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U.S. could launch a preemptive strike against North Korea U.S. could launch a preemptive strike against North Korea
- August 13, 2017

The President and Chief of Staff General John Kelly called Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo and assured him that they are behind Guam 1,000-percent. "You can't do that with people like us". Mr. Trump had threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea for any provocation. He doesn't talk so much anymore. "Kim Jong Un is as insane as typhoons but I am more scared of typhoons because they are real threats", said Rolando Zepeda, 57, a teacher at Saint Anthony's School. (more...)
Nationalists involved in scuffles at torch-lit Virginia rally (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) Nationalists involved in scuffles at torch-lit Virginia rally (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
- August 13, 2017

There are also multiple reports of pepper spray being used. Their conditions were not known. Trump, who also signed a Veterans Affairs health care bill Saturday afternoon, later tweeted: "Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. (more...)
On second day, Nawaz Sharif's rally gets mixed response On second day, Nawaz Sharif's rally gets mixed response
- August 13, 2017

A speeding auto accompanying Nawaz Sharif's "homecoming" motorcade crushed a nine-year-old child in Lalamusa, Punjab, on Friday, the media reported. The election on the National Assembly seat will be held on September 17. The Dawn said that given the controversial circumstances in which Sharif was judicially ousted by the top court, it was inevitable that the PML-N would seek to demonstrate support for its leader. (more...)
BMW plunges 7 floors from downtown parking garage BMW plunges 7 floors from downtown parking garage
- August 13, 2017

Paramedics called her injuries non-life threatening. The plunge happened on 13 July, but Austin police released the shocking footage on Thursday. "They had to pull her out from her seat belt and her head was bloody and they pulled her off to the side under the awning", Burch said. (more...)
Trump Wants to Arrest His Way Out of the Opioid Overdose Crisis Trump Wants to Arrest His Way Out of the Opioid Overdose Crisis
- August 12, 2017

So they looked at this scourge and they let it go by, and we're not letting it go by. "The average sentence length for a convicted federal drug offender decreased 20 percent from 2009 to 2016". Early in his administration, Trump appointed a commission to suggest ways to combat and treat the opioid epidemic. "I'm confident that by working with our health care and law enforcement experts, we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win", he added. (more...)
Russian Plane Surveys Washington as Part of Open Skies Treaty Russian Plane Surveys Washington as Part of Open Skies Treaty
- August 12, 2017

United States Air Force personnel were on the flight and the aircraft is capable of a variety of intelligence gathering, one of the people said . CNN reported that a jet flew at a low altitude over downtown Washington , buzzing the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency , as well as Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. (more...)
NYPD officer's bulletproof vest saves his life in Brooklyn shooting NYPD officer's bulletproof vest saves his life in Brooklyn shooting
- August 12, 2017

The 30-year-old victim, a 75th Precinct officer on the job for two years, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was "alert" and in stable condition Thursday night, officials said. "It's a small-caliber round, so you're not going to be able to see where the impact was, but I did see the blunt force trauma injuries on the officer's chest", O'Neill said, according to New York Daily News . (more...)
'Tell my family I love them' 'Tell my family I love them'
- August 12, 2017

On Wednesday, Orr was convicted of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. He fires off at least eight rounds, hitting Smith at least three times. Smith told him to take his hand out or he would "be tasered". With the men just feet apart, Smith points his stun gun at Orr. (more...)
32 hurt, 2 seriously as tremors strike Xinjiang 32 hurt, 2 seriously as tremors strike Xinjiang
- August 11, 2017

A second natural disaster of 6.6 magnitude was reported on Wednesday at 7.27 am, at a depth of 11km, in Xinjiang province, injuring 32, Xinhua reported. Dynasty Travel's director of public relations and communications Alicia Seah said the tour agency is closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of its customers who are continuing their tour in the region. (more...)
Enormous Donald Trump 'chicken' inflated near White House during protest Enormous Donald Trump 'chicken' inflated near White House during protest
- August 11, 2017

President Donald Trump has taken up residence in a park behind the White House . The giant inflatable Trump Chicken has the signature hairstyle and hand gestures similar to the Presidents. The chicken was put up in a green space known as the Elipse near to the White House. Brar listed Trump's unwillingness to release tax returns, stand up to Vladimir Putin and dealing with North Korea as his prime examples. (more...)
Smugglers Throw Nearly 300 Refugees Into Yemen Sea Smugglers Throw Nearly 300 Refugees Into Yemen Sea
- August 11, 2017

