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Britain, US to duel in team competition in London

In what is a joint venture between British Athletics and USA Track and Field ( USATF ), The Meet will begin at the Olympic Stadium on July 21 next year in a one-day competition taking place over two hours, with nine running, jumping, hurdles and relay events on the schedule.

Total solar eclipse: what we should know

The decades-long wait for the solar eclipse is nearly over, but much of the chatter - and some of the hype - is about things that won't actually happen in Richmond. Shepard Smith will break into typical broadcasting on Fox News Channel from noon to 4 p.m.to update viewers on the eclipse and introduce footage from NASA and observatories around the country.

Two Killed In Madras Plane Crash

Emergency personnel responded to the crash site on the south side of the Willow Creek Canyon and found the plane fully engulfed in flames. The Statesman Journal newspaper reported that about 400 planes had been flying into that airport in advance of Monday's total solar eclipse.

Young Australian boy missing after van attack

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Sunday for developers to incorporate safety features into their projects to prevent militant attacks with vehicles and other weapons as he announced new plans to protect the public. It also provides guidelines on chemical attacks and what should be done in such instances. In June, the City of Melbourne announced it was installing safety barriers around key landmarks in the CBD in response to the rising threat from terrorism and following ...

Should Boston Remove Its Confederate Monument? 24:30 Download

Citing the article in which Rivers was interviewed, Schubert noted that Rivers and Pasquotank Commissioners Cecil Perry and Bettie Parker, both of whom are black, oppose keeping the monument on the courthouse green. "What you begin to see is this concerted effort to remember something different". A bunch of white supremacists come out to protest this. Rick Glazier, executive director of the North Carolina Justice Center, says repealing the 2015 law is the right call .

UN condemns attack on aid workers

He urged people to sign an online petition demanding that global leaders exert their diplomatic, political and economic influence on warring parties and those supporting them to ensure that worldwide humanitarian law is respected and civilians caught in conflict are protected.

Republicans lash out at US President Donald Trump for defending Confederate monuments

A majority of Americans are troubled by President Donald Trump's response to the violence at the white supremacists rally Charlottesville, Va., according to national polls released Thursday. At the presser, Trump moved on to say that not everyone at the Unite the Right movement was a white supremacists, neo-Nazi or affiliated with the KKK.

Jordan Howard Ruled out for Preseason Game vs. Cardinals with Eye Injury

On the very next series, Glennon threw what might have been his worst pass of the preseason. The Chicago Bears are coming from a 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1. On the previous play, defensive end Jonathan Bullard stopped running back Chris Johnson for no gain on third-and-goal from the 1. 109 yards and a touchdown as the half ends.

Top US general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions

The US' strong assertion comes days after President Donald Trump pledged to answer further aggression from North Korea with "fire and fury". Military action is "not our preferred pathway", he said, stressing the USA continues to enlist the support of its partners and allies to pressure Pyongyang to the point that it realizes its future is "bleak, and will only become bleaker if they continue this pathway".

Will act if N Korea launches missile

The top U.S. diplomat laid out the global "peaceful pressure" campaign he is leading against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK, but in response to a question from CNN's Elise Labott, he added that the diplomatic approach "has to be backed with military threat" if North Korea chooses to move forward with destabilizing actions.

Heather Heyer's Mom Has No Time or Patience for Trump's False Condolences

Suspect and white supremacist James Alex Fields was denied bond at his first court hearing this week. Hours before Tapper's broadcast, it was announced that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was ousted . Fields, a 20-year-old OH resident, has been charged with second-degree murder. And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now...you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent...

Heather Heyer's Mom Has No Time or Patience for Trump's False Condolences

Suspect and white supremacist James Alex Fields was denied bond at his first court hearing this week. Hours before Tapper's broadcast, it was announced that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was ousted . Fields, a 20-year-old OH resident, has been charged with second-degree murder. And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now...you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent...

The Allergan PLC. (AGN) Shares Sold by Nuveen Asset Management LLC

The stock of Allergan Plc (NYSE:AGN) registered an increase of 15.01% in short interest. The forecast of 13 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. Allergan PLC .'s payout ratio is 9.95%. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This piece of content was originally reported by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald.

