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Constituent Assembly Starts Work, Opposition Stages Terror Attack Constituent Assembly Starts Work, Opposition Stages Terror Attack
- August 11, 2017

Bank officials cited Venezuela's "political climate" and recent events for its decision. All this served as the backdrop for the reconvening of the National Constituent Assembly on Wednesday, Aug 9, where the topic of discussion was one of paramount importance: the struggle to diversify, strengthen, and address the character of Venezuela's economy in the face of the economic war waged by the national and global forces of austerity, neoliberalism and counter-revolution. (more...)
North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change
- August 11, 2017

Despite the threats, the Lt. Governor said the people of Guam feel safe. "Additionally, I have reached out to the White House this morning". The island is fair game for the North Korean leader because, for one, it is home to 6,000 or so American soldiers and other military personnel and, for another, Guam is a staging ground for United States stealth bombers that, according to a report, could be used to attack Pyongyang. (more...)
Japan OKs US flights of Ospreys in Japan Japan OKs US flights of Ospreys in Japan
- August 11, 2017

The US military reportedly resumed operations of the aircraft in Okinawa just two days after the fatal crash, which the Marine Corps has referred to as a " mishap ". In the northern prefecture of Aomori near Hokkaido, about 50 people staged a protest against the use of the aircraft near the us military base in Misawa, where Ospreys are scheduled to be based during the drills. (more...)
Health insurers' early ACA exchange filings reveal effect of policy uncertainty Health insurers' early ACA exchange filings reveal effect of policy uncertainty
- August 11, 2017

The level of uncertainty about Mr. Trump "is far outside the norm", Kaiser concluded. With the Trump administration already spawning changes, Americans are increasingly looking for fixes. The rates the study considers are requests and can be adjusted by regulators, but fewer insurers have even agreed to participate in the Obamacare exchanges in 2018. (more...)
Heart-stopping moment train collides with auto Heart-stopping moment train collides with auto
- August 11, 2017

The back of the auto was struck by the high-speed train, which heavily damaged the back of the vehicle. The footage was released by the Polish state railway company, PKP, as a warning to drivers to remain vigilant around railroad crossings. (more...)
Greensboro Family With Ties To Guam Shaken Up Over North Korean Threats Greensboro Family With Ties To Guam Shaken Up Over North Korean Threats
- August 11, 2017

Zhao Liang, a 35-year-old bank teller from Beijing, said she won't be cutting short her vacation over North Korea's latest missile threats. "This grave situation requires the KPA to closely watch Guam, the outpost and beachhead for invading the DPRK, and necessarily take practical actions of significance to neutralize it", the statement said. (more...)
No North Korea Talks While Missiles Are Flying, Tillerson Says No North Korea Talks While Missiles Are Flying, Tillerson Says
- August 11, 2017

Although Russia voted for the sanctions, its United Nations ambassador, Vasily Nebenzya, told the Security Council that sanctions "cannot be a goal in itself" and "shall not be used for economic strangling" of North Korea, according to the Russian state news agency Tass. (more...)
Woman fatally attacked by hippo while on safari Woman fatally attacked by hippo while on safari
- August 11, 2017

While the circumstances surrounding Kirken's deaths remain unclear, an obituary stated that the woman " died quickly in the arms of her son Robert ". on Sunday, Aug. 20. The family didn't say what prompted the hippo to attack Kirken last Saturday, but the mammals are known to use their large teeth to defend against anything they deem a threat. (more...)
Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as Censor board, Prasoon Joshi appointed successor Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as Censor board, Prasoon Joshi appointed successor
- August 11, 2017

Many said that he had it coming, and today it has really happened. I applaud Smirti Irani and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for the change. "He (Nihalani) said "I would have banned your film, you have opened an entire dictionary of abuses in the film". (more...)
Korea Must 'Stand down' in Its Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons: Pentagon Chief Korea Must 'Stand down' in Its Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons: Pentagon Chief
- August 11, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday called on North Korea to stand down in its pursuit of nuclear weapons or risk taking actions that would "lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people". "Guam is American soil and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marianas", he said. President Trump has made revamping USA missile defense systems a top objective for the Pentagon since taking office. (more...)
Tata Steel UK signs new pensions deal Tata Steel UK signs new pensions deal
- August 11, 2017

