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Several killed by earthquake in Tanzania: president's office


A 5.7 magnitude quake struck northwestern Tanzania's Great Lakes region Saturday, killing at least 10 people and collapsing buildings in the city of Bukoba on the shore of Lake Victoria. According to the BBC, local hospitals are full and can not cope with the number of injured. The epicentre of the 1227 GMT quake was about 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of the north-western town of Nsunga on the border of Lake Victoria. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn Pledges Fracking Ban, Energy Co-ops in Green Labour Agenda

The contenders fielded questions from a special BBC Question Time audience in Oldham, chaired by David Dimbleby. Mr Corbyn noted: "Well, that's extremely interesting because only a year ago you voted against a Labour amendment to the Housing Bill which quite simply said all homes for rent in the private rented sector should be fit for human habitation". Read More »

Factory Fire In Bangladesh Kills At Least 21

At least 15 people have been killed in a fire at a huge garment packaging factory in a town close to the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, according to officials. Twenty five units of firefighters were deployed to douse the fire. The fire started in the boiler room at the Tampaco Foils Limited factory, which supplies foreign and domestic brands. Read More »

Saudi Arabia starts issuing ID bracelets


The annual pilgrimage for Muslims called hajj is underway in an event that is expected to bring millions of people together for six consecutive days in Saudi Arabia. It is not the first time Iran and Saudi Arabia have come to blows over the pilgrimage . Saudi's grand mufti countered the next day by asserting that Iranians are "not Muslims". Read More »

IS claims twin bomb attacks at Baghdad mall


The first blast came from a parked auto, authorities said, followed by an explosives-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber. According to security sources, Daesh has claimed the attack on Nakheel Mall. Smoke billows from buildings in a northeastern neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital Baghdad where several blasts, including at a weapons storage facility, rocked the area on September 2, 2016 security sources said. Read More »

Korea's nuclear test demonstrates 'fanatic recklessness,' S. Korea says


A press statement agreed on by all 15 UN Security Council members said diplomats will draft a new resolution in response to its earlier promise to take "further significant measures" if the North continues to defy the global community. "Over the past decade, North Korea's nuclear capability has highly advanced, and (the latest nuke test) clearly shows that its leader Kim Jong-un does not intend to change", South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said during a meeting with his staff. Read More »

Commander of former Nusra group 'killed in Syria'


The meeting comes as government forces make major gains on the outskirts of the divided city of Aleppo. Speaking in Geneva with the U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, O'Brien said the worldwide body will continue to press for a 48-hour weekly humanitarian pause. Read More »

Free Syrian Army Clears Turkish-Syrian Border of Daesh Militants

The Turkish border with Syria was cleared Sunday of Daesh terrorists after the Turkish Army-supported Free Syrian Army took control of all regions from Azaz to Jarabulus , said security sources, APA reports quoting "Anadolu". USA officials have welcomed Turkish efforts to dislodge Islamic State from Syrian strongholds but voiced concern when Turkish troops engaged fighters aligned to the YPG, a force Washington sees as a valuable ally in battling jihadists. Read More »

US And Russia Finally Agree New Cease-Fire Deal In Syria

If the fighting ceases for one weak, the U.S. and Russian Federation, which back opposing sides in the war, could launch joint operations against jihadist groups, including the self-styled "Islamic State" militant organization. Insurgents said they were planning a counter-offensive. The deal culminates months of frenetic diplomacy that included four meetings between Kerry and Lavrov since August 26, and a lengthy face-to-face in China between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Israel Demolishes Home in Occupied Golan for First Time


It is the second time in the past week that mortars have landed in the Golan Heights, one of Israel's top tourist destinations. A stray mortar from Syria landed close to the Druze town of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights on Saturday, according to Israeli media reports. Read More »

Green Party Prez Candidate Jill Stein Coming to Rutgers for Rally

Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka are accused of "spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline", reported The Associated Press . Group members are marching in solidarity with Native Americans fighting to stop the pipeline that would run from North Dakota to IL. Stein has publicly opposed the pipeline in the past and Tuesday tweeted that the issue represents a "human-rights crisis". Read More »

North Korea conducts 5th nuke test; most powerful yet

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying declined to say Friday if China had received advanced notice of North Korea's nuclear warhead test. China joined the rest of the worldwide community in approving tough new sanctions on North Korea in March. Read More »

North Korea condemned after conducting fifth nuclear test

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been briefed on "seismic activity" in North Korea that North Korean state media said was a nuclear test, according to the Pentagon. Donald Trump's campaign chief, meanwhile, refused to outline the Republican presidential candidate's plans for defusing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Turkey hopeful on EU visa-free deal for citizens


The EU has launched the Facility for Refugees in Turkey in an attempt to support Syrian and other refugees with resources coming from the EU budget and from EU member states providing €3 billion in 2016 and 2017. However, the deal was hampered by the EU's insistence that Turkey make narrow the definition of terrorism in its anti-terrorism laws. The EU's Foreign Policy Chief was in Ankara for discussions on enlarging the union and the migrant situation in Turkey . Read More »

