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Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accident Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accident
- August 28, 2017

The six had been roped together when they fell, while around 2,000 metres up the mountain, in a very remote area. It also wasn't clear how exactly the five persons died. A mountain guide who observed the incident notified the authorities who sent rescue crews and helicopters. Ritter said the climbers fell about 1,000 feet into a glacier . (more...)
Pakistan PM Says Trump Strategy For Afghanistan 'Will Not Work' Pakistan PM Says Trump Strategy For Afghanistan 'Will Not Work'
- August 28, 2017

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reassured Afghan side that Pakistan is open to any suggestion that facilitate peace in Afghanistan. "But, certainly there is an expectation that we'll start to see some changes in the very near future", the official said when asked if the Trump administration has set a time line for progress in action being taken by Pakistan against the terrorist groups. (more...)
'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again 'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again
- August 28, 2017

The BBC News quoting USA military said that the recent launch did not threaten the United States and its territory, adding that such test usually conducted following military exercise of South Korea involving the US. Seoul said the war games will continue "even more thoroughly" in response to the launch, reports The Associated Press. North Korean state-run media said the country's military could strike the USA at any time and that neither Guam, Hawaii nor the U.S. (more...)
Breakthrough in Doklam stand-off, India and China agree to disengage troops Breakthrough in Doklam stand-off, India and China agree to disengage troops
- August 28, 2017

China and India have agreed to end a lengthy stand-off at the Sikkim border that began in June, said the government today. The Chinese Foreign Ministry claimed on Friday that India is contradicting its own stand on the border road building by constructing a road near the Pangong Lake in Ladakh near the Indo-Chinese border. (more...)
Swine Flu death toll in Odisha climbs to 26 Swine Flu death toll in Odisha climbs to 26
- August 28, 2017

The swine flu toll in Gujarat has reached 316 since January this year, with ten more deaths reported on Friday. The State's health and family welfare department had earlier issued guidelines for hospitals for treatment of patients hit by the H1N1 virus. (more...)
Samsung heir found guilty of perjury, embezzlement, bribery Samsung heir found guilty of perjury, embezzlement, bribery
- August 28, 2017

Samsung Group also has interests ranging from drugs and home appliances to insurance and hotels. Korean KoonAng Daily - a company known for close ties with the Samsung Group - stated , "Samsung lawyers will have a good case for an appeal", and that " No companies can resist such blunt demands from a president who has the final say in economic policy ". (more...)
Refugees 'going on holidays' must stop - says Merkel Refugees 'going on holidays' must stop - says Merkel
- August 28, 2017

Her mother had migrated from Ghana to Germany. When large numbers of asylum seekers walked from Hungary through Austria to Bavaria, she pointed out that "Germany's borders were open and we decided not to close them". On Saturday, a crowd of protesters was yelling and whistling at her during the 30-minute speech in Quedlinburg, a town in Saxony-Anhalt. In her Sunday interview with Die Welt, Merkel said she would not be deterred from campaigning by some angry "hecklers". (more...)
French Foreign, Defence ministers visit Iraq French Foreign, Defence ministers visit Iraq
- August 28, 2017

Coalition air strikes helped Iraqi forces drive IS out of the northern city of Mosul, the extremists' self-declared capital in Iraq, after a nine-month battle, dealing a major blow to the militant group. Also, Paris sees that Iraq now faces three main political challenges: "The Kurdish upcoming referendum and its repercussions at the regional and internal levels, the government's capacity to implement a reconciliatory policy that could gather all elements of the Iraqi society, and finally an ... (more...)
PSG want to PSG want to "f*** Barca" by chasing Arsenal target Seri
- August 28, 2017

Barcelona are eager to add to their squad before the transfer window closes, especially following Neymar's departure. Seri, who has also been tracked by several Premier League clubs this summer including Arsenal , Liverpool and Tottenham, had been expected to complete a €40m (£36m) move to the Camp Nou this week after his representatives agreed a four-year contract with Barça officials. (more...)
Red Cross of East Texas prepared to head to disaster areas Red Cross of East Texas prepared to head to disaster areas
- August 28, 2017

