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North Korea Warns of 'Merciless Strike' Ahead of US-South Korea Drills

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The annual drills are viewed by Pyongyang as a highly provocative rehearsal for invasion, and it always meets them with threats of strong military counteraction. A South Korea military official, who declined to be identified, said the number of USA troops participating in the exercise can vary depending upon circumstance, but rejected any link between the numbers and current tension on the peninsula. Read More »

Trump praises North Korean leader for 'wise' decision

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And we have to be maniacally focused on that. His comments Thursday at a nationally televised news conference appeared to be another effort to jumpstart a diplomatic solution to a confrontation sparked North Korea's warning that it might send missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam , and President Donald Trump's belligerent Twitter threats to unleash " fire and fury " on the North. Read More »

Texas man charged with trying to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston

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A complaint was filed in Houston federal court Monday charging Andrew Schneck . Three of them have been moved to the university's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History . The Houston Police Department, the FBI, the Houston Fire Department Hazmat Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Sunday began an operation at Schneck's home after a traffic stop. Read More »

Three infants die in Raipur hospital

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While some reports said the supply dropped for 30 minutes, others reported the decreased levels lasted for three hours . "The third child died at 10 pm due to respiratory failure and other problems", Sahoo said. The boy's father, Prakash Vishwakarma, a resident of Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh, said his child had a hole in his heart. The State's health director and health secretary called a press conference at 12.30 p.m. Read More »

North Korea slams next week's US-South Korea military exercises

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But others say it's likely North Korea is only using the military exercises as an excuse to act out, and, according to Lee, it could even embolden Kim to try to further bully or even blackmail the USA and South Korea "again and again". The bombers, stationed in the US Andersen Air Force base 2,100 miles from North Korea, are one of several military options being considered. The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang , despite ... Read More »

Suspected Driver in Barcelona Attack Killed by Police

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The Catalan police force responded Monday after several citizens in the town of Subirats reported a suspicious individual who fit the description of Abouyaaqoub, according to Catalan radio Cadena Ser. "One of the reasons why Catalonia is the main scenario for both jihadist radicalization and involvement in the whole of Spain is certainly related to the extraordinary, unparalleled concentration in the region of Salafist congregations and imams, such as Es Satty". Read More »

Senate majority leader, McConnell dismisses Trump's "fake news" claims

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And we can not put the credit of the United States on the line. "I think that everybody understands this is not a Republican issue, this is not a Democrat issue", Mnuchin said. Mnuchin said he would be visiting the site in Kentucky in part to personally attest that the gold is part of the national assets. "It is going to be very exciting, and I assume the gold is still there - it would be quite a movie if we walked in and there was no gold", he said. Read More »

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously

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Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said: "Hate crime has a corrosive effect on our society and that is why it is a priority area for the CPS". Saunders said those who write messages to kill, maim or injure online try to spread a common hatred they share with those who carry out physical attacks. Read More »

Danish sub inventor dumped Swedish journalist's body in sea

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Kim Wall, a missing Swedish journalist, died in an accident aboard a homemade submarine, its owner Peter Madsen said, and then he buried her at sea. According to NBC News , there have been inconsistencies in Madsen's story. Friends of Ms Wall have told local news media that she was about to move to China with her boyfriend. Read More »

Kennedy Center awards to go on without Trump

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News organization across the country have been warning Americans for days to use proper eye protection if they plan to look at the much-ballyhooed total solar eclipse . The partial eclipse began at 1:17 p.m., peaked at 2:42 p.m., and was set to end at 4:01 p.m. ET, The Washington Post reported . Solar glasses are a must for anyone who wants to view the eclipse. Read More »

NBC5 Forecast: Weather will Cooperate for the Solar Eclipse

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Tuesday: Showers & thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 pm. The humidity will make a quick return on Tuesday before a strong cold front drops some showers and storms late Tuesday into Wednesday . Southwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. The National Weather Service at State College says there could be isolated showers and thunderstorms today after 9 a.m. Read More »

University of Texas removes four Confederate statues — BBCI

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Removal of the statues started at around 11 p.m. on Sunday, with no advance notice given for public safety reasons, university spokesperson Gary Susswein told the Dallas Morning News . I also revisited the very thorough 2015 task force report . A statue of General Robert E Lee was among those taken down from the Austin campus early on Monday. Read More »

Total solar eclipse: What can you expect to see in Kent?

