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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


More Than 140 People Arrested in St. Louis ProtestsProtests became violent in St. Louis after a white police officer was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of a black man, but residents say the city they know is a place where people help, not hurt each other.


Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reasonA mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.


Immigration Activists Protest Pelosi Over Trump Deal: 'We Are Not Your Bargaining Chip'A group of young undocumented immigrants interrupted an event hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)


'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target lineChip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves embroiled in scandal over their new Target line.


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Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family SearchedA missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.


Family Of Chicago Teen Found Dead In Hotel Freezer Demands FBI InvestigationFamily and friends of Kenneka Jenkins, a teenager found dead last week in the freezer of a Chicago-area hotel, want the FBI to investigate after local police said they don’t suspect foul play.


First Images of London Bomb Suspect EmergePolice arrested the suspect, the second to be probed under counter-terror laws over Friday's bomb, in west London on Saturday.


Hillary Clinton: Media got 'played' by the RussiansHillary Clinton, promoting her new book, "What Happened," criticized the press's role in the 2016 election and said the media got “played” by the Russians by promoting the WikiLeaks dumps.


That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake NewsWASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, likes to make noise about the liberal media’s coverage of climate change, often dismissing it as “fake news.”


Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and IrmaSir Richard Branson has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Group founder, who is currently in New York to push for greater action on climate change at the UN General Assembly, said that he feared Hurricane Maria would add to the "catastrophic damage" the islands had suffered earlier this month. #BVI needs the world’s attention now – helping local communities with Hurricane #Maria prep, survival & recovery https://t.co/uB3B1lj1tnpic.twitter.com/dh5NPf5kRs— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 18, 2017 Hurricane Maria was following a similar path to Irma, and strengthened to a category five storm on Monday night. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com The US National Hurricane Centre declared it had upgraded the hurricane to its highest category after recording 160mph winds and issued warnings for islands including the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. UK International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, said the Government is under no illusion about the possible impact of Maria and said they are taking steps to prepare communities. Damage on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com Sir Richard's private Necker island, which is part of the British Virgin islands, was devastated earlier in September by Hurricane Irma. Writing on his Virgin blog on Monday, the British billionaire said that his team "are doing everything we can to help people on the ground to prepare, and aid efforts are continuing". Damage on Necker Island, British Virgin Islands Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "These hurricanes are causing unimaginable destruction; in the BVI infrastructure has collapsed, but we are working hard with some incredible partners, from the Royal Marines to aid agencies, the Puerto Rican authorities to the local BVIslanders, to help get the islands back on their feet," he wrote. "My thoughts are turning to working with others to help create a long-term Marshall Plan for the BVI, and for the Caribbean to be reconstructed and rejuvenated with clean energy and new jobs. However, as they prepare for another hurricane, the BVI’s people need the world's attention now." Sir Richard has launched the BVI Community Support Appeal to raise funds for those affected by the hurricanes. Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean, in pictures  


Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean Peninsula by arguing that the United States had military options at its disposal that wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster for allies in the region.


Charter bus barrels into NYC bus, killing 3 and injuring 16NEW YORK (AP) — A charter bus owned by a company with a record of safety problems barreled through an intersection, slammed into a city bus and then plowed across a sidewalk into a building Monday, killing three people.


