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Assam's Independence Day spirit remains buoyant in the face of floods Assam's Independence Day spirit remains buoyant in the face of floods
- August 17, 2017

The flood fury continued in Assam as the toll rose to 39 in the second wave of floods and over 3.3 million people continued to be marooned in 24 districts of Assam on Wednesday. The floods have claimed seven lives so far in the north Bengal region, while about one lakh people were affected in the five districts-60,000 of them in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri alone. (more...)
Killed When Police Helicopter Crashes While Responding To Charlottesville Riot Killed When Police Helicopter Crashes While Responding To Charlottesville Riot
- August 17, 2017

Officials said Saturday's crash that killed Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, happened less than an hour after the helicopter had left the Charlottesville airport to conduct surveillance of the white nationalists' rally. (more...)
Merck CEO Quits Trump Council Over Initial Charlottesville Remarks Merck CEO Quits Trump Council Over Initial Charlottesville Remarks
- August 17, 2017

Frazier is one of the few black people to head a Fortune 500 company. Hours after Frazier resigned , Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank also said he was stepping down from the council. Frazier and his siblings were raised by their janitor father after their mother died when they were very young. Frazier, Plank and Krzanich are not the first CEOs to drop out of a Trump advisory role. (more...)
Lebanon scraps reviled rape law after campaign Lebanon scraps reviled rape law after campaign
- August 17, 2017

Tunisia also repealed their own "marry-your-rapist" law in July this year, followed by Jordan two weeks ago . There are many campaigns that educated the Lebanese people about this issue. Howayek said there was still a long way to go for Lebanese law to protect women, but getting rid of the "marry-your-rapist" provision - which dates back to 1943 - marked a major step. (more...)
US threats of military intervention in Venezuela unacceptable: Sergey Lavrov US threats of military intervention in Venezuela unacceptable: Sergey Lavrov
- August 17, 2017

On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told lawmakers that Tehran could withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) within hours if the USA continued to escalate sanctions rhetoric. "I think unilateral sanctions. are irresponsible actions that can hurt and undermine the balance achieved", Lavrov said, commenting on new restrictions recently imposed by Washington on Iran. (more...)
Former Wildcat Albers picks up 1st major league win in 4 years Former Wildcat Albers picks up 1st major league win in 4 years
- August 17, 2017

We're fortunate because of the job we got done yesterday that we had some people that nearly needed the work today and we were able to keep it close. "That's a big deal". "Just fell behind after that". That changes a lot right there. Dyson's ideal throw home was his 11th outfield assist this season, tops in the majors. (more...)
Alabama AG sues Birmingham, Bell over Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument barriers Alabama AG sues Birmingham, Bell over Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument barriers
- August 17, 2017

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Wednesday his office has filed a lawsuit in the Jefferson County Circuit Court against Mayor WIlliam Bell and the City of Birmingham for violating state law by constructing barriers to cover the monument in Linn Park. (more...)
No one to blame for Rohith Vemula's death: Centre No one to blame for Rohith Vemula's death: Centre
- August 17, 2017

As per the report made public by the Roopanwal Commission Vemula committed suicide of his own volition. The committee also rejected claim that Rohith Vemula's suicide was related to any activities of the university administration or the above political leaders including the Vice-Chancellor Professor Appa Rao Podiel. (more...)
Indians and Pakistanis sing each other's anthems to celebrate 70 years Indians and Pakistanis sing each other's anthems to celebrate 70 years
- August 17, 2017

Millions of people participate in the Independence Day ceremony. "As a champion for the UK's Indian diaspora, I want to mark this as an auspicious day of celebration for the Indian community here in the UK". East Bengal became part of Pakistan until the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, while West Bengal remained with India . A National Anthem Mash UP Video is going viral in social media this video was published by the Facebook page Voice of Ram on Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
- August 17, 2017

Since North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, the United Nations has imposed ever-tightening sanctions on the rogue regime to force it to halt its weapons programs. Friday - Trump (in a morning tweet): Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded , should North Korea act unwisely. And we'll see how it all works out, but you're not going to have a problem. (more...)
How India and Pakistan avoided a nuclear war How India and Pakistan avoided a nuclear war
- August 17, 2017

