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Friends of 'kidnapped' Chloe Ayling asked to pay ransom Friends of 'kidnapped' Chloe Ayling asked to pay ransom
- August 14, 2017

Ayling initially told police that Herba wouldn't let her leave the house, but when pressed by authorities, she admitted she had gone with him to buy shoes because she felt he was the key to her freedom. "They dragged me to the floor". 'The door closed and before I could go in, a person from behind put a hand on my neck and one over my mouth, keeping me from screaming. (more...)
Make singing Vande Mataram compulsory, says Uddhav Thackeray Make singing Vande Mataram compulsory, says Uddhav Thackeray
- August 14, 2017

Muddin informed that all senior Muslim leaders in India including Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad were proudly singing " Vande Mataram " while an Urdu newspaper named " Vande Mataram " was being published before independence. "It is a good move", said the BJP chief whip in the lower house. "Will BJP remove those ministers from the party who said that a person can not be termed as anti-national if they don't say "Vande Mataram"?" he asked without taking any name. (more...)
Oil tanker overturns on NJ Turnpike, flaming truck shuts down traffic
- August 14, 2017

That's between Exit 4/Route 73 and Exit 5/Mt. Holly. The truck also leaked some of the asphalt. All northbound lanes are now shutdown. Later in the afternoon, state police said the several inner and outer lanes had been reopened in the area of the crash. (more...)
Kenya: Raila Odinga tells supporters to stay at home on Monday Kenya: Raila Odinga tells supporters to stay at home on Monday
- August 14, 2017

The 2007 vote - which worldwide observers said was riddled with irregularities - is notorious as it sparked two months of violence that left 1,100 people dead and 600,000 displaced. "Kenya is a very important country in the southern hemisphere, being the only capital in the developing world to host a United Nations office", Mohammed said. (more...)
Bellaire HS grad injured in crash at violent Virginia rally Bellaire HS grad injured in crash at violent Virginia rally
- August 14, 2017

Since the attacks on Saturday, her mother Erica Chaves has spoken with her and set up a GoFundMe to help with her recovery fees. "I think when fell, I bit my lip", said Romero. The daughter of Colombian immigrants who themselves had participated in JROTC at Lee HS, she was also part of HISD's EMERGE program which identifies the district's highest performing, low income students and guides them to the nation's top colleges and universities. (more...)
Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man during a traffic stop Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man during a traffic stop
- August 14, 2017

Authorities tell FOX 5 a lookout was issued out of Stephens County for a man driving a Ford Explorer who investigators said held an elderly woman at gunpoint while trying to take her vehicle from a nursing center in Toccoa at around 8:30 Sunday morning. (more...)
Newspaper: Chinese vice premier to attend Independence celebrations Newspaper: Chinese vice premier to attend Independence celebrations
- August 14, 2017

Later in the day, the president, prime minister, Chinese vice premier, chairman Senate and speaker National Assembly will lay a floral wreath on the memorial of forgotten heroes of democracy inside the Parliament. His visit on the country's important milestone is a reflection of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China. Ambassador Khalid said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative heralded prosperity for our ... (more...)
Blaine Fire rages in Riverside County, mandatory evacuations ordered Blaine Fire rages in Riverside County, mandatory evacuations ordered
- August 14, 2017

The evacuation order was lifted by around 9:30 p.m.as the blaze was estimated at 30 percent containment. A billowing smoke cloud is visible between Riverside and Moreno Valley. The fire first brought a response by Riverside Fire Department but county fire is taking the lead. The story is developing. Refresh for updates. We'll have the latest details live on the NBC4 News at 6. (more...)
Pete Souza thinks it's time Twitter bans Donald Trump
- August 14, 2017

Souza joins an ever-increasing group of individuals calling for the president to either stop tweeting or be pulled off the platform, a group that includes Trump's own voters and an overwhelming majority of American citizens. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" Trump proceeded to retweet U.S. Pacific Command's photos of its fight bombers. The polls are based on phone and online surveys for 500 likely voters a night, and the daily number reflects a three-day rolling average. (more...)
Gold steady near 2-month highs on N. Korea tensions Gold steady near 2-month highs on N. Korea tensions
- August 14, 2017

