• Dead, 175 Injured as Quake Strikes China's Sichuan
Dead, 175 Injured as Quake Strikes China's Sichuan

Locals took refuge in blue relief tents in several makeshift camps or out on streets in towns as more than a thousand aftershocks jolted the region and landslides kept nerves on edge. The tremor evoked memories of a devastating 8.0-magnitude quake in the region in 2008 that left 87,000 people dead or missing, but the impact of Tuesday's disaster wa...

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  • The opioid crisis is now a national emergency, Trump says
The opioid crisis is now a national emergency, Trump says

President Donald Trump declared the country's opioid crisis a national emergency Thursday . President Trump says he is preparing to declare a national emergency on the opioid crisis . "But this is a national emergency and we are drawing documents now to so attest". And in recent months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , th...

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  • Insight: BJP leaders slam Hamid Ansari for his 'Muslim unease' comment
Insight: BJP leaders slam Hamid Ansari for his 'Muslim unease' comment

PM Modi joined Rajya Sabha members in the farewell ceremony to convey his best wishes to the outgoing Vice President. "Thus, your family had been closely involved with Congress as well as the Khilafat movement". "Whenever I met you, I learnt a lot from you". He has made political comments as he is retiring. He was leader of the BJP Legislature ...

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  • Luther Strange Milks Trump Tweet For All It's Worth
Luther Strange Milks Trump Tweet For All It's Worth

The race in Alabama has become a contest over who will be Mr. Trump's biggest ally, with each of the candidates pledging their support for the president's agenda. Odd then appears on screen to praise Trump and cite his other endorsement from the NRA. The battle between the three in the campaign has largely centered around who supported Trump the mo...

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  • Police Officer Survives After Being Shot Multiple Times At Point-Blank Range
Police Officer Survives After Being Shot Multiple Times At Point-Blank Range

However, Orr did not heed Smith's command and kept walking away while he had his cell phone to his ear. During his closing arguments, Stone emphasized that Officer Smith was sacked upon "not once, not twice, not three times, or four, or five, or six, or seven, but eight times".

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  • Wall St falls on ramp-up of U.S. tension with N. Korea
Wall St falls on ramp-up of U.S. tension with N. Korea

Pacific territory. Trump followed his warning with a tweet on Wednesday about the strength of the American nuclear arsenal, but expressed hope it would not need to be used. defence index is at a record high and on a seven-day unbroken run of gains. US trading volume has been low with summer setting in and Congress expected to be in recess until...

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  • Today's Google Doodle Honors Hip-Hop's Anniversary By Letting You DJ
Today's Google Doodle Honors Hip-Hop's Anniversary By Letting You DJ

From giving us interesting details about how this revolution in music was brought about to letting us DJ with just a click and drag of the mouse, don't be surprised to find yourself channeling your inner DJ skills today. Hip hop music is a genre developed in America in the 1970s which consists of a stylised rhythmic music that commonly accompanies ...

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  • Emergency services unable to confirm whether anyone is trapped after Sunderland explosion
Emergency services unable to confirm whether anyone is trapped after Sunderland explosion

Northumbria Police gave few details other than to say the explosion happened at a private address on Rosslyn Avenue. Police, fire and ambulance services were at the scene, with a cordon put in place to keep members of the public away. One woman said on Twitter her house "literally shook". The North East Ambulance Service said it was attending t...

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  • BMC clears proposal to make singing Vande Mataram compulsory in schools
BMC clears proposal to make singing Vande Mataram compulsory in schools

The proposal was passed exactly a year after the BMC passed another controversial proposal to make yoga and surya namaskar mandatory in civic schools. This comes after the Madras High Court had in July ordered the singing of the national song in all educational institutions at least once in a week.

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  • Rep. Darrell Issa talks about ways to stop North Korea's nuclear ambitions
Rep. Darrell Issa talks about ways to stop North Korea's nuclear ambitions

He said that North Korea's threats of nuclear war "will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before". 'It's antithetical to some of the mushy rhetoric you hear from some circles today. Father Jonathan Morris, who like Jeffress is a Fox News religion contributor, argued that while he agrees wi...

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  • Philippines prepares for N Korea's Guam missile threat
Philippines prepares for N Korea's Guam missile threat

According to Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), a non-profit organization dedicated to generate public support for missile defense systems in the United State, Guam is covered by a US missile defense system deployed permanently by the Defense Department at Andersen Air Force Base, which includes the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THA...

