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Oil markets roiled as Hurricane Harvey hits USA petroleum industry

Oil markets roiled as Hurricane Harvey hits USA petroleum industry Nationally, repeat federal flood relief payouts averaged about $3,000 per square mile (2.5 square kilometres). Dozens of boats and five Coast Guard helicopters have been helping pluck people to safety, while dump trucks and city buses moved Houston residents to higher ground. [Full Article...]

North Korea May be Preparing for Another Nuclear Test

North Korea May be Preparing for Another Nuclear Test A anxious Chinese president Xi Jinping called on all parties to "exercise restraint."The US and North Korea entered into solid agreements in the 1990s, when the latter agreed to freeze its nuclear weapons program in return for US support for its civilian nuclear program and massive humanitarian and development assistance.However, in 2002, when President George Bush included North Korea in the ... [Full Article...]

Germany: Nurse believed to have killed at least 84 patients

Germany: Nurse believed to have killed at least 84 patients However, numerous patients who died have since been cremated. A commission was set up in 2014 to investigate the scale of his crimes, which could make him Germany's worst post-war killer. The commission has been analysing hundreds of medical records and has exhumed more than 100 bodies to test them for traces of drugs. The investigations have been made more hard because many patients were crem... [Full Article...]

Blow for plastic makers in bid to suspend ban

Blow for plastic makers in bid to suspend ban This comes days after KAM moved to court demanding temporarily orders to stop the ban. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP ) estimates that Kenyan supermarkets hand out as many as 100 million plastic bags every year. A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday in a bid to slow pollution, with offenders liable to jail time or hefty fines. . At a press conference, National Environme... [Full Article...]

At least 12 killed in vehicle explosion near Baghdad

At least 12 killed in vehicle explosion near Baghdad The blast occurred at the Jamila market in Baghdad's district of Sadr City, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing a source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State group has claimed previous bombings in the capital. The attacks in Baghdad come as Iraqi forces are poised to retake Tal Afar district in western Mosul from... [Full Article...]

MARSDEN: Afghanistan surge is about regime change in Iran

MARSDEN: Afghanistan surge is about regime change in Iran But Obama has managed to use a "Pavlovian dog" approach with American public opinion and the media to cause them to think that any deployment is tantamount to the Bush program in 2003 - and this is ridiculous. But it did not measure up to the occasion and was more interested in promoting its beliefs than in giving the country good governance. Any plan for Hayat Tahrir al-Sham or Ahrar al-Sham to d... [Full Article...]

Jewish groups condemn Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio

Jewish groups condemn Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio Arpaio was convicted July 31 of criminal contempt by a judge in Arizona for disobeying a federal order on detaining individuals suspected of being in the USA illegally. This is the man Trump pardoned on Friday, as Texas braced for a catastrophic hurricane. What's more, note that Trump didn't even bother to consult with his own Justice Department - or pay any attention to the department's pardon pr... [Full Article...]

Finnish Police Confirm Moroccan Behind Turku Knife Attack

Finnish Police Confirm Moroccan Behind Turku Knife Attack National Bureau of Investigation Detective Inspector Crista Granroth said the man gave a false name and age when he was first interviewed. The man, who has been detained for probable cause of two murders and eight attempted murders committed with terrorist intent, confessed last week to having killed two and wounded eight but denied allegations that the act had been premeditated and committed with... [Full Article...]

ACLU suing Trump over ban on transgender troops

ACLU suing Trump over ban on transgender troops The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced in a press release on Monday it has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over an executive order banning transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would... [Full Article...]

NZ regain Women's Rugby World Cup beating England in final

NZ regain Women's Rugby World Cup beating England in final The 24-year-old lock was part of the team which overcame France 20-3 on Tuesday in Belfast to set up the showpiece final, which will be televised live on ITV at 7-45pm. The ball was kept in close quarters throughout, players occasionally got a chance to stretch their legs on the sodden Belfast turf, with play spreading through the hands from right to left and then back through the centres. [Full Article...]

