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Verdict in Benazir murder case likely today Verdict in Benazir murder case likely today
- August 31, 2017

One of the accused Aitzaz Shah's lawyer told the court that the FIA's probe had many defects. The verdicts are the first to be issued in the case, and come almost 10 years after her death. The Musharraf administration was blamed for failure to provide security to Benazir Bhutto , the leader of Pakistan Peoples Party. The two cops who were awarded 17 years in jail along with a fine include former Rawalpindi CPO deputy inspector general of police Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town ... (more...)
Sensex Down by 43 Points at 31602, Nifty Low at 9877 Sensex Down by 43 Points at 31602, Nifty Low at 9877
- August 31, 2017

On Wednesday, the 30-share Sensex closed at 31,646.46, up 258.07 points or 0.82 per cent with big guns RIL, ITC , HDFC , L&T and HDFC Bank advanced. On the other hand, Mahindra & Mahindra (1.28%), NTPC (0.30%), Cipla (0.19%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.16%), and Infosys (0.10%) were the major losers in the Sensex. (more...)
Sensex ends 84 points up, Nifty crosses 9900 after volatile trading session Sensex ends 84 points up, Nifty crosses 9900 after volatile trading session
- August 31, 2017

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 31,627.50 points, down by 18.96 points, or 0.06 per cent. Indian stock markets opened higher today snapping the yesterday's major slump of above 1% in both the benchmark indices. PSU bank and pharma index led among the sectoral losers. A blockbuster start to GST brought back stock market optimism on Wednesday as the Sensex surged 258 points and the Nifty closed above 9,800 on improved risk appetite after US President Donald Trump's measured approach ... (more...)
Houston police chief: 2000 people rescued in Harvey recovery efforts Houston police chief: 2000 people rescued in Harvey recovery efforts
- August 31, 2017

Officials say 30,000 people are expected to be housed in emergency shelters as the flooding is expected to worsen in the coming days. Perez, a 60-year-old sergeant with more than three decades on the Houston police force, died in the flood waters after leaving his home on Sunday morning - making him one of at least 12 people killed since Harvey crashed into the Texas coast on Friday as a major hurricane. (more...)
Qataris, Iranians travel to Saudi for Hajj despite tensions Qataris, Iranians travel to Saudi for Hajj despite tensions
- August 31, 2017

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and all good Muslims with the necessary physical capacity and financial resources must make the pilgrimage at least once. Around 1,8 million Muslims from across the world have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia at sunset on Wednesday. Pilgrims travel to the village of Mina to again pray and read from the Quran. (more...)
Tropical storm likely to form off southeast United States coast on Monday-NHC Tropical storm likely to form off southeast United States coast on Monday-NHC
- August 31, 2017

Storm surge will be 1 to 3 feet above ground level during high tides in Jefferson County, and Cameron and Vermilion Parishes today and tomorrow. "We could get a minor tropical system", Sovine said. Regardless of whether we call it "Irma" or not, the coastal low will still bring rain and gusts to the Carolinas and eastern Virginia as if it were a weak Nor'easter. (more...)
Blake Lively Is Surprisingly Open To 'Gossip Girl' Revival Blake Lively Is Surprisingly Open To 'Gossip Girl' Revival
- August 31, 2017

Given that Lively has gone on to have an incredibly successful career in film since Gossip Girl wrapped, it might surprise some to hear that she's so open to the possibility of returning to reprise her role. I don't want to say, "No, never"'. "It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life [through] photographs in a way that people were not yet doing", he recalled. (more...)
Woman In Critical Condition After Beauty Procedure Went Wrong In Sydney Woman In Critical Condition After Beauty Procedure Went Wrong In Sydney
- August 31, 2017

About 3.30pm today, emergency services attended a beauty clinic on Carlton Street, Broadway following reports of a medical episode. Ms Shao's LegalAid lawyer told the court she completed a Canton Medical University and specialised in dermatology. (more...)
How Older Black Women Taught Me to Love Princess Diana How Older Black Women Taught Me to Love Princess Diana
- August 31, 2017

He was horrified when told later she had died at 4am in a Paris hospital despite surgeons frantic efforts to revive her. Her Mercedes, pursued by paparazzi , crashed into a concrete pillar in the Alma Tunnel in Paris while traveling at more than 60 miles per hour (100 kph). (more...)
WSU student to face legal action over R14m payment error WSU student to face legal action over R14m payment error
- August 31, 2017

