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US: Alaska’s town entire police department quits

A small isolated population on the edge of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska had no police surveillance for several days after the end of its three agents followed the resignation of the police chief.

The situation that affected the remote community of Sand Point illustrates the continuing challenges of life in rural areas of the vast state, including hiring and retention of workers, according to officials.

Many communities are off the limited road system in Alaska, where living costs can be astronomical and life is far from the comfort of urban centers.

From Sand Point, for example, it can cost more than $ 1000 – the cost of a return ticket to Anchorage, the state’s largest city 600 miles away.

“It is emblematic of small rural Alaska with problems, in particular to attract and retain solid training, especially for this type of specialized positions,” said Bob Griffiths, executive director of the Alaska Police Standards Council.

“It’s not that difficult for communities that have a better financial footing for those who have financial difficulties – as in 90 percent of Alaska’s more rural areas.”

The waivers took place while the city of about 1,000 people swelled to several hundred fishing and commercial processing season. But there were no major problems when agents were missing, officials Sand Point said.

The police rules council helped find an interim police chief who arrived last week to help until the jobs are busy.

Two officers, a married couple, left in early July, citing personal family issues, city administrator Andy Varner said. The third officer left shortly afterwards because his military spouse was transferred out of state.

That left only the chief of police, who chose the long-established holiday in Scotland. Varner and the city council decided that the boss would not work on his return. His last day was July 20.

No official had worked for more than five months. They were new because the city is facing a similar situation earlier this year, while three officers and an outgoing police chief gradually succeeded, said M. Varner.

“It’s difficult in rural Alaska,” he said. “If you are on an island, you can not borrow the following agents from the community.”

But the city was not without the presence of the police in this case. In the exodus of this month, four months of this month, the community had no official.

There were “some calls at number 911, but they were minor,” Varner said in an email.

One representative said that no problem should not be dealt with and that police temporary absence did not matter.

The town’s population was at its peak summer, but newcomers are usually busy working most of the season, said Dana Osterback, a longtime person who manages the Point Tavern Arena.

“I work in a bar and I’ve never had any problems,” he said. “And this is where the most dramatic occur if it’s going to happen.”

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Gunman fires at packed San Francisco park, three wounded

At least one gunman opened fire at a popular San Francisco park filled with families and tourists Thursday, leaving three injured and sending dozens of people to the deck, witnesses and police said.

Police are trying to get at least one gunman fled the scene in Dolores Park, said San Francisco police officer Grace Gatpandan.

San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said one of the victims remained in critical condition Thursday night.

Another man was taken care of and given, he said. The third victim, also a man, is a minor and remains hospitalized, but Andrew gives no other details.

A man who witnessed a gunfight said he was after a half-dozen men covering all except his eyes began to scream and act threatening on the deck ‘a park.

The man, who identified himself only for the San Francisco Chronicle as a hatter, said that many people in the park were confronting the group and approached to make sure everything was fine.

As he approached, someone shouted that the group had guns and a second later one of the men pulled out a pistol and fired at least six rounds, Hatter said.

Two people directly behind him were hit by the bullets. He escaped with an injury, perhaps “shrapnel” in the leg, he said.

“I can usually handle (me) well in these situations, but I was pretty sure that I lost my life,” said the Hatter.

Nearby residence Antonia Juhasz said she was sitting in Dolores Park, when she heard a flurry of shots.

“I saw a person with a gun in the hand dripping,” he said. “I think there were a total of three shots.”

Juhasz, 47, said he saw two people who had been taped. Both were bleeding while emergency workers carried them on stretchers, he said.

San Francisco police advised people to stay away from Dolores Park just after the firing and they lifted board two hours later.

Dolores Park is located on a hill in the Mission area and is a popular destination for locals and tourists who come to soak up the sun and enjoy the views of the city. It is close to a high school.

Juhasz, who lived in the neighborhood for more than 20 years, said the park was full of families and tourists when the shots.

“At first, people do not react completely because it looked like fireworks,” said Juhasz, an independent writer and journalist. “I screamed at people,” This is actually a gun, it’s actually a gun. ”

“It was terrible, especially because people did not react,” he added.

People started running after realizing there were shots, he said.

