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Israel slams Iran missile test as 'provocation'

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The broadcaster gave no date for the test, although officials had said on Friday that it would be tested "soon". Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force, said the missile can carry multiple warheads. Read More »

Surgical strikes were a message to Pakistan, says Army chief

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Rawat warned Pakistan saying, "Surgical Strikes were a message we communicated, if required, if the adversary does not behave and if we have to continue with these kinds of activities we will continue but there are other ways of doing these, it need not take the same form". Read More »

Rajiv Mehrishi is new CAG

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Mehrishi succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma as the new CAG. "Shri Rajiv Mehrishi sworn in as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan today", he wrote in Twitter. CAG of India audits all receipts and expenditure of the government of India and the state governments, including those organisations substantially financed by the government. Read More »

Harbhajan Singh wants Michael Clarke comeback to help Australia's batting

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Australia scored only 59 runs in the last 10 overs. Harbhajan has tormented Australians the most ever since his hat-trick in the 2001 Eden Gardens Test. And nearly after a day, the Aussie replied back saying, "I have only just seen this buddy. Aussies have some work to do!", he said. However, what followed was not the former Australia skipper would have wished for as Hardik Pandya stole the show against Steve Smith's men once again. Read More »

For a clue to Trump and Iran, watch Trump and North Korea

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Trump also previously hinted that he might not recertify the nuclear deal in mid-October during its next 90-day deadline, which could trigger the US' withdraw from the agreement unless the Iranians agree to renegotiate it like he wants. Realities in our region are crystal clear they have been for the last forth years and the United States has unfortunately made a decision to neglect those realities and has not fared well'. Read More »

North Korea says Trump has 'declared war'

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this week that "we're witnessing a very unsafe confrontation spiral around (North Korea)". Ho said Trump's speech made "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more". Reports from China suggest that, while reluctant to sign up with Trumps broader sanctions regime, Beijing has ordered the agreed-upon financial sanctions against North Korea to be implemented, and Chinas Central Bank has demanded no new accounts be opened and ... Read More »

'Sanctuary cities' ruling focuses on detainers

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But hours after Monday's ruling, Hernandez met with county attorneys and made a decision to rescind the policy. Lawyers for immigrants' rights groups said, however, that the ruling does not mandate that all detainer requests be honored. But the language left it unclear how the judges expected local jurisdictions to respond in practice. In a unanimous decision, the three-person panel lifted a Texas federal court's preliminary injunction on provisions of the law that require local ... Read More »

Far-right party AfD hit by split at the top

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In the West, it scored about 11%, the projections said . Just as the Alternative for Germany (AfD ) basked in the glow of its greatest triumph, tensions at the top of the far-right party exploded. Mrs Merkel told supporters in Berlin: 'We are the strongest party, we have the mandate to build the next government - and there can not be a coalition government built against us'. Read More »

German Jewish leader brands AfD success a 'true nightmare'

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He vowed to take his party, the junior partner in Mrs Merkel's outgoing "grand coalition" of Germany's traditionally dominant parties, into opposition. Commenting on the AfD's performance, Kane said: "this is not the first time since WWII that an overtly nationalist party has won seats in a form of the German parliament ". Read More »

Weather Authority Forecast for Sunday, September 24th

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It doesn't feel as sticky outside and that's because dew point temperatures are in the middle 60s instead of lower 70s. A few rain showers may wake the western most counties early Sunday morning. Colder air, which has been in the western part of the country, will slide eastward and displace our warm conditions. In the morning, most of the rain will be from I-44 to the north. Read More »

Officials Plead for Swift Aid to Puerto Rico

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Hurricane "Maria" nearly completely destroyed in Puerto Rico - a small island nation in the Caribbean sea. Anthony, a former Knicks star who was recently traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, wrote a letter in the Player's Tribune about the situation in Puerto Rico. Read More »

Obama warned Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook past year

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Facebook was under pressure from Congress as well as US regulatory agencies to do more after it disclosed earlier this month that an internal review had found Russians spent at least $100,000 promoting socially divisive ads on issues such as immigration and gay rights during the election. Read More »

International Coverage of Myanmar Crisis Sparks Criticism

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The recent military crackdown on the Rohingya that caused the current refugee crisis followed an August 25 attack by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on police posts, which killed 12 people. Arsa has consistently denied such accusations, and on Monday a spokesman told Reuters news agency that claims of its militants killing villagers were "lies". Read More »

Imam and top surgeon stabbed in broad daylight outside Manchester mosque

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The widely respected consultant surgeon is believed to have seen a man as he walked to his mosque, where he is vice-chairman and sometimes leads prayers, shortly before it is believed he was stabbed. Other Muslim leaders condemned the attack. GMP's Detective Inspector Ben Cottam, said: "As with any investigation, our primary concern is for the victim and, thanks to the quick response from our colleagues in the ambulance service, he is now receiving treatment for his injuries. Read More »

