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Israeli Muslims protest Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

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Rohingya militants, whose Aug 25 raids in Myanmar's Rakhine State sparked an army crackdown that has seen almost 300,000 of the Muslim minority flee to Bangladesh, yesterday declared a unilateral one-month ceasefire. During an event, Najib, who has been an outspoken critic of the treatment of the Rohingya by Myanmar, said "the response by the Myanmar government has been rather disappointing". Read More »

Priyanka Chopra meets Syrian refugees in Jordan

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And the Quantico actress chronicled the whole experience of her visit on social media with the intention to get support from across the world, for this noble initiative. More than 80% of the Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside refugee camps in cities, urban centers and farming villages (host communities.) Amman hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees, about 180,000 people. Read More »

Wind and rain from Hurricane Irma move into South Carolina

A total of 4.2 million Florida Power & Light customers have been affected, with about 570,000 getting service restored, mostly by automated devices. More than 100,000 were without power in Georgia . The storm has slowly weakened as it traveled up the Florida coast, and was officially downgraded on Monday morning to a tropical storm. Read More »

College Football Odds Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones

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The Wolverines (2-0) led by just three points early in the second half before scoring 19 straight points to turn a closely contested game into a lopsided one. "There were mistakes the whole game", Jewell said. "You have to go out and you've got to fight, and you have to fight hard". Our tackling was atrocious today, myself included; it was bad. Read More »

Ex-Jag Thornberry helps lead U.S. to Walker Cup win

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Maverick McNealy, Collin Monikawa and Doug Ghim led USA with four wins from four matches, an unprecedented feat in a single match. England's Jack Singh Brar won three points from four games for GB&I. Thornberry was 1 down with three holes to play, but won all three, the last when he hit his 6-iron approach shot from 200 yards to inches of the pin at 18. Read More »

Year Old Teenager Found Dead in Hotel Rosemont's Freezer

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An autopsy has been performed, but it's not clear whether foul play was suspected in her death, nor was the cause and manner of her death determined. And Martin believes that the freezer door would have been too heavy for Jenkins to open if she was inebriated. Read More »

Irma causes flight delays and airport closures

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The Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds blew farther west than initially expected, inundating the Florida Keys and aiming for the west coast of the peninsula. More than 4,000 flights have already been canceled through Saturday in the Caribbean and Florida, according to FlightAware .com. The situation is a particular headache for American Airlines , the country's largest air carrier, which uses Miami as a major hub. Read More »

Aftandilian in The Arab Weekly on Iran Nuclear Deal

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USA president Donald Trump said earlier that he was going to declare Iran non-compliant by the next State Department's report, scheduled for October, but so far he hasn't found any support from other signees of the deal. Iran dismissed these demands as "merely a dream". "The JCPOA has increased the inspection effort in Iran, placed all its declared facilities under worldwide safeguards, and halted the growth of Iran's nuclear capabilities", Persbo said. Read More »

Florida National Guard Couple Gets Married as Hurricane Irma Hits

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More than 1,000 soldiers with the Michigan Army National Guard are getting ready to help in Florida, with some leaving from Grand Ledge Monday morning. All three states' troops will form a task force that plans to fan out across Florida to assist in widespread relief efforts, officials say. "We're not at all surprised that the Coast Guard and other resources frankly are stretched thin", he said. Read More »

'Our Nation Will Prevail': US Officials Mark 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

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President Donald Trump observed a solemn moment of silence Monday at the White House, his first presidential remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks . Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where United Flight 93 crashed into a field, reportedly after some 40 passengers on board struggled with the hijackers for control. Read More »

Colorado's US Northern Command aids in Irma relief

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Virgin Islands were responding in those U.S. territories to areas struck while Irma was still a Category 5 hurricane. Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and dock landing ship USS Oakhill left Norfolk on August 31 to provide relief to Texans in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; however, the ship was redirected to the Virgin Islands to assist those affected by Irma. Read More »

