Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

Charlotte, NC – September 18, 2016: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field at Bank of America Stadium with his fist up in the air after their game against the Panthers.(Gerry Melendez for ESPN) NEW YORK, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S.

Small N.Korean quake likely natural, not nuclear test – experts

BEIJING/SEOUL, (Reuters) – A small earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not manmade, the nuclear proliferation watchdog and a South Korean official said, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.

T&T relief supplies reach Dominica

(Trinidad Express) T&T Coast Guard vessel TTS MORUGA CG 27 arrived in Dominica on Thursday with approximately 2.28 tonnes of food items donated and collected from various stakeholders at locations throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

‘Unfit’ Uber stripped of London licence

LONDON, (Reuters) – London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S.

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx (Reuters photo)   NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using “chilli and stun grenades” to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – The United States said yesterday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.

Spanish police raid Catalan government to halt banned referendum

MADRID/BARCELONA,  (Reuters) – Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials yesterday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration.

California sues Trump administration over border wall

SAN FRANCISCO,  (Reuters) – California filed a lawsuit yesterday over the Trump administration’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president’s key campaign promises.

Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – Myanmar’s vice president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country’s Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently fled, have been instructed to take “full measures” to avoid collateral damage and harming innocent civilians.

…CDEMA gears up for complex Dominica mission

(Barbados Nation) The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has mobilised its resources for what is expected to be a difficult and complex operation in Dominica following Monday night’s direct hit by Hurricane Maria.

T&T mobilising for Dominica aid

(Trinidad Express) With telecommunications destroyed on the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica, one of the only means of getting word out to the world is from amateur Ham radio operators.

China offers support to Myanmar at UN amid Rohingya crisis

BEIJING,  (Reuters) – China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and opposes recent violent attacks in the country’s Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.N.