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Girl badly burned by boiling water thrown at her at sleepover Girl badly burned by boiling water thrown at her at sleepover
- August 10, 2017

Authorities say the 11-year-old victim suffered second-degree burns to her face, shoulders, neck and chest. Police have arrested and charged a 12-year-old girl in connection with the incident. Those children, we now know, were influenced by YouTube videos of people taking the "hot water challenge". "She thought they was her friends", the mother said. (more...)
North Korea Threatens Guam North Korea Threatens Guam
- August 10, 2017

North Korean officials responded Wednesday, calling Trump's threat a "load of nonsense" and announcing they would complete their plans to strike areas around Guam, a US territory, by mid-August. Many locals in Guam are confident in the protection afforded by the United States military. The statement says the move is in response to a recent U.S. (more...)
Wall St set to open lower as tensions with N.Korea mount Wall St set to open lower as tensions with N.Korea mount
- August 10, 2017

All three US stock market indices were down Wednesday morning. US stocks also retreated (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-pull-back-as-north-korea-threatens-guam-2017-08-09), although Walt Disney Inc. In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region moved mostly lower during trading on Wednesday. Economic data showed USA worker productivity rose more than expected in the second quarter but the trend remained weak. (more...)
Trump removes Scaramucci from communications role after only 10 days Trump removes Scaramucci from communications role after only 10 days
- August 10, 2017

Kelly may moderate their public feuding but will struggle to stop them bidding for the president's fickle attention. Anthony Scaramucci lost more than a job at the White House: He lost the chance to delay paying millions of dollars in taxes . (more...)
US Secretary of State Tillerson arrives in Thailand US Secretary of State Tillerson arrives in Thailand
- August 10, 2017

Noting that these developments seriously threaten peace and stability in the entire region and beyond, the ministers strongly urged North Korea "to fully and immediately comply with its obligations arising from all the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions". (more...)
South Korea Threatens to Retaliate Against North's Provocations South Korea Threatens to Retaliate Against North's Provocations
- August 10, 2017

He added that no unusual military activities have been seen in the North indicating an imminent provocation. Army Col. Roh Jae-cheon said the North would face "strong and resolute retaliation" from the United States and the South if it ignored their warnings, according to South Korea's news agency Yonhap. (more...)
AIADMK dumps Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary AIADMK dumps Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary
- August 10, 2017

We are confident, hope so, D Jayakumar, Tamil Nadu Minister, was quoted as saying by ANI on the merger of the two AIADMK factions. The AIADMK (Amma) resolution further stated that the appointment of Dinakaran as Sasiskala's deputy was done against party by-laws. (more...)
China won't 'compromise' on Doklam: PLA analysts China won't 'compromise' on Doklam: PLA analysts
- August 10, 2017

Top Chinese military experts and South Asia scholars, during an interaction with the media, said the Chinese government, people and the military were "angry" over India's "dangerous" move in Doklam which is not an Indian territory. India has proposed to China to simultaneously pull back from Doklam, which India and Bhutan say belongs to Thimpu. In 1962, India suffered humiliation at the hands of the Chinese, while in 1965 India fought back Pakistan and in 1971 it humbled Pakistan in the ... (more...)
Double-Decker Bus Crashes Into Building In London, Passengers Injured Double-Decker Bus Crashes Into Building In London, Passengers Injured
- August 10, 2017

I noticed the bus drifting. It went to the fourth or fifth row. As soon as the bus came to a stop there was yelling, screaming. She was screaming for help. Officers were called just before 7am (6pm New Zealand time) to reports of a bus hitting a building. The shop front has collapsed. The driver has been taken to hospital, with two people still trapped on board. (more...)
Explosive found in toilet of Akal Takht train in Amethi
- August 10, 2017

A kind of a low-intensity device which is nearly similar to a bomb was found wrapped in a package of sutli (thread) with two lighters and a little powder type material seen over the surface, according to a GPRS official. The Bomb Disposal Squad too had been pressed into service. As the information, the bomb was low in intensity. The security forces now concerned about the hand-written threat letter saying that the explosive was planted to take revenge for the killing of Abu Dujana in an ... (more...)
United Nations chief calls for peaceful elections in Kenya United Nations chief calls for peaceful elections in Kenya
- August 10, 2017

