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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists Indian flag in Melbourne

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists Indian flag in Melbourne The celebrations at the festival aren't over just yet and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will continue to run until the 22nd August. The award for the Best Indie Film went to Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha . She said, "I'm so humbled and filed with gratitude to be given this award". Expressing his happiness to receive an award, Sushant said,"Thank you so, so much"... [Full Article...]

White Helmets rescuers shot dead in Syria gun attack

White Helmets rescuers shot dead in Syria gun attack The radicals have lost swathes of Syrian territory to separate campaigns being waged by government forces backed by Russian Federation and Iran, and by the US-backed Syrian Democratic (SDF) Forces, which is dominated by the Kurdish YPG militia. [Full Article...]

FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume

Two Sigma Investments LP increased its stake in shares of FS Investment Corporation by 65.5% in the fourth quarter. The Nomura Holdings Inc holds 1.17M shares with $12.01M value, down from 1.21M last quarter. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.22 and lower end at 0.18 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.22. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 16.2 percent... [Full Article...]

Biggest Threat to Trump's Agenda Comes from Fellow Republicans

Biggest Threat to Trump's Agenda Comes from Fellow Republicans For the second time in as many days, the president scolded the Senate leader on Twitter Thursday for failing to produce either a full repeal - or replacement - of the former president's disastrous signature health care legislation. "While Congress is dithering about keeping its promise to repeal [Obamacare] President Trump is keeping his promises with rapid-fire speed". And around two-... [Full Article...]

China slams US Navy's new 'provocation' in South China Sea

China slams US Navy's new 'provocation' in South China Sea McCain on Thursday entered the waters near Mishchief Reef in the Spratly Islands to carry out freedom of navigation operations in the area, reports Efe news. "They happen off the coast of Canada" and "in the waters off shore of our major allies, friends, partners all around the world", she said. China's "nine-dash line" - its claimed territorial waters that extend hundreds of miles to the sout... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against cigarette tax

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against cigarette tax The bill also did not gain 75 percent of the vote, rendering it unconstitutional . The state's high court heard oral arguments this week on three challenges to late revenue bills passed by the Legislature last session. "None of this is to say that the Legislature can not choose this particular sort of regulatory tool - a "sin tax" - to further its goal of reducing smoking", the opinion reads. [Full Article...]

An alarming North Korea report and an explosive exchange

Still, that first generation managed to avoid nuclear conflict from the end of World War II to the present day, despite the proliferation of nuclear weapon and occurrence of many awful armed conflicts. Strategic Command, that can lead to false intellectual complacency ( e.g., " Mutually Assured Destruction "). It threatened retaliation for new sanctions "thousands of times" over. [Full Article...]

Trump warns U.S. 'locked and loaded' as North readies missiles

Trump warns U.S. 'locked and loaded' as North readies missiles The centerpiece of the United Nations sanctions is a ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood products - and a ban on all countries importing those products, estimated to be worth over $1 billion a year in hard currency. Calling the two countries "close neighbors", Wang told Ri to look at the latest UNSC resolution "in a coolheaded manner" and warned against additional missile... [Full Article...]

Heavy monsoon rains expected in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh on Aug 12

Heavy monsoon rains expected in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh on Aug 12 Brahmaputra and its tributaries are also reported to be flowing above the danger level at several places. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visits inmates at Dinjoy Hazarimal Higher Secondary School flood relief camp at Dibrugarh for taking stock of the arrangements for inmates on Saturday. [Full Article...]

South Korea needs own nukes: Korean media

Trump's tough talk has contributed to an increase in animosity that is pushing the sides closer to armed conflict, said Cheng Xiaohe of the School of International Studies at Beijing's Renmin University. The fact sheet noted that if North Korea delivers its promise to fire a quartet of ballistic missiles at Guam , emergency response personnel would provide information to "take shelter, go to a sp... [Full Article...]

Bomb blast kills 15 in southwestern Pakistan

Bomb blast kills 15 in southwestern Pakistan The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa condemned the terrorist attack and said that such terror-inducing attacks can not shatter our hopes. The blast was so loud that it was heard in far off areas and caused a huge fire in which some vehicles and auto rickshaws were also damaged. However, According to several television channels, around 17 dead bodies were brought to the hospit... [Full Article...]

NCP, Congress rift may be temporary

NCP, Congress rift may be temporary Suggesting that the opposition parties had to build an "alternative narrative" to counter PM Narendra Modi and BJP , Yechury said, "This could be done through effective strategy and by taking up pro-people issues such as agrarian crisis". [Full Article...]

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian village

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian village Meanwhile, clashes erupted in Trichal village of southern Pulwama district on Saturday after the security forces arrived there to launch a cordon-and-search operation against the militants reportedly hiding in the village. "The militants opened fire on the search party, triggering the encounter which is underway", the sources said. Locals tried to hamper the counter-insurgency operation but police... [Full Article...]

Bills trade former ACC standouts Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby

Bills trade former ACC standouts Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby It was one of those tweets involving a big enough name (and not quite enough information) that make you look for the little blue check multiple times . Earlier this week we ranked the top quarterbacks for fantasy football in 2017 . So let's talk about Watkins and Matthews. He finished just 18 yards receiving shy of the 1,000-yard mark as a rookie, then followed it up with 1,047 yards and nine ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday

Donald Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to look into whether his office should open an investigation into China's trade policies and whether they abide by the U.S. "It needs to make clear its stance to all sides and make them understand that when their actions jeopardize China's interests, China will respond with a firm hand". [Full Article...]

Lakers Rumors: Lonzo Ball could have been a New York Knick

Lakers Rumors: Lonzo Ball could have been a New York Knick Still, the organization had less than a fifty percent chance to keep their pick. This had led many, including the top NBA analysts, to speculate that Lonzo Ball will bag the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year. Ball wore the shoes in his NBA Summer League debut but wore Nike, Adidas and Under Armour shoes in later games. In hindsight, this deal may have been ideal for the Boston Celtics. [Full Article...]

Japan Mulls Adding Extra PAC-3 Interceptors to Stop Guam-Bound Missiles

The plan unveiled by Pyongyang detailed the launch of four medium-long range Hwasong-12 rockets that will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures at a distance of 3,356.7 kms for 1,065 seconds (nearly 18 minutes) before hitting the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam. [Full Article...]

Trump warns North Korea that U.S. is `locked and loaded´

Trump warns North Korea that U.S. is `locked and loaded´ Calling it "the responsibility of all", Macron called on the worldwide community to "act in a concerted, firm and effective manner, as it has just done in the (U.N.) Security Council, to bring North Korea back to the path of dialogue". The man behind the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" may not see eye-to-eye with Mr. Trump on environmental issues, but he told Newsweek for an... [Full Article...]

Danish submarine owner arrested over journalist's death

Danish submarine owner arrested over journalist's death The owner of an amateur-built submarine was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday after his vessel sank off Denmark's coast and a journalist who had joined him for a short voyage was reported missing. Local broadcaster TV2 aired footage of Madsen getting off the private boat and giving a thumbs-up sign, but the journalist was nowhere to be seen. Her family says the 30-year-old Sweden-born jo... [Full Article...]

North Korea's lifeline: FL Congressman aims at China

North Korea's lifeline: FL Congressman aims at China Over the decades, several key moments convinced Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un a nuclear North Korea was their best chance to survive. "That was one of those I-wish-I'd-not-said", Ellison said. Ellison warned Trump's rhetoric could spur Kim to take action first and called for someone to bring "calm to the situation, not spiking it". A panel co-hosted by the American Civil Liberties U... [Full Article...]


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