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World News Madonna Moves to Portugal, Works on New Album and Movie
Author: 0 Madonna Moves to Portugal, Works on New Album and Movie

Madonna has started her "next chapter!" A spokesperson for the singer has confirmed the news to the AP, saying that Madonna fell in love with the country when she finished her 2004 tour there. "It's time to conquer the world from a different vantage point", she continued. This will be the next Chapter in My Book! She last dropped an album in 2015.

World News Troopers on patrol for unsafe drivers this weekend
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Troopers set up sobriety checkpoints as well as DUI patrols around CT. State police, local police departments and sheriff's offices, as well as the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, AAA Mid-Atlantic, and the Virginia-based Washington Regional Alcohol Program, are working together on two annual campaigns aimed at lowering risky-driving behaviors: the Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign and Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.).

World News Second World War Bomb Successfully Defused In Frankfurt
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The bomb, believed to have been dropped by Britain's Royal Air Force during the 1939-45 war, took longer than expected to defuse, however residents were safe to return to their home by nightfall. Police combed the streets and used a helicopter with a heat-sensitive camera to ensure that the area was clear, but the presence of several holdouts meant that the process did not begin at noon, as officials had hoped.

World News Kenya: Girls' school fire claims 7 lives, 16 wounded
Author: 0 Kenya: Girls' school fire claims 7 lives, 16 wounded

Police said the cause of the fire is yet to be known but they suspect arson and the school, which has an estimated 1,183 students, has been closed for two weeks to facilitate investigations. But Tasha's parents, Titus and Zippy Wanjala, are glad that they were finally taking their daughter home. One of the students said the dormitory will always hold bad memories for her.

World News Erdogan condemns abuses of Rohingya in call to Suu Kyi: presidency
Author: 0 Erdogan condemns abuses of Rohingya in call to Suu Kyi: presidency

Recent Nobel prize victor Malala Yousafzai has called on her fellow laureate to condemn the "tragic and shameful treatment" of Myanmar's Rohingya population. The participants of the rally were holding placards, demanding global community to take notice of the brutalities against Muslims in Myanmar. "The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting".

World News Trump Hints At Withdrawal From US-South Korea Free Trade Deal
Author: 0 Trump Hints At Withdrawal From US-South Korea Free Trade Deal

The statement from Jae-in's office said, "Sharing the view that South Korea needs to bolster its defense capabilities to counter North Korea's provocations and threats, the two leaders agreed in principle to revise the missile guidelines to a level that the South Korean side desires".

World News Mattis Disputes Reports Of Being At Odds With Trump
Author: 0 Mattis Disputes Reports Of Being At Odds With Trump

The communist country also threatened in early August that it would fire on the USA -held pacific territory of Guam. North Korea has made it clear that it sees its weapons program, which demands regular testing to flawless, as the only way to contest decades of USA hostility, by which it means the huge US military presence in South Korea, Japan and the Pacific.

World News Zambia Beat Algeria, Ivory Coast Thrash Gabon
Author: 0 Zambia Beat Algeria, Ivory Coast Thrash Gabon

Algeria stay bottom of Group B on 1 point from three game and are a point behind 3rd placed Cameroon who lost 4-0 away to Nigeria in the other Group B clash earlier on Friday in Uyo. Algeria , on one point, must win their remaining games and hope the Super Eagles lose at least two matches if they're to stand any chance of progressing.

World News Clooney warns 'dark cloud' hangs over US
Author: 0 Clooney warns 'dark cloud' hangs over US

In great shape, George Clooney has initially joined her co-stars Julianne Moore and Matt Damon to attend the traditional photocall, before joining his wife for the big night. and the damage that is being done to the institutions with Donald Trump as president. At a news conference earlier in the day, Clooney said the US now is "probably the angriest I have ever seen the country, and I lived through the Watergate period of time".

World News Steely Dan Guitarist Walter Becker Dead at 67
Author: 0 Steely Dan Guitarist Walter Becker Dead at 67

Steely Dan played without Becker at the Classic East and West concerts this summer and at the time Donald Fagen told Billboard , "Walter's recovering from a procedure and hopefully he'll be fine very soon". If you're a Steely Dan fan you have to check out the Aja documentary. insane. The pair formed the band at Bard College in NY and their jazz-flavoured music saw them sell 40m records.

World News USA orders closure of Russian consulate
Author: 0 USA orders closure of Russian consulate

In July, Moscow ordered the United States to slash its diplomatic and technical staff in Russian Federation by more than 50 per cent, expelling 755 people, in response to fresh U.S. Mr Lavrov hinted on Friday Russia might look at ordering further reductions in U.S. embassy staff, suggesting Moscow had been generous last time by allowing Washington to keep "more than 150" extra people.

