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Global Media South Africans protest in solidarity with Al-Aqsa
Author: 0 South Africans protest in solidarity with Al-Aqsa

On Tuesday, hours after Israel removed the metal detectors , Muslim leaders said a technical committee would check the area in and around the compound carefully to see if Israel had made any unilateral changes during the time the shrine stood empty.

Global Media 3-year-old Long Island twins drown in backyard pool
Author: 0 3-year-old Long Island twins drown in backyard pool

Assistant Chief David Kaplan of the Melville Fire Department said firefighters arrived two minutes after the 911 call and that four of them were among those who jumped into the pool. The woman's 5-year-old son was also in the house and did not go into the pool. Huntington town officials told CBS2 the pool met all code requirements when it was inspected in May, including gates, alarms and latches.

Global Media Vikings sign DE Everson Griffen to massive extension
Author: 0 Vikings sign DE Everson Griffen to massive extension

The deal is for four years, per Ian Rapoport and will pay him $34 million guaranteed, with options to get up to $58 million. Griffen, who lasted until the fourth round of the 2010 National Football League draft because some teams had concerns about how he carried himself off the field, has made 234 tackles, recorded 48 sacks and forced seven fumbles during his seven seasons in Minnesota.

Global Media Oregon Ducks football plays the underdog, picked 4th in Pac-12 North
Author: 0 Oregon Ducks football plays the underdog, picked 4th in Pac-12 North

Similar to how the National Football League operates its in-game reviews, the Pac-12 will have a new centralized command center in San Francisco this season to monitor video replays from all 12 conference teams. This should come as no surprise for Arizona State after the way last season ended and with the defense finishing as the second-worst in the nation.

Global Media Nigerian rescue workers complete operation on collapsed building site
Author: 0 Nigerian rescue workers complete operation on collapsed building site

The Guardian reports that the collapsed four-storey building which is owned by the popular Kafo Family, collapsed around 2:30 pm shortly after the rain without any prior warning or crack. "We heard an explosion which caused everyone to take to his heels, only to discover later that it was a building that collapsed". The six-foot in-between building which was a normal requirement in building construction was not observed in the area, he said.

Global Media BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll
Author: 0 BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll

BJP parliamentary board in its meeting held on Wednesday evening chose to field Shah and re-nominate union minister Smriti Zubin Irani to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, party leader JP Nadda announced. For the third seat of Gujarat which is also due for poll on August 18, Nadda said the party is "deliberating" on the candidature but state leaders will decide and let know their views to the central leadership.

Global Media Complete shutdown in IOK against arrest of Hurriyat leaders
Author: 0 Complete shutdown in IOK against arrest of Hurriyat leaders

The Agency has questioned more than a dozen separatist leaders, including belonging to both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference and businessmen in alleged terror funding from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The raids were carried out after NIA launched Preliminary Enquiry (PE) into the alleged hawala funding to separatist leaders to fuel protests and violence in Kashmir .

Global Media Chelsea Manning Responds To Donald Trump's Tweets About Banning Transgender Service Members
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Responds To Donald Trump's Tweets About Banning Transgender Service Members

There are more than 134,000 American transgender veterans and at least 15,000 transgender people actively serving in the military, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality . The assumption is that Dems will be left with two options: Stand up for the rights of a maligned community and risk losing swing voters, or abandon trans people as a "boutique issue", as many liberal centrists advocated for after the election, for a shot at winning over some bigots.

Global Media Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner meet with investigators in Trump-Russia probe
Author: 0 Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner meet with investigators in Trump-Russia probe

Mr. Manafort, through his attorney, said that he would be willing to provide only a single transcribed interview to Congress, which would not be available to the Judiciary Committee members or staff. or Manafort to testify at the Wednesday hearing. Grassley, the committee chairman, and Feinstein, a ranking member of the committee, emphasized that the closed-door testimonies of Trump Jr.

