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Korea standoff threatens global peace: SE Asian nations

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Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have overshadowed discussions at the annual Association of South-East Asian Nations ministerial meetings in Manila, which were being held on Saturday as the regional bloc was to mark its 50th founding anniversary. Read More »

Sebastian Gorka: Trump's tweets are the best leverage we have on China

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered reassurance to North Korea that "we are not your enemy", though he wants help from China to push for conditions that can lead to talks with the North. Trump is considering encouraging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to initiate an investigation of Chinese trade practices under the 1974 Trade Act's section 301, the official said. Read More »

Chicago Preps Lawsuit Against Trump Administration For Withholding Grants

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Over the next year, Chicago will receive $3.2 million from the BJA Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), the Associated Press reported . In late July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would withhold these grants from sanctuary cities, which he said "make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws". Read More »

Southeast Asian states say Korea standoff threatens global peace

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According to local analysts, the timing and choice of location for the current exercises is more to do with reasserting China's regional power than an immediate need to test new hardware. The US, she said has been working with China on North Korea. "Do not violate the U.N.'s decision or provoke global society's goodwill by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests", Wang said, in an unusually direct admonition. Read More »

Asian countries slam North Korea over missile tests

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China urged restraint from the USA and South Korea as well, calling on all sides to negotiate. North Korea exported an estimated $3 billion worth of goods past year. Thornton reiterated Sunday that the USA rejects such a "freeze-for-freeze", calling it a false moral equivalency. The new measures were a response to five nuclear tests and four long-range missile launches. Read More »

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's health is showing signs of improvement

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Reports have it that Dilip Kumar is now in ICU undergoing treatment and that his creatinine levels are increasing whereas his hemoglobin level has dropped. "He is being looked after by Dr Nitin Ghokhale (cardiologist), Dr Arun Shah (nephrologist) and by staff of Lilavati Hospital". This is the third time the actor has been admitted to the hospital. Read More »

Video Shows Shark Being Shot, Florida Wildlife Investigating

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The viral video was given to animal activist Russ Rector, who was told the shark shooting occurred off the waters of the Siesta Key near Sarasota, Fla. A spokesman for Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said, "That video was forwarded to us as a result of the public outcry from the first shark-dragging video". Read More »

Jenner Sticks With Trump Despite Transgender Ban

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The Los Angeles Blade reported on Friday that the White House Counsel's office has converted Trump's tweets last week announcing the ban into "guidance" policy that will now be sent to Defense Secretary James Mattis . It's no wonder that Senators and Representatives from both parties have joined former military leaders and the majority of Americans in supporting transgender troops. Read More »

Stephen Miller in running for Anthony Scaramucci's old job

He was responding to a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta asking if the Trump administration's new merit-based green card proposal was in keeping with United States tradition. Cunningham wrote of the Statue, according to JTA . Between 1881 and 1914, when World War I broke out, some 2 million Jewish immigrants arrived on USA shores through this gateway. Read More »

Internet disruption causes flight cancellations in Pakistan's Islamabad airport

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Pakistan Telecommunications Limited (PTCL) stated the company has successfully arranged for additional bandwidth through our global cable systems & partners. "The fix would definitely take a few days depending upon nature of the fault", he said. The official said another worldwide cable system SEA-ME-WE 4 was already under fix by the global consortium, thus consumers will face difficulties until the cable is repaired. Read More »

Police to recommend indicting Netanyahu

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Netanyahu's former chief of staff and longtime confidante has agreed to turn state witness and testify against his former mentor. The pro-Netanyahu rally was matched by one sponsored by opponents of the prime minister, demanding that he resign. Read More »

Amir Khan's freakish Twitter tirade against Faryal Makhdoom, Anthony Joshua

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She accused Khan of being a cheater and suggested that he is seeking attention because his boxing career hasn't gone well the past year. In this entire matter Anthony Joshua has not spoken yet about any of the claims. "I'll just let it go", Faryal added. Retweeting the allegations surrounding Joshua, she added: "You have actually lost it. Wtf. where do u make this stuff up from?". Read More »

United Kingdom prepared to pay €40b Brexit bill

But now suspicious eurocrats are coming to the conclusion that the chaos is merely an illusion and that Britain is lulling Mr Barnier and co into a false sense of security. "The clock is ticking now, time is moving on, and I suppose you're hearing a bit of urgency on our part, not least to have an Executive up and running in Northern Ireland so that they can contribute to this very important debate", he said. Read More »

Self-proclaimed 'sugardady' banned from seeking 'sugarbaby' on beach

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Karolina Seaman says she is furious after the man approached her 16-year-old daughter with the padding and a business card. He told the teenager she "would be perfect" and urged her to contact him when she turned 18. I understand the mother getting upset". "I can show you my bank account". Two weeks ago, he said he purchased a t-shirt and business cards online as a joke, but those items caused concern among some beach-goers. Read More »

Kelly quickly moves to impose military discipline on White House

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The vacation could be driven in part by necessity. The White House announced earlier in the week that the West Wing will undergo extensive renovations in Mr. Trump arrived at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey on Friday for his extended break. "Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf ". Read More »

