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India gets a woman-Defence Minister

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Nirmala Sitharaman , who was promoted to the cabinet rank, is India's new defence minister . Until now, the only woman to head India' defence ministry was Indira Gandhi: first in 1975 and again in 1980-82. He retains the Culture Ministry (independent charge) and will also work as the Minister of State of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Similarly, Smriti Irani, who was given the additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry in July after M Venkaiah Nadu was made ... Lire la suite »

Colorado firefighters battling Montana wildfire moved for safety

OR and California have the distinction of "very unhealthy" air in some areas. The soldiers will join about 1,000 firefighters already at the site. Heavy smoke has been reported in 12 states, including those with wildfires as well as North and South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wyoming, reported Wildfire Today . Lire la suite »

Manus detainees to receive $70M in compensation

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MANUS Island detainees had a win when Victoria's Supreme Court approved a deal for compensation. The Australian government and the contractors have also agreed to pay another $26 million in legal fees, but will not admit to liability. Lire la suite »

Harvey Leaves Devastation Behind For Houston Residents

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Exxon Mobil ( XOM.N ) on Tuesday said its fuel terminals in the Houston area were supplying gasoline and it continues to work on reopening a shuttered Baytown oil refinery. Many areas of Texas were still battling floodwaters from swollen rivers that were expected to last for a week or more. The storm shut about a fourth of USA refinery capacity, much of which is clustered along the Gulf Coast, and caused gasoline prices to spike to a two-year high ahead of the long Labor Day holiday ... Lire la suite »

Un espoir du surf perd la vie à la Barbade

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Il voulait prendre l'une des grandes vagues provoquées par la forte houle, provoquée elle-même par l'ouragan. Les conditions étaient solides sur le spot de Box by Box où le récif est peu profond et la mise à l'eau - comme la sortie - rendue délicate par la présence de nombreux rochers alentour. Lire la suite »

Harshvardhan Kapoor to play Abhinav Bindra

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Reports said that the actor would be playing the role of the shooter. Harshvardhan, 26, who is the son of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, made his debut in Bollywood with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's " Mirzya ". Harshvardhan shared a picture with Abhinav Bindra and tweeted, "I am stoked to have been chosen to play #AbhinavBindra and hopefully will do justice to the man, the legend!" "#LetsDoThis". Lire la suite »

Lyon et Grenoble classées meilleures villes étudiantes de France !

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Toulouse . Quatrième ville de France où il fait bon étudier , mais pas la première de la région. 43 métropoles, grandes et moyennes villes étudiantes, ont été passées au crible par notre confrère d'après une quinzaine de critères. Bordeaux est 6e à égalité avec Nantes, Paris 7e, Angers 9e, Caen 17e et Brest 19e. Je tiens à saluer l'action de tous les acteurs du monde universitaire, mobilisés sur des enjeux cruciaux tels que l'offre de formations , les perspectives d'emploi et la qualité ... Lire la suite »

Borderlands 3 (kind of) Confirmed?

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He mentioned that combining the people at the studio's headquarters in Texas and the studio in Quebec, as well as contractors and third party outsourced workers, there's around four hundred people working for the studio, and that about 90 per cent of these are all working on Borderlands 3. Lire la suite »

Instagram spars with cybercriminals selling stolen user data

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On the other hand, Doxagram also contains regular users' account data, with the hackers saying they have information pertaining to more than 6 million members, reports The Daily Beast . The researchers spotted the hackers on an underground forum, trading the personal credentials for celebrity accounts, and presumably that's when they went searching for the bug. Lire la suite »

Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with 3-mo. debt limit increase

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He said Tuesday that he told House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy "almost every Democrat, if not every Democrat, would support it and I expect it to pass with overwhelming bipartisan support". The funding measure must be approved by this month's end to avoid a government shutdown. But several leading Republicans on the right of the House GOP conference are loudly complaining about the expected strategy to tie the increase to the debt limit to the disaster relief legislation. Lire la suite »

