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Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: Prasad Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: Prasad
- August 16, 2017

The shocking thing is that the last task of the game requires the person to commit suicide. Vilippilshala police had registered a case of unnatural death and were investigating the case. Sources close to the kid's family, however, denied any links to the Blue Whale Challenge and said that the family learned about its existence only after seeing media reports . (more...)
Modi says Kashmiris have right to speak in democracy Modi says Kashmiris have right to speak in democracy
- August 16, 2017

The premier also talked about the benefits of Goods and Service Tax ( GST ) - " Those who have looted the nation and looted the poor are not able to sleep peacefully today ". "The problem will be solved by embracing every Kashmiri ", he said, adding the country would move ahead with that resolve to "bring change" in the troubled state. (more...)
Neither 'Goli' nor 'Gaali' can resolve Kashmir issue, says Modi Neither 'Goli' nor 'Gaali' can resolve Kashmir issue, says Modi
- August 16, 2017

In his fourth Independence Day speech as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi called upon people to show collective determination and resolve to create a New India by 2022 , which will be free from the "poison of communalism, casteism, corruption and terrorism". (more...)
N. Korea's leader made 'very wise and well reasoned decision' N. Korea's leader made 'very wise and well reasoned decision'
- August 16, 2017

According to the paper, use military warmongers are running scared by Pyongyang's growing military might. The United States would "take out" any North Korean missile seen to be heading for American soil, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. (more...)
Hope Hicks named White House communications chief Hope Hicks named White House communications chief
- August 16, 2017

As the White House senior communications adviser, Hicks helps shape Trump's messaging. Mike Dubke, the administration's first communications director, resigned in May, with a friend saying he grew frustrated with chaos in the White House. (more...)
China reclaims position as world's largest holder of USA treasuries China reclaims position as world's largest holder of USA treasuries
- August 16, 2017

The yuan has climbed almost 4% against the dollar this year, after declining about 7% in 2016. The rise of China's holdings of USA treasuries comes as pressure from China's capital outflows eased and the Chinese currency renminbi strengthened. (more...)
Top Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charges dropped Top Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charges dropped
- August 16, 2017

Mwanza stressed that Hichilema did not deserve to undergo the dehumanising treatment and warned that all those behind his incarceration will one day be accountable. Ms Kampamba said the gesture by Mr Obasanjo and Ms Scotland to indicate their intentions to President Lungu did not amount to them seeking authority from their chief host. (more...)
A look at school bus driver working conditions A look at school bus driver working conditions
- August 16, 2017

The director of transportation for the Douglas County school district in Colorado said bus driving is not as attractive a job as it may have been recently. The school bus driver's normal routine is to take the students to the school and drop them off. The country has a shortage of school-bus drivers which 22 percent of private bus contractors call "severe", according to a recent survey by School Bus Fleet Magazine . (more...)
'An historic day': Colombia conflict with FARC officially over 'An historic day': Colombia conflict with FARC officially over
- August 16, 2017

Mr Santos himself closed a padlock on the last haul of decommissioned rifles on Tuesday before it was taken out of a remote demobilisation camp to formally seal the UN-supervised disarmament by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). (more...)
Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues
- August 16, 2017

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper called Tuesday for Confederate monuments to be removed from public spaces in the state in a blog post. Statues are being removed or slated for removal in Gainesville , Florida; Baltimore, San Antonio and elsewhere. (more...)
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha ruled out for up to a month Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha ruled out for up to a month
- August 16, 2017

But the damage is enough to potentially see Zaha miss the next four matches - an global break at the start of September actually limits the number - and he will sit out Saturday's visit to Liverpool . According to the Daily Mail, Palace want another goalie to challenge current first choice Wayne Hennessey after the Wales global let in three efforts against Huddersfield, giving De Boer the worst possible start to life in the Premier League . (more...)
Palace wants killings in anti-drug raid in Bulacan probed Palace wants killings in anti-drug raid in Bulacan probed
- August 16, 2017

Caramat said police seized 21 firearms and more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, more popularly known in the Philippines as shabu, worth 500,000 pesos ($9,800). President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue the campaign against illegal drugs, a problem that he said has contaminated about four million people, and estimate that contradicts that of the Dangerous Drugs Board, which pegs the number at around 1.8 million based on its latest drug use survey. (more...)
Alligator found in pool at New Jersey motel Alligator found in pool at New Jersey motel
- August 16, 2017

Tyner said. Police say Jamal Campos, 25, is being charged with first-degree strict liability homicide drug induced death following the overdose death of Adam O'Gara on April 22, 2016, in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Animal control officers pulled the reptile from the half-filled pool around 10 a.m. Officials said the alligator was transported to the Cape May County Zoo. (more...)
HIGH ALERT: North Korea moving missiles, say US HIGH ALERT: North Korea moving missiles, say US
- August 16, 2017

He added: "If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they hit the United States". The CIA report comes after other United States intelligence assessments said North Korea can miniaturize nuclear warheads to fit them on ballistic missiles, meaning that USA now maintains that Kim Jong-un has fully developed the capability to strike the U.S. (more...)
North Korea takes break on the nuclear war rhetoric North Korea takes break on the nuclear war rhetoric
- August 16, 2017

North Korea said on Tuesday that its military presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch intermediate-range missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees" by creating "enveloping fire" near the key USA military hub in the Pacific. (more...)
Virginia state troopers killed in helicopter crash monitoring Charlottesville clash Virginia state troopers killed in helicopter crash monitoring Charlottesville clash
- August 16, 2017

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates died at the scene. "This is a devastating loss for their families, the Virginia State Police, and the entire commonwealth". "Jay was the greatest son a person could ever have, a great father to his two sons, a loving husband to his wife Karen and he was doing something that he loved", Henry Cullen said. (more...)
NTSB: No distress signal issued for VSP helicopter that crashed in Charlottesville NTSB: No distress signal issued for VSP helicopter that crashed in Charlottesville
- August 16, 2017

Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates were working with the Charlottesville Police and their brothers and sisters in the Virginia State Police to help ensure the safety of the many city residents and visitors who were in Charlottesville yesterday", the statement read. (more...)
Aussie PM criticizes council's decision to Aussie PM criticizes council's decision to "cancel" public Australia Day celebrations
- August 16, 2017

Mr Turnbull said he was "deeply disappointed" by Yarra City Council's decision, which the Today host threw his support behind in an emotional on-air editorial. An attack on Australia Day is a repudiation of the values the day celebrates: freedom, a fair go, mateship and diversity, ' he told the Herald Sun . (more...)
Council cancels Australia Day, vows to change date Council cancels Australia Day, vows to change date
- August 16, 2017

Yarra City councillors voted on Tuesday night to stop referring to January 26 as Australia Day and to cease holding any citizenship ceremonies on that day from 2018. Yarra councillor Stephen Jolly said that while the council itself would be taking these steps, the public would of course be free to celebrate however they see fit. (more...)
Chinese and Indian Military Clashed in the Himalayas Chinese and Indian Military Clashed in the Himalayas
- August 16, 2017

Personnel from both sides received minor injuries and the situation was brought under control after the customary banner drill under which both sides hold banners before stepping back to their respective positions. China also claims that Thimphu has no dispute with Beijing over Doklam. The huge volume of trade with the rising superpower has alarmed the Indian government of possibilities of China gaining access to critical information infrastructure of businesses and government setups, ... (more...)

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