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Syria's Assad gives Eid prayers near seized Islamic State pocket

Syria's Assad gives Eid prayers near seized Islamic State pocket On Wednesday morning, the US-led coalition moved to prevent the convoy from reaching its destination, cratering the road and blowing up a bridge leading to the Islamic State-controlled town of Bukamal on the Syrian border with Iraq, according to a U.S. [Full Article...]

White House: Donald Trump Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims

During a visit to Texas on Tuesday Trump had been unable to visit the flood zone because of hard logistics and security concerns. "American families deserve to know that their government will be there for them when disaster strikes, without question and without hesitation", said Mrs. [Full Article...]

Johnson voices support for May as she vows to press on

Johnson voices support for May as she vows to press on Although PM May has continued to suggest that she is not a quitter and her desire to be in her position longer than most would imagine, Politicians such as George Osborne and former education secretary Nicky Morgan have expressed their doubts and concerns saying that it would be very hard for her to carry on as leader of the party in the next elections. [Full Article...]

Mattis says no rift with Trump on North Korea

Mattis says no rift with Trump on North Korea In Beijing, North Korea's ally China warned that war is not an option in finding a solution to the North's growing nuclear capabilities. But while Abe has not been at odds with Trump publicly, early hopes that the billionaire developer's campaign rhetoric on trade and defence was mostly for show have faded. [Full Article...]

The Rate of Obesity Among Iowans Dips Slightly in 2016

The Rate of Obesity Among Iowans Dips Slightly in 2016 The drop in Kansas' obesity rate is also a break from previous trends - until past year, not one state had seen a decline in its obesity rate for at least a decade. By comparison, during 2012, the rate of adult obesity exceeded 30% in 13 states, while 41 states had rates of at least 25%. There was not, however, a large difference between gender statewide, with 26.7 percent of men and 27.6 percen... [Full Article...]

US Environmental Agency Approves Emergency Fuel Waivers

US Environmental Agency Approves Emergency Fuel Waivers The move is meant to ensure an adequate fuel supply despite disruptions caused by Harvey. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt exercised the waiver in coordination with Energy Secretary Rick Perry. On Tuesday, the EPA waived some fuel requirements in Texas to allow off-road diesel fuel to be used in on-highway vehicles involved in emergency response and disaster recovery. [Full Article...]

Watford sign goalkeeper Karnezis on loan

Watford sign goalkeeper Karnezis on loan Watford have signed goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis on a season-long loan from Udinese and are also set to add defender Molla Wague from the Italian club, according to an ESPN FC source. The 32-year old will compete with Heurelho Gomes for the starting place at Vicarage Road . However, with highly-rated duo Alex Meret and Simone Scuffet on the books, losing Karnezis would not be the end of the... [Full Article...]

Tornado watch until 8 pm; County, city schools cancel afternoon, evening activities

Tornado watch until 8 pm; County, city schools cancel afternoon, evening activities Jason Holmes, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service in Birmingham , said Thursday that a likely tornado caused damaged in the northwest corner of the state. through midnight. The weather service was trying to determine whether damage further south was caused by tornadoes or other strong winds. The Decatur area remains under a tornado watch until 8 p.m., and areas west of I-65 in n... [Full Article...]

Turkey says U.S. indictment against security personnel is biased

Turkey says U.S. indictment against security personnel is biased Speaking after prayers for the Eid al-Adha celebrations on Friday, Erdogan vehemently denied the allegations and said Washington's move is "a complete scandal". Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK ), while the Washington police chief described it as a brutal attack on peaceful protesters. [Full Article...]

Watch the Nostalgic, Video Game-Themed Season One Recap for 'Stranger Things'

Watch the Nostalgic, Video Game-Themed Season One Recap for 'Stranger Things' To fans' delight, the trailer for season two dropped in July at Comic-Con, and "reveals that Upside Down will invade the real world in a grotesque, over-the-top way, not unlike other Eighties classics like Ghostbusters or Close Encounters of the Third Kind ". [Full Article...]

