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Three girls under 10 found slain in Maryland home

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Williams has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder. While police are releasing very little information about the girls and their relationship to one another, they did say that the girls suffered "trauma to their bodies". Read More »

Most Americans say U.S. should not threaten DPRK with military action

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Defense officials here pointed out that UFG is largely a war game, rather than a field exercise like Foal Eagle held in the spring. "They should not be seen in any way as a provocative exercise", Ms Payne said. On the eve of the UFG drills, North Korea said the USA was "pouring gasoline on fire". Warning of an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war" on the peninsula, it added: "If the United States is lost in a fantasy that war on the peninsula is at somebody else's doorstep far away from ... Read More »

Police give updates on Zoar Valley victims

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Sunday. A hike through Zoar Valley , by a South Buffalo family Sunday, turned tragic, leaving two young brothers recovering from their injuries, while they face the much longer emotional recovery of growing up without their mother and father. Read More »

Moon warns North Korea against provoking during military drills

South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned North Korea not to use his nation's latest round of annual military drills with the United States as an excuse for any further provocations. China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, has urged the United States and South Korea to scrap the exercises. General Sir Chris Deverell, Commander of the UK's Joint Forces Command, will fly to South Korea in the coming days to join United Kingdom troops on the exercise. Read More »

China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

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The danger of a US-North Korean nuclear confrontation has escalated in recent weeks after Pyongyang's first successful tests of ballistic missiles capable of reaching America. But the sharp rhetoric of last week has since softened, with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un putting the Guam plans on hold - a move praised by President Trump. Read More »

Trump struggles like no other president

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Still, while criticism of the president over his Charlottesville response has poured out from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, any resolution to impeach Trump would need support from the House's Republican majority to move forward. Read More »

Navarrette: Trump, media love wrestling in the mud

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Lee and Jackson, another Confederate commander during the 1861-65 Civil War, have always been celebrated by many white southerners as icons of a lost cause, and reviled by other Americans as traitorous defenders of a slave-holding south. Trump on Tuesday said both sides were responsible for the violence which left one person dead, and asserted there were "good people" among the white supremacists who marched with torches and chanted "Jews will not replace us" in an echo of Nazi Germany . Read More »

Paul Ryan: Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville response

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The Ryan town hall began 30 minutes later than originally planned to accommodate Trump's nationwide address where he outlined a new strategy for troops in Afghanistan. Ryan says previous strategies in Afghanistan were "convoluted" and what Trump outlined was a "more comprehensive strategy". Mr. Ryan; the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky; and White House officials have said that rewriting the tax code is a priority. Read More »

Pentagon chief headed to Middle East, Europe

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The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the USA does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. USA relations with Turkey, a key ally in the fight against ISIS, have degraded in recent months, given tensions over Kurdish militia operating in Syria close to Turkey's borders. Read More »

DPRK slams South Korean president for north policy

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise will run through next Thursday, focusing on a "tailored joint deterrence strategy" based on the Operational Plan 5015 of the Combined Forces Command, officials said. experts who monitor sanctions violations for the UN Security Council. Only weeks ago it said it was considering firing a salvo of missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam. Read More »

Pakistani forces kill 52 terrorists in tribal region

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Major General Asif Ghafoor also made it clear that there is no rift in civil-military relations in Pakistan, adding that though differences always exit in functional matters even in blood relations. "As many as 52 terrorists were killed, 31 were injured while four surrendered before the Army in Rajgal and Shawwal during the operation", he added. Read More »

Bengaluru: BJP stages protest opposing FIR against Yeddy in land denotifications

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Ananth Kumar, Jagadish Shettar, K.S. Eshwarappa and other senior leaders of the BJP submitted the memorandum to Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala on Monday. The BJP points out how another accused in the FIRs, the then Special Land Acquisition Officer of the BDA, H. Basavarajendra, said he had been pressurised by ACB investigators to blame Mr Yeddyurappa of wrong-doing and that he was named as an accused because he refused to do so. Read More »

UT ranked 25th in AP preseason poll

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Alabama opens the season against the Seminoles in Atlanta on September 2, just the fourth opener involving top-five teams and the first pitting teams ranked in the top three. Alabama opens the season against the Seminoles in Atlanta on September 2, just the fourth opener involving top-five teams and the first pitting teams ranked in the preseason top three. Read More »

