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Indian tourists stranded in Nepal floods


People have been shifted to safer places. Many plains districts in the region have been inundated with water, hindering rescue and relief work. Authorities say the death toll could go up as more people are missing in floods in the eastern Tarai. Read More »

NY man kills mother, sister, 3rd woman with hammer


Bobby Vanderhall, 34, was accused of breaking into his mother Lynn Reichenbach-Vanderhall's house and through the basement door and beating his mom before doing the same to his sister, Melissa Vanderhall and her friend Janel Simpson, one of the women visiting the house. Read More »

Taiwan concerned by United States plan for unfair trade probe against China

But analysts have cautioned that Trump faces a huge challenge in his desire to significantly reduce the USA trade deficit with China, which past year stood at more than $300 billion. But trade and national security experts widely noted that the announcement appeared to have been delayed until after China joined the United States in voting for sanctions against North Korea at a United Nations Security Council session on August 5. Read More »

Gold buoyed by North Korea tensions, United States inflation data


US consumer prices were up a slight 0.1 percent in July.. Excluding food and energy prices, core consumer prices still crept up by 0.1% in July, matching the increases seen in the three previous months. weapons are " locked and loaded ", ready to respond if North Korea acts "unwisely". "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" BNY Mellon FX strategist Neil Mellor told Reuters that in recent years, "the market hasn't really reacted to things on the Korean Peninsula" because in the ... Read More »

Trump's statements on North Korea reminiscent of Bush's preventive war doctrine

One of President Trump's most famous critics came to his defense this week after a vow of "fire and fury" for North Korea: former Vice President Al Gore. "I think they can become even better", he says, according to the same source. Soderberg criticizes the president's lack of diplomacy and she personally wishes that the worldwide community increase pressure on North Korea rather than use outright force. Read More »

Trump Welcomes New Sanctions On North Korea


The United States is responsible for influencing the decision at the Security Council to adopt Resolution 2371, the North Korean council said Monday. "The best signal that North Korea could send that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches", Tillerson told reporters Monday at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathering. Read More »

Mattis: War with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'


He warned that the tragedy of war is well known and a military conflict could be 'catastrophic'. Mattis' comments follow President Donald Trump's threats against the rogue nation, according to CNN . The White House has distanced itself from the president's threats, and Mattis maintains that diplomatic efforts are the best way to combat this crisis. Read More »

Quake of magnitude 6.5 hits Indonesia's Sumatra; tremors felt in Singapore


Singaporeans living in Toa Payoh and Farrer Road said that they also felt tremors. There have been no immediate reports of fatalities or damage from the rumble, although officials were still said to be examining the situation. Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. In 2004, an extremely powerful Indian Ocean quake set off a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries, majority in ... Read More »

UNF faculty member & former UN Ambassador criticizes Trump's "fire and fury"


The two leaders also reiterated a commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has lashed back at the US following President Donald Trump's latest warnings. On Friday, the Defense Ministry said it was deploying four of Japan's surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles. Read More »

Iran Majlis passes motion in response to United States sanctions


The Iranian Parliament on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the general outlines of a motion to counter the US' "terrorist and adventurous" acts in the region, the media reported. The blacklisted individuals will be denied Iranian visas, their assets will be frozen by Iran's Judiciary, and their bank accounts blocked by its Ministry of Economy. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir shutdown over Article 370


Article 370 also accords the disputed region special status. Ironically, while the PDP is a strong votary of continuing with the special status, its ruling partner the BJP contested elections on the plank that it would revoke the constitutional position for Jammu and Kashmir's complete integration with the rest of India. Read More »

Stocks drop as Korea tension saps mood

In 3.08pm trading, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 1 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 75.62 points, or 0.34 percent, to 21,973.08. Gold rose as much as 1.2 percent to a near two-month high, while the Swiss franc was on track to post its biggest single-day rise in about two-and-a-half years. Read More »

U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea


China has been especially assertive in the area recently, and has not shied away from harsh diplomatic confrontation with the other claimants. The SSF is also responsible for keeping an eye on the resource-rich South China Sea where China is involved in maritime disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam, among other nations. Read More »

