Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

North Korea fires missile from Pyongyang, media reports say, as Japan warns residents to take shelter This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on […]

N Korea ‘fires missile from Pyongyang’

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Kentucky) fight to repeal post-9/11 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) went better than anticipated, considering the tight grip “pro-war” interests have on Congress, former Congressman Ron Paul told RT. Dr. Ron Paul, a 12-term ex-congressman from Texas and three-time presidential candidate, supported his son’s proposal […]

Anti-war argument ‘winning’ despite setback in Congress – Ron Paul ...

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Published time: 14 Sep, 2017 21:20 Students who planned to organise a ‘slave auction’ and ‘slave night’ during freshers week celebrations at Loughborough University in the UK have been forced to apologise after a raft of complaints from minority groups at the institute. The offensive events, organised by the Faraday […]

‘Slave auction’ at UK university causes outrage

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Satellite imagery shows settlements before and after burning Rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says show an “orchestrated campaign” to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar. Amnesty said this was evidence security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim […]

Rohingya crisis: Satellite images of Myanmar village burning

Image copyright AFP/Getty Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work. The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in […]

Google sued over sex discrimination

Image copyright PA Controversial tests taken by England’s seven-year-olds will be scrapped by 2023, but nine-year-olds will have to sit times table tests under new plans. Announcing the end to compulsory SATs, the government said children would instead have a “baseline” check in reception year, aged four or five. This […]

SATs for seven-year-olds scrapped from 2023

At least 74 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in twin gun and car bombing attacks near the city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq, according to a local official. The attacks in the southern province of Thi Qar on Thursday started with unidentified gunmen opening fire inside a restaurant on […]

Twin suicide attacks leave scores dead in southern Iraq

The United Nations is in the process of expanding its role in southern Yemen amid a humanitarian crisis after a nearly two-and-half year military operation in the country.  UN humanitarian coordinator Jamie McGoldrick, while on a visit to the capital Aden, met Yemen’s prime minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr to discuss the […]

UN to expand role in south Yemen

Officials are looking at ways the UK £13bn aid budget can be used to help the British overseas territories hit by Hurricane Irma, Boris Johnson has said. Under international aid rules, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands are considered too wealthy to qualify for assistance. But the […]

Hurricane Irma: UK looks at using aid budget

Diet soda has come under intense scrutiny over the years, and for good reason. It has been found to leave people at risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, among other serious consequences. According to Susan E. Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioural neuroscientist: Public health officials are rightfully concerned […]

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Published time: 14 Sep, 2017 16:12 US federal prosecutors have retreated from a high-profile court battle with Facebook which threatened to impinge on social media users’ First Amendment rights. “The parties to this appeal, Facebook, Inc. and the United States of  America, jointly move to dismiss the instant appeal as […]

US govt halts bid to silence Facebook over covert user ...

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In the same category are Suspected Palestinian attacker opens fire in town near Jerusalem, medics say at least 4 wounded Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 05:14Edited time: 26 Sep, 2017 05:24 At least three people are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at […]

Fort Bragg explosion injures 15 special ops troops