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Super Eagles stun Cameroon 4-0 in Russian Federation 2018 World Cup qualifier

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said that the Super Eagles' victory on Friday against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon was a "testament" to the power of prayers. "It is going to be very hard to qualify", he accepted after a late Thomas Partey goal salvaged a 1-1 home draw with bottom-of-the-table Congo in Kumasi.

Mattis breaks with Trump on diplomacy with North Korea

The aggressive test-flight over the territory of a close U.S. ally sent a clear message of defiance as Washington and Seoul conduct war games nearby. "We will do our utmost to protect people's lives", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters. Still, it's unclear whether the North will ever act on its threat to fire missiles at the "advanced base of invasion".

Oklahoma soldiers head to Texas for Harvey relief efforts

Multiple convoys from the Arkansas National Guard departed for the areas of Texas impacted by Harvey. The Iowa Army National Guard is sending two helicopters and 11 soldiers - including soldiers based in Davenport - to the Houston area to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

LA declares local emergency amid huge wildfire

Around 10 hours later, the LAFD said strong gusting winds meant the fire was erratic and unpredictable, leaving officials " unable to give a firm prediction on all areas potentially at risk ". Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters on Saturday that the blaze, which broke out on Friday and lit up the hills surrounding the northern suburb of Burbank overnight, had already burned 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares).

BRICS summit to focus on deepening cooperation

Brics leaders would also engage in a dialogue with emerging markets and developing countries; the invited countries being Egypt, Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan. "The agreement and memorandum were executed by the CEOs of Exim Bank of India, Brazil's Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social, China Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa and Vnesheconombank", Russian development bank Vnesheconombank said in a statement.

Price of gas jumps again as long weekend approaches

The price at the pump rose Thursday night in Montreal for a second time in three days, reaching an average of almost $1.35 per litre of regular fuel by Friday morning. The uncertainty about gasoline production could stretch into a couple of weeks, he said. "Until we get engineers into the refineries to assess the damage it's all speculation", he said.

Judge Tosses Most-Serious Charges in Penn State Fraternity Death

Two defendants waived a preliminary hearing. They said that their respective clients had minimal interactions with Piazza during the event. Piazza, a sophomore from Lebanon, New Jersey, suffered severe head and abdominal injuries. Defense attorneys shared similar strategies in closing arguments. "There is a lot that will go into this", Michael Engle, attorney for defendant Gary Dibileo, said Friday of the work that remains.

Iran is in compliance with nuclear deal: United Nations monitors

IRAN has remained within key limits of its nuclear activities imposed in its 2015 deal with world powers, a United Nations atomic watchdog report said yesterday. In June, shortly after the IAEA's last report on Iran said its heavy water stock stood at 128.2 tonnes as of mid-May, Tehran said it would ship 20 tonnes overseas, officials told Reuters at the time.

Vehicles fall into Kondli canal after landfill site collapses, many feared trapped

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, comprising 45 personnel, also rushed to the site, a senior NDRF official said. Due to the impact of the collapse, a Hyundai X-cent sedan, a motorcycle and a scooter fell into the canal and were pulled out later.

This company has to change, says Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

It is common for venture capital-backed companies to signal an IPO at a vague time in the future. The board of Uber confirmed Dara Khosrowshahi's appointment via a mail sent to all the employees of the company. Khosrowshahi previously described his relationship with the brash founder as "budding". But the firm and its board had not spoken publicly on the decision until Tuesday evening.

Merkel heckled twice in one day as she defends refugee policy

She noted that the system under which migrants are supposed to seek asylum in the first European Union country where they arrive still needs reform, and that some nations are still refusing to take in a share of refugees arriving in Europe.

Vote here: Is Shakib Al Hasan the best all-rounder in cricket today?

Bangladesh appeared on course for a bigger second innings total but off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed 6-82 to help Australia restrict the rivals to 221 all out on the third day of the game in Dhaka . "It is hard to get the Australian team under pressure so we must take the opportunity to win the series". Compared to previous tours to this part of the world, Australia's batsmen looked reasonably well-equipped to handle a spin barrage from the energetic Bangladeshis.

Iran Shoots Down US Military Inspection 'Dreams,' Vows More Powerful Missile Force

Iran on Tuesday dismissed US demands for the inspection of Iranian military sites by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, shrugging off a request by America's ambassador to the United Nations as only a "dream". Haley has previously said that Iran is not complying with the "spirit" of the deal, pointing to Tehran's activities in the region, including its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen and its backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

US Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile In Hawaii Test

Monday's test missile was launched from Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai in Hawaii. " We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves ". The test was considered a direct challenge to President Trump, who has threatened the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, that America would respond with "fire and fury" to provocations.

