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Fatal accident with Dutch attraction in USA caused by Fatal accident with Dutch attraction in USA caused by "excessive corrosion"
- August 08, 2017

The "excessive corrosion" was discovered inside the Fire Ball's gondola support beam during a "metallurgical inspection" of the ride, Kroon said. The ride had passed multiple inspections in the days leading up to the accident. we will keep all our Fire Ball rides closed until further notice from the manufacturer for precautionary safety measures". Four of the injured remained hospitalized last week, including an 18-year-old woman in a coma, and Jarrell's 18-year-old girlfriend. (more...)
Bomb thrown through mosque window in US Bomb thrown through mosque window in US
- August 07, 2017

The Islamic center is managed by Somali Americans. Fifteen to 20 people were in the Islamic center at the time of the blast for morning prayers, according to the AP. He says investigators have recovered components of the device to figure how it was put together. Mohamed Omar, the center's executive director, told Fox 9 the congregation saw smoke billowing out of a broken window leading to the imam's office and called police. (more...)
Darshan Lal: First Hindu in federal cabinet in 20 years
- August 07, 2017

This is Lal's second stint in the National Assembly, Pakistan's Lower House, after being elected in 2013 on a PML-N ticket under reservation for minorities. Hina Rabbani Khar was the last foreign minister. There are 28 federal ministers and 19 state ministers in the new cabinet, nearly double Sharif's 25-strong cabinet when he swept the 2013 polls. (more...)
Imran Khan accused of sexting Pakistani MP Imran Khan accused of sexting Pakistani MP
- August 07, 2017

PTI Imran Khan has accused Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz of coordinating with media group to malign him over former PTI member Ayesha Gulalai harassment allegation. "She was there with the NA-1 delegation; we discussed the seat as she wanted a ticket and asked me to let her campaign there". Gulalai showed the alleged messages briefly to senior journalist Hamid Mir. (more...)
Japan commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima Japan commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima
- August 07, 2017

On a positive note, he highlighted a major development in 2017, in particular the adoption last month of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons by UN Member States. Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks. Amid the Global bodies' continuous effort to curb nuclear arms and hence limit the possibility of nuclear warfare, North Korea have been making efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and have indulged in test-firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles recently. (more...)
US Marine aircraft reportedly crashes off Australian coast, search and rescue underway US Marine aircraft reportedly crashes off Australian coast, search and rescue underway
- August 06, 2017

According to MSN , the U.S Marine Corps said that the incident was under investigation but would give no further comment. The accident could mark the first fatal MV-22 crash since May 2015, when two crew members died after the tiltrotor's engine ingested too much dust and lost thrust in a hover over Bellows Field, Hawaii. (more...)
British model kidnapped for dark web auction, Italian police say British model kidnapped for dark web auction, Italian police say
- August 06, 2017

She was allegedly assaulted and drugged when she arrived at the studio the next day, then placed in a vehicle boot and taken to a small village near Turin where she was kept prisoner by Lukasz Pawel Herba, a British resident born in Poland, police said. (more...)
Trump's national security adviser reportedly thinks Susan Rice did nothing wrong Trump's national security adviser reportedly thinks Susan Rice did nothing wrong
- August 06, 2017

The president says, "I am grateful for the work he continues to do serving our country". President Trump gave H.R. McMaster a vote of confidence after the national security adviser's rivals seized on a letter McMaster sent to his Obama predecessor Susan Rice giving her continued access to classified information. (more...)
Won't be driven out by auto attack: Rahul Gandhi Won't be driven out by auto attack: Rahul Gandhi
- August 06, 2017

The person accused is said to be an office bearer of BJP's local youth outfit in the area and several of his pictures with senior BJP leaders too started doing rounds on some social media platforms. "The BJP government must be held responsible for the attacks " he added. "In yesterday's incident, BJP workers threw a stone at me which hit my personal security officer (PSO)". (more...)
Bank of England downgrades United Kingdom growth forecast Bank of England downgrades United Kingdom growth forecast
- August 06, 2017

