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PV Sindhu Assures India Of Medal By Booking Semifinals Spot

PV Sindhu Assures India Of Medal By Booking Semifinals Spot The fourth seeded Indian was in ruthless form and dominated proceedings from the word go to win the match 21-14, 21-9 in just 39 minutes. "Even though I won, I must admit that Sun Yu is not an easy player to play against and the last time I played against her I lost to her (In Dubai 2016)", Sindhu said after the match. [Full Article...]

Japan to conduct missile interceptor drills at USA bases

Japan to conduct missile interceptor drills at USA bases Shells hit islands standing in for South Korea's Paekryong and Taeyonphyong islands while special forces landed in rubber boats or parachuted in and "wiped out the desperate enemy with various combat methods", the Korean Central News Agency said. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues

Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield. Police eventually told Miska to stop cutting the tarp, and while he spoke candidly about his reasons for cutting the tarp, and his thoughts on the issues seen in the City of Charlottesville , other people in the park made a deci... [Full Article...]

North Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea: South Korea

North Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea: South Korea Pacific Command, said the missile launches occurred "between 11:49 a.m. and 12:19 p.m. Hawaii time August 25". "The first and third missiles at 11:49am and 12:19pm failed in flight. The "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" war games are a largely computer-simulated exercise that runs for two weeks in the South. Pyongyang threatens strong military counteraction each year. [Full Article...]

James Clapper: I question Trump's fitness for office

James Clapper: I question Trump's fitness for office Schaeffer also told Fox News that Clapper has "lied twice under oath to the American people", and said he wonders why anyone would consider him credible, considering his record. "I don't understand that،" said the director of national intelligence under Obama. "The obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but, believe me, if we have to close down the government we're building tha... [Full Article...]

18 MLAs supporting Dinakaran check into Puducherry resort — AIADMK merger

18 MLAs supporting Dinakaran check into Puducherry resort — AIADMK merger In a turn of events, AIADMK Assembly whip S Rajendran on Thursday sought disqualification of the 19 MLAs who extended support to the sidelined deputy general secretary of the party TTV Dinakaran. The lawmakers have alleged that by merging with the O Panneerselvam or OPS faction that voted against Mr Palaniswami in a trust vote in the assembly only six months ago, the Chief Minister had "forfei... [Full Article...]

A Final Fantasy 15 Sequel Probably Won't Happen, Here's Why

A Final Fantasy 15 Sequel Probably Won't Happen, Here's Why The #Switch is Nintendo's latest console that's a hybrid of both a home and handheld unit. "Obviously we'd have to think about what the meaning and what the significance of bringing this to Switch would be". Despite its many flaws and plot holes, it looks like Square Enix will be looking at different ways to patch up the convoluted plot. Tabata stated that the premium online component is a key... [Full Article...]

United States hospital worker claims huge Powerball lottery jackpot - and quits job

United States hospital worker claims huge Powerball lottery jackpot - and quits job She said she found out she had won from a fireman colleague as they were leaving work at night and promptly went into shock. Mavis Wanczyk's prize was the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in USA history. Virgin Islands, all of which collectively oversee the game. The drawing was Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million. [Full Article...]

No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan: COAS

Hale told the COAS that the U.S. values Pakistan's role in the so-called "War against Terror" and seeks the country's cooperation in resolving the Afghan issue, the statement added. In his speech, Trump accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists and criminals in safe havens that existed in the country. The army chief added that such efforts were "not [meant] to appease anyone but [were taken] in ... [Full Article...]

Two days left for seniors to purchase $10 lifetime National Parks pass

Two days left for seniors to purchase $10 lifetime National Parks pass The pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites , and covers entrance and day-use fees. Officials say the additional revenue will be used to "enhance the visitor experience in parks". Press Release - A new Annual Senior Pass will be offered to any US citizen or permanent resident who is 62 years of age or older. Purchasing online comes with a $10 processing fee. [Full Article...]

