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Death toll reaches 49 with 17 more missing in floods, landslides Death toll reaches 49 with 17 more missing in floods, landslides
- August 13, 2017

In the last month, at least 30 persons have died in incidents linked to rain, which is heavier during the monsoon season that is now on in South Asia. Many cities in the Tarai region have been inundated while transportation along the East West Highway has been halted after a pillar of Dudhaura Bridge sank at Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section. (more...)
Trump Welcomes New Sanctions On North Korea Trump Welcomes New Sanctions On North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Wang Yi , who met his North Korean counterpart earlier, was speaking to reporters during a meeting of regional foreign ministers in Manila . Along with stopping the missile launches, North Korea would have to quit its nuclear weapons testing, he said recently. (more...)
Driver Who Crashed Into Counter Protesters ID'd Driver Who Crashed Into Counter Protesters ID'd
- August 13, 2017

The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost". Charlottesville has become a flashpoint for white nationalists following a City Council vote in February to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. (more...)
Tropical Depression 8 forms in the western Atlantic Tropical Depression 8 forms in the western Atlantic
- August 13, 2017

Saturday, the hurricane center said the tropical depression is heading northwest around 13 miles per hour, blowing maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. At the moment, it appears this alleyway will set up far enough east that the USA would avoid any direct impacts, but increased surf along the East Coast is possible. (more...)
Keith Ellison Claims North Korean Leader Is 'More Responsible' Than Trump Keith Ellison Claims North Korean Leader Is 'More Responsible' Than Trump
- August 13, 2017

On Wednesday, North Korea announced that a plan to attack Guam would be complete by mid-August. " Kim Jong Un , the world always thought he was not a responsible leader; well, he's acting more responsible than this guy is". State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of global concern about the situation. (more...)
Iran parliament ratifies legislation to counter USA anti-Iran moves Iran parliament ratifies legislation to counter USA anti-Iran moves
- August 13, 2017

Iran's lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a motion in response to recent U.S. sanctions, voting to boost spending on Tehran's missile program and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). The bill mandates the government to allocate an additional US$260 million for the "development of the missile programme" and the same amount to the Revolutionary Guards's foreign operations wing, the Quds Force, state news agency IRNA said. (more...)
Trump praises Xi for new United Nations sanctions on N.Korea Trump praises Xi for new United Nations sanctions on N.Korea
- August 13, 2017

Since then, North Korea has conducted a torrent of missile tests and two nuclear tests, boosting its efforts to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. Later, Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea in a statement it would lose any conflict it initiates. The current situation differs from previous periods of increased tension in that both sides are making substantial and specific threats to strike the other if perceived necessary. (more...)
Malappuram: School in a spot over uniform diktat Malappuram: School in a spot over uniform diktat
- August 13, 2017

Around 900 students are at present studying in Al Farooque English medium school and the mental health of these young minds can not be ignored like this. The school, however, did not withdraw the system even after a month. The parents initially found it discriminatory but later gave up to the teacher's suggestion. (more...)
Powerful 6.4-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesian Island Powerful 6.4-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesian Island
- August 13, 2017

It was centered 74km west of the coastal city of Bengkulu. The quake It did not generate a tsunami. Residents ran from their homes and there were power outages in some areas but no reports of casualties or structural damage to buildings, Nugroho said. (more...)
US, France pledged to work to denuclearize North Korea US, France pledged to work to denuclearize North Korea
- August 13, 2017

The former vice president said that Mr. Trump's comments while speaking at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday were "unwise", but he expressed confidence in Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. (more...)
Complete shutdown being observed in occupied Kashmir against anti-Kashmir constitutional amendment Complete shutdown being observed in occupied Kashmir against anti-Kashmir constitutional amendment
- August 13, 2017

Under Article 35A, state laws bar non-residents from purchasing land in the state. The NC's provincial president claimed that "Jammu Dogras would be the main sufferers if Article 35A is scrapped". Fearing that her party might face political erosion if the BJP pulls out of the alliance with PDP, she met National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah , former CM of J&K, at their Gupkar residence and sought their support for defending Article 35 (A). (more...)
Global stocks shudder on Trump warnings to North Korea
- August 13, 2017

S&P 500 e-minis were down 10.25 points, or 0.41 percent, with 180,193 contracts traded. The S&P 500 index was down 18.45 points to 2,455.57 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 68.32 points to 6,284.01. 'Stock markets in Europe are still under pressure because of the heightened tensions surrounding North Korea, ' said David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK. (more...)
China still building islands in disputed waters: think-tank
- August 13, 2017

