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World Chinese bombers likely training for United States strikes: Pentagon
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One of the arguments in favour of developing such a force is that American rivals like China appear increasingly ready to strike United States space-based capabilities in the event of a conflict. Beijing has said it is necessary for the Asian powerhouse to keep growing its military presence in the South China Sea in order to protect its sovereignty.

World Clergy sex abuse hotline in Pennsylvania 'lit up'
Author: 0 Clergy sex abuse hotline in Pennsylvania 'lit up'

The statement responded to a grand jury report in Pennsylvania that was released earlier this week following an 18-month investigation into alleged instances of abuse spanning several decades. The grand jury report said that in 1991, Wuerl reassigned an accused priest, Ernest Paone, to the Reno diocese. The report is now the subject of a legal battle over the redactions of names of those involved in the abuse, or covering it up afterwards.

World Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93
Author: 0 Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93

The government conferred the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, on him in 2015. He was a lifelong poet who revered nature but who oversaw India's growth into a swaggering regional economic power. India and Israel also set up a joint anti-terror commission after a visit by foreign minister Jaswant Singh in the same year. The reports highlighted Vajpayee's efforts in restoring peace with Pakistan, acknowledging the existence of Pakistan and his government laying the foundation of a ...

World Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented condemnation of Donald Trump
Author: 0 Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented condemnation of Donald Trump

The bipartisan group, which included Robert Gates, George Tenet, David Petraeus, James Clapper and Leon Panetta, lashed out at the president in a scathing letter released late on Thursday. In a Washington Post OpEd on Thursday, William McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, spoke out on Brennan's behalf.

World Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance
Author: 0 Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

That whole situation is a rigged witch hunt. In his letter, McRaven praised Brennan as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known". Writing in The Washington Post , William H. "I wanted to make sure that every information and bit of intelligence that we had was shared with the bureau [FBI] so that they could take it". "Mr.

World Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly
Author: 0 Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly

Reports said acclaimed experts in their field of work will be posted in the relevant government organisations, adding that new postings will be made in the first 100 days after which the performance of these officers will be reviewed. Among Pakistani cricketers, those on the guest list for the event are greats like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Rameez Raja, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed who were a part of the team that won the 1992 World Cup final.

World Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral
Author: 0 Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral

Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House "have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019". This announcement came hours after CNBC reported that the event could cost $92 million, up from the original estimate of $12 million.

World Islamic State claims Kabul's latest deadly attacks
Author: 0 Islamic State claims Kabul's latest deadly attacks

It also showed how militants are still able to stage large-scale attacks , even in the heart of Kabul , and underscored the struggles of the Afghan forces to provide security and stability on their own. Afghanistan has experienced a recent upsurge in militant violence, including a major Taliban assault on the eastern city of Ghazni. The detonation of the bomb sparked gunfire from some nearby guard posts, but officials say they don't believe the guards were shooting at any attackers, and ...

World Australian MPs condemn Fraser Anning for 'final solution' Muslim ban speech
Author: 0 Australian MPs condemn Fraser Anning for 'final solution' Muslim ban speech

The reasons for ending all further Muslim immigration "are both compelling and self-evident", Anning said , before claiming that a national referendum on the "problem" was the " final solution ". "You may have your grievances on what Fraser Anning has said, don't direct them at me", she added. Senator Fraser Anning has sought a drastic cut in the number of student visas in Australia, where India is the second largest source of global students after China.

World Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in critical condition
Author: 0 Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in critical condition

The former prime minister died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS ) at 5.05pm on Thursday, bringing an end to an unparalleled political legacy . "We will miss him", Rahul Gandhi, president of the opposition Congress party, tweeted. Facing heavy criticism at home and overseas over India's nuclear ambitions, Vajpayee defied the threat of economic sanctions, telling parliament that "we have never made a decision after coming under global pressure and we will never do so in the ...

World Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado
Author: 0 Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado

Police have not said if they suspect foul play and didn't specify where Watts and her daughters were last seen. "She's always gung-ho ready to go". Beach says he talked to her a couple of times about her daughters and life in Colorado. The August 2012 deed shows that Shanann Watts signed it while already living in Colorado. Records say she had bought it in 2009. Shanann Watts was reported missing by her friend, not by her husband .

World Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash'
Author: 0 Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash'

In an op-ed for the New York Times , Brennan argued the decision to strip his security clearance and review others' is created to muzzle the president's political opponents. The White House said Wednesday that security clearances are under review for former U.S. National Intelligence director James Clapper, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, former Obama administration National Security adviser Susan Rice, former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden and ...

World New Mexico compound defendants face detention hearing
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The prosecutors provided more details about the accusations during a court hearing in which they asked that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and four other defendants be held pending trial on child abuse charges. The Badgers said law enforcement officers from the sheriff's department and the New Mexico State Police visited the site and spoke to members of the group at the entrance to the compound on at least two occasions in January and February to address the Badgers' eviction concerns.

World Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed
Author: 0 Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed

They are the only two suspects in custody and face the death penalty if convicted. Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (left) and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (right) appear before a Malaysian court for the murder of Kim Jong Nam. News reports said Aisyah's lawyer Gooi Soon Seng told reporters they are deeply disappointed with the ruling. However, he suggested the prosecution's case had been weakened by its sole reliance on security footage and its failure to call any witnesses to the stand.

World Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law
Author: 0 Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

Under the new spending plan, the Pentagon is authorized to purchase 77 F-35 fighter jets at a cost of almost $7.6 billion, among other aircraft and equipment. Besides setting policy and spending levels, the bill weakens a bid to clamp down on Chinese telecom company ZTE. Instead, the NDAA strengthens the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which determines whether proposed foreign investments threaten national security .

World The Burka row is a gift to Labour
Author: 0 The Burka row is a gift to Labour

Labour initially insisted Mr Corbyn, who had been at a political conference, was paying respects at a memorial to those killed by an Israeli air strike on Palestine Liberation Organisation offices in Tunis in 1985. He told Sky's Tamara Cohen that he participated in the memorial to achieve peace in the Middle East, including having "laid the wreath" on behalf of the victims of an Israeli raid on the PLO organization in Tunis.

World US President signs US$717 billion defense bill for FY2019
Author: 0 US President signs US$717 billion defense bill for FY2019

McCain National Defence Authorisation Act - named after the Arizona senator, who is battling brain cancer - broadens the scope of the committee that reviews foreign investments in the United States for national security concerns. Leaders of United States intelligence agencies have said they are concerned that ZTE, Huawei and some other Chinese companies are beholden to the Chinese government or Communist Party, raising the risk of espionage.

World Trump cites Russian Federation probe as motive for revoking ex-CIA director's clearance
Author: 0 Trump cites Russian Federation probe as motive for revoking ex-CIA director's clearance

Last month he called the U.S. president's performance at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland " nothing short of treasonous ". Security clearance gives access to a range of classified information, as well as to briefings not available to other officials. Trump wrote Paul a letter of introduction to Putin when Paul traveled last week to Russian Federation.

World USA media fight back against Trump attacks
Author: 0 USA media fight back against Trump attacks

President Donald Trump's attacks against the profession, the president doubled down with a tweet saying, in all caps, that "THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY". "BUT WE ARE WINNING!", the president posted on his Twitter account. Trump has frequently criticized journalists and described news reports that contradict his opinion or policy positions as fake news.

World Afghan Forces Continue to Battle the Taliban for Control of Ghazni
Author: 0 Afghan Forces Continue to Battle the Taliban for Control of Ghazni

Bodies wrapped in sheets lay in open wooden coffins in the hospital. "My brother has been lying here and no one takes care of him". The government in Kabul insisted that Ghazni was under its control but residents reported fierce clashes in several districts of the city and streets strewn with corpses.

World Government rests in ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort's fraud trial
Author: 0 Government rests in ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort's fraud trial

The case arose from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. This email, as seen below, is a correspondence between former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner .

World US says North Korea talks moving 'in right direction'
Author: 0 US says North Korea talks moving 'in right direction'

President Moon also laid out more of his vision for peace on the Korean Peninsula, . namely linking up railroads, energy and joint economic cooperation with North Korea . The invitation was issued in June but the Kremlin said Pyongyang had yet to respond. The President said that the development of relations between South and North is the driving force that ultimately promotes the denuclearization of the region.

