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Air India to start 4 flights a week from Chandigarh to Bangkok from ...

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Jul 19, 2017
The response came in a civil writ petition before the HC bench on the condition of Chandigarh International Airport.  


A Cleanup of 'Holes in the Wall' in China's Capital

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 17, 2017
Dongsi, a neighborhood in Beijing known for traditional alleyways called hutongs, last month. In alley after alley throughout the city, once-thriving businesses now have bricked-up walls where storefronts or doors once were. Credit Bryan Denton for The ...  


Globe chief executive Doug Franklin steps down

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Jul 19, 2017
Boston Globe chief executive officer Doug Franklin stepped down Tuesday morning, less than seven months into the job, citing strategic differences with publisher John W. Henry, the owner of New England's largest news organization. “While John Henry and ...  

Cape Town

Cape Town: Would Elvis and Fela be happy here?

Daily MaverickDaily Maverick - Jul 24, 2017
In 2014 Cape Town was declared World Design Capital. According to the World Design Capital website, “this distinction is awarded to cities which recognise design as a tool for social, cultural and economic development”. As a result, Cape Town hosted ...  


Illinois has state budget, but no school funding plan

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times - Jul 16, 2017
Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at a July 5, 2017, news conference in Chicago. Lawmakers in July 2017 enacted a spending plan for the state that includes money for education. Rauner has suggested he will veto that newly devised school funding method, which ...  


Dubai flight with 185 people skids off runway

Khaleej TimesKhaleej Times - Jul 16, 2017
The aircraft skidded to the right momentarily after touch down but got back to the center line thereafter.  


Future of Dublin Town group to be known this evening

Irish TimesIrish Times - Jul 17, 2017
The future of business organisation Dublin Town is expected to be known this evening following the result of a plebiscite on its continued operation. More than 3,000 city centre businesses had until midday today to vote on whether the organisation ...  


Edinburgh's Hogmanay to include six-hour party

BBC NewsBBC News - Jul 18, 2017
A six-hour street party carnival is at the heart of a "revamped" programme for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. The 2018 programme is the first to be directed by Underbelly, which is well known for organising events at the capital's annual Fringe ...  


Tires slashed in Florence parking lot
WXIX - Jul 15, 2017

One of the victims said the act of vandalism had to occur sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while he was working at a nearby restaurant. "I came out on my break around 3:30 and I noticed both driver's side tires were flat," Kentucky resident ...  


Kyoto looks to hike price of one-day bus pass to ease overcrowding

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Jul 24, 2017
Aiming to mitigate the passenger congestion due to a surge in inbound tourists, the city of Kyoto proposed Monday a price hike for the one-day pass for public and private bus services. The proposal, which was made at a meeting of experts, looks to ...  

Las Vegas

Las Vegas approves United Soccer League team for Cashman Field in 2018

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Jul 19, 2017
Las Vegas finally has its first professional soccer franchise. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved a 15-year lease agreement to allow a United Soccer League club to play its home games at Cashman Field starting in February for ...  


AFL 360 Extra: Has Jordan Lewis brought Hawthorn's unsociable football to Melbourne?

Fox SportsFox Sports - Jul 21, 2017
IT IS too much of a stretch to say that Jordan Lewis has brought Hawthorn's 'unsociable' tag to Melbourne this season, according to AFL 360 co-host Gerard Whateley. However, speaking on a special episode of Fox Footy's AFL 360 Extra, Whateley suggested ...  


In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on July 20

Montreal GazetteMontreal Gazette - Jul 21, 2017
Getting around Montreal is hard enough with construction and street festivals, and now it'll be even harder if you're a Bixi user. Bixi Montreal announced in a press release that it will be removing eight stations for “a few days” due to multiple ...  


Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

CNBCCNBC - Jul 21, 2017
The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, successfully represented the FSB's interests in a legal wrangle over ownership of an upscale property in northwest Moscow between 2005 and 2013. The FSB, successor to the Soviet-era KGB ...  

New Orleans

New Orleans Official Warns of Lead Threats in Tap Water

CBS NewsU.S. News & World Report - Jul 20, 2017
Citing $2.4 billion in planned New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board infrastructure projects as well as numerous past water system and street projects Quatrevaux raises the possibility that individual homes or businesses might see spikes in lead levels ...  