In August 1947 the British Raj was dismantled with the subcontinent divided into two independent states-Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Ambassador then raised the National flag to the mesmerising tone of the national anthem. It is 400 feet high and 120 feet by 80 feet in size made in Pakistan. (more...)
Confederate statue toppled at North Carolina rally Confederate statue toppled at North Carolina rally
- August 17, 2017

There was little protest during the statue's removal, though Gainesville police were standing by just in case, The Gainesville Sun reported . The statue, which had sat in front of the city's old courthouse since 1924 , depicts a Confederate soldier wielding a muzzle rifle and lugging a canteen and bedroll, and is dedicated "in memory of the boys who wore gray". (more...)
Charlottesville white supremacist blames counterprotesters for violence in tearful video
- August 17, 2017

Cantwell - a bald, muscular man with a penchant for tight t-shirts and guns - identifies as a white nationalist and is a speaker for Unite the Right. "Of course we're capable", he says. An upset Charlottesville resident wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt then addresses the camera: "There are bodies lying on the ground right now". As he exits the vicinity of the park, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke tells VICE: "They don't want us to tell the truth about the ethnic cleansing of ... (more...)
400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide 400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide
- August 17, 2017

The Red Cross estimates that 600 people are still missing as the death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital is certain to rise. The mortuary at Connaught Hospital has been overwhelmed by the number of dead, with bodies spread out on the floor. (more...)
Flash grenade accident at federal plaza sends FBI employee to hospital Flash grenade accident at federal plaza sends FBI employee to hospital
- August 17, 2017

The agent was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center in stable condition with right hand and wrist injuries, sources said. "We have no further information to provide regarding the agent's condition", the FBI's statement said. Witnesses heard a small explosion coming from the underground garage and smoke coming from the back of the building, which holds offices for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. (more...)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Stake Increased by Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd.
- August 17, 2017

The firm now has a "hold" rating on the oil and gas company's stock. Exxon Mobil Corporation accounts for about 3.7% of Marble Harbor Investment Counsel LLC's portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. TD Securities maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) rating on Thursday, August 6. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. (more...)
Police dashcam footage shows officer searching woman's vagina for 11 minutes Police dashcam footage shows officer searching woman's vagina for 11 minutes
- August 16, 2017

After finding nothing in Corley's clothing, the deputies, Ronaldine Pierre, 34, and William Strong, 37, then proceeded to strip Corley and perform a full body cavity search. Still images from the video showed Corley in handcuffs while deputies searched her vehicle. "It's disgusting", he said about how prosecutors "manipulated" the case this way, because he believes the grand jury did not get all of the necessary information in the case. (more...)
Trump warns North Korea: US military 'locked and loaded' Trump warns North Korea: US military 'locked and loaded'
- August 16, 2017

Jin Soo-young, 33, said she believes North Korea's missile tests are created to force the us and South Korea to negotiate for a peace treaty to replace the armistice that left the sides technically at war after three years of bitter fighting ended in 1953. (more...)
Sessions to tout cities that help United States immigration authorities Sessions to tout cities that help United States immigration authorities
- August 16, 2017

Sessions said in a statement released ahead of the event. "At its root, it is a rejection of our immigration law and a declaration of open borders", said Sessions. "Work with us to enforce a lawful immigration system that keeps us safe and serves our national interest", Sessions said. He asked them to "reconsider the harm they are doing to their residents". (more...)
Sharad Yadav announces meet to protect 'composite culture' Sharad Yadav announces meet to protect 'composite culture'
- August 16, 2017

All top opposition parties, such as the Congress, the Left, Samajwadi Party , Trinamool Congress, BSP and RJD have been invited at the function. He clarified the programme was not against anybody adding similar functions would be held across the country. (more...)
Spain rescues 339 migrants from 7 boats in Mediterranean Spain rescues 339 migrants from 7 boats in Mediterranean
- August 16, 2017

