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Maharashtra government wants to make storing beef at home an offence again Maharashtra government wants to make storing beef at home an offence again
- August 11, 2017

The police will also be able to enter people's homes to carry out searches, reported Times of India . Advocate Nishant Katneshwarkar, who filed the plea, has assailed the judgment saying that "while coming to the finding that right to privacy forms part of the fundamental right to personal liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution", the High Court "ought to have appreciated that right to privacy has not yet been designated as a fundamental right". (more...)
NTSB: 1 dead, 2 injured in New Milford plane crash NTSB: 1 dead, 2 injured in New Milford plane crash
- August 11, 2017

The plane had departed from Danbury Municipal Airport. The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the crash. The conditions of those two people were not released by the NTSB officials. Life Star tells News 8 that they also responded to the crash. "FAA and NTSB have been notified and will be conducting a full investigation". (more...)
Far-right's anti-refugee ship helped out by refugee rescue boat Far-right's anti-refugee ship helped out by refugee rescue boat
- August 11, 2017

The refugee rescue group Sea-Eye said in a Facebook post that it had been instructed by the EU's Operation Sophia to help the C-Star, bought by Generation Identity with the " Defend Europe " campaign. Michael Buschheuer, the chairman of Sea-Eye, said: "To help in distressed persons is the duty of everyone who is at sea - indifferent to their origin, skin color, religion or spirit". (more...)
Lord Says He Respects CNN, Disagrees With Firing Lord Says He Respects CNN, Disagrees With Firing
- August 11, 2017

Following a harsh exchange of tweets with Carusone earlier this week, Lord posted an article for The American Spectator on Thursday morning, calling Carusone's group the " Media Matters Fascists" and casting them as "anti-free speech bigots who, in typical fascist style, make it their mission to shut down speech they don't like". (more...)
Australia will support United States in conflict with N.Korea: PM Australia will support United States in conflict with N.Korea: PM
- August 11, 2017

New Zealand is a party to the three-way ANZUS treaty , but is no longer directly linked to the United States - over a falling out between the countries over nuclear-armed and nuclear-powered ships dating back to the 1980s. "The American alliance is the absolute bedrock of our national security". The latest revelations come a month after the USA said that it believed that up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, far more than previously thought. (more...)
Indonesians to leave Syria after escaping from ISIS Indonesians to leave Syria after escaping from ISIS
- August 11, 2017

At the same time, Syrian army is making advances on the front along the border with Jordan, where government's forces seized a 30 km stretch of land from rebels. Last month, an Associated Press team in Raqqa met with members of an Indonesian family of 17 and reported on their journey two years ago from Jakarta to Raqqa and their initial desire to live in the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed capital. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif's wife files nomination to contest his Lahore seat Nawaz Sharif's wife files nomination to contest his Lahore seat
- August 11, 2017

Meanwhile, Chairman of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the incident, saying it was regrettable that vehicles in the former prime minister's convoy had hit and killed the boy. Sharif along with his party members are now holding a GT Road power show to head towards Lahore in the form of a convoy from Islamabad . He is expected to reach the city at 4 pm on Saturday. (more...)
Judge Dismisses School Sex Charges Judge Dismisses School Sex Charges
- August 11, 2017

Thompson hedged his ruling, however, by saying it does not excuse the defendants' conduct. State prosecutors, AL.com reported, have argued the law is constitutional and created to protect students. The 27-year-old from of Huntsville was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Hartselle student while he was working at Falkville High. The judge said there was no testimony or evidence presented at the hearing where the court heard arguments on the law's constitutionality. (more...)
Missouri Congressman expects USA to shoot down North Korea's missiles
- August 11, 2017

Pacific territory of Guam. As a result, investor dollars are flowing into shares of defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin , a stock which saw its eight-session win streak snapped Thursday, Northrop Grumman, which fell for the first time in seven sessions, as well as Boeing, Raytheon and General Dynamics. (more...)
US Congress Wants to Question Trump's Personal Secretary in Russia Probe US Congress Wants to Question Trump's Personal Secretary in Russia Probe
- August 11, 2017

