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WhatsApp Launches New Business Accounts


It is aimed to replace the traditional SMS service and make it easier for businesses and its customers to interact with one another. While this doesn't necessarily mean that ads definitely aren't coming to WhatsApp anytime soon, the company has previously labelled adverts as "the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought". Read More »

Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom': Putin

The meeting, held on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok , comes two days after the two leaders held a telephone conversation about North Korea's latest nuclear test . China has been considering closing a customs post along the border with North Korea, according to the Daily NK, a Seoul-based website that says it gathers information from informants inside the isolated nation. Read More »

President Trump visits Houston, distributes supply for Harvey survivors


His visit on Saturday is expected to be markedly different. President Donald Trump visited the Houston area on Saturday. Colonial Pipeline expects on Monday to reopen a segment of its system to transport distillates from Houston to Hebert, Texas , the company said on Sunday, and the line would be ready to move gasoline on Tuesday. Read More »

Putin Warns Against 'Military Hysteria' Over North Korea


That is pre-condition North Korea has consistently balked at, and Russian Federation still appears to have its back. Putin said further sanctions would be ineffective and advocated peaceful dialogue as the only solution to the conflict. Ms Kang told parliament that her nation is working with the United States for the "strongest" measures against North Korea. China has consistently called for an easing of tensions and has backed Russia's calls for talks. Read More »

Smriti Irani condemns killing of Gauri Lankesh


Lankesh edited a weekly newspaper called Gauri Lankesh Patrike and was known as fearless and outspoken journalist who was seen as critical of right wingers and Hindu nationalists. In a report published previous year, the Committee to Protect Journalists said that 27 journalists had been killed "with complete impunity" in India since 1992. Read More »

Federer wins in 3 sets to reach US Open quarters


The 2009 champion at Flushing Meadows had a fever and thought about quitting while dropping the opening two sets with little resistance against No. 6-seeded Dominic Thiem in the fourth round Monday. The next three games went with the server and with Thiem ahead in the set, he was then left to serve for the match at 5-3. Against del Potro, he's an impressive 16-5 . Read More »

Storm Harvey strikes again


Remember when Obama wore the tan suit? Harvey was the biggest rainstorm in US mainland history, causing extreme flooding as it made its way over coastal Texas cities. Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall again in the US state of Louisiana after hovering in the Gulf of Mexico. "There are still many rescues in the region, but with regards to the city of Houston, we are starting to move into the recovery phase with the number of rescues being dramatically down", he told CNN . Read More »

Anger as Trump ends amnesty for 800000 young immigrants


Senator Chuck Schumer said most Americans know how heartless this DACA decision is, ripping apart families and telling people who worked so hard to become Americans for years that they now have to leave the country. "We will ask our Congressional delegation to move quickly to take action to provide protection for our undocumented students and give them a path to permanent residency and eventually citizenship". Read More »

China, Russia urge talks with North Korea at United Nations


While an oil embargo is seen one of the most effective of all sanctions against the reclusive regime, it is not an easy one to be implemented, experts noted, since it would have to involve China and Russia. "Enough is enough", she said, urging stringent international action against the "rogue regime". In response to the latest tests, the South Korean Navy announced Tuesday it conducted live-fire drills off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula to check its "immediate operational ... Read More »

"This is something Congress has to fix" — Ryan on DACA


Reuters also reported , citing sources , that the president is expected to rescind the program. DACA is a program that protects children of undocumented immigrants , who were brought to the United States before they were old enough to make their own decisions. Read More »

France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability


This test marks the second time that a SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, officials said . "We see a North Korea whose objective is to have missiles capable of transporting a nuclear weapon tomorrow", Le Drian told RTL radio. Read More »

North Korea Says It Has Developed Hydrogen Bomb to Suit ICBM


Today the state-run Korean Central News Agency released photos of Kim Jong Un inspecting what his government described as a hydrogen bomb that could be attached to a missile capable of reaching the mainland United States. With each launch, experts say Pyongyang can further refine and flawless its missile technology. July 8, 2016: US and South Korea announce plans to deploy an advanced missile defence system - THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense). Read More »

Theresa May threatens more sanctions against North Korea

Tokyo planned to enhance efforts with Washington to persuade China and Russian Federation to change their positions against an envisaged oil embargo with a new UN Security Council resolution, Japan's Jiji news agency reported yesterday, citing informed sources. Read More »

White House Works on Disaster Relief


An estimated 6,000 vehicles came through a distribution point Friday, and the city hopes to set up additional distribution points Saturday. While the Neches River is expected to crest Saturday, the main water pump on the river has been knocked out of commission, leaving the city without clean water . Read More »

Trump administration asks Congress for $7.85bln in hurricane Harvey relief funds

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Houston on Saturday, where he's expected to meet with Harvey survivors after being criticized for not doing so while in Corpus Christi and Austin on Tuesday. "The president and First Lady will be back here [in Texas] on Saturday out with the families", Vice President Mike Pence told ABC News in an interview Thursday in Rockport, Texas. Read More »

Remnants of Harvey move through Midstate tonight and Saturday


Overnight, skies should clear and lows will be in the lower 60's. An upper ridge building from the east Saturday will result in highs in the upper 80s to low 90s across eastern Colorado through the holiday Monday . Any sun would be welcome, but it won't help to warm up temperatures too much, with highs in the cool upper 50s to low-mid 60s across the state. Labor Day , the weather is expected to cooperate with any outdoor plans you may have. Read More »

Trump, Abe Speak on the Phone Again

Senate approved a package of sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, which has branded North Korea the " most urgent and risky threat to peace", condemned the launch as reckless. Guam is 3,400 kilometers (2,110 miles) away from North Korea, but South Korea's military said the North may have fired the most recent missile at a shorter range. Read More »

