World Media


Deaths reported in Alexandria train collision Deaths reported in Alexandria train collision
- August 11, 2017

One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said when they hit head-on in the northern coastal city of Alexandria, BBC cited local media reports as saying. The Public Prosecution Office ordered an investigation into Friday's incident in Alexandria, the state-run Ahram Gate reported. In 2016, a train derailed in south of Cairo, killing five people, and injuring 27 people in the al-Ayat area. (more...)
Morocco Will Challenge US-Led Bid for 2026 World Cup Morocco Will Challenge US-Led Bid for 2026 World Cup
- August 11, 2017

That bid remains an overwhelming favorite for the event, the first World Cup with 48 teams, because of North America's surplus of stadiums, hotels, training facilities and infrastructure, and it has the support of the countries' regional federation, Concacaf , and the FIFA confederation representing Oceania . (more...)
Auto plunges seven floors from parking garage into alley below Auto plunges seven floors from parking garage into alley below
- August 11, 2017

The woman in the auto which plummeted over the edge suffered minor injuries in the spectacular smash, and has since recovered. Police say her auto went through retention wires on the seventh floor, hitting a building across the street and then hitting a sport utility vehicle driving in an alley before landing. (more...)
Wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his parliament seat Wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his parliament seat
- August 11, 2017

Focusing the youth, Nawaz Sharif said he could see spark in their eyes and as far as they stand firm, country's future would be bright. As per media reports, Law Minister of the Province said the convoy was heading slowly and an enquiry was ordered into the matter. (more...)
Trump says Iran not 'living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal Trump says Iran not 'living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal
- August 11, 2017

And this observation isn't happening in a vacuum, as Iran, North Korea and the rest of their friends take notes on how their axis can hoodwink our allies. Iran can use this breathing room to make hay in the Middle East. Walker added, "President Trump has put himself at a bad disadvantage by leaving key posts at the State Department unfilled and by not hiring qualified staff fast enough". (more...)
USA warship sails close to China-held island in disputed sea
- August 11, 2017

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a statement late on Thursday that the U.S. move "severely undermines China's sovereignty and security, and severely endangers the safety of frontline personnel of both sides". In the latest sail-by, USA military officials notified Philippine counterparts of the maneuver, a Philippine official said, adding Filipino forces were not involved. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovers IS scheme to transfer money to United States via eBay
- August 11, 2017

Elshinawy received $8,700 from ISIS, including five PayPal payments from senior ISIS official Siful Sujan through his technology company. His PayPal payments came from a company owned by Siful Sujan, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit. (more...)
In Pakistan, is it Sharif vs Sharif now? In Pakistan, is it Sharif vs Sharif now?
- August 11, 2017

Addressing supporters at Rawalpindi late Wednesday night, he took a pledge from the people that they would get their mandate respected. Sharif has specifically referred to the five judges on the bench of the Supreme Court that passed the verdict to disqualify him under Article 62 of the Constitution in the Panamagate case. (more...)
IL misses school aid payments, finds temporary relief in Categorical grants IL misses school aid payments, finds temporary relief in Categorical grants
- August 11, 2017

What call should local school board make? Lawmakers enacted a fiscal 2018 budget in July over Rauner's vetoes. Comptroller Susana Mendoza says her office is replacing a lack of General State Aid money with $429 million in mandated categorical grants. (more...)
Defense Minister Orders Military to Prepare for N. Korea's Tactical Provocations Defense Minister Orders Military to Prepare for N. Korea's Tactical Provocations
- August 11, 2017

A high-ranking Cheong Wa Dae official said , "It's true that the security situation is tense, but we can use this as an opportunity to overcome the crisis". Tensions have been rising amid exchanges of bellicose rhetoric between North Korea and the US following the repressive country's tests of two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. (more...)
19 killed in clashes between militias in Somalia 19 killed in clashes between militias in Somalia
- August 11, 2017

