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China Nixes Military Option For North Korea

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Moon, elected to replace impeached president Park Geun- Hye, came into office in May and has since had to deal with tensions over the North's missile and nuclear programmes. "There's no military solution, forget it", Bannon told The American Prospect. The US and South Korea say that the exercises are purely for defence purposes, and based out of a mutual defence agreement they signed in 1953. Read More »

U.S. and Japan agree to cooperate on matter of North Korea

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In an interview published Wednesday by the American Prospect , Bannon said there is no military solution to North Korea's nuclear threats. The U.S. There is no Trump administration Why the next Fed chief will be a Republican who loves low rates Why this US-North Korea standoff is different MORE on Thursday dismissed claims from White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon that there is no military solution to the conflict with North Korea. Read More »

Days: If US Backs Out, Iran Resumes Full Enrichment

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We managed to stabilize the nuclear facility in Fordo under the JCPOA in a way that we are able to resume activities in the plant in five days, he said. This month he said he did not believe Iran was living up to the deal's spirit. As part of the Trump administration's effort to push back against Iran , US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is heading to Vienna to meet with UN monitors, and talk about whether Tehran is in full compliance of the nuclear deal, Al Jazeera's ... Read More »

People Killed in Syria by US-Led Coalition Air Strikes

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Residents told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that at least 100 civilians had been killed since Sunday, with 55 civilians killed in the eastern neighbourhoods of Bedou and al-Sukhani on Monday. "Coalition air strikes are targeting any building where any kind of [ISIL] movements are being detected". He described the rising civilian casualties in the US-led airstrikes as an indication that the United States does not "want to defeat Daesh". Read More »

Rooney winds up a few "familiar faces" at Manchester City

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The former Manchester United captain finished calmly to put Everton 1-0 up at the Etihad Stadium, marking his second goal in as many games in the top flight since rejoining the Toffees. "Next question, please. I am not going to talk about the referee ". "He is still the player that every manager needs in his team", said the Dutchman. Read More »

China confirms injuries after India border clash

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Video shows Indian and Chinese PLA soldiers kicking and shoving each other, as well as throwing stones. In a strongly worded statement, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, "The Indian side illegally crossed the boundary on the excuse of". Read More »

3 arrested during first Charlottesville council meeting since deadly clash

Protesters and community members packed into the meeting to air their grievances about how officials handled the rally, describing their injuries and violent experiences at the event. Lee and Stonewall Jackson monuments. The meeting lasted until after 11 p.m., even after the mayor attempted to end the meeting early, according to the news outlet. Read More »

North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises

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Markey, Democrat of MA. The North responded by threatening to fire missiles towards the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam . US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their Japanese counterparts agreed at a meeting in Washington on Thursday to work more closely on North Korea. Read More »

Korea war games and how North might respond

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Speaking at a press conference in the capital Seoul , Moon maintained his stance that the North Korean nuclear threat must be resolved by peaceful means. "I don't think we must rush into it", he said. Officials in China, South Korea, Japan and Russian Federation - the countries most directly at risk if a major war breaks out with North Korea - all appealed for calm and a return to diplomacy. Read More »

Can the US Scrap Its Trade Deal With South Korea?

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U.S. President Donald Trump has said the agreement, called the Korus FTA, is a "horrible" deal. US and South Korean officials this week will begin preliminary discussions on potential changes to the trade agreement between the two nations. Read More »

Bihar flood toll reaches 253, 1.26 crore affected

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The worst hit districts include Araria (57 deaths), Sitamarhi (31 deaths), West Champaran (29 deaths), Katihar (23 deaths), East Champaran (19 deaths). Almost 1.4 crore people have been affected by the deluge in 18 districts of the state, and around 7.34 lakh have been shifted to safer areas. Not only this, the number of casualties are on a constant rise with the death toll reaching at least 69. Read More »

Donald Trump attacks anti-racism protesters

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Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that 500 officers - some in uniform, others undercover - were deployed to keep the two groups apart Saturday. "I thought they did a good job of moving that crowd", Evans said. The group said they were not affiliated with last week's Charlottesville rally in any way and their group had nothing to do with racism or white nationalism. Read More »

German Police Seize 5000 Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Tablets

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Police believe that the pills, which were stamped with "NL" and the name "Trump", originated in the Netherlands, according to BBC News . The two told police they were heading home to Austria after traveling to the Netherlands to supposedly buy a vehicle, but said that the deal had fallen through. Read More »

What a Koala-ty Rare Birth

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Conservationist and CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation Deborah Tabart said she was thrilled by the news and hoped the focus on this joey could direct attention to koala conservation generally."People love white koalas, they are just so unique and handsome, and they really capture people's imagination", Tabart said. Read More »

UK July Government Borrowing Surplus Of £0.2bn, Interest Payments Increase

July's public finances brought some cheer for the Chancellor after the run of fairly poor outturns seen so far this fiscal year, Ruth Gregory, an economist at Capital Economics , said. Meanwhile, corporation tax receipts weakened compared with a year ago and the cost of interest payments on the Government's £1.8tn debt mountain totalled £4.9bn, up 18% year-on-year. Read More »

