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World Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down
Author: 0 Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down

More than 1,000 people held a rally in response at the Lee-Jackson Monument in Wyman Park Dell Sunday and marched through Charles Village, rebuking the white supremacists and calling for the monument's removal. As a historian, I find it deeply sad as well as ironic that, at a time when education in history is withering in the United States , the importance of history has arguably never been greater.

World Monday's forecast looks good, but still could change for eclipse watchers
Author: 0 Monday's forecast looks good, but still could change for eclipse watchers

While forecasts last week predicted up to 50 percent cloud cover during the eclipse totality in Wyoming, NWS meteorologist Dave Lipson said that the Alberta clipper weather system may clear out the cloudy weather moving in from the south. "Jackson has the best chance of clearing out first", he said. Temperatures should fall a few degrees as the moon obscures the sun, the weather service said, then rebound after the sun re-emerges.

World Australian Jason Norris wins Fiji International title by four strokes
Author: 0 Australian Jason Norris wins Fiji International title by four strokes

I couldn't make any putts in the first two days but I had been hitting the ball good all week. I hit a lot of greens and fairways and I put myself in a lot of good positions. "I've had the yips for a couple of years", Norris said. Marchesani is due to contest the qualifying school later this year, but a victory on Sunday would give him a valuable European Tour exemption.

Author: 0 'Terror cell dismantled responsible for Barcelona attack'

Otso Iho of Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center said the Spanish assaults, which stretched out over two different cities, appeared to be "a much higher level of coordination than has been typically present in previous attacks". Police announced that four people were now in custody and three suspects, including Abouyaaquoub, are on the loose. In a tweet Saturday, Catalan police urged Alcanar residents not to be alarmed by the controlled explosions.

World American in Barcelona for 1st Anniversary Is Missing
Author: 0 American in Barcelona for 1st Anniversary Is Missing

They were walking in the Catalan city's Las Ramblas shopping district when Nunes-Tucker made a decision to look at some jewelry while Tucker ducked into a restroom. Jared Tucker leaves behind three daughters, his sister said in a message posted on a fundraising website. "We join Spain and countries around the world in grieving the senseless loss of so many innocent people ", Trudeau said.

Author: 0 Trump attacks removal of Confederate statues around the country

The road to radicalism in Charlottesville - whether it's white-supremacist extremism or jihadist extremism , the methods by which they attract and retain followers are strikingly similar. " Donald Trump's remarks clearly show he is not one of them". However, a day later Trump returned to his declaration that "both sides" were to blame for the violence during a remarkable news conference in NY.

World Duke removes Lee statue from its chapel
Author: 0 Duke removes Lee statue from its chapel

There are more than 700 Confederate statues in the United States according to the Southern Poverty Law Center , a lot of them created in the 1910s and 1920s, decades after the Civil War ended. Below is a screen capture of a November 2016 issue of a newsletter by the United Daughters of the Confederacy California Division detailing the history of the monument.

World Two TV actors killed in vehicle crash on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway
Author: 0 Two TV actors killed in vehicle crash on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway

The three were returning to Mumbai after a 2-day shoot at Vrindawan Studios, Umargaon. "Two victims were television actors returning to Mumbai from a shoot at Umbergaon in Gujarat", he said. Siddharth Kumar Tewary, producer of the serial, said, "We are shocked andsaddened by the tragic news". Mr Kang played the character of Indra in the show, while Mr Lavania played Nandi.

World Rep. Steve Cohen calls for Trump's impeachment
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Cohen calls for Trump's impeachment

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee stated on August 17 that he is introducing articles of impeachment against the president. Cohen continued by stating neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan are domestic terrorists and the President's comment that "there were very fine people on both sides" demonstrates his inability or unwillingness to protect Americans from enemies.

World North Korea: US, Japan step up cooperation in face of nuclear threat
Author: 0 North Korea: US, Japan step up cooperation in face of nuclear threat

Tokyo intends to spend more on defence equipment to counter the Pyongyang threat and possibly acquire offensive weapons to allow it to make a pre-emptive strike on North Korean bases. The assurance was given by Chairman U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford in a meeting with Chief of Staff of Japan's Self-Defence Forces, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, in Tokyo.

World IED explosion in Darjeeling, 20 shops blown up
Author: 0 IED explosion in Darjeeling, 20 shops blown up

We have technical and other inputs on the blast that took place in Darjeeling last night. Such was the intensity of the blast that glass window panes of nearby building were shattered. A bomb disposal squad team of the CID also inspected the spot. The GJM demands that a probe be initiated, at the earliest, by a high level enquiry committee, comprising of NIA officials under the supervision of the Supreme Court of India, so that an unbiased investigations can be carried out into this heinous ...

