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Author: 0 Johnson to take aim at 'cowardly' Corbyn as election battle looms

Johnson. At Prime Minister's Questions, a parliamentary session when lawmakers get to quiz the British leader every Wednesday, Johnson used some choice language to attack Labour and try to rally his Conservatives after a bruising night on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Johnson defeated as MPs push anti no-deal Brexit bill

Johnson accused the opposition of trying to "overturn the biggest democratic vote in our history, " referring to the outcome of the 2016 referendum to leave the EU. He said: "He has demanded an election for two years while blocking Brexit". Johnson needs the support of a few Labour members to get enough votes to hold an election because some members of his own party have turned against him.

World News Johnson faces defeat in Parliament as rebels seize control of Brexit agenda
Author: 0 Johnson faces defeat in Parliament as rebels seize control of Brexit agenda

That set up an historic showdown between prime minister and parliament in a country once touted as a confident pillar of Western economic and political stability. Lee's dramatic defection meant that Johnson's working majority in Parliament dropped from 1 MP to 0. The BBC's chief political correspondent, Vicki Young, said the government was framing the situation as the Labour leader trying to block Brexit, and that would be its argument going into a general election.

World News French diplo warns against Iran deal retreat
Author: 0 French diplo warns against Iran deal retreat

Under the deal, Iran undertook to curb its nuclear activities and place them under total control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in exchange for abandonment of the sanctions imposed previously by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United States over its nuclear program.

World News Saudi, UAE foreign ministers to arrive in Pakistan today
Author: 0 Saudi, UAE foreign ministers to arrive in Pakistan today

Earlier, the Indian High Commission had in a tweet said, "Another violent protest outside the Indian High Commission in London today, 3 September 2019". He spoke at a news conference in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Asrar Ahmed Khan, 18, a resident of the region's main city of Srinagar, died on Tuesday night, succumbing to wounds he suffered on August 6, officials said.

World News Woman caught hiding week-old baby inside her carry-on bag
Author: 0 Woman caught hiding week-old baby inside her carry-on bag

Embassy before being questioned. Mr Mabulac said the baby was hidden in an "oversized belt bag" and "was not declared nor presented to the immigration inspector during departure formalities". The woman is now facing possible child trafficking charges after the case was passed to the Philippines National Bureau's Anti-Human Trafficking Division, according to CNN .

World News Iran gives Europe two more months to save nuclear deal
Author: 0 Iran gives Europe two more months to save nuclear deal

Iran in July deserted two different nuclear commitments: to maintain its stockpile of enriched uranium under 300-kilogrammes, and a three.67-percent cap on the purity of its uranium shares. Tehran has called on the Europeans to accelerate their efforts to alleviate the impact of U.S. sanctions. In a possible olive branch to the West, Sweden said Iran had released seven of the 23 crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero that was seized earlier this summer.

World News Tory MP Phillip Lee defects to Lib Dems midway through Johnson speech
Author: 0 Tory MP Phillip Lee defects to Lib Dems midway through Johnson speech

Experts say that Johnson may go for fresh elections if he's stopped from achieving no-deal Brexit. Ms Greening, Mr Hammond and Mr Grieve all confirmed they would join opposition MPs in voting for legislation created to delay Britain's exit from the European Union if no agreement can be struck with the European Union before October 31.

World News Hong Kong leader withdraws loathed extradition bill
Author: 0 Hong Kong leader withdraws loathed extradition bill

Though full withdrawal of the extradition bill is a genuine concession, Lam's decision fulfilled only one of the protesters' demands and many pro-democracy dissidents warn that this is not a full victory, but partial appeasement. consulate to call on lawmakers to pass legislation that would sanction officials deemed as suppressing freedom or human rights in Hong Kong . Among other deep linkages, Hong Kong's port continues to handle a hefty share of China's exports and imports, and the ...

World News Boris Johnson's bill calling for election fails to pass United Kingdom parliament
Author: 0 Boris Johnson's bill calling for election fails to pass United Kingdom parliament

Earlier in the day, lawmakers in the House of Commons approved a bill created to halt a no-deal Brexit - delivering the second setback to Johnson in as many days - he said: "There is only one way forward for the country". A European diplomat said EU leaders would probably agree to a third delay to Brexit beyond October 31 if the British parliament forces Johnson to ask for one and "if it prevents a chaotic Brexit".

World News Meat Sweats: Vegan Takes Neighbor to Court Over BBQ Smells
Author: 0 Meat Sweats: Vegan Takes Neighbor to Court Over BBQ Smells

Cilla Carden made headlines this week for her legal beef, in which she claimed the odors from her neighbors' barbecues had destroyed her quality of life, 9News reported . "It's deliberate, that's what I said to the court", she said. Already, 3,500 people have said they will be attending the event, while nearly 9,000 others have declared an in going.

World News Brock Turner's Victim Comes Forward, Reveals Her Identity
Author: 0 Brock Turner's Victim Comes Forward, Reveals Her Identity

In January 2015, Turner was a 19-year-old freshman and swimmer at Stanford and Miller, then identified only as Jane Doe, was a 22-year-old recent college graduate who went to the party with friends. An undated photo of Brock Allen Turner is shown in Ohio State General's office website . Ms Miller started writing a book in 2017, finding out more details of her assault during the process by gaining access to court documents and witness statements she had not seen during the trial.

