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Militants trapped in Shopian, gunfight on


Police said more security personnel - including the police, the Army and the Central Reserve Police Force - had been rushed to the area and three more villages were brought under the extended cordon. According to The Times of India , the encounter started on Saturday evening between terrorists and the security forces in Awneera village. Cordon-and-search operations have begun in the village. Read More »

UP: CM Yogi asks madarsas to record I-Day celebrations on camera


The nation would be on high alert during the Independence Day celebrations. After that, homage will be paid to the soldiers and martyrs of the freedom struggle. Former board chairman Rashid Khan said while most large madrasas celebrate Indepe-ndence Day and hoist the Tricolour, it is likely that the smaller ones find it hard to organise events. Read More »

EU Slaps Sanctions On Additional North Korean Nationals


The European Union expanded its sanctions on North Korea as the back and forth between the USA and Pyongyang escalated. The warning is the latest in an exchange of bellicose rhetoric that has heightened concerns about a possible conflict between Washington and Pyongyang. Read More »

Two dead after helicopter crash in Albemarle County

The helicopter went down about seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, Va. . Police say only two people were on board, and police are not saying who owned the craft. A statement released by Virginia State Police reads: 'Shortly before 5pm today (August 12), a helicopter crashed into a wooded area near a residence on Old Farm Road. Read More »

North Korea refuses to stop nuclear weapon development, threatens US over sanctions


Ri did not respond publicly. Mr Trump expressed his satisfaction in a Tweet after he spoke with the president of South Korea about the "grave and growing" threat of North Korea , the White House said. President Donald Trump praised the Security Council's action and US resolve. Lavrov told reporters that he and Tillerson agreed to preserve a diplomatic channel that Russian Federation had earlier suspended as a reaction to the sanctions, the Associated Press reported . Read More »

FS Investment Corporation (FSIC) Trades at New 52-Week High

The Company also announced that, subject to market conditions, the Company's board of directors now intends to reduce the regular cash distribution for the fourth quarter and subsequent quarters to $0.19 per share and to make a special distribution in the fourth quarter of 2018 that equates to the cumulative amount, if any, of net investment income earned during the twelve months following October 1, 2017 that is in excess of $0.76 per share. Read More »

15 dead, 32 injured as blast hits army truck in Pakistan


The high intensity blast occurred in a parking lot near Pishin bus stop which is in a high security area in the provincial capital Quetta. A spokesman for the Balochistan government, Anwar ul Haq Kakar also confirmed the toll. Security forces reached the scene and cordoned off the area. It said the injured were taken to the Combined Military Hospital where some of them were in critical condition. Read More »

United States destroyer in South China Sea violated law, harmed security


It was the third "freedom of navigation operation" during Trump's presidency. McCain sailed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef , one of three Chinese man-made islands with a runway and military fortifications. "We told them we are a usa (ship) conducting routine operations in global waters". The whole territory of the South China Sea, which is believed to be extremely rich in energy resources, is disputed. Read More »

Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as prime minister


Prime Minister Abbasi is accompanied by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. He said the federal government will also follow the same path in order to ensure continuity of the system. The Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Mehmood Pasha also called on the PM and briefed him about the performance of their respective institutions. Read More »

United States pushes Asian nations on North Korea

The Security Council unanimously approved the sanctions on North Korea, including banning coal and other exports worth over $1 billion. The sanctions prohibit countries from hiring more North Korean workers, ban new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures - areas in which China has traditionally been active. Read More »

Heavy rains to continue over Assam, Meghalaya; flood situation to worsen


The Disaster Management Authority of Assam reportedly said that over 63 thousand people have taken refuge in 268 relief camps in the state as over 1,750 villages are trapped. Sankosh river in Dhubri district of Assam is also likely to flow in similar levels during the same period. Crop land damage was in areas of 1,00,441.70 hectares. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi bets on Congress win in Karnataka poll


The absence of the NCP , a constituent of the UPA, from the meeting triggered speculations that it is no more in the good books of the Congress, particularly after the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat. "We also thanked MPs and MLAs who voted for them", Azad told reporters. The farmer-related issue, increasing communal tension, misuse of investigating agencies, subversion of democratic institutions, attack on opposition leaders, etc were to be discussed. Read More »

Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday


President Trump plans to get tougher on trade with China. Trump has suggested he would go easier on China if it were more forceful in getting North Korea to rein in its nuclear weapons program. The decision will not only take action against alleged Chinese violations of USA companies' intellectual property rights, but could also be perceived as an attempt by the US government to crank up the pressure on Beijing to rein in North Korea. Read More »

US Muslim Wins Payout After Hijab 'Forcibly Removed' by Police


It was returned when her husband posted her bond, the report said. gathered that Powell was arrested during a traffic stop on outstanding warrants. The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced the settlement in a press release praising Powell. She then filed a lawsuit in 2016 alleging the police department had violated her First Amendment rights and the settlement was approved this week and is to be paid by the local municipal authority. Read More »

Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un


According to The Washington Post , Mattis told a pool of reporters Wednesday that "of course there's a military option" in place to address North Korea, but "we want to use diplomacy". And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis. At other planning sessions, activists plotted direct action in the case of actual hostilities. Read More »

