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ISIS loses Tal Afar, Iraq

ISIS loses Tal Afar, Iraq The announcement comes after USA -backed Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake the northwestern town on August 20. Last week, the Iraqi army said it believes some 10,000 civilians remain inside the city, adding that it had secured safe corridors for them. [Full Article...]

US House panel scraps Sept. 7 net neutrality hearing

US House panel scraps Sept. 7 net neutrality hearing The Federal Communications Commission is considering rolling back Obama-era regulations that treat internet service providers as public utilities, subject to tougher scrutiny to ensure all internet traffic is treated equally and fairly. After a long silence, Apple defended net neutrality in a letter to the FCC Thursday. "Worst of all, it could allow a broadband provider, not the consumer, to pic... [Full Article...]

Houston police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters, confirms Police Chief

Houston police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters, confirms Police Chief Houston police then contacted Sgt. Perez's wife and she advised that she had not seen her husband since 4 a.m. on Sunday. Officers have made over 3,500 rescues since the hurricane ripped through the Texan city over the weekend, but that does not mean they have stopped being law enforcers, Acevedo said. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom increases aid to Boko Haram terror-ridden Nigeria

United Kingdom increases aid to Boko Haram terror-ridden Nigeria THE United Kingdom has allocated £200 million to support efforts to save lives and rebuild northeast Nigeria, where starvation looms after the Boko Haram terror. " The Nigerian military would continue with the concerted onslaught on the reported Boko Haram terrorists' locations till they have been eliminated ", he said. [Full Article...]

France unveils labor reforms in first step to re-shaping economy

France unveils labor reforms in first step to re-shaping economy However, the prime minister underlined the urgent need to act in the face of the situation in France "characterized by decades of unemployment". "Nobody today can seriously say that our. The reform's success depends heavily on how many unions oppose it. Philippe Martinez, leader of the hard-left CGT, one of France's major unions, has called for protests and strikes September 12, but some oth... [Full Article...]

France v Netherlands Betting Special: Robben out to give Oranje fighting chance

France v Netherlands Betting Special: Robben out to give Oranje fighting chance France took a big step towards qualification for next summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation with the victory in Paris , with Antoine Griezmann getting them off the mark in the 14th minute after exchanging passes with Olivier Giroud before applying a cool finish. [Full Article...]

New Legends Will Rise in Destiny 2's Live Action Trailer

New Legends Will Rise in Destiny 2's Live Action Trailer In preparation for the live-action film shoot, Vogt-Roberts visited Bungie's Seattle headquarters, where he avidly dove into the lore of the game series. Watch the gameplay video above captured on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti powered setup, which showcases Destiny 2's Inverted Spire Strike Mission running on PC in eye-popping 4K at a buttery smooth 60fps. [Full Article...]

Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace charged with terror offence

Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace charged with terror offence He has been remanded to custody to appear at the Old Bailey Court on September 21. The 26-year-old will appear in Westminster Magistrates' Court later on Thursday. "We believe the man was acting alone and we are not looking for other suspects at this stage". No members of the British royal family were in residence at the time of the incident, with Queen Elizabeth now on her annual Scottish bre... [Full Article...]

Trump says 'talking is not the answer' regarding North Korea

Pacific Command said in a statement on Thursday. Last month, the USA and Republic of Korea militaries also fired missiles into South Korean territorial waters in direct response to an intercontinental ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang . [Full Article...]

Bakers stranded by Harvey floodwaters make pan dulce for evacuees

Bakers stranded by Harvey floodwaters make pan dulce for evacuees When Alvarado finally got back to the store, he was surprised. For 48 hours, the trapped employees made bread to share with those in need . Hurricane Harvey in Texas may have had a devastating effect on Texas, but we've also seen plenty of hero stories, from the fantastic guys who rescued 21 dogs to these men on jet skis who came to the aid of an elderly couple. [Full Article...]

Opp urges Prez to order floor test in TN

Opp urges Prez to order floor test in TN Opposition parties and the TTV Dhinakaran faction of the ruling AIADMK continued to mount pressure on the Tamil Nadu Governor to take action against the Edappadi K Palaniswami government. Meanwhile, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma, echoing Yechury's views said to cope up with the political instability in Tamil Nadu, the floor test is a necessary step. [Full Article...]

India, Switzerland sign two MoUs in rail sector

India, Switzerland sign two MoUs in rail sector The Swiss president exuded confidence that a law on ensuring automatic exchange of information relating to tax would be cleared by the Swiss parliament by end of the year and her country will be able to exchange first set of information with India by 2019. [Full Article...]

Spiritual guru gets 10 years for raping 2 women followers

Spiritual guru gets 10 years for raping 2 women followers The big thing is that it has been established that Singh committed a heinous crime, Anshul said . Anshul has been fighting the legal battle that has now reached final arguments stage in the same CBI court at Panchkula that found the dera chief guilty in two rape cases on August 2. [Full Article...]

Iran is adhering to nuclear deal limits, United Nations says, despite Trump claim

The report, which is confidential but was seen by multiple news agencies , also stated that Iran has "not pursued the construction" of its heavy water reactor at Arak, which would give it the capability to produce weapons-grade plutonium. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agency's report has not yet officially been made public. The US and Israel suspect that Iran is ... [Full Article...]

New Fake Essential Phone Email Scam Is Incredibly Easy to Fall For

New Fake Essential Phone Email Scam Is Incredibly Easy to Fall For However, it's also possible that hackers may have gained access to Essential's customer database and are using it to try to con money out of them. However, Essential , which has been taking preorders for its new handset , just made a big slip-up. [Full Article...]

Flooding in Houston Brings Out Floating Islands of Fire Ants

Flooding in Houston Brings Out Floating Islands of Fire Ants When faced with a flood, they emerge from the soil, and form a floating raft by linking their bodies together. Floating around as a raft takes nearly no effort. Although it's possible to sink the ants by spraying them with water and dish soap , which breaks them apart, experts from Texas A&M told science and technology site The Verge that spraying them would bring you too close, and the b... [Full Article...]

Instagram Now lets you Share Landscape and Portrait Photo Albums

Instagram Now lets you Share Landscape and Portrait Photo Albums Instagram is now allowing users to post portrait and landscape photos in the album. It wasn't long ago that the company introduced the ability to share multiple photos in a single post. Back in August 2015, Instagram introduced support for landscape and portrait orientation images. Frustratingly, Instagram still requires that all the photos in an album are cropped the same way. [Full Article...]

Frustration with Trump Revealed in Focus Group by Emory

A firm majority of Republicans - 66 percent - say he's stance towards Russian Federation is "about right". "I look at a president to be presidential, someone who is calm, focused", Rush said. Unfortunately, according to this Vanity Fair article by David M. Drucker , the GOP consultant class doesn't think so. Trump earned higher marks among Republicans - about two-thirds said he's doing good f... [Full Article...]

USA revises official troop number in Afghanistan

USA revises official troop number in Afghanistan The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that there are thousands more American troops deployed in Afghanistan than repeatedly disclosed. The decision came after a deep review of strategy in which U.S. He said they will continue to fully report all forces to the US Congress in closed settings - contrary to what was done by the previous administration. [Full Article...]

Colonial Pipeline to temporarily close gasoline transport pipeline

Colonial Pipeline to temporarily close gasoline transport pipeline The Georgia-based company expects to shut off the line Thursday, the company said in a statement . But the outages at the nation's top refineries along the Gulf Coast have forced the Colonial Pipeline company to announce on Wednesday that it was shutting down Line 2, which carries diesel and jet fuel due to "supply constraints". [Full Article...]


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