Quick facts on Sir Colin Meads' stellar career

Sir Colin Meads at the official unveiling of All Black legend Sir Colin Meads bronze statue, and opening of the Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition at i-SITE, Te Kuiti, New Zealand. He loved being an All Black and he loved his family dearly. His youngest daughter, Shelley Mitchell, said: "Dad led a full life". He also became only the second All Black in history to be sent off when Irish referee Kevin Kelleher dismissed him for unsafe play during a 1967 win against Scotland.

Trump Calls Removal Of Confederate Statues 'Sad' & 'Foolish'

Nobody in history is flawless, Foner says, and argues there wouldn't be a lot of statues if that was a prerequisite but believes primarily you need to focus on "what is the most important thing in the lives of these men". After a tumultuous several weeks, the president is trying to find his footing. Trump also expressed distaste for removing Confederate statues in a heated news conference on Tuesday.

Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism

The statue will not be destroyed, though Price did not say how it would be preserved, only that it would be used to help students "study Duke's complex past and take part in a more inclusive future". Campus security discovered the damage early Thursday, according to university officials. Durham has been a focal point in the debate over Confederate statues after protesters tore down a bronze Confederate soldier in front of a government building downtown on Monday.

Northeast to be cut off by rail link till August 28

Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday. "Water is still above danger level in sections like Dalkhola-Telta-Sudhani Barsoi-Raiganj and Balurghat- Buniyadpur". For passengers travelling from the Northeast to other destinations in India, the railways have provided special trains from Dibrugarh and Guwahati to Dalkhola in North Bengal, from where passengers can ...

One dead, two injured in twin bomb blasts in Bengal hills

Prima facie, we suspect that Gorkha leaders, namely Bimal Gurung, Prakash Gurung and Praveen Subba, were behind the explosion. "There was a bomb blast in Darjeeling's motor stand area at 12.10 am". On Saturday, CID special superintendent (North) Ajoy Prasad inspected the market building. "A team from the bomb disposal squad has investigated the spot, in order to try and assess the route from where the explosives were brought and stacked".

Despite Harsh Rebuke for Charlottesville Stance, Trump's Base Remains Loyal

The South Carolina Republican, who is one of the GOP's most outspoken Trump critics, sharply criticized Trump's denouncement of "many sides" of the protests in Virginia. Twenty-First Century Fox owns Fox News Channel, a favourite with Trump and his conservative supporters. After all, the Republican Party - that is, the president's party - holds majorities in both the U.S.

Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response

Sixty-eight percent of Republicans agreed with Trump's decision to assign blame for the violence to both sides of the conflict. Fifty-five percent of Americans said said they disapproved of Trump's response to Charlottesville, Virginia, the same percentage who said Trump's description of who was to blame was inaccurate.

South Korea's Moon : No war on Korean Peninsula

Steve Bannon, the White House's chief strategist, told The American Prospect that there was no military solution to Pyongyang's nuclear threat. But Moon said Seoul effectively had a veto on military action by the US. The United States and South Korea remain technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

Torquay's iconic wheel lights up in solidarity with Spain following terrorist attacks

At least 13 people were killed and dozens more were wounded after a van was driven onto a sidewalk and down a pedestrian zone in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. There should be an embedded item here. "It was a group - we don't have a concrete number - but we're not discounting the idea that they were planning other attack", Catalan Police Chief Josep Lluis Trapero said.

Strange Illness Kills 62 In Kogi State

The agency said it "is supporting Kogi and Kwara States in ongoing investigations and our Rapid Response Team is ready to be deployed as required". However, laboratory test came out negative for Lassa fever and tests are now being carried out for other viral diseases in one of our collaborating laboratories.

Aurangabad Municipality: Corporators suspended for refusing to stand up for Vande Mataram

Amid the ruckus in the assembly, AMC Mayor Bhagwandas Ghadamode ( BJP ) adjourned the proceedings twice and announced the suspension of the three AIMIM corporators for a day. The AIMIM was quick to distance itself from Saturday's incident. A ruckus broke out when the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena members raised the issue after the song was completed.

