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Ignore Centre's guidelines on I-Day celebrations, West Bengal tells its schools Ignore Centre's guidelines on I-Day celebrations, West Bengal tells its schools
- August 14, 2017

The HRD ministry had in July written to all states on holding certain events on Independence Day like administering of the prime minister's Sankalp Siddhi oath and commemorating the martrys of the freedom struggle so that there is a festive and patriotic mood across the nation and a campaign is created to involve every citizen of the country in the mission of realising the vision of a new India. (more...)
Trump Faces Latin American States after Threats to Venezuela Trump Faces Latin American States after Threats to Venezuela
- August 14, 2017

He also has scheduled visits to Argentina and Chile, other neighboring South American countries to Venezuela, and Panama in Central America. The leadership of the crisis-wracked nation - Latin America's biggest oil producer and an ally to Russian Federation and Cuba - suddenly found itself going from battling dissent, protests and growing worldwide isolation to contemplating the sort of USA military action last seen in the region in 1989, when American troops invaded Panama to topple its ... (more...)
Amazon Is Refunding Purchases of Dodgy Eclipse Glasses Amazon Is Refunding Purchases of Dodgy Eclipse Glasses
- August 14, 2017

A lot of them have either sold out or are only offering bulk purchases on their websites, while the remainder do not ship to the USA; however, their products remain widely available on Amazon and at retailers. The organization says buyers should be skeptical of glasses even if they're stamped with an ISO seal, which has been used in the past to indicate which glasses comply with standards set by the International Organization for Standardization. (more...)
Simple New Zealand citizenship test could have saved Barnaby Simple New Zealand citizenship test could have saved Barnaby
- August 14, 2017

Mr Joyce said the federal government, based on legal advice from the Solicitor-General, is of the firm view he is not in breach of section 44 of the constitution - which bars dual citizens from sitting in parliament . It was the digging of journalist Adam Gartrell that uncovered the truth - Gartrell did some research to discover Barnaby's father, James Joyce, had been born in there south island city of Dunedin in 1924. (more...)
Egypt investigates fatal train accident Egypt investigates fatal train accident
- August 14, 2017

The prosecutors also ordered the detention of four people, including the drivers of the two trains, according to a statement. "The train I was riding was going very quickly", said passenger Moumen Youssef. Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to develop the dilapidated transport network and guarantee basic railway safety standards. (more...)
Miley Cyrus explains absence from 2017 Teen Choice Awards Miley Cyrus explains absence from 2017 Teen Choice Awards
- August 14, 2017

In 2015, Ora was a coach on season four of The Voice UK . The Daily Mail spotted her at a promotional photo shoot in Malibu, California , for the thirteenth season of the NBC reality show on Friday. Cyrus later took to Instagram to apologize and explain her absence to her 70.8 million followers. You probably recognize Iris from her work in Judd's movies like Knocked Up , Funny People , and This Is 40 . (more...)
Nasrallah: Hezbollah Stronger in Every Way Than During 2006 Victory over Israelis Nasrallah: Hezbollah Stronger in Every Way Than During 2006 Victory over Israelis
- August 14, 2017

During his speech, Nasrallah noted that the main reason behind the victory of Hezbollah fighters in the war with Israel was their patience, steadfastness, valor and faith. He went on to say that " Israel is hopeful that the administration of President Donald Trump will use pressure to achieve this goal" [of weakening Hezbollah using non-military options] and hoped that no one in Lebanon will cooperate with the American pressure, including economical sanctions. (more...)
Kenyan opposition leader asks supporters not to work Monday Kenyan opposition leader asks supporters not to work Monday
- August 14, 2017

A mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to the Nairobi morgue from Mathare. Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor after having triumphed over his rival Raila Odinga in the highly competitive race State House. (more...)
Korea: 3.5 million sign up to fight against US Korea: 3.5 million sign up to fight against US
- August 14, 2017

Meanwhile, Trump, has said the USA military is "locked and loaded" and ready to deal with any North Korean threat. Tillerson and Mattis stressed that Washington is not seeking an excuse to garrison USA troops north of the Demilitarized Zone and has no desire to inflict harm on the long-suffering North Korean people, who are distinct from the hostile regime in Pyongyang. (more...)
Man seen at Charlottesville protests no longer works at Top Dog Man seen at Charlottesville protests no longer works at Top Dog
- August 14, 2017

A sign on the restaurant's door says "Effective Saturday 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog". "It is all about making us feel like we need to apologize". His employers said he was sacked as a direct result of his involvement in the " Unite the Right " demonstrations. We believe the time has come time to put an end to the vile narrative that on Saturday cost a life in Virginia and wounded many more. (more...)
Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike
- August 14, 2017

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index (.FTEU3) lost 1.11 percent. The Korean won also continued to skid, down 0.45 percent to 1,147.2, falling below its 200-day moving average for the first time in a month. Crude oil prices extended their slide as exports from key OPEC producers rose, despite news of lower crude shipments from Saudi Arabia. The greenback also came under pressure after New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley cautioned it would "take some time" for United States ... (more...)
North Korea could be preparing for new SLBM launch: 38 North North Korea could be preparing for new SLBM launch: 38 North
- August 14, 2017

Satellite imagery of a submarine base show coverings have been suspended to obscure any activity from view. USA -based North Korea monitoring Web site "38 North" released satellite imagery of a shipyard and submarine base in North Korea on Friday. (more...)
Trump TV ad touts achievements, aiming for 2020 election Trump TV ad touts achievements, aiming for 2020 election
- August 14, 2017

