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Six Killed as Gas Cylinder Explodes at Under-Construction Building in Juhu

Six Killed as Gas Cylinder Explodes at Under-Construction Building in Juhu The injured have been admitted to the nearby Municipal run, R N Cooper Hospital. According to Mumbai Fire Brigade and Mumbai Police, the bodies were charred beyond recognition and could not be identified so far. The fire brigade received a call around 10.10 pm and the fire was doused around 10.35 pm. Of the remaining, eight were being treated, while six have been discharged. [Full Article...]

Britain calls for new sanctions on North Korea

Britain calls for new sanctions on North Korea South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he believes there will be no war on the Korean Peninsula , and it is possible to continue funding for projects in the region. Analysts say both countries, however, are also concerned that the system's advanced radar could be used to look inside their own countries or potentially even limit their own deterrent capabilities. [Full Article...]

Korea may lead to 'global catastrophe,' warns Putin

But Trump, who has recently been waging a fiery war of words with Kim, on Wednesday insisted that military action against North Korea's nuclear program is not his first choice, and pushed for a diplomatic option. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United Nations Security Council should seriously review cutting off oil supplies to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Fairfax firefighters, just back from Harvey, get ready to help with Irma

Fairfax firefighters, just back from Harvey, get ready to help with Irma Hurricane Irma , right now a Category 5, is hitting the Caribbean with a forecast track that takes it right down the center of Florida or along the eastern coast of the Sunshine State. A total of 40 more people including medics, and K-9 units left from Lakewood Wednesday to join the team already deployed, making the Colorado contingent a Type One team. [Full Article...]

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to launch India's first Hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to launch India's first Hyperloop The project will use a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, with funding primarily from private investors. Wired reported that the Hyperloop connecting the cities of Vijayawada and Amaravati would transform a 43-km drive, which usually takes an hour, into a six-minute spurt. [Full Article...]

China 'shoots down incoming missiles' in 'sudden attack' close to North Korea

China 'shoots down incoming missiles' in 'sudden attack' close to North Korea On Monday Liu Jieyi, China's UN ambassador, said the nation would "never allow chaos and war on the peninsula". After weeks of rising tension over North Korea's actions, South Korea and the United States have been discussing the deployment of aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

Kate misses Prince George's 1st day of school due to illness

Kate misses Prince George's 1st day of school due to illness George, who will start in one of three reception classes, will also be able to play in the "imaginative rooftop playground" while outdoor activities are also held at nearby Battersea Park, Barns Elms and the Wandle Centre. "The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned". The adorable four-year-old is due to start his first day of school on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Construction crane concerns cited for Hurricane Irma

Airlines such as Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and American, who all have a big presence in south Florida and the Carribean are waiving fees for travelers to rebook travel plans through cities in Hurricane Irma's path. Perkins said Miami-Dade is working on the assumption that the county will order evacuations of the A and B zones. They were the first to arrive at the Miami-Dade County Fair ... [Full Article...]

Suu Kyi claims widespread 'misinformation' on crisis

Suu Kyi claims widespread 'misinformation' on crisis Some 164,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have now crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting between militants and Myanmar's military, the United Nations said on Thursday. The European Union Tuesday issued a statement calling on both sides to de-escalate tensions. She added: "This is one of the worst outbreaks of violence in decades, yet the global community is effec... [Full Article...]

Dems Agree to 3-Month Extension on Debt Ceiling

Dems Agree to 3-Month Extension on Debt Ceiling But the House's next vote on disaster relief likely would not have been as easy. An aide briefed on the meeting said that Republican leaders originally proposed an 18-month hike to the debt ceiling, which would avoid any further confrontations on it past the 2018 midterms, then offered a six-month extension before the president agreed to the Democrats' desired three-month extension. [Full Article...]

Russia's Putin: Trump administration has shown desire to defuse North Korea tensions

Russia's Putin: Trump administration has shown desire to defuse North Korea tensions Russian Federation condemns NKorea's nuclear test as "provocative", President Putin told a televised news conference in China . Kim would rather starve his people than see his regime overthrown, he said . One nuclear weapons expert described the test a "city buster". The only way to get Kim to halt, if not reverse, his nuclear programme is with a firm and enforceable promise from the U.S... [Full Article...]

