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68 swine flu cases detected in Telangana since August 1 68 swine flu cases detected in Telangana since August 1
- August 20, 2017

Broadly, 18,855 instances of the H1N1 flu have been accounted for this year, asserting 929 lives. While four deaths each were reported in Ahmedabad and Vadodara city, one death each was reported in Ahmedabad district, Mehsana, Gandhinagar city, and Patan district. (more...)
Australia to join US, Korea in war games Australia to join US, Korea in war games
- August 20, 2017

The exercises known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian came under verbal attack from North Korea this week, when Pyongyang warned of a "second Korean War" should Seoul and Washington go ahead with the drills. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that its neighbor is crossing the red line with these tests. The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian drills have taken place every two years and will kick off just as the US prepares for a total solar eclipse that will track across the entire country. (more...)
Charlottesville Mayor Wants Swift Removal of Lee Statue Charlottesville Mayor Wants Swift Removal of Lee Statue
- August 20, 2017

Lee. "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our handsome statues and monuments". "They represent acts of sedition against the United States of America and treason against the United State of America", he told Reuters on Wednesday. (more...)
Duke University removes statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee Duke University removes statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee
- August 20, 2017

The limestone carving was one of 10 figures memorialized near the chapel door; its face was vandalized Wednesday amid controversy over the similar statues honoring Confederate figures that are displayed throughout much of the country, especially in the South. (more...)
Blackstone and JPMorgan CEOs under pressure to resign Trump council Blackstone and JPMorgan CEOs under pressure to resign Trump council
- August 20, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Lindsey Graham, former US presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and others took aim at the remarks by Trump that worsened deep divisions within a Republican Party that controls both chambers of Congress and the White House. (more...)
Rebels erased: Baltimore's four Confederate monuments are
- August 20, 2017

One would never know it from the media coverage, but President Trump's views on the Charlottesville violence are echoed by almost half of Americans. Trump's decision to side with those opposed to removing Confederate monuments - even days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis protested the same cause - signaled that he was increasingly confident that he had reacted appropriately in a way that would bolster his standing with his core supporters.The President has faced sagging approval ... (more...)
Donald Trump digs in against critics Donald Trump digs in against critics
- August 20, 2017

The mayor of Charlottesville took a moral stand when he declared, "We don't want you here", after 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others injured when James Alex Fields, 20, a neo-Nazi enthusiast, drove his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters. (more...)
Father: 'Everybody loved' U.S. man killed in Spain Father: 'Everybody loved' U.S. man killed in Spain
- August 20, 2017

She tried to look for her husband but "got pushed inside the souvenir kiosk", where she stayed "while everybody kept running by, screaming", The Guardian reported. "He's been right there the whole time", his father told the New York Daily News. She tried in vain to locate Jared in the chaos, then searched for him at the U.S. (more...)
McCain completes first round of cancer treatment McCain completes first round of cancer treatment
- August 20, 2017

Lindsey Graham and retired Senator Joe Lieberman having a casual hang-out session. John McCain's daughter Meghan announced Friday that her father completed his first stage of radiation and chemotherapy for a brain tumor he was diagnosed with last month. (more...)
Major Mumbai University results to be out by Wednesday Major Mumbai University results to be out by Wednesday
- August 20, 2017

When a student sends us an application for re-evaluation, we do not have to go to the godown to fetch a specific answer sheet. The University's acting Vice-Chancellor Devanand Shinde who has been given the charge of cleaning up the mess created by his predecessors confirmed that the university will now not focus on deadlines but will only do the job of completing the assessment and declaring the results as soon as possible. (more...)
Mariners win their 4th straight; defeating Rays 7 Mariners win their 4th straight; defeating Rays 7
- August 20, 2017

He struck out five batters against one walk and surrendered five base hits, including a solo home run by Steven Souza. Edwin Diaz regrouped to strike out Kevin Kiermaier and pinch hitter Corey Dickerson hit a weak ground ball as he recorded his 27th save. (more...)
Jordan Howard (eye) won't play in Bears' preseason game Saturday Jordan Howard (eye) won't play in Bears' preseason game Saturday
- August 20, 2017

