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US military Pacific Commander says diplomacy more important on North Korea US military Pacific Commander says diplomacy more important on North Korea
- August 25, 2017

But that hasn't seemed to stop North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from forging ahead with the country's weapons development program. Days ago, North Korea warned that the recent military drills between the USA and South Korea could lead to an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". (more...)
Percent of Americans See Trump as Divider, Poll Finds Percent of Americans See Trump as Divider, Poll Finds
- August 25, 2017

Trump's position was supported by the police chief in Charlottesville, who said there were "mutually combating individuals in the crowd" when fighting broke out on the night of August 11 between torch-bearing right-wing marchers and groups opposed to their presence. (more...)
Oregon Will Wear 'Stomp Out Cancer' Uniforms Designed by Cancer Patients Oregon Will Wear 'Stomp Out Cancer' Uniforms Designed by Cancer Patients
- August 25, 2017

Frank, who's also been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and defensive back Khalil Oliver came up with the jersey and trousers, as well as the slogan, "win the day, win the fight". "We have little hidden images, and a story behind them". "I really think this is the most important uniform that OR has ever worn", said Nike creative director Todd Van Horne in a video released by the school. (more...)
White House blasts Republican senator's 'outrageous' criticism of Trump White House blasts Republican senator's 'outrageous' criticism of Trump
- August 25, 2017

Sanders said we owe it to the men and women, like the master sergeant, who have fought in our name in Afghanistan for 17 years, and to the families who have watched their loved ones go to secure a lasting and honorable outcome to the conflict. (more...)
Pakistan Feels The Heat Under Trump's New War Strategy Pakistan Feels The Heat Under Trump's New War Strategy
- August 25, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned that Pakistan could lose its status as a privileged military ally if Islamabad does not change its approach towards insurgents enjoying safe havens in the country. "India shares these concerns and objectives", External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. Relations between Pakistan and the United States have endured strain during the 16-year war in Afghanistan, especially after Osama bin Laden was killed by USA special forces inside ... (more...)
Tillerson says USA won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan Tillerson says USA won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

President Trump assured us Monday night - repeatedly - that the United States will win the war in Afghanistan . He also singled out Pakistan for harbouring militants in safe havens on its soil. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged that Pakistan's status as a non-NATO ally is now in question. "Let it come", army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters, referring to Trump's decision. (more...)
12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar 12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar
- August 25, 2017

Almost 60 civilian villagers, mostly Muslims who are reportedly close to the authorities, have been murdered in northern Rakhine, and at least 33 more have gone missing or been abducted since October. The government uses the term "Bengali" to describe the stateless Rohingya, because it maintains they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The attacks that began after midnight occurred a few hours after the Rakhine Advisory Commission led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan submitted ... (more...)
Afghanistan calls for peace as United States refuses to pull-out Afghanistan calls for peace as United States refuses to pull-out
- August 25, 2017

He also reaffirmed China's continuing and firm support to Pakistan and vowed to further strengthen all-weather strategic friendship with Pakistan. "They are housing the very terrorists we are fighting", Trump said, noting that the United States gives Pakistan billions of dollars. (more...)
Tony Abbott missed key votes because he was drunk Tony Abbott missed key votes because he was drunk
- August 25, 2017

Mr Turnbull was talking about the incident after it was reported that Mr Abbott had spoken about it in a television interview being broadcast in September. "He has acknowledged it, and that is good". Mr Swan said Mr Abbott was self-indulgent in sleeping through a vote on policy at a time of economic crisis. (more...)
No big names to attend Lalu Yadav's 'mahagathbandan rally' in Patna No big names to attend Lalu Yadav's 'mahagathbandan rally' in Patna
- August 25, 2017

Summary: JD (U ) president Nitish Kumar on Thursday removed party general secretary Javed Raza and secretary Virendra Kumar Bidhuri, loyalists of rebel leader Sharad Yadav , from their posts on the charge of "anti-party activities". "I have invited like-minded leaders from all over the country and majority have consented to attend it, including Mamta Banerjee, Sharad Yadav, Babulal Marandi and Hemant Soren", he added. (more...)
United States to limit visas from 4 nations that won't take deportees United States to limit visas from 4 nations that won't take deportees
- August 25, 2017