World News Mattis Officially Signs Orders to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
Author: 0 Mattis Officially Signs Orders to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

However, he said that the additional troops will include advisers and support personnel that will enable the Afghan force to fight more effectively. It had previously said there were 8,400 troops in the country. Pentagon officials announced Wednesday that approximately 11,000 troops are now stationed in Afghanistan, significantly more than the 8,400 previously reported .

World News Vice President Pence speaks on Harvey from Texas
Author: 0 Vice President Pence speaks on Harvey from Texas

The group then traveled to the small coastal town of Rockport, Texas, one of the first areas hit by Harvey, to visit with Texans facing the aftermath of the storm at the First Baptist Church of Rockport. Harvey's 52 inches of rain set the record for the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the continental United States. Residents of Rockport were among the first in the USA hit by Harvey.

World News No, We're Definitely Not Paying For Your Border Wall
Author: 0 No, We're Definitely Not Paying For Your Border Wall

On Sunday, Trump also blasted Mexico and Canada on Twitter for being "very difficult" in the renegotiation of NAFTA . He tweeted referring to the NAFTA trade negotiations that both Mexico and Canada were being very hard. We're going to have our wall. "I don't really believe he's concerned as much over Canada as much as maybe Mexico", LePage said, referring to the president.

World News Prabhas role in Saaho revealed
Author: 0 Prabhas role in Saaho revealed

Their second schedule will commence shortly", a source close to the film was quoted as saying. It is the same case with Neil Nitin Mukesh too, but his types are preferred (a promising but failed actor in Bollywood), so that is alright. But, no official confirmation was made from the actor's part or from the makers side. Many names popped up for the role but finally Shraddha Kapoor was selected to romance with Prabhas in Saaho .

World News Britain, Japan discuss possible new United Nations resolution against North Korea
Author: 0 Britain, Japan discuss possible new United Nations resolution against North Korea

North Korea on Tuesday fired a Hwasong-12 missile - reportedly capable of carrying a nuclear payload - that traveled almost 2,700 kilometers into the Pacific and triggered alert warnings as it flew over northern Japan . The UK can not negotiate bilateral trade deals until it leaves the European Union in 2019. Pyongyang has tested a barrage of missiles over the past years, but it is the first time it launches what is believed to be a ballistic missile over Japan.

World News 56% Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'
Author: 0 56% Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'

He stressed that broad swaths of American society would benefit from corporate tax cuts that would make US companies more competitive. This is probably a good sign: too often, when lawmakers talk about tax reform , they focus only on the benefits of lower tax rates.

World News Trump expected to rescind Obama-era immigration policy
Author: 0 Trump expected to rescind Obama-era immigration policy

According to Fox News , a senior administration official said that the immigration program could end as early as Friday. The idea of allowing the roughly 800,000 immigrants now protected by the program to stay for as long as two years under current work permits is supported even by numerous groups that want DACA scrapped.

World News Pentagon acknowledges about 11000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Pentagon acknowledges about 11000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan

The B-52s will remain based in Qatar but will be tasked to cover Afghanistan. Officials say the new tally includes temporary and covert units as well as regular forces. "Each operational theater is different, and we have to consider different concerns", she told reporters. On Monday, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said Mattis had directed Dunford "to put together a plan to achieve the strategic goals of the president's strategy".

World News Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives
Author: 0 Texas woman, daughter rescued from high water; only child survives

According to police in Beaumont, Texas , two hours northeast of Houston, one Texas mother has died after trying to save her infant daughter amid the rushing waters. "Water was still high so a citizen helped by allowing first responders to load the mother and daughter in his truck and brought them all to a waiting ambulance at Laurel and 23rd Street".

World News South Asia monsoon flooding kills 1200, displaces millions
Author: 0 South Asia monsoon flooding kills 1200, displaces millions

Tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed by the monsoon rains, and the United Nations estimates that nearly 41 million people have been affected in the three countries. "I had to stay the night at my office since train services were cancelled". Some roads have been hit by waist-deep flooding. "This year farming has collapsed due to floods and we will witness a sharp rise in unemployment", said Anirudh Kumar, a disaster management official in Bihar's capital ...

World News Arkema expects chemical fire at flooded Texas plant
Author: 0 Arkema expects chemical fire at flooded Texas plant

Facility managers said they were monitoring the temperature levels remotely, and working with officials from the Department of Homeland Security. Residents living within 1.5-mile radius of the plant were evacuated Tuesday, along with a skeleton crew of Arkema workers who had stayed behind during the storm in case of an emergency.

World News Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader
Author: 0 Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader

Alex Rowley has ruled himself out of the contest to find the next leader of Scottish Labour . Jackie Baillie , the party's Economy spokesperson and in the Scottish Parliament since 1999 is also one to watch, as is Jenny Marra , MSP for North East Scotland, who in 2014 Co-Chaired Jim Murphy's leadership election campaign.

