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Vehicle insurance could fall as Govt backtracks on compensation Vehicle insurance could fall as Govt backtracks on compensation
- September 07, 2017

Now the government has had a re-think. Earlier this year the Ministry of Justice cut the discount or "Ogden" rate from 2.5pc to -0.75pc . 'Those who have suffered lifelong injury need to have reassurance that the sum the wrongdoer is ordered to pay will genuinely be sufficient to meet their needs for the whole of their lives and will not run out leaving them unable to afford necessary treatment and support. (more...)
Groups in NY seek legal challenge of Trump DACA rollback Groups in NY seek legal challenge of Trump DACA rollback
- September 07, 2017

NY on Wednesday joined 14 other states and the District of Columbia in a federal lawsuit that will try to block President Trump's plan to kill a program protecting young immigrants from deportation . A girl sitting on the shoulders of her father holds a sign reading "Keep Families Together" at a protest against US President Donald Trump's proposed end of the DACA program that protects immigrant children from deportation in New York City, US, August 30, 2017. (more...)
Trump To Donate $1m For Flood Relief Efforts - White House Trump To Donate $1m For Flood Relief Efforts - White House
- September 07, 2017

A second Republican congressional aide with direct knowledge of White House-Hill talks confirmed the size of the first Harvey request will be around $6 billion. "In addition, SERVPRO Industries is providing dozens of 18-wheelers of drying equipment, generators and other critical supplies to help with the cleanup", Stone said . (more...)
Journalist shot at in Bihar Journalist shot at in Bihar
- September 07, 2017

Later one of the accused was arrested. He said one of the two assailants was arrested and search was on for the other. This shooting comes only two days after the killing of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh near her Bengaluru residence. (more...)
1 civilian dies, many injured in Kashmir grenade attack 1 civilian dies, many injured in Kashmir grenade attack
- September 07, 2017

However, the grenade exploded on the road injuring several persons. No organisation has claimed the responsibility of the attack. In yet another terror attack in heart of Srinagar city, as many as 14 people were injured when a militant threw a grenade at a CRPF camp. (more...)
NFL Star JJ Watt Raises Over $10 Million for Hurricane Relief NFL Star JJ Watt Raises Over $10 Million for Hurricane Relief
- September 07, 2017

And they won't be fixed until the floodwater has receded. People are donating clothes, blankets, and water. "A large disturbance south of Mexico is now Tropical Storm Lidia", the agency has announced , adding the storm off the southern tip of the Baja California state has maximum sustained winds. (more...)
Nebraska, Iowa graduates' ACT scores top national average, but minorities still lag Nebraska, Iowa graduates' ACT scores top national average, but minorities still lag
- September 07, 2017

Nationally, 60 percent of students who graduated last spring - or more than 2 million - took the test. Health sciences and technologies continues to be the most popular college major choice among the nation's graduates, beating the next highest named major, business, by a almost 2-to-1 ratio. (more...)
Dinakaran, his faction MLAs to meet TN Governor on Thursday Dinakaran, his faction MLAs to meet TN Governor on Thursday
- September 07, 2017

Palaniswamy even as he asserted that his government enjoyed the support of the majority of party MLAs. So the number of MLAs who support Dhinakaran which rose to 22 today, came down to 21 with the shifting of loyalties by Jakkaiyan. It was earlier reported that Jakkaiyan, who was one of 19 MLAs to have sided with Dinakaran following the merger of Panneerselvam and Palaniwami faction of AIADMK, had chose to support EPS-OPS faction. (more...)
Tamil Nadu Blue whale survivor got a call from Russian Federation with hate Tamil Nadu Blue whale survivor got a call from Russian Federation with hate
- September 07, 2017

An Indian teenager rescued in Jodhpur after attempting the Blue Whale challenge , tried to take her life again on Tuesday, police said. The teenager is the daughter of a BSF jawan who hails from Mandaur. "I had wanted to scare my girlfriend so that she does not leave me". Every day, I had to watch horror movies alone, as the idea was to make victims shun fear. (more...)
Abu Sayyaf killed, 5 soldiers wounded in Sulu clash Abu Sayyaf killed, 5 soldiers wounded in Sulu clash
- September 07, 2017

