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120 injured as storm strikes Austrian firefighter festival 120 injured as storm strikes Austrian firefighter festival
- August 20, 2017

Two people were injured in Salzburg (west) in the collapse of a scaffold while falling trees or theft of objects have led to many auto accidents or blocked rail lines. The storm struck suddenly at about 10.30pm local time last night sending hundreds of revellers fleeing for their lives. About 150 rescue personnel responded to the incident, which left debris strewn across a large area, according to photographs of the scene. (more...)
Confederate monuments not limited to the Old South Confederate monuments not limited to the Old South
- August 20, 2017

The statues erected to honor its leaders boldly and unapologetically represent these values, making them beacons for white supremacists who see black people, Jews, and other racial and ethnic minorities as inferior. A statue of a Confederate officer is seen splattered with orange paint near a park in Louisville, Ky. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. "I love the idea of having a Frederick Douglass statute", she said. (more...)
8th CEO Quits Trump Manufacturing Council 8th CEO Quits Trump Manufacturing Council
- August 20, 2017

Frazier resigned from Trump's manufacturing council and the president disbanded the group and another advisory panel after several CEOs defected over his handling of the neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville. He bid good riddance to one CEO - Merck & Co.'s Kenneth Frazier - who was first to resign. "As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism", the pharmaceutical giant's chief continued. (more...)
Trump's stance on statues alienates Republicans Trump's stance on statues alienates Republicans
- August 20, 2017

Whether you agree or disagree with Trump's handling of the deadly episode, he's the one who elevated this into a political furor. A CBS poll released Thursday found that 67 percent of Republicans approved of the way Trump handled the violence in Charlottesville, while 82 percent of Democrats disapproved. (more...)
Pondicherry by night safe for women: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi Pondicherry by night safe for women: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi
- August 20, 2017

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi , who wanted to check for herself how safe Puduchery is for women, made a decision to go on a scooter ride around the city at night. "Both wanted to appear vulnerable and see how we woman riding a bike at night are looked at". Bedi asked the director general of police and senior superintendent of police to launch motorcycle patrolling, particularly between 11 pm and 4 am, besides patrolling on bicycles to keep vigil at vantage points such as bus stand, railway station ... (more...)
Mahakali Actors Gagan Kang And Arjit Lavania Killed In Road Accident Mahakali Actors Gagan Kang And Arjit Lavania Killed In Road Accident
- August 20, 2017

Arijit Lavania plays the role of Nandi and Gagan Kang plays the role of Indra. The intensity of the crash can be realised by the fact that the vehicle roof smashed into the trailer before turning around. The police has found beer cans inside the vehicle and suspect that it was a case of drunken driving. A case of accidental death has been registered. (more...)
Constitute enquiry panel on Darjeeling blast: GJM to Rajnath Constitute enquiry panel on Darjeeling blast: GJM to Rajnath
- August 20, 2017

Police have booked three top GJM leaders including its chief Bimal Gurung under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in connection with the Darjeeling blast. A case has been started against GJM leaders Bimal Gurung, Prakash Gurung, Praveen Subba and others at the Darjeeling Sadar Police Station. Besides sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging war against the state) and 121A (conspiracy to commit waging war against the state) of the Indian Penal Code have also ... (more...)
Two brothers among those suspected over Spain terror attacks Two brothers among those suspected over Spain terror attacks
- August 20, 2017

Police believe a jihadist cell was using the house as a location for making explosives. Anca Gurzu, a Canadian from Ottawa, was in a nearby neighbourhood when the Barcelona attack took place, but only realized what was going on after receiving a frantic call from a friend. (more...)
Spanish government maintains security alert level, says no attack imminent Spanish government maintains security alert level, says no attack imminent
- August 20, 2017

Abouyaaqoub has been named in Spanish media as the suspected driver of the van which mowed down innocent pedestrians on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday. They shouted, "We are not terrorists" and "Islam is peace". The Barcelona attack has reinforced the perception that Europe faces a rising challenge from foreign-trained fighters and those radicalised since the Syrian conflict erupted. (more...)
Israel police kill Palestinian in West Bank
- August 20, 2017

