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'N Korea must stand down in its pursuit of nuclear weapons'

China has called repeatedly this year for the United States and North Korea to negotiate directly. The comments came in a statement released by the Department of Defense. Members of the USA intelligence community believe that North Korea's nuclear capabilities may be more advanced than initially thought, and the country may have developed the technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead that can ... [Full Article...]

Babysitters arrested after allegedly closing child in refrigerator, posting video

Babysitters arrested after allegedly closing child in refrigerator, posting video Moments later, they open the refrigerator and remove the baby. The video, which was picked up by news outlets around the country, appeared to show the girls putting the crying infant sideways into a shelf inside the refrigerator, closing the door and laughing while the baby can be heard screaming inside. [Full Article...]

Nepal parliament criminalises isolation of women during menstruation

Nepal parliament criminalises isolation of women during menstruation Nepal's parliament in a unanimous vote has passed a law which criminalises an ancient Hindu practice called "Chhaupadi" that banishes women from the home during menstruation. Lawmaker Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel, who was part of the committee that pushed through the bill, said he hoped the new law would finally see an end to the custom. [Full Article...]

The key players in North Korea crisis

The key players in North Korea crisis Meanwhile, reports circulate that North Korea has now produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. Mattis said North Korea's actions were alarming to the "entire world" and that he is asked about them every time he meets with a foreign leader. [Full Article...]

India has become intolerant says Hamid Ansari in parting shot

India has become intolerant says Hamid Ansari in parting shot To a poser on the troubled situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Ansari - who during his term as Vice President had also headed a sub-committee on confidence building measures in Kashmir that was formed on the recommendation of then chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad - said: "The (Kashmir) problem has always been primarily a political problem". [Full Article...]

GOP senator: Trump needs Congress to approve strike on North Korea

GOP senator: Trump needs Congress to approve strike on North Korea Acosta questioned whether the White House's new immigration policy, which seeks to limit legal immigration and give priority to those who speak English and have high job skills, prompting a back-and-forth that lasted several minutes. Sanctions will largely target North Korea's coal, iron, and seafood exports and possibly make the reclusive state suffer a $1 billion financial hit. The secretary... [Full Article...]

What to know about FBI's search of Paul Manafort's home

What to know about FBI's search of Paul Manafort's home The search warrant, however, indicated investigators believed Manafort could not be trusted to turn over all relevant records if he were subpoenaed by a grand jury . For its part, the New York Times wrote that the federal agents had seized tax documents and bank statements from overseas accounts. Manafort joined the Trump team in March 2016 and headed up the campaign until August of the... [Full Article...]

Suspected bomb found on premises of Fukushima power plant: TEPCO

Suspected bomb found on premises of Fukushima power plant: TEPCO TEPCO said that 200 meters (200 yards) around the site was closed off, far enough not to affect the delicate plant decommissioning work. The Fukushima Prefectural Police are working to confirm if the device is indeed a bomb and are considering disposal methods if it is confirmed to be an explosive. [Full Article...]

Seoul's NSC Calls on Pyongyang to Stop Heightening Tension

Seoul's NSC Calls on Pyongyang to Stop Heightening Tension The sanctions will aim to reduce North Korea's export revenues by a third. Regarding North Korea's threat on Tuesday to bomb Guam, the official said, "It is unique for five major North Korean ministries to issue threats, but that seems aimed at heightening fears in South Korea and weakening the U.S.' position". [Full Article...]

Guam Governor plays down N. Korean missile attack threat

Guam Governor plays down N. Korean missile attack threat A senior presidential official has downplayed the growing military tension between the US and North Korea . Arriving on the island Wednesday, life appears to be proceeding as normal. "I wish that the superpowers of the world would be able to come out with a different way to fix their problems, you know, instead of having to involve other places that don't even pose a threat". [Full Article...]

State Dept. Says Trump On 'Same Page' As US Officials

State Dept. Says Trump On 'Same Page' As US Officials A national defense analyst with the Family Research Council is doubtful the latest sanctions imposed on North Korea by the United Nations will motivate the rogue regime to abandon its nuclear missile program. The Council moved to significantly strengthen the sanctions on North Korea, imposing a full ban on the export of coal, iron and iron ore from Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Vietnam takes on China for its expansionist policies in South China Sea

Vietnam takes on China for its expansionist policies in South China Sea India, Pyongyang's third largest trading partner, is halting all trade apart from food and medicine. In a rare move, foreign ministers of the 10-member ASEAN issued a statement Saturday - one day before Ri came to Manila - expressing "grave concerns" over the escalation of tensions caused by the North. [Full Article...]

AIADMK dumps Dhinakaran as Deputy General Secretary, calls it illegal

AIADMK dumps Dhinakaran as Deputy General Secretary, calls it illegal Citing it, a communique to the party cadres, said the meeting also asserted that such appointments being done by him "will not bind any AIADMK cadre to create unnecessary confusion in our party and such appointments are not valid under party law". [Full Article...]

Valley congressman rebukes Trump's 'reckless' response to North Korea threat

Stocks had pushed into positive territory, but dropped in the last hour of trading after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang it will face "fire and fury" if it continues to threaten the United States . Mounting tensions lifted US defense stocks. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 2.29-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.47-to-1 ratio favoured decliners. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away

Pakistan's saviour of lepers Dr Ruth Pfau passes away The late Dr Ruth came to Pakistan from Germany in 1960 and was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988. President Mamnoon Hussain expressed grief at the demise of Dr Pfau and paid tribute to her services for the helpless and neglected in the country. [Full Article...]

Kourtney Kardashian and her rumoured boyfriend are giving us major holiday goals

Kourtney Kardashian and her rumoured boyfriend are giving us major holiday goals Kourtney Kardashian's 23-year-old boy toy Younes Bendjima surprised her with a spontaneous trip to Egypt, and it looks like they're having the time of their lives! The star is no stranger to the luxury vacation lifestyle , , but she also spends a significant amount of time in the Calabasas home she's meticulously curated for herself. [Full Article...]

US Speaking With 'One Voice' On North Korea, State Dept Spox Says

US Speaking With 'One Voice' On North Korea, State Dept Spox Says President Trump would be well to keep this in mind. We need fewer fiery words and bombastic tweets from the President and his cable TV surrogates, and more effort to work with our worldwide partners to expand missile defense and deterrence and put forward a strategy to roll back North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. [Full Article...]

Dow winning streak snapped as stocks drift lower

North Korea seemed unfazed by the president's bluster, however, as state media carried a statement indicating the communist nation is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam. He added that besides the North Korean nuclear issues, growing hawkishness from the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are also making investors nervous about liquidity. [Full Article...]

Police Pursuit Out of Sacramento Ends on Highway 4 Near Discovery Bay

Just east of Discovery Bay, the Old River drawbridge at Highway 4 was apparently up and left the suspect nowhere to go - leading the suspect to get out of the vehicle and jump into the Old River to escape. At 4:30 pm Wednesday, East Contra Costa Fire was dispatched to assist the California Highway Patrol with a male who jumped in the canal after a police pursuit. [Full Article...]

Massachusetts State Police issue Amber Alert for 3-year-old girl

Massachusetts State Police issue Amber Alert for 3-year-old girl Rickheit was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital under police guard, and state police said charged against her would be finalized as the specific facts and circumstances are determined. She has a history in the Charlton area was thought to be recently traveling on the Mass Pike in that area. Abbott is described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 3 feet tall and weighing appro... [Full Article...]


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