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Swine flu toll rises to 220

The PIL also states that the post of health officer in AMC has been lying vacant since the last two years. Of the 47 H1N1 samples tested, 16 found positive this day, of which five are undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack while the others were admitted to various hospitals in Bhubaneswar , say the health officials.

Akshay Kumar scores another win with 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'

The film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that is much in headlines since the beginning received another achievement from the UN Environment, making it noticeable once again . Kumar further said, "It makes me really happy to tell you that eight-nine months ago in a research report we read that 54% in India defecate in open, but now this 54% has come down to 34% in just eight months".

Tom Cruise breaks ankle during 'Mission: Impossible 6' shoot

The lesson I learned on Valkyrie, which had its share of difficulties in production, and we always used to say "disaster is an opportunity to excel", he added. Video emerged earlier in the week of Cruise injuring himself performing a stunt , now it has been revealed that he has a broken ankle. Cruise has carved a career as one of Hollywood's top-earning and longest-running action stars, much of it built on his reputation for doing his own stunts , including swinging around a Dubai ...

What's the future for NC's Confederate statues?

New Orleans and St. Louis were some of the most recent cities to remove Confederate monuments. They may tell themselves that the statue should stay to honor Lee's (allegedly) conciliatory behavior after the war. Yes, the Confederate flag and memorials are part of Southern 'heritage, ' but they are also symbols of slavery, segregation, hatred and white nationalism.

USA says still interested in dialogue with NKorea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, meanwhile, a liberal who favors engagement with the North, urged North Korea to stop provocations and to commit to talks over its nuclear weapons program. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised a commitment by Trump that the United States would stand with its allies in the region to counter threats from North Korea.

Umbrella Movement's Joshua Wong sentenced to six months' jail for illegal assembly

On July 21, 2016, a Hong Kong court convicted Chow and Wong of unlawful assembly, and Law of incitement, offenses under the Public Order Ordinance. Joshua Wong , 20, Nathan Law , 24, and Alex Chow, 26, were sentenced to six months, eight months, and seven months, respectively, by a court in Hong Kong today (Aug.

Malala gains place at the University of Oxford

No need for Malala to feel nervous jitters anymore as she now knows that her Oxford University admission has been confirmed. She wrote, "So excited to go to Oxford!" More than one in four A-level entries resulted in at least an A grade this year, the first rise for six year in the proportion of top passes awarded.

EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Sell"

EQM has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of EQT Midstream Partners, by 25.4% in the second quarter. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 22nd will be issued a $0.318 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $1.78 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.05%.

Theresa May under pressure to axe Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit

She added: "It matters to all of us across the world that we stand up and are counted to combat the ideology of the far-right and I think that's a responsibility of all of us". Mr Javid said he had learned as a child that neo-Nazis were "bad" and anti-Nazis "good" and it was "pretty obvious". Ms May is also facing growing calls to officially cancel the planned state visit by Mr Trump, which has already been pushed back because of fears of mass protests.

OR abortion law funds procedures for illegal immigrants

Kate Brown signed legislation Tuesday requiring health insurers to cover birth control and abortion without charging patients a co-pay, The Washington Post reported . The Pro-Choice Coalition of OR estimates that the law will expand cancer screenings, contraception coverage and post-partum care for 900,000 Oregonians.

China cautions Trump over North Korea 'words and deeds'

He said, "You can ask the question" about whether Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should remain in his position if he cannot pass a plan to repeal and replace health care, change the tax code and move an infrastructure proposal. The Chinese paper's comments reflect the 1961 Sino-North Korean Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, which obliges China to intervene if North Korea is subject to unprovoked aggression - but not necessarily if Pyongyang starts a war.

Wisconsin man drives to hospital nail shot into his chest

Nail guns are powerful tools that are responsible for an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . He didn't want to call an ambulance because he figured that would take another hour by the time it got there and the paramedics checked him out. "I'm just going to sit down, '" he said.

