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Blast kills 13 in Afghanistan's Helmand

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Another 19 injured were also admitted, he added. At least two people were killed and 22 others injured in a suicide bomb attack near a military vehicle in Afghanistan's Nawa district of southern Helmand province. U.S. President Donald Trump last week announced a stepped-up military campaign against Taliban insurgents who have gained ground steadily in Afghanistan since a NATO-led coalition ended its main combat mission in 2014. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey leaves thousands of cruisers, crew out to sea

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Carnival Breeze and Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas - both in Cozumel , Mexico, - were scheduled to arrive Sunday in Galveston, the Herald reported. As of Friday afternoon, Royal Caribbean had yet to make a decision on how Hurricane Harvey would impact the Liberty Of The Seas . "We will continue to remain in close contact with port officials regarding their plans to re-open once the storm has passed", spokeswoman Christine de la Huerta said. Read More »

U.S. says North Korea fires 'failed' missiles

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This latest missile launch comes as the US and South Korean armies are conducting annual joint military drills known as "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" in South Korea, which began on Monday. US Pacific Command, in its initial assessment of the launch on Saturday, said North Korea's first and third missiles failed in flight. It said earlier that the third missile appears to have blown up immediately. Read More »

North Korea fires unidentified projectile into sea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks highlighted that the door to dialogue with Pyongyang remained open despite its heated rhetoric with Washington, including the announcement of a plan to shower the area around the U.S. "Rather, they flew approximately 250 kilometres in a northeastern direction". North Korea has also steadily developed its delivery capabilities. The US military's Pacific Command said it detected three short-range ballistic missiles, fired over a 20 ... Read More »

Weather system could turn tropical off Carolinas coast

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There is a high potential this low pressure system could get stronger and become a tropical depression or a tropical storm. Late Sunday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for Georgetown and Horry counties in SC. Read More »

Gary Cohn Speaks Out Against Neo-Nazis

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Cohn , a former Goldman Sachs executive who is Jewish, reportedly drafted the letter after the president said there was "good people on both sides" of the Charlottesville protests, according to the New York Times . "I think there's no question that the president was not equating the hate groups with the people who were peacefully [protesting them]", a defiant Mnuchin told reporters Friday after briefing them on the White House's new sanctions imposed against Venezuela. Read More »

Girl, 3, dead after being shot in Australia

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a child in Sydney's west. Police forensic officers are still examining the scene at the house on Monday. "I ran outside. I saw a man on the floor, he was screaming "she is dead" or "she has shot herself", Ms Toilalo told News Corp. 'I hate you, he killed my baby girl. Read More »

Beachy Head evacuated after 'chemical mist' leaves walkers in tears

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Witnesses on social media described a "chlorine" smell and paramedics are thought to be treating people with burning eyes and throat. Emergency services evacuated the popular Birling Gap sun spot in East Sussex after dozens of people complained of sore throats and stinging eyes after the mysterious " mist " appeared on the beach. Read More »

SEA Games 29: Vietnam wins more golds on August 27

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Ong told the press that the win happened due to his charges' knowing what they had to do in the clash. "We really have to thank them for their support". Elsewhere, Tatsanai Kuakoonrat scored 75 points to win the team overall's wakeboard gold medal , beating countryman Padiwat Jaemjan, who came second with 70.67. Read More »

Pak court quashes graft case against Zardari

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The former president was acquitted in five of the six references after a re-trial before the accountability court. NAB re-opened the assets reference in April 2015 as Zardari had completed his term in office. Naik told AFP. Zardari thanked them and said it was all the result of his patience and prayers of the poor and party activists. Zardari reminded that PPP leaders always respect the court even when opponents registered fake case and propagated self made stories against the leadership ... Read More »

Eight killed in Minibus, Lorry collision in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley Police has highly trained collision investigators who, over the coming weeks and months, will work to determine what caused this tragedy. The two men charged are believed to have been driving the lorries. They are both now in custody. Some of those on board the minibus were visiting the United Kingdom from India. Read More »

Thousands Gather in Berkeley for Bay Area Rally Against Hate

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Cummings said her rally was "to speak out against the political violence happening to people who do not agree" with left-wing ideology, and that the meaning was being lost as rhetoric around the rally escalated. However, as KQED reports , anger from locals did persuade the park service to help the rally opponents' cause in one important way: a list of prohibited items . Read More »

Map: TxDOT shows road closures after Hurricane Harvey

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Rockport City Manager Kevin Carruth told KIII at least 10 people were treated for injuries related to the Hurricane Harvey after the eye of the storm passed through the city Friday night. Officials said the Coast Guard deployed 14 boats and seven helicopters to Houston. The city manager in Rockport, Texas, says multiple people have been taken to the county's jail for assessment and treatment after the roof of a senior housing complex collapsed. Read More »

Trump renews threat to scrap Nafta going into next round of talks

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And in a related tweet, Trump stated, "We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being very hard, may have to terminate?" Both being very hard. Trump also demanded that Mexico pay for his border wall "through reimbursement/other", signalled a visit to Missouri created to pressure a Democratic senator, and praised a book by a controversial law enforcement official. Read More »

Neymar Announces Plan to Sue Barcelona Over Bonus Row

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Thus, the Brazil global is deemed surplus to requirements at the Stamford Bridge, and might be sold for the right price. "He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person". Selling Willian would be a nonsensical thing to do right now for Chelsea. Willian showed a great deal of support for Diego Costa during the Spanish striker's fallout with Conte, and the Daily Mail claim he is fearful of being the next player to be cut adrift by the Italian. Read More »