Teen posts heartbreaking message before she's swept away by flood

Residents cross high water on North Braeswood Blvd to escape the flooding from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston . The four children and their great-grandparents were trying to make the journey from their home to another family member's home when they were caught in floodwaters at the intersection of Green River Drive and John Ralston Road, Ashley Hiser-Jackson, a California-based relative, told BuzzFeed News.

ACLU files second suit, Mattis calls for study — Transgender military ban

The Defense Department has acknowledged "receiv [ing] formal guidance from the White House in reference to transgender personnel serving in the military", according to Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. " Trump also directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to determine how to address transgender individuals now serving based on military effectiveness and lethality, unitary cohesion, budgetary constraints, applicable law, and all factors that may be relevant", CNN ...

USA threatens ISIS convoy that agreed to leave Lebanon under Hezbollah deal

Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon told The Associated Press the coalition has already struck a small bridge and punched a crater in a road to keep them from moving further east toward the border with Iraq. USA officials said Lebanon's military, which enjoys broad confidence from the public, was the only institution stable and credible enough to hold together the country's delicate political situation.

Trump says tax overhaul will 'bring back Main Street'

Democrats have said they will not support a tax proposal that offers relief for the very wealthy. For instance, the administration has not stated publicly what will be the precise scope of Trump's tax reforms. As Trump tries to sell tax cuts to corporations and rich estates as helping the middle class, this is the image you'll want to keep in mind. Arguments why a corporate tax cut won't help - and may even hurt - the middle class: US corporate profits today are very high and ...

Iran Building Weapons Factories in Lebanon and Syria, Israel Says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (L) speaks during a joint conference with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (R) in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on August 29, 2017.

Civil rights groups sue Trump over transgender ban

What Lambda Legal says: "President Trump is denying fearless men and women the opportunity to serve our country without any legitimate justification whatsoever", Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Peter Renn said in a statement . The lawsuits, filed in federal courts in Seattle and Baltimore, say the ban issued on Friday violated US constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process.

Heat wave continues, prompting heat advisory

An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. Triple digits will return across the board in the valley by Thursday with excessive heat warning criteria Friday, Saturday and possibly into Sunday.

Tracking Heavy Showers, Tropical Disturbance Off Coast

Right now Harvey has weakened to a tropical storm and will continue to weaken while it is over land. - no local impacts . "Low pressure is expected to develop offshore of the Southeast Coast Sunday or Monday and may take on tropical or subtropical characteristics by the time it makes its closes approach to the northeast SC and southeast North Carolina", according to a bulletin on the weather system issued by the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, N.C.

No Progress in Latest Round of Talks Between Kushner and PA's Abbas

Both sides and the mainstream media tried to give a positive spin, but there's every indication that last week's meeting between U.S. special envoy Jared Kushner and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was just as stormy as the first time the two men got together back in June.

Abbas Presses for Two-State Solution, Kushner Provides No Clarity

The Palestinian administration had reportedly expressed pessimism at USA peace efforts, and Abbas had reportedly sought a US commitment to endorse the two-state solution. According to Al-Hayat, a USA delegation headed by Kushner told Abbas this week that "stopping settlement construction is impossible because it will cause the collapse of the Netanyahu government".

American woman quits her job straight after winning $1 billion Powerball prize

Wanczyk worked for 32 years in a clerical job in the nursing department at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, the hospital said. "I said: 'I know it's never going to be me; it's just a pipe dream, " Wanczyk said, adding that she was shocked to find "I am a victor".

No Rohingya will be allowed to enter Bangladesh

On Saturday an AFP news agency reporter at Bangladesh's Ghumdhum border post counted more than a dozen mortar shells and countless machine gun rounds fired by Myanmar security forces in nearby hills onto a large group of Rohingya desperately trying to cross.

New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers Involved In Bench-Clearing Brawl

Romine flung off his face mask and Cabrera shoved him with both hands before throwing a series of punches as Romine wrestled him to the ground. Sanchez had homered earlier in the contest his fourth home run in the three-game series between the teams.

For Civilians Trapped In Raqqa, Offensive Against ISIS Presents New Dangers

The report also accuses coalition forces of hiding the true extent of casualties. The report said coalition forces dropped pamphlets in March, warning civilians not to use ferries and boats to escape because of the danger of airstrikes.

Iran Vows to Legally Pursue Apple's Removal of Iranian Apps

However, millions of iPhones are smuggled in to the country and developers use other countries' App Store to create and share apps. On Thursday, Apple removed Snapp, a ride-hailing app similar to Uber that is popular in Iran , from its app stores.

Hunt for Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra after court no-show

The Supreme Court (SC) will on Friday rule if Yingluck is guilty of criminal negligence over a rice subsidy that showered cash on her family's rural political heartland, but was riddled with graft and led to billions of dollars of losses.