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37 killed in twin attacks in southern Iraq

37 killed in twin attacks in southern Iraq Numerous dead are suspected to include Iranian pilgrims and security forces personnel. That was followed by two suicide bombers, including one driving an explosives-laden vehicle, he said. Hussein al-Maliki says that all Kurdish lawmakers boycotted Thursday's session, while Arab lawmakers voted in favor. Al-Maliki did not say why the governor was sacked, but the move came after Kirkuk's provinci... [Full Article...]

Formal public inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire to begin on Thursday

Formal public inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire to begin on Thursday Retired judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who is leading the probe, acknowledged survivors' concerns about the impartiality of the investigation , but said they could only provide evidence to the inquiry. Ahead of the inquiry opening, Moore-Bick said: "I would hope to be able to answer the basic factual questions such as how did the fire start, how did it spread, how was it able to engulf the building... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson hails Anguilla's response to Hurricane Irma

Boris Johnson hails Anguilla's response to Hurricane Irma Maarten , four in the British Virgin Islands, four in the US Virgin Islands, and three in Puerto Rico. Earlier in the day, it made its second landfall on Marco Island, just south of Naples. NGOs like the Red Cross and Unicef have stepped in. Looting has broken out on some islands. "I have lost everything", she said, on the edge of tears. [Full Article...]

Amnesty International asks India to stop using pellet guns in Kashmir

Amnesty International asks India to stop using pellet guns in Kashmir The group issued a report , " Losing Sight in Kashmir: The Impact of Pellet-Firing Shotguns", which profiles 88 people whose eyesight was damaged by metal pellets fired by Indian forces between 2014 and 2017, showcasing what it called the "human cost of the government's heavy-handed crackdown in Kashmir". [Full Article...]

Imran Khan says ECP has no authority to issue his arrest warrant

Imran Khan says ECP has no authority to issue his arrest warrant Later, the ECP reserved its decision on Contempt of Court Petition, filed by a defiant PTI founding member Akbar S. Babar, against Imran Khan. While addressing the press conference, Imran Khan said that he is not allowed to enter the NA-120 constituency while PML-N leader are heading campaign rallies. [Full Article...]

Toshiba picks US-led consortium for chip business sale

Toshiba picks US-led consortium for chip business sale That support convinced Toshiba to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bain and work toward a final agreement this month , said the people, asking not to be identified because the matter isn't public. The current offer by Bain and Hynix is created to get around the legal risks by inviting the state-backed investors - the Innovation Network Corp of Japan and the Development Bank of Japan -... [Full Article...]

KINDLING - Change the law to protect 'Dreamers'

KINDLING - Change the law to protect 'Dreamers' Despite voters' support for allowing dreamers to remain in the United States, just four in 10 said they were "very" or "somewhat" confident that Congress will pass a bill to grant DACA recipients protection from deportation within six months. [Full Article...]

European Commission seeks to restrict investment from Chinese companies

European Commission seeks to restrict investment from Chinese companies During the address , he spoke about securing new European Union trade deals with New Zealand and Australia, ruled out Turkey becoming a member and said a new migrant deportation policy would be proposed by the end of September . "More than 8500 jobs are created in New Zealand by every billion dollars of exports", McClay said. [5] BBC News (2017) Brexit: UK will "soon regret" leaving Europe... [Full Article...]

Rajasthan Police gives clean chit to six accused in Pehlu Khan's murder

Rajasthan Police gives clean chit to six accused in Pehlu Khan's murder Pehlu Khan, along with 15 other men, was transporting cattle in a truck on the Behror highway in Alwar when they were stopped by the cow vigilantes and immediately thrashed. On Thursday however, Alwar Superintendent of Police Rahul Prakash said that the reward announced on each of the accused was withdrawn as the investigation had found them not guilty. [Full Article...]

School Shooter In Washington State Is Apprehended; 1 Student Dead

School Shooter In Washington State Is Apprehended; 1 Student Dead As the suspect's name circulated online and in local press, the Spokesman-Review reported that he had a well-known history of firing guns on his YouTube channel. "We love you and are dedicating tonight's show to the victims of today's tragic events, their families & friends, and everyone at Freeman High School". [Full Article...]

Democrats hail White House deal to protect 'dreamers'

Democrats hail White House deal to protect 'dreamers' The Democratic leaders heading to the White House on Wednesday night signaled other issues would animate their dinner with the President, but it was unclear whether Trump might bring up tax reform himself. They also haven't agreed on what proportion of the changes should be temporary or permanent. Schumer's communications director Matt House responded that Trump "made clear he would contin... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson welcomes extra funding to help Irma relief operations

The way Britain and 34 other developed nations spend their aid budget is governed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development based in Paris (OECD). The Department for International Development insisted that the fact that the territories were not eligible for official development assistance had not affected the UK's emergency relief. [Full Article...]

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt to Play Harvey Benefit Show

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt to Play Harvey Benefit Show Asleep at the Wheel will be the house band, and Charlie Sexton will serve as music director. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is trying to raise $100 million for the Rebuild Texas fund with efforts like the show at the Erwin Center. [Full Article...]

Swedes warned against trips to North Korea

Swedes warned against trips to North Korea Pyongyang also conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, prompting vehement reprimands from neighboring Japan and the United States. Gallup Korea began asking South Koreans the question in 1992, and the percentage of respondents this time who thought the North would not start a war was the second highest since then. [Full Article...]

Dhawan released from India ODI squad on request

Dhawan released from India ODI squad on request The 31-year-old was also forced to miss the fifth ODI of India's recent series against Sri Lanka to return to India to be with his mother, who has since recovered after a period of ill health. Recently, former Australian captain Michael Clarke had singled out Dhawan, along with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli , as the players the visiting Australia side need to be vary of. [Full Article...]

African Union applauds Ghana's free senior high school policy

African Union applauds Ghana's free senior high school policy In addition, teacher trainee allowances would be restored as promised by the Government. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received visiting President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, who said Ghana was anxious about the wellbeing of Buhari who had just recovered from an undisclosed ailment. [Full Article...]

Protesters say they're prepared for Betsy DeVos visit in Kansas City

Protesters say they're prepared for Betsy DeVos visit in Kansas City With DeVos's visit, she is excited because she too is pro-choice school systems, and backs charter schools which is now not allowed in Nebraska. Devos' visit however sparked some criticism regarding why she didn't visit a public school while in Denver. [Full Article...]

Record number of terrorism arrests made in United Kingdom in past year

Record number of terrorism arrests made in United Kingdom in past year The number of people arrested for terrorism offenses has hit a record high in the United Kingdom, according to official figures. The tally includes dozens of individuals held in swoops in the wake of attacks in London and Manchester. The vast majority of those arrested were men aged over 30, British and of an "Asian ethnic" appearance and more than a third of those detained were white. [Full Article...]

Hopkins Student Named National Merit Semifinalist

Hopkins Student Named National Merit Semifinalist Approximately 7,500 students will be chosen to receive a National Merit Scholarship worth more than $32 million next spring. Of about 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools across the country who entered the 2018 program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), only approximately 16,000 earned the Semifinalist designation. [Full Article...]

Prabhas' treat for Shraddha Kapoor

Prabhas' treat for Shraddha Kapoor There were almost 17-18 food items served and Shraddha couldn't stop herself but enjoyed the most wonderful food. Prabhas is going all out to make Shraddha Kapoor comfortable like a true gentleman. Saaho , which is an ambitious hi-tech action drama, will show Prabhas in a badass avatar. Saaho is a multilingual movie which will be released in total four languages, as in Hindi, Tamil, Te... [Full Article...]


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