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No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan, COAS Bajwa No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan, COAS Bajwa
- August 26, 2017

The Pakistani army chief, in response to the U.S. president's remarks, said that "we are not looking for any material or financial assistance from United States of America but trust, understanding and acknowledgement of our contributions", according to a military statement. (more...)
More Divers Joining Search Of Flooded McCain More Divers Joining Search Of Flooded McCain
- August 26, 2017

Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore", it said. The bodies of seven US sailors were found in a flooded berthing area after that collision. Aucoin assumed command of the 7th Fleet in September 2015 and was due to retire in a few weeks. (more...)
Not Mexico - for wall funding Not Mexico - for wall funding
- August 26, 2017

Q: Since the president is going full-court press threatening a shut down over funding of the wall, does that mean he is abandoning any efforts to negotiate with Mexico any payment for construction? At every campaign stop, he would engage in a call and response with supporters, asking who's going to pay for the wall and the crowd shouting "Mexico!" "I think that's a ridiculous and outrageous claim and doesn't even require a response from this podium", Sanders said. (more...)
Winning Powerball tickets sold in Hampton, Williamsburg Winning Powerball tickets sold in Hampton, Williamsburg
- August 26, 2017

Powerball officials reported early Thursday morning a winning ticket was sold in MA. The winning numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26, and the Powerball was 4. "Now it's like, 'I am a victor, ' and I'm scared, but I'll be ok". Wanczyk worked for 32 years in a clerical job in the nursing department at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, the hospital said. (more...)
Border Patrol Says Checkpoints Will Remain Open During Hurricane Harvey Border Patrol Says Checkpoints Will Remain Open During Hurricane Harvey
- August 26, 2017

Twelve people were taken into custody after Border Patrol agents intercepted two panga-style boats, attempting to smuggle the people into the country. UPDATE: Friday afternoon, CBP released another statement indicating that "Border Patrol checkpoints in the path of Hurricane Harvey in Texas will close as state highways close". (more...)
Pyongyang Guarantees Security of Foreign Tourists in North Korea Pyongyang Guarantees Security of Foreign Tourists in North Korea
- August 26, 2017

Guests will be "checked" before their trip and always accompanied by a guide who will monitor whether the behaviour of the tourist is "adequate" to " guarantee his safety". North Korea's expanding nuclear missile capabilities and stated ambitions to one day be able to strike the USA and any other part of the world with a launch from its own territory have generated condemnation among existing nuclear powers such as the U.S., the U.K., France and even China and Russian Federation. (more...)
Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea
- August 26, 2017

US Pacific Command in Hawaii, which monitors North Korean missiles, said it had detected three short range ballistic missile launches, all of which either failed in flight or exploded nearly immediately. The North's move was immediately reported to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. NORTH KOREA -North Korea fired an "unidentified projectile" from Kittaeryong into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a news release Saturday. (more...)
Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits
- August 26, 2017

President Donald Trump has directed the Pentagon to declare an indefinite ban on transgender individuals joining the military. Trump also directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security "to determine how to address transgender individuals now serving based on military effectiveness and lethality, unitary cohesion, budgetary constraints, applicable law, and all factors that may be relevant", a White House official told CNN . (more...)
It's Official, You Can Now Get A Gender Neutral Passport In Canada It's Official, You Can Now Get A Gender Neutral Passport In Canada
- August 26, 2017

This would allow Canadians to mark "X" in the space provided for gender even on their passports. Beginning on August 31, IRCC will offer interim measures (until documents can be printed with the X option) to allow individuals to add to their passport that their gender should be identified as X. (more...)
North Korea fires missile into sea North Korea fires missile into sea
- August 26, 2017

The objects flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). North Korea has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests this year. While the simulated war exercise is meant to help establish defense techniques for a potential attack, North Korea views the drills as confrontational. (more...)
More Voters Trust Media Over Trump More Voters Trust Media Over Trump
- August 26, 2017

