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Switzerland: 8 missing after avalanche in Swiss Alps town Switzerland: 8 missing after avalanche in Swiss Alps town
- August 24, 2017

Roughly 100 people were evacuated, with some airlifted out with helicopters. Police said the landslide struck a remote valley in the south-east of the country yesterday. A broad swathe of farmland was covered in a grey, moving mass. Initial estimates found that up to 4 million cubic meters (140 million cubic feet) of rubble had been dislodged. (more...)
Net migration falls as European Union citizens quit Britain Net migration falls as European Union citizens quit Britain
- August 24, 2017

Universities UK (the umbrella body of Britain's universities), other higher education stakeholders and some cabinet ministers have been demanding that global students be taken out of overall migration statistics, since the vast majority of them return home and can not be considered migrants. (more...)
Thousands rally for anti-racism march in Boston Thousands rally for anti-racism march in Boston
- August 24, 2017

While Boston saw no repeat of the violence that erupted last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, isolated scuffles between police and protesters prompted U.S. The conservatives said they stood apart from the white nationalists and neo-Nazis that was seen in Charlottesville, and their message was to promote freedom of speech. (more...)
Netanyahu warns Putin on Iran's growing threat to Middle East Netanyahu warns Putin on Iran's growing threat to Middle East
- August 24, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Iran wielded growing influence in Syria that was a "threat" to his country as he met Russian President Vladimir Putin, a figure in the Syrian crisis. "It is not an exaggeration to think that within a certain period of time, the Islamic State will lose its territorial footholds in Syria,"said Netanyahu, as quoted by Haaretz ". (more...)
Ukraine: Two people injured in explosion near government's headquarters in Kiev Ukraine: Two people injured in explosion near government's headquarters in Kiev
- August 24, 2017

The Secretary said that they approved the decision on sending military equipment worth $175 million to Ukraine. But the issue of lethal weapons is still under consideration, he added. Kiev is battling a pro-Russian insurgency in the eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk. On August 24, 1991, after a failed coup in Moscow, Ukraine declared its independence. (more...)
Disturbing video shows high school cheerleaders forced into repeated splits Disturbing video shows high school cheerleaders forced into repeated splits
- August 24, 2017

The cheer coach at the center of the investigation has been placed on leave, along with the school's principal, assistant principal, an assistant cheer coach and the Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel. Her daughter, Anna, quit the cheer team and does not appear in any of the videos, but she said she received the same treatment. The news station was sent several videos from anonymous East High School cheerleaders. (more...)
Railway accidents reduced in last 3 yrs Railway accidents reduced in last 3 yrs
- August 24, 2017

And, despite the Railways' drive to close all unmanned crossings, the bulk of the accidents that take place every year is at unmanned level crossings, according to railway officials. The Indian government has announced a compensation of 7,792 US dollars for each family that has lost a member in the accident, while the injured will be given an assistance of 1,558 dollars each. (more...)
Donald Trump to Continue 16-Year War in Afghanistan
- August 24, 2017

A day later, China's powerful state councillor Yang Jiechi phoned USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson and said to him that Pakistan plays an "important role" in Afghanistan, reported Xinhua. "There doesn't exist safe havens of terrorists in Pakistan". Later that evening, the foreign ministry released another statement calling Trump's comments part of a "false narrative". (more...)
Derailment in Northern India Kills at Least 23 Derailment in Northern India Kills at Least 23
- August 24, 2017

The train was scheduled to reach Haridwar, a pilgrimage town in Uttarakhand around nine in the evening. Some of the injured were stated to be in a critical condition. The team headed by DSP Anoop Singh will probe any terror angle into the rail accident. "As of now, our focus is on rescue and not on finding reasons for the accident". (more...)
Esha Deol Shares An Inside Picture From Her Baby Shower Esha Deol Shares An Inside Picture From Her Baby Shower
- August 24, 2017

