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Israel Threatens to 'Defend Itself' If Iran 'Lebanonizes' Syria: Netanyahu to Putin Israel Threatens to 'Defend Itself' If Iran 'Lebanonizes' Syria: Netanyahu to Putin
- August 24, 2017

But at the United Nations, Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters the de-escalation zones established in Syria, of which Iran is guarantor alongside Turkey and Russia, are "real progress on the way to end that tragic war". The potential for a growing Iranian influence across the region is raising concern in predominantly Sunni Arab countries and in Israel, the nemesis of both Iran and Hezbollah. (more...)
Pakistan civil-military brass huddles to respond to USA warning Pakistan civil-military brass huddles to respond to USA warning
- August 24, 2017

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that there was no time table for withdrawal from Afghanistan . US President Donald Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia: a stepped-up war against the Taliban in Afghanistan; a tougher approach toward Pakistan's selective support of militancy; and closer cooperation with India - moves that are likely to push Islamabad closer to China and Russian ... (more...)
China Says 'India Slapped Its Own Face' With A Road In Ladakh China Says 'India Slapped Its Own Face' With A Road In Ladakh
- August 24, 2017

The clashes at the Ladakh lake were filmed; soldiers from both countries threw stones at each other in a conflict that lasted about two hours but was the first of its sort in decades. "The two sides have agreed to uphold border areas' peace and tranquility before disputes are settled". Hua also said the project "will not help with settlement of the current situation". (more...)
Esha Deol looks radiant in bridal red at her 'Godh Bharai' Esha Deol looks radiant in bridal red at her 'Godh Bharai'
- August 24, 2017

Not just a " godh bharai " ceremony, the actor is also set to re-take the pheras with her husband today. A mehndi function with the women singing and dancing to folk songs will also be held for which only family members and close friends have been invited. (more...)
New ISIS Video Shows American Child Member For The First Time New ISIS Video Shows American Child Member For The First Time
- August 24, 2017

He does not provide details about his location or where he previously lived in the U.S. He looks straight at the camera lens to deliver an anti-Donald Trump diatribe, speaking in what sounds like Americanized English. His mother Grace took him to Syria , leaving London to marry a Swedish jihadi named Abu Bakr. The radical Islamist group has used children in its propaganda output, who they refer to as "cubs", as part of its strategy to both shock western audiences, but to also attract new ... (more...)
Pakistan government plays down Trump comments
- August 24, 2017

The NSC spokesperson claimed that Trump had benefited from an outsider's perspective on the Pakistan-US relationship by foregoing "conventional wisdom" that "however, much the Pakistanis double-deal you and lie to you and don't cooperate, you have no choice but to just keep the status quo". (more...)
Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander
- August 24, 2017

The US Navy said today human remains found byMalaysia were not one of its 10 sailors missing after a collision between one of its guided-missile destroyers and a merchant vessel east of Singapore this week. Family members of Dustin Doyon from CT confirmed that he was among the missing . Remains have been found in flooded compartments of the McCain. He said the crew responded quickly after the collision, righted the ship and prevented an even bigger disaster. (more...)
Jaitley to oversee Gujarat assembly polls, Javadekar Karnataka Jaitley to oversee Gujarat assembly polls, Javadekar Karnataka
- August 24, 2017

The assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are likely to be held later this year or early next year. The BJP statement said Jaitley will be assisted by Nirmala Sitharaman, Jitender Singh, N. The BJP is in a direct contest with the Congress in all the three states. Thawar Chand Gehlot has been given the responsibility of Himachal Pradesh election. (more...)
Man describes helping search for missing teen, surviving in the woods Man describes helping search for missing teen, surviving in the woods
- August 24, 2017

Austin Bohanan, 18, was reported missing on Sunday, Aug. 13. Details of his ordeal were scant Wednesday, but Bohanan told rangers he had become separated from his stepfather while hiking on a Friday afternoon in the park's Shop Creek area. (more...)
German Central Bank moves 24 billion euros of gold back to Frankfurt German Central Bank moves 24 billion euros of gold back to Frankfurt
- August 24, 2017

Some 53,780 gold bars, each weighing 12.5kg and worth €440,000, have been shipped to Germany over the last four years, said the bank. Just over half of the central bank's impressive $140 billion stockpile, the second-largest in the world (after the US), is now back home. (more...)
Video shows high school cheerleaders held down, forced into splits Video shows high school cheerleaders held down, forced into splits
- August 24, 2017

