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  • North Korea sanctions: What impact will new export bans and import caps have?

    12 September 2017 6:52 AM 14

    Here's how these sanctions will work and how they will impact North Korea. The United Nations does not define sanctions in its charter, but they are understood to be restrictions imposed on activities that relate to particular countries, goods and services, or persons and entities. Sanctions can usually range from "comprehensive economic and trade sanctions

  • Illegal miners boast of ‘massacring’ uncontacted Amazon tribe

    11 September 2017 11:18 PM 45

    MEN in the Amazon jungle have been bragging in local bars about slaughtering an uncontacted tribe in the forest. Public prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation after reports that illegal goldminers along a remote Amazon river killed between 10 and 20 members of a famous uncontacted tribe. Two miners have reportedly been arrested. Federal police

  • Tension continues as UN passes new sanctions on North Korea

    11 September 2017 10:46 PM 47

    With backing from China and Russia, the council voted 15-0 to slap a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea. A US official familiar with negotiations said the Trump administration expected unanimous approval of the resolution. Japan’s UN ambassador, Koro Bessho, said: “I think everyone’s concerns have been satisfied

  • Illegal miners’ boast of ‘massacring’ entire uncontacted Amazon tribe

    11 September 2017 10:16 PM 47

    ILLEGAL gold miners in the Amazon jungle have been bragging in local bars about slaughtering an entire uncontacted tribe deep in the primal forest. Prosecutors told Amazonia Real that federal police and the Public Prosecutor’s office were investigating the killings of an unspecified number of indigenous people reportedly killed in August in the Sao Paulo

  • Hurricane Irma turns Florida into a ‘war zone’

    11 September 2017 8:30 PM 44

    PHOTOS have emerged of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida, which left millions in the dark and unable to return home for weeks. Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday warned the path to recovery from Irma would be long and hard, particularly for the worst-hit Keys island chain that bore the brunt of the storm’s destructive force

  • UN decries 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

    11 September 2017 10:21 AM 18

    The top UN human rights official has denounced Myanmar's "brutal security operation" against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state, saying it was disproportionate to insurgent attacks carried out last month. Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya

  • At least eight people killed in shooting spree at Dallas Cowboys watching party

    11 September 2017 3:56 AM 45

    BREAKING: Seven people have been gunned down at a Dallas Cowboys watching party in the US. Police rushed to the Plano, Texas, home after reports of multiple shots fired. An officer shot and killed the gunman at the scene, bringing the total number of dead to eight. The shooting occurred on Sunday night local time in the city about 30 kilometres northeast

  • Hurricane Irma's force sucks shorelines bare, exposes sea beds

    11 September 2017 3:34 AM 17

    External Link: @Kaydi_K: I am in disbelief right now... This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing. External Link: @WeatherKait: #Bayshore Blvd in #Tampa -- water typically lapping up near the road. People should not be out there, water + additional surge will return. A vehicle drives along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives

  • Hurricane Irma takes aim at central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

    11 September 2017 1:48 AM 77

    Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, came ashore on Florida on Sunday and battered towns up and down the state. It weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, carrying maximum sustained winds of about 85 miles per hour (135 km per hour) by 2 am ET on Monday. The storm was churning northwest in the center of the state

  • On last day in Colombia, Pope Francis carries on after being hurt in popemobile mishap

    11 September 2017 12:49 AM 16

    Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day Sunday honoring St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who ministered to hundreds of thousands of African slaves who arrived in the port of Cartagena to be sold during Spanish colonial times. Francis' visit to Cartagena got off to a rocky start, however, when he banged his head on his popemobile