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by | September 01, 2017 | 01:29

A day after standoff ends, Modi's China visit for Sept 3-5 Brics announced. Annual investment in research and development from BRICS countries accounted for 17 percent of the world's total, with high-tech exports reaching about 6 trillion US dollars, about 28 percent of the world's total, with publications of science papers from BRICS countries totalling 590,000, the report also revealed.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:26

A spokesman for the governor said that process will begin as soon as he is officially notified about the resignation by Milwaukee County. The reason for the ex-sheriff's resignation remains unclear. He recently published a memoir, "Cop Under Fire". Clarke spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The sheriff could not immediately be reached for comment.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:28

CFD is one of nine agencies from North Carolina sending swift water rescue teams to College Station, Texas to help. "Members here ... have years of experience that will serve them and the people of Texas very well during these operations", the governor said.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:26

Majorities of both parties - 76 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans - said Congress should achieve policy goals another way. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, AshLee Strong, said Congress "will help those affected by this awful disaster".

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:26

President Donald Trump last week indicated at a campaign rally in Phoenix that he would be willing to force a government shutdown if that's what it takes to get Congress to approve funds to build a wall along the U.S. "It's imperative", Trump said at a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Monday. Trump eventually pulled back on these demands and said the border wall issue could wait until the fall.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:13

The woman then took her daughter out of the auto - before they were swept about a half-mile away into a rain-swollen drainage canal. The child was holding onto Sulcer when a police and fire rescue team in a boat caught up to them a half-mile downstream, he said .

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:13

Beaumont Fire and Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said Sulcer's vehicle got stuck Tuesday afternoon in the Plaza 10 parking lot just off Interstate 10. In an attempt to get her daughter to safety, Sulcer and her child were swept away in the flood.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:14

Additional strengthening is expected as Irma moves westward the next several days. "Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 miles per hour", Blake said. Tropical Storm Irma strengthened into a category 2 hurricane on August 31 in the Atlantic. It is too soon to know whether Irma will pose a threat to the USA mainland.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:11

Argentina has been one of the more underwhelming teams in these CONMEBOL qualifiers now sitting in fifth with 22 points. Chile, in fourth spot, hold their one-point advantage over Argentina thanks to a 3-0 victory that was awarded to them after Bolivia had been found to have fielded an ineligible player in a 0-0 draw between those countries.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:05

Coast Guard . The deployments are in support of an emergency management assistance compact request that was made by Texas on Sunday for additional National Guard helicopter support. About 400 soldiers and airmen are now on duty, he added. "Usually when the Guard responds to hurricane-type events, normally we talk about that first 72-96 hours".

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:09

But rather than pen secret missives on fortunes, they chose to spend the next two days madly baking the delicious Mexican sweet breads, to give to flood victims. "Hurricane Harvey- pan dulce we are going to take to those in need ". The post was widely shared, with praise pouring in from around the world for the bakers' kind gesture.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:02

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie. The Pentagon is now reviewing exact troop levels in Iraq and Syria, but has not said when those revised figures could be announced . The Pentagon consistently has lowballed the troop count by not including those on so-called "temporary assignment" and overlaps in troop rotations.

by | September 01, 2017 | 01:00

Six Flags notes that riders will feel weightlessness at 147 feet in the air before dropping down from 15 stories. The new coaster will be named soon and is set to open in spring of 2018. Six Flags has also announced the start of 2018 Season Pass sales with a Flash Sale offering savings of up to 70% off on a 2018 Pass! 2018 Season Passes provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2017 season (including park admission to Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park), plus all of 2018.

by | September 01, 2017 | 00:58

He said the Saudi authority had reported the death of 500 pilgrims taking part in the ongoing Hajj, while the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria had also confirmed officially that five Nigerians were among those who died. Over 100 million people embark on the religious pilgrimage every year. Saudi Arabia's Red Crescent said it had deployed 326 ambulances along the pilgrimage route to handle health emergencies.

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:09

Officials have not released details on the officer's condition or whether they are seeking any suspects in the shooting. Authorities are now saying that a total of three law enforcement officers were shot near Fulton Avenue and Auburn Boulevard.

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:07

Harlingen Humane Society executive director Kim Warunek said they have been in contact with shelters across the impacted area to see how they can help. While many residents headed for safety with their pets in tow, plenty of animals either escaped or were left behind. They can stay in the area and hopefully be reunited with their owners.

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:09

Chittagong hosts the second Test from September 4, while Australia play five one-dayers and three Twenty20 Internationals in India, starting on September 17. Maxwell reached 23 before being stumped by Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, after charging down the wicket and completely missing a Shakib delivery.

