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Venezuela leader to face fresh sanctions

Venezuela leader to face fresh sanctions The crisis will worsen. The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said, "it is not the first time we have denounced and confronted insane threats such as those contained in this unusual document", and vowed to hold the vote as planned, despite this latest "brutal threat". [Full Article...]

Trump keeps up 'public waterboarding' of Jeff Sessions

Trump keeps up 'public waterboarding' of Jeff Sessions President Donald Trump would be more successful if he was subtler about the way he criticized those with whom he disagrees, Republican Rep. But Trump has so far stopped short of terminating Sessions, and the AG doesn't appear to want to resign on his own. [Full Article...]

Inmate escapes from Rikers Island

Inmate escapes from Rikers Island Authorities were on the hunt Wednesday evening for a Rikers Island inmate who escaped from the jail, law-enforcement sources said. The jail was put on lock down and traffic on the island was stopped as different police departments searched the island and the water surrounding the island. [Full Article...]

Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox condemn Trump's transgender military ban

Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox condemn Trump's transgender military ban The announcement was made through a series of tweets by the president Wednesday morning and would roll back previous inclusive military policies implemented under former President Barack Obama. "As far as the military, I don't think people who are having those kind of changes in their body mentally, physically, I don't think that should be allowed in the military", Tim said. [Full Article...]

Red Sox trade for former Yankee Eduardo Nunez

Red Sox trade for former Yankee Eduardo Nunez Aaron Blair (0-1) allowed five runs, five hits and five walks in three innings. Blaine Boyer pitched a scoreless eighth for Boston and got the first out in the ninth, but then allowed a single to Seager and walked Heredia, forcing Red Sox manager John Farrell to bring on Craig Kimbrel. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton's Memoir Will Be a 'Cautionary Tale'

Hillary Clinton's Memoir Will Be a 'Cautionary Tale' The book is scheduled for a September 12 release date, according to Simon & Schuster's website . Amie Parnes , the author of The Hill's report, is the co-author of " Shattered " a book detailing "Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign". "The bottom line is we are exhausted of passively letting people make accusations to overcrowd our agenda and they ought to respond to claims we know exist abou... [Full Article...]

North Korea to launch missile on Victory Day

North Korea to launch missile on Victory Day The latest assessment shaves a full two years off the previous consensus forecast for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with nuclear weapons. While China and North Korea exist on paper as allies, Sim Tack, an expert on North Korea at Stratfor, a geopolitical-analysis firm, previously told Business Insider that China would not likely defend Pyongyang from a US-led attack and i... [Full Article...]

Scaramucci Blasts 'Leak' Of Financial Form That Was Public Record

Scaramucci Blasts 'Leak' Of Financial Form That Was Public Record Scaramucci's initial message appeared to reference a Politico story published Wednesday that revealed details about his financial disclosure form. His tweet came on the same day he vowed to aggressively pursue White House leakers. "We have seen an astonishing increase in the number of leaks of classified national security information in recent months". "While it's unclear why Scaramucci t... [Full Article...]

8 people found dead in truck in Texas

8 people found dead in truck in Texas McManus said that a Walmart employee contacted police after someone from the truck came into the store asking for water . A total of 39 people were found inside, including two 15-year-old children. San Antonio-based U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin Jr . says those responsible for the deaths of eight people are "ruthless human smugglers indifferent to the well-being of their fragile cargo". [Full Article...]

St Peter's Square fountains shut off due to drought

St Peter's Square fountains shut off due to drought The Pope will also lead Easter Sunday Mass celebrating the resurrection of Jesus tomorrow to the faithful in St Peter's Square. The Vatican has turned off its fountains, all one hundred of them, to show solidarity with Rome and aid in water conservation. [Full Article...]

