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Iran rejects United States demand for inspection of military sites

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran has lived up to its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement, APA reports quoting Aljazeera. In June, shortly after the IAEA's last report on Iran said its heavy water stock stood at 128.2 tons as of mid-May, Tehran said it would ship 20 tons overseas. Read More »

North Korea tensions at a 'tipping point,' China warns

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Guoqiang also reiterated China's position that the North Korean crisis should be resolved through dialogue, and insisted on the denuclearization of the peninsula, according to Sina. " After so many rounds and vicious cycles, do they feel they are nearer to peaceful settlement of the issue? ". The sanctions also target Russian fuel exporters and individuals who help those previously penalized for involvement in North Korea's weapons program. Read More »

Controversial French magazine Charlie Hebdo invites USA ire

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The magazine attempts to make fun of the devastation that has killed dozens of people and left thousands without homes in Texas and Louisiana. The animated cover depicts flags emblazoned with swastikas and white hands sticking up in the manner of a Nazi salute above water. Read More »

Rajiv Mehrishi tipped to be next CAG

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Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba on Thursday took charge as the Union Home Secretary. And Satyajeet Rajan, presently serving in his cadre state Kerala, has been named Director General, Tourism, Ali Raza Rizvi, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce has been appointed Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Read More »

US Retaliates Against Russia, Closes 3 Diplomatic Buildings

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The State Department says move is in response to the Kremlin forcing a cut in US diplomatic staff in Moscow. " While there will continue to be a disparity in the number of diplomatic and consular annexes , we have chosen to allow the Russian Government to maintain some of its annexes in an effort to arrest the downward spiral in our relationship", Nauert said in a statement . Read More »

Harvey's heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana

Edwards and meteorologist Don Wheeler, a USA Today Network correspondent, said the the storm will track diagonally up the state and exit in northeastern Louisiana by Thursday afternoon. A National Weather Service official says the peak flooding from the Houston-area storm is expected to max out Wednesday and Thursday, but said the floods will be slow to recede and that catastrophic flooding will persist. Read More »

Ukraine bars two Spanish journalists over war coverage

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Two Spanish journalists were barred on 29 August over their coverage of the conflict in eastern Ukraine . Kurbatova then was expelled from the country, with the authorities banning her from visiting Ukraine for another three years. The Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) called on Kiev "to refrain from imposing unnecessary limitations on the work of foreign journalists", its media freedom representative said. Read More »

Iran the toughest of tests for new Korea coach Shin

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These two teams are good in the form. Iran, having already booked their berth in the 2018 World Cup finals in Russian Federation, faced South Korea at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday in an Asian zone qualifier before playing Syria at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on September 5. Read More »

Trapped by Hurricane Harvey, These Bakers Made Bread for Flood Victims

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The men, who work at the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston , used nearly 2,000kg (2.2 tons) of flour to bake bread and pan dulce ('sweet bread') - a Mexican pastry. In the two days they were trapped in the bakery due to the roads surrounding them being inundated with water, they used about 4,200 pounds of flour. Read More »

UTC nearing deal on acquisition of Rockwell Collins

About 847,187 shares traded. (NYSE: COL ) has been on a run - rising 20.87 percent in just three months. It has underperformed by 0.55% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $748.91 million. (NYSE:COL) for 10,423 shares. Gulf Comml Bank (Uk) Limited holds 0.05% or 38,088 shares in its portfolio. The purchase of Rockwell Collins would give UTC a dominant presence in the aviation industry , giving it control over manufacturing of airline parts from "nose to tail". Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Brings Higher Gas Prices

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In the Wichita area, major gas station retailers boosted per-gallon prices from $2.29 to $2.49 in many locations today. Channel 9 reporter DaShawn Brown spoke with a clerk who said she raised the price of gas twice on Wednesday, to $2.39 and then to $2.59 per gallon. Read More »

Vehicle travel remains most popular way to get to work in Louth

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An average of 3,531 people travel overseas to work . In Mountmellick, it is nearly 50/50 with 579 people commuting out and 589 commuting in for work . A further 11,852 people commuted to work outside the county, giving a net loss of 4,832 in the working population. There were 1,155 secondary school children walking to school, accounting for 11.3% of secondary students, while 51.4% went to school by auto, compared to 46.6% in 2011. Read More »

Police charge man in terror incident near Buckingham Palace

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The 26-year-old, from Luton, has been charged with engaging in the preparation to commit an act or acts of terrorism on Constitution Hill on August 25. Choudhury was detained Friday night after he allegedly drove at a police van near Queen Elizabeth II's London residence, one of the city's top tourist attractions. Read More »

India, Switzerland to strengthen cooperation to combat black money

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Talking about the ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in combating tax evasion and black money, Modi said, "India and Switzerland have robust cooperation in combating tax evasion and black money". The Swiss President is on a three-day visit to India. "The visit will provide an opportunity to both sides for holding wide-ranging discussions on bilateral, global and regional issues of mutual interest", according to a press statement, ahead of the visit. Read More »

Ex-JDU MLC's son Rocky Yadav convicted in road rage case

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Police said member of the legislative council Manorama Devi's son, Rocky, sprayed bullets on a auto -- in which Aditya Sachdeva was travelling with four friends -- after an altercation over overtaking. Her husband Bindeshwar Prasad Yadav alias Bindi Yadav was also sent to jail in connection with Aditya's murder, but was released on bail later. He was granted bail on October 19, 2016, by the Patna High Court which noted that co-accused Rajesh Kumar has already been granted bail. Read More »

