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AP reporter returns to Cuba on 1st commercial flight from US
- September 03, 2016

USA transportation secretary Anthony Foxx, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes and a specially selected five-member crew of Cuban-Americans were slated to be on board the 150-seat Airbus A320. Until Wednesday, passenger air links between Cuba and the United States were by chartered flights. "This historic flight symbolises our long-term commitment to provide affordable, award-winning service between Cuba and the USA". (more...)
Kolkata remembers Mother Teresa on the eve of sainthood Kolkata remembers Mother Teresa on the eve of sainthood
- September 03, 2016

The sister was then to pretend that she was just cooling the patient's head with a wet cloth, while in fact she was baptising him, saying quietly the necessary words. Fox's criticisms were backed up by a 2013 study by a Serge Larivee and Genevieve Chenard of the University of Montreal, who surveyed 96 per cent of the literature on Mother Teresa . (more...)
'Court can't interfere in religious freedom': Muslim body on Triple Talaq 'Court can't interfere in religious freedom': Muslim body on Triple Talaq
- September 03, 2016

The apex court had last week issued notice to the Central Government on the plea of a Muslim woman challenging the Constitutional validity of "triple talaq " to end a marriage. At the last hearing in the Supreme Court in June, the Board said there has already been a court ruling which barred courts from examining the validity of personal law practices. (more...)
Florida finds Zika in trapped mosquitoes, first in US mainland
- September 03, 2016

Putnam said in a statement today. The first USA hot zone for locally transmitted cases of Zika was identified in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, in late July. Others said scientists should seize the chance now to prevent Zika from becoming entrenched elsewhere. That is how previous Congresses handled earlier public health emergencies such as bird flu and Ebola. (more...)
Donald Trump accuses Barack Obama of lying about 'Iran ransom payment' Donald Trump accuses Barack Obama of lying about 'Iran ransom payment'
- September 03, 2016

Republican lawmakers also criticized the action, saying it undermined the longstanding USA opposition to ransom payments. Republicans including Donald Trump pounced on Thursday's admission as proof that President Barack Obama's government had misled the American people. (more...)
Trump meets with black leaders in Philadelphia
- September 03, 2016

When Donald Trump is interviewed by Bishop Wayne Jackson Saturday as part of Trump's effort to fix his rock-bottom approval ratings among African-American voters, he won't be speaking off the cuff. There has been pushback from the community regarding the visit, Jackson said. During a brief photo opportunity, Trump spoke with a congressional candidate named Deborah Williams, who told the NY businessman, "I am very excited that you're here and I hope people will understand and really think ... (more...)
Phoenix mayor: Police ready for Trump protests
- September 03, 2016

Earlier this month, Trump gave a fiery speech in which he promised to institute "extreme vetting" of immigrants to protect the nation from radical Islamic terror, as part of his plan for fighting terrorism. "In this task, we will always err on the side of protecting the American people - we will use immigration law to prevent crimes, and will not wait until some innocent American has been harmed or killed before taking action", he was quoted by Reuters as having said. (more...)
Turkey's president says Kurds have not withdrawn as US says Turkey's president says Kurds have not withdrawn as US says
- September 03, 2016

Last week, Turkey sent troops across the border to help Syrian rebels capture the town of Jarablus. The U.S. has called on both sides to stop fighting each other and focus on defeating the Islamic State group, hoping to halt days of clashes between a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally and a Kurdish force that has proven to be highly effective against IS. (more...)
Militant attack on American University in Kabul ends Militant attack on American University in Kabul ends
- September 03, 2016

Elite Afghan forces worked their way indoors, based on a senior interior ministry official and encircled the walled compound. Shortly after the lecture began, he said, there was a "very enormous and harsh sound " - an explosion roughly 50 meters from his classroom. (more...)
Trump proposals 'a real threat' for Mexico — Pena Nieto
- September 03, 2016

