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Worldwide Indonesian police arrest hundreds linked to forest fires:The Asahi Shimbun
Author: 0 Indonesian police arrest hundreds linked to forest fires:The Asahi Shimbun

Hundreds of faculties were shuttered all the design in which through Malaysia and Indonesia Thursday, affecting no lower than 1.7 million pupils, officers said , as poisonous haze from rampant woodland fires sent air quality plummeting. The air quality level in the city-state remained unhealthy for a second day with the National Environment Agency warning of hazy weather conditions in the next few days.

Worldwide School shooting-themed hoodies anger many online
Author: 0 School shooting-themed hoodies anger many online

In addition to the teen with the backpack, the PSA features cheery music and students showing off their new binders and headphones. The students start running for their lives or take cover to escape the mass shooter. "I hope that parents across the country will join me to make the promise to stop this epidemic", said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan who was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting , in a press release.

Worldwide Flash flooding in eastern Texas forces hospital evacuation, home rescues
Author: 0 Flash flooding in eastern Texas forces hospital evacuation, home rescues

It is expected to remain a major hurricane through early tomorrow. Officials in Bermuda say Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island. A tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Jerry on Tuesday or Wednesday, and then into a hurricane, forecasters said.

Worldwide Hong Kong Christians fear religious freedom could be 'gone forever'
Author: 0 Hong Kong Christians fear religious freedom could be 'gone forever'

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to reporters during a press conference at the government building in Hong Kong , Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. "We do not concur, especially if the justification for that sort of change in outlook is premised on whether we are still upholding "one country, two systems", she said.

Worldwide Inconclusive second elections intensify Israel's political crisis
Author: 0 Inconclusive second elections intensify Israel's political crisis

His challenger, Blue and White's Benny Gantz , a former army chief, tried to paint Netanyahu as divisive and scandal-plagued, offering himself as a calming influence and honest alternative. It clearly looked like that when Netanyahu's Likud party was downbeat and he addressed half-empty chairs in the party office. For now, the party Netanyahu has molded in his image has vowed to stick with its leader.

Worldwide India BANS e-cigarettes as global backlash against vaping gathers pace
Author: 0 India BANS e-cigarettes as global backlash against vaping gathers pace

Addressing the press briefing, Nirmala Sitharaman announced that e-cigarettes production, manufacturing, sale, import-export, and advertising among other things will be banned in India . Eighteen states and two Union territories have already prohibited the use and sale of e-cigarettes, e-hookah and vaping, but in the absence of a central law, the enforcement has been weak so far.

Worldwide Israel votes in second general election this year
Author: 0 Israel votes in second general election this year

According to Israeli election rules, no election campaign activity is allowed just before or on Election Day. Final results are expected Wednesday and could still swing in Netanyahu's favour. Should he fail to win re-election Tuesday, Netanyahu faces potential legal consequences - over accusations of fraud, bribery and breach of trust from three former confidants.

Worldwide Donald Trump: I'm not looking to meet with Iran's president
Author: 0 Donald Trump: I'm not looking to meet with Iran's president

Iranian officials have reiterated their refusal to a meeting and any possible dialogues with the USA while Tehran is still under strict United States sanctions, which Trump re-imposed post withdrawing from 2015 landmark global Iranian nuclear accord, inked between Tehran and world powers to curb Iran's nuclear programme in exchange of sanctions relief.

Worldwide Robert O'Brien replaces John Bolton as Trump's national security adviser
Author: 0 Robert O'Brien replaces John Bolton as Trump's national security adviser

Trump gave Pompeo a significant say in choosing the next national security adviser - a position that doesn't require Senate confirmation - after the secretary of state repeatedly clashed with Bolton . The White House later insisted the quote had come from O'Brien, who had said Trump had "unparalleled success" in bringing home hostages. O'Brien's commentary on Trump during the 2016 election, when he advised the campaigns of Wisconsin Gov.

Worldwide Indian cricket fraternity wishes Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday
Author: 0 Indian cricket fraternity wishes Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday

In an obvious reference to Pakistan, Jaishankar said, "We have a unique challenge from one neighbour and that would remain a challenge so until that neighbour becomes a normal neighbour and acts against cross-border terrorism". Controversial preacher Zakir Naik is wanted by Indian authorities since 2016 for alleged money laundering and inciting extremism through hate speeches, has also been banned from holding any public rally in Malaysia.

