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World News Indian govt team to visit China border areas
Author: 0 Indian govt team to visit China border areas

Japan has become the third influential country in the world to back India's stand on Doklam standoff . The next day, China reportedly requested a flag meeting with India to re-establish order, which suggests that this may have been an accidental scuffle that got out of hand.

World News Three juveniles found dead at home in Prince George's County
Author: 0 Three juveniles found dead at home in Prince George's County

Police don't know what happened in a Maryland home were three girls, all under the age of 1o were found slain on Friday. When police arrived they were met by family members who directed the police to the victims inside the house. No information has been released about how old the children were and if they were related. Velez said that he wants to "assure the community" that the police department will work "tirelessly" to find those responsible for their deaths.

World News No one wins PowerBall, jackpot to reach over $500M
Author: 0 No one wins PowerBall, jackpot to reach over $500M

The all-time largest jackpot was last year's near $1.6 billion prize. Six are worth $50,000. There is still time to get your tickets. It is the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot on record. A winning "quick pick" ticket for Saturday, Aug. 12, Powerball drawing was purchased at West End, according to lottery officials. So, if you were lucky enough to win both, all of your problems would have quickly evaporated.

World News Shares Gain as North Korea Delays Attack
Author: 0 Shares Gain as North Korea Delays Attack

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been briefed on missile test plans to hit Guam, the U.S. Pacific territory, state media claimed early Turesday. "The government, putting everything on the line, will block war by all means", Moon said. This has led to growing calls among South Korean conservatives for the United States to redeploy tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea after withdrawing them in the 1990s.

World News Three Occupy student leaders jailed for six to eight months
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Law had been Hong Kong's youngest-ever democratically elected legislator before he was stripped last month of his seat by a government-led lawsuit. "The court has a responsibility to send out a clear message to society, that in activities such as rallies, marches and protests, when rights are freely exercised, participants must abide by the law", the judgement said .

World News Alibaba quarterly revenue beats estimates with net profit nearly doubling
Author: 0 Alibaba quarterly revenue beats estimates with net profit nearly doubling

The company says monthly active users on its shopping app reached 529 million in June, an increase of 22 million in three months. The increases were mainly driven by the robust revenue growth of its China commerce retail business and Alibaba Cloud, as well as the expansion of its global customer base through Southeast Asian platform Lazada, the company said.

World News MH370 team assessing proposals from those keen on joining search
Author: 0 MH370 team assessing proposals from those keen on joining search

Nonetheless, the new drift analysis could provide useful starting points to search the 9,700-square-mile area identified by experts in November as the probable location of the Boeing 770 and the 239 people aboard. The Malaysian Government can no longer evade its responsibilities to find MH370 after dramatic revelations yesterday from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that identify an nearly precise location of the missing plane.

World News Malala Yousafzai is coming to Oxford University
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She tweeted: 'So excited to go to Oxford! "Best wishes for life ahead!" she tweeted. In March, Malala revealed she had received an offer to study the three subjects at a United Kingdom university on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels.

World News A level of stress for students
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Many students in their final year of sixth form choose their university and course before they've settled on a career choice. But if things don't go as expected, you're being urged not to panic. From 3pm onwards, you can log this in on UCAS Track . IT'S a frightful feeling after weeks of anticipation finding out you've just missed out on that uni place you were so looking forward to.

World News As NAFTA Talks Start, Trade Deficit Arguments Prevail
Author: 0 As NAFTA Talks Start, Trade Deficit Arguments Prevail

Analysts say most US industries support NAFTA because the deal has increased USA exports to Canada and Mexico. The U.S.is entering the talks with the goal of reforming problems perceived by Trump, such as trade deficits, rules of origin , currency manipulation and market-distorting practices.

World News Nawaz Sharif files review petition
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Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday has clarified that he will not support ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif who was ousted by Supreme Court (SC) in Panamagate. The petititons added that the five-member bench did not have jurisdiction to rule over case 184-3 to disqualify the prime minister "without fair trial" and added that the apex court overseeing the NAB probe is violation "against the trichotomy Article 175".

World News Religious Persecution: US Calls Out Iran, Saudi Arabia & China
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The 2016 report makes explicit reference to the "genocide" of Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Muslims at the hands of the Islamic State, or "Daesh". TILLERSON: ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide against Yezidis, Christians and Shia Muslims in areas that it controls or has controlled.

World News U.S. anti-hate demonstrators topple Confederate statue
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The Durham protest came in response to the weekend's violent white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a young woman was killed when a nationalist drove his auto into a group of peaceful counter-protesters. However, in North Carolina, state lawmakers passed a measure banning municipalities from removing these statues. But like most Confederate war shrines, this oxidized green statue wasn't erected during Reconstruction as a way to honor those men who died in battle.

World News Lexington mayor: Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville
Author: 0 Lexington mayor: Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky announced on Saturday that he is going to begin the process of "relocating" two confederate statues in the city. The mayor said that even before the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, he had planned ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council to move the two statues to nearby Veterans Park.

