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Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey

Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey

Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said the extension was meant to protect Turkey from "threats", adding that the Kurdish Regional Government's planned vote on Monday was a "threat to national security". "We have to ramp up our efforts to prevent the referendum and independence from happening", said Hadi al-Amiri, secretary general of the Badr Organization, an important wing of the multiparty Shiite al-Shaabi paramilitary force. Read More

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Facebook to yield '16 ads linked to Russians

Facebook to yield '16 ads linked to Russians

Facebook disclosed earlier this month that an influence operation that appeared to be based in Russian Federation had purchased $100,000 in ads to promote divisive political and social messages in a two-year period. "That's not what we stand for". Facebook is also adding 250 more staff to teams around the world that ensure election integrity. Congressional Democrats asked the Federal Election Commission this week to devise ways to prevent foreign influence on USA elections, including ... Read More

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Donald Trump campaign chief 'offered to brief' Russian billionaire on presidential race

Donald Trump campaign chief 'offered to brief' Russian billionaire on presidential race

The Clinton/Obama-friendly media went ballistic over President Trump's tweeted accusation that President Obama had wiretapped him. The sources, however, cautioned that the evidence was not conclusive. We have concrete evidence that our judicial system suspects that Manafort committed a crime. Meanwhile, conservatives are focusing not on the utter lack of patriotism in the campaign of the U.S. Read More

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Pentagon Confirms South Korea Actually Considering Nuclear Rearmament

Trump and Moon are to sit down at midday on the last day of Trump's four-day visit to NY, where he met with a flurry of foreign leaders gathered for the annual United Nations event. Moon also met with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and discussed the plan. Meeting separately with his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, Wang reiterated a call for South Korea to remove the US-built THAAD anti-missile system, which China says is a threat to its own security. Read More

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Zeman meets South Korean President in NY

Zeman meets South Korean President in NY

North Korea has said it needs the capability to strike the US with a nuclear weapon to deter an American invasion. Later in September, North Korea fired a ballistic missile which passed through Japan's airspace near Hokkaido. ally, Japan, said Wednesday that pressure, not dialogue, was needed. Moon urged nations to fully implement U.N. sanctions that were tightened against North Korea after its purported hydrogen bomb test September 3. Read More

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Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar

Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar

The violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounted to genocide and the world must get together to stop it, says actor-activist Shabana Azmi. Since 2012, more than 1,000 Rohingya have been killed, some 320,000 live in squalid camps in Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh, and thousands have embarked on perilous sea voyages to other Southeast Asian countries, according to estimates by the USA -based Human Rights Watch and the United Nations. Read More

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Noble and Hernandez both fit for Spurs despite rough treatment from Bolton

Noble and Hernandez both fit for Spurs despite rough treatment from Bolton

Speaking to journalists after the game he said: "I could have asked for more". Marko Arnautovic insists West Ham are putting their dismal start to the season behind them after easing into the fourth round. The players will be as well, because they will react to the crowd. "If I had to choose I would say centre-back, but I don't see anything he doesn't have not to be a top holding midfielder, as he can pass the ball and has good stamina, so both!" "Of course we have to manage him - he ... Read More

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Dow, S&P 500 close at new records in NY

Dow, S&P 500 close at new records in NY

Investors continued to bid up bank shares as interest rates rose. Real estate-sector stocks will receive some early input at 8:30 a.m. ET, when the Commerce Department releases August housing starts numbers. Financials closed broadly higher, with Mitsui Financial Group, Nomura, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial and Sompo Holdings rallying 3-5 percent. Toymakers including Mattel saw their shares fall, amid reports that Toys R Us is considering filing for bankruptcy protection. Read More

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You Can Get a Free Cheeseburger at McDonald's Today in Halton

You Can Get a Free Cheeseburger at McDonald's Today in Halton

To celebrate the wonderful day McDonald's will be slinging free cheesies with any purchase through their Mymacca's app. Participating cities can be found HERE! Kuma's Corner - Kuma's is bringing back an old school burger - The Clutch - for one day only, National Cheeseburger Day! Johnny Rocker's requires customers to sign up for the restaurant's eClub for a free cheeseburger , while another burger will be given free on the customer's birthday. Read More

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At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

Trump has warned North Korea that military action was an option for the United States as Pyongyang has carried out a series of tests toward developing the ability to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile. The speech provoked strong responses nearly immediately - drawing praise from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu although against expectations Trump did not mention the Middle East Peace peace process, which he has promised to pursue. Read More

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The airports most affected by Ryanair's flight cancellations

The airports most affected by Ryanair's flight cancellations

It is estimated that around 350,000 passengers could be directly affected by cancellations, though many may not realise flights are cancelled until shortly before their departure date. Mr O'Leary said customers whose flights have been cancelled will receive an email by Monday evening. The situation is quickly turning into a public relations disaster, with the beleaguered airline under pressure to publish a full list of the flights it plans to cancel. Read More

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How strong is Hurricane Maria?

How strong is Hurricane Maria?

Martin and Dutch St. Maarten. "Additional rapid-strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria is expected to be a unsafe major hurricane as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean sea", the NHC advisory continued. Read More

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U.S. drone attack kills 3 Taliban militants in Pakistan

U.S. drone attack kills 3 Taliban militants in Pakistan

No government spokesman was available for comment. The strike came days after the U.S. President Donald Trump asked Pakistan to do more against the militants hiding in its tribal area. The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained, the FC officials said. "We don't differentiate the Haqqani network and Taliban". Tribal sources described Mohib as a loyalist of the Haqqani terrorist network, an ally of the Taliban who are fighting USA -led forces in Afghanistan. Read More

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