• Sea Games Upside-down Flag: Indonesia Sends Diplomatic Note
Sea Games Upside-down Flag: Indonesia Sends Diplomatic Note

The blunder came to light at Saturday's opening ceremony of the 29th South-East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur , where the souvenir magazine was handed out to dignitaries - including Indonesia's sports minister Imam Nahrawi, who tweeted a picture of the offending page.

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  • Iraqi forces begin operation to retake town from Islamic State
Iraqi forces begin operation to retake town from Islamic State

The Tal Afar counter-offensive is expected to be one of the bloodiest as the 1,000-odd estimated Isis fighters have nowhere to flee with the city being encircled by Kurdish and Iraqi forces. The offensive unites U.S-backed Iraqi forces with Iran-supported. All branches of the Iraqi security forces will take part in the liberation of Tal Afar: the...

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  • EPL: Liverpool pip Crystal Palace
EPL: Liverpool pip Crystal Palace

Last season James Milner was played in that position amid a lack of faith in Alberto Moreno, but the England worldwide was limited in what he could do in an unnatural position. "I can have nothing to say about his attitude because since he got the back injury, he hasn't been in training". Right-back Nathaniel Clyne and midfielder Adam Lallana a...

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  • Trump's favorability rating falls in three key states he won in 2016
Trump's favorability rating falls in three key states he won in 2016

In Michigan , 36-percent of those polled approve of President Trump's job performance. while 55-percent disapprove. In Pennsylvania , 17% of voters strongly approve of Trump while 54% disapprove-41% of them strongly. This latest poll contrasts slightly with a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University that showed an uptick in Trump's ap...

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  • Utkal Express derailment: At least 23 killed, 96 injured
Utkal Express derailment: At least 23 killed, 96 injured

Four division level engineers have been suspended by railways. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an inquiry into the derailment. According to reports, the train was scheduled to travel to Bihar's Kishanganj, carrying soil for the flood-affected region.

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  • Hezbollah says begun assault on IS Lebanon border pocket from Syria
Hezbollah says begun assault on IS Lebanon border pocket from Syria

Samir Geagea, a leading Lebanese Christian politician and longstanding opponent of Hezbollah and Syrian influence in Lebanon, said the visit to Syria would "shake Lebanon's political stability and put Lebanon in the Iranian camp". The campaign will involve cooperation between the two sides - although Lebanese authorities insist they are not coordin...

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  • Barcelona attack: Key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead
Barcelona attack: Key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

The Islamic State struck again on August 17, when a van ran over people in downtown Barcelona , killing at least 13 and leaving over a hundred injured. Abella said the Philippine government has been in touch with authorities and leaders of the Filipino community in Spain to ensure that Filipinos there are safe.

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  • Why is India's prime minister playing down the deaths of children?
Why is India's prime minister playing down the deaths of children?

He further said both the prime minister and the RBI have to answer as to who is lying. "Do not ask why but ask why not, he said, (We have to go ahead with the belief and resolve that our country has changed for better, is changing and can be changed)".

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  • Trump Goes After Graham and Flake on Twitter
Trump Goes After Graham and Flake on Twitter

Heyer", Graham said in the statement, referencing Heyer, who died from injuries sustained at the rally in the Virginia city Saturday. When Donald Trump repeatedly refused to condemn white supremacy after the riots in Charlottesville, and blamed " both sides " for Nazi demonstrators macing, beating, and ramming unarmed protestors with a auto, no...

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  • South African Airways suspends all flights to Zimbabwe
South African Airways suspends all flights to Zimbabwe

Grace is alleged to have assaulted 20-year-old South African woman Gabriella Engels, who was in the company of the Mugabes' sons, Robert Junior and Bellermine, at a Sandton hotel last Saturday night. "There would obviously be implications for our relations with Zimbabwe". South Africa's foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment when contacte...

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  • Six US police officers shot in one night in Florida and Pennsylvania
Six US police officers shot in one night in Florida and Pennsylvania

Originally police said they believed there were four suspects but today they said no other arrests are anticipated. "This evening, Sgt. Sam Howard , a 10-year veteran of the Kissimmee police department and officer Matthew Baxter , a three-year veteran of the Kissimmee police department checked out suspicious persons...in the city".

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  • Democrats Push To Remove Confederate Statues From The Capitol
Democrats Push To Remove Confederate Statues From The Capitol

The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a call by Democratic lawmakers to remove Confederate statues on display in the halls of Congress. The Congressional Black Caucus also proposed Confederate statues get taken down from the U.S. Capitol building. Lawmakers pa...

