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Ramil Guliyev pips Wayde van Niekerk to win 200m at World Championships Ramil Guliyev pips Wayde van Niekerk to win 200m at World Championships
- August 11, 2017

Turkey's Guliyev finished first in a time of 20.09 with 400m victor Van Niekerk second on 20.11 and Jereem Richards third in the same time. Makwala was unable to claim what would have been one of the most popular medals in London, finishing sixth after being banned from competing in the 400m when he was placed under quarantine following a norovirus outbreak. (more...)
CNN fires pro-Trump commentator Jeffrey Lord for tweeting a Nazi salute CNN fires pro-Trump commentator Jeffrey Lord for tweeting a Nazi salute
- August 11, 2017

The Anne Frank Center quickly applauded CNN's decision to rid itself of Lord. Carusone had taken issue with a Lord column from Wednesday , and told him on Twitter that his piece "is bullshit and filled with lies". "Why do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you don't take yourself seriously", Carusone replied. Lord's two-word response? "Sieg Heil". (more...)
Justice Department releases Mueller's financial disclosure Justice Department releases Mueller's financial disclosure
- August 11, 2017

He accused Rosenstein of having "inexcusable" conflicts of interest like Special Counsel Robert Mueller . COLLODI, ITALY-Sipping from a glass of wine at a small outdoor café in a small Tuscan hill town, Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed Tuesday that he was feeling dread about returning from his two-month European vacation to start the investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. (more...)
North Korea hones Guam strike plans, mocks USA president North Korea hones Guam strike plans, mocks USA president
- August 11, 2017

Air Force B-1B bombers participated in a strategic bilateral mission with South Korea and Japan. The sharp increase in tensions rattled financial markets and prompted warnings from United States officials and analysts not to engage in rhetorical slanging matches with North Korea . (more...)
Embarrassing: New York Times Corrects Story about Climate Change Report Embarrassing: New York Times Corrects Story about Climate Change Report
- August 11, 2017

Earlier this week, the newspaper-of-record published a front-page, bombshell report stating that a leaker had sent them a draft report of the National Climate Assessment, an analysis that the contact feared was being suppressed by the Trump administration. (more...)
Dollar falls below ¥110 in Tokyo on North Korea risks Dollar falls below ¥110 in Tokyo on North Korea risks
- August 11, 2017

The governor of Guam, facing threats from North Korea , said Wednesday that he wants a president who will respond with "fury" if US territories are attacked. North Korea , pursuing missile and nuclear weapons programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, accuses the Washington of devising a "preventive war" and has said any plans to execute this would be met with an "all-out war, wiping out all the strongholds of enemies, including the USA mainland". (more...)
Arrest made after child found dead in Orlando day care van Arrest made after child found dead in Orlando day care van
- August 11, 2017

The location Myles attended did not have any previous citations. It was unclear whether the employee locked the van after using it. The driver, who allegedly admitted to not conducting a head count, parked the van in the parking lot and left the boy inside, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn to U.S. and North Korea: Ratchet down the rhetoric
- August 11, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts during the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) test launch in this undated photo. Tensions have increased in recent days, with North Korea saying a plan that could see it fire four missiles near Guam will be ready in a matter of days, if approved by Kim Jong-un. (more...)
Gorka backpedals on Tillerson remarks, blames 'fake news industrial complex'
- August 11, 2017

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said later Thursday at a press conference that Tillerson "carries a big stick" and has an open line of communication with Trump. The comments put Tillerson once again in the role of translating the president's aggressive rhetoric into more diplomatic terms and of working to minimize the chances of public panic. (more...)
Almost seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far Almost seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far
- August 11, 2017

And while 19 percent of voters who say Congress didn't get much done are glad, because their priorities weren't right, 73 percent feel frustrated by the unfinished business. Some Americans - in particular, Democrats - oppose repealing the ACA and likely do not appreciate Congress trying to rescind the healthcare law. Almost six in 10 say they favor a national health insurance program, even if it means higher taxes (58%). (more...)
Ellen DeGeneres can't believe she's turning 60 Ellen DeGeneres can't believe she's turning 60
- August 11, 2017

