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N. Korea's overreaction to military drills only harmful N. Korea's overreaction to military drills only harmful
- August 24, 2017

Reuters reports China's embassy called the action a "mistake" that should be immediately corrected. The head of the US military's Pacific Command said on Tuesday it was more important to use diplomacy against North Korea's growing threat rather than consider what actions by Pyongyang might trigger a preemptive strike against the reclusive North. (more...)
State Leaders Punish Missouri Lawmaker Who Threatened President Trump State Leaders Punish Missouri Lawmaker Who Threatened President Trump
- August 23, 2017

Louis Post-Dispatch. But Missouri lawmakers from both sides of the aisle quickly criticized the post. There have been numerous calls for her to resign, while the United States secret service also investigated the comments. "I refuse to resign for exercising my First Amendment rights, even though what I said was wrong", she said. "I am not ever going to make a mistake like that again and I have learned my lesson". (more...)
US Pacific commander: Remains of sailors found US Pacific commander: Remains of sailors found
- August 23, 2017

McCain guided-missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore . Damage to the destroyer's hull resulted in flooding to compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms, the US Navy's 7th Fleet said in a press release on Monday. (more...)
Saudi Arabia accuses Doha of blocking its Hajj flights amid Qatar crisis Saudi Arabia accuses Doha of blocking its Hajj flights amid Qatar crisis
- August 22, 2017

Since then, about 100 Hajj pilgrims have crossed over to the kingdom to travel to Hajj. Saudi Airlines General Director Saleh Al-Jasser said that the company failed to schedule its flights from Doha airport, because they had not received landing permits from the Qatari authorities, the Al Arabiya local news reported. (more...)
Britain's Big Ben bell falls silent for repairs until 2021 Britain's Big Ben bell falls silent for repairs until 2021
- August 22, 2017

A spokesman at the parliament said: " Big Ben's bongs are an integral part of parliamentary life and we will ensure that they can resume their role as the nation's timekeeper as soon as possible". The roof of the tower will be stripped off and restored, the bell frame repaired, leaks into the clock room stemmed and a lift installed. When the bell in the Westminster clock pealed at 12 p.m. (more...)
U.S. maintain three-point Solheim Cup lead U.S. maintain three-point Solheim Cup lead
- August 20, 2017

Trailing 7.5 - 4.5, Europe needed more than they got later in the day. Europe's captain Sorenstam said the United States side played great, but remained upbeat about fighting back. The home pair were nine under when the match finished, and not far behind were Brittany Lang and Brittany Lincicome in beating Florentyna Parker from England and Germany's Caroline Masson . (more...)
Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz
- August 20, 2017

He further added: "Trump must be isolated". "I put lipstick on a pig", he told The New Yorker past year, adding that he feels "a deep sense of remorse" for "presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is". (more...)
3 children found dead inside home in Clinton 3 children found dead inside home in Clinton
- August 20, 2017

According to police Williams confessed at the scene and he remains in custody. Williams is charged with three counts of first and second degree murder and related charges. Home in Clinton, Md., where three young girls were stabbed to death early Friday. Investigators are interviewing "a number" of people for the investigation, police said. (more...)
South Africa reportedly to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity South Africa reportedly to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity
- August 19, 2017

The police ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the Zimbabwean first lady had not left the country after she did not turn up at the Randburg Magistrates Court to answer to assault charges. They were told "let us talk and this can go away". South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, also demanded Mugabe's arrest. ZanuPF has defended Mugabe and warned that there would be consequences for anyone advancing the "Grace is a Disgrace" campaign. (more...)
10-year-old rape victim delivers baby without knowing it 10-year-old rape victim delivers baby without knowing it
- August 18, 2017

Her parents had told her that she had a stone in her stomach and she was operated upon for its removal. "The minor girl delivered a baby through C-section in the morning". She was placed in an intensive care unit and will ultimately be put up for adoption. The case then moved to the Supreme court of India where the apex court denied abortion. (more...)
Pittella calls on European Union to provide 'utmost urgent' help to Sierra Leone Pittella calls on European Union to provide 'utmost urgent' help to Sierra Leone
- August 18, 2017

Chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday that almost 400 bodies had been brought in and that he anticipated more than 500 as the search continued. Several UN agencies have ramped up efforts in Freetown , including the World Food Programme's ( WFP ) distribution of two-week rations of rice, pulses and cooking oil to 7,500 people. (more...)
Grace Mugabe kept cops waiting 'all day': Mothiba Grace Mugabe kept cops waiting 'all day': Mothiba
- August 18, 2017

The announcement came as the South African authorities said they had issued a "red alert" telling border guards to prevent her from leaving the country. The Police Ministry's Vuyo Mhaga says: "As soon as Dirco gives us an indication on the diplomatic immunity, we'll then be able to brief South Africans on what's happening and the police should be able to do their work". (more...)
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore lead protest outside Trump Tower Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore lead protest outside Trump Tower
- August 18, 2017

He closed the opening section with a joke: "When they finally indict him, when they finally arrest him, my only real question is, do they try him as an adult?" Hundreds of demonstrators have been gathering at Trump Tower since the president arrived. (more...)
The cause of the fatal helicopter crash investigations continue The cause of the fatal helicopter crash investigations continue
- August 17, 2017

Bates, left, of Quinton, Va., and Lt. H. Jay Cullen, of Midlothian, Va. Knowing Bates got to see it happen, is giving his family peace during this hard loss. Cullen is survived by his wife and two sons, according to the release. Trooper Pilot Berke Bates was a very recent addition to the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit, having received a fixed-wing rating earlier this year as he financed his own flight training in the hopes of realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot with the ... (more...)
Mattis: Any missile threatening Guam would be shot down Mattis: Any missile threatening Guam would be shot down
- August 17, 2017

Calling the U.S. -South Korea military partnership "an alliance for peace", Moon said he was "confident that the U.S. will respond calmly and responsibly to the current situation". Tension in the region has risen since North Korea carried out two nuclear bomb tests previous year and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, tests it often conducts to coincide with important national dates. (more...)
Sierra Leone mudslide death toll tops 400 Sierra Leone mudslide death toll tops 400
- August 16, 2017

The British Red Cross reported that its volunteers have already saved 71 people from the mud and the debris. Sierra Leone's Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh said it was "likely that hundreds are lying dead" and the total number of casualties is likely to rise. (more...)
Trump signs executive order to speed infrastructure permitting process Trump signs executive order to speed infrastructure permitting process
- August 16, 2017

The directive , which Trump signed on August 15, also revokes a January 2015 executive order signed by President Obama establishing a federal flood-risk standard to promote projects' resiliency. The Trump administration has issued dozens of rules and orders to reverse Obama-era regulations addressing climate change and its consequences such as rising sea levels and more severe storms. (more...)
Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon
- August 16, 2017

On whether Steve Bannon, Trump's top strategist, is a white supremacist, "I don't think he's a white supremacist, though I've never asked him", Scaramucci answered. After President Trump failed to directly condemn white supremacist groups responsible for this weekend's carnage, his critics pointed to Bannon as the possible culprit. (more...)
Officials ID woman killed in crash at Charlottesville protests Officials ID woman killed in crash at Charlottesville protests
- August 15, 2017

Video of the incident in Charlottesville , Virginia, shows the vehicle appearing to plow deliberately at a high rate of speed over multiple counter-protesters at the rally. NPR reports that the group released a statement on Twitter late Saturday evening saying Fields was "in no way, a member of Vanguard America ". (more...)
3 killed in shooting at USA auto racing event 3 killed in shooting at USA auto racing event
- August 15, 2017

A suspect is at large after three men were shot and killed Sunday at a vehicle racing track in Wisconsin. The sheriff said he didn't know if the gunman knew the victims. When they arrived on scene they discovered three victims had been shot, according to a report on WISN-TV . "We believe that whoever did this is either still on here on site, or more likely left the Great Lakes Drag Strip", Beth said. (more...)