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Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford
- August 18, 2017

Ms. Yousafzai said she would be studying philosophy, politics and economics, or PPE, which The Guardian called "the Oxford degree that runs Britain". Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan who was killed in December 2007. "Best wishes for life ahead!" In 2014, at age 17, Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and has since become a symbol for the fight for human rights and education. (more...)
Catriona Matthew plays in opening Solheim Cup session Catriona Matthew plays in opening Solheim Cup session
- August 18, 2017

Matthew and Icher won together in one of the fourball sessions at St Leon-Rot in Germany two years ago, when the USA pulled off a last-day fightback to claim a single-point triumph. Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller will look to keep their undefeated foursomes record (1-0) alive in the fourth and final match against Karine Icher and alternate Catriona Matthew , who is filling in for an injured Suzann Pettersen . (more...)
President Trump humiliates CNN's Jim Acosta during presser with a timely blow President Trump humiliates CNN's Jim Acosta during presser with a timely blow
- August 18, 2017

Trump claimed he did condemn them. Answering proudly, and stating again why, would have sent a strong message reinforcing his original, albeit too late, remarks. "It has no place in America", he said. Donald Trump's insufficient and forced denunciation of white supremacy Monday afternoon appears to have pleased Trump, as well as certain members of the political media who are rushing to move on to the next phase of the news cycle. (more...)
Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid tension Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid tension
- August 18, 2017

The U.S. and Japan on Thursday agreed to ramp up their defense commitments to counter the threat from North Korea, during the U.S. -Japan Security Consultative Committee held in Washington . "Our effort is to cause them to want to engage in talks but engage in talks with an understanding that these talks will lead to a different conclusion than talks of the past", he said. (more...)
OKCupid Bans Embarrassing Neo Nazi Chris Cantwell For Life OKCupid Bans Embarrassing Neo Nazi Chris Cantwell For Life
- August 18, 2017

That is not Ok (kk) with OkCupid, and "within 10 minutes, we banned him for life". Cantwell was featured in a Vice documentary that chronicled the violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of 32-year old counter-protestor Heather Heyer. (more...)
Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation
- August 18, 2017

Chief Technology Officer. " General Motors is about unity and inclusion and so am I", said Barra in a statement announcing that the council had been disbanded. The Strategic and Policy Forum, separate from the manufacturing council, was a group of business executives tapped to advise Trump on the economy. The Trump administration has put forward the outlines of an infrastructure package, but not formally unveiled its full plans for Congress. (more...)
Ghostwriter for Trump's 'Art of the Deal' Thinks President Will Resign Ghostwriter for Trump's 'Art of the Deal' Thinks President Will Resign
- August 18, 2017

Key Republican Sen. Bob Corker, an early supporter of Trump during the campaign, questioned Trump's competence and stability on Thursday, an ominous sign for the White House as it echoes what many Democrats have been saying is grounds to remove this president from office. (more...)
Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson starting to take first team reps Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson starting to take first team reps
- August 18, 2017

Tom Savage has waited a long time to be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback . "I'm proud of Tom [Savage]", O'Brien said. While Watson was playing against the Panthers' No. Savage has shown potential in limited action, but it's hard to know exactly what he can do after he's appeared in just five games with two starts in his two-year career. (more...)
Grace Mugabe offered bribe: assaulted Joburg woman Grace Mugabe offered bribe: assaulted Joburg woman
- August 18, 2017

He vowed to pursue private prosecution if the National Prosecuting Authority "fail to prosecute Mrs. Mugabe without good cause". In a letter sent Thursday to the South African government, Willie Spies, another lawyer involved in the case, said the offer was made Tuesday and suggested that Engels should "come up with a figure so that parties could meet in order to settle the matter quietly". (more...)
George Washington's Estate Hey Trump, GW's No Robert E. Lee George Washington's Estate Hey Trump, GW's No Robert E. Lee
- August 18, 2017

After widespread criticism, Trump on Monday made another statement , denouncing neo-Nazis and KKK members as "repugnant" and specifically calling out the "hatred and bigotry" at the rally. I wonder is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? Was George Washington a slave owner? Will George Washington lose his status? How about Thomas Jefferson? "I do love Thomas Jefferson", the reporter replied. (more...)
Maryland Senate president slams Hogan for fast vote to remove Taney statue Maryland Senate president slams Hogan for fast vote to remove Taney statue
- August 18, 2017

