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Most Americans say U.S. shouldn't threaten North Korea with military action Most Americans say U.S. shouldn't threaten North Korea with military action
- August 23, 2017

Last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury". North Korea, for its part, threatened to launch missiles toward the American territory of Guam before its leader Kim Jong Un backed off saying he would first watch how Washington acts before going ahead with the missile launch plans. (more...)
U.S. arms negotiator: Countering N. Korean threat is Trump's top priority
- August 23, 2017

The U.S. ambassador for disarmament reportedly said Tuesday that President Trump's "top priority" is protecting the nation from North Korea's threats. Kono, tapped to his post earlier this month, also had positive marks for the administration of President Donald Trump, stressing he saw no divisions there in his recent talks with top US officials. (more...)
OU No. 7 in Preseason AP Poll OU No. 7 in Preseason AP Poll
- August 23, 2017

So is all right with the world? It would have been surprising enough to call for some sort of investigation if Alabama wasn't No. 1. No team produced more than 2 All-Americans other than Alabama . You may notice Notre Dame is absent from the preseason top 25 as well . Penn State is No. 6, Oklahoma is No. 7, Washington is No. 8, Wisconsin is No. (more...)
BSEB Result 2017: Bihar Board matric Class 10 compartmental result declared @ biharboard BSEB Result 2017: Bihar Board matric Class 10 compartmental result declared @ biharboard
- August 23, 2017

BSEB conducted the special & compartmental Class 10 exam 2017 in 2 shifts from 27 July to 31 July in 329 different centres around Bihar state. BSEB 10th result 2017 of compartmental exam will be declared today by the Bihar School Examination Board . (more...)
Millions of Americans Tolerate neo-Nazi Views, Poll Finds
- August 23, 2017

White supremacist protesters carry Nazi and Confederate flags in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12. It should come as no surprise that there was one individual who did not feel it necessary to follow the NASA-and-scientist approved guidelines: President Donald Trump . (more...)
Prabhu offers to quit after train derails, PM asks him to wait Prabhu offers to quit after train derails, PM asks him to wait
- August 23, 2017

Earlier in the day, Prabhu tweeted about the accident involving the Kaifiyat Express. On Tuesday, Railway Board Chairman AK Mittal offered to resign, sources said . He also wrote, "New India envisioned by PM deserves a Rlys which is efficient and modern". Stung by the accident and criticism of opposition parties, the ministry sent member (engineering) railway board Aditya Kumar Mittal, general manager (GM) Northern Railways R K Kulshrestha and divisional railway manager (DRM) R N Singh on ... (more...)
Trump rally protest ends with police firing pepper balls, arresting 4 Trump rally protest ends with police firing pepper balls, arresting 4
- August 23, 2017

A campaign-style rally Tuesday night in Phoenix featuring President Donald Trump may - or may not - include a pardon for the former Maricopa County sheriff . "In the hours before the Trump rally in Phoenix , we will make clear that we will not accept the false equivalency between neo-Nazis and peaceful protesters who oppose hate", wrote the event organizers on Facebook. (more...)
Kerala High Court reconfirms CM Pinarayi's acquittal in Lavalin case Kerala High Court reconfirms CM Pinarayi's acquittal in Lavalin case
- August 23, 2017

The court declared that the allegations against the CM were not factual and removed his name from the accused list. Senior Supreme Court lawyer Harish Salve had appeared for Pinarayi Vijayan in the Kerala High Court . When he came to deliver the judgement at 1.45 p.m., the judge asked the media not to give out news until the judgement is read out. The SNC-Lavalin case goes a long way back to the time when Pinarayi Vijayan was Power Minister in the state and he had signed with a ... (more...)
Union Cabinet clears consolidation of India's 'ailing' public sector banks Union Cabinet clears consolidation of India's 'ailing' public sector banks
- August 23, 2017

The government owns majority stakes in 21 lenders, which account for more than two-thirds of banking assets in Asia's third-biggest economy. The reports further said that the public sector banks' boards will themselves decide the final contours of the proposed amalgamation, and will then seek approval from the GoM (Group of Ministers). (more...)
Conor McGregor explains what happened in altercation with Paulie Malignaggi Conor McGregor explains what happened in altercation with Paulie Malignaggi
- August 23, 2017

McGregor's trademark self-belief was evident when he had the microphone in his hand, reiterating his belief he'll put Mayweather to sleep early. "I'm a lot older now, being older, the body needs a lot of rest", said the 40-year-old American, whose fans were vastly outnumbered by McGregor's amid the unremarkable crowd present. (more...)
Breaking down the Aaron Judge 37-game strikeout streak Breaking down the Aaron Judge 37-game strikeout streak
- August 23, 2017

