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DHAKA Bangladesh safety forces killed 4 militants on Saturday, together with the alleged mastermind of an assault on a restaurant in Dhaka final month during which 22 folks, principally foreigners, had been killed, the pinnacle of Dhaka’s counter-terrorism police unit advised Reuters.
The militants had been cornered in an early morning raid on their hideout in Naraynganj, on the outskirts of the capital, and had been killed after refusing to give up, Extra Commissioner of Police Monirul Islam mentioned.
Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the alleged mastermind of the assault on the cafe, was amongst these killed.
Islamic State had claimed duty for the cafe assault and, whereas the federal government has dismissed the declare, safety specialists say the size and class of the assault instructed hyperlinks to trans-national networks.
Analysts say Islamic State in April recognized Chowdhury as its nationwide commander.
The suspected Islamist militants singled out non-Muslims and foreigner hostages within the July 1 night assault, killing Italians, Japanese, an American and an Indian earlier than safety forces stormed the eatery to finish the 12-hour siege that has weighed on Bangladesh’s multi-billion greenback clothes trade.
The federal government says the July 1 assault — and one other on July 26 during which police killed 9 militants believed to be plotting the same assault– had been the work of home militants.
(Reporting by Serajul Quadir; writing by Krishna N. Das; Enhancing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
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The killings have been found when the nuns did not present up for work on the Lexington Medical Clinic, the place they each labored as nurses caring for individuals who could not afford medical care, authorities stated.
A automobile lacking from their dwelling was discovered Thursday evening a couple of mile away, police stated.
Police haven’t launched as explanation for dying within the killings. Rev. Greg Plata, who oversees the small church the nuns attended, stated police advised him they have been stabbed.
Sanders is being held in an undisclosed detention heart awaiting his preliminary court docket look.
Kosciusko is a city of simply over 7,400 round 17 miles east of Durant, a city of round 2,600, in line with 2010 census figures.
Greenback merchants are enjoying catch-up with the Federal Reserve.
The dollar snapped a two-week dropping streak after Fed Chair Janet Yellen stated the case to lift rates of interest is getting stronger, whereas Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer indicated a rise is feasible in September. These feedback observe statements by officers in latest weeks that will persuade skeptical buyers that the central financial institution is getting nearer to tighter coverage.
“There actually has been a niche in expectations,” stated Invoice Northey, chief funding officer in Helena, Montana, at U.S. Financial institution’s non-public consumer group, which oversees $133 billion in property. “This actually does strengthen the case for the Fed to maneuver by year-end. That gives alternatives for the greenback to strengthen.”
Friday’s rally trimmed the greenback’s loss to four.2 % this 12 months on hypothesis that the U.S. central financial institution will scale back stimulus and diverge from unprecedented easing in Europe and Asia, boosting the relative attract of the dollar. Forex buyers’ sentiment has shifted forwards and backwards in latest weeks on how aggressive the Fed will likely be after it raised borrowing prices in December for the primary time since June 2006.
The Bloomberg Greenback Spot Index rose 1.2 % this week, the biggest achieve because the week ended Could 6. The dollar climbed 1.1 % to $1.1198 per euro and strengthened 1.6 % to 101.84 yen.
On Friday, Yellen expressed confidence that tighter labor markets over time will push inflation again to the central financial institution’s 2 % objective. The chance of a lift to charges on the Fed’s subsequent assembly on Sept. 21 reached 40 %, up from 32 % the day earlier than, futures costs present.
“So long as the percentages are rising, we’re prone to see strain on emerging-market currencies and U.S. greenback energy,” stated Steven Englander, world head of Group-of-10 forex technique at Citigroup Inc. in New York.
Whereas hedge funds and cash managers trimmed internet bullish positions on the greenback for the third week, net-long bets nonetheless stand close to a five-month excessive, in keeping with information from the U.S. Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee. Bets the greenback would rise outnumbered bearish wagers by 79,363 contracts within the week to Aug. 23, in contrast with 125,117 the earlier week.
The U.S. forex is forecast to strengthen by the top of the 12 months to $1.09 per euro and 105 yen, in keeping with the median estimates in Bloomberg surveys of analysts.
