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Michael K. Williams says his role was cut from Han Solo movie Michael K. Williams says his role was cut from Han Solo movie
- August 23, 2017

But I'm here, on location in Africa. Williams said it was this tight deadline , along with the film's change in direction, that left his character behind. "I left with a very good taste in my mouth about the whole family, and I hope that I left a good taste in their mouth". The departure was amicable, however, a result of conflicting shooting schedules between Lucasfilm and the upcoming spy drama The Red Sea Diving Resort , which Williams is now filming in Africa with Ben Kingsley and ... (more...)
Malaysia leading search and rescue for missing U.S. sailors Malaysia leading search and rescue for missing U.S. sailors
- August 23, 2017

The US guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain had collided with a Liberian-registered merchant vessel, Alnic MC , at 5.40am on Monday 4.5 nautical miles offshore in the Ramunia Bay waters. Zulkifli said the destroyer suffered damage to its port side, and proceeded to Singapore's Changi Navy Base to assess the damage. A collision between a United States warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday (Aug 21) has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered ... (more...)
US Science Envoy Quits, Puts Secret Message In Letter to Trump US Science Envoy Quits, Puts Secret Message In Letter to Trump
- August 23, 2017

He posted his resignation letter on Twitter. In it, he said the reason he made a decision to quit is because of Trump's post-Charlottesville comments in which he said "both sides" were at fault for violence that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer . (more...)
Bannon and his backers eye cable TV for Breitbart Bannon and his backers eye cable TV for Breitbart
- August 23, 2017

CNN said it chose not to repeat the smear because it is unfounded and unsubstantiated. "Haha. lovely stuff", replied the fake Bannon account. Marlow wrote. What is Breitbart trying to tell me, a regular woman? "It all seemed very duplicitous and littered with nuance and righteousness", the prankster said. (more...)
Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit
- August 23, 2017

In excerpts of a paper laying out Britain's negotiating position, to be released in full Wednesday, the government said it would be. This requires both countries to keep new ECJ... It added that it was "in everyone's interest that, where disputes arise between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the application or interpretation of [mutual] obligations, those disputes can be resolved efficiently and effectively". (more...)
AIADMK crisis: Dinakaran pushes for Sengottaiyan as CM, sacks EPS supporters AIADMK crisis: Dinakaran pushes for Sengottaiyan as CM, sacks EPS supporters
- August 23, 2017

Dinakaran on Tuesday, after EPS and OPS camps, announced the merger along with 19 MLAs arrived at Raj Bhawan to meet Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao over the AIADMK merger. He alleged the Congress-led Puducherry government was trying to engineer a split in the AIADMK by letting the MLAs stay at the resort. That's a problem for the Palaniswami-Panneerselvam combine, which needs the support of at least 6 more MLAs to reach the magic number in the Tamil Nadu Assembly: 117. (more...)
Trump threatens to Trump threatens to "terminate" NAFTA
- August 23, 2017

The goal is to be able to push back on both a strategic and tactical level to presidential negotiating ploys, including social media threats to pull out of NAFTA altogether in order to gain leverage. The U.S., Mexico and Canada began formal negotiations last week to rework the 23-year-old trade pact that Trump slammed during his campaign as the "worst" in history. (more...)
Kurd region leader meets CENTCOM chief in Iraq's Erbil Kurd region leader meets CENTCOM chief in Iraq's Erbil
- August 23, 2017

The President of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdish Region reiterated on Sunday that the referendum on the independence of the Kurdish region from Iraq is to take place on its set date, AlKhaleejonline.com has reported. He is then scheduled to visit Erbil, where he will hold talks with the Kurdish president Masoud Barzani. Iran and Syria also oppose an independent Kurdistan. (more...)
Tillerson sees possible path to North Korea dialogue 'in near future' Tillerson sees possible path to North Korea dialogue 'in near future'
- August 23, 2017

Tillerson's words appeared aimed at encouraging dialogue, even though the State Department this month said North Korea had "a long way to go" before Washington would consider talks. Pyongyang responded the next day with more threats, including a warning that it would target Guam. The isolated nation's state-run media on Tuesday mocked Trump for posting "weird articles" on Twitter and spouting "rubbish" about a possible conflict between the US and North Korea. (more...)
Gorakhpur Tragedy: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath removes additional chief secretary Gorakhpur Tragedy: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath removes additional chief secretary
- August 23, 2017

