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No Powerball jackpot, but $50000 winning ticket sold in Hilton Head No Powerball jackpot, but $50000 winning ticket sold in Hilton Head
- August 10, 2017

Friday's jackpot will be the sixth largest in the 15-year history of the game. After no one won Wednesday night's Powerball, its jackpot rolled to $356 million for Saturday's game. That money would be dispersed over 29 years. Anyone would be excited to win that much cash, even after tax is taken away, but if the Houstonian had gotten the Powerball number as well they would have won the $307 million jackpot. (more...)
NZ air force detachment on Guam, island threatened by North Korea NZ air force detachment on Guam, island threatened by North Korea
- August 10, 2017

The North Korean army announced it was examining plans for attacking the island, which serves as a launching pad for the US military. He said he had been in touch with the White House and there was no change in the threat level. Pacific territory missiles was being taken "very seriously" because "we've been living with this for the last few years". Republican Sen. John McCain says "great leaders" don't threaten foes unless they're ready to act - and he's not certain President Donald Trump is ... (more...)
Soon get NCERT books delivered at your doorstep Soon get NCERT books delivered at your doorstep
- August 10, 2017

It will take some time to finalise a deal with them. The council now publishes about 4.63 crore books, the number they expect would go up by close to 13 crore in the next academic session when more schools switch to NCERT books. The NCERT textbooks can also be downloaded, free of cost, from its website. The CBSE has written to over 19,000 affiliated schools to use the portal to order books so the council can mobilize its inventory in a more rational way to ensure timely availability of ... (more...)
Guam residents fear attack after North Korea statements
- August 10, 2017

While already taking up 30 percent of the island, the American military has been seeking to increase its presence by relocating to Guam thousands of Marines who are now based in Okinawa, Japan. "Kim Jong Un's reckless behavior can not be tolerated", she said, "and I strongly urge the president to explore every avenue to peacefully respond to it and avoid further escalating this situation". (more...)
North Korea dismisses USA warning, says Trump North Korea dismisses USA warning, says Trump "bereft of reason"
- August 10, 2017

He called it a "historic enveloping fire at Guam". It has long accused the United States and South Korea of escalating tensions by conducting military drills. The Aug. 7 mission demonstrated the USA commitment to regional allies, increased readiness and exercised the right under worldwide law "to fly legally in the place and time of our choosing", officials said. (more...)
Mattis to North Korea: Stand down or risk end of regime Mattis to North Korea: Stand down or risk end of regime
- August 10, 2017

Tens of thousands of people packed Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang for the event, which followed a familiar format of speeches from a balcony, with the crowd listening below, standing in organized rows interspersed with placards and slogans. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth's Marriage Is Under Fire in The Crown Season 2 Teaser Queen Elizabeth's Marriage Is Under Fire in The Crown Season 2 Teaser
- August 10, 2017

Showrunner Peter Morgan has also confirmed that the focus will shift slightly away from the Queen this time round, as other royals take centre stage. In addition to the return of the series regulars, The Crown season two has added Matthew Goode to the cast as Antony Armstrong-Jones, aka Lord Snowdon. (more...)
S. Korea's military vows retaliation against N
- August 10, 2017

RESIDENTS of the USA island Guam say they're living in fear after being caught in the middle of rising tensions between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The air base was built in 1944, when the USA was preparing to send bombers to Japan during World War II. The naval base is an important outpost for US fast-attack submarines that are a key means for gathering intelligence in the region, including the Korean peninsula and the South China Sea where China has been ... (more...)
Kenyans election credible, says AU Kenyans election credible, says AU
- August 10, 2017

According to official figures, Kenyatta leads with 54.3 percent votes while Odinga is behind with 44.8 percent votes. But AU observers had noted of concerns raised by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who claimed the IEBC systems were "hacked", allegedly by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee party and that the results so far were a "fraud". (more...)
Bride's brilliant reaction to learning she's victim of real-life wedding crashers Bride's brilliant reaction to learning she's victim of real-life wedding crashers
- August 10, 2017

Mrs Fox-Tufo didn't realise her wedding had actually been crashed until the next morning when she opened a card from the mystery pair. The wedding couple's maid of honor, Aimee Boardman, said a tall man with blonde hair caught her attention. (more...)
Trump's approval rating is still stuck in a rut Trump's approval rating is still stuck in a rut
- August 10, 2017

The president has been rebounding this week from his low-to-date approval rating early last week of 38%. Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio, and West Virginia. The level of Trump's approval has become the lowest at this period in the U.S. history, the news outlet added. Republicans' approval of Trump is still high at 76 percent in the latest numbers but that is down from 81 percent in January. (more...)
Bail bondsman reportedly shoots, kills client in downtown office building Bail bondsman reportedly shoots, kills client in downtown office building
- August 10, 2017

Police confirmed one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Stillwater police arrested a bail bondsman who they said shot and killed a client, after investigators said the shooting was not justifiable. Williams was arrested July 27, accused of and charged in three different burglaries of Stillwater restaurants - Freddie Paul's Steakhouse, Curly's Old Fashioned Hamburgers and Palomino's - between July 11-22. (more...)
EPA considers paying damages over mine spill EPA considers paying damages over mine spill
- August 10, 2017

