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Centre likely to differ with J&K on Article 35A Centre likely to differ with J&K on Article 35A
- August 14, 2017

Omar Abdullah in turn marries outside the state and his children continue to enjoy same rights and privileges but same was not the case with his sister Sara Abdullah who too had married outside the state, he added, this was not only discriminatory on the grounds of gender bias but also violative of right to equality under the Constitution's Article 14. (more...)
Powerball rolls over to $430 million Powerball rolls over to $430 million
- August 14, 2017

US Powerball , the biggest lottery in the world, offers a jackpot prize worth $ 430 million US on Tuesday 15 August, after a long series of rollovers. The Pennsylvania Lottery says the prize is the ninth-largest Powerball jackpot on record. A Raymond store has sold a million-dollar Powerball ticket. (more...)
Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally
- August 14, 2017

Your move, President Trump. Hundreds of white nationalists marched and rallied at the University of Virginia Friday night. White supremacy has always lurked in America's shadow, said Boyle, whose teaching focuses on the history of racial violence and civil rights. (more...)
Trump Wants To Investigate China's Intellectual Property Rules Trump Wants To Investigate China's Intellectual Property Rules
- August 14, 2017

The phone call was made hours after Trump issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against Pyongyang, warning that its leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies. territory of Guam. China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday the issues of USA trade and North Korea are not connected and there is no future in a trade war between China and the United States. (more...)
San Diegans host vigil for Charlottesville San Diegans host vigil for Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

Not knowing what's gonna come next. "We are calling on our friends, our community to join us for a vigil to mourn the death of the young woman who lost her life to the auto attack at the Charlottesville counter protests today, and the victims who've been brutally injured by this attack", organizers wrote in its Facebook . (more...)
16-Year-Old Girl Missing After Jet Ski Crash In Merrimack River 16-Year-Old Girl Missing After Jet Ski Crash In Merrimack River
- August 14, 2017

Dematos is also charged with operating a jet ski at night, operating an unregistered motorboat, operating at night without navigation lights, and operating a jet ski too close to another vessel. "We had all of our resources out there", the fire chief said. The search for the girl was conducted until about 3 a.m., when it was suspended until daybreak. (more...)
Man charged with murder of elderly dog walker Man charged with murder of elderly dog walker
- August 14, 2017

Peter Wrighton, 83, of Banham, who was murdered in East Harling. Palmer, who was wearing a blue jumper and grey pants and had facial hair, appeared to be supported in court by family or friends. Mr Wrighton, a retired BT worker, was described by his family as a "lovely, gentle husband, dad and grandfather". Mr Wrighton was so viciously assaulted that police initially thought he had been attacked by an animal. (more...)
Diamond Mogul Beny Steinmetz Arrested For Money Laundering Diamond Mogul Beny Steinmetz Arrested For Money Laundering
- August 14, 2017

Bezeq said that Granot had been released without any restrictive conditions preventing his continued tenure as acting chairman. The Israel Police detained several senior-level businessmen as part of a large-scale money laundering investigation, including the chairman of Bezeq. (more...)
Ukraine's Security Council refutes reports of missile engines supplied to North Korea Ukraine's Security Council refutes reports of missile engines supplied to North Korea
- August 14, 2017

Kiev said the suggestion that advanced rocked engine might have been sold to North Korea by corrupt staff or managers at the Yuzhmash missile factor in the city of Dnipro was ill-informed and probably Russian propaganda. "This is not to suggest that the Ukrainian government was involved, and not necessarily Yuzhnoye executives", Elleman wrote in the IISS report. North Korea has been testing missile technology since procuring a Soviet-designed Scud in the 1970s, but was until recently ... (more...)
Willie Nelson cuts Salt Lake City show short citing high altitude Willie Nelson cuts Salt Lake City show short citing high altitude
- August 14, 2017

Five minutes later, a woman came onstage and informed the crowd the show was over. The singer gave an update on Twitter early Monday morning, blaming the incident on altitude sickness due to the venue's 4,300-foot altitude. As previously reported, in May of this year Nelson was yet again the victim of a nasty death hoax rumor. In late January and early February, Nelson canceled several tour dates as he dealt with an undisclosed illness, which some sites reported as a "bad cold". (more...)
3.5mn N.Koreans sign up to fight against US
- August 14, 2017

However, some experts do not agree that Pyongyang's acquisition of nuclear weapons is an unacceptable option. The U.S. -North Korea impasse, which has simmered since the end of the Korean War in 1953, has grown more tense in recent months over worries that the North's nuclear weapons program is nearing the ability to target the U.S. (more...)
Gas Grill in SUV Explodes When Woman Lights Up Cigarette Gas Grill in SUV Explodes When Woman Lights Up Cigarette
- August 14, 2017

According to the National Fire Prevention Association , there are more than 7,000 gas grill fires and 287,000 auto fires every year. Per WKMG , the grill was on, and its propane tank was connected and open. Cindy Lane told the Orlando Sentinel . OPD said the vehicle had extensive damage. The man and woman suffered burns that were not life-threatening, and were transported to a hospital. (more...)
Learner drivers to get motorway lessons from next year Learner drivers to get motorway lessons from next year
- August 14, 2017

