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Police swoop on organised crime, Sydney's high profile Ibrahim brothers arrested Police swoop on organised crime, Sydney's high profile Ibrahim brothers arrested
- August 09, 2017

Australian Federal Police and NSW police reportedly raided 26 homes on Tuesday, as well as more than a dozen other homes in a separate investigations understood to be centred on the alleged importation of 50 million illegal cigarettes and the drug ice. (more...)
Guam officials say it's safe from North Korea Guam officials say it's safe from North Korea
- August 09, 2017

That's a key benchmark in the country's attempt to become a full-fledged nuclear power. The Trump administration is still conducting a nuclear posture review. Hertling also said at least two US Navy aircraft carrier strike groups would need to be in the waters near Korea before any US attack. North Korea has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States and has ignored global calls to halt its nuclear and missile programmes. (more...)
FBI Agents Reportedly Raided Paul Manafort's Home Last Month FBI Agents Reportedly Raided Paul Manafort's Home Last Month
- August 09, 2017

A veteran lobbyist who has represented a pro-Russian party in Ukraine, Manafort has come under intense scrutiny in the investigation into Russian election meddling. The Washington Post reported on the search earlier. The Department of Justice, now guided by a special counsel in the shape of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, is looking into the ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, along with any possible cover-up. (more...)
Starbucks Has a New Horchata Frappuccino (and It's Actually Kinda Healthy) Starbucks Has a New Horchata Frappuccino (and It's Actually Kinda Healthy)
- August 09, 2017

While it's not hot coffee weather just yet, if you're ready for fall to start ASAP you'll likely find this mix of caramel and cinnamon a flawless way to say goodbye to summer while you eagerly await PSL season to start. Starbucks introduced an innovative drink for those who are intolerant to lactose. It is the first frappuccino recipe the coffee chain has released that is made with almond milk as the original milk ingredient. (more...)
Donald Trump misfires on North Korea Donald Trump misfires on North Korea
- August 09, 2017

North Korea responded a few hours later, in statements on state-run TV, saying it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam with missiles. "We are at a point in time where choices will have to be made one way or the other", Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, said recently. - The Guam plan was in response to the U.S. (more...)
Trump warns 'fire and fury' if N Korea threatens US Trump warns 'fire and fury' if N Korea threatens US
- August 09, 2017

The prime minister said of North Korea's regime: "Its conduct is illegal, it's reckless, it's provocative, it's unsafe. And it threatens the peace of the region, the peace of the world". They hold the USA partly responsible, saying Trump's heated rhetoric is fueling the flames. On Tuesday Trump warned further North Korean threats would "be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen" after Pyongyang threatened "physical" retaliation for the new sanctions. (more...)
Airbnb bars users linked to white supremacist rally Airbnb bars users linked to white supremacist rally
- August 09, 2017

The hate-watch group Southern Poverty Law Center said Saturday's rally is "shaping up to be the largest hate gathering of its kind in decades". The park, formerly Lee Park, was renamed as Emancipation Park in June. Airbnb told the outlet that it reserved the right to remove users who breach its non-discrimination clause. "The city must act in accordance with the law, even if doing so is distasteful to members of the community who disagree with the views espoused by the Unite the Right ... (more...)
NHC says Franklin to strengthen into hurricane on Wednesday NHC says Franklin to strengthen into hurricane on Wednesday
- August 09, 2017

The storm is expected to have gained momentum once it makes its second landfall. This morning, Franklin is weakening over land with maximum sustained winds 50 miles per hour. The tropics remain active with Tropical Storm Franklin in the southern Gulf of Mexico and what may soon become "Gert" in the central Atlantic. Rip currents and coastal flooding are also expected. (more...)
Jordan's King Abdullah In Rare Visit To Palestine Jordan's King Abdullah In Rare Visit To Palestine
- August 09, 2017

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, revered by both Muslims and Jews, has been a flashpoint site for violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the past decades. During the speech he adopted Israel's view that the Al Aqsa crisis stemmed from Palestinian incitement and mused that there may be no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more...)
ASEAN calls for non-militarization, self-restraint in South China Sea activities ASEAN calls for non-militarization, self-restraint in South China Sea activities
- August 09, 2017

