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Trump, First Lady Visiting Two Texas Cities With More Rain, Flooding Expected Trump, First Lady Visiting Two Texas Cities With More Rain, Flooding Expected
- August 29, 2017

Harvey's center has headed back out to the Gulf of Mexico, where additional moisture is causing thunderstorms to build yet again. That's meant rain, not wind, have been the primary concerns. Volunteers pushed cots together to make space on the floor. A family of six was believed to have drowned in a van while trying to escape Hurricane Harvey in Harris County, Houston-based KHOU reported Monday . (more...)
Pictures of Rescued Pets: How They're Coping with Harvey Pictures of Rescued Pets: How They're Coping with Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Awareness of the plight of animals in the path of a devastating storms has greatly improved since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when an estimated 250,000 dogs and cats were displaced or died as a result of the storm, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals . (more...)
Britain may shame companies over boss pay Britain may shame companies over boss pay
- August 29, 2017

However, Trade Union Congress general secretary Frances O'Grady described today's proposals as "feeble", saying they would spell "business as usual for board rooms across Britain". "Worker representation on boards would have helped get greater fairness and dignity in the workplaces". Paul George, the FRC's executive director for corporate governance, said it would be down to the government decide which entities would be encouraged to sign up to the code. (more...)
Trump Predicts Fast, Bipartisan Federal Response to Harvey Trump Predicts Fast, Bipartisan Federal Response to Harvey
- August 29, 2017

At least five people have died from the storm. "We're very confident that, working with the Congress , we'll be there for the long haul", he said . But you need the wall to do the rest. Trump also took a moment to praise Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, saying he is "doing a fantastic job". "One of the things that is happening is you're purchasing large amounts of our great F-18 aircraft from Boeing and it's one of the great planes, the great fighter jets". (more...)
Boko Haram: US congress members visit Maiduguri Boko Haram: US congress members visit Maiduguri
- August 29, 2017

The Super Tucano costs more than $10 million each and the price can go much higher depending on the configuration. The PUNCH had reportedly exclusively in November 2016 that the USA chose to block the acquisition of the ground aircraft because of its dissatisfaction with measures adopted against those accused of human rights violation in the North-East. (more...)
Climate Change Helps Tanker Make Historic Arctic Trip Climate Change Helps Tanker Make Historic Arctic Trip
- August 29, 2017

The ship traveled from Norway to South Korea in merely 19 days-about 30% faster than the more commonly used route, through the Suez Canal. The vessel, the Christophe de Margerie is part of the Sovcomflot fleet, constructed appropriately by the Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering yards in South Korea and sailing under a Cypriot flag. (more...)
Uber back on the road Uber back on the road
- August 29, 2017

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, LTFRB board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada said the agency has received the payment of PHP190 million fine by Uber in lieu of the suspension caused by its continuing activation of new drivers into its system.The fine will be remitted to the National Treasury. (more...)
Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday
- August 29, 2017

The weather now looks pretty decent with a partly cloudy sky and only a small risk of a shower. Whether Tuesday is just cloudy and breezy or brisk and showery, our ocean storm should rapidly exit out to sea later Tuesday night into Wednesday , which should allow for some sun to return by Wednesday afternoon. (more...)
French president Macron: Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' a top priority French president Macron: Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' a top priority
- August 29, 2017

He also argued against taking sides in the regional power battle between Iran, a majority Shiite Muslim country, and Saudi Arabia, a Sunni power. "Some have chosen (their camp). Emmanuel Macron received Angela Merkel , Paolo Gentiloni and Mariano Rajoy at the Elysée Palace, the seat of the French presidency, just 11 days after a series of terror attacks struck the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, Efe reported. (more...)
Trump Vows To Gorka After Ouster: 'I'm Sticking To My Agenda' Trump Vows To Gorka After Ouster: 'I'm Sticking To My Agenda'
- August 29, 2017

The Fox interviewers asked Gorka if he considered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn fortunate for not being fired after seemingly joining the choir of critics of Trump's lenient comments on the killing of one American and the injury of 19 more while protesting against a white nationalist rally. (more...)
NK leader's wife gives birth to third child in February: NIS NK leader's wife gives birth to third child in February: NIS
- August 29, 2017

Rumours surrounding Ri's pregnancy circulated in 2016 after North Korea's first lady was absent from public life for months. The sex of the other two is unknown. She visited South Korea in 2005 as a cheerleader for her country's squad in the Asian Athletics Championships. As the youngest of Kim Jong-il's sons, Kim Jong-un was not considered a favourite to take over from his father, but was named successor in 2011 after his death. (more...)
Police officer drowns in Harvey flood Police officer drowns in Harvey flood
- August 29, 2017

The sources told the paper that the officer attempted to flee his vehicle, but was unable to. Search and rescue crews are now recovering his body. The officer's death would be the 15 official fatality due to Hurricane Harvey. Houston has been paralyzed by a storm that struck on Friday and has been parked over the Gulf Coast ever since. Harvey produced a record 49 inches of rain since it came ashore, the National Weather Service announced on Tuesday. (more...)
Residents south of Houston urged to 'GET OUT NOW!!' after levee breach Residents south of Houston urged to 'GET OUT NOW!!' after levee breach
- August 29, 2017