World News Saudi Arabia's digital platforms offer insight into Hajj
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's digital platforms offer insight into Hajj

A 104-year-old Indonesian woman has expressed thanks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman for being hosted by the Kingdom during the Hajj pilgrimage . While Thursday is the Arafat Day, the peak of the Hajj rite in Saudi Arabia, other Muslims across the world would observe Eid-Kabir Celebration on Friday September 1, 2017.

World News Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen Depart for Texas
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Coast Guard units across the Great Lakes are arriving in Texas to assist with rescue efforts. The overwhelming disaster caused an outpouring of support and relief from other states, and several National Guard units converged on the hardest-hit areas to offer manpower, equipment and support.

World News Ajay speaks on his 'Baadshaho' shoot with Kapil Sharma getting cancelled
Author: 0 Ajay speaks on his 'Baadshaho' shoot with Kapil Sharma getting cancelled

All attempts by the show's crew to contact Kapil were vain as the comedian's phone of switched off. Kapil's health problem also led to cancellation of The Kapil Sharma Show shootings. Ajay said, "Working in multi-starrer is a lot more fun". Ajay Devgn , who is promoting his film along with others in New Delhi, was asked about the incident about Kapil Sharma not showing up and them storming out of the sets of the show.

World News USA airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants
Author: 0 USA airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants

He added that the coalition was closely monitoring the convoy and where it was headed. "Today, August 28, 2017, is the Second Liberation Day of Lebanon that will be recorded someday in the history of Lebanon and of the region, whether the Lebanese government recognizes it or not", Nasrallah said, calling for celebrations to be held Thursday in the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek.

World News Anti-Whaling Group Throws in Towel Against Japan-for Now
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He decided that his fleet would regroup and produce different strategies, instead of spending our " limited resources on another campaign to the Southern Ocean ". A ruling by the International Court of Justice in 2014 against Japan's whaling has been skirted by a revised kill quota. The country's Ministry of Fisheries said the program is necessary to study the best methods of managing minke populations.

World News Joel Osteen Responds to Claims He Closed Church to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Author: 0 Joel Osteen Responds to Claims He Closed Church to Hurricane Harvey Victims

He added that such is peace even when it can not be understood. If WE could get there WE WOULD OPEN THE DOORS. As the former home of the Houston Rockets , the church's 16,000 seats are spacious enough for big crowds. He said it would "house people once shelters reach capacity". Notable, Lakewood Church was not among the listing of shelters. Lakewood Church sent photos to ABC News Monday evening that it said shows flooding in and around its complex.

Author: 0 Texas Republicans have a new perspective on federal disaster aid

The same Texas lawmakers seeking federal funds after Hurricane Harvey are hypocrites , Gov. Chris Christie said Monday, noting that some of those same lawmakers voted against sending relief to New Jersey and NY after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

World News Trump Responds to Controversial Arpaio Pardon
Author: 0 Trump Responds to Controversial Arpaio Pardon

Sheriff Urquhart tweeted on August 25 expressing disapproval of President Trump's pardon of Arpaio, stating: "Sheriff Joe violated the Constitution". "I appreciate what the president did", Arpaio told The Associated Press as he celebrated the news over an Italian restaurant meal and someone in his party ordered champagne.

World News Local lawmakers react to House passing education bill
Author: 0 Local lawmakers react to House passing education bill

IL law enforcement are no longer to hold people on civil immigration warrants, also known as immigration detainers, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law on Monday. Gov. Bruce Rauner was in the Senate for the vote. IL has already missed two state aid payments due schools. Contributions can be directed toward a specific school, but not students or groups of students.

World News India withdraws troops from Doklam; China still silent on road construction
Author: 0 India withdraws troops from Doklam; China still silent on road construction

The MEA statement did not explicitly say if Chinese and Indian troops have withdrawn from the area but China claimed in a statement yesterday that Indian troops have pulled back. Can China-India row be the catalyst for a dispute resolution system among top emerging nations? The dispute began in mid-June when China began building a road in the area where China, India and Bhutan meet.

World News Trump hits Harvey, NAFTA and border wall in wide-ranging morning of tweets
Author: 0 Trump hits Harvey, NAFTA and border wall in wide-ranging morning of tweets

United States lawmakers return from their summer recess on September 5 needing to come up with a deal to fund the government and raise the federal debt ceiling. At the same time, according to the report, he said, "If you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys anymore because I can not live with that".

