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Guam residents fear attack after N.Korean threat

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has confirmed 33 Kiwi personnel are now in Guam, the U.S. territory recently threatened by North Korea. Here's a look at the US military's role on the island, which became a USA territory in 1898. Most of North Korea's recent missile tests have landed in the Sea of Japan, which lies between Japan and the eastern coast of the Asian continent. The island is also home to several unique species, such as the flightless koko bird, the damselfish and the ... Read More »

Isaac Makwala runs by himself, qualifies for 200m semis

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Makawalas quarantine time ended at 14:00 hrs local time today and he was then declared fit after a medical examination to run a solo race. "I wish to thank the IAAF for giving me another chance - the crowd is so unbelievable", Makwala told BBC Sport . Read More »

Don't put your feet on the auto dashboard

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A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. "We were heading to my parents to pick up our two sons". A mother-of-three is permanently disabled after a minor auto crash because she had her feet on the dashboard. I can't lift patients anymore I can't stand for more than four hours at a time. Now, she wants others to make sure others don't make the same mistake. Read More »

Jeffress: God sanctions 'fire and fury'

Asked if the position doesn't violate the pacifist message of 'do not repay evil for evil, ' as cited in Romans 12 , Jeffress said that only applies to individual Christians and not governments. Jeffress has always been a supporter of the president, and has been previously outspoken on political issues. President Donald Trump is seen greeting Pastor Robert Jeffress during the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the John F. Read More »

Tensions over North Korea weigh on stocks but boost gold

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The resignation of President Richard Nixon - 43 years ago to the day - resulted in a first day 0.9 percent sell-off, but 20 days later, the S&P 500 was down 13.8 percent and up 6.7 percent after 250 days. In other developments Wednesday, shares of Novo Nordisk A/S surged 6% after the Danish drug maker raised its growth targets for the year (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/novo-nordisk-profit-flat-upbeat-on-sales-outlook-2017-08-09-2485406) on expectations of robust sales of its type-2 ... Read More »

CNN Bounces Polarizing Contributor For 'Sieg Heil' Tweet

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Lord argued that he was mocking Carusone's supposed free speech fascism by responding with a Nazi salute and refused to delete the tweet . CNN announced it was cutting ties with polarizing contributor Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted "Sieg Heil!" at the president of Media Matters for America on Thursday. Read More »

Trump thanks Putin for booting USA diplomats out of Russian Federation

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Also on Thursday, President Trump said he was "very surprised" by raids on the Virginia home of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort by federal agents on 26 July. Speaking to reporters in New Jersey, he said he wanted to thank the Russian leader for saving the United States money. During a question-and-answer sessions with reporters at his private golf club in New Jersey on Thursday, Trump finally responded to Putin's move. Read More »

Tranquil weather on tap is the calm before some weekend storms

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The complex will produce heavy rain and flooding is possible. Low-lying areas and spots already prone to flooding will have the most issues but always be careful of flash flooding. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Scattered thunderstorms in McHenry and surrounding counties are likely Thursday evening, with the greatest risk between 4 and 8 p.m., according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service . Read More »

NY high school football player dies in log drill mishap

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The log fell and struck Joshua Mileto, a student at the school, in the head. He was later pronounced dead at Stony Brook hospital. Carlin Schledorn, who graduated from Sachem East and played his junior year, said that carrying the 12-foot log was used to build chemistry throughout the team - and it wasn't easy. Read More »

Dollar at eight-week low vs yen as North Korea tensions simmer

President Donald Trump's decision whether to test their missile defenses. Three-hundred-fifty airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota are among military personnel on Guam, the tiny Pacific island that's been the focus of recent global attention with escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea . Read More »

Beijing claims United States destroyer violated China's sovereignty & security

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In July, Beijing expressed its outrage over USA guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem entering the waters off the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, known in China as the Xisha Islands. Twelve nautical miles marks the territorial limits recognized internationally. The US supports neither nation's claims and insists that the sea should be a neutral space available for free navigation. Read More »

North Korea missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes, local official says

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The governor of Guam said Wednesday the administration of the US Pacific island was anxious but not in panic over North Korea's threat of a missile strike. Some posters lament the lack of knowledge about Guam on the part of most US residents. The massive blast radius caused by a nuclear device, which North Korea reportedly perfected and miniaturized to deliver on missiles, would make up for some of the lack of accuracy. Read More »

God stops by Colbert to talk Donald Trump and nuclear war

As tensions continued to mount on Thursday between Washington and Pyongyang, former President Jimmy Carter said North Korean leaders are convinced the USA plans to launch a preemptive strike against the nation. "Listen, Lord, is it true that you gave President Trump the authority to take out Kim Jong Un with nuclear weapons?" Whenever North Korea ratchets up its rhetoric, the world typically turns to the US president for a response. Read More »

Benghazi! Judge orders new search for Clinton emails

The assault on the US diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012 and its CIA Annex the next day resulted in a public relations controversy for Clinton and National Security Advisor Susan Rice after evidence challenged their initial claims that the attack was not premeditated, but a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu

