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Japan beat Australia to qualify for 2018 World Cup


The Qataris, who have never played at a World Cup finals, needed to win both of their remaining qualifiers to have any chance of making it to Russian Federation next year. Whoever finishes third will face a playoff against a Group A team, with the victor then having to navigate an intercontinental playoff against an opponent from the CONCACAF region to reach Russian Federation 2018. Read More »

Ed Coalition Blocks ISIS Convoy Heading To Iraq


The evacuation came as part of a contentious deal brokered by the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group to clear the Islamic State from an area along the Lebanon-Syria border. "In the past two days we have destroyed them, we killed 70 to 80 of them", Lebanese Army spokesperson Col. Fadi Abou Eid told CNN on Sunday. But many in Lebanon were opposed to the deal, which they said allowed the killers of Lebanese soldiers to get off scot-free. Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence tours Rockport


Pence then echoed the words of President Donald Trump from Wednesday, commending Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for doing an "incredible job" along with first responders "who at this very hour are pulling citizens out of harm's way". Harvey's 52 inches of rain set the record for the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the continental United States. Pence will meet with residents, and get a firsthand view of devastation in Rockport which was one of the first places that got hit. Read More »

Trump bashes Mexico while Mexico offers helping hand for Hurricane Harvey


Donald Trump's obsession with building a wall along the southern border ruined an opportunity for a moment of unity with our neighbors to the south. He says in the last five years Mexico has doubled its import of gas and diesel from the United States and adding new trade regulations could slow down those agreements. Read More »

Trump administration orders three Russian diplomatic facilities in United States closed


Nauert said the US was prepared to take additional actions "as warranted". That action was taken following harassment of USA diplomats in Russia, as well as Russian interference in the US presidential election. "This request said some Russian company together with certain people was pursuing the aim to create such a skyscraper in Moscow City, but their business was going nowhere and they asked for help with some recommendation or with promotion of this business". Read More »

United States hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes


Customs and Border Protection's acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello announced that the top designs for a concrete wall that will be built along the San Diego border will be from four companies. On Sunday, Mr Trump insisted that Congress must find a way to pay for his promised border wall, branding Mexico a hotbed of violent crime. On March 17, CBP issued two Requests for Proposals to acquire conceptual wall designs with the intent to construct multiple prototypes. Read More »

21 killed in Mumbai building collapse


South Mumbai BJP corporator Atul Shah said the crashed Arsiwala Building near JJ Junction in Pakmodia street of Bhendi Bazar housed around 10 families and a godown. "We fear that several people are trapped under the debris". "The whole incident will be probed and action will be taken against any official if found to be negligent" Fadnavis said while interacting with the media. Read More »

Trump pledges to donate $1 million of 'personal money' to Harvey relief

The Trump administration is still reviewing the Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters on Thursday. Ms Sanders said he is likely to visit Houston - which was paralysed by the storm earlier this week - and Lake Charles, Louisiana, where Harvey headed after dumping record rainfall on Texas. Read More »

Trump urges Gulf Countries to be Diplomatic in resolving Crisis


In Doha, Lavrov and Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani mulled the developments of the current Gulf crisis. Qatar's foreign minister said Arab states enforcing a blockade of Qatar have shown no signs of being open to negotiations, "Armenpress" reports, citing FARS news agency. Read More »

India, Switzerland sign two MoUs in rail sector


The MoU is a follow-up on bilateral cooperation in rail sector discussed in the meeting held between Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Swiss Ambassador to India Andreas Baum in July 2016. "We especially welcome Swiss investors in India". India and Switzerland on Thursday chose to further strengthen cooperation in combating tax evasion and black money months after the European nation ratified automatic exchange of financial account information (AEOI) with Delhi to facilitate immediate ... Read More »

Eisgruber writes letter to White House, calls for support of DACA


Its goal is to allow young people - many of whom have lived the majority of their lives in the USA - to contribute to their communities without living in fear of being deported if caught. The DACA program permits undocumented students, commonly referred to as "dreamers", to continue their studies in the United States without fear of deportation. Read More »

Gas Prices Could Go Up 25 Cents a Gallon


The average Kansas per gallon price is $2.28 today, up five cents from Tuesday (Aug. 29) and up 10 cents from its Aug. 21 statewide average of $2.18. AAA says the average price of gas across the state has increased three cents in the past week to $2.50 a gallon and prices will keep climbing over Labor Day weekend and into September. Read More »

Daesh attack forces Iraq forces to retreat


The vast Anbar province that surrounds the two towns is predominantly Sunni Muslim and fiercely resisted US troops when they occupied Iraq. Victory in Tal Afar would see IS dislodged from all but two areas in Iraq - around Hawija, 170km (105 miles) to the south-east; and from Ana to Al-Qaim in the Euphrates river valley, 220km to the south. Read More »

China expects vigilance over Japan's defense budget


North Korea's 14th successful missile test has earned the country new criticism and condemnation from the worldwide community, including China, its biggest ally. Mrs May demanded Kim's ally China do more to restrain him, saying: "We need to ensure it's not just words of condemnation, but that action is taken". Read More »

Two million Muslims gather near Mecca for Hajj


The two women reportedly died in their sleep while the man is reported to have died at a medical facility in the Holy land. The pilgrimage has seen several accidents over the years. All pilgrims reached the vast tent city of Mina by bus and on foot through the roads, tunnels and bridges from Makkah by Wednesday afternoon, marking the beginning of the Haj rituals. Read More »

Student Who Received R14 Million Instead Of R1,400 Defends Herself On Facebook


But her rivals in the SA Students Congress grew suspicious after Mani underwent a transformation. "She also bought an iPhone 7 for herself and each of all her friends". Part of the money was spent on clothes, tech products and even parties. If the state is paying billions in salaries every month, why is not able to pay a few billions to students allowances. Read More »

Missing Mumbai doctor's body found after 2 days


Fifty-nine-year-old Dr Amarapurkar, a senior gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital, was missing since Tuesday evening after heavy rains flooded the city. According to reports, he fell down a manhole. BMC officials told Firstpost that divers will attempt to trace an underground route from the manhole to a large storm water drain in Worli. Read More »

Centre's stand on marital rape and why it should be supported


The Centre said since marital rape is not defined or law, while the offence of rape is defined under Section 375 of the IPC, defining marital rape would require a broad based consensus of the society. The affidavit filed by the Centre read that a sexual act between a man and his wife has no clear demarcation as rape, and this decision exclusively lies with the female partner. Read More »

Britain PM May arrives in Japan for talks with Abe

Pacific territory of Guam, Kim added, "It is necessary to positively push forward the conducting more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future". President Donald Trump has said that " all options are on the table " in terms of a USA response to North Korea's launch of a missile over Japan . Read More »

Benazir murder: Musharraf declared absconder, five let off


On the other hand, the counsel for the other two suspects, former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad, said that nobody can stop a suicide attacker, but it can be investigated who facilitated the attacker. Initially, they were arrested, but later released on bail in 2011. He was acquitted previous year in the 2006 killing of a Baloch militant leader, but four cases remain against him: one accusing him of treason for imposing emergency rule, one alleging the ... Read More »