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Bush calls Trump policy shifts 'abhorrent' Bush calls Trump policy shifts 'abhorrent'
- August 28, 2016

It's one thing to take a stand against illegal immigration because, as Trump said early in his campaign, without laws and borders, you don't have a country. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Rep. Steve King of Iowa denounced that legislation as "amnesty" that would reward criminals and scofflaws living illegally in this country and taking advantage of schools and social services. (more...)
Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
- August 28, 2016

Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 26). Jolinda Wade said it was the second child her sister has lost to gun violence. Wade's nephew Darin Johnson was one of six people shot by two gunmen in a South Side convenience store in 2012. Chicago had recorded 381 homicides by the end of July, up 30 percent from the same period of 2015. (more...)
Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen
- August 27, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, 25 August, announced a new peace initiative to resume the Yemen peace talks, giving the Houthi rebels a chance to participate in the country's unity government and solve a complex 17-month conflict. (more...)
GCSE results 2016: Queenswood School
- August 27, 2016

A further 97 students achieved A* or A grades in 8 of their subjects. Eliza, from Wanborough, said: "They're even better than I was hoping for, I'm really happy with them". With 55 per cent of students achieving grades that comprise the English Baccalaureate - being the second highest ever. However, the number of students gaining A* - C grade in English rose by seven per cent to 85 per cent compared to last year's figures. (more...)
Hamilton excited about starting Belgian GP from back of grid
- August 27, 2016

They have stated they expect him to start from the back of the field or very close to it, while they and Hamilton had previously acknowledged that they would have to take the penalties, with the decision expected here or at the next round in Monza - both circuits from which recovery drives based on the Mercedes' strong power advantage can be made. (more...)
Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations
- August 27, 2016

President Barack Obama's chief spokesman Josh Earnest said the Turkish assault was "an indication of important progress" in the campaign against ISIS. YPG forces, which make up a crucial portion of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have been regularly supported by the U.S.in the past. The alliance has made steady progress pushing east, capturing ISIS-held areas with support from U.S. (more...)
Mullion pupils celebrate 'record breaking' results
- August 27, 2016

I am going to Rochdale Sixth Form to study dance, PE, psychology and biology. Ross McIntyre, 16, from Westcliff achieved 13 A*s. GCSE students at Prestatyn High School also raised the bar with some outstanding individual performances. "I was nervous but mainly feel relief all the hard work wasn't for nothing". "They attended so many extra lessons after school and at weekends to ensure the very best results possible". (more...)
Kumble says India ready for daunting T20 challenge
- August 27, 2016

But the critical point is you (have to) play some good cricket. It is something to focus on. West Indies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite says he remains in negotiations with more than one KFC Big Bash League club as the sixth edition of the tournament draws near. (more...)
Unsuccessful Rio athletes face coal mine banishment
- August 27, 2016

North Korea upgraded security at its Sohae Satellite Launching Station, according to 38 North, a website run by the U.S. -Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies that monitors Pyongyang, on Thursday. (more...)
India vs West Indies, 1st T20I Preview
- August 27, 2016

He was sacked in what he claimed was a "30-second phone call" and replaced by Brathwaite who etched his name into West Indies cricket folklore by smashing four sixes in the final over against England to win this year's World T20 final in Mumbai. (more...)
SAfrican judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence SAfrican judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence
- August 27, 2016

The athlete prepared his crime by arming himself before walking towards the bathroom, intending to kill a human being without there being a credible threat, according to the prosecutor. Pistorius' lawyer, Advocate Barry Roux, took his client's first year in prison and house arrest into account, saying it amounted to eight years. "This process has been exhausted beyond the point of exhaustion", he added, accusing the prosecution of sending Pistorius "like a ping pong ball between courts". (more...)
Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms
- August 27, 2016

The FDA previously advised screening only in areas with active Zika transmission, like parts of Florida and throughout Puerto Rico. Zika virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes, which can be found in Georgia. (more...)
Yellen: Case for raising rates has strengthened 'in recent months'
- August 27, 2016

In an address to an annual gathering of central bankers in Wyoming, Yellen took note of strong job growth, saying gradual increases in the Fed's benchmark rate in the coming years should be expected. As of June, for example, the median estimate among them for the federal-funds rate at the end of 2017 was 1.625% and the median estimate for 2018 was 2.375%. (more...)
Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
- August 26, 2016

