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Nation bids farewell to Hamid Ansari: Top 9 quotes from politicians

Nation bids farewell to Hamid Ansari: Top 9 quotes from politicians On the last day of his decade-long tenure as the Vice President of India and the Upper House Chairman, Ansari also stressed that Rajya Sabha was the creation of the Constitution that portrays Indian diversity. "I have special regards, good wish from my side to you", he added. Tiruchi Selva, a DMK MP from Tamil Nadu, said while Ansari was being praised for his various attributes as a politician... [Full Article...]

Guam Governor Downplays N. Korean Missile Threat

Guam Governor Downplays N. Korean Missile Threat Bombers, fighters and other aircraft fly out of Andersen. Its proximity to China, Japan, the Philippines and the Korean Peninsula has long made the island an essential position for the us military . "We will continue to keep the public updated on any changes or requests for action". He did not elaborate on Guam's defences but the island houses two USA military installations, and is also arm... [Full Article...]

SoftBank Vision Fund Invests a Record $2.5 Billion in Flipkart

SoftBank Vision Fund Invests a Record $2.5 Billion in Flipkart While Flipkart has not disclosed the exact amount, the Economic Times has reported that the total investment by Softbank Vision Fund was pegged at United States dollars 2.5-2.6 billion. Initially, Son wanted to merge Flipkart and Snapdeal . "The Vision Fund is proud to be part of this landmark transaction which is a strong endorsement of India and its thriving economy". [Full Article...]

Police hunt man who knocked woman in front of London bus

Police hunt man who knocked woman in front of London bus British police released CCTV footage on Tuesday (August 8) of a jogger pushing a woman towards an oncoming bus as they appealed for help to track down the assailant. "We would urge him or anyone who recognizes him to get in touch with us as soon as possible". A source from Go Ahead London , which owns the bus, said that it was only because the driver was going at 12mph that the woman was not se... [Full Article...]

United States congresswoman confident Guam protected from North Korea threat

Asian travelers, mainly Japanese and South Koreans, are still landing at the airport and it's tough to find a room at one of the vacation resorts dotted around the island. Rob Portman said in an interview with WCPO Wednesday , "We've got to also make clear to our allies and to our enemies like North Korea that. we're going to stand firm". [Full Article...]

Cleanup as oil hits Hong Kong beaches

Cleanup as oil hits Hong Kong beaches It was the first time authorities had confirmed how much had spilled. However, more continues to wash up on the city's shores, prompting the government to close several beaches. The spill comes at the height of summer, when visitors, campers and holiday makers throng to beaches and outlying islands, especially at weekends. Cleanup crews have collected dozens of tons of palm oil from the beaches,... [Full Article...]

Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old Worcester girl

Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old Worcester girl The three-year-old tyke has been transported to UMass Medical Center. Rickheit was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital under police guard, and state police said charged against her would be finalized as the specific facts and circumstances are determined. [Full Article...]

Mattis: US, Allies Outmatch North Korea Militarily

Mattis: US, Allies Outmatch North Korea Militarily The statement concluded in the tone of one of Mattis' famous quotes from his time as a Marine Corps general: No better friend, no worse enemy. This is " fire and fury " Mattis-style, with two key differences from Trump's statement yesterday. [Full Article...]

'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 5 - 'Eastwatch'

Christ, how many times has that phrase been used this season? Jaime's on a journey of redemption , and what was it all for if he never gets there? Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faced off with an entire army of Dothraki, a gigantic dragon, and the queen herself, Daenerys Targaryen ( Emilia Clarke ). [Full Article...]

Pakistan's mother Teresa Dr Ruth Pfau passes away

Pakistan's mother Teresa Dr Ruth Pfau passes away Dubbed as Pakistani "Mother Teresa" for her compassion towards lepers, Dr Ruth Pfau came to Pakistan from Germany in 1960 and dedicated her rest of life to serve people suffering from leprosy. President Mamnoon Hussain expressed grief at the demise of Dr Pfau and paid tribute to her services for the helpless and neglected in the country. She saw her younger brother die, and risked her own life e... [Full Article...]