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Islamic State behind Australian men’s foiled Etihad bomb plot: Police

An Australian sent his brother off-guard Sydney airport to take a flight from Etihad Airways carrying a concealed bomb on the meat switch built in the direction of a commander of the Islamic State police said Friday.

Detail of one of Australia’s most well-known militant plots, police said two men had been charged with terrorist offenses also intended to build a device to release toxic gases in a public area.

High-level military explosives used to construct the bomb were dispatched by Turkey’s air freight as part of a sophisticated plot “inspired and directed” by the militant Islamic State group, said Deputy Commissioner Australian Federal Police, National Security Michael Phelan.

He said the plot was a stretch of Etihad Airways on July 15, but the bomb did not surpass airport security.

“This is one of the most sophisticated plots ever tested on Australian soil,” Phelan said.

Police say one of the men charged Thursday night was in the Islamic state with his brother, whom they said was a senior member of the group in Syria.

The communication between the man and the accused the Islamic State began around April. According to the instructions of the commander of the unidentified Islamic state, the men have built an improvised “improvised electric device.”

One of the brothers of the detainees was unaware that he carried a bomb disguised as meat in his luggage, and tried to keep it at the airport, police said.

“Let’s go as the person who had to carry the IED on the plane had no idea they were going to carry an IED,” Phelan said.

There was “a little conjecture” about what happened next, he said, but it appeared that the defendant left the airport and took the luggage with him. The man’s brother was on the plane and did not return to Australia.

“I want to clarify that he has never come close to the projection … I do not want anyone suggesting … entering the security layers of the airport … because it was not the case … it was not up to him,” Phelan said.

Etihad said in a statement Friday that it had worked closely with the Australian Federal Police’s investigation.

Police arrested four men last week in raids through Sydney, Australia’s largest city. One man was released, while another remains detained without charge under special anti-terrorist laws.

The national media have identified the two men who were accused Khaled Mahmoud Khayat and Khayat, each with two charges of planning a terrorist act. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The men were not asked to post bail at a Friday court hearing, a spokesman for the New South Wales courts said, and bail was formally rejected. His next test on November 14.

US officials, who spoke with Reuters on condition of anonymity, said earlier this week that a foreign intelligence service had intercepted communications between the plotters in Sydney and the Islamic states in Syria.

The authorities refused to identify the foreign intelligence service. Another US official said the flight was for the Gulf.

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Senate confirms 3 Indian-Americans to key US government positions

The Senate unanimously confirmed three American Indians to key government posts, including as a tsunami of the Trump administration over intellectual property – an area of ​​sharp differences between the United States and the United States. And India.

The Senate confirmed Neil Chaterjee as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Vishal Amin as coordinator of the application of intellectual property (IP) in the Trump administration.

Krishna Urs was confirmed as Ambassador of the United States in Peru. An agent of career services abroad since 1986, Urs – after Nikki Haley – is the second Indian-American to be selected for an embassy by the administration.

Haley, South Carolina’s former two-term governor, is the United States ambassador to the United Nations and has a seat in the administration’s cabinet. She is the first American Indian to do so in any presidential administration in the United States.

As the new czar of IP, Amin would be responsible for the enforcement of intellectual property, to strong zone differences between India and the United States. The United States retained India this year on its priority watch list for a “lack of improvement” in intellectual property (IP).

In April, the US We kept India on its priority watch list for “lack of improvement” in the context of intellectual property. However, India had called the report of a unilateral movement of the United States. The minister is currently lead counsel for the House Judiciary Committee.

“Vishal Amin was a valued member of my staff and will continue to be a tireless advocate on behalf of American innovators and designers,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

He previously served in the administration of President George W. Bush as Associate Director of Domestic Policy and the Department of Commerce as Special Assistant and Associate Director of Policy at the Secretary’s Office, the White House said.

Chatterjee, now energy policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has over the years played a key role in enacting important energy, road and agricultural legislation.

“Chatterjee has extensive knowledge of many important federal issues facing our industry and our customers are facing,” said Tom Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute Institute (EEI).

Prior to serving McConnell, he worked as a manager of government relations for the National Electric Cooperative Association. Rurale.Urs is currently in charge of the business of the United States Embassy in Madrid, Spain, where he was also Deputy Chief of Mission.

Urs has specialized in economic issues and has developed extensive political experience in the Andean region of South America. He also served in seven US embassies in high-level positions in Washington, DC.

