• Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Odisha CM announces ex gratia for Odia victims
Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Odisha CM announces ex gratia for Odia victims

Meanwhile, nine Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) companies, a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have been rushed to the spot. Uttar Pradesh Police has issued helpline numbers following the derailment. The incident took place in Khautali in Muzaffarnagar , barely 100 kilometres from th...

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  • Trump Scraps Plans for Third Business Council Amid Charlottesville Fallout
Trump Scraps Plans for Third Business Council Amid Charlottesville Fallout

And then there was the White House's June push for " Infrastructure Week " - during which Trump tweeted about his travel ban, the mayor of London, and former FBI Director James Comey, whose bombshell testimony before Congress sucked up any oxygen left over for infrastructure.

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  • South Korea's president says nuclear crisis must 'absolutely be solved peacefully'
South Korea's president says nuclear crisis must 'absolutely be solved peacefully'

Steve Bannon, the White House's chief strategist, said in an interview with The American Prospect that there was no military solution to Pyongyang's nuclear threat. North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturise a nuclear war...

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  • Pilot, passenger killed in helicopter crash near white supremacist rally in Virginia
Pilot, passenger killed in helicopter crash near white supremacist rally in Virginia

According to the Virginia State Police, Trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates's funeral will be held at 11 a.m.in St. Paul's Baptist Church in Richmond. "They're part of our family, we lost a brother", said an emotional McAuliffe. The lieutenant leaves behind a wife and two kids. Visitation for Lt. Cullen will be at the Bennett Funeral Home on Ashbrook ...

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  • Warning drill for North Korea missile conducted in western Japan
Warning drill for North Korea missile conducted in western Japan

They vowed to honor mutual defense agreements and signaled enhanced military co-operation in a bid to stem North Korea's fast-advancing missile program. North Korea test-launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, each of which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone. In response to Bannon's remarks, U.S.

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  • Japan plans new defence systems to protect against North Korea
Japan plans new defence systems to protect against North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks Friday with the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on Japan-U.S. alliance and regional tensions. Tillerson said the North Korean regime should engage in diplomatic talks to bring better results, unlike in the past. Of course, Japan, whose military has always been constrained by its pacifist Co...

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  • Eclipse glasses sold out, Wausau library has 200
Eclipse glasses sold out, Wausau library has 200

Herman Wong, a University of Toronto engineering and photonics Phd. student, tests eclipse glasses with an ellipsometer at the University of Toronto on Thursday, August 10, 2017. However, because it is a partial eclipse , to view it you will effectively need to look at the sun, something that is not recommended without specially designed sa...

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  • Lebanese Army Launches Offensive Against Daesh Stronghold
Lebanese Army Launches Offensive Against Daesh Stronghold

In a recent speech, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the Lebanese army would attack Islamic State from its side of the border, while Hezbollah and the Syrian army would simultaneously assault from the other side. Washington classifies the Iran-backed Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Lebanese officials said there was no coordin...

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  • Tillerson says United States seeks to pressure North Korea to resume diplomatic talks
Tillerson says United States seeks to pressure North Korea to resume diplomatic talks

Japan intends to expand its role in its alliance with Washington "and augment its defense capabilities" while the United States "remains committed to deploying its most advanced capabilities to Japan", the State Department said in a statement.

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  • Dunford: US-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat
Dunford: US-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea . "They may continue launching missile tests but they don't want a war, and the USA doesn't want military action either". This might be hard as the United States an...

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  • Moon: There will not be a war
Moon: There will not be a war

But the USA and South Korea are set to begin their annual 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint exercises on Monday, involving tens of thousands of troops, which the North has long slammed as a rehearsal for invasion. Pyongyang identified three of those areas - Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures - in its statement last week. But it also rep...

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  • China calls for end to US-South Korea joint military exercises
China calls for end to US-South Korea joint military exercises

He said: " The most important task at hand is for the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent the emergence of an "August crisis".

