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At least 21 killed, hundreds feared buried At least 21 killed, hundreds feared buried
- August 14, 2017

The United Nations office in the country has confirmed the disaster adding that they were "Assessing damage, preparing response". Pictures posted by local residents on Twitter showed streets transformed into churning rivers and locals waistdeep in the muddy waters. (more...)
Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear
- August 14, 2017

A second eclipse glasses seller based in Tucson, Ariz., Lunt Solar System, said their products are also verified but under a recall anyway. With just a week to go, many people across the USA are buzzing about the " Great American Eclipse ". (more...)
Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam
- August 14, 2017

Dunford arrived at Osan Air Base Monday, and is scheduled to meet with the leaders of US Forces Korea and South Korea President Moon Jae-in. It was also to deploy the anti-missile system in neighbouring Ehime, NHK said. -South Korea drills begin. Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory. However, Russia said that the missiles were intermediate range, not ICBMs. (more...)
Japan deploys missile defense over North Korea's Guam threat Japan deploys missile defense over North Korea's Guam threat
- August 14, 2017

North Korea's military leadership is fast approaching a self-imposed mid-August deadline to present its marshal and supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, with plans to fire missiles into the waters around the United States territory of Guam - a detailed threat of intentional provocation that has brought the region to the point of crisis. (more...)
Two hurt when gas grill explodes in SUV, police say Two hurt when gas grill explodes in SUV, police say
- August 14, 2017

The passenger in the front seat lit a cigarette, police said, and that's when the explosion happened. The westbound Kia Sorrento then crashed into a pole. All the other glass was blown from the vehicle. Images shared on social media by Orlando Police show the auto in ruins, with the windshield completely blown out and the roof partially removed. (more...)
US Weapons 'Locked and Loaded' Against North Korea US Weapons 'Locked and Loaded' Against North Korea
- August 14, 2017

United States President Donald Trump has reiterated his bellicose rhetoric on North Korea and warned Kim Jong Un that if any of the USA territory is attacked , he "will truly regret it". "I do think you have to look at the fact that not every person is going to read every word of that", Cillizza noted. "The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act". (more...)
Trump set to authorise 'probe' of China intellectual property rules Trump set to authorise 'probe' of China intellectual property rules
- August 14, 2017

The official told reporters Saturday the president would order his trade office to look into whether to launch an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 of possible Chinese theft of USA technology and intellectual property. (more...)
Yoga Guru Ramdev To Set Up Patanjali Unit In J&K Yoga Guru Ramdev To Set Up Patanjali Unit In J&K
- August 14, 2017

The Tibetan leader blessed Ramdev and got playful with his beard, tugging it for some time as the audience broke into an applause. Dalai Lama then gently poked at Ramdev's midriff to which he responded by flexing his abdomen muscles in his own trademark style. (more...)
Some NI farmers turning yards into 'fortresses' to combat crime Some NI farmers turning yards into 'fortresses' to combat crime
- August 14, 2017

According to the rural insurer NFU Mutual, the items most commonly targeted by thieves across Lancashire are ATV and quad bikes, 4x4s and livestock. "The results of initiatives we support show clearly that when police, farmers and other rural organisations tackle rural crime in an organised way these schemes can be extremely effective". (more...)
Parking dispute leads to fatal stabbing in Brooklyn Parking dispute leads to fatal stabbing in Brooklyn
- August 14, 2017

The Dahans' driveway was blocked, and they were trying to figure out who the auto belonged to when the car's owner finally returned. Witnesses say the homeowner went inside to get his brother as backup and they began fighting with the vehicle owner and the auto owner's friend when at some point, a knife was pulled. (more...)
EQT Midstream Partners LP (EQM) Increases Dividend to $0.94 Per Share EQT Midstream Partners LP (EQM) Increases Dividend to $0.94 Per Share
- August 14, 2017

BidaskClub raised EQT Midstream Partners from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. The pipeline company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.31 by $0.04. Moreover, Driehaus Cap Mngmt Lc has 0.05% invested in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) for 18,800 shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 541,865 shares of the pipeline company's stock valued at $10,837,000 after buying an additional 67,214 shares ... (more...)
Join the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party At Lake Mead Join the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party At Lake Mead
- August 14, 2017

Because the eclipse in Columbus will be partial, it isn't safe to observe without proper eye protection, Cruzen says. "All after-school programs will operate in those elementary schools that have them and students will remain in the building until 4:00 p.m". (more...)
China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from North Korea China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from North Korea
- August 14, 2017

The Chinese customs agency said Monday that it will stop processing imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ores and fish at midnight on September 5. Chinese leaders still oppose blocking all trade with the impoverished North, which they argue might cause widespread hunger. The sanctions also ban countries from increasing current numbers of foreign North Korean workers, many of whom are already employed in Dandong's factories. (more...)
Everyone Hates Bronn Now Because Of That Last Game of Thrones Episode Everyone Hates Bronn Now Because Of That Last Game of Thrones Episode
- August 14, 2017

Because even if you still love him despite nearly killing a dragon at least one person was not okay with it, actor Jerome Flynn's mailman. In an interview with Game of Thrones network HBO, Bronn actor Jerome Flynn has hinted that he and Tyrion's relationship may yet live on, despite the recent battle in which Flynn had a giant crossbow pointed towards Tyrion's Queen. (more...)
US Reaffirms Peaceful Pressure Campaign toward N. Korea US Reaffirms Peaceful Pressure Campaign toward N. Korea
- August 14, 2017

State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis delivered the stance on Sunday in a joint contribution to the Wall Street Journal, which was entitled "We are Holding Pyongyang to Account". "We can't pinpoint the exact timing, but it will take at least one to two more years". "This affords China an unparalleled opportunity to assert its influence with the regime". (more...)
Japan installs extra missile defense after N Korea threat to Guam Japan installs extra missile defense after N Korea threat to Guam
- August 14, 2017