Graham said he does not think Trump is a racist, but said the president has said things that make "a lot of people that are racist believe he is their guy". Almost two-thirds of American voters believe President Donald Trump is doing more to divide the country than he is to unite it, according to a new poll released Wednesday. (more...)
Coldplay Postpones Texas Concert Over Hurricane Coldplay Postpones Texas Concert Over Hurricane
- August 26, 2017

A rescheduled date has not yet been announced . We are really sorry for the inconveniences this will cause. "It's a tough deal when you have hurricane season during this time of the year and, like I said, I hope everybody stays safe". Cities from Corpus Christi to Houston and even more inland are expecting between 15 to 25 inches of rainfall, with some coastal areas expecting upwards of 30 inches. (more...)
CareConnect, Long Island-based Health Insurer, Going Out of Business CareConnect, Long Island-based Health Insurer, Going Out of Business
- August 26, 2017

Trump's wavering commitment to "cost-sharing" payments for insurers and the individual mandate that requires people to get health insurance or pay a tax. The release added: "It's also projected that 1,478 counties - over 45 percent of counties nationwide - could have only one issuer in 2018". Despite those challenges, insurers are expanding to fill holes in these markets because they're getting a nudge from state regulators who don't want to leave their constituents without options. (more...)
New ISIS video appears to show US-born child soldier New ISIS video appears to show US-born child soldier
- August 26, 2017

The current whereabouts of Yousef's parents are unclear and the boy switches between English and Arabic in the video. The boy, who identified himself as Yousef and claims to be the son of an American soldier, said he moved to Syria with his mother two years ago. (more...)
Egypt: Trump calls el-Sissi to stress ties despite aid cut Egypt: Trump calls el-Sissi to stress ties despite aid cut
- August 26, 2017

Egypt had protested on Wednesday a USA decision to withhold some military and financial aid over human rights concerns. Egypt receives annual military aid of 1.3 billion US dollars, making it the second largest recipient of USA annual aid after Israel , Washington's top ally in the region. (more...)
Ending DACA Would Be Ending DACA Would Be "Pandering to Far-Right Zealots"
- August 26, 2017

Unfortunately, members of the Tea Party killed the effort in Congress, Republican senators abandoned the effort, and Trump's election campaign dumbed down the GOP's immigration policy platform to three words: build a wall. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Andrew Hanen, who issued an injunction freezing an expansion of the DACA program in 2015, explained that, "DHS cannot reasonably claim that, under a general delegation to establish enforcement policies, it can establish a blanket ... (more...)
Police detain man with knife outside Buckingham Palace Police detain man with knife outside Buckingham Palace
- August 26, 2017

Police responded Friday night to an area outside Buckingham Palace due to an alleged assault. "Heavy rifles on display traffic at a halt", said Amir Jan Malik. A statement from New Scotland Yard said the officers stopped the man around 8:35 p.m. (3:35 p.m. ET) because they believed he was in possession of a knife. (more...)
Metro Vancouver bridge tolls to be lifted September 1 Metro Vancouver bridge tolls to be lifted September 1
- August 26, 2017

That's because Premier John Horgan has fulfilled an NDP campaign promise and declared that tolls will be removed from the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. A one-way crossing of the Port Mann costs $3.15 for cars, pickup trucks and SUV's, $6.30 for medium-sized vehicles like a auto with a trailer and $9.45 for commercial vehicles. (more...)
Qatar must go: Chad gives Qatari diplomats a goodbye kick Qatar must go: Chad gives Qatari diplomats a goodbye kick
- August 26, 2017

N'djamena, believed close to Libya's United Arab Emirates-backed Khalifa Haftar, blamed Qatar for supporting the Libya-based group to ouster the Deby regime. The Qatari side added that the reason of closure of the Qatar Embassy in N'Djamena is "political blackmail against the State of Qatar with the intention of joining the siege countries for very well known reasons". (more...)
Man shot after attacking Brussels troops Man shot after attacking Brussels troops
- August 26, 2017

There is a heavy police presence in the area and public transport has been restrited. The man is in a critical condition, Belgian prosecutors told Reuters. A chilling post on the Telegram app called for vehicles to mow down pedestrians on nearby Rue Neuve - where a man wearing a fake suicide belt also triggered a bomb alert a year ago. (more...)