Steelworkers voter this year to accept lower benefits if it meant protecting jobs. On Thursday, a Reuters report from Frankfurt quoted Thyssenkrupp CFO Guido Kerkhoff saying that the firm will not be rushed into any deal with Tata Steel. (more...)
Children Die Within 48 Hours At Gorakhpur Hospital, Probe Ordered Children Die Within 48 Hours At Gorakhpur Hospital, Probe Ordered
- August 11, 2017

According to the sources, oxygen supply was disrupted by the provider because of non-payment of dues worth Rs. 69 lakhs despite several reminders. A magisterial enquiry has been ordered to find the exact reasons leading to the deaths so that basic facts could come out by tomorrow evening. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for missing 4-year-old Florida boy Amber Alert issued for missing 4-year-old Florida boy
- August 11, 2017

It's possible that he is with 60-year-old Elizabeth Caprio and 64-year-old Luis Caprio, although the relationship the boy has with the couple is not clear at this time. An Amber Alert remains in effect for a 4-year-old Jupiter child, and the police chief says his disappearance was planned and organized. He has brown hair and eyes, authorities say. (more...)
Ayodhya dispute: SC grants three months for translating historic documents Ayodhya dispute: SC grants three months for translating historic documents
- August 11, 2017

During the entire hearing before the High Court , the Shia board never took any such stance and hence it does will not stand before the SC, Jilani also said. Moreover there was no such affidavit before the Allahabad High Court , he said. The court finally ordered the parties to complete translation of the respective documents they would be relying on in the next 10 weeks. (more...)
Anti-migrant ship Defend Europe rescued in Mediterranean after issuing distress call Anti-migrant ship Defend Europe rescued in Mediterranean after issuing distress call
- August 11, 2017

When the rescue boat arrived at the stranded ship, the crew of the C Star refused help. Members of the Identitarian Movement raised more than €65,000 via a crowdfunding website earlier this year to hire the 30-person ship, named the "C-Star", and launch their 'Defend Europe' mission . (more...)
Osceola man, Hudson daughter drown in Lake Superior Osceola man, Hudson daughter drown in Lake Superior
- August 11, 2017

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a 38-year-old man from Osceola, Wisconsin and his 10-year-old daughter from Hudson, Wisconsin were swimming and found themselves in trouble, dragged away from shore by a suspected rip current. The missing girl was found at about 5:22 p.m., and her father was found just after 6 p.m. While searching for the man, a wave flipped the fire department's boat over, sending two firefighters wearing survival suits into the water. (more...)
Court Rules Alabama Teacher-Student Sex Law Unconstitutional Court Rules Alabama Teacher-Student Sex Law Unconstitutional
- August 11, 2017

Two Alabama teachers accused of having sex with students had their charges dismissed by a judge who declared the state's teacher-student sex law unconstitutional . Consent is not a defense. "We've already been in touch with the (Attorney General's) Office and they are going to handle the appeal, which is typical when a state statute is attacked on a constitutional basis", Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson told AL.com. (more...)
Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device
- August 11, 2017

The State Department had said Wednesday that two Cuban diplomats were expelled from the United States in response to unexplained physical symptoms suffered by Americans stationed in Havana but declined to specify what kind of ailments were reported. (more...)
Ambulances respond to 'mass casualty incident' at Exeter Hospital Ambulances respond to 'mass casualty incident' at Exeter Hospital
- August 11, 2017

Five staffers in the operating room initially complained of feeling dizzy, and the current number of patients is unknown, according to the hospital. Aerial footage from local media outlets captured patients on hospital beds outdoors and doctors treating them. (more...)
Trump exposed for corrupt premium charges at DC hotel Trump exposed for corrupt premium charges at DC hotel
- August 11, 2017

The industry average is $495.91 for comparable hotels, the Journal noted. The Trump Organization, which rents the building from the federal government, had previously projected that the Trump International Hotel would lose $2.1 million in the first quarter of the year, according to The Washington Post , which first reported the documents. (more...)
Pat Lam's Bristol Raids Irish Province With A Shock Signing Pat Lam's Bristol Raids Irish Province With A Shock Signing
- August 11, 2017

