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'Security threat' grounds British Airways flight in Paris

'Security threat' grounds British Airways flight in Paris On British Airways flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat , surrounded by police and fire vehicles. Pictures and video from the scene show police and fire engines surrounding the plane as it sits on the runway at the airport. [Full Article...]

Oldest litigant in Ayodhya case, Mahant Bhaskar, passes away

Oldest litigant in Ayodhya case, Mahant Bhaskar, passes away He was a good friend of Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant and his opponent in the case, who passed away in July, last year. Mahanat Das was one of the main litigant in the title suit which is now pending before the Supreme Court after the Allahabad High Court divided the disputed 2.77 acres land equally between Nirmohi Akhara, Ramlala Virajmaan and Sunni Central Wakq Board in its famous verdict... [Full Article...]

Deaf community outraged over Hurricane Irma interpreter

Deaf community outraged over Hurricane Irma interpreter A video of the conference, which translates what he actually said, has gone viral, having been watched almost 400,000 times. A sign language interpreter hired for a Hurricane Irma briefing is being criticized for reportedly signing warnings about "pizza" and "monsters" rather than translating officials' remarks. [Full Article...]

Gaza : Hamas says it is ready for reconciliation with Fatah

Gaza : Hamas says it is ready for reconciliation with Fatah Hamas's leadership held talks with Mohammed Dahlan - the exiled former Fatah leader in Gaza whose supporters Hamas defeated when it wrested control of the territory in the 2007 civil war - amid hopes he could persuade Egypt to come to the aid of Gazans struggling under the decade-long Israeli-led blockade. [Full Article...]

North Korea Threatens to 'Sink' Japan

North Korea Threatens to 'Sink' Japan The United States sought to ban all oil exports to North Korea , but the new UN sanctions did not include such a measure. " China is not to blame for the escalation of tensions", said the spokesperson. Kim further vowed to complete the country's nuclear weapons program despite growing sanctions against Pyongyang. But we have acquired everything we wanted to. [Full Article...]

China denounces North Korea's missile launch

China denounces North Korea's missile launch Speaking at Joint Base Andrews, the Air Force installation outside Washington, Trump declared that American military options were robust should they be required to respond to threats from Pyongyang. North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongy... [Full Article...]

Christian Man Sentenced to Death in Pakistan Over WhatsApp 'Blasphemy'

Christian Man Sentenced to Death in Pakistan Over WhatsApp 'Blasphemy' The Christian man "was handed a death sentence by the court on Thursday on a blasphemy charge", defence lawyer Anjum Wakeel said. In June, 30-year-old Taimoor Raza was sentenced to death for allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook , a prosecutor said, in the first such case involving social media. [Full Article...]

Fed. Judge Calls for Extension of DACA Deadlines as Lawmakers Seek Solution

Fed. Judge Calls for Extension of DACA Deadlines as Lawmakers Seek Solution And when it was announced on September 5 that President Donald Trump will phase out the DACA program, Cortez rushed to renew. Taking aim at illegal aliens who break criminal law makes sense; deporting productive young people who were brought into America as minors, who are otherwise law-abiding, makes little sense. [Full Article...]

Singapore condemns North Korea's ballistic missile test

Singapore condemns North Korea's ballistic missile test The launch, which violates Security Council resolutions, came just days after the council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear test on September 3. Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters the missile may have been the intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile , which has the range to reach the US Pacific territory of Guam. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan government and opposition to hold dialogue

Venezuelan government and opposition to hold dialogue Talks between Venezuela's government and opposition inched closer Wednesday as delegates from both sides began exploratory contacts with mediators in the Dominican Republic. In an official statement , the group said that although it would send a delegation to the meeting, it would not contemplate official dialogue with the government until it agreed to meet several of its demands. [Full Article...]

