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    How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and America

    How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and America


    Ultimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn...

    Ultimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.


    Why China Could Invade North Korea

    Why China Could Invade North Korea


    Beijing might be compelled to act militarily if Pyongyang was attacked or collapsed on its own. Over the past few months, tensions between the United States and North Korea have increased, with Kim Jung-un testing a possible hydrogen bomb on September 3...

    Beijing might be compelled to act militarily if Pyongyang was attacked or collapsed on its own. Over the past few months, tensions between the United States and North Korea have increased, with Kim Jung-un testing a possible hydrogen bomb on September 3 and the United Nations Security Council voting to implement further sanctions shortly after. Writers have discussed American policy towards China, the possibility of a deal with North Korea, and the need to avoid backing Kim into a corner.


    Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

    Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'


    Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular...

    Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.


    Woman expected to become Marines' first ever infantry officer

    Woman expected to become Marines' first ever infantry officer


    For the first time in American military history, the Marines are reportedly poised to have a female infantry officer. According to the Washington Post, an unnamed woman is expected to ascend to the leadership rank on Monday after having passed a...

    For the first time in American military history, the Marines are reportedly poised to have a female infantry officer. According to the Washington Post, an unnamed woman is expected to ascend to the leadership rank on Monday after having passed a required training course. The unprecedented development follows the American government opening military combat jobs to women during the Obama administration.


    Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

    Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans


    By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but...

    By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but left intact an icon of Jesus hanging above his bed. Cruz was one of thousands of Puerto Ricans picking through the wreckage left by Maria after the hurricane devastated basic services on the debt-laden U.S. territory, pitching most of its 3.4 million residents into darkness as night fell. Crashing into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, Maria flipped the tops off buildings, knocked out phones and electricity across the island and turned low-lying roads into swollen rivers awash with debris.


    Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

    Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive


    Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as...

    Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."


    Russia: U.S. War With North Korea 'Is Not an Option'

    Russia: U.S. War With North Korea 'Is Not an Option'


    Russia did not appreciate President Donald Trump's vow to "totally destroy" North Korea, and has plans of its own to solve the nuclear...

    Russia did not appreciate President Donald Trump's vow to "totally destroy" North Korea, and has plans of its own to solve the nuclear crisis.


    Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

    Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops


    Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if...

    Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.


    Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

    Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars


    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW...

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.


    Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

    Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma


    Staff at a Florida nursing home where nine patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state...

    Staff at a Florida nursing home where nine patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.


    Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

    Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse


    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem. Francis,...

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem. Francis, speaking in unscripted remarks to a commission advising him on how to root out sexual abuse, also acknowledged that early in his papacy he had made one bad call in being too lenient with an Italian priest who later went on to abuse again. Francis surprised members of the commission by putting aside his entire prepared speech and chatting to them.


    Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

    Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise


    Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim...

    Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.


    Mexico City earthquake: Facebook to donate $1m to quake victims

    Mexico City earthquake: Facebook to donate $1m to quake victims


    Facebook has said that it will donate $1m to the Red Cross in Mexico in the wake of a massive earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday. The tech giant has also waived fees for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) donations taken via the...

    Facebook has said that it will donate $1m to the Red Cross in Mexico in the wake of a massive earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday. The tech giant has also waived fees for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) donations taken via the charity’s Facebook page. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck this week was Mexico’s deadliest in over 30 years.


    Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

    Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack


    Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial...

    Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.


    Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and more hit the runway for Milan Fashion Week

    Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and more hit the runway for Milan Fashion Week


    After a whirlwind seven days in New York for Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner and the rest of her model pals hopped across the pond to London, and now Milan, to strut their stuff down more...

    After a whirlwind seven days in New York for Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner and the rest of her model pals hopped across the pond to London, and now Milan, to strut their stuff down more runways.


    These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

    These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales


    In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their...

    In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.


    'South Park' Finally Attacks Trump Again, Focusing On North Korea

    'South Park' Finally Attacks Trump Again, Focusing On North Korea


    Donald Trump has returned to ruin the lives of citizens in “South Park” yet again, despite show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s previous hints that the series wouldn’t satirize the president this...

    Donald Trump has returned to ruin the lives of citizens in “South Park” yet again, despite show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s previous hints that the series wouldn’t satirize the president this season.


    Canoeist Emma Kelty was 'raped and tortured' before bungling attackers set off SOS alarm

    Canoeist Emma Kelty was 'raped and tortured' before bungling attackers set off SOS alarm


    British canoeist Emma Kelty was tortured and raped as she died after being shot, villagers have claimed. The full details of the adventurer's last moments were revealed in a confession by one of the suspects hours after the attack. Ringleader Evanilson...

