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South China Sea needs cooperation, not outside interference South China Sea needs cooperation, not outside interference
- August 09, 2017

The Association of South East Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) and China hailed the adoption on Sunday of a negotiating framework for the code of conduct (COC) as progress towards preventing disputes. China has been the largest trading partner of ASEAN for the past eight consecutive years. "China is the nation that could turn the lights out once and for all in North Korea". (more...)
Rajnath Singh rebukes Rahul Gandhi for not following security protocol in Gujarat Rajnath Singh rebukes Rahul Gandhi for not following security protocol in Gujarat
- August 09, 2017

Rajnath Singh also said that adequate security arrangements were made for Rahul Gandhi's Gujarat visit. Mentioning the stone pelting on Rahul's auto in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, Kharge said: "He was visiting the flood affected area..." This was something that the local police had clarified soon after the attack as well. (more...)
Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar to more than $300M each Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar to more than $300M each
- August 09, 2017

Mega Millions' jackpot sits at $350 million. Powerball players have the same options, but tickets are $2 each. The Mega Millions drawing is televised every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Tickets cost $1 each - pay an extra $1 for the Megaplier feature and the value of a non-jackpot prize will increase by as much as 5 times the original value. (more...)
Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes? Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?
- August 09, 2017

Mr Jaitley (Finance Minister) said that the slight difference in the sizes and design of notes is possible and informed Congress that the government never asked for the two variant sets of Notes. "Mr Sibal has raised a serious issue". The Congress was backed by Janata Dal United, Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party leaders. Sibal mentioned that the standard size of the new currency notes as indicated on the official website of the Reserve Bank of India was 66 mm X 150 mm for Rs 500 ... (more...)
LeT militant from Pakistan killed in Kashmir's Pulwama LeT militant from Pakistan killed in Kashmir's Pulwama
- August 09, 2017

The operation concluded after two militants succeeded in fleeing away. The spokesperson said that as the joint team of security forces was carrying out the operation, the militants - believed to be three - opened fire triggering off the encounter. (more...)
Donald Trump's government told not to use the term 'climate change' Donald Trump's government told not to use the term 'climate change'
- August 09, 2017

The first email obtained by the Guardian , sent by NRCS Deputy Chief for Programs Jimmy Bramblett on January 24, advised of the new administration's "shift in perspective" with regard to climate change . "These records reveal Trump's active censorship of science in the name of his political agenda ", Meg Townsend, an attorney, told The Guardian . The NRCS is the federal office that oversees farmers' land conservation. (more...)
Manchester Airport Bomb Plot: Nadeem Muhammad Found Guilty of Possessing Explosives Manchester Airport Bomb Plot: Nadeem Muhammad Found Guilty of Possessing Explosives
- August 09, 2017

The 43-year-old Nadeem Muhammad meant to detonate the crude improvised explosive device on a flight to Italy in January, prosecutors said. During the trial it was revealed that security officers at the airport had not initially believed the bomb was viable and, after being questioned by counter terrorism police when the device was discovered, Muhammad was released and allowed to board another flight to Bergamo, near Milan, five days later. (more...)
U.S. fighter jet avoids collision with Iranian drone U.S. fighter jet avoids collision with Iranian drone
- August 09, 2017

Three days earlier in the gulf, the USS Thunderbolt fired multiple warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat believed to be operated by the IRGC. Central Command declared the incident "unsafe and unprofessional", calling it was a breach of worldwide maritime customs and laws. A statement released by the U.S. (more...)
Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls: Setback for Ahmed Patel as NCP backs BJP Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls: Setback for Ahmed Patel as NCP backs BJP
- August 09, 2017

The Congress says that the party whip will apply to Vaghela as well but the former Chief Minister says he will take a call today only. Shah has tried to muddy the waters by fielding a third candidate, a relative of rebel Congress leader Shankar Singh Vaghela , to take on Patel . (more...)
Military Bases Can Now Take Out Drones That Are Deemed 'Threats' Military Bases Can Now Take Out Drones That Are Deemed 'Threats'
- August 09, 2017

