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Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea
- September 05, 2017

The U.S. and South Korean warplanes then flew across the Korean Peninsula and participated in the live-fire training before returning to their respective home stations, according to the Pacific Command. The Security Council demanded North Korea not to proceed with any further launches using ballistic missile technology and comply with relevant Security Council resolutions, said the statement, which was released after closed-door consultations by council members. (more...)
North Korea hails successful test of nuclear bomb (From Lancashire Telegraph) North Korea hails successful test of nuclear bomb (From Lancashire Telegraph)
- September 04, 2017

The move is a direct challenge to US President Donald Trump, who hours earlier had talked by phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the "escalating" nuclear crisis in the region. mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile. "The test is dramatic, but not necessarily a game-changer". "The power is 10 or 20 times or even more than previous ones", Said Kune Y. (more...)
Financial firms raising alarm over U.S. debt ceiling Financial firms raising alarm over U.S. debt ceiling
- September 04, 2017

It is critical. And to do that, we need to make sure we raise the debt limit. "I'm going to draft a sanctions package and send it to the president for his strong consideration so anybody (who) wants to do trade or business with them will be prevented from doing trade or business with us", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday . (more...)
Georgia QB Jacob Eason leaves season opener with knee injury Georgia QB Jacob Eason leaves season opener with knee injury
- September 03, 2017

The Mountaineers were especially stingy defensively against the Southeastern Conference Volunteers, holding them to only 127 rushing yards. In the fourth quarter, Fromm yielded the huddle to Brice Ramsey - who for a third-string quarterback isn't a bad backup punter. (more...)
Los Angeles declares emergency due to wildfire Los Angeles declares emergency due to wildfire
- September 03, 2017

High winds sent embers from the original blaze north across the 210, sparking another fire, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. "It's snowing ash from the Burbank fire, there was a huge pop followed by my power going out", said Cory Pratt, a filmmaker, on Twitter. The La Tuna fire has reportedly grown to about 8,000 acres, prompting mandatory evacuations in some areas, reports Xinhua news agency. (more...)
Gas prices spike in London to $131.9/L Gas prices spike in London to $131.9/L
- September 03, 2017

Prices are expected to remain high until refineries resume normal operation, the timing of which is still unknown. Gasbuddy.com reported a two-cent hike in the average Canadian price on Friday to nearly $1.18 per litre. The uncertainty about gasoline production could stretch into a couple of weeks, he said. In Western Canada this won't affect gas prices as much. "Some of the refineries in Canada are going through fall maintenance, and that means we just don't have any capacity". (more...)
Dozens detained as Tamil Nadu braces for the next storm ---- Anitha Dozens detained as Tamil Nadu braces for the next storm ---- Anitha
- September 02, 2017

After fighting a prolonged battle against National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET ) in Supreme Court , 17-year-old Chennai girl Anita has made a decision to end her life and allegedly committed suicide on Friday. Chennai: A 12-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu killed herself yesterday after her teacher allegedly scolded her in class for staining her clothes with menstrual blood. (more...)
China's Caixin manufacturing PMI hits six-month high China's Caixin manufacturing PMI hits six-month high
- September 02, 2017

Data compiler IHS Markit said its final purchasing managers' index rose to 55.8 in August from 54.9 in July, unchanged from a preliminary estimate. "Output charges were raised marginally and at a rate that was muted in the context of historical data", Lima said. However, nearly 31% of companies said they experienced an increase in the price of materials required for their operations, generally linked to the rising cost of commodities. (more...)
Canadian economy sees best growth in almost 6 years in Q2 Canadian economy sees best growth in almost 6 years in Q2
- September 01, 2017

Fallout from Hurricane Harvey may also trim third-quarter growth, though reconstruction is likely to help expansion in the following period. President Donald Trump's administration has set a goal of 3 percent economic growth for the year, but some economists have said that's unlikely. (more...)
Police Confirm Body Found Is Savanna Greywind Police Confirm Body Found Is Savanna Greywind
- August 30, 2017

They had previously been arrested when a two-day-old baby, believed to be Greywind's daughter, was found in their apartment. She reportedly went to her neighbor's apartment to help sew, but then vanished. Three days after the infant was discovered, kayakers found a body-sized object wrapped in plastic caught on a log in the Red River. Police have so far declined to confirm speculation of fetal abduction, in which a pregnant woman is forced to give birth or a baby is forcibly removed from ... (more...)
Houston police officer drowns in historic flood Houston police officer drowns in historic flood
- August 30, 2017

