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Assad offers Eid prayers near area seized from IS Assad offers Eid prayers near area seized from IS
- September 02, 2017

A commander in the pro-Syrian government military alliance said the convoy had headed north towards the town of Sukhna on Thursday after being halted in the desert and would try to reach Deir al-Zor province, close to the border with Iraq. The French foreign minister wouldn't be drawn into the timing of Assad's departure, but said he couldn't stay on at the end of the process. Hijab claimed that up to 5,000 Sunni opposition forces would be ready to join the USA and the SDF in liberating Deir ... (more...)
Virginia State Police urging drivers to #Drive2SaveLives during Labor Day weekend Virginia State Police urging drivers to #Drive2SaveLives during Labor Day weekend
- September 02, 2017

Terry McAuliffe's office. McAuliffe was joined by officials from WRAP, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and AAA Mid-Atlantic at the Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond on Thursday. Prescott Valley Police, Prescott Police, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, and Yavapai Prescott Tribal Police with take part in the detail, which begins Friday, Sept. (more...)
MQM's Khawaja Izharul Hassan survives assassination attempt MQM's Khawaja Izharul Hassan survives assassination attempt
- September 02, 2017

At least four others were wounded. Another MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari cites eye-witnesses as saying that the attackers donned a police uniform. Hasan was greeting people after Eid al-Adha prayers when gunmen struck in a north Karachi neighborhood. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for 5-month-old baby abducted from Fresno Amber Alert issued for 5-month-old baby abducted from Fresno
- September 02, 2017

Missing are 13 year old Michael Brummett and his twin sister Mikayla Brummett, 12 year old Kaleb Brummett and 7 year old Miley Brummett. The children, according to the report, were last seen in a white 4-door Chevy Cavalier with no license plates, rust on the driver's side wheel well and a dent on the trunk. (more...)
Mattis: Still room for diplomatic solution with North Korea
- September 02, 2017

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday ahead of a meeting with his South Korean counterpart that the United States is never ruling out a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis. Pacific Command said. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive and one of the most controversial weapons systems in United States history, is held out as "the cornerstone" of USA defense in the Pacific. (more...)
Trump agree with S.Korea Moon on revising bilateral missile treaty Trump agree with S.Korea Moon on revising bilateral missile treaty
- September 02, 2017

The South wants to raise the missile cap to boost its defences against the reclusive North, which is pursuing missile and nuclear weapons programmes in defiance of worldwide warnings and United Nations sanctions. The two leaders pledged to continue to apply strong diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea and to make all necessary preparations to defend against the growing threat by the North, the White House said. (more...)
Trump aide Keith Schiller intends to leave White House, sources say Trump aide Keith Schiller intends to leave White House, sources say
- September 02, 2017

He now serves in the White House as director of Oval Office operations. CNN reports that schiller's reason for leaving is financial. Dude is now pulling $165,000 to be Trump's doorman and muscle. In May, Schiller personally delivered the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters announcing the firing of James Comey . Members of the House Intelligence Committee's Russian Federation investigation want to interview the longtime bodyguard as part of their probe, ABC News ... (more...)
Over Half Of Voters Think Trump Is 'Tearing The Country Apart'
- September 02, 2017

Frequent cable TV guest Jolly is part of a group of Republicans whose criticisms of the president have drawn the ire of Trump supporters. The rupture between Trump and McConnell comes at a highly perilous moment for Republicans, who face a number of urgent deadlines when they return to Washington next month. (more...)
Why Are Melania Trump's Stilettos an Issue in Her Relief Efforts? Why Are Melania Trump's Stilettos an Issue in Her Relief Efforts?
- September 02, 2017

Ari Fleischer, former President George W. Bush's press secretary, Wednesday said President Donald Trump's visit to Texas gave them hope at a hard time , especially when he appeared before a crowd in Corpus Christi , praised Texans, and waved a state flag. (more...)
France says North Korea close to long-range missile capability France says North Korea close to long-range missile capability
- September 02, 2017