“We’re positioned for greenback energy,” help Jason Thomas, Los Angeles-based chief funding officer of Savos Investments, a unit of AssetMark Inc., an asset supervisor that oversees $31 billion. That’s as a result of the greenback is undervalued relative to the resilience of the U.S. economic system, he stated.
An edes aegypti mosquito is seen inside a take a look at tube as a part of a analysis on stopping the unfold of the Zika virus and different mosquito-borne ailments at a management and prevention heart in Guadalupe, neighbouring Monterrey, Mexico, March eight, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Picture
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CHICAGO/TAMPA, Fla. The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration really helpful on Friday that each one blood donated in the USA and its territories be examined for Zika virus, because it strikes to stop transmission of the virus via the blood provide.
The company stated its choice to increase blood screening in the USA was primarily based on considerations about extra instances of native transmission in Florida, the rising variety of travel-related infections and considerations that Zika-tainted blood may unwittingly be given to a pregnant girl, placing her unborn child liable to extreme start defects.
“The transfusion of a pregnant girl with blood contaminated with the Zika virus may have horrible penalties,” Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Heart for Biologics Analysis and Analysis, stated throughout a convention name with reporters.
The present Zika outbreak was first detected in Brazil final yr and has since unfold throughout the Americas. In Brazil, Zika has been linked to greater than 1,800 instances of microcephaly, and U.S. officers count on as many as 270 instances in Puerto Rico, the place native transmission of the virus is widespread.
“Over eight,000 journey related and over 2,000 non-travel related instances of Zika have been reported in the USA and U.S. territories,” Marks informed reporters.
Given frequency of journey of people inside the USA, he stated there was a threat that folks with out signs of Zika may donate blood and transmit the virus.
Testing of donated blood is underway in Florida, Puerto Rico, in addition to in different areas of the USA, and has been confirmed useful find contaminated donations.
“About 1 % of donations in Puerto Rico have examined optimistic for Zika virus,” Marks stated.
Such testing additionally helped spot one unit of Zika-tainted blood previously few weeks. Marks stated testing found the contaminated blood earlier than it reached any sufferers.
FDA TO ROLL OUT TESTING IN STAGES
The Meals and Drug Administration plans to roll out its suggestions in phases. In states and territories with native, mosquito-borne transmission, the suggestions will go into impact instantly. This impacts Florida and Puerto Rico.
In 11 states close to areas with native transmission or excessive charges of travel-related infections, the rules have to be applied inside 4 weeks. These states embody Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina and Texas.
For the remainder of nation, the rules have to be applied inside 12 weeks.
Marks stated Hologic Inc (HOLX.O) and Roche Molecular Methods (ROG.S) had been granted particular approval for his or her checks for use to display the blood provide.
Marks stated the FDA had already reviewed information submitted by the businesses and was assured these investigational checks would “carry out appropriately” on this setting.
Along with checks to examine complete blood for Zika RNA, the company stated blood assortment facilities had been permitted to make use of Cerus Corp’s (CERS.O) Intercept pathogen inactivation system in sure blood merchandise, corresponding to plasma.
America’s Blood Facilities, a community of 63 blood facilities with 600 donation websites in 45 U.S. states, is at the moment testing for Zika primarily in Florida, the place native transmission has been reported. It additionally has facilities testing in areas of Texas which can be thought-about at excessive threat for the unfold of the virus, and an affiliate in Arizona testing high-risk donors.
Dr. Louis Katz, chief medical officer for America’s Blood Facilities, stated it could take a “titanic” effort to implement testing within the first-tier states anticipated to be on-line in 4 weeks, however confused the group’s dedication to a secure blood provide.
“Testing labs and the take a look at distributors are working feverishly to permit testing to begin on time within the areas topic to the 12-week timeline,” he stated in an e mail. “My conversations with the distributors recommend that if all goes easily that aim is possible. Then, whether or not issues go easily in an extremely advanced set of processes turns into essential.”
In March, the FDA granted Roche approval for a scientific trial testing its Zika blood screening take a look at in Puerto Rico, the place native blood donations had been halted and blood needed to be imported from the continental United States.
