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'The Dark Tower' wins the weekend box office despite awful reviews

'The Dark Tower' wins the weekend box office despite awful reviews All while a group of girls and everyone's favorite emojis kept audiences coming back for more. Aviron Picture's action thriller " Kidnap " finished fifth with an estimated 10.2 million in its opening weekend . Christopher Nolan's World War II movie crossed the $300 million mark on Saturday, and by the end of the weekend should tally a $133.6 million domestic total . [Full Article...]

ASEAN, China approve framework for code of conduct in S. China Sea

ASEAN, China approve framework for code of conduct in S. China Sea Arms experts say that North Korea's latest intercontinental missile test showed that Pyongyang might be able to strike much of the USA mainland. On Saturday, ASEAN foreign ministers adopted a separate joint statement on the situation in the Korean Peninsula, with its provisions being included into the final joint communique. [Full Article...]

China and Russia Back New UN Sanctions Against DPRK

China and Russia Back New UN Sanctions Against DPRK President Donald Trump is touting new sanctions on North Korea just approved by the U.N. Security Council. Haley reiterated that the United States would be willing to engage in dialogue with North Korea after Pyongyang halts its nuclear and missile tests. [Full Article...]

Chris Christie to Mueller: Be a Careful to Avoid a Fishing Expedition

Chris Christie to Mueller: Be a Careful to Avoid a Fishing Expedition Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager at the time , and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and now a senior White House adviser, also attended the meeting. grand jury "a significant development", noting that it has been more than a year since former FBI Director James Comey launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Under Trump, gains against ISIS have "dramatically accelerated"

Under Trump, gains against ISIS have London-based monitor Airwars estimates that tens of thousands of civilians have been killed by internationally-backed forces since August 2014 in both Iraq & Syria. "So as IDPs come out of areas that have been controlled by ISIS - these are people who have been living under ISIS for the last three years - we are seeing nearly all of the IDPs flow north into the lines of the force we're working wit... [Full Article...]

North Korea Hit With New Sanctions Over Missile Tests

North Korea Hit With New Sanctions Over Missile Tests But there were no signs the USA would acquiesce to China's call for a quick return to negotiations. "Very big financial impact!" Trump had earlier sought to outsource the North Korea issue - he had been greeted by a string of tests by Kim Jong-un since his inauguration in January - to China urging it to use its considerable clout to rein in its tests. [Full Article...]

Chicago to file federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities threat

Chicago to file federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities threat Sanctuary cities generally offer undocumented immigrants safe harbour by declining to use municipal resources to enforce federal immigration laws. The mayor said Chicago won't "be blackmailed into changing our values, and we are and will remain a welcoming City". [Full Article...]

Houston unlikely to feel impact of developing tropical storm

Houston unlikely to feel impact of developing tropical storm Even if formation does not occur before the system reaches the Yucatan peninsula, a tropical depression or tropical storm could form over the Bay of Campeche during the middle part of next week. Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance aircraft are scheduled to fly over the system Monday. Regardless of track, once current shearing dissipates the system will begin strengthening - potentially to the point ... [Full Article...]

Two teenagers and pilot dead in Swiss plane crash

Two teenagers and pilot dead in Swiss plane crash Police said a probe into the accident in the mountainous region has been opened. The Pro Aero Youth Camp has been running for 35 years, and 192 teenagers ages 14 to 16 were attending this year. "When I heard about the awful accident this morning my world was shattered", he said. The downed plane passed a full technical inspection last month, officials said. [Full Article...]

Chinese Media to Trump: Stop the 'Emotional Venting' on Twitter

Chinese Media to Trump: Stop the 'Emotional Venting' on Twitter At least once a month, the U.S. president sends out a message on social media vowing that his time cooperating with Beijing on North Korea is over , only to have USA officials walk those statements back and continue with negotiations . was not seeking regime change in North Korea and would be willing to talk to Pyongyang. "On the issues of trade, it has also been a prominent topic of discuss... [Full Article...]

