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China seeks global expansion with BRICS Plus China seeks global expansion with BRICS Plus
- September 02, 2017

The summit's agenda — under the theme "Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future" — includes discussions on economic collaboration, political and security cooperation and people-to-people exchanges, and probably also issues of particular concern for China and India like renewable energy and coping with climate change. (more...)
The Pittsburgh Foundation makes $50000 grant for Hurricane Harvey Relief The Pittsburgh Foundation makes $50000 grant for Hurricane Harvey Relief
- September 02, 2017

Walmart's initial focus will be on mega-shelters, providing items to meet basic needs, such as water, infant formula, diapers, underwear and personal hygiene products. While the Baltimore Orioles have not announced a donation, MLB and the MLB Players Association pledged a joint $ 1 million gift, and the Orioles are urging fans at Camden Yards to donate to the league's online fundraiser. (more...)
Video of U.S. military's successful shoot down of medium-range ballistic missile
- September 02, 2017

Thursday, two B-1s joined four U.S. Marine F-35 stealth fighters and four Republic of Korea F-15s in a joint show of force mission. "Our forward-deployed force will be the first to the fight, ready to deliver a lethal response at a moment's notice if our nation calls". (more...)
South Korea could double weight of warheads after talks with Trump South Korea could double weight of warheads after talks with Trump
- September 02, 2017

The United States has agreed to help South Korea build up its missile capabilities in the face of what the two countries describe as threats posed by North Korea . "President Trump provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of..." The original treaty limited the range and weight of the missiles allowed in South Korea's possession. (more...)
North Korea Declares Start of Pacific Offensive Amid Missile Standoff North Korea Declares Start of Pacific Offensive Amid Missile Standoff
- September 02, 2017

The launch comes days after the North fired what was assessed as three short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and a month after its second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, which analysts say could reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected. (more...)
12-year-old kills herself after teacher humiliates her over period stain 12-year-old kills herself after teacher humiliates her over period stain
- September 02, 2017

She also instructed her to leave the classroom immediately and asked her if she could not even place the pad properly. In it, she said that her friends had pointed out that she had stained her bench and the uniform. The 7th grader committed suicide by jumping off from neighbour's terrace at around 3 am. Her parents, devastated by the death of their daughter, along with other people protested in front of the school. (more...)
Raila mourns death of students in school fire Raila mourns death of students in school fire
- September 02, 2017

The school will be closed for two weeks for investigations, Matiang'i said. The families affected, as well as the school and all who wish it well, can be sure that we will investigate the matter fully, and act appropriately so that this sort of tragedy doesn't recur. (more...)
Gasoline prices on the rise as flooding from Harvey idles Texas refineries Gasoline prices on the rise as flooding from Harvey idles Texas refineries
- September 02, 2017

In Texas, which historically has some of the cheapest gas in the country, the average is $2.36 per gallon, up from $2.15 a week ago. AAA expects gas prices to continue to climb until there is a clear picture of the extent of damage to refineries, infrastructure and pipelines and knowledge of when they will be able to return to full operational status. (more...)
Korea make missiles over Japan the new normal?
- September 02, 2017

This was after the testing of two long range ballistic missiles in July in quite a raised trajectory that showed a probable range of 10000 km or more which would put parts of the continental U.S. The council, which was created at the end of 2013, consists of Mr Abe and key ministers. May is on a three-day visit to Japan that is expected to focus on Brexit , trade and security. (more...)
Melania Trump Wears Black Stilettos as She Leaves for Houston Melania Trump Wears Black Stilettos as She Leaves for Houston
- September 02, 2017

The federal agencies in charge of recovery face a task that is complex and massive in scale. "Then, contact the Small Business Administration through their website", said former director of Disaster Planning for the US Small Business Administration, Ret. (more...)
A look at Kenya's presidential candidates … again A look at Kenya's presidential candidates … again
- September 02, 2017

Kenyatta is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president. Dr Aukot said the commission had messed up the election out of realisation that "nothing will happen to them as was the case in 2013". It could be recalled that, Commonwealth Observer Mission lead by former President Mahama pronounced Kenyan elections as successful credible and transparent, though there were some pockets of violence. (more...)
North Korea's belligerent stand could spark large-scale conflict, warns Putin North Korea's belligerent stand could spark large-scale conflict, warns Putin
- September 02, 2017

Putin said in the article , "In Russia's opinion the calculation that it is possible to halt North Korea's nuclear missile programs exclusively by putting pressure on Pyongyang is erroneous and futile". Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at their highest point in years after a series of missile tests by Pyongyang. The tubby tyrant fired an ICBM missile that flew over northern Japan in a clear statement of intent. (more...)
MQM's Khawaja Izhar escapes assassination attempt, guard and passer-by killed MQM's Khawaja Izhar escapes assassination attempt, guard and passer-by killed
- September 02, 2017

Hassan, who is the leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, escaped unhurt, but at least four others are reported to have been injured in the attack, The Dawn reported. The DIG went on to mention that police gave a chase to the assailants and an exchange of gunfire also took place, leading to the death of one of the attackers. (more...)
Court documents reveal glimpse into months of alleged torture in Oswego County Court documents reveal glimpse into months of alleged torture in Oswego County
- September 02, 2017

