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US joint military drills with South Korea to go ahead US joint military drills with South Korea to go ahead
- August 19, 2017

Arriving in Tokyo on Thursday, the new USA ambassador to Japan, William Hagerty, said America's ability to defend itself and its allies against North Korea was "beyond question". "The United States and the president Trump have also said that, regardless of the option they choose in regards to North Korea, a decision would be taken only after consultation with the Republic of Korea and obtained his agreement", added Mr Moon. (more...)
Xcel Energy says solar eclipse won't affect operations Xcel Energy says solar eclipse won't affect operations
- August 19, 2017

A megawatt is enough electricity to power about 1,000 homes. As more solar energy continues to be added to the grid, storage would play an important role in mitigating the intermittency of solar , which is now not capable of meeting energy demand around the clock. (more...)
Public eclipse viewing events abound Public eclipse viewing events abound
- August 19, 2017

He said, weather permitting, the library is planning an eclipse viewing party on the west side of the library at 401 College St. The Marshall Library will continue to exchange eclipse glasses until noon on Saturday. Glasses must have the proper ISO code 12312-2 (sometimes written as ISO 12312-2:2015) to be legitimate to use for the eclipse. "At Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center, on 37 Main Street in Cerrillos, NM, solar eclipse glasses, meeting worldwide safety standards, will be ... (more...)
Tom Brady meets young Patriots fan undergoing chemotherapy Tom Brady meets young Patriots fan undergoing chemotherapy
- August 19, 2017

Ageless Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - two weeks past his 40th birthday - continues to swim laps in the fountain of youth. With the second preseason game nearly here, recent Patriots rumors have been about whether or not we will see the starters against the Houston Texans . (more...)
Panthers look for offensive rhythm without Cam Newton versus Titans Panthers look for offensive rhythm without Cam Newton versus Titans
- August 19, 2017

Newton (shoulder) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans, ESPN's David Newton reports. The Panthers are unconcerned about Newton getting playing time during the preseason, with the goal to have him healthy and ready to go for the September 10 season opener. (more...)
Lebanese army launches anti-terror operation near Syrian border Lebanese army launches anti-terror operation near Syrian border
- August 19, 2017

The Lebanese Hezbollah group and the Syrian army announced a simultaneous offensive to clear IS militants from the Syrian side of the border, in the western Qalamoun mountain range. The campaign will involve co-operation between the two sides - although Lebanese authorities insist they are not co-ordinating with Syrian president Bashar Al Assad's government. (more...)
US General Says Trump Has Final Say on Unilateral Korea Strike US General Says Trump Has Final Say on Unilateral Korea Strike
- August 19, 2017

His comments are made in an effort to calm fears amid the North's recent warnings that it will launch missiles into the waters surrounding the USA territory of Guam. Trump tweeted on Wednesday. But Moon in the Tuesday speech said pressure on Pyongyang is meant to bring the nation to the table for discussions. He also commented that "the U.S. (more...)
E-toll lane on all national highways from September 1 E-toll lane on all national highways from September 1
- August 19, 2017

The mobile apps which have been launched today will ease the cumbersome process by making it possible for us to buy or recharge FASTags with just a single click. This move is aimed to reduce congestion at toll gates on national highways. "FASTag Partner" is for banks and agencies selling the tag. In addition to this, the App can also be used to activate the RFID tags that came built in with around 74 lakh cars in the country following the 2013 Gazette Notification in this regard. (more...)
Akshay Kumar : It takes time for people to get into social mood! Akshay Kumar : It takes time for people to get into social mood!
- August 19, 2017

Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar starrer film, Toilet:Ek Prem Katha is maintaining a steady pace at the Box Office. Inspired by PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean Indian Campaign), it has gone tax-free in several states. "Good morning and I guess here is the first scene of Toilet Ek Prem Katha part 2", Twinkle captioned her post with the hashtag '#WhenYourWalkGoesDownTheToilet'. (more...)
US Not Intending to Remain in Syria After Defeating Daesh US Not Intending to Remain in Syria After Defeating Daesh
- August 19, 2017