So, to combat this, the government is thinking of allowing learners, many aged 17, to drive on motorways - something that has previously been restricted until you have passed. Lesley Young, the DVSA's chief driving examiner, echoed a similar sentiment and said: "This change will ensure that new drivers, with their instructor, will experience motorway driving and learn about the importance of the signs and signals, lane discipline and joining and leaving safely". (more...)
Heather Heyer Candlelight Vigil Being Held in Charlottesville Heather Heyer Candlelight Vigil Being Held in Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

Zion church", the governor said . Virginia President Teresa Sullivan said Sunday evening that the school went back to its regular schedules, which include open houses later this week, after she canceled all engagements Saturday. The gatherings spanned from a march to President Donald Trump's home in NY to candlelight vigils in several cities. Trump, while on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, addressed the nation Saturday soon after a auto plowed into a group of ... (more...)
Virginia troopers killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash have Tennessee ties Virginia troopers killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash have Tennessee ties
- August 14, 2017

Virginia state police say one of its helicopters crashed outside Charlottesville, killing 2 troopers. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Governor Terry McAuliffe said he had known both pilots since 2014. "Lieutenant Cullen was a highly-respected professional aviator and Trooper-Pilot Bates was a welcome addition to the Aviation Unit, after a distinguished assignment as a special agent with our Bureau of Criminal Investigation". (more...)
US Asks Iraqi Kurds to Postpone Referendum US Asks Iraqi Kurds to Postpone Referendum
- August 14, 2017

A Kurdish delegation will meet with Iraqi officials in Baghdad on Monday to discuss the highly controversial referendum on Kurdish independence due to take place on September 25. The U.S., meanwhile, has likewise expressed concern that the referendum could serve as a "distraction" from other pressing regional issues - especially the fight against terrorism and the political stabilization of war-weary Iraq. (more...)
As North Korea plans missile strike, Guam issues nuclear guidelines As North Korea plans missile strike, Guam issues nuclear guidelines
- August 14, 2017

However, experts say Japan does not now have the capability to shoot down a missile flying over its territory headed for Guam . The rotations also came as North Korea increasingly upped the ante in the standoff over its development of nuclear weapons. (more...)
Alabama voters make Senate primary picks Tuesday Alabama voters make Senate primary picks Tuesday
- August 14, 2017

Robert Bentley , after Sen. President Trump on Monday doubled down on his support for Sen. "Alabama voters supported Trump because he spoke his mind and said all the things they had been thinking about government", said Brent Buchanan, a GOP strategist and pollster in the state. (more...)
I founded JD (U), will not leave party: Sharad Yadav I founded JD (U), will not leave party: Sharad Yadav
- August 14, 2017

A letter to this effect was handed over to Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu by party MPs in the morning at his residence. The JD (U) has 12 members in Parliament, two in the Lok Sabha and 10 in the Rajya Sabha . He refused to comment on the JD-U decision to replace him as the parliamentary party leader. A major portion of the JD (S) led by MP Veerendra Kumar aligned with the United Democratic Front and launched the Socialist Janata (Democratic) Party on 7 August 2010. (more...)
Saudi Budget Deficit more Than Halved in 2017 Saudi Budget Deficit more Than Halved in 2017
- August 14, 2017

The budget deficit for the first quarter was 26.2 billion riyals. The country is also preparing to sell just under five percent of energy giant Aramco next year. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance said total revenues in the first half rose to SR307.98 billion, a 29 percent increase on the same period past year. (more...)
Environmental group says Kuwait authorities didn't react fast enough to oil spill Environmental group says Kuwait authorities didn't react fast enough to oil spill
- August 14, 2017

Sheikh Talal said precautionary measures had been taken around vital installations in Al Zour where a huge US$30 billion (Dh110.2bn) oil complex - including a 615,000-barrel-per-day refinery - is being built. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have confirmed that the spill had not reached their waters. A statement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said Saudi Arabia was conducting an aerial survey of its oil plants along the coast. (more...)
Trump wants probe on China's rules on intellectual property Trump wants probe on China's rules on intellectual property
- August 14, 2017

The official told reporters Saturday the president would order his trade office to look into whether to launch an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 of possible Chinese theft of USA technology and intellectual property. (more...)
Pakistan marks 70th Independence Day anniversary Pakistan marks 70th Independence Day anniversary
- August 14, 2017

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang was welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport VIP longue by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev. "Let us promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of our nation by turning despondency into hope in order to celebrate freedom in its true sense", he said. (more...)
US B-1 bombers ready if called upon
- August 14, 2017

He told the President that "relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula", the state-run China Central Television reported. France and other UN Security Council members want North Korea to "proceed with the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic programmes", Macron said in the statement. (more...)
Notre Dame, Wisconsin finalized deal to play at Soldier Field, Lambeau Field Notre Dame, Wisconsin finalized deal to play at Soldier Field, Lambeau Field
- August 14, 2017

The two football powerhouses last met in 1964. The news conference will be at 11:30 a.m.at the Under Armor Brand House at 600 N. Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. "It was neat for our players playing in Lambeau", Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst said during the Big Ten meetings, per Potrykus . Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was an assistant on Lou Holtz's Notre Dame team that won the national championship in 1988. (more...)

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