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AUGUST 16, 2019 The name of the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 is seen removed as it sits anchored in the Strait of Gibraltar on Friday. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters A day after Gibraltar judge allows vessel’s release, US condemns ‘scheme to unlawfully access US financial system’ The US justice department on Friday unveiled a warrant for the seizure of the Iranian oil...
AUGUST 16, 2019 Los Angeles International Airport was one of the locations Friday afternoon where Customs and Border Protection computers were impacted by an outage, creating long lines. - Mike Blake/Reuters Long lines formed at international airports across the United States on Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s computer system broke down and dramatically slowed the processing of thousands...
AUGUST 15, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Career State Department employees in one of the agency's critical bureaus faced harassment, mistreatment and retaliation by its top Trump appointees, according to a new inspector general report. The report on the Bureau of International Organization Affairs centers around two senior officials, Mari Stull, a food and beverage lobbyist turned wine blogger under the name...
AUGUST 15, 2019 London, ENGLAND - Two items with origins in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu stolen from India were on Thursday handed over to the Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam on the occasion of Independence Day following a joint investigation by American and British agencies. The two items - a limestone carved relief dating 1st century BC and 1st century...
AUGUST 15, 2019 Researchers compared the sleeping habits of 17,335 people who were asked to wear fitness trackers through which their 14-day sleep patterns were tracked. (Source: File Photo) A new study indicates that young and middle-aged adults in Asia had the shortest sleep duration, and it may be due to high cultural demands. "Higher work and educational demands in...
AUGUST 15, 2019 The death toll in the Kerala floods has risen to 104 while 36 others remained missing even as the flood-ravaged state limps back to normalcy with water receding in many low-lying areas, news agency PTI reported. There was no ‘red alert’ warning in any of the 14 districts as the intensity of rains decreased. An orange alert, indicating...
AUGUST 15, 2019 NEW DELHI - In his sixth speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a major military reform that had been stuck for nearly two decades, attacked his critics over Jammu and Kashmir’s now-scrapped special status and promised to work to improve the lives of India’s billion-plus population. PM Modi also...
AUGUST 14, 2019 Brief Scorecard: 35-over match India 256 for 4 (Kohli 114*, Iyer 65, Allen 2-40) beat West Indies (Gayle 72, Lewis 43, Khaleel 3-68, Shami 2-50) by six wickets India captain Virat Kohli raises his bats to celebrate reaching a century during the third One-Day International cricket match West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Wednesday, Aug. 14,...
AUGUST 14, 2019 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday termed India's move to revoke the special status to Jammu and Kashmir a "strategic blunder" and said that the move will cost New Delhi "heavily". Khan made the comments while addressing a special session of the 'Azad Jammu and Kashmir' Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad as Pakistan marked its Independence Day "in...
AUGUST 14, 2019 Ohio State University submitted an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in efforts to trademark the word “The.” They want to use the university’s name on items with the phrase "The Ohio State University" which can be used to market items for sale, which includes "clothing, namely, t-shirts, baseball caps and hats." The application was submitted...