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Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation

Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation

Sehgal on Sunday said that the visuals have vindicated New Delhi's stand made by the Indian Army on Independence Day . The confrontation itself was sparked after a Chinese PLA unit came across an Indian patrol on the northern bank of the Pangong Lake, which is controlled in parts by India (one-third) and China (two-thirds). Read More

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23 dead, 150 injured as train derails in Uttar Pradesh

23 dead, 150 injured as train derails in Uttar Pradesh

Heavyweight cranes and gas cutters were being used and locals were seen helping out those engaged in rescue work Muzaffarnagar authorities have set up a control room to assist families of those affected. Train movement on Ambala- Meerut- Saharanpur rail route has been stopped. According to local police, injuries of varying severity've got about 80 people. Read More

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Solheim Cup Tees Off to Raucous Atmosphere, Team USA Leads

Solheim Cup Tees Off to Raucous Atmosphere, Team USA Leads

But Sorenstam, the Hall of Fame player who served as a vice captain in the three previous Solheim Cups , is confident the underdog Europeans can hang with the USA when play begins Friday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. After more foursomes and fourballs Saturday, the event will closes with 12 singles matches Sunday. The two American Brittanys - Lincicome and Lang - took their match in a convincing 3 and 2 win over Florentyna Parker and Masson. Read More

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Will Trump Be Impeached Or Resign? Betting Odds Say Greatest Chance Yet

Will Trump Be Impeached Or Resign? Betting Odds Say Greatest Chance Yet

Donald Trump's ghostwriter has been a thorn in his side for over a year. And then a couple of hours later: "Trump's presidency is effectively over". Schwartz has been an open critic of Trump during his political rise, previously predicting in May that he would resign and telling The New Yorker a year ago that he "a deep sense of remorse" for his role in Trump's fame through Art of the Deal . Read More

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3 young girls found slain in Maryland home

3 young girls found slain in Maryland home

Three young girls found dead in a Maryland house on Friday were fatally stabbed by an older brother of one of the children, according to Prince George's County police. Anthony Schartner during a press conference Saturday, noting officials are only hours into their investigation. Police did not offer much information at the news conference this afternoon. Read More

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South African rights group denounces immunity plans for Grace Mugabe

South African rights group denounces immunity plans for Grace Mugabe

The police are investigating a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The model says Mrs. Mugabe physically attacked her with an electric cord in an uptown Johannesburg hotel. it is wrong and the law must take its course ... but women are capable ... they can not be judged on that". Ms Engels' representatives also said they had sent a letter to the government over a convention that diplomatic immunity can not be used to escape prosecution from grave crimes. Read More

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Sierra Leone mudslide survivors describe shock, anger

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors describe shock, anger

Sierra Leone began seven days of national mourning on Wednesday after flooding and massive mudslides triggered by heavy rains left hundreds dead. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked about the suffering caused by the dramatic floods and landslide last Monday in Sierra Leone , especially in the capital, Freetown . Read More

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After Broadway Show, Michael Moore Leads Audience To Trump Tower For Protest

After Broadway Show, Michael Moore Leads Audience To Trump Tower For Protest

Following the rally and vigil he led after the performance of his Broadway show August 15, Michael Moore appeared on CNN for an explosive interview with Don Lemon in which he equated support for Donald Trump with racism. Moore said it's "absolutely criminal to stand behind the people who killed Heather Heyer " and likened those who continue to support Trump to rape enablers. Read More

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President Donald Trump announces executive order streamlining permitting process on infrastructure

President Donald Trump announces executive order streamlining permitting process on infrastructure

Mr. Trump was expected to participate in a discussion on infrastructure on Tuesday and make an announcement at 3:45 p.m. A recent draft of an upcoming report from scientists representing 13 federal agencies say sea levels along US coastlines could rise by more than one foot on average by 2050, potentially more in the Northeast and western Gulf of Mexico. Read More

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Pence seeks 'peaceable' solution for Venezuela

Pence seeks 'peaceable' solution for Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence opened his weeklong trip to South and Central America here Sunday with a stern message for neighboring Venezuela's autocratic government to end "the tragedy of tyranny" and to restore democracy. "A transition in the Venezuelan regime toward democracy must be a peaceful transition". Trump's threat, then, provides Maduro with an idea political lifeline, allowing him to both dismiss the country's economic woes as America's fault, and to paint the opposition as ... Read More

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Suspect in Virginia vehicle ramming a 'Nazi sympathiser'

Suspect in Virginia vehicle ramming a 'Nazi sympathiser'

