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Iran’s Supreme Leader rejects talk with U.S.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Tuesday, said that Iranian officials had unanimously ruled out talks with the U.S.A at any level. Khamenei was quoted by his official website as saying that“Through negotiations, the Americans are seeking to impose their demands on Iran and prove the effectiveness of maximum pressure campaign.’’...... more

Islamic State Leader issues fresh battle cry

Islamic State Leader issues fresh battle cry Supporters of Islamic State are rejoicing at what appears to be a new message from the terror group’s reclusive leader, in which he promises the war against the United States and its allies is far from over. The voice, purportedly that of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, tells supporters during the more than...... more

North Korean Jong Un writes to Trump, invites him to Pyongyang

North Korean Jong Un writes to Trump, invites him to Pyongyang North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a South Korean newspaper reported, on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. Kim, in the letter sent in the third week of August, spoke of his “willingness” for a...... more

Body of man missing found after 22 years with Google maps

Body of man missing found after 22 years with Google maps The body of a man who was reported missing in 1997 in Florida, US, has been found after images of a submerged car were visible on Google Maps. William Moldt was reported missing after he went to a club and never returned home. The case went cold after a missing persons...... more

800,000 migrants, asylum-seekers arrested at US border in eight months

800,000 migrants, asylum-seekers arrested at US border in eight months The U.S. Border Patrol reports it has intercepted more than 800,000 migrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border so far in the 2019 fiscal year. In recent months, the Trump administration has returned tens of thousands of mostly Central American migrants to Mexico to await U.S. immigration hearings under the Migrant...... more

South African minister embroiled in scandal involving former lover •All the messy details

South African minister embroiled in scandal involving former lover •All the messy details Deputy finance minister David Masondo has been accused of using his influence to have an alleged former lover of his arrested, investigative news outfit amaBhungane has reported. This follows a sting operation by the Hawks in August in which it arrested a woman after a complaint by the deputy minister that...... more

Death in Search of Life: Millions of patients die every year due to bad health care practices — WHO

Death in Search of Life: Millions of patients die every year due to bad health care practices — WHO The World Health Organization is calling for urgent action to end bad health care practices responsible for killing millions of patients around the world every year.  WHO issued a report in advance of the first World Patient Safety Day on September 17. People who fall ill go to their doctor or sign...... more

Rep. Omar defends controversial 9/11 remarks

Rep. Omar defends controversial 9/11 remarks United States’ (U.S) Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to criticism from a 9/11 victim’s son, who, during a memorial reading of victims’ names at Ground Zero last week, called out the freshman congresswoman for past remarks she made about the terrorist attacks. “9/11 was an attack on all Americans,” said Omar, D-Minn., on CBS’s...... more

U.S. readies emergency oil reserves in wake of Saudi attacks

U.S. readies emergency oil reserves in wake of Saudi attacks The Trump administration said on Saturday it stood ready to tap U.S. emergency oil reserves if needed after attacks in Saudi Arabia shut more than half the crude output in the world’s largest oil exporter. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack that knocked out about 5 million barrels or...... more

We didn’t attack Saudi Arabia, U.S’ claim false – Iran

We didn’t attack Saudi Arabia, U.S’ claim false – Iran Iran on Sunday denied accusations by U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that it was responsible for a drone attack on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Pompeo’s insinuations were absurd and inexplicable, and, therefore, of no effect, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, told the ISNA news agency. The attack on...... more

At least 44 bodies found in well

At least 44 bodies found in well Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in 119 black bags. The remains were discovered earlier in September when local residents began complaining about the smell. Jalisco...... more

US blames Saudi oil strikes on Iran

US blames Saudi oil strikes on Iran US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco. Iran said the accusations were “blind, incomprehensible and meaningless”. Saudi Arabia’s energy minister...... more

Drones set 2 oil facilities ablaze

Drones set 2 oil facilities ablaze Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that drone attacks caused fires at two oil facilities of Saudi petroleum company Aramco. The ministry said in a statement on the Saudi Press Agency that attacks were reported on Saturday morning in Abqaiq in Eastern Province and Hijrat Khurais oilfield. The Aramco’s industrial security...... more

14-year-old school girl banned from class, ‘too big’ for uniform

14-year-old school girl banned from class, ‘too big’ for uniform A schoolgirl who is ‘too big’ for her school uniform according to her school management has been forced to sit in isolation or stay at home because her skirt doesn’t match uniform requirements. MailOnline relates Kada Jones, 14, school resumption story. She returned to school after the summer holidays to begin...... more

