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South Korean President Moon Jae-In calls for rare talks with North

The country recently launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test about three years earlier than projected. Inter-Korean cooperation and aid have come to a full stop over the last nine years under the conservative governments and global sanctions following North Korea's deadly attacks to South Korea and missile and nuclear tests. [Full Article...]

Strong storms could produce heavy rain and local flooding — FIRST ALERT

Strong storms could produce heavy rain and local flooding — FIRST ALERT Expect on and off showers and storms today with a better chance for rain to the SE and a lesser chance to the NW. Lows will be in the mid-70s with south winds ranging 5 to 10 miles per hour. Upper level high pressure will then strengthen over the southern half of the country. Wind south 0 to 5 miles per hour. Tiny afternoon/evening rain chance. [Full Article...]

Meter-taxi operators attacking Uber drivers

Meter-taxi operators attacking Uber drivers This driver-partner is a part of our community. The driver's vehicle was petrol bombed outside Loftus Versfeld last month, allegedly by metered taxi drivers. "We can only ask that you contact the Department of Transport and Minister of Police to ask for their commit on how they intend to solve these issue, as they are the only ones who can move this forward". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia's religious police investigate model for wearing mini skirt in public

Saudi Arabia's religious police investigate model for wearing mini skirt in public Ushayqir is a village north of the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in the desert region of Najd. One of the Twitter users wrote Khulood didn't force others to follower her on Snapchat and so why there is an arrest warrant. Wael al-Gassim, the writer and philosopher, told the BBC he was "shocked to see those angry, scary tweets". "I thought she had bombed or killed somebody". [Full Article...]

Family of girl electrocuted using phone in bath releases her final photo

Family of girl electrocuted using phone in bath releases her final photo The picture was accompanied by a text message that said, "When you use and (sic) extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you're in the bath". Electricity and water do not mix. "I call her my shining star". 'She was very smart. Coe had been a student in the Frenship School District. "He had knocked on the door to tell her it was time to get out [of the tub] and she said, 'OK, '... [Full Article...]

Irani gets I&B, Tomar Urban Development

Irani gets I&B, Tomar Urban Development According to the sources, the responsibility is temporary till the cabinet reshuffle, which is likely after the selection process of vice-presidential elections are over. After the parliamentary board met last evening, the decision has been revealed by the government and Venkaiah Naidu submitted his resignation today which has been accepted. [Full Article...]

Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the spotlight in Poland

The family was greeted at Warsaw Chopin Airport by the British Ambassador to Poland, Jonathan Knott, and his wife alongside Poland's Ambassador to the UK, Arkady Rzegocki. The foursome ignored the light rain and walked along a red carpet into a small terminal past the large group of media and on to a meeting with Poland's President Andrzej Duda . [Full Article...]

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault Clashes erupted outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday as Israeli authorities implemented new security measures at the mosque entrance. Immediately after the incident, Israel shut down the compound, saying that security forces need to check the site for more militants or ammunition. The Waqf said that the measures were a breach of the status quo. [Full Article...]

Mostly dry and sunny day ahead; heat and humidity continue

Mostly dry and sunny day ahead; heat and humidity continue Even the overnights will be warm with temps only falling into the mid and upper 70s. Today . Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. A light wind is expected, but could strengthen overnight. There is also a slight chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm as well, but the activity will be spotty. Most of the rain will be scattered once again, but there will be more cove... [Full Article...]

What BSP chief Mayawati's threat to quit Rajya Sabha means

What BSP chief Mayawati's threat to quit Rajya Sabha means Due to the uproar, the chair adjourned the Rajya Sabha. But the followers of Maharana Pratap however took out a procession on May 5, she said. "I am not being heard, not allowed to speak", she added. "If I am not allowed to speak, I will resign right now". CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury also supported Mayawati's demand as "the points she has made are serious". [Full Article...]

White House hires attorney Ty Cobb to coordinate Russian Federation response

White House hires attorney Ty Cobb to coordinate Russian Federation response Cobb is a partner at the Washington, D.C. -based law firm Hogan Lovells. A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are investigating allegations by United States intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election, as well as potential connections between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Totti ready to begin new role in Roma management

Totti ready to begin new role in Roma management There have been quite a few players in the last few years who have had their time come to an end at a club where they were a legend only to muddy the waters by dropping down in standard. That former was an historic day. Totti and Di Francesco won the Serie A title together in 2001, one of only five domestic titles in Totti's incredible career. [Full Article...]

Dutton to lead Home Affairs super portfolio

Dutton to lead Home Affairs super portfolio The changes include moving agencies now charged with overseeing intelligence from the prime minister's department, to the attorney-general's department. In an apparent concession to Brandis and to head off criticism about civil liberties, the attorney-general will continue to be the issuer of warrants under the ASIO Act. [Full Article...]

Applegreen PLC's (APGN) "house stock" Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital

Applegreen PLC's (APGN) Therefore 16% are positive. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Eland Oil & Gas PLC (LON:ELA) on Monday, July 11 with "Buy" rating. Liberum Capital reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 415 ($5.42) target price on shares of Zpg Plc in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. [Full Article...]

Emirates and Flydubai Combine Network Operations

Emirates and Flydubai Combine Network Operations Together the two will fly to 216 destinations and have a combined fleet of 317 wide-body aircraft and Boeing 737s, including 259 Emirates planes and 58 Flydubai craft. The airlines said the partnership would be rolled out over the coming months, with more details to be confirmed soon. The two airlines operate networks with few overlaps. [Full Article...]

Assam floods claim 5 more lives, death toll reach 65

Assam floods claim 5 more lives, death toll reach 65 Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed all deputy commissioners to ensure that families affected by the floods were provided with relief materials, irrespective of whether they were staying in relief camps or not. He further directed the DCs to take measures for preventing any criminal activity from taking place in the flood-affected areas as well as the relief camps under direct supervi... [Full Article...]

Japan says this is a time to raise pressure on North Korea

Japan says this is a time to raise pressure on North Korea Washington has already frozen the assets of two Chinese nationals and a shipping company for their ties to the regime, while accusing a regional Chinese bank of laundering money for Pyongyang . "The last such reunions were almost two years ago". But after suggesting that Beijing was not acting to punish Pyongyang, Trump last week suggested he had given up on Xi. [Full Article...]

Behind-the-scenes look at new Star Wars film

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has also begun sharing some gorgeous character posters. The video shows how the practical effects and CGI effects are going to be combined for the film. In an interview with Good Morning America at D23 Expo, Rian Johnson was asked what the first words between Rey and Luke will be. It involves a "really dark mission", it seems, and after locking horns with Kylo Ren abo... [Full Article...]

Transgender Texan posts photo with Abbott to decry 'bathroom bill'

Transgender Texan posts photo with Abbott to decry 'bathroom bill' Meanwhile Fox New First's JJ Maldonado met with Jeff Bright, San Angelo ISD's superintendent of business support services, who says there would be obstacles under this proposal. "What they are realizing is, even though we don't like that approach, it is incumbent upon us to learn about how to talk about politics". That is one of several items up for debate during the 30-day meeting of lawmakers. [Full Article...]

GST Council hikes cess on cigarette to offset makers' windfall

GST Council hikes cess on cigarette to offset makers' windfall The peak GST rate of 28 per cent as also the 5 per cent ad valorem cess will continue but the fixed cess has been hiked in the range of Rs 485 and 792 per thousand sticks, he said. Cigarettes have been kept in the highest GST slab of 28 per cent in line with the weighted average Value-Added Tax rate of 28.7 per cent in the earlier regime. [Full Article...]


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