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UK's PM Theresa May reassures on Brexit, backs Japan on North Korea

The British leader is on the second day of a three-day visit to Japan that is expected to focus on Brexit , trade and security. In August, North Korea's military announced that it had sent a plan to attack the USA island territory of Guam to the country's ruler, Kim Jong-un, for approval. Read More »

Moscow to inform Washington of its reaction to consulate closure - Lavrov

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The United States on Thursday ordered Russian Federation to close the facilities by September 2 in retaliation for Moscow cutting the USA diplomatic presence in Russian Federation. Putin did not retaliate, apparently deciding to wait and see if relations between Moscow and Washington improved under Trump , who has nearly never had an unkind public word for the authoritarian Russian. Read More »

US Defense Chief Signs Orders Sending More Troops To Afghanistan

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced he's signed an order to send more troops into Afghanistan. On August 21, Trump announced his new Afghanistan policy and said he would raise the number of United States forces in Afghanistan, citing fight against the Taliban and other terrorist groups. Read More »

Vice President Pence speaks in Greenbrier County, W.Va.

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Abbott, who has earned praise for his oversight of the crisis response, said Sunday will be a day to pray for those affected by Harvey, which hit the Texas coast Friday as a Category 4 hurricane then lingered over the Houston area as a tropical storm, dumping as much as 50 inches of rain on some areas. Read More »

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

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Burma has evacuated thousands of Rakhine Buddhists from the area, where ongoing clashes have so far killed at least 117 people, majority Rohingya insurgents but also security officials. "We then went to the spot and recovered the bodies of two women and two children". Jahangir Aziz, a Bangladeshi local government representative, said that when Myanmar troops fired their guns, the crowd ran back and broke through a Bangladesh barricade and cordon of 300-400 guards. Read More »

Mandira Bedi joins Prabhas starrer Saaho..

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The film, produced by Pramod of UV Creations and directed Sujeeth , will have music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. "I am happy to be a part of Saaho with Prabhas , who is one of the biggest actors in India at the moment". After speculations of leading lady for the film, finally, Sharaddha Kapoor's name was selected and she will romance Baahubali fame actor Prabhas in Saaho . Read More »

North Korea: Theresa May urges China to intervene

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Landing in Japan just 36 hours after Pyongyang sent a missile over the north of the country, the Prime Minister insisted the United Kingdom would be re-doubling its efforts to curb the regime's weapons testing programme. "So I am determined that we will seize the opportunity to become an ever more outward-looking global Britain, deepening our trade relations with old friends and new allies around the world", she said, according to Britain's Press Association. Read More »

'I Don't Want to Be Disappointed by Congress' on Tax Reform

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Tax Reform Could End Up Like Obamacare Repeal: "I'm ready to go on record and predict that there will be no tax reform law, just as there was no new health care law". Also Wednesday, Trump noted, as critics of the tax code often do, that the USA corporate rate is "dead last" among industrialized nations. "Trying to pass a large middle-class tax cut alongside a tax reform package could make the legislative math very hard". Read More »

Texas Mother Died Saving Daughter 'Clinging' to Her in Harvey Flood

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When Sulcer and her daughter exited the vehicle, they were swept a half mile away from the auto. The current carried the pair into a waterlogged canal. She was later pronounced dead. The child was taken to the Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, and was expected to be released Wednesday. "So we're thankful that the child was able to be rescued", she concluded. Read More »

Three killed as floods swamp India's financial hub Mumbai

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Devastating seasonal monsoon rains, flooding and landslides in South Asia have killed more than 1,200 and affected almost 41 million across northern India , southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh . When the Times asked Markus how the situation in Nepal compares to flooding in Houston, he said: "We hope people won't overlook the desperate needs of the people here because of the disasters closer home". Read More »

Left-wing MSPs rule out Scottish Labour leadership bid after Kezia Dugdale quits

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Historically Rowley has always been regarded as Gordon Brown's representative on Earth, owing his short-lived term as Scottish party secretary to his mentor, and now representing part of Brown's old Fife seat in the Scottish parliament . There is no doubt that personal reasons also played a major part in her decision. "He taught me how precious and short life was and never to waste a moment". Read More »

Nigeria Confirms Its 5 Pilgrims To Mecca Have Died

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Five Nigerian pilgrims to this year's hajj in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, have passed on, Premium Times reports. King Salman's orders were issued after the mediation of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Al Thani. In 2015, 769 pilgrims died in a stampede during the symbolic stone-throwing ritual near Mecca , according to Saudi official figures. "We have a precedent of repeated success in past years in dealing with the outbreak of corona, SARS, and swine and bird flu", he said - awareness campaigns and ... Read More »

National Guard Response to Harvey Could Rise Tenfold, If Needed

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Gov. Scott Walker offered to send Wisconsin troops to Texas earlier this week. "We will remain here as long as we are needed". The News Journal of Wilmington reports a statement from the DE guard says a C-130 aircraft was launched Tuesday to support evacuation efforts in Texas. Read More »

Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters

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The coalition " will not rule out strikes against IS fighters being moved ", Dillon said , adding, "we are not party to any agreements that were made by the Lebanese Hezbollah and ISIS or the (Syrian) regime". Daesh terrorists are dressing up as Kurdish forces backed by the US-led coalition in order to capture civilians trying to flee Raqqa, The Telegraph reported Wednesday, citing local residents. Read More »

South Korea: Kim Jong Un's third child born in February

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Like a lot of things in North Korea , Kim Jong-un's family life is shrouded in mystery. The news about the third child's birth came the same day that North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before landing in the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Houston police rescue 2000 people but more awaiting help

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Perez. Perez was assigned to the city's traffic enforcement division, but he was unable to find a path to the station. It wasn't until Monday, when he didn't show up for roll call, that his bone-tired colleagues realized he was missing. A dive team recovered his remains from an underpass Tuesday. "He was trying different routes, and took a wrong turn", one high-ranking official told the Chronicle . Read More »

Sarah Palin Libel Lawsuit against New York Times dismissed

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Under First Amendment law, mere mistakes alone don't constitute defamation of a public figure-there needs to be "actual malice" behind the error. Palin sued the Times after it posted an editorial in June that appeared to link her to a 2011 mass shooting that severely wounded Arizona Rep. Read More »

Pope to Visit Myanmar, Bangladesh Amid Rohingya Crisis

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This time the security response has seen more than 100 people, including some 80 militants, confirmed killed and prodded thousands of Rohingya civilians to dash for Bangladesh. The government department directly run by Suu Kyi - the State Counsellor's Office - has classified the ARSA as "terrorists" and released a flurry of statements and grim pictures of civilians allegedly shot dead by militants. Read More »

Animal Shelters Filling Up With Pets In Harvey's Wake

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Rescue Village's partner shelters are working to prepare animals for transport and are unsure how long it will take them to arrive. And they are bracing for more in the coming days. Many of those animals now abandoned, lost or homeless, as major storms can be especially cruel to animals. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Ashville, N.C., has been working feverishly on a mass rescue of four coastal animal shelters. Read More »

Israel settlements big hurdle to two-state solution

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Netanyahu said Iran is using Syria and Lebanon as war fronts as part of its "declared goal to eradicate Israel". Netanyahu also told the visiting UN Secretary-General that Iran was constructing missile production sites in Syria and Lebanon. Read More »

Remains of All USS McCain Sailors Found: Navy

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McCain have been recovered nearly a week after the warship collided with a merchant vessel. "The entire NY family grieves for Petty Officer 2nd Class Ingram and the nine other sailors on the USS John McCain who lost their lives serving our country", Cuomo said in a statement. Read More »

NJ, NY Republicans Attack TX Colleagues for 'Hypocrisy'

Long says the agency has already processed over 15,000 calls from people registering for disaster assistance, a fraction of the more than 450,000 it expects. "NY wont abandon Texas", King tweeted Saturday. Ted Cruz, overwhelmingly opposed a disaster relief package they argued was packed with wasteful spending. Read More »

Trump calls Chelsea Manning 'he' in attack on transgender soldier

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The former sheriff said he would have great things to say about the president even if he had not pardoned him Friday for a conviction of criminal contempt. In July, Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt of court by a federal judge. As far as those who would question him making a run at his age, Arpaio said, "T$3 here is a lot of discrimination against senior citizens big time.I'm proud to be my age". Read More »

Indian guru sentenced to 20 years in prison

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Earlier, there was confusion over the term of the sentence, with reports that Ram Rahim was sentenced to 10 years in jail. "We believe there are at least 48 more victims who were sexually abused and who may have been killed or are too scared to come out and testify against Ram Rahim", lawyer Utsav Singh Bains told AFP. Read More »

GOP senator wants details on border wall construction

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The country doesn't need a government shutdown . In a since released statement defending the president's actions, the White House stated, "throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life's work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration". Read More »

Trump's Transgender Military Ban: 5 Things You Need to Know

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The case has been brought on behalf of several transgender personnel by Lambda Legal , a long established group campaigning on behalf of the LGBT community and OutServe which represents members who are in the armed forces. They argue that the ban violates the Fifth Amendment. Now, Trump has instructed Secretary Mattis to extend the deadline indefinitely - effectively halting transgender patriots from committing to service, before they ever had the chance. Read More »

India, China to pull back troops from border confrontation

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India doesn't claim the territory in question, known as the Dolam Plateau, but said defending it was crucial to protecting its own security and the interests of Bhutan. However, China would "safeguard its territorial sovereignty according to historical boundary treaties", the daily said. It should be noted that the Doklam incident was triggered after China made a decision to construct a road in the disputed territory. Read More »

IL House passes school funding bill

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At issue is Senate Bill 1 , a measure passed by the legislature to move IL to an "evidence-based model" of education funding, which would take into account each district's individual needs, as well as its local revenue sources , when appropriating state aid - prioritizing districts that are furthest from being fully-funded. Read More »