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Brazil opens vast national reserve to mining Brazil opens vast national reserve to mining
- August 25, 2017

But activists are concerned that this doesn't really matter, and that any activity within the reserve itself, which will bring in more workers, roads, construction, and pollution, will likely compromise these parts of the forest regardless of whether or not mining is physically taking place within them. (more...)
United Kingdom food sector gravely anxious about labor shortage
- August 25, 2017

The recommendations include: securing the rights of EEA workers now in the United Kingdom; building an attractive migration system; avoiding a "cliff-edge" Brexit scenario; investing in skills provision for the "food and drink supply chain"; and allowing the United Kingdom benefits system to make flexible working easier. (more...)
Iran Ready to Support Saudi Arabia in Improving Bilateral Ties Iran Ready to Support Saudi Arabia in Improving Bilateral Ties
- August 25, 2017

Qatar's Foreign Ministry announced that it was sending its ambassador back to Tehran after a 20-month hiatus that started in January 2016, when Qatar broke off relations after attacks on two Saudi diplomatic facilities in Iran. The Arab quartet, including Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain, released early June a long list of 59 individuals and 12 Qatari-affiliated entities described as "terrorist supporters". (more...)
Instant talaq verdict anti-Sharia: Jamiat Instant talaq verdict anti-Sharia: Jamiat
- August 25, 2017

Jamiat General Secretary Maulana Mehmood Madani said instant triple talaq was still valid as per the Islamic code notwithstanding the Supreme Court declaring it as unconstitutional and void in law. "We will continue to fight against such an attempt at every level". He added, "However, the Supreme Court has observed that issues like halala and polygamy will be separately taken up for consideration. (more...)
Boy Scouts 'Exploring' Co-Ed Programming Provokes Girl Scout Ire Boy Scouts 'Exploring' Co-Ed Programming Provokes Girl Scout Ire
- August 25, 2017

But, she added, many boys and girls are not in either the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts. "We are confused as to why, rather than working to appeal to the 90 percent of boys who are not involved in BSA programs, you would choose to target girls", Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, Girl Scouts of the USA's national president, wrote in the letter sent to the Boy Scouts national president on Monday. (more...)
Students injured in 'attack' at Canberra University Students injured in 'attack' at Canberra University
- August 25, 2017

There is no ongoing threat to public safety'. ABC News reports a man entered one of the classrooms on campus armed with a baseball bat on Friday morning. A student who arrived to the classroom 10 minutes after the incident, said he was told the man was wearing a "hoodie" and walked out of the room immediately after the attack. (more...)
Syria: US aggression on civilians flagrant violation of worldwide law
- August 25, 2017

As Islamic State militants use snipers and threats of arrest to prevent residents from fleeing, monitoring groups have blamed USA -led coalition forces for hundreds of civilian deaths. According to Reuters' reports , there is a telephone hotline linking us and Russian air operations centers, preventing clashes between their warplanes as they fight for different sides. (more...)
Bihar Flood Victims Loot Fodder To Save Cattle Bihar Flood Victims Loot Fodder To Save Cattle
- August 25, 2017

It is a drama and the flood is an excuse. He will now visit flood victims as the floodwaters are receding. The central help came after Nitish sought help of the Army and Air Force as the flood situation worsened in the state. The flood situation in Bihar remained grim with the death toll reaching 341 on Tuesday, an official said. The death toll due to the floods in the state now stands at 379. (more...)
India brace for St Kitts & Nevis challenge India brace for St Kitts & Nevis challenge
- August 25, 2017

What'll be your message to the fans in Mumbai ahead of taking on St. Kitts & Nevis? They had defeated Mauritius 2-1 in their first match. Seasoned duo of Robin Singh and Balwant Singh scored for the hosts. Five years after I left (2010) they did it. Coming back from one-goal deficit is not very easy but they did it. The goal scoring burden once again falls on shoulders of Jeje Lalpheklhua, Robin Singh, Balwant Singh and youngster Manvir Singh upfront. (more...)
Firefighters apologise for eating rescue piglets Firefighters apologise for eating rescue piglets
- August 25, 2017