Boris Johnson trapped in Brexit prison

Boris Johnson trapped in Brexit prison Boris Johnson never imagined it would be this hard. Before he secured the job he'd craved for his whole life, the man once seen as the Midas of British politics thought he would burst into Downing Street on a wave of sunny optimism, flip over the table and watch as all the cards landed...... more

Paris, Berlin agree to fight Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Paris, Berlin agree to fight Facebook’s cryptocurrency France and Germany in a joint statement on Friday opposed the launch of Facebook’s upcoming digital currency Libra. "France and Germany consider that the Libra project, as set out in Facebook’s blueprint, fails to convince that those risks will be properly addressed," said the statement. "We believe that no private entity...... more

African leaders gather to remember Mugabe

African leaders gather to remember Mugabe over the legacy of his 37-year rule marked by brutal repression and economic crisis. He died almost two years after former army loyalists forced him out in 2017, following a power struggle over what was widely perceived as his bid to have his wife Grace succeed him. His body was returned...... more

At least 10 dead in hospital fire outbreak

At least 10 dead in hospital fire outbreak At least 10 people died in a fire inside a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday evening with rescuers desperately trying to evacuate scores of patients from the building, the fire service said. The fire broke out at dusk at the Badim hospital in the north of the city,...... more

Italian region offers interested migrants €25,000 (N10.042 million) to settle there, open business

Italian region offers interested migrants €25,000 (N10.042 million) to settle there, open  business An underpopulated region in southern Italy is offering newcomers €700 per month for three years to live in one of its villages. At the current exchange rate of 401.68 naira to a euro, this amounts to N10,042,000 for the three years and N281,176 for a month. There are a few catches,...... more

Cameroon separatist leader rejects President Biya’s dialogue offer

Cameroon separatist leader rejects President Biya’s dialogue offer The separatist leader of Cameroon's English-speaking community on Thursday dismissed President Paul Biya's call for national dialogue to end the country's anglophone crisis as a "non-starter". Biya on Tuesday announced that he intends to open a major "national dialogue" later this month in a bid to solve the conflict between security...... more

UN warns two million people in Somalia at risk of starvation

UN warns two million people in Somalia at risk of starvation The United Nations is warning some two million people in Somalia are at risk of starvation, amid the country’s worst drought since 2011, and is calling for more support from the international community. Speaking at the end of a two-day visit to the country, UN Under-Secretary-General Mark Lowcock said decades of conflict and a lack...... more

US Democratic presidential debate winners and losers

US Democratic presidential debate winners and losers The top 10 Democratic candidates shared a single debate stage for the first time in the 2020 race, trading body blows while drawing stark contrasts on issues like health care and criminal justice reform. I picked the best and the worst from the night. They're below.   WINNERS *Joe Biden: The first 30...... more

US, UN disagree over Syria air strikes

US, UN disagree over Syria air strikes Washington’s top envoy for Syria rejected Thursday an allegation put forward in a UN report that some US-led air strikes in the conflict-torn country could possibly be categorised as indiscriminate attacks, amounting to “war crimes”.  James Jeffrey, the US special representative on Syria, dismissed findings published in a UN report on...... more

Trump: House committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings

Trump: House committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there's no confusion about what his committee is doing: It's an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it. Nadler tried to clear up any misconceptions Thursday as the committee approved guidelines for impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump . Some of...... more

Stranded family's creative cry for help leads to rescue

Stranded family's creative cry for help leads to rescue A family of three stranded at the top of a 40-foot waterfall in central California turned to an old trick when needing rescue: a message in a bottle. Curtis Whitson, his 13-year-old son Hunter Whitson and Curtis’ girlfriend, Krystal Ramirez, were on a four-day hiking and camping trip in the Arroyo...... more

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown The US Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the US-Mexico border, a key element of his hard-line immigration policies. The court said the rule, which requires most immigrants who want asylum to first...... more

On 9/11, Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever

On 9/11, Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to hit the Taliban "harder" than ever, as the United States marked the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that ushered in the war in Afghanistan. Trump spoke on September 11 at a Pentagon event honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed in...... more

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of jihadist groups, reported that in a video released by the militant group, the 68-year-old al-Zawahri...... more

Water found for first time on ‘habitable planet’

Water found for first time on ‘habitable planet’ Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star. The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b - a plausible candidate in the search for alien life. Within 10 years, new space telescopes might be...... more

UN fumes over Israel’s plan to annex West Bank

UN fumes over Israel’s plan to annex West Bank The United Nations on Tuesday warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his plan to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected would have no “international legal effect.” Netanyahu issued the deeply controversial pledge as he gears up for September 17 elections. He also said Israel would...... more

 

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