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First Malay woman declared new president-elect of Singapore First Malay woman declared new president-elect of Singapore
- September 14, 2017

Yusof was president between 1965 and 1970, the first years of Singapore's independence following a short-lived union with neighboring Malaysia, but executive power lay with Lee Kuan Yew, the country's first prime minister . "Every woman can aspire to the highest office in the land if you have the courage, determination and the will to work hard", she said. The cheering started when the 63-year-old arrived with her husband, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, and her team of seconders ... (more...)
College Park Will Allow Non-Citizens To Vote In City Elections College Park Will Allow Non-Citizens To Vote In City Elections
- September 14, 2017

At least 10 other towns in Maryland, a heavily Democratic state, have similar measures letting non-citizens vote. "Voting is the right of the citizens", Beth DeBosky, one of the many residents at the council meeting, told WTOP. "It's constitutional. It's also written at the state level and it also belongs at the local level". Following the final decision, a council member did propose a new amendment that would only allow green card-holders to vote, however, the proposal died after Wojahn ... (more...)
South Korea confirms traces of radioactive gas from North Korea's nuclear test South Korea confirms traces of radioactive gas from North Korea's nuclear test
- September 14, 2017

Both moves could have been in anticipation of the U.N. Security Council approving new sanctions. He added: "The forthcoming measures ... will make the US suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history". This photo, taken on September 11, 2017, shows buses transporting nuclear weapon scientists during a send-off following their stay in Pyongyang. Seoul conducted its first live-fire exercise of its new long-range Taurus missile in response to the nuclear test, its Air Force ... (more...)
15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA 15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA
- September 14, 2017

Four years later, I graduated, and, thanks to DACA, I was suddenly eligible for relief from immigration worries. On Tuesday, Attorney General Sessions announced that Donald Trump's administration is rescinding DACA, effective six months from now. (more...)
MPs to vote on lifting of public sector pay cap MPs to vote on lifting of public sector pay cap
- September 14, 2017

Asked whether the introduction of flexibility in pay settlements meant that the cap was over, the spokesman said: "The answer is yes". Speaking in a House of Commons debate, the Faversham and Mid Kent MP said: "I welcome the government's decision to lift the pay cap and to do it in a responsible way". (more...)
Missing, pregnant Md. teacher found dead, suspect arrested Missing, pregnant Md. teacher found dead, suspect arrested
- September 14, 2017

Wallen's family had said they received a "troubling" text message from her about an hour later but attempts to reach her failed. Police have not released the contents of the text message she sent. Police said Wednesday that she was found deceased and that officers have arrested a suspect. Her father as well as the father of her unborn child made a plea for her safe return. (more...)
Turkey inks deal to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems Turkey inks deal to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems
- September 14, 2017

The S-400 system is an advanced Russian missile system created to detect, track, and destroy planes, drones, or missiles as far as 402 kilometers away. "The United States and Turkey have a robust and significant defense-trade and military-sales relationship". Turkey , whose relations with its allies have frayed in recent months, said it opted for the S-400 because Western companies had offered no "financially effective" alternative. (more...)
Amnesty International calls for ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir Amnesty International calls for ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir
- September 14, 2017

Aakar Patel, Executive Director at Amnesty International, said that shotguns have been responsible for "blinding, killings and traumatising" hundreds of people in Kashmir. It adds that school and university students who were hit in the eyes said that they continue to have learning difficulties. "Young men and primary breadwinners of families say that they can not earn a living anymore, that they are now a liability for their families", it says. (more...)
JK: Pakistan targets Indian posts in Akhnoor, Poonch JK: Pakistan targets Indian posts in Akhnoor, Poonch
- September 14, 2017

Later, during the day, a woman got injured in small arms fire by it in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. According to officials after the firing the injured personnel were shifted to Army hospital at Poonch for advanced treatment. Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars along the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. (more...)
Hurricane Hurricane "Harvey" washed up on the beach Texas creepy sea monster
- September 14, 2017

Science Communicator Preeti Desai posted a picture of the blob-like, fanged animal in the aftermath of the hurricane, asking for experts on Twitter to help her identify it. Fangtooth eels originate off the coast of the East Atlantic and Mediterranean. Preeti Desai, from the National Audubon Society, found the monster lying on the empty beach. (more...)
A's announce site for new ballpark
- September 14, 2017