The North has threatened to fire ballistic missiles over Japan toward the tourism-dependent idyllic island, as Pyongyang and Washington ratchet up their war of words. "Sometimes I feel like they fear it but they just don't want to show it, don't want to express it", Martinez said. The four Los Angeles-class submarines, USS Topeka , USS Chicago , USS Oklahoma City , and USS Key West could all contribute to a massive air campaign against North Korea with their Tomahawk land attack ... (more...)
CBI moves SC on Karti Chidambaram CBI moves SC on Karti Chidambaram
- August 14, 2017

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, sought an urgent hearing of the plea against the Congress party leader's son. Mehta told the court the order staying the lookout notice was received by the CBI on Friday and since the next two days were Saturday and Sunday they were moving the court on Monday for an early hearing. (more...)
Sahara Group's Aamby Valley auction process begins at Rs37,000 crore reserve price Sahara Group's Aamby Valley auction process begins at Rs37,000 crore reserve price
- August 14, 2017

The official liquidator appointed by the Bombay HC has fixed a reserve price of Rs 37,392 crore for the formal sale to start, according to a report on the IANS . The group had asked the court to postpone the auction, which was scheduled to start with publication of a notice on August 14, till September 16 to enable Sahara group chief Subrata Roy arrange the money. (more...)
Chavista Strongman Cabello Accused of Plotting to Murder Senator Marco Rubio Chavista Strongman Cabello Accused of Plotting to Murder Senator Marco Rubio
- August 14, 2017

The Miami Herald reported that in a Homeland Security Department memo, it was revealed that Cabello did "order to have Senator Rubio assassinated", though "no specific information regarding an assassination plot against Senator Rubio has been garnered thus far". (more...)
Trump to seek trade probe of China amid NKorea tensions Trump to seek trade probe of China amid NKorea tensions
- August 14, 2017

Any new military conflict with North Korea would likely escalate quickly to the use of nuclear weapons, bringing catastrophic casualties and an untold economic impact worldwide, former USA defense officials and experts believe. The Chinese policies of an American company to enter into a join venture with a Chinese company to do business is "not fair", the official said. Despite Trump's previous comments, officials at the briefing repeatedly rebuffed any attempt by reporters to connect the ... (more...)
Guam fliers offer emergency tips for threat from North Korea Guam fliers offer emergency tips for threat from North Korea
- August 14, 2017

Residents of the United States territory Guam say they are afraid after being caught in the middle of rising tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korea, but Governor Eddie Calvo reassured his constituents that there is no threat to the island. (more...)
Supreme Court agrees to look into plea challenging Article 35A Supreme Court agrees to look into plea challenging Article 35A
- August 14, 2017

Criticising the move, Omar Abdullah said BJP has made the issue of Article 35A a case of Jammu versus Kashmir. He said, "Take it in writing that before going to Kashmir to buy land and look for jobs they will come to Jammu". Mehbooba's Mufti, Abdullah's father and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah and state Congress president G.A.Mir have several meetings and discussed measures to safeguard the Section 35A. (more...)
Big Ben Is About To Fall Silent For Four Years - Here's Why Big Ben Is About To Fall Silent For Four Years - Here's Why
- August 14, 2017

Steve Jaggs, keeper of the Great Clock, said: " Big Ben falling silent is a significant milestone in this crucial conservation project. This essential programme of works will safeguard the clock on a long-term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home - the Elizabeth Tower ". (more...)
Hundreds Rally In LA Against White Supremacists
- August 14, 2017

After a few minutes the crowd continued to the Pike statue where marchers turned into candle bearers who paused to remember other resisters in Charlottesville . Charlottesville authorities said that the three fatalities were caused by both the ramming attack and the helicopter crash. Mr Rudd, who just returned to the U.S. (more...)
Submarine in missing journalist case sunk on goal, Danish police say Submarine in missing journalist case sunk on goal, Danish police say
- August 14, 2017

Mr Madsen initially said that he dropped Ms Wall off before it sank but police say he has now changed his statement - although they have not said what to. However, a Swedish crime expert has told media that the police would not have been so quick to charge Madsen had they not found serious evidence to suggest he caused her death. (more...)
When Indian & Pakistani National Anthems Sung Together When Indian & Pakistani National Anthems Sung Together
- August 14, 2017

Inclusive of male and female singers hailing from diverse religions, sects and creeds, the video is undoubtedly a heartwarming gesture and perhaps the first of its kind. The video starts with the line- "This is our way of wishing you, Happy Birthday Pakistan". The video has received comments on both ends of the spectrum, with some people praising and thanking the group for the "gift" and the effort, while some claimed that the group does not represent the "mindset" of "Hindustani" people. (more...)
Dehradun boy wanted to end life, say school officials — Blue Whale Dare Dehradun boy wanted to end life, say school officials — Blue Whale Dare
- August 14, 2017

A student of Anandapur High School, Ankan (14) was very fond of gadgets and online computer games, his family said. The first case of a victim of the Blue Whale Challenge was in Mumbai where a 14-year-old boy committed suicide allegedly as a part of the game which has taken more than 130 lives worldwide. (more...)
Man charged over suspected murder of mother and sister in Golders Green Man charged over suspected murder of mother and sister in Golders Green
- August 14, 2017

After a public appeal, Mr Cohen was arrested in a park in north London on Saturday afternoon. The victims have been named in reports as Hannah Cohen and Leah Cohen. 'The individual we are seeking was known to them and from all the information we have, acted alone. 'Likewise, if you spot Joshua Cohen please call police on 999'. (more...)
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...)

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