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Tillerson in Thailand to press junta on North Korea ties

The foreign minister said the statement was not meant merely to pressure North Korea but to address the issue constructively. His visit follows his attendance at a regional forum in Manila at the weekend. Analysts see the trip as a signal of improved US-Thailand relations under US President Donald Trump's administration, following a previous downgrade of diplomatic and military relations in protes... [Full Article...]

Mom's exuberant back-to-school photo goes viral on Facebook

Mom's exuberant back-to-school photo goes viral on Facebook It's Monday morning and she is lounging in the pool on a yellow float, holding a mimosa, as her three kids are ready for school, backpacks and all, looking less than thrilled. But her day wasn't all that relaxing. "Too amusing! I love that you can joke about it and give us all a good laugh!" "You say in the pic what so many of us moms are feeling but aren't courageous enough to say!" said an... [Full Article...]

Militants release over 230 people taken hostage in northern Afghan village

Militants release over 230 people taken hostage in northern Afghan village The movement sees Islamic State, which is fighting to create a global caliphate, as a hostile force. Afghan village elders are trying to arrange the release of around 150 families held by Taliban fighters in a remote area of the northern province of Sar-e Pul while they await for security forces to arrive, officials said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Woman gets death penalty for locking 10-year-old cousin in box

Woman gets death penalty for locking 10-year-old cousin in box Sammantha Allen was convicted in late June of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Ame Deal , KSAZ reports. The girl's body was found the next day. On Tuesday (NZ time), the jury decided on the death penalty. Three other relatives are in prison serving time for abusing the youngster. His trial is scheduled to start on October 9. [Full Article...]

Iran names Zangeneh as his petroleum minister

Iran names Zangeneh as his petroleum minister Iran and the United States frequently have run-ins in the Persian Gulf, almost all involving the Guard's navy. Iranian lawmakers now have a week to consider the proposed nominees before an open parliamentary session for the vote of confidence can take place, according to the agency. [Full Article...]

Daughter's body found after Florida mom crashes in West Virginia, police say

Daughter's body found after Florida mom crashes in West Virginia, police say Route 250, near the Virginia border on Allegheny Mountain. After their investigation, police in Jacksonville, Florida discovered a crime scene in Newsome's home and believe that's where the girl was killed, before she was loaded into the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Bomb fears in Brussels as auto suspected to be full of explosives

Bomb fears in Brussels as auto suspected to be full of explosives A few hundred people were kept in nearby shops as a precaution while heavily protected army bomb disposal experts were called in to assess the situation. Police kept part of the Molenbeek district of Brussels sealed off for several hours after they shot at a vehicle and detained the driver who claimed there were explosives in the auto. [Full Article...]

Mocs ranked No. 12 in STATS Preseason Top 25

Mocs ranked No. 12 in STATS Preseason Top 25 Illinois State, which seeks its fourth straight FCS playoff berth, opens the season at 6:30 p.m. September 2 against Butler at Hancock Stadium. The Dukes, coming off their fourth Northeast Conference crown in six seasons in 2016, are one of three NEC teams represented among others receiving votes in the rankings. [Full Article...]

Australian Kelpie Wins World Dog Surfing Championships

Australian Kelpie Wins World Dog Surfing Championships About three-dozen dogs competed at the World Dog Surfing Championships Saturday at Linda Mar State Beach . Video of the segment has already been shared more than 1,200 times on Twitter. There are also prizes for the best-dressed and tandem surfing dogs - the victor of course being crowned "top dog'", he said languidly. McCoy's dry delivery of the story took on a life of its own as his app... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis writes to Nigeria over Anambra church killings

Pope Francis writes to Nigeria over Anambra church killings However, the police's preliminary investigation has revealed the mass killing was likely to be a result of a feud between two individuals who are from the community but who live outside Nigeria. The motive behind the shooting remains unclear. "The deeply saddened governor asked the people to go about their businesses without fear or panic, noting that this isolated case must be followed to the r... [Full Article...]

