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Australian state becomes first to permanently ban fracking Australian state becomes first to permanently ban fracking
- September 01, 2016

Farmers and environmental groups are anxious that groundwater reserves could be depleted or contaminated by both conventional and unconventional onshore gas drilling. Victorian government has permanently banned fracking in the state. The Victorian Government said it will undertake the most extensive scientific, technical and environmental studies in Australia on the risks, benefits and impacts of onshore gas. (more...)
Debate on Racism Opened following Incidents in South African School Debate on Racism Opened following Incidents in South African School
- September 01, 2016

The organization also asked to handle this problem together to face underlaying racism in a school system that was previously exclusive to white people. Pupils from Lawson Brown High School in Port Elizabeth also protested on Tuesday over alleged racist attacks regarding their natural hair. Instead of blocking the students, why not address them if the goal is in fact to make actual progress? Its code of conduct has a detailed list of rules about hair, but does not specifically mention the ... (more...)
GOP presidential nominee Trump plans major ad buy Monday
- August 31, 2016

Trump will be speaking at the only African American owned and operated national Christian television network, The Impact Network", Burns said in the statement. "It was created to bring how I feel a very real reality as to why the Democratic Party , and how I view it and have interpreted it, have been pandering and using black people just for their votes", he said. (more...)
Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction
- August 31, 2016

In calling her a flight risk, the judge ordered Kane, 50, to surrender her passport and threatened to jail her if she retaliated against the once-trusted aides who testified against her. "I'm glad that the commonwealth will have a new attorney general that can begin to fix the damage done to that office", Christiana said. "This is another example of Clinton World promising ethical behavior and yet not following through.No one running for the highest office in the land should be above the law, ... (more...)
Reid asks FBI to probe threat of Russian election tampering
- August 31, 2016

Reid said that the threat of Russian government tampering in the election was "more extensive than widely known and may include the intent to falsify official election results". Democrats have been painting Trump as a friend of the Russian government, which has a tense working relationship with the U.S., for much of the campaign. (more...)
Chicago police recommend 7 officers fired in McDonald case
- August 31, 2016

The Chicago Tribune reports that in legal filings Herbert asked prosecutors to specify how his client acted "without legal authority" when he shot McDonald. Activist Jedidiah Brown says Superintendent Eddie Johnson's announcement Thursday shows he's serious about reforms. In 2014, Jason Van Dyke, a Chicago police officer, shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. (more...)
GMC updates Canyon lineup with new V-6, additional trim levels GMC updates Canyon lineup with new V-6, additional trim levels
- August 31, 2016

Denali is a premium version of GMC models that offers additional features and up-level trim for a higher price. Maximum towing capacity with the V-6 remains unchanged from past year at 7,000 pounds. For those who prefer something a bit more rugged, GMC is adding the Canyon All Terrain X. This model appears to be targeting the midsize pickup segment-leading Toyota Tacoma. (more...)
Philippines Says China Must Recognize South China Sea Ruling
- August 31, 2016

The president said that doing so could only lead to the suspension of talks between the two governments. Raising the issue at a summit in Laos of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, together with China, the United States and Japan, would compound China's anger. (more...)
LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'
- August 31, 2016

LePage, whose second and final term as governor ends in 2019, told reporters last week that his repeated mentioning of the race of drug traffickers is relevant because when you go to war, "you shoot at the enemy". "I still believe that way", said LePage. He said he planned to meet Mr Gattine and make amends, and will meet with friends and advisors before deciding his next course of action. (more...)
More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina
- August 31, 2016

In the book (and TV movie and upcoming big screen film adaptation), Pennywise lures children to their death. A few Greenville County residents found a mysterious note on their apartment doors that has them anxious about the safety of the area. (more...)
Leak Not from Out Side, Says MDL On Scorpene Leak
- August 31, 2016

The data leak has prompted India to order probe into the matter. An Australian newspaper published Wednesday more than 22,000 pages relating to the submarine's combat capabilities. "Matter has been taken up with the DG of Armaments of the French Government". Navy sources of India said that the leak has took place "outside India", they are confident about the fact that the documents appeared to be in different configurations than what was finalized for India, and strongly implied that "the ... (more...)
DISTURBING: Mom accused of killing daughter with crucifix DISTURBING: Mom accused of killing daughter with crucifix
- August 31, 2016

Juanita Gomez, 49 , allegedly shoved the cross attached to a medallion down her 33-year-old daughter Geneva's throat - until she saw blood come out. "[Geneva] was lying on her back with the cross on her chest", he said. Gomez reportedly had bruises and swelling on her arms and hands. Geneva Gomez's ex-boyfriend, Francisco Merlos, told the Oklahoman that he was the one who alerted authorities to her death. (more...)
Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates
- August 31, 2016

