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Poland calls Brussels warning over court reforms 'premature'

Poland calls Brussels warning over court reforms 'premature' Poland's ruling Law & Justice (PiS) party has sparked protests at home and criticism from the European Union with its plan to allow parliament, rather than judges, to select the 25 members of its National Council of the Judiciary (KRS). The first of those laws stipulates that from now on the parliament will choose the members of the National Council of the Judiciary, which oversees the selection ... [Full Article...]

Cloudburst in J&K's Doda, Kishtwar kills 8; several missing

Cloudburst in J&K's Doda, Kishtwar kills 8; several missing A school building has also been damaged. "Cloudburst hit during wee hours today at around 0220 hrs in main bazar of Thathri in Doda district", police said here today. "Several others are still under the debris and more casualties can not be ruled out", he said. Water supply pipes and power supply remained snapped in the area. [Full Article...]

Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat

Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat On July 19, Microsoft posted a short YouTube clip, "Reinventing the Thermostat," which showed off the coming GLAS thermostat. There is no word from Microsoft, or Johnson Controls, as to when the thermostat will launch or who it will be released to yet. [Full Article...]

United States report: Global terror attacks decline for second year in a row

Those figures represent significant drops from the previous year - the number of attacks was down nine percent, while the number of deaths was 13 percent lower. Hezbollah worked closely with Iran to support the attempt by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government to maintain and control territory, according to the report. [Full Article...]

China, Liu Xiaobo and human rights

China, Liu Xiaobo and human rights Now she's been completely cut off. The vast compound and each of its entrances were guarded by more than a dozen young men with buzz cuts who closely followed and filmed anyone who approached. The European Union leaders have expressed their most honest condolences and respect to Liu Xiaobo's wife Ms. Liu Xia, his family and friends. As China seeks increased influence and respect on the globa... [Full Article...]

AI employees' genuine and valid interests to be safeguarded: Lohani

AI employees' genuine and valid interests to be safeguarded: Lohani Lohani also told the employees that the reason behind the government's decision to privatise Air India was the carrier's inability to service the accumulated burden of debt ranging in the amount of Rs 50,000 crore. Mr. Lohani said despite the government's decision to privatise the airline, Air India would explore ways to increase its market share and addition of new destinations to its networ... [Full Article...]

Sensex tanks 364 points in year's biggest fall

Sensex tanks 364 points in year's biggest fall The Sensex today went past the 32,000- mark for the first time ever, soaring over 232 points, and the Nifty closed at a new peak of 9,892 as inflation hit a record low, offering the RBI leeway for a lower policy rate. Major Sensex losers were: Infosys , down 0.56 per cent at Rs 979.90; Hero MotoCorp, down 0.49 per cent at Rs 3,766.90; Hindustan Unilever , down 0.46 per cent at Rs 1,152.90; Ada... [Full Article...]

Michael Stipe "stands with" Radiohead playing Israel (Roger Waters still doesn't)

Michael Stipe He tweeted a picture of the stage and quoted front man Thom Yorke telling the crowd: "A lot was said about this, but in the end we played some music". Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead's lead guitarist and keyboardist, is married to and has three kids with Israeli visual artist Sharona Katan. "Playing in a country is not the same as endorsing its government", Yorke replied via Twitter. [Full Article...]

Microsoft to speed up China's self-driving tech with Baidu

Microsoft to speed up China's self-driving tech with Baidu Microsoft has partnered with Baidu to expand its driverless tech outside China. China's leading search engine provider Baidu and United States software giant Microsoft Corporation jointly announced a cooperation deal on Tuesday, created to promote the development and adoption of self-driving technology worldwide. [Full Article...]

SA unemployment remains Australia's highest even as full-time position numbers improve

SA unemployment remains Australia's highest even as full-time position numbers improve Full-time jobs have now increased by 115,400 positions in the past two months - the strongest streak of full-time job gains in 29 years. NSW and Victoria did the heavy lifting in trend terms, adding 11,600 jobs and 7300 jobs respectively. [Full Article...]

