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Bihar Floods: Many districts still under water; Death toll over 253 Bihar Floods: Many districts still under water; Death toll over 253
- August 22, 2017

Almost 1.4 crore people have been affected by the deluge in 18 districts of the state, and around 7.34 lakh have been shifted to safer areas. Around 4.21 lakh people have been shifted to 1,358 relief camps, a Disaster Management release said. (more...)
Thousands of Americans hold demo against racism in Boston Thousands of Americans hold demo against racism in Boston
- August 22, 2017

The Boston Free Speech Coalition, which organized the event, said it has nothing to do with white nationalism or racism and its group is not affiliated with the Charlottesville rally organizers in any way. "We will not tolerate any misbehavior, violence or vandalism whatsoever", said Evans, Boston's top cop. Three advisory panels of the White House have been disbanded following Trump's response to racially-charged weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, ... (more...)
German police confiscate thousands of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills German police confiscate thousands of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills
- August 22, 2017

A search of the auto revealed more than 5,000 tablets in the shape of President Trump's head. This isn't the first time Trumpster-shaped dance biscuits have showed up in Europe: just last month Trump-adorned orange and pink ecstasy was trafficked into the United Kingdom from Amsterdam. (more...)
Australian zoo welcomes rare white koala Australian zoo welcomes rare white koala
- August 22, 2017

An Australia Zoo media spokesperson said told Daily Mail Australia the joey recently emerged from its mother's pouch. Despite her white fur, the koala's brown eyes and nose mean she is not an albino - and though albino koalas are rare, it is even more unusual for a koala to have white fur and not have albinism. (more...)
United Kingdom posts first July public finances surplus since 2002 United Kingdom posts first July public finances surplus since 2002
- August 22, 2017

That compared to a deficit of £308m in the same month a year ago - according to the underlying data, which strips out the impact of bailed-out banks. Borrowing in July 2016 was at £0.3 billion. However, the Office for Budget Responsibility is forecasting that public sector net borrowing will be £58.3bn during the current financial year, up from its expectation last year. (more...)
Don't hold your breath waiting for a war with North Korea Don't hold your breath waiting for a war with North Korea
- August 22, 2017

Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles over Japan towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have delayed the decision. The forum, to be held September 6-7, will largely focus on the economic and development potentials of Russia's Far East, and possible a chance for South Korean businesses to explore new business opportunities there. (more...)
Hajj 2017: Fires breaks out in Mecca Hotel Hajj 2017: Fires breaks out in Mecca Hotel
- August 22, 2017

Hujjat al-Islam Mousavi Nasab, a member of Grand Ayatollah Makarem's office in Medina elaborated on their programs during Hajj season and said, "Another major program of our office in Saudi Arabia is to meet with pilgrims from different countries; such meetings are held with the goal of establishing dialogues with Muslims around the world and answering their questions regarding Islamic jurisprudence". (more...)
Dozens hurt in train incident outside Philadelphia Dozens hurt in train incident outside Philadelphia
- August 22, 2017

He also said the conductor was among the injured. None was considered life-threatening. A train trampled on another train in a suburb of the USA city of Philadelphia , 33 passengers were injured, BTA reported. "There was blood everywhere". He was treated and later released, according to SEPTA. The victims were taken to area hospitals. "The same thing happened at Bryn Mawr". (more...)
Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump
- August 22, 2017

Carson said these statues "mythologize" historical figures, such as General Robert E. Lee, who led controversial lives. That's the context against which this march took place. As a result of these and other actions, Trump is very popular amongst neo-Nazis. In a statement Saturday, he raised eyebrows by denouncing violence on "many sides" and not calling out white nationalist groups by name. (more...)
Australia's Pledge To Help US Prompts Threats From N. Korea Australia's Pledge To Help US Prompts Threats From N. Korea
- August 22, 2017

The "lax enforcement" of existing sanctions and Pyongyang's "evolving evasion techniques" were undermining the United Nations goal of getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, Kyodo quoted the report as saying. (more...)
Venezuelan conductor's USA tour cancelled Venezuelan conductor's USA tour cancelled
- August 22, 2017