Mahama said. They include President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mohamed Abduba Dida, John Ekuru Longoggy Aukot, Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo, Japhet Kavinga Kaluyu, Michael Wainaina Mwaura, and Joseph William Nthiga Nyagah. (more...)
Abilene officer killed on way to Dallas conference Abilene officer killed on way to Dallas conference
- August 10, 2017

Ybarra drove an unmarked detective's vehicle into a line of slow-moving traffic and was struck shortly after by a Chevrolet truck. Ybarra leaves behind a husband and their 10-month-old daughter. City Manager Robert Hanna said that Ybarra's name was added to Abilene's roll of honor. Standridge said that both the unit as well as Child Protective Services "is going to feel the loss of Elise". (more...)
U.S. stocks close slightly lower, trimming earlier losses U.S. stocks close slightly lower, trimming earlier losses
- August 10, 2017

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.18 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.19 percent after touching a record intraday high. Options traders gear up for Snap's second earnings report as a public company. Fossil Group Inc ( NASDAQ :FOSL) cut its fiscal-year sales forecast after reporting adjusted second-quarter earnings that were weaker than expected. (more...)
Senior Trump Adviser Explains Why The President Threatened North Korea Senior Trump Adviser Explains Why The President Threatened North Korea
- August 10, 2017

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert kicked off his show by addressing the increased tensions between the USA and North Korea. Pointing to the severe economic sanctions against North Korea by the United Nations Security Council, she said the world is united against Kim's government. (more...)
Stocks in Europe and Asia Slip as North Korea Tensions Rise Stocks in Europe and Asia Slip as North Korea Tensions Rise
- August 10, 2017

Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 84 points, or 0.4 percent, to 22,000. Guam is about 2,100 miles (3,380 kilometers) southeast of Pyongyang and 3,800 miles (6,115 kilometers) west of Honolulu in the Pacific Ocean. According to the report, the U.S. now concedes that North Korea has the ability to miniaturize nuclear bombs and fit them on missiles, and they have about 60 such devices. (more...)
Trump Probably Made Up That 'Fire And Fury' Quote On His Own Trump Probably Made Up That 'Fire And Fury' Quote On His Own
- August 10, 2017

Sullivan, who was part of negotiations that led to the crafting of the Iranian nuclear deal during the Obama administration, says it's vital for Mr. After Trump's "fire and fury" comment, Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the tiny Pacific island of Guam. "Anyone who works on North Korean policy has to approach it with humility, because both Democratic and Republican presidents have failed to stop North Korea's march forward", Sullivan said. (more...)
Australia to hold 'postal plebiscite' on same-sex marriage Australia to hold 'postal plebiscite' on same-sex marriage
- August 10, 2017

The government earlier this week said if the bill was voted down in the Senate, then a voluntary non-binding postal vote would occur - also at a cost of nearly $100 million, ABC reported . However, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is instead proceeding with a voluntary postal vote. "In politics you win some, you lose some", the former prime minister and leading Liberal conservative told Sydney's 2GB radio. (more...)
UAE responds to NYT: Taliban rejected anti-terror conditions, went to Qatar
- August 10, 2017

Meanwhile, Qatar's national airline Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it was considering its options now that some airspace managed by its rival Gulf neighbours and Egypt had been opened up. On the same day, Saudi Arabia also denied news reports that it allows Qatar carriers to use its airports and airspace. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. (more...)
Seoul shares open lower amid tensions over North Korea Seoul shares open lower amid tensions over North Korea
- August 10, 2017

Shanghai fell 1.1 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.6 percent. The greenback slipped 0.83 percent to a near two-week low against the Swiss franc and fell to 110.11 yen , its lowest in almost two months against the Japanese currency. (more...)
ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea
- August 10, 2017

But, since President Rodrigo Duterte was elected previous year, the Philippines has sought to downplay the dispute with China in return for billions of dollars in Chinese investments and aid. The protracted quibblings delayed the statement's release, two Southeast Asian diplomats told the AP. China claims almost all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes, and its artificial islands have raised concerns it could eventually build military bases there and ... (more...)

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