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Steven Gerrard's plea to Philippe Coutinho Steven Gerrard's plea to Philippe Coutinho
- August 14, 2017

But at least one Premier League player reckons Liverpool should sell the the brilliant Brazilian before the summer transfer window closes. Coutinho has been reportedly wanted by Barcelona, whose latest bid of around £90 million was rejected by Liverpool on Wednesday. (more...)
B-1 bombers key to a USA plan to strike North Korea
- August 14, 2017

With its latest threat, North Korea is suggesting it could launch four missiles which could potentially overwhelm the THAAD missile defense system and strike near Guam . It is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) southeast of North Korea , much closer than it is to any of the United States. "When President Trump says, 'Go ahead and do what you're gonna do on Guam and see what happens subsequently, ' it causes you to think, 'Well, would he say that if Anchorage [in Alaska] had that same ... (more...)
Sri Lanka confirms considering touring Pakistan for T20s in September Sri Lanka confirms considering touring Pakistan for T20s in September
- August 14, 2017

Pakistan, a cricket loving nation has not seen global team showcasing their skills in its grounds ever since a bus carrying the same Sri Lankan team came under drive-by ambush near Lahore's Liberty Square in 2009, injuring seven players. "So likewise, we too must be as accommodating and understanding as possible with our members and extend our fullest support to them as the cricketing family of Asia". (more...)
Donald Trump tells Guam Governor you are safe
- August 14, 2017

You are safe. We're with you 1,000 percent. During the phone call Mr Calvo laments criticism of Mr Trump, saying "from a guy that's being targeted, we need a president like you". If North Korea does launch a missile strike, there is a public warning system in place and a 14-minute window to react, Guam Homeland Security said. (more...)
One Dead As Car Runs Down Crowd Of Protesters In US One Dead As Car Runs Down Crowd Of Protesters In US
- August 14, 2017

The rally subsequently turned violent as the clashes erupted between the demonstrators and their opponents. "You came here today to hurt people. We have got to work together, '" McAuliffe said, revealing details of the call in a new interview with activist Deray Mckesson. (more...)
Families demand Malaysia accept MH370 hunt offer Families demand Malaysia accept MH370 hunt offer
- August 14, 2017

However, Texas-based Ocean Infinity said on Friday (11 August) that it remained hopeful Malaysia would accept its offer to restart the search. A US company that explores the ocean floor wants to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (more...)
Two civilians killed in south Kashmir clashes Two civilians killed in south Kashmir clashes
- August 14, 2017

The youth, identified by locals as Owais Ahmad Dar, was killed in alleged firing of security forces' firing in Pulwama's Kakapora area. On Sunday, the CRPF personnel fired the pellets when a group of youths allegedly threw stones on their vehicles passing through Kakapora in Pulwama. (more...)
Celebrate Independence Day like you always have, West Bengal government tells schools Celebrate Independence Day like you always have, West Bengal government tells schools
- August 14, 2017

In its circular, HRD ministry directed all educational institutions to conduct quiz contests, lectures and debates among others on the occasion. The West Bengal Sarva Shiksha Mission (SSM) department issued its counter-circular four days later on Friday, August 11, asking schools to ignore the Centre's instructions. (more...)
Rajnath appeals to GJM to restore normalcy Rajnath appeals to GJM to restore normalcy
- August 14, 2017

Darjeeling: The police and security forces on Friday conducted area domination march in various parts of the hills as the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling entered its 58th day. "He said he was very mindful of the sufferings faced by Gorkha and non-Gorkha people of the entire region". "We will soon decide the future course of action", he said. (more...)
Venezuelan President's son threatens to seize White House with rifles Venezuelan President's son threatens to seize White House with rifles
- August 14, 2017

The Trump administration, along with many other countries, has been critical of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his creation of a new constituent assembly. military action last seen in the region in 1989, when American troops invaded Panama to topple its president, Manuel Noriega. US Vice President Mike Pence was traveling to Colombia on Sunday for a tour of some friendly countries in the region with a view to coordinating further action against Venezuela, on top of US sanctions ... (more...)
Solar eclipse glasses offer protection from vision loss Solar eclipse glasses offer protection from vision loss
- August 14, 2017

