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Govt submits draft Cauvery scheme

Govt submits draft Cauvery scheme The Centre had dragged its feet on forming the scheme for the Cauvery Management Board by first saying that it wanted clarification on the word "scheme" used by the Supreme Court . The Centre has also reportedly stated that the headquarters of this yet-to-be-named authority will be in Bengaluru. Soon after the Centre complied with the SC order on Monday, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) work... [Full Article...]

Oil prices race to $80

Oil prices race to $80 At the current price, Nigeria generates $33.0 per barrel as excess revenue, amounting to $75.9 million per day.At the current oil price, the excess crude oil account is expected to reach $76 million per day, about 16.2 per cent, up from $65.4 million recorded in April, 2018. [Full Article...]

Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria

Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria But 54 percent of respondents said they feared a direct military confrontation with Iran was looming and agreed with officials who said that it would be better "to have the fight now and not at a later stage", the paper said. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says European companies should not have to pay for the United States decision. The White House has condemned Iran's rocket attack... [Full Article...]

Taliban militants storm Afghan provincial capital, clashes continue

Taliban militants storm Afghan provincial capital, clashes continue Afghan security forces have struggled to hold back the resurgent Taliban since the withdrawal of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat forces at the end of 2014. "Fresh commando forces are now deployed to Police HQ, NDS and Prison in #Farah". A counter offensive operation was in progress as security forces try to bring the situation under control. [Full Article...]

Four children become orphans in Surabaya, Sidoarjo bombings

Four children become orphans in Surabaya, Sidoarjo bombings Police have not released the names of the newly arrested suspected terrorists but said they were connected to the perpetrators in the Surabaya attacks, including the family of Dita Oeprianto, who blew themselves up at three churches in the provincial capital on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg

Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg Severe weather is not anticipated. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Douglas County until 10 p.m. Monday , according to the National Weather Service . This is where we feel the best chance for sustained warming will occur. For Thursday, there's a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 79 and a low of 57. [Full Article...]

Will Texas legalize sports gambling? Don't bet on it. Here's why

Will Texas legalize sports gambling? Don't bet on it. Here's why The following year, Christie signed Lesniak's legislation that established sports gambling at Atlantic City casinos and at horseracing tracks, a direct challenge to a 1992 federal law that only allowed sports betting in Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. [Full Article...]

Trump thanks Singapore for hosting Kim summit in call

Trump thanks Singapore for hosting Kim summit in call Singapore also has a track record for hosting global summits. It Trump and Kim have interest in creating powerful optics - and both seem to be personalities who would - the Vegas-style Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino, which towers over Singapore's bustling financial district, could be the ideal venue. [Full Article...]

Iraq election: Shia rivals of PM Abadi 'make gains'

Iraq election: Shia rivals of PM Abadi 'make gains' The strong showing could be a testament to al-Sadr's loyal base of followers he maintains who cast their ballots despite a general mood of apathy that kept many Iraqis away from the polls. He led two uprisings against US troops, prompting the Pentagon to call his Mehdi army the biggest threat to Iraq's security. As for the Kurdish parties, they are competing at a time of divisions and changes in... [Full Article...]

Ayatollah claims Trump chided Middle East leaders before pulling out of deal

Ayatollah claims Trump chided Middle East leaders before pulling out of deal Iran has said it will still comply with the accord, which included Great Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation, but now European companies may have to deal with fresh sanctions on Iran. The lawmakers' statement, which was issued a while before the United States president announced he will pull the U.S. out of the nuclear deal with Iran, called on the Iranian government to vigorou... [Full Article...]

Footage from scene of Offaly light aircraft crash

Footage from scene of Offaly light aircraft crash He was flying a Cessna Caravan aircraft. It is understood that the Air Accident Investigation Unit used digging machinery in an attempt to remove the aircraft from the bog because the impact of the crash had driven it into the ground. "The engine was roaring". When it got near the tree line, I heard a thump then and that was it, that's all I can say. They said that they have never heard of any p... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges Syria, Israel to halt 'hostile acts'

United Nations chief urges Syria, Israel to halt 'hostile acts' Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said earlier that Iran's Al Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel determined the Iranian involvement. It was not immediately clear if any Iranians were among the dead. Israel carried out the strike with impunity after entering Syrian airspace uninvited. [Full Article...]

Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China

Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China Historic deal on Iran's nuclear program from 2015 provides for the removal of sanctions against Iran in exchange for limiting its opportunities for the enrichment and storage of nuclear materials. A number of voices in Iran have suggested the deal is unlikely to survive. Europe's largest economies lobbied to protect their companies' investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal... [Full Article...]

Trump to address Jerusalem embassy opening by video

Trump to address Jerusalem embassy opening by video Mr Trump has been criticised for handing his ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , a political victory without insisting on any Israeli concessions that might mollify Palestinians and help revive the moribund peace process. Under the law, presidents could delay the move by signing a waiver every six months, which Presidents Clinton, Bush, Barack Obama and Trump did until December. [Full Article...]

Theresa May promises to 'deliver the Brexit people voted for'

Theresa May promises to 'deliver the Brexit people voted for' He said Mrs May's "well-meaning options" on customs had been rejected by her Brexit war Cabinet and he doubted whether the Prime Minister could formulate a "successful" way forward on the issue. "They do literally plunge a knife into the heart of government and particularly to the Prime Minister - because it is very much her fixed view, and that is what we stood on at the last election". [Full Article...]

Simpson ties course record

Simpson ties course record Simpson played the final seven holes in even par with a three-putt bogey at the 14th and a filthy shot on the par-3 17th that led to birdie and felt like revenge after yesterday's double bogey. "I'm 15-under through two days here, which is a lot lower than I ever would have expected to be", he said. "I think I play the same no matter what", Johnson said, though he added that no lead is necessa... [Full Article...]

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins maiden sea trial

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins maiden sea trial China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning , is a repurposed Soviet ship bought from Ukraine, which went into service in 2012. Some Chinese media reports, however, said that the new carrier is created to be able to carry 36 aircraft - 12 more than the Liaoning that has been in service since 2012. [Full Article...]

Europe Moves To Safeguard Iran's Interests After US Pullout

Europe Moves To Safeguard Iran's Interests After US Pullout Now, Iran will likely up the pressure on those USA troops and on US soldiers in Iraq . It is clear that the Iranian Regime must be stopped in Syria, in order to defend the Middle East as a whole. She added that the U.S. can not undo the agreement by pulling out, saying: "this deal is not a bilateral treaty". The Iranian government said it will take "whatever reciprocal measures it deems expe... [Full Article...]

Maharashtra ATS nabs man planning terror attack

Maharashtra ATS nabs man planning terror attack ATS says he was part of a group planning to carry out attacks in India and eliminate prominent personalities The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a terrorist trained in Pakistan for planning to assassinate important personalities and carry out attacks in the country. [Full Article...]

Multiple blasts and gun battle in eastern Afghan city

Multiple blasts and gun battle in eastern Afghan city There has been a coordinated attack by suicide bombers and gunmen at a government building in the city of Jalalabad , where a gunbattle is under way. It was the latest deadly violence to strike Afghanistan as terror groups step up attacks and US-backed Afghan forces intensify airstrikes and ground offensives. [Full Article...]


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