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Guam officials ecstatic as N Korea holds off missile threat towards US Guam officials ecstatic as N Korea holds off missile threat towards US
- August 16, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Monday that an attack by North Korea against the United States could quickly escalate into war, as he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson moved to dial down tensions. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, said on August 13. On Monday , China moved to tighten economic pressure on North Korea by implementing a new package of US sanctions , stopping the import of coal, iron ore and seafood from North Korea. (more...)
Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People Serving in the Military Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People Serving in the Military
- August 16, 2017

Meanwhile, a number of top officials in the U.S. military have begun to openly oppose the ban. The executive director for the Palm Center told NBC , "The president wants to spend $1 to save a dime, and that really doesn't make much business sense". (more...)
Baltimore Took Down Its Confederate Monuments Overnight
- August 16, 2017

A monument to both Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, a Confederate general, was dismantled from Wyman Park Dell after the city council on Monday approved the removal of four statues, the Baltimore Sun reported. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief: No indication of imminent nuclear war with N. Korea Central Intelligence Agency chief: No indication of imminent nuclear war with N. Korea
- August 16, 2017

If North Korea fires missiles deemed to be a threat to Guam, "then it's game on, and we will try and do our best to make sure it does not hit the United States", Mattis said . In the midst of the back-and-forth, North Korea has threatened to attack Guam, while Trump has doubled down on his tough stance. "If he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast", Trump said of ... (more...)
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha ruled out for up to a month
- August 16, 2017

The winger will miss the league matches against Liverpool and Swansea City this month and will not travel with Ivory Coast for their World Cup qualifiers next month. The Belgian teenager Jason Lokilo - who has made several appearances during pre-season - signed a new contract on Monday, although with Connor Wickham still yet to return from a long-term knee injury, Palace are lacking in attacking options. (more...)
21 alleged drug offenders killed in single day 21 alleged drug offenders killed in single day
- August 16, 2017

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said the PNP Internal Affairs Service would probe the law enforcement operations as required by police procedure. Duterte promised during the campaign he would win his drug war in three to six months, a vow that resonated with voters fed up with high crime rates and corrupt politicians. (more...)
Guam officials 'ecstatic' as North Korea holds off attack
- August 16, 2017

Meanwhile, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was already briefed with the plan to fire missiles toward Guam, however, the North Korean leader will wait for US' next move. "If they do that, it's game on". We talked about our allies repeatedly in a statement. The top U.S. diplomat made no further comment about Kim's decision to suspend his plans to attack Guam with the apparent aim of reducing bilateral tensions and urging the USA to restrain its "foolish and stupid conduct", according to ... (more...)
Experts say Kim Jong-Un doesn't want nuclear war Experts say Kim Jong-Un doesn't want nuclear war
- August 16, 2017

North Korea threatened to shoot four missiles into the sea off Guam following heated exchanges with the USA over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. North Korea said last week it is considering launching four missiles to land just short of Guam. "We are going to be ready for it", he said. "We continue to be interested in finding a way to get to a dialogue, but that's up to him [North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un]", Tillerson said at the State Department. (more...)
2 dead in Charlottesville helicopter crash 2 dead in Charlottesville helicopter crash
- August 16, 2017

The crash happened around 5 p.m.in a wooded area on Old Farm Road, The Daily Progress reports. A 20-year-old OH man, James Alex Fields Jr ., is in jail on charges he rammed his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and wounding at least 19 others. (more...)
State Police helicopter that crashed issued no distress signal State Police helicopter that crashed issued no distress signal
- August 16, 2017

The Charlottesville resident was 32 years old. On Saturday, the two Virginia State Police troopers were patrolling near the site of clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters at the "Unite the Right" rally. W. Steven Flaherty shared his condolences in the department's statement. "Their deaths are a tremendous loss to our agency and the Commonwealth". A police spokeswoman said Cullen and Bates were assisting police personnel on the ground by "forwarding them the aerial optics". (more...)
China surpasses Japan to become biggest United States creditor China surpasses Japan to become biggest United States creditor
- August 16, 2017

The overall increase in reserves was due to weakness in the dollar, which has helped push up the value of non-dollar currencies in its holdings, China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange said last week. Strong trade flows between the USA and China have helped the country's exporters, boosting China's demand for US sovereign debt. China's holdings will likely continue to increase in the coming months, said Thomas Simons, a senior economist at Jefferies LLC in NY. (more...)
India, China should resolve border issues through direct dialogue India, China should resolve border issues through direct dialogue
- August 16, 2017

Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday (Aug 15), Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month stand-off in another part of the disputed border. (more...)
Stop the 'war of rhetoric', Corbyn tells Trump and Kim Stop the 'war of rhetoric', Corbyn tells Trump and Kim
- August 16, 2017

