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Chinese and Indian Military Clashed in the Himalayas Chinese and Indian Military Clashed in the Himalayas
- August 16, 2017

The Chinese then began pelting stones at the Indian side. In May 2013, the Chinese troops had been intercepted by Indian Army patrol numerous times after the three-week long stand-off between the two countries in the Depsang plains of Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO). (more...)
Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards Trump to revoke Obama-era flood risk building standards
- August 16, 2017

At a signing ceremony that will take place at his New York City Trump Tower on Tuesday, Trump will reportedly reverse an Obama-era policy from 2015 that directed agencies to set stricter standards for where roads, buildings, public housing, and other infrastructure projects receiving federal funds can be built. (more...)
President Trump Says He Might Pardon Former Arizona Sheriff President Trump Says He Might Pardon Former Arizona Sheriff
- August 16, 2017

Arpaio, a Republican, lost his bid for a seventh term as Maricopa County sheriff last November. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt in late July after his department failed to follow a court order to stop racial profiling practices. (more...)
Some Trump fans face protesters outside his home Some Trump fans face protesters outside his home
- August 16, 2017

CNN reported that a small group of Trump supporters also gathered near the tower. The crowd yelled "shame, shame" as they stood outside the hotel. Trump's visit marks his first stop at Trump Tower since he took office in January. New Yorkers know who we are-we are a city for everyone. It will be the first night he spends at Trump Tower as president. Dante Plush, a 24-year-old public school teacher from the Bronx, said the events in Charlottesville were the catalyst for him to come ... (more...)
Trump open to investigating China 'theft' of U.S. intellectual property Trump open to investigating China 'theft' of U.S. intellectual property
- August 15, 2017

If an investigation begins, the U.S. government could seek remedies either through the World Trade Organization or outside of it. " China's unfair trade practices and industrial policies including forced technology transfer and intellectual property theft harm the United States economy and its workers", a second administration official said. (more...)
China tightens noose on North Korea but warns Trump over trade China tightens noose on North Korea but warns Trump over trade
- August 15, 2017

The Commerce Ministry announced a ban on imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea effective Tuesday - although China will continue to clear goods that have already arrived in port until September 5. The North's state news agency said about 3.5 million students and workers had volunteered to fight alongside the military to defend their country from the US. (more...)
U-turn on North Korea; US opts for diplomacy U-turn on North Korea; US opts for diplomacy
- August 15, 2017

The Trump administration has attempted to pressure China, North Korea's ally and greatest trading partner, to leverage its economic power over Pyongyang to force the regime to scale back its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "While diplomacy is our preferred means of changing North Korea's course of action , it is backed by military options", they added. Their move seems to be altogether different than President Trump's "fire and fury" warning against Pyongyang. (more...)
Three men killed in shooting at Wisconsin drag raceway - Sheriff Three men killed in shooting at Wisconsin drag raceway - Sheriff
- August 15, 2017

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove for reports of shots fired. All three victims were black men in their 30s, and from Aurora, Illinois, according to a police spokesperson. "The three men shot were standing near a food vendor when the suspect walked up and shot them point blank". Authorities said they are looking for a man who left the dragstrip in a black vehicle shortly after the incident. (more...)
Tropical Storm Gert forms east of the Bahamas Tropical Storm Gert forms east of the Bahamas
- August 14, 2017

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . A slow strengthening is expected in the next day or two. Even though it is not expected to make landfall, it will create swells that will be felt along the east coast in the form of choppy surf and an increased chance of rip currents, reports AccuWeather. (more...)
American in Germany Beaten Up For Giving Nazi Salute American in Germany Beaten Up For Giving Nazi Salute
- August 14, 2017

It is illegal to express or display Nazi symbols or slogans in Germany. The U.S. tourist was slightly injured, the report said, adding that a test by the police showed that the Hitler-salute giver had alcohol blood level of 0.276 percent. (more...)
Iran to 'counter' U.S. sanctions with more funding for missiles, Quds Force Iran to 'counter' U.S. sanctions with more funding for missiles, Quds Force
- August 14, 2017

Parliamentarians approved the outlines of the bill to "counter America's terrorist and adventurist actions in the region" as some chanted "Death to America" after the vote results was announced. The legislation is a reaction to a bill ratified recently in the US Senate allowing Washington to impose non-nuclear sanctions against Iran's missile program and its Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) force. (more...)
CIA's Pompeo says no 'imminent' threat of nuclear war CIA's Pompeo says no 'imminent' threat of nuclear war
- August 14, 2017

