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Dlamini-Zuma says law must take course on Grace Mugabe case Dlamini-Zuma says law must take course on Grace Mugabe case
- August 20, 2017

Both countries said their action was because the planes did not have a "foreign operator's permit". SAA says Zimbabwe has placed restrictions on its operations, affecting its flights between the neighbouring countries. The countries have been at odds since Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe was prevented from leaving South Africa after allegedly beating up a 20-year-old South African woman in a Johannesburg hotel. (more...)
Young Australian boy still missing after Barcelona van attack Young Australian boy still missing after Barcelona van attack
- August 20, 2017

The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, the inspiration for recent vehicle attacks in London, Stockholm, Berlin and Nice, claimed responsibility for the attacks but did not give any information connecting the individuals involved in the attacks to the group. (more...)
'Goli' or 'Gaali' no solution to Kashmiri issue: Modi 'Goli' or 'Gaali' no solution to Kashmiri issue: Modi
- August 20, 2017

Is it a " new India " when Assam is flooded every year, when thousands are displaced in another annual catastrophe? Let's move together in this path of development. In a veiled warning to China on Doklam, Modi asserted that India is capable of tackling any kind of security challenge, be it the sea or borders. I thank all nations helping us doing so. (more...)
Police Officers Shot And Killed Near Orlando Police Officers Shot And Killed Near Orlando
- August 20, 2017

At a later press conference, the police chief announced they had arrested suspect Everett Glenn Miller for premeditated first-degree murder. Before officers even entered the house, the suspect began shooting at them through the doorway and there was an exchange of gunfire in which two officers were struck, one of them in the stomach, Bruno said . (more...)
Donald Trump hints at ''decision'' on Afghanistan strategy Donald Trump hints at ''decision'' on Afghanistan strategy
- August 20, 2017

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday warned President Donald Trump that removing troops from Afghanistan could result in another 9/11. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the President was briefed extensively by his national security team on a new strategy to protect America's interests in South Asia. (more...)
Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2017 exercise to begin August 21
- August 20, 2017

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joe Dunford, stated the U.S. will not negotiate with China and North Korea to stop the military drills. "The drills deal with all the steps involved in a war, of course, towards victory", said Moon Seong-mook, a retired South Korean brigadier who regularly participated in the drills until the mid-2000s. (more...)
Barcelona attack: Fears grow for missing British boy Julian Alessandro Cadman Barcelona attack: Fears grow for missing British boy Julian Alessandro Cadman
- August 19, 2017

The mother and son were in Spain for a wedding this weekend when they became separated. A friend said Ms Cadman's husband Andrew heard about the terror attack when he turned on the radio at work in Sydney on Friday morning, but was unable to reach her on the phone. (more...)
United Nations chief: It's time for diplomacy on tense Korean peninsula
- August 19, 2017

Perry says President Trump's recent comments warning North Korea of "fire and furry", may make the North feel less secure and thus desire nuclear missiles even more. "As long as the US hostile policy and nuclear threat continue, the DPRK, no matter who may say what, will never place its self-defensive nuclear deterrence on the negotiation table or flinch an inch from the road chosen by itself, the road of bolstering up the state nuclear force", ambassador Kim said. (more...)
Xi calls for enhanced China, US military ties Xi calls for enhanced China, US military ties
- August 19, 2017

And they warned that the United States has the means to respond to any aggression initiated by North Korea . "I can confidently say there will not be a war again on the Korean Peninsula". Yet, Moon must equally acknowledge that North Korea's behavior since he was elected in South Korea isn't leading to a reduction of tensions. Last week it threatened to fire a salvo of rockets towards the USA territory of Guam - although it appears to have backed off for now - inspiring Trump to warn that ... (more...)
UK Officials Confident Next Phase of Brexit Talks to Begin in October UK Officials Confident Next Phase of Brexit Talks to Begin in October
- August 19, 2017

The UK Government has proposed smaller firms involved in localised cross-border trade with the Republic should be exempted from the responsibilities. The report also outlines Britain's ambitions for an interim arrangement: a time-limited customs based on shared external tariffs and without customs processes and duties between Britain and the EU. (more...)
Secret Service investigating Missouri lawmaker's post Secret Service investigating Missouri lawmaker's post
- August 19, 2017

