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Trump vows to 'totally destroy' North Korea

Issuing a warning to North Korea over its ballistic missile programmes and nuclear tests, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reportedly said that the Washington will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea. Mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump reportedly said, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime”. Unless North Korea backs down from the nuclear challenge, he reportedly said, “We will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea.”

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Hurricane Maria intensifies in Caribbean island of Dominica

Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of the Caribbean island of Dominica, has reportedly said that the island has been “brutalised and devastated” by category 5 Hurricane Maria. Roosevelt in his Facebook post stated that the wind had ripped the roof off his house and wrote he was “at the complete mercy of the hurricane”. However, he was rescued from the property. Hurricane Maria had intensified into a category 5 storm before making landfall on the Caribbean island, reports said.

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Japan releases postage stamps on Indian Yoga

Japanese postal department reportedly released postage stamps to spread Yoga awareness around the country. According to media reports, it is the first time that Japan has released postal stamps on Yoga experts. The stamp has the picture of yoga legend Bishnu Charan Ghosh. The Japanese Council in Kolkata has reportedly said that this will create a cultural linkage between India and Japan.

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Xiaomi’s 4GB RAM, 16MP selfie camera phone priced approx. at Rs 11,736

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5A with Snapdragon 435, 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage has been put up for sale on the company’s website on Friday in China. Redmi Note 5A, with a price tag of 1199 Yuan (about Rs 11,736), is expected to be made available in other markets like India before the year-end. The 5.5-inch handset with a 3,080mAh battery features a 16MP front-camera and a 13MP rear snapper.

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Watch: Woman gives birth on street, walks home with newborn and groceries

A video of a woman in China giving birth to a child on a street while on a shopping trip is going viral on social media. Her water broke while the woman in her 30s was shopping. The incident happened in the Guangdong city of Yunfu on September 2. The newborn dropped from between her legs onto the ground, and the onlookers jumped into action to help the woman. Later, the medics arrived, cleaned the infant and handed it back to her. Apparently, there weren't any birth complications. The woman is next seen walking down the sidewalk with a bag of groceries in one hand and a baby in the other.

 

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US: Women find live maggots in chocolates after eating half the box

Two women in Illinois, US, found live maggots crawling out of chocolates, disgustingly after eating half the box. One of them, Rachael Vile, posted a video on Facebook of tiny larvae crawling out of the rest of chocolates. Vile, in her post wrote, “Never eating these again!!!! This is what my roommate and I found. Maggots in every single one.” Vile added, “I'm never buying from this company again. Share this so people are aware. Please!!!”. However, the chocolate company, Ferrero Rocher, has reportedly stated that they follow “strict quality control procedures”.

 

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It's not our job to satisfy the US: Pakistan

Pakistan's defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Wednesday said Islamabad is currently “reassessing” ties with Washington, say reports. Khan was quoted as saying, “We are here to give our point of view logically and with evidence. We will explain our position. But it's not for us to satisfy them.” His statement comes amidst Donald Trump’s threat to suspend aid unless Pakistan falls in line and cracks down on terror.

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23 students killed in fire in a Malaysian school

At least 23 students, 2 wardens died on Thursday after a massive fire broke in a school at Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The fire broke out at a religious school, Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, according to Bernama, the country's official news agency.

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Honour killing in Karachi: Teenage couple tied to cot, electrocuted to death

In a horrific honour killing case in Karachi of Pakistan, a teenage couple was electrocuted to death by family members on the orders of an influential tribal council. The Pashtun council of elders, or jirga, said the couple, who tried to elope, brought dishonour on the community, police reportedly said. A police officer reportedly said the teenagers, a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, were tied to a charpai (rope bed) and given electric shocks. Police reportedly arrested the two fathers and two uncles and are on the hunt for some 30 members of the jirga.

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We need federalism, we don’t want to divide the nation: C V Vigneswaran

C V Vigneswaran, the Chief Minister of Northern Province in Sri Lanka, has reportedly said that the people of the North and East require a federal system of administration. Stating that Tamils does not want to divide the country, he on Sunday reportedly said they need federalism because they want their political aspirations to be met. The Sinhalese should recognise Tamils as a national race, Vigneswaran reportedly asserted.

