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Global World's heaviest 500-kg lady passes away in Abu Dhabi
Author: 0 World's heaviest 500-kg lady passes away in Abu Dhabi

Mufazzal Lakdawala at the Saifee Hospital. Abu Dhabi: Eman Ahmed , who was crowned the world's heaviest woman , passed away on Monday. Last year, she comes out of the house for taking the treatment in Mumbai . Marred by the controversy over her medical treatment, Eman was shifted to Abu Dhabhi for further medical treatment. A month later, she had lost more than 550 pounds in total, allowing her to sit in a wheelchair - "something we never dreamt of 3 months back", her family said .

Global Narendra Modi launches 'Saubhagya' scheme to provide electricity to all
Author: 0 Narendra Modi launches 'Saubhagya' scheme to provide electricity to all

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the government will provide free electricity connections to four crore rural homes so that the poor can have access to power. In rural areas, the Panchayat and other public institutions will be authorized to collect forms and other documentations along with bills. All villages would be electrified by December this year ahead of the scheduled deadline of May 1, 2018.

Global China's August trade with North Korea surges after United Nations sanctions
Author: 0 China's August trade with North Korea surges after United Nations sanctions

They include a total and immediate ban on natural gas and textile exports and limiting annual petroleum exports to 2 million barrels beginning January 1. A limited amount, allowed under the United Nations resolution, would still be exported to North Korea. Yesterday, US President Donald Trump praised China for instructing its banks to cut off business with North Korea.

Global Hurricane Maria Weakens as It Moves North
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But with the consistency of model runs that we've seen for several days that keep the storm well off the shores of SC, it does not appear that our state has much to worry about with Maria . A widespread destructive hurricane is very unlikely in that region, but there could be some travel issues and coastal evacuations, and there nearly definitely will be problems with large waves and rip currents on the beaches.

Global Syria: SDF says it took Conoco gas field from ISIL
Author: 0 Syria: SDF says it took Conoco gas field from ISIL

Brig. Gen. Talal Silo, also from the SDF, stated that the firefight killed 65 ISIS militants, while 100 others surrendered. Sillo said Syrian fighters marched toward the field from the nearby village of Khsham under the cover of airstrikes by the USA -led coalition.

Global 2 officers shot by man in New Haven
Author: 0 2 officers shot by man in New Haven

Sunday. The officer returned fire on Burke. The officer then discovered the item was not a weapon. Neither of the officers or man wounded have been identified. An officer ordered the man to drop the item but the man refused and continued to move toward the officers, Moore said. She underwent surgery and remains in critical condition, said Hartman.

Global One killed, seven wounded in Tennessee church shooting
Author: 0 One killed, seven wounded in Tennessee church shooting

Nashville police are on the scene of a shooting at a church in Antioch. Multiple people were shot at a church in Tennessee on Sunday morning, Fox News reported . A man in a blue SUV shot and killed one person in the church parking lot before opening fire inside the church. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says a shooting at a church is "a bad tragedy for our city".

Global England vs West Indies, 3rd ODI at Bristol
Author: 0 England vs West Indies, 3rd ODI at Bristol

But England are back in action again today and they are seeking to go 2-0 up in the five-match series, having won the first game at Old Trafford by seven wickets. West Indies reached the first three World Cup finals, all staged in England , winning the inaugural edition in 1975 and repeating that achievement in 1979 before suffering a shock defeat by India at Lord's in the climax of the 1983 edition.

Global China announces implementation details of North Korea oil restrictions
Author: 0 China announces implementation details of North Korea oil restrictions

Beijing has by most accounts strictly enforced a ban on coal imports from North Korea, raising the chances that it will also stick to the broad restrictions in resolution 2375. But they will not halt North Korea's nuclearisation. Tillerson said there were also lessons for Iran "which was on its own path to develop nuclear weapons " and "seems keen to preserve for itself the option to resume such work in the future", allegations strongly denied by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Global Emotional ad asks GOP senators to reject bill
Author: 0 Emotional ad asks GOP senators to reject bill

McCain had voted in favor of advancing an Obamacare repeal bill in an initial procedural vote, but then gave a riveting speech on the Senate floor ripping lawmakers for abandoning the traditional legislative process . Collins said she is waiting to see a preliminary report from the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office , which has damaged the perception of past repeal bills with unfavorable projections.