Nude suspect sits on Los Angeles harbor crane

Police began chasing a SUV that was reported stolen near the Los Angeles suburb of Mid-City at about 3:50 p.m. and then through Long Beach and into the Wilmington neighborhood, an local ABC news affiliate reported. It's not clear whether he jumped or fell. When he arrived at the West Basin Container Terminal about 60 miles away, he got out of the auto wearing a Lakers jersey with Kobe Bryant's name on it and started scaling the tallest crane in the port.

Oklahoma City school leader to discuss renaming 4 schools

All four schools are named after Confederate officers in the Civil War. Four Oklahoma City elementary school might get new names because they are now named after Confederate leaders. Lora said, "I will say, the actions that have been going on in the nation are what has sparked the conversation here". The final proposal will be presented to the school board after hearing from the communities surrounding the schools.

Opposition calls on United States to move nuclear weapons to South Korea

Tensions have soared in recent months over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions, which have seen it subjected to a seventh round of United Nations Security Council sanctions. In the past Moon, a left-leaning former human rights lawyer, has urged engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, in addition to sanctions-an approach that raised concerns it could create divisions with Washington.

Swiss Hotel's Order Telling 'Jewish Guests' to Shower Before Swimming Sparks Outrage

She also said the refrigerator sign was due to Jewish dietary restrictions. She then went on to claim Jewish visitors were the only guests who didn't shower before entering the pool. But the signs, photographed by the tourists and circulated online, triggered a wave of condemnations in Israel , including by its deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely, and beyond.

Gangland style attack leaves woman dead and man fighting for his life

A neighbour has told 98FM News she tried to save him. The killings are believed to be part of a long-running feud in the area, which has seen a number of shooting and assaults. Scene in Ballymun where 2 people have been shot it's understood one person fled scene. Mr Flanagan vowed to maintain high-visibility policing to combat gun attacks, including extensive armed checkpoints across Dublin .

New US ambassador to Japan releases video message

In addition to air drills with Japanese fighters, the bombers have also exercised with South Korean aircraft. "The government, putting everything on the line, will block war by all means", Moon said. "This is not conducted with a particular country or region in mind", he said. The call came as Pyongyang has threatened to shoot ballistic missiles into the nearby waters of Guam, a US territory in the Pacific, sparking geopolitical tensions.

Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

King Salman has ordered the transport of all Qatari pilgrims from King Fahad International Airport in Dammam as well as Al Ahsa International Airport be done free of charge and part of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Program for Haj and Umrah.

Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

King Salman has ordered the transport of all Qatari pilgrims from King Fahad International Airport in Dammam as well as Al Ahsa International Airport be done free of charge and part of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Program for Haj and Umrah.

Saudi king orders Qatar border reopened to Hajj pilgrims: State media

King Salman, while ordering the opening of the Salwa border crossing, also said that all Qatari citizens will be allowed to cross the border without the required electronic passes used for pilgrims. Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland has officially announced on Wednesday its position on the deepening Qatar-Gulf crisis, Garowe Online reports .

Saudi King Orders Qatar Border Be Re-Opened To Pilgrims

The video's release comes after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain implemented commercial and economic blockades on Qatar in June , accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar denies the accusations. Under the same royal directive, Qatari citizens will also be transported to Mecca from King Fahad airport and Ihsaa airport in the east of the country.

China 'massing up' warships, coast guard vessel, militia near Pag-asa Island

To this, Alejano said: "The Duterte administration has the duty to be transparent in its dealings with China and on issues in the West Philippine Sea". "For example, let me ask Congressman Alejano, why are we not concerned about the U.S. doing freedom of navigation, and they have large vessels. Why?" "Because they (Americans) are (our) allies", he told a press conference at the House of Representatives before attending a closed-door hearing of the House special committee on the West ...