Five militants were killed and five soldiers were wounded in that clash, he added. Koni and Maryam were brought to the KHTB Station Hospital for medical examinations and would be given custodial debriefing at the headquarters of Joint Task Force Sulu in Jolo. (more...)
Even Ivanka Trump Isn't Spared From Her Father's Inappropriate Comments About Women Even Ivanka Trump Isn't Spared From Her Father's Inappropriate Comments About Women
- September 07, 2017

When Ivanka reached the podium, President Trump asked Ivanka to say a few words. Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, confirmed the goal of Ivanka Trump's visit. "If I weren't happily married and, ya know, her father". "Hi, North Dakota", she said, laughing. There was the time he bragged that "she's got the best body" to Howard Stern; and the time he admitted on The View that if she "weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her;" and the time he told Wendy ... (more...)
SSC CGL Tier-1 2017: Result date announced SSC CGL Tier-1 2017: Result date announced
- September 07, 2017

A total of 46,864 candidates have qualified the examination, out of those 11,457 are from general category , 7383 are from SC, 3605 ST, 21,284 and 3,135 are from OBC and ex-servicemen category . You can verify your cut and status of SSC CPO Exam from the Direct Link demonstrated as follows. Click on the Result tab. Click on SSC CPO SI Results . (more...)
N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan
- September 07, 2017

If North Korea still did not relent, the US would then start preparing for military action. "We offer the greatest honour to Comrade Kim Jong-Un, the Supreme Leader who brought us the greatest achievement in the history of the Korean people", read one banner in the plaza, where tens of thousands of people were gathered. (more...)
North Korea warns more North Korea warns more "gift package" for US
- September 07, 2017

The UN chief called on the Security Council to show unity and agree on steps forward, a day after the United States traded barbs with Russian Federation and China on a response to North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test. United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that her delegation will table a draft resolution on strengthening sanctions against the DPRK. North Korea said it tested a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile and called it a ideal success, sparking ... (more...)
Vladimir Putin 'WON'T stand for nuclear armed North Korea' Vladimir Putin 'WON'T stand for nuclear armed North Korea'
- September 07, 2017

Following a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping , the USA president did not rule out military action but indicated his administration would first find other avenues to put pressure on Pyongyang. The United States has circulated a draft of a new U.N. sanctions resolution about North Korea to Security Council members, pushing to get it to a vote next Monday. (more...)
Bannon: Gary Cohn 'absolutely' should have resigned Bannon: Gary Cohn 'absolutely' should have resigned
- September 07, 2017

Bannon said it would be okay to tell Trump that there may be a better way to do things, but "if you're gonna break [with him], resign". A segment of the interview was posted Thursday. Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Scarborough if Bannon's newfound influence was a good thing and Scarborough refused to answer. "The Catholic Church has been awful about this", Bannon tells Rose. (more...)
HSBC, Citizens Mortgage Rate Wrap Up Sep 6, 2017 HSBC, Citizens Mortgage Rate Wrap Up Sep 6, 2017
- September 07, 2017

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is now 3.61 percent, up one basis point from this time last week. Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. What are the refinance interest rates today? For the week ending September 1, MBA's adjusted composite index jumped 3.3 percent over the prior week. (more...)
Labour widens lead over National in new poll Labour widens lead over National in new poll
- September 07, 2017

The full results: Labour 43 (no change); National 39 (down 2); New Zealand First 9 (up 1); Greens 5 (no change); Maori Party 2 (up 1); Opportunities Party 2 (up1), and Act 0.1 (no change). "Based on these numbers, New Zealand First would be a key player for both Labour and National". The poll, released on Thursday, shows National is continuing to drop. (more...)
Rocori School District Backs Down from Flag Ban after Protests Rocori School District Backs Down from Flag Ban after Protests
- September 07, 2017

He says officials don't plan to discipline the students or confiscate their flags. School officials told Fox 9 the policy change was in response to a few students who flew Confederate flags on their vehicles a year ago. "Support Our Students And Our Country" rally at ROCORI in support of the students displaying those flags. "The flag should not be banned because people lost their lives for it". (more...)
Russian Federation threatens to sue U.S. over closure of diplomatic facilities
- September 07, 2017