Worldwide ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
Author: 0 ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75

Over the course of her career, she wrote six books and was awarded 30 honorary degrees over her 40 years working in TV, radio and publishing. Per ABC , she leaves behind longtime husband and fellow journalist Steve Roberts, two children and six grandchildren.

Author: 0 Iran Rules Out Rouhani-Trump Meeting at UN

If they want to meet, I'll meet. "There is no such program on our agenda, and the meeting will not happen in New York", Mousavi stressed. That corrective followed an appearance by counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who kept the possibility alive even after Saturday's drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Worldwide Ayatollah Khamenei Rules Out US Talks
Author: 0 Ayatollah Khamenei Rules Out US Talks

Ayatollah Khamenei further elaborated on the United States' goals in pursuing the maximum pressure policy and at the same time, trying to lure Iran to the negotiating table, saying: The U.S. The assault damaged the world's biggest crude oil processing plant, triggering the largest jump in oil prices in decades. We're dealing with Saudi Arabia .

Worldwide Russia detains two North Korean vessels after attack
Author: 0 Russia detains two North Korean vessels after attack

Three Russian maritime border guards were injured by an armed attack from crew members of a North Korean vessel in the East Sea, Russia's Tass news agency reported on Tuesday. The DPRK said that the Russian ship had violated "the rules of entry and stay in the DPRK territory", though released the ship after 11 days. "In recent years, North Korean fishermen have to go further and further away from their native shores in search of fish and squid", Lankov wrote.

Worldwide Saudi Arabia halts production at attacked Aramco oil plants, says energy minister
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia halts production at attacked Aramco oil plants, says energy minister

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran for the drone attack at Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant. Correspondents say they could have a significant impact on world oil prices. Iraq denied this on Sunday and vowed to punish anyone using Iraq as a launchpad for attacks. They also increased overall tensions in the region amid an escalating crisis between the USA and Iran over Tehran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

Worldwide Soloman Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy'
Author: 0 Soloman Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy'

Tsai held a hastily arranged news conference on Monday, after the Solomon Islands chose to establish ties with China. China has been trying to poach allies from Taiwan, and Burkina Faso , the Dominican Republic , Sao Tomé & Príncipe, Panama and El Salvador have already cut ties with Taipei, Reuters reports.

Worldwide Maine Propane Explosion Kills Firefighter, Injures 6 Others
Author: 0 Maine Propane Explosion Kills Firefighter, Injures 6 Others

Mills said the cause of the incident is now under investigation. Farmington police confirm that one firefighter was killed and six others were injured in an explosion Monday morning. The blast around 8:30 a.m. was heard for miles and had enough force to blow a vehicle across an intersection. Video of the aftermath of the explosion is being shared on social media, showing clouds of smoke and debris in the air.

Worldwide Beto O'Rourke believes buybacks are a winning issue
Author: 0 Beto O'Rourke believes buybacks are a winning issue

The threat came from Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain , who, in a now-deleted tweet , said that his AR-15 was "ready" for O'Rourke. "Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, your AK-47", the presidential hopeful declared. Cain did not immediately respond to a request for comment . He said that, if enacted, he expected people would decide to comply with his new policy, because the government doesn't typically "go door to door searching people's homes to see if they're in fact breaking ...

Worldwide US Supreme Court authorises Trump to deny asylum to Central Americans
Author: 0 US Supreme Court authorises Trump to deny asylum to Central Americans

The Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday permits the new rule to go forward as legal action against it continues to go through the court system. " Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution ", Sotomayor wrote.

Worldwide Husband and wife fugitives wanted for murder are captured in Arizona
Author: 0 Husband and wife fugitives wanted for murder are captured in Arizona

Husband-and-wife murder suspects who overpowered their guards as they were being extradited from NY to Arizona and then managed to elude the law for weeks have finally run out of road. The couple's capture came just two days after Barksdale was added to the Unites States Marshals' 15 Most Wanted List . The Marshals Service said Susan Barksdale faked a medical emergency while riding in the van near Blanding, Utah .