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Commonwealth Games: Birmingham congratulated by vanquished Liverpool

Commonwealth Games: Birmingham congratulated by vanquished Liverpool In March, the CGF said that it planned to announce a new host city by the end of the year. From Canada, 1994 Commonwealth Games host Victoria cancelled plans to bid last month after the provincial government said they were not ready to commit funds to the project while Ontario's Capital Toronto abandoned plans earlier in the summer over cost fears. [Full Article...]

Eagle Creek Fire prompts release of 600000 hatchery salmon

Eagle Creek Fire prompts release of 600000 hatchery salmon Fire officials believe the fire started around 4 p.m. Saturday and said it had grown to almost 33,000 acres by Wednesday morning after merging with the Indian Creek Fire . Jay Inslee traveled to the Jolly Mountain Fire near Cle Elum yesterday. "It's horribly smoky", Gubele said. In Multnomah County, Latourell, Bridal Veil, Warrendale, Dodson, Larch Mountain and Corbett east of the 38700 block... [Full Article...]

Exclusive 'Untransferable' Group: Mourinho Personally Blocked Transfer Of 25-Year-Old

Exclusive 'Untransferable' Group: Mourinho Personally Blocked Transfer Of 25-Year-Old The former Southampton left-back has been plagued by injuries ever since his £30 million switch from St. Mary's in 2014 and a run of poor displays at the beginning of last season led to some very public criticism from Mourinho . Jose Mourinho has reiterated a number of times during Manchester United's positive start to this season that his side also started last term like a house on fire. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu asks ICRC to help return soldiers' remains from Gaza

Netanyahu asks ICRC to help return soldiers' remains from Gaza He also told Maurer that any swap deal between Hamas and Israel should "guarantee the release of Palestinian prisoners". Unnamed Israeli and Palestinian officials cited by Haaretz said that the meetings will take place between 17-19 September, and the U.S. [Full Article...]

Paolo Duterte's lawyer: We will not play Trillanes' game

Paolo Duterte's lawyer: We will not play Trillanes' game Taguba, who recently issued a statement clearing Duterte and Carpio of any involvement in the BOC anomaly, said during the hearing that claims about the two's connection with the so-called Davao group were just hearsay. The president's son grew indignant when Trillanes suggested that he show it to the committee. The president's son-in-law, Manases Carpio, who has also been accused of links to th... [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama Pays Tribute To Beyonce On Her Birthday With 'Formation' Outfit

Michelle Obama Pays Tribute To Beyonce On Her Birthday With 'Formation' Outfit Beyonce's family also dressed the part, including her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, and her 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy . She asked some of her famous friends, including Michelle Obama , Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams to get involved in recreating her iconic look from the music video to her song Formation . [Full Article...]

Bishop Burbidge: 'Disheartened' by Trump's DACA announcement

Bishop Burbidge: 'Disheartened' by Trump's DACA announcement Bannon, who is Catholic, accused the church of wanting a steady flow of illegal immigrants coming into the country to fill its church pews and make money. While he disagrees with Trump's decision not to cancel DACA outright, Bannon says he understands why the president shifted the burden of deciding the program's fate to lawmakers. [Full Article...]

China will back fresh United Nations measures on North Korea

China will back fresh United Nations measures on North Korea The exercises came days after North Korea's sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test fueled global concern that the isolated nation plans more weapons tests, possibly of a long-range missile. Chinese analysts said it was unlikely that Beijing would support a full oil embargo but a partial cut in supplies could be one option to keep its neighbour in check without bringing down the Kim Jong-un regime. [Full Article...]

North Korea begging for war, says US ambassador

North Korea begging for war, says US ambassador During the call, President Moon also said South Korea will complete the temporary deployment of the THAAD missile defense system as soon as possible. War is 'certainly not our first choice, ' he said in response to a shouted question, 'but we will see what happens'. Xi told the USA president during their 45-minute call that the North Korean issue must be resolved through "dialogue and consul... [Full Article...]

