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Assam Floods: Rahul Gandhi Meets Flood-Affected Victims, Assures Assistance

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The 47-year-old Congress leader also met villagers affected due to flood in Lakhimpur . Gujarat Congress president Manish Doshi said that Rahul Gandhi is slated to reach Thara at 3:00 pm, and meet residents of Runi village. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently undertook an aerial survey of the region in Gujarat and announced a compensation of Rs. two lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the floods in Assam, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Read More »

1 of 4 suspected Sydney Islamic airline plotters released

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State Department. The name of the airline that was allegedly targeted has not yet been confirmed. Fairfax Media has details about just how close the terrorism plot came to succeeding, revealing that it was "unwittingly" stopped at an airline check-in counter because the luggage carrying the makeshift bomb was overweight. Read More »

Japan's Taro Kono to be foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle: Kyodo

According to government and ruling party sources, Abe has chose to keep key members, including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso and is working on the selection of other Cabinet posts. Former Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa took the job once again after a hiatus. Abe replaced or reappointed 13 of his 19 Cabinet members on August 3. Read More »

Kelly Called Comey To Express Anger Over Firing, Sources Say

Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser during the Trump presidential campaign, predicted on CNN that Kelly's next move will be to put people in place that will help the president. It won't be easy to recover order within the administration and achieve a measure of success. Trump on Friday ousted Reince Priebus as chief of staff and turned to Kelly, whom he hopes will bring military discipline to an administration weighed down by a stalled legislative agenda, infighting among West Wing ... Read More »

Central Park ceremony held to crush 2 tons of seized ivory

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Between a popular Central Park picnic spot and concert bandshell, New Yorkers might find a more uncommon sight on Thursday morning: more than a ton of elephant ivory being ground into dust. Others argue that it is wasteful and that it would be better to sell confiscated ivory to pay for conservation efforts in poor African countries. Wendy Hapgood, founder of Wild Tomorrow Fund, said crushing events send a signal that laws banning the ivory trade will be strictly enforced. Read More »

Let's talk: What do we do about North Korea?

Rodrigo Duterte called his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un by a phrase he once used against former US President Barak Obama, reports Efe news. Flight data on North Korea's test on Friday suggested their missile had travelled about 620 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan. Russian Federation has maintained that stronger sanctions alone will not resolve the crisis over North Korea's military programs and has backed China's call for talks between the United States ... Read More »

Israel PM Netanyahu suspected of corruption

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Police have been questioning Netanyahu for months over the cases but have released few details. It claimed a campaign was underway to reshuffle the government but the effort would fail because there was nothing to it. One case, dubbed "File 1000, " reportedly involves claims that Netanyahu improperly accepted lavish gifts from wealthy supporters, including Australian billionaire James Packer and Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan. Read More »

Trump 'pressed Mexico to stop talk of wall payments — BBCI

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Somehow, their intrepid reporters have managed to obtain the original transcripts of conversations between President Donald Trump and the Mexican and Australian presidents. During the close of the campaign, Trump said he was unsure why people in a state so naturally attractive would have a drug crisis. "It's disappointing his characterization of this epidemic ignores the great things this state has to offer". Read More »

Fire rips through 86-storey skyscraper in city centre

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A TOWER in the world-famous Marina in Dubai is engulfed in flames. Within minutes the fire had taken over one side of the 86-storey high building after breaking out near the top just before 1am local time (10pm GMT). It has 676 units and is considered the 32nd tallest building in the world. The Torch was the site of a fire in February 2015. The fire comes despite tougher new rules undertaken by the modern emirate early this year following a spate of fires hitting its skyscrapers. Read More »

China urges restraint on Korean peninsula as North's nuclear tests heighten tensions

Haley on Sunday declared that the "time for talk was over" and that "China must decide" whether it will agree to the new raft of sanctions, aimed at ramping up the pressure on North Korea to change its behavior. The United States gave China, North Korea's neighbor and ally, a proposed resolution several weeks ago. In all, six sets of United Nations sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006, but two resolutions adopted a year ago ... Read More »

