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Saudi king says kingdom has made progress in tackling terrorism

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Some deviant elements, the King said, even sought to target the holy sites in disregard to their sanctities. Muslim pilgrims walk and pray on Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on the eve of Arafat Day which is the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage on August 30, 2017. Read More »

Rohingya exodus continues after 73000 flee Myanmar

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Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi flew to Myanmar on Sunday afternoon and plans to meet with several government figures, including Suu Kyi. The existing medical facilities in the border area were insufficient to cope up with the influx and more aid and paramedics were needed, they said. Read More »

National Day of Prayer for victims of Harvey

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The National Day of Prayer for Hurricane Harvey Victims, as declared by President Trump, follows other historic presidential prayer declarations dating back to President Lincoln. The proclamation says the entire nation grieves with Texas and Louisiana and we pray for healing and comfort for those in need. "Melania and I are grateful to everyone devoting time, effort, and resources to the ongoing response, recovery and rebuilding efforts". Read More »

Theresa May calls on China to act over North Korea missile launches

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May agreed, noting that China, North Korea's lone major ally, had been involved in U.N. Security Council debate earlier this week. Early on Thursday, May visited a naval base on the outskirts of Tokyo with Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera before attending a business forum and the security meeting. Read More »

LeT militant involved in murder of Kashmiri army officer killed

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The encounter that took place on Bakri Eid triggered clashes between local youths and the personnel in Kulgam and Anantnag districts. Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Sept. On May 10, a bullet-ridden body of a 22-year-old Fayaz was found in Shopian district's Herman area in South Kashmir. "The newly commissioned Lieutenant Umar Fayaz was abducted and killed by LeT terrorists in May, when he was attending a wedding of relative in Shopian", sources in the Army said. Read More »

Ardmore firefighters participate in annual Fill the Boot campaign

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I'm already planning for it". More than 100,000 firefighters participate each year, the group says. "We actually got our boot last week and we set up a table right away and have been collecting since then", said Frantz, who added that her employees chose to substitute the boot for their tip jar, donating whatever extra cash they made to the cause. Read More »

Domino's to raise 'dough' for hurricane relief

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Sofaly continues to check the shelves for supplies and count volunteers. Those wishing to donate can go to https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation and choose " Hurricane Harvey " from the dropdown menu found under "I Want to Support". Read More »

Trump prepares to discuss withdrawal from KORUS : WP

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The report published on Saturday reveals President Trump has asked advisers to prepare to leave the deal, and will likely begin the formal process as early as next week. free trade agreement with South Korea. Trump was said to have been angered by the trade representatives' meeting last month, which is believed to be the reason why he demanded his advisors consider a withdrawal. Read More »

Gene Chizik: Auburn is ready for Clemson, defense 'as advertised'

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Our defense got a chance to play a lot of young guys". White lost the starting quarterback competition to Jarrett Stidham in the fall, but was listed as the backup on the depth chart. He'd take his eyes off the field and tuck and run at the first sign of perceived trouble, and more often than not he had nowhere to go. Auburn third-team tailback Kam Martin had a big day, with a 36-yard touchdown and a 61-yard run. Read More »

Dialogue only solution in US-North Korea standoff: Putin

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Pyongyang has been test-firing missiles at a rapid clip this year. But Putin wrote in an article: 'Russia believes that the policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile programme is misguided and futile . In July, Russia condemned the United Nations resolution that called out North Korea for firing off its first intercontinental ballistic missile. "The situation is extremely serious. Read More »

Thieves get caught when they try robbing a pub packed with cops

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Peach said that the two alleged robbers must not have known, and likely didn't intend to rob a bar filled with police officers. Joseph McInnis III, 21, and Tyree McCoy, 22, suffered injuries while fighting with officers who attempted to arrest them, according to an incident report released by the department. Read More »

9 new faces in Modi reshuffle, Swearing in begins

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However, for those who know Raj Kumar Singh the former Home Secretary and now the new minister of state for power and new & renewable energy say Singh is used to taking on tough challenges and delivering results. They are apolitical people and not elected members of Parliament. Incidentally, all seven are ministers of state. Since 2014, the twin charges were under M Venkaiah Naidu until he became Vice President, and then briefly under Narendra Singh Tomar as additional charge. Read More »

Japan princess to lose her royal status after announcing engagement to commoner

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Princess Mako's sacrifice for love has reignited a national debate in Japan about whether women should be allowed to retain Imperial status after marriage and rise to the throne. # Princess Mako introduced her fiancé to her parents, the second in line to the throne, Prince Akishino , and Princess Kiko. However, news of the engagement - and Mako giving up her royal status - didn't make headlines until earlier this year. Read More »

Los Angeles wildfire largest in city's history, mayor says

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It burned near where a June wildfire came perilously close to hillside homes. The blaze has so far destroyed one house and forced the evacuation of almost 500 homes in various parts of the city and neighboring Glendale. Giant sequoias are among the largest and longest-lived organisms on Earth, and survive naturally only in Northern California . Fire officials said that if winds do not pick up, they were confident they could confine the fire to slopes that have not burned in several decades. Read More »

Texas deals with deaths as Harvey moves on — WHAT'S HAPPENING

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The loss of drinking water has forced an evacuation of patients from Beaumont's Baptist Hospital . Rescue teams were still going door-to-door in Port Arthur, south of Beaumont. It could take three months for the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, which are normally dry, to drain. He said already-flooded neighbourhoods there may be in greater danger as the Army Corps of Engineers continues to release water into the adjacent Buffalo Bayou to prevent dam and levee failures. Read More »

Financial Advisory Service Inc. Cuts Position in Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) has declined 9.08% since September 2, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500. (XOM) stake by 18.91% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Anchor Limited Liability stated it has 15,444 shares. Heartland Advsr has 0.91% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Johnson Fincl Group reported 114,024 shares stake. Read More »

Is Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) a great bet right now?

