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Minister: Japan to increase activities in South China Sea

The ministry didn't say exactly where the drills would be held in the South China Sea, the site of heated territorial disputes between China and its Southeast Asian neighbours. It also agreed to provide two large patrol ships and lend up to five used surveillance aircraft to the Philippines, another country at odds with China over sovereignty issues in the South China Sea.

Britain's UKIP elects Diane James new leader amid acrimony

Diane James has been unveiled as Ukip's new leader at the party's conference in Bournemouth this afternoon (16 September). He said: "Not only are there millions of people out there who feel loyal to us, but I don't think that the harvest of votes that we could potentially get from the Labour Party has really even started yet".

Boy, 13, fatally shot by police after pulling out BB gun

A 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio , was allegedly in possession of a BB gun that was almost an exact replica of a police firearm, according to the city's mayor and police. The family said in a statement released by a Columbus law firm that it retained to investigate the shooting that "numerous witness accounts are in direct conflict with the officer's version of events".

Brazilian ex-President Silva charged in corruption probe

The development comes two weeks after Dilma Rousseff, his political protege, was removed from office over a separate scandal. As he has repeatedly insisted, Silva said that he was innocent and had nothing to do with a kickback scheme centered at state-oil company Petrobras .

Black lives matter protesters chain themselves together on London City airport runway

Flights were canceled at an airport in London after a protest against air pollution, undertaken by Black Lives Matter, blocked a runway on Tuesday morning, reports the online site of the newspaper The Independent. "Black people are the first to die, not the first to fly, in this racist climate crisis", the statement said. Climate change effects are not limited to black people, she said, but "it is communities in the global south that bear the brunt of the consequences of climate change, ...

Luxembourg foreign minister urges excluding Hungary from EU

Anyone who builds fences to stem the flow of refugees or limits press freedoms and the independence of the judiciary , as Hungary has been accused of doing, should be temporarily or permanently "excluded from the EU", warned the foreign minister.

Arizona Rep. Grijalva Heading to Standing Rock in Solidarity Against DAPL

The company Energy Transfer Partners thought it had all the approval it needed to build the 1172 mile-long, $3.78 billion pipeline. Still, over the weekend protesters continued to stream into camps set up near the construction site. A joint statement from the Army and the Departments of Justice and the Interior said construction bordering or under Lake Oahe would not go forward and asked the Texas-based pipeline builder, Energy Transfer Partners, to stop work 20 miles to the east and west ...

Bayern routs Champions League debutant Rostov for new record

The Italian maestro can make history by becoming the first trainer to win the Champions League (or European Cup in old money) with three different clubs. Rostov had never before played in the group stage of a UEFA competition and the Russian runner-up was counting on its defense, the meanest in the Russian league last season, to keep Bayern's attack at bay.

Sturgeon launches new Scottish independence drive

The survey also looks at the Scottish Parliament, which gives some better news for Ms Sturgeon's SNP . Speaking at a gathering of SNP politicians in Stirling, Sturgeon admitted the case for independence had "not yet been won", and launched an online consultation to help her party understand how Scots feel about leaving the UK.

Trump condemns Clinton's 'deplorables' label on his backers

Clinton said half of Trump's supporters appeared to be racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, or Islamophobic. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. The head of the Republican National Committee is describing Hillary Clinton's description of Donald Trump supporters as "insulting". Of course, while Clinton is taking heat for her comment, Trump's brand is controversy.

We're not against Muslims, biryani samples contained beef: Anil Vij

The police, however, maintain that neither the women nor their families had mentioned these allegations earlier. He said, "the main motive seems to have been rape". Gau Sewa Aayog Chairperson Bhani Ram Mangla and Deputy Inspector General of Police Bharti Arora have directed the Mewat Police to launch a crackdown on meat shops, hotels and roadside vendors across the Haryana district to ensure that they do not sell beef ahead of Bakri Eid.

Syria Truce Begins at Sundown, Russia to Use Drones to Monitor Ceasefire

A nationwide ceasefire agreement in Syria brokered by Russian Federation and the United States has come into effect. The ministry said Moscow would continue its own air strikes against Islamic State and the militant group formerly known as Nusra Front.

New poll shows presidential race a 'dead heat' in Texas

In a four-way race with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Trump is up four, as noted in the Real Clear Politics average of daily tracking polls . Clinton now enjoys 48 percent support while Trump maintains 42 percent - the same margin as last week. They are more apt than others to favor building a wall along the entire border with Mexico (54 percent compared with 41 percent overall) and deporting all immigrants living in the USA illegally (43 ...

Trudeau arrives in China for first official visit

But his trip is also meant to help Canadian businesses gain greater market access to China's growing middle class, encourage Chinese capital investment in Canada, and attract big-spending Chinese tourists and university students to Canada. The poll results echo Mr. Trudeau's parallel messaging in the lead-up to his eight-day trip to China, in which he said he would address issues of human rights and democracy even as he tried to boost Canadian exports to China.