So far they do not announced which are the four countries and for which categories of citizens the restrictions will apply. The Washington Times first reported on the decision this week. According to sources, 12 countries are now considered recalcitrant. "We would have nowhere near the number of people in this country who have been ordered deported, but haven't been deported if other administration's had done what Trump has done", Vaughan said. (more...)
Vietnam, Indonesia Make Men's Semis; Women's Play Begins at SEA Games Vietnam, Indonesia Make Men's Semis; Women's Play Begins at SEA Games
- August 25, 2017

Capellan ended his stint in the SEA Games with a 1-3 finish counting his gold in the floor exercise to improve on his 1-0-0 gold-silver-bronze medal performance in 2015. Mei Cing Low scored 12 points for Malaysia. The Thais beat Singapore 3-1 in the semifinals. Gold medals from the usual suspects to the unconventional sports highlighted the Philippines' camapign on Thursday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. (more...)
From Germany: Huddersfield Town loan signing Hadergjonaj unlikely to return to Ingolstadt From Germany: Huddersfield Town loan signing Hadergjonaj unlikely to return to Ingolstadt
- August 25, 2017

The 23-year-old, who made his worldwide debut against Belarus in June, completed his move to David Wagner's side on Thursday. He leaves current side FC Ingolstadt 04, who were relegated from the Bundesliga past year. Hadergjonaj averaged five defensive actions per game in the league last season, while he also provided a significant attacking threat as he created 22 chances for his team-mates. (more...)
U.S. seeking Pakistan's cooperation to resolve Afghan issue U.S. seeking Pakistan's cooperation to resolve Afghan issue
- August 25, 2017

He was talking to US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale, who called on him in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. Army Chief Bajwa further said, "The teamwork, synergy and effort between stakeholders are the key to success to bring this long drawn was in Afghanistan to its logical ending". (more...)
Top Pakistan civil-military brass rejects United States warning Top Pakistan civil-military brass rejects United States warning
- August 25, 2017

The government had earlier given a preliminary response to the policy after a meeting of the federal cabinet. Asif will also keep his commitment to U.S. The committee also pointed towards Indian interference in the internal affairs of neighbouring countries and use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy. (more...)
Trump rightly calls out Pakistan on terrorism
- August 25, 2017

In fact, Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is now on a visit to Beijing, whose own Foreign Office released a statement calling on "the worldwide community [to] fully recognize Pakistan's contributions and great sacrifices made in fight against terrorism". (more...)
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held meeting with Saudi Crown Prince in Jeddah Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held meeting with Saudi Crown Prince in Jeddah
- August 25, 2017

Saudi Arabia's crown prince met senior U.S. officials including presidential adviser Jared Kushner in Jeddah on Tuesday and discussed efforts to bring about peace between the Israelis and Palestinians , Saudi state news agency SPA said. (more...)
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund Getting Very Oversold Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund Getting Very Oversold
- August 25, 2017

The STC indicator fluctuates between 0 and 100. When completing stock analysis, investors and traders may opt to review other technical levels. Cetera Investment Advisers boosted its stake in shares of The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund by 1.3% in the second quarter. (more...)
Majority of Americans Disapprove of Trump's North Korea Policy Majority of Americans Disapprove of Trump's North Korea Policy
- August 25, 2017

Fifty-six percent of registered voters said Trump has not been an effective president, while 39 percent said he had been. By a margin of 60 per cent to 32 per cent, respondents disapproved of Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville, and by a similar margin they rejected the way he has handled race relations, the survey showed. (more...)
The balance sheet of the typhoon Hato getting worse in Macau The balance sheet of the typhoon Hato getting worse in Macau
- August 25, 2017

Legendary actor Chow Yun-Fat has been spotted cleaning up debris from the streets of Hong Kong in the wake of Typhoon Hato. "The city looks like it was just in a war", said one civil servant, who declined to be named as they were not authorized to speak to the media. (more...)
Yay! Tian Tian the giant panda is finally pregnant Yay! Tian Tian the giant panda is finally pregnant
- August 25, 2017

