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Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

Former Austin,Texas, police officer VonTrey Jamal Clark, center, is escorted by Indonesian police officers during his extradition in connection with a murder case at the regional police headquarters in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Clark, 32, sought in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States. Clark was handed over to 13 agents of the FBI and was flown from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali resort island, to Texas on a specially chartered plane from the bureau. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:38 pm

Rousseff says Brazil will try to get out of first budget deficit

Rousseff says Brazil will try to get out of first budget deficitBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government delivered the proposed budget to Congress predicting a primary deficit amounting to 0.5 percent of GDP, or 30.5 billion reais ($8.4 billion)

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:24 pm

Sasquatch sighting! Maine police say Bigfoot artist nabbed

This photo released Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, by the Kennebunk Police Department shows Freeman Hatch, accused of spray-painting images of Sasquatch on public property in Kennebunk, Maine. (Kennebunk Police Department via AP)KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Authorities have nabbed a man who's accused of spray-painting images of Sasquatch on public property in Kennebunk, Maine.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:15 pm

Presidential hopeful Rubio wants end to oil export ban, kill carbon rules

Republican presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio participates in "Restoring American Leadership: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio" at the 3 West Club in New YorkBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio would lift the ban on exporting crude oil soon after taking office if he is elected, the Florida senator said Wednesday in a speech previewing his energy strategy. Lifting the crude-oil export ban will be an immediate boon to our economy," Rubio told the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association in Oklahoma City. Rubio plans to lay out a more detailed energy agenda this autumn but in the speech highlighted some of his priorities, including lifting the four-decade ban on exporting domestic crude oil and blocking the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan – new carbon emission limits on power plants.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:15 pm

Jeb Bush’s new stance on Trump: Bring it on

Republican 2016 presidential candidate Bush looks over at Trump and Walker as the candidates pose with seven other candidates at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandBy Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – Republican Jeb Bush’s new campaign ad ridiculing Donald Trump as a “germophobe” and Democrat-in-disguise is just the start of what will be a bigger onslaught, signaling a more aggressive stance by the candidate, Bush advisers said on Wednesday. Some confidants of the former Florida governor have been seething for weeks at Trump’s taunts and attacks on Bush. Bush's confidants have been dismayed that Bush was being portrayed as a moderate when in fact his record in Florida is clearly a conservative one, said a Republican who has informally advised the Bush team in the past.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:14 pm

US officials mark 70th anniversary of WWII’s official end

World War II USS Missouri shipmates Ray Morse, left, of Huntington, W.Va. and Donald Fosburg of Whittier, Calif. catch up after a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The veterans gathered on board the decomissioned battleship Missouri, the same ship Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and Army Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu boarded in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945 to sign documents to formally surrender. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. officials gathered on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II's end.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:09 pm

Lawmakers deny they were making out in car at Minnesota park

This combination of photos provided Sept. 2, 2015 by the Minnesota House of Representatives shows Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, left, and Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley. The two Minnesota lawmakers, accused of making out in a car at a regional park, say a park ranger made up the story. They were cited Aug. 25 for causing a nuisance, a misdemeanor. (Courtesy Minnesota House of Representatives via AP)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers accused of making out in a car at a regional park say a park ranger made up the story.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 11:08 pm

HSBC Argentina makes proposal to cenbank amid tax evasion probe

The Argentina headquarters of HSBC is pictured in Buenos AiresHSBC Argentina sent a proposal to the country's central bank on Wednesday that would allow its general manager to continue carrying out the executive functions of the bank, as the state locks horns with HSBC over money laundering charges. The central bank on Tuesday ordered HSBC Argentina (HSBA.L) to name a new president and vice president within 24 hours, accusing it of failing to establish necessary controls to prevent tax evasion and money laundering. "The executive functions of HSBC Bank Argentina SA continue to be carried out by its general manager, Andrés Hammar Aldatz, who was approved by the central bank on May 28," said a press statement issued by HSBC, which made no mention of the bank's president or vice president.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:50 pm

Obama’s fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes

President Barack Obama reacts as a fish he is holding releases milt, the sperm-containing fluid of a male fish, while visiting with Commercial and Subsistence Fisher Kim Williams on Kanakanak Beach, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Dillingham, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) — This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:47 pm

Tesla to produce ‘economical’ Model 3 in two years

Tesla to produce 'economical' Model 3 in two yearsTesla currently only sells the Model S four-door sedan, but should begin releasing the long-awaited and heavily pre-sold Model X, a new gull-wing all-electric SUV, at the end of this month, Elon Musk says…

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:46 pm

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Few senators are undecided on Iran, but Cardin is still struggling – Washington Post


ABC News

Few senators are undecided on Iran, but Cardin is still struggling
Washington Post
Even as his colleague from Maryland on Wednesday provided the final vote needed for President Obama's Iran deal to survive, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) continues to wrestle with whether to support the deal — a decision that has pitted him against
Democrats and the AyatollahsWall Street Journal
Obama secures Iran deal victory in Senate: what changed Democrats' mindsChristian Science Monitor
White House isn't done counting Iran votes yetUSA TODAY
CNN -Times of India -US Department of State (press release)
all 3,600 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:52 pm

Brutal Images of Syrian Boy Drowned Off Turkey Must Be Seen, Activists Say – New York Times