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Cambridge plans to scrap written exams over bad handwriting

Cambridge University is reportedly considering to scrap written exams and allow laptops to replace pen and paper due to the increasing illegibility of students' handwriting. Professor of higher education at the university reportedly said that students face a dual strain in providing handwritten exam answers and students are losing the ability to write by hand because of their reliance on laptops in lectures and elsewhere.

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Woman whose heart stopped beating brought back after 10 days

In China's Yancheng a 31-year-old woman surnamed Zhang, who was kept on life support for 10 days after her heart stopped beating, was finally revived and is now on the road to recovery. Doctors diagnosed her with acute viral myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart that can lead to death, after she was rushed to hospital following a cardiac arrest. Cardiologists were roped in and her heartbeat resumed and stabilized five days later.

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Video of Indo-Canadian politician’s response to racist woman goes viral

A video of an Indo-Canadian politician responding to a white woman heckling at him goes viral on social media. Sikh lawmaker Jagmeet Singh was getting ready to address a crowd of supporters at an event in Ontario on Wednesday when the aggressive woman walked to him. She said, “We know you're in bed with Sharia”, and added, “We know you're in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood”. Without responding to her, who identified herself as “Jennifer”, directly, Singh addressed the crowd saying, “We welcome you. We love you. We support you” with the crowd chanting the slogan continuously.

 

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Turkish man who attacked nurse for wearing shorts jailed

A Turkish court reportedly sentenced a man to 3 years and 10-month imprisonment for attacking a 24-year-old nurse on a bus for wearing shorts on Thursday. According to reports, the attacker shouted “those who wear shorts must die" during the assault. The attacker said in court that, Turkey is an Islamic country and he has been provoked.

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Tsunami waves strike Mexican coast after 8.1 magnitude quake

According to reports, Tsunami waves up to 1 metre above tide level were recorded in Mexican cities Salina Cruz and Huatulco after an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the Mexican on Friday. At least five casualties have been reported in Mexico. Tsunami alerts were issued for several countries, Tsunami warning has been issued for seven countries, while waves above tide level are expected in Australia and Japan.

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Tsunami warning after magnitude 8 earthquake rocks South Mexico

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reportedly said that an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday. Reports also added that this was the strongest earthquake to hit the capital since a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands. Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible within three hours, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

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A video of a young woman in Texas escaping her handcuffs and stealing a police car is going viral on social media.The video of the incident which took place in Lufkin on September 2 shows Toscha Sponsler, the woman’s daring 23-minute escape attempt. Reportedly, the woman drove the vehicle at a speed of 160 kmph. However, her attempt ended with her losing control of the vehicle and being rearrested.

 

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North Korean leaders didn’t need a toilet break ever: Reports

North Korea has claimed that its leaders including Kim Jong-un are ‘too perfect to need to urinate or defecate". In the official biography of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, the author writes that the North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il were perfect beings, untarnished by base human function. The biography also claimed that Jong-un could drive a car by the time he was three years old and had scaled North Korea's highest mountain.

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Here comes pink whale to save blue whale victims

After Blue Whale challenge claimed lot of lives, an alternative for that game called 'Pink Whale Challenge' has emerged in Brazil. Pink Whale Challenge gives 50 tasks to the player and tries to spread positivity. The admin of the Pink Whale challenge would send an email  with the subject as "Welcome to the happier alternative of the blue whale." The Pink Whale Challenge is now trending online.

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China to build hyperspeed train that could travel up to 4,000 kmph

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp has revealed plans to build country’s first hyperspeed train that could travel up to 4000 kmph. It’s one of the first companies in the world to propose this kind of supersonic near-ground transportation system. It will travel 10 times faster than a traditional high-speed train, and five times faster than present-day passenger aircraft. The train’s development will be done in three stages with target speeds for each stage being 1,000 kmph, 2,000 kmph and 4,000 kmph.

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