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Third French Town Bans 'Burkini' Swimwear After Tense Clash
- August 18, 2016

Many have questioned the legality of the recent burkini bans. Critics say the bans are discriminatory and could worsen tensions. He is the first mayor to ban burkinis , describing the measure as necessary to "protect the population". Islamic State (Isil) extremists have cited these bans as one of their justifications for targeting France , which has been hit by a string of jihadist attacks over the last 19 months that have left the country on edge and fretting over home-grown religious ... (more...)
Turkish prosecutors seek 2 life sentences for Gulen
- August 18, 2016

Thank you for reading and relying on TulsaWorld.com for your news and information. A prosecutor in the western province of Usak has submitted the first indictment formally accusing Gulen of masterminding the coup plot, the state-run Anadolu Agency said . (more...)
North Korean diplomat in United Kingdom defects, highest ranked ever to flee
- August 18, 2016

Thae defected due to discontent with the regime of Kim Jong Un in North Korea and for the future of his child, ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told a news conference. The rate of defections has fallen under Kim Jong-un, partly because of tightened borders and a slightly improved economy, but it has increased so far in 2016. (more...)
Multiple People Suffer Shock Injuries On Ride In New London Multiple People Suffer Shock Injuries On Ride In New London
- August 18, 2016

All six people were transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital to treat minor injuries, police said. State police said a 4-year-old girl, a 7-year-old girl, two 10-year-old boys and Victor Williams, of Wauregan, were injured. The six victims, who were all treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, said they also felt the same tingling. All rides at Ocean Beach Park will remain shut down until local and state inspectors can determined what caused the shock, according to state ... (more...)
Zambia's President Leads in Early Election Results
- August 17, 2016

A high voter turnout and delays in transmitting results from regional centers has held up the release of tallies, commission Chairman Esau Chulu said Saturday. PF spokesman Frank Bwalya dismissed Hichilema's earlier visit to the vote-counting centre as a publicity stunt. Meanwhile, the opposition UPND are protesting the outcome of the election saying it was rigged. (more...)
Louisiana flooding: 8 more parishes declared federal disaster
- August 17, 2016

Some cities, like Baton Rouge, started door-to-door checks on residents. In Ascension Parish , residents began bracing for the worst as water began creeping over major roadways Monday night. Flooding has been going on for two days. In some areas, clean-up work was already beginning. The "historic" storm leaves many homes under water. (more...)
President Obama 'Tired' of Talking About Donald Trump
- August 17, 2016

Obama pointedly did not mention Donald Trump by name and said he's exhausted of talking about the Republican candidate. "Frankly I'm exhausted of talking about her opponent", Obama told 60 donors who had paid $10,000 to attend the fundraiser. (more...)
DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier to Step Down, Head NFL Security DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier to Step Down, Head NFL Security
- August 17, 2016

Cathy Lanier, who became Washington, D.C.'s first female police chief in 2007, announced on Tuesday she will step down next month to oversee security for the National Football League. During Lanier's tenure as Chief of Police, there has been a decrease in the number of homicides in District of Columbia as well as the outstanding homicide closure rate. (more...)
India's Modi lashes out at Pakistan, Pakistan hits back India's Modi lashes out at Pakistan, Pakistan hits back
- August 17, 2016

World's largest democracy n being a responsible neighbor, India shd intervene in Balochistan. "It requires a political solution, through serious negotiations between India and Pakista", he said . Another officer said that two of the attackers are believed to have died in the gunfight in the Nowhatta locality of Srinagar although there would be no confirmation until their bodies were recovered. (more...)
Hot conditions with a chance of thunderstorms Monday Hot conditions with a chance of thunderstorms Monday
- August 17, 2016

Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Cincinnatians hoping for a reprieve from the late summer showers are unlikely to receive one. Chance of rain 30%. Dew points in sticky mid to upper 60s will be common over much of southern and central Minnesota this afternoon through Wednesday . (more...)
Local Red Cross volunteers help Louisiana flood victims Local Red Cross volunteers help Louisiana flood victims
- August 17, 2016

Local officials have reported making more than 20,000 water rescues, and are estimating that 10,000 homes have been damaged. The Red Cross is sending Emergency Response Vehicles, volunteers , thousands of shelf-stable meals and shelter and kitchen support trailers to Louisiana . (more...)
Usain Bolt blames slow 100m time on Olympic schedule Usain Bolt blames slow 100m time on Olympic schedule
- August 17, 2016

In the recent past, 100-meter sprinters have been given more than two hours between semifinals and finals. "I was a little exhausted, but it was a morning session and I'm not a very good morning person, " Bolt said. Can she make it four golds in Rio? When [Bolt] went past me, you know, this happens in 9 1/2 seconds, and I kind of knew at the 70-meter mark he was going to probably be ahead of the rest. (more...)
Ellen DeGeneres responds to racism accusations following Usain Bolt tweet
- August 17, 2016

