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Hurricane Florence dumping ‘epic amounts of rainfall’ on Carolinas


September 16, 2018

WILMINGTON: Autho­ri­ties on Saturday warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane against returning home, as storm Florence dumped “epic amounts of rainfall” across the eastern United States, resulting in life-threatening flooding. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told reporters that five deaths have been officially confirmed in his state, with several more under investigation. Florence made landfall on Friday as a …

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Nasa satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes


September 16, 2018

VANDENBERG BASE: A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early on Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02am and headed over the Pacific Ocean. Nasa Earth Science Division director Michael Freilich says that the …

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Dallas police officer arrested days after killing a man in his apartment


September 10, 2018

Dallas police officer arrested days after killing a man in his apartment by: Washington Post Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was arrested Sept. 9 and charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her neighbor, Botham Shem Jean. Authorities said Guyer mistook Jean’s apartment for her own and killed him. (Reuters) The Dallas police officer who authorities said entered an …

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PM Khan, US Secy of State Pompeo hold meeting at PM House


September 5, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a meeting with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford at the PM House in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa were also present in the PM’s meeting with the US delegation. Following the meeting, …

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Six Indian nationals among several arrested by US immigration authorities


September 5, 2018

From the Chicago area, ICE arrested a 25-year-old man from India in Champaign, Illinois. — NEW YORK: Six Indian nationals are among over 300 people arrested by American authorities for criminal activities and violating the country’s immigration laws during a month-long crackdown across six states.  Federal officers with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) …

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ECP asks overseas Pakistanis for registration by 15th Sept to cast vote in by-elections


August 30, 2018

ECP asks overseas Pakistanis for registration by 15th Sept to cast vote in by-elections ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has asked overseas Pakistanis to get themselves registered on its website by 15th of September in order to be eligible to cast vote in by-elections, scheduled on 14th October. The electoral body has said that overseas Pakistanis, already in the …

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Imran Khan to take oath as PM on Saturday


August 17, 2018

Imran Khan to take oath as PM on Saturday ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan is set to take oath of office on Saturday morning, a day after the National Assembly elected him as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan. The oath-taking ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (President House) in Islamabad at 9:30 AM, where …

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3-Year-Old Inside Vehicle That Was Shot at in Southeast Fort Worth, No Gunshot Wounds Reported: PD


August 14, 2018

Multiple people, including a three-year-old child, were inside a vehicle that was shot at near East Seminary road, according to Fort Worth police. No gunshot wounds were reported. The victim drove away from the scene to 4500 Campus drive and contacted police. Fort Worth police are investigating the incident. A dark sedan reportedly pulled up near the victim’s car and …

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Austin Tice’s parents push for answers 6 years after son’s kidnapping while reporting from Syria


August 14, 2018

Six years after journalist Austin Tice was kidnapped while reporting in Syria, Marc and Debra Tice have begun a swing through Washington and New York, with one simple message: Enough. It’s time to bring Austin home. “The American government and the Syrian government need to engage directly to secure Austin’s safe release,” Debra Tice said Sunday. “It’s been six years.” …

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