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Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims
- September 15, 2017

Muslim women in Tunisia can now marry non-Muslim men after a ban was lifted, the presidency announced yesterday. The announcement comes a month after President Essebsi formed a commission, headed by a female advocate, to come up with new laws that will guarantee Tunisian women the right to choose their preferred spouses. (more...)
Man caught on camera abandoning dog in Dallas Man caught on camera abandoning dog in Dallas
- September 15, 2017

When the dog jumps out of the vehicle, he drops the rope, gets back into his auto and drives off. Through the video, the dog's owner was identified as Gorge Spears, 62, of Balch Springs. The dog-ditching incident was the first to be captured by cameras that had been newly installed in the area, a place known as a dumping ground for dogs, waste and occasionally human bodies, according to Dallas News . (more...)
Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack
- September 15, 2017

But the statement made no mention of fatalities and did not indicate the nationalities of the injured. Local officials, however, said the injured soldiers were from Romania, which has been a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member since 2004 and is contributing more than 620 troops to the alliance's mission in Afghanistan. (more...)
Almost All Power Should Be Restored By Sunday According To Ga Power Almost All Power Should Be Restored By Sunday According To Ga Power
- September 15, 2017

A lineman worker assisting Georgia Power in Irwin County was electrocuted on Wednesday night. Based on the number of individuals each customer represents, that, however, still leaves about 4 million people sweltering in the Florida and Georgia heat without air conditioning. (more...)
Video shows woman walk into freezer of IL hotel, activist says Video shows woman walk into freezer of IL hotel, activist says
- September 15, 2017

Just a day before, Chicago activist Andrew Holmes said he saw surveillance footage and said Jenkins went into freezer by herself, without being forced inside. When asked whether Holmes had been shown the video, Rosemont police spokesman Detective Joe Balogh did not answer directly, but expressed appreciation for Holmes' assistance "on behalf of the family and community pursuant to this investigation". (more...)
NYC Beefs Up Security After London Bombing NYC Beefs Up Security After London Bombing
- September 15, 2017

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Sputnik that it knows of no specific credible threats to the United States similar to the explosion at a London subway station. Mark Rowley, head of counterterrorism for the Metropolitan Police, said "we now assess this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device". Authorities say a bucket with what looks like wires coming out burst into flames. (more...)
First UK sniffer dogs trained to target paedophiles, terrorists and fraudsters First UK sniffer dogs trained to target paedophiles, terrorists and fraudsters
- September 15, 2017

Ch Supt Jim Nye, commander for the alliance operations department that works across the two forces, said: "These dogs will give the police a new way to fight the threat of terrorism, paedophiles and fraudsters". They passed their assessment with flying colours and were set to work. He said the dogs were bought specifically for the project, and training them was a "unique challenge", but he had already seen "fantastic results". (more...)
M expels Ritabrata Banerjee for anti-party activities M expels Ritabrata Banerjee for anti-party activities
- September 15, 2017

On September 13, the decision was taken at the party's state secretariat meeting, West Bengal secretary Mishra said. Kolkata: The CPM today expelled its Rajya Sabha member Ritabrata Banerjee on charges of "gross anti-party activity", its West Bengal secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said. (more...)
New series and new start for Rohit Sharma New series and new start for Rohit Sharma
- September 15, 2017

Ajinkya is one of them. He had a great series in the West Indies where he was the Man of the Series. There are guys who can come and take the position anytime. Smith had said the "it will be played in good spirit". Things have changed, team dynamics have changed. Rohit's meteoric rise since 2013 as an opener is an often-talked about aspect while recalling Team India's stellar performances in the recent past. (more...)
Theresa May: Let UK spend hurricane aid cash where it's needed Theresa May: Let UK spend hurricane aid cash where it's needed
- September 15, 2017

Ms Patel wrote to the DAC asking them to "develop options to ensure the aid rules reflect the needs of those impacted by natural disasters". But an unnamed minister told the BBC that the figure could have been significantly higher. A source close to the matter said it was untrue that more money and troops would have been sent if the Government could use the aid budget. The Red Cross has set up a Family Links service for people anxious about relatives in a British Overseas Territory. (more...)
France Hammer Attack Injures At Least Two France Hammer Attack Injures At Least Two
- September 15, 2017