You're supposed to be exactly who you are. Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about the cruel bullying she suffered in Hollywood after bravely coming out as gay two decades ago. What "I love you" really means is "I understand you, ' and she loves me for everything that I am". After DeGeneres graced the cover of Time - alongside the blaring headline, "Yep, I'm Gay" - she talked to Oprah Winfrey, too, about her decision to come out. (more...)
Activist Artist Lights Up Trump Hotel With 'Message' From Putin Activist Artist Lights Up Trump Hotel With 'Message' From Putin
- August 10, 2017

Addressing for the first time Putin's decision late last month that the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Russian Federation would have to cut 775 diplomatic and technical staff, Trump told reporters that he sees no reason for them to continue working in Russian Federation. (more...)
Madras HC stays look out circular against Karti, 4 others Madras HC stays look out circular against Karti, 4 others
- August 11, 2017

In such a scenario, it is illegal to file a Lookout Circular (LOC) against him. The notices are unwarranted, Justice M Duraiswamy said, pointing out that on June 15 Karti had been asked to appear before authorities on June 29, but on June 16 itself the circular was issued. (more...)
Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Freeport-McMoran (FCX)
- August 10, 2017

Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 1.59% and performed 3.68% over the last six months. 995.10 million shares or 5.90% more from 939.67 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FCX. (more...)
Canada builds camp for U.S. refugees Canada builds camp for U.S. refugees
- August 10, 2017

Yves Desbiens, the spokesperson on the ground for the Canadian Armed Forces, told the Canadian broadcaster . "They will not have security roles". "When the site is completed, the military will return to their home base". Since the beginning of the year, there's been a significant increase in the number of migrants trying to enter Canada at unofficial crossings. Canada's deportation ban, which was enacted after a 2004 coup and extended after the natural disaster, expired in August 2016. (more...)
God stops by Colbert to talk Donald Trump and nuclear war
- August 10, 2017

John's Episcopal Church in Washington, according to The Post . He has said in the past that former President Barack Obama paved the way for the antichrist and drew wide attention for calling Mormonism a cult during the 2012 Republican primaries. (more...)
Madame Tussauds announces plans for waxwork of Prime Minister Theresa May Madame Tussauds announces plans for waxwork of Prime Minister Theresa May
- August 10, 2017

Madame Tussauds says the likeness will be revealed by the end of the year, despite Mrs May being unable to attend a modelling session. Once the figure is complete, it will stand outside Downing Street at the attraction, joining the likes of Boris Johnson, Germany's Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump. (more...)
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) Announces Earnings Results
- August 10, 2017

Public Sector Pension Investment Board increased Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW) stake by 23,989 shares to 103,989 valued at $8.19M in 2016Q4. 4,066 shares valued at $94,163 were sold by WATSON COLIN D on Friday, February 10. Indexiq Advsr Ltd Liability Com accumulated 0.02% or 25,896 shares. Moreover, Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.17% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 8,850 shares. (more...)
South Korea Calls Urgent Security Meeting After North's Newest Threat
- August 10, 2017

Institutional buying managed to pull back the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) from intraday lows, but the benchmark still closed down 0.4 per cent at 2,359.47 points, its weakest since June 21. It will be chaired by national security chief Chung Eui-yong. Park Chun-young, an analyst at Daishin Securities, also said North Korea's latest threat against the United States weighed on the main index. (more...)
I don't hate my al-Qaeda captors, says #McGown I don't hate my al-Qaeda captors, says #McGown
- August 10, 2017

Speaking for the first time since his release, Mr McGown said he had been in a auto with one of his captors when he was told he could leave. The driver in my vehicle turned to me and said to me: "You are free, you can go", and I was like, "Yeah, OK, alright". (more...)
J&K special status row: Mehbooba meets Rajnath J&K special status row: Mehbooba meets Rajnath
- August 10, 2017