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  • Pelosi touts House push to censure Trump
Pelosi touts House push to censure Trump

Heather Heyer was struck and killed by a auto driven, police allege, by one of the rally's attendants. Following the violent incident in Charlottesville , Trump said "there is blame on both sides". Congresswoman Katherine Clark , D-Melrose, meanwhile, said she was glad to join her Democratic colleagues in the effort to censure the president. ...

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  • Trump says decision made on new Afghan strategy
Trump says decision made on new Afghan strategy

Now, Vice President Pence and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster are also taking up the cause of large-scale escalation , pushing Trump to accept the recommendations of the commanders. As part of this plan, USA soldiers would join Afghan forces at the brigade level. Prince has promoted his plan in media interviews, but officials said McMast...

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  • US, South Korea engage in war games over North Korea's missile threat
US, South Korea engage in war games over North Korea's missile threat

Thousands of USA and South Korean soldiers will begin military exercises on Monday, prompting China and North Korea to respond by asking the two countries to cancel the drills. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said. Provocative language has been in the air between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the US, with US Presiden...

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  • Vishal Sikka: Infosys Too Resistant to Change, I Quit
Vishal Sikka: Infosys Too Resistant to Change, I Quit

In a letter to the Infosys board , Sikka said the "continuous stream of distractions and disruptions" became increasingly personal and negative, forcing him to quit. Murthy said news daily a few months ago that to some departing employees, providing huge severance pay while giving only 80 percent variable for employees in t5he company is one suc...

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  • Secret Service investigating Missouri lawmaker's post
Secret Service investigating Missouri lawmaker's post

In addition to partywide condemnation of Chappelle-Nadal's post , state Rep. Joshua Peters, D-St. "But, what I posted earlier, I truly believe will happen, sooner ... "I refuse to resign for exercising my First Amendment rights, even though what I said was wrong ", she said. "I do not think that's the message we want to send to people of Missou...

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  • New NAFTA talks begin in Washington
New NAFTA talks begin in Washington

The agreement has also led to a steady flow of lost jobs for American workers to Mexico, he said. "We can not ignore the huge trade deficits, the lost manufacturing jobs, the businesses that have closed or moved because of incentives - intended or not - in the current agreement", he said.

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  • U.S. amps up Cyber Command to combat cyberspace threats
U.S. amps up Cyber Command to combat cyberspace threats

The announcement means U.S. cyber command may eventually be split off from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency (NSA). The elevation of the command's status " demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries ", Trump wrote.

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  • Model was offered cash to make Grace Mugabe assault 'go away'
Model was offered cash to make Grace Mugabe assault 'go away'

According to an earlier statement on Tuesday by South Africa's police minister Fikile Mbalula, Grace Mugabe handed herself over to the police and will be charged with assault. "She has her own version of the events ..." They said the suspect could not be named as she had not yet appeared in court. "We hope police will do their duty, we will als...

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  • Attack from North Korea not imminent
Attack from North Korea not imminent

Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo and Army Lieutenant General HR McMaster, Donald Trump's national security adviser, said the U.S. can no longer stand by as North Korea develops nuclear missiles. He also will discuss military options in the event the "diplomatic and economic pressurization campaign" fails. The call came after Trump...

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  • Artist from Chesapeake creates mural honoring Heather Heyer
Artist from Chesapeake creates mural honoring Heather Heyer

White supremacists had threatened to attend, but none appeared to be at the site. Heyer's grandfather, Elwood Shrader, said she always wanted fairness, even from a young age, and was quick to call out something that wasn't right. "I could have said, 'Let's don't do this publically, let's have a small private funeral.' But that's not who Heather w...

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  • United Kingdom wants to avoid 'hard border' in Ireland
United Kingdom wants to avoid 'hard border' in Ireland

In a government document paper published on Wednesday, the British government said it wanted a seamless and "frictionless" frontier between Ireland and Northern Ireland without either a physical border or border checks. The IFA called for a balanced Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom with no tariffs on agricultural products and fo...

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  • Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU
Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU

In a government document paper published on Wednesday, the British government said it wanted a seamless and "frictionless" frontier between Ireland and Northern Ireland without either a physical border or border checks. Britain's Brexit minister, David Davis , said in a statement: "The UK is the EU's biggest trading partner so it is in...

