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Global Media South Africa’s top court legalises private use of cannabis
Author: 0 South Africa’s top court legalises private use of cannabis

SA's Constitutional Court has now handed down its own decision, which should be the final say in the matter: Forget 4/20, it looks like 9/18 will be a more significant number for South African smokers now. It found provisions of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act inconsistent with the right to privacy in prohibiting the cultivation of cannabis by an adult in a private place for personal consumption in private.

Global Media Unclaimed missile strike pounds Syrian town hosting Russian naval base
Author: 0 Unclaimed missile strike pounds Syrian town hosting Russian naval base

A US official said Washington believed the aircraft, an Il-20 turbo-prop plane used for electronic reconnaissance, was inadvertently shot down by anti-aircraft artillery operated by Moscow's ally, the Syrian government. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on social media that the Israeli ambassador had been called into her ministry in connection with what had happened near Syria.

Global Media What will life be like after Florence — WHAT’S HAPPENING
Author: 0 What will life be like after Florence — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Brock Long, the embattled FEMA administrator facing mounting questions about an investigation into his use of government vehicles, traveled to North Carolina this week and met with state officials . "I think the next 48 hours are going to be incredibly critical", he said. Floodwater from Cross Creek covers North Cool Spring Street on the edge of downtown Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Sept.

Global Media President Moon arrives in North Korea for talks
Author: 0 President Moon arrives in North Korea for talks

The Tonchang-ri missile pad is now expected to be closed permanently, but the dismantlement of the Yongbyon nuclear facility will be dependent on United States actions. The two countries will establish a joint military committee to evaluate how to reduce tensions and maintain communication, Mr Moon said. But experts said the document only contained vague promises that would do little to curb the North's nuclear program.

Global Media Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh accuser 'faces death threats'
Author: 0 Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh accuser 'faces death threats'

It was unfair to Kavanaugh , unfair to his accuser and unfair to Feinstein's colleagues - Democrats and Republicans alike - on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "She is now being given an opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions and I really hope that she doesn't pass up that opportunity".

Global Media Blunt wants to investigate Kavanaugh allegations
Author: 0 Blunt wants to investigate Kavanaugh allegations

Billy Long (R-Mo.) shared a tweet in which another Twitter user had posted a black-and-white photo of a little boy kissing a little girl on the forehead. According to the Post , Ford passed the test. Ms Feinstein on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate Ms Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee".

Author: 0 British caver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

Asked about the move, Mr Unsworth said it was a " PR stunt " and the tube "had absolutely no chance of working". He also said Musk "can stick his submarine somewhere where it hurts". He started going to Thailand in 2011, where he explored and mapped caves, the documents said. Musk grew angry with Unsworth after the caver criticized Musk's attempts to help with the Thai cave rescue effort by building a miniature submarine.

Global Media Spearwood student shocked at WA strawberry needle discovery
Author: 0 Spearwood student shocked at WA strawberry needle discovery

THE contamination of strawberries now appears to be impacting six brands and four states in Australia . Queensland Strawberry Growers Association vice president Adrian Schultz said what had started as a single act of "commercial terrorism" had brought a multimillion-dollar industry to its knees.

Global Media Trump Says Democrats Inflated Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria
Author: 0 Trump Says Democrats Inflated Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria

One frequent tactic is claiming ignorance: "I haven't read it yet", said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Trump's tweet as he walked away from reporters. On the contrary, researchers found that after Maria, the US territory underwent an elevated number of heart attacks, bacterial infectious diseases, suicides, and deaths over a lack of access to insulin.

Global Media Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Winds here are still expected to reach a maximum sustained speed of 60 to 70 miles per hour, with peaks reaching in the upper 80s in some Grand Strand regions. These types of slow-moving storms - like Hurricane Harvey - can be particularly unsafe because of the rain and flooding they can bring. More than 3,000 inmates at North Carolina prisons and juvenile detention centers were moved out of the storm's path.

Global Media WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast
Author: 0 WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

Eastern Seaboard remained vulnerable to hurricane and tropical storm conditions, from Georgia north through the Carolinas into Virginia. At 11.00pm (0300 GMT), the eye of the storm was 280 miles (450km) southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina, moving northwest at 17 mph.

Global Media 57 murders a day in South Africa!
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The committee yesterday received the annual crime statistics and there is a marked upward trajectory in the murder rate. The murder rate is up by nearly seven per cent, with 57 murders (on average) a day being reported in the country. "Crime fighting remains one of the ANC's top priorities". In another shocking revelation‚ Cele said the South African Police Service had substantially reduced the number of its personnel.

