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WW2 'blockbuster' bomb to force evacuation of 70000 in Frankfurt WW2 'blockbuster' bomb to force evacuation of 70000 in Frankfurt
- August 31, 2017

The evacuation will take place at 8 a.m. local time on Sunday, authorities said. The German media quotes the massive 4,000 pound bomb as having been given the nickname "Wohnblockknacker", or " Blockbuster " in English, during the war. (more...)
May visits Japan with 'lofty' goal of mirroring European Union trade deal May visits Japan with 'lofty' goal of mirroring European Union trade deal
- August 31, 2017

She also said Britain would later be able to change the terms of such trade deals. Agriculture, food and drink feature heavily among the19 US-EU agreements highlighted by Open Britain, including a fisheries convention for the north-west Atlantic, public health guarantees for beef, veal and pork, and agreements over the trade in bananas and duties on whiskies, gin and other spirits. (more...)
First lady Melania Trump offers support following Hurricane Harvey visit First lady Melania Trump offers support following Hurricane Harvey visit
- August 31, 2017

Earlier, we posted about Melania Trump receiving Twitter backlash for wearing stilettos as she departed the White House for Texas to tour the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey . She stepped off Air Force One wearing black pants and a white button up shirt, trading the stilettos for white tennis shoes. And even if she did keep her heels on, the internet's scrutiny of the first lady is an example of how women are critiqued more for their appearance than for their actions. (more...)
Liberal MP for Kiama Gareth Ward targeted in NY massage scam Liberal MP for Kiama Gareth Ward targeted in NY massage scam
- August 31, 2017

The Daily News said one of the boys began filming on his mobile phone, and demanded $1000 from Ward or "we're going to tell everyone we're minors". Mr Ward is the Liberal member for Kiama and the parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and the parliamentary secretary for education. (more...)
Local volunteers look to help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey Local volunteers look to help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey
- August 31, 2017

Boeing is active and engaged in Texas communities, contributing more than $3.2 million in charitable contributions in 2016. Actress Sandra Bullock announced on Wednesday that she will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey . (more...)
Trump May Step Away From Alabama Senate Race Trump May Step Away From Alabama Senate Race
- August 31, 2017

In the Republican primary earlier this month, Moore won 39 percent of the vote while odd received 33 percent, forcing a September 26 runoff for the seat, AL.com reported. McConnell and Republican donors have thrown millions behind odd in the election. The Strange money advantage has not translated so far into votes. The release marks the campaign's first direct attack against Moore, who led odd by 25,000 votes in the August 15 primary. (more...)
Trump calls Saudi King Salman, urges resolution for Qatar dispute Trump calls Saudi King Salman, urges resolution for Qatar dispute
- August 31, 2017

The crisis in Qatar's relations with the Arab states flared up in the beginning of this summer. A visit this week to the UAE and Qatar by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov showed no signs of having eased tensions among the Gulf Arab powers. (more...)
Wajid Zia records statement at NAB Lahore Wajid Zia records statement at NAB Lahore
- August 31, 2017

On July 28, the Supreme Court had ordered NAB to file a reference against Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar within six weeks. In reply to another question with regard to re-opening of the Hudaibiya case, the Rawalpindi DG NAB said it was a complex legal issue on which the courts had given the decision between 2011 and 2014. (more...)
Several Groups Plan Protests of Trump Visit Several Groups Plan Protests of Trump Visit
- August 31, 2017

With Congress due to return next week after the August recess, focus is turning to tax reform . Tax reform was at the core of Trump's economic proposals during his campaign and it's an issue that Trump feels he can effectively pitch to the public. (more...)
Zimmer hints starters may play Thursday Zimmer hints starters may play Thursday
- August 31, 2017

If the starters take the field on Thursday at home against the Miami Dolphins, there is the obvious increased chance for injury. Bridgewater has been spotted slinging the ball around the practice field, but Zimmer reminded reporters that there is more to being game ready than just throwing. (more...)
Senator Kamala Harris Says She'll Support a Single-Payer Health Care Bill Senator Kamala Harris Says She'll Support a Single-Payer Health Care Bill
- August 31, 2017

