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Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger? Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger?
- August 25, 2017

Trump. More recently, in July, she sparked social media backlash after she said McCain should step aside as quickly as possible following the news this week of his brain cancer diagnosis. In his statement, Stanton said: "If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio , then it will be clear that his true intent is to inflame emotions and further divide our nation". (more...)
GJM chief dashes letter to Mamata for dialogue GJM chief dashes letter to Mamata for dialogue
- August 25, 2017

Talking to media persons at the state secretariat Nabanna, Banerjee said Tamang would represent the GJM at the meeting, called to address the issues in northern West Bengal hills. He has also put forward a five-point demand to the CM. Gurung said the creation of autonomous bodies in Darjeeling, first as the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council in 1988 and then as the GTA in 2011, has "failed miserably". (more...)
Press Secretary Sanders Says There's No Rift Between President Trump & McConnell Press Secretary Sanders Says There's No Rift Between President Trump & McConnell
- August 25, 2017

Asked later the same question, and noting that Trump is not saying Mexico is going to pay for the wall, Huckabee Sanders snidely said, "He hasn't said they wouldn't either". "He's committed to protecting American Lives, and doing that through the border wall is something that's important, it's a priority, and we're moving forward with it". (more...)
12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar 12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar
- August 25, 2017

The situation in the state deteriorated again early this month when security forces began a new "clearance operation" with tension shifting to the township of Rathetaung, where Buddhist Rakhine and Rohingya communities live side-by-side. Tensions with the majority Buddhist population have been rumbling for years, and tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, accusing Myanmar authorities of ethnic persecution. (more...)
United States wants India to play a more active role in Afghanistan United States wants India to play a more active role in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

A day later, China's powerful state councillor Yang Jiechi phoned U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson and said to him that Pakistan plays an "important role" in Afghanistan, reported Xinhua. Beijing has its own security concerns in the region, including terrorism migrating from Afghanistan through Pakistan into Western China. "Against the current backdrop, we appreciate Pakistani efforts in ensuring security as well as anti-terrorism cooperation in the CPEC", she said. (more...)
President has put Pakistan on notice, says US NSC spokesman President has put Pakistan on notice, says US NSC spokesman
- August 25, 2017

American President Mr Donald Trump warned the Pakistan that the US can no longer be silent about Pakistan continuing safe heavens for terrorist organisation the Talibans and other groups that pose threat to the region and beyond. "We have put people on notice that if you're providing safe haven to terrorists, be warned: we are going to engage those providing safe haven and ask them to change what they are doing", Tillerson said . (more...)
Pilgrims From Kaduna In Saudi Arabia-Board Pilgrims From Kaduna In Saudi Arabia-Board
- August 25, 2017

The Deputy Governor of Madinah, Wahid Asahin, on Monday visited the pilgrims' Hotel, Riyad Al Zahra, in the Markaziya area of Madinah to personally convey the apologies of the Saudi Arabian authorities over the matter. Also yesterday, the Delta government enjoined intending pilgrims to pray for sustainable peace, unity and prosperity of the state in particular and the nation in general. (more...)
Vietnamese women triumph at SEA Games Vietnamese women triumph at SEA Games
- August 25, 2017

The results put a huge pressure on Vietnamese players as with 7 points and a +5 goal difference, they had to win their final match with Malaysia with five or higher goal difference to become the 29th SEA Games champions. After the break, the visitors kept control of the match. In the 79th minute, Lieu completed the scoring at 6-0 for her team. Malaysia last won the SEA Games gold medal at the 2011 Palembang edition after beating Indonesia but have yet to face Thailand in the SEA Games ... (more...)
Typhoon Hato: 16 dead; 27000 evacuated as powerful storm pummels China Typhoon Hato: 16 dead; 27000 evacuated as powerful storm pummels China
- August 25, 2017

Chief executive Fernando Chui, at a news conference on Thursday evening, announced the resignation of Fong Soi-kun, director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau. As of Thursday, 16 people were reported dead in nearby Macau, where winds and flooding damaged much of the city center. China's official Xinhua News Agency said four more people were killed in the neighboring province of Guangdong and one person remains missing. (more...)
Javadekar is BJP's Karnataka poll in-charge Javadekar is BJP's Karnataka poll in-charge
- August 25, 2017

