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Marine Corps Gets First Female Infantry Officer

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A big first for the Marine Corps: It will likely soon have its first female infantry officer. Roughly 10 percent of students fail the course on the first day and roughly 25 percent never complete it. In December 2015, the Pentagon declared that no job in the military would be off limits to women purely on account of sex. Over thirty women have given it their best shot, some a few times. Read More »

N Korea slams Trump as South approves aid

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Kang also agreed that South Korea will closely cooperate with Poland and Austria in resolving North Korean nuclear issues, including the implementation of United Nations sanctions resolutions. An interpreter for Moon used the word "deplorable" in translating his remarks about the North's provocations, prompting Trump to cut in: "I'm happy you used the world 'deplorable.' I was very interested in that word". Read More »

Pelosi Leaves Her Press Conference Amid Immigration Activists' Protest

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Pelosi says she understands their fear. Democratic lawmakers shut out of governance for much of this year now find themselves at the center of high-stakes negotiations with President Donald Trump that could achieve a prize they have sought for almost a decade: permanent legal status for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants. Read More »

Washington, Seoul Talk Nuke Deployment to Korean Peninsula

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The US military carried out an aerial military drill on Monday with South Korea near the border between the Koreas, the defence ministry in Seoul said. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in NY on September 19, 2017. Trump kidded Moon about his use (or his interpreter's use) of the word " deplorable ". Read More »

Visualizing the influx of Rohingya refugees

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Communal tensions remain sky high across Rakhine where raids by Rohingya militants at the end of last month sparked a massive army crackdown and an unprecedented exodus of the Muslim group which the United Nations has called "ethnic cleansing". Read More »

Kuldeep Yadav takes India's third ODI hat-trick in Kolkata

By the time Rahane fell for 54, courtesy a lovely flat throw from Hilton Cartwright in the deep, India had moved on to 121/2, propelled by a 102-run partnership between him and Kohli. Australia felt the full force of the stifling Kolkata heat while bowling with Wade, Ashton Agar and Kane Richardson all receiving treatment for heat stress or cramps. Read More »

Police arrest 2 more suspects linked to London underground attack

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CCTV footage obtained by British media on Sunday appeared to show a man walking from a property which was later raided by police in Sunbury, a town west of London , carrying a bag similar to the one containing the device. He stressed that intelligence cooperation between the United States and Britain is continuing and helps makes the British people safer. 17 Sept 2017 | teenager suspected of being the Parsons Green bomber had been spoken to by police a number of times, neighbours of his ... Read More »

Vanguard FTSE All World Ex US Small Cap ETF (VSS)

Currently, Vanguard FTSE Asia Ex-Japan Shares Index ETF (VAE.AX) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 104.84. Moving averages can be very useful for identifying peaks and troughs. The 14-day ADX presently sits at 13.14. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a highly popular momentum indicator used for technical analysis. When charted, the RSI can serve as a visual means to monitor historical and current strength or weakness in a certain market. Read More »

Saudi Arabia donates 15 mln Dollars for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar

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The recent deadliest violence, which erupted in Agust in Myanmar's north-west, has so far claimed almost 400 lives, with the army claiming it is conducting operations against "extremist terrorists". The president went on to say that undoubtedly, the European Union can play a major role in resolving the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and assisting the Rohingya refugees. Read More »

Holcomb signs letter backing Senate GOP's health care bill

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Wednesday on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House", Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said he opposed Senate Republicans latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare with the Graham-Cassidy bill. North Dakota's senators are split on their position to the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill, named for the two Republican senators leading the new charge on health care legislation after previous efforts failed over the summer. Read More »

Catalent strengthens biologics services with Cook Pharmica purchase

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Cook's plans to purchase the former GE property on Curry Pike for a major expansion of core operations is "a huge commitment to their home town and a big day for all of Bloomington and Monroe County", remarked Mayor Hamilton . It has about 10,000 employees in 30 facilities across five continents and more than $2 billion in annual revenue. "All of those employees will become part of Catalent's growing biologics business and remain under the leadership of Cook Pharmica's president, Tedd Green". Read More »

Final survey before New Zealand votes shows ruling Nationals retaining lead

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However, Labour could also form a government with the support of New Zealand First and the Green Party, which rose to 7.1 percent. The New Zealand dollar firmed to $0.7324 after the poll was released, from around $0.7312. NZ First had also dropped down to 4.9% - meaning it would need to keep Mr Peters's Northland seat to get back into Parliament. Labour, revitalized after selecting 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern as leader less than two months ago, is arguing for a change of direction, saying too ... Read More »

USA options on North Korea 'effective and overwhelming': Donald Trump

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North Korea has had nuclear ambitions since its leadership under Kim Jong Un's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who established the country in 1948. "And he's going to reinforce that it is those shared values that bind our alliances together and that have kept the world a stable place", Tillerson said of Mr. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for 4 Manatee County siblings

