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China agrees to withdraw soldiers from Doklam China agrees to withdraw soldiers from Doklam
- August 28, 2017

This has been depsite the continued rhetoric from China, and espcecially its state-backed media. In a statement, the MEA said, "In recent weeks, India and China have maintained diplomatic communication in respect of the incident at Doklam. (more...)
Pakistan PM Abbasi inaugurates second LNG terminal at Karachi port Pakistan PM Abbasi inaugurates second LNG terminal at Karachi port
- August 28, 2017

Expressing his confidence, the prime minister said Pakistan energy issues would be resolved soon and termed the inauguration of the terminal a great success in the right direction. Abbasi said with a capacity to inject 600 mmscfd of LNG in the system, the terminal has emerged as the single largest gas source in Pakistan. The second LNG Terminal would start working in November, while three more such terminals would also be built with the support of the private sector. (more...)
Trump hits Harvey, NAFTA and border wall in wide-ranging morning of tweets Trump hits Harvey, NAFTA and border wall in wide-ranging morning of tweets
- August 28, 2017

The tweet echoed statements he made to an Arizona rally Tuesday night, where he also vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he added was "one of the worst deals that anyone in history has ever been into". The House included $1.6 billion to start construction of a section of wall in a package of spending bills for the next fiscal year that passed in the House in July, but the Senate hasn't acted on it yet. (more...)
Did Diana's death change royal media relations? Did Diana's death change royal media relations?
- August 28, 2017

What really happened to the People's Princess? She died tragically in a vehicle crash in Paris one year later. While her death did not pass unseen, as I understand the life and legacy of Mother Teresa, especially her spirituality, she would have preferred that she could have been buried quietly, leaving nothing behind of herself, only her good works. (more...)
UN Secretary-General António Guterres lands in Israel
- August 28, 2017

Yesterday (Sunday), UN Secretary-General António Guterres landed in Israel for his first visit in the Middle East since entering office. Guterres is in Israel for a three-day stay that will include meetings with senior Israeli officials in Jerusalem and Palestinian officials in the West Bank, as well as a stop in the Gaza Strip, where the United Nations runs a major Palestinian aid program. (more...)
The Can't-Miss Looks from the 2017 MTV VMAs
- August 28, 2017

After his band Bleachers performed an electric set during the awards pre-show entertainment, the tired guitarist sat back in his seat for a fruit break. Jack, who worked with other singers like Sara Bareilles and Troye Sivan, is credited for co-writing three songs in Taylor's fifth album, 1989 . After Taylor Swift released her Kanye West call-out jam " Look What You Made Me Do " last week, we all knew the VMAs would be a very shady affair. (more...)
Woman killed in northeast Charlotte crash involving CMPD officer
- August 28, 2017

Saturday. This is the second fatal crash involving a CMPD officer in as many months. The officer involved is Wraith Muhammad, 40. and was off-duty in a marked patrol vehicle, police say. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police said Muhammad crashed into the driver's side of the Honda after McCorkle entered the intersection of West Sugar Creek Road and Sofley Road. (more...)
Trump Threatens Govt Shutdown to Secure Funds to Build the Wall Trump Threatens Govt Shutdown to Secure Funds to Build the Wall
- August 28, 2017

He went on to say he will visit Texas "as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption". "The focus must be life and safety". Mexico ended the statement by offering support to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey , adding: 'The government of Mexico takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States for the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. (more...)
Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan
- August 28, 2017

Kim expressed "great satisfaction" at the success of the contest, the agency said. According to the USA military, two of the missiles failed while in flight and the third blew up "almost immediately" after being launched. Today's missiles launches, though failed, reignite the possibility of increasing tensions in the peninsula.They come during a joint military exercise between the US and South Korea. (more...)
North Korea fires projectiles into sea
- August 28, 2017

These current tests follow a relative calm period in the tensions between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who threated to attack the US island territory of Guam, a threat which he later retracted. But earlier this week the rhetoric appeared to be cooling - at least on the American side - as Trump expressed optimism about North Korea on Tuesday, saying of leader Kim Jong Un , "I respect the fact that he is starting to respect us". (more...)
North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea
- August 28, 2017