The National Weather Service is calling the event "unprecedented", noting 15 to 25 inches of rainfall, with some areas of Southeastern Texas potentially receiving as much as 50 inches. The feature also allows Facebook users to see where people have checked-in on the map. Below is Tim Cook's tweet on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, while you can donate via this link . (more...)
Volunteers headed to help Harvey victims Volunteers headed to help Harvey victims
- August 28, 2017

The National Weather Service is calling the event "unprecedented", noting 15 to 25 inches of rainfall, with some areas of Southeastern Texas potentially receiving as much as 50 inches. Harvey will continue to produce large amounts of rain over the next several days, Red Cross officials said in a statement. Trailers full of shelter supplies including cots and blankets-enough to support more than 20,000 people-are arriving in Texas. (more...)
D-day for Manohar Parrikar; counting begins at 8 D-day for Manohar Parrikar; counting begins at 8
- August 28, 2017

In the 40-member Goa assembly, a negative outcome in Panaji could seriously affect the stability of the BJP-led government and the Congress could make a bid to form the government. A total of eight candidates contested the election in the constituency, which has approximately 300,000 electors. Vishwajit was elected from Valpoi on a Congress ticket. (more...)
Body of missing 22-year-old Savanna Greywind found Body of missing 22-year-old Savanna Greywind found
- August 28, 2017

The kayakers notified law enforcement and at the same time a search party was searching a farmstead right down the road by the bridge. Her body will be taken to the Ramsay County Examiner. Then on Thursday, police found a 2-day-old baby in her apartment building. Stay with KVRR Local News for the latest information in this case. Both have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. (more...)
Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Biddeford Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Biddeford
- August 28, 2017

An active search for a boater is underway in Long Island Sound off West Haven after a Sunday morning boating accident. His condition has not been released. (more...)
Guatemala court blocks expulsion of United Nations anti-graft chief Guatemala court blocks expulsion of United Nations anti-graft chief
- August 28, 2017

Engel, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Sunday that the USA government "must examine the future of our foreign assistance" to Guatemala in light of Morales's decision. The statement says the commission "has played a vital role in the fight against impunity" in Guatemala and says the expulsion harms the commission's ability to achieve its mandate. (more...)
Travailleurs détachés : Emmanuel Macron revient sur sa position Travailleurs détachés : Emmanuel Macron revient sur sa position
- August 28, 2017

Florent Parmentier: Emmanuel Macron a, il est vrai, affiché très clairement l'objectif principal qu'il donne à ce déplacement européen, avec un franc parler assumé. Varsovie refuse de durcir la directive européenne sur les travailleurs détachés . La Commission européenne et plusieurs Etats membres souhaitent qu'elle soit conclusive. (more...)
College Football Playoff predictions College Football Playoff predictions
- August 28, 2017

Fisher has been known as a quarterback guru and an outstanding offensive mind while Saban's teams have been regarded for the physical play and ridiculous amount of defensive talent. Nick Saban and Urban Meyer have held the #National Championship Trophy at the end of 8 of the last 14 seasons, including 7 of the last 11. He has running back Saquon Barkley, who many believe to be the top running back in next year's National Football League draft, returning behind him, after rushing for ... (more...)
ITunes is accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief ITunes is accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief
- August 28, 2017

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides global humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. (more...)
Ram Rahim Sentencing Tomorrow - Mobile Internet Blocked in Punjab & Haryana Ram Rahim Sentencing Tomorrow - Mobile Internet Blocked in Punjab & Haryana
- August 28, 2017

They were produced before the court on Saturday which sent them to seven-day police custody, said Singh. While the sects headquarter is located in Sirsa in Haryana , its biggest congregation centre in Punjab is at Salabtpura in Bathinda. Section 144 imposed in Uttarakhand's Nainital and Noida, Ghaziabad and Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. Giving more details, he said among the centres which have been locked included 13 in Ambala, 10 in Kurukshetra and 8 in Yamunanagar. (more...)
Hundreds trapped in '500-year flood' after Harvey dumps rain on Texas Hundreds trapped in '500-year flood' after Harvey dumps rain on Texas
- August 28, 2017

The National Weather Service in Houston issued a sobering message about how serious the situation is becoming in the area. "Only call if in imminent danger". Several bayous are out of their banks or close to it. At least two people have died as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain on Southeast Texas. (more...)

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