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China Shows Readiness to 'Punish Anyone' Who Will Destabilize Korean Peninsula China Shows Readiness to 'Punish Anyone' Who Will Destabilize Korean Peninsula
- August 13, 2017

The conflict is entrenched. Begging China and Russian Federation to rescue the USA from nuclear North Korea plays right into their hands by messaging our allies that the United States is helpless, that real power over North Korea is not in Washington, but in Beijing and Moscow. (more...)
Two US service members killed in combat operations Two US service members killed in combat operations
- August 13, 2017

The service members were part of a USA -led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq. Almost 5,000 troops now remain in Iraq, as the USA military continues to assist and train members of the Iraqi military. More than 1,200 Iraqi forces were killed in the battle for Mosul and more than 6,000 wounded, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said earlier this month. (more...)
'N Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes' 'N Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes'
- August 13, 2017

But residents are increasingly anxious over Washington's escalating war of words with North Korea. The small US island, which has been caught in the middle of an explosive war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korea, advises its citizens on how to survive an "imminent" missile attack from nuclear-armed Pyongyang. (more...)
Violence breaks out at former Malaysian PM Mahathir's forum Violence breaks out at former Malaysian PM Mahathir's forum
- August 13, 2017

PPBM youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, addressing the media later, said they were confident that the chaos was premeditated and called for the police to take stern action against the assailants, including those from his own party if they had resorted to violence. (more...)
American tourist in Germany beaten for making Heil Hitler salure American tourist in Germany beaten for making Heil Hitler salure
- August 13, 2017

The incident occurred about 8:15 a.m. Saturday as the man left a cafe called Europe in the Neustadt district of Dresden, police said in a statement. The American is now under investigation for violating Germany's blasphemy laws which are very strict when it comes to anything related to Nazi symbolism. (more...)
Four UAE soldiers die in helicopter crash in Yemen Four UAE soldiers die in helicopter crash in Yemen
- August 13, 2017

The Ministry of Public Health and Population issued statistics showing that 11,250 patients have died because they had not be able to travel overseas for seeking live-saving global medical treatment due to a Saudi-led aggression coalition air blockade. (more...)
North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief
- August 13, 2017

He said the USA intelligence community has "a pretty good idea" about what's going on in North Korea. But Mr Pompeo denied that a threat of a nuclear conflict was imminent, saying: "I've heard folks talking about being on the cusp of a nuclear war". (more...)
Palestinian woman stabs, wounds Israeli in Jerusalem Palestinian woman stabs, wounds Israeli in Jerusalem
- August 13, 2017

Following the stabbing, Israeli police forces stormed Rabayaa's home in Sur Bahir, al-Samri said, where they seized a computer and other personal belongings. The man was slashed but the knife did not injure his body and instead slashed his prayer shawl. The police noted that all the investigation's findings so far indicate the terrorist's clear intent to harm innocent civilians, stating: "Thanks to the rapid response of civilians and the forces deployed in the area, she was neutralized ... (more...)
Syrian army secures largest ISIL hotbed in Homs province Syrian army secures largest ISIL hotbed in Homs province
- August 13, 2017

The town is also located some 50km from the provincial boundary of Deir Al Zor province, Daish's last major foothold in Syria and a major target for the Syrian government. If the Syrian army succeeds, it would be a significant development for the war overall, he says. "Colleagues came in the morning for the change of shift and found them dead", its director, Rami Abdel Rahman, said. (more...)
Tillerson says no 'imminent threat' from North Korea Tillerson says no 'imminent threat' from North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis was more circumspect, though, when he was asked about the president's saber rattling. Though not a direct response to the " fire and fury " statement, North Korea's army announced hours after that it was preparing a plan for missile strike on the US territory of Guam should Washington carry out military action against the DPRK. (more...)
Sheriff's office: 6 seriously injured in Dodge County crash Sheriff's office: 6 seriously injured in Dodge County crash
- August 13, 2017

