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Chinese and Indian Military Clashed in the Himalayas

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Chinesesoldiers tried to enter the Indian side twice between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. There was no customary meeting between Indian and Chinese army officials on I-Day at the Nathu La border. Dok La is an Indian name for the region where Bhutan called it as Doklam while China claims it as part of Donglang region. This is a one of its kind incident where troops were involved in a skirmish, though no weapons were used. Read More »

Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Iraq identified

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says flags on state government buildings must be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, in honor of a U.S. Army Sergeant. The artillery crew was targeting an ISIS mortar position when the mishap occurred, Manning said. Stigler joined the Army in November 2013. Several decorations had been awarded to Spc. The Army says 30-year-old Sergeant Roshain Brooks died Sunday while engaging the enemy with artillery. Read More »

Malilong: Trump, Kim and grade school fights

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North Korean state media said Tuesday that Kim received the plans from his military leadership, but said he will wait and see how the United States acts before deciding whether to order the missile launch. Joseph Dunford is traveling in Asia and is expected to meet with leaders in China , South Korea and Japan. "We now hope that all the concerned parties, in what they say and what they do, can contribute to extinguishing the fire [of the tense situation], rather than adding fuel ... Read More »

Trump compares USA infrastructure to 'third-world country'

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It has issued dozens of rules and orders to reverse Obama-era regulations addressing climate change and its consequences such as rising sea levels and more severe storms. In June, Trump said one of the biggest obstacles to new infrastructure projects was "the painfully slow, costly and time-consuming process for getting permits and approvals to build". Read More »

Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked

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The first of the bunch, in which Obama is smiling at children of different ethnicities, has received more than 2.6 million likes. Now, three days after tweeting the comforting message, the Columbia University alum is confirmed as holding the second most liked tweet of all time, according to Favstar's list of All Time Top Tweets . Read More »

CIO president resigns from Trump manufacturing council

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The defections were prompted by Trump's reaction to last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead and almost 20 others injured after a auto rammed into counter-protesters. skyscraper in NY, drew shocked reactions when he said the groups protesting white-supremacists in Virginia on Saturday were "also very violent". Frazier, one of only a few black CEOs to helm a Fortune 500 company, said in a statement that Trump "must honor our fundamental ... Read More »

North Korean tensions aren't deterring tourists from Guam

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North Korea announced on Tuesday that, as promised, its military presented leader Kim Jong-un with plans to fire missiles into the sea near the USA territory of Guam . Meanwhile analysts and historians told the New York Times (paywall) that such a threat from a USA president had little precedent in modern history. Read More »

Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

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Republican Representative Ron Simmons, who sponsored a version of the bathroom legislation in the Texas House, said the privacy issue at the heart of the bills is supported by a wide majority of Republican primary voters. "Really, the definition of health care is to make a person well and to encourage health". But when HB 214 goes into law on December 1, Texas will be the 11th state to restrict abortion coverage in private insurance plans written in the state. Read More »

German growth rises at fastest pace in three years

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But the growth rate for the first quarter was revised up to 0.7 percent from 0.6 percent, and the April-June expansion marked a 12th consecutive quarter of growth. The rise in domestic demand, however, overshadowed a drop in foreign trade, Destatis reported, saying the price-adjusted quarterly increase in imports was considerably larger than that of exports. Read More »

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tried To Speak At UChicago. He Was Refused

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He said his presence would be "deeply disturbing", but adds that the University encourages open dialogue. Spencer expected that Stone might be sympathetic to his plight because the professor had penned an op-ed for the New York Times in April in which he defended Spencer's constitutional right to speak at Auburn University , in Alabama. Read More »

Abe, Trump agree to prevent N. Korea's missile launches

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan during a visit to Chequers, near Wendover, Britain on April 28, 2017. The Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday that Kim during an inspection of the KPA's Strategic Forces praised the military for drawing up a "close and careful" plan. Read More »

Solar eclipse impacting solar energy

Another way to view the eclipse is with special glasses , 150 of which the Shakopee Public Library will distribute on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one per person. Greene said watching the eclipse without proper, approved glasses can cause damage to the eye's retina, which can cause permanent vision loss. Before looking up at the sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer. Read More »

Egozi: USA and Allies Caught Off Guard by North Korean Threat

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US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster recently declared the United Stated was prepared to wage a "preventive war" against North Korea if that was to be deemed necessary - although the current deployment of the US aircraft carriers does not seem to bode a military operation. Read More »

