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Benazir Bhutto: Five cleared of ex-Pakistan PM murder

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But two senior policemen were sentenced to 17 years in jail for negligence in failing to prevent the killing. Former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was declared an absconder in the case and the ATC ordered the forfeiture of his property. Read More »

French police 'arrest man over disappearance of nine-year-old girl'

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Maelys de Araujo , who vanished at a wedding in the French Alps. The DJ raised the alarm when she was reported missing and the 180 guests tried to find her before police were called and a search began. "It was anguish. To see the disappearance of a nine-year-old, that's not nothing". Gregory said he believes the youngster has been kidnapped. Since then, cops and firefighters have been searching the sewers and nearby river to locate the youngster. Read More »

Wings of Rescue helping animals of Hurricane Harvey

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Though the exact arrival time has not been determined, Humane Rescue is preparing to receive dogs and cats from Texas-pets who have become separated from their owners or were strays prior to the storm-this week. They are still waiting on affected shelters to assess the damage. Numerous rescued clutch beloved pets. We have several vehicles including our disaster rig, and have five MOUs (with more on the way) with Texas cities and agencies including Texas City, Corpus Christi, Houston Humane ... Read More »

Copy-Huge evacuation planned in Frankfurt after British WW2 bomb found

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Almost 70,000 people will be evacuated over the weekend in Frankfurt after an unexploded World War 2 bomb was found on Wednesday. "We are still working on the modalities of the evacuation plan." policemen told reporters. Bomb disposal experts who examined it said the massive evacuation could wait until the weekend. The blockbuster , as named by German media, was designed in world war II to destroy KMs of buildings from the centre of the explosion. Read More »

PSLV C39 carrying navigation satellite to take off today

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IRNSS 1H comes with more flexibility in service and it is compatible with the satellites, which are in orbit, ISRO said . IRNSS named by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide basically two types of services namely Standard Positioning Service (SPS) and Restricted Service (RS) Space Segment consists of seven satellites, three satellites in GEO stationary orbit (GEO) and four satellites in Geo Synchronous Orbit (GSO) orbit with inclination of 29 degree to the equatorial plane. Read More »

Tropical Storm warning, watch continues in North Carolina

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The tropical disturbance, originally dubbed 92L, has been pestering Florida with downpours for almost a week. Georgetown County increased its status to OPCON 4 as it prepares for impacts from potential Tropical Cyclone Ten. The forecast track for what will likely soon be Tropical Storm Irma is very near the coast of SC and the Grand Strand through from late this evening and tonight. Read More »

Solicitors must not be identified in 'Muslim foster' case

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One family reportedly told her to remove her crucifix necklace and prevented her from eating a carbonara meal because it contained bacon. Family court judge Khatun Sapnara says the youngster, who can not be named, might be better off with her mother's mother, who wants to move to her country of origin. Read More »

Turkey calls for UN intervention on Rohingya Muslims' plight

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Bangladesh security forces also detained 75 Rohingya refugees, including women and children, when they were trying to cross the border into Bangladesh, Bbnews24.com said. The biggest needs are food, health services and they need shelter. Sahany said many crossed "with bullet injuries and burn injuries", and that aid workers reported some refugees "gave a blank look" when questioned. Read More »

Mueller's team reportedly working with NY attorney general in Manafort investigation

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The Trump campaign brought him on in March 2016 to help wrangle delegates ahead of the Republican National Convention, and he was promoted to campaign chairman in May that year. Last week, Mueller reportedly issued grand jury subpoenas for testimony from six public relations firms linked to Manafort on suspicion that he ran an worldwide campaign between 2012 and 2014 to facilitate Ukraine's entry into the European Union. Read More »

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

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The Prime Minister has landed in Japan for an official visit, one day after Pyongyang filed a missile over the north of the country. North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday. "Very attractive, very calm", Mrs May said. "It is my intention to deliver not just a good Brexit deal for the United Kingdom but to ensure "global Britain" can take its place in the world, trading around the world and we deal with those injustices domestically that ... Read More »

Van Carrying Houston Family Swept Away By Floodwater Is Found

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Sammy Saldivar was driving his parents, 84-year-old Manuel and 81-year-old Belia , both Alzheimer's patients, and the great-grandchildren, ranging in ages 6 to 16. With as much as 50 inches of rain falling around Houston , emergency services had been unable to reach the van until now. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Sammy and his family. Read More »

Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With President of Finland

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And the U.S. workers, who have lost their jobs because of NAFTA, are not going to be suffering any longer, Trump said . And finally, according to a Vox report , a shutdown would mean, "Federal agencies like FEMA and the flood insurance program would be effectively crippled at the very moment they're most needed". Read More »

