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First flight carrying Haj pilgrims takes off today

The maiden flight carrying Haj pilgrims this season will take off from Dubai International Airport on Thursday, the Haj and Umrah Committee announced on Wednesday. Arrangements are being made to provide the best services to residents heading to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage this year.

Calgary the 5th-most liveable city in the world (again)

Calgary is still the fifth-most liveable city in the world, according to The Economist. The international magazine's annual Global Liveability Report for 2017 gave Calgary a score of 96.6 out of 100, maintaining its rank from the previous year on the list of 140 major cities that are evaluated annually.

5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests

Despite the outrage, no prosecutions have been made in connection with the killings, Amnesty International said in a report released this week to mark the anniversary. That's despite President Jacob Zuma's pledge last year that criminal charges would be brought against several senior police officers.

Ukrainian defense minister says ill-wishers want to link Kyiv to all intl scandals

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has described reports on Ukraine’s possible involvement in the North Korean missile program as another attempt by ill-wishers to link Kyiv to an international scandal. “This is another fake. Russia or the people who do not want to see Ukraine as a strong....

SIERRA LEONE FLOODS

Emergency services were on Wednesday searching for the up to 600 people that were feared to have been buried in mud in Sierra Leone, after intense flooding and mudslides left at least 297 dead. The coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Abdul Nasir,....

CHINA USA

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it has lodged an official protest over a report by published the United States on religious freedom in various countries across the world. The 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report, which was released on Tuesday by the US Department of State, accused China of repressing religious beliefs.

Coutinho to Klopp: I’m out of Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, has told manager Jurgen Klopp, that he will never play for the club again. The Brazil international submitted a transfer request last week and is not ready to change his stance, even if it costs him a place at next year’s World Cup.

Alfano: “Humanitarian flight carrying emergency first-aid kits to be delivered to Sabratha, Libya”

“A humanitarian flight of the Italian Development Cooperation service took off this morning with a load of nearly 11 tons of relief supplies to be dispatched to the University Hospital of Sabratha, 80 km west of Tripoli, in Libya,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano.

Etihad Airways partners with Manish Arora at Lakme Fashion Week

Etihad Airways and Lakmé Fashion Week have announced a collaboration with international contemporary designer, Paris-based Manish Arora, who returns to Mumbai fashion event after more than five years. The celebrated Indian couturier marks the 10th anniversary of his colourful Paris collection by....

Government to set up an advisory board for FDI

Wednesday 16 August 2017 11:20 AM Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr Al Mal: Minister of investment and international cooperation Sahar Nassr has opened negotiations with Egyptian businessmen to create an advisory council for foreign investment to operate as a dialogue....

Charles Kupchan: No consensus on NATO membership for Georgia

Charles A. Kupchan, a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University. Photo: VOA Charles A. Kupchan, a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, served on the National Security Council from 2014 to 2017.

Subsea UK events to explore opportunities in international waters

The first briefing on August 28 will focus on the post-energy reform oil and gas sector opportunities in Mexico. Mariana Garay, energy senior officer for the DIT team in Mexico along with Chris Wall, DIT Business Specialist will give an in-depth view on developments within the Mexican market.

Japan aluminum buyer-seller gap widens on LME backwardation spread

Tuesday was declaration deadline for shipping September cargoes, and a handful of buyers were seeking spot supplies. Two international traders said they heard market talks of offers at $70-$75/mt CIF Japan. The seller may be a trading house, with stocks.

Global nickel deficit narrows to 2,200 T in May – INSG

. in 16/08/2017. Commodity News A global deficit of refined nickel narrowed in May to 2,200 tonnes from a revised deficit of 5,200 tonnes the month before, data from the International Nickel Study Group showed on Tuesday. Global refined nickel demand fell 3 percent in May from the previous month to 170,000 tonnes, while output moderated by 1.

Pathway programmes still available at International Study Centre

Pathway programmes are still available for international students who want to study at Durham. If you did not quite get the results you needed, there may still a route for you to study at Durham. You can take a pathway programme International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters at the new International....

