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Utkal Express derailment: Rail administration sacks 13 employees

Junior Engineer Pradeep Kumar, 11 track men and a hammer man were terminated based on prima facie evidence on the derailment. "The railways has terminated the services of 13 employees under Section 14 of the discipline and appeal rule", said Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma.

After tense talks, United Nations renews peacekeepers in Lebanon

The resolution will see UNIFIL continue in its current mandate but with a greater focus on scrutinizing Hezbollah's activities. Originally established in 1978, UNIFIL was greatly reinforced after the 2006 fighting to oversee the cessation of hostilities between Israel and the Lebanese group Hizbollah.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) Shares Sold by Hyman Charles D

Also, CFO Dennis J. Hickey unloaded 73,872 stocks of Colgate-Palmolive shares in a trade on Early Thur, Aug 3rd. Jefferies maintained Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) rating on Wednesday, April 19. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. BNP Paribas upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Monday, January 18 report.

Judge removes Christian child placed in foster care with Muslim family

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the local authority responsible for the girl's welfare, raised concerns about the media's reporting of the case. He said there had been "inaccuracies" in media reports and the girl had been temporarily placed with an "English-speaking family of mixed race".

Los Angeles ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

Councilmembers voted 14-1 to make the second Monday in October a day to commemorate indigenous, aboriginal and native people. The proposal had already been approved by a council committee. Supporters of the decision to rename the holiday claimed that Christopher Columbus did not deserve to be celebrated due to his ties to slavery and violence, KABC-TV reported .

Gold rises as risks of geopolitical escalations persist

Reuters news agency described the test as one of the most provocative ever from the reclusive state, and CNN reported that South Korea responded by conducting a bombing drill to test its "capability to destroy the North Korean leadership". "The question becomes how heavily positioned in Treasuries do you want to be when yields are at year-to-date lows", said Goldberg. Last week's meeting of central bankers - including Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve - did not touch on monetary ...

Missouri's minimum wage law takes effect; protest planned

The businesses or vendors included are those that have been hired for a job or event through the city or those now performing contract work with Kansas City. But workers at some fast-food restaurants were told to expect pay reductions once the new law took effect. Missouri follows Arkansas, Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho and Alabama in passing laws in the last two years that prohibit minimum wages above the state floor.

Two CHP officers, one sheriff's deputy reportedly shot in Sacramento County

When officers went into the motel to search the room, a suspect opened fire through the door and walls, striking two CHP officers. According to the Sacramento Police Department, none of their officers have been hurt. Three law enforcement officers were shot in Sacramento on Wednesday, according to a law enforcement source who asked not to be identified. Ramps to the Capital City Freeway from Fulton Avenue were closed by the state's Department of Transportation.

United States has 11000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White declined to provide United States troop numbers for Iraq and Syria. The new count includes covert as well as temporary units, defense officials said. LIkewise in Syria, there is likely close to 1,000 US troops, and not the 503 officially acknowledged. The Pentagon revealed Wednesday, at the direction of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, there are approximately 11,000 US service members in Afghanistan.

Iraqi Forces Retaking Territories North of Tal Afar

Military intelligence indicated that many militants fled Tal Afar to mount a staunch defense in al-'Ayadiya. On Sunday, Iraqi forces drove Daesh terrorists from Tal Afar, clearing one of the Takfiri group's few remaining strongholds in the country.

Public holiday to commemorate golden Sea Games outing

The Philippines won a total of 24 golds, only good for sixth place behind Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and overall champion Malaysia which collected 145 golds. Singapore participated in 35, skipping weightlifting, volleyball and sepak takraw. Thailand and Malaysia came in second and third with nine and eight gold medals, respectively.

Nashville Mayor embarrassed over "Nashville Statement"

The letter's stated aim is "to shine a light into the darkness - to declare the goodness of God's design in our sexuality and in creating us as male and female". On the point of the joint statement, Council co-founder John Piper says, "It will prove to be, I believe, enormously helpful for thousands of pastors and leaders hoping to give wise, biblical and gracious guidance to their people".

