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Tamil Nadu student who petitioned against NEET 2017 kills self

Anitha a girl from Tamil Nadu has committed suicide as she did not get Admission for MBBS. However, she failed to clear NEET - common entrance exam for admission in medical courses. This was the last straw and the girl allegedly hung herself, a final act in a longstanding struggle to study medicine, bringing the state's MBBS admission process under a cloud again.

Hezbollah leader says he asked Assad for IS evacuation

But Mr Macron said that the fight against ISIL was a priority for France, which has endured a string of terror attacks that have killed more than 230 people since 2015, some planned in Syria . Iran backs Syrian government forces in the civil war that began in Syria in 2011. Hezbollah-aligned al Akhbar newspaper in Lebanon reported on Thursday that some IS leaders in eastern Syria did not want members of the group who had surrendered territory to be welcomed back into their self-declared ...

Councils to be 'unable to meet secondary school demand in 5 years'

Chelmsford faces a shortfall of 1,825 between now and 2026 while Brentwood faces a shortfall of 850 places. Council has insisted it is prepared for an expected national shortage of school places. The LGA, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, has repeatedly warned of the looming crisis in secondary schools places. Council bosses have assured parents in Hartlepool that there will be enough secondary school places in the future.

Paraguay ready to join Argentina/Uruguay 2030 bid. Chile may come too

Argentina remained outside the automatic qualification places for next year's FIFA World Cup after a goalless draw with Uruguay while Paraguay defeated Chile 3-0. Argentina and Uruguay, who met in the first World Cup final in 1930 when the latter were hosts, have always been expected to be granted hosting rights for 2030 with a Chinese bid likely to come four years later.

Hungary's Viktor Orban sends European Union a border fence bill

The EU said Friday it was ready to study Hungary's request to be reimbursed for defending Europe's external borders against illegal immigration but urged Budapest again to admit asylum seekers. The EU's top court, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice, is due to rule on September 6 on a case brought by Hungary and Slovakia asking it to declare the EU's relocation scheme illegal.

The Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Upgraded to "Buy" at Vetr Inc

Pepsico Inc now has $165.81B valuation. Chilton Investment Co Llc decreased Zumiez Inc (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) stake by 67,881 shares to 50,000 valued at $1.09 million in 2016Q4. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation from a neutral rating to a buy rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $95.00 to $100.00 in a report on Thursday, May 11th.

Pres. Trump traveling to Texas Tuesday to survey Hurricane Harvey damage

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the devastation from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey . Blake Farenthold, R-Texas. He also said past disaster relief bills have served as a "Christmas tree" for pork. As Texas continues to attempt managing the destruction from Hurricane Harvey , Congress is due to consider an appropriations package that, as is, would rescind almost $876 million from the Federal Emergency Management ...

Man arrested after video emerges of violent kangaroo killing

Restraining the animal with his foot and a hand on its tail, he then hacks at its neck about 18 times. According to reports the attacker can be heard saying "just face it, that's your fate". According to the wildlife officers, the man has been charged with a count of destroying protected wildlife. Police say knives and firearms were seized from the home of the suspect, who was arrested after a tip from the member of the public.

NJ lawmakers bicker with Sen. Ted Cruz over hurricane aid

Christie also warned Republicans in the Senate against using relief as a debt ceiling bargaining chip: "Do not do it, because what will happen is politics will infect this. "I would go on the floor because I was trying to get the votes and I would ask them why they weren't going to vote for the bill and they would say 'Oh because it's going to NY and New Jersey and you guys are a bunch of crooks and you're going to waste the money, '" Pallone said.

Turkey's Erdogan brands U.S. indictment of bodyguards over Washington brawl 'a scandal'

United States prosecutors charged a dozen Turkish security and police officers with assault after an attack on protesters in Washington during Erdogan's visit to the U.S. Erdogan held his country's official line - that the civilian protesters his men brutalized were members of the armed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - and defended his team on the grounds for "doing their job".

Trump Says US Pays N. Korea 'Extortion Money' - What Does That Mean?

