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Los Angeles cemetery moves Confederate monument Los Angeles cemetery moves Confederate monument
- August 17, 2017

The monument at Hollywood Forever was one of at least four spaces dedicated to the Confederacy in California, according to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. NBC Los Angeles reports that Hollywood Forever will put the monument into storage on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the cemetery reported that someone vandalized the monument, writing "No" across the plaque. (more...)
A protester racist Charlottesville tearful lest he be arrested A protester racist Charlottesville tearful lest he be arrested
- August 17, 2017

Cantwell said. "And if I wanted violence, it's not a hard thing for a guy like me to find". The protests began at 10 pm on Friday, 11 August, with demonstrators holding tiki torches and chanting slogans like " Jews will not replace us ", "Blood and Soil", "White Lives Matter", making their way through the University of Virginia campus. (more...)
You're Reading This Correctly: A Hunger Games Theme Park Is Coming You're Reading This Correctly: A Hunger Games Theme Park Is Coming
- August 17, 2017

Lionsgate movie studio has announced that it will be opening Lionsgate Movie World , a 1.3 million-square-foot theme park in South Korea dedicated to its various movie properties. Lionsgate Movie World is expected to open in 2019, with construction on track to commence next year. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that Lionsgate Movie World will be their very first branded outdoor theme park as well as one of their "largest and most-exciting" entertainment destinations to date. (more...)
Flooded Assam Celebrates Independence Day With Pride Flooded Assam Celebrates Independence Day With Pride
- August 17, 2017

As north-eastern India, with areas such as the states of Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, faces perhaps the worst flood in decades, the situation remains grim as reports surface of rail links to the region also being cut off. (more...)
Helicopter crashes in Virginia Helicopter crashes in Virginia
- August 17, 2017

Preliminary findings are expected in 2-3 weeks, and the complete investigation into the crash is expected to take at least a year, officials said. The officers were traveling in a Virginia State Police helicopter "assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville", according to a spokesperson for the state police, where a confrontation between white nationalists and counter-protesters turned violent in city streets. (more...)
Under Armour Founder & CEO, leaves President Trump's Manufacturing Council Under Armour Founder & CEO, leaves President Trump's Manufacturing Council
- August 17, 2017

He follows the chiefs of Merck and Under Armour , who announced their decisions earlier Monday amid the fallout over Trump's response to violence over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia. The son of a janitor, Frazier joined Merck as general counsel of one of the drugmaker's subsidiaries in 1992, working his way up to CEO of the company in 2011. (more...)
Shannon Sharpe Blasts Hue Jackson For Comments On Browns Protesting
- August 17, 2017

I am proud of them. They understand they have to handle themselves the right way, and I am sure they will". "The main thing was it was one of the last practices and one of the days when we really have to dig deep", Peppers said. "Hopefully, that won't happen". "I think he's showing you he can play anywhere", Jackson said. Kaepernick is still seeking an National Football League job following the backlash for his protest against police brutality and racial injustice, but vowed to not ... (more...)
Lebanon ends loophole for rapists who marry victims Lebanon ends loophole for rapists who marry victims
- August 17, 2017

Lawmaker Elie Kayrouz, who backed ending the law - article 522 of the penal code - said other clauses also required change to protect women and children. The fight to abolish the law has been ongoing for years and has been championed by ABAAD, a MENA based non-profit organization. "Today's win is a victory for the dignity of women", it added. (more...)
Hundreds Of Freetown Residents Queue To Identify Mudslide Victims Hundreds Of Freetown Residents Queue To Identify Mudslide Victims
- August 17, 2017

The government has appealed for donations of equipment to help remove bodies. Idalia Amaya, CRS' deputy head of programs and the emergency response coordinator, said: "The devastation is like nothing we've seen before. "Deeply saddened by the devastating consequences of the mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, His Holiness Pope Francis assures those who have lost loved ones of his closeness at this hard time", said a message sent to Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of Freetown by Cardinal ... (more...)
Vemula was not a Dalit Vemula was not a Dalit
- August 17, 2017

The report of the one-man judicial commission under former Allahabad high court judge Justice A K Roopanwal, set up by the human resource development ministry, said "Vemula was a troubled individual and was unhappy for several reasons". His death came after the university had expelled him and four of his friends from the hostel following a clash with an ABVP leader . The report also highlighted that the university did not have a proper grievance redressal mechanism, especially in the case ... (more...)
Trump tweet: US 'locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely' Trump tweet: US 'locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely'
- August 17, 2017

