• 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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  • God stops by Colbert to talk Donald Trump and nuclear war
God stops by Colbert to talk Donald Trump and nuclear war

First, that the USA was not the only country behind the sanctions, although the North Koreans' fiery rhetoric continues to target them. Kim Jong Un threatened the USA base at Guam with "enveloping fire". But when we take it seriously like this, and threaten as the president did, that is a pretty heavy message. Humphrey said that Donald Trump ...

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  • Rafa Marquez Sanctioned By US Government For Alleged Ties To Drug Traffickers
Rafa Marquez Sanctioned By US Government For Alleged Ties To Drug Traffickers

The Mexican Attorney General's Office also seized related assets, including the Grand Casino near Guadalajara, according to the Treasury statement . Flores is allegedly allies with the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation drug cartels, the Times reported.

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  • N/Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim
N/Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim

The pastor's case was taken up by a delegation led by the country's national security adviser that had gone to North Korea earlier in the week, it said. This is no doubt a relief for not only Lim's immediate family and friends, but the congregation he ministers over. North Korea is ranked #1 on Open Door USA's World Watch List of countries wher...

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  • United Nations decries excessive force in Venezuela's crackdown on protests
United Nations decries excessive force in Venezuela's crackdown on protests

President Nicolas Maduro invited allied nations including Cuba and Bolivia to Caracas , where their representatives echoed his assertion that Venezuela is the target of a plot by the "imperialist" United States. Filled with Maduro supporters, it is expected to eventually take the place of the opposition-led National Assembly in a move that cri...

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  • Deposed Pakistani PM begins 2 days of rallies
Deposed Pakistani PM begins 2 days of rallies

Opposition parties were not convinced about the numbers. However, the party's troubles are not over as it gears up for the by-election in Sharif's Lahore constituency - NA-120 - on September 17, Geo News reported. "Having become redundant politically after his disqualification, and knowing he can now never become PM, Nawaz Sharif is prepared ...

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  • Sebi order spooks Street; Sensex drops 260 points
Sebi order spooks Street; Sensex drops 260 points

The pessimism gathered on the escalating tension between US and North Korea after North Korea said it is considering plans for a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The fundamentals of the Indian economy are continuously improving, which gives greater confidence in the medium to long term potential of Indian equities, he believes.

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  • Justice Department Reverses Stance on Ohio Voter-Purge Process
Justice Department Reverses Stance on Ohio Voter-Purge Process

The U.S. Justice Department has switched its position in a pending Supreme Court case considering the legality of a purge of inactive OH voters. JOHNSON: Under the National Voter Registration Act also known as the Motor Voter law, states are supposed to give notice before they remove someone from the list and then wait for two consecutive feder...

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  • Trump rejects call to declare opioid epidemic a national emergency
Trump rejects call to declare opioid epidemic a national emergency

The overdose death toll in 2016 is believed to have topped 59 ,000, more than peak deaths from auto crash deaths, HIV or firearms. That points to the need to expand treatment for people who are already addicted to opioids, experts say. The Trump administration has no plan to fight the epidemic, and on Tuesday they didn't even pretend to have one...

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  • Why the Paris Agreement on climate change could be in trouble
Why the Paris Agreement on climate change could be in trouble

Michael Oppenheimer , a professor of geoscience and global affairs at Princeton University, told The New York Times , which first wrote about the report , "This is the first case in which an analysis of climate change of this scope has come up in the Trump administration, and scientists will be watching very carefully to see how they handle it"...

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  • Mass. General ranked fourth best hospital in the nation
Mass. General ranked fourth best hospital in the nation

News. In a news release late Monday night, Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy said, "Mayo Clinic is consistently top ranked nationwide more often than any other hospital because of the thousands of people here who shared a vision". In June, the American Hospital Association sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging her to suspend ...

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  • U.S. and Russian Federation chief diplomats show 'readiness' to talk despite escalating tensions
U.S. and Russian Federation chief diplomats show 'readiness' to talk despite escalating tensions

Tillerson said he would respond to the matter by September 1, adding that the U.S. and Russian Federation should find ways to work together. On August 2, US President Donald Trump signed into law the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act" that effectively imposes new sanctions against North Korea , Iran and Russia...

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  • Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches
Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches

Franklin is forecast to make landfall over the Yucatan at nearly the exact same location, date and hour as Ernesto. Current sustained winds are 60 miles per hour with rainfall expected to cause significant flooding and flash flood conditions.

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  • Same-sex marriage bill fails to protect religious freedom, warns Australian archbishop
Same-sex marriage bill fails to protect religious freedom, warns Australian archbishop

Co-chair Alex Greenwich attended Senator Cormann's press conference, telling reporters afterwards the government's approach to marriage equality had gone "well beyond a joke". "Strong leaders carry out their promises". Opposition Leader Bill Shorten labelled the outcome ridiculous, saying he was disappointed for the hundreds of thousands of A...

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