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BJP National Executive meet begins in Delhi
- September 26, 2017

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari , who addressed the media on the party's political resolution, accepted there are "teething problems" with GST and demonetization but said, "When big reforms take place, initial problems do crop up, but the government is working on a war footing to resolve it". (more...)
Trump bans or restricts visas for travel to United States from 8 countries Trump bans or restricts visas for travel to United States from 8 countries
- September 26, 2017

Individuals with that "bona fide" exception, such as a foreign grandparent of a United States citizen, can still apply for visas until October 18. Unlike the president's original bans, which had time limits, this one is open-ended. Trump announced the first version of his travel ban a week after his inauguration, sparking chaos at airports and mass protests across the country . (more...)
Wenger urges Alexis Sanchez to prove his worth Wenger urges Alexis Sanchez to prove his worth
- September 26, 2017

The 28-year-old himself has been linked with a move to Manchester United , and is apparently very interested in joining former Coach Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. After the awful defeat against Liverpool, Arsenal have won three of their last four games. "Treatment with the physios, massage, cryotherapy - all the stuff where nobody knows whether it is efficient or not", Wenger said of his players. (more...)
Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, dies at Abu Dhabi hospital Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, dies at Abu Dhabi hospital
- September 26, 2017

A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty since her arrival at Burjeel Hospital in May. An Egyptian woman who was dubbed world's heaviest woman has passed away at a hospital in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates aged 37. (more...)
Key GOP Swing Vote On Health Care: 'Difficult To Envision' Supporting Bill Key GOP Swing Vote On Health Care: 'Difficult To Envision' Supporting Bill
- September 25, 2017

An analysis released Friday by the nonpartisan Brookings Institution found 21 million fewer Americans would have coverage under the plan, while adding the figure "likely understates the reductions in insurance coverage that would actually occur". (more...)
Man City worsen Palace woes, Chelsea thrash Stoke as Everton fight back Man City worsen Palace woes, Chelsea thrash Stoke as Everton fight back
- September 25, 2017

League leaders City will be expected to brush aside a Palace team who have failed to collect a point or score a goal in five league games. Well Aguero and City welcome none other than Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace to the Etihad this weekend in arguably the biggest mismatch of the season so far. (more...)
Lavrov hints US-Russia 'Tit-for-tat' could end Lavrov hints US-Russia 'Tit-for-tat' could end
- September 24, 2017

Lavrov noted that Pyongyang is carefully watching how the United States deals with that pact, now up for recertification. But he said relations are suffering because former president Barack Obama's administration "put this time bomb in U.S. (more...)
Mexico Hit With New 6.1 Magnitude Quake Mexico Hit With New 6.1 Magnitude Quake
- September 24, 2017

On Friday, Nieto visited the town of Santiago Niltepec in Oaxaca to inspect the relief and rehabilitation work for the people affected by the 8.2 magnitude quake which killed 98 people - 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco, reports Efe news. (more...)
India Calls Rohingya a Security Threat in Deportation Bid India Calls Rohingya a Security Threat in Deportation Bid
- September 23, 2017

He points out that the Rohingyas in India have no intention to seek refugee status and this is proven by the fact that many of them have taken PAN cards and ration cards in India. Centre's affidavit says presence of Rohingya Muslims in India is a drain on India's resources and a serious security threat to country. The petition, filed by Commission's Chairperson Ananya Chakraborty, has been accepted for hearing and is expected to be heard on October 3. (more...)
Police arrests Catalan crackdown Police arrests Catalan crackdown
- September 23, 2017

Among those threatened is Josep Maria Jove, a top Catalan treasury official, who is being held on sedition charges. "We are respecting the Spanish Constitutional order", said the Berlaymont spokesperson, adding that no phone call is on the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's plans at the moment. (more...)
Hezbollah Leader: 10000 Troops Ready to Face Israel Hezbollah Leader: 10000 Troops Ready to Face Israel
- September 22, 2017

He noted that the drone was collecting intelligence , and at no point did it breach Israeli airspace. "We will defend our borders, and if any such attempts to violate our sovereignty will be made, we will respond swiftly". Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors. (more...)
Australia restrict India to 252 all out in second ODI Australia restrict India to 252 all out in second ODI
- September 22, 2017

Nathan Coulter-Nile put up a defiant stance and kept Stoinis company as the latter refused to down his tools already. India lost Rohit Sharma (7) quickly, caught off a simple return catch by Coulter-Nile in the sixth over. "Really augurs well for us how the team is shaping up", said the captain who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his 107-ball 92 in India's 252 all out. (more...)
Scotland yard: UPDATE: Parsons Green investigation Scotland yard: UPDATE: Parsons Green investigation
- September 22, 2017

