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Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

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People leave a subway station in central Pyongyang in April. "Invariable is the aggressive ambition of the United States to dominate Asia and the rest of the world by swallowing up the whole Korean Peninsula", said a statement on Friday on the North's official Korean Central News Agency. Read More »

Jose now a major hurricane

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A number of hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic now, including Hurricanes Irma and Jose. It's moving toward the southeast near 3 miles per hour. Nicholas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Southeastern Bahamas. Parts of Florida, including the Keys and Miami, are already being evacuated . The storm dumped as much as 51.88 inches of rain in some spots and caused at least 60 deaths . Read More »

N. Korea condemns sanctions, warns U.S. of 'greatest pain'

To pass, the resolution would need nine votes in the council and no vetoes from any of the five permanent members - the United States , Britain, France, Russia or China . Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying has also urged a peaceful resolution of the standoff, calling on the USA to take concrete actions to deescalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Korea leader praises 'perfect success' of nuclear test

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said at the weekend that North Korea's "reckless behavior", pursuing nuclear and missile programs, was a global threat and required a global response. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the council's "firm action" to send a clear message to North Korea that it must comply with its worldwide obligations, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Read More »

American howitzer damaged in trial

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According to a report by The Indian Express , 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about Rs 5,000 crore, were ordered from the USA last year along with the bulk production of 18 Dhanush artillery guns, the first acquisition of such weapon systems by the Army in 30 years since the Bofors scandal. Read More »

South Korea: North Korea Planning ICBM Launch This Weekend

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North Korea, which is pursuing its nuclear and missile program in defiance of worldwide condemnation, successfully test fired a hydrogen bomb on August 3. "It's hard for an economy to run without access to energy resources, and North Korea doesn't drill its own oil, it's the lifeblood of its military", said the senior administration official. Read More »

Five missing after ship collision off Singapore

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The collision took place between an Indonesian-registered tanker and a Dominican-registered dredger. After the collision, seven Chinese nationals aboard the dredger were rescued by the Singapore Police Coast Guard (PCG) and transferred to the Singapore General Hospital, while the four other Chinese and one Malaysian crew member are still missing. Read More »

USA allies in Asia welcome new N. Korea curbs

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It still proposes a ban on textile exports. North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on state media that if the U.S. "does rig up the illegal and unlawful 'resolution , '" it would respond in kind. Pyongyang has staged a series of missile tests in recent months, culminating in an intercontinental ballistic missile that appeared to bring much of the USA mainland into range - ramping up tensions and earning itself a seventh set of UN Security Council sanctions. Read More »

Census shows uninsured rate at record low

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The uninsured rates in Kansas and Missouri continue to drop, but not as fast as those in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs. Last year, 28.1 million people, or 8.8% of the USA population, were uninsured for the entire calendar year, down from 29 million people, or 9.1% of the population in 2015. Read More »

Gainesville PD's 'Hot Cops' Facebook Post Goes Viral

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Officers Nordman, Hamill and Rengering...part of the night crew getting ready to do some work.#IrmaUPDATE:1. We... Thirst in the comments immediately reached Category 5. Officers from the Gainesville Police Department have captured the eyes of America and perhaps the heart of many admirers. "3. We can confirm that Officer Rengering (far right with the awesome hair) IS SINGLE". Read More »

Hurricane Katia makes landfall in quake-hit Mexico

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These warm ocean waters help to feed and grow tropical storms and hurricanes. The space station first passed 250 miles over Jose , a Category 4 storm moving west-northwest through the open Atlantic. However the NHC did note that, "interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the future progress of Jose". The government of Mexico has discontinued all tropical storm warnings for the storm. Read More »

Oklahoma's Amani Bledsoe suing NCAA over PED suspension

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According to court documents, a civil lawsuit filed August 24 in Cleveland County, Oklahoma asked the NCAA to lift the suspension and restore a year of eligibility. In November, Bledsoe submitted the Inner Armour powder he had taken along with other supplements he had recently used to OU athletic trainer Scott Anderson. Read More »

U.S. pays tribute to 9/11 victims

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Reflecting on a tragedy that still feels immediate to them, victims' relatives thanked first responders and the military, anxious for people affected by Hurricane Irma as it continued its destructive path as a tropical storm and pleaded for a return to the sense of cohesiveness that followed the attacks. Read More »

Pakistan says it is open to joint Afghan border patrols

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Abbasi says Pakistan is willing to take a number of steps over the matter, so long as the U.S. also takes reciprocal steps in Afghanistan, meant to limit cross-border attacks on both sides. He said that the US had not clarified some of the perceptions that were raised after US President Donald Trump's policy statement on Afghanistan and South Asia. Read More »

US plans cyberwar as Kim Jong-un celebrates missile tests

As the UN Security Council voted to apply more economic pressure against North Korea on Monday, Russian smugglers have been shipping petroleum and other goods to the regime, U.S. On whether North Korea has a ballistic missile capable of hitting London, Sir Michael replied: "Not yet, but they are clearly accelerating their missile programme". Read More »

Pakistan Should Back Rohingya Rights Abroad and at Home

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Despite the UN Human Rights Council's criticism of India on the Rohingya issue, China said it backed the Myanmar government's efforts to "safeguard stability" in the ongoing crisis over the Muslim minority Rohingya population there. "This measure resembles a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return", Zeid said . More than 300,000 Rohingya have escaped Myanmar ( Burma ) in recent weeks. Read More »

UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea

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On Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea , with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped. "We call on all countries to vigorously implement these new sanctions and all other existing sanctions", he added. "We have taken an incremental approach, and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked", Haley said. Read More »

Next round of Brexit negotiations postponed to September 25

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Britain and the European Union postponed a new round of Brexit negotiations by a week until the end of the month in what EU diplomats said was to allow time for Prime Minister Theresa May to make a key speech in about 10 days. Mr Fallon talked up Britain's vital importance to Brussels as one of only two nuclear powers in Europe alongside France - and the only one to meet NATO's 2 per cent spending commitments. Read More »

CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Bought by HBK Investments LP

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Trillium Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of CVS Health Corp by 4.9% in the second quarter. The institutional investor held 468,923 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $37.00 million, up from 386,428 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

Top Republican Senators Implore Trump and Bannon to Stop Slamming GOP Colleagues

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In the wake of the debt-ceiling deal , others are starting to get the idea that tax reform is not in the cards. (See here, here and here.) This empowers Trump to unhitch himself from people like Mitch McConnell , Paul Ryan and other establishment Republican party leaders and venture forth on his own, making deals across the aisle, catering to his base and building a cult of personality broader and more powerful than the Republican party brand. Read More »

14 killed as van hits trailer near Chakri

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According to police sources, a passenger coach bearing registration number (LZT-1212) was traveling to Rawalpindi from Jhang via Motorway when the driver fell asleep. The Rawalpindi-bound Hiace van caught fire after crashing into a trailer from behind. As a result, the CNG cylinders, fitted in the vehicle, caught fire, resulting in the death of 14 passengers including four children while five others were injured. Read More »

7 in public liberal arts colleges

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U.S. News and World Report also highlights schools with outstanding programs linked to student success. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University were recently highly rated in national rankings of liberal arts colleges by two magazines. Read More »

India Nobel victor launches march for abused children

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The yatra comes amid national outrage over the murder of a seven-year-old boy in his school toilet. The yatra is aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of the cases, strengthening institutional response including medical assistance and compensations, ensuring protection for the victim and the witnesses during the trial of the case and increasing convictions in child sexual abuse cases. Read More »

Are Yankees going to win another at Rays? MLB Predictions 9/12/17

Four relievers closed it out, with Alex Colome pitching a ideal ninth for his 44th save. Gray's first pitch of the game to Kiermaier cleared the fence in right-center to tie the game. Frazier's liner in the fifth was hauled in by right fielder Steven Souza Jr. on the warning track. - First baseman Greg Bird missed a second game due to back spasms. Read More »

The Way to Make North Korea Back Down

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Tensions have been escalating in the Korean peninsula after North Korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb and an intercontinental ballistic missile that could go as far as to the east coast of the US. Trump's call to Xi is part of his efforts to reach out to global leaders on the issue of North Korean threat. North Korea has now conducted six nuclear tests in the last decade, more than 20 ballistic missile tests this year alone, and is rapidly moving toward its goal of developing a ... Read More »

NKorea rejects United Nations sanctions, says USA will suffer

Undaunted by the worldwide criticism of its test, which Pyongyang says was of a hydrogen bomb, Pyongyang celebrated through the weekend, with concerts and banquets for the country's nuclear scientists and engineers. "(They discussed) a firm and united reaction towards North Korea's repeated provocations as it is a threat to world peace and security", the Elysee Palace told CNN. Read More »

State Senate Approves Foxconn Incentives Package

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The bill now heads back to the state Assembly. Proponents claim the Foxconn deal could eventually create up to 13,000 jobs. It appears the factory would be located in Racine County, since the city of Kenosha announced it's taking itself out of consideration. Read More »

Russell Westbrook reportedly signs 10-year extension with Nike's Jordan Brand

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Thanks to a huge new deal, Russ has become the new face of the Jordan brand. The contract will be retroactively applied to this past season, in which Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists. Just after agreeing to the extension, Westbrook and Jordan embarked on a multicity, rapid-fire tour of China, with Westbrook again supporting the newest Air Jordan model. Read More »

What to do if your identity was stolen after the Equifax hack

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If you've already frozen your credit reports, you'll have to temporarily lift the freeze in order to enroll in a monitoring service, according to the FTC . If your credit card number or dispute information was stolen, you will receive a notice by mail. Since the company is only directly notifying the people whose credit card info or dispute documents were leaked, registering on the website or calling its hotline (866-447-7559) may be the only way to know for sure if you were impacted. Read More »

Expedition 53-54 Members Launch To International Space Station

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After launch the trip to the station should take about six hours or so at which point the crew will dock and the hatch will open roughly two hours after that. The final three members that will round out Expedition 53-54 on the International Space Station are headed to their new home in the sky Tuesday night . Read More »

US Seeks an Asset Freeze for Kim Jong Un

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Of five key original measures, a ban on textile exports from North Korea remained . The draft further calls for a Kim Jong Un asset freeze and a travel ban on North Korea's senior leaders. Textiles were North Korea's second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016, totalling $752 million, according to data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms in Atlantic

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A hurricane warning due to Irma is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Tropical Depression 13 is trying to organize into a tropical storm off the coast of Mexico. Forecasters predict that by Friday, it will have turned into a Category 3 hurricane. Read More »