The zoo's statement came after the Edinburgh Evening News obtained correspondence between the zoo and the Scottish government disclosing that Tian Tian had been artificially inseminated and could give birth this week. It can be very difficult to determine whether a panda is pregnant because their fetuses are tiny and hard to detect. See or hear from you soon. Baby pandas weigh about 150g at birth, about the same as an apple. (more...)
Testaverde's son to transfer from Miami Testaverde's son to transfer from Miami
- August 25, 2017

He is the son of former UM All-American quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Vinny Testaverde . Testaverde is the son of former Miami (Fla.) and National Football League quarterback Vinny Testaverde . Testaverde has played in just one college game, that coming for Texas Tech against Texas on November 1, 2014. Allison, a former four-star recruit, landed at West Virginia. (more...)
Auto ploughs into group of cyclists in Brisbane Auto ploughs into group of cyclists in Brisbane
- August 25, 2017

It's understood all cyclists have suffered significant injuries, including one with critical head injuries. Police are now on the scene of the incident trying to ascertain what has happened. Media reports indicate the driver may have been performing a U-turn and been blinded by the sun. Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Matt Davis said it was quite fortunate no-one was killed. (more...)
Syrian Forces, Hezbollah Push Daesh From Syrian-Lebanese Border Crossing Syrian Forces, Hezbollah Push Daesh From Syrian-Lebanese Border Crossing
- August 25, 2017

The Daesh terror group has asked the Syrian Army and its ally Hizbollah to let it withdraw from Syria's border with Lebanon to the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, an official in the pro-Assad military alliance said on Thursday. Islamic State is on the back foot in Iraq and Syria. Iran-backed Shiite Hezbollah and Syrian troops have been fighting to oust Islamic State militants from Syria's western Qalamoun region. (more...)
Amtrak announces end date for 'summer of hell' at Penn Station Amtrak announces end date for 'summer of hell' at Penn Station
- August 25, 2017

Amtrak work at Penn Station is on schedule, and regularly scheduled operations are set to resume Tuesday, Sept. 5, officials announced Thursday. "We thank customers for their patience while we renew the infrastructure at New York Penn Station", said Amtrak co-CEO Wick Moorman. (more...)
$148 million awarded to woman paralyzed in shelter collapse $148 million awarded to woman paralyzed in shelter collapse
- August 25, 2017

It was determined the shelter that injured Tierney had missing bolts, Darden's lawyers said. The city released a statement, saying, "We are disappointed in the jury's verdict and are evaluating our legal options". Much of their case hinged on the life Darden lost. "My mom kept telling me to get up, and I couldn't", she said, according to NBC in Chicago . "You want to fix your child, you want to make it all go away", said Darden's mother Trudy Darden. (more...)
Killing condemned prisoners faster: State high court upholds new law Killing condemned prisoners faster: State high court upholds new law
- August 25, 2017

But in a 5-2 decision, the justices said a provision that put a five-year time limit on appeals by condemned inmates was not mandatory. A divided state Supreme Court said the five-year deadline was advisory, not mandatory. "Proposition 66 will go into effect nearly entirely as written", Scheidegger said. Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, an attorney for opponents of Proposition 66, declined to comment ahead of the ruling. (more...)
Thai ex-PM Yingluck misses verdict, arrest warrant issued Thai ex-PM Yingluck misses verdict, arrest warrant issued
- August 25, 2017

The hearing was postponed to September 27. A Thia court will announce on Friday its verdict in a rice subsidy cases involving the country's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Nevertheless, with fears of a return of the street violence that has erupted regularly over the years, the reason for the signs, to many people in Bangkok, was clear. (more...)
Pakistan urges U.S. to tackle militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan Pakistan urges U.S. to tackle militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

After US president Donald Trump alleged Pakistan of providing support to " terrorists ", Pakistan's foreign office on Tuesday said the "non-resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains the primary obstacle to peace and stability in the region". (more...)
Brazil opens vast national reserve to mining Brazil opens vast national reserve to mining
- August 25, 2017

But activists are concerned that this doesn't really matter, and that any activity within the reserve itself, which will bring in more workers, roads, construction, and pollution, will likely compromise these parts of the forest regardless of whether or not mining is physically taking place within them. (more...)

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