• Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' Diplomacy Bearing Fruit: US's Mattis
Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' Diplomacy Bearing Fruit: US's Mattis

North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile last month for the first time, and US intelligence agencies assess that Pyongyang is capable of producing a compact nuclear warhead and putting it atop a long-range missile.

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  • Scaramucci on Trump Charlottesville statement: The president
Scaramucci on Trump Charlottesville statement: The president "needed to be much harsher"

Scaramucci, who was sacked last month after just 11 days in his White House role, said on ABC's "This Week" that the president should have identified the marchers as domestic terrorists, as National Security Advisor H.R. He added that it's not serving the President's interests to still have that wing around. He also directed profanity-laced ins...

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  • Death toll in Nepal landslides, floods rises to 49
Death toll in Nepal landslides, floods rises to 49

At least 30 people have been killed in floods and landslides triggered by severe monsoon rains in Nepal . The coaches had stopped for a tea break around midnight Saturday in Himachal Pradesh when tonnes of rock and mud cascaded down a mountainside.

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  • Pastor Lim in Toronto after release from Pyongyang prison
Pastor Lim in Toronto after release from Pyongyang prison

It is a grave threat. Freeland's remarks came as Trump delivered another warning to Pyongyang that the USA military is "locked and loaded" if the regime acts unwisely. Lim's case at all levels, and we will continue to support him and his family now that he has returned", the statement said. South Korea, the USA and others often accuse North Kor...

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  • In Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Promotes Diplomatic Solution To North Korea
In Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Promotes Diplomatic Solution To North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis said on Thursday that the country's military is "ready" to counter the threat from North Korea. "The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons", Mattis said.

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  • Trump tells China: Probe into trade practices coming
Trump tells China: Probe into trade practices coming

Trump told President Xi Jinping that he plans to direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday to begin the probe into alleged Chinese violations of U.S. The former vice president said that Mr. Trump's comments while speaking at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday were "unwise", but he expressed confi...

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  • War of Words Heats Up between President Trump and North Korea
War of Words Heats Up between President Trump and North Korea

What presidents normally do is work with their team to develop a policy that reflects the United States' allies, military generals and military analysis of how statements will impact the situation, she explained. According to the plan, four Hwasong-12 missiles will fly around 3,400 kilometers, particularly crossing Japan's airspace, and land in w...

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  • N. Korea reveals plan to fire four missiles at Guam
N. Korea reveals plan to fire four missiles at Guam

Mount suggested an attempt to shoot down the missile might be exactly what Kim Jong Un wants, as missing even one projectile would be an embarrassment for the US military. America's day may begin in Guam, but people who live there don't exactly want it to be the place to start on another world war. "But I have to say, I'm not laughing now", Tho...

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  • U.S. tells China to fully execute NKorea sanctions
U.S. tells China to fully execute NKorea sanctions

Along with stopping the missile launches, North Korea would have to quit its nuclear weapons testing, he said recently. The ministers gathered two days after the U.N. "We will know it when we see it", the secretary of state said, according to CBS News. Last week, the head of North Korea's parliament arrived in Tehran for a trip that was widely se...

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  • Iran's decision to build up missiles program's budget is logical - Russian senator
Iran's decision to build up missiles program's budget is logical - Russian senator

State-run IRNA news agency reported that 247 lawmakers attended the vote session, with 240 approving the spending plan and one lawmaker abstaining. The move follows a spike in tensions between Tehran and Washington since US President Donald Trump took office in January with a vow to get tough on the Islamic republic.

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  • N.Korea lashes back after Trump's latest warning
N.Korea lashes back after Trump's latest warning

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart pledged in a phone call Saturday to work to denuclearise North Korea, but Trump again spoke of possible "military measures" if other steps fail. While North Korea is testing the patience of its longtime benefactor, such a scenario could lead to a unified Korea and push USA troops right up to ...

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  • Kashmir shut down over Article 35A
Kashmir shut down over Article 35A

The article was added to the constitution by a presidential order in 1954, it said. Mehbooba Mufti told reporters in New Delhi on Friday that the Central government should accommodate the idea of Jammu and Kashmir within the Union with all the special provisions that Article 370 guarantees.

