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Chinese vice premier arrives in Pak for I-Day celebrations


A change of guard takes place at national monuments, including the mausoleums of MuhammadIqbal, who was a poet, philosopher, and politician, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah , Pakistan's founder and Quaid-i-Azam (supreme leader). The minister said the other dimension of Wang Yang's visit was his meeting with Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in which they discussed progress on CPEC. Read More »

State Troopers Dead After Helicopter Crash in Albemarle County


Jay Cullen, 48, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates were aboard the Bell 407 helicopter when it crashed seven miles southwest of downtown Charlottesville at 4:50 p.m. "Jay was the greatest son a person could ever have, a great father to his two sons, a loving husband to his wife, Karen, and he was doing something that he loved." Our hearts go out to their wives and children, and we stand by to support them during this hard time. Read More »

Scientists uncover 91 volcanoes under Antarctica ice


This question was originally asked by the team's youngest member, Max Van Wyk de Vries, an undergraduate at the university's school of geosciences and a self-confessed volcano fanatic. We had not expected to find anything like that number. Bingham's team studied the rift system lying underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, analysing ice-sheet bed-elevation data sourced from a database called Bedmap 2 . Read More »

No split in JD(U), says KC Tyagi


Venkaiah Naidu by party MPs in the morning at his residence. Last week Rajya Sabha member Ali Anwar was suspended from its Parliamentary party. Nitish Kumar himself says that the JD (U) does not exist outside Bihar . Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is organisng a national executive meeting of the Janata Dal United JD (U) on 19 Aug and is trying to clean away all the rebels ahead of the meeting. Read More »

China says issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected


US President Donald Trump's administration said he would sign an administrative memorandum today ordering the Office of the US Trade Representative to investigate China's trade practices, including alleged intellectual property theft. On Saturday, administration officials said the new trade measure was "totally unrelated" to events involving North Korea. Sun said there were two kinds of Taiwanese products that could be hurt by possible trade sanctions, the most obvious being goods ... Read More »

Sierra Leone floods, mudslides kill at least 21 people


Deputy Information Minister Cornelius Deveaux said officials were still trying to compile casualty figures, according to the AP. Foh indicated that the engulfed area had seen a number of illegal buildings recently erected. The footage by Society 4 Climate Change Communication Sierra Leone was filmed at midday local time and showed the city's Dundas Street. Mudslides and floods are fairly common during the rainy season in West Africa, where deforestation and poor town planning put residents ... Read More »

Guam fliers offer emergency tips for missile strike


Trump's reaction came after North Korea said it was considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. Kim Jong-un of course hasn't singled out Canada. It is well documented that North Korea has been ramping up testing of nuclear weapons in recent months. "They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before". Read More »

Oscar nominee Joe Bologna dies at 82


During his life, Bologna had written several projects, including the Broadway production Lovers and Other Strangers , which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay after he and his wife adapted the play for film. On TV he can be remembered for his roles on the Married With Children spin off Top Of The Heap with Matt LeBlanc and the '80s musical TV drama Rags To Riches with Tisha Campbell. Read More »

Minutes from missiles, Guam islanders get to grips with uncertain fate


How would Trump retaliate? It is also mulling the acquisition of munitions that would allow it to strike North Korea missile sites. At this point, not likely . Guam is a launching point for US strategic bombers that the North, virtually flattened by USA bombs during the 1950-53 Korean War, sees as particularly threatening. Read More »

Don't get blindsided by solar eclipse scams


In Madison on Friday, the glasses were sold out at Kirkland's on the Far East Side and at Toys R Us on the Far West Side. Salt Lake City School District and Murray School District campuses will also resume class on the same day, but officials have left it up to school administrators to decide whether they will organize eclipse viewing activities. Read More »

NYC reacts to violence, Trump comments on Charlottesville


The following streets were closed to traffic starting at midnight on Sunday. Pedestrian access will continue, subject to bag checks and screening. De Blasio also stressed yesterday that New Yorkers steer clear of the tower if possible, stating, " I do want to remind all New Yorkers, as long as President Trump is in town at Trump Tower if you have any ability to avoid that part of Midtown, please do". Read More »

Big Ben to be silenced for four years


The ever-reliable Daily Express, known for its market-leading coverage of all Princess Diana-related issues, quoted the Prime Minister's spokesman as saying: "Downing Street this afternoon confirmed the 24-month deadline for reaching a Brexit deal will expire "when Big Ben bongs midnight" on the night of March 29-30, 2019". Read More »

Trump's North Korea Strategy Similar to Obama's


It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers working overseas, bans new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures. At the time, the Yonhap News Agency in South Korea reported that there was a "high possibility" Kim Jong-un's nation could launch a strike, after transporter erector launchers carrying ICBM launch tubes in North Pyongan province were moved by North Korea. Read More »

Ant McPartlin: "I'm not an alcoholic"


Ant McPartlin has broken his social media silence since entering rehab for drug abuse and depression. "I was at the point where anything - prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs - I would take", he told the publication. We have found some of the most stomach-churning, vomit-inducing and utterly tormenting trials from the history of I'm a Celebrity . The star claimed he didn't think it was a problem, but added "You just keep taking them... Read More »

Happy Birthday Pakistan: Indian Acapella Band Voxchord performs neighbor's national anthem


The first of its kind effort by the artistes will give you goosebumps and force you to think about why there is a crucial necessity for peace and friendship to prevail between the two countries. Pakistan marked the occasion at midnight, with the the country's top ranking military official General Javed Qamar Bajwa hoisting a huge flag, 120 feet by 80 feet, at the Wagah border crossing, at the demarcation line with India. Read More »

Korea, US Promise Collaboration against N. Korea


US officials say they will be going ahead with long-scheduled military exercises with South Korea . "All over the world they are talking about Guam, and they are talking about you", Mr Trump said. North Korea revealed a concerning threat to the USA population. He noted that Guam has many buildings made to withstand powerful typhoons, but acknowledged that nothing can protect against a thermonuclear attack. Read More »

Asian shares bounce after losses, dollar sags on weak US CPI


Worry emanating from an escalation of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea showed signs of easing on Monday (Aug 14) as shares in Asia outside Japan climbed together with USA equity-index futures. The three major USA stocks indexes snapped three days of losses and ended higher on Friday, as investors bet on slower US rate hikes following weaker-than-expected consumer price data. Read More »

Trump under fire for failing to condemn white supremacy

A contingent of demonstrators shouted slogans and carried placards, accusing the Virginia rally as having racist intent. One woman was killed when a white nationalist drove a auto into a crowd of counter-protesters at the rally in Charlottesville . Read More »

Scolari sees positives in Paulinho's Barcelona switch


Four Brazilian sides, Corinthians, Club Atletico Juventus, Bragantino and Audax, will share 5% of the transfer fee, while Polish club Lodzki Klub and Lithuanian outfit Vilnius are also set for a windfall. Though previously looked at as more of a defensive midfielder, he's become a very good box-to-box midfielder and scored a hat trick for Brazil in March in the 4-1 trashing of Uruguay in World Cup qualifying. Read More »

Guam teaches its citizen how to prepare for a nuclear attack

The United States and South Korea remain technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. The paper said, "The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army of the DPRK, capable of fighting any war the USA wants, is now on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack". Read More »

HPE goes for Mission to Mars with Supercomputer Launch

Because the ISS sits outside the majority of Earth's protective atmosphere, it's exposed to more radiation - from solar flares and cosmic rays that originate outside the Solar System. The computer is also equipped to deal with radiation exposure differently, relying on software upgrades rather than hardware. The robotic resupply run will mark the 39th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket , and the 11th SpaceX launch this year. Read More »