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18/08/2019

'May God ruin Trump', Tlaib's grandmother says

'May God ruin Trump', Tlaib's grandmother says >> Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States. “May God ruin him,” she says. Tlaib is the grandmother of US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, at the center of an affair that has drawn Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu together against US Democrats.On Thursday, bowing to pressure from Trump, Israel barred a visit by Rashida Tlaib and fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar that it had initially said it would allow.The next day, Israel...
18/08/2019

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar >> Myanmar army soldiers walk along a road near Laukkai Feb 17, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday. The rescue workers were 13 miles from Lashio, the largest town in Shan State, where ethnic armed groups have been fighting for greater autonomy from the central government, when their convoy came under attack."Our chairman was...
18/08/2019

Israeli military fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed

Israeli military fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed >> Relatives of Palestinian gunmen who were killed by Israeli forces as they tried to cross the Gaza border, react at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip Aug 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian gunmen as they tried to cross the Gaza border, the military said on Sunday and Palestinian health officials said three of the men were killed. "A short while ago, IDF (Israel Defence Forces) troops spotted a number of armed suspects adjacent to the security fence in...

18/08/2019

Toll from suicide blast at Afghan wedding 63 dead and 182 hurt

Toll from suicide blast at Afghan wedding 63 dead and 182 hurt >> Workers of a wedding hall inspect after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan Aug 18, 2019. REUTERS A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said. The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall, in a minority Shi'ite neighbourhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage.The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of US...
18/08/2019

Hong Kongers rally against government under stormy skies

Hong Kongers rally against government under stormy skies >> Riot police walk past a shop as they chase anti-government protesters down Nathan Road in Mong Kok in Hong Kong. REUTERS Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night. Weeks of increasingly violent demonstrations have plunged the city into turmoil. Water-filled barricades fortify the airport and government offices. Posters showing bloody clashes are stuck on street corners and there is a protest nearly every night.The unrest began in June in...
18/08/2019

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital >> An Afghan worker is seen at the wedding hall after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 18, 2019. REUTERS A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which went off in the men’s reception area of a west Kabul wedding hall.A Kabul emergency hospital said 20 wounded people had been brought in.“Unfortunately, the blast caused civilian casualties,” Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat...

17/08/2019

Four people die from dengue fever in Bangladesh

Four people die from dengue fever in Bangladesh News Desk, Four people have died undergoing treatment for dengue fever in different districts. The deaths from the mosquito-borne viral disease occurred in Dhaka, Faridpur, and Sirajganj on Saturday.These have taken the death toll, as per a bdnews24.com count based on reports by doctors and hospitals, past 140 in the ongoing outbreak of the disease.Those died at the Faridpur Medical College Hospital are Sumon Molla, 17, a college student from Magura, and Yunus Sheikh, a 55-year-old man from Rajbari.Another college student, Mehedi Hasan Talukder, 18, died from dengue at the Bangamata Sheikh...
17/08/2019

Momofuku’s secret sauce: A 30-year-old CEO

In the open kitchen, Chang, the company’s founder and culinary mastermind, stood in front of a whiteboard, attempting to sketch out a menu from a slew of dishes that his chefs had just presented for approval: seven-spice chicken wings, curry-stuffed doughnuts, chicken katsu hot dogs. A problem emerged — none of this was exactly light fare.“We could have a radicchio salad with a spicy hozon dressing,” offered one chef.“No one loves radicchio,” Chang said. “No one eats it, man, I’m sorry.”“We could call it bitter greens,” suggested another.Chang didn’t buy it. “No one wants bitter greens,” he said. “Stop being...
17/08/2019

Number of dengue patients declines, but remains higher than in July

Number of dengue patients declines, but remains higher than in July Senior Correspondent, The number of dengue patients hospitalised in a day in Bangladesh has gradually declined in the past three days but the counts have remained double than those of the past month. In the 24 hours to Saturday morning, the hospitals admitted 1,460 dengue patients, down from 1,721 of the previous 24 hours.The number rose to 1,933 in the 24 hours to Thursday morning after a drop during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays.The new cases have taken the total number dengue patients hospitalised so far this year to 51,476, including...

17/08/2019

Two out of two for Arsenal as Aubameyang sinks stubborn Burnley

Two out of two for Arsenal as Aubameyang sinks stubborn Burnley >> Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed the winner as Arsenal overcame a stubborn Burnley to maintain their winning start in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. It was the first time in 10 years that Arsenal have won their first two league games of a season and manager Unai Emery was delighted with the team's performance."We can be happy. Our idea, our gameplan on the pitch was knowing it was going to be tough because we need to adapt," the Spaniard told reporters."A lot...
17/08/2019

India eases some curbs in Kashmir, including fixed line phone use

India eases some curbs in Kashmir, including fixed line phone use >> Kashmiris walk past broken window glass after clashes between protesters and the security forces on Friday evening, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar August 17, 2019. Reuters Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Kashmir on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi announced it was removing the region's special status on Aug. 5. The moves came even as there were celebrations and protests...
17/08/2019

Official autopsy concludes Epstein death's was suicide by hanging

Official autopsy concludes Epstein death's was suicide by hanging >> FILE PHOTO: US financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The sparely worded official...