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Five missing after report of downed Army helicopter off Hawaii Five missing after report of downed Army helicopter off Hawaii
- August 16, 2017

Aerial view of Kaena Point State Park. A desperate search was underway Wednesday for five crew members who were aboard an Army helicopter that suddenly went down off of Hawaii . The Coast Guard said weather conditions at the search scene included 11 miles per hour winds with 2-foot seas. Night training offshore is routine, said Lt. (more...)
LeT commander killed in Kashmir gunfight LeT commander killed in Kashmir gunfight
- August 16, 2017

Earlier this month, several reports said that Lelhari along with another Pakistani terrorist was trapped during an encounter in a village of Pulwama district. "He (Ayub) was one of the most wanted terrorists and his killing is a great success for the forces", Superintdent Police (SP) Pulwama , Aslam Chowdhary told DH. (more...)
AIR, Doordarshan refuse to broadcast Independence Day speech: Manik Sarkar AIR, Doordarshan refuse to broadcast Independence Day speech: Manik Sarkar
- August 16, 2017

The CPM also demanded action against 'those responsible for prohibiting the broadcast, ' adding, "The Modi government should stop treating the Prasar Bharati as a department of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting". CPM leader accuses the Modi government of killing the democracy by not airing the Speech given by Tripura CM Manik Sarkar on 15 August. He also attacked PM Modi on demonetisation alleging black money in India had been legalised, and said that while the Left welcomed the ... (more...)
John Curtis Wins GOP Primary For Chaffetz Seat John Curtis Wins GOP Primary For Chaffetz Seat
- August 16, 2017

Curtis defeated former state lawmaker Chris Herrod and political newcomer Tanner Ainge for the 3rd Congressional District seat vacated by Chaffetz, who stepped down this summer to join Fox News. Five of the seven counties offer mail-in voting in Utah's 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from the Salt Lake City suburbs and several ski towns southeast to Provo and Utah coal country. (more...)
North Korea makes further Guam threats...South Korea issues warning
- August 16, 2017

But residents are increasingly anxious over Washington's escalating war of words with North Korea . Trump's unexpected remarks prompted North Korea to say on Thursday it was finalising plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land 30-40km from Guam , adding detail to a plan first announced on Wednesday. (more...)
Hezbollah Condemns Burkina Faso Terror Attack Hezbollah Condemns Burkina Faso Terror Attack
- August 16, 2017

Her husband, Mehsen Fenaiche, was also killed in the attack. One, a former French teacher from Toronto, the other a veterinary volunteer from Montreal. Police surrounded a restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Sunday after suspected jihadists raided the establishment. "The heartfelt condolences of our government go out to the loved ones of those targeted and the victims in this tragic attack", Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said during a news conference in Ottawa on Monday. (more...)
Melting Confederate statues is the kind of thing the Taliban would do Melting Confederate statues is the kind of thing the Taliban would do
- August 16, 2017

Taney, a Marylander who wrote the 1856 Dred Scott Supreme Court ruling that denied citizenship to African-Americans, and a statue of two Virginians, Confederate generals Robert E. The city's decision follows a mass hate rally in Virginia last weekend that left one counter-protester dead and almost 20 others injured when a auto barreled down a narrow street into anti-racist demonstrators. (more...)
Trump rips CEOs ditching his manufacturing council as 'grandstanders' Trump rips CEOs ditching his manufacturing council as 'grandstanders'
- August 16, 2017

Frazier is not the first executive to resign from advisory councils serving Trump. A White House official downplayed the importance of the manufacturing council and a separate policy and strategy forum featuring corporate leaders. Plank and Frazier are not the only ones who have resigned from a federal advisory council this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk resigned from the manufacturing council in June, and two other advisory groups to the president, after the US withdrawal from the Paris ... (more...)
Japan, US Conduct Live-Fire Drill Amid Escalating Regional Tension Japan, US Conduct Live-Fire Drill Amid Escalating Regional Tension
- August 16, 2017

President Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric after North Korea carried out ballistic missile tests, warning the country that it would face " fire and fury " if it continued to threaten the US and its allies. And he warned that 'if they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly'. The spokesman denied any link between the drill and recent regional tension over North Korea. (more...)
Trump Comments At Press Conference Were 'Disgusting' Trump Comments At Press Conference Were 'Disgusting'
- August 16, 2017

Still, Trump successfully managed to deeply disturb some commentators over at Fox News , one of whom called his comments during a press conference that homed in on the Charlottesville protests "disgusting" and one of the "biggest messes" she's ever seen. (more...)
After stone pelting in Ladakh, India-China to hold flag meet After stone pelting in Ladakh, India-China to hold flag meet
- August 16, 2017

The five-point intelligence assessment was made after Indian and Chinese troops confronted each other on the northern bank of Ladakh's Pangong Lake, which is claimed in parts by both India (around one-third of the total area) and China (two-thirds), and through which the Line of Actual Control passes. (more...)
Donald Trump is missing this key ingredient to being a successful president Donald Trump is missing this key ingredient to being a successful president
- August 16, 2017

Trump this morning explained his initial restrained response by saying: "The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement, but you don't make statements that direct unless you know the facts". Mr Duke has already praised the president for his latest comments. And late Tuesday, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka also resigned, saying in a statement, "We can not sit on a council for a president who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism". (more...)
Donald Trump fuels Charlottesville flames with unapologetic remarks Donald Trump fuels Charlottesville flames with unapologetic remarks
- August 16, 2017

Of the 15% of voters who said knowing the candidate "cares about me" was the most important trait in making up their mind who to vote for, Hillary Clinton beat Trump by 23 points. Trump's less-than-enthusiastic defence called into question Bannon's own assessment of the situation - he had been telling people that he believed his job was safe, following a conversation in recent days with new chief of staff John Kelly. (more...)
Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: Prasad Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: Prasad
- August 16, 2017

The shocking thing is that the last task of the game requires the person to commit suicide. Vilippilshala police had registered a case of unnatural death and were investigating the case. Sources close to the kid's family, however, denied any links to the Blue Whale Challenge and said that the family learned about its existence only after seeing media reports . (more...)
Modi says Kashmiris have right to speak in democracy Modi says Kashmiris have right to speak in democracy
- August 16, 2017

The premier also talked about the benefits of Goods and Service Tax ( GST ) - " Those who have looted the nation and looted the poor are not able to sleep peacefully today ". "The problem will be solved by embracing every Kashmiri ", he said, adding the country would move ahead with that resolve to "bring change" in the troubled state. (more...)
Neither 'Goli' nor 'Gaali' can resolve Kashmir issue, says Modi Neither 'Goli' nor 'Gaali' can resolve Kashmir issue, says Modi
- August 16, 2017

In his fourth Independence Day speech as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi called upon people to show collective determination and resolve to create a New India by 2022 , which will be free from the "poison of communalism, casteism, corruption and terrorism". (more...)
N. Korea's leader made 'very wise and well reasoned decision' N. Korea's leader made 'very wise and well reasoned decision'
- August 16, 2017

According to the paper, use military warmongers are running scared by Pyongyang's growing military might. The United States would "take out" any North Korean missile seen to be heading for American soil, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. (more...)
Hope Hicks named White House communications chief Hope Hicks named White House communications chief
- August 16, 2017

As the White House senior communications adviser, Hicks helps shape Trump's messaging. Mike Dubke, the administration's first communications director, resigned in May, with a friend saying he grew frustrated with chaos in the White House. (more...)
China reclaims position as world's largest holder of USA treasuries China reclaims position as world's largest holder of USA treasuries
- August 16, 2017

The yuan has climbed almost 4% against the dollar this year, after declining about 7% in 2016. The rise of China's holdings of USA treasuries comes as pressure from China's capital outflows eased and the Chinese currency renminbi strengthened. (more...)
Top Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charges dropped Top Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charges dropped
- August 16, 2017

Mwanza stressed that Hichilema did not deserve to undergo the dehumanising treatment and warned that all those behind his incarceration will one day be accountable. Ms Kampamba said the gesture by Mr Obasanjo and Ms Scotland to indicate their intentions to President Lungu did not amount to them seeking authority from their chief host. (more...)

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