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TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy leading in Nandyl By Election Results


There were reports that the BJP was keenly watching the Nandyal by-elections and since, there were bright chances for the YSR Congress party to win the seat, there would realignment of political forces after the polls. The bye-election to the Nandyal Assembly seat had set off a bitter and ugly confrontation between CM Naidu and Jagan. Silpa Chandra Mohan Reddy was a TDP rebel who quit the party on June 13 and joined YSRCP, just before the bypoll date was announced. Read More »

MISSILE ACTIVITIES: Japan imposes more sanctions on defiant N'Korea


The U.S. Pacific Command said that one of the three ballistic missiles had blown up immediately after blastoff, but that two others had traveled about 155 miles before splashing down. Experts generally agree that, if North Korea launches low altitude, longer range missiles , it would be hard for THAAD to successfully detect and intercept them. Read More »

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles amid tensions with the United States


It said the North American Aerospace Defence Command determined the missile launches did not pose a threat to Guam, which the North previously warned it would target if provoked. The US characterized them as short-range ballistic missiles . However, the first and third missiles did not "fail in flight", the Pacific Command clarified in a later update early Saturday. Read More »

Flooding rain risk with Harvey much of this week


Our forecast calls for as much as 7 to 15 inches of rain for parts of Southwest Louisiana with the southwestern viewing area seeing the highest totals with lower amounts the farther north and east. Light northeasterly winds will continue bringing dry air to Alabama for now although there will be a few more clouds and moisture in West Alabama. Thursday and Friday, more rain chances are possible as another system works it's way into the area. Read More »

US Diplomats Treated for Injuries Following an Acoustic Attack


Those affected received medical care in the United States and Cuba, and some of those who experienced symptoms have chose to remain in Havana , Nauert said. In addition to the sonic attacks, diplomats were also under heavy surveillance during their tours of duty, according to the CBS News report, and some had their homes broken into and their vehicles vandalized. Read More »

Guatemala president expels United Nations anti-corruption chief


Morales' order came after Velasquez and Guatemala's Chief Prosecutor Thelma Aldana announced on Friday that they would seek the removal of the president's immunity so he could be investigated for campaign finance violations in 2015. Chief prosecutor Thelma Aldana, working with the United Nations commission, announced on Friday that she was asking the Supreme Court to recommend stripping Morales of his immunity from prosecution in order to investigate financing of his 2015 campaign, when he ran ... Read More »

North Korea fires possible ballistic missile


They are the first known missile firings since July, when the North successfully flight tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles that analysts say could reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected. This latest North Korean missile test would be the 12th ballistic missile test this year. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said US President Donald Trump was aware of the launches. Read More »

Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff


The second missile "appears to have blown up nearly immediately", Pacific Command said. The U.S. and South Korea began an annual military drill Monday. Ordinarily, North Korea doesn't grant CNN access inside the country when the drills take place. "A two-week adherence of North Korea to United Nations prohibitions against missile tests hardly counts as a significant indicator of benign intent by the regime", is the assessment of one expert on the region to the Journal . Read More »

N. Korea threatens Guam attack in latest propaganda film

Missile experts, who scrutinize such pictures for clues about North Korea's weapons programs, said there is no indication the rocket has been fully developed. Those exercises, which mainly involve computer simulations rather than battlefield maneuvers or flyovers with bombers, are smaller than usual this year, with 17,500 American troops participating, down from 25,000 last year. Read More »

North Korea fires 'several projectiles', says South

They were launched from a site in the North Korean province of Gangwon and flew for about 250km, officials in South Korea said. Today's missiles launches, though failed, reignite the possibility of increasing tensions in the peninsula . Read More »

Samsung's Lee Appeals Bribery Case Ruling


Lee Jae-yong was spared the 12-year term demanded by prosecutors, where his sentence is said to be the longest given to any South Korean chaebol leader. Lee in the West, had survived the prosecutor's first attempt to arrest him last month when a court in Seoul ruled that there was not enough evidence of bribery. Read More »

