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Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for personal reasons

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The 73-year-old will step down on October 13, almost a year before his term as vice chair was due to expire and two and a half years before the end of his term on the Fed's board of governors, the Fed said in a statement. He has nominated Randal Quarles for one of the vacancies, as vice chairman for bank supervision. He previously served as governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 through 2013. Read More »

Moses shines as Nigeria move closer to World Cup

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now in Cameroon for the second leg of the World Cup qualification encounter. Nigeria took a massive step towards qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after they smashed past the African champions 4-0 in Uyo on Friday. Read More »

Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea

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Now that Bannon is gone, those surrounding Trump, especially three key former high-ranking USA generals, one being his new White House chief of staff, will have the challenge of trying to introduce a sense of reality in the president's dubious mind. Read More »

Minnesota National Guard Deployed to Texas

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After the discussion, and in light of Texas' need, Hutchinson chose to send the troops, the release said. "Guardsmen will be leaving tomorrow, and the deployment could extend up to 30 days". The massive Chinook helicopters have two engines, two sets of rotors and a loading ramp in the back. The 10 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers will join six Pennsylvania Air National Guard Airmen, who already deployed earlier this week . Read More »

Eyes on Jacob Eason in Georgia vs. Appalachian State

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In a week, the Bulldogs will walk into the shadows of Touchdown Jesus and face one of college football's most storied programs at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish beat Temple 49-16 Saturday. During the next drive, he was hit out of bounds and sidelined for the rest of the game. They took Tennessee into overtime previous year before losing, and they lost not because Tennessee was so great, but because the Vols recovered their own fumble in the end zone after Appalachian State made a solid ... Read More »

Largest fire in Los Angeles' history burns on city's outskirts, homes evacuated

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By late that night mandatory evacuations had been ordered for parts of Burbank and the flames could be seen on hillsides from around the metropolitan area. Wildfires in the US West have burned more than 7.1 million acres (2.9 million hectares) since the beginning of the year, about 50 percent more than during the same time period in 2016, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Read More »

Gas prices spike in London to $131.9/L

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The price for regular unleaded jumped overnight to $1.31.9/L. Gas prices in Regina jumped by seven cents a litre earlier this week . GasBuddy.com's senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague issued a warning to drivers on Friday afternoon, noting the hike is on top of the five cent increase we're seeing today. Read More »

Judge tosses top charges in Penn State fraternity death

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Eighteen former brothers were charged for their alleged roles in Piazza's death. Eight members, including fraternity president Brandon Young, face felony charges that could result in many years in prison. "Sometimes judges get it wrong - that's why we have an appeal", she said. Defense attorney Michael Engle argued that "the voluntariness of the drinking" is an important factor when considering Piazza's fate. Read More »

Iran rejects US demand for inspection of its military sites

Officials at the UN agency told Reuters that despite the us demand that it inspect military sites, the United States has presented no new evidence of possible violations of the nuclear accord that could justify such a move. Haley, in a statement Thursday, said that if "inspections of Iranian military sites are 'merely a dream , ' then Iranian compliance ....is also a dream". Read More »

Delhi: Landfill collapsed in Ghazipur

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Authorities said they were trying to ascertain the reason behind collapse. A crowd gathered to watch, among them residents who have complained about the dump for years. A vehicle, a scooter and two motorcycles were swept away by the garbage. "The methodology of waste disposal at this mountain of garbage is wrong". Read More »

Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel

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During Sunday's meeting, Shoukry and Gabriel discussed Egyptian-German bilateral relations and the latest developments in the Middle East, including in Libya and Syria. "If campaigning means to some that it's only good when two sides are screaming at each other, then that's not what I have in mind when it comes to campaigning", Merkel told a packed room of reporters in Berlin on Tuesday. Read More »

Turkey protests U.S. indictment charging Erdogan's security

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Witnesses to the scuffle outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., in May claimed that members of Erdogan's security detail attacked the demonstrators. The indictments, announced Tuesday, charge the defendants with attacking peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence. "For far too long, the US has succumbed to Erdogan's intimidation tactics, remaining complicit in Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide; refusing to clearly condemn the growing repression against ... Read More »

Bangladesh defeat Australia by 20 runs in 1st Test Match

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David Warner has buried his subcontinent demons to give Australia the chance to pull off a miracle win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Dhaka . Cummins is not anxious, though, and says Bird is primed to fill the void in Australia's bowling attack. Shakib who had also scored a half-century in the first inning was awarded the Man of the match award. Read More »