How South Koreans are responding to pressure on North Korea from Trump

How South Koreans are responding to pressure on North Korea from Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said military options against North Korea were not Washington's "first choice", following a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. The DPRK on Sunday detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the country's Central Television announced . [Full Article...]

Six Killed as Gas Cylinder Explodes at Under-Construction Building in Juhu

Six Killed as Gas Cylinder Explodes at Under-Construction Building in Juhu The injured have been admitted to the nearby Municipal run, R N Cooper Hospital. According to Mumbai Fire Brigade and Mumbai Police, the bodies were charred beyond recognition and could not be identified so far. The fire brigade received a call around 10.10 pm and the fire was doused around 10.35 pm. Of the remaining, eight were being treated, while six have been discharged. [Full Article...]

Britain calls for new sanctions on North Korea

Britain calls for new sanctions on North Korea South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he believes there will be no war on the Korean Peninsula , and it is possible to continue funding for projects in the region. Analysts say both countries, however, are also concerned that the system's advanced radar could be used to look inside their own countries or potentially even limit their own deterrent capabilities. [Full Article...]

Korea may lead to 'global catastrophe,' warns Putin

Korea may lead to 'global catastrophe,' warns Putin But Trump, who has recently been waging a fiery war of words with Kim, on Wednesday insisted that military action against North Korea's nuclear program is not his first choice, and pushed for a diplomatic option. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United Nations Security Council should seriously review cutting off oil supplies to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Fairfax firefighters, just back from Harvey, get ready to help with Irma

Fairfax firefighters, just back from Harvey, get ready to help with Irma Hurricane Irma , right now a Category 5, is hitting the Caribbean with a forecast track that takes it right down the center of Florida or along the eastern coast of the Sunshine State. A total of 40 more people including medics, and K-9 units left from Lakewood Wednesday to join the team already deployed, making the Colorado contingent a Type One team. [Full Article...]

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to launch India's first Hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to launch India's first Hyperloop The project will use a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, with funding primarily from private investors. Wired reported that the Hyperloop connecting the cities of Vijayawada and Amaravati would transform a 43-km drive, which usually takes an hour, into a six-minute spurt. [Full Article...]

China 'shoots down incoming missiles' in 'sudden attack' close to North Korea

China 'shoots down incoming missiles' in 'sudden attack' close to North Korea On Monday Liu Jieyi, China's UN ambassador, said the nation would "never allow chaos and war on the peninsula". After weeks of rising tension over North Korea's actions, South Korea and the United States have been discussing the deployment of aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

Kate misses Prince George's 1st day of school due to illness

Kate misses Prince George's 1st day of school due to illness George, who will start in one of three reception classes, will also be able to play in the "imaginative rooftop playground" while outdoor activities are also held at nearby Battersea Park, Barns Elms and the Wandle Centre. "The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned". The adorable four-year-old is due to start his first day of school on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Construction crane concerns cited for Hurricane Irma

Airlines such as Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and American, who all have a big presence in south Florida and the Carribean are waiving fees for travelers to rebook travel plans through cities in Hurricane Irma's path. Perkins said Miami-Dade is working on the assumption that the county will order evacuations of the A and B zones. They were the first to arrive at the Miami-Dade County Fair ... [Full Article...]

Suu Kyi claims widespread 'misinformation' on crisis

Suu Kyi claims widespread 'misinformation' on crisis Some 164,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have now crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting between militants and Myanmar's military, the United Nations said on Thursday. The European Union Tuesday issued a statement calling on both sides to de-escalate tensions. She added: "This is one of the worst outbreaks of violence in decades, yet the global community is effec... [Full Article...]

Dems Agree to 3-Month Extension on Debt Ceiling

Dems Agree to 3-Month Extension on Debt Ceiling But the House's next vote on disaster relief likely would not have been as easy. An aide briefed on the meeting said that Republican leaders originally proposed an 18-month hike to the debt ceiling, which would avoid any further confrontations on it past the 2018 midterms, then offered a six-month extension before the president agreed to the Democrats' desired three-month extension. [Full Article...]


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