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India names Urjit Patel as next central bank governor
- August 28, 2016

He is considered as an architect of a switch to formally target inflation, among other changes. On Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement on former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he said, "I don't know as to laugh or feel pity on Jaitley and the BJP government for lacking institutional memory". (more...)
Iran to confront any intruding vessel in Persian Gulf: Defense minister
- August 28, 2016

US officials say that at the time, the Squall and Tempest were participating in an exercise with a Kuwaiti patrol boat in the northern Persian Gulf. As provocative as the actions of the Iranian vessels were, they did not seem important enough for the "Big Three" network news outlet who didn't report about the engagement at all, Thursday evening. (more...)
Watch Britney Spears go for a Ride in 'Carpool Karaoke' Watch Britney Spears go for a Ride in 'Carpool Karaoke'
- August 28, 2016

Watch the two share laughs and jokes in the video above. For the latter, Corden actually donned Brit Brit's infamous school girl uniform and pigtails from the single's music video - and it was unbelievable! Fans loved that she showed the fun, silly side of Brit we haven't seen in a while. (more...)
Donald Trump maintains slim lead over Hillary Clinton — UPI/CVoter poll
- August 28, 2016

Trump and his allies have been questioning the health of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. "Today proved to the American public what we have known all along - Hillary Clinton has no hope, no vision and no ideas for the future of our country", campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said . (more...)
Britain grew 0.6 pct in Q2 Britain grew 0.6 pct in Q2
- August 28, 2016

There was strong growth of 2.1% in production growth for the quarter, boosted by a surge in April, while growth in the services sector slowed slightly. Net trade continued to drag on GDP growth as the gap between exports and imports widened further in the second quarter. The GDP on an annualized basis was also up 2.2 percent. (more...)
Biden: US is Turkey's closest ally Biden: US is Turkey's closest ally
- August 28, 2016

We can not make distinctions [between] bad terrorists, good terrorists. By contrast, the USA does not recognize the Syria-based Kurdish Democratic Union (PYD) or its YPG armed wing as a terrorist group, regarding it instead as an effective ally in the fight against ISIS. (more...)
T20 cricket ready to rock the US
- August 28, 2016

They have a good balance of all-rounders. The ODI series will be played between September 30 and October 5, with Sharjah and Abu Dhabi listed as venues . With the return to T20 comes the presence of several experienced players who now reserve themselves for the format, including Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell . (more...)
Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs
- August 28, 2016

The 51-year-old actress has chose to end her working relationship with the pharmaceutical giant Mylan, which makes the emergency anti-allergy medication to treat anaphylaxis , after it emerged the price of its life-saving injectors have spiked by 548 per cent since 2007. (more...)
Obama To Create World's Largest Marine Reserve In Hawaii Obama To Create World's Largest Marine Reserve In Hawaii
- August 28, 2016

On Thursday, Obama will travel to the Midway Atoll-a sandy dot within the new protected area, and an important military staging ground in World War II-to give the official announcement regarding the expanded monument . "Existing evidence suggests that the monument's northernmost atolls may be among the first ecosystems to be irrevocably impacted by global climate change, thus providing early indications of what we can expect to see in other locations going forward", said Dan Polhemus, a ... (more...)
U.S. Dollar Skyrockets as Fed Talks Rate Hikes
- August 28, 2016

Lockhart said. United States wages growth is forecast to remain around to 2.6% year on year - and all this should be enough to keep the September Fed meeting "in play" for a hike, but not enough to make it probable. Still, it has potential to cause volatility this year as markets have been pricing in a "dovish Fed " since February, they wrote. European stocks closed higher with a late boost from Ms Yellen's remarks. (more...)
Peace in Colombia After Half Decade War
- August 28, 2016

In 2014, Santos was reelected to a second term as Colombia's President, after he continually promised in his campaign that he would continue peace talks with FARC to end over a half-century of war. Although polls show approval is likely, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia is deeply unpopular and many voters may prefer a scenario that would allow them to seek revenge. (more...)
Apple boosts iPhone security after spyware discovery Apple boosts iPhone security after spyware discovery
- August 28, 2016

Both the companies immediately notified Apple about the serious zero-days which NSO Group was selling and Apple immediately rolled out a patch for three previously unknown zero-day exploits that were used to target the iPhone 6 of Mansoor . (more...)
Singapore becomes first country to get self-driving taxis Singapore becomes first country to get self-driving taxis
- August 28, 2016

With nuTonomy announcing that it has started picking up passengers in its self-driving taxis - equipped with high-tech computers - in Singapore with effect from Thursday, a free ride in the taxis can now be hailed by some select members of the public via their smartphones. (more...)
Amazon to add to its chain of bookstores Amazon to add to its chain of bookstores
- August 28, 2016

The Southport Corridor blog reported Wednesday that the bookstore would fill the former Mystic Celt space, 3443 N. Southport Ave. The company also plans to open hundreds of locations across the USA, including in San Diego and Portland . (more...)
Yellen says Fed rate hike odds have 'strengthened'
- August 28, 2016

Sure, employment is good, consumers have had a few good months and housing is heating up but there is no data to show inflation or growth. The odds of a US rate hike as soon as September climbed to 30 percent from 21 percent on Thursday, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool. (more...)
Suspect in Albuquerque Girl's Death Visits Court
- August 28, 2016

Both are facing a number of charges in connection with the girl's death. Mayor Richard Berry said in a statement that her shocking death has brought the community together. A judge sentenced him to two years of probation under state supervision. He told reporters after his arrest that he didn't have a role in Victoria Martens' death. (more...)
Trump campaign CEO accused of anti-Semitic remarks Trump campaign CEO accused of anti-Semitic remarks
- August 28, 2016

On TV bashing Trump. "There has to be some form of punishment", Trump said. "It's just widespread - African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Muslim Americans - and that's 30 per cent of the electorate in November". Asked about dangers immigrants pose, 80 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans said undocumented individuals are just as likely as US citizens to commit crimes; 42 percent of conservatives and 59 percent of Trump's supporters disagreed. (more...)
Man arrested in nuns' deaths has criminal record
- August 28, 2016

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March says Sanders has confessed to the killings during interrogation but gave no reason for the crimes. The sheriff said police work and tips from the community led police to Sanders, and the investigation is ongoing. (more...)
Faulkner claims hat-trick against Sri Lanka Faulkner claims hat-trick against Sri Lanka
- August 28, 2016

Clarke said Smith should have played until the series was decided or should have gone home before the one-day games began, straight after the 3-0 Test series defeat. "We respect our former captains and former greats who have an opinion", Lehmann said. Warner suggested Smith's output makes a break from cricket particularly well-deserved. (more...)
Private-prison stocks plunge after DOJ memo
- August 28, 2016

Due to the overcrowding of state-run prisons in the 1990s, the USA federal government began to rely on private, for-profit prisons to accommodate the overflow, which reached a population peak in 2013. The report listed several examples of mayhem at private facilities, including a May 2012 riot at the Adams County Correctional Center in MS in which 20 people were injured and a correctional officer killed. (more...)

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