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In shift, South Korea and USA to push forward on trade talks

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A South Korean lawmaker told his colleagues on Thursday that the US shut down all of its back-channel lines of communication with North Korea after the Hermit Kingdom conducted its sixth nuclear test. Reclusive North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Read More »

Death toll in Pak Sufi shrine attack rises to 22

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The bodies and the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals including Sibi, Nasirabad, and other hospitals. Senior local police official Muhammad Iqbal also confirmed the death toll as fears mounted it could rise further. The group's deadliest suicide bombings in Pakistan have targeted Sufi shrines. "I can tell you that four hostile agencies are planning a major terror attack in Pakistan to undo our gains in the fight against terrorism", military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told a ... Read More »

House committee approves border security legislation

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President Donald Trump's border wall - or at least a modified version of it - won the endorsement of the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday as panel members voted along partisan lines in favor of Chairman Michael McCaul's border security legislation. Read More »

USGS Reports of 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake East of Japan

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The quake struck 255 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu, at a depth of 10 km, the US Geological Survey said. The quake's epicenter was recorded out at sea and is located parallel to the Fukushima prefecture. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center now says there are no tsunami advisories or watches in place. Thankfully, it's believed that the latest quake will pass by without causing much in the way of harm. Read More »

Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooter's Girlfriend Back in US, Being Questioned

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Eric Paddock said he knew his brother owned a few handguns and maybe one long rifle, but said he did not know of any automatic weapons. The FBI is working with authorities in the Philippines to determine additional details. "I know that she doesn't know anything as well like us", one of the sisters said. The person also said investigators were focusing more attention on what the girlfriend of Paddock may have known about the attack . Read More »

Las Vegas Shooter Reported to Have Eyed Locations in Boston, Chicago

Unnamed sources told the outlet that the Paddock allegedly booked two rooms, one on August 1-two days before Lolla's August 3 kickoff-and a second room for an arrival on that date. Days before that, Lombardo said Paddock rented a room overlooking another Las Vegas music festival, Life is handsome. His girlfriend, Marilou Danley, 62, said in a statement that she had no idea what he was planning or why. Read More »

Stokes withdrawn from Ashes pending investigation

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With James Anderson and Stuart Broad also sure to feature in the first Test at Brisbane on November 23, Finn will now be competing with Craig Overton and Jake Ball for the remaining place in the team. They are not connected to the Stokes incident, for which batsman Alex Hales volunteered to help police with their investigation. Also, he praised the worth of Steven Finn and said that he is a high-quality player and has ample experience of both global as well as Australian conditions which ... Read More »

Forget about 'gun control,' let's repeal the Second Amendment

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Leslie McLemore II, a Jackson native, is now in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Jackson State University, North Carolina Central University School of Law and American University Washington College of Law. No gun owner needs to employ automatic or even semiautomatic weapons (Where's the sport in riddling a deer full of holes?), and if resisting government itself is a concern, that's flawed too. Read More »

Baltimore school evacuated for pumpkin spice smell

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Students and staff were evaluated outside. "Five members of our community were transported to area hospitals as a precautionary measure". But the president of Christo Rey Jesuit High School Baltimore told WBAL that it might have been a burned-out light bulb. Read More »

Schumer Says State and Local Tax Break Repeal Will Kill GOP Plan

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The video also rebuts the president's claim that United States corporations pay more in taxes than firms in other globally competitive countries. Brian Mast and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Democrats are defending more than 20 seats, including 10 in states won by Trump. "These tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations will ultimately be paid for by cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, education, disability services, and other national priorities". Read More »

Vegas Strip Turned Into Warzone: Police Release Horrifying Bodycam Footage

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Their father died a few years ago. They also believe that Danley knew nothing of Paddock's plan, and that she was sent away so she can not interfere with his plan. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police has released new police body camera footage revealing the utter chaos police officers felt as they attempted to figure out the location of the gunman and save lives in the Vegas Strip shooting. Read More »

