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Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader

Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader With four years to go until the next Holyrood elections, The Scotsman quotes Ms Dugdale as saying she is convinced that the party needs a new leader with " fresh energy, drive and a new mandate " to take the party forward. Harris also suggested many moderate Labour MPs opposed to Jeremy Corbyn are staying quiet because they want to complicate any de-selection process. [Full Article...]

Britain's May says China should increase pressure on NKorea

Britain's May says China should increase pressure on NKorea She, however, dodged questions when asked whether the United Kingdom would commit troops to deter them, and declined to specify any red lines for North Korea. Kim Jong Un's regime first threatened to attack the United States island territory after President Donald Trump threatened to respond to North Korea's threats with "fire and fury". [Full Article...]

Buffett's firm now owns 700 million Bank of America shares

Buffett's firm now owns 700 million Bank of America shares Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is spending part of his 87th birthday in NY. Bank of America is up 5.05% so far this year. Buffett invested $5 billion in Bank of America in 2011 in exchange for preferred stock and the right to buy common shares. [Full Article...]

US Navy Shoots Down Missile Off Hawaii in Test

US Navy Shoots Down Missile Off Hawaii in Test Monday's test missile was launched from Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. It normally takes one to two years to create, but Raytheon said in the statement that it took them seven months. The test, called Flight Test Standard Missile- 27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2), demonstrated the integrated capabilities of the Aegis Weapon System and how it has continually evolved to counter advanced th... [Full Article...]

Ric Flair to Start Physical Therapy Soon, Says He 'Will Be Back!'

Ric Flair to Start Physical Therapy Soon, Says He 'Will Be Back!' Its representatives and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have not specified the exact causes of his hospitalization, while his friend of heart, Wendy Barlow , merely that his / her spouse had been treated for problems involving multiple bodies. [Full Article...]

ALECSO: Israeli occupation seeks to change status quo in Jerusalem

ALECSO: Israeli occupation seeks to change status quo in Jerusalem Netanyahu's speech comes less than a week after he met with Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump on the Middle East , and a delegation of USA officials to discuss how to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. [Full Article...]

Special counsel subpoenas Manafort spokesman, ex-attorney

Special counsel subpoenas Manafort spokesman, ex-attorney Spokesman Jason Maloni and Melissa Laurenza , an attorney at a law firm that formerly represented Manafort, each received subpoenas. Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, appears to be investigating possible financial crimes involving Manafort's overseas business activities. [Full Article...]

Lebanon army declares border ceasefire to negotiate deal with 'Islamic State'

Lebanon army declares border ceasefire to negotiate deal with 'Islamic State' A line of ambulances and buses were shown on Syrian state television driving slowly through the arid countryside, the border's pale hills behind them, as they departed. The border battle has ended in "fully liberating Lebanese land and securing the border with Syria", he said. "Today, August 28, 2017, is the Second Liberation Day of Lebanon that will be recorded someday in the history of Lebanon... [Full Article...]

FTC issues warning about Hurricane Harvey scams

FTC issues warning about Hurricane Harvey scams Resist pressure to give on the spot, whether from a telemarketer or door-to-door solicitor, and beware if they thank you for making a pledge you don't remember making. Hurricane Harvey's relentless path has left at least 10 dead and countless people without homes in Houston and surrounding areas. McGovern has seen it before: people with good intentions end up donating to a phony charity , and... [Full Article...]

Trump declares emergency in Louisiana for storm Harvey

Trump declares emergency in Louisiana for storm Harvey New Orleans has already been hit hard by a thunderstorm that dumped about nine inches of water three weeks ago - leaving numerous city's drainage pumps nonoperational, The Times-Picayune reported . Harvey is projected to bring gusts up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) in coastal areas and gusts of up to 40 miles per hour (65 kph) in Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor. [Full Article...]

Court orders govt to explain private medical college fees

Court orders govt to explain private medical college fees The state government will hold talks with banks to help students seeking admission to the MBBS course in self-financing colleges. A Bench led by Justice S.A. Attorney General K K Venugopal said the allotment process was over but the court refused to consider it. Earlier, the court had permitted two colleges to collect Rs 11 lakh as fee. [Full Article...]

Shivering toddler found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey

Shivering toddler found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey Penisson said a witness saw the woman take her 18-month-old daughter and try to walk to safety when the swift current of a flooded drainage canal next to the parking lot swept her and her child away. The storm that first came ashore on Friday has forced tens of thousands of people to flee deluged homes and caused damage estimated at tens of billions of dollars, making it one of the costliest USA n... [Full Article...]

NOAA: Hurricane Harvey To Batter Texas With Rain

NOAA: Hurricane Harvey To Batter Texas With Rain The New Orleans Police Department says that 146 barricades have been already been staged at underpasses that are prone to flooding in the city. Several other Weather Underground gauges showed between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain fell in Elmwood and River Ridge in less than two hours, and the map showed a precipitation rate of about 2 inches fell within an hour in parts of Gentilly. [Full Article...]

Uranium Bank Opens in Kazakhstan, May Start Getting Fuel in 2018

Uranium Bank Opens in Kazakhstan, May Start Getting Fuel in 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan today jointly launched a Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), a US$150 million facility, to assure supply mechanism of last resort. Following the latest report of the IAEA expert team on the Storage Facility, I am satisfied that the relevant provisions of IAEA safety standards and security guidance documents have been applied. [Full Article...]

Few showers with a chance of rain tonight; clearer Wednesday

Few showers with a chance of rain tonight; clearer Wednesday High pressure provides enough of a buffer to keep a tropical low well to the south. LABOR DAY: There will be a 30 percent chance rain and thunderstorms. Small rain chance. Lows near 70. A real taste of fall returns by Friday with highs in the 60s and low temperatures in the 40s by Saturday morning. [Full Article...]

James Mattis freezes transgender military ban pending study; troops can still serve

James Mattis freezes transgender military ban pending study; troops can still serve Mattis said the panel, which he will establish, will consist of experts within the Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security. Well, this is certainly an unexpected turn of events. Mattis said the focus of the military "must always be on what is best for the military's combat effectiveness leading to victory on the battlefield". [Full Article...]

Kenya's opposition gets access to electoral commission's servers

Kenya's opposition gets access to electoral commission's servers Most worldwide observers have said the election results are credible. President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates with Deputy President William Ruto after he was announced victor of the presidential election at the IEBC National Tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya. [Full Article...]

Trump Is Confused By Two Blonde Reporters Sitting Next To Each Other

Trump Is Confused By Two Blonde Reporters Sitting Next To Each Other Niinisto told journalists before leaving Finland that he and Trump would talk about the Baltic Sea. In a subsequent post , the president also called NAFTA , a trade deal he has pledged to either renegotiate or back out of entirely, the "worst trade deal ever made" and said Canada and Mexico are "both being very difficult" in the renegotiation process. [Full Article...]

Maine Catholics to participate in Hurricane Harvey aid drive

Maine Catholics to participate in Hurricane Harvey aid drive Facebook pledged to match every donation up to $1 million for a Hurricane Harvey recovery fund . " BBB urges all potential donors to do a little homework and seek out great charities like BBB Accredited Red Cross and others at give.org", the bureau stated. [Full Article...]

IOM: 18000 Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh last week

IOM: 18000 Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh last week More than a million Rohingyas live in Rakhine, where they face growing discrimination due to sectarian conflict, which killed at least 160 people since 2012 and displaced almost 120,000. where do we have to live now?" one told AFP from a village near Maungdaw, speaking on condition of anonymity. Rohingya villagers are stuck between police and troops hunting down the insurgents and militants offe... [Full Article...]


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