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  • India Dismisses Facebook’s Alternative Options on Absolute WhatsApp Traceability
    New Delhi (Sputnik): After Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatApp refused to allow the Indian government to trace users private messages, authorities dismissed alternative options extended by Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs and Communication Nick Clegg for checking the spread of fake news in India. ... ...
  • Mpumalanga mom who murdered her 4 children to be sentenced
    Zintle Maditla fed the children rat poison in December last year when she discovered that their father was seeing another woman. ... ...
  • Namibia: Ohangwena Registers 38,116 for Drought Relief
    [New Era] The regional council has registered 38 116 Ohangwena residents severely affected by the recurrent drought to benefit from the government's drought relief programme. ... ...
  • ‘It is ours’: India ready to ‘move forward’ & reclaim Pakistan’s share of Kashmir, minister warns
    Risking further inflaming tensions over Kashmir, a chief minister in the Indian state of Gujarat warned Pakistan to brace for losing its part of the contested state to New Delhi as it is ready to ‘re-unite’ pre-1947 India. Islamabad “should be ready to lose Pakistani-occupied Kashmir,” Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was quoted as saying by local media, using the Indian term for the disputed territory. The bellicose remark came weeks after India stripped Jammu and Kashmir region of its autonomous status, which the minister said provides an opening for Indian territorial claims. Now, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) too is ... ...
  • City of CT faces legal action over affordable housing in CBD
    The application asks the High Court to review and set aside the City’s approval of a high-rise building in the CBD. ... ...
  • Taliban Say Ready to Continue Dialogue With US – Russian Diplomat
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Taliban have said at a meeting in Moscow that they are ready to continue dialogue with the United States, but there is no date for a new meeting yet, Zamir Kabulov, the Russian president's special representative for Afghanistan, said. ... ...
  • Metrobus still willing to negotiate with striking employees
    Metrobus said that a strike by its drivers had left more than 80% of its commuters stranded n Monday morning. ... ...
  • Occupation Authorities Approve New Settlements 2 Days before Israeli Polls
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government approved a new settlement in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, two days ahead of a closely fought election as he seeks to boost turnout among his right-wing base. The approval came as Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz vied to mobilize supporters. Netanyahu has made a flurry of announcements in recent days as part of his efforts to continue his reign as longest-serving prime minister in the Zionist entity. On Sunday, the cabinet agreed to turn the wildcat settlement of Mevoot Yericho in the Jordan Valley into an “official settlement”, the premier’s ... ...
  • Zambia: Govt Deports Chinese Man Over ‘Abusive Remarks’
    [East African] Zambian immigration authorities on Saturday announced they have deported a Chinese national for allegedly using abusive language towards Zambians and government officials. ... ...
  • Oil Prices Jump Following Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Facility
    The price surge comes after weekend strikes on the kingdom's Abqaiq oil processing plant and Khurais oil field. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility, but the U.S. says Iran played a key role.(Image credit: AP) ... ...
  • Iran Rules Out Rouhani-Trump Meeting at UN
    Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi  dismissed the possibility of a meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly. Speaking to reporters at a weekly press conference in Tehran on Monday,  Mousavi ruled out a meeting between Rouhani and Trump, as the Iranian president is going to travel to New York for the annual UN General Assembly meeting. “I do not confirm such a meeting. This meeting is not on our agenda, and I don’t think it would take place in New York either,” the spokesman stressed. He also ... ...
  • Seoul Vows Action Against Government Agencies Using ‘Wrong’ Name for East Sea
    TOKYO (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has warned government agencies against using the name Sea of Japan for the body of water that is bordered by the Korean Peninsula, Russia and Japan instead of calling it the East Sea, the presidential spokeswoman said on Monday. ... ...
  • Kenya: Eight Killed After Kampala-Bound Kenyan Bus Collides With Truck in Uganda
    [Nation] At least eight people were on Sunday killed in a road accident at Nakawa, Busowa Town Council in Uganda's Bugiri District on the Jinja-Tororo highway. ... ...
  • Twitter Erupts as Indian College Principal Smashes Mobile Phones of Students (Video)
    New Delhi (Sputnik): A college principal in the Indian state of Karnataka created a social media uproar when he recently confiscated and publicly smashed 16 mobile phones belonging to students. ... ...
  • Indian PM hails ‘strength’ of ties with US as Trump set to speak at ‘Howdy, Modi’ event
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded US President Donald Trump for agreeing to attend a major gathering of Indian-Americans in Texas, describing his decision as an indicator of the close ties between the two nations. The White House has confirmed that Trump will join the Indian leader at in the ‘Howdy, Modi’ community summit to be held next week in Houston, stating that the event “will be a great opportunity to emphasize the strong ties between the world’s oldest and largest democracies.” Clearly elated by the news, Modi tweeted on Monday that he was “delighted” that Trump will make ... ...
