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You Won't Hear London's Iconic Big Ben Toll for Four Years

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They insisted the move was necessary to protect the hearing of builders working on a £29 million renovation of Elizabeth Tower , where Big Ben is housed. Big Ben chimed throughout the London Blitz, but its clock face was not illuminated to avoid helping German pilots navigate their way over the city. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif wants Supreme Court to review its decision; files three appeals

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On July 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had disqualified Nawaz Sharif for not disclosing his employment with FZE Capital, in a landmark decision in the Panamagate case. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is planning to reach out to the party workers and office-bearers as a part of his mass contact drive in the provinces other than Punjab. Read More »

China agrees to abide by the United Nations sanctions on North Korea

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Fang Fenghui of the Chinese army, chief of China's joint staff, signed the joint strategic dialogue mechanism at the Ba Yi, the People's Liberation Army headquarters. The joint announcement on Monday said Beijing issued the ban to fulfil United Nations Security Council Resolution 2371, which targets Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. Read More »

Narendra Modi I-Day speech: Here's all what the PM spoke about

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The Prime Minister said India is fighting the menace of terrorism jointly with the global community. He said "Our fight against black money and corruption will continue". "But this time, when farmers produced record quantity if pulses, 16 lakh tonnes of it was bought by the government to encourage farmers to produce more", he said. Read More »

ACLU Warns Trump: Pardoning Arpaio Would Be 'Presidential Endorsement of Racism'

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Twitter user Mike Holden was replying to a Fox News article on the potential pardon of Joe Arpaio . 'He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration, ' Trump continued. Regardless of the fact that, yes, a judge did in fact declare him 100% guilty, Arpaio also tempered his enthusiasm. The crowd responded with chants of "Build the wall". Read More »

Obama's tweet post-Charlottesville among most 'liked' ever

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In his tweet, Obama was quoting former South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom . Obama appears twice on the list of the five most-liked tweets of all time, with the list rounded out by Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres . Read More »

North Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yet, says South Korea

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Dunford, who is also visiting Japan and China during his trip, earlier told reporters traveling with him that he is aiming to " sense what the temperature is in the region ". "I urge the North Korean authorities". The Washington Post reported last week that North Korea had developed the ability to make a miniature nuclear warhead that it could fit inside its missiles. Read More »

Sticking It To The Man: 'No Fascist USA' Protesters Trash Confederate Monument

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Durham Sheriff Mike Andrews said that he was relieved nobody was hurt when the protesters wrapped a yellow strap around the Confederate Soldiers monument and pulled it off its pedestal. When thousands of anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed with the white nationalists in Charlottesville, the scene of the demonstration became one of acute violence. Read More »

North Korea delays Guam strike plan amid global calls for peace

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The latest missile tests led to a sharp rise in tensions. "It demands a concerted effort by the United States, but with our allies and with all responsible nations". He added that there is no change in Guam's threat assessment, and that the island is operating as usual. Guam's governor says Donald Trump's tough words are just what the doctor ordered as North Korea increases its threats to his tiny USA territory. Read More »

Lincoln Memorial defaced with red spray paint

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Before 2013, the Park Service said that the memorial had never been vandalized since it opened in 1922. In fact, it's not the first time the Lincoln Memorial has been defaced this year. The process is repeated until "all evidence of the graffiti is gone". Any words were indecipherable. The graffiti read: "Jackie shot JFK", "blood test is a lie, leukemia, cancer HIV get a second option", and "9/11/01... Read More »

North East area flooded due to heavy rain, 4 death reported Assam

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Army personals have been deployed in Kokrajhar and Nagaon districts. "All possible support is being provided to Assam for overcoming the flood situation prevailing in parts of the state." the Prime Minister said. They also directed DCs to keep vigil on relief and rescue works upto the grass-root level by smoothly co-ordinating in all sphere. According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department, almost two million people have been affected by the floods, including thousands who have ... Read More »

Marco Rubio target of possible Venezuelan assassination plot

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Rubio has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami after the threat, said to have been issued by Diosdado Cabello , Venezuela's former military chief and lawmaker from the ruling socialist party, the Miami Herald reported on August 13, citing US intelligence officials. Read More »

Barskdale Air Force Base reacts to possible North Korean missile threat

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If North Korea launches missiles on Guam , it would take only about 14 minutes for the rockets to reach the United States territory, the island's Homeland Security spokeswoman announced. An attack on Guam would be met with a "strong and resolute retaliation" from South Korea's military, a South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman told reporters. Read More »

No bail for Charlottesville auto attack suspect James Fields

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Fields is accused of driving into the counterprotesters. "But I have seen that auto". As they waved Confederate flags and screamed racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs, the protesters - nearly all white and male - were met with fierce resistance from activists who had come to stop them. Read More »

