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Police helicopter crashes in Charlottesville, killing two people on board

According to the Associated Press, police helicopters were seen flying above the protests Saturday. The Virginia State Police confirmed it is investigating a helicopter crash in Albemarle County in the Charlottesville area. According to local reports, there were two people on board when it crashed, however it is not known if there are any injuries or fatalities. One person died earlier Saturday after a crowd plowed into a group of counter demonstrators in downtown Charlottesville. Read More »

Sanctions vs North Korea have never worked

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President Donald Trump . "Do not violate the U.N.'s decision or provoke global society's goodwill by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests ", Wang said he told North Korea's Ri. China , North Korea's main ally and economic benefactor, said Sunday that the situation on the Korean Peninsula had reached a "critical point of crisis", but added that it was a "turning point for negotiations". Read More »

Nigerian Army, United Nations at Loggerheads Over Invasion of Premises in Maiduguri

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The UN has accused the army of invading the building, which is used as its humanitarian base, without authorisation. The military said yesterday in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lt Col Kingsley Samuel: "As part of ongoing counter-insurgency operations, the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has been conducting several clearance as well as cordon-and-search operations in urban and rural areas within the Theatre". Read More »

McConnell Stalls Republican Obamacare Fix, Bewilders Trump

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The vote against the Obama health care law looms large for 21 GOP lawmakers, including Iowa congressmen David Young and Rod Blum, who represent competitive congressional districts where Democrat Hillary Clinton won or came close in last year's presidential election. Read More »

Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

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In its latest attempt to have an indirect presence in China, Facebook has authorized a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, a new report has claimed. The app has been created to collate photos from the photo albums of smartphones and share them. Facebook had to use audacious methods to circumvent the obstacles the Chinese government imposes. Read More »

15 killed, 25 injured in explosion near Pishin Stop

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ISPR confirmed 15 people were martyred including 7 civilians while 25 were injured, including 15 civilians. Bugti said, "It would be unfair to call the incident a security lapse". "We are trying to provide best possible facilities to the injured people", he said, adding that the holidays of all doctors in the city were suspended. Read More »

China voices strong protest against U.S. warship sails in South China Sea

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the actions of the USS John S McCain had violated Chinese and worldwide law, "seriously" impairing the country's sovereignty and security. Sailing within those 12 miles is meant to show that the United States does not recognize territorial claims there. China has blasted the US Navy for sending yet another warship close to Chinese-held territories in the South China Sea, saying it amounted to a breach of China's sovereignty. Read More »

Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea

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If fully implemented, the new sanctions-which target coal, seafood, and metals exports; prohibit the employment of North Korean guest workers; and expand sanctions on joint economic ventures-could cut North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue by a third, according to US officials. Read More »

Flood situation in Assam worsens; 10 lakh people affected in 19 districts

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The fresh wave of floods has submerged upper and lower Assam, affecting almost 10 lakh people. The water level in the main channel of Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger mark in Guwahati , Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur and Dhubri while at least eight of its tributaries are also flowing above the danger level, according to the report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Read More »

NCP skips opposition meet chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

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Before this 17 opposition parties had united to decide a consensus candidate for the Presidential polls and then 19 parties united to decide the candidate for the Vice-Presidential elections. NCP has been urging the Congress to form an alliance for the year-end Gujarat assembly elections, a proposal that was given a cold shoulder by the latter. Read More »

Trump opens door to investigating China's "theft" of USA intellectual property

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National Security Council official said. Trump has been trying for months to get China to exert more pressure on North Korea, but has recently expressed frustration with the lack of progress. "Americans are among the most innovative", said one official. "China's been engaged in the theft and forced transfer of USA technologies and intellectual property for years". Read More »

Keith Ellison says Donald Trump acting more dangerously than North Korean leader

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North Korea in its current form traces its roots back to the end of World War II when the Korean Peninsula was split in two: The Soviet Union controlled the north, and the USA controlled the south. Human rights rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana said they faced "inhumane conditions". A 2014 United Nations report catalogued massive violations in North Korea - including large prison camps, starvation and executions - that it said should be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read More »

CNMI governor backs Trump's stance on North Korea

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Worries have escalated nationwide as Trump offered sharp words for the North Korean leader's latest threat. As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to escalate, a southern IL woman worries about her family on the U.S. Read More »

Anne Applebaum: Trump's toothless threats endanger us all

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Obviously they can, and would, try to do so. People familiar with the contacts say the interactions have done nothing thus far to quell tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile advances, which are now fuelling fears of military confrontation. Read More »

Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"

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Governor Eddie Baza Calvo shared a video of his call with President Trump on Facebook, in which the President assured Mr Calvo the U.S. was behind the remote Pacific island "1000 per cent". Trump on Friday furthered the rhetoric, saying the United States was "locked and loaded" to deal with the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula. "If caught outside, do not look at the flash or fireball - It can blind you. Read More »

Soldier, civilian killed in ceasefire violation across LoC by Pakistani troops

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The deceased soldier belonged to Village Tarsana, district Morena, Madhya Pradesh. Some reports said that the Indian Army retaliated strongly to the ceasefire violation . On Saturday morning, a civilian in Poonch lost his life after Pakistan resorted to shelling. He said an army many identified as Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar, 42, died was grievously injured in the Pakistani troops firing. Read More »

Stop playing against India, focus on Domestic cricket: Javed Miandad advices PCB

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ESPN said that the board had originally given as many as 10 players, including seven centrally contracted cricketers, permission to play the entire Caribbean Premier League - which began on August 4 and runs until September 9. "This has compelled PCB to call back centrally contracted players besides the ones in contention for selection for the World XI series next month from their ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and English county stints". Read More »

Dead, 2 Injured in New Milford Plane Crash

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The conditions of those two people were not released by the NTSB officials. The plane appears to be from a flight school, but it is unclear if they were taking off or landing. The accident happened just two weeks after the plane had received its annual inspection. "We're not able to talk about it", she said. Connecticut State Police were also called to the scene. Read More »

Your letters: Scorn and support for Trump's tough talk on North Korea

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All unilateral, first-strike plans have unacceptably large risks. Pyongyang this week threatened to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam during an exchange of bellicose rhetoric with Trump. What does he mean by "threats"? The process of coming to an accommodation that lets North Korea keep a nuclear deterrent, while reassuring it that it will never have to use those weapons. Read More »

Trump on US Nuclear Arsenal

I totally disagree. I say that, it's a simple one, nuclear is our greatest threat worldwide. "The U.S. has strengthened missile defenses against North Korea during [Trump's] watch notably by deploying a group of interceptors in South Korea, but that plan was set in motion by Obama", said Bruce Blair, a nuclear security expert at Princeton University. Read More »

If N Korea provokes U.S. retaliation, will China remain neutral?

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The missiles tested in July were the ones the world had been dreading: two-stage Hwasong-14 ICBMs that appeared quite capable of reaching the US mainland. North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency accused Trump earlier of "driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war". Read More »

MI plane crash injures two

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The Federal Aviation Administration is headed to the scene to investigate. Their condition is not known. The QAS spokesman said it was not clear whether the plane was taking off or landing when the crash happened. Queensland police report four people were on board the flight, and all passengers have since been retrieved from the plane. Emergency services were called about 11.45am (local time) on Saturday after the plane was believed to have stalled, flipped and ended up in bushes upside ... Read More »