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Macau sifts through destruction left in Hato's wake Macau sifts through destruction left in Hato's wake
- August 25, 2017

Hato on Wednesday hit the nearby financial hub of Hong Kong, uprooting trees, flooding streets, forcing hundreds of airline flights to be canceled and halting financial trading. Winds of more than 200 kmh (124 mph) smashed into apartments across Macau, breaking large doors and sending sheets of glass flying through the air. (more...)
Jury Finds Against City In Bus Shelter Collapse Jury Finds Against City In Bus Shelter Collapse
- August 25, 2017

It's the largest personal injury verdict in Cook County and the woman at the center of the case speaks out. The money would not be drawn from city coffers, but would be paid by AIG Aviation, the insurance company that handles claims for O'Hare. (more...)
Pakistan Using India As An Excuse To Pursue Its Afghanistan Policy Pakistan Using India As An Excuse To Pursue Its Afghanistan Policy
- August 25, 2017

The prime minister's office said Washington's claims it had paid billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan were misleading. In 2011, according to Congressional Research Service data, there were almost 100,000 American troops in Afghanistan, and 2017, there are fewer than 9,000 troops in the country. (more...)
Qatar defies Saudi Arabia by restoring diplomatic ties with Iran Qatar defies Saudi Arabia by restoring diplomatic ties with Iran
- August 25, 2017

Qatar recalled its ambassador to Tehran in January past year after Saudi Arabia cut ties with the Islamic Republic, following angry protests held outside its embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashahd against the kingdom's execution of a Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. (more...)
United Nations urges pause to air strikes so civilians can escape Raqqa
- August 25, 2017

The situation in Raqqa , Syria is getting worse, with basic services "at all-time low" and thousands of civilians unable to get out of the besieged terrorist stronghold, the United Nations says, urging the US-led coalition to halt the bombing to allow people to escape. (more...)
Obamacare's Last Bare Spot Is Filled as Ohio Finds Insurer Obamacare's Last Bare Spot Is Filled as Ohio Finds Insurer
- August 25, 2017

The Ohio-based insurer CareSource has struck an agreement to sell policies in Paulding County, in the northwestern corner of the state, ending months of efforts by insurance commissioners nationwide to maintain coverage despite decisions by major insurers to bolt from the individual market. (more...)
Piglets saved in farm fire served as sausages for firefighters' lunch Piglets saved in farm fire served as sausages for firefighters' lunch
- August 25, 2017

And it seems her "thank you" was very well received by the firefighters. The controversial gesture of gratitude, however, drew fierce criticism on social media and users slammed it as "sick and disturbing". "What if these firefighters had "saved" a human child or a dog?" said Mimi Bekhechi from Peta. The farm's manager, Rachel Rivers, defended the gift by saying farming is her livelihood and a way of life. (more...)
North Korea flaunts plans for new ballistic missiles North Korea flaunts plans for new ballistic missiles
- August 25, 2017

And despite worldwide scrutiny of the North Korean coal trade, transactions involving Chi Yupeng's companies in China and North Korean coal continued into June of this year. The same day, however, the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on businesses and individuals in China and Russian Federation that it said are assisting North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. (more...)
Trump rightly calls out Pakistan on terrorism Trump rightly calls out Pakistan on terrorism
- August 25, 2017

Since 9/11, the United States has paid Pakistan an estimated 24 billion dollars as financial assistance in different categories while Pakistan's economic losses for siding with American war are well over 120 billion dollars. This is an "excuse" on the part of Pakistan, Politico quoted Anton as saying. He insisted it would be a "regional" strategy that addressed the roles played by other South Asian nations _ especially Pakistan's harbouring of elements of the Taliban. (more...)
Top Turkish diplomat in Iraq to warn against Kurdish vote Top Turkish diplomat in Iraq to warn against Kurdish vote
- August 25, 2017

Bahceli does not set policy, though his ideas reflect those of a segment of Turkish society fiercely opposed to the idea of an independent Kurdistan and supportive of Iraq's Turkmen ethnic minority, which has historical and cultural ties to Turkey . (more...)
Pakistan PM chairs high-level meeting to respond to Trump's charges
- August 25, 2017

This would boost present numbers by around a third, although it would leave the American presence far short of its peak of 100,000 in 2010-11. With this speech, Mr. In past crises, Pakistan has blocked North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supply routes into Afghanistan, such as the Khyber Pass. How does Trump's South Policy fit with his policies on Iran, Russia, China etc.? Beyond this, Pakistan could also shoot American drones out of the sky, ramp up its support for the Taliban , or halt ... (more...)
Spanish police confirm terrorist cell dismantled as investigation goes on Spanish police confirm terrorist cell dismantled as investigation goes on
- August 25, 2017

The manhunt for the attacker was extended across Europe, a government official said. The terrorist cell also appeared to have been plotting at least one bombing in Barcelona - a plan that was aborted when gas canisters being used to assemble bombs accidentally exploded. (more...)
NZ to send more defence personnel to Afghanistan NZ to send more defence personnel to Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

