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Teacher at Georgia high school shoots himself in classroom Teacher at Georgia high school shoots himself in classroom
- August 17, 2017

Douglas County sheriff's officials said a school employee was flown to a hospital after a gun-related injury at the school. As busloads of students arrived at the school Thursday, administrators shuffled them to the gym before anyone could head to class. (more...)
Gay marriage blocked once again in Northern Ireland Gay marriage blocked once again in Northern Ireland
- August 17, 2017

The other case saw two men who were married in England, attempt to have their union accepted legally after moving to Belfast. Civil partnerships have been the law in Northern Ireland since 2004 and today's judgement stated that the law on marriage is in the power of the Northern Ireland Assembly. (more...)
Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC) Hits New 52-Week High
- August 17, 2017

Envision Healthcare Corporation has a consensus buy rating from 16 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 10.84% of shares outstanding. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.96 billion. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $0.34 earnings per share . (more...)
Donald Trump Praises Jeff Flake Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward Donald Trump Praises Jeff Flake Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward
- August 17, 2017

Trump attacked Flake after he refused to vote for Trump in the presidential election. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in a Thursday morning tweet calling him "weak" and "toxic". One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. "You had a group on one side and the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and disgusting". (more...)
PM Modi has created 'environment of hatred' in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi PM Modi has created 'environment of hatred' in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi
- August 17, 2017

He said the world had accepted India's "might and strength" after the surgical strike against terror launch pads in Pakistan previous year. Expressing happiness at senior government officials recognising innovative ideas being shared, the Prime Minister said both young and the old must work together for India's betterment. (more...)
One dead, 45 injured during Dahi Handi celebrations One dead, 45 injured during Dahi Handi celebrations
- August 17, 2017

However, the Dahi handi celebrations this year were relatively low-key in view of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), income tax woes and demonetization. He climbed down after breaking the handi and suffered an epileptic attack soon afterwards. The victim was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, he added. (more...)
Japan to install new land-based Aegis missile defense system Japan to install new land-based Aegis missile defense system
- August 17, 2017

However, the ministry is considering ways to strengthen the country's missile defense capabilities as Pyongyang is advancing the technology to launch a ballistic missile, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). The Aegis advanced radar system is created to intercept a missile outside the atmosphere and a land-based PAC-3 system is capable of intercepting a missile entering the atmosphere. (more...)
Gov't verifying reported presence of Chinese vessels near Pagasa Island Gov't verifying reported presence of Chinese vessels near Pagasa Island
- August 17, 2017

Five Chinese ships were found near Thitu Island, the biggest island in the Spratlys administered by the Philippines, a Filipino lawmaker said during a press conference yesterday. THE government is verifying reports of the alleged presence of Chinese Navy and Coast Guard vessels north of Pagasa Island in Palawan. "Have we already adopted the strategy of silence, inaction, and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China?" the opposition lawmaker said in a statement on ... (more...)
NAB gets 'Volume 10' forms teams to grill Nawaz Sharif and sons NAB gets 'Volume 10' forms teams to grill Nawaz Sharif and sons
- August 17, 2017

On July 28, the five-member bench of the Supreme Court had disqualified Sharif for possessing a work permit in the firm of his son in the UAE. In the Panamagate case verdict, the apex court ordered the top accountability body to file references against the ruling family within six weeks before the accountability court of Rawalpindi-Islamabad on the basis of the material collected and referred to by the joint investigation team (JIT) that probed into the Sharifs' offshore assets as revealed ... (more...)
Despite Media Reviews, Here's What Americans Thought of Trump's Charlottesville Response
- August 17, 2017

Just 22 per cent of Republicans disapprove of his response, compared to 82 per cent of Democrats, and 53 per cent of independents. Some of those dissatisfied with Trump's response voted for him in the 2016 election. While Trump seemed confident in his beliefs on the matter, the poll found that only 27 percent of respondents were happy with his response to the violence in Charlottesville, and 21 percent remained undecided. (more...)
Prison riot kills at least 37 inmates in Venezuela Prison riot kills at least 37 inmates in Venezuela
- August 17, 2017