World News Storm Harvey: Coast Guard urges people not to tweet for help
Author: 0 Storm Harvey: Coast Guard urges people not to tweet for help

The Nebraska National Guard has deployed equipment and personnel to help in ongoing hurricane Harvey relief operations in the USA state of Texas, Nebraska Governor Pete Rickett's office said in a press release on Monday. Crews will leave at 6 a.m. Monday. Tony Hahn, commander, Sector Corpus Christi in the release. The evacuations shut-in an estimated 21.64% of Gulf oil production, and about 25.71% of natural gas production.

World News Dad charged after girl, 3, found shot dead
Author: 0 Dad charged after girl, 3, found shot dead

It's believed the young girl was inside the family home with her mother and three young siblings, aged between three and eight, at the time of the shooting. "The mum came into the house and it was chaotic and all of that", he told the Telegraph. "She was just saying it was his fault, he shouldn't have had a gun in the house".

World News Nurse convicted of killing two patients may have killed more
Author: 0 Nurse convicted of killing two patients may have killed more

The investigation that led to the convictions also caused prosecutors to believe the nurse had killed many more patients. Authorities subsequently investigated hundreds of deaths and exhumed former patients in Delmenhorst and Oldenburg. "If the people responsible at the time, particularly at the Oldenburg clinic but also later in Delmenhorst, hadn't hesitated to alert authorities ...for example police, prosecutors" then Hegel would have been discovered earlier, Kuehme said during the press ...

World News Indian spiritual guru gets 20 years in prison
Author: 0 Indian spiritual guru gets 20 years in prison

Three hours of violence , arson and clashes between his followers and the security personnel left 38 people dead and over 200 injured. The rape case against Ram Rahim has been dragging since April, 2002 when an anonymous letter written to the Punjab and Haryana chief justice complained of sexual exploitation of women followers at the Dera .

World News Three-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead As Siblings Looked On Inside Sydney Home
Author: 0 Three-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead As Siblings Looked On Inside Sydney Home

Police have released few details about how the tragedy unfolded and detectives from Quakers Hill Local Area Command are investigating and talking to the family. He was later taken away in the back of a Police van. "The whole family was gorgeous, we only just found out about it, we're all in shock", one mother told News Corp about the girl often seen at her mother's side when picking up her boys.

World News Are Diplomatic Visits Underway For Iran and Saudi Arabia?
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However, it said that Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has discussed "mutual ties and ways of reinforcing and developing them" in a phone call with his Iranian opposite number Mohammad Javad Zarif. Qatar refused to bow to the demands within a 10-day deadline, and the anti-Qatar bloc has begun to shift its focus toward six principles on combating extremism and terrorism.

World News Rohingya Muslims desperate to cross into Bangladesh after Rakhine violence
Author: 0 Rohingya Muslims desperate to cross into Bangladesh after Rakhine violence

Rohingyas. Mohammed Shafi, who lives in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, said his cousin in Myanmar had told him by telephone "the military is everywhere". Thousands of Rohingya have fled towards Bangladesh, but authorities there have refused to let a lot of them in, with an untold number of people - mainly women and children -stranded along the border zone.

World News A Deal with The Devil? Hezbollah Now in Talks with ISIS
Author: 0 A Deal with The Devil? Hezbollah Now in Talks with ISIS

The Lebanese Army, which announced the cease-fire in a statement , said the truce allowed negotiations to proceed in efforts recover its missing soldiers from 2014. The deal was also a departure from previous Lebanese government policy toward Syrian refugees, which had held that returns to Syria would only be facilitated by Beirut if they were approved by the United Nations.

World News NHC: Issues advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located near Georgia coast
Author: 0 NHC: Issues advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located near Georgia coast

Note that north of Duck, North Carolina, hazards from this system will be handled with non-tropical products issued by local National Weather Service offices. It is located at 31.2 degrees north and 80.0 degrees west with winds at 35 miles per hour. Strong and damaging winds are not likely. The heaviest rains Sunday were expected in the Naples area, Baxter said.

World News Why the Gandhis chose to skip Lalu's Patna rally
Author: 0 Why the Gandhis chose to skip Lalu's Patna rally

Images released by the RJD and the ANI news agency of a Lalu Prasad Yadav's rally in Patna on Sunday may have narrated the "real" story. Asked about his party warning that participation in the rally would invite action against him, Sharad refused to make any comment saying " Kuch nahi bolna hain (I have nothing to say)".

World News Trump lauds chief of staff reported to establish White House control system
Author: 0 Trump lauds chief of staff reported to establish White House control system

Democrats have intermittently raised the topic, but Corker, who Trump considered last summer for vice president, was the first high-ranking Republican to call Trump's mental competence into question. You know, the one Trump said Mexico would pay for . Here's the final entry in the wall discussion today in the very silly game of asking the questions to the person who does not know the answer to the questions and does not even know what an answer is.

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