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It is unclear whether the Doklam issue was discussed with the Nepalese leadership although Ms Swaraj may well have conveyed India's point of view to Nepal on the matter. The two sides discussed an expanded bilateral agenda reflecting the updated national priorities of Nepal. Cooperation in hydro power sector also came up for discussion. Read More »

Three opposition leaders meet J&K CM over threats to Article 35 (A)

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He said the governor, who is also the chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, thanked the chief minister for the state administration s support in the "successful" conduct of this year s yatra. "That is the crux of her dilemma - run with the hare & hunt with the hounds". "The time has come when the people of Jammu and Kashmir should say goodbye to Article 370 and ask the Government of India to revoke Article 35 A", he said. Read More »

Why is North Korea So Fixated on Guam?

President Trump vowed "fire, fury and frankly power" against Pyongyang if it continued to threaten the United States. Korea reverted saying it was considering missile strikes near USA strategic military installations on Guam . That leads to the first reason why Guam is so often in North Korea's crosshairs: It is accessible while the rest of America is not. It added that the plan will soon be reported to North Korean Supreme Command after "full examination and completion", and will ... Read More »

Recommendation Buy on stock: Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG)

Fifth Third Retail Bank has 0% invested in Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE:PVG). Shares are clocking price at $8.57 with change of 5.28%. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Roth Capital maintained the shares of PVG in report on Thursday, September 17 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Monday, August 24 by Canaccord Genuity. Read More »

I-75 Completely Shut Down Following Police Chase, Crash, Standoff

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Police have not revealed a motive for the standoff, or whether the suspect is in jail or was hospitalized. They were actively seeking felony charges against the man. The standoff ended just after 11:30 a.m. They also said they are reopening northbound I-75 while the southbound lanes will remain closed a little longer. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly debuts online news show

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But O'Reilly's signature bombast and bluster appeared not to have eroded since leaving cable news in April. He spent the program discussing a variety of subjects, including President Trump's North Korea remarks. Fox News dumped O'Reilly in April amid reports the conservative news network had paid $13 million to keep five women quiet about sexual harassment allegations. Read More »

B1-B bombers return to Guam after Korea sortie

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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 is conceivable that North Korea's nuclear weapons program has already considerably advanced, and it is possible that North Korea has already achieved the miniaturization of nuclear weapons and has acquired nuclear warheads", the ministry said in a statement, according to Reuters. Read More »

Gemma Atkinson is the fourth celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

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Even wearing heels for me is a big thing. She rose to fame as Lisa Hunter in Hollyoaks in the early noughties and has since gone on to star in numerous shows including The Bill, Casualty and Waterloo Road. "As far as any dance training goes, I haven't had any". I've got my good luck charms, though. Arterton, who recently left the Dales but has hinted she will return, said of keeping her Strictly signing a secret: 'I felt so snide lying to all my family. Read More »

School buses are on the road again

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If there is no unimproved median or barrier, then all lanes in all directions must stop. Upon seeing these flashing amber lights, vehicles approaching the school bus from both the front and rear should immediately slow down and prepare to stop. Read More »

Volkswagen offers up to 10000 euros in premiums to new-car buyers

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The Car Connection explained that such an "older diesel" car falls under European emissions standards 1 - 4, which allow diesels to emit up to 0.50g/km of nitrogen oxide. "The VW statement said it was acknowledging its share of responsibility for climate- and health-friendly mobility on German streets". The incentives are available only until 31 December, with similar schemes in the pipeline for VW's commercial vehicles arm, as well as Porsche, Seat and Skoda. Read More »

Korea to halt all provocations, says door for dialogue still open

South Korea has said the bilateral talks will strictly discuss bilateral and humanitarian issues, such as easing the military tension between the divided Koreas along their demarcation line and holding reunions of families here separated since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Read More »

Russian 'terrorist' arrested near USA air base in Turkey

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A Russian national identified as Renat Bakiev was reportedly detained in the southern Turkish city of Adana over suspicions that he planned to crash an American aircraft at the base using a drone. ISIS considers Alevis as heretics. A Turkish news agency reports that Bakiev had told police that he needed to kill Alevis because he considered them "enemies of Allah". Read More »

GOP lawmaker: Trump's 'fire and fury' comments not increasing North Korea tensions

When President Donald Trump promised to unleash "fire and fury" if North Korea continues to threaten nuclear war, he might not have remembered Kim Jong-un's US -friendly neighbors to the south. Another included a video clip of Trump vowing to respond to North Korean threats with "fire and fury". Tillerson said Wednesday as he returned from an Asia trip he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat". Read More »

US stocks slide amid heightened US-North Korea tensions

Lockheed Martin , Raytheon , General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman and the Dow Jones U.S. defense index was up 1.48 percent after hitting a record high. The strength in the sector comes as gold for December delivery is jumping $11.30 to $1,290.60 an ounce. Gold settled up 1.4% at $1,256.40 an ounce, then rose almost 2% - to almost $1,283 - after Wednesday's settlement. Read More »