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Iran and Saudi Arabia to exchange diplomatic visits Iran and Saudi Arabia to exchange diplomatic visits
- August 24, 2017

It is not the first African state to move against Qatar following its rift with other Gulf states including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, whose charities funnel millions of dollars in aid money to west and central Africa. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates imposed sanctions on fellow US ally Qatar in June and cut all transport links with the country, accusing it of supporting terrorism - a charge Doha denies. (more...)
Russian official says US and Russia aren't in new Cold War Russian official says US and Russia aren't in new Cold War
- August 24, 2017

Evidence to support the allegations has not been presented, Ryabkov pointed out. Those accused of having "Russian contacts never participated in neither the Democrats' nor the Republicans' election campaigns ". However, the Kremlin does not make ludicrous accusations that the attacks are orchestrated by the White House or USA intelligence agencies, spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. (more...)
U.S. diplomats in Cuba suffered brain injuries in 'sonic attack' U.S. diplomats in Cuba suffered brain injuries in 'sonic attack'
- August 24, 2017

Numerous diplomats cut short their assignments in Cuba because of the attacks. "It took time to figure out what it was and this is still ongoing", the U.S. The diplomats underwent comprehensive audiological evaluations and a battery of other tests. USA diplomats in Cuba said they suffered occasional harassment for years after the restoration of limited ties with the communist government in the 1970s, harassment reciprocated by U.S. (more...)
Woman's Tinder date steals dog while she housesits Woman's Tinder date steals dog while she housesits
- August 24, 2017

The teen claimed she was distracted by one of the men and shortly after they left she discovered a number of things missing - including 2-year-old white Maltese Maggie. "The detective called me", she said. Also missing was the family dog'. Thanks to the help from a local animal rescue group, Maggie was reunited with her owners Wednesday. (more...)
White House Sets Rules for Military Transgender Ban White House Sets Rules for Military Transgender Ban
- August 24, 2017

Following Trump's announcement, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said the ban would not go into effect until further guidance was issued from the White House . And the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, made a point to indicate that he would stand by transgender service members. "His foolhardy assertion that transgender service members are not able to deploy is simply not rooted in fact". (more...)
J&K: Clashes erupt in Anantnag College over hoisting of tricolour J&K: Clashes erupt in Anantnag College over hoisting of tricolour
- August 24, 2017

The flag came up at a sports event. An eye witness said that the protesting students set ablaze a tent and also pelted police with stones who fired tear-gas canisters to disperse them. Sources said that the event organized by the state police was yet to start and the students objected to the tri-colour hoisted at the podium. To cash in on the anger, the banned Kashmir Students Union on April 15 started mobilising its members in various colleges for a protest against alleged police brutality. (more...)
USA asks India, Pakistan to engage in talks to reduce tensions USA asks India, Pakistan to engage in talks to reduce tensions
- August 24, 2017

Speaking at an event, Chaudhry said that Pakistan has been paying a heavy price for instability in Afghanistan for the last 38 years. Earlier a statement had also been issued by Pakistan Foreign Ministry asserting Pakistan's commitment in the war on terror. (more...)
High Court hearing for MP dual citizenship begins in Brisbane High Court hearing for MP dual citizenship begins in Brisbane
- August 24, 2017

Tony Windsor, the former independent MP and rival to Barnaby Joyce , has been allowed to join the citizenship case being heard in the high court by chief justice Susan Kiefel, who has set down hearings in October. Former Queensland Greens senator Larissa Waters , who resigned on July 18, was born in Canada to Australian parents a week before their laws changed to no longer require people to actively renounce their citizenship. (more...)
Baltimore Cops Caught In 'Questionable Activity' Again At Crime Scene Baltimore Cops Caught In 'Questionable Activity' Again At Crime Scene
- August 24, 2017

It appeared to show one of them planting a small bag of capsules in a trash-strewn yard. Since the third video came to light, Mosby's staff has been working to assess each case that may be in jeopardy and whether each case can move forward without relying on testimony from the officers involved. (more...)
Land denotification case: Yeddyurappa gets temporary respite Land denotification case: Yeddyurappa gets temporary respite
- August 24, 2017

In a temporary relief to former CM and State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa in the Dr. Shivaram Karanth Layout alleged de-notification case, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has withdrawn the notice issued to him to appear before it on August 24. (more...)
Four suspects of Barcelona van attack questioned in court Four suspects of Barcelona van attack questioned in court
- August 24, 2017

The judge said there was enough evidence to hold Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, and Driss Oukabir, 28, on preliminary charges of causing homicides and injuries of a terrorist nature and of belonging to a terrorism organisation. He was shot to death when he opened his shirt to reveal what looked to be explosives and cried out "Allah is great" in Arabic, regional police chief Josep Luis Trapero said. (more...)
Man standing behind Trump at rally was charged with cult murder conspiracy Man standing behind Trump at rally was charged with cult murder conspiracy
- August 24, 2017

But despite his smiling demeanour and apparent rapport with Trump supporters around him, the Secret Service may be uncomfortable knowing they let a man with a sketchy history so close to the president . Michael the Black Man also made his presence felt when Trump visited Florida past year during the campaign trail. " Blacks for Trump . You watch, you watch". (more...)
Right to Privacy case: Supreme Court likely to pronounce verdict tomorrow Right to Privacy case: Supreme Court likely to pronounce verdict tomorrow
- August 24, 2017

