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Game of Thrones too racy for Vic street

Game of Thrones too racy for Vic street The developers of a new suburb whose street names are inspired by Game of Thrones have been forced to change one named after the Lannisters. Game of Thrones airs in the United States on HBO every Sunday where it is simulcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 2am. [Full Article...]

Jury awards $148M to Chicago woman paralyzed after airport accident

Jury awards $148M to Chicago woman paralyzed after airport accident The payout will be covered by the city's insurance and not taxpayers. Tierney Darden, partially paralysed after a bus shelter of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport collapsed on her two years ago, was awarded $148 million by a Cook County jury on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

India can not be net security provider in South Asia

India can not be net security provider in South Asia Pakistan on Thursday said India can not be a "net security provider" in the South Asia region when it has "conflictual relationships" with its neighbours, days after President Donald Trump vowed to boost America's strategic partnership with India in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Turkey to Boost Economic Cooperation With Asian States - Prime Minister

Turkey to Boost Economic Cooperation With Asian States - Prime Minister At the same time, the work on a free trade agreement between the two states have been accelerated, according to Yildirim. Speaking about cooperation with Vietnam, the prime minister noted that the 2014 agreement on investment protection and prevention of double taxation had already been finalized. [Full Article...]

Qatar fully restored diplomatic relations with Iran

Qatar fully restored diplomatic relations with Iran Qatar expressed its aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields. The statement added that the decision was driven by the will to "safeguard peace and stability in the region" and Chad's government would close its diplomatic mission in Doha and recall all personnel in the upcoming days. [Full Article...]

Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar to helm polls in Gujarat, Karnataka

Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar to helm polls in Gujarat, Karnataka While the saffron party is in power in Gujarat, its bastion for over two decades, the opposition party rules in the other two states. A senior leader in Gujarat BJP said, "The leaders gave the indication that polls in the state are likely to be in November end and all the leaders and workers will have to pull up their socks accordingly". [Full Article...]

Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty

In doing so they de facto reduced the control IS has over Raqqa to the western and northern neighborhoods of the main metropolitan area. The Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF ), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by US-led coalition warplanes, entered the city in June and has captured almost 60 percent of it from jihadists. [Full Article...]

Last US county gets insurer for health exchange — APNewsBreak

Last US county gets insurer for health exchange — APNewsBreak The Dayton, Ohio-based payer was also one of five insurers that recently announced they will cover 19 other bare counties in Ohio . Two companies, CareSource and Centene, covered 55 of the 82 counties that were once at risk of having no ACA coverage, according to KFF's Cynthia Cox . [Full Article...]

RSS worker, accused in the Kodinhi Faisal murder case killed

RSS worker, accused in the Kodinhi Faisal murder case killed Vipin's murder was the latest in a string of political killings in the state that has prompted the RSS to blame the ruling Left Front of murdering opponents. He was to fly to Saudi Arabia the next day. But the latest murder has again vitiated the atmosphere. Sixteen people, including local RSS leaders, were arrested in connection with the murder. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's olive branch to North Korea opens murky path to talks

Donald Trump's olive branch to North Korea opens murky path to talks British Ambassador to the U.N. Matthew Rycroft and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley were among the unanimous vote to impose new sanctions on North Korea Saturday. In a sign of further diplomatic muscle-flexing, the list primarily targeted companies and nationals of China and Russia, Pyongyang's staunchest allies. [Full Article...]

Firefighters eat sausages made from piglets they saved from fire

Firefighters eat sausages made from piglets they saved from fire Mrs Rivers told the BBC: "I'm sure vegetarians will hate this". British firefighters were feeling the heat on Wednesday after eating "fantastic" sausages made from piglets they themselves had saved from the flames, prompting the ire of animal rights activists. [Full Article...]

Trump's strategy on Afghanistan takes USA in right direction

Trump's strategy on Afghanistan takes USA in right direction Pakistan's powerful military has not commented on Trump's speech, but the day before it denied any militants had havens in the country. Tillerson says numerous terrorist organizations find safe haven in Pakistan. "Conditions on the ground - not arbitrary timetables - will guide our strategy from now on", Trump said. "President Trump stated that other countries in the region are key to our su... [Full Article...]

IL school funding agreement reached

IL school funding agreement reached A statement released by the governor's office applauded the agreement. The four are expected to meet again in Springfield on Sunday, a day before the House convenes. Junk-rated CPS, the nation's third-largest public school system, was the main target of Rauner's veto action. A district spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request for comment Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Missed the eclipse today? America's next one is in 2024

Missed the eclipse today? America's next one is in 2024 In Nashville, Channel 11 caught up with Monroeville native Amber Chambers watching the eclipse there. "We, in Central Texas, are in luck", Hessel said. According to greatamericaneclipse.com, the next total solar eclipse to hit the Americas will first touch Mexico on April 8, 2024 . "We will have a total solar eclipse coming straight over Central Texas". [Full Article...]

Trump's Afghan strategy: China asks United States to respect Pak's security concerns

The Taliban has been fighting for decades, even before 9-11. He stated that Trump recognizes that abandoning Afghanistan would allow safe havens for global terrorist organizations to emerge once more . Pakistan needs to step up, and President Trump is correct in pointing that out. A surge will undoubtedly roll back the Taliban's gains, although this summer they have been unable to capture a... [Full Article...]

Bundy standoff participants released, some acquitted, others partly acquitted

Bundy standoff participants released, some acquitted, others partly acquitted And federal prosecutors did not discuss their intention to continue to pursue charges against two defendants for whom jurors deadlocked on multiple charges. Although the jury found the men not guilty on a number of charges, the jury has yet to reach verdicts on other charges. The next trial will include three Bundys - Cliven and his two sons, Ammon and Ryan - in addition to others. [Full Article...]

Barcelona fugitive killed; imam confirmed dead

Barcelona fugitive killed; imam confirmed dead All five attackers were killed by police in a shootout. Authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 15, confirming that Pau Pérez, a 34-year-old man found stabbed to death in a Ford Focus outside Barcelona on Friday, was killed by Abouyaaqoub. [Full Article...]

Highest-Paid Marvel Actor in 2017 Revealed

Highest-Paid Marvel Actor in 2017 Revealed Wahlberg replaced last year's top-ranked star, Dwayne Johnson who comes in at the second spot with 65 million dollar earnings. This year, Mark beat his former co-star Dwayne Johnson on this list. Vin Diesel, Johnson's Fast and the Furious co star, saw his earnings jump up 55% due to his roles in movie franchises xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. [Full Article...]

San Francisco dog owners to counter right-wing rally by creating poo minefield

San Francisco dog owners to counter right-wing rally by creating poo minefield Portions of the Presidio and many businesses within the park will be closed to the public that day. Supervisor Mark Farrell is pushing for a law that would prohibit people from carrying firearms in public areas, including Crissy Field, where a hotly debated Patriot Prayer rally is expected Saturday. [Full Article...]

Italian mayor says anyone shouting Allahu Akbar will be shot

Italian mayor says anyone shouting Allahu Akbar will be shot Luigi Brugnaro also said the Italian city was safer than Barcelona, where terrorists killed 13 people earlier this month in a van attack at the La Rambla tourist hotspot. Allahu Akbar is an Arabic phrase which translates directly as "Allah is greater" but is often mistranslated as "God is great". "But we'll send them straight to Allah before they can do any damage", he added, Business Insider UK ... [Full Article...]


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