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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed 3 settlers to death Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed 3 settlers to death
- August 16, 2017

ICA is a civil-miliary body that is mandated with coordinating Israeli government's dealing with Palestinians in the West Bank, but not Jewish settlers who live in the settlements. After the murder of two police officers near the holy site, which is also revered in Judaism and Christianity, Israeli authorities argued that new security measure such as metal detectors and CCTV cameras were necessary. (more...)
Army Black Hawk Reported Missing off Oahu, Hawaii Army Black Hawk Reported Missing off Oahu, Hawaii
- August 16, 2017

The Coast Guard says two Black Hawk air crews were reportedly training off the island of Oahu at the time. Kaena Point is northwest of Honolulu . Responders are searching for five missing crewmen. The Coast Guard said weather conditions at the search scene included 11 miles per hour winds with 2-foot seas. In the United States of America (USA) crashed military helicopter, 5 people were missing. (more...)
The Story Behind Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee Monument The Story Behind Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee Monument
- August 16, 2017

In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she's ready to tear down all of her city's Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them destroyed. President Trump failed to do so after the tragic Charlottesville protest where a white-supremacist deliberately plowed through, in a speeding auto, a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring several others. (more...)
Abbas Wishes Kim Jong-Un 'Health, Happiness' Amid Nuclear Threats Abbas Wishes Kim Jong-Un 'Health, Happiness' Amid Nuclear Threats
- August 16, 2017

The telegram to North Korea personally wished its leader Kim Jong-Un "health and happiness" amid a U.S. standoff with the rogue state , according to a copy published by the Palestinian state news agency Wafa . Abbas added that he wished "the Korean people continued stability and prosperity; and that the historically friendly relations between Palestine and North Korea and their two peoples will continue to develop and grow". (more...)
Both Bushes condemn bigotry in wake of Charlottesville Both Bushes condemn bigotry in wake of Charlottesville
- August 16, 2017

Lindsey Graham did criticize Trump directly over his comments. They did not mention President Trump by name, but the statement comes days into the current president's struggles to address the clashes between racist protesters and counter-protesters, and the auto attack that left one woman dead. (more...)
1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland 1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland
- August 16, 2017

Police say Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy escaped from the Goldendale Department of Natural Resources fire crew at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Surveillance images were released showing the suspects in Portland on Tuesday. Both were convicted in courts out of Snohomish County. Two other Washington state inmates escaped from a work crew two months ago. A DOC spokesman described their capture as "peaceful" at the time. (more...)
Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh
- August 16, 2017

In the stone-pelting and the reported scuffle, at least six ITBP personnel sustained injuries. China has repeatedly asked India to unilaterally withdraw from the Doklam area, or face the prospect of an escalation. A top government source said the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh has been deteriorating since April. The latest incident comes amid an ongoing dispute between the two sides over a strategic Himalayan plateau thousands of kilometres away where ... (more...)
Turkey asks Germany to probe whereabouts of fugitive coup suspect Turkey asks Germany to probe whereabouts of fugitive coup suspect
- August 16, 2017

Turkish authorities say the men were returning from a trip to the United States where they allegedly met with Gulen, who denies involvement and has condemned the attempted putsch. German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer confirmed that the request had been received and would be reviewed "on the basis of the law", but said it wasn't clear whether Oksuz was actually in Germany. (more...)
Another CEO Leaves Trump's Manufacturing Council Another CEO Leaves Trump's Manufacturing Council
- August 16, 2017

Trump quickly responded by bashing Frazier. "For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place", Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday. Trump has come under savage criticism from nearly everyone except one group for his tepid response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, during which Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman, was murdered by James Alex Fields Jr., a Nazi sympathizer from Maumee, Ohio. (more...)
Firefighters respond to major blaze at Southend Airport Firefighters respond to major blaze at Southend Airport
- August 16, 2017

Firefighters were today battling a huge blaze after an apparent explosion near London Southend Airport. The fire was put out after around an hour and caused no disruption at the airport. An airport spokesperson confirmed firefighters were dealing with an "incident... on the north side of the airfield". In an update provided at 12.40pm, fire chiefs said they have nearly completely extinguished the blaze. (more...)
Japan installs missile interceptors as N Korea's Guam threat looms Japan installs missile interceptors as N Korea's Guam threat looms
- August 16, 2017

