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Axelsen ends Lin dream in world final Axelsen ends Lin dream in world final
- August 28, 2017

A 21-10 win for Axelsen with an nearly ideal performance at its core and the Dane now heads into a world championships final against the greatest of all time, Lin Dan of China. "My coach and I always look back at past championships to get better and improve on my game. It's a dream come true, ever since I was a little boy I dreamed of a World Championships final". (more...)
United States says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch United States says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 28, 2017

Earier this month President Donald trump warned Pyongyang to make no more threats against the United States or it will "face fire and fury like the world has never seen". China, which is the recipient of some 90 percent of North Korea's exports, earlier this month said it would suspend its imports of iron, lead and seafood from the country after halting its coal purchases in mid-February. (more...)
NAB decides to challenge Zardari's acquittal in illegal assets case NAB decides to challenge Zardari's acquittal in illegal assets case
- August 28, 2017

Sources informed on Monday that the NAB has chose to file an appeal in the Lahore High Court against the Rawalpindi accountability court's decision to acquit Zardari in a case related to the illegal accumulation of assets. Benazir Bhutto and her husband were accused of taking a 6% bribe on the revenue stream the Swiss company expected on the $131 million contract. The Supreme Court, in its verdict in the NRO case on December 2009, had ordered the revival of cases closed under the ordinance. (more...)
North Korea fires 'unidentified short-range projectiles,' South Korea says North Korea fires 'unidentified short-range projectiles,' South Korea says
- August 28, 2017

South Korean security analyst Kim Dong-yub said Saturday that South Korea's assessments don't contradict USA military evaluations that identified the launches as short-range ballistic missiles. "We do view it as a provocative act against the United States and our allies..." Tillerson had hoped that this could be the beginning of the signal from Pyongyang the U.S. (more...)
Harvey Update Plus Rain for SE WI Harvey Update Plus Rain for SE WI
- August 28, 2017

The faster movement of the system will limit rainfall totals in our area and it should exit the Southern Plains sometime towards the end of next weekend. Depending on the track of Harvey, rain chances will vary in the Big Country. Right now I would start thinking about getting ready for at least 1"-2" of rain Thursday and Friday with locally higher amounts. (more...)
Maria Sharapova passionate ahead of US Open after 'tough' suspension Maria Sharapova passionate ahead of US Open after 'tough' suspension
- August 28, 2017

Sharapova, making her first Grand Slam appearance since a 15-month doping ban, has a 6-0 career record against Halep, who last Sunday lost for the third time in as many months with a chance to advance to world number one with a victory. "It's an exciting match", defending champion Angelique Kerber said. The final Grand Slam of the calendar year will provide a platform for a WTA star other than six-time champion Serena Williams to significantly improve their resume. (more...)
Iraqi forces take back city of Tel Afar from IS Iraqi forces take back city of Tel Afar from IS
- August 28, 2017

An Iraqi police officer said the blast on Monday took place after an explosives-laden auto went off at the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad's Shia district of Sadr City. The offensive on Tal Afar, which lies on the supply route between Syria and the former IS stronghold of Mosul, started on Aug 20. Officials have said they hope to announce victory by Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday set to start in Iraq on Sept 2. (more...)
Trump expected to lift ban on local police using military equipment Trump expected to lift ban on local police using military equipment
- August 28, 2017

Louis following the death of Michael Brown, USA Today reported in 2015 . The basis of this reversal - according to AP's documents - is presumably so as to help law enforcement better "protect public safety and reduce crime". "In fact, that stuff is disappearing so fast we have none left", Trump said. More than $5 billion in surplus gear has been funneled to law enforcement agencies . (more...)
North Korea is reported to have launched several missiles, heightening tensions North Korea is reported to have launched several missiles, heightening tensions
- August 28, 2017

Those flew some 250 km in the northeastern direction before falling into the sea, the Yonhap news agency cited the JCS as reporting, claiming that the projects appeared to be short-range missiles. "The Korean People's Army is keeping a high alert, fully ready to contain the enemies". Washington has repeatedly urged China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in Pyongyang. (more...)
North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles
- August 28, 2017

North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and dozens of missile tests since the beginning of a year ago, significantly raising tension on the heavily militarised Korean peninsula and in defiance of U.N. North Korea's last missile test on July 28 was for an intercontinental ballistic missile created to fly 10,000 km. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (more...)
North Korea fires several missiles into East Sea North Korea fires several missiles into East Sea
- August 28, 2017