Global Media Gas explosions: Gov. declares state of emergency, police avert 'catastrophic event'
Author: 0 Gas explosions: Gov. declares state of emergency, police avert 'catastrophic event'

Fire and smoke billowing out of a home in Boston , in the U.S. state of MA. Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence, was killed after a house explosion sent a chimney falling onto his auto, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office. Around 400 people made use of five shelters spread throughout the area Thursday night, said Kurt Schwartz, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, during a press conference just after 10 a.m.

Global Media Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll
Author: 0 Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll

Several of the women of ABC's "The View" slammed President Donald Trump for his comments on the hurricane response in Puerto Rico - leading co-host Sunny Hostin to allege that the president and the government allowed people to die, as Mediaite reported .

Global Media Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions at risk as cyclone hurtles towards Philippines
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However, Wu said that the presence of a high pressure system over the Pacific around Taiwan and the slightly southward tilt of Mangkhut's path, the odds of the typhoon making landfall on Taiwan have been reduced. "I'm stressing that this one is very different ". The Philippines has been trying to cope with rice shortages. President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered Cabinet officials to personally check on the provinces directly in the path of Typhoon "Ompong".

Global Media Kerala nun abused by Jalandhar Bishop writes to Vatican seeking justice
Author: 0 Kerala nun abused by Jalandhar Bishop writes to Vatican seeking justice

The letter points out that several nuns have left the Church because of the actions of the bishop in the last five years. One of the nuns, while slamming the police's inaction in nabbing the accused said, "The police have repeatedly taken the statement of the victim nun, but they have taken Franco Mulakkal's statement only once".

Global Media USA threatens sanctions against ICC
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The United States is set to adopt a more aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court , threatening sanctions against ICC judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan .

Global Media U.S. Ramps Up Threats of Military Action Against Syria’s Assad
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USA officials have said in recent days they have evidence that Syrian regime forces are preparing chemical weapons ahead of a planned assault on an opposition and rebel-held enclave in Idlib in the northwestern part of the country. He went on to explain that in the event of Erdogan "selling Idlib", militants will use the tunnel to cross into Turkey, to potentially carry out attacks against civilians and security forces.

Author: 0 Donald Trump cancels planned visit to Ireland

It said US officials had "cited scheduling reasons". But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday that no final decision had been made. "Help us to do so if you abhor his policies on climate change, refugee migration, trade wars, military expansion, economic inequality and the whole gung-ho, misogynistic, racially divisive show".

Global Media Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife dies in London
Author: 0 Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife dies in London

She further underwent multiple surgeries and around five chemotherapy sessions. She would not take to politics again until a year ago, after her husband - now prime minister again - was disqualified by the Supreme Court from holding a public office.

Global Media America marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks
Author: 0 America marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks

Commemorating the 17th anniversary of the attacks that struck the World Trade Center in NY and the Pentagon in Washington, Trump said the nation shared the grief of the family members whose loved ones were lost that day. They said suspects in both attacks were inspired by the Islamic State extremist group. Thousands of people will gather in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania .

Global Media Plaid Shirt Guy at Trump rally goes viral
Author: 0 Plaid Shirt Guy at Trump rally goes viral

Tyler said in the end, Secret Service officers escorted him to a back room, looked at his ID and "very respectfully asked that I leave and not come back". The internet was quick to fall in love, dubbing him "Plaid Shirt Guy", but event organizers were seemingly less than pleased. "I don't think any of us had any idea we were going to be that big on TV, because whenever I see a Trump rally, you see Trump, you see hundreds of people behind him - that's my experience at least".

Global Media Woodward: Trump Is 'Detached' From Reality, Jeopardizes National Security
Author: 0 Woodward: Trump Is 'Detached' From Reality, Jeopardizes National Security

Woodward appeared on Today , where he received some reasonable pushback from host Savanah Guthrie , specifically regarding alleged quotes attributed to Defense Secretary James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly . "Many Trump appointees", wrote the author, "have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office".

Global Media Tropics erupt as Florence, Helene and Isaac all churn in the Atlantic
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Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday, and is expected to remain an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday. "We are going to see a huge impact in the way of storm surge, damaging wind and inland flooding". This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence , centre, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday.