Instead, the Azzurro headed away from Libyan shores. The Libyan coastguard has repeatedly clashed with NGO vessels on the edge of Libyan waters, at times opening fire. Ships operated by NGOs have been increasingly important in sea rescues in the past years, picking up more than a third of all migrants brought ashore. (more...)
N.Korea threatens to launch missiles towards US' Guam N.Korea threatens to launch missiles towards US' Guam
- August 16, 2017

Lee Choon-geun, senior research fellow at South Korea's state-run Science and Technology Policy Institute, said there was a risk that any missile could land much closer to Guam than planned. Ellison and even Pentagon sources tell CBN News, the rush is on by North Korea to create more ballistic missiles, using technology from China and Russian Federation. (more...)
United States designates Hizbul Mujahideen as 'foreign terrorist group' United States designates Hizbul Mujahideen as 'foreign terrorist group'
- August 16, 2017

Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin . Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947. It added, "Today's action notifies the United States public and the global community that HM is a terrorist organisation". (more...)
'Selfish' beachgoers blamed after stranded baby dolphin dies 'Selfish' beachgoers blamed after stranded baby dolphin dies
- August 16, 2017

The sea creature is likely to have perished from dehydration and over heating, according to animal experts. Equinac writes that numerous animals it rescues are subjected to harmful human behavior before rescuers arrive. 'Cetaceans are very susceptible to stress, and crowding round it to take photos and to touch it causes them a big shock which greatly accelerates a cardiorespiratory failure, which is what happened . (more...)
Scottish Parliament Confirms Brute Force Cybersecurity Incident Scottish Parliament Confirms Brute Force Cybersecurity Incident
- August 16, 2017

According to officials, on Tuesday, hackers were trying to access numerous email accounts by systematically and repeatedly trying to crack their passwords. Sir Paul added: "Staff from the BIT (Business Information Technology) Office are working closely with the NCSC and our suppliers to put in place additional security measures to continue to contain the incident and mitigate against any future attacks". (more...)
Man sought in double shooting may have fled with 3 kids Man sought in double shooting may have fled with 3 kids
- August 16, 2017

Police canceled an Amber Alert for three missing children from IN at 12:31 p.m. Wednesday. The Brownsburg Police Department believes they were abducted by their father, 25-year-old Christhian Garcia, a Hispanic man with brown hair and brown eyes. (more...)
China, Nepal should enhance cooperation in traditional medicine: Wang China, Nepal should enhance cooperation in traditional medicine: Wang
- August 16, 2017

In another agreement, the Chinese side vowed to extend economic and technical cooperation for various projects in Nepal related to infrastructure development, road, railway, transmission line, tourism, and cross-border grids. The Government of China had constructed a building for the centre at the cost of Rs 680 million in 2009 and handed it to the Nepal Government in 2011. (more...)
Russian ex-minister accuses Vladimir Putin ally at bribery trial Russian ex-minister accuses Vladimir Putin ally at bribery trial
- August 16, 2017

Signs of Kremlin infighting surfaced on Wednesday as Alexei Ulyukaev, the former Russian minister of economic development, told a Moscow court that Igor Sechin, the head of the state oil company Rosneft, had plotted with secret police to frame him in a high-level corruption case. (more...)
Tearing down statues won't heal America Tearing down statues won't heal America
- August 16, 2017

Trump's critics pounced, accusing him of comparing neo-Nazi and white supremacists to anti-fascist counter-protesters. Trump asked . "You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?" What about the fact they came charging - that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? "Do they have any problem?" he asked. (more...)
Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed 3 settlers to death Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed 3 settlers to death
- August 16, 2017

ICA is a civil-miliary body that is mandated with coordinating Israeli government's dealing with Palestinians in the West Bank, but not Jewish settlers who live in the settlements. After the murder of two police officers near the holy site, which is also revered in Judaism and Christianity, Israeli authorities argued that new security measure such as metal detectors and CCTV cameras were necessary. (more...)

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