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Smugglers throw 280 migrants into the sea off Yemen Smugglers throw 280 migrants into the sea off Yemen
- August 12, 2017

UN Secretary-General Antonio has said he was "heartbroken" after smugglers pushed mostly African migrants off boats heading for Yemen twice in two days. "Too many young people pay smugglers with the false hope of a better future", he said. Yemen is now going through a conflict and humanitarian crisis but the migrants go there to try to reach Europe or the Gulf states. (more...)
Heavy rains to continue over Assam, Meghalaya; flood situation to worsen Heavy rains to continue over Assam, Meghalaya; flood situation to worsen
- August 12, 2017

The district administration has opened relief camps in many parts to provide shelter to thousands of people. The report said Brahmaputra, Buridihing, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Sankosh rivers were flowing above danger levels and have submerged more than 20,000 hectares of cropland. (more...)
To stop BJP's 2019 march, Opposition parties to meet in Delhi today To stop BJP's 2019 march, Opposition parties to meet in Delhi today
- August 12, 2017

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressed her deep shock at the tragic death of 30 ailing children at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur due to alleged shortage of oxygen and said she was pained beyond words by the tragedy. (more...)
Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules
- August 12, 2017

In the conference call, officials did not rule out working with the WTO or other countries to penalize Chinese intellectual property violations, saying that the portions of US trade law they are relying on, Sections 301 and 302 of the 1974 trade law, allow them to take a broad range of actions. (more...)
PM Abbasi met Sindh CM in Karachi today PM Abbasi met Sindh CM in Karachi today
- August 12, 2017

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Pakistan will continue to extend its political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris for their just right to self-determination. Separately, the prime minister also paid a visit to the mausoleum of Quaid-a-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He also recorded his impressions in the visitor's book. (more...)
Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un
- August 12, 2017

The comments come after Mr Trump said America was "locked and loaded' in readiness for war following the growing tensions over North Korea's refusal to end its nuclear weapons programme". "If anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough", said Trump of his blistering message to the defiant Stalinist state a day earlier. I'd say, he's being incredibly irresponsible, and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch. (more...)
Japan Denounces N. Korea's Threat to Attack Guam Japan Denounces N. Korea's Threat to Attack Guam
- August 12, 2017

But it is not created to hit them as they climb into space. Guam, an island half the size of Hong Kong and some 7,000 km from the USA mainland, is a target because of its naval base and air force base, from which two B-1B supersonic bombers were deployed close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump warns North Korea that United States is `locked and loaded´ Trump warns North Korea that United States is `locked and loaded´
- August 12, 2017

Trump later publicly signalled his interest in talks, saying in May that he would be "honored" to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "under the right circumstances" to defuse tensions over North Korea's nuclear program. While variations of the NY channel have been used on-and-off for years by past administrations, there were no discussions over the last seven months of Obama's presidency after Pyongyang broke them off in anger over U.S. (more...)
Guam Governor Says Trump Told Him North Korea Threats Will Increase Tourism Guam Governor Says Trump Told Him North Korea Threats Will Increase Tourism
- August 12, 2017

President Trump phoned the governor of Guam on Friday to assure him all the residents of the Pacific Island are safe. The Pacific island nation - an unincorporated territory of the U.S. The president called the U.S. military "incredible, "rock solid" and "the best in the world by a factor of five". Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate foreign affairs committee, defended President Donald Trump's stark warning to North Korea in a series of tweets Thursday morning. (more...)
Woman killed in Poonch Pak ceasefire violation Woman killed in Poonch Pak ceasefire violation
- August 12, 2017

The Indian Army personnel guarding the border posts retaliated strongly and effectively. Tomar, 42, later succumbed to his injuries. Forty-two-year old Nb Subedar Tomar belonged to Village Tarsana (Post Office Porsa) in District Morena of Madhya Pradesh. (more...)
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman calls for patience over security situation Pakistan Cricket Board chairman calls for patience over security situation
- August 12, 2017

Sethi has replaced Shaharyar Khan as both PCB and ACC heads. Pakistan cricketers, now involved in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2017 and English domestic season, have been asked to cut short their participation in the wake of late finalisation and rescheduling of the upcoming ICC World XI series. (more...)
Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria
- August 12, 2017

Earlier this week, Trump said that North Korea would be met with "fire and fury" if it made further threats against the US, and then on Thursday, he suggested that those words may not have been " tough enough " after the threats from North Korea continued. (more...)
Trump warns N Korea that United States military is 'locked and loaded' Trump warns N Korea that United States military is 'locked and loaded'
- August 12, 2017

Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States. Two successful missile launches in July nearly certainly proved that the country had produced an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the United States. (more...)
EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea
- August 12, 2017

Almost 3.5 milion workers, party members and soldiers have volunteered to join or rejoin the army to fight against the U.S, North Korea said on Saturday. The European Union has responded to the North Korean threats to send a salvo of missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam by expanding the sanctions blacklist to align the EU's punitive measures with a new United Nations Security Council resolution. (more...)
Sanctions, talks important for N. Korean nuclear issue: China Sanctions, talks important for N. Korean nuclear issue: China
- August 12, 2017

Wang said the two had an intensive conversation during which China urged North Korea to maintain calm. He said he told Ri "do not violate the United Nations decision or provoke the worldwide community's goodwill by conducting missile launches or nuclear tests". (more...)
Trump speaks with Guam governor amid North Korea threat Trump speaks with Guam governor amid North Korea threat
- August 12, 2017

