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'No question of forming new party', clarifies Sharad Yadav

'No question of forming new party', clarifies Sharad Yadav Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, who has opposed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alliance with the BJP to form the new government in Bihar, will plan his future strategy after a conclave in Delhi on August 17, leaders close to him said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Punk Singer Denied Entry To The US For Mocking President Trump

Punk Singer Denied Entry To The US For Mocking President Trump The 56-year-old said officials presented him with pictures of himself dressed as Mr Trump while on the band's "Presidential" Tour in Germany last year, where he was an outspoken critic of the former business tycoon. Peter And The Test Tube Babies' singer Peter Bywaters had flown with his band to San Francisco earlier this week, but he was detained by authorities at the airport and was then se... [Full Article...]

New York City to Crush Ton of Ivory in Central Park

New York City to Crush Ton of Ivory in Central Park It is all being fed into a rock crusher and turned to dust. "This so-called artwork that to me is a repugnant representation of a sick trade will be pulverized into nothing as a powerful symbol of the state's commitment to enforcing this ban", New York's Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Basil Seggos at an event last week that showcased $8.5 million worth of confiscated ivory artifacts. [Full Article...]

Sonny Bill Williams cleared to play in test vs Australia

Sonny Bill Williams cleared to play in test vs Australia Williams successfully appealed a decision which deemed that a pre-test "game of three halves" hit-out against Counties Manukau and Taranaki did not meet the criteria for a match. "While World Rugby respects the decision of the independent appeal committee to uphold the appeal by New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams against the matches that counted towards his four-week suspension, it is surprised by ... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu suspected of bribery, fraud, gag order on all his cases

Netanyahu suspected of bribery, fraud, gag order on all his cases Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday placed a foundation stone for a new neighbourhood in a Jewish settlement in occupied Palestinian territory which is to accommodate former residents of a similar complex that was shut down and evicted by the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

Firefighters battle blaze at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market

Firefighters battle blaze at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market The fire broke out just before 5pm and some 44 fire trucks were on the scene. According to reports, the fire extinguishing efforts were hampered by the area's narrow streets and tight-knit buildings. "I hope the area will be able to quickly recover to what it was before", said Kiyoshi Kimura, president of a company that operates the sushi chain Sushi Zanmai. [Full Article...]

Study finds adults less likely to use seat belts in back seat

Study finds adults less likely to use seat belts in back seat The institute survey of about 1200 people also found many adults don't buckle up in the back seat because they feel safer back there, even when taking a taxi, an Uber or Lyft. For drivers and front passengers, using a lap and shoulder belt reduces the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent in a pickup, SUV or van and by 45 percent in a vehicle. [Full Article...]

Trump blames Congress for US-Russia relationship's 'all-time' low

Trump blames Congress for US-Russia relationship's 'all-time' low The legislation has been roundly criticized in Russian Federation. The new law allows the US Congress to halt any effort of Trump to ease sanctions on Russian Federation. The president wasn't happy with the new sanctions , but he had to sign the bill. And there have been multiple reports the Pentagon and State Department are pushing to send lethal aid to the Ukrainian government - a move th... [Full Article...]

Suspect Charged In Shooting Death Of Southport Police Officer

Suspect Charged In Shooting Death Of Southport Police Officer Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive in the killing of the 38-year-old father of two. A nurse who stopped to help told officers that she told Brown not to move because he could further injure himself. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis . A judge has ordered him held without bond. A witness said Brown "kept trying to reach for... [Full Article...]

Homeland security secretary replaces Priebus at White House

One source described McCaul, a Texas Republican who is the chairman of the House homeland security committee, as having the "experience necessary to run the agency" and "open to the position" of DHS secretary. Chris) Christie have been treated by the president will likely cause pause", the well-placed source said. In a television interview, Putin indicated the cutback was retaliation for new sanct... [Full Article...]

