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Sierra Leone floods, mudslides kill at least 21 people Sierra Leone floods, mudslides kill at least 21 people
- August 14, 2017

The AFP news agency is reporting that at least 180 people have been killed. Some bodies have already been retrieved there has so far been no indication of the number of casualties from authorities. Pictures posted by local residents on Twitter showed streets transformed into churning rivers and locals waistdeep in the muddy waters. Flooding is a regular problem in Sierra Leone, where unstable houses are often swept away by torrential rains. (more...)
Amazon issues refunds for potentially phony eclipse glasses Amazon issues refunds for potentially phony eclipse glasses
- August 14, 2017

If you don't have a telephoto zoom lens, try taking landscape shots to capture the environment in the changing light or have a try at human interest photos. At first, AAS said people should look for the ISO 12312-2 label on their glasses, but recent counterfeits have contained that label even though they were not safe, Mashable reported . (more...)
Guam residents warned about nuke blast if North Korea attacks Guam residents warned about nuke blast if North Korea attacks
- August 14, 2017

In an editorial on Saturday, North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said that the USA "finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK". Hertling. "The trip highlights our ironclad commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea in the face of North Korea's provocations and threats", the statement said. (more...)
2 hikers found dead in Mojave Desert 2 hikers found dead in Mojave Desert
- August 14, 2017

A Yorba Linda couple was found dead after getting lost during a hike in the Mojave Desert this weekend, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The couple was spotted about a mile or two east of the trailhead and appeared unresponsive, officials said. They were 100 yards from each other in the open desert with no shade. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt Denies Billing Taxpayer For Personal £44000 Toilet Jeremy Hunt Denies Billing Taxpayer For Personal £44000 Toilet
- August 14, 2017

The bathroom has been built in the Department of Health's new headquarters near Westminster. The department could not give details about plans for a suite, and did not confirm how much it would cost, who it would be for or where it would be located. (more...)
Irish pub in Guam says locals 'mellow' despite North Korea threat
- August 14, 2017

Pyongyang has threatened to launch missiles at the waters near the US territory of Guam in the western Pacific. China is the North's key trading partner and, although neither trusts the other very much, its biggest political buffer against pressure from Washington and its allies. (more...)
Acting Bezeq chairman arrested in bribery, fraud sting Acting Bezeq chairman arrested in bribery, fraud sting
- August 14, 2017

Israel Police have asked to extend the arrest of billionaire Beny Steinmetz for eight days as well as publicist Tal Zilbershtein The Rishon Lezion Magistrates Court is now discussing the matter as well as the remand on the other three men arrested - Bezeq acting chairman David Granot, Adv. (more...)
Obama tweets Mandela quote in response to Charlottesville violence Obama tweets Mandela quote in response to Charlottesville violence
- August 14, 2017

Lee. Captured on video and shared on the internet، the moment a vehicle plowed into the crowd taking part in a counter-protest against white nationalists، shocked the nation. "People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love..." She wrote on Twitter: "My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country". (more...)
Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating N. Korea tensions Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating N. Korea tensions
- August 14, 2017

Public safety officials in Guam have distributed a two-page pamphlet advising island residents how to prepare and react should North Korea follow through on threats to launch a nuclear strike against the USA territory. But officials in Guam, the tiny island territory that Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack , aren't keeping citizens in the dark. On Friday, during a meeting on workforce development at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump reiterated his sharp words ... (more...)
Trump to direct Lighthizer to assess Chinese intellectual property practices Trump to direct Lighthizer to assess Chinese intellectual property practices
- August 14, 2017

Lighthizer will recommend whether an official investigation into trade practices is warranted. If an investigation begins, Washington could seek remedies either through the World Trade Organization or outside of it. "The results are there for all to see". In the midst of a 17-day vacation, Trump plans to leave his New Jersey golf club and return to Washington to sign the order. (more...)
London 2017: Clark claims relay silver London 2017: Clark claims relay silver
- August 14, 2017

