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Global PM Modi to interact with 'agents of change'
Author: 0 PM Modi to interact with 'agents of change'

He added that his government is committed to restoring "the lost glory" of Kashmir and its status as "heaven on earth". Only a handful of separatists, he said, were resorting to "various tactics" to create problems in the state. According to industry data, close to 95 per cent of start-ups are unsuccessful ventures and wind down within two years and very hard to sustain. Modi said there would be a New India by 2022, when it marks 75 years of independence.

Global China nixes military option for North Korea
Author: 0 China nixes military option for North Korea

China's Commerce Ministry on Monday issued an order banning imports of coal, iron-ore, lead-concentrates and ore, lead and sea-food from North Korea, effective from Tuesday, as Beijing moved to implement United Nations sanctions announced earlier this month.

Author: 0 Rex Tillerson: US is 'prepared militarily' for North Korea

Fang Fenghui of the Chinese People's Liberation Army signed the deal at the Chinese military headquarters in Beijing at the outset of a three-day visit by Dunford. This month, China agreed to the toughest United Nations Security Council sanctions to date against the DPRK. Dunford arrived in China on Monday after visiting South Korea on Sunday.

Global Friday's First Warning Forecast: Triple digit heat, late-day showers and storms
Author: 0 Friday's First Warning Forecast: Triple digit heat, late-day showers and storms

Skies are expected to stay mostly sunny to partly cloudy at times, with winds staying out of the south around 5 to 15 miles per hour. We should see clear to partly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 80s. Today in the Omaha area, there is chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., with skies becoming gradually sunny. On Saturday , the fair's final day, there is a 40 percent chance of rain.

Author: 0 Trump Disbands CEO Councils Right After They Quit

So after learning about this latest loss of confidence by his former strategic and policy forum , Trump tried to put a more favorable spin on the defections. He tweeted that the Merck CEO "will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" Grandstanders should not have gone on. But by Wednesday afternoon, Trump had made a stunning about-face.

Global Distributors and exhibitors want Shah Rukh Khan to refund money post Jab Harry Met Sejal's debacle at box office?
Author: 0 Distributors and exhibitors want Shah Rukh Khan to refund money post Jab Harry Met Sejal's debacle at box office?

Just like Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif's love life, their movie " Jagga Jasoos " also crashed but on the box office. According The Times of India , Jab Harry Met Sejal has so far made Rs 60.38 crore in India alone. NH Studioz, which now finds itself in the middle of bad losses, has reportedly conveyed its message to Shah Rukh, who had made a fair amount from the pre-sale of the Imtiaz Ali directorial.

Global Trump takes a swipe at CNN's Jim Acosta after Charlottesville press briefing
Author: 0 Trump takes a swipe at CNN's Jim Acosta after Charlottesville press briefing

He continued, "You could go to just about any history professor at any college in America, you could go to any history teacher at any high school in America, and they will tell you the reason why these Confederate statues are coming down across the country, Wolf -, and remember, Nikki Haley took down the - his UN Ambassador took down the Confederate flag at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina".

Global Women's education activist Malala Yousafzai is heading to Oxford
Author: 0 Women's education activist Malala Yousafzai is heading to Oxford

The New York Times reported that Malala received a conditional offer from Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall, contingent on results of her exams. Thousands of students up and down the country have been opening their A-level results this morning to find out whether they will be heading to their university of choice.

Global North Korea Is Approaching 'Red Line', Moon Says
Author: 0 North Korea Is Approaching 'Red Line', Moon Says

The United States reaffirmed that the military option remained on the table. Pyongyang had threatened to fire four ballistic missiles toward the waters off the U.S. "If North Korea completes development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and weaponizes it with nuclear warheads, I will consider that a red line", Moon said.

Global Maryland Hauls Away Statue of US Justice Who Upheld Slavery
Author: 0 Maryland Hauls Away Statue of US Justice Who Upheld Slavery

However, the deadly attack in Charlottesville at a counter-protest to a white nationalist rally has pushed lawmakers in the state to again consider whether the Taney statue should remain prominently displayed on public land. "The Senate president still believes that the State House Trust should have an open and public discussion, both about the removal of the statue as well as where the statue will go, what will go into its place and logistical issues, including how the statue is to be removed".

