Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa’s election court challenge 

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa’s election court challenge By Reuters | Published Wed, August 15th 2018 at 13:52, Updated August 15th 2018 at 14:01 GMT +3 Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the land’s highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of his […]

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Turkey doubles tariffs on some US imports; lira rallies

Ankara acted amid increased tension between the two NATO allies over Turkey’s detention of a Christian American pastor and other diplomatic issues, which have helped send the lira tumbling to record lows against the dollar. By: Reuters | Istanbul | Updated: August 15, 2018 7:06:18 pm Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including alcohol, cars and tobacco […]

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Colorado baker sues state over ‘persecution’ after refusing transgender woman’s cake order

He had earlier refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple By: Reuters | Denver | Published: August 16, 2018 9:46:43 am A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for […]

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Former president Lula da Silva registers for Brazil elections from jail as thousands rally

Da Silva is serving a sentence for a corruption conviction, but he continues to lead polls for October’s presidential election. By: AP | Brasilia | Published: August 16, 2018 8:20:15 am The Workers’ Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for president Wednesday, attempting to muscle him into the race to lead […]

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For women, in Modi’s address: Vow to end triple talaq, warning to rapists

Modi said he was striving to end instant triple talaq but underlined there were some people who do not want the practice to go away. By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 15, 2018 11:40:00 am In his fifth Independence Day speech on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned rapists of strictest punishment while assuring Muslim women of protection from […]

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Kerala rains: Cochin International Airport suspends operations till 2 pm

The flood situation got worse after the discharge of water from Idukki reservoir increased, which may further go up after Tamil Nadu released water from Mullaperiyar dam earlier this morning. Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 15, 2018 8:22:43 am The Cochin International Airport suspended all flight operations till 2 pm Wednesday due to a rise […]

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Independence Day 2018: India to be engine of world growth for three decades, PM Narendra Modi

Independence Day 2018: PM Narendra Modi listed out the pace of reforms in the last four years of his government that pulled out the country from being considered a “fragile and risky” economy to being the fastest in the world. By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2018 9:38:17 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India will […]

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72nd Independence Day: Patriotic Bollywood songs which should be on your playlist

Independence Day 2018: As India marks its 72nd Independence Day, here is our list of patriotic Bollywood songs. Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2018 9:59:26 am Whether it is Manoj Kumar trying to change the mindset of the English about India in his film Purab Aur Paschim or Sunny Deol and his army trying […]

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Asian Games 2018: South Korea’s focus shifts from ‘Peace Games’ to beating Japan

By: Reuters | Seoul | Updated: August 15, 2018 10:22:06 am Second best is rarely acceptable when it comes to sport in South Korea but with powerhouse China certain to dominate the medal standings at this month’s Asian Games beating Japan to the runners-up spot will be Korea’s true measure of success. The buildup to […]

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Independence Day 2018: ‘Gaganyaan’ will take an Indian in space by 2022, says PM Narendra Modi

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2018 10:24:23 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort on Wednesday, said the country will see an Indian on a space mission under an indigenous space project called ‘Gaganyaan‘ before 2022. This was Modi’s last […]

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