Global Media Cheery Trump Tweets Contrast With North Korea's Steady Nuke Production
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An end-of-war declaration would only be a first step toward an eventual peace treaty, but many in Washington fear such a declaration could be used to undermine the legitimacy of the US troop presence in South Korea. Both sides are now insisting on a different starting point. Pyongyang now claims that it wants its security guaranteed and a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War in place before it will get rid of its nuclear warheads.

Global Media Leak hunting: The president and his insider critics
Author: 0 Leak hunting: The president and his insider critics

Woodward's is not the first unflattering investigation into Trump's White House, but it has been particularly resonant coming from the man who together with Carl Bernstein authored the Watergate expose that brought down Richard Nixon. Trump had threatened to sue the Times when he was running for president in October 2016 because of its story about allegations of sexual assault against women.

Global Media Fate of Syria's Idlib in balance at Tehran summit
Author: 0 Fate of Syria's Idlib in balance at Tehran summit

Rouhani also spoke of "cleansing the Idlib region of terrorists", while also noting the need of protecting civilians. Russian airstrikes resumed Friday morning in Syria, pounding rebel positions in Idlib province. Idlib's fall to the Assad regime would effectively signal the end of a civil war that has already killed almost half a million people, devastated the country, and forced half its population to flee their homes.

Global Media Trump thanks Kim for 'unwavering' support
Author: 0 Trump thanks Kim for 'unwavering' support

At a landmark June summit in Singapore between Trump and Kim in, the two leaders pledged to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula but no details were agreed. Mr. Trump said there was still reason to be optimistic. "First, the South and the North agreed to hold a South-North Korean summit in Pyongyang between September 18-20, and to hold high-level negotiations early next week to prepare for the summit", Chung Eui-yong said of his one-day trip to the North Korean capital.

Global Media COMCASA: India to get access to real-time encrypted information from US
Author: 0 COMCASA: India to get access to real-time encrypted information from US

The two sides also said hotlines would be set up between the Indian defence minister and her United States counterpart and the Indian foreign minister and her U.S. India is the world's third-biggest oil importer and Iran's second after China. India already has bought US Apache attack helicopters and other gear, and is negotiating to buy armed drones.

Global Media U.S. Reveals North Korean Behind Sony Hack
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Although the U.S. previously blamed North Korea for the both the WannaCry and Sony Picture cyber attacks , this is the first time federal investigators have publicly named a suspect in the crimes. According to the indictment, Park, a North Korean computer programmer, worked for Chosun Expo Joint Venture, an alleged North Korean government front company with offices in North Korea and China, since at least 2002.

Global Media Turkey, Russia seek Idlib consensus in Tehran
Author: 0 Turkey, Russia seek Idlib consensus in Tehran

As photographers took pictures of the three leaders Rouhani, smiling, reached for both of their hands. The area in northwest Syria is home to some 3 million people - the majority of whom were displaced from other regions - as well as an array of Sunni rebels dominated by Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda.

Global Media US Continues False Lies about Syria’s Idlib, Draws Up Initial Target List
Author: 0 US Continues False Lies about Syria’s Idlib, Draws Up Initial Target List

France and US have said a chemical attack won't be tolerated while Damascus denies it has such weapons. And that reality, he told AFP, is that "Assad is advancing on the ground, aided by Iran by land and Russian Federation by air", while the United States places its hopes on a UN-backed Geneva peace process that might best be described, he said, as "moribund".

Author: 0 Turkish FM discusses Syria with U.S. counterpart on phone

Turkey , which backs some of the rebels, has held several rounds of talks with Russian Federation aimed at averting an assault on Idlib, as well as with Washington. Damascus and its main backer, Moscow, have vowed to root out the jihadist groups that dominate Idlib province. Speaking in a meeting with visiting US Republican Senator Richard Hayden Black in Damascus on Wednesday, Assad said that Washington has long resorted to threats, punitive measures as well as state terrorism, stressing ...

Global Media Brett Kavanaugh has Democrats in 'nuclear option' regret
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh has Democrats in 'nuclear option' regret

On Fox News Sunday , the South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham said he thought Kavanaugh would be confirmed with the support of some Democrats. President Barack Obama did not claim privilege on any of the documents involving now-Justice Elena Kagan, the last Supreme Court nominee to have served in a White House, according to Christopher Kang, who was a deputy counsel under Obama.