The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles were launched from the North's eastern Kangwon province into the sea. Cmdr. Though North Korea says it now has the ability to send missiles to the United States mainland, USA defense officials said they determined these missiles did not pose a threat to North America or Guam. (more...)
Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accident Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accident
- August 28, 2017

The six had been roped together when they fell, while around 2,000 metres up the mountain, in a very remote area. It also wasn't clear how exactly the five persons died. A mountain guide who observed the incident notified the authorities who sent rescue crews and helicopters. Ritter said the climbers fell about 1,000 feet into a glacier . (more...)
Pakistan PM Says Trump Strategy For Afghanistan 'Will Not Work' Pakistan PM Says Trump Strategy For Afghanistan 'Will Not Work'
- August 28, 2017

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reassured Afghan side that Pakistan is open to any suggestion that facilitate peace in Afghanistan. "But, certainly there is an expectation that we'll start to see some changes in the very near future", the official said when asked if the Trump administration has set a time line for progress in action being taken by Pakistan against the terrorist groups. (more...)
'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again 'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again
- August 28, 2017

The BBC News quoting USA military said that the recent launch did not threaten the United States and its territory, adding that such test usually conducted following military exercise of South Korea involving the US. Seoul said the war games will continue "even more thoroughly" in response to the launch, reports The Associated Press. North Korean state-run media said the country's military could strike the USA at any time and that neither Guam, Hawaii nor the U.S. (more...)
Breakthrough in Doklam stand-off, India and China agree to disengage troops Breakthrough in Doklam stand-off, India and China agree to disengage troops
- August 28, 2017

China and India have agreed to end a lengthy stand-off at the Sikkim border that began in June, said the government today. The Chinese Foreign Ministry claimed on Friday that India is contradicting its own stand on the border road building by constructing a road near the Pangong Lake in Ladakh near the Indo-Chinese border. (more...)
Swine Flu death toll in Odisha climbs to 26 Swine Flu death toll in Odisha climbs to 26
- August 28, 2017

The swine flu toll in Gujarat has reached 316 since January this year, with ten more deaths reported on Friday. The State's health and family welfare department had earlier issued guidelines for hospitals for treatment of patients hit by the H1N1 virus. (more...)
Samsung heir found guilty of perjury, embezzlement, bribery Samsung heir found guilty of perjury, embezzlement, bribery
- August 28, 2017

Samsung Group also has interests ranging from drugs and home appliances to insurance and hotels. Korean KoonAng Daily - a company known for close ties with the Samsung Group - stated , "Samsung lawyers will have a good case for an appeal", and that " No companies can resist such blunt demands from a president who has the final say in economic policy ". (more...)
Refugees 'going on holidays' must stop - says Merkel Refugees 'going on holidays' must stop - says Merkel
- August 28, 2017

Her mother had migrated from Ghana to Germany. When large numbers of asylum seekers walked from Hungary through Austria to Bavaria, she pointed out that "Germany's borders were open and we decided not to close them". On Saturday, a crowd of protesters was yelling and whistling at her during the 30-minute speech in Quedlinburg, a town in Saxony-Anhalt. In her Sunday interview with Die Welt, Merkel said she would not be deterred from campaigning by some angry "hecklers". (more...)
French Foreign, Defence ministers visit Iraq French Foreign, Defence ministers visit Iraq
- August 28, 2017

Coalition air strikes helped Iraqi forces drive IS out of the northern city of Mosul, the extremists' self-declared capital in Iraq, after a nine-month battle, dealing a major blow to the militant group. Also, Paris sees that Iraq now faces three main political challenges: "The Kurdish upcoming referendum and its repercussions at the regional and internal levels, the government's capacity to implement a reconciliatory policy that could gather all elements of the Iraqi society, and finally an ... (more...)
PSG want to PSG want to "f*** Barca" by chasing Arsenal target Seri
- August 28, 2017

Barcelona are eager to add to their squad before the transfer window closes, especially following Neymar's departure. Seri, who has also been tracked by several Premier League clubs this summer including Arsenal , Liverpool and Tottenham, had been expected to complete a €40m (£36m) move to the Camp Nou this week after his representatives agreed a four-year contract with Barça officials. (more...)

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