Don't let difficulties defeat you, PoW tells PM

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Following which, the two spar on the nationality of the Boston bombers ("they were Russians", Turnbull explains) and the reasoning behind Australia's immigration policy ("why do you discriminate against boats?", Trump asks), before Trump labels the conversation "the most unpleasant call all day" (comparing it directly to his conversation with the Russian President:" Putin was a pleasant call ") shortly before hanging up. Read More »

Visitors to be allowed back to Hatteras Island on Friday

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Both Hyde and Dare county officials say Ocracoke and Hatteras islands will be open to visitors beginning Friday at noon. Once tests are complete, CHEC will gradually add service to the area, noting that residents in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton should al expect short outages while the cooperative takes those areas off generator power and transfers them over to power from the new transmission line. Read More »

White House: Pres. Trump to decide soon on ending health payments

John Thune , R-S.D., "But for now what we need is stability in the market place and those payments contribute to that so I would hope he'd continue to make them ". "The uncertainty about whether that subsidy is going to continue from month to month is clearly contributing to the destabilization of the insurance markets, and that's one thing that Congress needs to end", said Collins, who wants lawmakers to appropriate money for the payments. Read More »

WannaCry's accidental hero arrested for malware past

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Marcus Hutchins, who goes by the online handle MalwareTechBlog , was visiting the Def Con security conference in Las Vegas before reportedly being detained. The malware is a banking trojan that was seen in 2014 and 2015 and was created to spread through emails, hoovering up the financial details of users as it did so. Read More »

West Virginia governor to switch parties

While speaking with reporters earlier today, President Trump announced a, "very big announcement" during his appearance at Huntington's Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Joe Manchin, released a statement in anticipation of the president's trip to West Virginia . The switch would make the first time that a Democratic governor has switched to the Republican Party since 1991. Read More »

Delhi court extends ED custody of Shabir Shah

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Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma granted extension of Shah's custody after the ED's counsel insisted that the Kashmiri leader should chant "Bharat mata ki jai". On July 25, Shabir Shah was arrested from his residence where he was under house arrest from a very long time in Srinagar. The court extended the ED remand of the separatist leader for further six days. Read More »

Russian Federation ties at all-time and 'very risky low': Donald Trump

The law strengthens punitive measures imposed over Russia's intervention in Ukraine and meddling in last year's USA presidential election, and gives Congress the power to block Trump from lifting them. Ryan, R-Wis., made no such distinction, saying that the "sanctions directly target the destructive and destabilizing activities of Iran, Russia and North Korea". Read More »

Conditions to test world's best at Women's British Open

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And while this is the first time the world's best will visit Kingsbarns, the Kyle Phillips-designed track is no stranger to hosting elite-level golf and is considered one of the toughest challenges in Scotland. "Kingsbarns now joins the Old Course at St Andrews as host to this prestigious tournament, and I'm excited for the players and visitors to experience another of Fife's wonderful golf courses ". Read More »

After Cong, BJP too moves EC against NOTA in Guj RS polls

His room in the resort was searched and he was taken for questioning at his home. After a few Congress MLAs joined the BJP in Gujarat , and Shankarsinh Vaghela's exit, the Congress packed off its remaining MLAs to Karnataka to ensure that no more defection takes place before the crucial Rajya Sabha contest involving Patel. Read More »

Spouse of Grand Canyon victim says water ran out

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The cause of death of Sarah Beadle, 38, was not immediately known but there was no indication of foul play, said park spokeswoman Emily Davis. Beadle never arrived, but her 11- and 10-year-olds were found safe. A statement released Thursday by park officials says the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating and that no additional information is available. Read More »

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) Declares $0.11 Quarterly Dividend

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Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Cooper Tire & Rubber by 15.9% in the first quarter. The company's previous year sales total was 3.88 Million. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was first reported by Transcript Daily and is the sole property of of Transcript Daily. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. Read More »

Woman trashes Chick-fil-A in fit of rage

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The incident took place on Monday night at a Chick-fil-A in the River City neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla ., according to Allison Music, a witness who shared footage of the ordeal on Facebook . The video , which has been viewed more than 500,000 times, shows the customers yelling and cursing at the employees. "There were kids crying they were so scared". Read More »