China's foreign ministry on Monday reiterated its "suspension for suspension proposal" where North Korea stops its missile tests in exchange for a freeze on military exercises by the US and South Korea, according to the BBC. And he warned that 'if they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly'. In the face of mounting tensions between North Korea and the US, Pyongyang has been slipping deescalatory language into statements about its nuclear posture. (more...)
At NAFTA Kickoff, US, Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement At NAFTA Kickoff, US, Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement
- August 16, 2017

The biggest uncertainty in the NAFTA talks is whether a deal can pass Trump's "America First" test. Trump has constantly blamed NAFTA for shuttering US factories and sending U.S.jobs to low-wage Mexico . But despite that tough talk, he earlier this year said he had decided that instead of "terminating" NAFTA, he would seek to renegotiate it. Trump wants a victory on NAFTA. (more...)
Taiwan launches investigation into blackout that cut power to millions Taiwan launches investigation into blackout that cut power to millions
- August 16, 2017

Taiwan's economy minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering heat. Despite the hiccups, Tsai insists the government will continue to promote decentralized green power generation, saying the blackout increases her determination to follow through with the policy . (more...)
Trump's empathy for white grievance nothing new Trump's empathy for white grievance nothing new
- August 16, 2017

And it's a very very important process to me and it's an important statement". I don't want to compare President Obama and President Trump on these issues because they're different and the scale isn't even remotely the same. Unlike you and - excuse me. He condemned the driver of the auto that killed Heather Heyer . And a national leader for white supremacists at the rally is a man who two years ago barred anti-gay participants from his group events. (more...)
Utah Republicans divided in battle for Chaffetz's House seat Utah Republicans divided in battle for Chaffetz's House seat
- August 16, 2017

You wasted your money", Curtis said. In his victory speech, Curtis credited his campaign for not turning negative. At the election night party, Governor Gary Herbert introduced the Provo Mayor as the party's nominee and Curtis addressed his supporters. (more...)
Lawmakers weigh in on Trump's comments on Charlottesville Lawmakers weigh in on Trump's comments on Charlottesville
- August 16, 2017

David Duke, a former KKK Klansman, and other far-right protagonists revelled in Mr Trump's conclusion, emboldened by the President's criticism of the left. "F$3 rom the day he came down the escalator in the tower that bears his name, Trump consciously poured fuel on the fire". He had just signed a 3,400-word executive order to streamline federal permits, and politely wrapped up prepared remarks. (more...)
India strong enough to defend itself against all threats, says PM Modi India strong enough to defend itself against all threats, says PM Modi
- August 16, 2017

Modi's tweet also read: "When I address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August, I am merely the medium". He said national security was a priority for his government and there would be no soft approach towards terrorists. (more...)
On Independence Day, PM Modi Calls For A Transformed India By 2022 On Independence Day, PM Modi Calls For A Transformed India By 2022
- August 16, 2017

Prime Minister Modi put special emphasis on the New Years' Day 2018, telling Indians that the year will mark the coming of age of a whole generation which will steer India forward. Some of the popular suggestions included the quality of education, Clean India (a campaign by the Modi government to clean the streets, roads, and infrastructure of the country's cities and towns) and digitization as a tool to end corruption. (more...)
Jammu-Kashmir: Army guns down Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari in Pulwama Jammu-Kashmir: Army guns down Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari in Pulwama
- August 16, 2017

One AK 47 rifle, 03 magazines and 54 rounds were seized from the slain terrorist. SSP Pulwama , Chowdhary Aslam, added that a policeman was injured in the clash. "When the vehicle in which Ayub Lelhari was traveling, was signaled to stop, it tried to jump the check post, after which the LeT commander started firing at the security forces", the police said. (more...)
Terror funding case: NIA conducts raids at 12 locations in Jammu & Kashmir Terror funding case: NIA conducts raids at 12 locations in Jammu & Kashmir
- August 16, 2017

Those searched included three close associates of Zahoor Watali, a prominent businessman in Kashmir, who was already under the NIA scanner and has been quizzed by the agency officials earlier. The NIA has arrested a number of separatist leaders, including spokespersons of both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC), two sons and a son in law of HC chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani last month after their questioning in Srinagar . (more...)
Parl answerable for banning Tripura CM's speech: Dy. Assembly Speaker Parl answerable for banning Tripura CM's speech: Dy. Assembly Speaker
- August 16, 2017

