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Man charged in United Kingdom after sword incident near Buckingham Palace

Man charged in United Kingdom after sword incident near Buckingham Palace Mohiussunnath Choudhury, 26, of Luton was charged with "engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention to commit an act or acts of terrorism", London police announced . The third officer did not require hospital treatment. Police said they believe the suspect was acting alone. No members of the royal family were inside Buckingham Palace at the time of the incident. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un calls missile tests 'meaningful prelude' to attack on Guam

Also on Wednesday, President Trump declared "talking is not the answer" to resolving the prolonged standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Though tensions between North Korea and the United States appear to be escalating, Guam doesn't seem especially concerned about North Korea right now. [Full Article...]

Underwater Houston neighborhood shows reality of Harvey destruction

Underwater Houston neighborhood shows reality of Harvey destruction Local rivers swelled to a major flood stage, county spokeswoman Sharon Trower said. "My jail is open and you will be arrested & charged", he said. "The death of Sergeant Perez reminds us of the dangers that police officers willingly face every day in order to serve this great city". [Full Article...]

Opposition seeks President's intervention; Demands floor test in Tamil Nadu

Opposition seeks President's intervention; Demands floor test in Tamil Nadu Responding to the Governor's comments to the four leaders, DMK Working President MK Stalin accused him of acting like a broker in a fish market. Three more MLAs have joined this group, opposition parties too have demanded a floor test, but Governor Vidyasagar Rao is showing no signs of asking for one. [Full Article...]

Modi, Swiss prez hold talks on bilateral, regional, global issues

Modi, Swiss prez hold talks on bilateral, regional, global issues Addressing a joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Leuthard said that both the countries would launch Swiss-Indian friendship activities. Leuthard said she hopes by end of this year the law will be cleared by the parliament so that the AEOI will become operational and the first batch of exchanges can take place by 2019. [Full Article...]

Houston residents face red fire ants after Harvey devastation

Houston residents face red fire ants after Harvey devastation Davis warned that it's best to avoid the floating clusters of fire ants, as they are likely to latch onto humans or other obstacles that cross their path and deliver a powerful bite. Fire ants, known for their very painful bites which sting like insane and causes victims to feel like the wounds are burning, have emerged in the waters of hurricane Harvey. [Full Article...]

Instagram now lets you share landscape and portrait pics in galleries

Instagram now lets you share landscape and portrait pics in galleries Besides, Instagram also allows these albums to be saved as drafts if the user is not ready to share them. Landscape and portrait are more common in general, though, and now anyone can use them in these types of Instagram posts. It will no longer crop those photos down to a square when the album is published in a single post. This comes in handy for things like parties - maybe it is your child'... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges end to Palestinian feuding amid energy crisis

United Nations chief urges end to Palestinian feuding amid energy crisis Speaking in the coastal strip following a two-day stay in Israel, Guterres also spoke of his ongoing "dream" of a peaceful future for Israel and the Palestinians , while also calling for "unity" between Fatah and Hamas , the two main factions in Palestinian society today. [Full Article...]

Wilfried Bony signs for Swansea City from Manchester City

Wilfried Bony signs for Swansea City from Manchester City The Potters had an option to make the deal permanent at the end of his loan spell, but chose not to after he netted just twice in 11 matches. The Portuguese player has four years left on his lucrative Bayern contract and, although the season-long loan move would include a fee, it is believed the German club might pay some of his wages. [Full Article...]

CNN reporter helps desperate Texas man locate his father on live TV

CNN reporter helps desperate Texas man locate his father on live TV The only thing I got are the clothes on my back", a clearly stunned Mitchell told CNN . "I'm really glad I actually found him". "If my mom and dad are watching I'm ok". 'Okay dad, I'm going to jump on a bus. "Are you OK?" Mitchell asked his father on the phone wiping tears from his eyes. Mitchell told his father that he was about to board an evacuation bus and would "be right there". [Full Article...]

NSW woman fights for life after botched breast procedure

NSW woman fights for life after botched breast procedure The woman was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where she remains in a critical condition. Ms Shao has been charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and administering a poison. Her solicitor said Shao is a graduate of a Canton medical university and a specialist in dermatology who has practised in China and Great Britain. There was also a risk Shao would interfere with witnes... [Full Article...]