First Female Marine Graduates Infantry Officer Course

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Robert Neller said today in a statement released by the Marine Corps. There are nearly 1.4 million active duty troops in the USA armed forces, and about 15% are female. In May it stoutly defended a recruitment advert - the first led by a woman - after critics said it pandered to political correctness. The Marine Corps Times reported that 36 other women have attempted the feat before but did not make it through. Read More »

Jennifer Lopez donates $1m to Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts

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Ryan said Congress is working with the administration to make sure Puerto Rico gets all of the help that's required. "The safety and security of everyone on the island, including all of our visitors, is our biggest priority in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria ", José Izquierdo, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company , said in a statement . Read More »

Kuban Cannibals: Russian Couple Accused of Killing, Eating 30 People Detained

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He later confessed to at least two killings, but police believe there may be as many as thirty victims. The man was detained earlier in September after the remains of a woman were found in a military dormitory. Police have uncovered numerous cases of cannibalism in Russian Federation in recent years. Seven packs of frozen body parts were found while some " meat " was discovered preserved in jars. Read More »

Mystery surrounds British man found dead next to pet snake

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Mr Brandon was the owner of several exotic pets and regularly uploaded photographs of himself draped in snakes to his social media account. They squeeze their prey to death before swallowing it whole. The coroner's official told The Sun: "The post mortem has come back and the inquest was opened". And in 2013, a security guard was killed by a python in Burma who was trying to remove it from the area. Read More »

There's a humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico that Trump is ignoring

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But the island's governor, Ricardo Rossello has called for a significant aid package, telling CNN , "We need something tangible, a bill that actually answers to our need right now ... According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ), so far, just six FEMA Urban Search and Rescue forces are deployed to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Read More »

Ishaq Dar to be indicted on Sept 27

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The court rejected National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) plea of issuing non-bailable arrest warrants of the minister. Due to his absence, the issue regarding the signature of the finance minister has now become a concern. All the commercial markets and petrol pumps around Benazir International Airport were shut down before arrival of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ishaq Dar. Read More »

Hamilton woman killed in Burlington Skyway crash, Toronto-bound QEW shut down

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The OPP confirmed that the woman was killed after a crash involving at least one truck, one auto and the motorcycle early Monday morning. No one else was injured, he said. Motorcycle deaths are at a 10-year high, says Schmidt, adding 37 motorcyclists have been killed this year. Schmidt said "We have a collision reconstruction team on the scene right now". Read More »

Top North Korean diplomat: Trump has declared war on my country

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Without mentioning the United States, Lavrov said those countries that refuse dialogue are "not fulfilling" the obligations of UN Security Council resolutions that call for a peaceful settlement to the crisis. KCNA news agency said more than 100,000 people gathered for the rally on Saturday and delivered speeches supporting comments made by Kim Jong Un earlier in the week. Read More »

Iran tests new ballistic missile defying U.S. threats

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If he decides that it is not, it could open the way for renewed USA sanctions and perhaps the collapse of the agreement. The ballistic missile, which is Iran's third type of missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers along with the Qadr-F and Sejjil ballistic missiles, is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Press TV reported. Read More »

Shifty Maria could prompt storm watch here by tomorrow

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Maria is about 425 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is expected to move towards the north though Tuesday. Update 11 a.m.: Hurricane Maria's forecast track has shifted slightly closer to the USA coastline with the most western edge of the cone skimming offshore of the Outer Banks. Read More »

USA bombers fly off North Korean coast in show of force

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White, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson, read. No other US fighter or bomber has flown that far north of the Korean demilitarized zone in this century. "This mission is a demonstration of USA resolve and a clear message that the president has many military options to defeat any threat". Read More »

White House says 'absurd' to claim war declared on N Korea

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Speaking to reporters in NY earlier in the day, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said Trump clearly declared war on his country by saying in a Saturday tweet that the North's leader, Kim Jong-un, "won't be around much longer". Despite Ri's strong wording, North Korea often considers the actions of other countries and global bodies declarations of war. Trump said in a speech last week to the U.N. Read More »

Trump will 'do everything' to avoid nuclear war with North Korea: Mnuchin

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The Pentagon says the mission in global airspace shows how seriously President Donald Trump takes what's being called North Korea's "reckless behavior". Lu was speaking after United States President Donald Trump signed a new order to boost sanctions against Pyongyang . The mudslinging between the nations continued on Saturday when Ri called Trump a " deranged person full of megalomania and complacency" who is trying to turn the United Nations into a "gangsters' nest". Read More »