Global Iran conducts new ballistic missile test despite Trump pressure
Author: 0 Iran conducts new ballistic missile test despite Trump pressure

Rouhani, a moderate, has staked his reputation on sealing the nuclear deal and relieving the Iranian economy of debilitating worldwide sanctions. The nuclear deal concluded in 2015 with the great powers does not prohibit the activities in ballistic missile from Iran , but the resolution 2231 of the security Council, which endorsed this agreement, calls on Iran not to carry out activities to develop missiles created to carry nuclear warheads.

Author: 0 Tremor detected in North Korea may be another test - China

A magnitude 3.4 tremor detected in North Korea thought to be a "suspected explosion", China's natural disaster administration said. Previous quakes from North Korea have indicated nuclear tests by the reclusive state, the most recent earlier this month.

Global Small North Korea quake likely natural, not nuclear test, experts say
Author: 0 Small North Korea quake likely natural, not nuclear test, experts say

With US President Donald Trump launching a scathing attack on the Korean leader at the UNGA and describing him as a " Rocket Man " on a "suicide mission", it was only about time there was a response. "This new executive order will authorize Treasury to impose a range of sanctions such as suspending USA corresponding account access to any foreign bank that knowingly conducts or facilitates significant transactions tied to trade with North Korea ", Mnuchin said, but will only apply only to ...

Global Kurd leader says referendum will go forward
Author: 0 Kurd leader says referendum will go forward

State Department said . Turkish officials have repeatedly warned the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq to abandon its plans for independence. The news agency says 31 of the people detained are foreigners. Mr. Mahdi, in an interview with photographer Sebastian Meyer, on assignment for The Intercept, said he fears the referendum will disrupt the delicate economic and security relationship between the Kurdish-controlled regions of Iraq and the central government in ...

Global Russian Federation says US Iran sanctions undermine nuclear deal
Author: 0 Russian Federation says US Iran sanctions undermine nuclear deal

The nuclear accord, signed by Russian Federation, the United States, Germany, China, Iran, and Britain, was originally negotiated during former U.S. President Barack Obama's second term in office. "They did it, and that's the reality we live in". On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy the DPRK, which prompted a rare and equally threatening direct message from Kim Jong Un carried by the North's state media.

Global New Zealand's ruling Nationals win most votes, NZ First Party kingmaker
Author: 0 New Zealand's ruling Nationals win most votes, NZ First Party kingmaker

That means New Zealanders may wait days, even weeks, before knowing who their next leader will be as the different political parties negotiate with each other to form a coalition. Peters helped install a National-led government in 1996 in return for being made deputy prime minister. Ms Ardern has been a game-shifter for the New Zealand Labour Party, appealing to the "young and urban", according to recently resigned leader of the party, Andrew Little.

Global French union boss: we won't beat Macron reforms if we are divided
Author: 0 French union boss: we won't beat Macron reforms if we are divided

And when Macron landed in NY on Monday, his first stop was to meet Trump at the Palace Hotel in Manhattan. Addressing reporters at the Elysee Palace after signing five executive orders before television cameras Macron boasted that he had implemented his campaign pledge to shake up labour relations "in record time ".

Global Trump, Turkish president meet with 'many issues' to discuss
Author: 0 Trump, Turkish president meet with 'many issues' to discuss

However, it was not immediately clear whether it was Erdogan's own security detail that escorted the men out. When Erdogan visited Washington, D.C., in May, protesters gathered at the ambassador's residence, and the situation devolved into an altercation with the Turkish leader's bodyguards - who were seen on video pushing past D.C.

Global Kim Jong-un Warns Trump of 'Highest Level of Actions'
Author: 0 Kim Jong-un Warns Trump of 'Highest Level of Actions'

But on Friday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman denied that Beijing had agreed to go that far. "That's just common sense", Haley said, responding to a question on what Trump meant by the comment. While the Chinese were "grumpy" about the list, their eyes were opened, the person said. Mr. Trump announced the measures as he met leaders from South Korea and Japan, the nations most immediately imperiled by North Korea's threats of a military strike.

Global Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking
Author: 0 Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Utah's top elections officer says the state was not one of 21 where hackers targeted elections systems past year. Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas told RTV6's sister station WTMJ that Russian hackers had scanned the state's systems, but that there was no breach and no data had been compromised.

Global Pres. Trump Coordinates With Afghan Counterpart Against Terrorism
Author: 0 Pres. Trump Coordinates With Afghan Counterpart Against Terrorism

Trump said the USA has made major gains in the fight against the Islamic State during his presidency, arguing the country has achieved more against ISIS in the last eight months than it had in "many, many years combined". "We will stop radical Islamic terrorism, because we can not allow it to tear up our nation and, indeed, to tear up the entire world", he said. Ghani praised US efforts and said there has been "an vast change on the ground".