International Organization for Migration staff assist Somali and Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers on Wednesday. "It is shocking and inhuman ". On Thursday, IOM reported that another smuggler forced some 160 people from a second boat, this time closer to shore. Crossing the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea is particularly risky because of strong currents and high winds. (more...)
U.S. government personnel in Havana report U.S. government personnel in Havana report "incidents" causing physical symptoms
- August 11, 2017

Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Wednesday night, saying it was informed of the alleged incidents by the U.S. Embassy in Havana and the U.S. An exterior view of the U.S. Embassy is seen in Havana, Cuba, June 19, 2017. The incident caused a diplomatic row between the two countries, leading to two Cuban diplomats being expelled from Washington in May. (more...)
President Zuma survives vote of no confidence President Zuma survives vote of no confidence
- August 11, 2017

Malema labelled Zuma as the "most corrupt individual in the country". There are 400 members of parliament (MPs) and to pass a vote of no confidence , 201 votes are needed. There, MPs of the governing party were, again, reminded of the party line - vote against the motion as the ANC could not support the opposition, which was its nemesis. (more...)
Teenage babysitters put 7-month-old in fridge Teenage babysitters put 7-month-old in fridge
- August 11, 2017

Two teenage girls faced charges Tuesday in Salem Juvenile Court after a video showed them putting a baby in a refrigerator, Danvers police Chief Patrick Ambrose said. "I think it was all foolishness, stupidity", the baby's mother said. The baby's mother claimed the girls originally told her that they had reached into the refrigerator to get a bottle to soothe her crying daughter. (more...)
JD(U) rift wide open: Sharad Yadav says he is still with Mahagathbandhan JD(U) rift wide open: Sharad Yadav says he is still with Mahagathbandhan
- August 11, 2017

Yadav has openly criticised Nitish Kumar's move as betrayal of 11 crore people and of the mandate given to the " mahagathbandhan " (grand alliance). Tyagi said that "the path that Sharad Yadav has chosen leads to the RJD" adding that Yadav was yet to comment on the corruption cases against RJD chief Lalu Yadav and his family. (more...)
AIADMK factions likely to come together before Aug 15 AIADMK factions likely to come together before Aug 15
- August 11, 2017

Here, however, the BJP is expecting a fast marriage of the two factions of the ruling AIADMK which has seen a rift following the death of J Jayalalithaa , the supremo of the party and the state's then chief minister, in December previous year. (more...)
'Blumenthal Should Take a Nice Long Vacation in Vietnam' 'Blumenthal Should Take a Nice Long Vacation in Vietnam'
- August 10, 2017

When he talked about Vietnam, Trump said his conquests and bravery were all fabrications and he cried, begging for forgiveness like a baby. Now he judges collusion? On the third day of his 17-day working vacation from his Bedminster golf club, President Donald Trump fired off a tweet storm against a CT senator Monday morning. (more...)
4 takeaways from federal climate change report scientists fear Trump may suppress
- August 10, 2017

A copy of the draft report was obtained by The New York Times , the publication said , adding that scientists were fearful that President Donald Trump's administration could suppress the findings. The draft document cites thousands of scientific studies documenting changes in surface, atmospheric, and oceanic temperatures, among other global climate transformations. (more...)
Franklin could be season's first hurricane Franklin could be season's first hurricane
- August 10, 2017

In May, NOAA predicated 11-17 named storms and two to four major hurricanes. That company, Citizens Property Insurance, now has more than 451,000 customers statewide who face rate increases that officials say are needed to cover rising costs associated with water damage claims not related to tropical storms or hurricanes. (more...)
Solar Eclipse Could Create Once-In-A-Lifetime Road Hazards
- August 10, 2017

Lowery also stated that those using long, telephoto lenses should keep in mind that they will have to reposition to follow the sun as the earth rotates. "You'll then immediately put your glasses back on", he said. And while solar eclipse glasses will be a popular option for viewing the total solar eclipse , beware, there are glasses on the market that are not safe . (more...)
North Korea frees imprisoned Canadian pastor North Korea frees imprisoned Canadian pastor
- August 10, 2017

