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State says Trump on 'same page' as U.S. officials

Yet even then, Trump insisted that what North Korea does "can't be allowed", and the most reassurance he had to offer about the possibility of precipitously starting a huge war sometime soon was " we'll see what happens ". PAULA FARIS: But first let's get right to those new developments on North Korea. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" And at a lower level, there have also been various "track two" talks about improving relations between the U.S. Read More »

Iranian footballers issued with lifetime ban after playing against Israeli side

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Critics in Iran say the ban on competing against Israel has hurt the development of Iranian athletes, forcing them to forfeit or pull out of competitions in which they might face Israeli athletes. "Shojaei's absence will have a negative impact on Iran's matches in the World Cup", said Reza Agharahimi, a 30-year-old soccer fan in Tehran. The country has already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Shojaei and Haji Safi would've been invaluable as Iran looks to advance to the knockout ... Read More »

See the White House as a construction zone

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The renovations, which include structural repairs to address ceiling leaks, HVAC work and repairs to the South Portico steps on the South Lawn, have also given reporters a glimpse of the West Wing unlike anyone has seen it before, with carpets pulled back, walls devoid of art work and rooms empty. Read More »

Penn State Pledge Death

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After almost 40 hours in court, defense attorneys now want to question Timothy Bream. As "house manager", Scicchitano said Becker was also in charge of video at the house. The detective said he believed he knew which fraternity brother deleted the footage but did not name the person. A judge must ultimately decide whether there is enough evidence to hold a trial against some or all of the fraternity members. Read More »

Pall of gloom descends on death of IAS officer

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I am fed up with my life. Reportedly, a suicide note has also been recovered. I am sorry. I love you all! "I strongly suspect that Mukesh Pandey had not committed suicide but was murdered. Mukesh's wife and father-in-law, who was staying in Delhi in fear of a bad news, reached the hotel but his fear proved right after reaching there. His dead body was found on the railway track near the yard. Read More »

Children Have Died Of Encephalitis In The Last 48 Hours In Gorakhpur

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But according to news agency PTI, a Union home ministry statement that quoted the Gorakhpur police superintendent said 21 children died because of shortage of oxygen. On Wednesday, the liquid oxygen tanks had gone empty and the supplied oxygen cylinders had got exhausted. "Two days back the company had informed hospital administration that it would not be able to supply oxygen unless the dues are cleared". Read More »

Japan allows United States to continue Osprey flights despite fury after fatal crash

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The pause will affect all Marine Corps aircraft , including those with tilt-rotors, helicopters and fixed-wing planes. "This operational reset will occur within the next two weeks and will be taken at the discretion of commanders, based on their unit's operational commitments, to focus on the fundamentals of safe flight operations, standardization, and combat readiness", according to an August 11 statement. Read More »

Pahlaj Nihalani sacked, Prasoon Joshi is censor chief

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Nearly the entire film industry and majority of moviegoers are jumping with joy as Pahlaj Nihalani has been sacked as the chief of Central Bureau Of Film Certification (CBFC). Filmmakers had often protested against Nihalani, saying that the censor board should only certify films and not bother with cuts and edits. When Mumbai Mirror asked Agnihotri if the presence of Prasoon (full-time lyricist), Vidya and Gauthami (active actors), Agnihotri himself (a director in action) won't lead to ... Read More »

Valley natives visiting from Guam reflect on North Korea threat

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For the USA to be more specific on how it plans to counter the bluster coming from the North Korean leader would make Trump the bad guy and Kim the bullied one. But some wonder whether the USA will act first. Its state-run news agency reported that North Korea's army "will complete its plan to hit Guam before mid-August". Read More »

Petroleo Brasileiro SA- Petrobras (PBR) Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet

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About 4.81 million shares traded. After a recent check, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) shares have been seen trading -1.45% away from the 20-day moving average. Petrobras reported 316 million reais profits ($100 million), down from 4.4 billion in the first quarter. Martingale Asset LP holds 0.15% in SunTrust Banks, Inc. Read More »

Swimmers Rescued From Lake Superior in Duluth

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Duluth Fire Department officials reported at the scene that neither swimmer had a pulse when pulled from the lake near the Park Point Beach House; CPR was underway as they were transported to a local hospital. However, one of them needed assistance for the last few feet because his survival suit had filled with water - the water pouring out as he unzipped the suit on shore. Read More »

