Backed Syrian militia bombed by Russian jets

The SDF, bolstered by US airstrikes and Special Operations forces, has advanced on Deir al-Zour from the north. USA -backed forces in eastern Syria say Russian Federation bombed their positions on Monday in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants.

Hurricane Maria eyes Dominican Republic after wiping out electricity in Puerto Rico

But it is important that the destruction and pain being experienced by our compatriots in Puerto Rico not be ignored or overlooked. While the Demented Cheese Grit in Chief and his war against black athletes has been dominating headlines and social media feeds in the U.S., Puerto Rico is facing an increasingly desperate situation after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Thursday.

Hurricane Maria causes Tropical Storm watches for all of eastern NC

First, the known impacts: The hurricane center said waves stirred up by Maria will reach the U.S. East Coast over the next few days and could cause rough surf and deadly rip currents. Forecasters think the core of the hurricane will stay offshore, but it could come close enough that parts of the coast will feel some of its effects.

North Korea's H-bomb threat comes with potential risks

While its is not certain how such events might unfold, or even if North Korea will conduct such a trial, it is possible that Pyongyang would opt for an end-to-end test of a ballistic missile tipped with a nuclear warhead. Kim Jong Un, in an unusual direct statement to the world, pledged hours earlier to take "highest-level" action against the USA over President Trump's threat to " totally destroy " the North if provoked.

Spain to send extra police to Catalonia if independence referendum goes ahead

The arrests, as well as Wednesday's seizure of almost 10 million ballots destined for the vote, have seriously damaged separatist plans to conduct a referendum with a semblance of legitimacy, even if it was never going to be recognized by Madrid.

Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles

State TV said the Khorramshahr missile is the country's third to have a range of 1,200 miles (2,000km). Iranian officials have argued that the measure only applies to missiles specifically created to carry nuclear warheads. "The ballistic missile will be operational in the near future". In apparent defiance to U.S. President Donald Trump's demands, Iranian President Hassan Rohani insisted his country will ask no one's permission to build up its missile stock.

China tells Japan not to abandon dialogue over North Korea

CHANG: Kim lectured the USA president, calling his behavior mentally deranged. Just yesterday, the country's foreign minister told reporters in NY that Pyongyang could test another hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. Vipin Narang, a nuclear strategy expert at MIT, said such a test could pose a danger to shipping and aircraft, even if North Korea declares a keep-out zone.

No clear victor as New Zealand election ends in stalemate

If neither English, whose National Party is seeking a record-equalling fourth consecutive term in power, nor Ardern can form a government outright, or with the help of minor support parties, the New Zealand First Party of populist anti-immigration campaigner Winston Peters looms as the potential kingmaker.

Mattis: North Korea Sanctions Are Working

The North has repeatedly defied the United Nations to conduct nuclear and missile tests, the latest being a mid-range missile fired over Japan on Friday, soon after the reclusive nation's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

Wisconsin, 20 other USA states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 election

Department of Homeland Security has any evidence of a breach of the state's election systems, however. When asked by The Seattle Times in June whether Washington state was targeted in any way, Erich Ebel, a spokesman for the office, said, "We have no confirmed reports of our system being compromised and we don't expect any".

HISTORIC: For First Time, US Military Opens Permanent Army Base in Israel

Israel and the United States remain concerned that Iran has continued to work on both its nuclear program as well as its ballistic missile program despite global criticism. The facility will house dozens of US soldiers stationed there. One of the main purposes of the USA presence in the country has to do with missile defense systems, according to

Mumbai airport operations hit, 75 flights cancelled due to heavy rains

Flight operations were suspended until Wednesday morning as a result of the downpour.Maharashtra State Education Minister Vinod Tawde announced that all schools in the city would remain shut. Flight operations at the Mumbai airport remain affected for the second day today. Mumbai recorded its second highest September rain in a span of 12 hours yesterday, BMC officials said.

Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the company, OT-Morpho, of being complicit in alleged rigging of the election. Chief Justice David Maraga and his deputy Philomena Mwilu. In the detailed judgment, DCJ Mwilu said the judges concluded that the interference led to nullification of President Uhuru Kenyatta's win. The justices said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had not verified the results before announcing them.

Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights a day

Mr O'Leary said: "If they're not satisfied with the alternative flights offered, they can have a full refund and they will all be entitled to their EU261 compensation entitlements". "Ryanair must quickly honour its legal duty to arrange alternative flights or provide a full refund, as well as reimbursing reasonable out-of-pocket expenses".

Pelosi shouted out of press conference by Dreamers

Pelosi was holding the conference with fellow California Democratic House members Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman to call for the passage of the DREAM Act , which would allow recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and other undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as minors to remain in the country.