The Trump campaign told NBC News that the rent just happened to increase after they started getting more donations because the campaign is expanding. "I don't agree with that ". "Clearly he doesn't want to talk to the black community, he wants to talk at the black community", he said. "I've always had great relationships with the African-American community", Trump told the group , which included his former rival Ben Carson and South Carolina Pastor Mark Burns. (more...)
Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal
- August 26, 2016

The next step is up to the Colombian people: President Juan Manuel Santos says he'll be holding a referendum on October 2, with a yes-or-no vote on the agreement. Several top rebel commanders were killed and its ranks thinned by half to the current 7,000 guerrillas. "Therefore, we urge the Colombian government to take action to dismantle these groups, including investigating, prosecuting and sanctioning any public official collaborating with these groups, to ensure non repetition". (more...)
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host of next Summer Games Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host of next Summer Games
- August 26, 2016

Although, the demand for silver is extremely high and it remains to be seen whether or not Japan will be able to recycle enough of the metal in time for the games. French prosecutors have also launched an investigation into alleged bribes linked to Tokyo's winning Olympic bid, which organisers have denied. Koike is a newly elected governor of Tokyo who has pledged to examine the spiraling costs to avoid saddling taxpayers with debt and building white elephants. (more...)
Three dead, one injured in Toronto area, crossbow found nearby
- August 26, 2016

One of those had seemingly been hit by the crossbow, and an injured person had been taken into custody. Officers arrived at a home in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough and found two people without vital signs. Haque said she was surprised this happened in her usually tranquil neighbourhood, adding that most of the people who live on that street are seniors. (more...)
Israel clears troops of crimes in 2014 Gaza war Israel clears troops of crimes in 2014 Gaza war
- August 26, 2016

The army added that one of the family members, Nazmi Zoroub, was a senior commander of the terror group and other Hamas agents were present as well. Adel Zoroub, whose sister's home was destroyed, has rejected Israel's findings. The military said the building targeted by the strike that killed the family was a Hamas command centre, a claim refuted by relatives of those killed. (more...)
Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe
- August 26, 2016

The National Weather Service reported a "confirmed large and destructive tornado" hit about 10 miles east of Kokomo, or about 40 miles north of Indianapolis. 24, 2016. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence hugged and chatted with residents in a neighborhood where the damage seemed to skip some homes altogether. More than 22,000 customers were without power north of Indianapolis, Duke Energy reported. (more...)
US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric
- August 26, 2016

Gulen, an influential Islamist leader who has written more than 40 books and runs a worldwide network of businesses and schools, has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999, when he fled Turkey under accusations of extremist Islamist activities. (more...)
Co-op between India and Afghan should not be against Pak: FO Co-op between India and Afghan should not be against Pak: FO
- August 26, 2016

Wani was hailed as a martyr by Pakistan, which also tried to internationalise the Kashmir issue with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the country's foreign office writing to a host of countries besides the United Nations, while India has been maintaining that Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the Valley is the root cause of the turbulence. (more...)
Duterte:'It will be bloody' if Philippine territory breached
- August 26, 2016

Formal talks with China on South China Sea territorial dispute may start this year, according to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he called on Beijing to open the Scarborough Shoal to Filipino fisherman. Ties between China and the Philippines soured over the countries' maritime dispute in the South China Sea. And we will not give it to them easily ", he said. (more...)
Road Accident Is First Pokemon-Go Related Death in Japan
- August 26, 2016

Meanwhile Igawa survived the accident, although reports indicate the injuries she sustained were grave. Players of Pokemon Go are finding critters everywhere, including some places that are considered to be hallowed ground and inappropriate for gaming. (more...)
Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Nats host Orioles Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Nats host Orioles
- August 26, 2016

The announcement came just hours before Strasburg was to take the mound in the series opener at Camden Yards. Fresh off winning four gold medals and a silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Ledecky was at Nationals Park to throw out the first pitch before Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. (more...)
Sena takes a dig at Bhagwat's Hindu population comment Sena takes a dig at Bhagwat's Hindu population comment
- August 26, 2016

During an interaction with teachers in Agra on Saturday, Bhagwat had said: "Which law in Bharat stops Hindus from producing more children? ". "No one has ever stopped anyone from producing more children; this is not a relevant question". (more...)

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