Keegan McGrath told The Associated Press on Monday that he was roommates with James Alex Fields Jr . on that trip in 2015. One woman was killed and 19 others were injured. Fields was appointed a lawyer and his next court date is set for August 25, though a judge may reconsider his bond application prior to that. Marisa said she was shocked to find out someone she knew could be involved with the attack. Read More

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Three killed at race track in Wisconsin

Three killed at race track in Wisconsin

At roughly 7 p.m. CT at Larry's Fun Fest, which is billed as part auto show and part drag race, a suspect approached three men near a food vendor and shot them point-blank, according to the Sentinel. Two of the three men died on scene. "It's a hard situation and I'd feel a lot better, if there's a way to feel better about this, if we had the suspect in custody", said Sheriff David Beth. Read More

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How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials

How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials

The small US island, which has been caught in the middle of an explosive war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korea, advises its citizens on how to survive an "imminent" missile attack from nuclear-armed Pyongyang. The U.S. set up the Naval Station in Guam in 1899, designating the whole island as a base. The naval base dates to 1898, when the USA took over Guam from Spain after the Spanish-American War. Read More

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Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in IL

Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in IL

The Washington ticket is worth $5 million because the victor chose to spend an extra dollar for the optional Megaplier, which was 5x, lottery offiicials said. That's a cash value of $224 million if you take the lump sum. It's the first jackpot victor in Mega Millions since April 28. A record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was shared in January 2016 by ticket holders in California, Florida and Tennessee. Read More

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A Warm/Muggy Friday... then a 50/50 Weekend

A Warm/Muggy Friday... then a 50/50 Weekend

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for scattered thunderstorms. Tuesday - Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high in the low 80s. We will have partly cloudy skies, which mean warmer temperatures in the afternoon. A few showers are possible Saturday morning but rain and storm chances will increase by midday and through the afternoon. Read More

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Trump Fires Back at McConnell Criticism, Scolds Him Over Obamacare Repeal Failure

Trump offered a congratulatory tweet for McConnell's victory in the 2014 Republican primary race, as the five-term senator defeated tea party-backed challenger Matt Bevin. His targets have begun to narrow, and the Majority Leader of the Senate is firmly in his crosshairs. "It hurts the process moving forward, not just on Obamacare but on anything that will be contentious, and clearly there are going to be a lot of contentious issues in the coming weeks", Heye told Reuters. Read More

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Engineer Fired Over Diversity 'Manifesto' Threatens to Sue Google

Engineer Fired Over Diversity 'Manifesto' Threatens to Sue Google

Damore had stayed largely silent since the weekend, only confirming to a few news outlets including Bloomberg why he believed he was sacked and that he was now exploring legal remedies. The company has denied this charge. " According to Kannan, the attitude emerging from the 10-page document was a classic example of falling victim to the unconscious bias €" prejudices which are defined by attitudes or stereotypes which affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious ... Read More

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Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US

Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US

The residence will be able to house roughly 300 people. While under Canada's Third Safe Country agreement with the US asylum seekers who attempt to cross at legal border crossings are turned away at the border because the U.S.is considered a safe country, the government says under the UN Refugee Convention it is compelled to hear the asylum claims of those who cross the border through unofficial crossings and make their refugee claims inland. Read More

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Christy Clark resigning as Liberal leader

Christy Clark resigning as Liberal leader

The party position is open after Clark announced she would step aside Friday. In Clark's case, she made herself accountable for her failure to return the B.C. Clark will also be resigning as MLA of Kelowna West. Clark's announcement came almost a month after a confidence vote on June 29 toppled the narrowly-elected Liberals. Read More

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Australian Navy locates missing US aircraft

Australian Navy locates missing US aircraft

Onodera said Japan urged Washington to disclose information about the accident, investigate what caused it and take measures to prevent such an accident from happening again. The Okinawa-based heli-plane plunged into the water while trying to land on the USS Green Bay. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was supporting the US-led recovery operation. Read More

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Manhunt underway after rookie officer killed during traffic stop

Manhunt underway after rookie officer killed during traffic stop

McCarthy and the abandoned vehicle, Sergeant Martin said. A manhunt was under way for a motorist charged with killing a small-town Missouri police officer during a routine traffic stop over the weekend, police said Monday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has named Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton as a "person of interest" in the incident. According to KSHB, he has an active warrant for arrest in New Hampshire, where he has been charged for illegal weapon possession, disorderly conduct, and ... Read More

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Israel to expel Al Jazeera, block broadcasts & revoke journalists' credentials

