• China to ban some petroleum exports to North Korea
China to ban some petroleum exports to North Korea

The sale of liquefied natural gas has been banned outright and the export of refined petroleum has been reduced to two barrels per year. Exported refined oil products must be used fully on civil purposes, not for North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, or other activities banned by the UN Security Council, the ministry said .

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  • Merkel bloc wins election but faces far-right challenge
Merkel bloc wins election but faces far-right challenge

Germany in particular is coping with the arrival of more than 1 million refugees and other new migrants, with tension with Russian Federation since Moscow's incursions into Ukraine, and with doubt about Europe's future since Britain voted to quit the EU.

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  • Trump gives 'final warning' on North Korea trade. What comes next?
Trump gives 'final warning' on North Korea trade. What comes next?

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding US President Donald Trump's speech at the UN general assembly. The forceful rhetoric from Pyongyang came after Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in a speech Tuesday to the General Assembly.

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  • The biased referendum for an independent Kurdistan in Iraq
The biased referendum for an independent Kurdistan in Iraq

However, Kurdish officials say they will use it to pressure the Iraqi government in Baghdad to come to the negotiating table and formalize their independence bid. The country has the largest Kurdish population in the region and is already battling a Kurdish insurgency. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the price would be high "for...

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  • In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote
In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

The escalating constitutional row has seen Catalonia's devolved government determined to hold an unsanctioned vote on October 1 and Spain using increasingly heavy-handed tactics to prevent it. Police searches on Wednesday sparked mass street protests in Barcelona . "That (the referendum) can not be held in the circumstances that we wanted is ...

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  • Mexico natural disaster: All Indians are safe in there, says Sushma Swaraj
Mexico natural disaster: All Indians are safe in there, says Sushma Swaraj

India on Friday ripped into Pakistan , describing it as "terroristan" and a land of "pure terror" that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism. Quoting Prime Minister Abbasi's speech, Sushma said that the Pakistani leader sent a lot of time to make allegations against India. "We focused our efforts on development while...

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  • Say What? Kim Jong Un Calls Trump a 'Dotard'
Say What? Kim Jong Un Calls Trump a 'Dotard'

The rhetorical battle came as outside experts say North Korea is getting closer to achieve its long-stated goal of building nuclear-armed missiles capable hitting anywhere in the US mainland. North Korea's leader has issued a fierce broadside against Donald Trump whom he described as a "dotard" who is "hard of hearing". Lavrov also urged E...

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  • Democrats to study every option to halt Obamacare repeal bill
Democrats to study every option to halt Obamacare repeal bill

The budget reconciliation tool Republicans are using to prevent a filibuster from Democrats expires at the end of the month. Cassidy has sorta, kinda, maybe won over Sen. Any provision that prevents a health insurance issuer offering a coverage plan in the individual or small group market from requiring an individual to pay a premium or contr...

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  • CAFOD partners rush aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
CAFOD partners rush aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

More than 400,000 Rohingyas have fled the country over the past three weeks after violence escalated in late August when the country's military retaliated to Rohingya rebels' attack on a military base. Children below five years will be administered polio vaccines while kids from six months to five years will be provided vitamin A capsules, the su...

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  • President Trump hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball in a GIF
President Trump hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball in a GIF

But the move comes as the Democrat has been back in the news promoting her memoir about her loss, " What Happened ". White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said later that day that Clinton was pushing "false narratives" in the book. "It is distressing, though, to have a president that frankly will tweet and retweet things as juvenile as that", S...

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  • USA options on North Korea 'effective and overwhelming'
USA options on North Korea 'effective and overwhelming'

McMaster says North Korea is on track to having a nuclear weapon that could threaten its neighbors and the United States. Trump's remarks came after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido earlier on Friday, the latest in a stream of missile tests that have looked to defy the global community.

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  • California Lawmakers Approve Sanctuary Bill
California Lawmakers Approve Sanctuary Bill

The California Assembly voted in favor of SB 54 Friday, which would prohibit law enforcement from conducting front-line immigration enforcement but allows jail officials to notify federal agents about some people in detention. California's Democratic political leaders have positioned the nation's largest state as a foil to Trump and his administr...

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  • Kansas unemployment rate ticks up to 3.9 percent in August
Kansas unemployment rate ticks up to 3.9 percent in August

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment increased from 4.8% in July to 5% in August. While the national rate barely budged from July, the last time Maryland's unemployment was this low was in May 2008, before the recession.