Drew Stanton completed 11 of 15 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown while Blaine Gabbert threw for 53 yards in 5-for-9 passes. Mitchell Trubisky completed 18 of 25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown while Mike Glennon added 20 yards in 2-for-8 passes. (more...)
Liu Xiabo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral Liu Xiabo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral
- August 20, 2017

Zeng Jinyan, a Hong Kong-based documentary maker and supporter of the couple, told the Associated Press Ms Liu's body language appeared to show that she was speaking to the person holding the camera with some formality. "It is certain that she was forced by the authorities to make this video", a friend told AFP news agency. "We have no way of determining where she is and who is with her". (more...)
Israeli PM Netanyahu Plans Visit To Sochi To Meet With Putin Israeli PM Netanyahu Plans Visit To Sochi To Meet With Putin
- August 20, 2017

Israel has sought to avoid being dragged into the civil war, but has carried out strikes to prevent arms deliveries to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which fights alongside Assad's forces. In addition to the visits, Netanyahu and Putin speak regularly on the phone. Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told AFP news agency that Russian Federation is generally not informed ahead of time of Israeli strikes in Syria, although a "hotline" was established in 2016 to avoid unintended ... (more...)
Tillerson, Mattis: Military option still in play for North Korea Tillerson, Mattis: Military option still in play for North Korea
- August 20, 2017

Trump warned North Korea recently it will face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States , prompting North Korea to say it is considering plans to fire missiles toward Guam. North Korea has in the past threatened to attack Japan, a staunch US ally and host to USA military bases. In the face of the DPRK threat, Tillerson announced a decision to accelerate implementation of a 2015 agreement to overhaul the USA military relationship with Japan. (more...)
United States general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack United States general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack
- August 20, 2017

Following North Korea's well-publicized plans to shoot four rockets over Japanese areas to eventually hit the waters near the USA territory of Guam, Japan tested its J-Alert system, which would transmit information to towns and cities along the projected path of a missile. (more...)
Charlottesville Victim's Mom Says She Won't Talk to Trump
- August 20, 2017

Bro heard his statement and responded, thanking the president : " Thank you, President Trump , for those words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred". "After what he said about my child". He then asked CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins if the White House was trying to fix this, with Collins noting that she hadn't heard back from the White House on that and that she's been asking since Saturday if they've reached out to Bro. (more...)
From Charlottesville To Athens, People Around The World Mourn Heather Heyer From Charlottesville To Athens, People Around The World Mourn Heather Heyer
- August 20, 2017

However, after hearing him compare Heyer to the KKK, as stated above, Trump's words have removed all interest that she had in wanting to call back the press secretaries or be connected to the president. In an interview with NBC's Katy Tur , Bro said her daughter would laugh in the face of the bigots who are emboldened by Trump's defense of their Confederate monument protest. (more...)
Mattis traveling to Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine next week Mattis traveling to Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine next week
- August 20, 2017

On Monday, Secretary Mattis with meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lieutenant General Mahmoud Freihat. The Defense Department (DOD) said in a statement he will offer held US assistance to President Erdoğan in "the fight against the PKK". Mattis' trip will conclude in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will meet with President Petro Poroshenko and Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak. (more...)
Coty Inc. (COTY), Allergan plc (AGN) Stock Eyes Ahead of Earnings Coty Inc. (COTY), Allergan plc (AGN) Stock Eyes Ahead of Earnings
- August 20, 2017

The fund owned 31,762 shares of the company's stock after selling 30,466 shares during the period. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams Incorporated stated it has 0.68% in Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN). Quite a few investment firms and many large funds have quite recently purchased and unloaded stocks of AGN. UBS AG reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $275.00 price objective on shares of Allergan PLC .in a report on Monday, May 15th. (more...)
Scott Dekraai will not face death penalty, judge rules Scott Dekraai will not face death penalty, judge rules
- August 20, 2017

Arguing that prosecutors have been "unable or unwilling" to comply with lawful orders to turn over evidence about on the use of informants in Orange County jails, Goethals concluded it was necessary to take the death penalty off the table. "To make this ruling took some judicial courage", he said. He said dozens or even hundreds of other cases could have been tainted by testimony using the system. (more...)
Police To Charge 3 Men With Terror Offence After Melbourne Mosque Attack Police To Charge 3 Men With Terror Offence After Melbourne Mosque Attack
- August 20, 2017

