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Birmingham mayor orders Confederate statue covered, considering removal

Birmingham mayor orders Confederate statue covered, considering removal Mayor William Bell has ordered the 52-foot Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument to be covered in Linn Park. As we pointed out yesterday, that appears to be a violation of Alabama's state law, which says that no monument over 40 years old can be removed, altered, or renamed. [Full Article...]

Opposition, activists slam probe panel report on Vemula death

Opposition, activists slam probe panel report on Vemula death The one-man commission, headed by Allahabad High Court judge (retd) A K Roopanwal, was constituted in 2016 following Vemula's suicide that triggered protests by students in Hyderabad and elsewhere. His death had kicked up a controversy over the action against him that was alleged to have been prompted by complaints by BJP leaders. It added: "The leniency shown by the Executive Council itself s... [Full Article...]

Indian expats in UAE celebrate Independence Day

Indian expats in UAE celebrate Independence Day The Indian subcontinent achieved independence from the 200 year of British Rule on the intervening night of 14 and 15 August, 1947. Ambassador then raised the National flag to the mesmerising tone of the national anthem. It is also on this special day that the Prime Minister and other highly ranked politicians talk to the citizens about the country's laws, legacy, and the future prospects that i... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom should stay out of US-North Korea war: Jeremy Corbyn

United Kingdom should stay out of US-North Korea war: Jeremy Corbyn Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea , saying that Pyongyang will face " fire and fury " if it continues to threaten the U.S. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday "the risks are very high" of war between the USA and North Korea. [Full Article...]

Many Pakistani Government Sites Hacked on 70th Independence Day

Many Pakistani Government Sites Hacked on 70th Independence Day The day began with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital Islamabad along with a 21-gun salute in provincial capitals to mark the official Independence Day celebrations . This video was posted on Sunday afternoon on Facebook page " Voice of Ram' - a pro-peace social media group that advocates peace between the two neighbouring countries". [Full Article...]

Swiss grocery chain to offer bug burgers

Swiss grocery chain to offer bug burgers Switzerland is the first European country to authorise the sale of insect-based food items for human consumption, a spokeswoman for the country's food safety authority told AFP. Insects are thus the ideal supplement for a contemporary meal plan. Essento breeds mealworms in Belgium, but intends to produce in Switzerland going forward, Meier said. [Full Article...]

Confederate Statue in North Carolina Toppled by Protesters

Confederate Statue in North Carolina Toppled by Protesters I guess that is simpler to tear down Robert E. Lee statues than to do something about minority districts with lousy public schools, very bad economic growth, and rampant crime. ABC11 reported that the protest grew to 100 people, who later marched to the new Durham Police headquarters, which is under construction. Other protesters around the country spray-painted and covered Confederate ... [Full Article...]

Need advice about A level results? Government sets up special helpline

Need advice about A level results? Government sets up special helpline University finding around a third of students who found a place through Clearing regretted their course or university choice. If your exam results are better than you expected, there are options out there for you too. If your UCAS Track says unsuccessful, unfortunately you have not been accepted and should enter Clearing. The best thing to do at this stage is to seek some advice from someone. [Full Article...]

Vice's documentary on Charlottesville is really worth watching

Vice's documentary on Charlottesville is really worth watching Those chants swiftly make way for shouts of " Jews will not replace us ", and numerous right-wing protagonists continue to use racists slurs for Jewish people and African Americans throughout the video. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Soon, Cantwell's pledge becomes chilling and devastatingly prescient. The vehicle attack by a Nazi sympathizer on coun... [Full Article...]

Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone floods

Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone floods Another resident, Ahmed Sesay, compared the sound of the mudslide to an quake. A coroner, Seneh Dumbuya, told Reuters that at least 400 bodies have been recovered, while the Red Cross estimated that over 600 are still missing. Almost 400 people are confirmed dead after a mudslide in the Regent area and floods elsewhere in Freetown on Monday. That witness say they had lost everything and that the... [Full Article...]