China July coal imports at 5-month low on tightening import curbs

China July coal imports at 5-month low on tightening import curbs SHORT TERM TRADER: Small short at 12225; stop above 12355. "The Government's initiative to reduce capacity in the steel sector will continue to make headway; therefore iron ore demand will likely slow in volume terms for the rest of the year". [Full Article...]

British model not part of kidnap plot: Lawyer

British model not part of kidnap plot: Lawyer Herba said he later met Ms Aylilng, in Paris where he posed as a photographer and she had come for a job, but when he discovered the Romanians meant to kidnap her he backed out. But it has emerged she went out shopping for groceries and shoes with her alleged captor Lukasz Herba, who is now being held by Italian police. He told investigators he drove her to the British consulate in Milan and rel... [Full Article...]

Pentagon Reviewing Missile Guidelines With South Korea

Pentagon Reviewing Missile Guidelines With South Korea In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North Korea also said it could carry out a pre-emptive operation if the U.S. showed signs of provocation. Just after reports emerged that North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit onto long-range missiles, President Donald Trump had a tough message for Kim Jong Un and company. [Full Article...]

England v South Africa: How the Test series was won

England v South Africa: How the Test series was won And Du Plessis, who has never worked with him, sounded out some of England's players about him. The result afforded England a convincing three-one series triumph - their first over the Proteas, at home, in nearly two decades. Two deliveries later, he also bowled Du Plessis after drawing him into a shot and getting an inside edge onto the stumps. The coaching staff have been brilliant and the... [Full Article...]

Jumping goat has fun atop Oklahoma police officer's auto

Jumping goat has fun atop Oklahoma police officer's auto A woman laughs as she reprimands the goat and grabs it. A neighbor came over to help the officer try to get the goat to come down, but once it was on the ground, it didn't stay there long. Officials from the Blanchard Police Department in Oklahoma shared the interesting incident to its Facebook page on Sunday and it already has more than 10,000 views. [Full Article...]

Faraday Future moves into leased manufacturing facility

Faraday Future moves into leased manufacturing facility The site is roughly 200 miles north of Faraday Future's Los Angeles headquarters and if all goes to plan will be churning out cars at an initial rate of 10,000 per year. The German auto executives seem to have brought a dose of reality to the company's sprawling vision at a significant time . At full capacity, the company would have about 1,900 workers in the Hanford plant. [Full Article...]

7.0-magnitude natural disaster hits China's Sichuan Province

7.0-magnitude natural disaster hits China's Sichuan Province Citing a China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) statement, the Xinhua news agency reported that the earthquake struck at 9.19 PM (local time) at a depth of 20 kilometres. Some houses at the scenic spot collapsed following the quake and authorities were organizing young people to help evacuate residents, a staff worker at the park told the official Xinhua news agency. [Full Article...]

Iran, Russia, Turkey Start Expert-Level Meeting on Syria in Tehran

Iran, Russia, Turkey Start Expert-Level Meeting on Syria in Tehran There have been regular exchanges of rocket and artillery fire in recent weeks between Turkish forces and YPG fighters who control part of Syria's northwestern border. "We will make new and important moves soon", he said. Turkey has also reinforced a section of its shared frontier with Syria with artillery and tanks over the weekend and Erdogan said Ankara was ready to take action. [Full Article...]

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced for PS4, Switch

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced for PS4, Switch The news follows the confirmation that Dragon Quest XI will be coming to the western world as Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age sometime in 2018 for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, and eventually also to the Nintendo Switch. [Full Article...]

Man dressed as vehicle seat driving around DC area

Man dressed as vehicle seat driving around DC area The driver was dressed in a car-seat costume. Yup, you read it right. With his upper body and head covered in vinyl that matched the rest of the car's interior, the driver was able to essentially disappear. The reporter filmed himself approaching the vehicle, saying: 'Brother, who are you? NBC News reached out to Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute which provided a somewhat satisfacto... [Full Article...]


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