World News Canadian Province Ends 'Trophy' Hunting for Grizzlies
Author: 0 Canadian Province Ends 'Trophy' Hunting for Grizzlies

The rule takes effect in November, at the end of this year's season. "People in the province have come to their understanding, their point of view that the trophy hunting of grizzly bears is not a socially acceptable practice in B.C.in 2017", he explained.

World News Vice President Mike Pence to speak at The Greenbrier
Author: 0 Vice President Mike Pence to speak at The Greenbrier

The uprising in Venezuela began when President Nicolas Maduro re-wrote the country's constitution, despite an overwhelming majority of the country voting against the measure. President Santos simply responded that "military intervention would be unacceptable to all countries in Latin America". Although Peru had expelled the Venezuelan ambassador just the day before, Peruvian Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna said diplomacy was the only appropriate solution.

World News Shopian encounter: Wreath laying ceremony of fallen soldiers held
Author: 0 Shopian encounter: Wreath laying ceremony of fallen soldiers held

Two Army men had lost their life in the gunfight yesterday, while three others were injured. The injured soldiers have been evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment. "The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area", the Police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Unconfirmed reports said two militants had been killed during the gunfight, but there has been no official confirmation of this so far.

World News Merck CEO resigns from Donald Trump's council over Charlottesville
Author: 0 Merck CEO resigns from Donald Trump's council over Charlottesville

As seen in the above photo, the CEO who is Frazier stood near President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, on Thursday. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. A new White House statement on Sunday explicitly denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups, but it was attributed to an unnamed spokesperson and not the president himself.

World News Luther Strange Milks Trump Tweet For All It's Worth
Author: 0 Luther Strange Milks Trump Tweet For All It's Worth

Strange, a former state attorney general, was appointed to the seat in February. Known as "Big Luther" thanks to his 6-foot-9-inch (2.1-meter) frame, odd has a close alliance with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , who is under fire from Trump for failing to push his agenda through Congress and refusing to eliminate a filibuster that gives Democrats veto power over many key bills.

World News Downed Charlottesville Helicopter Kills Two, Cause Unknown
Author: 0 Downed Charlottesville Helicopter Kills Two, Cause Unknown

The horrific helicopter crash occurred a few hours after a speeding Dodge Challenger accelerated and slammed into two other cars that hit dozens of counter-protesters. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a statement on the deaths Saturday evening, saying that he and his wife, Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe knew Cullen and Bates personally from their time flying the pair across Virginia and serving on their "Executive Protective Unit", respectively.

World News Protests, violence and tragedy in Charlottesville
Author: 0 Protests, violence and tragedy in Charlottesville

Vice President Mike Pence explicitly condemned white supremacists Sunday and defended Trump , saying his call for unity was "from the heart". Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday the Trump Justice Department will take "the most vigorous action to protect the right of people like Heather Heyer to protest against racism and bigotry ".

World News Hurricane forecasters tracking disturbance in Atlantic
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A similar situation is anticipated in New York City and Long Island, although it's not yet part of the official weather service forecast, said John Murray, a meteorologist at the weather service's office in Upton, N.Y. Tropical Storm Gert is expected to gain strength over the next day or two as it passes between the Carolina coast and Bermuda. On its current track, Gert is forecast to pass between the US and Bermuda on Tuesday .

World News United States seeks 'effective' ties with China's military
Author: 0 United States seeks 'effective' ties with China's military

The latest step follows the opening by the Trump administration of several other investigations into Chinese commercial practices, notably in the steel sector. "Hopefully Trump will find another path. Things will become even more hard if Beijing and Washington are pitted against each other". However, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that Kong had taken Wu, but that there was no link between the appointment and the tense situation on the Korean peninsula.

World News U.S. nuclear arsenal 'more powerful than ever before'
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President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time on February 28th, 2017. President Trump in a tweet Wednesday said the USA has modernized its nuclear arsenal and will always be the " most powerful nation in the world", though he expressed a desire not to be forced to use the weapons.

World News A sunny Sunday with low humidity
Author: 0 A sunny Sunday with low humidity

Winds will be northeast near 5 miles per hour. Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 87 and a low around 67. Low temps will be in the mid 70s Sunday night . Today: Mostly sunny and lovely, turning less humid this afternoon. Wind: S 5-15; gusty. Thursday will be similar, with mostly sunny skies , very low humidity, and high temperatures in the lower 80s.

World News Iran boosts budget for missiles, Revolutionary Guards
Author: 0 Iran boosts budget for missiles, Revolutionary Guards

The vote comes amid growing tensions with the USA over the Iranian nuclear deal, which President Trump has said he would like to see cancelled. The parliament's majority voted for the bill, which was a response to the USA new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Author: 0 Torch-bearing white nationalists march at University of Virginia

A Twitter user also shared a picture of the varsity students protesting against the white nationalists. The protest came amid an ongoing dispute over the proposed removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Other footage showed rivals on either side using hand-made shields as they fought each other. The city claimed that this was a result of the high number of expected attendees, and not because of public pressure to stop the rally from taking place, Claire Gastañaga, ...