Oakland A's President Dave Kaval made the announcement about the site selection and immediately contacted Peralta district Chancellor Jowel Laguerre about buying or leasing the land. The A's would also help build a garage there with the idea of boosting the college's overall parking capacity. The Athletics have called Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (among the five names the park has been designated) home since they moved from Kansas City in 1968. (more...)
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume
- September 14, 2017

It has underperformed by 2.35% the S&P500. Travelport Worldwide Ltd now has $1.93 billion valuation. It now has negative earnings. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 3,564 shares of the electronics maker's stock worth $174,000 after acquiring an additional 725 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Ryan murder: Accused in judicial custody Ryan murder: Accused in judicial custody
- September 14, 2017

Last year, on 20 January 2016, Devansh Kakrora, a six-year-old student, died after he allegedly fell into a water tank in the Vasant Kunj branch of Ryan International School . The guard also revealed that he was sacked after this incident. The school authorities have sent messages to parents, stating the school ensures adequate checks to provide safety to its students. (more...)
Turkey brushes off North Atlantic Treaty Organisation concern over Russian missile defense system purchase Turkey brushes off North Atlantic Treaty Organisation concern over Russian missile defense system purchase
- September 14, 2017

But NATO officials have voiced disquiet over the purchase of missiles incompatible with alliance systems. Erdogan said Monday that Turkey had already paid a deposit for two batteries of the advanced missile systems. In July, Bloomberg reported that Ankara and Moscow agreed to a $2.5 billion US contract for four S-400 systems. Turkey commands the second largest standing military inside of 29-member-state-NATO. (more...)
Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton
- September 14, 2017

The extent of their injuries is unknown. 550 Marines from 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion reserve unit came to Camp Pendleton's Red Beach as part of their annual training exercises to practice amphibious assault tactics, July 26, 2011. Paul Gainey. In 2013, a corporal was killed and four of his crewmates were hurt in an AAV fire caused by igniting ordnance; that incident led the Marine Corps to discontinue use of the AAV's Mark 154 mine-clearance launching system. (more...)
Statue of Francis Scott Key in Baltimore vandalized with graffiti Statue of Francis Scott Key in Baltimore vandalized with graffiti
- September 14, 2017

But officials don't have a plan for protecting it against future vandalism, Pugh spokesman Anthony McCarthy said. Police were called to the monument at the intersection of Eutaw Place and West Lanvale Street at around 6:30 a.m. City police are investigating, and the local Commission for Historical Art and Architectural Preservation is expected to evaluate how to clean the monument. (more...)
Newark airport customs officers accused of assaulting coworkers on 'rape table' Newark airport customs officers accused of assaulting coworkers on 'rape table'
- September 14, 2017

According to the criminal complaint, the assaults began in October 2016. "Once the lights go out, they grab you up like a gang, and they forcibly throw you on the table and one officer ended up mounting me and pretty much riding me like a horse", Officer Vito Degironimo told NBC 4 NY in May. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Downgraded To Category 3 As It Moves Across Cuba Hurricane Irma Downgraded To Category 3 As It Moves Across Cuba
- September 14, 2017

Over 100 high-risk prisoners escaped in the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma , a British junior minister said on Tuesday, as he raised the death toll in British territories to nine. With food and supplies for just five days, she is now battling to try to get them flown to safety and is facing a race against time to get passports for her 10-month-old son and 23-month-old daughter. (more...)
Havana in waist-deep water after Hurricane irma lashes Cuba Havana in waist-deep water after Hurricane irma lashes Cuba
- September 14, 2017

After touring all of the Turks and Caicos, a British Overseas Territory, Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robin said she would ask the British governor to declare an emergency in South Caicos, the most damaged island, as well as for the capital Gran Turk. (more...)
Hillary Clinton: 'The Russians Are Still Going at Us' Hillary Clinton: 'The Russians Are Still Going at Us'
- September 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton is unable to cope with losing. "I would have done everything I could to get to the bottom of it, because it is not going to stop". Clinton, in her interview , also pointed to "endemic sexism and misogyny, not just in politics, but in our society" and Russian interference in the 2016 race as reasons for her loss - although she wouldn't say whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to influence the outcome of the election. (more...)
NH police apprehend suspect in hospital shooting scare
- September 14, 2017

