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India Among 80 Countries Offered Visa-Free Entry by Qatar

The new visa waiver program is effective immediately and comprises countries from all over the world, including the U.S., U.K., Mexico, China, France, Germany, Spain and Cuba, among others. Qatar Airways chief Akbar al-Baker said his carrier, which this year plans to extend its network to 62 new destinations, would be a primary beneficiary.

Gym Owner Bans Cops From Working Out

An Atlanta gym owner is getting heat over a sign announcing his "no police" and no military members policy. A military veteran, who was offended when he saw the sign, told 11Alive News of the incendiary posting . "It was really just that the vulgarity in that sign that seems to bring it out for people", Chambers told 11Alive. "No f--g cops", the sign read, according to the Associated Press .

Tejashwi launches agitation against Nitish for 'insulting'

Sources said the meeting could see the presence of a couple of JD (U) leaders, who are unhappy with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to align with BJP . "During my yatra, I will also invite people to attend the RJD's August 27 rally in Patna against the BJP", he added. However, the Grand Alliance government did not last for long as the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar chose to leave his alliance partners recently after the family members of Lalu Prasad Yadav, the chief of the ...

Donald Trump's childhood home listed on Airbnb

U.S. President Donald Trump's childhood home in NY can now be rent through Airbnb, the online housing rental service, but not many people seem to be interested in staying in it. "There is a giant cut out of Donald in the Living Room", the listing reads . However, the listing says a tenant lives in the "one of the bedrooms which will not be accessible to you during your stay".

Mum sentenced to prison for sex with underage teens

Most of the alleged sexual activity occurred during the middle of the night in the backseat of her auto, police said. The boys would quietly slip outside, get into her vehicle, and engage in sexual activities with the woman who was more than 20 years their senior.

Oil Futures Fall For Second Session As Investors Await OPEC Decision

Brent, the global benchmark, lost 23 cents, or 0.4%, to $52.14. Total supply from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including Saudi Arabia , hit a 2017 high in July. Oil prices have gained marginally after reports of lower crude supplies from Saudi Arabia set to start next month negated the impact of the ongoing high output from prominent exporters, including the US.

Activist Artist Lights Up Trump Hotel With 'Message' From Putin

The mastermind of the protest, American digital artist Robin Bell , wrote on Twitter how the incident was based around National Dollar Day, marking the foundation of the United States monetary system. presidential election and its possible ties to the Trump campaign. President Trump's finances may be targeted by special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

Artist Shahak Shapira stages graffiti hate-speech protest outside Twitter's Germany office

Shahak Shapira, in a protest, paints multiple "hate speech" at Twitter's Hamburg office. "If Twitter forces me to see these things, then they should have to see it as well", Shapira said in the video, describing the comments as violations of the social network's community guidelines.

Guam governor says North Korea's talk of revenge is no threat

Madeleine Bordallo, 84, who has represented Guam since 2003, told Anderson Cooper on CNN . Guam is 2,131 miles southeast of North Korea. Japan said it had conducted joint air drills with US supersonic bombers in Japanese skies close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday as tension in the region escalates amid North Korea's continued ballistic missile tests.

Punjab & Sind Bank Q1 net drops 52% as bad loans mount

In absolute terms, gross NPAs were Rs 6,693.36 crore by June-end of this fiscal, up from Rs 4,565.74 crore in the same period a year ago. "As per RBI directions for initiating Insolvency Process-Provisioning Norms.the bank is required to make additional provisions estimated to Rs 915 crore in respect of accounts covered under provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to be proportionately spread over three quarters from second quarter, i.e.

NRC: Lack of getting medical help overseas kills more in Yemen

Yemen has been devastated by a civil war in which the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, is fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The country has also been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak and is on the edge of starvation. The outbreak has independently claimed the lives of at least 1,800 people and infected more than 370,000 others, according to the World Health Organization.

Fox in 'preliminary conversations' to bring back 'King of the Hill'

Fox CEO Dana Walden said during a press tour that the network had a conversation with Judge about bringing the series back, multiple news outlets reported Tuesday afternoon. Walden did note that they only had one meeting this summer with Daniels and Judge , but that they were both excited about the prospect of bringing King of the Hill back.

Intensified airstrikes on IS-held areas in Raqqa kill dozens

The Observatory says 29 civilians, including nine women and 12 children, were killed on Tuesday alone. The US-led coalition of more than 70 members is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Vaghela keeps mum, Ahmed sure of victory

This happened after six Congress MLAs quit the party with three defecting to the BJP in a span of 24 hours. Asked about allegations of surveillance on him and Congress MLAs by the ruling BJP, he said: "I don't know why I am targeted like this".

Panetta: Does Trump Feel That Kim 'Is Attacking His Manhood?'

Jeffress also released a laughable statement in which he says Trump has been " very measured, very thoughtful in every response". Despite this, putting in place a pre-emptive strike still appears to be far-fetched, experts noted, as it is highly unlikely that the North will put into action what it says it will do.

Gorka To North Korea: 'Don't Test This White House'

Sebastian Gorka , deputy assistant to President Donald Trump , said Wednesday that America is no longer just a world superpower , but is now a "hyper-power". "A serious disease or worldwide geopolitical threat, you'll never solve it in an administration that says it's economic, and these people are disenfranchised", Gorka said.

NSW Police raid homes of Sydney's Ibrahim brothers over alleged drug smuggling

Working with their counterparts in Dubai and the Netherlands, Australian Federal Police (AFP) said they had smashed the drug ring with simultaneous arrests early Tuesday morning in Sydney and Dubai. AFP Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan said there was an incorrect perception among organised crime syndicates that once a person is overseas they are "untouchable".