Congressional investigators want to question President Donald Trump's longtime personal secretary as part of their ongoing probe into a controversial meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton , ABC News has learned. (more...)
Egypt train collision kills at least 21 Egypt train collision kills at least 21
- August 11, 2017

Some carriages were shown derailed as a result of the collision. A TRAIN crash in Egypt has left 25 people dead and 65 others injured, according to officials. Egypt has experienced other major train tragedies in the past, including a derailment which killed 19 people in Badr Rashin in Giza in 2013. Fifty people, mostly children, were killed when a train crashed into a school bus as it crossed the tracks at a rail crossing south of Cairo in 2012. (more...)
US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea
- August 11, 2017

The operation was illegal and carried out without permission from Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said. China and the USA maintain different interpretations on worldwide law as applied to the operation of warships, and Beijing has ignored a Hague arbitration court's ruling that invalidated much of its South China Sea claim. (more...)
Stephen Colbert mocks Donald Trump with opening monologue on The Late Show
- August 11, 2017

Trump added that he hopes to increase the USA military budget "by many billions of dollars". Reportedly, the language shocked a number of the president's national team, including his new chief of staff. "I think what the President was doing was sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language", Tillerson said. (more...)
Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat
- August 11, 2017

Pakistan's ousted premier Nawaz Sharif . "You voted for me, but the five honourable judges sent me home with a single stroke of a pen", Sharif told his supporters in Jhelum on the second day of his journey along the historic Grand Trunk Road. (more...)
Flash flood warning issued for Douglas County Flash flood warning issued for Douglas County
- August 11, 2017

Forecasters predict several periods of heavy rain over the next several days in Green Country. Parts of Alabama got more than 5 inches of rain in short order on Thursday, leading to flooding in parts of north and central Alabama. Tune in at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Erika Caturay for the full weather forecast. "Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible at times with the strongest storms", meteorologists state in a hazardous weather outlook. (more...)
Russia Sees Russia Sees "Very High" Risk Of War Between US And North Korea
- August 11, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that "military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded", warning the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "find another path". Lavrov did not directly comment on Pyongyang's threat to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam during a press briefing where no questions were taken. (more...)
Islamic State suspects held in Turkey Islamic State suspects held in Turkey
- August 11, 2017

The arrests came ahead of the August 15 anniversary of the PKK's first terror attacks in 1984. Meanwhile, 32 PKK terrorists were reportedly killed in a military offensive in eastern Turkey in the past week, the military said Thursday. They were held for "conducting illegal activity" relating to the PKK, the official said under a similar condition of anonymity. Following a fragile peace deal, the PKK resumed its armed campaign in July 2015. (more...)
BMW plunges 7 stories from Texas parking garage; crashes into alley BMW plunges 7 stories from Texas parking garage; crashes into alley
- August 11, 2017

Seconds later, a BMW sedan crashes front-first into the pavement, striking the SUV before coming to a rest on its roof. Various bystanders run to the woman's aid, with one person opening the driver's door and communicating with the driver. (more...)
UP madrasas told to celebrate Independence Day, event to be videograped UP madrasas told to celebrate Independence Day, event to be videograped
- August 11, 2017

Apart from the above, a circular has also been issued to the District Minority Welfare officers which makes it mandatory to capture photographs and shoot videos of the programmes and that a record of all such patriotic programmes be maintained. (more...)
Jadavpur University unrest: Students lock up Vice Chancellor Jadavpur University unrest: Students lock up Vice Chancellor
- August 11, 2017

We will not withdraw our agitation till the EC meeting passes such a resolution", said AFSU spokesperson Somasree . "We have not gheraoed the officials". "Unless the authorities accept our demands, we will not lift our agitation", said first-year PG student of Film Studies department, Sounak Mukhopadhyay to The Indian Express . (more...)
Maharashtra Assembly Clears Bill Allowing Shops to Operate 24X7 Maharashtra Assembly Clears Bill Allowing Shops to Operate 24X7
- August 11, 2017

