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As NKorea vows response, United States dismisses calls to pause drills As NKorea vows response, United States dismisses calls to pause drills
- August 23, 2017

North Korea , however, sees them as practice for an eventual invasion. This year, 17,500 members of the US military and almost 50,000 servicemembers from the South Korean military are taking part. "I want to warn North Korea to do no more unsafe gambling", Moon said. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, says the allies should continue the war games until they "have reason not to". (more...)
Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Derry Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Derry
- August 23, 2017

Several people in Londonderry and the North West also had to be evacuated from their homes. The police force also reports of the collapse of Ballynamee Bridge in Claudy, Co. These included people rescued from cars caught in sudden floods. A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesman said: "Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service are continuing to deal with a large number of flood related incidents across the province as a result of localised heavy rainfall". (more...)
Sarah Sanders: 'No action' on Arpaio pardon Tuesday Sarah Sanders: 'No action' on Arpaio pardon Tuesday
- August 23, 2017

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), facing a tough re-election fight in which the president is saying nice things about a primary challenger, is not easing up on his criticism of the administration's trade moves. Comey, Flake said the president lacked "acceptable rationale" for the dismissal. "Chemtrail Kelli wasted your tax dollars for a town hall on chemtrail conspiracy theories", the narrator says in the ad. (more...)
USA secondary sanctions "will not help" resolve N. Korea issue: Chinese MFA
- August 23, 2017

Other targets include those helping North Korean entities gain access to US and worldwide financial systems. " It is unacceptable for individuals and companies in China, Russia, and elsewhere to enable North Korea to generate income used to develop weapons of mass destruction and destabilize the region ". (more...)
A Major Returning Character Has Been Spotted On The 'Avengers 4' Set A Major Returning Character Has Been Spotted On The 'Avengers 4' Set
- August 23, 2017

Downey Jr. also confirmed Paltrow's return by sharing on his Instagram account a picture of him with his on-screen love interest as well as Favreau, who plays Tony's chauffeur and personal assistant Happy Hogan, on the set. The photo doesn't reveal Pepper's role in the story, and we still don't know how the fourth Avengers film will be connected to Avengers: Infinity War . (more...)
No terror safe havens in Pakistan, says envoy to US
- August 23, 2017

Ambassador Hale said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was looking forward to meeting Pakistani Foreign Minister soon for an in-depth discussion on the bilateral relationship as well as the new U.S. Taking note of the investments made by more than 80 Japanese companies, the minister invited more companies to avail the investment friendly opportunities in Pakistan in the backdrop of improved security atmosphere in the country, and reforms by the government in policies relating to the ease of ... (more...)
Donald Trump ignored warnings and looked directly at the solar eclipse Donald Trump ignored warnings and looked directly at the solar eclipse
- August 23, 2017

Asked about the view, Trump gave a thumbs up. The moon covered 81% of the sun at the eclipse's peak in Washington. Business Insider's Kevin Loria reported that without protective glasses, ultraviolet light from the sun can penetrate the human retina, causing a condition that eye doctors call solar retinopathy . (more...)
Death toll in terrorist attacks in Catalonia grows to 15 Death toll in terrorist attacks in Catalonia grows to 15
- August 23, 2017

The victim was identified as Pau Perez, a Spaniard from Vilafranca del Penedes, some 65 kilometres (40 miles) from Barcelona. Members of the Muslim community gathered at the Plaza de Catalunya - just yards from where a van ploughed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas - with men and women crying as others held up large banners condemning the violence last Thursday. (more...)
Five Killed in Attack in Southern Afghanistan Five Killed in Attack in Southern Afghanistan
- August 23, 2017

A Taliban suicide auto bomber targeted a military convoy in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, a provincial official said. "The auto bomb targeted a number of army vehicles parked in the parking lot. We have reports of some casualties to army soldiers", Salam Afghan, a police spokesman, told AFP. (more...)
2 suspects in Spain attacks held without bail 2 suspects in Spain attacks held without bail
- August 23, 2017

At least two of the defendants, through their families and friends in Ripoll , have said they were unwitting participants - that they simply rented vans one thought was for moving or sold airline tickets and transferred money. His flatmate told newspaper La Vanguardia that Mr es Satty left his home on Tuesday because he was going to Morocco. Head of Catalonia's police, Josep Lluis Trapero, said earlier that the explosion had forced terrorists to scrap their original plan. (more...)
Factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue Factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue
- August 23, 2017

