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Group flee after child damages museum's monk coffin taking a photo Group flee after child damages museum's monk coffin taking a photo
- August 26, 2017

When the sarcophagus was first discovered it contained a skeleton, which likely belonged to a senior monk. As a result, the fragile 800-year-old artifact suffered minor damage. The exhibit has been closed while the coffin is under fix, but is expected to open as soon as possible. Ann Holland , Southend-on-Sea's executive councillor for culture, said in a statement that the coffin, after restoration, will likely be displayed in a " completely enclosed " case going forward. (more...)
At full gallop: Pakistan's population has reached 207.7 million At full gallop: Pakistan's population has reached 207.7 million
- August 26, 2017

Pakistan's population has surged to 207.8 million, a 57 per cent spike since the last census in 1998, according to provisional census data released today. A total of 69.6m people were reported in rural areas and 40.389m in urban areas with annual growth rate of 1.81pc in rural and 2.74pc in urban centers. (more...)
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face obstacles in Champions League Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face obstacles in Champions League
- August 26, 2017

GLASGOW , SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 19: A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park on October 19, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (more...)
AFRICOM investigates allegations of civilian casualties in Somalia raid AFRICOM investigates allegations of civilian casualties in Somalia raid
- August 26, 2017

The U.S. Africa Command confirmed that U.S. forces were supporting the Somalia National Army while it conducted an operation in the area. Somalia's information ministry is now noting "civilian casualties" in a security operation after at first denying allegations that 10 people, including children, were killed. (more...)
Trump pardons ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio: White House Trump pardons ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio: White House
- August 26, 2017

Arpaio, who unapologetically ordered racial profiling of Latinos in the Phoenix area for years, was convicted of criminal contempt of court last year and faces six months in jail. "Within under five minutes, people were running - I mean running for cover", Najera says. "So, was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job? ". (more...)
China's Xi says willing to work on differences with S. Korea China's Xi says willing to work on differences with S. Korea
- August 26, 2017

Seoul's ties with Beijing have been frustrated the past year over the deployment of the US Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense antimissile system in the ROK. Wan's position is considered a vice premier-level position, though he might not necessarily have vice premier-level power. The Chinese national newspaper People's Daily just used one short sentence to report Wan's attendance. (more...)
White House says Trump shutdown threat if wall isn't funded is serious White House says Trump shutdown threat if wall isn't funded is serious
- August 26, 2017

He was at Trump Tower, standing uncomfortably behind the president, when Trump claimed there were "very fine people on both sides" at the Charlottesville rally. "The fearless men and women of our nation's military have given extraordinary sacrifices to this longest war in American history", she said. On Tuesday, Trump said, "If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall". (more...)
PM Narendra Modi Takes Stock Of Flood Situation In Bihar PM Narendra Modi Takes Stock Of Flood Situation In Bihar
- August 26, 2017

Bihar's flood fury continued with 39 more deaths reported even as authorities in deluge-ravaged Uttar Pradesh grappled to bring the situation under control. Over 24 lakhs people in over 3,000 villages are affected in 25 districts. In total, 156 people have died in this year's flood-related incidents in the state. (more...)
KRK Again: This time Trolled Ajith Kumar for his role in Vivegam KRK Again: This time Trolled Ajith Kumar for his role in Vivegam
- August 26, 2017

The film got released in above 309 screens in Kerala with 1650 shows on its very first day. On it's opening day, Vivegam has grossed Rs. 33 crore at the Box Office worldwide. But, the film has failed to do so by a big margin. It is a long weekend and the upcoming days will be crucial for Vivegam . "Sai sai positive reviews and reports pouring in day 2 #vivegam #ennampolvazhkai", he wrote on his Twitter page. (more...)
North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea
- August 26, 2017

It stated: "Initial assessment indicates three short-range ballistic missile launches". North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit atop its missiles, surpassing a key technological hurdle, the Washington Post reported August 8, citing an Defense Intelligence Agency analysis completed in July. (more...)
The Insane Cost of the Border Wall if the Government Shuts Down
- August 26, 2017

