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Merkel's German election victory looks assured - but the real test comes after

The FDP is looking to re-enter the Bundestag after losing all of its seats when it didn't clear the 5 percent hurdle in the 2013 election. Since that fiasco, the FDP has tried to rebrand itself and become more attractive in an increasingly competitive electoral landscape. [Full Article...]

Police steps up London Tube blast probe, questions suspects

Police steps up London Tube blast probe, questions suspects He lived with the Joneses, but hadn't been arrested "in the last couple of weeks" despite the police activity at the Jones house, a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told Sky News. A local politician said he understood an 18-year-old Iraqi orphan was living with the couple, having moved to Britain aged 15 after his parents died. [Full Article...]

Categorisation of IPOB As A Terrorist Organisation Is Unconstitutional - Saraki

Categorisation of IPOB As A Terrorist Organisation Is Unconstitutional - Saraki The Nigerian Government has said Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB , is not set up to fight for right of anyone or group but a tool by opposition to destabilise the country. In fact, the designation of the IPOB as a terrorist organization is long overdue. Ipob established its own secret police and a Biafra national guard, and attacked a military patrol on September 10 with Molotov cocktails, st... [Full Article...]

Erdogan, Annan discuss Myanmar's Rohingya crisis over phone

Erdogan, Annan discuss Myanmar's Rohingya crisis over phone Yangon- Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to address Myanmar on the violence against Rohingya Muslims for the first time in an attempt to soothe global outrage. Dozens also gathered in Ghana's capital Accra on Monday to march against the violence and especially against the sale of weapons to the Myanmar government by Israel. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump taunts North Korean leader on Twitter

Donald Trump taunts North Korean leader on Twitter If diplomacy fails, she says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "will take care of it". Last week North Korea launched another ballistic missile over Japan and earlier this month it conducted a nuclear test , in defiance of new economic sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria gains strength, bears down on Caribbean islands

Hurricane Maria gains strength, bears down on Caribbean islands Maria is expected to experience further rapid strengthening over the next 48 hours, according to the NHC. The islands already ravaged by Hurricane Irma again are under hurricane warnings in advance of Tropical Storm Maria , including Guadeloupe and Dominica . [Full Article...]

Egyptian court acquits Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa of murder

Egyptian court acquits Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa of murder Meanwhile Minister for Children Katherine Zappone acknowledged the "work and dedication" of the Department of Foreign Affairs in what was "one of the most hard consular cases in years". "Having travelled with an Oireachtas delegation as part of Irish efforts to secure his release at the start of this year, I can only imagine the relief and joy Ibrahim must today be feeling today at this verdict"... [Full Article...]

North Korea fuel prices soar after United Nations sanctions capping supply

North Korea fuel prices soar after United Nations sanctions capping supply In response to USA demands that China suspend all crude oil supplies to North Korea , Cui said Beijing would do "nothing more and nothing less" than faithfully implement the terms of UN Security Council resolutions sanctioning North Korea . [Full Article...]

North Korea may conduct another nuclear test, missile launch, South Korea warns

North Korea may conduct another nuclear test, missile launch, South Korea warns The most recent United Nations sanctions include capping crude oil supplies to North Korea at present levels and reductions in other commodities. A pair of US B-1B bombers and four F-35 jets flew from Guam and Japan and joined four South Korean F-15K fighters in the latest drill, South Korea's defence ministry said. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls For Tough Monitoring Of Iran Nuclear Deal

The US President told the United Nations energy watchdog that his country would not stay in the nuclear accord if it thought it wasn't being monitored properly. For his part, Amano on Monday repeated in his speech that Iran "is now subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime". He underlined that Iran will continue putting the deal into practice as long as all sides are abiding... [Full Article...]

Nokia 2 and Nokia 9 smartphones Design leaks before launch

The Nokia 9 might have similarly curved edges as the Nokia 8 , but here is where the similarities stop. This is similar to what most manufacturers have been following since Samsung came up with the Galaxy S7 edge . However, it is being that the device might come with an iris camera. Notably, the handset can be seen sporting dual rear cameras in the renders as well. [Full Article...]

Dad arrested for chasing terrified six-year-old daughter in clown mask

Dad arrested for chasing terrified six-year-old daughter in clown mask The father reportedly told police he donned the clown mask to scare his daughter in an effort to discipline her for apparent bad behavior, instead of spanking her. Barrett Jr. told police that he was playing a prank on his daughter, and he didn't know Santiago or his family. Barrett said his daughter was having behavioral issues, but he chose to scare her as discipline instead of spanking becaus... [Full Article...]

U.S. stealth fighter jets, bombers fly over Korean peninsula

U.S. stealth fighter jets, bombers fly over Korean peninsula In response to United States demands that China suspend all crude oil supplies to North Korea , Cui said Beijing would do "nothing more and nothing less" than faithfully implement the terms of UN Security Council resolutions sanctioning North Korea . [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 new variant launched at Rs 12999

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 new variant launched at Rs 12999 Xiaomi's latest move is surely an attempt to appease the mid-range market and thus the company is now coming out with a 4GB + 32GB option that is priced at Rs 14,999. This smartphone contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. On the camera front, the Mi Max 2 sports a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. [Full Article...]

3 dead, a dozen injured in NYC crash involving 2 buses

3 dead, a dozen injured in NYC crash involving 2 buses The person who died was reportedly found underneath one of the buses, leading authorities to believe that person may have been a pedestrian. Video from the scene showed dozens of first responders swarming the two buses; passengers were pulled from the wreckage and lifted down on stretchers into an ocean of firefighters. [Full Article...]

After Irma, Caribbean braces for Hurricane Maria

After Irma, Caribbean braces for Hurricane Maria The latest forecast by the meteorologists for Hurricane Jose is that the storm continues to move along the East Coast, with its most anticipated impact on New England by the mid-week. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, and Anguilla are under hurricane watches, which means hurricane conditions are possible. Once it forms into a cyclone, this will be Tropical Storm or Hurr... [Full Article...]

Who does the Bullet train help? 'Gujarati businessmen', says Shiv Sena

Who does the Bullet train help? 'Gujarati businessmen', says Shiv Sena The editorial claimed that the Japan Government was supposed to incur the cost of the project, but now the Indian Government will be spending Rs. 1,08,000 crore for the project, while the Maharashtra Government will have to spend at least Rs. [Full Article...]

Sonoma IndyCar: Rahal heads warm-up, Dixon leads title contenders

Sonoma IndyCar: Rahal heads warm-up, Dixon leads title contenders Power finished third in the race , Dixon fourth, Castroneves fifth. Josef Newgarden clinched his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a run to second place in Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Newgarden, who took a three-point lead into the final round, becomes the first American driver to win the championship since Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2012 and the second in the past 11 year... [Full Article...]

Northrop Grumman to buy missile maker for $7.8B

Northrop Grumman to buy missile maker for $7.8B Orbital shareholders will $134.50 per share in cash, which represents a 22% upside to the stock's Friday closing price of $110.04. Northrop is valued at $46.5 billion, while Orbital is valued at $6.3 billion. "The unique alignment in culture and mission offered by this transaction will allow us to maintain strong operational performance on existing programs while we pursue new opportunities t... [Full Article...]

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia at government's request

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia at government's request Snap's decision could inflame tensions between the Qatari broadcaster and the four neighboring countries that have imposed an economic blockade on Qatar. The TV network's content is also still available in Saudi Arabia on Twitter, Facebook and Google's YouTube. Commenting on the situation, Al Jazeera said it was nothing more than "an attempt to silence freedom of expression". [Full Article...]


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