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Day: September 20, 2017

Two more arrests in Wales over Parsons Green attack
ENGLISH, London

Two more arrests in Wales over Parsons Green attack

    Two more men have been arrested in South Wales over the Parsons Green terrorist attack, police say. The pair, aged 48 and 30, were arrested in Newport just after 5am. It follows the arrest of a 25-year-old man in the city on Tuesday night after a counter-terrorism raid. The latest arrests bring the number of people being held over Friday's bomb attack to five. Two other men, aged 18 and 21, are still in custody in connection the attack in southwest London. Two properties in Newport are being searched by officers Detectives were earlier given more time to question the pair arrested at the weekend. Yahyah Farroukh, 21, is listed as living at an address in Stanwell, Surrey, which was searched by officers on Sunday. Yahyah Farroukh, 21, was arrested in west London The 18-year-...
Facebook designates Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army dangerous organisation
Asia, ENGLISH

Facebook designates Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army dangerous organisation

    Amid international accusations that Myanmar’s military is engaging in ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Facebook designated a Rohingya insurgent group a dangerous organisation and ordered moderators to delete any content by or praising it. The decision, which the company said was made after an internal assessment of the group, came shortly before activists began complaining that the company was censoring posts about the brutal military campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, reports the Guardian. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) was placed on Facebook’s ‘dangerous organization’ list in recent weeks, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed. The company’s community standards ban posts by or in support of such organizations, which it defines as grou...
Joining United States in military action against North Korea a possibility: Downing Street says
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Joining United States in military action against North Korea a possibility: Downing Street says

    The British Government has refused to rule out joining its US ally in using military force against North Korea after Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy the rogue state if attacked. The US President said he would be left with “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea if forced to in a dramatic speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He sparked gasps of shock among members as he called dictator Kim Jong-un a rocket man on a suicide mission for himself and his regime. Downing Street has since confirmed it would consider joining Mr Trump in military action against North Korea. In a statement, a spokeswoman said no-one wants to see military action but it would be wrong to rule anything out. Mr Trump has been criticised in some quarters for his infl...
Saudi Arabia offers $15 million aid for Rohingya refugees
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi Arabia offers $15 million aid for Rohingya refugees

    Saudi Arabia King Salman has ordered the payment of $15 million aid for the Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar as a result of genocide and torture. The announcement came in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following a meeting of the Saudi Cabinet, which was briefed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, general supervisor of Riyadh-based King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid on the situation in Myanmar with the Muslim minority Rohingya refugees that have been forced to flee, reports arabnews.com. The Saudi Cabinet renewed the Kingdom’s calls on the international community to take urgent action to stop the attacks and to allow the Myanmar Muslim minority their basic human rights. Rohingya Muslims have lived in Myanmar for generations, but have ...
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to Sleep while Trump deliver his Speech in UN
America, ENGLISH

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to Sleep while Trump deliver his Speech in UN

    President Donald Trump touched on many hot-button subjects during his 41-minute address at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday. The U.S. president pontificated on the potential impending destruction of North Korea; railed against Iran as a rogue regime and described the Venezuelan government as a socialist dictatorship and corrupt regime that had inflicted terrible pain and suffering on its people. But it seems that none of these topics was particularly engaging for Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. The 90-year-old African leader—the world’s oldest serving head of state—appeared to try and catch up on sleep during Trump’s address. While Trump was speaking about how the United States bears an unfair cost burden for maintaining the UN, a cutaway showed members of the...