The day before, Monetary Policy Committee members voted by a margin of six to two to keep Bank Rate at 0.25%. The Bank of England (BOE) threw cold water on the red-hot Sterling on Thursday. CPI inflation rose to 2.6% in June from 2.3% in March, as expected. "The perception of a hawkish bent to the MPC's thinking since June's meeting was brought to a halt by the Committee's latest deliberations", said Martin Beck, lead United Kingdom economist at Oxford Economics, in a note. (more...)
BJP using muscle, money, Modi to influence RS poll: Congress BJP using muscle, money, Modi to influence RS poll: Congress
- August 06, 2017

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah earlier on Friday said that IT raid on Shivakumar is a politically motivated move. "The more the Congress tries to use its muscle and strength in the Parliament on such issues, it paints its face black every time, it shames itself" BJP leader G.V.L. (more...)
Iran says nuclear deal violated by new U.S. sanctions
- August 06, 2017

Iran's president does have the authority to declare a state of emergency or impose martial law as needed. Over 100 of the world leaders and officials, including representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, attended Rouhani's oath-taking ceremony. (more...)
Vatican calls for suspension of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Vatican calls for suspension of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly
- August 06, 2017

The two former mayors of Caracas , Ledezma and fellow opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez were jailed after being accused of destabilising the government of President Nicolas Maduro . The assembly, elected on Sunday in a vote boycotted by the opposition, is charged with rewriting Chavez's 1999 constitution and has been given sweeping powers over other branches of government. (more...)
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms Through the Weekend (And Beyond) Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms Through the Weekend (And Beyond)
- August 05, 2017

Monday night , a chance of showers before 10 p.m. With the front exiting the area Saturday morning there may still be a shower or thunderstorm in the area. We will see a blend of sun and clouds for most of the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon will come to an end early today and much of our evening is looking dry with some sunshine. (more...)
USA court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor USA court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor
- August 05, 2017

He had faced manslaughter charges, but prosecutors missed a filing deadline in his case and inadvertently let the statute of limitations expire, leaving them with the choice of prosecuting him for murder or dropping the charges. Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Dustin Heard, and Evan Liberty were convicted in 2014 for opening fire on a group of Iraqis that included women and children. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi visits flood affected villages in Rajasthan Rahul Gandhi visits flood affected villages in Rajasthan
- August 05, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a flood-relief package of Rs 500 crore for the entire state during his visit on July 25. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi convoy was attacked by an unruly mob in Banaskatha district of Gujarat. (more...)
Woman who convinced boyfriend to kill himself faces sentencing Woman who convinced boyfriend to kill himself faces sentencing
- August 04, 2017

He can commit her to a Department of Youth Services facility until she turns 21 on August 11. He also sentenced her to five years of probation. In a letter written to Moniz last month and obtained by the Boston Herald , Carter's father David Carter wrote, "I pray to God you will take into consideration that Michelle was a troubled, vulnerable teenager in an extremely hard situation and made a tragic mistake". (more...)
Moderate natural disaster shakes central Oklahoma Moderate natural disaster shakes central Oklahoma
- August 04, 2017

In September 2016, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake-the state's largest ever recorded-struck near the town of Pawnee. OKLAHOMA- A series of earthquakes in northern Oklahoma rattled portions of Kansas Wednesday night. No injuries or damage are reported . The U.S. Geological Survey reports a tremor registering a 4.4 magnitude was detected at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday about 4 miles (6 kilometers) east-northeast of Edmond, Oklahoma - about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City. (more...)
Venezuela's constitution rewrite is set to start Friday in the tense capital Venezuela's constitution rewrite is set to start Friday in the tense capital
- August 04, 2017

Jennifer McCoy , a distinguished professor at Georgia State University and former director of the Carter Center's Americas program, said some legislators who are members of Maduro's party have distanced themselves as a critique of Sunday's vote and the government's actions. (more...)
Trump to give 'big announcement' in West Virginia
- August 04, 2017

But even as West Virginia has become a reliable Republican state in presidential elections and further down the ballot, a handful of Democrats have still been able to win office. He questioned whether climate change was in fact man-made ("I believe there's an bad lot of scientists that say, 'No, no, no, this is just smoke and mirrors.'"), promised to work to revive the lagging coal industry, and said he wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton. (more...)