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It will be a partial eclipse in Ireland. . The Ministry of Health is advising members of the public to be cautious during the partial solar eclipse that is scheduled to occur on Monday . TimeandDate is a similar site that allows you to see information specific to Philadelphia. You could hear the cheering from nearby spectators as they filmed live, and you could feel the palpable emotion and awe in the voice of ABC correspondent Frank Reynolds, located over 2,100 miles away in a NY ... Read More »

Ireland's Leo Varadkar, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau participate in Montreal Pride Parade

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Trudeau says he and Varadkar plan to discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion and how both countries can benefit from the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, which goes into effect next month. Meanwhile Trudeau has been a staunch defender of LGBT rights since taking office under the Liberal party banner. Trudeau's Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, defended this focus by arguing that "contraception and even abortion is only a tool to ... Read More »

Teenager shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Shopian

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Earlier, the bullet-riddled body of 16-year-old Gowhar Ahmad Dar was found in the orchard in Urpora village of Shopian. "Kashmiri youth with freedom loving spirit always remain on the radar of government agencies. We called him a hundred times but no one was answering the phone. "Jjust 16 years old boy killed by militants.Police is investigating the matter", tweeted deputy inspector general of police, south Kashmir range. Read More »

Cambridge University Press censors at Beijing request

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Cambridge University Press (CUP) has backed down over a China censorship row, after announcing that it has reversed its decision to take down hundreds of articles. The furor comes amid a tightening of controls by Chinese President Xi Jinping's (習近平) government over a wide range of society that could feed opposition to the Chinese Communist Party, including lawyers who take on sensitive cases, non-governmental organizations and churches. Read More »

Total Solar Eclipse Weather Forecast on Path for the Day 2017

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A cold front will push through the area starting Tuesday , widening the area for thunderstorm potential and push south of the Red River by Wednesday . Cloudy skies mean the decrease will not be as drastic. Newberry is shaping up to be the best Midlands town to have the least chances of cloud cover, with a 47 percent, according to the briefing. Read More »

UK Unveils Proposals To Allow Trade With Europe After Brexit

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The court is the judicial authority in the EU. Earlier this week, the Department for Exiting to EU published a position paper outlining the Government's intention to seek a transitional customs union with Europe for at least two years following Brexit to allow the United Kingdom time to pursue and agree trade deals with individual countries. Read More »

Malegaon blast case: SC grants bail to Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit

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As per Para 349 of the Defence Service Regulations, any personnel arrested by civil authorities on a criminal charge may be suspended from the date of his arrest depending on the nature of the offence and extent of his involvement. Talking about the National Investigation Agency chief Sharad Kumar, he said, "NIA Chief has been given two extensions to ensure their acquittal". Purohit accepted in the SC that he had attended meetings of Abhinav Bharat, a right wing organisation whose members ... Read More »

United Nations says thousands will flee Tal Afar operation

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Gen. Abdul-Amir Jarallah said in a statement on Sunday the forces involved in the offensive were the Army's 9th Armored Division, its 15th and 16th Brigades, counter-terrorism units, federal police and pro-government militias from the Popular Mobilization Forces. Read More »

Joe Dunford : Top US general condemns racism after Charlottesville violence

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Trump has blamed both sides for the violence. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson was the first to issue a tweet on the subject on Saturday, as the protests were ongoing in Charlottesville. It's rare for active high-ranking members of the military to engage in political statements, and especially to publicly appear to distance themselves from the president. Read More »

One killed in Marseille after auto crashes into bus shelters

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Reuters said the driver of the van who had been arrested was a 35-year-old man. Officers are advising people to avoid the old port area. The incident took place at around 9:00 am (0700 GMT), one source said, asking not to be named. Police arrested the driver, according to local newspaper La Provence . "The distance traveled by the driver suggests a certain determination", David Reverdy from the Alliance police union told BFM TV . Read More »

Donald Trump claims media 'misrepresent' his Charlottesville comments

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Heyer", Trump tweeted Thursday morning . One protester was killed in violent clashes between neo-Nazi and so-called "Alt-Right" demonstrators and counter-protesters in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville Saturday. Graham urged Trump to instead use his words to heal Americans instead. "They're always peeing their trousers", said Corey Stewart, a former Trump aide who has already launched a 2018 Senate bid in Virginia. Read More »