Smoke was seen Friday pouring from a chimney on the roof of the Russian consulate in San Fransisco that President Trump ordered closed by Saturday. "We will say, however, that we are confident in the legality of the actions we announced and carried out last week", a senior State Department official said. (more...)
Russia does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status Russia does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status
- September 07, 2017

Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 7: United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that military action is not his first choice against North Korea . "Now is the time to further solidify the US-Korea alliance given the continued provocation from North Korea", it added . It remains to be seen whether China , the North's biggest ally and trade partner, would cooperate. (more...)
Gulalai to submit written response in next disqualification hearing Gulalai to submit written response in next disqualification hearing
- September 07, 2017

The Supreme Court has announced its decision to resume the hearing of the disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from September 12. Adding to Imran Khan's points, Asad Umar said that the electricity shortfall in the country was 4000 mega watts in 2013 and it still goes up to 6000 mega watts when the temperature peaks. (more...)
NAB chief okays filing of references against Sharif family, Ishaq Dar NAB chief okays filing of references against Sharif family, Ishaq Dar
- September 07, 2017

After the Supreme Court announced the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister on July 28, NAB was ordered to file several references against Nawaz, his children Hussain, Hasan, and Maryam, son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar and Dar. (more...)
Govt agrees to $70m deal to dodge scrutiny of Manus Govt agrees to $70m deal to dodge scrutiny of Manus
- September 07, 2017

The group of asylum seekers and refugees were compensated for being illegally detained between 2012 and 2016, and for negligence in how the Government housed and protected them. Slater and Gordon, which led the legal action, said it hoped the detainees would get their money before the closure. The Manus center is due to shut next month after a PNG Supreme Court ruling past year declared that holding people there was unconstitutional. (more...)
United Nations should take necessary measures on North Korea: China United Nations should take necessary measures on North Korea: China
- September 07, 2017

Putin said that he and Abe decisively condemned North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan. Late Wednesday night in Beijing, Trump spoke by phone with Xi Jinping . In light of the simmering tensions, however, it's worth looking at which sectors and products in China could get hit the hardest in the event that Trump's proposed measures were implemented. (more...)
'Thelma' Trailer: Joachim Trier's Supernatural Lesbian Drama is Norway's Official Oscar Contender 'Thelma' Trailer: Joachim Trier's Supernatural Lesbian Drama is Norway's Official Oscar Contender
- September 07, 2017

One that may have flown under your radar until now is Joachim Trier's ( Louder than Bombs ) paranormal drama, Thelma . Norway seems to have a strong contender in this year's Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. It follows Thelma (Eili Harboe), a Norwegian student who begins to experience seizures linked to supernatural powers upon her move to Oslo. (more...)
Military strikes against North Korea 'not first choice' Military strikes against North Korea 'not first choice'
- September 07, 2017

If China truly supports United Nations sanctions , then allowing its puppet to engage in provocative actions such as nuclear and missile tests is a convenient way to justify the imposition of those sanctions and to strengthen the world body. (more...)
North Korea nuclear test site experiencing landslides North Korea nuclear test site experiencing landslides
- September 07, 2017

North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb that Japan estimates had ten times the explosive power of the bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima on Sunday, and now satellite imagery shows how it devastated a mountain which scientists say could be on the verge of collapse. (more...)
Oregon Wildfire Forces Families From Homes Oregon Wildfire Forces Families From Homes
- September 07, 2017

Oregon State Police said a 15-year-old boy from Vancouver is suspected of starting the Eagle Creek Fire . The only comparison people could come up with was the eruption of Mount St. OR wildfires burned 885 square miles (2,292 square kilometers) in 2015. The air quality in Spokane, Washington, was rated as hazardous Tuesday. The fire had grown to almost 31,000 acres by Wednesday morning. (more...)
Prince George starts school, pregnant mum Kate too ill to go Prince George starts school, pregnant mum Kate too ill to go
- September 07, 2017

The four-year-old is attending Thomas's Battersea, an 18,000 pounds ($23,511) a year preparatory school in south-west London. Britain's Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started school on Thursday but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him because she is suffering from severe morning sickness. (more...)