• Elephant disregards border law, crosses from China to Laos
Elephant disregards border law, crosses from China to Laos

Border officers had sent two teams in order to warn nearby residents of the danger, however, the animal returned without incident. China's state broadcaster CCTV broadcast video showing it crossing the border. In the early hours on Saturday, the elephant took advantage of the dark to move from Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Pro...

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  • House Intelligence Committee Votes to Release Memo
House Intelligence Committee Votes to Release Memo

Are we getting total transparency here? "But [I] can't really comment on the substance of the memo". Ryan (R-Wis.) said Nunes (R-Calif.) was following a well-established "process" when the committee voted Monday to release a GOP-drafted memo to the public, provided President Trump does not block their efforts within five days.

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  • UK Court of Appeal Reportedly Rules Bill on State Surveillance Program Unlawful
UK Court of Appeal Reportedly Rules Bill on State Surveillance Program Unlawful

The government has already been forced to admit that chunks of the Investigatory Powers Act are illegal, issuing a set of amendments it hoped would plaster over the faults and bring it into line. The judges declined to rule on the Home Office claim that the more rigorous "Watson safeguards" were not necessary for the use of bulk communications ...

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  • Civil Rights Groups Take On Betsy Devos Over Sexual Assault Policies
Civil Rights Groups Take On Betsy Devos Over Sexual Assault Policies

In addition, schools are either not responding to the fewer complaints or not taking action as quickly, according to the suit. Specifically, the lawsuit accuses DeVos and Jackson of believing "that many girls and women who report sexual harassment misunderstood a harmless romantic advance and that those who report sexual violence often are eith...

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  • Reserve Bank reassures South Africans over Capitec
Reserve Bank reassures South Africans over Capitec

At this point in time it would be necessary for the Reserve Bank to make some announcement about this - the financial soundness of Capitec Bank - so that we can understand what is going on. Capitec said it had only received the report at 0800 GMT on Tuesday and that Viceroy had not discussed any of its claims. "Viceroy is also trying to make profit...

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  • Perfect Sunday Weather; Cold Returns Soon!
Perfect Sunday Weather; Cold Returns Soon!

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with colder temps in the 30's. The low will be about 18 degrees with a 30 percent chance for snow. The cold air should be sufficient for much of the precipitation to be snow and could result in several inches of accumulation.

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  • FCC releases preliminary report into Hawaii's false missile alert
FCC releases preliminary report into Hawaii's false missile alert

The report finds that the false alert was not the result of a worker choosing the wrong alert by accident from a drop-down menu, but rather because the worker misunderstood a drill as a true emergency. The day shift warning officer received the alert on a mobile device a minute later. But the person who sent the alert told Hawaii officials in a sta...

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  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed relinquished most of his wealth for freedom
Saudi Prince Alwaleed relinquished most of his wealth for freedom

But it remains unclear whether the billionaire prince will be able to keep his fortune intact, because the conditions of his release have not been made public. In a secret 1996 cable published by WikiLeaks, a US diplomat in Riyadh reported that a handful of the most senior princes enriched themselves by skimming from "off-budget" programs that rece...

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  • Saudi official says all detainees in corruption probe released from Ritz
Saudi official says all detainees in corruption probe released from Ritz

Last week, the media reported that the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh will start receiving guests again next month. 'There are no longer any detainees left at the Ritz-Carlton, ' the official told Reuters , speaking on condition of anonymity under briefing rules.

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  • House Intel Committee Approves Release of Memo Allegedly Revealing DOJ Surveillance Abuses
House Intel Committee Approves Release of Memo Allegedly Revealing DOJ Surveillance Abuses

The explosive document reportedly contains evidence of widespread abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -commonly referred to as FISA- to spy on American citizens, including those with close ties to President Trump . She continued, "I've seen it". The memo could be released to the public by the end of the week. So depending on w...

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  • Old passports to continue, 'orange' jacket plan for ECR holders nixed
Old passports to continue, 'orange' jacket plan for ECR holders nixed

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday, the MEA said. According to an NDTV report , the foreign ministry said that it had been chose to continue with the current practice of printing the last page of the passport and not to issue a separate passport with an orange coloured jacket to ECR (...

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  • Avenfield supplementary reference: NAB court rejects objections of Nawaz's lawyer
Avenfield supplementary reference: NAB court rejects objections of Nawaz's lawyer

The accountability court adjourned the corruption proceedings against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar till Wedensday. A National Accountability Bureau ( NAB ) witness SECP's Sidra Mansur recorded her statement on Tuesday, as the accountability court resumed its proceedings in the assets reference case against former finance minister Ish...

