Two explosions hit Thailand tourist resort town of Hua Hin

12 Aug, 2016

Edwin Wiek, who has lived in Thailand for nearly 30 years, said one bomb was near the London Bar, not far from the Hua Hin Beach. There were reports explosive devices had been placed in pot plants. The blasts occurred the day before the long weekend celebrating the Queen's birthday in Thailand, which is also marked as Mother's Day by locals. It was the worst blast in Thailand since a bomb at a shrine in Bangkok killed 20 people and injured scores more in August 2015.

Taliban close in on Helmand capital

12 Aug, 2016

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and the Taliban insurgents have suffered casualties in battle for the control of Nawa district in Helmand. There is a shortage of food and clean water. South of Lashkar Gah, the Taliban are making gains. Heavy fighting is raging in at least three districts - Nawa, Garmser and Nad-e Ali - according to civil society leader Sardar Mohammad Hamdard and Mirza Hussain Alizada, a provincial council member.

NBC says Rio Olympic viewership reaches parity with London

12 Aug, 2016

NBC began live-streaming Olympics competition in 2008 with the Summer Games in Beijing. But here comes the bigger advertising data: NBC Sports says it will amass more total advertising dollars - $1.2 billion - with the event looking to be "most profitable" than any other Olympics, according to Steve Burke, chief executive officer of NBCUniversal.

Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea

12 Aug, 2016

Ukrainian intelligence agencies have pointed to several recent incidents that may serve as a warning sign that Russian Federation is about to launch a military operation in Crimea. The latest war of words represents the most serious increase in tensions in months as a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine - that Kiev and the West blame on Moscow - drags on despite a stalled peace deal.

NATO says Turkey's membership not in question after failed coup

11 Aug, 2016

NATO said Wednesday that Turkey's membership of the military alliance is "not in question" following the failed coup in July as the organisation stressed its "very clear position" of continued support for Ankara . Turkey is pressing the United States to extradite US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen , whom it accuses of orchestrating the coup attempt, and has expressed frustration at its slow response.

Turkish rear admiral seeks asylum in US

11 Aug, 2016

The asylum bid of Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Mustafa Ugurlu is the first known such case involving a Turkish military officer in the United States as Turkey is purging its military ranks after the unsuccessful attempt to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S.

Oscar Pistorius Receives Treatment for Wrist Injuries

08 Aug, 2016

Commenting on the decision to send Pistorius to a hospital, Nxumalo, the correctional services official, referred to past reports of tension between the convicted murderer and a prison nurse who testified about alleged confrontations over medication and other issues while the runner was serving an earlier manslaughter sentence.

Rare footage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after atomic bombing

08 Aug, 2016

The event was one of many planned across the state this week by peace and faith groups to remember the 1945 bombings that killed about 200,000 people, mostly civilians. These bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people instantly and caused massive human suffering for decades. Three days later, the USA dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

Canadian Paralympic Committee happy with Russian ban

08 Aug, 2016

In contrast to the IPC, the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) chose not to hand Russian Federation a blanket ban from the Olympic Games. The Russia state-run program of cheating questioned the integrity and credibility of sport as we know it.

Vijay Rupani elected Gujarat Chief Minister, Nitin Patel to be his deputy

07 Aug, 2016

With tensions prevailing in the state and also elections coming up in a year, it remains to be seen whether he is the best bet for the Party or not. After long arguments, Anandiben was told that Nitin Patel is not on good terms with the Patidars and, hence, can not guarantee a win in the Gujarat 2017 Assembly elections.

Modi betrayed people of Andhra Pradesh over special status: Rahul

07 Aug, 2016

The whole meeting went for a long duration and it is believed that both discussed various issues, problems, and special status demand of the state. "Today 5cr ppl of Andhra are watching BJP-TDP betray them", he tweeted on the micro-blogging site Twitter .

Pence backs House Speaker Ryan, breaking with Trump

07 Aug, 2016

Arredondo and his wife Melida Arredondo, Alexander Arredondo's stepmother, joined with 17 other Gold Star Families - families of fallen service members - and blasted Trump's comments on Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala as "repugnant" and "offensive to us".

High court: School can block transgender teen from boys room

06 Aug, 2016

High school student Gavin Grimm, 17, sued the school board in Gloucester County, Virginia, previous year after it passed a policy requiring students to use bathrooms corresponding with their "biological sex", resulting in him being barred from the boys' bathroom.

Rajnath snubs Pakistan for patronising terror, skips lunch to return home

06 Aug, 2016

I will not comment whether Pakistan was right or wrong in not allowing coverage of my speech at the SAARC summit. And for all the hostility in India-Pakistan rhetoric, which is basically aimed at domestic politics in the two countries in the backdrop of the protests in Kashmir, his visit underlined the attempt to separate the SAARC ministerial from bilateral relations with the hosts.

Manufacturing sector growth hits 4-month high in July: PMI

06 Aug, 2016

China's economic growth held steady at 6.7 percent in the quarter ending in June but indicators lately have been mixed. The PMI survey, collated after the June 23 referendum, showed commercial construction dwindled and confidence flagged.

