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Trump signs 716-bln-USD defense authorization bill

US President Donald Trump on Monday signed the 716-billion-dollar National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:34:44

US Pentagon identifies death of soldier in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said on Monday that a US soldier died in a military operation in Afghanistan earlier on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:29:03

Pompeo speaks with Saudi crown prince as Saudi-Canadian brawl lingers

As the diplomatic confrontation between Canada and Saudi Arabia continues, the US State Department said here on Monday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier on the same day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:28:21

White nationalist rally sputters out

A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counter-protesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 22:48:40

Gunning for guns

People display anti-gun violence banners during a March for our Lives Rally at Fairfield Hills Campus, in Newtown, Connecticut, US on Sunday. Students from Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 22:48:39

Investigators find Seattle plane black box

US investigators on Sunday said they found the flight data recorder of the Horizon Air plane stolen by a troubled Seattle airport worker amid plane wreckage on a sparsely populated island in Washington state.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 22:43:39

Grieving whale finally relinquishes dead calf after record "tour of grief"

A killer whale has finally stopped carrying the body of her dead calf after at least 17 days and 1,000 miles (1609 km), the U.S.-based Center for Whale Research said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 16:43:25

Bolivian president demands financial disclosure for 2019 presidential candidates

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday proposed that candidates for the 2019 presidential elections disclose their financial information.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 11:36:50

At least 15 killed as bus falls into ravine in Peru

At least 15 people were killed in Peru on Sunday after a bus fell into a ravine in the western region of Ancash, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 9:25:24

Migrant spike

Venezuelan citizens wait in line to cross to Ecuador at the Rumichaca international bridge in Ipiales, Colombia, on Saturday. The “unusual” increase in the migratory flow of Venezuelans, which reached 4,200 people a day, prompted Ecuador to declare state of emergency in provinces bordering Peru and Colombia. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 22:43:25

Sun shot

In this long-exposure NASA handout photo, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is seen launching NASA's Parker Solar Probe toward the sun on Sunday at Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA postponed the launch until Sunday of the first-ever spacecraft to fly directly at the sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called after a gaseous helium alarm sounded in the last moments before liftoff, officials said
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 22:38:40

DC awaits supremacist rally

Washington DC was bracing for a white nationalist rally on Sunday organized to coincide with the anniversary of last year's racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/12 22:28:40

FBI seeks motive after Seattle airline worker steals plane, crashes it

Federal authorities on Saturday were seeking to learn what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle's airport in a security scare that caused the scrambling of US fighter jets and ended when the plane crashed.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/12 21:53:39

NASA's solar probe starts closest-ever approach to Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, the fastest spacecraft in history, blasted off atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket in the US state of Florida on Sunday, on a mission to study the Sun at closer range than any other spacecraft.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 21:53:12

NASA launches historic $1.5b spacecraft to 'touch Sun'

NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 21:48:40

US investigators start probe into crash of stolen aircraft from Seattle airport

US investigators are trying to recover the black box of the aircraft stolen from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound in the west US state of Washington Friday, a federal investigation agency official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 10:19:16

Russia-U.S. economic war looms larger as new sanctions near

Russia-U.S. confrontation is extending to the economic and trade field as Washington is poised to slap new and powerful sanctions in a move Moscow views as the declaration of an "economic war."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 9:55:37

At least seven killed as bus falls into Peruvian ravine

At least seven people were killed and another 48 injured on Saturday when a long-distance bus fell into a ravine in the central Peruvian region of Huanuco, said Peru's National Emergency Operations Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 7:50:45