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New Zealand-born Deryn Hinch latest Australian MP drawn into citizenship saga

Senator Hinch has admitted that he still holds a social security card from when he lived in NY that could prohibit him from the Senate. 'For the record I've never held U.S. Five members of parliament, including Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, face a High Court test of their eligibility to serve as MPs. Nash and Xenophon are expected to refer themselves to the High Court next week, with the court scheduled to hear the cases for each politician over two days in October.

UN chief to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders in three-day trip

Guterres is on his first visit to the region since taking office at the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinians intercepted the convoy of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Gaza today. The UN chief is not scheduled to meet with any Hamas leaders. "We have returned here for good", Netanyahu said at a Monday ceremony in Barkan, a settlement in the northern West Bank.

Red Cross Midwest Kentucky Seeking Help with Texas Relief Efforts

Those interested in becoming an unpaid volunteer who are willing to be deployed for 14 days must pass a standard background check and have a valid driver's license. However, Brown went on to say that he was "skeptical" of the Red Cross and that his " donation will go to the people ". "I was raised to help people , I am always there no matter if it's a wildfire, flooding or something locally, I am there.

North Korea: Talking is not the answer, says Trump

North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under young leader Kim Jong Un , the most recent on Saturday, in defiance of UN sanctions, but firing projectiles over mainland Japan is rare. The White House is not immediately responding to questions about the meaning of President Trump's tweet. "All options are on the table". China also called on the US and South Korea to dismantle a missile defence system they have deployed in South Korea.

Stilettogate: Melania brings Net to heel in fashion frenzy

In the midst of a national crisis, with the president doing his best to ensure a robust and compassionate response to Hurricane Harvey , liberals flooded the airwaves snickering about Melania boarding Air Force One wearing stilettos. But Trump's spokesperson quickly set the record straight, telling the Washington Examiner that she has a different pair of shoes that she would change into on the plane before touching down in Texas.

Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK) Technicals Reveal Weakness Building

The stock decreased 1.62% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $74.31. With short interest at 4,663,727 and short average daily volume at 1,086,190, days to cover is 4.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.04% as of August 15.

Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume

Finally, ValuEngine cut Aceto Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website . About 64,814 shares traded. The Beta for the company stands at 1.31 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.7.

Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11000

Defense officials say they still expect to increase the troop numbers in Afghanistan by close to another 4,000 troops. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has expressed frustration with the method of counting troops in conflict zones and said he would wait for a complete count in Afghanistan before making a decision on how many more to send.

70000 to be evacuated after WWII bomb found in Frankfurt

As reported by The Local, the discovery of the Blockbuster bomb has led to the planned evacuation of 70,000 out of 717,000 residents from the area this coming Sunday, the largest of its kind since the end of the war. This could depend on the wind conditions prevailing on Sunday when the moves to defuse the bomb are under way, they said. Finding 70-year-old bombs left over from World War II isn't unheard of in Germany .

Liberal MP for Kiama Gareth Ward targeted in NY massage scam

An Australian politician has said he was targeted by a blackmail scam after ordering a massage in a NY hotel. A short time later, the Liberal Party member - who has a form of albinism and has been legally blind since birth - opened his door to find two males standing in the hallway, sources said.

President Trump's Plan for Tax Reform

But one thing seems true to me - if the President does not indicate what he wants done, that will make Congress more tentative about the details. Wednesday during which he told the crowd to vote out Sen. Breaks for contributions to retirement plans such as 401 (k) s are one source of revenue that Trump may need to tap to lower overall tax rates. "I think Donald Trump ...

2 men held capsized boat for hours on Lake Erie, 1 survives

The Coast Guard and Illinois Department of Natural Resources undertook the effort over the last two weeks. Hill held onto the man for hours before he was forced to let go for his own survival. Both men were wearing lifejackets that somehow came off. Bringing you the latest as we receive it. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Lake Erie for two fishermen who haven't been heard from since they left a Cleveland marina.

Trump to begin tax reform blitz in Missouri

Trump said, 'We have no choice, we must lower our taxes. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Lt. Governor Mike Parson, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt, U.S. Blunt introduced the new President when he made his inaugural address back in January, and is a staunch supporter of Mr. Trump. In terms of policy, though, there are signs that the Trump White House is continuing to defer to Republicans in Congress.

Trump team chooses Springfield visit for symbolic, tactical reasons

Trump is expected to visit the region Tuesday. Trump could get his votes from Democrats like McCaskill who represent states that he won by wide margins. Trump said. "Do you understand?" This would suggest that Trump's plan is more likely to bolster stock prices and CEO pay than trickle down to worker's salaries.

Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration

Trump had already announced a disaster proclamation for Texas, granting the state federal aid as Harvey made landfall. In the meantime, President Trump says the "focus must be life and safety". FEMA Administrator Brock Long named William J. Doran III as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Police ID victim in Surrey shooting death

He was found inside a vehicle. A police dog handler has been charged with assault in connection with an arrest that took place in Surrey earlier this year. Officers continue to canvass the area and are speaking with witnesses. "The Surrey RCMP Professional Standards Unit initiated an investigation and forwarded all circumstances of the incident to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of criminal charges", says RCMP E Division spokesperson Dawn Roberts.

Houston imposes curfew as looters size up flood-ravaged homes

Cameron Parish's Office of Emergency Preparedness said a curfew was in effect until the threat had passed and checkpoints have been set up at entry points into evacuated areas. On Tuesday, rains flooded a few of the city's streets, but not to the same extent. Early on Wednesday, Harvey returned, coming ashore near Cameron, Louisiana , and bringing with it 45 miles per hour winds and a heavy dose of rain.

