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Kepler's homer sparks Twins in DH split with Indians

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The Indians, who outscored Minnesota 32-9 from the seventh inning on at Target Field this season, turned a 3-2 game into another rout when Gomes connected on a three-run homer off Ryan Pressly. They had runners at the corners and one out in the third, but Bartolo induced an inning-ending double play. Kyle Gibson has a theory about first-inning runs. Read More »

Modi Highlights India's Achievements in Independence Day Speech

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Modi spoke about the general well-being of India and said that everyone must work together towards bringing a positive change. "Whenever anybody has pointed a finger at the identity of Jammu and Kashmir or approached the Supreme Court, Supreme Court dismissed them, I am sure that the issue before Supreme Court will also be dismissed by the court like it has dismissed in the last 70 years", the chief minister said. Read More »

Hong Kong's Political Prisoners

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The judges who sentenced the trio of activists said the case demonstrates "an unhealthy trend in Hong Kong society", which was returned by the British to Chinese sovereignty two decades ago . Wong, 20, has also spoken of his desire to stand for election but is still too young. "People united will never be defeated", Wong said outside the courthouse flanked by his co-convicted. Read More »

US Navy: Dozen US Sailors Could Be Punished in Fatal Collision

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A separate official report released on Thursday contained dramatic accounts of what happened when the freighter hit the USS Fitzgerald, killing seven Navy sailors. Benson's cabin, above the waterline, was also "severely damaged" when a higher part of the Crystal struck it, leaving Benson himself "hanging from the side of the ship", according to the Navy report. Read More »

Sunderland students pick up their A-Levels

Around 80 per cent of all grades awarded to the college's advanced level students were A*-B grades or equivalent. "We are delighted that students have gained places at top universities to study a range of courses including natural science at Cambridge, medical science, mathematics, sciences, humanities and arts". Read More »

War with N.Korea not imminent

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Fang said China attached great important to his visit and had arranged for him to observe a military exercise. A South Korean may have put a point on the Trump's swirling North Korea policy with a dig at the administration. Moon was elected in May after a near-decade of conservative rule that saw animosity deepen between the rival Koreas. Moon, a liberal who favors engagement with the North, has kept mostly quiet over the past week. Read More »

South Korea's Moon says no military action without Seoul's consent

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Tension on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving North Korea's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and US officials played down the risk of an imminent war. INSIDE STORY: US, North Korea war of words - Where is this heading? But President Moon's statements did not appear to diverge from his American counterpart, as he explained that South Korea and the US agreed to discuss any options they may take against North Korea. Read More »

US, Japan to advance security, defence cooperation with India,

The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats were meeting in Washington Thursday to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat. "If the planned fire of power demonstration is carried out as the USA is going more reckless, it will be the most delightful historic moment when the Hwasong artillerymen will wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks", the report said. Read More »

13 killed as van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona

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Local authorities have confirmed this was a terror attack. "A terror attack in Barcelona is confirmed", Catalan police wrote on its Twitter account . An eyewitness told a Spanish television station that the suspect was running people over in his van for almost 1,000 feet before fleeing into a nearby Turkish restaurant. Read More »

Key Republican Calls for 'Radical Changes' in Trump's Presidency

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Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) offered some blunt comments about President Donald Trump on Thursday in the wake of the president's widely criticized response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. He also accused what he called "alt-left" protesters of charging at the neo-Nazi groups with clubs. Flake has strong support from his fellow Republican senators, and Corker said, "The White House would be well-served to embrace the character, the substance of ... Read More »

67% of Republicans Approve of Trump's Handling of 'Domestic Terrorism' in Charlottesville

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A majority of Republicans - 62 percent - support Ivanka and Kushner's continued roles in the White House, while only 26 percent said otherwise. 46 percent approve, an increase from 41 percent on August 2. Lee is slated to be removed. Recently, Trump has come under fresh scrutiny from both sides of the aisle after failing to immediately condemn white nationalists by name in the aftermath of the Charlottesville , Virginia, protests. Read More »

No second war on the Korean Peninsula

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Kim has said he will put off making a decision on whether to launch the missiles towards Guam , wanting to watch the U.S. administration's actions a while longer. Dunford's trip has been long scheduled and was not arranged in response to the North Korean nuclear threat. Meanwhile, a senior US general is in China, ensuring lines of communication are open to avoid any miscalculations in the increasingly tense regional environment. Read More »

Van crashes into crowds in Barcelona in latest 'terrorist attack'

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Footage being circulated on social media suggests the death toll could rise significantly. The Catalan Police announced that they had arrested one man and said they were treating the incident as a terrorist attack . The U.S. Department of State issued a warning on the attack Thursday. Where did the incident take place? RTVE , a Spanish public broadcaster, says a third suspect has been arrested. Read More »

American Cancer Society pulls out of gala at Mar-a-Lago

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Its fundraiser has been held at Mar-a-Lago the past eight years. The Cleveland Clinic said in a statement that it decided not to hold the event there after "careful consideration" of a number of issues, with a spokeswoman adding only that the deliberations were "all encompassing". Read More »

Pence On Charlottesville: 'I Stand With The President'

Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) each expressed dissatisfaction with Trump's response to the violence. "It did not represent that community, and it didn't represent the United States". As a growing number of top-ranking CEO's abandoned President Trump's efforts to unite the business community, following his controversial remarks that equated "alt-left" counter-protesters with white nationalists in Charlottesville , the president announced on ... Read More »

Missouri Democrat: 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated'

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I was very frustrated", she told the publication. She also said that while she wished she had chosen better words, she stands by the frustration and anger that led her to say she wished that the president was dead. "If there is, then we refer it to the U.S. Attorney". Chappelle-Nadal said that in the wake of Charlottesville, "there are people who are afraid of white supremacists, there are people who are having nightmares. Read More »

Gay marriage blocked once again in Northern Ireland

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The High Court in Belfast has dismissed two cases which sought to have same-sex marriage introduced to Northern Ireland. The Court ruled that same-sex couples were not entitled to be married, or have their marriage recognised in the country if they were Wednesday elsewhere. Read More »

Brexit talks' second stage to be pushed back to December

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Another policy paper was released on Tuesday hinted at a new post-Brexit customs plan with the European Union, aiming to make future trade "as frictionless as possible". London also said it wanted to uphold its freedom of movement agreement with Ireland, which predates the EU. Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said the unique situation on the island of Ireland has been reflected in the paper. Read More »

Teacher Shoots Himself in Lithia Springs High School

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The school is canceled for the day and is classes are expected to resume Friday morning. As busloads of students arrived at the school Thursday, administrators shuffled them to the gym before anyone could head to class. The victim reportedly was an 18-year educator who taught math, Atlanta media outlets reported. Within a four hours, all but four students had left the campus and the cleanup process began inside the building. Read More »

Amid North Korea Crisis, China and US Aim to Deepen Military Cooperation

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But, he added, "what's unimaginable is allowing KJU (North Korean leader Kim Jong Un) to develop ballistic missiles with a nuclear warhead that can threaten the United States and continue to threaten the region", he said. China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work towards a peaceful resolution of a stand-off over Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them towards Guam. Read More »

Americans Are Sharply Divided Over Trump's Charlottesville Response, Poll Shows

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President Trump's comments on Saturday and Tuesday turned unacceptable by a larger majority. After that, it goes off the rails a bit for the president. The Marist poll was conducted by interviewing 1,125 adults on August 14 and 15 and has a margin of error plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. So he followed up with a statement Monday doing so. Read More »