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Trump fires back at McCain over health care bill


On Friday, Sen. Susan Collins , a Republican from ME, also inched closer to closing the door on Graham-Cassidy, saying that she was "leaning against", the bill, according to a report from The Portland Press Herald. She, Collins and McCain voted against the last repeal attempt in July. MA has the highest rate of insured people in the nation, with 97.5 percent of residents having either private, employer or government-backed medical coverage past year, according to the U.S. Read More »

Bjerregaard claims first Tour title in Portugal


And the Irishman will be desperate to defend the Portugal Masters as it returns to the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer, this week and take the trophy back to Ireland for a third time - Shane Lowry also triumphed in Vilamoura back in 2012. Read More »

Iran claims to have tested "successfully" in its new ballistic missile


Iran said that the missile was designed and developed in the country. "Questioning United States President Donald Trump's authority to single-handedly scrap the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear accord -Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the pact belongs to the global community in its entirety, and not only to one or two" countries. Read More »

DACA Constitutional Lawsuit Filed Against US Government


NAACP interim president and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a press release his organization is standing up for the thousands of "people of color" who would be affected by the cancellation of the program. But we did not find almost universal support that Trump described. Despite the negative consequences that the administration cites in its decision, Trump reassured constituents that the process will be gradual and allow opportunity for new legislation. Read More »

Defying Trump, Iran says it will boost missile capabilities


The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in NY, where US President Donald Trump again accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a "rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos". Read More »

Mexico quake toll rises to 305


Pereda said she didn't want to leave: "I was anxious about him". Another person suffered a broken clavicle in the town of Xadani. The director of Mexico's disaster agency says it's an aftershock of the 8.1 quake that hit on September 7 off the country's southern coast. Read More »

Small quake hits North Korea in 'suspected explosion'


If it is confirmed as a nuclear test, it would be the North Korean regime's seventh. North Korea's major diplomatic ally and trading partner announced curtailing the exports of refined petroleum to two million barrels per year. "That would be not only provocative, but a lot can go wrong if the missile goes awry". "It would be surprising to me if it's (the Juche bird) their lead-off hitter now", he said, borrowing from a baseball term. Read More »

Trump criticises Iran over its recent ballistic missile test


This announcement was made in a climate very tense between Iran and the United States, the president, Donald Trump threatening to pull his country out of the agreement over the nuclear issue that Washington has signed in 2015 with Tehran in conjunction with the Germany, China, France, Great Britain and Russian Federation. Read More »

Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane


The dam, which is 120 feet high and almost 1,000 feet long, was built in 1929 by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. "It becoming increasingly likely that some direct impacts will occur along portions of the coast next week", the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Saturday. Read More »

Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities

He also said Teheran would keep supporting the "oppressed people of Yemen, Syria and Palestine" - a reference to the country's role in the wars in Yemen and Syria and its support for Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas. "We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country", Rouhani said in a speech broadcast on state television. General Amir Hatami, Iran's defence minister spoke about the missile;'s unique specifications, he said: "The ability to evade the enemy's air ... Read More »

Police responding to church shooting near Nashville


The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known. They said they received multiple calls of shots fired. The church is about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville . "No matter where you live, if you want to attend a Church where people remember who you are, please join us!" Roads around the church are shut down, including LaVergne Couchville Pike off Old Hickory Blvd., and Hobson Pike. Read More »

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected


The restrictions could vary by country, officials said. "Our enemies and our adversaries are dead set on exploiting our defenses to enter our country and we've got to do everything possible to keep nefarious actors out", said Miles Taylor , counselor to the secretary of homeland security. Read More »

Trump lashes out at McCain on health care vote


Graham remained optimistic that McCain would eventually support the bill, telling an ABC affiliate on Thursday, "He won't vote because of our friendship, I would never ask him". During the election campaign Trump had pledged to quickly kill President Barack Obama's health care program - "It will be easy", he contended - and he has publicly chided McConnell for not winning passage before now. Read More »

Three Pakistani 'fidayeen' killed in J&K gunfight


Handwara ( Jammu and Kashmir ), Sept. 24: The Indian Army on Sunday busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara District and seized a large cache of explosive material and ammunition, including an anti-aircraft gun. "As the security cordon was tightened, the hiding terrorists opened fire triggering a fierce gunfight in which one terrorist was neutralised", said the police official. Read More »

Health updates over Jayalalithaa were all lies: Tamin Nadu Minister


Srinivasan said he was now coming out with the truth pushed by the situation. He also admitted that Sasikala imposed restrictions denying everyone from meeting the ailing CM and stated that prominent leaders like Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP president Amit Shah and Governor Vidyasagar Rao were not allowed to meet Jayalalithaa. Read More »

Kim Jong Un slams 'dotard' Donald Trump


Japan is also within range of missile strikes, while the North itself has a population of millions ensnared by the Pyongyang regime. "In my opinion, perhaps we might consider a historic aboveground test of a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean", Mr. Read More »

PYD captures Syria's largest gas field in Deir el-Zour


The country's defence ministry said Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting, had taken up positions on the eastern banks of the Euphrates alongside USA special forces . US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. Read More »

Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees


There had already been reports of widespread abuse by the Myanmarese soldiers and Buddhist mobs in a western state in Myanmar where the military has laid siege to the Muslims. Roadblocks have been set up along major routes from the camp zones to stop the refugees from moving further into Bangladesh. But in the wake of the bitter disappointment in a Nobel laureate and renowned champion of human rights, pragmatism may now be setting in. Read More »

International Cricket Council launches anti-corruption investigation into Sri Lanka


The ICC's General Manager (ACU) Alex Marshall confirmed that officers have visited the country regarding the allegations and that an investigation was underway. The former fast bowler had made allegations during an interview to a local television station that there were "unnatural match patterns" and player selections and blamed the current management for the team's poor performance. Read More »

Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site

There seemed to be some initial difference of opinion, however, with Seoul's Korea Meteorological Agency (KMA) saying that it had registered a tremor of a similar size, but judged it a "natural quake". South Korea's weather agency said its analysis had determined that the quake's origin was probably "natural", the Yonhap News Agency reported . CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo tweeted seismographic graphs from Saturday's quake alongside those from the second quake on September 3, ... Read More »

China warns of 'complicated' situation on Korean Peninsula

South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. Lassino Zerbo, of nuclear watchdog the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), tweeted that the quake was not man-made but similar to a "collapse" event, or tremor, that followed nearly immediately after the 3 September test. Read More »

Strong 6.2 magnitude quake shakes central Mexico


At some Mexico City sites rescue workers were still discussing whether to return to their task of trying to reach survivors of Tuesday's quake believe to be buried under debris in three sites in the city. All along the highway running south from Mexico City into quake-stricken Morelos state, where at least 73 people died, convoys of volunteers can be seen driving cars decorated with handwritten signs saying "viveros" and "acopio movil", bringing aid and donations to damaged communities. Read More »

South Korea says quake in North Korea was not result of blast

As China is North Korea most important trading partner, the suspension of textile imports is expected to affect Pyongyang's income. The U.S. proposed an immediate ban on all oil imports to undermine the North Korean regime. China accounts for some 90 per cent of the North's trade, making its cooperation critical to any efforts to derail Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Read More »

Third man arrested in relation to London Tube attack


Commander Dean Haydon, Counter Terrorism Command, called the investigation " fast-moving ". He added: "As police and our partners do all we can to confront the threat, public vigilance remains as vital as ever". Thirty-five people have been killed in the previous attacks. The 17-year-old boy was detained after officers executed a warrant at an address in Thornton Heath, south London , at around 12.05am on Thursday. Read More »

MI loses starting quarterback with undisclosed injury


John O'Korn replaced Speight on the Wolverines' next series. He walked directly into the MI locker room after the play. Speight dropped back to pass but was sacked by Purdue's Markus Bailey for a loss of 11 yards. Michigan Sophomore RB Chris Evans ran for 97 yards and two scores in a 28-10 victory over Purdue on Saturday. Former Houston transfer John O'Korn took over for Speight and led the Wolverines on a 13-play, 84-yard touchdown drive to give No. Read More »

Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile: State Media

United States President Donald Trump has used Iran's test of a long-range missile with the capacity to reach Israel on Saturday to condemn the embattled 2015 nuclear accord, saying that the test shows the USA "does not have much of an agreement" with Tehran . Read More »

Britain's PM urges all parties' commitment to Iran nuclear deal


Gabriel told reporters in NY he agreed with USA officials that Iran had not changed its behavior in the Middle East after the agreement was reached - a matter that required attention, but not as part of the nuclear agreement. It's been known that Iran has had a missile with a range capable of reaching Israel , said Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Institute for Internal Strategic Studies-Americas, a think tank. Read More »

Sushma accuses Pakistan of sponsoring terror


Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday said that India is the mother of terrorism in South Asia during her address to the General Assembly. "We have marched ahead, consistently, without pause, in education, health and across the range of human welfare", she said. On Thursday in New York , Abbasi urged the United Nations secretary general to appoint a special envoy for Kashmir and accused India's military of brutality in a crackdown against anti-India ... Read More »

A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying


North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, who is now visiting NY, later said the action might be the testing of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. In his speech to the U.N., Trump vowed to " totally destroy " North Korea if provoked. "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire". Read More »

Tullow to ramp up TEN output after Ghana, Ivory Coast ruling


ITLOS however today September, 23, 2017 ruled in favor of Ghana. However, the angle appeared to be closer to the line claimed by Ghana. Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana expressed their gratitude to the ITLOS Special Chamber for the "courteous attention" with which it dealt with the matter. Read More »

Moon, Trump, Abe Meet at Lotte Hotel in NY


Kim Dong-yub, a former South Korean military official who is now an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said Kim Jong Un's statement indicated that North Korea will respond to Trump with its most aggressive missile test yet. Read More »

Sky banner message urges Collins to reject health care bill


Collins tells 2 On Your Side we have to see the health care bill in its final form, if and when it passes, to see how it would impact health care here in New York State. "I'm reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy", she said, adding that for those with preexisting conditions, "The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable". Read More »

One country can't scrap Iranian nuclear deal: President Rouhani to Trump


Trump said on Twitter in July that he and President Vladimir Putin have discussed the creation of a US-Russian cybersecurity unit, an idea that provoked howls of protest from Democrats and others deeply concerned over ongoing investigations into allegations of links between Russia, the Trump campaign, and a President who repeatedly said he wanted better relations with Moscow. Read More »