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Boston Boston "Free Speech" Rally Ends After Counter-Protesters Take To Streets
- August 21, 2017

Organisers of Saturday's rally in Boston have denounced the white supremacist message and violence of Charlottesville and said their event would be peaceful. Opponents feared that white nationalists might show up in Boston anyway, and turned out in force, some dressed entirely in black with bandannas over their faces. (more...)
North Korea 'fails' South's Moon after 100 days
- August 21, 2017

The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States will have their first meeting in Washington on August 30, Seoul's defense ministry said in a report to lawmakers on Monday. US and South Korean officials have for months been expecting a sixth nuclear test. Dunford played down the US's military options , saying that being prepared against North Korea would be for when diplomatic and economic sanctions failed, the office of South Korea's president said. (more...)
McCain collides with merchant ship McCain collides with merchant ship
- August 21, 2017

Navy destroyer John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near the Strait of Malacca on Monday local time, leaving 10 crew members missing and five others injured, the Navy said. The McCain collision marks the fourth incident involving a US Navy warship based at Yokosuka this year. Seven sleeping closest to the hole drowned but 28 somehow made it out alive, even though the entire space was almost flooded within 30 to 60 seconds. (more...)
Woman charged with child abuse 'after driving drunk with child in backseat' Woman charged with child abuse 'after driving drunk with child in backseat'
- August 21, 2017

First, the deputy asks Lerma to follow his pen with her eyes, but she can't stand still and stumbles to the side. The mother tripped over herself and slurred her words during the field sobriety test. Newly released video shows the moment a Florida woman was arrested Thursday, after she was caught swerving and failed a breathalyzer test with an unbuckled child in the back of her auto. (more...)
JEE 2018 to be conducted online, says IIT Madras Director JEE 2018 to be conducted online, says IIT Madras Director
- August 21, 2017

This year, several candidates had raised objections over some questions in both the papers of JEE Advanced being incorrect. The decision to go digital, IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, will also prevent such errors. To take the JEE (Advanced), a candidate first has to clear JEE (Main). Asked if students, especially those from rural areas, would have adequate time to adapt to the changes being ushered in by IITs, another JAB member said, "Of course, we will try to help ... (more...)
Hot and humid for Sunday with a chance for storms Hot and humid for Sunday with a chance for storms
- August 21, 2017

Temperatures will reach close to 84 at the start of the eclipse and fall to around 80 by mid-eclipse, due to the lack of solar insulation. Latest models are hinting at a better chance for activity around the Pikes Peak Region this evening and the first part of tonight . (more...)
FIBA Asian Cup: Australia grabs title after defeating Iran 79-56 FIBA Asian Cup: Australia grabs title after defeating Iran 79-56
- August 21, 2017

Sydney Kings star Brad Newley saved his best game for the final with 18 points, majority in the first half when the game was there to be won, while Brisbane Bullets forward Daniel Kickert added 14 points and Adelaide 36ers star Mitch Creek capped off an outstanding campaign with 12 points, four rebounds and four assists. (more...)
Chinese general criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan Chinese general criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan
- August 21, 2017

In the late 1930s and early '40s we, the United States, were using sanctions and diplomacy on a country smaller than ours. Some senior figures, such as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, argue that the only way to solve the North Korea crisis is to work first with Beijing and go from there. (more...)
US, South Korean defence chiefs to meet this month - Pentagon US, South Korean defence chiefs to meet this month - Pentagon
- August 21, 2017

During an inspection of the North Korean army's Strategic Forces, which handles the missile programme, Mr Kim praised the military for drawing up a "close and careful plan" and said he would watch the "foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" a little more before deciding whether to order the missile test, state media said. (more...)
Actor, Texas native, stabbed to death in Brooklyn in front of wife Actor, Texas native, stabbed to death in Brooklyn in front of wife
- August 21, 2017

A memorial full of candles, flowers and posters is growing along Monitor Street where 42-year-old George Carroll was killed after returning home from a date night with his wife, Christina Carroll. They married in 2012 and moved to Greenpoint six months ago from Cypress Hills, which they considered too risky, Carlin reported. A "social butterfly", George Carroll was a devout Catholic and dedicated family man who was "gentle and friendly, but he was tough", his wife said. (more...)
Mother of woman killed at Charlottesville will not accept Donald Trump call Mother of woman killed at Charlottesville will not accept Donald Trump call
- August 21, 2017

