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World Big Ben's bongs to be silenced for four years from next week
Author: 0 Big Ben's bongs to be silenced for four years from next week

Big Ben weighs 13.7 tonnes and strikes every hour to the note of E and its bongs every 15 minutes. It last fell silent in 2007 and before that, for major refurbishments between 1983 and 1985. The Great Clock will be dismantled and refurbished as part of the project, which will also see repairs carried out to the Elizabeth Tower which houses the bell and clock.

World Nikki Haley: New UN Sanctions a 'Gut Punch' to North Korea
Author: 0 Nikki Haley: New UN Sanctions a 'Gut Punch' to North Korea

The US and the global community is "not going to run scared from North Korea", US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said after Pyongyang refused to roll back its nuclear weapons programme. It was those words, according to the Post , that enabled China and Russian Federation to support the sanctions resolution at the United Nations over the weekend in an worldwide partnership that Obama also cultivated.

World North Korea details Guam missile plan as it scoffs at Donald Trump
Author: 0 North Korea details Guam missile plan as it scoffs at Donald Trump

But Abella has called on North Korea, the U.S. and other countries involved in the issue to observe self-restraint to avoid conflict in the Asia Pacific region. The resolution was backed by China - North Korea's principal ally - and Russian Federation. 'We are very strongly in support of the United Nations process, which has and continues to put pressure on North Korea to stop acting in an irresponsible way, and we will continue strongly to support the United Nations process which will, I ...

World Guangzhou Evergrande boss confirms Paulinho to Barcelona
Author: 0 Guangzhou Evergrande boss confirms Paulinho to Barcelona

Paulinho would be Barcelona's first signing since losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record 222-million-euro move. " Paulinho is a player with high individual quality, he is an outstanding player, both for his club and for the national team ", said Guangzhou's manager Scolari.

Author: 0 Trump tweets 'military solutions are in place'

Marines now stationed in Japan to the island between 2024 and 2028. The United States and South Korea remain technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence missions. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of global concern about the situation.

World HPE goes for Mission to Mars with Supercomputer Launch
Author: 0 HPE goes for Mission to Mars with Supercomputer Launch

NASA only allows computer systems to be sent to space that are rugged enough to withstand the radiations, solar flares, and intense pressure. Typically when NASA wants to send a computing device into space, the device must be modified and hardened which takes time and money.

World Pak, China are all weather friends: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Author: 0 Pak, China are all weather friends: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

He said Pakistan-China bilateral ties are time tested and the relationship between the two countries has attained new heights after CPEC, which is a game changer for the region and beyond. Pakistan and China on Sunday signed a number of documents to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of education and infrastructure development.

World Lexington mayor pushes to remove Confederate statues in wake of rally
Author: 0 Lexington mayor pushes to remove Confederate statues in wake of rally

Gray said he would ask the city council on Tuesday to request to the state military commission that the memorials be moved. While supporters of the removal of such monuments decry Confederate symbols as representative of racist hatred, others argue that they should continue to be on public display as remnants of Southern heritage.

World Venezuela expected to dominate Pence's Latin American trip
Author: 0 Venezuela expected to dominate Pence's Latin American trip

Mexico does not consider military action as a possible measure to resolve the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. One outspoken Democratic congressman denounced Trump's comments. Maduro recently offered to meet with Trump at the United Nations to diplomatically resolve sanctions the USA recently leveled at Venezuela.

Author: 0 Top US General to Meet Moon Amid N.Korea Tensions

Dunford will leave for China on Monday. The US has nearly 30,000 military personnel stationed in South Korea and has assured the country's security since the Korean War ended without a peace treaty nearly six decades ago. might be willing to accept collateral damage among its Asian allies to protect the American homeland. Moon and Dunford are likely to reaffirm the two countries' long-standing military alliance.

World Suspect fatally stabs Istanbul officer in police station
Author: 0 Suspect fatally stabs Istanbul officer in police station

The suspect was taken to Istanbul police headquarters, where police say he attacked an officer with a knife. It was not immediately clear how the man managed to keep a knife while being taken into custody. Anti-terror forces detained dozens of alleged IS members in Istanbul last month, accusing several of them of preparing a "sensational attack" in Turkey.

