Global Media


Palestinians protest Israel's installation of metal detectors at Jerusalem's Lions Gate
- July 22, 2017

Worshippers who refused to pass through the metal detectors chose instead to pray next to them. Police initially closed the holy site for an investigation that led them to believe that members of the Jordanian Waqf, the Muslim custodians of the site, aided the terrorists. (more...)
No Armenians among quake victims in Kos island, Greece No Armenians among quake victims in Kos island, Greece
- July 22, 2017

Buildings with damage included the old mosque and a 14th-century fortress at the entrance to the main port. Yilmaz expressed relief there had been no loss of life or anyone seriously injured by the quake on Turkish territory. At least two deaths have been reported. Rescuers were checking for trapped people inside houses after the quake struck in the middle of the night. While they may have woken up to scenes of destruction, a rescue operation is underway with the army supporting emergency ... (more...)
MI man wanted for 2 homicides in custody after search MI man wanted for 2 homicides in custody after search
- July 22, 2017

Witnesses say the 31-year-old woman was shot following an argument. Police say the suspect is considered armed and unsafe and last was seen driving a silver 2004 Chrysler Pacifica with a MI license plate. MLive.com reports that the victim was married to Patten's ex-wife. Investigators say the suspect knew both of the victims. The auto also has a skeleton family sticker on the back. (more...)
Studio Reveals Why Kermit the Frog Actor Was Fired Studio Reveals Why Kermit the Frog Actor Was Fired
- July 21, 2017

The actor said he had offered multiple remedies to two complaints Muppets Studio cited when informing him over the phone that he was being let go. According to sources, that conduct included tough contract negotiations and making liner notes to the executive producers of The Muppets . (more...)
Philip Morris International Inc (PM) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance Philip Morris International Inc (PM) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance
- July 21, 2017

American National Bank now owns 1,737 shares of the company's stock valued at $196,000 after buying an additional 287 shares in the last quarter. 04/18/2017 - Philip Morris International Inc had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen. (more...)
Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs
- July 21, 2017

However, Canada's Governor General went against acceptable royal etiquette on Wednesday by touching Her Majesty's elbow to "ensure she didn't slip" during her visit to Canada House with the Duke of Edinburgh. The Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch is adorned with 48 sapphires, part of the only sapphire deposit ever found in Canada in 2002. Johnston admitted breaking royal protocol by touching the arm of Queen Elizabeth during an engagement in London, though he said the gesture was motivated ... (more...)
Leaked BJP internal probe report nails Kerala leader for taking bribes Leaked BJP internal probe report nails Kerala leader for taking bribes
- July 21, 2017

According to the report, young BJP leader R S Vinod had confessed he had taken Rs 5.60 crore from the owner of a medical college. Shaji alleged that one Rakesh Sivaraman, posing as private secretary to the BJP state president, had introduced the middleman to him through Vinod. (more...)
China's top legislator meets Palestinian president China's top legislator meets Palestinian president
- July 21, 2017

Abbas, addressing the Chinese Academy of Governance in Beijing, said that he was ready to cooperate with China on setting up the appropriate mechanisms to achieve the initiative. We look forward to getting back to negotiations. Abbas's visit to China comes four months after Netanyahu visited the country. The two leaders signed economic, technical, cultural and capacity-building cooperation agreements. (more...)
Body not mine, says actress in nudity row Body not mine, says actress in nudity row
- July 21, 2017

The clip is a scene from the film that shows the heroine being stripped by a police officer played by actor P Ravishankar . After the news gone viral, Sanjjanaa has suddenly sprung a surprise by denying that she ever shot for any "nude scene", but gave a bold shot. (more...)
EasyJet Ups Profit Guidance As Third-Quarter Revenue Grows EasyJet Ups Profit Guidance As Third-Quarter Revenue Grows
- July 21, 2017

Total revenue per seat is up 2.2%, on a constant currency basis. EasyJet's revenue rose 16% in the third quarter to £1.39 billion, it announced today. Being principly established in the European Union rather than in the United Kingdom is one way for airlines to try to get around the strict rules that will apply after Brexit. (more...)
FIA Confirms Formula One Will Adopt Halo Protection In 2018 FIA Confirms Formula One Will Adopt Halo Protection In 2018
- July 21, 2017