Global Media Sam Patten, former Manafort associate, charged with illegal lobbying
Author: 0 Sam Patten, former Manafort associate, charged with illegal lobbying

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Patten that she couldn't provide any estimate of Patten's potential sentence because U.S. sentencing guidelines don't have a section for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Lyovochkin's name also came up during Manafort's trial earlier this month. Patten also, in January 2017, arranged for the Ukrainian oligarch to attend Trump's inauguration.

Global Media White House confirms President Trump will visit Ireland in November
Author: 0 White House confirms President Trump will visit Ireland in November

Then, it rose in anger. Johnson, who usually moves about the Capitol on a scooter wheel chair, was a prisoner of war for almost seven years in Vietnam and shared a prison cell with McCain for part of it. "We will not let large corporations silence conservative voices", the president said. Washington's past and present political elite bore witness.

Global Media Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Toll About 3,000 People
Author: 0 Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Toll About 3,000 People

One month after Maria, when the official number of people killed stood at 16, Trump said that the disaster was nothing compared to Hurricane Katrina's death toll . "I would say this is a study that can provide everybody a sense of security that, yes, this is a number that you can use as a reference for the future", said Carlos Santos-Burgoa, principal investigator and professor of global health at GW's school of public health.

Global Media Dad, partner plead not guilty in toddlers compound death
Author: 0 Dad, partner plead not guilty in toddlers compound death

Authorities arrested Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhannah Wahhaj, Lucas Morten, and Jany Leveille. The body of a missing three-year-old was found three days later at the compound. Now, it appears the state bungled statutory requirements to file documents required to continue the prosecution. "It sounds like they have a new law in place where it's a very high standard for keeping people in jail awaiting trial, so that played into the release of these individuals", Stein said.

Global Media RGA Takes Aim at Andrew Gillum in Florida
Author: 0 RGA Takes Aim at Andrew Gillum in Florida

Both candidates have been around for a while (Nelson's been a senator since 2001, while Scott became governor in 2011), so neither is an outsider. He edged out several Democrats in this week's primary, including former U.S. Gillum scored a surprise victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary for one the United States' most competitive races for governor. DeSantis probably owes his primary victory to the strong endorsement he received from President Trump.

Global Media Russian Federation to hold biggest military drills since Cold War - DN - Defence Notes
Author: 0 Russian Federation to hold biggest military drills since Cold War - DN - Defence Notes

Russian Federation next month will hold the largest war games for the first time in almost 40 years, said today the defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, reports The Jerusalem Post. The Reuters news agency says the exercises, called Vostok-2018, will take place in Russia's central and eastern military districts . It has been increasing since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and backed pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Global Media White House Flag Flies At Full Staff As Nation Honors John McCain
Author: 0 White House Flag Flies At Full Staff As Nation Honors John McCain

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to represent the White House instead. U.S. Senator John McCain died August 25 at age 81 his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer . McCain was a frequent critic of Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy. Trump, meanwhile, said in 2015 that McCain wasn't a war hero because he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Global Media U.S. senator John McCain passes away at 81
Author: 0 U.S. senator John McCain passes away at 81

He died at his home in Arizona just one day after discontinuing treatments for the disease. McCain with his fighter squadron in 1965. The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain is a former Navy pilot. He stunned the GOP by actively considering an offer from the Democrat presidential challenger in 2004, John Kerry, to join his ticket. "How terribly sad to hear that Senator John McCain has passed away", he wrote on twitter .

Global Media Cohen Lawyer Admits to Being Source Behind CNN's Trump Tower Report
Author: 0 Cohen Lawyer Admits to Being Source Behind CNN's Trump Tower Report

So excited was the mainstream media by this anonymously sourced story that it dominated the headlines for days. Mr. Trump has denied knowledge of the meeting. FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, attorney Lanny Davis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his K Street office in Washington.

Global Media US prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe
Author: 0 US prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe

He pointed out that none of the charges against Cohen involved his Presidential campaign. Pecker, who is the Jewish son of a Bronx bricklayer according to reports , is a long-time friend of Trump. Similarly, Trump flipped from fury that Cohen's offices were raided to claiming that he and Cohen were never all that close. Cohen, 51, once said he'd take a bullet for Trump.

Global Media Eight people dead after apartment fire in Chicago
Author: 0 Eight people dead after apartment fire in Chicago

The firefighter who was transported to the hospital is in good condition, Santiago said, and the fire department is in touch with the mayor's office regarding the blaze. One teen and one adult were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Video showed smoke coming from windows of a three-storey building's stone facade, with flames engulfing the back.

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