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Facebook allows Moments-like app to be launched in China Facebook allows Moments-like app to be launched in China
- August 12, 2017

A source close to the matter confirmed a New York Times report on Friday that Facebook took the unusual step of creating an app called Colorful Balloons and releasing it through a local company with no hint that the social network was involved. (more...)
Eight army personnel among 15 martyred in Quetta's Pishin stop blast Eight army personnel among 15 martyred in Quetta's Pishin stop blast
- August 12, 2017

Spokesperson for the provincial government Anwarul Haq Kakar has confirmed the number of injured in an exclusive talk with Dunya News. However, sources cited by local news channels, claimed that the attack was a terror operation executed by the insurgent outfits targeting the vehicle of security personnel. (more...)
United States warship sails close to South China Sea island, China 'displeased' United States warship sails close to South China Sea island, China 'displeased'
- August 13, 2017

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the trespassing of a United States missile destroyer in China's territorial waters violated Chinese and worldwide law, severely harmed Chinese sovereignty and security and seriously endangered the lives of soldiers at the front line. (more...)
Amit Shah invites JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar to join NDA Amit Shah invites JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar to join NDA
- August 13, 2017

Party spokesperson KC Tyagi also accused Gandhi of "exploiting" the dissidence in the JD (U), saying it is against "political decorum". "This party is not Kumar's alone but also belongs to me", said a seemingly defiant Yadav, a founder-leader of the party, who had merged his original Janata Dal with Kumar's Samata Party, in 2003, to form the JD (U). (more...)
PM Shahid Khaqan meets Sindh CM, discusses security situation PM Shahid Khaqan meets Sindh CM, discusses security situation
- August 13, 2017

Speaking about the recent controversial law that repealed the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in Sindh, the prime minister said that the law needs to be reviewed. "The law and order situation will be improved", he said adding the PML-N leadership has resolved to solve such problems. He assured the AJK Prime Minister that federal government would extend its full cooperation to state government for the development and prosperity of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. (more...)
United States sanctions on North Korea: Dead on arrival United States sanctions on North Korea: Dead on arrival
- August 12, 2017

The Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday. The document implies prohibition of imports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood from the Asian nation by the UN member states. And if that wasn't clear enough, last month, the isolated Asian nation tested intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that experts say could reach USA shores, specifically Alaska. (more...)
Flood situation in Assam worsens; 10 lakh people affected in 19 districts Flood situation in Assam worsens; 10 lakh people affected in 19 districts
- August 13, 2017

The state government has opened 15 relief camps in Lakhimpur, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Golaghat districts to help those whose homes have either been damaged or washed away in floods. The Brahmaputra has breached one more embankment in Majuli river island district where situation is fast turning serious. The present government therefore worked vigorously to fix and strengthen the embankments before the onset of monsoon and completed the works of 88 numbers of embankments in the state. (more...)
Roma won't increase Riyad Mahrez bid, wait on Leicester's answer Roma won't increase Riyad Mahrez bid, wait on Leicester's answer
- August 12, 2017

Catalan newspaper Sport report Mahrez has been offered to Barcelona, with the insinuation the offering would be from the player's entourage, and the club have politely turned the approach down. Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare was quizzed on Mahrez's future on Wednesday. "We're working on other options but we're relaxed given our squad is 90 per cent complete". (more...)
Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft
- August 12, 2017

The president has publicly linked the issue of trade fairness with his calls on China to pressure North Korea to drop its weapons program and inflammatory rhetoric. "They should not be forced to turn over the fruits of their labor". It was unclear whether the issue of trade came up. Like the president, Lighthizer has criticized multilateral venues like the World Trade Organization for failing to provide adequate tools to address China's economic violations. (more...)
Pakistan resorts to heavy firing and shelling along LoC in J&K Pakistan resorts to heavy firing and shelling along LoC in J&K
- August 12, 2017

Another soldier is reported to have been injured in Pakistan army's indiscriminate firing in the same sector. The spokesman said army men effectively returned the fire from similar caliber weapons and the Pakistani guns fell silent at around 06.45 am. (more...)
Asian Cricket Council shifted Under-19 Asia Cup out of India Asian Cricket Council shifted Under-19 Asia Cup out of India
- August 12, 2017

The PCB has said it will file a case against the BCCI in the International Cricket Council (ICC) dispute resolution committee for non-fulfillment of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play bilateral series during 2015-2023. "We have invited Sri Lanka to play a few matches (in Pakistan) after their series with us and I will try to get a reply on that invitation". The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) is waiting for a response from the Pakistan Cricket Board ... (more...)
Student pilot was flying plane before fatal crash Student pilot was flying plane before fatal crash
- August 12, 2017

Danbury Hospital says that they have one person who was hurt in the crash in their care. The pilot, a female who has yet to be identified, was extricated from the plane and taken by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital with life threatening injuries. (more...)
Trump taunts North Korea as China urges calm Trump taunts North Korea as China urges calm
- August 12, 2017

President Donald Trump is seeking continued help from China's president in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear developments. And as far as I'm concerned, I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll. (more...)
Trump touts online poll showing he's a 'better president' than Obama Trump touts online poll showing he's a 'better president' than Obama
- August 12, 2017

Earlier this week, after a Washington Post report indicated North Korea was expanding its nuclear capabilities, Trump retweeted a message from former usa ambassador John Bolton saying that "our country & civilians are vulnerable today because @BarackObama did not believe in national missile defense". (more...)
Susan Rice: Pre-emptive war with North Korea would be 'catastrophic' Susan Rice: Pre-emptive war with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'
- August 12, 2017

As has been the case nearly every week since Donald Trump was inaugurated, we need to stop and figure out how we got here. "She's certainly not referring to the United States , that I can tell you". If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea's government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday. (more...)
EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea
- August 12, 2017

The measure is part of the new round of sanctions adopted on August 5 by the United Nations Security Council in response to North Korea's nuclear and missile activities in clear violation of previous U.N. The EU also urged North Korea to immediately halt provocations, while calling on other related countries to seek the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through peaceful ways. (more...)
Light plane flips and crashes at Queensland airport Light plane flips and crashes at Queensland airport
- August 12, 2017

Sunshine Coast District Inspector Matt Wilson said the airport would remain closed for some time. "The situation is under control, there's no risk of fire or explosion and all passengers have been removed from the aircraft". They were taken to a Toledo-area hospital. Queensland police report four people were on board the flight, and all passengers have since been retrieved from the plane. (more...)
Mourinho confirms Manchester United in talks with Ibrahimovic
- August 12, 2017

We are not desperate to have it (a deal) done or not. "But we have lost important players to injury too, such as Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young , Luke Shaw, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic ". Centre-back Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku are all over 1.82m tall, giving United the second-tallest squad in the division behind Tony Pulis's West Bromwich Albion. (more...)
Markets extend losses as Korea tensions escalate Markets extend losses as Korea tensions escalate
- August 12, 2017

North Korea said that it was considering Guam as a target to fire missiles. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5.99 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,474.92. Investors, who took the North Korea report from Japan in their stride earlier in the day, lost their appetite for risk after Trump's comments to reporters during his vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. (more...)
Mum asks for Facebook group to reschedule solar eclipse Mum asks for Facebook group to reschedule solar eclipse
- August 12, 2017

Partial eclipses happen a couple of times per year around the globe, but full solar eclipses are rarer. Events include a free concert in Madisonville featuring Jennifer Nettles, a musical eclipse show in Dawson Springs, a drive-in movie eclipse watching in Franklin, a viewing party in Greenville and other events across the state including train rides, wildlife viewings, balloon rides and baseball games just to name a few. (more...)

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