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Rare white koala born in Australia zoo

A rare white koala has been born at Australia Zoo in Queensland - and the search is on for a ideal name. Handlers at the Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast say the pale animal born in January owes its white fur to a recessive gene inherited from mother Tia.

Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) Declines 0.38% for Aug 24

Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund by 3.0% in the second quarter. A reading under 20 would indicate no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal.

Macau's weather chief resigns over response to Typhoon Hato

At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau, wiping out power and water in large pockets of the world's biggest gambling hub.

Girl burned with boiling water at sleepover: 'I can't be angry'

Police believe the attack was supposed to be a prank that went horribly wrong at a sleepover in the middle of the night. In this week's interview, Merritt recalled, "All I felt was hot water dripping down on my face, and they put me in a cold shower and threw ice on me.

Vehicle 'doing U-turn' hits group of cyclists in Brisbane

Matthew Hannaberry, senior ambulance supervisor, described the scene of the crash as "chaotic" due to the number of people involved. One is being treated for critical head injuries, reports ABC News. Queensland Ambulance confirmed the patients have been taken to the Princess Alexandra hospital and the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Police have closed Dornoch Terrace between Daventry and Doris streets.

Lockheed lands $900 million to develop new nuclear missile

If you've ever wondered why the United States still maintains fleets of heavy bombers in an age of super sophisticated anti-aircraft defenses, part of the answer is the AGM-86. John Hyten's war plans". House Armed Services Committee ranking Democrat Adam SmithAdam SmithSavings through success in foreign assistance Dems to Mattis: Don't comply with Trump's "unconstitutional" transgender ban Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban sets off storm MORE (Wash.) said in March that expensive ...

Pence's Army detail booted after bringing women to hotel

A trio of United States defense officials confirmed the members of the detail have been removed from their White House duties. The senior service members were prepping for Pence's visit to Panama when they broke the rules by bringing unauthorized people into a secure area, officials claim.

Harvey strengthens into tropical depression again

Harvey could produce massive rain accumulations - 10 to 15 inches and up to 20 inches in some areas over the middle and upper Texas coast and southwest Louisiana through next Tuesday. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Port Mansfield to High Island, Texas. The National Hurricane Center now expects Tropical Depression Harvey to strengthen into a hurricane before slamming into Texas on Friday , prompting Governor Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster for 30 counties in southeast ...

Saleh stages massive rally in war-torn Yemen

The dispute threatens a new, risky aspect of an already vicious war in Yemen that has pitted Houthis alongside supporters of Saleh against loyalists of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, the president who is backed by a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE.

Woman Paralyzed At O'Hare Speaks After Lawsuit

Following the news, Darden filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago , which she has been pursuing until recently when the case came to a close. Darden's lawyers asked for $95 million. "At that point, I knew I was paralyzed", she told the jury during the trial. Much of their case hinged on the life Darden lost. The shelter that toppled was missing bolts and others like it were found to have corroded parts and missing brackets, he said, noting that the city had removed the shelters since ...

North Carolina couple wanted for Nelson County shooting arrested

Both Dawson and Castorina face charges of malicious wounding, grand larceny of a vehicle and use of a gun. Harold Dean Simpson, 84, was last seen by his family on August 18. Police are still searching for Harold Simpson. The sheriff's office says a white 2002 Dodge Dakota with a medium-blue tailgate and custom, faded-red, squared-off bumper is missing from that residence.

Thai court to rule on Yingluck's rice subsidy case

Yingluck is on trial over her administration's rice subsidy scheme which paid farmers almost twice the market rate for their crop. The court postponed the verdict until September 27, saying the prosecution didn't believe that Yingluck is ill.

Melania thanks Chelsea for defending son

So what will life look like for Kushner and Ivanka Trump with Bannon and Breitbart going after the "globalists"? "Haha. lovely stuff", replied the fake Bannon account. The Breitbart editor later told CNN: "The obsession with Breitbart news is simply a result of our effectiveness". The prankster shared the emails with CNN.

Q Poll: GOP too far right, Democrats too far left

A recent Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows that Ryan's message is resonating somewhat with the GOP base, although maybe not as much as the speaker hopes. Similarly, 41 percent of voters said they believe Democrats have moved too far left toward progressive policies, while 46 percent said they think the party has not moved too far.

Facebook's App Can Be Found on 46% of Smartphones

Those in the 18-to-24 age bracket spend an average of 3.2 hours per day with apps - that's almost 50 days per year - compared to 2.3 hours for the average user. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) own six of the 10. YouTube and Facebook were ranked first and second, respectively. Facebook retains its No. 1 position as most used app, which is followed by Google, Comscore states.

U.S. asks India, Pakistan to engage in talks to reduce tensions

Since 2001 India has been the fifth largest aid provider to Afghanistan. India has provided developmental assistance and provided economic assistance, she said. "Terrorists routinely launched attacks on Pakistani border posts from Afghan soil in groups of 150 in the past". "The officials said they aim for a "mature constructive relationship" with Pakistan", the USIP report said.

Steer clear of screens and masturbation, Chinese military recruits told

The PLA run state daily has said at least 56 per cent of the youth applying in the army have found to be unfit. "This is related to sitting too long on computer games, excessive masturbation and too little physical activity", according to the report .

Instant talaq verdict anti-Sharia: Jamiat

Jamiat said that the verdict is against Islamic Sharia . All courts that are hearing cases relating to triple talaq will have to deliver a verdict in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court. "The effect of the verdict on these issues can't be overruled", he said. Moreover, the influential body of Muslim clerics has stated clearly that it is viewing the verdict to be an interfering one with the fundamental rights of the Islamic religion.

