World Media


Germany's Angela Merkel: 'Refugees must be distributed fairly' Germany's Angela Merkel: 'Refugees must be distributed fairly'
- August 30, 2017

Despite the endorsement by the Normandy Format, a diplomatic group set up by France, Germany , Russia and Ukraine , the security situation in eastern Ukraine has not significantly improved, according to the statement in the name of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel . (more...)
PH concludes 2017 SEA Games campaign with paltry 24-gold medal haul PH concludes 2017 SEA Games campaign with paltry 24-gold medal haul
- August 30, 2017

The 27-year-old Magno lagged behind the podium finishers in the final, posting a personal best time of 1:51.893. Leaders may be busy arguing instead of providing much-needed resources for young athletes, or maybe we are simply failing to make sports attractive for the youth. (more...)
Mumbai comes to standstill as torrential rains take over Mumbai comes to standstill as torrential rains take over
- August 30, 2017

A three-year-old girl also fell into the drain but is still missing, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Sandeep Malvi, told CNN. Two people died following a landslide in Vikhroli. "We're advising offices to give their employees the rest of the day off and leave as soon as they can". People were also seen (below) trying to wade through thigh-high waters by putting their children on small boats in Parel area. (more...)
Dozens of Hurricane Harvey pets arrive in Hudson Valley Dozens of Hurricane Harvey pets arrive in Hudson Valley
- August 30, 2017

These animals mean the world to people. "If we don't work together it's not gonna do any good for the animals". Eighteen animals from Houston arrived at HSNT on August 29, bringing the total Hurricane Harvey displaced animals received at the shelter to 40. (more...)
Attention is on Harvey, but flooding has killed thousands across Asia Attention is on Harvey, but flooding has killed thousands across Asia
- August 30, 2017

Health workers have begun sending supplies of mosquito repellent, bleaching powder and water purification tablets to the worst-hit areas, said health official Badri Vishal. Electric towers and roads have been damaged, while farmland has filled with water. Catastrophic flooding in 2005 killed more than 500 people in Mumbai, and majority had been living in shantytown slums. (more...)
Search underway after nine year old girl disappears from family wedding Search underway after nine year old girl disappears from family wedding
- August 30, 2017

Police are now scouring the area with helicopters and dogs in a desperate search for her. The BBC reports that a kidnapping investigation has been opened. "We are not losing hope to find some trace", gendarme official Jean Pertue told reporters at the scene, in comments shown on BFM television. Gregory said he believed that a kidnapping had taken place. (more...)
Iraq's Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll Iraq's Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll
- August 30, 2017

Kirkuk province has always been at the center of disputes between Baghdad and the Kurds. The ethnically mixed region is claimed by both the central government in Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq. (more...)
Rabri Devi, Son Tejashwi Yadav Questioned By Income Tax In Assets Case Rabri Devi, Son Tejashwi Yadav Questioned By Income Tax In Assets Case
- August 30, 2017

Sources said former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav was called at 10.30 am for his questioning. Mr Yadav and Ms Rabri were quizzed on the basis of questionnaire specially prepared for them on the basis of findings during the investigation. (more...)
Ohio Red Cross Volunteers Deployed To Hurricane Relief Area Ohio Red Cross Volunteers Deployed To Hurricane Relief Area
- August 30, 2017

Sandra has always been a supporter of the American Red Cross .The compassionate actor is not just proactively participating in the relief of the victims but also encouraging others to make charity and come forward to help . Hurricane Harvey , which is marked as one of the worst flooding disasters in recent U.S history per The Huffington Post , did not hold back as it made landfall Friday. (more...)
Australian golfer Adam Scott to fight for PGA season in Boston Australian golfer Adam Scott to fight for PGA season in Boston
- August 30, 2017

This field will feature the Top 100 players in the FedEx Cup rankings. Was T-6 last week at the Northern Trust and boasts a nice track record at TPC Boston - T-8 lat year and T-12 in 2015. "I went into Boston past year 38th in the FedExCup, and that win and just that turnaround in fortunes, it gave me a chance to obviously do what I did at East Lake a few weeks later". (more...)
Iraq, Jordan reopen Trebil border crossing Iraq, Jordan reopen Trebil border crossing
- August 30, 2017

At a re-opening ceremony at the border crossing on Wednesday, Jordanian Interior Minister Ghaleb Zohbi stood with his Iraqi counterpart, Qassem al-Araji, saying security had been restored three years after the IS group seized control of the frontier areas. (more...)
Japan's message to Theresa May: Wait your turn Japan's message to Theresa May: Wait your turn
- August 30, 2017

She will be accompanied by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and a delegation of business leaders drawn from a range of sectors. "I welcome the fact that the United Nations Security Council has been united in its condemnation of the actions of North Korea ". (more...)
AFTER HOURS: Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America, AeroVironment Inc AFTER HOURS: Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America, AeroVironment Inc
- August 30, 2017

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is spending part of his 87th birthday in NY. Bank of America said Tuesday that Berkshire Hathaway had exercised its warrants to buy 700 million shares of the bank. bank, where Todd Combs, one of Buffett's deputy portfolio managers, is a director. It also has an interest in JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest US bank, where Todd Combs, one of Buffett's deputy portfolio managers, is a director. (more...)
US Test Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile
- August 30, 2017

