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Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dead Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dead
- September 19, 2017

The film won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and revitalized Stanton's career. More recently Stanton has appeared in the return of Twin Peaks . He was 58 at that time. After a decade of playing mostly thugs and desperadoes in movies and TV (starting with an uncredited role as a prison employee in Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man in 1955), he started to become a face to watch for. (more...)
Ajay Devgn-Tabu rom-com will hit theatres on Dussehra 2018 Ajay Devgn-Tabu rom-com will hit theatres on Dussehra 2018
- September 19, 2017

It has been 18 years since the audience saw Ajay Devgn and Tabu star together in a film as an on-screen couple ( Thakshak ). After 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety , ' this is the second of the multi-film association between Luv Films and T-Series. (more...)
Chinese company's sex dolls no longer for sharing Chinese company's sex dolls no longer for sharing
- September 19, 2017

Touch offered for rent life-sized sex dolls supposedly of Chinese, Russian, Korean and Hong Kong women, as well as an Amazon-like " Wonder Woman " with a sword and shield. "Sex itself is not vulgar ", the company said in the statement. Touch earlier said that it planned to launch the service nationwide after a trial in the capital. (more...)
Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill
- September 19, 2017

The Senate on Monday approved a defense bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the USA armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press. (more...)
Hurricane season isn't over, as Maria is about to follow's Irma's path Hurricane season isn't over, as Maria is about to follow's Irma's path
- September 19, 2017

According to the NHC, Maria could become a major hurricane later today. While Jose is not forecast to make landfall in the United States , due to its large size, risky surf and rip currents are likely for the Atlantic coast and a tropical storm watch has been issued from DE to MA. (more...)
Protesters call out Pelosi over Trump DACA deal Protesters call out Pelosi over Trump DACA deal
- September 19, 2017

The demonstrators took issue with Pelosi's recent discussions with President Donald Trump and ultimately forced Pelosi to leave the event. Protesters in San Francisco called for reform that gives legal status to all immigrants in the country, not just young people. (more...)
Assam: BJP expels Muslim leader over Rohingya protest rally Assam: BJP expels Muslim leader over Rohingya protest rally
- September 19, 2017

The notice stated that she had not discussed the issue with her party. Last week, she posted a message on Facebook urging people to attend a prayer meeting in Guwahati for Rohingya refugees. Benazir said the United Minority People's Forum (UMPF) organized a prayer meeting here on Saturday to express solidarity for the Rohingyas. The suspension order signed by BJP general secretary Dilip Saikia said that Benazir without taking prior permission from the party, appealed through social media ... (more...)
North Korea is Developing Nuclear Submarine
- September 19, 2017

On Monday, Spain's foreign ministry announced that North Korean Ambassador Kim Hyok-chol was a persona non grata, a foreign national no longer welcome in that country, due to the North's repeated refusals to stop developing nuclear weapons. (more...)
Hurricane Irma left an estimated 10000 people homeless in the Florida Keys Hurricane Irma left an estimated 10000 people homeless in the Florida Keys
- September 19, 2017

Plumbers, air conditioning fix workers and other people with skills to help the area recover are needed. Officials fear that residents are going to return to the Keys and realize they are without a home and need shelter. "We know there will be many challenges ahead, especially for our hardest hit areas in the Lower Keys". They're also providing rebuilding funds and vouchers to residents there. (more...)
Sasfin drops KPMG in Gupta fallout Sasfin drops KPMG in Gupta fallout
- September 19, 2017

The final document appeared to accuse the former SARS chief who went on to be the country's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, of having knowledge of the allegedly rogue team. The others include consultancy firm McKinsey‚ business systems company SAP, and disgraced United Kingdom public relations firm Bell Pottinger . "The allegations that McKinsey ignored warnings from senior South African staff, as far back as the beginning of 2013, of possible dodgy deals with Trillian, Eskom and other ... (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Reportedly Giving Up Secret Service Protection, Citing Privacy Concerns Donald Trump Jr. Reportedly Giving Up Secret Service Protection, Citing Privacy Concerns
- September 19, 2017