The Korea Central News Agency, the communist state's official media outlet, reported that Hyeon Soo Lim, a Canadian civilian, was released on sick bail in line with the decision of the Central Court of the North. Lim's Toronto-area church has said he visited the North more than 100 times since 1997 and helped set up an orphanage and nursing home. Last year, the 62-year-old told CNN he was the sole prisoner in a labour camp, digging holes for eight hours a day, six days a week. (more...)
Police arrest suspect from Paris vehicle ramming attack that injured 6 Police arrest suspect from Paris vehicle ramming attack that injured 6
- August 10, 2017

The attack targeted soldiers from the Sentinelle security force which was created after Islamic terror attacks in 2015. The incident took place around 8 a.m. An urgent police manhunt was launched to try and find the driver of the vehicle, which was believed to be a dark BMW . Nadia LeProhon, a witness, told The Associated Press she heard a loud crash outside her building and rushed outside to see two soldiers on the ground. (more...)
Led Coalition's phosphorus bombs' use 'violation of int'l law' Led Coalition's phosphorus bombs' use 'violation of int'l law'
- August 09, 2017

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Friday acknowledged another 21 civilian deaths in past air strikes, bringing the toll up to 624. The coalition said it is still determining the credibility of 424 reports of civilian casualty incidents. There was no obvious specific target for the strikes, though the United States has been generally targeting ISIS forces within the city to try to back the Kurdish-led invasion. (more...)
Jittery Kenyans vote in key polls Jittery Kenyans vote in key polls
- August 09, 2017

Kenyan officials have deployed about 180,000 security officers nationwide to ensure safety. A decade ago, vote tallying was abruptly stopped and the incumbent president declared the victor, triggering an outcry from Mr Odinga's camp followed by outbreaks of ethnic violence in which 1,200 people were killed and 600,000 displaced. (more...)
Total solar eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know
- August 09, 2017

When it comes to purchasing the right type of glasses to safely view this month's solar eclipse, there's more than meets the eye. Over the course of 90 minutes, the eclipse will move across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and SC. (more...)
Donald Trump retweets report based on anonymous United States intel sources Donald Trump retweets report based on anonymous United States intel sources
- August 09, 2017

Trump said of North Korea's Kim Jong-un. USA officials believe North Korea now has the capabilities to put a nuclear weapon on a missile , NBC News learned Tuesday. This photo, released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on July 29, 2017, shows an intercontinental ballistic missile being launched on the night of July 28. (more...)
Boy Scouts dead, 1 injured in East Texas boat crash Boy Scouts dead, 1 injured in East Texas boat crash
- August 08, 2017

Local media have identified them as Will Brannon, 17; Heath Faucheux, 16; and Thomas Larry, 11. They drove Thomas to the marina, where he was airlifted in critical condition to a hospital just across the state line to Shreveport, La. "He's a little comedian", Weatherford said. "He's such a cool kid". A gofundme account has been set up to help the family with expenses. She said the Larry boys were taught "to work hard and be responsible". (more...)
4-Year-Old Shot in the Head During Road Rage Incident 4-Year-Old Shot in the Head During Road Rage Incident
- August 08, 2017

Bullet fragments were removed from the boy's head, police said. She honked her horn to pass a vehicle. The woman at the time was driving her 4-year-old son and her 7-year-old daughter. She pulled off on the East 55th exit and the boy was taken to the hospital. After the shooting, the boy was taken to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital where he was reportedly conscious and breathing, Fox8 reported. (more...)
North Korea Stands To Lose Billions After United Nations Imposes Sanctions North Korea Stands To Lose Billions After United Nations Imposes Sanctions
- August 08, 2017

China fears a spread of USA influence in the region, though China and the US agree on wanting to stop North Korea's nuclear development. Recently, US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said that any new resolution by the UN Security Council "that does not significantly increase the worldwide pressure on North Korea is of no value". (more...)
North Korea threatens 'thousands-fold' revenge on U.S. over sanctions North Korea threatens 'thousands-fold' revenge on U.S. over sanctions
- August 08, 2017

State-controlled media carried a statement from the North that promised the move would never force the country to negotiate over its nuclear program - or to give up its nuclear drive . Speaking at a security forum in Manila , Washington's top diplomat said Kim Jong-Un's regime must halt ballistic missile tests if it wanted to talk to the United States about resolving the standoff. (more...)
Cause Released on Fatal Ohio Fair Incident Cause Released on Fatal Ohio Fair Incident
- August 08, 2017