Thank you @KamalaHarris for your support. "This is about understanding, again, that health care should be a right, not a privilege". The term is synonymous with single-payer health care, a system in which the government operates health care financing, ending the need for insurance companies. (more...)
Broncos taking trade calls on Pro Bowl S TJ Ward
- August 31, 2017

T.J. has been a great player for us. "I haven't heard that about T.J.", Joseph said Tuesday, via The Denver Post. The financials might explain why Denver is sniffing around for a trade partner. [President of Football Operations/General Manager] Mr. [John] Elway and the guys upstairs they push this organization in a great direction and I'm going to go continue to make championship moves for us. (more...)
Indian Army set for reform initiatives Indian Army set for reform initiatives
- August 31, 2017

It's the job of military planners to strike a balance between the teeth and tail. This ratio stresses on enhancing operational capabilities in fast changing war fighting with stress on technology backed by a smaller support and administrative structure. (more...)
Donald Trump to visit Texas following devastating flooding Donald Trump to visit Texas following devastating flooding
- August 31, 2017

While the Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 67% of Republicans - and 76% of Democrats - think the government should achieve its policy goals without a shutdown, if it came down to it, 51% of Republicans said they would support a government shutdown over border wall funding. (more...)
New Autopsy Details Reveal How Missing Pregnant Woman Savanna Greywind Really Died New Autopsy Details Reveal How Missing Pregnant Woman Savanna Greywind Really Died
- August 31, 2017

Ms Greywind's body was found wrapped in plastic in the Red River, Minnesota on Sunday. A full report is not expected for weeks. Dawn Dyer, of Star, N.C., is one of six siblings of Brooke Crews, who's charged along with her boyfriend William Hoehn of conspiring to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and conspiring to kidnap her unborn child to claim as their own. (more...)
Trump's criticism of media an 'incitement for others to attack journalists' Trump's criticism of media an 'incitement for others to attack journalists'
- August 31, 2017

Zeid, a Jordanian prince, also said Trump had made concerning remarks about women, Mexicans, transgender people, and Muslims - and even went so far as to question his decision to pardon Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. "The demonization of the press is poisonous because it has consequences elsewhere", he opined. Reacting publicly for the first time to the recent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, Zeid denounced the racist and anti-semitic actions of neo-Nazi and white supremacists ... (more...)
Trump Declares Emergency for Louisiana as State Braces for Hurricane Harvey Trump Declares Emergency for Louisiana as State Braces for Hurricane Harvey
- August 31, 2017

Trump had already announced a disaster proclamation for Texas , parts of which have been devastated by the Category 4 storm. In the meantime, President Trump says the "focus must be life and safety". The storm first hit land late on Friday and has killed at least two people and forced 30,000 people to seek refuge in temporary shelters. The White House issued an official statement saying that the federal emergency declaration sanctions the allocation of additional resources to the ... (more...)
Surrey resident gunned down in his driveway outside his Cloverdale home Surrey resident gunned down in his driveway outside his Cloverdale home
- August 31, 2017

Pardeep Singh was found mortally injured seated in the driver's side of a vehicle parked at a home in the 6300 block of 166 Street at 8:45 p.m. "Investigators are working to determine motive, but believe that Mr. He said investigators are conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with witnesses to obtain further information. "The Surrey RCMP Professional Standards Unit initiated an investigation and forwarded all circumstances of the incident to the BC Prosecution Service for their ... (more...)
Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston
- August 31, 2017

The historic storm has ripped through Houston , leaving 30,000 people homeless and 14 people dead, and several celebrities, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Hart , and the Kardashians have stepped up to donate money to help with relief efforts. (more...)
Judge blocks implementation of controversial Texas law banning sanctuary cities Judge blocks implementation of controversial Texas law banning sanctuary cities
- August 31, 2017

In a 94-page ruling, Garcia wrote that there "is overwhelming evidence by local officials, including local law enforcement, that SB 4 will erode public trust and make many communities and neighborhoods less safe " and that "localities will suffer adverse economic consequences which, in turn, will harm the state of Texas". (more...)