HRTC buses swept away in landslide, 50 feared killed


One of the buses was going from Chamba to Manali and the other from Manali to Katra. Teams from the Army and the National Disaster Response Force have been called in and have been working on rescuing those still trapped since 2 am on Sunday, he said. Read More »

Bihar Board 12th Compartment Results 2017 Declared Today - Download @ biharboard


Releasing the results, BSEB Chairman Anand Kishor had said, "For the first time in the history of BSEB, the results of compartmental examination have been declared within one month after the examination". Nonetheless, it's a great news for the students who've waiting and hoping to pass the 12th class and get involved in the admission activities, not losing a year of their career pursuits. Read More »

Day 2 of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow


With three wins including two WGC titles, Matsuyama's season has undoubtedly been a success. "I've been upset with how I've played in the majors so far in my career", he said. "I'm happy I'm in the position I'm in", Kisner said. "So, to actually get away with a five , I actually felt pretty good about myself going to the next tee". Read More »

Military option for Venezuela on the table


Later Friday, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said the Defense Department has not been ordered to make any military movements related to Venezuela - but is prepared for that if need be. Trump declined to give more details about the possibility of US forces leading an operation in Venezuela . In the same speech, however, Maduro called America an "imperialist government" attempting to overthrow the Venezuelan government. Read More »

Japan prepares to intercept stray missiles from N. Korea


As tension escalated this week between the United States and North Korea, the world turned its attention to the US territory of Guam, which North Korean state media reported had become the target of a retaliatory attack . Residents do not pay US income taxes or vote in the general election for USA president. File photo by U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Photo by Robert Hicks/Handout via REUTERS . Read More »

North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for the peaceful denuclearization of North Korea - a common goal of the worldwide community - and stressed the importance of strengthening pressure on North Korea in diplomatic, economic terms", the South Korean spokesman said . Read More »

Venezuelan opposition mum on Trump military talk


President Trump says he is "not going to rule out" military action against Venezuela following President Nicolas Maduro's moves to consolidate power in recent weeks. "You've seen Maduro have some lame attempts to try to do that already", McMaster said in an interview that aired last Saturday on MSNBC. "The vice president's trip will highlight the divide between the past and present of Latin America", said Jarrod Agen, a Pence spokesman, in a statement sent before Trump's Thursday ... Read More »

Chinese leader asks Trump for 'restraint' on North Korea


Mr Xi also stressed China and the U.S. shared "common interests" over denuclearisation and maintaining peace on the Korean peninsula. "At present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula", Xi was quoted as saying . Read More »

Dead, 20 injured after supremacist march in Virginia


My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. A White House spokesperson later doubled down on the equivocation, saying that the president condemned "violence, hatred and bigotry from all sources and sides". Read More »

Trump's unjustified boast about U.S. nuke power


Since September 2009, when the United States announced that the nuclear arsenal contained 5,113 warheads, the stockpile has decreased by 633. Indeed, the claim is so obviously false and his involvement with nuclear readiness so overstated in the classic Trumpian manner that it would be tempting to find the whole tweet simply laughable - like the fictional Romy and Michelle claiming to have invented Post-it notes at their high school reunion - except, wait a minute, it's nuclear weapons ... Read More »

Ohio Man, 20, Arrested in Car Attack — WashPost


The driver in the fatal auto wreck in Charlottesville has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr ., Colonel Martin Kumer confirmed to CBS News. Martin Kumer, the Superintendent of the Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail, told Fox News that James Alex Fields was booked on one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death. Read More »

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JDU removes Sharad Yadav party leader in Rajya Sabha


Kumar nearly shut the door on any reconciliation with Yadav, saying he is free to take any decision as the alliance with the BJP had the entire party's nod. He has taken care of such concerns in the Bihar council of ministers. Talking about Sharad Yadav's proximity to Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD, he said during Sharad Yadav's Bihar visit this week, he was surrounded by people from RJD right from the airport, where he landed. Read More »