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Boat sinks carrying 70 passengers in Brazil, at least seven dead

Boat sinks carrying 70 passengers in Brazil, at least seven dead It is the second shipwreck in Brazil in two days. The Comandante Ribeiro boat sank on the Xingu River in the country's north. Survivors of the latest incident said the ferry capsized when it was hit by a powerful wave. The body of one of the victims of a boat wreck, after a ferry sank off the northeastern state of Bahia, is loaded at the Maritime Terminal of Salvador, Bahia State, on August 24... [Full Article...]

Kim orders more rockets - but tensions may be easing

Kim orders more rockets - but tensions may be easing The Trump administration has been trying to pressure China to control North Korea , but leaders in Beijing have said their influence is limited. Tillerson, however, noted what he called the restraint the North had shown lately and said on Tuesday he hoped a path could be opening for dialogue some time in the near future. [Full Article...]

Local Analyst Explains President Trump's Threat of Government Shutdown

Local Analyst Explains President Trump's Threat of Government Shutdown To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Democrats remain fiercely opposed providing money for a border wall, he noted. The upside? Less trouble in the short term. He wrote that his team was working with the White House to "prevent a government default" and "fund the government". [Full Article...]

Mattis in Kyiv to Celebrate Ukraine's Independence Day

Mattis in Kyiv to Celebrate Ukraine's Independence Day Ukraine, which has been mired in a in the southeastern regions for three years, has repeatedly asked for the deployemnt of UN eacekeepers in Donbass and for the supplies of lethal and non-lethal weapons from the European Union and the United States. [Full Article...]

Highway ban on liquor not within city limits, clarifies SC

Highway ban on liquor not within city limits, clarifies SC The development comes after The Economic Times reported a clarification issued by the Supreme Court stating that the highway liquor ban does not apply within city limits. According to Kothare, most of the owners of retail liquor shops and bars had already paid the license fee for renewal, although they knew that the ban was to be imposed on June 1. [Full Article...]

No Schedule for Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan

The statement came a day after Trump accused Pakistan of "housing the very terrorists we (Americans) are fighting" in Afghanistan. "We have put people on notice that if you're providing safe haven to terrorists, be warned: we are going to engage those providing safe haven and ask them to change what they are doing", Tillerson said. [Full Article...]

Eight people missing after Swiss landslide

Eight people missing after Swiss landslide The landslide on Wednesday morning sent mud, rocks and dirt flooding into the village of Bondo, near the Italian border. The landslide primarily affected the Val Bondasca region where the Graubunden cantonal police have engaged in a search and rescue mission for those who are missing. [Full Article...]

Syria war: United Nations urges pause in assault on IS bastion Raqqa

Syria war: United Nations urges pause in assault on IS bastion Raqqa The Observatory said bombs that hit the al-Sakhani and Harat al-Bado districts on Monday were close to a multi-storey residential building that had been bombed the day before, killing at least 27 civilians, including seven children. "People that come out can not risk [being killed by] air raids", he said. In addition to airstrikes, civilians in Raqqa face the threat of intense artillery fire on ... [Full Article...]

QU Poll: Voters believe President Trump dividing country

Trump initially blamed " many sides " for the violence and failed to specifically condemn white nationalists and neo-Nazis. According to an ABC/Washington Post poll , 9 per cent of people said it was acceptable to hold neo-Nazi or white supremacist views, and another 10 per cent, said they support the "alt-right". [Full Article...]

Mother Charged with Murder in Death of Former STMA Student

Mother Charged with Murder in Death of Former STMA Student The warrant for the search says Savannah grew up with her adoptive mother in Minnesota but had resumed living with her biological mother within the a year ago. Leckie lived in Minnesota until late 2016, when, by "mutual agreement", she was sent to live with Ruud, the documents state. She was home schooled in the rural home that sits on 81 acres about five miles from the nearest paved road , acc... [Full Article...]

PM Najib to visit Donald Trump in September

PM Najib to visit Donald Trump in September The U.S. Justice Department acted past year to seize more than $1.5 billion in assets it said were purchased by Najib's relatives and associates using stolen money from 1MDB, a fund meant to promote economic development projects. government, but Najib has denied this. Najib spoke about the golf game in a previous interview with The Star. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudi King Salm... [Full Article...]

Danielle Waterman out of World Cup final for England

I have the utmost confidence in this squad. New Zealand, recently installed as the world-ranked number one team, secured their place in the final by brushing aside the United States 45-12, yet England toppled them when the countries last met two months ago. [Full Article...]

Milwaukee police arrest student in teacher assault

Milwaukee police arrest student in teacher assault Neither the student or the teacher have been identified. "He is kind of like a helper", Miramontes said. The teacher suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said. "Actions like this need criminal charges to send a message, and hold the student responsible for their reckless and risky behavior", Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Victory for Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in SNC Lavalin graft case

Victory for Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in SNC Lavalin graft case The 79-year-old lawyer passed away recently due to poor health. "In this long journey of fighting this case, the truth has triumphed all the time.Today even the high court said that this was a political witch-hunt". At the Kerala High Court , senior advocate Harish Salve had appeared for Vijayan. Vijayan was forced to seek the service of Salve after the CBI brought in former Comptroller and... [Full Article...]

New Russia Email Has Twitter Counting Down To A Trump Impeachment

New Russia Email Has Twitter Counting Down To A Trump Impeachment According to a CNN report that was released on Wednesday, the investigation into the Russian influence in the 2016 election has now moved on to an email from Trump campaign policy aide Rick Dearborn that apparently shows Dearborn attempting to set up a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and then-candidate Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

North Korea Aiding Syrian Chemical Attacks

North Korea Aiding Syrian Chemical Attacks The report gave no details on when or where the alleged shipments were seized or what they contained. "Another Member state informed the panel that it had reasons to believe that the goods were part of a KOMID [Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation] contract with Syria". [Full Article...]

Driver Runs Car Through Protesters Following Vigil in St. Louis, Mo

Driver Runs Car Through Protesters Following Vigil in St. Louis, Mo Police and a witness gave differing versions of how protesters were injured when a driver pulled into a group that had blocked an intersection on Wednesday night. "Rose said that a protester was thrown over the hood of the auto by the impact and others were hit by the vehicle". She reportedly stabbed a neighbor and then turned her knife to an officer who responded to the incident, also injuring hi... [Full Article...]

Mamata trying to divide Hindu, Muslim: BJP on Durga idol immersion order

Mamata trying to divide Hindu, Muslim: BJP on Durga idol immersion order In a similar move previous year, the West Bengal government had issued restrictions on idol immersion with Vijaya Dashami being celebrated just a day ahead of Muharram on October 13. Several people were injured in clashes between Hindus and Muslims in North 24 Parganas. Mamata Banerjee had issued a similar order in 2016 as well. [Full Article...]

Minority judgement on tripple talaq: stature equal to fundamental right

Minority judgement on tripple talaq: stature equal to fundamental right Rightly, triple talaq is banned in many Muslim countries . Ms Bano, who suffered a nervous breakdown after her divorce, said it was a "historic occasion" for Muslim women . "It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment", he said in a tweet. Also, it is important for the Government to make a suitable law on the subject as dissenting remarks say "Government ... [Full Article...]

Cut Pak aid, revoke major non-NATO ally status, says USA lawmakers

Cut Pak aid, revoke major non-NATO ally status, says USA lawmakers It (India) has done a lot in terms of development and helping to promote Afghanistan's economy. " Pakistan , which has borne the weight of terrorist attacks in the past, shares with us a common enemy in ISIS (Daesh) and can be an important partner moving forward". [Full Article...]


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