  • New Gauteng taxi inquiry hopes to resolve conflict between operators
    The inquiry expected to investigate the many problems plaguing the industry, including murders in the industry, fights over routes, as well as operating permits. ... ...
  • South Africa: New Copyright Law Will Benefit People With Disabilities
    [The Conversation Africa] South Africa's current copyright law was enacted 41 years ago. The Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 had no provisions for people with disabilities - and that hasn't changed in more than four decades. ... ...
  • Outsiders Claim Lead in First Round of Tunisia Presidential Poll, Official Results to Be Announced Tuesday
    Two anti-establishment candidates claimed the lead in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential election on Sunday, in a poll focused on high unemployment and a surge in the cost of living. Twenty-four candidates were standing in the election, the second since longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was removed in the 2011 revolution. But in a sign of voter apathy, especially among the young, the elections commission (ISIE) reported turnout was only 45 percent, down from 64 percent recorded in the first round in 2014. Kais Said, a 61-year-old law professor and expert on constitutional affairs who ran a ... ...
  • Erdogan hosts leaders of Russia & Iran as he pushes for border ‘safe zone’ in Idlib
    Ankara hosts a trilateral meeting on Monday where President Erdogan is expected to parley with his Russian and Iranian counterparts for a buffer zone along the border to diminish a possible inflow of refugees from Idlib province. Idlib, which is located in the northwestern part of Syria, is one of two large chunks of the country not yet controlled by Damascus. Some of the rebel groups based there are backed by Turkey, but there is also a strong presence of jihadists, over whom Ankara has little leverage. Last September President Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed to convince Russia's Vladimir Putin and ... ...
  • US, Israeli Acts of Aggression in Region Must Stop: Rouhani
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said what is currently going on in the Middle East is the result of US’ plots and wrong plans, adding that acts of aggression by the US and provocative interventions by Israel must end. Rouhani made the remarks on Sunday as he was leaving Tehran for Ankara, Turkey, to take part in a tripartite meeting on Syria along with his counterparts from Turkey and Russia. “Today, what is taking place in this region and has concerned many countries of the world is the result of erroneous plans and conspiracies of the United States,” the president said, ... ...
  • Moscow & New Delhi in talks over moving part of S-400 production to India
    Russia is considering moving part of its state-of-the-art air defense system’s production to India, the head of Russian state-run corporation Rostec said. India is set to procure five S-400s batteries within a $5.4bn deal. Rostec head Sergey Chemezov confirmed reports that a similar understanding already exists with Turkey, and that it’s “quite possible” for Ankara to produce “certain components” of the system, but refused to specify which. He told Russian broadcaster RBK that discussions are underway on “the localization [of S-400 production] with India as well.” The CEO noted that India has already obtained licenses to manufacture an array of ... ...
  • Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11
    The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities. (Image credit: Frank Franklin II/AP) ... ...
  • New York Set To Join Michigan In Banning E-Cigarettes
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products. The move comes amid advances toward a similar federal ban.(Image credit: Robert F. Bukaty/AP) ... ...
  • Birkenstock : les sandales de qualité allemande à porter en toute occasion.
    L’été est terminé, mais ce n’est pas forcément une raison pour remiser ses chaussures d’été dans le placard. En particulier lorsqu’il s’agit d’une paire de sandales Birkenstock ! Pourquoi ne pas les utiliser en tant que chaussons pour l’hiver ? Elles sont si confortables ! Dans cet article, nous présentons les atouts de cette marque plus que bicentenaire. Made in Germany ! La qualité allemande. Les sandales Bikenstock possèdent une semelle de liège. Ces semelles sont très probablement le secret du succès de cette sandale. Avec le temps, le liège se déforme pour épouser parfaitement la forme du pied, cela ... ...
  • A Wasteful Weapon for America’s Forever Wars
    How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon’s program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter … Continue reading "A Wasteful Weapon for America’s Forever Wars" The post A Wasteful Weapon for America’s Forever Wars appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Two Elections, One Apartheid State
    Israelis are getting ready to head to the polls for the second time in 2019. Israel’s last national elections were five months ago in April, ending in a razor-tight finish with Netanyahu’s Likud party winning 35 Knesset seats and the Blue and White party winning 35 Knesset seats. The remaining 50 Knesset seats were won … Continue reading "Two Elections, One Apartheid State" The post Two Elections, One Apartheid State appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • The FBI vs. Antiwar.com
    On September 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of Antiwar.com and against the FBI in the landmark case of Garris v. FBI (known as Raimondo and Garris v. FBI until Justin’s death), and the court ordered the FBI to destroy records it collected during its unlawful investigation … Continue reading "The FBI vs. Antiwar.com" The post The FBI vs. Antiwar.com appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • What is Brexit and how will it impact the UK?