USA accuses Pakistan of providing 'safe haven' to militants

USA accuses Pakistan of providing 'safe haven' to militants The Donald Trump administration has retained Pakistan's name in its list of nations which provide "safe havens" to terrorists and blamed Pak-based terror outfits like LeT and JeM for conducting attacks against India. LeT/JuD leader, Hafiz Saeed, who is also a UN-designated terrorist, was able to make frequent public appearances in support of the organization's objectives, which were covered by the... [Full Article...]

Hip-Hop surpasses Rock as most popular music genre in US

Hip-Hop surpasses Rock as most popular music genre in US Following a comprehensive mid-year report released by Nielsen Music , hip-hop has reportedly surpassed rock "n" roll as the most dominant genre in the music industry. Hip-Hop is running away with the prize when it comes to streaming. Out of the R&B and hip-hop genres, Kendrick Lamar and Drake stood out in particular. [Full Article...]

'Jab Harry Met...' to release in UAE, Gulf countries on Aug 3

'Jab Harry Met...' to release in UAE, Gulf countries on Aug 3 Harry aka Shah Rukh is there with his wife, Gauri Khan and children, Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan. While Anushka Sharma shoots for the upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt in the US, Shah Rukh Khan goes on solo promotions for their upcoming film Jab Harry Met Sejal . [Full Article...]

No Arrest - Puri Goes Home After 10 Hours Interrogation!

No Arrest - Puri Goes Home After 10 Hours Interrogation! Director Puri who is busy with his upcoming directorial venture "Paisa Vasool" with Balakrishna, has appeared before the special investigation team (SIT ) to face interrogation in the drug racket. Mumaith, actors Navdeep, Subbaraju and other celebrities have denied using drugs. Among the 13 persons arrested since the racket was exposed on July 2 is a USA citizen - a former aerospace engineer wh... [Full Article...]

Nokia phone maker HMD Global parts ways with CEO Arto Nummela

Nokia phone maker HMD Global parts ways with CEO Arto Nummela Especially, when Company is launching new Nokia phones in different markets. The two have been at the smartphone game for years now and while Nokia is still more or less a household name, the resources available to it now are drastically different from 10 years ago. [Full Article...]

Staying hot, humid with a few storms

Staying hot, humid with a few storms The tricky thing about relative humidity is as the temperature changes so does the relative humidity, even if the dewpoint is the same. The humidity will make it feel like 105-110° each afternoon. Sunday is looking a bit drier and hotter. A cluster of storms now over southeast Minnesota will move east - southeast over the next few hours. WEEKEND STORM CHANCES: The best chance for widespread... [Full Article...]

No bids received for winger Mahrez, says Shakespeare

No bids received for winger Mahrez, says Shakespeare Pressed on whether he believed Mahrez will still be a Leicester player at the end of the transfer window, he admitted: "I'm not sure". "And I've stated before, Riyad , since his return, has been very professional in his attitude and I expect that to continue", he said. [Full Article...]

Pence Urges Congress To 'step up,' On Health Law

Pence Urges Congress To 'step up,' On Health Law Maybe Democrats aren't as unhappy with the state of things as we've been led to believe because almost half of them intend to sit out the next election, a new poll says. 53 percent said they would prefer Barack Obama as president instead of Trump and 49 percent would prefer Hillary Clinton . Meanwhile, the ongoing battle is taking a toll on Republicans. [Full Article...]

Paul Nicholls lucky to be alive after fall

Paul Nicholls lucky to be alive after fall The area is said to be infested by snakes, mosquitoes, spiders and leeches. Paul spoke to The Sun from the hospital, saying, " I am lucky to be alive ". A source close to Paul said: "The British Embassy want to fly him back here". The newspaper showed footage of the rescue, in which Nicholls appears delirious and crying out in pain. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes to Caitlyn Jenner for trans jokes

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes to Caitlyn Jenner for trans jokes Jenner agreed but let Kimmel know where he stands with her: " You've always been my favorite". Instead, Kimmel asked Jenner whether she regretted voting for her fellow reality star in the 2016 presidential election. Add O.J. Simpson to the list of people Caitlyn Jenner hasn't seen in a while. Then Jenner got to her point, saying, 'In fact, guys like you , making, hmm, some jok... [Full Article...]


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