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Joseph is described to be 4-foot-10, 120 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. FDLE issued the alert for Joseph Gadeaun, 10, Jacqueline Gadeaun, 8, Jocelyn Gadeaun, 6, and Jowella Gadeaun, 12. Jocelyn was last seen wearing a green top and neon orange shorts. Jowella was last seen wearing a long-sleeved gray shirt and white and gray sweatpants. Read More »

North should stay in customs union, Verhofstadt to tell Dáil

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Speaking yesterday morning, Mr Verhofstadt said that he was in Northern Ireland to hear from the local political parties about how they want Brexit to unfold. The EU has insisted progress has to be made in three key areas: citizens' rights, the size of the UK's exit bill and the shape of the Irish border post-Brexit. Read More »

United Kingdom reportedly planning ¬20bn Brexit offer

The speech comes a few days before the fourth round of negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union begin. A so-called "hard Brexit" would likely mean the loss of passporting rights for British financial institutions, which allow banks based in the United Kingdom to offer services to companies and governments across the European Union without restrictions. Read More »

United Nations has exhausted options on North Korea

North Korea is closer than ever to its goal of building a military arsenal that can viably target both US troops in Asia and the American homeland. North Korea has been the most perplexing foreign policy problem facing the Trump administration in its first year in office, with their now repeated missile tests and one nuclear test putting pressure on the President to have a plan should tensions escalate. Read More »

Banihal firing incident a militant attack

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Meanwhile, SP, Ramban, Mohan Lal they are investigating the matter and not ruling out anything. "During investigation it has been revealed that three youth of a local Madrasa are also missing". The SSB party, which is responsible for security of the Banihal Tunnel was returning from duty. In this incident 1 HC killed and one ASI got injured and shifted to Srinagar hospital. Read More »

Kill My Son If You Find Him In Illegal Drug Trade - President

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According to a Straits Times report, the president said he had told his son about his orders to the police: " My orders (are) to kill you if you are caught and I will protect the police who kill you ". But he has also repeatedly insisted he has never instructed police to do anything illegal, and that they must only kill in self-defence. However, he denied all the allegations that came from Sen. Read More »

Kamal Haasan entering active politics? To meet Arvind Kejriwal for lunch

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It is rumoured that Kejriwal is likely to offer Haasan the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) platform to pursue his career in politics. They also said that the meeting was set through a telephonic conversation. He even congratulated the CPM led LDF government in Kerala for "good governance " on its first anniversary in May this year. "Rajini and I have been discussing professional matters". Read More »

Senior Le Pen aide quits France's National Front

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Rather than softening her stance on the European Union in the wake of his departure, Le Pen said she would pursue that line. "I do not have the taste for ridicule, of course, I'm leaving the National Front ", Philippot said. Thunder in the national Front. Many rivals in the party blame Philippot for being behind Le Pen's promise to pull France out of the euro - a pledge that cost Le Pen crucial support - and for shifting the FN's focus from immigration to economic nationalism. Read More »

3 killed, 30 injured in grenade attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir

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Many injured have been shifted to Srinagar hospitals. The victims, according to The Indian Express , have been identified as Nabi Parag, Iqbal Khan and Pinty Kour. A search operation has been launched to nab the attackers. The injured include police and forces personnel. The entire area has been cordoned off, and a massive search for terrorists has begun. Read More »

S.Korea to offer $8mn aid to N.Korea

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South Korea has approved a plan to send $8m worth of aid to the North, as a humanitarian gesture and following reports from China claiming that the crisis in Pyongyang was getting more serious by the day. A further $3.5m will go to Unicef to fund vaccinations and treatments for diarrhoea, acute respiratory diseases and malnutrition, the unification ministry said. Read More »

Victor of $338 Powerball jackpot charged with child sex abuse

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The Dominican Republic native who moved to the U.S.at age 19 to work, according to the outlet , made a decision to take a $211 million lump sum, which was reduced to $152 million after taxes. According to NJ.com , Pedro Quezada of Wayne, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Read More »

Powerful 6.4 magnitude quake rips through Pacific island Vanuatu

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The report to Hawaii, however, said there were no fears of an imminent tsunami. Nearly exactly one hour after a 5.8 magnitude natural disaster struck 585km south-west of Invercargill at 1.43pm, the Cook Strait was rattled by a 5.1 quake that struck 30km north-east of Seddon. Read More »

Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala meets PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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Abbasi said he held a meeting with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif - who is in London these days. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua told journalists after the meeting in NY, that the interaction was an "ice-breaker". Prime Minister Abbasi will address the UNGA on September 21 (today). The premier said while pursuing a policy of peaceful neighbourhood, Pakistan is committed to strengthen relations with Iran. Read More »