• United Kingdom government to unveil post-Brexit border plan on Wednesday
United Kingdom government to unveil post-Brexit border plan on Wednesday

It has also said it wants a deal on European Union citizens' rights, on the Irish border, and on the UK's European Union exit bill before negotiating future trade relations. The Government admits that this approach - which would see a customs border - would lead to "an increase in administration compared to being in the customs union".

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  • Pakistan marks Independence Day
Pakistan marks Independence Day

In his speech addressing the public at the consulate's auditorium, the Consul General announced that 70 events will be organized throughout the year to commemorate the 70 years of India's Independence. Pakistan would be the new name for the mainly Muslim areas of India whilst India would retain the Hindu majority regions. After partition ...

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  • Teen chokes man to death after seeing him beat mom unconscious
Teen chokes man to death after seeing him beat mom unconscious

Sesma retreated back into her apartment as the situation apparently escalated, but the man, identified as 43-year-old Stanley Washington followed her inside and began beating her. "It's not cut and dry", the newspaper quotes a police source saying . Moux, an offensive lineman on Grand Street Campus High School's football team, reportedly folde...

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  • Charlottesville Murder Suspect Assigned Public Defender Related to Victim
Charlottesville Murder Suspect Assigned Public Defender Related to Victim

Fields made his initial court appearance Monday morning via a video link from jail. He was charged with second-degree murder . He briefly responded to questions from Judge Robert Downer , replying, "No, sir", when asked whether he had any ties to the Charlottesville community.

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  • Anatomy of a crisis: The North Korea threat
Anatomy of a crisis: The North Korea threat

In addition to the USA military bases, Guam is also equipped with the sophisticated THAAD weapons system which is capable of destroying intermediate-range missiles in the final phase of flight. They agreed that North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour, the White House said. Guam's Homeland Security Advisor George Charfauro...

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  • John Oliver explains North Korea, that other giant crisis you forgot about
John Oliver explains North Korea, that other giant crisis you forgot about

Despite the alarming rise in rhetoric, USA officials reportedly insist no military action is imminent. Trump's warning came after the North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over Japan towards the US Pacific island of Guam . "They should've had me eight years ago", Trump said, regarding threats against the homeland from North Korea. ...

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  • United States officials say confrontation with NKorea not imminent
United States officials say confrontation with NKorea not imminent

According to Mullen, heated rhetoric from both the United States and North Korea is making it increasingly unlikely that the situation will resolve without military action. I just got off the phone with Chief of Staff General John Kelly and with the President of the United States of America. Grasping this reality is the key to dealing with Nor...

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  • Swiss franc surges as Korea tensions rise
Swiss franc surges as Korea tensions rise

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1.2 percent, while Japan was closed on a public holiday. Hours later, North Korea responded by saying it is seriously considering a missile strike on the Pacific island of Guam , home to a USA military base.

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  • Kenya accused of intimidating rights groups after election
Kenya accused of intimidating rights groups after election

Running battles between police and rioting mobs throughout Friday night and Saturday left an unknown number of casualties in Nairobi's Kibera and Mathare slums as well as western Kenyan town of Kisumu. Kenyatta received 55 percent of the vote, while the opposition leader and long-time rival, Raila Odinga, obtained 45 percent. This is not the firs...

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  • Barack Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Is Second-Most Liked Tweet of All Time
Barack Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Is Second-Most Liked Tweet of All Time

Obama's posting of a quote from Nelson Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom and a photo of himself with children of different races has racked up 2.5 million likes since Saturday. "The incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets،" the 2016 presidential contender said on Twitter...

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  • Local bookstore pulls unsafe eclipse glasses from shelves
Local bookstore pulls unsafe eclipse glasses from shelves

She said they had no idea the response would be so overwhelming. The only safe way to look at an un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special solar filters in "eclipse glasses" or handheld viewers. You can make sure your glasses are safe. People can get on a waiting list at the Discovery Place to purchase glasses. Customers will see...

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  • Total solar eclipse set to arrive in IL
Total solar eclipse set to arrive in IL

Hold them up to a light bulb or the sun (before the eclipse). Officials at Jeffersontown, Alex Kennedy and Okolona elementary schools, as well as individual teachers at other schools purchased the glasses from various vendors through Amazon a few weeks ago for their students so they can can view the August 21 eclipse with the right protection.

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  • Korea leader briefed on Guam missile plan: KCNA
Korea leader briefed on Guam missile plan: KCNA

Mattis' strong statement comes as Yonhap reports that KNCA, North Korea's state news agency, reported that "Dear Supreme Leader said today that the Americans' reckless military confrontational behavior has ended up the US trapping themselves with their own hands and are spending pathetic fate by tired minutes and seconds and that Dear Supreme L...

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  • Guam fliers offer emergency tips for threat from North Korea
Guam fliers offer emergency tips for threat from North Korea

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has been briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam. The missile plans were previously announced, and Mr. Kim said North Korea would conduct the launches if the "Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity" and that the United States should "think rea...

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  • Swiss hotel's signs for Jews spark row
Swiss hotel's signs for Jews spark row

Previous guests had given the hotel positive ratings. The Swiss hotel's manager where signs singling out Jews were hung commented on the controversy, stating that she has nothing against Jews and that the signs weren't meant to be anti-Semitic: "If I had problems I would not accept Jewish guests to the hotel".

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  • Guam's governor releases Facebook video of call with Trump
Guam's governor releases Facebook video of call with Trump

Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo offered assurances on Sunday there was "nothing imminent" in the USA standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn't be surprised if Pyongyang conducted another missile test. "I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is ...

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  • Senator Sani Backs ASUU Over Strike
Senator Sani Backs ASUU Over Strike

He stressed that the move was to secure a better future for the university system in the country and overall education development. "The National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU then met at the University of Abuja on August 12, 2017 to consider the result of a referendum from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of convincing government to imp...

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  • Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat
Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat

Mattis initially declined to comment on how the USA would react to a North Korean missile attack, saying the president had made it clear. In photos released with the KCNA report, Kim was seen holding a baton and pointing at a map showing a flight path for the missiles appearing to start from North Korea's east coast, flying over Japan towards...

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  • North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis
North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

The North is threatening the United States with the prospect of a nuclear-armed long-range missile, and Sen. "They will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power the lieks of which this world has never seen before". Security Council unanimously agreed to tough, new sanctions on North Korea. "The pressure is starting to show", he said. "And I don'...

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  • Kim Jong-Un appears to back off Guam threat
Kim Jong-Un appears to back off Guam threat

Earlier, US Defence Secretary James Mattis warned that any attack by North Korea could quickly escalate into war. On Saturday, some of Japan's land-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptors began arriving at Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) bases in three of the four prefectures any North Korean missiles would likely ...

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