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Philippine drug war sees 'bloodiest night' of deaths Philippine drug war sees 'bloodiest night' of deaths
- August 16, 2017

The President said he would also welcome the new set of drug personalities who will be killed in the next anti-drug operation, in a bid to reduce the number of individuals involved in illicit drugs. Duterte won a landslide victory in presidential elections a year ago after promising an unprecedented war on drugs in which tens of thousands of people would be killed. (more...)
North Korea cancels missile strike near United States island of Guam
- August 16, 2017

He added: "If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they hit the United States". North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles near Guam but hinted that he would hold off on the launch, Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday. (more...)
Zambian opposition leader leaves prison as treason charges dropped Zambian opposition leader leaves prison as treason charges dropped
- August 16, 2017

Hichilema, an economist and businessman widely known by his initials HH, mounted an unsuccessful legal challenge claiming the poll was rigged. Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and five other party members walked free from court on Wednesday after prosecutors dropped treason charges against them. (more...)
'Guam Safer after Kim Jong-un's Remarks' 'Guam Safer after Kim Jong-un's Remarks'
- August 16, 2017

The U.S. military began rotating bombers - the B-2 stealth bomber as well as the B-1 and B-52 - to Andersen in 2004. Its state-run news agency reported that North Korea's army "will complete its plan to hit Guam before mid-August". Tension on the Korean peninsula had eased slightly earlier on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving North Korea's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully. (more...)
Guam chief glad Trump 'locked and loaded' for North Korea Guam chief glad Trump 'locked and loaded' for North Korea
- August 16, 2017

Last week President Donald Trump declared the US military "locked and loaded" and said he was ready to unleash " fire and fury " if North Korea continued to threaten the United States. Such an act against the USA territory could lead to a war neither country wants, he added. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters traveling with him that he aims to "sense what the temperature is in the region". (more...)
2 dead in Charlottesville helicopter crash
- August 16, 2017

Berke was devoted to our entire family as part of our Executive Protective Unit team for the past three years. Hundreds of white supremacists clashed with counter demonstrators as a auto rammed into the crowd and a police helicopter crashed, killing at least three people and injuring 19 others in the U.S. (more...)
Car Ramming, Helicopter Crash Claim 3 Lives At US Far-Right Rally Car Ramming, Helicopter Crash Claim 3 Lives At US Far-Right Rally
- August 16, 2017

Authorities did not say how the crash was linked to the violence in Charlottesville , through it appeared state police were onboard, as Trump tweeted his "deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today". (more...)
White nationalist clashes linked to helicopter deaths in VA, officials say White nationalist clashes linked to helicopter deaths in VA, officials say
- August 16, 2017

One person was killed and 19 were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd on a Downtown Mall cross-street. One person was killed and at least two dozen were hurt. On Friday, at the stroke of midnight, hundreds of "Unite The Right" participants descended on Charlottesville , Virginia, in what is said to be their largest demonstration in decades. (more...)
China regains spot as largest foreign United States creditor China regains spot as largest foreign United States creditor
- August 16, 2017

The dollar bought 6.68 yuan on Tuesday, compared with 6.90 yuan back in May. China's central bank announced that the country's foreign exchange reserves increased to 3.08 trillion USA dollars in the month of July. While there was speculation in recent years that China would use its massive Treasuries holdings to exert pressure on the United States, there has been little indication of that happening, even amid rising tensions between the two countries on issues ranging from trade to North ... (more...)
Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh
- August 16, 2017

Personnel from both sides received minor injuries in the ensuing stone-pelting and the situation was brought under control after the customary banner drill under which both sides hold banners before stepping back to their respective positions. (more...)
US says it is still open to talks with North Korea US says it is still open to talks with North Korea
- August 16, 2017

