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Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64
- June 21, 2017

Why are Portugal's wildfires so deadly? Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in their battle to control a m. But a spokesman for the civil protection agency said none of the planes fighting the deadly wildfires were missing. (more...)
China invites Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner to visit Beijing
- June 21, 2017

The White House says it will prioritize digitizing government services, improving cyber security, and transforming the way government buys technology. The Trump administration's American Technology Council held its first meeting with high-ranking executives from tech companies with the stated goal of identifying solutions for fixing federal IT and digital services. (more...)
South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical
- June 21, 2017

According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update by the government, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, UN Children's Fund, the World Food Programme, and other humanitarian partners, the accepted technical definition of starvation no longer applies in former Unity State's Leer and Mayandit counties where starvation was declared in February. (more...)
International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi Directed the International Yoga Day Celebrations International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi Directed the International Yoga Day Celebrations
- June 21, 2017

This year it is the third edition of Int'l Yoga Day. "Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture, are now connecting to India through Yoga . Yoga includes stretching and bending of body besides doing breathing exercises aimed at transforming body and mind. India's Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh also participated in the event before heading back home after attending a Bric foreign ministers' meeting in Beijing, according to Press Trust of ... (more...)
House GOP Whip Scalise remains in critical condition, hospital says
- June 21, 2017

Medstar Washington Hospital Center said the congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and that he is more responsive and speaking with family.For three months, Hodgkinson lived out of a white cargo van in a gentrified neighborhood just miles from where USA laws are made. (more...)
Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll join Damien Chazelle's 'First Man' Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll join Damien Chazelle's 'First Man'
- June 21, 2017

Ryan Gosling and last year's Best Director Oscar victor Chazelle are reuniting for the movie. The movie, being produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. He also went into orbit on the earlier Gemini 12 space-walk mission that opened the door for the Moon mission. Actor Corey Stoll is being considered to play astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the upcoming NASA drama " First Man ". (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup
- June 21, 2017

El Tri topped New Zealand 2-1 in Nashville in October, a month before the champions of CONCACAF and their counterparts from Oceania knew they were drawn into the same group of this tournament. Federation Internationale de Football Association said that all five incidents were goal situations: four related to offsides and one to a handball. (more...)
Human toe served in drinks stolen, police investigating Human toe served in drinks stolen, police investigating
- June 21, 2017

Hotel manager Geri Coulbourne told the outlet that the stolen toe was cured in salt for six months after having been donated by a man who had it surgically removed. "It's not every day that we're investigating a theft of the Sourtoe, a Dawson City tradition", said Jeff Myke, who works for the detachment. To join the club, you need to down 1 oz of hard liquor - preferably Jack Daniels - with a severed toe bobbing in the glass. (more...)
Zika Scare: Here's What's Happening in Southern California
- June 21, 2017

With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many US states, a new report shows a significant increase in counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses . Since 1995, Aedes aegypti has been documented in all states in the southern portion of the United States, with the most widespread presence in southern California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Florida . (more...)
Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially' Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially'
- June 21, 2017

Scalise remains in critical condition, though doctors said today his vital signs have stabilized. As for Scalise, he's still in critical condition, but he's improving. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said. But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time" and faces additional operations. (more...)
Foreign investors bet billions on China blue-chips joining MSCI index Foreign investors bet billions on China blue-chips joining MSCI index
- June 21, 2017

MSCI's decision to include these shares in the indices follows attempts by the Chinese authorities in recent years to loosen restrictions in order to draw more global investors to the stock market. MSCI said the move has "broad support" from worldwide institutional investors and was the result of loosening of restrictions enacted by China on foreign ownership of "A" shares - stock in mainland China-based companies - ownership of which had once been limited to mainland citizens. (more...)
Showers fail to dampen enthusiasm of yoga participants Showers fail to dampen enthusiasm of yoga participants
- June 21, 2017

Welcoming the gathering, Venu Rajamony, India's Ambassador to the Netherlands, described yoga as India's gift to mankind. He sought the Ambassador's leadership in linking the Indian and the Surinami-Hindustani communities in the Netherlands. (more...)
Google makes sharing the cost of a Project Fi plan supereasy
- June 21, 2017

Using this, plan members can make their payments right from the Fi notification on their Android homescreen. It shows the amounts various people paid or owe as well as the full bill amount. With this new Group Repay feature, the search engine giant wants members of this plan to be able to share the monthly bill accrued in order to make the service even more affordable. (more...)
Trump offers assistance to United Kingdom after London Finsbury Park terror attack Trump offers assistance to United Kingdom after London Finsbury Park terror attack
- June 21, 2017

Police in London are investigating yet another terror attack in the city, after a van ploughed into a crowd of people outside a north London mosque early Monday - leaving one dead and 10 more injured. Solidarity was shown by not just Muslim leaders, but leaders from a variety of different religions, showing that while some people like Darren Osborne and Salman Abedi want there to be fear and division in our society, a lot of other people want to unite and find peace. (more...)
Luanda is the costliest city in the world for expats Luanda is the costliest city in the world for expats
- June 21, 2017

The costliest city in the index, driven by cost of goods and security, is Luanda in Angola, knocking Hong Kong, which was first a year ago, into second place in 2017. The annual survey uses NY as its base point of comparison and includes more than 400 cities across five continents, measuring the cost of more than 200 items including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. (more...)
Moscow Accuses US-Led Coalition of Terror 'Complicity' over Downed Syria Drone Moscow Accuses US-Led Coalition of Terror 'Complicity' over Downed Syria Drone
- June 21, 2017

F-15 fighter jet, was Iranian-made and "assessed to be a threat", according to the CNN . Australia's military on Tuesday said it was temporarily halting air missions over Syria , following the shooting down of a Syrian jet by United States forces. (more...)
President to launch GST on midnight of 30th June President to launch GST on midnight of 30th June
- June 21, 2017

Also on dais will be former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, apart from Vice President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Jaitley said, adding that two short films on GST will be also be screened. Speaking on the launch of the GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said: "I anticipate the revenues will grow". (more...)
Could extreme heat in Phoenix ground rescue helicopters? Could extreme heat in Phoenix ground rescue helicopters?
- June 21, 2017

The affected planes were Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft , the airline said , which have maximum operating temperature of 118F (48C). The National Weather Service forecast Tuesday's high as 120 degrees for Phoenix . Customers affected by Tuesday cancellations can request a refund from the company. The recent heat wave hitting the southwest region of the US has triggered safety precautions from authorities and agencies and heated up the rivalry between California and Arizona ... (more...)
Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Count Increases, Police Investigate Possible Crimes
- June 21, 2017

Police had earlier put the toll at 58 presumed dead. He said it had been 'incredibly emotional working in there. "Wherever we can, we will bring people to justice if there is evidence". "Until we do that, we can not look at anything other than staying with the same advice". Prime Minister Theresa May in particular has been criticised for failing to meet victims during a visit to the site of the incident. (more...)
Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight
- June 21, 2017

And one of Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow , said categorically on Meet the Press that, " The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". New allegations that President Trump is likely under investigation for obstruction of justice has the hot-headed world leader seething, and his reaction makes it clear that this time there might a real chance for charges. (more...)

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