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Status Yellow warning in place for Mayo

Status Yellow warning in place for Mayo Hurricane Gert, the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, is now off the eastern coast of the USA and north of Bermuda. And early Bank Holiday predictions from The Weather Channel indicate changeable conditions with showers and more outbreaks of rain in the west and north. [Full Article...]

1 in AP poll; FSU at No. 3 and Auburn No. 12

1 in AP poll; FSU at No. 3 and Auburn No. 12 TCU is the top team among those receiving votes with 98 points. Alabama was an overwhelming choice for No. 1 and led a list of six Southeastern Conference teams in the poll. We will find out who the top 25 teams are when the poll is released at Noon ET, and when it is released, you can view to top 10 rankings below. With less than two weeks remaining until a showdown between Florida State an... [Full Article...]

Big Ben falls silent as some British MPs make noise

Big Ben falls silent as some British MPs make noise Last week's announcement that Big Ben will be silenced for four long years sparked a backlash from some politicians and sections of the British media. The roof of the tower will be stripped off and restored, the bell frame repaired, leaks into the clock room stemmed and a lift installed. However, it will still sound on big occasions such as New Year's Day and Remembrance Sunday. [Full Article...]

Golf roundup: Henrik Stenson wins the Wyndham Championship

Golf roundup: Henrik Stenson wins the Wyndham Championship Ollie Schniederjans was second after his final-round 64, with birdies on Nos. Nevertheless Coley's preview brought home 11 points of profit thanks to the each-way part of the bet comfortably coming in. "Any time you're within two or three of the lead, you know you've got a good chance", Simpson said. Playing in front of Stenson, Schniederjans poured in his own long birdie putt at the 17th befo... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake IS-held Tal Afar Once Tal Afar recovery, the iraqi authorities intend to then launch the assault on the city of Hawija in the Kirkuk province, 300 km north of Baghdad. "(Fighters) have been using tunnels to move from place to place to avoid air strikes", said 60-year-old Haj Mahmoud, a retired teacher. The main forces taking part in the offensive are the Iraqi army , Federal Police and the elite US-trained Co... [Full Article...]

Wisma Putra extends apology to Indonesia over flag error

Wisma Putra extends apology to Indonesia over flag error In apologising on behalf of the government, Anifah expressed regret for the "inadvertent error" made by the Malaysian Organising Committee (Masoc). On Twitter, Indonesians said their flag represents the sacrifices of independence heroes and accused Malaysia of either being stupid or deliberately misprinting it. [Full Article...]

Former Liverpool and Tottenham star: Crystal Palace man missed a sitter!

Former Liverpool and Tottenham star: Crystal Palace man missed a sitter! Daniel Sturridge produced flashes of his best form in Salah's place before the £34m signing came on to help his team - who were much better in the second half - to a hard-fought victory. It looked as if it was going to be a case of history repeating itself as every minute ticked by. Daniel Sturridge is one noticeable addition to the side that will play Palace while the star man at Watford a... [Full Article...]

Polls: Voters in 3 Key US States 'Embarrassed' by Trump

Polls: Voters in 3 Key US States 'Embarrassed' by Trump Similarly, 35 percent of voters in Pennsylvania have a favorable opinion of Trump compared to 54 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of him. These three NBC/Marist polls were conducted August 13-17 - after the Aug. In Michigan and Wisconsin, 64 percent of voters shared that sentiment. This latest poll contrasts slightly with a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University that showe... [Full Article...]

UP Train Tragedy: Action Against Secretary-Rank Official, Seven Others

UP Train Tragedy: Action Against Secretary-Rank Official, Seven Others Pintu Chaudhary, the owner of the house that got damaged in the train derailment in Muzaffarnagar, on Sunday said that he would file a case against the Railways and demand a compensation from the authorities. District officials conducting rescue operation on war footing. Sources at Muzaffarnagar railway station said that the gang-man on duty and other maintenance staff fled from their post soo... [Full Article...]

