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Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh amid Rohingya crisis

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The Pope will be in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar from November 27 to 30, before visiting Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, where he will conclude the trip on December 2, Efe news reported. The ministry is arranging facilities for non-Muslims in places including Buddhist monasteries, government offices and local police stations in major cities. Read More »

President Trump declares emergency for Louisiana

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Total rainfall amounts are still up in the air because the path of Harvey is still a number of days out, but we are fairly certain at this point Southern Illinois will receive more rain than we will. Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the system continues to provide the coast with widespread heavy rainfall. For southeastern Louisiana, "Monday will be a continuation of today as Harvey is expected to slowly drift towards the Texas coast", said a forecast discussion message ... Read More »

Facts or fiction? Cajun Navy founder talks about rumors of a shooting

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The Cajun Army formed previous year when historic floods devastated the Baton Rouge and Acadiana areas, WGNO reported . Those who have arrived have brought their own boats to aid in the rescue efforts. Everyone wants to get in at the same time. He told the paper that one group of volunteers were shot at when they did not help a group of stranded people and, in another incident, nearly had a boat stolen. Read More »

Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills

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People are seen past a television screen showing file news footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul . It's unclear where the three missiles fired Saturday were targeted, although the U.S. The North routinely says it will never give up its weapons programs, saying they are necessary to counter perceived US hostility. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said US President Donald Trump was aware of the launches. Read More »

Anti-Trump Protests Halt US Official Visit

The Pakistani official said that Pakistan felt being "backstabbed" by the United States administration after years of cooperation with Washington . Later this week, a Pakistani delegation is expected to attend Russia's Army 2017 exhibition, as announced by Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Qazi Khalilullah last week. Read More »

Sensex extends loss by 250 points at 31500.80; NTPC, HDFC lead fall

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The NSE Nifty recaptured the 9,900-mark by rising 50.90 points, or 0.51 per cent, at 9,907.95. Nifty has ended above 9,900 level after five trading sessions. The S&P 500 and Dow ended little changed on Monday, with energy and bank shares lower as Tropical Storm Harvey crippled the United States energy hub in Texas, while tech and healthcare gave a slight boost to the Nasdaq. Read More »

What Hurricane Harvey will mean for gas prices

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Less certain are the effects on the Houston area, where 30 to 40 inches of rain is expected. Officials are saying over 450,000 people are expected to file for disaster assistance. "I'm not sure if we can really quantify how much that will be right now", Ollenberger said. The gasoline crack spread was up as much as 18 percent Monday, the most since February, implying higher margins for those refineries that are still operational. Read More »

Blast near U.S. embassy in Kabul kills one, wounds eight

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Afghan officials say a suicide bombing has killed at least five people in a busy commercial area in central Kabul , not far from the US Embassy. Security sources confirm the blast has taken place close to the branch of a bank and it is believed that the explosion was triggered by a suicide bomb blast. Read More »

Perez forcefully rejects Ocon 'he tried to kill me' claim

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You have to go back to Australia 2013 and Kimi Raikkonen's win for Lotus for the last time that a team that was not Red Bull, Mercedes or Ferrari won a race. He is supposed to be a professional driver, but he is not acting like it. The Frenchman refers to an apology from Perez - but both immediately after the race and in a later video message on Twitter the Mexican has apologised only for the first of the two incidents between the drivers. Read More »

Trump promises federal aid to storm-ravaged Texas

John Cornyn, R-Texas opposed the Sandy relief package, The Hill noted . "1 bad turn doesn't deserve another", he tweeted over the weekend. But, he said, the Hurricane Sandy bill followed a pattern established in the era of Tom DeLay, the House Republican leader from 2003 to 2005: Congress adopts hard caps on spending to prove its fiscal discipline, then uses emergency spending bills to get around those caps. Read More »

Trump gave Democrats a big ultimatum about the border wall

Trump promised. Donald Trump started his morning on Friday the same way he's started many mornings this month - by attacking congressional Republicans on Twitter . He knows that a shutdown now - with Republicans running the White House, House and Senate - would be a bad look. And Trump's shutdown threat poses yet another hurdle, forcing GOP leaders to find a legislative sweet spot that satisfies the president's border-wall demand without alienating the Democrats, whose votes will be ... Read More »

Moment of truth approaches for IL school funding plan; House convenes today

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A vote could occur in that chamber as early as Tuesday. Contributions can be directed toward a specific school, but not students or groups of students. But Democrats declined to comment after a two-hour meeting Sunday. That's similar to a separate piece of legislation, often known by its bill number-Senate Bill 1-that passed with Democratic support this spring, but which Republican Gov. Read More »

Addicks and Barker Water Levels Continue to Rise, Despite Corps Water Release

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Monday, he said. Weather officials downgraded Hurricane Harvey to a tropical storm August 26, yet catastrophic flooding continues to plague Southeast Texas in the wake of the storm. Even with the controlled release, Army Corps officials expect reservoir levels at the dams to rise throughout the week. Shortly after midnight, the Corps of Engineers began the controlled release of water from the rain-swollen Addicks and Barker reservoirs. Read More »

Borussia Dortmund sign Andriy Yarmolenko after Ousmane Dembele exit

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It gave no details of the transfer fee, but German daily Bild reported that it was approximately 25 million euros ($30 million). France global Dembele, who scored 10 goals and provided 20 assists in all competitions to help Dortmund finish third in the Bundesliga last season, was sold to Barcelona on Friday for 105 million euros ($125 million). Read More »

Man kidnaps 7-year-old girl, throws her off bridge

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Police say the ordeal started at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when she was taken from the Worcester home by 35-year-old Joshua Hubert without permission from her parents. Investigators believe that it was the Interstate 290 crossing, which spans the north end of the lake, based on where she emerged from the water. Hubert is now being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing, which is scheduled for Thursday. Read More »

Trump's strategy may drive Pakistan closer to Russian Federation and China

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She was supposed to land in Pakistan on Monday for a meeting with the civil and military leadership. The Foreign Office did not give any reason for postponing the visit. Alice Wells, Washington's special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, had been scheduled to meet Pakistani officials this week in Islamabad . Read More »

Trump says cash for Harvey recovery coming soon

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Trump entered office hoping for better US relations with Russia but his effort has failed thus far to bear fruit amid continuing questions surrounding Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential election, something both Moscow and Trump deny. Read More »

A First Look At The TV Adaptation Of 'Heathers'

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They're finally back! The first glimpse into the Heathers reboot is here and it's just as fierce as we had hoped it would be. In a departure from the film, Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is now a black lesbian and Heather Chandler ( Melanie Field ) is the unconventional leader who rules through fear, intimidation and awesome fashion sense. Read More »

Carrying a plastic bag in Kenya could land you in prison

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Despite numerous pleas by the opposition and manufacturers for an extension of the 6-month notice period issued by the NEMA, the government maintains that the ban will play a critical role in the fight against environmental degradation. This is the third attempt in the past 10 years to ban plastic bags in Kenya. "This is something we didn't get ten years ago but now its nearly on a daily basis", county vet Mbuthi Kinyanjui told Reuters . Read More »