Category Archives: International

Trump and Clinton face off in first TV debate tonight

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Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time tonight in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history.

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Iran Introduces Credit Cards For First Time

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Iran introduced credit cards for the first time , the cards will be offered with limits of approximately 3,000, 10,000 and 15,000 dollars and can be used for purchases in shops or online.
In January, world powers had lifted sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions.

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014

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Yahoo Inc said on Thursday information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a “state-sponsored actor.”
The data stolen may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and hashed passwords but may not have included unprotected passwords, payment card data or bank account information, the company said.
“The investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo’s network,” the company said. Yahoo said it was working with law enforcement on the matter.

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the victims of floods in the Indonesian island of Java.
His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to President Joko. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.

State of emergency declared in Charlotte as new protests erupt , at least 7 people injured 

USA : North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in Charlotte on Wednesday night after violent new protests over the police shooting of a black man erupted in the heart of downtown, leaving one man shot and critically wounded. The shooting Wednesday night occurred as protesters waded into the streets and began streaming toward downtown hotels while police in riot gear fired tear gas and attempted to block their progress.

Duterte responds to criticism from EU: ‘F*** you’!

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Philippines : President Duterte remained on the warpath against critics of his campaign against illegal drugs, ridiculing the European Union (EU) this time for criticizing the extrajudicial killings in the country. ” EU now have the gall to condemn it. I repeat it , f*** you,” he said , flashing the dirty finger to stress his point. Duterte has assailed the EU and the United States for being adversarial toward his administration. He said the US government is hypocritical over the issue of human rights abuses when Americans have launched wars where many people have killed.