For the first time since 2014, full Nineveh province under Iraqi control

For the first time since 2014, full Nineveh province under Iraqi control Pro-government forces faced an obstacle course of roads blocked with earth embankments and strategically parked trucks, as well as sniper and mortar fire during the battle for Tal Afar. The deputy commander of the US-led coalition, British Major General Rupert Jones, has said the fall of Tal Afar would spell the end of IS in northern Iraq. [Full Article...]

World Cup 2018 Qualifier

World Cup 2018 Qualifier Goals from Takuma Asano and Yosuke Ideguchi gave the home side a deserved win that guaranteed its place at next year's finals in Russian Federation. The home side were also far slicker going forward, taking 18 shots to just five. But for 40 minutes, the Socceroos could argue they had shaded the match , and had Mat Leckie's deflected shot crept inside the post rather than off it and out, the... [Full Article...]

All options on table, Trump says after N.Korea missile test

All options on table, Trump says after N.Korea missile test This refers to North Korea's attempt to strengthen its weapons capabilities and use them to test its bargaining power against the United States . "When we leave the European Union there are a number of trade deals the European Union has with other countries and we are looking at the possibility of those being able to be brought over into certainly initial trade deals with the United Kingdom",... [Full Article...]

Syrian Children Fleeing Raqqa 'Tormented' By Years Under IS Control: Charity

Syrian Children Fleeing Raqqa 'Tormented' By Years Under IS Control: Charity Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the American-led military coalition in Iraq and Syria , has strongly criticized the agreement between Lebanonn, Syria and the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah militia to evacuate these fighters. In a televised address, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah explained on Monday his group's unprecedented decision to negotiate with ISIS . [Full Article...]

Mexico Insists Once Again It Won't Pay For Trump's Border 'Wall'

Mexico Insists Once Again It Won't Pay For Trump's Border 'Wall' Trump, he said, "wants to get a better deal" and there are opportunities to do that within NAFTA, including the possibility of opening Canada to more USA dairy products. The mayor of Hamilton, Ontario, was quick to fire back at Trump's take on NAFTA and Canada and responded to the President on Twitter . Canada and Mexico are Iowa's two largest export partners. [Full Article...]

Harvey Brings Heavy Rain and Spin-Up Tornado Threat Today

Harvey Brings Heavy Rain and Spin-Up Tornado Threat Today We will see a lot of high level cirrus clouds and some occasionally breezy NE winds on the back side of the low pressure as Harvey tracks towards Memphis. Although flooding in many areas is possible, The Weather Channel reports that it won't be anything "like we've seen in southeast Texas". Friday will bring rain to start the day, then a chance for t-storms during the late afternoon hours. [Full Article...]

Amit Shah's meeting with eight ministers fuels cabinet reshuffle buzz

Amit Shah's meeting with eight ministers fuels cabinet reshuffle buzz The Cabinet reshuffle was long overdue. Additionally, Shah also held closed-door discussions with M Thambidurai of AIADMK which is looking at being part of the NDA at the Centre amid its two factions coming together in Tamil Nadu. With Modi now the PM, the party must strive to win 150 seats, Shah had told party leaders in Gujarat earlier. In 2007 and 2002, two other polls it fought under Modi, it ... [Full Article...]

With 'The Nashville Statement,' Evangelical Leaders Up Their Homophobic Game

With 'The Nashville Statement,' Evangelical Leaders Up Their Homophobic Game If President Trump isn't actively supporting the Nashville Statement , well, he sure seems to be using similar values to craft his political agenda. " You know what this is about?" said Nancy Petty, pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris Backs Single-Payer, 'Medicare for All'

Kamala Harris Backs Single-Payer, 'Medicare for All' Sanders, I-Vt., rolled out an earlier version of his proposal during the Democratic presidential primaries in 2016. "This is about understanding, again, that healthcare should be a right, not a privilege". In particular, the leader of the push for single-payer in California said of Harris, "In terms of where the progressives live, I don't think there's any "there" there". [Full Article...]


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