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Muslims hold rally against terrorism in Barcelona Muslims hold rally against terrorism in Barcelona
- August 23, 2017

Members of the Muslim community gathered at the Plaza de Catalunya - just yards from where a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas - with men and women crying as others held up large banners condemning the violence last Thursday. An ISIS statement claimed that the Barcelona attack, which killed at least 14 people, was carried out by "one of the soldiers of the Islamic State" - language that the group uses to include those radicalised by ISIS overseas but with no direct ties to the ... (more...)
Bypoll: Voting underway in Panaji and Valpoi Assembly seats Bypoll: Voting underway in Panaji and Valpoi Assembly seats
- August 23, 2017

Goa Assembly bypolls: Chief Minister and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar (left) faces Congress' Girish Chodankar. The hourly voting figure for 10am in Panaji is 17.67% while in Valpoi it is 20.41%. "Though with a less margin, Shirodkar will defeat Parrikar", Velingkar claimed. In Valpoi, the BJP has fielded Congress rebel and Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane, whose main opponent is Roy Naik, the son of former state Home minister and Congress leader Ravi Naik. (more...)
Suresh Prabhu offers to resign; takes 'full moral responsibility' of train accidents Suresh Prabhu offers to resign; takes 'full moral responsibility' of train accidents
- August 23, 2017

He said in less than three years as the railway minister, he had devoted his "blood and sweat" to the Railways. "Under leadership of PM, tried to overcome decades of neglect thru [through] systemic reforms in all areas leading to unprecedented investment and milestones", he said. (more...)
Egypt cancels Jared Kushner meeting with minister after denial of aid Egypt cancels Jared Kushner meeting with minister after denial of aid
- August 23, 2017

Two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday that the U.S.is likely to deny Egypt a $95.7 million aid payout and delay the payment of a further $195 million over the country's apparent failure to make progress on human rights. (more...)
Police fire gas, flash bangs on crowd outside Trump rally in Arizona Police fire gas, flash bangs on crowd outside Trump rally in Arizona
- August 23, 2017

Arpaio's violation of the 2011 court order is believed to have contributed to his 2016 loss to little-known retired Phoenix police Sgt Paul Penzone. "I'm confident that they will use every resource (they have) to keep people safe, but there is simply no way to guarantee anyone's safety", Perez said. (more...)
Union Cabinet gives in principle nod for bank mergers Union Cabinet gives in principle nod for bank mergers
- August 23, 2017

The mergers will be to bring the number of public sector banks from 21 down to somewhere between 10 and 15. After the in-principle approval, Jaitley said, the banks will take steps in accordance with law and Sebi's requirements. Bhattacharya said after the merger, SBI has moved to a return on equity (RoE) based budgeting, along with risk based budgeting in managing its portfolio. (more...)
Conor McGregor goes face-to-face with Floyd Mayweather and Paulie Malignaggi Conor McGregor goes face-to-face with Floyd Mayweather and Paulie Malignaggi
- August 23, 2017

I told you guys before that this fight wouldn't go the distance, Mayweather said. Mayweather wore a fedora and gold rimmed glasses while McGregor sported a three-piece suit and tie and aviator sunglasses as they made separate appearances before a crowd of several hundred people in front of the arena where they will fight Saturday night. (more...)
Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters After Trump's Phoenix Rally Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters After Trump's Phoenix Rally
- August 23, 2017

He then also told the crowds "So on August the 14th, that was it, I said 'all people, I love all people, everything'". "It's embarrassing - and I don't mean for us, the media, because he went after us, but for the country". Trump also hinted that a pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt of court earlier in July, may be in the future. (more...)
Sanctions Against Chinese and Russians With Business Ties to North Korea Sanctions Against Chinese and Russians With Business Ties to North Korea
- August 23, 2017

The sanctions also hit those who help individuals previously penalized for involvement in North Korea's weapons program and assist the country in sending workers overseas. People who answered the phone at Dandong Zhicheng and Dandong Tianfu Trade told AFP they were "unaware" of the situation and declined to comment. (more...)
People Are Split Over President's Response to Charlottesville Violence People Are Split Over President's Response to Charlottesville Violence
- August 23, 2017

Heyer". The latest departures began August 14, when Merck & Co. "It's against our Values and everything we've stood for since 1775". "White nationalists fueled this attack and they must be held accountable". Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a auto driven into the crowd. (more...)
Catholic priest admits previous tie to KKK Catholic priest admits previous tie to KKK
- August 23, 2017

In declassified Federal Bureau of Investigation documents that reference a 1977 Baltimore Sun article, FOX 5 found that the letter mentioned by Aitcheson, then a 22-year-old former University of Maryland student, had been mailed to Coretta Scott King threatening to kill her if she spoke at the university campus. (more...)
Iowa computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam Iowa computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam
- August 23, 2017

Virgin Islands. Under Iowa law, Tipton is likely to serve far less than 25 years - probably between three and five years, said Iowa Assistant Attorney General Rob Sand, who prosecuted the case. "It is hard to even say that, with all the people I know behind me, that I hurt". With the cash from the illicit wins, Tipton built a massive house, complete with a movie theater and a gym, authorities said. (more...)
Christie calls Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a mistake' Christie calls Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a mistake'
- August 23, 2017