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  • Brentford and QPR to meet in Carabao Cup
Brentford and QPR to meet in Carabao Cup

The Whites were drawn to play the tie away from home but Newport were given permission by the EFL to play any second round tie away from home due to the resurfacing of their Rodney Parade pitch. Guests accustomed to their performances among the strongest teams in England, and even after the summer sale, changing the coach and leaving the leaders re...

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  • City of Austin pays respects to former governor, Mark White
City of Austin pays respects to former governor, Mark White

White was set to be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. White, his casket draped in a Texas flag, was a lawyer and Democrat who served one term as Texas governor, from 1983 until early 1987. "Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to Linda Gale White and family during this hard time, and I ask that all Texans join us in praying fo...

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  • Arsene Wenger 'not super optimistic' Alexis Sanchez will extend Arsenal stay
Arsene Wenger 'not super optimistic' Alexis Sanchez will extend Arsenal stay

Say what you will about Arsenal's defence, but the club gave up just 44 goals last term. After nearly 12 months of speculation surrounding Sanchez's future the end-game doesn't appear to be in sight. Man United as well. "And it's not finished - Chelsea have bought [Alvaro] Morata and have not lost [Diego] Costa yet, and they will certain...

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  • Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to smoke
Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to smoke

Tom Richell was about to enter the station as alarms were sounded. It is not clear at this stage if the fire broke out on a Tube train or in the station itself. We all didn't know why we were running though. The entire line has now been suspended while emergency services respond to the incident. A spokesman for the British Transport Police to...

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  • Sri Lanka FM resigns over corruption charges
Sri Lanka FM resigns over corruption charges

Amid speculation about Mr. Karunanayake's possible resignation, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met him at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday. A month after they formed the government, a massive scam at the Central Bank came to light. Perpetual Treasuries, Mahendran, and his son-in-law had denied an...

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  • Indiana man accused in officer death may face death penalty
Indiana man accused in officer death may face death penalty

Aaron Allan at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The man accused of killing a Southport Police Department lieutenant who was trying to help him could face the death penalty. Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive in the slaying of the 38-year-old father of two. A man who was a passenger in Brown's vehicle told officers he and Brown had just lef...

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  • McCain proposes Afghan strategy, seeks gratuated costs on Pak
McCain proposes Afghan strategy, seeks gratuated costs on Pak

Fed up with what he calls White House inaction in Afghanistan, Sen. Mr McCain envisions making better use of USA military and civil strengths in order to "deny, disrupt, degrade and destroy" the ability of terrorist groups to use Afghanistan as a sanctuary and then seek a "negotiated peace process" that leads to political reconciliation.

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  • Nightly Blackouts and Pirate Drills on World Cruise
Nightly Blackouts and Pirate Drills on World Cruise

A cruise required curtains and shutters to be drawn from dawn to dusk after their captain warned pirates could attack their vessel. But when sirens alerted the 1,900 passengers of the drill - prompting them to head to the ship's 1,008 cabins for a headcount - it became more serious.

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  • NORTH KOREA | Pentagon chief issues own sharp threat to NKorea
NORTH KOREA | Pentagon chief issues own sharp threat to NKorea

The US and its allies are confident they can win a war with North Korea , Defense Secretary James Mattis said, warning Pyongyang to refrain from any actions that could mean the end of its government and the "destruction" of the North Korean people.

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  • Japan says 'can never tolerate' North Korea provocations
Japan says 'can never tolerate' North Korea provocations

Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and two Japanese F-2 jet fighters, Japan's Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said in a news release. Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said on Friday that the North Korean restaurant workers who defected to South Korea en masse from China a year ago are stably adjusting to life in the South.

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  • James Spann: Muggy days ahead for Alabama, with occasional showers, storms
James Spann: Muggy days ahead for Alabama, with occasional showers, storms

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies and a few rain showers will be possible, with a high temperature of 84 degrees. Expect a partly cloudy night tonight with patchy fog possible. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Starting next week on Monday and Tuesday , we will keep the rain chances at 30%. A col...

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  • McCain Threatens North Korea After Expressing 'Concerns' Over Trump Rhetoric
McCain Threatens North Korea After Expressing 'Concerns' Over Trump Rhetoric

Truman, who, in a 1945 address announcing that the United States had dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, urged the Japanese to surrender, warning that if they did not, "they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth".