Ottis Gibson appointed South Africa coach

England bowling coach Ottis Gibson will leave his role at the end of the ongoing Test series with West Indies to become South Africa's head coach. Gibson had previously coached the West Indies team between 2010 and 2014 before returning for a second spell as bowling coach for England.

School bus driver charged with impaired driving-related offences in Markham

Tuesday, and kept bumping into it. Beamer was behind the wheel when a bus carrying two teachers, a parent chaperone and 26 students from C.W. Henry School overturned in Havre de Grace, Maryland while on the way to a field trip in Washington, D.C.

Novelist David Adams Richards appointed to the Senate

His 2010 national bestseller God Is is about his search for God and his sometimes rocky relationship with organized religion. According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister's Office, Richards was "chosen using the open merit-based process the Government of Canada put in place in early 2016".

Chance the Rapper Will Be Grilling for Charity at Nando's in Chicago

He's working in the kitchen at the new Nando's restaurant, located at at 117 E. Lake St, that's opening in the Loop on Tuesday, September 5. He will man the grills, deliver Nando's PERi-PERi grilled chicken to fans and speak about the importance of supporting Chicago public schools and nurturing local talent.

Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel

Germany's center-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz sharpened his attack on Angela Merkel on Sunday, calling the incumbent aloof and out of touch with voters. The 76-year-old, who quit Merkel's Christian Democratic Union for the AfD, later expressed regret for his choice of language. Conservative MEP and leading Brexit campaigner Daniel Hannan said: "This is the kind of proposal that would have alarmed me two years ago.I can simply wish our allies the best of luck".

Azerbaijan again sends helicopter to help Georgia tackle forest fires

The helicopter was sent under the instructions of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev upon the request of the Georgian government. The Ministry added that Russian Federation is not among these countries. "We are now ready to help the Georgian side and get involved in fire liquidation works", the ambassador stated. Mghebrishvili said that a 4-km-long road was paved through the forest last night for equipment to damp down pockets of fire.

White Georgia Lawmaker Threatens Black Former Colleague Over Confederate Statue

Republican Rep. Jason Spencer cautioned former Rep. LaDawn Jones, a Democrat, that "people in South Georgia are people of action, not drama", according to the Journal-Constitution. "Just trying to keep her safe if she chose to come down and raise hell about the memorial in the back yards of folks who will see this as an unwelcome aggression from the left".

Kiev Abducting, Deporting Russian Journalist 'Deliberate Provocation' - Moscow

She is the second Russian reporter to face expulsion from Ukraine this month after Tamara Nersesyan, who works for Rossiya 24 state news channel, was told to leave the country on August 15 due to "activities going against Ukrainian interests".

Feinstein Reflects on President Trump's Response to Harvey

The paper described the event as a "political lovefest" - pointing out that Feinstein is wildly popular in San Francisco, where she served as mayor for a decade. "I don't think that's going to happen", she said. Hurricane victim cusses out CNN reporter who puts mic in her face, 'with me shivering, with my kids wet!' "I've been strongly critical of President Trump when I disagree on policy and with his behavior", she said, noting she was "appalled" by Trump's response to the ...

TN Governor refuses to accept Opposition demand to convene Assembly

Palaniswami. Flanked by state Left party leaders, Thirumavalavan claimed that the governor had told them that the 19 MLAs who had sought the ouster of Palaniswami during their August 22 meeting belonged to the AIADMK and it can not be construed that as his regime was losing majority.

'No more uprooting of settlements in the Land of Israel,' Netanyahu vows

Netanyahu's hard-line religious and nationalist base opposes such a move. President Donald Trump had previously refused to endorse a two state solution , breaking with previous Democrat and Republican presidents. However, in recent weeks, Netanyahu has been pandering to his base, with hard-line statements and attacks on the media as a corruption investigation against him gains steam.

