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Sean Spicer still plans to leave White House, official says

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Bush; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. President Donald Trump's decision to hire Scaramucci less than two weeks ago prompted Spicer to resign in protest. He's also met with talent agencies and is reportedly being courted by ABC to join the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars . The source added that "He's not a good dancer". Read More »

Signs That The Nitish Kumar-Sharad Yadav Feud Was Building Up

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JD (U) leader Sunil Kumar Singh Told ANI that Lalu was unnecessarily dragging Sharad Yadav into something that was not possible. Sources said after the meeting where some general secretaries were present that he would take a call on the future direction he would take around the time when the JD (U) national executive meets in Patna on August 19. Read More »

Are North Korea and Iran Working Together?

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Air France-KLM has expanded its no-fly zone over North Korea after one of its jets flew past the location where an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ) splashed down 10 minutes later, an airline spokesman said on Thursday. Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said he hopes it will be "very soon". The United States has been informally keeping Britain and France in the loop on the negotiations, while US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said China had been sharing ... Read More »

Ola engineer arrested for stealing Aadhaar data from 40000 accounts

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Srivastav used this server to route his app requests for data access and managed to steal the data, the police said. An IIT-Kharagpur alumni who was associated with an Ola-backed IT firm in Bengaluru has been arrested in connection to a scam in which he was accused of stealing Aadhaar data by illegally accessing the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) server. Read More »

The importance of Cheteshwar Pujara when India start overseas tours

Despite the same, the Indian opener expressed his disappointment over his failure to convert his fifty into three figures. He became the second visiting batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (143 at Colombo , RPS & 139 at Colombo , SSC in 1997 and 124 not out at Colombo , SSC in 1999) to record three hundreds in successive Tests vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka . Read More »

Airline Passenger Sees Man Texting About Sexually Abusing Children

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Kellar was using a large smartphone with enlarged font, police said , and she saw him texting a woman police later identified as Burnworth about molesting the children. Brian Spears tells Q13. Burnworth was working as a babysitter, which is how she and Kellar had access to the children, police said, though they declined to comment on the children's relationship to the suspects and how the two adults knew each other. Read More »

Danish queen's husband will not be buried next to her

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The prince consort, whom Ms Balleby says "loves Denmark", nonetheless intends to be buried in the country, but the details "have not been settled yet". This is not the first time Henrik has lamented his position in the royal household. "This discontent has grown more and more in recent years", the Royal Danish House's director of communications said. Read More »

After being admitted for dehydration, Dilip Kumar is now recovering in hospital

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In a statement to DNA , he said, "His kidney functions have not improved". Kumar's nephew Rehan told PTI , "He was admitted due to dehydration and urine (tract) infection". According to Dilip Kumar's wife Saira Banu's manager, Dilip Kumar is now stable and doing well in the hospital. But he will be in hospital. "The creatine levels have increased and also suffering from renal failure", said a doctor who is treating him. Read More »

RSS seeks judicial inquiry into political killings in Kerala, slams CPM

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Hosabale said that whenever the CPM comes to power in Kerala, the political killings rise exorbitantly in the state. They chopped off his hand. Mr Yechury was also attacked, he said. The two parties fought a bitter battle of words which forced the speaker Sumitra Mahajan to intervene and adjourn the lower house. Protesting Left members then trooped into the well with CPI (M)'s Mohammad Salim being heard asking the Chair not to "succumb to pressure tactics" of the ruling party members. Read More »

European Union says Dutch egg scandal 'under control'

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Millions of eggs recalled from stores and warehouses in Germany , the Netherlands and Belgium after it was discovered they exceeded the level of toxic insecticides. German officials are also investigating reports that the contaminated product had been delivered directly to German poultry farms in the Lower Saxony region, which then sold their eggs in other parts of the country. Read More »

Vice Presidential poll: Venkaiah vs Gandhi tomorrow

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The term of incumbent Vice-President Hamid Ansari , who held the position for two consecutive terms, will come to an end on August 10. In the 243-member Rajya Sabha , the BJP as of now has 56 members, while the Congress with 59 is the single largest party. Read More »

Japan police scrutinise wreckage after blaze at world's largest fish market

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Dozens of firefighters battled a major blaze on Thursday at Tokyo's Tsukiji fishmarket on Thursday (Aug 3), the world's largest and one of the capital's most popular tourist sites, media said. In June, then-Tokyo governor announced a long-delayed plan to move Tsukiji from its current site on some of the city's most prime real estate to a man-made island with contaminated soil. Read More »

In rare bipartisan display, US Democrats back Trump on China trade probe

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But at home Trump will have support of Democrats, always more skeptical of free trade than Republicans. And the Democratic Party issued a new trade policy statement which among other things calls for creation of a special trade prosecutor to go after unfair policies in other countries it says are responsible for stealing American jobs. Read More »