The S&P 500 dropped the most since May and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS lost 1.1 percent in its third straight day of declines, as it pulled further back from all-time highs. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index (.FTEU3) lost 1.11 percent. South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to an 11-1/2-week low, but its losses for the week are a relatively modest 3.2 percent. (more...)
Secretary Mattis says USA is 'ready' to counter North Korean threat
- August 14, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis said on Thursday that the country's military is "ready" to counter the threat from North Korea. In Mattis' statement , he urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and stop isolating itself from the rest of the world. (more...)
Egypt's railway head resigns after deadly crash Egypt's railway head resigns after deadly crash
- August 14, 2017

The stationary train had just arrived from Port Said, a Mediterranean city on the northern tip of the Suez Canal, when it was hit. The prosecutors ordered the two drivers be detained and given drugs tests pending the results of a probe into the causes of the crash. (more...)
CIA director: 'No intelligence' to suggest USA on cusp of nuclear war CIA director: 'No intelligence' to suggest USA on cusp of nuclear war
- August 14, 2017

Senior U.S. national security officials say a military confrontation with North Korea's isn't imminent. Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the USA leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States. (more...)
Beach Patrol takes Arlington Millon Beach Patrol takes Arlington Millon
- August 14, 2017

The idea of a fun family trip was the tipping point in his decision to choose to attend Arlington over Saratoga Race Course in NY. Kumin, founder of Wall Street hedge fund Folger Hill, said he was glad he chose to come to Arlington for the race. (more...)
About 200 military diplomats to attend Army Games closing ceremony near Moscow About 200 military diplomats to attend Army Games closing ceremony near Moscow
- August 14, 2017

Attending the closing ceremony of the Games at Alabino range, Defence Minister General-colonel Saken Zhassuzakov noted the event's content and scale, as well as their role as a new symbol of friendship, worldwide cooperation, peace, and solidarity. (more...)
Beijing slams United States 'freedom of navigation' exercises in South China Sea Beijing slams United States 'freedom of navigation' exercises in South China Sea
- August 14, 2017

On Thursday, the US Navy's USS John S. McCain warship sailed within 12 miles of Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly chain in the South China Sea. U.S. The United States has said that it would like to see more worldwide participation in freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea. "We told them we are a USA [ship] conducting routine operations in global waters". (more...)
Watch Out for Fake Eclipse Glasses Watch Out for Fake Eclipse Glasses
- August 14, 2017

A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available for visitors to use but they encourage you to purchase your own eclipse glasses prior to the event. If your glasses have the logo, it means they have been verified by an accredited testing lab and they meet the necessary safety standards. Sales of eclipse glasses have been hot ahead of the August 21 event, when the moon will pass in front of the sun, completely blotting it out for those along a 70-mile-wide corridor stretching across the ... (more...)
Moon to meet top US military officer Monday Moon to meet top US military officer Monday
- August 14, 2017

Pyongyang identified three of those areas - Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures - in its statement last week. He did not elaborate. Commenting on the war of words between the U.S. President Trump responded by escalating the rhetoric. German Chancellor Angela Merkel described escalation as "the wrong answer", while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Trump's statements were "very worrying". (more...)
Trump Retweets Story With Classified NKorea Info Trump Retweets Story With Classified NKorea Info
- August 14, 2017

The story from Fox News reports that despite us efforts to halt North Korean missile tests the country deployed more missiles in the past few days, showing the country has no intention of stopping it's nuclear testing. Early Wednesday morning, the U.S. Last month the country tested two ICBMs, one of which Kim Jong Un bragged could reach the "whole USA mainland". The last thing China wants is Japan and South Korea seriously mulling whether they should go nuclear to defend themselves. (more...)
Mattis: US Wants Diplomatic Solution With N. Korea Mattis: US Wants Diplomatic Solution With N. Korea
- August 14, 2017

He also pointed out that the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously last week to sanction North Korea, and label its bellicose statements a "threat to the world's community". War would, to Mattis, of course be tragic. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date. The Pentagon chief on Wednesday issued a carefully worded statement telling North Korea it would be "grossly" outmatched in any conflict with the U.S., and warning Pyongyang to stop ... (more...)
Mossad chief: Iran increasing presence in former ISIS strongholds Mossad chief: Iran increasing presence in former ISIS strongholds
- August 14, 2017

