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by | August 31, 2017 | 12:58

The first lady departed the White House wearing an all black ensemble with a military green jacket, high heels and Aviator sunglasses for the flight. In a statement via Kate Bennett of CNN , Stephanie Grisham - the communications director for Melania Trump - blasted those who have critiqued the First Lady's choice of footwear.

by | August 31, 2017 | 12:28

The number of casualties of the latest round of violence against Rohingya Muslims has sparked a wave of anger and desperation: Some activists say as many as 800 members of the Muslim minority, including dozens of women and children, have been killed in the violence.

by | August 31, 2017 | 12:28

Early on in the event, which was held at the White House, Trump took a question about Russian Federation from Paula Vilén, a reporter from the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Finland's public broadcasting service. Trump laughed as she began to ask her question. Trump went on showering praise on Finland's 100-year-long independence, and it's armed forces. "We are particularly grateful to the Finnish citizens who have sacrificed for our mutual security".

by | August 31, 2017 | 11:43

Investigators said they now believed de Araujo may have been taken in a vehicle, after three sniffer dogs lost her trail in the auto park outside the village hall in Pont-de-Beauvoisin. Police and firefighters are searching the sewers, the nearby river, and through the bushes. The surrounding area is heavily wooded, with "very dense vegetation", the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

by | August 31, 2017 | 11:13

IRNSS-1H is being sent to space to back-up - and mostly replace - the functions of India's first navigation satellite. The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) will be launching the IRNSS-1H satellite via its PSLV launch platform at 7.00 pm on 31 August from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota .

by | August 31, 2017 | 10:50

The Orange County Trump Republican Club was chartered in March under the Republican Party of Florida. 34 percent liked the way Trump conducted himself, 46 percent said they had mixed feelings and 19 percent disapproved. Recent polls have shown that Republicans approve of Trump's performance in similar numbers. The poll also found less support for taking down Confederate monuments.

by | August 31, 2017 | 10:34

Without enough cash notes, it is hard to gather stone throwers as before", said Jaitley. Earlier this year, the Cabinet Committee on Security agreed to shut 39 military farms and procure the dairy products for the troops from the market. Talking to HT from Pune, Shekatkar hailed the revamp, saying it would boost the army's "combat potential, capability and endurance". But sources said the committee's recommendation for a new 4-star general or tri-Service chief to act as "a chief coordinator" ...

by | August 31, 2017 | 10:27

There have been calls on social media for blood banks and donors, particularly O+ blood types, to donate inventory amid rescues and rain from Harvey. "Can you imagine what it means, a life time to that person that's receiving that blood that you made a decision to donate", say Grace. The blood center hopes to reach their goal within a few days.

by | August 31, 2017 | 10:21

Commuters and travellers in south west London have suffered three and a half weeks of hardship, with the Waterloo Upgrade severely reducing the number of trains running. "We'll be working behind the scenes so that we can, by the end of next year, permanently bring the five extra platforms back into use for what will become a modern, high-frequency commuter terminal fit for the 21st century".

by | August 31, 2017 | 10:10

Mr Joyce said improvements in aircraft technology meant the airline would eventually offer a handful of direct routes between Australia and Europe. "This development secures Changi Airport as the most connected worldwide airport to Australia, both in terms of the number of city links and seats, and strengthens our position as the region's leading air hub", Changi Airport Group's managing director for air hub development, Mr Lim Ching Kiat, said in a separate statement.

by | August 31, 2017 | 09:37

More than 1,800 people took refuge from the deadly storm Saturday night in 34 Red Cross and community shelters in Texas . Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey , the American Red Cross confirmed to TheWrap.

by | August 31, 2017 | 09:21

Officials reportedly have said that customs and border arrangements have been finalised, with security measures in place to ensure the 550km highway from the border to Baghdad was safe. Jordan hopes the reopening of the route will revive exports to Iraq, once the kingdom's main export market, accounting for nearly a fifth of domestic exports or about US$1.2 billion (S$1.63 billion) a year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

by | August 31, 2017 | 09:09

Over the last decade, GE paid $32.9 billion in cash income taxes worldwide, including in the USA, and pays more than $1 billion annually in other US state, local and federal taxes. Even before Trump took the stage, Democrats eagerly laid down their own markers for what the tax plan should look like. Desperate for a legislative win, Congress and the White House are trying to paint a picture of a more united front on tax reform than they had on health care.

