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Five killed in Austria mountain accident Five killed in Austria mountain accident
- August 28, 2017

They fell when those on the lowest rope slipped on the glacier , dragging down others higher up the slope, reports CNN. Three Italian mountain climbers also died this weekend, two of them on Sunday after falling into a crevasse in the Italian Alps. (more...)
Japan to conduct missile interceptor drills at USA bases Japan to conduct missile interceptor drills at USA bases
- August 28, 2017

It said earlier that the third missile appears to have blown up immediately. North Korea launched a barrage of missiles Saturday, less than one week after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the country for showing "restraint" in its weapons program. (more...)
Pakistan PM Says Trump Strategy For Afghanistan 'Will Not Work'
- August 28, 2017

It is only a negotiated peace with Afghans that will support them in being resolute against the influx of ISIS and other global terrorist groups that are increasingly using Afghanistan as their jihadist stage. Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said terrorism is a transnational threat that can only be defeated through intelligence-sharing and coordinated effective border management. (more...)
United States says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch United States says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 28, 2017

The missiles did not pose a threat to North America nor to the US territory of Guam, said the Pacific Command. The launch was the first by the North since it test-fired a missile on 28 July that could have been created to reach 10,000km, putting parts of the USA mainland within reach. (more...)
North Korean missile test does not mean we are close to war North Korean missile test does not mean we are close to war
- August 28, 2017

The U.S. Pacific Command revised its initial assessment that the first and third short-range missiles failed during flight to say they flew about 250 kilometres (155 miles). president this week indicated a deal could be struck with North Korea to contain its nuclear weapons programme. Ordinarily, North Korea doesn't grant CNN access inside the country when the drills take place. (more...)
Korean vice FM leaves for United States for talks on N. Korea, alliance
- August 28, 2017

Also on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised Pyongyang for demonstrating "some level of restraint", noting that there had been "no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea", since the United Nations Security Council voted August 5 to impose a $1 billion sanctions package against the country. (more...)
Doklam standoff: India, China agree to disengage at face-off site, says MEA Doklam standoff: India, China agree to disengage at face-off site, says MEA
- August 28, 2017

The move of resolving the standoff comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Beijing for the 9th annual BRICS summit. Marsimik La is about 20 km from Pangong Lake, where Indian and Chinese troops scuffled last week. Then, the Indian army came down from their post on Sikkim side of the border on June 18, beginning the face-off. China retorted that it had every right to build a road in a region that is part of its territory. (more...)
Conway says Trump will make sure Congress pays for Mexico wall Conway says Trump will make sure Congress pays for Mexico wall
- August 28, 2017

Democrats vehemently opposed border wall funding in the House minibus , and Senate Democrats have similarly said they'd block legislation that included it. If the two issues are combined, that would compound the economic consequences of a stand-off. " Government shutdowns are not unprecedented in the USA, of course, and they typically are mildly disruptive", he wrote. (more...)
Princess Diana: A legend in our lifetime
- August 28, 2017

Comedian Ruby Wax, who was also a friend of the Princess, recalls being totally star-struck the first time she met Diana . "I was staff. I never called her Diana ", he said . "One of the hardest things for a parent to have to do is to tell your children that your other parent has died", Harry said. After she picked them up from school, they would often pop into the local supermarket Sainsbury's for a bag of Twiglets. (more...)
Merkel to Continue Refugee Policy in Germany Merkel to Continue Refugee Policy in Germany
- August 28, 2017

It will take time and patience, but we will succeed". Greece and Italy "should not bear this entire burden just due to their geographic location", she said as she once again expressed her support for the idea of distribution of refugees between all the European Union member states. (more...)
Transgender soldiers to walk VMAs red carpet
- August 28, 2017

A month later, on Friday, he signed a directive to reverse an Obama-era plan that would have allowed transgender individuals to serve in the armed forces. Antonoff's long time girlfriend and fellow Taylor Swift squad member, Lena Dunham, shared her thoughts on her boyfriend's on-screen antics. Last year, Beyonce arrived with several women whose sons were killed as the result of police actions, the faces of the Mothers of the Movement. (more...)
Donald Trump reveals who will pay for THE WALL Donald Trump reveals who will pay for THE WALL
- August 28, 2017

Congress must agree to an overall funding bill that Trump signs into law by September 30 or the government will shut down, according to CNBC. The president has already said ready to go to the blocking. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), another influential voice within the Freedom Caucus, repeated the same message. He is seeking congressional funding for the wall he wants built along the border to deter illegal immigration. (more...)
US Pacific Command: N. Korea Fired 3 Missiles, None Posed Threat US Pacific Command: N. Korea Fired 3 Missiles, None Posed Threat
- August 28, 2017