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Venezuela could "very much" become a risk to the United States. "When I served in Korea many years ago as the director of intelligence USA forces in Korea, what I was anxious about was an incendiary event getting out of hand", Clapper added. (more...)
People in White House working to eject Donald Trump - Scaramucci People in White House working to eject Donald Trump - Scaramucci
- August 14, 2017

Scaramucci - who held the top White House communications job for just 11 days - urged current administration officials to directly disagree with Trump if he's wrong, but hypothesized that the president responded in that way because he "likes doing the opposite of what the media thinks he's going to do", and he is "of the impression that there is hatred on all sides". (more...)
Hundreds Of Torch-Wielding White Nationalists Marched Through The University Of Virginia
- August 13, 2017

Video footage showed the vehicle plowing through a group of people protesters after police broke up clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters. The city said two people were treated for serious but non-life-threatening emergencies from altercations by 10:30 a.m. Counter-protesters also flooded the area to demonstrate their disdain for the protesters' message. (more...)
Gorakhpur tragedy: Families allege discrepancy in treatment Gorakhpur tragedy: Families allege discrepancy in treatment
- August 13, 2017

Siddharth Nath Singh, the health minister of UP, said: "The death of children is very unfortunate and the government will set up an inquiry committee to ascertain if any lapse has occurred". Adityanath on Saturday said that squalor was responsible for the deaths in the medical college.Seemingly on the back foot, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that he had been kept in the dark about the impending shortage of oxygen when he had visited BRD Medical College on Wednesday.Adityanath also ... (more...)
Migrants Storm Beach in Southern Spain as Confused Sunbathers Look On Migrants Storm Beach in Southern Spain as Confused Sunbathers Look On
- August 12, 2017

The IOM reports that 97,000 migrants have gotten to Italy by boat so far this year, slightly down from the 100,000 who did so during the same period last year. "It's important that more alternative legal pathways are established to avoid that people come to Europe, to Spain through these unsafe ways, to avoid people risking their lives at the sea", Otero said. (more...)
Kenyan opposition to accept results in election servers if given access Kenyan opposition to accept results in election servers if given access
- August 12, 2017

Raila Odinga is refusing to accept his likely loss in the 8 August presidential election, as he did in 1997, 2007 and 2013, because he claims the vote has been rigged against him. Another top NASA official James Orengo denounced the counting process as "an entire charade, this is a disaster". They stated that NASA allies in the IEBC have leaked the real numbers to them, which show that Kenyatta is not ahead by 1.4 million votes as the IEBC's website shows - rather it is Odinga ahead of ... (more...)
Exeter Hospital Partially Evacuated After Staff Members Became Ill Exeter Hospital Partially Evacuated After Staff Members Became Ill
- August 12, 2017

The hospital's emergency room was evacuated as a precaution because it was located nearby, but no patients or staff there reported any symptoms, CBS reported. Officials say they have not been able to find the source of what is making people sick at the hospital. The cause was not immediately known, she said. (more...)
BMW plunges 7 floors in Texas parking garage BMW plunges 7 floors in Texas parking garage
- August 12, 2017

Surveillance video released by the Austin Police Department shows a Chevy Tahoe driving on a street next to the garage. The dramatic scene was captured on video released Thursday, Aug. She was seriously injured in the crash. In September a 23-year-old man accidentally drove off the garage's top level however his vehicle miraculously dangled for several minutes and he managed to escape, Dallas News reports . (more...)
President Trump Escalates Criticism of Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader
- August 11, 2017

Trump reminded McConnell, who on Tuesday pithily educated the president on how the legislative process works, that it has been seven years since the Republican Party began calling for Obamacare to be repealed and replaced. "I think the president can't disassociate himself from this", Gingrich said in an interview on Fox News on Thursday morning. Heye said that with Trump's job approval numbers declining among the Republican base, "now is the time to build support within the party". (more...)
Perseid meteor shower 2017: When and where to watch Perseid meteor shower 2017: When and where to watch
- August 11, 2017