Trump swears in John Kelly as chief of staff

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Republicans are hoping Kelly, who served as Homeland Security secretary for the first six months of Trump's presidency, will succeed in imposing discipline on a White House plagued by controversy. the decision makers have got to have ground truth", adding that, "Otherwise, the decisions they make could be flawed - and that can be unsafe". "I want to congratulate you general, we look forward to, if it is even possible, an even better job as chief of staff". Read More »

Not wearing back seat belts proving to be deadly

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However, IIHS says those not wearing a seat belt are putting themselves at risk regardless of where they are sitting during a vehicle crash. The survey revealed even fewer passengers - just 57 percent - are using seat belts while taking Uber, Lyft or other hired rides. Read More »

Trump considers "very unsafe", the state of relations with Russian Federation

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And he coupled it with a written statement that accused Congress of overstepping its constitutional bounds, impeding his ability to negotiate with foreign countries and lacking any ability to strike deals. Trump says the bill is "seriously flawed", but he signed it under pressure from congressional Republicans and Democrats. "We will continue to work calmly to develop our economy and social sphere, deal with import substitution and solve important government tasks counting primarily on ... Read More »

India may face deadly heat waves within decades

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It cites the Ganges river valley, northeastern India and Bangladesh , the eastern coast of India, Chota Nagpur Plateau, northern Sri Lanka, and the Indus Valley of Pakistan as the areas which will be inhabitable. They note a particular dilemma for India, whose greenhouse gas emissions have been increasing rapidly in recent decades because of population and rapid economic growth - a trajectory that, perversely, is "likely to impose significant added human health risks to some of its most ... Read More »

'You Are Worse Than I Am': Transcript Released Of Trump-Turnbull Call

The conversation breaks down again , with Trump seeming to have not heard Turnbull's repeated explanations. It is because in order to stop people smugglers, we had to deprive them of the product. It was raised, as you know, last week, following the discovery of this plot. Later, Trump asks what happens if all the refugees fail his vetting process:Trump: I hate having to do it, but I am still going to vet them very closely. Read More »

United States responds to North Korea missile test with show of force

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Washington should regard the launch as a "grave warning", North Korea state media reported. Speaking through state-run North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun, Kim said he would make the U.S. "It is the fixed will of our Party to conclude the protracted anti-U.S. confrontation with the final victory of North Korea in our generation and accomplish the historic cause of national re-unification". Read More »

Russian Federation following sanctions: 'Trump's administration has demonstrated total impotence'

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Russia may impose counter-measures on the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow , the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The legislation limits the amount of money Americans can invest in Russian energy projects, and makes it more hard for United States companies to do business with Russia. Read More »

States Sue Trump Administration over EPA Decision, Pennsylvania Included

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The Clean Air Act requires the agency to publicly identify within two years - in this case, by October 1, 2017 - which areas of the country are in compliance with new standards. But EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently extended the deadline for making such determinations by a year. "The designation of areas for national air quality standards is a key statutory obligation under the Clean Air Act - and for protecting the public's health", the news release states. Read More »

Officer who crashed was exposed to carbon monoxide

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Fire Chief Stephen Coleman said the town has not been able to install carbon monoxide detectors in all of the SUVs. Carbon monoxide levels in his auto also appeared elevated. Vice President of Ford Hau Thai-Tang responded saying, "There's nothing we take more seriously than providing you with the safest, most reliable vehicles to support your life-saving work". Read More »

Quarterback Chris Robison dismissed from program

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Robison was an early-enrollee and worked out with the Sooners through all of spring ball but left the team during the summer. He went through spring practice the Sooners and completed 3 of 5 passes for 49 yards in the Spring Game. It's unclear if that arrest played any role in the quarterback's dismissal. He was considered the No. 5 quarterback in the 2017 class by Rivals. Looking to the future, OU has commitments from three-star QB prospect Tanner Mordecai in the 2018 class and from ... Read More »