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BBCI: IS conflict: Iraq army makes advances on Tal Afar BBCI: IS conflict: Iraq army makes advances on Tal Afar
- August 21, 2017

Weeks after recapturing Mosul in a major blow to the jihadists, convoys of Iraqi forces around Tal Afar began pounding IS positions from three sides at dawn Sunday. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande, describes the situation inside Tal Afar as "very tough", where food and water are running out and people lack the basic necessities. (more...)
Srijan scam: Arrested accused Mahesh Mandal dies in Bhagalpur hospital Srijan scam: Arrested accused Mahesh Mandal dies in Bhagalpur hospital
- August 21, 2017

A report by ANI states that Mandal was suffering from cancer and his kidneys were also damaged. Mandal's family members alleged foul play in his death and went on a violent protest at the hospital premises on Sunday night. The founder of the Srijan NGO, Manorama Devi passed away previous year after which the operations of the NGO were hit. During investigation, the Bihar police said that Mandal had admitted to receiving Rs. (more...)
Ireland's Leo Varadkar, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau participate in Montreal Pride Parade Ireland's Leo Varadkar, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau participate in Montreal Pride Parade
- August 21, 2017

The Canadian PM said he shared PM Varadkar's perspective that reproductive rights were human rights. 'I think Ireland and Canada have a lot in common, ' he said. Afterwards, Varadkar told reporters that the invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland still stands and that he intends to visit The White House on St Patrick's Day. (more...)
United States suspends procedure of issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout Russian Federation United States suspends procedure of issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout Russian Federation
- August 21, 2017

Visa operations will be resumed only in the main embassy building in Moscow on September 1. The decision would come as a blow to Russian tourists, almost 250,000 of whom visited the USA last year, according to The Associated Press. One of these consulates is in Vladivostok, a city in Russia's far east that's nearly 3,000 miles and an eight-hour flight from Moscow. On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected the USA explanation that it was forced to suspend visas because of ... (more...)
US Embassy in Russian Federation temporarily suspends nonimmigrant visas US Embassy in Russian Federation temporarily suspends nonimmigrant visas
- August 21, 2017

All non-immigrant visa operations will be halted from Wednesday and will resume "on a greatly reduced scale" from September 1, with applicant interviews conducted exclusively in Moscow, the USA embassy said in a statement on its website. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok to the exact number of Russian diplomats and technical staff members working in the US before September 1". (more...)
The University of Texas Removes Monuments of Confederate Generals from their Campus The University of Texas Removes Monuments of Confederate Generals from their Campus
- August 21, 2017

The Davis statue has since been restored and presented at UT's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in a scholarly exhibition about the Littlefield Fountain and the six Main Mall statues. One woman was killed when a suspected white nationalist drove his auto into a crowd. A small crowd watched as statues of Robert E. Lee , Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg were removed from the university's Main Mall. (more...)
J&K boys held for not standing up at theatre during anthem J&K boys held for not standing up at theatre during anthem
- August 21, 2017

The students told police that when they entered cinema hall, they found it hard to sight anything as it was dark inside and due to which they reacted late to the national anthem . When the anthem ended, the students said a person sitting behind them asked them who they were and where they were from. The incident, meanwhile, sparked protests from Old City-based political outfit Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT). (more...)
Finnish Police Received Tip on Radicalized Turku Stabbing Suspect Finnish Police Received Tip on Radicalized Turku Stabbing Suspect
- August 21, 2017

Police officers on patrol in Turku on Saturday. Mechkah, who is now being treated in hospital, is charged with murder and attempted murder with terrorist intent, the District Court of Southwest Finland said Monday. Paramedic Hassan Zubier, 45, who was born in Dartford Kent, denied being a hero, insisting he was merely following his training. "It seems that the suspect chose women as his targets, because the men who were wounded were injured when they tried to help, or prevent the attacks", ... (more...)
Trafigura and UCP buy 49% of Essar Oil Trafigura and UCP buy 49% of Essar Oil
- August 21, 2017

The transaction perimeter also includes the Vadinar Port (capacity of 58 million tonnes) and the Vadinar power plant (a 1,010 MW state-of-the art, multi-fuel unit that supplies both power and steam to the Vadinar refinery). "This day marks the beginning of a new chapter for Essar Oil". Rosneft said the assets of Essar Oil has a significant development potential and create synergy for the company's businesses in the Asia Pacific markets。. (more...)
Trump administration disbands climate change advisory committee Trump administration disbands climate change advisory committee
- August 21, 2017

The committee was established in 2015 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and while its dissolution isn't great news, NOAA communications director Julie Roberts insisted that "this action does not impact the completion of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which remains a key priority". (more...)
Rugby Championships: The Paper Round - The Boks are back, sort of Rugby Championships: The Paper Round - The Boks are back, sort of
- August 21, 2017

Etzebeth knows the Boks can take a colossal step towards exorcising the ghosts of 2016 by beating a menacing Pumas side in front of an expected 46000 sellout crowd at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium today. "The Boks missed 28 tackles for a relatively low 84% success rate - something they will want to work on". Well, he was "pleased" but admitted that it was "not a flawless performance" and praised the team's perseverance. (more...)
Sculptor's descendents want Arlington Confederacy monument removed Sculptor's descendents want Arlington Confederacy monument removed
- August 21, 2017