Almost 1.9 million still without power in US Southeast after Irma

Almost 1.9 million still without power in US Southeast after Irma Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938. Some Florida utilities, including FPL, had warned customers it could take weeks to restore power in the hardest hit areas. There were 395 in Jones County and fewer than 10 customers without power in Monroe, Peach, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties, respectively, according to Georgia Po... [Full Article...]

Red Bull confident victory still in their grasp

Red Bull confident victory still in their grasp Nineteen-year-old Max Verstappen, who was within touching distance of becoming the youngest polesitter in Formula 1, ended up with the best time of 1:39.814. Qualifying has often been crucial in Singapore , where seven of the nine races so far have been won by the driver who started from pole. With Verstappen and Ricciardo equally hungry for a win on a track that suits them chassis wise, whethe... [Full Article...]

California Woman Allegedly Tried to Flush Newborn Baby Down McDonald's Toilet

California Woman Allegedly Tried to Flush Newborn Baby Down McDonald's Toilet Sarah Lockner was working in the McDonald's branch in Redwood City, California when she began to experience awful stomach pains. Lockner was working a nighttime shift at McDonald's and complaining about stomach pains to her coworkers, when she ended up going into labor and giving birth in the bathroom. [Full Article...]

'Among the biggest' power outages for GA Power

'Among the biggest' power outages for GA Power I think will make it other than that. The company on Tuesday said it expected to have the lights back on by the end of the weekend for the Atlantic coast. Madeleine Alvarez tried unsuccessfully to get an ambulance to transport her Cuban-born mother who suffers from congestive heart failure. The outages range from the coast to far inland cities such as Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolin... [Full Article...]

Oil Down Modestly in Wake of North Korea Missile Test

Today's North Korea ballistic missile test has prompted a quick response from South Korea . South Korean and Japanese officials on Friday said Pyongyang fired an intermediate range ballistic missile that overflew Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean east of Japan. [Full Article...]

President Trump Says He Won't Allow 'Chain Migration.' What's That?

Trump's tweet came as he and Democratic leaders are trying to pin down details of an immigration deal that could grant protections for Dreamers, certain people brought to the US illegally as children. Sanders suggested that if President Donald Trump were to sign a bill allowing DACA recipients to stay in the United States , it would not include permanent residency. [Full Article...]

GOP speaker says Trump didn't cut deal with Dems

GOP speaker says Trump didn't cut deal with Dems Tax cuts can be passed through the budget process known as "reconciliation" that does not allow for filibusters, but they must meet certain conditions - most pertinently that they do not add to the budget deficit over 10 years. "We are looking for the middle class and we are looking for jobs - jobs being the economy". House Speaker Paul Ryan says there is no agreement on a fix for so-called ... [Full Article...]

Despite Criticism Of UN, Trump Set To Attend Meeting Of World Leaders

Despite Criticism Of UN, Trump Set To Attend Meeting Of World Leaders As he welcomes leaders from almost 200 nations to his hometown of NY, he'll press them to join USA efforts to constrain missile and nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran. Ultimately, the U.S. needs to not only deter North Korea, but also to reassure Japan and South Korea that they will neither be abandoned by their ally nor entrapped in a wider conflict precipitated by America's own independent... [Full Article...]

Trump and Democrats Haggle Over DACA as 250000 Students Await Fate

Trump and Democrats Haggle Over DACA as 250000 Students Await Fate The letter , signed by UC President Janet Napolitano and all 10 UC chancellors, strongly urges DACA recipients whose permits are set to expire between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, to apply for a two-year renewal. Former President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order that resulted from the inability of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Applicants had to be under a... [Full Article...]

Florida deaths in sweltering nursing home show post-disaster perils

Florida deaths in sweltering nursing home show post-disaster perils Around the state, 64 nursing homes were still waiting for full power Friday, a number that had dropped almost 20 from the previous day, according to the Florida Health Care Association . Another 18 patients in an adjacent behavioral health facility are also being evacuated, Story said. "The challenge, I think, for us will be. between here and Marathon", Key West City Manager Jim Scholl said. [Full Article...]


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