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Rodrigo Duterte offers free tickets to Hong Kong to cops for killing rogue colleagues

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is offering money reward and free air tickets to Hong Kong to cops who eliminate fellow rogue cops involved in illegal drugs trading in the country. "If you want money reward and a free ticket to Hongkong go after them (rogue cops), no questions asked.

Assad advisor says Syria war nearing its end

An advisor to Syrian President Bashar Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels, and vowed the government would confront any "illegitimate" forces, whether Turkish or American. Bouthaina Shaaban said the fact that Syria was staging the Damascus....

Caloundra fire: Warning downgraded for blaze near Bruce Highway but residents kept away

Firefighters have downgraded the emergency warning for a uncontrolled bushfire still burning on the Sunshine Coast, but residents already evacuated are being told to stay away. The grassfire is burning south of the Caloundra turnoff on the Bruce Highway and is travelling towards the north-east.

Amid Protests, China Enforces Tougher Sanctions Against North Korea

Seafood importers in northeastern China took to the streets as they watched frozen product melt in trucks blocked from crossing the country’s border with North Korea, after Beijing began enforcing a new round of economic sanctions. In spite of the public outcry at home, calls from abroad are urging....

Barcelona terror attack: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu condemns incident, says terrorism is the biggest menace

New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona in Spain in which at least 13 people died and said terrorism is the biggest menace humanity is facing. "I am deeply shocked by the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain.

Delhi govt will take over 449 private schools only if they fail to return extra fees: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: The Delhi government will take over around 449 private schools, which have been served show cause notices over charging extra fee, only as a "last resort" if they do not roll back their decision, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Need money for college? Here's how to make a grab for $150,000 in scholarships.

Without an athletic scholarship, McCormick wasn’t sure how she could afford it. That's when it clicked: “I said to myself ‘Gabrielle, you’ve got to figure out how to win scholarships.’” McCormick seemed to be the ideal candidate. She was a three-sport athlete, No.

Cashgate suspect ex-Malawi army Colonel Kauwa no more

Casghate suspect Ex Malawi Army Colonel Kauwa has died at Kamuzu Central Hospital. Finer details regarding his illness are not known however KCH Hospital Director, Jonathan Ngoma in an interview confirmed about the death . “Yes its true Kauwa is dead” said Dr Ngoma.

The Latest: Politics rebuked at Barcelona minute of silence

BARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:15 p.m. When a few people raised Spanish and Catalan flags before the minute of silence for the Barcelona attack victims, the crowd quickly rebuked them for trying to politicize the solemn event.

Telecoms: Building blocks for digital transformation

As the digital revolution unfolds, one industry in particular plays a pivotal role. Telecom companies provide the fundamental building blocksaccess, interconnectivity and applicationsenabling this digital revolution to take place,a report said. Creating a solid, sound foundation for digitalization....

Armenia marks Builder's Day on backdrop of fading construction industry

By Rashid Shirinov. The construction industry is undoubtedly one of the hardest-hit by the economic recession in Armenia. Over the past three years, the worker salary in the country’s construction industry has been trending downwards, while today it is difficult to see any construction site here.

Canada sees ‘unsustainable’ spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

TORONTO — The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration’s immigration crackdown head north.

17:21 Kazakhstan-Bolivia ties discussed in Astana

AKIPRESS.COM - Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with the Foreign Minister of Bolivia Fernando Huanacuni Mamani, who arrived in Astana on a working visit, reported. During the meeting, issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation in the fields of energy, culture, science and education were discussed.

15:58 Bazar-Korgon residents complaining about April snow which left them without main income source

AKIPRESS.COM - Residents of Bazar-Korgon district of Jalal-Abad region this year are expecting low harvest of walnuts, the main source of income, Turmush reported. According to locals, the spring trees froze during frosts, including snow in late April 2017. Collection of walnuts will begin in September.

17:26 South Africa to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

AKIPRESS.COM - South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source told on Friday. Reuters South African police have put border posts on....

Ask Amy: Joy at grandchild’s birth is hampered by vanity

Dear Amy: My daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first child. My husband has a granddaughter, but this will be MY first grandchild. My husband and I have been together for more than 16 years and have helped raise each other’s children. I love his granddaughter and I don’t want her feelings....

Water level rises in major reservoirs

NEW DELHI: The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has risen to 75.694 billion cubic metres (BCM) or 48 per cent of their total storage capacity from 43 per cent two weeks ago, the government said today. As on August 4, the stock was 67.683 BCM of the total storage capacity of the dams.

