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Author: 0 N. Korea test-fires three missiles as G20 summit convenes

North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles that flew about 620 miles Monday before crashing off the coast of Japan in a show of force as G-20 leaders met in China, military officials said. The U.S. also plans to bring up the issue during the East Asia summit in Laos this week. In 2014, the North fired two Rodong medium-range missiles just as Park and Abe were meeting U.S.

World Media Former Packers guard Sitton agrees to deal with Bears
Author: 0 Former Packers guard Sitton agrees to deal with Bears

The Bears know him very well, and are the first team Sitton is going to visit. On the positive side for the Bears? Still, for the second straight year the Bears are making a big adjustment in the trenches heading into the opener. The Bears have needed offensive line help ever since starting center Hroniss Grasu went down with a torn ACL in training camp and two of their depth signings - Manny Ramirez and Nate Chandler - surprisingly retired this summer.

World Media Merkel's CDU beaten into 3rd place by anti-immigrant AFD
Author: 0 Merkel's CDU beaten into 3rd place by anti-immigrant AFD

Economically weak Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in Germany's northeastern corner, is home to 1.6 million of the country's 80 million people and is a relative political lightweight. "The people no longer trust the old establishment parties to do so", Petry said, according to the Guardian. "The AfD is an openly far-right party".

Author: 0 National Hurricane Center: Newton is now a hurricane

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm is likely to continue north into Arizona as a tropical depression later in the week. Newton formed off Mexico's Pacific coast and is headed toward Baja California. Floods and landslides damaged or affected some 70 homes and schools and trapped around 200 people in Acapulco, authorities said earlier Sunday. Hermine killed two people after striking Florida as a hurricane on Friday before weakening to tropical-storm status as it moved ...

World Media Five players that should be Eagles practice squad options
Author: 0 Five players that should be Eagles practice squad options

But it was reported that running back Byron Marshall will be one of the players on it. The Eagles had a chance to get a closer look at numerous players that would be solid options for the practice squad if they should clear waivers. He is a player that the Eagles can bring along gradually. The Eagles did keep six cornerbacks, so one of the remaining cuts could come from that position.

Author: 0 Russian Federation 'gaps of trust' stymie hopes for Syria ceasefire

Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently found some common ground during their meeting over Syria. Speaking at a gathering of leaders of the G-20 in China, Erdogan said he had called specifically for a "no-fly zone" in talks with the Russian and US leaders.

World Media Britain appoints first ambassador to Iran since 2011
Author: 0 Britain appoints first ambassador to Iran since 2011

Britain and Iran have named their respective ambassadors for the first time since 2011 as relations between the two countries continue to improve. Hopton is no stranger to the region, having previously been British ambassador in Qatar and Yemen, following a spell in Morocco.

World Media Over 650 new child soldiers engaged in South Sudan
Author: 0 Over 650 new child soldiers engaged in South Sudan

Pre-publication censorship is rare in South Sudan but print runs of newspapers are sometimes seized and a regime of self-censorship is enforced by summoning or arresting journalists deemed to have crossed any red lines. "At this precarious stage in South Sudan's short history, UNICEF fears that a further spike in child recruitment could be imminent", he added. The latest developments mark a new twist in the heated rivalry between President Kiir and Mr.

World Media Hanoi: PM Modi extends US$ 500 million defence credit line to Vietnam
Author: 0 Hanoi: PM Modi extends US$ 500 million defence credit line to Vietnam

Vietnam 's Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh also said Modi's visit holds significant importance to bilateral ties. Bilateral co-operation mechanisms, including the Vietnam - India Joint Commission, the political consultation and strategic dialogue between the two foreign ministries, and defence dialogues, have proved efficient in boosting ties between the two countries, he said.

Author: 0 Obama: 'Not there yet' on US, Russia deal on Syria violence

Negotiations were to continue on Monday, even as a dispirited President Barack Obama doubted the diplomacy would ever pay off. Russian Federation and the United States have sought for weeks to secure a ceasefire between Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and moderate rebels that would expand access for hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire.

World Media Sidhu drops AAP, launches new political party 'Awaaz-e-Punjab'
Author: 0 Sidhu drops AAP, launches new political party 'Awaaz-e-Punjab'

Navjot Singh Sidhu will lead a new political front in Punjab, where assembly elections will be held early next year. Right now there is a lot of sympathy for the expelled AAP chief Chhotepur. He is seen standing along with Sidhu and Bains brothers - MLAs Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains. Even if they form a political party, the direct impact will be on the Badals, not AAP.

