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Ex-Mozambican leader praises Angola's dos Santos for bowing out Ex-Mozambican leader praises Angola's dos Santos for bowing out
- August 23, 2017

Dos Santos is seen as authoritarian, with many now hoping for political change amid an economic downturn triggered by a decline in Angola's most prized asset - crude oil. "You who are suffering, you who are in poverty, without electricity, without jobs or nothing to eat - change is now", Isaias Samakuva, the UNITA leader, told supporters on the campaign trail. (more...)
Gorakhpur tragedy: Chief secretary submits report, action follows Gorakhpur tragedy: Chief secretary submits report, action follows
- August 23, 2017

Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with Union Heath Minister J P Nadda hold a press conference at BRD medical university. It may be recalled that principal Dr RK Mishra was put under suspension and Dr Kafeel Ahamd was divested as nodal officer of encephalitis ward on the second day of the tragedy. (more...)
James Clapper calls Trump speech 'downright scary and disturbing' James Clapper calls Trump speech 'downright scary and disturbing'
- August 23, 2017

He also labeled Trump's fiery rhetoric 'downright scary and disturbing'. Lemon later asked Clapper, "Is he a threat to national security, the president?" Clapper responded, "Yes, I do. Schaeffer said he's briefed Clapper a couple of times, "and when I briefed him on operations, you see this vacant look". He also suggested that there were "weak, weak people" calling for Confederate statues to be removed. (more...)
Saudi-led airstrike kills 35 in Yemen's capital Saudi-led airstrike kills 35 in Yemen's capital
- August 23, 2017

A security official at the Ministry of Interior in Sana said that bodies were still being recovered from the rubble, but that the estimated death toll was as high as 40. The issue has caused controversy in Britain over the toll on civilians. The airstrikes also reportedly caused damage to several houses. "More than 30 martyrs in air strike on small hotel in Arhab", Houthi-run television station Almaseera said in a newsflash. (more...)
Barcelona terror suspect fatally shot by police
- August 23, 2017

Even as French investigators ruled out terrorism as the motive for another vehicle attack that left one woman dead in the country's second city, Marseilles, it was revealed that Abouyaaqoub had also killed a man as he made his escape. Both attacks followed the same modus operandi with drivers deliberately targeting pedestrians in the latest in a series of such assaults in Europe. (more...)
Looks like Malia Obama has moved in at Harvard Looks like Malia Obama has moved in at Harvard
- August 23, 2017

The former first family was spotted in Cambridge, Mass. on Monday moving in their daughter for her first year at the Ivy League school. Obama, 19, took a gap year that involved extensive travel, work, and an internship . In other images on social media, the couple appeared to be flanked by security as they helped their little girl move in, ahead of the start of the school year on August 30. (more...)
Farmer gives piglets back to firefighters who rescued them as sausages Farmer gives piglets back to firefighters who rescued them as sausages
- August 23, 2017

The animals were given a six-month stay of execution after being rescued. "I gave those animals the best quality of life I could ever give until the time they go to slaughter and they go into the food chain", she said. Rachel Rivers took some of the sausages to Pewsey Fire Station where they were served up on a couple of disposable barbecues. But pigs were reared for meat on her farm: "You can't keep them as pets". (more...)
South Korea hints it'll consider envoy to North South Korea hints it'll consider envoy to North
- August 23, 2017

Next week's start of annual US-South Korean military exercises that enrage the North each year could make diplomacy even more hard. "In close collaboration with our allies, there are strong military consequences if the DPRK initiates hostilities", he said. (more...)
Heavy downpours batter rain-soaked Northern Ireland Heavy downpours batter rain-soaked Northern Ireland
- August 23, 2017

The heavy rain comes after the Met Office issued a yellow status weather warning for Derry and other parts of the North on Tuesday. It has been reported by RTE that Northern Irish Firefighters responded to 60 flood reports last night between 7:00pm and 11:00pm. (more...)
Robert Vadra taunts Rajasthan government over land scam investigation Robert Vadra taunts Rajasthan government over land scam investigation
- August 23, 2017

The Rajasthan government's request to the CBI is another "sinister attempt" to target him, said Vadra. The state minister claimed that Vadra's company was a third party to the purchase of around 275 hectares of land in 2010, plots of which it allegedly sold to a fourth party in 2012. (more...)
Jeff Flake: 'I Don't Worry' About Trump's Attacks Jeff Flake: 'I Don't Worry' About Trump's Attacks
- August 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has said he's considering a pardon of Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order to stop his immigration patrols. McCain, meanwhile, has stood behind Flake, on Twitter calling him "a principled legislator" who "always does what's right for the people" or Arizona. (more...)
U.S. prosecutors to impose measures on Chinese firms involved with North Korea U.S. prosecutors to impose measures on Chinese firms involved with North Korea
- August 23, 2017

The move comes amid increased tension between Washington and Pyongyang, which has defied United Nations resolutions and conducted numerous missile and nuclear tests. The Treasury claims the sanctions are in line with the internationally agreed measures against North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs. That tension was defused after the DPRK said it will assess "the foolish and stupid conduct" of the U.S. (more...)
Jon Favreau teases 'Avengers 4' appearance with Gwyneth Paltrow Jon Favreau teases 'Avengers 4' appearance with Gwyneth Paltrow
- August 23, 2017

