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The ban covers the use, importation, or manufacture of plastic bags . Rwanda, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Malawi are among other African countries that have adopted or announced such bans .
  • Maharashtra SSC Supplementary Results 2017 announced at mahresult

    Maharashtra SSC Supplementary Results 2017 announced at mahresult

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    Summary: Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Tuesday declared the result of SSC (Class 10) supplementary examination. 41 of 1965. Total 1,25,620 students had registered to appear for the SSC supplementary exam 2017 who have failed in the annual Maharashtra State Board result 2017 which were declared on June 13, 2017.
  • GJM confirms it will attend CM peace talks

    GJM confirms it will attend CM peace talks

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    Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Sunday alleged that certain senior GJM leaders were conspiring against him and had secretly shaken hands with the state government. However, the bone of contention for an amicable settlement is the statehood issue, which the West Bengal government time and again clearly stated that the state will not be divided.
  • PM Narendra Modi to visit Udaipur to inaugurate NH projects tomorrow

    PM Narendra Modi to visit Udaipur to inaugurate NH projects tomorrow

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    We take decisions with courage and execute them with conviction. The Prime Minister said, the number of projects being inaugurated today is a matter of joy for the people of Rajasthan. " Finally, our government took the challenge and completed it ", he added. It showed the difference between his dispensation and the previous government.
  • Former Thai PM Yingluck didn't use Cambodia to escape: Cambodian PM

    Former Thai PM Yingluck didn't use Cambodia to escape: Cambodian PM

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    The Supreme Court of Thailand on Thursday braced itself for the verdict against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's rice-pledging case on Friday with tightened security. Within about a day, she had left the country. Chalermchai said he thinks it was unlikely Yingluck would have been able to fly directly out of Thailand given security procedures at airports, even for private flights.
  • Search Area Expanding for USS John S. McCain Sailors

    Search Area Expanding for USS John S. McCain Sailors

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    On Aug. 22, the Royal Malaysian Navy discovered the potential remains of one missing sailor while searching the area. The search-and-rescue effort - with support from Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore - stretched over roughly 2,100 square miles.
  • Tropical Storm Irma forming, likely to impact east coast this week

    Tropical Storm Irma forming, likely to impact east coast this week

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    Rain activity may increase along the beaches and I-95 corridor overnight; dampening some Monday morning commutes. More widespread rain and thunderstorms will enter the forecast on Wednesday . Andrew Kimball, also with the Weather Service's office in Greer, said the weekend forecast is iffy, since computers can't agree on exactly what will unfold.
  • Forecasters say tropical storm prospects waning

    Forecasters say tropical storm prospects waning

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    At 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC), the poorly defined circulation associated with Tropical Cyclone 10 was estimated near latitude 31.0 North, longitude 80.7 West, about 135 SSW of Charleston. More than two feet of rain were measured in some spots over the weekend. Forecasters called for an additional seven to 13 inches of rain across north Texas and southeastern Louisiana.
  • Coast Guard searches overnight for missing fishermen in Lake Erie

    Coast Guard searches overnight for missing fishermen in Lake Erie

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    Two Coast Guard swimmers were able to rescue the 46-year-old unconscious man off the breakwater and he was taken to the hospital. Drozdowski said the mens' cell phones last pinged around 9:10 a.m. The Coast Guard says the vessel operators had administrative controls placed, ordering the boats to immediately cease operating as commercial passenger vessels until they comply with federal law.
  • Trump Concedes US 'May Fund' Border Wall But Mexico Will 'Ultimately' Pay

    Trump Concedes US 'May Fund' Border Wall But Mexico Will 'Ultimately' Pay

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    During his campaign, Trump repeatedly insisted that the multi-billion-dollar cost of the wall would be borne by Mexico , an idea scornfully dismissed by Mexican officials. If Mexico is having problems funding their wall that is their problem, not ours. Trump adds that he stands by his pardon and says, "I think the people of Arizona who really know him best would agree with me".
  • NY sending emergency teams to assist with Harvey

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    As Texans wait out to see the impacts of Harvey, 45 first responders trained in search and rescue are headed west to provide help wherever it is needed. Gabreski Airport to Fort Hood to aid in the recovery efforts. Technicians and pilots train together monthly, rotating training sites so they can practice various types of rescues: people stranded in rapidly moving water, on mountains, cliffs or waterfalls.
  • Trump refuses to call Russian Federation an enemy

    Trump refuses to call Russian Federation an enemy

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    President Donald Trump Sunday renewed his pledge to make Mexico pay for a border wall between the U.S and Mexico, days after threatening to trigger a government shutdown if congressional Republicans don't include funding as they take on a spending bill due September 30.
  • Parties push for more progress as Brexit talks resume

    Parties push for more progress as Brexit talks resume

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    With eight weeks to go until a key European Union summit at which the bloc's leaders will be asked to judge whether the negotiations have made "sufficient progress" to allow the U.K.to open trade discussions, the talks have made little headway on Britain's financial settlement and plans for the Irish border.
  • As Harvey's floodwaters rise, so will local gas prices

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    Dan McTeague is a senior petroleum analyst with Gas Buddy Dot Com. In Toronto and most of Ontario prices will probably rise five cents a litre. "My sense is that there is about 20-percent of all USA gasoline production that's now been knocked off line", McTeague said in an interview Monday with 620 CKRM News.
  • How will Hurricane Harvey affect local gas prices?

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    Gulf Coast; their shutdown cuts out almost a quarter of all coastline production. Gasoline prices in the Quad-Cities have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22/g, according to gasbuddy.com , a gasoline price website.
  • Trump declares state of emergency for Louisiana

    Trump declares state of emergency for Louisiana

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    FEMA Administrator Brock Long said Monday that more than 450,000 people were expected to seek disaster assistance due to flooding from Harvey. All New Orleans Public Library branches will be closed. "Harvey's circulation is crawling eastward and the center of the storm is forecast to track through the state of Louisiana later this week", said Fox News Meteorologist Janice Dean.
  • As Harvey hits Texas, New York springs into action with response crew

    As Harvey hits Texas, New York springs into action with response crew

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    The team of 70 members, which deployed Saturday night from Sherman Oaks, is made up of mostly LAFD firefighters and includes a civilian canine handler, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey. National Guard. LA County's 15-member Swiftwater Rescue Team to Houston to help with rescue efforts across east Texas, Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Keith Mora said.
  • Mumbai flooded after heavy rains; road, rail, air traffic hit

    Mumbai flooded after heavy rains; road, rail, air traffic hit

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    The rains that started in Mumbai last week have not ended. In the wake of waterlogging on roads, traffic advisories have been issued for several zones of the city. Then it moved towards the west coast and brought more showers on Gujarat, the Mumbai region, Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra . The scene at KEM Hospital in Mumbai following heavy rain.
  • Indian students rescued from lake amid hurricane Harvey in United States critical

    Indian students rescued from lake amid hurricane Harvey in United States critical

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    In a series of tweets, Swaraj said that every effort is being made to rescue the students. "For now the they are staying where they were as the water level had receded there and power supply had resumed", said Indian consul general Anupam Ray, who reached them at their apartments where they had found themselves marooned earlier by rapidly rising water and spent hours reassuring them.