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World Media U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns - Mattis
Author: 0 U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns - Mattis

There have been calls in both the United States and South Korea to postpone or modify the drills in an attempt to ease hostility on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's threat to lob missiles toward the USA territory of Guam. "The situation on the Korean peninsula has plunged into a critical phase due to the reckless north-targeted war racket of the war maniacs". President Donald Trump has warned that North Korea will face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States.

World Media Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis suffers gunshot wound
Author: 0 Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis suffers gunshot wound

The 20-year old, according to the release, was uncooperative when he spoke to investigators at a local hospital but told them he was standing outside Bar 17 when he heard several gunshots and realized he had been hit in the right leg. It has not been made immediately apparent if the injury will affect his status for the team's season-opener against the No. 3-ranked Florida State Seminoles on September 2.

Author: 0 Alabama defensive lineman reportedly suffers minor gunshot injury

A Tuscaloosa Police Department spokesperson confirmed to AL.com that it was an Alabama player that was shot but wouldn't confirm that it was Davis. The sheriff's statement said the victim wasn't co-operative with investigators who spoke to him at a Tuscaloosa hospital.

World Media Rockport mayor: 1 confirmed dead after Harvey ravages town
Author: 0 Rockport mayor: 1 confirmed dead after Harvey ravages town

As many as 14 people suffered minor injuries, including slips and falls, scrapes and a broken leg, Aransas County Judge C.H. "Burt" Mills Jr. said. A single death has so far been confirmed in the town of Rockport. The tornadoes destroyed buildings and homes and are likely to continue throughout Sunday and Monday. Along Interstate 45 leaving Galveston, motorists had to stop under bridges to avoid driving in whiteout conditions.

World Media Flash flood emergency issued in Houston
Author: 0 Flash flood emergency issued in Houston

Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre in its advisory said Harvey was "barely moving" and that torrential rains would continue. "It all goes back to the state planning", Young said. What had been a small, waterfront building with a turquoise awning facing the town's shop-lined Austin Street was essentially nothing more than an intact roof sitting atop a pile of collapsed rubble.

World Media Blast kills 13 in Afghanistan's Helmand
Author: 0 Blast kills 13 in Afghanistan's Helmand

The Afghan security forces with the support of the foreign forces also conduct regular operations to suppress insurgency of the Taliban . Another 19 injured were also admitted, he added. Members of the security forces were among the casualties, as well as shoppers who were preparing for the Eid religious festival. In the first half of the year, 1,662 civilians were killed and more than 3,500 injured, according to the United Nations.

World Media China's Xi says willing to work on differences with S. Korea
Author: 0 China's Xi says willing to work on differences with S. Korea

Since normalizing ties on August 24, 1992, the two neighbors, previously Korean War enemies, have rapidly developed relations in diplomacy, economy, culture and citizen exchanges. In July, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors sold a combined 70,017 vehicles there, down from 111,021 units a year earlier, the companies' data showed. "On Tuesday the USA commander of the Pacific Command, the US strategic commander and the head of the US missile defense agency stated they would deploy USA assets such as ...

World Media Bossier couple stuck on cruise ship due to Harvey
Author: 0 Bossier couple stuck on cruise ship due to Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has many vacationers anxious about how the storm will impact their plans, especially people planning to take cruises out of Galveston. More than 20,000 cruise ship passengers are stuck at sea inthe ships, along with commercial ships including roll-on/roll-off carriers, two grain ships and a few bulk carriers, said interim port director Peter Simons Saturday.

World Media North Korea launches 3 short-range ballistic missiles into sea
Author: 0 North Korea launches 3 short-range ballistic missiles into sea

North Korea also successfully flight-tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July that analysts say could reach deep into the US mainland when perfected. A new poster on a North Korean propaganda website on Saturday showed a missile dealing "a retaliatory strike of justice" against the U.S. mainland, threatening to "wipe out the United States, the source of evil, without a trace".

World Media Superdome officials offer up venue for Houston LSU, BYU game
Author: 0 Superdome officials offer up venue for Houston LSU, BYU game

The game is now scheduled to be played in Houston's NRG Stadium as part of the Advocare Texas Kickoff , but the venue is now being used to stage emergency operations and offer relief to those affected by the storm. LSU lost a game a year ago, because of Hurricane Matthew. The National Hurricane Center says it's possible Harvey can dump 50 inches of rain in Texas.

World Media Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon
Author: 0 Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon

Thursday is our only chance in the next several days to get any organized rainfall, and it will come in the form of a few showers late in the day. Southeast wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Depending on conditions in the morning, the service reports thunderstorms could redevelop in east central Kansas this afternoon, producing wind speeds of upwards of 60 degrees, and possible hail around 1 inch in diameter.

World Media China bans new business with North Korea in line with sanctions
Author: 0 China bans new business with North Korea in line with sanctions

The use of the multiple rocket launcher has cause for concern too, as it shows an advance in capability and rather than just a missile test operation, more like training for war. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said US President Donald Trump was aware of the launches. "In regards to activity in North Korea tonight the President has been briefed and we are monitoring the situation", its press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

World Media Weather system could turn tropical off Carolinas coast
Author: 0 Weather system could turn tropical off Carolinas coast

This system has a high chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or even Tropical Storm Irma within the next 24 to 48 hours. The system is expected to strengthen and become a tropical storm Sunday night or Monday . Depending on how closely the low tracks to the Southeast coast early this week, areas as far north as the coastal Carolinas could see bands of heavy rain.

