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Rape case against two Ireland rugby internationals begins

Neither the 25-times capped Jackson nor Olding, 24 and capped four times, appeared in court, their lawyers transmitting their pleas. Two other men have also been charged in connection with the same case. The IRFU and Ulster Rugby have said the pair will not play again until the court process is over. Blane McIlroy (25) from Royal Lodge Road, Ballydollaghan, Belfast, and Rory Harrison (25) from Manse Road, Belfast, also opted not to attend the hearing.

Off-Duty Modesto Police Sergeant Killed By DUI Suspect

The Modesto Police Department has not named the officer, but CHP says he had been with the department since 2012. Gibbs faces a homicide charge and two charges related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing great bodily injury.

South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns

Hume, who owns 1500 rhinos on his sprawling farm southeast of Johannesburg, has built up a stockpile of rhino horn as he regularly cuts them off his herd to protect against poachers. But private rhino breeders say the ban has failed to curb poaching. Estimates put the number of rhinos in South Africa at almost 20,000 rhinos, or about 80 percent of Africa's population.

Clapper rips Trump's speech: 'Downright scary and disturbing'

Listen - and I have been one to say, Maria, that, you know, it was a pipe dream, that Donald Trump is not going anywhere, people are saying impeachment, he's going to go to there for four years, but he has given oxygen to racists. strategy in Afghanistan. With the "Russia Narrative" running out of steam, and with charges of racism not really leaving any marks, the media turned to the third leg of their "Resist Trump" stool: his alleged mental incapacity.

Trump signals he may pardon Arpaio

And while the White House has not yet made any formal announcement about Arpaio, civil rights groups already have sounded alarm. Trump had said eight days ago that he was considering a pardon of Arpaio's misdemeanor contempt of court conviction for intentionally defying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

USA envoy briefs Gen Bajwa on new policy

The military statement quoted Bajwa as saying Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan. The above mentioned meeting followed the Speech of the US President Doland Trump made on Tuesday in which he laid down the US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia; and he once again accused Pakistan of harboring terrorist organizations, and urged Islamabad to demonstrate its commitment for peace.

Manchester airport pipe bomb plotter sentenced to 18 years

Built inside a sealed marker pen barrel, the bomb had been created to be activated manually. But prosecutors said Muhammad meant to detonate the device during the Ryanair flight. When the object was inspected by an expert it was found to be a "crude but potentially viable improvised explosive device". Muhammad was questioned but not arrested, and the material was seized.

Wanda scraps £470 million London land purchase

The revamped London property deal came on the heels of the government's clearest-yet directive laying out rules to invest in overseas deals. Last week, the Chinese government formally laid down new rules on overseas investments, making explicit its campaign against what it calls "irrational" acquisitions of assets in industries ranging from real estate to hotels and entertainment.

Suspect admits killings in Finnish stabbing spree

Within minutes Finnish police had shot Abderrahman Mechkah in the leg and arrested him. Two more men were arrested Wednesday in Finland's first suspected Islamist militant attack, as police also said they have doubts about the identity of the main suspect.

Magnitude 5.1 quake rattles Albuera, Leyte

Supt. Elma delos Santos, Ormoc City police deputy director for operations, identified the fatalities as Maria Colasito, 51, of Barangay Naungan, and Rosita Baloro, 70, from Barangay San Jose. Posadas said based on initial reports they got, some buildings, including hotels, yielded cracks. Last Wednesday's quake was recorded at around 6:26 a.m.

For Christians, life always has meaning - even when it's hard, Pope says

Let us not confine ourselves to nostalgia, excuses, complaints: "we know that God wants us to be heirs of a promise and tireless sowers of dreams". The Pope's comments came amid controversy in Italy over a hotly contested bill granting citizenship to the children of immigrants which led to the resignation in July of Regional Affairs Minister Enrico Costa.

God never abandons us, says Pope

He urged those present to reflect on the passage "not in an abstract way", but in light of all the sad news published in recent days such as the terrorist attack in Barcelona and natural disasters - news "which we all risk becoming addicted to".

AIADMK MLAs take shelter at Puducherry Windflower Resort

Vidyasagar Rao yesterday demanding for the removal of CM Palaniswami stating that they had lost confidence. As the legislators proceeded to a resort in Puducherry, reports emerged that Dhinakaran has sacked several district functionaries considered close to Palaniswamy from their party positions and instead appointed his own supporters.

Co-founder of firm tied to Trump dossier interviews with Senate panel

The dossier, compiled by former British MI6 agent Christopher Steele, has been thoroughly debunked, but continues to be the primary impetus for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the president. Simpson runs Fusion GPS. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley originally subpoenaed Simpson last month after Simpson refused to testify before the committee, but the Iowa Republican dropped the subpoena after Simpson agreed to speak privately with committee staff.

Air New Zealand to reward staff despite earnings fall

Qantas-owned Jetstar also commenced regional flights in New Zealand with Q300 turboprops. Air New Zealand saw its operating profit fall 34.9% to NZ$524 million ($379 million) for its 2017 fiscal year ended 30 June, on the back of increased competition.

Eid al-Adha in Kerala on Sept 1

Eid Al Adha is one of the two major festivals in Islam, celebrated on the 10th of Zul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This followed the announcement from authorities in Saudi Arabia that the first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on Friday September 1 .

Imran calls for united response over Trump's criticism

President Trump on Tuesday cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more USA troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America´s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to "agents of chaos".

Severe threat for Tuesday

Mind you this is ahead of the afternoon storms. The work week is still looking pretty mild, but we have introduced a slight chance for storms on Monday and a better chance on Tuesday. The threat for severe weather will shift eastward Tuesday night as locations from West Virginia through central Pennsylvania, upstate NY and southern Quebec will be at risk.

