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Former Pakistan PM Sharif launches defiant procession

Former Pakistan PM Sharif launches defiant procession Several streets in cities across Pakistan's most populous province Punjab have been plastered with life-size posters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , who was disqualified by the Supreme Court last month for concealing his wealth. [Full Article...]

Victory despite 'toughest hurdles': JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav congratulates Congress leader Ahmed Patel

Victory despite 'toughest hurdles': JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav congratulates Congress leader Ahmed Patel The strained ties within the JD (U) were evident on Tuesday after senior leader Sharad Yadav sided with the Opposition in Parliament over the "different sizes" of Rs 500 notes printed by the government after demonetisation. While speaking to the media on Wednesday, Tejashwi said that his party launched the "send back the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) movement" to save Bihar from co... [Full Article...]

Stock to Keep Your Eyes on: Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO)

The institutional investor owned 296,646 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock after buying an additional 21,829 shares during the period. Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas by 5.7% in the first quarter. [Full Article...]

China and ASEAN show they will not be impeded

China and ASEAN show they will not be impeded As in past criticisms, they did not cite China by name. Foreign ministers of member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday ignored Washington's call to downgrade diplomatic ties with North Korea , choosing instead to reiterate its " grave concern " over regional tensions. [Full Article...]

The Opioid Epidemic is Growing More Deadly, New Data Suggests

The Opioid Epidemic is Growing More Deadly, New Data Suggests They believe the death rate from opioids is 24-percent higher than previously estimated. The report claims estimates for the first nine months of 2016 were higher than the same period in 2015. Chris Christie, said in an interim report . The rate was 18.5 overdose deaths per 100,000 people for the 12-month period ending in September 2016, compared with 16.1 deaths per 100,000 during the same perio... [Full Article...]

Mormon Church Excommunicates Clergy Oversight General Authority, Doesn't Tell Why

Mormon Church Excommunicates Clergy Oversight General Authority, Doesn't Tell Why Hamula's removal is surprising because he was well-regarded and was even considered by some outside Mormon scholars as a possible candidate to join the high-level Quorum of the Twelve Apostles when the church was filling three vacancies in 2015, said Matthew Bowman, a Mormon scholar and history professor at Henderson State University. [Full Article...]

NSW Police raid homes of Sydney's Ibrahim brothers over alleged drug smuggling

NSW Police raid homes of Sydney's Ibrahim brothers over alleged drug smuggling NSW Police and the Australian Federal Police launched co-ordinated raids across Sydney this morning targeting an alleged drug-smuggling syndicate linked to the family of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim. 'This is a great day for Australian law enforcement, ' Mr Gaughan said. Mr Gaughan said the raids had broken up two inter-related syndicates involved in high volume importation of drugs and mil... [Full Article...]

Cease threats to avoid termination - Trump's Defense Secretary, Mattis warns North Korea

Cease threats to avoid termination - Trump's Defense Secretary, Mattis warns North Korea DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Pyongyang's efforts to develop a nuclear-capable ballistic missile arsenal "will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates", the Pentagon chief said, adding Washington and its allies in the Pacific "have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable co... [Full Article...]

Surprise! Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom Had a Baby

Surprise! Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom Had a Baby It's the first child for both Samberg and Newsom, who have been married since 2013. As Us Weekly noted, Samberg expressed interest in parenthood in early 2016, telling reporters at a Fox party that "I would love a baby someday", and that, at the time, he and Newsom didn't feel pressure from child-bearing friends to get pregnant. [Full Article...]

Biggest Dino Ever May Have Been as Heavy as Space Shuttle

Biggest Dino Ever May Have Been as Heavy as Space Shuttle While it is part of the titanosaur family, the dino is part of a whole new species and genus, meaning the team had to give it a name. Researchers named it Patagotitan mayorum , combining Patagonia and titan, along with a host family's name. [Full Article...]

