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FARC's final weapons removed 'in last breath' of Colombia conflict

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on August 15 announced the completion of a 52-year-old conflict with leftist rebel group "Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia " ( FARC ) and its final disarmament. This is a crucial step for the British there are, however, challenges that range from physical security of ex-rebels in the slow process of granting amnesty to hundreds of Farc imprisoned. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron calls for peaceful outcome with North Korea

Kim had examined plans to fire missiles near Guam, but made no move towards an immediate strike, Korean Central News Agency reported . "He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely unsafe reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK , the latter will make an important decision as it already declared ", according to the KCNA. Read More »

Several Confederate Monuments Removed in Baltimore Overnight

The protest was originally in response to Charlottesville officials deciding to remove a Robert E. Lee Confederate statue from a local park - and it quickly turned chaotic and violent when they were met with counter-protesters. Now, after the violence in Charlottesville, state and city leaders across various USA southern states said this week that they would step up efforts to remove such monuments from public spaces. Read More »

'North Korean Missiles Can Reach Guam In 14 Minutes,' says US

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He said previous presidents had also used strong words to warn off Pyongyang, pointing out that former USA president Barack Obama said past year that "we could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals". South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said his nation will do "all it can" to prevent violence from breaking out on the Korean Peninsula. Trump and Macron spoke over phone and discussed the need to confront the increasingly unsafe situation regarding North Korea's destabilising and ... Read More »

Skorupski to Crystal Palace?

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Despite playing the full 90 minutes, Ivory Coast global Zaha left Selhurst Park following the Eagles' 3-0 mauling by top-flight newcomers Huddersfield with his right knee in a leg brace. Despite initially hoping the player who signed a lucrative new five-year contract in May would be fit to face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, it is understood that tests have revealed minor damage that is likely to mean Zaha will not play again until mid-September. Read More »

Atlantic City police find alligator in motel pool

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A motel in Atlantic City had an unusual guest check-in on Tuesday morning. A pit bull was shot and killed by police when it became aggressive, the prosecutor's office said. Authorities say the motel is located just a few hundred yards away from Lakes Bay. The gator was taken to Cape May County Zoo by animal control officers. Read More »

Tillerson: US 'interested' in negotiating with North Korea

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China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, has repeatedly urged Pyongyang to halt its weapons program and at the same time urged South Korea and the United States to stop military drills to lower tensions. The plan was announced after US President Donald Trump threatened to unleash " fire and fury " on North Korea. Since two to three million people in North Korea are near starvation, reports that non-elite ground units are short on rations have credibility. Read More »

Chinese company sacks Indian employees over technology theft, border standoff

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Earlier on July 16th, Indian troops stopped road construction by Chinese soldiers which raised a conflict between India and China in Doklam area in the Sikkim sector. The US department also stated, we want India, China to have conversations because we have the relationship between both governments. The huge volume of trade with the rising superpower has alarmed the Indian government of possibilities of China gaining access to critical information infrastructure of businesses and ... Read More »

North Korean military ratchets up war rhetoric

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The missile plans were previously announced. "Across the Trump Administration the signal has been that this would be a red line for them", he said. On Tuesday, North Korea is set to commemorate the Korean Peninsula's liberation from Japan at the end of World War II. "Regardless of whatever twist and turns we could experience, the North Korean nuclear program should absolutely be solved peacefully, and the [South Korean] government and the USA government don't have a different position ... Read More »

The big day: 60000 students receive Leaving Cert results today

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Wednesday is Leaving Cert results day and for thousands of teens around the country, the nerves are well and truly starting to set in. Students are being advised that, irrespective of the points they receive, that the course and profession of their dream remains open to them. Read More »

Trump jokes that North Korea's threats will boost tourism to Guam

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His provocative public declarations, a break from the careful language of his predecessors, have only grown louder as the week as gone on. That proximity has long placed it in North Korea's crosshairs, but the escalating war of words has put this territory of 160,000 civilians on edge. Read More »

Incredible MH370 Breakthrough Determines Location Of Missing Flight

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has today released an explosive new report that effectively narrows the search zone for the missing plane down to an area half the size of Melbourne. Geoscience Australia has assessed 12 of the objects to be "probably man made" but can not determine whether they are aircraft debris. "The Malaysians have a no-find no-fee offer from United States exploration company Ocean Infinity which will use a collection of underwater drones to sweep the search area ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru

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Residents' welfare associations (RWA) in Domlur, Sarakki and Jayanagar opposed the setting up of the canteens as they would cut into public spaces. "There can't be a single moment when a person in Bengaluru is hungry. Rahul will address Congress party workers after the inauguration, following which, he will leave for Delhi. Amma Canteens were started in Tamil Nadu by the state's former CM and former AIADMK head J Jayalalithaa. Read More »