Jeremy Hunt in fresh attack on Stephen Hawking over NHS

Hawking argues changes in the NHS could end up being harmful to people in the country. Labour may have set up the NHS in 1948 but to thrive today it is a Conservative vision that is needed. Under his drive for a seven-day service, Mr Hunt moved to reform junior doctor contracts, which led to a number of strikes by medics. "Given also that Jeremy Hunt enjoys presenting himself as a patient advocate, it would seem that he has an opportunity at humility here, to perhaps learn something from ...

Missouri Senate Ready To Expel Lawmaker Who Threatened Trump's Life

Missouri's NAACP doesn't have a position about whether a controversial state Senator should resign or be ousted. If she had wished Trump an impeachment instead of an assassination, she would not be headline news today with her career in jeopardy.

Four rescued, two missing from Penfield Reef in Fairfield

Fairfield police Chief Gary McNamara tells The Connecticut Post that the two bodies were recovered after 4 p.m. Saturday. Fairfield Police say they are still searching for the two other fishermen. A Fairfield Marine Unit rescued four of the six people but the others could not be located, the Coast Guard said. Crews then called in resources from neighboring agencies and the Coast Guard for a search that lasted about eight hours.

Organizer of Charlottesville white supremacist rally calls slain protester's death 'payback time'

The hacker's claim has yet to clarified, as does Kessler's claim that he doesn't remember sending out the message. Kessler did not immediately respond to an email for comment. But that didn't deter Jason Kessler , the man who organized the rally , from continuing to disparage the victim of his demonstration, taking to Twitter to further denigrate Heyer and describe her death as "payback time".

Pondicherry by night safe for women: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

Bedi conducted a night round of the city not in a auto but on the pillion of a scooter. Her trip was in order to assess safety of the union territory and improve in the areas required. As pictures of the ride emerged there was criticism that neither she nor the rider was wearing a helmet. Bedi asked the director general of police and senior superintendent of police to launch motorcycle patrolling, particularly between 11 pm and 4 am, besides patrolling on bicycles to keep vigil at vantage ...

Mahakali actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lavania killed in vehicle crash

Arijit Lavania plays the role of Nandi and Gagan Kang plays the role of Indra. The news of Gagan and Arjit's death has come as grave shock for the tinselvile. The spotboy was seated in the rear. The police has found beer cans inside the auto and suspect that it was a case of drunken driving. Kang, a resident of Goregaon, was reportedly driving the vehicle at the time of accident.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

At over 18,000 feet down in the ocean, it also comes close to matching world records for deepest known wreck, which is now held by the World War II-era German blockade runner SS Rio Grande at 18,900 feet. Almost 300 people went down with the ship and of the 900 who abandoned ship, only 317 would survive after four to five days in the water suffering exposure, dehydration, drowning and shark attacks.

Spain launches manhunt for suspect in Barcelona attack

Raquel Baron Lopez posted a series of tweets in the aftermath of the attack as the family desperately tried to find him, but confirmed news of his death on Friday. A woman from Tongres in eastern Belgium, visiting Barcelona with her family, was killed , the Belgian foreign minister said. King Felipe VI of Spain and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attended a remembrance at Catalonia Square for the victims, comprising citizens from at least 34 countries around the world.

Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks

Spanish authorities are hunting for Younes Abouyaaqoub, a suspect in the deadly Barcelona terror attack who police say remains at large, a spokesman for the Catalan police told CNN on Saturday. What do we know about the victims? Police have already identified three of the Cambrils attackers and say they hope to identify the others soon.

'Nazis' spray-paint removed from Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas

A police spokeswoman says extra patrols will be in the park to prevent further vandalism. Earlier this week, Rawlings proposed forming a task force that would report back to the city's Office of Cultural Affairs and make a recommendation to the City Council around November 8 regarding the future of the statues.

Cloud cover could affect West Michigan's view of the solar eclipse

We are less than three days away from a total solar eclipse that has captivated the entire country. Travelers heading toward the Missouri Bootheel may have more success to see the eclipse without cloud cover, he said. But Musher predicts "unfavorable" heavier cloud cover in the Southeast, particularly in North Carolina and SC, which could hinder eclipse viewing, though northern Georgia should be alright.

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