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United States military announces THAAD test in Alaska as soon as this weekend


THAAD launchers are also stationed in the US territory of Guam in the western Pacific. A successful flight test for targeting intermediate range ballistic missiles was conducted earlier this month. The US military has blamed human error for a botched ballistic missile intercept test in late June, an embarrassing failure amid an ongoing row with North Korea over its missile program . Lire la suite »

1st LD Writethru: 3 killed, 9 injured in building collapse in India

Nine people were rescued from the spot, said police official. The building is located on LBS Road, near Shreyas Cinema in Ghatkopar West. The Mumbai fire brigade has termed it as a major incident. Around eight fire engines, a rescue van and an ambulance have been rushed to the spot, he said. "Our rescue teams are conducting search operations to help people trapped inside", he added. Lire la suite »

Deputies checking on neglect complaint find 4 dead dogs at Burlington kennel


A mutual aid request was made to Burlington Animal Services to assist in the seizure and housing of all the remaining animals. The deceased animals have been transported to Raleigh for a necropsy to determine the cause of death. Investigators have found four dead dogs in a North Carolina kennel after a walk-through of the business led to the removal of 18 animals. The sheriff's office says the Alamance County District Attorney has been contacted about possible criminal charges. Lire la suite »

Il attaque un policier en criant Allah Akbar, à Melilla (Gibraltar)


Il aurait crié " Allahou Akbar " dans son assaut, selon la même source. L'homme a été interpellé par la police a, quant à lui, confirmé le ministre de l'Intérieur espagnol Juan Ignacio Zoido. L'Espagne exerce sa souveraineté sur les enclaves de Ceuta et Melilla au Maroc respectivement depuis 1580 et 1496. Depuis 2005, Ceuta et Melilla font face à une très forte pression migratoire, avec des milliers de clandestins sub-sahariens qui tentent de pénétrer chaque année dans ces antichambres de ... Lire la suite »

Wizarding World of Harry Potter to get new thrill ride


Since back in 2015 , it's been rumored that Universal was looking to integrate the (at the time) the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films into the Potter universe at the parks, specifically within Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. It's going to be the ideal addition to Hogsmeade. Unfortunately two incidents involving riders and loose objects during the summer 2011 forced Universal to suspect the dueling aspect of the ride. Lire la suite »

'Star Trek: Discovery' Comic Con Trailer Teases A Klingon/Starfleet War


While the recent Star Trek: Beyond briefly showed John Cho's Sulu - portrayed in the original series by LGBT+ activist George Takei, who came out in 2005 - with a boyfriend and a child, many felt that the issue was glossed over. "Thrilled to hear that #StarTrekDiscovery will feature an openly gay couple played by @ablinokid and @wruz73". The concept art was revealed at the Star Trek: Discovery gallery event just outside of Comic-Con International: San Diego . Lire la suite »

Everyone loves Nicolas Cage looking miserable in Kazakhstan


This time around, it's a photo of the Con Air star standing next to Kazakhstan's first lady, Sara Nazarbayeva, as he attended the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival while dressed in traditional Kazakh garb and looking absolutely miserable that has the 'net in hysterics. Lire la suite »

Dufourmantelle dead: French philosopher drowns rescuing children near St Tropez


NPR reports that Anna Dufourmantelle, 53, was bathing at Pampelonne, a beach in St. Tropez, when an orange warning flag was changed to red, prohibiting swimming due to unsafe weather conditions. "Being alive is a risk. Life is a metamorphosis and it begins with this risk", she told the left-wing daily. Security in any visual sense, such as armed officers on streets during heightened terror alerts or threats, she said, can also generate or increase fear. Lire la suite »

Judge grants motion to temporarily halt deportation of Iraqi immigrants


Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who are representing the immigrants argued that the Iraqis could face persecution, torture or death back home because many were regarded as religious minorities in the country. "The Government opposes the motion, principally on the grounds that this Court has no jurisdiction to provide any relief - even temporary relief - and that Petitioners' only recourse is to seek a stay of removal before the immigration courts", Goldsmith wrote. Lire la suite »

Former sect leader found guilty of polygamy in Canada case


Blackmore ... would not deny his faith in his 2009 statement to police". The co-accused of Blackmore, James Oler, was past the ring on the finger of five joint. Blackmore was shown a list of his alleged wives and made two corrections to the details, Donegan said. The men were first charged in 2009 and were charged in 2014 for the second time with practising polygamy. Lire la suite »

