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BJP, RSS not linked to Lankesh's murder: Gadkari BJP, RSS not linked to Lankesh's murder: Gadkari
- September 07, 2017

According to witnesses, three bullets were fired at Lankesh's forehead, killing her instantaneously. Also, he said his Government has an "open mind" to an investigation by the CBI, a demand made by the slain journalist's family. Scores of journalists gathered at the Press Club of India in the national capital and demanded justice amid calls for standing up to "forces" trying to "muzzle" the voices of dissent. (more...)
Canada central bank ups key lending rate to 1.0pc Canada central bank ups key lending rate to 1.0pc
- September 07, 2017

CAD gains can not be unlimited if Oil does not to some extent support the bullish sentiment as the Bank of Canada is still very sensitive to the broader picture for Crude Oil. Canada's currency climbed as much as 1.8 per cent after the decision, reaching $C1.2146 against its U.S. counterpart, the highest intraday level since June 2015, and extending the gain this year to 10 per cent. (more...)
Hungary, Slovakia lose fight against European Union migration deal Hungary, Slovakia lose fight against European Union migration deal
- September 07, 2017

However, at the moment were allocated only about 25 thousand people. The European Union says the bloc's migrant agreement with Turkey is working well but that more effort is needed to speed asylum applications. "If the member states do not change their approach in the coming weeks we should then consider to take the last step in the infringement procedure: to refer Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to the European Court of Justice". (more...)
Cameroon Coach admits World Cup qualification out of hand Cameroon Coach admits World Cup qualification out of hand
- September 06, 2017

Odegbami dubbed "Mathematical" by fans in his playing days because of his heroics as a winger, commended the Super Eagles for their victory. Nigeria achieved her highest win ever over Cameroon with the massive thumping of the Lions on Friday, and Mikel is aware the wounded Lions will want to salvage some pride. (more...)
N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability
- September 05, 2017

Seoul says the missile was launched from Sunan, which is where Pyongyang's worldwide airport is, opening the possibility that North Korea launched a road-mobile missile from an airport runway. Three short-range missiles were launched on Saturday. "We knew within minutes where it was going", he said. When speaking of the launch, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abo said, "North Korea's reckless action of launching a missile that passed over Japan is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat". (more...)
National Guard dropping life-saving supplies to communities surrounded by water National Guard dropping life-saving supplies to communities surrounded by water
- September 04, 2017

At least 42 people were killed and tens-of-thousands were forced from their homes after Harvey made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25. The Iowa Army National Guard will head to Houston, Texas today to help with Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
Wildfire Near Burbank Destroys Thousands of Acres, Forces Evacuations Wildfire Near Burbank Destroys Thousands of Acres, Forces Evacuations
- September 03, 2017

The La Tuna wildfire is now the largest wildfire by acreage in Los Angeles history. They said they have no new information on firefighters' efforts to save the grove. Police expect mandatory evacuation orders to remain in place into Sunday afternoon. "Honestly, it's my worst fear", Goldman said. "We had a little bit of rain, and that was enough to push the fire in a totally different direction", the captain said. (more...)
BRICS Summit begins in China, Modi-Xi likely to meet BRICS Summit begins in China, Modi-Xi likely to meet
- September 03, 2017

According to Egypt's Presidency, el-Sisi will hold meetings with senior Vietnamese officials to discuss bilateral relations and ways to bolster them in various fields. "Modi goes to China with an enhanced stature and stronger leadership credentials than Xi", said Mohan Malik, a professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies at Honolulu in the United States to TOI. (more...)
Price of gas jumps again as long weekend approaches Price of gas jumps again as long weekend approaches
- September 03, 2017

On Friday morning, GasBuddy posted prices of $1.10 a litre in Ottawa, less than $1.08 a litre in Toronto and less than 97 cents a litre in Calgary. The Ontario average is 1.20. A gas shortage in the USA could spill over into Canada, McTeague told Global News . Prices are expected to remain high until refineries resume normal operation, the timing of which is still unknown. (more...)
North Korea's belligerent stand could spark large-scale conflict, warns Putin
- September 02, 2017

