• Chad Severs Diplomatic Ties With Qatar Over Terrorism Fears
Chad Severs Diplomatic Ties With Qatar Over Terrorism Fears

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is still waiting for any response from the Ministry of Haj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia to complete the procedures concerning the pilgrims of Qatar, as is the case between the two countries in the past.

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  • HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Cut
HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Cut

The company has continued to linger in negative territory in the second quarter of this year, posting a ninth-consecutive unprofitable quarter, or net losses of NT$1.95 billion (US$64.36 million), for last quarter. While it may seem that VIVE is dropping its headset price by $200 in order to follow its competitor's strategy, I don't think this was ...

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  • Nepotism row; Opposition legislators' protest against minister Shylaja enters third day
Nepotism row; Opposition legislators' protest against minister Shylaja enters third day

UDF MLAs V P Sajeendran, N Shamsuddin, Roji M John, Eldose Kunnappally and T V Ibrahim have been on a "satyagraha" demanding the minister's resignation. Saseendran had to leave following allegations of sexual misconduct this March. Later, the Opposition members boycotted the Minister and the day's proceedings and joined with the five MLAs staging...

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  • Barcelona attack van driver shot dead
Barcelona attack van driver shot dead

The house in Alcanar was destroyed by an explosion on Wednesday 16 August and police said the apparently accidental explosion forced the conspirators to scale down their plans and to hurriedly carry out more "rudimentary" attacks. Five apparent cell members were shot dead by police after they rammed a auto into pedestrians in the resort town of...

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  • Medical records: Diplomats to Havana suffered TBI, damage to nervous system
Medical records: Diplomats to Havana suffered TBI, damage to nervous system

In their reports, the doctors cautioned against further exposure as symptoms could worsen or new ones could arise. They were subjected to other types of harassment while stationed in Havana including vandalism to vehicles, surveillance and home break-ins, CBS News reports.

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  • Cops find large haul of meth in vehicle
Cops find large haul of meth in vehicle

The 13-year-old driver, 22-year-old German Michel-Arreola and 19-year-old Irene Michel-Arreola, all from Los Angeles, now face multiple drug charges. It happened on I-70 near Fruita, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. During a search of the vehicle, authorities found 23 packages containing a crystalline substance consistent with metha...

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  • John McCain's Daughter Responds to People Who Wish Death Upon Her Father
John McCain's Daughter Responds to People Who Wish Death Upon Her Father

John McCain (R-Ariz.) needed to "die" during President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday night in the senator's home state of Arizona. John McCain, who is now battling an aggressive type of brain cancer . But McCain cast the deciding no vote that killed the repeal-and-replace bill 49-51. Ward stirred controversy when she said that McCain should "st...

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  • White House has paperwork ready for Joe Arpaio pardon
White House has paperwork ready for Joe Arpaio pardon

When they attack the decency of our supporters". "These are truly dishonest people". "I hit 'em with 'neo-Nazi, '" Trump said , flipping through a copy of his remarks he had grabbed earlier from his jacket pocket. While Trump didn't officially pardon Arpaio, last night he hinted that it was in the works. "I can tell you that there will b...

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  • Pakistan Supports Efforts to Restore Peace, Stability in Afghanistan
Pakistan Supports Efforts to Restore Peace, Stability in Afghanistan

The most recent State Department country reports on terrorism identified Pakistan, again, as a "terrorist safe haven ", identifying the Haqqani Network (a Taliban faction), Lashkar e-Toiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammad among "numerous terrorist groups" that have continued to operate from its territory.

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  • JAMB Crashes Cut-Off Marks Into Varsities, Others
JAMB Crashes Cut-Off Marks Into Varsities, Others

Also, the minimum entry benchmark into polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics was pegged at 100. The Minister of Education disclosed this at a Policy meeting on the Admission Exercise in Abuja. The benchmark set a year ago for all the institutions including universities, colleges of education and Polytechnics, was 180, which the sta...

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  • Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool
Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

Mirgayas Shirinskiy (photo) is the fourth senior Russian diplomat to "unexpectedly" die this year under. The ambassador, who was born in 1954, "died while he was swimming in his pool at his house", the officer said. However, the ministry said in a statement that the circumstances of Shirinskiy's death will be released immediately as soon as they ...

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  • Driver hits three protesters in St. Louis
Driver hits three protesters in St. Louis

Louis on Wednesday night. A police spokeswoman told the outlet the white male driver was taken into custody for felony fleeing, as photos show protesters on the hood of the man's Mercedes. The incident happened on Manchester Road not far from the Transgender Memorial Garden where the vigil was held for Kiwi Herring. Witnesses described the driv...

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  • Acer's Nitro 5 Spin is a convertible designed for casual gaming
Acer's Nitro 5 Spin is a convertible designed for casual gaming

The company showed off the new Nitro 5 Spin, a "casual" gaming laptop for those looking to get a decent gaming experience on the go. Note that there's a caveat here, and unsurprisingly Acer states that the Nitro 5 Spin is aimed at "casual gaming", although it can handle the likes of Dota 2, League of Legends or Overwatch , offering up to 10 ...

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  • Nervous Wait For Citizenship Scandal Result From High Court
Nervous Wait For Citizenship Scandal Result From High Court

She pointed out the cases arose in "unusual circumstances". The cases of two more senators - deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash and NXT senator Nick Xenophon - are likely to be referred to the High Court by the Senate when it sits again next month.

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  • Dead As Typhoon Smashes Into Macau, HK And South China
Dead As Typhoon Smashes Into Macau, HK And South China

Many skyscrapers in the usually teeming streets of Hong Kong were empty and dark as office workers stayed at home. In residential districts like Heng Fa Chuen on densely populated Hong Kong island, massive waves smashed against the sides of oceanfront buildings and surged over a promenade, swamping vehicles parked nearby.

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  • RJD calls for ED probe into Srijan scam, demands Nitish's resignation
RJD calls for ED probe into Srijan scam, demands Nitish's resignation

Yadav said that the Srijan scam was not confined to the Bhagalpur district alone, and that its links were spread in several districts. Speaking to ANI, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said, "People are facing hardships due to floods, the Chief Minister is conducting surveys, whole Bihar government is busy in providing relief to the victim...

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  • Donald Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea
Donald Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

Respect that fact. And maybe probably not, but maybe, something positive could come about. KCNA also unveiled photos showing disturbing diagrams hanging on the wall behind the despot during Kim Jong Un's visit to the plant that makes the solid-fuel engines for the country's ballistic missiles.

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  • Disproportionate assets case: Supreme Court rejects AIADMK leader VK Sasikala's review petition
Disproportionate assets case: Supreme Court rejects AIADMK leader VK Sasikala's review petition

Dismissing the review petition by Sasikala and her two relatives, the bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Amitava Roy said: "We don't find any error in the common judgment, much less an apparent error on the face of the record, so as to call for its review".

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  • Canada warns migrants in USA against asylum 'short-cutting'
Canada warns migrants in USA against asylum 'short-cutting'

He said he's considering accelerating processing of temporary work permits, to make claimants less dependent on government handouts. He said arrivals are going through a rigorous screening process and that there is no "shortcutting". Some have complained that Trudeau provoked the flood of asylum seekers by tweeting out a message in January, short...

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  • China warns bilateral ties at risk after USA sanctions over North Korea
China warns bilateral ties at risk after USA sanctions over North Korea

Two days before Trump declared that U.S. forces in South Korea were "locked and loaded", NBC News broadcast a detailed report that the Pentagon had plans to strike some "two dozen North Korean missile-launch sites, testing grounds and support facilities" using B-1B heavy bombers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam .

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