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South Korea and U.S. troops start drills amid Pyongyang nuclear war threat South Korea and U.S. troops start drills amid Pyongyang nuclear war threat
- August 22, 2017

The August 21 to August 31 exercises involve computer simulations created to prepare for the unthinkable: war with nuclear-capable North Korea . The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian is a military drill which sees the United States and South Korea join forces in a string of exercises. (more...)
One dead after 4.0 earthquake hits Italy One dead after 4.0 earthquake hits Italy
- August 22, 2017

In its Casamicciola commune, " an inhabited building collapsed in Maio Square ", Italian Rai News reported, citing local officials. Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) put the magnitude at 4.0 but both the U.S. (more...)
Valme Hospital patient dies after 'cut in half' by a lift Valme Hospital patient dies after 'cut in half' by a lift
- August 22, 2017

Her baby, who was not harmed in the incident, was transported to the Virgen del RocĂ­o children's hospital. It is understood that her head was trapped between the lift frame and roof as it started moving upwards with her feet left dangling in the lift shift. (more...)
Mother of newborn cut into half in hospital lift accident Mother of newborn cut into half in hospital lift accident
- August 22, 2017

A suspected mechanical fault activated the elevator before she was fully pushed into the cabin and the doors had closed properly at approximately 14:30pm local time on Sunday. We still can't believe what's happened. "This cannot continue. Today it has been Rocio, but tomorrow it could be another person". She had two other daughters, aged four and five. (more...)
Mother of newborn cut into half in hospital lift accident Mother of newborn cut into half in hospital lift accident
- August 22, 2017

A suspected mechanical fault activated the elevator before she was fully pushed into the cabin and the doors had closed properly at approximately 14:30pm local time on Sunday. We still can't believe what's happened. "This cannot continue. Today it has been Rocio, but tomorrow it could be another person". She had two other daughters, aged four and five. (more...)
Trump Briefly Takes off Eclipse Glasses, Looks at Sun Trump Briefly Takes off Eclipse Glasses, Looks at Sun
- August 22, 2017

Moments later, as the peak of the eclipse approached, Trump put on glasses. President Donald Trump ignored the advice of optometrists and scientists nationwide Monday when he squinted to look up at the sun during the 2017 solar eclipse. (more...)
Barcelona Attack Latest: Suspect May Have Fled To France, Police Say Barcelona Attack Latest: Suspect May Have Fled To France, Police Say
- August 22, 2017

Police said Abouyaaqoub had first fled Las Ramblas on foot amid the chaos of the attack, then commandeered the vehicle, stabbing the driver, 34-year-old Pau Perez, to death before smashing his way through a police checkpoint and ditching the auto in the nearby town of Sant Just Desvern. (more...)
Triple Talaq: Supreme Court Will Pronounce Judgment Aug. 22 Triple Talaq: Supreme Court Will Pronounce Judgment Aug. 22
- August 22, 2017

In their affidavit before the court, they said that qazis all over the country have been instructed that they would while performing nikah, record in the Nikahnama, that the bride has opted out of triple talaq in one sitting. The Centre took a firm stand, saying that oral, instant divorce must be declared unconstitutional and also asserted "triple talaq is not a basic and integral part of Islam". (more...)
U.S. teen pleads guilty to internet villain-inspired attack U.S. teen pleads guilty to internet villain-inspired attack
- August 22, 2017

She said she feared the Slender Man would harm her and her family if she did not kill Leutner. Anissa Weier is led into court where she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge (WISN 12 News) Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser (pictured aged 12) were accused of stabbing classmate Payton Leutner 19 times in a Waukesha, Wisconsin, park in 2014.The "Slender Man" is a fictional horror character popular on the internet. (more...)
More than 600 still missing after deadly floods in Sierra Leone More than 600 still missing after deadly floods in Sierra Leone
- August 22, 2017

A relationship between the Saddlers and people living in the West African country of Sierra Leone was established previous year by Steve Davies, secretary of the Walsall FC Supporters' Trust. At Connaught Hospital, morgue worker Mohamed Sinneh Kamara said: "We buried 50 more bodies on Friday". "Initially, we had a large number of corpses that were recovered, but for the past two or three days, I think the average has been about ten". (more...)
Grifton public library gives out free solar eclipse glasses Grifton public library gives out free solar eclipse glasses
- August 22, 2017

