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Texas Governor Declares Day Of Prayer For Victims Of Harvey, Praises Trump Texas Governor Declares Day Of Prayer For Victims Of Harvey, Praises Trump
- September 06, 2017

With extensive property damage across the region, local and federal prosecutors formed a task force to investigate reports of home fix fraud and people posing as police to facilitate theft and other crimes, officials said. Some of the affected houses have several feet of water in them, and the water reaches to the rooftops of others, district meteorologist Jeff Lindner said. (more...)
Red Balloons Are Popping Up On Storm Grates Ahead Of 'It' Movie Red Balloons Are Popping Up On Storm Grates Ahead Of 'It' Movie
- September 06, 2017

The new film is set to hit theaters Thursday. The movie, based on Stephen King's novel, features a child-murdering clown named, Pennywise. Police gave the prankster points for creativity in promoting the movie, but respectfully asked no one leave the insane clown's calling card in the area. (more...)
Durbin and Graham Revive Bipartisan 'DREAM Act' Hours After Trump Rescinds DACA Durbin and Graham Revive Bipartisan 'DREAM Act' Hours After Trump Rescinds DACA
- September 06, 2017

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announces the introduction of the Dream Act of 2017 on July 20, 2017. "Hundreds of thousands of talented young people who have grown up in our country are at risk of deportation to countries they barely remember", Durbin said in a statement at the time . (more...)
Trump, Turnbull talk North Korea, floods
- September 06, 2017

It's understood the leaders agreed that now was the time for the worldwide community to exert maximum diplomatic and economic pressure, and that the can could not be kicked down the road. There has been worldwide outrage and calls for tougher economic sanctions after North Korea carried out its sixth, and biggest yet, nuclear test on Sunday. (more...)
Theresa May urges parliament to back her European Union repeal bill Theresa May urges parliament to back her European Union repeal bill
- September 06, 2017

The Labour Party is expected to push for changes to the bill, which aims at ensuring that European Union law no longer applies to Britain. The left wing opposition party, which had previously promised to respect the EU referendum result, pledged to end Free Movement in its manifesto, and supported a full, clean Brexit from the bloc's Single Market and Customs Union after the 2017 election, now says supporting the bill would "let government ministers grab powers from parliament to slash ... (more...)
Thousands of Indonesians Join Anti-Myanmar Rally in Jakarta Thousands of Indonesians Join Anti-Myanmar Rally in Jakarta
- September 06, 2017

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the two leaders discussed ways to further cement the bilateral relations. State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi said, "There are many areas in which we can cooperate". In a statement Monday, MOAS said it was suspending Mediterranean operations and shifting them to Asia, noting that Pope Francis has called for an worldwide response for the Rohingya . (more...)
Algeria vs Zambia: Chipolopolo ready to pile pressure on Super Eagles Algeria vs Zambia: Chipolopolo ready to pile pressure on Super Eagles
- September 06, 2017

The visitors responded through Yacine Brahimi in the second half, but despite losing Fashion Sakala to a red card, Zambia killed off any hopes of an Algerian comeback in the 88th minute when Enock Mwepu struck on the counter. Depending on the results, Nigeria could become the first qualifier from Africa for the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russian Federation with two matches to spare. (more...)
Davis dismisses UK's £50bn Brexit divorce bill as 'nonsense' Davis dismisses UK's £50bn Brexit divorce bill as 'nonsense'
- September 06, 2017

Mr Davis replied: "I think he's got that wrong, the Bill doesn't cover separation payments". He dismissed newspaper reports the United Kingdom had secretly agreed to pay a figure of up to £50bn as "nonsense". The slogan of the Leave campaign was about people taking back control and restoring powers to parliament. But Mr Davis said all significant changes would be done through separate primary legislation, with the Henry VIII powers used for technical measures. (more...)
President Buhari Holds Closed Door Meeting With Nigerien Counterpart In Daura President Buhari Holds Closed Door Meeting With Nigerien Counterpart In Daura
- September 06, 2017

Buhari and Issoufou spoke to reporters at the end of the over two-hours meeting. Responding, the visiting president said he was in Daura to felicitate with people of Nigeria on the return of President Buhari from medical vacation in London. (more...)
House To Take Up Harvey Relief Bill On Wednesday House To Take Up Harvey Relief Bill On Wednesday
- September 06, 2017

The temporary spending bill is necessary to avoid a government shutdown on September 30, and congressmen hope the three-month time period will give the parties the opportunity to agree on a broader spending bill. "I'm open to the discussion on the (debt ceiling), I'm not sure we're ready to go on the CR yet", Cornyn said. "What Munchin is telling us, if you pass just the supplemental, they may not be able to put the money forward without having the debt ceiling raised". (more...)
Syrian Democratic Forces Clear Great Mosque of Raqqa Syrian Democratic Forces Clear Great Mosque of Raqqa
- September 06, 2017

Claims by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia that it had fully captured the Old City of Raqqa from ISIL were questioned by groups monitoring the Syrian conflict on Saturday. The eastern Syrian city was seized by anti-government Syrian rebels in 2013 but then overrun by ISIS in 2014. The SDF, aided by the USA -led coalition, launched their offensive to capture Raqqa on June 6, and have since taken more than half the city. (more...)
Brazil former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case Brazil former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case
- September 06, 2017

He accuses them of orchestrating the receipt of around $480m in bribes from 2002 to 2016 through their control of state bodies. The charges arise from the Operation Car Wash investigation that uncovered a cartel of companies paying bribes to officials to secure Petrobras contracts, revelations that have spawned a host of investigations that has shaken Brazil's political system and economy. (more...)
Yankees-Orioles in rain delay on Tuesday Yankees-Orioles in rain delay on Tuesday
- September 06, 2017

