News Headlines - 17 September 2017

Abe poised to dissolve Lower House for snap general election | The Japan Times

The Japanese political world was rocked Sunday after media reports emerged that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the Lower House as early as Sept. 28 and call a snap election to take advantage of a disorganized opposition.

Trump Administration Seeks to Avoid Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord, International Climate Officials Say - WSJ

Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to multiple officials at a global warming summit.

FT journalist killed by crocodile while washing his hands in Sri Lankan lagoon

A Financial Times journalist was killed by a crocodile whilst washing his hands in a lagoon in Sri Lanka during a holiday with friends.

TfL tube platform paint which to be in place for two more months | London Evening Standard

Bright green markings have been painted on one platform at King’s Cross station, which Transport for London (TfL) hopes makes it easier for passengers to move around the platform when busy.
But scores of commuters have complained about the green zone, with seasoned Underground users claiming the scheme rendered years of working out where to stand “useless”.

FTC demands endorsement info from Instagram 'influencers'

U.S. truth-in-advertising enforcers have sent letters to supermodel Naomi Campbell, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens and other celebrities asking whether they have paid deals to endorse products on the photo-sharing app Instagram.








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