Trump has "a history and a habit of minimizing groups of people", he said. Donald Trump needs to recognize the event that took place in Charlottesville as the first step to greater destruction and violence. "But unlike you and unlike - excuse me - unlike you and unlike the media, before I make a statement, I like to know the facts". "She will be long remembered by all!" "Indeed, with each passing day, it becomes clearer that the Republican Congress must declare whether it stands for ... (more...)
Taoiseach attends Montreal Pride Parade with Canadian Prime Minister Taoiseach attends Montreal Pride Parade with Canadian Prime Minister
- August 21, 2017

Since Trudeau had a sleep over here already, then it is only fair that Varadkar has one over there too, so at the minute Leo is living it up in Montreal. In Toronto, the Taoiseach will carry out a number of engagements focused on growing trade and tourism opportunities between Ireland and Canada. He also thanked Mr Varadkar for becoming the first world leader to march in a Canadian Pride parade. (more...)
Teen charged as adult after killing 2 sisters in Indiana Teen charged as adult after killing 2 sisters in Indiana
- August 21, 2017

They were killed on impact. Their mother Bridget Fullerton was walking into the room when the vehicle crashed through, Fox 59 reported. She is expected to make a full recovery. Christine Smith, Chief Deputy Prosecutor, believes the charges fit the crime, explaining that "When we looked at the case, we made the determination that adult court was the appropriate filing for it". (more...)
When Is the Next Total Solar Eclipse in the US? When Is the Next Total Solar Eclipse in the US?
- August 21, 2017

While many students and faculty plan to gather at the Bryant Student Center, some staff, including public information officer Alize Proisy, plan to travel to SC on Monday to get a better view of the solar eclipse. Park campgrounds are almost full with visitors planning to camp through eclipse day on Monday, the National Park Service reported. The larger the umbra , the longer the total eclipse for an observer. (more...)
Xcel Energy Says its Prepared for Monday's Solar Eclipse Xcel Energy Says its Prepared for Monday's Solar Eclipse
- August 21, 2017

Now you have all the tips needed to enjoy the solar eclipse next week! Luckily, NASA will be offering a live stream of the eclipse from beginning to end, which will include footage of the eclipse itself as well as question and answer sessions with scientists. (more...)
Man uses drone to smuggle methamphetamine from Mexico into California Man uses drone to smuggle methamphetamine from Mexico into California
- August 21, 2017

Jorge Edwin Rivera, 25, admitted using drones to smuggle drugs five or six times since March, typically delivering them to an accomplice at a nearby gas station in San Diego, according to border officials. An image provided by the US Border Patrol shows a 60cm high drone that an agent spotted swooping over the Mexican border fence on Aug 8, 2017 near a crossing not far from San Diego. (more...)
Rouhani: If US Continues Threats, Iran Could Jump-start Nuclear Program Rouhani: If US Continues Threats, Iran Could Jump-start Nuclear Program
- August 21, 2017

Iran has slammed the bans as a violation of the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russian Federation - plus Germany on July 14, 2015. (more...)
Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament
- August 21, 2017

Opposition Senate leader Penny Wong told Hanson: "It is one thing to wear religious dress as a honest act of faith; it is another to wear it as a stunt here in the Senate". The Queensland senator said her proposed ban was "not only for national security but for social cohesion". "When we go to vote the vote is taken on facial recognition so it shouldn't be (allowed) on the floor of parliament in the first place", Hanson said. (more...)
Top US military brass warns plans in place for N. Korea Top US military brass warns plans in place for N. Korea
- August 21, 2017

To refresh your memory, that rhetoric includes North Korea claiming it is devising a plan to strike near the US territory of Guam with four of its missiles, . Pyongyang says it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself from a possible invasion by the "imperialist enemy" - the United States. "I call upon the North Korean government: without global cooperation and co-existence economic development is impossible", he also said. (more...)
Nobody knows how many nuclear weapons North Korea has Nobody knows how many nuclear weapons North Korea has
- August 21, 2017