The 35-year-old actress shared a pic of herself in the lovely designer ensemble. In an interview with Pune Mirror, Esha shared that the priest conducting the wedding ceremony is Sindhi, as is her husband's family. "Hair done make up done". Also read: Pregnant Esha Deol leaves for her babymoon in Greece with husband Bharat Takhtani. The arrival of a baby is a new chapter in Esha and Bharat's life and they have all our best wishes. (more...)
Hajj: 4580 Katsina State pilgrims Transported To Saudi Arabia Hajj: 4580 Katsina State pilgrims Transported To Saudi Arabia
- August 24, 2017

Doha earlier denied a claim by Saudi Arabian Airlines that Qatari authorities refused to allow one of its flights to land inside the country. The ministry has contacted the competent authorities in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia to know about the arrangements concerning the Qatari pilgrims in the current situation. (more...)
CBI files chargesheet against Shahabuddin in Rajdeo Ranjan murder case CBI files chargesheet against Shahabuddin in Rajdeo Ranjan murder case
- August 24, 2017

CBI has charged Shahabuddin, now lodged in Tihar jail, under the Indian Penal Code sections related to criminal conspiracy and murder and provisions of Arms Act. Rohit Kumar Soni, Rajesh Kumar, Rishu Kumar Jaiswal and Sonu Kumar Gupta. "But the CBI does not have a strong case as it has several missing links". Initially, the murder was probed by the special investigation team of the Bihar police but later the investigation was handed over to the CBI on request from the victim's wife Asha ... (more...)
Research Ratings: United Technologies Corporation (UTX), MetLife, Inc. (MET)
- August 24, 2017

Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has risen 24.03% since August 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.11% the S&P500. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its stake in United Technologies Corp (UTX) by 4.65% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
US Fleet Commander To Be Removed After Warship Collision US Fleet Commander To Be Removed After Warship Collision
- August 24, 2017

McCain docked at Singapore", it said. On Tuesday, US Navy and Marine divers found remains of missing sailors inside sealed sections of the damaged hull of the John S. Ten American U.S. Navy Sailors were reported missing after the collision. The mother of a Texas sailor said her son, John Hoagland, was among the missing and had served aboard the warship since October. (more...)
Trump Aide Sent Email About Possible Meeting With Campaign, Putin Trump Aide Sent Email About Possible Meeting With Campaign, Putin
- August 24, 2017

Congressional investigators have found an email from a top Trump campaign aide that referenced an attempt previous year to connect officials with Russian President Vladimir Putin , CNN reported Wednesday . meeting with Russians connected to Putin. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has come under scrutiny in recent months for his previously undisclosed talks with former Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak - meetings he denied during his Senate confirmation hearings earlier this ... (more...)
Militant killed by Army in Handwara forests turned to be civilian Militant killed by Army in Handwara forests turned to be civilian
- August 24, 2017

Sources said that several protesters sustained injuries in the clashes. The man, identified as 21-year-old Shadab Bashir Mir, was shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara district. As soon as the meeting ended, the local offered the funeral prayers and are finalising the last rites of slain Shahid, locals said. "Massive protests are going on in the area and youths of the village have refused to bury the slain as they are demanding justice", said the locals. (more...)
Syrian Air Force Attacks Daesh Positions on Border With Lebanon Syrian Air Force Attacks Daesh Positions on Border With Lebanon
- August 24, 2017

Government forces are fighting against Syrian opposition groups, who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, as well as numerous extremist and terrorist groups, such as the Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, also outlawed in Russian Federation. (more...)
Cell phone video captures student assaulting teacher in Wisconsin classroom Cell phone video captures student assaulting teacher in Wisconsin classroom
- August 24, 2017

The teacher then walks away and the student comes up and punches him in the face. "He is kind of like a helper", Miramontes said. The US high school pupil was arrested after punching the staff member to the ground during a disagreement. (more...)
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...)

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