This is the widest gender gap of the eight-month Trump presidency. Business leaders have bolted from White House councils, wary of being associated with the president. Trump has survived criticism from establishment Republicans before, most notably when GOP lawmakers across the country distanced themselves from him in the final weeks of the campaign following the release of a video in which the former reality television star is heard making predatory sexual comments about women. (more...)
Qatar fearful over treatment of Haj pilgrims in Saudi Qatar fearful over treatment of Haj pilgrims in Saudi
- August 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia has apologised to the Federal Government over an alleged maltreatment of two pilgrims by its security agents in Medina. Considering the harassment - like forcing to leave their homes and Saudi Arabia - that Qatari pilgrims faced in Makkah on June 5 this year and in light of the current situation, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs remains concerned and fearful that Qatari pilgrims may face "any inconvenience", the source said. (more...)
Judge frees Barcelona terror suspect as three remain behind bars Judge frees Barcelona terror suspect as three remain behind bars
- August 23, 2017

An official in Spain says that authorities have identified all 15 victims killed in the attacks last week in the Catalonia region. The French official said Spain had flagged a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that was believed to have been rented in Spain by a suspect in Thursday's attacks that might have crossed the border. (more...)
Israeli Leader To Raise Concern About Iran's Military In Syria With Putin Israeli Leader To Raise Concern About Iran's Military In Syria With Putin
- August 23, 2017

Both Russia and Iran back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his six-year civil war against armed Syrian rebels. "There is evidence, of course, of Iran's aggression that has not diminished after the nuclear agreement, but it also poses a problem for Israel, but for all the countries of the Middle East and the entire world", Netanyahu said in a statement. (more...)
Delhi HC seeks response from Facebook, Google, Yahoo — Blue Whale Challenge Delhi HC seeks response from Facebook, Google, Yahoo — Blue Whale Challenge
- August 23, 2017

Citing deaths of children in India and overseas, advocate Gurmeet Singh , the petition, sought immediate directions to restrain the internet majors from uploading any material pertaining to the Blue Whale Challenge . Expressing concern over the availability of such games on the Internet, the IT ministry in its communication said, "It is understood that an administrator of the game uses social media platform to invite /incite children to play this game, which may eventually lead them to take ... (more...)
May accused of Brexit climbdown over role of European Court of Justice May accused of Brexit climbdown over role of European Court of Justice
- August 23, 2017

To view the full article, register now. Though primarily focused on the ECJ, Theresa May's promises of judicial independence have been couched in broad terms that imply foreign judges would no longer hold any sway in Britain. In another suggestion of a more flexible stance, the paper will "make the point that the exact form of enforcement and dispute resolution is often tailored to the content of the agreement and varies across different issues such as trade or security". (more...)
Lt Colonel Purohit arrives at Colaba military station, set to rejoin Army Lt Colonel Purohit arrives at Colaba military station, set to rejoin Army
- August 23, 2017

The apex court yesterday granted bail to Purohit, who has been in jail for nearly nine years for his alleged role in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. "I have two families-the Army and my family which includes my wife, my two sons, sister and mother". (more...)
Police find body believed to be suspect on railroad tracks Police find body believed to be suspect on railroad tracks
- August 23, 2017

Oakland County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 5:42 a.m. on August 22 reporting that a woman had been stabbed to death, according to a statement from police. A large kitchen knife believed to be the murder weapon was recovered by deputies at the home. Deputies also were searching for the woman's 2006 four-door Pontiac G6. (more...)
Rents in the county rise by more than 15 per cent Rents in the county rise by more than 15 per cent
- August 23, 2017

Economist with daft .ie, Ronan Lyons says this latest property report shows that things are not improving for prospective tenants in the rental market. Rents have continued to increase despite the new regulations, rising by 4.3 per cent in the first half of the year, with a chronic undersupply of new homes contributing to the increases. (more...)
Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) Trading Volume Significantly Higher Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) Trading Volume Significantly Higher
- August 23, 2017

The company has market cap of $20.10 billion. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 24 with "Hold". Nordson had 25 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 28. It increased, as 54 investors sold Darden Restaurants, Inc. shares while 165 reduced holdings. (more...)
More than half of SA's population is still living in poverty More than half of SA's population is still living in poverty
- August 23, 2017

A poor household only has R46,624 per year, or R3,885 per month. About 76.2% of pupils in South Africa are benefitting from school feeding schemes. Three out of five black South Africans, who make up 80% of the population, are poor; while poverty among white South Africans remains "relatively nonexistent". (more...)
Teen arrested for doing Macarena on Saudi Arabian street Teen arrested for doing Macarena on Saudi Arabian street
- August 23, 2017

The teenager, whose name and nationality were not given, was being questioned because he had shown "improper public behaviour" and disrupted traffic, a statement from Mecca police said. The dance had been banned in the Kingdom by the National Committee for Drug Control, on the grounds that it advocated or encouraged drug abuse, according to Saudi media. (more...)
Six people struck by vehicle in Dublin Six people struck by vehicle in Dublin
- August 23, 2017

The injured were taken to a number of hospitals including St James's Hospital and the Mater. Scene of the incident on Adelaide Road, South Dublin. A garda spokesman said "it appears from initial investigations that a number of pedestrians were struck by a vehicle". (more...)