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  • Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for North Korea
Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for North Korea

Trump has vowed not to allow North Korea to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the mainland United States but Pyongyang sees its nuclear arsenal as protection against the United States and its partners in Asia. Washington has warned it is ready to use force if needed to stop North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programmes but that it p...

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  • See the eclipse at Shakopee Public Library
See the eclipse at Shakopee Public Library

If you can't make it out Saturday there are four locations you will still be able to get them from: the main library, Seymour and West Leonard branch and Yankee Clipper. On Monday, there will be a live stream from NASA of the total eclipse. AAS recommends the eclipse glasses meet the current global standard of ISO 12312-2.

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  • Tom Brady: Training camp 'easier' now than ever
Tom Brady: Training camp 'easier' now than ever

I'm just trying to improve in all areas and continue to do that". "Get out here as early as you possibly can", Rootes said. "That he's in the special teams meetings too". If you're coming out for it, here's what Rootes said you need to know. If you choose to read this Popcorn Stand you know for no particular reason I find a way to write about Nic...

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  • Lakshmi Manchu loves Anando Brahma
Lakshmi Manchu loves Anando Brahma

Srinivas Reddy finds three more people who are desperate for money, and are willing to take any risk to make money for their families in distress. The assembly chain of events is simple, and so far, the tried and tested formula has worked as long as the characters are amusing and there's a reasonable backstory.

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  • Last rites of Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Ruth Pfau today
Last rites of Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Ruth Pfau today

Personnel of Armed Forces carried the casket, draped in Pakistani flag, containing Dr Ruth Pfau's body into St. Patrick's Cathedral. The 88-years-old German-Pakistani nun died on August 10 when she was admitted to Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre due to breathing difficulties.

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  • Spanish police continue manhunt for terror suspect
Spanish police continue manhunt for terror suspect

The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack through its mouthpiece, the Amaq news agency. Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said the attacks had been planned "for some time". The attack in Cambrils began after police tried to carry out a check on the vehicle. Police in Catalonia say they have sea...

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  • Knife attacker wounds eight before being shot by police in Siberia
Knife attacker wounds eight before being shot by police in Siberia

The armed man has been identified and authorities are now trying to find out his motive for the attack. "A man was running along the main street stabbing people", the TASS news agency said. Surgut is the largest city and provincial capital of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, east of the Ural Mountains in central Russian Federation. On Friday...

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  • Beyond bluster, United States and North Korea in regular contact
Beyond bluster, United States and North Korea in regular contact

Wednesday saw North Korea expound on their threats. "The presidents also reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the statement said. Guam is also a popular destination for Asian tourists, especially from Japan and South Korea but, for now, there are no real signs that travelers are canceling trips - it...

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  • Will North Korea's missile threats affect Filipinos?
Will North Korea's missile threats affect Filipinos?

But should it? Could it? A White House statement said the USA and China agreed North Korea must stop "provocative and escalatory behavior" - this week, Trump waged a verbal attack on North Korea on the background of its nuclear and ballistic program.

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  • O Pannerselvam says final decision in one or two days — AIADMK merger
O Pannerselvam says final decision in one or two days — AIADMK merger

RECAP | Sources told News18 that the roadblock in the merger talks was caused because of a last minute demand from O Panneerselvam , who wanted to have the final say in party affairs in case of a disagreement. But the late chief minister's memorial wore a deserted look at the end of the day as the OPS and EPS camps failed to arrive at a consensus...

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  • Canceling US and South Korean Military Exercises Not Open for Negotiation
Canceling US and South Korean Military Exercises Not Open for Negotiation

He has maintained a two-track approach of sanctions and dialogue to resolve North Korea's nuclear issue. South Korea's newly-elected Red Cross society chief on Friday again urged North Korea to respond to Seoul's earlier dialogue offer to discuss humanitarian issues between the two sides.

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  • South Korea considers sending envoy north, rules out war
South Korea considers sending envoy north, rules out war

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford is visiting Seoul to discuss the rise in tensions between North Korea with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Defence Minister Song Young-moo ahead of major joint U.S. mainland. Beijing is increasingly exasperated by his unpredictable neighbor, but fear instability and the prospect o...