Acid attack on U.S. students 'not terror-related'

She said there were no obvious indications that the woman's actions were terror-related. According to reports, a 41-year-old has been arrested by police but as yet the motive of the attack has not been revealed, leaving investigators to determine whether it was a random act or not.

Here's What Trump And Clinton Voters Watch

The video shows Mr Trump hitting a golf ball that, in the next frame, seemingly strikes Mrs Clinton in the back before she stumbles and falls down while boarding a plane. While some Twitter users praised Trump for his "sense of humour" following the golf ball retweet, others berated him. He said: "Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss".

Gurgaon woman arrested over slapping Army jawan gets bail

Kalra was slammed on the social media for her behaviour. "I respect army people, it was a misunderstanding due to which this incident took place", she added. In the video, the woman can be seen slapping the jawan. Cops are claiming that she was unhappy with the driver of the army truck. Initially, it had appeared a case of road rage as her vehicle was seen parked just in front of the Army truck.

Cult actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91; condolences pour in

Longtime Stanton collaborator David Lynch , who most recently worked with him on the " Twin Peaks " revival, released a statement , writing, "The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us". Harry Dean Stanton graced the silver screen for almost seven decades. Occasionally you would hear Stanton sing; music was his other love - he sang and played harmonica onstage and off.

U.S. citizen-turned-ISIS fighter captured in Syria

In a statement released through CNN , US Marine Corps Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway revealed that the Kurdish troops that are being backed up by the US military surrendered an American citizen who is fighting for the global terrorist group on or before Tuesday, Sept.

Trump Says He Backs New GOP Health Care Effort

Eliminating the enhanced federal match provided under the ACA for Medicaid expansion, capping and cutting the federal contribution to Medicaid, replacing guaranteed federal funding with optional block grants, and allowing states to impose work requirements under Medicaid that would cause millions of the most vulnerable to lose coverage.

Jose predicted to become tropical storm

Hurricane Jose , sitting out in the Atlantic on Wednesday, is expected to make a slow clockwise rotation over the next 36 to 48 hours that could bring it closer to the U.S. It's 445 miles east of the Bahamas and moving slowly west at 3 mph. Jose's impact is sure to be felt along the Southeast coast, bringing rough seas.

Over 15000 people evacuated as bomb threats sweep Moscow

The hoaxers' targets have included GUM, the flagship department store on Red Square that faces the Kremlin, as well as railway stations, airports, shopping centers, universities, hospitals and hotels. At least five cities were targeted by bomb scares in the Russian Far East, Interfax reports. Three more Siberian cities evacuated shopping malls, government offices, schools and hospitals.

Kaspersky software banned at U.S. federal agencies amid concerns of Kremlin ties

Agencies in the executive branch are expected to begin the process of discontinuing Kaspersky products within 90 days. The decision was made after the GSA raised concerns about a vulnerability in Kaspersky that could provide the Russian government backdoor access to systems running the security firm's products.

United States of America warned storm could LOOP BACK towards east coast

It is expected to move southeast, lose its already minimal hurricane status, then behave like a knuckleball, curving toward the northwest before regaining its Category 1 hurricane strength on Thursday, with peak winds of 75 to 80 miles per hour.

New Hampshire hospital shooting suspect in custody

The hospital is locked down and local and state police are on site. There is now no confirmation that any shots were fired during the incident, though employees were told to either evacuate or shelter in place. The incident occurred at 1.27pm when an "active shooter" call was placed to authorities, according to local reports. People who have evacuated have been urged to get away from the area of the hospital several times by police.

Mexico natural disaster: Mysterious green flashes light up the sky after tremor

According to an official, the natural disaster was stronger than the 8.0-magnitude quake of 1985 that killed at least 10,000 people and destroyed a large part of Mexico City. Guatemala was also hit by this natural disaster; the president says they have lost at least one other life. The US Tsunami Warning System also issued a tsunami warning for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Spain seeks to strike down independence bill

The votes of 72 pro-independence lawmakers were enough to pass the so-called "referendum bill" after more than 11 hours of debate that ended with 52 opposition members of parliament walking out in protest. Catalonia yesterday announced a law to make formal its plans for an Oct 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain, a vote the Spanish government says is illegal and which it has said it will stop.

China invites Pakistan Foreign Minister for talks after BRICS meet

He said most of the terrorists being killed in Afghanistan belonged to the Haqqani network, while attacks in Pakistan also emanated from that country. "We reaffirm that those responsible for committing, organizing, or supporting terrorist acts must be held accountable", the declaration added. "The BRICS declaration suggests an global trend that Pakistan can not afford to ignore".

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Bengaluru

Gauri Lankesh was actively working with the Karnataka government to bring Naxalites into the mainstream, an initiative that hadn't gone down well with them, Indrajit said. Scores of journalists gathered at the Press Club of India in the national capital and demanded justice amid calls for standing up to "forces" trying to "muzzle" the voices of dissent.