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Update: Tue, Sep 19 2017    

Man who posted dead body image in wake of Grenfell fire - shocked' by jail term

A man jailed for posting pictures of a dead body on Facebook in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has said he regrets his actions but was shocked to be jailed for three months. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, told BBC Newsnight he knew it was "morally wrong" to take pictures of the loosely covered corpse hours after the blaze struck the block of flats in Kensington in June.

US: No need yet to shoot down North Korean missiles

The US has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens American or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us", defence secretary Jim Mattis has said. He also said, without elaborating, that the Trump administration had military options against North Korea that would not put Seoul at risk.

Abuses' against Rohingya Muslims must end, Boris Johnson tells Burma

Boris Johnson has sought to step up pressure on Burma's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority. The Foreign Secretary joined representatives of the United States, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Sweden and Denmark to raise the issue with Burma's national security adviser on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Hurricane Maria grows, threatens storm-battered Caribbean

14, 2017 photo provided by Guillermo Houwer on Saturday, Sept. 16, shows storm damage to the Biras Creek Resort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

Irishman Ibrahim Halawa acquitted of all charges over Egypt protests

Due to procedures within the Egyptian judicial and prison authorities, it is unlikely the Irishman will be released immediately, however. The student and son of a prominent Muslim cleric in Dublin, Sheikh Hussein Halawa, was jailed after being detained in a mosque near Ramses Square in Cairo four years ago amid protests over the removal of president Mohamed Morsi.

Tory Leavers back Johnson insisting UK should not pay for European market access

Boris Johnson has received the backing of prominent Tory Leavers ahead of showdown talks with Theresa May for insisting Britain should not pay for access to the European market after Brexit. The Foreign Secretary is at the United Nations in New York, where he is expected to meet the Prime Minister later this week amid recriminations over his blueprint for a so-called "hard" Brexit.

Scottish independence issue needs de-coupling from Brexit - " David Mundell

The question of Scottish independence needs to be de-coupled from Brexit, the Scottish Secretary has said three years on from the referendum. During a trade trip to South America, the Scottish Secretary called on the UK and Scottish governments to move on from "the issue that divided our country so badly" and work closer together on Brexit.

Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbean

The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already coping with the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, such as St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda.

Pakistan ex-PM's wife wins his parliament seat: unofficial

Climate Change minister Mushahid Ullah Khan says Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League party won the crucial by-election Sunday by securing 61,254 votes for the seat for the eastern city of Lahore. She defeated key rival Tahreek-e-Insaf party's candidate Dr. Yasmin Rashid.

UK troops help - fix' home wrecked by Irma

A couple who lost their home when Hurricane Irma ravaged the British Virgin Islands have been helped by UK troops to try and rebuild their house. Dorothy Nibbs, 59, and her husband Alvin, 73, were left without anywhere to live after the storm destroyed their property in Road Town, Tortola.

UK threat level lowered from highest terror alert after Parsons Green arrests

The UK's threat level has been lowered from critical to severe after two people were arrested in connection with the terror attack on Parsons Green. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said police had made good progress in the investigation as she announced the country had been removed from the highest terror alert.

North Korea WW3 final warning: Trump signs off plan to Take do...

Pyongyang has warned Washington they face a "horrible nuclear strike" as tensions reach an all-time high in the Korean Peninsula. Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in agreed a new plan to end the North's nuclear programme in a phone-call today.

Bangladesh places restrictions on Rohingya refugees from Burma

Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday took steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Burma whose military chief maintained the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed with more than 400,000 Rohingya who fled their homes in the last three weeks amid a crisis the UN describes as ethnic cleansing.

Hurricane Irma: What are the UK's duties towards the Caribbean territories?

Hurricane Irma unleashed devastation on the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos and Anguilla as what was the most powerful storm in years to hit the region ravaged the Caribbean last week. Damage to homes, businesses and buildings remains widespread after the category five weather system caused chaos and destroyed much of what was in its path.

Hamas Says it Accepts Reconciliation Demands

The Hamas militant group on Sunday said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to clear the way for a reconciliation deal after a 10-year rift that has left the Palestinians divided between two governments. In a statement issued overnight, Hamas said it was "responding to the generous Egyptian efforts, which reflect the Egyptian desire to end the split and achieve reconciliation, and based on our desire to achieve national unity."

UK makes 'significant' bomb arrest but attack seen imminent

Armed police provide security before the English Premier League soccer match at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England, Saturday Sept. 16, 2017.

The Latest: Iraqi PM: Op to 1,260 civilians killed in Mosul

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.