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  • No Trust Vote till Sep 20 : Madras HC
No Trust Vote till Sep 20 : Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Thursday restrained the Speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from holding any floor test till September 20. Chennai: Asserting that DMK was his prime enemy, sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran said that "his party" would not align with M K Stalin's DMK now or in the future.

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  • Fire at Kuala Lumpur's Islamic school kills 25 students and teachers
Fire at Kuala Lumpur's Islamic school kills 25 students and teachers

Firefighters said it took an hour to extinguish the blaze. Local officials had initially announced the death of 25 people, but the police have revised the balance sheet at 24: 22 students and two teachers. The city's Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said that six students and a member of the public were injured during the incident, The Mala...

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  • Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria
Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US -backed alliance of mostly Arab and Kurdish fighters, meanwhile have also launched a separate assault in Deir al-Zor province, which has become Islamic State's last major foothold in Syria. At the end of August, the deal reached saw hundreds of militants and their families being allowed to relocate to Bo...

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  • Injuries reported at school shooting in Spokane, Washington
Injuries reported at school shooting in Spokane, Washington

Law enforcement says the threat at Freeman HS has been eliminated and the kids are being accounted for. The fire chief described a chaotic scene at the school, with the sounds of bullets echoing through the halls prompting fears that there was more than one shooter.

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  • Bullet Train Project in India: 10 things you should know
Bullet Train Project in India: 10 things you should know

The government of India will directly bear the rest of the cost. The total distance of this high-speed rail link will be 508 kms. Despite its significance, the infrastructure remains poorly maintained and inefficient , lacking both modern signaling and communication systems.

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  • Oil Prices Rise As OPEC Oil Production Declines In August
Oil Prices Rise As OPEC Oil Production Declines In August

Hurricane Irma knocked out power to more than 3 million homes and businesses in Florida on Sunday . It gradually lost strength and weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning as it headed toward Georgia. Meanwhile, monthly reports from the Opec and International Every Agency due Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, are expected to provide market...

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  • Residents rescue manatees stranded by Irma
Residents rescue manatees stranded by Irma

They ended up at a bay on Whitfield Avenue and USA 41 in Sarasota where the water had receded leading the local wildlife stranded. A man named Michael Sechler wrote on Facebook that he and his friends spotted two manatees stranded near Sarasota.

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  • ISIS militants attacked an Egyptian police convoy: 18 dead
ISIS militants attacked an Egyptian police convoy: 18 dead

Militants detonated an Improvised Explosive Device, destroying three armoured vehicles and a signal-jamming vehicle. At least 26 Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on July 7, 2017, in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula. It did not provide any casualty figures, but the attack appears to have been the deadliest on security forces i...

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  • Bahamians terrified as Hurricane Irma 'sucks away' miles of ocean
Bahamians terrified as Hurricane Irma 'sucks away' miles of ocean

Life-threatening rapid water rise imminent! Meteorologists are calling it a reverse storm surge where low tides and high winds are pulling the water back. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm which ripped through the Caribbean Islands on its way to Florida and has killed at least 24 people, left bare beaches along the coastline of the Bahamas.

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  • Sunny, cool weekend as we await the impacts from Irma next week
Sunny, cool weekend as we await the impacts from Irma next week

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: 71-76. While the tornado risk is still very low, we can't rule out an isolated tornado Tuesday . This means Irma would have direct impact to Florida late Saturday and Sunday . Heavy rain, ferocious wind, and unsafe storm surge will continue to develop farther north in Florida this morning. This would bring cata...

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  • UN Aims to Sanction North Korea with Oil and Asset Freeze
UN Aims to Sanction North Korea with Oil and Asset Freeze

The draft with the proposed penalties has already circulated the council members on Wednesday. The United States has formally requested that the U.N. The United States pushed the UN to consider some of the strictest sanctions aimed at North Korea. "The other possibility.is they want to see the color of China's money".

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  • Kohli fires India to seven-wicket T20 win
Kohli fires India to seven-wicket T20 win

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Monday leapfrogged 27 places to the fourth spot in the ICC rankings for One-Day International (ODI) bowlers after scalping 15 wickets at an average of 11.26 in India's 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka . As Pycroft said India , Kartik might have assumed it's a heads and proceeded to have a talk with Kohli straightaway while t...

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