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'Hurt' Samit Patel feels ready for England recall

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Putting on that England shirt... it means everything to me. "Yeah it has hurt, especially in the white-ball format", said Patel of his worldwide exclusion. "It is going brilliantly at the moment", added the former England coach. The opening bowler went for 17 runs in his four overs, which suffocated the Bears' batting in the early stages of their chase. Read More »

Obama Offered Trump Four Pieces Of Wisdom In Inauguration Day Letter

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According to CNN , which obtained an exclusive look at the letter, Obama, when writing the missive, didn't even disclose its contents even to his closest aides. During a presidency teeming in outrage, Obama's letter is a reminder that America is not defined by one presidency or another. The critics will rage. Read More »

North Korea Is Closing In On A Sixth Nuclear Test

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Trump has ramped up war talk this year as he promised "fire and fury" and said the USA is "locked and loaded" to deal with Kim. The President said this week that "talking is not the answer" to the conflict with North Korea, but his Defence secretary, Jim Mattis, told reporters just hours later that the U.S. Read More »

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

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A request for more money is expected later this month. Trump has been vocal on the issue, and he's suggested tying the debt ceiling issue to other measures in the past. If Congress does not come to an agreement on raising the ceiling, it could lead to a government shutdown and potentially destroy America's credit rating, setting off an unprecedented financial crisis. Read More »

RSS hails Sitharaman's elevation as Defence Minister

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Sitharaman also made statements about Modi's commitment towards women empowerment. Former sports minister Vijay Goel have been moved to Parliamentary affairs as a minister of state. "I can serve the country with something which is constantly on the top of my mind", she was quoted as saying by PTI. At defence she will be charged with carrying out a military modernisation programme estimated to cost $150 billion to fully equip India's armed forces. Read More »

Mayfield focused as No. 7 Oklahoma opens with UTEP

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That's after leading the Sooners to the College Football playoff in 2015 and finishing fourth in the Heisman balloting. "There's a reason I spoke out and took up for them because I know what they're capable of", Mayfield said of this year's lesser-known teammates. Read More »

Four injured after auto smashes into house in UK

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Four people were left injured following the incident. The scene in York this morning where a auto crashed into a house. Four in hospitalThe scene in Clifton Moor this morning. Both the house and the auto were severely damaged in the blaze. Photograph: Danny Lawson/ PA WireOne man has been arrested. The driver of the auto, who was not identified but was in his 20s, was arrested after the incident. Read More »

Trump, asked if he'd attack North Korea, says: 'We'll see'

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Trump went on to accuse South Korea of favoring a policy of "appeasement", insisting that approach "with North Korea will not work", because the North Koreans "only understand one thing!" China's foreign ministry said in a statement that the Chinese government has "expressed firm opposition and strong condemnation". Read More »

Hurricane Irma strenghtens again to category 3 storm

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A ship passed within 50 miles to the west of the storm's center and reported winds of about 45 mph, and tropical storm force winds associated with the storm extend at most about 60 miles. Forecasters will have a better idea late next week, LaCorte said . The bigger question is where Irma will go. The hurricane is packing winds of 175 kilometres (110 miles) per hour and is moving west at a speed of 13 miles per hour. Read More »

Powerful Hurricane Irma churns in the Atlantic

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Irma , which has since rebuilt its eyewall, became a Category 2 storm on Saturday with winds still raging at some 110 miles per hour due to cooler central ocean waters, but is expected to accelerate its size and power when it reaches the warmth of the Caribbean Sea. Read More »

North Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Test

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After Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test, in January 2016, it claimed that the device was a miniaturised H-bomb, which has the potential to be far more powerful than other nuclear devices. The state-owned broadcaster is the only official source of television news for North Koreans. Impoverished 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 »

China condemns North Korea's 6th nuclear test

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South Korea's Meteorological Administration estimated that Sunday's test was five to six times more powerful than North Korea's fifth nuclear test in September 2016, which caused a 5.3 magnitude natural disaster. China strongly condemned North Korea's nuclear test Sunday, slamming Pyongyang for ignoring worldwide condemnation of its atomic weapons programme. Read More »

Theresa May's "secret" £50bn Brexit bill "nonsense" says David Davis

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The payment dispute came as Mrs May's allies issued a warning to would-be rebels ahead of the first Commons votes on the Brexit legislation. He said Mr Barnier "wants to put pressure on us, which is why the stance this week in the press conference - bluntly, I think it looked a bit silly because there plainly were things that we had achieved". Read More »

Lightning-Sparked Wildfires Burn in Northern California

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MDT Wednesday August 30 Tanker 944 made two drops, half a load on each pass. About 58 homes near the park were destroyed earlier this summer. Authorities said John Ballenger, 29, was arrested on suspicion of starting a campfire outside of a designated campground. Read More »

Samuel's big game ignites SC in opener

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The second-year starter wasn't flawless, but he made a few next-level throws, including a 39-yard touchdown after slipping a sack, on the way to passing for 215 yards and three scores. Samuel may not be much of a talker, but he certainly can play. The junior fielded the opening kickoff from N.C. State kicker Kyle Bambard at the three-yard line and weaved through several Wolfpack tacklers before sprinting down the left sideline and into the end zone. Read More »

Is North Korea winning deterrence war with US?