While some Republicans back the idea of funding and building a wall on the southern USA border, there is far from universal support across the party. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the USA government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will like". (more...)
Militants storm police building in Pulwama, one policeman killed Militants storm police building in Pulwama, one policeman killed
- August 26, 2017

Extra forces have been rushed to the spot, a police official said. At least two gunmen entered the camp in southern Pulwama town firing guns and grenades at the sentry, said Director-General of police S.P. "We are evacuating people. Both CRPF and Jammu & Kashmir (personnel) are stationed in police lines", he told reporters. The authorities, fearing law and order trouble, snapped Internet services across Pulwama district. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency was spying on intel partners Central Intelligence Agency was spying on intel partners
- August 26, 2017

A branch within the Central Intelligence Agency - known as Office of Technical Services (OTS) - provides a biometric collection system to liaison services around the world "with the expectation for sharing of the biometric takes collected on the systems", according to a file released by WikiLeaks . (more...)
Riots Erupt in India After Guru's Rape Conviction Riots Erupt in India After Guru's Rape Conviction
- August 26, 2017

A year ago on 28 August, Haryana Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij had drawn flak from Congress after he donated Rs 50 lakh from his discretionary fund to a religious sect in the state for promoting rural games. In Delhi, there have been reports of arson in some parts of adjoining Uttar Pradesh. Malout and Balluanna railway stations in Punjab were set on fire. (more...)
Sebastian Gorka Is Out Of The White House Sebastian Gorka Is Out Of The White House
- August 26, 2017

When asked about the White House's insistence that he had been pushed out, Gorka reportedly told One America News Network's Trey Yingst : "I can confirm I resigned ". In addition to his love for the controversial term, Gorka generated further controversy during his time in the Trump administration over his alleged ties to Vitéz Rend, a Hungarian nationalist group with reported ties to Nazi Germany. (more...)
Isolated Danish inventor with a rocky past — Peter Madsen Isolated Danish inventor with a rocky past — Peter Madsen
- August 26, 2017

Police halted the search for Wall's remaining body parts Friday, declining to say why. Police earlier said Madsen had reported dropping her off on a redeveloped island in Copenhagen's harbor about 3 1/2 hours into their Thursday night trip. (more...)
N Korea fires N Korea fires "unidentified projectiles" to sea: Seoul
- August 26, 2017

Japanese government sources confirmed the launch of an unidentified projectile , NHK reported, adding that it did not directly affect to Japan. The test comes a day after a key national holiday in the reclusive nuclear-armed country. The missile tests occurred as the United States and South Korea conducted the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises. U.S. Pacific Command said three missiles were fired, and U.S. (more...)
Ex-PM Yingluck has fled Thailand Ex-PM Yingluck has fled Thailand
- August 26, 2017

Yingluck's lawyer claimed she could not attend due to a complicated form of earache known as Meniere's disease. When she was inaugurated in 2011, Yingluck became Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. Mr Thaksin is a highly polarising figure and his overthrow triggered years of upheaval and division that has pitted a poor, rural majority in the north that supports the Shinawatras against royalists, the military and their urban backers. (more...)
How Trump's wall could shut down the United States government How Trump's wall could shut down the United States government
- August 26, 2017

Then the commander in chief said the USA would fund it but that Mexico would pay it back later . When a reporter pointed out that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has refused to pay for the wall, she added: "Thank you". "That should NEVER have happened!" he tweeted about the failed Republican effort to replace the Obamacare healthcare law. Trump tweeted Friday morning. (more...)
Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran
- August 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism in the region and for being 'too close' to Iran . Qatar ignored the demands and let a deadline to comply pass, creating an apparent stalemate in the crisis. These demands were rejected as their sweeping nature, if accepted, would turn Qatar into a vassal state . (more...)
Hurricane Harvey is rerouting cruise ships Hurricane Harvey is rerouting cruise ships
- August 26, 2017

