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OPS & EPS reunite as Gurumurthy brokers peace. Will AIADMK join NDA now? OPS & EPS reunite as Gurumurthy brokers peace. Will AIADMK join NDA now?
- August 22, 2017

The merger was announced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy and there was a gathering of supporters of both groups in the party office and both leaders were addressing the supporters. "Let us take a pledge to bring glory to the government and the party floated by Puratchi Thalaivar and nurtured by Puratchi Thalaivi Amma ". He was named a deputy coordinator of the party. (more...)
Lebanon begins anti-IS offensive Lebanon begins anti-IS offensive
- August 22, 2017

The Lebanese army, a major recipient of USA military aid, did not take part in the July operation, but it has been gearing up to target the ISIL pocket in the same mountainous region. The US will fail to fragment Syria "because the Syrian people are one", she said . The Lebanese army said it was attacking the group from inside its territory and was not coordinating with Hizballah or the Syrian army in the operation. (more...)
Britain's Big Ben falls silent for 4 years Britain's Big Ben falls silent for 4 years
- August 22, 2017

The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower sent a dozen deep bongs into a gray sky at noon, marking the hour as it has done nearly continuously since 1859. 'Even if it is more expensive, if it is done in half the time everyone benefits'. Pro-Brexit MPs want it to also sound on the day the process of exiting the European Union is complete, expected in March 2019. (more...)
Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation
- August 21, 2017

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed the incident at Pangong Lake four days after it occurred. Personnel from both sides received minor injuries in the incident. The confrontation itself was sparked after a Chinese PLA unit came across an Indian patrol on the northern bank of the Pangong Lake, which is controlled in parts by India (one-third) and China (two-thirds). (more...)
Iraq launches Tal Afar offensive Iraq launches Tal Afar offensive
- August 21, 2017

Abadi, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, spoke at the television, dressed in a military uniform black. Before the Prime Ministers speech, leaflets with the words "The battle is imminent and the victory is coming, God willing" were dropped in Tal Afar by Iraqi air force. (more...)
Md. Man Admits to Stabbing, Killing Sister, Cousins Md. Man Admits to Stabbing, Killing Sister, Cousins
- August 21, 2017

A family member arrived at the home located in the 6400 block of Brooke Jane Dr. and found the three girls dead, authorities said. Antonio Shareek Williams, 25, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of the three girls in Prince George's County. (more...)
'Art of the Deal' co-author predicts Trump will resign 'Art of the Deal' co-author predicts Trump will resign
- August 20, 2017

His latest prediction: Trump will resign from office before the year is over. Robert Mueller, an American lawyer and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was appointed in May by the U.S. He will blow up the world to prove he matters. Since the Trans military ban was declared , President Trump has seen a significant decline in support. (more...)
Ten dead as train derails in India Ten dead as train derails in India
- August 20, 2017

The death toll in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh was expected to rise, officials said. "Many people are injured but at this point of time we don't have figures about injured or dead in the accident". Indian railway minister Suresh Prabhu said he has ordered an inquiry into the accident. All efforts are being taken to ensure speedy relief and rescue operations, he said. (more...)
Clear the Shelter offers free pet adoptions Clear the Shelter offers free pet adoptions
- August 20, 2017

Best of all, rabbits and adult cats will be free, and kittens and dogs will be 40% off. "Since this is a nationwide event, we've been posting information to our Facebook page", Derrick said. Adoption fees will be waived at 12 area shelters on Saturday as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative. The Humane Society in Rogers is joining the event as well. (more...)
Man arrested after 3 children found dead in home Man arrested after 3 children found dead in home
- August 20, 2017

They were found to have suffered from 'trauma to the body, ' Donelan said. Police are not discharging whatever other data looking into the issue, but rather authorities will hold a news meeting at 11 a.m. Police did not release the children's ages or their relationships. Donelan said she could not provide information about the ages of the children and whether they are related to one another. (more...)
Two killed in Finland knife attack Two killed in Finland knife attack
- August 19, 2017