Rouhani: IAEA unlikely to inspect Iran's military facilities

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The landmark deal saw Iran curb its atomic activities and submit to closer IAEA inspections in order to make extremely hard any attempt to make a nuclear weapon. "Iran's military sites are off limits". "I see it as unlikely that the IAEA will accept the request for inspections, but even if they do, we will not", he said . Read More »

Family of Six Drowns Fleeing Hurricane Harvey Floods

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Officers found a man clinging to a tree and used a rope to rescue him. Two bodies were found in the van, and dive teams were making their way through murky water in a wooded area to inspect the white, cargo-type van for more remains, he said. Read More »

Transgenders can stay in U.S. military for now: Mattis

The US President signed a memo last week reversing the decision made in 2016 under the Obama administration to allow transgender people to serve in the military, giving the Pentagon six months to come up with a plan for those who are now serving. Read More »

Daesh evacuation deal from Lebanon border angers Iraq, US-led coalition

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Syrian state-run news agency SANA said the buses carrying the militants arrived Tuesday to a handover point in the town of Hamimiyah in the eastern Deir el-Zour province. the border was secured and the western Qalamoun (on the Syrian side) was liberated from the jihadists", he said. In 2014, ISIS and al-Qaeda militants overran the Lebanese border town of Arsal, kidnapping 30 Lebanese soldiers and sending shockwaves through the country. Read More »

Trump To Kick Off First Major Tax Reform Effort In 30 Years

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The Republican Missouri Attorney General has also pushed Congress to support Trump's tax reform agenda. Trump's tax reform proposal is expected to come under heavy fire from Democrats, who have already decried the initial proposals laid out by the Trump administration as offering the biggest benefits to the wealthiest Americans - a framing of the issue Trump is looking to steer away from. Read More »

Jewish delegation to United Nations head Guterres

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem , where he told his guest about the imbalance in the global organization treatment of Israel. Earlier, Guterres met with the head of the Palestinian police Maj. To avoid genuine "bias" in their pursuit of peace, future USA policymakers will have to accept this fact - and resolve to make indefinite occupation less comfortable for Israel than it now is. Read More »

LGBTQ Advocates To Fight President Trump's Transgender Military Ban

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Trump has directed the military to reverse an Obama-era policy that allowed transgender people to serve openly in the military. This ban is disrespectful and dishonorable to the thousands of transgender men and women who are boldly and bravely serving our country, said Lambda Legal staff attorney Sasha Buchert, a transgender military veteran, in a written statement . Read More »

Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten: Tropical Storm Watches issued for ENC

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Even if the storm is not named, impacts will still be felt along our coast. The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm watch for a portion of the coast of North and SC. Low pressure over Florida will move up the coast of the Carolinas by the end of this weekend and into early next week. A trough of low pressure extending from the eastern Gulf of Mexico continues to produce a large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms. Read More »

Kushner promises to present peace plan within four months

Kushner, envoy Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell. The US team is attempting to find a way to kick-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in hopes of reaching what Trump has called the "ultimate deal". policy. "We have clearly emphasized to the Americans the importance of having a public statement that has a commitment to the two-state solution", said Ashraf Khatib, a spokesman for the negotiation affairs department of the Palestinian Liberation ... Read More »

USA hospital worker claims huge Powerball lottery jackpot - and quits job

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Wanczyk made a decision to take a lump-sum payment of $480.5 million or $ 336 million after taxes, rather than claim the full amount over time, according to the state lottery. Massachusetts State Lottery officials said Wanczyk bought a total of five tickets. The Searsport store is expected to receive a $20,000 bonus for selling the $1 million ticket, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald . Read More »

Civilians in Myanmar Trapped After Rohingya Insurgents Ambush Police Posts

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The statement said that an estimated 150 fighters staged coordinated attacks at around 1 a.m. local time in the northern Maungdaw township. The latest attacks against government forces mark an escalation from a raid last October on a border security installation in northern Rakhine that killed nine security personnel. Read More »

New York Yankees: Brawl with Detroit Tigers; suspensions inevitable

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While the fighting was going on, rather than standing toe-to-toe with one of the Tigers players, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez made a decision to take a couple of uncalled for cheap shots . "I think I was trying to pull him off at the time", Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said of Sanchez. There were peacemakers in Thursday's brawl between the Tigers and Yankees , and there were flamethrowers. Read More »

Led Airstrikes Kill 167 Civilians in Syria

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The report also accuses coalition forces of hiding the true extent of casualties. "Relying on this limited methodology leads the coalition to discount a majority of reports as "non-credible" or inconclusive, and to subsequently claim that civilian casualties account for only 0.31 percent of all engagements", the report said. Read More »