Experts say Kim Jong-Un doesn't want nuclear war

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Kim Jong Un's remarks came as he made his first public appearance in almost two weeks, inspecting his army and examining missile plans, the official state media arm, KCNA, reported , according to Reuters . But as for North Korea's threats, we have the best military in the world with bases in Japan , South Korea and Guam. Though experts on diplomacy and North Korea knocked Trump for his rhetoric , which sounded a bit like the propaganda that comes from Pyongyang, Yun Sun, a ... Read More »

Charlottesville Car Attack Victims Sue Driver & Organizers For $3 Million

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Tadrint and Micah Washington have filed suit against Fields, as well as many organizers of the alt-right rally in Charlottesville Saturday - including David Duke , Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler . They are seeking $3 million in damages. Count 4 alleges that all the defendants incited rioting and disorderly conduct that would "result in the use of force against residents of Charlottesville and counter-protesters", the document states. Read More »

Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller star in Netflix's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

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Check out the new teaser trailer of the Netflix film, their best yet, which will have a stateside debut appropriately at the New York Film Festival in September. The upcoming film stars Adam Sandler , Ben Stiller , Elizabeth Marvel , and Dustin Hoffman . The Meyerowitz Stories is directed by indie notable Noah Baumbach , who clearly remembers the stellar work Sandler put in for Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love , as he's given the amusing man a starring role here. Read More »

Melbourne Council Scraps Australia Day

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The decision also includes discarding the council's Australia Day awards, which will be re-labelled and instead held "on days that better suit the nature of each award". TODAY show's Karl Stefanovic strongly supported a Melbourne council's move to become the first in the nation to stop holding citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day out of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read More »

Safety tips for watching the solar eclipse August 21

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As the sun passes behind the moon and the skies darken, NASA Television will provide footage of the eclipse from "unique vantage points", according to a press release from NASA. It's predicted hundreds of thousands will be watching the eclipse from OR, but are your eyes safe from the sun? If you ordered your glasses online , you need to make sure they are authorized and weren't part of a recall that Amazon issued Monday. Read More »

Panthers extend Thomas Davis' contract

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Mere moments before boarding a plane bound for Nashville to continue preseason preparations for the 2017 season, the star linebacker signed a one-year contract extension that runs through 2018. "With Thomas Davis getting up there in age and years, we've got to cut down on his reps", Wilks said via the team's website . But Davis remained without a contract extension this offseason until after former general manager Dave Gettleman was sacked. Read More »

Obama's tweet on Charlottesville violence sets new record

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In this tweet, Obama tried to teach a lesson saying that no one is born hating a people of other colour. Obama's tweet that he posted on August 12 set the record, surpassing the previous record-holder for most-liked Twitter post which was singer Ariana Grande's distraught message following the Manchester terror attack in May that garnered 2.7 million "likes", Variety reported late on Tuesday. Read More »

Obama's tweet on violence in Charlottesville most liked post in Twitter history

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With over 2.8 million "likes, ' Mr Obama's tweet is the most 'liked" tweet on the microblogging platform. "People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love ", a tweet read. "It is also now the 5th most Retweeted Tweet ever", the company statement said. It has also been retweeted 1.1 million times. The post surpassed a May 22 tweet from Ariana Grande after a terrorist attack that day killed 22 people at the end of her concert in Manchester . Read More »

United States 'will take out' any N Korean missile

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But Mattis told reporters that war could break out if North Korea were to fire a missile at the US. "Officials in the Moon government don't know him, since they just have dealt with Kim Jong-il", Mr Nam said, referring to the current leader's father, who died in late 2011. Read More »

United States 'will take out' any N Korean missile

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But Mattis told reporters that war could break out if North Korea were to fire a missile at the US. "Officials in the Moon government don't know him, since they just have dealt with Kim Jong-il", Mr Nam said, referring to the current leader's father, who died in late 2011. Read More »

Watch President Trump's combative news conference on Charlottesville

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Lee. "Is George Washington [coming down] next week". We're transcribing the press conference now and we'll continue to update this page with highlights below. you're changing history, you're changing culture.you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. "If you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Read More »

Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack

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Two other suicide bombers also reportedly blew themselves up at the gate of an internally displaced person (IDP) camp. They then went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict and simultaneously detonated their explosives. Read More »

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tried To Speak At UChicago. He Was Refused

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He also wrote: "While the "speaker's views do not align with our values...we must follow the law, upholding the First Amendment". Gov. Rick Scott said in Tampa today that he has reached out to the heads of the National Guard and the Florida Department of Highway Safety in anticipation of next month's speech at the University of Florida by Richard Spencer , the white nationalist who organized this weekend's rallies at Charlottesville , Va. Read More »

Dow loses more than 100 points amid North Korea tensions

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The S&P 500 consumer discretionary index .SPLRCD , down 0.9 percent, also took a hit from a steep fall in the shares of Coach and Advance Auto Parts after disappointing results. BMO Capital Markets downgraded both companies to "market perform", saying prospects for a near-term settlement of the U.S. "Hard to assess political risk is now intruding on this scenario". Read More »