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Unsafe heat on the way as temperatures and humidity continue to rise!

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Given the fact that morning storms have moved through Chicago, northern Illinois' chance of severe weather seems lower. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s again Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! Temperatures will continue to reach the mid to upper 90s through the first half of the week, with heat index values around 100-105 degrees due to the increasing humidity. Read More »

Archer's 'heart skipped a beat' after ball hit Smith's neck

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Smith has been in superb form with the bat in the series. Specifically, the section on return to play make for ugly reading if you're an Australian fan. "You don't ever want to see anyone carried off on a stretcher, or you don't want to see them missing a day, or a game, especially with what happened a few years ago as well", said Archer. Read More »

Indonesian president seeks people’s support for new capital

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President Joko Widodo told parliament in an annual national address on Friday that the capital city is not only a symbol of national identity, but also a representation of national progress. "We have to be faster and better than our neighbours", he said. Economy's capacity to manage global economic risks, disaster must be expanded. Amid comments from President Widodo, the Indonesian Rupiah is seen strengthening, with USD/IDR now extending the fall towards 14,200 levels. Read More »

After Article 370 Setback in UNSC, Pakistan to Hold High-Level Meet Today

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Addressing the press conference, Qureshi said the meeting of the country's top brass made a decision to set up special Kashmir Cell in the ministry of foreign affairs. China and Pakistan stood isolated as a member after member refused to endorse their position. Those countries should "discard the zero-sum game mentality" to the region, he added. Read More »

Afghanistan rocked by explosion, dozens feared dead

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The attack happened at about 10:40 p.m. local time on Saturday when a large explosion occurred in the male section of a wedding hall in western Kabul , where a wedding ceremony was taking place. Messages of shock poured in on Sunday. "This heinous and inhumane attack is indeed a crime against humanity", Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said. Read More »

Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil field

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Shaybah, operated by state-oil company Saudi Aramco, is located in the east of the kingdom. Shaybah is situated some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) from Houthi-controlled territory. The US and Saudi Arabia have also blamed Iran for multiple attacks on tankers in the Gulf. The Houthis have used drones, which can be hard to track by radar, to attack Saudi Patriot missile batteries, as well as enemy troops. Read More »

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

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The migrant agency said the goal of the busing is "to provide a safer alternative for those who do not want to remain on the U.S. -Mexico border". Under Friday's ruling, U.S. Tigar had ruled the policy could expose migrants to violence and abuse, deny their rights under global law and return them to countries they were fleeing. Read More »

Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

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She died just after midnight after going into shock and efforts to resuscitate her failed, Chaiyapruk Werawong, head of Trang province marine park, told AFP. The gray lumbering mammal was mourned around the world Saturday amid calls for a reduction in plastic waste . Last year, a pilot whale in Thailand died after eating more than 80 plastic bags. Read More »

Woman survives 5,000-foot fall from plane after parachute fails

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Trois-Rivieres police reportedly stated that the woman, whose name was not revealed, was an experienced skydiver. But police say her life is not in danger. Claiming that none of the parachutes opened was misleading said Koreen because that was not the way how parachute works. Skydivers hit speeds of around 110mph during jumps, which is terminal velocity for a human body free-falling to earth. Read More »

Dozens killed or wounded in Kabul wedding blast

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Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi told The Associated Press the attacker set off explosives among the wedding participants. "Everyone was lying all around the hall". The explosion came a few days after the Eid al-Adha ended, a Muslim holiday, and just before Afghanistan's 100th independence day. The blast also comes at a time of anxious anticipation in Kabul as the United States and Taliban near a peace accord to end the war in which more than 3,800 civilians were killed or injured ... Read More »

Chinese ambassador to Australia warns foreigners not to interfere in Hong Kong

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Annie said she wanted Hong Kong's autonomy preserved and she was not intimidated by increasingly forceful police tactics, nor chief executive Carrie Lam's claim that protesters would send Hong Kong into "the abyss". Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland condemned the violence in Hong Kong in a statement Saturday, urging restraint in the wake of "a rising number of unacceptable violent incidents". Read More »

Rashida Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin him'

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In a letter sent to Israel's Interior Minister Ayre Deri, the MI congresswoman expressed the importance of visiting her aging grandmother and vowed not to promote any boycotts against the Jewish state during her trip. The prospects of resolving the conflict under the "two-state solution" that had guided peacemaking efforts for years have dimmed significantly since Trump took office, while Israeli settlements on land Palestinians seek for a state have expanded. Read More »

Turkish drones start operating in northern Syria

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A six-person U.S. delegation arrived in the southern Turkish province of Sanliurfa on Monday to work on the establishment of the operations center . The Joint Operations Center would be used to organise the safe zone. Turkish and USA military officials on August 7 agreed to set up a safe zone and develop a peace corridor to facilitate the movement of displaced Syrians, who are longing to return their home. Read More »

