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Trump denounces racist hate groups by name two days after Charlottesville Trump denounces racist hate groups by name two days after Charlottesville
- August 15, 2017

President Trump denounced white supremacists, neo-Nazi's and the KKK as being " evil " and " repugnant ", Monday afternoon. After President Trump condemned " many sides " for the violence in Charlottesville on August 12, Republican and Democratic politicians criticized him for not calling out white supremacy for several days. (more...)
War With North Korea War With North Korea "Not Imminent" Says Senior US Security Official
- August 15, 2017

As of the moment, Guam is on alert in case North Korea carries out its threat. Still, North Korea has done little to stop speculation-quite the opposite. A series of measures are part of the US' effort to stress the need for diplomatic and economic means to resolve the North Korean crisis. On Aug. 9, North Korea issued a statement revealing that it is considering a missile strike on Guam, a U.S. (more...)
Swiss Hotel: Jews Should Take A Shower Before And After Swimming Swiss Hotel: Jews Should Take A Shower Before And After Swimming
- August 15, 2017

The hotel management further told Channel 2 it meant no harm by the signs. She repeatedly said "My Jewish guests are very happy". Another sign in the hotel's kitchen also raised eyebrows reading: "For our Jewish guests: You may access the refrigerator only in the following hours: 10:00-11:00 and 16:30-17:30". (more...)
Man who tried to prevent Jo Cox murder dies a year later Man who tried to prevent Jo Cox murder dies a year later
- August 15, 2017

Bernard Kenny tried to intervene, and Mair stabbed him once with a 10-inch blade. The pensioner, who was awarded the George Medal for bravery in June, previously described being stabbed by Thomas Mair in Birstall, West Yorkshire , after grappling with the neo-Nazi in an effort to save her life. (more...)
London's Big Ben to Fall Silent for 4 Years of Repairs London's Big Ben to Fall Silent for 4 Years of Repairs
- August 15, 2017

The Luftwaffe (which is the aerial warfare wing of the combined German Wehrmacht forces in World War II) could not stop it but health and safety has. This should have been taken into account. Radio stations will use a recording of the bell's famous bongs whilst the Great Clock is renovated because all potential substitutes have an insufficiently sombre "aural pitch" to precede a news bulletin. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino Reveals Number Of New Players He Wants This Month Mauricio Pochettino Reveals Number Of New Players He Wants This Month
- August 15, 2017

Pochettino does have Kieran Trippier and youngster Kyle Walker-Peters at his disposal at right back, but the former is injured and the latter is inexperienced, meaning another right back - who can play as a right wing back in Pochettino's 3-4-2-1 system - should be a priority for Spurs. (more...)
Military identifies two Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Iraq Military identifies two Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Iraq
- August 15, 2017

Col. Pat Work, the commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said in a statement that Brooks and Stigler were "courageous patriots" who served the USA coalition with "extraordinary commitment". Stigler was posthumously promoted from specialist to sergeant, the Army said. Brooks joined in July 2012. This was the first time Brooks had been deployed to Iraq and he had previously been deployed to Afghanistan. (more...)
Obama Tweets Mandela: 'No One Born Hating' Obama Tweets Mandela: 'No One Born Hating'
- August 15, 2017

The tweet , at over 2.45 million likes as of Tuesday morning, has even surpassed talk show host Ellen Degeneres' selfie tweet at the Academy Awards back in 2014. "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for", he said . While Donald Trump was scorched from every possible side for his silence on the Charlottesville protests (except the Nazis, they were pretty stoked with his performance), Barack Obama decided he was going to light Twitter up with the most important message of the ... (more...)
Tiny drone lands on Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier Tiny drone lands on Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier
- August 15, 2017

The drone pilot is a member of the Black Isle Images amateur photography group. As such, security has been increased and talks of increased punishment for such infractions have begun. It was like a ghost ship. "I was only able to speak to some armed police, I think from the MoD", Maritime Executive quoted him as saying . The 65,000-tonne ship has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Rosyth dockyard in Fife, where it was built, in June. (more...)
Iraq's Moqtada al-Sadr visits UAE Iraq's Moqtada al-Sadr visits UAE
- August 15, 2017