Father arrested for abandoning newborn in strip mall parking lot

Father arrested for abandoning newborn in strip mall parking lot Security video showed Daniel Mitchell of Fairfield drive into the parking lot at Sunset Shopping Center in Suisun City before 3:15 p.m. Monday, get out of his vehicle, take out a child's auto seat then set it down in the parking lot, get back into his auto and drive off, officials said. [Full Article...]

Insurance firm: 2 employees hurt in Swiss attack

Insurance firm: 2 employees hurt in Swiss attack They said they had identified the attacker, but did not name him, describing him in a statement appealing for help from the public as bald, unkempt and around six feet three inches tall. "We can confirm that a man with a chainsaw came into the agency and seriously wounded two of our employees", said Christina Wettstein, a spokeswoman for insurer CSS. [Full Article...]

Thanks for the blockade, we are now stronger: Qatar Petroleum

Thanks for the blockade, we are now stronger: Qatar Petroleum Last month, the four countries added five Libyan nationals and one entity to the list of alleged "terror". However, HE al-Attiyah said: "Lifting the siege should precede any dialogue". Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday described his trip to the Gulf to deal with the Qatar crisis as "productive and successful", following two days of talks that appeared to yield no immediate progr... [Full Article...]

Study links longer football careers to more severe cases of CTE

Study links longer football careers to more severe cases of CTE ESPN reported that Wainright, who played with the Dolphins from 1995 through 98 , was one of the study participants. "C.T.E., which can be diagnosed only after death". Clearly, though, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league must do more to spark further research and take additional precautions to protect its players. [Full Article...]

Mumbai building collapse kills at least 8

The schools had facilities for food and water, but most of the victims chose to reside with their relatives. The casualties included a three-month-old infant, identified as V Renuka Lalit. His wife and son escaped as they had gone to a temple.2.46pm: "My sister, brother-in-law and their one-year-old son lived here". After visiting the spot, Congress leader and MLA Naseem Khan said prima faci... [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort subpoenaed to testify about attempts to influence U.S. election

Paul Manafort subpoenaed to testify about attempts to influence U.S. election Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement Tuesday that they were ultimately not able to accommodate Manafort's request to provide to Congress only a single transcribed interview that would not be shared with the Judicary Committee. [Full Article...]

Six Congress MPs Suspended From Lok Sabha For 5 days

Six Congress MPs Suspended From Lok Sabha For 5 days In the interim, she suspended the six MPs. "Opposition party members are not being allowed to speak at all", said Punia. The Congress members were yesterday suspended from the Lok Sabha by the speaker for causing a "grave disorder" by storming into the Well, tearing papers and throwing them towards the Chair during their protests over the recent incidents of mob lynching in the country. [Full Article...]

Chainsaw-Wielding Attacker Injures 5 in Switzerland

Chainsaw-Wielding Attacker Injures 5 in Switzerland A shopkeeper who spoke to EveningStandard, said: "The police completely sealed off the old town". Police are still searching for a suspect who reportedly attacked five people with a chainsaw in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen . A manhunt is underway in Switzerland after a chainsaw attack left five people injured Monday. The man, who police say lives in the woods, has two previous convictions... [Full Article...]

HDFC Bank's quarterly net profit up 20%

HDFC Bank's quarterly net profit up 20% Gross non-performing assets nudged up to 1.24 per cent of gross advances from 1.04 per cent in the year-ago quarter. Net interest income was up 20 per cent year-on-year (yoy) at Rs 9,371 crore. The bank has a 54:46 retail-to-wholesale loan mix. HDFC Bank's provisioning, including for bad loans, surged almost 80 per cent to Rs1,559 crore in the first quarter ended 30 June 2017, while provisio... [Full Article...]

Trunks not made for swimming: elephants rescued from Sri Lankan sea

Trunks not made for swimming: elephants rescued from Sri Lankan sea The two distressed elephants in troubled waters were first noticed by an Inshore Patrol Craft on routine sea patrol. Neither of the elephants were injured during the operation and were seen walking inland after making it to the beach. [Full Article...]


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