Author: 0 Indian skipper Mithali Raj sets semis target in Women's World Cup cricket

India will be seeking to improve on their disappointing showing at the last edition of the Women's World Cup in 2013 - a tournament they were hosting for the third time - when they were knocked out of the group stages, finishing bottom in the group that had Sri Lanka, England , and West Indies as the other sides.

People Taeyang selected as PyeongChang Olympics ambassador
Author: 0 Taeyang selected as PyeongChang Olympics ambassador

This suggestion comes off the back of South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggesting the counties could submit a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup. South Korean sports minister Do Jong-hwan told the Washington Post that this offer could "thaw lingering tensions", between the two countries and make the Games a "peace Olympics", as North Korean athletes would be allowed to safely pass through the demilitarized zone.

Author: 0 Trump's Cuba Policy Calls For Tightening Of Trade, Travel Restrictions

Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart say more sanctions are needed. Trump will lay out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami that will roll back parts of former President Barack Obama's opening to the communist-ruled island after a 2014 diplomatic breakthrough between the two former Cold War foes.

People China, US to hold first diplomatic, security dialogue tomorrow
Author: 0 China, US to hold first diplomatic, security dialogue tomorrow

The discussions reflect concern in Brussels, Seoul and Beijing that sanctions alone won't persuade Pyongyang to halt its nuclear program and that negotiations are needed to avoid military conflict. "Trump's focus on Asia seems to be one of getting North Korea sorted first, and getting Xi to do it for him", Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute in London, said.

People Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list
Author: 0 Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Earlier, US President Donald Trump spoke to Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on the Qatari issue, according to a senior administration official. A picture on Facebook showed a supermarket displaying food from Turkey including milk, eggs and chicken. "The nations you name [Saudi Arabia and Qatar] and the nation I am in (the United States) back terrorists and meddle in other countries' affairs routinely".

People Principal of slain teen's school: She was 'beloved'
Author: 0 Principal of slain teen's school: She was 'beloved'

Martinez Torres , 22, of Sterling, Va., got out of the auto he was driving and assaulted the girl, the police said . Some of the teenagers were in the road and Martinez allegedly began arguing with the boy on a bicycle as he was driving in his vehicle, Parker told a news conference.

People House Intel Probe to Hear From Ex-Obama Homeland Security Chief
Author: 0 House Intel Probe to Hear From Ex-Obama Homeland Security Chief

Johnson testified that multiple secretaries of states turned down his offer and viewed any aid as the federal government trying to Big Brother the election. Also in January, the Department of Homeland Security moved to designate USA voting systems " critical infrastructure ", putting them on the same level as things like dams or bridges, or the electrical grid, and giving the federal government more authority to intervene in state systems.

People Strike, protest continue in Darjeeling hills, internet service suspended for seven days
Author: 0 Strike, protest continue in Darjeeling hills, internet service suspended for seven days

The uninterrupted protests have had a severe impact on the students studying in boarding schools. After an all-party meeting held at Gymkhana Club in Darjeeling on Tuesday, the Gorkhaland parties formed a core committee of the All India Coordination Committee on Gorkhaland to spearhead the movement for statehood on a united platform and nominated Tilak Chandra Roka as the coordinator of the committee.

People UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence
Author: 0 UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence

But her wings have been clipped - not only in Britain where voters denied her a majority in parliament, but also in Brussels where European Union leaders will try to stop her from discussing Brexit beyond a quick presentation. He quoted the founder of the trading bloc that later became the European Union, Jean Monnet, as saying: "I am neither optimistic nor pessimistic". She has said this is to protect the rights of the 1.2 million United Kingdom citizens in Europe but we have no ...

People Brazil's President Temer Suing JBS Meat Tycoon for Slander
Author: 0 Brazil's President Temer Suing JBS Meat Tycoon for Slander

Those allegations have been backed up by JBS Chairman Joesley Batista, who claimed that Temer has received bribes from companies since 2010, when he served as president of Brazil's lower house. Temer was preceded by former President Dilma Rousseff, who impeached and consequently removed from office for criminal misconduct concerning the federal budget.

People Pentagon Spent $28M on Wrong Camo Uniforms
Author: 0 Pentagon Spent $28M on Wrong Camo Uniforms

The Pentagon wasted millions of dollars buying the Afghan army a woodland camouflage uniform that was apparently chosen on a whim and may have made soldiers easier to spot, a United States government watchdog said Wednesday. Not only did the Pentagon spend money on this special pattern, but tailoring, including using zippers instead of buttons, made the uniforms even more costly.