CNN's Jim Acosta also reported Monday that Kellyanne Conway is refusing her federal protections. Mr. Trump could not be reached, and the White House did not return a message seeking comment. Both brothers have traveled to Dubai and Vancouver, B.C., with their security detail. It is not known whether Trump Jr's wife and children will continue to receive protection. (more...)
58% of Americans Support Military Action Against N. Korea if Diplomacy Fails
- September 19, 2017

Mr Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In spoke by phone and vowed to exert "stronger pressure" on the North, with Moon's office warning that further provocation would put it on a "path of collapse". The 15-member Security Council also emphasized the vital importance of the DPRK immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond. (more...)
Hurricane Maria strengthens to Category 5, bearing down on Puerto Rico
- September 19, 2017

Forecasters expect Hurricane Jose to bring tropical storm conditions to the coast of Southern New England on Tuesday and Wednesday , which has the Steamship Authority warning that ferry service to the islands is likely to be disrupted. (more...)
Zach Braff Wins 'Most Trenchant Tweet' on Zach Braff Wins 'Most Trenchant Tweet' on "Evil" Sean Spicer at Emmys
- September 19, 2017

Indeed, when Kimmel told Colbert "a certain part of me felt sorry for" Spicer, Colbert seemed surprised. The once-obscure party spokesman has been elevated to a level of celebrity he scarcely dreamed possible a year ago and, like many before him, he hopes to translate his notoriety into something more reputable and lucrative. (more...)
CBI arrests BJD MLA Pravat Biswal for Seashore link CBI arrests BJD MLA Pravat Biswal for Seashore link
- September 19, 2017

Biswal and his wife were quizzed by the CBI in November past year over a land deal with Seashore Group chief Prashant Dash. Earlier this year in January, CBI had conducted simultaneous raids at Biswal's residences in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack giving rise speculation to his arrest. (more...)
North Korea: UN Sanctions Motivate Acceleration of Nuclear Weapon Development North Korea: UN Sanctions Motivate Acceleration of Nuclear Weapon Development
- September 19, 2017

General Assembly, the leaders agreed that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development poses a threat to the entire world, Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura said. "At the three-nation summit, the leaders will hold in-depth discussions on ways to strengthen the three countries' close cooperation in dealing with the North Korean nuclear and missile issues, and enhance their cooperation with the worldwide community", an official said earlier. (more...)
Body of missing man found in Kansas vehicle park after 8 months Body of missing man found in Kansas vehicle park after 8 months
- September 19, 2017

The body was so decomposed that investigators were not able to immediately determine the gender or race, but later identified it as Potter's and said it appeared he died by suicide . His family reported him missing, even hiring a private investigator to find him. "We wish them peace during this hard time", he said. The family was notified the next day, according to a Facebook post promoting the family's months-long search. (more...)
US Republican tax reform plan to be released in two weeks US Republican tax reform plan to be released in two weeks
- September 19, 2017

Nevertheless, Ryan has confidence in the plan, with House and Senate leaders already largely on the same page. He says the wealthy "will be pretty much where they are" and "if they have to go higher, they'll go higher, frankly". Ryan said that while he'd "love to have the Democrats supporting and working with us" on tax reform, he told reporters Republicans are prepared to act unilaterally. (more...)
U.S. stages bombing drills with South Korea U.S. stages bombing drills with South Korea
- September 19, 2017

A spokesman described the most recent round of sanctions passed by the United Nations Security Council as "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government", according to Pyongyang's official news agency, KCNA, as reported by Reuters . (more...)
China and Russian Federation begin naval drills near North Korea
- September 19, 2017

Chinese warships arrived in Peter the Great Bay, just outside of the Russian port of Vladivostok , for joint naval exercises that will extend into the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan . Washington has been pushing China to do more to rein in its neighbour and ally, while Beijing has urged the U.S. to refrain from making threats against the North. (more...)
Spain expels North Korean ambassador Spain expels North Korean ambassador
- September 19, 2017

