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Trump to call for probe of 'unfair' Chinese trade practices Trump to call for probe of 'unfair' Chinese trade practices
- August 14, 2017

The move, which could eventually lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods, comes at a time when Trump has asked China to do more to crack down on North Korea's nuclear missile programme as he threatens possible military action against Pyongyang . (more...)
Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Set To Abdicate And Make Charles King Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Set To Abdicate And Make Charles King
- August 14, 2017

The report comes after Prince Philip , 96, resigned as the Duke of Edinburgh last month. Speaking on Sunrise this morning "Jobbo" went on to explain that the Regent Act means she will be able to step aside, still remain Queen, and Prince Charles would take executive power as prince regent. (more...)
Guam Catholics pray for peace amid North Korean missile threats Guam Catholics pray for peace amid North Korean missile threats
- August 14, 2017

To underline his statement, Tillerson would not back away from an upcoming scheduled refueling stop to North Korea. It also said that the two "reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". in the event of an attack on America soil. There are no air raid drills or cars in camouflage netting as was the case during previous crises. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of global concern ... (more...)
Plea Against Art 35A May Be Heard By Constitution Bench: SC Plea Against Art 35A May Be Heard By Constitution Bench: SC
- August 14, 2017

Article 35A, which was added to the Constitution by a Presidential Order in 1954, accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of the Jammu and Kashmir. National Conference (NC) patron and three time chief minster Farooq Abdullah would hold meeting of the opposition parties today at his Gupkar residence at 4:00pm in view of abrogating of Article 35-A. (more...)
Slashing the Saudi budget deficit Slashing the Saudi budget deficit
- August 14, 2017

As part of its reforms, Saudi Arabia is due to introduce value-added tax (VAT) in early 2018 along with the UAE and Qatar. Revenues increased 6 percent from a year ago to 163.9 billion riyals ($43.7 billion); oil revenues jumped 28 percent to 101.0 billion riyals because of higher global oil prices. (more...)
Chinese military surveillance planes fly close to Taiwan Chinese military surveillance planes fly close to Taiwan
- August 14, 2017

The Xian H-6 bombers and Y-8 aircraft were accompanied by a group of Chinese early warning aircraft and two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets in the Miyako Strait, the ministry added. It is also anxious about Taiwan, which it claims as its own, but is run by a government China fears is intent on independence. China is in the midst of an ambitious military modernisation programme that includes the acquisition of new aerial and naval platforms to increase its ability to project power far from its ... (more...)
Pence Goes Beyond Trump in Condemning White Supremacists
- August 14, 2017

Butram said he picked Trump Tower for the location because President Donald Trump "has welcomed white nationalists in from the cold" and helped provide a bigger platform for their beliefs. Warren said: "How can President Trump show whose side he's on?" Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders described the violence as a "provocative effort by Neo-Nazis to foment racism and hatred and create violence". (more...)
New Plan To See Vacant Homes Brought Back Into Use New Plan To See Vacant Homes Brought Back Into Use
- August 14, 2017

Mr Murphy has also reiterated a number of actions his department is taking to "quickly progress" vacant homes back into use. Age Action Ireland this morning gave a "cautious" welcome to the suggested move. The Dublin Bay South TD expects to have a City Action Plan for the capital in the coming weeks. Mr Murphy intends to put draft regulations before the Dail on its return that will allow the change of use of vacant commercial and over-the-shop premises to residential use without having to ... (more...)
Murugan's death: Medical College's report says no ventilator was available Murugan's death: Medical College's report says no ventilator was available
- August 14, 2017

The chief minister's office has also confirmed that the meeting will be held in a day or two. Kollam: For Murugammal, wife of Murugan, the migrant worker from Tamil Nadu who died after being allegedly denied treatment at various hospitals in Kerala, life has come full circle with the loss of the family's sole breadwinner and the prospect of starting all over again. (more...)
Blue Whale Challenge India: New case, another teen dies in Bengal Blue Whale Challenge India: New case, another teen dies in Bengal
- August 14, 2017

The 50-day online challenge requires the participant to complete different tasks, one each day. Well, News is coming that Suicide of Ankan Dey, a class 10 student in Anandapur town whose body was recovered from the bathroom of his house on Saturday. (more...)
China issues order to put United Nations sanctions on N China issues order to put United Nations sanctions on N
- August 14, 2017