Modi condoles death of Professor Yash Pal


Born in 1926 in current day Pakistan, Yash Pal received his Master's degree from Punjab University in 1949 and received his Doctorate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. Prof. Pal was awarded with Kalinga Prize by UNESCO for his contribution towards popularizing science among masses. Pal also served as the Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 2007 to 2012. Lire la suite »

Joint venture to operate new commuter rail line, Malloy announces in Wallingford


Working as partners, the two companies will be responsible for operating the trains, maintaining the stations and parking areas and handling a variety of customer service operations for the Hartford Line. Trains will top out at 110 miles per hour, DOT officials said. "It's much more convenient to have more trains coming through Wallingford". "Both companies operate commuter rail , light rail , metro rail and modern and vintage streetcar systems across the United States", Malloy said, ... Lire la suite »

À 19 ans, il risque de rester paraplégique à cause d'une blague


Deux passagers prennent place dans le véhicule et le conducteur démarre sur le terrain privé. La victime est emmenée dans un état grave aux urgences du CHU de Nîmes. Une enquête pour violences involontaires ayant entraîné une incapacité définitive a été ouverte par les gendarmes. Les jeunes gens sont passibles d'une peine de prison. Lire la suite »

APL. Leur baisse avait bien été envisagée sous Hollande

S'il ne veut pas "minorer l'effort demandé aux bénéficiaires" de cette aide sociale, le porte-parole du gouvernement a expliqué que cette baisse correspondait "à une urgence". (...) Aucune autre mesure que celles mises en oeuvre n'a été évoquée durant les débats parlementaires et encore moins votée . Ce que Philippe Dallier, sénateur LR. Lire la suite »

Des soldats du feu de la région envoyés dans le sud — Incendies


Vers 1 heure du matin, 320 pompiers étaient encore sur place. "70 personnels supplémentaires sont attendus ainsi qu'une quinzaine d'engins", a-t-il expliqué à l'AFP. " L'A51 (qui relie Aix-en-Provence à Manosque) a été coupée dans les deux sens de circulation: à Cadarache et à Pertuis. La journée d'aujourd'hui, et très vraisemblablement celle de demain, sont autant inquiétantes que l'était celle de lundi puisque les conditions de sécheresse n'ont, naturellement, pas été modifiées et que le ... Lire la suite »

Virginia man killed in crash at Maryland raceway


Reports indicate the vehicle never decelerated and the parachute never opened. Dunford, a Tazewell native had raced most of his adult life. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Lire la suite »

United States woman pleads guilty over fiance's kayak death


Graswald reportedly admitted to knowing he Viafore was drinking, that the weather was going to be potentially unsafe, and that her fiancé was not wearing the proper gear. Viafore, and stood to receive a total of $250,000. Her attorney, Richard Portale, maintained during his defense that Viafore's death was at the tragic nexus of freezing water, harsh waves and alcohol use. Lire la suite »

Bihar DM gets overzealous; asks villager to sell his wife


A district magistrate in India's Bihar state has courted controversy by allegedly asking a villager to "sell his wife" if he could not arrange money to build a toilet at home, The Times of India reported. The Telegraph added that Tanuj later accused male villagers of being indifferent to the safety of their womenfolk who have had to face sexual assault when they step out to relieve themselves at night. Lire la suite »

Six Congress MPs Suspended From Lok Sabha For 5 days


Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar demanded action against the members who threw papers towards reporter's table. "Gaurav Gogoi snatched papers from the table, tore them into bits and flung them towards the Chair. Former Union Minister and senior Congress MP M Veerapa Moily told Mirror, "One can not blame the Speaker". They later alleged that Thakur had shown the video to the speaker and yet she did not take action against him and rather used it to name and shame them. Lire la suite »

Purchase of Tropical Uniforms for Afghanistan Draws Mattis's Rebuke


The memo, obtained Monday by Fox News, highlights a June report by the USA special inspector general for Afghanistan (SIGAR) which found that as much as $28 million had been wasted by the Pentagon over a ten-year period on uniforms for Afghan soldiers with a camouflage pattern deemed unsuitable for the country's predominantly desert terrain. Lire la suite »