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At Least One Killed As Floods Inundate Houston

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The reservoirs are being opened as emergency crews and residents are scrambling to deal with the intense rains brought by Harvey, which became a tropical storm after making landfall as a Category 4 storm late Friday. Law enforcement agencies advised residents trapped in their homes not to take shelter in their attics unless they carried axes so they could break through to their roofs and be within sight of rescuers. Read More »

Mainers in Texas helping with hurricane

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is calling on anyone to help the people of Houston after Hurricane Harvey devastated the city with record flooding . Frank, who left the Miami-based hurricane center after 13 years as director to spend 20 years as chief meteorologist at KHOU, Houston's now-flooded television station, knows firsthand how hard the decision about whether to stay or go can be. Read More »

Saudi Arabia gets ready to change its foreign policy

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Promoting Sheikh Abdullah is probably part of a plan to add pressure on Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who has refused to capitulate to the bloc's 13 conditions for ending the feud. "Those forces are Saudi Arabia and Israel", Sputnik quoted Shamir as saying. She said that she then traced those weapons to its Bulgarian manufacturer only to find out that those weapons were legally exported to Saudi Arabia, which in turn supplied it to "terrorists" in Syria. Read More »

US Navy identifies 1 dead USS John McCain sailor

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According to the Hill, "When asked if he had any reason to believe the crash was intentional on either side, including cyber or electronic meddling, Richardson said it was "certainly something we are giving full consideration to". The move follows four Navy accidents in the Pacific since late January, including two collisions that left sailors dead and missing. On Tuesday, Swift announced that the remains of 10 missing sailors were discovered by divers in a flooded compartment of the ... Read More »

Black-Clad Antifa Attack Peaceful Berkeley Rally, Ignite Furor on Social Media

August 28: Skirmishes erupted in California's Berkeley after several dozen of left-wing protesters surrounded and shouted at a handful of right-wing demonstrators. The rally was billed as a "day of freedom, spirituality, unity, peace, and patriotism", and Mr. Gibson gave assurances on Facebook beforehand that "no extremists will be allowed in", including Nazis, the antifa, the Ku Klux Klan and white nationalists. Read More »

WATCH: US-Israel Relationship 'Stronger Than Ever,' Kushner Tells Netanyahu

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In her new role, she is just as eager to be a main player in the room. The Israeli government is defending the legality of the outpost "Regularization law" at the Israeli Supreme Court, and says that the expropriation of Palestinian-owned land would benefit Palestinians because they would receive financial compensation for it, reportedly describing Palestinian laws prohibiting the sale of land to Israelis as "racist". Read More »

North Korea fires ballistic missile

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The US is now in the middle of its annual joint military exercise with South Korea , that the North has called an invasion rehearsal. He said that President Moon Jae-in called for the need to review whether North Korea's restraint from provocative acts could pave the way for dialogue. Read More »

North Korea fires several missiles into sea

But amid the threats and insults ( South Korea's defense chief is President Trump's "puppy") came one indication that the leadership is as intrigued and confounded by Trump's musings on Twitter as everyone else. Despite US media claims that a rift had emerged between Washington and Beijing on how to rein in North Korea , it seems that Chinese calls for calm and dialogue are working. Read More »

96 killed in Burmese clashes begun with attacks on police posts

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Bangladesh has provided almost 30,000 Rohingyas with refugee status until 1992 but unofficial estimates suggest more than 500,000 Rohingyas are staying in Bangladesh illegally. The Rohingya have no militant faction to fight for them but police in Myanmar and Bangladesh keep blaming a number of attacks on the Muslims. "Despite broken hearts for our fellow Rohingya, we can not let them stay here or else we might be driven back to (the) border". Read More »

Tobe Hooper, Director Of Texas Chainsaw Massacre Died At 74

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Tobe could not have been nicer - he was so incredibly generous. Shot in six weeks for less than $US300,000, it tells of five young Americans waylaid by the said cannibals in rural Texas . Hooper himself directed a 1986 sequel, starring Dennis Hopper. Hooper also directed Poltergeist , the 1982 classic produced and written by Steven Spielberg . Read More »

