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Saudi-led coalition kills 42 civilians in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition kills 42 civilians in Yemen An air raid struck a building in Yemen's capital on Friday , killing 12 people, six of them children, when an adjacent apartment block collapsed, residents said . The alliance controls much of northern Yemen, including Sanaa. "Since March 2015, the United Nations human rights office has documented 13,829 civilian casualties, including 5,110 killed and 8,719 injured". [Full Article...]

PM arrives for aerial survey of flood-ravaged districts in Bihar

PM arrives for aerial survey of flood-ravaged districts in Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav thinks the real objective of Narendra Modi's helicopter survey of floods in Bihar just a gimmick to draw attention away from the opposition rally. He also reviewed relief and rehabilitation work with them in detail. He also assured the state government of relief measures, and said that a central team will be sent to assess the extent of damage in the worst-hit regions. [Full Article...]

Bihar floods toll 379, situation in UP grim

Bihar floods toll 379, situation in UP grim The toll mounted to 418 Bihar. "Where was he when almost 400 people died and lakhs of people were forced to flee their homes and take shelter on elevated roads and embankments under the sky", Mr Yadav said here at a press conference. Apart from NDRF , 16 teams of the State Disaster Response Force comprising 466 personnel are helping people in the flood-hit areas with the help of 92 boats. [Full Article...]

United States hospital worker claims $759 million jackpot

United States hospital worker claims $759 million jackpot The lottery initially said a convenience store in Watertown had sold the winning ticket. He said the Chicopee store will receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket, he said. "At 3:00, with the eclipse ended, sales returned to their previous strong level", the lottery said. Bob Bolduc, owner of the Pride store chain, said the proceeds would be donated to local charities. [Full Article...]

Why POTUS Unloaded on a Senator From Tennessee — Twitter Tracker

Why POTUS Unloaded on a Senator From Tennessee — Twitter Tracker U.S. Senator Bob Corker , chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Friday released the following statement after the Trump administration announced financial sanctions on Venezuela. The White House responded to comments made by Tennessee Senator Bob Corker questioning President Donald Trump's competence. "And we need for him to be successful; our nation needs for him to be succes... [Full Article...]

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in 2002 rape case

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in 2002 rape case A special court on Friday found Ram Rahim, 50, guilty of sexually exploiting two female disciples in 2002, prosecution lawyer Utsav Bains said. He will be sentenced on Monday. All public transport in and around the town will also remain off the roads. 'We are prepared to deal with any situation, but are confident that adequate measures have been put in place, ' said BS Sandhu, a senior Haryana p... [Full Article...]

Canada to have allow gender-neutral passports, will have new option 'X'

Canada to have allow gender-neutral passports, will have new option 'X' Canada will soon begin offering a third gender option "X" on its passports and immigration documents. The citizens would be able to mark "X" in space of gender on their passports and other identity documents. Earlier in June, the North American nation had passed a law which had included gender identity and expression in the list of offences linked to discrimination on grounds such as such a... [Full Article...]

United States urges Myanmar to avoid reprisals after attacks kill 89

United States urges Myanmar to avoid reprisals after attacks kill 89 Myanmar government said that at least 24 police posts in the Rakhine state were attended by the Rohingya insurgents early on Friday leaving 12 security-men killed. Bodies of what appeared to be Rohingya militants have been found at the sites of the raids on security installations in the northern part of Rakhine state , officials said. [Full Article...]

SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran

SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran Although the Court had, in Shamim Ara versus State of UP, already invalidated triple talaq in 2002, the majority judgment in the latest case takes a significant step forward by underlining that this utterly unjust practice is not protected under Article 25 (freedom of religion) of the Constitution. [Full Article...]

Seoul Hopes for Wise Resolution of "Pending Issue" with China

Seoul Hopes for Wise Resolution of China and South Korea's leaders moved on Thursday to mend ties strained by the deployment of a US-developed anti-missile system by Seoul. When being asked about this decision on August 21, China's foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying claimed she was "not aware of the detailed arrangements". [Full Article...]

