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Iran FM urges swift United Nations action on Rohingya crisis

Iran FM urges swift United Nations action on Rohingya crisis Suu Kyi received the award for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights" while standing up against military rulers. Aung San Suu Kyi went so far as calling the whole thing false. The catalyst has been her unconscionable silence about the terrifying ethnic cleansing now unfolding against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Rakhine State, in western Myanmar. [Full Article...]

Google begins European Union showdown to appeal £2.2bn record fine

Google begins European Union showdown to appeal £2.2bn record fine Google is appealing against the record €2.4bn (£2.2bn) fine imposed by the European Union for its abuse of its dominance of the search engine market in building its shopping comparison service. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's antitrust chief, has also threatened further probes on travel or map services. "It denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Harvey's effect on gas prices easing; Irma unlikely to raise cost

Hurricane Harvey's effect on gas prices easing; Irma unlikely to raise cost October Natural Gas settled at $2.890, down $0.180 or -5.86%. States most likely to see gas prices increase post-Irma are those directly in the storm's path with ripple effects up the East Coast. Since last month, the Albany average has risen 64.6 cents, and motorists were paying 75.5 cents more per gallon than previous year. The price of gas in MA has not changed this week. [Full Article...]

Trump Asks US Supreme Court to Restore Refugee Travel Ban

Trump Asks US Supreme Court to Restore Refugee Travel Ban In a one-page decision signed by Judge Anthony Kennedy, the high court temporarily blocked a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week that stopped the government from prohibiting refugees from entering if a resettlement agency in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Policemen killed In North Sinai Attack Claimed By ISIS

Policemen killed In North Sinai Attack Claimed By ISIS The militants detonated an improvised explosive device and destroyed four armored vehicles and a signal-jamming vehicle. The assailants, whose identities were not yet known, later opened fire at survivors and commandeered a police pickup truck. [Full Article...]

European countries call for new EU tax on tech giants

European countries call for new EU tax on tech giants France is leading the push to clamp down on the taxation of such companies, but has found support from other countries - including Germany, Italy and Spain - also frustrated at the low tax they receive under current worldwide rules. The European Commission has also taken important initiatives with the proposals for directives on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCTB and CCCTB). [Full Article...]

United Nations body deplores 'current measure in India to deport Rohingyas'

United Nations body deplores 'current measure in India to deport Rohingyas' That has left tens of thousands of new arrivals with nowhere to shelter from the monsoon rains. The Washington Post feels that, in Myanmar "democracy dies in darkness". The violence has driven almost 300,000 Rohingya to flee Buddhist-majority Myanmar, with many of them packed into existing camps or huddled in makeshift settlements that have mushroomed along roadsides and in open fields across ... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan's Acting FM Rabbani to hold talks with PM Modi

Afghanistan's Acting FM Rabbani to hold talks with PM Modi Rabbani is in India for the second meeting of the India-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Council that he co-chairs with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Rabbani further said that his country's friendship with India does not mean hostility to any other country and that it is not a zero-sum game. He said, "unlike others, Afghanistan has hardly sought our security in the insecurity of... [Full Article...]

BlackBerry Priv Will Not Get The Android Nougat Update

BlackBerry Priv Will Not Get The Android Nougat Update Reports have said that the Android 8.0 Oreo version will be available for Samsung devices later this year, although it is not confirmed which devices will be getting it first. This means that the Priv users are now stuck on the Android Marshmallow and will never receive any Android update. It comes with a slide-out physical keyboard with smart touch capabilities. [Full Article...]

Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N. Korea

But Prime Minister Lee Nak-Yon said Thursday the THAAD deployment was a "difficult yet inevitable decision" Seoul had to make because of North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats. While Putin reiterated Moscow's opposition to new sanctions against North Korea, he told reporters he had assured South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Moscow condemns North Korea's nuclear test and thinks it... [Full Article...]

Trump on Irma: 'We've never seen anything like this'

The US President's $US16.9m beachfront property on the island of Saint Martin is the first of several luxury Trump properties that lie in the superstorm's path of destruction. Referring to people in the Florida Keys who don't plan to evacuate, Long said, "You're on your own until we can actually get in there, and it's safe for our teams to support local and state efforts". [Full Article...]

China blasts South Korea's completion of THAAD deployment

Russia President Vladimir Putin watches the competition of the 1st Jigoro Kano International Judo Tournament on the margins of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 7, 2017. Putin said Pyongyang would not end its nuclear and missile programs because it viewed them as its only means of self-defense. A diplomatic source said, "For Putin, 34 minutes late is actually not that bad... [Full Article...]

Vehicle and SUV makers cheer less than expected hike in cess

Vehicle and SUV makers cheer less than expected hike in cess In the case of mid-size sedans like the Verna, Ciaz, City, Corolla, Elantra etc, which exceed a total length of 4 metres, after the cess hike, the tax applicable to such vehicles now stands at 45% (28% base +15% cess + 2% hike). The items include the daily used items like idli/dosa batter, raincoat, brooms, corduroy fabric, computer monitors up to 20 inches, cotton quilts, rubber bands and kitchen... [Full Article...]

Pence to speak at 9/11 ceremony honoring Flight 93 victims

Pence to speak at 9/11 ceremony honoring Flight 93 victims Hundreds of 9/11 family members, survivors, rescuers and officials gathered as the ceremony at the World Trade Center began with a moment of silence and tolling bells. ET. On Monday night, the " Tribute in Light " commemorative public art installation will take place across the New York City night sky. Governor Andrew Cuomo has also ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the att... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea

Cheong Wa Dae said the two leaders agreed on the need for close cooperation in the global community as well as the UN Security Council to implement tougher sanctions and pressure on North Korea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Trump's trade comments were "neither objective nor fair". "South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will ... [Full Article...]

White House Social Media Director Tweets Fake Hurricane Irma Video

White House Social Media Director Tweets Fake Hurricane Irma Video Which raised a host of questions nearly immediately, after Miami International Airport informed Scavino, Pence and the president that the video was fake. Except it wasn't Miami's airport, and the news was almost two weeks old. Scavino deleted his incorrect tweet after thirty minutes, sharing a different video of the storm. [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi to address students' convention on today

Narendra Modi to address students' convention on today He said, the 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood but the world has forgotten it and remember this date as 9/11 terror attack in the US. "Will we not fight against evils in our society?" Pm Modi tweeted, "Swami Vivekananda said that only rituals will not connect an individual to divinity.he said "Jan Seva is Prabhu Seva". [Full Article...]

Indian-origin Sikh lawmaker shuts down heckler woman with 'love and courage'

Indian-origin Sikh lawmaker shuts down heckler woman with 'love and courage' Even though the woman was aggressive in her gestures and words, Singh calmly responded to the crowd, saying, "We believe in love and courage..." The national broadcaster CBC reported that he directly addressed the woman and said, "We welcome you". [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 attracts 1.2 million concurrent players

Destiny 2 attracts 1.2 million concurrent players On Friday evening, Bungie confirmed that 1.2M players were taking part in the game concurrently. This Week On Xbox for September 8th, 2017 includes more details on the highly anticipated Destiny 2 launch, the new update to Battlefield 1 as well as news from developers Rockstar. [Full Article...]

How Hurricane Irma is affecting travel at Columbia airport

How Hurricane Irma is affecting travel at Columbia airport Saturday. But flights out of the area remained extremely limited. Delta Air Lines had seats on "very few flights " in South Florida but more at airports farther north including central Florida , said spokesman Anthony Black. They said they will also waive cancellation and fare difference fees for passengers affected by the hurricane . JetBlue and Southwest said flights will be... [Full Article...]


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