• Suu Kyi to address Arakan Crisis concerns in Naypyidaw
Suu Kyi to address Arakan Crisis concerns in Naypyidaw

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council yesterday expressed concern over the current security operations in the region that have seen an exodus of up to 400,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh. She became Myanmar's state counselor in April 2016, a new post that made her the most powerful civilian leader in the country. "The f...

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  • Hurricane Jose: Track takes weakening storm on an Atlantic loop
Hurricane Jose: Track takes weakening storm on an Atlantic loop

Initially, there were two small islands, but an enterprising developer in the 1920s dredged the bay and filled them in with mud, then planned a resort-like community with lavish Mediterranean-style homes. For many of Irma's victims, the days ahead are likely to be soggy, sweaty, dark and discouraging. Georgia Power and Alabama Power are subsidiar...

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  • Madras HC stays conduct of floor test in TN assembly till Wednesday
Madras HC stays conduct of floor test in TN assembly till Wednesday

TTV Dhinakaran had on Wednesday removed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami from the post of AIADMK headquarter secretary.The "sacked" party deputy chief Dinakaran appointed P Palaniappan as the new party headquarter secretary.

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  • UK Foreign Secretary to visit Irma-battered Caribbean islands
UK Foreign Secretary to visit Irma-battered Caribbean islands

The Prime Minister has reiterated her vow to change the rules set out by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) which have prevented the United Kingdom from sending aid money to Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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  • North Korea may have detonated 250-kiloton bomb
North Korea may have detonated 250-kiloton bomb

Writing for 38 North, the Johns Hopkins University website dedicated to North Korea issues, analysts Frank V. Pabian, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu say North Korea's site now has "additional slippage" in "pre-existing landslide scars" and a "possible subsidence crater".

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  • Missouri Senate votes to censure Chappelle-Nadal over Trump assassination post
Missouri Senate votes to censure Chappelle-Nadal over Trump assassination post

That resolution passed the Senate 28-2. She gets to keep her seat for now, but lawmakers can always circle back to the issue and expel her. After her Facebook post, Chappelle-Nadal was stripped of committee assignments, but Love remains on committees.

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  • At least 50 dead in attacks in southern Iraq
At least 50 dead in attacks in southern Iraq

They opened fire on the patrons there, who included Iranian and Iraqi pilgrims traveling north toward the Shiite shrines in Karbala and Najaf, the head of the provincial health department said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Shiite Muslim-dominate Thi Qar is located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Baghda...

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  • Sprinkler systems in only two per cent of council tower blocks
Sprinkler systems in only two per cent of council tower blocks

The inquiry will begin with Chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick giving an opening statement at a central London hotel where victims' relatives and survivors can attend. "We were sitting in a ballroom dripping with chandeliers". "We are also conscious that many have lost everything". "The tragedy of Grenfell means the expectation is there will be a qua...

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  • Amnesty International starts campaign to end usage of pellet guns in Kashmir
Amnesty International starts campaign to end usage of pellet guns in Kashmir

Amnesty International's report " Losing Sight in Kashmir: The Impact of Pellet-Firing Shotguns"- designed with photographs of blinded pellet victims - presented the cases of 88 people whose eyesight has been damaged by pellets between 2014 and 2017.

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  • Imran-Qadri meeting: PAT to support PTI in NA-120 by-election
Imran-Qadri meeting: PAT to support PTI in NA-120 by-election

On this statement of Imran, Babar had submitted contempt of court petition against Imran Khan with the ECP. The election body also ordered the PTI chief to submit surety bonds worth Rs0.1 million. The commission sought reply from the PTI chief Imran Khan by August 23. Following this, the ECP reserved its judgement in the contempt case and issued ...

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  • United Kingdom territories devastated by Irma 'too wealthy' for foreign aid
United Kingdom territories devastated by Irma 'too wealthy' for foreign aid

The government has pledged £57m so far to help with recovery efforts. Mr Johnson said the United Kingdom would be there for Anguilla for "the long term" after the island's "hellish experience". Highlighting the presence of the Royal Marines on the island, he said "it is the biggest operation our armed forces have conducted since Libya", calling...

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  • Toshiba picks US-led consortium for chip business sale
Toshiba picks US-led consortium for chip business sale

Western Digital shares are down 0.62%. Western Digital, which bought SanDisk previous year, has argued the sale might violate terms of the joint venture with Toshiba. That will avert an impending March 2018 de-listing from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the grounds of negative net worth - liabilities exceeding assets - for a second successive year...

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  • Speaking of Trump, DACA and an invisible line toward naturalization
Speaking of Trump, DACA and an invisible line toward naturalization

We praise Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for being among the 16 attorneys general to sue to preserve it. Before we discuss the new measures on DACA and Dreamers, here are some facts which you won't get from the mainstream media.

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  • Philip Hammond rejects 'protectionist' European Union agendas after Brexit
Philip Hammond rejects 'protectionist' European Union agendas after Brexit

We will move on because Brexit isn't everything, it's not the future of everything, it's not the be all and end all'. In the EU's equivalent of a US president's State of the Union address , Juncker pledged to wrap up trade talks with Mexico and Brazil and proposed limiting China's ability to buy up European companies in infrastructure, hi-...

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  • Washington: 1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at Freeman High School
Washington: 1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at Freeman High School

Then, officials said, a school custodian approached the shooter and "ordered him to surrender". Michael Harper, 15, told the Spokesman-Review that he was a good friend of the shooter. One student was killed and three were wounded when another student allegedly opened fire in a hallway Wednesday morning. "I heard a loud pop and I turned around a...

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  • President Trump says 'no deal' on DACA, refuting reports of an agreement
President Trump says 'no deal' on DACA, refuting reports of an agreement

Following a late dinner at the White House last night, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said they had come to an agreement with Mr Trump about extending protection under new legislation.

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  • Willie Nelson sets Hurricane Harvey benefit concert
Willie Nelson sets Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

Steve Adler , the Mayor of Austin , said, "We got lucky when Hurricane Harvey avoided Austin , but though it missed us, it hit our neighbors hard". Google has pledged to match the first $500,000 of donations as part of a pledge challenge. "Every time I've asked you to help our neighbors you've risen to the challenge", said Austin Mayor Stev...

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  • North Korea sanctions 'nothing compared to what will have to happen', Trump
North Korea sanctions 'nothing compared to what will have to happen', Trump

Mr Moon and Mr Abe agreed to co-operate on seeking tougher United Nations sanctions against North Korea and pledged to strengthen efforts to persuade Beijing and Moscow to cut off oil supplies to the North, said Mr Moon's press secretary.

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  • Shikhar Dhawan to Miss First Three ODIs Against Australia
Shikhar Dhawan to Miss First Three ODIs Against Australia

Shikhar Dhawan had also not played in the fifth ODI and only Twenty20 worldwide against Sri Lanka earlier this month in Colombo. Prior to the Sri Lanka series, Dhawan's prime began from Champions Trophy. Although the team has KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane who could open the batting, Dhawan's omission from the team will surely dent the confidence of ...

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  • FREE SHS IS FOR GHANA'S FUTURE - President Nana Akufo-Addo
FREE SHS IS FOR GHANA'S FUTURE - President Nana Akufo-Addo

He said it was important for beneficiaries of the policy to take their studies seriously to justify the government's investment in them, saying, "If you fail to learn because you are paying nothing, you will have yourselves to blame at the end".

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