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Senator Jeff Flake challenger Dr. Kelli Ward to attend Trump rally Senator Jeff Flake challenger Dr. Kelli Ward to attend Trump rally
- August 23, 2017

Trump is in downtown Phoenix Tuesday night for a campaign-style rally but Flake won't be attending. "Senator Flake has a strong record on border security", a spokesman for Flake told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement. "I'm a Republican, we're all Republicans, and I just think the senator should give the president a little room", she said. Lawrence noted that the general strategist for Ward's campaign is Eric Beach, founder of the Great America PAC that raised $30 million ... (more...)
Iraqi forces gain ground on ISIL in Tal Afar offensive Iraqi forces gain ground on ISIL in Tal Afar offensive
- August 23, 2017

Mattis spoke to reporters with Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, and Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve . Iraq is reengaging with the region, he said, and ISIS is "on the run". He predicted the battle for Tall Afar, which is just one-tenth the size of Mosul, will take about four months. (more...)
Alabama Tops 2017 AP Preseason Poll Alabama Tops 2017 AP Preseason Poll
- August 23, 2017

This marks the 25th straight week that Clemson is in that rare air of college football - ranked in the top five nationally. Florida State , which starts out at No. 12 Auburn , No. 13 LSU , No. 15 Georgia , No. 17 Florida and No. 25 Tennessee following Alabama . USC is No. 4, Washington is No. 8, Stanford is No. (more...)
Pirates face challenge against high-flying Dodgers Pirates face challenge against high-flying Dodgers
- August 23, 2017

Los Angeles edged Pittsburgh 6-5 in 12 innings. Dave Roberts said Wood is experiencing inflammation in the sternoclavicular joint in the front of his pitching shoulder, an issue that Wood has had in the past. Taylor drove in three runs and Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run home run for the Dodgers. In each of his previous four appearances, and in 10 of his previous 11, he surrendered fewer than four earned runs. (more...)
Meeting between Egyptian foreign minister and Jared Kushner canceled: ministry Meeting between Egyptian foreign minister and Jared Kushner canceled: ministry
- August 23, 2017

In February, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised more aid for Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts and economic development plan during a meeting with Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Washington, However, President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal budget for 2018 includes cuts to foreign aid and other diplomatic initiatives, potentially affecting the aid programme to Egypt . (more...)
Col Purohit comes out of jail after nine years Col Purohit comes out of jail after nine years
- August 23, 2017

Col. Prasad Purohit on the grounds that the evidence cited by the accused, will have to be proved under the Indian Evidence Act. Under suspension, he will reportedly be treated as "under open arrest", wherein usually a soldier is supposed to wear only his uniform. (more...)
Former Sheriff Arpaio not Invited to Trump Rally? Former Sheriff Arpaio not Invited to Trump Rally?
- August 23, 2017

The former sheriff became a national figure for his hardline approach to combatting undocumented persons living and moving within his jurisdiction. He paused as supporters applauded. He was accused of violating a court order by continuing patrols targeting immigrants. He is awaiting sentencing, scheduled for October 5, after being found guilty of criminal contempt in July. (more...)
Top Russian director to appear in court on fraud charge Top Russian director to appear in court on fraud charge
- August 23, 2017

His film The Student which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival a year ago is a critique of growing religious fundamentalism in Russian society. Russia's Investigative Committee said it suspected Kirill Serebrennikov of embezzling at least 68 million rubles ($1.15 million) in state funds earmarked for an art project, it said in a statement. (more...)
Netanyahu meeting Putin to share secret intel on Iran threat Netanyahu meeting Putin to share secret intel on Iran threat
- August 23, 2017

The U.S. officials, however, purportedly did not commit to preventing the spread of Iranian influence in Syria. The head of Mossad, Israel's national intelligence agency, and the chief of the country's National Security Council are to join Netanyahu Wednesday in discussing "Iran's accelerated attempt to establish military bases in Syria" with Putin, said the Israeli leader. (more...)
Quake 'miracle' as baby saved by rescuers Quake 'miracle' as baby saved by rescuers
- August 23, 2017

All were reported to be in reasonable health, given their horrendous ordeal. Emergency workers had previously recovered the boys' seven-month-old brother, Pasquale, crying but alive, after hours of effort overnight. The powerful quake caused panic on the island, with hundreds of people running out into the streets. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 4.3. (more...)
Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dies in Imphal Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dies in Imphal
- August 23, 2017

In 1994, he retired as the world's oldest serving parliamentarian when his term in Rajya Sabha ended. Born on October 25,1920 in Bungpa village in Manipur's Ukhrul District, Rishang contested the first assembly election from his home constituency Phungyar in 1972. (more...)
How was the How was the "American" solar Eclipse
- August 23, 2017

There is also a chance for a shower or thunderstorm, particularly south of Interstate 80, just before noon, as the eclipse is slated to begin. The sun is obscured by the moon during the solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon. (more...)
For Real?! Teenager Arrested for Doing Macarena in Saudi Arabia For Real?! Teenager Arrested for Doing Macarena in Saudi Arabia
- August 23, 2017

The 14 year-old boy, wearing shorts, a striped tee shirt and headphones is being accused of "improper public behaviour" in Jeddah, according to a statement released by Saudi Arabian officials. The Abu Dhabi Police had recently arrested four people, including a woman, after a video of her having a conversation with one of the arrested men was uploaded on the Internet last week. (more...)
Kim Jong Un orders scientists to produce more ICBM engines, warhead tips Kim Jong Un orders scientists to produce more ICBM engines, warhead tips
- August 23, 2017

It also has tested solid-fuel rocket engines, which are harder to detect before they are launched. The manufacturing process included carbon fibre weaving, chemical deposition and high pressure liquid deposition, it added. The video also features Vice President Pence in flames and attacks South Korea's "puppy-like" Defense Minister Song Young-moo for "pinning hope on that mad guy", a reference to Trump, Fox News reported . (more...)
PM to visit flood-hit Bihar on Aug 26, death toll 341 PM to visit flood-hit Bihar on Aug 26, deat