Cabinet Reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman Is New Defence Minister, Piyush Goyal Gets Railways

Cabinet Reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman Is New Defence Minister, Piyush Goyal Gets Railways Former diplomat Hardeep Puri and former IAS officer Alphons Kannanthanam have been made MoS (Independent charge) of Housing and Urban Development and Tourism respectively. SS Ahluwalia: Loses charge of parliamentary affairs. Another signal from this reshuffle - again subtle, and so largely unnoticed - is that figures who were prominent in the Advani and Vajpayee years are on shaky ground. [Full Article...]

Smoke seen billowing from Russian Federation consulate Trump ordered closed

Smoke seen billowing from Russian Federation consulate Trump ordered closed That number, however, includes 155 people who work for Russia's diplomatic mission to the United Nations in New York, Putin said, meaning his country could further cut the number of USA diplomats to 300: "It's 455 minus 155". In a statement last week announcing the USA plan to close the Russian facilities, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, "The United States has fully implemented... [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Says Israeli Attack Killed 2 Soldiers

Syrian Army Says Israeli Attack Killed 2 Soldiers The war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the strikes hit a Scientific Studies and Research Centre facility, the agency the U.S. Previously, Israeli military planes were also carrying out airstrikes on the Syrian government forces. The reported air raid comes as Israel is in the process of conducting its biggest military exercise in 19 years on the northern border, i... [Full Article...]

'More gift packages for US' N. Korea threatens with additional aggression

'More gift packages for US' N. Korea threatens with additional aggression Talking about tech, Hong Kong's telecom operators are awaiting the release of the iPhone 8. He criticised "the ever-growing U.S. nuclear threat and hostile policy aimed at isolating my country". Speakers at the rally said the North's military "will put an end to the destiny of the gangster-like United States imperialists through the most merciless and strongest preemptive strikes if they and the h... [Full Article...]

House approves $7.85 billion Harvey relief package

House approves $7.85 billion Harvey relief package The potential infusion of cash into hurricane relief efforts comes as Hurricane Irma approaches the Florida coast. Lawmakers and GOP aides said that after the House passes a "clean" Harvey aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., will do just that by adding a debt limit increase to keep the government solvent - and resolve the politically toxic issue - past next year's m... [Full Article...]

'Everyone Deserves a Chance': Silicon Valley Reacts to Trump's DACA Decision

'Everyone Deserves a Chance': Silicon Valley Reacts to Trump's DACA Decision Schlissel also expressed support for worldwide students and undocumented students in January, in the wake of Trump's executive order on immigration. Ledezma is a DACA recipient. The Trump administration's DACA announcement establishes a wind-down period for the program, which in 2012 began offering a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. [Full Article...]

Brazil ex-minister accuses Lula of receiving bribes

Brazil ex-minister accuses Lula of receiving bribes Lula, who is still BrazilĀ“s most popular politician, is appealing a corruption conviction that would bar him from running for president in 2018. Janot filed a 230-page document with the Supreme Court, detailing a series of crimes involving state-owned oil firm Petrobras such as cartel formation, corruption and money laundering. [Full Article...]

Mumbai Blasts Case: Abu Salem Karimullah Sentenced For Life

Mumbai Blasts Case: Abu Salem Karimullah Sentenced For Life Tahir Merchant and Firoz Khan have been sentenced to death, and Riyaz Siddiqui has to serve 10 years in prison. Abdul Qayyum Shaikh who has been acquitted by the court had allegedly sent arms and ammunition from overseas which landed at Dighi Jerry. [Full Article...]

George Clooney was anxious Amal wouldn't accept his marriage proposal

George Clooney was anxious Amal wouldn't accept his marriage proposal He got through all the checks, and once he got through those, it was like, "Listen, we got your back". As for their regular 'ol names, George said , "We just didn't want to have really dumb names". She said, "Let's go to this place.' It was one of those places that was incredibly hip and chic". George Clooney understands then that she has the shoulders to handle this fact. [Full Article...]


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