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by | August 29, 2017 | 23:39

While announcing his long-awaited policy last week, Trump accused Pakistan of housing "agents of chaos" and "the very terrorists" the US military has been battling in Afghanistan. This comes as the Afghan officials have long insisting that the leadership councils of the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are based in the key cities of Pakistan from where they plan and launch attacks in Afghanistan.

by | August 29, 2017 | 23:41

The White House , in a statement, said , "The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts". "This is something we've never seen before", he said. In Houston , water is running over the spillway of a key dam. Meanwhile, officials in Brazoria County, south of Houston, said a levee at Columbia Lakes had been breached, tweeting: "Get out now!" The latest report said that the ...

by | August 29, 2017 | 22:52

As per a letter written to Senator Bob Corker , the Tennessee Republican who heads the foreign relations committee, Tillerson asserted that he would eliminate or transfer almost three dozen special envoy positions. Agency for International Development, the government's foreign aid arm. In the letter, first reported on by CNN , Tillerson notes that almost 70 special envoy or similar positions exist at the department and that some have outlived their objective.

by | August 29, 2017 | 22:19

At least 142 families lost three or more members in attacks on residential buildings during the Israeli assault, which caused the deaths of 742 civilians, the United Nations reported in 2015, adding that there were credible allegations that the incidents amounted to war crimes.

by | August 29, 2017 | 22:03

Gov. John Bel Edwards said potential flooding from Harvey's torrential rains poses a "dangerous situation", but the state hasn't received any reports yet of flood-damaged homes. Director Louis Uccellini said during a news conference Monday that up to 20 inches (51 centimeters) of rain could fall in the coming days, on top of the more than 30 inches (76 centimeters) some places have already seen.

by | August 29, 2017 | 22:03

Houston's two main airports reportedly suspended commercial flights and two hospitals evacuated their patients. A local television station also was knocked off the air. The number of shelters was expected to increase dramatically. Hurricanes are nothing new but the USA has seen two of its worst storms ever in a little over a decade.

by | August 29, 2017 | 22:01

Search-and-rescue crews are in the process of recovering his body. "I've had officers tear up with the things they've seen with these children in the middle of the night", he said in an address. It continues to creep to the southeast at 3 miles per hour (4.8 kph). With rain falling unabated, Art Acevedo, the city's police chief, said there was nowhere left for the water to drain.

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:46

Figure out how you can get involved as we help Texas find a new normal", he said . Traders looking to profit from Tropical Storm Harvey's devastation piled into the United States Gasoline Fund on Monday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard on Monday in response to Hurricane Harvey . Several teams were sent out this weekend with equipment and trained dogs to help rescue people from flooded homes and streets throughout the Houston region.

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:42

Officials expect widespread flooding of the Brazos River, and are also releasing water from the two main reservoirs in Houston to prevent the dams from becoming overwhelmed. County officials reported reservoirs constructed to handle draining water were starting to overflow, with the Addicks Reservoir well over 100 feet and rising.

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:43

And they are bracing for more in the coming days. "We are standing by to help as the need arises, armed with animal food, crates, carriers, and other supplies, along with emergency equipment and transport vehicles to evacuate and rescue animals", the humane society said in a press release Friday .

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:34

A similar moment for Trump - along with a successful federal response - could help boost approval ratings that seem stuck in the 30s. Mexico has been adamant that it will not help fund a border wall between the two countries , but Trump said that he would eventually compel Mexico to pay for the wall through indirect mechanisms, such as a form of reimbursement.

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:23

Read I Suspected cases of swine flu on rise in Gurgaon, health experts on alertInstructions have been given to government doctors as well as private practitioners on handling suspected swine flu cases. The total number of Swine Flu cases went up to 311 in the State so far as 14 more swabs tested positive for the H1N1 virus out of 29 examined on Tuesday.

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:25

Sea Shepherd, the environmental group famous for tracking, exposing and occasionally ramming Japanese whalers, says it can no longer compete with them on the high seas. Sea Shepherd again urged the Australian government to stand up to Japan's government. "Instead of supporting Sea Shepherd the Australian government has been supporting the Japanese whalers by harassing Sea Shepherd and obstructing Sea Shepherd's ability to raise funds by denying our charitable status".

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:22

But SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar played down concerns of possible trouble today, noting fans in the semi-finals had been "very well-behaved". Thailand trailed on 69 golds and Vietnam had 58, meaning the second and third-placed teams totalled less than Malaysia between them. "Currently the team is in tip-top condition.

by | August 29, 2017 | 21:01

A large area of Canadian high pressure provided us with a dry, pleasant, and comfortable final weekend of August, although temperatures were cooler than average and somewhat more September-like. Conditions should improve some Sunday and Labor Day, with daily highs remaining a bit below normal. High temperatures will be fairly mild for this time of the year, trending in the mid to upper 80s through the week.

by | August 29, 2017 | 19:10

On the two previous occasions its rockets crossed Japan - in 1998 and 2009 - North Korea said they were for satellite launch vehicles, not weapons. What's not clear is how well North Korea's textile industries are doing. The Japanese military did not attempt to shoot down the missile and public broadcaster NHK said there was no sign of damage.

by | August 29, 2017 | 19:06

Synovus Fincl holds 0.01% in Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX ) or 20,855 shares. Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) said on Tuesday that Indonesia will take a majority stake in its massive Grasberg mine after export restrictions had forced the company to halt production earlier this year.

