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Lebanon under heavy attack by Hezbollah, Syrian regime Lebanon under heavy attack by Hezbollah, Syrian regime
- July 23, 2017

Tyab explained, "They essentially want to prevent any of the fighters...from coming into the area", and in preparation, the Lebanese army has set up a perimeter area to block armed rebel groups from Syria potentially crossing the border into Lebanon. (more...)
Row over price of morning-after pill forces Boots apology Row over price of morning-after pill forces Boots apology
- July 23, 2017

Launched by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) the group said it was "delighted" by Boots' apology and pledge to drop the cost. In a letter seen by the Guardian to BPAS from Marc Donovan , chief pharmacist of Boots UK, the store said it had considered the issue very carefully, but pointed out that the pill is already available for free in community pharmacies and NHS services. (more...)
Putin says yet to decide whether to run for president again Putin says yet to decide whether to run for president again
- July 23, 2017

Presidential terms were extended from four to six years in 2011, only a year before Putin emerged victorious in the presidential race. Mr Putin has been President of Russian Federation since 2000, apart from a stint as Prime Minister between 2008 and 2012. (more...)
Kushner adds 77 undisclosed assets worth $10.6M to report Kushner adds 77 undisclosed assets worth $10.6M to report
- July 23, 2017

The Times also reported that Kushner , who remains heavily invested in his family's multibillion dollar real estate businesses, filed an updated form along with his wife. Trump gave up her right to performance-linked payments from three Trump real estate companies and instead receives fixed payments totaling $1.5 million a year. (more...)
Kerala Congress MLA arrested for rape Kerala Congress MLA arrested for rape
- July 23, 2017

The police are yet to record the woman's statement, as she is still under treatment. Kovalam MLA M Vincent was arrested by the Kerala police on Saturday on charges of rape . The alleged rape came to light after the woman attempted to kill herself on Wednesday. On Friday, rape charge was added after the victim told the police and a magistrate court about the alleged sexual assault by the MLA. (more...)
Unemployment Numbers Show Slight Upturn in North Texas Area Unemployment Numbers Show Slight Upturn in North Texas Area
- July 23, 2017

Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced that Pensacola added 3,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The county unemployment rate is not seasonally-adjusted. Statewide, the Texas economy expanded in June for the 12th straight month, with the addition of 40,200 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission announced in a news release. (more...)
U.S. blocks $350 million aid to Pakistan U.S. blocks $350 million aid to Pakistan
- July 23, 2017

The funds being withheld is part of a Pentagon program called Coalition Support Fund, which aims to reimburse U.S. allies and partners for their counterterrorism operations, Xinhua news agency reported. This is $10 billion fewer than the amount earmarked for fiscal year 2017, when counting additional funds provided last year in the Security Assistance Appropriations Act. (more...)
Chad Collins misses 59 chance, leads Barbasol Championship Chad Collins misses 59 chance, leads Barbasol Championship
- July 23, 2017

In the history of the PGA Tour , the lowest single round score is 58 carded by Jim Furyk past year, while eight golfers have made 59. Justin Thomas, in Hawaii, and Adam Hadwin, in California, shot 59s in January. He was 4 under with five holes to play. He now sits at -15 for the tournament, four shots ahead of his nearest competition. He had a chance to break the course record of 59 but just missed his birdie putt on the 17th. (more...)
Crime Rates Rise By 10 Percent Across England And Wales Crime Rates Rise By 10 Percent Across England And Wales
- July 23, 2017

These accelerating crime rates across the nation correlate with declining numbers of police officers on the streets, following government cuts to police funding. John Campion said the figures, which also showed a sharp rise in the number of violent offences being dealt with by police, were in line with the national figure, and that the public should be assured that the police were working hard to protect the public. (more...)
Maui Unemployment Rate at 3.2% in June Maui Unemployment Rate at 3.2% in June
- July 23, 2017

