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Korea threatens S. Korean reporters over book review

North Korea's Central Court also "sentenced to death" the presidents of the newspapers and said the North will "track down to the end and cut off the dirty windpipes" of those responsible for such provocations. "...it does not help in developing the inter-Korean relations that should be based on respect for the other side". "[Adm. Harris] reaffirmed the ironclad US commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty, which states that a North Korean attack on one is an attack on both nations", said ... Read More »

Judge tosses top charges in Penn State fraternity death

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After a seven-day preliminary hearing spread out over the course of the summer, District Judge Allen Sinclair announced Friday morning that he was dismissing felony charges of aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and simple assault against eight former members of Beta Theta Pi - Brendan Young, Daniel Casey, Jonah Neuman, Nick Kubera, Michael Bonatucci, Gary DiBileo, Luke Visser and Joseph Sala. Read More »

Theresa May insists she is 'here for the long term'

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She said she's " in this for the long term ", and added she would not stand down before the next general election scheduled for 2022. May's authority has been badly damaged by a ill-judged election campaign earlier this year which cost her Conservative party its majority in parliament and failed to provide a clear mandate for her Brexit strategy. Read More »

Four companies contracted to build US-Mexico border wall prototypes

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Each of the companies is tasked with building one wall prototype made of "reinforced concrete" along the border in San Diego . Officials of Customs and Border Protection announced they've awarded contracts to four companies that will build different prototypes - individual examples of what the wall should look like. Read More »

Woman dies after cosmetic procedure in NSW

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Shao, 33, who is not registered in Australia, was earlier this week charged with causing reckless grievous bodily harm and using poison to endanger life at the Medi Beauty Laser and Contour Clinic at Chippendale . "It's clear she was working at a cosmetic surgery where these sorts of procedures were carried out", Mr. Rutzou said. The court heard Shao has made some admissions in relation to administering local anaesthetic and breast fillers, despite not being a licensed medical practitioner ... Read More »

PM Modi to discuss Rohingya issue on Myanmar trip

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A series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security forces in the north of Myanmar's Rakhine State triggered a crackdown by Myanmar forces that has sent a stream of Rohingya villagers fleeing to Bangladesh . Read More »

Indian economy's growth slows down in Q1 2017-18 at 5.7%

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The GDP for Q1 stood at Rs 31.10 lakh crore, or a growth of 5.7 per cent, compared with 6.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal. India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data surprised analysts and economist, as touched to a three-year low in the first quarter of financial year 2017-18. Read More »

General Motors Company (GM) Shares Sold by Artemis Investment Management LLP

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Full-size pickups make up 20 percent of sales in the Houston region. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 20th. Covalent Limited Liability Corp invested 1.6% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). USA auto sales were initially expected to increase slightly in August compared with a year ago, but analysts say lower sales in the Houston area could erase those gains. Read More »

Donald Trump To Donate $1Million To The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

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A senior administration official says President Donald Trump has prepared a request to Congress for an initial $5.9 billion package in Harvey recovery aid. Despite controversy throughout his presidential campaign over Trump's history of charitable giving, Sanders said Tuesday that he would be making the donation to those in the region affected by Harvey with pride. Read More »

PM Modi reviews progress of key infrastructure projects

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A ban on cash would not help the government if its objective was to crack down on black money , they said. To make it simpler to understand, we have only picked those sentences from the PM's speech where he has used at least 2 of the 4 keywords (corruption, black money, terrorism , fake currency ) together. Read More »

Gasoline prices expected to continue to rise over Labour Day long weekend

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If the price on any given day increases more than six Canadian cents per litre, the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board activates its interrupter clause, which allows the board to increase the maximum price gas can be sold for. Also, if Canada's gas prices stay low, the Americans can come scoop up the supply, driving up the prices. "There's definitely a couple factors at play here", said McTeague. Read More »

US Second-Quarter Growth Revised to 3% in Momentum Boost

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This shattered market expectations for a 3.7% increase, according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada, and follows a 3.7% advance in the January-to-March period. Business spending got a boost from software, helping intellectual-property investment rise at a 4.9 percent pace, up from an initially reported 1.4 percent. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen extends his Broadway concerts

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If you didn't land tickets to Springsteen on Broadway during the august 30 on-sale, don't fret. This means fans are in a frenzy to get their hands on tickets, with tickets that were snatched up being scalped at sky-high prices. " Springsteen on Broadway " will run five days a week through February 3 after it opens, but already the show is getting a rep as "Born to Gouge". Registering does not guarantee you will receive a code to purchase tickets. Read More »

