Worldwide

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:35

High temperatures will once again be seasonably warm - if not slightly above norms. All this week, we'll have highs in the 80s. Highs will be in the middle 80s in most towns, but a few warm spots may top off at 87 or 88. Highs in the 80s statewide. Lows will fall into the lower 60s. The threat for storms comes in the afternoon and evening, but thankfully none should become severe, according to the Storm Prediction Center .

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:30

On August 11, the Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board had ordered all 256 madrasas in the state to unfurl the national flag and recite the national anthem on August 15. This is reportedly the first time that they have been asked to organise cultural programmes on Independence Day. There are around 8,000 madrasas in the state that are recognised by the parishad.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:25

The next name on the list is Gert if Eight becomes a tropical storm. The storm is churning at 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph, moving NNW around 10 mph. Forecasters are also watching a tropical wave that has moved off the west coast of Africa. The NHC advises that it is still capable of dropping heavy rains on Florida over the next few days, though, even if it doesn't organize.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:23

His name is not being released for privacy reasons, police said. Police said the US national is under investigation for violating German laws prohibiting Nazi symbols and that they are still seeking the passerby for causing personal injury, according to the Associated Press.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:19

The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration concluded past year that Beijing's claims to areas of the resource-rich sea have no legal basis in an arbitration launched by the Philippines , whose "sovereign rights" it said China had violated.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:12

There are six events left on the PGA tour, including two where McIlroy is the defending champion . His putt lipped out to leave him with an eight, ending his round on 77 on even par , seven shots off the lead. One of those is world No 1 Dustin Johnson, who ended yesterday four shots over par for the tournament after a 73. McIlroy remains one of the brightest talents in golf, but he has also failed to win a major since he claimed two in 2014.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:14

But he rejected talk of the USA being on the "cusp of nuclear war". President Donald Trump said he would respond to further threats from North Korea with "fire and fury", and North Korea threatened to attack Guam, a U.S. North Korea said on Thursday that plans would be completed by mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles to land near the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, 2,175 miles away.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:13

Pyongyang says its ICBMs are a legitimate means of defense against perceived US hostility, including joint military drills with South Korea. The tension comes at a time when the US intelligence reportedly concludes that North Korea had made a breakthrough and could now build nuclear bombs small enough to fit on missiles.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:14

McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the USA needs to put strict conditions on continued assistance to Afghanistan requiring Kabul to demonstrate "measurable progress" in curbing corruption, strengthening the rule of law and improving the government's financial transparency.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:15

Lavrov said Thailand remained Russia's "oldest Southeast Asian ally", a reference to a history of more than 120 years of visits exchanged between the leaders of the two countries. Beijing has also called on the U.S.to not take steps to further escalate the tensions in the region. On Friday, Lavrov expressed his worries about the recent standoff between the United States and North Korea.

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:11

Gorakhpur is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath's Lok Sabha constituency. Further slamming the opposition and critiques for politicizing the issue, Adityanath said, "Those whose sensitivity has died are now trying to add salt to the wound by raising the sensitive issue unnecessarily".

by | August 14, 2017 | 00:09

The Wall Street financier criticised the influence of Mr Bannon and the right-wing Breitbart News website that he was the driving force behind. "Whether I was the White House communications director or not, I don't think you're going change the president".

by | August 13, 2017 | 01:09

Trump's heated rhetoric comes as his secretary of state seeks to downplay the words. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before. While it's unclear what Trump might have first said to associates in private just after taking office, his first concrete actions did not address the United States's nuclear arsenal.

by | August 13, 2017 | 01:11

Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that conspiracies were being hatched against his government for the last three-and-a-half years, and pledged to make Pakistan a great country. He also criticised PML-N's GT Road "homecoming rally" saying no senior leader of the ruling party took part in it. "I am a patriotic Pakistani", Sharif said.

by | August 13, 2017 | 01:06

Earlier today in an interview with the BBC , White House deputy adviser Sebastian Gorka dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's reassurances to Americans over the rising tension between North Korea and the United States. But Gorka told BBC radio that even a threat from the North could be construed as an act of war that would justify a military response - echoing Trump's view.

by | August 13, 2017 | 01:05

President Donald Trump on Friday again delivered a warning to North Korea, tweeting that the USA military is "locked and loaded" if the isolated rogue nation acts "unwisely", escalating an exchange of threats between the nuclear-armed nations.

by | August 13, 2017 | 01:01

However the country's veterinary and food administration said in a statement that the eggs were not unsafe to human health. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Britain said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health. Products in British supermarkets were removed on Thursday after it was discovered that the initial Food Standards Agency claim that 21,000 contaminated eggs had hit the United Kingdom was a major underestimate.

by | August 13, 2017 | 01:03

MEGA MILLIONS jackpot prizes may be paid in 30 annual installments or a one-time, lump-sum payment that jackpot winners may choose to receive instead of receiving their winnings in annual payments. That is on the grounds that the big stake for Saturday night's drawing for the contending Powerball game is $356 million. In that drawing, David Trapp won $61 million in California .