Israel to expel Al Jazeera, block broadcasts & revoke journalists' credentials

Kara said cable TV providers agreed to take the network off the air but closing its Jerusalem bureau would need approval by the Knesset. The closure of Al-Jazeera's offices would come under the remit of security officials. The Foreign Press Association, which represents journalists covering Israel and the Palestinian territories for worldwide news organizations, said the move "is certainly a cause for concern". Read More

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Man brandishing knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

Man brandishing knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower , authorities said Sunday, Aug. The incident happened about half an hour before the Tower normally stops admitting visitors. France has been on high alert since a series of terrorist attacks in 2015 and 2016 that left more than 230 people dead. Read More

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McMaster Stresses North Korea Threat, Says Military Strike On The Table

McMaster Stresses North Korea Threat, Says Military Strike On The Table

In an interview with MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday, McMaster said Trump has been "deeply briefed" on the strategy on North Korea. Gen. H.R. McMaster tried to fire Cohen-Watnick earlier this year but was stymied by Bannon and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who came to his defense. However, for those who have consecrated themselves to the priestly rites of Donald Trump's cult of personality, McMaster's staffing changes constitute nothing short of blasphemy. Read More

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Torch Tower fire started on 26th floor: Dubai Civil Defence

Torch Tower fire started on 26th floor: Dubai Civil Defence

The tower was evacuated and no injuries were reported, authorities said . Firefighters have brought a massive fire that broke out at a residential skyscraper in Dubai under control, according to local officials. "I have a friend who is out of town who said I can stay at his place". View of the Marina Torch tower at center. Witnesses claim that their aren't many fire trucks or emergency services attending the incident at present. Read More

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Makenna O'Donnell on Michelle Carter

Makenna O'Donnell on Michelle Carter

Carter was also given five years of probation. 'It's not enough. She should be in jail. "Just sick to my stomach. the fact that she can be free, and my cousin, he's not here". The "insistent tone of Carter's text messages" drew widespread attention to the case, the AP reports . 'You can't think about it. "I'm just confused like you were so ready and determined". Read More

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Mother of Chicago stabbing victim asks for privacy

Mother of Chicago stabbing victim asks for privacy

A police radio broadcast warned that police consider Lathem and Warren "armed and risky", according to the Tribune. This is a developing story. Cornell-Duranleau was a licensed cosmetologist who grew up in MI and moved to Chicago . A Northwestern University spokesman, Alan Cubbage , said in a news release that the school is co-operating with the investigation and that Lathem has been placed on administrative leave and banned from entering school property. Read More

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United States travel ban on N. Korea to take effect September 1

The North Korean government sentenced Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly trying to "steal a propaganda poster". But he sought to reassure the isolated authoritarian regime that it does not need a nuclear arsenal to defend itself from a USA attack. However, the recent Chinese-Russian " double freezing " initiative - suggesting that North Korea stops its ballistic missile and nuclear activities while the U.S. Read More

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Hassan Rouhani vows to pull Iran out of diplomatic isolation

Washington will "use any excuse to make a fuss" against Iran, Iranian Supremem Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said at a ceremony marking the formal endorsement of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his second term in office. "The response to the hostility is to become stronger", Khamenei said, describing the United States government as "the top aggressor and the most shameless "enemy of Iran". Read More

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China's Foxconn will open U.S. plant

China's Foxconn will open U.S. plant

The deal, which Wisconsin leaders and President Donald Trump have heralded as transformational for the state and national economy, requires the state to approve $3 billion in tax breaks tied to Foxconn hiring and spending as promised. Gou previously said that Foxconn was considering opening plants in seven states before Trump announced last week that a massive factory would be coming to Wisconsin. Read More

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USA says it hopes to prevent new war in Syria

USA says it hopes to prevent new war in Syria

Trump and Tillerson have been shown little interest in repudiating Russian Federation for the election cyberattacks that have been reported by multiple USA intelligence agencies. The bill needs to be signed off by the president before going into effect. A special prosecutor is investigating whether Trump advisers colluded with what United States intelligence has concluded was an attempt by Russian Federation to covertly support his 2016 campaign. Read More

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On a rainy day, Philip's duty finally done

On a rainy day, Philip's duty finally done

It is not the first time a newspaper has prematurely announced the duke's death, with the Sun making a similar error in May when the duke announced his retirement from public engagements. (AFP) The Queen and Prince Philip wave to the crowds following her coronation at Westminster in 1953. He became the longest-serving consort in the British monarchy's history in 2009 and is the oldest ever male member of the British Royal Family. Read More

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