On Monday, commanders realized that Perez had not made it to the station in Kingwood. The aftermath of storms like Harvey are marked by heartbreak and, as Long said while encouraging Americans to support its victims, moving forward will be about helping Texas "find a new normal". (more...)
United States imposes new sanctions on Venezuela United States imposes new sanctions on Venezuela
- August 29, 2017

The new sanctions would also put more sway on the view that Venezuela is under military threat by President Trump. Venezuelan troops taught civilians how to shoot rifles, fire missiles and engage in hand-to-hand combat during drills held Saturday in defiance of United States sanctions and President Donald Trump's threat of military action . (more...)
Berkeley Protests Over, Police Defend Handling Berkeley Protests Over, Police Defend Handling
- August 29, 2017

But officers had fenced off the park by early Saturday morning. When the press conference never materialized, the crowds - relishing the turn of events - simply celebrated en masse. Citing the potential for violence, she cancelled the event but said she would show up on her own. Gibson, however, was not finished. At about 12:30, there were a few hundred anti-hate demonstrators in the park, with hundreds more on the surrounding streets. (more...)
US Open to Dialogue Despite N. Korea's Provocation US Open to Dialogue Despite N. Korea's Provocation
- August 29, 2017

The missiles did not pose a threat to North America nor to the USA territory of Guam, said the Pacific Command. South Korea's presidential office says North Korea has likely tested its 300-millimeter artillery rocket system in the latest launch detected off its eastern coast. (more...)
Cease-fire declared along Syrian-Lebanese border Cease-fire declared along Syrian-Lebanese border
- August 28, 2017

The surrender of the remains of the fighters by the extremists took place at the border crossing of Mira. As negotiations for the evacuation of ISIS militants to Deir el-Zour were underway, Syrian troops backed by Russian air power and Iranian-backed militias have pushed their way into the province from Sukhna area, in the country's centre. (more...)
U.S. calls talk with Abbas 'productive' U.S. calls talk with Abbas 'productive'
- August 28, 2017

Kushner, special representative for worldwide negotiations Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security advisor Dina Powell held talks with the PA president in Ramallah on Thursday after meeting with a number of Middle East leaders in the past several days. (more...)
Palestinian president to hold talks in Ankara Palestinian president to hold talks in Ankara
- August 28, 2017

The Palestinian administration had reportedly expressed pessimism at USA peace efforts, and Abbas had reportedly sought a US commitment to endorse the two-state solution. "We didn't agree to this at all", said Aloul. Jared Kushner is once again flexing his expert peacemaking muscles by telling Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that Israel can't stop building illegal settlements on Palestinian land because that would be bad for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (more...)
Trump prepared to go to mat for wall funding Trump prepared to go to mat for wall funding
- August 27, 2017

A Republican president threatening a Republican Congress with a shutdown is a political rarity like the total eclipse much of the nation experienced the same day Trump made his statement . The way Trump wins here is for everyone else to lose. And Trump's administration hasn't helped mitigate the party politics. On top of those votes, however, if lawmakers combine the debt limit and the continuing resolution into one legislative vehicle, Republicans will likely need substantial support ... (more...)
Man shot dead after stabbing troops in Brussels Man shot dead after stabbing troops in Brussels
- August 27, 2017

Soldiers have become a familiar sight on the streets of the Belgian capital since terror attacks which killed more than 30 people a year ago. Overnight, police raided the suspect's home in Bruges, north-west Belgium , with federal prosecutors opening an investigation into "attempted terrorist murder", a statement said . (more...)
16 people killed in airstrikes in Yemeni capital 16 people killed in airstrikes in Yemeni capital
- August 27, 2017

The attack destroyed two buildings in the southern district of Faj Attan, leaving people buried under debris, witnesses said. The Shia rebels have vowed death to Saleh whom they accused of negotiating with Saudi Arabia, which leads an worldwide coalition of Arab countries fighting the Iran-backed rebels and GPC. (more...)
Mutiple Brawls Between Tigers and Yankees Mutiple Brawls Between Tigers and Yankees
- August 26, 2017