11 dead in Mumbai building collapse

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Twenty persons were rescued from the rubble within three hours of the incident, he added. It is not clear if the building collapsed due to rain. The civic officials feared that as many as 40 people are trapped under the rubble. Ambulances and fire brigades have also been deployed at the building collapse site. "There was a huge noise and we all came running", said Naseem Mogradia, who lives two lanes away. Read More »

11 dead, many hurt as building collapses in Mumbai

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It is learnt that the building collapse took place at around 08:30 am. There is no official statement on how many people might be present inside the building at the time the building collapsed. The IMD has forecast "heavy to very heavy rains in the entire coastal Konkan belt including Mumbai " with wet weather conditions likely to persist till Saturday, though Wednesday largely remained dry. Read More »

SBP to remain closed from 1st to 4th September

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The pardon comes within the framework of the keenness of the UAE president to give the pardoned prisoners a chance to start a new life, and alleviate the suffering of their families, said WAM. Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has charted out a comprehensive plan for managing traffic movement, and mass transit modes in Dubai Downtown during Eid Al Adha holiday. Read More »

Weather officials unsure if Harvey will reach Central Illinois

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Louis, said there are a number of reasons it's "tough to pinpoint with a lot of accuracy" where the rain might come from. If this number is reached, it would set a statewide record, and would also be the heaviest rain to result from a landfalling tropical storm or hurricane on record in USA history. Read More »

NWS: 50 Inches Of Rain Would Exceed Any Previous Texas Rainfall Record

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Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Charleston said rain could begin as early as Thursday with some breaks before more rain moves in Friday morning. "It is the single highest daily rainfall total in city history". But South Mississippi is - so far - expected to be less affected, with 4 to 6 inches of rain possible. Read More »

Arun Jaitley: Fall out of Demonetisation on predicted lines

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Hailing the success of demonetisation , Jaitley said that the next step is for clean money in polls, adding that the government was already in the final stages of drafting a concerned policy. "People who haven't taken a single step against black money haven't understood the aim of note ban. There has not been many such experiments world over and therefore it is natural that there will be speculation as to how much money will come back", he said. Read More »

Trevor Noah defends Melania Trump's stilettos: 'Who cares?'

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CNN reporter Kate Bennett tweeted this quote from Melania's communications director: "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are anxious about her shoes". "Here's my thing. I don't know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they're on their way to help people ..." That person is Trevor Noah , host of Comedy Central's " The Daily Show ". Read More »

Modi Inaugurates Infra Projects In Rajasthan

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The former CM said important enterprises such as Parban irrigation project, Dungarpur-Banswara-Ratlam railway project and the mainline electric multiple unit railway coach factory in Bhilwara had been held up by the BJP government because of its "political bias". Read More »

United States judge blocks Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

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SB 4 would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they're in the US legally and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Critics of the law said it would encourage racial profiling and violate the First and Fourth Amendments. The court order partially leaves in place SB 4's provision allowing police to inquire upon a detainee's immigration status . Read More »

Don't Be a Victim: Charity Scams

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But don't get tricked into giving to a bogus charity or one that isn't really in a position to assist. And there are many real charities that, despite their promising names and flashy websites , do very little to help anyone. Cash donations offer voluntary agencies and faith-based organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs. If you decide to contribute via crowdfunding, it is probably best to give to people who you personally know that have posted requests for ... Read More »

Trump to push tax overhaul this week

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President Trump heads to Missouri on Wednesday to build on a key message from his speech in Phoenix last week - that he's going to give Americans "the biggest tax cut in the history of our country". Households in the middle fifth would lose an average of $1,500 once the costs of paying for the Trump tax cuts are counted. While the White House has been designing a tax plan aimed at appealing to Republicans, Trump sought to cast the effort in bipartisan terms. Read More »

Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration

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Governor John Bel Edwards , D-Louisiana, expects Harvey to officially cross over into Louisiana, somewhere between Toledo Bend and Shreveport. Harvey, the more fearsome hurricane to hit the U.S.in more than a decade, came ashore late Friday about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, as a Category 4 storm. Read More »

Abbott predicts record-setting federal response to Harvey

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This new mobilization by the Texas governor sends those who are physically able, not now deployed, preparing to deploy or in a combat preparation cycle to answer the call for help and assist their fellow Texans in need. Lars Zetterstrom, Galveston District commander, said in a statement Monday. That number is expected to surpass relief funds for Hurricane Katrina, which reached well over $100 billion, according to Abbott. Read More »