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World News Briefing: Indian court to examine Kashmir status change – Hurricane hits US Virgin Islands & US working on getting Russia back in G7

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In today’s briefing update, India’s Supreme Court is set to review scrapping of Kashmir’s special status. 

 A category 1 hurricane has hit the US Virgin Islands, it’s on its way to the US mainland. 

The US is working on getting Russia back into the G7.

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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KASHMIR: INDIA’S TOP COURT TO EXAMINE STATUS CHANGE

Arab News says The Supreme Court of India has set up a five-judge bench to hear challenges against the scrapping of Kashmir: India’s top court to examine status change Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. And its division into two states. The bench refused  arguments that the move might have “cross-border repercussions” and was “liable to be misused.” Leader of the Jammu and Kashmir political movement said the court’s move was the “first step in the long battle against (Article) 370 abrogation.” An advocate, based in Jammu said: “Article 370 has been removed without consultation, without the concurrence of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. If the Supreme Court reinstates Article 370 it would be a victory for democracy.”

Read the full story in Arab News

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CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE HITS US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Aljazeera News reports on Wednesday Dorian became a category 1 hurricane as it hit the US Virgin Islands. Forecasters Category 1 Hurricane hits US Virgin Islandsbelieve it could strength and become category 3 before it hits the US mainland. It is believed landslides, widespread flooding and power outages are possible in the US territory. “Dorian brings uncertainty, and, for those of us who experienced the storms of 2017, uncomfortable memories,” said British Virgin Islands Gov. Dorian prompted President Trump, to declare a state of emergency. And offered federal assistance for local authorities.

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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USA WORKING TOWARDS GETTING RUSSIA BACK IN G7

RT News reports US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has said the Trump administration will make an effort to get Russia US working towards getting Russia back in the G7back in the G7. Adding, its what President Trump thinks Washington should do. When asked if Russia should rejoin and make it the G8 once again, Pompeo said: “Yeah, the President thinks so.” However, he carefully dodged the question as to whether he agrees with Trump on the matter. Adding: “The President thinks that’s what we should do. I work for the President. Of course, we’re going to work towards that end.”

Read the full story on RT News

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World News Briefing: Indian court to examine Kashmir status change – Hurricane hits US Virgin Islands & US working on getting Russia back in G7
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