World News Briefs — September 11, 2019

Daily Mail: Ground Zero falls silent as hundreds gather to commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11 that claimed 2,977 lives

* Hundreds gathered at Ground Zero in New York to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
* Relatives of the victims were invited to hear their loved ones names read out at the remembrance ceremony
* The memorial and museum were closed to family only during Wednesday morning
* Bells tolled and moments of silence were observed across the nation at approximately 8.46am – the moment Flight 11 struck the north twin tower of the World Trade Center
* President Donald Trump will deliver remarks at a ceremony at the Pentagon memorial Wednesday morning
* Former President George W. Bush, the commander-in-chief at the time of the 2001 attacks, is due at an afternoon wreath-laying at the Pentagon
* Vice President Mike Pence will speak near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where heroic passengers brought down the fourth jet before it could reach Washington

Hundreds have gathered at Ground Zero in New York City on Wednesday to observe the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks that took 2,977 lives and left a scar in the heart of America.

On Wednesday Americans were urged to ‘never forget’ the terror attacks nor the emergency first responders who lost their lives in their heroic rescue efforts.

Bells tolled across the nation at approximately 8.46am – the moment Flight 11 struck the north twin tower of the World Trade Center. President Donald Trump observed the moment from the White House South Lawn.

Relatives of the victims of the attacks gathered for the ceremony at Ground Zero Wednesday morning where the names of each of the victims were solemnly read out. Some families were seen proudly raising photos of their loved ones in the crowd.

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MIDDLE EAST

Netanyahu Sochi trip to focus on military coordination, after Iran exposé.

Israel strikes Hamas after new Gaza rocket fire: army.

Israel’s Netanyahu vows to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected. Netanyahu vows to annex part of West Bank after Israel election.

Palestinians slam Netanyahu’s promise to annex territory after election.

Arab leaders denounce Netanyahu’s plan to annex Palestinian territories.

Turkey accuses US of stalling on Syria ‘Safe Zone’ plans.

Iran says Bolton’s departure will not push Tehran to talks with U.S.. Iran cautiously welcomes ‘warmonger’ John Bolton’s dismissal.

ASIA

Rocket explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan on anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

Fighting picks up in Afghanistan after talks collapse.

Security tight as election materials land in Afghanistan.

U.S., North Korea nuclear talks are top priority, Seoul says.

Japan PM picks new foreign, defence ministers in reshuffle.

‘Electric shocks, beatings’: Kashmiris allege abuse by India army.

Hong Kong: Demonstrators boo Chinese anthem at football qualifier.

Three Australian citizens arrested and detained in Iran.

Fukushima: Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, environment minister says.

AFRICA

S.Sudan rivals to keep to deadline for unity government.

Cameroon’s president vows ‘national dialogue’ to ease tensions with anglophone separatists.

Egypt Brotherhood chief, deputy get life for ‘spying’.

Nigeria begins to repatriate its nationals from South Africa.

Burkina Faso conflict causing severe child education crisis.

Bumpy ride for Mali as protests persist over bad roads.

Body of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flown out of Singapore for burial.

EUROPE

Russia warns it has ‘no expectation’ of any improvement in relations with the US after Trump sacked his national security advisor John Bolton.

Scottish court rules suspension of British Parliament ‘unlawful’.

Brexit in chaos after court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawful.

Socialists and Podemos blame each other for stalemate in Spain.

Separatists to rally in Barcelona on Catalonia’s ‘national day’.

China summons German ambassador to Beijing.

EU chief under fire over ‘protecting way of life’ portfolio.

AMERICAS

Trump to mark 9/11 anniversary at Pentagon.

US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves.

New York remembers 9/11 attacks, 18 years on.

Mexico ‘won’t accept US request’ for safe third country agreement.

Canada to fire starting gun for October general election.

California passes landmark gig economy workers’ rights bill.

Rescue efforts continue after Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas.

Forests in Grand Bahama unrecognizable after Dorian.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

ISIS fanatic, 25, planning ‘lone wolf’ terror strike on UK military base researched how to use a drone to drop bombs on British troops, court hears.

Pentagon fears Islamic State surge in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Germany: Raids carried out against terror financing suspects.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Trump: Fed should get US interest rate ‘down to ZERO, or less’.

China grants year-long tariff exemptions for 16 U.S.-made items.

HKEX makes US$36.6 billion surprise bid to take over London Stock Exchange to grow into a global financial marketplace.

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