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North Korea May Fire Another ICBM This Weekend, South Warns

THAAD also became a topic of controversy after U.S. President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay as much as $1 billion to place THAAD on South Korean soil. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang warned this week that further THAAD deployment "can only severely damage the strategic security balance in the region", harm the strategic interests of other countries such as China and cause further antagonism on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Most South Koreans doubt the North will start a war

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On Monday, the Moon government cleared the way for the USA military to complete the deployment in the southern village of Seongju, North Gyeongsang, by announcing that an environmental impact study found no safety problems. Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council could also consider barring the country's airline. Asked how Russian Federation would feel if the US leader were to be impeached, Putin said it would be "absolutely wrong" for him to discuss domestic USA politics. Read More »

Putin Regrets Awarding Tillerson 'Order of Friendship' Because He Joined Trump Administration

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He was given the award, according to the Kremlin , for his "big contribution to developing cooperation in the energy sector". "Tillerson and Putin have a long, personal history", the L.A. "We'll see how efficient the much-praised American judiciary is", said Putin. "The statement made by the State Department on July 29 regarding a new sanctions legislation approved by Congress can not but raise eyebrows", the embassy said. Read More »

CBI books former UPA minister Jayanthi Natarajan for corruption

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Besides Chennai , the CBI also conducted searches at premises in Delhi, Kolkata, Ranchi and Odisha's Sundergarh in connection with the case. The FIR notes that a memorandum of understanding was signed by ECL and the then Jharkhand government in May 2004 for setting up of a plant for production of one million tonnes per annum of steel in the State. Read More »

Korea completes THAAD deployment

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That completes the deployment of a full set of six launchers and a radar system announced in July previous year. "(The allies) completed the tentative deployment of the THAAD system today, as (they) agreed to additionally deploy the four remaining launchers", the ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Rajasthan police issues guidelines for schools and parents — Blue Whale

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A 16-year-old boy allegedly attempted suicide by hanging himself from a fan while participating in Blue Whale Challenge in Pathankot district of Punjab, in yet other deadly fall-out of the infamous online game . Blue Whale Challenge has extended its claws in India as well. While parents' associations are sharing the dos and don'ts for preventing their wards from playing this game, school managements have displayed warnings related to this game on their noticeboards. Read More »

United States not disputing NKorea's claim to have tested H-bomb

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said during a U.N. Security Council meeting Monday that North Korea's leader "is begging for war ". Some experts believe that the USA and the global community may have to accept, at least temporarily, an agreement in which the North would place ceilings on its nuclear program and stop its testing of nuclear devices and delivery systems. Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman Appointed Defense Minister

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It's in their welfare soldiers are assured that their interests are being taken care of, " said the Defense Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday took charge of the defense ministry, becoming the first full-time woman defense minister of the country. Read More »

Rajnath Singh reviews security in J&K, meets civil society

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According to officials from Rs 40,000 crores road projects, most are in initial phases including the ring roads for twin capital cities. The issue is expected to come up when he meets various sections, including students, in Srinagar . She said the needs and problems of the people of the State have been recognized in the AoA and its implementation needs to be fast paced. "The PMDP which envisages a developmental and infrastructural revolution in the State is the biggest financial package ... Read More »

North Korea urges nuclear build-up on anniversary

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South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. "There's no other path except for a peaceful, diplomatic resolution of the North Korean nuclear problem", he said. "We demanded South Korea and the United States stop relevant deployment procedures immediately.in view of the security interest and concerns of regional neighbours, including China". Read More »

Hotels-for-land scam: CBI summons Lalu , son Tejashwi

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His son and deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav is alleged to hold big stakes in a company promoting Bihar's biggest mall in the state capital worth Rs 750 crore. In its FIR, the CBI has named Sarla Gupta, wife of Lalu's confidant Prem Chand Gupta; Vijay and Vinay Kochhar, both directors of Sujata Hotels and owner of Chanakya Hotel; Delight Marketing, now known as Lara Projects, and the then IRCTC managing director P K Goel besides the Yadavs. Read More »

USA demands crippling new N Korea sanctions

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He told the AFP news agency that further sanctions were not the answer. A senior Trump administration official says the U.S.is still assessing North Korea's latest nuclear test but so far notes nothing inconsistent with Pyongyang's claim it was a hydrogen bomb. Read More »

Lunch Money Is A Thing Of The Past At Many NYC Schools

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And parents who are in the country illegally often have been reluctant to file school-lunch forms for fear that they would be reviewed by the federal government and risk being exposed and deported. The move comes in the wake of increasing backlash against "lunch-shaming" techniques used in school districts across the country, against students whose families can not afford to pay their lunch bills. Read More »