Dinakaran moves HC, opposition parties meet President — AIADMK crisis

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He said Rao is playing politics over floor test. "That being the case, he said law does not give room for his intervention". The dilemma faced by the DMK is that the Privileges committee of the Tamil Nadu Assembly issued notices to 21 DMK legislators including Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin for carrying gutka, a banned substance, into the legislature during the session on 19 July. Read More »

Russia Warns US Against North Korea Sanctions

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New sanctions against North Korea could prove "dangerous", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call Wednesday night. Through its state-run media arm, North Korea responded Wednesday with another threat toward the US territory of Guam, claiming the medium-range rocket that buzzed Japan was the first ever fired from the capital of Pyongyang and was a "meaningful prelude to containing Guam ". Read More »

I've never held U.S. citizenship: Hinch

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Based on preliminary legal advice, Senator Hinch suspects he may be in breach of the part of section 44 (i) which forbids a federal MP to be entitled to the "privileges" of a foreign power. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was standing firm against an audit of all MPs on Thursday - as Senator Hinch has called for - insisting the court has seven so- called test cases to consider. Read More »

White nationalist Richard Spencer will fight to speak at University of Florida

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Wednesday night, school president W. Kent Fuchs issued a statement saying he has been notified that the group plans to take legal action against the school. UNC joins other schools, like the University of Florida, to deny requests that would allow Spencer on their campuses. Despite some media reports, the National Policy Institute has no contract with the University of Florida for their event. Read More »

United Nations chief takes helicopter tour of Israel-Gaza border

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Visiting the Gaza Strip yesterday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for Palestinian national reconciliation and demanded Israel's decade-long blockade on the territory be lifted, saying life in the besieged enclave was "one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises" he had seen. Read More »

Pacer Advisors Inc. Purchases 514 Shares of Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)

The Koshinski Asset Management Inc holds 3,730 shares with $984,000 value, down from 9,472 last quarter. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $429,000 was made by ARMSTRONG ALAN S on Thursday, June 15. Lam Research Corporation (LRCX ) opened at 162.32 on Wednesday. Northern Trust invested in 0.06% or 1.85M shares. Vanguard Gru reported 0.09% in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). Read More »

ISIL holed up in last Tal Afar stronghold: Iraqi army

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The US-led coalition is supporting the progress of Iraqi soldiers with air strikes as they advance on the ground to defeat IS. They are under pressure from the military command to finish the battle before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Thursday evening. Read More »

North Korean missile test was 'prelude to containing Guam'

One is Andersen Air Force base, from which the USA has been staging B-1 bomber flights over the Korean Peninsula, often in response to North Korea's missile tests. "It's troubling, because tensions are high and whose nerves are stronger, we don't know", he said. Mr Kim called the latest test-firing of a missile over Japan a "meaningful prelude" to containing the American territory of Guam, and said he will continue to watch the response of the U.S. Read More »

Houston Sgt Steve Perez drowned

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Authorities have rescued at least 2000 residents so far, according to the city's Police Chief Art Acevedo. Social media outrage changed his mind. "So word to the wise: Don't come to Houston ", he said, "because you're going to be caught". Read More »

Shelter pets displaced by Harvey arrive in Middletown

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After Hurricane Harvey battered Texas and Louisiana, residents are rushing to recover yet facing catastrophic rain, flooding and evacuations. "It's not that the assistance isn't available it's getting it there to the city", said Sean Hawkins, Executive Director for the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. Read More »

Hoosiers face opening week challenge against No. 2 Buckeyes

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored on the road in this game, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -20.5 points against the Hoosiers . "I think he understands our players". "They're just very good players and are well coached". You have size and you have speed, and more importantly you have a work ethic throughout the entire group that's just not common. Read More »

The big-spending student who had R14m 'mistakenly' deposited in her account

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Mani came into the spotlight when someone picked up one of her shopping receipts, which showed the available balance on her Intellicard debit card, administered by Intellimali, was R13 659 249.13, and posted the photo on social media. The student is one of thousands in the country who receive loans. The money involved in the controversy is sent to the university from NSFAS as part of the R15bn that the department of higher education spends on assisting financially strapped students. Read More »

Britain's PM Theresa May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

Mr Shapps said "I don't think there's an appetite for leadership elections right at this moment" and the Prime Minister should be judged on her performance in the Brexit negotiations but it was "probably the case" that nobody wanted Mrs May to face Jeremy Corbyn at the ballot box again. Read More »

Most who disapprove of Trump like nothing about his presidency

Among conservative voters, 52% said Trump should listen more to Republicans with government experience, compared to 40% who said he should listen less. A separate survey, conducted on Pew Research Center's nationally representative American Trends Panel, finds stark divisions between those who approve and those who disapprove of Trump's job performance in their impressions of the president. Read More »

2 days after Mumbai deluge, body of doctor washes ashore at Worli

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His body was found in Worli, and the rescue workers believe that he must have been pushed away to the large storm drain in Worli. "He asked his driver to take the auto home and called his wife to tell her that he was heading home on foot. "The police have recovered his umbrella from near it", Sunil Deshmukh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dadar, told PTI . Eyewitnesses claimed that they saw the doctor fall into an open manhole on a flooded road as heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Tuesday, ... Read More »

More Rain From Harvey

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A lot of this looks to fall between Friday and into Saturday night. In addition to the rain, the weather service says a few thunderstorms are possible, but meteorologists say they are not very confident yet on when/where those storms could be favored. Read More »