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U.S. embassy in Russian Federation temporarily halts issue of non-immigrant visas U.S. embassy in Russian Federation temporarily halts issue of non-immigrant visas
- August 21, 2017

President Vladimir Putin, reacting to new sanctions imposed by the US Congress which President Donald Trump reluctantly signed into law, last month ordered Washington to cut diplomatic and technical staff in Russian Federation by 755 people, or by about 60 percent, by September 1. (more...)
US Reduces Russian Visa Services as Kremlin Caps Diplomat Numbers US Reduces Russian Visa Services as Kremlin Caps Diplomat Numbers
- August 21, 2017

It said services would be resumed on September 1, but would be offered "on a greatly reduced scale". The U.S. will suspend all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russian Federation on Wednesday, its embassy in Moscow said on Monday. " Washington's actions are aimed at a deterioration of U.S. -Russia relations". "Russia's decision to reduce the United States' diplomatic presence here calls into question Russia's seriousness about pursuing better relations", U.S. (more...)
Ileana D'Cruz reveals horrifying details of eve teasing by six men Ileana D'Cruz reveals horrifying details of eve teasing by six men
- August 21, 2017

The actress revealed that her vehicle had stopped at a red traffic signal when six men surrounded her auto and began banging on the windows and one even lay down on the bonnet of her vehicle. After all the actress is still a woman and demands respect like any other woman. Big names such as Vidya Balan and Swara Bhaskar have all complained about being harassed earlier. (more...)
Maharashtra Board Class 12 Supplementary Exam Result Today At Mahresult Maharashtra Board Class 12 Supplementary Exam Result Today At Mahresult
- August 21, 2017

A total of 23,283 students passed the intermediate (class 12) compartment exams, report adds. A total of 15,05,365 students has registered for February-March 2017 exams, of which 8,48,929 were boys while 6,56,436 were girls, appearing from 9,143 junior colleges across the state.This year's total pass percentage is 89 .50 which is about 2.9 per cent increase from last year's percentage. (more...)
Russian Federation hits 200 Daesh militants in eastern Syria Russian Federation hits 200 Daesh militants in eastern Syria
- August 21, 2017

Some Syrian forces have held out within Deir ez-Zour after the Daesh terror group laid siege to the city beginning in 2014. Russia , which launched a military campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad two years ago, has been bombing IS positions along the frontline in Deir al-Zour in an attempt to stop the government enclave falling to the jihadist group. (more...)
Finland names Turku knife attack suspect as Abderrahman Mechkah Finland names Turku knife attack suspect as Abderrahman Mechkah
- August 21, 2017

Finnish broadcaster MTV, citing an unnamed source, said the suspect had been denied asylum in Finland , although police said he had only been "part of the asylum process". Among the injured was Hassan Zubier, 45, a paramedic who was born in Dartford, Kent. Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in last week's stabbing spree in a Finnish city - being probed as the country's first ever terror attack - as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah. (more...)
Online hate crime will be punished 'as seriously' as offline abuse Online hate crime will be punished 'as seriously' as offline abuse
- August 21, 2017

The head of the CPS said this month's events in Charlottesville, where white supremacists clashed with anti-racism groups, and even the Barcelona terror attacks demonstrate what online abuse can lead to. The CPS said that in 2015-16 the CPS completed 15,442 hate crime prosecutions, the highest figure on record, with a conviction rate of 83.2%. Miller was born in Guyana, a former British colony in South America. (more...)
University of Texas removes Confederate statues University of Texas removes Confederate statues
- August 21, 2017

One woman was killed when a suspected white nationalist drove his vehicle into a crowd. That move came after Fenves commissioned a panel to examine the possible options for the statue. The statues depicting Lee, Johnston and Reagan will be transferred to the Briscoe Center for scholarly study. UT-Austin spokesman J.B. Bird said the university had no objection to Hogg's statue on campus, but "the entire statuary is one exhibit, so it all goes together". (more...)
Kenya: Gardener Arrested Over Murder of Swiss Nationals in Mombasa Kenya: Gardener Arrested Over Murder of Swiss Nationals in Mombasa
- August 21, 2017

The incident was condemned by stakeholders from the tourism sector who termed it as unfortunate urging the police to ensure killers are arrested. Kisauni police boss Christopher Rotich said they are yet to establish the nationality of the murder victims. (more...)
Animal Shelter open for 'Clear the Shelters' Saturday Animal Shelter open for 'Clear the Shelters' Saturday
- August 21, 2017