by | August 31, 2017 | 08:19

The president, for his part, has talked about the need for both tax cuts and tax reform during his time in office. A wide spectrum of economists believe that simplifying the tax code with lower rates and fewer deductions would be good for economic growth, allowing capital to go where it should rather than being directed according to the vagaries of a tax code designed by lobbyists and legislators.

by | August 31, 2017 | 08:21

On Wednesday, Abbott said that number increased to 14,000 with many being sent to Southeast Texas. "We'll be here until we can restore this region as back to normal as possible. Turner said, according to ABC News, that "If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare".

by | August 31, 2017 | 08:13

The mission was expanded after a 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah so that peacekeepers could deploy along the Lebanon-Israel border, to help Lebanese troops extend their authority into their country's south for the first time in decades.

by | August 31, 2017 | 08:17

The man, named Jerry, is from Winnie, Texas , but was staying at a hotel down the street from where he had driven into the ravine. "It looked just like a road", the reporter said. He said: "I want to thank these guys for saving my life". Griffin estimated the ravine was flooded with 12 t0 20 feet of water. He wrapped up the news segment with a warning to other local residents thinking about getting on the road.

by | August 31, 2017 | 07:07

But the effort is already facing political headwinds. It's important to note that despite all the clamor about reform, the only thing resembling a Republican tax plan right now is the extremely brief sketch released by the White House in April.

by | August 31, 2017 | 06:44

It also directs local officials to cooperate with so-called immigration detainer requests, which allow foreign-born detainees to be transferred to federal custody after they are released from state or local custody. The American Civil Liberties Union, which is also fighting the law, praised the decision. "The court was right to strike down virtually all of this patently unconstitutional law", Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's immigrant rights project, said in a statement .

by | August 31, 2017 | 06:33

Judge Sapnara said the girl's mother raised some concerns about the appropriateness of foster carers. According to the British newspaper, "a white Christian child was taken from her family and forced to live with a niqab-wearing foster carer in a home where she was allegedly encouraged to learn Arabic".

by | August 31, 2017 | 05:56

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Wednesday that 24,000 National Guard troops, including 10,000 from outside the state, were being deployed in Texas in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, and that 33 counties were now covered under a federal disaster declaration.

by | August 31, 2017 | 05:55

It said that with over Rs 15 lakh crore of junked currency coming back into the banking system post demonetisation, a "significant portion" of it could be black money. "Demonetisation is nothing but a disaster in which 104 innocent people were killed while "corrupt" made "windfall gains". Accusing Modi of obfuscation, Surjewala said figures given by the RBI had again exposed the government.

by | August 31, 2017 | 05:39

Arpaio was convicted in July of criminal contempt for disobeying a federal judge's order on detaining individuals suspected of being in the USA illegally. Later that month, a Republican-appointed judge recommended that Arpaio be prosecuted for criminal contempt - an offense that carries a sentence of up to six months in prison - as part of a racial profiling lawsuit Arpaio had been fighting since 2007.

by | August 31, 2017 | 05:38

The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that there are approximately 2,600 more USA troops in Afghanistan than had been officially disclosed due to a change in its accounting procedures. The Pentagon reported that us troops killed the leader of ISIS-K, Abu Sayed, in a drone airstrike on July 11. This month, Mattis indicated that the Trump administration was considering various options for dealing with the war in Afghanistan, including increasing the American military footprint by thousands ...

by | August 31, 2017 | 05:24

He said the system could form into either Tropical Storm Irma or Subtropical Storm Irma by 11 a.m. "We could get a minor tropical system", Sovine said. As highs approach 80 under the bright September sunshine, I hope you'll smile fondly with good memories of the summer of 2017 as we all begin to turn our attention to autumn.