Chauhan said dogs and birds had turned blue after swimming in the contaminated water. After activists first disseminated images of the azure animals and filed a complaint earlier this month, the state pollution control board got involved, with investigators now finding that Ducol Organics has been releasing blue dye into the air and the Kasadi river in Taloja, the Hindustan Times reports. (more...)
US Sanctions on Chinese and Russian Firms Over North Korea US Sanctions on Chinese and Russian Firms Over North Korea
- August 23, 2017

The list includes six Chinese companies, a Russian company, and four Russian individuals, as well as a construction company based in Africa and two Singapore-based companies that allegedly sell oil to North Korea. In June, the USA blacklisted a bank, shipping firm and two individuals from China. The sanctions aim to block any financial assets the companies and individuals might have, for example, with USA banks, and forbid Americans from conducting transactions with them. (more...)
Empty New Jersey Transit Train Derails Inside New York Penn Station Empty New Jersey Transit Train Derails Inside New York Penn Station
- August 23, 2017

Commuters experienced delays of up to 20 minutes as the train was being cleared. Get real-time transit updates here . Steven Young, deputy general manager for the NY Division of Amtrak, talks about the progress of track fix at Penn Station and the need for the Gateway Tunnel. (more...)
Alabama lands five on Associated Press Preseason All-America Team Alabama lands five on Associated Press Preseason All-America Team
- August 23, 2017

The Tigers will face three of those teams this season - LSU on October 14, Georgia on November 11 and Alabama on November 25 - as well as defending national champion and No. Eight SEC teams received votes from the panel, but Arkansas was not one of them . And they've been there before - three times in the last five years. (more...)
1 in 10 Americans Say Neo-Nazi Views Are 'Acceptable'
- August 23, 2017

Christie said there's not a moral equivalency between white supremacists and the people protesting them. Trump came under fire for arguing that there was "blame on both sides" and that there were " very fine people on both sides". Some of these leaders also claimed to be wearing the mantle of President Donald Trump , a claim he has not denied. In July, his approval rating sat at 36 per cent and disapproval at 58 per cent - the lowest approval on record of any president at six months. (more...)
Declared! Bihar Board 10th result, BSEB compartmental result 2017 Declared! Bihar Board 10th result, BSEB compartmental result 2017
- August 23, 2017

The main BSEB Class 10 result showed that 49.68% candidates out of 861,000 who appeared failed the exam despite being given a grace mark of eight. The BSEB Bihar Board matric results on June 22, with a marginal improvement of 3% over past year nearly half of the students who have appeared in the class 10 board exams failed. (more...)
By-election for two constituencies is under way in Goa By-election for two constituencies is under way in Goa
- August 23, 2017

Voting began this morning for the Bawana Assembly constituency by-election in Delhi, in which the BJP, the AAP and the Congress are locked in a triangular contest. In Valpoi, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who quit the Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party after the state elections, is contesting against Roy Naik, son of Congress MLA Ravi Naik. (more...)
Train accidents: Suresh Prabhu 'offers to resign', PM asks him 'to wait' Train accidents: Suresh Prabhu 'offers to resign', PM asks him 'to wait'
- August 23, 2017

However, he was told to wait by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . "Hon'ble PM has asked me to wait". "I am extremely pained by the unfortunate accidents, injuring passengers and loss of precious lives", Prabhu said. Early on Wednesday, the Kaifiyat Express derailed after it hit a dumper truck stuck on the tracks in Uttar Pradesh. The Railways are probing whether the accident happened due to ongoing work on the railway line. (more...)
U.S. to withhold $290 million in aid to Egypt U.S. to withhold $290 million in aid to Egypt
- August 23, 2017

Reports later confirmed that a Wednesday meeting between Kushner and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi would go ahead as planned. Human rights groups have complained that the recent law in Egypt blocks their work and serves as a tool for cracking down on dissidents. (more...)
'Many sides' missing as Trump recounts Charlottesville comment 'Many sides' missing as Trump recounts Charlottesville comment
- August 23, 2017

