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United Nations chief tours Gaza frontier, visits Hamas terror tunnel

United Nations chief tours Gaza frontier, visits Hamas terror tunnel Israel says the blockade is created to prevent Hamas from staging terrorist attacks in Israel. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has taken a helicopter tour of the Israel-Gaza border, viewing the volatile front from the air before visiting the isolated territory. [Full Article...]

Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) Stock Spikes Then Falls on Q2 Earnings

Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) Stock Spikes Then Falls on Q2 Earnings Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 36,670 shares of the textile maker's stock worth $359,000 after buying an additional 161 shares during the last quarter. The firm had revenue of $112.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $111.72 million. Vera Bradley has a 52 week low of $7.70 and a 52 week high of $17.20. [Full Article...]

Iraq says retakes Tal Afar and rest of Nineveh province from IS

Iraq says retakes Tal Afar and rest of Nineveh province from IS Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, congratulated the Iraqi security forces on a "swift and decisive victory" in Tal Afar. "Wherever you are we will come to liberate, and you have to choose only death or surrender", he concluded. According to the Iraqi forces, the jihadists are putting up a tough fight in a battle that was described by some soldie... [Full Article...]

'Something Serious Has To Happen': Nikki Haley On North Korea Missile

As for Trump's "extortion" claim, he could be referring to food aid provided by the USA and others in the past when North Korea has temporarily halted nuclear development. North Korea had threatened earlier this month to launch missiles over Japan toward Guam, which prompted warnings of retaliation from U.S. military officials. [Full Article...]

Benazir Bhutto assassination case: Pakistan court declares Pervez Musharraf absconder

Benazir Bhutto assassination case: Pakistan court declares Pervez Musharraf absconder The verdicts are the first to be issued in the case, and come almost 10 years after her death. The court declared Musharraf a proclaimed offender in the case and also ordered the authorities to seize all of Musharraf's assets. He also claimed that there is no solid evidence against his clients. The FIA prosecutor argued that if there were discrepancies regarding the dates of the arrests of the... [Full Article...]

Lives Claimed By Hurricane Harvey In Houston

Lives Claimed By Hurricane Harvey In Houston Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo stated tearfully, "We could not put more officers at risk for what we knew in our hearts would be a recovery mission". Officials say 30,000 people are expected to be housed in emergency shelters as the flooding is expected to worsen in the coming days. Acevedo said he spoke with Perez's wife, who said she asked him not to go in, but understood that her husband... [Full Article...]

Two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca Similarly, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that a total of 865, 800 pilgrims had visited Madinah before the Hajj to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and pray in His mosque. "I still have to finish the tawaf!" said a breathless Nour, 30, from Saudi Arabia as she rushed past without stopping. Thousands of people from other countries also perished. [Full Article...]

Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets?

Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets? On Monday, CNN reporter Ed Lavandera posted a photo of two dogs who were left behind in a boat in a flooded neighbourhood just outside of Houston . These protocols are in place to ensure there is not chaos created by outside groups coming in, and to ensure the assistance available is sent to where it is needed most. [Full Article...]

Chinese tourist faces court over botched surgery at Sydney beauty salon

Chinese tourist faces court over botched surgery at Sydney beauty salon As a result of those inquires a 33-year-old woman has now been charged with reckless grievous bodily harm and use poison ect so as to endanger life. She was refused bail and will appear in Central Local Court today. The police prosecutor said the woman had admitted to administering local anaesthetic and breast fillers. Ms Shao's LegalAid lawyer told the court she completed a Canton Medical Uni... [Full Article...]

Can Ohio State, Indiana hit the over? 8/30/17

Can Ohio State, Indiana hit the over? 8/30/17 But the Hoosiers have covered the spread six straight times against the Buckeyes , and plenty of trends point to them keeping the game within 20 points to do so again. The Hoosiers were 9-4 with the under, posting just 25.7 points per game while giving up 27.2 per contest. On Thursday, numerous players and staff members who helped the Hoosiers end a 25-year drought without consecutive pos... [Full Article...]