Author: 0 US agrees $12bn jet deal with Qatar

The Pentagon last week renewed praise of Qatar for hosting the USA airbase and for its "enduring commitment to regional security". Qatar said the Saudi offer confirmed that the closure of transport links "is a siege, not a boycott."At Qatar's Hamad port on Wednesday, workers were busy unloading containers of food and building materials, while another ship carrying livestock, including chickens and sheep from Australia, was at the quayside".

Author: 0 Donald Trump says China efforts on N.Korea 'have not worked out'

Trump wrote on Twitter. President Trump tweeted that he appreciated China's efforts to help with North Korea but that their attempts "did not work out". However, it has been said that it would be at least a year before evaluating how successful China has been. Last week North Korea made a "humanitarian" gesture, releasing US college student Otto Warmbier from custody, 17 months into his 15 year hard labor sentence for the crime of allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster.

Author: 0 US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

An armed Shaheed-129 UAV " displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces " at 12:30 am local time on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement . Al-Tanf is a strategic point near the Syrian, Iraq and Jordanian borders. The incident occurred in approximately the same location where, on June 8, a USA jet shot down a similar drone that attacked coalition and partner forces on the ground.

Author: 0 Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

He was shot dead after he shouted " Allahu akbar " - Arabic for "God is great" - and tried to attack a soldier in the station, Van der Sypt said. Federal prosecutors said on Tuesday that they considered the incident a terrorist attack, although they declined to comment on the witness accounts of the man shouting Islamist slogans.

People Paul Pisasale in court, facing extortion charges
Author: 0 Paul Pisasale in court, facing extortion charges

Police argued in Brisbane Magistrates Court that Mr Pisasle should be kept in custody "for his own welfare". Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale, wearing a hospital gown and pyjamas, announces his resignation. Pisasale was stopped in May at Melbourne airport with $50,000 cash, after a one-night trip on official business interstate. "I'm disappointed to hear through the media of today's developments", he said.

Author: 0 BBC Reporter: Democrat Defeat in Georgia Election a 'Major Disappointment'

But that did not stop Trump from weighing in on Twitter , urging voters to support Handel before the election and celebrating her victory afterward. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election Tuesday despite the fact that his campaign received unprecedented funding from the deeply liberal state of California.

People BC Liberals plan to restrict donations, raise welfare rates
Author: 0 BC Liberals plan to restrict donations, raise welfare rates

He says he knows the Liberals face a confidence vote in the legislature that could see their defeat, but the electric vehicle initiative is part of the government's plan to put more zero-emission vehicles on the road. The largest group, 28 per cent, said they had no idea or couldn't say how long the NDP and Greens would be able to work together. Provincially, the Greens received nearly 17 per cent of the popular vote, winning three seats in the legislature.

Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

SOCHI, Russia Mexico scored twice in a busy second-half performance to overcome New Zealand 2-1 on Wednesday and destroy the All Whites dreams of securing their first Confederations Cup victory at the 11th attempt. "My future is the national team", he said. Portugal , on the other side, put in a disciplined display as Fernando Santos' men went on to control most of the proceedings.

People London tower block fire death toll reaches 79
Author: 0 London tower block fire death toll reaches 79

A total of £202,000 of government money has been handed out to 180 families who were directly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire . Demonstrators hold up banners during a march in North Kensington on Friday, the same day The Guardian reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling than what was available during a renovation that ended in May 2016.

Author: 0 Man tasered after incident at London mosque

Days after a man drove his vehicle into Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park , another attacker tried to target people attending prayers at a mosque in Regent's Park. The UK police are not treating the incident as terror-related, the article confirms. "Officers are keeping an open mind regarding any motivation for the incident".

Author: 0 Memorial for Nabra Hassanen burned in Virginia

Leaders of the ADAMS mosque held a news conference Tuesday evening, offering memories of Nabra and saying they had faith authorities would leave no stone unturned in determining whether a hate crime occurred. A group of as many as 15 teenagers were walking and riding bikes on Dranesville Road after attending an overnight event for Ramadan at a mosque in Sterling, which is in Loudoun County.

People Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border
Author: 0 Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

Wajahat Khan, a multimedia journalist and a national security expert, confirmed the news, tweeting: "Confirmed: Iranian spy drone shot down by PAF JF17 over Panjgur , Balochistan 45km inside Pak territory". "We can not accept the continuation of this situation", Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the head of the Iranian armed forces was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

People Sena slams BJP on situation in J&K, WB
Author: 0 Sena slams BJP on situation in J&K, WB

The decision was announced by Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray after a crucial 90-minute meeting with his senior party leaders at his Bandra home. Though it later joined the BJP-led ministry in Maharashtra, Sena has continued to needle the lead partner over all vital issues including demonetisation and tension on the borders.