He cautioned against portraying his words as a virtual declaration of war. North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the US military hub in the Pacific. (more...)
Trump discusses North Korea with France's Macron Trump discusses North Korea with France's Macron
- August 16, 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday again delivered a bold warning to North Korea, tweeting that the US military is "locked and loaded" if the isolated rogue nation acts "unwisely", escalating an exchange of threats between the nuclear-armed nations. (more...)
Belgians defy egg scare with giant omelette Belgians defy egg scare with giant omelette
- August 16, 2017

Later on the same day, seven Belgian hatcheries were shut down after they were found to have eggs contaminated with fipronil, according to regulator AFSCA. "We were hit full-on by the tainted eggs scare", Rene Bourguignon said as he waited to prepare the omelette. "People have confidence in us". Jean-Pierre Gilles , the grand master of the World Giant Omelette Brotherhood, said, "Of course, the public may have had doubts and we did fear that a little. (more...)
Flight MH370 Main Debris Located? Missing Plane's Resting Point Possibly Found Flight MH370 Main Debris Located? Missing Plane's Resting Point Possibly Found
- August 16, 2017

The satellite images taken by French authorities on March 23, 2014, just two weeks after the disappearance of MH370, and released by Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on Wednesday, show a number of "probably man-made" objects in the southern Indian Ocean. (more...)
Spy satellites spot North Korea moving mobile missile launcher amid Guam threat Spy satellites spot North Korea moving mobile missile launcher amid Guam threat
- August 16, 2017

The United States and South Korea remain technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. This comes just days after President Trump said the USA was " locked and loaded " for anything Pyongyang had to dish out. The Korean Peninsula has been locked in a cycle of military tensions since the 1950-1953 Korean War, which ended in an armistice. (more...)
2 sisters in Charlottesville sue far-right leaders over vehicle attack 2 sisters in Charlottesville sue far-right leaders over vehicle attack
- August 16, 2017

The collision caused the Washingtons' vehicle to propel forward and hit other people, many of whom were protesting the "Unite the Right" rally, which drew hundreds of people associated with the white nationalist "alt-right" to the city. They did not participate in the rally or counter protest, the suit says. The lawsuit names Fields, "Unite the Right" rally organizer Jason Kessler and about two dozen alt-right leaders and organizations as defendants. (more...)
See Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Slap Box in 'The Meyerowitz Stories' Trailer See Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Slap Box in 'The Meyerowitz Stories' Trailer
- August 16, 2017

It was also inadvertently controversial in France as it represented one of two official entries accepted by the Festival from Netflix , something that didn't go down well with French exhibitors who don't approve of the day and date Netflix distribution model. (more...)
McCain Invokes Charlottesville Attack In Defense Of McMaster Against Alt-Right McCain Invokes Charlottesville Attack In Defense Of McMaster Against Alt-Right
- August 16, 2017

The Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns created to first undermine, then de legitimize and ultimately remove the President. The ZOA's sustained campaign against McMaster comes amid a barrage of criticism of McMaster from Trump's far-right supporters. In recent weeks, Breitbart has run stories about McMaster that have accused him of being hostile to Israel and in cahoots with Democrats. (more...)
PM Slams Decision of Melbourne Council To Scrap Australia Day PM Slams Decision of Melbourne Council To Scrap Australia Day
- August 16, 2017

AFP/Getty Images Malcolm Turnbull says the move is a "repudiation of the values (Australia Day) celebrates". Amanda Stone, Mayor of Yarra, contested there was any such breach of the code in their decision. Opposition leader Bill Shorten was also against the move, saying that reconciliation was "more about changing hearts and minds" than moving a public holiday. (more...)
NASA announces plans to televise solar eclipse NASA announces plans to televise solar eclipse
- August 16, 2017

By then, rumors had begun to surface about counterfeit glasses, but ours were clearly labeled and sold as CE and ISO 12312-2 certified for safe viewing. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens or other optics. So you'll want to wear protective glasses. (more...)
Obama's tweet on violence in Charlottesville most liked post in Twitter history Obama's tweet on violence in Charlottesville most liked post in Twitter history
- August 16, 2017