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the 17-year-old had been killed on Saturday, but did not elaborate on the circumstances of the death. There was no other comment from Palestinian officials. The 24-year US -sponsored peace process has so far failed to give the Palestinians a state on the territories Israel occupied in 1967, which include the Gaza Strip, West bank and East Jerusalem. (more...)
More departures from Trump business advisory councils More departures from Trump business advisory councils
- August 20, 2017

She was the seventh person to resign from two major advisory panels this week following Trump's comments. "Thank you all!" the president Tweeted early Wednesday afternoon. Over the summer, Tesla founder Elon Musk left both the manufacturing council and the Strategic and Policy Forum, announcing that he disagreed with Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accord. (more...)
Statue at Robert E. Lee Park vandalized Statue at Robert E. Lee Park vandalized
- August 20, 2017

The city's four black city councilmen held a joint news conference Friday to say they supported removing the statues as a way to start healing the city's racist past. The monument has a large stone pillar with an anonymous Confederate soldier on top. The monument was dedicated in 1896 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. (more...)
Some areas may see cloud cover during total solar eclipse Some areas may see cloud cover during total solar eclipse
- August 20, 2017

We are less than three days away from a total solar eclipse that has captivated the entire country. Morning low clouds could also fill skies in coastal areas of Washington, Oregon and California, AccuWeather said. We expect partly cloudy skies with high cumulus clouds, which can slightly block viewing the eclipse. The cloud cover will be affected by a frontal boundary that will get pushed south through the area over the weekend, but that is expected to lift back toward the north, ... (more...)
Hundreds Attend Anti-Racism Rally in Laguna Beach Hundreds Attend Anti-Racism Rally in Laguna Beach
- August 20, 2017

Cota says the police department is anticipating "hundreds" at the Main Beach protest Sunday, including some splinter counter-protesters. The "From Charlottesville to Laguna Beach: We Stand Together" rally is being hosted by Indivisible OC 48 , Indivisible OC-CA 46, the Laguna Beach Democratic Club and Together We Will Orange County . (more...)
Nimes railway station evacuated following reports of 'armed man' Nimes railway station evacuated following reports of 'armed man'
- August 20, 2017

The evacuation started after police received information that two or three armed persons were in the building. The Mirror are reporting that police are searching a train for suspects and that passengers are being told to put their hands up. (more...)
Saskatchewan Party to elect new leader in January Saskatchewan Party to elect new leader in January
- August 20, 2017

On Aug. 10, Premier Brad Wall announced that he would be stepping down as leader of the Saskatchewan Party once it had chosen a new leader. As of Saturday, only two people had thrown their hats into the leadership race: social services minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor and economy minister Jeremy Harrison. (more...)
Robredo tops Mocha's Twitter poll on possible replacements for Taguiwalo Robredo tops Mocha's Twitter poll on possible replacements for Taguiwalo
- August 20, 2017

She is the third appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte thumbed down by the congressional body, after the rejection of former Foreign Affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. Despite "unfavorable conditionalities", Abella said Duterte still has the final say. "I'm just saying that it seems to be a hard choice", he said. "I'm just saying that it seems to be a hard choice", Abella said. (more...)
More than 16 million people affected by flooding in southern Asia More than 16 million people affected by flooding in southern Asia
- August 20, 2017

Flooding of major rivers such as the Jamuna surpassed levels from 1988, the year of the deadliest floods the country has ever faced, the humanitarian agency said. Many areas in Nepal remain cut off after the destructive floods and landslides on August 11 and 12, while over 11 million people in four Indian states across the country's north are affected by recent floods, said the statement issued yesterday. (more...)
North Korea: 'The military is ready to attack - waiting for the order' North Korea: 'The military is ready to attack - waiting for the order'
- August 20, 2017

But he's sharing no other details. Mr Calvo criticised the widespread critique of Mr Trump , to which Mr Trump said, "they should have had me in years ago - frankly, you could have said that for the last three presidents". The U.S. -South Korea exercises are an annual event, but they come as Pyongyang says it is readying a plan to fire off four Hwasong-12 missiles toward the tiny island, which is U.S. (more...)
Billionaire Discovers WW2-Era USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea Billionaire Discovers WW2-Era USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea
- August 20, 2017