Triple-digit temperatures ramp up across San Diego County

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As triple-digit temperatures ramp up across San Diego County this weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that will remain in place through early next week. The hot weather is expected to last until at least Wednesday , but could "carry on the entire week", the NWS said. The NWS advises people to limit the amount of time they spend outdoors, especially in the middle of the day, drink plenty of water and find air conditioning if you can. Read More »

Pakistan postpones US visit after Trump speech

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The trip was postponed at the request of the Government of Pakistan, US Embassy spokesman Rick Sinelsine told DawnNews via email. Pakistan's foreign ministry released a statement with similar wording. According to a notification issued by U.S. embassy, the United States official will visit Pakistan next week. On Friday, banned Islamist organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa, held responsible by Washington and New Delhi for a series of coordinated attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, staged ... Read More »

New Possibilities for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Congressmen Say

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Trump's unusually close relations with both Israel and the Gulf Arabs are part of this strategy. During an April meeting at the White House , Trump was effusive in his praise for Sissi. In a press conference on Wednesday, State Department's spokesman Heather Nauert deftly sidestepped questions about a two-state solution which the department has committed to in the past. Read More »

Half of trapped Raqqa population are children

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He warned that the situation is at risk of worsening, as more people flee from the IS-held eastern province of Deir az-Zor, where the Syrian regime military and allied militiamen are on the offensive against IS. The UN has expressed "deep concerns" over the mounting number of civilian casualties in Raqqa inflicted by US-led coalition airstrikes, condemning "any attack directed against civilians or civilian infrastructure". Read More »

Korea fires three missiles into East Sea

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The U.S. Pacific Command assessed that the projectiles were "three short-range ballistic missile launches". Thousands of US and South Korean troops are now taking part in joint military drills, which are mainly largely computer-simulated exercises. Read More »

Man wanted for parking garage assault during Charlottesville chaos

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Daniel Patrick Borden , 18, is in custody in Cincinnati, OH on charges of malicious wounding, most likely in conjunction with the attack on 20-year-old Deandre Harris . Alex Ramos, 33, is wanted by Charlottesville police for malicious wounding. James Alex Fields Jr . was charged with second-degree murder, five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and one count of felony hit-and-run in relation to the fatal crash. Read More »

Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

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The US Pacific Command said in a statement that three North Korean short-range missiles failed - two after flying an unspecified distance and another seemingly blowing up nearly immediately. The last ICBM test, conducted on July 28, demonstrated that the missile had the potential of reaching the lower 48 states of the United States, prompting Mr. Read More »

Tillerson says USA will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea

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Asked on " Fox News Sunday " whether Trump's stance had made it harder for Washington's top diplomat to promote USA values around the world, Tillerson spoke for his State Department. "We represent the American people, their commitment to freedom and to equal treatment to people the world over, and that message has never changed", he said. Read More »

Iraq Military Says it Reached Center of Tal Afar

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France will help reconstruction and reconciliation efforts in Iraq as it emerges from a war against Islamic State , French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday after talks with Iraqi officials in Baghdad . The jihadists had not been able "to stand up to our team in combat, and they have not retaken one inch of ground that they lost", he said. Pro-government forces faced an obstacle course of roads blocked with earth embankments and strategically parked trucks, as ... Read More »

Pakistan, China agree to continue close consultations for Afghan peace

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The United States of America has been at war for the past 5,803 days in Afghanistan. Monday night, he largely abandoned that idea, recommitting the U.S.to the nation's longest-running war. The State Department has closed the office of its special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan. There is no reason to believe this strategy will be any more successful. Read More »

Asif to visit China, Russia, Turkey over US' Afghan policy

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The minister said 0.2 million Pakistani troops were fighting against terrorists and thousands of soldiers had sacrificed their lives for this goal. In case the United States lacks trust in Islamabad, it should arrange repatriation of millions of Afghan refugees, who have been living in Pakistan for decades, first fleeing over the border after the Soviet invasion of 1979, Asif said. Read More »

Pakistan minutely reviewing new USA strategy about Afghanistan, South Asia: Asif

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Calling upon the U.S. to find solution to Afghan issue, Asif sought assistance from Washington in fencing border with Afghanistan, saying Kabul has even failed to setup checkposts along with its 650 kilometers long border. Talking to APP, the minister said the world should recognize the scarifies of Pakistan to wipe out terrorism. "But again we do not see that a direct threat to Pakistan", the White House official said on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Louis Weather Conditions and Forecast, August 26th am

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Sunrise was at 5:47 am and sunset is expected at 6:12 pm. Northeast wind around 6 miles per hour becoming east after midnight. WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy to cloudy with a 30% chance for showers. Lawrence County, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy - low around 67. Read More »

Trump Calls Out Jeff Flake by Name: 'Weak on Crime & Border!'

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Ms. Ward, a physician, plans to challenge Sen. Jeff Flake , another Arizona Republican who has frequently criticized Trump. "It's an obstructionary body on the left and the right", Ward said . The White House says the president - in his speech later Wednesday in Reno, Nevada - will say it's "time to heal the wounds that have divided us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us". Read More »

McConnell-Linked PAC Attacks 'Chemtrail Kelli' Ahead of Trump Rally

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House, numerous Republican activists present expressed disgust for Flake, who is serving his first term in the Senate and is up for re-election in 2018. Trump went after both Flake and McCain on Tuesday - but refused to mention their names. "You know, the Democrats stick together". Can a Republican senator run against Trump and get re-elected? But some Republicans said they worry about a divisive primary and intraparty attacks by the president in a state where the GOP could lose a ... Read More »

Venezuela holds military exercises after United States threat

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The Venezuelan government has asked the United Nations to reject a recent USA threat made against the South American country. However, he said, if the US chose to wage war on Venezuela, "the responsibility for this will be borne exclusively by US President Donald Trump and the military-industrial complex, which is in control of US policy". Read More »