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Sonia calls opposition meeting on Friday, Sharad invited Sonia calls opposition meeting on Friday, Sharad invited
- August 13, 2017

Calling upon the party's state leaders and cadres to work together with unity, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the party would win the assembly election in the state due in April-May 2018. Apart from NCP, M Jose of Kerala Congress (Mani) excused himself from the meeting as he had a party programme on Friday. "Pawar told me he has been unwell... (more...)
Jamaica Teammates Blame London Organisers For Usain Bolt's Injury Jamaica Teammates Blame London Organisers For Usain Bolt's Injury
- August 13, 2017

To be holding us so long, it was atrocious. Mo Farah's lengthy lap of honour and two medal presentation ceremonies were responsible for the postponement which, according to the second Jamaican runner, Julian Forte , may have resulted in Bolt's muscles being too cold come race time. (more...)
Asean stresses South China Sea restraint Asean stresses South China Sea restraint
- August 13, 2017

USA criticism of Duterte's bloody war on drugs under President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, damaged relations between the long-standing allies. The worry for China is that Singapore has long-standing defence relationships with the United States and its allies, although the city-state says it is equally friendly with Beijing. (more...)
Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam
- August 13, 2017

If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly - in a concrete structure, preferably underground - and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat ". (more...)
Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence
- August 13, 2017

There were among several slaps against the president lodged by those in Trump's own party, including Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who noted that "My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home". (more...)
3.5m North Koreans request to enlist in Army
- August 13, 2017

Pyongyang then said that it was considering attacking the US Pacific island territory of Guam . It follows the announcement that North Korea had miniaturised a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the mainland US. A separate KCNA report said that rallies of youth, workers and trade union members took place at the Youth Park Open-Air Theater and the compound of the Monument to Party Founding on Friday to express their "absolute" support for their government's statement, which categorically ... (more...)
Gorakhpur : 48 hours 30 lives lost in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Gorakhpur : 48 hours 30 lives lost in Baba Raghav Das Medical College
- August 13, 2017

Most of the deaths were of children admitted to the neonatal and encephalitis wards. Earlier in the day, Congress delegation paid a visit to Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College to get a first hand knowledge of the incident. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued a statement on Sunday stating that the lack of negligence on the part of the Uttar Pradesh Government and authorities of public health is unacceptable. (more...)
Bishop meets Duterte during ASEAN forum Bishop meets Duterte during ASEAN forum
- August 13, 2017

In what is widely seen as a victory for Beijing yesterday (Sunday, August 6) Asean members declined to say in their joint statement that the code of conduct with China would be "legally binding ". The U.S. military has a long-standing position that its operations are carried out throughout the world, including in areas claimed by allies, and they are separate from political considerations. (more...)
China prepared to pay the price of North Korea sanctions - foreign minister China prepared to pay the price of North Korea sanctions - foreign minister
- August 13, 2017

The White House praised China's move to join a unanimous U.N. Security Council resolution slapping new sanctions that could cut off about one-third of the North's roughly $3 billion in annual exports. The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote Saturday on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program. (more...)
USA tourist punched for drunken Nazi salute in Germany USA tourist punched for drunken Nazi salute in Germany
- August 13, 2017

Dresden police would not give the Americans name or hometown for privacy reasons. The district is known to be a liberal part of the town and a popular meeting spot for students. Free expression is only a right until it threatens the safety of other people. Earlier this month, two Chinese tourists were arrested and charged after photographing themselves doing Nazi salutes in front of the Reichstag in Berlin. (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci defends brief White House stay in interview Anthony Scaramucci defends brief White House stay in interview
- August 13, 2017

Additionally, Kelly should present the president a primer on one bedrock Marine leadership principle: know yourself and seek self-improvement. And McMaster delivered another vague reply, "I believe anyone that works in the White House who has the privilege, the great privilege every day, of serving their nation should be motivated by that goal". (more...)
Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war?
- August 13, 2017

The Labour leader's warning comes after he called on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to hold direct talks " in the interest of sanity ". Meanwhile, James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, said he feared the president's rhetoric could "spiral" out of control into a global conflict. (more...)
Lacazette should aim to emulate Ibrahimovic, says Wenger Lacazette should aim to emulate Ibrahimovic, says Wenger
- August 13, 2017