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  • European Union could block United Kingdom trade deals for three years after Brexit
European Union could block United Kingdom trade deals for three years after Brexit

The ALMR has welcomed the Government's document - citing it as a " step in the right direction " and a "positive start". The government will use a position paper published on Tuesday to reveal that, for a brief period, it will seek a deal allowing the transit of goods across borders to continue as now - perhaps by striking a "temporary customs un...

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  • ACLU no longer to represent armed hate groups
ACLU no longer to represent armed hate groups

The ACLU and the Rutherford Institute successfully argued that Charlottesville was "discriminating against protesters who espouse highly controversial views and blocking their access to a historic downtown park while allowing counterdemonstrators access to parks in the vicinity", and the rally was allowed to continue as planned (until a state o...

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  • The Response in South Korea to Threats of War? A Collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Response in South Korea to Threats of War? A Collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Dunford visited South Korea earlier in the week and flies to Japan Thursday night. "The US and President Trump also said, no matter what option they take about North Korea , all decisions will be made after consulting with and getting agreement with the Republic of Korea".

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  • Moon says requisitioned workers have right to claim compensation
Moon says requisitioned workers have right to claim compensation

Nauert also said that, regarding the conditions for opening dialogue with North Korea on denuclearization, a suspension of nuclear tests, missile launch tests, and activities contributing to the instability of the region would be a superb show of goodwill.

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  • Nuclear-armed ICBM test would 'cross red line': Moon
Nuclear-armed ICBM test would 'cross red line': Moon

Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had "made a very wise and well reasoned decision", amid indications that he does not immediately plan to fire multiple missiles toward Guam. On Saturday, some of Japan's land-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptors began arriving at Japanese Self Defense...

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  • South Korean President Moon Rules Out War With North
South Korean President Moon Rules Out War With North

North Korea on Friday warned that the controversial joint military exercises of South Korea and the U.S., which are scheduled to start next week, could bring a catastrophe to the security in the region. The U.S. and its allies warned Kim against such a move, and Japan deployed four Patriot missile interceptors into the western part of the country....

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  • Mattis says decision near on new Afghan policy
Mattis says decision near on new Afghan policy

However, the defense secretary has delayed new troop deployments until Trump signs off on a full strategy. The situation points towards increased hostilities in Afghanistan in the future. "He's trying to see where the business deal is". Fighting a guerrilla war, the Taliban always had time on their side. So while American leaders may assume the...

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  • Mapped: US and Allied Missile Defenses Against North Korea
Mapped: US and Allied Missile Defenses Against North Korea

The move highlights just how seriously American allies in the region are taking the war of words between President Donald Trump and the North Korean regime, and the real possibility that Pyongyang might actually let the missiles fly. The exercises were scheduled well before tensions began to rise following North Korea's announcement of the miss...

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  • Prabhas starts work on Saaho
Prabhas starts work on Saaho

Yes! Saaho is on sets and shoot is in progress. The makers of the film have reportedly spent Rs 5 crore on erecting a special set at a studio in Hyderabad . Like the countless admirers and moviegoers out there, we too are eagerly waiting with bated breath to catch " Saaho ", especially the fresh and attractive chemistry that we will get to witne...

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  • In early morning tweets, Trump attacks Lindsay Graham and the
In early morning tweets, Trump attacks Lindsay Graham and the "fake news"

Trump called the statement , "such a disgusting lie", adding "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!" He also equivocated on whether to remove the Confederate battle banner from the SC state capitol after the 2015 Charleston church shooting, insisting the flag is " part of who we are ".

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  • Xi calls for calm after Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded'
Xi calls for calm after Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded'

They haven't quelled tensions , but could be a foundation for a more diplomacy, according to us officials and others briefed on the process. North Korea has been issuing hyperbolic threats for decades, such as turning Seoul into a "sea of fire" - one recent academic analysis of its language was titled "Turning it up to Eleven".

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