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PM Modi condemns violence after Ram Rahim's verdict, appeals to maintain peace

PM Modi condemns violence after Ram Rahim's verdict, appeals to maintain peace Further in his tweet, Tejashwi also blamed Nitish Kumar for the flood-situation in Bihar . However, PM Modi's visit was questioned by Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD stating that what is the goal of his visit now when the water has already receded in several districts. [Full Article...]

Trump's shutdown threat raises stakes for lawmakers in looming funding battle

Trump's shutdown threat raises stakes for lawmakers in looming funding battle The administration has since suggested that although taxpayers will fund the wall's construction, Mexicans will foot the bill in the long term through fees charged to border-crossers and taxes levied on monetary remittances sent from USA residents to Mexicans. [Full Article...]

Population of Pakistan soars to 207 million with 2.4% annual growth

Population of Pakistan soars to 207 million with 2.4% annual growth Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is having 913 transgender people whereas 109 are present in Balochistan. In the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the population of transgender people is 27 and in Islamabad 133. There are total 10,418 transgender in Pakistan out of which 2,767 live in rural and 7,661 in urban areas of the country. This includes 8,943,055 rural and 1,768,830 urban population showing ... [Full Article...]

Statement: Palestinian leader says tried to resume security ties with Israel

Statement: Palestinian leader says tried to resume security ties with Israel Apart from efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities, the two sides also discussed encouraging "security, stability and Middle-Eastern-prosperity", SPA said . But since taking office, Mr Trump decided not to move the embassy and has urged Israel to restrain settlement construction. Whichever direction Kushner and the administration decide to takes, they need to make their plans known soon. [Full Article...]

Questioning the use of violence against racist hate groups

Questioning the use of violence against racist hate groups The press that distorted what happened at Charlottesville were behaving like Nazis in this respect; not Trump. An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on August 21 revealed that almost one in ten Americans , a number equivalent to 22 million people, think it's "acceptable" to hold neo-Nazi views. [Full Article...]

Carnival cruisers re-routed to New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Harvey

Carnival cruisers re-routed to New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Harvey Water may cover FM 3005 on Galveston's West End , which is not protected by the seawall, officials said. With the Port of Galveston closed to all marine traffic, two Carnival Cruise Line ships scheduled to arrive Saturday are being redirected to New Orleans, according to a company spokeswoman. [Full Article...]

Qatar To Return Ambassador To Iran Amid Regional Crisis

Qatar To Return Ambassador To Iran Amid Regional Crisis Doha withdrew its ambassador in 2016 after Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, triggered attacks on several Saudi diplomatic posts in Iran. Qatar and Iran share a massive offshore natural gas field, called the South Pars Field by Tehran and the North Field by Doha. Iran also renewed its criticism of the Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia over the crisis , part of t... [Full Article...]

Former sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to us about presidential pardon

Former sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to us about presidential pardon The White House statement announcing the pardon commended Arpaio's determination to protect the public "from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration". "Sheriff Joe Arpaio made many enemies in the judicial system, the media, and the left because he enforced laws that the federal government ignored", the first-term Biggs said. [Full Article...]

Nuclear inspectors should have access to Iran military bases: Haley

Nuclear inspectors should have access to Iran military bases: Haley Iran has publicly declared that they will not allow access to military sites. Haley had said before the Wednesday meetings that the Trump administration is not looking for a pretext to junk the nuclear deal , despite the president's sharp criticism of the agreement and reports that he has been reluctant to certify that Tehran is meeting its obligations. [Full Article...]

Trump pardons controversial Arizona ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio

Trump pardons controversial Arizona ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio Fox News Channel dominated cable news coverage of President Donald Trump's rally in Arizona last night in total viewers and in the news demo, clocking 4.4 million and 1.1 million, respectively, from 10-11:30PM ET. "Not only did (Arpaio) abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise", wrot... [Full Article...]