Central midfielders Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka were nervous on the ball and slack in possession to gift Leicester the ball in unsafe positions time and time again. The Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester will be broadcast live on NBCSN. "I created, with me not deciding, a lack of clarity in the dressing room and there is nothing worse than that in the dressing room". (more...)
CIA Chief: Not Surprising If N. Korea Tests Another Missile CIA Chief: Not Surprising If N. Korea Tests Another Missile
- August 13, 2017

Pacific island of Guam, 3,500 km (2,175 miles) away. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there is no "imminent" threat of North Korea attacking the US with a nuclear weapon, but he still expects the country to continue developing its missile program even as other countries call on it to stop. (more...)
Arab coalition asks United Nations to help re-open Sanaa airport Arab coalition asks United Nations to help re-open Sanaa airport
- August 13, 2017

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition backing the government against Iran-backed Huthi rebels, said it "suffered a technical defect while returning from an operation in Yemen". Current death toll is more than 10.000 people, while humanitarian disaster escalated with a starvation and the cholera outbreak of more than 300.000 recorded cases of infection. (more...)
Mattis says United States wants diplomatic solution for N. Korea Mattis says United States wants diplomatic solution for N. Korea
- August 13, 2017

And while Mattis warned on Wednesday that North Korea would be "grossly overmatched" by the US and its allies if a military conflict were to break out, some senior administration officials have provided a counterpoint to the President's more inflammatory rhetoric. (more...)
Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacy Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacy
- August 13, 2017

Scaramucci had served less than two weeks in Trump's administration. The power struggle between McMaster's camp and the White House's more nationalist faction, led by chief strategist Steve Bannon , was highlighted in a memo obtained by Foreign Policy. (more...)
United Kingdom aims to spur on European Union exit negotiations United Kingdom aims to spur on European Union exit negotiations
- August 13, 2017

But in a show of strength after a summer dominated by cabinet splits , Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Development Secretary Liam Fox announced there will be a transitional period when Britain finally leaves the UK. The Sunday Telegraph reported that Britain was seeking a "Schengen area" between Britain and Ireland, which would allow free movement of people and a "light-touch customs regime " across the border of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. (more...)
Mash The Gas: NASCAR Michigan Preview
- August 13, 2017

Michgian's wide track fits Kyle Larson's style perfectly as he is known to use every inch of a racetrack in search of the fastest groove. Including this race , there are just four races remaining until the Chase for the Monster Energy Cup begins, and there are still numerous drivers without a win, with one of the more notable ones being Dale Earnhardt Jr . (more...)
White House: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron on growing North Korea's threat White House: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron on growing North Korea's threat
- August 13, 2017

Trump, who is on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, said Friday that he planned to be in Washington on Monday "for a very important meeting'" and "we're going to have a pretty big press conference". "At present, relevant parties should exercise restraint and avoid words and actions that would escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula", Xi said, according to the statement provided by China's government. (more...)
Trump discusses North Korea with France's Macron
- August 13, 2017

The White House says that Trump " in a phone call Friday to President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) " saluted Xi for China's United Nations vote to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea . On Friday, the Defense Ministry said it was deploying four of Japan's surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles. (more...)
Charlottesville Authorities Give Police Chief Right to Restrict Movement in City
- August 13, 2017

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested. Officials say one person was killed and at least 26 were treated at local hospitals. He did not provide details. The violence began in Charlottesville after white nationalists who planned a "Unite the Right" rally clashed with counter protesters at the Emancipation park. (more...)
Partial lunar eclipse set to occur on August 7, 2017 Partial lunar eclipse set to occur on August 7, 2017
- August 13, 2017

An eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017, seems to be what everyone is eager to see. And, some other third-party sellers on the site are giving vague estimates as to when the glasses will arrive or be back in stock, meaning they could arrive before or after the eclipse. (more...)
North Korea tensions send dollar to eight-week low vs yen North Korea tensions send dollar to eight-week low vs yen
- August 13, 2017

The MSCI World index slipped 0.15 percent, extending Thursday's 1.1 percent drop, its biggest one-day slide since May 17. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday but the yen powered on, hitting an eight-week high of 108.91 yen to the dollar, adding to its biggest weekly gain since May. (more...)
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...)

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