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- Iran says it will destroy any aggressor
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:47:32 -0400
Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.
- Ethiopia says it detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:35:41 -0400
Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on various targets including hotels.
- Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:35:23 -0400
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.
- Stacks of cash shown at trial of Sudan's toppled leader Bashir
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:28:00 -0400
Stacks of cash piled high were shown as evidence on Saturday against ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir at his trial on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption.
- Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks buildings in Albania
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:19:05 -0400
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and an aftershock only slightly weaker shook the Albanian port town of Durres on Saturday, rocking buildings there and in the capital Tirana and sending residents rushing into the streets and parks for safety.
- United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:45:05 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran.
- Hong Kong protests turn to violent clashes in multiple towns
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:19:10 -0400
Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters on Saturday after pro-China groups pulled down some of the "Lennon Walls" of anti-government messages posted in the Chinese-ruled city in more than three months of unrest.
- Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:16:58 -0400
Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
- After strikes, youth climate activists keep pressure on leaders
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:16:58 -0400
Young climate change activists delivered a strong message to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday: If elected officials do not take strong actions to combat climate change, they will be voted out of office.
- In tech 'awakening,' U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:24:50 -0400
Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action.
- Islamic State claims responsibility for Iraq bus bombing that killed 12
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:00:35 -0400
Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a bus bombing that killed 12 people near the Iraqi city of Kerbala, the Amaq news agency reported on Saturday.
- Saudi Arabia to wait for investigation before responding to attacks: minister
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:58:11 -0400
Saudi Arabia will wait for the results of an investigation before responding to last weekend's attack on its oil facilities, for which it believes Iran is responsible, a senior official said on Saturday.
- Hurricane Lorena races north after skirting Mexico's Los Cabos resort
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:45:14 -0400
The government of Mexico suspended hurricane warnings for parts of the Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Lorena headed north over the Gulf of California on Saturday, after skirting the resort area of Los Cabos.
- Battered Trudeau gets brief reprieve amid Canada blackface scandal
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:44:03 -0400
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got his first day out of the spotlight on Saturday after being hammered for images showing him in blackface, which have threatened to derail his re-election campaign.
- Canada's Trudeau loses a little ground in first polls since blackface scandal
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:42:50 -0400
Canada's Liberal Party lost a little ground to rival Conservatives after bombshell images of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface emerged this week, according to two polls published on Saturday.
- Malta murdered journalist's family fume over inquiry board composition
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:55:41 -0400
The family of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has protested over the composition of a board set up by the prime minister to conduct an independent public inquiry into whether the government could have prevented the killing.
- French police break up 'yellow vest' and 'black bloc' protests in Paris
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:43:12 -0400
French police fired tear gas and made over a hundred arrests in Paris on Saturday as they dispersed "yellow vest" protesters attempting unauthorized rallies and black-masked demonstrators who disrupted a climate march.
- Thousands gather in Tbilisi for protest against Georgian government
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:24:01 -0400
Thousands of people gathered in the center of Georgian capital Tbilisi on Friday for a protest against the government and ruling Georgian Dream Party, three months after the brutal dispersal of an anti-Kremlin demonstration.
- Malta takes some migrants from Ocean Viking, but leaves others onboard
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:10:01 -0400
A group of 265 migrants were brought to Malta on Saturday, including 36 from the rescue ship Ocean Viking, but the operators of the ship complained that more than 180 other migrants on board had been refused disembarkation by the island.
- Greek police arrest suspect in 1985 TWA aircraft hijacking
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:46:55 -0400
Greek police have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. navy diver was killed.