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Princess Mako, fiance all smiles as engagement is finally official

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A series of related rituals, including a betrothal ceremony known as "Nosai no Gi", will be carried out before the couple's wedding, which is expected to take place in autumn next year at the earliest. Mako and Komuro graduated from International Christian University. The Emperor was quoted as saying, "It's good because the weather is fine today". Read More »

State Police to increase patrols for holiday weekend

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Candidates must be now employed by a Virginia law enforcement organization, have at least three years of DCJS-certified law enforcement experience, and be a VCIN Level C Operator. State Police will monitor Connecticut's roads for drunk driving, speeding, seat-belt violations and distracted driving over Labor Day weekend. Unmarked vehicles will also be on patrol. Read More »

North Korea says it tested hydrogen bomb

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This morning (Sunday), North Korea officially confirmed regional reports concerning a nuclear test , declaring that this was "a successful hydrogen bomb test ", just as many experts in the West feared. meteorological organizations said they had detected two tremors in North Korea . "We will continue to work with our ally and partners to change North Korea's behaviour and deter it from threatening the region and the world with illegal weapons". Read More »

Man Suspected of Fatally Shooting Sacramento Deputy Bob French Dies

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No details have been disclosed about Prendez's relationship to Littlecloud, and police have not named the second woman in the vehicle, who was detained and released. Meanwhile, the investigation into the deadly shooting continued Thursday. No details were disclosed about Prendez's relationship to Littlecloud, and the police have not named the second woman in her vehicle. Read More »

Will play against Clemson

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Georgia Southern forced three first half turnovers and scored on a fumble return, but the Eagle offense went three-and-out on its first six possessions of the season. "Obviously, we have a stout defense". The head coach mentioned on more than one occasion that quarterback Jarrett Stidham has only seen extended action in four games at the college level, the last of those coming almost two years ago on November 21, 2015, for Baylor. Read More »

USA is putting together sanctions against North Korea, Mnuchin says

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Mnuchin says the U.S.is continuing to work with allies and China to exert pressure on North Korea. Speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week, " Cruz said the USA should "use economic leverage to go against not only North Korea but every financial institution, every company that does business with North Korea". Read More »

Christie: Texas Lawmakers Against Sandy Aid 'Hypocrites'

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Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Katy Tur that his vote against disaster relief four years ago was justified. Christie similarly accused Cruz of acting out of self-interest when the Texas senator criticized the Sandy relief package previously pushed by his fellow, former 2016 presidential candidate. Read More »

North Korea Claims Possession Of ICBM Mounted H-Bomb

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Seoul officials revised their earlier estimate of 5.6 magnitude quake. The Korea Meteorological Administration initially put the scale of the natural disaster at magnitude 5.7. mainland into range. There's speculation that such a test could come on or around the September 9 anniversary of North Korea's national founding, something it did past year. Read More »

On Chinese border, North Korea nuclear test shakes ground, but not routines

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North Korea claimed to have detonated a new hydrogen bomb Sunday, confirming suspicions of the reclusive state's sixth ever nuclear test after outside monitors noted a large artificial natural disaster. Previous earthquakes near North Korea have been the result of nuclear tests. Under third-generation leader Kim, North Korea has been pursuing a nuclear device small and light enough to fit on a long-range ballistic missile, without affecting its range and making it capable of surviving ... Read More »

North Korea leader calls for more missile launches targeting Pacific

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North Korea will no doubt be watching the world's reaction to see if it can use the same flight path for future launches. Since then, the U.S. has flown supersonic bombers and fighter jets over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, according to the military in Seoul . Read More »

Pakistan violates ceasefire in north Kashmir's Kupwara district along LoC

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He said the Pakistani troops fired upon the Indian posts at midnight and continued the firing till early hours of the morning. Earlier, Pakistan violated the ceasefire in the Naushera sector of Rajouri on August 31 at 10:30 a.m. Nowshera along with other sectors in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch have witnessed sharp increase incease fire violations by Pakistani Army this year. Read More »

North Korea: China again urged by May to use its leverage

Britain and Japan will step up the pace of sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea after its "outrageous" firing of a missile over Japan, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday. Mrs May's presence in Tokyo comes after Pyongyang launched a missile which flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Downing Street has described the PM's visit to Japan as "highly successful" after Mrs May and counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed to boost defence links. Read More »

Nice Labor Day weekend weather expected

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Forecasters said the temperatures could set records in some locations. Wednesday: Mostly sunny - high near 72. It will be cooler Tuesday with highs in the low 70s. It could be very close in both places! You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom . Highs would be in the lower to middle 80s Wednesday with high humidity, but if the front stalls further east than we are expecting, these temperatures would be significantly cooler! A dry wind means elevated fire danger. Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman Takes Over Defence Ministry From Arun Jaitley

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Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar - who held the post before Jaitley - congratulated Sitharaman. Meanwhile, cabinet minister Piyush Goyal , who was earlier Minister of Power, has been given the charge of Railway ministry weeks after former railway minister Suresh Prabhu offered to resign taking moral responsibility of train derailments in Uttar Pradesh. Read More »

Cambodia arrests opposition leader, alleging treason

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In its statement on Sunday, the CNRP vehemently condemned Sokha's arrest, saying that it "is politically motivated and violates law and constitution" because Sokha is a lawmaker who has parliamentary immunity. Last month, the government stopped broadcasts by some radio stations and ordered an independent newspaper, The Cambodia Daily , to pay $6 million in tax, or face closure. Read More »

