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North Korea slams upcoming US-South military exercises

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Moon said North Korea's development of nuclear weapons technology was "nearing" a red line, which he described as "completing an ICBM and weaponizing it with a nuclear head". The military exercises always take place at the end of August, therefore they could be seen as a routine affair. Read: What is China's role in the North Korean crisis? The "air pirates of Guam again appeared in the sky above South Korea to stage a madcap drill simulating an actual war", the command of the ... Read More »

Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again

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Australia has been participating with the US and South Korea in the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills. Tens of thousands of troops from the U.S., South Korea and several other countries will conduct drills over the next few weeks to prepare for a possible war with Kim Jong Un's regime. Read More »

Nigerian leader returns after long treatment in London

Buhari , who said he was "pleased to be back on home soil", also called for renewed efforts to transform the country's sclerotic economy, which is in the grip of its worst recession for more than two decades. Nigerians, some of them singing, lined the road to the airport to welcome him. My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. Read More »

Search for missing helicopter in Hawaii halted

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On Wednesday afternoon, a Honolulu Fire Department rescue crew member handed off retrieved debris to U.S. Army personnel at the command center in Haleiwa. Hawaii media outlets say a former Wichita Falls family has been told their son is one of the five missing. Swift and dynamic currents prompted the expansion of the search area which is now up to 160 miles offshore from Ka'ena point. Read More »

Quake hits Italian island, one dead, 25 injured

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Seven people were also missing after a building collapsed and 25 were slightly injured. A Dutch tourist, Tessa de Mönnink, told NBC News that she was at a restaurant in the village of Sant'Angelo when the room began to shake, then went dark. Read More »

Israel issues administrative detention orders for 84 Palestinians

Abbas expressed doubt about the U.S. administration's ability to lead peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel, given the chaos in the White House. According to those who attended the Ramallah meeting, Abbas, who severed security ties with Israel as part of the Temple Mount crisis in July, complained that Netanyahu has been unresponsive to his outreach to restore the relationship. Read More »

Mother-of-three 'crushed in lift' at Spanish hospital after giving birth

He later learned that Rocio was in the process of being pushed out of the elevator when it started moving, trapping his recovering wife between floors and reportedly cutting her in half. Ms Nunez's mother Carmen Nunez said her daughter had suffered "a cruel death". "This can not go unpunished". "She had given birth at 11 in the morning so I went to the information desk", she added. Read More »

Mother-of-three 'crushed in lift' at Spanish hospital after giving birth

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He later learned that Rocio was in the process of being pushed out of the elevator when it started moving, trapping his recovering wife between floors and reportedly cutting her in half. Ms Nunez's mother Carmen Nunez said her daughter had suffered "a cruel death". "This can not go unpunished". "She had given birth at 11 in the morning so I went to the information desk", she added. Read More »

Plea agreement reached in Slender Man case

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Weier talked at length Monday to Judge Michael Bohren in Wisconsin's Waukesha County Circuit Court. The girls told investigators they stabbed her to impress Slenderman, a tall, creepy fictional bogeyman they insisted was real, the complaint said. Read More »

Pentagon chief headed to Middle East, Europe

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The discussions also touched on the current regional situation, especially the Syrian crisis and developments in Iraq and progress in the war against Daesh, in addition to the de-escalations zones in Syria and the military operations in Raqqa, set up as a result of Jordan-US-Russia cooperation. Read More »

Barcelona terror attack: Suspected van driver fatally shot by police

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A seven-year-old Sydney boy was one of 13 people killed in last week's terrorist attack at Las Ramblas in central Barcelona . On early Friday morning, the fourteenth victim, a woman, was stabbed when five people jumped out of a auto and began attacking people at random on the seaside promenade in Cambrils, a town south of Barcelona . Read More »

Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq validity today

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During the hearing, the apex court had clarified that it may not deliberate upon the issue of polygamy and said it would only examine whether triple talaq was part of an "enforceable" fundamental right to practice religion by the Muslims. Read More »

