Big Ben bongs to be silenced

Big Ben bongs to be silenced

Last week Prime Minister Theresa May said it "can't be right" for Big Ben to be silent for four years but a spokeswoman said the question of whether the four-year period could be shortened was 'a decision for the House of Commons Commission'. Read More

Finnish court identifies knife attack suspect

Finnish court identifies knife attack suspect

Police said the suspect, an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum-seeker, who was shot by officers and arrested, appeared to have targeted women . The Turku court documents did not specify his nationality. Police will also request the detention of four Moroccan citizens who were arrested in an overnight raid on a Turku apartment building and refugee housing centre just hours after the attack. Read More

Florida State, Clemson enter 2017 season ranked top-5 in AP poll

Florida State, Clemson enter 2017 season ranked top-5 in AP poll

The Sooners, who are coming off a second straight Big 12 title and a Sugar Bowl victory, accumulated 1,170 points in the poll. Tennessee will start the season, he 5th for Butch Jones on the UT sideline, ranked 25th. 16 in the coaches poll . Hours before Florida State and Alabama square off, the Gators will open against No. 11 MI (3:30 p.m., ABC) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Read More

Iraq starts offensive to take ISIL-held Tal Afar

Iraq starts offensive to take ISIL-held Tal Afar

Last month, Iraqi forces dislodged ISIL from their last stronghold in Mosul, once Iraq's second largest city. "We announce the launch of an operation to liberate Tal Afar". Almost a million people remain displaced by the nine-month campaign to retake Mosul. "Mosul was a decisive victory for the Iraqi Security Forces, but it did not mark the end of [IS] in Iraq, or its worldwide threat". Read More

Police say man confessed to killing younger sister, 2 cousins

Police say man confessed to killing younger sister, 2 cousins

The police department tweeted that it is committed to "make an arrest & determine a motive" for the murders. They said Saturday they didn't know why Williams killed the youngsters. Prince George's County Police Assistant Chief Hector Velez said the entire force was mourning the tragic loss of three young lives. 'We have not determined who the person responsible is yet, ' she said. Read More

Three Barcelona suspects gunned down after second attack

Three Barcelona suspects gunned down after second attack

Six more people were injured in the attack. Police are also searching a house 60 miles from Barcelona , where they say an explosion killed one person hours before the van attack. Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen, shared her message on Friday in which she expressed condolences on behalf of herself and husband to King Felipe VI and Spanish citizens on the loss of lives in the attacks, Efe news reported . Read More

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Rahul Gandhi blames Narendra Modi's 'healthcare policies' for deaths

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Rahul Gandhi blames Narendra Modi's 'healthcare policies' for deaths

Stating that the youth has a big role in nation building, Modi urged those turning 18 to play the role of job creators than be job seekers. "Why don't they declare Emergency straightaway for the news censorship of the media, so that at least we will have some solace, we will have some sort of satisfaction that OK nothing can happen because there is Emergency", he said. Read More

Six Police Officers Shot: One Dead, Five Wounded

Six Police Officers Shot: One Dead, Five Wounded

Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said on Saturday that Everett Miller was arrested several hours after the shootings late Friday in this city south of Orlando. An early investigation found that Miller had also threatened police officers online, O'Dell said. Five minutes later, authorities received a call that police officers had been shot. Read More

House Democrats push for Congress to censure Trump

House Democrats push for Congress to censure Trump

Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to censure President Donald Trump over his comments made in response to the violent Charlottesville rally. Lawmakers rebuked President James K. Polk for starting the Mexican-American War without congressional approval. House Democrats, however, were not the only ones to condemn Trump's response to the violence and racial unrest in Charlottesville on Friday. Read More

Trump says decision made on new Afghan strategy

Trump says decision made on new Afghan strategy

The president returned to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey Saturday after a briefing with the National Security Council with no direction announced regarding whether the USA would send more troops to Afghanistan. About 1,600 words long letter drew attention of U.S. President saying that pulling out of Afghanistan would "truly deliver American troops from harm's way" and bring about "an end to an inherited war". Read More

North Korea Sees Planned US-South Korea Wargames as 'Catastrophe'

North Korea Sees Planned US-South Korea Wargames as 'Catastrophe'

The Republic of Korea and United States Combined Forces Command will begin the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise on August 21 and will be continued through - August 31, 2017. The news comes amid fears that the joint military exercises could ignite a new global war. The North later said it was holding off firing towards Guam, while it waited to see what the United States would do next. Read More

Korea, US defense chiefs speak about NK by phone

President Trump's message August 8 to Kim Jong Un after his threat to attack us: "If Pyongyang continues to make significant threats to the United States, it will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before". Read More

China didn't share hydrological data with India

China didn't share hydrological data with India

According to an India Today report , Hiramatsu said that India's involvement is understandable based on its bilateral agreements with Bhutan. India is also preparing to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in late September. But he found Chinese President Xi Jinping to be an unreliable partner, as China blocked India's application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group and blocked efforts at the United Nations to declare Pakistani militant Masood Azhar a terrorist at the United Nations. Read More

