Pertinent Asian and Middle East news to be read in two minutes or less.
- Duterte clarifies: ‘Will separate with U. S. but not severe ties.
- Massive crowds sing in royal tribute to departed Thailand King.
- Group leader of Bangladesh cafe attack in July dies during arrest.
- U.S. warships maneuver near disputed South China Sea islands.
- Russian FM Lovrov suspects West is aiding Al Nusa to topple Assad.
- China slams U.S. for provocative activity near disputed territory.
- ISIS attacks Kirkuk as diversion to coalition’s Mosul offensive.
- ISIS suicide bomber kills 13 workers in Kirkuk power station, others
- Airstrike north of Kirkuk kills 15 women, wounds dozen others.
- Jihadist sniper kills Iraqi journalist six other as Kirkuk attack ends.
- Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Iraq to review Mosul progress.
- Saudi led coalition blames Hounti rebels for breaking the ceasefire.
- Belgium: EU-Canadian trade agreement in limbo, Envoy goes home..
- GOP candidate Trump booed at NYC charity dinners.
- Obama: Trumps position on election vote is ‘Threat to Democracy.’
(News gleaned from ChannelnewsAsia.com, France 24, Alzeera, and BBC)
Just Look’n: Time Magazine, ‘Trump would overwhelmingly provide the wealthy significant tax breaks than would Clinton.’While on the campaign trail polls report 48% of voters are disappointed with the campaign; 46% are scared; 23% are sad; 15% are excited; and 09% are satisfied.
Among Democrats, 62% say things are better for them while Obama is in office; Republicans report 70% say life is harder under the Obama administration.
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