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Oxford Circus station evacuated and closed due to smoke on Tube train

Oxford Circus station evacuated and closed due to smoke on Tube train Photos from the scene show passengers covering their faces in front of a smoke-filled carriage. The station was closed while emergency services responded to the report, the city's transport authority said. "People should use the TfL website to find alternate routes". London Fire Brigade posted a picture on Twitter which showed smoke billowing out of the open doors of a train. [Full Article...]

RBNZ Keeps Key Rate at Record Low on Weak Inflation Outlook

RBNZ Keeps Key Rate at Record Low on Weak Inflation Outlook Graeme Wheeler said after the decision to leave the official cash rate at 1.75%. That's at least partly due to lending restrictions introduced by Wheeler, whose five-year term as governor ends September 26. So that's why we always refer to "over the medium term" and "on average" and those sorts of concepts. But Wheeler, who leaves the job next month, said headline inflation was likely to decli... [Full Article...]

Bus Drivers Prepare for Back to School

Bus Drivers Prepare for Back to School Indiana State Police receive complaints nearly daily from school bus drivers, parents and concerned citizens about motorists not stopping for school buses when required. "So you know when that bus starts slowing down". If you're interested in driving a bus, you can find more information here. Altering a route or schedule to avoid a bus is one way motorists can help improve safety. [Full Article...]

Missing Washington County woman found safe in Roseburg

Missing Washington County woman found safe in Roseburg The search for Helenius began Saturday night, and her vehicle and cellphone turned up in Lane County this week. Demi Helenius was attending a conference at the Embassy Suites hotel near Portland International Airport and didn't contact her parents Saturday night, said Sgt. [Full Article...]

Spain could overtake Greece in migrant sea arrivals

Spain could overtake Greece in migrant sea arrivals Greece has had 11,713 people. Some 700 sub-Saharan migrants on Thursday morning attempted unsuccessfully to storm the border fence separating the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Moroccan territory. Turkey has in the last years taken major measures aimed at ending violence at football matches, to improve the image of the Turkish game overseas and encourage more people to attend matches. [Full Article...]

Beloved orangutan Chantek dies at 39

Beloved orangutan Chantek dies at 39 One of the first apes to learn sign language - Chantek , the orangutan - passed away in the USA state of Georgia. Chantek's rise to worldwide fame came nine months after his birth at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Georgia, when he was transferred to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to live with Dr Miles. [Full Article...]

Yemen airport closure killed more people than airstrikes

Yemen airport closure killed more people than airstrikes On Wednesday, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) along with 14 other aid organizations called on warring parties in Yemen to reopen Sana'a International Airport, warning that the year-long closure hinders the flow of humanitarian aid and prevents thousands of patients from flying overseas for life-saving treatment. [Full Article...]

At least 36 killed in road tunnel coach crash in China

At least 36 killed in road tunnel coach crash in China Rescue work is underway. Twisted metal was strewn in front of the bus, several windows were broken and a front tyre was blown out. Xinhua News Agency and other media outlets said the bus was the only vehicle damaged, although it was not clear if any other vehicles were involved in the crash. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's foreign minister resigns 'with pride' over corruption allegations

Sri Lanka's foreign minister resigns 'with pride' over corruption allegations Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned from his ministerial portfolio today after delivering a statement in Parliament. Mr. Speaking to The Hindu , Telecommunications Minister and UNP parliamentarian Harin Fernando said: "This [resignation] is certainly a new chapter in Sri Lanka's political history". [Full Article...]

USA to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad

USA to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad Hyderabad will be hosting American President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who will be attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held here from November 28-30 this year. Trump has said that his daughter would use the GES 2017 conference to promote women's entrepreneurship around the world. The Prime Minister confirmed Ivanka's impending visit on his own account, tweeting... [Full Article...]

NY to Broaden Medical Marijuana Program

NY to Broaden Medical Marijuana Program Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges as well as topical lotions, ointments and patches. The new regulations are expected to take effect next month. If these guidelines are adopted New Yorkers would see a few changes to the current medical marijuana setup. [Full Article...]

Senior officials lay groundwork for BIMSTEC Ministerial meet

Senior officials lay groundwork for BIMSTEC Ministerial meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara will lead the Nepali team in the minister-level meeting of BIMSTEC which is in the 20th year of its establishment. On Friday, Sushma Swaraj will participate in the 15th Ministerial Meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) here. [Full Article...]

McCain releases his plan for Afghanistan

McCain releases his plan for Afghanistan McMaster has made a major policy review of America's long, failed war there his personal mission, according to the sources, and he pushed hard to get a new strategy that would include the relatively modest troop increases and a commitment to at least another four-year timeline approved in advance of Trump's May summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. [Full Article...]

Top earnings, North Korea concerns set the stage on Wall Street

Top earnings, North Korea concerns set the stage on Wall Street Utilities eked out a small gain. "The latest threats over North Korea have finally escalated to the point where the market has been obliged to react", said Ric Spooner, an analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. Pacific territory of Guam, which has a large U.S. military base. Later in the day, President Trump warned the regime to "get their act together" or face extraordinary trouble. [Full Article...]

Don't put your feet on the auto dashboard

Don't put your feet on the auto dashboard The impact of the crash was minor but the air bag threw Audra Tatum's foot into her face and sentenced to her a lifetime of pain. Tatum isn't alone in her trauma either. "It could have done so much more damage", she said. "I can't stand more than four hours at a time". "It did make it break my nose, but I could've hit the dash a whole lot harder without that airbag". [Full Article...]

US Sanctions Eight More Venezuelan Officials, Including Chavez Brother

US Sanctions Eight More Venezuelan Officials, Including Chavez Brother The climate of repression deepened in Venezuela on Thursday as a second opposition mayor was jailed by the Maduro regime. "To all Venezuelans, the message is to continue in this struggle", said a bearded Mr Muchacho, clad in a white T-shirt emblazoned with the Venezuelan flag and appearing before a plain white backdrop. [Full Article...]

Trump 'Surprised' That FBI Raided Ex-Campaign Manager's Home

Trump 'Surprised' That FBI Raided Ex-Campaign Manager's Home Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni told Politico , "Mr. Manafort is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation". "I thought it was a very, very strong signal, or whatever", Trump said of the raid, speaking to reporters at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is vacationing. [Full Article...]

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing The dab - when the arms are raised pointing in the same direction, one out straight and one folded, with the face dropped into the crook of the bent arm - was created by United States rapper Skippa da Flippa in 2014, and went on to be imitated by other artists, celebrities and politicians around the world. [Full Article...]

British Police Raid Hotel in Greater Manchester's Salford

British Police Raid Hotel in Greater Manchester's Salford Police said the boy died at the scene after a collision near the Ibis Budget Hotel in the Salford Quays area of the city. Officers entered the foyer of the Ibis Hotel at around 9.30, according to witnesses. [Full Article...]

Trump touts power of USA nuclear arsenal amid N. Korea tensions

Trump touts power of USA nuclear arsenal amid N. Korea tensions However, until other nations disarm, the United States will remain the world's top nuclear power according to Trump . "Until such a time as they do, we will be the most powerful nuclear nation on Earth by far". Trump added that Iran is not complying with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal that halted the Iranian nuclear program. [Full Article...]


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