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Journalist missing feared dead after going in inventor's submarine

Peter Madsen's submarine, the Nautilus, was sighted just north of the Øresund Bridge near the island of Saltholm in the early hours of Friday morning, it has emerged. Copenhagen police suspect that Madsen deliberately sunk the submarine though he initially blamed technical problems. Kristian Isbak tells The Associated Press he had responded to the Navy's call to help locate the submarine on Friday when he spotted Madsen.

Trump Calls Guam Gov to 'Say Hello' and Promise Full Federal Support

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that he did not believe "there is any imminent threat" to Guam or other US targets and hoped that diplomatic pressure would prevail in the crisis. As Pyongyang's deadline drew closer, the archbishop of the predominately Catholic US territory urged priests to pray for peace at Sunday mass and prepared for a peace rally in the capital Hagatna .

President Trump Doubles Down On North Korea Warning

President Trump also said he was optimistic that China , North Korea's primary trade partner, will step up and do more to help resolve the situation. "Rhetoric from the President is hard to ignore or just write off to, 'Well, North Korea always says stuff like this; we're just saying it back at this point, '" said CNN Politics Editor-at-large Chris Cillizza.

Friends of 'kidnapped' Chloe Ayling asked to pay ransom

Lukasz Herba, a 30-year-old Polish national who resides in the United Kingdom, was arrested on kidnapping charges after he dropped Ayling off outside the British consulate building in Milan on July 17, police said. "He said I would be insane to try to escape now because I would be instantly killed", she said. He specifically asked for her. I was panicking. I thought they were going to rob or rape me.

Pakistani Army Says Civilians Killed In Bombing Of Military Vehicle

The explosion, which was heard far away and set off a fire that engulfed vehicles nearby, left several people critically injured. It added that all the victims were taken to a military hospital. The interior minister, Ahsan Iqbal, had also traveled to the provincial capital on Saturday for meetings with senior civil and military officials. The was no immediate claim of responsibility from any of the Islamist militants and separatist insurgent movements active in the resource-rich province, ...

Amid renewed N.Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Kong, 58, who now takes over the tough job, is currently the top Chinese diplomat in charge of Asian affairs at the foreign ministry, Reuters reported. The United States in particular wants to stop Pyongyang from developing nuclear missiles, while North Korea sees its nuclear arsenal as protection against the US and its partners in Asia.

Oosthuizen lip syncs 'rise up' after runner-up grand slam

Now, it turns out he's not only great at golfing, but he's pretty damn awesome at miming, too. Oosthuizen finished two strokes behind eventual victor Justin Thomas in a tie for second alongside Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed . In typical South African style, Oosthuizen took to twitter in celebrating this unique achievement. Oosthuizen is in fine company with his runner-up Grand Slam, joining the likes of Australian Greg Norman, who lost play-offs in all four Majors.

Town hall meeting by ex-Malaysian leader Mahathir marred by violence

Dr Mahathir Mohamad will hit the road again on Friday (Aug 18) for the Save Malaysia, Save the People roadshow in Panang, unfazed by the violence that broke out at the Nothing to Hide Forum 2.0 on Sunday, The Malaysian Insight reported. Separately, in a blogpost on the incident, Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said the politics of gangsterism was not a culture practised in the country.

London's iconic Big Ben to stop chiming for four years

The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped to protect workers during a four-year, £29m-conservation project that includes fix of the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Great Clock and its bell. There is also extensive decay to the stonework and there is asbestos in the building. A parliamentary spokesperson said it was necessary to silence the bell to "ensure the safety of those working in the Tower".

Asian markets mixed after strong Japan GDP

For the near term at least, tensions over North Korea are expected to remain a key theme for global investors, weighing on risky assets including Japanese stocks, traders said. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.05 percent in early trade as markets re-opened after a public holiday last week. The Nikkei volatility index soared 14.76 percent to 18.66, the highest level since April 24.

Group sings Pakistan's national anthem to wish them 'Happy Birthday'

A flag hoisting ceremony was held at Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in New Delhi, India on Monday to celebrate 70th independence anniversary of the country. However, in an apparent gesture of goodwill, one group of 5 people have created a video in which they sing the national anthem of Pakistan to say "Happy Birthday" to the country.

Cristiano Ronaldo set to face 12-match ban

Ronaldo picked up a yellow card for removing his shirt and two minutes later, he was sent off for a second yellow card after the referee deemed he dived in the box. "My feeling was that it wasn't (a penalty)". The Portuguese global was angry after being shown a second yellow card for diving in Barca's 18-yard box following a challenge by Samuel Umtiti .

Now We Know Why Marco Rubio's Security Detail Was Increased

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a fervent critic of the South American country's government, according to intelligence obtained by the USA last month. The possible threat led Rubio to take on a stronger security detail, including U.S. senator arises as tensions between both countries reach unprecedented levels, with President Trump stating last week that he didn't rule out a military option against the Maduro regime due to its increasing authoritarianism.

Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday

Mr. Trump has said he would be more amenable to going easy on Beijing if it were more aggressive in reining in North Korea. White House officials have insisted the investigation is not created to apply additional pressure on China as it relates to North Korea despite the president's previous remarks that he would be more amenable on trade if China stopped Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam

He stated that failing to stop the threats would mean that North Korea would be "met with fire and fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before". "North Korea broke the denuclearisation agreement a long time ago". The South Korean military has issued a warning to North Korea over its latest threat to launch missiles at the United States territory of Guam.

Search takes place for walker in County Donegal

The body of a man has been recovered by emergency service members following a search operation in the Derryveagh Mountains in Co Donegal. Malin Head Coast Guard Station received news that the diver was missing shortly before 4pm on Saturday.

Pique 'knew Neymar would leave'

Barcelona centre-half Gerard Pique has admitted to already knowing that his former Barcelona teammate Neymar would be leaving the club when he posted an Instagram photo claiming that the Brazilian would stay. "He has made the decision, it is a fearless decision, he was here four years and gave us extraordinary performances". He performed extraordinarily for us.

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.

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