Renewable energy capable of powering majority of Aussie homes

Renewable energy capable of powering majority of Aussie homes Renewables, which made up just 7% of national electricity output a decade ago, accounted for 17.2% last financial year. "Last financial year it was 17 per cent". Ms Zibelman, who had been the hot pick to be Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's top energy aide, said the so-called ancillary services market could help to overcome these shortcomings by pricing better the value of back-u... [Full Article...]

North Korea 'FIRES missile' after threatening USA with war

North Korea 'FIRES missile' after threatening USA with war North Korea's military had threatened missile launches toward the USA territory of Guam, where the US has several military installations. The launch comes as the US and South Korean armies are conducting annual joint military drills known as "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" in South Korea, which began on Monday. [Full Article...]

Lewandowski: 'If Donald Trump runs, he will be the Republican nominee'

Lewandowski: 'If Donald Trump runs, he will be the Republican nominee' A Republican senator is already raising doubts that Donald Trump can even win the Republican Party's nomination for president in 2020. That was a very hard position for me to take, ' she said. "And he wavered back and forth". After criticizing Trump's back-and-forth response to the protests in Charlottesville, Collins said that the president needed to be clearer in criticizing white supremac... [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea of Japan

The US military's Pacific Command said it had detected three short-range ballistic missiles, all of which failed. This isn't the first time North Korea has embarrassed themselves with failed missile launches, though. The best option now is for North Korea to freeze its missile tests , along with the USA and South Korea imposing a moratorium on large-scale military exercises. [Full Article...]

China's Xi Pledges to Properly Address Differences With South Korea

China's Xi Pledges to Properly Address Differences With South Korea The row prompted China to stop tour groups to the South Korea in March. She said it is hoped that Seoul will "face squarely China's major concerns and take constructive action to properly tackle the relevant sensitive issue". Sky News reports that North Korea appears to have been unnerved by the annual military drill between the USA and South Korea because it perceives it as a preparation ... [Full Article...]

NYC rescue crews deployed to Texas; Suffolk, Nassau send none

NYC rescue crews deployed to Texas; Suffolk, Nassau send none The group traveling by highway are taking 60,000 lbs of equipment with them. Now, even right here in South Central Kansas, volunteers are heading to Texas, with more arriving soon. Five people have already died from the storm, and a dozen have been injured. "This is just the beginning", Jeff Evans, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's Houston/Galveston office, told the Los Angeles... [Full Article...]

How to Help the Red Cross Respond to Harvey

How to Help the Red Cross Respond to Harvey The American Red Cross of North Texas requested the public's help on Saturday in the form of monetary donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey . Four Longmont Emergency Unit volunteers were also waiting Saturday for approval from the Colorado Department of Emergency Management to head to Texas, according to unit Chief Bryan Flansburg. [Full Article...]

Nifty hovers around 9900-mark; Infosys up 4% as Nilekani returns

Nifty hovers around 9900-mark; Infosys up 4% as Nilekani returns In the Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.28 per cent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.47 per cent in early trade. Market breadth was positive with 1,524 advances against 916 declines. "Meanwhile, geo-political tensions eased after the government reportedly said India and China agreed to disengage at Doklam area", Jasani added. Other big gainers that supported the rally included NTPC,... [Full Article...]

Special bench with Justice Oka on it will hear noise pollution cases

Special bench with Justice Oka on it will hear noise pollution cases Summary: The Chief Justice has now constituted a full bench with Justice Oka, Justice Chagla and Justice Anoop Mohta to hear the petitions. The direction was given after the Maharashtra Government said it was "withdrawing unconditionally" the charges made against Justice Oka, with the court terming the state's move as "frivolous". [Full Article...]

Aadhaar-PAN linking: Follow these steps to get it done!

Aadhaar-PAN linking: Follow these steps to get it done! If you fail to do it, your I-T returns will not be processed. "For the goal of e-filing return, it would be sufficient as of now to quote Aadhaar or acknowledgement No. Visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on "Link Aadhaar " option that is on the left side of the website. After registeration, the person is required to fill in the log in details such as log in id, password and da... [Full Article...]


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