The New Hanover County Shelter had 11 dogs and six cats adopted. "Statistically they stay longer at shelters". "Sometimes the color of their eyes will get people's attention. "People will be running around that day so they can come down here and have some fun", he told the Jeffersonville, Indiana News and Tribune . "They will always remember the day they adopted their cat", he said. (more...)
Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic undergoing AC Milan medical today Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic undergoing AC Milan medical today
- August 21, 2017

Milan have always been linked with a number of strikers, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Torino's Andrea Belotti, but they have now seemingly rubber-stamped the signing of the former Blackburn Rovers forward. Previous reports suggest the 29-year-old will initially join the Rossoneri on a season-long loan for €5m, prior to a €20m permanent switch next summer. (more...)
Letter to the editor: Backing Civil War statues is bad revisionist history Letter to the editor: Backing Civil War statues is bad revisionist history
- August 21, 2017

Lee , who may be considered a rebel who tried to break the Union down. A monument of Gen. Robert E. Lee at Duke University was taken down early Saturday, days after it had been vandalized . But UVA is also a school largely built by slaves and where professors had ideological connections to the resistance movement that followed the Brown vs. (more...)
US Duke University Removes Confederate General Statue in Wake of Charlottesville US Duke University Removes Confederate General Statue in Wake of Charlottesville
- August 21, 2017

Dr Gerald Horne, an African-American historian at the University of Houston, emphasised on MSNBC's The Beat last week: "These statues were erected not only because they were created to express white power but also antipathy and animosity to the newly freed enslaved population, not only because of white supremacy but because the abolition of slavery represented the confiscation of private property without compensation". (more...)
President of Seychelles to attend southern Africa heads of state meeting President of Seychelles to attend southern Africa heads of state meeting
- August 21, 2017

Summit hosted by the Department of International Relations (Dirco) in Pretoria was nearly overshadowed by the alleged assault committed by Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, and controversy around the grounding of a Zimbabwean airline in South Africa and a SAA flight in Harare. (more...)
Malaysia extends help to USA fleet SAR mission Malaysia extends help to USA fleet SAR mission
- August 21, 2017

MMEA director-general Admiral Datuk Zulkifili Abu Bakar said the agency was informed of the incident by the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Handalan. Zulkifili said the injured sailers are now receiving medical treatment in Singapore, where the two ships are also being repaired. (more...)
European flight fares could rise after low-priced Berlin Air collapses European flight fares could rise after low-priced Berlin Air collapses
- August 21, 2017

Air Berlin, which has only posted a full-year profit three times since its shares started trading in 2006, filed for insolvency on August 15 after its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways PJSC, withdrew financial support. Air Berlin, which had seen passenger numbers fall by almost a million in a year, has filed for insolvency, but is being propped up by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, which has provided it with a €150million (£136million) bridging loan. (more...)
Prasad Shrikant Purohit Gets Bail in Malegaon Blast Case Prasad Shrikant Purohit Gets Bail in Malegaon Blast Case
- August 21, 2017

April 2015: Setting aside Bombay HC's order, the Supreme Court drooped MCOCA charges due to lack of evidence against accused in the previous cases. Nisar Ahmed Haji Sayed Bilal, a resident of Malegaon had challenged the vires of the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) Supplementary Charge Sheet in which the agency gave a clean chit to Thakur. (more...)
Sunny and windy, with highs around 82 — Sunday weather Sunny and windy, with highs around 82 — Sunday weather
- August 21, 2017

There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. through the afternoon into the evening hours, Moore said. Again, heavy rain will bepossible but this time could also have gusty winds. Mostly cloudy - low around 75. Saturday .Mostly sunny with a tiny rain chance. Friday Night .Partly cloudy. A chance for showers. Both days will be partly to mostly cloudy during the day. (more...)
Neymar dominates in PSG home debut Neymar dominates in PSG home debut
- August 21, 2017

A Neymar-inspired Paris Saint-Germain has claimed an impressive 6-2 win over Toulouse in Sunday's Ligue 1 clash at the Parc des Princes . The post Neymar Scores Brace As PSG Spank Toulouse appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria . (more...)
Trump says culture being 'ripped apart' by statue removals Trump says culture being 'ripped apart' by statue removals
- August 21, 2017

Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and met with Trump before his inauguration to discuss the possibility of becoming his secretary of State, was responding to questions about how Trump handled the recent racial violence in Charlottesville , Virginia. (more...)
New Poll: Republicans support Trump view of Charlottesville New Poll: Republicans support Trump view of Charlottesville
- August 21, 2017

Graham on Thursday said he only aims "to move our nation, my state, and our party forward - toward the light - not back to the darkness", and went on to praise the president for his "nice and appropriate tweet " on Wednesday honoring Heyer. (more...)
Lawyers go rogue after LHC order to arrest Multan bar president Lawyers go rogue after LHC order to arrest Multan bar president
- August 21, 2017

Enraged lawyers pelted stones on the personnel of anti-riot police unit, forcing them to fire tear gas shells and water cannons to scatter them. They were demanding an action against Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice under Article 6 of the Constitution for the closure of Multan bench. (more...)
Almost Half Of The Country Supports Impeaching Trump, Poll Shows Almost Half Of The Country Supports Impeaching Trump, Poll Shows
- August 21, 2017

PRRI conducted its survey from August 2 to 8 - prior to last Saturday's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia. In other words, Trump was already extremely unpopular and support for impeaching him was growing even before he took an ambiguous stance toward neo-Nazis . (more...)
Iraq PM Announces Invasion of Tal Afar, Sparking New Refugee Exodus Iraq PM Announces Invasion of Tal Afar, Sparking New Refugee Exodus
- August 21, 2017

Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul. Once Tal Afar is retaken, Iraqi authorities intend to turn their sights south to jihadist-held Hawijah in the province of Kirkuk, 300 kilometres (185 miles) northwest of Baghdad. (more...)
Infosys continues to reel after CEO exit, Sensex little changed Infosys continues to reel after CEO exit, Sensex little changed
- August 21, 2017

In his letter today to the board of directors, Sikka wrote that his decision followed months of "false, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks" that have hurt Infosys' ability to focus on growth and innovation. Infosys is India's second-largest IT services company, and has a global presence, including in Australia and New Zealand. Infosys on Saturday approved a Rs 13,000 crore buyback at Rs 1,150 oer share via tender offer. (more...)
Cable operator shot dead in Kashmir Cable operator shot dead in Kashmir
- August 21, 2017

Was a fearless and honest person, would always stand for truth. Gowhar Ahmad Dar, 17, was found dead in a orchard at around 12 noon, a police official said, adding, the deceased had been shot in the head. "Jjust 16 years old boy killed by militants.Police is investigating the matter", tweeted deputy inspector general of police, south Kashmir range. Militants had shot dead a PDP worker at Dialgam in Anantnag district last evening. (more...)
Police rescue injured man at Kajang roadblock Police rescue injured man at Kajang roadblock
- August 21, 2017

When the police team checked the auto, the driver tried to bribe them. He said the auto driver who was behaving suspiciously had attempted to bribe the policemen while examining the vehicle. "The victim was then bundled into the Honda Accord and driven towards the direction of Kajang ", he said today. "The four suspects, aged in their 20s and 30s, were handed over to Wangsa Maju police to facilitate investigations into attempted murder", he said. (more...)
Did Sasikala move out of jail? CCTV footage raises question Did Sasikala move out of jail? CCTV footage raises question
- August 21, 2017

In the video, Sasikala and her relative Ilavarasi are seen walking into the prison from main entry area in civil clothes. The evidence created a doubt that whether the 2 convicts went out of the prison in conspiracy with the top prison officials. (more...)
Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer Sued By Comedian Amidst Internet Crackdown Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer Sued By Comedian Amidst Internet Crackdown
- August 21, 2017

According to the chief executive officer of GoDaddy , Blake Irving, the decision to ban The Daily Stormer came after the neo-Nazi website crossed the line. "I woke up this morning in a bad mood and chose to kick them off the internet", Prince said in a note to employees obtained by Gizmodo . One such effect, the EFF argued, is that other entities such as foreign governments might invoke the same power to de-list websites based on political considerations. (more...)
Bawumia tours Sierra Leonean disaster site Bawumia tours Sierra Leonean disaster site
- August 21, 2017

The two Vice Presidents were accompanied by officials of their governments. The survivors have been relocated to temporary shelters while efforts are made to permanently resettle them. President Koroma revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was one of the first leaders to call after the mudslide, adding, "This visit is further evidence of the close relations between Sierra Leone and Ghana". (more...)

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