DOJ will phase out private contractors in federal prisons, including Taft facility

In the memo , Yates said that by May 2017, the bureau is expected to house just 14,200 inmates in private prisons - a small percentage of the approximate 195,000 federal inmates now in the US. Other big players in the industry - including Emeral... More..

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Claimed Bombing Against Yemen Recruits Kills 60
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Claimed Bombing Against Yemen Recruits Kills 60

Eye witness accounts say the blast happened after the attacker positioned his vehicle early Monday morning near an army recruitment centre. Interestingly, while the massive bombing caused a shockwave that sha...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Death toll in Italy natural disaster rises to 241

Several aftershocks have occurred since the initial quake struck, around 3:30 a.m. local time, and tremors were felt as far away as Rome, more than 100 miles from the earthquake's epicenter. Conference of Catho...More..

1 dead, at least two injured in Belgium in accidental blast
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1 dead, at least two injured in Belgium in accidental blast

At least one person was killed and four others were injured in the explosion, local media report. Two people who suffered serious burns was rushed to nearby hospitals, and another two with minor injuries are ...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Chelsea Not Quitting Clinton Foundation Board

If a Republican candidate who was actually credible was running against you and served as secretary of state and ran a foundation that took donations from foreign entities, wouldn't you be criticizing him or he...More..

Xiaomi launches its first smartwatch, claims 5 days battery life
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Xiaomi launches its first smartwatch, claims 5 days battery life

The Xiaomi Amazfit smartwatch slightly resembles Motorola's Moto 360 Sport variant flaunting a round dial on the front and a thick ceramic bezel surrounding it. The watch comes with a heart rate monitor on th...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

[Ticker] US cooperating with Turkey on Gulen extradition

American worries may have been compounded by Erdogan restoring ties with Russian Federation and even discussing military cooperation with President Vladimir Putin. Turkey's ties with the European Union have als...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkish troops fire at their fighters along border

But experts say the Turkish offensive has again exposed the vastly different, often competing objectives of America's allies in the five-year-old conflict in Syria, where the Islamic State is only one of many a...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel

Italian authorities are pondering how to provide warmer, less temporary housing for quake homeless living in tents in the Apennine. A firefighter stands amid rubble as he watches the bell tower of Amatrice, c...More..

Govt plans Rs 2000 crore package for people displaced from PoK
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Govt plans Rs 2000 crore package for people displaced from PoK

The Kashmir issue can be raised globally in a befitting manner only with the opposition's backing, the Daily Times quoted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Asad Umar and Taj Haider of the Pakistan People's Party ...More..

Lighting kills more than 300 wild reindeers in Norwegian national park
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lighting kills more than 300 wild reindeers in Norwegian national park

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway. Officials say they believe the death toll was so high because the reindeer may have huddled together out of fear during the...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians

The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality since it launched the two-pronged offensive against the Islamic State group and Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria on Wednesday. Turkey...More..

Settlement building ramped up in recent months, United Nations charges
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Settlement building ramped up in recent months, United Nations charges

The Quartet's recommendations include an end to Israel's settlement policy and a halt to Palestine's incitement to violence. Tensions between Israel and the UN are ratcheting up after sharp criticism from...More..

Police hail brave passenger who jumped on Tube tracks to save man
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Police hail brave passenger who jumped on Tube tracks to save man

According to TfL , the Night Tube will boost jobs and maintain London's status as a vibrant and exciting place, while the Mayor of London's website claims it will boost the local economy by £360m over the ne...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Donald Trump will speak at African American church in Detroit

However, if Trump can have a couple of quiet weeks ― by not committing any major gaffes or insulting entire races and classes of Americans ― he will likely be in a close race with Clinton by the first debate on...More..

15 more cases of locally transmitted Zika infection confirmed in Singapore: MOH
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

15 more cases of locally transmitted Zika infection confirmed in Singapore: MOH

MOH has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the city state earlier on Monday. Singapore, a major regional financial center and busy transit hub, which maintains a constant vigi...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Yemen: Death toll in ISIL's Aden bombing rises to 70

The assailant drove the vehicle into a group of new army recruits, an official said, according to Al Jazeera . The city of Aden is a temporary headquarter for the Yemen government until things are enteri...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Gabon Opposition Candidate Calls on President Bongo to "Accept Defeat"

He repeated the claims he made over the weekend that he was the victor, calling on Bongo to step down to allow for "the transfer of power". Moreover, he urged all political stakeholders to refrain from any vi...More..

England win second ODI against Pakistan
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

England win second ODI against Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed became the first Pakistan batsman to score a one-day hundred at Lord's as the tourists battled back from three early setbacks in the second Royal London ODI. Pakistan captain Azhar Ali: "We thi...More..

Jailed MQM leader takes oath as Karachi mayor
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Jailed MQM leader takes oath as Karachi mayor

It was stated in the application that Waseem Akhtar was behind bars as his bail regarding the case on facilitating the terrorists was dismissed therefore the court was requested to bar the MQM leader from takin...More..