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Zimbabwe police battle anti-government protesters in capital
- August 27, 2016

The Zimbabwe government on Friday denied that President Mugabe had ordered the arrest of the country's Olympics team for failing to win medals during the Rio Olympics. "You don't know when it will evolve into what", said opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Zimbabwe's High Court earlier ruled that police should allow the protest to proceed between 12 p.m. (more...)
FDA Calls For Zika Testing Of All Blood Donors
- August 27, 2016

Literally every day, or every week, we are getting new information on Zika virus - on what it does to the newborn baby, on what it does to the mother - and that means new recommendations for testing. In the future, if a pathogen reduction technology becomes available for red blood cells or for whole blood, these methods could be used instead of a nucleic acid test , the FDA said. (more...)
Volvo and Uber to develop self-driving cars
- August 27, 2016

The two companies have signed a pact to spend $300 million to develop a fully autonomous auto by 2021. SPA is one of the most advanced auto architectures in the world and is now used on Volvo Cars' top-of-the-line multiple award winning XC90 SUV, as well as the S90 premium sedan and V90 premium estate. (more...)
US Says Iranian Boats Harrassed US Warship Near Strait Of Hormuz
- August 27, 2016

In the third incident, three Iranian boats crossed in front of the Tempest at high speed, coming within 600 yards of the ship. New confrontations between the U.S. When the Iranian boats continued to approach, "they had to take the additional steps", Cook said at the Pentagon. The incidents are the latest in a series of all-too-close encounters with Iran in the region since December. (more...)
Improvement in County Durham GCSE Results
- August 27, 2016

Councillor John Holdich, leader of the council and portfolio holder for education, skills and university, said: "These results are fantastic and are a credit to the young people of the city who have worked extremely hard". Both the English and maths departments boast 64 per cent of their students achieving A* to C grades this year. We are of course delighted for our students that have now got this critical qualification behind them. (more...)
Two Manitoba First Nations men to talk about being switched at birth Two Manitoba First Nations men to talk about being switched at birth
- August 27, 2016

The two men, born in January 1975 in the First Nation Norway House hospital, still live in this community about 450 kilometers north of Winnipeg. Tait's biological mother ended up raising Swanson instead, and Swanson's birth mother raised Tait, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp reported. (more...)
Gaston becomes third hurricane of Atlantic storm season: US monitor
- August 27, 2016

If predictions are true, it will be the first hurricane to strike Florida in a decade following Hurricane Wilma, the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. While the storm is expected to strengthen, potentially returning to hurricane strength this weekend, forecasts suggest the system will make a sharp turn away from the island on Sunday/Monday. (more...)
Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue
- August 27, 2016

On Friday, he also continued his recent push to broaden his base of support among minority voters, convening a roundtable with Latino backers at his hotel in Las Vegas. Hillary Clinton seemed to hint on Friday that the Clinton Foundation may be in the early stages of winding down. "It's beyond the pale that Hillary slaps the "racist" label on Trump, thus labeling his supporters the same, for this is the politician who called one of the most renowned former KKK members & recruiter- the ... (more...)
State Dept. reviewing nearly 15000 Clinton emails State Dept. reviewing nearly 15000 Clinton emails
- August 27, 2016

She has claimed that she deleted only personal emails prior to returning over 55,000 pages of her work-related messages to the State Department a year ago. "'I wish I could delay [Disney] but the problem is she keeps emailing [Clinton] directly and is quite anxious to talk so I don't think I can push her an entire week, ' wrote Abedin on July 23, 2012". (more...)
Convicted bank robber charged in Toronto crossbow deaths
- August 27, 2016

Mr Ryan is expected to appear in court on Friday. Police have not released the names of the victims, and officials have not detailed a possible motive in the brutal killings. After four hours of the incident, police found a link between the deaths with a suspicious package found in downtown, Toronto . A fourth victim was hospitalized with non-serious injuries. (more...)
No immediate Iowa vote on pipeline; 300 protest up north
- August 27, 2016

Echoing shades of the national protest groups that fought the now abandoned Keystone XL oil pipeline from western Canada, 31 environmental groups sent a letter to Obama, seeking to halt construction and repeal U.S. "This is a very serious issue and it's one that can be challenged in a number of different ways", said Houska, one of several attorneys at the camp Thursday. (more...)
U.S. reacts to Russian use of Iranian airbase for Syria airstrikes
- August 27, 2016

Rather than relinquish power, however, Mr. Assad dug in. Both oppose calls for Assad to step down as a way of resolving the conflict that has killed more than 290,000 people since it erupted in March 2011. Russian Federation has been operating jets and helicopters from bases in Syria for the past year, but this is the first time that Moscow has deployed aircraft to a third country in the region. (more...)
UT Students Wield Dildos To Protest Campus Carry Law
- August 27, 2016

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the campus carry bill, Senate Bill 11, into law June 1, 2015. Openly displaying sex toys is technically illegal because of local indecency laws, but Jessica Lin probably put it best when she told reporters that she and other students were doing it to " fight absurdity with absurdity ". (more...)
The Important Reason University of Texas Students are Carrying Dildos Everywhere
- August 27, 2016

They're calling it " Cocks Not Glocks: Campus (Dildo) Carry " - and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like: Students are walking around carrying dildos to make people as uncomfortable as they feel walking around students with concealed weapons. (more...)
Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue
- August 27, 2016

Clinton's campaign called Trump's plan "dangerous" in a statement Thursday night. "What I want to make clear is this man with a long history of racial discrimination. He just says foolish things. She could tie the entire GOP to Trump, but at the risk of embattling Republican voters and activating a tribal loyalty to the party. (more...)
Rajnath Singh in Kashmir, holds talks with political leaders
- August 27, 2016

PM asked them to convey his sentiments to the people that those who lost their lives were "part of us, our nation", a remark that was seen as softening of the Centre's approach towards protesters. Clashes were also reported in at least two places in the northern Bandipore area, where a woman was injured. The opposition party also said that dialogue was the way forward for peace in the Valley and not guns, lathicharge or use of tear gas and pellet guns. (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir opposition delegation to meet PM Modi on Kashmir unrest Jammu and Kashmir opposition delegation to meet PM Modi on Kashmir unrest
- August 27, 2016

The former defence minister also made an appeal for not making any provocative statement with regard to Kashmir. "This is being done by imposing a blanket ban on political peaceful means of resistance, by disallowing political leadership to reach out to the people, and putting political leadership in jails and under house arrests", he said. (more...)
Hillary Clinton: Foundation 'looking for partners' Hillary Clinton: Foundation 'looking for partners'
- August 27, 2016

In the meantime, he has been softening his tone on immigration and reaching out to African-Americans, a traditional Democratic constituency. Speaking in New Hampshire later, Trump lashed out at Clinton, saying she was accusing "the decent Americans who support this campaign, your campaign, of being racists, which we're not". (more...)
New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities
- August 27, 2016

The anonymous call came early Wednesday morning. Details were sketchy at first, but according to initial reports, the pair claimed to have escaped an unprovoked beating at the hands of a crazed house guest. Victoria Martens's death has rattled the northwest Albuquerque community where she lived. Another shrine was erected at the elementary school where Victoria had just started the new school year. (more...)
2 nuns stabbed to death in their home in Mississippi 2 nuns stabbed to death in their home in Mississippi
- August 27, 2016

Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill , both 68, were discovered Thursday morning when they did not report to work at the nearby Lexington Medical Clinic, which carries out around a quarter of all the health care in a county of 18,000 people. (more...)

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