Hezbollah Minister: Our Duty to Have Good Relations with Syria

Lebanese Industry Minister said a Lebanese official delegation is visiting Syria’s Damascus International Fair, stressing that it is a duty to have good relations between the two neighbors. Talking on Tuesday, Hajj Hasan stressed that the Lebanese and Syrian economies are geographically linked including land transport, transit, imports and exports.

AP Top International News at 12:05 a.m. EDT

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides. Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa. Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town. US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin. Sign at Swiss hotel directed to 'Jewish guests' draws anger. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Russia has grounds to seek extradition of jailed pilot Yaroshenko via UN — attorney

NEW YORK, August 16. /TASS/. International law precedents enable Russia to turn to the UN Security Council in an attempt to return Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot jailed in US after being arrested in Liberia by US law enforcers, his attorney has told TASS.

AP Top International News at 12:05 a.m. EDT

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides. Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa. Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town. US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin. Sign at Swiss hotel directed to 'Jewish guests' draws anger. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Trending Now Father, daughter survive Syria war zone, reunite with wife in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dana Tahhan waited two years for the moment when she would be reunited with her husband and 8-year-old daughter. "We cry. We cry a lot. We cry a lot because there's no words can describe this thing,” Tahhan said. Pictures at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Saturday captured the sheer joy.

Whitlock determined to remain Australia’s No.1

Cessnock’s Simon Whitlock returns to Australian soil keen to retain his status as the No.1 Australian darts player on the international circuit at the Melbourne Darts Masters which starts on Friday. Whitlock, known as the Wizard of Oz, was defeated in a 9-10 cliffhanger by rising Australian player....

Asian Shares Mixed In Cautious Trade

CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Asian stocks are trading mixed on Wednesday after two days of strong gains. Underlying sentiment turned cautious somewhat after upbeat U.S. retail sales data put a Fed rate hike back on the agenda and the International Monetary Fund warned that China's credit growth is on a 'dangerous trajectory'.

CORRECTION -- JNA

Details of the finalists are incomplete in the press release dispatched on Aug. 14 , 2017. The complete, corrected release follows: Spectacular Designs Sparkle in the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017. HONG KONG Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Xifu International....

Former Al-Shabab no. 2 quits militant group

The former number-two leader of al-Shabab says he has quit the Somalia-based militant group. Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, made the announcement to journalists at a Mogadishu hotel on Tuesday. “I would like to state to the Somali people and the international community that I quit....

Nigeria’s Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squad

The U-15 National Team of Nigeria, known as Future Eagles, will today and tomorrow play two international friendly matches against their Moroccan counterparts in Rabat, Morocco. Both teams will slug it out at the National Football Centre, Rabat starting from 4pm today, and again clash at the same venue on Thursday from mid-day.

Envision Solar International, Inc.

, (OTCQB: EVSI) ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that the City of Oakland, California, will deploy three of its EV ARC products to provide emissions free EV charging and emergency power.

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Barrett Communications-HF & VHF Tactical Communications

Barrett Communications designs and manufactures a complete range of secure high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) tactical communication solutions th...

Barrett Communications Launches Advanced 4075 High-Power HF transmitter

Barrett Communications have announced the release of their latest product, the advanced Barrett 4075 High-Power High-Frequency (HF) transmitter. E-mail and mess...

Australian senate rejects bill to restore ABC shortwave

The bill would have required the ABC to restore its shortwave transmission services which the broadcaster ended in January this year. This move was described in...

EDXC Radio 2017, to air today

1 hr ago Read more: MT Shortwave Central EDXC Radio 2017 on air today Wednesday 9th August 2017 with few short 15 minute tests on 9290 and/or 9270 kHz starting ...

A Naval officer and a Goan boat wants to sail around the world with nothing but a sextant

Divar: One would think that 151 days at sea was sufficient solitude for a lifetime, but maritime reconnaissance pilot Abhilash Tomy has different ideas. Not con...

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By Paul Goble Russia’s leading human rights groups say that ethnic Russians are now actively discriminating against ethnic Ukrainians even though Vladimir Putin...