Terming the statement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Article 35-A a premature one, the Bhartiya Janta Party Wednesday said that the party will clear its stand on the issue once the Supreme Court announces its verdict. In a related development, PDP's alliance partner, the BJP, said in Jammu that time had come to bid a farewell to Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution as they created a "separatist psyche". (more...)
Ruth Davidson questions Conservatives' net migration target Ruth Davidson questions Conservatives' net migration target
- August 10, 2017

The Scottish Conservative leader also questioned her party's policy of counting global students as immigrants in the statistics. The pro-EU Open Britain campaign seized on the article as further evidence that the immigration target had lost support, after being missed for year-after-year. (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir: LeT militant Ishfaq Ahmad Kanna arrested in Sopore Jammu and Kashmir: LeT militant Ishfaq Ahmad Kanna arrested in Sopore
- August 10, 2017

Police has arrested a newly recruited LeT militant in Sopore today. During Naka checking, one person after noticing the joint Naka fled away to a nearby orchard. "Prior to being part of LeT's module active in North Kashmir, Kanna worker actively for the terror outift in recruiting local youth for the Pakistan based LeT." said the police official. (more...)
Global stocks fall on rising unease over North Korea Global stocks fall on rising unease over North Korea
- August 10, 2017

North Korea has threatened to strike Guam, a US territory in the Pacific known for its white-sand beaches, following the US President's threat to unleash " fire and fury " against Pyongyang. Meanwhile a nuclear expert who has repeatedly visited North Korea's nuclear facilities said he doubted the country was yet capable of attacking Guam and that the real danger was escalating rhetoric between the USA and North Korea. (more...)
US B-1B Bombers Fly over Korean Peninsula Again
- August 10, 2017

North Korea has made no secret its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States and has ignored global calls to halt its nuclear and missile programs. Underwood, the president of the University of Guam and the island's former delegate to the House of Representatives. That base and a US naval base are home to about 13,000 American military personnel. (more...)
Father of Netherlands' Queen Maxima dies in Argentina Father of Netherlands' Queen Maxima dies in Argentina
- August 10, 2017

His daughter Máxima, 46, the wife of King Willem-Alexander, was with him as his condition worsened and she was joined by her husband and their three daughters for the funeral. As such, he was banned from attending major royal events in the Netherlands, including his daughter's 2002 wedding to the then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, and Willem-Alexander's accession to the throne in 2013. (more...)
Imran advises Nawaz Sharif on 'Corruption Bachao' rally Imran advises Nawaz Sharif on 'Corruption Bachao' rally
- August 10, 2017

The same was argued before the commission by Khan's lawyer, Advocate Babar Awan. "If the ECP is equal to a high court, will a full-bench conduct proceedings every day?" The PTI's counsel further said the Constitution of Pakistan entitles Supreme Court of Pakistan and high court alone for the contempt proceedings, adding it is imperative for a contempt proceeding that the ECP has the corresponding law. (more...)
BMC passes motion to make Vande Mataram mandatory in all municipal schools BMC passes motion to make Vande Mataram mandatory in all municipal schools
- August 10, 2017

The proposal will now be sent to the Maharashtra government for a final decision. Patel was quoted as saying, "The song as such would only increase patriotism in the minds of children". "While I am not opposed to singing Vande Mataram, there is no need to make it mandatory in BMC schools". Last month, the Madras High Court had ruled that Vande Mataram should be sung in all schools and colleges across the state "at least once a week", and in government and private offices "at least once a ... (more...)
Korea with tough new sanctions - but will they work? Korea with tough new sanctions - but will they work?
- August 10, 2017

The DPRK's actions, which the statement says "gave threat to global peace and security", will block transactions in coal, iron and iron ore, ban imports of copper, nickel, silver and zinc from North Korea, as well as suspend scientific and technical cooperation and even slow the flow of earnings made by the country's citizens while overseas being sent home. (more...)
Timberwolves release new uniforms for 2017-18 season Timberwolves release new uniforms for 2017-18 season
- August 10, 2017

And now, new threads. It's interesting to note that the new jerseys won't be available for purchase until September 29. While numerous uniforms released by National Basketball Association teams this summer haven't been much of a departure from what they wore last season, that is not the case for Minnesota. (more...)

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