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Cabinet of new Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in

The cabinet of Pakistan’s new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi oath on Friday with media reports that Khawaja Asif was appointed full-time prime minister from abroad 2013.

President Mamnoon Hussain took the oath to new members at a ceremony at the President’s House in Islamabad.

The new Council of Ministers has retained many familiar faces, some of the new leaders were included as ministers and ministers of state.

There was some confusion as to the size of the cabinet, while the PTV state said it included 28 ministers and 18 ministers, while Geo TV reported that 28 ministers and 19 ministers were sworn in.

There is still no official announcement in the portfolios.

According to press reports, the portfolios of several ministers of Nawaz Sharif’s previous dispensation have changed.

Khawaja Asif was reportedly appointed full-time prime minister from abroad in 2013, when the Pakistan Muslim-Nawaz League party came to power.

Asif had the double burden of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Water and Energy in the previous government.

Ahsan Iqbal was appointed Minister of the Interior and former Commerce Minister Dastigir Khurrum Khan received the Defense portfolio.

However, the powerful former Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan was excluded from the new cabinet when he refused to join because of differences with the party leadership, according to reports.

Ishaq Dar has kept the Finance portfolio, despite orders from the Supreme Court to save corruption cases against him.

Daniyal Aziz, Talal Chaudhry Arshad Leghari and Junaid Anwar Chaudhry were among the new faces to take the oath.

Two days ago, Prime Minister Abbasi had delayed the formation of the cabinet after meeting Sharif in Murree’s residence of the expelled prime minister.

Sharif remained in Murree since leaving the official residence earlier this week after the Supreme Court disqualified in the Panama documents scandal.

The transition to the new cabinet took exactly seven days since Sharif’s fall on July 28.

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China resorting to ‘coercive practices’ to achieve goals: CIA

China uses more “coercive and assertive practices” to achieve its goals in the Asia-Pacific region, as it is in the famous South China Sea, a foreign US intelligence service said.

About The Michael Collins, Deputy Assistant Director of the East Asian Mission Center’s Central Intelligence Agency, arrived as the Pentagon said yesterday that a surveillance plane to the US Navy. Sunday was intercepted by two Chinese J-10 fighters in a “dangerous” sea of ​​disputed eastern China.

China and Japan, a long-time US ally, have competing needs for a chain of islands in the East China Sea. Tensions flashed repeatedly on the Senkaku Islands, which Beijing claims as the Diaoyu Islands.

China has also been blocked in territorial disputes with several of its other neighbors in the South China Sea, some of whom are claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Some islands were heavily militarized with significant land reclamation efforts, prompting protests from several countries, including the United States – which carry out “freedom of navigation” operations in China’s claimed waters.

The Aspen Institute’s 2017 Safety Forum, Collins said: “They (China) are increasingly using assertive and coercive practices to achieve their goals, which we disagree with and that other members fall region.

And so, for us to understand issues such as North Korea, South China Sea, trade, how the Chinese approach these problems, we must be aware of it.

However, he said the Chinese behavior “does not mean” that the United States and China were headed for war in the region.

“They do not want to rebound in East Asia, and they need a stable and strong relationship with the United States and the international community to the economic needs and technology they need to advance in their country,” said Collins.

“We have to be aware of what they are facing inside … and they must remain the safest, to do that they need stability and close and keep in touch with the United States,” said the CIA chief.

While Collins did not refer to the deadlock between India and China as in the Sikkim sector, the Japanese ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae led India to the image.

“We continue to develop a network of alliances and a network of friends, between ASEAN and India today,” he said.

“China’s ambition is not limited to emulating with the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.

It is not only for economic ambition is the most strategic ambition. They want to compete with the United States, “he said.

“Obviously, I think this dream is like the 12th and 13th Ming Dynasty. They came to the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.

I think it’s the area they could have are deep in their minds, “he said, responding to a question about China’s One Way Belt (OBOR) initiative.

The OBOR is an ambitious plan of China to connect the country of Africa and Europe through several trade corridors.

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China’s economic corridor is pushing Pakistan towards an economic nightmare

There is a fairy tale story that said Islamabad behind the yellow brick of the economic corridor between China and Pakistan (CPEC), which finds prosperity in the embrace of Beijing.

