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Injuries reported after rocket strikes much-awaited Damascus business fair Injuries reported after rocket strikes much-awaited Damascus business fair
- August 21, 2017

Several people have reportedly been injured by rocket fire that targeted the entrance to the Damascus International Fair venue, where a high-profile business gathering is now underway. While Damascus has been insulated from much of the worst violence of the country's war, several key rebel enclaves remain in the Eastern Ghouta region outside the city. (more...)
Weather forecast for eclipse day: chance of thunderstorms after 1 pm Weather forecast for eclipse day: chance of thunderstorms after 1 pm
- August 21, 2017

AccuWeather also said the chances of rain will only be 5 percent at 1 p.m. and 1 percent between 2 and 4 p.m. "We have a pessimistic outlook with respect for Monday's eclipse", said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Gitro. with 92 percent of the sun obscured. The shadows will be interesting, Adams said. When blocked, even partially, the short wave radiation produced by the sun will not be felt, Adams said. (more...)
6 police officers shot, 2 dead, in Florida and Pennsylvania 6 police officers shot, 2 dead, in Florida and Pennsylvania
- August 20, 2017

In a string of shootings across the country on Friday, one police officer was fatally shot and five other cops were wounded, reports NBC News . Two Pennsylvania state troopers were shot as they were serving a warrant in Fairchance, Fayette County, in southwest Pennsylvania on the border with West Virginia and Maryland. (more...)
Anti-Grace Mugabe protests outside SADC summit in South Africa Anti-Grace Mugabe protests outside SADC summit in South Africa
- August 20, 2017

The outspoken wife of President Robert Mugabe has been criticized for a fiery temper and lavish shopping expeditions, but her rising political profile has some asking whether she is manoeuvring to succeed her husband. Mugabe is allowed to leave without appearing before court. South Africa's foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment when contacted by Reuters . (more...)
Cory Booker vows legislation to remove Confederate statues from US Capitol Cory Booker vows legislation to remove Confederate statues from US Capitol
- August 20, 2017

Capitol. Efforts around the U.S.to remove Confederate monuments have intensified in the wake of last weekend's deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. That committee selected Bethune, Everglades conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas and businessman George Washington Jenkins. Mercogliano also says removing Confederate statues creates a slippery slope of who in our history is appropriate to memorialize. (more...)
8 people injured in stabbing attack in central Russian city 8 people injured in stabbing attack in central Russian city
- August 20, 2017

A spokeswoman for the investigative committee told Reuters that she was unable to comment on whether the attack was terror related. Later, ISIS claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack. Police are now trying to verify the identity of the attacker and his motive for the crime. Footage posted to Russia's Ren TV television show a black-clad man lying on a pavement while a policeman kneels on his back. (more...)
Democratic Congress members, including 3 from Va., call for Censure of Trump Democratic Congress members, including 3 from Va., call for Censure of Trump
- August 20, 2017

Heather Heyer was struck and killed by a vehicle driven, police allege, by one of the rally's attendants. 'Trump has surrounded himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, alt-Right, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies within the country, ' the resolution said. (more...)
Passenger train derails in India, killing at least 23 Passenger train derails in India, killing at least 23
- August 20, 2017

Another official said metal cutters and cranes were being used to reach inside the damaged coaches as the federal government rushed dozens of rescuers with specialised equipment and sniffers to the spot. Less than a year ago 146 people died in a similar disaster in Uttar Pradesh. Indian railways, one of the largest in the world, has significant gaps in security, but remains the main means of transport to cover large distances in this vast country. (more...)
Donald Trump hints at ''decision'' on Afghanistan strategy Donald Trump hints at ''decision'' on Afghanistan strategy
- August 20, 2017

Trump met with more than a dozen aides, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at Camp David to discussion the administration's strategy in the region, including Pakistan and India. The meeting ended with no solution while on Friday Mattis had told reporters that they will make a decision. "The new Afghan strategy may include sending close to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and also changing somewhat what the troops on the ground are doing right ... (more...)
Trump attacks Republican senators who criticized him for defending white supremacists Trump attacks Republican senators who criticized him for defending white supremacists
- August 19, 2017

Heyer". Heather Heyer is the woman who was murdered on Saturday by an alleged Nazi sympathizer who drove his vehicle through a crowd of people gathered to protest white supremacy. "For the sake of our nation - as our president - please fix this", Graham continues. Republican members of Congress have denounced Trump's remarks twice: first on Saturday, when he did not pointedly denounce the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other far-right groups behind the rally, and again on Tuesday, when Trump blamed ... (more...)
Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief
- August 19, 2017

