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USA identifies remains of two United States service members returned from N. Korea

USA identifies remains of two United States service members returned from N. Korea The identities of the two sets of remains were confirmed through a DNA sample, chest X-rays and dental records, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Chief Scientist John Byrd told the Military Times . "It's a huge battle", said Jin, who estimated that 1,700 of the missing USA forces from the Korean War came from that fight alone. The Defense Department laboratory in Hawaii is working to identify... [Full Article...]

Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya crisis 'could have been handled better'

Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya crisis 'could have been handled better' The U.S. has come out in support of the journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo , who were arrested under a colonial-era law while reporting on Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Hanoi on Thursday, Suu Kyi said the army's brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority - described by the United Nations as "genocide" - "could have been handled better". [Full Article...]

Judge Kavanaugh Faces Third Day Of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Judge Kavanaugh Faces Third Day Of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing It's a question that I have not written about. He is also expected to restore the balance of power between the federal government and state governments. One of the documents, for instance, related to abortion. The New York Times thought it finally had a "bombshell" in a 2003 Kavanaugh email that supposedly conflicted with the nominee's claims that the Roe decision is "settled law of the ... [Full Article...]

Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous

Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous Using computer graphics The Weather Channel showed how far inland Hurricane Florence's surge can reach, following low-lying streams. In the tiny community of Sea Breeze near Wilmington, Roslyn Fleming, 56, made a video of the inlet where her granddaughter was baptized because "I just don't think a lot of this is going to be here" later. [Full Article...]

Catholic Church in Germany Admits ‘Shameful’ Legacy of Abuse After Study Leaked

Catholic Church in Germany Admits ‘Shameful’ Legacy of Abuse After Study Leaked About one in six of cases documented involved rape and three quarters of the victims were abused in a church or through a pastoral relationship with the abuser. The Church had planned to offer counselling helplines around the official publication date of the report for people who are affected by it, he said. [Full Article...]

Catholic sex abuse scandal widens after U.S. bishop quits

Catholic sex abuse scandal widens after U.S. bishop quits Viganò's accusations came on the heels of a Pennsylvania grand jury report which detailed over 1,000 instances of sexual abuse by 300 priests and cover-ups by bishops . The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick would invite seminarians to his New Jersey beach house and into his bed. DiNardo has said Vigano's accusations "deserve answers that are conclusive and based on eviden... [Full Article...]

Swedish center-left take lead, anti-immigration party gains: TV4 voter poll

Swedish center-left take lead, anti-immigration party gains: TV4 voter poll During a heated debate of party leaders on Friday evening, the Sweden Democrats' Jimmie Akesson caused a stir by blaming migrants for the difficulties they often have in finding employment. Turnout in the election was reported at 84.4 per cent, up from 83 per cent in 2014. "I'm afraid we're becoming a society that is more hostile to foreigners ". [Full Article...]

2 new polls show sharp drops in Trump's approval, honesty, intelligence ratings

2 new polls show sharp drops in Trump's approval, honesty, intelligence ratings But as Trump's populist attacks against free trade have erupted into trade wars with China and US allies, trade tensions have overshadowed the tax cuts in economically vulnerable areas of the country that depend on exports. "The economy booms, but President Donald Trump's numbers are a bust". Trump is touting the positive impact of tax cuts on jobs and the economy as he campaigns for Republica... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation launches biggest ever war games

Russian Federation launches biggest ever war games Russian Federation is preparing to hold its largest military drills in nearly 40 years beginning Tuesday in eastern Siberia. "The fact that the drill is vastly greater in size than previous exercises in the same location is also part of the natural progression of Russia's practice for war", Giles said. [Full Article...]

Swamy: Undeniable fact that Mallya told Jaitley he was leaving for London

Swamy: Undeniable fact that Mallya told Jaitley he was leaving for London He paced up to catch up with me and while walking uttered a sentence that "I am making an offer of settlement". A defiant Vijay Mallya , who is facing money laundering charges in multi-crore fraud case in India, on Wednesday claimed that he met the finance minister before leaving the country. [Full Article...]

