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OIC summit on science and technology opens in Astana

OIC summit on science and technology opens in Astana Rawiyah stressed on the Sultanate's interest under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in providing a stimulating environment for scientific research and innovation, as it is the gateway to a knowledge-based economy, and a translation of the government's vision to transform it into a regional hub for innovation. [Full Article...]

Ambiguity continues over land for bullet train terminus in Maharashtra

Ambiguity continues over land for bullet train terminus in Maharashtra Goyal said the railway ministry and its Japanese counterpart have made a decision to advance the high-speed rail project, popularly known as the Bullet train , from 2023 to 2022. Under the project, there would be 12 stations between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. According to railway ministry officials, the operating speed of the bullet train will be 320 kilometers per hour and maximum speed will be ... [Full Article...]

In political shift, new Hamas leadership holds first meeting in Cairo

In political shift, new Hamas leadership holds first meeting in Cairo Haniyeh was elected as Hamas leader in May. Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, a densely populated coastal territory that shares borders with Egypt and Israel, with which it has fought three wars since 2008. Abbas sought through the measure to secure Hamas's relinquish of Gaza. Another issue that will be the focus of the Hamas delegation's discussions with Egyptian intelligence is the continuation... [Full Article...]

Irma Knocks Out Power To 7M Homes, Businesses

Irma Knocks Out Power To 7M Homes, Businesses Rick Scott. Remarkably, 99 percent of FPL's customers affected by Matthew had their energy restored within two days after the storm had left, and the average outage during Hermine was less than three hours. An estimated 17,000 workers from Canada and from out-of-state utility companies have gathered in Florida in anticipation of the significant restoration projects to be undertaken in order to fix... [Full Article...]

Fierce fighting near Kenya border as Somali military battles Al Shabaab

Fierce fighting near Kenya border as Somali military battles Al Shabaab MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Islamic extremist fighters killed four Somali government soldiers and briefly took a town near the border with Kenya Monday, and a separate bomb blast in the capital killed one person, officials said. Beledweyne, 345 kilometres north of Mogadishu, is the capital of Hiran region. In two weeks' time, the group attacked the towns of Bulo Gadud killing at least 17 followed... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: See the storm's wind and rain blast Florida

Hurricane Irma: See the storm's wind and rain blast Florida Another 125 emergency rescues were made on Monday. Some 166,000 people in Georgia, including more than 17,000 in the city of Savannah, lost power as the outer bands of the storm lashed the state. - In Venice, Florida, the water plant was shut down after it was damaged by the storm. But that doesn't mean Floridians should try to go back home. [Full Article...]

Cory Booker Co-Sponsoring Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare-for-All' Healthcare Bill

Cory Booker Co-Sponsoring Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare-for-All' Healthcare Bill Sanders and his co-sponsors will unveil the Medicare for All bill Wednesday. "We've made tremendous strides in expanding access to health care across our nation, but many Americans still are rightfully frustrated by the cost and complexity of our current system". [Full Article...]

Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya fleeing Myanmar As per the Bangladeshi border guard, three Rohingya were killed by landmines as they tried to cross from Myanmar. On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene. [Full Article...]

Australian lamb advert sparks diplomatic protest

Australian lamb advert sparks diplomatic protest The Indian consulate in Sydney has also made a direct appeal to Meat and Livestock Australia to withdraw the commercial, according to the statement. The Indian High Commission statement said, "A number of Community Associations have also registered their protest with the Government of Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia". [Full Article...]

BestBuy Co pulls Kaspersky Lab's cyber security products from shelves

BestBuy Co pulls Kaspersky Lab's cyber security products from shelves A Best Buy spokesperson confirmed the report to Reuters , but did not provide more details. Leaked emails have also linked Kaspersky with Russia's main intelligence agency, the FSB. Kaspersky, a multinational company with headquarters in Moscow, produces acclaimed anti-virus software and boasts more than 400 million users globally. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 2 storm

Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 2 storm It lost some strength before it landed about 185 km northwest of the port city of Veracruz as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds 120 km/h. Just as monstrous Category 5 Irma takes aim on Florida, with a predicted landfall early Sunday, Hurricane Jose has reached major hurricane status, while Katia made landfall in Mexico as a Category 1 storm. [Full Article...]

Katia lands at Veracruz as a Category 1

Katia lands at Veracruz as a Category 1 Meteorologists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have predicted that around eight tropical storm formations will be created in the Pacific and five or six in the Atlantic during the 2017 hurricane season. Jose is behind Irma, further out in the Atlantic Ocean. At the very least, tropical rain bands and near hurricane force winds may be possible where Hurricane Irma rece... [Full Article...]

Here's How Chicago is remembering the tragedy of 9/11

Here's How Chicago is remembering the tragedy of 9/11 The Department of Homeland Security was established in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesHijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes at 9:03 a.m. [Full Article...]

Don't throw Brexit into chaos, United Kingdom minister says before parliament vote

Don't throw Brexit into chaos, United Kingdom minister says before parliament vote She said: "I have never broken the whip at all but I do believe that in respecting the outcome of the referendum, in respecting what I said to my electors in a general election just a few months ago". He has been under pressure from some Labour lawmakers to go further and campaign to keep Britain inside the single market. There will be three votes at the close of debate at midnight on Monday nig... [Full Article...]

Turks safe in Germany, Merkel says, dismissing Ankara's warning

Turks safe in Germany, Merkel says, dismissing Ankara's warning Berlin has called into question Turkish rule of law, freedom of speech, and human rights standards in Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles program, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model. [Full Article...]

Iran, Pakistan FMs Hold Talks in Tehran

Iran, Pakistan FMs Hold Talks in Tehran In his policy speech on August 21, Trump announced troop surge to break the stalemate in Afghanistan. "Resolving the problems of the countries of the region needs regional solutions with participation of Iran, while any action of cross-regional countries is of no benefit for the region", asserted Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. [Full Article...]

Bugatti sets new world record with Chiron

Bugatti sets new world record with Chiron It is all thanks to the incredible 1,479-horsepower, quad-turbocharged W16 engine, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, powering the all-wheel-drive Bugatti. Tyres have previously been the limiting factor in uncorking the Chiron's outright speed potential, and tyre partner Michelin is surely working to realise that objective. [Full Article...]

Senate condemns atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Senate condemns atrocities against Rohingya Muslims In the letter addressed to Guterres on January 6, Zarif demanded global action to stop rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar , saying the plight of the Rohingya has caused worldwide concern. The call came days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a state visit to the Buddhist-majority country amid spiralling violence in Rakhine that has forced almost 300,000 Rohing... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Irma could bring strong winds, heavy rain to Alabama today

Tropical Storm Irma could bring strong winds, heavy rain to Alabama today Irma now has maximum sustained winds of 160km/h, says the NHC. Over 2.7 million homes were without power Sunday as the storm's 100-plus miles per hour winds toppled power lines and sheared structures in the state. The storms eye was north of Tampa at 5 a.m. Forecasters expect it to stay inland over Florida as it heads into Georgia , before moving on to Alabama and Tennessee. [Full Article...]

Some flights canceled at Fayetteville airport because of Irma

Some flights canceled at Fayetteville airport because of Irma The storm is forecast to pass through Georgia before entering Alabama on Tuesday, where it is expected to become a tropical depression. The carrier said at least 65 Atlanta flights and 10 in Birmingham had already been canceled. "Passengers reminded to check airline's flight status", according to the airport's Twitter feed . Tampa International Airport also remains closed. Those cancellations acc... [Full Article...]


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