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USA embassy in Russian Federation to scale back visa services amid tensions USA embassy in Russian Federation to scale back visa services amid tensions
- August 21, 2017

Russia's Foreign Ministry last month ordered the United States embassy to reduce its diplomatic presence to 455 diplomats and staff by September 1. The US embassy in Russian Federation said in a statement it was suspending all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russian Federation on August 23 and that they would resume on September 1 "on a greatly reduced scale". (more...)
USA embassy in Russian Federation to scale back visa services amid tensions USA embassy in Russian Federation to scale back visa services amid tensions
- August 21, 2017

Russia's Foreign Ministry last month ordered the United States embassy to reduce its diplomatic presence to 455 diplomats and staff by September 1. The US embassy in Russian Federation said in a statement it was suspending all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russian Federation on August 23 and that they would resume on September 1 "on a greatly reduced scale". (more...)
Ileana D'Cruz lashes out at male fan who misbehaved with her Ileana D'Cruz lashes out at male fan who misbehaved with her
- August 21, 2017

The actress was traveling without her bodyguard, and hence didn't come out of her auto, she says, They could have beaten him (driver) up and I wouldn't have been able to stop them. May be I'll handle the situation differently if, God forbid, it happens again. "I am a WOMAN at the end of the day", tweeted Ileana D'Cruz. Actresses like Vidya Balan, Swara Bhaskar and other have also gone through this trouble. (more...)
Golden retriever finds $85000 worth of heroin Golden retriever finds $85000 worth of heroin
- August 21, 2017

Sheriff Tim Svenson applauded Kenyon's help confiscating $85,000 worth of black tar heroin . Kenyon's family first thought their 18-month-old golden retriever had found a time capsule, but rather than a piece of history the family was shocked to discover the dog had found 15 ounces of heroin. (more...)
University of Texas removes Confederate statues University of Texas removes Confederate statues
- August 21, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school's president said on Sunday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when James A. Fields Jr. rammed his vehicle into a crowd of protestors at a "Unite the Right" rally. White nationalists and counterprotesters clashed this month in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one woman was killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his auto into ... (more...)
Maharashtra HSC class 12th supplementary results 2017 declared: Check at mahresult Maharashtra HSC class 12th supplementary results 2017 declared: Check at mahresult
- August 21, 2017

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE ) has not yet announced when it will declare the Supplementary/Repeaters Class 10 SSC results. Students can also download and take a print out of their results. Similarly, on Aug 24th officials will release the exam mark sheet. Those students who want to opt for revaluation of marks will have to do so between August 22 to 31 along with the prescribed fees at the divisional board office. (more...)
Finland names Turku terror suspect as Moroccan asylum seeker Abderrahman Mechkah Finland names Turku terror suspect as Moroccan asylum seeker Abderrahman Mechkah
- August 21, 2017

The crimes are being treated as murder and attempted murder with terrorist intent, the court said. He could appear in court via video link from hospital as early as Tuesday. Investigators believe the attacker had specifically targeted women. Mr Zubier, who is reportedly a British-born paramedic now living in Sweden, has received global praise for his bravery in coming to the aid of others, including a woman who died in his arms. (more...)
Led Iraqi forces launch battle for Tal Afar Led Iraqi forces launch battle for Tal Afar
- August 21, 2017

He was dressed in a black uniform of the type worn by Iraqi special forces.
Mr al-Abadi said his message to IS was: "You either surrender or die". IS in June 2014 overran Tal Afar, a Shiite enclave in the predominantly Sunni province of Nineveh, on the road between Mosul and Syria. (more...)
Baltimore's Confederate Monument Was Never About 'History and Culture' Baltimore's Confederate Monument Was Never About 'History and Culture'
- August 21, 2017

Lee , who may be considered a rebel who tried to break the Union down. When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond , he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. "If I owned the four million slaves in the South I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native state?" Robert E. (more...)
Is there a confederate monument coming down in your city? Is there a confederate monument coming down in your city?
- August 21, 2017