Vijal Mallya imposes team orders after latest Force India clash

Perez seems to move right in response to Ocon's attempted pass, which would qualify as a "block". Damage was unavoidable after the more serious second incident, as the front wing flew off Ocon's vehicle and a tire came off Perez's auto, bouncing along the track.

Israel decides not to revoke Jazeera journalist's credentials yet

Israel's communications minister, Ayoob Kara, has accused the station of inciting violence and is trying to shut it down. The GPO's decision to revoke Karram's credentials had been slammed by many groups, including the Union of Journalists in Israel, which called it "intolerable", and Amnesty International, which said Israel's move was a "brazen attack on media freedom".

After Jackie Shroff & Chunky Pandey, Now Mandira Bedi in Prabhas's Saaho

The movie released as two instalments: Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion. The film directed by Sujith, and produced by Vamsi and Pramod, under their banner UV Creations has been grabbing the attention of movie buffs for all the right reasons.

North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea has launched projectiles toward the Sea of Japan while U.S. South Korea's defence ministry said "unidentified projectiles", fired at 6:49 am (2149 GMT Friday), flew some 250 kilometres (155 miles) towards the Sea of Japan. Experts believe the missiles fired were Scud-type ballistic missiles with a range of 300km or newly developed longer-range ones. The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with the North because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, ...

Pennsylvania National Guard headed to Texas

The equipment allows civilian first responders to communicate with military assets on the ground. The airmen will fly to Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio before standing by for instructions on how they can assist in the Houston area. Due to their unique capabilities, they have been called upon to assist with the rescue of thousands of civilians worldwide during catastrophic natural disasters and other humanitarian response.

Moody's predicts this year's G20 economic growth at just over 3%

Moody's downgraded its US growth forecast from 2.4 percent to 2.2 percent for 2017 and from 2.5 percent to 2.3 percent for 2018. France was another country where Moody's expects a stronger growth than its earlier prediction, which was revised to 1.6 percent from 1.3 percent.

Megan Dix murder a 'totally random' act, Brockport police say

Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti said Colino admitted to the killing, which O'Flynn described it as a "random, heinous act", according to the Democrat & Chronicle. No motive for the murder was given. Dix, 33, of Lyndonville, was found dead in the driver's seat of her pickup truck Friday evening along South Avenue in a parking lot in Brockport.

Prince Harry heads to Livingstone

It's because the couple appears to be spending more time together which is a big change from their usual relationship routine. Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle have returned to the United Kingdom from their romantic African holiday.

Montreal activist Jaggi Singh seeks bail conditions in English

Singh, 46, faces charges of obstruction of a peace officer and impersonation in connection with an anti-far right protest in Quebec City on August 20. Activist Jaggi Singh pleaded not guilty to charges of impersonation and obstruction of justice in Quebec City municipal court Wednesday morning. The SPVQ points out that "two separate groups" participated in demonstrations in Quebec and that "a third group took part in another demonstration which was subsequently declared illegal" and ...

Thousands counter-protest in support of Grace Mugabe over alleged assault

The general populace [in Zimbabwe] which finds Grace to be untouchable on the domestic terrain always hoped that the South African justice system was going to be exemplary. "We must stand up to tyranny". "When Nera youth leaders were summoned by the police after requesting permission to demonstrate against Grace, they were interrogated and mocked for two hours".

Russia sanctions to be lifted once Ukraine ceasefire is agreed, says Merkel

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)'s monitoring mission in Ukraine continues to report "threats to its personnel and restrictions on its freedom of movement, particularly in non-governmental areas", the statement added.

Kangaroo killing sparks investigation by Australian animal welfare group

The footage, which went viral on social media sites including Twitter and its Chinese equivalent Weibo, shows a man approaching the kangaroo with a hunting knife in his hand as it limps around on the ground. He subdues the animal by grabbing its tail, then proceeds to stab and slip its throat. He then uses the blade to stab the growling kangaroo's neck several times.

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