Global Economist Cover Shows Trump Speaking Through KKK Hood
Author: 0 Economist Cover Shows Trump Speaking Through KKK Hood

In an editorial, the Economist said Trump is "politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office". The editorial, which carries a picture of Trump shouting into a megaphone shaped like a KKK hood, says that while Trump is not a white supremacist, "his unsteady response contains a bad message for Americans".

Global Severe thunderstorm watch issued for area until 10 pm
Author: 0 Severe thunderstorm watch issued for area until 10 pm

High: Mid-upper 70s. Expect lots of sunshine, increasing humidity levels with heat indices ranging as high as 95°. For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page. Scattered thunderstorms return starting late Wednesday night . Some of the stronger storms will produce wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour possibly knocking down smaller trees and some power lines.

Global Rohrabacher wants to brief Trump on Assange meeting
Author: 0 Rohrabacher wants to brief Trump on Assange meeting

Rohrabacher spokesman Ken Grubbs said the congressman alerted the White House about his planned trip to visit Assange. "He hoped that Wikileaks - an award winning journalistic operation - might be granted a seat in the White House press corps", he stated.

Global Teen married off to Omani, mother approaches police
Author: 0 Teen married off to Omani, mother approaches police

Her mother Syeeda Unnisa has lodged a police complaint in which she accused her sister in-law Ghousia and her husband Sikander of marrying her daughter to the elderly man. They were married in a hotel by a Qazi, the mother alleged. The aged man sent a visa for the minor girl after Ramzan. The girl was persuaded to marry the elderly man by showing her videos about a lavish lifestyle she might lead in Oman after the marriage.

Author: 0 Trump says ending two CEO advisory panels: tweet

President Trump's two business councils were already on shaky ground Wednesday. On Monday, Trump belatedly condemned the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that rallied in small Virginia town on Sunday. The White House did not respond to requests for comment. "The problem was it was quickly becoming a litmus test for companies, CEOs and brands", said Timothy Calkins, a professor of marketing at Northwestern University.

Global With other business councils disbanded, White House tech council remains intact
Author: 0 With other business councils disbanded, White House tech council remains intact

Asian stock investors joined a global retreat from riskier assets on Friday and the dollar wavered on growing the doubt about US President Donald Trump's ability to deliver his economic agenda. Multiple reports following Trump's press conference said that Cohn, who is Jewish, is troubled by Trump's statements regarding white nationalists' role in the violence in Charlottesville over the past few days.

Global Top Japan, US officials reaffirm importance of extended nuclear deterrence
Author: 0 Top Japan, US officials reaffirm importance of extended nuclear deterrence

The Japanese Defense Ministry is also eager to bring forward the deadline, now set at the end of March next year, for a plan to increase the number of Aegis ships from the current four to five. North Korea has repeatedly threatened to target Japan, which hosts around 54,000 U.S. military personnel, as well as South Korea and the United States with its missiles.

Global Transportation Board Bans Ride-Sharing App
Author: 0 Transportation Board Bans Ride-Sharing App

The LTFRB also required Grab and U-Hop to submit the list of their TNVS on a daily basis in accordance with the specified matrix. The accommodated TNVS shall be covered by the terms and conditions governing Grab and u-Hop. "This is not a fight". Sen. Grace Poe spent four hours in the meeting and suggested the suspension be lifted or shortened after Uber pledged to compensate its drivers and pay a fine.

Global Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council
Author: 0 Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council

President Trump is scrapping plans for a business panel on infrastructure, according to USA media reports. The suspension of this council comes after two other business advisory groups were ended by the President earlier this week. Trump signed an executive order to start setting up the council last month. The infrastructure council was to have been led by two NY developers, according to Bloomberg , which first reported that Trump would not go ahead with forming the council.

Global Storm Track 12 talks solar eclipse with NASA scientist
Author: 0 Storm Track 12 talks solar eclipse with NASA scientist

Cass explains. NASA has a simple method for viewing without hunting down equipment called pinhole projection . As solar eclipse day approaches, more than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the total solar eclipse, a Beaumont optometrist tells us that this natural phenomenon can be pretty unsafe to the eye sight.