German First World War submarine wreck discovered with 23 crewmen still onboardA German First World War U-boat has been found off the Belgian coast almost totally intact and with the bodies of all 23 sailors onboard. The U-Boat II was found lying on its starboard side at the bottom of the North Sea at a depth of 27 metres, close to the coastal resort of Ostend. At this stage, it is unclear whether the submarine was sunk by a mine, a British ship or a British plane. The find is the best preserved of its kind in the North Sea. Its exact location is being kept secret to discourage trophy hunters. Although a part of the submarine’s bow is missing, the torpedoes remain in place. The submarine hatches are closed, which indicates that the vessel has never been discovered before and that the crew of 22 sailors and one commander have remained onboard for about 100 years. Belgian authorities have informed the German ambassador and processes to identify the men and to protect the discovery have begun. The find, which came after underwater scans suggested there could be a wreck in Belgian waters, was confirmed today by the governor of West Flanders. The well-preserved wreck of a World War One German submarine.   Credit: Yves Herman /Reuters During the First World War, the German fleet in Flanders numbered 19 submarines. 15 of them sank, 11 of them in the North Sea.  Between 1915 and 1916 30 similar models to the wreck were made. Images of the wreck are not clear enough to give the number of the U-Boot. The Het Laatste Niews newspaper reported it could be U-Boot 27, 29 or 32. All three were sank in 1916 and 1917 by British ships and by a British plane. The most promising theory is that the submarine hit a mine tethered to the bottom of the sea by a cable. The wreck is 27 metres long and six metres wide. The U-Boot II model was a bigger, improved version of the type I U-Boot. The 270-ton submarine could dive to a maximum of 50 metres and disappear under the waves in 30 to 45 seconds. Compared to the earlier model, it had more electrical power and batteries that allowed it to stay submerged for longer. Bodies of soldiers from the First World War are still being discovered in Belgium on the battlefields of Flanders.  In 2013 archaelogists examined a German U-Boot II submarine, which had washed up on the Kent coast.  


French police evacuate 557 migrants from makeshift campPARIS (AP) — French police encircled a makeshift migrant camp in a wooded area near Dunkirk on Tuesday, evacuating 557 people, the prefecture of the Nord region said.


Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus LeaderFamily members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night.


'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutorBy Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese said at the start of the man's trial in Boston federal court. Varghese told jurors that Chin, 49, recklessly failed to ensure the compounding pharmacy's drugs were produced in sanitary conditions in order to keep up with demand from hospitals nationally for its products.


Clinton: Trump's bathroom quip showed he's a 'very emotionally strange man'Clinton offered a scathing analysis of Trump’s psyche during a Monday interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, calling him “a very emotionally strange man.”


Issa Rae's Unapologetic Support Of Black Stars At The Emmys Is A MoodIssa Rae was unabashed about who she was supporting at the 2017 Emmys.


Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: expertsIsrael has become the only country to openly support an independent Kurdish state, a result of good ties between Kurds and Jews and expectations it would be a front against Iran and extremism, experts say. Iraq's Kurdish region plans to hold a non-binding referendum on statehood on September 25 despite the objections of Baghdad and neighbouring Iran and Turkey, as well as the United States. On Monday, Iraq's supreme court ordered the suspension of the referendum as legal and political pressure mounted on the Kurds to call off the vote.


Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening CrisisThe bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.


For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-townKEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West.


Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggestsClimate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output. An unexpected “revolution” in affordable renewable energy has also contributed to the more positive outlook. Experts now say there is a two-in-three chance of keeping global temperatures within 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Paris climate change deal: Moment agreement announced 00:55 They also condemned the “overreaction” to the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, announced by Donald Trump in June, saying it is unlikely to make a significant difference. According to the models used to draw up the agreement, the world ought now to be 1.3 degrees above the mid-19th-Century average, whereas the most recent observations suggest it is actually between 0.9 to 1 degree above. We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thoughtProfessor Michael Grubb, University College London The discrepancy means nations could continue emitting carbon dioxide at the current rate for another 20 years before the target was breached, instead of the three to five predicted by the previous model. “When you are talking about a budget of 1.5 degrees, then a 0.3 degree difference is a big deal”, said Professor Myles Allen, of Oxford University and one of the authors of the new study. Published in the journal Nature Geoscience, it suggests that if polluting peaks and then declines to below current levels before 2030 and then continue to drop more sharply, there is a 66 per cent chance of global average temperatures staying below 1.5 degrees. The goal was yesterday described as “very ambitious” but “physically possible”. Another reason the climate outlook is less bleak than previously thought is stabilising emissions, particularly in China. A revolution in renewable energy has improved the picture Credit: PA Renewable energy has also enjoyed more use than was predicted. China has now acquired more than 100 gigawatts of solar cells, 25 per cent of which in the last six months, and in the UK, offshore wind has turned out to cost far less than expected. Professor Michael Grubb, from University College London, had previously described the goals agreed at Paris in 2015 as “incompatible with democracy”. Outrage at Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement 01:54 But yesterday he said: "We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thought, which makes it much more credible for governments to tighten the offer they put on the table at Paris." He added that President Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement would not be significant because “The White House’s position doesn’t have much impact on US emissions". “The smaller constituencies - cities, businesses, states - are just saying they’re getting on with it, partly for carbon reduction, but partly because there’s this energy revolution and they don’t want to be left behind.” At a glance | Paris climate accord The new research was published as the Met Office announced that a “slowdown” in the rate of global temperature rises reported over roughly the first decade of this century was now over. The organisation said the slowdown in rising air temperatures between 1999 and 2014 happened as a result of a natural cycle in the Pacific, which led to the ocean circulation speeding up, causing it to pull heat down in the deeper ocean away from the atmosphere. However, that cycle has now ended. Claire Perry, the climate change and industry minister, claimed Britain had already demonstrated that tackling climate change and running a strong economy could go “hand in hand”. “How is the time to build on our strengths and cement our position as a global hub for investment in clean growth,” she said.


Six Dreamers sue Trump administration over DACA decisionSan Diego attorney Dulce Garcia has regularly defended clients in immigration court.


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Bulldog Shot Dead After Attacking Two Teen GirlsA black American bulldog attacked two girls near the OD Tobacco and Grocery on Wyckoff Avenue and Weirfield Street in Ridgewood, New York, on Sept. 17, 2017.


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Trump wants big military parade on July 4 to show 'strength'President Trump wants to showcase America’s military power with a July 4 parade of martial assets down Pennsylvania Avenue, inspired by the two-hour display he witnessed in Paris on Bastille Day.


Christian 'Researcher' Claims The Rapture Starts On SaturdayThe name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” Meade told the newspaper. Meade believes global catastrophes will be caused by a secret planet called Nibiru passing the Earth on Saturday. “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax,” the space agency said on its website a few years ago when similar doomsday predictions went viral.


Satellite Imagery Shows Entire Rohingya Villages DestroyedNew satellite images of Rohingya villages across Myanmar’s Rakhine State show alarming levels of devastation, advocates said.


Palestinian activist to be deported to Jordan from ChicagoCHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said.