The driver lost control on a curve at the intersection of the two highways and the vehicle went off the road, flipping over before hitting the utility pole. The driver was taken to Watertown Hospital with minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Crash Investigation Team. (more...)
Secretary Mattis says United States is 'ready' to counter North Korean threat Secretary Mattis says United States is 'ready' to counter North Korean threat
- August 13, 2017

Mattis said the tragedy of war is well-known and "it doesn't need another characterization beyond the fact that it would be catastrophic". Mattis' comments come on the heels of North Korea's state media announcement Thursday that its military would devise a plan by mid-August to fire four intermediate range missiles at the US territory of Guam as a "crucial warning to the U.S". (more...)
Chief of Staff Kelly Reviewing White House Changes Chief of Staff Kelly Reviewing White House Changes
- August 13, 2017

Scaramucci also praised national security adviser H.R. McMaster for "calling it out for what it is". Sources close to Trump say he was irritated about Bannon's extensive cooperation with a book by Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Green, " Devil's Bargain ", with a cover that gave Bannon equal billing with Trump. (more...)
Will Twitter suspend Trump's account for 'threatening nuclear war' against North Korea? Will Twitter suspend Trump's account for 'threatening nuclear war' against North Korea?
- August 13, 2017

The Trump administration is insisting the move isn't tied to heightening tensions with North Korea, but it is inherently connected to complications in the region. "They should not be forced to turn over the fruits of their labor". North Korea has lashed back at the USA following President Donald Trump's latest warnings. (more...)
Trump discusses North Korea with France's Macron
- August 13, 2017

Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the U.S. leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States. (more...)
Two Separate Waldo County Crashes Leave Three People Dead
- August 13, 2017

The county sheriff's office says the first crash happened just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Frankfort, when a vehicle rolled over, killing 29-year-old Michael Butler of Winterport. Deputies said four people were inside the vehicle at the time. Deputies determined that the crash occurred after the driver of a sedan failed to navigate a corner after exiting the bridge. (more...)
Video shows vehicle hitting crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville Video shows vehicle hitting crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville
- August 13, 2017

We will release more information as we are able. "We all started running to give first aid, but then he backed up and I thought he might make another run at the crowd". Earlier in the day before the fatality, President Trump had condemned violence that erupted between white nationalists and counter-demonstrators. The rally has been strongly condemned both by McAuliffe and the local authorities, as well as the U.S. (more...)
NCP skipped Congress party meeting, BJP says good decision NCP skipped Congress party meeting, BJP says good decision
- August 13, 2017

He noted that Finance minister Arun Jaitley had said in Parliament that loan waiver was not the government's policy and a BJP leader had said they did not want to make farmers lazy by doing it. When the NCP skipped the meeting the congress members said that they have betrayed us in the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat. The opposition parties had come together to put up an "ideological fight" against the Modi government in the presidential and vice-presidential election, but the ... (more...)
Eclipse Day Timeline: Exactly What Will Happen on August 21 Eclipse Day Timeline: Exactly What Will Happen on August 21
- August 13, 2017

Eclipse enthusiast Dan McGlaun says the rare event is uniquely American. For example, a swath from Texas to ME will get a total eclipse in 2024, but in Statesville you can see a partial eclipse where 82 percent of the sun is obscured. Amazon appears to have been cracking down on these suspect glasses. "We've SOLD OUT of Eclipse Glasses!" Here's how NASA describes the indirect pinhole method: "Cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open ... (more...)
US Will Talk to N. Korea if it Stops Missile Tests US Will Talk to N. Korea if it Stops Missile Tests
- August 13, 2017

Kang Kyung-hwa, South Korea's first woman foreign minister, was the target of North Korea condemnations Monday. As President Donald Trump demanded full and speedy implementation of the new penalties, his top diplomat laid out a narrow path for the North to return to negotiations that could ultimately see sanctions lifted. (more...)
FBI to open civil rights investigation into vehicular death in Charlottesville FBI to open civil rights investigation into vehicular death in Charlottesville
- August 13, 2017