North Korea on Tuesday flew a potentially-nuclear capable intermediate range ballistic missile over northern Japan . Prime Minister Theresa May says they are not ruling out cyber warfare or military action at this point. Kim Jong Un "sternly" said that "the drill conducted by the (North's) Strategic Force is a curtain-raiser of its resolute countermeasures" against joint military exercises being conducted by the US and South Korea.

South Korea's Lotte pours another US$300 million into Lotte Mart China

Lotte Mart said on Thursday that Lotte Shopping Holdings, a subsidiary of Lotte Group based in Hong Kong, will procure the additional funds from Chinese financial institutions. Considering the fact that Lotte Mart posted 1.2 trillion won (US$1.06 billion) in sales in China a year ago, it is estimated to have suffered some 500 billion won (US$443.66 million) in losses from March to August.

Supreme Court refuses Karti Chidambaram's plea to move overseas

The court will peruse CBI interrogation report of Karti in the next date of hearing in the case. The decision was taken after CBI told the apex court that there is a good, cogent reason for lookout circulars against Karti Chidambaram, PTI reported.

Houston police officer dies in Harvey's floodwaters

Houston police officer Sgt. Steve Perez is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 29, 2017. It originally was due to begin at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The search team determined his probable path and narrowed down his last location to the Hardy Toll Road in Houston, Acevedo said. "I'll simply say our hearts our saddened".

Houston Mayor Imposes Curfew in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Acevedo says he'd only been serving in Houston nine months and with a 6,500 member force, he knew who Perez was. At one point he called his colleagues, suggesting he would try to work from another station. "I would dare not say he lost his life in vain, because he didn't". We grieve with this family. In a message posted to Twitter , Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wrote, "Sergeant Perez fulfilled his goal".

Kenya shilling drops after Supreme Court annuls election

Of the six judge bench, 2 - Lady Justice Ndun'gu and Justice Prof Jackton Boma Ojwang dissented saying that the petition had not met the threshold. "The presidential election was not conducted in accordance with constitution, rendering the declared results invalid null and void", Chief Justice David Maraga said.

Tornado destroys homes in Alabama as Harvey hits

Brief tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and evening as the remnants of Tropical Depression Harvey move across the region. Tropical Depression Harvey soaked parts of Tennessee and neighboring states with heavy rain Thursday, causing scattered street flooding as rivers swelled and power outages struck Memphis.

Houston begins to assess Hurricane Harvey's trail of devastation

THE FLOOD 51.88 inches: Harvey lingered in Houston and the surrounding area for days, dumping feet of rain. The confirmed death toll stood at 31, though it is expected to rise. ET Wednesday. While experts initially believed that the impact to the refineries would only last a week to 14 days, the prolonged aftereffects of Harvey means that the damages are likely far more substantial.

Georgia Power to proceed with Vogtle nuclear power plant expansion

The Georgia PSC is expected to review the recommendation and make a decision regarding the future of the Vogtle 3 and 4 project. Work is nearing successful completion on the world's first four AP1000 units at the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China.

Everton Striker Wayne Rooney Reportedly Arrested For Drink Driving

He has lived in Cheshire for the past 12 years, in a £6million home in Prestbury, not far from the Everton training ground at Finch Farm. Everton striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly been arrested for alleged drink-driving.

Celtic snap up striker Edouard on loan from PSG

Edouard's parent club are Celtic's first Champions League opponents on September 12. The Hoops had been in talks with the French giants throughout deadline day but finally pushed a deal over the line with less than two hours to go before the 11pm cut-off.

"I'm very impressed", Secretary Betsy Devos Says about Mobile Visit

Don't completely ignore us". Some help seems to be available in the form of charter schools, or, relatedly, voucher programs, which both use public funds, either for all of their operations, in the case of the former, or as part of the private tuition, as happens via the voucher program.

A Judge Just Blocked Texas' Controversial "Show Me Your Papers" Law

In his ruling, United States District Orlando Luis Garcia granted a preliminary injunction of Senate Bill 4 preventing the law from being enforced, while a lawsuit challenging the bill continues to pave its way through federal courts. Pro-immigration protesters attend the 2017 Dallas Mega March. There's no evidence of this yet, the judge ruled . Despite his assurances, rumors that the City would check people's immigration statuses at shelters continued to spread, and the City had to ...

