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China's July industrial output, retail sales grew less than expected


Commercial housing sales measured by floor area rose 14 percent in the January-July period, down from 16.1 percent for the first half, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Property investment and state-sponsored infrastrcuture investment also softened. Real estate investment, which directly affects 40 other business sectors in China, is considered a crucial driver for the economy. Read More »

Over 200 feared dead in Sierra Leone flooding


One of the worst mudslides occurred in the mountain town of Regent . Pictures posted by local residents on Twitter showed streets transformed into churning rivers and locals waistdeep in the muddy waters. The original estimate was that 21 people had died. Numerous poorest areas in the city are low-lying and have poor drainage systems, making the effects of flooding worse during the rainy season in the West African country. Read More »

De Blasio to skip Trump protest in favor of vacation


On Sunday, de Blasio joined the chorus of critics condemning Trump for not speaking out more forcefully against the white supremacist movement after a rally in Virginia turned deadly. The New York Police Department warned city residents of road closures and expected traffic delays in midtown ahead of the U.S. president's visit. Meanwhile, protesters marched in Manhattan Sunday, events organized by Black Lives Matter and Refuse Fascism, and more demonstrations were planned leading up to - and ... Read More »

Guam issues fact sheets preparing residents for a nuclear attack


Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief government spokesman, said earlier this week that Tokyo "can never tolerate" provocations from North Korea and the country's military, will "take necessary measures" to protect itself. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of global concern about the situation. Read More »

Bongs of Big Ben to fall silent until 2021 for repairs


Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonnes and strikes every hour to the note of E and its bongs every 15 minutes. Big Ben - the huge clock bell of Britain's Parliament - will fall silent next week as a four-year restoration project gets underway. There is also extensive decay to the stonework and there is asbestos in the building. The clock's keeper, Steve Jaggs, said Big Ben falling silent was a "significant milestone" in the project to restore the tower. Read More »

HPE, NASA to send supercomputers into space


Called the Spaceborne Computer , the system is created to last for up to a year, which according to the company, is roughly the amount of time it will take to travel to Mars. Alain Andreoil, senior vice president and general manager at HPE's data centre infrastructure group, said in a blog post that the success of future Mars missions will depend on high-tech on-board computing resources, and sending a supercomputer to ISS is the "first step in that direction". Read More »

Guam Advises Residents On 'Preparing For An Imminent Missile Threat'


South Korea population is 52 million while Guam has 174,000 people. He said the North would finalize a plan by mid-August to fire four mid-range missiles hitting waters 30 to 40 kilometers (19 to 25 miles) away from the island. Anchor: As tensions intensify between the USA and North Korea, presidential security advisers of Seoul and Washington held talks on the phone. There have been various popular movements pushing for greater self-government or even US statehood, most notably a ... Read More »

Mayor Jim Gray explains decision to move Confederate statues


The mayor of Lexington, Ky., is quickening his intends to expel Confederate statues from enter areas in the city because of viciousness prodded by white patriots in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. on Saturday. "To remove these statues, I really do feel like is to remove part of our history and our culture and then what goes up in their place, no matter what goes up, I feel like it's going to further racial tension". Read More »

Military 'Locked And Loaded' If North Korea Missteps


Mr Pompeo said he was "quite confident" that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would "continue to try to develop" the country's weapons programme. He said the USA had a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions but Pompeo declined to provide specifics. Read More »

N Korea considers missile strike on Guam amid 'mini nuke' reports

But US officials say they may be misreading US capabilities - the US has other assets in the region, mainly Navy ships that could shoot down the missiles as well as THAAD. Possible options include a demonstration of firepower by South Korea alone or jointly between the two countries, strengthening exercises to cope with North Korean nuclear and missile threats, and the deployment of additional USA strategic assets, the ministry said. Read More »

Trump better president than Obama

On Aug. 4, 39 percent of those polled had said they approved of the job the president was doing, according to the survey . However, the tweet did not seem to have gone down well with several Twitter users, including actor Kal Penn, who quoted the tweet asking if Trump's Twitter account could be suspended for "threatening violence" against North Korea? Trump's approval rating was up six points on August 11, 2017 . Read More »

Senior South Korean diplomat says Trump threats sowing confusion


Gen. Dunford arrived in Seoul on Sunday for a two-day trip during which he is also scheduled to meet with South Korea's Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo and his South Korean counterpart Gen. Knapper said that close consultation with South Korea is also important to the U.S. "If you have the current tensions and pile on top of that these exercises, it's going to make for a much worse situation", Joel Wit, who helped negotiate the 1994 U.S. Read More »

Suspect fatally stabs Istanbul officer in police station


The officer died from his wounds after leaving the scene in an ambulance, Dogan said. EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - In this image made from video, police gather at the scene of an attack in Istanbul, late Sunday, Aug. He was supposed to be taken to the main Istanbul police station. Turkey has seen multiple bomb attacks since 2015, blamed on ISIL and Kurdish militants, as well as a failed coup attempt. Read More »