A controversy has been brewing here over whether it is proper for Seoul to offer aid to North Korea amid deepening global sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. please take shelter underground or in a sturdy building". China is North Korea's most important ally, biggest trading partner, and main source of food and energy and accounts for 90% of North Korea's total trade volume. (more...)
'The Handmaid's Tale' Wins Top Prize at Emmy Awards
- September 19, 2017

Some 11.4 million Americans watched Sunday's Emmy awards on television in a ceremony marked by jokes and jibes at U.S. President Donald Trump and where "Saturday Night Live " was the biggest victor. Addressing her mom, who was in the audience, she said: "You are courageous and strong and smart". I just felt that, watching the Emmys this year, I had a better idea of what an industry might look like when more people get to speak and more of those people are actually listened to. (more...)
New hurricane bears down on Irma-battered Caribbean New hurricane bears down on Irma-battered Caribbean
- September 19, 2017

Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger. A National Hurricane Center statement said Maria is the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Dominica. Ricardo Rossello warned of an island-wide outage. The Leeward and U.S. Virgin Islands may be hit with 6-9 feet tall storm surges. Rossello said officials had prepared about 450 shelters with a capacity for almost 68,000 people - or even 125,000 in an emergency. (more...)
Tillerson, Lavrov Discuss Ukraine, Syria In Pre-Assembly Meeting Tillerson, Lavrov Discuss Ukraine, Syria In Pre-Assembly Meeting
- September 19, 2017

The US State Department announced earlier that Tillerson and Lavrov will have a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY on Tuesday. " The two recommitted to deconflicting military operations in Syria, reducing the violence, and creating the conditions for the Geneva process to move forward, pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 ", State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. (more...)
Nick Jonas praises 'inspiring' pal Selena Gomez after kidney transplant revelation Nick Jonas praises 'inspiring' pal Selena Gomez after kidney transplant revelation
- September 19, 2017

The singer received a kidney from her best friend Francia Raisa as she continues to battle the autoimmune disease lupus . Gomez told fans about her kidney transplant last week, just over one year after taking three-months off from her career due to emotionally crippling side effects of Lupus. (more...)
Iraqi forces transferring IS family members to 'safe place' north of Mosul Iraqi forces transferring IS family members to 'safe place' north of Mosul
- September 19, 2017

Aid officials in Iraq said they were "gravely concerned" about the fate of about 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants relocated by Iraqi authorities, who did not warn aid organizations. "We weren't informed where the families would be taken to, and we don't know if they will have access to assistance and protection", Markham said. A senior Iraqi security official said the 509 women and 813 children held 13 different nationalities from Europe, Asia and the ... (more...)
New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage
- September 19, 2017

Air New Zealand says that further flight cancellations are expected through the week, as the shortage of fuel has meant that it is not able to operate its full schedule. Z Energy is warning more stations could run out of high octane petrol in Auckland today. Queenstown Airport sourced its jet fuel from Dunedin, he said. (more...)
Johnson challenges May on hard Brexit
- September 19, 2017

Reports that May is preparing to announce that she will carry on paying up to £10 billion a year to the European Union during a transition period, which could last for three years, will put Johnson in a hard position after his leading role in the campaign, which made great play of the financial savings from Brexit. (more...)
Chesterfield residents come together to help persecuted Rohingya Muslims Chesterfield residents come together to help persecuted Rohingya Muslims
- September 19, 2017

At this year's United Nations session, Myanmar, also known as Burma , appeared in danger of being an global outlier again. On Monday, Britain presided at a meeting of several Western and Muslim-majority governments that urged senior Myanmar officials to stop abuses against the Muslim minority and restore humanitarian access. (more...)
MPs say 'yes' to marriage equality MPs say 'yes' to marriage equality
- September 19, 2017

Several news outlets in Australia have accused local bishops of going against Francis, whom they perceive to be in favor of gay marriage because of his "Who am I to judge?" comment, and his call for a more inclusive Church. However, Francis actually has defended Catholic teaching on the matter. "At a time when we place emphasis on the richness of pluralism and social and cultural diversity, it is a contradiction to minimize fundamental human differences". (more...)

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