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Protesters Rally in Downtown LA to Denounce Racially-Charged Violence in Charlottesville

Protesters Rally in Downtown LA to Denounce Racially-Charged Violence in Charlottesville Suspect identified as officials say 3 deaths linked to violent protest in Charlottesville Hundreds gathered in downtown Oakland carrying signs proclaiming "Solidarity Forever", and "White Supremacy Is Terror". US President Donald Trump who had condemned the violent events late on Saturday expressed condolences to those killed in Charlottesville . Heather Heyer died when a vehicle rammed ... [Full Article...]

Yuvraj dropped, Dhoni retains spot for ODI series against SL

Yuvraj dropped, Dhoni retains spot for ODI series against SL The bowling department might see some shuffling as Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami are set to be rested. Former India skipper M.S. Yuvraj Singh was left out by Indian selectors from the limited overs series against Sri Lanka starting on August 20. The Virat Kohli-led squad features Manish Pandey and Axar Patel, who are returning to the Indian ODI side after a year... [Full Article...]

Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea

Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea Earlier this week, nuclear-armed North Korea threatened to strike the United States and its Pacific territory of Guam. The ignorance of every single public figure regarding these facts is more unsafe than anything President Tweety may say. [Full Article...]

German NGO halts migrant rescue operations off Libya

German NGO halts migrant rescue operations off Libya Sea Eye said in a statement that it was with "a heavy heart" that it made its decision, after the Libyan government's "explicit threat against the private NGOs". "The necessary pause in operations from charity rescue ships likes ours and others will undoubtedly put lives at risk", its operations director Rob MacGillivray warned. [Full Article...]

Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump

Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump McMaster did on Sunday. Trump's response was criticized by politicians on both sides of the aisle for failing to name white supremacist or alt-right groups involved in the protests . "I think people are reluctant to tell him the truth". You have this sort of Bannon-Bart influence in there that is a snag on the president. Scaramucci's brief tenure at the White House ended with his resignati... [Full Article...]

Officials say deadly helicopter crash near Charlottesville, VA, linked to violent rally

Officials say deadly helicopter crash near Charlottesville, VA, linked to violent rally President Donald Trump on Twitter expressed his condolences: "Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today". "You will not replace us!" and "Jews will not replace us!" - David Perdue (@sendavidperdue) August 12, 2017I strongly condemn the hatred and violence in Charlottesville . [Full Article...]

53 killed, one lakh displaced in Nepal floods

53 killed, one lakh displaced in Nepal floods Authorities Sunday upgraded the death toll from flash flooding across landlocked Nepal to 49 as the water kept rising, forcing thousands to flee for higher ground. "We have more than 30 people confirmed dead. In Surkhet district, we have evacuated about 200 people to shelters", the statement said. "It has left extensive damage", said Dipak Kafle, a spokesman for Nepal's Home Ministry. [Full Article...]

Mattis warns North Korea to stand down or face 'end of regime'

The tweet came amid a sharp escalation in tensions between the US and the rogue state, with Pyongyang having earlier threatened to launch missiles at the Pacific island of Guam, where there is a USA military base. China has urged the United States and North Korea on Friday to be "cautious" with their words and actions after the two sides stepped up their bellicose rhetoric over Pyongyang's weapons... [Full Article...]

Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday

Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday United States President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed North Korean issues and agreed to work to denuclearize North Korea. The administration official who confirmed that Trump would sign the order contended it was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea. -China trade ties and of resolving differences "through dialogue and consultation". [Full Article...]

South Korea drills to go ahead despite spike in tension with North

South Korea drills to go ahead despite spike in tension with North Having experienced a Japanese invasion in World War Two and countless earthquakes and super-typhoons, there was no United States community better prepared than Guam "for any contingency", Calvo said . But with Pyongyang regularly threatening to turn Seoul into a "sea of flames" - and nagging questions over Washington's willingness to defend it if doing so put its own cities in danger of retalia... [Full Article...]

Iran to spend $260m on boosting missile programme in response to sanctions

Iran to spend $260m on boosting missile programme in response to sanctions The parliament has approved 16 measures that Tehran will take to counteract Washington's hostile acts against the Islamic Republic, Larijani said, according to Tasnim . "Iran boasts potential and actual options to confront hostile U.S. actions". Araghchi said that the Iranian bill was a far-reaching response to the measures passed by US Congress that Iranian media have called the "mother of san... [Full Article...]

South China Sea Tensions Escalate, Risk 'Involving More and More Countries'

South China Sea Tensions Escalate, Risk 'Involving More and More Countries' In a joint statement after a meeting Monday of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Australian and Japanese counterparts, the three officials "expressed serious concerns over maritime disputes in the South China Sea". "They called and said 'Please turn around, you are in our waters, '" he said. Although the city state is not a rival claimant, its support of the tribunal ruling and freedo... [Full Article...]

Article 35 (A) with regard to Kashmir

Article 35 (A) with regard to Kashmir However, traders associated with the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) held a demonstration at Lal Chowk. The main opposition party also lashed out at the local BJP for giving a "political and communal colour" to the issue and called for a referendum in Jammu region on Article 35A. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan leader wants meeting with Trump

Venezuelan leader wants meeting with Trump The U.S. imports around 740,000 barrels per day from the socialist government. Sponsored Content: Sign up for a free webinar as the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Small Business Administration explore the hybrid IT environment in government. [Full Article...]

South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats

South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats But officials in Guam, the tiny island territory that Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack, aren't keeping citizens in the dark. She also said that the intensifying threats between the United States and North Korea were hurting investors' confidence in the South Korean economy. [Full Article...]

Charges dismissed in two teacher-student sex cases

Charges dismissed in two teacher-student sex cases But this is where it gets sticky (for lack of a better word): Since the age of consent in the Yellowhammer State is 16 - which all three of the involved students were - Judge Thompson had to look at the letter of the law, which says that everyone involved was old enough to consent to sex, and all of them did. [Full Article...]

Jamie Carragher insists signing Virgil van Dijk won't solve Liverpool's defensive woes

Jamie Carragher insists signing Virgil van Dijk won't solve Liverpool's defensive woes Liverpool have been regularly linked with a move to sign Van Dijk in the summer transfer window but the Reds have failed to get a deal over the line for the Netherlands global. One player's not going to change that'. "One man isn't going to improve [set-piece defending], that has got to come down to the manager", he added. [Full Article...]

Danish submarine owner accused of causing Swedish journalist's death

Danish submarine owner accused of causing Swedish journalist's death Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, almost 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) submarine sank off Denmark's eastern coast. Mr Madsen then swam to a nearby boat as the submarine sank. The inventor told authorities Friday that he dropped Wall off on an island in Copenhagen's harbor before the vessel sank. [Full Article...]

Military raids United Nations office in Borno

Military raids United Nations office in Borno The military confirmed the incident in a separate statement, saying the action was in line with the ongoing search efforts. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon , has expressed grave concern over the unauthorized search of a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri, Borno State. [Full Article...]

The Trump administration is publicly contradicting itself on North Korea

The Trump administration is publicly contradicting itself on North Korea Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo has publicly suggested that removing leader Kim Jong Un is the answer to the North Korea dilemma. Tillerson said he thought "the President just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the USA has an unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies". [Full Article...]


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