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Christian prisoners released by Al-Qaida converted to Islam Christian prisoners released by Al-Qaida converted to Islam
- August 11, 2017

The 42-year-old was on a motorcycle tour of Africa when he was seized. They were held captives by the al-Qaeda and were released after six years. South African Ministry of State Security spokesman Brian Dube said that Mr McGown was in good health and had been looked after well by his captors. (more...)
Iran drops two footballers from national squad for playing against Israeli club Iran drops two footballers from national squad for playing against Israeli club
- August 11, 2017

Iran believes any dealing with Israel , including facing its players in sports, means recognising the Jewish state and betraying the Palestinian cause. Iranian athletes generally do not play against Israeli teams, and the government in Tehran traditionally rewards their refusal to do so. "These two are good players", said Peyman Rahbar, a well-known sportswriter for the Varzesh3 website in Iran. (more...)
Calvin Harris named Forbes' highest-paid DJ for fifth year Calvin Harris named Forbes' highest-paid DJ for fifth year
- August 11, 2017

That dip could suggest that the EDM bubble is burst, though Guetta, Diplo , Aoki and Tiesto were fairly consistent in their earnings and in some cases, earned more than a year ago. Harris' $48.5 million is a far cry from the $63 million that put him in the top spot past year. Scotsman Calvin Harris tops the list with estimated earnings of $48.5m and The Chainsmokers follow close behind Tiƫsto with $38m. (more...)
Shocking video shows moment cop is shot at point-blank range Shocking video shows moment cop is shot at point-blank range
- August 11, 2017

Smith, wearing glasses outfitted with a video camera, speaks to a woman in the store. Smith told him to take his hand out of his jacket or he would "be tasered". Mr Smith's terrified reflection can be seen in his vehicle window as he continues to describe his wounds: "My arms are broken". Both of his arms were broken. (more...)
Shirt label faces backlash after trying to rebrand swastika as LGBTQ+ symbol
- August 11, 2017

KA design's presence went largely unnoticed social media users discovered its online marketing. However, in 1920, the Nazi party formally adopted the swastika and since then, it's been used as a symbol of racial purity, exclusion, and the Holocaust, specifically. (more...)
New Orleans Floods as Rain Overcomes Pumps New Orleans Floods as Rain Overcomes Pumps
- August 11, 2017

The news site reported almost 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain fell in Mid-City during the afternoon and about 5 inches (13 centimeters) fell elsewhere in the city. The National Weather Service forecast scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing overnight and into Saturday. "There is no drainage system in the world that can handle that [rate] immediately", Sewerage and Water Board Director Cedric Grant said. (more...)
DSP Traffic, driver killed in Karachi DSP Traffic, driver killed in Karachi
- August 11, 2017

Police said that DSP Hanif Khan along with his driver was targeted when he was going to his Office in the vehicle. According to sources, unidentified gunmen surrounded his auto and fired around 15 bullets, killing the top traffic officer and constable Sultan on the spot. (more...)
Google celebrates hip hop history with an epic Doodle Google celebrates hip hop history with an epic Doodle
- August 11, 2017

THE DAWN of hip-hop can be traced to a fateful Bronx back-to-school party in August 1973, so to celebrate the 44th birthday today, Google has teamed with two superstars to provide an epic global interactive jam. That was the birth of hip hop - 44 years ago today in 1983. "A kid with little means and hard work could transform their turntable into a powerful instrument of expression (also illustrating hip-hop's technical innovation)". (more...)
Magnitude 6.2 quake rocks Philippine island of Luzon, no tsunami warning Magnitude 6.2 quake rocks Philippine island of Luzon, no tsunami warning
- August 11, 2017

The quake that struck at 1:28 p.m. has its epicenter in Lian, Batangas. Students use their hands to cover their heads as they evacuate their school premises after an quake of magnitude 6.2 hit the northern island of Luzon and was felt in the Metro Manila , Philippines August 11, 2017, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. (more...)
House completely destroyed after early-morning explosion in Sunderland House completely destroyed after early-morning explosion in Sunderland
- August 11, 2017

