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Alibaba's surging e-commerce sales boost June quarterly earnings

Alibaba's surging e-commerce sales boost June quarterly earnings This beat analysts' estimates of 47.7 billion RMB, according to Thomson Reuters . "We use AI technology to improve the content that people see, so that they are more personalized to you, the shopper, and that also increases the clicks", Alibaba's Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai said on Thursday's earnings call. [Full Article...]

LeT commander Lelhari killed in Pulwama

LeT commander Lelhari killed in Pulwama He said a vehicle in which the Lashkar terrorist was travelling was intercepted at Banderpora area. "The militant tried to flee and fired upon the joint party which was retaliated in which the militant was killed", the spokesman said. He claimed that one AK 47 rifle, 03 magazines and 54 rounds were seized from the killed militant. "He was involved in number of militant attacks". The killing come... [Full Article...]

Bannon Mockingly Plays Down US Military Threat to North Korea

Bannon Mockingly Plays Down US Military Threat to North Korea Headlines in worldwide newspapers as well as comments from around the world on social media showed a growing sense of alarm at Trump's inability to denounce white supremacists. They generally accept that Trump is not a conservative, that his past moral failings are serious, that he has little regard for the truth of his own statements , and that his lack of self-control tends to undermine w... [Full Article...]

Over 400 dead, 600 missing in West Africa's Sierra Leone mudslides

Over 400 dead, 600 missing in West Africa's Sierra Leone mudslides Greater than 3,000 men and women have been left houseless and in the immediate requirement of health care, shelter, and food, while another 600 are missing , the #Sierra Leone Red Cross Society said. We found him lying in the mud. "Let his soul rest in peace", she said through tears. Satellite images released on Wednesday showed the extensive damage caused by deadly mudslides and floods that ... [Full Article...]

Korean leaders, United States open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

Korean leaders, United States open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis Beijing is North Korea's biggest economic partner and source of aid. Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon called Monday for a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff, saying " there must not be another war on the Korean Peninsula ", according to her office. [Full Article...]

Trump will make key ObamaCare subsidy payments in August

Trump will make key ObamaCare subsidy payments in August And, because the law still caps the premiums paid by millions of consumers at a percentage of their income, it's the government - or more accurately, the taxpayer - that will end up footing the bill for the higher premiums. Insurers, however, want more than just another month's payments. The Trump administration confirmed Wednesday it will make critical Obamacare payments to insurers for Augus... [Full Article...]

A-level results: Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford

A-level results: Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford In March, she revealed she had received an offer to study the three subjects at a United Kingdom university, on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels. Announcing the news on Twitter, Malala wrote: "So excited to go to Oxford!" More than one in four A-level entries resulted in at least an A grade this year, the first rise for six year in the proportion of top passes awarded. [Full Article...]

Faux pas galore as Rahul inaugurates Amma… err.Indira Canteen in Bengaluru

Faux pas galore as Rahul inaugurates Amma… err.Indira Canteen in Bengaluru Inaugurating the flagship project today is Congress VP - Rahul Gandhi . Rahul later bought his breakfast from the canteen, for which he borrowed Rs 10 from Karnataka Home Minister G Parameswara. The KEF Infra Industrial Park got the contract for constructing Indira Canteens. The launch of the Indira canteen comes ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections which are likely to take place n... [Full Article...]

Trump Praises Kim Jong-un for Backing Down on Guam Threat

Trump Praises Kim Jong-un for Backing Down on Guam Threat Mr Trump and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, spoke by phone early on Tuesday (their first conversation since July 31st), with Mr Abe saying afterwards the leaders agreed it was "most important to prevent North Korea from going through with launching missiles". [Full Article...]

Rare white moose steps out of a fantasy, into a Swedish creek

Rare white moose steps out of a fantasy, into a Swedish creek The video has now gone viral with people admiring the rare beauty. Though, the moose is completely white it is (most likely) not an albino lack of pigment. Contrary to popular belief, the moose is not albino. Instead, the white appearance is thought to stem from a recessive gene that leads to a mottled situation where the white fur is interspersed with flecks of brown (this is known as a piebald... [Full Article...]

Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence

Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence Gray specified which statues he was talking about in one final tweet, saying, "Lexington's Confederate statues of Breckinridge & Hunt Morgan located at our Historic Courthouse, which will soon be our new visitors center". White supremacists had originally chose to hold their rally in the Virginia town known more for being a quiet college town than political activism, as a result of plans to remo... [Full Article...]

Late Show mocks Donald Trump for protecting hate groups

Late Show mocks Donald Trump for protecting hate groups Trump's closest advisers, Steve Bannon . In question after question, Colbert's focus was sharp and he would not tolerate spin-although Scaramucci is a far more direct operator than, say, Kellyanne Conway . "I don't want to say it that way", Scaramucci replied. Under pressure from moderate Republicans to fire Bannon, Trump declined to publicly back him on Tuesday, although he left his option... [Full Article...]

S&P, Nasdaq rise 1 percent as North Korea tensions wane

S&P, Nasdaq rise 1 percent as North Korea tensions wane Asian stocks steadied and US Treasury bond prices fell slightly on Thursday as the risk aversion triggered by tensions between the United States and North Korea began to settle. The report said labor productivity climbed by 0.9 percent in the second quarter after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in the first quarter. The latter continued to be dragged down by a stronger euro and Japanese ye... [Full Article...]

British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting The government says it will spend the fall in consultations with First Nations and stakeholder groups to prepare for the end to the trophy hunt. But the current season that begins in some parts of the province this week is set to go ahead, Donaldson said, because hunting permits were already issued months ago. [Full Article...]

Japan is observing the 72nd anniversary of its defeat in WWII

Japan is observing the 72nd anniversary of its defeat in WWII At a ceremony that day honoring those who died in the war, Abe stressed that he will humbly face history while working toward a bright, hope-filled future. But sometimes conservative ministers opt to make the visit to pay their respects. Some lawmakers visited the shrine Tuesday, reportedly including LDP member and former defence minister Tomomi Inada, noted for her nationalist views. [Full Article...]

U.S. to Continue to Press for Change in Venezuela, Says VP Pence

U.S. to Continue to Press for Change in Venezuela, Says VP Pence In the Sunday remarks, vice president Pence said , "The Maduro regime has ignored and undermined its national Assembly". At the start of a tour of the region Mr Pence said the USA was aiming to work "with all of our allies across Latin America" to end the civil and political unrest that has swept the country and restore democratic rule. [Full Article...]

Solider Field among sites considered for 2026 World Cup bid

Solider Field among sites considered for 2026 World Cup bid Within the United States, 37 stadiums within 34 cities are being considered, including stadiums in Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles , Miami, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. On the list were nine Canadian facilities, including Regina's Mosaic Stadium. Ahead of the 1994 World Cup in the USA, it was decided that either the Superdome or Detroit's Pontiac Silv... [Full Article...]

Trump's infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules

Trump's infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules Trump also confirmed that the EO will set "a two-year goal for completion of the permitting process", while also holding various federal agencies accountable for their roles in such reviews. That agency would be the primary point of contact for the project and help guide the project through the stages of the environmental review process. It does not set a minimum dollar amount for project size. [Full Article...]

Big Ben bell to fall silent for four years

Big Ben bell to fall silent for four years BIG Ben's famous bongs has marked the hour in London with nearly unbroken service for the past 157 years . A spokeswoman told the Evening Standard: 'The chimes are being stopped to provide a safe environment for the people working on the scaffolding. [Full Article...]

Gert to become hurricane, second disturbance could be Harvey

Gert to become hurricane, second disturbance could be Harvey While Gert itself won't hit land, it will produce swells and rip currents on the coast of North Carolina and Virginia as early as today. To begin, Tropical Storm Gert continues to pick up steam slowly. Gert is expected to get stronger within the next several days, and could reach hurricane status by Wednesday morning, after it breezes past the Outer Banks. [Full Article...]


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