He expressed his concerns about the timing and location of Trump's rally in a column for the Washington Post , and told a meeting of ASU Young Democrats that "now ain't the right time " for the rally. Waiting outside to get into the venue, Tempe resident Fran, who also declined to give her last name, said she was there to hear what Trump had to say in person because she does not trust the media to report it fairly. (more...)
Cabinet Okays Merging Of Some State-Run Banks Cabinet Okays Merging Of Some State-Run Banks
- August 23, 2017

The government aims to create strong and competitive banks in public sector space to meet the credit needs of the growing economy, absorb shocks and have the capacity to raise resources without depending on the state exchequer, he said. The Cabinet nod has cleared the way for government's ambitious plan of consolidating PSUs to help them gain efficiency and scale. The United Forum of Bank Unions, which includes nine bank associations, had called for the strike, believing that merging public ... (more...)
Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters
- August 23, 2017

Protesters also chanted " Donald Trump has got to go" and "this is what democracy looks like". But he fell short of the next three words in the statement - "on many sides" - for which he was accused of equating counter-protesters with neo-Nazis and white supremacists. (more...)
Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program
- August 23, 2017

The companies are accused of working with blacklisted individuals, helping develop the North Korean energy sector, help it place workers overseas or move money from overseas. correspondent bank accounts. The new North Korea sanctions came right after they launched yet another threat to the US and South Korea over the ongoing military drills. (more...)
Hot Lotto scammer sentenced to 25 years Hot Lotto scammer sentenced to 25 years
- August 23, 2017

The lottery sysadmin who fooled around with random numbers has a new variable to consider: how much up to 25 years he'll have to serve of his latest sentence. Tipton said Tuesday he regrets his actions. "It is hard to even say that, with all the people I know behind me, that I hurt". As part of his plea deal, Tipton also admitted to committing theft by fraud and a computer crime in Wisconsin, where he'll be sentenced September 18. (more...)
Qatar fearful over treatment of hajj pilgrims in Saudi Qatar fearful over treatment of hajj pilgrims in Saudi
- August 23, 2017

The Amirul Hajj said that the pilgrims would continue to pray for the unity and peace of the country. Amb. Umar Salisu, Charge d' Affairs, Embassy of Nigeria in Saudi Arabia , said the governor of Medina informed him about the type of punishment that would be given to the perpetrators of the incident. (more...)
Netanyahu says he will discuss Iranian presence in Syria in Putin meeting Netanyahu says he will discuss Iranian presence in Syria in Putin meeting
- August 23, 2017

Yossi Cohen, the head of the Mossad, at a committee meeting at the Israeli parliament behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two leaders are scheduled to meet Wednesday in Sochi, and the prime minister's office has made it clear the Iranian presence in southern Syria is going to be the leading topic for discussion. (more...)
Girl leaps off 7th floor in Chennai, cops probe Blue Whale link Girl leaps off 7th floor in Chennai, cops probe Blue Whale link
- August 23, 2017

The player is also asked to share photos after finishing the challenge. Taking a stern action on the suicide game, the court also asked the MDs of Facebook India, Google India and Yahoo India to respond in the matter. In addition, response of Centre and Delhi Police was also invited on petition seeking direction to internet firms to immediately remove links of the online game. (more...)
Brexit: UK publishes more European Union negotiation plans Brexit: UK publishes more European Union negotiation plans
- August 23, 2017

Responding to the government's position paper , William Bain, Policy Adviser - Europe and International, BRC said, "It is a sensible suggestion for goods, including food products, which have undergone all necessary compliance checks before Brexit happens, to be able to be traded freely and safely afterwards without unnecessary regulatory duplication". (more...)
Malegaon blast: SC grants bail to accused Lt. Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit Malegaon blast: SC grants bail to accused Lt. Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit
- August 23, 2017

Shaikh said he would procure a copy of the apex court bail order and consult his lawyers on the review petition. Lt. Colonel Purohit, who was in prison for the past nine years, moved the top court after the Bombay High Court rejected his bail plea earlier this year. (more...)
2 dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy holiday island 2 dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy holiday island
- August 23, 2017

All three brothers were alert when they were rescued but were taken to hospital for checks. At least two women have died and 39 people were injured in the aftermath. "It was either destiny or the Holy Spirit, but something saved them", Luca Cari, a spokesman for the fire service, said. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 4.3. (more...)

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