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Magnitude readings vary widely on Italy quake

Magnitude readings vary widely on Italy quake Some 25 people were hurt in the quake and debris that reportedly fell from a church killed a woman in Casamicciola, which is in the island's north. The television reports said the buildings that collapsed appeared to have been inhabited and about 10 people were still unaccounted for. [Full Article...]

North Korea's dire warning to America

But a week later, Trump shared a Tweet, writing: " Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision". US Army soldiers move during the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian military exercises in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea What has Donald Trump said? But US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday the smaller troop numbers were "by design to achieve t... [Full Article...]

Buhari faces key challenges in Nigeria as he ends medical leave

President Buhari left for a medical follow-up in London on May 7, 2017. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK . Atiku said Nigerians should unite behind the president and focus " on issues that unite us rather than those that divide us, and thereby distracting the President from attending to the tasks at hand ". [Full Article...]

US, South Korea launch joint military drills despite N Korea threats

US, South Korea launch joint military drills despite N Korea threats The United States has remained technically at war with North Korea since the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty. In March, Japan conducted an unprecedented civilian evacuation drill in Oga City, Akita Prefecture. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with " fire and fury ". [Full Article...]

South Korea Military Drills Begin, Threatening North Korea

South Korea Military Drills Begin, Threatening North Korea South Korea is contributing about 50,000 service members to the drills, the same as previous year, but the USA has reduced its head count by 30% to about 17,500. In addition to South Korean and USA forces, Australia , Canada, Colombia, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will also participate in the exercise. [Full Article...]

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins US President Donald Trump assured South Korea he would consult with them before making any military decisions on North Korea , according to Moon. Pyongyang has now threatened to take action if the US and South Korea proceed with the joint military exercises . [Full Article...]

Texas man charged with trying to bomb Houston Confederate statue

Texas man charged with trying to bomb Houston Confederate statue Authorities believe Schneck had shown up with the materials needed to make a "viable explosive device", and on Monday charged him for attempting to damage the statue. Schneck lives about 2 miles away in the Rice University area, where police evacuated a neighborhood Monday morning after authorities found hazardous materials inside his home. [Full Article...]

North Korea reportedly holds off on plan to fire missiles toward Guam

North Korea reportedly holds off on plan to fire missiles toward Guam In recent days, both Koreas and the U.S. have signaled a willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path towards negotiations. Trump added that the alternative would have been very destructive and unacceptable . The president's statement came amid seemingly easing tensions between neighboring communist North Korea and South Korean ally the United States, which in recent w... [Full Article...]

Chhattisgarh child deaths: Oxygen plant operator was in inebriated condition, says govt

Chhattisgarh child deaths: Oxygen plant operator was in inebriated condition, says govt An upset medical officer then lodged a complaint with the police against Chandra, who was arrested. The oxygen pressure dropped in the special care unit where the babies were undergoing treatment, which led to the deaths. He said that although there was a drop in oxygen levels, supply was not interrupted and the authorities intervened and resolved the issue. However, talking to TOI, the spokespe... [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau joined at Montreal Pride by Irish counterpart Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Justin Trudeau joined at Montreal Pride by Irish counterpart Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Speaking to the crowd, Mr Varadkar said progressive values are "under threat" in some parts of the world, and that Ireland and Canada have a responsibility to promote them. Ireland's first openly-gay prime minister Leo Varadkar participated in Montreal's Gay Pride parade with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on August 20. [Full Article...]

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 And, the tensions were ratcheted up further when President Donald Trump made threats of fire and fury to North Korea. Pyongyang then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the U.S. ending strategic bomber training flights within an agreed distance of the North. "The United States is willing to sit down with North Korea and have a conversation", Nauert said. [Full Article...]

Britain to crack down on social media hate crime

Britain to crack down on social media hate crime It says exceptions to prosecution should be made in the case of children who may not appreciate the potential harm they have caused by publishing something online that amounts to a hate crime. These guidelines, including prosecution advice for hate crimes, are updated regularly. Hate crime reports surged following the June 2016 referendum in which Britain voted to leave the European Union. [Full Article...]

Barcelona terror suspect fatally shot by police

Barcelona terror suspect fatally shot by police Abouyaaqoub was wearing a fake explosive belt and yelled out "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) when he was confronted by police, Spain's El Pais newspaper cited anti-terrorism officials as saying. Essati, a Moroccan national who lived in Ripoll for last two years, served as imam in a local mosque, where he taught the Koran and the Arabic language. [Full Article...]

McConnell says 'zero chance' Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling

McConnell says 'zero chance' Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling Some observers say this feat could be made more hard if legislators attempt to attach partisan policy riders to it, as some conservatives have sought to attach strict measures to decrease federal spending. In the Senate, a debt-limit bill will likely need to be bipartisan, because it would take 60 votes to overcome procedural hurdles. Mnuchin said changing the tax code would help create growth, ... [Full Article...]

Missing journalist Kim Wall 'died in an accident,' submarine owner says

Missing journalist Kim Wall 'died in an accident,' submarine owner says Madsen was arrested Friday hours after his 40-ton, almost 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) submarine sank off Denmark's eastern coast. Police earlier said Madsen had reported dropping her off on a redeveloped island in Copenhagen's harbour about three-and-a-half hours into their trip. [Full Article...]

Kennedy Center awards to go on without Trump

Kennedy Center awards to go on without Trump After a brief pause, the president then pulled out his glasses. Staring directly at the sun, without the powerful ultraviolet protection afforded by eclipse glasses , can cause solar retinopathy , a condition that can lead to vision problems or even blindness. [Full Article...]

All You Need to Know for the Triad Solar Eclipse

All You Need to Know for the Triad Solar Eclipse These will be aired from Carbondale, Illinois. Highlights of the planned TSU eclipse events on Monday include a Safe viewing presentation at Hale Stadium, 10:20 am. The eclipse will end just before 4:00 p.m. It will feature the live coverage of the eclipse, an encounter with scientists, educational activities, and telescope feed, among others. [Full Article...]

Shopian student's body handed over to family

Shopian student's body handed over to family Pro-Azadi, anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans reverberated during the funeral prayers of Shopian college student Gowhar Dar at his ancestral village of Urpora here in Shopian on Sunday. SSP Shopian, S A Dinkar, told Kashmir Reader that police are investigating the incident. "His bullet-riddled body was recovered today morning", the Station House Officer said. [Full Article...]

Times and coverage for today's solar eclipse in every major Canadian city

Times and coverage for today's solar eclipse in every major Canadian city A Music War, below. If you were unable to find the protective glasses , you can also safely watch the eclipse here on our website . The last such eclipse occurred in 1918 when the path of totality crossed both the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts of the US. [Full Article...]

Clear skies forecast for Monday morning eclipse

Clear skies forecast for Monday morning eclipse Farther north and northwest, the cloud cover will most likely be higher due to storms. Monday's eclipse show in the sky will be a sight to behold and the weather is expected to cooperate. Tuesday-Wednesday: Mix of Sun and Clouds with Scattered Afternoon Storms. Hot. Heat index values as high as 100. Highs are going to be in the upper-80s to near 90. [Full Article...]


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