According to the United Nations, 25,000 civilians are trapped inside Raqqa , the extremist group's de facto Syrian capital. "Our mission.is to defeat ISIS [Daesh] in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and to set conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability", Dillon said, without elaborating. (more...)
Spanish attack started with botched blast Spanish attack started with botched blast
- August 19, 2017

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences to Spain's King Felipe on Thursday following the attacks which he said "showed the brutal face of terrorism once again". Local media said that Spanish police had now centered their manhunt on Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan, as the potential driver in Barcelona . (more...)
How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials
- August 19, 2017

For now, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is right in allaying fears over the possible effects on the country of Pyongyang's plan to direct is four Hwasong-12 missiles at Guam, which is located some 2,414 kilometers from Manila. Catherine Dill, senior research associate at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, echoed Albright's point. In 2002, the George W Bush administration revealed that North Korea had admitted to operating a secret nuclear ... (more...)
Trump ramps up Guam assurances over North Korea threat Trump ramps up Guam assurances over North Korea threat
- August 19, 2017

Trump has urged China to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program, which North Korea says is nearing the capability of targeting the United States. It is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) southeast of North Korea , much closer than it is to any of the United States. The Washingtonton Post did write that the source of this information was probably close to the official policy as, "The Global Times newspaper is not an official mouthpiece of the Communist Party, but in this ... (more...)
Eight people stabbed in Siberian city of Surgut Eight people stabbed in Siberian city of Surgut
- August 19, 2017

The TASS news agency, quoting local police, said the attacker could had been suffering from mental illness. The perpetrator was then shot dead by a police patrol after receiving reports of the incident in the Siberian city, it is believed. (more...)
After a day of speculations, AIADMK merger fails to come through After a day of speculations, AIADMK merger fails to come through
- August 19, 2017

Jayalalithaa . Speculation swirled about the merger after ministers Velumani and Thangamani called on former chief minister Panneerselvam, popularly known as OPS, who ruled the state till February after Jayalalithaa's death. He was speaking to reporters after meeting party leader Sasikala at the Parappana Agrahara central jail on Friday. There were also reports of hard bargaining on party and cabinet posts by Palaniswami-led AIADMK (Amma) faction and the OPS group. (more...)
Pilot, passenger killed in helicopter crash near white supremacist rally in Virginia Pilot, passenger killed in helicopter crash near white supremacist rally in Virginia
- August 19, 2017

NTSB officials, who released new details of the Charlottesville crash on Monday, said they did not disclose the previous incident because it was not clear if there was any connection between it and the weekend crash. They had been monitoring the rally from above and were returning to base when their helicopter crashed. The Bell 407 helicopter was assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville. (more...)
Church calendar for Saturday, Aug. 19 Church calendar for Saturday, Aug. 19
- August 19, 2017

Prayer is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Bible study is 7:30 p.m. Prayer at Healing Rain Prayer Center is 7 p.m. Thursday in Raleigh. Whispering Pines Chapel: 60 Whispering Chapel Lane, behind Berry Creek Post Office: 11 a.m. contemporary with Praise Team and 11 a.m. traditional with Summer Music Series. Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. and worship service is at 10:15 a.m. Information: 219-938-4106. (more...)
Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response
- August 19, 2017

But Republican voters don't seem too upset. Still, a majority of Americans - 55 percent - did not like Trump's post-attack reactions. According to a new CBS poll , 67 percent of Republicans approve of the way Trump handled the Charlottesville aftermath, while 82 percent of Democrats disapproved. (more...)
What to Know About Guam, the US Territory Targeted by North Korea What to Know About Guam, the US Territory Targeted by North Korea
- August 19, 2017

Col. Daniel Diehl, said in the statement. The exchange followed a United Nations resolution tightening sanctions on North Korea after it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles created to carry nuclear warheads to the United States . (more...)
Guam is telling its citizens how to survive a nuclear attack Guam is telling its citizens how to survive a nuclear attack
- August 19, 2017