The corporate stated its second part of deployment could be to organize for blood donations within the southern United States.
OneBlood, part of America’s Blood Facilities community whose protection space consists of most of Florida and smaller components of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, has been testing all collections for near a month as a part of the Roche trial, stated Dr. Rita Reik, chief medical officer.
“We aren’t stunned, nor can we disagree, with the FDA steerage that simply got here out,” Reik stated in a phone interview.
The American Crimson Cross has been conducting blood checks for Zika as a part of a scientific trial of a Zika blood screening take a look at made by Hologic and Grifols (GRLS.MC) the FDA authorized in June.
The trial concerned 5 southeastern states believed to be at biggest threat for native Zika transmission. Over the following two weeks, the Crimson Cross stated it can increase this testing to 4 extra states within the south central and southwestern United States.
Hologic stated in an emailed assertion that the corporate has been ramping up for months and is assured it might meet the added demand from the FDA’s steerage.
Shares of Hologic closed up 1 % at $38.80 on Nasdaq.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION RISK “IS REALLY LOW”
Dr. Alyssa Ziman, medical director of the scientific laboratories and transfusion medication on the College of California Los Angeles, stated the brand new suggestions for Zika observe the same steps the FDA took to guard the blood provide from the West Nile virus.
In that case, the FDA additionally needed to rush out an unapproved take a look at to detect the West Nile virus within the blood provide, Ziman stated. Such checks at the moment are authorized.
“We’re gathering information on the efficiency of the take a look at whereas the take a look at is in a way being required by the FDA,” she stated.
As a result of the merchandise are investigational, UCLA will want particular permission from an unbiased ethics committee referred to as an Institutional Evaluate Board, then every affected person might want to signal a particular consent type earlier than receiving a transfusion.
Ziman stated with the testing on high of the questioning already being accomplished about folks’s journey histories to locations the place Zika is being unfold, she believes the danger of getting Zika via a blood transfusion “is absolutely low.”
She stated individuals who want a blood transfusion have to stability the danger of not getting transfused towards their perceived threat of contracting Zika.
Vijay Kumar, an analyst for Evercor ISI, estimates that the FDA’s advice for Zika common testing “will add not less than $30 million to revenues, that are prone to be break up between Roche and Hologic.”
(This model of the story has been refiled so as to add feedback from blood assortment corporations, background on scientific trials, remark from physician on potential threat)
(Reporting by Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru, Julie Steenhuysen in Chicago and Sruthi Shankar in Bangalore; Modifying by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Bernard Orr)
AMATRICE, Italy – Rescue employees acknowledged Friday they won’t discover any extra survivors from Italy’s earthquake as they confronted a brand new impediment to their restoration work: a robust aftershock that broken two key entry bridges to hard-hit Amatrice, threatening to isolate it.
Mayor Sergio Pirozzi, warned that if new roads weren’t shortly cleared to bypass the broken ones, Amatrice risked being reduce off at a time it wants as many transport choices as attainable to convey emergency crews in and among the 281 useless out.
“With the aftershocks yesterday however particularly this morning the scenario has worsened significantly,” Pirozzi informed reporters. “We have now to ensure Amatrice doesn’t develop into remoted, or danger additional assist being unable to get by.”
The largest aftershock struck at 6:28 a.m., one of many greater than 1,000 which have hit the realm since Wednesday’s quake. The U.S. Geological Service stated it had a magnitude of four.7, whereas the Italian geophysics institute measured it at four.eight.
It left one key entry bridge to Amatrice unusable, and broken one other one. Crews started clearing bushes to create an alternate bypass highway to keep away from the practically 25-mile detour up and down mountain roads that they had been pressured to make use of Friday, slowing the rescue effort.
Even earlier than the roads had been shut down, site visitors into and out of Amatrice was horribly congested with emergency automobiles and dump vans carrying tons of concrete, rocks and metallic down the single-lane roads.
A number of ambulances had been additionally bringing the useless to an airport hangar within the provincial capital of Rieti, the place 4 large white refrigerated vans created a makeshift morgue to which kin got here in a gradual stream Friday.