British police are searching a home in the London suburb of Stanwell linked to the arrest of the second suspect in the subway bombing. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State extremist group, but the police cautioned that such claims were "routine whether or not they've had any previous engagement with the individuals involved". (more...)
SEC says it was hacked, possibly resulting in illegal profits SEC says it was hacked, possibly resulting in illegal profits
- September 22, 2017

With the public and lawmakers still reeling from Equifax's breach , the SEC intrusion is nearly certain to trigger additional questions over whether the USA government can do more to protect data. The SEC has also been dealing with attempts to seed EDGAR with bad data to affect financial markets. Separately, SEC said it is looking at cases of individuals "who we allege placed fake SEC filings on our EDGAR system in an effort to profit from the resulting market movements". (more...)
Hillary Clinton savages Trump's United Nations speech on Hillary Clinton savages Trump's United Nations speech on "Colbert"
- September 21, 2017

The fact that this woman didn't get the job is (hopefully prosecutably) criminal. Hillary Clinton and Emma Stone are both in the midst of lengthy press tours, Clinton for her book What Happened and Stone for her film Battle of the Sexes . (more...)
Obama Also Said The US Could Destroy North Korea Obama Also Said The US Could Destroy North Korea
- September 21, 2017

Nothing Trump said gave the impression that there was an alternate route to prevent being attacked by the US. Trump's speech addressed many different topics such as the economy, radical terror, the nuclear threat of North Korea , Iran's funding of terrorist groups, Iraq, Syria, Cuba, immigration, socialism, and United Nations reform. (more...)
Eden wicket to be sporting for second India-Australia ODI
- September 21, 2017

The hosts won the first match of the series at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on 17 September. Yuzvendra Chahal bagged 3 wickets, whereas young Kuldeep Yadav also picked 2 wickets to set back Australia . Talking about playing at the iconic venue where the emergence of Australian cricket took place 30 years back in 1987 when Allan Border's Australia led his side to World Cup glory defeating England, Smith said: "I have never played an global match here". (more...)
Lady Gaga Talks Chronic Pain Condition in New 'Five Foot Two' Trailer Lady Gaga Talks Chronic Pain Condition in New 'Five Foot Two' Trailer
- September 20, 2017

However, Gaga has promised her fans that she would be back once she is strong enough to perform. It said: "Live Nation confirmed today the European leg of Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour Concert has unfortunately been postponed until early 2018". (more...)
Was Trump right all along about being wiretapped? Was Trump right all along about being wiretapped?
- September 20, 2017

According to sources, the new warrant was issued in an effort by the FBI to investigate ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives. Manafort was not under surveillance during the period in which he, Donald Trump Jr., and Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer, possibly to discuss information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton . (more...)
The Updates On Hurricane Maria Look Especially Disastrous For Puerto Rico The Updates On Hurricane Maria Look Especially Disastrous For Puerto Rico
- September 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria is causing major disruption across the Eastern Caribbean and cruise ports in San Juan and the U.S. Virgin Islands are now closed. The U.S. A private Catholic university in Florida has chartered a plane to fly students out of the Caribbean island of St. Croix as it braces for Maria. "From that perspective, it's a really tense moment and one that places Puerto Rico in a more precarious situation than before". (more...)
Trump Wants to Hold a Military Parade for the Fourth of July Trump Wants to Hold a Military Parade for the Fourth of July
- September 20, 2017

But now he's the commander in chief and talking about holding such a show of military might on the Fourth of July. "I was your guest at Bastille Day, and it was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen", he told Mr Macron when they met in NY yesterday. (more...)
CT, national gas prices drop CT, national gas prices drop
- September 19, 2017

The good news for now: Barring another major hurricane or some other unexpected event that might rattle oil prices, the cost of filling up your vehicle should reach their lowest levels of the year this fall, according to the auto club known as AAA. (more...)
AP Top 25: Defending champion Clemson makes move to No. 2 AP Top 25: Defending champion Clemson makes move to No. 2
- September 19, 2017

OU's ranking comes after a 56-14 win in which Baker Mayfield threw for four touchdowns and the defense held Tulane's offense scoreless during the game's final three quarters. 12 to 25 after being routed 37-7 by Mississippi State . The majority of movement came as a result of one ranked team knocking off another, with very few upsets of ranked squads by those outside the Top 25. (more...)
Congo-Kinshasa: Dozens of Burundians Killed in Clashes With DRC Forces Congo-Kinshasa: Dozens of Burundians Killed in Clashes With DRC Forces
- September 19, 2017