Fox25 Houston reports that western Brazoria County is under a flash flood warning until 5:45 p.m. The town is home to 4,000 residents and is 60 miles southwest of Houston. A statement on the official Brazoria County website said that County Judge Matt Sebesta "has issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION for all residents living WEST of State Highway 288 and SOUTH of State Highway 6". (more...)
Russian Federation unveils a few numbers about major Zapad-2017 drills Russian Federation unveils a few numbers about major Zapad-2017 drills
- August 29, 2017

The fears are not unsubstantiated, given that the Russians invaded the Ukrainian peninsular of Crimea in March 2014. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance will closely watch the exercises and has called for them to be held in an open and legal manner. (more...)
Kothai rape-murder case: CBI arrests IG-level official, seven other policemen Kothai rape-murder case: CBI arrests IG-level official, seven other policemen
- August 29, 2017

Her body was found in the woods on 6 July. The Himachal Pradesh police arrested six in this case. Singh, who was a suspect in the rape-and-murder of a minor school girl in Kotkhai area of Shimla in early July, was among six people arrested by the local police. (more...)
North Korean Missile Tests Rattle Asian Markets North Korean Missile Tests Rattle Asian Markets
- August 29, 2017

Early Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital that flew over Japan before crashing into the northern Pacific Ocean. It sparked new fears about a confrontation between Pyongyang and America's Asian allies in the region, especially as U.S. (more...)
European Union should think about better ties with Russia - Juncker
- August 29, 2017

Asked about Juncker's remarks on Tuesday, the prime minister's deputy official spokeswoman said: "Our desire is to discuss both at the same time: we've repeatedly said that, and that's what we're working towards". Juncker added: 'First of all we settle the past before we look forward to the future'. "I believe we should reflect on better relations with Russian Federation". (more...)
Kenya enacts world's strictest ban on plastic bags Kenya enacts world's strictest ban on plastic bags
- August 29, 2017

Kenyans, who produce, sell or even use plastic bags , risk being punished by up to four years in prison or a fine of United States dollars 40,000. Exemptions were made for those producing plastic bags used for industrial purposes. Mbuthi Kinyanjui, a county vet, said: "This is something we didn't get ten years ago but now it's nearly on a daily basis", raising fears over plastic contamination in beef and other livestock. (more...)
Karan Johar praises Rajkummar Rao's 'super talent' in 'Newton' trailer Karan Johar praises Rajkummar Rao's 'super talent' in 'Newton' trailer
- August 29, 2017

However, he is determined and decides to bring a change. With each passing film of his, Rajkummar Rao is cementing his credibility notches high and this one looks to be adding another feather in his hat. With other performance-oriented actors such as Pankaj Tripathi , Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav, the political satire has premiered in a number of global film festivals including, Berlinale 2017, Edinburgh worldwide Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival and received rave reviews. (more...)
Shah Rukh Khan Surprises Farah Khan On The Lip Singh Battle Sets Shah Rukh Khan Surprises Farah Khan On The Lip Singh Battle Sets
- August 29, 2017

Nakuul was unable to contain his excitement and rushed to meet the superstar. According to the reports published by a leading daily, Shah Rukh's comments on Ram Rahim Singh, from the sets of the talk show, Ted Talks: Nayi Soch have been leaked. (more...)
Trump signs state of emergency Featured Trump signs state of emergency Featured
- August 29, 2017

Trump's action allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts. Significant lifesaving efforts such as search and rescue, transportation to shelters, logistical support, and shelter operations will be particularly needed in parts of Southwest Louisiana and can be supported by the federal government with an emergency declaration, according to the governor's office. (more...)
Mueller team asking if Trump tried to hide objective of 2016 meeting Mueller team asking if Trump tried to hide objective of 2016 meeting
- August 29, 2017

The New York Times first reported the meeting, and Trump Jr.'s initial response was that he "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children". The statement was then crafted aboard Air Force One as Trump returned from the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Politico reports the amendment would also limit the scope of Mueller's investigation by keeping him from looking into anything that took place before Trump announced his presidential bid in June 2015. (more...)
More than 2000 Texas Guardmen activated for Hurricane Harvey operation More than 2000 Texas Guardmen activated for Hurricane Harvey operation
- August 29, 2017

Police Chief Art Acevedo added that police officers from several states will augment Houston police efforts, particularly in light of concerns with looting. "I ask that you continue to call". "While this is still a risky situation with a long response effort ahead, the state and people of Texas are resilient", said Long according to Abbott's office. (more...)
United Nations chief vows to combat anti-Semitism and racism United Nations chief vows to combat anti-Semitism and racism
- August 29, 2017

Netanyahu also told the visiting UN Secretary-General that Iran was constructing missile production sites in Syria and Lebanon . This is something Israel can not accept. "There is no question that we've had a troubled relationship with the UN", Netanyahu said. Guterres in his appearance with Rivlin said that calls for the destruction of Israel are "a form of modern anti-Semitism ", then added, "but you also understand that I sometimes disagree with positions with the Government of Israel ... (more...)
Harvey Forces National Weather Service To Upgrade Maps Harvey Forces National Weather Service To Upgrade Maps
- August 29, 2017

First, a little recap. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that while Harvey has maximum sustained winds of 65 kph (40 mph), the continued torrential rains make it as unsafe as a hurricane. And it's still not over. But before the Strand is saturated early next week, Saturday is expected to be nice with winds generated by high pressure keeping the area unseasonably cool for August. (more...)