Tensions have risen since North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. Almost a week ago, the UN Security Council unanimously passed fresh sanctions against Pyongyang over its weapons programme, including export bans, a new punishment that could cost North Korea $ 1 billion a year. (more...)
Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence
- August 17, 2017

The Indian subcontinent achieved independence from the 200 year of British Rule on the intervening night of 14 and 15 August, 1947. The festivities began on Monday with gun salutes in the capital of Islamabad and in each of the four provincial capitals. (more...)
Pakistan government websites hacked on independence day Pakistan government websites hacked on independence day
- August 17, 2017

Officials said security had been tightened in various areas of the city, particularly in the Red Fort area from where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation today, reported Xinhua. A Pakistani vendor paints the color of the Pakistani flag on a girl's face celebrating the 70th Independence Day in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. It is also on this special day that the Prime Minister and other highly ranked politicians talk to the citizens about the country's laws, legacy, and ... (more...)
Confederate monuments face increased scrutiny across Southern states Confederate monuments face increased scrutiny across Southern states
- August 17, 2017

It was then pulled to the ground, and the crowd erupted. On Wednesday, leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese removed two plaques honoring Robert E. One Republican lawmaker wasn't buying it. "Cooper is a politician and this is all part of his weak response to the mob we saw in Durham ", said Rep. (more...)
Mexican govt., Japan businesses to talk on NAFTA Mexican govt., Japan businesses to talk on NAFTA
- August 17, 2017

Lighthizer said that Trump is committed to fulfilling his campaign promise to reverse course on NAFTA. The agreement, crafted under Presidents George H.W. It seemed likely, as usual, that the subject of continental trade would receive more attention in Canada than the US, whose news coverage this week has been consumed with the fallout from the weekend violence at a white supremacist event in Charlottesville, Va. (more...)
FBI agent accidentally set off flash grenade at 26 Federal Plaza FBI agent accidentally set off flash grenade at 26 Federal Plaza
- August 17, 2017

The stun grenade detonated about 1:20 p.m., according to NYPD and FDNY officials. The agent accidentally discharged the grenade in his department vehicle at the garage of 26 Federal Plaza around 1:45 p.m., a police source said. Flash-bang grenades are often used by raiding law enforcement officers as a diversion in a volatile, possibly violent situation, Lamb reported. Authorities said there was no terror threat. (more...)
Woman Endures 11-Minute Cavity Search by Police on Side of Road Woman Endures 11-Minute Cavity Search by Police on Side of Road
- August 16, 2017

Two of the deputies involved the body cavity search were charged a year ago with official oppression. The police claim that they did find drugs, and Corley faced charges for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest-though these charges were later dropped. (more...)
North Korea's Kim appears to ease rhetoric over Guam missile strike
- August 16, 2017

Mr Mattis added the United States would know the trajectory of a North Korean missile "within moments" and if a missile is assessed to be hitting Guam , " we will take it out ". Tensions have spiked amid an exchange of bellicose rhetoric between the USA and North Korea after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions on North Korea - the single largest sanctions package on it so far - because of the recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests of the Kim Jong-un ... (more...)
Sanctuary cities: What are they? Sanctuary cities: What are they?
- August 16, 2017

There isn't a firm legal definition for sanctuary cities, and different cities may have dissimilar rules for how much they comply with federal immigration authorities. Protesters aim to send the message that they are not on board with the Trump administration and their policies. This has caused concern for some protesting the move towards local police enforcing laws against illegal immigration. (more...)
Spanish NGO's vessel seized by Libyan Coast Guard Spanish NGO's vessel seized by Libyan Coast Guard
- August 16, 2017

They wrote that the Libyan authorities were "seizing" the vessel and said: "They threaten to shoot if we do not follow orders". The NGO said its ship was 44.5 km off Libyan coast when the Libyan coastguards had seized it. Last year, a hole was blown in the side of a humanitarian boat belonging to Doctors without Borders, and gunshots have been fired into the air several times this year by vessels identifying themselves as the Libyan coastguard. (more...)
Mapped: US and Allied Missile Defenses Against North Korea Mapped: US and Allied Missile Defenses Against North Korea
- August 16, 2017

Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan. "If he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat - which by the way he has been uttering for years and his family has been uttering for years - or he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast", Mr Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf resort. (more...)
US brands Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization US brands Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization
- August 16, 2017

According to a statement from U.S. department of States released this evening, "The designations seek to deny HM the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks". After putting sanctions on the terror outfit, the US Department of State promises to block all of Hizbul's property located in US. He is a resident of Soibug in Jammu and Kashmir's central district of Budgam and crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in early 1990s. (more...)
Lions condemn 'any use' of logo at Charlottesville event Lions condemn 'any use' of logo at Charlottesville event
- August 16, 2017

The Red Wings told the Free Press they were considering taking legal action against the group that used the logo, which had been altered to make the spokes on the winged-wheel look more like swastikas. The hockey fan site Russian Machine Never Breaks attributed the use of the logo to "a Michigan-based group of Identitarians", known as the Detroit Right Wings . (more...)
Scottish Parliament hit by ongoing 'brute force' cyber attack Scottish Parliament hit by ongoing 'brute force' cyber attack
- August 16, 2017

Intriguingly, perhaps, he claimed that IT staff at the Scottish Parliament had analysed passwords used and found that too many were "simple" and easy to crack in a brute force attack. The parliament's cyber security systems identified the attacks at an early stage and their security measures were put in place for such situations. He added that the parliament's "robust cyber security measures" were able to identify the attack early, and that additional security safeguards were deployed before ... (more...)
Amber Alert kids found safe, suspect in custody Amber Alert kids found safe, suspect in custody
- August 16, 2017

According to a news release from the Brownsburg Police Department, the AMBER Alert involved the abduction of 2-year-old Johnson Garcia, 5-year-old Christhian Garcia and 8-year-old Marcos Garcia. The victims have been identified as 26-year-old Jesus Huesca and 22-year-old Alicia Canizales. Police converged on a home in the 200 block of South Warman Avenue. (more...)
China and Pakistan partners of strategic cooperation: Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang China and Pakistan partners of strategic cooperation: Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang
- August 16, 2017

Later in the day, the president, prime minister, Chinese vice premier, chairman Senate and speaker National Assembly will lay a floral wreath on the memorial of forgotten heroes of democracy inside the Parliament. The two leaders also emphasised on early completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). "The president appreciated China for its adept handling of the issue and reiterated that Pakistan stands by China on the issues of Tibet, Xinjiang and South China Sea", an official ... (more...)
Hearings on ex-minister Ulyukayev's case postponed to September 1 Hearings on ex-minister Ulyukayev's case postponed to September 1
- August 16, 2017

Breaking months of silence, the former Russian economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe publicly accused the head of Russia's oil company on Wednesday of setting him up. Before becoming Rosneft's chief, he spent years as Mr. Putin's deputy chief of staff, and he was deputy prime minister from 2008 to 2012. He said he was seized in a sting operation organised by the FSB, the successor to the KGB, in "a provocation organised from on high on the basis ... (more...)
Trump on tearing down Confederate statues: Is George Washington next? Trump on tearing down Confederate statues: Is George Washington next?
- August 16, 2017

Lee, and other Confederates - who sought to create a country where slavery would last in perpetuity. He responded to a reporter's question about "alt-right" violence by condemning the KKK and white nationalism, but also noting that numerous left-wing protesters engaged in similar levels of violence. (more...)
Israeli police raid on hospital over critically wounded Palestinian caught on film Israeli police raid on hospital over critically wounded Palestinian caught on film
- August 16, 2017

Residents said that army vehicles and bulldozers entered the area north of Ramallah around 3:00 am (0000 GMT) and surrounded the two-storey house, one floor of which was still under construction. The family home was demolished earlier this morning, the IDF said, a commonly used move which is supposed to act as a deterrent. It is worth mentioning that the soldiers have recently abducted the parents, and uncle, of Omar al-'Abed who carried out the stabbing attack last month during the peak ... (more...)
5 crewmen missing after Army chopper crashes near Oahu 5 crewmen missing after Army chopper crashes near Oahu
- August 16, 2017

A debris field was spotted by the responding Coast Guard Hercules and Army Black Hawk aircrews. Responders are searching for five missing crewmen. In the United States of America (USA) crashed military helicopter, 5 people were missing. (more...)

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