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Charlottesville Protests: Victim And Driver Both Identified In Horrific, Deadly Vehicle Attack Charlottesville Protests: Victim And Driver Both Identified In Horrific, Deadly Vehicle Attack
- August 15, 2017

Charlottesville city officials said in a statement Sunday that "Heyer was struck down by a vehicle while exercising her peaceful first-amendment right to speech". Speaking at a vigil at the scene of the crash, she said Ms Heyer's death was "an act of terror" and a hate crime - and should be treated as such. A 20-year-old man from OH is being held and could face a second-degree murder charge. (more...)
South West Trains chaos South West Trains chaos
- August 15, 2017

London was thrown into commuter chaos this morning after a train derailed at Waterloo station - which is now undergoing massive engineering works. Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised with the disruption set to continue until the end of service. (more...)
Abe and Trump: We Need to Prevent North Korean Missile Launches Abe and Trump: We Need to Prevent North Korean Missile Launches
- August 15, 2017

Japan has deployed missile interceptor batteries along the path that North Korean ballistic missiles would fly if the country goes ahead with its threat to fire the missiles toward Guam, which hosts key US military facilities. But they agreed to further improve military readiness and ability, one of the officials told reporters. Abe has only visited the shrine in person once since taking office in 2012. (more...)
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat prevented from hoisting Tricolour in Kerala RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat prevented from hoisting Tricolour in Kerala
- August 15, 2017

Karnaki Amman School is an RSS-run school that receives aid from the state government. Mohan Bhagwat was supposed to reach the Karnaki Amman Higher Secondary School in the district to unfurl the national flag as part of the Independence Day celebrations. (more...)
Singapore sentences three Britons over sex assault Singapore sentences three Britons over sex assault
- August 15, 2017

Khong Tam Thanh, Le Michael and Vu Thai Son, all in their 20s, were originally charged with rape but admitted the lesser offence of sexual assault at the city-state's High Court after a four-day trial. They then had consensual sex. Khong and Vu were working as beauticians in the United Kingdom, while Le is unemployed. She later passed out, and the three men then took turns to have sex with her. (more...)
Charlottesville white nationalists outed on social media; 1 fired from job Charlottesville white nationalists outed on social media; 1 fired from job
- August 15, 2017

A Twitter account dedicated to calling out racism, YesYoureRacist , identified people who attended the rally using photos culled from the news and social media and listed their places of employment and other information. Cvjetanovic maintained that people like himself just want to preserve their culture and bear no ill will towards minority groups. The far right event caused the death of one woman, with scores more injured in violent clashes in Virginia. (more...)
Tensions rise between U.S. and North Korea Tensions rise between U.S. and North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph. As a result, Guam's economy relies heavily on the U.S. Armed Forces, which owns a third of the island. Axios asked several experts last month how prepared the U.S.is for a North Korean attack on the West Coast of the U.S. Worst of all, if American intentions aren't clear, an attempt to intercept a missile might be misinterpreted by Pyongyang - or Beijing or Moscow - and lead to a real shooting war. (more...)
Tensions rise between U.S. and North Korea Tensions rise between U.S. and North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph. As a result, Guam's economy relies heavily on the U.S. Armed Forces, which owns a third of the island. Axios asked several experts last month how prepared the U.S.is for a North Korean attack on the West Coast of the U.S. Worst of all, if American intentions aren't clear, an attempt to intercept a missile might be misinterpreted by Pyongyang - or Beijing or Moscow - and lead to a real shooting war. (more...)
Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer
- August 15, 2017

A 17-year-old Malden boy is accused of smashing a glass panel on the memorial on Monday. Police were alerted around 6:40 pm and the boy was held down by two bystanders until they arrived. The teen hurled a rock through a glass panel etched with numbers, representing those tattooed on the arms of the Jews and others in the concentration camps operated by Nazi Germany, police said . (more...)
U.S. seeks 'effective' ties with China's military U.S. seeks 'effective' ties with China's military
- August 15, 2017

South Korean citizens and the media have been less shy about ripping into both Trump, for his threat, and the government of President Moon Jae-in, for not taking the US president to task for evoking a potential war that would likely result in tens of thousands of Korean deaths. (more...)
Students mark eclipse with viewing events Students mark eclipse with viewing events
- August 15, 2017

