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USA detects 'highly unusual' N.Korean submarine activity

USA detects 'highly unusual' N.Korean submarine activity These types of submarine tests are usually done to examine a missile's ability to "cold launch" out of an ejection shoot by high-pressured steam. The THAAD element provides a globally-transportable, rapidly-deployable capability to intercept ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final, or terminal, phase of flight. [Full Article...]

Venezuela opposition leaders taken from their homes during night

Venezuela opposition leaders taken from their homes during night The Venezuelan supreme court said in a statement Tuesday that Lopez and Ledezma were picked up because they violated the terms of their house arrest and intelligence sources said they were planning to escape. A wave of anti-government protests has left more than 120 people dead over four months, and Venezuela's 30 million citizens are suffering shortages of basic goods and medicines as the c... [Full Article...]

BLU phones banned on Amazon over spyware concerns

BLU phones banned on Amazon over spyware concerns The software is said to send text messages and other private information to a server in China, though according to Blu, it had no idea this was going on. BLU, however, says these claims are "inaccurate and false reports", explaining that the company has already "reached out to several reporters to correct their articles and issue apologies, which BLU has started receiving". [Full Article...]

British Gas to raise electricity prices by 12.5% in September

British Gas to raise electricity prices by 12.5% in September You should be celebrating this morning, you and the big six. Policy costs add around 13 per cent to the cost of the average dual fuel bill, paying for the rollout of renewables such as solar and wind, providing a discount for pensioners and funding insulation measures. [Full Article...]

Almost 500 People On Trial In Turkey Over Failed Coup

Almost 500 People On Trial In Turkey Over Failed Coup A trial about seizing the Akinci air base during a military coup attempt was launched in Turkey Aug. 1. Gulen, who is based in a secluded compound in the USA state of Pennsylvania, strongly denies the charges. About 300 people - including some families of those killed or wounded during the coup attempt and ruling party supporters - staged a protest Tuesday at the site. [Full Article...]

N. Korea Will be Handled

N. Korea Will be Handled He said his country's objective was to achieve nuclear denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and negotiations. "I felt pretty strongly that [China] had a tremendous power over North Korea ". But the Xinhua editorial broke with Beijing's usual public reticence when Mr. Trump has taken China to task over trade imbalances, territorial disputes in the South China Sea, ... [Full Article...]

National Night Out Tuesday

National Night Out Tuesday They are coming out more, they are learning. More information about Suffolk National Night Out can be found at this link . If you want to include specific info for your event, add it in the comments! Fort Meade 5 p.m.to 9 p.m. To have police attend an event, contact the respective patrol division. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be hosting about a dozen events across the ... [Full Article...]

White House Drug Commission Implores Trump To Declare A State Of Emergency

White House Drug Commission Implores Trump To Declare A State Of Emergency Notably absent from the report are a number of tough-on-crime measures that the President and his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, have repeatedly help up as solutions to the opioid crisis , including building a wall on the Mexican border, expanding the use of mandatory minimum sentencing for drug crimes, and seizing more cash and property from individuals suspected of drug crimes. [Full Article...]

Opposition protests NOTA option for Rajya Sabha elections

Opposition protests NOTA option for Rajya Sabha elections The Commission has also asked the State government to ensure proper security to all the MLAs and their family members. In a press conference, the 44 MLAs presented a united stand and said BJP had tried to buy off 22 MLAs and had even offered to pay Rs 15 crore to each of them, but they have not succumbed. [Full Article...]

US, China in heated tug of war over North Korea

US, China in heated tug of war over North Korea He said " Japan has put in some ideas", the USA and China "are seriously looking into this, (and) I hope that we can get it done in days". The U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed that the U.S. will handle the North Korean issue. In a letter to Trump, Schumer urged the president to use his authority through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States , or CFIUS, to exert econ... [Full Article...]

Cross-Platform Play Available With Latest Minecraft Limited Beta

Cross-Platform Play Available With Latest Minecraft Limited Beta This first release of the Minecraft Better Together beta is not feature complete: the Servers aren't yet in Beta, for starters, but on the flipside the Marketplace is available. Players will notice the very long awaited and much in demand stained glass, fireworks, PARROTS THAT DANCE, customizable banners, armor stands, jukebox and music discs, recipe book and ravines. [Full Article...]

Woman's body found buried in sand in Ocean City, Md

Woman's body found buried in sand in Ocean City, Md The body was identified as that of Ashley O'Connor, 30, of Plano, TX. Around 6:30 a.m., citizens reported seeing the body to city employees, who then alerted Ocean City dispatchers. I mean, just seeing all these people, just kind of moving around and vacationing when there's someone that's deceased right behind us. Waters said that she expected the beach to be roped off for at least eight hour... [Full Article...]

Moving on Up - Spotify Passes 60 Million Subscribers

Moving on Up - Spotify Passes 60 Million Subscribers Compared to its biggest competition, that's double Apples Music's 27 million subscribers . The news follows a report earlier in the year that indie labels could soon hide their new releases behind a paywall . With Spotify readying itself for a public listing - a process that will see the company go public without entertaining an IPO - the platform is allegedly moving into Apple's ballpark ... [Full Article...]

Students reveal alarming sexual assault and harassment cases

Students reveal alarming sexual assault and harassment cases A student protests at the Australian National University in Canberra on Tuesday. Seven per cent of students overall experienced a sexual assault while 1.6 per cent of these took place at a uni itself in 2015 or 2016. Australian universities, which have more than one million pupils enrolled, are hugely popular with global students, particularly from China and India. [Full Article...]

Study Shows We Have A 5% Chance of Dodging Global Warming

Study Shows We Have A 5% Chance of Dodging Global Warming The new paper focuses instead on three quantities that underpin the scenarios for future emissions: total world population, gross domestic product per person and the amount of carbon emitted for each dollar of economic activity, known as carbon intensity. [Full Article...]

Bird with West Nile virus found in Shawano County

Bird with West Nile virus found in Shawano County This is the second time mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus in the area this summer. Sheri Bowen is the Agency Administrator for Mills County Public Health. The man discovered he had a mild form of West Nile after he donated blood in California, where the blood center screened his blood and told him he had the virus. [Full Article...]

J&K: Top LeT commander Abu Dujana killed in encounter

J&K: Top LeT commander Abu Dujana killed in encounter Acting on a tipoff, police launched a search in the village of Hadripora in the early hours and killed the two in a fierce encounter , Pandita said. As the joint team was zeroing in on the target house, the militants opened fire which was retaliated, triggering off a gunfight, the official said. [Full Article...]

Sofia is Candidate to Host the European Medicines Agency

Sofia is Candidate to Host the European Medicines Agency The Council added it had received proposals from 19 cities seeking to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA ) and eight candidate cities for the European Banking Authority (EBA). Frankfurt - location of the European Central Bank and a major financial centre - is seen as favourite location for the EBA , but Paris is also keen to win that contest. [Full Article...]

Trump honors South Haven vet with Medal of Honor

Trump honors South Haven vet with Medal of Honor Raised in Bangor, McCloughan was drafted for the Vietnam War, Trump said. Over the next 24 hours without food, water or rest, McCloughan fired at enemy soldiers, suffered a bullet wound to his arm, and continued to race into gunfire to save more and more lives, the president said. [Full Article...]

Attack on Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city kills more than 20

Reuters also reported grenades were thrown during the attack, citing local police. Officials said one attacker was a suicide bomber, and a second had been armed with a rifle. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. Regional police chief Mohammad Ayub said two attackers were involved in the incident. IS have been targeting Shiite minority crowds and mosques in Afghanistan... [Full Article...]


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