Historians and a host of others have recently written articles, appeared on news shows, and engaged in tweetstorms to show that these monuments have little, if anything, to do with the actual civil war or the so-called heroes of the Confederacy. (more...)
Court Grants Divorce Over Lack of Toilet, Calls It 'Cruelty' Against Wife Court Grants Divorce Over Lack of Toilet, Calls It 'Cruelty' Against Wife
- August 21, 2017

The wife had reportedly filed for divorce in 2015, but it had to go through the courts because Indian law only allows divorce in limited circumstances - such as cruelty or domestic violence. But experts say open defecation not only stems from poverty but a belief that toilets inside the home are unclean. Following which, it approved the divorce petition filed by the 24-year-old. (more...)
Total buys Maersk's oil business in $7.45bn deal Total buys Maersk's oil business in $7.45bn deal
- August 21, 2017

The deal with Total is expected to be completed sometime in early 2018 - pending approval from the competition authority. Total will pay for Maersk Oil with a mix of shares and debt takeover. This transaction will deepen and accelerate this strategy significantly, as Total will become a three million boe per day major by 2019 to the benefit of all Total shareholders. (more...)
Indian court grants bail to Hindu armed group founder Indian court grants bail to Hindu armed group founder
- August 21, 2017

During the August 17 hearing, Purohit further added that he had been caught in "political crossfire". At least seven persons were killed and almost 100 injured when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle exploded in Malegaon in Nashik district on September 29, 2008. (more...)
Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub
- August 21, 2017

Police say the cell consisted of 12 men , all with connections to the northern town of Ripoll. It remains unclear if the vehicle is linked to the van attack in Las Ramblas or the cell believed behind the attack and whether the man may be a victim of either, officials said. (more...)
From Santos to Barcelona - How Neymar became PSG's 'Chosen One' From Santos to Barcelona - How Neymar became PSG's 'Chosen One'
- August 21, 2017

Gradel, on loan from Bournemouth, pulled into space inside the penalty area and met Kelvin Amian's cross perfectly with a superb first-time strike. The woodwork again denied Neymar when the impressive Alban Lafont tipped his header behind via the post, but the Brazilian reacted first after the Toulouse goalkeeper kept out Rabiot to slot home from six yards. (more...)
I'm black - and I support Confederate monuments 100 percent
- August 21, 2017

He was referring to Heather Heyer , the woman who was killed when she was struck by a auto driven into the crowd. Jessica Mackler, the president of American Bridge, said that Trump's response to Charlottesville was "entirely predictable" given his past statements detailed in the report . (more...)
Graham responds to Trump: Please fix this Graham responds to Trump: Please fix this
- August 21, 2017

Trump on Monday explicitly condemned white supremacists and "racist" violence , two days after he condemned hatred and violence "on many sides" without specifically denouncing white supremacist groups. And then you get into legal semantics. And it was a frightful thing to watch. "While it is critical that we work towards the goal of Senator Cory Booker's legislation, we must continue to denounce and resist President Trump for his reprehensible actions". (more...)
Did VK Sasikala walk out Bengaluru Prison? Video raises questions Did VK Sasikala walk out Bengaluru Prison? Video raises questions
- August 21, 2017

In a major breakthrough in Sasikala bribery case, former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of prisons, D Roopa Moudgil handed over a CCTV footage to Anti-Corruption Bureau showing the AIADMK general secretary and her relative Ilavarasi entering Parappana Agrahara Central jail in civilian clothes. (more...)
Neo-Nazi website loses protection from key tech firm Neo-Nazi website loses protection from key tech firm
- August 21, 2017

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville terror attack, many companies took action to protest white nationalist groups. The central OH man who's behind the white nationalist website The Daily Stormer has gotten a lot of attention since this weekend's violence in Virginia. (more...)
How, when and where to watch Monday's solar eclipse in Canada How, when and where to watch Monday's solar eclipse in Canada
- August 21, 2017

They will broadcast live reports from each state in the USA the eclipse will cover. A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth. We are approaching the big day as on Monday, a total solar eclipse will cross North America. Online retailers Ebay and Amazon have the glasses available, but do you trust them to send your package in time? But experts are warning about some solar glasses that might not meet safety guidelines. (more...)
US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon
- August 21, 2017