IPhones, weaves, whiskey: How 'millionaire' student spent R818,000 in 73 days

IPhones, weaves, whiskey: How 'millionaire' student spent R818,000 in 73 days In a 73-day spree from June 1, when the money landed in her account, to August 13, she spent an average of R11000 day. Almost three months had passed since the error and the spokeswoman said they discovered it after it was reported by another student. [Full Article...]

British PM May arrives in Japan for talks with Abe

British PM May arrives in Japan for talks with Abe The British prime minister's first visit since she took office in July a year ago comes a day after North Korea launched a ballistic missile that traveled over Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and dropped into the Pacific Ocean. "This means intolerance toward new provocations from Pyongyang, but also toward a military escalation by the USA and its allies in the region", the deputy foreign m... [Full Article...]

Over Half Of Voters Think Trump Is 'Tearing The Country Apart'

Over Half Of Voters Think Trump Is 'Tearing The Country Apart' The survey finds an additional 18 percent of Americans say they agree with him on many issues, while 21 percent say they agree with him on some issues. It's no secret that President Donald Trump has some loud critics. The same poll puts popular support for Ryan's leadership 38 percent among all voters and at 62 percent among Republicans, of whom only 19 percent strongly support the Speaker. [Full Article...]

Rain moves in through Friday as Harvey pulls north

Rain moves in through Friday as Harvey pulls north Expect widespread rain by late Thursday , with storms possible as well. Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall early this morning in Cameron Parish. - the closest point it's expected to be to southwest Mississippi - as a tropical depression early Thursday morning before moving across the Mississippi Delta and breaking apart. [Full Article...]

Bombay Hospital doctor's body found near Worli seashore

Bombay Hospital doctor's body found near Worli seashore As per a PTI report, a senior police official told the media that 58-year-old Amrapurkar had left for home by his vehicle but due to water logging on the road he asked his driver to drop him near the Elphinstone Road station and started walking towards his residence. [Full Article...]

6 family members found dead in van amid Houston flood

6 family members found dead in van amid Houston flood The white vehicle was located with six bodies inside, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a press conference Wednesday . "They were driving, and he said as soon as he got over the bridge and started making that turn, the current just lifted up the van and started pointing it towards, you know, into the water", Virginia Saldivar, Ric Saldivar's wife, said in a separate interview. [Full Article...]

Three dead as five-storeyed building collapses, several fear trapped

Three dead as five-storeyed building collapses, several fear trapped Meanwhile, a police team, a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the fire brigade and ambulances have been rushed to the spot. "Residents of two to three adjacant buildings have been vacated", said MFB's chief fire officer Prabhat Rahangdale. [Full Article...]

Mueller working with NY attorney general in Manafort investigation

Mueller working with NY attorney general in Manafort investigation Mueller's team and Schneiderman have reportedly been in contact in recent weeks, and have gathered evidence on potential money laundering among other possible financial crimes, according to the report. NBC News reported the search "is tied to the intense investigation" into Manafort's "business dealings and financial relationships both in the USA and overseas". [Full Article...]

Dozens of Rohingyas arrested after protest against Myanmar embassy

Dozens of Rohingyas arrested after protest against Myanmar embassy Rescuers retrieved 17 bodies from the river on Thursday while four others were recovered on Wednesday after three boats overturned in the waters while the Rohingya were trying to cross into Bangladesh. On Wednesday, the bodies of two Rohingya women and two children washed up in Bangladesh after their boat capsized. Though Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) remains active against trespassing, more tha... [Full Article...]

Building collapse traps people in Mumbai

Building collapse traps people in Mumbai Eight or nine families were believed to have been living in the building , the official said. Dozens are feared trapped under the rubble. The disaster management cell of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) received a call about the collapse at 8.40 am. [Full Article...]


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