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Two killed as typhoon slams Japan
- August 12, 2017

The typhoon, traveling at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour, brought heavy rain to wide swathes of Japan's main Honshu island and has left two people dead and as many as 47 people injured, according to public broadcaster NHK. These flights include those scheduled to fly from Tokyo's Haneda airport to regions in central and western Japan. Over the 24-hour period through noon Tuesday, precipitation is expected to reach 400 mm in the Kinki and Tokai regions, 300 mm in the Hokuriku and ... (more...)
Ahmed Patel's victory in RS polls calls for introspection in Congress party Ahmed Patel's victory in RS polls calls for introspection in Congress party
- August 12, 2017

While Bosky, who is also the NCP's Gujarat unit president, remained incommunicado, NCP general secretary Jagdishchandra Dafda claimed that Bosky voted for the Congress, as per the whip issued by party supremo Sharad Pawar. Yadav's congratulations are noteworthy because the JD (U)'s official line was that it would support Patel's opponent, the BJP's Balwantsinh Rajput. (more...)
Mattis: US, Allies Outmatch North Korea Militarily Mattis: US, Allies Outmatch North Korea Militarily
- August 12, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea on Wednesday that when combined the USA and its allies have "the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth". In fact, Mattis himself had also uttered strong words against the DPRK and reminded Pyongyang of the USA military strength before his latest remarks. (more...)
Philippe Coutinho feels aggrieved by Jurgen Klopp treatment at Liverpool Philippe Coutinho feels aggrieved by Jurgen Klopp treatment at Liverpool
- August 12, 2017

The statement on Coutinho from Liverpool's owners is the latest blow for Barcelona in their plans to rebuild their squad after Neymar's move to Paris St Germain for 222 million euros weakened their attack. " Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail ", the statement read. "I think Klopp needs to make sure Liverpool challenge for the Premier League next season", Souness, a former Reds player and manager, told Sky Sports . (more...)
US Airstrikes Kill at Least 16 Civilians in Eastern Afghanistan US Airstrikes Kill at Least 16 Civilians in Eastern Afghanistan
- August 12, 2017

Of the roughly 13,000 foreign forces in Afghanistan only the U.S. carries out airstrikes. "The militants were observed loading weapons into a vehicle and were under surveillance until the vehicle was destroyed by an airstrike", Purtiman said. (more...)
North Korea Threatens Guam: Facts About the US Territory
- August 12, 2017

Amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea , Malacanang on Thursday assured the public the government is prepared for possible missile attacks near Guam by North Korea. No one really knows how close or how far we are from a possible nuclear conflict with North Korea. Two United States Air Force B-1B bombers, on August 7, conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral missions with South Korea and Japan showing that they are ready to "Fight Tonight". (more...)
CNMI governor backs Trump's stance on North Korea CNMI governor backs Trump's stance on North Korea
- August 12, 2017

Seperately, Japan said it had conducted joint air drills with USA supersonic bombers in Japanese skies close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday as tension in the region escalates amid North Korea's continued ballistic missile tests. And with the North's nuclear and missile threats rapidly growing, South Korea aims to get its three-stage defense system done sooner - by 2022 rather than the *mid-20's. (more...)
Health insurers' early ACA exchange filings reveal effect of policy uncertainty Health insurers' early ACA exchange filings reveal effect of policy uncertainty
- August 12, 2017

Most (57%) say Republicans in Congress should work with Democrats to make improvements to the 2010 health law. After the Senate's failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that eight in 10 Americans (78%) say President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make the current health care law work. (more...)
Democrat walks back comment that Kim Jong-un 'more responsible' than Trump Democrat walks back comment that Kim Jong-un 'more responsible' than Trump
- August 12, 2017

Pentagon officials told Fox News on Friday that the U.S. military stands ready to "fight tonight" on the Korean Peninsula, as President Trump said the U.S.is "locked and loaded" and retweeted images from U.S. "The President has to act like the President of the United States, when you hear words come out of his mouth it seems like they could come out of the mouth of Kim Jong Un", he continued. (more...)
Sebastian Gorka Interview On Radio 4's Today Programme Prompts Disbelief
- August 12, 2017

In his BBC interview, Gorka responded to questions about the contradictory messages coming from the president, State Department and Pentagon about how the USA would respond to a series of nuclear threats made by North Korea this week. Hours earlier, North Korea's army had said in a statement it was exploring plans for attacking the tiny USA territory, which houses US military bases and is a common refueling stop for US government aircraft traversing the Pacific Ocean. (more...)
Woman Survives 7-Story Plunge From Parking Garage In BMW Woman Survives 7-Story Plunge From Parking Garage In BMW
- August 12, 2017

