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Barcelona: Cell behind Spain twin attacks 'dismantled' Barcelona: Cell behind Spain twin attacks 'dismantled'
- August 20, 2017

Local Moroccans pointed to the arrest of the one suspect earlier this week as a sign of possible hostility to come. Spanish media report that Abouyaaqoub is a 22-year-old Moroccan national. They were wearing fake explosives on their bodies, police say. Attackers are believed to have planned bombing but changed their plans. Spain's King Felipe VI (left) and Spain's Queen Letizia (second left) pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona ... (more...)
Trump's advocacy for Confederate monuments is a cynical ploy. Here's proof Trump's advocacy for Confederate monuments is a cynical ploy. Here's proof
- August 20, 2017

Lee, who headed the Confederate army in the American Civil War. "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments". Photographs of the killer showed him posing with the Confederate flag, sparking outrage that led to efforts across the South to remove that flag from public grounds. (more...)
Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish'
- August 20, 2017

Heyer, 32, was killed after a vehicle crashed into a crowd of counter-protestors, with at least 20 more people injured. The president's tweets come in the wake of his many controversial statements since the violence in Charlottesville . (more...)
How to keep your eyes safe during the eclipse How to keep your eyes safe during the eclipse
- August 20, 2017

Monday's eclipse is the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. SC cities such as Clemson, Columbia, Santee and Monck's Corner are included in the list of total eclipse locations. "There's a lot of unsafe infrared and ultraviolet light, which is not blocked and which will burn your retina", he said. MI isn't in the path of totality for Monday's solar eclipse . (more...)
NC team notches ideal game in Little League World Series NC team notches ideal game in Little League World Series
- August 20, 2017

Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs and Carson Hardee set down all 18 batters they faced as they completed the first flawless game at the LLWS in Williamsport since 2008, when Jesus Sauceda of Mexico was ideal against Italy in a game shortened to four innings due to the mercy rule. (more...)
World Humanitarian Day pays tribute to aid workers World Humanitarian Day pays tribute to aid workers
- August 20, 2017

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned attacks on civilians and aid workers caught up in conflict and called for their protection. Eighteen humanitarian workers have lost their lives. Turkey, despite the fact it is not the richest country in the world, has contributed billions of dollars in humanitarian aid. 65 per cent of all attacks occurred in these five countries. (more...)
Mother of Charlottesville Victim Says She Won't Speak to Trump
- August 20, 2017

And for me in particular, I think in learning history, that we know that staying silent on these issues is simply not acceptable". Flannery said he and Immelt had consulted on the matter with "many leaders inside and outside the company", and also discussed with other executives on the various presidential councils about disbanding those committees before Trump himself did so midday. (more...)
American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks
- August 20, 2017

Jared's father, Dan Tucker , told KGO-TV that his family had not heard until Friday morning that Ms Nunes had been called to the United States consulate, and "was shown pictures of his body". "But Jared dropped out of sight right after the terror attack ". He appeared injured , but someone looked as though they were helping him. "We got a text that she had been taken to wherever the body was and she literally confirmed then that that was Jared". (more...)
Cardinals fall short of Bears in preseason game Cardinals fall short of Bears in preseason game
- August 20, 2017

If Mitch Trubisky has a second-half performance that is anywhere near his debut against the Broncos last Thurdsay, coach John Fox will have no choice but to strongly consider promoting him before the team's Week 3 preseason contest. Then, they lined Phil Dawson up for a 63-yard field, because why not? On the previous play, defensive end Jonathan Bullard stopped running back Chris Johnson for no gain on third-and-goal from the 1. (more...)
Terror funding: Hawala conduit Zahoor Watali sent to NIA custody Terror funding: Hawala conduit Zahoor Watali sent to NIA custody
- August 20, 2017

It said that Watali collected funds from Pakistan and banned terrorist organisations and "transfered" them to various Hurriyat leaders. The court rejected the NIA's plea for two-week custody. The NIA had also questioned the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Faheem Ali, who handles separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq's security, in connection with the case. (more...)
NIA arrests businessman Zahoor Watali in funding case NIA arrests businessman Zahoor Watali in funding case
- August 20, 2017

Watali was arrested by NIA recently in Srinagar after fresh raids and searches. "Naseem Geelani, son of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, also received money from Pakistan, Dubai for terror funding", he said. For the NIA the arrest of prominent businessman from Jammu and Kashmir, Zahoor Watali was a major shot in the arm. "He was taken into custody along with Yaseen Malik, Sajjad Gani Lone, Bilal Lone and others and was jailed for eight months at Jammu". (more...)
AMBER Alert victim from Midland found in San Antonio hotel AMBER Alert victim from Midland found in San Antonio hotel
- August 20, 2017

A 4-year-old boy has gone missing out of Midland. Authorities are also looking for Christopher Allen Tondre, who's wanted in connection with the boy's disappearance, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Tondre will be arraigned before a magistrate in San Antonio, officials said. "Christopher Tondre fled the Midland area after a domestic disturbance with violence involved and is considered to be a danger to his son", Painter wrote in a previous report. (more...)
United States general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack United States general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack
- August 20, 2017