Bawumia delivers relief items to Sierra Leone on Ghana's behalf

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A Ukrainian lawmaker has been quoted as saying that the Times misidentified the hacker entirely. President Koroma, on his part, revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was among the first leaders to have called to empathise with him and the people after the disaster, saying; "This visit is further evidence of the close relations between Sierra Leone and Ghana". Read More »

James Mattis: Reduction in USA troops not North Korea related

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For months, the USA and South Korea have been planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual exercise that will involve 14,500 US service members stationed on the Korean Peninsula and an additional 3,000 who will travel to participate. Within the framework of this alliance, the sides hold joint military exercises on a regular basis. On Monday, North Korea released water from a border dam with South Korea without notice, causing water levels to rise to a risky level, Yonhap News ... Read More »

Another charity cancels fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

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In a statement , Andrew Aiken, the zoo's CEO and president, said the organization chose to cancel plans to host its 2018 fundraising gala at the private Palm Beach club in order to avoid "distractions". Two organizations that have announced plans to hold events at Mar-a-Lago in the coming months confirmed they'll go ahead with their plans. The Salvation Army also pulled its Holiday Snow Ball off the venue's events list "because the conversation has shifted away from the objective of this ... Read More »

What Will Become Of Confederate Statues Taken Down At UT?

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White nationalists rallied earlier this month against proposals to take down a similar statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one woman was killed when a man crashed his vehicle into a crowd of anti-racism counterprotesters. And across Texas this weekend, symbols of the Confederacy fell - the latest at the University of Texas in Austin - where crews took down four Confederate statues overnight . Read More »

North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

North Korea , for its part, threatened to launch missiles toward the American territory of Guam. The exercises will run until August 31. "The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won't evolve into actual fighting ", the paper warned. Read More »

Operation Khyber-4 successfully completed: ISPR

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Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told a press conference in Rawalpindi that in the operation codenamed "Khyber-4" the army has cleared the area and the terrorists can no longer use it to cross the border. "Now, there is no organised infrastructure of any terrorist organisation in the country", the DG said. "Khyber-4 followed three earlier operations in Khyber Agency". Read More »

Powerball jackpot soars to $650M with no big victor on Saturday

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No one won the $535 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing. According to CNN Money, the Powerball prize on Saturday night is slated to be the 10th largest Powerball in USA history. The prize has now gone up to an estimated $650-million. Three of these had the $1 Powerball that multiplied the prize by 4, which quadrupled the prize to $200,000. Read More »

Results of Maharashtra Board HSC supplementary exam declared, 24.96 % pass

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The examination was conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) between July 19 to 28, 2017. The result would be available on the Maharashtra Results website . Students would also be allowed to apply for revaluation of their supplementary exam result or apply for a photocopy of their answer sheets starting August 22, 2017. Read More »

'Zero Chance' US Congress Does Not Raise Debt Ceiling - McConnell

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The United States already has close to $20 trillion in debt, and it can only borrow money up to a certain level set by Congress. Mnuchin has said he's able to pay all of the government's bills only through September 29, and he wants the debt ceiling increased so that he can continue making payments. Read More »

Submarine owner says missing reporter died in accident

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A Danish inventor who built a submarine has told police that a missing journalist died onboard in an accident, and that he buried her at sea in an unspecified location . He is due again in court next month. A major search was launched involving the Danish Navy, including two helicopters and three ships, which briefly spotted the sub before it sank. Read More »

Men Partially Blinded From A Solar Eclipse Warn Others To Watch Safely

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Although Florida is not in the path of totality , meaning Floridians won't be able to see the full eclipse, we will be able to witness a almost 80 percent eclipse. Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device. You will be able to build a simple viewer to watch the 2017 solar eclipse without ruining those precious eyes of yours. Read More »

Bihar NGO scam: 11 FIRs, 18 arrested, says DGP

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Apart from issuing instructions to seize passports of Rajni Priya and Amit Kumar, the CID, Bihar has also requested the Union Home ministry to issue "Look Out" notice against them on August 16, 2017, he said. A total of 18 persons have been arrested in the case so far, the DGP, said adding that six government officials and employees have been arrested including District Welfare Officer, Bhagalpur and District Cooperative Officer Supaul besides eight banks officials and employees including one ... Read More »