The government countered that the right to privacy of an "elite few" is submissive to the right of the masses to lead a dignified life in a developing country. For instance, my right to cohabit with my wife is right to privacy but my right to send my children to school isn't. The hearing saw a partisan divide with the Centre and BJP-ruled Maharashtra and Gujarat contending that right to privacy was not a fundamental right and those ruled by the Congress - Karnataka, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, ... (more...)
Russian Ambassador to the Sudan was found dead Russian Ambassador to the Sudan was found dead
- August 24, 2017

However, the ministry said in a statement that the circumstances of Shirinskiy's death will be released immediately as soon as they have detailed information. "We called an ambulance but the medics didn't manage to save the ambassador's life", Konyashin said. Before taking his post in Sudan, Shirinskiy served at the Russian embassies in Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Rwanda. (more...)
Wisconsin hopes to win big in Powerball jackpot Wisconsin hopes to win big in Powerball jackpot
- August 24, 2017

Melissa Juhnowski, a spokesperson for the Rhode Island Lottery, acknowledged the lure of a mega-payout motivates people to head to their favorite corner stores to buy a ticket. "I have been lucky here, that's why I keep coming back", he said. And in the last case, if you're curious about where the Powerball drawing actually is, you should take heart. (more...)
Voting for Bawana constituency in Delhi bypoll underway Voting for Bawana constituency in Delhi bypoll underway
- August 24, 2017

Voting has begun for Bawana Assembly by-election in Delhi . Voting is being held today in an assembly by-election in Delhi that is seen as career-altering for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , whose Aam Aadmi Party has been on a steep downward slide since it swept the elections in the national capital in 2015. (more...)
New GCSE grading system: What is it and how does it work? New GCSE grading system: What is it and how does it work?
- August 24, 2017

Under the new system, maths has increased from two to three papers, and English language from one to two papers. These GCSE courses are the first to rely nearly exclusively on exams at the end of two years, rather than coursework being built up during the year as well. (more...)
Trump's endorsement not helping in Alabama Senate race Trump's endorsement not helping in Alabama Senate race
- August 24, 2017

This is somewhat surprising, given that 68.6 percent of voters surveyed in this new poll said they strongly approve of the president, and another 14.8 percent said they somewhat approve of him. Among those who strongly approve of Trump, Moore has a 65 percent favorability rating, while unusual has just 48.2 percent favorability within the same group. (more...)
No law against dancing: Officer joins woman dancing alone in street No law against dancing: Officer joins woman dancing alone in street
- August 24, 2017

Her granddaughter, Tammie Maus-Sutphen, told a local news station the family went dancing for Seiver's 90th birthday. Knowing that no one should ever dance alone, Lenz turned up the radio in her squad auto, before getting out and joining Seiver for a boogie. (more...)
Lightning is possible cause of blaze at Maryland apartment house Lightning is possible cause of blaze at Maryland apartment house
- August 24, 2017

Crews were called shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday to the Woodbridge Apartments at 11565 Robinwood Drive for a fire. It said witnesses "described a potential lightning strike before the fire". It said 70 firefighters took about an hour and a half to bring the blaze under control. No injuries have been reported and crews are working to confirm all 74 occupants got out of the building. (more...)
Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low After Charlottesville Violence Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low After Charlottesville Violence
- August 24, 2017

President Donald Trump said the media misrepresented his condemnation of white supremacists last week, but he did not address the controversial elements of his remarks blaming all sides for violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville. (more...)
Tillerson says talks with North Korea may be 'in the near future' Tillerson says talks with North Korea may be 'in the near future'
- August 24, 2017

Attorney Channing Phillips said in a statement . A KCNA report said: "Dear supreme leader said that the Americans' reckless military confrontational behavior has ended up the USA trapping themselves with their own hands and are spending pathetic fate by tired minutes and seconds and that dear supreme leader will watch such stupid American behaviour for a bit longer". (more...)
BB&T Securities LLC Reduces Stake in HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS)
- August 24, 2017

The company has market cap of 148.61 million GBP. FMR LLC now owns 25,400,170 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $1,044,582,000 after buying an additional 2,661,459 shares during the period. On Wednesday, December 7 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Outperform". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 8 by Jefferies. (more...)
Graham criticism of Charlottesville comments 'a disgusting lie' Graham criticism of Charlottesville comments 'a disgusting lie'
- August 24, 2017

Bro told GMA that she missed multiple messages from the White House during her daughter's funeral on Wednesday. Mr Trump, who is known to try to change the focus of news coverage with an attention-grabbing declaration, sought to shift focus from the white supremacists to the future of statues. (more...)
Donald Trump looks at sun during solar eclipse, sans protective glasses Donald Trump looks at sun during solar eclipse, sans protective glasses
- August 24, 2017

Trump and his wife announced Monday that they have opted not to attend. However, he slammed Barron's fashion choices, writing , "The youngest Trump doesn't have any responsibilities as the president's son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public". (more...)