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Taxi! Philippine government suspends Uber for one month

Taxi! Philippine government suspends Uber for one month Transport authorities on Tuesday warned Uber drivers: Don't take passengers or face losing your auto. The LTFRB issued an advisory saying its board has also "strongly recommended" that Uber extend financial assistance to accredited operators while it is under suspension. [Full Article...]

Schools to celebrate Independence Day in 'own special way', tweets CM

Schools to celebrate Independence Day in 'own special way', tweets CM Schools in Bengal celebrate Independence Day every year by hoisting flags and holding various programmes. Confronting the Centre over Independence Day celebrations in schools across the state, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has instructed all educational institutions to ignore a directive issued by the Union HRD Ministry to follow a prescribed format for I-Day celebrations. [Full Article...]

Trump calls out white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKK as 'criminals and thugs'

Trump calls out white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKK as 'criminals and thugs' Critics said Trump had waited too long to address the bloodshed, and slammed him for stating initially that "many sides" were involved, rather than explicitly condemning white supremacists widely seen as sparking the melee. He did not respond to loud queries from reporters about whether he condemns white supremacists and whether he condemns the actions of neo-Nazis. In a strong rebuke to the p... [Full Article...]

Peaceful Solution to Venezuela Crisis Possible: Pence

Peaceful Solution to Venezuela Crisis Possible: Pence He told reporters in Berlin that Germany wants "a peaceful return to democratic order". Regional alliance Mercosur added that it rejected the use of force against Venezuela , despite having indefinitely suspended the country last week amid global condemnation of Maduro's new, all-powerful "constituent Assembly". [Full Article...]

Why Heather Heyer's Mom Says Her Death Won't Be in Vain

Why Heather Heyer's Mom Says Her Death Won't Be in Vain Derek Weimer , who had Fields in three classes at Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Ky., told WVXU, "He went to a good school". He answered questions from the judge with simple responses of, "yes, sir", when asked if he understood what was being explained to him. [Full Article...]

BBCI: North Korea crisis: South's leader in plea to avoid war

BBCI: North Korea crisis: South's leader in plea to avoid war Moon on Monday also met General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is visiting Seoul as part of a trip which will also include China and Japan. Tension has increased in recent months over concern that North Korea is close to achieving its goal of putting the mainland United States within range of a nuclear weapon. [Full Article...]

Row over nationality of deputy PM Barnaby Joyce threatens Turnbull

Row over nationality of deputy PM Barnaby Joyce threatens Turnbull Yesterday New Zealand authorities revealed Mr Joyce is a Kiwi citizen. The 116-year-old section of the constitution that bans dual nationals is taking an extraordinary toll on the finely balanced Parliament elected in July last year. It's only a matter of time until Joyce has to film a video saying that New Zealand is a wonderful island . The concept of New Zealand and Australian citize... [Full Article...]

Illinois Home To 32 Hate Groups: Southern Poverty Law Center

Illinois Home To 32 Hate Groups: Southern Poverty Law Center MA has a total of 12 and that includes three groups classified as neo-Nazi. The same figures from the Southern Poverty Law Center show the divide between those active hate groups. According to the State Attorney General's Office, the number of reported hate crimes in 2015 statewide was 102, with Miami-Dade, Volusia, and Orange counties having the most reported hate crimes. [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Korea not 'imminent

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Korea not 'imminent But he said the language did not mean that war is inevitable or necessarily near. Senior US security officials have said that an attack from North Korea is not imminent but also cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence

Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence The neo-Nazis had gathered to protest the city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee . Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters Monday that it was an "absolutely repulsive scene at this extreme-right march". [Full Article...]

Former al-Shabaab vice head surrenders to Somali government

Former al-Shabaab vice head surrenders to Somali government Robow had fallen out with the al-Shabab leadership, which has been carrying out a purge of its ranks. Abu Mansor and militias loyal to him have recently been facing attacks from Al-Shabaab fighters in his hideout at Abal settlement. Estimated to be in his 50s, Robow is one of al-Shabab's most experienced leaders, having traveled to Afghanistan and trained alongside al-Qaida around 2000 after stu... [Full Article...]

Facts About The Solar Eclipse From NASA

Facts About The Solar Eclipse From NASA This will leave only the top part of the sun visible. After the eclipse ends at 4:30 p.m., all outdoor activities will be able to to resume. The path of totality-the area in which the sun will be completely blocked out by the Moon-travels east from OR to SC, starting at 10:18 a.m. [Full Article...]

Trump condemns 'white supremacists,' vows 'justice will be delivered' in Charlottesville attack

Trump condemns 'white supremacists,' vows 'justice will be delivered' in Charlottesville attack President Trump on Monday was in damage control mode, changing his schedule to address the growing outrage over his tepid reaction to the violence caused by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Virginia . "We're going to protect the right to assemble and march, and we're going to prosecute anybody to the full extent of the law that violates their ability do so, so, you can be sure of that"... [Full Article...]

Britain tries to calm fears over European Union trade

Britain tries to calm fears over European Union trade David Davis, the Brexit secretary, will set out plans for Britain's future customs relationship with Europe in a position paper published tomorrow, with another due on solutions to the fraught question of the Irish border later in the week. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yet, says South Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday if North Korea attacks the USA, it could lead to war. "The effect from North Korea-related jitters on financial and foreign exchange markets has been causing some global anxiety and we cannot rule out market volatility can widen from the smallest shock", Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said. [Full Article...]

Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses The company has not released the scale of the recall or a public list of offending vendors, but says it has offered refunds to customers who purchased the affected glasses. The AAS also stated not to pay much attention to the ISO seal stamp meant to authenticate the glasses as real, as some knockoffs have the stamp as well. [Full Article...]

Trophy hunting of grizzly bears ending this fall

Trophy hunting of grizzly bears ending this fall The ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting will take effect on November 30. The left-leaning New Democrat government, propped up by the Green Party, took office in British Columbia in June after ousting the Liberals who had ruled the province for 16 years. [Full Article...]

Mossad Warns Iran Expanding Control of Middle East

Mossad Warns Iran Expanding Control of Middle East A few days later, Hamas, Hezbollah and PIJ officials traveled to Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's second term in office. "They are thus spreading their influence in diverse places, including Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen". State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated earlier this month that the US considered Iran's ballistic missile lau... [Full Article...]

Vigil held in Madison to support Virginia victims

Vigil held in Madison to support Virginia victims They say the violence simply has to end, as the pain is felt across the country. It is being staged by the city's Unite Against Fascism, Black Lives Matter, Stand Up To Trump, and Stand Up To Racism groups. The Challenger driver fled the scene but was later stopped and identified as James Alex Fields, 20, of Ohio. Two police officers also died in a helicopter crash as they were responding to t... [Full Article...]

South Jersey Candlelight Vigils Held in Response to Charlottesville Tragedy

South Jersey Candlelight Vigils Held in Response to Charlottesville Tragedy Friends and family of Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old woman killed while marching in an anti-racism march on Saturday, are speaking out following her death. Heather didn't deserve this. "Heather sacrificed her life in the fight for social and racial justice". James Fields, 20, has been arrested and charged with murder over Saturday's attack, in which dozens of people were hurt. [Full Article...]


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