Israel to allow ICC visit on Gaza war mission

Israel denies all allegations of war crimes by its forces during the 2014 conflict, accusing Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, of using civilians as human shields in order to carry out rocket attacks on Israeli towns. "The Palestinian leadership has provided the ICC with documentation relating to apartheid, illegal settlements in [the] West Bank and East Jerusalem, and crimes associated with the settlement regime", Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq said in a statement.

Here's what's at stake for Trump, Clinton in the home stretch

Coughing and choking became major topics of conversation in the US Presidential election as a new poll showed Republican candidate Donald Trump+ pull fractionally ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton on Labor Day, which generally heralds the final nine-week stretch to Election Day.

Philippines President Expresses 'Regret' For Cursing Obama

At issue are the estimated 2,400 killings committed by police and vigilantes since Duterte was inaugurated June 30. Such a conversation, Duterte told reporters, would prompt him to curse at Obama, using a Filipino phrase "putang ina" which can mean "son of a bitch" or "son of a whore".

Mike Pence to Release Tax Returns Next Week

He said the Trump campaign has always been propelled by a movement of the American people. "We have entire countries in that region of the world and territories that have been compromised by terrorism". "I think it's coming together", he said. In campaign appearances last week, he said Mr. Trump had refused to release his tax returns even though Nixon did.

Philippines leader issues threat to Obama

Republican nominee Donald Trump said he would have refused to meet with Chinese officials if they treated him like they treated Mr. Obama. Obama's visit started on a high note, with the U.S and China consummating their unlikely partnership on climate change by announcing they were both entering the global emissions-cutting deal reached a year ago in Paris.

Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Walks Free After Just 3 Months Behind Bars

Turner was already facing a mandatory sentence of two years in prison, but the judge was able to deviate from mandatory sentencing by finding "unusual circumstances" in Turner's case. The bill (AB 2888) has been criticized as "heavy-handed" by some who advocate on behalf of sexual assault victims and it is opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado

Investigators said Humphrey, 22, and Robertson, 27 - who are considered persons of interest in Harvill's death and are wanted for kidnapping the children - should be regarded as armed and unsafe. There were no known ongoing conflicts between the sisters. A couple suspected of kidnapping three children in California on Sunday, are now in police custody.

Immigration Agenda Nets Trump $5M on Wednesday

But Mr Trump put the number of people he would deport at around two million, suggesting he is including individuals who have committed minor misdemeanours such as speeding. Javier Urbano Reyes, a professor in the department of International Studies at the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City, said he thought Trump gained a little with the meeting but Mexico's president lost a lot.

Missing Climbers-Pakistan story

Four guides - known as porters - have climbed up the mountain and are hoping to look for Dempster and Adamson with binoculars. They planned on five days for the climb and descent.On Monday evening, their Pakistani cook, Ghafoor Abdul, spotted their headlamps roughly halfway up the peak.

Clinton Raised $143 Million in August

Clinton's lead in a head-to-head matchup narrowed to 6 percentage points in the latest poll (48-42 percent) published Wednesday. Forecasting models from the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and Frontloading HQ have Clinton winning 347 electoral votes, which would be slightly better than President Obama's showing against Republican Mitt Romney in 2012.

Brazil's Senate ousts Rousseff in impeachment vote

The Senate voted 61-20 on Wednesday to depose Rousseff and confirm Temer, her vice president-turned-enemy, as the new head of state. She has 30 days to vacate the presidential palace. Temer, 75, came to China for the G20 summit which starts in nearby Hangzhou on Sunday, and is seeking to consolidate his position after senators in Brasilia voted Wednesday to convict Rousseff on charges of having illegally manipulated government accounts.

Poll puts Corbyn even further ahead in Labour leadership race

The Labour leader is using social media to appeal to activists, particularly younger voters, in his fight against challenger Owen Smith. YouGov analysts said stripping out the "don't knows" gives Corbyn a 24 point lead of 62 percent to Smith's 38 percent.

Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off the Coast of New Zealand

A swarm of aftershocks, several of almost 6.0 magnitude, rocked the region for many hours after the initial jolt as coastal residents made their way to high ground by torchlight. The quake comes a day after a 5.7-magnitude quake registered in the same area, 100km northeast of Te Araroa on the North Island's east coast. Gisborne's regional civil defence centre has advised people living along the district's coastline to immediately go to higher ground or as far inland as possible.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards arrest another Iranian-American

More than 13 months after the United States and its partners announced they had reached a landmark agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, a series of disturbing revelations, coupled with Iran's continued belligerence, continues to raise red flags.

Olympics: Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

After Mr Hickey's release from prison today, it released a statement welcoming the move. "It does not seem that his release will pose any obstacle or risk for public order or criminal proceedings", de Almeida ruled. Hickey is also president of the OCI, head of the European Olympic Committees and vice president of the Association of National Olympic Committees. Brazilian police claimed that he facilitated the transfer of Olympics tickets to UK-based THG via the OCI's Authorised Ticket ...

Islamic State's Official Spokesman Abu Muhammad Al Adnani 'Killed' In Aleppo

A statement posted in Aribic and English he was "martyred while surveying the operations to repeal the military campaigns against Aleppo". The announcement came as a U.S. On 29 August Islamic State published a eulogy for al Adnani, whose birth name is Taha Sobhi Falaha, but no further details were given. Al-Adnani was well known for ordering operatives to attack countries participating in the US-led coalition against ISIS.

Vladimir Putin accused of trespassing in West Palm Beach, really!

The manager of the downtown Publix on Rosemary Avenue called police on August 21 asking help removing a man from the patio of the store. A West Palm Beach arrest report said Putin was yelling at store employees and wouldn't leave the store after a manager asked him to multiple times.

Apple must pay Ireland up to 13 bn euros in taxes

Taxes could suddenly become a more important line item to Apple. "Ireland's position remains that the full amount of tax was paid in this case and no state aid was provided", the government in Dublin said in a statement . "It is about which government collects the money". In a response Tuesday, it accused the European Union competition authorities of ignoring global and Irish tax law and seeking to scare foreign investment out of Europe.

FAA Releases New Laws on Drones

The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were created to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a news conference. Drones can carry packages as long as the combined weight of the drone and the load is less than 55 pounds. Users must also pass a test of their aeronautical knowledge administered by the FAA.

Zika Hits Singapore; 41 Cases Reported

Singapore officials armed with protective suits and insecticide spray cans went door-to-door on Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus alarmed the city-state. Infection of a pregnant woman can bring about microcephaly - a condition where the babies head is too small, resulting in stunted brain development - and other deformities.