And previously , Jassim Lari of the Qatar Astronomy Club recommended heading to any dark location in the country to observe the meteor shower. He called on Egyptians to enjoy the rare celestial phenomenon in an area clear of light pollution, adding that the moonlight should not obscure the meteor shower. (more...)
Ousted Pakistan prime minister starts defiant 'caravan' from Islamabad to Lahore Ousted Pakistan prime minister starts defiant 'caravan' from Islamabad to Lahore
- August 11, 2017

Neither am I greedy for power. The two leaders also agreed to work together to address the challenge of energy in the region and improve the economic condition in Pakistan and Afghanistan . "Promise me you won't allow your prime minister to be humiliated this way", he said. Sharif's "caravan" took 12 hours to travel the 20 kilometers from Islamabad to Rawalpindi due to big crowds estimated as large as 30,000 that were walking and driving alongside his vehicle. (more...)
'Your diplomatic insights were invaluable': Modi to Vice President Ansari 'Your diplomatic insights were invaluable': Modi to Vice President Ansari
- August 11, 2017

But on the last few days in office, Ansari has spoken more like a political leader whose views are same as that of the Congress party, which nominated him to the top post, and the stated view of its topmost leaders' - Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay Singh - on the subject. (more...)
Parsing Tough Rhetoric On North Korea 15:00 Download Parsing Tough Rhetoric On North Korea 15:00 Download
- August 11, 2017

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, who has backed legislation to require Congressional approval before a president could launch a preemptive nuclear strike, tweeted last night, "No U.S. But when we take it seriously like this, and threaten as the president did, that is a pretty heavy message. After days and days of build-up North Korea and the United States have now bluntly threatened each other with nuclear catastrophe. (more...)
United States sanctions 22 Mexican individuals, 43 entities tied to drug gang United States sanctions 22 Mexican individuals, 43 entities tied to drug gang
- August 11, 2017

The Mexican Attorney General's Office also seized related assets, including the Grand Casino near Guadalajara, according to the Treasury statement . Although he operates independently, Raul Flores Hernandez maintains strategic alliances with the leadership of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel and the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación. (more...)
North Korea's Regime Lets Imprisoned Canadian Pastor Go for 'Humanitarian Reasons' North Korea's Regime Lets Imprisoned Canadian Pastor Go for 'Humanitarian Reasons'
- August 11, 2017

North Korea freed Heyon Soo Lim, a Canadian pastor , who had been jailed in the country for two and a half years. USA citizen Otto Warmbier , who was released by North Korea after over a year in captivity in June, was evacuated to the US military airbase Chitose, near Sapporo, according to the Washington Post. (more...)
'Blumenthal Should Take a Nice Long Vacation in Vietnam' 'Blumenthal Should Take a Nice Long Vacation in Vietnam'
- August 10, 2017

Blumenthal is now serving his second term as a US senator from CT, first elected in 2010 and then re-elected in 2016. "He told stories about his Vietnam battles and ... "Watching Senator Richard Blumenthal speak of Comey is a joke", Trump tweeted on May 10, a day after firing Comey. He said Mr Mueller's investigation must be pursued. (more...)
Weak global cues, healthcare stocks subdue equity indices Weak global cues, healthcare stocks subdue equity indices
- August 10, 2017

The Sensex resumed higher at 32,341.05 and moved in a range of 32,354.77 and 31.915.20 before quoting at 32,057.28 at 1100 hours, down 216.39 points, or 0.67 per cent. Analysts attributed the plunge in Indian shares to the market regulator asking stock exchanges to take action against 331 suspected shell companies. (more...)
Justice Department Reverses Course In Major Ohio Voting Rights Case Justice Department Reverses Course In Major Ohio Voting Rights Case
- August 10, 2017

Under Ohio's policy, voters who do not cast a ballot for two years would be sent a notice to confirm their voter registration. Ohio's procedure allows the state to purge voters who meet certain criteria for being inactive. The lawsuit was filed against Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican who is also running for governor next year. "Yesterday, the Department of Justice abandoned this principled position that it has held for decades through three presidencies", Wright said ... (more...)
Trump to discuss plan to combat opioids after Opioid Commission releases report Trump to discuss plan to combat opioids after Opioid Commission releases report
- August 10, 2017

Price added that the commission report is being reviewed by the administration, but much of what it recommended is already being done without declaring a national emergency . So what is Trump saying now? A recent New York Times report estimated that in 2016 there were between 59,000 and 65,000 deaths due to drug overdoses - more than the peak auto crash deaths in 1972, or peak HI.V. (more...)
Climate Change Now Impacting US, Government Report Warns
- August 10, 2017