The British quartet of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielson, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond picked up silver behind the dominant US squad following on from their Olympic bronze in Rio 2016. UK Sport had set Great Britain a target of winning six to eight medals at the championships but Mo Farah was the only athlete to win an individual medal. (more...)
Jacob Rees-Mogg mulls Tory leadership bid Jacob Rees-Mogg mulls Tory leadership bid
- August 14, 2017

Jacob Rees-Mogg is "sounding out" friends about whether he should enter the race to succeed Theresa May . Friends have suggested he is giving "careful consideration" to his political career. Both the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday carried reports the eccentric North East Somerset MP and treasury select committee member was mulling whether he should toss his hat into the ring. (more...)
Tokyo zoo says its baby giant panda healthy at 2 months old Tokyo zoo says its baby giant panda healthy at 2 months old
- August 14, 2017

Other scenes showed the cub napping, crawling and playing with her mother, Shin Shin. The footage showed the unnamed cub being weighed and measured. The panda's name will be announced in September. The zoo says the panda is healthy, weighing in at just over 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) and measuring 43.9 centimetres (17 inches) long. (more...)
China bans imports from N/Korea — UN Sanctions China bans imports from N/Korea — UN Sanctions
- August 14, 2017

China's Commerce Ministry on Monday issued an order imposing economic sanctions on Nortth Korea so as to force the reclusive country to curb its nuclear weapons programme. Wu visited Pyongyang in February a year ago, urging restraint after North Korea announced a plan to put a satellite into orbit with a long-range rocket. (more...)
Brothers Stabbed, 1 Dies, in Fight Over Parking Spot in Brooklyn: Cops Brothers Stabbed, 1 Dies, in Fight Over Parking Spot in Brooklyn: Cops
- August 14, 2017

Miami Beach police and firefighters responded to the incident Sunday shortly before 3 p.m. Police say the attacker had blocked their driveway, and after the brothers had honked their vehicle horn for some time, the man walked out of his ex-wife's home, and attacked the brothers. (more...)
One Dead Car One Dead Car "Deliberately" Ploughs Into Protesters In Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

The auto crashes into the rear of another vehicle as people are heard screaming. There were "multiple injuries", according to the local Daily Progress newspaper. Shocking video shows the moment a auto speed down a Charlottesville, Va., street, hit a group of protesters and sped off. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. (more...)
Overnight search resumes for teen missing in Merrimack River following crash Overnight search resumes for teen missing in Merrimack River following crash
- August 14, 2017

When the hunt was called off for the night, one distraught man wept as loved ones embraced him before departing the scene. A dispatcher with the Chelmsford Police Department said at approximately 12:30 a.m. Authorities searched the Merrimack throughout the night without any success. It resumed Monday morning. The girl's family and friends are still in shock. (more...)
Man, 23, charged with murder — EAST HARLING MURDER Man, 23, charged with murder — EAST HARLING MURDER
- August 14, 2017

Alexander Palmer, of Dereham Road, Bawdeswell, was charged early this morning according to Norfolk Police. He wore a blue jumper and dark pants, and appeared unshaven with close-cropped dark hair as he sat in a plastic chair. 'We are also searching and forensically examining a number of locations which are linked to the ongoing investigation and you may see officers in other parts of the county'. (more...)
Game of Thrones actor understands new hatred aimed his way Game of Thrones actor understands new hatred aimed his way
- August 14, 2017

Their joy was short lived however, as the Mother of Dragons herself arrived to utterly decimate the Lannister troops in a storm of flame, with her Hand Tyrion watching the assault nearby. He sees him as an underdog like himself", he said. 'There's an element of frustration in terms of how [Bronn's] being used. Another said: "Thank fuck Bronn and Jaime are still alive". (more...)
Mattis, Tillerson make U.S. stance on North Korea more confusing Mattis, Tillerson make U.S. stance on North Korea more confusing
- August 14, 2017

Tillerson and Mattis stressed that Washington is not seeking an excuse to garrison USA troops north of the Demilitarized Zone and has no desire to inflict harm on the long-suffering North Korean people, who are distinct from the hostile regime in Pyongyang. (more...)
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley makes admission certain to please the fans Newcastle owner Mike Ashley makes admission certain to please the fans
- August 14, 2017

