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Heat in S Asia could exceed survivable levels by 2100


These conditions could affect up to a third of the people living throughout the Indo-Gangetic Plain unless the global community ramps up efforts to rein in climate-warming carbon emissions . Most of India , Pakistan and Bangladesh will experience temperatures close to the limits of survivability by 2100, without emissions reductions. Temperatures would still reach unsafe levels (over 31 Celsius), but would not be quite so close to the fatal threshold. Read More »

General insurance business boosts Aviva profits to £1.46bn


Life insurance operating profit grew 8% to £1.3bn after it saw double-digit growth in long-term savings, protection and annuities and equity release. Although Aviva did not disclose how much the platform businesses lost, it said that a £25 million non-insurance loss in its United Kingdom and Ireland life business "primarily relates" to the platforms. Read More »

Scaramucci says he's not dating Fox News host

Legally, it may have been on the record, but the spirit of it was off. The report states that Scaramucci "was upset to see Guilfoyle included in the tweets", while they skipped over other high-profile names like Fox's Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade , and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway . Read More »

U.S. detects 'highly unusual' N. Korean submarine activity


However, "a condition of those talks is there is no future where North Korea holds nuclear weapons or the ability to deliver those nuclear weapons to anyone in the region, much less the (US) homeland", he said. " Team V is postured to work with Air Force Global Strike Command to test launch the Minuteman III missile ", Hough said in a statement. The latest Minuteman launch happens days after North Korea test-fired a long-range projectile assessed by the US and South Korean militaries as an ... Read More »

Jeddah's Hajj terminal can handle 175000 pilgrims at a time


This is in line with the directive of President Muhammadu BUHARI to the airport authorities after last year's hajj exercise where some pilgrims were caught at the airport in Saudi Arabia after taken off from the Ilorin International Airport with substances suspected to be cocaine. Read More »

A 4.2 magnitude natural disaster strikes OK


The outages affected "large areas of east and northeast Edmond", according to the city's Facebook page. The city of Edmond says power has been restored to two electric substations after a magnitude-4.2 quake rattled the area. The announcement came more than an hour after the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.4-magnitude was detected about 4 miles east-northeast of Edmond. Read More »

US Secretary of State to visit Philippines


North Korea's push to build a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening U.S. cities has brought the region to the brink of crisis, and Washington is using every diplomatic lever to shut the program down. "He's told me that". North Korean authorities have detained those who traveled independently and those who were part of organized tours. "The time for talk is over", she said. Read More »

What are cost-sharing reductions, and what happens if Trump ends them?


Centene has famously (well, famously within health policy circles!) expanded into the marketplace as other bigger health plans like Anthem and United have fled. US health insurer Anthem Inc is pulling back from 16 of 19 pricing regions in California where it offered Obamacare options this year in part due to uncertainty over the payments, state officials said on Tuesday. Read More »

No MLA searched, raid only on one Karnataka minister: Jaitley

Raids were also conducted on residences of a businessman in Hassan. Raid was also held at his Delhi residence and Shivakumar was questioned by the IT officials. "On Wednesday, IT raids were conducted against a Congress minister at the resort where our MLAs are staying", Sharma said. The IT department's clarification came after Congress termed the raids as 'political witch-hunt of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read More »

Why NOTA for RS poll, asks Ahmed Patel

The Supreme Court in its judgement on September 27, 2014 directed that the option of "None of the Above" (NOTA) shall be provided on the ballot papers or Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The court further said that the results for the upcoming polls will be declared as per schedule and sought the Election Commission's response on the plea filed by Parmar. Read More »

Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto


It's backed by public health groups who cite statistics saying 95 percent of smokers begin by age 21 and would make ME the fourth state to raise the age. On Tuesday, the Maine Legislature voted to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21-years-old, making Maine the fourth state in the country to pass such an increase and the second in recent weeks. Read More »

Trump approves new Russia sanctions


That is why, since taking office, I have enacted tough new sanctions on Iran and North Korea , and shored up existing sanctions on Russian Federation. presidential election - had already retaliated last week when Congress passed the bill, by expelling 755 people from the USA embassy and consulates in Russian Federation, and also by denying access to a United States country house and a warehouse in Moscow. Read More »