The student went on a massive splurge after her account was credited with about Rs 69 lakh (14 million Rand), and is said to have bought clothes and a smartphone with the money. Apparently, not even the university neither the NFSAS could be blamed for the mistake as it happened due to a goof-up by the company that issues the student debit cards - Intellicard. (more...)
UK's May heads to Japan keen to allay Brexit fears UK's May heads to Japan keen to allay Brexit fears
- August 31, 2017

Amid the growing North Korean threat, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British counterpart Theresa May will meet here Thursday to discuss greater cooperation regarding defense equipment and joint exercises. "And we see that the best way of doing is for China to be bringing pressure to bear on North Korea". She added: "You will reap what you sow". I think they're a key player in this. (more...)
Mumbai rains: body of missing doctor found Mumbai rains: body of missing doctor found
- August 31, 2017

It was around 7:15 a.m that the family was informed that the body of the doctor was found and, his family friends identified the doctor's clothes and wrist watch, Hindustan Times reported. India Today further reported that during the preliminary investigation, police found that the 58-year-old doctor was walking in waist-deep water near the Elphinstone Road station after his vehicle could not wade through the flooded streets. (more...)
Remnants of Harvey expected to head this way Remnants of Harvey expected to head this way
- August 31, 2017

Highs will venture into the lower 80s and sunshine will be prevalent throughout the day. Outside, periods of rain are likely through the day with temperatures holding in the upper 70s and low 80s during the afternoon. Once Harvey's center of circulation starts to lift north of the area and our surface winds start veering more to the southwest, the tornado threat should wind down. (more...)
Protect DACA and Pass the Dream Act Protect DACA and Pass the Dream Act
- August 31, 2017

Standing on the steps leading into the university's library, the Democratic senator was surrounded by about 50 local politicians, immigrant advocates and Dreamers themselves. Since June 2012, almost 800,000 of these young people who came to the United States as children have come forward, passed background checks, and received permission to live and work in America . (more...)
Officers find van with family of 6 drowned in Harvey floodwaters Officers find van with family of 6 drowned in Harvey floodwaters
- August 31, 2017

The four children and their great-grandparents were trying to make the journey from their home to another family member's home when they were caught in floodwaters at the intersection of Green River Drive and John Ralston Road, Ashley Hiser-Jackson, a California-based relative, told BuzzFeed News. (more...)
11 killed in Mumbai building collapse, at least 30 still trapped 11 killed in Mumbai building collapse, at least 30 still trapped
- August 31, 2017

According to reports, the four-storey building collapsed around 08:40am (03:10 GMT) after heavy rains in India's financial capital that have killed more than 10 people. "I am just trying to help with rescue operations", he said. Severe downpours began on Tuesday and caused flooding across Mumbai and the neighbouring region of Thane. (more...)
Mueller reportedly teams up with Schneiderman in Manafort probe Mueller reportedly teams up with Schneiderman in Manafort probe
- August 31, 2017

Citing unnamed sources, Politico reported that Mueller's team has shared evidence and discussed a potential case with Schneiderman, indicating that the federal probe is "intensifying". Last week, Mueller reportedly issued grand jury subpoenas for testimony from six public relations firms linked to Manafort on suspicion that he ran an global campaign between 2012 and 2014 to facilitate Ukraine's entry into the European Union. (more...)
1 dead, many feared trapped after three-storey building collapses in Dongri 1 dead, many feared trapped after three-storey building collapses in Dongri
- August 31, 2017

At least 10 fire tenders, two rescue vans, and several ambulances were stationed at the spot. Later reports suggested more rescuers had joined the search operation. The fire brigade is taking precautions as the building is in a precarious state.July 25: A four-storey building in Ghatkopar came crashing down last month, killing 17 people and injuring 13 others. (more...)
7 killed in Mumbai building collapse; many feared trapped 7 killed in Mumbai building collapse; many feared trapped
- August 31, 2017

Rescuers are searching for at least 30 people feared trapped in a building collapse in Mumbai . So far, three people have been pulled out of the debris, reported ANI . We are looking for other survivors. As many as 791 buildings have been identified as the "most dangerous" in its pre-monsoon survey. Property prices and rent in Mumbai are among the highest in Asia. (more...)
Rohingya, including children, drown fleeing Myanmar Rohingya, including children, drown fleeing Myanmar
- August 31, 2017

The identity of the victims - 10 children and seven women - could not be known immediately. The boat capsized at the west beach (Paschim Saikat) of Subrang union in Shah Pori Dweep in the upazila. "We have given shelter to a huge number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on humanitarian grounds and it's a big problem for us", she said, according to the state-run BSS news agency. (more...)