World Media Excessive Heat Warning as Southern California Temperatures Spike
Author: 0 Excessive Heat Warning as Southern California Temperatures Spike

High temps are moving into the area again leading the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory which remains in effect from Sunday afternoon through 8 p.m. The first triple digit temperatures are forecast for Tuesday when the high in some areas will exceed 100 degrees. Overnight lows probably won't cool too much, staying in the upper 50s to low 60s, according to the weather service.

Author: 0 Syria regime forces killed in IS counterattack

That advance has on occasion brought government forces and allies into conflict with the USA military and the groups it backs. IS militants have placed mines around the city. After heavy fighting, with 34 Syrian troops and 12 ISIS killed, ISIS retook Maadan and, in the process, also took control of a number of nearby villages, effectively controlling a 30 km region that the Syrian military had all but completely recovered.

World Media People gather at the Oval to rally against hate groups
Author: 0 People gather at the Oval to rally against hate groups

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that police with bomb-sniffing dogs checked the grounds of Civic Center Park early Sunday. The city of Berkeley announced last evening that it had denied a permit for the rally because of "inadequate and incomplete application submitted by the organizers".

World Media Smugglers' tunnel uncovered on US-Mexico border
Author: 0 Smugglers' tunnel uncovered on US-Mexico border

Which makes sense. Mexico says it doesn't have the money to fill in the tunnels it finds, so the country just seals the entrances , leaving the rest intact. In August 2016, they uncovered a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel running from the Mexican state of Sonora into Arizona. "While subterranean tunnels are not a new occurrence along the California-Mexico border, they are more commonly utilized by transnational criminal organizations to smuggle narcotics".

World Media Texas officer saves American flag in middle of Harvey
Author: 0 Texas officer saves American flag in middle of Harvey

As many people in Texas were taking cover with strong winds and heavy rain pouring in from Hurricane Harvey , one Texas Police Officer was making a rescue. Some 15 inches to 30 inches of rain are expected in the Houston area, South Texas and parts of Louisiana. Turner also urged people not to drive, as numerous streets and roadways in Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, were flooded Sunday.

World Media Mexico, Canada being 'very difficult' with NAFTA renegotiations
Author: 0 Mexico, Canada being 'very difficult' with NAFTA renegotiations

He's hoping the President will listen to his trade negotiators on NAFTA and follow through with a successful renegotiation. Trade groups are waiting for hard numbers to appear before commenting on the negotiations. "With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL". Trump also used Twitter on Sunday to press the need for his promised wall on the U.S.

World Media Trump Mideast Peace Team Tackles the Issues in Jerusalem and Ramallah
Author: 0 Trump Mideast Peace Team Tackles the Issues in Jerusalem and Ramallah

The American consulate in Jerusalem on Friday morning issued a statement suggesting Thursday evening's meeting in Ramallah between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the United States delegation led by President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner "was fruitful and focused on how to start substantive talks for the Israeli-Palestinian peace".

World Media Centre urged to enact law against triple talaq
Author: 0 Centre urged to enact law against triple talaq

On the contrary, the end of triple talaq may energise attempts to enlarge the scope of gender justice through either legislation or judicial pronouncements. Now, even if the court has said that Talaq-e-biddat is unconstitutional , if the local qazis and Darul Qaza refuse to recognise the SC's verdict, what will a woman do? It has interpreted the judgment as "vindication" of its stand that personal laws needed to be protected even as it disagreed with court's ruling to declare instant ...

World Media Secretary of State says Trump doesn't speak for American values
Author: 0 Secretary of State says Trump doesn't speak for American values

Military authorities said they didn't pose a threat to North America or Guam. As president, Trump is a part of the American government, but Tillerson's comments show the lengths that even his own Sec. Trump's response was celebrated in white nationalist circles, but drew criticism from across the mainstream political spectrum and - with the intervention of a United Nations anti-racism committee - from around the world.

World Media North Korea fires missile into sea
Author: 0 North Korea fires missile into sea

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast early on Saturday from its eastern Kangwon province, South Korea's military said . Pacific territory of Guam with four missiles. "They could be ballistic missiles but they could be rockets". Neither Japan nor South Korea confirmed the United States military's description of the weapons fired by North Korea as "ballistic missiles".

World Media North Korea 'FIRES missile' after threatening United States with war
Author: 0 North Korea 'FIRES missile' after threatening United States with war

The Pacific Command previously said that two of the North Korean missiles had "failed in flight". The second missile "appears to have blown up nearly immediately", the command said. Japanese authorities had determined they were ballistic missiles, Japan's NHK broadcaster and Kyodo News reported. Tensions between Pyongyang and Washington escalated this month, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to fire missiles into waters near Guam and Trump threatened to rain " fire and fury " ...

World Media Venezuelan army, civil militias hold exercises after Trump threat
Author: 0 Venezuelan army, civil militias hold exercises after Trump threat

Cuba on Saturday rejected new economic and financial sanctions imposed on Venezuela by US President Donald Trump, as tensions between Caracas and Washington continue to grow. Communication Minister Ernesto Villegas called on Venezuelans to be "understanding" in the face of the sanctions , which he said amount to a "declaration of economic war".

World Media Trump's strategy may drive Pakistan closer to Russian Federation and China
Author: 0 Trump's strategy may drive Pakistan closer to Russian Federation and China

Two officials familiar with Pakistan's foreign policy plans said the Pakistani government would have "no option" but to further enhance its cooperation with both China and Russian Federation. For months, senior USA officials in the Trump administration have criticized Islamabad for allegedly providing safe havens to militants and not taking sufficient action against the Haqqani Network group.

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