It didn't provide details. Although Sadr led his own Shia militia during the USA occupation of Iraq, he has since been perceived as a more pluralistic nationalist. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir visited Baghdad in February, and the two countries announced in June they would set up a coordination council to upgrade ties. (more...)
United States government demands data on visitors of anti-Trump website United States government demands data on visitors of anti-Trump website
- August 15, 2017

The website in question, disruptj20.org, organized participants of political protests against the current USA administration. The request, which DreamHost made public Monday, set off a storm of protest among civil liberties advocates and within the tech community. (more...)
Netflix and Amazon compete for rights of Prabhas' 'Saaho' Netflix and Amazon compete for rights of Prabhas' 'Saaho'
- August 15, 2017

The leading lady of Saaho has been the talk of the town ever since the film was announced. He further added, " Saaho is Prabhas' first film in Hindi and so it is very special for all of us". In fact, the antagonist of Saaho is also a Bollywood actor and he is Neil Nitin Mukesh. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy will be composing the music for the film. (more...)
LHC issues contempt of court notice to Nawaz Sharif, 13 ministers LHC issues contempt of court notice to Nawaz Sharif, 13 ministers
- August 15, 2017

Advocate Azhar Siddiqui approached the LHC seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Sharif for consistently criticizing the Supreme Court judges who disqualified him as prime minister for being dishonest. On July 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had disqualified Nawaz Sharif for not disclosing his employment with FZE Capital, in a landmark decision in the Panamagate case. (more...)
China Bans the Import of Iron and Seafood from North Korea China Bans the Import of Iron and Seafood from North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Meanwhile, the state-controlled Global Times published a furious op-ed criticizing Trump on both North Korea and his reported decision to push for an investigation of China's trade practices. On August 12, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump had a phone conversation on the Korean peninsula nuclear issue. He rejected suggestions that Trump and the North Korean dictator were as bad as each other when it came to the saber-rattling playing out in the western ... (more...)
Taliban call upon Trump to withdraw forces from Afghanistan Taliban call upon Trump to withdraw forces from Afghanistan
- August 15, 2017

Pakistan has always been accused by its neighbours India and Afghanistan and western nations like the United States and the United Kingdom of its involvement in terrorist activities in the region and beyond. He said that while media speculations about the Trump administration sending close to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan "may turn out to be right", the new strategy "also involves, perhaps, changing somewhat what the troops on the ground are doing right now". (more...)
Father: Heather Heyer was a champion for others Father: Heather Heyer was a champion for others
- August 15, 2017

Kessler's rally was fortunately cut short , as those same counter-protesters drowned out his hate speak with boos and chants of "shame". A collection of left-wing Madison groups came together to hold a vigil Sunday night in what they are calling "a show of respect for the fallen" after Saturday's violence in Charlottesville , Virginia . (more...)
Everything you need to know about this weekend's meteor shower extravaganza Everything you need to know about this weekend's meteor shower extravaganza
- August 15, 2017

So what is the Perseid meteor shower? Although the Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend, meteors will be visible through the end of August. Seen from the Earth, the Perseids appear to originate from one place in the north-east known as the " radiant " which happens to be near the constellation Perseus. (more...)
Mattis: Missile impact means war Mattis: Missile impact means war
- August 15, 2017

Guam , a US territory in the Pacific, has emerged as a major security issue following North Korea's threats to shoot ballistic missiles into nearby waters. A rally was held on the streets of Pyongyang , North Korea's capital, on Wednesday (9 August) to show support to the Kim regime. Speaking to RT, Leonid Ivashov, a political analyst and retired Russian colonel-general, said North Korea wouldn't stand a chance against the U.S. (more...)
Arsenal win season opener Arsenal win season opener
- August 15, 2017

The 26-year-old joined Arsenal this summer for a club record transfer fee of £52.7 million, according to the Guardian . It was one of the great days for me in recent weeks [when he said he would stay]. The last player to score a goal faster on their Premier League debut was Thievy Bifouma, who came on for his Premier League debut for West Brom at half-time and scored after just 36 seconds in a 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace in February 2014. (more...)
Another major London tube station evacuated after train fills with smoke Another major London tube station evacuated after train fills with smoke
- August 15, 2017

At about 10am, British Transport Police said it was "working to reopen" the station after a "defective train caused an evacuation". Inspector Sands is code for an emergency or potential emergency. They added on Twitter: 'Some west-bound trains are being held at short notice while we investigate a faulty train at Holborn'. Passengers fled Oxford Circus in panic as the train pulled into the station, filling the underground passageway with smoke. (more...)
Gert becomes second hurricane of season Gert becomes second hurricane of season
- August 15, 2017