Government doubles child care allowance for women with disabilities

The decision to hike the allowance is based on the recommendations of seventh central pay commission. Representative Image. NEW DELHI: The Centre has doubled to Rs 3,000 per month the child care allowance for women with disabilities. At present, the allowance of Rs 1,500 per month is given to....

Rajiv Gandhi convicts case: Madras High Court pulls up Tamil Nadu government

Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by an LTTE suicide bomber on May 21, 1991 at an election rally in Sriperumbudur. CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today pulled up the Tamil Nadu government after it wanted to file a fresh counter affidavit on a plea by two lifers in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking premature release.

Merkel's ghettos: Poverty and inequality becomes major talking point in Germany's election

GETTY Nick Gutteridge, Brussels Correspondent Angela Merkel is seeking re-election next month Activists and campaigners have spoken of “ghettos” emerging in Europe’s wealthiest economy, despite the chancellor’s claim people are living in “the best Germany ever”.

Return of DUTY FREE! Brexit tipped to see the welcome return the booze cruise

GETTY Simon Osborne Brexit could see the return of duty free sales Reduced-priced goods were sold in airports and on ferries and flights until the end of intra-European Union duty free on July 1st 1999. Retailers will welcome the return as its abolition shut down a 5billion market when the EU had....

SPONSORED CONTENT: Discover why locals in East Renfrewshire have reason to smile

It's official, East Renfrewshire is brimming with happiness. On a new performance report provided by the Council, it has emerged that almost 95% of people in East Renfrewshire are happy to live there. Residents are full of positivity about their community. With some fantastic local clubs, classes and venues we can see why residents are so content.

PE Teen's invention will stop car thieves in their tracks

JOHANNESBURG - Fin24 reports that a Port Elizabeth teen has developed a system to curb vehicle theft. The teenager, 19-year old Abongile Ngcosholo reveals that vehicle theft is rife in his city. Therefore, he wants to find a way of minimising the occurrence of these robberies. Ngcosholo attends Ndzondelelo High School in the Eastern Cape.

PICS: Sierra Leone mudslide death toll 'climbing by the day'

The UN humanitarian agency put the death toll at 409 after the flooding and mudslides in the West African nation's capital, Freetown, on Monday morning. "The death toll is climbing by the day," Elhadj As Sy, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,....

Death toll from Spanish terror attack rises as Foreign Office confirms British victims

Police shot dead the terrorists in Cambrils as bystanders ran for their lives (Picture: Reuters) The death toll from the twin terror attacks in Spain has risen to 14. A woman died in hospital on Friday, hours after being injured when a car carrying five men wearing fake suicide belts ploughed into....

Egypt Adds Media Watchdog to Blocked Websites List

Egypt has blocked access to the website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, adding RSF to a growing list of restricted online sites in the North African country. The Paris-based group said Thursday its website was blocked on August 14, shortly after it had issued a statement condemning the ongoing detention of an Egyptian photojournalist.

Tulsa Church Holding Fundraiser To Replace Stolen Air Conditioners

TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa church is holding a fundraiser after thieves steal their air conditioning units. Back in September 21015, someone tried to steal copper from an air conditioner on the roof of Tulsa's Indian United Methodist Church causing $6,000 in damage.

Osinbajo in Rwanda for Paul Kagame’s inauguration

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will join other world leaders to witness the inauguration of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in the country’s capital, Kigali on Friday, August 18. This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande .

Barcelona attack may reduce Azerbaijani tourists’ interest in Europe

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 18. By Anvar Mammadov – Trend: The terrorist attack in Barcelona may significantly reduce the interest of Azerbaijani tourists in the travel to the European countries, Nahid Baghirov, chairman of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AZTA), told Trend, Aug. 18.

Van injures scores at tourist site; one dead in second attack in nearby resort town

Police were searching for the younger brother of the Moroccan they already have in custody. The older brother’s identification card was found in the van, but he turned himself in and told police that he believed his sibling may have stolen the document to rent the vehicle, two Spanish security....

Sold out! Demand eclipses supply for protective glasses for safely watching solar eclipse

TORONTO Ali Van Orman is still looking for specialized glasses to protect her family’s eyes during Monday’s solar eclipse because she never counted on demand totally eclipsing supply. She tried to buy a coveted pair of solar eclipse glasses for herself and two children from Amazon back in July, but the hot commodities wouldn’t have arrived in time....
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