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President Trump says getting close to new Afghan strategy

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His plan comes at a time when the Trump White House is divided by debate over what to do in the war-torn nation, which continues to backslide on a host of security yardsticks. President Obama's "don't lose" strategy has put the USA on a path to achieving the opposite result, McCain said. McCain has repeatedly criticized Trump and his national security team for months for failing to come up with a strategy for Afghanistan. Read More »

Britney Spears feared fan had gun during stage invasion

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Webb is charged with criminal trespassing. One fan wrote on Instagram, describing the events: 'A insane fan jumped in on the stage while Britney was performing her hit song "crazy" she was a little terrified and asked if he had a gun?' A man climbed onto the stage as Spears was finishing a song and began making his way towards the singer . Read More »

Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update Ratings Hit Big

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Jost and Che spent extra time on this week's biggest story, the increasing tension between the USA and North Korea , with Jost and Che getting their best knocks on Trump during this longer joke. responded. "I just showed you what's going to happen to you when you go to jail, Colin", she said. "It's like on 'To Catch a Predator .' Guy shows up to a house with a 12-pack of Mike's Hard Lemonade and turns out it's a sting", he said. Read More »

Explosion At House In Sunderland

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She was said to be "conscious and talking". Remarkably, she was the only casualty and was being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for burns. Tracey Pounder, 51, said: "I heard an almighty bang". The witness also described the chaotic scene with people "running all over, not knowing what to do". Read More »

Terrified commuters seen fleeing Oxford Circus as smoke fills underground

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Other passengers have said smoke was filling the underground station as it was evacuated with pictures taken aboard a train showing passengers covering their mouths with clothing. Mel Bastos said she was waiting "when the train that arrived on the platform was emanating smoke". While it is running once again, albeit severely delayed, Twitter users have blasted the current state of trains used on the Bakerloo Line. Read More »

JDU backs Venkaiah Naidu in slamming Ansari's 'political propaganda' remark

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More damningly, Ansari spoke about how he had held several meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet regarding the increase in these violent crimes. Without actually naming Mr Ansari, the vice-president-elect dismissed the view that there was a sense of insecurity among minorities, saying this was nothing but "political propaganda". Read More »

North Korea talk drags global stocks lower; gold, yen rise

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later insisted the USA isn't signalling it's about to mete out a military response despite threats from North Korea suggesting it could attack Guam, a US island territory in the Pacific. Analysts put the share price fall down to slowing growth in the second quarter, with shares slipping more than 7% or 24.7p to 305.9p. The broader Topix shed 0.65 point to 1,617.25, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 8.16 points, or 0.1 percent, to end at 14,367.56. Read More »

Trump to declare opioid crisis a national emergency

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Trump, speaking to reporters outside his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey, himself declared the crisis an " emergency ". "Then, we have a large amount of the community out there who have already developed opioid disorders that are underserved, and undertreated", Dr. Read More »

Trump Hotel DC Has Profited Nearly $2 Million This Year

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According to data provided to the Washington Post by Smith Travel Research, the politically inflated rates at the Trump International have even made it the most expensive hotel in Washington DC, with guests staying at comparable hotels like the Hay-Adams, Four Seasons, and Willard only paying an average of $495 a night. Read More »

Doklam standoff: Sushma Swaraj meets Bhutan counterpart in Kathmandu

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This was the first official reaction from Bhutan after Beijing's claim that the Himalayan nation had acknowledged+ that Dokalam belonged to China. Our soldiers are now in the "no war, no peace" situation. In the Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) attended by Major General rank officers from both sides, India insisted that the face-off could be resolved through simultaneous withdrawal of troops by the Indian and Chinese sides, they said. Read More »

Central New York's weekend weather a bit unsettled, but not too bad

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FridayA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday night ... Partly cloudy with isolated evening showers and thunderstorms. At 9:23 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Today ( Friday): Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Locations around Southwest Virginia mostly got 1/4 to 1 inch of rain early in the week, with a few locally heavier amounts, and similar amounts look to be in the offing for Friday and early Saturday . Read More »

Venezuela: US sanctions members of Nicolas Maduro's constituent assembly

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Given the UK's status as the world's second-largest arms exporter, it's perhaps unsurprising even state-mandated enemy countries have been able to acquire British-made arms - however, that Venezuela features on a government report listing 30 countries where the United Kingdom is concerned about the state of human rights and democracy maximizes the hypocrisy. Read More »

36 killed in train collision in Egypt

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Figures recently released by the state's statistics agency show that 1,249 train accidents took place a year ago, the highest number since 2009 when the number reached 1,577. Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management. There have been many other fatal crashes on the busy rail network. Read More »

Cuba ETF Slumps: Was US Diplomat Hearing Loss Terrorism?

