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World Media Apple removes popular Iranian apps from store, citing United States sanctions
Author: 0 Apple removes popular Iranian apps from store, citing United States sanctions

For the last few weeks, Apple has been removing Iranian food delivery and shopping apps, and on Thursday, it removed Snapp, an Uber-like ride hailing app that is popular in Iran . In addition to blocking Twitter, the Iranian government has long blocked Facebook and YouTube. "In order to further ensure that the sanctions on Iran do not have an unintended chilling effect on the ability of companies to provide personal communications tools to individuals in that country OFAC is providing ...

World Media Top aide chides Trump on racists
Author: 0 Top aide chides Trump on racists

He said the administration "can and must do better" in condemning such groups. "I have come under enormous pressure both to resign and to remain in my current position", Cohn said before explaining why he chose to stay. In the interview, Cohn said that they also envision tax reform including one low rate on overseas profits, as a way of getting companies to "repatriate" their returns back to the United States.

World Media People dance against hate in San Francisco ahead of rallies
Author: 0 People dance against hate in San Francisco ahead of rallies

While they say they are adding "six two-car trains to increase capacity in the subway", many other transit lines will actually see decreased service. A number of Democrats, including House Minority Leader and Congresswoman from California, Nancy Pelosi, called Patriot Prayer a white supremacist group and objected to San Francisco authorities' decision to allow it at the Crissy Park.

World Media Chinese army mobilised as typhoon toll rises in Macau
Author: 0 Chinese army mobilised as typhoon toll rises in Macau

Some casinos shut down while others were relying on back-up generators. The unnamed Instagram user poses with the veteran actor in the now-deleted photo that has since gone viral.HONG KONG, Aug 25 - It's not every day that you bump into a screen legend, let alone one lending a helping hand in the aftermath of a category 10 typhoon.

Author: 0 20 killed after Islamic State militants storm Kabul mosque

After their armored vehicles came under fire as they tried to enter from the front entrance, one police officer said, the forces sought to gain access through homes behind the mosque, even as residents tried to flee with their families. The mosque was believed to have been packed with dozens of men, women and children when the assailants struck during Friday prayers. Security forces exchanged fire with the assailants and sound of an explosion was heard almost two hours after the attack began.

World Media Man shot by soldiers as retaliation in Brussels
Author: 0 Man shot by soldiers as retaliation in Brussels

The Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel , expressed " all our support to our soldiers " in a Twitter post. The attacker is still alive but is in a critical condition, Belgian prosecutors said. Images showed police have sealed off a main street near the main Grand Place tourist attraction. The force said the man was stopped outside the royal grounds.

World Media No National Monuments To Be Eliminated According To Trump Administration
Author: 0 No National Monuments To Be Eliminated According To Trump Administration

It appeared on Trump's review list. "Now, after visiting just eight of them, Secretary Zinke is ignoring the outpouring of public support from 2.7 million Americans and recommending that an undetermined number be altered". "However, some legal analyses since at least the 1930s have concluded that the Antiquities Act , by its terms, does not authorize the President to repeal proclamations, and that the President also lacks implied authority to do so".

World Media Thailand issues arrest warrant for Yingluck Shinawatra
Author: 0 Thailand issues arrest warrant for Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck's failure to appear in court prompted the Supreme Court to hand out the arrest warrant for the former premier now faced with duty-negligence charges pertaining to the rice subsidy program implemented nationwide years ago. Unlike her 3000 supporters who had gathered outside the court or the 4000 police deployed to maintain order, Yingluck failed to show. May 2011- Yingluck Shinawatra is elected PM, and shortly afterwards begins rolling out her rice subsidy scheme .

World Media Trump Administration Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Venezuela
Author: 0 Trump Administration Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Venezuela

Maduro's moves come after the nearly 90% drop in profits at Petroleos de Venezuela SA a year ago amid declining output and a drop in oil prices. The United States has imposed new sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials in recent months, including Maduro, over the government's plan to rewrite the country's constitution through a National Constituent Assembly.

World Media Sanders stands by Trump's border wall threat
Author: 0 Sanders stands by Trump's border wall threat

But Sanders completely dodged the questions, and instead talked about how Trump "is committed to making sure this gets done". During that January 27 conversation, Trump characterized the wall as "the least important thing that we are talking about, but politically this might be the most important [thing we] talk about".