Doklam border standoff: Chinese army says restraint has a bottomline

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Amid the ongoing standoff at the India-China border in Sikkim, it now seems like China can not make up its mind on whether the number of Indian troops at the border has declined or increased . In an editorial, the official China Daily said China was not in the mood for a fight, noting how the standoff has been "unusually restrained". Experts in India say that by building the road, China may be able to gain access to a narrow strip of Indian land known as the Siliguri Corridor or Chicken's ... Read More »

Rex Tillerson: US wants Iran out of Syria

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A condition of US cooperation with Russian Federation in the Syria arena is the removal of Iranian forces from the country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said . But the former senior State official denied that was the case. The foreign affairs professionals at State are dumbfounded that a secretary of state would not be in a hurry to spend money appropriated to his own department. Read More »

Philippines President Duterte makes tuition free at state universities and colleges

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Budget Secretary Ben Diokno has suggested to the President to veto the bill, saying the government can not afford to shoulder its P100-billion cost. Under the newly signed law, the government will shoulder the tuition fees, miscellaneous and all other mandatory fees of students in SUCS , local universities and colleges and state-run technical-vocational institutions. Read More »

United States police say 3 people shot at San Francisco park

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Police are still searching for the shooter who left one of the wounded in critical condition. Police say there is not a suspect in custody at this time. Juhasz added it was a terrifying moment because people were not reacting, possibly thinking the blasts were fireworks. Juhasz says she saw someone running off with a handgun and two people bleeding profusely, who emergency workers carried away on stretchers. Read More »

Air quality advisory continued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

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Despite the smoke blocking some sunlight, daytime temperature records for August 2 were smashed in Port Alberni, Port Hardy, the Malahat and Tofino. "Concentrations of ground-level ozone are also expected to reach advisory levels in the eastern portions of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley due to the hot weather conditions". Read More »

U.S. citizens prohibited from visiting North Korea from 1 September

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The State Department cited the "serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of US citizens" as its justification for the ban, which will last at least one year. President Barack Obama expanded the unit's mission at the end of his term after intelligence agencies concluded Russian Federation had flooded social media with fake news and phony Twitter accounts to influence the 2016 elections, and lawmakers from both parties want a stronger US response. Read More »

Local soap actor dies in highjacking — NEWSFLASH

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They tried to flee but a chase ensued. Masilela tried to drive off and one occupant in the Jeep opened fire and Masilela was injured. Family spokesperson Mpumi Phillips confirmed that the aunt had died at the family home after hearing the news. Read More »

We are not your enemy

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The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. Foreign ministers of 10-member states of the ASEAN and 17 other countries including South Korea, the United States and China , along with the European Union, will gather early next week in Manila, the Philippines, to attend multiple ASEAN meetings . Read More »

For the First Time, Most of Harvard's Incoming Class Is Non-White

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The Justice Department's new focus on affirmative action is shining a spotlight on a decades-old debate: whether the benefits of using race in college admissions outweigh the costs. "As the 2015-16 academic year begins, Harvard confronts a lawsuit that touches on its most fundamental values, a suit that challenges our admissions processes and our commitment to a widely diverse student body", Harvard President Drew Faust said in a speech at the start of school two years ago. Read More »

United States bans travel to North Korea starting Sept 1

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In July, President Trump reluctantly admitted that Iran is complying with the pact to an extent, however, the Trump administration has been showing a sign that it might not continue with the agreement concluded along with the UK, China , Germany, France, and Russian Federation during the Obama administration . Read More »

North Korea missile tests continue to rile lawmakers in Washington

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Analysts who examined video of North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test launch on Friday concluded that the missile poses less of a threat than originally thought, according to the New York Times . "After all, isolating North Korea so that no country would maintain any ties with it inflames tensions over the issue, augments U.S. strategic clout in the region and drives a wedge between China and its neighboring countries", the article added. Read More »

Wild Fire Smoke Lowers Lane County Air Quality

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Due to Seattle's poor air quality, people are encouraged to reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. A ridge of high pressure over the southern portion of the province led to several days of temperature records. According to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, higher pollution levels are expected to persist into Friday. It is formed when nitrogen oxides (pollutants emitted when fuels are burned) and volatile organic compounds (emitted from solvents) react in the air in the ... Read More »

Justice Department Plans to Investigate Colleges' Affirmative Action Admission Policies

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The Justice Department's civil rights division is being directed toward a new project defending the rights of white college students, according to internal documents. The report doesn't spell out that the new initiative would specifically look at how affirmative action has harmed and disadvantaged white students, but affirmative action by design helps non-white students seen to be at a societal disadvantage. Read More »

Tillerson says he will hold weekend talks with Russia's Lavrov in Manila

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On the heels of Trump's accusations, Tillerson's remarks "show courage", said an approving editorial in China's Global Times, a state-run nationalistic tabloid. "If thousands die, they're going to die over there - and he's told me that to my face". North Korea has vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States and USA officials said the latest test had shown it may now be able to reach most of the country. Read More »

Windstream Hldgs Inc (WIN)

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Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new position in shares of Windstream Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $-0.45 on a per share basis this quarter. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.51 billion. Read More »