Tonight's game carries an over/under of 9.5 runs with Jeremy Hellickson and C.C. Sabathia expected to start for their respective teams. "When the offense puts up seven runs, it makes my job easier". Sabathia knows the Orioles well, going 19-10 with a 3.47 ERA in 40 starts against them. O's starter Dylan Bundy was charged with five runs on five hits and four bases on balls through four innings to absorb the loss while Miguel Castro gave up a pair of runs in 1.1 innings. (more...)
Prabhas cuts a deal with Shraddha Kapoor for Saaho Prabhas cuts a deal with Shraddha Kapoor for Saaho
- September 06, 2017

This is known to all that Saaho is the Baahubali actor's first Bollywood film and Shraddha's first Telugu film . Baahubali actor Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor , who are pairing up in Saaho , have reportedly struck a deal to help each other to learn Hindi and Telugu fast. (more...)
India got a woman Defence minister now, Nirmala Sitharaman India got a woman Defence minister now, Nirmala Sitharaman
- September 06, 2017

In fact, the decision went down quite well with her appointment being described as shattering the glass ceiling by those fighting for gender parity. Former Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh has been made minister of state in HRD, Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvination. Both are from western Uttar Pradesh. (more...)
Jermaine Kearse happy to be here, and Jets thrilled to have him Jermaine Kearse happy to be here, and Jets thrilled to have him
- September 06, 2017

One or two? Didn't we all get over it when they got rid of T.J. Houshmandzadeh or preseason stars like Josh Portis, Terrelle Pryor or Troymaine Pope? "I got a chip on my shoulder, and I'm still hungry out there and I got a lot of things that I want to prove", he said. (more...)
Can Congress move quickly to OK aid to hurricane-ravaged areas? Can Congress move quickly to OK aid to hurricane-ravaged areas?
- September 06, 2017

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters the House will vote on a combined Harvey aid-debt limit combination bill if the Senate sends it over. The proposal to link the must-pass disaster aide to debt ceiling legislation has been met with sharp pushback from House conservatives. Mr. Cornyn said he expected the debt-limit increase would be "clean", meaning it wouldn't be accompanied by any measures to curb federal spending. (more...)
Australia Current Account Deficit Balloons To A$9.562 Billion Australia Current Account Deficit Balloons To A$9.562 Billion
- September 06, 2017

Economists had expected growth of around 0.9 to one per cent for the quarter but consumer demand remained weak as wages remained under pressure. "The Reserve bank has changed its language [to be more positive] but I think the government and the Treasury are being overly optimistic", Ms Hutley said. (more...)
Tiger runs loose, shocks drivers on Georgia highway Tiger runs loose, shocks drivers on Georgia highway
- September 06, 2017

Henry County Police added that they were not equipped with tranquilizer guns at the time and were too concerned about children heading out to school to wait for them to arrive, CBS 46 reported. Authorities still don't seem to know where the tiger came from. - Police said a tiger is no longer on the loose in Henry County, telling FOX 5, "the threat has been eliminated". (more...)
Vladimir Putin calls for talks with North Korea Vladimir Putin calls for talks with North Korea
- September 06, 2017

Haley reiterated United States threats to impose sanctions on countries that trade with North Korea . The forum is being attended by a number of world leaders including Putin , Moon, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The newly elected South Korean president had requested the United Nations Security Council to consider tough new sanctions on North Korea to block its sources of foreign income, including cutting off its crude oil supply and banning its workers from being sent overseas. (more...)
Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways
- September 06, 2017

The RSS is believed to have saved Uma Bharati, Hindutva's woman face in the Cabinet , from being thrown out. Government sources have said that the Prime Minister carried out the reshuffle considering performance and rewarding those with proven track record. (more...)
Kenya: IEBC Need Not Consult on Poll Date, Jubilee Tells Nasa Kenya: IEBC Need Not Consult on Poll Date, Jubilee Tells Nasa
- September 06, 2017

Last week, the Supreme Court annulled August's election result saying the electoral commission (IEBC) had not followed the constitution. Kenyans online have "discovered" an coincidence about the date set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the fresh presidential election. (more...)
Navy will buy cut-price frigates to boost ageing fleet Navy will buy cut-price frigates to boost ageing fleet
- September 06, 2017

A shipbuilding strategy, to be unveiled by the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday, will cap the cost of five new warships at no more than GBP250 million each, the FT said. The cost of the T26's has been criticised, with BAE Systems recently awarded a £3.7 billion contract to manufacture the first three ships. "We have the capability to do that, the will is there and it is a tremendous opportunity for United Kingdom shipbuilding. (more...)
Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Confer on North Korean Nuke Test Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Confer on North Korean Nuke Test
- September 06, 2017

But it is a possibility. US DEFENCE Secretary James Mattis has said the US is not looking for the "annihilation" of North Korea, but stressed there were "many options" in how to respond to Pyongyang's latest nuclear bomb test. And North Korea has shown itself ready to wheel and deal in nuclear weapons with people who believe the world needs to be consumed in fire. His posts also referred to two of North Korea's neighbors. (more...)
Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion
- September 06, 2017

It could be summer silliness, or it could be real desire for change, but Jacob Rees-Mogg has grown in prominence in recent months, and is now the second favourite to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader, according to Oddschecker . He added: "It's all very well to say we live in a multicultural country until you're a Christian". However, he declined to rule out a leadership bid in the future, saying: 'I am a backbench MP. (more...)