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar will be election in-charge of Karnataka while power minister Piyush Goyal will be co-incharge. The Gujarat Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in 2017 while the Karnataka polls are due in 2018. Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot has been appointed the election in-charge for the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, also scheduled for later this year. (more...)
Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of recruiting girls to increase membership Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of recruiting girls to increase membership
- August 25, 2017

She also said Boy Scout leaders had made "disparaging and untrue remarks about Girl Scout programming" and its long-term market strength. A feud is brewing between the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. The Boy Scouts have not set a timeline for their decision regarding the girls. (Scouting is primarily a parent-child organization and for that reason, it seems to me, very hard to bring into communities where there is no existing tradition, and all the more so if there aren't dads around, and ... (more...)
Yingluck verdict holds the key to reconciliation Yingluck verdict holds the key to reconciliation
- August 25, 2017

Fearing a guilty verdict could lead to violent protests, the government had ordered more than 4,000 police and army officers to surround the court and warned against demonstrations. To many supporters Yingluck is finally emerging from her elder brother's shadow, drawing on a star quality absent amongst the gloomy cast of ageing generals who rule Thailand. (more...)
Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - Amirul Hajj Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - Amirul Hajj
- August 25, 2017

Qatar's civil aviation authority confirmed that it had received a request from the Saudi carrier for permission to land and had referred the airline to the ministry of Islamic affairs "in accordance with past practices". The deputy governor of Madina region, Sheikh Mohammad Albijawi, who tendered the apology during a visit to the victims, vowed that the security officials, who offended the pilgrims, would be sanctioned. (more...)
BRD college: UP govt. transfers Additional Chief Secretary Anita Bhatnagar BRD college: UP govt. transfers Additional Chief Secretary Anita Bhatnagar
- August 25, 2017

The government is merely calling it as " Gorakhpur incident". However, the government has not made any clarifications on how many children's lost their lives till now and whether the death was due to disruption of oxygen supply or other reasons. (more...)
Piglets saved from blaze served as sausages to firefighters who rescued them Piglets saved from blaze served as sausages to firefighters who rescued them
- August 25, 2017

Rivers also defended her actions to the BBC , saying that farming is her livelihood and that what she did was merely part of her job. The station captioned the picture of the sausages "fantastic", adding , "we got to sample the fruits of our labors from that February night", but took it down after the backlash began. (more...)
Annullato concerto a Rotterdam per minaccia terroristica Annullato concerto a Rotterdam per minaccia terroristica
- August 25, 2017

Dettagli che ricordano in modo preoccupante il piano iniziale della cellula terroristica marocchina di Isis che ha colpito giovedi' scorso a Barcellona uccidendo 13 persone. Per via del loro nome , gli Allah-Las ricevono spesso minacce da parte di estremisti islamici, ma la polizia di Rotterdam ha detto di aver preso con particolare serietà la segnalazione ricevuta ieri e di aver chiesto al gestore del Maassilo di annullare il concerto , poco prima che iniziasse. (more...)
Pelosi: Democrats Have 'Won Every Fight' Against Republicans Pelosi: Democrats Have 'Won Every Fight' Against Republicans
- August 25, 2017

So much for the "buyer's remorse" the DC insiders are convinced the GOP has. The data suggests that most Americans view the bicameral legislature as a monolith. A Quinnipiac University poll released today shows that American voters are more concerned with health care and race relations than the economy. Whipps, who has refused to back President Trump and sided with Democrats on several important issues in the House, said in a Tuesday statement that she was registering as an independent. (more...)
IL school funding agreement reached IL school funding agreement reached
- August 25, 2017

Rauner released a statement shortly before 5pm that reads, "Governor Rauner applauds the four leaders in coming to a consensus on historic school funding reform that reflects the work of the School Funding Reform Commission ". The state Senate had already voted to override the veto earlier this month. The district gets about $53 million from the state. A district spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request for comment Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Gandhis may not attend Lalu rally Gandhis may not attend Lalu rally
- August 25, 2017

Here's a flashpoint to the Nitish Kumar-Sharad Yadav fight over BJP-JDU realignment -- Yadav has made a decision to attend the " BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao " rally convened by RJD leader Lalu Yadav in Patna this Sunday, rejecting Kumar's warning against him doing so. (more...)
NZ send three more personnel to Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell said two of the military officers would work at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission's headquarters in Kabul and the third at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy as a physical training instructor. (more...)