As in past criticisms, they did not cite China by name. The three-step initiative towards realizing an effective COC in the disputed waters was proposed by China during the Asean-China Ministerial Meeting held here on Sunday. China's territorial disputes in the strategic waterway with five other governments intensified after it built islands in disputed waters and reportedly started to install a missile defense system on them, alarming rival claimant states and Western governments. (more...)
J&K: Security Forces Kill Terrorist in Pulwama; Encounter Underway J&K: Security Forces Kill Terrorist in Pulwama; Encounter Underway
- August 09, 2017

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in village Samboora late Sunday night following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. According to reports, one terrorist has been killed in the fierce gun battle which is underway. IGP Munir Khan said the four terrorists included three Pakistani nationals and a Kashmiri militant. (more...)
Sun between scattered thunderstorms this weekend in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecast Sun between scattered thunderstorms this weekend in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecast
- August 09, 2017

We'll see another day of partly cloudy skies Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s. Widespread showers and storms are possible Wednesday afternoon into Thursday , the weather service said, with no severe weather or flooding expected at this time. (more...)
Guam Governor plays down N. Korean missile attack threat
- August 09, 2017

Charfauros in his statement Wednesday morning urged calm and said defences are in place on Guam and its neighboring Pacific islands for threats such as North Korea . The Marianas islands are located north of Guam . Its location, within range of North Korean medium- and long-range missiles, and military significance to the United States make it a logical target for Pyongyang. (more...)
Gun-wielding suspect in Lancaster road rage incident claims self defense Gun-wielding suspect in Lancaster road rage incident claims self defense
- August 09, 2017

Lancaster police say tips helped them identify the man, who came in voluntarily for questioning. I was just scared most of all because I didn't. "That was what made me pick up my phone and start recording". Police are searching for the male driver who was in a 2016 silver Nissan Versa. Risky and hostile driving in Texas has sunk to a new low with a man pointed a gun at another driver during an incident on a busy motorway. (more...)
Seoul shares open lower on heightened tensions over North Korea Seoul shares open lower on heightened tensions over North Korea
- August 09, 2017

Then he said that his first order as president had been to "renovate and modernize" the U.S. nuclear arsenal. North Korea has made no secret of plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States and has ignored global calls to halt its nuclear and missile programmes. (more...)
US President Trump's Approval Rating Drops Sharply
- August 09, 2017

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Monday that Trump will return to his hometown for part of the first half of next week. The President has repeatedly visited and held events at his properties throughout his presidency, including Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where he hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, and his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. (more...)
Sen. Coons: Bipartisan Bill Would Keep President From Firing Mueller Sen. Coons: Bipartisan Bill Would Keep President From Firing Mueller
- August 09, 2017

It's a message aimed directly at Trump, who continues to rail against the investigation into Russian election meddling. The next day, Trump addressed thousands of supporters at a rally where numerous themes that served him so well in the presidential campaign were dusted off again - including blistering attacks on his defeated rival Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Turkey sends artillery unit to Syrian border Turkey sends artillery unit to Syrian border
- August 09, 2017

The Turkish Armed Forces are massing on the Syrian border days after a reshuffle of top brass in the country's military in anticipation of a potential invasion that could dramatically complicate Syria's ongoing civil war. Expert doesn't rule out that Ankara will start military operations in case of the slightest threat from YPG and PYD to Turkey. There have been regular exchanges of rocket and artillery fire in recent weeks between Turkish forces and YPG fighters who control part of ... (more...)
Pink dolphin named Pink dolphin named "Pinky" spotted playing in Louisiana ship channel
- August 09, 2017

Luckily, she had her camera ready and quickly snapped the flawless shot of one of the dolphins. If a second albino dolphin was, in fact seen, that would be remarkable because only 14 pink bottlenose dolphins have been spotted since 1962, according to Science Alert. (more...)
Man in court over Karl Haugh stabbing in Kilkee Man in court over Karl Haugh stabbing in Kilkee
- August 09, 2017

Two other men arrested in connection with the investigation have been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP. "Gardai arrived at the scene, where knives and golf clubs were recovered". Kilrush Garda David King gave evidence of that Mr Walsh was arrested at Kilrush Garda Station on August 7th and charged with causing serious harm to Karl Haugh contrary to Section 4 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. (more...)

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