Dianne Feinstein proposes ban of 'bump stock' gun modifications

The mass shooting in Las Vegas now has the pro-gun National Rifle Association calling for tougher laws - not on the guns themselves but on an accessory the gunman might've used. "That [gun] firing ought to be echoing in our minds as we consider whether a bump stock device should be permitted to be sold lawfully", said Sen. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the party's failure to act " is about money ", from the National Rifle Association. Read More »

European Union chief urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees

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Myanmarese authorities, led by de facto leader and Noble peace prize victor Aug San Suu Kyi, have been tightly controlling access to the state since last month when purported attacks by Rohingya militants prompted a brutal military response that has forced over 515,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh. Read More »

In Ethiopia, Kovind cites India's investments

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In a humble gesture, India's President Ram Nath Kovind invited Indians across the world to Rashtrapati Bhavan, saying his home belonged to every Indian. India and Ethiopia Thursday signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties as President Ram Nath Kovind held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome here. Read More »

Vettel: Ferrari have 'all reasons to be confident'

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It means Mercedes are still not certain they have found a fix for their struggles in Singapore and Malaysia while Ferrari will only fit the gearbox they believe was undamaged in Vettel's collision with Lance Stroll at Sepang for a definitive test when Practice Three begins on Saturday morning. Read More »

Amit Shah skips BJP's high profile 'Jana Raksha Yatra' in Kerala

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Meanwhile, Shah on Thursday skipped the second leg of the party's padayatra in Kerala to make himself available for a meeting with prime minister Narendra Modi . According to RSS , the rally was earlier postponed as the state BJP leaders are not committed to strengthening the party. "It was very rare that a family lost both father and son in political violence", said Mr. Read More »

Panchkula Aug 25 violence: Notice sent to 45 Dera Management Committee members

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After the real Honeypreet and Sukhdev reached the court premises without any trouble, they were ordered to be kept under police custody until all the matters of the case were sorted. "Instead of probing his own officials' role in the entire affair, Mr. Khattar is simply trying to shift the focus to Punjab, as he had done in the wake of the Panchkula violence", he said. Read More »

Trump to visit Las Vegas to soothe people traumatized by mass shooting

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The president and McCarthy on-board as Air Force One taxied right past Mandalay Bay, where the deadly shooter perched and fired indiscriminately at concert goers. "I don't know a lot about them, and I'm somebody who, I'd like to think, is fairly familiar with a lot of firearms and you know, the use of those". Trump said law enforcement officials were learning more about the gunman and the details would be "announced at the appropriate time", the New York Times reported. Read More »

What you need to know about the Las Vegas shooting

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Top House Republicans had already indicated they were open to a conversation on restricting bump stocks - something reiterated by White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders in Thursday's press briefing - and Sen. "There will certainly be a time for that policy discussion to take place", Sanders said the day after the killings, "but that's not the place that we're in at this moment". Read More »

Trump visits survivors, first responders in Las Vegas

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Bump stocks were originally meant to help people with limited hand mobility use a semi-automatic weapon without needing to pull the trigger for every round fired. The careful and complementary language from Trump, his team, Republicans and gun control opponents stands out at a time when the White House and top GOP officials in Washington have taken increasingly frequent potshots at each other over everything from health care to foreign policy. Read More »

After Vegas massacre, Democrats quickly call for action on guns

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Under federal law, buyers must first pay a $200 transfer fee and submit to fingerprinting and a federal background check, a process that can take around a year to complete. No one will tell you that Republicans and Democrats are going to see eye to eye now. "If somebody can essentially convert a semi-automatic to an automatic weapon by buying one of these and utilizing it, and cause the kind of mayhem and mass casualties that we saw in Las Vegas, that's something of obvious concern that we ... Read More »