New York Times

Brutal Images of Syrian Boy Drowned Off Turkey Must Be Seen, Activists Say
New York Times
At least 12 refugees fleeing the war in Syria, including two young boys, drowned on Wednesday while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos from the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, according to Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency. A sense of weary …
European migrant crisis: Photos of drowned toddler washed up on Turkish beach ABC Online
At Least 12 Syrian Migrants, Including Eight Children, Drown Off Turkish CoastWall Street Journal
A dead baby becomes the most tragic symbol yet of the Mediterranean refugee crisisWashington Post
Fox News -New York Daily News -Sydney Morning Herald
all 330 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:50 pm

Russia Delays New Body to Assign Blame for Syrian Attacks – New York Times


NDTV

Russia Delays New Body to Assign Blame for Syrian Attacks
New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — Russia is holding up Security Council approval to establish a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who holds the council …
Russia rejects French proposal to limit UN vetoTimes of India
Russia: Security Council addressing Europe's migrant crisisNew Zealand Herald

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:43 pm

Migrants try to force way into Eurostar – The Times (subscription)


The Times (subscription)

Migrants try to force way into Eurostar
The Times (subscription)
British travellers described yesterday how they were stranded for hours in a stifling Eurostar train as migrants tried to force open carriage doors after lying on the track to stop the service. They told how panic spread as passengers fell ill and at
Migrant crisis: Tunnel traffic again disrupted at CalaisIrish Times
Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK; dead wash up on Turkish beachReuters
Migrant crisis: Eurostar shut as hundreds desperate to reach UK pour onto railwaySydney Morning Herald
The Straits Times -Toronto Star
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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:29 pm

Yellow Cab-Hailing App Arro Launches In New York City – CBS Local


CBS Local

Yellow Cab-Hailing App Arro Launches In New York City
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Raising your arm to hail a cab may be a thing of the past. Now, taxi drivers have a new app on their side that they say will hopefully help them compete against other forms of transportation, CBS2's Meg Baker reported. “There's …
Waterloo Taxi launches smartphone app to compete with UberCBC.ca
5 Reasons You Should Download a Taxi-Hailing AppTIME
London's black cabs take on Uber with offpeak faresThe Independent
Financial Times -The Hindu -The Indian Express
all 91 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 10:11 pm

The UN Says Gaza Could Be Uninhabitable in Less Than Five Years – VICE News


VICE News

The UN Says Gaza Could Be Uninhabitable in Less Than Five Years
VICE News
Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 due to war, its economic blockade, debilitated infrastructure, and environmental concerns, according to a new UN report on Palestine released this week. The findings of the UN's Conference on Trade and …
Is Gaza becoming 'uninhabitable'?Christian Science Monitor
Gaza Strip not habitable by 2020, warns UNThe Times (subscription)
Gaza may be uninhabitable by 2020, says UNThe Punch
Ahram Online -The Times of Israel -Arutz Sheva
all 322 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 9:48 pm

8 Dead in Paris Apartment Block Fire – NDTV


NDTV

8 Dead in Paris Apartment Block Fire
NDTV
Paris: French police arrested a man Wednesday after eight people, including two children, were killed in a fire in a Paris apartment building that investigators believe may have been started deliberately. Terrified residents jumped out of windows as
Man arrested after Paris apartment fireSky News Australia
Man arrested after eight people die in Paris fireIrish Times
Fire in Paris apartment building kills 8The Straits Times
USA TODAY -Irish Independent -The Sun Daily
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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 9:39 pm

ISIS claims responsibility for bombings at Yemeni mosque – CNN International


CNN International

ISIS claims responsibility for bombings at Yemeni mosque
CNN International
Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) At least 28 people were killed in two suicide bombings at a mosque in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, the Houthi-controlled state-run Saba news agency said Wednesday. ISIS claimed responsibility on social media for the attacks. Dozens …
Red Cross workers shot dead in YemeniThe Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
20 Yemenis Killed in Bombings at Mosque in CapitalNew York Times
At Least 22 Killed in Suicide Bombings at Mosque in YemenWall Street Journal
CBC.ca -Sky News -Reuters
all 443 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 9:19 pm

Italy, France and Germany call for review of EU asylum rules – Irish Examiner


Irish Examiner

Italy, France and Germany call for review of EU asylum rules
Irish Examiner
Italy, France and Germany have signed a joint document calling for a review of EU asylum rules. The declaration urges a "fair" distribution of migrants within the European Union. Meanwhile hundreds of people have been stopped from travelling by train

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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 7:42 pm

US drone campaign hunts Daesh leaders in Syria – gulfnews.com


gulfnews.com

US drone campaign hunts Daesh leaders in Syria
gulfnews.com
A US Air Force MQ-1 Predator drone. The CIA and US special operations forces have joined hands to eliminate terror suspects deemed to be “high value targets”. Published: 03:58 September 3, 2015 Gulf News. By Greg Miller, Washington Post …
New, Secret US Program Targets ISIS Heads With DronesHaaretz
US steps up war on Isis with secret kill squadNew Zealand Herald
Secret drones to fight Islamic State, migration fumbles in Europe, one vote Washington Post
The Australian -Chicago Tribune -The Hindu
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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 5:48 pm