Girl badly burned by boiling water thrown at her at sleepover

Girl badly burned by boiling water thrown at her at sleepover Result: Merritt is now treated in the hospital of Harlem for severe burns to the chest, back and shoulders. Authorities said the 11-year-old victim suffered second-degree burns to her face, shoulders, neck and chest. "She said she was screaming that she was burning". Investigators are looking into whether the crime was inspired by an apparent social media trend, dubbed the "Hot Water Challenge",... [Full Article...]

Seoul Downplays N. Korea Guam Threat

Seoul Downplays N. Korea Guam Threat Just a month before, a squadron of B1-B Lancers, B52s and B2-Spirit stealth bombers conducted training exercises in and around the skies of Guam and the Marianas leading North Korea to release a statement saying, "Whet more sharply the treasured sword of nuclear weapons of justice" and "all the US military bases in the operational theatre in the Pacific including Guam will face ruin in the fac... [Full Article...]

Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress: God Gives Trump Authority to Bomb North Korea

Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress: God Gives Trump Authority to Bomb North Korea The biblical verses from Romans that Jeffress alludes to aren't simply a legitimization of "just war" (itself a contested topic within the wider Christian tradition). Still, it is perhaps the only position that the pastor and the president don't share. He said now that health care is off the table, evangelicals are hoping for tax reform, though he didn't have any specifics in mind. [Full Article...]

AIADMK Merger in Final Stage, O Panneerselvam May Become Deputy CM

AIADMK Merger in Final Stage, O Panneerselvam May Become Deputy CM Moving a step closer to the mergerof the two warring factions, the ruling AIADMK Amma campheaded by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Paalaniswamitoday virtually shut the doors on Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran by announcing that the recent appointments made by him were null and void. [Full Article...]

At least six injured after bus crashes into shop in south London

At least six injured after bus crashes into shop in south London A spokesman later added: "We were called at 7am to reports of a bus crashed into a shop front". 'I wedged myself in, bracing myself, ' he told Press Assosciation. I talked to her and was holding her hands. 'She was so scared because people were shouting fire. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "Police were called at approximately 06:55hrs on Thursday, 10 August to reports of a bus ... [Full Article...]

Tensions Escalate Between The Us And North Korea

The broad-based Stoxx Europe 600 stock index dropped 0.5 percent in early trading, with key indices, such as Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC all down 0.5 percent or more. Crude oil was 0.5 percent higher with prices at $49 per barrel. Gold prices rose while the yen hit an eight-week high against the dollar and made broad gains against other peers, reacting to the political ten... [Full Article...]

Lieberman Defends Trump's 'Fire and Fury' North Korea Threat

Lieberman Defends Trump's 'Fire and Fury' North Korea Threat Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on North Korea's despot leader Kim Jong-Un after it emerged he had held a meeting with his advisors about the ramifications of a missile strike on the US. "It's also imperative that the Trump Administration embrace a robust policymaking process to think through all of our options, and be prepared to be realistic about what response the North Korean threat m... [Full Article...]

Harsh Rhetoric Between North Korea and Trump Worries Investors

Harsh Rhetoric Between North Korea and Trump Worries Investors According to the NYT, people familiar with the matter say that while Trump and his team anticipated that he might be asked about North Korea and they had brainstormed general responses, he " had not run the specific language by them ". The escalating threats followed reports that North Korea has mastered a crucial technology needed to strike the United States with a nuclear missile. [Full Article...]

Marriage postal vote hits court hurdle

Former High Court Judge and same-sex marriage advocate Michael Kirby says he will have no part in the postal ballot on whether to change marriage laws. Supporters of same-sex marriage urge the Liberal Party to endorse a conscience vote. If you want to cast your opinion in the same-sex marriage postal vote, you have just 14 days to register . [Full Article...]

US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions

US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions In New York , the Dow Jones industrial average fell 36.64 points to 22,048.70, the S&P 500 index inched down 0.90 of a point to 2,474.02 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 18.13 points to 6,352.33. The resignation of President Richard Nixon - 43 years ago to the day - resulted in a first day 0.9 percent sell-off, but 20 days later, the S&P 500 was down 13.8 percent and up 6.7 percent aft... [Full Article...]


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