Mike Miller is criticizing the Maryland State House Trust for voting by email to remove the statue of Roger B. Taney from the State House lawn in Annapolis. Miller said the way the decision was carried out "lacked transparency". Any meeting of the State House Trust is, by law, a public meeting. In his letter, Miller described Taney's "complex history", including representing an abolitionist as a lawyer in the 1800's, and the fact that Taney was a Union, not a confederate supporter in the ... (more...)
Malian responsible for destroying Timbuktu shrine liable for €2.7m Malian responsible for destroying Timbuktu shrine liable for €2.7m
- August 18, 2017

He was sentenced to serve nine years in prison last September after pleading guilty to destroying historic shrines at a world heritage site in Mali in 2012. "Reparations are to be collective for rehabilitation of the sites and for the community of Timbuktu as a whole to address the financial loss and economic harm as well as the emotional distress suffered as a result of the attack". (more...)
In 2019 it is 'Mission 350' for the BJP In 2019 it is 'Mission 350' for the BJP
- August 18, 2017

During the meeting, Shah said the party's chances have increased not only in Odisha and West Bengal but also in Kerala. The meeting was attended by union ministers H.N. The BJP has identified 600 full-time workers who will be deputed to Lok Sabha constituencies until the 2019 elections - a full-time worker will be sent to monitor each Lok Sabha seat. (more...)
Donald Trump moves to streamline infrastructure permits Donald Trump moves to streamline infrastructure permits
- August 18, 2017

Trump said a highway that used to take 10 to 20 years to get approved would only take two years under his policy. That system will use a scoring mechanism to track federal agencies' progress on infrastructure projects . "This is climate science denial at its most unsafe, as Trump is putting vulnerable communities, federal employees, and families at risk by throwing out any guarantee that our infrastructure will be safe". (more...)
Maine Governor: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial Maine Governor: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial
- August 18, 2017

Lee is slated to be removed. When asked if he thought there was a false moral equivalency between KKK groups and the left-leaning protesters, LePage, a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump , pushed back. "I don't think he came up strong enough on either one of them", he said. The governor also made clear he has no love for the white supremacist movement. (more...)
Orange County Rep. Rohrabacher meets with Wikileaks founder about Russia, DNC emails Orange County Rep. Rohrabacher meets with Wikileaks founder about Russia, DNC emails
- August 18, 2017

Rohrabacher's spokesman, Ken Grubbs, confirmed to TPM that right-wing blogger and agitator Chuck Johnson was also in the meeting with Assange. Johnson wrote in an email to The Times that the meeting was a result of a "desire for ongoing communications" from both Rohrabacher and Assange. (more...)
13 killed, at least 50 others injured in Barcelona terror attack
- August 18, 2017

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack and have sealed off the area. Catalan police said the two men detained on Thursday had been arrested in two towns, Ripoll and Alcanar, both in the region of Catalonia, of which Barcelona is the capital. (more...)
Irishman dies in reported car-jacking in Mexico Irishman dies in reported car-jacking in Mexico
- August 18, 2017

One of the men then tried to grab the woman's handbag, prompting Mr Maguire to try and protect her. His American girlfriend was from Arizona and the pair had met online three months before and began a relationship. Louth TD Fergus O'Dowd described the killing of Mr Maguire as "an absolute tragedy" and expressed his sympathies to the victim's family. Extortion and assassinations became so widespread, armed civilian militias were deputised by the government to combat the dominant Knights ... (more...)
Chinese And Indian Troops' Latest Border Clash Stems From A Big Issue Chinese And Indian Troops' Latest Border Clash Stems From A Big Issue
- August 18, 2017

After Chinese troopers found their path blocked by Indian soldiers who formed a human chain, they began hurling stones, prompting a swift retaliation by Indian border guards. The specific plateau is also pretty vital to India because it overlooks a narrow stretch of land that connects India's northeast states with the bulk of the country. (more...)
Van Strikes Pedestrians in Barcelona Terror Attack Van Strikes Pedestrians in Barcelona Terror Attack
- August 18, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May said the United Kingdom "stands with Spain against terror" following the attack. A Spanish official said at least one person is dead and 32 injured after a van traveling at 80 km an hour (50 mph) jumped a curb and drove down the middle of a crowded pedestrian walkway in the Las Ramblas district, a popular tourist area. (more...)

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