The Security Consultative Committee, or "2+2" meeting, with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera focused heavily on the threat posed by North Korea's missile launches and nuclear ambitions, Tillerson said. (more...)
US, South Korean defense chiefs to meet this month: Pentagon US, South Korean defense chiefs to meet this month: Pentagon
- August 20, 2017

He said that the path of provocations and threats chosen by North Korea was not in the best interests of any nation. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will meet his South Korean counterpart, Defense Minister Song Young-moo, later this month, the Pentagon said on Thursday after a phone call between the two officials on the eve of a U.S. (more...)
Mother of Virginia rally victim snubs Trump Mother of Virginia rally victim snubs Trump
- August 20, 2017

But when Bro appeared on Good Morning America on Friday morning, host Robin Roberts wanted to know - had the President attempted to contact her as the White House claimed? The mayor also wants to create a memorial for Heather Heyer , who was killed when a auto rammed into counter protesters there this past weekend. (more...)
Timeline: Trump has yet to speak with Heather Heyer's family Timeline: Trump has yet to speak with Heather Heyer's family
- August 20, 2017

Lee statue - was "irrelevant" because Heyer was a peaceful protester. Now that Bro is all caught up, she has no intention of ever talking to Trump. A 20-year-old man from Ohio, James Alex Fields Jr ., is accused of second-degree kill in Heyer's demise. Speaking on ABC's " Good Morning America ", Susan Bro said she initially missed the first few calls to her from the White House . (more...)
Broad steers England to three-day win over Windies Broad steers England to three-day win over Windies
- August 20, 2017

The defeat left West Indies trailing 1-0 in the three-Test series, further extending their dismal record of having not won a Test in England in 17 years. He was unable to do it all on his own, though, as England claimed the final wicket with their lead still at an eye-watering 346. While they have been given experience of playing with the pink ball, a poor West Indies side do not look likely to provide any sort of examination before the tour of Australia. (more...)
Will continue Nawaz's projects for Balochistan: PM Will continue Nawaz's projects for Balochistan: PM
- August 20, 2017

Ukrainian Government is interested to continue the constructive cooperation with the Government of Pakistan and highly appreciated potential and prospects of the development of mutually beneficial and comprehensive cooperation between Ukraine and Pakistan in accord with the interests of our two friendly nations. (more...)
All Blacks legend Colin Meads dies aged 81 All Blacks legend Colin Meads dies aged 81
- August 20, 2017

All Black great Colin "Pinetree" Meads, a legendary hardman who helped give New Zealand rugby its edge, died on Sunday aged 81 after battling cancer. "I have had the privilege of getting to know Sir Colin". Meads played at a time when substitutes were not allowed. His youngest daughter, Shelley Mitchell, said: "Dad led a full life". Meads played at a time when rugby was an amateur game and, having to leave his family farm to travel with the All Blacks on tours which were often several ... (more...)
Manchester United Thrash Swansea City 4-0 in Premier League Manchester United Thrash Swansea City 4-0 in Premier League
- August 20, 2017

There was no need to close the door. Just let the horses run freely, and we were magnificent. Eric Bailly was the first to breach that resistance, pouncing in to force the ball home from a corner in what was the practically the last action of the first 45 minutes. (more...)
Can a Confederate statue serve history? Can a Confederate statue serve history?
- August 20, 2017

Robert E. Lee was one of the Confederate generals in the American Civil War. He added that removing Confederate monuments would take away "beauty" from cities and they'd be "greatly missed". True! What Trump actually said was there were "very fine people" among the neo-Nazi protesters. "There were three more frantic messages from press secretaries throughout the day and I didn't know why that would have been on Wednesday", Bro said. (more...)
Sadio Mane's strike earns Liverpool lone goal victory Sadio Mane's strike earns Liverpool lone goal victory
- August 20, 2017

Crystal Palace were a real bogey side for Liverpool 18 months ago, having frequently given the Reds a tough game regardless of venue . Within minutes of his introduction, Manè opened the scoring for Liverpool playing off several rebounds to prod the ball past Wayne Hennessey . (more...)
Debutant Solanke, Mane inspire Liverpool to Crystal Palace victory Debutant Solanke, Mane inspire Liverpool to Crystal Palace victory
- August 20, 2017

Egypt's Mohamed Salah made his Anfield debut as a second half substitute for Daniel Sturridge while Ghana's Jeffrey Schlupp replaced Patrick van Aanholt in the final six minutes of the encounter. He has scored more goals at Anfield as a visiting player ( Five ) than he did while with the club (Four). We were really awake and defended well and I loved the goal because it was not a clear situation. (more...)
Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel
- August 20, 2017

The son of a janitor, Frazier joined Merck as general counsel of one of the drugmaker's subsidiaries in 1992, working his way up to CEO of the company in 2011. The amusing thing is, he's right about drug prices. According to the Executive Leadership Council, Frazier is a highly respected executive and one of only four African Americans to head a Fortune 500 company. (more...)
Vandals deface statue of Robert E. Lee at Duke University
- August 20, 2017

Duke University president Vincent Price said in a letter to the campus community that he consulted with faculty, staff, students and alumni before deciding to remove the statue. "While we can not hide from our history, nor should we, the time has come to make clear the difference between properly acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history", Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said in a statement on Wednesday. (more...)

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