Qatar announces visa-free entry for 80 countries

Qatar is not ranked as a prime tourist destination like Dubai , which has big shopping and leisure centres, but the gas-rich country, which hosts the soccer World Cup in 2022, expects the move will attract more visitors. "With this announcement we are already turning the pages of the Next Chapter of Qatar's journey towards 2030", commented Al Ibrahim. As far as Russian Federation and the remain... [Full Article...]

NCLR, GLAD File Suit Against Trans Military Ban

NCLR, GLAD File Suit Against Trans Military Ban The complaint seeks a declaration Trump's proposed ban on transgender military service is unconstitutional and an injunction barring it from going into effect. All five transgenders stated they came out as transgender precisely because of the ban repeal. President Trump is facing a lawsuit over his plan to ban transgender military service. [Full Article...]

#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who held victim responsible for being stalked

#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who held victim responsible for being stalked The 29-year-old woman from Chandigarh said she was followed and nearly kidnapped by two men - one of them being the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala - who chased her auto as she drove home in Chandigarh on August 5 midnight. So, basically, Bhatti suggested a time curfew for women traveling late at night. "#AintNoCinderella", tweeted Sharmistha Mukherjee, a politician from the Congress... [Full Article...]

Moscow Mule mugs banned in Iowa over copper poisoning fears

Moscow Mule mugs banned in Iowa over copper poisoning fears CBS News reports the state has adopted the Food and Drug Administration's Model Food Code. For the uninitiated, a Moscow Mule has vodka, ginger beer, and lime, and thus is acidic, explains Live Science . One of the most talked-about cocktails this week is the trendy Moscow Mule, but for all the wrong reasons. Although the copper mugs may look stunning, they aren't necessarily healthy when used t... [Full Article...]

Perseid Meteor Shower happening this weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower happening this weekend Anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower is advised to head to areas away from street lights to see the best of the showers. Arriving just a week after a full moon, visibility may be obscured by the light of the moon and only 40 meteors an hour will be visible to naked eye in the eastern sky, it said. [Full Article...]

No need to panic, Guam governor says after North Korea threat

No need to panic, Guam governor says after North Korea threat As North Korea responded to that Kim Jong Un-esque ultimatum with overt threats against Guam , U.S. B-1Bs based on the island drilled with their Japanese and South Korean partners, "demonstrated the U.S. Forces and reduce their bases in Guam and other regions to ashes." adding, "The KPA air force is put on alert". We're going to keep Guam safe. In 2013, in response to threats from North Korea, ... [Full Article...]

'Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai', Sikkim standoff not serious issue, says Dalai Lama

'Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai', Sikkim standoff not serious issue, says Dalai Lama The Tibetan spiritual leader urged China to embrace democracy. Despite China making it clear that the Indian Army needs to withdraw first from the Doklam plateau for meaningful dialogue to take place, the Army is waiting to see whether Chinese Army officers and soldiers will travel to five designated Border Personnel Meeting Points on Independence Day on August 15 to greet their Indian counterpa... [Full Article...]

Franklin expected to become Atlantic's 1st hurricane of the season

Franklin expected to become Atlantic's 1st hurricane of the season Most of the major hurricanes that have made landfall over the years have been Cape Verde storms. Tropical Storm Franklin is beginning to impact mainland Mexico and is expected to become the first hurricane of the season shortly before it makes landfall. [Full Article...]

Dallas Pastor Says Trump Given God's Authority To 'Take Out Kim Jong

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke to reporters Wednesday after President Donald Trump and North Korea traded escalating threats of "fire", with the North saying it was examining plans for attacking Guam to contain U.S. "A Christian writer asked me, 'Don't you want the president to embody the Sermon on the Mount?'" Jeffress recalled, referring to Jesus's message in Matthew 5-7 . [Full Article...]

Trump tweets classified info he saw on 'Fox & Friends'

Trump tweets classified info he saw on 'Fox & Friends' On Tuesday, Trump retweeted a story that said us spy agencies have detected North Korea "loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country's east coast just days ago". "It's incredibly unsafe when things go out to the press like that". "You are not only just getting a scoop on something, you are playing with people's lives, and this has got to stop". [Full Article...]


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