Congo's government says it is opening an investigation to establish the facts and true identity of the "supposed refugees", spokesman Lambert Mende said. More than 400,000 refugees from Burundi have fled to neighboring Congo since 2015, to escape an outbreak of political violence that was sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's successful but disputed bid to win a third term in office. (more...)
Donald Trump shares video of himself hitting Hillary Clinton with golf ball Donald Trump shares video of himself hitting Hillary Clinton with golf ball
- September 18, 2017

Trump has not held back on roasting Hillary Clinton upon the release of her book and his retweet this morning only adds insult to injury. But the move comes as the Democrat has been back in the news promoting her memoir about her loss, " What Happened ". (more...)
PV Sindhu gets better of Okuhara, wins Korean Super Series PV Sindhu gets better of Okuhara, wins Korean Super Series
- September 18, 2017

Sindhu, like always showed confidence and grit as she won the closely contested opening game. An exhausted Sindhu was on all fours on the court as Okuhara refused to give up, winning a long rally with a strong smash. Sindhu faces either third seed Sung Ji-Hyun of South Korea or sixth seed He Bingjiao of China in today's semis. Badminton player Prannoy H.S., who has been training at the same academy as Sindhu, says, "I guess everything has been working in her favour at the moment". (more...)
California lawmakers approve sanctuary bill California lawmakers approve sanctuary bill
- September 17, 2017

The bill, known as SB54, bans law enforcement officials from asking about the immigration status of people under arrest, and prevents local police from being "deputized as immigration agents", The Associated Press reports . Some immigrant rights advocates who were previously disappointed with the list of offenses under the Trust Act, were dismayed to see the same exceptions applied in the so-called sanctuary state bill. (more...)
NASA's groundbreaking Cassini space craft dead after 20 years exploring Saturn NASA's groundbreaking Cassini space craft dead after 20 years exploring Saturn
- September 16, 2017

The unprocessed images of the Saturn system shared by NASA were taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Wednesday. NASA now believes the circled area in the image below is where the spacecraft finally became part of the planet it studied for so long. (more...)
Trump attacks ESPN, asks for apology over Jemele Hill comments Trump attacks ESPN, asks for apology over Jemele Hill comments
- September 16, 2017

Hill later issued a statement of her own, apologizing for putting her colleagues and network in an unfortunate light, though she did not apology for her actual comments - nor did anyone really expect her to. Sanders went on CNN to address the matter by stating that Jemele's tweet committed a " fireable offense ". ESPN has denied they tried to shake up the roster. (more...)
Trump praising rapid response to Irma in Florida Trump praising rapid response to Irma in Florida
- September 15, 2017

Irma was a massive storm, blasting through almost half of the Sunshine State, flooding streets, damaging homes and displacing residents. Many Florida residents remain swamped and without electricity. The president also used the opportunity to encourage Scott to run for the Senate. "We're deadset on that", said Mr. Trump of rebuilding efforts in the Florida Keys, the hardest hit area in the state. (more...)
Germany return to top of world rankings Germany return to top of world rankings
- September 15, 2017

Macau in an away fixture in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification third round. Brazil beat Ecuador in their first Qualifier but they were then held to a 1-1 draw with Colombia and that allowed Germany to replace them at the top. Hosts Russia will be automatically seeded in Pot 1 alongside the other top-seven nations, while Brazil's spot is also guaranteed given they have already qualified and are guaranteed to be ranked in the top seven. (more...)
Dennis Rodman Offers To Fix Trump's Nuclear Conflict With North Korea Dennis Rodman Offers To Fix Trump's Nuclear Conflict With North Korea
- September 14, 2017

Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman has spoken about how he enjoys skiing and riding horses with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and hopes to "straighten things out" with the North Korean leader in the wake of the ongoing nuclear missile crisis. (more...)
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Venezuela open to extending oil production cuts Saudi Arabia, UAE, Venezuela open to extending oil production cuts
- September 13, 2017

Global benchmark November Brent crude LCOX7, +0.02% inched up by 6 cents, or 0.1%, to finish at $53.84 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange. Opec and other producers, including Russian Federation, have agreed to reduce output by about 1.8 million barrels per day until next March in a bid to reduce global oil inventories and support oil prices . (more...)
Oklahoma universities ranked among 2018 Best Colleges by US News & World Report Oklahoma universities ranked among 2018 Best Colleges by US News & World Report
- September 13, 2017

NC State's overall score rose four points to 54. "While the importance of institutional rankings is often debated, numerous metrics on which these rankings are based are an important part of our university's mission as well as areas we have identified for improvement", Chancellor Ronnie Green said in a statement. (more...)
Ukraine presses charges against Saakashvili for resisting police while breaching border Ukraine presses charges against Saakashvili for resisting police while breaching border
- September 12, 2017

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and a crowd of supporters have shoved their way through a line of guards at the Ukrainian border, making good on the politician's vow to return to the land that had stripped him of citizenship. (more...)