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Russia: Relations with United States poor over 'Russo-phobic hysteria'

Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's "small-hearted" and "revengeful" actions and has plummeted further because of "Russo-phobic hysteria". "The exchange of threats is quite bad, unacceptable", Sergei Lavrov told reporters at a news conference". Lavrov said Russian Federation would welcome any efforts at mediation, saying "the mediators could be one of the neutral European countries ". Read More »

Kim Jong-un calls Trump 'mentally deranged'


No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website that China would limit exports of refined petroleum products from 1 October, and ban exports of condensates and liquefied natural gas immediately. Read More »

First day of fall kicking off with near normal highs


The weekend remains hot with highs in the upper 80s to around 90, but our humidity should slowly start going down. Sunday night will be mostly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Tuesday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Tonight , it will be mostly clear with a low of 73 and a south southeast wind of 6 to 8 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Read More »

Police teams use dogs to search for Mexico quake survivors

Much of the national & worldwide attention in recent days was focused on at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where at least 25 people - including 19 children - died. The 7.1-magnitude quake has killed almost 300 people, and rescuers were still digging through some of the 52 buildings that collapsed in Mexico City alone. Read More »

Alliance for Social Justice defeats ABVP in Hyd varsity


ASJ candidates also won the elections held for the posts of student representatives to the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GS-CASH). All the four winning candidates are from the ASJ. The general secretary post was won by Arif Ahammed of ASJ securing 1,982 votes against Kiran Kumar K of ABVP-OBCF, who secured 1,573 votes. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei slams Trump's 'gangster and cowboy' speech


The anti-Iran remarks at the UN General Assembly were made by a weak-minded, hawkish, and lying person who is the U.S. president, Tehran's Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi said in a gathering of worshippers. "That foolish, extremely ugly and disgusting speech by the USA president, with its gangster and cowboy language fraught with sheer lies, stems from their fury, frustration and light-headedness", he said. Read More »

Pyongyang: Trump's a barking dog


Clearly, sanctions and diplomacy ought to be the first steps toward resolving what's growing fears of a military confrontation. North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong-ho threatened to respond to increased United Nations sanctions by conducting a hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

From Jeddah To Jedi: Faisal and the Force


But most historians don't remember the Jedi master Yoda being among them. The picture was supposed to illustrate a section on the King's rule but somehow the book's editors used a version that showed Yoda perched next to the monarch as he signed the United Nations charter . Read More »

Kim calls Trump 'deranged' as Pyongyang hints at H-bomb

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "being tested" by the strongest sanctions ever put in place by the US and the worldwide community. His words follow the US President's threat to " totally destroy " North Korea , comments described by Mr Kim as "the most ferocious declaration of a war in history". Read More »

"I have decided" on Iran deal

Gabriel told reporters any USA move to cancel the Iran deal and impose new sanctions on Tehran would discourage powers such as North Korea from negotiating an end to their own nuclear programmes. " I'll let you know what the decision is ". He blasted the nuclear pact as "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into", and he hinted that he might renounce it. Read More »

Muslim community protests, demands shelter for Rohingya refugees in India


They have also been setting fire to Muslim villages and planting landmines on the path of those fleeing . Two members of the 40,000-odd Rohingya Muslims facing deportation told the Supreme Court on Friday that most Rohingyas were "peace-leaving" and had fled Myanmar to India to escape persecution and should be accorded special refugee status to have long-term visas and get local jobs. Read More »

SC beat Louisiana Tech thanks to this incredible catch


Samuel finished last Saturday's loss to Kentucky with five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown for the Gamecocks. It was the play prior to the game-winner that was the highlight of the come-from-behind win. Wide receiver Teddy Veal caught 10 passes for 110 yards and a score for the Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech: Holtz is now 0-8 coaching against Southeastern Conference teams. Read More »

CBI gets custody of 3 accused


As per norms, any accused can be remanded in police custody only for 14 days maximum within 14 days of arrest. Sources in investigative agency added that the custodial interrogation is very crucial in this case to find out the truth. Police have claimed that Kumar had tried to sexually assault the boy and murdered him with a knife when he resisted. If required, the team will also take all the three accused- bus conductor Ashok Kumar, Regional head of the group Francis Thomas and its HR ... Read More »

Frida Sofia (12): the Mexico City quake 'survivor' who was never there


An quake of magnitude 6.2 struck Mexico coast on Saturday. On Friday, an natural disaster measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale has struck off California in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. After several days of searching, rescuers had been finding more corpses than survivors before labors were suspended, and frustration was mounting at what some said were insufficient efforts by the government to save people and hand out aid. Read More »

United States student Lukas Cavar's 3-day cave ordeal


When he took a detour in the cave, he became lost and was left behind by the rest of his party, locked inside the cave. A search was launched after it was noticed he was missing and he was eventually found, almost 72 hours after his ordeal started, curled in a ball asleep by the cave's entrance. Read More »

China bans supplies of petroleum products to N. Korea


China accounts for some 90 per cent of the North's trade, making its cooperation critical to any efforts to derail Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Kim responded in a statement, calling Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard" and said "a frightened dog barks louder". On Friday, Trump said that North Korean leader " is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people " and promised to " test " him. Read More »

Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test


It also issues a 180-day ban on vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea from visiting the United States. Washington has refused to offer incentives to bring Pyongyang to the negotiating table, despite appeals to do so from China and Russian Federation, who are both uneasy over Trump's bellicose tone. Read More »

China experts say 3.4-quake hits N.Korea in 'suspected explosion'

The quake, which South Korea put at magnitude 3.0, was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea's known Punggyeri nuclear site is located, the official said. On Saturday, Nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO said on Twitter that its analysts were examining "unusual seismic activity of a much smaller magnitude" in North Korea. Read More »

'Mentally Deranged.' Read Kim Jong Un's Entire Response to Donald Trump

Following Trump's threat of "fire and fury" over Pyongyang's missile programme in August, the North said it was considering strikes near United States strategic military installations in the Pacific territory of Guam. But hours after the statement was published on Friday Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho spoke to reporters in NY and raised the possibility of a further, more high-stakes nuclear test. Read More »

China tells Japan not to abandon dialogue over North Korea


The head of the nuclear test monitoring agency CTBTO said on Saturday that analysts were "looking at unusual seismic activity of a much smaller magnitude" than the Sept 3 test in North Korea. In the past earthquakes in North Korea have indicated nuclear tests by the nation, which is now sparring with the United States over weapons capabilities. Read More »

Tremor detected in North Korea may be another test - China


South Korea's presidential office said in a statement that a handful of its government agencies "still maintain [the quake] was natural and not from an explosion". "Trump, the president of so-called "power, ' is mad enough to wag his tongue without any consideration that he would 'totally destroy" a sovereign state". Read More »

IRGC Commander Hits Back at Trump for Anti-Iran Remarks


The Obama administration said the deal would ensure long-term scrutiny of Iran to deter it from developing a bomb, a view echoed by Macron on Tuesday as he noted its monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) U.N. -Iranian encounter since Trump became president. In response, Rouhani lashed out at "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" in Trump's United Nations speech. Read More »

Trump says U.S. to target firms doing business with North Korea


A 2014 United States defence report said: "North Korea's pursuit of a "military first policy" demonstrates its view that ultimately the national security of North Korea is disproportionately dependent on military might in the absence of any other notable elements of national power". Read More »

Sergei Lavrov urges calm among 'hotheads' over North Korea crisis


Lavrov noted that Pyongyang is carefully watching how the United States deals with that pact, now up for recertification. Lavrov blamed the Obama administration for the collapse in relations between Moscow and Washington. Speaking about the inadmissibility of interference in internal affairs of other countries, the non-recognition of coups as a method to change power in foreign states, unacceptability of illegal pressure on certain countries, Sergei Lavrov said that the countries that "try ... Read More »

Super Malaria Strain Spreads through Southeast Asia


Two waves of malaria resistant to standard treatments appeared in the 1950s and 60s in Southeast Asia and spread to India and Africa, where they caused millions of deaths. "The evolution and subsequent transnational spread of this single fit multidrug-resistant malaria parasite lineage is of global concern", it said. The prospect of this drug-resistant strain spreading into Africa is particularly scary. Read More »

Donald Trump tweet: Kim Jong Un is a 'madman'


He described Mr Trump as "mentally deranged" , adding: "After taking office, Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world". South Korea's weather agency, however, said it was examining the quake and took the view that it was a naturally occurring phenomenon. South Korean media later reported that North Korea's top diplomat said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in or over the Pacific Ocean to fulfill Kim's vow to ... Read More »

PM Skerrit urges unity, courage as Dominica seeks to rebuild


People in the communities he said are burying the dead because of health concerns. Puerto Rico's electricity network has been crippled by the storm and engineers say it could take months for power to be fully restored. Mitchell, speaking to journalists on Wednesday, pleaded with Grenadians to reach out to Dominicans "we, in Grenada must recognise that we have a tremendous responsibility to help out our brothers and sisters in Dominica and all other affected countries". Read More »

Latest North Korean Earthquake Was Likely Not Nuclear Test


Satellite photos after the September 3 quake showed numerous landslides apparently caused by the massive blast, which North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb. "We use several methods to tell whether earthquakes are natural or man-made", said the official, who asked for anonymity. The U.S. Geological Survey said that it detected a magnitude 3.5 quake in the area of previous North Korean nuclear tests, but that it was unable to confirm whether the event was natural. Read More »

Falahari Baba held for rape


At a time when self-declared godmen and "saints" are in the public glare, the famed "Falahari Baba " in Rajasthan has been charged with raping a 21-year-old woman at his ashram . According to the woman's complaint, on baba's recommendation, the victim did an internship under a senior lawyer in New Delhi for which she received a stipend of Rs 3,000. Read More »

Russia, China use United Nations to push back on US-led world order


Trump himself used his United Nations debut to blast North Korea's leader as a, quote, "rocket man on a suicide mission". Based on that report, China may already be exerting pressure on the North. He said it was an "embarrassment to the U.S". "If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself, or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed", she told CNN. Read More »