• US Affirms Readiness to Defend Itself, Allies Against N. Korea
US Affirms Readiness to Defend Itself, Allies Against N. Korea

During his visit to Seoul on August 14, Dunford met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and said that, though the Pentagon was prepared for a military option, their aim was to use diplomatic and economic pressure to achieve the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula .

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  • Charlottesville victim's mother won't take Trump's call
Charlottesville victim's mother won't take Trump's call

Trump had tweeted Wednesday that Heyer was "a truly special young woman" who would be "long remembered by all!" Hours before Tapper's broadcast, it was announced that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was ousted . Heyer, 32, was one of a crowd of counterprotesters struck by a auto that police say was driven by James Alex Fields Jr ....

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  • SPLC honors Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer at Montgomery civil rights memorial
SPLC honors Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer at Montgomery civil rights memorial

Brother said the White House endeavored to contact her a few times amid her little girl's Wednesday memorial service. Bro wants to build a legacy for her daughter, more than just sayings scribbled with chalk, flowers and candles, at the site of Saturday's vehicle attack.

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  • 'So Foolish' to Remove Civil War Statues Commemorating Losing Side
'So Foolish' to Remove Civil War Statues Commemorating Losing Side

US President Donald Trump said he was against the removal of Confederate monuments in the country. President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.

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  • Northwestern University professor and Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago in stabbing case
Northwestern University professor and Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago in stabbing case

Fired Northwestern University microbiologist Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren are accused in Cornell-Duranleau's death. Authorities said the attack on Cornell-Duranleau, a MI native who moved to Chicago previous year, was so brutal that the blade of the knife investigators believe was used in the stabbing was br...

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  • Polls: Majority troubled by Donald Trump Charlottesville response
Polls: Majority troubled by Donald Trump Charlottesville response

A growing number of conservative establishment members have attempted to distance themselves from the president's comments in recent days, including eight members of Trump's manufacturing council, causing him to disband the group; Rupert Murdoch's son James Murdoch , head of 21st Century Fox; and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Ro...

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  • South Korea's Moon: There Will Be No War On Korean Peninsula
South Korea's Moon: There Will Be No War On Korean Peninsula

Moon , who took office in May, told a news conference to mark his 100th day in office that USA and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea. He said the issue surrounding North Korea's repeated missile launches, defying the UN Security Council resolution, must be resolved peacefully and not through war .

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  • Hashd Sha'abi fighters to take part in Tal Afar operation
Hashd Sha'abi fighters to take part in Tal Afar operation

USA forces have set up a military base in the vicinity of the besieged city of Tal Afar, located west of Mosul in an effort to join the Iraqi forces to liberate the city from Daesh. As many as 1,400 troops were killed and more than 7,000 wounded, and the Iraqi military has proceeded methodically since its biggest success to date.

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  • Henrik Stenson takes one-shot lead at Wyndham Championship
Henrik Stenson takes one-shot lead at Wyndham Championship

The Clara native sits four shots behind leaders Webb Simpson and Ryan Armour , with the latter shooting a stunning nine-under-par 61 on the second day of the tournament. Werenski's previous best on TOUR in 69 career laps was 5-under 65 at the Sony Open/R1 back in January. North Carolina native Simpson, the victor here in 2011, followed up Thur...

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  • Looking into reports of missing British child in Spain attack: May
Looking into reports of missing British child in Spain attack: May

Separately, a woman was killed and six people, including a police officer, were injured when a auto drove into people in the town of Cambrils in a second attack . Two Danes were "lightly wounded", authorities in Copenhagen said. Mr Tucker's father, Daniel, who worked with his son in the family's pool business, told the New York Daily News: "...

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  • Billionaire Discovers WW2-Era USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea
Billionaire Discovers WW2-Era USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea

Navy. Seven-plus decades after the sinking of the Indianapolis , the wreckage was found resting on the seafloor Saturday by a team that included historians from the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. "Teams have tried to find Indianapolis in the past, but failed, partly because she is over two miles down, but also because...

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  • Trump Today: President defends Confederate statues and blasts 2 fellow Republicans
Trump Today: President defends Confederate statues and blasts 2 fellow Republicans

He took aim at the removal or consideration for removal of Confederate statues and monuments in a long list of cities. Mr Trump has alienated Republicans, corporate leaders and United States allies, rattled markets and prompted speculation about possible White House resignations with his comments since Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Vi...