With over 2.8 million "likes, ' Mr Obama's tweet is the most 'liked" tweet on the microblogging platform. "People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love ", a tweet read. "It is also now the 5th most Retweeted Tweet ever", the company statement said. It has also been retweeted 1.1 million times. The post surpassed a May 22 tweet from Ariana Grande after a terrorist attack that day killed 22 people at the end of her concert in Manchester . (more...)
Transocean Ltd (Switzerland) (NYSE:RIG) Trading Volume Significantly Higher Transocean Ltd (Switzerland) (NYSE:RIG) Trading Volume Significantly Higher
- August 16, 2017

Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $-0.17 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $-0.97. Several research analysts have commented on RIG shares. The legal version of this piece can be accessed at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/tudor-investment-corp-et-al-takes-position-in-transocean-ltd-nyserig-updated-updated/1297836.html. (more...)
Barack Obama makes Twitter history Barack Obama makes Twitter history
- August 16, 2017

Each has had more than a million likes, and hundreds of thousands of retweets. The tweet, the first in a series of three, quoted Nelson Mandela and was accompanied by a picture of Mr Obama smiling with a group of children from different racial backgrounds. (more...)
US Sen. Ron Johnson Wonders if Illinois Should Offer Incentives to Foxconn US Sen. Ron Johnson Wonders if Illinois Should Offer Incentives to Foxconn
- August 16, 2017

Christine Sinicki, D-Milwaukee. Despite the Democratic opposition, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said last week he expected the bill to pass with bipartisan support. Foxconn and other future businesses in the planned "Wisconn Valley" area would be exempted from certain environmental regulations dealing with wetlands Lake Michigan, according to Rep. (more...)
Kim Jong Un aims for reunification, splitting United States and allies
- August 16, 2017

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford revealed America's strategic intentions regarding North Korea in an hour-long meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to the office of the South Korea , Reuters reports . (more...)
Kim Jong Un aims for reunification, splitting United States and allies
- August 16, 2017

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford revealed America's strategic intentions regarding North Korea in an hour-long meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to the office of the South Korea , Reuters reports . (more...)
Kamal Haasan guns for TN CM's scalp, calls for freedom from corruption Kamal Haasan guns for TN CM's scalp, calls for freedom from corruption
- August 16, 2017

If one state's CM should resign for a mishap & corruption under his govt. How come no party calls for resignation in Tamil Nadu. Enough crimes done." He further said "My aim is a better Tamil Nadu. "I never replied to it nor discussed with anyone else about it. Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) never asked about it", he said. Haasan, who in the past has had run-ins with J Jayalalithaa when she was chief minister over the naming of one of his films and the release of the multilingual blockbuster ... (more...)
President Donald Trump on Steve Bannon's future: 'We'll see' President Donald Trump on Steve Bannon's future: 'We'll see'
- August 16, 2017

Bannon", Trump said at an impromptu Tuesday news conference where he fielded questions about his confidence in his adviser. Donald Trump has been very trigger happy since taking over the White House when it comes to firing his staff, and one name in recent weeks has repeatedly emerged as the next person to hear those famous words: "You're fired". (more...)
US National Security Adviser Says 'No War with N.Korea Imminent'
- August 16, 2017

He said a resolution of the dispute through military force was "completely unacceptable". Officials are still expecting a strong August, Muna said. Pompeo was asked about the warning given by the US President Donald Trump to North Korea if they attacked Guam, an American territory in the Pacific. (more...)
Nigeria bombing kills 30, injures 80 in Borno state Nigeria bombing kills 30, injures 80 in Borno state
- August 16, 2017

They then went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict and simultaneously detonated their explosives. The report said no death was recorded in the second attack but many were said to have sustained injuries. At least 27 people were killed and some 83 were injured. But this year has seen a surge in attacks, including an audacious assault on an oil exploration team that killed 69 people in Borno in July, raising fears that Boko Haram is regaining strength. (more...)

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