NASA Issues Warning About Unsafe Eclipse Glasses

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The partnership will see millions of solar eclipse safety glasses donated to community libraries in the STAR Library Education Network, and 1,500 eclipse glasses will be shipped directly to schools. This month's eclipse fortunately comes in August when skies tend to be clear. Google has teamed up with the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation, SSI, the National Science Foundation, and NASA to distribute 2 million solar-viewing glasses to almost 5,000 libraries throughout the country. Read More »

US, China agree on toughest sanctions on North Korea

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The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue. President Trump has repeatedly criticised China, which shares a land border with North Korea and is its closest economic ally, for not doing enough to stop Pyongyang's weapons programme. Read More »

Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling on all states including Japan to work toward a world free of nuclear weapons "in their own ways". Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks, in 1945. Japanese officials routinely argue that they abhor nuclear weapons, but the nation's defence is firmly set under the United States nuclear umbrella. Read More »

Jaitley meets family of slain RSS worker Rajesh

During the visit, Jaitely spoke with the three-year old son of Rajesh and his aged parents. "On 03-07-2017, at about 2 PM, he was awaiting passengers in his vehicle, when a group of RSS goons dragged from auto and attacked my husband from all sides prohibiting escape.I also request you (Mr Jaitley) to visit my husband who is in the hospital for the last 33 days in a very critical condition", Remya Sreejan wrote. Read More »

Drunk duo falls to death at Amboli Ghat

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The police and hikers still trying to locate the bodies, one of which could be seen amid boulders 700 feet below, but heavy rain and fog made it hard to reach the spot. The victims and their friends who shot the video were all drunk, a police officer from the Amboli Outpost said. The incident which happened on Monday was captured on camera and went viral on social media on Thursday. Read More »

What the Statue of Liberty says

Miller in his rebuttal questioned whether poem was really representative of US values on the basis it had been added to the statue after it was conceived as a symbol of American liberty. Inspired by the immigrants and refugees she worked with, Lazarus wrote " The New Colossus ". In 1903, 15 years after Lazarus' death at 38 from cancer, a friend had the poem cast on a bronze plaque and donated it to the statue. Read More »

US Republican makes first move to work with Democrats on healthcare

Ron Wyden , R-Ore., and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. But finding agreement on tax reform is notoriously hard. Congress also approved a law to help veterans get health care-a bipartisan, bicameral, messy but ultimately successful effort that came together with zero involvement from the administration. Read More »

Senate eyes bipartisan approach to Obamacare fix, defying Trump

The Obama legal team also has argued all along that the House did not have a right to sue to challenge the subsidies. I look forward to the opportunity to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and hope to work in an open and transparent process with colleagues in both parties to accomplish that goal. Read More »

North Korea warns USA against military pressure over n-programme

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The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by the US that slapped sanctions on Pyongyang that included an export ban that seeks to cut as much as $1 billion in annual revenue. China called for a halt to the deployment of the US Thaad anti-missile defense system in South Korea and for relevant equipment to be dismantled, United Nations ambassador Liu Jieyi told the security council. Read More »

AIADMK MLAs decline party posts offered by Sasikala-Dinakaran faction

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After nearly 60 days of silence, controversial AIADMK deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran today said efforts to bring together the divided factions of the party together are on. With the Udayakumar's declaration, which got instant support from Finance Minister K Jayakumar, the ruling faction of the AIADMK, known as AIADMK (Amma) too has split vertically. Read More »

Authorities looking for 6-year-old Lakeland boy

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The search for Roach lasted nearly seven hours, with sheriff K9 units, a helicopter and community volunteers are taking part. Sheriff K9 units and a helicopter were used. The child may have wandered away from home to find a swimming pool he saw with his grandmother while they were taking a walk Friday morning, authorities said. Read More »

Asean to focus on code of conduct with China

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The escalation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula threatens to "peace, security and stability in the region and the world", the ASEAN foreign ministers noted. During the talks, some ASEAN states proposed language "that did not enjoy consensus", including a proposal by Vietnam for a "dispute-settlement mechanism" in case disputes arise in the future over interpretation of the code, according to an ASEAN report attached to the framework. Read More »

Brexit is the greatest challenge for a new Irish generation: PM

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In recent weeks the Irish government has reportedly moved towards backing a new sea border between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland after Brexit in order to prevent smuggling. Rejecting concerns that a sea border plan would anger Westminster or Unionists in the north, he said: "If anyone is angry, it should be us". Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has already expressed his opposition to any new frontier on the island, saying his government will "not design a border for the ... Read More »

Trump and the Mexico, Australia Phone Call Dump

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The work of being president continues, and they must be prepared to handle a crisis at all hours and from wherever they are. I guess it's worth noting certainly not the first Justice Department - the first president to go after leakers. Now he heads to a 10 day vacation in Martha's Vineyard. The trip is being called a " working vacation " for Trump, but the work of others is being affected by the stay. Read More »