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Japan's economy expanded at annualised rate of 4% in Q2 2017

Japan's economy expanded at annualised rate of 4% in Q2 2017 Japan's economy grew for the sixth quarter in a row, continuing the longest period of growth in more than ten years, as strong domestic demand offset weakening exports. "The fact that the economy was able to grow this much without gains in exports shows our fundamentals are solid", said Mr Hiroshi Miyazaki, senior economist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. [Full Article...]

Mother, Three Children Hurt After Tree Falls In Central Park

Mother, Three Children Hurt After Tree Falls In Central Park The woman is listed in critical but stable condition. The witness also said the little boys and the baby were crying but appeared to be alright. It happened on the west side of the park near Columbus Circle. Her son Grant cracked his skull, but his two brothers were released from the hospital by Tuesday afternoon. "Nothing [is] more important to her than her kids". [Full Article...]

Doklam stand-off: U.S. 'encouraging' India, China to resolve issue through 'direct dialogue'

Doklam stand-off: U.S. 'encouraging' India, China to resolve issue through 'direct dialogue' The plateau is strategically significant as it gives China access to the so-called "chicken's neck" - a thin strip of land connecting India's northeastern states with the rest of the country. The Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) held a flag meet at Nathu La last week to sort things out, but in vain. The standoff has worsened the bilateral ties between both countries, with C... [Full Article...]

Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh

Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque region of Ladakh, on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. However India also did not participate in the similar ceremony on the Chinese side on August 1, the founding day of the PLA. The two sides have frequently accused each other of territorial intrusions, but clashes are rare. [Full Article...]

The 49 stadiums being considered across USA, Mexico, Canada

The 49 stadiums being considered across USA, Mexico, Canada Sport Minneapolis will work with U.S. Bank Stadium , the city of Minneapolis and other partners to create a comprehensive bid, as cities need to provide information about transportation, experience playing host to major events, accommodations, environmental protection initiatives, potential venues and more, according to Sport Minneapolis' release. [Full Article...]

Three men shot and killed at the Great Lakes Dragaway

Three men shot and killed at the Great Lakes Dragaway At least two of the three victims were from Aurora, Illinois, WDJT-TV writes. UPDATE (WKOW) - The hunt is on for the shooter who killed three people at a Wisconsin racetrack Sunday night. Beth said he could not give a motive for the shooting. "After he assassinated the three subjects he was seen running through the crowd and fleeing in a vehicle", Beth said. [Full Article...]

Why the Bitcoin price just rocketed past US$4000

Why the Bitcoin price just rocketed past US$4000 Now Goldman Sachs , one of the global giants in investments and finance, has joined the chorus in extolling the potential gains offered by Bitcoin and its brethren. A big upward move always needs a correction to make sure the market can stabilize. The life of a cryptocurrency miner is fast and furious, especially if that person is mining Bitcoin , the most popular digital currency in exi... [Full Article...]

Kenya Election: Opposition Vows To Overturn 'Sham' Election

Kenya Election: Opposition Vows To Overturn 'Sham' Election Even before the declaration, Odinga's National Super Alliance, NASA, coalition had rejected the outcome, saying the election commission's systems had been hacked and results were manipulated against Odinga without providing evidence for any of its accusations. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Nepal floods reaches 80, 35 Indians rescued

Death toll in Nepal floods reaches 80, 35 Indians rescued Due to heavy three-day rains in India , Nepal and Bangladesh started landslides, floods and fires. Electricity supply has been hit in most parts of eastern Nepal and telecom services are down in numerous affected districts. "We have more than 30 people confirmed dead". While rainfall is likely to continue in the next few days, as predicted by the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD). [Full Article...]

Top US military officer warns North Korea that US military ready

Darryn James said Dunford "stressed that North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons program threaten the entire global community". In the meetings with South Korean president Moon Jae-in and other top officials Monday, Dunford "conveyed America's readiness to use the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the USA homeland", said US military spokesman Capt. [Full Article...]

2 killed in helicopter crash in Albemarle County

2 killed in helicopter crash in Albemarle County Virginia State Police said Saturday that the helicopter crashed in a wooded area near a home. There were no injuries on the ground from the accident. The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time. He graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in August 2004 as a member of the 107th Basic Session. Lt. Cullen graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in May 1994 as... [Full Article...]

British government to outline aims in Brexit talks

British government to outline aims in Brexit talks They also underlined that Britain would operate outside the single market and customs union after Brexit. From this week, the Government is to start publishing a new series of detailed papers setting out its negotiating position on a range of key issues, amid criticism from Brussels of a lack of clarity about what it wants. [Full Article...]

CIA's Pompeo says no 'imminent' threat of nuclear war

CIA's Pompeo says no 'imminent' threat of nuclear war Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo and HR McMaster, Donald Trump's national security adviser, tried to provide assurances that a conflict is avoidable, while also supporting the president's tough talk. Pompeo said the rhetoric from Trump was geared at sending a message to North Korea and letting the isolated nation know that the United States policy of "strategic patience" had come... [Full Article...]

Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call

Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of worldwide concern about the situation. "We still hope and believe that common sense will prevail."The annual joint US-South Korean military exercise, called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, is expected to proceed as scheduled starting on August 21, said Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, ... [Full Article...]

Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon

Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon On ABC's This Week, Scaramucci expressed dismay over the hold that someone like chief strategist Steve Bannon , as well as Bannon's former home of Breitbart News, has over Trump. "If he doesn't do that, you'll see inertia". He added that it's not serving the President's interests to still have that wing around. Mr Scaramucci said the events should be called terrorism and that the Presiden... [Full Article...]

UP ministers take stock of Gorakhpur hospital tragedy

UP ministers take stock of Gorakhpur hospital tragedy Adityanath had said Saturday said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered and a committee has been formed to look into the Gorakhpur tragedy. He urged the Opposition parties to not politicise the tragic deaths. Yogi Adityanath had visited Gorakhpur , his Lok Sabha constituency, on August 9 as well, but his government said the principal and doctors of the Baba Raghav Das Medical College h... [Full Article...]

Trump White House to look into China's trade practices

Trump White House to look into China's trade practices Speaking to MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Col Wilkerson said that the country needed to get away from the grand rhetoric that President Trump had been using and criticised the President for his words, saying that this was not the way to conduct American foreign policy, and comparing the President's approach to that of North Korea's leader. [Full Article...]

2016 confirmed as hottest year on record

2016 confirmed as hottest year on record The third order draft, which the Times had falsely hyped as an exclusive of unpublished material, has been publicly available since January on the Internet Archive. The global average sea level was also the highest on record, 3.25 inches above 1993, when satellite records began, the report found. As economies expand, they emit more planet-warming carbon dioxide into the air. [Full Article...]

Raila dismisses presidential election results as 'pure fraud'

Raila dismisses presidential election results as 'pure fraud' Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga , has alleged that the electoral commission's servers had been hacked in order to sway early election results in favor of incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta , ensuring that the current president remains in charge of the country. [Full Article...]

Twitterati Slams Hamid Ansari For 'Sense Of Insecurity Among Indian Muslims' Remark

Twitterati Slams Hamid Ansari For 'Sense Of Insecurity Among Indian Muslims' Remark The prime minister said the various decisions that Ansari took as the chairman of the Rajya Sabha have something concrete to offer. He also stated considering the whole world, India is the most tolerant nation. Yesterday, in an interview with the Rajya Sabha TV , Ansari had said that there is a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity creeping in among the Muslims in the country. [Full Article...]


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