The school's principal, cheer coach, assistant cheer coach and an assistant principal, as well as Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel, have been placed on leave during the investigation. KUSA reported that during the first week of East High School's cheerleader camp, members of the team were forced into an extended split. Now the school is dealing with the fallout from the viral East High School video, with the institution claiming that the above-listed folks have been placed on ... (more...)
Dispute over mobile charger: man attacks minor girl with sword Dispute over mobile charger: man attacks minor girl with sword
- August 24, 2017

After chopping one hand of the girl, the stalker wanted to chop her other hand also, however, he was stopped by the people who gathered around them following which they saved the girl and handed over Chaurasia to the police. The victim was earlier taken to the district hospital but was referred to Lucknow as her condition was deteriorated. "That's why she was sent to Lucknow for treatment", a doctor at the district hospital was quoted as saying. (more...)
US's Mattis promises support to Ukraine, but no arms US's Mattis promises support to Ukraine, but no arms
- August 24, 2017

The statement from Kiev did not specify how Trump reached out but suggested it may have been a written note of salutations in writing. Speaking alongside Poroshenko at a news conference, Mattis said he meant to strengthen the U.S. He added that the US remains committed to finding a diplomatic resolution to the situation in Ukraine. "We do not and we will not accept Russia's seizure of the Crimea and despite Russia's denials, we know they are seeking to redraw worldwide borders by force, ... (more...)
Trump slams media again, says it has become 'source of division' Trump slams media again, says it has become 'source of division'
- August 24, 2017

But he left out the part of the statement that drew criticism from across the aisle - that violence came from people on "many sides", when in reality it was mainly instigated by supporters of hate groups who came looking for a fight. "Disgracefully, today Trump was not the Commander-in-Chief but the Alt-Right-Apologist-in-chief", Booker said. A recent study by the Washington Post reveals that 9 percent of Americans believe it is acceptable to hold neo-Nazi or white supremacist views, ... (more...)
Vivegam: Kamal Haasan is watching Ajith Kumar's film with Akshara Vivegam: Kamal Haasan is watching Ajith Kumar's film with Akshara
- August 24, 2017

The powerful dialogues matched by electrifying songs are enough to drive the audience insane in theatres. "Wishing the very best to Ajith sir and team for Vivegam's mass success". Although Karunakaran's portions are limited, he provides the much needed comic relief in a film filled with an array of action blocks. AK is totally in love with and devoted to his wife (Kajal Aggarwal), who is expecting their first baby. (more...)
Woman killed in gruesome elevator accident after giving birth at hospital Woman killed in gruesome elevator accident after giving birth at hospital
- August 24, 2017

The newborn baby she had just given birth to was with her when the unfortunate episode took place, but managed to survive unharmed. Witnesses said Nunez's bed was on the elevator going up to the maternity ward, but the elevator wasn't going up. (more...)
SC verdict affirms gender justice: Chidambaram SC verdict affirms gender justice: Chidambaram
- August 24, 2017

Much positive thinking Muslims are silently thankful to the verdict of the highest court of justice. In a similar tenor, the statement of JIH, as produced on its official website, reeks of ambivalence on this issue. Also, organisations like Muslim Women's Quest for Equality (MWQE) and Khuran Sunnath Society (KSS) were amongst the petitioners against the triple talaq . (more...)
China to US: Pakistan's security concerns must be respected
- August 24, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday called out Pakistan for supporting terror groups and providing them safe havens within its territory. Though the United States and Pakistan have been close allies in the fight against terrorism for years, the USA has been accused of fueling insurgencies in Pakistan with its controversial drone strikes, which the Pentagon has been carrying out since 2004, often without Islamabad's consent. (more...)
PM Najib to visit Donald Trump in September PM Najib to visit Donald Trump in September
- August 24, 2017

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit the USA in September to meet President Donald Trump, the Malaysian government said on Thursday. Najib's father and Malaysia's second prime minister Tun Razak Hussein helped establish bilateral ties with the USA during his term in office. (more...)
North Korea tells United Nations chief nuclear program not up for negotiation North Korea tells United Nations chief nuclear program not up for negotiation
- August 24, 2017

