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Nirmala Sitharaman 2nd woman Defence Minister after Indira Gandhi Nirmala Sitharaman 2nd woman Defence Minister after Indira Gandhi
- September 04, 2017

Gadkari retained the charge of Road Transport and Highways, where his work has earned him praise. The implicit message to all was that the Modi metric of governance rewarded performance and loyalty, backed the cause of gender rebalancing and was willing to bet on out-of-the-box solutions like inducting technocrats to ensure last-mile delivery. (more...)
Kenya president warns judiciary after nullification of election result
- September 04, 2017

It gave new hope to opposition candidate Raila Odinga , who had alleged the electronic results of the August 8 balloting were manipulated. The court ruled 4-2 in Odinga's favor, saying the electoral commission committed "illegalities and irregularities". (more...)
White House asks Congress for $7.85 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief White House asks Congress for $7.85 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief
- September 04, 2017

They're also set to stop by a relief center to speak with volunteers before heading to Lake Charles, Louisiana, another area devastated by Harvey. The Houston Astros Major League Baseball team has promised $4 million for recovery, and the Texas Rangers baseball team has pledged at last $1 million. (more...)
White House still deciding who gets Trump's Harvey donation White House still deciding who gets Trump's Harvey donation
- September 04, 2017

The request is being prepared primarily to cover funding demands through the September 30 end of the federal fiscal year, according to the officials, who described the matter on condition of anonymity. "I don't think there's going to be a lot of benefits going out to illegal immigrants in terms of the American taxpayer", Bossert said. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing Thursday. (more...)
U.S. warns of 'annihilation' options after North Korea nuclear test U.S. warns of 'annihilation' options after North Korea nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

Since the "perfect success" of the hydrogen bomb test, Mr Trump had among other things called North Korea a "rogue nation" that had refused to listen to appeasement and would be dealt with accordingly - He therefore, led an global censure of North Korea's announcement Sunday that it had tested a hydrogen bomb, saying its actions were "very hostile and unsafe to the United States". (more...)
Varun Dhawan and Shoojit Sircar caught having a deep conversation Varun Dhawan and Shoojit Sircar caught having a deep conversation
- September 04, 2017

Varun, who has been finalised as the leading man, put an end to conjecture about the film's heroine. After launching Minissha Lamba, Ayushmann Khuranna and Yami Gautam in the past, the master storyteller Shoojit is once again all set to introduce a new face, Banita Sandhu , opposite Varun Dhawan in his next directorial outing-October. (more...)
Division III St. John's Pummels St. Scholastica in 98-0 Rout Division III St. John's Pummels St. Scholastica in 98-0 Rout
- September 04, 2017

Scholastica . The Johnnies punted twice, one by Ben Alvord and one by Naufahu Anitoni. "We're obviously a deeper team than they are", Fasching said. The Johnnies may have another wild blowout on October 14 vs. Carleton College. The box score is also quite stunning, and St. John's scored touchdowns on all but three drives. (more...)
Indonesian President: Stop Violence at Rakhine Indonesian President: Stop Violence at Rakhine
- September 04, 2017

The violence and the exodus began after Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar police and paramilitary posts in what they said was an effort to protect their ethnic minority from persecution by security forces in the majority Buddhist country. (more...)
Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh; camps at full capacity Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh; camps at full capacity
- September 04, 2017

At a press conference, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he deplores the violence in Rakhine and promised humanitarian assistance. Several hundred Muslim women are demonstrating outside Myanmar's embassy in Indonesia to protest the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority. (more...)
Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel in walking boot after loss Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel in walking boot after loss
- September 04, 2017

Anyone who says they saw the comeback coming is lying, but with Rosen at the controls, maybe we shouldn't have written it off completely. "It's always hot this time of the year, you get used to it, but the humidity is unusual", said Coulter, who lives in Glendale, California. (more...)
Trump May Withdraw From South Korean Trade Pact
- September 04, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reported that the administration could warn Seoul this week that it would withdraw from the U.S. -Korea Free Trade Agreement, or KORUS, over concerns that South Korea was unwilling to make significant changes to the accord. (more...)
Graham Rahal tops first Watkins Glen practice session Graham Rahal tops first Watkins Glen practice session
- September 04, 2017