North Korea is stressing that its nuclear weapons development is NOT aimed at any country other than the United States. As North Korean propaganda dominates outsiders' perception of its citizens' lives, Thae, who was the country's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom before defecting previous year, provided a glimpse into a heavily policed but ultimately fragile system. (more...)
1 dead and 2 injured in UNC family housing community 1 dead and 2 injured in UNC family housing community
- August 21, 2017

Both parents were taken to a hospital for treatment and the suspect is undergoing medical treatment, according to UNC police. There is no ongoing threat to the university, the school said. Housing hosted a closed meeting for Baity residents today to discuss the incident and provide psychological support for those that needed it. No other information was released. (more...)
Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong
- August 21, 2017

A protester dressed as a judge and with a mask of Chinese President Xi Jinping stands outside the Court of Final Appeal after marching in Hong Kong on August 20, 2017, to protest the jailing of Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow (not pictured), the leaders of Hong Kong's so-called Umbrella movement, after their sentencing at the High Court on August 17. (more...)
South Korea's Moon says no military action without Seoul's consent
- August 21, 2017

He was elected in May after a decade of conservative rule that saw animosity deepen between the rival Koreas. His address was preceded by a heated war of words between the USA and North Korea with both sides constantly stepping up their threats . (more...)
Boston braced for protests, aims to avert violence at 'free speech' rally Boston braced for protests, aims to avert violence at 'free speech' rally
- August 21, 2017

Robert E. Lee from a city park. "We can not continue to ignore racism, ignore white supremacism, ignore neo-Nazis and pretend it's not a problem". A free speech rally attendee from Dorchester, Mass told reporters that people were unfairly making it seem like the rally was going to be "a white supremacist Klan rally". (more...)
Can't Be There? How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Online Can't Be There? How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Online
- August 21, 2017

If you look at the ground, spots of light showing between leaves should also show the crescent shape of the sun obscured by the moon. Totality will cross the USA from west to east, beginning at Lincoln Beach, Oregon, where totality will occur at 10:16 a.m. (more...)
Solar eclipse glasses in high demand in San Diego Solar eclipse glasses in high demand in San Diego
- August 21, 2017

Look through the other hole in the lid to see the eclipse action - during the eclipse you'll see the moon biting a chunk from the sun. The moon casts a shadow on our planet. "Even staring at the sun is risky, and sunglasses are no protection". "I can't stress that enough". The library will be decorating a pinhole projector to view the eclipse starting at 2 p.m . (more...)
US CENTCOM commander appreciates efforts, sacrifices of Pak Army US CENTCOM commander appreciates efforts, sacrifices of Pak Army
- August 21, 2017

Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday reiterated the desire to coordinate in counterterrorism operations, said the Foreign Office (FO). This was General Votel's third visit to Pakistan as commander. Afghan News Agency on Twitter , become a fan on Facebook . United States Central Command commander General Joseph Votel warned Pakistan not to let its soil used for carrying out terror activities against neighbouring countries. (more...)
'No interest' in speaking with Trump, Charlottesville victim's mother says 'No interest' in speaking with Trump, Charlottesville victim's mother says
- August 21, 2017

Be tough and strong. "People who protest while chanting Nazi slogans are not 'very fine people , '" Burk wrote in an article posted on his Facebook page. "So Trump's staff isn't upset he's a racist". He said it would have cost $32,000 to remove the sculptures and cited appraisals by three independent appraisers that found them to be "without artistic merit" and worth less than $9,000. (more...)
Trump blasts Republican senator on 'moral equivalency' after Virginia attack Trump blasts Republican senator on 'moral equivalency' after Virginia attack
- August 21, 2017

From a Missouri State senator who declared , "I hope Trump is assassinated!" to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's call for Congress to censure the president over his remarks, the left has shredded Trump for what he has said - and even what he has not. (more...)
Trump Calls Removal Of Confederate Statues 'Sad' & 'Foolish' Trump Calls Removal Of Confederate Statues 'Sad' & 'Foolish'
- August 21, 2017

The poll , however, was conducted in part before Trump's impromptu news conference on Tuesday. It was downright ugly. "Thank you all!" Trump tweeted from NY. It looks more and more like the White Nationalist House. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday touted a campaign to formally censure President Trump following his controversial response to the violence that resulted from a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. (more...)

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