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Turkish PM: 'No clue' who bombed Gaziantep wedding
- August 25, 2016

On Monday, the Associated Press reported that the Turkish government was walking back that statement, and now says it's not clear what age the attacker was. It was the deadliest attack in Turkey this year. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan linked the attack to ISIS. On Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the deadly attack in a statement and voiced his hope that "the perpetrators of this act will be quickly identified and brought to justice". (more...)
UN chief expresses concern over Kashmir, calls for dialogue UN chief expresses concern over Kashmir, calls for dialogue
- August 25, 2016

At a dinner hosted by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Yaqoob, the OIC secretary-general underlined the need for India's engagement with Pakistan through a dialogue process towards a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir issue. (more...)
Chorus grows for Clintons to shutter charitable foundation
- August 25, 2016

In his speech yesterday, Trump elaborated on the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of donations from oppressive regimes, as well as the recent discovery that over 50 percent of the non-government officials who met with Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State were donated to her private foundation. (more...)
Captain Marvel: Three Potential Directors Named Captain Marvel: Three Potential Directors Named
- August 25, 2016

That hunger for information was made clear when the studio announced that Brie Larson had been selected to play the pilot-turned-superhero, but that's only one piece of the puzzle. Glatter, meanwhile, is an established TV director who has worked extensively on " Homeland , ' as well as helming episodes of such shows as 'ER, ' 'The West Wing " and 'True Blood '. (more...)
Former Yanukovych's advisor Manafort resigns as Trump's campaign chairman
- August 25, 2016

On Monday, in response to an earlier media report that carried the allegations, he issued a statement in which he said he had "never received a single "off-the-books cash payment" as " reported " by the 'The New York Times , ' nor have I ever done work for the governments of Ukraine or Russian Federation". (more...)
Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Building Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Building
- August 25, 2016

The acquisition follows the opening of a NY office by QIA in September past year. In September 2015, Qatar announced plans to invest about $35 billion in the USA over the next five years. Out of 3 analysts covering Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE:ESRT), 3 rate it a "Buy", 0 "Sell", while 0 "Hold". Those funds, combined with Qatar's infusion, will enhance the company's "ability to drive long-term value" for shareholders, he said. (more...)
Cincinnati Zoo deletes Twitter accounts
- August 25, 2016

The zoo reopened its gorilla exhibit in June with a higher, reinforced barrier. Within 24 hours after the statement , the zoo had to close their social media accounts because the cyber community has drowned them in a deluge of Harambe memes and jokes. (more...)
DC's Dark Universe Movie To Be Directed By Doug Liman DC's Dark Universe Movie To Be Directed By Doug Liman
- August 25, 2016

After spending several years trapped in development hell, the Justice League Dark movie is finally going toward the light with a new director: Doug Liman! What do you think of Liman directing Justice League Dark? Dark was a fairly recent DC title that grouped together heroes such as John Constantine (who was the title character of a solo 2005 movie that starred Keanu Reeves ), Deadman, Shade the Changing Man, Zatanna and Swamp Thing (who has his own Wes Craven-directed pic in 1982), ... (more...)
Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
- August 25, 2016

Ahmad Samin said he was teaching a chemistry class Wednesday evening when the assailants struck. The attackers detonated explosives and fired guns when they invaded the campus, witnesses said, causing some students and faculty to flee. Their whereabouts are unknown. A rash of kidnappings and Taliban bombings have heightened security fears in Kabul , the Afghan capital. The university is widely regarded as Afghanistan's finest while also being a glaring symbol of American "soft power" ... (more...)
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston visit children's hospital Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston visit children's hospital
- August 25, 2016