The strikes were carried out under new authorities that President Trump granted the Pentagon in March. No group has claimed the responsibility for the latest attack in Mogadishu . The president gave the US military authority to target al-Shabab in a designated area of Somalia south of Mogadishu with prior notification to the Somali government. (more...)
Ninja Theory's Hellblade Deletes Your Save if You Die Too Many Times Ninja Theory's Hellblade Deletes Your Save if You Die Too Many Times
- August 11, 2017

The devs Ninja Theory have described it as an Independent AAA title, and initially reviews suggest that its going to be right up there with the stand outs of the year 2017. I have a feeling difficulty, game progress, and type of death play a part but there's no guarantee. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua's mind. (more...)
'Enjoy the beaches': Resilient Guam shrugs off North Korea threat 'Enjoy the beaches': Resilient Guam shrugs off North Korea threat
- August 11, 2017

Guam is home to a USA military base that includes a submarine squadron, an air base and a Coast Guard group, Reuters reported, as well as 163,000 residents. "I think they've been accustomed to it for the past 50 years". A replica of canons used by the Spanish from the Spanish occupation on Guam in the 19th century is seen outside of government offices in Hagatna, Guam on Friday morning, August 11, 2017. (more...)
Monitoring Doklam standoff, urge India-China to talk Monitoring Doklam standoff, urge India-China to talk
- August 11, 2017

Responding to this, the Defence Minister contended that significant progress has been made on this front thereafter, but did not elaborate. Both the leaders are here to attend a meeting of foreign ministers from the countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), a grouping of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. (more...)
Downside risks to growth, inflation to undershoot : Economic Survey Downside risks to growth, inflation to undershoot : Economic Survey
- August 11, 2017

The Survey further said broadly real neutral interest rates hover around 1.25-1.75 per cent, adding "that implies neutral nominal rates - assuming a target inflation of 4 per cent - of 5.25-5.75 per cent". In the United States, the sector growth growth decelerated to 1.9 per cent in 2016 from 2.8 per cent in 2015 mainly due to slowdown in sectors like real estate, professional and business services. (more...)
Guliyev wrecks van Niekerk double hopes at World Championships Guliyev wrecks van Niekerk double hopes at World Championships
- August 11, 2017

The 25-year-old South African 400 metres world record holder just missed out on emulating Johnson's feat of the 200/400m world championship double, which the American achieved in the 1995 championships, when he took silver in the 200 metres on Thursday behind surprise victor Ramil Guliyev of Turkey . (more...)
Up to 160 IHOP, Applebee's to close Up to 160 IHOP, Applebee's to close
- August 11, 2017

On August10, 2017, DineEquity, Inc ., a DE corporation (the "Corporation"), issued a press release announcing its second quarter 2017 financial results. The stock was bought at an average price of $44.07 per share, for a total transaction of $99,818.55. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 22,261 shares of the restaurant operator's stock worth $1,212,000 after buying an additional 12,913 shares during the period. (more...)
Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research Antero Midstream Partners LP (AM) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research
- August 11, 2017

The stock increased 2.47% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $22.8. About shares traded. Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:RMP) has risen 42.06% since August 1, 2016 and is uptrending. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, July 23 with "Hold". On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to "Neutral". (more...)
Venezuela Expresses Solidarity to 'Brother' China After Quake Venezuela Expresses Solidarity to 'Brother' China After Quake
- August 11, 2017

President Xi Jinping called for "all-out efforts to rapidly organise relief work and rescue the injured" in the Sichuan quake. The area is on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and home to many Tibetan and other ethnic minority villages. National tourism authorities have issued their highest safety warning for Jiuzhaigou, telling tourists to stay away and travel agencies to cease organising trips amid recurring aftershocks and landslides. (more...)
Baadshaho Trailer: A Historical Heist Like Never Before Baadshaho Trailer: A Historical Heist Like Never Before
- August 11, 2017

During media interaction, Ajay stated that he doesn't see any problem with CBFC. "We have definitely not made a porn film". The Baadshaho trailer gives glimpses of the gold heist in action, peppered by colourful dialogues by Emraan Hashmi and Ajay Devgn . (more...)
President Trump Will Declare A National Emergency Over The Opioid Crisis President Trump Will Declare A National Emergency Over The Opioid Crisis
- August 11, 2017