However, the U.S. Pacific Command said the projectiles were apparently ballistic missiles. The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that two of the North's missiles failed in flight after an unspecified distance, and another appeared to have blown up immediately. (more...)
USA says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch USA says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 28, 2017

In Seoul, officials said on Friday South Korea is poised to complete the instalment of a USA missile shield next week. The launch was said to be of Scud-type ballistic missiles, with a range of 300 or more kilometres, Yonhap reported. "The situation could escalate at any moment". The US also successfully lobbied the UN earlier this month for sanctions on North Korea that are expected to cut the reclusive nation's export revenues by a third. (more...)
North Korea launches another missile into sea
- August 28, 2017

The first and third missiles "failed in flight" and the second missile launch "appears to have blown up nearly immediately", reported CNN, citing the US Pacific Command spokesperson Cmdr. "The firing of any ballistic missile is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions", Tillerson told Fox News Sunday. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment about the Saturday launches. (more...)
Augusta's Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle deployed to Louisiana Augusta's Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle deployed to Louisiana
- August 28, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control has prepared two 250-bed Federal Medical Stations in Baton Rouge, La., which are prepared to be deployed to other locations, according to HHS. Hundreds if not thousands of people will return to find their lives and livelihoods upended, but there are plenty of organizations on the ground to help those victims rebuild. (more...)
Coast Guard Rescues 32 People as Harvey Churns Texas Waters Coast Guard Rescues 32 People as Harvey Churns Texas Waters
- August 28, 2017

Hahn also says that since Corpus Christi is the third largest petrochemical port in the nation, there is the potential for chemical and crude oil spills, so they'll be watching for that, according to the AP. Equipment used by the Coast Guard included two MH-65 helicopters, the Times reported. A Coast Guard official says helicopters rescued 18 people from boats and barges that were in distress because of Harvey, according to the Associated Press. (more...)
Houston Mayor Defends His Decision to Not Order Evacuations Ahead of Harvey Houston Mayor Defends His Decision to Not Order Evacuations Ahead of Harvey
- August 28, 2017

The mayor of Rockport said the coastal city had been hit "right on the nose" by hurricane-force winds, with roads strewn with downed trees, and telephone poles and trailer park homes were ripped apart. 'What's important is that everybody work together to ensure that we are going to, first, save lives and, second, help people across the state rebuild'. (more...)
Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey
- August 28, 2017

She says people who have the time to help can sign up to be deployed and work at the shelters. David Hendrix with our local Red Cross chapter says they now have four volunteers in the Louisiana area that saw the destruction from Harvey. Here's a link to the National ARC website , where you can make a much appreciated donation. "If you are trained and available.they would love to have you in Texas". (more...)
How to Help the Red Cross Respond to Harvey How to Help the Red Cross Respond to Harvey
- August 28, 2017

The Red Cross now has 24 shelters in place in Texas and Louisiana, and 40 more are on standby. More Hawai'i volunteers are on standby to possibly deploy. "People have no homes, no cars, they lost all their property, pictures", says the 26-year-old, "You can come down there, help out". The Red Cross has enough shelter supplies in Texas to support 28,000 people and enough supplies on the way for an additional 22,000 people. (more...)
North Korea fires several missiles into sea North Korea fires several missiles into sea
- August 28, 2017

Two of the missiles flew about 150 miles while the other one appears to have blown up nearly instantly. But the distance of 150 miles was far enough to reach major South Korean and American military bases, reports The New York Times . North Korea is facing its worst starvation in decades as Kim Jong-un obsesses over his nuclear program, it has been claimed . Washington has repeatedly urged China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in Pyongyang. (more...)
China Bans New Business with North Korea China Bans New Business with North Korea
- August 28, 2017

North Korea's latest test comes at the same time as US and South Korean forces participate in joint military exercises on the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Kangwon province, the US Pacific Command said. (more...)
Goa bypoll results: Manohar Parrikar wins Panaji assembly constituency Goa bypoll results: Manohar Parrikar wins Panaji assembly constituency
- August 28, 2017