Do Analysts Think You Should Buy Northern Oil and Gas, Inc

Given that liquidity is king in short-term, NOG is a stock with 67.42 million shares outstanding that normally trades 20.51% of its float. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment (ROI) values are 5.8 percent and -66 percent respectively.

Judge blocks implementation of controversial Texas law banning sanctuary cities

A federal judge blocked parts of Texas's strict new immigration crackdown law late Wednesday, ruling that the state can not attempt to punish sanctuary cities for refusing to comply with federal deportation officers. " In sum, SB 4 gives local officers discretion to inquire and share information, but it does not provide them with discretion to act upon the information that they may obtain ", he wrote in a footnote to his 94-page ruling.

CBI registers 18 cases of fraud against company linked to Robert Vadra

On Aug 23, the former chief minister of Rajasthan , Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP-led union government of trying to manipulate public perception in their favour by recommending a CBI probe into the alleged land scam. "The issue was also raised in the state assembly in 2014", Kataria had said. The case emerged in 2014 when the state cancelled 18 mutations, that is, transfer of ownership in Bikaner, after finding them to be illegal.

Elite Va., Md. rescue teams join Harvey relief efforts in Texas

It has always been presidential practice to avoid visiting the most devastated areas of a natural disaster while recovery is still in the early stages, to avoid getting in the way or diverting critical resources. "Once we get this thing inland during the day, it's the end of the beginning", said National Hurricane Center meteorologist Dennis Feltgen. "But it's going to be huge".

America's New Afghanistan Policy

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White announced Wednesday that there are approximately 11,000 US troops in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says there are about 11,000 United States troops now deployed in Afghanistan - a significantly higher number than was previously disclosed.

Sen. Kamala Harris plans to back Medicare for all legislation

Sen. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., derided President Donald Trump on Tuesday for not following through on his campaign vow to help working Americans. "Babies are not born with something that says they're a Democrat or a Republican... It's so much better people have meaningful access to affordable health care at every stage from birth on because the alternative is we as taxpayers otherwise are paying huge amounts of money for them to get their health care in an emergency room.

Will PM own up for demonetisation failure, loss of lives: Rahul

Shame on RBI which "recommended" demonetisation ", Chidambaram tweeted. RBI, in its report said that the cost of printing notes doubled to Rs. 7,965 crore in FY17 from Rs. "Demonetisation Scam, not only dented institutional sanctity of RBI, but also credibility of India overseas". Two months after the rollout of GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said apprehensions with regard to the indirect tax regime have been proven to be unfounded and a smooth transition has happened.

Hurricane Harvey Described As 'Unprecedented' By National Weather Service

Meanwhile, rains continue, with some areas of Houston seeing as much as 30 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. Around the same time at a different location near Houston ― Clear Creek at Interstate 45 ― NWS measured 48.64 inches of rain. There almost 350 road closures due to high water throughout the city, according to the Houston transit authority . NWS broke the news on Twitter Tuesday morning.

New Guard commander pledges support for transgender troops

Nash, who served alongside Jensen in Bosnia and Iraq, said his colleague is up to the challenges facing the Minnesota Guard over the next several years. Jensen acknowledged Minnesota has an unspecified number of openly transgender soldiers. "I'm very concerned that we have a consistent policy", he said.

UN Secretary General: "Gaza Siege must be lifted"

UNRWA plays a major role in the strip, with the same percentage of the population classified as refugees. They also toured a Hamas tunnel in the region. Danon said, "The secretary general's visit is an important opportunity to present Israel's contribution to the world as an innovative and groundbreaking country in many spheres".

Most Americans don't like Trump's conduct as president, poll shows

Thirty-four percent of GOP and right-leaning respondents said they like Trump's conduct as president, 19 percent do not, and 46 percent have mixed feelings. The survey also queried national adults on what they liked the most about Trump. The Pew Research poll showed 36% of Americans approved of Trump's conduct as president, while 63% of Americans disapproved.

'I'm not a quitter': Theresa May defies resignation rumours

Probed further she added: "I'm not a quitter". May has faced criticism from within her own party after a snap election that saw the Conservatives lose their parliamentary majority and left the party having to do deals with the DUP. Her declaration comes two years after her predecessor David Cameron insisted he would remain in the post if he lost the European Union referendum - only to quit weeks after the result.

Deputy on leave after drawing gun on motorcyclist identified

Based on the footage he saw Monday afternoon, Urquhart said he found the video to be upsetting and the deputy's use of force likely violates department policy. "I'm unarmed", Randall says. The officers responds: "Take your ID out". Randall said: "I'm sorry, you have a gun drawn on me so I'm a little panicked".

Edgal Imohinmi replaces Fatai Owoseni as Lagos State Police Commissioner

Recall in January this year, Owoseni denied that he had been replaced as the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State by Officer-in-Charge of Inspector-General of Police monitoring unit, Garuba Umar. The new Police Commissioner is a graduate from the University of Jos. Edgar is trained on community and intelligence gathering policing and in 2010 as DPO of Ikeja division, he launched the first community policing in Lagos state.

Chancellor Merkel calls on Turkey to release jailed German citizens

She welcomed her finance minister's suggestion that the existing eurozone rescue fund be turned into a "European Monetary Fund", making Europe more able to solve its own problems in the future. She says "that would be good for the Russian economy as well as good for the German economy". Chants of " Liar, Liar " and " Get Lost, Merkel " continued for the entire 30-minute of her speech.

Pentagon: Military Response In Texas For Harvey May Increase Tenfold Or More

Before the response ends, he added, Guard troops from dozens of other states could be involved in an area stretching from Corpus Christi to Houston and areas inland that have been hit by disastrous flooding . However, the Michigan National Guard suggested that the 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment out of Belmont would deploy about 350 soldiers from Cadillac, Detroit, Dowagiac and Wyoming for about 60 days.

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.

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