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US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen, one service member missing US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen, one service member missing
- August 26, 2017

It's unclear what caused the Black Hawk to crash. "This aircraft was based and launched from an overseas location [in support of] U.S. Central Command operations", the email said, declining to name the location due to operational concerns. (more...)
Navy 7th Fleet commander to be removed Navy 7th Fleet commander to be removed
- August 26, 2017

The admiral did not rule out some kind of outside interference or a cyber-attack being behind the latest collision, but said he did not want to prejudge the inquiry. Back in June, seven sailors died when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan , leading to the death of seven sailors. (more...)
Trump's top economic official denounces his defense of white supremacists Trump's top economic official denounces his defense of white supremacists
- August 26, 2017

Another Jewish-American in the administration, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, also faced calls to quit in the aftermath of Charlottesville , but has refused to do so, and has staunchly defended Trump . President Donald Trump has been using Twitter to blast Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and reportedly erupted into a profane shouting match with McConnell during an August 9 phone call. (more...)
Exclusive first look: Trump attacks Flake in new Ward campaign ad Exclusive first look: Trump attacks Flake in new Ward campaign ad
- August 26, 2017

Flake's been a critic of Trump since early on, and Trump has fought back by speaking out against the Arizona senator. Last week, the president tweeted that Flake is "WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate". Look forward to welcoming him to Arizona. But Ward has had early success rallying Trump's supporters to her cause. Flake has drawn the ire of the president over his hesitance to support a border wall between the USA and Mexico, much of which would be in Arizona. (more...)
China, S Korea mark 25 years of ties China, S Korea mark 25 years of ties
- August 26, 2017

According to a release from the South Korean Foreign Affairs Ministry, Moon took note in his message to Xi of the "significant development" in bilateral relations since 1992. Relations between China and South Korea soured in recent months after Seoul brought U.S. missile systems to the peninsula with a stated goal of protecting its territory from North Korea. (more...)
Family leg it when child breaks museum's 800-year-old casket Family leg it when child breaks museum's 800-year-old casket
- August 26, 2017

When the sarcophagus was first discovered it contained a skeleton, which likely belonged to a senior monk. Ignoring the protective barrier around the exhibit, the boy was placed inside the open casket at Prittlewell Priory Museum in Southend, Essex. (more...)
'Pakistan's population surges to 207.8 mn' 'Pakistan's population surges to 207.8 mn'
- August 26, 2017

The number of people living in rural areas was put at 132.189m - 64.886m female and 63.3m male. However, this population size of 207.774 million does not include census figures of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Its population grew by 72 per cent. The total population of FATA stands at 5,001,676, showing 2.41 annual growth rate. In 1998, Rawalpindi's population was 1.4 million. (more...)
Ten civilians killed in US-backed raid in Somalia Ten civilians killed in US-backed raid in Somalia
- August 26, 2017

In a statement, it denied there had been civilian casualties and said eight al-Shabaab terrorists had been killed by the Somali National Army. The White House has granted the US military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al Shabaab, in the latest sign President Donald Trump is increasing USA military engagement in the region. (more...)
Pakistan made honest efforts for peace in Afghanistan: FO Pakistan made honest efforts for peace in Afghanistan: FO
- August 26, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday met the top military leadership to formulate a response to the new U.S. policy on Afghanistan that includes greater pressure on Islamabad to do more to rein in militants. "We will maintain pressure on the Taliban to join a peace process with the Afghan government to end the war in Afghanistan". Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of Asia Programme at The Wilson Centre, said the dialogue was meant to convene former government and ... (more...)
Tillerson says USA won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan Tillerson says USA won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan
- August 26, 2017

After 16 years in Afghanistan , the cost of war has risen to an estimated $700 billion. We have hardly established a foundation for a stable nation, much less built anything on it. Though some describe Afghanistan as America's longest war, it can also be compared with US military deployments in Germany, Japan and South Korea, which have lasted far longer and which, as the Pacific naval accidents this summer underlined, also have their cost in lives. (more...)
Pakistan could lose privileged ally status over terror safe havens, warns US Pakistan could lose privileged ally status over terror safe havens, warns US
- August 26, 2017