He tweeted a gruesome photo Thursday of bloodied bodies piled on top of each other. "This is the worst riot we┬┤ve had in a preventative detention facility", Carlos Nieto of A Window to Freedom told AFP. At the end of past year, the country had 88,000 detainees, more than double the official holding capacity of 35,000 places, according to A Window to Freedom. (more...)
Missouri Congressman expects USA to shoot down North Korea's missiles Missouri Congressman expects USA to shoot down North Korea's missiles
- August 17, 2017

Mid-Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer tells Moberly radio station KWIX that he expects the U.S.'s missile defense program to come into play. Residents onthis tiny Western Pacific island, a United States territory that is home to strategically important American armed forces, have grown accustomed to occasional threats. (more...)
CBO: Withholding ACA Subsidies Would Send Premiums Soaring CBO: Withholding ACA Subsidies Would Send Premiums Soaring
- August 17, 2017

This information was released by the congressional budget office just. The CBO study - conducted at the request of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - showed that in addition to the 20% premium hike by 2018, premiums would rise by 25% by 2020. (more...)
US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia
- August 17, 2017

The United States says it supports efforts by the Somali government in facilitating defections - by former and current Al-Shabaab militants - as a means of degrading the potency of the al-Qaeda affiliated insurgent group. The defection could give pro-government forces more freedom to operate in the regions of Bay and Bakool, cutting al Shabaab's operational territory in two. (more...)
ADS supports practical solutions for Irish border ADS supports practical solutions for Irish border
- August 17, 2017

The issue of the Irish border is one of three high priority "phase one" negotiations in the Brexit talks, along with citizens' rights and the financial settlement - often referred to as the divorce bill. "As Michel Barnier (EU chief negotiator) himself has said , the solution can not be based on a precedent so we're looking forward to seeing the EU's position paper on Ireland". (more...)
Suarez out for a month Suarez out for a month
- August 17, 2017

And, as per the aforementioned report from RAC1 this afternoon, the initial diagnosis does not look good, with it claimed that Suarez could be sidelined for up to a month. Without Suarez, Barcelona's front line is even thinner. With Neymar having departed in a world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona's strike force has been decimated and will be relying on Messi when the new season kicks off this weekend. (more...)
Pakistans top anti-corruption body summons Sharif, sons Pakistans top anti-corruption body summons Sharif, sons
- August 17, 2017

Zardari said that the party will not be a part of the Grand National Dialogue with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), reports Samaa TV. He argued that the July 28 decision should have been given by a three-member bench since Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed's jurisdiction had expired after their dissenting judgment on April 20. (more...)
North Korea develops its nuclear programme North Korea develops its nuclear programme "at an alarming rate"
- August 17, 2017

Recent North Korean missile tests have proven the rogue nation now has the ability to strike this remote and strategically important U.S. territory. Japanese shares rebounded on Tuesday morning, as fears of military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea appeared to recede. In response to threats from President Trump , North Korea's military announced last week that by mid-August, it would submit a plan to Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, for launching four ballistic ... (more...)
North Korea's Leader Holds Fire On Guam Missile Launch North Korea's Leader Holds Fire On Guam Missile Launch
- August 17, 2017

Recent North Korean missile tests have proven the rogue nation now has the ability to strike this remote and strategically important USA territory. North Korea has reportedly been filmed by satellites moving missiles into position, as plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam are revealed . (more...)
How South Korea can defuse the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un showdown How South Korea can defuse the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un showdown
- August 17, 2017

An attack on the North will unleash forces that will devour the Korean peninsula. He lied. His heirs, son Kim Jong Il and Guam-threatening grandson Kim Jong Un , have systematically violated every subsequent agreement to end the nuclear weapons quest. (more...)
Kerala collector who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting tricolour transferred Kerala collector who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting tricolour transferred
- August 17, 2017

Palakkad collector P Marykutty has been transferred and appointed as the panchayat director. It was may be recalled that was restrained from hoisting the Tricolour at a school in Kerala. "As per the report, Vande Mataram was recited during the Independence day function at the Karnagi Amman School, in which Bhagwat participated". The Collector's order however reached the school only hours before the function was to be held. (more...)
Trump To North Korea: Don't Make Another 'Overt Threat' Trump To North Korea: Don't Make Another 'Overt Threat'
- August 17, 2017