North American Midway Entertainment, which is not a provider of the Ohio State Fair rides, said in a statement Thursday that "due to the tragic incident ... The manufacture said it has collaborated with "industry safety experts to develop an inspection protocol" to prevent future accidents from occurring. (more...)
Raksha Bandhan Images, Pictures & HD Wallpapers: Rakhi Pournami Greeting Cards, Photos Raksha Bandhan Images, Pictures & HD Wallpapers: Rakhi Pournami Greeting Cards, Photos
- August 07, 2017

Speaking to TOI, a few people were of the view that Raksha Bandhan is not only confined to the brother-sister relationship but it also symbolises the affectionate bond between two people, irrespective of their relationship. Rakhi is a huge deal on the Indian subcontinent, with big Hindu communities celebrating the festival in India , Mauritius and Nepal especially. As part of this ritual, the sister will tie a sacred thread, which she may have bought or made herself, round her brother's ... (more...)
Israel to Revoke Credentials, Close Local Operations of Al Jazeera Israel to Revoke Credentials, Close Local Operations of Al Jazeera
- August 07, 2017

Israel plans to ban the Al Jazeera news network from operating in the country over accusations it is "a supporter of terror". Saudi Arabia and Jordan both shut down Al Jazeera bureaus as part of the diplomatic and economic campaign against Qatar, home to Al Jazeera's headquarters. (more...)
Japan commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima Japan commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima
- August 07, 2017

However, in June, Japan had supported the United Kingdom, France and the U.S. in dismissing a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons. Matsui was speaking at a ceremony here August 6 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to mark the 72nd anniversary of the city's destruction from atomic bombing. (more...)
Venezuela says it has put down uprising at army base Venezuela says it has put down uprising at army base
- August 07, 2017

The activist's wife Lilian Tintori said in a message on Twitter that she and her husband remained committed to achieving "peace and freedom for Venezuela ". Its installation is virtually certain to intensify a political crisis that has brought four months of protests in which at least 120 people have died and hundreds more have been jailed. (more...)
China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
- August 07, 2017

China, through its official state news agency Xinhua, has unequivocally stated that "Doklam is Chinese territory and there is no doubt or dispute about it". While the atmosphere in the region remains peaceful though tense, Indian troops are not favour of military action, The Hindu reported . Both these aspects of tri-junction points and India-China boundary alignment in the Sikkim sector had been earlier addressed in a written common understanding reached between the SRs of India and China ... (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldier, 3 Afghan civilians killed in Taliban attack North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldier, 3 Afghan civilians killed in Taliban attack
- August 06, 2017

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Western officials say most insider attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots. On January 1, 2015, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announced its new mission in the country, called Resolute Support, to train and assist the Afghan security forces. (more...)
Venkaiah Naidu elected as India's next Vice President Venkaiah Naidu elected as India's next Vice President
- August 06, 2017

Naidu. 11 votes were declared invalid by the Returning Officer. The BJD, which has 28 members in Parliament, and the JD (U) with 12 MPs had switched over to the opposition camp after supporting the NDA in the presidential poll. She said the position of the Vice President has the crucial challenge of assuming a non partisan role in running the Rajya Sabha, which acts as a store house of wisdom and sage advice for the government. (more...)
Two men wanted for Chicago murder taken into custody in California Two men wanted for Chicago murder taken into custody in California
- August 06, 2017

Warren has been suspended from his post as the senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, Britain's Oxford Mail reports. Supervisory Deputy U.S. Lathem or their alleged victim prior to last week's fatal stabbing . Both Lathem and Warren are being held on no bond status. At the city's public library, one of the men made a $1,000 donation in Cornell-Duranleau's name. (more...)
Federal appeals court overturns murder conviction of former Blackwater guard Federal appeals court overturns murder conviction of former Blackwater guard
- August 05, 2017

On September 16, 2007 they were involved in a shooting that trained strained worldwide relations and drew scrutiny to the role of American contractors in war-torn Iraq. Prosecutors said the four defendants, among 19 Blackwater guards providing security for State Department officials in Iraq, fired machine guns and grenade launchers in a reckless and out-of-control way after one of them falsely claimed their convoy, called Raven 23, was threatened by a auto bomber. (more...)
Venezuela reinstates opposition leader's house arrest Venezuela reinstates opposition leader's house arrest
- August 05, 2017