Double bombing outside girls' school in eastern Afghanistan

Double bombing outside girls' school in eastern Afghanistan Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said 32 people were dead and 128 were wounded in the blast but Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council, said at least 56 bodies were taken to hospital, with 43 more wounded. [Full Article...]

Putin says there is ‘nothing criminal’ about suspects in Britain poisoning

Putin says there is ‘nothing criminal’ about suspects in Britain poisoning Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov (who have to be the two Russians with the most Russian names ever ) were accused of the Sergei Skripal assassination attempt. The statement by Putin marked an abrupt shift from Russia's earlier position on the poisoning case that has damaged relations between Moscow and the West. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Convokes Worldwide Meeting of Bishops on Abuse Crisis

Pope Francis Convokes Worldwide Meeting of Bishops on Abuse Crisis The meeting of Episcopal Conference presidents will be held at the Vatican from February 21 to 24, the C9 cardinals' conference that advises the pope on reform said in a statement . Last month, in a letter to the world's Catholics, Francis said the church must prevent sexual abuse from being "covered up and perpetuated". The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that the archbishop ... [Full Article...]

Cardinal accused of covering up sex abuse to meet with pope

Cardinal accused of covering up sex abuse to meet with pope A Vatican spokesperson said the meeting of the heads of national Catholic bishops conferences would take place February 21-24. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, leader of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has recently come under criticism after that critical Pennsylvania Grand Jury report that said more than 300 priests in the Commonwealth had abused over thousand children, dating back to ... [Full Article...]

Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are 'civilians'

Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are 'civilians' Britain last week charged the two Russians they allege are Russian military intelligence agents in absentia with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Russian Federation adamantly denies involvement in the poisoning, which had added to severe strains in ties between Russian Federation and the West. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle has ''lovely relationship'' with Prince Charles following week together

Meghan Markle has ''lovely relationship'' with Prince Charles following week together One of which is sure to be Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island located just off Australia's Queensland coast. Meghan Markle , who recently along with Prince Harry visited sick children in elegant costume, came into the list of the most stylish people according to the magazine Vanity Fair. [Full Article...]

Trump authorizes new sanctions against foreigners who meddle in United States elections

While Coates said that "we have not seen the intensity of activity from 2016", the intelligence community has seen signs that there are efforts underway by a number of actors to manipulate the political process this year. Congress has been purposefully left out of the executive order drafting process, the official said, because the administration wants to preempt legislation being considered in th... [Full Article...]

Typhoon Ompong enters PH; Signal number 1 up in Catanduanes

Typhoon Ompong enters PH; Signal number 1 up in Catanduanes Mangkhut, to be named Ompong once it enters the Philippines, is now forecast by the US military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center to bring top winds of 150 knots (277 kilometers per hour) with maximum gusts of 180 knots. As of 3:00 p.m. Wednesday (September 12), weather bureau PAGASA located the eye of the cyclone at 1,165km east of Virac, Catanduanes, packed with maximum sustained winds of 205kph an... [Full Article...]

Trump says Puerto storm response ‘unappreciated’

Trump says Puerto storm response ‘unappreciated’ At the time, the administration committed to a more aggressive response to storms that struck Texas, even as that situation there became more manageable and Puerto Rico desperately needed more assistance. While the President has frequently praised the government response in the year since the hurricane, others in the administration have acknowledged learned lessons. [Full Article...]

Russian wanted over novichok poisoning 'to break silence'

The elder Skripal, who was a Russian intelligence agent that switched sides, as well as his daughter, survived the poisoning and now live in an undisclosed location. Russian Federation has consistently denied any role in either incident. May's spokesman said later that Britain's attempts to get an explanation from Russian Federation have always been met with obfuscation and lies. [Full Article...]


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