Nolan calls for gun violence debate in Congress

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The GOP's failure to act "is about money", Pelosi said after a rally Wednesday morning outside the Capitol. It was a routine news conference for GOP leadership, with one notable exception. The bill was expected to come up for a vote as soon as this week. The congressional inaction underscored the power of the NRA and the political stakes for lawmakers who maintain their support for the constitutional right to bear arms and fear any challenge to their fealty. Read More »

GOP Leaders Say No Action on Gun Legislation

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The SHARE Act was marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee last week and is now awaiting a full floor vote - months behind schedule. Those are essentially prohibited by federal laws. But in general, law enforcement experts say that deregulating silencers could have "devastating effects" on public safety and the safety of law enforcement officers. Read More »

Trump somber in visit to stricken Las Vegas

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President Donald Trump touched down in Las Vegas , Nevada, Wednesday afternoon, and just as suspected, he completely dodged questions about gun violence . President Donald Trump leaving Washington for Las Vegas . B'nai B'rith global said it is "well past time for meaningful, bipartisan gun violence legislation in this country". Read More »

Jewish groups call for tougher gun laws

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Gunderson posted a brief video of him meeting First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at University Medical Center Wednesday. Asked about whether now was a good time to discuss measures, he said: "at some point, perhaps, that will come". Read More »

Melania wears sunglasses at night after sad visit to Vegas survivors

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Visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump said jokingly that the recovery from Hurricane Maria on the island was blowing the USA budget "a little out of whack ". "To the families of the victims , we are praying for you and we are here for you and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period", the US President added . Read More »

McCarthy, Trump visit shooting victims and first responders

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Earlier, the president met privately with victims of the Las Vegas shooting at a hospital Wednesday after he touched down in a city still reeling from the worst gun massacre in modern USA history. "We call upon the bonds that unite us - our faith, our family, and our shared values", Trump said Monday. While House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders have asked Americans to donate blood in the wake of the shooting, Pelosi said Republicans "have to give some political blood". Read More »

President Trump Visits Las Vegas After Mass Shooting

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After meeting with first responders, Trump told reporters he "just met some of the most awesome people" and that he met with patients that were "terribly wounded". Gunderson was shot when 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire on hundreds of people attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Read More »

YouTube tweaks search results after Vegas shooting backlash

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The source did not clarify how the site would rank its videos' authoritativeness. YouTube has been taking a shot at the change for quite a long time, however chose to discharge it ahead of schedule after connivance recordings surfaced on its site about the Las Vegas shooting . Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 awarded to anti-nuclear campaign ICAN

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But with actual disarmament of the world's nuclear arsenal likely still far off, ICAN is not resting on its laurels. The organization said that it was a "great honor" to have been recognized for its role as a driving force behind the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted on July 7 with the support of 122 nations. Read More »

4 children killed in day care blaze set by security guard

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The guard, identified by authorities as 50-year-old Damiao dos Santos, set himself alight at the scene and later died of his injuries in hospital. Janauba's mayor has declared a seven-day mourning period. The motive of the attack was unclear. The fire was started by a security guard working at the facility, according to Brazilian state news agency, who allegedly set the facility ablaze before torching himself. Read More »

Girlfriend of Las Vegas Shooter Arrives in Los Angeles

The mass shooting resulted in 58 deaths and injured at least 489 people. When asked by reporters if there was any evidence Paddock planned to flee the scene of the shooting, Lombardo answered, "Yes". Investigators believe Danley can answer many lingering questions about Paddock's motive , and how he was able to stockpile so many weapons. Federal investigators are expected to question Danley when she returns to the US on Wednesday. Read More »

Gauri Lankesh Murder: One Month On, Killers Remain Untraced

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The Anna Politkovskaya Award was established to remember and honour Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in Moscow on October 7, 2006 over her reportage of the second war in Chechnya. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had ordered a SIT probe a day after her murder as protests against the series killing of right-wing critics emerged in the major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Pune and many other in India. Read More »