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  • LeT commander Lelhari killed in Pulwama encounter
LeT commander Lelhari killed in Pulwama encounter

Lelhari is the second major Lashkar operative killed in South Kashmir within the past fortnight. Muhammad Ayub Lone alias Ayub Lalhari was reportedly travelling in a Tavera vehicle when the security forces intercepted it outside Banderpora village of Pulwama's Koil area, leading to a brief exchange of fire.

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  • Lost engagement ring turns up 13 years later on a carrot
Lost engagement ring turns up 13 years later on a carrot

She was 71 when she lost the ring she had worn since 1951. That's exactly what happened to Mary Grams , of Edmonton, Canada. She said that while it looked pretty weird, it was interesting and that she had never seen anything like that before.

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  • Economy grows annualized 4.0% in April-June period
Economy grows annualized 4.0% in April-June period

The April-June growth was the sharpest since the January-March period of 2015 and picked up speed from the 1.5 percent increase in the first quarter of this year. "That makes Japan the fastest- growing economy in the G-7 this quarter by our reckoning and may restart the chatter about the BOJ's eventual quantitative and qualitative easing exit strat...

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  • Four Hurt After Tree Falls on Them in New York's Central Park
Four Hurt After Tree Falls on Them in New York's Central Park

The FDNY said that the four people who were injured were treated by EMS at the scene and then taken to a nearby hospital. You follow that safety adage of "If you see something, say something", of course, and here's how - and when - to make the call, according to the Parks Department.

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  • Customary India-China border meet on I-Day unlikely
Customary India-China border meet on I-Day unlikely

When the Indian side staked claim to the area during negotiations in late 1990s, the Chinese army constructed a metal-top road and insisted it was part of Aksai Chin, which is under the latter's control, officials said. According to officials, soldiers from both the side have suffered minor injuries due to the stone pelting. They are held on the ...

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  • India, China should resolve border issues through direct dialogue
India, China should resolve border issues through direct dialogue

Six to seven army vehicles of PLA troops arrived in at Pangong lake in Ladakh. Indian media alleged that the skirmish ensued after personnel of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) entered the Indian Territory and that the Indian forces had to resort to stone pelting chase them off.The Incident reportedly took place at Pangong Lake, two thi...

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  • Vancouver wants to be part of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup bid
Vancouver wants to be part of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup bid

The plan is to have 20-25 stadiums in place for the final bid that will be sent to Federation Internationale de Football Association, with 12 cities serving as "official host cities " for the event. "Vancouver is a world-class host city that has successfully hosted many worldwide sporting events including the 2010 Winter Olympics, the HSBC R...

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  • US Attorney General Sessions Opens Civil Rights Probe in Charlottesville Crash
US Attorney General Sessions Opens Civil Rights Probe in Charlottesville Crash

On a visit to Colombia, Vice President Mike Pence said: "These unsafe fringe groups have no place in American public life and in the American debate, and we condemn them in the strongest possible terms". Crowds at the " Unite the Right " rally were dotted with Nazi and Ku Klux Klan insignia and protesters were seen carrying guns as well...

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  • President Mike Pence tempers Trump's threat of military intervention in Venezuela
President Mike Pence tempers Trump's threat of military intervention in Venezuela

Pence's comments came during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday evening at the oceanfront presidential compound in Cartagena, where Santos later hosted Pence and his wife, Karen, for a casual dinner.

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  • Three men shot to death at Kenosha County auto racing event
Three men shot to death at Kenosha County auto racing event

No suspects have been arrested and there is no apparent motive, The AP reports . It happened at Great Lakes Dragaway in Kenosha County around 7 p.m. "We're not aware of any altercations that happened earlier". Sheriff David Beth urged any witnesses to the shooting to contact his department. An estimated 5,000 people were at the facility when t...

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  • Defeated Odinga digs in his heels
Defeated Odinga digs in his heels

Shortly before the results were announced, opposition members said they will reject it. The 55-year-old Kenyatta will be serving his second and final five-year term in office in line with the requirement of the Constitution. However, Mr Odinga's brother Oburu said Saturday that the government appears to be targeting "particular communities in thi...

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  • Two dead after helicopter crash in Albemarle County
Two dead after helicopter crash in Albemarle County

Bates of Quinton, Virginia, both of the Richmond area. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. "State police would not say if the helicopter had been involved in monitoring the clashes between alt-right demonstrators and counter protesters ahead of the scheduled Unite the Right rally downtown", Daily Progress reported .

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  • Tropical depression likely to be declared Tropical Storm
Tropical depression likely to be declared Tropical Storm "Gert" later Sunday

Maximum sustained winds were 40 mph and extended some 80 miles northeast of the storm's center, the Hurricane Center's advisory said . A turn toward the north is forecast for tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast by Monday night.