It came as the USA and South Korean forces were nearing the end of the 10-day annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint exercises, which the North regards as a rehearsal for invasion. Also considered was South Korea building nuclear-powered submarines to handle threats from North Korea's submarines and missiles. Earlier this month, North Korea produced six posters referencing the July launches , which experts believe are capable of reaching the us mainland. (more...)
Federal aid appeal to restore Harvey calamity expected to surpass Katrina Federal aid appeal to restore Harvey calamity expected to surpass Katrina
- September 02, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to make landfall again later tonight in southwestern Louisiana . The former hurricane turned tropical storm is regaining strength and continues to batter south-eastern Texas , with life-threatening floods surging through Houston before moving toward Louisiana. (more...)
Donald Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to boost Seoul's missile capability Donald Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to boost Seoul's missile capability
- September 02, 2017

Vice Minister of Defense Suh Choo-suk also told the National Assembly National Defense Committee on August 31 that Mattis and Song "merely mentioned [deployment] and did not have any in-depth discussions according to my understanding". The US sent two B-1B supersonic bombers from a base in Guam and four F-35 stealth fighter jets from another base in Japan. South Korea's development of its ballistic missiles is limited to range of 800 kilometres (500 miles) and payload weight of 500 kilograms ... (more...)
Trump administration seeking $7.85 billion 'down payment' on disaster funding Trump administration seeking $7.85 billion 'down payment' on disaster funding
- September 02, 2017

As it stands now, the request for the down payment emergency aid is not tied to any proposal to increase the federal debt limit , the sources said. Washington , Sep 1 (IANS) The White House will ask Congress for emergency funding to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
More than half of North Korean defectors believe Korean reunification is impossible
- September 02, 2017

Those sentenced to death include one journalist from each newspaper and those in charge of both news outlets. The North didn't directly threaten the British authors of " North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors ", but said the book "viciously defamed and distorted" the country's realities. (more...)
Gunman fires through hotel door, kills deputy in Sacramento Gunman fires through hotel door, kills deputy in Sacramento
- September 02, 2017

Littlecloud opened fire on the deputies, striking Deputy French. A Castro Valley man who is a suspect in the shooting death of a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy at a Sacramento-area motel on Wednesday had two warrants for his arrest at the time, Alameda County probation officials said Wednesday. (more...)
German citizens detained in Turkey over 'political accusations' German citizens detained in Turkey over 'political accusations'
- September 02, 2017

She wouldn't elaborate either on the people involved or the circumstances of the arrests. 'Our demand for Turkey is clear: We expect the German citizens to be freed, ' says Berlin . Diplomats had not been able to contact them, she added, with yesterday's public holiday celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid a possible reason for delays in contacting officials. (more...)
Governor, CM greet people on Eid-ul-Zuha
- September 02, 2017

He took to Twitter on Saturday to express, "Best wishes on Id-ul-Zuha". In his message the President has said, "On the occasion of Idu'l Zuha, I extend greetings to all my fellow citizens, especially to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and overseas". (more...)
United States sends warplanes to South Korea in show of force against North United States sends warplanes to South Korea in show of force against North
- September 02, 2017

The secretary noted the U.S. "And that must include confronting the threat that North Korea poses and ensuring that this regime in North Korea stops its aggressive acts". In May, Trump himself told Reuters that he "would have no problem speaking to" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to deter further development of the country's nuclear program. (more...)
Russian central bank steps in to rescue troubled lender Russian central bank steps in to rescue troubled lender
- September 02, 2017

It also raises questions about how the central bank is supervising the sector. They were Otkritie, Promsvyazbank, B&N Bank and Credit Bank of Moscow. It is the eighth largest bank in terms of the size of its assets, the central bank said. Fitch ratings agency this month included four banks in a report about liquidity risks in the Russian banking sector. The Central Bank was aware of problems in the bank long beforehand, First Deputy Chairperson Dmitry Tulin said on Tuesday. (more...)
Firefighters Injured Battling Fast-Moving Fire In Tribeca Firefighters Injured Battling Fast-Moving Fire In Tribeca
- September 02, 2017