    *This content is brought to you by One Touch Property On Thursday 23rd June 2016 the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. What is the European Union, what is Brexit and how will the vote impact the UK? The history of the European Economic Community and the creation of the European Union On the 1st January 1973 The United Kingdom made a controversial move and joined the European Economic Community along with Denmark and Ireland. The Labour government wanted to renegotiate the terms of membership but eventually conceded and instead a referendum of the UK’s ... ...
  • Os du Randt to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame
    There aren’t many rugby players more deserving of the often overplayed accolade of “legend” than Os du Randt. Very few rugby players have the honour of winning two Rugby World Cup medals, and Os is the only South African player to have achieved this rare feat. (I’m careful to add the word “player” to avoid someone pointing out that eye specialist Dr Sherylle Calder was a member of the South African and England World Cup squads that won the World Cup in 2007 and 2003 respectively. That’s also two World Cup wins for a South African.) All the accolades for ... ...
  • Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
    The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation of at least the last three mentioned. She is now taking over the Presidency of the European Central Bank (ECB). There, she expects to complete the job that Mario Draghi had started but was not quite able to finish: Further bleeding the economy of Europe, ... ...
  • Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities
    PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom’s oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks led to the interruption in production of an estimated five-point-seven million barrels of crude per day. The amount is equivalent to five percent of the daily global supply of crude oil. Meanwhile, Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, said his country is willing and able to deal ... ...
  • Another day, another funeral. SA’s shameful (and preventable) national tragedy.
    Ahead of the weekend, I was moved by an email from a Biznews community member whose daughter died last November after being involved in a head-on car accident. She was 21. Also on Friday, the country’s 38 year old deputy minister of mining, Bavelile Hlongwa, was killed in a car accident on the N1 from Polokwane. Four others died with her on the scene. While I never met our community member’s daughter, I was exposed to the now late politician at the Junior Mining Indaba in June. She had been inducted into cabinet just a week earlier, and accepted an ... ...
  • Saudi oil output halved; SA’s new oil laws; CR’s envoys into Africa; HK tourism drops 40%
    By Alec Hogg Friction between the US and Iran escalated to a dangerous level after Saturday’s attack on a critical Saudi Arabian oil facility which knocked out half the country’s crude production – around 5.7m barrels a day or 5% of global oil supply. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the apparently co-ordinated strikes. He dismissed claims from Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen who claimed responsibility, saying they had sent 10 drones to strike at critical Saudi facilities. Pompeo didn’t explain how the US believes Iran was to blame or where the strikes originated. According to the ... ...
  • The Myth of the Cold War: 74 Years Ago, Secret September 1945 Plan to “Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map”
    Seventy four years ago, on September 15, 1945, the US released a secret document which consisted in waging a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas of the Soviet Union, which at the time was an ally of … The post The Myth of the Cold War: 74 Years Ago, Secret September 1945 Plan to “Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • The disastrous Trump-Israel-Saudi Arabia alliance could trigger a global economic crisis
    Here’s the most important fact about yesterday’s Yemeni rebel drone attack on the Saudi oil industry: the Trump-Israel-Saudi Arabia Alliance is a disaster, and could trigger a global economic crisis.  The attack, by Houthi rebels, was audacious. They reportedly launched 10 drones, which cost only $15,000 apiece, to attack major Saudi oil facilities, starting “gigantic fires” that sent so much smoke billowing skyward that it was visible from a NASA satellite. The extent of the damage was not immediately disclosed, but the New York Times warned that “shutting them [the oil facilities] down for more than a few days ... ...
  • Pre-election Stunt. Possible US-Israeli Defense Pact? Netanyahu Fighting for his Political Life
    Days ahead of Israeli Knesset elections on Tuesday, Netanyahu fighting for his political life, Trump tweeted the following: “I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between … The post Pre-election Stunt. Possible US-Israeli Defense Pact? Netanyahu Fighting for his Political Life appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Demythologizing the Roots of “The New Cold War”
    When Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev received his peace prize in 1990, the Nobel Prize committee declared that “the two mighty power blocs, have managed to abandon their life-threatening confrontation” and confidently expressed that “It is our hope that we are … The post Demythologizing the Roots of “The New Cold War” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Selected Articles: Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil
    A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media “NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize”, and where “nuclear weapons and wars make us safer” . . If, like us, this is … The post Selected Articles: Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • The MoA Week In Review – OT 2019-54
    Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: September 9 - A Small Reminder Of The Lower-Than-Zero Value Of Partisan 'Analysts' September 10 - Trump Fires Yosemite Sam Bolton Leaves the National Security Council in Ruins - Foreign Policy September 10 ... ...
