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Trump Calls Boston Protesters 'Agitators,' Has Hard Time Typing 'Heal' Trump Calls Boston Protesters 'Agitators,' Has Hard Time Typing 'Heal'
- August 21, 2017

Tens of thousands of people came out to protest white supremacists in Boston on Saturday and Donald Trump rushed to Twitter to suggest they fomented violence against the police - hours after a spat of shootings left multiple police officers killed and wounded across the country. (more...)
Syria's Assad won't allow opponents to win politically Syria's Assad won't allow opponents to win politically
- August 21, 2017

The television station flashed that an explosive laden vehicle caused the blast in the Tashreen district of the city that lies in the mountainous heartland of President Bashar al Assad's minority Alawite sect. The United States and most European countries shut their Damascus embassies following a government crackdown on protesters in 2011. Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that his government will not allow the enemies and opponents of Syria to achieve in politics what they ... (more...)
Northeast floods cause Rs 80 crore loss to railways Northeast floods cause Rs 80 crore loss to railways
- August 21, 2017

A press release issued by the Chief Public Relations Officer, Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway , Pranav Jyoti Sharma said train services to the Northeast from the rest of the country have been stopped in view of the flood in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar. (more...)
Delhi: Sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewer at hospital; three others hospitalised Delhi: Sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewer at hospital; three others hospitalised
- August 21, 2017

In a similar incident just three weeks ago, four sanitation workers died of suffocation while cleaning a septic tank in south Delhi's Ghitorni area. Authorities, including Delhi Fire Service and Delhi Police (Central), confirmed that Rishi Pal died and the other three were undergoing treatment. (more...)
Barcelona attack: Australian schoolboy, 7, among the missing Barcelona attack: Australian schoolboy, 7, among the missing
- August 21, 2017

Julian's father Andrew Cadman landed in Barcelona on Saturday night (local time) to find his seven-year-old son. The official said one of the vans was used in the Barcelona attack, while another was found in Vic, 44 miles north of Barcelona on the road to Ripoll, where all the main attack suspects lived, and the third was found in Ripoll itself. (more...)
Trump Disbands Business Advisory Council as CEOs Flee Trump Disbands Business Advisory Council as CEOs Flee
- August 21, 2017

Bob Iger of Disney also left that group over the climate agreement. But the two councils had largely stayed intact. CEOs, starting with Merck's Kenneth Frazier, have been resigning since Saturday, when Trump blamed both sides for the weekend violence in Charlottesville , Va., between white supremacists and counterprotesters. (more...)
Julian Cadman , a British-Australian national, victim of attack in Spain Julian Cadman , a British-Australian national, victim of attack in Spain
- August 20, 2017

Julian Cadman's family in the United Kingdom had appealed for information after he apparently became separated from his mother when she was wounded in the attack in Las Ramblas last Thursday. Family and friends of Suria Intan , including Emi Intan, are met by consular officials at Barcelona airport on Saturday. Spanish authorities say DNA was used to identify Julian. (more...)
Family of missing boy say he was killed in Barcelona attack Family of missing boy say he was killed in Barcelona attack
- August 20, 2017

Ms Arriola said the woman, who was seriously injured, became separated from her child in the attack, and her British husband was heading to Barcelona to try to find his son. "Please share if you have family or friends in Barcelona ". "She was asking all the time about her little boy". "We are so anxious". "We put ourselves in the shoes of little Alessandro, who is about to start elementary school knowing his and his family's life will never be the same again. (more...)
Falwell Jr.: 'Thin-Skinned' Americans Unite - All Hate 'Is Pure Evil' Falwell Jr.: 'Thin-Skinned' Americans Unite - All Hate 'Is Pure Evil'
- August 20, 2017

Huckabee said during an interview on Fox New's "Sunday Morning Futures". "I just know that it's totally true what you just said, there's no good KKK, there's no good white supremacist". Jew versus gentile. It's pure evil versus good. Liberty University - a Christian school in Lynchburg, Va. - invited Trump to speak at its commence in May, where he lashed out against Washington and the media in front of the graduating class. (more...)
Dunford: US-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat Dunford: US-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat
- August 20, 2017

