• South Korean president urges USA to help stop war
South Korean president urges USA to help stop war

There are many hard issues between the United States and China but both share a commitment to work through them, the United States' top general said on Tuesday (Aug 15) during a visit to Beijing amid tensions over nuclear-armed North Korea.

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  • New York Education Chief Removes Controversial School Board Member
New York Education Chief Removes Controversial School Board Member

The Council of the Great City Schools, which represents almost 70 of the nation's largest school districts and had called for Paladino's removal from the board , also expressed gratitude for the commissioner's ruling . The state's teachers union - New York State United Teachers - praised Elia's decision to remove Paladino. The Education Trust...

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  • Little League World Series Opening Ceremonies
Little League World Series Opening Ceremonies

Friday's fixtures look to be more competitive as some more worldwide teams enter the fray. Though there's no indication the Little League Classic is anything but a special one-off event, Gilmour hopes it becomes another part of baseball's many traditions - not just to build up youth baseball but to introduce the world to Williamsport.

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  • First look at Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen Of Scots
First look at Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen Of Scots

Saoirse Ronan looks a right royal beauty in this first look picture from Mary, Queen Of Scots . "It's a fascinating 16th century tale, not least because Mary was only 19 when she was imprisoned and it was 23 years later before she was finally executed".

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  • Qatar condemns Barcelona attack as going 'against all human values'
Qatar condemns Barcelona attack as going 'against all human values'

A third person has been arrested in connection with a suspected Islamist militant attack in the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and another incident in Cambrils , Spanish police said on Friday. Various local media reports have called it a terror attack , but authorities haven't officially confirmed it. Meanwhile, Barcelo...

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  • Erdogan urges German-Turks to punish mainstream parties
Erdogan urges German-Turks to punish mainstream parties

Ties between Ankara and Berlin have been strained in the aftermath of last year's failed coup, as Turkish authorities have detained more than 50,000 people and sacked or suspended 150,000, drawing criticism from Europe. Opinion polls suggest the CDU has a strong lead over the SPD. In February, German-Turkish reporter of Die Welt newspaper Deniz Y...

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  • Someone Tarred and Feathered a Jefferson Davis Monument in Arizona
Someone Tarred and Feathered a Jefferson Davis Monument in Arizona

Defacement and dismantling of Confederate monuments have picked up speed around the country since the deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville , Virginia, over the weekend, which focused on the removal of a Gen. "It is a short-term action that does not help the long-term goal of having these offensive monuments removed from state property". "Thi...

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  • Trump Abandons Plan for Council on Infrastructure
Trump Abandons Plan for Council on Infrastructure

Barra served on the Strategic and Policy Forum which consisted of more than a dozen CEOs and business leaders. "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both", Trump tweeted at 1:14 p.m.

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  • Knifeman storms city centre as 'several people slashed' in stabbing rampage
Knifeman storms city centre as 'several people slashed' in stabbing rampage

There was no immediate information on the number of casualties. It is now unclear if it was just one person with a knife or multiple attackers as there are mixed reports. At least two people are reported injured, including at the Market Square, a few blocks away. The events took place around the adjoining squares Puutori and Kauppatori.

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  • United Kingdom seeks Irish power play
United Kingdom seeks Irish power play

The document follows a separate paper published on Tuesday which set out the Government's plans to minimise the need for an EU-UK customs border once Britain leaves the Customs Union . A United Kingdom government source said: "Both sides needs to show flexibility and imagination when it comes to the border issue in Northern Ireland and...

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  • 'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter predicts Trump will resign
'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter predicts Trump will resign

Schwartz, a journalist and the CEO of The Energy Project , criticized the president in a string of tweets that claimed the "circle is closing at blinding speed". "Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice", he wrote Wednesday afternoon. "He put himself in an isolated, no-win position.

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  • What Happened in the Biggest US-China Military Meeting Under Trump?
What Happened in the Biggest US-China Military Meeting Under Trump?

His visit to Asia, which also will include a stop in Japan, comes after Trump last week declared the USA military "locked and loaded" and said he was ready to unleash "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States.

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  • No role of agents in government jobs, says Modi
No role of agents in government jobs, says Modi

Taking a swipe on those who cast their apprehension over its impact or to allay the fears that it hit the economy adversely, he said: "They said Modi gaya after demonetisation but it broke the back of corruption in country". Appreciating the new ideas and innovations envisaged in the presentations, Modi said that only governments and their init...

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  • China, US agree to boost military ties amid North Korea crisis
China, US agree to boost military ties amid North Korea crisis

She said that China hopes that all parties concerned will accept China's "suspension for suspension" proposal which requires the DPRK to suspend its missile and nuclear activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale military drills between the USA and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

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  • War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'
War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

Bannon's comments in his interview with The American Prospect appeared to call bluff on Trump's tough talk to North Korea last week. Joseph Dunford , Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the exercises were "not now on the table as part of the negotiation at any level".

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  • Thunderstorm Friday morning moving into parts of central Oklahoma
Thunderstorm Friday morning moving into parts of central Oklahoma

Highs in the low 90s. Severe weather could accompany Friday's rain storms, the National Weather Service reports. Afternoon highs will be right at average in the mid 80s. Sunday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Today in the Omaha area, there is chance of showers and thund...

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  • White House Disbands Business Advisory Boards in Charlottesville Fallout
White House Disbands Business Advisory Boards in Charlottesville Fallout

The dollar index.DXY, which tracks the greenback against six major currencies, fell near its lows of the day following the announcement from Trump via Twitter . When the council was formed back in January, the White House said the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative would allow the president to meet with "some of the world's most successful and creati...

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  • Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News'
Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News'

Acosta then asked Trump why he wasn't holding a press conference. "We had a press conference, we just had a press conference", Trump said , possibly referring to the day's early on-camera appearance by Trump where he read prepared remarks about Charlottesville.

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  • Sydney Schoolboy Still Unaccounted For Following Barcelona Terror Attack
Sydney Schoolboy Still Unaccounted For Following Barcelona Terror Attack

The boy's mother, Jumarie Carman, is in hospital in an induced coma. Her husband is flying to Barcelona tonight to search for their son. The Cadman family have taken to social media in a desperate effort to locate Julian, sharing a photo of him across their individual Facebook pages.

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  • Excited to go to Oxford: Malala
Excited to go to Oxford: Malala

The 20-year old tweeted, "So excited to go to Oxford!" According to the NYT , Malala earlier received a conditional offer from Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall, contingent on results of her exams. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a h...

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