Legal Insurrection readers may recall that the EPA decided that it did not have to pay damage claims totaling $1.2 billion from the 2015 disaster, claiming sovereign immunity . He came to see the mine Friday along with Colorado lawmakers on the eve of the second anniversary of the disaster. Monday's EPA statement appeared to narrow the scope of the review considerably. (more...)
Nepal criminalises isolation of women during their periods Nepal criminalises isolation of women during their periods
- August 10, 2017

The move has been hailed by human rights groups as a major step forward in eliminating the ancient custom of chhaupadi. As part of the Chhaupadi custom, women during her menstruation and post-natal state are forced to live in cowsheds, away from the home, exposing them to abuse as well as life-threatening risks. (more...)
Scaramucci: Reporter Who Taped Phone Call Is 'Linda Tripp of 2017' Scaramucci: Reporter Who Taped Phone Call Is 'Linda Tripp of 2017'
- August 10, 2017

Lizza turned around Scaramucci's phone call within hours, reporting that "the Mooch", then just a few days into his White House stint, was on the warpath for people leaking information to media and that he held several of his new colleagues-particularly chief strategist Steve Bannon , who he accused of trying be quite limber-in low regard. (more...)
Mamata flags off 'BJP Quit India' movement Mamata flags off 'BJP Quit India' movement
- August 10, 2017

The BJP-led government is trying to divide the country. We will work with all opposition parties; "BJP Quit India in 2019" will be our slogan. But we will not allow it. She even took a dig at BJP National President Amit Shah, saying, "On one hand the BJP encourages attacks on the Dalits and on the other, their leaders go to Dalit homes and have lunch. (more...)
Staying cool and cloudy heading into Thursday Staying cool and cloudy heading into Thursday
- August 10, 2017

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Rain chances increase for Sunday , with a high temperature of 83 degrees. North northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. East wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. There will be a 50 percent chance of rain at night, with a low around 66. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. (more...)
Sahara case: Supreme Court refuses to stay Aamby Valley auction Sahara case: Supreme Court refuses to stay Aamby Valley auction
- August 10, 2017

The court had earlier asked Sahara to deposit 15 bln rupees by Sep 7 to the Securities and Exchange Board of India for extending the parole of the group chief, Subrata Roy. Roy's pleas to prevent the auctioning of this jewel fell on deaf ears as a three-judge bench had fixed the fair market price and instructed the Bombay HC "to proceed with the formalities of auction by preparing the draft terms and conditions and other formalities". (more...)
Martial Rape Cannot Be Considered As Criminal Act : SC Martial Rape Cannot Be Considered As Criminal Act : SC
- August 10, 2017

The exception in Section 375, which was amended in 2013, does not consider sexual acts by a man with his own wife rape, provided the wife is not below 15 years. Centre resisted the NGO's proposal to raise the age of consent. Appearing for the petitioner, advocate Gaurav Agrawal, said if the age of adulthood is fixed at 18 years, the same should be applicable to the age of consent for a woman to have sex. (more...)
Set common questions for NEET in regional languages: SC tells CBSE Set common questions for NEET in regional languages: SC tells CBSE
- August 10, 2017

In a major development, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that there should be a common question paper for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test ( NEET ), reported ANI. In total 6.11 lakh candidates out 11.35 lakh had cleared the NEET examinations in 2017 to join professional courses. " As long as the difficulty level is the same, it passes the test of uniformity ", Singh told the bench. (more...)
Dalai Lama Says India, China Should End 'Not Very Serious' Doklam Standoff Dalai Lama Says India, China Should End 'Not Very Serious' Doklam Standoff
- August 10, 2017

The spiritual leader, world famous speaker and a Nobel laureate said that India and China will have to resolve their prolonged military standoff in a remote Himalayan region through talks, ruling out the chance of war because it would be destructive to both parties. (more...)
Okowa assures of successful PDP convention Okowa assures of successful PDP convention
- August 10, 2017

Also inaugurated were Disciplinary Committee and Reconciliation Committee, which Makarfi said, were standing committees. Members of the committee present at the swearing-in ceremony included the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Austin Opara; ex-Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Onyeama Ugochukwu; erstwhile PDP National Woman Leader, Hajia Inna Ciroma and former military administrator, Colonel Bala Mohammed Mande (retd). (more...)
Irish vet's English fails Australian computer visa test — BBCI Irish vet's English fails Australian computer visa test — BBCI
- August 10, 2017

The veterinarian profession is on the Australian government's skilled occupation list. The vet works for a mobile equine unit between north Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Kennedy sat the test with a similar mindset, but the results left her bamboozled. "Comparing data published by some of the other major English tests recognised by government bodies and higher education institutions, PTE Academic has the highest reliability estimates for both the overall score and the communicative ... (more...)
Officer hit by fleeing car outside Indianapolis hospital Officer hit by fleeing car outside Indianapolis hospital
- August 10, 2017

Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn said an officer approached a auto believed to be involved in a robbery when he was hit by the vehicle. Police say an officer was hit and injured by a auto before he fired at least one shot at the fleeing vehicle outside an Indianapolis hospital. (more...)
China State Councilor To Visit Malaysia China State Councilor To Visit Malaysia
- August 10, 2017

Chinese State Councillor Wang Yong, who headed a 100-strong delegation in Kuantan , said: "The China government has attached great importance to China-Malaysia relations and has always considered Malaysia a dear neighbour and trustworthy partner who is committed to seeking mutually beneficial cooperation and common development in the country". (more...)