Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bangladesh evicts Rohingya from roadside camps as space runs out

Bangladesh police Tuesday evicted Muslim Rohingya refugees from overcrowded roadside camps and farmland as aid groups scrambled to find emergency shelter for tens of thousands living outdoors in squalid conditions. Around 421,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, the UN says, overwhelming the...

Japan set to deploy additional missile system in northern islands, following North Korea missile threat

Japan is set to deploy an additional missile system to one of its northern islands, days after North Korea launched a second missile over country. A Defense Ministry spokesman said a PAC-3 system would arrive in southern Hokkaido on Tuesday. This is the second such system...

Death toll for powerful earthquake struck Mexico has risen to 119

Death toll for powerful earthquake struck Mexico has risen to 119. At least 119 people have been killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake in Mexico, authorities say. The count for the Tuesday quake was an initial toll, given as emergency crews and hundreds of volunteers were...

Death toll climbs to 93 as M7.1 quake hits Mexico — officials

Death toll climbs to 93 as M7.1 quake hits Mexico, officials said. A powerful 7.1 earthquake has jolted central Mexico leaving scores of people dead and causing the collapse of dozens of buildings.

Death toll for powerful earthquake struck Mexico has risen to 65

Death toll for powerful earthquake struck Mexico has risen to 65. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 65 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic. https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak/status/910262035648176128 The quake came less than two...

2 found dead in a home in Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton police are at the scene this afternoon of two people found dead at a residence, according to Butler County dispatchers. A call was received at about 3:57 p.m. of a possible body on Mourning Dove Lane in Hamilton. Two people are confirmed dead, according to...

48 people confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake struck central Mexico

At least 48 people have been confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake struck central Mexico. At least 48 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday. As many as 42 people were killed in the state of Morelos, Gov. Graco...

4 women, 5 children killed by Saudi-led airstrikes in NW Yemen

At least nine civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential area in Yemen as the Saudi regime presses ahead with an atrocious military campaign against its crisis-hit southern neighbor, told Press TV on Tuesday. Local sources, speaking...

42 people reported dead in Morelos, Mexico

Governor of Morelos says 42 dead in his central Mexican state following quake. At least 42 people have died in the state of Morelos south of Mexico city, according to the state's governor, Graco Ramirez, in a tweet listing where the deaths occurred, reported Associated...

Donald Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea if it poses threat to US

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea if it poses threat to United States. President Trump warns if US is forced to defend itself 'we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea'. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/910149625855774721 President Trump denounced North Korea in his first...

Iraqi forces launch assault for last Islamic State bastions in Anbar

Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units launched a dawn assault Tuesday against one of the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group’s last bastions in the vast western province of Anbar bordering Syria. The Joint Operations Command said an offensive had begun to retake the town of...

Man arrested in Newport, Wales, in connection with Parsons Green terror attack

25-year-old man has been arrested in Newport, Wales, in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack, Scotland Yard said. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/910234647598116871 A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in the Welsh city of Newport, becoming the third suspect arrested in connection with the Friday explosion at a...

At least 5 people died after a powerful M7.1 earthquake rocked Mexico

At least 5 people have died after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico this morning.

US President Trump made an ‘ignorant hate speech’ at UNGA — Iranian FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the remarks United States President Donald Trump made during the United Nations General Assembly session were "unworthy of a reply" and expressed branded the expose a "hate speech." "Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not...

Czech appeals court upholds hijab ban at a school

A Czech appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that went against a Somali student who accused a nursing school of discrimination because she wears a hijab. Ayan Jamaal Ahmednuur demanded an apology and 60,000 koruna ($2,750) in compensation but the Prague 10 district...

UN chief seeks to avoid war with North Korea, takes digs at Trump

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at US President Donald Trump. In his first address to the annual gathering of world leaders...

Saudi-led coalition accuses Yemen rebels of hindering food imports

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting on the side of Yemen’s government on Tuesday accused rebels of delaying vital food and other imports through a major Red Sea port. “Houthi militiamen, who control the port of Hodeida, continue to hinder the unloading of commercial cargo ships...

Powerful M7.4 earthquake hits Mexico

Powerful M7.4 earthquake hits Mexico. Powerful earthquake has been reported in Mexico City, with witnesses saying the tremor shook buildings. A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to...

Afghan Air Force receives first US-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

The Afghan Air Force took delivery of its first four US-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on Tuesday as part of a planned replacement of its ageing fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters, told Reuters. The US plans to supply a total of 159 Black Hawks to...

25 people killed in South Sudan in clashes between govt forces and rebels 

Fresh clashes between government forces and rebels on Monday have killed at least 25 people in northern South Sudan, officials said Tuesday. Information Minister in Northern Liech State Lam Tungwar said rebels aligned to the country's former deputy president attacked Nhialdiu town in the early...

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