Rossi used a stroke of good fortune to win the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen on Sunday from the pole, leading just over half of the 60-lap race and easily holding off four-time series champion Scott Dixon over the closing laps at Watkins Glen International for his second career victory. (more...)
800 engineering colleges to be shut down: Has the engineering bubble burst? 800 engineering colleges to be shut down: Has the engineering bubble burst?
- September 04, 2017

As of now, these colleges have been asked by the AICTE to submit a report by the second week of the September. AICTE has approved the progressive closure of around 410 colleges across India in the last four years. With a view to improving the education quality, AICTE is expected to introduce six-month teachers training for the faculties who would be employed at the engineering colleges. (more...)
Rioters 'take over wing' at HMP Birmingham as police scrambled to jail Rioters 'take over wing' at HMP Birmingham as police scrambled to jail
- September 04, 2017

HMP Birmingham , which is managed by G4S, is capable of holding up to 1,450 adult male prisoners. The incident is confined to one wing and does not pose a threat to the public, and staff "are working to resolve it quickly and safely", a spokesperson said. (more...)
Trump, top United States officials differ on dealing with North Korea
- September 04, 2017

The missile was sacked at 6 a.m. Defense systems successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile. Numerous bullet train routes were also halted. Joseph Dunford is the top general of the US military. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made similar remarks Sunday about how the US will be responding to Pyongyang, saying "peaceful pressure" would continue to be applied. (more...)
Donald Trump rules out talks with North Korea
- September 04, 2017

O'Shaughnessy, the commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, in a statement . Japan Defense Ministry handout via Reuters. A spokesperson from the U.S. There's been virtually no US aid given to North Korea since around 2009. Mr Barnier has urged the United Kingdom to start "negotiating seriously". Massed tanks and infantry units, assisted by saboteurs and agents already in the South, would attempt to swiftly seize Seoul and other key cities and facilities in South Korea before the United ... (more...)
12 people injured by burning fuel at auto enthusiast festival 12 people injured by burning fuel at auto enthusiast festival
- September 04, 2017

The injured are being treated in the Emergency Department of the Alice Springs Hospital. One man, 47, suffered critical injuries. The Royal Flying Doctor Service transported two men to the burns unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. 12 spectators were burned from a competition auto at the Red CentreNATS racing event on Sunday. "This is a distressing situation, however all patients are receiving the care they need", a spokesperson said in a statement. (more...)
Saudi King: We have made progress in tackling terrorism Saudi King: We have made progress in tackling terrorism
- September 04, 2017

However, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - with Allah's help and in cooperation with the Kingdom's brothers and friends - have achieved great successes in eradicating terrorism and drying up its sources firmly and persistently. "He said some Iranian pilgrims had "[attempted] to raise sectarian and political slogans in the Grand Mosque". He commended the quality of the organization of this year's Haj, as a qualitative addition in the series of the Kingdom's successes in the organization of Haj. (more...)
PM Abe - Japan received commitment that Brexit talks will be transparent PM Abe - Japan received commitment that Brexit talks will be transparent
- September 04, 2017

May, on her first visit to Japan as prime minister, boarded a Japanese warship and attended a meeting of Japan's National Security Council to underscore her country's deepening security ties with Japan. She and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met on the Izumo at a naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo . China must do more to stop North Korea's nuclear missile launches, Theresa May said as she refused to rule out British military action to stop the rogue state. (more...)
Savannah volunteers with Red Cross in Texas to help hurricane victims Savannah volunteers with Red Cross in Texas to help hurricane victims
- September 04, 2017

The American Red Cross response to Hurricane Katrina was poorly planned, relied too heavily on inexperienced managers and often failed to meet the needs of victims, according to worldwide Red Cross officials who were dispatched to assist their American counterparts. (more...)
Trump Administration Weighs Withdrawal From South Korea Trade Pact
- September 04, 2017