World Media Majority of American Public Concerned About Trump's Behavior
Author: 0 Majority of American Public Concerned About Trump's Behavior

A woman was killed after a follower of the so-called alt-right groups drove his auto into a crowd. That day, Trump spoke out against the rally violence from his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. Another survey by the The Economist weekly and YouGov showed 48 percent of people said the statue of Civil War commander Robert E. Lee should be removed from the park where it stands in Charlottesville, compared to 30 percent who said it should be removed; the remaining 22 percent of respondents ...

World Media Florida to execute racist killer inmate using unproven drug
Author: 0 Florida to execute racist killer inmate using unproven drug

Mark Asay, a 53-year-old white supremacist, has been sitting on death row for 29 years. Asay, who is white, used a racial slur when he shot Robert Lee Booker, who is black. When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced that she would not seek the death penalty due to its demonstrable flaws, Governor Scott immediately responded by ordering her replacement with a different prosecutor more willing to engage in this lethal pursuit.

World Media Up to 14 people missing after landslide in eastern Switzerland
Author: 0 Up to 14 people missing after landslide in eastern Switzerland

A total of 100 people were evacuated from the village, Swiss media reports. Earlier on Thursday morning, local police said eight people went missing as a result of the disaster. The signal also warned the people who were staying at two Swiss Alpine Club cabins nearby, giving them an opportunity to react quickly and to leave the risky area.

World Media Navy Fires Admiral After Second Fatal Collision at Sea
Author: 0 Navy Fires Admiral After Second Fatal Collision at Sea

Aucoin was already due to retire in the coming weeks, and his successor, Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer (who had already been named), will take over immediately. The fleet said the multinational search of seas east of Singapore continues to expand with aircraft and ships from Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore deployed Thursday.

World Media Donald Trump's rift with key Republicans explodes into public view
Author: 0 Donald Trump's rift with key Republicans explodes into public view

Trump said he wanted to tie the debt ceiling to a bill related to the Department of Veterans Affairs that easily passed. Trump's tweets came a day after the White House and McConnell played down concerns about a reportedly deteriorating relationship between the president and the Senate's top Republican.

World Media Charleston police responding to 'active shooter' situation
Author: 0 Charleston police responding to 'active shooter' situation

Charleston Police told residents to avoid the "400 block of King people" area via Twitter as they blocked roads to motorists and pedestrians due to an "active shooter". Several hostages were inside the restaurant, spokesman Charles Francis of the Charleston police said earlier during a news conference. One customer ran out back door.

World Media Amazon/Whole Foods Deal to Close, Lower Prices
Author: 0 Amazon/Whole Foods Deal to Close, Lower Prices

A Democratic lawmaker had called for a more thorough review of the proposed the merger . Further, once the two companies are more thoroughly integrated, Amazon Prime will become the Whole Foods customer rewards program and Prime members will get added discounts and other benefits.

World Media Mattis reviewing lethal aid for Ukraine
Author: 0 Mattis reviewing lethal aid for Ukraine

Speculations in the news media that Mattis would for the first time announce the USA would provide lethal weapons - such as javelin anti-tank missiles - to Ukraine did not materialize. Pentagon chief James Mattis said that the USA is studying the possibility of supplying lethal weapons to Kiev. "Defensive weapons are not provocative unless you are an aggressor and clearly Ukraine is not an aggressor since it is their own territory where the fighting is happening".

World Media Tigers DH Cabrera, Yankees C Romine ejected after wild brawl
Author: 0 Tigers DH Cabrera, Yankees C Romine ejected after wild brawl

The benches cleared again, but no punches were thrown. That hit, one has to assume, was out of frustration after Sanchez hit a homer earlier in the game, his fourth in the series. The bullpen has faltered a bit as of late, with manager Joe Girardi electing to remove Aroldis Chapman from the closer role and both Tommy Kahnle and Adam Warren allowing runs in each of their last two appearances.

World Media Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his controversies
Author: 0 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his controversies

The Dera Sacha Sauda followers, estimated to be over 1.5 lakh, camped in parks, on the road in Panchkula to show solidarity with their icon. He said elaborate security arrangements have been made with over 5,000 security personnel being deployed at sensitive and vulnerable points to maintain peace.

World Media Judge Says Government Can Search Protest Site Records, With Safeguards
Author: 0 Judge Says Government Can Search Protest Site Records, With Safeguards

The government initially served a search warrant dated July 12 on DreamHost for files and records associated with the website DisruptJ20.org, which featured information about Inauguration Day protests in Washington. Judge Morin authorized the search, but said the government must ensure that the data of " innocent users " will not be seized by prosecutors. But even with that exclusion and other limitations that the government agreed to - putting a date range on the information sought and ...