Yet another Republican becomes a Trump target

Yet another Republican becomes a Trump target A former spokesman for President Obama slammed President Trump for being "too stupid to figure out Infowars is garbage" while touting his former boss as "an adult who can independently vet information". "The president is committed to making sure this gets done", she said. Trump is reportedly furious at congressional Republicans for both failing to give him a win on ObamaCare and for not quas... [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires Missiles Into Sea Of Japan

North Korea Fires Missiles Into Sea Of Japan Yonhap said the North's move had been immediately reported to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The tests on Saturday were the first by North Korea since it launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month. The US is now in the middle of its annual joint military exercise with South Korea, that the North has called an invasion rehearsal. Washington has repeatedly urged China, Nort... [Full Article...]

South Korean Military: North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectile

South Korean Military: North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectile Japan's NHK broadcast said the projectiles did not appear to be objects that could threaten Japan's safety. Japan's government this morning confirmed it was investigating the suspected missile launch. Under Mr Kim, Pyongyang has made rapid strides in its ballistic missile technology, which it is banned from pursuing under United Nations resolutions. [Full Article...]

N. Korean missile launches apparently failed, PACOM says

N. Korean missile launches apparently failed, PACOM says Pyongyang responded by saying it was working on a plan to launch a medium-range ballistic missile close to the U.S. territory of Guam, some 3,200km from North Korea. 8 news conference threatened " fire and fury " at the isolated kingdom if it continues to test ballistic missiles. Tens of thousands of South Korean and United States troops are taking part in the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" joint mili... [Full Article...]

Another MLA backs TTV taking total to 21, Stalin demands floor test

Another MLA backs TTV taking total to 21, Stalin demands floor test During the merger of the two AIADMK factions yesterday, Vaithilingam had said measures would be initiated soon to expel Sasikala from the party, conceding to a key demand made by the faction led by former chief minister O. The support of 17 MLAs is enough for the faction to topple the government in the 233-member assembly, but remains to be seen if the Dhinakaran faction will choose to do that. [Full Article...]

Powerball winner's ex-husband was killed in 2016 hit-and-run

Powerball winner's ex-husband was killed in 2016 hit-and-run The Massachusetts store that sold the lone winning ticket for the Powerball jackpot said Thursday that it plans to donate its bonus to charity. Mavis Wanczyk said she had played the lottery as a "pipe dream", never believing that it would one day be possible for her to retire early from the Mercy Medical Center , where she worked in patient care . [Full Article...]

More fish than first thought escaped from San Juans farm

More fish than first thought escaped from San Juans farm Onlookers said it looked like hurricane debris. "Long-term signature doesn't exist, despite all those introductions and escapes from Atlantic salmon farming in the '80s and '90s", he said. However, anglers may only fish for Atlantic salmon in marine waters that are already open to fishing for Pacific salmon or freshwater areas open to fishing for trout or Pacific salmon. [Full Article...]

A New Annual Senior Pass Will Be Available

A New Annual Senior Pass Will Be Available The Senior Pass covers all entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees and may provide senior discounts for things such as tours or campsites. Officials say the additional revenue will be used to "enhance the visitor experience in parks". [Full Article...]

Trump under the gun as DREAMers deadline looms

Trump under the gun as DREAMers deadline looms President Donald Trump's aides are urging him to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the country as kids, McClatchy DC reported Tuesday , in exchange for harsher policies that aim to make life hard for immigrants. "I know very little about Romania!" According to reports, a number of sources claim that several White House officials are pushing him to forge an ambitious deal with the U... [Full Article...]

McMaster adds muscle to Kushner's Middle East peace effort

McMaster adds muscle to Kushner's Middle East peace effort White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump is "committed" to achieving peace in the Middle East . "The American administration has not presented any initiative until now, while the Israelis continue with their settlement activities and refuse to abide by obligations they signed up to", Ahmed Majdalani, a senior Palestine Liberation Organization ... [Full Article...]


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