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  • Hong Kong bans pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from by-election
Hong Kong bans pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from by-election

The pro-Beijing Hong Kong government has previously barred independence activists from standing for office, but Chow's ban is the first against a more moderate campaigner. China's Communist rulers have made it clear they will not tolerate any talk of independence for Hong Kong , and critics will inevitably see their influence in the decision to ...

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  • HGTV Star Christopher Dionne Accused of Sexual Assault
HGTV Star Christopher Dionne Accused of Sexual Assault

However, he is denying the allegations, per NBC's Today . A friend of his two kids claimed he touched her in a sexual manner while she was attending a sleepover at his home. The girl began to cry when he pushed her away, he claimed. Speaking to police, Dionne denied the accusations but acknowledged having an odd encounter with the girl after com...

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  • Border Patrol finds 76 undocumented immigrants in Texas tractor-trailer
Border Patrol finds 76 undocumented immigrants in Texas tractor-trailer

The issue came up again earlier this month when police chief William McManus was criticized for releasing 12 immigrants who had apparently been smuggled from the U.S.to Laredo . "Both the driver and his cousin admitted their involvement with human smuggling in the area", said the agency. The 22-year-old driver of the vehicle admitted to performi...

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  • J&K: BJP, PDP ties frayed over FIR against army men
J&K: BJP, PDP ties frayed over FIR against army men

The BJP had demanded the withdrawal of the FIR registered against Army men including a Major in connection with the killing of two civilians in South Kashmir's Shopian district. The circumstances that were created by the stone pelters in Shopian, subjecting Army convoy to heavy pelting, hurting a JCO and others and damaging vehicles, left no other ...

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  • Trump rejects peace talks with Taliban in departure from Afghan strategy
Trump rejects peace talks with Taliban in departure from Afghan strategy

The strongest fighting force within the Taliban is the Haqqani network , which has been blamed for the most audacious attacks in Kabul . "The Islamic Emirate has a clear message for Trump and his hand kissers, that if you go ahead with a policy of aggression and speak from the barrel of a gun, don't expect Afghans to grow flowers in respons...

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  • Two Police Officers Suspended After Allegedly Taking Marijuana Edibles While On Shift
Two Police Officers Suspended After Allegedly Taking Marijuana Edibles While On Shift

That, or as non-smokers, they couldn't help but be curious and see what all the love for marijuana is about. Two Toronto police officers who allegedly consumed marijuana edibles and radio called for assistance while on duty have been suspended, according to police sources.

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  • Clinton kept adviser on 2008 campaign despite sexual harassment allegation
Clinton kept adviser on 2008 campaign despite sexual harassment allegation

After hearing of the complaint, Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle and other senior aides urged Clinton to fire Strider, but Clinton declined to dismiss him and kept him on for the rest of her failed run for the Democratic nomination, the sources said.

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  • GOP Sen. Warns Trump Against Releasing GOP House Intel Memo
GOP Sen. Warns Trump Against Releasing GOP House Intel Memo

It was the work of the office of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee chairman and close Trump ally who recused himself from the committee's investigation into ties between Trump and Russian Federation after he was caught a year ago promoting a different surveillance scandal with intelligence cooked up by Trump White ...

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  • Trial starts for woman charged with killing twin by driving off cliff
Trial starts for woman charged with killing twin by driving off cliff

Cahill will decide if she committed second-degree murder. Defense attorney, Birney Bervar, described the crash as a "tragic accident, not murder". About an hour before the crash, another driver, Randolph Castro, saw the Duvals' SUV swerving and saw other cars get out of their way, Higa said.

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  • Insider News of The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)
Insider News of The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

The stock witnessed 4.63% gains, 21.55% gains and 27.57% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. About 66,696 shares traded. Meritor, Inc. The stock of The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 14 by J...

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  • California contemplating jailing waiters for providing straws
California contemplating jailing waiters for providing straws

Travis Allen, Republican member at the California State Assembly requested people on his Facebook page for campaign to protest the proposal by swamping with plastic straws at Calderon's office. In a press release, Calderon explained that the bill is motivated by a push to create greater awareness about the effects of plastic straws on the envir...

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  • Lords committee warns Brexit bill is 'fundamentally flawed'
Lords committee warns Brexit bill is 'fundamentally flawed'

The report follows two others that also flagged Lords' concerns about the Brexit process. Last night Mr Russell joined Welsh counterparts to brief peers on changes the devolved administrations want to see in order to secure their consent for the withdrawal bill - the first such joint approach to the Lords since 1999.

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  • President Trump's first State of the Union
President Trump's first State of the Union

Trump told Britain's ITV channel that the European Union has treated the United States "very unfairly when it came to trade" and that his many problems with Brussels could "morph into something very big". "DACA" is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - an executive order signed in 2012 protecting undocumented residents from depo...

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