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As NKorea vows response, USA dismisses calls to pause drills

As NKorea vows response, USA dismisses calls to pause drills Unlike the spring joint drills, the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise that will run through August 31 is mainly a computerized command post exercise. South Korean and U.S. They also note that the lion's share of the USA forces come from those stationed in South Korea and that the number of soldiers coming from outside of Korea increased to 3,000 from 2,500 a year ago. [Full Article...]

Pyongyang Warns Against 'Playing With Fire' Amid US-South Korean War Games

Kim Dong-yub, a former South Korean military official who is now an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said that South Korean assessment doesn't necessarily contradict the USA evaluation that the launches involved ballistic missiles. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas

Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas That's why Harvey will be such a problem for Texas. Harvey - a category four monster predicted to be the worst story system to hit the mainland U.S. "As families begin the hard recovery process, we want them to know Lowe's will work closely with the Red Cross and our other partners to support their rebuilding efforts every step of the way". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Harvey downgraded, continues to wreak havoc in Texas

Hurricane Harvey downgraded, continues to wreak havoc in Texas Gary Norman, a spokesman for the Houston emergency operations center, says the woman appeared to have gotten out of her vehicle in high water. The victim got out of her vehicle, was overtaken by water and drowned. "Widespread devastation unknown loss of life". With dire warnings of tornadoes, torrential downpours and days of flooding to come, broad swaths of southeast Texas were littered with up... [Full Article...]

Young girl found dead with gunshot wound

Young girl found dead with gunshot wound Footage taken from the scene shortly after emergency services arrived show a man sitting in the gutter with his head in his hands, rocking back and forth. The woman is being treated for shock. [ 7 News ] reports the toddler was at home with her mother and three brothers, aged between three and eight. [Full Article...]

China's Xi pledges to address differences with South Korea

China's Xi pledges to address differences with South Korea It was the Chinese side that initiated to hold events separately this year. He said he hopes to advance ties, adding the two nations will be able to handle their differences appropriately by solidifying mutual trust. The Chinese national newspaper People's Daily just used one short sentence to report Wan's attendance. "Customarily, events marking every 10th year tend to be more magnifi... [Full Article...]

Alabama defensive lineman reportedly suffers minor gunshot injury

In a release issued by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Unit, an unidentified 20-year-old victim spoke with investigators after being treated for "minor" injuries at the DCH Regional Medical Center. It has not been made immediately apparent if the injury will affect his status for the team's season-opener against the No. 3-ranked Florida State Seminoles on September 2. [Full Article...]

13 killed, 19 injured in Helmand auto bomb attack

13 killed, 19 injured in Helmand auto bomb attack Another 19 injured were also admitted, he added. Following the incident، the Taliban claimed responsibility by directly sending messages to the media. Members of the security forces were among the casualties, as well as shoppers who were preparing for the Eid religious festival. Civilian deaths are at their worst since records began in 2009. [Full Article...]

Carnival Cruise Passengers Stuck at Sea Due to Hurricane Harvey

Carnival Cruise Passengers Stuck at Sea Due to Hurricane Harvey The Carnival Breeze spent the night in Mexico and was slated to leave Saturday for Galveston, although the company did not offer an update on progress Saturday afternoon. Currently Carnival aims to operate shortened itineraries on Carnival Freedom and Carnival Breeze once the ships are able to dock, weather and local conditions permitting, while Carnival Valor's next five-day cruise was ca... [Full Article...]

North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says

North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says The region where the missiles were launched, Kittaeryong, is a known military test site frequently used by the North for short-range missile drills, said Kim Dong-yub, a military expert at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul. [Full Article...]