North Korea warns USA against military drills with South Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis said the reduction in numbers simply reflects a need for fewer personnel, and hasn't been scaled back in response to tensions with North Korea . Mattis also made clear the US' willingness to use force if North Korea steps out of line. "That reason has not yet emerged", he said. USA officials have pledged the military exercises will go ahead this week as planned. Read More »

33 injured in high-speed train crash

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Thirty-three people, including the train's operator, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident, according to the spokesperson. One passenger who identified himself as Ronnie said, " There was blood everywhere ". SEPTA said there likely would be service disruptions for the Tuesday morning commute. Redfern says 33 people aboard the train were injured. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Read More »

Korea-US military drill starts amid NK missile strike concerns

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Their motto is "Fight Tonight", reflecting their commitment to help defend South Korea from North Korean aggression at a moment's notice. Perry says North Korea anxious then and worries now that the United States will try to overthrow its government so a nuclear bomb is its best defense. Read More »

Shame! Indore man punches & kicks woman in gym, recorded on camera

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A couple of men can be seen pulling the attacker aside, while the others attend to the girl. The man, wearing a sleeveless T-shirt, can be seen getting ready for exercise as another person adjusts the weights for him. The video was posted on Twitter by news agency ANI . The police are investigating the case and trying to trap Puneet, who fled away following the incident. Read More »

Do You Have Dash Cam Footage Of This Fatal Crash?

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Three more youths have been arrested and charged with manslaughter following the fatal hit-and-run of Anglicare aged care worker Lucy Paveley on Sunday morning north of Adelaide. Police said the Pajero had been stolen from Grange in the early hours of Sunday morning and used in a break-in at Brahma Lodge, where its believed the black Mazda was stolen from. Read More »

North Korea warns of nuclear war over United States military drills with South

Adm. Harry Harris was in South Korea to observe annual joint military drills with the South Korean military, which the North called a step toward nuclear conflict masterminded by the USA and South Korean "war maniacs". Warning of an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war" on the peninsula, it added: "If the U.S. is lost in a fantasy that war on the peninsula is at somebody else's doorstep far away from them across the Pacific, it is far more mistaken than ever". Read More »

North Korea warns of nuclear war over U.S. military drills with South

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These annual war games, in addition to the combined ground, air, naval field exercise that occur in the Spring, are needed, say military leaders, to train the constant influx of new soldiers being deployed in the field. South Korean and US forces began computer-simulated military exercises earlier on Monday amid tension over North Korea's weapons programmes, with the North saying it was watching the United States' every move. Read More »

USA and South Korean troops start drills amid North Korea standoff

Tillerson said peaceful diplomatic pressure was the preferred way to get Pyongyang to stop its testing of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles . China has urged both Washington and Pyongyang to tone down the rhetoric and stop actions that inflame tensions, missile testing on North Korea's side and military exercises on the USA and South Korean side. Read More »

US, South Korea begin drills amid N. Korea crisis

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And they're not the only interaction this week between the US and South Korea. "It's to prepare if something big were to occur and we needed to protect [South Korea]", a USA military spokeswoman told Reuters. In response to the threat, President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with " fire and fury " and "locked and loaded" consequences. The US has reduced the number of its participating service members to 17,500 from 25,000, according to the Pentagon. Read More »

China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

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US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters during a visit to Beijing there would no scaling back of planned military exercises despite the recent tensions with North Korea . North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland has fueled a surge in regional tension and UN-led sanctions appear to have failed to bite deeply enough to change its behaviour. Read More »

Korea war games, how North might respond

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During his visit to China, Dunford said peace with North Korea is a "possibility", but warned the U.S. has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. If this is right, expect the usual propaganda belligerence in state media or low-level provocations like artillery and short-range missile drills. The United States would thwart that competitive edge with its THAAD system, which shoots down incoming missiles, but the risk of failure would be too great. Read More »

North Korea warns of merciless strikes

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They are described as defensive, but nuclear-armed Pyongyang views them as a highly provocative rehearsal for invasion. A report Pyongyang has earned millions of dollars in exports seemed likely, meanwhile, to raise doubts about the impact of sanctions to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Read More »

Don't take a selfie with the solar eclipse

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The sunlight won't damage your phone's lenses but the reflection from the phone screen may be unsafe to look at, experts say. "What they may not realize", she said in a statement , "is that the screen of your phone reflects the ultraviolet rays emitted during an eclipse directly toward your eye, which can result in a solar burn". Read More »

Derailed train kills 22, injures over 70 in India

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Khatauli is around 40km from Muzaffarnagar . The rescuers were seen using gas cutters to cut the steel and help the people trapped inside the coaches. In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that top priority was being accorded to ensure prompt rescue and relief work. In November previous year, 14 coaches of the Patna-bound Indore-Rajendranagar Express train derailed between Pokhrayan and Malasa stations in Uttar Pradesh, killing 152 passengers and injuring 183. Read More »

First round of NAFTA talks conclude between US, Canada and Mexico

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Mexico , the USA and Canada agreed to continue negotiations at an accelerated pace, which will require a large effort and commitment, according to the final statement of the first round of talks. U.S. officials said they could not confirm the source's account. "The scope and volume of proposals during the first round of the negotiation reflects a commitment from all three countries to an ambitious outcome and reaffirms the importance of updating the rules governing the world's ... Read More »