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People National MP: I taught Chinese spies
Author: 0 National MP: I taught Chinese spies

Mr Yang grew up in China before moving to Australia and then New Zealand. New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English, who is the head of the National Party, says he was aware early into Dr Yang's political career, which began when he was elected as a list MP in 2011.

People Howitzer's barrel damaged during trials in Pokhran
Author: 0 Howitzer's barrel damaged during trials in Pokhran

As a part of a Rs 5,000 crore deal, the U.S. will supply 145 M-777 howitzers. In May and June the barrels of the indigenous Dhanush artillery gun were also damaged by faulty shells, the report said. The Army plans to acquire 414 Dhanush guns with each gun reportedly costing 14 crores. Three more M777 ultra-light howitzers are scheduled to arrive in Delhi in September for trials.

People UN Security Council steps up sanctions on defiant North Korea
Author: 0 UN Security Council steps up sanctions on defiant North Korea

United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley , center, raises her hand as she votes yes to levy new sanctions on North Korea during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning North Korea at UN headquarters, in New York City, September 11, 2017.

People Korea to hold meeting to discuss implementation plans for UNSC sanctions
Author: 0 Korea to hold meeting to discuss implementation plans for UNSC sanctions

Mr George Lopez, a former member of the UN Security Council panel of experts for sanctions on North Korea, said that the USA should seek unity of message with China and Russian Federation in addition to a unanimous vote on sanctions. Connolly protested that Trump had branded South Korea's leader, a supporter of diplomacy with North Korea, as an appeaser. Now, as Kim's grandson, Kim Jong Un , accelerates his nuclear program, South Korea is again targeting the North's leadership.

People Philippines: Commission On Human Rights Budget Dropped To $20
Author: 0 Philippines: Commission On Human Rights Budget Dropped To $20

However, activists say the prime targets have been users and small-time peddlers and accuse police of executing thousands of people . "We are deeply concerned with the UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's sweeping statements during the UNHR Council's 36th session, citing instances bereft of factual basis".

People Aung San Suu Kyi is choosing politics over human dignity
Author: 0 Aung San Suu Kyi is choosing politics over human dignity

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss next week's UN General Assembly as criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows. The government of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, blames terrorists for starting the recent violence.

People Rally held for biracial boy who was almost hanged by teens
Author: 0 Rally held for biracial boy who was almost hanged by teens

In a statement, Sununu said he's asked for regular updates on how the investigation is proceeding. The boy's mother later posted pictures showing rope burn on the boy's neck on Facebook . No adults are believed to have witnessed the incident, but hospital workers told the family he swung by the neck three times before he was able to remove the rope.

People China Welcomes New UN Resolution on N. Korea
Author: 0 China Welcomes New UN Resolution on N. Korea

But on Sunday night USA officials appeared to tone down their demands, scrapping the asset freeze and softening restrictions on North Koreans working overseas. The DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name. The resolution, adopted in response to Pyongyang's sixth and strongest nuclear test explosion , bans North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates.

People U.S. Demands UN Security Council Meeting
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North Korea has hundreds of pieces of well-fortified artillery trained on Seoul , which sits just 35 miles from North Korean territory. The blast, which came weeks after the country fired off two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that appeared to bring much of the mainland United States into range, prompted global condemnation and calls to ramp up sanctions against the isolated nation.

People Space station captures Hurricanes Irma, Jose churning in the Atlantic
Author: 0 Space station captures Hurricanes Irma, Jose churning in the Atlantic

Hurricane Katia has formed in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Not to be forgotten, Hurricane Katia is drifting toward Mexico's gulf coast. The light damage so far is good news to national disaster officials who are already coping with the aftermath of a magnitude 8.1 quake that killed more than 60 people in southern Mexico.

Author: 0 United Nations passes fresh sanctions on North Korea

The unanimously passed resolution will impose the latest in a string of sanctions. "They give us a much better chance to halt the regime's ability to fuel and finance its nuclear and missile programmes". Prior UN sanctions resolutions have taken weeks or months of negations between the U.S. and China, but the Trump administration demanded a quick turnaround for the vote.

Author: 0 North Korea warns of harsh response if new sanctions imposed

There was also activity at another location in the Mount Mantap site involving large vehicles and mining equipment that suggests "onsite work could now be changing focus to further prepare those other portals for future underground nuclear testing", 38 North said.

People State's second-level education rate among highest in OECD
Author: 0 State's second-level education rate among highest in OECD

According to information received in 2015, the average primary school teacher's starting salary was $19,507, while the OECD average was $30,838. The report showed the proportion of 25 to 34-year-olds with no secondary qualifications had halved since 2000, dropping from 31 percent to the OECD average of 16 percent.