Trump "Respects" that Kim Jong-un may be "Starting to Respect" US

Kim also learned about the manufacture of ballistic missiles during his visit to the institute, according to the KCNA report. Kim said he wanted a further expansion of the "engine production process and the production capacity of rocket warhead tips and engine jets by carbon/carbon compound material".

Amnesty slams coalition's reliance on ordnance in Raqqa

More than 270,000 people have fled Raqqa since the coalition offensive began. As the Islamic State's most important stronghold, Raqqa became a symbol of the militant group's ambitions to hold and govern vast swaths of territory. "But I would ask someone to show me hard information", coalition commander Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend said. The group urged an end to the use of explosive weapons like artillery in populated civilian areas, and called for the creation of an independent ...

Several injured in attack on Australian National University campus in Canberra

He has since been taken into custody, with police assuring there is "no ongoing threat to public safety". Several students at the Australian National University in Canberra have been injured and a man arrested after what appears to be a random attack.

China condemns new United States sanctions over North Korea

Coupled with the United Nations Security Council resolution passed earlier this month, Tuesday's sanctions are meant to further isolate the entities outside of North Korea that are facilitating Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions . The list includes six Chinese companies, a Russian company, and four Russian individuals, as well as a construction company based in Africa and two Singapore-based companies that allegedly sell oil to North Korea .

Flood situation in Bihar,UP, WB & Assam remains grim

Death toll due to floods has mounted to 91 in Uttar Pradesh. A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 146.19 lakh persons in 2,234 panchayats under 183 blocks in 19 districts have been affected by the floods. Modi, who has assured Nitish all possible assistance for flood relief and rescue operation, will undertake aerial survey of flood-torn districts. Almost 57,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps in flood-affected districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh where there was no ...

Defensive lapse cost India a win against St Kitts & Nevis

With four debuts across the two matches Stephen Constantine tried out plenty of combinations and playing styles in the lead-up to a critical AFC Asian Cup qualifying match on September 5 away to Macau . "We have to be at our very best", Constantine mentioned. In the injury-added time , India had quite a few chances to score their second goal and register their 10th win on the trot, but the strikers either missed the target or it was saved by the opposition custodian.

FFs Who Saved Piglets Thanked with Sausages

Six months before they ate the meal, the department had saved the piglets from which it came from a burning farmhouse. Rivers promised the department she'd send along a thank-you gift of some sort and finally did this week. "They did their jobs by saving those animals on the farm and it was at the farmers' decision to give them some meat as a thank you!" Even PETA got involved and a spokesperson called Mimi Bekhechi said, "We'll be sending them packages of vegan sausages so that they can see ...

Rauner Releases Statement After Reports of Latest Staff Shakeup

We have false rumors planted that have to be dealt with or responded with. Gov. Rauner has once again purged his top aides, this time following their response to a controversial political cartoon that some found racist. A cigar-chomping fat cat, representing TIF funds, says, "Sorry, kid, I'm broke". "What I will do is fight every day for justice, fairness [and] equality".

Majority of Voters Think Trump Keeping Promises, Blame Washington Elites for Delays

Voters say that President Donald Trump's inconsistent condemnations of racism have not discouraged white supremacists , according to a survey released this week. Further, the poll finds Trump's approval rating at 41 percent. Asked what racial group they think faces the most discrimination in America, 45 percent of Trump voters say it's white people, followed by 17 percent for Native Americans.

Resignation? Missouri State Senator Who Hoped For Trump Assassination Removed From Committees

It doesn't matter that she immediately took it down nor that she acted out of frustration. Missouri Senate leaders announced Tuesday that Democratic state Sen. Her remarks disqualify her for any elective office. She will be termed out at the end of the 2018 session, but she needs to go now. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating, which they do whenever a threat like that is made against the president.

Daycare worker left Kamden Johnson in van, records state

Monday afternoon around 2 p.m., a group of school children discovers a child's body off Demetropolis Road, and police work to identify him as Kamden Johnson. On Wednesday, Jasmyn Williams Johnson, the mother of Kamden Johnson, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the daycare and its owners . "We lost him.

High number of deadly motorcycle crashes this year

In a video posted online, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said so far in 2017, 30 motorcycle riders have died in collisions. There have been almost as many motorcycle fatalities on roads they patrol this year, than all of last year. While some might expect younger riders to be more daring (and therefore more likely to be involved in a crash), the OPP says 10 of the riders were between 45 and 54 and seven were between 55 and 64.

4 cool things about Oregon's 2017 'Stomp Out Cancer' alternate uniforms

Ethan Frank, 13, designed the jersey and gloves. All proceeds from the sales of the UO gear will benefit a pediatric cancer fund at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital . The theme for the uniforms is "Stomp Out Cancer". Per ESPN.com's Jake Trotter , cancer patients Joe MacDonald, Sophia Malinoski and Ethan Frank from Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon, designed the uniforms.

USA debt rating in doubt, Fitch warns

With two of the biggest judges of sovereign creditworthiness voicing diverging views about the fate of the nation's sterling rating, the onus is on investors to decide. Talks on the debt ceiling have collided with the perennially fraught matter of federal spending, which has to be addressed before the start of a new fiscal year on October 1 - failing which the government may have to shut down.

Breitbart editor to Bannon email impersonator: 'Jared is an actual cuckhold'

At the time, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House was "looking into" the incidents. He not only had Marlow convinced that he was Bannon, but got the editor to say "he and several other top editors would do Bannon's "dirty work" against White House aides".

Mike Duffy taking government to court, seeking close to $8 million

In dismissing all the charges against Mr Duffy in 2016, a judge said the Crown failed to make a case for fraud, breach of trust or bribery and that his expenses fell within Senate criteria. Duffy has hired Ottawa lawyer Lawrence Greenspon to represent him. "If the people of Canada want to put some blame for why this is happening, I think they should direct it to the top", Greenspon said.

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