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Not aware of scuffle between PLA soldiers & Indian troops at Ladakh: China

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Earlier on Tuesday, as per a report by Hindustan Times, which quoted an unnamed source, "The Chinese patrol refused to move when the Indian side first showed banners that they were in Indian Territory, as per the settled drill". "We urge the Indian side abide by the LAC and relevant conventions between the two sides", she added. The incident comes at a time when both nations have been facing a continued stand-off at the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction in Doka La (Doklam). Read More »

Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked in history

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Mr Obama's tweet has been "liked" close to three million times already and has been retweeted over 1.2 million times. But the events in Charlottesville , Virginia over this past weekend prompted the 44th President to rejoin public discourse on the growing unrest in the US. Read More »

US National Security Adviser Says 'No War with N.Korea Imminent'

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The order to his army was reportedly followed by more bluster but also a call for the U.S.to ease tensions. "The bottom line is we will defend the country and for us (the military) that's war", he said , according to CBS . French President Emmanuel Macron called for the worldwide community to work with North Korea to "resume the path of dialogue without conditions", following a call with Trump Saturday. Read More »

Trump will revoke an Obama-era order on flood risk regulations

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The order required higher elevation standards for road, bridges, and other infrastructure projects , with even stricter requirements for critical sites such as hospitals and evacuation centers. The president said eliminating "the consultants" and having one lead agency for each infrastructure project would be the key. He called Trump's order "an enormous mistake that is disastrous for taxpayers", adding the Obama rule "would have saved billions of dollars over time". Read More »

CIO Head Resigns From Manufacturing Council: Trump 'Tolerates Bigotry and Domestic Terrorism'

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The events in Charlottesville on Saturday killed one woman and injured 19 other individuals after a auto rammed into a crowd of people present at a "Unite the Right" rally populated by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and hate groups . Trumka also stated that the council was never going to bring lasting policy changes to improve life for American workers. His announcement Monday - which sparked an immediate negative response from Trump on Twitter - was followed by that of Ken Plank, the ... Read More »

Ronald Koeman hints at Gareth Barry departure

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Barry needs to feature in just five more matches to overtake former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs as the competition's all-time record appearance holder. "I think his attitude is gauged by the fact Everton offered him a two-year deal", said West Brom boss Tony Pulis . Barry is West Brom's fourth signing of the transfer window following Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi and China global Yuning Zhang, who has joined Werder Bremen on loan. Read More »

New Texas law axes insurance coverage for elective abortion

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The House wound up its duties without taking action on any of the bills and adjourned "sine die", a day ahead of the official end of the 30-day special session. Texas approved some of the nation's strictest limits on abortion in 2013, but those were mostly struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer. SB 20 would ensure that ACA-subsidized plans, state employee plans, or private basic health insurance plans do not include coverage for elective abortions. Read More »

Tampa Bay area lawmakers against possible white nationalist leader's visit to UF

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The Facebook Event called No Nazis at UF - Protest Richard Spencer calls for a protest in front of the Phillips Center for Performing Arts; 1,000 people have said they're going and over 2,800 have said they're interested. "You can say racism is evil; we should all love one another; the sun should always shine, seven days a week; everyone should be above average; everyone should be a wonderful athlete; everyone should love each other. Read More »

Anti-Racists Are Trying To Dox Charlottesville Racists And Get Them Fired

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Defenders of Smith and others who have been actively exposing the men and woman at the rally argue that by entering a public space with their faces clearly visible, the demonstrators should have no expectation for privacy or anonymity. Smith, the communications director for political nonprofit Progress North Carolina Action , is the operator of the anti-racist social media account, which has now garnered more than 355,000 followers. Read More »

North Korea Chickens Out of Decision on Firing Missiles at US Territory

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This would be a deeply provocative act, from the U.S. perspective, and there has been widespread debate about whether Washington would try to shoot the missiles down if they are launched. President Moon Jae-in will meet with Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Blue House on Monday amid heightened tensions on the peninsula aggravated by the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington over the past week. Read More »

Top general warns North Korea: US military is ready

McMaster, on ABC's This Week program said "... George Washington , in his farewell address, stated: "The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible...." He also will discuss military options in the event the "diplomatic and economic pressurisation campaign" fails. Read More »

Kenya accused of intimidating rights groups after election

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The election commission declared President Uhuru Kenyatta victor by 1.4 million votes. Odinga claims that hackers infiltrated the electoral commission's systems and manipulated the results. The Post criticised the opposition's response but also urged President Kenyatta to "stop the excesses of the police as well as the apparent pressure being applied to media and non-governmental organisations". Read More »

Kenyans Await Word on Election Challenge From Odinga

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Even before Uhuru was announced the victor of the hotly contested race, Raila who was seeking presidency a record fourth time , came out to dispute the results (preliminary) saying the election had been stolen from him yet again and made it clear that seeking court redress was not an option. Read More »

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria

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At least 30 people were killed and more than 80 others injured in a triple suicide attack Tuesday in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria's Borno State , according to civilian vigilantes fighting Boko Haram Islamists in the area. Its better-known faction, led by Abubakar Shekau, has mainly based itself in the sprawling Sambisa forest, and been characterised by its use of women and children as suicide bombers targeting mosques and markets. Read More »

Justin Thomas' PGA win leaves million-to-1 bettor cursing Rickie Fowler

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After chipping to eight feet Thomas saw his birdie putt hang on the edge of the hole for almost 10 seconds before it eventually dropped in and took him into a five-way tie for the lead. In January he shot 59 at the Sony Open, and followed that up with a round of 63 at the US Open . Patrick Reed had emerged as the closest challenger, but bogeyed the treacherous final hole to finish with a fine 67, sharing second place with Italy's Francesco Molinari (67) and South African Louis ... Read More »

More than 300 dead, 700 missing after Sierra Leone mudslide

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Red Cross volunteers are digging for survivors and supporting distraught families in the wake of heavy flooding and mudslides that have ripped through Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. "We are also fearful of outbreaks of diseases such as cholera and typhoid", he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Freetown. According to Sky News, ActionAid's director said there are over 1,500 people reported missing. Read More »

New Israeli Research: Smiley Emojis Can Do Harm

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A new study has stated that using smiley faces or emojis during conversation in office may affect the information sharing and mean professional inability. Another experiment compared the use of a smiley face emoji to a smiling or neutral photograph. The results show that the smiling photograph sender is perceived as friendlier and more competent than the neutral sender. Read More »

Iran could quit nuclear deal if USA keeps adding sanctions

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Rouhani warned that if this continues, Iran might be forced to quit the nuclear deal. Rouhani said Tehran could quickly ramp up and advance its nuclear program if the United States continues "threats and sanctions " against Iran. In December, Rouhani ordered up plans to build nuclear-powered ships, something that appears to be allowed under the nuclear deal. "Those who are trying to go back to the language of threats and sanctions are prisoners of their past hallucinations". Read More »

Minnesota immigrants celebrate 5th anniversary of DACA program

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Tlatenchi, who arrived from Mexico at age 9, was one of the first to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, five years ago. Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rally outside Representative Steve Knight's Santa Clarita offices on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Read More »

China announces September 5 ban on North Korean imports under United Nations sanctions

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China, the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's regime too hard for fear it might collapse. The U.N. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that Kong had taken over from Wu, but that there was no connection between the appointment and the current situation on the Korean peninsula, where tensions have been rising in recent days. Read More »

NK: Un walks back threats of a missile attack

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North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile last month for the first time, and us intelligence agencies assess that Pyongyang can build a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop a long-range missile, although it's not clear if it can target USA cities. Read More »