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Hurricane Jose and Katia forms in the Atlantic Basin Hurricane Jose and Katia forms in the Atlantic Basin
- September 08, 2017

Around 72,000 people live across the whole island, which has suffered property damage and power outages due to Irma . All three of these storms are a sign it's peak hurricane season. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated United States territory, meaning its 3.35 million residents have U.S. citizenship but can not vote in federal elections. (more...)
With an eye on 120+ target, Amit Shah begins groundwork With an eye on 120+ target, Amit Shah begins groundwork
- September 08, 2017

Stating that neither the Congress nor the BJD had any set ideology and ideals, the BJP presidents such parties would be able to take forward the nation. He said the people associated closely with the government were involved in multi-crore chit fund and mining scams. "The Modi government has made several provisions for the uplift of poor Dalits and backward classes". (more...)
Thanks to Harvey, gas prices jump in area Thanks to Harvey, gas prices jump in area
- September 07, 2017

It's the largest one week spike in MA since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005. "Texas saw shortages at hundreds of stations - it's been one of the most challenging weeks faced in years", DeHaan said. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up about 33 cents since the days before Harvey made landfall on August 25. The Dallas average rose to $2.71 a gallon. (more...)
Labour set to oppose Tories' Labour set to oppose Tories' "power grabbing" Brexit bill
- September 07, 2017

The legislation will be debated on Thursday after MPs return to Westminster following a summer break in which some have been plotting their tactics for the Brexit battles ahead. Former constitution minister John Penrose said there was a "delicate balance" to be struck between the flexibility required to cope with Brexit and the "fundamental" role of Parliament in scrutinising the changes. (more...)
Trump's deal with Democrats makes Republicans shudder Trump's deal with Democrats makes Republicans shudder
- September 07, 2017

Pelosi and Schumer had advocated for a short-term rise in the debt ceiling, a move that would allow the USA government to continue to borrow money. According to Politico , McConnell who had originally advocated for an 18-month hike in the debt ceiling were forced on the defensive, retreating to advocating for six months. (more...)
Journalist Lankesh laid to rest; SIT formed as condemnation pours in Journalist Lankesh laid to rest; SIT formed as condemnation pours in
- September 07, 2017

A prominent Left thinker and a staunch critic of Hindutva politics, Lankesh was convicted in November 2016 in a defamation case filed by BJP lawmaker Pralhad Joshi. She had made the remarks while sharing a Facebook post of former union minister Shashi Tharoor on a group of nuns performing 'Thiruvathirakali (a Hindu group dance as part of Onam festivities). (more...)
House bill wouldn't tie hurricane relief to raising debt limit House bill wouldn't tie hurricane relief to raising debt limit
- September 07, 2017

Ryan said it would be "ridiculous and disgraceful" for Democrats to leverage the debt ceiling for their agenda when Harvey caused historic damage and Hurricane Irma threatens to strike Florida. The House has already drafted a measure and is expected to send it to the Senate this week. The House attached the disaster relief to a bill that updates practices for USA assistance to promote basic education in developing countries. (more...)
Bell Pottinger CEO quits amid Gupta scandal Bell Pottinger CEO quits amid Gupta scandal
- September 07, 2017

Leaked e-mails showed that Bell Pottinger had said the campaign needed to stress the continued "existence of economic apartheid". A source told The Guardian UK that a number of senior figures in the company who have directly brought money into the firm have also quit. (more...)
Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings dislocates wrist, out 12 weeks Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings dislocates wrist, out 12 weeks
- September 07, 2017

Although sophomore Marquez Callaway emerged against Georgia Tech, catching four passes for 115 yards, Jennings may be among the most hard Vols to replace. The Volunteers' player apparently wasn't going to class today. . Sometimes, getting one stop is enough, or so it would seem. Tennessee won 42-41 in two overtimes. (more...)
Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas
- September 06, 2017

The soldiers will join Guardsmen from across the nation who are being activated in response to Hurricane Harvey . The storm caused damage throughout the region, flooding homes and leaving at least 30 dead. The state of Texas has requested support from Iowa. "This is what we train for; this is why America has a National Guard". Stephen Wright, a Guard public affairs specialist. (more...)
Madonna announces she's moved to Portugal Madonna announces she's moved to Portugal
- September 06, 2017

