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Texas board of ed drops Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history classes

Texas board of ed drops Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history classes The precursory decision doesn't ban teachers from using the historical figures in class, it only means it is not mandatory. The Dallas Morning News spoke with two teachers from the group of board-nominated volunteers that made the recommendations. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol Officer Suspected of Killing Four Women in Texas

Border Patrol Officer Suspected of Killing Four Women in Texas Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday. Ortiz was arrested after the fifth woman managed to flee. Ortiz was a 10-year veteran of the Border Patrol. "We have very strong evidence that he is the person who has been killing", Sheriff Cuellar said at a press conference posted on CNN affiliate KGNS's ... [Full Article...]

Koreas open joint liaison office in Kaesong

Koreas open joint liaison office in Kaesong But those channels have often been suspended when tensions rose over North Korea's nuclear program. Mr. Moon is to fly to Pyongyang next Tuesday for a three-day trip. The Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice, not a peace treaty, and both sides remain technically at war. Both Koreas are calling for a declaration by the end of the year, but the USA wants to see more concrete steps towa... [Full Article...]

Russian, Chinese militaries put their power on display in dramatic drills

Russian, Chinese militaries put their power on display in dramatic drills President Vladimir Putin on Thursday visited Russia's largest-ever military drills in eastern Siberia, where he said Moscow planned to strengthen the country's armed forces. It fits into a pattern we have seen over some time: "a more assertive Russian Federation, significantly increasing its defence budget and its military presence". [Full Article...]

USA to impose ‘severe’ sanctions on Russian Federation over spy poisoning

USA to impose ‘severe’ sanctions on Russian Federation over spy poisoning Skripal - a former GRU colonel who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service - and his daughter were found slumped unconscious on a bench in the English city of Salisbury in March. RT ran part of the interview on Thursday morning, in which Petrov said: "We are those shown to you in the (CCTV) pictures". The New York Times reported Thursday that Russian intellig... [Full Article...]

USA extends North Korea-related sanctions

USA extends North Korea-related sanctions September 6, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against North Korean companies and citizens of the DPRK for conducting cyber attacks. North Korea's official KCNA news agency said USA accusations that it was responsible for cyber attacks in 2014 and 2017 were a "smear campaign" and a man sanctioned by Washington earlier this month did not exist. [Full Article...]

Johnson says supports May, opposes her Brexit plan - newspaper

Johnson says supports May, opposes her Brexit plan - newspaper She is aiming to strike a deal with Brussels by autumn, that will then be voted on by MPs in Britain, and the EU27. Asked if she would reassure the Tory party that she was not determined to go on and on, she told the BBC's Panorama programme: "I get a little bit irritated but this debate is not about my future". [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Reaches Tentative Plea Deal With Robert Mueller's Team

Paul Manafort Reaches Tentative Plea Deal With Robert Mueller's Team CNN also reported of a plea deal, however, they said the two parties were "close" to a deal rather than it already been finalized. "It's close but not there yet", one of the sources said of negotiations in the second case against Manafort arising from Mueller's investigation of USA intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US election, which Moscow deni... [Full Article...]

Resignation: Buhari thanks Kemi Adeosun

Resignation: Buhari thanks Kemi Adeosun Minister toed the path of honour by choosing to step down so that her NYSC Certificate issue is not used against the president and the party during the general elections by the opposition". The source cited by the newspaper had said the resignation followed the allegation of not participating in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC ) and obtaining a certificate that the NYSC have dis... [Full Article...]

Canada sees more NAFTA talks this week, much work remains

Canada sees more NAFTA talks this week, much work remains A well-placed source had earlier told Reuters that Freeland planned to return to Washington for more talks on Thursday with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, adding that plenty of work remained. The U.S. and Mexico are intent on wrapping up the matter before December 1, when Mexico's new president will be sworn in. NAFTA underpins $1.2 trillion in trade. [Full Article...]

Sen. Jeff Merkley: Trump Shorting Disaster Funding To Pay For Immigrant Detention

Sen. Jeff Merkley: Trump Shorting Disaster Funding To Pay For Immigrant Detention However, the documents say the shifts come out of FEMA accounts that include such categories as "Response and Recovery" and "Mission Support". His office has shared the file with NPR. "The money in question-transferred to ICE from FEMA's routine operating expenses-could not have been used for hurricane response due to appropriation limitations", he said. [Full Article...]

30,000 Civilians Displaced from Idlib Province

30,000 Civilians Displaced from Idlib Province The UN has warned that such an offensive would lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century". "They did not differentiate between civilians and others", he told Reuters from a village near the Bab al-Hawa crossing with Turkey. [Full Article...]

Trump expected to visit areas hit by Hurricane Florence

Trump expected to visit areas hit by Hurricane Florence Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport - almost a year after the deadly storm, according to a report. Thursday's tweets drew the ire of Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan , who has sharply criticized both the president and his administration's response to Maria. [Full Article...]

Super typhoon Mangkhut threatens Philippines, HK & China

Super typhoon Mangkhut threatens Philippines, HK & China Poor communities reliant on fishing are some of the most vulnerable to typhoon winds and the storm surge that pounds the coast. More than four million people were at risk of flooding, power cuts and wind damage on Saturday as Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into the Philippines. [Full Article...]

Trump campaign chief Manafort will help Mueller investigation in plea deal

Trump campaign chief Manafort will help Mueller investigation in plea deal Another 26 people and three businesses, in Russia, have been indicted, including 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee computers in 2016. "This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign", she said . The truth just might implicate the president. [Full Article...]

MPs to reject British PM's Brexit deal: ex-minister

MPs to reject British PM's Brexit deal: ex-minister He said, however, he personally was no part of any leadership challenge, while another MP who attended said only five or six MPs openly discussed removing May. Barnier refused to comment on the divisions in the governing British Conservative Party over Brexit. Mr Baker, a former chairman of the influential pro-Brexit European Research Group of Conservatives, urged Mrs May to negotiate a free tra... [Full Article...]

German Catholic Church admits "shameful" abuse legacy after stats leaked

German Catholic Church admits The mass aims to "give voice to the pain and suffering of the survivors of clergy sexual abuse and failures in episcopal oversight, while also recognizing the pain and wound of the whole Church", he wrote. Only one in three (566 out of 1,670 accused) were subject to disciplinary hearings by the Church, and most got away with minimal punishment, said Die Zeit weekly, also citing the report. [Full Article...]

Rockfall at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos injures tourists

Rockfall at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos injures tourists Navagio is one of Greece's most popular beaches , taking its name from the remains of a cargo ship that was wrecked there almost 40 years ago. The other three people injured were treated and released. O'Connell described the piece of rock that fell as being as big as a four-storey building, crashing down onto the beach . Meanwhile, some boats were capsizing in the strong waves. [Full Article...]

Australian Prime Minister apologises for tweeting Fatman Scoop song

Australian Prime Minister apologises for tweeting Fatman Scoop song However, it didn't take long before some people started pointing out other less innocent lyrics from that song, including explicit references and swearing. Scott Morrison's freaky Twitter video. 'You got a ten dollar bill, get your hands up!' We get it guys, you make way to much money for doing very little work. [Full Article...]

Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm

Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm On the forecast track, Isaac will move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days. Sea conditions around Barbados are forecast to deteriorate later today and will continue into Thursday with swells expected to peak near 3.5 metres in open water. [Full Article...]


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