Real-life clowns complain Stephen King's 'It' movie is bad for business

Real-life clowns complain Stephen King's 'It' movie is bad for business The World Clown Association is so concerned about the upcoming It film, they've actually created a guide for clowns called " WCA Stand on Scary Clowns! ". The kit recommends that children not be exposed to horror films at a young age and reminds members that clowning is an art. Let's face it. Because people remember Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown, and they remember the look that Pennywise ha... [Full Article...]

On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha REUTERS/B MathurMuslims perform Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi October 27, 2012. Muslims gather at the Agro field in Davao City to celebrate Eid'l Adha . Let there be peace and tranquility in the soul. It is different from Eid al-Fitr - which is the festival that comes immediately after Ramadan What is Eid al-Adha? "Nowadays, the Muslim community p... [Full Article...]

Dehradun techie Rajesh Gulati held guilty in wife murder case

Dehradun techie Rajesh Gulati held guilty in wife murder case Additional District and Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar on Thursday found him guilty under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (hiding evidence) of the IPC in the seven-year-old case which had shaken the nation. It was only when Anupama's brother Sujan got suspicious of Rajesh, he filed a complaint with the police. To prevent her from filing a complaint of domestic violence against him, Gulati stuffed her no... [Full Article...]

Oil prices fall 1.5 percent as storm shutters more refineries

Oil prices fall 1.5 percent as storm shutters more refineries Oil prices have fallen marginally, while gasoline prices have risen to their highest since mid-2015 due to extensive flooding following storm Harvey that forced a quarter of refineries in the U.S. McMonigle predicted the Energy Department will take more steps because refinery recoveries are likely to be slow. Multiple companies have chose to shut their refineries or reduce the output by half due... [Full Article...]

Harvey's impact at the gas pump

Harvey's impact at the gas pump Sustained price increases are not anticipated after the refineries return to operation, she said. The national average according to AAA fuel calculator is about $2.44 a gallon for regular gas . "As the amount of rain continues to add up, there's more and more risk that there could be water damage, especially to storage facilities and underground pipelines", said Patrick DeHaan, senior pet... [Full Article...]

After North Korea missile, Britain and Japan agree closer security ties

After North Korea missile, Britain and Japan agree closer security ties B-1B overflights of the peninsula from Guam, a United States territory in the Pacific, infuriate the North, which cited them when it announced a plan to fire a salvo of missiles towards the island. "Striking enemy bases after an attack to stop subsequent launches would seem like a natural thing to do, but that would be hard for people in Japan to accept under the current constitution", an LDP la... [Full Article...]

Mackinac Bridge walk: What you need to know

Mackinac Bridge walk: What you need to know There will be portable bathrooms, water and snack stations and mechanics set up along both sides of the bridge during the closure. Michigan State Police (MSP) will have additional troopers in the area during the bridge walk to regulate traffic, and MDOT is providing traffic control equipment. [Full Article...]

Theresa May calls on China to act over North Korea missile launches

The US ambassador, Nikki Haley, said: "It is time for North Korea to recognise the danger they are putting themselves in". Officials said the exercise shows that the South can wipe out the North Korean leadership in the event of an attack by the North. [Full Article...]

Al Qaeda Kashmir head slams Pakistan for betraying Kashmir 'jehad', warns India

Al Qaeda Kashmir head slams Pakistan for betraying Kashmir 'jehad', warns India Musa claimed that Pakistan had joined hands with India to prevent mujahideen from pursuing "jihad" in Kashmir. A dreaded militant in Kashmir also lashed out at Pakistan army and government for betraying Kashmir's jihadi movement by supporting the USA in its war against "mujahideen". [Full Article...]

Harvey victim died trying to feed sister's cat

Harvey victim died trying to feed sister's cat A police officer lays down a safety flare while blocking the road leading to the Arkema SA plant which was hit by floods caused Tropical Storm Harvey near Crosby, Texas on August 31, 2017. A departing, a death, one more death from an already deadly storm. 'Be aware of your situations, look around see if there's electricity on. "It should have never been on, it should have been turned off", A... [Full Article...]


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