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PLA sets up first overseas base

PLA sets up first overseas base Chinese troops have been deployed to the country's first overseas military base , in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. Djibouti's location in the Indian Ocean's northwestern edge could potentially become another of China's "string of pearls" of numerous military alliances surrounding India, including Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. [Full Article...]

Air Canada flight almost lands on crowded San Francisco taxiway

Air Canada flight almost lands on crowded San Francisco taxiway An incident in which an Air Canada plane nearly landed on a busy taxiway in San Francisco has been described as "very rare". The investigators give the time of the incident as 23:56 on 7 July. One of the air traffic controllers replies that there are no other planes there. A landing plane's close call in San Francisco last Friday is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. [Full Article...]

Elephant rescued after it was swept out to sea

Elephant rescued after it was swept out to sea In the video of the rescue efforts, you can see the elephant struggling to keep its head and trunk above the surface. Having safely guided the elephant to shore, the animal was placed in the care of wildlife officials before being settled back into its natural habitat. [Full Article...]

Russia: Killer of Putin Critic Nemtsov Gets 20 Years in Prison

Russia: Killer of Putin Critic Nemtsov Gets 20 Years in Prison Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, was a leading opponent of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his assassination sent shockwaves through Russia's beleaguered opposition supporters. The four accomplices - Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, Tamerlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat Bakhayev - all proclaimed their innocence throughout the case. His killer then sped off in a getaway auto... [Full Article...]

Aussie Man Tragically Killed During Parasailing Accident In Thailand

Aussie Man Tragically Killed During Parasailing Accident In Thailand It also shows another man along with Hussey, who is not wearing a harness. Roger Hussey was launched into the air on Wednesday, but just 13 seconds later the adventure turned to tragedy. The couple had been in a relationship for about two years and had gone to Thailand on a "dream holiday", much like Mr Hussey and Ms Thongsangka. Beyond business, Hussey had held the position of chairman of v... [Full Article...]

This Song Become Most Viewed Video After Gangam Style

This Song Become Most Viewed Video After Gangam Style On that note, watch the 5-year-old video below once again below for nostalgia sake. Psy's Gangnam Style Which released in 2012 is no more the video with the most elevated views on YouTube . The song which is a tribute to the late star of the film, Paul Walker , has garnered 2.908 billion views beating Psy's Gangnam Style which is at 2.897 billion views mark. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho to rotate Man Utd goalkeepers during pre-season

Jose Mourinho to rotate Man Utd goalkeepers during pre-season Jose Mourinho's United kick-off their pre-season against LA Galaxy at StubHub Center on Saturday. "That's what we're going to need from him, that's what he's going to bring, and I'm sure he'll have a great time here". "I am very happy that I am back, and I can be part of this team ", Pereira told MUTV . However, the report goes on to suggest that Mourinho will look to infuriate them eve... [Full Article...]

11 expatriate workers killed in Saudi fire

11 expatriate workers killed in Saudi fire Eleven migrant workers died from asphyxiation when fire swept through a windowless house they shared in Saudi Arabia, officials said. The blaze broke out at a three-storey house that does not have windows. Najran is 900 Kms from Jeddah . Our Consul General is in touch with the Governor of Najran. Those hurt and killed in the blaze were all from India and Bangladesh, reports Arab News quotin... [Full Article...]

Asus ZenFone AR finally lands in India

Asus ZenFone AR finally lands in India In terms of specifications, the device features a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. It also has 128GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage that can be expanded up to 2TB with microSD card. Fuelling the device is a 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0. Developed in close cooperation with Google and Qualcomm, the ZenFone AR delivers high-qua... [Full Article...]

PM's policies created space for terror: Rahul Gandhi

PM's policies created space for terror: Rahul Gandhi In his tweet, he gave a formula which equated Modi's personal gain with India's strategic loss + sacrifice of innocent Indian blood. Rahul said the BJP-PDP alliance has "cost India massively". Rahul imitated the PM's style of describing his achievements in mathematical equations and said growing terrorism in J&K was the fallout of BJP aligning with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to form gov... [Full Article...]