McCain Thinks Trump Is Too Hawkish On North Korea

McCain expressed dismay that Trump hasn't learned the art of subtlety. "The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act, and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act", McCain said. "I think the rotund ruler in Pyongyang is insane, but he's not ready to go to the brink", he said. "As I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".

North Korea Will Be 'Met With Fire And Fury'

The South Carolina lawmaker - a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - tells CBS' "This Morning" that war would be "horrific" and he believes "we're headed that way unless the world can stop North Korea ". Tillerson says North Korea still has a way out in the form of negotiations, under the right conditions. Its recent tests of intercontinental missiles appear, after years of North Korean efforts, to have finally put the U.S.in range.

Guam officials say it's safe from North Korea

Against that backdrop, Dudley might provide an upbeat outlook and confirm that the Fed is on track for a rate hike, said Innes. "Guam is American soil ..." "(North Korea's leader ) has been very threatening beyond a normal statement and, as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before".

The FBI raided Paul Manafort's house

The search warrant indicates investigators may have argued to a federal judge they had reason to believe Manafort could not be trusted to turn over all records in response to a grand jury subpoena. Manafort was on hand for a meeting previous year at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information about Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClintons attend private screening of "Wonder Woman" Rosenstein: Trump did not direct feds to investigate Clinton GOP senator: I wish ...

Trump Retweets Fox Report On North Korea Based On Anonymous Sources

But earlier in the day President Trump retweeted the Fox report. "It's incredibly unsafe when things get out into the press like that", she continued. The story, a scoop from Fox's Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson, cited anonymous U.S. defense officials as saying "North Korea is not showing any evidence it plans to halt its missile tests", and describing "a trend that does not bode well for hopes of de-escalating tensions on the [Korean] peninsula".

Iran and Hamas Celebrate Turning "New Page" in Exciting Collaboration Against Israel

Washington said that Iran maintained its "steadfast support" for the Assad regime in Syria, despite Assad's atrocities against his own people. As the European Union، China، Russia and other world countries have approved the JCPOA ، the USA withdrawal from the JCPOA would never have any impact on the endurance of the deal، Salehi said.

Venezuela opposition leaders re-arrested after poll

Leopoldo Lopez, 46, and Antonio Ledezma, 62, had already been under house arrest when they were apparently detained in the early hours of Tuesday . Among other measures, he said he would use the assembly's powers to bar opposition candidates from running in gubernatorial elections in December unless they sit with his party to negotiate an end to hostilities that have generated four months of protests that have killed at least 120 and wounded almost 2,000.

UK Government Asks For Ofcom Help On 21st Century-Sky Deal

Ofcom said earlier this summer there were no grounds for a parallel formal investigation of Fox's commitment to broadcasting standards. However, she said she would look at any new evidence. The upshot of this latest intervention is that the government is now nearly certain not to make its final decision on whether to refer the takeover to the CMS until after parliament's summer recess in September.

Delta Air Lines breaks ground on $4bn LaGuardia Airport development

Phase 2 is replacing Delta's aging terminal with a state-of-the-art facility. "This investment underscores our commitment to LaGuardia, to NY and to providing our customers and employees here and across the state with a world-class experience at one of our most important hubs".

SE Asia stocks fall as US-North Korea tensions mount

One said "Trump vows US "power" will meet North Korean threat". The dictatorship has attracted widespread condemnation after refusing to step back from aspirations of becoming a fully-fledged nuclear power, despite strong warnings from members of the UN Security Council.

Trump threatens North Korea with 'fire and fury' amid nuclear weapon reports

Tillerson defended Trump's comments Wednesday, saying the President had sent a "strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong-Un would understand". "Trump's comments about North Korea have created nervousness and the fear is if the President really means what he said: 'fire and fury , '" said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Think Markets in London.

Tropical Storm Franklin expected to become hurricane, hit Mexico again

The storm was moving west at 13 miles (20 kilometers) per hour and packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles (100 kilometers) per hour. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center. Once it reaches land for the second time, it is expected to deteriorate rapidly. Rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible across the Mexican states of Tabasco, northern Veracruz, northern Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Queretaro and eastern ...

Arrest warrant issued by Punjab court against Rakhi Sawant

However, she couldn't make it due to a foot injury. The court has also issued a fresh arrest warrant against her. However, the actress had apologized for the same.Judicial magistrate Vishav Gupta posted the matter for September 5. Rakhi was in the United States Of America and was granted the anticipatory bail on August 5 on a condition that the actress would surrender before the trial court on August 7.

SC police issues a plea to residents not to shoot Bigfoot

In other words, a Bigfoot : The ape-like creature that cryptozoologists believe roams the nation's backwoods. A North Carolina Bigfoot spotting group claims its members came face-to-face with the mythical beast in McDowell County on August 4.

United Nations sanctions against North Korea

As recently as Monday, two U.S. air force B-1B bombers flew from Guam to join their counterparts from South Korea and Japan for a mission over the Korean peninsula, about 3,400km away, in which the air forces practised various manoeuvres.

Guam Governor Downplays N. Korean Threat

The plan could be put into motion "any moment" once North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un makes a decision, the KCNA report said. As tensions escalated, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam, site of a US military base.

US Nuclear Arsenal "More Powerful Than Ever Before"

Trump's heated rhetoric comes as his secretary of state seeks to downplay the words. He claimed Wednesday on Twitter that it has been one of his priorities to "renovate and modernize" the USA nuclear deterrent. The statement marks a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two countries. Trump's suggestion he might meet Kim's threats with action startled markets and prompted a renewed focus on the narrowing list of military and economic options available.

United Nations slams 'disregard' for civilians after Yemen strike

The youngest of the children killed was just two years old, according to medical officials. "While these new incidents are still being investigated by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, they are an example of the brutality in which the conflict is being conducted", said the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Yemen , Jamie McGoldrick.

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