Jacoby Ellsbury pinch-hit for Judge in the seventh inning. After a first half in which he looked less like an ordinary ballplayer and more like a dinger-smashing demigod, Aaron Judge has suffered through a second half in which he has looked mostly like a slumping rookie with some trouble adjusting to the big-league curve. (more...)
President Trump delivers his own fake news President Trump delivers his own fake news
- August 23, 2017

Large protests were planned near the Phoenix Convention Center, where Trump appeared. Protesters also chanted " Donald Trump has got to go" and "this is what democracy looks like". Earlier this summer, Flake published a book questioning the direction of the Republican Party in the Trump-era, making him one of the few party members willing to criticize the President. (more...)
Taliban bombing in Afghanistan's Helmand leaves casualties Taliban bombing in Afghanistan's Helmand leaves casualties
- August 23, 2017

Meanwhile, Mauladad Tabihdad, director of hospitals in Helmand, said most of the wounded were schoolchildren. Extensive damage was done to a number of military vehicles that were approaching the police headquarters at the time. Suicide bomber target military convoy in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Although Trump did not provide details about the exact number of troops he might send, he hinted that he had embraced the Pentagon's proposal to deploy another 4,000 more forces to ... (more...)
United States sanctions China, Russia entities, individuals over N. Korea's nuclear program United States sanctions China, Russia entities, individuals over N. Korea's nuclear program
- August 23, 2017

She made the remark hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signalled that talks with the North might be possible "in the near future". Hua renewed Beijing's call for peace talks and for North Korea and the U.S. People who answered the phone at Dandong Zhicheng and Dandong Tianfu Trade told AFP they were "unaware" of the situation and declined to comment. (more...)
Don't take a selfie with the solar eclipse Don't take a selfie with the solar eclipse
- August 23, 2017

Don't try to watch the eclipse through the front-facing selfie camera on your phone, Tezel said in a news release. Dr. Tongalp Tezel, a retina expert at Columbia University Medical Center tells people to avoid this method of viewing the eclipse. (more...)
Mother of woman killed at Charlottesville will not accept Donald Trump call Mother of woman killed at Charlottesville will not accept Donald Trump call
- August 23, 2017

Trump and those close to him have often played down the threat of violence committed by white supremacists across the country. Heller, who is considered one of the most endangered Republicans in the nation heading into the 2018 election, posted a simple statement on Twitter late Tuesday that stopped short of criticizing the president: "There is no defense or justification for evil in the form of white supremacists and Nazis". (more...)
Trump predicts U.S. will 'terminate' NAFTA Trump predicts U.S. will 'terminate' NAFTA
- August 23, 2017

US Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer declared Wednesday that the United States "is not interested in a mere tweaking" of NAFTA and will seek an ambitious rewrite of a deal the Trump administration blames for hundreds of thousands of lost US factory jobs. (more...)
Egypt criticises USA decision to withhold military aid Egypt criticises USA decision to withhold military aid
- August 23, 2017

The sources said the administration had made a decision to "reprogram" $65.7 million in fiscal year 2017 Foreign Military Financing funds (FMF) and $30 million in fiscal year 2016 Economic Support Fund (ESF) funds. Failure to inform the government in a timely fashion potentially carries penalties of up to five years in jail and $55,000. Egyptian lawmakers have said the NGO law was needed to protect national security. (more...)
Sentencing Tuesday for Lottery Rigging Mastermind Eddie Tipton Sentencing Tuesday for Lottery Rigging Mastermind Eddie Tipton
- August 23, 2017

With the cash from the illicit wins, Tipton built a massive house, complete with a movie theater and a gym, authorities said. Part of the plea deal required Tipton to plead guilty to ongoing criminal conduct in the Iowa case. He worked for the lottery association from 2003 until 2015 and was its computer information security director for his last two years there. Tipton pleaded guilty in June and admitted writing code that allowed him to predict winners. (more...)
56% of Americans Disapprove of President Trump's Response to Charlottesville 56% of Americans Disapprove of President Trump's Response to Charlottesville
- August 23, 2017