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says we are on pace for more 400 overdose deaths this year, the majority opioids . "Initially, it was an injury that I had from high school sports and it carried on into opiod pain medication and later on more powerful street drugs", he said. (more...)
Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance
- August 11, 2017

McGown added that he sees many positive aspects of the religion, "I see many good things in Islam". He eventually converted to from Catholicism to Islam, and said that this made his stay easier. The driver in my auto turned to me and said to me: "You are free, you can go", and I was like, "Yeah, OK, alright". "I entered (Islam) of my own accord". (more...)
Prosecutors release video of Lowcountry officer being shot by suspect Prosecutors release video of Lowcountry officer being shot by suspect
- August 11, 2017

An Estill man who was convicted of shooting a police officer has received a 35-year sentence. "Orr refused and continued to walk away from Smith, holding a cellphone to his ear and keeping his right hand in his jacket pocket", prosecutors said ."Smith told him to take his hand out or he would 'be tasered.' That's when Orr brandished a 9 mm handgun and began firing, never taking the phone away from his ear". (more...)
Stock markets slip as North Korea tensions build Stock markets slip as North Korea tensions build
- August 11, 2017

United Kingdom stocks headed sharply lower again on Friday, as the escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea rattled investors and helped drive a global selloff. The FTSE 100 index UKX, -1.04% slumped 0.8% to 7,332.52. There were falls of almost 2% on South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng, with markets in mainland China and Australia also down - taking their cues from sharp losses on Wall Street earlier. (more...)
Shirts with rainbow-swastika design spark outrage Shirts with rainbow-swastika design spark outrage
- August 11, 2017

Another symbol is the word "LOVE" strewn across a rainbow and the same "anti-swastika" in the middle. "But one day, Nazism", the text in the video read. MailOnline has requested further comment from KA Design . KA Designs: There is nothing new in the designs we have created. "We really like the symbol in its shape and aesthetics, and we would love to share the beauty of this symbol detached from the hatred associated with it", they said. (more...)
More rain expected in New Orleans after widespread flooding More rain expected in New Orleans after widespread flooding
- August 11, 2017

Finding ways to minimize street flooding should be a civic responsibility of everyone in Orleans Parish, not merely a good excuse to hold press conferences and start the blame-game. The system, he said, worked as well as it could at the now well-known capacity of one inch of rain in the first hour and a half inch every hour thereafter. (more...)
Mix some Hip Hop beats with today's Google Doodle Mix some Hip Hop beats with today's Google Doodle
- August 11, 2017

Herc is said to have created this genre of music back in 1973. Google regularly replaces its logo on its search engine with special versions that are created to celebrate anniversaries, but sometimes it comes up with something truly diverting. (more...)
Modern slavery more prevalent than thought — United Kingdom crime agency Modern slavery more prevalent than thought — United Kingdom crime agency
- August 11, 2017

This should not be acceptable in any way, shape or form'. Thirty-four victims have been identified and rescued in the past year and 13 suspects have been arrested. "But there are just as many British victims and offenders". "What impact it's going to have on numbers we don't know". He said: "She was being brought in to work for a family in part of the United Kingdom, where she had effectively been sold by her father - or it had been facilitated by her father - and she was being brought ... (more...)
Proposal making Vande Mataram mandatory in BMC schools gets nod Proposal making Vande Mataram mandatory in BMC schools gets nod
- August 11, 2017

Once the civic chief forwards the proposal to the state government and affter getting its nod, the proposal will be implemented in all civic-run schools. "To instill a sense of patriotism among the youth, they need to remember the period of the freedom struggle", he had told the daily. "Everybody should recite Vande Mataram, but if it is not recited what will go wrong?" he had asked. (more...)
God's OK with United States bombing North Korea God's OK with United States bombing North Korea
- August 11, 2017

The statement Tuesday night from the popular evangelical preacher who heads First Baptist Dallas comes on the heels of Trump's comments about continued nuclear threats from North Korea. 'It's antithetical to some of the mushy rhetoric you hear from some circles today. I certainly hope we're not judging Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un by the same standards. (more...)