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Pastor: Trump OK to 'take out' Kim
- August 09, 2017

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to President Trump, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson that he's not advocating for people be run for the hills. The hawkish GOP lawmaker added that the "great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act". (more...)
Check Out NBA 2K18's First Gameplay Trailer Check Out NBA 2K18's First Gameplay Trailer
- August 09, 2017

The MyPlayer character creation feature has been improved, with enhancements to the face scan, additions to options and hairstyles and more accurate representation of weight and height. They boast an nearly "unlimited amount of body types" and a mass of facial and other adjustment options. You can check out the trailer for yourself below. (more...)
Volkswagen buys back old cars at discounts in Germany Volkswagen buys back old cars at discounts in Germany
- August 09, 2017

For example, when you return citicar Up! discount on the purchase of a new VW will amount to 2 thousand euros, and Touareg - up to 10 thousand euros, depending on model year. Following the summit, VW, BMW, Daimler and Opel vowed to reduce emissions with free-of-charge software updates for newer vehicles and cash-for-clunkers schemes for older cars. (more...)
De-escalation of tensions with US Iran's priority: Zarif De-escalation of tensions with US Iran's priority: Zarif
- August 09, 2017

According to state media coverage of the delegation, the objective of the visit was to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was reelected for a second term in May. Iran has been complaining that the US، under the administration of President Donald Trump، has been seeking to sabotage global trade with Iran. The Hamas mission also met with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Monday, during which al-Rishq voiced Hamas' resolve for closer relations ... (more...)
Avatar Sequels: James Cameron Confirms Quaritch as Villain Avatar Sequels: James Cameron Confirms Quaritch as Villain
- August 09, 2017

James Cameron has revealed the identity of big villain for his four Avatar sequels but it's hard to imagine the Na'vi are too anxious considering they have already killed him. They'll be accompanied by newcomers Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplain. James Cameron's original 3D CGI-fest isn't exactly a beloved pop-culture darling in the first place, having been widely forgotten by the majority of viewers in the eight years since it hit theaters. (more...)
Guam residents nervous over N.Korea threat Guam residents nervous over N.Korea threat
- August 09, 2017

North Korea says it is examining its plans for attacking Guam to contain USA bases there. It's also unclear whether North Korea has mastered the technology needed to protect the missiles from extreme heat and pressure upon atmospheric re-entry so they can hit the intended target. (more...)
Bengaluru to Anand, resort to resort: Congress MLAs back in Gujarat Bengaluru to Anand, resort to resort: Congress MLAs back in Gujarat
- August 09, 2017

The BJP don't have the numbers. Congress burst into celebrations after the EC rejected the votes of Congress MLAs Raghavji Patel and Bhola Gohel who had voted in favour of the BJP. Briefing the media, former Minister P. Chidambaram said there was videographic evidence of the ballot papers of the two Congress MLAs being shown to persons other than those authorised to see it. (more...)
A strategic thought on improving Indian-Chinese relations A strategic thought on improving Indian-Chinese relations
- August 09, 2017

The countdown to a military conflict between India and China has begun and New Delhi should come to senses and withdraw troops from Doklam before it's too late, a Chinese daily said on Wednesday. Based on the 2005 agreement, 19 rounds of special representative level talks have been held so far, and in both countries, there is optimism for the utility of the process as such. (more...)
David Letterman to make comeback with new Netflix talk show David Letterman to make comeback with new Netflix talk show
- August 09, 2017

Letterman , who has interviewed famous celebrities, former U.S. presidents, and politicians galore, told Variety magazine that he already has his first interview booked for the new series' first episode, though he did not reveal the individual's name. (more...)
Nagasaki marks U.S. atom bomb anniversary
- August 09, 2017

There is a reason people fear nuclear war - the weapons are now so powerful they could wipe out humanity. Prior to World War II it was discovered that large atoms could be split to release heat and neutrons to split more atoms in a chain reaction - a bomb. (more...)
Donald Trump Is Fed 'Propaganda' Every Morning to Keep Him Happy Donald Trump Is Fed 'Propaganda' Every Morning to Keep Him Happy
- August 09, 2017