Jamaicans are being urged not to look at the sun during the eclipse as this can cause damage to the retina. For the more adventurous star-gazer or just simply people who want to appreciate the event in person a pair of special glasses with solar filters commonly referred to as "Eclipse Glasses". (more...)
Texas man charged with trying to bomb Houston Confederate statue - RT America Texas man charged with trying to bomb Houston Confederate statue - RT America
- August 22, 2017

The statue of Dowling, a Houstonian who served as a Confederate officer during the Civil War, is one of hundreds of monuments to the Confederacy that have come under increased scrutiny after a white supremacist rally in Virginia supporting such memorials became violent. (more...)
North Korea issues new threats after U.S. confirms nearby military exercises North Korea issues new threats after U.S. confirms nearby military exercises
- August 22, 2017

In response, President Moon Jae-in warned Pyongyang on August 21 not to use the joint military exercises as a pretext for provocations, stressing the drills are "defensive in nature". Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have grown in recent weeks. It added: "Reckless and wild acts of the United States can accelerate its final ruin". (more...)
No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Jumps to $650 Million For Wednesday No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Jumps to $650 Million For Wednesday
- August 22, 2017

None were sold in Maryland. A Powerball jackpot hasn't been hit since June 10 when $447.8 million was awarded to a single victor in California. The jackpot now rolls to an estimated $650 million for Wednesday's drawing, according to officials. (more...)
Mitch McConnell: 'Zero Chance' US Fails to Raise Debt Ceiling Mitch McConnell: 'Zero Chance' US Fails to Raise Debt Ceiling
- August 22, 2017

What is still unclear is how the debt ceiling might get raised, while the bill will be a significant test for the Republican majorities in Congress and President Donald Trump . Mr. Mnuchin reiterated his preference for a "clean" debt-limit increase without policy strings attached. "I think that everybody understands this is not a Republican issue, this is not a Democrat issue", Mnuchin said. (more...)
Confident United an improvement on last season - Pogba Confident United an improvement on last season - Pogba
- August 22, 2017

Fellow Sky Sports analyst Thierry Henry agreed, adding: "That's something he needs to bring to his game". "Now even when you score people say you should do more, that's the way it is". "There was happiness in our play", United manager Jose Mourinho said. "I didn't feel the risk was big". Last week, Mourinho said United were looking to sign a winger after signing three of his four transfer targets - defender Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku ... (more...)
Filipinos killed in fresh Abu Sayyaf attack in southern Philippines Filipinos killed in fresh Abu Sayyaf attack in southern Philippines
- August 22, 2017

Among the dead were villagers and a militiaman. The first attack was on February 27, 2010 by 70 Abu Sayyaf bandits, setting fire to homes and killing at least 11 people. THE military rescued Vietnamese sailor, Do Trung Huiqe, kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in November previous year and held captive on Mataja Island in Basilan. (more...)
Yet another group pulls event out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago Yet another group pulls event out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago
- August 22, 2017

According to the Palm Beach Post , the Cleveland Clinic - a leading research hospital - and the American Cancer Society have pulled upcoming events from being held at the Florida estate. "We have an unyielding commitment to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world", said Andrew Aiken, the zoo's CEO and president. (more...)
Missing journalist Kim Wall 'died in an accident,' submarine owner says Missing journalist Kim Wall 'died in an accident,' submarine owner says
- August 21, 2017

A major search was launched involving the Danish Navy, including two helicopters and three ships, which briefly spotted the sub before it sank. Rescue crews reported seeing Madsen standing aboard the submarine wearing trademark military fatigues in the vessel's tower whilst it was still afloat. (more...)
Total solar eclipse completes path across America Total solar eclipse completes path across America
- August 21, 2017

Those participating will make "glow in the dark slime" before they go outside to experience the eclipse. Maggie Bockus, a retired school teacher in Saint John, N.B., said she expects watching the eclipse will make her feel "humble". But don't be tempted to look at the sun directly. Watch The Eclipse Make Its Way Across The U.S. Zoo spokesman Jim Bartoo says people were camping out at the zoo entrance at 6 a.m., three hours before the gates opened and seven-and-a-half hours before totality. (more...)