For the Pentagon and the American security establishment, China stands at a critical stage where it could translate its massive economic might into modern military technology and political muscle in a matter of years, rather than decades. Nicole Schwegman, spokeswoman for the US Pacific Fleet, said US military forces operate in the Asia Pacific region on a daily basis. A dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea continues to boil between the two Asian giants. (more...)
Himachal: Two killed, four rescued after landslide hits Mandi Himachal: Two killed, four rescued after landslide hits Mandi
- August 13, 2017

The incident happened near Mandi-Pathankot highway late last night. The Army and NDRF teams have reached the spot and started rescue operation along with the police, administration and local people. The bus from Chamba to Manali, carrying the maximum number of passengers, is yet to be retrieved from a mound of mud and boulders. "Around 50 people are feared to have been washed away in the landslide", Himachal Pradesh's Transport Minister G.S. (more...)
Matsuyama, Kisner shares lead Matsuyama, Kisner shares lead
- August 13, 2017

Ranked third in the world behind Americans Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson , Matsuyama hails from Japan, a country that has never had a male victor of a major championship. He declined to speak to reporters as he left the clubhouse. Hideki Matsuyama , the highest ranked player in the world without a major championship, is tied for the lead heading into the weekend of the PGA Championship . (more...)
President Trump Says He Won't 'Rule Out' Military Option In Venezuela President Trump Says He Won't 'Rule Out' Military Option In Venezuela
- August 13, 2017

But the Pentagon said it had received no orders on military action on Venezuela . We have troops all over the world, in places that are very, very far away. Trump declined to give more details about the possibility of USA forces leading an operation in Venezuela . The unexpected warning shocked many Venezuelans. (more...)
'Stop US Aggression': Venezuela Responds to 'Imperialist' Trump 'Stop US Aggression': Venezuela Responds to 'Imperialist' Trump
- August 13, 2017

McMaster. Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said in a tweet that Juan Carlos Caguaripano, the alleged ringleader of the August 6 attack on a military base near Valencia, had been captured. Critics say the body, stacked with Maduro supporters including his wife and son, is a blatant attempt by Maduro to seize further powers for himself. (more...)
Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina and others visit Buhari in London Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina and others visit Buhari in London
- August 13, 2017

Both times, Buhari appointed his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, to act in his stead. "Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge", Adesina quoted the President as saying. "May God reward them", he said in reply to the information that he was being prayed for across the continent. Photos released by the presidency show Buhari standing outdoors, grinning and wearing sunglasses while holding a large " Get well soon " card, with a handful of officials around him in a leafy, residential area. (more...)
S. Korea's military vows retaliation if N. Korea attacks S. Korea's military vows retaliation if N. Korea attacks
- August 13, 2017

The bombers flew out of Andersen Air Force Base in Guam as part of the US Air Force's "continuous bomber presence", according to an Pacific Air Forces spokesman. Navy. The forum members also urged North Korea to comply with obligations stated in the United Nations Security Council resolutions. They threatened US, other countries, and they threaten Guam . (more...)
Trump warns North Korea against making 'overt' threats Trump warns North Korea against making 'overt' threats
- August 13, 2017

And this man will not get away with what he is doing, believe me. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) defended President Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea Thursday, saying the president's comments were meant to put pressure on China. (more...)
Jharkhand forest officials gun down elephant that allegedly killed 15 people Jharkhand forest officials gun down elephant that allegedly killed 15 people
- August 13, 2017

The rocky terrain and thick vegetation and visibility of just 15 feet of Sahibganj district made it impossible for capturing the elephant. After their unsuccessful mission, the Jharkhand government with a team of forest officials chose to shoot the elephant before it killed any more people. (more...)
As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Trump's first tweet Thursday morning was of a garbage online poll that defied the reality that Americans overwhelmingly still wish Obama was president, and if you thought it couldn't get sadder than that, you only had to wait a few hours. (more...)
3 people die, 1 left injured in assault at Long Island home 3 people die, 1 left injured in assault at Long Island home
- August 13, 2017

A fourth woman survived the assault and is hospitalized. Police said Vanderhall then found his mother in the living room and started to bludgeon her with the hammer. 'He went to the garage, he obtained a large hammer.With this hammer, he broke through the basement door'. She was listed to be in a stable condition at a Long Island Hospital. (more...)
US Bomber Takes Off From Guam's Andersen Air Force Base
- August 13, 2017

The naval base is an important outpost for USA fast-attack submarines that are a key means for gathering intelligence in the region, including the Korean peninsula and the South China Sea where China has been building military bases on man-made islands. (more...)
The military option with North Korea is 'locked and loaded,' Trump says The military option with North Korea is 'locked and loaded,' Trump says
- August 13, 2017

Trump dismissed the notion that his administration was delivering mixed messages and said Washington remained open to negotiations. But the Chinese foreign ministry said Mr Xi urged Mr Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation, exercise restraint and seek a political settlement. (more...)

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