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New ISIS Video Shows American Child Member For The First Time New ISIS Video Shows American Child Member For The First Time
- August 24, 2017

The boy, who identified himself as Yousef and claims to be the son of an American soldier, said he moved to Syria with his mother two years ago. The boy speaks rapidly and somewhat mechanically, as if reciting a memorized speech. In picture: An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon January 19, 2016. (more...)
Man describes helping search for missing teen, surviving in the woods Man describes helping search for missing teen, surviving in the woods
- August 24, 2017

According to WATE , Austin told rangers that after becoming separated from his step-father he climbed to the top of the ridge in the Shop Creek area to try to make a phone call to his mother for help. At one point, Bohanan heard a search helicopter and tried to wave it down, but the canopy of trees blocked him from view, Kloster said. "We faced multiple challenges, including a moving target in dense conditions, but our search teams never gave up hope". (more...)
US House Speaker Paul Ryan won't support censure of Trump US House Speaker Paul Ryan won't support censure of Trump
- August 24, 2017

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Ryan was joined Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a fellow Republican, at the event in Hillsboro. Dozens of protesters gathered outside the town hall, including Ryan's Democratic opponent Randy Bryce, who said he sought a ticket to attend but was denied. (more...)
Rock Concert In The Netherlands Cancelled Last Night Due To Terror Threat Rock Concert In The Netherlands Cancelled Last Night Due To Terror Threat
- August 24, 2017

The alarm on Wednesday centred on a gig involving USA band the Allah-Las, due to perform in Rotterdam's Maassilo . The American rock band Allah-Las was scheduled to perform, the band's website said. Police said the man in Brabant was arrested after a search of his home: "He is in custody and being questioned about the threat in Rotterdam ". Police said Thursday that the van driver was a mechanic who was likely drunk at the time. (more...)
Pakistan brushes off United States criticism on Afghanistan Pakistan brushes off United States criticism on Afghanistan
- August 24, 2017

He said that Haqqanis and other terrorist groups had been eliminated from North Waziristan during the major offensive launched during 2014. Coons said it uses a regional approach to challenge Pakistan's troubling practice of harbouring extremist groups. (more...)
Hegemonic policies to blame for threat to peace in South Asia: Pak Hegemonic policies to blame for threat to peace in South Asia: Pak
- August 24, 2017

It is all the more worrying that at a time when the country was required to demonstrate unity and lobby for securing its interests when the policy was under review, nothing significant was done diplomatically to fight Pakistan's case with the U.S. (more...)
'India emerging as important regional strategic partner to US' 'India emerging as important regional strategic partner to US'
- August 24, 2017

The NSC spokesperson claimed that Trump had benefited from an outsider's perspective on the Pakistan-US relationship by foregoing "conventional wisdom" that "however, much the Pakistanis double-deal you and lie to you and don't cooperate, you have no choice but to just keep the status quo". (more...)
Arizona congressman joins call for Trump to pardon Arpaio Arizona congressman joins call for Trump to pardon Arpaio
- August 24, 2017

Longtime critics of the retired sheriff say a pardon would remove the last chance at holding Arpaio legally accountable for a long history of misconduct during his 24 years as metro Phoenix's top law enforcer. "But Sheriff Joe can feel good". I won't do it tonight. Trump's flirtation with wiping Arpaio's dirty slate clean plays in part with his acceptance of white nationalist organizations and openly racist groups. (more...)
Liberty University Alums Return Diplomas Over Jerry Falwell Jr. Trump Comments Liberty University Alums Return Diplomas Over Jerry Falwell Jr. Trump Comments
- August 24, 2017

The reported growth in alumni planning to return their diplomas comes in response to Falwell reiterating his support for Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Falwell for his apparent inability to distinguish between what's politically incorrect, as he puts it, and what's morally correct, ' Hamann said. "It's heartening to me to that there are people of faith, wherever they fall on the spectrum, who consider this to be beyond the pale", Hamann tells Mother Jones. (more...)
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 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...)

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