Premier Matteo Renzi declared a state of emergency and licensed 50 million euros ($56 million) for quick quake aid. The Italian authorities additionally declared Saturday a day of nationwide mourning and scheduled a state funeral to be attended by President Sergio Mattarella.
Thirty-four caskets had been lined up in a gymnasium in Ascoli Piceno forward of Saturday’s Mass. A memorial service for the Amatrice victims is scheduled for subsequent week.
The primary personal funeral passed off in Rome on Friday for the son of a provincial police chief who was honored at considered one of Rome’s most necessary basilicas. One among Pope Francis’ high advisers celebrated a funeral Mass for seven different victims south of Rome.
Rescue efforts continued, however by dusk, two full days had handed for the reason that final individual was extracted alive from the rubble.
“There’s nonetheless hope to search out survivors below the rubble, even in these hours,” Walter Milan, a rescue employee, stated Friday. However he conceded: “Actually, it will likely be not possible.”
The pinnacle of the firefighting squad, Bruno Frattasi, stated there was at all times hope of discovering somebody alive. However by Friday he was speaking extra about time operating out and restoration efforts.
“We hope to get better all of the our bodies,” he stated. “It is necessary as a result of even when they did not make it, they should be returned to their households.”
He stated the toll had stabilized within the Arquata space of jap Le Marche area, with 49 useless and nobody else unaccounted for. In Amatrice, the scenario was extra unsure; Mayor Pirozzi has estimated there might nonetheless be 15 individuals unaccounted for.
The overwhelming majority of the useless had been present in leveled Amatrice, the medieval hilltop city well-known for its bacon and tomato pasta sauce. On Friday, three extra our bodies had been pulled from the rubble in Amatrice, bringing the dying toll there to 221.
On Friday, Pirozzi insisted the historic heart of the city can be rebuilt because it was — not left to rubble and a “New City” constructed. That was the technique utilized in L’Aquila in close by Abruzzo, the place the historic heart was demolished within the 2009 quake and trendy housing constructed miles away for residents.
“I do not need — and that is shared by everybody — a ghetto,” Pirozzi stated of the broadly criticized “New City” mannequin. “Every group should stay the place it’s as a result of what is required is a way of belonging.”
He stated native and regional leaders additionally agreed that momentary housing for the homeless will contain pre-fab Alpine-style villas within the locations the place present communities had been, full with faculties, saying the necessary factor was to present residents hope and preserve their sense of group.
“I am satisfied Amatrice will probably be reborn, as a result of no evening is lengthy sufficient to stop the solar from rising,” he stated.
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The killings had been found when the nuns did not present up for work on the Lexington Medical Clinic, the place they each labored as nurses caring for individuals who could not afford medical care, authorities stated.
A automobile lacking from their dwelling was discovered Thursday evening a few mile away, police stated.
Police haven’t launched as explanation for demise within the killings. Rev. Greg Plata, who oversees the small church the nuns attended, stated police advised him they had been stabbed.
Sanders is being held in an undisclosed detention heart awaiting his preliminary courtroom look.
Kosciusko is a city of simply over 7,400 round 17 miles east of Durant, a city of round 2,600, in response to 2010 census figures.
Requested how fellow Republicans might win election to statewide workplace within the West, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona provided some blunt recommendation: “Distance your self from Donald Trump.”
“That’s troublesome,” he added, “however I believe we’ve bought to do it if we’re involved not nearly this election however elections to come back.”
In any other case, Mr. Flake stated, “it will final many years.”
Most demographers didn’t imagine Arizona might be really aggressive for Democrats in a presidential election till 2020 on the earliest. However Mr. Trump’s unpopularity has spawned a demographic double menace that has implications in Arizona and past: He is not only weak amongst Hispanics, but in addition with with educated white professionals who’ve moved to locations like Denver, Salt Lake Metropolis and Phoenix in quest of higher jobs and a decrease value of dwelling.