Additional patrols will be deployed and surveillance boosted across Finland , police said . Police shot a suspect in the thigh minutes after the attack at another square nearby, arresting him and confiscating his knife. Security has been increased at Helsinki airport and train stations in the region in the wake of the attack. The National Bureau of Investigation had taken over the probe from the Turku police department, and the security intelligence police Supo are also involved in the ... (more...)
Korea-US Military Drill to be at Similar Scale to previous year
- August 19, 2017

Last week, North Korea said it was ready to send missiles towards the United States territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean following comments from President Donald Trump that if Pyongyang made any more threats they would be met with " fire and fury like the world has never seen". (more...)
10-year old rape victim delivers baby, is unaware she's a mother 10-year old rape victim delivers baby, is unaware she's a mother
- August 18, 2017

Instead, she was told that her expanding stomach was due to "a big stone" inside of her. "The girl delivered a baby through C-section this morning", Dr Dasari Harish, who heads the panel constituted to treat the girl, said. India recorded 20,000 cases of rape of sexual assault on minors in 2015, according to government figures. The woman then moved Patna High Court through YMNA in April, but the court refused to allow the termination after a medical board examined and opined that it could ... (more...)
Over 400 dead, 600 missing in West Africa's Sierra Leone mudslides Over 400 dead, 600 missing in West Africa's Sierra Leone mudslides
- August 18, 2017

The prediction is that we are expecting more rain in the next couple of days. Most people were asleep when disaster struck. We are looking at opening schools and church buildings to help those who are now homeless. "I lost 13 members of my family, but I could not identify that two", she confided to AFP, while another woman lost knowledge by identifying her husband in a pile of bodies. (more...)
Mugabe In SA For SADC Summit Amid Grace Assault Storm Mugabe In SA For SADC Summit Amid Grace Assault Storm
- August 18, 2017

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has since arrived early in South Africa for an SADC conference this week. "They [the apartheid government] had [a] very aggressive policy and [was] seen as the enemy towards all other Southern African countries, so the relations were not cordial at all", said Moshoeshoe. (more...)
Michael Moore marches his Broadway audience to Trump Tower Michael Moore marches his Broadway audience to Trump Tower
- August 18, 2017

Continued Ruffalo: "I'm actually really heartbroken, since this death and this violence and this whole new political paradigm that we find ourselves in where Nazis are actually out in the open without their hoods and without hiding, killing Americans - I'm really sad". (more...)
Woman missing for month survives on berries, muddy water Woman missing for month survives on berries, muddy water
- August 17, 2017

They have not been charged in connection with her disappearance , according to AL.com , an Alabama news outlet. It shows her with matted hair and with a scratched and noticeably tan face, but smiling. Authorities said she wasn't familiar with the area and got lost in thousands of acres of isolated forest. Faulkner said he has no doubt that Theris' disappearance was genuine because no one would put themselves through the sort of ordeal that Theris appeared to endure. (more...)
400 killed, hundreds missing in devastating Sierra Leone mudslide (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) 400 killed, hundreds missing in devastating Sierra Leone mudslide (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
- August 16, 2017

Vice President Victor Foh told Reuters at the scene: "It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble". Red Cross details 300 were dead and 600 missing while a morgue assessment reveals about 400 people have lost lives. (more...)
New Trump Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Project Reviews New Trump Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Project Reviews
- August 16, 2017

Trump also said that he is looking to speed up the approval process by implementing a " One Federal Decision policy " that would assign a lead federal agency to each major project. Rafael Lemaitre, former director of public affairs at FEMA who worked on the Obama-era order, said Trump is undoing "the most significant action taken in a generation" to safeguard USA infrastructure. (more...)
'Multiple killed' by fallen tree at Portuguese festival 'Multiple killed' by fallen tree at Portuguese festival
- August 16, 2017

As a result of falling tree killed 11 people, 35 injured. TV footage from the scene shows police and firefighters stood near the uprooted tree along with Red Cross workers. Portugal's prime minister, Antonio Costa, tweeted: "I express my condolences to the victims of the accident in Madeira ". Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was expected to arrive Tuesday on the island, said the president of the regional government, Miguel Albuquerque. (more...)
Infighting & enemies: 5 things Scaramucci revealed to Stephen Colbert Infighting & enemies: 5 things Scaramucci revealed to Stephen Colbert
- August 16, 2017