by | August 13, 2017 | 01:00

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said Thursday that the US and South Korean militaries are prepared to "immediately and sternly punish" any kind of provocation by North Korea, but didn't elaborate on how the allies are preparing.

by | August 13, 2017 | 00:59

CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Networks bureau chief April Ryan has distanced herself from Manigault since she became an aide to President Donald Trump . A video of the president speaking to police officers last month on Long Island followed as Trump suggested , "please don't be too nice", when putting suspects into patrol cars.

by | August 13, 2017 | 00:55

Afghan officials had said at least 16 civilians, including women and children, were killed on Thursday when a private vehicle was struck in Haska Mina district in the eastern province of Nangarhar. They have been regularly targeting the militant Islamic State group fighters who control several districts in restive Nangarhar. A statement from U.S.

by | August 13, 2017 | 00:58

British police on Thursday said they had arrested a 41-year-old jogger on suspicion of knocking a woman into the path of a bus on a busy west London street earlier this year. "The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road". Mat Knowles, the investigating officer from the Putney Safer Neighborhood Team, said in a statement.

by | August 13, 2017 | 00:39

According to hospital records, 7 children died on Friday, 23 died on Thursday, 9 on Wednesday, and 12 on Tuesday, 9 on Monday. "The shortage of oxygen was not highlighted". "Last month, I made two visits to the hospital and nobody raised or complained about any problem". State health minister Siddharthnath Singh, too, dismissed reports.

by | August 13, 2017 | 00:39

Insurers have cited the uncertainty around health insurance markets caused by the Republican push for historically unpopular repeal legislation as one factor hurting them, along with Trump's threats to pause government payments to exchanges.

by | August 13, 2017 | 00:36

He will also address a press conference. This past week, Trump said he could soften his views on trade if China stepped up its assistance, leading to speculation that the investigation could be a negotiating tactic. "Those activities haven't abated; they've accelerated as China seeks to become self-sufficient in new technologies and dominate world markets", he said.

by | August 13, 2017 | 00:34

But Tillerson appeared more conciliatory on Monday. " China also fears creating a situation where if North Korea were to collapse there could be a civil war, where rival factions sling atomic or chemical weapons at each other and millions would likely die", he added.

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:40

Supt Steve Hartley, from Northumbria Police, said: "Thankfully she was OK and taken to a local hospital". She is being treated for burns and was described as in a "serious but stable condition" at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. It's understood half of the home has been destroyed - and its roof has been "blown off". Tracey Pounder, 51, who lives in a neighbouring street, said: "I heard an almighty bang".

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:35

There were reports of panic on London Underground this morning after a series of carriages on the Bakerloo Line filled with smoke. An outpouring of smoke from a train on the platform in Oxford Circus prompted the station to be evacuated.

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:35

But what passes between the vice-president and the prime minister in the nature of things must remain in the domain of privileged conversation", Ansari added. "I confess I had no difficulty in benefitting from this eminently sensible counsel", the outgoing Vice President said. The swearing in ceremony will take place at the historic Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan where President Ram Nath Kovind will administer him the oath of office and secrecy.

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:34

He vowed to strengthen America's southern border and focus on law enforcement in response. The study found that the corrected mortality rates were 24 percent higher for opioids and 22 percent higher for heroin, nationally. In states like West Virginia, Kentucky and OH, which Trump actually won in the general election, unlike New Hampshire, Medicaid accounts for 44 to 50 percent of all spending on buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, according to the report.

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:31

Worries over a potential confrontation between the United States and North Korea weighed heavily on global stock markets on Wednesday but helped boost the price of assets, such as gold and the Swiss franc, that are considered safe havens in times of geopolitical peril.

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:29

The governors of Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Maryland and Virginia have issued some form of emergency declaration on opioids in their states. Public Health Nurse Lisa Roberts, with the Portsmouth, Ohio, Health Department, said she believes a national emergency declaration could increase relief for rural areas struggling to keep up with the crisis .

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:30

The agency can only confirm specific locations once a mission is over. "The missions happen on a semi-routine basis", a Pentagon official told Politico . About 1,200 flights have been conducted since then. The treaty, for instance, obligates each member to make all of its territory available for observation, yet officials said Russia has imposed restrictions on surveillance over Moscow and Chechnya and near Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two breakaway regions of Georgia now under Russian ...

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:32

Now, instead of a loss, Trump International turned a $1.97 million profit, which is "a 192 percent improvement over what the Trump family planned to make when the company opened the hotel in the fall". It's not the only Trump property that has benefited financially from its namesake's presidency. The hotel's management has pledged to donate proceeds from foreign officials to the U.S.

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:30

Though India and China continue to militarily reinforce their positions in the wake of an ongoing stand-off over Doklam region, Indian Army has denied ordering the evacuation of some villages near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction. Bhutan and India are signatories of a "Friendship Treaty", and so India intervened on their smaller ally's behalf. Bhutan and China have also agreed to maintain the status quo on the border as before March 1959 and abstain from taking any unilateral action or ...