Pentagon prepares for a war game on the Korean Peninsula

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The Korean People's Army's Strategic Forces said last week that it would finalize and send to Kim for approval the plan to fire four ballistic missiles near Guam , which is about 3,200 kilometres (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. Mattis added that he needs a "certain amount of ambiguity on this, because I'm not going to tell [Kim] what I'm going to do in each case". "If South Korea really wants no war on the Korean Peninsula, it should try to stop this military exercise". Read More »

Trump uncertain over Steve Bannons future in WH

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Among the critics pressuring the president to dismiss Bannon is Fox News' own Rupert Murdoch, who is said to have pushed for the chief strategist's ouster over at a White House dinner attended by new chief of staff John Kelly and Kushner. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, Indian Army retaliates

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A complete strike, called by resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, will be observed today in occupied Kashmir. On August 7, an Army jawan was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Baramulla district.On August 6, the Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baba Khori area of Rajouri district of Jammu and ... Read More »

Malaysia does not import eggs from Europe

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Processed food products are likely to have been affected, including salads and sandwiches made by Sainsbury Plc, Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Asda . The statement follows the breaking of the fipronil scandal, eggs contaminated with the hazardous insecticide were found in the Netherlands and Belgium in early June. Read More »

Kenya: Odinga puts off announcement on "next plan of action"

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Many residents of Kenya's capital returned to work on Monday despite a call by opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay at home to protest last week's disputed election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor. Kenyatta's Jubilee Party also performed well throughout the elections, which involved six ballots for different levels of government, including the Parliament. Read More »

Kenya accused of intimidating rights groups after election

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The election commission declared President Uhuru Kenyatta victor by 1.4 million votes. Odinga claims that hackers infiltrated the electoral commission's systems and manipulated the results. The Post criticised the opposition's response but also urged President Kenyatta to "stop the excesses of the police as well as the apparent pressure being applied to media and non-governmental organisations". Read More »

Kenyans Await Word on Election Challenge From Odinga

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Even before Uhuru was announced the victor of the hotly contested race, Raila who was seeking presidency a record fourth time , came out to dispute the results (preliminary) saying the election had been stolen from him yet again and made it clear that seeking court redress was not an option. Read More »

After Doklam, China tries to enter Ladakh; India foils infiltration bid

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The remarks came a day after Indian border guards foiled an attempt by Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory along the banks of famous Pangong lake in Ladakh. On the eastern front, China remains adamant about Indian troops unilaterally withdrawing from the ongoing face-off in the Doklam area, which is actually Bhutanese territory but coveted by China. Read More »

Prosecutors seek records related to Inauguration Day protest

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DreamHost received a search warrant last month requesting any "record or other information" related to the DisruptJ20 website, which the company said amounted to more than 1.3 million visitor internet protocol addresses. We've already written about problems with the government's investigation into the J20 protests-a series of demonstrations on January 20, the day of President Trump's inauguration-which resulted in the arrest of hundreds of protesters . Read More »

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria

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Local sources told Reuters that a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a market in the village of Konduga. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp. Boko Haram provoked worldwide outrage by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls - internationally known as the Chibok Girls - in April 2014. The group's better-known faction, led by Abubakar Shekau, has mainly based itself in the sprawling Sambisa forest. Read More »

Tiger Woods, rest of Twitter congratulate Thomas on PGA win

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Matsuyama chipped to within 5 feet of the cup. He settled his nerves with three straight pars before birdies at the sixth and seventh put him in a tie for the lead at 7-under. As bogies at a major golf tournament go, Rahm's will be very memorable. Thomas got a share of the lead for the first time and did not let go after that till he had the Wanamaker Trophy in his hand. Read More »

More than 300 dead, 700 missing after Sierra Leone mudslide

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The death toll from heavy flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone increased to at least 300 dead and 700 missing, officials said Tuesday. Hundreds of other people are missing, aid agencies said. China expressed its sympathy to families of those affected by the disaster, spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a news conference. The city has been suffering from some of the worst flooding Arica has seen in the last two decades resulting in dozens of homes being buried in mud when a mountainside ... Read More »

Here's why you might want to stop using smiley faces in emails

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Even though smiles communicate warmth and competence in person, a smiley could make the reader less likely to share as much information in their reply. Recipients said those smileys didn't actually convey any friendlessness, and perhaps most damningly they actually decreased perceptions of competence. Read More »

Falling tree kills 11 at religious festival in Portugal

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Investigators are also studying the history of the tree, which had been reported as a risk. The festival celebrates the Assumption, or entry into heaven, of the Virgin Mary , mother of Jesus. Miguel Albuquerque, president of the regional government, said there would be an investigation. "My prayers are for the victims of Funchal and for their families". Read More »