The billionaire businessmen purchased Newcastle in 2007 and has frequently been criticised for his handling of the club, a theme that has continued with manager Rafael Benitez frustrated by their inability to land certain transfer targets. "Now the club has to generate its own money". Newcastle are playing in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. (more...)
Vancouver Bus Crash Leaves 4 Seriously Injured Vancouver Bus Crash Leaves 4 Seriously Injured
- August 14, 2017

The bus hit the back of a vehicle. The injured persons are all tourists. The man who died was 49-years-old, a 15-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, and an elderly man is in a serious condition. ORIGINAL: 12:40 p.m. He said he saw fire rescue crews pull three people from under the bus. According to a tweet from BC Emergency Health Services, two patients are in critical condition and two are in serious condition. (more...)
Preemptive strike against North Korea on the table Preemptive strike against North Korea on the table
- August 14, 2017

On Thursday, Pyongyang said it was considering firing four intermediate-range ballistic missiles into waters near Guam in its tit-for-tat rhetoric against the U.S. Well-known American restaurant and hotel chains are a draw, and visitors can say they've been to the United States. Whether or not North Korea follows through with its threat, which is really just an announcement of the intention to create a plan to present to Kim, it has already dealt a severe blow to the US's credibility. (more...)
SUV carrying grill blows up when woman lights cigarette SUV carrying grill blows up when woman lights cigarette
- August 14, 2017

Police said the wife went to light up a cigarette and the SUV exploded. Orlando Police say the husband and wife were driving, with a propane grill burning and its gas supply on. Both people inside the SUV were burned but police said their injuries were not life threatening. Orlando police released photos of the Kia Sorento that showed extensive damage to the SUV with the roof blown out, and the airbags deployed. (more...)
SC to hear Centre's plea over action against Karti Chidambaram SC to hear Centre's plea over action against Karti Chidambaram
- August 14, 2017

Chandrachud. The Apex court also issued a notice to Karti, saying that the latter did not join the probe, and asked him to appear before the CBI. The bench, meanwhile, asked the High Court to decide the petition seeking quashing of the FIR lodged by the CBI. (more...)
Gorakhpur Child deaths: Supreme Court refuses to intervene Gorakhpur Child deaths: Supreme Court refuses to intervene
- August 14, 2017

The court observed that the authorities were handling the situation and the grievances, if any, have to be raised before the high court concerned. Notably, the children in the government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur constituency belonging to CM Yogi Adityanath allegedly died due to the disruption of oxygen supply. (more...)
Now We Know Why Marco Rubio's Security Detail Was Increased Now We Know Why Marco Rubio's Security Detail Was Increased
- August 14, 2017

Rubio assassinated", though it also warned "no specific information regarding an assassination plot against Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio introduces Alex Acosta, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Labor, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017. (more...)
Trump to call for probe of 'unfair' Chinese trade practices Trump to call for probe of 'unfair' Chinese trade practices
- August 14, 2017

The move, which could eventually lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods, comes at a time when Trump has asked China to do more to crack down on North Korea's nuclear missile programme as he threatens possible military action against Pyongyang . (more...)
Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Set To Abdicate And Make Charles King Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Set To Abdicate And Make Charles King
- August 14, 2017

The report comes after Prince Philip , 96, resigned as the Duke of Edinburgh last month. Speaking on Sunrise this morning "Jobbo" went on to explain that the Regent Act means she will be able to step aside, still remain Queen, and Prince Charles would take executive power as prince regent. (more...)
Guam Catholics pray for peace amid North Korean missile threats Guam Catholics pray for peace amid North Korean missile threats
- August 14, 2017

To underline his statement, Tillerson would not back away from an upcoming scheduled refueling stop to North Korea. It also said that the two "reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". in the event of an attack on America soil. There are no air raid drills or cars in camouflage netting as was the case during previous crises. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of global concern ... (more...)

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