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:02

It has underperformed by 34.20% the S&P500. Paragon Capital Management Llc decreased Fedex Corporation (FDX) stake by 4.35% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The P/E Ratio measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. Therefore 79% are positive. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:01

If that class of chemical gets too hot, it can cause fires or explosions. "In order to ensure the safety of our ride-out team, all personnel have been evacuated from the site at this time", company officials stated in a press release. It would be surprising if Arkema had not considered a scenario like this, said Sam Mannan of Texas A&M University's Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:59

Q: In view of the US influence on the IAEA, how do you evaluate the visit of Nikki Haley to the IAEA headquarters in Vienna? "I have good confidence in the IAEA, but they are dealing with a country that has a clear history of lying and pursuing covert nuclear programs", she told reporters .

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:55

On Monday, the head of the Federation of German Industries - an influential group in the EU's biggest economy - said that "appreciable progress can hardly be expected". The EU wants Britain to agree to the terms of its departure first, in particular on citizens' rights, a financial settlement on what Britain owes the bloc, and the Irish border issue.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:56

He promised assistance to the flood-hit areas and urged the insurance companies to conduct their assessment soon so that farmers could be relieved of crop losses. Last week, the news service Agence France-Presse, tallying official death tolls across five regions, found 726 victims of flooding and landslides, while Reuters looked at six states and found at least 850 people have died.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:54

Thousands of ethnic Rohingya seek protection in neighbouring Bangladesh, but the Bangladeshi authorities prevent displaced refugees from crossing the border. Scores more were found alive on the remote Bangladeshi island of St Martin's, according to coastguards there, after taking a risky passage on barely seaworthy vessels.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:51

They seem to have rejected President Donald Trump's goal of a 15 percent corporate tax rate: Bringing the rate down that low would bring in too little revenue. The president has stood firm on the promise to retain deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations. The president also noted that as the home of Route 66, Springfield was the ideal place for him to launch America's comeback.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:51

Police in Houston said Wednesday they have recovered the bodies of six family members whose van was swept away in flooding unleashed by Harvey over the weekend . Chaplains were en route to comfort relatives gathered on a nearby bridge. "He called it a twig", Ric said. He was with them the morning flooding began in their neighborhood.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:49

For Muslims, the Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam . Meanwhile, the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has provided about 15,000 electric cars and wheelchairs for the old and the pilgrims of special needs to use free of charge in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:51

Back when the initial tweet storm happened, the President argued that the cost of trans military members was far too high for the government to continue to support. What do previous studies say about transgender service members? Among the options under consideration is a measure that would codify into law the 2016 Obama administration directive on transgender service, preventing the executive branch from reversing it without Congress.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:48

Donald Trump has said talking to North Korea is "not the answer", after the Pyongyang regime flew a ballistic missile over U.S. ally Japan. North Korea's most recent missile test early Tuesday local time prompted the Japanese government to tell residents to take cover.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:47

At 23 places, over 200 mm rainfall was received. "We tried to go home but there was no trains nor cabs and the rain got heavier", said Priya Raju who is handling the PrintWeek India Awards project. BMC chief Ajoy Mehta said that besides the heavy rainfall in a short span of few hours, plastic bottles and bags and other garbage struck in drains blocking the flow of water to the Arabian Sea.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:43

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has a third child, South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) has learned. Ri then gave birth to two children, one in 2010 and another in 2013. Ri may have given birth to a third child in a North Korea where it is increasingly rare for women of childbearing age to have more than two children.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:44

Lebanon has identified the bodies of six of its soldiers found along the Syrian border in an area held by Islamic State until three days ago, sources in the president's office said. "We are fighting the terrorists in Iraq". Lebanese officials say they are nearly sure the remains are of the soldiers. Ahmed said the SDF was focused on the Raqqa battle for now and had not yet set plans to launch an assault in Deir al-Zor province, which is further down the Euphrates towards the Iraqi frontier ...

by | August 30, 2017 | 01:54

A Christian child was reportedly forced to live in a foster home where people "didn't speak English", and she was made to remove her cross necklace. When her grandparents are there or at a family occasion with elder relatives, Esmat would speak Gujarati but would always translate the conversation so the child can understand.

by | August 30, 2017 | 01:55

He then switched back to political commentary, tweeting that Mexico would pay for his border wall with Mexico, even though a leaked transcript of a phone call with the country's President Enrique Peña Nieto revealed Nieto was refusing to pay for it.

by | August 30, 2017 | 01:52

At a news conference Monday morning Chief David Todd said investigators from the Clay County, MN Sheriff's Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are now processing what appears to be a crime scene at an abandoned farmstead that may be connected to the death of Greywind.

by | August 30, 2017 | 01:49

Perez drove under an underpass. and drove into the water", he said . "He tried to do his best to be in position to serve the people of Houston , and he died in trying", Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. He is survived by his adult son and daughter and his wife, Cheryl, who told him not to go into work in the heavy rains. "His response was 'We got work to do'".