Trump said at the time. "The government has constantly announced its stance on the KORUS FTA negotiations for national interest and national dignity", said an MOTIE official after hearing news about President Trump's remarks on the Korea-US FTA. (more...)
Putin warns of large-scale conflict over North Korea Putin warns of large-scale conflict over North Korea
- September 04, 2017

A rare and forbidden view inside the world's most secretive state, North Korea. Putin said the crisis on the Korean peninsula problems "should be resolved only by political and diplomatic means", a Kremlin statement said. The tested rocket was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). He further said that Moscow and Beijing have formulated a road map, which would involve North Korea stopping work on its missile program in exchange for the United States and South Korea halting ... (more...)
President Trump Makes Second Visit To Flooded Texas President Trump Makes Second Visit To Flooded Texas
- September 04, 2017

Mr Trump has asked Congress for $7.8bn (£6bn). Flooding from Harvey has knocked out refining capacity, and many stations in Texas are running out of fuel. It is believed that about 80% of Texans do not have flood insurance to cover the wreckage. Kentucky and Tennessee are bracing for flooding as Harvey - now considered a tropical depression - travels inland. (more...)
Merkel, Macron call for tougher European Union sanctions against North Korea Merkel, Macron call for tougher European Union sanctions against North Korea
- September 04, 2017

In a pivot from her previous position, the centre-right leader declared on Sunday: "The fact is clear that Turkey should not become a member of the European Union". Trump's policy toward North Korea. Mrs Merkel was some 14 points ahead of Mr Schulz in opinion polls before the debate. An ZDF survey was closer but still had Merkel ahead with 32 percent, against 29 percent who thought Schulz performed better. (more...)
China Criticizes US Push For New Sanctions On N. Korea
- September 04, 2017

Britain and Japan discussed the possibility of adopting a new U.N. Security Council resolution over North Korea , a British government source said on Thursday, after North Korea fired a missile over Japan this week. May also strongly condemned the launch. May announced that China must do "everything it can" to make North Korea refrain from firing more missiles, and refused to rule out cyber warfare. (more...)
United States seizes control of Russia's SFO Consulate; annexes in NY, DC United States seizes control of Russia's SFO Consulate; annexes in NY, DC
- September 04, 2017

As the Kremlin cried foul, accusing Washington of bullying tactics, the USA disputed Moscow's claims that American officials had threatened to "break down the entrance door" to one of the facilities, and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "clearing the premises". (more...)
Obama Offered Accolades, Advice in Farewell Letter to Trump Obama Offered Accolades, Advice in Farewell Letter to Trump
- September 04, 2017

This is a one of a kind office, without a reasonable plan for progress, so I don't have a clue about that any guidance from me will be especially useful. No matter what comes, you will be inspired by the character and compassion of the people you will lead". CNN has obtained a copy of the letter and it doesn't look like Trump took any of the advice he was given. (more...)
Peter Moores: Notts Outlaws' T20 Blast success is reward for hard work Peter Moores: Notts Outlaws' T20 Blast success is reward for hard work
- September 04, 2017

He duly posted a selfie on Twitter, which showed him smiling broadly, accompanied by the caption: "That's why you play". The 32-year-old Patel last played in an ODI in 2013 while his last Test appearance was against Pakistan in Sharjah in November 2015. (more...)
North Korea: Trump condemns 'rogue nation's hostile, dangerous' nuclear test North Korea: Trump condemns 'rogue nation's hostile, dangerous' nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

North Korea's biggest nuclear test to date has been condemned around the world, with US President Donald Trump saying "appeasement" would not work as the authorities in Pyongyang "only understand one thing". Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "unilateral sanctions are not in line with the spirit of the (UN) Security Council resolutions, and there is no basis in global law for them, (therefore) Japan should not make a misjudgment". (more...)
Almost one-third of Houston-area Superfund sites flooded, EPA says Almost one-third of Houston-area Superfund sites flooded, EPA says
- September 04, 2017

An EPA statement later confirmed the AP's reporting that the federal agency had not yet been able to physically visit the Houston-area sites, saying the sites had "not been accessible by response personnel". The Houston metropolitan area is home to more than a dozen Superfund sites, designated by the EPA as being among America's most intensely contaminated places. (more...)