But a diplomatic resolution could be hard to reach with South Korea and the USA beginning military exercises next week. "It's to prepare if something big were to occur and we needed to protect ROK", a USA military spokeswoman, Michelle Thomas, said, referring to South Korea by the initials of its official name, the Republic of Korea. (more...)
Opposition parties boycott Kerala assembly, demand health minister's ouster Opposition parties boycott Kerala assembly, demand health minister's ouster
- August 24, 2017

Legislators of the Congress-led UDF V P Sajeendran, N Shamsuddin, Roji M John, Eldose Kunnappally and T V Ibrahim began the agitation at the portal of the Assembly hall. The minister faces allegations of misuse of power and nepotism. The government had already moved the High Court to expunge the remark against the minister. (more...)
Spain Terror Attack: Death toll reaches to 15 Spain Terror Attack: Death toll reaches to 15
- August 24, 2017

According to local media , police said he shouted "God is great" shortly before being shot . Thirteen people died in the first attack in Barcelona and one died during a second strike in Cambril, where police killed five suspects as they attempted to flee. (more...)
Cell phone video captures student assaulting teacher in Wisconsin classroom Cell phone video captures student assaulting teacher in Wisconsin classroom
- August 24, 2017

Could have hit his head". However, parents say this should not have happened on school grounds to a teacher. Media outlets are claiming it is not known what led to the violent reaction, and the argument in the footage is inaudible. A Milwaukee Public School spokesman told FOX6 that the district is cooperating with police in the investigation. "Due to this being an ongoing investigation, we can not comment further". (more...)
DRUG WAR: Kill only if necessary, Duterte tells police DRUG WAR: Kill only if necessary, Duterte tells police
- August 24, 2017

A previous survey conducted in December gave a rating of +77, or "excellent" by SWS' metrics. Human rights advocates, youth groups, and religious communities defied a tropical storm that brought steady rain to gather at the memorial of the 1986 People Power revolution to call for an end to the killings in Duterte's war on drugs. (more...)
Harvey Heading for Texas Harvey Heading for Texas
- August 24, 2017

Regardless of what transpires, the risk of life-threatening flooding is real. There are even scenarios where Harvey either stalls just off the Gulf Coast or moves back over the Gulf of Mexico at some point after having made landfall, which could allow it to restrengthen for a brief time . (more...)
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
- August 24, 2017

The campaign began August 18 and runs through September 4, according to an August 23 announcement. This comprehensive effort aims to reduce impaired driving and help make zero fatalities a reality on IL roads. In recent years, the state has also seen a rise in drug-impaired driving crashes, according to the announcement, citing a rise in prescription drug use as well as a combination of alcohol and marijuana. (more...)
Trump Must be Respected as US President, says Germany's Merkel Trump Must be Respected as US President, says Germany's Merkel
- August 24, 2017

Celik was referring to Merkel's visit to the US this March, where she had said that her moto was to talk to each other, and not about each other. About 20 USA nuclear warheads are thought to be stationed at a military base in Buechel, in western Germany, according to unofficial estimates. (more...)
Commander Of Navy's 7th Fleet Dismissed After Series Of Ship Mishaps
- August 24, 2017

The commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific this year, two US officials said Wednesday. One official said that Vice Adm. It was meant to give ship commanders a chance to review basic seamanship and teamwork after a series of incidents in the Pacific which have called into question the level of training on U.S. (more...)
Brazil boat sinks killing at least seven in Amazon region Brazil boat sinks killing at least seven in Amazon region
- August 24, 2017

At least seven people are dead and dozens missing after a boat carrying 70 people sank on a major river in northern Brazil, authorities said. Rescue operations were underway and civil police were investigating the cause of the shipwreck. Costa said a man trying to get off the boat suddenly jumped on his back and grabbed the child away from him. Rescuers rushed to the wreck on the Xingu river in northern Para state, which borders a long section of the Amazon river and contains several large ... (more...)
France's Macron sees progress on posted workers' issue, sees agreement in October France's Macron sees progress on posted workers' issue, sees agreement in October
- August 24, 2017

Macron is also pushing for tighter rules to protect workers in prosperous countries in Western Europe from cheaper labor. Other issues on Macron's agenda during his three-day visit are European defense and migration policies. A senior French diplomat said the president was deliberately snubbing Poland and Hungary "to send a message to Warsaw and Budapest". "I hope that these discussions will yield a consensus that will take us as far as sealing an agreement that is needed to secure a ... (more...)

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