North Korea Says Army Is "On Standby Waiting For An Order Of Attack"

Global markets are closed for the weekend, so we will need to wait until tomorrow evening to see how investors react to the latest back-and-forth between the No...

FSB Demands Detailed Personal Information On Russians Using Social Networks – OpEd

The draft order ( http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=18013 ) which has been issued by the communications ministry and is slated to take effect next July will...

North Korea Issues "Emergency Standby Orders" To Civil Defense Units: Report

With markets about to close for the next 2 days, the question on every trader's mind is: " should i carry risk over the weekend, or should I dump it all in case...

Maria talks suspension

Back in 2016, ESPN reported the 30-year-old Russian professional tennis player was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation. She was teste...

Hudgens levies fines for deadly explosion at Augusta sperm bank

Fines have been levied against gas supplier Airgas USA after an investigation into a deadly explosion at an Augusta, Ga., sperm bank. In an official report, Ins...

Quebec minister condemns rise of far-right movement in province

Quebec’s far-right movement is harming the province and its image on the international stage, Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s minister of International Relations,...

Fiji follows convention

FIJI is one of 12 countries of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) that has complied with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mineral water exports that accounted for $214m in the same year. more...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mine...

FIJIANS in the most remote areas of Fiji will now be able to have better access to disaster-related information during a disaster. more...

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama switches on the medium wave radio transmission while JICA resident rep Hiroyuki Sawada (left) and FBC CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum ...

AM radio now Fiji-wide

Fiji's prime minister says all Fijians can now tune in to the 'national dialogue' following the rehabilitation of the country's medium wave radio infrastructure...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. more...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. With...

AIR to revitalise Punjabi service to augment reach in India,

Public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is planning to "revitalise" its Punjabi service to augment its reach to the Punjabi-speaking listeners "on both...

Why are Christian pastors endorsing Trump's North Korea war threat?

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor, Marc Monte, took to Twitter to p...

Pat Robertson hospitalized after falling from horse

Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and a familiar face on its flagship program The 700 Club, has been hospitalized, CBN announced ...

CBN's Pat Robertson injured while

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Doctors say Pat Robertson from CBN is expected to make a full recovery after he was injured while horseback riding Friday. Accordi...

J.K Rowling Has Fiery Literary Response To Pastor Supporting Donald Trump’s ‘Fire And Fury’

The Bible has been used to promote peace, understanding and compassion in the world. But the very same scriptures have also been used in the past to , author ...

Swarens: The 'fire and fury' of today's Christian pastors

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor took to Twitter to proclaim: "N K...

Clay Crosse Releases New Single ‘I Will Trust in You,’ Inspired by John 16:33

Clay CrosseCover for Clay Crosse's 2017 single "I Will Trust In You." Veteran Contemporary Christian recording artist Clay Crosse is releasing a new single to C...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Police re-enactment with Hoddle St killer Julian Knight

. Posted August 09, 2017 11:21:25. A police re-enactment with Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight the day after he killed seven people and injured 19 others in...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: eacj=g week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's no...

Christian TV to Sean Spicer: People are wondering how to pray for you

Spicer appeared via a video feed standing under the hot morning sun in the White House courtyard, where he fielded friendly questions about health care, the Rus...

Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

Rabat – The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. ...

This apocalyptic Korean Christian group goes by different names. Critics say it's just a cult.

A visit with Chairman Lee. The members of Shinchonji call him “Chairman Lee,” or just “the chairman.” In church literature, he is also variously identified as “...

Christian Television Network host to bring talents to stage at Dulcet

Derrick Williams, host of the Christian Television Network's The Gospel Voice , brings something new to New Port Richey this month. Beginning July 23, the vocal...

Christian TV In Russia Bribes LGBT To Leave The Country

Christian TV In Russia Offers To Pay LGBT To Leave The Country For Good. Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBT Russians abroad for good, so th...

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On August 16, 2017 , our subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio Inc. ("SiriusXM"), issued $250 million aggregate prin...

MIB: Set up cable TV regulatory panels, Century, Chinar & Pan India among 6 FM licences revoked

NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting ministry has issued directions to states to set up district-level and state-level monitoring committees to regulate ...