World News Trump Shows Altered Map of Hurricane Dorian's Path
Author: 0 Trump Shows Altered Map of Hurricane Dorian's Path

According to the Washington Post , Trump repeatedly said "I don't know" when asked if the map had been doctored. Someone appears to have altered the map with a Sharpie to extend the track beyond Florida - into Alabama. Twenty minutes later, a U.S. government agency, the National Weather Service, tweeted from Birmingham, Alabama: "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian".

World News Five tourists die in horror New Zealand bus crash
Author: 0 Five tourists die in horror New Zealand bus crash

The Rotorua road policing team had had "a bad year", he said. Crowe said it still investigating whether the bus was fitted with seatbelts and if the passengers were wearing them. About five other bystanders were helping, before first responders arrived, Mr Basnet said. "I think the aroha from the Rotorua community will shine through and we will assist these people to recovery", Crowe said.

World News Woman Spotted Taking Her Miniature Service Horse on a Flight to Chicago
Author: 0 Woman Spotted Taking Her Miniature Service Horse on a Flight to Chicago

She continued, "I'm so proud of her!" Several passengers on board - and patrons at the airport before and after take off - took to Twitter to post their own photos of the unlikely flyer. Miniature horses are actually the only alternative species to dogs used as trained service animals allowed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

World News Trump Administration Making Major Move To Build Border Wall
Author: 0 Trump Administration Making Major Move To Build Border Wall

The Pentagon is expected to release a full list of the projects affected later this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday, but is first contacting the lawmakers who represent areas that house the affected projects. "My view of it is that stealing money from military construction, at home and overseas, will undermine our national security, quality of life and morale of our troops, and that indeed makes America less safe", Pelosi said, according to an aide.

World News Double cuddle: Berlin zoo celebrates birth of 2 panda cubs
Author: 0 Double cuddle: Berlin zoo celebrates birth of 2 panda cubs

Although Meng Meng and Jiao Qing did reportedly have close contact during her fertilization period, scientists at the zoo also carried out artificial insemination to increase the likelihood of pregnancy, according to a press release. The zoo pays $15 million (13.4 million euros) for a 15-year contract to host them, with most of the money going towards a conservation and breeding research programme in China .

World News Trump fires back at London mayor over golf crack
Author: 0 Trump fires back at London mayor over golf crack

But Trump shared with his 63 million-person following just as many messages criticizing his perceived enemies and touting his administration's victories. CNN additionally taunted the president, reminding him of his frequent criticism of President Barack Obama's behavior. Today's remarks are just the latest in an ongoing row between the pair that began in 2015 when Mr Khan criticised Mr Trump's presidential campaign pledge to ban Muslims from the United States and told the BBC he hoped ...

World News US imposes sanctions on Iran space agencies
Author: 0 US imposes sanctions on Iran space agencies

The United States has imposed new sanctions on Iran this time to target its space program . "Today, the Department of State designated the Iran Space Agency and two of its research institutes under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for engaging in proliferation-sensitive activities", U.S.

World News Boris Johnson suffers major defeat in no-deal Brexit vote
Author: 0 Boris Johnson suffers major defeat in no-deal Brexit vote

The deciding factor in Tuesday's vote came from rebel Conservative lawmakers who voted against Johnson's government despite the threat of being thrown out of the party . There is still great uncertainty about how - or even if - Britain will ultimately leave the prosperous European Union bloc and strike out on its own, a cherished goal for Johnson and his inner circle of Brexit-minded advisers.

World News Eerie Video Shows Inside the Eye of Hurricane Dorian
Author: 0 Eerie Video Shows Inside the Eye of Hurricane Dorian

A statement issued by the Communications Ministry on Monday, notes that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has been in touch with Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. Florida Power & Light, the main utility company for most of the coastal counties likely to be affected, had pre-staged about 17,000 people to assist with power restoration after the storm comes through, DeSantis said.

World News Opponents of 'No-Deal' Brexit Defeat PM Johnson, Who Promises an Election
Author: 0 Opponents of 'No-Deal' Brexit Defeat PM Johnson, Who Promises an Election

The prime minister announced on 28 August he wanted to shut down Parliament - a process known as proroguing - ahead of a Queen's Speech on 14 October. "His is a government with no mandate, no morals and, as of today, no majority", he said. Under a 2011 law, the prime minister needs a two-thirds majority to secure a snap election, although it is possible that the government might try to legislate to set that provision aside, a move that would mean it needs only a simply majority.

World News California boat fire: Major rescue under way as blaze continues
Author: 0 California boat fire: Major rescue under way as blaze continues

Five crew members escaped and were rescued but 33 passengers and another crew member were found dead or were still missing, with little hope of good news. A photo tweeted by the department showed a boat engulfed in flames. The Coast Guard says a search and rescue operation is still underway. Finstad is listed online as a co-owner of her family's scuba diving company, Worldwide Diving Adventures, which chartered the 75-foot boat.

World News Tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 Tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico

The basin is now bubbling with tropical activity, with a new tropical storm - Fernand - developing Tuesday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico, giving company to Hurricane Dorian and two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. The system is the only one projected to move closer to Florida as it moves westward to west-northwestward, with chances of tropical system formation placed at 60 percent in the next five days.

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