Police find no trace of missing woman on sunken sub

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Madsen has been charged with "uagtsomt manddrab" - negligent manslaughter - in connection with the death of a Swedish journalist who joined him onboard at 19:30 on Thursday evening. The submarine, UC3 Nautilus , is one of three constructed by Mr Madsen. The ballast tank is a compartment that holds water to provide stability. "But I guess that was pretty good because I otherwise still would have been down there". Read More »

No imminent threat of war with North Korea

In response to American officials stating that nuclear war with North Korea would never happen, Pyongyang said on Monday that any war would "only be turned into a nuclear war". "But we're taking all possible actions short of military action to resolve", he said. Trump has urged China to apply more pressure on North Korea. Read More »

China suspends North Korean iron, seafood imports

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There would be no change in China's policy towards the Korean peninsula because of the new appointment, she added. China has repeatedly called for negotiations and scorned military action. The announcement follows an escalating exchange of angry words between Kim's government and the Trump administration in Washington. Zhang Liangui, an worldwide relations professor at the Central Party School, said the latest ban would slash Pyongyang's foreign trade revenue but there was still a big ... Read More »

U-turn on North Korea; US opts for diplomacy

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Earlier this week, Gen. Kim Rak-Gyom, who heads North Korea's rocket command, said in a statement carried by state media that Pyongyang was "about to take" military action near the US territory of Guam. Tillerson and Mattis named China as one of the "many nations" that supported the diplomatic push by the US. But the two USA secretaries also described the regime in Pyongyang as "hostile". Read More »

Keep US Military Out of Venezuela

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Arreaza accused Trump of "warmongering" and said Trump's comments represented "the United States' systematic aggression against Venezuela". The menace, however, also gave Maduro's regime an unexpected opportunity to substantiate its daily refrain that it is a victim of a Washington plot to grab control of its oil reserves, the biggest in the world. Read More »

Kenosha County sheriff provides update on Great Lakes Dragaway investigation

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During a Monday afternoon news conference, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth identified the victims as David L. Watson, 30, Khalid R. Howard, 30, and Derek K. He also did not know what weapon was used in the crime. Larry's Fun Fest featured "smaller, souped-up "Fast and Furious" type vehicles". "I'm thinking this was a mass exodus though I can't say for sure. Read More »

Downed Charlottesville Helicopter Kills Two, Cause Unknown

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Heyer, Lieutenant Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Bates. Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, died in Saturday's helicopter crash near Charlottesville. Trooper-Pilot Bates is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Jay has flown us across the Commonwealth for more than three and a half years. "These heroes were part of our family and we are simply heartbroken", they said in a joint statement. Read More »

Tropical depression forms east of Bahamas

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Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center have their eyes on two disturbances in the Atlantic, one of which is situated just off the east coast of Florida. Forecasters are also watching a tropical wave that has moved off the west coast of Africa. Previously dubbed Invest 99L, this system has become a little better defined and the shower and thunderstorm activity has increased, allowing the upgrade to Tropical Depression Eight. Read More »

Drunk American punched for making 'Nazi salute' in German bar

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Police report that his "assailant" fled the scene, and is being sought on charges, but I do hope they don't look too hard. It was revealed that he was also being investigated by authorities for the use of insignia of unconstitutional organizations, which includes Nazi symbols. Read More »

Philippines rejects advice on South China Sea row

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Sokhonn attempted to equate the drafting of joint statements to making soup, where he said each country would like to add their own "ingredients" but that in the end the soup had to be palatable to all ASEAN member states. as a threat to freedom of navigation. The South China Morning Post has followed up with story citing two reasons why Vietnam is especially sensitive to China's claims to territory in the South China Sea - it has both land and sea borders with China, and as a ... Read More »

Britain sets out details of relationship with European Union after Brexit

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The chancellor clarified the government's position in a statement jointly written with Liam Fox , the global trade secretary, saying that the United Kingdom would be "outside the customs union" during the post-Brexit transition phase and that at that point it would be "a "third country", not party to the EU treaties". Read More »

Stroud 1 stroke off lead at PGA Championship

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Winless this year and having battled back and rib injuries, McIlroy suggested his 2017 could be over, but the Northern Irishman is unsure what his immediate future holds. McIlroy said the pain wasn't as bad as it was early in the year at the Players, when he said it really flared up on him. He birdied the fourth to turn in one under par , then converted from eight feet for birdie at the 10th, made a 20 footer at the 11th, saved par from 14 feet at the 12th, knocked in a seven footer for ... Read More »