Donald Trump Vows, "I am going to get you your voice back"

Della Healy, 80, a writer from Springfield, Va., said Trump has many religious advisers and pointed out that "his vice president is Mike Pence". "Your power has been totally taken away". "And I said to them - we were high up in a building on 5 th Avenue - and I said to them I'd love your support". It can't get any worse. "I would like to tell you that one day we're going to have the ideal candidate to lead this country", he said, stalling for comedic effect. Read More »

Obama says South China Sea ruling 'binding'

However, intensive Chinese lobbying helped to ensure there was no mention of the July ruling in the ASEAN statement. I am mindful that this is the last day of my last trip to this region as president. The dispute has become more significant since the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in July that no country had sovereign rights over activity at Scarborough Shoal. Read More »

Paris gas canisters suspect pledged loyalty to IS

His brother is in custody over suspected links to Larossi Abballa, a jihadist who killed a police officer and his girlfriend in a Paris suburb in June, the sources said . Officials have said for months that adolescent girls and young women are increasingly being recruited by IS in France. The Peugeot 607 - its hazard lights flashing - contained gas canisters, a blanket with traces of fuel, and a burned-out cigarette. Read More »

Pakistan condemns N Korea's nuclear test

Just because they're right on the former doesn't mean they're right on the latter. Utilities .SPLRCU were down 3.8 percent and telecoms .SPLRCL down more than 3.4 percent, the worst performing of the 10 major S&P sectors. It will raise serious worries in many world capitals that North Korea has moved another step closer to its goal of a nuclear-armed missile that could one day strike the US mainland. Read More »

Five dead in Somalia hotel attack


Somali soldiers gather following a blast near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. "There was a blast close to the SYL hotel area, near the main checkpoint of the presidential palace", said security officer Ibrahim Mohamed. Read More »

NC Board of Elections decides on Orange early voting plan

The state board unanimously approved the amended plan, which will reduce hours on Halloween by closing all early voting sites at 5 p.m. but will add time on the last Saturday - the busiest day of early voting, Cox said - by opening voting sites at 8 a.m. Read More »

Nintendo's Super Mario coming to iPhone

Apple also showed off a new "Pokémon Go" app for its Apple Watch at Wednesday's event. To kick off the press conference, video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto stepped up on stage to announce a new game that will be coming to iOS devices first in the near future. Read More »

New arrests over gas canisters found near Paris' Notre Dame

The vehicle contained seven gas cylinders, one of which was empty and placed on the front passenger seat. No detonators were present in the vehicle, which was found on a Seine riverside stretch called the Quai de Montebello, meters from the Notre-Dame cathedral. Read More »

Merkel promises to mend fences after defeat to anti-migrant party

Merkel initially won praise, but the mood has since changed, giving way to fears over how Europe's biggest economy will integrate the more than 1 million people who arrived in the country. Gabriel accused Merkel's conservatives of being too slow to respond to the migrant crisis, which resulted in the success of right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the regional election held in this province on Sunday. Read More »

Suspect may have been testing terror plot near Notre Dame Cathedral

French daily Le Figaro reported on Wednesday the vehicle - with registration plates missing and its hazard lights flashing - was parked at Quai de Montebello, in the capital's fifth arrondissement, just a few meters from the iconic cathedral on Paris' Ile de la cite by the Seine river. Read More »

Fighting displaces 100000 in central Syria in 8 days


A ceasefire: There have been temporary ceasefires in Syria in the past, and US President Barack Obama says Russian Federation and the US "have had some productive conversations about what a real cessation of hostilities would look like, that would allow us both to focus our attention on common enemies", but a final agreement has so far proved elusive, hampered by what Obama calls "gaps of trust" between the two superpowers. Read More »

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston break up 'amicably' after three months

Swift is notorious for writing songs about her long string of ex-boyfriends, and it looks like the break-up with Hiddleston could very well be her next source of inspiration. Months before the rise and fall of #Hiddleswift , Taylor Swift dated a Scottish DJ named Adam " Calvin Harris " Wiles. "I think the spotlight, that's what happens when you're a public figure". Read More »

Second couple arrested in Paris gas can find


The arrests follow the detention of the 34-year-old owner of the abandoned vehicle and a 29-year-old woman, who were both later released. The Paris prosecutor's office said Thursday that police arrested a couple - a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman - a day earlier in the Loiret region of France, south of Paris . Read More »

China says wants to "dispel interference" in South China Sea

The Philippines released photographs of 10 Chinese ships around Panatag Shoal ahead of the meeting but presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the issue was not discussed. Najib said all the countries, including China, had given their commitment to the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and the adoption of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea in the South China Sea which would be summarised next year. Read More »