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Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Darlington Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Darlington
- September 03, 2017

I thought I had a run down the backstretch. Kevin Harvick posted the fastest lap in each round of qualification at Darlington Raceway for the Southern 500 and will lead the field to green Sunday night after posting a lap of 177.730 miles per hour. (more...)
North Korea says it has developed H-bomb missile warhead
- September 03, 2017

Under third-generation leader Kim Jong Un , North Korea has been pursuing a nuclear device small and light enough to fit on a long-range ballistic missile, without affecting its range as well as making it capable of surviving re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. (more...)
North Korea says it has developed advanced hydrogen bomb North Korea says it has developed advanced hydrogen bomb
- September 03, 2017

North Korea in July conducted its first ever ICBM tests, part of a stunning jump in progress for the country's nuclear and missile program since Kim rose to power following his father's death in late 2011. The newspaper also bragged about how the USA and its regional allies failed to track Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July , which raised concerns about the possibility of North Korea striking a USA target. (more...)
Gator greeting: Houston resident returns home after flooding, finds 9ft alligator Gator greeting: Houston resident returns home after flooding, finds 9ft alligator
- September 03, 2017

The Texas Game Warden was later called in to remove the animal. Harris County deputy constables responded to an intruder call at a home near Lake Houston but instead found a big reptile. Alligators, snakes and other wildlife have been displaced during flooding, and officials are urging caution. "During floods, alligators may disperse into areas where they aren't normally observed", officials said. (more...)
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha festival Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha festival
- September 03, 2017

We start our day by dressing in our best clothes and going to the mosque for special prayers . Observant Muslims around the world face toward the Kaaba during the five daily prayers. "Thank you for your generosity", he said. Eid al-Adha celebrations continue until September 4. "Many people are from India, from Pakistan , as well as Syrian refugee families and it's incredible to see people from all across the world". (more...)
Keeping up with the Kims: North Korea's elusive first family Keeping up with the Kims: North Korea's elusive first family
- September 03, 2017

The story was reported by South Korean news agency Yonhap as news emerged of North Korea's ballistic missile launch over Japan . Kim's first and second child were reportedly born in 2010 and 2013, respectively. The first of its new medium-range ballistic missiles was tested in February, and was followed by the launch of four ballistic missiles in March . (more...)
Iran rejects USA demand for United Nations visit to military sites Iran rejects USA demand for United Nations visit to military sites
- September 03, 2017

In a statement released by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, the ambassador said under Security Council Resolution 2231, Iran is prohibited from exporting any and all arms without Security Council approval. "I'm not sure there's a clear strategy, but I think we can expect more rhetoric hostile to the deal and increased sanctions focused on Iran's broader regional behaviour even if the agreement survives", she told Middle East Eye. (more...)
Beaumont hospitals' storm plans didn't factor water loss Beaumont hospitals' storm plans didn't factor water loss
- September 03, 2017

Hayes later indicated at the conference that officials have to wait for floodwaters to recede before they are able to determine the extent of the damage. Residents of the region said the days since the storm's first landfall had been a long, awful blur. "We're not trying to take advantage, but when the news tells you to get out of the city because they don't know when the water will be fixed, what are people to do?" But the situation remained grim in Beaumont. (more...)
Trump Nominates US Ambassadors to Germany, India - White House Trump Nominates US Ambassadors to Germany, India - White House
- September 03, 2017

From 2001 to 2005 he was under secretary of Commerce under former president George W. Bush . Reports in July indicated Trump had picked the foreign policy commentator as his diplomat to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. He gained notoriety for snarling attacks on Obama administration officials and a Twitter feed that he used to hurl darts at Democratic women and even Republican targets such as Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista, now nominated to be Trump's ambassador to the ... (more...)
Condoleezza Rice: Trump right to paint 'bleak picture' of North Korea Condoleezza Rice: Trump right to paint 'bleak picture' of North Korea
- September 03, 2017

