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Peace with North Korea a 'possibility' says top U.S. general Peace with North Korea a 'possibility' says top U.S. general
- August 19, 2017

The US's top military officer has said a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable". The administration of US President Donald Trump has exhorted China to strongarm its diplomatic ally into dropping its rogue weapons programmes. "The parties, especially North Korea and the United States, have to step up their efforts to resolve it", Hua said at ... (more...)
Penn State's James Franklin Gets New 6-Year Deal, Per Report Penn State's James Franklin Gets New 6-Year Deal, Per Report
- August 19, 2017

The contract makes Franklin the fourth highest paid coach in the country, behind only Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State's Urban Meyer. Penn State stamped the envelope on the season by downing the Wisconsin Badgers in the conference championship, the first ever for Franklin over his six-year FBS head-coaching career. (more...)
South Korean Premier Rejects Opposition's Call For Nuclear Armament South Korean Premier Rejects Opposition's Call For Nuclear Armament
- August 18, 2017

He vowed to prevent war at any cost - a statement that drew a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump, who has warned of "fire and fury" if North Korea continues to threaten the US. Over the past few weeks, the United States and North Korea had been engaged in war rhetoric with both sides exchanging military threats. The presidential office has downplayed a former presidential security adviser's call for the redeployment of US tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea. (more...)
Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar
- August 19, 2017

Six Flags spokeswoman Sharon Parker told the Star-Telegram Friday that the company has made a decision to pull down the Confederate flag and instead fly six American flags over all parks. It is not the same flag as the better known Confederate Battle flag . CBSDFW.com reports that when asked why they didn't just remove the Confederate flag, Sharon Parker , communications manager for the park, said that "We just know the American flag is something we know we can stand behind". (more...)
3 children found dead in Maryland home 3 children found dead in Maryland home
- August 19, 2017

Donelan said she could not provide information about the ages of the children and whether they are related to one another. Police are investigating the deaths of three juveniles in Prince George's County. She called the neighborhood where the children were found 'quiet'. "We are now in the midst of a major investigation into what happened to these children, who killed them". (more...)
Hindu and Jewish couple ties knot in Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding Hindu and Jewish couple ties knot in Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding
- August 19, 2017

They both wore dressed up in a traditional red and white bridal colours. They tied the knot in a local Indian restaurant, Chutney Ivy, last week. She added, "I hope many many gay people - no matter what religion or culture they're in - are in loving relationships". (more...)
Barcelona terror attacks shake European travel stocks Barcelona terror attacks shake European travel stocks
- August 19, 2017

Our European opening calls: $FTSE 7353 -0.48% $DAX 12140 -0.52% $CAC 5116 -0.59% $IBEX 10369 -0.72% $MIB 21669 -0.55%. Airlines are now leading the FTSE 100 lower, after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona yesterday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. (more...)
Ex-hurricane Gert and it's effect on our weekend weather Ex-hurricane Gert and it's effect on our weekend weather
- August 19, 2017

Ireland is to feel the effects of Hurricane Gert this weekend as it makes its way across the Atlantic. The unsettled and changeable weather has already been evident so far this week with a mix of heavy downpours and strong winds. The storm, is expected to bring strong winds and rain in the North as it travels across the Atlantic and hits the United Kingdom on Sunday. Gert is expected to cross the waters to the Irish coast on Friday and will arrive fully by the latter part of the weekend ... (more...)
What Happened in the Biggest US-China Military Meeting Under Trump? What Happened in the Biggest US-China Military Meeting Under Trump?
- August 18, 2017

Mr Bannon was quoted as saying there is no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury". The North said the Guam missile strike could be reinstated in the event of "reckless actions" by Washington, and analysts say the exercise could become an alarming flash point. (more...)
BJP Received Rs 705.81 Crore Corporate Donation, Says ADR Report BJP Received Rs 705.81 Crore Corporate Donation, Says ADR Report
- August 18, 2017

Well, we don't know how true are their allegations but we do know now something that shows corporates love the saffron party more than any other national party. This is almost three times the combined corporate donations received by the remaining four parties. For example, the Satya Electoral Trust was originally set up by the Bharti group and its biggest donors over the last three years, data compiled from documents it submitted to the ECI shows, are the DLF group, the Bharti Group and ... (more...)
More global aid pledged for Sierra Leone More global aid pledged for Sierra Leone
- August 18, 2017

The death toll could reportedly reach 1000 as 600 more people are still missing, a phenomenon Seidu Nuhu believes deserves support from every single soul. The estimated death toll is around 400, with another 800 unaccounted for. We continue to coordinate with the government and other organizations to determine how we can best contribute to children's well-being within the larger response. (more...)
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" kicks off at PBS
- August 18, 2017

You may feel you don't have any concern for your own life, but please consider the lives of others on the road. This year, Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. (more...)
JNU students allege assault and molestation at Asola sanctuary JNU students allege assault and molestation at Asola sanctuary
- August 18, 2017

Around 8:30 pm on the day of the crime, the group chose to return to Delhi. So, while four of the people started walking, the girl shared a seat on the motorcycle with two boys. "At this moment, they asked for our identity cards and broke our phones". They had inflicted wounds primarily on her chest, right breast, right leg, knee and abdomen. (more...)
After Charlottesville violence, Britain condemns racism, hatred, violence After Charlottesville violence, Britain condemns racism, hatred, violence
- August 18, 2017

The President did not mention white nationalists and the alt-right movement in his remarks, and later called for a "study" of the "situation". Eventually, a vehicle rammed into a peaceful crowd of anti-white-nationalist protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer . (more...)
Michigan State, LSU Reject White Supremacist Speaker Michigan State, LSU Reject White Supremacist Speaker
- August 18, 2017

He said that the decision had been "made after assessing potential risks with campus, community, state and federal law enforcement officials following violent clashes in Charlottesville" and in light of calls online for further violence in Gainesville. (more...)
Trump raises US Cyber Command to full combatant status Trump raises US Cyber Command to full combatant status
- August 18, 2017

Rapuano said the long-awaited move reflected Cybercom's "maturity" and the Defense Department's long-term commitment to cyberspace as "a warfighting domain". Cybercom's mission is different in that it disrupts and destroys adversaries' networks against incoming threats to critical systems, including the US military's computers. (more...)
Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
- August 18, 2017

Still, he declined to say whether the USA was considering a preemptive military strike, arguing that his administration never discusses such deliberations publicly. I think it's important to be strong, but at the same time be calm. President Emmanuel Macron and Mr Trump spoke on Saturday. "She's certainly not referring to the United States, that I can tell you". (more...)
Lottery: Powerball jackpot at $535M for Saturday drawing Lottery: Powerball jackpot at $535M for Saturday drawing
- August 18, 2017

A victor who took the cash option would snag $324.2 million, though that would be subject to state and federal taxes. That historic prize totaled almost $1.6 billion. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in about 292.2 million. Players have until 8:59 p.m. Saturday night to purchase Powerball tickets in Kansas and Missouri. (more...)
United Kingdom seeks new Customs union after Brexit United Kingdom seeks new Customs union after Brexit
- August 18, 2017

A government position paper said it wanted to preserve the Common Travel Area between Northern Ireland and the Republic, allowing unimpeded movement across the island. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire said: 'This paper shows the Government's commitment to protecting and advancing the unique interests of Northern Ireland as we leave the EU. (more...)
2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter
- August 18, 2017

The search by Coast Guard, Hawaii Fire Department and Army personnel has focused on an area between two and five miles offshore. Using computer modeling, the Coast Guard is determining how the currents in those waters would likely be carrying debris and surviving crewmen, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. (more...)

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