Global Sushma Swaraj in USA sacks down Pakistan over terrorism
Author: 0 Sushma Swaraj in USA sacks down Pakistan over terrorism

Ms. Swaraj "strongly raised the issue of H-1B visa and children falling under DACA policy with Secretary Tillerson", Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar posted on Twitter. The two leaders are understood to have discussed progress in ties since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Xi Jinping in Xiamenon September 5.

Global 18-year-old charged with attempted murder in London tube terror attack
Author: 0 18-year-old charged with attempted murder in London tube terror attack

Iraqi Ahmed Hassan , 18, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon. Hassan was arrested on Saturday in Dover , a port city in southeast England that is also a departure point for ferries to France. The men, aged 21 and 48, were arrested in Hounslow, west London on Saturday and Newport , south Wales, on Wednesday. All other searches have now been completed.

Author: 0 JPost's Herb Keinon preview's Netanyahu's speech at the UN

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will preserve an global deal on Iran's nuclear program but decisive response would be made to possible violation by the US. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Iran nuclear deal must be amended or canceled, but suggested that scrapping the deal may be preferable.

Global Bengal panel to bat for Rohingyas in Supreme Court
Author: 0 Bengal panel to bat for Rohingyas in Supreme Court

So when they entered India they have not come as refugees. "No Rohingya has got asylum in India nor anyone has applied for it. Can not comment on the government policy but we are helping them because they are being persecuted in Myanmar ", Dattu said.

Global Facebook releasing 3000 Russian-bought adverts to Congress
Author: 0 Facebook releasing 3000 Russian-bought adverts to Congress

Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said in a separate blog post that the social network does not disclose content lightly under any circumstances, but that the company wants to help protect the integrity of USA elections. In one change, Facebook will make it possible for anyone to see any political ad that runs on Facebook, no matter whom it targets. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is "actively working" with the USA government in its ongoing Russian Federation ...

Global US Pressures Iraq's Kurds to Give Up on Independence
Author: 0 US Pressures Iraq's Kurds to Give Up on Independence

The UN, backed by Western countries including the United States and Britain, proposed an alternative to the planned referendum last week in an effort to convince Kurdistan to postpone the poll. For instance, the Pentagon recently acknowledged that although coalition troops could be expected to stay in Iraq after the defeat of ISIS , the USA footprint would be smaller and would involve fewer bases.

Global Pakistan, US agree to stay engaged after US Prez's tough talks
Author: 0 Pakistan, US agree to stay engaged after US Prez's tough talks

Trump had also criticised Pakistan for harbouring terrorists and called on India to help the U.S. more with Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic assistance and development. "We have developed short-range nuclear weapons as a counter to the Cold Start doctrine that India has developed", he added. Time has proved that it's a process that is very secure.

Global Immigration Activists Shout Down Nancy Pelosi Over Trump Dreamer Deal
Author: 0 Immigration Activists Shout Down Nancy Pelosi Over Trump Dreamer Deal

Dozens of protesters marched into her event in San Francisco, her hometown, showing their displeasure over her recent meetings with President Donald Trump over the program that protects young immigrants from deportation. "I think it was probably the single biggest relinquishment of American leadership when the president basically said we're walking off the world stage on climate", he said.

Global Taiwan follows United Nations lead, suspends oil exports to North Korea
Author: 0 Taiwan follows United Nations lead, suspends oil exports to North Korea

North Korea's regular weapons tests are an attempt to create an arsenal of nuclear missiles that can threaten USA troops throughout Asia and the US mainland. A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of Trump's speech, saying "his rhetoric is full of military force". Missiles North Korea promises to tip with nuclear weapons.

Global Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis
Author: 0 Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi cancelled her trip to the United Nations General Assembly in NY, which begins next week, while criticism on her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows and her government has been accused of ethnic cleansing.

Global Mueller's Russian Federation team reportedly seeks White House records on Trump actions
Author: 0 Mueller's Russian Federation team reportedly seeks White House records on Trump actions

The New York Times reported that in the meeting Mr. Trump had said that firing Mr. Comey relieved "great pressure" on him. The decision to fire Comey is also among Mueller's areas of interest, and according to the Washington Post , his requests include documents related to the initial statement made by then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer after the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's termination.

Global Israel destroys Hezbollah drone threatening Golan airspace
Author: 0 Israel destroys Hezbollah drone threatening Golan airspace

He said Israeli warplanes had also been scrambled. In April , the IDF used a Patriot missile to intercept a Syrian drone that flew into Israeli airspace . Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the armistice line on the Golan Heights had remained largely quiet for decades until civil war erupted in Syria in 2011.

