World News

  • Reuters: World News 1 day 38 min ago
    • JAKARTA (Reuters) Indonesian authorities detained 22 people late on Monday after a violent mob clashed with police at an anticommunist protest in the capital Jakarta.
    • Communism is banned in Indonesia and any sympathizers are regarded with a deep suspicion and hostility, especially by nationalists and Islamists.
    • Protesters threw rocks and water bottles and police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd, according to media.
    • Successive governments have refused to accept the estimated death toll figure and have refrained from apologizing.
    • The military, which is accused by activists of gross human rights violations during the 1965 purge, has bristled at any reconciliation efforts.
  • Reuters: World News 1 day 2 hours ago
    • UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to U.N. headquarters, calling for “truly bold reforms” so it could be a greater force for world peace.
    • In a building where long statements are commonplace, Trump spoke for just four minutes.
    • The contributions are agreed on by the 193member General Assembly.
    • The United States is a vetowielding council member, along with Britain, France, Russia and China.
    • On Sunday night, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
  • Reuters: World News 1 day 2 hours ago
    • The latest wave of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State began on Aug. 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people.
    • The Myanmar military response has sent more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, escaping what they and rights monitors say is a campaign aimed at driving out the Muslim population.
    • Many of the refugees have spoken of ethnic Rakhine Buddhist civilians joining the Myanmar army in its attacks.
    • About a million Rohingya lived in Rakhine State until the recent violence.
    • He will travel to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, to meet government officials and representatives of different communities, including Rohingya, but he is not seeking to travel to the conflict zone in northern Rakhine State.
  • Reuters: World News 1 day 2 hours ago
    • Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed speaks with a reporter during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 18, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Stephanie Keith NEW YORK (Reuters) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees.
    • As Trump left an event he hosted at the United Nations on reforming the world body, Hasina said she stopped him for a few minutes. “He just asked how is Bangladesh?
    • Most face travel restrictions and are denied citizenship in a country where many Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
    • A U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, Patrick Murphy, is due in Myanmar this week.
  • Reuters: World News 1 day 2 hours ago
    • He told him that it is under review and that they are taking a hard look at the Oct. 15th decision and more broadly how to fix the Iran deal,” Hook said.
    • The deal was negotiated with Iran by the United States, Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France.
    • Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Sunday that Tehran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by Washington on the nuclear deal.
    • A senior French diplomat underlined that the nuclear deal was achieved in large part because it was not linked to all the other grievances the United States may have had with Iran.
    • Trump’s insistence on his hostile policy towards Iran will further deepen the gap among the P5+1 countries,” the diplomat said.
  • BBC News World 1 day 2 hours ago
    • Hurricane Maria has strengthened to an "extremely dangerous" category four hurricane, US forecasters say, as it heads towards the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
    • It is due to hit the islands on Monday night local time.
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  • Reuters: World News 1 day 3 hours ago
    • However, incidents this year have raised tension between the government side, backed by Russia, and the U.S.backed forces.
    • Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday Syrian government forces crossed the river for the first time in their offensive against the jihadist group in Deir alZor province.
    • Syrian state news agency SANA said heavy fighting took place against Islamic State in the area.
    • The convergence of the Syrian army offensive from the west and the SDF operation from the east has led to increased tensions.
    • The SDF has advanced to within kilometres of the river, while the Syrian army has retaken much of the city, most of it on the western side.
  • CNET News 1 day 3 hours ago
    • After all, the Dallas wide receiver had been ridiculed in a Galaxy Note 8 ad by Washington cornerback Josh Norman.
    • Norman had used his S Pen to suggest that Bryant had butterfingers and would choke on his dust.
    • While Bryant plays all innocent, he posts another S Penned image of Norman as a tiny blanket.
    • I checked Bryant's Twitter account to see whether he'd perhaps posted a charming S Pen doodle about the Broncos cornerbacks.
    • Dallas plays Washington on Oct. 29.
  • FOX News 1 day 3 hours ago
    • Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map.
    • Of the 21 Rohingya villages in Rathedaung, to the north, only five were not targeted.
    • It is the only township where security operations appear limited to areas where attacks by Rohingya militants, which triggered the ongoing crackdown, occurred.
    • Last October, the militants struck police posts, killing several officers and triggering a brutal military response that sent 87,000 Rohingya fleeing.
    • The government claims more than 400 died, the vast majority Rohingya militants.
  • FOX News 1 day 4 hours ago
    • Hurricane Maria slammed the Caribbean Monday night as a quickly intensifying Category 5 storm, which the National Hurricane Center warned was "potentially catastrophic."
    • A hurricane warning has been issued for Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques, in addition to previous warnings in effect for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St.
    • Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, Martinique, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
    • Puerto Rico has imposed rationing of basic supplies including baby formula, water, milk, canned food, batteries and flashlights.
    • Maria's eye has shrunk 10 miles in diameter — a smaller, tighter eye makes the hurricane spin faster.