South Korea's presidential office says North Korea has likely tested its 300-millimeter artillery rocket system in the latest launch detected off its eastern coast. The two Koreas are indulged into war since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended following a truce. Pyongyang has long responded furiously to the allies' regular defensive military drills, calling them a "rehearsal for a war of invasion". (more...)
North Korea condemns 'dangerous pranks' of US, South Korea North Korea condemns 'dangerous pranks' of US, South Korea
- August 28, 2017

A statement issued by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said "the projectiles" were launched around 6:49 a.m. Saturday and flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles) into the Sea of Japan, or East Sea. On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said he was pleased to see the regime had demonstrated some level of restraint, while President Trump said he respected that Kim Jong-un was starting to respect the U.S. (more...)
North Korea tests short-range missiles North Korea tests short-range missiles
- August 28, 2017

The US Pacific Command confirmed the launches, adding that "the first and third missiles failed in flight", while the second "appears to have blown up nearly immediately". According to the New York Times , the missiles made it about 155 miles to the northeast before collapsing into the Sea of Japan. South Korea did not issue its usual condemnatory statement against the tests. (more...)
North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills
- August 28, 2017

North Korean state-run media said the country's military could strike the USA at any time and that neither Guam, Hawaii nor the U.S. mainland could avoid the "merciless strike". North Korea purports these military exercises as a rehearsal for an invasion, reports said. North Korea fired several rockets into the sea yesterday in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, prompting South Korea to press ahead with military drills involving USA troops that have angered ... (more...)
'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again
- August 28, 2017

But he vowed to make an "important" decision if the United States continues its "extremely risky reckless actions" on the Korean Peninsula, apparently referring to the military exercises. North Korea had refrained from missile launchings and other provocative acts since then. "We continue to want the Kim regime to understand there is a different path he can choose", Tillerson said. (more...)
Over 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey Over 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey
- August 28, 2017

While Hurricane Harvey has already dropped from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm, all that means is that the winds have lessened. Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation Saturday after the most powerful storm to hit the United States mainland in over a decade slammed into Texas, destroying homes, severing power supplies and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee. (more...)
Texas governor has yet to speak with Houston mayor Texas governor has yet to speak with Houston mayor
- August 28, 2017

The National Weather Service has deemed the flooding in the area "life-threatening", and residents have been warned not to leave their homes. Looming over the decision not to evacuate was Houston's experience with Hurricane Rita. Turner said at the same press conference that reports showed the city receiving anywhere from 15 to as much as 30 inches of rain. "In this particular case, the hurricane, we were not in the direct line", Turner said. (more...)
Volunteers headed to help Harvey victims Volunteers headed to help Harvey victims
- August 28, 2017

Fortune said the American Red Cross has almost a thousand volunteers from all over the nation helping out in Texas. Volunteers from NE Wisconsin are among those arriving ahead of the storm and in the days following. Volunteers specialized in all areas of expertise - including computer technology, truck drivers and those working in shelters - will be scheduled out in waves, according to Fortune. (more...)
More Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Traveling to Texas for Storm Relief Work More Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Traveling to Texas for Storm Relief Work
- August 28, 2017

The forecast calls for rain to continue over the next few days, raising fears of continued flooding. More than 1,800 people piled into 34 Red Cross and community shelters in Texas Saturday night, according to Downey. "I really began to appreciate how we can each use our life's experiences and our skills and talents and pull together and make a difference in someone else's life when they're at their lowest point". (more...)
N.Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea -S.Korea
- August 28, 2017

In the previous release, PACOM said the first and third missiles failed in flight, with the second having blown up "almost immediately". In retaliation, the North Korean military warned the U.S. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the projectiles didn't pose a threat to the security of Japan, neither did they land within Japanese territory or inside its exclusive economic zone, according to the Japan Times. (more...)
North Korea fires 'several projectiles' into Sea of Japan North Korea fires 'several projectiles' into Sea of Japan
- August 28, 2017

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un visits the Chemical Material Institute of Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location. Pyongyang then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the USA territory of Guam, but later backed away from the plan and tensions had eased. (more...)
Goa by-poll counting to begin at 8 am Goa by-poll counting to begin at 8 am
- August 28, 2017

The results for the bye-elections in Goa's Panaji and Valpoi, Delhi's Bawana, and Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh will be out within three hours, officials said. He subsequently joined the BJP and the cabinet as Health Minister. The result on Monday will also decide Prakash's fate as he has contested on a BJP ticket. (more...)
Body of Savanna Greywind Found In Red River Near Harwood Body of Savanna Greywind Found In Red River Near Harwood
- August 28, 2017

Family members say they hadn't heard from her since she went to a neighbor's apartment to fit a dress that the neighbor said she was sewing. Savanna Greywind was last seen at her apartment building in north Fargo last Saturday (8/19) at 1:30 p.m. (more...)