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Colin Powell called Donald Trump a "national disgrace" in leaked private emails, emergency aid to Syria could arrive soon if a ceasefire holds, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman opens inquiry into the Trump Foundation, and more.

by VICE Staff
Sep 14 2016, 1:20pm

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

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US News

Leaked Emails Show Colin Powell Called Trump a 'National Disgrace'
Former secretary of state Colin Powell called Donald Trump a "national disgrace" and an "international pariah" in a series of private emails. In emails sent to a former aide earlier this year, leaked by hackers and reported by BuzzFeed News, Powell also described the birther movement, popularized by Trump, as a "racist" movement. —BuzzFeed News

Guccifer 2.0 Releases Tim Kaine's Cell Number
The hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 has released more Democratic Party documents, including the cellphone number of vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine. Interim DNC chair Donna Brazile blamed the Russian government for the latest hack, which includes the cell numbers and emails of White House officials. —NBC News

Chelsea Manning to Receive Gender Reassignment Surgery
Chelsea Manning, the former soldier jailed for passing data to WikiLeaks, says she has ended her hunger strike because the army has agreed to provide gender transition surgery. Manning said the US military "is finally doing the right thing." A ban on transgender people in the armed forces was lifted in July.—ABC News

NY Attorney General Opens Trump Foundation Inquiry
New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has opened an inquiry into the Trump Foundation after reports the organization may have broken financial rules governing charities. Schneiderman, a vocal Trump critic who is suing Trump University for fraud, said he was concerned that "the Trump Foundation may have engaged in some impropriety."—Politico

International News

Emergency Aid for Syria Expected Soon
Aid convoys are waiting at the Turkish-Syrian border for the government in Damascus to allow them to enter Syria, according to the UN. The UN envoy for Syria said emergency aid should be delivered on Wednesday, since a ceasefire that began on Monday appeared to be largely holding across the country.—BBC News

North Korea Able to Make Six Nuclear Bombs a Year
North Korea will have enough material for about 20 nuclear bombs by the end of this year, according to new assessments by weapons experts. A group of experts on the North Korea's nuclear program said the country's uranium enrichment facilities allow it to produce around six new nuclear bombs a year. —Reuters

Two Protesters Killed by Police in Kashmir
Two protesters have been killed and dozens of others wounded in clashes with Indian security forces in Kashmir, as a security lockdown prevented Eid festivities. One protester was killed after he was struck on the head by a tear gas shell, and another died after being hit by pellet ammunition fired from police shotguns. Protests against Indian rule—long a point of contention in the region, which is split between India and Pakistan—have been ongoing for more than two months after a rebel leader died in a shootout with authorities on July 8. —Al Jazeera

Shimon Peres Put in Medically Induced Coma
Former Israeli prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres, 93, was put in a medically induced coma after suffering a stroke, according to hospital officials. "Shimon, we love you and the entire nation is wishing for your recovery," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. —CNN

Everything Else

US Olympians Targeted by Russian Hackers
The World Anti-Doping Agency said a Russian group called "Fancy Bears" was responsible for hacking its database and revealing confidential medical data of gymnast Simone Biles, tennis star Venus Williams, and other female US Olympians. —CBS News

Nelly Fans Stream Track to Help Pay Alleged IRS Debt
After unsubstantiated reports that Nelly owes a large sum to the IRS, fans began a campaign to raise money by streaming "Hot in Herre" millions of times on Spotify. The rapper would need 287,176,547 streams to clear the alleged debt. —TIME

Japanese Volcano Due for Major Eruption
The Sakurajima volcano on the island of Kyushu is due for a major eruption in the next 30 years, according to scientists who have studied its magma build-up. The volcano is only 30 miles from a nuclear plant. —The Guardian

More Americans Have Health Insurance Than Ever
The percentage of Americans without health insurance has hit record lows, with more than 90 percent of people now covered, according to Census data. The uninsured population dropped from 33 million people to 29 million in 2015. —VICE News

Miguel Covers Beyoncé for New 'Fifty Shades' Movie
A new trailer for Fifty Shades Darker features a sultry new cover of Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" by Miguel. Beyoncé sang a slowed-down version for the original softcore BDSM movie.—Noisey

Teenage Girl Proposes Headscarf Emoji
Rayouf Alhumedhi, 15, has submitted a proposal to Unicode's emoji subcommittee for the very first headscarf emoji. Alhumedhi said it would be a breakthrough allowing more people to feel "represented and acknowledged." —Motherboard