The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances under which a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally held Saturday in Charlottesville , Virginia . What happened is not Donald Trump's fault. Trump often has talked casually, even dismissively of violence, once telling supporters at a political rally that he would pay their legal fees if they assaulted protestors at the event. (more...)
Sri Lanka's Test squad for third Test against India Sri Lanka's Test squad for third Test against India
- August 13, 2017

A brilliantly paced maiden Test hundred from Hardik Pandya - also his first in first-class cricket - stretched India's first-innings total far beyond Sri Lanka's comfort levels over the course of an extended morning session on day two. (more...)
Lawmakers react to deadly Charlottesville protests Lawmakers react to deadly Charlottesville protests
- August 13, 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was "disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours". Multiple ambulances were on the scene soon after the early-afternoon incident. Virginia State Police and Charlottesville Police are investigating the incident. (more...)
Fantastic Fire And Fury
- August 13, 2017

Trump lacks the authority to order a preemptive strike on North Korea . And experts telling ABC News , North Korea does not appear to be preparing any new missile launches. is able to bluff in this game in one sense. For one, they didn't want to put somebody in a corner. Trump's rhetoric on North Korea hadn't changed much from what he was saying in interviews before he became president, the expert said. (more...)
6 people burnt to death as van catches fire in Karachi 6 people burnt to death as van catches fire in Karachi
- August 13, 2017

Following the incident, rescue workers and the residents of the area rushed to the spot and began dousing the fire to pull out the burn victims. Police officials said the deceased and the injured belonged to the same family, who had set out for a picnic early morning. (more...)
N. Korea reveals plan to fire four missiles at Guam N. Korea reveals plan to fire four missiles at Guam
- August 13, 2017

Immediate confirmation from the defence ministry was not available but an official at the crisis management office of the Kochi prefectural government said the PAC-3 had been deployed. Still, Bermudez, said, North Korea is "on track" to figure it out. But advances in the country's nuclear program paired with fiery rhetoric from President Donald Trump has raised the already high animosity and heightened worries that a miscalculation might spark conflict between the nuclear-armed nations. (more...)
Iranian Parliament Increases Funding For Missiles, IRGC In Reaction To US Sanctions Iranian Parliament Increases Funding For Missiles, IRGC In Reaction To US Sanctions
- August 13, 2017

Iranian lawmakers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill aimed at countering Washington's adventurous activities in the region, IRNA reported. The Iranian plan would require Iran's government and armed forces to draw up a strategy to counter United States violations of human rights around the world and to support Iranian bodies and individuals affected by U.S. (more...)
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report
- August 13, 2017

Dehradun: Uttarakhand has come at the 6th position with 1839 elephants in the results of All India Synchronised Elephant Estimation announced by Union environment minister Harshvardhan on World Elephant Day on Saturday in New Delhi . Sukumar pointed out that elephants leave behind signs. Inspector general of Project Elephant, Rajiv Shrivastava opines that it is due to the fragmented habitat, cutting across railway lines and human settlements dotted in the elephant corridors in the state ... (more...)
Trump to seek probe of US-China trade emphasizing alleged IP theft
- August 13, 2017

Trump's memo comes amid heightened tensions between the US and North Korea and increasing frustration in the White House that China has not done more to rein in Pyongyang. A 2013 report by a commission co-chaired by Jon Huntsman, ambassador to China under President Barack Obama and Trump's nominee to be Russian envoy, pegged the losses from US intellectual property theft at hundreds of billions of dollars annually, costing the USA economy millions of jobs . (more...)
Trump, Politicians Condemn White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
- August 13, 2017

He also responded to Trump's "many sides" statement with a tweet reading "There is only one side". Samantha Bloom, of OH, confirmed details about her son's vehicle and his trip to Virginia , saying she received a text from him last week that said he'd gotten some time off from work and was going to a rally. (more...)