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  • Trump 'Surprised' That FBI Raided Ex-Campaign Manager's Home
Trump 'Surprised' That FBI Raided Ex-Campaign Manager's Home

The US Attorney General is normally in charge of determining if the Justice Deparment needs a special counsel to lead an investigation. "I was very, very surprised to see it", Trump said from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Thursday, according to pool reports.

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  • Russian Federation says worldwide sanctions on Venezuela
Russian Federation says worldwide sanctions on Venezuela "not constructive" (ROSN)

In its second session earlier this week, the ANC approved an agreement which establishes the guidelines for the coexistence of the five Powers which make up the Venezuelan State, including the Executive, led by President Maduro. In the statement, Russian Federation also stressed that peace in Venezuela "continues to depend on the readiness of all p...

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  • BBCI: China transport: Deadly coach crash in road tunnel
BBCI: China transport: Deadly coach crash in road tunnel

There were 49 passengers on board, The Telegraph reported, quoting the Sina news website. Two children were among those killed, and all the injured had been taken to a hospital, the reports said. At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in the expressway accident Thursday night. Such long-distance buses are a common mode of transpo...

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  • Ivanka Trump to lead U.S. delegation to India to support women's entrepreneurship
Ivanka Trump to lead U.S. delegation to India to support women's entrepreneurship

The Prime Minister had invited US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump for the summit. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the arrival, " Look forward to Ms. "[Ivanka Trump] will lead the USA delegation to India this fall, supporting women's entrepreneurship globally", Trump said on Twitter. New Delhi, Washington and Hydera...

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  • United Kingdom and Scottish ministers in Brexit powers talks
United Kingdom and Scottish ministers in Brexit powers talks

Farming and fishing are among the areas which are being worked on as a priority, UK First Secretary Damian Green said , but he warned the proposed Brexit Bill won't change.
Scotland's Brexit minister Mike Russell said the current plans "fatally undermine" the powers of the Scottish Parliament and consent for the proposed EU (Withdrawal) Bill w...

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  • We need a vacation from Trump's vacation
We need a vacation from Trump's vacation

As the United States and North Korea lob threats of nuclear war back and forth this week, you can find President Donald Trump on the golf course - a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the rogue nation. "That modernization has been going on for quite some time", Winnefeld said, referring to the modernization efforts initiated by the Obama admini...

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  • Pretium Resources Inc (TSE:PVG) Receives Average Recommendation of
Pretium Resources Inc (TSE:PVG) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts

St Germain D J Co Inc increased Stericycle Inc (SRCL) stake by 5.82% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. World Asset Management Inc acquired a new stake in Pretium Resources during the second quarter valued at about $102,000. Palisade Management Ltd Limited Liability Company Nj holds 472,722 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Farmers And Merchants Inves...

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  • Trump Declares a National Emergency to Handle the Opioid Crisis
Trump Declares a National Emergency to Handle the Opioid Crisis

Trump offered up a humiliating answer when asked why he has not declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. "I have been saying all along that we have an emergency in West Virginia with opioid and drug addiction", he said in a statement.

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  • Trump admin releases report showing 2016 was hottest year ever
Trump admin releases report showing 2016 was hottest year ever

The findings contradict the talking points of the Trump administration, which has openly questioned the science behind climate change and the degree that humans contribute to it, and which has moved to reverse the clean-air initiatives of the Obama White House.

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  • South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats
South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats

Will the North finally unite with the South? In the hot and humid day with heavy rain, I stood in front of one of the powder-blue buildings where officials from the two sides met for truce talks, entered one of the barracks, touched the conference table placed directly over the border line and thought that it was like a museum of a living Cold War...

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  • Judge Throws Out Texas Attempt To Enforce 'Sanctuary City' Ban
Judge Throws Out Texas Attempt To Enforce 'Sanctuary City' Ban

Paxton announced a lawsuit against the state of DE over unclaimed checks. Mr. Paxton had tried to get the entire legal battle shifted to Judge Sparks in Austin, but the new ruling ends that effort. "The health, safety, and welfare of Texans is not negotiable". Texas has hoped to force the issue , and they were stopped cold by Judge Sparks. P...

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  • Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chief, drops legal team
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chief, drops legal team

Manafort is a central figure in Mueller's expanding investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign. Asked whether he had spoken to Attorney General Jeff Sessions or the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the raid, Trump said: "I have not, but to do that early in the morning, whether or not it was appropriate, you'd have to as...

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