Scientists appear to have debunked The New York Times' claim it was leaked a secret, gloomy climate change report which it published amid fears President Trump would suppress it. Considering the administration's counter-stance to the existence and ill effects of climate change, let alone the president's decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord , Lauer's question for the former SC governor put her on the spotlight. (more...)
Hours after Lahore truck bomb, Pakistan kills four Taliban men Hours after Lahore truck bomb, Pakistan kills four Taliban men
- August 10, 2017

Last month, 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed and 58 others were injured in a bombing attack near the Arfa Karim IT Tower on Lahore's Ferozepur Road. The bombing was claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group, also known as the Pakistani Taliban , in a message sent to the media by its spokesman Muhammad Khurassani. (more...)
Northwestern Hospitals Among the Best in Latest US News Rankings Northwestern Hospitals Among the Best in Latest US News Rankings
- August 10, 2017

Hospital reputation, patient survival rates and adequacy of medical staffing are a few of the factors U.S. News researchers consider in the rankings . PinnacleHealth Hospitals in Dauphin County ranked twelfth statewide, recognized as high-performing in eight procedures or conditions. The rankings come from an analysis of comprehensive data that measures the quality and performance of medical centers in the care of patients and throughout different specialties. (more...)
Mosquito pools in Ridgetown test positive for West Nile Mosquito pools in Ridgetown test positive for West Nile
- August 09, 2017

Symptoms of West Nile generally occur three to 14 days following the bite of an infected mosquito, and range from fever, headache, body aches, nausea, and less frequently skin rash and swollen nodes to severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, muscle weakness, coma, or death. (more...)
Sanctions against North Korea necessary to curb Pyongyang's nuclear program Sanctions against North Korea necessary to curb Pyongyang's nuclear program
- August 09, 2017

The US calculated last month that North Korea has up to 60 nuclear weapons, the Post said, more than double most assessments by independent experts. China's foreign minister said that he had advised his North Korean counterpart not to "provoke the global society's good will by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests". (more...)
Ride Manufacturer Reveals The Cause Of Deadly Ohio State Fair Accident Ride Manufacturer Reveals The Cause Of Deadly Ohio State Fair Accident
- August 08, 2017

Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz said that Jarrell died of blunt force trauma , suffering head, trunk and lower extremity injuries when the Fire Ball malfunctioned. The ride had passed multiple inspections in the days leading up to the accident. Albert Kroon , the product manager for KMG, which makes the ride, said KMG is collaborating with other safety experts in the industry to create a better safety and inspection protocol that will keep other accidents like this from occurring, CNN ... (more...)
SAfricas Zuma to face secret ballot of no-confidence tomorrow
- August 08, 2017

She said that her decision was "to ensure the outcome of this very important vote is credible". The DA welcomes today's decision by the Speaker of the National Assembly , Baleka Mbete, to allow tomorrow's Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma to be conducted via secret ballot. (more...)
Jordanian king in occupied West Bank on rare visit
- August 08, 2017

Tensions between Jordan and Israel eased after Jordanians handed over the Israeli guard and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to investigate the incident. The Jordanian king has visited the Palestinian territories several times, and the most recent visit was in 2012. During the recent escalation of tensions over al-Aqsa Mosque, an Israeli guard shot dead two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy compound in Amman after one of the men reportedly attacked the guard with a ... (more...)
Manhunt launched after officer killed in Missouri Manhunt launched after officer killed in Missouri
- August 08, 2017

Although fatally wounded, Michael was able to return fire. The suspect then fled the scene in their vehicle. During the traffic stop, police said the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire. Sergeant Martin said that witness subsequently confirmed that the person who entered the vehicle and drove off was Mr. McCarthy. He was protecting his community, ' he said. (more...)
United States special counsel seeks Flynn documents from White House United States special counsel seeks Flynn documents from White House
- August 08, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has reportedly asked the White House to hand over documents in relation to President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn. His work includes lucrative speaking engagements with Russian businesses. Inovo BV signed the $600,000 contract with Flynn Intel Group to fund a propaganda campaign against Mr Gulen, but in the end only paid $530,000 when it failed to produce a negative video about the Turkish exile and carried out ... (more...)