• US War Games Likely to Trigger Another North Korea Missile Test - Seoul

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    The annual drills - named after a general who defended an ancient Korean kingdom from Chinese invaders - involve about 50,000 South Korean and 25,000 USA troops practicing to protect the country against a North Korean attack. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, earlier this week that the two countries should work together to contain tensions and permit no one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep", according to a ...
  • Ivanka Trump praises Boston counter-protesters in tweet

    Ivanka Trump praises Boston counter-protesters in tweet

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    About 25 conservative rally-goers gathered on Saturday at Boston Common Park, but abruptly left about 90 minutes after the event started. The organizers of the rally posted on Facebook on August 15 that their movement was "dedicated to peaceful rallies" and was "in no way affiliated with the Charlottesville rally on August 12".
  • Solar Eclipse: everything you need to know

    Solar Eclipse: everything you need to know

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    Solar energy now makes up only about 1 percent of the USA power supply, but it's far higher in some areas. They take place at roughly the same time of year, at roughly the same latitude and with the moon at about the same distance from Earth.
  • The 2017 Eclipse Across America is this Monday

    The 2017 Eclipse Across America is this Monday

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    The partial solar eclipse will take place at around 2:46 p.m. ET in Boston. Solar energy now makes up only about 1 percent of the USA power supply, but it's far higher in some areas. EDT. The photograph shows a total solar eclipse seen from Jalu, Libya, on March 29, 2006. 'Awe-inspiring sights encourage empathy and generosity and group cohesion.
  • Netanyahu to meet Putin, aiming to keep Iran away from Israel's border

    Netanyahu to meet Putin, aiming to keep Iran away from Israel's border

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    One of the main subjects likely to be discussed is concerns expressed by Israel over events in Syria, which is embroiled in a six-year civil war. Russian Federation is active in Syria providing support to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Netanyahu has called on Russian and United States leaders to contain Iranian presence in Syria in the framework of a possible cease-fire to end the eight-year-long civil war.
  • Republicans lash out at Trump's latest remarks on white power rally

    Republicans lash out at Trump's latest remarks on white power rally

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    Law enforcement officials have indicated they are anxious about more violence ahead of the widespread alt-right rallies planned in coming weeks across the US. In a Twitter post , the group said it had handed out the shields "to anyone in attendance who wanted them", and denied Fields was a member. For titans of the business community, the tipping point came Wednesday.
  • Mother Of Slain Protester Says She Won't Talk To Trump

    Mother Of Slain Protester Says She Won't Talk To Trump

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    Trump's latest tweets pile more fuel on a political firestorm ignited by the president's attempts to shift blame for deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia to anti-racism counter-protesters. "This is a moment of reckoning for members of the Party of Lincoln: Do they want to stand up for American values, or do they want to keep enabling a president whose understanding of right and wrong has slipped dangerously off the rails?" "This is cut-and-dry: White ...
  • Pelosi Calls for Resolution to Censure Trump for His 'Repulsiveness'

    Pelosi Calls for Resolution to Censure Trump for His 'Repulsiveness'

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    That's the message the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed in Charlottesville at a white supremacist rally has given to her daughter's mourners. Trump said: "You had a group on one side and a group on the other and they had clubs and they came at each other.' Then, to add more confusion, he said there was another group who came in 'violently".
  • Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old in Westfield

    Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old in Westfield

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    She was last seen wearing a long night gown with watermelon print designs. Trinity is described as a white female, approximately 4 feet tall, 53 pounds, with long hair, and brown eyes. The vehicle has Georgia license plate RDG2198. McGraw is possibly heading to Louisville, Ky, emergency workers say. Authorities said that anyone with information should call 911 or the Stokes County Sheriff's Office at 336-593-8787.
  • Reports say shell hits Syrian fair

    Reports say shell hits Syrian fair

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    Social media activists and a local journalist say a shell has hit Syria's first global trade fair since the war broke out six years ago, killing and wounding several people. "We are not isolated like they think, it's their arrogance that pushes them to think in this manner", said Assad in a speech to members of Syria's diplomatic corps carried on state television.
  • Family Jumps Rising Drawbridge in Car, Lands on Other Side