The wargames, details of which are a closely guarded secret, simulate military conflict with the isolated country. He said the drills are held regularly because of repeated provocations by North Korea . Pyongyang then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises involving thousands of American and South Korean troops are to begin on Monday. (more...)
North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills
- August 21, 2017

A reduction in USA troops taking part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces this year simply reflects a need for fewer personnel and is not because of tensions with North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. The United Nations in a unanimous vote recently adopted new sanctions against North Korea. Pyongyang conducted two tests of its long-range missile in July and had threatened to fire four ballistic missiles toward Guam. (more...)
Responding to Barcelona terror, Trump tweets dubious Pershing legend Responding to Barcelona terror, Trump tweets dubious Pershing legend
- August 21, 2017

He caught 50 terrorists who did tremendous damage...and he took the 50 terrorists and he took 50 men and dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood. President Donald Trump , meanwhile, offered his condolences on Twitter and referenced a debunked anecdote about a historical United States general. (more...)
Trump 'sad to see' history being 'ripped apart' by Confederate monuments' removal
- August 21, 2017

A separate poll , published by Gallup this week, found that Mr Trump's approval rating had sunk to 34 per cent in recent weeks, with 61 per cent of adults expressing disapproval. During the news conference, Trump also offered kind words for Heyer and thanked Bro for her statement about him . "Look, some of this is by design. (more...)
AIMIM corporators suspended after clashes in Aurangabad civic body over Vande Matram AIMIM corporators suspended after clashes in Aurangabad civic body over Vande Matram
- August 21, 2017

The ruckus was caught on camera and came as an embarrassment to the civic body. In no time, the ruling Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) corporators rushed to the well of the house and protested against the AIMIM MLCs. The Shiv Sena-BJP corporators approached well of the house and raised slogans against AIMIM corporators for refusing to stand up. The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation has passed a motion making singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in all BMC-run schools. (more...)
Trump's Administration Disbands Federal Advisory Panel on Climate Change Trump's Administration Disbands Federal Advisory Panel on Climate Change
- August 21, 2017

One of the key scientific sections of the draft report was pushed by the New York Times this month after researchers involved in its creation became concerned Trump was planning on either cooking the books or suppressing it entirely. "He told The Washington Post that it was shortsighted and was going to ".possibly hurt the next generation's economic prospects". While many state and local officials have pressed the federal government for more concrete guidance on how to factor ... (more...)
Charlottesville Mayor Seeks Urgent Permission to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue Charlottesville Mayor Seeks Urgent Permission to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue
- August 21, 2017

In addition, he also asked for city leaders to figure out ways to memorialize Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old counter-protester who was killed in a car-ramming at Saturday's rally, NBC News reported. Ferguson decision", he said in an interview Wednesday. It's unclear if Signer wants to move the statue of General Stonewall Jackson, which the city council has not yet voted to move. (more...)
Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won't talk to Trump
- August 21, 2017

Some Republicans and scores of Democrats denounced Trump's statements as putting white supremacists on equal moral footing with counter-protesters in Charlottesville and called for an apology. In his Tuesday press conference , Trump said, " You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists". When Donald Trump was a young, brash businessman looking to put his stamp on the NY skyline, the "history and culture" imbued in a piece of artwork didn't stop him ... (more...)
Punjab sends two more mobile health units to Peshawar Punjab sends two more mobile health units to Peshawar
- August 21, 2017

He hailed the Punjab government's offer to help KP in the elimination of dengue fever from Peshawar. Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazeer, who was present in Tehkal on Sunday, said that KP health minister did not respond to their assistance when he was contacted through telephone. (more...)
On Confederate monuments, the public stands with President Trump On Confederate monuments, the public stands with President Trump
- August 21, 2017

Also, 68% of approvers over 55 years old say they won't stop supporting Trump , along with 67% of approvers who have a high school degree or less and 67% of approvers who make under $50,000 per year. "We need a President who is not afraid to go up against white supremacists and who will uphold America's values on equality and inclusion", Reeves told CNN . (more...)

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