Possible tornado damages parts of Tulsa, OK

Possible tornado damages parts of Tulsa, OK St. Francis Hospital spokeswoman Lauren Landwerlin said about 30 people were treated at the hospital. Emergency Medical Services Authority officials said crews took 13 people to hospitals and about 25 others took themselves to hospitals. The powerful winds caused roofs and walls to collapse at several businesses in the area. More than 4,300 remained without electricity Sunday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Consumers continue to experience slow internet owing to undersea cable fault

Consumers continue to experience slow internet owing to undersea cable fault According to media reports, due to defective worldwide cable system internet consumers faced huge difficulties while using internet service. 12,091 km long IMEWE submarine cable is an ultra-high capacity fiber linking India Europe via the Middle East. [Full Article...]

ASEAN urges North Korea to comply with UN resolutions

ASEAN urges North Korea to comply with UN resolutions The unanimously adopted resolution adds nine individuals and four entities to the United Nations blacklist, including North Korea's primary foreign exchange bank, subjecting them to a global asset freeze and travel ban. The resolution also prevents North Korea from increasing the number of workers it sends overseas whose earnings are another source of revenue for Kim's regime. [Full Article...]

Dozens of Afghans killed in remote Sar-e Pul province

Dozens of Afghans killed in remote Sar-e Pul province Afghans officials say the shootings took place after the militants seized control of the Mirzawalang area in the Sayad district on August 5 following two days of intense gunbattles with security forces. The raid was conducted in the wake of a series of Taliban-led attacks on security checkpoints and regular blockage of a highway, which connects the capital of Kabul to three Northern provinces, by ... [Full Article...]

Hitler salute lands Chinese tourists in German jail

Hitler salute lands Chinese tourists in German jail Germany does not take kindly to the Nazi salute. The pair were released on bail of €500 (£450) each. The suspects, identified only as Chinese tourists ages 36 and 49, were spotted doing the Hitlergruß gesture associated with notorious Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at about 9:20 a.m. [Full Article...]

Mike Tomlin and Pittsburgh Steelers reach agreement on extension

Mike Tomlin and Pittsburgh Steelers reach agreement on extension This means that the Steelers' 16th head coach will remain at the helm through the 2020 season at the least. Tomlin is 103-57 since taking over the Steelers in 2007, including eight playoff wins in 14 tries. But to hear him talk to Scott Van Pelt during the team's Friday Night Lights practice, you understand that it is not about the money for Tomlin. " Mike continues to prove he is one of the t... [Full Article...]

Top Russian official: US, Moscow ready to have further dialogue following sanctions

Top Russian official: US, Moscow ready to have further dialogue following sanctions Mr Lavrov said he and Mr Tillerson spoke at length on a wide range of topics, from the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula to co-ordination between Russian Federation and the United States to withstand attacks. Russia's top diplomat said today his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for new ... [Full Article...]

Raksha Bandhan a thread of love

Raksha Bandhan a thread of love People on this day give presents to their sisters and promises to protect them until then end. Rakhi is a Hindu festival all about celebrating the bond between brothers and sistersWhat is Raksha Bandhan? The tying of a sacred band, called a rakhi, is central to the annual celebrationWhen is the 2017 Rakhi festival? However, Rakhi is not only the celebration of the relationship between a br... [Full Article...]

China, ASEAN agree on sea code draft framework

China, ASEAN agree on sea code draft framework Foreign ministers from 27 countries are in Manila for the 50th Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings from August 2 to 8. The framework is an outline of the future code, which will provide guidelines in dealing with the maritime row in contested waters. [Full Article...]

Watch Trump kiss Mario Cantone's Scaramucci goodbye on The President Show

Watch Trump kiss Mario Cantone's Scaramucci goodbye on The President Show Harvard Law School apologised this week after "killing" Anthony Scaramucci , the short-lived White House communications director . Kelly's interest in Lapan suggests that he is as eager to impose discipline on the White House messaging strategy as he is to impose order on the chaotic and fractious West Wing. [Full Article...]


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