The Michigan native had been living in NY. The singer has been teasing fans about her move ever since March, when sources revealed that she had been house hunting in Portugal . E. She last dropped an album in 2015. Are you looking forward to all of the projects she has in store for the fans? ♥️It is time to conquer the world from a different vantage point!' Madonna captioned her Insta post. (more...)
Virginia State Police make a big change to trooper hiring process Virginia State Police make a big change to trooper hiring process
- September 06, 2017

The Labor Day weekend is sometimes seen as the last chance to celebrate the summer, and law enforcement agencies in Northern Virginia and across the state are warning revelers to drive sober. The crackdown runs through Monday, September 4. Sheriff's deputies and troopers also will have extra patrols and a checkpoint set up over the weekend. (more...)
Arson caused fire at Kenyan school that killed nine girls- Minister Arson caused fire at Kenyan school that killed nine girls- Minister
- September 06, 2017

Matiangi said there had been a spate of arson attacks on schools around the country, including in the coastal city of Mombasa and the western city of Kisumu. "She had inhaled carbon monoxide and needed to be under observation", said Zippy. "Some of the fires we have faced before in the sector are related to that kind of thing, politicization of school headship, politicization of responsibility in the education sector". (more...)
Suu Kyi under pressure as over 124000 Rohingya flee violence Suu Kyi under pressure as over 124000 Rohingya flee violence
- September 05, 2017

In awarding the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 to Aung San Suu Kyi , the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it wished "to honour this woman for her unflagging efforts and to show its support for the many people throughout the world who are striving to attain democracy, human rights and ethnic conciliation by peaceful means". (more...)
Chelsea Included Diego Costa In Squad To Head Off Further Complaint Chelsea Included Diego Costa In Squad To Head Off Further Complaint
- September 05, 2017

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte , is finding life a bit more hard in his second season at Stamford Bridge. The Spain worldwide has been tipped to return to the Vicente Calderon since the striker revealed in June that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had told him by message that he was no longer in his plans ahead of the 2017-2018 season. (more...)
Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities
- September 05, 2017

US President Donald Trump on Saturday hinted that he was considering withdrawing from the US-South Korea free trade agreement, risking tension between the allies as they attempt to deal with the crisis in North Korea. North Korea fired a Hwasong-12 missile on August 29 capable of carrying a nuclear payload that traveled almost 2,700 kilometers into the Pacific and triggered alert warnings as it flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. (more...)
Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea
- September 05, 2017

This could risk triggering a military retaliation from the United States if something goes wrong. Three short-range missiles were launched on Saturday. The problem here is that Washington won't be very interested in displaying the kind of "demeanor" that North Korea is likely to want. North Korea has made it clear that it sees its weapons program, which demands regular testing to flawless, as the only way to contest decades of USA hostility, by which it means the huge US military presence ... (more...)
Kenyan court throws out president's win, calls for new vote
- September 04, 2017

According to the results announced by the electoral commission before they were nullified, Kenyatta had been declared the victor with 54 percent of the votes. Kenyans now hope the repeat election will help determine who the most preferred candidate is. Last month's election - which included the presidential poll in addition to races at other levels of government - was one of the most expensive ever held in Africa. (more...)
US Treasury Secretary Wants More Sanctions on N. Korea US Treasury Secretary Wants More Sanctions on N. Korea
- September 04, 2017

The U.S. government hit the $19.8 trillion debt limit in March and the Treasury Department has been using accounting maneuvers to free up borrowing. He has purportedly backed off the threat in recent days, in the aftermath of deadly and destructive Harvey. "I did speak with the president, and it's clear that this behavior is completely unacceptable", Mnuchin said. (more...)
Kenya's Supreme Court quashes presidential election result Kenya's Supreme Court quashes presidential election result
- September 04, 2017

Kenya's election commission had declared Kenyatta the victor of last month's election by a margin of 1.4 million votes but the result was immediately challenged in court by his closest challenger, Raila Odinga . However, a new election date has yet to be determined by the country's election commission. Kenya's electoral commission said it would change personnel and processes to prepare for a new presidential vote. (more...)
Jail Kenyan electoral commission officials, demands Odinga Jail Kenyan electoral commission officials, demands Odinga
- September 04, 2017