    Family Jumps Rising Drawbridge in Car, Lands on Other Side

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    Additionally, said the operator, he thought the SUV had had enough time to clear the bridge but when he checked the bridge, he was blinded by the sun's glare. Investigators said the incident was an operator error and is under investigation by the Cape May County Bridge Commission. State police said the bridge started opening because a commercial fishing vessel was passing underneath.
  • Qatar yet to give Saudi permission to transport Hajis

    Qatar yet to give Saudi permission to transport Hajis

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    Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) also praised the Saudi decision to re-open the border but urged Saudi authorities to be more precise concerning pilgrims residing in Qatar. The four countries also barred direct flights to or from Qatar and blocked Qatari aircraft from using their airspace. That's because the Qatari who met with the Saudi crown prince is Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim al-Thani.
  • In Barcelona : British-Australian boy, 7, killed in rampage

    In Barcelona : British-Australian boy, 7, killed in rampage

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    The 44-year-old Belgian, from the town of Tongeren, is understood to have been on holiday in Barcelona with her husband and two sons. 'As he was enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother, Julian was sadly taken from us. At least 120 other people were injured. Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia pay respects at an impromptu memorial where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona , Spain.
  • Fourth CEO resigns from Trump's American Manufacturing Council

    Fourth CEO resigns from Trump's American Manufacturing Council

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    Writing in a blog post, Krzanich said he was leaving to "call attention" to the fractured political environment in the United States. Trumka, the AFL-CIO president, said the decision is ultimately up to the executives. Many corporate leaders have faced a lose-lose scenario in which any choice involving politics can alienate customers, not to mention a USA president who has shown a willingness to personally negotiate government contracts.
  • NSW boy confirmed dead in Barcelona terror attack

    NSW boy confirmed dead in Barcelona terror attack

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    The family had put out urgent appeals for information about Julian on social media, which were removed from the internet on Saturday. A family friend known only as Scott told 2GB radio host Ben Fordham Julian's father first heard about the attack when he arrived at work on Friday morning and was unable to get into contact with his wife.
  • The scientific reason why whisky tastes better with water

    The scientific reason why whisky tastes better with water

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    Before whiskey is bottled, water is often added to it to dilute it to about 40 percent alcohol by volume , in the belief that doing so significantly changes its flavor, Karlsson said. This would mean the smoky taste was less prominent - so it makes sense that experts add water. At concentrations more than 59 per cent the authors found ethanol interacts more strongly with guaiacol which means the molecule is driven down into the solution and away from the surface.
  • Missing Australian-British boy, 7, killed in Spain attack

    Missing Australian-British boy, 7, killed in Spain attack

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    A pharmacist who comforted Mrs Cadman in the immediate aftermath of the attack has described how she ignored her own as she begged for information about her son. Julian Cadman , 7, was a "much-loved and adored" member of his family. Horrifying photographs taken in the seconds after the attack show a child, believed to be little Julian, lying in the middle of Las Ramblas near the pharmacy, while a woman believed to be his mother lies on her back nearby.
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. defends Trump's 'many sides' comment

    Jerry Falwell Jr. defends Trump's 'many sides' comment

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    During an interview on ABC's This Week, host Martha Raddatz asked Falwell, one of Trump's top surrogates, to explain the president's remarks. "If somebody showed up and they saw that they were marching beside somebody who hates blacks, who hates Jews, who wants to do violence, I think they should just walk away, yes", he said.
  • War Games to Begin as US, South Korea Brace for North's Fury

    War Games to Begin as US, South Korea Brace for North's Fury

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    Choi Jin-wook, a professor of global relations at Japan's Ritsumeikan University and former president of South Korea's state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, said a sixth nuclear test would be essential for North Korea to develop an operational nuclear-tipped ICBM.
  • U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns: Mattis

    U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns: Mattis

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    The long-planned drills come at a delicate moment, following weeks of belligerent rhetoric between the US and North Korea that stoked fears of a catastrophic outcome. The question is how strong it will be. "Still, as much as I send the message that we've got to be clear with [Kim] of the consequences, war must be the last and ultimate option if no other form of diplomacy can halt the development of nuclear weapons and missile technology", he said.