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presstv-'us blacks must stand in solidarity with athletes'

african americans have a duty to stand up against the persecution of blacks in the united states and act in solidarity with black athletes who protest peacefully against racism, a researcher and historian in washington says.trump on saturday called on nfl team owners to fire protesting african american athletes who kneel when the us anthem is played to draw attention to persisting police violence against black people.one african american athlete not only refused to stand for the national anthem, but also rejected an invitation to visit the white house.stephen curry of the nba champion golden state warriors said he would not visit the white house to meet us president donald trump since “we don’t stand for” the positions of  trump.re...




presstv-1 killed, 6 wounded in tennessee church shooting

one person has been killed and seven others were wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a church in antioch, tennessee.the mass shooting took place shortly after 11 a.m. sunday morning at the burnette chapel church of christ, according to the metropolitan nashville police department.nashville police said one woman died in the parking lot following the mass shooting. the shooter was also shot and taken to a hospital."this is a mass casualty situation. all of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. the majority are older adults," nashville police said on twitter.at least six people were shot and taken to hospital, joseph pleasant, a spokesman for the nashville fire department, confirmed."all of the wounded except of one is ...




presstv-rouhani, erdogan discuss kurdish referendum

iranian president hassan rouhani and his turkish counterpart, recep tayyip erdogan, have discussed the latest developments surrounding a highly controversial planned referendum on the independence of the semi-autonomous kurdish region in iraq.in a telephone conversation on sunday, the iranian and turkish presidents expressed concern about the regional chaos that the independence vote would cause, erdogan's office said in a statement.“the two leaders noted that not cancelling the referendum will bring with it chaos to the region and they also stressed the great importance which they attach to iraq's territorial integrity,” the statement added.keyvan khosravi, a spokesman for iran’s supreme national security council (snsc), said on s...




presstv-la liga: barcelona 3-0 girona

barcelona have made it six wins out of six in la liga, after defeating catalan neighbors girona 3-0.barca first went in front through two own goals the hosts, who are experiencing their first la liga season. aday benitez deflected jordi alba's shot into his own net and keeper gorka iraizoz turned aleix vidal...




presstv-most american don’t trust trump on n korea: poll

most americans disapprove of president donald trump and see him as a divisive figure who has not fulfilled his campaign promise to positively change the us government and distrust that he’ll act responsibly in dealing with north korea, according to a new poll.more than twice as many americans say trump is doing more to divide the country than to unify it, 66 percent vs. 28 percent, according to an abc/washington post poll published on sunday.trump has been widely criticized for his response to the deadly white supremacist rally in charlottesville, virginia, after he said "both sides" were to blame for the violence.the survey shows that 39 percent of all survey respondents say trump has brought needed change to washington, while 59 per...




presstv-iraq asks world not to buy oil from kurdistan

iraq's central government has called on the world countries not to purchase oil from the semi-autonomous kurdish region in response to a highly controversial referendum on independence, which the kurdistan regional government (krg) is set to hold on monday in clear defiance of baghdad.according to a statement released by iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi’s office on sunday, the government also asked the kurdish region to hand over control of international border posts and its international airports.the statement also called on foreign countries to “exclusively” deal with baghdad with regards to airports and borders.the planned referendum has raised fears of a fresh conflict in the region, which is trying to emerge from years of a...




presstv-gaza protesters back palestinian unity, protest israeli siege

ashraf shannonpress tv, gazapalestinians in the gaza strip have held a big protest against the israeli siege which has been in place for a decade now. ...




presstv-muharram begins in indian-controlled kashmir

syed ali safvipress tv, indian-controlled kashmirmuharram, shia muslims' month of mourning, has commenced in indian-controlled kash...




presstv-irgc drones hit daesh bases in syria

iran’s islamic revolution guards corps (irgc) drones have destroyed several daesh bases on the syrian border with iraq.according to an irinn tv report on sunday, during the irgc operations carried out in syria’s eastern dayr al-zawr province, many terrorists were killed in the attacks, which also destroyed large amounts of terrorists' equipment and weapons.the report noted that the attacks were part of operations aimed at clearing the syria-iraq border of the daesh terrorists group.presstv-irgc: missiles killed 65 daesh terroristsaccording to an irgc sta...




presstv-kushner using private email at wh

us president donald trump’s son-in-law has been using a private email account along with some other white house officials to conduct official business, his lawyer says.white house senior advisor jared kushner has used the personal account to talk about different issues with figures such as former white house chief of staff reince priebus, former chief strategist steve bannon and his father-in-law’s chief economic adviser gary cohn, politico reported sunday.“mr. kushner uses his white house email address to conduct white house business,” abbe lowell, a lawyer for kushner, said in a statement sunday. “fewer than 100 emails from january through august were either sent to or returned by mr. kushner to colleagues in the white house fro...




