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Charlottesville covers controversial Confederate statue with black drape Charlottesville covers controversial Confederate statue with black drape
- August 24, 2017

Several stone figures have been targeted following the violence involving white-nationalists or supremacists and counter protesters in Charlottesville which left one woman dead. Statues in cities like New Orleans were removed prior to the rally, but many more have been taken down after the flashpoint rally. The anger highlights the debate over the display of the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side in the Civil War, which was fought over the issue of slavery. (more...)
Mattis: US Sanctions Will Stay Until Russia Changes Behavior Mattis: US Sanctions Will Stay Until Russia Changes Behavior
- August 24, 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis vowed continued US support for Ukraine in the face of Russian "aggression" as he met with the country's leaders in Kiev on Thursday. But the issue of lethal weapons is still under consideration, he added. He recalled a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the United States would insist on restoring Ukraine's territorial integrity and guaranteeing the security of all Ukrainian citizens. (more...)
Qatar criticizes Saudi Qatar criticizes Saudi "political manipulation" of hajj
- August 24, 2017

Last week, Riyadh announced that it would open its borders with Qatar to allow Muslim pilgrims' access to Mecca to observe their Hajj rituals. An official source in the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority on Monday "described as baseless the news. (more...)
Macron in line for Czech visit in first half of 2018 Macron in line for Czech visit in first half of 2018
- August 24, 2017

Other issues on Macron's agenda during his three-day visit are European defense and migration policies. Macron said the new principles could include shortening the time the workers could be posted to the wealthier states. A senior French diplomat said that was a deliberate signal to Warsaw and Budapest. The four leaders met in the Austrian city of Salzburg. Macron is pushing for the duration of these contracts to be limited to one year rather than two under a new European Commission ... (more...)
Triple talaq to be banned in India Triple talaq to be banned in India
- August 24, 2017

The bench held that the practice of triple talaq is not protected by Article 25 of the Constitution which guarantees Freedom of Religion. Q: After a judgment on triple talaq , do you think the other two practices followed by the Muslim community, Nikah Halala and Nikah Halala , should also be challenged in the court? The wrong interpretations or what is not written in any religion unfortunately has become a practice which is discriminatory to either gender or violates personal ... (more...)
De Lima seeks to attend Senate probe into Delos Santos' slay De Lima seeks to attend Senate probe into Delos Santos' slay
- August 24, 2017

Delos Santos was described as being a hardworking and studious boy who had no involvement in drugs. Several witnesses have claimed the police beat the boy in custody, and then gave him a gun and forced him to run before shooting him. According to Rappler , Police Officer Arnel Oares was "prompted to return fire" that killed the boy. "It is a well-known and unfortunate fact that Kian is not the first casualty in the so-called 'war on drugs, ' nor the first to be killed under suspicious ... (more...)
Imran Khan urges people to attend public gathering in Sukkur tomorrow Imran Khan urges people to attend public gathering in Sukkur tomorrow
- August 24, 2017

Imran came hard on Trump and said he had no understanding of Afghanistan and the region. "The prime objective of my visit is to raise awareness among the masses about their adverse situation and how they could get out of it", Khan further says in his video message. (more...)
Kremlin aide upbeat after first meeting with USA envoy for Ukraine Kremlin aide upbeat after first meeting with USA envoy for Ukraine
- August 24, 2017

After a telephone conversation between Russian, French, Ukrainian Presidents Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron and Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the four sides have announced their support for a proposed new ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. (more...)
Pakistani FM to visit US Pakistani FM to visit US
- August 24, 2017

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit the United States in a few days for talks with his US counterpart on bilateral and regional issues, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Those that harbour terrorist networks must eliminate them", Lt Gen (Retd) Keith Kellogg, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council, wrote in an op-ed to Breitbart News. (more...)
Navy says 10 sailors missing in collision at sea Navy says 10 sailors missing in collision at sea
- August 24, 2017

Singapore and Malaysia both said the incident took place in their territorial waters, as the warship and oil tanker collided near the rocky outcrop of Pedra Branca, an area that has always been contested by both countries. The US Navy ship was heading to Singapore for a routine visit. "I don't want to speculate, but this is a busy area", he said, adding that the sea could be rough in the area. (more...)
Trump to give speech on Afghanistan strategy Trump to give speech on Afghanistan strategy
- August 24, 2017

Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary due to this unrest in the administration. Indeed, Breitbart wasted no time taking Mr. Trump to task on Tuesday for his newly announced Afghanistan plan. While Bannon was the most visible proponent of this nationalism, there are still plenty others in the administration who seek this shift of emphasis in U.S. (more...)
Scandal-Struck Malaysian Prime Minister to Visit President Trump in Washington Scandal-Struck Malaysian Prime Minister to Visit President Trump in Washington
- August 24, 2017

Reuters reported that U.S. relations with Malaysia, which the United States sees as an important partner in standing up to China's extensive territorial claims in East Asia, had improved under former President Barack Obama, who in 2014 became the first USA president to visit the country in 50 years. (more...)
Finnish police arrest two new suspects Finnish police arrest two new suspects
- August 24, 2017

An 18-year-old man arrested in Finland's first terrorist attack admitted Tuesday to killing two people and injuring eight , but denied any intent to murder, his lawyer said. Four other Moroccan citizens were arrested after the attack. "He spoke of Finns as infidels and asked for tips on how to join IS", public broadcaster YLE reported. (more...)
NHC sees 100 pct chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico NHC sees 100 pct chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico
- August 24, 2017

There are growing concerns the system could become a tropical storm, or perhaps a hurricane, as it possibly heads to the Texas coast. Mostly sunny Thursday with a slight chance of a widely scattered sea breeze shower, highs near 100. " Rainfall totals along the coast will likely range from 5" to 10" with locally higher amounts above 15" likely, especially between Corpus Christi and Beaumont. (more...)
Charlie Alliston, cyclist killer of Kim Briggs, faces two years in jail Charlie Alliston, cyclist killer of Kim Briggs, faces two years in jail
- August 24, 2017

Mrs Briggs was hit by Mr Alliston has he travelled at 18mph, suffering "catastrophic" head injuries and dying in hospital. Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Kim Briggs. Mr Briggs said he was launching a campaign for a change in the law to honour his wife, and to "try and stop another family having to go through what we have had to go through". (more...)
Chad Shuts Down Qatar Embassy Over Alleged Destabilization Attempts Chad Shuts Down Qatar Embassy Over Alleged Destabilization Attempts
- August 24, 2017

Doha says the Qatari ambassador to Iran who was recalled previous year after Saudi Arabia's severance of ties with Iran will return to Tehran. "The state of Qatar expressed its aspirations to strengthen bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields", the Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea
- August 24, 2017

Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio said at a news conference with the president of the Guam Visitors Bureau in Tokyo that Guam remains in a "state of normalcy". "He instructed the institute to produce more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips", it added. (more...)
HTC Vive 200 Euro cheaper HTC Vive 200 Euro cheaper
- August 24, 2017

This marks the second price cut for the Rift in just a year. HTC's Vive is an Amazon India exclusive in the country, with the company offering a "free trial to Viveport Subscription , where consumers can choose up to 5 titles per month to experience, and copies of numerous most popular pieces of VR content today, including Google's Tilt Brush , Everest VR, and Richie's Plank Experience ". (more...)
Five UDF MLAs Launch Satyagrah Against Kerala Health Minister Five UDF MLAs Launch Satyagrah Against Kerala Health Minister
- August 24, 2017

The government's silence is astonishing despite court's repeated complaints. Mr.Vijayan said the Minister was heading the selection panel as per the provisions of the Central Act and the State rules and the selection was as per the prescribed procedures. (more...)
Barcelona Attack Suspect 'Still On the Loose' As Manhunt Enters Second Day Barcelona Attack Suspect 'Still On the Loose' As Manhunt Enters Second Day
- August 24, 2017

Footage of the assailants lying dead on the ground showed they had been wearing fake suicide belts. Spanish police say they have killed the man suspected to be behind last week's terrorist attack in Barcelona . Five members of the cell were shot dead by police after they rammed a auto into a group of pedestrians in Cambrils, killing a woman and injuring six others in the early hours of Friday morning. (more...)

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