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India court bans Islamic instant divorce

India court bans Islamic instant divorce

The contentious and controversial practice of triple talaq , practised by Sunni Muslims for almost 1,400 years, was set aside by a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday (August 22). Some Muslim clerics have also recognized instant divorces if the word " talaq " is texted or emailed to the wife, The Guardian reported Tuesday. "The majority view of the Supreme Court is absolutely clear that this instant pronouncement is not fundamental to the religion itself. Read More

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US sailors missing after warship collision

US sailors missing after warship collision

Singapore also joined the rescue operation for the missing sailors. The American destroyer was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore when the collision was reported at 6:24 am Japan Standard Time. President Donald Trump reacted to the collision by saying: That's too bad after which he took to Twitter wishing recovery of missing sailors. Seven sailors were killed in the crash, and a number of others were injured. Read More

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Kim Wall died in accident on board submarine: Peter Madsen

Kim Wall died in accident on board submarine: Peter Madsen

HELSINKI-The body of a woman has been found in the Baltic Sea near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine, police in Denmark said late Monday. Madsen's lawyer said that her client is relieved that the new information has been exposed but still maintains his innocence. "The investigations confirm that the sinking of the submarine was allegedly a effect of a deliberate act", according to Copenhagen police, the New York Post reported. Read More

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Finnish intelligence warned of possible violence in Turku before stabbing attack

Finnish intelligence warned of possible violence in Turku before stabbing attack

Police have previously described the suspect as an asylum seeker from Morocco who deliberately targeted women in the attack at a market square in the southwestern port of Turku on Friday, which left two people dead and eight injured. Within hours of the attack in the shopping district of the mid-sized city on Friday, authorities had announced increased police patrols across the country, with police later saying they had arrested five people who had been in contact with the suspect. Read More

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Harvey Weakens … Watching System North of the Leeward Islands

Harvey Weakens … Watching System North of the Leeward Islands

Two areas in the eastern Atlantic have low development chances over the next 5 days. The major global models do not intensify this storm system. From there it looks like it will make landfall in Mexico come the end of the week. Now referred to as Invest 09L, the trough of low pressure is producing thunderstorms and showers in the Caribbean and forecasters are watching closely to see how it interacts with the Yucatan Peninsula as it crosses land. Read More

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At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border. Suresh Achaya, told IPS. In Nepal, many areas remain cut off after the most recent destructive floods and landslides on August 11 and 12. Villages and communities are stranded without food, water and electricity. Read More

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Secret Service Can't Afford to Pay Agents to Protect Trump Family

Secret Service Can't Afford to Pay Agents to Protect Trump Family

He returned to D.C. late Sunday from a "working vacation" at his New Jersey golf club . Trump requires 42 people to have Secret Service protection, including 18 members of his family. The Secret Service's motto is "Worthy of Trust and Confidence". "I don't see this changing in the near term", a defeated Alles concluded. The additional workload had led to an increasing number of agents resigning from the ranks of the agency, he revealed. Read More

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Calls to remove Confederate monuments, symbols multiply

Calls to remove Confederate monuments, symbols multiply

But the House filed a bill to replace Smith with Douglas, and even that bill died when state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, took issue with the selection process and suggested that a statue of Walt Disney would be more apt. Lee's great-great grandson. A spokeswoman for Kaine, Sarah Peck, said the senator "also believes the Senate needs to work to combat hate crimes and address the fundamental inequities in our society that have left African-Americans and families of color in this ... Read More

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Leeds accept Burnley's bid for striker Chris Wood

The New Zealand International is expected to join the Turf Moor outfit for £15million subject to a medical, which will take place before the weekend is out. "Yesterday Chris rejected a very good offer from us". He posted on social media: "Due to strong interest from a Premier League team, the ongoing discussions with the club, and given it has always been my ambition to play at the highest level, I don't feel it is right that I play today". Read More

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Floods claim 36 more lives in Northeast, Bihar

Floods claim 36 more lives in Northeast, Bihar

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is on a visit to Balrampur and Sidharthnagar districts to review the flood situation. 202 people have so far died in the state as swirling floodwaters submerged hundreds of villages and swept away homes. The Brahmaputra river continues to flow above the danger mark in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri. An East Central Railways statement said that 39 trains have been cancelled as water overtopped tracks. Read More

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Three children are found dead in Maryland home