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  • American tourist is beaten up after performing Nazi salute in Germany
American tourist is beaten up after performing Nazi salute in Germany

Saturday assault, according to police. At the police station, the man registered a 0.276 percent blood alcohol level. His assailant ran away after the attack, and is wanted by police for causing bodily harm to his victim. The name of the tourist was withheld for privacy reasons. In Germany, it is unlawful to show any Nazi images or mottos, in...

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  • Iran defies United States with increased budget for missile programme
Iran defies United States with increased budget for missile programme

The US legislation would impose mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Of the members present, 240 parliamentarians out of 244 voted in favour of passing the bill.

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  • Central Intelligence Agency head expects more Nth Korea missile tests
Central Intelligence Agency head expects more Nth Korea missile tests

The call came after Trump made fresh threats against North Korea on Friday , declaring the USA military "locked and loaded" and warning Kim that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against US territories or allies. National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Trump has asked for a report on what could happen next in the country. Arre...

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  • McMaster dodges question about whether he can work with Bannon
McMaster dodges question about whether he can work with Bannon

I applaud General McMaster for calling it out for what it is. Anthony Scaramucci was sacked as White House communications director after 10 days. He also said that Trump's aides and advisers are "probably reluctant" to be truthful with him and suggested that the president's eldest daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner , would be th...

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  • The Faith-Led Counter-Protest to White Nationalism in Charlottesville
The Faith-Led Counter-Protest to White Nationalism in Charlottesville

He did not provide details as to how the death occurred. At about 1:45 p.m., a vehicle turned towards a crowd counter-protesters and drove straight into it before driving off, according to witnesses. Other footage shows people clashing in the town, with violence breaking out among protesters and counter-demonstrators. "Our country encourages free...

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  • SP delegation to visit Gorakhpur, Akhilesh accuses Yogi Govt of hiding facts
SP delegation to visit Gorakhpur, Akhilesh accuses Yogi Govt of hiding facts

Ace cricket veteran, Virender Sehwag, expressed grief over recent children's deaths due to encephalitis in Gorakhpur . Meanwhile, the families of the children have claimed that the doctors were not treating them well and the hospital was not even providing the medicines which were required for the treatment.

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  • Rights Group Calls Kenya to Investigate Police Killings of Pro-opposition Protesters
Rights Group Calls Kenya to Investigate Police Killings of Pro-opposition Protesters

In Nairobi , a young girl was shot dead by police firing "sporadic shots" at protesters in Mathare, a witness said. A Kenyan human rights group says 24 people have been killed by police gunfire during protests since disputed elections on Tuesday.

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  • Trump team garbles climate science — Science Says
Trump team garbles climate science — Science Says

Learn what other climate threats have been observed for 2016. It's a stark assessment of the realities of the climate crisis, and it seems to have the Trump administration's rhetoric and policies on climate change directly in its crosshairs.

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  • Kenya elections: No need to kill for power - Mahama
Kenya elections: No need to kill for power - Mahama

While Tuesday's election resulted in little to no blips, there were some confrontations between protesters and police a day later, which left at least two people dead. It's important they have the time to do these procedures well. As of Thursday afternoon, election officials were waiting to receive about 170 forms from the country's 290 constitue...

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  • Supermarkets take egg products off shelves
Supermarkets take egg products off shelves

European Union health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said: "I proposed to hold a high-level meeting, gathering the ministers concerned as well as the representatives of the food safety agencies in all member states involved as soon as we have all the facts available".

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  • Perseid meteor shower 2017: When and where to watch
Perseid meteor shower 2017: When and where to watch

Saadoun noted that the Perseids meteors enter the Earth atmosphere at a speed of 59 kilometer per second, and gets burnt at about 80 kilometers from the planet surface. The resulting heat momentarily creates a streak of glowing air that we see as a meteor. This year's meteor shower comes a little more than a week before the Great American Ecli...

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  • ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader
ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader

Haq made the statement on Tuesday after the Election Commission of Pakistan asked the former prime minister to step down from the party post, after the Supreme Court late in July disqualified him. Addressing a press conference here, Kaira who is president of PPP Central Punjab said that Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the apex court of the...

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  • India has become intolerant says Hamid Ansari in parting shot
India has become intolerant says Hamid Ansari in parting shot

The party leaders said such comments did not suit his office's dignity. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also leader of the House, said it was "a nostalgic occasion" to bid farewell to Ansari "after completing 10 years as a very distinguished chairperson of this House".

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