Chappelle-Nadal's remark gained attention from the U.S Secret Service, which confirmed that it is "looking into the comments", BBC News reported . And State Rep. Chappelle-Nadal's defiance reached a fever pitch, when she named the specific conditions Trump would have to meet in order to earn an apology from her. (more...)
Shraddha Kapoor announced as female lead for Shraddha Kapoor announced as female lead for "Saaho"
- August 18, 2017

It is heard that the Baahubali's star is charging Rs 30 crore for the movie, which is nearly as much as SRK's remuneration (SRK charged Rs 35 crores for Chennai Express) and double to that of Ranveer Singh (15 crores). This will be Shraddha's first film with Prabhas , whose last released " Baahubali 2 " broke several records at the box office. And where there is a mega hero, there will always be a mega villain too. (more...)
Investigation Ordered into Jayalalithaa's Death, AIADMK Merger Prospects Brighten Investigation Ordered into Jayalalithaa's Death, AIADMK Merger Prospects Brighten
- August 18, 2017

Speaking to reporters at Chennai on Thursday, the CM said a commission headed by a retired High Court Judge would be constituted soon to probe the facts which led to the death of Jayalalithaa . "The inquiry commission should study and probe five years medical records of Jayalalithaa and the kind of treatment given to her. Besides, he has no authority to convert my aunt's residence into a state memorial", fumed Deepa, one of the byproducts of the post-Jaya chaos. (more...)
The new James Bond is, still Daniel Craig The new James Bond is, still Daniel Craig
- August 18, 2017

In a Forbes article, writer Scott Mendelson speculates that Craig was always under contract for another 007 movie . "Now? I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists", he said when asked if he'd do a fifth film. In the following supercut from Art of the Film, the best cinematography from the above-mentioned films has been given the spotlight, in part as a reminder that it wasn't just the character who got an overhaul in this most recent iteration, it was the whole franchise, tip to ... (more...)
NZ Authorities Inundated With Aussie Citizenship Queries NZ Authorities Inundated With Aussie Citizenship Queries
- August 18, 2017

After a long-running reciprocal arrangement that guaranteed certain benefits and pathways to citizenship for people from both countries, the Howard Government cut Kiwis out of the deal and made their lives in Australia incredibly hard. JULIE BISHOP: I'm referring to Bill Shorten using a foreign political party to raise questions in a foreign Parliament deliberately created to undermine confidence in the Australian government. (more...)
Flood situation improves, total death toll 123 Flood situation improves, total death toll 123
- August 18, 2017

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath conducted an aerial survey of flood affected areas in Uttar Pradesh. Rail and road connectivity has been suspended due to floods across the state. Three persons died in Morigaon district, one each in Dhemaji, Darrang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Nagaon and Dibrugarh districts. Mr Sonowal would also request Modi to involve neighbouring states and Bhutan for hammering out a permanent solution to flood in Assam. (more...)
Trio of potential storms brewing in Atlantic Trio of potential storms brewing in Atlantic
- August 18, 2017

It was important to have your hurricane plan ready on June 1st at the beginning of hurricane season. A spokesperson for The Weather Channel said: "It will be changeable for the next five days, with low pressure cells and associated frontal systems bringing further cloud and rain, occasionally heavy". (more...)
Australian Senator Wears Full-Body Burqa in Parliament to Push for Ban Australian Senator Wears Full-Body Burqa in Parliament to Push for Ban
- August 18, 2017

Senator Pauline Hanson has requested that she be immediately imprisoned and shipped offshore following a political stunt which saw her wear a burqa in the Senate today. For 20 minutes on Thursday, Hanson sat in her assembly seat wearing the black burqa before removing it to call for the style of dress to be prohibited in public. (more...)
UF President denies request for Richard Spencer to speak on campus UF President denies request for Richard Spencer to speak on campus
- August 17, 2017

W. Kent Fuchs , the president of the university, said the school had evaluated safety and risks following the attack in central Virginia on Saturday at a white nationalist rally meant to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. One protester against white nationalism, Heather Heyer, 32, was killed by a Dodge Charger driven by James Fields Jr. of Ohio. Though Spencer has an intellectual kinship with some violent white nationalist groups, he has not personally advocated violence to ... (more...)
No physical Irish border after Brexit
- August 17, 2017

As it stands, there is complete freedom of movement between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. In a statement welcoming the publication , the Irish Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister said the paper was "timely and helpful". (more...)