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BRICS summit to begin in Xiamen as China and India feud

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will leave to China to attend Brazil, Russia, India , China and South Africa (BRICS) summit. The BRICS meeting comes after India and China have resolved the Doklam standoff. "Vnesheconombank, Export-Import Bank of India, China Development Bank and Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) have signed an agreement to establish credit lines in the national currencies, as well as a memorandum of cooperation on credit ratings", Russian news agency ... Read More »

North Korea Is Closing In On A Sixth Nuclear Test

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South Korea's spy agency recently told lawmakers that the North remains ready to conduct its sixth nuclear test any time. North Korea leader Kim Jon Un speaks with scientists in a handout picture reporting to show the development of an atomic bomb. Read More »

Hundreds of Homes Evacuated as La Tuna Fire Scorches 5000 Acres

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A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city's history, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people and the closure of a major highway. CHP reopened all lanes of the northbound 5 freeway at 7 a.m. Around 10 hours later, the LAFD said strong gusting winds meant the fire was erratic and unpredictable, leaving officials " unable to give a firm prediction on all areas potentially at risk ". Read More »

Trump, SKorea's Moon Agree to Boost Seoul's Missile Capabilities

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The report follows an agreement made on Friday between South Korea and the U.S. to strengthen Seoul's defenses and Washington gave a nod to billions in arms sales to the country, the White House said, days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan and threatened further launches. Read More »

Tal Afar town 'fully liberated' from Daesh, Iraqi PM al-Abadi says

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Hundreds of additional troops were sent into al-'Ayadiya on Wednesday, as Iraqi forces came under increasing pressure to clear ISIS fighters from their final position in the group's former stronghold. USA advisers have said that the Iraqis' performance has gotten much better in their three years of battling the militants, especially after the fall of Mosul and the rapid liberation of Tal Afar. Read More »

'Killer whale' waiting to gobble more in madurai

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This committee, comprising of representatives from the City Police, education, health social welfare and child protection departments, also roped in several NGOs to raise awareness in the district and take preventive measures against the "infamous" game , official sources said. Read More »

Mueller obtained draft of letter Trump wrote explaining Comey firing

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The letter "could now become key evidence for Mueller as he examines whether the Comey firing was part of an effort to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation". USA authorities seize former NY congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop and mobile devices as part of a probe into allegations he sent sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old. Read More »

56% Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'

Trump has frequently lambasted the press as "fake news" and dismissed journalists as " truly bad people " after being criticized for failing to condemn white supremacists at the violent rally inCharlottesville, Virginia, this month. Trump of plotting relief mainly for the wealthy. Gutless politicians are more concerned about their political future than joining their president in getting the will of the people done. Read More »

Rain chances increase this Labor Day weekend

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Monday , though, is looking good with lots of sun and a high in the lower 80s. Monday (Labor Day): Mainly sunny and warm. Friday|Mostly sunny. Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 87. Only a tiny, tiny chance of a quick shower, with pleasant temperatures and lower humidity. There will be a north wind between 13-16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 miles per hour. Read More »

Judge to make decision in Beta Theta Pi case

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New developments: A judge has dismissed numerous most serious charges against 16 Penn State Fraternity Brothers. The fraternity members and the fraternity itself face charges that range from aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter to hazing and alcohol violations. Read More »

Exxon Reports Rate-Cuts, Emissions at Beaumont, Texas Refinery

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While this disclosure does not necessarily mean that Exxon was the culprit or the lone culprit of the noxious odors that pervaded Manchester and other nearby neighborhoods during Harvey, it certainly helps explain why so many people reported catching whiffs of a metallic odor reminiscent of natural gas. Read More »

US Pressure on North Korea Is 'Futile': Putin

Putin warned the situation on the Korean Peninsula was on the brink of a large-scale conflict in a statement published on September 1, 2017. The Russian president said that focusing exclusively on pressuring North Korea to give up its missile program is "misguided and futile". Read More »

US hands out first contracts for Trump's border wall prototypes

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The concrete wall must be 30 feet tall, hard to scale and visually appealing from the USA side. LLC from Montgomery, Ala.; Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., dba Fisher Industries in. All told, the process to evaluate the prototypes will take roughly three months once CBP gives companies notice to proceed. This process is not a competition for a victor to build the wall along the border, but rather a way for CBP to evaluate what the agency needs and what kinds of innovation industry can offer, ... Read More »

Several Union Ministers Sacked Ahead of Reshuffle?

