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U.S. apologizes for leaflets dropped in Afghanistan that offended Muslims U.S. apologizes for leaflets dropped in Afghanistan that offended Muslims
- September 07, 2017

The recent leaflet reads: "Take back your freedom from the terrorist dogs and cooperate with coalition forces so they can identify and eliminate your enemy". The governor of Parwan, Mohammad Hasem, condemned the use of an image of a dog. "The people in the villages are angry about it but so far we have had no reports of any demonstrations."They (foreign forces) have apologised and promised to collect as numerous leaflets as possible". (more...)
Trump to Reveal Decision on Illegal Alien Children DACA Program on Tuesday Trump to Reveal Decision on Illegal Alien Children DACA Program on Tuesday
- September 07, 2017

During his final White House news conference, on January 18, Obama said he wanted to stay out of the spotlight, but he also listed the conditions that might cause him to break his silence if the country's "fundamental values" were under threat. (more...)
Ivanka asked, 'Daddy, can I come with you?' Ivanka asked, 'Daddy, can I come with you?'
- September 07, 2017

The incident allegedly threw the meeting off course, as Trump paid attention to his granddaughter, asking her to speak in Mandarin and praising her "good, smart genes". "By the way, Ivanka Trump ", the president said. "If I weren't happily married and, ya know, her father". He indicated that she should say a few words. (more...)
EPA under Trump shrinks to near Reagan-era staffing levels EPA under Trump shrinks to near Reagan-era staffing levels
- September 07, 2017

Konkus, who officially works in the EPA's public affairs office, has canceled close to $2 million competitively awarded to universities and nonprofit organizations. When asked about the Post report, EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox told CNN: "We're draining the swamp to ensure decisions about grants are in line with the agency's mission and policy priorities". (more...)
Bihar: Journalist shot at by two bike-borne persons in Arwal Bihar: Journalist shot at by two bike-borne persons in Arwal
- September 07, 2017

The condition of Mishra, working for Rashtriya Sahara newspaper, is stated to be critical. The incident was reported under Bansi police station area of Bihar's Arwal district on Thursday afternoon. Police are looking for her murderers and has detained a suspect in this connection. The incident comes at a time when there is an uproar across the nation over the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday in Bengaluru. (more...)
South Sudan asks United States to reconsider sanctions on top officials South Sudan asks United States to reconsider sanctions on top officials
- September 07, 2017

Treasury Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, in the statement, said they had also released a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Advisory alerting US financial institutions to the possibility that certain South Sudanese senior political figures may try to use the USA financial system to move or hide proceeds of public corruption. (more...)
Grenade blast in Srinagar kills one, injures several Grenade blast in Srinagar kills one, injures several
- September 07, 2017

A photograph released by the new agency showed that the front glass of an auto rickshaw shattered due to the grenade blast. The security forces have cordoned off the area. In a failed attempt on Wednesday, a group of terrorists attacked a police post in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. "The injured are doing fine and their condition is stable", a doctor at SMHS said. (more...)
Pre-season game canceled in wake of Houston flooding Pre-season game canceled in wake of Houston flooding
- September 07, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott warned Friday in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that it could take years for Texas to "dig out from this catastrophe". As many as 40,000 homes may have been damaged in Houston and Harris County alone, County Judge Ed Emmett said. "He helped us fix the site and it got rolling". (more...)
More Students Taking, Scoring Well on ACT More Students Taking, Scoring Well on ACT
- September 07, 2017

The results belong to 2017 graduates, who took the test in the 11th grade. Starting in the spring, South Carolina's 11th-graders will have a choice between the ACT or the SAT for their mandatory college entrance exam, a change that state officials said is not related to the ACT's glitches this year. (more...)
22-year-old Blue Whale Challenge survivor reveals traumatic trap 22-year-old Blue Whale Challenge survivor reveals traumatic trap
- September 07, 2017