In an interview with ABC on Sunday, White House National Security Adviser Herbert McMaster said that the U.S.is closer to war than it was a decade ago, but it's not closer to war than a week ago. " The president has made it very clear to the North Korean regime how America will respond if certain actions are taken ", Pompeo said. He said Trump "will not tolerate" the threat to the USA and the world, which is now "very, very clear" and growing "every day, with every missile test". (more...)
Competing with Henne for starting job Competing with Henne for starting job
- August 19, 2017

Even though the decision had been planned beforehand, it surely creates the appearance that Marrone and football czar Tom Coughlin are wavering in their commitment to Bortles. The Jaguars had a chance to win the game, marching to the 2-yard line with just over a minute left in the game, but couldn't connect on two pass attempts in the end zone. (more...)
Bodies of 3 children found in Clinton home; police investigate as homicide Bodies of 3 children found in Clinton home; police investigate as homicide
- August 19, 2017

Donelan said counseling services are being made available for the officers who first arrived on the scene, and the same may be made available for fire personnel. A fourth child, who is only 2-years-old, was also at the home but was unharmed. "This is one of the the most hard scenes that our officers arrived on", she said. (more...)
United Kingdom plans to keep visa-free travel for European Union visitors after Brexit United Kingdom plans to keep visa-free travel for European Union visitors after Brexit
- August 19, 2017

The second position paper released by the Government intends to emphasise the belief that there should be no hard border between the Irish Republic and Norther Ireland. London's position on the issue will need to be negotiated with Brussels. The single market ensures tariff-less trade in goods and services and is linked closely by the European Union with other rights, such as the right of European Union citizens to cross borders. (more...)
NAFTA Negotiations Off to a Bumpy Start NAFTA Negotiations Off to a Bumpy Start
- August 19, 2017

Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, recently stated that Nafta had "fundamentally failed many, many Americans and needs major improvement". The U.S. trade representative said he wanted to change the pact to require that duty-free NAFTA products contain more content made within the trade bloc and specifically in the United States. (more...)
Japan providing crucial diplomatic support to India in Doklam standoff Japan providing crucial diplomatic support to India in Doklam standoff
- August 19, 2017

Asked about the reported comments of the Japanese Ambassador on Doklam face off and if India welcomes it, Kumar gave a very guarded reaction, saying the remarks speak for themselves. The Japanese reaction follows two separate interventions by the U.S. calling for direct dialogue between India and China to resolve the crisis while cautioning against unilateral changes on the ground. (more...)
Trump elevates US Cyber Command to independent status - RT America Trump elevates US Cyber Command to independent status - RT America
- August 19, 2017

Trump said in a statement released by the White House . He did not rule out that Rogers could be the nominee to head Cyber Command . The announcement means United States cyber command may eventually be split off from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency (NSA). (more...)
No ceremonial meeting between Indian and Chinese troops on the I-Day No ceremonial meeting between Indian and Chinese troops on the I-Day
- August 16, 2017

An army source in Srinagar also spoke of an altercation following what he called a Chinese army "incursion in Pangong lake area". The report, however, said the army refused to confirm the incident. Both sides suffered from minor injuries. The editorial also blamed India for not allowing Bhutan to establish diplomatic relations with five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a relationship that no large country has with a small country till this day. (more...)
China urges India to protect peace after border altercation China urges India to protect peace after border altercation
- August 16, 2017

Chinesesoldiers tried to enter the Indian side twice between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Personnel from both sides received minor injuries with the situation being finally brought under control after the customary banner drill under which both sides hold banners before stepping back to their respective positions. (more...)
Boston, Gillette Stadium On List Of Potential World Cup 2026 Host Sites Boston, Gillette Stadium On List Of Potential World Cup 2026 Host Sites
- August 16, 2017

The United Bid Committee of the United States , Mexico and Canada sent "requests for information" to officials in 44 cities that house the various stadiums being considered as potential venues. Germany's players celebrate after winning the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. (more...)
ME congressional delegation weighs in on Trump's news conference ME congressional delegation weighs in on Trump's news conference
- August 16, 2017

Last Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it had completed the largest prosecution of white supremacists in the nation's history. Trump blamed the alt-left , Kimmel said. But on the pro-statue side, it was all white nationalists. Trump claimed that he watched Charlottesville very closely and that people on the left were swinging clubs. (more...)
Violence breaks in Kenya, as Uhuru Kenyatta emerge victor of Presidential election Violence breaks in Kenya, as Uhuru Kenyatta emerge victor of Presidential election
- August 15, 2017

Top Odinga lieutenant Johnson Muthama said police had been packing corpses into body bags and dumping them, remarks likely to exacerbate the tensions that followed Friday night's official announcement that Kenyatta had won, with 54.3 percent of votes. (more...)
30 children die in 48 hours in Gorakhpur hospital 30 children die in 48 hours in Gorakhpur hospital
- August 14, 2017