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Since assuming office as PM on May 26, 2014, Modi has already reshuffled his council of ministers twice, the last one having come in 2016 when he inducted 19 new faces and elevated Prakash Javdekar as the cabinet minister. Radha Mohan Singh has faced tremendous flak over the death of protesting farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur, where the BJP lost a by-election to the Congress recently. Read More »

Violence spurs Rohingya exodus, toll surges to 400

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In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed deep concern about reported violence since 25 August attacks on police posts. "Further, India is also a signatory to the Protection of All Persons Against Enforced Disappearances, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment", the plea said, adding that all these worldwide treaties and conventions lay down the Principle of Non-Refoulement. Read More »

Will Congress Buy The President's Tax Plan?

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Trump outlined several principles for tax reform , particularly cleaning the code of tax breaks and offering tax relief to middle-class families. "I am fully committed to working with Congress to get this job done - and I don't want to be disappointed by Congress , do you understand?" But, the nonrich would enjoy some income tax reduction - the bottom 60 percent of workers pay $400 less under the plan and will see the contours of their tax filing change. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen extends Broadway run after tickets sell out

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Good news for Bruce Springsteen fans who were locked out of purchasing tickets Wednesday morning for his upcoming run of shows on Broadway . The program forces fans to register to even have an opportunity to purchase tickets and are limited to two tickets per purchase. Read More »

Weather officials unsure if Harvey will reach Central Illinois

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If this number is reached, it would set a statewide record, and would also be the heaviest rain to result from a landfalling tropical storm or hurricane on record in US history. Over the past three days, almost 4,000 flights have been canceled nationwide, many due to Harvey. NWS broke the news on Twitter Tuesday morning. Dozens of news reports have noted the fact that Hurricane Harvey has dropped an unprecedented amount of precipitation on Texas since making landfall on Friday . Read More »

Russia Calls for Negotiated Solution to Persian Gulf Crisis

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Iran takes all necessary steps to assist Qatar in handling global pressure, which Tehran perceives as "unfair" and conflict-inducing, the Iranian president said Thursday in a phone conversation with Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. President Donald Trump is urging the countries embroiled in a regional dispute with Qatar to find a diplomatic resolution . The White House said Trump discussed the issue on Wednesday in a telephone conversation with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. Read More »

Trump Promises $1 Million Of Personal Funds To Aid Harvey Victims

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People affected by the destructive Hurricane Harvey can apply for federal assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced. In addition to black pumps, FLOTUS wore an olive green bomber jacket, aviator sunglasses and a black blouse and slacks as she boarded the plane. Read More »

French Labor Union CFDT Disappointed With Government's Labor Law Plan

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France is a party to the Normandy format talks on resolving the conflict in the Donbas. However, both the CFDT and FO leaders said they would not recommend members to join street protests. The labour reforms comes as the 39-year-old president suffers a steep drop in popularity ratings. Enterprises are backing Mr Macron in the hope that he will make the French economy more competitive. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on 3-day visit to Japan

The U.K. can not officially negotiate bilateral trade deals until the country departs the bloc in 2019. She was backed by Boris Johnson, viewed as a potential candidate in any future Tory leadership contest, who said the PM had his "undivided" support. Read More »

What Is Eid ul-Adha All About?

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Eid al-Adha is called Id-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakr-Id in the Indian subcontinent, because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat or "bakri" in Urdu. In separate messages to Muslim leaders on Thursday, President Rouhani expressed hope that Muslims would enjoy the spiritual and social benefits of Eid al-Adha, and reinforce their efforts for restoring peace and security to Islamic countries. Read More »

Trump assures Americans of jobs in tax reform speech

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The US President has named Ireland as one of America's worldwide competitors, as he outlined plans for tax reforms . Trump said he plans to work with congress on a plan to reform the United States tax code to make it "pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker and pro-American". Read More »