World Media Suspected terrorist plot prompts cancellation of Netherlands concert
Author: 0 Suspected terrorist plot prompts cancellation of Netherlands concert

Dutch police on Thursday stepped up a probe into a suspected plan to attack a concert in the city by a USA rock band after a "concrete" tip-off from Spanish authorities. By around midnight, the area was calm and police had lifted the cordon they earlier put up around the venue, the NOS reported. The four-piece band, from Los Angeles, had been escorted from the concert hall by police wearing bullet-proof vests.

World Media Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law Again
Author: 0 Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law Again

Department of Justice is satisfied that the amended voter ID law has no discriminatory goal or effect". Texas Republicans remain convinced that voter ID restrictions are essential to preserving the integrity of the state's elections. In Wednesday's ruling , Ramos declined to craft a new voter ID law, saying the finding of intentional discrimination favored barring enforcement "of any vestige of the voter ID law".

World Media One lucky victor snags $758 million Powerball jackpot
Author: 0 One lucky victor snags $758 million Powerball jackpot

Their lucky number is 4 - the Powerball number in Wednesday night's draw. The winning numbers are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4. Lottery officials said this morning there four $200,000 tickets sold in the commonwealth, including one in Shamokin. Kaur said someone also won $1 million in a scratch lottery ticket at Handy Variety about eight years ago.

World Media Dad of boy found dead at Cachuma Lake gets 25-to
Author: 0 Dad of boy found dead at Cachuma Lake gets 25-to

When the two didn't show up, Estevez reported her son missing. He later told investigators where the boy's body would be, at a lake in Santa Barbara County. His BMW had been doused in gasoline and he ingested prescription pills before authorities found him knocked out in the park. According to Mendoza, the killing was "pre-planned" and took place between the time Andressian and his son left Disneyland and the father was discovered at the South Pasadena park.

World Media Britain no desire for ECJ's direct jurisdiction in United Kingdom post-Brexit
Author: 0 Britain no desire for ECJ's direct jurisdiction in United Kingdom post-Brexit

Britain could still be subject to some rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ ) after Brexit , in what some have described as a climbdown by Prime Minister Theresa May . Since Britain's departure from the EU was announced the European Commission has insisted the Luxembourg-based court should continue to oversee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain after Brexit but Brexiteers have called for a more defined break from the court.

World Media Schooling grabs second SEA Games gold
Author: 0 Schooling grabs second SEA Games gold

Singapore's P Veronica Shanti came away with the bronze in 11.76. The last time Malaysia won the women's badminton gold was in 2009 in Laos. The group match would end in a 3-1 win to the hosts. Two-time gold medalist Daniel Parantac kicks off his quest for another title when he campaigns in wushu in the Southeast Asian Games at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center here Sunday.

World Media How to Watch the Champions League Group Stage Draw
Author: 0 How to Watch the Champions League Group Stage Draw

This will have some impact on United's fortunes if they can avoid Spanish giants Real Madrid in the group stage. The draw for the group phase will be held in Monaco on Thursday at 17.00 United Kingdom time (16.00 GMT). As Europa Cup winners United find themselves in Pot 2 with Manchester City and importantly, big spenders Paris St Germain, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

World Media Spotted: Malia Obama moving in to Harvard
Author: 0 Spotted: Malia Obama moving in to Harvard

The Cambridge eatery "celebrates the modern New England table" and serves contemporary New England cuisine using local ingredients. Obama, 19, took a gap year that involved extensive travel, work, and an internship . She's not the only first daughter hitting campus this year. Boston Globe reporter Steve Annear approached her on campus, but she declined to comment .

World Media Melania Trump Thanks Chelsea Clinton For Defending Barron On Twitter
Author: 0 Melania Trump Thanks Chelsea Clinton For Defending Barron On Twitter

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton renewed her call for the media to respect Barron Trump's privacy, arguing "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves". The tweet Clinton was responding to on Tuesday was deleted after she responded. Neither Springer nor the Daily Caller has publicly responded to the criticism online.

World Media Shark attack on seal sparks panic at Cape Cod beach
Author: 0 Shark attack on seal sparks panic at Cape Cod beach

Pat O'Brien, 47, of Waltham, says he was enjoying a day at Nauset Beach in Orleans with his family Monday when a shark, viciously attacking a seal, sent swimmers scrambling for shore. Looking at Beaty's concerns through a different lens, the conservancy said the presence of white sharks off Cape Cod is an indication of a healthy eco-system - not a public threat.