North Korean state media released photos Sunday of the new nuclear warhead the country intends to load into its new intercontinental ballistic missile . "The explosive power of the bomb is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton", the state run Korean Central News Agency said. In Seoul, the presidential Blue House spokesman confirmed that US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in agreed to enhance the country's deterrence against North Korea by ... (more...)
Union Cabinet Reshuffle: 9 new Ministers to take oath Union Cabinet Reshuffle: 9 new Ministers to take oath
- September 03, 2017

He has a masters degree in Economics and a PhD in Child Labour. In the political category, Shiv Pratap Shukla, the Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh is a member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development and a four time member of the Uttar Pradesh assembly. (more...)
AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume
- September 03, 2017

About 1.57M shares traded. Nippon Life Ins stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500. Since March 2, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 7 insider sales for $18.72 million activity. BlackRock Inc. now owns 23,849,668 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,727,193,000 after buying an additional 22,561,116 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
UK's May reassures on Brexit, backs Japan on North Korea UK's May reassures on Brexit, backs Japan on North Korea
- September 03, 2017

North Korea is expected to feature heavily in the talks after Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile test on Monday that passed over Japanese territory, prompting worldwide condemnation. "As we leave the EU, we will work to quickly establish a new economic partnership between the United Kingdom and Japan based on the terms of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement", May will say according to advanced extracts of her speech. (more...)
After North Korea missile, Britain and Japan agree closer security ties
- September 03, 2017

She and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met on the Izumo at a naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. North Korea has hinted at more launches, describing the missile fired this week as "the first step" of its military operations in the Pacific. (more...)
DOJ Confirms There's No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump Tower DOJ Confirms There's No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump Tower
- September 03, 2017

In a filing made public Friday, lawyers for the Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote that the department has no records supporting President Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower. Trump's campaign; court orders approving or rejecting those requests; records of those wiretaps, and; communications between the Federal Bureau of Investigation or DOJ and Congress relating to these issues". (more...)
No, Melania Trump did not wear heels into a flood zone No, Melania Trump did not wear heels into a flood zone
- September 03, 2017

The event was marked by Trump's impromptu speech to supporters gathered outside a Corpus Christi firehouse - "What a crowd, what a turnout", he declared - instead of images of the president consoling victims or walking among the damage caused by of the storm. (more...)
Indian doctor arrested after scores of child deaths at state hospital Indian doctor arrested after scores of child deaths at state hospital
- September 03, 2017

As many as 296 children died in the medical college this August. The court had earlier directed the state government to file a reply in the death of children at the medical college. Due to non-payment of bills of oxygen supply from the hospital, the oxygen-supplier agency stopped providing oxygen supply to the hospital which resulted in such a huge tragedy. (more...)
Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas
- September 03, 2017

Helicopters and soldiers from Iowa are headed to Texas to help with recovery efforts. The aircraft and crew members will be utilized to move supplies, equipment and people. The National Guard said the soldiers will stay in Texas as long as they are needed. The 204th Airlift Squadron is one of three flying units within the Hawaiʻi Air National Guard's 154th Wing, the largest and most complex wing in the entire Air National Guard. (more...)
Mueller Gets 1st Draft of Trump's Letter Firing Comey Mueller Gets 1st Draft of Trump's Letter Firing Comey
- September 03, 2017

But he didn't. And we'll never know. "There are lots of people we suspected before of participating in obstruction of justice". That element "is the hardest to prove, because it depends on showing an improper motive", the experts said. Hillary Clinton's bid to win election to the Oval Office may be over - for now - but it appears her email scandal will go on and on and on. The original letter, recently given to Mueller by the Justice Department, clearly describes the rationale behind ... (more...)
Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree issues statement on Freedmen ruling Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree issues statement on Freedmen ruling
- September 02, 2017

At the end of the U.S. Civil War more than 150 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States that guaranteed the same rights as native Cherokees for all slaves formerly held as property by the tribe, and passed down those rights to their descendants. (more...)
Wood hat-trick gives All Whites advantage Wood hat-trick gives All Whites advantage
- September 02, 2017

