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Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of Qur'an

Chinese police order Muslims to hand in all copies of Qur'an Reports in the official media here yesterday said that the Chinese officials had tightened security measures in Xinjiang, apprehending militants of the separatist East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) ahead of the ruling Communist Party of China's meeting starting on October 18 in which Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to get a second term. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico: The Plight of Territorial-Americans

Puerto Rico: The Plight of Territorial-Americans Trump held a ritzy fund-raiser in Manhattan on Tuesday - while people in Puerto Rico continued to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's wrath. At FEMA's request, the military was preparing Tuesday to ship 350 satellite telephones to aid people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, many of whom have been unable to communicate with family members and friends for almost a week. [Full Article...]

LHC halts deportation of Turkish teacher's family

LHC halts deportation of Turkish teacher's family Last November Pakistan deported dozens of Turkish teachers tied to PakTurk schools after a visit from Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan, sparking small demonstrations in major cities. Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza heard the petition and issued notices to the federal government to submit reply. The Lahore High Court on Thursday barred the federal government from deporting Turkish citizens till th... [Full Article...]

Trump says military action against North Korea would be devastating

Trump says military action against North Korea would be devastating Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera urged caution on Friday because more provocation was possible from North Korea on October 10, when the start of lower house election campaigns in Japan coincides with one of the North's main anniversaries. [Full Article...]

Pilbara Minerals Signs Offtake Deal for Stage 2 Output at Pilgangoora

Pilbara Minerals Signs Offtake Deal for Stage 2 Output at Pilgangoora China on Thursday said carmakers would need to hit a quota for new energy vehicles by 2019, part of a major push by the world's biggest auto market to phase out petrol cars and shift toward pure electric and plug-in hybrids. Under this agreement, Great Wall will take between 75,000 tonnes and 150,000 tonnes of spodumene concentrate from Pilbara, subject to the $100 million-plus stage 2 development... [Full Article...]

'North Korea may attack Australia to divide USA allies'

'North Korea may attack Australia to divide USA allies' The cartoon may look like children's entertainment, but it soon reveals a not-so-subtle violent message. He warned Australia could be struck by a North Korean weapon. The official, talking to reporters in NY, said: 'The whole world should clearly remember it was the USA who first declared war on our country. 'Trump claimed our leadership would not be around much longer, ' Ri said, threatenin... [Full Article...]

Killer clown cold case leads to woman's arrest 27 years later

Killer clown cold case leads to woman's arrest 27 years later The clown then pulled a gun, shot Mrs Warren in the face and drove away. Warren died two days later in hospital and until now it has been a mystery as to who was behind the clown mask. Palm Beach County Detective Paige McCann, the lead investigator, said grant funding was partially responsible for the arrest. Bradshaw said it's not known whether anyone else will be charged in the case. [Full Article...]

More reports of sexual violence against Rohingya — UN agency

More reports of sexual violence against Rohingya — UN agency He also asserted that Myanmar wanted friendly relations with Bangladesh, where the total population of Rohingya refugees is nearing one million. The ongoing civil unrest has left little food and other resources available to the minority group, forcing them to leave their villages. [Full Article...]

The Jones Act Could Be Hindering Puerto Rico's Recovery

The Jones Act Could Be Hindering Puerto Rico's Recovery Since Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States, it falls under the Jones Act and resources being sent in from other USA ports have to be carried on US ships. He said that Puerto Rican residents would have to pay at least twice as much for food, drinking water and other supplies without the waiver. He said he believed the military was best positioned for such a challenge. [Full Article...]

Dutton stands by 'Armani refugee' comments

Dutton stands by 'Armani refugee' comments He then said that "we have been taken for a ride, I believe, by a lot of the advocates and people within Labor and the Greens who want you to believe this is a awful existence", and that "there is a very different scenario up on Nauru and Manus than people want you to believe". [Full Article...]

Tsunami carried a million sea creatures from Japan to United States west coast

Tsunami carried a million sea creatures from Japan to United States west coast The scientists say that many other species have likely made the journey and so far escaped detection. They documented 289 living invertebrate and fish species arriving from Japan , including macroinvertebrates (235 taxa), fish (two taxa), microinvertebrates (33 taxa), and protists (19 taxa). [Full Article...]

South Korea President calls for WARTIME CONTROL to fight Kim

South Korea President calls for WARTIME CONTROL to fight Kim Since the Korean War in the early 1950s, the terms of the countries' alliance have called for an American general to command the South's 650,000-member military should war break out. South Korea expects more provocative acts by North Korea next month, to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean communist party and China's all-important Communist Party Congress. [Full Article...]

Stampede in Mumbai railway station claims three lives, 25 injured

Stampede in Mumbai railway station claims three lives, 25 injured Reports suggest that the number of people who died in the incident are like to increase. Heavy rains triggered the stampede, tweeted Western Railway. All the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals and rescue operations are underway. The casualties have been brought to KEM Hospital where they are undergoing treatment. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump to discuss opioid crisis with experts

Melania Trump to discuss opioid crisis with experts The First Lady is hearing firsthand how opioid abuse is wrecking families from across the country. "I am here today to listen and learn from all of your stories, and hope you will feel free to give me your thoughts and opinions on how best I can help", the first lady said as she opened the meeting. [Full Article...]

Five released under investigation in National Action probe

Five released under investigation in National Action probe National Action was proscribed as a terror organization in December 2016. The groups are aliases of National Action. Banners saying "Hitler was right" have appeared at rallies and, in November 2016, a youth spokesperson for the group was filmed speaking about "the disease of global Jewry" at a far-right rally. [Full Article...]

Greece: Mauled body found in missing Briton case

Greece: Mauled body found in missing Briton case An autopsy confirmed that the bites that shattered the bones of a woman, could not be, neither dogs nor jackals are traces of wolf teeth. The remains were found Saturday near the village of Petrota in Thrace, 285 kilometers (180 miles) east of the city of Thessaloniki. [Full Article...]

Liverpool and Manchester United fans threatened with imprisonment by Russian authorities

Liverpool and Manchester United fans threatened with imprisonment by Russian authorities However, the head of the Russian Football Union's security committee, Vladimir Markin, has warned there will be severe penalties for anyone found guilty of hooliganism. Liverpool and United have engaged with travelling supporters in an attempt to secure their safety, advising not to wear club colours or travel alone as there are fears they will be targeted. [Full Article...]

Former Vivendi exec named CEO of Telecom Italia

Former Vivendi exec named CEO of Telecom Italia Executive Deputy Chairman Giuseppe Recchi will have deputy functions and will oversee the group's activities and assets "relevant for security and national defense purposes", the company said. Telecom Italia has also said it would challenge the watchdog's decision. Vivendi is appealing an Italian decision about its control, which would allow for "golden powers" including Italian vetoes of decisi... [Full Article...]

UAE source: Former Thai PM left Dubai on September 11 for UK

UAE source: Former Thai PM left Dubai on September 11 for UK His remarks came a day after a court found Yingluck guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced her in absentia to five years in prison. "We have received preliminary unofficial reports from the Foreign Ministry indicating that she is in Dubai", said Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who expressed annoyance over being asked about it by reporters. [Full Article...]

Hyderabad hugs 117th rung in global destination survey

Hyderabad hugs 117th rung in global destination survey London has come a close second to Bangkok as a top-ranked worldwide travel destination, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index released this week. Overall, the most visited destinations in Asia are: Bangkok , Singapore, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Osaka, Shanghai and Chennai. [Full Article...]


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