• Pentagon pushes Trump's military parade to 2019
Pentagon pushes Trump's military parade to 2019

The parade had been planned for Veterans Day but Pentagon spokesperson Col. Rob Manning said Thursday, without explanation, that organizers would "explore opportunities in 2019". However, the official insisted that analysis of the 70-ton Abrams tank found that it would not damage the streets. The parade was planned to go along Pennsylvania Avenu...

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  • USA general pushing Saudis to investigate deadly Yemen strike: Pentagon
USA general pushing Saudis to investigate deadly Yemen strike: Pentagon

An explosion in Yemen's southern city of Aden targeted the convoy of a Saudi-backed Yemeni official, witnesses said on Tuesday. The United Nations Security Council has called for a "credible and transparent" investigation into the airstrike.

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  • Afghan confidence in government undermined by fresh attacks
Afghan confidence in government undermined by fresh attacks

Separately on Thursday, Islamic State also claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul that tore through an educational center on Wednesday where teenagers had been studying for a university entrance examination. "It took Afghan forces - assisted by US advisors - five days to repel the insurgents", NPR's Diaa Hadid reports. The UN...

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  • Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee - architect of nuclear India - dies age 93
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee - architect of nuclear India - dies age 93

Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday (Aug 16), sparking tributes from across the political spectrum as current leader Narendra Modi mourned the "irreplaceable loss" of the respected statesman. "An iconic leader on the world stage, Vajpayee led India with great wisdom, foresight and love for the country", said...

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  • U.S. ex-spymaster says Trump colluded with Russian Federation
U.S. ex-spymaster says Trump colluded with Russian Federation

He also wrote: "Mr Trump's claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash". A spokesperson for Burr did not respond to a follow-up question about whether Brennan said or did anything before his clearance was revoked that led Burr to believe it should be revoked.

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  • Boy died 'during exorcism' at New Mexico compound
Boy died 'during exorcism' at New Mexico compound

Democratic Judge Sarah Backus set a $20,000 bond for each defendant and ordered them to wear ankle monitors when released. The five suspects, who had established a communal living arrangement with their children in the high-desert compound , have been in custody since authorities raided their ramshackle homestead north of Taos 10 days ago.

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  • Bodies of Colorado family found on oil property
Bodies of Colorado family found on oil property

Christopher Watts was arrested on Wednesday night and is being held in the Weld County Jail on three charges of first-degree murder and three charges of tampering with physical evidence in the deaths. She has seen Chris Watts pull his daughters along the sidewalk in a wagon while walking their dachshund, but said the family has always been quiet...

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  • Korea assassination trial can proceed
Korea assassination trial can proceed

After months of hearings, a judge ruled on Thursday (Aug 16) there is enough evidence for the trial to proceed, dashing hopes of an acquittal. They are believed to be back in North Korea. Pyongyang hasn't cooperated with the investigation and has ignored Interpol notices to detain the four accused suspects. The women are accused of killing Kim Jo...

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  • Trump signs defense bill named for John McCain
Trump signs defense bill named for John McCain

Donald Trump has snubbed Senator John McCain , who has brain cancer and is seriously ill, by failing to mention the Republican war veteran at the signing of a defence spending bill named in his honour. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan noted that the legislation calls for a 2.6-percent pay raise for troops in 2019, the biggest in nine years. On the ...

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  • Netanyahu blasts Corbyn for honoring Munich massacre terrorists
Netanyahu blasts Corbyn for honoring Munich massacre terrorists

Corbyn however told reporters on Monday: "I was present when (a wreath) was laid, I don't think I was involved in it", adding that the visit was a peace-seeking exercise. Labour has said Mr Corbyn had already made clear he was paying his respects to the victims of a 1985 Israeli airstrike on Palestinian Liberation Organisation offices in Tunis.

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  • Donald Trump Signs McCain Defense Measure
Donald Trump Signs McCain Defense Measure

A raft of Russian Federation measures in the NDAA clears the way for the military to pursue a new low-yield nuclear warhead, hikes authorized funding for the US military presence in eastern Europe, and provides new waivers the Pentagon says could wean allies from dependence on Moscow.

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  • Prosecution rests case in Paul Manafort trial
Prosecution rests case in Paul Manafort trial

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in this booking photo in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., July 12, 2018. The defense has rested their case. It's possible the defense believes it has created enough doubt in the jurors' minds through their questioning of prosecution witnesses over the last 10 days, and that it might have a leg up ...

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  • Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan
Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan

Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics", Brennan tweeted . "I will not relent". Paul assailed Brennan in a Fox News interview as "completely unhinged" and a "Trump hater" and in a series of tweets on July 23, said he planned to meet with Trump at the White House and tell him that " John Brennan and other partisans should have...

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  • Trump Makes Good On Threat To Revoke Brennan’s Clearance
Trump Makes Good On Threat To Revoke Brennan’s Clearance

Just a day before, Mr. Brennan strongly criticised Mr. Trump for using derogatory words against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Comey had also announced in July 2016 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would not recommend charges against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her email practices as Obama's secr...

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  • ‘Misery and devastation’: Indian flood kills 67 in tourist hotspot
‘Misery and devastation’: Indian flood kills 67 in tourist hotspot

The flood situation worsened in Kerala on Thursday with the public transport system virtually collapsing in many parts of central Kerala after the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro suspended their operations due to floods. Earlier, Kerala Chief Minster Pinarayi Vijayan called an urgent meeting at the Secretariat. On August 9, the airport shut...

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  • Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy’
Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy’

The Boston Globe had called last week for publications nationwide to publish editorials this Thursday that push back against Trump's repeated attacks on the media . "The Boston Globe , which was sold to the the Failing New York Times for 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS (plus 800 million dollars in losses & investment), or 2.1 BILLION DOLLARS, was then...

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  • Taliban kills 17 Afghan soldiers after overrunning base
Taliban kills 17 Afghan soldiers after overrunning base

The bomber targeted a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha where a group of young men and women, all high school graduates, were studying for university entrance exams. The United Nations warned that days of fighting in Ghazni may have caused an "immense" casualty toll among government forces, militants and civilians.

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  • Air Quality Advisory Issued as Wildfire Smoke Blankets Region
Air Quality Advisory Issued as Wildfire Smoke Blankets Region

Metro Vancouver has issued an air quality advisory because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter stemming from wildfire smoke from various fires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest. Opening windows in your home may simply let in more polluted air. "If you can be indoors where you get some filtered air, that's what you want to do"...

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  • Entire parliament condemns Fraser Anning's controversial maiden speech
Entire parliament condemns Fraser Anning's controversial maiden speech

An Australian's senator's use of the term " final solution " has gone over about as well as you'd expect, which is to say, very poorly. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rejected Senator Anning's repeated references to Islamic terrorism as a reason to end Muslim migration.

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  • India to launch first manned space mission by 2022, says Narendra Modi
India to launch first manned space mission by 2022, says Narendra Modi

In his last Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort ahead of the next Lok Sabha election, he said the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan (Ayushman Bharat) will be launched on September 25 on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

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