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After Muslims, Hindus flee persecution in Myanmar

After Muslims, Hindus flee persecution in Myanmar Erdogan expressed concern over the prevailing situation in the Rakhine State of Myanmar and "ongoing repression and enforcement of excessive power" on Rohingya community. He also noted with appreciation the efforts of Bangladeshi authorities to meet the "dire needs" of those crossing the border. The Bangladesh president underscored the need for ensuring the protection of general people of M... [Full Article...]

Trump kicks off lobbying effort for tax overhaul

Trump kicks off lobbying effort for tax overhaul The goal is a plan that reduces tax rates as much as possible, allows unprecedented capital expensing, places a priority on permanence, and creates a system that encourages American companies to bring back jobs and profits trapped overseas. [Full Article...]

Mumbai floods: Missing doctor Amarapurkar's body found near Worli

Mumbai floods: Missing doctor Amarapurkar's body found near Worli After 36 hours of relentless searching, police were able to trace the body of renowned Bombay Hospital gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar. The drain ends at Worli and opens into the sea, where his body was found on Thursday morning. Late on Tuesday, witnesses said they had seen him walking on the flooded roads after his auto stalled and suddenly falling into the open manhole near Senapati Bap... [Full Article...]

Tennessee sends 91 rescue workers to help in Texas hurricane

Tennessee sends 91 rescue workers to help in Texas hurricane Colorado animal groups are taking action and heading to Texas to help frightened, hungry animals separated from their families. The 14-member team is "healthy, safe and anxious to get to work", Ryan said, and is awaiting assignments. "The requests for assistance far exceed the local capabilities, and eventually, their first responders need to go home too", Ryan said. A Longmont-based animal se... [Full Article...]

Trump Plans to Donates $1M to Harvey Victims

Trump Plans to Donates $1M to Harvey Victims President Trump and first lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One after arriving in Corpus Christi, Texas, earlier this week. In January of 2016, then-candidate Trump pledged to give $1 million to veterans charities, but it wasn't until reporters pressed him months later that most of the money was doled out. [Full Article...]

Trump repeats claim Mexico will pay for wall

Trump repeats claim Mexico will pay for wall The president did not elaborate on how Mexico would cover the cost. "The best way to get some sense of the impact of his comments is to look at the markets", said Tony Garza, an attorney with White & Case LLP in Mexico City who served as the US ambassador to Mexico under George W. [Full Article...]

Iran is adhering to nuclear deal limits, United Nations says, despite Trump claim

Iran is adhering to nuclear deal limits, United Nations says, despite Trump claim According to the report, Iran's stock of low-enriched uranium did not exceed the agreed limit of 300 kilograms while its stock of heavy water remained below the ceiling of 130 tonnes after the country exported 19.1 tonnes. The latest findings come a little more than a month after the Trump administration certified Iran's compliance with the deal. Bolton said the highest immediate priority must... [Full Article...]

San Francisco Audience Boos Dianne Feinstein For Defending Trump

San Francisco Audience Boos Dianne Feinstein For Defending Trump Ellen Tauscher at the city's sold-out Herbst Theater Tuesday night. "And if he does, he can be a good president", she added. "I'm working to protect the progress we've made and find a way to get things done for Californians during a period of total Republican control of Washington", the California Democrat said. [Full Article...]

Springsteen on Broadway Extends Run at Walter Kerr Theatre

Springsteen on Broadway Extends Run at Walter Kerr Theatre The show will take place in a 975-seat venue, making for both a uniquely intimate performance with the legend and an nearly impossible chance at scoring tickets. Registering again or a couple of times does not increase your chances to receive an offer code. The five-day-a-week show, set for the 960-seat Walter Kerr Theatre , will include both song performances and readings from his memoir, " Bo... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation foreign minister in Gulf for Qatar crisis talks

Russian Federation foreign minister in Gulf for Qatar crisis talks Russia, which voiced readiness to contribute to resolution of the confrontation, is trying to maintain a delicate balance as it has close ties with Qatar and is cooperating with Saudi Arabia to stabilize oil markets and resolve the Syrian issue. [Full Article...]