World Charlottesville Victim's Mom Says She Won't Talk to Trump
Author: 0 Charlottesville Victim's Mom Says She Won't Talk to Trump

Her daughter, Heather Heyer , was killed after a vehicle ploughed through a crowd in Charlottesville. "I'm not talking to the president now", she said . "At first, I just missed his calls", she said. A White House spokeswoman, Lindsay Walters, had said that the White House was looking to set up a "convenient" time for the president to talk to Bro.

World Heather Heyer's Mother Won't Take the President's Calls
Author: 0 Heather Heyer's Mother Won't Take the President's Calls

Following his non-reaction in the wake of the Charlottesville protests, President Trump , like a middle school boy forced to write "I will not talk during class" on a blackboard 100 times, went before the cameras again on Monday to read a statement that finally mentioned and laid blame on the KKK and white supremacists.

World Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism'
Author: 0 Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism'

Officials in several states have called for the removal of monuments that have become symbols of the Confederacy. In sum, I disagree with the thrust of Trump's tweets . Earlier this week Trump appeared to equivocate between a hate rally and those protesting it, saying there were "some very fine people" among those who championed hate in Virginia.

World Northwestern University professor and Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago in stabbing case
Author: 0 Northwestern University professor and Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago in stabbing case

Authorities said the attack was so violent the blade of the knife they believe was used was broken. When police found him, he had already been dead for at least 12 hours. One of the men made a $1,000 donation to a local library in Cornell-Duranleau's name. Wyndham Lathem, 42, and 56-year-old Andrew Warren are accused of the July 27 stabbing death of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, at Lathem's apartment in the 500 block of North State Street.

Author: 0 Majority of Americans disapprove Trump response to Charlottesville

Since February, the share of Democrats saying they support impeachment jumped from 58 percent to 72 percent, while the share of independents advocating for Trump's removal from office increased from 27 percent to 38 percent. Brad Sherman (D-California) and Al Green (D-Texas ) have already introduced articles of impeachment against Trump earlier in the summer. The institute also found that the president's favourability rating is now 38 percent, with 56 percent of Americans holding an ...

Author: 0 USA war games with S. Korea to go ahead

Moon, who took office in May, told a news conference to mark his 100th day in office that US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea. Dunford's statement came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in promised his citizens Thursday there "will be no war on the Korean peninsula ever again".

World Hashd Sha'abi fighters to take part in Tal Afar operation
Author: 0 Hashd Sha'abi fighters to take part in Tal Afar operation

About 2,000 battle-hardened militants remain in the city, according to US and Iraqi military commanders. Fearing the ground offensive, numerous city's residents have begun to flee the area. The city is surrounded by Iraqi government troops and Shiite volunteers in the south, and Kurdish peshmerga fighters in the north. The key priority, he said, is ensuring the Iraqis maintain momentum and have a good battle plan, and that the US-led coalition is prepared to support them.

World Rabbi that oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion joins chorus criticizing president's Charlottesville response
Author: 0 Rabbi that oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion joins chorus criticizing president's Charlottesville response

President Trump has faced all manner of criticism for his comments blaming "both sides" for the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Va., that killed a counter-protester. After counter-protester Heather Heyer was mowed down by a vehicle, Trump drew sharp criticism across the political spectrum for saying, "I think there's blame on both sides".

World Henrik Stenson takes 3rd-round lead at Wyndham Championship
Author: 0 Henrik Stenson takes 3rd-round lead at Wyndham Championship

The former Ohio State All-American finds himself at 187th in the FedEx Cup standings, more than 200 points back of the top 125. Ogilvy acknowledged he tended to play better under pressure. But followers of our golf tipster Ben Coley, who continued his great form in 2017 last weekend when his 50/1 selection Justin Thomas won the US PGA Championship , will be hopeful of celebrating another big priced victor should Ollie Schniederjans emerge triumphant.

World Seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman missing Barcelona
Author: 0 Seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman missing Barcelona

An aunt of Julian said the family is desperate for news of their "sweet, bubbly" boy who has been missing since the atrocity struck Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday (Aug 17). Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni confirmed Friday that two of his country's citizens were killed in the attacks, Bruno Gulotta and Luca Rossa.

World Iran's United Nations envoy hits back at USA counterpart for groundless allegations
Author: 0 Iran's United Nations envoy hits back at USA counterpart for groundless allegations

Also, following the testing of the space rocket, the U.S., Germany, France and England, which brokered the nuclear deal along with China and Russian Federation, called the launch "inconsistent" with resolution 2231 which calls upon Tehran not to conduct activities related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

World Trump takes to Twitter to defend Confederate statues
Author: 0 Trump takes to Twitter to defend Confederate statues

Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our handsome statues and monuments. You. Earlier this week authorities in Baltimore whisked away four controversial statues honouring Gen Lee, his fellow Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Roger Taney, author of a supreme court opinion saying African-Americans could not be considered full United States citizens.