President Trump's campaign released a new ad on Sunday touting the administration's achievements in the face of increased opposition from "the president's enemies". The ad says Trump has created jobs and helped the stock market since taking office. "But Americans are saying, 'Let President Trump do his job, '" the ad concludes-before switching to an image of Trump himself. (more...)
Centre finally grants NEET exemption to TN for a year Centre finally grants NEET exemption to TN for a year
- August 14, 2017

In what could be much-needed respite to the State government, Union commerce and industries minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre is willing to consider TN plea for Neet ( National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ) exemption for a year for government medical colleges alone but ruled out permanent exclusion from the national level eligibility test. (more...)
Top US General to Meet South Korean Leader Amid Tensions (1) Top US General to Meet South Korean Leader Amid Tensions (1)
- August 14, 2017

Trump's latest warning came amid a flurry of global calls - from China, the North's key ally, as well as Russia, Germany, Britain and the United Nations - for the president to show greater rhetorical restraint. The call came after Trump made fresh threats against North Korea , declaring the United States military "locked and loaded" and warning Kim he will "regret it fast" if he takes any action against U.S. (more...)
Dead After Shooting At Great Lakes Dragaway Dead After Shooting At Great Lakes Dragaway
- August 14, 2017

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. after receiving reports about shots being fired. According to the Dragaway's website there was an event called Larry's Fun Fest being held there on Sunday. Beth said they do not have a suspect in custody. (more...)
Amazon recalling some eclipse glasses ‘not confirmed safe for viewing’ Amazon recalling some eclipse glasses ‘not confirmed safe for viewing’
- August 14, 2017

Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. Amazon still has glasses available through third-party retailers - but there's a catch. Eclipse glasses are the only safe way to watch the eclipse, according to the American Astronomical Society. For customers who did not receive an email from Amazon, but are concerned about their eclipse glasses, can reach out to customer service for a refund under the A-to-Z Guarantee. (more...)
Guam told to 'enjoy paradise', ignore North Korean threat Guam told to 'enjoy paradise', ignore North Korean threat
- August 14, 2017

The Hankyoreh newspaper called for South Korea's government to take on a bigger role in solving the North Korean nuclear problem. The US and North Korea have exchanged a series of warmongering statements over the recent week. "Moon has talked about how South Korea should be in the driver's seat when it comes to dealing with North Korea , but that clearly was just rhetoric", Choi Do-hyun, a 39-year-old office worker in Seoul, said in an interview . (more...)
On North Korea, Anti-Trump Hysteria Replaces Reporting On North Korea, Anti-Trump Hysteria Replaces Reporting
- August 14, 2017

To the monomaniacal Associated Press , Trump's tweet is the story: "Trump retweets Fox report based on anonymous sources". The story was attributed to anonymous US officials. If the rhetoric sounded similar to North Korean pronouncements, it was. Officials at the agency have not commented. Indeed, North Korea has been diligent about testing its nuclear weapons, especially its intercontinental ballistic missiles. (more...)
2 killed after helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally 2 killed after helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally
- August 14, 2017

On Saturday, counter-protesters and white nationalists clashed at an alt-right rally called "Unite the Right "in Charlottesville, Va ". "This senseless act of violence rips a hole in our collective hearts". Cullen graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in May 1994 as a member of the 90th Basic Session. "Jay was the greatest son a person could ever have, a great father to his two sons, a loving husband to his wife, Karen, and he was doing something that he loved", the trooper's ... (more...)
Trump better president than Obama
- August 14, 2017

In an op-ed colum in the New York Times, the former US ambassador to the United Nations and national security adviser to Obama, called Trump's latest remarks on North Korea "reckless rhetoric". Pacific Command's photos of its fight bombers. That's the question actor Kal Penn wants answered. But this time, he's done it via President Donald Trump's most favorite medium. (more...)
Tulsans To Stand In 'Solidarity With Charlottesville' At Rally Tulsans To Stand In 'Solidarity With Charlottesville' At Rally
- August 14, 2017

One said, "Rest in Power Heather Heyer", to honor the 32-year-old woman who was killed on Saturday when a vehicle driven by James Alex Fields Jr. plowed into a group of counter protesters, police said. Vigils will also be held Sunday night in Nashua and Exeter. In the aftermath of Saturday's violence, President Donald Trump drew criticism for not specifically condemning the white supremacists who rallied in Virginia, instead condemning the violence in Charlottesville "on many sides". (more...)
Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft
- August 14, 2017

In their phone conversation last Friday night, Xi stressed that it was "very important" for the two leaders to maintain contact to find "an appropriate solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula", according to a statement carried in the Chinese state-run media. (more...)
Gunmen attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso capital Gunmen attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso capital
- August 14, 2017

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued early Monday and brought back painful memories of a January 2016 attack at a cafe that left 30 people dead. And in October that year there was an attack that killed four troops and two civilians. "The attack claimed 17 victims, their nationalities are yet to be confirmed, and eight injured", according to a government statement, a copy of which was sent to AFP. (more...)
Kenya: Hellen Obiri Wins 5000m Gold for Kenya Kenya: Hellen Obiri Wins 5000m Gold for Kenya
- August 14, 2017

Hellen Obiri ran the race of her life to claim consolation for her Olympic silver previous year, clinching the women's 5,000m World title in 14:34.86 on Sunday. Caster Semenya claimed another global title when she won the world 800 metres gold, biding her time before surging clear to record one minute 55.16 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year. (more...)