Tanaka Capital Management Inc, which manages about $37.10M and $42.74M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ionis Pharmaceuticals by 20,183 shares to 84,953 shares, valued at $4.06 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Somerville Kurt F holds 0.05% or 5,000 shares in its portfolio. Coldstream Cap invested in 17,906 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Asset Mngmt One Limited, a Japan-based fund reported 519,763 shares. Read More »

Angela Merkel u-turns on Turkey EU membership bid in election TV debate

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Turkey began accession talks to join the European Union in 2005, however, talks have halted amid criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on political opponents. More than half of viewers, 55 percent, named Merkel the victor, according to an ARD poll. Given a minute for a closing speech at the end of the debate, Merkel turned back to her now-infamous slogan "we'll manage this" that had marked the refugee crisis. Read More »

Theresa May rejects ruling out cyber attacks after North Korea's missile launches

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Last week, Japan expanded its own sanctions against the North, after a similar U.S. move. "I welcome the fact that the United Nations Security Council has been united in its condemnation of the actions of North Korea ". It has become a global threat, including Europe. British Prime Minister Theresa May , right, greets by her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, right, prior to a meeting at Akasaka Palace state guesthouse in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. Read More »

North Korea says it has loaded H-bomb onto ICBM

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Under that proposal, North Korea would suspend nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the US and South Korea suspending their joint military exercises, CNN reported . Hours earlier, Pyongyang claimed its leader had inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a new inter continental ballistic missile. Trump has been warning the Kim regime not to test him, warning on Twitter that the American military was "locked and loaded". Read More »

Spectators badly burnt in horror 'flash fire' at Australian vehicle festival

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Paramedics rushed to the scene with 11 spectators taken to the Alice Springs Hospital for treatment. A 48-year-old man and his 19-year-old son beliefrom New South Wales have been transported to the burns unit at Royal Adelaide Hospital. Thousands of people have been in Alice Springs for the event this weekend, which brings motoring enthusiasts from across the country to Central Australia. Read More »

OSP: Eagle Creek Fire was man-made, potentially from misuse of fireworks

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Rescue efforts are being organized as over 100 hikers are trapped on an OR mountain as a wildfire burns around them. One was taken to the hospital for issues related to exhaustion and dehydration. Eagle Creek Trail is a few miles west of the Bridge of the Gods. A fundraising effort has been launched to support the rescue of campers and hikers in the Columbia River Gorge threatened by wildfires. Read More »

New video surfaces of attack on MQM-P leader Khawaja Izhar

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Hassan Israr who was injured in crossfire with Sindh police on Saturday (September 2nd) morning and later succumbed to the wounds and torture by locals is revealed to be a PhD scholar. "Provocative statements are coming from London". A child and one of Hassan's security guards were killed in the attack which took place in the city's Bufferzone area. Read More »

Broncos practice squad and roster move tracker

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The Vikings began to set their practice squad on Sunday by making a significant investment in a quarterback. The Vikings almost tripled the standard $7,200 per week practice salary to land Sloter, who attracted interest from multiple teams, including the Broncos. Read More »

Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea

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Meanwhile, the US has been participating in joint military exercises with South Korea - an issue that has always been a frustration for Jong Un's regime and a reason used to justify its ongoing weapons programs. Washington and Seoul faced calls to postpone or downsize this year's drills. This was Pyongyang's 13th ballistic missile launch in 2017. The Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile that was launched on Tuesday was sacked at a regular angle and reached the maximum altitude ... Read More »

Lynx top Sky with third straight home win in triple digits

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This year's game was held in Seattle. Minnesota (27-7) finished the season a game ahead of Los Angeles (26-8). "That was crucial getting the top seed", Lynx center Sylvia Fowles told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday. Seattle clinched a postseason berth on Friday, finalizing the eight teams in the playoffs. NY will be the three-seed in the WNBA Playoffs, while Dallas is seeded seventh. Read More »

The price of a litre of gasoline jumped again in Montreal

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Prices are expected to remain high until refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast return to normal operation, the timing of which will remain unknown until floodwaters recede and damage is assessed, they say. The uncertainty about gasoline production could stretch into a couple of weeks, he said. Nearly one-third of the oil refineries in the USA south are offline from Harvey and Canada simply isn't producing enough to meet the demand. Read More »

Houston Superfund Sites Are Under Water

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Of these sites, two (Falcon Refinery and the Brine Service) have been inspected and it has been determined that they do not require emergency cleanup; although, additional sampling in the area will continue to be conducted. That is raising concerns the pollution there might spread. Eleven sites, including: Bailey Waste Disposal, French LTD, Geneva Industries/Fuhrmann Energy, Gulfco Marine, Highland Acid Pit, Malone Services, U.S. Read More »

President Trump, first lady visit Harvey flood areas for second time

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He visited with children and families, posed for pictures, and even threw one young little girl in the air - something few if any Americans have ever seen. In a visit to one of Houston's designated emergency refuge areas, the NRG Center, Trump told reporters he is seeing "a lot of happiness". On Friday, Trump met with evangelical leaders to promote his proclamation of Sunday as a national day of prayer for those affected by the storm, along with relief organizations heavily involved in ... Read More »

Black Smoke From Russian Consulate in San Francisco Sparks Media Frenzy

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Russia's foreign ministry said Friday that usa intelligence was also planning to search the consulate in San Francisco. A senior administration official would only say that the US had met the 455-employee cap the Russians imposed, which affected both American and Russian staffers - although American staff would be reassigned. Read More »