North Korea claims it conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test


Yonhap , owned by South Korea, said the institute has succeeded in developing a "more developed nuke", bringing about a "signal turn" in the country's nuclear weaponization, according to the report . That prompted President Trump to promise to take action if North Korea continued to threaten nuclear action against the US. North Korea's state television said it would carry an important announcement at 0630 GMT, after an quake registering magnitude 6 .3 was detected near its known ... Read More »

South Korea could double weight of warheads after talks with Trump


U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly will soon nominate Georgetown University professor Victor Cha for ambassador to South Korea . But President Moon has said pressure alone will not deter North Korea. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of China said that Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test, despite the overwhelming opinion of the global community. Before taking office, Trump declared North Korea would not be allowed to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of ... Read More »

Kenya opposition leader says he will not share power


Kenya has made a remarkable statement to Africa and the world about its democracy and the character of that democracy. Immediately after the ruling, opposition supporters took to the streets in Nairobi and other towns where Mr. He said there had been " irregularities and illegalities " in the transmission of results and that this affected the integrity of the election. Onah underscored the need for the judicial arm of government of other African countries to take a cue from Kenya's ... Read More »

Christie criticism of Cruz rings hollow


The media is all over Ted Cruz's so-called hypocrisy, saying "how dare he vote against aid for Sandy but come begging for aid for Texas". Cruz told MSNBC's Katy Tur on Monday that he voted against the relief package because two-thirds of the bill contained unrelated pork and expenses that had nothing to do with assistance for Sandy victims. Read More »

Hurricane Irma expected to approach Caribbean as Category 4 storm


Washington: A powerful hurricane named Irma is rapidly intensifying in the open Atlantic and is posing a major threat to the Caribbean and the USA, weather officials said. Once winds in Irma reach 74 miles per hour, it will be classified as a hurricane . Be sure to download the Local 10 Hurricane Survival Guide to keep you safe before, during and after a storm. Read More »

Deaths rise, plant to explode amid flood — WHAT'S HAPPENING


Trump was greeted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott . "In the Beaumont area, the Neches River continues to rise". Large numbers of civilian volunteers also joined in the rescue effort. There were "at least four explosions", officials said. She said on air: "I've got to tell you, we're seeing a remarkably different President than we have seen in the past". Read More »

White House: Trump will donate $1 million to Harvey relief


Trump stayed mostly indoors during his visit to the state on Tuesday, where he received briefings on the disaster relief efforts from federal, state and local officials - an itinerary aimed at avoiding the worst-hit areas so as not to pull emergency responder resources from ongoing search-and-rescue operations. Read More »

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe discuss 'growing threat' posed by North Korea


North Korea claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, the country's sixth-ever test of a nuclear weapon and first since US President Donald Trump took office. It said this was a "curtain-raiser" for the North's "resolute countermeasures" against ongoing US-South Korean military drills. President Trump also responded to the missile tests, warning on Tuesday, Aug. Read More »

Four Reasons Why North Korea is Still Launching Its Missiles


The conversation on Saturday, as Trump was returning from flood-ravaged Louisiana, is the third time the two leaders have spoken since Tuesday, NPR's Scott Horsley reports . It is in the area where the North has conducted previous nuclear tests. Photo North Korea's state news agency released this photo Sunday showing the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, inspecting what it said was a missile-ready hydrogen bomb. Read More »

3 magnitude 'explosion' in North Korea, could be nuclear test


North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the natural disaster it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. It has defied United Nations sanctions and global pressure to develop nuclear weapons and to test missiles which could potentially reach the mainland US. Read More »

American Red Cross hosts shelter training workshop


ProPublica , a nonprofit investigative journalism outlet, wrote a compelling Twitter thread on August 30 urging followers to think about donating elsewhere. Response to flooded areas in Texas and Louisiana has been overwhelming. Portlight focuses on helping people with disabilities, including in disaster relief. Read More »

North Korea claims to have more advanced hydrogen bomb


The test drew a strong rebuke from ally China , which said it would protest the test with North Korea's ambassador in Beijing. But the more pressing question surfaces: Is there another imminent nuclear bomb test in the horizon? Korea's Meteorological Agency said North Korea's artificial quake was almost 10 times more powerful than the one triggered by its fifth nuclear test. Read More »

Kalraj Mishra likely to be dropped from Union Cabinet


He said ministers, including Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal and Manoj Sinha, are likely to be promoted. Patole's rebelliousness is not limited to his plain speak about the prime minister alone. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu who has made great efforts to overhaul the working of the Railways by improving amenities and passenger experience, and improving rail infrastructure, however, net with less success and instead was made to answer for a series of accidents. Read More »

Historians Weigh in on Confederate Monuments


The trend has been similar for other sellers of the Confederate battle flag, retailers report. A statue under the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington D.C. The story long in circulation was that some enterprising company was making statues of both Union and Confederate soldiers in the years after the war. Read More »

PM May says agreed with Japan to speed up North Korea sanctions


Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander of Pacific Air Forces. Such a decision would not be taken lightly given tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. "All possible sanctions aimed at preventing North Korea from using a map of external relations for the development of missile and nuclear programs banned by the [UN] Security Council, all conceivable and even unimaginable sanctions, which have little to do directly with these areas of DPRK's [the Democratic People's Republic ... Read More »

Officer Who Arrested Utah Nurse Placed On Administrative Leave


The bodycam footage shows the police officer becoming irritable, and later aggressive, as Wubbels tries to explain that she couldn't withdraw blood from an unconscious patient because it was not hospital policy. He is seen pulling her arms behind her and places handcuffs around her wrists before yanking her to the back of the patrol auto. "Stop! I've done nothing wrong!" Police released Wubbels without charges after she sat in a police auto for 20 minutes. Read More »