It gave new hope to opposition leader Odinga, who had alleged the electronic results of the August 8 balloting were manipulated. "It's a very historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension the people of Africa", Odinga said . "Six people have decided they will go against the will of the people" he said while calling for peace in a country where past elections have triggered deadly violence. (more...)
After Crushing ISIS in Central Syria, Army Moves to Deir Ezzor City After Crushing ISIS in Central Syria, Army Moves to Deir Ezzor City
- September 04, 2017

The long-standing Syrian military offensive east into the ISIS-held Deir Ezzor Province has gained a new sense of urgency after defenses within their portion of the city of Deir Ezzor have begun to crumble in the face of an ISIS advance. The government has brought supplies in by helicopter, and the United Nations has periodically airdropped humanitarian aid, but the situation remains hard for those under siege. (more...)
Schulz, Merkel Slam Ex-Chancellor Schroeder's Nomination for Rosneft's Board Schulz, Merkel Slam Ex-Chancellor Schroeder's Nomination for Rosneft's Board
- September 04, 2017

Mr Schulz, for whom the debate was a rare chance to confront Ms Merkel's directly, also attacked the chancellor over her decision in summer 2015 to keep open Germany's borders for asylum seekers. Greenpeace activists had said the measures agreed on were too little too late and showed that Germany had missed the boat on shifting toward modern and clean transport systems. (more...)
Merkel's refugee policy under fire in key election debate Merkel's refugee policy under fire in key election debate
- September 04, 2017

Merkel argued that the cease of the accession talks with Turkey can only be decided in the concert of the European Union states. "I'll speak to my (EU) colleagues to see if we can reach a joint position on this so that we can end these accession talks", Merkel added. (more...)
Tens of thousands evacuated from Frankfurt for war bomb detonation Tens of thousands evacuated from Frankfurt for war bomb detonation
- September 03, 2017

German explosives experts started to defuse a massive World War Two bomb in Frankfurt today after tens of thousands of people evacuated their homes. Those affected have been offered free entry to several of the city's museums, while shelters have also been opened for residents. Seven decades after the end of the Second World War , unexploded bombs from intense Allied raids on Nazi Germany are still occasionally found in building sites, forests and fields and sometimes even in ... (more...)
Utah cop arrests nurse for refusing access to patient for blood draw Utah cop arrests nurse for refusing access to patient for blood draw
- September 03, 2017

Wubbels refused because based on the policy, the hospital can not draw blood unless police have a warrant, the patient is under arrest, or the patient gives consent. After confirming the mandate with hospital officials and providing documented proof of the policy to the officer, Wubbel declared "I'm just trying to do what I'm supposed to do". (more...)
Hurricane Harvey's homeless pets being sent across United States for new homes Hurricane Harvey's homeless pets being sent across United States for new homes
- September 03, 2017

Animal Friends says that in order to admit as many animals from Texas as they can, the dogs now up for adoption need to be taken in by loving families so that they can empty their full kennels. They have several initiatives underway to help pets displaced by Harvey. Phillips Pet Food and Supplies will also be donating Dream Crates wire crates to help in the safe transportation of rescues. (more...)
Man charged with murder of Temple student from Montgomery County Man charged with murder of Temple student from Montgomery County
- September 03, 2017

The investigation is still in the early phases, but authorities say Joshua Hupperterz is in custody and has confessed to "elements of the crime". The 22-year-old student who was majoring in film and arts had transferred to temple this week. (more...)
Kim Jong Un inspects loading of Hydrogen bomb into ICBM Kim Jong Un inspects loading of Hydrogen bomb into ICBM
- September 03, 2017

Japan's meteorological agency officer Toshiyuki Matsumori displays a chart showing seismic activity detected in North Korea , during a press conference at the agency's headquarters in Tokyo , on September 3, 2017. Although it claimed that a nuclear test in January a year ago was of a hydrogen bomb, experts said the seismic waves generated were consistent with an ordinary nuclear device, not a thermonuclear one. (more...)
In 'Spirit Of Parity,' US Orders Russia To Close Consulate, 2 Annexes In 'Spirit Of Parity,' US Orders Russia To Close Consulate, 2 Annexes
- September 02, 2017