After the blast, flames could be seen licking up the side of the building as smoke billowed into the sky over lower Manhattan. The fire started inside the ducts of a restaurant on the ground floor of a five-story building on Murray St. The flames then ran up through the duct, spreading to all five floors. Firefighters smashed through roughly 80 remaining windows to vent the structure. (more...)
Teen Detained in Death of 14-Year-Old Bedford Teen Kaytlynn Cargill Teen Detained in Death of 14-Year-Old Bedford Teen Kaytlynn Cargill
- September 02, 2017

Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. The girl was last seen at around 6:20 p.m. June 19 as she walked her dog. The 16-year-old boy was an acquaintance of Kaytlynn, police said, and her parents have been notified of the boy's detention. The Bedford Police Department said it wants to reassure the community that they are not at risk. She had asked her friend to watch her dog for a minute. (more...)
North Korea : US-South joint drills end amid soaring tensions North Korea : US-South joint drills end amid soaring tensions
- September 02, 2017

South Korea's presidential office does not plan to redeploy U.S. nuclear weapons in response to a recent North Korean missile launch , a senior official told local media on Friday. "Now that the U.S. has openly declared its hostile intention towards DPR Korea by raising joint aggressive military exercises despite repeated warnings... (more...)
Ohio Man Facing Charges After Slitting Puppies' Throats Ohio Man Facing Charges After Slitting Puppies' Throats
- September 02, 2017

Officials also took Vandenberg to the hospital for an attempted suicide, the police report states. Five puppies were rescued from a Mansfield home Wednesday, after their owner discovered three of the dogs had neck lacerations and another was sliced near its back legs. (more...)
US Destroyer Shoots Down Missile in Test Off Hawai'i
- September 02, 2017

The Standard Missile-6, one of the U.S. Navy's most advanced missile interceptors, intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight, after being fired from the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones . (more...)
Doubts on piggyback trade deals after Britain leaves EU Doubts on piggyback trade deals after Britain leaves EU
- September 02, 2017

May would be accompanied by "a delegation of business leaders drawn from a range of sectors". As well as trade, the visit includes a focus on defence and security, particularly since North Korea fired a missile across the north of Japan in the early hours of Tuesday morning, prompting global condemnation. (more...)
Degrees: San Francisco Breaks All-Time Heat Record Degrees: San Francisco Breaks All-Time Heat Record
- September 02, 2017

The stifling heat that settled over San Diego County this week will persist today and last at least into early next week as the weather system causing the high temperatures is now stationary over the western United States, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Washington Washington "never" without diplomatic solution to North Korea: Mattis
- September 02, 2017

Asked whether the president was referring to the possibility of a military option, Sanders said that "if he was looking at that direction, he would be leaning heavily on people like General Mattis , (senior members of) the Department of Defense and others". (more...)
UN Security Council 'Strongly Condemns' NK Missile Test
- September 02, 2017

Japan is seeking a land-based version of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, operational by 2023, as a new layer of defense to help counter North Korea's missile advances. Any new test worries Washington and its allies because it presumably puts North Korea a step closer to its goal of an arsenal of nuclear missiles that can reliably target the United States. (more...)
Congress handed $5.95 bn bill for Harvey response, recovery Congress handed $5.95 bn bill for Harvey response, recovery
- September 02, 2017

The Trumps are set to go back to Texas on Saturday. If the bill handed to the Congress is approved, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reportedly receive $5.5 billion for its disaster relief operations. A senior administration official has said that the Trump administration believes the requested amount will be more than enough to support hurricane recovery efforts until the end of the year. (more...)
Trump declares National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims Trump declares National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims
- September 02, 2017

President Donald Trump has now requested that almost $6 billion be made available for the Harvey recovery process. President Donald Trump's top economic aide Gary Cohn said Friday his relationship with his boss is "great" following a report that the president is unhappy with his criticism of how Trump responded to violence at a white-nationalist rally in Virginia. (more...)