Woman killed, 5 hurt in London knife attack; suspect held

05 Aug, 2016

A woman has died after a mass stabbing in central London that police are probing as a possible terrorist attack. None has life-threatening injuries. Rowley said it appeared to be a "spontaneous attack and that the victims were selected at random ". The attack also came on a day Scotland Yard announced that 600 additional armed officers will be deployed around London's major sites, including British Museum, as part of anti-terror plans in the wake of ISIS attacks in Europe, and days ...

Packers' Aaron Rodgers looking forward to watching Favre

04 Aug, 2016

But no one is saying for sure. Rodgers hinted that he will make no more than a cameo appearance, if he takes to the field at all, against a Colts team that is planning to play all of its available players, including star quarterback Andrew Luck .

Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes

04 Aug, 2016

Health officials believe the infections occurred in a small area just north of downtown Miami, in the popular Wynwood arts district, Scott said. Four people - one woman and three men - have been identified as carrying the virus, apparently the first cases transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental United States.

Cousin of church attacker charged

02 Aug, 2016

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a church service in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, western France, on July 26, forced 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel to his knees and slit his throat. The mayor's office will ultimately decide whether or not Kermiche will be buried in the town. Petitjean lived more than 400 miles away from Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

'I'm taking the gloves off'

02 Aug, 2016

Former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has openly opposed Donald Trump's candidacy, says it is very likely that the Republican nominee wins the presidential election in November. Jeff Crank, a conservative talk radio host in Colorado, said if Coloradans support gun rights, law enforcement, the military and an end to political correctness, then they'll vote for Trump.

Philippine president issues ultimatum to leftist rebels for declaration of ceasefire

31 Jul, 2016

Duterte on Thursday, July 28, threatened to withdraw a ceasefire order he gave three days ago after suspected communist rebels killed a government militiaman and wounded four others in an attack. The CPP, through Spokesperson Aris Francisco, released a press statement on Friday night and said that the ambush was "in adherence to the directive by the NPA National Operations Command for Red fighters to maintain on alert status and on active defense mode".

Al-Qaida central gives OK to split with Syrian branch

29 Jul, 2016

Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, has announced it has split from al-Qaeda. The Nusra Front, long one of the most powerful rebel forces in Syria's five-year, multi-sided civil war, was excluded along with Islamic State from a US and Russian-backed ceasefire this year, a loophole other rebels blamed for the truce's collapse.

Pakistani Convict To Be Executed Despite International Pleas

29 Jul, 2016

The European Union and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called on Indonesia to impose an immediate moratorium on executions and the Indian and Pakistani governments said they were making urgent efforts to save two nationals among the condemned.

Flash flooding possible Thursday night, Friday morning

29 Jul, 2016

Locally, heavy rains will be possible in the Poconos, as well as in the Wyoming and DE valleys, which may be enough to cause flooding, primarily in poor-drainage areas such as in urban locations, according to the NWS. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop tat lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very risky situation. Never cross a flooded roadway.

Medical Marijuana Available in Florida Next Week

28 Jul, 2016

Medical marijuana is perhaps one of the biggest emerging practices in healthcare management since the onslaught of support for it in recent years has expanded to enormous proportions. Five additional nurseries are growing and extracting oil from cannabis, according to DOH, and could soon join Trulieve in legally selling medical marijuana .

Julian Assange dismisses claim that Russian Federation hacked DNC servers

28 Jul, 2016

The release could cloud the upcoming Democratic party convention, which kicks off next week in Philadelphia. This is instead of trying to address the principle issue of the DNC email scandal: roughly plotting against rival Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

44 killed in Syria by truck loaded with explosives

28 Jul, 2016

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through its propaganda agency Amaq , which said over 100 persons had been killed in the truck bombing attack on the headquarters of "Kurdish units". The predominantly Kurdish, US-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been the main force fighting Isis in northern Syria, capturing significant territory from the extremists over the past two years.

Muslim women beaten over beef rumour; MP Home Minister hints at action

28 Jul, 2016

When asked about action against the attackers in Mandsaur, the minister said the police will act if the two women file a complaint against them. "The entire country knows that in the name of cow protection, atrocities are being committed in states where the BJP is in power".

New White House Directive Amps Up Federal Cyber Response

28 Jul, 2016

Further, it applies such policies and procedures to incidents in which a federal agency is a victim of a cyber attack and is aimed at assuring that cyber responses are "consistent and integrated with broader national preparedness and incident response policies" in order to "seamlessly integrate with actions taken to address physical consequences caused by malicious cyber activity ."...

Congressman Hank Johnson Compares Israeli West Bank Settlers To 'Termites'

27 Jul, 2016

Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the Washington Free Beacon reported . "Demonization, dehumanization of settlers doesn't advance peace", it tweeted . Johnson responded on Twitter with an apology and a clarification. The moderator of Monday's discussion, Josh Ruebner, called Johnson a leader in fighting for Palestinian rights and writing letters criticizing Israel, and nothing the congressman said contradicted that portrayal.

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