India, Afghanistan agree to strengthen security cooperation

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Both India and Afghanistan have long accused Pakistan of sheltering terror groups that mount attacks in their countries. He also reiterated India's full support to the government and people of Afghanistan, including through humanitarian and development assistance, in their efforts to build a peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous nation. Read More »

'Whole houses' swept away by Irma on Branson's island

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He revealed that although the buildings are destroyed, "people thankfully all seem ok so far". Branson explained that while the extent of the damage still needed to be assessed, "whole houses and trees have disappeared" and "bathroom and bedroom doors and windows have flown 40 feet away". Read More »

Irma Continues to Weaken As It Moves Across Georgia

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Mobile home residents and Florida evacuees camping in RVs were urged to head to one of seven storm shelters in the area. At least five deaths are now associated with Irma in Florida, according to officials. High wind warnings have been issued in previous storms. "Even though the storm prediction center is not indicating any tornado prospects for us, I'm saying there's a chance for isolated tornadoes that can spin up without warning", Burns said. Read More »

California Wades Deeper Into the DACA Debate

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit during a press conference on Monday, five days after a coalition of 15 states led by NY and Washington filed a lawsuit over the planned repeal. The lawsuit also said the Trump administration and immigration officials could use information provided by program participants to deport them and prosecute their employers. Read More »

Hamas' Ismail Haniya visits Egypt for Gaza siege talks

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Nouno named the four issues as boosting bilateral ties, following up the understandings reached with Cairo in June, discussing the Palestinian cause in general and debating the internal reconciliation with President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah movement. Read More »

Policemen killed In North Sinai Attack Claimed By ISIS

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After the militants opened fire. The wounded included a police brigadier general. The jihadists have also killed dozens of people in attacks targeting Egypt's Coptic Christian minority elsewhere in the country, and claimed it planted the bomb that brought down a plane carrying tourists in Sinai in 2015, killing 224 people on board. Read More »

Another German couple detained in Turkey: German foreign ministry

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The ministry repeated its allegation that Germany was harboring terror groups, including outlawed Kurdish militants and the network of US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen, which Turkey blames for last summer's failed coup. Relations between Ankara and Berlin have come under increased pressure after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan started a crackdown on political opponents after a failed coup past year. Read More »

At least 27 injured in train crash in Swiss Alps

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The train that consisted of a locomotive and five carriages was switching rails at the Andermatt railway station when the incident occurred. A worker walks past a train at Andermatt train station in the Uri canton, central-southern Switzerland, on September 11, 2017. Read More »

Richard Branson's luxury Necker Island home 'devastated' by Irma

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Branson is now based in Puerto Rico where he is "mobilising recovery with government and aid agencies" before he heads back to the island to help on the ground. "Necker and the whole area have been completely and utterly devastated", he said, adding that he and his staff were all "safe and well". The doors and windows outside the wine cellar were blown 40 feet away, and "whole houses and trees have disappeared". Read More »

Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS

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The Supreme Court ultimately decided that Trump could impose that measure, but not on those with a "bona fide" connection to the United States, such as having family members here, a job or a place in an American university. Initially, the Trump administration tried to define who counts as a close family member very narrowly - excluding relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Read More »

Google challenges European Union anti-trust fine

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So even if Google makes tweaks to the operation of Google Shopping in the short term, i.e.to avoid the risk of additional sanctions for non-compliance, years of uncertainty are being added to an antitrust investigation that has already clocked up more than six years of probes by European Union regulators. Read More »

Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing'

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One of the only social media comments from those claiming to be Myanmar nationals that speaks in favour of the Rohingya was posted in response to the report " EU condemns Myanmar's ongoing violence against Rohingyas ". I had visited Yangon in March 2015 to attend an worldwide conference on the free press, organised by the East West Centre. Trump, by contrast, does not appear to have spoken with Suu Kyi, who skipped a roundtable meeting of Southeast Asian leaders with Secretary of State ... Read More »