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S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border
- May 24, 2017

The North's official KCNA news agency, citing the spokesman for the foreign ministry, said the country had "substantially displayed" the capabilities for mounting a nuclear attack on Hawaii and Alaska and had built full capabilities for attacking the US mainland. (more...)
China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea
- May 24, 2017

The meetings follow a telephone conversation between the two presidents last week in which Moon expressed awareness of China's concerns about the installation of a US missile shield in South Korea . Xinhua News Agency reported that the Chinese foreign minister urged Seoul to remove obstacles to the development of bilateral ties in a meeting with the visiting South Korean special envoy. (more...)
South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border
- May 24, 2017

Last week, Pyongyang tested a medium-range missile called Hwasong-12, which was capable of reaching the island of Guam. North Korea has significantly speeded up its missile tests over the past year or so and appears to be making tangible progress toward developing an arsenal that poses a threat to South Korea and Japan - which together host about 80,000 USA troops - and developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the mainland United States. (more...)
Pioneering hunter dies in freak elephant shooting accident Pioneering hunter dies in freak elephant shooting accident
- May 22, 2017

As the elephant collapsed, dead, she fell on Botha. The Telegraph reports that Botha recruited American and European hunters to take part in trophy hunting expeditions, and he specialized in hunting leopards and lions with a roster of hound dogs. (more...)
Trump Holds Talks With Egypt's President on Security, Bilateral Cooperation Trump Holds Talks With Egypt's President on Security, Bilateral Cooperation
- May 22, 2017

File image of USA president Donald Trump. The exchange wasn't observed by video cameras in the room, but was captured in an audio recording. Sisi plans bilateral meetings with Arab presidents on the sidelines of the summit on a number of issues including counter terrorism efforts, and the situations in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Palestine. (more...)
Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit
- May 22, 2017

But Trump's visit to the wall comes after U.S. officials who met with Israeli officials to arrange Trump's visit sparked off a controversy by contending that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank - which is not the US' policy. People walk past a poster welcoming President Donald Trump in Yerushalayim on Friday, in preparation for his upcoming visit. MARTIN: Can you give us a sense of what each side hopes to get out of this visit? Media captionWhy aren't the Israelis and ... (more...)
Moyes: Sunderland players saying they are injured for Arsenal Moyes: Sunderland players saying they are injured for Arsenal
- May 17, 2017

David Moyes has claimed that his reputation as a manager has not been damaged despite Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Moyes, when asked whether Honeyman, Anichebe or Denayer would feature, said: "At the moment I wouldn't think so". (more...)
Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner against Rouhani Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner against Rouhani
- May 16, 2017

TEHRAN , Iran — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that Friday's presidential election will place the country at a critical juncture, and its people must choose between peace or tension. "It's the Tehran vote that Rouhani has got to get out and Raisi running will help him do that". "After all you are a judge, your hands are open", Rouhani said . (more...)
Health care mess: House takes a small step Health care mess: House takes a small step
- May 16, 2017

For more on this debate, I'm joined from Santa Barbara, California, by "NewsHour Weekend" special correspondent Jeff Greenfield . Fixing "Obamacare", which seems likely to chase more insurers out of more markets, cannot. SREENIVASAN: All right. Let's also look back at how Obamacare passed. On average, a 40-year-old with asthma would pay $4,270 more in premiums, while someone the same age with breast cancer would pay $28,230 extra. (more...)
China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism
- May 16, 2017

But it's an official initiative so significant that leaders from 29 countries, as well as the heads of the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, are now congregating at the "Belt and Road" forum in Beijing , China. He said that CPEC is at the core of China's One Belt, One Road initiative, which has fostered inclusion and tolerance in the region. In an attempt to allay concerns about China's rise on the global stage, President Xi said China doesn't want to impose its ... (more...)
UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump
- May 15, 2017

If elected prime minister, I will do everything necessary to protect the safety and security of our people and our country. During his speech Corbyn said he had campaigned for a more peaceful world all his life and believed that the UK's interests are best served by pursuing peace. (more...)
Fearless Kim had no doubts at Players
- May 15, 2017

The person he is trying to beat is playing a par-5 behind him, and he's got two shots to make up, and he plays to the middle of the green. "I'm so honoured to become the youngest champion". But he's gone clean out there today, which is extremely impressive under that pressure. McIlroy is set to undergo an MRI scan today to determine the extent of an injury which hampered his efforts at Sawgrass. (more...)
Woman charged with chasing US Rep. David Kustoff Woman charged with chasing US Rep. David Kustoff
- May 14, 2017

Rep. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., participates in the House Financial Services Committee meeting to organize for the 115th Congress on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. According to WMC , the woman posted details of the encounter on Facebook, which is how she was found. Investigators tell Local 24 that the incident happened in May 8 in Weakley County. (more...)
North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns
- May 14, 2017