'We could be gone tomorrow': Life in North Korea's crosshairs

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The US military has a large presence here - its bases cover nearly a third of the island's land area - and prepares for worst-case scenarios like this. "About 162,000 people - mostly USA citizens - call the island home". "I'm not really too anxious about it". De Borja described the recent exchange between the USA and North Korea as a "war of words", and despite the threat of missile attack, he tells PNC that this is not the time to panic. Read More »

Korea opens way to new talks about talks

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The new sanctions, banning major North Korean exports such as coal and iron, are created to starve the regime of the money to pay for it -money that is also used to enrich the powerful elites and generals who, in turn, don't challenge Kim Jong Un's near total power. Read More »

Woman, 75, killed by hippo while on safari with her family

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Carol Sue Kirken , of the suburban Detroit town of Rochester Hills , Michigan , died on Saturday while on a family vacation in Tanzania . A MI woman was killed while on African safari with her family on August 5. The company told Local 4 it is deeply saddened at her death and offered its condolences and prayers to her family. But August 5 would be Kirken's last post - perhaps eerie now - as she wrote about witnessing a massive migration. Read More »

Kenya's Elections At A Glance

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He said that if losers "graciously" accepted election defeat, they would end up being winners. This contrasts with provisional electronic results giving Kenyatta a clear lead in Tuesday's poll. Election officials were expected to release final results on Friday, with many in the country anxious at the possibility of post-election violence. Read More »

North Korea risks 'destruction of its people', says defence secretary Mattis

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On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a warning to the DPRK that appeared to threaten a nuclear war with the Asian country. He added that he does not believe there is "any imminent threat" from North Korea. The report said the Hwasong-12 rockets would fly over Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi prefectures in Japan and travel "1,065 seconds before hitting the waters 30 to 40 kilometres away from Guam". Read More »

Alabama judge drops teacher sex charges, says law unconstitutional

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Carrie Witt was facing potential prison time for allegedly having sex with two students between 16 and 19 years old while she taught at Decatur High School. "Solomon worked at the same school where the student was enrolled", Hartselle police Sgt. Alan McDearmond, who investigated the case, said Thursday. Read More »

USA and Canadian diplomats in Cuba suffer headaches/hearing loss

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The State Department has expelled two diplomats from Cuba's Embassy in Washington following a series of unexplained incidents in Cuba that left US officials there with physical symptoms. "This is an active investigation, and it is a major concern of ours". Cuba's foreign ministry said USA officials had alerted it to "some alleged incidents affecting some officials of that diplomatic mission and their families" on February 17. Read More »

Migrant rescue boat heading to aid of anti-migrant vessel in Mediterranean

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The Italian coastguard declined to comment. "They said they don't need or want our help", Sea-Eye founder Michael Buschheuer told Reuters news agency by telephone. It needed to refuel earlier this week, but was stuck off the coast of Tunisia after a powerful Tunisian union and fishermen refused to allow it access to the country's ports. Read More »

Two homicides in 7 hours moves Charlotte's killings to 57 this year

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the city's 57 homicide of the year after an overnight shooting left one person dead and another hurt in east Charlotte. The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. Police have charged 27-year-old George Fernandez in the murder. Read More »

Trump exposed for corrupt premium charges at DC hotel

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It's not the only Trump property that has benefited financially from its namesake's presidency. President Donald Trump's Washington hotel turned an unexpected profit in the first four months of the year, helped by charging higher rates than initially planned, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post . Read More »

Korea-US Conflict Turning Into War are High: Lavrov

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We hear direct threats to use force. The foreign minister branded the war of words "over the top" as he revealed Russian Federation and China have a plan to stop the crisis escalation. Friday, Trump tweeted that the US military was "locked and loaded" in case Pyongyang takes aggressive action and warned Kim to seek a "different path". Read More »

Part of Exeter Hospital evacuated over odor; 20 people treated

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Aerial footage from local media outlets captured patients on hospital beds outdoors and doctors treating them. Exeter Hospital has been evacuated and police and emergency crews, including several ambulances, are on scene. Hospital officials said the response was out of an "abundance of caution". The emergency room and operating room are now closed but the rest of the hospital is still open. Read More »