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  • French train station evacuated as police investigate reported shooting
French train station evacuated as police investigate reported shooting

However, local authorities have now released information saying that no shots were fired, but that there was a possibility that armed men were on board a train. But it did ask people to stay clear of the area for the verification operation. The paper said he was believed to have been in possession of a fake weapon.

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  • Spain attacks: Policeman shot dead four Cambrils terrorists
Spain attacks: Policeman shot dead four Cambrils terrorists

Police identified all 5 terrorist cell members killed in Cambrils, but are still unsure if one of them was the driver of the van involved in the Barcelona ramming earlier. Authorities in Vic, a small town outside Barcelona , said a van had been found there in connection with the attack. Mossos, Catalonia's police force, said on Friday even...

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  • Bannon, Breitbart expected to go 'thermonuclear' on Trump White House
Bannon, Breitbart expected to go 'thermonuclear' on Trump White House

Controversy surrounding Bannon's role in the White House have been mounting in recent months, and was heightened after a race-related clash in Charlottesville over the weekend resulted in three deaths. "I feel jacked up". He apparently may return to Breitbart News , which he led before joining the Trump campaign. Since then, Steve has gone back ...

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  • Train derails in Muzaffarnagar, at least 10 killed, says local official
Train derails in Muzaffarnagar, at least 10 killed, says local official

Television footage showed several mangled carriages piled up on each other while people looked for the injured in a crowd of people as night fell. "Have instructed senior officers to reach site immediately and ensure speedy rescue and relief operations", Prabu said.

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  • Kim Jong Un doesn't need to strike Guam - he's already won
Kim Jong Un doesn't need to strike Guam - he's already won

After the tourism discussion, the two talked more about North Korea and how to deal with someone like Kim Jong Un and about partisan rancor and obstructionism in Washington , D.C. Trump kicked off his third day of aggressive posturing toward the hermit kingdom on Friday , tweeting that US military solutions were "locked and loaded , shoul...

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  • Guam tell citizens what to do in event of nuclear attack
Guam tell citizens what to do in event of nuclear attack

Last week it backed the toughest United Nations sanctions yet against North Korea , which could cost Kim Jong-un's regime $1 billion. "Is the US going to go to war?" the reporter asked Mr. North Korea lashed back Saturday at the USA following Trump's latest warnings. It would mean the U.S. would stop its military exercises with South Kor...

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  • Indian, Chinese soldiers skirmish at Ladakh border, shows video
Indian, Chinese soldiers skirmish at Ladakh border, shows video

The video apparently shows Chinese and Indian soldiers pelting stones at each other on the shore of the Pang Gong Tso lake. In the video, Chinese troops, armed with rods and stones, can be seen provoking the Indian soldiers. "Such incidents do not contribute to peace and tranquillity at the border and are not in the interest of either side". Chun...

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  • Trump tweets fake Gen. Pershing story after Spain attack
Trump tweets fake Gen. Pershing story after Spain attack

One historian, Brian McAllister Linn, a professor at Texas A&M University, told Time magazine in February 2016 that he and a co-author of a Pershing biography found no evidence of the story. He also said that the United States will do whatever is necessary to help Spain . Britain's May: "My thoughts are with the victims of today's awful att...

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  • Trump Tweets Debunked Pershing Reference After Barcelona Attack
Trump Tweets Debunked Pershing Reference After Barcelona Attack

Pence delivered further comments later Thursday from Panama, saying the attack reminded the world about the threat that exists. "Radical Islamic terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary!" Trump argued in his initial response on Saturday that "many sides" were to blame for the tumult, which erupted amid a white supremacist prote...

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  • Damian McKenzie scores stunning maiden Test try as All Blacks demolish Wallabies
Damian McKenzie scores stunning maiden Test try as All Blacks demolish Wallabies

The All Blacks have a strong chance of breaking the biggest winning margin in a Bledisloe Cup test which is 43-6 in 1996. New Zealand piled on an incredible six tries in the first half, which was more than they scored in the entire series against the British and Irish Lions.