The halo had stirred a backlash from the drivers who opined that the protection system was "plain ugly". "So these things have [a wide impact], particularly the Shield or the screen, you could hear [Vettel] saying that it was pushing his head forward and playing around with the aerodynamics quite significantly". (more...)
Number of terrorist attacks dropped worldwide
- July 21, 2017

Attacks increased in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan and Turkey. In terms of non-state actors, the Islamic State terrorist group remains the top terrorist threat in 2016, despite having lost a significant amount of territory, a trend that has accelerated into 2017. (more...)
Naresh Agarwal's remark create storm in RS; Jaitley, Anant lead the charge Naresh Agarwal's remark create storm in RS; Jaitley, Anant lead the charge
- July 21, 2017

Airlines have no authority to impose flying ban on anybody, including parliamentarians, and the law of the land should take its course, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said on Thursday. He had initially refused to apologise to the "contractors of the Hindu religion". As MLAs in Tamil Nadu got a raise of Rs. 50,000 in their salary members of parliament also raised the demand of a pay hike on Wednesday on a day when the house also discussed farmer distress later. (more...)
Thai Court Convicts General of Human Trafficking Thai Court Convicts General of Human Trafficking
- July 21, 2017

Throughout the marathon sentencing hearing dozens of people, including two police officers, were convicted of various offences, ranging from guarding the squalid migrant camps to trafficking and negligence. The suspects were indicted in July 2015 on 16 counts of violating the 2008 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, the 2003 Suppression of Participation in Transnational Networked Criminal Organisation Act, the immigration law and the Criminal Code. (more...)
Pres. Trump To Host Senate GOP Lunch To Talk Health Care Pres. Trump To Host Senate GOP Lunch To Talk Health Care
- July 21, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the repeal-only proposal Monday after conceding failure in the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare . Before the meeting with Mr. Trump, the plan was to vote on what appears to be the ORRA. Republicans are playing a game where they pretend like the President means something in public to keep his supporters off of their backs, while they privately treat him like a joke. (more...)
Six people killed in Kashmir cloudburst Six people killed in Kashmir cloudburst
- July 21, 2017

While 11 persons have been rescued from the debris, many others are feared trapped and the toll is likely to rise, police said. "Over a dozen persons have been rescued and the rescue operation is still going on", a police spokesman said. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today expressed grief over the loss of six lives in the cloudburst at Thatri area in Doda district here. Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were rescued from under the debris. (more...)
SC wonders whether privacy could be an absolute right SC wonders whether privacy could be an absolute right
- July 21, 2017

Contending that privacy is "multi-faceted and complex", Datar said it is for the state to regulate private players as it does in the case of stock market, drug pricing etc. Another senior advocate Shyam Divan also said privacy right was a fundamental right according to the "golden triangle" rule that comprised Article 14, 19 and 21. (more...)
Golden Retriever Gives Birth To Green Puppy, Named 'Forest' Golden Retriever Gives Birth To Green Puppy, Named 'Forest'
- July 21, 2017

Forest is one of nine puppies in the golden retriever, Rio's litter. This isn't the first time a green puppy has been born. "It was all hands on deck as the puppies started to arrive", Louise Sutherland said. "We couldn't believe it". "We've named him Forest". They all have a regular fur color. Sutherland said all of Rio's puppies are "growing like mushrooms", and that she is planning on placing all of them - but Forest - in loving homes. (more...)
Unilever Posts 3.3b Euros Income In First Half Unilever Posts 3.3b Euros Income In First Half
- July 21, 2017

Paul Polman, Unilever chief executive officer, said: " Our first half results show continued growth well ahead of our markets and a substantial step-up in profitability despite the persisting volatile global trading environment ". "C4G is making our business even more agile, less complex and increasingly responsive to fast-changing consumer trends. The resulting increase in innovation speed and effectiveness will allow us to grow ahead of market". (more...)
British Open 2017 leaderboard: Rory McIlroy battles back from poor start
- July 21, 2017

But the on-form Yank trio have been warned to look in their wing mirrors by a defiant McIlroy, who senses that his recovery from the brink of disaster could be the kick up the backside he needed. "The up and down was big", McIlroy said. Although decidedly subdued at the moment - he could only mumble "whatever" in response - McIlroy said Fitzgerald's prod "helped, it definitely helped. (more...)