Contrary to what media reports, Doordarshan said that there was no attempt to black out the chief minister's speech. Doordarshan withheld the speech having references to "gau raksha" and "attacks on minorities", but aired a live speech of the chief minister given at the Independence Day ceremony held at the Assam Rifles ground in state capital Agartala on Tuesday morning which the CPI (M) claimed was packed in the news bulletin. (more...)
Belle And Sebastian left their drummer behind in a supermarket Belle And Sebastian left their drummer behind in a supermarket
- August 16, 2017

Speaking to The Current , Murdoch explained that the band had last seen their drummer Richard Colburn when they stopped at a Walmart in Dickinson, North Dakota on Monday night, with the rest of the band not noticing that he hadn't returned before their tour bus departed. (more...)
Has $293000 Position in China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (CHL) Has $293000 Position in China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (CHL)
- August 16, 2017

The company has a market cap of $228.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.82 and a beta of 0.30. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 4,709,589 shares of the Wireless communications provider's stock worth $260,111,000 after buying an additional 598,115 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Ex-ambassador 'concerned' over Trump's response to neo-Nazis Ex-ambassador 'concerned' over Trump's response to neo-Nazis
- August 16, 2017

During a combative press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, the president reiterated his belief - first expressed on Saturday after a counter-protester was killed when a vehicle driven by a neo-Nazi plowed into a crowd of anti-racism marchers - that " many sides" were at fault for the deadly turn the weekend's rally took. (more...)
Guam Governor Calls Kim Jong Un A 'Bully', Backs Trump's Rhetoric Guam Governor Calls Kim Jong Un A 'Bully', Backs Trump's Rhetoric
- August 16, 2017

North Korea has developed an intercontinental ballistic missile that can range most of the continental us, as well as nuclear warheads for its new ICBM. According to Trump , it's time that someone stood up for the American citizens, and for the people of other countries. Lieutenant governor Ray Tonorio said: "There doesn't appear to be any indication, based on what we're hearing, that there will be any missiles attacking in the near future or in the distant future". (more...)
Hope Hicks Likely to Be Named Trump's Next White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Likely to Be Named Trump's Next White House Communications Director
- August 16, 2017

A senior White House source told Fox News that Hicks will fill the role until the White House finds a permanent replacement. Hicks has been close by Trump's side since the early days of the campaign and is one of his most trusted staffers. (more...)
Hate crime: 3 CEOs resign from Trump's industry panel Hate crime: 3 CEOs resign from Trump's industry panel
- August 16, 2017

Just hours earlier, President Trump had already responded to the three previous resignations, which occurred on Monday. Scott said on Twitter that it was "the right thing for me to do". Krzanich condemned the white supremacists marching and called out leaders in Washington for seeming "more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them". (more...)
Trump comments 'one of the biggest messes I've ever seen — Fox host Trump comments 'one of the biggest messes I've ever seen — Fox host
- August 16, 2017

Trump has teetered back and forth from first blaming "many sides" for their role in the violence on Saturday, to a direct condemnation of the hate groups on Monday , and then back again to blaming "both sides" on Tuesday. On Monday, he finally specifically condemned Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists, only to later tweet his anger that this was not better received. (more...)
With tensions between US, North Korea easing, what happens next? With tensions between US, North Korea easing, what happens next?
- August 16, 2017

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford boards a helicopter at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, to travel to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea. Moon said North Korea must stop issuing menacing statements and provoking. Even worse for Moon, some U.S. officials have signaled that they'd be willing to tolerate collateral damage in Seoul to protect the American homeland from a nuclear attack. (more...)
Sanctions hurt North Korea but oil cut needed for knock out Sanctions hurt North Korea but oil cut needed for knock out
- August 16, 2017

China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Monday, following through on new United Nations sanctions after U.S. pressure for Beijing to strong arm Pyongyang over its ally's nuclear programme. The move occurred amid rising tensions with the US. His remarks there were a far cry from President Trump's comments over the weekend threatening North Korea with unprecedented fire and fury. (more...)

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