Superdome 'standing by' as option to host LSU-BYU, official says

Superdome 'standing by' as option to host LSU-BYU, official says Officials from BYU and LSU were reportedly in contact with ESPN on whether or not to move their neutral-site game - the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff - from NRG Stadium in Houston. LSU has a recent history of having games impacted by weather. Later that season, LSU's game with SC was moved to Baton Rouge after devastating floods hampered Columbia, SC. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile launch fails

North Korea missile launch fails The U.S. Navy confirmed that North Korea launched "multiple" short-range ballistic missiles Friday, none of which hit a target. Military vehicles carry missiles with characters reading "Pukkuksong" during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang , North Korea , on April 15, 2017. [Full Article...]

Seniors Tread In Waist Deep Water As Harvey Floods Houston

Seniors Tread In Waist Deep Water As Harvey Floods Houston Poppoff said the residents were rescued by helicopter. David Popoff, the city's emergency management coordinator, told the paper that crews are air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers from the home. Relatives of the nursing home's owner posted the photo on Twitter, hoping they could get emergency help and they did. Popoff said rescues in Dickinson are still ongoing. [Full Article...]

NHC: Issues advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located near Georgia coast

NHC: Issues advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located near Georgia coast People in all three states could see a tropical storm watch Sunday afternoon into Monday . As of Sunday evening, the forecast track puts coastal communities at the greatest risk for heavy rain and gusty winds . Sunday: Heavy rain and gusty winds are possible from South Florida into coastal Georgia and the southern coast of SC. Whether or not that happens, it could still bring showers to e... [Full Article...]

Trump economic chief: WH 'must do better' condemning hate groups

Trump economic chief: WH 'must do better' condemning hate groups Cohn also basically suggests he would quit if this were just about Trump's comments , emphasizing that he feels it's his "duty" to continue. Cohn went a step further, calling for the administration to do more to condemn these groups and foster unity to "heal the deep divisions that exist". [Full Article...]

British police issue warning after chemical 'haze' on United Kingdom coast

British police issue warning after chemical 'haze' on United Kingdom coast A spokesman for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust confirmed the DGH had declared a "major incident" after up to 50 people at Birling Gap reported stinging eyes, breathing problems and sore throats when a "haze" descended on the area . Fears from the coastguard that people could be trapped on the beach saw the RNLI launch all-weather lifeboats from Eastbourne and Newhaven to the Birling Gap area. [Full Article...]

8 killed in United Kingdom motorway crash

8 killed in United Kingdom motorway crash It happened on the southbound M1 at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire just before 03:15 BST. A woman, a man, and a five-year-old girl who were on board the minibus remain in a serious condition in hospital. Ch Insp Henry Parsons, of Thames Valley Police, said: "Emergency services are now on the scene responding to this collision and road closures are in place". [Full Article...]

People gather at the Oval to rally against hate groups

People gather at the Oval to rally against hate groups Berkeley Deputy City Manager Jovan Grogan tells organizer Amber Cummings in a letter that her permit application was late and incomplete, doesn't include details on how she will ensure safety, and lacks Cumming's proper identification. A number of counter protests were planned. The left-wing group By Any Means Necessary, which has been involved in violent confrontations, had vowed to shut down t... [Full Article...]

US Coast Guard rescues 32 people as Harvey churns Texas waters

US Coast Guard rescues 32 people as Harvey churns Texas waters A Coast Guard official says helicopters rescued 18 people from boats and barges that were in distress because of Harvey on Saturday. "Where your boat might be is most likely not a nice place - or not a safe place". As of Saturday afternoon, one storm-related death had been reported , in Rockport, where the storm made landfall and did significant damage. Jewish communities in southeastern Texas ... [Full Article...]

United States senior official Alice Wells to visit Pakistan next week

United States senior official Alice Wells to visit Pakistan next week US official for South Asian affairs Alice Wells will reach Pakistan on Monday, marking the first high-level tour by a USA diplomat after President Donald Trump unveiled his new South Asia policies, according to local reports on Sunday. Islamabad strongly rejected Trump's accusation and is now busy discussing the new U.S. policy with China, Russia, and Turkey. Trump accused Pakistan of harbouri... [Full Article...]


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