On Friday, President Maduro responded. Dudamel who's heartstrings have been muted, describes the decision as heartbreaking commenting: "We will continue to play for a better Venezuela and a better World". None of us lives overseas, in Madrid or in Los Angeles. According to the Associated Press, congress' vice president Freddy Guevara said, "They will have to kick us out with bullets ..." On Tuesday, Dudamel confirmed the reports on Twitter . (more...)
Five teenagers charged with manslaughter over fatal crash Five teenagers charged with manslaughter over fatal crash
- August 22, 2017

Four boys, two aged 15, one 14 and one 13 will all appear in Adelaide Youth Court on Tuesday. "He has been charged with manslaughter and refused bail to appear in the Adelaide Youth Court later today". "At the time of the crash, police were not actively pursuing the vehicle and the last known sighting of the stolen vehicle by police was when it was driving in the opposite direction [as] police at high speed", he said. (more...)
North Korea resumes threats ahead of exercises North Korea resumes threats ahead of exercises
- August 22, 2017

Edward J. Markey, who is now leading a congressional delegation in Korea, China and Japan, said the US should consider modifying the drills if North Korea agrees to freeze its weapons programs. Around 17,500 U.S. troops will participate in the drills , a cutback from previous year. Tillerson said peaceful diplomatic pressure was the preferred way to get Pyongyang to stop its testing of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. (more...)
North Korea warns of nuclear war over USA military drills with South North Korea warns of nuclear war over USA military drills with South
- August 22, 2017

South Korean and US forces began computer-simulated military exercises earlier on Monday amid tension over North Korea's weapons programmes, with the North saying it was watching the United States' every move. South Korean Air Force Gen. Jeong Kyeong-doo, President Moon Jae-in's nominee to head the South Korean JCS told a parliamentary committee, on August 17, that South Korea has no plans to reduce the scale of an annual joint military exercise with the United States. (more...)
Motorcyclist rides into sinkhole while talking on handphone Motorcyclist rides into sinkhole while talking on handphone
- August 22, 2017

His arm up, looking at his cell phone, he remains oblivious to the scene and carries on driving - until he falls right in. A video circulated online shows the giant sinkhole forming in the middle of the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , in the US, there were 442 fatal crashes that included cell phone use as a distraction (14% of all fatal distraction-affected crashes) in 2015. (more...)
Northwestern Professor Oxford Staffer Extradited To Chicago Northwestern Professor Oxford Staffer Extradited To Chicago
- August 22, 2017

One of the men made a $1,000 donation to a local library in Cornell-Duranleaus name. Cornell-Duranleau's mother, Mischelle, later said in in a Facebook post that the family was asking privacy and was "deeply saddened by the death of our son". (more...)
Pyongyang calls US-South Korean war games a step to nuclear war Pyongyang calls US-South Korean war games a step to nuclear war
- August 22, 2017

The United States also describes them as "defensive in nature", a term North Korean state media has dismissed as a "deceptive mask". North Korea's military threatened Tuesday that it is ready to stage ruthless retaliation against South Korea and the United States over their ongoing joint military exercises. (more...)
Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
- August 22, 2017

North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland has fueled a surge in tensions in recent days. Japan is likely to increase its defence spending at a faster pace in its next five-year plan from April 2019 than the annual 0.8 percent average rise in its current mid-term plan, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. (more...)
Why you shouldn't take selfies during the eclipse Why you shouldn't take selfies during the eclipse
- August 22, 2017

It's an event that hasn't happened in almost a century: A coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States. But your phone screen can reflect ultraviolet light back into your eye, according to Tezel, potentially causing the same damage - solar retinopathy - that looking at the sun itself can cause. (more...)
Katy Perry Addresses Those Orlando Bloom Rekindled Romance Rumors Katy Perry Addresses Those Orlando Bloom Rekindled Romance Rumors
- August 22, 2017

The "Chained to the Rhythm" hitmaker famously fell out with the "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer when the blonde beauty accused Katy of sabotaging her "Red Tour" in 2014 by stealing three of her backing dancers but now Katy is keen to see their "beef" end. (more...)