The United States says it may resume conducting limited interviews at its three Russian Federation consulates for people seeking USA visas. Not much activity was detected outside the consulate building at 2790 Green Street in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signs orders to send more troops to Afghanistan Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signs orders to send more troops to Afghanistan
- September 02, 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced he's signed an order to send more troops into Afghanistan. "At the same time , it does protect" specific force information that could be used against forces on the ground, he said, adding: "We're saying the number's 11,000 today, and we'll go up or down slightly based on the operational requirement". (more...)
Gov. Rick Scott wins legal battle against State Attorney Aramis Ayala Gov. Rick Scott wins legal battle against State Attorney Aramis Ayala
- September 02, 2017

Eyewitness News put together 9 Facts to know about this ongoing case. Ayala said in March that she would not pursue capital punishment for any cases during her time in office. Scott said panel or no, Ayala has to enforce the law. Placing more power with the governor may open the door to future meddling with criminal cases, he said. (more...)
Trump administration picks companies to build border wall prototypes Trump administration picks companies to build border wall prototypes
- September 02, 2017

Contracts for wall prototypes other than concrete are expected to be awarded within the next few weeks. The four companies now under contract for prototypes are Fisher Industries of Tempe, AZ, Texas Sterling Construction Co ., of Houston, TX, Caddell Construction of Montgomery, Alabama , and W.G. (more...)
Trump hints at NAFTA withdrawal, says Mexico will pay for wall Trump hints at NAFTA withdrawal, says Mexico will pay for wall
- September 01, 2017

Mr. Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that Mexico and Canada were being hard in the Nafta talks and that he may have to start a withdrawal process to get a good deal for the U.S. "This is not a deal that you would ever sign", Trump added. We need the wall very badly. Slide into the trade spaces the USA appears to be making its way out of. (more...)
Around 27400 Rohingya flee into Bangladesh from Myanmar: UN sources Around 27400 Rohingya flee into Bangladesh from Myanmar: UN sources
- September 01, 2017

The intensity of the influx is getting more and more each day". On Wednesday, the bodies of two Rohingya women and two children were recovered after their boat was sacked on by Myanmar's Border Guard Police, Islam said. A Rohingya leader in Bangladesh cited survivors saying both boats were overcrowded. Photographs from the scene showed the bodies of several small children lined up on the ground, covered with sheets. (more...)
Prabhas' Saaho stars 6 Bollywood actors besides Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh Prabhas' Saaho stars 6 Bollywood actors besides Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh
- September 01, 2017

Recently, Shraddha Kapoor was finalized as the female lead and then even Neil Nitin Mukesh jumped into the bandwagon. As mentioned above, Saaho has an ensemble star cast and would feature actors from various film industries. The film is to be made simultaneously in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Prabhas , post-Baahubali is the only biggest positive Saaho has now worked for it. (more...)
Brexit-wary Japan executives to talk with United Kingdom trade chief
- September 01, 2017

The U.K. can not officially negotiate bilateral trade deals until the country departs the bloc in 2019. Asked what the point was of a copycat deal, May said this could be a starting point, with the arrangements amended as needed after Brexit took effect. (more...)
Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on Tax Reform Kickoff Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on Tax Reform Kickoff
- September 01, 2017

US President Donald Trump participates in a tax reform kickoff event at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, MO, on August 30, 2017 . House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , though, need to get on board, said Bossie, and they should start by listening to Trump's "optimistic message to the American people" on Wednesday, when he'll explain why tax relief is needed. (more...)
How DACA affects the health of America's children How DACA affects the health of America's children
- September 01, 2017

As The Hill notes , DACA granted work permits and deferred deportation for almost 800,000 undocumented people who arrived in the United States as children. Asked if she has thought about what she will do if she loses her protective status that she received four years ago and could face deportation, Romero said she hasn't come up with a plan. (more...)
GOP rep: Congress should set limits for Mueller probe in appropriations bills GOP rep: Congress should set limits for Mueller probe in appropriations bills
- September 01, 2017

The Politico news outlet, which spoke to several people familiar with the issue, said Wednesday the two investigators shared evidence on Manafort's suspected financial crimes and discussed a potential case in recent weeks. Manafort's Virginia apartment was raided by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation last month. Multiple reports previously have said that Manafort is being investigated for possible money laundering and investigators are looking at his lobbying work and ... (more...)
Pentagon revises number of troops in Afghanistan, disclosing 2600 more Pentagon revises number of troops in Afghanistan, disclosing 2600 more
- August 31, 2017

Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said that while the same "principles of transparency" will apply in Iraq and Syria, those countries have their own interests. More air support - in the form of more F-16 fighters, A-10 ground attack aircraft and additional B-52 bomber support, or a combination of all three - is also probably on the way, according to a US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss plans that had not yet been made public. (more...)
Toddlers among dead as India hit by monsoon flooding Toddlers among dead as India hit by monsoon flooding
- August 31, 2017

Many recalled the 2005 floods in and around the city, which killed more than 500 people. This week media across the world has focused its cameras on devastating floods in Texas while natural disasters in Bangladesh , India and Nepal have gone unreported. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey: Explosion risk at chemical plant forces evacuations Hurricane Harvey: Explosion risk at chemical plant forces evacuations
- August 31, 2017

If that class of chemical gets too hot, it can cause fires or explosions. Employees at the plant have been evacuated and families were being evacuated into early Wednesday morning. The Arkema plant, which produces chemicals used in making acrylic-based paints, is now submerged under floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey which have knocked out its primary and its two backup power generators. (more...)
Muslims Prepare for Hajj Pilgrimage Muslims Prepare for Hajj Pilgrimage
- August 31, 2017

Saudi Arabian authorities have started welcoming Hajj pilgrims who have travelled from across the world to undertake the annual pilgrimage to Mecca . This, he said, is germane to the successful implementation of the 2017 hajj operations. While the hajj is a main pillar of Islam, the custodianship of its holy sites is a pillar of the Al Saud family's legitimacy and power. (more...)
Kezia Dugdale steps down as Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale steps down as Scottish Labour leader
- August 31, 2017

But Scotland's vote in favour of remaining in the European Union, coupled with its less-than-enthusiastic response to the SNP's call for a second independence referendum has provided cause for optimism, with Scottish Labour winning seven seats in the House of Commons. (more...)
DoD moves troops, search-rescue units, aircraft, vehicles to Texas DoD moves troops, search-rescue units, aircraft, vehicles to Texas
- August 31, 2017

Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey. The soldiers will use helicopters to assist in search and rescue missions, while the airmen will help transport other National Guardsmen for response support. (more...)
Didn't storm off from 'The Kapil Sharma Show': Ajay Devgn Didn't storm off from 'The Kapil Sharma Show': Ajay Devgn
- August 31, 2017

We had earlier reported that Kapil had fainted on the sets of his show while he was preparing for the shoot of " Jab Harry Met Sejal " promotions. Kapil allegedly could not reach because he struggled to wake up after a late night. About his character, Milan said, "Emraan is a mix of instinct and deep thinking.He doesn't show it to others, but I know that he puts in a lot of effort to prepare for the role". (more...)
ISIL evacuation deal sparks Iraqi outrage ISIL evacuation deal sparks Iraqi outrage
- August 31, 2017

US-led coalition aircraft have carried out strikes to halt a convoy evacuating Islamic State militants from the Lebanon-Syria border area towards Iraq. Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the global coalition to defeat ISIS, who just returned from a two-week jaunt across the Middle East including Iraq, the Kurdistan Region, and Syria, offered the US stance. (more...)
Sea Shepherd to suspend pursuit of Japanese whalers Sea Shepherd to suspend pursuit of Japanese whalers
- August 30, 2017

Watson said his volunteer organisation could not compete with Japanese military satellite technology, which tracked Sea Shepherd in the ocean. "Instead of supporting Sea Shepherd the Australian government has been supporting the Japanese whalers by harassing Sea Shepherd and obstructing Sea Shepherd's ability to raise funds by denying our charitable status". (more...)
Joel Osteen's Church accused of closing doors to Hurricane Harvey Flood victims Joel Osteen's Church accused of closing doors to Hurricane Harvey Flood victims
- August 30, 2017

It has been reported on Twitter by people living in the Houston area that Joel Osteen has closed Lakewood Church due to flooding. But many Houstonians took to Twitter to post pictures of the Church from outside, while others questioned Osteen's decision to keep the church doors closed and not use his vast network to actively organise relief efforts. (more...)