The killing occurred in the intensive care unit, and no one else was injured, authorities said. The Lebanon Department of Public Safety confirmed that someone was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m. Dr. Conroy applauded the D-H team for following instruction and abiding by their training for emergencies as they either evacuated the hospital premises or sheltered in place indoors. (more...)
Calgary Flames halt talks with city on new arena Calgary Flames halt talks with city on new arena
- September 14, 2017

Flames president Ken King said Flames owners believe they can't make a deal because negotiations have been unproductive. "We've been working on it for a long time", King told reporters on Tuesday. "It's certainly not an election issue for us", King said. The reason we had the meeting today is that the mayor's campaign seemed to kick off with a vision for Victoria Park yesterday. (more...)
Cardinals hope David Johnson is Christmas present Cardinals hope David Johnson is Christmas present
- September 14, 2017

He also caught one pass for two yards. Under NFL rules, David Johnson would be eligible to come off IR in eight weeks, which coincides with the Cardinals' bye. Then Ellington got hurt early in the year, and then Chris Johnson got hurt in Week 12, paving the way for David Johnson . Arians said Johnson could return around Christmas. (more...)
Suit: Loose Lid on 'Extra Hot' Tea Killed Starbucks Customer's Dog Suit: Loose Lid on 'Extra Hot' Tea Killed Starbucks Customer's Dog
- September 14, 2017

The lawsuit claims the Starbucks had been warned before about serving dangerously hot drinks without sleeves or secured lids. He was taken to the vet and died shortly after. In a statement to media, Starbucks vigorously denies the allegations and says video evidence will exonerate their employee in court. In a statement, the coffee chain said: 'We have video evidence that clearly contradicts the claims made by the plaintiff and believe they are without merit. (more...)
Toulouse attack: Seven injured in rampage by man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Toulouse attack: Seven injured in rampage by man shouting 'Allahu Akbar'
- September 14, 2017

Two of the civilian victims were taken to the Toulouse-Rangueil hospital. He first caught my son and then beat my daughter. Three offficers were injured while attempting to detain the man, who is in custody, at around 4.45pm local time (3.45pm BST). (more...)
Pakistan will be forced to stop ceasefire violations: Rajnath Pakistan will be forced to stop ceasefire violations: Rajnath
- September 14, 2017

He said: "For the last four days I have been visiting J&K". He said without filing a counter affidavit on Article 35A petitions in the Supreme Court , the people of Jammu and Kashmir can't believe the words of Rajnath Singh keeping in view the betrayals of the past. (more...)
Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength
- September 14, 2017

After strengthening quickly throughout the day, the intensity of Jose appears to have leveled off, the National Hurricane Center said late Thursday. Next up is Tropical Storm Jose, which is now in the Atlantic some 1,135 miles (1,825 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles and roaring towards the Caribbean. (more...)
BMO Capital Reiterates "Hold" Rating, Sees $105.0/Share; Martin Currie
- September 14, 2017

The stock's market capitalization is 47.96B. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 265,514. About 43,701 shares traded. About shares traded. Also, insider Michael A. Bonarti sold 2,932 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Hold" rating and $10800 target in Thursday, July 27 report. (more...)
A tale of two streaks — Indians and Dodgers A tale of two streaks — Indians and Dodgers
- September 14, 2017

That, at least , is what casual baseball fans might think if they're just checking in to what's happening in the stretch run of the season. That was good news for Cleveland too. As I mentioned earlier, Kershaw is the biggest competitor on this team, and he's looked at as the leader of the club. Clearly the Dodgers remained uninspired despite Lasorda's gesture. (more...)
Photos show Irma's staggering destruction that left Cubans in a daze Photos show Irma's staggering destruction that left Cubans in a daze
- September 13, 2017

The UK has committed £32m to helping overseas territories devastated by Irma . Barbuda , Anguilla , the Virgin Islands , and Cuba were hit by the worst of the storm, with some islands reporting that 90% of their structures were damaged or destroyed. (more...)

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