Global Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) Stock Support And Resistance Levels
Author: 0 Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) Stock Support And Resistance Levels

Orbital ATK has a 1-year low of $71.52 and a 1-year high of $133.39. However the price at the close of last session was 4.07% higher than its 50-day moving average and 11.61% over its 200-day moving average. In other news, insider Frank L. Jr. Culbertson sold 2,002 shares of Orbital ATK stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The volume of the particular stock is the shares bought and sold in a single trading day.

Global Hogan: Health care law repeal doesn't work for Maryland
Author: 0 Hogan: Health care law repeal doesn't work for Maryland

If Republicans can't get the votes they need to ram the legislation through before September 30, procedural rules say they'll have to have 60 votes thereafter, which would mean getting support from Democrats - something highly unlikely to happen.

Global 'I have decided' on Iran deal - but won't share yet
Author: 0 'I have decided' on Iran deal - but won't share yet

In his address Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump called the deal struck by the Obama administration "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into" and "an embarrassment to the U.S".

Global Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season
Author: 0 Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

About 40 per cent of the company's total annual sales happen during the fourth quarter, highlighting how much it depends on that holiday toy rush. Toys "R" Us said it expects to continue honoring return policies, warranties and gift cards, and customer loyalty programs should stay the same.

Global Kenya's supreme court says the presidential election was
Author: 0 Kenya's supreme court says the presidential election was "infiltrated and compromised"

OT-Morpho provided Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) with equipment to identify voters biometrically in the August 8 election. Thousands of the forms were not made available, as legally required, by the time results were announced. Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced.

Global British government 'a nest of singing birds', says Boris Johnson
Author: 0 British government 'a nest of singing birds', says Boris Johnson

May is will deliver a high profile speech on Brexit in Florence on Friday. Saturday's controversial Daily Telegraph article was aimed at sending a signal he could not support such a relationship. He wrote his 4,000-word manifesto, he said, because he believed it was time people heard what he had to say on Brexit. He said: 'We are working together, that is the key thing, to make sure that Britain can take advantage of the opportunities of Brexit'.

Global Bhagalpur dam collapsed due to release of water in full capacity
Author: 0 Bhagalpur dam collapsed due to release of water in full capacity

While defending the administration, Lallan Singh, Minister of Water Resources said in a statement, "The dam broke due to the release of water in full capacity". The government had put out advertisements in newspapers on Tuesday announcing the inauguration of the project by Nitish Kumar in the presence of Singh and local Congress MLA Sadanand Singh.

Global LGBT Student From Georgia Tech Shot By Police During Mental Breakdown
Author: 0 LGBT Student From Georgia Tech Shot By Police During Mental Breakdown

Schultz's parents have hired trial attorney L. Chris Stewart , claiming that their child did not have to die if police used de-escalating tactics and non-lethal measures. When Schultz advances toward the officers, an officer fires a fatal shot. Photos of the knife taken on the scene showed that the blade was not extended, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution .

Global Palin to attend Moore rally Thursday
Author: 0 Palin to attend Moore rally Thursday

Donald Trump speaks during a thank you rally in Ladd-Peebles Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama. The president's endorsement, Dr. Powell said , helped unusual secure a place in the runoff. Brooks said he already had voted for Moore via absentee ballot. The NRA-the country's largest Second Amendment advocacy organization-told Yellowhammer today that it is launching a seven-figure ad campaign across Alabama starting tomorrow as a show of support for odd in these last ten days ...

Global Pak PM meets USA vice President today on UNGA sidelines
Author: 0 Pak PM meets USA vice President today on UNGA sidelines

Vice-President of GE called on PM Abbasi in NY on Tuesday, reiterating the company's commitment to expand business in Pakistan. Extraordinary security arrangements have been put in place in around the UN Headquarters in NY ahead of the high-level session in which US President Donald Trump will deliver his maiden speech at the United Nations on Tuesday.

Global Trump Singles Out North Korea, Iran, As 'Threats' In First UN Speech
Author: 0 Trump Singles Out North Korea, Iran, As 'Threats' In First UN Speech

Despite the forceful rhetoric, Mr Trump told world leaders the United States does not seek to impose its will on other countries and will respect the sovereignty of other nations. Give Trump credit for bringing his authentic self to the United Nations, at the very least. At the top of the USA agenda is a showdown with Pyongyang.

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