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  • Wall Street tumbles on North Korea worries
Wall Street tumbles on North Korea worries

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,467. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 85 points, or 0. percent, to 21,962. The VSTOXX, the main European gauge of equity investor anxiety, jumped 26 percent to 23.8, a near four-month high, though it remained near historically depressed levels.

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  • South China Sea - what you need to know
South China Sea - what you need to know

Responding to the so-called incursion, China's foreign ministry said it "severely harmed China's sovereignty and security". This was the second time a U.S. "And that there is this freedom of navigation", he said. Mabini (Johnson) Reef part of the disputed islands China has built up in the South China Sea.

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  • Trump issues vague military threat to Venezuela, Caracas calls out his 'craziness'
Trump issues vague military threat to Venezuela, Caracas calls out his 'craziness'

A US Republican senator says Congress would "obviously" not authorize war against Venezuela after President Donald Trump threatened the crisis-hit South American country with a military action. "I'm not going to rule out a military option for Venezuela ". The president did not answer a question about whether American troops would lead a pote...

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  • Nigerian forces in 'unauthorized search' of United Nations camp
Nigerian forces in 'unauthorized search' of United Nations camp

Edward Kallon , the Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria has expressed grave concern following the search. "I am very pleased to report that our relationship of collaboration and trust are intact at this stage", the United Nations deputy humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria said.

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  • Keep your eyes safe while viewing eclipse
Keep your eyes safe while viewing eclipse

Monday, Aug. 21 will mark the beginning of the new academic year, but it will also mark the day of quite possibly the biggest astronomical event in nearly 100 years: a total solar eclipse across the United States. The pale corona, or outer edge , of the sun, which is visible only during a total solar eclipse , will be a million times dimmer tha...

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  • Ben Rhodes Slams Trump for 'Lie' About Nuclear Arsenal
Ben Rhodes Slams Trump for 'Lie' About Nuclear Arsenal

Answering questions about the crisis with North Korea , he said that if he had his druthers he would commit to nuclear nonproliferation around the world. Tens of thousands of United States troops remain stationed in South Korea and in nearby Japan, the only country to have been attacked with nuclear weapons.

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  • CHARLOTTESVILLE | Driver in deadly attack from OH, officials say
CHARLOTTESVILLE | Driver in deadly attack from OH, officials say

White nationalist and other attendees clashed with those who arrived to oppose the demonstration, which began with a torch-wielding group marching through the city Friday evening and was meant to culminate in an event entitled " Unite the Right ", set to begin at noon on Saturday.

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  • EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea
EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea

In a press release published on its website, the EU Council said North Korea's state-owned Foreign Trade Bank (FTB) was new to the list. With the new additions, there are now 62 individuals and 50 entities on the EU's North Korea sanctions list, of which 41 persons and seven entities are designated by Brussels autonomously.

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  • Pentagon Ready to 'Fight Tonight' as Tensions Between US, North Korea Escalate
Pentagon Ready to 'Fight Tonight' as Tensions Between US, North Korea Escalate

The editorial claimed that Kim Jong-un's army is "capable of fighting any war the US wants" and that the military is "on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack". The missiles are created to carry nuclear weapons but it is not clear if the North has warheads small enough to fit on them, or the technology t...

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  • Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance
Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, almost 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) ship, named the UC3 Nautilus, sank off Denmark's eastern coast. The authorities have not yet been able to access the vessel, known as the Nautilus, which lies on the seabed in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen. "The owner of the...

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  • Amit Shah officially invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA
Amit Shah officially invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA

While R C P Singh is the new leader of the JD (U) in place of dissident Sharad Yadav and two terms Rajya Sabha MP, Ram Nath Thakur is a former Bihar minister and also the son of former state chief minister Karpoori Thakur. Sources told The Hindu that he would be removed from his position as the leader of the JD (U) parliamentary party group. ...

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  • Former Senators Coach, GM Bryan Murray Dies of Cancer at 74
Former Senators Coach, GM Bryan Murray Dies of Cancer at 74

Over his 35 years of working in the NHL , Murray won the Jack Adams award as NHL coach of the year in 1984 with the Washington Capitals and executive of the year as general manager of the Florida Panthers in 1993. The Ottawa Senators confirmed Murray's death in a release on Saturday. "That was", Murray said last season, "as much fun as...