He wouldn't say how close Pyongyang is to being able to strike the USA mainland. Dan Coats said the unprecedented nuclear and missile testing a year ago indicates that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is intent on proving North Korea's capability. (more...)
Official Jio Twitter account announces JioFiber preview cities Official Jio Twitter account announces JioFiber preview cities
- May 13, 2017

Once 100 GB are consumed, users would be able to access broadband Internet at 1 Mbps speed, for unlimited usage. Though there is no defined timeline yet for the official launch of the JioFibre broadband service, some details of the offers that the company might give at launch were leaked online a few days ago. (more...)
MP board results: Girls outshine boys in class 12th, 10th exams MP board results: Girls outshine boys in class 12th, 10th exams
- May 13, 2017

MP Board Results 2017 pass percentage is high compared to a year ago. Out of this, over 7 lakh students appeared for the 12th exam. The evaluation of the answer sheets was done in two phases and evaluators were asked to check them carefully. (more...)
Illegal Alien Deported 15 Times Hits 6-Year-Old Returning from Disneyland Illegal Alien Deported 15 Times Hits 6-Year-Old Returning from Disneyland
- May 13, 2017

Lennox Lake and his parents were on their way home from a day at Disneyland last Saturday, when they were hit by a truck after it rolled through a stop sign. The boy's parents suffered minor injuries. After Border Patrol agents found the damaged vehicle, San Diego police arrested Banda-Acosta who was in the US illegally again, despite his 15 prior deportations. (more...)
Security in Afghanistan Likely to 'Deteriorate' Security in Afghanistan Likely to 'Deteriorate'
- May 13, 2017

Turnbull's comments come in the wake of a U.S. request for more support, which was made during his April 25 visit to Afghanistan. " If there is any increase, which is not yet decided, then we will go out and ask all allies and partners ", he said. (more...)
25 great white sharks close California beaches, force swimmers ashore 25 great white sharks close California beaches, force swimmers ashore
- May 13, 2017

The OCSD's recent sighting, however, made them decide to put the advisory back up. The swimmers were wading off the Southern Californian coastline in Orange County yesterday when a sheriff's department helicopter began buzzing overhead. And once in a while you'll see a shark jumping out of the water right next to a surfer. "We think they do that because that's a safe place". "They've been protected in US waters since 2005", Lowe explained. (more...)
Wife of American detained in Pyongyang pleads for release Wife of American detained in Pyongyang pleads for release
- May 10, 2017

The charges against him have also not been made clear. The shutdown of the bridge "could come as early as May", the source added. "It's no secret that North Korea poses a growing nuclear threat to the United States and its allies". It said he was "intercepted for committing criminal acts" to overthrow the North's government, but didn't elaborate. Korea studies professor Stephan Haggard of the University of California San Diego described these two recent arrests as "classic asymmetric ... (more...)
Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief: spokesman Hamas elects Haniyeh as new political chief: spokesman
- May 09, 2017

Tamimi said Hamas does not function in a vacuum and is subject to regional pressures. 'The New York Times " headline called this "moderation'. The New York Times reported that "in an intensfying struggle for leadership of the Palestinian cause". (more...)
North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade
- May 09, 2017

North Korea warned the United States to end its " military hysteria " on Saturday or face retaliation as a USA aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test . The North's military also railed against the deployment of the Carl Vinson . North Korean state television showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles rolled out on trucks at the parade Saturday celebrating the 105th birthday of Kim Il Sung. (more...)
Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high
- May 07, 2017

Less than a foot of moving water is enough to push a vehicle. Eastbound lanes between I-270 and Gray Summit remain closed . Paducah's crest of 41 feet on Wednesday will cause only minor flooding. The rain comes after five people were killed in flooding in Missouri, the last two of them swept from their cars on Monday and Tuesday, after a storm dumped nearly 12 inches (30 cm) of rain in the region over the weekend, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Higuain's stoppage time strike foils 10-man Torino Higuain's stoppage time strike foils 10-man Torino
- May 07, 2017

Torino looked to be heading for their first derby win over Juve since April 2015 when Adem Ljajic put the visitors ahead minutes after the restart. With Afriyie Acquah already on a yellow, the highly rated Ghanaian midfielder lunged into a challenge on Mario Mandzukic that saw him send off. (more...)
Iraq, US in talks to keep American troop presence after IS Iraq, US in talks to keep American troop presence after IS
- May 06, 2017

Following weeks of fighting against Islamic State in Mosul with no major advances, Iraqi forces have launched a new offensive from the north of the city, according to Iraqi sources . Jawdat added that Federal Police forces also besieged the militant-held al-Haramat region, and four kilometers close to the Fifth Bridge in western Mosul . (more...)
Trump says 'eventually' North Korea will have 'good missiles' Trump says 'eventually' North Korea will have 'good missiles'
- May 06, 2017

In a wide ranging interview for Face The Nation on CBS, he said he had not yet decided on whether the United States would launch military action against Kim Jong Un, but said he didn't want to give away "all our moves" anyway. Mr Trump's comments came after North Korea carried out a failed test-launch of what U.S. officials said was a short-range ballistic missile, which is banned under United Nations sanctions. (more...)
China won't confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea
- May 05, 2017

