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Hurricane Harvey victim returns home to alligator in living room

Hurricane Harvey victim returns home to alligator in living room The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office said on Twitter that it would be "delivered back into his natural habitat soon". The intruder was hiding under his dining table when Foster entered his storm-stricken home in Humble and began assessing the level of damages incurred. [Full Article...]

Advanced hydrogen bomb developed by N. Korea: KCNA

Advanced hydrogen bomb developed by N. Korea: KCNA It says it detected a seismic wave from 12:34 p.m.to 12:36 p.m. around Punggyeri, North Korea . The test was North Korea's sixth and far more powerful than any weapon it has previously detonated. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests last year, the last almost a year ago, on the September 9 anniversary of the nation's founding. North Korea has become increasingly cut off by other rounds ... [Full Article...]

White House preparing $5.9B request for Harvey recovery aid

White House preparing $5.9B request for Harvey recovery aid The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), responsible for coordinating emergency response to natural disasters, is reportedly already spending existing disaster aid reserves-currently valued at $2.1 billion-at a high rate. She also said that the President and the First Lady will be travelling both to Texas and Louisiana on Saturday. Rainfall from the storm has set a record for the contin... [Full Article...]

Abe, May seek smooth transition to post-Brexit trade ties

Abe, May seek smooth transition to post-Brexit trade ties OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Britain is looking at ways to replicate the trade deals that the European Union has with countries outside the bloc when it exits the EU in March 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. "And that must include confronting the threat that North Korea poses and ensuring that this regime in North Korea stops its aggressive acts". Mrs May described the three-day... [Full Article...]

Kenya's top court orders rerun of presidential poll

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has taken note of the Judgment of Supreme Court of Kenya delivered on 1 September 2017 nullifying the result of the presidential election held on 8 August 2017 in the East African country. [Full Article...]

With Cabinet rank, PM rewards top performers including Goyal, Pradhan

With Cabinet rank, PM rewards top performers including Goyal, Pradhan Venkaiah Naidu, Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and family members of the some new ministers. Minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore was shifted to the sports ministry as minister of state (independent charge). [Full Article...]

Theresa May: 'I'm not a quitter'

Theresa May: 'I'm not a quitter' Theresa May wants to fight the next general election as leader of the Conservative Party, she has revealed . The idea that she now wants to spend another five years as party boss will come as a surprise to some of her MPs. "I'm here to support her". Speaking on the first day of a three-day diplomatic trip to Japan, Mrs May said she was aware of the rumours that she could be replaced as the le... [Full Article...]

Theresa May sets out bid to lead Tories in 2022 general election

Theresa May sets out bid to lead Tories in 2022 general election Speaking on the first day of a three-day diplomatic trip to Japan, Mrs May said she was aware of the rumours that she could be replaced as the leader of the Conservative Party. There has been no formal challenge to the prime minister since the election, with many MPs saying they are in no mood to oust her , fearing it could trigger another election and lead to the Tories ceding power to Labour. [Full Article...]

ASUS Mixed Reality Headset Delayed Until 2018

ASUS Mixed Reality Headset Delayed Until 2018 It also brings the Windows Mixed Reality platform . It was to enable Windows 10 users to switch between multiple devices easily, including iOS and Android devices. We're not too sure if the boosted mode will only work with games on the Windows Store or all titles on PC, but being able to fully utilise your PC's full processing power like an Xbox must surely improve on Microsoft's current Game Mod... [Full Article...]

Mattis: NKorea threat would bring massive military response

Mattis: NKorea threat would bring massive military response President Donald Trump signaled Sunday that he was not ruling out a retaliatory strike against North Korea in response to its overnight nuclear test, while Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned the isolated country that any threat to the United States or its allies would be met with " a massive military response ". [Full Article...]