CIA Chief: 'Nothing Imminent' In Standoff With N Korea


The two sides have been engaged in a heated standoff over Pyongyang's recurrent test-launches of ballistic missiles that Washington says are capable of hitting most of the United States mainland. territory in the western Pacific where some 6,000 American troops are based. Responding to a question, the CIA Director said North Korea can not be contained like Pakistan. Read More »

Seven White Helmets Members Shot Dead In Northwestern Syria


The rescue organization shared a brief statement on Twitter, confirming the deaths of the volunteers at the group's operations center in the city of Sarmin on Saturday morning. The activist said the HTS-linked Judicial Committee is investigating the case. The White Helmets have been working to rescue civilians in rebel-held areas since 2013. Read More »

3 shot at Great Lakes Dragaway in Kenosha County


Beth said the three victims, two of whom died at the scene, were black men from Aurora, Ill and was potentially gang-related. The men were standing near a food vendor when a gunman approached and shot them at what appeared to have been point-blank range, Beth told reporters. Read More »

17 dead, 8 injured in Burkina Faso cafe attack


He said the toll was provisional because the security operation was still underway. A hospital in the city said that one of those killed was Turkish. Attackers have killed "several people" at a restaurant opposite a four-star hotel where the assailants are holed up, a restaurant staff member told AFP. Read More »

Hundreds gather in Decatur for Charlottesville vigil


John S. Edwards said. In all, about 20 people attended, standing under a tree in a circle while discussing what had happened in Charlottesville as well as their experiences with discrimination and intolerance. Her husband is Mexican, she said, and she sees racial hatred on a regular basis. "The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred". Read More »

McMaster Repeatedly Refuses to Say if He Can Work With Bannon


During the interview, This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked Scaramucci about Bannon's future in the Trump administration. SCARAMUCCI: Yes, the whole thing is nonsensical , it's not serving the president's interests. "There were probably one or two people who wanted me in that job", including Trump, Scaramucci said. He left open the possibility of appearing on " Saturday Night Live" or "Dancing with the Stars", although he said, "I don't think I am a very good dancer". Read More »

Top US general to meet with South Korean president about crisis


His visit to Seoul is part of his Asian tour, including China and Japan, to hold talks with the allies on the pressing regional security issue, it added. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" Over the weekend, USA officials said the US isn't on the verge war with North Korea, despite escalating rhetoric. Read More »

Australia's CBA says CEO Narev to stand down amid money-laundering scandal


Earlier this month, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, or Austrac, filed a lawsuit against Commonwealth Bank, alleging tens of thousands of compliance failures that opened the bank up to money laundering. In the wake of the suit, Commonwealth Bank's board axed short-term bonuses for Mr. Narev and other senior executives for the just-ended year through June. Read More »

Game of Thrones season 7, episode 6 trailer


He will not trade his honor for his life. At this point, there is intrigue, there is politics and there is also Jon realizing that all of this is going to get everyone killed if they can't bring people together against the White Walkers. Read More »

Trump Moves To Crack Down On Chinese Intellectual Property Practices


In particular, Trump wants an examination of Chinese trade practices that force American companies to share their intellectual property if they want access to the world's second largest economy. But Trump had linked them last Thursday. "If China helps us, I feel a lot different towards trade". Earlier this year, an independent commission on USA intellectual property estimated that the annual cost to the US economy in counterfeit goods, pirated software, and theft of trade secrets from all ... Read More »

17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck


Edinburg is in southern Texas, along the US-Mexico border. After receiving a call from a relative of an individual inside the trailer, Edinburg police said they arrived on the scene and began knocking on tractor-trailers. Officials said that the immigrants were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Romania, KRPC added. Police said they believed the immigrants were in the truck for eight to nine hours. Read More »

Daesh Claims Responsibility for Killing 2 US Soldiers in Iraq


According to Stars & Stripes, the USA -led coalition in Iraq is now in the process of taking the town of Tal Afar, which is now held by Islamic State. Notwithstanding the two troops killed Sunday, five different US troops have been slaughtered in Iraq in the battle against IS, incorporating two in the fight to retake the northern city of Mosul. Read More »

All people are rising up to retaliate against the US: North Korea

Earlier this week, Trump said the U.S. would unleash " fire and fury " on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. The stock slid $9.41, or 5.7 percent, to $155.33. The index is bouncing off its lowest closing level in six months. Shares of Snap were down as much as 14.23 percent and hit an all-time low following a miss on revenue and daily active users. Read More »

Three youth killed in latest bloodshed in occupied Kashmir


Five soldiers were injured in the gunfight yesterday and had to be evacuated to 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment. The militants fired at the Army building in Kalaroos area during the night, a police official said. The operation is still underway and officials said a tight cordon had been established. DG Vaid said, the operation ended and the security forces were conducting searches of the sites where the terrorists were hiding. Read More »