Global National Seashore to Host Solar Eclipse Event on August 21
Author: 0 National Seashore to Host Solar Eclipse Event on August 21

Its path of totality will stretch 70 miles wide and ripple through the skies from, you guessed it, OR to SC. Ms. Burton first saw an eclipse about 40 years ago when she was studying at Purdue University in Indiana. - "The Total Solar Eclipse": The Weather Channel is kicking off its live coverage at 6 a.m. EDT and continuing throughout the day with dispatches from seven locations along the "path of totality".

Global Gophers given daunting 5-game schedule to finish Big Ten play
Author: 0 Gophers given daunting 5-game schedule to finish Big Ten play

The Big Ten will play games on Monday and Friday nights this winter, which is another major change to the schedule. The Spartans have gaps from December 9-16 and December 21-29 into which it could fit. The Wolverines won't play another conference game until a month later, when they travel to Iowa on January 4. The Big Ten Tournament is once again at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on February 28-March 4.

Global Donald Trump moves to streamline infrastructure permits
Author: 0 Donald Trump moves to streamline infrastructure permits

To demonstrate how the permitting process as it now exists stifles production on infrastructure, the president rolled out a massive flowchart he claimed showed all of the steps an applicant must take to have a permit for highway construction approved.

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Author: 0 "Red Alert" Issued For Grace Mugabe At Country's Borders

Yet, the SAPS has delayed this matter and now claim that they will not arrest Ms Mugabe until they have word from the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) on whether diplomatic immunity will be extended or not. Police had been keeping tabs on Mugabe to ensure that she did not leave the country, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said. "It has come to our attention that it (the case of Grace Mugabe) might have not only immunity but diplomatic implications".

Global Hudaibiya Paper Mills case not to be reopened, decides NAB
Author: 0 Hudaibiya Paper Mills case not to be reopened, decides NAB

The sources close to Registrar Office of the Supreme Court confided to The News that four complete certified copies of the confidential volume-10, consisting 415 pages of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report was handed over to the NAB's representative.

Global Sen. Tim Scott: Charlottesville Comments 'Compromised' Trump's 'Moral Authority'
Author: 0 Sen. Tim Scott: Charlottesville Comments 'Compromised' Trump's 'Moral Authority'

Tim Scott is telling a newspaper in his home state of SC that President Donald Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, "complicates this administration's moral authority". John Tupps , a spokesman for the governor, said: "Last week, President Trump invited Governor Scott to lunch. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc.

Global Government should stop bullets, brickbats: Congress
Author: 0 Government should stop bullets, brickbats: Congress

In a major step towards involvement of the private sector in government decision making, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting intensively with 400 young chief executive officers and professionals in Delhi on Thursday and next Tuesday with an eye towards job creation, income enhancement, technology disruption and innovation, ease of doing business, and good governance and policy.

Global What Trump gets wrong about Confederate statues, in one chart
Author: 0 What Trump gets wrong about Confederate statues, in one chart

There are statues of George Washington because he led the American army in a rebellion against an oppressive dictatorship, in a cause that had freedom at its core, and became the first president of the United States. Do they have any problem? I think they do. "As far as I'm concerned, that was a frightful, awful day". "You're changing history, you're changing culture and you have people - and I'm not talking about the neo-Nazi's and white nationalists - because they should be condemned ...

Global Indian troops foil China's incursion bid along Ladakh lake
Author: 0 Indian troops foil China's incursion bid along Ladakh lake

Neither side used firearms, and the situation didn't last long. China and India fought a border war in 1962 and much of their frontier remains unsettled despite several rounds of official-level talks. This area has been a bone of contention between India and China as both claim it to be a part of their territory. The latter is a small country of fewer than 1 million people , so India gives Bhutan military support.

Global Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meets Abdullahs, interacts with students
Author: 0 Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meets Abdullahs, interacts with students

Sinha an dhis delegation called on National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and Working President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar . He also said that "there are thieves sitting inside the country, who are ruining everything". The CCG had visited the Valley a year ago amid over five-month long unrest following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with forces on July 8, 2016.

Global Trump attorney shares email that claims Robert E. Lee 'saved America'
Author: 0 Trump attorney shares email that claims Robert E. Lee 'saved America'

The two men 'both owned slaves, ' 'both rebelled against the ruling government, ' 'both were great men, great Americans, and great commanders, ' and 'both saved America'. But Dowd stressed he was a history buff who has studied Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, whose role in the Civil War is memorialized by statues around the nation.