The Indy sunk just past midnight on July 30, 1945, days after the ship delivered to the Island of Tinian the components used to build the atomic bomb that the US dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Others have searched for Indianapolis in the past. The ship was found with the R/V Petrel , which Allen had recently purchased, retrofitting the 250-foot vessel with state-of-the-art technology capable of diving to 6,000 meters. (more...)
Future Cancels Charlottesville Show 'Out of Respect' to Victims Future Cancels Charlottesville Show 'Out of Respect' to Victims
- August 20, 2017

The White supremacists at the march don't want that to happen. " Future expressed concerns with safety, particularly following the events of this past weekend", Reilly told the University of Virginia student newspaper The Cavalier Daily. (more...)
500 neo-Nazis, counter-protesters march in Berlin 500 neo-Nazis, counter-protesters march in Berlin
- August 20, 2017

About 500 counter-demonstrators gathered nearby the parade in the Spandau district, separated by hundreds of heavily armoured police. Police told organisers they could march, but they were not allowed to glorify Hess, who died in Spandau prison. (more...)
US CENTCOM Commander briefed about Pak Army's operations in North Waziristan US CENTCOM Commander briefed about Pak Army's operations in North Waziristan
- August 20, 2017

The delegation appreciated efforts and sacrifices of the Pakistan Army and local tribes for re-establishing peace and order in the area. The delegation also paid a visit to Army Public School (APS) in Miranshah. General Joseph Votel met Pakistan's powerful army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and toured an area where the Pakistani military fought a campaign to drive out Islamist militants, according to the US embassy and Pakistan's military press office. (more...)
Central Forensic team to visit suite where Sunanda Pushkar was killed
- August 20, 2017

The probe agency made the submission before Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh while seeking more time to de-seal the suite as directed by the court. During the proceedings, lawyers of Hotel Leela informed the Delhi's Patiala House Court bench that they were informed by police on Friday regarding de-sealing of the suit where Pushkar was found dead. (more...)
North Carolina Completes 1st Little League World Series Perfect Game Since 2008 North Carolina Completes 1st Little League World Series Perfect Game Since 2008
- August 20, 2017

The Little League Baseball World Series famously showcases the talent of the best young players from all over the world, and so far, the tournament has already seen a flawless game and a no-hitter. Carson Hardee then came on for the final out and polished off the flawless game by striking out Leo Hueners looking. Ashton Byars hit a two run double as a part of a 4-run fourth inning for North State. (more...)
British boy, seven, missing after Barcelona terror attack
- August 20, 2017

A different suspect wanted in connection with the terror attacks has been killed, according to police sources. I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. Some 130 people from 34 different nationalities were injured in the attacks, emergency services have revealed. Watch Theresa May's statementTheresa May's full statement: "This morning I spoke with Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, to offer my deepest condolences after the bad attack that took place in ... (more...)
Duke University removes statue of Confederate general Duke University removes statue of Confederate general
- August 19, 2017

City officials have been discussing whether to remove or relocate the city's Confederate statues, a conversation hastened by violence that broke out in Charlottesville , Virginia last weekend. The decision to take down the statue followed discussions among students, faculty, staff and alumni about maintaining safety on campus, university President Vincent E. (more...)
Dunford stresses diplomacy, sanctions for North Korea in talks with Chinese Dunford stresses diplomacy, sanctions for North Korea in talks with Chinese
- August 19, 2017

China , North Korea's only ally and a United Nations veto power, voted in support of the measure. The U.S. military describes the software behind the drills as "state-of-the-art wargaming computer simulations". "North Korea is probably looking at all the cards it has to maximize pressure against the United States, and the drills provide a good opportunity to do it", Cheon said. (more...)
Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief
- August 19, 2017

Trump has shown his softer side at times. James Murdoch wrote that Trump's comments should "concern all of us as Americans and free people", the Times said. "History is watching us all", he added . About 31 percent of white residents think Trump, a Republican, has demonstrated sufficient leadership. Graham had said on Wednesday Trump's remarks at his news conference the day before had suggested "moral equivalency" between the white nationalists and anti-racism demonstrators and called on ... (more...)
Police say man confessed to killing younger sister, 2 cousins Police say man confessed to killing younger sister, 2 cousins
- August 19, 2017

He did confirm that the victims were three female juveniles under the age of 10. First responders pronounced all three of the girls dead on the scene. "This is one of the the most hard scenes that our officers arrived on", Donelan said, adding that the neighborhood where the children were found was quiet. (more...)

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