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Pope Francis to visit to Myanmar, Bangladesh this year

Pope Francis to visit to Myanmar, Bangladesh this year In his latest comments on Sunday, he bemoaned the latest "sad reports of the persecution of a religious minority, our Rohingya brothers". A security clampdown launched in October a year ago in Maungdaw, where Rohingya form the majority, led to a United Nations report on human rights violations by security forces that indicated crimes against humanity. [Full Article...]

Trump declares state of emergency for Louisiana

Trump declares state of emergency for Louisiana Nearly 25 percent of Texas' residents live in areas covered by the federal declaration. Harvey "does remain a named tropical storm and it's going to drop an terrible lot of rain", Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said at a news conference Monday. [Full Article...]

Louisiana's 'Cajun Navy' returns to help Houston hurricane victims

Louisiana's 'Cajun Navy' returns to help Houston hurricane victims There have been sporadic reports of looting during the devastating flooding in the Houston area, but police said Monday that only four looters had been arrested. Everyone wants to get in at the same time. Clyde Cain, of the Cajun Navy, a Louisiana-based rescue force that gained fame during Hurricane Katrina, said in one instance, a boat broke down, and while the crew sought shelter in a delivery... [Full Article...]

Harvey: 17 people rescued by Coast Guard in southern Texas

Harvey: 17 people rescued by Coast Guard in southern Texas Sunday, calling it a "Particularly Dangerous Situation". "Certainly if people can stay in their homes, they can do that", Bleess said. Unlike most storms, these rescue workers are having to enter the field while the storm is still a factor. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles toward East Sea

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles toward East Sea South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that a "projectile" had been fired on Saturday morning and that it was working to determine what kind of missile it was, according to the South's Yonhap News Agency. The initiative has been supported by Russian Federation but rejected by the United States. But the United States president this week indicated a deal could be struck with North Korea to co... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Postpones Top US Official Visit Following Trump's Afghanistan Speech

As a far less resourceful country confronted with serious security, economic and political problems, Pakistan was expected to accomplish what the 140,000 US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces from some of the most advanced countries couldn't do over a period of 16 years. [Full Article...]

Kansas City area gas prices see spike after Hurricane Harvey

Kansas City area gas prices see spike after Hurricane Harvey AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 6 cents per gallon in the past week. USA gasoline futures climbed to two-year highs on Monday after Hurricane Harvey forced widespread shutdowns of Texas oil refineries . [Full Article...]

Sensex, Nifty To See Cautious Start

Sensex, Nifty To See Cautious Start Other big gainers were Adani Ports, NTPC , Sun Pharma , ONGC, ICICI Bank, Cipla, Hindustan Unilever, L&T, Lupin, HDFC Ltd, Coal India and Hero MotoCrp. The rupee pared some of its initial gains to trade at 63.90 per dollar in late morning session today, still up by 14 paise over previous close on the back of dollar selling by banks and exporters. [Full Article...]

Dortmund rope in Dynamo Kiev striker Yarmolenko

Dortmund rope in Dynamo Kiev striker Yarmolenko Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc said in a statement: "Andrey is a player we have been following for some time, one who plays at the highest level at both club level and for the Ukraine national team". Dortmund are doing well without Dembele and Yarmolenko will have to fight for a place. He has also scored 29 goals in 69 caps for the Ukraine and has won the Ukrainian player of the year aw... [Full Article...]

Kabul blast near US embassy kills one, wounds eight

Kabul blast near US embassy kills one, wounds eight It is being reported that a suicide bomber exploded himself close to Massoud Circle after being intercepted by security guards. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the blast occurred at the entrance of a Bank branch in Kabul , near to the United States embassy. [Full Article...]

