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U.S. diplomats in Cuba suffered brain injuries in 'sonic attack' U.S. diplomats in Cuba suffered brain injuries in 'sonic attack'
- August 24, 2017

In some of the attacks a sophisticated sonic weapon that operated outside the range of audible sound was deployed either inside or outside the residences of USA diplomats living in Havana , according to three U.S. Officials said the US could not say for sure who or what may be behind the incidents . It said the decision to expel two Cuban diplomats from the United States in retaliation was "unjustified and baseless". (more...)
SC rejects Sasikala's plea against conviction in DA case SC rejects Sasikala's plea against conviction in DA case
- August 24, 2017

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday dismissed a review petition filed by jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case in which she was convicted in February this year. Sasikala's lawyers had pleaded with the court that the key accused in the case, Jayalalithaa, is no more and Sasikala held no public office, the Prevention of Corruption Act doesn't apply to her. (more...)
US Visa Suspension Move Tramples on Idea of Freedom: Russia's Ryabkov US Visa Suspension Move Tramples on Idea of Freedom: Russia's Ryabkov
- August 24, 2017

There is no doubt that the USA will interfere with the 2018 Russian presidential election, says Russia's Foreign Ministry. "We would like to have a better relationship with that government, no doubt about it", she said responding to a statement from a reporter about the Cold War that was allegedly going on between Moscow and Washington. (more...)
Justin Trudeau responds to criticism over asylum seekers Justin Trudeau responds to criticism over asylum seekers
- August 24, 2017

Only about 50 per cent of Haitians are granted asylum in Canada. Everyone who crosses illegally into Canada is apprehended, and if they say they are here to seek asylum, must pass security checks, and then a review of whether they are in fact eligible to make a claim. (more...)
Odd past for black man behind Trump at Phoenix rally Odd past for black man behind Trump at Phoenix rally
- August 24, 2017

Republican Senators against Pres. Trump's health care law are racist Mormon Cherokees. Michael continues his tirade against the Cherokees by saying that they, along with the Indians, should be made to pay taxes. "Even John McCain himself is a full-blooded Cherokee Indian". He has also been charged with grand theft auto, carrying a weapon onto an airplane and threatening a police officer, though he was not convicted. (more...)
Vigil Held For Person Fatally Shot By St. Louis Police Vigil Held For Person Fatally Shot By St. Louis Police
- August 24, 2017

Louis police said the driver stopped, honked and attempted to drive around the protesters before some of them surrounded his auto and began hitting it with their hands and a flag pole", St. Several protesters also kicked and jumped on top of the vehicle'. St. Louis Police said the driver stopped and honked before attempting to drive around the crowd. (more...)
Dog stolen by woman's Tinder date Dog stolen by woman's Tinder date
- August 24, 2017

Police haven't released the name of the dog's owner, or the 18-year-old who was watching the house. When the two men left, cops say the dog-sitter realized that not only was a package for the homeowners gone along with her laptop, but the dog, a two-year-old Maltese named Maggie, was stolen as well. (more...)
White House to brief Pentagon on transgender ban details White House to brief Pentagon on transgender ban details
- August 24, 2017

Trump sparked widespread outrage last month when he announced on Twitter that he would be reinstating the ban on transgender military service - which was lifted past year by the Obama administration. John McCain, have advocated for letting transgender troops serve openly. "His foolhardy assertion that transgender service members are not able to deploy is simply not rooted in fact". (more...)
Video of liquor store thief making waves online Video of liquor store thief making waves online
- August 24, 2017

You can the woman grab bottles off the shelf and stashes them basically anywhere she's got room for. The woman was seen in security footage from the store stuffing bottles into her trousers, bra and purse. (more...)
Former FBI Director James Comey to Moonlight as Howard University Lecturer Former FBI Director James Comey to Moonlight as Howard University Lecturer
- August 24, 2017