Wearing his black wig and all-black outfit, Hiddleston joined co-star Chris Hemsworth who also unleashed his inner Marvel superhero by rocking Thor's signature long blonde and bringing along the battle hammer Mjolnir . It's safe to say Chris and Tom were inspired by these kids just as much as these kids were inspired by them! A post on the medical facility's Facebook page read at the time: "Thank you Taylor Swift for dropping by the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital this afternoon to give ... (more...)
Oil prices down one percent as market nervously awaits US inventory data Oil prices down one percent as market nervously awaits US inventory data
- August 25, 2016

Distillate stockpiles USOILD=ECI , which include diesel and heating oil , rose by 122,000 barrels, versus expectations for a 400,000-barrel increase, the EIA data showed. However, a major market-moving event , like a hurricane or further increasing crude oil costs, could still offset this decline and temporarily drive pump prices higher. (more...)
Leslie Jones' Website Reportedly Hacked After Twitter Harassment
- August 25, 2016

The site briefly defaulted to a Tumblr 404 page, but now directs visitors to a GoDaddy page for "parked" domains. The 48-year-old amusing woman has been the target of racist online trolling ever since the new Ghostbusters reboot came out earlier this summer . (more...)
Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
- August 25, 2016

The previous day, in a meeting with a group of Hispanic advisers, Trump reportedly said he could consider a procedure in which at least some undocumented men and women could obtain legal status without first going back to their home countries. (more...)
Jennifer Lopez Splits With 'Casper' Smart Jennifer Lopez Splits With 'Casper' Smart
- August 25, 2016

One of the last times the two were spotted together was backstage of Lopez's " All I Have " Las Vegas residency concert hanging out with her ex-husband Marc Anthony and his wife. And as she told Power 105.1's "Breakfast Club" on June 19 of that year, the duo had already broken up before all those allegations hit. Their series has been renewed for a second season. (more...)
Brian Stork traded to Washington Redskins for conditional pick Brian Stork traded to Washington Redskins for conditional pick
- August 25, 2016

It turns out that Stork is considering retirement. While majority were players at the bottom of the depth chart one stood out: center Bryan Stork , who was the team's starter the last two season. When Belichick was asked about the center position Friday, he called it a "good competitive situation". Spencer Long and Josh LeRibeus have also alternated reps between the guard and center over the last few months. (more...)
More than half Clinton non-government visitors were Foundation donors
- August 25, 2016

This incident is not unusual because a secretary of state would meet with many foreign world leaders. Fallon added: "Just taking the subset of meetings arbitrarily selected by the AP, it is outrageous to misrepresent Secretary Clinton's basis for meeting with these individuals". (more...)
Trump and Clinton locked in tight race in Missouri, new poll shows
- August 25, 2016

And while he said donors gave to get unfair access to the former Secretary of State, his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway denies that that was what Trump was seeking. And the complex plan for allowing donations from US citizens and permanent residents, keeping some parts of the Clinton Foundation alive, and maintaining scores of Clinton-family allies on the payroll is less an opportunity for a clean slate than a guarantee of new controversy. (more...)
Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser
- August 25, 2016

Peabody Energy, a major coal company, hired Aboussie and the lobbying firm of the former Speaker of the House Dick Gephardt to set up a meeting with Clinton to discuss the company's "clean energy and sustainability" activities around the world as well as their dealings with Chinese officials. (more...)
John Krasinski cooks for Emily Blunt every week John Krasinski cooks for Emily Blunt every week
- August 25, 2016

DiCaprio turns 42 in November. "And if you're right, you get to play Call of Duty once a week'". However Kimmel was quick to point out that he was over the Blunt-Krasinski household on Sunday and it was Blunt that "did all the cooking". (more...)
Frank Ocean releases long-awaited new studio album Frank Ocean releases long-awaited new studio album
- August 25, 2016

Making a visual album to induce excitement is slowly becoming the new, unexciting norm. It's clear Frank Ocean reached far and wide to create this album, and the sound of Blonde displays this in spades. It made a surprise appearance as the title of a 360-page zine handed out at pop-up shops in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and London, according to Rolling Stone . (more...)

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