Both ships would make stops in New Orleans to refuel and resupply and guests would be allow to leave, but would be encouraged to stay aboard and return to Galveston, officials said. Carnival said they would give future cruise credits to anyone who chooses not to sail. The one Royal Caribbean ship at sea that is affected by the hurricane will stay put behind the storm and is scheduled to return to Galveston Sunday, per the Chronicle . (more...)
Arrests in Morocco over Links to Barcelona Attackers Arrests in Morocco over Links to Barcelona Attackers
- August 26, 2017

Muslims have joined the vigils in Barcelona for those killed in the recent terror attacks , condemning the terrorists and praying for the victims . "That is the last known member of the cell " whose remains had not been formally identified , they said. He was a resident of Ripoll, the small town in northeastern Spain where many members of the cell were living. (more...)
Bridgeville Man Wins Big on Powerball Bridgeville Man Wins Big on Powerball
- August 26, 2017

A hospital worker in MA in the United States has claimed a record-breaking undivided jackpot of $758.7 million. Wanczyk, a mother to a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son, said she was in shock. But Wednesday's big prize is still dwarfed by a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot divvied up between three winners in January 2016. Mavis Wanczyk, 53, bought the winning Powerball ticket at a convenience store in Chicopee, just north of Springfield. (more...)
Seoul: N. Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' to sea Seoul: N. Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' to sea
- August 26, 2017

The launches would coincide with joint exercises between the US and South Korean militaries, exercises that North Korea always strongly protests because it considers them preparation for an invasion. "It will take resolute steps the moment even a slight sign of the preventive war is spotted", North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said. North Korea on Saturday fired unidentified projectiles toward the Sea of Japan, South Korea's defenee ministry said, as a US-South Korea joint ... (more...)
Trump Signs Memo to Implement Transgender Military Ban Trump Signs Memo to Implement Transgender Military Ban
- August 26, 2017

Today Trump signed a memo today instructing the Defense Department to stop accepting transgender individuals who wish to enroll in the military . The directive comes one month after Trump announced on Twitter that transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military. (more...)
Immigration Detainees Being Moved From Hurricane Harvey's Path Immigration Detainees Being Moved From Hurricane Harvey's Path
- August 26, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) will suspend operations related to the detention of illegal immigrants who have not committed crimes at evacuation sites and public assistance centers throughout Texas and Louisiana, as Hurricane Harvey barrels towards the coast. (more...)
Palestinians frustrated with U.S. stance on two-state solution Palestinians frustrated with U.S. stance on two-state solution
- August 26, 2017

But the trip has been shrouded in mystery-and it's unclear that real progress will be made. US President Donald J. Trump (L) and his wife Melania (2nd L), and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his wife Sara (2nd R) stand after their meeting in Jerusalem, 22 May 2017. (more...)
Canada to have allow gender-neutral passports, will have new option 'X' Canada to have allow gender-neutral passports, will have new option 'X'
- August 26, 2017

Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced on Thursday that the Government of Canada will be working on implementing the change, which will also be available on other documents issued by the Ministry to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. (more...)
North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says
- August 26, 2017

President Trump had said there would be " fire and fury " if the Kim Jong Un regime made further threats. "We have had no missile launches or provocative act on the part of North Korea " in a month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said recently, hinting that there may be a path to dialogue given the North's "restraint". (more...)
Islamic State praises Barcelona terrorists, threatens more attacks in Spain Islamic State praises Barcelona terrorists, threatens more attacks in Spain
- August 26, 2017

The explosion also killed the imam Satty, who is believed to have radicalised the young men in the cell. The tip-off about Es Satty, the Muslim cleric, was made informally between two police officials from Belgium and Catalonia who knew each other, a source in Catalonia's regional government told Reuters. (more...)

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