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Author: 0 "Cash Crisis Facing UN In A Decade": Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

In his statement yesterday, Guterres thanked the 129 member states who have paid up "and urged those who have not paid to do so urgently and in full". That means the USA owes $674 million for the 2019 budget alone. The top contributing nations to the 2019 regular UN budget are China ($497.3 million), Japan ($354.8 million), Germany ($252.3 million), Britain ($189.2 million) and France ($183, .4 million).

World News Modi-Xi summit could pave way for launch of LAC clarification process
Author: 0 Modi-Xi summit could pave way for launch of LAC clarification process

The first one was held a year ago at the Chinese city of Wuhan , which enabled the two countries to normalise the relations on all fronts after the 73-day standoff between the two militaries at Doklam in 2017. The first informal summit between Modi and Xi took place in picturesque Chinese lake city Wuhan in April 2018, months after a 73-day long face off between the armies of the two countries in Doklam tri-junction in Sikkim sector raised fears of a war between the two Asian giants.

World News Nobel Prize in physics awarded for cosmic discoveries
Author: 0 Nobel Prize in physics awarded for cosmic discoveries

My hand used to be shaking for a truly very long time . The nominees in all categories - whose names are never announced and can not be revealed until 50 years have passed - are picked by members of academies, university professors, scientists, previous Nobel Laureates, and members of parliamentary assemblies.

World News EU's Tusk tells Johnson to stop playing 'stupid blame game' on Brexit
Author: 0 EU's Tusk tells Johnson to stop playing 'stupid blame game' on Brexit

Britain has been trying for more than three years to find a way to deliver on the result of a 2016 referendum and end its nearly five-decade involvement in the European bloc. Johnson unveiled a new plan last week aimed at keeping Britain's border with European Union member Ireland free-flowing after Brexit - a crucial issue in the divorce talks between Brussels and London .

World News German police say two killed in shooting in eastern city of Halle
Author: 0 German police say two killed in shooting in eastern city of Halle

A police tweet Wednesday gave no information on the nature of their deployment in the city but said that initial information is that "people were killed". Police didn't give any further information, but said officers were out in force in the city hunting down the suspects. Bild , a German daily, reported a gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon and lobbed a hand grenade into a nearby cemetery.

World News Newlyweds' selfie costs four lives in south India
Author: 0 Newlyweds' selfie costs four lives in south India

Prabhakar, a senior police official from the district of Krishnagiri, told CNN . Their bodies were later recovered and post-mortem examinations were done. The groom, who was taking the picture, managed to steady himself and rescue his sister from the water, which had risen during the time they were there, but the other four disappeared underwater.

World News Turkey, U.S. discuss steps for Syria
Author: 0 Turkey, U.S. discuss steps for Syria "safe zone" after Turkish offensive

On Tuesday, Turkish officials told Reuters that the military had struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce the region, though details of the strikes were hazy. President Tayyip Erdogan's communications director said Turkey had no ambition in northeastern Syria except to neutralise then threat against Turkish citizens and to liberate the local people from what he called "the yoke of armed thugs".

World News Effects of global slowdown more pronounced in India
Author: 0 Effects of global slowdown more pronounced in India

The research takes into account the US's planned tariffs on Chinese imports. "If the trade conflict worsens and causes a slump in investor confidence, the effects on global growth and poverty could be significant - more than 30 million people could be pushed into poverty", the World Bank said in the report.

World News Brexit deal 'overwhelmingly unlikely,' UK source says Germany's Merkel told Britain
Author: 0 Brexit deal 'overwhelmingly unlikely,' UK source says Germany's Merkel told Britain

A legal bid to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union (EU) to extend Britain's membership of the bloc if there is no Brexit deal failed Monday in Scotland's highest civil court. Still, Mr Johnson's proposal remains better than no deal at all. Securing a deal is the only obvious way to obey the law and see through Brexit at the end of the month.

World News Extinction Rebellion protesters wreck havoc in Sydney CBD
Author: 0 Extinction Rebellion protesters wreck havoc in Sydney CBD

Julie Hotchkiss, a senior NHS worker from Appley Bridge, was taken into custody by police in Westminster on Tuesday morning. Organizers said they expected 30,000 people to take part in the United Kingdom protests, and that similar actions would take place in major cities around the world.

World News U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes in Germany
Author: 0 U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashes in Germany

Base spokeswoman Angela Watson confirmed the plane crashed around 3 p.m. on Tuesday and the pilot was safe. World - A USA military fighter jet crashed on Tuesday near the south-western German city of Trier, leaving its pilot with minor injuries.

World News Alec Baldwin, family scammed by bogus tour operator
Author: 0 Alec Baldwin, family scammed by bogus tour operator

According to the New York Daily News , the ticket would have taken the Baldwin family on a trip through the Holland Tunnel and to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, where they would have had to wait for a vessel named Queen of Hearts. His post included a snap of the $40-apiece tickets, sold by Tours R Us and offering trips to Liberty Park, NJ. But, as The Post previously reported , access is permitted "at the discretion of the captain" - despite stringent safety rules put in place ...

World News South Asia region Al Qaeda chief killed in Afghanistan
Author: 0 South Asia region Al Qaeda chief killed in Afghanistan

The NDS said Umar was killed with six other AQIS members, a lot of them Pakistanis. According to reports, the raid in which Asim Omar was killed took place between September 22-23. Despite the operation taking down several senior members of Al-Qaeda, at least 40 people attending a nearby wedding party were inadvertently killed, according to local officials.