One senior official who attended the meeting told Walla that Iran topped the agenda. He went on to say that according to the law, the Iranian administration is obliged to monitor the USA government's anti-Iran measures and counteract them accordingly. (more...)
Local group holding solidarity vigil for Charlottesville victims Local group holding solidarity vigil for Charlottesville victims
- August 14, 2017

The New Orleans vigil aimed to show solidarity with other grieving activists, particularly in Charlottesville, but also groups from neighboring states and Washington D.C. It is being organized by the Sacramento Area Congregations Together, Sacramento Central Labor Council and Indivisible, a national group that opposes the Trump administration. (more...)
Lazio beat Juventus 3-2 in dramatic Italian Super Cup Lazio beat Juventus 3-2 in dramatic Italian Super Cup
- August 14, 2017

La Joya's late brace looked as if it was going to force extra time after coming back from 2-0 down, but Alessandro Murgia snatched the victor for 3-2 in stoppages. It was really an ugly performance and we lost the first objective of the season. Juventus, the Champions League runners-up, were on the front foot at the start at the Olympic Stadium and could have been ahead inside the first five minutes. (more...)
'Largest' flag hoisted at Wagah to bring in Pakistan's 70th I-Day 'Largest' flag hoisted at Wagah to bring in Pakistan's 70th I-Day
- August 14, 2017

The flag, made entirely in Pakistan , is 120 feet by 80 feet in size, making it world's eighth largest one. Kicking off the festivities of the Independence Day across the country, Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Bajwa said that Pakistan is on the right path, which is the path of the rule of law and the constitution. All institutions are working properly. He further said that Pakistan made vast sacrfices in war on terrorism, and the Pakistan Army is much aware of all internal and external threats. (more...)
Trump White House to look into China's trade practices Trump White House to look into China's trade practices
- August 14, 2017

A White House communications staffer declined to confirm or deny the report on Saturday, instead pointing to a statement released by the White House on Friday describing the phone call. The Chinese policies of an American company to enter into a join venture with a Chinese company to do business is "not fair", the official said. The measure would seek to address what the USA business community has described as flagrant trade violations by China, which employs a variety of rules and practices ... (more...)
State Police Helicopter Pilots Killed En Route To Fatal Virginia Car Crash State Police Helicopter Pilots Killed En Route To Fatal Virginia Car Crash
- August 14, 2017

Earlier in the day, a auto plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town, killing one person and hurting at least two dozen more. Without directly mentioning the Charlottesville incident, the US President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the hate and violence after the state of Virginia declared the emergency. (more...)
Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday
- August 14, 2017

More than 60 Democratic lawmakers have expressed their "profound concern" over US President Donald Trump's threatening rhetoric about North Korea, insisting that any military attack "must be debated and authorized by Congress". Xi urged both sides not to do anything that would aggravate tensions. Trump will make a day trip to Washington , D.C., on Monday, briefly interrupting his 17-day August working vacation, a White House official said on Friday. (more...)
Boy, 12, dies in Adelaide house fire Boy, 12, dies in Adelaide house fire
- August 14, 2017

Fire services were called to the single-storey property in Netherby just before 3:30am this morning to find the house ablaze with people caught inside. "(It) was very challenging for fire crews, very complex incident", Commander Rainer Kiessling said. The students were eventually safely evacuated. (more...)
Seventeen killed, eight wounded in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant: minister Seventeen killed, eight wounded in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant: minister
- August 14, 2017

Three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside Hotel Bravia and the Aziz Istanbul Restaurant, witnesses were quoted as saying, the BBC reports. One soldier had said there were hostages on the first and second floor of the two-storey building housing the Turkish restaurant. Gunmen attacked a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou this morning and gunfire could be heard as security forces deployed to the scene, a Reuters witness said. (more...)
Danish police say no body found inside sunken submarine Danish police say no body found inside sunken submarine
- August 14, 2017

Police searched it late on Saturday and early yesterday. "The sub has been searched and there is nobody on board - neither dead nor alive", Copenhagen police homicide chief Jens Moller told reporters. Police gave no other information on why they thought the Nautilus was deliberately sunk, but it contradicts Mr Madsen's explanation that there was a technical fault. (more...)