Hickenlooper Expected To End 2020 bid On Thursday

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Gardner, he'd first have to get through another crowded Democratic primary field. He once jumped out of a plane to sell a ballot measure to increase state spending and won two statewide elections in a purple state during Republican wave years. Read More »

Venezuela’s Maduro battles for control of US-based refinery

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Parliamentary elections are not due before late 2020. The opposition-run National Assembly appointed the 15-member Citgo board early this year after Guaido declared presidential powers, arguing Maduro's presidency is illegitimate. Venezuela has been locked in a political crisis since the legislature branded Maduro a "usurper" in January over his controversial reelection a year ago in a poll widely denounced as rigged. Read More »

Weather Authority: From sun to storms this weekend

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We do have a slight chance for an afternoon shower, but those are going to be few and far between. There is a 40% chance of storms after 10pm Saturday night into the overnight. A few spotty showers will be possible this morning. Highs in the upper 80s. High temperatures will also be on the rise through the weekend, with temperatures into the low to mid 80s, with Sunday being the warmer of the two. Read More »

Joey Gibson Turns Himself In For May Day Riot Charges

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President Donald Trump says " Portland is being watched very closely" as the Northwest city braces for a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S.as well as counterprotesters. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a major United States civil rights organisation, has classified it as a hate group . And he indicated that naming antifa "an organisation of terror" was being considered. Read More »

Trump suggests the United States buy Greenland, but the Danes aren’t having it

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Trump's interest in acquiring Greenland was first reported by the Wall Street Journal . It has considerable natural resources, such as coal and uranium, but only 0.6 percent of the land is used for agriculture. " We are open for business, but we're not for sale ", Greenland's foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger told Reuters. More than a decade later Mr Enoksen is still dreaming. Read More »

Man stabbed outside Britains Home Office

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The Met said: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident". The newspaper reported that the victim had staggered into the Home Office reception and reported being attacked on the street. He then "then he wandered back and turned round and crossed the road very calmly and merged into the crowd". He said: "Some time later a gentleman with quite a bloodied face and with dressing pressed into his face was escorted out of the Home Office by a paramedic". Read More »

Second police officer affected by novichok

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British detectives said on August 15 that a second police officer was contaminated with a banned Soviet-era nerve agent that was used to target a former Russian spy past year in Salisbury, England. Bailey required hospital care but returned to active duty two months after the attack. But the officer, who does not want to be named, received medical treatment and was able to return to work shortly afterwards. Read More »

Capital One suspect may have hacked 30-plus companies

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The FBI was working to identify all those who had had data taken so it could alert them to the suspected theft. However, according to previous media reports , this list might include companies such as Unicredit, Vodafone, Ford, Michigan State University, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Read More »

Taliban: Work on agreement with U.S. complete

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In his interview with Dawn on Aug 4, the Taliban's chief spokesperson had made it clear the two demands would come up for discussion only after an agreement on a timeframe for troops' pullout. The plan will also have mechanisms for how to deal with violations, so that a single violation of the US-Taliban ceasefire won't completely derail the forward momentum meant to lead a full US withdrawal. Read More »

At least 4 killed in Pakistan mosque bombing

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast which took place as the Taliban and the United States are in the final stages of talks on a deal that would see America withdraw its troops from neighbouring Afghanistan. Police and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and injured to a hospital. The intensity of the blast rocked the seminary and TV footage shows extensive damage to walls and roof of the building. Read More »

India’s Nuclear Warning to Pakistan?

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Singh stopped well short of describing the "circumstances" that might warrant a change in India's nuclear posture but his tweet could be another version of the Parrikar sentiment or signal a more public reworking of the Indian nuclear policy . Read More »

Tlaib to Attend Event With Pro-BDS Group Instead of Visiting Israel

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But, after being granted permission, she refused to go because she claimed Israel was still somehow oppressing her with their restrictions. I will respect any restriction and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit. Omar decried Netanyahu's decision as an "affront" and accused him of bowing to pressure from Trump. Tlaib paid tribute to her grandmother in a social media post , calling her "my sity" and denouncing the move as "sign of weakness". Read More »

Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker despite USA attempts to block

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An early exclusive report by The Sun late on Wednesday quoted an unnamed source close to Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo saying that Gibraltar was planning on releasing the ship today. The tanker will be released immediately. The UK Royal Marines took part in the operation. Nearly a fifth of the world's oil passes through the narrow strait, which lies off the south coast of Iran. Read More »

Kremlin shrugs off Moscow protests, backs tough police response

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He said that the Kremlin does not consider the demonstrations in Moscow as a manifestation of a political crisis as "protests are taking place in European capitals and all over the world". There had been cases of attacks on the police and use of force against protesters, with relevant authorities examining complaints from both sides, he added. Read More »