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Bolt rival De Grasse out of World Championships with torn hamstring

Bolt rival De Grasse out of World Championships with torn hamstring And the South African is ready to receive the baton. The World Championships starts on Friday and Bolt is confident of winning yet another title. United would be the dream move for Bolt, but it appears the Jamaican will train with Borussia Dortmund once he officially retires from sprint racing, according to his agent Ricky Simms. [Full Article...]

NSC Shake-Up Continues as Trump Administration Officials Are Asked to Leave

NSC Shake-Up Continues as Trump Administration Officials Are Asked to Leave Kelly, a retired Marine general. It added that McMaster "determined that, at this time , a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward". White House officials have said the president has yet to decide on any new moves. Last week, McMaster fired Derek Harvey , the NSC's top Middle East adviser. [Full Article...]

Militants prepare to vacate Syria border

Militants prepare to vacate Syria border Reuters also said that the completed exchange means that a delayed transfer of around 10,000 Syrian militants, their families and other refugees by bus from Lebanon into rebel...-held Syria is expected to begin on Wednesday morning, Ibrahim said. [Full Article...]

Ayesha Gulalai vows to produce evidence against Imran

Ayesha Gulalai vows to produce evidence against Imran In an exclusive interview with ARY News, PTI chief invited Naz Baloch to rejoin his party as "she did not lie after leaving PTI". "I said it's very sad to hear about such allegations, and then the telephone line disconnected", he said, dismissing the allegation about holding a meeting with her and bribing her for holding press conference against Imran Khan. [Full Article...]

Memo signals Justice Dept. may sue over college affirmative action

Memo signals Justice Dept. may sue over college affirmative action As Fox News reported , the document does not say which races and ethnicities are considered by the Trump administration to be "at risk" for discrimination, but the Times suggested that Jeff Sessions' DOJ could dismantle affirmative action policies, which seek to elevate underrepresented racial minorities in college admissions. [Full Article...]

Tillerson says Russian relations 'under considerable stress'

Tillerson says Russian relations 'under considerable stress' Despite his displeasure with the sanctions, Tillerson said of the president, "all indications are he will sign that bill". But the great power rivals remain divided over Russia's intervention in Ukraine, US sanctions against Kremlin allies and Moscow's support for Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime. [Full Article...]

Congress funded travel expenses of 44 MLAs to Bengaluru

Congress funded travel expenses of 44 MLAs to Bengaluru Shivakumar who was in Delhi had reportedly returned from Delhi at 1230am on Wednesday morning and reached the resort after he was informed about the raids. "We would have returned to our state and they could have conducted raids", he said. "Ahmed Patel will surely win", Solanki said. Sources said that each room of the resort where the Gujarat legislators are presently holed up is being searched ... [Full Article...]

New Russia Sanctions 'Illegal' Says Germany, Urging Europe to Retaliate Against US

New Russia Sanctions 'Illegal' Says Germany, Urging Europe to Retaliate Against US The law provides for consultations with Europeans before this can happen, Gabriel said. "That means that it is right that the European Commission now considers countermeasures", she said. Targeting German energy importers, however, could be a risky mistake for the United States, as the European Union doesn't have any realistic alternatives to trade with Russian Federation at this point, and will... [Full Article...]

2 babies die in separate hot auto incidents in Phoenix

2 babies die in separate hot auto incidents in Phoenix Two infants have died inside hot cars in Phoenix within two days, as temperatures topped 100 degrees in the city. She said she didn't know where the auto had been or why it had ended up at the church. The child's father has not been arrested. Since 1998, the United States has averaged 37 heatstroke fatalities. He has not been charged in connection with the death. [Full Article...]

Mayor linked to drugs trade among 14 shot dead in Philippines violence

Mayor linked to drugs trade among 14 shot dead in Philippines violence President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has been in the news for some time for an anti-drug policy that reports say include extrajudicial killings. "Why are search warrants, served before dawn as in the cases of Mayor Espinosa and now, Mayor Parojinog, result (ing) in the deaths of the persons being searched?" Ozamiz City Police Chief Senior Inspector Jovani Espenido said at the media ... [Full Article...]

Sam Shepard: US actor and playwright dies aged 73

Sam Shepard: US actor and playwright dies aged 73 Shepard's acting career stretched over 50 years, and he was the author of over 44 plays as well as many books and memoirs. His father, Samuel VI, was a pilot turned into a schoolteacher and struggled with alcoholism, Shepard told The New Yorker in 2015. [Full Article...]

China to Trump: stop with the "emotional venting" on Twitter

China to Trump: stop with the Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who opened up Washington's relations with Beijing, has reportedly suggested to current U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and senior U.S. House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi also said that China has to help deal with North Korea. China, however, says Washington and Pyongyang are the sole responsible players in de-escalating tensions and resuming denucleariza... [Full Article...]

Arvind Panagariya resigns as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman to return to teaching

Arvind Panagariya resigns as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman to return to teaching NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog came into effect on January 1, 2015, replacing the Planning Commission. "Prof Kumar says he has interacted with Prof Panagariya twice". A seven-year "Strategy" and 15-year "Vision" for India are yet to be published. President of India had honored Panagariya with prestigious "Padma Bhushan" award. [Full Article...]

Chancellor backtracks on post-Brexit corporation tax cut

Chancellor backtracks on post-Brexit corporation tax cut The International Trade Secretary said he had not been involved in any Cabinet talks on extending free movement for up to three years after Brexit , stating: "If there have been discussions on that I have not been party to them". However, since the general election has reduced the Conservative majority in the House of Commons, commentators have suggested it would be harder for Hammond to win su... [Full Article...]

US "done talking about North Korea"

US Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday during a visit to Estonia that the US and its allies plan to increase pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear program. "North Korea is already subject to numerous Security Council resolutions that they violate with impunity and that are not complied with by all United Nations member states". [Full Article...]

IL lawmakers resume talks on school funding deal

IL lawmakers resume talks on school funding deal Bruce Rauner a bill Monday overhauling how the state doles out education money, part of a continuing fight that'll determine whether public schools get the funding before classes start. State Senator Andy Manar, the Democrat who sponsored the legislation, said progress toward compromise was being made, and called on Republican colleagues to continue talks. [Full Article...]

USA says THAAD intercept test successful

USA says THAAD intercept test successful Gen. Sam Greaves, Missile Defense Agency director. United States forces carried out a missile interception system test on Sunday, a military agency said. Army said they conducted a live-fire exercise using surface-to-surface missiles with the South Korean military. While Washington continues its military pressure, it has also asked China to pressure North Korea economically to cut off it... [Full Article...]

U.S. says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures

U.S. says 180 airlines implement enhanced security measures U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says prosecuting parents who pay traffickers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border will hopefully quell human trafficking. USA authorities remained vague about what this enhanced security would look like but noted that it will include "heightened screening of personal electronic devices" and "increasing security protocols around ai... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka in $1.12bn port deal with China - Newspaper

Sri Lanka in $1.12bn port deal with China - Newspaper The agreement was signed between the government-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the state-run China Merchants Port Holding Co.in the capital Colombo on Saturday. His comments are being seen as an attempt to allay Indian concerns over the Chinese presence in the Hambantota port. India perceives it as a danger to its national security. [Full Article...]

Kenya deputy president's home attacked

Kenya deputy president's home attacked They are said to have approached a police officer manning the gate with some wares they said they were selling before grabbing his gun and butting him with it, and then entered the home. The incident comes 10 days before Kenya holds presidential, legislative and regional elections. Residents lineup along the road leading to DP William Ruto's Sugoi home as police vehicles arrive at the home on Sa... [Full Article...]


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