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More than half a million Syrians return home

The report says that 84 per cent of those who returned home were IDPs inside Syria and the remaining 16 percent returned from Turkey, followed by Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. Approximately 80% of returnees have access to food and household items, but less than half have access to water or health services. The agency said that since the conflict began in 2011, about 5.5 million people had left the country, and another 6.3 million had been left internally displaced.

South African bodybuilder dies while attempting back-flip

The over-75kg world champion had been playing to the crowd before a contest on Saturday. Sifiso Lungelo Thabete was trying to entertain the crowd as he walked onto the mat and attempted a backflip. The magazine reports he was an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Junior World Champion in the up-to-165-pound category who recently won an event at the IFBB Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix in July.

Chicago schools budget counts on uncertain funding

The Chicago Democrat called the 38-19 tally to reverse the Republican governor a bipartisan vote "for a needed overhaul" of financing public education. Rauner has said his version of the legislation is more fair and gives more money to 97 percent of schools across the state than the original bill would.

Mayor Jim Gray Says Confederate Statues Will Be Removed From Cheapside Area

Gray's announcement came on the same day that one person was killed and at least 19 were injured in Charlottesville, Va., after a violent skirmish that erupted around the removal of a Confederate statue there. "We have completely analyzed this issue, and got notification from a number of our residents", Mayor Jim Gray (D) said on Twitter. Saturday's Unite the Right rally, which was canceled before it even began , was technically organized to protest the planned removal of a statue of ...

Trump's Bluster Towards Maduro Boosted Venezuelan Dictator

Caracas has since responded to the threat and is preparing defense measures. "The awful threats of President Donald Trump are trying to drag Latin America and the Caribbean into a conflict that could permanently alter the stability, peace and security in our region", he said.

NY gov starts petition pressing Trump on white supremacists

His remarks brought many reactions online from Republicans as well as Democrats, with many calling out the fact that the President seemingly refused to single out the white supremacists. "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name", Sen. Bossert said that people "on both sides" showed up in Charlottesville "looking for trouble" and that he won't assign blame for the death of a counterprotester on either group, although he said the president would like to see "swift justice" for the victim.

Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again — Central Intelligence Agency chief

Clapper said on CNN that the rhetoric was having a destabilizing affect and could cause North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to decide to lash out. Also on Sunday, the top United States military officer, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, travelled to South Korea.

Strong Storms For The Plains — Sunday Morning Weather

However, with dew points remaining high and wet ground conditions coupled with plentiful remaining atmospheric moisture, rain remains in the forecast. The storms will form along a cold front trailing behind a low pressure system pushing across the region. Monday through Thursday should be partly to mostly sunny with any pop-up showers or storms confined to the mountains.

Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump

Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat, said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices with his campaign a year ago. Signer said the extremist groups have been "invited into the daylight", and their rhetoric has been possible because, he said, "they're getting okays for that because they were invited into basically a presidential campaign".

US Troops Killed, 5 Injured In Northern Iraq

The United States military said that two American soldiers were killed during "combat operations" in northern Iraq on Sunday but that initial findings indicate the deaths were not caused by "enemy contact". Close to 5,000 USA troops are now aiding in the fight against the Islamic State group , also known as ISIS. But the Islamic State retains control of several towns in both countries that are populated by tens of thousands of civilians, and their safety has become a growing concern as the ...

Kids' death toll rises to 72 in Yogi's UP

In the wake of the awful Gorakhpur hospital tragedy claiming 63 lives allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Saturday said the guilty will not be spared. Of the 30 deaths, 17 took place in the neonatal intensive care unit. Who so ever is found guilty will not be spared, so that no such incident happens in future.

Dovizioso holds off Marquez to win gripping Austrian MotoGP

Speaking post-race, Dovizioso said he could tell Marquez was planning to make an eleventh-hour lunge as he heard the reigning champion get on the throttle sooner out of Turn 8. "[In the] last corner I was still on the limit, but this MotoGP, this is the show". Marquez retook the spot shortly thereafter at Turn 7, but again couldn't shake Dovizioso - who slipstreamed past on the main straight with seven laps to go.

Donald Trump slammed for 'weak' response to Charlottesville attack

Another senior administration official, though, suggested that the president's omission had not been accidental. "The President not only condemned the violence, and stood up at a time and a moment when calm was necessary, and didn't dignify the names of these groups of people, but rather addressed the fundamental issue", Bossert said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Trump Saw 'Many Sides' While Some Republicans Saw White Supremacy, Domestic Terrorism

A woman was killed and 19 injured in the university town Saturday when a auto plowed into a crowd after a white nationalist protest rally turned violent. Trump cannily utilized these white nationalists as shock-troops for his insurgent candidacy, going so far as officially placing alt-right guru Steve Bannon in the White House as a key presidential advisor.

Trump to request possible probe of China trade practices

They were not authorized to publicly discuss the private call and spoke on condition of anonymity. In addition to the USA, the EU, Japan, Germany and Canada have all expressed concern about China's behavior on intellectual property theft.

American who gave Nazi salute in Germany beaten up by passer-by

Police say that the 41-year-old tourist had " an extremely high blood alcohol level ", according to the Associated Press . The tourist, who sustained minor injuries, was apprehended by police, although the attacker fled the scene and remains at large.

Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacy

During a segment of a special MSNBC broadcast featuring Joy Reid, former ethics czar to President George W. Bush Richard Painter blasted President Donald Trump's stubborn refusal to denounce white supremacists and his attempt to equally blame the left for the violence that killed a 32-year-old woman in Charlottesville , VA.