Bossie, a conservative operative and, until this week, president of Citizens United, has been named Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager. At an appearance in OH on Thursday, Trump again hammered home his tough message on illegal immigration. (more...)
Mylan says raising EpiPen price 500% isn't the problem Mylan says raising EpiPen price 500% isn't the problem
- September 03, 2016

But the savings card only helps insured patients and those uninsured and on Medicare will most likely have to pay the full price which is over $600. "My problem with buying them right now is my current provider doesn't have the access to accept the rebate so when I take my copay coupon in, they have no way of processing it", said Clifford. (more...)
Hispanic backers move away from Trump after immigration speech
- September 03, 2016

He said it was better to speak with Donald than "cross my arms" and do nothing in response to Trump's "affronts, insults and humiliations". "Those days are over". But he quickly said on Twitter that the wall came up, and there was no way Mexico would be paying. With the meeting held behind closed doors, it was impossible to know who was telling the truth. (more...)
Junior doctors set to strike for FIVE consecutive days
- September 03, 2016

The BMA's announcement marks a new low point in the bitter dispute between government and junior doctors over a new contract that the government claims is essential to deliver more comprehensive health services at evenings and weekends - the so-called "seven-day" service. (more...)
Repayments done from money with group companies: Sahara Repayments done from money with group companies: Sahara
- September 03, 2016

Further, the SC also said that on the next date of hearing, Sahara, apart from telling it about the source of funds, must also show proof of the same. The bench said it has never restrained Sahara from raising the money. Sahara had claimed that it had refunded Rs 23,000 crore to the investors. Sahara had also informed the court that it was negotiating the sale of its three overseas hotels - Grosvenor House Hotel in London, New York Plaza and Dream New York hotels. (more...)
'Life-threatening' Hurricane Hermine roars toward Florida
- September 03, 2016

Mr Scott, who declared an emergency in 51 counties, said 6,000 National Guardsmen were poised to mobilise for the storm's aftermath. Florida's governor ordered many state government offices to close at noon, including those in the state capital of Tallahassee, home to tens of thousands of state employees. (more...)
Explosion at night market in Philippine city of Davao, 10 dead
- September 03, 2016

The cause of the explosion remains unknown as of this posting but two persons were seen injured and taken by stretchers towards a waiting ambulance. Duterte's spokesman Ernesto Abella said the September 6-8 Asean meeting in Vientiane was "extraordinarily full" and that "a number of possible meetups have to be presently foregone". (more...)
Obama's transgender bathroom mandate blocked by federal judge Obama's transgender bathroom mandate blocked by federal judge
- September 03, 2016

The state of North Dakota has also joined a similar lawsuit to the Texas one, however the state's lawsuit is filed in Nebraska. "This recent injunction against transgender student protections stands in stark contrast to equality and we believe it will be overturned on appeal". (more...)
Uzbekistan: Reports Mount of Karimov's Death
- September 03, 2016

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (L) dances as Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev applauds next to him during Independence Day celebrations in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, August 31, 2007. Last year, Amnesty said that it was an "open secret that anyone who falls out of favour with the authorities can be detained and tortured in Uzbekistan". (more...)
TROPICS: Track of TS Hermine being monitored, could impact Carolina coast TROPICS: Track of TS Hermine being monitored, could impact Carolina coast
- September 03, 2016

Tornadoes are also possible late tonight into Thursday morning, mainly across central Florida. On the forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone will approach the northwest Florida coast in the warning area Thursday afternoon. All watches and warnings for this system have been dropped. All the systems are likely to bring drenching rain, high winds and churning seas in varying degrees of intensity right before one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. (more...)
Russia's Putin expects Turkish stream to be implemented
- September 03, 2016

Putin, who has always been wary of making Russian Federation too dependent financially on external markets, said that despite the budget deficit of around 3 percent of GDP this year, there was no need for foreign borrowing. He described Clinton and Trump as "very smart people" who "understand which buttons you need to press" to win support, calling it part of "the USA political culture". (more...)