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Rain stopped, but Mumbai is yet to get back on track! Rain stopped, but Mumbai is yet to get back on track!
- August 31, 2017

Following the critical conditions, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis tweeted and summarised advises, "it may take 48 hours more for the break on heavy rainfalls". People opened up their homes to strangers, using the hashtag #RainHosts, along with their contact details. "Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur... (more...)
Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to hip injury Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to hip injury
- August 30, 2017

Laver also admits that he is slightly surprised about Federer playing at such a high level in the latter part of his career, but believes that it is because of his approach in terms of focusing on fitness and his ability to switch off and focus on the other aspects of his life, mainly his family. (more...)
New laws: 'Gay panic' defense won't work in Illinois anymore New laws: 'Gay panic' defense won't work in Illinois anymore
- August 30, 2017

The Governor also signed the TRUST Act, a law that makes it illegal for law enforcement to stop, arrest, or detain a person due to their immigration status. "Provides that a law enforcement agency or official shall not detain or continue to detain any individual exclusively on the basis of any immigration detainer or administrative warrant, or otherwise comply with an immigration detainer or administrative warrant after that individual becomes eligible for release from custody". (more...)
Humane societies in Milwaukee ready to help pets impacted by Harvey Humane societies in Milwaukee ready to help pets impacted by Harvey
- August 30, 2017

We are grateful to all of our shelter partners on the ground for working around the clock with us to care for people and their pets. The Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure state and local emergency preparedness and evacuation plans include provisions for the care and shelter of pets. (more...)
Christie: Time Has Proven Texas Lawmakers to Be 'Hypocrites'
- August 30, 2017

So I think that President Trump has done an extraordinary job so far. Democrats and Republicans were eager to promise full cooperation. Now that Hurricane Harvey is currently ravaging their own state, however, many of these same Republicans are changing their tune. (more...)
Merkel stands by approach to refugee crisis Merkel stands by approach to refugee crisis
- August 30, 2017

She said the SPD, junior partner in Merkel's current coalition government, had also ruled out governing with the anti-immigrant AfD, but had not issued any clear statements on whether it would work with the Left party. Among the measures proposed were European Union funds to create jobs, assist with border policing and provide "humane care" in Libya. But Merkel, who is viewed as perhaps the most powerful politician on her continent, appeared to be calling for greater involvement around Europe. (more...)
Houston officer Steve Perez drowns in flood while heading to work
- August 30, 2017

Perez then followed protocol and attempted to drive to the secondary station in Houston's Kingwood neighborhood, Acevedo said. Acevedo said that when roll call was taken Monday morning, authorities noticed Perez was missing. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he was "taking a look at" reports of the officer's death. The sergeant was assigned to the department's traffic enforcement division. (more...)
Kenya has toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40000 fine Kenya has toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40000 fine
- August 29, 2017

But manufacturers of the bags have argued that 80,000 jobs could be lost. On its part, the Greenpeace Africa's Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi has said the decision by the Kenyan government to implement the plastic bags ban is laudable. (more...)
CBS to Acquire Struggling Australian Broadcaster Ten Network CBS to Acquire Struggling Australian Broadcaster Ten Network
- August 29, 2017

United States broadcaster CBS has agreed to buy the struggling Ten Network , one of Australia's three commercial channels that was placed in voluntary administration in June after running into financial troubles. The Australian insolvency advisers made the announcement Sunday. It also will have the ability to launch its video on demand subscription service known as CBS All Access , through the existing infrastructure of Ten. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey relief efforts getting assist from NYPD, FDNY
- August 28, 2017

According to the Red Cross, hundreds of volunteers from all over the United States are already on the ground in Texas, and thousands more will be deployed in the coming weeks. "We are putting a quick program together that potentially could have people in Texas very swiftly". The task force anticipates the main focus of this mission will be rescuing people and pets from flood waters. (more...)
Dozens Die in Riots Following Indian Spiritual Guru's Rape Conviction Dozens Die in Riots Following Indian Spiritual Guru's Rape Conviction
- August 28, 2017

Singh's conviction in a rape case is the latest in a series of cases involving spiritual leaders who have been accused of sexually abusing followers, amassing untaxed money and finding favor with politicians. However, thousands of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect descended onto the streets, protesting his innocence. Mobile internet services were cut in Haryana last Thursday, and the ban has been extended for a further 48 hours. (more...)
Baltimore man among 3 more charged in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally Baltimore man among 3 more charged in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally
- August 28, 2017

A third man, identified as Alex Michael Ramos , was charged with malicious wounding. Video captured a group of white men - including 18-year-old Daniel Borden - savagely pounding on Harris with metal flag poles, umbrellas and plastic shields, reports the NY Daily News . (more...)
Labour's Brexit policy shifts towards transitional deal
- August 28, 2017

Labour have decided on a significant Brexit policy shift, supporting continued single market membership after the negotiation period is over. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's office confirmed that the proposals had been agreed with him and were official policy. (more...)
Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra flees country as ten-year jail term looms Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra flees country as ten-year jail term looms
- August 27, 2017

Critics say they were effectively a means of vote buying, while Yingluck supporters welcomed them and argue the case against her is politically motivated. "If this is the case, the government must hunt down the traitor and punish the person, otherwise the NCPO will end up being the defendant", Veera said, using the acronym for the National Council for Peace and Order, as the junta calls itself. (more...)
Iraq says victory over IS in Tal Afar is near Iraq says victory over IS in Tal Afar is near
- August 27, 2017

Tal Afar is about 150 kilometers, or 93 miles, from Syria's border and it's among the last IS-held towns in Iraq . It experienced cycles of sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi'ites after the USA -led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and has produced some of Islamic State's most senior commanders. (more...)
Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Sebastian Gorka Resigns From White House Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Sebastian Gorka Resigns From White House
- August 27, 2017

Mr Arpaio, 85, lost a bid for re-election in Arizona's Maricopa County in November after 24 years in office. Arpaio was known for his severe stance on undocumented immigrants and for investigating unfounded claims into President Barack Obama's citizenship. (more...)
U.S. service member missing after military helicopter crashes off Yemen's coast U.S. service member missing after military helicopter crashes off Yemen's coast
- August 27, 2017

The crash took place during a scheduled training mission, while us forces have been conducting strikes against the al Qaeda terrorist group in the region. There have been a number of aviation mishaps involving U.S military aircraft in the past few months. It's unclear what caused the Black Hawk to crash. (more...)
Justin Trudeau defends his government's response to immigration issue Justin Trudeau defends his government's response to immigration issue
- August 26, 2017

Of those who have arrived this year, almost 7,000 have arrived just since July, the vast majority at an unofficial crossing point between Quebec and NY. He says he found information about crossing into Canada online. "But we never put up those tent cities before, like they're doing now in Quebec", said Sharma. (more...)
Deadly Attack Hits Kabul Mosque
- August 26, 2017

Four attackers attacked Imam Zaman Mosque in Kabul; the attackers had police uniforms, says an eye witness: Afghan media. The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for an attack that is underway on a Shiite mosque in Kabul . (more...)
Trump Targets New Venezuelan Debt in Latest Round of Sanctions Trump Targets New Venezuelan Debt in Latest Round of Sanctions
- August 26, 2017

The executive order also allows debt financing for exports of food, medicine and other humanitarian goods. The administration imposed sanctions on more than a dozen senior Venezuelan officials, and personally sanctioned Maduro, freezing any of his assets subject to USA jurisdiction. (more...)