Millions of Americans are getting ready to view the next eclipse on August 21, but Dr. Russell Van Gelder from the University of Washington School of Medicine warns blindness is a risk if you dont have proper eye protection. It's now unclear how many companies are affected by the recall. If Aug. 21 comes and you don't have an approved eclipse viewer, you can always make a free and relatively simple device, like the "vastly under-appreciated" pinhole viewer, UW-Madison's Lattis said. (more...)
BBCI: Australian deputy PM reveals he may be New Zealand citizen BBCI: Australian deputy PM reveals he may be New Zealand citizen
- August 14, 2017

In a statement earlier today , he said "Needless to say I was shocked". "Neither I, nor my parents, have had any reason to believe that I may be a citizen of any other country. Last month Australian Resources Minister Matt Canavan stepped down after his mother revealed that he might also hold Italian citizenship. According to the NZ government passport website: "If you were born overseas and at least 1 of your parents is a New Zealand citizen by birth or grant, you are an NZ citizen by ... (more...)
Instagram photos lead to model's kidnap, attempted sale as sex slave Instagram photos lead to model's kidnap, attempted sale as sex slave
- August 14, 2017

One of those mentioned was agent Dave Read who represents celebrities including Joey Essex through his company Neon Management. He is also said to have told investigators he posed as a photographer and met Chloe Ayling. Herba, who released Ayling at the British consulate in Milan on July 17, has been charged with kidnapping to extort money. A close friend of Miss Ayling told MailOnline: 'I can't say too much because Chloe is being debriefed by British police and the Foreign Office, but she ... (more...)
Kenyan opposition claims 100 killed after disputed election Kenyan opposition claims 100 killed after disputed election
- August 14, 2017

Almost 20 million Kenyan voters were scheduled to elect a new president for East Africa's richest economy in a tight race on Tuesday, which pitted incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta against his longtime rival, Raila Odinga. "They have not delivered what we have voted for", said Wycliffe Ochieng, a 20-year-old laborer from Kibera. The group of independent observers in kenya ELOG, who had deployed 8,300 people on the ground, was published Saturday on the conclusions "consistent" with the results ... (more...)
Trump Tower Traffic Nightmare Returns On Sunday For President Trump's NYC Visit Trump Tower Traffic Nightmare Returns On Sunday For President Trump's NYC Visit
- August 14, 2017

They'll remain closed until the president leaves, the NYPD said. "NYPD and secret service are ready". Trump first tweeted his plans Monday , saying he'd go home to his three-floor, 11,000-square-foot penthouse for three days for some meetings. (more...)
Brush Fire Burns Close To Homes In Riverside
- August 14, 2017

This photo was taken from a rooftop off Blaine Street on the Riverside side of the mountains. The blaze was called the Blaine Fire for its location east of Blaine Road. More than 150 firefighters have been assigned to the fire and they are aided by resources including six air tankers and four helicopters, according to the county fire statement. (more...)
Gold soars as the United States and North Korea wage a verbal war Gold soars as the United States and North Korea wage a verbal war
- August 14, 2017

Spot gold added 0.4 percent to $1,265.18 an ounce, pulling away from the previous session's two-week lows. "What has changed this time is that the scary threats and war of words between the USA and North Korea have intensified to the point that markets can't ignore it", said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney. (more...)
Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities
- August 14, 2017

The 80 countries were not named and neither was the date from which the visa-free programme will take effect, but Qatari newspapers said it would apply mainly to Western nationals. The visa announcement was made jointly by Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar Al Baker , together with senior officials of the Qatar Tourist Authority and Qatar's interior ministry. (more...)
North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis
- August 14, 2017

North Korea on Thursday announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers. Mattis says any action by North Korea would be grossly overmatched by the US, and that Pyongyang would lose any arms race or conflict it started. After days of fiery rhetoric from both the USA and North Korea, Mr Mattis said war would be "catastrophic" and that diplomacy was gaining results. (more...)
Trump signs VA bill Trump signs VA bill
- August 14, 2017

Trump signed the bill in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he's staying at his golf club on what he's called a 17-day "working vacation". Approved in the wake of the wait-list scandal that saw hundreds of veterans die while stuck on secret wait lists, the choice program allows those caught in backlogs to seek care at from a private clinic or doctor and bill the costs back to the Veterans Affairs Department. (more...)
Egypt prosecutors detain train drivers after deadly collision near Alexandria Egypt prosecutors detain train drivers after deadly collision near Alexandria
- August 14, 2017

East Alexandria prosecutors ordered the 15 day detention of the two train drivers involved in a train collision Friday, a few kilometers from Sidi Gaber station, along with their two aides, pending an investigation on Sunday. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered an inquiry into the crash. Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record and accidents due to negligence have killed scores over the years. (more...)
Confrontation with North Korea not imminent Confrontation with North Korea not imminent
- August 14, 2017