Perhaps this would be more understandable if the president were more reserved. In April, Trump diminished Bannon's role to that of "a guy who works for me". "Now, listen, after he hit me so hard for three weeks he thought I was going to stab him with that", Scaramucci said. "Most people in this audience.have experienced some level of discrimination", he continued, "and so i find it disgusting and reprehensible, and I will renounce it every living day of my life". (more...)
Not taking any chances, Guam issues guidelines on surviving a nuclear attack Not taking any chances, Guam issues guidelines on surviving a nuclear attack
- August 15, 2017

Guam is a launching point for US strategic bombers that the North, virtually flattened by USA bombs during the 1950-53 Korean War, sees as particularly threatening . North Korea's military said on Thursday it was considering firing four intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) around Guam , home to several U.S. (more...)
China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from N. Korea China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from N. Korea
- August 15, 2017

An administration official contended that the possible investigation was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea. Despite Monday's expected action, Trump has so far refrained from making good on threats of retaliatory trade measures against China. (more...)
Tropical Storm Gert forms in Atlantic near Bermuda Tropical Storm Gert forms in Atlantic near Bermuda
- August 14, 2017

Gert has sustained winds of 40mph and gusts up to 50mph. A turn toward the north is forecast to occur Sunday night, followed by a turn to the north-northeast on Monday. Its forward speed was detected at 10 miles per hour toward the north-northwest. Stay tuned to News 5 on-air, online and be sure to follow the First Alert Storm Team on social media for the latest updates as we continue through this Hurricane Season. (more...)
McMaster Repeatedly Refuses to Say if He Can Work With Bannon McMaster Repeatedly Refuses to Say if He Can Work With Bannon
- August 14, 2017

When Stephanopoulos asked if there was anyone in the White House who would tell Trump the statement had been a mistake, Scaramucci noted that most of Trump's staff "may be reluctant to tell him the truth". On ABC's This Week, Scaramucci expressed dismay over the hold that someone like chief strategist Steve Bannon , as well as Bannon's former home of Breitbart News, has over Trump. (more...)
Venezuelan wants to meet Trump Venezuelan wants to meet Trump
- August 12, 2017

Maduro said he had also given orders, "if it can happen", for a face-to-face meeting to be organised with Trump when heads of state and government from around the world gather in NY on September 20. Venezuela's government is continuing to crack down on opponents with an order to arrest a fifth opposition mayor who has been promoting protests against President Nicolas Maduro . (more...)
Rail collision kills at least 36 in Egypt's Alexandria Rail collision kills at least 36 in Egypt's Alexandria
- August 12, 2017

People gather at the site of a train collision near Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. By nightfall, cranes aided by floodlights began to remove the wreckage off the tracks to allow rail traffic to resume. State television showed dozens of people crowding around the damaged train cars, with bodies strewn on the ground. The deadly incident reportedly took place in the Khorshid district on Alexandria's outskirts. (more...)
300 migrants pushed into Yemen sea; 56 dead 300 migrants pushed into Yemen sea; 56 dead
- August 11, 2017

The survivors told IOM that the smuggler pushed them after seeing people who looked like officials, the IOM's Yemen mission head Laurent de Boeck said . Migrants are braving the journey despite the war in Yemen as the violent conflict means there is no central authority to stop them travelling onward. (more...)
Venezuela's Constituent Assembly to Debate Economic Measures Venezuela's Constituent Assembly to Debate Economic Measures
- August 10, 2017

The constituents also approved Tuesday during their second session a decree of coexistence with the state's public powers, reiterating that they will not replace the National Assembly that is now led by the opposition. The situation became more acute with the installation of the Constituent Assembly last Friday, given that the body was not recognized by the Venezuelan opposition or by many governments and worldwide organizations. (more...)
Kenyans at the ballot to decide next president Kenyans at the ballot to decide next president
- August 09, 2017

Voting has begun in Kenya's election amid a huge military presence. People are voting in Kenya's general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. But with elections dictated largely by tribal alliances, Kenyatta might still have the votes he needs to win. She was able to vote at 06:00, when polling stations opened, and then opened her restaurant to serve breakfast to other voters. (more...)