IT Department raids Karnataka minister Shivakumar's kin's house

It has also chose to issue a whip to all the Congress MLAs, including Shankersinh Vaghela, who resigned last month to ensure that Ahmed Patel is voted back into the Rajya Sabha . The seven ministers are Anupriya Singh Patel, Ramesh Jigajinagi, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Vijay Goel, Rajen Gohain, Ramdas Athavale and MJ Akbar. Rajput, a former Congress chief whip, is pitted against Patel. Read More »

United States bans travel to North Korea starting Sept 1

North Korea said the test-firing aimed to "finally confirm the overall technological specifications of the weapon system of Hwasong-14 capable of carrying large-sized heavy nuclear warhead, including its maximum range". Speaking to reporters at the State Department days after Pyongyang tested its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Tillerson reiterated that Washington sought to persuade North Korea to give up its missile and nuclear weapons programs through peaceful pressure. Read More »

Rajya Sabha Polls: Gujarat Congress MLAs alleges BJP threatening


Early this morning, I-T department officials landed up at the resort looking for Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, the man who was instrumental in herding Gujarat lawmakers at the resort to prevent a possible rash of defections. Speaking to the media here Gohil said, "Our morale has become strong now and our only plan is to vote for Ahmed Patel in Rajya Sabha election on August 8". Read More »

Flash Flood Watch issued for Santa Clarita Valley


The warning will remain in effect until after 5 p.m. Wednesday . The only respite from the high temperatures would be cloud cover, but "if there is enough sunshine, the heat and humidity may get close to heat advisory thresholds" in some areas, says the NWS. Read More »

Southern Methodist U. Moves 9/11 Flag Memorial to Avoid 'Triggering' Others


The university had approved the 9/11 memorial but said, it, like all approved displays, will be at MoMac Park. SMU administrators say allowing the display on the centrally located Dallas Hall lawn, where it has been for several years, would be in violation of a new policy that states that the school "respects the right of all members of the academic community to be free from coercion and harassment". Read More »

Harvard sorry directory erroneously said Scaramucci was dead

The wealthy NY financier joined the White House just 10 days ago and prompted the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer and the ousting of chief of staff Reince Priebus . Earlier on Monday, Colbert tweeted, "Scaramucci, we barely knewcci". Long before Ball filed for divorce on July 6, Scaramucci was open with friends and associates about what he believed to be the sorry state of their union and how they were struggling through regular counseling sessions. Read More »

Trump Lashes Out at China on North Korea


The Pentagon declined to comment on the USA assessment of the missile launch, even as it acknowledged that the latest test represented the longest test flight of any North Korean missile. "In general, China-US trade, including mutual investment, is mutually beneficial, and both China and the United States have gained great profits from bilateral trade and investment cooperations", he said. Read More »

Ashes saved as peace deal is brokered in Australian cricket pay dispute


The deal brings to an end a bitter standoff and months of bickering over how money in the game is distributed. A press conference will be held at the MCG at 4.30pm (AEDT) on Thursday to make it official. It also means the dispute won't be sent to a formal arbitration process, something Sutherland had called for if the two parties couldn't come to an agreement this week. Read More »

Possible delays at Brisbane Airport


The result has seen long queues and extensive waiting periods for interstate and worldwide travellers. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave a press conference this afternoon giving the latest updates on the investigation into the alleged terror plot, which led to the arrest of four men, one of whom has since been released. Read More »

7777 people to leave Arsal according to Hezbollah-Nusra swap deal


The fighting ended with a cease-fire Thursday to allow negotiations to proceed to send the al-Qaida fighters and their families to Syria's northwest Idlib province, where an al-Qaida affiliate is in control. Another five Hezbollah fighters are still being held captive by the militant group. "UNHCR believes that conditions for refugees to return in safety and dignity are not yet in place in Syria", she said, with war continuing across large swathes of the country. Read More »