Suddenly, the BMW violently crashes to the ground behind the SUV. "I heard all these loud noises and bangs", Burch is quoted as saying. Police say they mistook the gas pedal for the breaks and crashed through the parking garage's barriers'. (more...)
Trump to Guam: 'Don't worry about a thing' Trump to Guam: 'Don't worry about a thing'
- August 12, 2017

The governor, Eddie Calvo, spoke on the phone with Mr Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly on Saturday morning, during which Mr Trump assured Mr Calvo that the island's people were safe. "The U.S. President at [golf] links again let out a load of nonsense about 'fire and fury, ' failing to grasp the ongoing grave situation", a commander of the North Korean army said, as reported by CNN . (more...)
Trump touts USA nuclear arsenal amid standoff with North Korea Trump touts USA nuclear arsenal amid standoff with North Korea
- August 12, 2017

Carter said North Korea wants a new peace treaty to replace the ceasefire agreement that's existed since the end of the Korean War in 1953, and to end economic sanctions. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen", warned Trump. "Nobody in the world, especially not North Korea, comes close to challenging our military capabilities". (more...)
Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday's $393 million jackpot? Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday's $393 million jackpot?
- August 12, 2017

Lottery players lined up for days up for two chances at massive jackpots. The winning numbers in Friday's Mega Millions drawing were 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58, with the Mega Ball 6. They spent just over $80 billion on lottery games a year ago, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. It's usually not as busy and I think it has a lot to do with the jackpot for the Mega Millions . (more...)
Staying safe during the total solar eclipse Staying safe during the total solar eclipse
- August 12, 2017

In most cases retinal damage will result in blurred vision or the presence of blind spots. The word for those interested in the partial eclipse is, "Be wise, protect your eyes". A valid library card or photo identification must be shown, and there is a limit of one pair of glasses per library account, the library staff said. Regular and polarized sunglasses are created to filter out UVA and UVB rays, but they do not provide sufficient protection for looking directly at the sun. (more...)
Blue Whale Game: What Is It in 6 Points Blue Whale Game: What Is It in 6 Points
- August 12, 2017

The 13-year-old boy had climbed the railing on the third floor of the Chameli Devi School in Indore's Rajendra Nagar area and attempted to jump, but alert classmates and a sports coach present there pulled him back. During the Monsoon session of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha members had asked the government to act against games like Blue Whale Challenge . The "Blue Whale" game is originally originated in Russian Federation. (more...)
Virginia governor urges people to avoid alt-right rally
- August 12, 2017

Glasberg said the Emancipation Park location is central to Kessler's rally because of the Lee statue and the controversy that has surrounded the city's decision to remove and rename the park. The judge wrote that Kessler was likely to prevail and granted the injunction. "Just as the Unite the Right participants have the right to air their views, so do those who want to protest against those views", said Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer in a statement. (more...)
Crude Bomb Defused Onboard Train in Amethi, Threat Letter Found Crude Bomb Defused Onboard Train in Amethi, Threat Letter Found
- August 12, 2017

Soon, the guards informed the Railway authorities in Lucknow about the suspicious object and the train was stopped in Amethi . The object was kept in a packet and was assumed to be a bomb. Meanwhile, the train has been evacuated and a search is being carried out inside all the coaches. He was an A+++ category militant and had a 15 lac bounty on his head. (more...)
Mattis: Military solution in place to address North Korea threat Mattis: Military solution in place to address North Korea threat
- August 12, 2017

General Kim said that "sound dialogue" is not possible with Trump, calling him a man "bereft of reason". Kim said the Guam strikes would be "an effective remedy for restraining the frantic moves of the U.S.in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity". (more...)
Sada El Balad: US will win war against North Korea: Senator Graham Sada El Balad: US will win war against North Korea: Senator Graham
- August 12, 2017

After threatening North Korea with "fire and fury" earlier this week, the president escalated the tension Friday with a tweet that the American arsenal is " locked and loaded ". Trump recently has accused China of doing little to help curtail North Korea's missile tests. Although Murphy comments marked a restatement of longstanding USA demands, Trump's statement earlier on Friday that United States forces are "locked and loaded" for a strike on North Korea appear to limit options ... (more...)