Trump has indicated that while it "may be possible" to have a political settlement with "elements in the Taliban ", this can take place only after it ends violence.Secretary of State Tillerson has stated: "This entire effort is meant to put pressure to have the Taliban understand that you will not win a battlefield victory and we may not win one, but neither will you". (more...)
Prime Minister Modi undertakes aerial survey of Bihar floods Prime Minister Modi undertakes aerial survey of Bihar floods
- August 26, 2017

Meanwhile, death toll in Bihar flood has reached 394. After the PM's visit and flood review, a central team would make the ground assessment as floodwaters started receding on Friday. The action has rung alarm bells at state capital Patna , as this incident has exposed the ground realities in the flood affected districts, where flood victims are struggling to save their cattle, mostly cows and buffaloes. (more...)
North Korea fires three missiles, all fail North Korea fires three missiles, all fail
- August 26, 2017

It said earlier that the third missile appears to have blown up immediately. North Korea's threat, published by state media, said: "We solemnly warn not only the USA and puppet group but also satellites, including United Kingdom and Australia, which are taking advantage of the present war maneuvers against the north that they would face a miserable end if they join in play with fire by tiger moths of war". (more...)
Independence Trust CO Raises Position in Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Independence Trust CO Raises Position in Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)
- August 26, 2017

The stock has a market capitalization of $188.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.189 and a beta of 1.01. The stock rose 0.09% or $0.07 reaching $79.6 per share. The company holds 4.68 billion outstanding shares and 4.58 billion shares are floating in market. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $45.69. (more...)
Wall St declines on Trump's govt shutdown warning Wall St declines on Trump's govt shutdown warning
- August 26, 2017

During his campaign-style rally on Tuesday in Phoenix, Trump vowed he would get the border wall he promised on the 2016 campaign trail - or else. And I guess this is OK with his supporters. "The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!That should NEVER have happened!" "I'm willing to do it whenever it makes sense", Rep. (more...)
Fidayeen attack in DPL Pulwama Fidayeen attack in DPL Pulwama
- August 26, 2017

Unconfirmed reports suggest three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and three policemen were injured in the attack. The camp, that has been attacked, is situated in a high-security area and close to Deputy Commissioner and SSP office on Shopian-Pulwama highway. (more...)
Wikileaks says 'CIA can access Aadhaar database', government denies claim Wikileaks says 'CIA can access Aadhaar database', government denies claim
- August 26, 2017

According to the story published on Great Game India , Express Lane which is a covert information collection tool used by the Central Intelligence Agency to secretly exfiltrate data collection, has been used to get access to biometric data. (more...)
USA says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch USA says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 26, 2017

North Korea's last missile test on 28 July was for an intercontinental ballistic missile created to fly 10,000 km (6,200 miles). The KCNA said Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had recently stated that Australian military forces would fight alongside the United States military if the latter was attacked by North Korea. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Has 20000 Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck at Sea Hurricane Harvey Has 20000 Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck at Sea
- August 26, 2017

The four vessels have a combined capacity of about 15,000 cruisers. There, the ships will replenish fuel, fresh water, and food supplies. The hurricane, which is set to make landfall near Corpus Christi on Friday evening, has already caused flooding issues along Galveston Island's Harborside Drive, the street along which the cruise terminal is located. (more...)
Confederate group sues University of Texas for removing monuments Confederate group sues University of Texas for removing monuments
- August 26, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin is facing a lawsuit after it chose to remove three Confederate statues from its campus August 20. The university planned to relocate the statues to another place on campus other than the Main Mall. That lawsuit was not successful and the statue was moved. In an email sent to the University the night of August 20, Fenves said the historical significance of the statues was "severely compromised by what they symbolize". (more...)

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