The plot indicates that Chinese funds flow to Pakistan and help modernize Pakistan’s infrastructure; This, in turn, is the beginning of a boom period for the national economy of Pakistan, part of which stems from the ability to export more.

Although Pakistan’s external debt and even the current account deficit can increase significantly for the first time since the capital and the Chinese mechanism, all this will be an investment in capacity-building and provide future returns that will outweigh The down payment.

Trade figures for the first half of 2016 show that imports from China to Pakistan increased by almost 30%. This reflects a huge generator of impulse power supplies, construction equipment and mining and machinery – more or less than would be expected from the previous scenario.

However, there was an 8% decline in Pakistan’s exports to China – a surprise given improved transport connections between the two countries. Islamabad publicly accused Pakistan’s export barriers that Beijing has launched and a free trade agreement with Pakistan, questioning Beijing’s motives in building the corridor.

Chinese imports have contributed to an increase in Pakistan’s trade deficit: the increase was up to 77.34% in March, the year of the year. Worse still, Pakistan’s current account deficit has increased by 121% between July and February.

Pakistan is moving towards a current account deficit as a percentage of GDP, or twice that of India. The deficit is also remarkable given the billions of Chinese investment assumed that it would enter the country with the broker.

In fact, FDI in Pakistan over the same eight-month period was less than $ 1.3 billion, noting the corridor is financed through debt or through intra-China transfers.

Some Pakistani economists are already worried about what this might mean. Estimates show that Pakistan will have to pay $ 90 billion in China over the next 30 years because of the corridor.

It is not impossible, as Pakistan attracts capital and exports more during this time. The current export figures and FDI, however, show no evidence.

So far, the benefits seem to accumulate only on the balance side of Beijing. If this trend continues as CPEC grows and develops, the tale Pakistan can slowly become a horror film.

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MPs are locked out of their email accounts after hackers tried to guess their passwords

MPs are locked out of their email accounts after hackers tried to guess their passwords

MPs are locked out of their email accounts after hackers tried to guess their passwords

The British Parliament blocked MPs and peers out of their own email accounts after the hackers tried to guess their passwords and gain access.

The House of Commons issued two statements confirming the attack and lockout of the accounts over the weekend, and we saw the attack reported by the BBC.

The attack took place on Saturday and some MPs could not access emails all weekend from anywhere outside of Westminster.

Pirated pirates have attempted a “brute force” attack, where they try to guess passwords by mistake and error. The lower your password, the easier it is to enter your account.

On Saturday, a parliamentary spokesman said the IT team had discovered “unauthorized access attempts to users of the parliamentary network” and blocked remote access as a precautionary measure. To be clear: it was not pirates who blocked MPs out of their accounts.

The problem could affect anyone with emails on the domain. Although this affects the electoral addresses of the riding for Prime Minister and cabinet ministers, they are conducting more sensitive ministerial affairs on the domain, sources told Sky News.

On Sunday, the House of Commons press office issued an updated statement indicating that the attack had affected less than 90 e-mail accounts. The IT team is still investigating whether the pirates have access to something useful, but both Houses of Parliament will meet as usual today.

The press office blamed the few compromised accounts on “weak passwords that do not comply with guidance” by the Parliament’s IT services.

The National Cyber ​​Security Center, set up to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure from attacks, is also involved. He said in a statement: “The NCSC is aware of an incident and works 24 hours a day with the British parliamentary digital security team to understand what happened and advise on the necessary mitigation measures.”

Some MPs still can not access their emails remotely. Politician Plaid Cymru, Hywel Williams, said he was not able to read messages, instead of accessing a “blank screen”. He added that he had been told “no information has been stolen”.

The British security services believe that another state could be behind the attack, such as Russia, according to The Sunday Times. But a security source also said it was difficult to attribute the attack to a single culprit.

Some MPs also told the paper that they were worried about the prospect of blackmail if the pirates managed to access the accounts of politicians.

But other MPs have shed light on Twitter. Labor MP Wes Streeting wrote: “I’m not sure what they expected to find: 38-degree messages, newspaper demands and MPs bragging about committee elections.”