The women's injuries are not life-threatening, and local media report that they have already been released from hospital. Gilles Platret, the mayor of Chalon-sur-Saone, wrote on his Facebook: "The police forces launched a vast search operation of an individual who this morning committed two assaults on Chalonnais, wounding them with a hammer, which explains why a helicopter of the gendarmerie is now turning over our town". (more...)
Young boy granted wish to mow White House lawn Young boy granted wish to mow White House lawn
- September 15, 2017

His letter was shared by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press briefing last month. "Even though I'm only 10, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for", Frank wrote. The president clapped in approval as he walked toward Frank "FX" Giaccio, who was hard at work cutting the grass. Trump gave him a high-five and patted him on the back, and he appeared to measure up how straight Frank's lines on the lawn were. (more...)
Trump 'immature' and 'unqualified for the position that he holds — Clinton Trump 'immature' and 'unqualified for the position that he holds — Clinton
- September 15, 2017

In two tweets spaced just minutes apart, the 45th president of the United States criticised Clinton's new book, which dissects her losing 2016 election campaign in detail. He could've called me up. The former secretary of state , who is 69, has teased out several excerpts from her book ahead of its Tuesday release . (more...)
Vatican diplomat in United States recalled due to child-porn investigation Vatican diplomat in United States recalled due to child-porn investigation
- September 15, 2017

Prosecutors in the Vatican have opened an investigation into the case and the priest has already returned to Vatican City, a statement said. The Vatican has announced a criminal investigation into a Holy See diplomat accused of accessing child pornography while stationed in Washington DC. (more...)
Llega el Primer Ministro de Israel a México Llega el Primer Ministro de Israel a México
- September 15, 2017

Peña Nieto dijo que se actualizará el Acuerdo de Libre Comercio entre México e Israel, durante la visita del primer ministro Benjamín Netanyahu. . Por su parte, durante su intervención , el primer ministro de Israel agradeció al presidente Peña por el recibimiento, al tiempo que expresó su agrado por los festejos patrios y sus condolencias por las víctimas del sismo del jueves pasado. (more...)
Schumer does another deal with Trump, this time on DACA
- September 15, 2017

It makes sense that Trump is tempted. With his poll numbers sagging, Trump has spent recent weeks alternating between being deeply anxious about disappointing his base and deeply frustrated with Republican lawmakers' struggles to pass significant legislation. (more...)
I Belong to 'Category of Donkeys', Says Asaram I Belong to 'Category of Donkeys', Says Asaram
- September 15, 2017

The list of fake Babas includes Asaram alias Ashmal Sharmani, Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Ma, Sachidanand Giri alias Sachin Datta, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Dera Sacha Sirsa, Om Baba alias Vivekanand Jha, Nirmal Baba alias Nirmaljit Singh, Yashadhari Bhimanand aka Shivamurthy Dwivedi, Swami Aseemand, O Nam Nam Baba, Narayan Sai, Rampal, Hussan Muni, Jupiter Giri and Malkan Giri. (more...)
ECP dispatches arrest warrant of Imran Khan to SSP Islamabad ECP dispatches arrest warrant of Imran Khan to SSP Islamabad
- September 15, 2017

The warrant was issued by Additional Director General (Law) ECP on the order of Chief Election Commissioner, directing the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operation Islamabad to arrest the PTI chief and produce him before commission on September 25. (more...)
Mazda plans electrification of all models after 2030, report say Mazda plans electrification of all models after 2030, report say
- September 15, 2017

Mazda now sells cars running exclusively on gasoline or diesel as well as conventional hybrids, but not plug-in hybrids or EVs. But in the face of ever-tightening global emissions regulations, Mazda has chose to make a commitment that all its vehicles will be electrified by the early 2030s. (more...)
Tamil Nadu: 43508 teachers get showcause notice Tamil Nadu: 43508 teachers get showcause notice
- September 15, 2017

The striking Tamil Nadu government employees have agreed to resume work after the Madurai bench of the Madras high court directed the teachers and government employees' organizations to withdraw their strike. It went on to clarify that private school teachers were not participating in the protests, but added that their pay was lower than that of government school teachers. (more...)
230 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal at school 230 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal at school
- September 15, 2017

