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India

Centre calls Rohingyas a security threat in affidavit to SC

The Centre on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, saying that Rohingyas could pose a serious threat to India as many of them have links with terror organisations and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. Responding to a plea against the deportation of Rohingyas, Centre further said that the total number of "such illegal immigrants" in India would be over 40,000. The report added that the petition filed by Rohingya refugees, is being argued by senior advocates Fali S Nariman, and Kapil Sibal. The Centre has said that the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of India is available to citizens only. No illegal immigrant can invoke writ jurisdiction of the court for enforcement of Fundamental Rights enjoyed by citizens only, the Centre further said. The Supreme Court has said that it will hear the matter on 3 October at 2 pm.

Europe

Emiratis in US warned about Hurricane Irma

Weather forecasters have described as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm .Hurricane Irma howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with roof-ripping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida.The UAE Consulate in New York City advised Emiratis to adhere to official advisories and contact its emergency line for assistance.

America

Islamic State claims responsibility for London train attack

The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for an explosion on a Tube train at London's Parsons Green underground station which injured 29 people. The claim was made through the group's media outlet Amaq, stating that an ISIS "detachment" was responsible for the blast. UK Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as "cowardly". If confirmed, this would mark the fourth attack by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Great Britain this year. The first was the Westminster Bridge attack, in which 52-year-old Khalid Masood mowed down a crowd of pedestrians in a car before stabbing a police officer to death. The Manchester Arena bombing then followed, in which a suicide bomber killed 22 people, many of them children, at an Ariana Grande concert in May. The third attack came in June, when a group of terrorists drove into pedestrians in Londo

Africa

Nodal agency to look into Africans' issues

To address the grievances of African nationals residing in Delhi, the Police have created a nodal agency and appointed Joint Commissioner of Police RP Upadhyaya as the nodal officer. The move comes after Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma met a delegation of African people on Monday. They were requested to use a dedicated helpline for foreigners, during an emergency. Follow us on Facebook for more updates https://www.facebook.com/Corecareer2015