Le Togo adopte un avant-projet de loi de modification constitutionnelle

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Le président de la République a invité "les acteurs politiques au sens du dépassement pour faire aboutir le projet de révision constitutionnelle", selon le communiqué du gouvernement. Les protestations qui ont suivi cette annonce ont conduit le gouvernement à couper internet dans le pays. Rappelons que la répression de la manifestation de l'opposition des 19 et 20 août dernier avait fait des morts et de nombreux blessés. Lire la suite »

Tiger shot dead after roaming metro Atlanta neighborhood

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Police said, "Henry County officers responded, locating the tiger and kept visual sight of it while animal professionals were contacted". That's when police shot and killed him. "Noah's Ark was contacted by Henry County Police with reports of a loose tiger on I-75", the sanctuary said in a Facebook post . The dog's owner, Brittney Speck, said that her dog, named Journey, is doing fine. Lire la suite »

PM Modi strangely disconnected from cabinet rejig exercise, says Congress

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While it is widely held that it was their proximity to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that got them crucial political assignments, they seem to have made good use of the boost to rise within the establishment as third-generation leaders. Its lone member in the Union ministry is Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete. While Shukla is a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, Choubey has been elected to the Lok Sabha from Buxar in Bihar. Lire la suite »

Students boycott classes over NEET

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Convened by DMK working President MK Stalin, the meeting was attended by Congress, Left parties and Pro-Dalit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK). Earlier, Dhinakaran had condoled the demise of Anitha. Anitha had pleaded before the Supreme Court that poor students like her could not afford private coaching classes that richer students in cities could, giving them an advantage in the competitive exam. Lire la suite »

Four British Soldiers Arrested Over Involvement in a Banned Nazi Terror Group

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In a statement, West Midlands Police said: "The men have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism ... Known members of National Action have been jailed for antisemitic attacks on MPs via social media and accused of inciting hatred at rallies. It added that the group "seeks to divide society by implicitly endorsing violence against ethnic minorities and perceived 'race traitors'". Lire la suite »

Sadiq Khan refuses 'unacceptable' plans for former New Scotland Yard site

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Shortly after becoming mayor past year, Sadiq Khan instructed City Hall's planners to scrutinise the level of affordable housing in all planning applications referred to him. The Mayor had no formal power to intervene under current planning regulations, but wrote to the Council to object to the decision in the strongest terms. Lire la suite »

Six plongeurs inspectent le lac d'Aiguebelette en Savoie — Disparition de Maëlys

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Le domicile du suspect se situe à une vingtaine de minutes du lac. À certains endroits, indiquent les gendarmes à franceinfo, le lac d'Aiguebelette de 5 km2 est profond de 80 mètres. Ces recherches viennent compléter l'important dispositif mis en place par la gendarmerie depuis dix jours, avec des battues sur la zone de disparition et des fouilles de plans d'eau. Lire la suite »

North Korea Not a Nuclear Power, Says Putin

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Moon talked to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday morning and then talked to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin later that night. Since the Korean War, Beijing has avoided prodding North Korea to the point it might collapse, fearing a destabilising economic blow and the possibility of the U.S. Lire la suite »

Irma dans le sillon d'Harvey — Ouragan aux Antilles

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L'oeil du cyclone est passé sur l'île des Caraïbes vers 06H00 GMT, accompagné de vents atteignant 295 km/h, a précisé le centre. Les vents devraient atteindre 250 km/h, avec des rafales au-delà de 300 km/h. " S'il y a un message qu'on peut encore passer, c'est de se protéger un maximum et d'écouter les conseils et les consignes qui ont été donnés ", a-t-elle déclaré. Lire la suite »

Mediterranean ship sails to Myanmar to rescue Rohingyas

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MOAS launched its 2017 Central Mediterranean Mission on 1st April 2017, rescuing over 2,000 people in April alone. Despite these challenges, during this mission the MOAS crew have rescued and assisted 7,826 people, all the while observing and monitoring the increasingly complex context in the Mediterranean. Lire la suite »