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Texas braces as Harvey strengthens to Category 4 storm

Texas braces as Harvey strengthens to Category 4 storm WeatherBug has a time-lapse camera at First Community Bank in Corpus Christi. Updated: Several courts have closed as Hurricane Harvey approached the Texas coast and intensified into a Category 4 storm , CNN reports. Despite the warnings, Elsie and David Reichenbacher prepped supplies and planned to stay put in Corpus Christi. And it's expected to become even more powerful as it inches c... [Full Article...]

Facebook DOWN again as social media users unable to log in

Facebook DOWN again as social media users unable to log in Most users are experiencing issues logging in while 41 percent of users have reported a total blackout. The world was thrown into darkness after Facebook went down on Saturday night (Indian Standard Time) with users unable to access the site. [Full Article...]

ICC welcomes World XI tour of Pakistan

ICC welcomes World XI tour of Pakistan PCB chairman Najam Sethi announced a star-studded 14-member World XI squad on Thursday. The World XI comprise top players from Test playing nations lead by South African Test and Twenty20 skipper Faf du Plessis . But by confirming the World XI's tour to Lahore, cricket can proudly say that it supports one of its oldest Members, whose contribution to the game are second to none. [Full Article...]

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) Reports Decline in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Longs

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) Reports Decline in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Longs It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500. Natixis decreased Autozone Inc (NYSE:AZO) stake by 22,993 shares to 144,194 valued at $113.88 million in 2016Q4. Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was raised too. Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.29, from 1.38 in 2016Q3. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC raised its position in Halliburton by 8.9% in the first quarter. [Full Article...]

Mueller Subpoenas Manafort's Former Ukraine PR Colleagues

Mueller Subpoenas Manafort's Former Ukraine PR Colleagues This is the first indication that Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation, is beginning to compel witness testimony before the grand jury, NBC said. "U.S. officials with knowledge of the intelligence said investigators also have examined reports from intelligence agencies that describe Russian hackers discussing how t... [Full Article...]

China urges USA to drop new sanctions on Chinese companies

China urges USA to drop new sanctions on Chinese companies Security Council resolutions. "You've seen a series of administrations, Republicans and Democrats, who believed that China would cooperate when it came to applying economic pressure to North Korea ", Sen. statements about a desire to stabilize bilateral ties sound particularly unconvincing". China, the world's second-largest economy, is the United States' largest trading partner in terms o... [Full Article...]

Suspensions Announced for the Tigers-Yankees Brawl

They did lose the series, however, as the Yankees took the first two games of the series easily, winning 13-4 Tuesday and 10-2 Wednesday. Both team's managers were ejected along with Yankees' bench coach Rob Thompson. Martinez, on Thursday, tweeted about protecting teammates during a fight before adding his criticism of Gary Sanchez . Said Ausmus: "I'm a little surprised at how short ... [Full Article...]

Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees did not get along yesterday

Tensions had risen even earlier, after Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer hit Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez with a pitch in the previous inning. The first of three bench-clearing incidents occurred when Cabrera and Romine started arguing at home plate while Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was warming up replace the ejected Kahnle. [Full Article...]

ED arrests billionaire meat exporter Moin Qureshi in money laundering case

ED arrests billionaire meat exporter Moin Qureshi in money laundering case The investigating agency previous year registered a case against Qureshi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for alleged illegal forex dealings and tax evasion. An investigation led the Income Tax Department Department to a few foreign assets belonging to the accused and his family. Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had registered a case of money laundering against Qureshi, wh... [Full Article...]

US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen's coast

US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen's coast The latest accident also follows a deadly collision at sea involving the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker more than three times its size. The Pentagon has conducted more than 80 airstrikes in Yemen this year, officials say. The group is al-Qaida's second largest affiliate and perhaps its most risky, USA defense officials speaking on condition of a... [Full Article...]