Author: 0 John Brennan's Security Clearance Revoked by Trump

Brennan had been critical of the president's handling of the controversy surrounding the release of Omarosa Manigault-Newman's book on Twitter. Kerry, a frequent Trump critic, accused the president of putting "petty politics ahead of patriotism".

World Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi
Author: 0 Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi

India is the sixth-largest economy in the world and Modi said worldwide institutions see India as giving strength to the world economy for the next three decades. "The decision was taken by our government to provide the MSP of 1.5 times of production cost". In his address to the nation on Independence Day , Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day and touched upon a range of issues.

World Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions…
Author: 0 Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions…

Abadi will still go ahead with a planned visit to Turkey on August 14, but has scrapped the Iran leg of the trip "because of his busy schedule", his office said. "We are saddened by this position which shows he (Abadi) has been defeated psychologically in the face of the Americans", he concluded. Abadi's comment came a week after he pledged that Iraq will follow the USA sanctions on Iran for the sake of protecting Iraq's interests.

World Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala
Author: 0 Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala

Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8. From Kasaragod in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the south, all rivers are in spate and shutters of 35 dams, including Mullaperiyar, have been opened.

Author: 0 Did Donald Trump use the N-word?

Omarosa also reportedly taped Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump calling her after she was sacked to offer their condolences and say they had no idea it was happening. She has been trashing Trump in the media all week, and clearly holds a grudge over her abrupt sacking from her position as a senior adviser to the President a year ago.

World At least 48 killed, 67 injured in Kabul blast targetting Shia community
Author: 0 At least 48 killed, 67 injured in Kabul blast targetting Shia community

Afghan officials say the bomber targeted a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha where a group of young men and women, all high school graduates, were studying for university entrance exams. At least 100 security forces were killed in the fight for Ghazni, officials said, and it is feared that at least as many civilians died. The Public Health Ministry said 35 wounded had been brought to city hospitals, in addition to the 25 killed, adding to the mounting list of ...

World Air quality poor as wildfire smoke drifts back over Calgary
Author: 0 Air quality poor as wildfire smoke drifts back over Calgary

Tuesday's air quality has been categorized as " unhealthy " by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and is the worst it has been in weeks. According to Metro Vancouver's air quality map , the health index for the region ranges from six in Richmond, Delta and Langley to eight in Metro Vancouver and the Eastern Fraser Valley.

World Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial
Author: 0 Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial

Prosecutors have requested two hours for their closings - an opportunity to stitch the barrage of documents and hours of often-technical witness testimony they have presented to jurors over the last two weeks into a cohesive narrative. During the trial, prosecutors said that after Manafort's Ukraine work dried up in 2015 and he began to run out of money, he lied to lenders about his income and debts to obtain millions of dollars in loans.

World USA general to investigate attack on Yemeni school bus
Author: 0 USA general to investigate attack on Yemeni school bus

The bodies wrapped in white shrouds were transported from the hospital to a large square for prayers before heading to the graveyard, where rows of graves were dug on Friday, according to Reuters. The attack killed at least 50 and wounded over 60 others, the vast majority of whom were young children. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said its medical teams received the bodies of 29 children, all under the age of 15.

World Hundreds hurt as Spanish festival boardwalk collapses into sea
Author: 0 Hundreds hurt as Spanish festival boardwalk collapses into sea

Over 300 visitors were given medical attention after the incident, which sparked panic as people scrambled to safety and were frantically looking for friends and loved ones. He told Cadena Ser radio that the boardwalk collapsed "probably because of excessive weight" on it. More than 130 people are being treated for injuries or shock, the Spanish media said.

World More than 300 Pennsylvania priests committed sexual abuse over decades
Author: 0 More than 300 Pennsylvania priests committed sexual abuse over decades

It was not immediately clear how many fresh charges could be brought following what the report called the most comprehensive to date about child sex abuse within the Catholic church , investigating all but two of the U.S. The grand jury called for changes in the law that would scrap the statute of limitations for child sex abuse, give victims more time to file civil lawsuits and tighten legislation compelling people to report abuse they find out about.

World Highway bridge gives way in Italy, killing at least 35
Author: 0 Highway bridge gives way in Italy, killing at least 35

One Italian official told ANSA that 30 to 35 cars and three trucks were on the Morandi Bridge when it collapsed. Autostrade, a unit of Atlantia, said work to shore up its foundation was being carried out at the time of the collapse. Atlantia and Autostrade per l'Italia could not immediately be reached for comment. Stefano Marigliani, the Autostrade official responsible for the Genoa area, told Reuters: "The collapse was unexpected and unpredictable".

World Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set
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The rapid rapprochement between the two neighbours that began this year paved the way for a landmark meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singaporein June. "And also we have been telling North Koreans without making some concrete moves toward denuclearisation it will be very hard for the USA to accept the North Korean position".

World Over 100 killed in Taliban onslaught in Afghan town
Author: 0 Over 100 killed in Taliban onslaught in Afghan town

Radmanish told The Associated Press the Taliban were driven to an area known as Hasanabad about 500 meters (yards) outside the city. Late Thursday Taliban fighters launched a major assault on the provincial capital of Ghazni , just a two hour drive south of Kabul .

World Landmark deal sails into Caspian Sea
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The Caspian sea was shared between the five countries located on its shores. The port will be capable of handling heavy-duty vessels with a payload of 15,000-25,000 tonnes. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Caspian littoral states started negotiations over the legal status of the sea. This prize of vast resources has led to past bitter disputes - including the deployment of warships to deter contractors hired by rival companies.

World Pilot Dies After Crashing Plane Into His Utah Home
Author: 0 Pilot Dies After Crashing Plane Into His Utah Home

Neighbors who saw the crash said they couldn't believe it. Slade Buhler told CNN affiliate KTVX-TV he heard the plane circling the neighborhood around 2:30 a.m. "We don't know what his ultimate goal was, whether he meant to hit it low like he did or whether he meant to hit it higher", Sandoval said, adding that the incident "could have been so much worse than what it was".

World Auto smashes into security barriers outside Britain’s parliament, driver arrested amid injuries
Author: 0 Auto smashes into security barriers outside Britain’s parliament, driver arrested amid injuries

A vehicle crash outside the Houses of Parliament which left two people in hospital on Tuesday morning is being treated as a terror attack, say investigators. Don't miss out on the latest news and information. The police were very fast, they vaulted over the safety barrier and headed towards the vehicle. "I've seen people, about 10, on the road, lying down, but I haven't seen any fatalities", Williams said.

World Trump tweets Harley-Davidson boycott backing in escalating tariff row
Author: 0 Trump tweets Harley-Davidson boycott backing in escalating tariff row

Harley said it stands to lose as much as $ 100 million a year, and the company pledged to shift some of its production overseas so that it could avoid the added tariffs on motorcycles sold in the EU. Harley Davidson said the tariffs could cost it between $30 - $45 million in 2018 and up to $90 -$ 100 million over a full, 12-month period. Democratic Sen.

World Iran's Ayatollah wants 'no negotiations with the US'
Author: 0 Iran's Ayatollah wants 'no negotiations with the US'

President Donald Trump to leave the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose tough sanctions. Iran's judiciary says the authorities have arrested 67 people in a drive against financial crime as the country faces renewed US sanctions and public outcry against widespread corruption.

World No room in US for ‘neo-nazism’: Ivanka Trump
Author: 0 No room in US for ‘neo-nazism’: Ivanka Trump

The Unite the Right march gave way to violence, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer after a self-identified white supremacist rammed his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters. A Politico-Morning Consult poll found that "55 percent of voters say race relations have worsened under Trump, compared with 16 percent who say they have gotten better".

World Abadi cancels visit to Iran after sanctions decision
Author: 0 Abadi cancels visit to Iran after sanctions decision

The sanctions are meant to hinder Tehran's acquisition of US currency; its precious metals trade; bank transactions denominated in the Iranian rial; activities related to Iran's sovereign debt; and the country's automotive sector. It includes prohibiting them from complying with the unilateral US sanctions. "Sometimes you need to take a stand against friends". Burt said the deal was an important part of regional security and that, with the European Union, the government was trying to ...

World Donald Trump's show of military strength Photogallery
Author: 0 Donald Trump's show of military strength Photogallery

Officials fear that using hardware from the Chinese companies can be a security threat and a bill to limit their presence in government institutions was in the works for several months. The bill retains language blocking USA government purchases and contracts with ZTE. The NDAA also includes substantial language aimed at forcing the military into better reporting of aspects of their assorted to wars to Congress.