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Efforts on to secure release of Assam BJP leaders's son Efforts on to secure release of Assam BJP leaders's son
- August 25, 2016

The ULFA-I had in a recent release admitted to have abducted Kuldeep. The ULFA (I) leader informed them that without the ransom, Kuldip's release is not possible. Kuldeep was reportedly abducted by the ULFA militants on August 1. "I request my parents, Bolin Chetia and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to get me released", Kuldeep is seen saying in the video. (more...)
British man accused in Bali police death confesses to fight British man accused in Bali police death confesses to fight
- August 25, 2016

It was a momentous change to his earlier story of being bitten while trying to help a man lying in the sand. Regional police chief Hadi Purnomo said: "As a police officer being searched by a member of the community, the officer was offended". (more...)
India names Urjit Patel as next central bank governor
- August 25, 2016

The controversy surrounding Mr Rajan's decision to go back to academia after his term expires on September 4, had unsettled investors both domestically and internationally. Patel's elevation to the governor's post indicates that contrary to popular perception, the government had no issues with Raghuram Rajan's policies, which came in for heavy flak from many quarters. (more...)
Pentagon says U.S. jets supported Turkey in Jarabulus
- August 25, 2016

The initial focus has been an ISIS-held border town called Jarablus, Peter reports . Biden, who flew into Turkey, a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally with the alliance's second-biggest armed forces, on a pre-planned trip hours after the operation began, tried to soothe Turkish concerns about Kurdish territorial gains in Syria. (more...)
Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe's 'fantastic' mix
- August 24, 2016

Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett , Henrik Stenson, Chris Wood, Sergio Garcia , Justin Rose, Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Andy Sullivan are the other automatic European qualifiers. Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer are all-but certain to make the final cut. Clarke is scheduled to announce his three picks on August 29 after the Denmark event. (more...)
Clinton Calls GOP Attacks on Her Health 'Wacky Strategy'
- August 24, 2016

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said Tuesday it "seems like" the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not fully investigated the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under Hillary Clinton's leadership. "Donald Trump needs to come clean with voters about his complex network of for-profit businesses that are hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to big banks, including the state-owned Bank of China, and other business groups with ties to the Kremlin", Podesta said. (more...)
States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
- August 24, 2016

And he appeared to agree with Texas' assertion that the guidelines "hold a gun to the head" of local school districts. Denniston has covered the Supreme Court since 1958. They are non-binding, and not following them will not have legal consequences. Thus, he said, those guidelines are both "legislative and substantive" and that the public should have been given an opportunity to comment on those guidelines. (more...)
Wildfire Updates: Blue Cut Fire, Clayton Fire, Soberanes Fire
- August 24, 2016

Following a wildfire, a melted McDonald's sign stands outside a restaurant in Cajon Junction, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Scenes of destruction were everywhere Thursday after a huge wildfire sped through mountains and hi. Elsewhere, the fire's growth was limited because flames had reduced the land to a moonscape. "We have seen that throughout the state this year", said Miller, who is assigned to San Bernardino National Forest. (more...)
Second-grade teacher's homework policy goes viral Second-grade teacher's homework policy goes viral
- August 24, 2016

One study published previous year found that first and second-grade children were being assigned three times the homework load recommended by the National Education Association (NEA). Brandy Young - setting an example for teachers everywhere. . "Share your values and your concerns with your teacher if you feel like your child is doing too much homework, and ask the goal of it". (more...)
Philippines war on drugs: '1900 killed' amid crackdown
- August 24, 2016

The IMIS recommended the filing of charges against Pagdilao and Tinio after circumstantial, testimonial and direct evidence gathered were deemed strong to charge the two generals administratively. "I admit many are dying but our campaign, now, we have the momentum", national police chief Ronald dela Rosa told the opening on Monday of a Senate inquiry into the killings. (more...)
Clinton commits to visiting Louisiana flood sites Clinton commits to visiting Louisiana flood sites
- August 24, 2016

The former secretary of state told CNN Monday she would plan her trip to Louisiana "at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response". Criticism of Obama's concern about the disaster is "politically motivated" and not reflective of the federal government's work to help Louisiana , he said. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan links coup suspects, PKK to bomb attacks Turkey's Erdogan links coup suspects, PKK to bomb attacks
- August 24, 2016

The government has vowed to press on with its campaign to eradicate the PKK from eastern Turkey, despite the ongoing purge in the army to rid it of those connected to last month's failed coup attempt . Early Thursday, a vehicle bomb blew up at police headquarters in the eastern city of Elazig , killing five people including three police and injuring more than 200 people. (more...)
Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules
- August 24, 2016