World News N Korean crew thrown to sea in boat collision
Author: 0 N Korean crew thrown to sea in boat collision

A coastguard spokesman said: "We don't know how many were on board in the first place but we were informed that more than 20 were rescued". No one was missing. In August, a North Korea-flagged speed boat was identified and warned in the area close to Yamato Ridge, where a "number of illegal fishing incidents" involving North Korean and Chinese boats have been reported, according to the Mainichi .

World News Arrested, 2 Other Suspects Identified in Shooting Death of Joshua Brown
Author: 0 Arrested, 2 Other Suspects Identified in Shooting Death of Joshua Brown

Brown, who lived on the same floor as Jean, testified that on the night Jean was killed, he heard what sounded like "two people meeting by surprise" and then two gunshots. Jacquerious was taken to a local hospital where he remains in police custody. Police say Joshua Brown was gunned down in a botched drug deal. In addition to him, there are two fugitives (Thaddeous Charles Green and Michael Diaz Mitchell) on the lamb, who police believe have already left the state.

World News Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded For
Author: 0 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded For "New Understanding Of Universe"

University of Cambridge professor Didier Queloz is one of three scientists to win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and "Earth's place in the cosmos ". Professor Queloz, who has worked at the University of Cambridge since 2013, said he was certain that alien life will have been detected from Earth within 100 years.

World News 14 accused of violating mask ban in Hong Kong
Author: 0 14 accused of violating mask ban in Hong Kong

The anti-mask law is also applicable in schools and universities, with the Education Bureau asking secondary schools to inform how many students wear masks to school on Tuesday, the first day of classes since the ban was implemented. In other comments, she noted that Hong Kong has seen a drastic fall in tourist numbers in the wake of the social unrest, and that the impact on third-quarter economic data would "surely be very bad".

World News New vaping illnesses confirmed in Northeast Ohio
Author: 0 New vaping illnesses confirmed in Northeast Ohio

MA state health officials on Monday confirmed one death from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21 across 18 U.S. And the state warned against those that are homemade which often involve modifying or adding substances to products purchased at retail stores. The median age of patients in OH is 21.

World News Chinese tech companies oppose US blacklisting
Author: 0 Chinese tech companies oppose US blacklisting

The move comes ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington on October 10. The ministry also said it strongly urges the U.S.to stop making irresponsible remarks on the Xinjiang issue and to stop interfering in China's internal affairs.

World News Three scientists awarded 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for discoveries in cosmology
Author: 0 Three scientists awarded 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for discoveries in cosmology

Kaelin , a scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, said in a telephone interview that he awoke to the 5 a.m. phone call from Stockholm , wondering at first if it was a dream. "It's a huge honour", he told reporters after arriving in Madrid, where he was to speak at scientific events this week. Past physics prize laureates include Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and James Chadwick, the discoverer of the neutron.

Author: 0 U.S. Senate panel chairman says to probe Ukraine, invites Giuliani

Text messages between top USA diplomats that were released by the House Intelligence Committee have corroborated the whistleblower's claim that Giuliani was involved in Trump's push to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky investigate the Bidens.

World News At Least 11 Elephants Die After Falling into Waterfall in Thailand
Author: 0 At Least 11 Elephants Die After Falling into Waterfall in Thailand

The number of elephants that died in a national park in Thailand trying to save a baby elephant from drowning has risen to 11, officials said. The elephants were trying to cross the river when a strong current swept the young elephant over the edge of the waterfall, officials at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said.

World News Kaif Slams Imran Khan, Terms Pakistan As
Author: 0 Kaif Slams Imran Khan, Terms Pakistan As "Breeding Ground For Terrorists"

However, the prince had provided him with his personal plane instead. While Imran went in MBS' plane, he had to return midway as the Saudi jet developed a "technical glitch" minutes after taking off from NY airport. Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that the protesters chanted slogans like "Kashmir banega khudmukhtar [Kashmir will become independent]" as they held photographers of JKLF leaders including Yasin Malik, who is lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail on terror-funding charges.

World News Trump Suggests Pelosi May Have Committed Treason, Should Be Removed From Office
Author: 0 Trump Suggests Pelosi May Have Committed Treason, Should Be Removed From Office

Atkinson is being deposed behind closed doors amid the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Trump praised Portman five days ago, saying "nobody was more honorable". Trump has also suggested the whistleblower and the officials they learned their information from are guilty of treason. "I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly "Colluded" with them, must all be immediately Impeached!" "This makes Nervous Nancy ...

World News Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad
Author: 0 Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

The introduction of a colonial-era emergency law in Hong Kong that bans the use of face masks during protests has prompted online rumors that the special administrative region would soon introduce capital controls, but Hong Kong's financial secretary has spoken out against such chatter, saying that the Hong Kong's banking system is sound and the financial market is functioning well.

World News U.S. Blacklists Chinese Organizations Over 'Repression' In Xinjiang
Author: 0 U.S. Blacklists Chinese Organizations Over 'Repression' In Xinjiang

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that adding the entities to the blacklist will prevent US companies from contributing to China's repression efforts of its "defenseless minority populations". The other companies couldn't immediately be reached for comment. U.S. Secretary of Relate Mike Pompeo acknowledged final week on the Vatican that "when the notify recommendations absolutely, it demands its citizens like authorities, no longer God".

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