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Australia thrash Board President's XI in warm-up game

Australia thrash Board President's XI in warm-up game Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi is expected to open the innings for the Board Presidents XI . Marcus Stoinis and Mathew Wade are at the crease. Australia have a wonderful squad, with plenty of experienced players like David Warner , James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell. [Full Article...]

Sweden starts largest military drill in over 20 years

Sweden starts largest military drill in over 20 years Russia's Defence Ministry on Saturday criticized German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, saying it was bewildered by her assertion that Moscow planned to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO's eastern flank this month. NATO's secretary-general on Sunday called on Russian Federation to "be fully transparent" amid major military manoeuvres planned near the Polish border later thi... [Full Article...]

Myanmar crisis textbook example of ethnic cleansing

Myanmar crisis textbook example of ethnic cleansing Bangladesh High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali met Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on Saturday and apprised him of the problems caused due to Rohingya Muslims amid a rising exodus from Myanmar's Rakhine State. Myanmar's security forces have always been attacking Rohingyas and torching their villages since October 2016, in a bid to push them out of the western state of Rakhine... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 2 as it nears Mexico

It's unclear if the United States will see any impact from the storm. The country was also hit by a hurricane that made landfall along the Gulf coast late Friday. While forecasting errors increase as they go forward in time, everyone up the Atlantic coastline should monitor Irma and its path. The last time there were three active in the Atlantic was seven years ago, according to a twitter p... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Katia weakens into tropical storm

Hurricane Katia weakens into tropical storm Eustatius, according to the hurricane center. The average season only produces about three major hurricanes, which are a category 3 or higher. But it may be a concern for the Leeward islands , who have already suffered the brunt of Hurricane Irma . [Full Article...]

Panama verdict: SC admits Sharif family plea for larger bench

Panama verdict: SC admits Sharif family plea for larger bench A three-member bench will hear the petitions filed by former PM Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz against the July 28 verdict announced by a five member bench of the court. The petition had contended that the Constitution did not confer upon the apex court the jurisdiction to superintend or oversee proceedings of the subordinate judiciary, adding that the only provision th... [Full Article...]

US Proposes Military Ties With Myanmar Amid Rohingya Crisis

US Proposes Military Ties With Myanmar Amid Rohingya Crisis The United States is in the process of drafting a new defense military bill meant to expand its military cooperation with Myanmar , the Associated Press reported. On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene. [Full Article...]

Hurricanes dent oil output as Saudi Arabia cuts supplies

The price for Brent crude oil is, at about $53.50 per barrel early Monday, about $6 per barrel higher than this time last year, but still about $40 less than it was three years ago. Speculators anticipate shortages of road fuels and heating oil since many USA refineries are still offline or operating at reduced rates after extensive flooding. [Full Article...]

Reserve Bank accuses Mkhwebane of conspiring with the Presidency and state security

Reserve Bank accuses Mkhwebane of conspiring with the Presidency and state security Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will file court papers to "set the record straight" in response to an affidavit submitted by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Monday which alleges Mkhwebane plotted with the presidency and the State Security Agency (SSA) to change the constitutional mandate of the bank. [Full Article...]

Protests and Police Conflict Expected at THAAD Deployment

Protests and Police Conflict Expected at THAAD Deployment Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of arms tests , the latest on Sunday being a detonation of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the U.S. In a previous statement this week, Macron called on the European Union to tighten the sanctions against North Korea, in addition to the U.N. Security Council's response. [Full Article...]

Based Keyboardist Karan Joseph Passes Away At 29

Based Keyboardist Karan Joseph Passes Away At 29 In Mumbai , Karan was staying at his friend, Rishi Shah's house, the same building from where he allegedly jumped. A female friend, too, was present at the time of the incident. No suicide note has been recovered so far. He then went to window and suddenly jumped off from it. Karan's cell phone has been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for examining the messages and calls made by him. [Full Article...]

Putin: North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein

Amid statements from USA officials warning of a "massive military response" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States, the Russian President reiterated that North Korean issues should be resolved in a peaceful way. A convoy of United States military trucks carrying four launchers for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system made their way through an activists' blockade... [Full Article...]

FA to increase World Cup cyber security over hacking concerns

FA to increase World Cup cyber security over hacking concerns Senior officials at the FA have written a letter to the sport's governing body, Fifa, to request assurances about the tournament's plans to keep data safe. "We know England World Cup campaigns are typically agonisingly short but we urge the management to plan for going all the way to Moscow". The documents claim 160 footballers failed drugs tests in 2015, including some in the United Kingdom, with... [Full Article...]

United Nations to vote on new North Korea sanctions on Monday afternoon: Diplomats

United Nations to vote on new North Korea sanctions on Monday afternoon: Diplomats And today the Security Council is saying that if the North Korean regime does not halt its nuclear program, we will act to stop it ourselves. The final text only lists one of those officials. The Aug. 5 resolution aimed to slash by a third Pyongyang's $3 billion annual export revenue by banning coal, iron, lead and seafood. Guterres welcomed the council's "firm action" to send a clear message to... [Full Article...]

United Nations to vote on watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told reporters who questioned the watering down of the initial US text that "there is a significant prize in keeping the whole of the Security Council united and I very much hope that all my council colleagues will vote in favor of the revised draft". [Full Article...]

Seoul stocks open higher on tech gains

Seoul stocks open higher on tech gains Her forecasts are in line with the government's, and higher than what the International Monetary Fund projected in April for South Korea. "The Korean economy has enough financial resources and has to cope with mid- to long-term tasks by utilizing the resources", Lagarde said. [Full Article...]

SC set to hear plea against Nitish on Monday

SC set to hear plea against Nitish on Monday Singh, considered close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who is also Janata Dal-United President, said his party has no problem if the Election Commission holds Bihar assembly polls in 2019. Nitish said that he has always followed the rule book all throughout his political career and he has not done anything wrong. Earlier on August 26, the CBI had registered a FIR against Bhagalpur based NGO, S... [Full Article...]

Peru expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear test blast

The website has carried videos that threatened the United States, including one suggesting that North Korea would launch a number of its new mid-range missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. The two countries have a reputation for dragging their feet on issues raised by Washington. The measures also clamp down on joint ventures, which could stifle the North's abil... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, unsafe storm surges feared

Forecasters with the Florida Public Emergency Network say the Irma is now moving north to the Fort Myers area, with the strongest winds now east of Fort Myers in the area of 80-100 miles per hour. "I think we're really well coordinated, as well as you can possibly be". Miami also saw its share of heavy rainfall near 12 inches and storm surge 2-4 ft above normal tides causing numerous roa... [Full Article...]

Power Out For More Than 60 Percent Of Florida Homes And Businesses

Power Out For More Than 60 Percent Of Florida Homes And Businesses Maximum sustained winds had decreased to 70 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour) as of 8:00 am (1200 GMT). EVACUEES URGED TO STAY PUT he storm claimed its first known USA fatality over the weekend in the Keys - a man found dead in a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree in high winds. [Full Article...]


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