A spokeswoman for the Texas attorney general's office said the state would file in the Wichita Falls-based district court Tuesday morning. However, I know that the governor, who introduced this bill into law, has been very firm that transgender students, students with different sexual orientations, just a whole host of other students who are different than others, should be protected from discrimination and harassment under law. (more...)
Clinton campaign manager: Foundation contributions will take 'time to adjust'
- August 24, 2016

The former president announced Thursday during a meeting with members of the Clinton Foundation that the organization would no longer accept foreign or corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins the election. The rash of charges finally has had the effect of the Clintons virtually announcing their disassociation with the Foundation if Hillary wins the White House, although critics remain unimpressed. (more...)
Trump Flip-Flops On Immigration
- August 24, 2016

Trump stated, "I would be very, very strong and be a cheerleader for the police". He said the outgoing President Barack Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country using the existing laws and same was done by his predecessor George Bush. (more...)
Tom Brady back at Patriots practice Tuesday
- August 24, 2016

When the mishap occurred, Brady said he yelled out a word he "wouldn't repeat in front of my kids". "You don't know what's coming.We prepare, but obviously we get to walk through the looks we're going to get, but when you get out there you've got to make good decisions and go play quarterback the way I've always tried to do". (more...)
DreamWorks Animation: Ann Daly Out, Bonnie Arnold & Mireille Soria In DreamWorks Animation: Ann Daly Out, Bonnie Arnold & Mireille Soria In
- August 24, 2016

The co-presidents of DreamWorks Feature Animation, Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, will report to Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley. Universal's announcement clarifies the management structure for the company as it transitions to new ownership and is a something of a surprise. (more...)
Elizabeth May staying on as Green Party Leader Elizabeth May staying on as Green Party Leader
- August 24, 2016

She said that over a recent holiday, she considered her options, including stepping down. "Consensus decision-making works better than winner-take-all decision making". Here's what else she had to say about her decision. The author of seven books, she was executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada between 1989 and 2006, when she successfully ran for leadership of the Green Party of Canada. (more...)
In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
- August 24, 2016

A major wildfire is threatening nearly 2,000 structures in central California's San Luis Obispo County. It's one of four fires burning in Yellowstone, and warm, windy weather was expected again Monday. Meanwhile, a 58-square-mile fire that destroyed 105 homes in Southern California was nearly entirely contained and all evacuation orders were lifted. (more...)
Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
- August 24, 2016

The silver medalist crossed his wrists in an attempt to draw global attention to recent deadly protests in his home region, Oromia. After the race, Lilesa said he feared he would face consequences if he returned home. CNN could not immediately confirm this statement. "This game of numbers has no merit", he said. "Oromo people now protest what is right, for peace, for a place", Lilesa said. (more...)
Nitish meets PM over flood situation in Bihar Nitish meets PM over flood situation in Bihar
- August 24, 2016

Ganga was flowing above danger mark at six places in Digha ghat, Gandhi Ghat, Hathidah in Patna, Bhagalpur and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, and in certain points of Munger district and Buxar district, it said. Former Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi has slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over lack of relief and rehabilitation work going on the ground for the flood affected people. (more...)
Niger Delta Avengers announces ceasefire Niger Delta Avengers announces ceasefire
- August 24, 2016

Like other militant groups, the Avengers has apparently split, making it hard for the government to identify the right people to talk to. They have vowed to resume fighting if the current window for talks expires and the government fails to address their demands. (more...)
US service member killed in Afghanistan US service member killed in Afghanistan
- August 24, 2016

The wounded American is in stable condition, the Pentagon said . The fighting in Helmand comes as Afghan troops are stretched on several other battlefronts across Afghanistan - including the eastern province of Nangarhar, where the Islamic State group is making inroads. (more...)
Laura Marano & Gabby Douglas to Judge Miss America 2017! Laura Marano & Gabby Douglas to Judge Miss America 2017!
- August 24, 2016

Douglas said she is excited about the event and that "the contestants are a great example of strong women across the US". ABC confirms that Laura Marano and Gabby Douglas will join previously confirmed judges Mark Cuban, Sara Foster , Cole Swindell , and Sharlene Wells Hawkes . (more...)
Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack
- August 23, 2016

Graves, 2, was visiting the Grand Floridian with is family in June when they headed to the lagoon for a beachside showing of Zootopia . We continue to pray for the Graves family. It was the first fatal unprovoked alligator attack in the 66 years that records have been kept in Orange County, Florida. Most human attacks involve larger gators, over nine feet. (more...)

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