The issue of settlement of the pending money is what costed the lives of little ones. "The ongoing probe would reveal why the supply was disrupted", Singh said, while addressing reporters. "For the last two to three days, the news that has been pouring in, PM Modi has been concerned, said Adityanath". Deepankar Sharma of Pushpa Sales, the company that was contracted to supply oxygen to the medical college and hospital, on Saturday questioned the speed with which the hospital gathered ... (more...)
White House figures plotting against Donald Trump: Scaramucci White House figures plotting against Donald Trump: Scaramucci
- August 14, 2017

STEPHANOPOULOS: They include Steve Bannon? "He's got to move more to the mainstream", Scaramucci said . White House National Security Adviser H.R. "Listen, there's probably mutual disappointment on both sides, again I have to be accountable for what I did and I am", he said. "I'm not trying to build my own brand" on the president's coattails", he added. (more...)
Snapchat results show growth in users and revenue Snapchat results show growth in users and revenue
- August 12, 2017

SNAP has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Pacer Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Snap during the first quarter valued at $205,000. Finally, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC purchased a new stake in Snap during the first quarter worth $2,012,000. (more...)
TN CM seeks exemption from NEET for state students TN CM seeks exemption from NEET for state students
- August 12, 2017

Chennai: Taking a step closer to a merger, the O Panneerselvam faction on Friday moved the Election Commission with a prayer to reject the almost seven lakh affidavits submitted by the AIADMK-Amma party in support of V K Sasikala and T T V Dhinakaran and termed them "false declarations". (more...)
Nawaz will file a review petition over SC's decision: PM
- August 11, 2017

However, he had to review the decision due to fears that Punjab, which is the power house of the country, would face problems in the absence of Mr Shahbaz as Chief Minister, according to sources in the PML-N. Qamar Zaman Kaira of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said that there could be around 10,000 people with Sharif. He has also planned to deliver speeches at important places during the rally. (more...)
Truck Bomb Strikes Lahore Truck Bomb Strikes Lahore
- August 10, 2017

During the crossfire, four terrorists were killed while their accomplices managed to escape taking benefit of darkness, the spokesman added. The truck had been at the stand for the last three days. Officials said a huge cache of explosives had been stored in the truck. The blast also triggered a power-cut as high voltage electric wires too were damaged. (more...)
North korea: a pastor canadian, jailed, released for medical reasons North korea: a pastor canadian, jailed, released for medical reasons
- August 10, 2017

In 2015, North Korea sentenced Hyeon Soo Lim to a life of hard labour for subversion. The news follows the June 13 release of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student who was held by North Korea for more than 17 months for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. (more...)
GW Hospital misses cut on US News best hospital list GW Hospital misses cut on US News best hospital list
- August 10, 2017

It is also rated high performing in nine procedures/conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, aortic valve surgery , heart bypass surgery , heart failure , colon cancer surgery , COPD, hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and lung cancer surgery . (more...)
US Says Russian Election Interference Created 'Serious Mistrust'
- August 09, 2017

Speaking at the ASEAN Regional Forum in the Philippines Monday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that "meddling in the elections is certainly a serious incident". Still, the Kremlin and the White House will try to move past the hurdles to work together on Syria and Ukraine . "That's just what we in the diplomatic part of our relationship are required to do". (more...)
Tropical Storm Franklin menaces Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Tropical Storm Franklin menaces Mexico's Yucatan peninsula
- August 09, 2017

Wind gusts of at least 80 miles per hour are possible near coastal regions of northern Veracruz if Franklin becomes a hurricane, according to AccuWeather . Weakening is expected while Franklin moves across the Yucatan peninsula today. In August 2016, Tropical Storm Earl/Hurricane Earl made landfall in Belize, crossed Guatemala and southern Mexico . (more...)
Turnbull's party rejects MP vote on gay marriage
- August 09, 2017

His comments come as same-sex marriage advocates seek new legal advice on the constitutionality of the ABS conducting the postal ballot. He revealed that the original plebiscite would go back to the Senate this week for another vote on a bill, which was originally rejected a year ago. (more...)
CNN's Donald Trump Surrogate Kayleigh McEnany Named GOP Spokesperson CNN's Donald Trump Surrogate Kayleigh McEnany Named GOP Spokesperson
- August 08, 2017

She similarly praised the president throughout her segment, and ended by saying she had brought the " real news" to the American people. McEnany appeared over the weekend to provide a " real news" roundup of the week's headlines. "My take is that he's given up", she said. "It is sad but necessary to have to broadcast President Trump's achievements in this manner", one commenter wrote on the president's Facebook page . (more...)
China may initiate 'limited war' with India China may initiate 'limited war' with India
- August 06, 2017

She further declared that India was negotiating with China not only on the Doklam row but on the entire bilateral issues between India and China . This, the statement said , was down from a high of 400 Indian troops. According to Beijing , the two sides had agreed to the boundary alignment in the Sikkim sector under the 1890 treaty. (more...)

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