Farmington was the last of the local districts to announce plans to close on the date of the total solar eclipse. "There are opportunities locally and on the Internet for parents and students to learn more about the eclipse together", Moore said. (more...)
Bail denied for Charlottesville auto suspect Bail denied for Charlottesville auto suspect
- August 15, 2017

Charlottesville's public defender's office declined to represent Fields citing a conflict because someone in the office was connected to the crash Saturday. Marissa Blair worked with Heyer at a Charlottesville law firm. Fields was arrested shortly afterward and taken into custody. "You know, my daughter's life - she's." he paused, searching for words. (more...)
Despite Rhetoric On North Korea, US Military Posture Hasn't Really Changed Despite Rhetoric On North Korea, US Military Posture Hasn't Really Changed
- August 15, 2017

Unlike President Donald Trump's lopsided focus on " fire and fury " towards North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have laid out the US's comprehensive approach to dealing with North Korea. They also warned: "As always, we will embrace military preparedness in the defense of our homeland, our citizens and our allies, and in the preservation of stability and security in Northeast Asia". (more...)
Trump's Approval Rating Sinks to Lowest Level Yet After Charlottesville Violence Trump's Approval Rating Sinks to Lowest Level Yet After Charlottesville Violence
- August 15, 2017

The president did damage control on Monday , delivering a statement from the White House where he denounced white supremacists by name. President Donald Trump's approval rating hit an all-time low amid violent clashes in Charlottesville over the weekend, according to Gallup's daily polling average released Monday. (more...)
Pence Goes Beyond Trump in Condemning White Supremacists Pence Goes Beyond Trump in Condemning White Supremacists
- August 15, 2017

Seeking to highlight the growing plight in Venezuela , Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with people who've fled the country to neighboring Colombia . Critics assailed the president for setting up a false equivalence, particularly since the worst of the mayhem was caused by a driver associated with the white supremacists who, police said, drove into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman, a 32-year-old paralegal named Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 other people. (more...)
Uber says appeals one-month Philippine suspension, resuming services Uber says appeals one-month Philippine suspension, resuming services
- August 15, 2017

Transport network firm Uber suspended its operations Tuesday morning in compliance with an order it received from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board the evening before. In a statement on Twitter, Uber said: "In response to overwhelming rider and driver demand, we have filed a motion for reconsideration with the LTFRB and will be resuming and continuing operations until the motion is resolved". (more...)
Trump Condemns US Hate Groups After White Supremacist Attack Trump Condemns US Hate Groups After White Supremacist Attack
- August 15, 2017

Much of the criticism centered around Trump blaming "many sides" for the violence. He added, "Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans". (more...)
Suspect in United States vehicle attack held 'radical beliefs': teacher Suspect in United States vehicle attack held 'radical beliefs': teacher
- August 15, 2017

CrowdJustice, a site that focuses on raising money for legal cases, has not seen any funds connected to Fields or others who were in Charlottesville , said Chief Executive Julia Salasky. But rather than try to shield them from the tragedy, Bhagia, along with a number of other mothers made a decision to attend various rallies, protests, and vigils with their children in tow (some even brought infants!). (more...)
Model Gabriella Engels accuses Grace Mugabe of attacking her at hotel Model Gabriella Engels accuses Grace Mugabe of attacking her at hotel
- August 15, 2017

The woman in question alleged Mugabe instructed her bodyguard to instruct Engels to leave her children's hotel room before the alleged assault was unleashed on beauty queen. A case of assault would be opened in Sandton police station against Zimbabwe's first lady with local law enforcement agents likely to institute investigations. (more...)
Clash Coming Over White Supremacist Appearance At UF Clash Coming Over White Supremacist Appearance At UF
- August 15, 2017

UF President Kent Fuchs has responded to students and staff that while he is disgusted by Spencer's message, his hands are tied, and he must allow the event just as any third party renter can reserve space on campus, regardless of message. Spencer's "Unite the Right" protest in Charlottesville, Virginia began Friday night with a tiki-torch-lit procession to the confederate monument near the University of Virginia campus, Spencer's alma mater. (more...)