Author: 0 Brock Turner leaves jail; early release in Stanford sex case

Brock Turner, the ivy league rapist who was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford University was released from jail Friday morning after serving only three of his six months.

Author: 0 Turkish bombardment kills 35 civilians in Syria: Monitor

Sherwan Darwish, a spokesman for Kurdish-led forces in the village of Manbij , said on Twitter Saturday night: "While our forces fighting #IS Some #Turkey backed militias r attacking our positions & hampering our & Intl Coalition's fight against terror".

World Media Zimbabwe court to decide on opposition march on Friday
Author: 0 Zimbabwe court to decide on opposition march on Friday

The police routinely deny charges of brutality and instead accuse the opposition of using "hooligans" during protests to attack officers. Meanwhile, one of the lawyers representing the Zimbabwe People First party, Gift Nyandoro, said police have refused to receive a court order granted this afternoon by a High Court judge allowing the demonstration to proceed.

Author: 0 2 employees shot in lobby of central California county jail

Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlan, both veteran officers, were shot in the head and neck area, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Another officer returned fire and Vang surrendered. Within minutes of the shooting, the heart of downtown Fresno was locked down with police tape around the entire city block surrounding the jail. He stayed in a hallway until sheriff's deputies and Fresno police responded to the lobby.

Author: 0 No Apparent Zika Virus Spread at Rio Olympics, WHO Says

Florida has reported a total of 49 local Zika infections, not including the cases identified by Miami Beach officials on Friday. "But we can never do so without cooperation from the society", he said to Astro AWANI when contacted on Thursday.

Author: 0 Rosberg leads the fans in a singalong after Italian GP win

Hamilton had a disappointing start despite the pole position, only to see Rosberg lead past, followed by a fast Vettel into Turn 1. Suddenly the momentum which had slowly been slipping away from Rosberg after he won the opening four races of the year is falling back in his favour.

Author: 0 Junior doctors to stage first five-day national strike in history

JUNIOR doctors defended stepping up their strike action yesterday against the hated seven-day contract being forced on them by NHS wrecker and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. "Up to now public sympathy has been with the doctors". Chief executive Katherine Murphy said it was a "disturbing" time to be an NHS patient. Junior doctors are proposing to go on strike for a week every month for the rest of the year as the row over a new contract being imposed on them by the Government intensifies.

World Media Earthquake Shakes Swath of Midwest From Missouri to Oklahoma
Author: 0 Earthquake Shakes Swath of Midwest From Missouri to Oklahoma

One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma was felt Saturday morning from Nebraska to North Texas. The commission says about 35 wells are included in the directive, which a commission spokesman says was prompted by scientific studies linking the underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production to such earthquakes.

Author: 0 Blue Jays add seven players as rosters expand

Toronto scored its first run in the third inning, combining Travis's one-out single with a two-out walk by Jose Bautista and then an RBI-single by Encarnacion. Tulowitzki drove in a run on a groundout cutting the lead to 8-3 before striking out Melvin Upton Jr . to end the thread. Morrison walked, Nick Franklin doubled and Corey Dickerson's ground ball out to second base plated Morrison.

World Media China ratifies Paris agreement ahead of G20
Author: 0 China ratifies Paris agreement ahead of G20

When asked about the U.S. But experts fear fighters will flee and re-group if action is not taken. But Obama said they also would have a candid discussion about differences, including on human rights, cybersecurity and maritime issues. So far, 24 countries representing just over 1 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the deal. China, which, along with the United States, is responsible for almost 40 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, has ratified the ...

World Media Zimbabwe police ban protests in capital for next 2 weeks
Author: 0 Zimbabwe police ban protests in capital for next 2 weeks

Trucks carrying riot police were also on duty and traffic was sparse in the second city of Bulawayo, where anti-government protests were planned later in the day. The opposition had planned more protests on Friday, calling for electoral reforms ahead of the next general election in 2018. A Zimbabwean court denied bail on Friday to 58 people arrested during protests last week against President Robert Mugabe, who has vowed to crack down on a surge of antigovernment dissent.

World Media Why shouldn't we go with Trump's immigration proposals?
Author: 0 Why shouldn't we go with Trump's immigration proposals?

Trump launched his campaign a year ago by declaring that Mexico was sending "rapists" and other criminals across the border. Donald Trump reportedly revised the fiery anti-immigration speech he gave Wednesday night in Phoenix, Arizona, after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted that he'd told Trump his country would not pay for his proposed border wall.

