India's Modi announces manned space mission, health care scheme for millions

India has yet to select the astronauts that will travel aboard the ship, but confirmed the cosmonauts could be men or women. They launched over 100 satellites. A crucial sensor in the main craft malfunctioned in July experts believe. Mr Sivan said... More..

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Former Iran minister: Do not oppose partition of Iraq
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Former Iran minister: Do not oppose partition of Iraq

He predicted that abandoning the United States dollar would negatively affect trade relations between the two countries, and that it would be hard to maintain the same commercial level under sanctions. "Our eco...More..

Worker killed falling into Value-Added Tax of oil near Disney World
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Worker killed falling into Value-Added Tax of oil near Disney World

A 61-year-old man had slipped and fallen into a Value-Added Tax of oil at the facility. The man and a co-worker were emptying oil and grease byproduct from a truck into a Value-Added Tax when the man slipped ...More..

Putin asks for urgent summit with Kim Jong
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Putin asks for urgent summit with Kim Jong

Moon and Kim held their second meeting at the border village of Panmunjom on May 26. "Our eyes are wide open with respect to the risks, but it is our fervent hope that chairman Kim wants to make a strategic...More..

Wildfire smoke rolls into region
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wildfire smoke rolls into region

The smoke choking the Tri-Cities could get worse. "We pretty much maxed out here (Tuesday)". The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday issued several advisories. Those recommendations are es...More..

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wildfires prompt B.C. to declare state of emergency

Declarations of provincial states of emergency may be issued by the minister responsible under the Emergency Program Act. Mike Farnsworth, minister of public safety, made the declaration today based on the re...More..

Paris’ eco-friendly public urinals disgust locals
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Paris’ eco-friendly public urinals disgust locals

Although three of the contraptions were installed elsewhere in Paris during the spring, their arrival on the exclusive Ile Sainte-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral, has met with a more robust response. '...More..

Expect President Trump to Take Security Clearances Away From Former Obama Aids
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Expect President Trump to Take Security Clearances Away From Former Obama Aids

Ms Sanders accused the officials of having "politicised and in some cases monetised their public service and security clearances " as well as "making baseless accusations" against the president . Experts said...More..

Kerala rains: IMD issues red alert for entire state, Kochi airport shut
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Kerala rains: IMD issues red alert for entire state, Kochi airport shut

Authorities in the southern state, which is home to 33 million people, have placed local agencies on the highest alert level in what has turned out to be Kerala's worst monsoon in nearly a century. The weather ...More..

Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan

In a statement from the president read by administration spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House, the president accused Brennan of using his access to the nation's secrets for personal benefit...More..

Trump Hires Harder, Hunk Hogan's Gawker-Toppling Lawyer, In Dispute Against Omarosa
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trump Hires Harder, Hunk Hogan's Gawker-Toppling Lawyer, In Dispute Against Omarosa

The revelation this week that former White House assistant Omarosa Manigault Newman was offered a high-paying job on Trump's re-election campaign in return for signing a nondisclosure agreement was the clea...More..

Uproar as politician praises White Australia policy, urges Muslim ban
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Uproar as politician praises White Australia policy, urges Muslim ban

Anning is the first and only senator for the far-right Katter's Australian Party, founded in 2011 by Bob Katter, the party's sole MP. "I'm a Muslim migrant, I'm about to be a Senator and there's not a damn ...More..

Top 10 quotes from PM's I-Day speech | Narendra Modi | Independence Day
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Top 10 quotes from PM's I-Day speech | Narendra Modi | Independence Day

Modi said his government would launch from September 25 a previously announced medical insurance scheme, dubbed "Modicare", to give about 500 million poor people annual health cover of 500,000 rupees ($7,200) t...More..

Dozens feared dead as motorway bridge collapses in Italy
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dozens feared dead as motorway bridge collapses in Italy

State police posted a video showing part of the structure falling, with a man in the background yelling, "Oh God, oh, God". There was confusion over the exact death toll, which kept rising during the day. T...More..