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been rising in recent months over Pyongyang's development of its nuclear programme. Although the test comes in the backdrop of Pyongyang's provocative ballistic missile test over Japan, the MDA claims it was planned way before in advance. (more...)
Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader
- August 30, 2017

Unite issued a statement today urging the party not to rush into a leadership contest because "under Alec Rowley's interim leadership we are confident that the voices of Scotland's working people will be heard loud and clear at Holyrood". (more...)
US Delegation Discussed Moving Embassy to Jerusalem With Netanyahu US Delegation Discussed Moving Embassy to Jerusalem With Netanyahu
- August 30, 2017

An estimated 450,000-500,000 Israelis live illegally across the internationally recognised Green Line - which demarcates the West Bank from Israel proper - including Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem. We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. The beneficiary, he said, would be Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite organization, with which Israel fought an inconclusive , monthlong war in 2006. (more...)
Video Shows Police Standing Back After Man Shoots At Charlottesville Crowd Video Shows Police Standing Back After Man Shoots At Charlottesville Crowd
- August 30, 2017

CNN reports that the Preston arrested Saturday faces a felony charge of discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, which could earn him a decade in prison. However, the officers claimed that they did not notice the altercation. As the camera pans to follow the man, police officers in high-visibility vests - including Virginia State Police troopers in their distinctive hats - can be seen manning barricades some 50 feet away. (more...)
IS convoy reaches east Syria after ceasefire IS convoy reaches east Syria after ceasefire
- August 30, 2017

A temporary ceasefire took effect on Sunday in an "Islamic State" (IS) enclave along the Syria-Lebanon border, where both Lebanese and Syrian forces are locked in a battle against militants. The deal also provoked controversy in Lebanon, as some have voiced opposition to negotiations with the militants. But the plans of Israel which he described as the "enterprise of occupation and hegemony" had failed and "the ones who are crying today about the surrender of ISIS in Syria and Iraq are ... (more...)
Remnants of Harvey expected to head this way Remnants of Harvey expected to head this way
- August 30, 2017

Meteorologist Christine Wielgos said rainfall associated with Harvey will travel through Louisiana and the Mississippi River Valley over the next two days, bringing showers as early as this evening. Saturday and Saturday night rain is likely before fading Sunday . Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low 80s. UAB will host Alabama A&M Saturday afternoon at Legion Field (2:30 p.m. (more...)
M1 crash lorry driver appears in court M1 crash lorry driver appears in court
- August 30, 2017

Masierak was found to have 55 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath - where the legal limit is 35 - when tested two hours later. Ryszard Masierak , 31, of Evesham, Worcestershire, wept in the dock at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court where he appeared in connection with the UK's most deadly road crash since the 1990s. (more...)
BBB warns of Harvey disaster relief scams, offers ways to donate BBB warns of Harvey disaster relief scams, offers ways to donate
- August 30, 2017

Don't give in to high-pressure tactics. But it can take time for new groups to get up and running, and in the meantime there's no track record for donors to check out. Ask for detailed information about the organization, including name, address, telephone number, licensing information, and percentage of your donation that will go to the charity . (more...)
SC interim order: Rs 11 lakh fee for Kerala MBBS courses SC interim order: Rs 11 lakh fee for Kerala MBBS courses
- August 30, 2017

The court added that the MBBS programme aspirants will be given a window of 15 days to furnish the bank guarantee to the institute, according to Indian Express. The court said Rs. 11 lakh was fixed because last year's annual fee was around Rs. 10 lakh. Justice L. Nageswara Rao, the puisne judge on the Bench, noted that only 5% of the students may be without means to provide the bank guarantee. (more...)
Haunted by Katrina's memory, Louisiana now faces Harvey Haunted by Katrina's memory, Louisiana now faces Harvey
- August 30, 2017

New Orleans officials planned to reopen government buildings and public schools Wednesday , a day after they were shut down amid fears of flooding rain from Harvey . Edwards said life-saving efforts such as search and rescue and shelters will be needed, especially in southwest Louisiana where forecasters say 10 to 20 inches of rain could fall. (more...)
Hypothermic Toddler Found Clinging to Drowned Mother Hypothermic Toddler Found Clinging to Drowned Mother
- August 30, 2017

Two police officers and fire rescue officers used a rubber boat to reach the pair and managed to drag them onto the boat. Surrounded by high water and unable to reach an ambulance, a good Samaritan with a truck helped bring the mother and child to the medical transport waiting for them at a nearby intersection. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey rainfall poses a risk to New Orleans Hurricane Harvey rainfall poses a risk to New Orleans
- August 30, 2017

New Orleans is expected to get between five and 10 inches of rain through Thursday, but flooding could be made worse if the city's pumping system breaks down. Seven of those pumps were relatively small and located in newer sections of the city where flooding weeks ago was not a problem, according to the most recent records posted online Friday night by the city-owned Sewerage & Water Board . (more...)