presstv-‘over 2,800 syrian civilians slain in us-led strikes’

a monitoring group says more than 2,800 civilians have lost their lives in three years as the us-led coalition purportedly fighting daesh takfiri terrorist group continues its aerial assaults against residential areas across syria.the so-called syrian observatory for human rights (sohr) reported that 427 people, including 137 minors and 113 women, were killed in us-led aerial attacks against civilian areas in the conflict-plagued arab country between may 23 and june 23 this year.the britain-based monitoring group added that the us-led air raids also resulted in the injury of hundreds of civilians, some of whom suffered permanent disabilities and had to have their limbs amputated. the us-led raids also caused massive destruction of residen...




presstv-iran conducts military drills in its northwestern region

iranian military officials say any country which dares threaten the iranian borders will receive a decisive response.the drills are underway in west az...




presstv-iraq does not allow creation of ethnic govt.: abadi

iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi says baghdad will not allow the creation of an “ethnic government” in the arab country as the iraqi kurdish region prepares for a highly controversial planned referendum on its independence on monday. the iraqi premier made the remarks in a televised address on sunday, a day before the kurdistan regional government (krg), led by massoud barzani, is to hold a contentious plebiscite on independence of the semi-autonomous kurdish region.abadi also vowed that the iraqi leaders would not allow the arab country to return to “dark times” of the past, promising that he would also take the “necessary measures” to protect the unity of iraq.“taking a unilateral decision, which can affect the unity of ...




presstv-idps protest poor conditions in nigeria camp

thousands of people uprooted from their homes by the boko haram insurgency took to the streets in the sprawling nigerian city of maiduguri on sunday to protest at food shortages and poor conditions in their camp.more than 2.6 million people have been displaced by the deadly violence in northeastern nigeria that erupted eight years ago and forced into camps and host communities.around 3,000 people living in the dalori camp protested in maiduguri, the epicenter of the insurgency, denouncing food and water shortages as well as "appalling" living conditions.the protesters, from borno state's second largest town of bama, urged the authorities to allow them to return home and rebuild their shattered lives."we are protesting to demand our righ...




presstv-no jcpoa renegotiation, revision: iran official

a senior iranian official says the islamic republic will never accept to renegotiate or revise the provisions of a nuclear agreement it struck with the p5+1 group of countries more than two years ago.ali akbar velayati, a senior advisor to leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei on international affairs, made the remarks in a meeting with the director general of france’s académie diplomatique internationale (adi), michel duclos, in tehran on sunday.the meeting came following a week of speeches at the un general assembly in new york, where us president donald trump said the internationally-negotiated nuclear agreement, known as the joint comprehensive plan of action (jcpoa), with iran was an “embarrassment...




presstv-far-right entering parliament 'big challenge': merkel

german chancellor angela merkel says the entry into parliament of the far-right party alternative for germany (afd) posed a 'big new challenge," admitting that the election results had not turned out to be as good as she had hoped."there's a big new challenge for us, and that is the entry of the afd in the bundestag," said merkel on sunday after her party won the general elections, adding, "we want to win back afd voters."merkel managed to secure a fourth term in office as her conservative christian union (cdu/csu) bloc won the vote clouded by the rise of far-right.exit polls showed that the cdu/csu bloc scored 33 percent of the vote while the social democrats (spd) came in a distant second, with about 20-21 percent.that would mean th...




presstv-yemen conflict will be settled militarily: hadi

yemen's former saudi-backed president abd rabbuh mansour hadi has said the conflict in the country will be settled militarily rather than politically.speaking in new york on the sidelines of the un general assembly, hadi told the saudi-owned al-arabiya channel that "the military solution is the more likely one for the yemen crisis."hadi said a plan to hand over control of the country's main port of hudaydah to a neutral party remained blocked by the houthi ansarullah movement and former president ali abdullah saleh.elsewhere in the interview, hadi claimed that his administration "continues to extend its hand for peace because it is responsible for the yemeni people and for lifting the suffering from it."hadi also accused former us presid...




presstv-afghan security forces on high alert during muharram

amin alemipress tv, kabulafghan forces are on high alert to ensure the security of citizens. this, as ceremonies...




presstv-african americans stand in solidarity with athletes

african americans have a duty to stand up against the persecution of blacks in the united states and act in solidarity with black athletes who protest peacefully against racism, a researcher and historian in washington says.trump on saturday called on nfl team owners to fire protesting african american athletes who kneel when the us anthem is played to draw attention to persisting police violence against black people.one african american athlete not only refused to stand for the national anthem, but also rejected an invitation to visit the white house.stephen curry of the nba champion golden state warriors said he would not visit the white house to meet us president donald trump since “we don’t stand for” the positions of  trump.re...




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here is a brief look at press tv newsroom's headlines from 09:00 gmt to 17:00 gmt, september 24, 2017.myanmar crackdownhealth workers treating rohingya refugees say they have visited women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, who give accounts of horrific assaults. physicians working in the cox’s bazar refugee camp in bangladesh say they have seen at least 25 rohingya women with injuries normally caused by group sexual assaults. according to the doctors, all patients said the assaults were carried out by myanmar’s army forces. meanwhile, doctors at a clinic run by the international organization for migration said they had seen signs of “inhuman attacks” on hundreds of women. the reports provide witness accounts of se...