    British canoeist Emma Kelty was tortured and raped as she died after being shot, villagers have claimed. The full details of the adventurer's last moments were revealed in a confession by one of the suspects hours after the attack. Ringleader Evanilson Gomes da Costa, 24, died Wednesday after being shot by rival gangsters. Residents of the small riverside community of Lauro Sodre, near to where the crime took place, said all seven men accused of her murder are well-known drugs users in the village. And one local who knows da Costa - known by his nicknamed Baia - said the gangster spoke to him in the early hours of the morning following Ms Kelty's death last Wednesday night, revealing what they had done. The man, who didn't want to be named, said: "He said he was one of four men. The woman had put up her tent on the beach in exactly the area where the Colombia drug traffickers go through, and which is crawling with pirates who wait for them to arrive to attack. Ms Kelty was a seasoned traveller "These men aren't pirates though, they are just drug users. We are all shocked that these men from our community did such a terrible thing to this woman. "When the men saw her tent they thought it belonged to a Colombian with drugs, so they started firing from about 50 metres away. The woman was hit in the arm. She started waving frantically and screaming for help." He said that when the four men saw that she was a woman they attacked her and, still believing she was carrying drugs, cut off her hair with a knife while demanding to know where the drugs were. According to the man, one of the group then slit her through with the knife, before all four men "sexually abused her". He said they then dragged her body to the river and dumped it in the fast-moving water. He said: "The men fled into the forest after we all found out what they had done. We provided the police with the details and their identities. We're all disgusted by what they have done." Yesterday the chief police officer in Coari, Jose Afonso Barradas Junior, also revealed that one of the suspects, Artur Gomes da Silva, had confessed to slitting the former headteacher's throat. He was arrested yesterday after an anonymous tip-off. And Mr Barradas Junior also revealed how the "stupid" gangsters unwittingly alerted authorities to their crime after accidentally triggering a distress signal on her GPS device, police said today. Investigators had first thought the emergency alert which pinpointed Emma Kelty's exact location and triggered a search operation by Brazil's Navy had been sent by the victim herself. But in fact the 'SOS' button was pressed by one of her killers who was trying to work out how to use the device they had stolen, an hour and a half after her death. Police have now recovered the GPS device, as well as a mobile phone and a memory card, which the gang of seven 'pirates' sold to local villagers after killing her. The GPS signal sent at 10pm last Wednesday night led investigators to the riverside village of Lauro Sodre, 150 miles west of Manaus, and a manhunt which has brought about the arrest of three men accused of her murder. A fourth man was killed yesterday in an unrelated gangfight, and three brothers are still on the run. Yesterday Coari police chief Jose Afonso Barradas Junior said he doubted anyone would have discovered what happened to Ms Kelty if the "stupid" gangsters hadn't set off her emergency locator by mistake. He said: "They didn't know how it worked, so were messing around with it and pushing buttons. "One of them must have pushed the button which transmitted an alert that she was in trouble. In turn the company that received it alerted the Navy, along with the exact location of where the button was pushed. "Without that, it would have been very difficult to know where in this vast area of jungle she had gone missing. "It would have probably remained an unsolved mystery and her killers never brought to justice. "The place where she disappeared is a very complicated area, it's difficult to access and there are no telephones or mobile signal. The criminals thought they could kill her in impunity, but then they stupidly pressed the only button which could have turned them in to the police." Mr Barradas Junior added that some of the locals who bought Ms Kelty's stolen items from the pirates later hid them in the forest after finding out who they belonged to. He said: "They were afraid that they could be arrested for being in possession of stolen property. "But they later took police to the places where they had hid them so the items could be recovered."


    10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today


    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about...

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


    Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In Sequel

    Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In Sequel


    Woman and girls were thrilled to see themselves reflected in a superhero when “Wonder Woman” premiered this...

    Woman and girls were thrilled to see themselves reflected in a superhero when “Wonder Woman” premiered this summer.


    Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

    Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk


    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce...

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam.


    Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

    Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma


    When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals...

    When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.


    Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’

    Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’


    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may think that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but it's not the only way in which she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds The former secretary of state opened up...

    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may think that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but it's not the only way in which she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds The former secretary of state opened up about her relationship with Putin during an appearance on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"  on Tuesday, and detailed the leader’s apparent fondness for "manspreading."


    Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

    Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate


    The Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative...

    The Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.


    Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

    Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004


    By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners...

    By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.


    Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece

    Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece


    On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly...

    On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with O’Donnell’s comments on Twitter.


    Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

    Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer


    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used...

    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.


    GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

    GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move


    General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018,"...

    General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.


    When Is Climate Change’s Point Of No Return?

    When Is Climate Change’s Point Of No Return?


    A scientist has calculated the year in which there will be enough carbon in the ocean to trigger a mass...

    A scientist has calculated the year in which there will be enough carbon in the ocean to trigger a mass extinction.


    Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

    Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes


    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and...

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.


    Woman And Service Dog Kicked Off Ryanair Flight To Ibiza

    Woman And Service Dog Kicked Off Ryanair Flight To Ibiza


    The woman claims she and her service dog had all of the necessary paperwork but were booted off the flight prior to...

    The woman claims she and her service dog had all of the necessary paperwork but were booted off the flight prior to takeoff.


    Trump To African Leaders: My Friends Go To Your Countries To Get Rich

    Trump To African Leaders: My Friends Go To Your Countries To Get Rich


    Africa is a continent of “tremendous, tremendous potential,” U.S. President Donald Trump told African leaders at a luncheon on...

    Africa is a continent of “tremendous, tremendous potential,” U.S. President Donald Trump told African leaders at a luncheon on Wednesday.


    Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona

    Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona


    Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence...

    Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote.


    Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

    Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda Affiliate


    The U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its...

    The U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its militants.


    Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After Storm

    Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After Storm


    Luis Rivera Marin, secretary of state of Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ravaged condition of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the efforts to rescue and help the storm's...

    Luis Rivera Marin, secretary of state of Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ravaged condition of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the efforts to rescue and help the storm's victims.


    Melania Trump Tells UN Leaders To Be More 'Accountable' For What Children See Online

    Melania Trump Tells UN Leaders To Be More 'Accountable' For What Children See Online


    First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday urged global leaders to be more “accountable” for the learning and development of children, including monitoring what young people see on social...

    First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday urged global leaders to be more “accountable” for the learning and development of children, including monitoring what young people see on social media.


    Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?

    Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?


    President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White...

    President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White House.