The sanctions, also backed by China and Russian Federation, must be implemented 30 days after a resolution for them was approved by the 15-member Security Council in a vote on August 6. North Koreans working at the now-closed Kaesong industrial zone across the border from South Korea were apparently paid an average salary of only $160 (£124) a month, whereas a labourer in China received $450-$750 (£348-£580) a month. (more...)
Big Ben To Fall Silent For FOUR Years Next Week Big Ben To Fall Silent For FOUR Years Next Week
- August 14, 2017

Parliament said the silencing of the bell to protect the health and safety of workers implementing the restoration of the tower. The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped on August 21 to protect workers during a four-year, 29-million-pound ($38 million) conservation project that includes fix of the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and its clock. (more...)
Man charged with attempting to murder two men in Portadown Man charged with attempting to murder two men in Portadown
- August 14, 2017

The Garvaghy Road had been closed earlier in the day in what police described as a "major incident". During a follow up investigation a burnt out vehicle was found on the Drumnagoon Road, believed to be connected to the attack. The man has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and unsafe driving. The man is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates' Court on Monday. (more...)
Coutinho owes Liverpool Coutinho owes Liverpool "another year" says Stephen Gerrard
- August 14, 2017

Liverpool are said to have rejected Coutinho's request, but with the Spanish giants looming, the threat of a late move to Catalonia remains. "I think the difference here is Coutinho in January has just signed a five-year deal, become the highest-paid player at the club, he comes out and says he's really, really happy and then the first time Barcelona come he puts in a transfer request". (more...)
How the USA would detect and shoot down a North Korean missile
- August 14, 2017

Watch Room staff monitor news and updates and coordinate with agencies on local in the event of emergency as Guam Homeland Security opens its 24-hour Watch Room operation in response to the threats from North Korea , in Hagatna, Guam . "The United States will consider it an apparent attack if it lands within its territorial waters and, given the risks involved, will most likely try to shoot them down before they land anywhere close to Guam and its territorial sea", Lee told Reuters. (more...)
Sri Lanka to play T20I in Pakistan, confirms board's chief Sri Lanka to play T20I in Pakistan, confirms board's chief
- August 14, 2017

However, in June, a series of proposed games between Pakistan and Afghanistan were cancelled following a bomb attack in Kabul, while Pakistan and India have not met in Test cricket since the 2008 Mumbai attacks . Out of the squad that was attacked in Lahore, only Chamara Kapugedara stands a chance of being selected for future T20s, but other players will also have heard the details of that attack from teammates who had lived through it. (more...)
United Kingdom police say they arrested wrong man in jogging-rage case United Kingdom police say they arrested wrong man in jogging-rage case
- August 14, 2017

Police have not named the person they arrested, but lawyers for the man who happen to be a banker came forward on Friday to say his client had "irrefutable proof" that he was in the United States at the time. Seconds later, a bus is seen swerving out of the way, and narrowly missing the woman, who suffered minor injuries. The Metropolitan Police says about 15 minutes later the runner returned in the other direction across the bridge, but when the woman attempted to speak to him, he "did not ... (more...)
Contingency plan ready for Filipinos in Guam Contingency plan ready for Filipinos in Guam
- August 14, 2017

Moreover, North Korea announced that it was already detailing a plan on how to launch nearly a dozen ballistic missiles with the exclusive economic zone of Guam, a U.S. Cayetano said instructions have been given to embassy officials in Korea, Japan and Guam for them to regularly provide updates, though social media, to Filipinos on preparations and other related matters they needed to know. (more...)
Learners to be allowed on motorways in 2018 Learners to be allowed on motorways in 2018
- August 14, 2017

Jason Wakeford, director of campaigns for Brake, said: "Rather than allowing learner drivers on the motorway, there should instead be a requirement for all newly-qualified drivers to receive mandatory lessons, including on the motorway, once they've passed their test". (more...)
Ashwin set for county stint with Worcestershire Ashwin set for county stint with Worcestershire
- August 14, 2017

Worcestershire are now placed second in division two of the county championships and Ashwin could come up against India teammate Cheteshwar Pujara in his second match as the batsman is set to continue playing for top of the table Nottinghamshire. (more...)
Is This The Reason Behind Pahlaj Nihalani's Removal As Censor Board Chief? Is This The Reason Behind Pahlaj Nihalani's Removal As Censor Board Chief?
- August 14, 2017

