Archive | September, 2016

US election 2016: Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter


Donald Trump attacks a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as “disgusting” in a Twitter outburst.

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US protecting Syria jihadist group – Russia’s Lavrov


The US is trying to spare a Syrian jihadist group in case it is needed to unseat the country’s president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.

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Rodrigo Duterte ‘happy to slaughter’ addicts as Hitler did Jews


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte compares his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust, saying he would be happy to kill as many drug addicts as Hitler did Jews.

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US election 2016: Trump accused of Cuba embargo breach


Hillary Clinton says presidential rival Donald Trump appears to have violated US laws, after a report said he broke a trade embargo with Cuba.

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Hoboken train station crash: One dead and dozens hurt in New Jersey


At least one person is killed and dozens are injured, some of them critically, as a commuter train crashes at a railway station in New Jersey.

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Kashmir attack: India ‘launches strikes against militants’


India’s army carries out “surgical strikes” against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.

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Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill ‘a mistake’


The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets “a dangerous precedent”.

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Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill


The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets “a dangerous precedent”.

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Syria: US tells Russia it will end talks if bombing continues


US warns Russia over the bombardment of Aleppo, saying it will suspend co-operation on Syria peace talks unless Moscow stops the assault.

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MH17 missile ‘came from Russia’, Dutch-led investigators say


Prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine say it was hit by a missile from rebel-controlled territory.

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