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8 killed after 2 trucks crash with minibus on United Kingdom highway 8 killed after 2 trucks crash with minibus on United Kingdom highway
- August 26, 2017

The devastating crash happened on the soutbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15, near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, just before 3.15am. In a statement to The Independent , FedEx said: "We are aware of the tragic accident that occurred last night on the M1 motorway, junction 14 in the United Kingdom with a FedEx truck involved". (more...)
Hurricane Harvey lashes Texas Hurricane Harvey lashes Texas
- August 26, 2017

The hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) with higher gusts. "We hate to talk about things like that", he added. Kirsty Gillentine - a resident of the city of Corpus Christi , where Hurricane Harvey is set to wreck the most havoc - is one of the thousands who have evacuated the area. (more...)
Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas Gulf Coast Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas Gulf Coast
- August 26, 2017

Harvey is the strongest storm to hit the US since Hurricane Charley in 2004, according to the Washington Post . Matagorda Bay (no stranger to hurricanes - do a Google search on Indianola, Texas ) will bear the brunt of the storm initally. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey approaches Texas Hurricane Harvey approaches Texas
- August 26, 2017

Kirsty Gillentine - a resident of the city of Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey is set to wreck the most havoc - is one of the thousands who have evacuated the area. "There's certainly someone at the helm". Ms Gillentine said she's concerned about their safety. Honoré expressed confidence in the career staffers who have taken over key posts in the interim, but said the Trump administration should not have entered hurricane season without a permanent director at the helm of NOAA. (more...)
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- August 26, 2017

She was responding to questions on why the US President think drawing closer to India will prompt the Pakistanis to play a constructive role rather than becoming defensive and playing more into a strategy of giving harbour to extremists. Ultimately, Kelly reportedly hopes to wipe out the chaos that has plagued the White House for the past seven months and restore focus that can result in more legislative victories. (more...)
Oh no! Facebook is down for thousands of users Oh no! Facebook is down for thousands of users
- August 26, 2017

Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows some users reporting issues. Others reported difficulties using the Facebook Messenger app and Instagram, which also saw problems at around the same time. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012. (more...)
Mueller Probing Whether Flynn Helped Seek Clinton Emails from Russian Hackers Mueller Probing Whether Flynn Helped Seek Clinton Emails from Russian Hackers
- August 26, 2017

Mr. Mueller's team is also inquiring about the nature of Mr. Smith's relationship with several Trump campaign advisers and aides to the president, the people familiar with the matter said. FBI agents raided a home he owns in Alexandria, Virginia last month, and he is under federal scrutiny for his work for the Party of Regions, his offshore banking transactions, and mounting questions about whether he used his complex web of real estate dealings to launder money from Eastern Europe. (more...)
North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says
- August 26, 2017

The JCS said South Korea and USA militaries were analyzing the launch and didn't immediately provide more details. It was not immediately clear if the objects fired were missiles. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that it could have been a ballistic missile, without citing a source. It is also believed to be developing a solid-fuel missile that could be used for submarine launches . (more...)
Japan to Join US in Imposing New Sanctions on N. Korea Japan to Join US in Imposing New Sanctions on N. Korea
- August 26, 2017

Security Council resolutions. DPRK stands for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The US sanctions also target Dandong Rich Earth Trading Co Ltd, which the United States says has acted on behalf of North Korea's General Bureau of Atomic Energy - responsible for its nuclear programme - and has eased banned North Korean exports of vanadium ore. (more...)
Major League Baseball notes: Miguel Cabrera suspended seven games Major League Baseball notes: Miguel Cabrera suspended seven games
- August 26, 2017

Cabrera probably believed the pitch was thrown at him intentionally because the Tigers plunked Yankees star Gary Sanchez earlier in the game . "I know they need me so it's not a good feeling". It's too bad Michael Fulmer didn't get hit with anything, since it's his fault all this happened in the first place. (more...)
ED arrests meat exporter Moin Qureshi in money laundering case ED arrests meat exporter Moin Qureshi in money laundering case
- August 26, 2017

Querishi is expected to be presented before the Special ED Court today. It also alleged that Qureshi was involved in hawala transactions through Delhi hawala operators Parvez Ali of Turkman Gate and M/s South Delhi Money Changer (DAMINI) in Greater Kailash-1, owned by one D S Anand. (more...)
Pakistan rejects 'insinuations' in Trump's Afghanistan speech Pakistan rejects 'insinuations' in Trump's Afghanistan speech
- August 26, 2017

For now, stepped-up US military activity is needed to keep Afghanistan from falling back into the hands of the Taliban . "We are determined to pursue the goal of a political settlement. Llorens described a newly launched "compact" between Washington and the Afghan National Unity government, which he said "codifies" a number of areas in which the two governments have agreed to cooperate, such as fighting corruption and promoting investment. (more...)
White House: Trump 'Committed' to Building Wall White House: Trump 'Committed' to Building Wall
- August 26, 2017

The newly renovated Oval Office of the White House in Washington , Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, during a media tour.Carolyn Kaster (Associated Press) The White House underwent major renovations over the past 17 days, during which President Donald Trump spent most of his time at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort . (more...)
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...)