Some say Kushan Nandy's written complaint to the Information & Broadcasting Ministry about Nihalani's alleged misbehaviour with producer Kiran Shroff, during the censor screening of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz , sealed his fate. A source told the publication, "For a very long time, Ekta had been grumbling against Nihalani's high-handedness". "When the film was severely attacked by the CBFC, Ekta Kapoor expressed her displeasure to the new I&B Minister", the source added. (more...)
Group submits request to hold rally at Lee Statue in September Group submits request to hold rally at Lee Statue in September
- August 14, 2017

A spokesperson with Mayor Levar Stoney's office said Richmond and Capitol police are meeting to discuss the request. Police said streets in the area are closed. However, that information does not match what the state received, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch was unable to reach anyone associated with that group. (more...)
Give Babri land for Ram temple and win hearts: Shia cleric Give Babri land for Ram temple and win hearts: Shia cleric
- August 14, 2017

His comments come in the wake of the Shia Waqf Board telling the Supreme Court that a mosque can be built at a distance from the disputed land, as the latter on Friday commenced the cross-appeals hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, to look for an amicable settlement of the dispute. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj assures Pakistan woman of granting medical visa Sushma Swaraj assures Pakistan woman of granting medical visa
- August 14, 2017

It is reported that Faiza is affected with Ameloblastoma, an oral tumour which is aggressive in nature, and want treatment from India. She had made an advance payment of Rs 10 lakh for the treatment but her medical visa application was rejected. (more...)
Asian shares expected to focus on China data, dollar languishes Asian shares expected to focus on China data, dollar languishes
- August 14, 2017

Many Japanese traders stayed away from the market for Japan's traditional "obon" holiday. Eurostat is scheduled to release euro area industrial production data for June later in the day, with economists expecting output to fall 0.4% sequentially in June, reversing a 1.3% rise in May. (more...)
Venezuela expected to dominate Pence's Latin American trip Venezuela expected to dominate Pence's Latin American trip
- August 14, 2017

According to official versions, the main topic to be tackled between the U.S. visitor and his Colombian interlocutor will be the struggle against drug trafficking, which also appears in the agenda of this Latin-American tour of Pence, which later comprises Argentina, Chile and Panama until August 18th. (more...)
Solar eclipse glasses offer protection from vision loss Solar eclipse glasses offer protection from vision loss
- August 14, 2017

Viewing the sun or an eclipse using any other glasses or filters could result in loss of vision or permanent blindness. Some even say they are just as good as the NASA-approved manufacturers, but haven't gotten approval yet. The Capitol Reef Natural History Association will sell special eclipse-viewing glasses at the visitor center bookstore for a nominal cost. While no data exists for how many made-for-eclipse eyeglasses are in circulation overall, shady distributors of purportedly ... (more...)
Australia Deputy PM 'could be NZ citizen' Australia Deputy PM 'could be NZ citizen'
- August 14, 2017

Prior suggestions that Mr Joyce held dual citizenship had been quickly dismissed as "laughable" by the politician. The loss of Joyce's vote on the floor would be deeply problematic for the government. Barnaby Joyce , famous for his tough stance on foreign flora and fauna in Australia, had no idea that a little bit of introspection was needed. "The Leader of the National Party, the Deputy Prime Minister, is qualified to sit in this House, and the High Court will so hold", Turnbull told ... (more...)
Tim Minchin slams the plebiscite as an insult to the public's intelligence Tim Minchin slams the plebiscite as an insult to the public's intelligence
- August 14, 2017

The Australia-raised comedian caused a stir on Friday with his expletive-laden remix of the 1980 hit " I Still Call Australia Home " by Peter Allen, calling Australians against the vote "bigoted c***s". However, Alberici has appeared to ignore this memo by publishing a series of weekend tweets that appear to show she favours changing the Marriage Act. (more...)
Nepal: 200 Indian tourists stranded in Chitwal because of floods and landslides Nepal: 200 Indian tourists stranded in Chitwal because of floods and landslides
- August 14, 2017

According to officials, hundreds of people are trapped in a resort in southern Nepal. "The situation is worrying as tens of thousands of people have been hit", Basnet told Reuters . The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the main tourism promotion body, has also said that they are constantly in touch with the administration of Chitwan district and the hoteliers for the safety of the tourists. (more...)

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