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US Would Not Need South Korea's OK to Strike North

US Would Not Need South Korea's OK to Strike North THE US and South Korea have today begun massive military drills involving 80,000 soldiers - including Brit troops - as Kim Jong-un warns the "reckless" actions could trigger a nuclear war. It added that they had posed no threat to North America or Guam . But to a country ruled by a defiant despot, the words of the president of the United States , even impromptu, far outweigh the script... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funds

Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funds The dilemma for Trump is that in a crowded legislative calendar Congress needs to pass a spending measure to keep the government open after September 30 at the same time it's facing a deadline to raise the nation's debt limit. Former Republican Senator John Danforth has launched a stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump , describing him as "the most divisive president" in history and ac... [Full Article...]

Corps Releases at Addicks and Barker Dams to begin

Corps Releases at Addicks and Barker Dams to begin It also helps to manage the rising tides in the dams to a certain extent. Residents living near the Addicks and Barker reservoirs created to help prevent flooding in downtown Houston, were warned Sunday that a controlled release from both reservoirs would cause additional street flooding and could spill into homes. [Full Article...]

Local American Red Cross volunteers, prepare for Harvey relief

Local American Red Cross volunteers, prepare for Harvey relief A Big Island Red Cross volunteer has deployed to Houston to help ensure the safety and security of volunteers and assets on this relief operation. "We know that we are going to have a lot of needs in the coming weeks or months", Rebecca Jordan with the American Red Cross , Palmetto SC Region said. [Full Article...]

Regulator's inquiry into Commonwealth Bank appropriate, Scott Morrison says

Regulator's inquiry into Commonwealth Bank appropriate, Scott Morrison says Mr Byres said trust in Australia's banks had been damaged over the past few years, and that CBA in particular has been affected by this growing negative sentiment. 'At the same time, we know that our mistakes have hurt our reputation'. "Australia's banks are well capitalised, well-regulated and financially sound". [Full Article...]

Vehicle bomb at busy Shia neighborhood kills 9 people in Baghdad

Vehicle bomb at busy Shia neighborhood kills 9 people in Baghdad Nazhan al-Khader said. Earlier, an improvised explosive device killed four people and injured at least eight others in the al-Yosufiya area of south Baghdad. Sunni militants consider Shiites to be apostates and Shiite-dominated areas are prime targets for IS. The blast comes as Iraqi forces, backed by Hashd al-Sha'abi volunteer fighters, continue to make gains against Daesh in northern Iraq, p... [Full Article...]

German killer nurse suspected of 84 more murders

German killer nurse suspected of 84 more murders Following a three-year probe into all patients under Niels H's. care, investigators revealed on Monday that the former nurse was responsible for 84 more deaths than initially thought. After the revelations of the nurse's murderous obsession, police and prosecutors launched a special forensic commission dubbed " Kardio " (Cardio) to look into other patient deaths. [Full Article...]

Houston floods spark chaos, much more rain to come

Houston floods spark chaos, much more rain to come Up to 2,000 people have been rescued in and around Houston , as the storm continues to batter Texas with heavy rains. Due to its wide geographic scope across America's 4th-largest city, the ensuing flood disaster may rank as one of the most, if not the most, expensive natural disaster in USA history. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires several missiles into East Sea

North Korea fires several missiles into East Sea The short-range flight and the failure of one missile could suggest that North Korea may have been testing new forms of guidance, maneuverability, or even piloting physical differences, like a finless design. The latest launches came as the Trump administration, after a month of threatening to unleash military " fire and fury ", expressed hope that the North Korean regime was curtailing its prov... [Full Article...]

China's Xi pledges to address differences with S.Korea

China's Xi pledges to address differences with S.Korea But no joint celebrations were held to mark 25 years since the launch of formal diplomatic relations on August 24, 1992 and neither the Korean nor Chinese foreign minister attended embassy receptions in their capital cities. "On Tuesday the USA commander of the Pacific Command, the US strategic commander and the head of the US missile defense agency stated they would deploy USA assets such as stra... [Full Article...]

Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio Sparks Criticism

Arpaio was convicted July 31 of criminal contempt by a judge in Arizona for disobeying a federal order on detaining individuals suspected of being in the USA illegally. The New Yorker said the pardon "dangerously accelerates Trump's assault on the rule of law", while Slate called the pardon an "impeachable offence" and argued the President misused his power to pardon. [Full Article...]

Senator Tammy Duckworth: Congress should block Trump's ban on transgender troops

Senator Tammy Duckworth: Congress should block Trump's ban on transgender troops ACLU sues over Trump ban on transgender individuals... Lawyers from Covington & Burling are representing the plaintiffs along with ACLU lawyers. The ACLU complaint alleges the ban violates constitutional guarantees of equal protection and substantive due process by singling out transgender individuals for unequal and discriminatory treatment. [Full Article...]

Danielle Waterman to miss World Cup final showdown with the Kiwis

Danielle Waterman to miss World Cup final showdown with the Kiwis How good was the final? But in benign conditions in Belfast, the New Zealanders came from 14 points down in a grinding first half to win comfortably in the end by nine. Eleven tries , two yellow cards and a lead that repeatedly changed hands were the headlines in a final that meant England were deposed as world champions , New Zealand returning to the throne. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' into the air

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' into the air The drill was undertaken as a part of the joint annual military exercises . "The second missile launch appears to have blown up nearly immediately", said Commander Dave Benham of the U.S. 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 Fa... [Full Article...]

Sen. Collins not sure if Trump will be GOP nominee in 2020

Sen. Collins not sure if Trump will be GOP nominee in 2020 Do you think Trump will be the GOP nominee in 2020? She said, "That was very hard for me to do as a lifelong Republican". 'Well, I didn't support the president when he was our party's nominee. It is highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a president to be in this precarious of a position after only seven months in office. Is she saying Trump will resign before 2020, or be impeached, or won't ... [Full Article...]

Muted US response to North Korean short-range missile launches

The rival Koreas recently saw their always testy relationship get worse after Pyongyang and President Donald Trump traded warlike threats. China seems frustrated with the situation and has hinted that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten United States soil first and the USA retaliates, then Beijing would stay neutral. [Full Article...]

Phoenix Search and Rescue headed to TX to offer hurricane aid

Phoenix Search and Rescue headed to TX to offer hurricane aid Hurricane Harvey's effects on the Texas coast are likely to be long-lasting and varied. A rescue team from South Florida answered the call for help in the wake of unprecedented flooding in Texas as a result of a slow-moving Tropical Storm Harvey, following another local crew that left hours earlier. [Full Article...]

American Red Cross provides food, shelter to those in need during hurricane

American Red Cross provides food, shelter to those in need during hurricane Right now, ComEd is waiting for word from disaster response authorities in Texas. The team is comprised of active and retired FDNY firefighters who volunteer through the Red Cross during times of disaster. "She went there knowing she will be there probably about two weeks." said Miller. Bobalik said the vehicle is scheduled to leave Monday and will be filled with food, water, and cleaning suppli... [Full Article...]

Nandyal Bypoll Election Result-2017 after Round 13

Nandyal Bypoll Election Result-2017 after Round 13 The bypolls which witnessed a high decibel campaign with both ruling TDP and opposition YSRCP going all out against each other gave a clear mandate in favor of TDP's 33-year-old candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy . While first to fifth rounds were pertaining to Nandyal Rural, 6 to 16 belong to Nandyala urban said to be a strong hold of TDP and 17 to 19 rounds will be of Gospadu mandal. [Full Article...]

Korean launches may be test of new anti-ship missile: Yonhap report

Korean launches may be test of new anti-ship missile: Yonhap report South Korean security analyst Kim Dong-yub said Saturday that South Korea's assessments don't contradict US military evaluations that identified the launches as short-range ballistic missiles. He made the statement after the 26th day without North Korea testing a missile. Earlier this week, North Korean state media showed Kim standing next to the diagram of an intercontinental ballistic mi... [Full Article...]


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