China aiding Africa’s digital migration

The latest report of Digital Television Forecast in Sub-Sahara Africa released by Digital Television Study in England shows that digital television household pe...

Digital radio in Hong Kong dies with bow out of RTHK channels

. Hong Kong’s last remaining digital radio channels will go off the air next month, public broadcaster RTHK announced on Friday, putting the final nail in the ...

Rep. Ruben Gallego: Trump Is An ‘Absolute Racist’

Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) waves after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Scott A...

GOTv adds three new free-to-air channels

Speaking on the launch of the channels, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “We are very excited about our new channel offerings and the ro...

Pay TV Revolution: Nigerians To Save N9.34tr From Subscriptions

It has been estimated that about 29 million households may be free from the yoke of pay television monthly subscriptions when the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporati...

Pay TV subs in Kenya soar in wake of digital migration

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s migration to digital TV has maintained an upward trajectory, registering tremendous growth as subscription to pay TV soars. More Ken...

Czech Republic

LONDON Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government proposes laws to reduce mobile voice and data charges The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom marke...

Czech Republic

Press Release Czech Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses. LONDON, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government ...

Sprint giving low-income kids free devices

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Sprint wants to help 1 million low-income high school students by giving them free tech to do their homework. The company says 180,000 studen...

Chevy Launches Two-Row Tahoe Custom, Lowers Price to $45K

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES THE TAHOE CUSTOM. New model offers Tahoe’s legendary capability starting at $44,995. DETROIT — Today Chevrolet announced the new Tahoe Cust...

SLT Group operating profits up, increasing depreciation slows down net profits

August 16, 2017, 8:20 pm Sri Lanka Telecom group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on June 30, 2017. ...

PCTEL launches multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with sub-inch profile

is offering a new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile. The antenna combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision tim...

Verizon offers priority communications access to Iowa public safety agencies

Verizon said Wednesday it will provide Iowa police, firefighters and other emergency workers with priority access to its nationwide communications network at no...

Largest city in NH to vote on allowing keno

Voters will consider allowing a newly-legalized lottery game to be played in New Hampshire's largest city to help fund full day kindergarten. New Hampshire Publ...

12:01 Controversy in Japan After Release of Documentary Exposing War Crimes

16 de agosto de 2017, 12:01 Tokyo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A documentary recently published by the NHK, national public broadcasting organization, has today spar...

Seeds on Ice

A few weeks ago I heard a wonderful interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross of National Public Radio. She interviewed Dr. Cary Fowler, who is known as the "fath...

Reflections on medical care in the boondocks and beyond

The local public radio station is my alarm clock. I was awakened recently by a reporter interviewing a young California rancher. The rancher and his wife were e...

After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments

Accelerating the pace of engineering and science. After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments 05:23 Josh James, WUKY...

Giveaway: Atmosphere

In 1997, hip-hop duo Atmosphere dropped Overcast , its first official album. The record included the song “Scapegoat,” which would become a college radio hit, a...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes: Iconic 1980s bands to play at Woodland Park Zoo

With 1980s nostalgia in full bloom, it’s fitting the Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen are co-headlining a show at Woodland Park Zoo next week. Even though...

Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con . The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear W...

The Psychedelic Furs are back by popular demand

Updated 10 minutes ago. Their songs were college radio staples in the early '80s — “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beats,” “All That Money Wants,” “House,” “Lov...

Jeff Moehlis: Break On Through with Robby Krieger from The Doors

There was a guy, Bob Brinkmeyer or something like that, and he ran the radio show out at the college. So we did a lot of shows with him, you know, just on the c...

Armed raids, a shotgun killing, drugs and sex abuse

Millions tuned in as they provided the soundtrack to the Swinging Sixties when no one else would. DJs became major stars and bands they supported – including Th...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Radio rebels go straight: Pirate station Caroline gets a licence

On this day in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced to stop pirate radio and Radio Caroline was its main target. But now, 50 years later, r...

How pirate radio changed the face of broadcasting 50 years on

And this weekend, listeners and DJs are making an emotional journey to the east coast to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lastin...