I promised them at the time I'd bring down some sausages for them, which they were all pleased about. "Pigs feel fear and pain in just the same way as they do", Bekhechi said. The fire department initially posted pictures from its barbecue on Facebook. The initial post read, "Exactly 6 months and 1 day since FF's Olsen and Richardson rescued 18 piglets from a farm in Milton, we got to sample the fruits of our labour from the February night". (more...)
China opposes US's unilateral sanctions, urges withdrawal China opposes US's unilateral sanctions, urges withdrawal
- August 25, 2017

Specifically, the sanctions are aimed at 16 entities and individuals that assist "already designated persons who support North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, deal in the North Korean energy trade, facilitate its exportation of workers, and enable sanctioned North Korean entities to access the USA and global financial systems", reported CNN, quoting the Treasury Department . (more...)
Tillerson says United States won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan Tillerson says United States won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

The first deployments could take place within days. It calls the shots on key parts of Pakistan's foreign policy, including ties with the United States, Afghanistan and India. In the campaign, I thought Trump wanted to withdraw from Afghanistan. Taliban militants have made gains, and the fractious Afghan government now controls about half the country. (more...)
Making Pakistan scapegoat will not stabilise Afghanistan Making Pakistan scapegoat will not stabilise Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

Mr Trump candidly admitted that he was modifying his stand on non-intervention in wars overseas after a different perspective from "behind the desk at the Oval Office". Advising at smaller units means US troops will get closer to the fighting in which Afghan forces have been experiencing significant losses. The third question is whether Pakistan can be coerced into abandoning a policy that has taken shape over forty years. (more...)
Spain suspects on CCTV hours before attack Spain suspects on CCTV hours before attack
- August 25, 2017

Chemlal, who was also injured in the house explosion, stands charged alongside Driss Oukabir, 27. Police now believe all the attack suspects have either been killed or captured. In the rubble, police also found a sheet of paper slipped into a green-coloured book, which said: "A brief letter from the soldiers of the Islamic State on the territory of Al Andalous to the crusaders, the sinners, the unjust and the corrupters". (more...)
Jared Kushner Is 'An Actual Cuckhold' Breitbart Editor Says To Phony Bannon Jared Kushner Is 'An Actual Cuckhold' Breitbart Editor Says To Phony Bannon
- August 25, 2017

After a reply from fake-Steve, Marlow tried to bro-bond by noting how much he loves the theory that Ivanka is cheating on her husband. In leaked emails between Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow and a prankster posing as Bannon, Marlow seemed excited about showing off the ways in which he could drive the president's daughter and son-in-law out of Trump's circle of influence. (more...)
Every county in the United States set to have an ObamaCare option Every county in the United States set to have an ObamaCare option
- August 25, 2017

Insurers began pulling back from the exchanges after getting stung by heavy losses and struggling to attract enough young, healthy customers to balance all the claims they get from people who use their coverage. Dowling, Northwell's chief executive officer. They are anxious about the fate of billions of dollars in payments from the government to cover cost-sharing reductions for customers with modest incomes. (more...)
US Navy sacks Admiral in charge of crashed warship US Navy sacks Admiral in charge of crashed warship
- August 25, 2017

The Navy seems to be losing patience, and on Tuesday night announced that they are removing Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin , the commander of the 7th fleet, from duty. Monday's collision made US Republican Senator John McCain , a Vietnam War-era naval aviator, to make comments about the ship that has been named after him. (more...)
Seventh season of 'American Horror Story' to take place in MI Seventh season of 'American Horror Story' to take place in MI
- August 25, 2017

Cult's first trailer placed a focus on the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. Season 7 of American Horror Story premieres on September 5 and costars Allison Pill, Billie Lourd , Colton Haynes, Billy Eichner, Lena Dunham, and a whole bunch of other Murphy regulars. (more...)
Iraqi forces make gains in Islamic State stronghold of Tal Afar Iraqi forces make gains in Islamic State stronghold of Tal Afar
- August 25, 2017

Units of the Iraqi army, federal police, counter-terrorism forces and the Hashd al-Shaabi (a Shia fighting force incorporated into the army last year) are all taking part in the wide-ranging campaign. Later in the day, Iraqi army soldiers and Hashd al-Sha'abi fighters reclaimed al-Wahda neighborhood, and are now moving towards al-Rabi' neighborhood. (more...)
When Sidharth Malhotra-Jacqueline Fernandez couldn't stop kissing each other When Sidharth Malhotra-Jacqueline Fernandez couldn't stop kissing each other
- August 25, 2017