USA envoy briefs Gen Bajwa on new policy

USA envoy briefs Gen Bajwa on new policy He said that a critical part of his policy was to further develop America's strategic partnership with India. Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its support "to the people of Kashmir" in the background of United States blacklisting Hizbul Mujahideen as "global terrorist organisation" and Syed Salahuddin as "global terrorist". [Full Article...]

Beijing urges Washington to correct secondary sanctions 'mistake'

Beijing urges Washington to correct secondary sanctions 'mistake' US President Donald Trump, like his predecessors, has called on China to play more active roles in convincing North Korea to stop threatening its neighbours and the US. Japan has expanded its North Korea sanctions blacklist by including four Chinese and two Namibian companies, the Japanese government said on Friday. [Full Article...]

More Divers Joining Search Of Flooded McCain

More Divers Joining Search Of Flooded McCain Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, and has around 140 aircraft and 20,000 sailors. Navy officials say human remains have since been found on the ship, which is now in port in Singapore. Meanwhile, divers were preparing to access compartments sealed in the aftermath of the collision as the ship's sailors struggled to sail the battered ship into port. [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces 'break through' ISIL lines in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces 'break through' ISIL lines in Tal Afar British Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, the coalition's deputy commander, said Iraqi forces are off to a "really positive start" and are "closing the noose" around the militants. The Iraqi army - backed by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Shiite militias and guided by the United States - retook Mosul from IS control earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Du Plessis to lead World XI vs Pakistan in Lahore in September

Du Plessis to lead World XI vs Pakistan in Lahore in September Sarfraz Ahmed (C, wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umer Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf , Hassan Ali, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Khan . They are also due to host Sri Lanka and Windies, after the conclusion of the World XI series. "Pakistan produced a superb performance just a few months ago by winning ... [Full Article...]

Watchdog Group Claims Mnuchin Used A Government Plane To See Eclipse

Watchdog Group Claims Mnuchin Used A Government Plane To See Eclipse The group is concerned that Mnuchin and Linton planned the trip around the solar eclipse, and they used a private plane, rather than a commercial flight, to transport them to a place where they could view the eclipse's totality. In its coverage of the Linton fracas, CNN showed a clip of her dressed as Marie Antoinette in a 2007 episode of CBS' CSI: NY , playing a French tutor dressed as Marie A... [Full Article...]

Roku's Share of Streaming Market Rising, Says Parks Report

Roku's Share of Streaming Market Rising, Says Parks Report Streaming device maker Roku has been growing its market share and is now outselling Apple's Apple TV more than 2:1 in the USA, according to new data from market research company Parks Associates . From the uber-affordable Roku Express to the top-shelf Roku Premiere, each and every streaming device made by Roku is more than deserving of a spot next to (or plugged into) your TV. [Full Article...]

New Possibilities for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Congressmen Say

New Possibilities for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Congressmen Say Palestinian officials are losing patience with talks about talks. Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press on August 11, 2017, at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he would continue to fund the families of Palestinians "martyrs" who have been jailed by Israel. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Memo Implementing Ban On Transgender People Enlisting In The Military

Trump Signs Memo Implementing Ban On Transgender People Enlisting In The Military Trump has also asked the departments of Defense and Homeland Security "to determine how to address transgender individuals now serving based on military effectiveness and lethality, unitary cohesion, budgetary constraints, applicable law, and all factors that may be relevant", a White House official said, CNN reported. [Full Article...]

Trump under pressure to end deferred deportations for 'Dreamers'

Trump under pressure to end deferred deportations for 'Dreamers' Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - a program Obama introduced that shields illegal immigrants from deportation and temporarily gives them permits to work and study in the USA, so long as they arrived as children. That includes helping her get her driver's license, Casian said , adding she hopes the program can continue. Obama urged then president-elect Trump to think "long and hard" befor... [Full Article...]


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