If You Support Same-Sex Marriage, Now's The Time To Show It

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It is a devastating commentary on the current state of the nation that this exercise, for which taxpayers must shell out $122 million, has had to be conducted exclusively in order to convince the governing parties' recalcitrants to back a measure which Australians , according to opinion polls, already overwhelmingly endorse. Read More »

Temperatures to inch up… Irma's track becoming more clear this weekend

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Overnight lows for the next few days will be in the upper 40s and 50s. The high will remain firmly in control of our weather Monday and Tuesday , keeping our skies mostly sunny. Hurricane Irma is moving just to north of Hispaniola this morning as a dangerously strong Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 180 miles per hour. Read More »

Indian Military Leader: We Must Prepare for War with China, Pakistan

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It has also invited a strong response from the Chinese. "I'm not sure if his remarks have been authorized, and whether the remarks were impromptu speech or representing the position of the Indian government", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said, noting even the Indian media considered his remarks shocking. Read More »

NYC sports radio host arrested for alleged fraud

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The caustic Carton was missing for a second straight morning when his longtime partner Boomer Esiason opened the Thursday show without the accused con man. "Carton and Wright thought they could get off easy by allegedly paying off their debts with other people's money", William Sweeney Jr., who heads the FBI's NY field office, said in a statement. Read More »

UC Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration for 'Unlawful' DACA Repeal

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Napolitano was the Secretary of Homeland Security under former President Barack Obama in 2012 when the DACA program was first announced and implemented. The UC system has about 4,000 students who are in the United States illegally, "a substantial number of whom have DACA, as well as teachers, researchers and health care providers who are DACA recipients", the university system said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. Read More »

Putin urges United Nations to deploy peacemakers in Donbass

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Ukraine previously asked for peacekeepers but the separatists have opposed that. Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee for Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev said that Putin's proposal will leave no loopholes for Kiev to blame Russian "aggression" for the conflict and that this is why the government is reacting as it is. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: 70000 in shelters, 3.4 mn may face power cut

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Lucie before the storm. As many as 53,000 people said they were interested in a Facebook event called " Shoot At Hurricane Irma ", and 25,000 people said they would participate on Saturday evening. Silagy declared that restoration would start as soon as they could get on the roads and wouldn't stop until "every single customer" had their lights back on. Read More »

Cooper shifts emergency focus to western NC as Hurricane Irma nears Florida

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WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin wrote early Thursday that rain with increasing wind is expected to begin Monday. He also has crews ready to inspect trouble spots in the state. Climatologists have always been predicting more active storm seasons due to climate change, and we have seen those forecasts come true. The eye of the storm was expected to head up the state's west coast, rather than the middle. Read More »

Hurricane Irma leaves trail of destruction in Caribbean

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The other problem: Last week, Hurricane Harvey rocked the Gulf Coast's refinery system, causing major outages that disrupted fuel deliveries to Florida and other markets. And it has left 1 million Puerto Rico residents without power . "We've heard that flooding up to a metre high in poor neighborhoods here in Haiti". Read More »

Trump to Urge UN to Impose North Korean Naval Blockade, Oil Embargo

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The official also said the North could choose the founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, which falls on October 10, to hold another test. A powerful Security Council resolution needs to be passed, Abe said, also stressing the importance of fully implementing all existing resolutions related to North Korea . Read More »

Cubans venture out in the wake of Hurricane Irma

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Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard's 35th Military Police Company posted a message on their Facebook page to let family and friends know they are safe and well, despite being in the path of Hurricane Irma as it approaches Cuba , where the unit is deployed. Read More »

Ancient Egyptian goldsmith's tomb discovered near Luxor

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In an attempt to revive the country's ailing tourism sector, which has suffered from an acute recession in the past few years due to political turmoil and security issues, Egypt is keen to uncover the Pharaohs' archaeological secrets as well as other ancient civilizations throughout the country. Read More »

Mexico Continues Recovery in Areas Affected by Quake

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Video from the scene shows that about half the city hall collapsed in a pile of rubble and local officials said that at least 17 of the 35 dead were in Juchitan. Waves rose as high as 0.7 metres in Mexico, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, though that threat passed. In neighbouring Guatemala, President Jimmy Morales appeared on national television to call for calm while emergency crews surveyed damage. Read More »

ALDOT Update on Hurricane Irma Evacuations

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At a press conference Saturday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said that while Hurricane Irma will apparently spare South Carolina the sort of devastating damage that came with Hurricane Matthew previous year, he urged residents not to let their guard down once the storm has passed. Read More »