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  • Two die in state police helicopter crash near Charlottesville
Two die in state police helicopter crash near Charlottesville

Helicopters were reported flying overhead in Charlottesville as Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade. The cause of the crash is under investigation, police say. 'No one on the ground was injured. ABC15 reporter Kaley Lawrimore writes that fatali...

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  • North Korea tensions mount over tough new sanctions at Manila meeting
North Korea tensions mount over tough new sanctions at Manila meeting

The Korean Central News Agency warned that the USA will "pay the price for its crime ... thousands of times " and threatened to teach the US a "decisive act of justice". Kang told CNN the meeting was "unplanned" and only lasted a "couple of minutes". -South Korean military drills, Wang said. As an aide to President Roh Moo-hyun, Moon helped cr...

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  • Eight army jawans among 15 martyred in Quetta terrorist attack
Eight army jawans among 15 martyred in Quetta terrorist attack

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti refused to give any information about the nature of the blast saying "rescue operations are our priority". It said the explosives sparked fires in nearby vehicles. Multiple cars caught fire after the explosion. The province was rocked by a series of attacks late a year ago that claimed over 180 lives an...

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  • Stock in Limelight: FS Investment Corp (FSIC)
Stock in Limelight: FS Investment Corp (FSIC)

Past 5 years growth of FS Investment Corp (NYSE: FSIC ) observed at 22.98%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 3% over growth. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 20th will be paid a $0.2228 dividend. This represents a $0.89 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.61%.

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  • Paul pledges support for McConnell
Paul pledges support for McConnell

For the second time in as many days, the president scolded the Senate leader on Twitter Thursday for failing to produce either a full repeal - or replacement - of the former president's disastrous signature health care legislation. "While Congress is dithering about keeping its promise to repeal [Obamacare] President Trump is keeping his pr...

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  • Facebook sneaks into China with photo sharing app
Facebook sneaks into China with photo sharing app

It's called Colorful Balloons, and it looks and functions like Facebook's Moments app. The stealthy and anonymous release of an app by a major foreign technology company in China is unprecedented. The app has been created to collate photos from the photo albums of smartphones and share them. Zhang's presence at such a high-level meeting indic...

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  • Yokosuka-based USA destroyer challenges Beijing's claims in disputed South China Sea
Yokosuka-based USA destroyer challenges Beijing's claims in disputed South China Sea

China has territorial disputes with its neighbours over the area. China's foreign ministry said: "The US destroyer's actions have violated Chinese and global laws, as well as severely harmed China's sovereignty and security". Nicole Schwegman said all Navy operations "are conducted in accordance with worldwide law and demonstrate that the United...

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  • PM calls for efforts to ensure promotion of economic activities in Karachi
PM calls for efforts to ensure promotion of economic activities in Karachi

Officials are likely to brief the prime minister on peace and security situation, source said. About the ex-PM's homecoming rally, Abbasi said that the former prime minister was going to his home and he was not against any institution. All the payments of K-4 project have been made. Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair and Chief Minister Murad Ali Sh...

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  • Trump praises new United Nations sanctions on North Korea
Trump praises new United Nations sanctions on North Korea

USA officials said Washington's patience with China would be limited, however, and it was important to show some progress on North Korea. China, which holds enormous financial leverage against North Korea, joined the other members of the council in the 15-0 vote.

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  • Fresh floods hit Assam, 11 lakh people affected in 19 districts
Fresh floods hit Assam, 11 lakh people affected in 19 districts

The worst hit district is western Assam's Dhubri where 1.92 lakh people have had to abandon their houses to live temporarily on higher grounds. A report of the State Emergency Response Centre of the Disaster Management wing said several major rivers, including Howrah River, which passes through the capital city, were flowing above the danger mark...

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  • NCP skips opposition meet chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi
NCP skips opposition meet chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

The joint Opposition meet was called to discuss unity and chalk out a strategy against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central Government. West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is slated to attend the meeting. The parties chose to take up the issues of farmers, Dalits, minorities and other marginalised groups during the period. Form...

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