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US, South Korea Begin Largest-Ever Joint Air Drill

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Dozens of state-of-the-art American fighter jets, including F-22 raptors and F-35s, are blazing across the skies surrounding the Korean peninsula. Unprecedented joint air force drills between the US and South Korea, featuring hundreds of warplanes, have kicked off despite dire warnings from Pyongyang and Moscow's calls to avoid new provocations after the recent launch of North Korea's new ICBM. Read More »

Hafiz Saeed To Contest General Elections in Pakistan Next Year

However, Pakistan's Interior Ministry on September 26 opposed the registration of the MML which says that the ideology of Pakistan is to "Unite Muslim once again" and "shunning ethnic and linguistic divisions", and cited worldwide pressure and refusal of security clearance by intelligence agencies as the reason for their disapproval. Read More »

Liberal MP Tim Wilson proposes during same-sex marriage debate

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After more than a decade of debate, Australians emphatically endorsed gay marriage in a recent nationwide postal vote, with some 62 percent of the 12.7 million who took part voting "yes" in November. He said this week's debate "belongs to all those who have waited". "Always with an eye to the future, the Member for Kooyong [Josh Frydenberg] and his wife Amy sent flowers, but when we told others, many simply didn't know how to react", he said. Read More »

Trump privately saying government shutdown might benefit him

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Congressional Republicans have already stated that they wish to avoid a shutdown, instead hoping to work with Democrats to pass legislation in the upcoming months. Trump's recent public admission that he "doesn't see a deal" to be made regarding the inclusion of an immigration provision in the spending bill seems to contradict Short's assurances. Read More »

Saudi-Led Coalition Strikes Houthis in Support of Yemen's Saleh

Smoke billows behind a building in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 3, 2017, during clashes between Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The former enemies drove President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's internationally recognised government out of the capital, which has been rocked by rebel infighting. Read More »

Trump's McDonald's binges and screaming fits revealed in new book

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Lewandowsky himself seems to be a controversial figure indeed, as for many he keeps being closely associated with the Trump circle of confidantes, however good or bad. Another freakish detail from the book describes how Hope Hicks, now the White House Communications Director, was tasked with steaming Trump's suit and trousers - while he was wearing them. Read More »

Clearing skies tonight; mostly cloudy skies push by Sunday

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Overnight lows will dip to the 40s next week. Today: A few AM showers possible, then increasing sun. Skies will be mostly to partly cloudy across metro Phoenix Saturday as an area of low pressure tracks out a Baja and across southern Arizona towards the east, pulling that subtropical moisture that brought the clouds over the past several days along with it. Read More »

North Korea warns joint US-South Korea military drill risks nuclear war

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Referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , McMaster added, "Every time he conducts a missile launch and nuclear test, he gets better". "It's insane to send spouses and children to South Korea given the provocation of North Korea ", Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on CBS's "Face the Nation". Read More »

Crash in Perry County kills 26-year-old man

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Troopers say Reynolds was the only occupant of the aircraft. The crash happened around 3 p.m. Saturday about four miles south of St. Joseph, west of Route JJ. The patrol added the Federal Aviation Administration was not summoned for the probe, since the craft contained no formal registration number. He was ejected from the vehicle, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Read More »

Worrying satellite images show North Korea building another nuclear missile launch site

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The warning came after Pyongyang tested its first missile in two months . U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China Thursday to curb its oil supply to North Korea in the wake of its latest missile launch. "We need China to do more", Ms Haley said on Wednesday. The US remains determined to stop North Korea from building a credible nuclear force, but it's looking less likely it will be able to do so diplomatically . Read More »

Police find suspected remains of missing veteran, her dog

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Ware was arrested October 13 by Ontario police on suspicion of murder and is in custody. The man suspected and arrested in the killing of his ex-wife in Ontario helped lead investigators to dead remains suspected to be that of her and her dog in a rural desert area of Riverside County, police said Friday. Read More »

Second Georgia player arrested alongside LB Natrez Patrick on Saturday night

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His bond was set for $1,030. He was in a vehicle with fellow teammate and receiver Jayson Stanley . He was arrested on October 5 in Athens on a misdemeanor charge of possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. For Patrick, this is the third time he has been arrested since enrolling at Georgia three years ago. Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick appears to be in trouble again. Read More »

USA withdraws from United Nations migrant pact

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The process involving some 193 countries It looks to "protect the human rights of all refugees and migrants, regardless of status". It also seeks to fight xenophobia, racism and discrimination towards refugees and migrants. He added that the United States "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome". In light of these withdrawals and threats, many observers have wondered aloud if Trump's "America First" policy is really an "America ... Read More »

1 dead after hit-and-run driver strikes several pedestrians in Queens

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Authorities say the driver targeted victims outside a nightclub. Police say the crash happened after a knife fight outside a hookah lounge at 127th and Liberty Avenue. They were screaming, it was insane. Some of the injured, who were rushed to hospital, also reportedly had stab wounds. He said the driver was "going after someone" and witnessed a girl holding a man back. Read More »

Trump state visit more problematic after far-right tweets, says Greening

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And in extraordinary scenes in the Commons, MPs queued up to condemn the President as "fascist", "racist", "stupid" and responsible for spreading "evil". "And I think trust is 100% there and so we will get past all these things and get on with our main job and leadership in the world, which needs leadership". Read More »

First phase of demolition at Pontiac Silverdome fails

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Construction crews said the implosion worked exactly as planned. "Unless we find something in the next few hours researching the wiring, we will take it down mechanically", Cuppetilli said. The weather for Sunday is looking favorable for demoltion, but if it has to be rescheduled it will be pushed back one week. The Silverdome opened in 1975 and was the home stadium for the Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons . Read More »