It estimates the number of Californians holding jobs in June was 18,237,000, a decrease of 21,000 from May, up 198,000 from the employment total in June of a year ago. Five industry sectors reported job declines over the month, down a total of 22,900 jobs. The revision was driven by larger-than-reported employment in six sectors, most significantly trade, transportation and utilities (revised upward by 3,200 jobs), professional and business services (revised upward by 3,100 jobs), and leisure ... (more...)
J&K: Scuffle between Army personnel and Police in Ganderbal district, case registered J&K: Scuffle between Army personnel and Police in Ganderbal district, case registered
- July 23, 2017

The policemen told the armymen that there were strict directions not to allow any movement of yatra vehicles after the cut-off time. Policemen at Sonamarg sent a message to the next checkpost at Gund to stop the vehicles, said the official, recapping what had happened. (more...)
White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up
- July 23, 2017

According to the New York Times , White House chief of staff Reince Priebus objected to Mr Scaramucci's appointment over concerns about his overseas investment. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russian Federation investigations and ahead of a health care showdown. (more...)
Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi still alive: USA defence secretary Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi still alive: USA defence secretary
- July 23, 2017

Trump did not say anything further about the claim, but CBS News reported Saturday morning that his tweet came roughly 20 minutes after Fox News' " Fox and Friends " aired a segment about leaks. Tony Thomas at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, where he told Fox News correspondent Catherine Herridge that a USA special operations team failed to carry out a hit on Al-Baghdadi in 2015 after a lead was leaked. (more...)
Farooq Abdullah wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue Farooq Abdullah wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue
- July 23, 2017

Mr. Abdullah on Friday sought the help of the US and China "to mediate over the Kashmir issue". Speaking to the media, Mufti said, "America, China should do their own job". Mehbooba's statements came in response to Abdullah's remarks suggesting that third party countries like China and USA should mediate in the Kashmir issue. (more...)
Military officials to brief Trump on deployed forces, Afghanistan and ISIS Military officials to brief Trump on deployed forces, Afghanistan and ISIS
- July 23, 2017

This means that the $350 million left of the Coalition Support Funds (CSF) has been moved to other accounts, according to Stump. "This decision does not prejudge the conclusions of the White House review of South Asia strategy, which is still ongoing", he said. (more...)
Congress extends martial law in Mindanao until year-end Congress extends martial law in Mindanao until year-end
- July 23, 2017

For the two chambers, the total votes cast in favour of the extension stood at 261 compared to 18 against, which indicated the huge numerical superiority that Duterte allies enjoy in the House and the Senate. He was ousted in a "people power" revolt in 1986. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in a statement, said the Palace is glad that Congress was able to see the gravity of the threat of terrorism in Mindanao. (more...)
Mahmoud Abbas freezes contact with Israel over al-Aqsa
- July 23, 2017

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday denounced as "excessive" the use of force by Israeli security forces in deadly clashes over sensitive Jerusalem holy site. "We reject the so-called e-gates as political measures disguised by a security cover to control the Al-Aqsa Mosque and evade the peace process", Abbas stated. (more...)
Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances
- July 22, 2017

In 2008, he sued the bank for $3 billion after he defaulted on a loan for Trump Tower Chicago, using a novel legal theory that he shouldn't be held to the terms of his contract due to Deutsche Bank's involvement in the broader financial crisis. (more...)
Chief justice: Situation of Polish courts 'extremely worrying' Chief justice: Situation of Polish courts 'extremely worrying'
- July 22, 2017

The new law is part of the ruling party's drive to reorganize all levels of Poland's judiciary. Public protests are planned for Thursday evening. "Today, where the government has begun to make the activities of Poland's supreme court as well as those of the council managing the courts subject to its own, it is clear that we're looking at a general attempt to limit the independence of Poland's judiciary as a whole", Pikamäe said. (more...)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to visit Telford today Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to visit Telford today
- July 22, 2017

The Liberal Democrats could expect 9 per cent support were an election held tomorrow, the Greens two per cent and UKIP three per cent. A CfS spokesman said: "In Scotland, we looked more like Jim Murphy's Labour Party than Jeremy Corbyn's - and that isn't a good look". (more...)