Nationals meet in Qld ahead of joint party

Nationals meet in Qld ahead of joint party Speaking on The Bolt Report , Ms Credlin said a postal vote could happen before Christmas and help to satisfy growing rumbles in the Liberal party room. In ANOTHER scenario, Tim Wilson is Malcolm Turnbull who really really doesn't want to talk about same-sex marriage (but for slightly different reasons than Wilson) and Peter Van Onselen is himself but also representing all the journalists const... [Full Article...]

San Francisco's Iconic Anchor Steam Bought By Japanese Brewer

San Francisco's Iconic Anchor Steam Bought By Japanese Brewer Anchor's spirits arm, Anchor Distilling, is not included in the deal and will become a separate company following the sale. Last year, Anchor recorded volumes of 1.75m 24-bottle cases and US$33m in sales, according to Sapporo . The popular and historic company, established in 1896, is yet another example of the trend of craft breweries selling out to global companies. Anchor Brewery and Sappo... [Full Article...]

USA responds to North Korea missile test with show of force

USA responds to North Korea missile test with show of force The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no point in seeking further UN Security Council action because North Korea is already violating current resolutions. "I am very disappointed in China". The Japan Times quoted Mr John Schilling, a North Korea expert and aerospace engineer, as saying the map may have been purposely displayed by Pyongyang as an indication of its capabilities. [Full Article...]

Trump's Tantrum Over Russia

Trump's Tantrum Over Russia US Senator John McCain responded to US President Donald Trump accusing Congress of deteriorating US ties with Russia amid new anti-Russian sanctions. Trump has hedged repeatedly on the question of Russian responsibility for election meddling previous year, saying it is possible Russia was involved but other countries could have had a role. [Full Article...]

India's first private sector missile sub system manufacturing entity inaugurated

India's first private sector missile sub system manufacturing entity inaugurated KRAS would be India's first private sector advanced defence sub-systems manufacturing entity. Formed in line with the "Make in India" initiative of the Centre and the policy to encourage private sector participation in defence production, the 51:49 joint venture will develop a wide range of advanced capabilities. [Full Article...]

Body found in Grand Canyon, believed to be Texas woman

Body found in Grand Canyon, believed to be Texas woman Beadle was reported missing on Tuesday. Park officials say Sarah Beadle, 38, of Fort Worth had reservations to stay at Bright Angel Campground on Tuesday but never arrived, the National Park Service said in a statement . A woman's body was found Wednesday near Black Bridge, less than mile from Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon. No additional information was available and the investiga... [Full Article...]

Disgraced former Baylor coach Dave Bliss hired by Las Vegas high school

Disgraced former Baylor coach Dave Bliss hired by Las Vegas high school Bliss, for his part, was given a 10-year show-cause penalty, which effectively ended his NCAA career because no member school would dare hire someone with such a punishment attached to his name. "He is our athletic director". Wilson also said she felt "absolutely" comfortable with Bliss working at the school and even had her own daughter attend his basketball camp . [Full Article...]

Kelly called Comey to express anger over how Trump handled his firing

Kelly called Comey to express anger over how Trump handled his firing Also unclear is whether a new chief of staff will have any influence over the president's social media histrionics. Priebus left his post as chairman of the Republican National Committee in January to manage the West Wing. The Mooch's White House tenure was fly-like, but the old Marine from whom he got the swat could turn out to be significant. Under pressure from a widening probe into his cam... [Full Article...]

Afghan robotics team captain's father killed in Herat mosque attack

The six team members were initially denied visas to travel to the US. With only days to spare, enough global censure prompted intervention at a higher level and the six arrived in the U.S. "Fatemah's father could not survive the injuries and lost his life", Ali Reza Mehrban, the team's director, revealed to Al Jazeera. They had twice applied for visas, twice travelled the 500 miles from Herat ... [Full Article...]

Kenyan election official was strangled, tortured

Kenyan election official was strangled, tortured Kenya's electoral commission workers have been assured security after the killing of elections technology manager Christopher Chege Msando. His department is responsible for voter-identification and result-transmission technology for the national elections that take place on Tuesday. [Full Article...]


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