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Kurds stick to independence vote despite US request

The US and other Western nations are anxious the vote could lead to renewed conflict with the Iraqi government in Baghdad and distract the Kurds from fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. On June 7, Barzani announced his intention to hold a referendum on the independence of the autonomous region of Kurdistan from Iraq on September 25, a decision which has been criticized by Baghdad.

NYC prepared for president's return to Trump Tower

Trump acknowledged Friday that his upcoming three-night stay in the Big Apple is going to be nothing but a headache for his fellow New Yorkers. He was in town for only a few hours. 56th St. from 6th to 5th Avenues will have managed access to vehicular traffic. Trucks southbound on Fifth Avenue will be subject to searches at about 60th Street, and may be diverted from traveling further south.

McAuliffe to White Nationalists: 'Go Home, and Never Come Back'

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer told CBS's "Face that Nation" that Trump "made a choice in his presidential campaign.to, you know, go right to the gutter, to play on our worst prejudices". McAuliffe said the death of Heather Heyer , a 32-year-old woman who died after a driver plowed his auto into a crowd of counter protesters, was an unpreventable attack.

Confrontation with North Korea not imminent

They have already done two in July, has also advanced Mike Pompeo , in reference to the two test-firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) carried out by the regime in July. Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson assured Americans that they could "sleep well at night" while up to yesterday other officials were making the rounds of U.S.

Sharad Yadav removed as leader of JD(U) in RS

Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav was sacked as party's leader in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday for his public disapproval of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's decision to quit the Mahagathbandhan and re-join the BJP led alliance.

China Industrial Production Growth Eases More Than Forecast

Output by Chinese factories and workshops slowed sharply in July, growing by a lower-than-expected 6.4 per cent compared to the same month past year, official figures showed today. Retail sales, meanwhile, slowed slightly to 10.4 percent last month while fixed asset investment posted 8.3 percent growth in the January-July period - both slightly below expectations.

Big Boi Blesses A 5-Year-Old Paralyzed Child With A Gift

Rapper Big Boi performs onstage at the FANDOM Party during Comic-Con International 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. Ellison has wanted a dog since well before the shooting, but just completed three months of intense physical therapy and took a shining to therapeutic service dogs during her stay in the hospital.

United States company offers to search MH370

The Ocean Infinity offer includes a search of a 9,700-square-mile area on the northern boundary of the last search zone, southwest of Australia. With the original underwater search dragging on for years and costing millions, Ocean Infinity, a Texas-based firm that specializes in seabed exploration technology, announced Friday it had submitted an offer to the Malaysian government to renew the search for the missing MH370 flight.

Know the tale behind the celebration of Janmashtami

Janmashtami falls on August 14 this year. The festival is celebrated in states like Mathura, Gujarat, Rajasthan and in the northeastern states like Assam and Manipur. After Sunset, hymns are sung and devotees break their fast after the midnight but here the festival does not end. The "Chappan Bhog" as mentioned earlier consists of 56 dishes, which is majorly made out of Butter, considering how much Lord Krishna loved butter, thus giving him the name MakhanChor (Butter Thief).

Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader surrenders in Somalia

Mukhtar Robow was flown to Mogadishu Sunday from Hudur in southwestern Somalia, said Col. Adam Ahmed, a senior Somali police official. Abu Mansoor was the first speaker of the jihadist movement and rose to the rank of deputy leader of Al Shabaab.

US Vice President Mike Pence heads to South America amid Venezuela unrest

It was also rejected by all Latin American countries - not only Venezuela's allies such as Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, but also those strongly opposed to President Nicolas Maduro, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

BBCI: North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief

Mr Trump said the United States military was "locked and loaded", while Pyongyang has accused him of "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war". It also said that the two "reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". North Korea, according to the director, has been moving at an "ever alarming rate" to develop nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.

Doctors Stress Proper Eye Protection For Viewing Solar Eclipse

Experts recommend being careful when it comes to buying glasses or viewers through a third-party seller, such as Ebay or Amazon. "To guarantee the authenticity of the Soluna glasses, they must be purchased from GSM Sales on Amazon". "They've been put through a testing procedure to demonstrate that they're dark enough to prevent visible as well as ultraviolet and infrared light from passing through it", Espenak said.

Barnaby Joyce admits he may be a New Zealand citizen

The government is expected to argue Mr Joyce had never been on a New Zealand citizen list, his parents had never applied for citizenship, he had no knowledge of the citizenship by descent and he had never sworn allegiance to New Zealand. "On that basis the government is of the firm view that I would not be found to be disqualified by the operation of Section 44, i, of the Constitution from serving as the Member for New England".

Egypt's railway head resigns after deadly train collision

One of the trains was traveling from Cairo , and the other from Port Said. According to the country's Health Ministry, over 40 people died and over 170 were injured. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered an inquiry into the crash. "The rescue team is now searching for survivals while ambulances are transferring the injured to nearby hospitals", said Magdy Hegazi, undersecretary at the Health ministry.

Caster grabs gold in woman's 800m final

Preview: Caster Semenya will attempt to reclaim her 800 metres title on the final day of action of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on Sunday. "I just want to keep winning", said the "That's all I'm concentrating on". She was asked if she was thinking of an assault on the world record of 1:53.28 set by Czech Jarmila Kratochvilova in 1983 - the longest-standing track world record in the book.