Sri Lanka sacks justice minister over Chinese port deal

Government spokesman Gayantha Karunathilaka said the Justice minister had violated collective cabinet responsibility and their United Nation Party (UNP) recommended his sacking to the President on Tuesday. Under the 99-year lease agreement, China's state-run conglomerate China Merchant Port Holdings is to invest up to Dollars 1.1 billion in the port and marine-related activities.

May accused of Brexit U-turn on European Union court role

The EFTA court resolves disputes under the European Economic Area agreement, which covers Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. Ministers will argue this is a separate matter from staying under the jurisdiction of the European court of justice (ECJ ) in Luxembourg, which adjudicates over disputes involving European Union law.

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts

Yahoo Inc now has $57.62 billion valuation. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $2.09 per share. About 222,688 shares traded. It is down 4.05% since August 21, 2016 and is uptrending. Starboard Value Limited Partnership owns 12.30M shares. Legal General Grp Inc Public Ltd owns 394,309 shares. Since February 27, 2017, it had 4 buys, and 3 sales for $5.36 million activity.

Barcelona attack: Imam's home raided as police hunt terror mastermind

After already stating that the terrorist who apparently plowed a van into pedestrians in Barcelona was eliminated during an exchange of fire with police officers in Cambrils, Spanish police announced Sunday that the suspect may have crossed the border into France.

Hillary Clinton calls Trump a 'creep' in her new book

Or do you turn, look him in the eye, and say loudly and clearly 'Back up you creep. She says the second option, which she ultimately rejected, would have made for great TV - but instead she chose to stay silent and focus on her own job. "If the Russians could hack my subconscious, they'd find a long list", Clinton said in one part of the book. "That's not for me to write". I want to pull back the curtain on an experience.

Man Jumps On Tow Truck Repossessing Car

The vehicle repossession business is a notoriously risky one, and there's no better evidence than this shocking video out of Compton, California showing a man armed with a crowbar riding on the back of a tow truck and attempting to free his Nissan Altima as the panicked driver dragged the auto through city streets.

James Clapper Calls Trump Speech 'Downright Scary, Disturbing'

The speech blew minds throughout the at-home audience, including Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper , who appeared with CNN's Don Lemon after the host called the rally "a total eclipse of the facts". "How much longer does the country have to, to borrow a phrase, endure this nightmare?" he lamented. "It's interesting to contrast last night's teleprompter Trump performance versus tonight, which is of course, the "real" Trump, just as it was at the unglued impromptu ...

Rescued piglets served up as sausages

I promised them at the time I'd bring down some sausages for them, which they were all pleased about. "I gave those animals the best quality of life I could ever give until the time they go to slaughter and they go into the food chain", she said.

Rajasthan recommends CBI probe into Bikaner land deals

Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand alleged on Tuesday that Vadra's company was a third party in the "illegal" purchase of 275 bigha land in 2010, before going on to sell that land to a fourth party in 2012. It's a tactic of BJP to malign Vadra and Congress party ahead of the elections in the state. "We have conducted our investigations and even arrested several persons but have come to the conclusion that the case needs to be further investigated by the CBI", said Kataria.

RJD tried to split JD(U): Nitish Kumar

Agitated RJD members started raising anti government slogans for its failure to take any concrete action despite being aware of it.They demanded immediate resignations of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi saying fair inquiry was not possible, so long both continued in office.

Jeff Flake says he's not anxious about Trump attacks

Pointing to Flake's constant stream of criticism against Trump and his populist agenda, Ward said Flake's anti-Trump comments "sound an terrible lot like what the Left says, don't they?" "Great to see that Dr. "We don't see how you can grow the Republican majority next year if we give up seats like Arizona and Nevada to second-rate candidates like Kelli Ward", said Steven Law, a former aide to Mitch McConnell who runs a super PAC supporting Republicans.

Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US

Mattis reaffirmed the ironclad US commitment to defend South Korea and emphasized the military's role in providing extended deterrence, she added, and expressed his commitment to the ongoing diplomatic effort to achieve the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

No terror safe havens in Pakistan, says envoy to US

It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists. Pakistan and the United States have been close allies in the fight against terrorism, which is a common threat for all nations of the world. Spokesperson Michael Anton was responding to questions on Pakistan's apprehensions and allegations of India's encirclement of them through Afghanistan.

'Game of Thrones': Is Benjen Stark still alive?

In the first season, Ned Stark is beheaded in the ultimate "anyone can be killed" moment; the third season features the legendary Red Wedding; and, in the fifth season, Shireen Baratheon was burned at the stake in one of the show's most heart-wrenching scenes.

Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) Lowered to Positive at OTR Global

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Equity analyst Guggenheim released its first research report on the stock setting a rating of "Neutral". Ulta Beauty Incorporated (NASDAQ:ULTA) had an increase of 14.05% in short interest. The shares were sold at an average price of $309.05, for a total value of $6,181,000.00.

Georgia's President Giorgi Margvelashvili thanks Armenian firefighter-rescuers

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili thanked the firefighter-rescuers of Armenia, Turkey , Azerbaijan and Belarus for providing assistance to firefighting operations in the Borjomi forest (Samtskhe-Javakheti region), Sputnik News reports.

PH sweeps golds in SEA Games triathlon

Huelgas clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 30 seconds in the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40K bike and 10K run race en route to claiming his second straight Sea Games gold medal. Tagle won a silver in the women's individual event on Sunday while Paul Marton Dela Cruz and men's individual compound also earned bronzes. Samantha Catantan bagged a silver medal while Maxine Esteban ran away with a bronze in women's individual foil of fencing.

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