Three children are found dead in Maryland home

He has been charged with murder in the deaths of his Nadiara Janae Withers, 6, Ariana Elizabeth DeCree, 9, and Ajayah Royale DeCree, 6. Police said they found a 2-year-old girl, who was unharmed, in the home when they arrived. Starting at a Friday evening public interview, police still weren't discharging the names of the kids, or how they were connected. According to police Williams confessed at the scene and he remains in custody. Read More

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Two Florida police officers shot dead

Two Florida police officers shot dead

Two Kissimmee police officers were shot Friday night, the department reported on its Twitter account . The Kissimmee Police Department confirmed the information via Twitter. Two suspects were in custody and police officers were searching for one more early Saturday morning. "Both officers involved in shooting were fathers", O'Dell said. Read More

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South Africa border officials on alert to prevent departure of Mugabe's wife

South Africa border officials on alert to prevent departure of Mugabe's wife

Until there is a decision on the immunity application, he said, "the whole investigation is in abeyance". "We just want to make sure that everybody is equal before the law and that there should not be selective prosecution", said Nel. Gabriella Engels during a press conference. The Engels family has enlisted the legal help of Gerrie Nel, the former state prosecutor who secured a murder conviction against track star Oscar Pistorius . Read More

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Safe alternatives to watch the solar eclipse without glasses

Safe alternatives to watch the solar eclipse without glasses

Long answer? It depends on where you are. The University invites the public to view the "Great American Solar Eclipse ", which it has been called by popular media outlets. From that time forward, numerous recorded tablets and texts from cultures in the Middle East and Mediterranean would regard the eclipse as dire warnings ranging from the fear that their leader would soon die to God's wrath for some imagined group sin. Read More

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Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed

Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed

Many in the semiautonomous city saw the government's appeal of the original sentence as evidence of Beijing's creeping influence on Hong Kong courts. All three defendants were found guilty previous year on unlawful assembly charges for storming a fenced-off government forecourt known as "Civic Square" as part of a protest calling for fully free leadership elections in September 2014. Read More

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Online sales drive Alibaba revenue

Online sales drive Alibaba revenue

China's ongoing trend of more consumers buying products online drove Alibaba's revenue during the quarter. Mobile active users (MAUs) on these retail marketplaces reached 529 million in June, an increase of 22 million over March 2017. Not only is Alibaba enjoying an increase in the number of paying customers, the customers are also spending higher than usual as evidenced by rising usage of services. Read More

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Lashkar commander gunned down in Pulwama encounter

Lashkar commander gunned down in Pulwama encounter

He said overall 132 militants have been killed by security forces during gun battles in Valley this year so far. Local residents said the vehicle was intercepted and it led to a very brief encounter. In the first 16-days of this month, 31 people, including 21 militants, five civilians and five security personnel have been killed in militancy related incidents. Read More

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Is Donald Trump a Nazi Sympathizer?

Is Donald Trump a Nazi Sympathizer?

After initially blaming " many sides" for the violence, Trump had been persuaded by his aides - and reportedly by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner - to condemn white extremists. The internal tensions come as the party is preparing for the 2018 midterm elections, still unclear to what extent Trump can use his clout as president and fundraising power to help GOP candidates who, in turn, will be needed to advance his legislative agenda. Read More

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Malala gets admission into Oxford University

Malala gets admission into Oxford University

In March, she revealed she had received an offer to study the three subjects at a United Kingdom university, on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels. Since settling in the UK, Malala has continued to work as an activist, and became the youngest ever victor of the Nobel Peace Prize . PPE is a multi-disciplinary course - students take modules in the three separate branches at once. Read More

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Sierra Leone Declares Seven-Day Mourning After Mudslide Tragedy

Sierra Leone Declares Seven-Day Mourning After Mudslide Tragedy

President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and expressed that the Chinese government will provide United States dollars $1 Million emergency disaster relief fund to the government of Sierra Leone. A Freetown mortuary is overwhelmed with bodies. "I ran out of my quarters to the gate of the compound", he said. In recent years, trees have been cut down from the Western peninsular forest on Freetown's limits, with everything from shacks to mansions springing up on the slopes. Read More

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'Every city in Bengaluru...': Another gaffe as Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira canteens

'Every city in Bengaluru...': Another gaffe as Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira canteens

He went a step ahead and boasted how Indira Canteens are better than Tamil Nadu's Amma Canteens and said, "Amma Canteen only serves breakfast and lunch". The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka is aiming to push its populist agenda in a city where its main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to have a strong presence in terms of assembly seats. Read More

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