Ulster are believed to have explored the possibility of extending 25-year-old Piutau's lucrative two-year contract at the Kingspan Stadium, but Championship side Bristol's spending power won the day. It puts Piutau in the league of former All Black Dan Carter for pay. It was confirmed on Thursday that the former All Black would be heading to the Championship next year, leaving Ulster after two seasons to join up with former Connacht coach Pat Lam. (more...)
Major Security Flaws found in Xiaomi's MIUI by a Security Firm Major Security Flaws found in Xiaomi's MIUI by a Security Firm
- August 11, 2017

The report said that the issue is that the Xiaomi Mi-Mover "can access App-System-Data which allows cloning of the End-User apps". In other words, this feature has also been built into Android now. According to the tip received from one of our readers, the update weighs over 1.4GB. It's been largely a celebratory year for Xiaomi in India. Extremely thankful to them for supporting this wonderful effort. (more...)
New Navy Secretary: Trans sailors are 'patriots' & should be allowed to serve New Navy Secretary: Trans sailors are 'patriots' & should be allowed to serve
- August 11, 2017

I think I've had great support, or I've had great support from that community. But Trump said the issue of transgender troops has been a "very hard situation" for the United States armed forces. Military leaders lifted the ban on transgender troops a year ago after an exhaustive review of military readiness policies. The lawsuit was filed against Trump, Mattis and various other senior military officials by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLAAD, a legal advocacy group. (more...)
Russian FM discusses tensions on Korea Peninsula in Thailand Russian FM discusses tensions on Korea Peninsula in Thailand
- August 11, 2017

Russia's foreign minister held talks Thursday with Thailand's top officials on counterterrorism, cybersecurity and North Korea. "What is now happening around North Korea can not fail to instill us with a feeling of concern and a comprehension of the need for additional measures to protect our territory", Ozerov said. (more...)
Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate 125 Civilians From Daesh Militants in Raqqa Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate 125 Civilians From Daesh Militants in Raqqa
- August 11, 2017

While the SDF is advancing inside Raqqa, the Syrian Army and tribal forces are fighting the extremist group in the countryside, coming close to the last Islamic State-held town of Madan in the city. The coalition's targeting policy was reportedly loosened under President Trump, including delegating battlefield decisions to field commanders. But the group, that includes teenagers and women with infants, can not leave for Indonesia just yet due to security issues, said Indonesia's Deputy ... (more...)
#EndorseThis: Bill Hader Returns To SNL As 'The Mooch' #EndorseThis: Bill Hader Returns To SNL As 'The Mooch'
- August 11, 2017

Watch the sketch featuring Bill Hader as Anthony Scaramucci below. "And now that I'm gone you're all depressed, you're edgy and you're trying to figure out how to score some more Scara-mooch!" Che asked. "I didn't say that Bannon tried to S his own C ... he did it!". "I gotta admit", Che said, "we DID hope that you'd stay around a little longer". They were vindicated, and got a killer performance from Hader, who appeared by interrupting Michael Che with a "FaceTime call". (more...)
Mamata Banerjee to meet Sonia Gandhi, Oppn leaders Mamata Banerjee to meet Sonia Gandhi, Oppn leaders
- August 11, 2017

This came after Nitish severed ties last month with the Grand Alliance of Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress to form a government in Bihar with the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ). The meeting thanked opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar and vice-presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi , saying they contested the election despite knowing that the result was likely to be unfavourable. (more...)
Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) Stake Cut by BB&T Corp
- August 11, 2017

Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA now owns 180,774 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $7,878,000 after buying an additional 180,480 shares during the period. The stock declined 1.25% or $0.56 reaching $44.29 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.73%. (more...)
'RHONY': Luann Opens up About Her Failing Marriage at Exclusive Reunion 'RHONY': Luann Opens up About Her Failing Marriage at Exclusive Reunion
- August 11, 2017

Speaking of that rose, it's pretty hard to hear Luann talking about how in sync she and Tom are now that we know they're kaput. On the season finale of The Real Housewives of New York City , Tom D'Agostino was spotted flirting with a former fling at a party. (more...)
China Plans Crackdown on Social Media 'Fake News'; Tencent Shares Tumble China Plans Crackdown on Social Media 'Fake News'; Tencent Shares Tumble
- August 11, 2017

Further developments in these investigations will be published by the relevant local cyberspace administrations. China's largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation's strict cybersecurity laws. (more...)

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