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Backed Forces Liberated 90% of Raqqa from Jihadists

Backed Forces Liberated 90% of Raqqa from Jihadists Heavy bombing by the US-led coalition forced ISIS jihadists to retreat to five zones in the past 48 hours, said SOHR director Rami Adbel Rahman. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and millions more displaced since civil war broke out in Syria following protests against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011. [Full Article...]

Police granted extra time to quiz Parsons Green bomb suspects

Police granted extra time to quiz Parsons Green bomb suspects Syrian refugee Yahya Faroukh, 21, and an 18-year-old believed to be from Iraq , remain in police custody. The uk's top counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, said police were gaining a "greater understanding of the preparation of the device". [Full Article...]

Facebook Promises Tighter Controls Following Racist Ad Targeting Debacle

Facebook Promises Tighter Controls Following Racist Ad Targeting Debacle Along with moving more aggressively to weed out offensive ads, Sandberg said Facebook is adding more human oversight to its automated ad sales system. On 6 September, Facebook acknowledged that an influence operation probably based in Russian Federation purchased $100,000 worth of ads on its platform to promote divisive social and political messages. [Full Article...]

Cornell Fraternity Closes Indefinitely After Racially Charged Attack

Cornell Fraternity Closes Indefinitely After Racially Charged Attack Police say they have arrested one man, charged him with misdemeanor assault, and are investigating "any racially biased motivation" for the attack. Mayor Svante Myrick said the fight could have been classified as a hate crime since racial slurs were involved, according to the Sun . [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort reportedly offered to brief Russian billionaire on 2016 campaign

Paul Manafort reportedly offered to brief Russian billionaire on 2016 campaign But it is unclear what Manafort, who was intimately involved with the campaign at the time , was offering in exchange. The emails are among tens of thousands of documents that have been turned over to congressional investigators and Special Counsel Robert S. [Full Article...]

First lady Melania Trump to speak about children at United Nations luncheon

First lady Melania Trump to speak about children at United Nations luncheon As adults we are not merely responsible, we are accountable. "She should have just walked off that stage and kept walking all the way to Slovenia", Kimmel said. "This is about using her role as first lady to help as many children as she possibly can". In a campaign speech days before the 2016 election, Trump said she meant to focus on protecting children on social media. [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 3 Reviews: Connectivity, Battery Issues Are Problematic

Apple Watch Series 3 Reviews: Connectivity, Battery Issues Are Problematic A cellular-based Series 3 Apple Watch will be freeing; no more bulky smartphone in my pocket. "That's why I can't recommend the cellular Apple Watch Series 3 until the connectivity is more reliable". Don't plan on taking all your calls from your wrist, even if the new microphone in the watch " works miracles ". This resulted in an occasional inability to place or receive phone calls and text m... [Full Article...]

Trump sets aside United Nations distrust to seek allies

Trump sets aside United Nations distrust to seek allies Ahead of his maiden speech to the annual U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump hosted a short event to boost support for changes to the United Nations. 18 to tackle these and other tough challenges _ from the spread of terrorism to a warming planet. "We must ensure that no one and no member state shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden and that's militarily or financially". [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson meets Russian Foreign Minister, discusses Syria

Rex Tillerson meets Russian Foreign Minister, discusses Syria Moscow said it is planning to help Somalia in its efforts against extremism and terrorism following a meeting between Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov . "Being serious people and responsible people, and I feel Rex Tillerson is one of them, I hope that we can draw conclusions from where we are now and understand where we want to be". [Full Article...]

Attorneys General push for free credit monitoring following breach

Attorneys General push for free credit monitoring following breach It said an investigation was ongoing. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 Americans and "certain dispute documents with personal identifying information" for some 182,000 Americans were also accessed by the hackers, it added . Equifax disclosed earlier this month that it discovered a security breach on July 29. Bloomberg reported Monday that the Justice Department has launched an i... [Full Article...]

The Nintendo Switch is hiding a retro secret

The Nintendo Switch is hiding a retro secret Two years after his passing, Satoru Iwata remains an important part of Nintendo's video game vision . As owners of the hybrid console wait for the launch of the Nintendo Switch Virtual Console, there is already apparently an emulator in the device, with a decades-old game that comes with a massive upgrade. [Full Article...]

U.S. considers shooting down low-threat NK missiles

U.S. considers shooting down low-threat NK missiles The photos can not be independently verified. Earlier on Saturday, Agence France-Presse reported that the UN Security Council will gather on a meeting to discuss North Korea's missile and nuclear programs on a request from the United States. [Full Article...]

Kiwi cyclist Linda Villumsen sixth in time trial at road world champs

Kiwi cyclist Linda Villumsen sixth in time trial at road world champs The highly-fancied Van Vleuten beat compatriot Anna van der Breggen by 12 seconds, with Australia's Katrin Garfoot in third a further seven seconds behind. "It was really hard because it started nearly pouring rain on the course". Former victor Ellen van Dijk's fifth place completed a good day for the Dutch, which will act as a warning sign to the other squads for Saturday's race. [Full Article...]

Zuma in NY for 72nd UN General Assembly

Zuma in NY for 72nd UN General Assembly Making this known yesterday, sources in the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation informed THISDAY that the president signed the declaration on Sunday before his departure for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in NY, where he will be expected to address other world leaders today. [Full Article...]

Fornite's Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play Next Week

Fornite's Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play Next Week Epic Games announced today that Fortnite Battle Royale , a new mode that proudly cribs notes from PUBG for its early-access builder/shooter game, will be free-to-play when it arrives on September 26 across PC, PS4, and Xbox One . If you paid for the game (between 12 September and 19 September) specifically to play the PvP mode, then Epic say you can have a refund. Battle Royale for Fort... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose Speeds Up, Gains Strength Off East Coast

Hurricane Jose Speeds Up, Gains Strength Off East Coast Monday . Maria is expected to cross the Leeward Islands on Monday night , the NHC says. Maria grew into a hurricane on Sunday , and forecasters said it was expected to become much stronger while following a path that would take it near numerous islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma and on to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. [Full Article...]

Dem Rep. Pallone Asks IG to Look at Tom Price's Travel

Dem Rep. Pallone Asks IG to Look at Tom Price's Travel WASHINGTON ― Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price needs to travel on private jets for his job because he is extremely busy, a spokeswoman said Wednesday in response to criticism that chartering flights is expensive and wasteful. [Full Article...]

'There's a 2/3 chance Paris Agreement can be achieved'

'There's a 2/3 chance Paris Agreement can be achieved' Trump in June announced that the United States would withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord, saying it would harm U.S. industries, cost USA jobs, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to other nations. [Full Article...]

OECD holds steady on growth forecast for United Kingdom, praising good export prospects

OECD holds steady on growth forecast for United Kingdom, praising good export prospects The OECD raised its growth forecast for the eurozone this year by three tenths of a point to 2.1 percent. Emerging markets are key for overall global growth - strong future growth depends on deeper reforms. The relative slowdown was due to the implementation of a goods and services tax and the sudden withdrawal late previous year of higher denomination banknotes. [Full Article...]

Ryanair passengers left frustrated by refunds process amid cancelled flights

Ryanair passengers left frustrated by refunds process amid cancelled flights Ryanair said extra customer service staff had been brought on to help with flight changes and processing refunds and it expected 95% or around 300,000 of customers affected to have alternative travel arrangements in place or refunds.by the end of the week. [Full Article...]


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