US Signs Agreement with Qatar on Terror Financing amid Gulf Crisis

US Signs Agreement with Qatar on Terror Financing amid Gulf Crisis Tillerson has held talks with the king of Saudi Arabia and other officials. UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan added that Tillerson's visit wouldn't settle the row. His clearest achievement has been to secure a memorandum of understanding with Qatar to strengthen its counterterrorism efforts and address shortfalls in policing terrorism funding. [Full Article...]

Heat warnings issued in NJ amid another summer scorcher

Heat warnings issued in NJ amid another summer scorcher Another day of extreme heat... On Thursday afternoon, temperatures will reach the upper 90s and even the triple-digits across the state. The heat index is how hot it feels when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. [Full Article...]

LeBron James watches Nike-inspired Ball dominate in Vegas tournament

LeBron James watches Nike-inspired Ball dominate in Vegas tournament Ball showed no limitations after sitting out a Monday night showdown against Sacramento and fellow lottery pick De'Aaron Fox, easily gliding through traffic and repeatedly pushing the tempo. Based on how he played Wednesday, Ball may want to stick with the Kobes for the time being. LeBron James was in attendance and didn't lose sight of the fact that Ball had his breakout performance while ... [Full Article...]

Beep cow, Hindu India, Gujarat from Amartya Sen film

Beep cow, Hindu India, Gujarat from Amartya Sen film It had a special screening in Kolkata on Monday. Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out, the director said Wednesday, in the latest dispute involving the sensitive film board. [Full Article...]

Gay ex-army officer wins case for equal pensions rights

Gay ex-army officer wins case for equal pensions rights He also warned: "Unless the government acts to remedy all pension inequalities for all same-sex couples, there will need to be a second legal case against similar discrimination in the local government pension schemes that continue to penalise LGBT spouses and civil partners". [Full Article...]

Humid next two days with just a few t-storms

Humid next two days with just a few t-storms Afternoon highs will be near to just above average for this time of year - expect widespread 70s, 80s and 90s. Locally heavy downpours are possible with the storms that are out there. Next week the heat builds back in with nearly a similar weather pattern to this week with mid-upper 90s for most of the week although some low 100s aren't too far out in central Kansas so will monitor the western com... [Full Article...]

Senate health care bill still stalled

Senate health care bill still stalled The demonstrations started in the afternoon, and police were called to 13 locations inside the compound in response to calls. The new bill is expected to be made public Thursday, but its prospects will depend on whether Cruz and Lee can be persuaded to modify their amendment so it could gather at least 50 votes on the floor, The Hill reported . [Full Article...]

Dallas Marine Among 16 Killed in Mississippi Plane Crash

Dallas Marine Among 16 Killed in Mississippi Plane Crash Wednesday. The victims of Monday's deadly plane crash involving a military transport plane included 15 Marines and one Navy sailor, authorities said Tuesday. Bryant, in statements Tuesday on Twitter, said law enforcement authorities have received reports that items are being taken from the crash site. Greenwood Fire Chief Marcus Banks told the Greenwood Commonwealth that debris was scattered i... [Full Article...]

UCLA students evacuated to Drake Stadium after bomb threat reported

UCLA students evacuated to Drake Stadium after bomb threat reported Dorms were also evacuated. "This is really precautionary at this point", Haas said. About 11:30 p.m., UCLA's press office said in a statement that all evacuees are safe and secure while police continued to investigate. Thousands of evacuated students from three dorms are being ushered into Drake Stadium, KTLA reported . UCLA officials requested that residents remain indoors unless otherwise... [Full Article...]

Armymen killed in LoC ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops

Armymen killed in LoC ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops The defence spokesman here, Col. Rajesh Kalia, said the Pakistani troops initiated firing at 2.20 pm "without any provocation". The terrorists were eliminated in a joint operation conducted by the Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). [Full Article...]


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