Sidharth essays the role of Gaurav and Rishi in his upcoming movie. It seems like the actor has toned herself even more to look apt for the pole dance she has performed for the first time on screen. I just wish there were more films made for actresses that would give them a chance to do a lot more action . His character as Gaurav has an innocence while Rishi brings about his badass action avatar. (more...)
The Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Stake Cut by APG Asset Management NV
- August 25, 2017

The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $31.36. Rockefeller Fin Ser holds 2.58% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 3.30 million shares. Among 31 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Ambac Financial Group Inc. had 6 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
Iran Underlines Syrians, Iraqis' Right to Determine Their Destiny Iran Underlines Syrians, Iraqis' Right to Determine Their Destiny
- August 25, 2017

Referring to the construction of the border wall by Turkey at the country's border with Iran , he said the issue of the PKK terrorist group and human trafficking are political, social and economic problems. Like Turkey , Iraq, Iran and Syria all oppose the idea of Iraqi Kurdish independence, fearing it may fuel separatism among their own Kurdish populations. (more...)
Appeal Court Sacks PDP Senator, George Sekibo Appeal Court Sacks PDP Senator, George Sekibo
- August 25, 2017

Uchendu had approached the tribunal with a petition asking the court to declare him as the victor of the poll, alleging that INEC failed to take into cognisance the results of some wards and polling units before declaring Sekibo as the victor of the election. (more...)
Ghani signs decree for implementing strategic deal with US Ghani signs decree for implementing strategic deal with US
- August 25, 2017

But fears over safety arose earlier this year when two Chinese workers were abducted in the provincial capital Quetta. Yet in its more than 60-year relationship with Afghanistan and Pakistan , the USA has never sought a border agreement. However, recent years have seen the Taliban and other armed groups grow in strength as the USA -backed government in Kabul struggles to assert its authority across the country. (more...)
James Cameron Just Proved He Completely Misunderstood Wonder Woman James Cameron Just Proved He Completely Misunderstood Wonder Woman
- August 25, 2017

The film is the first female-directed, live-action movie to cross $ 400 million in the USA and $ 800 million worldwide. "Being attracted to strong independent women has the downside that they're strong independent women - they inherently don't need you!" But director James Cameron , who is known for writing some of Hollywood's strongest female protagonists, wasn't completely impressed. (more...)
Police remove baby from missing woman's apartment building, woman not found Police remove baby from missing woman's apartment building, woman not found
- August 25, 2017

Greywind vanished on Saturday, August 19, after leaving her family's apartment to visit an upstairs neighbor in the building. Fargo Police said that the newborn was found at the apartment complex Thursday afternoon and two people have been detained for questioning. (more...)
Trump Trump "Eclipses" Obama In Retweet
- August 25, 2017

By the fourth image, Trump's photo completely covers one of Obama with a caption reading "The best eclipse ever!" It came after Trump posted two tweets criticizing leaders of his own party: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Paul Ryan. (more...)
Liverpool, Sporting qualify for Champions League Group Stage Liverpool, Sporting qualify for Champions League Group Stage
- August 25, 2017

The same happened when Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012, but finished 6th domestically, and were given a Champions League berth instead of 4th placed Tottenham the following season. Then all the players are around the world and hopefully they can come back healthy, that's the main thing. Yet there comes a point when a player who is causing too many problems at a club needs to be removed and with Van Dijk making it clear he wants to leave, there may be room to strike a deal if ... (more...)
Top Legislative Leaders, Rauner Reach 'Historic' School Funding Reform Top Legislative Leaders, Rauner Reach 'Historic' School Funding Reform
- August 25, 2017

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton confirmed that a tentative agreement had been reached as well. The four are expected to meet again in Springfield on Sunday. But Rauner removed hundreds of millions of dollars for Chicago Public Schools, saying the plan was overly generous to the nation's third-largest district. (more...)
State Department Mexico Travel Warning Issued for Cancun, Los Cabos State Department Mexico Travel Warning Issued for Cancun, Los Cabos
- August 25, 2017

The State Department updated its travel warning August 22, replacing an earlier warning issued December 8, 2016, to include information on kidnappings, as well as rising homicide rates and drug-related violence. "This is a very bad news for Mexico ", Rafael Fernandez de Castro, director for the Center for U.S. The San Diego Union-Tribune pointed out that there are areas of Mexico with no State Department advisories, including Mexico City along with the states of Hidalgo, ... (more...)

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