Prince Harry's Harsh Words For Paparazzi Who Photographed His Dying Mother

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BBC also shares that apart from remembering Diana's funeral and life after from the eyes of William and Harry , the documentary also features interviews with her siblings, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer . In preview footage of the much-anticipated programme, which airs on Sunday night, the former Prime Minister revealed that her main concern was her grandchildren, Prince William , then 15, and Prince Harry , who was just 12 at the time. Read More »

President Called and Said 'Whatever You Need, You've Got — Texas Governor

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Requests have gone out in many communities asking for volunteers with boats to help in answering rescue calls. "All impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced", the NWS added in a dire tweet. "People are concerned about what is happening to them, to their neighbors", VOA's Celia Mendoza said. "City, State and Federal Govs. working great together!" Folks on the coast might want to think about urging President Trump to take this a little more seriously. Read More »

Haryana, Punjab suspend mobile internet till Aug 29

All educational institutions, including Government and private schools, colleges and other institutions, in Haryana will remain closed on Monday. The agency tried to cover all possible legal arguments which could have been raised by the defence before the High Court in case they appeal against the verdict. Read More »

North Louisiana Red Cross is prepared to help Harvey victims

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast with over 100 miles per hour winds and up to 35 inches of rain, leading to devastating and life-threatening flooding. The Chapter is now planning to set up training sessions for those that may not have had previous Red Cross experience, but want to volunteer . They will monitor the weather in Houston and go home when they can, which means they could end up practicing in North Texas. Read More »

Trump's wall is a 2000-mile fraud

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Trump said in a tweet on Thursday, echoing criticisms he made earlier this month. "I'm really not anxious about getting this done because I know we will get this done and we will pass the increase before we hit the debt limit ", he added. Read More »

North Korea fires missile into sea: reports

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Solid fuel missiles are faster and easier to deploy, and harder to catch before they launch because there's a lot less to be done in terms of launch preparation. Earlier this month Trump had warned that North Korea would be met with " fire and fury ", if it continued with its threats. But the F-35 isn't just an upgrade to conventional weapons systems. Read More »

Abbas tells United States he won't stop paying terrorist families

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Benjamin Netanyahu , Israel's prime minister, said that he believed peace in the region between Israelis and Palestinians was "within our reach", according to The Times of Israel . Her comments came as Palestinians have increasingly complained over the White House's refusal to endorse the two-state solution, breaking with longstanding U.S. Read More »

Islamabad leaders to Trump: Don't scapegoat Pakistan

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A Trump administration official said the Pentagon will send an estimated 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a plan reminiscent of the Iraq "surge" ordered by President George W. Afghan army soldiers inspect at the site of a US bombing in Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, April 28, 2017. The fight in Afghanistan will probably be a "generation-long struggle", Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow on foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, told Xinhua, adding ... Read More »

Trump makes a mess for Arizona GOP with Arpaio pardon

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Surely, he understands that relentless assaults won't win him more favorable, or even more balanced coverage. Trump opened with a call for unity, saying, "What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America and tonight, this entire arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs that perpetrated hatred and violence". Read More »

Liverpool boss happy with Wenger stay

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A combination of illness and an abdominal strain saw Sanchez sit out the Community Shield win over Chelsea and Premier League games against Leicester and Stoke - the latter game seeing the Gunners slip to a 1-0 defeat. "I can only tell you what happens here and Alexis works for hard and is focused to play". "That is a quality that is important and sometimes you can not measure so much because you only look at the number of goals a guy has scored". Read More »

Dozens Die in Riots Following Indian Spiritual Guru's Rape Conviction

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Security forces patrolled Haryana state's Panchkula city. Tens of thousands of supporters of the sect leader had camped in Panchkula for days waiting for Friday's court verdict. An alert has been sounded in the twin states. A supporter of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect beckons others to join her as soldiers stand guard on a barricaded road leading to a court in Panchkula, India , where a court convicted sect leader Ram Rahim Singh of rape . Read More »