Military chiefs weigh in after Trump's Charlottesville comments

Military chiefs weigh in after Trump's Charlottesville comments John Richardson, who on Saturday night issued a news release calling the bloodshed in Charlottesville "shameful". "We grow up and learn to obey the chain of command, and my chain of command is secretary of the Army , secretary of Defence and the president", Mr Milley said . [Full Article...]

FBI Agent Injured After Stun Grenade Accidentally Goes Off, NYPD Says

FBI Agent Injured After Stun Grenade Accidentally Goes Off, NYPD Says An FBI special agent suffered "non-life threatening injuries", the FBI said in a statement emailed to Fox 5. "A small incendiary device went off inadvertently down in the garage", said a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident. [Full Article...]

Maryland man pleads guilty to supporting ISIS

He tried this on two separate occasions. Authorities say Williams admitted that his interest in ISIS began in 2014. One day after the San Bernardino terrorist attack he bought an AK-47 assault riffle. He also discussed the possibility of committing a domestic attack, but anxious in November 2016 he was not "pure" enough. After his arrest, he told agents he supported ISIS and believed he was pa... [Full Article...]

Man accidentally shoots nail into his heart, and lives

Man accidentally shoots nail into his heart, and lives That might have been okay. "Accidents, they can happen so quickly, and fortunately this one had a good ending", he said. After parking his truck and walking into the ER, Bergeson said he started to feel more pain and summoned a security guard for help. [Full Article...]

Bundesliga ace's response to Liverpool rumour

Bundesliga ace's response to Liverpool rumour Pulisic insisted last month that a move from Dortmund to rivals Bayern Munich - following the trend set by Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels - was not in his plans. I am focused on the start of the season. At the beginning of the year I finally extended my contract until 2020. "Last season, I established myself in Dortmund with a European top club, which was always my dream as a ... [Full Article...]

Joint replacement model mandatory areas slashed in CMS proposal

CMS officials sent the rule proposed on August 14 to the Office of Management and Budget last week, canceling the mandatory bundled payment program for heart attacks and bypass surgery as well as proposed expansion of CJR to cover hip and femur fractures that would have taken effect January 1. [Full Article...]

Department of Justice's Demand for Information on Dissenters Goes to Court

Department of Justice's Demand for Information on Dissenters Goes to Court The firm DreamHost said it was challenging a warrant seeking to identify the visitors of the protest site DisruptJ20, which organised a demonstration against Trump at the time of his swearing-in on January 20. The company thought the request was overbroad and that it sought information - such as draft blog posts - in violation of the 1980 Privacy Protection Act. [Full Article...]

Seoul: US will not attack without our consent

Seoul: US will not attack without our consent China warned Mr. Trump against taking trade action aimed at Beijing on Monday, saying the president's move looks like retaliation for the ongoing North Korea crisis. We must act now to prevent the prospect of a nuclear war. Pompeo said "there's nothing imminent today", in response to a question about how anxious should people be over the escalating tensions, on " Fox News Sunday ". [Full Article...]

People living in fear, will fight to save composite culture: Sharad Yadav

People living in fear, will fight to save composite culture: Sharad Yadav The JD-U has removed Yadav as the leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha after he revolted against the party leadership and then proceeded on three-day tour of Bihar, telling the masses how the chief minister has insulted the people's mandate by forming government with the BJP which was given the mandate to sit in the opposition. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Talks Immigration, Sanctuary Cities in Miami

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Talks Immigration, Sanctuary Cities in Miami It's a policy that prompted Chicago, considered a sanctuary city, to file a lawsuit against the government saying they should not be threatened with federal grant money. The city reversed its 2013 "sanctuary" policy after President Donald Trump issued an order instructing federal agencies to withhold funds from jurisdictions that fail to comply with detention requests for undocumented immigrants. [Full Article...]


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