Meanwhile, Favreau has played Stark's bodyguard and friend Happy Hogan since the start of the MCU. In the picture, the trio is all decked up in their movie costumes as they pose for the camera while on the sets of the Marvel film at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)
Donald Trump has disrespected our contribution to war against terrorism, says Pakistan
- August 23, 2017

Spokesperson Michael Anton clarified on Tuesday that President Donald Trump put Pakistan on notice with his new Afghan policy. "We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organisations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond", Trump had said. (more...)
PH sweeps golds in SEA Games triathlon PH sweeps golds in SEA Games triathlon
- August 23, 2017

Huelgas clocked one hour, 59 minutes and 30 seconds to claim the gold medal. The quadruple feats became another source of pride and inspiration for the Philippine contingent which struggled early in the 15-day conclave after the exploits of Mary Joy Tabal who hurdled the SEA Games' first test of endurance, the women's marathon Saturday morning. (more...)
U.S. to impose restrictions on China and Russian Federation for supporting North Korea U.S. to impose restrictions on China and Russian Federation for supporting North Korea
- August 23, 2017

They are all based in China and Russian Federation with the exception of one individual from North Korea, one Namibian company under North Korean control, one Namibian entity under Chinese control, and two companies based in Singapore. Attorney Channing Phillips said in a statement . President Donald Trump has pressed China to do more to persuade its ally North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. (more...)
Five Killed in Attack in Southern Afghanistan Five Killed in Attack in Southern Afghanistan
- August 23, 2017

Five people have been killed and at least 38 others wounded in a suicide bombing in the volatile southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials and medics say. Suicide bomber target military convoy in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Although Trump did not provide details about the exact number of troops he might send, he hinted that he had embraced the Pentagon's proposal to deploy another 4,000 more forces to Afghanistan . (more...)
The blue dogs of Mumbai: industrial waste blamed for colourful canines The blue dogs of Mumbai: industrial waste blamed for colourful canines
- August 23, 2017

A group of roughly eleven blue dogs were spotted around August 11th in Mumbai, causing some locals to react. "We have spotted nearly five such dogs here and have asked the pollution control board to act against such industries". We can not let such an industry function. The blue dye was water soluble, and Chauhan updated the Protection Cell's Facebook page to say most of the dogs had been cleaned by rain, but admonished officials that the temporary closure of one factory was not a long-term ... (more...)
Breitbart Rips Into Donald Trump Following Afghanistan Policy Speech Breitbart Rips Into Donald Trump Following Afghanistan Policy Speech
- August 23, 2017

Shaw highlighted conservative commentator Ann Coulter's reaction to the speech , who was downright dismayed with Trump's abrupt foreign policy change. "In the final weeks, Bannon was relentlessly tarred as a prime West Wing leaker, but Bannon's allies make a similar case about Kushner", writes Vanity Fair . (more...)
Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program
- August 23, 2017

US media outlets like The Wall Street Journal are reporting the US Attorney's office in Washington D.C. has obtained warrants to freeze the funds of several companies processed in US banks. It is the second time in less than two months that Washington has slapped so-called secondary sanctions on third-country entities and individuals suspected of aiding Pyongyang's weapons program. (more...)
NTSB Is Investigating Train Crash At Station NTSB Is Investigating Train Crash At Station
- August 23, 2017

Amtrak officials said a wooden tie allowed the rails to spread under the train. Service on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton lines was subject to about 20-minute delays for a time. It was not immediately clear if those tracks were damaged as a result of the derailment. On March 24, an Amtrak train derailed and sideswiped a NJ Transit train. (more...)
US Senator: 'Bold Realistic Strategy' Needed For North Korea
- August 23, 2017

Tensions between the United States and North Korea are rising again today, at a UN Conference on Disarmament, as both sides played up the threat posed by the other , and the necessity of preparing a response to the other's "aggression". "My president's top priority remains in protecting the homeland, US territories and our allies against North Korean aggression". At the conference, Wood emphasized the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons development. (more...)
FSU's Fisher says he voted Alabama No. 1 in Coaches Top 25 FSU's Fisher says he voted Alabama No. 1 in Coaches Top 25
- August 23, 2017

Florida State received four first-place votes, Ohio State got three and USC two. If at least two of those teams did not make the College Football Playoff at the end of the season, it would be a major surprise. LSU , though, is the third-highest ranked SEC Western Division team . Florida owns the nation's longest season-opening winning streak of 27 games but was drubbed 41-7 by MI in the Citrus Bowl to end the 2015 season, one of the Gators' worst showings since McElwain took over ... (more...)
Trump watches eclipse from White House
- August 23, 2017

Fifty percent of Americans said they oppose the "alt-right", while 41 percent had no opinions, possibly reflecting the term's vague definition and a lack of familiarity with it. Only 28 percent of those polled approved of Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. Unsurprisingly, Republicans were less critical of his remarks, with 62 per cent saying they approved. (more...)
Bihar Board BSEB 10th compartmental result 2017 declared, check online at biharboard Bihar Board BSEB 10th compartmental result 2017 declared, check online at biharboard
- August 23, 2017

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has declared the compartmental result of Class 10 (Matric) 2017 on the official website of the board. The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will declare the results of its compartmental examination for matriculation or Class 10 candidates at 3pm on Wednesday. (more...)