A Blue House spokesperson said Moon, speaking with his cabinet, insisted that the us stance was "not different" from South Korea's and that the North Korean nuclear issue "should be resolved in a peaceful way". "It would be a awful thing were a war to be conducted here on the peninsula, and that's why we're so focused on coming up with a peaceful way ahead", he said. (more...)
Qatar blocks planes from transporting hajj pilgrims Qatar blocks planes from transporting hajj pilgrims
- August 20, 2017

Qatari authorities welcomed Thursday Saudi Arabia's decision to facilitate the Hajj for Qatari nationals after Riyadh opened the frontier and announced sending of jets to Doha worldwide airport to fly out Qatari pilgrims at the Saudi monarch's expenses. (more...)
US, South Korea War Games Start Monday; Pyongyang Warns of 'Catastrophe'
- August 20, 2017

Named for South Korean general Ulchi Manduk, the exercise is nearly entirely composed of computer simulations that take place in bunkers and tents hidden from view. Trump said that North Korea "will be met with fire and fury" if Pyongyang does not reign in its " threats to the United States". The problem is that, even if Trump and Kim recognise the corner into which they have painted themselves, neither has the political space to backpedal on their threats without risking serious domestic ... (more...)
North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' on US
- August 20, 2017

North Korea's ballistic missile Hwasong-12. However, I worry about the increased rhetoric, threatened use of nuclear weapons, and the proliferation of such weapons in Japan and South Korea. Moon, who took office in May, announced on his 100th day in office that United States and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea . But that possibility worries some, who say it would send the wrong message to both North Korea and the South, where there are fears that the North's advancing ... (more...)
Police Arrest Man For Murder of Three Children in Clinton Police Arrest Man For Murder of Three Children in Clinton
- August 20, 2017

The Decree sisters are the daughters of the suspect's mother's cousin, according to police. The girls were found by the mother of one of the girls, who was returning home and police were called to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. Director of Media Relations Division Prince George's County Police Jennifer Donelan said homicide investigators and their entire command staff is at the scene. (more...)
Australian caught up in Barcelona, Paris, London attacks Australian caught up in Barcelona, Paris, London attacks
- August 20, 2017

At least 14 people have died in the attack in Barcelona , police said on Friday with 100 people injured. A truck ploughs into Bastille Day revellers in the southern French city of Nice, killing 86 people. The Australian saw "people banging on the windows and trying to get in the store" where she hid a few feet from the terrorists who slaughtered 13 people . (more...)
India is North Korea's second biggest trade partner after China India is North Korea's second biggest trade partner after China
- August 20, 2017

The U.S. stressed that using military force against North Korea is still an option on the table despite comments made by President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, who admitted there is no military solution to North Korea's nuclear threats. (more...)
Most Voters Want Confederate Statues To Remain Most Voters Want Confederate Statues To Remain
- August 20, 2017

The white nationalists who staged the rally were protesting the city's decision to remove a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee . In Charlottesville , few of them hoisted American flags. "On the surface, they were memorials to the Confederacy and their heroes", said Karen L. Cox, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. (more...)
Netanyahu Travels to Russian Federation to Meet Putin This Week in Sochi Netanyahu Travels to Russian Federation to Meet Putin This Week in Sochi
- August 20, 2017

The Kremlin has not yet commented on reports of Netanyahu's planned meeting with Putin. Netanyahu has called on Russian and U.S. leaders to contain Iranian presence in Syria in the framework of a possible cease-fire to end the eight-year-long civil war. (more...)
Duke University removes statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee Duke University removes statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee
- August 20, 2017

Democratic Governor Steve Bullock said the decision marked the removal of the last monument to the Confederacy in the northwest Rocky Mountains. Stuart and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Independents and Democrats, and the country overall, said they felt the President's description of blame in the events is inaccurate; Republicans said they felt it is accurate. (more...)
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers may shuffle his side for Kilmarnock clash Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers may shuffle his side for Kilmarnock clash
- August 20, 2017

Winger Jonny Hayes was ill earlier in the week and will be assessed but midfielder Tom Rogic, who came off with a head knock in the 5-0 Champions League play-off win over Astana on Wednesday night, is fit to play. There was a good offer on the table for him, he played the best football of his career in the last six months of the previous season and he has got himself into the global set-up. (more...)
Woman stuck in swimming pool uses Facebook to get rescued Woman stuck in swimming pool uses Facebook to get rescued
- August 20, 2017