McMaster: US no closer to war with N. Korea in past week

Recent missile tests have put global attention on North Korea, a country vying to be the world's next nuclear power. The Labour leader's intervention comes after China's president warned the United States and North Korea not to exacerbate tensions after Mr Trump said Kim would "truly regret" military action.

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in getting China and Russian Federation to join in a unanimous U.N. vote recently to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea, amid the country's pursuit of a nuclear weapon.

Yemen central bank complains to Saudi-led coalition about cash deliveries

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, seen by the U.S. as the network's most risky branch, has exploited years of conflict between the government and the rebels to expand its presence in Yemen, particularly in southern provinces. "The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces on Friday mourned the death of the four martyrs, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah, Yemen, as their helicopter crash-landed after sustaining a technical failure", WAM reported .

Trump to launch investigation into China's trade practice

President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacists

He'll discuss what it's like to uproot your life to go work for the president only to be dismissed 10 days later because you couldn't resist making a joke during an on-the-record interview about Steve Bannon fellating himself. President Trump reportedly suspects that his chief strategist Stephen Bannon is behind some White House leaks about fellow staffers, according to a new report by Axios.

UK Will Not be Part of EU Treaties for Brexit Transition Period

In a joint "Sunday Telegraph" article, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond and global trade minister Liam Fox the two key ministers believed to be on opposing ends of Britain's future outside the EU - also said that the UK will not remain in the customs union during the transitional period.

Watch NASCAR from MI online

Michgian's wide track fits Kyle Larson's style perfectly as he is known to use every inch of a racetrack in search of the fastest groove. We are not in bad shape, but with so many drivers with victories, that puts us pretty much in a box where we have to win.

JD(U) removes Sharad Yadav as Rajya Sabha leader

Now, that Sharad has been removed the party's leader post in Rajya Sabha , he will have to sit in the back benches. In a tweet today, Mr Shah said, he met Mr Kumar yesterday and invited JD (U) to join the NDA. On Thursday , Sharad Yadav had said that he was still with RJD, Congress-led Mahagathbandhan. "We are the real one as we are still with the principles of the JD-U, but they have changed and become BJD-U", he added, in a jibe at the Nitish Kumar faction which has sided with the BJP to ...

North Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 mins warns Homeland Security

Even a limited strike against a North Korean missile on its launching pad or the shooting down of a missile in midair would pose risks that the North's leader, Kim Jong-un, might retaliate, setting off a spiral of escalation that could plunge the Korean Peninsula into war.

Chaos in Charlottesville Car Plows Into Crowd Warning

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted that he was "heartbroken that a life has been lost here" and urged "all people of good will [to] go home". Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has ordered members of the National Guard to be on standby at the event today, and declared a state of emergency after things turned violent.

At least 30 killed in floods and landslides in Nepal

The Meteorological Forecasting Division has forecast moderate to heavy rains to continue across the country for the next few days. The Red Cross estimated 100,000 people were affected by the disaster, with one official describing how the storm had cut off communication and electricity, adding to the challenges in rescuing people and distributing aid supplies such as food and water to displaced people.

Virginia governor to white nationalists: 'Go home ... Shame on you'

And he did not condemn the white nationalist and white supremacist groups that had arrived to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Robert E. "I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today". President Donald Trump blamed "many sides" for violence in Charlottesville , Virginia , in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration, drawing swift reactions.

Tropical depression forms off the East Coast

A tropical depression formed Saturday night (Aug. 12) off the East Coast in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center . 99L is now moving northwest and might gather strength as upper-level winds become more favorable for its development over the weekend.

Trump Probably Made Up That 'Fire And Fury' Quote On His Own

The Weekly Standard reported Wednesday that the White House, including the president's national security team, did not help Trump prepare his remarks on North Korea, which were delivered ahead of a meeting on the opioid crisis in the US and prompted by new reports that North Korea has escalated its nuclear program.

Rajya Sabha logged 80% productivity, Lok Sabha 78% this session

Productivity is the ratio between the scheduled number of hours and the number of hours the house actually worked. The government's legislative agenda sailed smoothly through Lok Sabha . The issues discussed at length for over 17 hours in the Short Duration Discussions included the increase in incidents of lynching and atrocities on Muslims and Dalits across the country; farmers' distress leading to rise in suicides and India's foreign policy and engagement with strategic partners.

Brutal Shikhar Dhawan smashes sixth Test hundred

Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in their bid for a series sweep. Jadeja had fielded the ball off his own bowling and then thrown it at batsman Malinda Pushpakumara during Sri Lanka's second innings in the second Test "in a risky manner" according to on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Bruce Oxenford.

Iran hikes missile funds to hit out at United States sanctions

State-run IRNA news agency reported that 247 lawmakers attended the vote session, with 240 approving the spending plan and one lawmaker abstaining. The Quds Force leads Iran's military role in Syria and Iraq. The bill tasks Foreign, Intelligence, and Defense Ministries, Iran's Army, and its Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and its Quds Force to produce a comprehensive strategy aimed at countering United States threats.

Fake social media post claims North Korea attack imminent

North Korea has threatened to launch a strike on the US territory with "medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles", according to KCNA . Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will do everything he can to protect the Japanese people as tensions escalate over North Korean plans to send missiles flying over Japan toward Guam.

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