Sanchez has hit a home run in each game of the series against the Tigers . Both teams racked up so many because the bitterness didn't end with the sixth inning brawl - nor did the risky pitches. For that, Betances and acting Yankees manager Rob Thompson were ejected. Regardless, the events that spurred from there will likely result in multiple suspensions, starting with Cabrera for shoving and throwing a punch at Yanks catcher Austin Romine and Sanchez for running out from the ... (more...)
Lavington head praises excellent results at time of turmoil in education Lavington head praises excellent results at time of turmoil in education
- August 26, 2017

There were also noteworthy pass rates in the new English and Maths GCSEs, and every student who studied at the school in Year 11 has left school with a qualification. The newly opened Khalsa Academy, in Stoke Poges, saw an "outstanding" first set of results, with the Year 11 students being the first through the school. (more...)
California national monuments team Trump may scrap California national monuments team Trump may scrap
- August 25, 2017

President Barack Obama designated the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears previous year, less than a month before leaving office. Bears Ears National Monument in Utah has been the primary focus of the debate. Also in Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, established in 1996, may be up for size reduction from its current 1.88 million acres. Cook wants to lop off a finger of the 346,177-acre monument located mostly in the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. (more...)
New US sanctions against N. Korea could bite
- August 25, 2017

Duitsman's analysis was based on photos released by North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday, which featured leader Kim Jong-un inspecting the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science, during which he ordered scientists there to produce more solid-fuel rocket engines and warhead tips for intercontinental ballistic missiles. (more...)
Cannibal 'tired of eating human flesh' turns himself in Cannibal 'tired of eating human flesh' turns himself in
- August 24, 2017

Nino Mbatha, 32, Sthembiso Sithole, 31, Lindokuhle Masondo, 32, and Lungisani Magubane, 30, appeared in the Estcourt Magistrate's Court on Monday morning on charges of murder and conspiracy. A South African village has been exposed as being home to hundreds of cannibals after one of the locals - a suspected killer - surrendered to police, saying he had lost the taste for human flesh, MailOnline has reported . (more...)
China warns bilateral ties at risk after USA sanctions over North Korea China warns bilateral ties at risk after USA sanctions over North Korea
- August 24, 2017

China calls on the United States to halt the "wrongful" practice of imposing unilateral restrictive measures against Chinese entities for their alleged ties with North Korea , as such moves hamper bilateral cooperation, China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednesday. (more...)
Don't Toss Your Eclipse Glasses - Give Them a Second Life Instead Don't Toss Your Eclipse Glasses - Give Them a Second Life Instead
- August 24, 2017

Astronomers Without Borders has announced a program to collect the used glasses and distribute them to schools in South American and parts of Asia, which will experience their own eclipses in 2019. The lenses can be repurposed or thrown away. There is always an option for people to simply wear them every day, but owners should not keep the solar eclipse glasses if they have been scratched, punctured, or torn. (more...)
Missouri's Largest Newspapers Call For State Senator To Resign Missouri's Largest Newspapers Call For State Senator To Resign
- August 23, 2017

A Missouri state senator says she made a "mistake" with a Facebook post that said that she "hoped" President Trump would be assassinated. "I made a mistake", she said. Claire McCaskill , have demanded that she resign. Before Sunday's apology , Ms Chappelle-Nadal had only called the Facebook post "improper" and claimed she was being targeted by the governor and other officeholders because of political expediency or grudges. (more...)
Divers search flooded USS John S. McCain; sailors still missing Divers search flooded USS John S. McCain; sailors still missing
- August 23, 2017

About 35 sailors were in the sleeping area when the cargo ship's bow tore a hole in the side of the Fitzgerald , causing the compartment to flood. Divers had started assessing the warship's damaged hull, it said. It was the fourth accident involving US warships in the western Pacific this year. The collision is the second by a United States ship with a civilian vessel in the Seventh Fleet area of operations this summer. (more...)
Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims
- August 22, 2017

Saudi Airlines had asked Qatari authorities for permission for their trips to transport Qatari pilgrims, which were scheduled after the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Qatar rejects those claims. Marri told Middle East Eye in early August that the claims amounted to "hate speech" and were making an already hard situation for the Hajj pilgrims from Qatar worse. (more...)