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Blast hits Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan Blast hits Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan
- August 30, 2016

Local medics said the driver of the vehicle was killed while two Kyrgyz embassy staff and a woman were lightly wounded in the blast, according to AFP. As well as Chinese embassy employees, staff at the American embassy nearby were evacuated. At least one person is dead, and several are wounded. Police also confirmed receiving reports of the explosion, saying that first responders have already been dispatched to the site, RT reports. (more...)
'To Be Determined': Trump Campaign Signals He May Moderate Immigration Stance 'To Be Determined': Trump Campaign Signals He May Moderate Immigration Stance
- August 30, 2016

Mr Trump is running neck and neck with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in polls in the state with 72 days until the 8 November election. "We are going to follow the laws of this country", he added. Trump's campaign never provided details about what that deportation force would look like or how it would track down and expel people in the country illegally. (more...)
New FAA Drone Rules Now In Effect
- August 30, 2016

Industry experts said commercial drone use is a growing and competitive market. CNN was one applicant that received permission to fly over people, Huerta said. Real-estate, aerial-photography, construction and other industries that want to use drones for basic functions, such as taking a few photos or videos of a property, probably will benefit the most because their plans align more closely with the regulations , industry experts said. (more...)
IPhone 7 name seemingly confirmed by Vodafone IPhone 7 name seemingly confirmed by Vodafone
- August 30, 2016

The event venue is San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, an arena that seats 7,000. And experts believe the just-launched Galaxy Note 7 will take a further bite out of Apple's sales. Apple iPhone 7 camera is expected to include optical image stabilization, whereas the iPhone 7 Plus could feature a dual-camera setup at the back. Consumers will have to rely on bluetooth equipped headphones, or headphones using lightning jack from Apple's Made for iPhone program. (more...)
Galaxy Style New 3DS model coming to North America
- August 30, 2016

Regardless, it's a snazzy new look - and if you're upgrading to a New 3DS ahead of this winter's Pokémon Sun and Moon, one to keep in mind. For Nintendo fans looking for something that will stand out from the rest of their collection, it just might be an appealing option! As with previous Nintendo 3DS hardware, the "New Galaxy Style" does not include the AC adapter or any game software. (more...)
West Indies wins series after rain in second match
- August 30, 2016

While India might have ended up losing the series 1-0, with Dhoni probably feeling particularly aggrieved about that result, considering the captain was the one who agonisingly lost his wicket off the last ball of the match in the first T20, when India needed two runs for a win, the wicketkeeper-batsman was all praise for the venue and wants more matches to be played in America. (more...)
U.S. urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria
- August 30, 2016

Turkey's operation aims to push the YPG back across the Euphrates to prevent it joining up a region east of the river already under its control with a Kurdish-held area to the west. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said further Turkish targeting of the SDF, which also includes Arab fighters, would undermine efforts to forge a "united front" against Islamic State. (more...)
U.S. on track to resettle 10000 Syrian refugees, official says
- August 30, 2016

Obama announced last fall that his administration meant to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees during fiscal year 2016 as the migrant crisis overwhelmed Europe and the Middle East last summer. The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, made the announcement after she met with families bound for California and Virginia. As of March, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had submitted more than 32,000 Syrians to the USA for resettlement consideration. (more...)
Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks
- August 30, 2016

In the following months, the Saudi ambassador publicly criticized Shiite militias' motivations and conduct in Sunni- dominant areas of Iraq like Anbar province, saying the militias aren't official government forces and they should be dissolved. (more...)
Lightning strike kills 323 reindeer
- August 30, 2016

He went on to say it isn't completely uncommon to see animals killed by lightning, though. "They were standing on a hill, moving up that hill", Olav Strand, a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research , told the New York Times . (more...)
Audi launches petrol-powered A6 Matrix priced at Rs 52.75 lakh Audi launches petrol-powered A6 Matrix priced at Rs 52.75 lakh
- August 30, 2016

The same engine is shared by its parent company Volkswagen Group with other brands under its umbrella. Speaking on the launch of the Audi A6 35 TFSI, Joe King, Head Audi India, said: "We had launched the new Audi A6 past year and received an overwhelming response from the customers". (more...)
Apple sends out invite for iPhone 7 launch event Apple sends out invite for iPhone 7 launch event
- August 30, 2016

Apple has maintained a rhythm of introducing updated iPhone models on an annual basis, timing introductions to coincide with the year-end holiday shopping season. The iPhone 7 Plus is a bit more hard to nail down, because of those rumoured extra features. According to the reports, the phone may have the 256 GB storage option as well. (more...)
Boy, 4, survives being tossed 25 feet from bridge into river Boy, 4, survives being tossed 25 feet from bridge into river
- August 30, 2016

Since being posted August 25 on Facebook , the video has been watched over 290,000 times. Brianna Jones was swimming near the river with a group of friends when the child was thrown into the water. Steve Shumate, a spokesman for the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, told The Post that the local prosecutor's office is still deciding whether to charge the mother with child endangerment, a class C felony. (more...)
$10k reward to find disgusting person gunning down sea otters $10k reward to find disgusting person gunning down sea otters
- August 30, 2016

Southern sea otters are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act, as well as California state law. Park rangers are offering a $10,000 reward to get their hands on whoever shot and killed three endangered Southern sea otters in the Santa Cruz area. (more...)
US will meet target of 10000 Syrian refugees today
- August 30, 2016

Leaders at the IRC's Charlottesville branch say this area is an ideal place for refugees to live. After approval, arrangements are made to match the refugee with a voluntary agency in the USA that specializes in helping them find a new home and employment. (more...)
Hello? Anyone there? Scientists detect 'strong signals'. Could it be alien life?
- August 30, 2016

The astronomers have not yet published a study about the detection; they plan to discuss it next month at the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC ) in Guadalajara, Mexico, according to Centauri Dreams' Paul Gilster , who wrote that one of the team members forwarded him the IAC presentation. (more...)
Drake and Rihanna Get Cozy After the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Drake and Rihanna Get Cozy After the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
- August 30, 2016

This whole career thing has just been one big hobby until the right man came along, and last night she was romantically rewarded. Her debut studio album " VII " came out in 2014. Beyonce's top-notch performance starkly contrasted with that of Britney Spears, who returned to the VMA stage after 10 years. "I am Kanye West and that feels really great especially to say this year ". (more...)
'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' update 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' update
- August 30, 2016

Following Nintendo of America's recent reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's rune abilities in a gameplay video that was tweeted out by the Big N, the company has chose to eke out even more information about its forthcoming action-adventure title for the Wii U and NX. (more...)
Second Earth, Proxima b, discovered by scientists, is a game-changer
- August 30, 2016

Ofer Cohen of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who was not part of the research team, says he finds the evidence of the planet's existence convincing. According to the readings, the planet would orbit around its star every 11.2 days. Another thing yet to be known is if the planet has a protective magnetic field to protect it from the radiation it receives from the Proxima Centauri . (more...)
Singapore confirms 41 locally-transmitted Zika cases Singapore confirms 41 locally-transmitted Zika cases
- August 30, 2016

The Foreign Ministry has set up coordination with the Health Ministry and Indonesian embassy in Singapore over the preparedness to face the threat, Marsudi added. They prefer to bite people, and live indoors and outdoors near people. Thailand has recorded the highest number of cases in the region at nearly 100 infected people across 10 provinces this year. (more...)

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