Three people in Oswego County are facing felony charges for allegedly torturing a 10-year-old victim for months at a home in NY. All three live at 393 Albion Cross Road. The child's 12-year-old sister told the Sheriff's Office told police that she was asked to hit the victim with the beating stick. Investigators think the adults targeted the 10-year-old girl because they believed she was a troublemaker. (more...)
Trump proclaims 'National Day of Prayer' for Harvey victims
- September 02, 2017

Sanders said she would "assume" them money comes from the president's personal funding, as that is how he phrased it. She accompanied her husband US President Donald Trump in observing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on Tuesday morning. (more...)
Hezbollah leader discussed IS deal with Assad Hezbollah leader discussed IS deal with Assad
- September 02, 2017

Syrian government forces are rapidly closing in on the Islamic State group controlled region. USA officials have criticized the transfer of hundreds of militants and civilians who are bound for an IS-held area near the Iraqi border, saying the extremists should be killed on the battlefield. (more...)
DUI checkpoints to be in place for holiday weekend DUI checkpoints to be in place for holiday weekend
- September 02, 2017

According to a release, about one-third of all traffic deaths in the United States over the Labor Day holiday weekend involve drunk drivers. State police, local police departments and sheriff's offices, as well as the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, AAA Mid-Atlantic, and the Virginia-based Washington Regional Alcohol Program, are working together on two annual campaigns aimed at lowering risky-driving behaviors: the Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign and Operation Combined Accident ... (more...)
North Korea sentences two South Korean journalists to death in absentia North Korea sentences two South Korean journalists to death in absentia
- September 02, 2017

The Korean version of the book was published earlier this month with the title translated as " Capitalist Republic of Korea ". "North Korea's threats in response to journalists' ordinary acts of reporting constitutes a serious violation of freedom of the press and an intervention in the South's affairs", the Ministry of Unification said in a statement quoted in South Korea's Yonhap news agency . (more...)
Trump sows confusion by rejecting idea of North Korea talks
- September 02, 2017

South Korea's military said the missile was launched from near the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, reaching an altitude of about 550km. "Talking is not the answer!" The statement reiterates Trump's past threats to use military action to resolve the ongoing crisis with North Korea, including an apocalyptic warning of raining "fire and fury" on North Korea after Pyongyang last month carried out two Intercontinental ballistic missile tests. (more...)
San Francisco breaks all-time record high San Francisco breaks all-time record high
- September 02, 2017

Saturday. The Bay Area is in for some hot weather. Initially set to expire Wednesday, the warning's expiration was pushed back to Friday night and now to Saturday night. - In mid-July, Spain posted its highest temperature ever recorded when Córdoba airport (in southern Spain) hit 116.4 degrees (46.9 Celsius). Other notable high temperatures included Valley Center hitting 109, Escondido topping out at 101, Alpine reaching 103 and Campo touching 107. (more...)
Majority describe Trump as a 'bully' who 'says what he thinks' Majority describe Trump as a 'bully' who 'says what he thinks'
- September 02, 2017

And among Republican-leaning voters, 58% said Trump should listen more to experienced Republican leaders, compared to 34% of the group who said he should listen less to experienced Republicans. In it, they say they're open to working on a bi-partisan tax reform package. Trump is seeking a simpler tax code, including middle-class tax cuts, to push for more job creation. (more...)
Trump Arrives in Texas to Survey Hurricane Harvey Damage Trump Arrives in Texas to Survey Hurricane Harvey Damage
- September 02, 2017

While the world has been captivated by the disaster unfolding in Texas over the past week, Americans took a break from the on-going flood coverage on Tuesday and turned their attention instead to the first lady - or more pointedly, to the first lady's shoes. (more...)
PM Modi greets nation on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha PM Modi greets nation on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha
- September 02, 2017

Naidu said in a message that Id-ul-Zuha symbolized the spirit of sacrifice and compassion and it inspires mankind to enshrine the values of truthfulness in day-to-day actions and conduct. "Id -Ul Zuha, also known as Bakrid is celebrated by Muslims across the globe in the honour of Prophet Ibrahim, who was even willing to sacrifice his son Ismail to please Almighty Allah". (more...)
US, South Korea discuss coordinated response against North Korea: White House US, South Korea discuss coordinated response against North Korea: White House
- September 02, 2017

US, Japanese and South Korean warplanes carried out a show of force against North Korea on Wednesday. Trump also gave "conceptual" approval to the purchase by the South of billions of dollars of US military hardware, the White House said. (more...)
New Orleans standing down from Harvey ramp-up New Orleans standing down from Harvey ramp-up
- September 02, 2017

The Arkema SA plant, which local media said was flooded and accessible only by boat, had lost power as a result of the storm , causing organic peroxides stored there to warm to risky levels. "And I know that being in the Houston area, we'll have many people who will reach out to us and help again and rebuild and come back even stronger". US President Donald Trump will visit Texas - and possibly Louisiana - on Tuesday after declaring a federal state of emergency in both states, a move that ... (more...)