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Canadian pastor freed by North Korea healthy, 'not in critical condition': family

Canadian pastor freed by North Korea healthy, 'not in critical condition': family

The prime minister also thanked Sweden for its assistance in the matter but said "operational security considerations" prevents the government from discussing the matter further. It's good to see at least one bright spot amid the sound and fury of the rhetorical standoff over North Korea. Lim's release came amid heightened rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang but there was no clear connection between the two. Read More

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Donald Trump declares U.S. will 'win' fight against deadly opioid crisis

Donald Trump declares U.S. will 'win' fight against deadly opioid crisis

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday that the USA would "win" the battle against the heroin and opioid plague, but he stopped short of declaring a national emergency as his handpicked commission had recommended. "If they don't start, they won't have a problem", he said, according to The Washington Post . "The problem is very complicated, and now we are on the losing side of this war". Read More

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Nagasaki marks anniversary of atomic bombing as Japanese demand safeguarding pacifist Constitution

Japan's absence in the diplomatic negotiations on the United Nations Treaty on the Nuclear Prohibition, which was adopted in July, was "incomprehensible to those of us living in the cities that suffered atomic bombings", Taue said. President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it could face "fire and fury" after a new report Tuesday revealed that USA intelligence believes Pyongyang has produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, according to the Associated Press . Read More

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4 things to know about this month's solar eclipse

This historic spectacle will be visible from OR to SC - where parts of 14 states will be covered in complete shadow for around two minutes and 40 seconds. The light of day will dim some. Could your eclipse glasses be counterfeit? "A blind spot would be an area in your vision where you're not seeing, or it is dark gray or black", said Podoll. Read More

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Philippines seeks Asean consensus on N. Korea response

Philippines seeks Asean consensus on N. Korea response

The Security Council has already imposed six rounds of sanctions that have failed to halt North Korea's drive to improve its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons capabilities. It also bars new joint ventures with North Korea. "This is a very normal part of diplomacy - there are talks and negotiations, but there is always in the background some sort of drum-beating", Collin Koh from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University told the South China Morning Post (SCMP), saying that the drills ... Read More

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United States tells North Korea to end missile tests for talks

United States tells North Korea to end missile tests for talks

North Korea has condemned the latest United Nations sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the United States. Tillerson, speaking on the sidelines of a regional security meeting in Manila , said the execution and implementation of new United Nations sanctions would be carefully watched and the resolution sends a strong message that North Korea needs to understand what the world expects of it. Read More

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Israel attempts to shut down Al Jazeera's office and ban journalists

Israel attempts to shut down Al Jazeera's office and ban journalists

The minister, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party, gave no timetable for such measures. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call for the station's offices to be shut down, accusing it of inflaming tensions around Al-Aqsa mosque, the Jerusalem holy site where Palestinians staged an nearly two-week protest last month against Israeli security measures installed after a deadly shootout. Read More

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Gunmen Attack Church In Southeastern Nigeria, 8 Killed

Gunmen Attack Church In Southeastern Nigeria, 8 Killed

There were varying accounts of what happened in Ozubulu. He added that the remains of the dead had been deposited at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. The party denounced the barbarism displayed by the "callous attackers" who gunned down "defenceless people" while they worshiped. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara has also expressed displeasure over the attack, describing it as abominable, barbaric and inhuman. Read More

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72nd anniversary of 1945 Hiroshima bombing observed in Japan

72nd anniversary of 1945 Hiroshima bombing observed in Japan

Traditionally, the minute of silence was announced exactly at 8:15 am local time at the moment when the first atomic bombing in the world was carried out on August 6, 1945. In his message to Hiroshima , UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons, along with "dangerous rhetoric regarding their use", has exacerbated the threat they pose. Read More

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ASEAN stresses self-restraint, non-militarization in South China Sea

ASEAN stresses self-restraint, non-militarization in South China Sea

The meetings will take place as the United Nations Security Council votes this weekend on a US-drafted resolution to toughen sanctions against North Korea to punish the isolated regime for its missile tests. China has continued island-building and militarization activities in the disputed waters, setting aside an worldwide arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's sweeping claims in the region. Read More

