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USA successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile USA successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile
- August 30, 2017

Earlier this week, an intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as a Hwasong-12, was sacked over Japan. Wednesday's move by the US came after a series of North Korean missile tests and threats by Kim Jong Un. The test marks the second time that an SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target. The Aegis Baseline 9.C2 weapon system has been specifically designed for ballistic missile defense, and along with an earlier version, Baseline ... (more...)
Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour Party leader Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour Party leader
- August 30, 2017

In her resignation letter to the chair of the Scottish Labour Party, Ms Dugdale writes: I've given this task all that I have. "I want to thank Kez for her tireless service to our party and movement, and look forward to campaigning with her in future". (more...)
Buses evacuate Islamic State fighters from key border region Buses evacuate Islamic State fighters from key border region
- August 30, 2017

It also emphasized that Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region will fully cooperate with the Iraqi army to face any possible threats. The cease-fire paved the way for Hezbollah to broker the evacuation deal for the ISIS militants to be bused from a border crossing in Syria's western Qalamoun region to the militant-held town of al-Bukamal in eastern Deir Ezzor. (more...)
Changes on the way for Labor Day weekend Changes on the way for Labor Day weekend
- August 30, 2017

There will be a sharp east-west divide in the areas that receive lots of rain versus the areas that will not see very much more at all. FRIDAY: Some early morning showers and storms may linger, but models have come into more agreement that Harvey will be exiting our area by the time the sun rises on Friday. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud Featured font size — SCAM ALERT Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud Featured font size — SCAM ALERT
- August 30, 2017

When disaster hits, it's human nature to want to help. She closes out her plea with a Bible quote directing potential givers to trust in the Lord. No money should ever be wired to a person claiming to be from a charity , nor should cash be sent in the mail. (more...)
Why MBBS course fee Tk 19.9 lakh Why MBBS course fee Tk 19.9 lakh
- August 30, 2017

According to the order, the students who has already got admissions in colleges will have to arrange for additional bank guarantees.The SC also revoked its temporary permission to a few self-financing colleges, which had not entered into a pact with the government to collect Rs 11 lakh fee. (more...)
Trump declares state of emergency for Louisiana
- August 30, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey has dumped 49.2 inches of rain at Mary's Creek at Winding Road between August 25 and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Edwards. Gusts up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) are predicted for coastal areas and up to 40 miles per hour (65 kph) in Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor. (more...)
Tot found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey Tot found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Officers pulled the child and the mother into the boat and got them to the area of the 3700 block of Bayou. Two police officers and fire rescue officers used a rubber boat to reach the pair and managed to drag them onto the boat. A 64-year-old man was found dead and buried under a foot of debris in a Houston clock fix shop on Tuesday. Harvey has drawn comparisons with Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans 12 years ago, killing 1,800 people and causing an estimated $108 billion in ... (more...)
As Harvey Hits Texas, New Orleans Also Worried
- August 30, 2017

In New Orleans , where flash floods August 5 revealed drainage pump problems, Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged vigilance, saying improvements continue but the system remains below full capacity. The city's fire department has given out 35,800 sandbags to residents, Landrieu said. The pumps vary in size and capacity; some are as big as a garage and more than a century old. (more...)
Aizaz ignores Basit's 'disgusting' letter Aizaz ignores Basit's 'disgusting' letter
- August 30, 2017

Pakistani media speculated that Basit wrote that letter to Chaudhry as he was annoyed at being twice passed over for the position of foreign secretary . It also envisages greater Indian role in Afghanistan, stoking Pakistan's worst fears of being sandwiched between two hostile borders. Sharif was criticised for that in Pakistan. (more...)
Warming up today with a stray shower possible Warming up today with a stray shower possible
- August 30, 2017

Two ridges of high pressure flanked Hurricane Harvey , causing it to virtually stall along the Texas coast where it's producing record rainfall. Since it has been so dry, we don't anticipate any flooding issues. We could see 2-5+ inches from this system. The National Weather Service says a wet weather system associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey will bring a period of showers and downpours to the Lehigh Valley this Labor Day weekend . (more...)
White House releases plans for President Trump's visit Wednesday White House releases plans for President Trump's visit Wednesday
- August 30, 2017

It could be a tough sell for the president as he fights with saturation coverage of Hurricane Harvey and as Democrats prepare to frame Trump's approach as a giveaway to corporate fat cats and the nation's richest taxpayers. Personal income tax brackets would be reduced to three rates of 10%, 25% and 35% under the White House proposal. White House officials said that the president wanted to strike a serious tone and highlight a manufacturing business, rather than hold a large campaign-style ... (more...)
Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact
- August 30, 2017

Overall, Louisiana has about five to nine inches of rain so far, and western Louisiana could get another 10 to 20 inches of rain, meteorologists say. Both government bodies are now authorized to coordinate disaster relief efforts and provide all necessary measures in order to save people from Harvey, including setting up storm shelters and protecting citizens' property from theft. (more...)
Harvey Making Louisiana Landfall Early Wednesday Morning Harvey Making Louisiana Landfall Early Wednesday Morning
- August 30, 2017

Elsewhere, Harvey is expected to produce total rain amounts of 5 to 15 inches farther east across south-central Louisiana. Harvey is projected to bring gusts up to 45 miles per hour (70 kph) in coastal areas and gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (55 kph) in Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor. (more...)
5 things you need to know now 5 things you need to know now
- August 30, 2017

Landrieu said because of the "uncertainty of the warnings that we have had with the flash floods, with the potential rain bands and our diminished capacity, the better part of wisdom is for everybody to stay home and to protect life and property". (more...)
Oil prices soften as market assesses hurricane damage
- August 30, 2017

Harvey has dumped at least 51.88 inches of rain in Cedar Bayou, Texas, marking the highest rainfall of any single storm in the continental U.S. "So we are trying to focus on preparing for and responding to the storm here in Louisiana, but also trying to help our neighbor in Texas". (more...)
Scammers trying to take advantage of your generosity to Hurricane Harvey victims Scammers trying to take advantage of your generosity to Hurricane Harvey victims
- August 30, 2017

Avoid groups that have names that resemble better-known organizations or have high-pressure techniques, like asking you to donate immediately. The red cross, united way , or the local food bank? Click on " Hurricane Harvey " under "Hot Topics". (more...)
Just 16 percent like the way Trump conducts himself as president Just 16 percent like the way Trump conducts himself as president
- August 30, 2017

Pew asked respondents whether they generally agreed with Trump's positions on issues and whether they generally approved of his conduct in office. In June, The Hill published a piece with the open statement, "Democrats say they'd like Hillary Clinton to take a cue from former President Obama and step out of the spotlight". (more...)
Japan, South Korea seek stronger UN resolution against North Korea Japan, South Korea seek stronger UN resolution against North Korea
- August 30, 2017

Though this time the President struck a noticeably more measured tone than some of his previous statements despite another apparent escalation from Pyongyang. "And perhaps we are seeing a pathway in the near future to having some dialogue". "So I think from that perspective, they were very careful in order to accomplish their goal of testing range but do it in a way that doesn't provoke military reaction". (more...)
Bhutan welcomes end of Doklam standoff between India and China Bhutan welcomes end of Doklam standoff between India and China
- August 30, 2017

They crossed over to prevent the extension of an existing road by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Residents in the border town of Damthang told The Indian Express that many herders had been told by PLA patrols to turn back this summer from high-altitude grazing grounds they had used for generations - a move that may have been created to put pressure on Bhutan. (more...)

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