Ex-England captain and Everton striker Wayne Rooney charged with drink driving

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She said: 'I allowed him to drive my auto, my black soft top, because I was too drunk to drive. "But I watch games and try to work how teams are going to try to break the other team down, and vice versa. "He asked if they were real and said, "I'd like to get my hands on them". I was swept away with the moment but I wasn't awestruck. "I have seen it a few times where players have come out of retirement and gone to tournaments and it's not right", Rooney said in an interview with talkSPORT . Read More »

Notes from Halftime of Nebraska-Arkansas State Game

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He very almost had a game-tying touchdown pass in the last seconds, but the ball sailed just enough to find its way out of the hands of the Arkansas State receiver. It was then that Hansen caught a rhythm. That much was obvious after Arkansas State quarterback Justice Hansen shredded it for 415 yards and three touchdowns and almost orchestrated one of the weekend's biggest upsets. Read More »

Houston Mayor Imposes Curfew To Ensure Public Safety

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Harvey initially came ashore August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane , then went back out to sea and lingered off the coast as a tropical storm for days. Like the Rice team that arrived Monday in Fort Worth, the Cougars don't know how long they will remain away from the nation's fourth-largest city. He does have faith that his city will bounce back and will be stronger than ever. Read More »

Harvey aftermath: Unexpected problems mount in Texas

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Brown Convention Center after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city on August 29, 2017 in Houston . Many chemical or oil plants have shut down operations due to Harvey, including the Colonial Pipeline , which carries huge amounts of gasoline and other fuel between Houston and the East Coast. Read More »

Trump Administration to Request Hurricane Relief Funding 'Shortly' - White House

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His initial request to Congress is expected to be almost $6 billion. The official was not authorized to release the information publicly before a final decision is made and spoke on condition of anonymity. "He'd like some suggestions from the folks here, and I'd be happy to take those if any of you have them". The government's cash reserves are running low since the nation's debt limit has actually already been reached, and the Treasury Department is using various accounting measures to ... Read More »

Donald Trump makes second trip to storm-ravaged Texas

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Exact estimates on the size of this aid package varied widely. The House and Senate are expected to vote quickly on the first $7.9 billion aid installment to help with immediate recovery and rebuilding needs in Houston and beyond. 'It is common during hurricanes and other significant weather events for the United States to be in close contact with our neighbors and partners in the region to share data and cooperate as needed and appropriate, ' the State Department said, the Washington ... Read More »

Seoul says North Korea may have conducted nuclear test: Yonhap

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Park went on to say, "Our assessment is that South Korea and the US's close cooperation helped the US demonstrate the firm defensive posture of the South Korea-US coalition through swiftly deploying strategic assets and helped the UN Security Council release a presidential statement denouncing North Korea's missile provocations with unprecedented speed". Read More »

This nuclear test means Trump must now start talks with North Korea

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The Chinese government also put the size of the tremor at magnitude 6.3. National Security Director Chung Eui-yong said Mr Moon will seek every available measure, including new United Nations sanctions or the deployment of more U.S. "None of us should be shocked by Pyongyang's latest actions". It "clearly proved" that the North's nuclear weapons had a "highly precise basis", she said, wearing a pink and black traditional dress, known as hanbok in the South and choson chogori in the North, ... Read More »

North Korea Claims To Have Developed A More Advanced Nuclear Weapon

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The state-run Korean Central News Agency's latest report claimed North Korea "recently succeeded in making a more developed nuke". The launch seemed created to show that North Korea can back up a threat to target Guam, if it chooses to do so, while also establishing a potentially risky precedent that could see future missiles flying over Japan . Read More »

On Chinese border, N.Korea nuclear test shakes ground, but not routines

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FIRST: NORTH Korea claims to have successfully built a thermonuclear hydrogen bomb small enough to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States, it has been reported . State-controlled media say it was a hydrogen bomb. The shape shows a marked difference from pictures of the ball-shaped device North Korea released in March past year, and appears to indicate the appearance of a two-stage thermonuclear weapon, or a hydrogen bomb, said Lee ... Read More »

Modi cabinet set for Sunday shuffle

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If AIADMK eventually decides to join the government, a strong possibility, P Venugopal and V Maitreyan, may be the likely faces of the southern party in the Cabinet. Speculations are rife that Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, might get an additional charge of Railway ministry after Suresh Prabhu offered to resign from his post following multiple train accidents in recent times. Read More »

Theresa May Cannot Pretend She Is Margaret Thatcher, Grant Shapps Warns

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She said: "I'm in this for the long term. Let's get some progress for the British people first, I think that's the priority". But many Conservatives kept silent. I think she gets it. The opposition Labour Party, meanwhile, picked up dozens of seats. One MP has told the FT that the prime minister appears to be "harbouring delusions" and that she can not win a general election. Read More »

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes North Korea; nuclear test suspected

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North Korea's state television said it would carry an important announcement at 06:30 GMT. "The test will be a very crucial political and strategic inflexion point", the opposition lawmaker told Yonhap news agency, adding that there is a need for the Moon administration to relook its dual-track sanctions-with-dialogue approach towards the North. Read More »

American Red Cross: Hurricane Harvey donations

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The Red Cross says its main goal there is to give people their basic needs such as food, water, clean-up kits and more . "He has experienced some hardship in his life, so he really showed an interest in wanting to help others who have had hardships as well", Jaggers said. Read More »

Heat wave hits California, record-high temperature in San Francisco

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The temperature was only 10 degrees below the highest temperature recorded in America on Friday, notes the NWS, with Death Valley hitting 116 degrees. Firefighters in Los Angeles are working to contain a blaze that chewed through brush-covered mountains just north of downtown, growing to almost 8 square miles and prompting mandatory evacuations for several hundred homes. Read More »