World Media Brock Turner leaves jail, gets hate mail for sexual assault
Author: 0 Brock Turner leaves jail, gets hate mail for sexual assault

Fischer said his department will send postcards to Turners neighbors informing them that a convicted sex offender is moving nearby. It's not the house Turner grew up in. “He will be treated no differently than any other sex offender we monitor, ” Fischer said. The status requires Turner to fulfill certain requirements, including registration four times per year for the rest of his life.

Author: 0 Pakistan blast at court leaves several dead in Mardan

Following the attack, an emergency was placed at District Headquarters Hospital Mardan yesterday whereas law enforcement agencies also launched a search operation in the area. In a separate suicide bomb attack on a district court in Mardan, some 40 kilometers northeast of Peshawar , a militant killed 10 people and wounded 41 others.

Author: 0 New Turkish tank incursion into Syria

Since the coup attempt, in which rogue soldiers tried to topple President Tayyip Erdogan's government, Turkey has removed 80,000 people from public duty and arrested many of them, accusing them of sympathizing with the plotters. Turkey s operation against the YPG has raised tensions with Syrian Kurds in other areas. "The Turkish Armed Forces take all necessary measures to prevent harming civilians in the region and shows high sensitivity on this issue", the statement said.

Author: 0 Dog named Romeo rescued from rubble 9 days after Italian quake

Amidst all the search and rescue operations to find and save as many lives as possible, the firefighters found a dog who was trapped under the rubble for nine straight days. "We immediately began moving masonry from where the barking was coming from and incredibly we got to him and he was in pretty good condition", one of the firemen told the ANSA news agency.

Author: 0 Germany to fund new school in Italy after quake

The Alternative For Germany (AFD), a new radical right party that anxious Merkel's center-right CDU/CSU with strong showings in state elections in March, is polling at 21 percent ahead of a vote for the state parliament this weekend in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where Merkel has her constituency.

Author: 0 Hundreds detained, 3 dead in Gabon election protests

Around 6pm local time on August 31 he tweeted that his offices were under assault by the Republican Guard. Earlier on Wednesday, Ping took to social media to declare that the Republican Guard had launched aerial and ground attacks on his party's offices in the capital.

Author: 0 'Make Mexico Great Again Also' hat is latest in Trump supporter fashion

Still, Trump laid out a series of tough policies to tackle illegal immigration when he delivered his speech in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night. "First of all it was a very successful day for myself and for the United States, and hopefully for Mexico, too", Trump said in an interview with Fox News's "O'Reilly Factor".

World Media Turkey's president says Kurds have not withdrawn as US says
Author: 0 Turkey's president says Kurds have not withdrawn as US says

Syrian rebels, mostly Arab and Turkmen, swept into Jarablus last Wednesday in an incursion backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and jets, an operation meant to drive Islamic State from the town and surrounding territory and to prevent Kurdish militia fighters from seizing control in their wake.

World Media Clinton leads Trump by 7 pts in one poll, trails in another
Author: 0 Clinton leads Trump by 7 pts in one poll, trails in another

Among young people overall, 47 percent say they think Trump would better handle securing the border, 26 percent say Clinton would, and 18 percent say neither would. The poll also showed a tight Senate race between Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican incumbent Ron Johnson. Trump, it can be safely said, had, for him, an extraordinarily positive week - most of which occurred after these latest polls.

Author: 0 Pakistan helicopter search planned for 2 missing US climbers

Two American climbers are missing after an attempt to climb one of the highest mountain peaks in northern Pakistan. Kyle Dempster (left) and Scott Adamson. "The climbers are still missing, and the weather has prevented our rescue efforts". "Early on Sunday, August 21, Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson started up the North Face of the Ogre 2, just off the Choktoi Glacier in northern Pakistan".

Author: 0 After lifetime with the poor, Mother Teresa speeds to sainthood

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the umbrella right-wing Hindu organization that helped create India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also accuses Mother Teresa of revelling in the misery of others. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu‎ in Macedonia to Albanian parents. The meetings became frequent, twice a week, and sometimes I would meet her more often, just like that, for a reason or without one, with our mutual liking blossoming into a strong bond, something between a ...

World Media Brazil's ousted president Dilma Rousseff blasts process, talks about future
Author: 0 Brazil's ousted president Dilma Rousseff blasts process, talks about future

Brazilian senate votes to strip Dilma Rousseff of presidency in impeachment trail on Wednesday. Many lawmakers and Brazilians nationwide, meanwhile, blamed Rousseff for the graft even though she has never been personally implicated. Finally, it said that "the Temer administration's ability to get Congress approval will be a key factor driving Brazil's credit outlook during 2016-18".