He was arrested after his auto was pulled over by police in Roxburgh Park late on Saturday. A 29-year-old man from Meadow Heights, in Melbourne's north, was arrested late last night. The Imam Ali Islamic Centre had been targeted in two previous arson attacks, on May 14 and November 24 past year. "Victoria Police is proud to serve a diverse multi-faith and multicultural community, and will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in our community". (more...)
Cook's mighty 243 helps England tighten grip against Windies in first Test Cook's mighty 243 helps England tighten grip against Windies in first Test
- August 20, 2017

An air of farce hung over the day from the moment of the first delivery, which Anderson sent down at 1.30pm - half-an-hour earlier than scheduled due to the rain on the second evening. Stokes reverse-swept Chase to slip before Jonny Bairstow played on to Jason Holder . Old-firm centurions Alastair Cook and Joe Root provided England's bankable constants against the West Indies in an ever-changing world at Edgbaston . (more...)
All Blacks legend Colin Meads dies aged 81 All Blacks legend Colin Meads dies aged 81
- August 20, 2017

Prime Minister Bill English said it was a sad day not only for New Zealand rugby but for the country. "He was no-nonsense, reliable, hardworking, warm and very generous with his time", English said. The undefeated 1967 team with which he toured Britain was recently voted the best New Zealand has ever fielded. 1967 - Becomes the first All Black sent off in a Test, for unsafe play against Scotland at Murrayfield. (more...)
USA culture and history being 'ripped apart' by removal of Confederate statues USA culture and history being 'ripped apart' by removal of Confederate statues
- August 20, 2017

Heather Heyer , 32, was the woman killed by the suspected white nationalist in Charlottesville. In his tweets on Thursday, he wrote that "you can't change history, but you can learn from it". After a tumultuous several weeks, the president is trying to find his footing. Mitch Ceasar said it's " very important " Confederate statues are removed. (more...)
Man Utd net three goals in four minutes to thrash Swansea
- August 20, 2017

The substitute Martial on the edge of the box, cut in onto his right foot to place the ball into the bottom corner to make it 4-0 to the visitors and round off a sensational four minute spell for Manchester United . "We absolutely need more quality players to come in, so we have a chance of being competitive this year", Clement said. Yet, their rampant display in final 15 minutes secured them a big win away from home. (more...)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge starts vs. Palace, Andrew Robertson gets debut Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge starts vs. Palace, Andrew Robertson gets debut
- August 20, 2017

Who will come on top in this fixture? Crystal Palace were a real bogey side for Liverpool 18 months ago, having frequently given the Reds a tough game regardless of venue . Benteke is the one major deal Liverpool have got wrong in the last couple of years. I expect, Joel Matip to lead a quartet of defender comprising of the young Alexander-Arnold, Alberto Moreno and Dejan Lovren . (more...)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge starts vs. Palace, Andrew Robertson gets debut Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge starts vs. Palace, Andrew Robertson gets debut
- August 20, 2017

Who will come on top in this fixture? Crystal Palace were a real bogey side for Liverpool 18 months ago, having frequently given the Reds a tough game regardless of venue . Benteke is the one major deal Liverpool have got wrong in the last couple of years. I expect, Joel Matip to lead a quartet of defender comprising of the young Alexander-Arnold, Alberto Moreno and Dejan Lovren . (more...)
Trump rips CEO who stepped down from American Manufacturing Council
- August 20, 2017

Trump eventually denounced neo-Nazis and the KKK as criminals and thugs on Monday. Democrats and Republicans criticized Trump for waiting too long to address the violence - his first major domestic crisis as president - and for failing when he did speak out to explicitly condemn white-supremacist marchers who ignited the melee. (more...)
Duke University removes Robert E. Lee statue from chapel
- August 20, 2017

Last week, a protest against the removal of a Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly when a man rammed his auto into a group of counter-protesters, resulting in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer . Hundreds of white supremacists descended on the historic Virginia town on August 11 and 12 to protest the Lee statue's removal. Gov. Roy Cooper has urged the removal of Confederate monuments from public property around the state, though his goal would be hard to achieve ... (more...)

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