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29  septembre     23h58
McCarthy rejects Senate spending bill while scrambling for a House plan that averts a shutdown
   With the deadline for government funding approaching, a government shutdown seems likely as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy refuses to take up Senate legislation. The House and Senate are pursuing different paths to avert the shutdown, with the Senate working on a bipartisan measure to fund the...
Emergency declared in New York City as torrential rain floods subways, roads, basements
   Dangerous and life threatening torrential rain caused widespread disruptions in the New York City area. Roads were closed, subway services were disrupted, and basements were overwhelmed. The city experienced a month’s worth of rain in just three hours, and more heavy rainfall is expected. New York...
More refugees to come from Latin America, Caribbean under Biden’s new 125,000 refugee cap
   The Biden administration plans to admit more refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean next year, as the number of migrants arriving at the US southern border continues to rise. The administration aims to admit , to , refugees from the region, compared to this year’s goal of , ....
Israel, Saudi moving towards ’framework’ for deal: US
   Israel and Saudi Arabia are reportedly moving towards a historic deal to normalize relations, according to the White House. President Joe Biden is aiming to secure recognition of Israel by Saudi Arabia, a significant step in transforming the Middle East. The United States has been urging its allies...
Michigan judge to decide whether Oxford High School shooter gets life in prison or chance at parole
   A decision will be made on Friday regarding whether the teenager who killed four students at Oxford High School in Michigan will be sentenced to life in prison or given a chance for parole in the future. The shooter was at the time, and while first degree murder carries an automatic life...
Republicans reject own funding bill, US government shutdown imminent
   Hardline Republicans in the US House rejected a bill to temporarily fund the government, leading to a partial shutdown of federal agencies starting on Sunday. The bill proposed by the House leader would have funded the government for days but included spending cuts and immigration restrictions...
Prosecutors charge suspect in 1996 shooting of US rapper
   A former gang leader, Duane Keffe D Davis, has been indicted for the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur, marking a breakthrough in the case that has remained unsolved for three decades. Davis, who was arrested on Friday, had previously admitted his involvement in the shooting in interviews and his...
Western group to ask UN body to investigate Sudan atrocities - document
   The United States, Britain, Norway, and Germany plan to propose a motion to the UN Human Rights Council for an investigation into alleged atrocities in Sudan. The violence in Sudan has escalated, and West Darfur has been particularly affected, with ethnically motivated attacks resulting in hundreds...
European countries smash September temperature records
   Austria, France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland announced their hottest Septembers on record on Friday, in a year expected to be the warmest in human history as climate change accelerates.The unseasonably warm weather in Europe came after the EU climate monitor said earlier this month that global...
Vladimir Putin says convicts killed in Ukraine paid debt to society
   President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that Russian prisoners who died in Ukraine had redeemed themselves in the eyes of society. They are dead, Putin said during a televised meeting, referring to prisoners who died in Ukraine.
More than a quarter of US Senate calls on Russia to release US reporter
   The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has called for the immediate release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich from Russia. Gershkovich has been detained for six months on spying charges that he denies. The resolution, supported by senators, highlights Gershkovich’s ongoing...
Brazil’s president Lula enters a hospital to undergo hip replacement surgery
   Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been admitted to the hospital for hip replacement surgery. The procedure is not expected to disrupt his activities significantly, and he is expected to return to the presidential palace early next week. Lula, , will remain president during his...
Italy says migrants must go to charity boats’ home nations
   Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani has demanded that migrants rescued at sea be sent to the countries supporting NGO charities. Tajani’s statement came after Berlin confirmed its financial support for three German NGOs operating in the Mediterranean. Italy has taken in a significant number of...
Proud Boys member who disappeared ahead of his sentencing in the January 6 attack has been arrested
   A member of the Proud Boys extremist group, Christopher Worrell, who went missing before his sentencing for his involvement in the US Capitol riot, has been arrested by the FBI. Worrell was on house arrest in Florida when he disappeared. Prosecutors were seeking a year sentence for his...
Russia hosts Taliban talks as it seeks regional influence
   Russia hosted talks with Taliban leaders in an effort to establish ties with the new rulers of Afghanistan and assert its influence in the region. Following the withdrawal of US forces, Russia and China have engaged with the Taliban despite their differences. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov...
Crackdown on Afghan residents in Pakistan triggers alarm
   A crackdown on Afghan residents in Pakistan has caused disruption and uncertainty in the community. Many Afghans, including a young bride, have been affected by the arrests. The crackdown specifically targets those lacking legal status, with authorities citing escalating crime rates and inadequate...
US-Saudi defence pact tied to Israel deal, Palestinian demands put aside
   Saudi Arabia is determined to secure a military pact with the United States that would require the US to defend the kingdom in return for opening ties with Israel. The pact would not require congressional backing and could resemble treaties the US has with Asian states or the US agreement with...
No current talks with Taliban, Afghanistan’s Massoud says, promising guerrilla warfare
   Ahmad Massoud, the exiled leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan NRF , stated that there are no negotiations with the Taliban for a peace settlement. He vowed to increase guerrilla warfare to force the Taliban to the negotiating table. Massoud emphasized that the Taliban would only...
Mississippi River near historic lows, grain exports at risk
   A key stretch of the lower Mississippi River dropped this week to within inches of its lowest ever level and is expected to remain near historic lows just as the busiest US grain export season gets underway, according to the National Weather Service.
Teen arrested under suspicion of cutting ’Robin Hood’ fame tree
   A year old boy has been arrested in connection with the felling of a famous tree in England. The year old Sycamore Gap tree, located near Hadrian’s Wall, was a popular tourist attraction and featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The tree was found cut down after a storm,...