Young Ohio Man Among 10 Sailors Missing After Ship Collision

Young Ohio Man Among 10 Sailors Missing After Ship Collision The US Navy has dismissed Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in Asia. He also said that Malaysian officials had found a body, but it had not been determined if it was a McCain crew member. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Bails On Tax Reform

Donald Trump Bails On Tax Reform The White House still won't rule out Mexico paying for President Donald Trump 's proposed border wall, even as the president threatens to shut down the government over federal funding for the project. So why is he now threatening a government shutdown if Congress won't pay for it? She adds that Trump and McConnell "remain united on many shared priorities", including middle-class tax relief, ... [Full Article...]

PM Modi announces Rs 500 cr relief for flood-hit Bihar

PM Modi announces Rs 500 cr relief for flood-hit Bihar Narendra Modi also declared an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the injured persons in the floods . PM Modi after reaching Purnia boarded a chopper with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and flew over flooded areas of the state to take stock of the situation. [Full Article...]

Family Breaks Ancient Coffin by Putting Kid Into It

Family Breaks Ancient Coffin by Putting Kid Into It Such was the case for one set of parents on August 4, whose Munsters-eque stunt went awry when, according to the Southend Echo , they placed their child inside an 800-year-old sarcophagus at the Prittlewell Priory Museum in Southend, England, subsequently knocking the structure off its base and causing a chunk of its siding to break off. [Full Article...]

Sixth census counts 10418 transgender people in Pakistan

Sixth census counts 10418 transgender people in Pakistan Among the provinces, the highest growth rate of 3.37pc was seen in Balochistan, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2.89pc, Sindh 2.41pc and Punjab 2.13pc. The male population in KP stands at 15.467 million, female 15.054 million and transgender 913 in 2017. The figure in Punjab stood at 110.8 in 1981 and 106.9 in 1998. [Full Article...]

Guptas selling mining unit Tegeta

Guptas selling mining unit Tegeta The Zuma family stand to benefit handsomely from the Guptas' decision to sell Tegeta Exploration and Resources for R2.97 billion to the unknown Swiss-based company Charles King SA. "The purchaser has committed to a minimum level of 30% BEE compliance". "The sale of Tegeta represents a further step forward in delivering our strategy of preserving jobs by securing the future of the business we hav... [Full Article...]

Bayern Munich Boss Carlo Ancelotti Relishing PSG Reunion

Bayern Munich Boss Carlo Ancelotti Relishing PSG Reunion The French giants are the overwhelming favourites to progress to the round of 16 alongside Bayern, but Al-Khelaifi has denied suggestions that his club have been given "an easy draw". "I said to my friend beforehand that I hoped we would play PSG". It will be very emotional for them when I play at the Parc des Princes and they will be full of pride. [Full Article...]

Somalia notes 'civilian casualties' in raid

Somalia notes 'civilian casualties' in raid USA forces are in Somalia at the request of the Federal Government of Somalia and are committed to helping Somali forces neutralize al-Shabaab and bring stability to the region. The bodies were displayed in the capital, Mogadishu . The bodies of the 10 - eight adult farmers and two children -who were brutally killed during the early morning raid by U.S and Somali Special Forces in Barire we... [Full Article...]

Tony Abbott Admits He Was Passed Out Drunk For Important Vote

Tony Abbott Admits He Was Passed Out Drunk For Important Vote Wayne Swan, who was government treasurer in 2009, criticised Abbott following his disclosure. 'I lay down, and the next thing I knew it was the morning, ' he said. Mr Abbott tried to shrug off questions he had been drunk at the time as "impertinent". Mr Abbott confirmed that's exactly what went on. The former Prime Minister admits he had been drinking with Peter Costello and Kevin Andrews. [Full Article...]

White House Plans to Pardon Most Racist Sheriff Ever

White House Plans to Pardon Most Racist Sheriff Ever His sentencing had been scheduled for October 5. Before Trump granted the pardon , the American Civil Liberties Union, which sought the court injunction against Arpaio, said it would be "a presidential endorsement of racism". The former Maricopa County sheriff is now awaiting sentencing after he was convicted in federal court for disobeying court orders to stop his immigration patrols. [Full Article...]


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