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 673 people, including 324 in August alone, according to Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel to the President. The latest round of commutations is part of Obama's efforts to help those who have been hit with lengthy prison sentences in the government's decades-long war on drugs. (more...)
Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed' Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'
- August 31, 2016

Chessy Prout , who was sexually assaulted on campus at New Hampshire's St. Paul's School , spoke out for the first time Tuesday. Owen Labrie, accused of rape in a senior ritual at the school, was convicted of misdemeanor charges. Yet upon returning, Prout told of the on-campus atmosphere being hostile, with upperclassmen boys refused to talk to her and school officials, according to Prout taking the situation lightly. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn looks to Bernie Sanders for 'digital manifesto' inspiration Jeremy Corbyn looks to Bernie Sanders for 'digital manifesto' inspiration
- August 31, 2016

The Labour leader is using social media to appeal to activists, particularly younger voters, in his fight against challenger Owen Smith. Tough new laws are needed to protect people's online privacy, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted. (more...)
Active Tropics in the Atlantic as Peak Hurricane Season Begins Active Tropics in the Atlantic as Peak Hurricane Season Begins
- August 31, 2016

Tropical Depression 8 moved closer to the North Carolina coast on Tuesday morning but didn't have its act together enough to be upgraded to a tropical storm. "As of now there are no tropical storm watches or warnings issued for Florida". Forecasters are also watching another tropical depression nearing the Carolina coast. (more...)
Kurdish-Led Syrian Forces Report Turkish Air Raids on Bases
- August 30, 2016

However, Turkey's offensive has so far focused mostly on targeting forces allied to the Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition that includes YPG, an Observatory source said. Pro-government Addounia TV said nine government soldiers abducted in Daraya were freed Saturday as part of the deal, in which the rebels handed over control of the area in exchange for safe passage out. (more...)
Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat
- August 30, 2016

Both Russia and Syria's al-Assad regime approve of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, because it's the only thing preventing the Kurds from taking control of the entire northern region and declaring the independent Kurdish state of Rojava. (more...)
German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed
- August 30, 2016

The refusal of some European Union countries to accept Muslim refugees is "unacceptable", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as her government called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc. The survey of 501 voters had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. While many Germans have welcomed the new arrivals, a growing number claim the country can not cope with integrating them and risks losing its identity. (more...)
Clinton attacks Trump's outreach to black voters in new ad Clinton attacks Trump's outreach to black voters in new ad
- August 30, 2016

Pierson said Trump is merely using different words to describe his immigration plan. Pence also hit Clinton running mate Tim Kaine for comparing Trump's values to those of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacist David Duke, and accused Clinton - who said last week that Trump built his campaign on prejudice - of casting Trump's supporters as bigots. (more...)
Kerry arrives for Bangladesh talks amid terrorism concerns
- August 30, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday for talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on tackling local Islamist extremists following a wave of deadly attacks. Kerry rejected that criticism, saying he does not believe that "the government of a Bangladesh has its head in the sand". But numerous perpetrators of a string of attacks over the past two years that have killed atheist bloggers, foreign aid workers and religious minorities remain at large. (more...)
Australia plan for vote on gay marriage hits stumbling block
- August 30, 2016

Lobby group Australian Marriage Equality said today it had spoken to MPs across all political parties and urged the forging of some kind of consensus. Plebiscites and referendums - legally-binding popular votes - rarely manage to change the status quo in Australia. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addressed his party room this morning, continuing to play his cards close to his chest but signalling continuing concerns. (more...)
Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions
- August 30, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister's office in Dhaka , Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. US officials say Kerry will continue to urge dialogue between India and Pakistan over the dispute, the cause of two of three wars between the nations. (more...)
Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives
- August 30, 2016

Ortiz said he asked the man to sit down while he spoke to the conductor, but that he walked down the platform and jumped onto the tracks, saying he didn't want to go to jail. Ortiz radioed about the approaching train and tried to lead the man out of the way, but he resisted. On Sunday, the New Jersey Transit Police Department issued a statementt calling Ortiz a hero. (more...)
US calls on Turkey, Syria Kurds to halt clashes US calls on Turkey, Syria Kurds to halt clashes
- August 30, 2016

Speaking during the briefing, "We do not support Turkish forces moving south of Jarablus and engaging with SDF, and SDF should not engage Turkey in return" Rhodes said, referring to the ongoing clashes between Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters and PKK terror organization's Syrian wing People's Protection Units (YPG) dominated Syrian Democratic forces. (more...)

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