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called on both sides to avoid "going down the old path of alternately showing strength and continuously escalating the situation". Citing those familiar with the talks, the news agency said while the "New York channel" has so far been unable to diffuse tensions it could be foundational to any potential official talks should the rhetorical back-and-forth die down. (more...)
Windies keen to spring surprise in England's maiden day-night Test Windies keen to spring surprise in England's maiden day-night Test
- August 17, 2017

Tom Westley and Dawid Malan did little in their two Tests against South Africa to solve those issues, while Keaton Jennings has been dropped following his troubles as opener, with Mark Stoneman given a chance against West Indies in his place. (more...)
Hindu & Jew Wednesday in UK's first-ever lesbian interfaith marriage Hindu & Jew Wednesday in UK's first-ever lesbian interfaith marriage
- August 17, 2017

Their wedding cake was some sight and they tied the knot at Chutney Ivy restaurant in Leicester. . Mistry, 48, said that she had kept her sexuality hidden for years and that it was "very hard for me as an Asian gay woman". Although attitudes are changing, it was very hard to find a priest to conduct the wedding ceremony, Mistry was quoted as saying. "It really is something that's truly wonderful", she said. (more...)
Weekend child deaths push India hospital toll to 85 Weekend child deaths push India hospital toll to 85
- August 17, 2017

Authorities have promised stringent action against those found guilty and suspended the principal for derelict and removed head of the encephalitis ward from his post . The IMA has appointed a team of three members to inquire into the death of almost 70 children . "At present almost 75 encephalitis patients are undergoing treatment in the hospital ", he said. (more...)
Huge fire after 'two loud explosions' in Glasgow Huge fire after 'two loud explosions' in Glasgow
- August 17, 2017

Pictures have emerged from the moment the blaze that destroyed Glasgow's Fruit Market took hold. Up to 90 per cent of the two-storey warehouse is thought to be ablaze. "Over three hours later, the building is still well ablaze". The large plume of smoke created speed restrictions for the M8 motorway nearby, due to reduced visibility. (more...)
Special counsel's Russia probe loses top FBI investigator Special counsel's Russia probe loses top FBI investigator
- August 17, 2017

Experienced FBI investigator Peter Strzok has left the special counsel team and joined the bureau's human resources division, ABC News reports . "But why he would be moved to HR is just freaky". Mueller's probe has grown increasingly aggressive in recent weeks. So far, other than the ABC News report, those in the know have remained tight-lipped about the departure. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation identifies remains as those of missing Kansas City area teen Federal Bureau of Investigation identifies remains as those of missing Kansas City area teen
- August 17, 2017

On Thursday, the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office the results of a laboratory analysis, conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The remains of Kopetsky, who was 17, were identified through DNA testing. "We always felt when they found one, they would find both", Beckford said, referring to her daughter and Runions. "It's been a long ten years and we don't like to use the word 'closure;' we prefer to use 'resolution, '" Mrs. (more...)
ASU professor says denuclearization of North Korea unlikely without war ASU professor says denuclearization of North Korea unlikely without war
- August 17, 2017

In a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the country's liberation from Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945), Moon said that the government will prevent an armed conflict "at all cost", addressing the increasing public concerns of a possible war between the USA and North Korea. (more...)
Rabbi who helped Ivanka convert shreds Trump's Charlottesville statements Rabbi who helped Ivanka convert shreds Trump's Charlottesville statements
- August 17, 2017

Lee statue in Charlottesville . After police broke up the the rally, a white supremacist, James Fields, rammed his vehicle into a crowd of the counterprotesters, killing one woman and injuring at least 19. In addition to Lookstein, who is rabbi emeritus, the letter was signed by Kehilath Jeshurun rabbis Chaim Steinmetz and Elie Weinstock. They reportedly tried and failed to convince Trump to moderate his comments on Charlottesville. (more...)

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