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Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims in Kashmir to ‘repudiate oppressors’

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims in Kashmir to 'repudiate oppressors'

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims in Kashmir to ‘repudiate oppressors’

The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, arrived at the bombings in Bahrain, Yemen, Kashmir, which took place during the holy month of Ramadan, saying that the Muslim world must “express its contempt against the oppressors.” Khamenei made the comments during the Eid ul-Fitr prayers at the Great Musha in Tehran.
While this is not a verified Twitter account, Iranian online news aggregator Ahlulbayt news agency (ABNA) says the Iranian leader to statements.

The website associated with the account,, says Khamenei advised Muslim countries to take a clear position on issues in the Muslim world, even if it causes “arrogant individuals dissatisfaction.”

His speech focused on blood booming during the holy month, “Islamic nations are covered in wounds: conflicts in Yemen, Bahrain, problems in all Islamic countries, are major injuries in the body of Islam.

The world of Islam must explicitly support the people of Yemen and express their disdain against the oppressors who attacked the people in a horrible way during the month of Ramadan. ”

As for Kashmir, he continued: “It is the same for the people of Bahrain and Kashmir our people can support this great movement in the world of Islam.

Just as we express our position explicitly against enemies and adversaries, the world of Islam – especially the elites within it – must follow this path and take a position of pleasing God at all, even if it causes discontent in front arrogant. ”

As News18 reports, Khamenei’s comments come at an opportune moment. These comments come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC.

Trump sees Iran under the present government under Hassan Rouhani as opposed to the interests of the United States. “Rouhani also openly denounced the Trump administration.The resurgence of riots in the valley also adds to the inflammatory nature of these comments.

This is not the first time that Khamenei referred to the Kashmir issue. In May 1990, it was reported on their website: “Look at how everyone in the Muslim community there is treated much harder than others.

Kashmir is a contemporary example of this. Muslims to talk about their rights. Anyone who is informed that Kashmir crossroads, knows that Kashmiri Muslims express only truth and justice.

Those who have the Calient an unjust cause. Those who attack are those who do the wrong action. Unfortunately, the world is watching all this cool. “

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Syed Salahuddin being named ‘global terrorist’ by US is 25 years too late: Hizbul Mujahideen has long breached India

Syed Salahuddin being named 'global terrorist' by US is 25 years too late: Hizbul Mujahideen has long breached India

Syed Salahuddin being named ‘global terrorist’ by US is 25 years too late: Hizbul Mujahideen has long breached India

An audio recording appeared in Kashmir where three militants taking part in a meeting in Kakapora last week told a worker on the ground that they did not want the Pakistani flag at their funeral. Apparently it was just before the forces fell into the house, killing three.

This recording is one more among the many flaws in the current very worrisome Kashmiri winds that indicate that the United States moved to the top of the list of Hizb-ul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin, as a “global terrorist”, that is, is Like closing the stable door after the horse has escaped.

Without a doubt, the announcement of the United States is a good initiative. The point was that he was a useful spin as if he had arrived there a quarter of a century, when the salahuddin hale successfully transformed Hizbulin backpack Pakistan in Kashmir.

At this point, Salahuddin struggling to maintain its relevance among young Hizbul operators in the valley.

The flavor of the day is Zakir ‘Musa’, which is now associated with Al Qaeda and the Taliban a new group called Kashmir since it was withdrawn from Hizbul last month. Musa was named “commander” Hizbul after Burhan Wani, a month after he died in June last year.

Salahuddin was almost certainly no more than rubber stamp to soften. These decisions are made by the brass ISI.

The ground moved very quickly on the ground, however, away from Pakistan. Most children and their teenage activist fans seem to be rooted Musa. For many of them, it really means sacking Pakistan by the kind of the most radical Panislamism.

Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed SalahudFile the image of Hizbul leader Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin. Nouvelles18
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The fact is that the US Has allowed his Secretary of State, Robin Raphel, to act as hoarse cheerleader of Kashmir militancy in 1993-1994, when he ruled the Hizbul refuge at the corner of Kashmir under the command of Salahuddin.

This is Syed Ali Shah Geelani who dispatched the Hizbul Salahuddin to take control in March 1990. Geelani had reached an agreement with ISI and Pakistan-Jamaica Islamic leadership in Kathmandu in January 1990.

The United States was undoubtedly aware of what was happening. The US researcher Robert Wirsing respected reveals in a 1994 book that the creation of Pakistan had decided earlier this month (January 1990) at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to abandon JKLF focused on independence in favor of Islamists and Pro Hizbulisme Pakistan.

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