She shared the photo above with the caption, " This is how I'm running errands from now on ", leading many Twitter users to question her intent. Several people of color stepped in to defend DeGeneres, and she also responded by very matter-of-factly stating she is not racist. (more...)
Houston mother jailed after drowning children, hiding bodies under neighbor's house
- August 16, 2016

At one point the man asked where Thomas' kids were, and that's when she reportedly confessed to having drowned them in a bathtub two days before. Thomas allegedly told an acquaintance that she drowned her children in a bathtub and then left them under a neighbor's home when she found burying them to be too hard, Houston police spokesman Kese Smith told reporters. (more...)
IS loses control of Manbij city in Syria
- August 16, 2016

The Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters backed by USA air power, announced on Sunday "the creation of the Al-Bab Military Council", with the aim of liberating the town and the region around it. The SDF began an assault in May on Manbij, on a key jihadist supply route between the Turkish border and I.S.'s de facto Syrian capital Raqa. The SDF launched its offensive in late May to capture Manbij, and was supported by USA -led airstrikes. (more...)
Trump goes on tear against media, not Clinton
- August 16, 2016

CT has not been in Republican hands since George H.W. Bush won the state in 1988. Trump is also expected to propose a new immigration policy under which the US would stop issuing visas in cases where adequate screenings can't be performed. (more...)
18-year-old shot, officer injured in second night of Milwaukee protests
- August 16, 2016

MILWAUKEE-Tension flared again overnight in Milwaukee, with one person shot and a police officer injured in the second night of riots triggered by the fatal shooting of a suspect by an officer. At some point during the brief chase, Smith turned toward the officer with the gun in his hand, Flynn said, citing the video. Flynn said that while police came under fire Sunday night, "none of our officers returned fire". (more...)
70th I-Day: Google dedicates celebratory doodle for India's tryst with destiny 70th I-Day: Google dedicates celebratory doodle for India's tryst with destiny
- August 16, 2016

Having tricolor on your Facebook Cover Photo or WhatsApp Display Picture is one of the most awesome thing you can do to celebrate the day. India got Independence from British colonialism. Let us honour them today and always. "Liberty is always unsafe, but it is the safest thing we have - Happy Indian Independence Day". Wishing you the greetings of the 70th Independence Day! Wishing you the greetings of 70th Independence Day! Carried with care, coated with pride, dipped in love, fly in ... (more...)
Man harpooned during brawl over burkini beach photos
- August 16, 2016

The mayor told the Telegraph that the incident started when a tourist took a photo of women wearing burkinis. The burkini bans have sparked controversy as tensions have grown this northern summer between Muslims of North African origin and others in communities in the south of France, in particular after the massacre of 85 people in Nice a month ago by a Tunisian truck driver. (more...)
'It's Not Over': 3 Dead in 'Historic' Louisiana Flooding
- August 16, 2016

Best said the water is still rising. Approximately 18,000 people have been rescued so far from the flooding, Bryan Lee of the Louisiana State Police confirmed to ABC News. The City of Baton Rouge allowed the state to open the River Center as a shelter Sunday night. Walters said the Red Cross is also looking for volunteers. (more...)
PM blames Pak for crisis in Kashmir
- August 16, 2016

The Home Minister said all parties spoke in one voice and there was consensus that no compromise should be made as far as dealing with terrorism is concerned. Though the Centre has advised the security forces for utmost restraint, but it's the forces who will decide how to deal with the situation. "If the need be, India will expose "atrocities" carried out by Pakistan in Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir". (more...)
Trump to call for new ideological test for admission to US
- August 16, 2016

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Monday it's time to "chart a new course" in the battle against "radical Islamic terrorism", though much of what he proposed is similar to the course already set by President Obama. and other western countries. Mr Trump is still facing a backlash for repeatedly describing President Barack Obama and his Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton, as "founders" of Islamic State. (more...)
McConnell calls GOP Senate chances 'very dicey'
- August 16, 2016

In his latest remarks, the real estate mogul called Clinton and president Barack Obama the "co-founders" of the militant group calling itself Islamic State. Thomson also said she expected the party to "strong arm" those who support the effort into removing that support after the fact, but she said the group will continue to fight for a different nominee until all of their options are exhausted. (more...)
Trump looking to institute political tests for immigrants
- August 16, 2016

That set off Trump on a Twitter rant Sunday morning. Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight polls-only and polls-plus model projects that if Clinton wins New Hampshire, it could push her to victory , even if she loses in major swing states like OH and Florida. (more...)
Clinton in Philadelphia Tuesday, with Biden in Scranton Monday
- August 16, 2016

Trump has called for a ban on foreign Muslims entering the United States. Biden's debut campaign speech was one part character witness for Clinton, and two parts scared straight on Trump. Biden said of Trump, calling him "totally unqualified" to be president. Clinton and Biden spoke ahead of Trump's national security address in OH, taking turns to raise questions about the business mogul's ability to represent the nation overseas. (more...)

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