As per the report, the decision came soon after state Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar submitted an investigation report into the incident. A few days ago, he sacked Dr.Kafeel Khan, the head of the encephalitis ward at the hospital and also formed a committee that was entrusted with the responsibility of finding the correct reason behind such a large number of deaths of children and the people responsible for them. (more...)
Pakistan using India as excuse to support terrorist groups Pakistan using India as excuse to support terrorist groups
- August 23, 2017

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has issued a warning that Pakistan's privileged status as a major non-NATO US ally could be in question if it continues to give safe haven to extremists. This is an "excuse" on the part of Pakistan, he said according to Politico , which reported about the conference call. They're not deploying troops. (more...)
23 killed in India train derailment 23 killed in India train derailment
- August 23, 2017

Local television shows chaotic scenes at the crash site, with rescuers desperately trying to find the injured amid throngs of onlookers. Northern Railway Spokesperson Neeraj Sharma told IANS that the suspended officials included Khatauli Junior Engineer Pradeep Kumar, Muzaffarnagar Senior Section Engineer Inder Jeet Singh, Assistant Engineer (Meerut-Delhi Division) Rohit Kumar and Senior Divisional Engineer (Delhi) R.K. (more...)
Suresh Prabhu offers to quit in wake of rail accidents Suresh Prabhu offers to quit in wake of rail accidents
- August 23, 2017

This was followed by Railway Board chairman AK Mittal's resignation after two accidents in five days. In last three years, at least 650 rail passengers have lost their lives in train accidents. New India envisioned by PM deserves a Railways which is efficient and modern. It is very obvious that these days Indian Railways has been facing tantrums from the public due to the subsequent delays, bad quality food and on the top of everything- Train accidents. (more...)
Lottery scammer gets up to 25 years in prison Lottery scammer gets up to 25 years in prison
- August 23, 2017

Eddie Tipton plead guilty to charges of scheming that involved seven Hot Lotto tickets in five states. Lottery rigging cases were also discovered in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wisconsin and Tipton was charged in federal court. "It's hard even saying that with all the people I know behind me that I hurt, and I regret it", Tipton said in court, according to the Register . Part of the plea deal required Tipton to plead guilty to ongoing criminal conduct in the Iowa case. (more...)
Rescued piglets served up as sausages Rescued piglets served up as sausages
- August 23, 2017

But she explained the firefighters from Pewsey fire service, described the sausages as "fantastic". Rivers certainly didn't think bringing the firefighters the food version of the animals they saved was a unusual way of thanking of the crew. (more...)
Air raids on Yemen capital kill dozens Air raids on Yemen capital kill dozens
- August 23, 2017

Since then, the Iranian-backed Houthis have been dislodged from most of the south, but remain in control of Sanaa and much of the north. "Attacks carried out by air caused over half of all child casualties, with at least 349 killed and 333 injured", said the report, which was obtained by Reuters . (more...)
Judge shot and killed angry plaintiff who wounded him outside OH court Judge shot and killed angry plaintiff who wounded him outside OH court
- August 23, 2017

A probation officer shot back at Richmond , as did the judge , during the ambush by Nathaniel, according to Heavy . Judge Joseph Bruzzese was walking to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas in the city of Steubenville, Ohio , when the man ran across the road towards him with a drawn gun and opened fire. (more...)
Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack
- August 23, 2017

It gave no details of the alleged plot. He had been the run since Thursday when he drove at high speed into heavy crowds strolling along Barcelona's most famous avenue, Las Ramblas. They will be taken to the high court in Madrid, which has jurisdiction over terrorism matters. Ripoll is a quiet town of around 10,000 people in a rural area about 100km (62 miles) north of Barcelona and is a key area linked to nearly all the suspects. (more...)
Malia Obama kicks off her college career at Harvard after gap year Malia Obama kicks off her college career at Harvard after gap year
- August 23, 2017

One user, who shared a picture of Barack and Michelle helping Malia, wrote on Twitter: "My cousin goes to Harvard & he saw @BarackObama & @MichelleObama on move-in day!" Barack Obama studied at Columbia University and attended Harvard Law School, where he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990. (more...)
Napoli ease into Champions League group stage Napoli ease into Champions League group stage
- August 23, 2017

Callejon's chance was the most presentable of those but the Spaniard made up for that miss three minutes into the second period when he tapped home Marek Hamsik's excellent low cross from close range. Celtic's nerves were eased by goals in the 80th from Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths in the 90th. "It wasn't very satisfactory, it was not good enough". (more...)

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