  • With friends like Israel, who needs enemies?
    In April of 2018, the Associated Press reported that the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that it had detected unauthorized cellular phone surveillance devices operating in Washington, DC. Commonly known as “StingRays,” the devices are designed to mimic cell phone towers. Essentially, when a StingRay is activated, it forces nearby cellular traffic to go through it rather than through official towers. This allows the operator of the StingRay to know the exact location of a specific cellphone. With more advanced models, the device can force a phone to use older, unencrypted 2G wireless signals allowing a third party to eavesdrop ... ...
  • An Israeli election that will decide nothing at all
    Before a single vote is cast in Israel’s second national election this year, two disturbing facts are clear: the outcome will be as muddled as it was after the April contest and whoever wins, despite the permanent state of denial in which Western liberals find themselves, Israel/Palestine has become one state – an Apartheid state. Following April’s election, unable to form a governing coalition of 61 Knesset members, Netanyahu called for a new election, hoping to improve his prospects. During the past five months, he pulled out all the stops. He bombed three countries – Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. He ... ...
  • Iraq Daily Roundup: ISIS Attack on Soldiers; Three Killed in Iraq
    Militants continue attacks in Diyala. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: ISIS Attack on Soldiers; Three Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Why Israel could cease to exist in a couple of generations
    Gilad Atzmon agues that Israel is its own existential threat: with its deep and growing schisms between the fast-growing ultra-Orthodox, extreme far right and “secular” Jews, it could cease to exist in a couple of generations. ... ...
  • How to find a Tiger in Africa
    Agostinho Neto declaring independence of Angola 11 November 1975 What I want to do here is something very simple. I want to explain how I began to search for Agostinho Neto. I also want to explain the perspective that shapes this search.1 When I was told about the plans for a colloquium I was asked if I would give a paper.2 I almost always say yes to such requests because for me a paper is the product of learning something new. So I went to the local bookstores to buy a biography of Dr Neto. The only thing I found ... ...
  • Attacks On Major Saudi Oil Installations Show Urgent Need For Peace With Yemen
    Ten drones controlled by Yemeni Houthi forces hit two major Saudi oil installations last night and caused several large fires. bigger - video The Abqaiq (also Babqaiq) oil processing facility is 60 km (37 miles) southwest of Aramco’s Dhahran headquarters. ... ...
  • Israel demolishes another two Palestinian buildings in West Bank near separation wall
    Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Settlements Israel demolishes two Palestinian buildings east of Jerusalem JERUSALEM (WAFA) 11 Sept — Israel demolished today two Palestinian buildings that were still in the construction phase in the town of Eizariya, east of occupied Jerusalem but on land considered within the Jerusalem municipal lines, under the pretext they were built without a permit and too close to the separation wall, according to the owner. Samer Abu Zayyad, owner of the two buildings, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers gave protection to Israeli Jerusalem municipality staff as they used heavy machinery to ... ...
  • The Venezuelan Disinformation Campaign
    In August 2018, the international press reported on a massive exodus of Venezuelans fleeing the famine and chavist dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro. There were 18,000 to cross the border each day. At the time, the UN predicted that there would be 5.3 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees throughout Latin America by the end of 2019. There was a major crisis. Alas! These figures were pure propaganda: the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees has just published its official statistics (...) ... ...
  • Brexit, the EU and democracy, by Thierry Meyssan
    For Thierry Meyssan, Boris Johnson's policy is in perfect continuity with British history. If we refer to the writings of the British Prime Minister and not to her campaign remarks, she is much more guided by the danger felt at the birth of a continental supranational state than by a desire for economic independence. ... ...
  • What Happened to Luigi Di Maio’s Antinuclear Commitment?, by Manlio Dinucci
    Like all European environmental parties, without any exception, Luigi Di Maio's Five-Star Movement is deeply anti-nuclear. It campaigned vehemently on this theme. And like all European environmental parties, when they come to power, they defend NATO, its wars and its nuclear policy. ... ...
  • Operation Yellowhammer
    OFFICIAL SENSITIVE HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions As of 2 August 2019 When the UK ceases to be a member of the EU in October 2019 all rights and reciprocal arrangements with the EU end. The UK reverts fully to 'third country' status. The relationship between the UK and the EU as a whole is unsympathetic, with many MS (under pressure from the Commission) unwilling to engage bilaterally and implementing protections unilaterally, though some MS may be more understanding. No (...) ... ...