On craint le pire — Ouragan Harvey

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Une tempête tropicale baptisée Harvey a circulé sur l'Arc Antillais les 17 et 18 août dernier, sans grand effet en Martinique mais en provoquant des dégâts sur les îles de Barbade, de Saint-Vincent et de Sainte-Lucie ( ). Dans plusieurs villes, des résidents se sont rués vers les commerces pour s'approvisionner en vivres. " Des pluies torrentielles vont s'abattre jusqu'à lundi", ont prévenu, hier matin, les services météorologiques américains, anticipant de 38 à 88 cm d'accumulation par ... Read More »

France's Macron slammed for spending $31000 on makeup

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Macron's approval rating plummeted to 37 percent earlier this week, down from 57 percent at the start of his presidency, according to French polls . His decision to challenge the nearly sacrosanct French labour code, and his political missteps and blunders this summer have caused his public approval rating to drop precipitously in his first months in office. Read More »

America's Credit Rating On The Line As Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

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Failure to meet payments could lead to a default and a downgrade in America's credit rating, with the potential to trigger global financial shockwaves. Credit ratings agency Fitch said that if the country's debt limit was not raised in a timely manner, it would review the U.S. sovereign debt rating, "with potentially negative implications". Read More »

GOP Sen Flake Downplays Feud With Trump, Warns Against Gov't Shutdown

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Other U.S. officials have been trying reassure the financial markets that no default is imminent. They... didn't do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Instead, it ran through a list of mostly modest legislative goals to keep the government humming - just hours after Trump at a boisterous Phoenix rally threatened to shut down the government if necessary to get funds to construct a wall on the southern border. Read More »

Flake says shutting down government to get border wall a bad idea

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Further, attaching the debt ceiling to the veterans bill could have endangered one of the few legislative achievements Congress could claim in the midst of the GOP health care failure. Lawmakers are still trying to figure out whether there is a debt bill that can pass with only Republican votes in the House, or whether they will need to move a bill with bipartisan support that doesn't contain any spending cuts. Read More »

Ryan: Debt ceiling will get raised

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The president and his party's only saving grace right now is that the Democrats can not help but express their open contempt for working class voters and people of faith as that party lets the insane take over their asylum. But the GOP couldn't win 50 votes on its repeal effort. But tea party Republicans and outside conservative groups are demanding spending cuts as the price for increasing the borrowing limit. Read More »

Abbas confidante: Americans provided no clarity on two-state solution or settlements

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Relations with Israel in particular are increasingly clouded by Trump's unpopularity with American Jews, something only exacerbated after the events in Charlottesville, where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed by a Nazi sympathizer after white nationalists marched through the town yelling "Jews will not replace us!" We also saw the popular three dimensional light and sound show in the evening. Read More »

It is time to heal the wounds that divide Americans: Donald Trump

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Because in America, we never lose faith. They are "crooked"; "bad people"; they "don't like our country"; they are "the source of division in our country". As a reporter I know that what was happening was that they were swallowing the obfuscation of the facts to take on a narrative that doesn't exist. I didn't vote for the guy to begin with. Read More »

Donald Trump's Charlottesville Response Will Continue to Haunt Him, Says Watergate Veteran

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When asked whether they think Trump has encouraged white supremacist groups, 59 percent say yes, 3 percent say he has discouraged these groups and 35 percent say he has had no impact. You don't have to be a hero to make that comment". It's clear that numerous fascists and white supremacists believe Trump is on their side. Were Charlottesville a one-and-done incident such that we could rest assured that this catharsis of violence led to the healing of the centuries-old wound of racial ... Read More »

In Ram Rahim's Dera, rape was referred to as 'Pitaji's maafi'

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The Delhi Police tweeted, "The situation in Delhi is under control". He said the police had made adequate security arrangements and army presence had been requested to bolster confidence of the people. Meanwhile, on Saturday, the BJP High Command decided against removing Khattar from the post of chief minister. Refuting reports Chief Secretary DS Dhesi said that the sect head was transported to District Jail in Rohtak by helicopter due to security concerns. Read More »

How to save hundreds on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh explained the smaller battery in Galaxy Note 8 . By the way, the same amount can be spent on Chinese flagship OnePlus 5, arrived in Russian Federation last week and offering 6 GB of RAM vs 4 GB in S8. From my limited hands-on time with the device, Samsung's Galaxy Note8 may very well be the best smartphone on the market. It is now available in the country with a price tag of Rs. Read More »