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US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Defense System Test


The weapon was sacked by a U.S. Air Force plane over the Pacific Ocean and intercepted by the system located in Alaska, according to an MDA release. The THAAD test was conducted just two days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Read More »

Palestinians rejoice lifting of restrictions on Al-Aqsa


Speaking to a group of local journalists, the Jordanian monarch said Amman worked continuously to "contain the ramifications" of Israel's imposed security measures at entrances to the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif which houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock sanctuary, and to pressure Israel to roll back the installations and "through our common stand with our Palestinian brethren". Read More »

Panama Case; Security tightens in Islamabad before the final verdict

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed will be hearing cases in the apex court's Lahore Registry while Justice Ijazul Ahsan will be proceeding on leave, reveals the roster. However, the majority judgement by the three-member bench gave an opportunity to the Prime Minister and his children to explain their position before a specially constituted six-man Joint Investigating Team (JIT). Read More »

Trump Pushes Out Priebus — AP Analysis


At some point, those supporters have to wonder what the end game of all of this is, apart from keeping us all entertained and fomenting a narrative that a media who documents this chaos is out to get the president. Meanwhile, Trump continues to publicly decry his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, tweeting this week that Sessions is "beleaguered". Gerald Ford put Donald Rumsfeld (425 days), who served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the ... Read More »

President Trump names Gen. John Kelly as new chief of staff


Similarly, Trump's inexperienced new communications director Anthony Scaramucci's foul-mouthed, bovver-boy antics in his first week on the job make Spicer look like a paragon of podium virtue. If Trump genuinely believed all that, Priebus would not have been made to make a humiliating retreat into the torrential rain then sheeting across the capital through the afternoon. Read More »

Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly


Priebus, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, had been named to the post in part to bring political experience to the Trump White House. But I would add that, you know, from the moment that President Trump took office, Reince Priebus was really the source of nearly constant speculation about how long he would last in this White House that has just really been, you know, driven by these warring power centers. Read More »

Trump rips into Republicans after health care defeat


She, however, acknowledged that Republicans are not likely finished in their efforts to undo the ACA. Find out how much you should be paying to attract and retain the best applicants and employees, with customized information for your industry, location, and job. Read More »

Police officer helps girl search home for monsters


Sidney's mom posted two videos to Facebook detailing the event: the first shows the pair walking the yard and checking different plants and the second showing Officer Bonday and Sidney checking under couch cushions. "And then they ended up going in the front yard to make sure there was no monster activity in the front yard", Megan added. After the extensive search, officer Bonday and Sidney both came to the conclusion there were no monsters in the house. Read More »

Turnbull confirms Sydney raids related to terrorist plot

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be "elaborate" rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was beefed up at major domestic and global airports across the nation. The investigation promises to be "very long", he estimated. "We are investigating information indicating the aviation industry was potentially a target of that attack". Read More »

Local, state inspectors to check all rides at Wis. Valley Fair

The announcement came after an 18-year-old man was killed and seven others were injured - two of them critically - at the fair in Columbus on Wednesday. Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident. "We are saddened by the tragedy at the Ohio State Fair, and our thoughts are with those involved", CEO Virginia Ludy said in a statement. Read More »

Arab states refrain from more punitive measures against Qatar

The stand-off has affected travel and communications between Qatar and the four countries and led to harsh verbal exchanges in the media. On June 5, the Saudi-led bloc cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar - the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas - over allegations the emirate supported extremism and had close ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. Read More »

Universities should become temples of research & innovation: Javadekar


This announcement was made by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday at a two day national conference on higher education perspective in India. Now college teachers are also required to do research activity to get their promotions, just like university professors. But we must understand that both these are completely different category of teachers. Read More »

RJD's youth leader Minhaj Khan shot dead in Bihar's Siwan


His family members, who were woken up by the sound of the gunshot, saw him covered in blood in his bed. The deceased was close to Siwan strongman and former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Shahabuddin , who is now in high-security Tihar jail serving term for multiple murder cases. Read More »

Over 1500 kg heroin seized off Gujarat coast


Officials said that the Indian Coast Guard ship Samudra Pavak intercepted and apprehended a Merchant Vessel carrying the narcotics shipment off the coast of Gujarat. The ship was brought to Porbandar this morning. Eight crew members of the merchant vessel, all Indians, have been arrested. A joint investigation by the Coast Guard, Intelligence Bureau, police, customs, Navy and other agencies is now underway, officials said. Read More »

Iran leader calls on Hajj pilgrims to back Palestine

The Iranian leader described Hajj rituals as the best opportunity for Muslims to speak up about the al-Aqsa and Palestine issue, Iranian media reported. "Hajj possesses the highest social capacity since it marks an occasion for expression the ideology of Islamic Ummah", underlined Ayatollah Khamenei emphasizing that the issue of al-Aqsa mosque is at stake and the Zionists have become insolent and bold by preventing owners of the mosque from entering it. Read More »

In Russia's shadow, Georgia and USA launch major drills


In Estonia, Pence is expected to highlight bilateral ties with the US, particularly on trade, investment and cyber issues. In Georgia, Pence is expected to highlight USA support for its sovereignty and territorial integrity, the officials said. Read More »

Who's the favorite to start at quarterback for the Jets?


McCown, 38 , signed a one-year, $6 million contract in the off-season to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, drawn by the prospect of being the starter and more definitive plans to be a mentor to the other quarterbacks. "We'll take the reps, and whenever they call our names, we'll go out there and be ready to go". "There are a lot of unknowns, and I think that's what's interesting about it", Hackenberg said. Read More »

North Korea Claims ICBM Could Reach the US Mainland


It flew for six minutes longer than the previous one, on July 4. Its launch has been condemned by a number of countries. With no consensus among major world powers on how to halt the aggressions, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has grown increasingly brazen in his threats. Read More »

China warns North Korea to abide by UNSC resolutions


Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) fired a missile into the East Sea during a South Korea-U.S. joint missile drill. . On July 4 , North Korea test-fired its first ICBM, claiming that it can hit targets anywhere in the world. This is the 14th missile test conducted in the country in 2017, despite a United Nations ban. The U.S. bombers then flew over South Korean airspace and were joined by South Korean jets, and the U.S. Read More »

Trump takes more jibes at Sessions


But Trump's view of him changed after Sessions belatedly admitted to meeting with Russia's ambassador during the campaign and recused himself from the intensifying federal investigation into election meddling. And while he said the president has the right to lash out, he thinks Trump is clearly harnessing social media against Sessions, whose recusal prevents him from shutting down the probe. Read More »

Temperatures to remain around normal today


Otherwise, more clouds on Sunday with temps 80s to lower 90s and northeast winds 5-15 miles per hour. Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Wind: S 10-15 miles per hour. Sunday night: A mostly clear sky. Winds: N 15-20, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. Monday .Mostly sunny. Highs near 90. Read More »