• Newspaper: Sri Lanka in $1.12bn port deal with China
Newspaper: Sri Lanka in $1.12bn port deal with China

Under the proposal, a state-run Chinese company will have a 99-year lease on the port and about 15,000 acres nearby for an industrial zone. "With these maritime infrastructure investments and other diverse investments such as the proposed global maritime centre, Sri Lanka will be well positioned to play a strategic role in the one-belt-one-road i...

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  • Ballistic Missile Defense System Test Successful
Ballistic Missile Defense System Test Successful

The statement added that the THAAD system stationed in Alaska identified and intercepted a medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) which was air-launched by a U.S. Following North Korea's second ICBM test, in a show of strength, the U.S. Army said they conducted a live-fire exercise using surface-to-surface missiles with the South Korean m...

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  • Enhanced Security Measures Begin as Electronics Ban Ends
Enhanced Security Measures Begin as Electronics Ban Ends

Travelers flying to the USA from the Middle East and North Africa no longer have to worry about checking their laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices. The 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa have implemented enhanced security measures required by the USA since the ban in March. A few of the airlines took the ban in stri...

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  • BBCI: Pakistan PM: Brother of ousted Sharif lined up to take over
BBCI: Pakistan PM: Brother of ousted Sharif lined up to take over

According to party sources, Sharif was conscious that bringing Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz to Islamabad may create political vacuum in the crucial state, which PML-N can not afford ahead of next year elections. This is the third time 67-year-old Nawaz Sharif's term as premier has been cut short. In his first televised comments since the dec...

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  • Paul Ryan Praises Priebus, Congratulates Kelly as New WH Chief of Staff
Paul Ryan Praises Priebus, Congratulates Kelly as New WH Chief of Staff

One White House official said Priebus had become so marginalized in the West Wing that people had started questioning his ability "to even perform basic tasks". "I wish (Trump) would not allow problems to be created because of untimely and inappropriate comments coming from a number of different places". As it turns out, it's Mr Priebus.

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  • Republican members of Congress show love for Priebus, praise Kelly pick
Republican members of Congress show love for Priebus, praise Kelly pick

Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary and new White House chief of staff John Kelly is thanking the staff at DHS for the opportunity to serve as their secretary. Kelly is due to begin his tenure as Trump's chief of staff on Monday when he'll participate in a meeting of Trump's cabinet, according to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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  • London police arrest one at protest over death of detainee
London police arrest one at protest over death of detainee

Mr Scott said the family have found the best legal support they can and are now asking the community to "support them in their struggle" but with "peace on the streets". Windows were smashed in several Kingsland Road shops, Press Association reported, while some restaurants in the area pulled down their metal shutters, trapping customers inside.

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  • European Commission launches infringement against Poland over controversial judicial reforms
European Commission launches infringement against Poland over controversial judicial reforms

Have you read Trendiee Today? The European Union launched legal action on Saturday against Poland's right-wing government over a new law it fears will undermine the independence of the country's common courts. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has vowed to push ahead with all the reforms despite the vetoes. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orba...

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  • Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault — BBCI
Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault — BBCI

The security guard, named only as Ziv, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his return to Jerusalem. The Mossad chief at the time resigned and the two agents who carried out the failed plot were arrested and held in Jordan, but later freed.

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  • Trump names new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus
Trump names new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus

Priebus also leaked information about him to reporters, Scaramucci alleged. Priebus' ally from the RNC, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, resigned after Scaramucci was hired. "General Kelly is a brilliant pick". Trump has indeed surrounded himself with many former or active-duty members of the military, including National Security Advisor H.R.

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  • Sunny Saturday with comfortable temperatures
Sunny Saturday with comfortable temperatures

So if you have any outdoor plans, it's best to plan on the morning and early afternoon. The front will help bring in some slightly cooler and less humid air. Sunny, less humid weather on the way for the second half of the weekend. Wednesday will likely be the start of more rain for the next few days.

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  • Anthony Scaramucci is behind some serious White House drama
Anthony Scaramucci is behind some serious White House drama

Trump was still aboard Air Force One after returning to Washington, D.C., from a speaking trip in NY when he tweeted that Gen. Trump said retired four-star Marine Corps General and and current Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will take up the position.

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  • DJ Alexander Traded to Seahawks for Kevin Pierre-Louis
DJ Alexander Traded to Seahawks for Kevin Pierre-Louis

Pierre-Louis never matched his potential with the Seahawks. He missed most of the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury and has only started one game in his career. He'll leave Seattle having made 29 tackles in 34 games. Neither will be counted on to play defense. Alexander has recorded 29 tackles and a safety during his two-year National Football L...

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  • Fierce fire exchange at Ruto's house as elite cops enter home
Fierce fire exchange at Ruto's house as elite cops enter home

The officer was left unconscious. Residents lineup along the road leading to DP William Ruto's Sugoi home as police vehicles arrive at the home on Saturday, July 29. Ruto is the running mate of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second and final term in office in the august 8 elections. The Deputy President also addressed a rally in K...

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  • US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bill
US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bill

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted no, requiring Vice President Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote in favor. Moran did just that, casting one of the final votes for the bill around 2 a.m. But without a clear consensus on what a replacement health care system would look like, it's hard to imagine such an eff...

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  • Priebus forced out as White House chief of staff
Priebus forced out as White House chief of staff

Reince Priebus is out as President Trump's chief of staff. Priebus, who previously led the Republican National Committee, represented the establishment GOP faction of the Trump White House. Tensions escalated in the last 48 hours, in which Scaramucci all but accused Priebus of leaking his financial disclosure information to the press, then launche...

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  • Dublin border plans threaten Northern Ireland peace, DUP warns
Dublin border plans threaten Northern Ireland peace, DUP warns

LEO VARADKAR insists there should be no "economic border" on the island of Ireland and told Brexiteers: "If anyone is angry it should be us". The Irish government's preferred option is for customs and immigration checks to be located away from the land border and at ports and airports instead - effectively drawing a new border in the Irish sea ...

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  • Charlie Gard dies: 'Our lovely little boy has gone'
Charlie Gard dies: 'Our lovely little boy has gone'

The hospital, Britain's premier children's hospital, reported that its doctors and nurses were receiving serious threats over Charlie's case. The judge said life-support treatment would end shortly after Charlie arrived at the hospice. Connie Yates and Chris Gard on Monday abandoned their five-month legal battle to have him moved from Great Or...

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  • Hazardous weather alert for Friday, Saturday
Hazardous weather alert for Friday, Saturday

Heavy rain and flash flooding is possible. Winds from the north/northeast could become gusty in the afternoon at 10-20+ miles per hour. An additional 1 to 2 inches is expected at night. The low at night will be around 64. The rain forecast remains variable, and conditions are expected to improve throughout the weekend. Lows will be around 70 de...

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  • Hamburg Supermarket Attack Leaves One Dead
Hamburg Supermarket Attack Leaves One Dead

The assailant was placed under arrest, police said, adding that it was too soon to speculate a motive . Police said the attacker was injured slightly when passers-by tackled him as he fled the scene. Witnesses followed the man and managed to restrain him until police arrived and arrested him. A video on its website showed a helicopter landed o...

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