UN Security Council issues joint statement on North Korea missile tests

The press statement urged all United Nations member states "to redouble their efforts" to implement sanctions against Pyongyang, including the toughest measures in two decades imposed by the council in March. " North Korea needs to know that provocations will only invite more pressure and further deepen its isolation", Obama told reporters after meeting Park in Vientiane .

Three things that went wrong for Tide in Week 2

The Crimson Tide will be taking on the Ole Miss Rebels, in what should be a great test for them. In 2015, Alabama held six opponents to 10 points or less and recorded two shutouts. 5 Wolverines' victory over Central Florida. "I still think that we need to play two quarterbacks to try to gain the experience and knowledge and consistency that we need to see", Saban told reporters in reference to Hurts and Barnett.

At least 23 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire

More than 50 people were injured in the explosion, said the official, adding all the injured people were rushed to different local hospitals. It took firefighters almost five hours to bring Saturday's blaze under control. An investigation into the fire has been launched by Bangladesh's factory inspection department. The collapse of a massive factory in Dhaka in 2013 killed over 1,100 people and led to an agreement to improve safety standards in the region.

'IS-inspired' Australian man charged with terrorism

New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn said Khan and Mr Greenhalgh did not know each and said the attack was deliberate. When the police arrived Mr Khan attempted to allegedly stab an officer through the vehicle window before he was pinned down by police and taken into custody.

Armed men enter gurdwara in Britain, police cordon building

Officers believe some of the men are armed with "bladed items". Superintendent David Gardner said the "contained" incident was "an escalation of a local dispute". The Sikh community has reacted furiously and are now organizing protests at local police stations to highlight the completely disproportionate response to the peaceful protesters, who were sat cross-legged meditating.

US, Japan scramble for 'strongest' sanctions against North Korea

The threat of sanctions came in the wake of North Korea's latest nuclear test on Friday after it set off its most powerful nuclear explosion to date, and announcing that they now have the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile. President Park Geun-hye, who is cutting short her overseas trip to Laos, condemned the test, saying that its provocation would only invite stronger worldwide sanctions, deeper isolation and hasten its self-destruction.

United Nations to Begin Work on New North Korea Sanctions

But since that measure was adopted, North Korea has carried out 21 ballistic missile launches, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said, describing those tests and Pyongyang's second nuclear detonation this year as "more than brazen defiance".

Israeli warplanes strike Syrian regime posts in Golan

Since the signing of a 1974 disengagement agreement between Syria and Israel, a cease-fire line has separated the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from a Syria-administered buffer zone. Netanyahu said the presence of ancient synagogues in the Golan Heights showed that the territory, with a population of about 50,000, had been "an integral part of the Land of Israel since ancient times", and that it remained an integral part of modern Israel.

South Korea investigating possible North Korea nuclear test

This was the biggest and most powerful yet - leading to South Korean President Park Geun-hye labeling Kim Jong Un's regime "fanatically reckless". Tim Kaine, said Clinton would rely on sanctions and pressure from other nations to help control North Korea.

Turkey says 3 of its soldiers killed in IS attack

Last month Turkey launched an operation inside Syria , targeting both the IS and Kurdish rebels. In Syria , IS has lost the border town of Jarablus, a major crossing point, to Turkish-backed Syrian rebels. "We need to show we are present in the region", said Erdogan. Ankara would not object, Erdogan said. His comments came after two volatile weeks around the Syrian-Turkish border.

Modi, Xi Jinping agree to put ties on the right path

Responding to Modi's veiled reference towards Pakistan at worldwide fora this week that "one single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror in countries of our region", Zakaria said: "India is in fact that single nation". "This is the preparation of a terrifying war". "The issue will be raised because of it has direct links with incidents of terrorism in Pakistan", he added.

Syrian opposition says Assad must leave six months into transition

The opposition hopes new talks would result in an 18-month transition that would see Syria governed by a transitional body made up of opposition figures, current government representatives and members of civil society, according to a 25-page blueprint.

Aust to focus on EU trade deal: Ciobo

Australia, which now has a free trade deal with the European Union, has said it wants to move quickly to negotiate direct arrangements with the UK. The minister is in London for talks with worldwide trade secretary Liam Fox, and told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that discussions with the European Union about a new agreement will take preference.

Trump raises possibility of eventual legal status for illegal immigrants

Reversing that calculus would cause many to go home. "It was discussed that it wouldn't be discussed, but they know my stance and I know their stance", he said. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. The suggestion that illegal aliens must be kept out of the country because they have an innate tendency to be more violent and homicidal than the average native-born American is wrong.

Markets Right Now: US stocks turn higher at midday

Shareholders of the Canadian acquirer will own about 57 percent of the combined company, which will be called Enbridge Inc . Enbridge CEO and president Al Monaco, who will keep his roles, said in a statement that the company has been focused on identifying opportunities for the past two years that would extend and diversify its asset base and sources of growth beyond 2019.

Philippines President Expresses 'Regret' For Cursing Obama

About 900 people linked to drugs have been killed in police operations since July 1 and a further 1,500 have been classified as "deaths under investigation", a term human rights activists in the Philippines say is a euphemism for extrajudicial killings.