Ryan Thomas took advantage of some poor defending to give New Zealand a 4-0 lead, and Michael McGlinchey scored from a free kick in the 81st minute. "I'm just pleased with the result and the way we applied ourselves", said Wood. Winston Reid, a West Ham defender who is the usual New Zealand captain, was unavailable for the match with a calf injury. He had to wait until the 93rd minute to claim the match-ball, after going close with several other second-half chances, but did it in style ... (more...)
United States sets more patrols in waters disputed with China United States sets more patrols in waters disputed with China
- September 02, 2017

Vietnam suspended oil drilling in offshore waters that are also claimed by China in July under pressure from Beijing. Vietnam has always been anxious of renewed Chinese military action targeting the country and driving it off its 21 holdings in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (more...)
No talks of JD(U) joining Cabinet tomorrow: Nitish No talks of JD(U) joining Cabinet tomorrow: Nitish
- September 02, 2017

Nitish Kumar made the statement even as rumours are doing rounds that members of his party the Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) which has just returned to the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) led National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) fold and members of the AIADMK will be inducted into the Modi cabinet, as reported by the Indian Express. (more...)
Cops Warn of Infected 'Zombie' Coyotes Confused for Dogs in IL Cops Warn of Infected 'Zombie' Coyotes Confused for Dogs in IL
- September 02, 2017

Hanover Park police are warning residents that coyotes suffering from mange are being confused for sickly looking stray dogs. Sarcoptic mange is borne by a mite that burrows deep into the skin causing intense itching and irritation. It is making the animals come out during the day, as well. Cops say they're not normally aggressive but should still be avoided. They also warn residents to keep their pets away from the mange-infected animals. (more...)
Theresa May condemns North Korea missile launch in 'strongest terms possible' Theresa May condemns North Korea missile launch in 'strongest terms possible'
- September 02, 2017

When Mattis was asked whether "we're out of diplomatic solutions for North Korea", he said, "No". The missile has the potential of reaching the USA military base at Guam in the Pacific. On Tuesday, North Korea triggered an avalanche of criticism from the global community when it launched a missile that passed through Japan's northern airspace. (more...)
Kenyan president calls Supreme Court 'crooks' Kenyan president calls Supreme Court 'crooks'
- September 02, 2017

The court ruled that a new election must be held within 60 days. The ruling Chief Justice David Maraga read out Friday to a packed Nairobi courtroom was a damning rebuke to the electoral commission, which repeatedly denied opposition claims that hackers rigged the vote results on its computer systems. (more...)
Government unveils labour reforms Government unveils labour reforms
- September 02, 2017

The new changes introduce a scale of remuneration based on the employee's seniority in the company. The plan is expected to give businesses more flexibility to define internal working rules instead of being bound by sector-wide rules. Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, who finished fourth in the presidential race, has called for another street protest on September 23 against "anti-democratic" measures. (more...)
Macron unveils high stakes labour reform Macron unveils high stakes labour reform
- September 02, 2017

Measures revealed by France's centrist government include a cap on payouts for dismissals adjudged unfair, greater freedom to hire and fire as well as more flexibility for companies to adapt pay and working hours to market conditions. The leader of another union, the CFDT's Laurent Berger said that the reform "does not rise to the occasion" but that "taking to the streets is not the only mode of action for unions". (more...)
Former-US Navy pilot to head NASA Former-US Navy pilot to head NASA
- September 02, 2017

The role's responsibilities include serving as senior space science adviser to the president, leading the agency and managing its resources. U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) (L) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) hold a press conference to show support for the Venezuelan community on April 17, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (more...)
Encounter Between Security Forces and Terrorists Underway in Srinagar; 1 Cop Killed Encounter Between Security Forces and Terrorists Underway in Srinagar; 1 Cop Killed
- September 02, 2017

The killing comes hours after one policeman was killed and three others were injured when militants attacked one of their vehicles in Srinagar outskirts late on Friday evening. The injured were taken to the Army's 92 Base Hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment in Srinagar , where the policeman - Head Constable Kishan Lal - died due to his injuries. (more...)