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Florida Driver's Licenses, ID Cards Get Fresh, Secure Design in August

Florida Driver's Licenses, ID Cards Get Fresh, Secure Design in August State officials charge the new license is the "most secure over-the-counter credential on the market today". New features on the cards will include a pastel-colored sketch of the state seal and a large orange "FL" over a white background. [Full Article...]

Jordan Spieth commits to THE NORTHERN TRUST

Jordan Spieth commits to THE NORTHERN TRUST Even though Spieth already has 11 victories on the PGA Tour, including his three majors, he does not bring intimidation to the first tee. "And this is as much of a high as I've ever experienced in my golfing life". A crowd of 235,000 - a record for an Open Championship outside of St Andrews - took in the action on the Lancashire coast and, apart from those who were there on the Friday afternoo... [Full Article...]

Cardinal Pell hearing to begin in Melbourne

Cardinal Pell hearing to begin in Melbourne According to the report, during the short administrative hearing, which could last just minutes, a timetable will be set down that will outline how the case will proceed. The image, she said, was symbolic of the duty the church has to protect children. But Australia's most powerful Catholic opted to appear, having previously vowed to defend himself and clear his name after a two-year investigati... [Full Article...]

Florida teen wins $26K a year for life with $1 scratch-off

Florida teen wins $26K a year for life with $1 scratch-off Instead of opting for the lump sum, Ruz plans to collect her winnings in annual payments of $26,000. That purchase turned into quite an investment. She claimed a top prize from the new $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game! With the odds of one-in-five million against her, an Orlando teenager took a chance on Florida lottery scratch off ticket and scored a weekly pay day. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan rails against 'agents', fuelling Germany dispute

Erdogan's lashing out came the day after there were some signs that Ankara was feeling the heat from a German reorientation of policy towards Turkey which might threaten its tourism industry and investment environment. Gen. Joseph Dunford, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chair, claimed that Turkey and Russian Federation could not agree on the procurement of the missile defense system. [Full Article...]

Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday from the site of killings called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the attack, a condemnation that was not forthcoming as of late on Saturday night. According to the military, she also "called for attacks on Jews". "We are witness to the pattern of vicious murder by the hands of Palestinians for the past century and instea... [Full Article...]

Religious Affairs Minister Urges OIC to Convene over Al Aqa

Israel says the three Israeli Arabs involved in the 14 July shooting near the compound were able to smuggle guns inside and that the new security measures are needed to stop similar attacks . The installation of the metal detectors set off widespread protests and deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence over the past week. Israel decided on Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the e... [Full Article...]

Heated discussion expected today on Sitaram Yechury's Rajya Sabha re-entry

Heated discussion expected today on Sitaram Yechury's Rajya Sabha re-entry Earlier, the matter came up during party's Polit Bureau meeting in the national capital last month but it was chose to leave it to the central committee, party's executive body, to take a final call on the matter. Yechury, a key Opposition strategist and the leader of the Left bloc in Parliament, has been playing key roles in floor strategy and onslaught against the Narendra Modi government. [Full Article...]

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

The decision to remove the metal detectors , made by the country's security cabinet, was based on the recommendation of Israel's security agencies, the statement said. Netanyahu was further hampered following a fatal shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan on Sunday when an Israeli security guard was attacked and shot dead two Jordanians. [Full Article...]

Mumbai pothole death: It's BMC vs PWD vs Metro rail projects

Mumbai pothole death: It's BMC vs PWD vs Metro rail projects Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena has been under pressure over potholes and incidents of trees falling in Mumbai . Rejecting the media reports which highlighted the civic apathy suggesting that potholes were the reason behind the death of a 34-year-old Mumbai biker, Maharashtra Public Works Minister, Chandrakant Patil has made fresh claims suggesting that potholes were not the reason behind the deat... [Full Article...]

Israel to remove metal detectors from holy site of al-Aqsa

The apparent deal came amid intensifying USA diplomatic efforts, with President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy, Jason Greenblatt , meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. "The street says yes and we say yes; if the street says no to the measures, we will say no". Before dawn Tuesday, workers were seen dismantling one of the devices at the Old City's Lion's Gate, a recent flashpoint and... [Full Article...]

United Nations says Jerusalem crisis must end as Trump sends envoy

Contrast, for example, Israel's recent stance towards the Temple Mount Faithful - a group of Jewish extremists who have openly announced that they seek the destruction of the al-Aqsa compound in order to build a Jewish temple in its place. The attack came after three Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured in protests over metal detectors Israel set at the entrance to the shrine followin... [Full Article...]

Two Jordanians killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

Two Jordanians killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman Palestinians view the move as Israel asserting further control over the compound, home to Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is considered Islam's third holiest site. The site quoted the officials as saying that Jordan might take "diplomatic measures" if Israel refuses to meet the demand. The source said Jordan is "fully aware of worldwide agreements concerning this case and understands them completely but i... [Full Article...]

Death penalty for Pandher, Koli in Pinki Sarkar case

Death penalty for Pandher, Koli in Pinki Sarkar case Prior to the recent trial, servant Koli was already sentenced to death after being found guilty of five murders. Pronouncing the quantum of sentence the special judge detailed that under Section 302 of IPC Koli was awarded death sentence with Rs 10,000 cash penalty and if the cash penalty is not paid he would be liable for six month more jail term. [Full Article...]

Pacific NorthWest LNG project canned

Pacific NorthWest LNG project canned Back in 2013, Straight contributor Ng Weng Hoong wrote a lengthy feature article on Petronas, offering hints even back then that the company would never build the project. While it was in opposition, the NDP officially opposed the PNW LNG project. The decision, it said in a press statement today, was made after a careful and total review of the project amid changes in market conditions. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's opposition party calls for two-day strike

Venezuela's opposition party calls for two-day strike The unpopular leftist leader is pressing ahead with the vote for a Constitutional Assembly on Sunday despite the opposition of most Venezuelans, a crescendo of worldwide criticism, and some dissent within his ruling Socialist Party. "I would like to have good relations with Donald Trump, shake his hand, hold a conversation, and tell him that we are in the 21st century not the times of colonialism"... [Full Article...]

President Trump to speak at joint news conference with Lebanese prime minister

I certainly think that what he's done to that country and to humanity is awful", Trump said. Trump has slammed the Iranian-backed Shiite militant group Hezbollah , which the US considers a terrorist group, and Congress recently introduced legislation to impose stiffer sanctions on the powerful group. [Full Article...]

DC Appeals Court throws out controversial handgun law

DC Appeals Court throws out controversial handgun law The District's law merited invalidation " regardless of its precise benefits ", because the Second Amendment " erects some absolute barriers that no gun law may breach ", the majority decision held. Right now D.C. prevents the most vulnerable people, particularly poor blacks who live in high crime areas of D.C., from having any hope of getting a permit for protection. [Full Article...]

Israel removing metal detectors from Al-Aqsa compound, security cameras remain: director

However, there were signs Tuesday that the crisis over the shrine, revered by Muslims and Jews, was not over yet. It said the measure would "ensure the security of visitors and worshippers". The Cabinet said police would increase the deployment of forces until the new measures are in place. The statement said the government would budget 100 million shekels ($28 million) to implement the securi... [Full Article...]

Man filmed punching woman in the face on NSW road

Man filmed punching woman in the face on NSW road According to the man who filmed the incident, the woman had thrown a number of items at the man's ute. Another woman, believed to be in the driver seat of the same auto, also took to Facebook to tell her alleged side of the story. But Inspector Rod Peet on Tuesday said whatever happened in the lead up was no excuse for violence. "Obviously with any video footage we're only getting a snapshot o... [Full Article...]


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