Ahead of Trump's latest comments, North Korean officials said the U.S. "would suffer a shameful defeat and final doom" if it "persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure", according to a statement on KCNA. He said war would be "catastrophic" and that diplomacy was gaining results. In an interview with CBS News during the presidential campaign, Trump said he could "get China to make [Kim Jong Un] disappear in one form or another very quickly". (more...)
U.S. military prepares for North Korea's development capability: Dunford U.S. military prepares for North Korea's development capability: Dunford
- August 19, 2017

It accused the United States of mobilising a huge number of weapons and troops for annual military drills with South Korea that begin later this month. "It's a firm agreement between South Korea and the United States". Mr Moon wants to engage with the North, but his efforts have so far been met with a string of threats and missile tests as Pyongyang works to build nuclear-armed missiles that can reach the United States mainland. (more...)
Dunford on North Korea: 'Get Out of This Situation Without a War' Dunford on North Korea: 'Get Out of This Situation Without a War'
- August 19, 2017

The latest tests led US President Donald Trump to warn of "fire and fury like the world has never seen". The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The North on Monday said any war could "only be turned into a nuclear war". He urged the North to halt its efforts to develop a nuclear-tipped weapon that could reach the USA mainland. (more...)
Trump criticised after failing to condemn white supremacy groups Trump criticised after failing to condemn white supremacy groups
- August 19, 2017

Three people were killed. Fields has been charged with murder following the attack, while the US Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation. A man places flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Charlottesville attack where a vehicle plowed into a crowd of demonstrators opposing a white supremacist rally on August 12, 2017. (more...)
Moon: US pres will seek consent to attack North Moon: US pres will seek consent to attack North
- August 19, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a press conference at Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) in Seoul , South Korea, on Thursday, to mark the 100th day since his inauguration in early May. The US and South Korea are due to start military games on Monday August 21, which is considered the next potential flashpoint in the dispute. "My advice to our leadership is that we not dial back our exercises", he said. (more...)
12-Year-Old Killed After Texting Mom That Someone Was Knocking on the Door 12-Year-Old Killed After Texting Mom That Someone Was Knocking on the Door
- August 19, 2017

Yhoana was found dead by her family at 6:45 p.m. Detectives continue to interview her friends and classmates "to determine if they have any information that could help further the investigation". Anyone with info surrounding Yhoana's death is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. For the sake of the girl's grieving family, we sincerely hope police can find some closure and justice for Yhoana swiftly. (more...)
South Korea's Moon : No war on Korean Peninsula South Korea's Moon : No war on Korean Peninsula
- August 19, 2017

SEOUL | The south Korean president Moon Jae-In has assured Thursday that there would be no war on the peninsula since Seoul has a veto, de facto, on any military action that could decide Washington in response to the nuclear ambitions of Pyongyang. (more...)
Can South Korea save the day? Can South Korea save the day?
- August 19, 2017

That notion might have seemed fanciful up to the last United States presidential election. In this August 14 photo distributed August 15 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talks with military commanders during his visit to Korean People's Army's Strategic Forces in North Korea . (more...)
South Korea's Moon: There Will Be No War On Korean Peninsula South Korea's Moon: There Will Be No War On Korean Peninsula
- August 19, 2017

Still, the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning, even before I leave my bed, is to check the North Korean news agency to see if it has made another bombastic announcement - like the one in which the North recently threatened to launch ballistic missiles around Guam in an "enveloping fire". (more...)
As North Korea plans missile launch, US, S. Korea ready war games As North Korea plans missile launch, US, S. Korea ready war games
- August 19, 2017

The small Pacific island is a USA territory about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) south east of the Korean peninsula. Trump additionally responded Friday to reports that a USA official has been involved in back-channel diplomatic efforts with North Korea lasting several months. (more...)
Samurai sword attack at Taipei's Presidential Office Samurai sword attack at Taipei's Presidential Office
- August 19, 2017

The suspect, identified as 51-year-old unemployed man Lu Chun-yi, was arrested by Taiwanese authorities. The weapon fell into the hands of the Chinese Nationalist (Kuomintang) government after being obtained by a Chinese army officer took it along with other weapons given by Japanese troops after as part of the terms of surrender that ended the Second World War. (more...)

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