Russian Warplanes Help Syrian Army Liberate Daesh Hotbed in Homs

The radicals have lost swathes of Syrian territory to separate campaigns being waged by government forces backed by Russian Federation and Iran, and by the US-backed Syrian Democratic (SDF) Forces, which is dominated by the Kurdish YPG militia.

Kenya opposition leader condemns police killings

The city of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold, was also calm. "But I also know that the Kenyan people as a whole will be the losers if there is a descent into violence". Britain congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as Kenya's president, as violent protests raged and the opposition vowed to overturn what they called a "sham" result.

All people are rising up to retaliate against the US: North Korea

We do not seek an excuse to garrison USA troops north of the Demilitarized Zone. Tensions over North Korea escalated in July, when Pyongyang twice successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of targeting the United States mainland.

Texas Advanced A Bill To Change How Insurance Covers Abortions

But opponents have criticized the bill because it doesn't make exceptions for rape or incest. The House, meanwhile, goes into session at 3 p.m.to take up similar property tax reforms and a bill to clarify the state's do-not-resuscitate orders at medical facilities - a bill that has already passed the Senate once.

Ivanka Trump Denounces White Supremacy, Neo-Nazis After Charlottesville

Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat, said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices with his campaign past year. He didn't attack us. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Sen. "It's now on the President and on all of us to say, enough is enough", he added . "My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home".

Asian stocks, dollar extend slide as US-NKorea tensions intensify

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 1.19 per cent. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, was almost flat on the day at 93.646, remaining above last week's 15-month low of 92.548. In response to Trump's threat, a report on state-run media in North Korea said it would "turn the U.S. mainland into the theater of a nuclear war" if it looked like America was going to attack.

70th Independence Day: South Asia's largest national flag hoisted at Wagah

The size of the flag is 120 feet by 80 feet, reports Dawn news. The flag has been made entirely in Pakistan, and is said to be the highest flag in South Asia and the 8th highest in the world. "We will make Pakistan the country of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal". We will execute each and every terrorist in Pakistan. Speaking about the ongoing challeges at the Line of Control he said,"I assure you that we will never let you down".

Trump's approval rating rebounds amid North Korea tensions

As the President has been threatening " fire and fury , ' his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has repeatedly said his interest is in applying 'peaceful pressure" to get Pyongyang to agree to talks. The Indian origin actor sharing screenshots of the terms in a tweet said, "Seems pretty clear that you can't threaten mass murder via nuclear war, right @ twitter? ".

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

Missile expert Kim Dong yup, a professor at Kyungnam University's Far East Institute, agreed that the North would carry out its plan, adding that the reclusive regime would not have announced such plans unless it was fully prepared for a USA response.

Merkel takes swipe at Trump's fiery North Korea comments

The statement Friday does not mention any specific actions China would be willing to take, although some Chinese scholars and state media have called on Beijing to take on a shuttle diplomacy role to facilitate talks between the US and North Korea.

Chinese VP arrives in Pakistan to celebrate I-Day

Mr. Wang, the "special guest" for the Independence Day , is accompanied by a high-level delegation on the two-day visit. Vice-Premier of the State Council of People's Republic of China Wang Yang who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan will also address the ceremony.

Hezbollah chief threatens Dimona reactor, says Israel fears a fight

European and American officials had warned them "during diplomatic meetings and worldwide visits. if you don't do this, Israel will launch a war on Lebanon, and if Hezbollah doesn't do this, Israel will launch a war on Lebanon", Nasrallah said.

Former spy chief: Denuclearized North Korea not in the cards

Trump, Pompeo said, has made it "very clear" that the USA finds it "unacceptable for a rogue leader like Kim Jong Un to have the capacity, a ballistic missile with a warhead, that has integrated and fully deliverable to the United States, and to hold America and the world at risk".

Fresno vigil offers solidarity after 'appalling' act in Charlottesville

Graphic video from multiple sources was shared widely, showing a Dodge Challenger speeding into a crowd and reversing at high speed. A group of people gathered at Woodward Park Saturday to renew their vows to rid the world of hatred - after hearing about the violence in Charlottesville.

Donald Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules

Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, a popular trade tool in the 1980s that has been rarely used in the past decade, allows the president to unilaterally impose tariffs or other trade restrictions to protect US industries from "unfair trade practices" of foreign countries.

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

The officer, named as Sinan Acar, was taken away by ambulance but died in hospital. Several media reports questioned the manner in which the man was able to be in possession of a knife despite his arrest. In a statement, Turkish authorities said they immediately contacted Aussie officials when they receive news of the foiled plot. Turkey was hit in 2016 by a succession of attacks that left hundreds dead in the bloodiest year of terror strikes in its history.

Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test

North Korea is expected to deploy submarine-launched ballistic missiles in 1-2 years, but South Korea could take about five years to deploy nuclear-powered submarines, according to the report. On Tuesday, Donald Trump warned the USA would rain down "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if North Korea followed through with its threat to attack the US-held Pacific island of Guam.

'Heavy fire' in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

The place, identified as Aziz Istanbul restaurant in the city center, was " attacked by suspected jihadists ", AFP reported, citing a restaurant server. One soldier said there were hostages on the first and second floor of the two-storey building housing the restaurant. A witness told Reuters that he saw customers running out of the restaurant, with security forces surrounding the area.

Ian Narev to leave CBA

Pressure has mounted on Australia's largest bank in recent days after the government's financial-intelligence agency launched a civil suit in the federal court and the securities regulator followed up last Friday with word it had begun its own investigation.

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