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  • Pelosi urges removal of all Confederate statues from Capitol
Pelosi urges removal of all Confederate statues from Capitol

US President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart". The nationwide debate over the removal of monuments to the Confederacy is coming to the U.S. Capitol. He also likened the removal o...

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  • Trump reassures Guam it is secure
Trump reassures Guam it is secure

The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a US attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for its leader, Kim Jong Un . Last week, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English criticized Trump's "fire and fury" comments as "not helpful in an environment that's very tense".

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  • No point setting up inquiry commission on Jayalalithaa's death: Deepa Jayakumar
No point setting up inquiry commission on Jayalalithaa's death: Deepa Jayakumar

Chennai: The Poes Garden residence of J Jayalalithaa has come under thick security cover after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced its conversion into a memorial. For lakhs of AIADMK cadres and public, it is not just another property but symbol of power and "living monument" since Jayalalithaa spent most part of her life - almost f...

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  • Boston gives permit for free speech rally, sets restrictions
Boston gives permit for free speech rally, sets restrictions

And in order to make sure it doesn't become a repeat of Charlottesville, the city has imposed some rules - no backpacks, no bats, no weapons. WBUR's Bruce Gellerman , reporting from the Common, tells Weekend Edition Saturday that the site of the Parkman Bandstand, the focus of the rally, is historic because of speakers such as then-candidate B...

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  • Statue at Duke Chapel Defaced
Statue at Duke Chapel Defaced

Another statue of Lee was at the center of a fatal protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week. In a letter to the campus community , President Price talked about the decision to remove the statue. Duke has been affiliated since its founding with the United Methodist Church. The university, located in Durham, N.C., said it removed the lime...

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  • Sunny skies, hot temps through the weekend
Sunny skies, hot temps through the weekend

Clouds would obviously obscure that view. The high Saturday is expected to be around 80 degrees. Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. So far Monday is looking nice for the eclipse with highs in the mid 80s with partly to mostly sunny conditions.

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  • Chhattisgarh: BJP leader arrested after cows die at government-aided shelter
Chhattisgarh: BJP leader arrested after cows die at government-aided shelter

Verma claims that he shouldn't be blamed for the deaths of the cows and tried to pass the buck to the state government claiming that funds for the cow shelter have not been released by them, according to an Indian Express report. But the BJP leader in his defence has raised finger at Raman Singh government, which was giving aide to the Shagun Gaus...

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  • Two state police troopers shot in Fairchance Friday evening
Two state police troopers shot in Fairchance Friday evening

Investigators say the suspect was stopped for an outstanding warrant. They then returned fire, killing Belsar. WPXI reports : One of the troopers was life-flighted from the scene to a hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, officials said.

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  • Trumps skipping Kennedy Center Honors to prevent 'political distraction'
Trumps skipping Kennedy Center Honors to prevent 'political distraction'

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part "to celebrate without political distraction", the White House says. A counter-protester was killed when a white nationalist ran a auto into a crowd, and the president cast blame on "both sides" in the events. Concerned about bei...

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  • Muzaffarnagar train derailment: NDRF mobilized for rescue ops
Muzaffarnagar train derailment: NDRF mobilized for rescue ops

Mr.Sinha says that an inquiry has been ordered into the accident to ascertain the cause. He said the District Magistrate of Muzaffarnagar will reach the train derailment site shortly. Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav too took to Twitter to share his empathy with the families of the victims. The Ministry also issued a helplin...

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  • Donald Trump axes infrastructure council amid Charlottesville backlash
Donald Trump axes infrastructure council amid Charlottesville backlash

Business leaders quit over Mr Trump's handling of violent clashes in Virginia involving white supremacists. The forum was only formally established in July, but NY property developers Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth had reportedly been earmarked to lead the panel since before Trump's inauguration.

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  • US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon
US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon

North Korea conducted two successful intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, close on the back of another five tests, stoking geopolitical tensions in Northeast Asia. Kicking the threats made into higher gear the situation more risky, Ambassador Moon said . According to Federica Mogherini, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs...

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  • Pentagon: US to take missiles down if North Korean fires
Pentagon: US to take missiles down if North Korean fires

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met their Japanese counterparts, Taro Kono and Itsunori Onodera, as part of an annual security review. However, North Korean state media said Wednesday the ICBM was capable of carrying a "large, heavy nuclear warhead". The statement additionally "called on the worldwi...

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