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles into the seas around the US Pacific territory of Guam , a major military hub and home to US bombers. "In time you will be able to leave a fallout shelter". Guam's governor, Eddie Calvo, said late Wednesday during an interview on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" with fill-in host Brian Kilmeade: "As far as I'm concerned, as an American citizen, I want a president that says that if any nation such as North Korea ... (more...)
Two Seriously Injured After Plane Crash On The Sunshine Coast Two Seriously Injured After Plane Crash On The Sunshine Coast
- August 12, 2017

Two people were hurt, a man and woman. Sunshine Coast District Inspector Matt Wilson said the airport would remain closed for some time. A pilot is in a critical condition following a light plane crash at Caloundra Airport on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. (more...)
Stock markets lower, gold price continues to rise amid political tensions
- August 12, 2017

The FTSE 100 has suffered a fresh fall amid ongoing tensions between the US and North Korea, which outlined plans to launch missiles aimed at the waters off the coast of the US Pacific territory of Guam. "Geopolitics splashed cold water on the markets", said J. J. Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. Overseas markets were also lower Wednesday. (more...)
Library giving out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses on Monday Library giving out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses on Monday
- August 12, 2017

Not only do they sell solar eclipse glasses, they also have an assortment of camera filters and telescopes to make viewing the eclipse the best it can be. Yes. You need to use some sort of special protection for your eyes, whether it be eclipse glasses, or shade #14 welder's glass. "The market is being flooded with counterfeits", he said. (more...)
Rasmussen Poll: Trump Approval Up 6 Points
- August 12, 2017

President Donald Trump's approval rating stands at 45 percent - a jump of six points from last week, according to the Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll . Trump is facing criticism for his threat earlier this week of "fire and fury" if North Korea threatens the U.S. If Donald Trump is even remotely thinking of making some kind of attack on North Korea, no one on earth will be safe from the fallout - and we mean that both literally and figuratively. (more...)
Korea: 3.5 million sign up to fight against US
- August 12, 2017

But even these systems have their limitations and can't guarantee protection from shorter-range ballistic and cruise missiles. Mr. Obama's comments followed North Korea's fourth nuclear bomb test on January 6, their launch of a long-range rocket on February 7, and a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on April 23. (more...)
Trump warns NKorea that United States is 'locked and loaded'
- August 12, 2017

Gorka's statements come amid confusion about the administration's policy toward North Korea after a series of statements that have been dramatically different in tone and have sent starkly different messages. North Korea has said it may attack Guam, a major military hub and home to USA bombers, in retaliation - a move that if carried out would be its most provocative missile launch to date. (more...)
Beyond bluster, US, N. Korea in regular contact Beyond bluster, US, N. Korea in regular contact
- August 12, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump will call on Monday for his chief trade adviser to investigate China's intellectual property practices, website Politico reported , citing an unnamed administration official. Harold T. Throckminion. But the fact that the U.S. and North Korea are still talking while mutually threatening each other with missile fire shows that the public drama doesn't translate to private anger or calls to action. (more...)
Police investigating 'all avenues' of enquiry as witness identified — EAST HARLING MURDER Police investigating 'all avenues' of enquiry as witness identified — EAST HARLING MURDER
- August 12, 2017

But a Home Office post-mortem examination later found the grandfather had been stabbed multiple times in the head and neck. Police appealed to three men yesterday who were seen in different areas close to the murder scene. A man from the local area was arrested this morning. "To do this we need to piece together Peter's final movements so that we can understand what happened to him and why". (more...)
Trump Administration Sends Mixed Messages On North Korea Trump Administration Sends Mixed Messages On North Korea
- August 12, 2017

But Gorka, a controversial figure in the national security community, dismissed Tillerson's authority on the subject. The idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical. "These are things that take a lot of time", said Ariane Tabatabai, a senior associate with the Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. (more...)
Trump says he'll expand United States anti-missile programs Trump says he'll expand United States anti-missile programs
- August 12, 2017

Trump praised the military, bashed an "obstructionist Congress" and told Calvo how tourism would be boosted for Guam without spending money. I take issue with your editorial that includes a description of "residents of Guam glancing nervously skyward" (" Alternative fact of the Week: Trump's nuclear arsenal ", August 10). (more...)
Philippine President Wants North Korea to Become ASEAN Dialogue Partner Philippine President Wants North Korea to Become ASEAN Dialogue Partner
- August 12, 2017

And the White House says they committed to fully implement all relevant resolutions and to urge the global community to do so as well. China, North Korea's most important trading partner, hopes all sides can do more to help ease the crisis and increase mutual trust, rather than taking turns in shows of strength, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. (more...)
BJP unsafe for democracy: Mamata launches 'BJP Bharat Choro Abhiyan' BJP unsafe for democracy: Mamata launches 'BJP Bharat Choro Abhiyan'
- August 12, 2017

The voice of the Opposition is being stifled. At a public meeting in West Midnapore district on Wednesday she had said that she would be going on a country-wide trip trying to garner support for the movement. Claiming that the BJP was shedding "crocodile tears" for Dalit and adivasis, Mamata said, "On one hand, BJP will encourage atrocities on Dalits and one the other their leaders will have lunch at the residences of Dalits". (more...)
North Korea 'under no circumstances' will give up its nuclear weapons North Korea 'under no circumstances' will give up its nuclear weapons
- August 12, 2017

There was no direct reaction from North Korea to the remarks but in a statement after the U.S. secretary of state made his comments, Pyongyang responded robustly to the new sanctions by saying it would exact "thousands-fold revenge" on America. (more...)
Trump at the Helm - God Help Us Trump at the Helm - God Help Us
- August 12, 2017

This morning the small island of Guam is said to be a target. So it's - North Koreans, they do speak a different language than what we're - and Kim Jong Un does speak a different language than what we're used to here in the United States. (more...)

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