Gert is no threat to land and is expected to pick up some strength, turn to the northeast and accelerate into the far northern Atlantic before dissipating in coming days. The hurricane is already north of us, and moving north at 8 miles per hour. Swells are also expected to affect Bermuda during the next couple of days. (more...)
Pakistan marks 70 years of independence in style Pakistan marks 70 years of independence in style
- August 15, 2017

In 1948, Pakistan changed the day of its independence, because it coincided with the 27th day of the Holy month of Ramadan. It demanded that Mika cancel his appearance at the Pakistani concert. Let us resolve this Independence Day to strive towards building a New India by eliminating poverty, illiteracy and corruption, he added. There have been several incidents of tit-for-tat hacking incidents between India and Pakistan over the years. (more...)
Charlottesville Protests: Victim And Driver Both Identified In Horrific, Deadly Vehicle Attack Charlottesville Protests: Victim And Driver Both Identified In Horrific, Deadly Vehicle Attack
- August 15, 2017

James Alex Fields Jr ., a 20-year-old OH man, has been arrested in connection with the incident Saturday that, in addition to killing Heyer, sent 19 people to the hospital. Records from 911 calls show the driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife. (more...)
United Kingdom men jailed for sexual assault of Malaysian woman in Singapore United Kingdom men jailed for sexual assault of Malaysian woman in Singapore
- August 15, 2017

Khong and Vu were also each sentenced to eight strokes of the cane, while Le was given five strokes. The men, of Vietnamese descent, were sentenced to jail terms of between five and six-and-a-half years and between five and eight strokes of the cane, the Straits Times reported. (more...)
Twitter users are outing Charlottesville demonstrators Twitter users are outing Charlottesville demonstrators
- August 15, 2017

Torch-wielding white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville , Virginia, stirred up memories of the violent KKK-led protests of the Jim Crow-era South, but unlike their white-hooded brothers of decades past, these ralliers didn't bother to cover their faces, and Twitter has made it its mission to find out who they are. (more...)
'Don't Look At The Flash': Guam Offers Nuclear Strike Guidance To Residents 'Don't Look At The Flash': Guam Offers Nuclear Strike Guidance To Residents
- August 15, 2017

While experts say North Korea may not follow through with the test, it's still an incredibly risky prospect, as Pyongyang intends to shoot four unreliable missiles just a few dozen miles off the coast of Guam, a United States territory where 7,000 military personnel and 160,000 civilians live. (more...)
Can US Shoot Down North Korean Missiles? Guam Under Threat Can US Shoot Down North Korean Missiles? Guam Under Threat
- August 15, 2017

In the event of a North Korean nuclear attack on Guam , Japan's new defense minister said Thursday that his country's military could shoot down the missiles before they reach the us territory. But the Guam Daily Post said in an editorial that although the island's residents were used to North Korea's threats, the situation was more precarious today because "a feisty, not-so-cool-headed commander-in-chief lives in the White House now". (more...)
A new missile crisis is here, and Trump is no JFK A new missile crisis is here, and Trump is no JFK
- August 15, 2017

Pyongyang's news agency described the upcoming war games, the world's largest computerized or simulated drill, as an "exercise for a large-scale nuclear war ". In his first public appearance in about two weeks, Kim Jong Un inspected the command of the North's army on Monday, examining a plan to land four missiles near the U.S. (more...)
North Korea rhetoric remains sharp but shows signs of cooling
- August 15, 2017

Last week, North Korea threatened to launch a salvo of four missiles that would splash down in waters within 25 miles of the USA territory of Guam. The missile plans were previously announced, and Kim said North Korea would conduct the launches if the “Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity” and that the United States should “think reasonably and judge properly” to avoid shaming itself, the news agency said. (more...)
Trump says United States nuke arsenal 'stronger' than ever Trump says United States nuke arsenal 'stronger' than ever
- August 15, 2017

Mogherini called on North Korea "to refrain from any further provocative action that can only increase regional and global tensions". China shares a border with North Korea. "I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is equal to ours", he said. But it is also ready to use the " full range " of its military capabilities in case of provocation, he said. (more...)

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