World News Woman lucky to be alive after auto plummets seven storeys
Author: 0 Woman lucky to be alive after auto plummets seven storeys

Police said the woman driving the BMW mistook the gas pedal for the brakes and crashed through the parking garage barriers. The video, released Thursday, shows the vehicle bouncing off the pavement into a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, then rolling upside down in the alley.

World News What President Trump wants to do about the opioid crisis
Author: 0 What President Trump wants to do about the opioid crisis

Mr Trump last week came under fire after a leaked transcript of a January conversation with the Mexican President showed Mr Trump had called the New England state, hard-hit by the opioid epidemic, a "drug-infested den". The commission report states, "The first and most urgent recommendation ". There's a reason for that - the commission's top recommendation for combating opioid abuse was to expand Medicaid , but Trump has very publicly supported health care legislation that would dramatically ...

World News Russian spy plane passes over Trump's vacation spot
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Russian Federation and the United States have conducted similar flights over each other's territory 165 times over the past 15 years. An unarmed Russian air force reconnaissance jet flew over several government buildings and landmarks in the nation's capital Wednesday - including the Pentagon , the Capitol, the National Mall and the White House - ABC News has confirmed.

World News Man Shoots NYPD Cop, Sparks Hours-Long Standoff
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He did not return fire. Police found the gunman dead with a self inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour stand off. The 29-year-old suspect's mother had called 911, reporting that her son was emotionally disturbed. De Blasio said the wounded cop had a "great attitude" as he lay in his hospital bed and even made light of his situation. As for the officer, he was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and it already on the mend.

World News Video captures a near-death shooting of a police officer
Author: 0 Video captures a near-death shooting of a police officer

At that point, the video shows Orr quickly drawing a 9mm handgun and firing multiple times - even as he kept the cellphone to his ear with his other hand. According to the the solicitor's office, Smith was shot four times while responding to the call. "I'm still trying to heal up injuries to my arm", Smith said .

World News Smugglers force migrants into sea off Yemen, 55 feared drowned
Author: 0 Smugglers force migrants into sea off Yemen, 55 feared drowned

Laurent de Boeck , IOM's Yemen mission head, said the boat's crew immediately returned to Somalia on Wednesday to pick up more migrants headed to Yemen on the same route. It said the passengers were mostly young people from Somalia and Ethiopia , who had paid people smugglers in the hope of finding a better life. The International Red Cross said on Wednesday the breakdown in Yemen society had left humanitarian organizations treating "chronic disease that nobody should die of", ...

World News USA says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana
Author: 0 USA says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana

The Associated Press reported that a U.S. investigation determined that the American diplomats' hearing loss could have been linked to sonic devices which emit inaudible sound waves that can cause deafness. Some staff are said to have had such severe symptoms that they were forced to return to the US. A USA government official said several colleagues at the United States embassy in Havana were evacuated back to the U.S.

World News Africa opposition lash Zuma ahead of vote to oust him
Author: 0 Africa opposition lash Zuma ahead of vote to oust him

Mosiuoa Lekota, leader of opposition party Congress of the People, described the secret ballot against the President as "groundbreaking". Sadly the Chief Whip of the party says the MPs who voted against Zuma will face disciplinary measures.

World News North Korea : Canadian pastor on way home after release
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office confirmed the visit and North Korean media said Trudeau's national security adviser, Daniel Jean , had arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday. North Korea has in the past attracted the attention of Washington and visits by high-profile Americans with the detention and release of USA citizens.

World News Najam Sethi to head PCB
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With the appointment, Sethi has replaced Shaharyar Khan, whose three-year tenure at the post ended on Sunday, ESPNcricinfo reported. Sethi thanked all board members for their support after being elected and is expected to speak to the media soon.

World News Venezuelan Parliament Repudiates Installation of Constitutional Assembly The Parliament also denounced the
Author: 0 Venezuelan Parliament Repudiates Installation of Constitutional Assembly The Parliament also denounced the

While most Venezuelan officials wear US sanctions as a badge of honor - and are frequently rewarded with promotions as a result - Maduro faces a far greater threat if Trump follows through on economic sanctions against the OPEC nation. That same day Maduro ousted Attorney General Luisa Marvelia Ortega Diaz , who had ordered an investigation into possible fraud in the Constituent Assembly vote.

World News Donald Trump threatens 'fury' against North Korea
Author: 0 Donald Trump threatens 'fury' against North Korea

He added that Guam is "not just a military installation", but American soil with American citizens. "They will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before", Trump said . The views expressed in this commentary are his own. South Korea's benchmark Kospi index fell as much as 1%, and the Nikkei in Tokyo sank as much as 1.7%.

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