Lack of toilet is cruelty, says court, grants divorce

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But if courts start giving divorce on the basis of lack of toilet, it empowers women and could put in additional pressure on families to provide toilets for them at home. UNICEF says that nearly half of India's population - almost 600 million people - defecates in the open. This is not the first time marriages have suffered in India due to such problem. Read More »

Mother cut in half by faulty hospital lift

The porter was in the midst of pushing the stretcher with the woman holding her newborn baby out of the malfunctioning lift when the lift doors suddenly closed and wouldn't open while the lift started moving again. She had two other daughters, aged four and five. 'I asked after my daughter, but no-one was telling me anything. "What a cruel death she suffered". Read More »

'Suicidal act' by Turnbull to back US, North Korea warns

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North Korea watchers said the North's attitude during and shortly after the UFG period will be a critical factor in the security condition here in the coming months, with the South and the USA trying to bring it to the bargaining table. Officials there said the threat level remained normal despite the war games. North Korea has long accused the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian drills and larger springtime joint exercises of raising tensions and has offered to freeze its nuclear and missile tests if ... Read More »

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

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Called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), the joint drills have their roots in a 1968 raid on South Korea's Blue House presidential complex, when Unit 124 of the North Korean army secretly entered South Korea and unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate the then president, Park Chung-hee. Read More »

Magnitude readings vary widely on Italy quake

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Firefighters said on Twitter that several buildings on the island were damaged or had collapsed. There was great discrepancy in the magnitude reported: Italy's national vulcanology agency put the initial magnitude at 3.6, though it revised it to a 4.0 sustained magnitude with a shallow depth of 5 kilometers (3 miles) in the waters just off the island. Read More »

President Trump Has Abandoned Our Nation

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Gary Cohn, the top economic advisor to Trump, who is Jewish, was very upset with Trump's comments on the attack , but he has not threatened to resign, the Post reported, citing unnamed people close to Cohn. But Trump withdrew his campaign because of party in-fighting and called Duke on NBC Today "a bigot, a racist, a problem". He can't forget his election trouncing. Read More »

Nigeria's President Buhari slams calls from militants to split country

Buhari could return to the United Kingdom for medical check-ups as the president had not addressed this in his speech he delivered after returning to Nigeria. The president said comments that question Nigeria's continued existence as one nation were "steps too far" and had "crossed our national red lines". Read More »

Search suspended for 5 in Army helicopter crash near Oahu

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On Wednesday afternoon, a Honolulu Fire Department rescue crew member handed off retrieved debris to U.S. Army personnel at the command center in Haleiwa. Coast Guard officials said the search involved an area of more than 72,575 square nautical miles, 0r 96,110 square statute miles, in more than 132 separate searches. Read More »

USA and S Korean troops start drills amid N Korea standoff

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Fears about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programmes have grown in recent weeks, leading to a promise of " fire and fury " from U.S. President Donald Trump for North Korea if the country continues to threaten the U.S. The US military describes the software behind the drills as "state-of-the-art wargaming computer simulations". Twenty-eight thousand USA troops are still stationed in South Korea . Read More »

President Trump stared directly into sun without eye protection during solar eclipse

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Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian , wrote in a White House pool report that at about 2:39 p.m., as the eclipse was reaching totality, he gestured to the crowd and pointed to the sky, causing an aide to yell "don't look". Though the couple eventually donned eclipse glasses , the president appeared to look straight up at the eclipse - something that can lead to eye damage. Read More »

Palestinians await 'clear vision' from United States on peace talks

The statement praised the role of the USA in the peace settlement, adding the desire of the ministers for the U.S. to increase its efforts in helping to achieve peace on both sides. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas questioned how the Trump administration could possibly broker a peace agreement when its own team is in turmoil. Read More »

Abu Sayyaf attacks Basilan village: 6 dead

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Do Trung Hieu was immediately brought to the headquarters of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao and given medical attention by military doctors at Camp Navarro General Hospital (CNGH) inside the Camp Don Basilio Navarro. One of the extremist group's leaders, Isnilon Hapilon, is blamed for planning the occupation of Marawi City, where more than 700 people have been killed and 400,000 displaced in a battle that continues to rage after three months. Read More »