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These were precursors to the successful test of North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in March. The news about the third child's birth came the same day that North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before landing in the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Technical Charts and Signs for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)

Its stake stood at $72,693,000 an increase of 338.8% as of the end of the quarter. First Interstate Bank increased its position in shares of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 11/29/2016 - PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)'s payout ratio is 38.12%. A month ago, analyst EPS consensus estimated earnings of US$2.12 per share. Read More »

Seven girls killed in fire at Kenya high school

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The injured, who are more than 50, have been admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital and Nairobi Women's Hospital, with close to 40 students having been treated and discharged. "We have chose to close the school for two weeks", Matiang'i said. It is quite tragic that parents and kin have to mourn deaths of eight students who died in a school fire yesterday, even before the ink has dried on a report on school infernos. Read More »

UK, Japan agree closer security ties

On Tuesday, UN diplomats secured a unanimous condemnation of Pyongyang's latest missile tests, but it was not expected to immediately lead to new or tightened sanctions, with divisions among the 15-member council on how to proceed. Mr Abe said the launch of the missile which flew over Japan was "outrageous", adding: "This is an unprecedented serious and grave threat". May toured Japan's flagship Izumo helicopter carrier for a military briefing with Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera before ... Read More »

Warm and sunny weekend expected, cooler temps coming Monday

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It could be very close in both places! If you are going to be out late, you might need a light jacket on hand. For the most part, Labor Day is looking dry and mostly sunny. There won't be much moisture ahead of the front but we can't discount at least a slight chance of scattered afternoon showers tomorrow . It's interesting all the different feelings the weather will stir up this weekend. Read More »

George Clooney asked about being next president: 'Oh, that sounds like fun'

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Damon was unapologetically gleeful about getting to be this very bad guy. Clooney explained that they wanted it to be amusing, but it got angrier as they were shooting. He's fantastic. I've done a bunch of movies with him as a producer, as a writer, as an actor, as a director and it's why I keep coming back. Julienne Moore plays both the role of Damon's wife, and that of his wife's sister. Read More »

Sitharaman gets Defence, Goyal made Railways Minister

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There has also been concern, given the aggravated tension with Pakistan and China, about the lack of a full-time defence minister. Prabhu offered his resignation in late August after an accident earlier in the month killed 10. Goel, who earlier held independent charge, has been shunted as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Afairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation. Read More »

Temple Police Looking For Missing 22-Year-Old Student

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He has been charged with murder and other offenses. She did confirm that police searched the home Friday night and could only say that credible information led them there. "We do unfortunately believe that she was killed, but we don't know how". "We still have a lot of unanswered questions". The Burleigh family came to Temple Police on Thursday evening to report the student missing. Read More »

Some Harvey survivors also survived Hurricane Katrina

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Déjà vu is understandable. When the business model of journalism is as fraught as the one we face today, ethics can become hard because there aren't necessarily enough people on the ground doing the work before we can begin to question whether they're doing it responsibly. Read More »

Cambodia arrests opposition leader for 'treason'

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He was arrested after video footage from the Australia-based CBN news was posted on Facebook in which Mr Sokha told his audience that the United States government had been helping him to change the government in Cambodia since 1993. Rainsy said he quit to save the party in the face of a threatened ban on any party with a leader who has been convicted of a crime. "It is the United States". Read More »

Rooney charged with driving under the influence

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She told journalists: "I allowed him to drive my auto, my black soft top, because I was too drunk to drive". "But I watch games and try to work how teams are going to try to break the other team down, and vice versa". "He turned and said to me 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry, you'll be OK, I'm getting out of here'". We arranged for the taxi to drop us at my friend's house where I had left my vehicle earlier. Read More »

New entrant in union Cabinet, KJ Aphons an inspiration for country's youth

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Bureaucrat-turned-politician KJ Alphons is the new Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The promotion of Naqvi, Pradhan, Sitharaman and Goyal, who were all Ministers of State with independent charge, is an endorsement of their good performance, official sources said. Read More »

All Eyes On Pm Narendra Modi And Xi Jinping At BRICS Summit

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Modi snubbed a separate summit called by Xi in May to promote the Chinese leader's vision of reinvigorated ancient east-west trading routes, which is seen by many analysts as a Chinese geopolitical power play. Xi will host a meeting of BRICS leaders, discussing the world economy, global governance, worldwide and regional hotspot issues and national security and development, he said. Read More »

Bad boy Fognini facing boot from US Open

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Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has been fined a total of US$24,000 for three separate incidents in his first-round loss at the US Open earlier this week. "It was just a very bad day" he said. 'Although I'm a hot-head (and though I've been right in most circumstances) I was wrong. Fognini was given the biggest fine in Wimbledon history in 2014 when he was penalised £21,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct. Read More »

NKorea says it has advanced H-bomb

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South Korea responded to that test by staging a live-fire bombing drill simulating the destruction of North Korea's leadership. The test firing of an intermediate-range missile over Japan makes no sense except as an affront, not only to the U.S. Read More »

Nebraska, Arkansas State Comes Down To The Final Play

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Entering this season, Arkansas State was 1-25-1 in them over the last 27 seasons. · Drew Brown connected on two field goals in the first half, giving him 49 career field goals. Tre' Bryant ran for 192 yards and a touchdown and Tanner Lee threw for 238 yards and two scores for Nebraska. Nebraska plays OR for the second straight season, this time in Eugene. Read More »

Bomb test a 'deliberate poke in the eye' to China

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Hydrogen bombs or H-bombs - also known as thermonuclear devices - are far more powerful than the relatively simple atomic weapons the North was believed to have tested so far. "The North Koreans have said this was a goal for a long time". In its report, KCNA (via Xinhua , China's official news agency) also said the North Korean leader "guided the work for nuclear weaponization on the spot", as part of "the final-stage research and development for perfecting the state nuclear force". Read More »

Trump sends $7.9B Harvey aid request to Congress

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The request is a "down-payment" on Trump's commitment to help people in the wake of Harvey, he added. Asked Saturday what families on the ground had told him, Trump said "they were just happy" and he seemed to find a silver lining in the disaster. Read More »