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Seattle Mayor to resign amid sex abuse allegations

Seattle Mayor to resign amid sex abuse allegations Murray denied the allegations, and has denied the previous allegations from other accusers. City Council President Bruce Harrell will temporarily serve as mayor and will decide within five days whether to fill out the remainder of Murray's term. [Full Article...]

Passenger auto sales up 12% in August

Passenger auto sales up 12% in August Commercial vehicles exports stood at 7,292 units declining by nearly 28 percent. While the sale of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) grew by 12.37 per cent in the first quarter of FY 2018, the sale of Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) declined by 13.6 per cent. [Full Article...]

False alarm as Catalan police evacuate Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona

False alarm as Catalan police evacuate Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona The Mossos also asked shop owners to close down their businesses and cordoned the streets near the famous cathedral - which was designed by Antoni Gaudí and began construction in 1882. Barcelona, a tourism hub in north-east Spain's Catalonia region, and a nearby coastal town were targets of extremist attacks that killed 16 people last month. [Full Article...]

Sharad Yadav didn't present supporting documents to EC: Tyagi

Sharad Yadav didn't present supporting documents to EC: Tyagi Yadav has been at odds with his party ever since its leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar chose to break the Grand Alliance and ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Claiming to represent the real JD (U), his faction has also approached the EC, seeking its symbol. The Sharad camp, in its application, had assured the Election Commission that it would come up with supporting documents ... [Full Article...]

Democrat defends involvement in Trump voting commission

Democrat defends involvement in Trump voting commission In addition to his mention of anecdotal evidence, Kobach had claimed that the "proof" of New Hampshire voter fraud lay in data showing 6,540 people who registered to vote on Election Day used out-of-state driver's licenses. Before the start of the day's second panel, Kobach attempted to tamp down some of his initial allegations, which came in the form of a Breitbart op-ed where he wrote that "... [Full Article...]

French leader to go to hurricane-hit St. Martin

French leader to go to hurricane-hit St. Martin Macron's travel to the stricken zones is widely seen as an attempt to water down critics over his poor handling of the disaster. For the BBA Aviation subsidiary's FBO at Puerto Rico's Isla Grande Airport, the story was much brighter as the monster storm's path veered northward and spared the island from its most intense fury, causing little if any damage to the facility. [Full Article...]

Trump became a grandfather for the ninth time

Trump became a grandfather for the ninth time Trump Jr., while his sister Ivanka's name copies her mother's name, Ivana (Donald's first wife). Lara is a former "Inside Edition" producer now involved with multiple animal charities, while Eric is an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. [Full Article...]

Forming Government In West Bengal Would Be BJP's Ultimate Achievement: Amit Shah

Forming Government In West Bengal Would Be BJP's Ultimate Achievement: Amit Shah The BJP chief said development can not take place in the state under such circumstances and urged human rights organisations to report political violence against BJP workers in the state. His remarks came on a day Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that dynasties were commonplace in India, from politics to business, and asserted that a person's capabilities were more important than pedigr... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court blocks new refugees under Trump travel ban

Supreme Court blocks new refugees under Trump travel ban On Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to block an appeals court from preventing the president's travel ban from disallowing certain refugees to enter the country. Even those refugees with formal assurances from a resettlement agency lack the sort of connection that should exempt them from the ban, the Justice Department argued in its new filing to the Supreme Cou... [Full Article...]

India Draws Flak from UN Human Rights Chief Over Rohingya Issue

India Draws Flak from UN Human Rights Chief Over Rohingya Issue Over the weekend, Bangladesh's government said that 3,000 Rohingya had been killed in Burma and that the situation was comparable to genocide. "We have said we'll help them", he said, adding that the problem took a "new turn" after the August 25 attacks. [Full Article...]

Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes

Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes Putin must keep in mind that resolution of the crisis will surely help Russia's national interests. Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of weapons tests, the latest a detonation Sunday of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland. [Full Article...]

Instagram Stories get Canvas ad format from Facebook

Instagram Stories get Canvas ad format from Facebook There'll still be a sponsored tag at the top left, but since the ad looks like any other Story, you'll probably be less likely to tap past it. If someone shares a story with you, you will see it in your Direct inbox. The new features for users and brands are available from today in Instagram for iOS and Android. Sponsored Stories are now bought like any other ad and can't be created within t... [Full Article...]

No federal charges for Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray's death

No federal charges for Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray's death Attorney's office referred questions to the Justice Department. After a mistrial and three acquittals, Baltimore's top prosecutor had announced she was ending local authorities' effort to prosecute the officers, because winning a conviction had proven too hard. [Full Article...]

Huckabee Sanders suggests DOJ should investigate Comey

Speaking to " 60 Minutes " on CBS, Steve Bannon called the Comey decision the worst mistake in "modern political history". "It's something they should certainly look at", press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters when asked whether the administration should prosecute Comey. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Pulls Back from Aggressive UN Resolution on North Korea

Trump Administration Pulls Back from Aggressive UN Resolution on North Korea Following on from the Obama administration's sanctions previous year, the Trump administration is not specifically targeting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs but is seeking to cripple the country economically. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said a "political settlement" ultimately is needed and that ignoring the call for negotiations "means a direct violation of the consensus re... [Full Article...]

Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

The measures to punish Pyongyang for its September 3 nuclear test also ban the country from importing natural gas liquids and condensates, and limit the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year. The original USA draft would also have frozen the assets of North Korea's state-owned airline Air Koryo, the Korean People's Army and five other powerful military and party entities... [Full Article...]

British Soldiers Charged With Terror Offences To Appear In Court

British Soldiers Charged With Terror Offences To Appear In Court The three men, including two British soldiers, are charged with being members of banned far-right group National Action. After confirming his identity during the hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Deakin said: "I'm a prisoner of conscience, I believe I'm innocent of these charges". [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks to Serve as Trump's Communications Director on Permanent Basis

Hope Hicks to Serve as Trump's Communications Director on Permanent Basis Hicks replaces Trump's campaign donor Anthony Scaramucci, who held onto the job for just 10 days, and the low key Mike Dubke, the administration's first communications director, who left the White House in May. Hicks contracted previous Justice Department lawyer Robert Trout to speak to her as extraordinary guidance Robert Mueller keeps exploring conceivable agreement between Trump partners and ... [Full Article...]

Irma, now a tropical storm, still lashes Florida, Georgia

Irma, now a tropical storm, still lashes Florida, Georgia On Sunday, Irma claimed its first US fatality - a man found dead in a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree in high winds in the town of Marathon, in the Keys. Flash floods hit downtown Charleston, South Carolina, while almost 1 million people in Georgia lost power as the storm thumped the coast. "This is a life-threatening situation". [Full Article...]

Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina Colleges Close for Irma

Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina Colleges Close for Irma The Cuban government reported yesterday that 10 people had been killed after Irma battered the island's north coast with ferocious winds and 11-metre waves over the weekend. The fire department said there was no damage or injuries. "We're hearing of folks that stayed in boats", Roman Gastesi, the administrator of the Keys , told ABC News . [Full Article...]


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