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Don't Miss the Incredible Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

Don't Miss the Incredible Perseid Meteor Shower This Week Filipinos will be able to watch one of the year's most dazzling meteor showers this weekend as the Perseids meteor becomes extra visible Saturday night until early Sunday morning. Get as far away from all artificial lights as you can and allow at least 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. However, you should have a good chance to see a few meteors streak across the sky. [Full Article...]

Giant inflatable Trump-like chicken graces the White House

Giant inflatable Trump-like chicken graces the White House Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. He said he spent hours studying CNN and other cable news channels that used the same shot with the White House in the foreground and the Washington Monument in the background. [Full Article...]

Tim Minchin Still Calls Australia Home…ophobic

Tim Minchin Still Calls Australia Home…ophobic Former High Court judge Michael Kirby wants the plan abandoned, saying he was happy to wait to Wednesday his partner of 50 years instead of having the public postal vote . "They had the opportunity to resolve this matter through a vote in Parliament and they said 'no", he said. Two decades ago, when he led the failed push for Australia to become a republic, Turnbull said a postal plebiscite "fl... [Full Article...]

Android Nougat update now available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphones

Android Nougat update now available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphones Researchers at eScan found the following issues with Xiaomi's MIUI operating system. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 saw over 5 million units of the phone being sold since the last six months, claims the company. We are celebrating this occasion by giving back to the community. Smartphone company Xiaomi has rejected security concerns raised by the internet security company, eScan. [Full Article...]

Trump thanks Putin for 'saving him money' on expelled diplomats

Trump thanks Putin for 'saving him money' on expelled diplomats A diplomatic row over Russian interference in the 2016 election began previous year after President Obama ordered the seizure of two diplomatic facilities used by Russia in the US and the expulsion of 35 diplomats and their families. Challenged once by a Fox News interviewer about whether Putin was actually a killer, given the repeated slayings of opposition leaders and independent journalists i... [Full Article...]

Trump takes Christie's advice and declares addiction crisis 'national emergency'

Trump takes Christie's advice and declares addiction crisis 'national emergency' President Trump said he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, labeling it "a serious problem, the likes of which we've never had" in response to a reporter's question Thursday. Doing that, Wolf's office said, would boost steps Pennsylvania has taken: such increasing treatment options through Medicaid , expanding opioid education and training for health professionals, and establ... [Full Article...]

'Obviously, there's some frustration': Trump lashes out at McConnell, McCain over healthcare

Republican aides have griped that Trump's lack of clarity on health care muddled the GOP message and Republican senators have openly complained about the President's tweeting habit and called on him to practice more focus and self-discipline. [Full Article...]

Politicians Slam Postal Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

This survey will not change Labor's support for marriage equality . It's unclear at this stage if the cases will be joined. "That will be frustrating for advocates of marriage equality because it is absolutely clear in Australian law that Parliament could make this change today or this week if it wanted to,"said Ryan Goss, a senior lecturer in law at Australian National University". [Full Article...]

'Fire and fury' not tough enough - Trump on North Korea

Melania Trump has thoughts about the opioid epidemic. What missile capability does North Korea have? The New Zealand dollar slipped to a near one-month low of $0.7300 after Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler said he would like to see the local dollar fall and noted the central bank had the capability to intervene. [Full Article...]

Shahbaz to replace Nawaz as party chief

Sharif is travelling in a bomb-proof vehicle especially designed for the journey, meant as a show of strength after the Supreme Court's decision has left his ruling party scrambling to replace him. Most tenures have been cut short by military coups. He said no prime minister in the country's 70-year history had ever been allowed to complete his terms. [Full Article...]

Most Voters Support Trump's Merit-Based Immigration Bill

Most Voters Support Trump's Merit-Based Immigration Bill Still, as Mr. Krikorian pointed out , the proposed legislation establishes a new framework for the immigration debate, a framework of fewer immigrants. "This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy", said Trump. [Full Article...]

New York Daily News slams Trump's North Korea rhetoric: 'Atomic wedgie'

And Trump's boasting only added to the confusion over his administration's approach to dealing with North Korea's expanding nuclear capabilities on a day when his top national security aides wavered between messages of alarm and reassurance. [Full Article...]

United States stocks close lower after President Trump's remarks to North Korea

United States stocks close lower after President Trump's remarks to North Korea The market slide accelerated slightly in the last half-hour of trading as President Donald Trump denounced North Korea's nuclear program. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 36 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,048. But while many investors have shaken off scares such as Britain exiting the European Union or political unrest in Washington, the view is taking hold that gold can be a very good... [Full Article...]

Daniel Cormier Congratulates Jon Jones on KO Victory

Daniel Cormier Congratulates Jon Jones on KO Victory She went out to try and win. " Be careful what you wish for, young man ", Lesnar replied. "It would take six months for Lesnar to even go through USADA to fight", White said. Talk of a superfight heated up abruptly this week when Jones and Lesnar traded verbal jabs. Only time will tell, but one thing's for sure, Jon Jones is definitely trying his best to make it happen. [Full Article...]

Australian leaders plan vote on same-sex marriage

One Nation voted with the government to restore the bill, along with Jacqui Lambie, Derryn Hinch, Lucy Gichuhi, David Leyonhjelm and Cory Bernardi. If you have not registered before then you will not be able to vote in September when the postal votes are sent out. [Full Article...]

S&P closes barely lower despite North Korea tensions

S&P closes barely lower despite North Korea tensions However, investors were shifting from stocks to safe-haven options such as the yen, gold and U.S. Treasurys. The Canadian dollar edged down 0.20 cents to 78.73 USA cents, while oil prices gained 39 cents to 49.56 US dollars a barrel and gold prices increased 19.10 to 1,281.70 USA dollars an ounce. [Full Article...]

US Sanctions Venezuelans It Said Helped Form Assembly

US Sanctions Venezuelans It Said Helped Form Assembly Consensus is required for any action by the Organization of American States. The raid ended with two of the attackers being killed and eight captured, Maduro said on state television. The investigators conducted 135 interviews between June 6 and July 31 with victims and their families, witnesses, civil society organisations, journalists, lawyers and doctors, among others. [Full Article...]

What Trump, Mattis and Tillerson are saying amid nuclear threat — North Korea

President Trump said the country would face " fire and fury " like it had never seen before and North Korea threatened a missile strike against Guam . "All it's going to do is bring us closer to a serious confrontation". On Tuesday, Guam residents - who live on American soil but are not allowed to vote for the President - spoke about their fear of an attack. [Full Article...]

Wall Street falls after Trump warning to North Korea

ASIA'S DAY: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 per cent to 19,738.71 and Seoul's Kospi fell 1.1 per cent to 2,368.39. The Dow is down 61.31 points or 0.3% at 22,024.03, the Nasdaq is down 30.87 points or 0.5% at 6,339.59 and the S&P 500 is down 5.90 points or 0.2% at 2,469.02. [Full Article...]

Franklin expected to become Atlantic's 1st hurricane of the season

Franklin expected to become Atlantic's 1st hurricane of the season NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 , due the presence of two systems that could become tropical cyclones and impact Florida. Of those, eight could become hurricanes and three major systems with winds of 111 miles (179 kilometers) per hour or more . Ocean temperatures are above average, providing plenty... [Full Article...]


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