Comey will be leading the lecture series as the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King endowed chair in public policy. In the statement, university president Wayne A.I. King, is created to give students access to experienced, senior public service executives who developed public policy initiatives. Comey will receive $100,000 from the university. (more...)
Gold edges higher as focus shifts to central banker meeting Gold edges higher as focus shifts to central banker meeting
- August 24, 2017

The dollar edged down against the yen following President TrumpĀ“s remarks. "If the dollar were to come back due to short covering and given the rally in USA stocks we saw yesterday, the (dollar) buck-denominated and safe-haven metal could fall out of favor". (more...)
Pakistan Using India As An Excuse To Pursue Its Afghanistan Policy Pakistan Using India As An Excuse To Pursue Its Afghanistan Policy
- August 24, 2017

Chaudhry said that Pakistan supported a peaceful Afghanistan and is ever ready to play its role for it. "This must stop - if we want to stabilise Afghanistan, we must deal first with Pakistan", he said. "They may calculate that it's more important to remain allied with terrorists, it's more important to give terrorists safe haven , it's more important to do all the nasty things that they've been doing that we don't like than it is to have a good relationship with the USA", he continued. (more...)
Windsor joins High Court citizenship fray Windsor joins High Court citizenship fray
- August 24, 2017

A team of lawyers for the affected MPs - as well as a lawyer for former MP Tony Windsor who lost to Mr Joyce in the seat of New England who was allowed to join the matter - argued the merits of timing and the timetable for the lodging of documents. (more...)
Ingraham Endorses Ward Ahead of Trump's Phoenix Rally Ingraham Endorses Ward Ahead of Trump's Phoenix Rally
- August 24, 2017

Kelli Ward , a former Arizona state senator who is mounting a primary challenge against incumbent U.S. Senator Jeff Flake . Still, there are two other Republicans - State treasurer Jeff DeWit and former state party chairman Robert Graham - who could still enter the race and are broadly regarded as standing better chances of defeating Flake should they jump in the race. (more...)
Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Voter ID Law Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Voter ID Law
- August 24, 2017

The Corpus Christi judge's ruling is the latest twist in a six-year battle over Texas' laws restricting what forms of identification are accepted at the polls. Voters could present documents such as a voter registration certificate, a utility bill or a bank statement after the new law took effect next January. (more...)
Privacy a Fundamental Right or Not? SC to Pronounce Verdict Today Privacy a Fundamental Right or Not? SC to Pronounce Verdict Today
- August 24, 2017

The nine-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar , Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice R.K. Agrawal, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, Justice D.Y. Justice Chandrachud wondered whether privacy, if recognised as a fundamental right, would be available only against state action or extend to actions by private individuals too. (more...)
Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead at Khartoum home Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead at Khartoum home
- August 24, 2017

The press secretary at Russia's embassy, Sergei Konyashin, said there were signs that the ambassador had suffered an heart attack. In 1977, he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and joined the Soviet diplomatic service. (more...)
Jackpot for tonight's Powerball is second largest in history Jackpot for tonight's Powerball is second largest in history
- August 24, 2017

Juhnowski said the same trend is being seen now, with Powerball ticket sales "already 18% ahead of where we were at the same time previous year". If no one hits the lottery here in Arkansas or around the nation tonight, the amount will roll to $1 billion or more depending on sales. (more...)
United States 7th Fleet Commander to Be Relieved Amid Warships' Collisions United States 7th Fleet Commander to Be Relieved Amid Warships' Collisions
- August 24, 2017

An global search-and-rescue operation involving aircraft, divers and vessels from the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Australia is looking for the 10 U.S. U.S. Marine Corps. and Navy divers joined the search effort on Tuesday, accessing flooded compartments of the stricken ship, which is now docked at Singapore's Changi Naval Base. (more...)
Voting for Bawana constituency in Delhi bypoll underway Voting for Bawana constituency in Delhi bypoll underway
- August 24, 2017

The Bawana bypoll on Wednesday will pose a real challenge for Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) to regain the trust deficit the party has been facing for quite some time. The counting will take place on August 28. All three major parties are eyeing a victory in the bypoll which is being seen as a barometer of their political influence. (more...)