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Evacuations from Bali volcano rise to 57000

Evacuations from Bali volcano rise to 57000 The increased frequency of tremors shows the magma continuing to move towards the surface, with the mountain entering a "critical phase", the spokesman said. Agung last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. Officials have said there's no immediate threat to tourists, but some are already cutting short their stays in Bali. [Full Article...]

Iran successfully tested new ballistic missile, says state media

Iran successfully tested new ballistic missile, says state media The missile, dubbed Khoramshahr, reportedly has a range of 1,250 miles and can carry multiple warheads. The report said the missile was launched late Friday, without providing further details. The administration of USA will be announcing the strategic details related to Iran at the end of this month. Rouhani said the United States and Israel have isolated themselves by opposing the 2015 nuclea... [Full Article...]

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

Top North Korean diplomat: Trump has declared war on my country On Monday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in NY that the president's comments were a declaration of war, giving North Korea a right to self defense. Trump also used the derisive reference to Kim in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 19. North Korea in recent weeks detonated its sixth nuclear bomb and has test-fired intercontinental missiles - saying i... [Full Article...]

West Bank settlement: 3 Israelis murdered in shooting, stabbing attack

West Bank settlement: 3 Israelis murdered in shooting, stabbing attack Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the incident happened at Har Adar, an Israeli settlement located on the border. Israel is not complying with a UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to all settlement activity and instead is continuing to expand settlements, making a two-state solution "increasingly unattainable", the UN envoy for the Mideast said Monday. [Full Article...]

The Atlantic: Trump's Newest Travel Ban

The Atlantic: Trump's Newest Travel Ban In addition to the seven primary countries facing travel restrictions, the proclamation restricts travel from Venezuela and Iraq and increases scrutiny for travelers from those countries. And the inclusion of Venezuela and North Korea appeared to be an attempt to block challenges from advocacy groups and others who have called the restrictions a ban on Muslims. [Full Article...]

Iran Tests New Missile Despite Washington's Warnings

Iran Tests New Missile Despite Washington's Warnings The missile, dubbed Khoramshahr, reportedly has a range of 1,250 miles and can carry multiple warheads. He is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether or not he believes Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal. " Whether you like it or not we are going to help Syria, Yemen and Palestine, and we will strengthen our missiles ". In his speech at the United Nations, Trump blast... [Full Article...]

Iran on verge of nuclear leap: Trump's confrontation may backfire

Iran on verge of nuclear leap: Trump's confrontation may backfire The new Iranian long range missile Khoramshahr is displayed during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22,2017 in Tehran. Referring to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the United States , Trump said Washington "cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for th... [Full Article...]

Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile At Military Parade

Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile At Military Parade Trump has suggested that the Iranian missiles might be used for carrying a nuclear warhead, the allegations which Iran has rejected. Under the deal Iran ceased almost all its uranium enrichment in exchange for a removal of sanctions and billions of dollars in cash. [Full Article...]

Jerry Jones and the Cowboys took a knee before the national anthem

Jerry Jones and the Cowboys took a knee before the national anthem The Cowboys' protest came as they knelt as one before the anthem ahead of their televised Monday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals . "I think that all these players are exercising their right". Various players addressed the protests on Monday, the most prominent being New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who explained his rationale for locking arms with a teammate . [Full Article...]

Trump and North Korea war of words escalates

Trump and North Korea war of words escalates Saturday's activity comes at a time of heightened tensions and name-calling between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's nuclear program. It said the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarised zone between the Koreas that any USA fighter jet or bomber had flown in the 21st Century. [Full Article...]

Three Israelis murdered in suspected terror attack outside Jerusalem

By capitalising the word "all" Trump meant the Israelis, the Palestinians and the other Arab peoples of the region. Police later said the Palestinian had died of his wounds. The worldwide community, including Trump's predecessors, has long supported the two-state solution, believing that partitioning the land into Israeli and Palestinian states is the best way to ensure peace. [Full Article...]

Trump renews travel ban with restrictions targeting new countries

Trump renews travel ban with restrictions targeting new countries It is still unclear when and where the next legal challenge to the revised ban will take place. The president later tweeted: "Making America Safe is my number one priority". Yesterday, Trump said of the ban: "The tougher, the better". The current ban that enacted in March, set to end on Sunday evening. Most of the countries that are included in the newly released travel restriction ... [Full Article...]

Man, 28, charged in connection with stabbing of surgeon outside Hale mosque

Man, 28, charged in connection with stabbing of surgeon outside Hale mosque The man was named on Twitter as Nasser Kurdy, a trauma and consultant orthopaedic surgeon who is also an imam. Police confirmed that they had made two arrests in the wake of the incident, and that they were treating it as a hate crime. " This incident has really shaken us ". A spokesman for the Altrincham Islamic Centre told the Manchester Evening News : 'Nothing like this has ever happened b... [Full Article...]

Jews Around World Concerned By Far-Right Breakthrough In German Election

Jews Around World Concerned By Far-Right Breakthrough In German Election Right is co-chairman Joerg Meuthen. During the election campaign, the party's leading candidates said that Germans should show pride in its war veterans - including those who fought for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich - and claimed that terror is grounded in the Muslim religion. [Full Article...]

European envoys join arms to defend Iran deal

European envoys join arms to defend Iran deal Iran has also been a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) since 1968 which stipulates that they will never produce nuclear weapons. Zarif also appeared to be referencing Trump's recent speech at the United Nations General Assembly in NY, to which the Iranian foreign minister stressed "Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has accused Iran of plotting with North Korea

Donald Trump has accused Iran of plotting with North Korea The broadcaster gave no date for the test, although officials had said on Friday that it would be tested "soon". Iran said on Saturday that it had tested its Khorramshahr missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles). Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Saturday that the missile test was "not just a provocation and an act of defiance directed at the USA and its allies, in... [Full Article...]

North Korean Foreign Minister Says Trump Has 'Declared War'

North Korean Foreign Minister Says Trump Has 'Declared War' In response , Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said , "If North Korea does not stop their provocative actions, you know, we will make sure that we provide options to the president to deal with North Korea". North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has said Trump would "pay dearly" for threatening to " totally destroy " North Korea if the US was forced to defend itself or its allies against a No... [Full Article...]

Appeals Court Allows More of Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

Appeals Court Allows More of Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law Texas has the longest border with Mexico of any state, and its policies often influence other Republican-controlled states. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday issued an emergency stay of the ruling by a San Antonio federal judge that halted penalties for local jails that don't honor requests by immigration authorities to hold people suspected of being immigrants subject to deportation.... [Full Article...]

US Marines get first female infantry officer

US Marines get first female infantry officer As an infantry officer, the woman, a lieutenant, will be assigned to lead a platoon of around 40 Marines. There are nearly 1.4 million active duty troops in the U.S. Earlier this year, a trove of nude photos of female service members was shared on a Facebook page called Marines United, prompting a Pentagon investigation and tough questions from lawmakers . [Full Article...]

Merkel vows to win back right wing voters

Merkel vows to win back right wing voters The leader of Germany's nationalist Alternative fur Deutschland ( AfD ) party, Frauke Petry , shocked colleagues by announcing she will sit as an independent MP despite the party's strong showing in elections in which it gained nearly 13% of the vote and 90 seats in the Bundestag. [Full Article...]


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