'Perez tried to kill me two times!': Ocon blasts teammate

'Perez tried to kill me two times!': Ocon blasts teammate Tensions spilled over after the race with Ocon claiming his teammate had put both drivers' lives at risk leaving Perez to respond to these claims on Twitter . The emollient tone contrasted with Ocon's comments on Sunday, when he posted a clip of the incident and told his 64,000 followers that "Perez tried to kill me 2 times!" Perez is seventh in the drivers' standings - nine points and one pl... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu warns United Nations secretary-general of Iran's 'warfronts' in Syria, Lebanon

In his comments, Netanyahu accused Iran of turning Syria into a "base of military entrenchment as part of its declared goal to eradicate Israel ". President for what has been your commitment to dialogue and understanding", he said. As for attempts to bring back Israel and Palestine to the negotiations table, Guterres asked Netanyahu to work towards improving the Palestinian economy so tha... [Full Article...]

STORM PICS: Tropical Storm Harvey wrecks havoc around Houston

STORM PICS: Tropical Storm Harvey wrecks havoc around Houston He went head to head with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who warned people to leave. The mayor of Houston said Monday residents of his city, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, should not be afraid to ask for help amid heavy flooding - and if illegal aliens are arrested after they are discovered in the storm, he will serve as their lawyer. [Full Article...]

Six wounded after shooting at New Mexico library

Six wounded after shooting at New Mexico library City officials said they planned a news conference for 8 pm to release more details. Garza said there's no indication of a motive for the shooting. The library is located in the eastern section of New Mexico , extremely close to the Texas border. [Full Article...]

NJ representatives won't hold grudge against Texas, promise to support Harvey aid

The House Appropriations Committee's Homeland Security budget adds $6.8 billion for the fiscal year that starts October 1. The Republican-led Congress appears likely to add an immediate infusion of aid to a temporary spending bill to prevent a government shutdown October 1, though congressional aides say the larger recovery package may take more time to develop. [Full Article...]

Trump gave Democrats a big ultimatum about the border wall

Trump gave Democrats a big ultimatum about the border wall Over the past week, Trump has widened an already yawning rift with congressional leaders like top Republican Senator Mitch McConnell - who he attacked once again Thursday, using the bully pulpit of Twitter . In fact, he said as early as December of a year ago that repealing Obamacare would be the first order of business the next month. "That should NEVER have happened!" But Democrats oppo... [Full Article...]

Illinois House to Vote on New School Funding Plan

Illinois House to Vote on New School Funding Plan But the Illinois Association of School Administrators does not support the idea of 75 million dollars in publicly funded tax credits being used for private school scholarships. Among the most contentious elements was the tax credits for scholarships program, which would provide $75 million in private donations to low income districts. [Full Article...]

Houston releases water from two dams in attempt to prevent 'uncontrolled' overflow

Houston releases water from two dams in attempt to prevent 'uncontrolled' overflow Emergency workers begin releasing water into the Buffalo Bayou from two flood-control dams in Houston on Monday, a move that could impact thousands of residents, officials said. Meanwhile, people living near the dams are already feeling the effects of the extra water being let out of the dams. Late Sunday night, local officials issued voluntary evacuation notices for residents around the reservo... [Full Article...]

7-year-old survives being strangled, thrown off bridge in Worcester

7-year-old survives being strangled, thrown off bridge in Worcester Hubert is charged with kidnapping. According to police, Joshua Hubert, 35, took the girl from a family party at her grandparents' house around 2:30 a.m., strangled her in a vehicle and threw her off a bridge into the lake. After the violent strangling, the alleged kidnapper reportedly drove his victim to a bridge between Shrewsbury and Worcester and threw the 7-year-old over the side. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan is About to Become Trump's Folly

Afghanistan is About to Become Trump's Folly But government sources said Islamabad was still evolving a response to the U.S. accusations that Pakistan was providing safe havens to militants and prolonging the US' 16-year Afghan war. Speaking to a news channel on Saturday after President Donald Trump announced his new Afghan policy, Gen Nicholson said, "The Quetta Shura, Peshawar Shura, these shuras are identified by cities inside Pak... [Full Article...]


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