Global Media Israel installs smart cameras, metal detectors outside al-Aqsa mosque
Author: 0 Israel installs smart cameras, metal detectors outside al-Aqsa mosque

Meanwhile, An Israeli security Cabinet minister, Yoav Galant, said the decision to remove metal detectors from the Al- Aqsa mosque corrected the mistake of placing them there in the first place. Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem . There was speculation that a separate diplomatic standoff may have helped push negotiations to remove the metal detectors along.

Global Media Trump bans transgender people from joining the military in a tweet
Author: 0 Trump bans transgender people from joining the military in a tweet

In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, President Trump says transgender people will no longer be allowed in the military. The U.S. military, he said, "must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail".

Global Media Eu to start legal action against Poland over law undermining judges' independence
Author: 0 Eu to start legal action against Poland over law undermining judges' independence

Poland's largest opposition party, the Civic Platform (PO) is to join forces with the Modern party and Polish People's Party (PSL) on the project and has announced it will discuss its planned changes to the justice system with experts. The Commission is the executive arm of the European Union. Timmermans said he welcomed Duda's rejection of the two bills. The EU brought in Article 7 in response to fears about the rule of law in the wave of eastern states like Poland joining after ...

Global Media Amazon Doubles UK R&D Staff With London HQ Opening
Author: 0 Amazon Doubles UK R&D Staff With London HQ Opening

Amazon said it was taking all 15 storeys and 600,000 square feet of the new building in Shoreditch - more than the 11 storeys and 431,000 sq ft of space it said it would take in 2014, allowing it to double the capacity of its London research and development centre from 450 to 900 technical employees.

Global Media PM Narendra Modi conducts aerial survey of flood affected regions in Gujarat
Author: 0 PM Narendra Modi conducts aerial survey of flood affected regions in Gujarat

The Meteorological office in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha has warned that many parts of the state are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rain for the next three days. The IAF, operating 5 MI-17V5 helicopters, from different locations airlifted over 160 people to safety and carried over 3400 kg of relief material to designated places mostly in Banaskantha.

Global Media Two men injured in London acid attack
Author: 0 Two men injured in London acid attack

They were given medical assistance at the scene and taken to a local hospital with burns. "Their faces and their legs were all burnt". Police officers were passing Roman Road at around 7pm when they were flagged down by the two victims.

Author: 0 European Commission preparing to push back on Russian Federation sanctions bill

Earlier on Wednesday Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the European Union was ready to act "within a matter of days" if the proposed new US sanctions undermined the bloc's energy security. The EU has warned the USA over " unintended consequences " which may result from imposing further sanctions against Russian Federation. The White House has expressed reservations about that aspect of the bill after the Senate passed similar legislation last month.

Global Media Nine found dead in tractor-trailer parked outside Texas Walmart
Author: 0 Nine found dead in tractor-trailer parked outside Texas Walmart

A total of 28 people were taken to seven different hospitals in the area after they were discovered in the truck, 20 of them in critical to very critical condition. Richard Durbin Jr, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas , said the trailer occupants were victims of "ruthless human smugglers ". Authorities said the truck didn't have a working air conditioning system despite the blistering summer heat.

Global Media European court keeps Hamas on EU blacklist
Author: 0 European court keeps Hamas on EU blacklist

Wednesday's ruling comes amid increased tensions between the European Union and Israel over the former's criticism of settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. After winning parliamentary elections in 2006, Hamas ousted its Fatah rivals from Gaza the following year and has since fought several conflicts with Israel.

Global Media Sri Lanka finalises $1.12 bn port deal with China
Author: 0 Sri Lanka finalises $1.12 bn port deal with China

Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe said the Cabinet approved the agreement, which is to be signed by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the state-run China Merchants Port Holding Co. China has been building ports in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and smaller island nations in what military officials call a "String of Pearls" in the Indian Ocean, or a network of friendly ports where its warships can refuel.

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