New York City

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's Former New York City Townhouse Is on the Market

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - Jul 17, 2017
The New York City townhouse where beloved celebrity couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield lived before they went their separate ways is on the market for $18.75 million according to Trulia. The Chelsea building was also once home to Rosie ...  

San Francisco

Mob of 10 mugs passenger on San Francisco streetcar

Fox NewsFox News - Jul 19, 2017
In this file photo, San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency buses are seen parked at the agency's Presidio Division office in San Francisco. (Reuters). California cops were searching for a mob of nearly a dozen people who mugged a man on a San Francisco ...  


Frustration over Seattle street homelessness drives longshot campaign for mayor

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Jul 22, 2017
Lever, 44, is the founder of Safe Seattle — “a group of neighbors, business owners and homeless advocates working together to develop and promote safety solutions for all Seattleites.” He says the city's homeless-services system needs changes.  


LG's friendly robots will help travelers at Seoul airport

EngadgetEngadget - Jul 21, 2017
LG announced them earlier this year, and they've been hanging out in the Seoul airport for the last five months as part of a beta test. During that time, LG engineers have been testing and improving their performance, while the robots presumably ...  


Jimmer Fredette Reportedly Will Sign New Contract with Shanghai Sharks

Bleacher ReportBleacher Report - Jul 24, 2017
ESPN reported Sunday night that guard Jimmer Fredette agreed to a deal to remain with the Chinese Basketball Association's Shanghai Sharks. Last season was Fredette's first with the team, and he averaged 37.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 ...  


The Singapore government's obsession with global recognition ignores cartooning's highest honors

QuartzQuartz - Jul 24, 2017
Singapore's government rarely misses a chance to display its country's world-beating credentials. Various rankings, some handily compiled by a government investment agency, show it's the world's easiest place to do business, it's among the globe's ...  


This Is What Stockholm Syndrome Really Is, And How It Can Affect Your Brain

Elite DailyElite Daily - Jul 20, 2017
Savage said the last time she spoke with her parents was about six months ago. When asked where she resides, she refused to say. Her father, who saw this video with the rest of the world, believes Savage is suffering from what is called Stockholm ...  


The spring heatwave about to hit Australia: Temperatures set to soar to 26C as Sydney braces for warmest weekend in ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jul 25, 2017
Sydney is on track for its warmest July weekend in almost three decades as a spring heatwave sweeps across the east coast of Australia. Temperatures in Sydney are forecast to reach 25 degrees on Sunday, less than a degree beneath the July record set in ...  


Tokyo housing market remains buoyant

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jul 21, 2017
Data from Japan Real Estate Institute indicated that Tokyo is ranked as 100 in Price Index while Hong Kong is 200. In terms of productivity, Metro Area in Tokyo is USD1,537 billion, while New York is USD1,334 billion and London is USD794 billion.  


Toronto Condo Prices Soar 28%, Pass Half-Million Mark

Huffington Post CanadaHuffington Post Canada - Jul 24, 2017
Forget single-family homes: Even condos are moving out of affordability range for Toronto's middle class. Despite the slowdown in the broader market, new data from the region's real estate board shows condo prices in the Greater Toronto Area have now ...  


Vancouver man charged after two break-ins through unlocked windows

Vancouver SunVancouver Sun - Jul 14, 2017
VANCOUVER — A man has been arrested following two break-ins earlier this month on Vancouver's west side in which he got in through unlocked windows, prompting a reminder for residents to keep their windows and doors locked at night. According to ...  


Venice sues Neal Communities over mitigation fees

Sarasota Herald-TribuneSarasota Herald-Tribune - Jul 18, 2017
The city of Venice has gone to court to resolve a dispute with Neal Communities over the payment of pre-annexation fees, which apply when the developer requested annexation into the Venice city limits. Neal Communities' Windwood development opened in ...  


easyJet is setting up a separate European airline in Vienna ready for Brexit

The IndependentThe Independent - Jul 14, 2017
Britain's biggest budget airline has announced its post-Brexit EU base: Vienna. Although easyJet has always been UK based, it has a vast network of international and domestic flights on the continent. With the shape of a future UK-EU aviation agreement ...  

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