Kenya: Supreme Court nullifies elections

Kenya: Supreme Court nullifies elections Following the court ruling, Kenyatta will have to compete with veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga in a new round of election. "We have no faith in the electoral commission as now constituted". It was for the first time in the history of Africa that a court nullified the re-election of an incumbent. Mr Odinga added: "We won the elections and we are going to win them again". [Full Article...]

North Korea threats will be met by 'massive military response', USA warns

North Korea threats will be met by 'massive military response', USA warns The first suggestion that this was to be a far from normal Sunday in the region came when seismologists' equipment started picking up readings of an earth tremor in the area where North Korea has conducted nuclear tests before. After the call, Kono told reporters that the United States and Japan want an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to be held to discuss potential fresh sanctions ag... [Full Article...]

Kenyan president calls Supreme Court 'crooks'

Kenyan president calls Supreme Court 'crooks' Odinga said . "We are ready for elections but we don't have confidence" in the electoral commission (IEBC), he added. A day after his victory was annulled by the country's supreme court, President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to "fix" Kenya's judiciary. [Full Article...]

Kenyan court overturns president's win and calls for new election

Kenyan court overturns president's win and calls for new election The president of Kenya , Uhuru Kenyatta , has said his country has "a problem" with its judiciary after the Supreme Court cancelled his victory in last month's presidential election. They said they saw no interference in the vote. Global observers, more than 400 of whom were on the ground for the August 8 election, had signed off on the result, despite the murder of a top election official... [Full Article...]

Maria Sharapova knocked out while Venus Williams advances at US Open

Maria Sharapova knocked out while Venus Williams advances at US Open Sharapova , speaking late Friday after her 7-5, 6-2 third-round victory over American teenager Sofia Kenin , minced no words when asked for her take on Wozniacki's remarks. That honour was reserved for the highly-anticipated showdown between two Wimbledon champions, No3 seed GarbiƱe Muguruza and No13 seed Petra Kvitova. Next on the schedule for Sharapova is the WTA event in Beijing at the end... [Full Article...]

German opposition leaders fault Merkel-Schulz debate

German opposition leaders fault Merkel-Schulz debate Merkel said she did not want to break Germany's ties with Turkey or cease Turkey's opportunity to join the European Union , as at least 50 per cent Turkish people hope to join. However, she has also spoken out against costly hardware fixes for diesel engines, refused to commit to a date by when Germany should phase out fossil fuel-powered cars, as Britain and France have vowed to do by 2040, or t... [Full Article...]

President Trump Looks To Withdraw From Trade Deal With South Korea

President Trump Looks To Withdraw From Trade Deal With South Korea When asked to confirm media reports that he has asked advisers to pull out of the FTA, Trump said "I am.It's very much on my mind", during a visit to hurricane-devastated Houston on Saturday. Trump's push to revise the deal is part of his broader drive to tackle unfair trading practices and cut the trade deficit. Senator Sasse and Nebraska political and ag leaders have already been opposing the ... [Full Article...]

North Korea fired missile at half range, says Seoul

North Korea fired missile at half range, says Seoul North Korea's missile programme presents an "unprecedented threat to worldwide security", Theresa May said as she vowed to speed up the implementation of sanctions against Kim Jong Un's regime. Haley's attempt to get a quick condemnation through the Security Council was praised by one Security Council diplomat who said it was "a bold throw of the dice by Nikki Haley to try and get it agreed, and... [Full Article...]

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for symbolic stoning of the devil

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for symbolic stoning of the devil Over two million Muslims from all over the world are performing the multi-stage Hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia said more than 2.3 million pilgrims, majority from outside Saudi Arabia, had arrived for the five-day ritual, a religious duty once in a lifetime for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford the journey. [Full Article...]

US intel official: No doubt North Korea tested advanced device

US intel official: No doubt North Korea tested advanced device South Korea's military said Sunday that North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test after it detected a strong quake. "Or it can choose membership of an worldwide community and the security and prosperity that comes with it". [Full Article...]


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