Do you like Trump's unconventional style? A new report says that President Trump has become so exhausted of all the "fake news" dragging down his presidency that receives a twice-daily folder full of positive news pieces about himself. The report from Vice claims that one document is prepared for Trump at 9:30 a.m. and a follow-up at 4:30 p.m., and was a very coveted assignment. On July 28, Trump fired Priebus and installed former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new chief of ... (more...)
Hopefully China would follow democracy soon: Dalai Lama Hopefully China would follow democracy soon: Dalai Lama
- August 09, 2017

The India-China standoff at Doklam is "not a very serious" issue, the Dalai Lama today said stressing that the two countries have to live side by side. However, China will only up the ante now that the Dalai Lama has spoken on the issue. The Dalai Lama says the standoff in Sikkim between India and China is not very serious. (more...)
Sethi likely to become new PCB chief Sethi likely to become new PCB chief
- August 09, 2017

The BoG met today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore to elect the board's new chairman following the end of Shahryar Khan's tenure as chairman. The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) wants the upcoming Under-19 Asia Cup to be held in India in November to be shifted to a neutral venue over security fears. (more...)
Japanese fighters conducted air drills with US B-1B bombers
- August 09, 2017

The spokesman said the U.S. B-1B strategic bombers, which are based in Guam , are "getting on the nerves of the DPRK and threatening and blackmailing it through their frequent visits to the sky above South Korea ". Japanese soldiers use rubber rafts as part of an amphibious drill during joint military exercises on May 13 with US, French and United Kingdom forces on Naval Base Guam . (more...)
Philippines: Duterte calls himself US' 'humble friend' in Southeast Asia
- August 09, 2017

Citing two defence officials, NBC News reported that the USA military could be given the authority to hit Isis targets on the basis of collective self-defence. Far from condemning Duterte's record, U.S. President Donald Trump has gone out of his way to praise the Philippine president for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem". (more...)
China activities on South China Sea irks United States, allies China activities on South China Sea irks United States, allies
- August 09, 2017

Manila: Southeast Asian foreign ministers ended an impasse on Sunday over how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea , issuing a communique that called for militarisation to be avoided and noting concern about island-building. (more...)
China, Vietnam meeting cancelled amid South China Sea tensions China, Vietnam meeting cancelled amid South China Sea tensions
- August 09, 2017

Alan Peter Cayetano said some countries wanted the South China Sea code to be legally binding, and China preferred the less forceful "binding". "The resolution is one that was passed unanimously thanks to cooperation from not only the USA but also China and Russia", Kang said. (more...)
Power companies pledge to give customers more information about rising bills Power companies pledge to give customers more information about rising bills
- August 09, 2017

But it remained unclear about whether the new requirements will affect long-term customers who have been on the standing rate for years and who have not just come off a discount period. A report by the Energy Markets Commission found consumers were paying significantly more than they need to, partly because they don't get the information they need . (more...)
China stages navy drills after North Korea launch China stages navy drills after North Korea launch
- August 09, 2017

Japan, a key US ally, is also a potential target of North Korean aggression. And in a provision aimed primarily at China and Russian Federation, it prohibits countries from taking in any more North Korean migrant workers. The North's strategic force in charge of the country's ballistic missiles issued a statement that it is seriously reviewing measures to send a strong message that it can neutralize the USA military bases in Guam that house nuclear bombers and other key assets, with its ... (more...)
Trump 'Starts His Day With a Folder of Flattering News and Photos' Trump 'Starts His Day With a Folder of Flattering News and Photos'
- August 09, 2017

However, these papers do not contain top-priority, top-secret intelligence - instead they are filled with screenshots of positive news chyrons about Trump, tweets from the president's admirers, transcripts of fawning interviews and stories filled with praise for the president. (more...)
North Korea threatens to attack Guam with "enveloping fire"
- August 09, 2017