Seoul and Washington began annual joint military exercises last week that always infuriate Pyongyang, with the North's military warning of "merciless nuclear counter-action". cruise missile attack carried out earlier this month. He has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile and has said all options are on the table, including a military strike. (more...)
North Korea warns China of terrible consequences North Korea warns China of terrible consequences
- May 04, 2017

Another American man is now being detained by the North Korean government for allegedly committing "hostile acts", state-run media reports . "I want to do everything I can to be a go-between between our two countries to help convince the leadership in China that it's in their interest to work together to stop this risky direction that is coming out of North Korea", Branstad said during the hearing. (more...)
Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea
- May 01, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says U.S. President Donald Trump has called the Philippine leader and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship" with Duterte. (more...)
Trump Warns North Korea's Missiles Will Get Better
- May 01, 2017

Mr. President, you and the administration said to North Korea, Don't test a missile. That means, Lt Gen McMaster said, working to enforce current United Nations sanctions and perhaps ratcheting them up. The destroyer was to meet up and escort a USA supply ship in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo later Monday, a new mission under the new security legislation allowing Japan's military a greater role in overseas activity, according to Japanese media reports. (more...)
Robert Vadra made unlawful profit from a 2008 land deal in Haryana Robert Vadra made unlawful profit from a 2008 land deal in Haryana
- April 30, 2017

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the alleged leak of Dhingra commission report in the Robert Vadra case, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday stated that the grand old party had proof against the BJP leaders and their relatives, but never used it to harass them. (more...)
People's Climate March Floods DC on Trump's 100th Day People's Climate March Floods DC on Trump's 100th Day
- April 30, 2017

In Washington DC, large crowds made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat and planned to encircle the White House. While Mr. Trump has been happy to highlight his accomplishments of his first 100 days - he has also mixed that 100 day review with jabs at the news media, saying the measurement for a new President is a "false standard". (more...)
Emmanuel Macron picks up endorsement from Hollande Emmanuel Macron picks up endorsement from Hollande
- April 28, 2017

Far-right Le Pen is lagging the favourite, centrist Emmanuel Macron , by around 20 points in opinion polls before their run-off on May 7, with rival lawmakers urging their supporters to back Macron. Mr Macron and Ms Le Pen will take part in a televised debate on 3 May - four days before the run-off vote, according to the AFP news agency. "I think her campaign was too laid-back". (more...)
Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate
- April 28, 2017

Senate. Former Governor Roy Bentley appointed then-state attorney general Luther Strange to fill the seat, but a special election will be held later this year to determine who will serve the remainder of Sessions' term. The suspension effectively ended his judicial career, leaving him as chief justice in title only. The order, largely ignored, flew in the face of the U.S. (more...)
3 soldiers, 2 militants killed in Chowkibal attack 3 soldiers, 2 militants killed in Chowkibal attack
- April 28, 2017

According to army search operations are on. Two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in the retaliatory action, official sources said. Army sources said the attackers wearing black Pathan suits and combat jackets were foreigners, but their nationality has not been established yet. (more...)
Melania Trump's mold-breaking first 100 days as first lady Melania Trump's mold-breaking first 100 days as first lady
- April 28, 2017

Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs), was born in Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia), became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001, and obtained us citizenship in 2006. As we renew this tradition, thank you for joining us. Trump, who is living in NY through the duration of the school year, is spending her day at a luncheon for Senate spouses. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Booed At A Women's Conference For Defending Her
- April 27, 2017

Trump's one-day visit, at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gave Merkel and other officials face-to-face access with the president's influential daughter at a time when world leaders are still trying to discern where his policies will lead. (more...)
Sukma attack: Centre to form new anti-naxal strategy Sukma attack: Centre to form new anti-naxal strategy
- April 26, 2017

Maoist rebels ambushed paramilitary forces in eastern India's Chhattisgarh state on Monday (24 April), killing at least 25 policemen. The security forces were hit by heavy gunfire from about 500 Maoist rebels hidden in the dense forests they were passing through, CRPF spokesman Siroj Kujur told CNN. (more...)
European Union announces €116 million for Yemen at pledging conference in Geneva
- April 26, 2017

UNICEF's Mideast and North Africa Director Geert Cappelaere told AP, "There is no single country in the world where, today, children are suffering more than in Yemen ". In February this year, OCHA together with partners launched a $2.1 billion appeal for its 2017 humanitarian response plan for the country. A Saudi-led military coalition is preparing an assault on Houthi-held Hodeidah, which lies on the Red Sea and is the point of entry for almost 80 percent of Yemen's food imports. (more...)
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan
- April 26, 2017

It is over hundred days of Donald Trump as a 45 president of America but, Mr. President did not find a single person of his cross bowing credentials who can take the initiative and start the fires that he wanted so much. In terms of personnel, the Trump administration has fallen well behind its predecessors in appointing senior political managers to ensure that the government runs smoothly. (more...)