by | August 29, 2017 | 17:25

When asked whether he would opt to shut down the government in order to secure funding for the wall , Trump said he hopes it doesn't come to that. Through the entire tirade, Trump could not find the time to thank Mexico - not even once, not even for a moment - as they offered their support to our country in a time of dire need.

by | August 29, 2017 | 17:19

Iran, Israel's arch-enemy, has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's staunchest backer and has provided militia fighters to help him in Syria's civil war. Security Council Resolution 1701 passed at the end of the Second Lebanon War in 2006. According to the broadcaster, the pictures were captured by an Israeli satellite not far from the Syrian Mediterranean coastal town of Baniyas.

by | August 29, 2017 | 17:15

Mockingly he said that the difference between people and the party ruling is the main reason which decides the development of any state. " Finally, our government took the challenge and completed it ". Prime Minister also addressed that the construction of Kota bridge was stopped but if you take decisions with courage, you will be successful. "We will complete projects we begin".

by | August 29, 2017 | 17:15

God bless him". "We were neutrals", he repeatedly insisted. DONALD TRUMP has again attacked the media in a furious tirade in which he claimed he had been misrepresented over his response to the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville . The moments when Trump stays on message - as with his August 14 statement in the White House - nearly inherently serve as a precursor for meltdowns, such as his news conference the next day.

by | August 29, 2017 | 17:08

The exhibit also features crocodiles, venomous snakes and other unsafe creatures, but they've also been removed. A park in the U.S. that describes itself as the "largest alligator adventure park/sanctuary in Southeast Texas" is on high alert as the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey threaten to devastate the park fences.

by | August 29, 2017 | 16:12

If it develops, it would inherit the name Irma. Tropical storm watches have been issued for the northern coast of SC as well as the entire coastline of North Carolina, both of which fall within the current forecast window of the storm. First is what will become Tropical Storm Irma sitting off the Carolina coast now. The coast will see the rain start as early as Monday morning while inland areas won't see the heavy rain until late Monday into Tuesday .

by | August 29, 2017 | 16:13

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning tonight and Tuesday and tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area later today . especially the coastal sections. for Monday into early Tuesday . Winds: NE 15-20, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. Rain chances will increase late Monday .

by | August 29, 2017 | 15:35

EUROPE'S chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has called on the United Kingdom to actually "start negotiating" saying he's "concerned" about how little progress David Davis has made. We now have the negotiating team in Brussels meeting with Mr Barnier. Davis said on Monday this week's talks were all about " driving forward the technical discussions across all the issues".

by | August 29, 2017 | 15:33

We may fund it through the United States , but ultimately, Mexico will pay for the wall", the president added. Currently, Mexican-made manufactured goods occupy a significant share of the United States consumer market, and a termination of NAFTA would render these goods too expensive for them to compete against other imports into the US.

by | August 29, 2017 | 15:33

It was NOT about rate-hike chances, disappointing any who thought she might try to prop up the sagging odds in futures that there will be another one this year, so the dollar sank by the most in a month. The Foreign Ministry took on an nearly parental tone to address Trump's tweet about NAFTA and his penchant for discussing foreign relations, trade, and his policy agenda via Twitter, saying, "Mexico will not negotiate NAFTA, nor any other aspect of the bilateral relationship, through ...

by | August 29, 2017 | 14:42

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the missile was an "unprecedented grave threat " to Japan . Abe also said that Japan had " requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council ". A South Korean military official told NBC News that the missile was sacked around 5:57 a.m. local time on Tuesday. This launch comes only days after Pyongyang fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Kangwon province on Saturday.

by | August 29, 2017 | 14:39

Trump's administration has already declared Iran in compliance, as required by law, twice during his tenure. The Islamic republic has informed the agency of its activities in full transparency and within the framework of the Additional Protocol, and all the visits to Iran's nuclear facilities have been within the framework of the Protocol, Rahimi was quoted as saying.

by | August 29, 2017 | 14:19

McTeague also predicted Winnipeg pump prices could remain elevated for up to a month depending on how much damage tropical storm Harvey does to oil refineries and other petroleum-industry infrastructure along the Texas gulf coast, and how long it takes for dwindling US gasoline supplies to return to normal.

by | August 29, 2017 | 13:18

However, as part of Trump's executive order signed several weeks ago, he rolled back the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard in favor of a faster route that would speed up the time it takes for infrastructure projects to be approved. During his visit, it is expected President Trump will receive a briefing on hurricane relief efforts. Trump says protecting American lives is his top priority as Harvey continues to pound the U.S.

by | August 29, 2017 | 12:58

As Louisiana braces for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Harvey , officials in New Orleans announced that one of the city's drainage pumps is being repaired - after a motor caught fire Monday. Flash flood watches are in effect for eastern Texas, including Houston, and stretch across southern Louisiana toward New Orleans and parts of southern Mississippi.

by | August 29, 2017 | 12:08

The Western Railway (WR) services were affected following a technical snag at Bandra while the Central Railway (CR) services were affected - mainly on the Kasara-Kalyan section - because of derailment of the Mumbai-bound Duronto Express near the Asangaon station.

by | August 29, 2017 | 12:08

The possibility of a papal trip to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) had been a subject of heavy speculation for several weeks. Tension has always been high between the Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists, leading to bloody rioting in 2012.

by | August 29, 2017 | 11:38

He said it's critical for students to know the role they play in ensuring their own safety. They should never cross in front of the bus without the driver's permission. Two-lane roadway: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop. Back-to-school season is upon us, so be on the lookout for school kids scurrying to cross the street to catch a bus or beat the final bell.