Republicans quick to dismiss Trump's government shutdown threats

Republicans quick to dismiss Trump's government shutdown threats There has been little indication that Republican leadership would be willing to risk a government shutdowns over to get their way certain funding for a wall, as shutdowns can cost the federal government billions of dollars, and tend to be politically unpopular. [Full Article...]

WH: Gary Cohn 'Has Not Held Back' With Trump on Va. Comments

WH: Gary Cohn 'Has Not Held Back' With Trump on Va. Comments The government has enough money to pay its bills until September 29. During a mid-renovation visit on August 11, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told reporters: 'The HVAC systems are 27 years old, but due to the 24/7, 365-day use a year, the estimated age of the system based off of usage is 81 years old'. [Full Article...]

Trump bans transgenders from military

Trump bans transgenders from military As described in the report, the president's memo will direct Mattis to immediately stop admitting transgender people to the military, and will establish a legal framework for determining whether transgender individuals now serving are capable of deploying in war zones, or should be kicked out of the military. [Full Article...]

Probe after video show screaming schoolgirl forced into splits

Probe after video show screaming schoolgirl forced into splits Shocking footage showing teenagers on a Colorado cheerleading squad being forced to perform painful splits is going viral (video below). The 13 year-old asked the coach to " please, stop " nine times in less than 24 seconds. There are reportedly additional videos involving as many as eight other cheerleaders being pushed into the splits in practice. " Please stop! Please stop!" the girl rep... [Full Article...]

China interested in stable Afghanistan due to infrastructure project

China interested in stable Afghanistan due to infrastructure project Trump was uncompromising in his demand that Pakistan close the safe havens that the USA and Afghanistan have repeatedly accused them of allowing on their soil. "We are not nation-building again", Trump said Monday night. "This administration will not shy away from some more tougher steps if they have to, to try to convince Pakistani leaders that it's in their own interest to crack... [Full Article...]

Eight dead in huge United Kingdom motorway crash

Eight dead in huge United Kingdom motorway crash Four people have been taken to hospital, including a child, according to Police. The drivers of the two lorries were arrested in connection with the incident in Buckinghamshire. Police say they are working to locate and inform the families of those affected. "This collision was deeply distressing for the members of the public who witnessed it, along with the emergency service workers who atten... [Full Article...]

Terrorists attack police lines in Pulwama, two security personnel martyred

Terrorists attack police lines in Pulwama, two security personnel martyred The first attack was launched on a residential building which was immediately cordoned off. One police officer was killed in the initial assault, while three paramilitary troops were injured and evacuated to a nearby hospital, he said. There is no hostage situation in the ongoing encounter at the DPL ( Pulwama )", a brief statement issued to the media by the Jammu and Kashmir police said. [Full Article...]

Ariz. business group opposes Trump on NAFTA

Ariz. business group opposes Trump on NAFTA Those are troubling words to Bob Young, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Trump's shadow is looming large over NAFTA talks just a week into negotiations. Under NAFTA, trade among the three major nations of North America is not free, but actually heavily regulated by the terms of the agreement. He's made the threat numerous times, but this is the first time he's done ... [Full Article...]

Almost 10 percent of Americans think it's OK to be a neo-Nazi

Almost 10 percent of Americans think it's OK to be a neo-Nazi The violent rally in Virginia, which saw hundreds of white supremacists marching through the college town to ostensibly protect Confederate statues, sent a chill through the American body politic, which only intensified when US President Donald Trump seemed to blame both the marchers and protesters. [Full Article...]

Egyptian pilgrims dying of natural causes during hajj season rises to nine

Egyptian pilgrims dying of natural causes during hajj season rises to nine On Friday, two women in their sixties died of heart failure and circulatory failure. The Hajj minister said in a statement that Saudi Arabia is fully equipped to control the expected crowds in this year's pilgrimage season. Almost 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend, after Tehran boycotted Mecca previous year following a crush at the pilgrimage in 2015 in which hundreds of people died, many o... [Full Article...]


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