Protect DACA and Pass the Dream Act

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Created in 2012, DACA pertains to young people brought to the USA without documentation when they were under age 16, a group sometimes known as Dreamers. Trump was critical of the programme during his election campaign past year, and has until 5 September to decide whether he will dissolve it. Supporters of DACA argue the program helps stabilize families and secure jobs for young people. Read More »

Trump urges Saudi King to end Qatar crisis

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Qatari officials on August 30 as part of a regional visit that saw him travel to the UAE and Kuwait previously. In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport links with Qatar. The White House said Trump discussed the issue on Wednesday in a telephone conversation with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. Read More »

US Boots on the Ground in Afghanistan at 11000

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This comes after US President Donald Trump last week announced his new war strategy but would not reveal the number of troops that would be deployed. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told Reuters that the announcement does not amount to "a troop increase", rather it represents an effort for transparency. Read More »

Britain pledges £200m to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

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The UK's increased support is expected to deliver lifesaving food for more than 1,5 million people on the brink of starvation, treatment for up to 120 000 children at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition and ongoing support to help keep 100 000 children in school. Read More »

Macron's set to unveil proposed French labour law changes

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Former socialist prime minister Lionel Jospin, in defending state intervention in markets, famously said: "Yes to market economy , but no to market society". Philippe Martinez, head of the General Confederation of Labor, a union known as the CGT, told France Inter radio on Thursday that the changes proposed by the government were "old recipes" that did not work. Read More »

Trump to donate $1 million of personal funds to Harvey relief

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On Twitter , many jumped to the First Lady's defence. He joked that Pope Francis dresses in all white "like he's going to a P. Diddy party" and he's not judged for what he wears when he helps people. And while Trump's site claims to be the only place online to purchase this "Official USA rope hat worn by 45th President-Elect Donald J. Trump, himself", Walmart is giving him some serious competition. Read More »

Pence speaks after tour of Harvey damage in Texas

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Greg Abbott. "It was the power of God that was able to pull the people out of the water and literally save them", the governor said . But Trump saw little damage during his visit to Corpus Christi - mostly boarded-up windows, a few downed tree limbs and fences askew from his SUV as it whisked him from the airport to a firehouse for his first briefing. Read More »

Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets?

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New Jersey's St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center - just one of many groups looking to help displaced animals - flew in at least 100 dogs from Texas, and coordinated their placement through a network of other shelters, NJ.com reported . She said she was scouting for a pet for a coworker who is interested in possibly adopting a labradoodle or dachshund. "There was a genuine concern that these animals had not survived", said Merling. Read More »

British PM says China should increase pressure on North Korea

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She said of the visit, which starts in Kyoto: "It gives me the opportunity to sit down with Prime Minister Abe over the next few days to discuss the action that North Korea has taken". "I welcome the fact that the United Nations Security Council has been united in its condemnation of the actions of North Korea". But it is the threat from Labour, which has seen its standing in the polls increase since the election, that in part might keep May in her position for longer than some think. Read More »

President Trump Seen As 'Selfish, Prejudice' By Most Americans

The poll found that almost all Democrats (93%) and more than half of independents (59%) feel he is tearing the country apart. Christina Lees, an independent-leaning Republican, said she's grown tired of the president. Trump, enact legislation. Since the last Fox poll, released late last month, the percentage of Republicans who somewhat disapprove of his job performance more than doubled, hitting 8 percent. Read More »

Houston police rescue 2000 people but more awaiting help

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Sunday but was unable to get to his duty station in downtown Houston . An investigation determined he had driven off an overpass that was 16.5 feet (5 meters) high, and drowned in the waters below. Chief Acevedo said, "Every day we ask men and women to show up in good and bad conditions". "I want to say this again, because I guess it's been missed, but you can not evacuate 6.5 million people within two days", Turner said Tuesday, referring to both the city and its surrounding areas. Read More »

'I Don't Want to Be Disappointed by Congress' on Tax Reform

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President Trump delivered an opening salvo on tax reform Wednesday. US President Donald Trump says he wants to bring US corporate tax rates closer to Irish levels. The President reiterated, "Instead of exporting our jobs, we will export our goods". "We want to help them take home as much of their money as possible and then spend it". Read More »

US Accepts Mexico Flood Aid Offer

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A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, AshLee Strong, said Congress "will help those affected by this awful disaster". "Actually, in the middle of a hurricane , even though it was a Friday evening, I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they were normally", he said. Read More »

State Department Shuts Down Three Russian Diplomatic Facilities

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The legislation swept through Congress with bipartisan support, receiving only two "no" votes in the Senate and three in the House. The move was a response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's order to the U.S.to close two diplomatic buildings, a warehouse and a recreational facility, and reduce its staff in the country by 755 employees. Read More »