On Twitter Northumbria Police said: "There is nothing to indicate at this time that this is linked to terrorism". They tweeted: "Police are aware of an explosion on Rosslyn Avenue, Sunderland". Twitter user Lauren passed the house this morning. Apparently an explosion in Ryhope? We've been speaking with one local resident who lives nearby, who rang in to tell us what she has heard and seen. (more...)
IL misses school payments, sends grant money IL misses school payments, sends grant money
- August 11, 2017

An impasse between the Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature left IL without a complete budget for an unprecedented two fiscal years. "We've got the Illinois State Board of Education, which is a neutral scoring agency on this, still looking at numbers of the amendatory veto and so we are all sitting here guessing", said Rep. (more...)
Expert reacts to latest North Korean threat of Guam attack Expert reacts to latest North Korean threat of Guam attack
- August 11, 2017

The Swiss currency slipped 0.2 percent against the dollar to 0.9655 franc after surging more than 1 percent the previous day. Below that level lies another key technical chart support level for the dollar at 108.13 yen, a trough the US currency k plumbed in mid-April. (more...)
President Trump says opioid crisis not public health emergency President Trump says opioid crisis not public health emergency
- August 11, 2017

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, said in a statement. The creation of a specialized unit to combat the opioid crisis is a positive step from the current US administration to fulfill a key Trump campaign promise to aggressively fight opioid addiction. (more...)
Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to smoke Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to smoke
- August 11, 2017

The train pulled in to Oxford Circus and passengers were ushered away as smoke quickly started filling the station. "Just get back". She looked scared. TfL said there will be further information once the situation has been investigated. A spokesman for the British Transport Police told MailOnline it was too early to say the cause of the fire but said Oxford Circus had been closed. (more...)
Protesters Storm Abuja, Ask Buhari to Return Home Protesters Storm Abuja, Ask Buhari to Return Home
- August 11, 2017

Shehu maintained that President Buhari handed over to his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo , according to the Constitution and, therefore, has not breached any law. Any such calls as being made by this or any other group represent an irrational assault on the constitution and should be ignored by well-meaning members of the public. (more...)
People disappointed over breakdown of Grand Alliance: Sharad Yadav People disappointed over breakdown of Grand Alliance: Sharad Yadav
- August 11, 2017

The veteran socialist leader would visit seven districts in Bihar during his three-day tour. "People have trusted the Grand Alliance with a five-year mandate". Yadav's visit to state, his first since the JD (U) broke away from the Grand Alliance to form a new government with the BJP, has sparked talks of a possible division in the JD (U). (more...)
Ravi Karunanayake resigns from Foreign Minister post Ravi Karunanayake resigns from Foreign Minister post
- August 11, 2017

Karunanayake's name had surfaced in a controversial Central Bank bond scam which is being investigated. In a special statement in Parliament on Thursday, Mr. Although Karunanayake has not been charged, opposition lawmakers had been calling for his resignation over conflict of interest and ethical issues. (more...)
Photos of Trump golfing posted online Photos of Trump golfing posted online
- August 11, 2017

An Instagram user posted a photo of himself and the president posing on the course at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster on Wednesday. The President, donning a red "Make America Great Again" hat, was all smiles Wednesday posing with Mike Fazio, CEO of Prime Staffing in NY, for the snapshot at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J. (more...)
BMC makes singing of Vande Mataram a must in its schools BMC makes singing of Vande Mataram a must in its schools
- August 11, 2017

As per the NM, Patil wants the BMC to make singing of the national song mandatory in all schools the BMC funds. (File photo) Following the Madras High Court ruling making Vande Mataram mandatory in schools in Tamil Nadu, Sandeep Patel, a BJP corporator from P-South Ward (Goregaon West) of the BMC had demanded that singing of the national song be made compulsory in BMC-run schools. (more...)
Are Insiders Shedding Shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)? Are Insiders Shedding Shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)?
- August 11, 2017

The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink . Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc invested in 0.31% or 763,022 shares. 126 funds opened positions while 368 raised stakes. 266.79 million shares or 0.98% less from 269.42 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Commonwealth Equity Ser has invested 0% in Yadkin Financial Corp (NYSE:YDKN). (more...)