World Padres Drop Final Game in Dodgers Series
Author: 0 Padres Drop Final Game in Dodgers Series

San Diego has a few key hitters at their disposal. Myers popped a homer on Thursday; Renfroe went 0-for-4. In five innings, Ryu gave up seven hits, including a home run, two walks and three runs. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are 18-4 in their last 22 Friday games and 24-3 in their last 27 games versus a left-handed starter. His back to the plate as he stomped toward the mound, Luis Perdomo chucked the ball into his glove, over and over, as Yasmani Grandal crossed home with the Dodgers' second ...

World Dead In Post Election Clashes In Kenya
Author: 0 Dead In Post Election Clashes In Kenya

A police officer who spoke to a Standard Newspaper reporter said they had been sent on duty but no one was following up on their welfare and that they were already running out of teargas canisters which are essentially what they should be using in dispersing protesters.

World Confrontation with North Korea not imminent
Author: 0 Confrontation with North Korea not imminent

Asked if that meant that he does not expect any future missile tests, Pompeo said he is "quite confident" that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un "will continue to try to develop a missile program, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test".

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger confirms major Arsenal injury boost as 28-year-old returns

The France worldwide joined Arsenal for a club-record £52million transfer from Lyon this summer, and has made an immediate impact by heading in an early goal against Leicester City . The French coach is keen to strengthen the squad and confirmed that they are open to further additions, but it is likely to happen only after they trim the senior squad , which already consists of 33 players.

World 7 white helmets rescuers shot dead in gun attack
Author: 0 7 white helmets rescuers shot dead in gun attack

The attackers stole two vehicles and other equipment in the incident targeting a civil defense office in the town of Sarmin at dawn, Idlib. Corroborating the attack, the Aleppo Media Center activist group said seven volunteers were killed in an attack - and posted video and photos of their funeral.

World Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Wisconsin Dragstrip
Author: 0 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Wisconsin Dragstrip

Two of the victims died at the scene, while a third died on the way to the hospital, according to Beth. The men were standing near a food vendor when a gunman approached and shot them at what appeared to have been point-blank range, Beth told reporters.

World Army clashes with suspected jihadists at Burkina Faso cafe
Author: 0 Army clashes with suspected jihadists at Burkina Faso cafe

A Reuters witness saw customers running out of restaurant in Ouagadougou as police and paramilitary gendarmerie surrounded it amid gunfire. Security and elite forces are conducting an operation, ' he said on television. The hotel and cafe attack came weeks after jihadists claimed an assault on a top hotel in Bamako, capital of neighbouring Mali, that killed 20 people.

World Travis Park vigil honors victims of Charlottesville attack
Author: 0 Travis Park vigil honors victims of Charlottesville attack

Heyer, a 32-year-old from Charlottesville, and left at least 19 other people injured, some critically. State officials said the helicopter had been involved in monitoring the protests, the Associated Press reported. Nguyen says she knows first-hand what it's like to be victimized because of race, as well as her sexual orientation. "People are exhausted of this and they're not going to take it anymore".

Author: 0 Trump should have been 'much harsher' with Charlottesville statement, Scaramucci says

Aside from the president's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner few people in the White House can talk bluntly to Trump, Scaramucci said . On Saturday, the president had blamed " many sides ". After appearing on This Week, Scaramucci did a Facebook Live with ABC News, where he sat down with Klein. "Bannon serves as a symbol of white nationalism and his high place in the White House only energizes that sentiment", they continued.

World USA general, S. Korean leader meeting Monday
Author: 0 USA general, S. Korean leader meeting Monday

He added that he wanted to underscore the United States' "ironclad commitment" to its alliance with Seoul and Tokyo. The general is also scheduled to visit China and Japan. President Donald Trump once called Kim a "pretty smart cookie". Meanwhile, US military forces "stand ready" to safeguard Guam after the North threatened to fire ballistic missiles toward the American Pacific island territory, the White House said.

World Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev to retire by July 2018
Author: 0 Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev to retire by July 2018

Narev faced calls to step down last week after the financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC launched a civil action against the bank alleging "serious and systemic non-compliance" of the laws more than 53,000 times. Narev has led Commonwealth Bank to a series of record annual profits. Austrac's allegations largely relate to a failure to provide timely reports on transactions above a A$10,000 threshold over about three years from 2012, as well as accusations it failed to report suspicious ...