The NGO has also sought direction to Commissioner of Police, Mumbai and Google India, to take time-bound action to stop the availability such games, if found unsafe to the lives or limbs of the children. Hospital owner, Dr. KR Daukiya, said, "When the girl was brought here last morning, she was quite stressed". The game which was created in Russian Federation by a former convict Philipp Budeikin, provokes the players to go through destructive set of tasks and in the end, take their own life. (more...)
Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in Thursday morning clash Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in Thursday morning clash
- September 07, 2017

Abu Sayyaf is one of the smallest and most violent jihadist groups operating in the southern Philippines notorious for kidnappings, bombings and attacking civilians and the army. There were 11 others on board, but they were spared. One Vietnamese sailor was rescued last month after nine months in captivity. The kidnappers had also murdered his female partner and compatriot during his kidnapping at sea four months earlier. (more...)
Netanyahu bars Al-Jazeera journalist from seminar on free press Netanyahu bars Al-Jazeera journalist from seminar on free press
- September 07, 2017

The event was focused on the limits of freedom of expression. Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organizations in the world, has always been a source of conflict between Qatar and its neighbors, who accuse the broadcaster of bias and fomenting trouble in the region. (more...)
North Korea to launch ICBM Saturday, South Korea prime minister says North Korea to launch ICBM Saturday, South Korea prime minister says
- September 07, 2017

Trump said on Wednesday after a call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping that military action against North Korea was not a first choice, "but we will see what happens". Trump went a step further: "The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea", he tweeted on September 3. (more...)
Refinancing Fuels Mortgage Application Uptick Refinancing Fuels Mortgage Application Uptick
- September 07, 2017

However, the drop did not have a meaningful impact on overall application volume. Tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies over the former's nuclear weapon program has compounded the decline in bond yields. This was the strongest since 1,526.8 in the week of June 16. The refinance share of mortgage applications rose by 1.5 percentage points to 50.9 percent, the highest level since January. (more...)
Central Minnesota high school banned flags on vehicles, until protests began Central Minnesota high school banned flags on vehicles, until protests began
- September 07, 2017

By the time school let out on Wednesday, student leaders and school administrators reached a compromise and the ban on flying flags or banners was removed from the student handbook. But a ban had to apply to "all or none". Superintendent Scott Staska said the protest was very respectful, well-organized and positive. "The flag should not be banned because people lost their lives for it". (more...)
Trump Is 'Not My Bride,' Putin Says Trump Is 'Not My Bride,' Putin Says
- September 07, 2017

Moscow and Washington should focus on their common agenda, such as the fight against worldwide terrorism, instead of diplomatic bickering, Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, told RT, calling on the US to stop attacks on Moscow. (more...)
Putin Condemns North Korea's Putin Condemns North Korea's "Provocative" Nuclear Test
- September 07, 2017

North Korean has been seen readying another launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could come before it marks the anniversary of its founding on Sept 9. With its relations with China still sour over its deployment of a USA missile shield, South Korea is looking to Russian Federation for support. U.S. (more...)
China may be open to more North Korea sanctions - South Korean minister China may be open to more North Korea sanctions - South Korean minister
- September 07, 2017

He does not want to see what is happening there either". North Korea is clear about China's opposition to its nuclear tests, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular briefing, adding that China upholds talks as the means to resolve the Korean peninsula issue. (more...)
Seoul rules out military solution for North Korea crisis despite USA statements Seoul rules out military solution for North Korea crisis despite USA statements
- September 07, 2017

The phone call between the two leaders liberates South Korea from missile guidelines imposed 38 years ago, which limited the weight of payloads to 500 kg, and enables it to begin developing "bunker busters", missiles that can destroy North Korean underground military facilities. (more...)
From Friday, Aadhaar and other govt IDs mandatory for booking domestic flights From Friday, Aadhaar and other govt IDs mandatory for booking domestic flights
- September 07, 2017

The central government will issue the final rules for "no fly list" of airlines on Friday. To book an global flight, you need to give the passport number anyway. The No Fly Rules have three sets of offences classified into three tiers: Level 1 - disruptive behavior, Level 2 - physical abuse and Level 3 - life threatening behavior. (more...)

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