Lebanese army recaptures third of IS stronghold of Ras Baalbek — BBCI

Lebanese army recaptures third of IS stronghold of Ras Baalbek — BBCI The policy has aimed to keep the deeply divided state out of regional conflicts such as Syria, even as Iran-backed Hezbollah got heavily involved there. The issue of coordination between the Lebanese army and Hezbollah is sensitive because of the extensive military aid Lebanon's army receives from the United States, which considers Hezbollah to be a terrorist organisation. [Full Article...]

GOP senator, media 'totally misrepresent' what I said after Charlottesville

President Donald Trump 's public attacks on two GOP senators could further reduce his clout with congressional Republicans just as he enters a series of key policy discussions. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Graham had said if then-candidate Trump came to SC, he would "beat his brains out" in the primary election, according to USA Today. [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi wants Confederate statues removed from Capitol

Nancy Pelosi wants Confederate statues removed from Capitol Virginia is host the more Confederate statues than any other state. While White says he'd like to work with Johnson, he also maintains removing the statues would be a dishonor to those who fought for Texas. Several cities have since promised to take down Confederate statues, and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper pledged on Tuesday to take them down state-wide. [Full Article...]

House Democrats co-sponsor resolution to censure Trump

House Democrats co-sponsor resolution to censure Trump U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., is co-sponsoring a resolution with three other Democratic members of Congress to censure President Donald Trump for his repeated condemnation of "both sides" at Charlottesville , in which white supremacists held a large rally and one of them allegedly killed a 32-year-old counter-protester. [Full Article...]

Trump Suspends Decision On Afghanistan Strategy

Trump Suspends Decision On Afghanistan Strategy Trump posted on Twitter on Saturday morning, while the White House statement on Friday evening said he was studying options. Trump and his national security team are now meeting in Maryland to discuss the possibility of sending thousands of additional US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops to Afghanistan, the Washington Examiner reported . [Full Article...]

One cop killed, five injured in three separate shootings Friday

One cop killed, five injured in three separate shootings Friday Matthew Baxter were shot when they responded to a call in the area of Palmway and Cypress streets around 9:30 p.m. Friday. In Pennsylvania, two state troopers were shot and a suspect killed outside a small-town store south of Pittsburgh on Friday night. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights amid Grace Mugabe assault row

Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights amid Grace Mugabe assault row Although South Africa and Zimbabwe have strong political and economic ties, this incident threatens to strain relations between the two neighbours. She has not commented on the allegations. The high profile lawyer quit the state's prosecutor's office in January and began working for a civic group that hopes to bring private prosecutions in criminal cases where the state opts not to. [Full Article...]

Knife Attacker In Russian City Injures Eight

Knife Attacker In Russian City Injures Eight Investigators said the suspect had been "liquidated". He "carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight", Russia's Investigative Committee said, adding that armed police then killed the attacker. Footage posted to Russia's Ren TV television show a black-clad man lying on a pavement while a policeman kneels on his back. Regional officials said four of those stabbed remained ... [Full Article...]

Beyond bluster, U.S. and North Korea in regular contact

Beyond bluster, U.S. and North Korea in regular contact In response, North Korea has lashed out with missile launches, artillery firings and intense propaganda. Trump hasn't made many moves to deescalate things since, either. The Trump administration attempted to convince the Philippines to exclude North Korea from the ASEAN forum, and is pushing Myanmar to suspend its military ties with the country. [Full Article...]

Buhari's return symbolic for Nigerian economy, says Osinbajo

Buhari's return symbolic for Nigerian economy, says Osinbajo Mr Buhari was returned to the country by the Nigerian Air Force plan on Saturday evening at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja . Buhari was officially received by his vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, who functioned as Acting President when he was on vacation. [Full Article...]

United States scales back deployment to Korea for drills

South Korean television network SBS reported Friday the United States canceled plans to deploy the strategic assets during the drill set to begin next week, and the move is taking place a week after tensions spiked between Washington and Pyongyang. [Full Article...]


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