Brutal and inhumane laws North Koreans are forced to live underNorth Korea’s recent strides towards building nuclear weapons has brought the hermit nation into sharp international focus. The state’s young dictator, Kim Jong-un, was photographed earlier this month relishing his nation’s progress developing a hydrogen bomb at a lavish celebration, even as the continued tests brought new United Nations sanctions and an increasing threat of war. The reclusive state is seen as one of the last Stalinist regimes and is ideologically committed to cutting itself off from the international community in pursuit of its doctrine of national self reliance. North Korea leader Kim Jong-un celebrating the country's successful hydrogen bomb test earlier this month  Credit: Reuters It has been ruled by the Kim dynasty since 1948 after the Soviet Union took control of the north of the Korean peninsula from Japan after the Second World War, and then installed Un’s grandfather, Kim Il-sung, in power. The intervening decades have seen North Korea morph into an isolated and paranoid nation that tightly controls what the outside world sees. As such, reports on life inside the secretive nation are difficult to independently verify. Yet behind the displays of military pomp lies an impoverished state, which thousands of desperate refugees attempt to flee every year. The image North Korea wants to project: A huge military parade in Pyongyang in 2013 Credit: Reuters Those defectors describe a nation where most people struggle for basics such as food and medicine and face brutal reprisals for breaking the regime's draconian laws. Three generations rule One of the country's most brutal laws is the ‘three generations of punishment’ rule. If one person is convicted of a serious crime and sent to a prison camp their immediate family can also be sent with them. Then the next two generations born in the camps can also remain there. The edict was introduced in 1972 by Kim Il-sung and said up to three generations had to be punished to wipe out the 'seed' of class enemies. Kim Il-sung (left) with his son and successor Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang in 1992 Credit: AFP Crimes for which North Koreans can find themselves sent to a prison camp can allegedly include failure to wipe dust off portraits of Kim Il-sung and having contact with South Koreans. Conditions in the country's prison and labour camps are notoriously harsh. Survivors have described prisoners becoming stunted and deformed from carrying out hard labour for 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Clothing and food are said to be so scarce inmates are forced to survive on any animals they can capture such as rats.  Access to non-state-controlled media Although North Korea’s constitution theoretically guarantees freedom of speech, all domestic media outlets are owned by the one-party state and no reporting is allowed that isn't sanctioned by the government. The regime goes to great lengths to stop any outside media reaching its population. The NGO, Freedom House, reports that listening to unauthorized foreign broadcasts, watching foreign TV shows and possessing dissident publications are considered “crimes against the state”. Those caught face execution or being sent to labour camps. North Korea does have a state-run version of the internet that is open to all citizens. However government permission is needed to own a computer, which cost as much as three months average salary. External websites are occasionally made available on request, although these are censored and hosted locally after being downloaded. Freedom of movement It is a criminal offence for North Koreans to leave the country without government permission. That doesn’t stop thousands making highly treacherous journeys in attempts to escape every year. Most try to cross the Yalu and Tumen Rivers on North Korea’s border with China and some even attempt to make it across the heavily-mined demiliterised zone (DMZ) into South Korea. Those who are caught face time in labour camps or execution. Even those who successfully make it out of the North can still be pursued by government agents and there are reports of defector's families being punished in their absence. A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the banks of the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea Credit: Reuters According to Human Rights Watch, Kim Jong-un has significantly beefed up border controls since ascending to power in 2011. South Korea's Ministry of Unification this week reported the number of successful defections from the North fell in the first eight months of 2017. Practising Christianity Although the North Korean constitution officially allows freedom of religion, the practice is very different. The state has a hostile approach to religions, particularly to those it sees as western faiths such as Christianity. The nation’s official ideology is Juche, a fusion of Marxism and Korean nationalism created by Kim Il-sung, and the regime views any practices outside this doctrine with deep suspicion. Those discovered practising Christianity face arrest and being sent to a labour camp. As such Christians are forced to worship in secret and some don’t initiate their children into their religion due to the risks. Historically Korea had a large Christian population. Missionaries were active throughout the Korean peninsula when it was a Japanese colony prior to the Second World War and around a fifth of its population was believed to be Christian. As many as 500,000 of North Korea’s current 2.5 million population are estimated to still be Christian today. North Korea – pictures show life behind the headlines Interracial relationships The North Korean regime takes a dim view of interracial relationships due to its Juche ideology, which preaches Korean exceptionalism, and recent reports have exposed the inhumane lengths authorities are willing to take its policies. In a letter to Parliament the charity, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, cited reported incidents of repatriated female defectors being  forced to have abortions after becoming pregnant in China. The report said many of these women had been captured by Chinese men posing as helpers when they crossed the border. It also relayed the account of one witness who described seeing a repatriated prisoner giving birth to a baby, which was then smothered by nurses. Economic rights Private enterprise of any kind is officially banned in North Korea. Those caught face arbitrary punishment even though the black market remains one of the only ways for people to get the food, medicine and other necessities the government often fails to provide.  In reality officials will often turn a blind eye in return for bribes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a state-run farm Credit: Reuters In recent years Kim Jong-un has reportedly allowed an increasing amount of unofficial private enterprise in areas such as mining, but any operations are still the property of the state. This unofficial economic liberalisation has helped North Korea’s GDP grow - although it remains only around two per cent that of the South Korea's. At a glance | North Korea’s human rights record  