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Some of the US diplomats" symptoms were so severe that they were forced to cancel their tours early and return to the United States, officials said. The US government has attributed these physical symptoms reported by its diplomatic corps, to an "acoustic attack" with "sound devices", which made them lose their hearing. Read More »

Guam: Small But Important Piece of US Territory in Pacific

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I also want to remind national media that Guam is American soil and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marianas. Consul General in Guam , Marciano de Borja told ABS-CBN News Channel on Friday they have come up with measures for situations that may arise should North Korea strike the island. Read More »

Record number of migrants arrive in Spain

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The numbers have dropped significantly since then, in a large part due to a deal the European Union struck with Turkey to keep migrants there. Overall numbers have fallen by nearly 60 per cent from the same period the previous year. More than 11,000 migrants have made their way to Spain in the first half of 2017, more than 8,300 of whom arrived by boat. "Otero noted that Spain was capable of welcoming more refugees, adding that it could offer legal alternative ways to reach the country, such ... Read More »

Losing an election not easy; Mahama to Kenyans

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He stands ready to take any initiative that may be called for by the circumstances to facilitate the peaceful conclusion of the electoral process, said the statement. "The streets do not". The election commission has until August 15 to release the final tally. While Kenyatta holds a strong lead with nearly all polling stations counted, supporters of Odinga say an unofficial tally shows he won. Read More »

Hospital evacuated in 'mass casualty' event

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Aerial footage from the scene showed more than a dozen people in beds set up in a cordoned-off area of the lawn across the parking lot from the hospital. Twelve of those who felt ill were sent to other facilities and seven were released, Vasapolli said. The latter was closed out of "an abundance of caution", she said. Read More »

Japan says can never tolerate North Korea provocations

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They're used to living with intimidation from North Korea, including in 2013 when Pyongyang warned that the island was within its "striking range". In the escalating verbal war with the United States, North Korea has warned that it plans to fire four missiles over Japan to Guam, home to a US military base. Read More »

Video shows vehicle plunge 7 stories from Austin parking garage onto SUV

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The video shows the BMW crash front-first into the pavement, before bouncing off the back of a Chevrolet Tahoe owned by William Burch. The BMW came to rest upside down on its roof. "I can just imagine what she was thinking when I had said, "a vehicle just landed on me, I gotta go", he said. Bystanders reportedly helped the driver until paramedics arrived. Read More »

Boy dies in Salford Ibis Hotel vehicle park collision

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A young boy has died following a collision with a vehicle in a hotel auto park. "Police responding to collision involving young boy near Ibis hotel in Salford". Reports say a number of eyewitnesses heard loud screams in the area before police and rescue services arrived at the scene. Kenny Turton-Ainsworth wrote: "Not sure what happened but the screams were blood curdling!" The spokesperson added that police are now investigating the incident but they believe the infants death was the ... Read More »

Trump on Special Counsel Mueller, Russia Probe: 'I'm Not Dismissing Anybody'

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The Atlantic's Peter Beinart wrote a piece titled : "Why Trump Might Fire Robert Mueller ". Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. Manafort, who is under investigation for his business dealings, his attendance at a meeting between campaign officials and Russians, and whether his work for the Ukrainian government violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Read More »

United States report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

Photo PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking June 1 about the USA role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House. The Times originally claimed they had "exclusively obtained" the report - presumably through a government leaker - and were the first to report on it. Read More »

Abkhazia slams Georgian officials for 'nervous' response to Putin's visit

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We safeguard the security and independence of Abkhazia. Meanwhile, Georgia still considers the regions as part of its territory. State's condemnation did not stop Putin from expressing his commitment to building a joint military contingent with Abkhazia's separatist administration's leader Raul Khadzhimba during his visit. Read More »

On second day, Nawaz Sharif's rally gets mixed response

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Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday urged people to guard their mandate so that elected representatives are not removed through "undemocratic" means, days after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court for holding office over the Panama Papers scandal. Read More »

Economic Survey Volume II key highlights: Economy relatively resilient to demonetisation

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These include farm loan waivers , real exchange rate appreciation, increasing stress to balance sheet in power, telecom, agricultural stress and of course all these coupled with challenges from implementation of the GST . The survey said slowdown in the sector was mainly due to deceleration in growth in two services categories - trade, hotels, transport, communication and services related to broadcasting (7.8 per cent), and financial, real estate and professional services (5.7 per cent). Read More »

North Korea will develop Guam strike plan by mid-August

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North Korea should "cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people" Mattis said. Trump's unexpected remarks prompted North Korea to say it was considering plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles to land 30-40 kilometers (18-25 miles) from Guam, home to about 163,000 people and a US military base that includes a submarine squadron, an air base and a Coast Guard group. Read More »

How to get free glasses to view the solar eclipse

Bring your lawn chair and join the North Shreveport Branch in the parking lot at the branch, located at 4844 North Market for its “2017 Eclipse Viewing Party!” Receive a pair of free safe viewing glasses . A detailed guide on how to take a photo of the eclipse with a digital camera can be found here . It's also important that the lenses are not scratched or damaged. Read More »