Unfortunately, the ladder broke and she does have strength to pull herself out of the pool. With no other means to come out, a physically weak Kahn found herself stuck with no one around to help. Then they tried putting a chair in the water to help her climb out, but she said it didn't feel stable. Afterward, she informed her anxious neighbors that Tracie had arrived and she was 'OK'. (more...)
Bannon is right about North Korea Bannon is right about North Korea
- August 20, 2017

According to the official press, this is Dunford's first visit to China since he took office and he is also the highest-ranking official to arrive in Beijing after US President Donald Trump´s inauguration. The United States has expressed concern about what it calls unsafe intercepts of U.S. aircraft by the Chinese air force and a lack of transparency in military spending by China , which is in the midst of an ambitious military modernisation programme. (more...)
Trump takes to Twitter to defend Confederate statues
- August 20, 2017

The mother of the woman who was killed in Charlottesville , Virginia, has "no interest" in speaking with President Donald Trump . In the aftermath of a deadly auto attack Saturday - following clashes at a largely white nationalist rally protesting the University of Virginia's plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. (more...)
Tennessee Rep. Cohen to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump
- August 20, 2017

Cohen hopes enough candidates who support impeachment will be voted into Congress in 2018 to make it viable in 2019. "There are no good Klansmen", Cohen said in a statement. The rise in support for Trump's impeachment comes from Democrats - 72% of Democrats now say they think Trump should be removed from office, compared to just 58% in the last poll six months ago. (more...)
Trump's favorability rating falls in three key states he won in 2016 Trump's favorability rating falls in three key states he won in 2016
- August 20, 2017

Support for President Trump has dipped below 40 percent in a trio of key states - Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and MI - which propelled him to the White House in 2016. Many Republican voters attribute the Trump administration for the stable US economy. In Pennsylvania , it's 45 percent to 38 percent. But the president's standing is much lower when it comes to global affairs: Six in 10 voters in all three states believe the United States' role on the world stage has been weakened under Trump. (more...)
Spain's Guardia Civil: 65 People Injured in Catalonia Attacks Still in Hospitals
- August 20, 2017

Undated photo of La Rambla. They searched his flat for samples of DNA and fingerprints to verify whether he was killed at the bomb factory where the cell prepared a planned attack with butane gas bombs. They never talked about the imam. "They were good boys". "It's just an area that I just don't understand", said Dan. Gunfire ensued during which police killed the five attackers. (more...)
Tillerson reiterates Trump's North Korea stance as Bannon revelation casts doubt Tillerson reiterates Trump's North Korea stance as Bannon revelation casts doubt
- August 20, 2017

But fears of conflict remain as the US and South Korea next week begin military drills that the North views as preparation for invasion, and as Washington seeks to stop the North's progress toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental United States. (more...)
Why the US total solar eclipse is so special Why the US total solar eclipse is so special
- August 20, 2017

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the USA mainland was on February 26, 1979. Those interested in the phenomenon will not get another chance to see an eclipse until April 8, 2024. You can look indirectly with a pinhole projector that you can make yourself. "We are sold out across the country and we have 400-plus stores", she said. (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey Dissipates Saturday night, but could redevelop later this week Tropical Storm Harvey Dissipates Saturday night, but could redevelop later this week
- August 20, 2017

In the tropics Harvey has weakened to a tropical depression as it has run into some northerly shear cutting into the storm and breaking up the center of circulation. Conditions are expected to be unfavorable for this system to organized in the next couple of days, but they could become slightly more conducive by midweek when the system nears the northwestern Bahamas or Florida. (more...)
NAB summons Ishaq Dar again on Tuesday for probe into his assets NAB summons Ishaq Dar again on Tuesday for probe into his assets
- August 20, 2017

According to media reports, it is highly unlikely that Sharifs will appear before NAB. This is Nawaz Sharif's first visit to London after his disqualification as the prime minister by the Supreme Court after months of hearings Panama Papers cases against Sharif family . (more...)