Hours before the inauguration, Venezuela's intelligence services transferred prominent opposition leader Antonio Ledezma from jail back to house arrest, his family said. The National assembly's claim of a fraudulent election was bolstered when the CEO of the voting technology company Smartmatic said Wednesday that results of Venezuela's election for the all-powerful constituent assembly were off by at least 1 million votes. (more...)
From Doklam to Rahul, read Sushma Swaraj's powerful Rajya Sabha speech From Doklam to Rahul, read Sushma Swaraj's powerful Rajya Sabha speech
- August 05, 2017

He said that the Chinese army will defend the country's territorial sovereignty and security interests. Both Beijing and Thimphu claim the region, but Bhutan co-ordinates its relations with China through India. He also said that India has been in continuous coordination and consultation with Bhutan on the Dokalam issue. The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday mentioned a "non-paper" provided by the Indian side during a meeting of the special representatives on the boundary issue ... (more...)
Post-Scaramucci White House, why Trump is fighting Republicans Post-Scaramucci White House, why Trump is fighting Republicans
- August 05, 2017

The New Yorker Magazine has published audio excerpts of the phone conversation that Anthony Scaramucci had with reporter Ryan Lizza . He wrote: "No more threats about leaking and internal game playing - anyone who takes actions that do not serve the President will be dismissed - period". (more...)
New Arizona Poll: 62% Disapprove Of Sen. Flake's Performance
- August 05, 2017

One analyst said the challenge for Flake is to walk the tightrope between the Tea Party and Trump wing of the party in the primary and then "nimbly pivot from trying to dispatch any Republican primary candidate to an appeal in the general election". (more...)
Mueller using grand jury in DC as part of Russian Federation probe Mueller using grand jury in DC as part of Russian Federation probe
- August 05, 2017

The move would give Mueller , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, broad authority to subpoena documents and compel witnesses to testify under oath. They are denying the American people who put him here. Wrote comedian George Wallace, "This is gonna be an unbelievable grand jury, believe me". "The White House favours anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly. (more...)
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals 2017
- August 04, 2017

In March, Moore re-signed with Dallas on a one-year deal after spending last season on injured reserve. The new look secondary really needs to focus on going for the ball because the Cowboys only had nine interceptions a year ago. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET and will be seen on NBC, with online streaming available at NBC Sports . For his career totals, he's racked up 686 completed passes for 7,351 yards and 38 touchdowns, with 37 interceptions and 25 fumbles. (more...)
Australian nurse and 2 local assistants jailed in Cambodia for illegal surrogacy Australian nurse and 2 local assistants jailed in Cambodia for illegal surrogacy
- August 04, 2017

The verdict and sentence is a blow for Ms Davis-Charles' family who a year ago launched a campaign with a hashtag #freetammydavis. She confessed to the court that she had arranged for 23 Cambodian women to carry babies for 18 Australian couples and five American couples. (more...)
Bank of England cuts its growth forecasts for the UK Bank of England cuts its growth forecasts for the UK
- August 04, 2017

The timing of a rate hike has been complicated by the weakness in growth in the British economy. "The speed limit, if you will, of the economy has slowed", he told reporters. Since then one of the dissenters, Kristin Forbes, has left the central bank. Ian McCafferty and Michael Saunders were the two MPC members that dissented in favor of a 25 basis points rate hike, expressing concerns over rising inflation. (more...)
Crews searching for victims after explosion at Minneapolis school Crews searching for victims after explosion at Minneapolis school
- August 04, 2017

A school gym coach said that the explosion came shortly after the warning was raised. He was a graduate of the school - and his children also attended - before he returned as a custodian. Tyner declined to say if those people were school employees or part of the construction crew, which he said was doing boiler work. It appeared that no children were hurt in the incident and that all students and other staff members were eventually "accounted for and safe", officials said. (more...)
Spokeswoman: Trump 'joking' when he told police to be 'rough' on suspects Spokeswoman: Trump 'joking' when he told police to be 'rough' on suspects
- August 04, 2017

US President Donald Trump was joking at an event last week when he told police officers to be "rough" with suspects, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . SEKULOW: Yeah, I know. Does he feel he was misled by his son and by Jared Kushner if, indeed, they didn't tell him about these emails that they both received? Today's cabinet meeting will be the first time President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have seen each other face-to-face since the ... (more...)

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