Eight Die in the Alps in Three Climbing Accidents


Apparently, one member of the group slipped and fell on a glacier, bringing the others down with him. The Austrian Red Cross reported that five climbers died, and a sixth was severely injured, on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, in Austria. Read More »

Paul Ryan Dismisses Trump's Shutdown Threat


The tweet echoed statements he made to an Arizona rally Tuesday night, where he also vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he added was "one of the worst deals that anyone in history has ever been into". McConnell did not take a stand on the border wall issue on Wednesday. "I don't think anyone's interested in having a shutdown", the top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan , told reporters on Wednesday in Hillsboro, Oregon. Read More »

Missing Fargo woman's body found in nearby river


LaFontaine-Greywind lived at 2825 9th St. N. with her family in an apartment building near McKinley Elementary School on Fargo's north side. Chief Todd says a body was discovered around 8:20 Sunday night. Police had also been looking for information from anybody who might have seen a brown 1996 Jeep belonging to Hoehn and Crews on either the day and day after Greywind's disappearance. Read More »

One of North Korea's missiles blew up 'almost immediately'

The missile blew up just after liftoff. North Korea launched a barrage of missiles Saturday, less than one week after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the country for showing "restraint" in its weapons program. North Korea this week said the exercises were evidence that the United States planned to invade North Korea. But earlier this week the rhetoric appeared to be cooling - at least on the American side - as Trump expressed optimism about North Korea on Tuesday, saying of ... Read More »

India, China to pull back troops from border confrontation


India has partnered with China on both the BRICS Bank and the AIIB. As the standoff at the Doklam plateau between Indian and Chinese troops near the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction border continues, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that even if the Doklam standoff gets resolved, such instances are likely to increase in the future as a result of Beijing's attempt to change the "status quo". Read More »

North Korea fires short-range missiles into sea


There were three short-range ballistic missiles launched, United States Pacific Command spokesperson Commander Dave Benham told reporters. He is well-aware that he would be committing national suicide if he launched a nuclear attack against the U.S., South Korea, Japan or one of our other allies because we would respond with a devastating nuclear retaliatory strike that would wipe North Korea off the map. Read More »

United States says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch

USA officials said North Korea recently tested three short-range missiles that were fired from a military base in Kangwon city. The White House said President Trump was briefed on what happened and "we are monitoring the situation". If the South Korean assessments are correct, the North might have conducted tests to expand the range of its 300-millimeter multiple rocket launchers, which are believed to have a radius of up to 200 kilometers (124 miles), Kim said. Read More »

Trump still insists Mexico will somehow pay for border wall


Let me be very clear to democrats in Congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security . Rasmussen Reports, a Republican firm, conducted a poll of likely USA voters late last month and found that a solid majority of Americans oppose building a border wall , with 37 percent supporting Trump's proposal versus 56 percent against. Read More »

Draghi mum on stimulus, pleads for open trade

Reforms put in place after the 2007 to 2009 crisis have strengthened the financial system without impeding economic growth and any changes to these rules should remain modest, Yellen said on Friday in her fullest defense yet of the regulations enacted after the Great Recession . Read More »

DeShone Kizer officially named Browns starting quarterback


Kizer will start September 10 in Cleveland against the Pittsburgh Steelers after showing coach Hue Jackson what he wanted to see during an exhibition start on Saturday night at Tampa Bay. To make room on the roster, the Jets waived injured defensive lineman Anthony Johnson. Ealy was traded to New England in March but was cut by the Patriots on Saturday. Read More »

Top US diplomat's Pakistan visit postponed


Wells, acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, will meet Pakistan's civil and military leadership during her two-day stay in the country, said the reports. Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. The Pakistan-US ties received a fresh jolt yesterday when Gen John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, claimed in a TV interview that his country was aware of Afghan Taliban leadership's presence in Peshawar and Quetta. Read More »

S. Korea, US set for high-level talks amid NK tensions


A South Korean government official admitted on background that local authorities were especially on high alert over the SLBM photo because North Korea carried out several SLBM engine tests last month at the Sinpo shipyard in Hamgyong Province, which in past cases usually came prior to an actual test launch. Read More »