Mid-August came, Kim received the plan, but has yet to act on it. It quoted Kim as saying he would watch what he called the "foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" a little more before deciding whether to order a test . "I'm just suggesting it's such an extreme hypothetical to reward someone for not doing something". "It's not irrational for North Korea to use its weapons first", he said. (more...)
Leaving Cert Points System Overhauled Leaving Cert Points System Overhauled
- August 16, 2017

The new grading system appears to be leading to better results with 13 students nationally receiving eight H1s, the highest grade, compared to just 7 students who got eight A1s previous year. The Leaving Cert results came out this morning and there will be 58,543 students anxiously checking their results and seeing if they got the points they wanted. (more...)
Trump ramps up Guam assurances over North Korea threat Trump ramps up Guam assurances over North Korea threat
- August 16, 2017

Allen says they have full confidence in the military protection on the island. The United States must take into account the tragic failure of appeasement and Kim Jong Un's ultimate aim of reunifying the Korean peninsula in its response to the communist regime's threats of nuclear attack, contends talk-radio host and author Michael Savage . (more...)
New Information Pinpoints MH370 Crash Site New Information Pinpoints MH370 Crash Site
- August 16, 2017

The reports released now were prepared by Geoscience Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, Hood said, adding that the satellite imagery was acquired through the assistance of French authorities. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi launches Indira Canteen project in Bengaluru Rahul Gandhi launches Indira Canteen project in Bengaluru
- August 16, 2017

But the 47-year-old floundered when - in a part of his speech - termed the program as Amma Canteen . However, he made a faux pas when he nearly called Indira Canteens as Amma Canteens. "This program will be expanded to other cities", said Rahul Gandhi after inaugurating the unit. Airport road from Yelahanka to Esteem Mall was blocked till little before noon for security purposes. (more...)
N Korean leader playing risky game with US: McMaster N Korean leader playing risky game with US: McMaster
- August 16, 2017

Kim, who inspected the command of the North's army on Monday, examined the plan for a long time and discussed it with army officers, the official KCNA said in a report . It considers those exercises rehearsals for war. Obviously Mr. Trump has a great intention to have peace amongst the U.S. and North Korea , but the North Korean President doesn't share the same views. (more...)
$3M Lawsuit filed in Charlottesville vehicle attack $3M Lawsuit filed in Charlottesville vehicle attack
- August 16, 2017

Fields, 20, is accused of killing 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 others. Fields was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and malicious wounding. Both women suffered serious injuries. The allegations against all defendants include civil conspiracy, "committing, conspiring and aiding and abetting acts of terrorism" and incitement to riot and disorderly conduct. (more...)
Adam Sandler Sings in First Teaser for Noah Baumbach's 'The Meyerowitz Stories' Adam Sandler Sings in First Teaser for Noah Baumbach's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'
- August 16, 2017

Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love is the most obvious evidence that Sandler can do a serious (if somewhat quirky) role, and then there were his roles in Reign Over Me and Funny People that displayed his dramatic talents. We shared the teaser trailer for the film below! " The Meyerowitz Stories " opens in select theaters and begins streaming on Netflix on October 13. (more...)
John McCain calls John McCain calls "alt-right" attacks on HR McMaster "disgraceful"
- August 16, 2017

The statement invokes Charlottesville, saying the attacks against McMaster "arise from the same purveyors of hatred and ignorance who precipitated the recent violence in Charlottesville". In the NBC interview, McMaster also refused repeatedly to say whether he could work positively with Bannon. "The President directly expressed his support for Gen. (more...)
A Melbourne council to drop 'Australia Day' celebrations A Melbourne council to drop 'Australia Day' celebrations
- August 16, 2017

Mr Hawke said the federal government would not tolerate councils using citizenship ceremonies to campaign against Australia Day being celebrated on January 26. "I note that other Councils, including Fremantle and Hobart made the sensible decision to comply with the code rather than risk losing their ability to conduct citizenship ceremonies", he said. (more...)
Safely Watch The Eclipse With Eclipse Glasses Safely Watch The Eclipse With Eclipse Glasses
- August 16, 2017

For those in Philadelphia, you'll want to be outside around 2:44 p.m.to see maximum coverage of the sun. Online retailer Amazon has had to issue recalls on some solar eclipse glasses after the third-party sellers could not verify the authenticity of the product. (more...)
Thomas Davis signs contract extension Thomas Davis signs contract extension
- August 16, 2017

Everybody knows how I feel bout being a Carolina Panther ", Davis said. The Panthers have signed outside linebacker Thomas Davis to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. Davis, a 12-year pro from Georgia, recorded 106 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble en route to earning his second consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl last season. (more...)
Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked of all time Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked of all time
- August 16, 2017

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres' 2014 Oscar selfie is the third most-liked tweet of all time with about 2.4 million likes, according to CNBC . The tweet broke the record at approximately 10:07 ET on Tuesday, Twitter said. 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...)

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