In an article published on the Kremlin's website on September 1, Putin obliquely criticized US warnings of potential military action and said stepping up the pressure on Pyongyang won't solve the problem. "We have a common goal - denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, so that neither the North nor the South, the US and us [Russia] have nuclear weapons", Lavrov said. (more...)
Rohingya crisis deepens as 50000 flee Rohingya crisis deepens as 50000 flee
- September 02, 2017

The plight of the ethnic minority group has drawn worldwide criticism, most notably for national leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. The plight of the Rohingya made global headlines in 2015 when thousands of Rohingya were left stranded on boats in southeast Asia with no food or water because no country was willing to welcome them. (more...)
Turkish leaders call for end to violence in Myanmar in Eid messages Turkish leaders call for end to violence in Myanmar in Eid messages
- September 02, 2017

From the time of the UPA government, when the Myanmar junta was cooperating with India on flushing out safe havens for Northeast militants, New Delhi has always felt it "unwise" to make any statements that would be perceived in Myanmar as "pro-Rohingya". (more...)
Kathy Castor: It'll be 'colossal error' for Donald Trump to dump DACA Kathy Castor: It'll be 'colossal error' for Donald Trump to dump DACA
- September 01, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing whether to end protections for 800,000 people like Ms. Alvarez who were brought to the country illegally as children. "This is earth shattering for so many affected by it", she said after hearing the report . An announcement on the program could come as soon as this week. (more...)
Bruce Springsteen extends upcoming Broadway run until February 2018 Bruce Springsteen extends upcoming Broadway run until February 2018
- September 01, 2017

As tickets went on sale and sold out Wednesday, Springsteen said that his residency would run through February 3 - more than two months longer than originally planned. As stated on the website, those who already registered for the first presale do not have to re-register, nor will re-registration increase their chances of receiving a code or purchasing tickets. (more...)
Trump calls for diplomatic measures to resolve Qatar crisis Trump calls for diplomatic measures to resolve Qatar crisis
- September 01, 2017

Russia's foreign minister is in Kuwait for the first leg in a three-nation tour of Gulf Arab states over the ongoing Qatar diplomatic crisis. Mariah's two neighbours who had vowed to look after her throughout their stay in Saudi Arabia have also been included in the VIP list to ensure that she is comfortable and at ease. (more...)
Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets? Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets?
- August 31, 2017

Two pups rest after being rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey . PETA has been busy warning families in the affected areas about the storm, encouraging them to take their animals indoors and not leave them behind in the event of an evacuation. (more...)
United States most likely to say Iran non-compliant with nuke deal United States most likely to say Iran non-compliant with nuke deal
- August 31, 2017

The Iranian President also used the opportunity to discuss the 2005 Nuclear deal and address recent concerns regarding whether United Nations inspectors would be allowed to inspect Iran's military sites. demands for access to Iran's military sites are aimed at politicizing the JCPOA and that issues pertaining to Tehran's defense capabilities are non-negotiable. (more...)
US Missile Defense Test Hits and a Miss US Missile Defense Test Hits and a Miss
- August 31, 2017

It was reported that the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua'i launched the target missile late yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 29. "Earlier this year, our customer requested an enhanced capability to deal with a sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile threat", said Mike Campisi, Raytheon's SM-6 senior program director. (more...)
Bangladesh Register Historic Test Win Over Australia Bangladesh Register Historic Test Win Over Australia
- August 31, 2017

Bangladesh , ranked a lowly ninth in Tests, are seeking their first-ever win over Australia in what is only their fifth Test meeting. "It was a great test match, credit to Bangladesh the way they played", he said. Australia's middle order collapse was typified when Glenn Maxwell was bowled out on the first ball after lunch with plenty of time to chase down Bangladesh's 264 total. (more...)
Six Family Members Found Dead In Missing Van - Houston Police Six Family Members Found Dead In Missing Van - Houston Police
- August 31, 2017

Residents cross high water on North Braeswood Blvd to escape the flooding from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston . Authorities have not confirmed the incident, but the relatives said the van was submerged in the rushing waters and the six - four children and their great-grandparents - are feared dead. (more...)