Abbas: Gaza to Face Further Cuts if Hamas Refuses PA "Reconciliation" Terms

Among those receiving the Hamas funds was the mother of Tarek Abu-Arafa, who was involved in the 1994 kidnapping and murder of IDF soldier Nachson Wachsman. In late June following talks with Egyptian intelligence officials, however, Hamas tightened security along the Gaza-Egypt border, starting work on building a buffer zone there.

Australian One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson Sits in Parliament With Full Burqa

Senate President Stephen Parry admitted there was not a lot he could do about the stunt. Penny Wong backed Brandis' statement, and it got a standing ovation from the Senate . "Can I appear tomorrow in fancy dress, unchallenged", he asked. "Things are getting seriously weirder by the day", he tweeted. What do you think of her stunt? .

Virginia football players participate in candlelight vigil in Charlottesville

The parents of Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old woman who was killed when a driver allegedly rammed his auto into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally on Saturday, fought back tears as they spoke at her memorial service on Wednesday.

Powerball jackpot hits $430 million

The winning numbers are: 9, 15, 43, 60, 64 Powerball 4 It's the ninth largest jackpot in the game's history, and the victor could walk away with an estimated $430 million. and 7:29 p.m. Since there was still no victor after Wednesday's numbers were drawn, the payout will continue to climb until the next drawing on Saturday.

Central Intelligence Agency chief: 'Nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff

Though the reentry vehicle, or the tip of the warhead that carries the nuclear device and plunges back down to earth at many times the speed of sound, disintegrated upon nearing the earth's surface , the Central Intelligence Agency says that's only because it used a lofted trajectory, according to The Diplomat.

Chance of storms today, Thursday

Storms could continue on Thursday, with sunshine returning for a good share of the weekend. Thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall are expected Thursday, and isolated severe storms are possible Thursday afternoon and evening, the outlook said.

Sonia Gandhi urges people to fight forces who divide society, spread hatred

Congress president Sonia Gandhi had recommended Priyanka's name and discussed it with senior party leaders including Manmohan Singh. The Congress on Monday denied that party president Sonia Gandhi was choosing her daughter Priyanka Gandhi as working president ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Lawmakers slam Trump's latest defense of Charlottesville response

Lee ". President Donald Trump fired back against criticism of his late response to violence in Charlottesville , Virginia. "We must be clear", Ryan said after Trump's remarks . Instead, Trump is defending these groups by putting them on par with social justice groups that have historically stood against hate groups like the ones that organized the demonstration in Charlottesville .

Thousands marched in solidarity with Charlottesville this weekend-take a look

The FBI said in a statement late Saturday that it is collecting facts and evidence in an ongoing investigation. After police ordered everyone out of a small park where the rally was being held, protesters took to the streets. White nationalists and their opponents promoted the event for weeks. The verbal confrontation soon turned ugly. "I was just talking to the State Police upstairs; [the militia members] had better equipment than our State Police had", McAuliffe said.

Natalee Holloway's dad reveals he found human remains in Aruba

The informant, Gabriel, told Dave his former roommate's best friend, Joran van der Sloot , buried her body with his father's help. Authorities are now performing DNA tests on the remains. On their last night, Natalee and her friends met Joran van der Sloot, who lived with his family in the nearby Montana neighborhood and attended the Aruba International School.

Ryan Truex brings hot streak to night race at Bristol on Wednesday

Practice at 9 and 11 a.m. will be televised on FS1. Tune in to 3TV Saturday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. With its steep bankings and stadium-like seating, the 0.53-mile oval in Bristol , Tenn., offers some of the most eye-popping racing in the sport.

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan fighting ISIS

But USFOR-A said in a statement that the incident occurred while US and Afghan forces were conducting an operation "aimed at further reducing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan", or ISIS-K, presence in Afghanistan. ISIS-K has conducted several deadly attacks throughout the country this year. It is the 11th death of a USA service member in the country in 2017. Commander Gen.

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