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Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
- August 22, 2017

North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland has fueled a surge in tensions in recent days. Japan is likely to increase its defence spending at a faster pace in its next five-year plan from April 2019 than the annual 0.8 percent average rise in its current mid-term plan, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. (more...)
Why you shouldn't take selfies during the eclipse Why you shouldn't take selfies during the eclipse
- August 22, 2017

It's an event that hasn't happened in almost a century: A coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States. But your phone screen can reflect ultraviolet light back into your eye, according to Tezel, potentially causing the same damage - solar retinopathy - that looking at the sun itself can cause. (more...)
Katy Perry Addresses Those Orlando Bloom Rekindled Romance Rumors Katy Perry Addresses Those Orlando Bloom Rekindled Romance Rumors
- August 22, 2017

The "Chained to the Rhythm" hitmaker famously fell out with the "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer when the blonde beauty accused Katy of sabotaging her "Red Tour" in 2014 by stealing three of her backing dancers but now Katy is keen to see their "beef" end. (more...)
Kissimmee city offices will close Thursday for officers' funerals Kissimmee city offices will close Thursday for officers' funerals
- August 22, 2017

Other charges likely will be filed. - The Kissimmee Police Department has announced that a joint funeral will be held for Sergeant Richard "Sam" Howard and Officer Baxter, who were killed in the line of duty over the weekend . He was married to another Kissimmee police officer and they have four children. He and his wife have one child. Two Florida police officers were fatally shot in a district where the top prosecutor says she is no longer seeking the death penalty. (more...)
'That's hypocrisy': Sam Armytage grills Melbourne mayor after council dumps Australia Day 'That's hypocrisy': Sam Armytage grills Melbourne mayor after council dumps Australia Day
- August 22, 2017

Assistant Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, who stripped Yarra Council of its authority, last week threatening to do the same to other councils, which would put Darebin in line for discipline. "That's hypocrisy", Ms Armytage said. "Given we are the closest level of government to our community, we are in touch with the centre about community, and we are giving voice to that sentiment". (more...)
North Korea slams joint US-South Korea military drills North Korea slams joint US-South Korea military drills
- August 22, 2017

In June, China initiated a road map for the settlement of North Korean crisis, a so-called double freeze plan, which outlines a scenario where there is simultaneous cessation of North Korea's nuclear activity and US-South Korean military exercises. (more...)
South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions
- August 22, 2017

The annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise began on Monday and involves more than 17,000 American troops along with small contingents from Britain, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, New Zealand and the Netherlands. "In close collaboration with our allies, there are strong military consequences if the DPRK initiates hostilities", he said. Amid the fiery volley of threats, North Korea declared the " Ulchi Freedom Guardian " (UFG) could lead to "nuclear war". (more...)
Serbia recalls embassy staff from Macedonia Serbia recalls embassy staff from Macedonia
- August 22, 2017

Vucic cryptically referred to "a different and new environment" in Macedonia, and said things would become clearer in coming days. In April , a member of the Serbian secret service and a segment of the diplomatic staff was with the crowd of Macedonian nationalists who invaded the parliament in Skopje and attacked opposition lawmakers. (more...)
Police identify three girls found stabbed to death in Maryland home Police identify three girls found stabbed to death in Maryland home
- August 22, 2017

Williams did leave his other two-year-old sister unharmed, though she was in the house with him, The Washington Post reported. Donelan said advising administrations are being made accessible for the officers who initially touched base on the scene, and the same might be made accessible for flame work force. (more...)
Moon says even slight conflict on Korean Peninsula may threaten many lives Moon says even slight conflict on Korean Peninsula may threaten many lives
- August 22, 2017

A confidential USA intelligence assessment recently determined North Korea had created a miniaturized nuclear warhead. The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian is a military drill which sees the USA and South Korea join forces in a string of exercises. (more...)
Autopsy finds 17-year-old killed 'intentionally' in Duterte's drug war Autopsy finds 17-year-old killed 'intentionally' in Duterte's drug war
- August 22, 2017

And witnesses say he was beaten, handed a gun, told to run and then was shot. Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday said he would file a bill requiring policemen to wear body cameras to collect video footage of all drug raids implemented by authorities following the death of 17-year old Kian Loyd "Ian" delos Santos at the hands of police anti-illegal drugs operatives. (more...)
North Korea warns of nuclear war over United States military drills with South North Korea warns of nuclear war over United States military drills with South
- August 22, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly hinted at possible military action against the reclusive North after Pyongyang said it may consider launching ballistic missiles toward the U.S. South Koreans opposed to the joint U.S. Around 30 servicemen from the RAF, Navy and Army have flown to South Korea to take part in ten days of land, air and sea war games involving some 80,000 troops. (more...)
U.S. defector to North Korea dies, aged 74 U.S. defector to North Korea dies, aged 74
- August 22, 2017

The US and Japanese officials said they will not postpone their planned joint military exercises, despite North Korea saying it views the drills near its border as a threat to its security. "It reinforces the images of the strides North Korea made in missile capability and how North Korea is undaunted by any challenges to its sovereignty." he said. (more...)
North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills
- August 22, 2017

Tensions have soared in recent months over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions, which have seen it subjected to a seventh round of United Nations Security Council sanctions. "I don't think that he is trying to show a certain willingness to launch military action". "In terms of defence, we are joined at the hip", Mr Turnbull said. (more...)
S.Korea, US begin annual military drills S.Korea, US begin annual military drills
- August 22, 2017

Following North Korea's July 28 test of a missile capable of striking the United States, tensions between the two countries and the risk of military confrontation have escalated to new heights. The United States should take the initiative in pursuing such talks. "Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, ... (more...)
Social Media Reacts to Trump's Comments on Confederate Statues Social Media Reacts to Trump's Comments on Confederate Statues
- August 22, 2017

President Donald Trump is touting a primary opponent looking to unseat GOP Sen. "He just can't forget his election trouncing". The president does appear to have a point - he never explicitly said on Tuesday that he sees white supremacist groups and counter-protesters on the same moral level. (more...)
Trump 'sad' over removal of 'our lovely statues' Trump 'sad' over removal of 'our lovely statues'
- August 22, 2017

Support for impeachment also grew among independents, from 27% to 38%. Notwithstanding its self-professed tag of being the world's greatest democracy, the country's founders were slave-owners, and white supremacists - many of whom adore Trump for his unabashedly nativist stance - idolize and idealize the country's dark past, including celebrating Southern Confederate generals who opposed the end of slavery. (more...)
North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail' North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'
- August 22, 2017

North Korean news agency KCNA has since reported that Australia's allegiance to the USA and its decision to take part in a military drill in South Korea was a "suicidal act". Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said North and South Korea and the United States all needed to make more effort to ease tension. (more...)
US, South Korea Begin Joint Military Exercises Amid Pyongyang Hostility US, South Korea Begin Joint Military Exercises Amid Pyongyang Hostility
- August 22, 2017

Joint exercises happen twice a year - once in March, again in August. -South Korea military exercises demonstrate near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. The joint military drill has this year antagonised the North more than usual given the heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. (more...)
Paul Ryan: I Heard New Trump 'Doctrine' in Afghan Speech Paul Ryan: I Heard New Trump 'Doctrine' in Afghan Speech
- August 22, 2017

The question came from Rabbi Dena Feingold , the sister of former Democratic Sen. The Ryan town hall began 30 minutes later than originally planned to accommodate Trump's nationwide address where he outlined a new strategy for troops in Afghanistan. (more...)

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