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Five men in court over Hong Kong explosives plotFive men accused of making explosives before a contentious vote on political reform in 2015 appeared in a Hong Kong court Tuesday in a case that triggered concern about the radicalisation of protesters. The men were arrested at a time of heightened political tensions in Hong Kong, following the failure of mass "Umbrella Movement" rallies to win democratic reform for the semi-autonomous city in protests that were an unprecedented rebuke to China. Local media have previously reported that the group advocated independence for Hong Kong.


Building 'Breaks' Into Your Diet Could Help You Lose More WeightBuilding frequent “breaks” into your diet could help you lose more weight and keep it off for longer than attempting to cut calories, uninterrupted, for months on end, according to new weight-loss research from the University of Tasmania in Australia.


Trump-Backed Luther Strange Limps Toward Finish Line In Alabama Senate Runoffbid for re-election is backed by much of the GOP establishment, which has blanketed the airwaves in Alabama for weeks with television ads in support of his campaign.


Back to school: After Irma, Florida classes begin resumingCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Windy Dees told her sport administration students at the University of Miami that they likely wouldn't see each other for a few days after Hurricane Irma hit.


Cat appears during funeral and 'refuses' to leave man's grave  Millions of social media users have watched a video showing a white cat seemingly refusing to leave a man’s grave in Malaysia. Soffuan CZ shared a video of the mystery feline which he says appeared during his grandfather Ismail Mat’s funeral. “At the funeral, the white cat came and started circling the grave,” he explained. “My grandfather was a man who loved cats.” The video, showing Soffuan’s cousins and aunts attempting to move the cat away from the grave, has racked up almost 7 million views in just 24 hours. “This white cat is actually not a pet cat, but it's probably a hometown cat near the mosque ,” he added [translated]. “The presence of this cat is interesting to our family, because the cat wouldn’t leave the grave when we wanted to go home. “Last time we were all gone, the cat went back to the grave. Got info from the villagers, (they) said the cat was always wandering around the mosque…” Anita Kelsey, a cat behaviour expert based in London, said the cat’s behaviour was “unusual”. “I never stop being amazed at animal behaviour. It's obviously seen something being buried that it wants to get to,” she said. “Cats can grieve the loss of a presence and show it in many ways, but it’s usually dogs we see exhibiting this behaviour.” In other feline news, a shelter cat with ridiculously long legs has become an internet star. 


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Russia's War Game Spills Into NATO Skies, Causing SpatThe Baltic NATO ally summoned Russia's envoy to demand an explanation, but Moscow claims the incursion was an emergency call which is being "politicized."


Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed forceBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential faceoff with the U.S.-backed forces operating there.


California Woman Escaped Getting Robbed By Faking SeizureJulie Dragland, 32, later said she got the idea from an episode of "Law & Order," where something similar happens.


French cardinal to stand trial for alleged paedophilia cover-upFrench Cardinal Philippe Barbarin and a senior Vatican official were on Tuesday ordered to stand trial for allegedly covering up for a paedophile priest accused of abusing several boy scouts in Lyon in the 1980s. The most senior French Catholic official to be tried for failing to report a predator priest will go on trial on April 4 next year along with six co-defendants, a court in Lyon said. Barbarin, who is archbishop of Lyon, is accused of having shielded priest Bernard Preynat from claims of abuse involving scouts in his Lyon parish.


The GOP Congress Is Rushing Wildly Ahead With A Huge Health Care Bill. Again.For what feels like the 1,000th time this year, the Republican Senate is looking to ram through a hugely consequential health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and “replace” it with ... a lot less.


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