The difficulty indicators for the November election have been constructing. In Colorado, the proportion of registered Republicans as a share of the citizens
And in Arizona, new voter registration numbers present Democrats have been registering folks at a
“Arizona is on the cusp,” stated Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow with the Heart for American Progress, who research the political implications of inhabitants shifts. “And whether it is on the cusp this quick, I believe which means these different states grow to be even farther out of attain.”
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The whole West Coast is already a wasteland for Republicans. The final time one of many coastal states — except Alaska — went to a Republican nominee was California in 1988. Furthermore, losses in Arizona and presumably Utah would depart Republicans protected in simply Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The peril for Republicans is obvious wanting on the Electoral Faculty: These states solely have a mixed 13 of the overall 538 electoral votes. And even within the doubtless occasion that Republicans proceed to hold Utah, a win in November would yield solely six extra electoral votes.
And even Alaska won’t be protected for very lengthy. Due to progress within the Asian, Hispanic and Alaska Native populations, the state’s eligible voting inhabitants is projected to be greater than 40 % minority by 2032,
Each month for the subsequent twenty years, 50,000 Hispanics flip 18 and grow to be eligible to vote,
Recognizing that the participation hole is a part of what has stored states like Texas from turning into extra Democratic — regardless of a voting age inhabitants that’s 28 % Hispanic — Democrats in Arizona have undertaken an aggressive registration drive.
“Phoenix is already a majority-minority metropolis, however our voting numbers don’t actually replicate that,” stated Seth Scott, the Clinton marketing campaign’s Arizona director.
Democrats are placing extra assets behind their efforts than they did in 2012 when there have been telegraphing related — although finally misplaced — optimism about Arizona.
The Clinton marketing campaign stated it invested a whole lot of 1000’s of this month in a coordinated program with the Arizona Democratic Get together to win races up and down the poll, a dedication the Obama marketing campaign determined to not make in 2012. Collectively they’re focusing on 450,000 folks they’ve recognized as doubtless Democratic voters whom they hope to put on the state’s early voting checklist.
The get together receives frequent updates from native submit places of work on which individuals have despatched again their early registration kinds. “And in the event that they haven’t, we go knock on their doorways and remind them to,” stated Sheila Healy, government director of the get together.
One afternoon this week Ms. Healy was overseeing about 20 workers members and volunteers in a marketing campaign workplace within the middle-class Phoenix suburb of Glendale. The house, in a former strip mall boutique known as In Your Goals, was buzzing with optimism.
“We’re not going to accept purple,” stated one volunteer, Marguerite Mahalek, as she spoke to a possible Democratic voter on the telephone. “We’re going navy blue all the way in which.”
Predictions that Arizona would flip blue have been improper earlier than. Many believed the state was on the verge of going irreversibly Democratic in 2010 — a lot the way in which California did after voters there permitted Proposition 187 in 1994, which was supposed to disclaim public companies like colleges and hospital care to undocumented immigrants. Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature handed a measure in 2010 generally known as the
Regardless of anger over that legislation,
Democrats insist that even when their efforts don’t repay now, they’ll in the long run because the voting inhabitants turns into extra Hispanic. However the Trump marketing campaign says it’s not leaving something to probability. Mr. Trump’s workers members have been scouting places in Arizona this week for a speech he’s anticipated to present on immigration.
And marketing campaign officers stated they’ve begun a telephone financial institution program known as “Trump Tuesdays.” They stated they made greater than 18,000 calls this week to rally help for his candidacy.
Nonetheless, even his supporters acknowledge what they’re up towards in Arizona and throughout the West. “I’m involved about my get together going ahead,” stated Sean D. Reyes, Utah’s lawyer normal. Mr. Reyes is a Republican and backs Mr. Trump. He’s additionally half Hispanic, Japanese and Filipino, and a Mormon.
So he was naturally bowled over when he heard Mr. Trump insult Filipinos this month. Mr. Trump informed a crowd in Maine that
“I talked to the Trump marketing campaign and stated, ‘Look, if I’m going to help Donald Trump, we’ve bought to repair that,’” Mr. Reyes stated. To the marketing campaign’s credit score, Mr. Reyes added, Trump workers members agreed.