Manafort's defense rests after calling no witnesses
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Manafort's defense rests after calling no witnesses

The defense also attacked the prosecution's key witness , Manafort's former protégé Rick Gates , who testified that he and Manafort falsified documents presented to banks and the IRS. Manafort's defense res...More..

Hundreds Injured As Spanish Festival Platform Collapses Into Sea
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hundreds Injured As Spanish Festival Platform Collapses Into Sea

A total of 266 people were injured , five of them seriously with broken bones requiring hospitalisation, the regional health minister in the northwestern region of Galicia , Jesus Vazquez Almuina, told local ...More..

China forcing Muslims into 'reeducation' camps
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

China forcing Muslims into 'reeducation' camps

The Chinese government was challenged on reports of mass detention and forced indoctrination in the Xinjiang region during a United Nations meeting in Geneva last week. But UN's McDougall said that member...More..

Report details decades of sexual abuse by priests
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro planned to publicly release the 884-page document in late June, but the report was held up while the identities of persons criticized in the report are blacked out ...More..

Thousands mourn Yemeni children killed by Saudi coalition air strike
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thousands mourn Yemeni children killed by Saudi coalition air strike

The children died when a bus bringing them back from a picnic at a cemetery near the town of Dahyan was struck by a missile on Thursday. The coalition initially said its actions were "legitimate", but later s...More..

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

An 80-metre section of the bridge, including one set of the supports that tower above it, crashed down onto the roof of a factory and other buildings, crushing at least one truck and plunging huge slabs of conc...More..

Koreas Meet September In Pyongyang
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Koreas Meet September In Pyongyang

Kim Eui-keum, spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, told a press briefing that it seemed to be a bit hard for the summit to be held in early September, which he said means the Sept. The ministerial ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wildfire smoke brings regional health warning — QUALITY ALERT

Of particular concern, said the release, is exposure for infants, the elderly and those with diabetes, and lung or heart disease. The Washington Smoke Information blog - a coordinated effort by county, stat...More..

Blast in Northern Syria Kills 39
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Blast in Northern Syria Kills 39

Rescue workers used bulldozers to remove rubble and get people out of two damaged buildings. The arms dump is reported to have been in the basement of one of the houses, although it is unclear what sparked th...More..

KWS shoots dead hippo that killed Chinese tourist in Lake Naivasha
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

KWS shoots dead hippo that killed Chinese tourist in Lake Naivasha

A Chinese tourist , identified as 66-year-old Chang Ming Chuang , was reportedly attempting to photograph a hippopotamus at a wildlife resort on Lake Naivasha, 90km (56 miles) north-west of the capital, Nair...More..

Vienna is world's most liveable city; New Delhi on 112, Mumbai 117
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Vienna is world's most liveable city; New Delhi on 112, Mumbai 117

Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign. The 10 least liveabl...More..

Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

Finally, the report calls for clear lines of responsibility and accountability to manage the process of establishing and growing the Space Force , including the appointment of an assistant secretary of defense...More..

Compound defendants to be released pending trial
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Compound defendants to be released pending trial

The father was wanted on a warrant from Georgia issued on suspicion of abducting his son. Backus ruled that she would allow the defendants to be released pending further hearings on conditions, including that...More..

Baltimore cop on paid leave after beating a man on camera
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Baltimore cop on paid leave after beating a man on camera

In a news release, Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said the man was not criminally charged and has been released from custody. Brown said McGrier was sitting on steps when Williams passed by in his ve...More..

Westminster crash: auto smashes into security barriers outside Houses of Parliament
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Westminster crash: auto smashes into security barriers outside Houses of Parliament

Armed police cordoned off streets surrounding the heart of Britain's government. Footage on social media showed a handcuffed man, dressed in jeans and a black puffer jacket, being led away by heavily armed poli...More..

Democrats' hopes to take US House could stumble in Minnesota
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Democrats' hopes to take US House could stumble in Minnesota

The poll also found Democrats are nearly evenly split when asked whether Pelosi should remain in party leadership, while 79-percent of independents said Democrats need to find a new leader. Fifty-six percent ...More..