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North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills

North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills President Donald Trump as well as its lone ally China, saw its first and third missiles fly roughly 155 miles to the northeast after being fired from the Kangwon province before crashing into the sea, according to Reuters . "The Korean People's Army is keeping a high alert, fully ready to contain the enemies". The North routinely says it will never give up its weapons programs, saying they are ... [Full Article...]

N. Korea fires missiles amid US-S. Korea drills

N. Korea fires missiles amid US-S. Korea drills They are the first known missile firings since July, when the North successfully flight tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles that analysts say could reach deep into the U.S. In recent weeks the North has threatened to fire a salvo of missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, but has since backed away from the plan and tensions have eased. [Full Article...]

North Korea Signals It Has A More Powerful ICBM In The Works

North Korea Signals It Has A More Powerful ICBM In The Works Tillerson expressed confidence in United Nations efforts, supported by China, to allow worldwide pressure to work in convincing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons programme. Those exercises, which mainly involve computer simulations rather than battlefield maneuvers or flyovers with bombers, are smaller than usual this year, with 17,500 American troops participating, down from 25,000 last ... [Full Article...]

U.S. revises assessment of N. Korea launch

U.S. revises assessment of N. Korea launch Later on Saturday, the South Korean Presidential Blue House said the North may have fired an upgraded 300-mm caliber multiple rocket launcher but the military was still analyzing the precise details of the projectiles. These projectiles fired did not threaten the USA or Guam. South Korea is unaware of any concrete push for talks, and it's too early to discuss what North Korea would demand in a... [Full Article...]

More than a thousand join funeral procession for slain Philippine teenager

More than a thousand join funeral procession for slain Philippine teenager The teenager was among 96 people killed in the Manila area in what police called a "one-time, big-time" crackdown on drug dealers and addicts in the capital and in several sprawling suburbs. Police say they acted in self defence after delos Santos opened fire on them, and Duterte's spokesman and the justice minister have described the killing of the teenager as an "isolated" case. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires three short-range missiles

The missiles did not pose a threat to North America nor to the USA territory of Guam, said the Pacific Command. On July 28, North Korea tested its Hwasong-14 ballistic missile, which with a range of 10,000 km (6,200 miles) is theoretically capable of hitting the USA mainland. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires 'several unidentified projectiles'

US Pacific Command , in its initial assessment of the launch on Saturday, said North Korea's first and third missiles failed in flight. The U.S. Pacific Command said that one of the three ballistic missiles had blown up immediately after blastoff, but that two others had traveled about 155 miles before splashing down. [Full Article...]

White House says Trump shutdown threat if wall isn't funded is serious

White House says Trump shutdown threat if wall isn't funded is serious Ryan said building a wall along the country's border with Mexico to deter illegal immigration was necessary, but added that the government didn't have to choose between border security and shuttering operations. "I am willing to say that we will work it out, but that means it will come out in the wash and that is okay". The President's troubles don't seem to be ending, with one of the U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. increases pressure on Pakistan

U.S. increases pressure on Pakistan Pakistan's media stated that Bajwa met his Afghan counterpart Gen. Sharif Yaftali on the sidelines of a Quadrilateral Counter Terrorism Coordination Mechanism (QCCM) meeting in Tajikistan on Sunday and discussed the situation in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Seven climbers killed in the Alps

Seven climbers killed in the Alps Another group of mountaineers about 30 to 50 metres behind observed the events, and stated that one of the group, that were roped together, wanted to turn back due to the risk involved. One of the crevasse victims had been rescued but was in a grave condition. What caused the two to fall wasn't immediately known. Another Italian climber died on Saturday after being hit by boulders in the Valtell... [Full Article...]

North Korea is reported to have launched several missiles, heightening tensions

North Korea is reported to have launched several missiles, heightening tensions Tens of thousands of South Korean and USA troops are taking part in joint military drills, a largely computer-simulated exercise that runs for two weeks. However, the second is said to have exploded shortly after launch. The missile blew up just after liftoff. At the time of the tests, North Korean state media showed leader Kim Jong Un overseeing a special forces operation which simulated stri... [Full Article...]

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles, says South Korea

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles, says South Korea The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles were launched from the North's eastern Kangwon province and flew in a northeasterly direction about 250 km (155 miles) into the sea. Kim says North Korea's large-sized artillery rockets blur the boundaries between artillery systems and ballistic missiles because they create their own thrust and are guided during delivery. [Full Article...]

Threat grows as North Korea successfully fires three short range missiles

Threat grows as North Korea successfully fires three short range missiles While the projectile that supposedly blew up immediately after launch was clearly a failure, Kim, the analyst, said the North with the other missiles could have been experimenting with developmental technologies or deliberately detonated the warheads at certain heights and locations. [Full Article...]

China says Indian troops pulled back from Doklam

China says Indian troops pulled back from Doklam Doklam few kilometres away from the India's strategically important Chicken's neck, a only passage which connects mainland India with its northeastern part. As we all know recently, India illegally crossed the border, under the pretext of so called "security concern", to obstruct China from building a road on its own territory. [Full Article...]

Swine flu death toll reaches 26 in Odisha

Swine flu death toll reaches 26 in Odisha The death toll due to swine flu increased to 26 in Odisha with two more deaths reported on Saturday, a health official said. If the country wide data is to be believed along with the one generated from the state, this year's outbreak is worse than the pandemic year of 2009 when swine flu was new to India. [Full Article...]

Court Jails Billionaire For Five Years For Bribery Scandal

Court Jails Billionaire For Five Years For Bribery Scandal The court said Lee had provided bribes anticipating support from Park, who was still president at the time, The Guardian quoted South Korea's Yonhap news agency . "The leadership vacuum may not have short-term effect, but in the long-term, it is a serious problem". Out of the KRW 43.3 billion (roughly Rs. 246 crores) originally charged by prosecutors as bribery, only KRW 8.9 billion was accepted ... [Full Article...]

Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles

South Korea's presidential office and military said North Korea fired "several" projectiles in what was presumed as a test of its 300-millimeter rocket artillery system. The second missile launch at 12:07 p.m. appears to have blown up nearly immediately", Pacific Command said, using times at its Hawaii-based headquarters. [Full Article...]

How concerned are you about the prospect of a government shutdown?

How concerned are you about the prospect of a government shutdown? Trump has asked for $1.6 billion to begin construction of the wall, with Congress under pressure to pass some kind of spending bill to keep the government open after September 30. The crowd - loyal Trump supporters to a person - cheered wildly: "Build that wall!" The actual wall would be only about 1,000 miles long, Trump has said , with the rest of the border protected by "natural barriers". [Full Article...]

In 1996, Prince Charles and Princess Diana called it quits

In 1996, Prince Charles and Princess Diana called it quits William and Harry have also commissioned a statue of their mother which will be erected on the grounds of Kensington Palace. However according to Sky News , Harry praised his father, Prince Charles of Wales, for his fatherly affection following his mother's demise and noted that "he was there for us" and acknowledged it was a hard task for him (Charles) to break the news . [Full Article...]

Merkel Says She Has No Regrets Over Refugee Policy Despite Political Cost

Merkel Says She Has No Regrets Over Refugee Policy Despite Political Cost Although her political standing took a significant beating as a result of her "open door" immigration policy, Merkel said she'd wouldn't change anything because she didn't make any significant mistakes. Merkel, seeing a fourth term, has had to contend with loud and sustained heckling from demonstrators strongly opposed to her refugee policies so far on the campaign trail. [Full Article...]


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