Pelosi calls on Nevada Democrat to resign

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She says the allegation against him from a former aide was convincing and in light of the accusation, "Congressman Kihuen should resign". The statement from the California Democrat comes in response to allegations that Kihuen sexually harassed his finance director on the campaign trail past year. Read More »

Alan Pardew makes admission about West Bromwich Albion's Sam Field

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He said: "I was encouraged because I'm still missing five or six players you could argue might be starters, certainly three or four". "I was a bit anxious about him today because a third game in a week for a young player like that I was expecting him to struggle", he told The Express and Star. Read More »

War criminal Praljak drank potassium cyanide to kill himself

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The presiding judge called for a doctor and halted the proceedings. The former Croatian army chief drank from a small bottle and yelled: "I am not a war criminal". Praljak was appealing a 2013 conviction for crimes against humanity in Mostar during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war. A former Croatian general who died after swallowing a liquid at a war crimes hearing in the Netherlands had cyanide in his system, Dutch prosecutors said after an autopsy was performed Friday. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino's Manson Era Film Scores Release Date

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All the proof you need is the just-announced release date of August 8, 2019 for the filmmaker's untitled ninth film, now going under the working title of Untitled #9 . The picture is being produced by Harry Potter's David Heyman , Tarantino, and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes will be exec producer and line producer. Read More »

Brock Turner has appealed his sexual assault conviction

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Judge Persky, meanwhile, has already been removed from another sexual assault case after it was revealed that Turner was not the first athlete he'd gone easy on. His legal team are hoping to overturn that in the new trial. It also claims the prosecution failed "to present constitutionally sufficient evidence" to support the three counts of conviction. Read More »

Iranian president inaugurates first phase of Chabahar Port

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Indian investment in phase-1 will be about $500 million. The port was envisioned after Pakistan consistently denied transit route to Iran and Afghanistan for trade with India. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks in Tehran with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday, discussing bilateral relations and other issues. Read More »

Egypt Presidential Hopeful Arrives in Cairo

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She said that the presidential hopeful is being deported to Egypt on a private jet. An informed source told Arabic Ahram news website that Shafiq checked in a hotel in Cairo pending the end of work to prepare his home for his residence. Read More »

Watch party at Liberty Bowl for Memphis-UCF

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Frost is highly coveted in coaching searches around the country, particularly by Nebraska. The Tigers trailed by 10 points three different times in the first half, but rallied to take a 31-24 lead at halftime. 1 and No. 2 nationally in scoring more than lived up to the billing. UCF punted, and Memphis had a chance to play for the win. Athletic director Danny White said that there is a possibility that Frost would coach the Knights in their bowl game. Read More »

Salman disapproves of Puneesh Sharma and Hina Khan's behaviour in the house

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The duo is reuniting after years and Salman Khan is super excited about it. On the other hand, both Luv and Priyank were lauding Shilpa Shinde for her smart play on the reality show. She makes Salman sit on the machine and then asks him if he will get married or not. One was to select one co star form the two pictures shown and next one was a lie detector game. Read More »

Where ballot papers were used, BJP votes down, says Akhilesh Yadav

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But, the Mayawati-led party is set to end up second behind the BJP in the UP civic polls. Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP, chief Mayawati today accused that BJP's win in ULB's election is due to misuse of EVMs and threw an open challenge to hold the 2019 Lok Sabha polls using ballot papers. Read More »

US Defense Secretary to visit Pakistan on Monday

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During his visit, Mattis held talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, and the two discussed worldwide and regional threats, in particular terrorism and extremism, according to a statement from the president's office. Following the speech, Tillerson cautioned Pakistan that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continued providing support to Afghan militant groups. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent suspected of sending anti-Trump texts removed from Mueller team

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ABC News first reported Strzok's ouster in August, but it was unclear at the time why he was removed from the special counsel's team. The existence of the text messages was brought to the attention of Mueller's office by the Justice Department inspector general's office, which has been conducting a wide-ranging investigation of the FBI's handling of the Clinton email case. Read More »

North Korea misses figure skating deadline for Olympics

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South Korea said it expected Pyongyang to pause its provocative missile testing program following Wednesday's successful flight of its new Hwasong-15 missile, which can reach the USA mainland. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo referred to the brigade's formation in September, following North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. Read More »

Congress downplays remarks of Poonawalla on organisational polls

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Apologists of the Gandhi family (and there is no dearth of them) will, of course, claim that the Congress Yuvraj would initiate the required changes after becoming the President, but it will be all hogwash. "...it doesn't matter as long as I don't want any post, I don't want any ticket from any party". With the start of the nomination process today, the chairman of the party's Central Election Authority, Mullapally Ramachandran, was in his office at the party headquarters where some leaders ... Read More »

AP Legislature gives nod to 5 pc quota for Kapu community

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Finally, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has bowed to the Kapu community's quota/reservation demand. Based on the report of Manjunath Commission, the cabinet held on Friday chose to extend the reservation to Telaga, Kapu, Ontari and Balija communities also. Read More »

Tillerson: China could do more to curb oil exports to N.Korea

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We do think they could do more with the oil. Russian Federation looked negatively on USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's call for countries to end relations with North Korea and believes that sanctions pressure is "exhausted", according to a read-out of Lavrov's address to reporters at a security summit in Belarus, published by Russia's foreign ministry. Read More »