Global One can not 'embrace' with gun in hand: Chidambaram to Modi on Kashmir
Author: 0 One can not 'embrace' with gun in hand: Chidambaram to Modi on Kashmir

He said the withdrawal of large currency notes had hauled around $47 billion of illegal money into the formal banking system, although the currency transition caused difficulty for many people. "More than 18 lakh people have been identified whose income is more than their declared wealth", he said. This is an indication of how far the Indian government has come in eliminating corruption .

Global Migrant Crisis South Sudan Refugees Exceed 1M in Uganda
Author: 0 Migrant Crisis South Sudan Refugees Exceed 1M in Uganda

Amnesty International has documented evidence of unlawful killings, sexual violence, detention, torture, the purposeful destruction of private and public property, the use of food as a weapon of war and other serious human rights violations in South Sudan; all of which have been drivers of forced displacement into neighboring Uganda.

Global Sailor saved comrade during USS Fitzgerald collision; top commanders removed for 'mistakes'
Author: 0 Sailor saved comrade during USS Fitzgerald collision; top commanders removed for 'mistakes'

In all, a dozen crew members on the destroyer face discipline as a result of the accident, which occurred when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17. Aucoin said at a press conference at the time, "I can't tell you how proud I am of the crew for what they did to save the ship", he said. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, commander of the Fitzgerald, and Cmdr.

Global Outstanding A-Level results at Woldgate
Author: 0 Outstanding A-Level results at Woldgate

The Cotswold School saw 41 percent of all A-level grades awarded at A* or A and 66 percent of all grades a B or above. She really liked Brighton because it's a very small medical school and they only take about 125 students a year. She said: "I'm over the moon. We wish all the students every success for the future". "I would like to congratulate all of our students who have worked extremely hard this year to achieve this level of success.

Global Trump looking to unseat GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona
Author: 0 Trump looking to unseat GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona

Jeff Flake's seat in the 2018 GOP primary. Flake and Trump have sparred back and forth in a war of words. As Vox explained , Trump has been considering spending $10 million out of his own pocket to defeat Flake, hoping to end a conflict with one of the most critical Republicans.

Global HK Occupy Central student leaders jailed
Author: 0 HK Occupy Central student leaders jailed

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law were sentenced to six, seven and eight months in prison respectively. Originally sentenced to community service and a suspended jail term, the three activists were given the prison sentences by an appeals court after the Beijing-backed local government successfully pushed for harsher punishments.

Global Hong Kong student activists jailed
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Nathan Law and Alex Chow were sentenced to seven and eight months, respectively. But today , Hong Kong's Department of Justice decided that those penalties were too lenient. Wong and Chow were found guilty of unlawful assembly. "The freedom of assembly is never absolute", Wally Yeung, a vice president of the Court of Appeal, wrote in the judgement, adding that the court must uphold the importance of public order even though "sentencing ambitious, idealistic young people to immediate ...

Global Another US Rep. Says He's Bringing Impeachment Articles Against Trump
Author: 0 Another US Rep. Says He's Bringing Impeachment Articles Against Trump

A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. "None of the marchers spewing such verbiage could be considered 'very fine people" as the President suggested". Additionally, Wisconsin Democrat Gwen Moore echoed Cohen, calling for Trump to be removed in a manner similar to what is laid out in the 25th Amendment.

Global US Security Leaders Say North Korea War Not Imminent, But Danger Looms
Author: 0 US Security Leaders Say North Korea War Not Imminent, But Danger Looms

China's government had previously supported sanctions against the North in word, but continued to prop up the regime of Kim Jong Un . Dunford, who began his tour of Asia with a visit to South Korea , also emphasized the need to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through diplomatic and peaceful means.

Global China hands President Trump a win on North Korea crisis
Author: 0 China hands President Trump a win on North Korea crisis

It said the Korean People's Army Strategic Force will finalise the plan by mid-August, present it to Kim Jong Un and "wait for his order". The United States military could shoot a volley of North Korean missiles headed towards Guam, but it would not be easy and success would be far from certain.

Author: 0 Amid renewed N.Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top USA military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises. North Korea has repeatedly tested intercontinental ballistic missiles in recent months, some of which could reach parts of the U.S. Trump tweeted early Wednesday that Kim had "made a very wise and well reasoned decision ", amid indications North Korea had decided not ...

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