North Korean problem should be solved through dialogue, not pressure - Putin

The agency added that the USA and South Korea were "taken aback" by North Korea's recent missile launch, the country's "first military operation in the Pacific". "It must be diplomatically active". On Tuesday, the reclusive nation fired a ballistic missile over Japan in defiance of UN resolutions and new sanctions imposed last month, which are expected to slash its export revenues by one-third.

Trump Promises to Donate $1 Million of Personal Money to Harvey Relief

President Trump will personally donate $1 million to Harvey relief efforts, according to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer asked the White House press for suggestions of where Trump should donate his salary back in March, and the president has followed through with quarterly donations, first to to the National Park Service and then to the Department of Education.

Luton UK's worst airport according to Which? survey

The results of the survey were based on customer scores received by the United Kingdom airports for overall traveller satisfaction and how likely a passenger is to recommend the airport to another person. "We have made significant improvements to the airport's infrastructure, added new shops and restaurants and passenger services such as free wi-fi".

Russian Federation cautions North Korea sanctions could be 'counterproductive and dangerous'

Lavrov stressed Russian Federation believed imposing more sanctions to pressure Pyongyang to end its missile program was "counterproductive and risky". South Korean defense minister Song Yong-moo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed the possible redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea - weapons which were withdrawn in the early 1990's.

Libya Says Boats Carrying 700 Migrants Intercepted

Navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Qassem says the coast guard of the United Nations -backed government in Tripoli on Tuesday intercepted two boats together carrying 290 migrants. More than 160 other migrants, from Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and other African countries, were picked up around Sabratha in western Libya. 'The foreign ministry firmly denies that there is an agreement between Libyan traffickers and the Italian government, ' an official from the Italian ministry said.

Amazon Picks Up James Gunn's Starsky & Hutch TV Reboot

Check out James Gunn's full statement on boarding Amazon's upcoming Starsky & Hutch below! The new version comes from Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn and his brothers Brian and Mark, and will be a continuation of the series. That film starred Ben Stiller as David Starsky and Owen Wilson as Kenneth Richard Hutchinson, taking over the roles originally played by Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul , respectively.

Tigers P Justin Verlander vetoes trade to the Astros

The Tigers have already traded Justin Upton to the Angels on Thursday and reports say they aren't done. He's been on a tear this season for Detroit , with a 138 wRC+, a.264 ISO and 28 home runs in 125 games. Maybin, 30, has hit.235 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 93 games this season. According to McCosky, the Tigers would have gotten pitching prospect Franklin Perez, center fielder prospect Daz Cameron and possibly catcher prospect Jake Rodgers in return for Verlander.

Trump has pledged $1 million to Harvey relief, White House says

President Trump is pledging to chip in to assist Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, to the tune of $1 million of his personal funds . Sanders said she didn't know whether Trump himself or the Trump Organization will be responsible for fulfilling the pledge.

Kakinada Result: TDP+ : 27 YSRCP: 7

Selected as a smart city, Kakinada, has strong Kaput community presence where a agitation for OBC status for Kapus is on for past one year. In the Kakinada local election, the TDP had contested only 39 of the 48 divisions, leaving the rest to the BJP .

Donald Trump Declares Emergency In Louisiana For Storm Harvey

The National Weather Service is predicting that Southwest Louisiana will see 10 to 20 inches of rain between tonight and tomorrow, Central Louisiana one to five inches of rain, and South Central Louisiana two to eight inches of rain. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards had sent a letter to Trump Sunday to request federal assistance. Edwards reminded the public of the destruction left behind by Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall 12 years ago Tuesday, the Washington Post reported .

Former Colombian rebels change their name ... to FARC?

The acronym remains the same but the group's chosen party name is "Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común" or "Common Alternative Revolutionary Force". Londono said at the start of the congress that the group will advocate "a democratic political regime that guarantees peace and social justice, respects human rights and guarantees economic development for all of us who live in Colombia".

Active Stock on Watch: Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM)

BMO Capital Markets maintained Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (ADR) (NYSE:SQM) rating on Thursday, July 6. The stock has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's yield is presently 89.92%. Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a return on equity of 18.51% and a net margin of 19.95%.

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