People Viral photo of Florida officers draws wild response
Author: 0 Viral photo of Florida officers draws wild response

Others wrote they were thinking of calling 911, and specifically asking for the officers photographed. The post was nearly immediately flooded with comments from interested ladies. There WILL be a calendar". The calenders will be for sale and all funds raised will go to the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida. The department later posted another photo of one of their officers - to the excitement of many women online.

People United States steps up tougher NKorea sanctions
Author: 0 United States steps up tougher NKorea sanctions

Still, Trump has signaled his frustration with China's failure - or unwillingness - to rein in North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un , who has stepped up his country's nuclear and ballistic missile activity - leading to significant developments in the country's capabilities, leading USA officials to worry North Korea's ballistic missiles could now reach large swaths of the US.

People Security Council votes sanctions on N Korea blunted by Russia, China
Author: 0 Security Council votes sanctions on N Korea blunted by Russia, China

It also bans joint ventures with North Korean entities, except for nonprofit public utility infrastructure projects, and prohibits countries from bringing in new North Korean workers. The prohibition on new guest workers and textile exports was not almost as strong a response to the Pyongyang's unruly behavior as the United States had wanted.

People UN Security Council to vote on weakened North Korea sanctions
Author: 0 UN Security Council to vote on weakened North Korea sanctions

The resolution fell short of measures sought by the Trump administration and opposed by Russian Federation and China to ban all oil imports, instead capping Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months and limiting the imports of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels per year.

People Jose, Katia are now hurricanes
Author: 0 Jose, Katia are now hurricanes

Katia was initially measured as a Category 1 storm with 75 miles per hour winds - far less powerful than Irma , which is quickly approaching Florida, and Jose which remains farther out in the Atlantic Ocean. So even though there are 3 Atlantic hurricanes right now, Irma remains to be the dominant threat to the USA and something that will obviously be watched closely as we head into the weekend.

People Irma Is Now a Tropical Storm
Author: 0 Irma Is Now a Tropical Storm

Parts of the Caribbean and Florida bore the brunt of the storm's devastation: the small island of Barbuda emerged from the storm "barely habitable", while more than seven million people remained without power in Florida Monday. As of this morning, 125 rescues have been made from floodwaters in Orange County, Florida, officials said. According to the National Weather Service , Irma's winds registered at 142 miles per hour in Naples and 130 miles per hour in Marco Island.

People A Day of Remembrance: President Trump and Thousands Pause for 9/11 Anniversary
Author: 0 A Day of Remembrance: President Trump and Thousands Pause for 9/11 Anniversary

He was one of two family members who addressed a crowd of several hundred attendees Sunday - the other, Friends of Flight 93 Treasurer Emily Root Schenkel, whose cousin, Lorraine Bay, was a United Flight 93 flight attendant. "And those collective voices will echo in an infinitely changing harmony, making each (national park) visitor's experience both unique and timeless", said White, whose cousin, Louis Nacke II, was among the passengers who died in the September 11, 2001 , crash.

Author: 0 United States formally requests UNSC vote on N Korea sanctions

During a meeting with Malaysia's prime minister, Trump said he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the vote , but weren't sure if the new sanctions would have any impact. But Ruggiero, a former official at the State and Treasury departments, has called for the U.S.to go further by slapping a big fine on a notable Chinese bank.

People 'Textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar
Author: 0 'Textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

It maintains that it is the militants who are burning Rohingya villages and targeting civilians, but a BBC correspondent on an official visit to Rakhine came across a Muslim village apparently burned by Rakhine Buddhists, contradicting the official narrative.

People UN Security Council unanimously steps up sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 UN Security Council unanimously steps up sanctions on North Korea

The initial draft proposed he be subjected to a travel ban and asset freeze along with four other North Korea officials. Monday's expected vote is seen as a key test of resolve for the council, who united last month to adopt a resolution meant to reduce the impoverished country's export earnings by up to a billion dollars.

People UK, EU Delay Next Round of Brexit Negotiations
Author: 0 UK, EU Delay Next Round of Brexit Negotiations

Since talks began, Brussels has expressed frustration at several issues surrounding the UK's departure from the bloc. In her letter formally triggering Brexit in March, Prime Minister Theresa May warned that failure to reach a Brexit deal would mean "co-operation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be weakened".

People India Hits Back At UN Criticisms On Rohingyas, Human Rights
Author: 0 India Hits Back At UN Criticisms On Rohingyas, Human Rights

He said that India was concerned about illegal migrants with the possibility that they could pose security challenges. A top United Nations human rights official said that India can not carry out collective expulsions or return people to a place where they risk torture.

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