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Worldwide World's oldest panda dies in China
Author: 0 World's oldest panda dies in China

She took her name from the Basi valley, where she was rescued by villagers in south-west China's Sichuan province, according to the Xinhua news agency. She was very talented and liked weight-lifting, riding a bicycle and playing basketball. She died a year after the death of her long-term keeper, Shi Feining, who had cared her Basi for 27 years.

Worldwide Rand Paul likely to get a war vote
Author: 0 Rand Paul likely to get a war vote

The NDAA sets forth the Pentagon's budget and major programs for the next fiscal year, which starts October 1. Paul and others, including Democrats, have said that "the Senate is ceding its constitutional war powers" with these amendments.

Worldwide Stolen JEA power pole nets 2 arrests, police said
Author: 0 Stolen JEA power pole nets 2 arrests, police said

The suspects have since been identified as 42-year-old Blake Lee Waller and 46-year-old Victor Walter Apeler. It wrote on Facebook: '‪These two were caught stealing a JEA pole just this morning! The pole was valued at $2,500, according to WCMH-TV.

Worldwide Floridians return to storm-battered homes
Author: 0 Floridians return to storm-battered homes

Southeast on Monday night. Any disaster that wipes out electrical service hits especially hard in the South, where tens of millions of Americans rely on the cocoon of comfort provided by air conditioning. Heading north, in Charleston, which has experienced record flooding from Irma's storm surge, roughly 13 percent of the stations were without gas. Irma's top sustained winds are 35 miles per hour, and it is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour.

Author: 0 Korea conducts cruise missile drill amid N. Korea threats

South Korea says the weapon has range of up to 500kms and has stealth capability enabling it to avoid radar detection before hitting North Korean targets. Meanwhile, South Korea said it found a small amount of radioactivity in air samples collected days after the North's test, reports AFP. According to North Korea's official news agency, Mr Kim threw a huge celebration for his nuclear scientists, technicians and military officials following the test.

Worldwide Bullet train will bring pace to development: Modi after foundation laying ceremony
Author: 0 Bullet train will bring pace to development: Modi after foundation laying ceremony

There are serious issues on the agenda". "I would like to state that India-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global", he said. Modi and Abe reiterated their support for each other country's candidature in the UN Security Council "based on the firmly shared recognition that India and Japan are legitimate candidates for permanent membership in an expanded Security Council".

Worldwide At least 45 dead in attack on police checkpoint and restaurant
Author: 0 At least 45 dead in attack on police checkpoint and restaurant

Moments later, a vehicle bomb exploded at a police checkpoint near the restaurant, which sits along Highway 1, the road that connects Baghdad with Dhi Qar province, where the attack took place. It is thought the death toll will rise. Iraqi officials have voiced fears the group would step up its attacks on civilians as its grip on territory recedes.

Worldwide 25 students & teachers killed in Malaysian religious school fire
Author: 0 25 students & teachers killed in Malaysian religious school fire

The victims comprised 21 students, aged between 11 and 14, as well as two teachers. Singh said, police were still finalizing the details and investigating the cause. "I think it is one of the country's worst fire disasters in the past 20 years". His tweet read: "Innalillah". The principal of a private Malaysian Islamic school says a dormitory razed by fire was being used as a temporary boarding house because the main school building was under renovation.

Worldwide Sean Spicer tells Jimmy Kimmel he's never seen Donald Trump naked
Author: 0 Sean Spicer tells Jimmy Kimmel he's never seen Donald Trump naked

So when it was announced that the 45-year-old would be making his first public television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on 13 September, we expected that he would have to face some hard questions. Since Spicer and Kimmel are both Catholics, Kimmel used Catholicism as a comparison and said that he hates when people "lump all [Catholic] priests together as child abusers".

Worldwide The single-payer insanity
Author: 0 The single-payer insanity

So Sanders, a Vermont socialist lest we forget, introduced his new single-payer scheme yesterday. Edward Markey is co-sponsoring a bill by Sen. Under the bill, every resident of the United States would receive health insurance through an expanded Medicare program.

Worldwide Maryland Police Say Missing Pregnant Teacher Was Killed By Her Boyfriend
Author: 0 Maryland Police Say Missing Pregnant Teacher Was Killed By Her Boyfriend

Behind the scenes this week, detectives were in constant contact with the boyfriend, Tessier, who gave inconsistent stories about his interactions with Wallen before she'd gone missing, police said. "The decision to allow him to participate in that news conference was a calculated decision made by the detectives in this case for the express objective of hearing what he had to say".

Worldwide Iran to rebuild Syria's electricity equipment, power plants
Author: 0 Iran to rebuild Syria's electricity equipment, power plants

During the more than six years of fighting, Syria's infrastructure has taken a tremendous hit. The Aleppo contract was awarded to the Iranian firm Mabna and is valued at around 130 million Euros, according to a Kharboutli statement carried by SANA on Sunday.

Worldwide Turkey Buys S-400 Air-Defense Systems From Russia Amid Controversy
Author: 0 Turkey Buys S-400 Air-Defense Systems From Russia Amid Controversy

Earlier on Tuesday both Ankara and Moscow confirmed that the contract of supply to Turkey of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems has progressed after Turkey paid a first installment under the deal. " Turkey is a key NATO Ally, and we are committed to our strong defense partnership", Defense Department spokesperson Johnny Michael said in an email.

Worldwide OMG, Olive Garden Wants to Send You to Italy for $200
Author: 0 OMG, Olive Garden Wants to Send You to Italy for $200

Eight weeks of unlimited pasta and sides for $100 is a pretty damn good deal if you're a fan of the casual Italian fare, but the aforementioned crazy-cheap all-inclusive trips to Italy are a downright steal. EST at PastaPass.com. Once overseas, they will visit Siena, Florence, Assisi, Rome, the Vatican City and Pisa. The chain known for its breadsticks says the April trip includes airfare, a hotel and meals.

Worldwide Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine
Author: 0 Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine

Although he was clearly eager to thaw U.S. Peskov told Russian news agencies that Moscow indeed made such proposals through diplomatic channels. The proposal surprised longtime Russia analysts in the United States, given its broad scope and accelerated completion date and the fact that anger was widespread in Washington over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Worldwide Oil prices down as traders determine USA hurricanes impact
Author: 0 Oil prices down as traders determine USA hurricanes impact

Refinery utilization rates slumped to 79.7% of total capacity, the lowest since 2010. US crude settled up more than 1% on Monday, paring some of its huge discount to global oil benchmark Brent, as Hurricane Irma's initial damage on the domestic oil industry look more contained than thought.

Worldwide SDF maintains progress in Raqqa while continuing Deir ez-Zor push
Author: 0 SDF maintains progress in Raqqa while continuing Deir ez-Zor push

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has welcomed Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to capital Damascus as Syrian forces supported by the Russian army prepare to make a final push into parts of the eastern city of Deir Az Zor. Much needed aid is finally pouring into the city after a joint Syrian-Russian offensive broke ISIS blockade. Syrian government troops are fighting to the west of the Euphrates River that slices diagonally across Deir Ezzor province, in an assault backed by Moscow.

Worldwide Harvey likely to be costliest natural disaster for U.S. economy
Author: 0 Harvey likely to be costliest natural disaster for U.S. economy

HuffPost UK travelled to Antarctica to see first-hand the effects of climate change . Hurricane Irma's landfall in the Florida Keys with 130 miles per hour winds on Sunday morning clinched this historic event. Regalado told the Miami Herald that the $400 million dollar obligation bond he's campaigning for would help the city make necessary improvements to its storm drains and pumping system.

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