The policy would affect 133 military installations, the Department of Defense said. The full contents of the policy remain classified. Unclassified guidance has been sent out to all branches of the armed forces on how they can communicate this message with local communities. (more...)
NWS confirms EF-1 tornado in Salisbury NWS confirms EF-1 tornado in Salisbury
- August 09, 2017

Police say no injuries have been reported so far. The tornado overturned three cars, downed trees and damaged buildings. Officials say that no one was hurt at Salisbury University from Monday's possible tornado; however, significant damage was reported. (more...)
Trump to hold opioid briefing later Tuesday Trump to hold opioid briefing later Tuesday
- August 09, 2017

According to the White House, others participating in the opioid meeting include Richard Baum, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, First Lady Melania Trump , chief of staff John Kelly and senior advisers Jared Kushner and Kellyanne Conway. (more...)
Couple Buys Entire Street in Nancy Pelosi's Old San Francisco Neighborhood Couple Buys Entire Street in Nancy Pelosi's Old San Francisco Neighborhood
- August 09, 2017

Presidio Terrace was racially segregated and only whites could purchase property on the street until a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1948. The couple was able to buy the incredibly valuable private way for so little money because the neighborhood's homeowner's association repeatedly failed to pay a $14-a-year property tax bill, which led the city of San Francisco to auction the street to recoup lost revenue. (more...)
Trump gets big win on North Korea Trump gets big win on North Korea
- August 09, 2017

The president's remarks come on the same day as a report in The Washington Post that says us intelligence officials have concluded that North Korea has perfected a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of being fitted atop its ballistic missiles. (more...)
UI Hospitals and Clinics ranked No UI Hospitals and Clinics ranked No
- August 09, 2017

Hospitals are assessed in 16 specialties for the rankings. It was the eighth year in a row U.S. News named KU Hospital tops in the metro and the sixth year in a row it topped Kansas. Minnesota's Mayo Clinic kept its perch at No. 1 from previous year, followed respectively by the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital . “It is an honor to be ranked among the best, ” said Jeffrey Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer of Michigan Medicine. (more...)
Google Makes New Mark On Publishing With Stamp Project Google Makes New Mark On Publishing With Stamp Project
- August 09, 2017

In addition to Snapchat, Facebook Inc. has its Instant Articles platform and Apple Inc. has the Apple News app. The meaning of STAMP is ST stands for stories, and AMP stands for Google Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative. Stamp could serve as Google's answer to more and more people relying on Facebook for some primary sources of information, including news, feature articles, and others. (more...)
Duterte Visits Frontline Troops in Marawi
- August 09, 2017

US diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, who traveled to the Philippines, told reporters before the trip that alongside counter-terrorism, Tillerson would also be addressing human rights abuses with Duterte. Relations between the US and the Philippines deteriorated under the last administration as former President Obama often criticized the country's war on drugs. (more...)
Russia's Foreign Minister to hold talks with Chinese counterpart in Manila
- August 08, 2017

Japan has no diplomatic relations with North Korea. Tillerson met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on the final day of the Summit, with the pair telling media the outcome was 'good.' China appears to be less convinced, with editorials in state-overseen newspapers ranging acknowledging the need to end nuclear testing but also calling for South Korea and the USA to accept blame for the current situation. (more...)
At a military base in Israel helicopter: there are victims At a military base in Israel helicopter: there are victims
- August 08, 2017

The second pilot was evacuated to a hospital. Air force base in southern Israel during a training flight crashed military helicopter, one pilot was killed, the second seriously injured. The IAF is investigating the cause of the malfunction and have temporarily grounded the helicopter fleet. The Air Force therefore made a decision to shorten the life of the blades by 80% from 4,600 hours to 995 flight hours. (more...)
Mumbaikars distressed with BEST Workers' Union strike Mumbaikars distressed with BEST Workers' Union strike
- August 08, 2017

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) is a supposedly autonomous body under the BMC, but the Shiv Sena effectively runs it by virtue of its nominees to the BEST executive committee. In its budget past year, it ran up a deficit of Rs 590 crore and its losses have escalated to Rs 2500 crore. Around 36,000 BEST employees from nine unions stayed off duty, stranding almost 30 lakh residents of Mumbai who depend on the public transport buses for their daily commute. (more...)