Presidential emergency alert system text postponed

All major wireless firms and more than 100 mobile carriers are participating in the new Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA ) program that allows for presidential alerts, FEMA wrote in a Thursday statement . In a real situation, the system would be us... More..

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Union Cabinet Approves Ordinance to Criminalise Triple Talaq
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Union Cabinet Approves Ordinance to Criminalise Triple Talaq

The Union Cabinet has approved The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance which seeks to criminalize the practice of Triple Talaq , as per news reports. "An unnerved BJP finding itself c...More..

Kavanaugh's accuser NOT ready to testify against Trump's supreme court nominee
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kavanaugh's accuser NOT ready to testify against Trump's supreme court nominee

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford looks forward to working with you and the Committee. The panel's Republican chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley , said he would postpone the vote and would now hold a hearing with ...More..

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says He Will Visit Seoul
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says He Will Visit Seoul

Kim and Moon also agreed to remove all nuclear weapons and other threats to peace in the Korean Peninsula while consenting to take further concrete denuclearization steps if Washington were willing to reciproca...More..

Pakistan court orders release of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pakistan court orders release of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

The court granted bail to Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar and ordered them to pay Rs0.5 million as surety bonds. "How Nawaz Sharif can own property when the ownership of the same rests with his children?" T...More..

Waves Crash Against Homes in Hong Kong During Typhoon Mangkhut
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Waves Crash Against Homes in Hong Kong During Typhoon Mangkhut

Farms across northern Luzon, which produces much of the nation's rice and corn, were sitting under muddy floodwater, their crops ruined just a month before harvest. In the neighboring gambling enclave of Macau,...More..

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after battering China
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after battering China

In the United States, at least 17 people are now reported to have died in storm-related incidents in North and SC since Florence made landfall as a category one hurricane on Thursday. In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan...More..

Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has urged residents who were evacuated from the worst-hit areas ahead of Hurricane Florence to stay away amid warnings that the floods in the state were worsening. Sixteen...More..

FEMA Administrator defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll study
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

FEMA Administrator defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll study

Appearing on NBC's " Meet the Press ", Long defended the president for his response to Hurricane Maria previous year and argued that findings from multiple academic studies were "all over the place". Puerto R...More..

North and South Korea make breakthrough agreement
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

North and South Korea make breakthrough agreement

Defense Minister Song Young-moo and his North Korean counterpart No Kwang-chol inked the agreement in Pyongyang, which is part of efforts to enforce the two Koreas' April summit agreement to halt "all hostile a...More..

Trump administration cutting number of new refugees to 4-decade low
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump administration cutting number of new refugees to 4-decade low

He also said that the 30,000 figure "is a cap, not a floor", meaning the USA might let in fewer than that and noted that even with the cap set at 45,000 for 2018, the Trump administration had admitted less th...More..

EU working to 'improve' Irish Brexit border proposal to UK: Barnier
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

EU working to 'improve' Irish Brexit border proposal to UK: Barnier

But Mrs May has rejected that plan as unacceptable, claiming it would effectively create a border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. In a letter to EU leaders he said they should ...More..

In stunning move, Trump declassifies documents related to Russian Federation probe
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In stunning move, Trump declassifies documents related to Russian Federation probe

Mr. Trump also directed the Department of Justice to release FBI reports about Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department attorney, and the unredacted text messages of former FBI Director James Comey , former Deputy F...More..

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process reflects the bitter partisanship of the age
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process reflects the bitter partisanship of the age

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , a federal appeals court judge, holds up a worn copy of the Constitution of the United States as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in W...More..

Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation

They say the hearing should not move forward until that investigation is completed. An FBI investigation "should be the first step in addressing the allegations", the lawyers wrote in the letter , which was ...More..

Moon and Kim begin summit after limo ride through Pyongyang
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Moon and Kim begin summit after limo ride through Pyongyang

Kim and Moon embraced at Pyongyang's worldwide airport - where the North Korean leader had supervised missile launches past year as tensions mounted. By comparison, surveys after the April summit found overwh...More..

Donald Trump is ‘very seriously’ considering more troops in Poland
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Donald Trump is ‘very seriously’ considering more troops in Poland

Trump says that he's considering the idea and that Poland has offered more than $2 billion to the U.S.to pay for such an effort. Trump added the United States was interested in exploring the possibility of co...More..

Russian Federation blames Israel in downing of aircraft by Syria
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Russian Federation blames Israel in downing of aircraft by Syria

This absolutely does not correspond to the spirit of Russian-Israeli partnership. According to Reuters the official SANA news agency said the Technical Industry Institution in the state-controlled city ...More..

South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

The court upheld a decision made the Western Cape High Court past year which ruled that personal use of marijuana should be legal. "The judgment does not specify how many grams of cannabis can a person use ...More..

Democrats Call for Delay to Kavanaugh Vote amid Sexual Assault Accusation
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Democrats Call for Delay to Kavanaugh Vote amid Sexual Assault Accusation

Hill endured a brutal assault on her personal reputation in hearings and in conservative media, and the all-male Republicans on the committee ultimately backed Thomas. A potential "no" vote from Mr Flake would ...More..

Trump aide says sex claim against Brett Kavanaugh should be heard
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump aide says sex claim against Brett Kavanaugh should be heard

Kavanaugh's once-assured confirmation has now been thrown into question, angering Trump and prompting his aides to evaluate their options moving forward. But many say they recognize the situation has gotten ...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh willing to 'refute' sexual assault allegation before Senate panel

When asked if the committee should consider delaying the vote this week, Murkowski told CNN, "Well, I think that might be something they might have to consider, at least having that discussion". The 53-year-old...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Russian jet with 14 servicemen aboard vanishes from radar off Syria

Another source from Syrian military said that the missile attack on Latakia was made from the sea. Eight were discharged shortly after being admitted to a nearby hospital. Syrian air defences were activated a...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Trump Orders Declassification of Carter Page FBI Documents

The declassification order includes redacted portions of the FISA warrant the FBI obtained to spy on Trump associate Page, all FBI notes on interviews related to obtaining the warrant on Page, and all FBI n...More..

Afghans Born In Pakistan To Get Citizenship
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Afghans Born In Pakistan To Get Citizenship

A man writes down the details of a government owned vehicle on sale during an auction at the premises of Prime Minister's House in Islamabad . Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, while speaking to the media...More..

USA to impose tariffs on $200 bn in Chinese goods
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

USA to impose tariffs on $200 bn in Chinese goods

The White House has sought to pressure Beijing to reduce its trade surplus with America and protect intellectual property rights of United States companies, which it says are abused in China . Apple warned las...More..

'Mariachi' gunmen kill five in Mexico City tourist plaza
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

'Mariachi' gunmen kill five in Mexico City tourist plaza

The former Mexico City mayor, who takes office December 1, has vowed that new strategies under the city's incoming mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, will be effective. Police patrol vehicles on Saturday were parked o...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

Unsworth to be guilty of the accusations", Unsworth's complaint said , according to Reuters. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court seeks more than $75,000 (£57,000) in damages and a court order pr...More..

Putin: Demilitarized zone for Syria's Idlib to be created
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Putin: Demilitarized zone for Syria's Idlib to be created

The planned zone would be 15- to 20 kilometers deep, said Putin , and patrolled by Turkish and Russian soldiers. Both sides have already established observation points near flashpoints in the province but th...More..

Kavanaugh, Ford invited to Senate Judiciary hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kavanaugh, Ford invited to Senate Judiciary hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say

She began speaking anonymously about the alleged assault in July, after Kavanaugh was shortlisted to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. "I did not do this back in high school or at any ti...More..