He said though mid-day meals were sent to all 176 schools, students of only five schools have been affected. Gond said officials were investigating the incident. Reportedly, the school authorities have raised the issue regarding the quality of the food in front of Mana Trust authorities and Block Education Officers many a times in the past, but no action has been taken yet. (more...)
Woman Who Slapped Army Jawan In Public Arrested Woman Who Slapped Army Jawan In Public Arrested
- September 15, 2017

The video shows that her auto was stopped in front of an army vehicle on a busy street in Vasant Kunj in Delhi. The woman had stopped her auto in front of an army vehicle that was ferrying soldiers. A Home Science graduate, she was married to an army official's son in 1995 but got separated from him due a matrimonial dispute and they got divorced in 2008. (more...)
Violence mars same-sex marriage debate Violence mars same-sex marriage debate
- September 15, 2017

Queensland police say a 48-year-old man has been charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and public nuisance after the incident at a bus stop in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba. "So many warnings to [Malcolm] Turnbull about what the postal vote cld unleash", Mr Rudd tweeted at the time. Critics of the postal survey on marriage equality have long voiced serious concerns over the likelihood of homophobes feeling emboldened to abuse LGBTIQ Australians. (more...)
Three militants killed by a suspected drone strike Three militants killed by a suspected drone strike
- September 15, 2017

A match being played at the time was on a scheduled break and continued without delay. "All the players were terrified", said Razzaq, quoted Express News . Five other people were also injured in the explosion. The league, Afghanistan's domestic Twenty20 tournament, includes six teams and features approximately 10-15 worldwide players from South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. (more...)
Byron Buxton gives Twins back-to-back walkoff homers in 10th inning
- September 15, 2017

Buxton's 15th homer of the season came with two outs against Blue Jays reliever Luis Santos (0-1). Ervin Santana gave the Twins six scoreless innings, with only three hits and one walk allowed while striking out seven, but manager Paul Molitor pulled him after 93 pitches. (more...)
Apple TV gets 4K and HDR Apple TV gets 4K and HDR
- September 15, 2017

This is the same day as the Apple Watch 3 goes on sale. The non-4K unit will cost $149 (with 32GB storage). "Customers will love watching stunning 4K HDR movies from an impressive catalog on iTunes , while also getting automatic upgrades of 4K HDR movies already in their iTunes library and enjoying 4K content on services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, coming soon". (more...)
One dead and ten injured as nearly 300000 evacuate for Vietnam typhoon One dead and ten injured as nearly 300000 evacuate for Vietnam typhoon
- September 15, 2017

The country is hit by over a dozen storms and typhoons each year. Electricity was knocked out in parts of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces after the wind brought down power lines along with trees and billboards. Many fishermen had dragged their small wooden boats into the streets of coastal towns to try to stop them from being carried away. Airlines said 46 flights were cancelled between the capital, Hanoi, in northern Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial hub in the south. (more...)
Tropical Storm Jose's track shifts closer to East Coast Tropical Storm Jose's track shifts closer to East Coast
- September 15, 2017

Tropical Storm Jose is centered 405 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas. The forecast cone of uncertainty, which represents potential paths for the storm, released by the National Hurricane Center Friday morning shows CT on the edge. (more...)
Head of Russian general staff reassures North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over war games: RIA Head of Russian general staff reassures North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over war games: RIA
- September 15, 2017

According to Poland's defence ministry the manoeuvres are created to intimidate Warsaw and the West. Russian Federation has accused the West of "whipping up hysteria" over large-scale military exercises underway in eastern Europe, denying charges that they were being conducted with a lack of transparency. (more...)
Russian Federation central bank chief: Inflation expectations call for moderately-tight policy Russian Federation central bank chief: Inflation expectations call for moderately-tight policy
- September 15, 2017

The rate decision, due at 1030 GMT, will be presented and explained by the Central Bank's Governor Elvira Nabiullina at a news briefing at 1200 GMT. Policy makers will also issue updated forecasts later in the day. It accelerated to 4.4 percent in June but has been slowing since then. On a weekly basis, price growth has been negative or at zero since mid-July. "A 50 basis-point move this time is a reflection that the central bank feels more comfortable that inflation pressures are subdued ... (more...)