Benazir Bhutto assassination case: Pakistan court declares Pervez Musharraf absconder

Benazir Bhutto assassination case: Pakistan court declares Pervez Musharraf absconder Mrs. Bhutto, 53, was killed on December 27, 2007 when a gunman and a suicide bomber attacked her entourage at an election rally in Liaquat National Bagh, a park in Rawalpindi . Following Bhutto's death, her widower, Asif Ali Zardari, was sworn in as President in 2008 and served until 2013. He has further argued that Bhutto's own security failed her and those who encouraged her to return to P... [Full Article...]

US GDP would take a hit from DACA deportations, report finds

US GDP would take a hit from DACA deportations, report finds But attorneys general in Texas and nine other conservative states have threatened legal action if the Trump administration doesn't rescind DACA by Tuesday. Self-funded through application fees, the DACA program contributes to the nation's economy through an 87-percent employment rate among its recipients, contributing an average of 15.3 percent of their wages to taxes. [Full Article...]

Harvey Breaks Continental US Record For Rainfall

Harvey Breaks Continental US Record For Rainfall The most rain that Richmond has ever observed in a week was 13.3 inches in August 1955, the result of back-to-back hurricanes Connie and Diane. In addition to the rain, the weather service says a few thunderstorms are possible, but meteorologists say they are not very confident yet on when/where those storms could be favored. [Full Article...]

France unveils labor reforms in first step to re-shaping economy

France unveils labor reforms in first step to re-shaping economy We have entered into a dialogue in a loyal fashion, while making propositions.... "A dictatorship is trying to survive at an unprecedented humanitarian cost, even though the resources of the country remain significant", Macron said of Maduro's government in his first major foreign policy speech yesterday. [Full Article...]

Texans refuse to leave pets behind as they flee Harvey flooding

Texans refuse to leave pets behind as they flee Harvey flooding The Twin Cities AHS, the largest shelter in the Upper Midwest, placed 19,266 companion animals in new homes in fiscal 2016. "When we transport animals in like this during disaster relief it definitely, 100 percent helps", she said. They climbed into the attic with their pets to escape four feet of water in their house. Houston SPCA is the lead agency coordinating the rescue efforts, if you'r... [Full Article...]

Duterte' Eid'l Adha message: 'Let's become catalysts of unity, harmony'

Duterte' Eid'l Adha message: 'Let's become catalysts of unity, harmony' National Commission on Muslim Filipino Commissioner Sheikh Adbulhadi Daguit, who chairs the Philippine Hajj 2017 overall operation, said there are some 6,000 Filipino pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia performing the Hajj. Eid Al-Adha is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all over the world to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son for God. [Full Article...]

Hurrican Irma strengthens into a Category 3 hurricane

Hurrican Irma strengthens into a Category 3 hurricane Irma is forecast to to roar into an "extremely dangerous" major hurricane over the next several days. Irma is expected to continue moving west until the start of next week, at which point it should be forced in a more southwestern direction. [Full Article...]

Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives

Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives The child was holding onto her mother. Two police officers and fire rescue officers used a rubber boat to reach the pair and managed to drag them onto the boat. According to Riley, it was clear that the toddler survived because her mother prioritized her child's safety over hers. 'The baby also had a backpack that was helping her float on her back and she was holding on to her mom, ' she adde... [Full Article...]

China Remains Patrolling Dong Lang After Withdrawal of Indian Troops

China Remains Patrolling Dong Lang After Withdrawal of Indian Troops Indian and Chinese troops had been confronting each other at the Doklam plateau near the borders of India, its ally Bhutan and China in the most serious and prolonged standoff in decades. "Peace and stability along the China-India border concerns regional peace and stability and accords with the common interests of people on both sides of the border", a statement quoted Wu as saying. [Full Article...]

3 officers shot near Sacramento County motel; 3 people detained

3 officers shot near Sacramento County motel; 3 people detained The gunmen later fled the scene in a separate auto, but the auto chase ended after the gunman crashed the vehicle. The suspected shooter was shot by law enforcement, the sheriff's spokesman confirmed. Three law enforcement officers were shot in Sacramento on Wednesday, according to a law enforcement source who asked not to be identified. Due to the closure of El Camino Avenue as part of the in... [Full Article...]


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