Attack 'could be threat to the survival of Japan'


The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile interceptors were deployed in Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures, which North Korea said its missiles could cross over, as well as Ehime which is located between Hiroshima and Kochi. The final spending total for missile defense will have to be reconciled with the Senate appropriations committee, which has not put together its defense spending bill yet. Read More »

As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea


But unnamed sources told the AP that the talks have done little to quell concerns about North Korea's escalation of its missile and nuclear program, though the sources also suggested that negotiation could still be possible, if Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly choose negotiations instead of threats. Read More »

Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"


He told the governor, "You seem like a hell of a guy". "All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you", he continued. "They should have had me eight years ago.I have to say, Eddie, you're going to become extremely famous". Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Woman killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC


The soldier succumbed while being shifted to army hospital. Forty-two-year old Nb Subedar Tomar belonged to Village Tarsana (Post Office Porsa) in District Morena of Madhya Pradesh. "15 am in Poonch sector along the LoC". "A woman, who was standing in front of the house, received critical splinter injuries and died on spot", he said. Read More »

PCB recalls players from England and West Indies


ESPN said that the board had originally given as many as 10 players, including seven centrally contracted cricketers, permission to play the entire Caribbean Premier League - which began on August 4 and runs until September 9. "We have invited Sri Lanka to play a few matches (in Pakistan) after their series with us and I will try to get a reply on that invitation". PCB on Friday revoked the No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) of the players and sent them a notice to report at the National ... Read More »

Crash at CT airport kills instructor, injures 2


It happened today around 9:17 Candlelight Farms Airport along Green Pond Road and Border Lane in New Milford. The other injured passenger who went to get help was taken to Danbury Hospital. Police said the co-pilot, a flight instructor employed by Arrow Aviation; Anthony J. Morasco, was killed in the crash. Lee Grabner. "All he could say was that he was in a plane crash, is all he could really articulate to us". Read More »

US Rep. Adams hopes Trump's North Korea comments 'not an ego thing'


It comes as tensions continue to simmer between both states after President Trump warned the Asian state that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States. What we need to do is work with China changing the equation, so that China enforces the sanctions that were just recently reinforced by the U.N. Security Council against North Korea, so that we can get North Korea to come to the bargaining table and give up their nuclear weapons. Read More »

Trump Wants to 'De-Nuke the World'

His bluster followed a Washington Post report that the Hermit Kingdom had developed a nuclear weapon small enough to deploy on a missile. President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. Read More »

How three recent launches signaled new leaps in North Korea's missile capabilities


North Korea regularly promises to reduce Japan to "debris" in state-sponsored news broadcasts but these sabre-rattling claims have escalated wildly in recent days. If the USA learns to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea, will we also learn to live with a nuclear-armed Iran? With Russia conquering the Baltic states and the other territories of the former USSR? Dujarric says Guterres welcomed the UN Security Council's adoption at the weekend of a resolution imposing new sanctions on ... Read More »

Woman flags down vehicle hours after small plane crashes near Adrian


It is understood the pilot was still trapped an hour after the crash. The Lenawee County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and the Federal Aviation Administration is on the way to the scene, Bevier said. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman has confirmed the men, aged about 45 and 24, are trapped by their lower bodies. The crash happened about a half mile away from the road near a field. Read More »

UN OKs new sanctions vs N. Korea. What next?


The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday over its continued missile tests that could slash the reclusive country's $3 billion annual export revenue by a third. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes his pressure campaign against North Korea to Asian leaders on Sunday as the USA intensifies its efforts to isolate Pyongyang . Read More »

Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam


Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. escalated this week amid increasingly heated rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang. Trump has been escalating his rhetoric against North Korea, but says he hopes "it will all work out". Asked if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that". He then reassures Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the United States military is "rock solid". Read More »

Wall St set to open flat after inflation data, N.Korea tensions

The NASDAQ Composite Index fell 0.28% and closed the day at 6,352.33. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had been steadily hitting records, posted its biggest decline since May on Thursday, while the CBOE Volatility Index, known as Wall Street's "fear gauge", rose to its highest level of the year. Read More »

Advice from an eye doctor on viewing the eclipse safely


Solar eclipse glasses allow the user to stare at the sun without the potential for harm to the viewers eyes. "I have seen instances where the patient has eventually shown up with crescents burned into the back of the eye, and you can nearly tell exactly when they looked", Ralph Chou, professor emeritus at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada, told Read More »

Putney Bridge jogger push suspect eliminated from inquiry


Bellquist's lawyers say they have proof the 41-year-old could not have been the jogger on Putney Bridge. Fortunately, the bus swerved and narrowly avoided the woman . After the May 5 incident, the bus stopped, while passengers climbed off to help the woman . The Met said he will face no further action. The jogger is described as a white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair. Read More »

Swine flu toll climbs to six in Odisha


The death reported on Friday was, however, not verified by the office of the chief medical officer where officials said they had yet to receive the information.There have been four deaths due to swine flu since May this year, with three being in the month of August itself. Read More »