The White House sent out of list of talking points in defense that began "The president was entirely correct". The gender gap in terms of his response to Charlottesville is similar. "He should never have been the nominee and Republicans should be disavowing him now". Many are dissatisfied with this presidency. Vance said he's troubled by some Republicans who are keeping their heads down, not speaking out, and supposedly trying to keep the party together. (more...)
Saudi officials apologise to Nigerian pilgrims maltreated at Madina Airport Saudi officials apologise to Nigerian pilgrims maltreated at Madina Airport
- August 23, 2017

The directorate explained that 1,084,859 pilgrims arrived by air, 60,204 by land, and 5,947 by sea. "Given the current situation, it (the ministry) remains concerned and fearful for Qatari pilgrims and a repeat of the harassment of Qatari citizens in June", read the statement. (more...)
Spanish judge sends two Barcelona attack suspects to jail Spanish judge sends two Barcelona attack suspects to jail
- August 23, 2017

Its members were going to explode huge bombs at monuments in the center of the city, according to a court official. Authorities say the imam, Abdelbaki Es Satty, was killed in an explosion in the city of Alcanar the day before the vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the resort town of Cambrils. (more...)
Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit
- August 23, 2017

A second paper calling for a reciprocal agreement to ensure continued confidentiality for official documents shared by Britain with its European Union partners while it was a member state was also published. those disputes can be resolved efficiently and effectively". But this could anger some Eurosceptic Conservative MPs, because the Efta court, also based in Luxembourg, tends to follow closely the ECJ with its rulings. (more...)
Lt Colonel Shrikant Purohit out on bail after 9 years Lt Colonel Shrikant Purohit out on bail after 9 years
- August 23, 2017

The Army didn't "let me down", said Purohit . On August 17, Purohit had told the apex court that he has been caught in the "political crossfire" and languishing in jail for nine years. If they find that the claims I made were right, senior commanders will decide on whether they should seek action. At least six persons were killed in the explosion in Malegaon in Nashik district on September 29, 2008. (more...)
What is it? 'Demon goat' with human-like face terrifies villagers What is it? 'Demon goat' with human-like face terrifies villagers
- August 23, 2017

The animal's lips appear to be bent upwards, forming a pout on its face. Samiraa Aissa shared the images after the animal was discovered in India earlier this month. A mutant piglet that looks like a chimpanzee in Cuba was born with one eye in the middle of its forehead, while another deformed pig was born in China with no hair and an "elephant trunk" . (more...)
1993 serial blasts verdict on Sept 7 1993 serial blasts verdict on Sept 7
- August 23, 2017

The TADA court in the first leg of the trial which concluded in 2007 had convicted 100 accused in the case while 23 persons were acquitted. The court, however, had let off one accused - Abdul Quayyum - for want of evidence. The CBI had sought maximum punishment for Salem, who is having the Portugal treaty in his favour, which restrains courts from granting more than 25-years punishment to him. (more...)
[LIVE] Angola elects MPs and president as dos Santos bows out [LIVE] Angola elects MPs and president as dos Santos bows out
- August 23, 2017

The MPLA (People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola), which has ruled the country since its 1975 independence from Portugal, is expected to defeat opposition parties that struggle under a repressive regime. "Dos Santos brought forward his departure to after these elections due to his deteriorating health", Alex Vines, of the Chatham House think-tank, told AFP news agency. (more...)
Italy Earthquake: Child Saved After 15 Hours Under Rubble Italy Earthquake: Child Saved After 15 Hours Under Rubble
- August 23, 2017

The quake hit the northwest of the island at 8:57pm (1857 GMT) on Monday, at a depth of just five kilometres (three miles). The boys' father, his hands in bandages after a night digging through the rubble alongside the firefighters, tearfully hugged relatives as his eldest son was saved. (more...)
Pareto Boosts Rating On Transocean Ltd (Switzerland) (RIG)
- August 23, 2017

The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.09/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 100%. The Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 615,900 shares with $9.08 million value, up from 148,200 last quarter. acquired a new position in Transocean during the second quarter valued at about $111,000. FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new position in Transocean during the first quarter valued at about $108,000. (more...)
Nawaz, children, Dar fail to appear before NAB again Nawaz, children, Dar fail to appear before NAB again
- August 23, 2017

According to the Dawn , the NAB has so far sent three notices to the Sharif family to appear before investigators for an inquiry into the ownership of flats number 16, 16A, 17 and 17A at Avenfield House in London's Park Lane area. This is the third time Nawaz Sharif, his sons - Hussain and Hassan Nawaz - have been summoned, whereas the NAB has issued summons to Maryam Nawaz and her spouse retired Capt Muhammad Safdar for the second time. (more...)

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