The deployment will now be increased to 13. "A deteriorating security situation has prompted the global community to refocus its efforts", Mr Mitchell said. Sky News understands the request was made on Thursday May 25, two weeks after it was revealed Australia was asked to up its involvement in Afghanistan. (more...)
Park service grants permit for Patriot Rally in Crissy Field Park service grants permit for Patriot Rally in Crissy Field
- August 25, 2017

Organizer of the Patriot Prayer Rally, Joey Gibson , has tried to distance himself from the white nationalist movement in a Facebook Live video and said Saturday's event is not a White supremacist rally. "We don't want nonviolent protesters to be in a situation where they can be in a middle of a fight", Arreguin said. Guns, shields, explosives and bats are among the items banned from a controversial right-wing march planned for San Francisco's Crissy Field this weekend. (more...)
NJ native among sailors still missing after warship collision NJ native among sailors still missing after warship collision
- August 25, 2017

The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the ship were all relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the 7th Fleet, on August 18. USS McCain is the fourth Navy ship to be involved in a serious accident in the Pacific this year. In September 2015, he became deputy commander of the U.S. (more...)
Sidharth showcases his brilliant rapping skills for A Gentleman song Sidharth showcases his brilliant rapping skills for A Gentleman song
- August 25, 2017

Yes, the actor is playing " susheel " Gaurav and risky " Rishi " in the film. In an interview with indianexpress.com, Sidharth had revealed that film was a pop-corn tale which was back then tentatively titled Reloaded. Actor Sidharth Malhotra being clicked with his trainer as the actor seem to be on the way to fitness for the action scenes of his movie A Gentleman . (more...)
Key takeaways from President Trump's speech on Afghanistan Key takeaways from President Trump's speech on Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

But fears over safety arose earlier this year when two Chinese workers were abducted in the provincial capital Quetta. "We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists we are fighting". (more...)
James Cameron Calls 'Wonder Woman' James Cameron Calls 'Wonder Woman' "Objectified" And A "Step Backwards"
- August 25, 2017

However, if Jenkins had her way, it seems there would have been even more humor in the WWI-period film. He added that a character from one of the Terminator franchise was a much better example of a strong woman in the movies. In an interview with The Guardian promoting an upcoming 3D rerelease of Terminator 2: Judgment Day , Cameron was highly dismissive of Wonder Woman's feminist bona fides, suggesting the film objectified her and didn't equal the nuance of a character like Sarah ... (more...)
GFPD assisting in search for missing pregnant Fargo woman GFPD assisting in search for missing pregnant Fargo woman
- August 25, 2017

One man told WDAZ of his neighbors fits a similar description of Greywind, but says he has never actually spoken to her. KFGO radio, citing an unidentified neighbor, reported that police carried an infant from Greywind's apartment building Thursday. (more...)
Islamists behead 11 people in attack on Libya checkpoint Islamists behead 11 people in attack on Libya checkpoint
- August 25, 2017

Libya has been rocked by chaos since the 2011 fall and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Jihadists, arms dealers and people traffickers have gained a foothold in the North African country as multiple authorities and dozens of militias vie for power. (more...)
Trump retweets meme of his Obama 'eclipse' Trump retweets meme of his Obama 'eclipse'
- August 25, 2017

Travone describes himself on Twitter as a YouTube actor, political junkie and "Proud Trump supporter". "We have enough of these jews where I live lol someone else take them". Others chose to fight meme with meme. The violence in the tweet drew comparisons with the death of activist Heather Heyer, who was run down by a white supremacist at Charlottesville. (more...)
Champions League draw: Real test for Tottenham; Man Utd to face Benfica Champions League draw: Real test for Tottenham; Man Utd to face Benfica
- August 25, 2017

Firmino ended Hoffenheim's hopes in the 64th minute with an easy finish after Vogt was dispossessed by Jordan Henderson, before Sandro Wagner headed one more for Hoffenheim . "That's good news but hard work also". Tottenham Hotspur and outsiders APOEL - whose squad includes Australia attacker Tommy Oar - join Madrid and Dortmund in a highly-competitive Group H , while Premier League champions Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid in Group C. (more...)
Agreement 'in principle' reached on education funding Agreement 'in principle' reached on education funding
- August 25, 2017

The statement, released by Senate Republican Leader-designee Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) continued, "Language will be drafted and details of the agreement released once the drafts have been reviewed". Speaker Madigan cancelled a House Special Session on Wednesday, saying the leaders had made real progress towards reaching a school funding compromise. (more...)
Roger Stone promises a violent response if Trump is impeached Roger Stone promises a violent response if Trump is impeached
- August 25, 2017

Their candidate had every advantage", he said, pointing out that the Hillary Clinton campaign spent $2 billion dollars compared to the Trump campaign's $275 million. When asked if he really believed violence would break out if Trump were impeached, Stone answered: "No question". "A politician that votes for it will endanger their own life". (more...)
Pakistan rejects Trump's allegation of harboring militants Pakistan rejects Trump's allegation of harboring militants
- August 25, 2017

Yang said Washington and Beijing communicate and cooperate on a "wide range of areas" and the two diplomats discussed Trump's planned visit to China later this year. In conclusion, the committee reaffirmed that "Pakistan will continue to extend all possible cooperation to the global community for achieving the common objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan and in the broader region ". (more...)

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