However, they have to get prior permission from the Police officials, who would approve the request, as per the requirements. The establishment in such case should provide transport and security measures. "But the government would ensure that they would not be harassed", Chief Minister Fadnavis had said in the assembly during a discussion on the bill. It applies to establishments, including businesses involved in banking, stocks, medical practice, architects, engineers, tax consultants, ... (more...)
North Korea details plan to fire missiles over Japan, near Guam
- August 11, 2017

A Chinese state-run newspaper has suggested Beijing would "stay neutral" if North Korea strikes first in a conflict with the United States, despite a mutual defence pact between the Asian allies. But, she concedes, "It definitely makes us a target". " North Korea has always threatened other countries". By 2004 - long before North Korea had missiles that could hypothetically reach the US mainland - South Korean newspapers were reporting that Pyongyang had the capacity to strike Guam. (more...)
Toll jumps to 6 as swine flu spreads in Odisha Toll jumps to 6 as swine flu spreads in Odisha
- August 11, 2017

There have also been four deaths in Delhi hospitals, of which two were of Delhi residents. The state government has also called a meeting of all health officials across the state in the wake of the sudden rise in the H1N1 cases being reported. (more...)
Just In: Kidnappers' hideout discovered near Ikeja Just In: Kidnappers' hideout discovered near Ikeja
- August 11, 2017

Immediately the news broke out, the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), ACP Tunji Disu and other police officers stormed the area and arrested two of the suspected ritualists. He said: "We have to stop this culture of jungle justice and allow the law take its course". "This matter is a pure case of destitutes and not ritualists". (more...)
English Premier League - Past champions
- August 11, 2017

The attacking left-back, who sometimes features in midfield, is great value for money at £5.5 million. It's a measure of Ndlovu's lasting impact at Coventry City that 20 years after he left the club, the team hasn't forgotten him and on the occasion of his 42nd birthday, two years ago, chose to honour him by relieving some of his best Sky Blue goals. (more...)
North Korea risks 'destruction of its people', says defence secretary Mattis
- August 11, 2017

The Pentagon chief on Wednesday issued a carefully worded statement telling North Korea it would be "grossly" outmatched in any conflict with the United States, and warning Pyongyang to stop considering any action that risked "the destruction of its people". (more...)
Wayde van Niekerk breaks down during interview Wayde van Niekerk breaks down during interview
- August 11, 2017

It wasn't Wayde van Niekerk and it wasn't Isaac Makwala . The 25-year-old South African Olympic champion, world champion and world record holder over 400m produced a time of 43.98sec to win with some ease. "The amount of respect I have shown each and every competitor, including Makwala, and for him to come out and mention my name amongst something fishy with the IAAF, knowing how hard I have been working". (more...)
China voices strong protest against United States warship sails in South China Sea China voices strong protest against United States warship sails in South China Sea
- August 11, 2017

It was not immediately clear if the Chinese demanded the USA destroyer leave as they have done in the past. China today expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with the US over the sail-by. But Nicole Schwegman, spokeswoman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said that USA forces operated in the Asia Pacific region on a daily basis. U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Lt. (more...)
Top Stock Picks for the Day: Gentex Corporation (GNTX), KBR, Inc. (KBR)
- August 11, 2017

Equity analyst Baird lowered the price target and downgraded the stock on January 27 cutting the price target from $0.00 to $14.00 and altering the rating from "Outperform" to "Neutral". Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 479,673 shares of the auto parts company's stock worth $10,231,000 after buying an additional 3,649 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Al Gore Predicts Trump May Not Be Long for the White House Al Gore Predicts Trump May Not Be Long for the White House
- August 11, 2017

Gore, who is in the United Kingdom for the premiere of his new documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power , also said that Trump is "less of a problem" than first feared on the issue of climate change. Gore said he was convinced that US cities, states and business executives would meet USA obligations under the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, despite Trump's decision in June to withdraw from the global pact. (more...)