Prior to being appointed Goa chief minister, Manohar Parrikar was in the central government, serving as union defence minister. RS Gaonkar won 316 votes while 454 were NOTA. "It would be an embarrassment of an epic scale, to say the least, if Parrikar loses". AAP's Ram Chander took a lead of 339 votes over Congress's Surender Kumar in 8th round of counting. (more...)
Dipak Misra sworn in as chief justice of India Dipak Misra sworn in as chief justice of India
- August 28, 2017

Justice Misra helmed the bench which upheld the death penalty of the four convicts accused in the December 2012 Delhi gangrape. He was elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 10th October 2011. He was appointed as an additional judge of the Orissa High Court in 1996, and transferred to Madhya Pradesh a year later. As per the established practice, Chief Justice Khehar had had last month recommended Justice Misra's elevation as his successor. (more...)
Justice Dipak Mishra takes oath as the 45th Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Mishra takes oath as the 45th Chief Justice of India
- August 28, 2017

Justice Dipak Misra will be sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of India on Monday, as the tenure of Justice J.S. Khehar comes to an end. "Justice J S Khehar is a man with democratic attitude". On October 10, 2011, Misra was appointed to the Supreme Court . He became permanent Judge on 19th December 1997. He will be the third person from Odisha to be appointed the Chief Justice of India, after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik. (more...)
Body of missing Fargo woman found in Red River Body of missing Fargo woman found in Red River
- August 28, 2017

Savanna Greywind, of Fargo, N.D., was last seen at her apartment August 19. Police arrested a man and a woman from that building Thursday after discovering the woman with what is beleived to be Greywind's baby. He said about an hour later, her body was identified. They were both arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, a class A felony, according to Fargo police. (more...)
Christie Calls Trump's Charlottesville Comments 'a Mistake' Christie Calls Trump's Charlottesville Comments 'a Mistake'
- August 28, 2017

He added: "How much longer does the country have to, to borrow a phrase, endure this nightmare?" And he defended himself by misrepresenting what he'd said about the Charlottesville violence in the first place. His original statements, however, speak for themselves. Democrats and fellow Republicans had denounced Trump for placing blame for the Charlottesville violence on " both sides ". (more...)
"Une trahison de l'esprit européen" — Travailleurs détachés
- August 28, 2017

Tout a commencé un peu plus tôt, ce 25 août 2017 , alors qu'Emmanuel Macron , accusait sans ambages les dirigeants polonais d'isoler leur peuple du reste de l'Union européenne . La Pologne est le pays européen qui profite le plus de cette directive: environ 500 000 Polonais en bénéficient. La Roumanie et la Bulgarie faisait clairement partie des Etats les plus soutenus par la France au moment de l'élargissement, même si les relations ont pu être distendues depuis. (more...)
United Nations envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North Korea United Nations envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North Korea
- August 28, 2017

On Tuesday, the US Department of the Treasury sanctioned several Chinese and Russian individuals and companies that it believes to be involved in business with North Korea. The sanctions unveiled Tuesday effectively block those targeted from accessing much of the global financial system and freeze any US assets as well. (more...)
North Carolina Red Cross volunteers to head to Texas North Carolina Red Cross volunteers to head to Texas
- August 28, 2017

Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane along the Texas Gulf Coast with over 100 miles per hour winds, and heavy rain that caused devastating floods. Locally, there are things our community can do to help those in Texas. Jane Troncone of the Red Cross says, "It's basic necessities for us. We begin to help with personal belongings". (more...)
Tight security in Rohtak ahead of Dera chief sentencing; curfew in Sirsa Tight security in Rohtak ahead of Dera chief sentencing; curfew in Sirsa
- August 28, 2017

Sirsa: Army has no immediate plan of entering Dera Sacha Sauda sect headquarters here and it is focusing on maintaining law and order in the wake of violence triggered by the rape conviction of sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim , a top officer said on Saturday. (more...)
Flash flood emergency in Houston area Flash flood emergency in Houston area
- August 28, 2017

Desperate flood victims trapped in their homes are taking to Twitter to plead for help . He said damage was in "the billions of dollars" and there had been 1,000 water rescues. "Emergency lines are at breaking point", said Robbins. Trump adds that: " Many people are now saying that this is the worst storm/hurricane they have ever seen". (more...)

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