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India’s forex reserves at new life-time high of $ 430.57 bn

US Customs and Border Protection computer issue causing airport delays resolved

CBP computers back up

No indication the disruption was malicious in nature. CBP experienced temporary outages affecting people nationwide.

A problem with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) computers that delayed travelers at airports across the country Friday afternoon was fixed within several hours.

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According to CBP, the outage started early Friday afternoon. CBP tweeted about it, calling it a "temporary outage with its processing systems at various airports of entry."

The outage reportedly occurred shortly after 3 p.m. EDT.

They said they were "taking immediate action to address the technology disruption."


It is unknown at this time what caused the outage or how many flights have been delayed or canceled.

Affected facilities included Dulles International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The outage did not affect land border crossings, the CBP said.


The outage was reportedly fixed around 6:30 p.m. EDT.

A CBP spokesperson told FOX Business "there is no indication of any nefarious activity at this time. CBP officers had access to security-related databases and all travelers were screened according to security standards."

Two taken to hospital after Point Douglas vehicle fire

A vehicle fire sent two people to hospital in unstable condition Friday night.

Crews were called to a home on Mordaunt Street in Point Douglas just before 8 p.m., where a vehicle in an attached garage was on fire.

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It was quickly extinguished and everyone in the home was able to evacuate.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Kiefer Sutherland Injured In Bus Mishap, Postpones Three European Music Tour Dates

In his role as agent Jack Bauer on TV’s 24, Kiefer Sutherland survived explosions, gunfire and all sorts of physical attacks. As the US President in Designated Survivor, he was spared from a massive explosion that took out most of the cabinet and Congress.

But in real life, he was just done in by some bus stairs.

Sutherland, touring Europe as a singer/songwriter, has postponed the last three shows of the tour because of what were described as serious injuries to his ribs sustained when he slipped on some bus stairs while traveling to Denmark for a performance.

Sutherland vowed to make up the dates this fall.  .

“[I] seriously injured a rib, making it difficult to breathe and impossible to sing,” he shared. “Regretfully, I will not be able to perform the last 3 shows of our tour, but have every intension [sic] of making up these shows in September / October when we return.”


“I am so sorry for any inconvenience that I have caused to the fans who bought tickets,” he added. “I will do everything I can to make it up to you. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Kiefer.”

The make-up dates for the shows in Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden will be “announced shortly.”

Sutherland released his new album, Reckless & Me, in April. He toured the US before heading to Canada, the UK, and several parts of Europe.

Burger King Fires Employees For Drawing Pig On Cop’s Order

Burger King fired five employees for playing a derogatory joke on a police officer.

The decision was after New Mexico police officer Timo Rosenthal in a Facebook post alleged that a cartoon pig was drawn on the wrapper of the hamburger he ordered. He also claimed that the given hamburger was burned and was of very poor quality.

Rosenthal uploaded the photo of the wrapper, and captioned it, “When you order food in uniform.”

He wrote.. “Well, while on lunch break (and in uniform) I ordered food at Burger King and received this. The patties were burnt and the burger was of very poor quality. Guess that was the last time I ate at Burger King in Clovis, NM.”

In response, Burger King reportedly accepted the mistake and said the restaurant owner immediately reached out to the officer and apologized. The owner also terminated the five employees responsible for the incident.

Further, as part of its steps to smoothen the relationship with the local law enforcement, the restaurant is said to be offering free meals to uniformed officers. As an indication of goodwill, it will also offer a catered lunch to the police department.

India’s forex reserves at new life-time high of $ 430.57 bn

India’s reserve position with IMF rose by $ 7 million to $ 3.636 billion.

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India’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $ 1.620 billion to $ 430.572 billion in the week to August 9 on rise in foreign currency assets, according to the latest RBI data released on Friday.

In the previous reporting week ended on August 2, the reserves had declined by $ 697.2 million to $ 428.952 billion.

In the reporting week, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, increased by $ 15.2 million to $ 398.739 billion, the apex bank said on Friday.

Expressed in dollar terms, foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation/depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound and yen held in the reserves.

The country’s gold reserves surged by $ 1.591 billion to $ 26.754 billion, according to data.

Special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund were up by $ 6.7 million to $ 1.441 billion.

The country’s reserve position with the fund rose by $ 7 million to $ 3.636 billion.