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Special envoys have no role on Doklam standoff, China tells India

Special envoys have no role on Doklam standoff, China tells India

China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India has been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region beside the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. China has rolled out a massive new global infrastructure programme known as the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, which it presents as a peaceful development policy to connect Chinese companies to new markets around the world. Read More

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Gopalkrishna Gandhi got more votes than Meira Kumar, says opposition

Gopalkrishna Gandhi got more votes than Meira Kumar, says opposition

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a former West Bengal Governor and a diplomat, had support of the Congress, the Left parties, Nationalist Congress Party, DMK, Trinamool Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party and National Conference. Also when it comes to debates in the Rajya Sabha , the chairman of the House has the power to decide on the admissibility of the questions, resolutions or motions in the House and his decision can't be questioned as it would mean a breach of parliamentary ... Read More

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Oxford University murder suspect arrested

Oxford University murder suspect arrested

Lathem surrendered to U.S. Marshals at the federal courthouse in Oakland and Warren walked into the San Francisco Police Department's Park District Station to turn himself in. United Kingdom police have confirmed Mr Warren was reported missing on July 25 having left the United Kingdom the day before. "Both men were seen on surveillance video at the building, police said". Read More

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Woman drowns in sand at Maryland beach

Woman drowns in sand at Maryland beach

On Wednesday, the Ocean City Police Department released that the medical examiner ruled the cause of death was accidental . Police told the Delmarva Daily Times that the sand in the hole that O'Conner was in collapsed on her. What happens is that you dig down and it seems like it'll stay there, but then suddenly it'll cave in. A few users speculated her death could have been a homicide. Read More

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Gas Leak Causes Explosion, Collapse at MN School

Gas Leak Causes Explosion, Collapse at MN School

The blast Wednesday shook the building and started a fire. The Minneapolis Fire Department previously said one fatality had been reported, but authorities have not confirmed the death. School building collapse caused by possible natural gas explosion. He says the building is unstable and noted that making it safe for rescuers will take time. Read More

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Who's who in the Trump-Russia saga

Who's who in the Trump-Russia saga

Mr Trump Jr released e-mails last month that showed he eagerly agreed past year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as part of Moscow's official support for his father. Read More

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Starting in September, Americans will be banned from traveling to North Korea

Starting in September, Americans will be banned from traveling to North Korea

US-Thai relations have warmed this year, after the election of President Donald Trump. Tillerson's comments come less than a week after Pyongyang said it conducted a second successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). "Our other options, obviously, are not particularly attractive", Mr Tillerson said. President Donald Trump yesterday signed a Bill that imposed tougher sanctions on North Korea and Iran for their missile programmes as well as on Russian Federation for ... Read More

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North Korea can hit most of US

North Korea can hit most of US

Chinese Commerce Vice-Minister Qian Keming weighed in, telling a news conference there was no link between the North Korean issue and China-US trade. "The US must send a clear message to China's government". In just a few weeks, North Korea has gone from being a potential nuclear threat to the USA mainland a few years from now, to quite possibly being a threat right now. Read More

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Trump is right about China

Trump is right about China

United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday the USA is "done talking about North Korea " and China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger UN sanctions on Pyongyang. But Mr. Trump also has a long record of harsh criticisms of China, stretching back to his election campaign and much earlier. As President Donald Trump has implicitly conceded, his approach to the North Korean nuclear threat is failing. Read More

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China Hits Back at Trump on North Korea

The official said that while North Korea can now get a missile "off the ground", a lot of undetermined variables remain about guidance, reentry and the ability to hit a specific target. Chinese trade with North Korea actually increased 37.4 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2016. It is simple. Read More

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China-India Border Crisis is Unfolding at 'Most Unfavorable Time' for Beijing

China-India Border Crisis is Unfolding at 'Most Unfavorable Time' for Beijing

In a long statement issued on June 30, the MEA had said that the government is "deeply concerned" at the China's attempt to build roads in the Doklam region of Bhutan and that it has "serious security implications for India". In the statement, China has also demanded a troop withdrawal by India, and a probe into the alleged illegal trespassing by Indian soldiers. India views the road as a threat to its security - this comment has been made in a document titled "The Facts and China Position ... Read More

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