So what would he think of the state of America today? It, like numerous monuments to Lee and other Confederacy "heroes", was erected as a tool of white suppression. That painful episode, and worse acts, were not unusual in the antebellum South. "We will have to see when it comes", said Fort Myers Councilman Forrest Banks. (more...)
Senator apologises for posting 'I hope Trump gets assassinated' Senator apologises for posting 'I hope Trump gets assassinated'
- August 21, 2017

I have learned my lesson. She has told The Associated Press that she let the law enforcement agency know she "had no intentions of hurting anyone or trying to get other people to hurt anyone at all". Constituant Nicole Gipson of Hazelwood was convinced that Chappelle-Nadal's apology was heartfelt and sufficient to keep her in office. The lawmaker said she had been frustrated by the fatal attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, by an alleged white supremacist and the assertion by Trump that ... (more...)
Lt Col Purohit, main accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case, gets bail Lt Col Purohit, main accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case, gets bail
- August 21, 2017

During the hearing last week, senior advocate Harish Salve , appearing for Purohit, had said that his client has been in jail for the past nine years but charges have still not been framed against him. July 2009: A special MCOCA court dropped charges against all the 11 accused in the case, including Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Lt Col Prasad Purohit. (more...)
7-year-old boy among 14 killed in Barcelona terror attack 7-year-old boy among 14 killed in Barcelona terror attack
- August 21, 2017

Julian Cadman, a dual citizen of Australia and Britain, was enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother when a van sped down the promenade. Another attack hours later by other members of the cell killed one person and injured several more in the coastal town of Cambrils. (more...)
Arsenal consider move for long-term target as he becomes available Arsenal consider move for long-term target as he becomes available
- August 21, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain have made Julian Draxler available for transfer this summer, according to The Times . Without Neymar and the injured Luis Suarez, Barcelona got off to a winning start in the league after consecutive losses to rival Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final. (more...)
Trump decries recent removal of many Confederate monuments
- August 21, 2017

ABC News noted censure does not remove an individual from office, but rather rebukes his or her past actions or statements. Instead of trying to smooth feelings over the violent Charlottesville, Va., protest, in which one person died and others were injured, the president played into his critics' hands by doubling down on the various sources of the violence. (more...)
Vermont leaders condemn Trump comments on Charlottesville Vermont leaders condemn Trump comments on Charlottesville
- August 21, 2017

The nuanced statements reflect the party establishment's delicate dance. Yet they are unwilling to declare all-out war against Trump and risk alienating his loyalists. To be sure, elements of this historic struggle are present and ongoing as part of our nation's evolution toward a more flawless union, but the current and immediate battle is unique because it's being waged nearly exclusively among white Americans. (more...)
Downpours from tail end of Hurricane Gert to last into the week Downpours from tail end of Hurricane Gert to last into the week
- August 21, 2017

Heavy rain is forecast to hit Devon on Sunday afternoon as the tail-end of Hurricane Gert arrives in the United Kingdom from across the Atlantic. A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for much of the country, with the tail end of Hurricane Gert expected to make landfall later today. (more...)
Did Sasikala go out of Bengaluru prison? CCTV footage sparks speculation Did Sasikala go out of Bengaluru prison? CCTV footage sparks speculation
- August 21, 2017

The fresh evidence raises suspicion on whether the two convicts went out of the prison in connivance with top prison officials. Former Deputy inspector general of Prisons D. Following the summons by the ACB, Roopa had submitted 74 enclosures as evidence to substantiate her charges. The government also shunted out Director General of Police (Prisons) H.N. (more...)
Neo-Nazi Website Dropped by GoDaddy Domain Service Neo-Nazi Website Dropped by GoDaddy Domain Service
- August 21, 2017

And after Charlottesville , they got their first breakthrough. SHAHANI: Well, a bunch of Silicon Valley companies are blocking hate groups in one way or another, OK? The Daily Stormer has faced frustration elsewhere in recent days. (more...)
5-year-old dead, 2 adults injured in UNC housing violence 5-year-old dead, 2 adults injured in UNC housing violence
- August 21, 2017

Police said the two parents were injured and a knife was used in the attack. The parents were transported for medical treatment and a suspect is also receiving medical treatment. Residents in the complex have expressed concern over the incident even after police reassured them that there was no threat of danger. Fall semester classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday at the university. (more...)
US Afghan policy and Pakistan US Afghan policy and Pakistan
- August 21, 2017

Similar sentiments were expressed by other U.S. military leaders who interacted with their Pakistani counterparts and visited both North and South Waziristan that have been tamed due to relentless efforts and sacrifices of Pakistani people and forces. (more...)
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Your astronomical guide Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Your astronomical guide
- August 21, 2017

That will occur as the sun rises in Honolulu at around 6:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. Use safe eclipse glasses or other indirect methods to watch the eclipse. Monday's total eclipse is the first to span the United States , coast to coast, in 99 years. And anyone near Musquodoboit Harbour will be able to share eclipse viewers at the local community garden at 7962 Highway 7 between 3 p.m. (more...)
Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise
- August 21, 2017

Trump has vowed not to allow North Korea to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the US mainland but Pyongyang sees its nuclear arsenal as protection against Washington and its partners in Asia. "The Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercises will be like pouring gasoline on fire and worsen the state of the peninsula", the paper said. But Mattis has not backed down from the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea. (more...)