Omar for special aseembly session on Article 35A

Omar for special aseembly session on Article 35A

The NC Chief hoped that "the people of Jammu and Kashmir will rise above party politics and fight every overt or covert attempts to trample the Article 35A, which is regional neutral, religious neutral and ethnic neutral". "It is therefore appropriate to have the aspirations of the people reflected through the state legislature", he said. However, the Congress supported Omar's call for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly's special session over the issue. Read More

Phoenix mayor says he hopes Trump delays rally

Phoenix mayor says he hopes Trump delays rally

Metro Phoenix has hosted Super Bowls, music festivals and major professional and collegiate sporting events in recent years and national leaders - including presidents, vice presidents and campaign events of men and women running for the presidency. Read More

USA under Trump Series: Missouri Democratic senator hopes 'Trump is assassinated'

USA under Trump Series: Missouri Democratic senator hopes 'Trump is assassinated'

And State Rep. Joshua Peters - a fellow democrat who has clashed with Nadal before - wrote a letter to the Missouri Senate leadership calling for an ethics investigation. If she had any shred of remorse, she would not just resign from this office, but pledge never to run for another one. Stephen Webber, the chairman for the Missouri Democratic Party, was similarly displeased with Senator Chappelle-Nadal's comments. Read More

Avoiding Irish border checks is top priority for United Kingdom in Brexit negotiations

Avoiding Irish border checks is top priority for United Kingdom in Brexit negotiations

Ireland's foreign minister welcomed Britain's efforts to maintain a seamless border on Wednesday, but said that more details were needed on how they plan to execute their plan. The UK government's proposals for future customs arrangements and the Northern Irish border, after leaving the EU, do not go far enough to ensure the continuation of cross-border and EU-EU free trade, according to the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS). Read More

Trump retweets someone calling him a 'fascist'

Trump retweets someone calling him a 'fascist'

On Sunday President Trump told Fox News he is "seriously considering" pardoning Mr. Arpaio. Trump, who deleted his retweet without explanation, has called Arpaio a "great American patriot ". The Twitter user later tweeted that he was retiring from Twitter, saying he would "never top" the retweet from the president. Trump reportedly said the pardon could happen in the next few days. Read More

Traffic Nightmare Expected As President Trump Returns To NYC

Traffic Nightmare Expected As President Trump Returns To NYC

The Post notes that Trump, who plays golf approximately one day out of every five, has visited a building with his name on it almost every weekend day since the inauguration and has been to his Florida club, the Mar-a-Lago on 25 days as president. Read More

U-turn on North Korea; US opts for diplomacy

U-turn on North Korea; US opts for diplomacy

Pyongyang has been louder in its complaints against a new and tough round of sanctions imposed by the United Nations, with strong U.S. backing, and Washington's use of Guam as a staging ground for its stealth bombers, which could be used to attack North Korea and are a particularly sore point with the ruling regime in Pyongyang. Read More

Three killed in shooting at Wisconsin race track

Three killed in shooting at Wisconsin race track

It wasn't immediately clear if the suspect knew the victims, and investigators are working on a motive. The three were shot to death Sunday evening, August 13, 2017 at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove . The shooting is under investigation by Kenosha, Milwaukee, Chicago and Aurora authorities in addition to the FBI, Beth confirmed. "We believe that whoever did this is either still on here on site, or more likely left the Great Lakes Drag Strip", Beth said. Read More

Iran Parliament ratifies motion to counter US' 'terrorist' acts

Iran Parliament ratifies motion to counter US' 'terrorist' acts

Iran's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in response to recent new American sanctions. He was referring to a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, known officially as the JCPOA, under which Iran agreed to strict limits on its nuclear programme in exchange for an easing of sanctions. Read More

Scaramucci criticizes Trump in Sunday interview before mysteriously hinting about Bannon's demise

Scaramucci criticizes Trump in Sunday interview before mysteriously hinting about Bannon's demise

In his first televised appearance since he was ousted from his White House post , Scaramucci told This Week host George Stephanopoulos that - were he still Trump's communications director - he would not have written the fiercely criticized statement Trump gave on Saturday, shortly after the auto attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more. Read More

Trump declines to condemn white supremacy, blames 'many sides' for violence

Trump declines to condemn white supremacy, blames 'many sides' for violence

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted that one person died in the day's violence. He urged people to stay away and "deny those ideas more attention than they deserve". Leading white supremacist Richard Spencer echoed Kessler's sentiments and fully supported the rally noting via YouTube , "The Unite the Right rally will take place exactly as planned and the city of Charlottesville and the city of Charlottesville police will just have to deal with it". Read More

UP government orders inquiry, suspends medical college principal

UP government orders inquiry, suspends medical college principal

Breaking silence over death of 60 children in Gorakhpur , Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that issue of Encephalitis persists in Eastern region of the state since 1978. On Friday, it was reported that as many as 30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in a span of 48 hours at the hospital. The incident occured hardly two days after CM Yogi Adityanath had visited the medical college and instructed for improving the facilities. Read More