After meeting the South Korean leader, he is expected to meet the heads of Japan and China. "The risks of an unintended escalation into full-blown conflict are too great for the whole world". Some aides were surprised when Trump declared Tuesday, soon after word spread that North Korea had made a nuclear breakthrough, that the isolated nation would face "fire and fury" if the threat continued. (more...)
Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day, Army Chief Gen. Bajwa hoists flag Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day, Army Chief Gen. Bajwa hoists flag
- August 14, 2017

TOI reported in July that strong winds were causing tears in the flag and the authorities chose to take it down until they found a solution. India has won the flag war with Pakistan . "We had suggested hoisting a smaller flag to avoid frequent damage but the aim is to ensure that the Indian flag is visible from Lahore in Pakistan", said Singh. (more...)
Mossad chief warns Iran taking over territory relinquished by ISIS Mossad chief warns Iran taking over territory relinquished by ISIS
- August 14, 2017

The Iranian proxy officials remained in Tehran several more days for talks with top government officials, according to state-controlled media, as did top officials from North Korea, who opened a new embassy in the Iranian capital . "Israel will continue to act with determination and in various ways to protect itself from these threats". As some lawmakers chanted "Death to America", Iran's parliament on August 13 granted its initial approval for increased funding of Teheran's missile ... (more...)
Apple Valley's Tre Jones Announces Commitment to Duke Apple Valley's Tre Jones Announces Commitment to Duke
- August 14, 2017

A consensus four-star prospect according to major recruiting services, both ESPN and Scout rank Francis at No. 11 among point guards in the class of 2019, while 247Sports has him seventh. Jones averaged 19.3 points and a league-high 8.3 assists per game on Nike's EYBL circuit this summer. Tyus Jones picked Duke four years ago, won an NCAA title as a freshman, being named the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four, and then entered the National Basketball Association draft. (more...)
Amazon recalling some eclipse glasses ‘not confirmed safe for viewing’ Amazon recalling some eclipse glasses ‘not confirmed safe for viewing’
- August 14, 2017

Chipps' email came on the heels of Friday's announcement by Dr. Jeff Pape of Authier Miller Pape Eye Care in Norfolk that the eclipse glasses it had distributed might be counterfeit and not safe for people to use during the eclipse. But that demand has been followed by reports that knockoff eclipse glasses - which may not provide adequate protection - have flooded the market. Image of solar glasses courtesy the AAS website. (more...)
Guam's residents 'unnerved' as island wakes up to North Korea's threats Guam's residents 'unnerved' as island wakes up to North Korea's threats
- August 14, 2017

North Korea has short-range missiles that can hit its neighbours. At least 1,000 of those weapons are capable of reaching the densely populated South Korean capital Seoul and its metropolitan area, home to some 25 million people. Officials, however, have sought to brush off fears and say there has been no change in the threat level for now. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have recently intensified due to North Korea's multiple nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches conducted in ... (more...)
Haley won't confirm 'classified information' in story Trump retweeted Haley won't confirm 'classified information' in story Trump retweeted
- August 14, 2017

If the rhetoric sounded similar to North Korean pronouncements, it was. When asked about the report from Fox News that us spy satellites captured North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to patrol boats, Ms. Both countries are believed to be capable of jump-starting a nuclear program on short notice. Over that span, multiple USA presidents have tried and failed to coax or pressure Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear ambitions. (more...)
Flare-up at Mahathir forum Flare-up at Mahathir forum
- August 14, 2017

BERSATU members have handed over three suspects believed to be involved in the fracas at the Nothing To Hide 2.0 forum , where Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke earlier today, to the police. Mahathir, who was premier from 1981 to 2003, has excoriated Najib over allegations billions were looted from state investment fund 1MDB in an audacious campaign of fraud and money-laundering. (more...)
Tulsans To Stand In 'Solidarity With Charlottesville' At Rally Tulsans To Stand In 'Solidarity With Charlottesville' At Rally
- August 14, 2017

Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old victim, was marching with other counter-demonstrators when Fields allegedly drove his auto into the crowd. On May 7, monument removal proponents Take 'Em Down NOLA had staged a large rally and march to Lee Circle, where hundreds of people faced members of several hate groups and internet-galvanized white supremacists, from the Ku Klux Klan to live-streaming "alt right" activist Baked Alaska , who also participated in Charlottesville protests. (more...)

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