The sortie, made public a day later, was followed by the North Korean military's threat of ballistic missile attacks aimed at blockading the Pacific island. It's easier to calculate distances as flight times versus miles and kilometers. It is located west of the International Dateline. "I'm a little anxious, a little panicked". (more...)
1MDB gets extension to pay IPIC - Irwan 1MDB gets extension to pay IPIC - Irwan
- August 09, 2017

IPIC said the extension to push the new deadline to August 31 is subject to both MOF and 1MDB making payment of not less than US$310 mil (RM1.2bil) of the full amount due on or before August 12 this year. On Aug 1, 1MDB said that all the payment due to IPIC will come from its rationalisation plan. 1MDB had said the need for added regulatory approvals meant that the money would be received only this month. (more...)
AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) Insider Buys £1704.30 in Stock AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) Insider Buys £1704.30 in Stock
- August 09, 2017

Panmure Gordon maintained Centamin PLC (LON:CEY) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 1. Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.is engaged in discovering and developing ribonucleic acid -targeted therapeutics. The company has market cap of $52.34 billion. (more...)
Ranveer's next with Rohit Shetty described as Ranveer's next with Rohit Shetty described as "action thriller"
- August 09, 2017

Ranveer is now busy shooting for Padmavati and soon after that, he will move on to Zoya Akhtar's film. "We make films for audiences and I make entertaining films, so jab tak unko jaisa chahiye banayenge but if they don't want us to make such films they will only tell us not to make such films so we will stop". (more...)
SEE PIC: Cheteshwar Pujara posts heart-warming message for his wife SEE PIC: Cheteshwar Pujara posts heart-warming message for his wife
- August 09, 2017

Pujara even hailed him as the best fielder after Rahul Dravid in the slips, high praise indeed. "At some stage, you do need to sledge", Pujara was quoted as saying in an interaction with India teammate Ajinkya Rahane, who himself had a few stories to share. (more...)
LOUP BUREAU - Un journaliste français inculpé en Turquie pour LOUP BUREAU - Un journaliste français inculpé en Turquie pour "terrorisme"
- August 09, 2017

Eric et Quentin sur le flop de leur film "Bad Buzz": "Ce n'est pas un accident". Agé de 27 ans, il avait été interpellé la semaine dernière à la frontière entre la Turquie et l'Irak , à proximité de la Syrie , alors qu'"il préparait un reportage sur la question kurde et la vie des populations locales", selon Reporters sans frontières (RSF). (more...)
Despite war on leaks, Trump retweets story full of leaked classified information
- August 09, 2017

After watching a segment on Fox which discussed anonymously-cited reported that US spies located a North Korean cruise missile, Trump shared the article on his Twitter account. "The article, which cited "U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region", suggested North Korea is ignoring worldwide threats to halt its weapons acceleration". (more...)
Six soliders injured by vehicle in Paris Six soliders injured by vehicle in Paris
- August 09, 2017

Police say they are looking for the driver of a BMW, sparking a huge manhunt to find the culprit. Six military personnel were hurt - two of them seriously. France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 and has seen a string of attacks on Opération Sentinelle forces who have been regularly targeted, particularly those guarding key tourist sites. (more...)
Donald Trump 'receives daily digest of articles that praise him' Donald Trump 'receives daily digest of articles that praise him'
- August 09, 2017

A second instalment follow at 4.30pm. One official described the situation as "self-preservation". On Tuesday, Vice News reported that Trump received twice-daily packets including "screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets , transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful". (more...)
Maharashtra Board's new history textbooks: Enter Bofors, exit Mughals Maharashtra Board's new history textbooks: Enter Bofors, exit Mughals
- August 09, 2017

The board has made a decision to emphasize on the Maratha regime and the Indian warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His role, and those of his family and the Maratha generals, has been expanded. "They do not even have a scholar on Maratha history", More said. The Mirror report also quoted a teacher with 24 years of experience as saying that the latest textbooks have also omitted other key contributions of the Arabs in the medieval period. (more...)