• Residents horror as police rush to scene — Explosion in Sunderland
Residents horror as police rush to scene — Explosion in Sunderland

Northumbria Police officers and a team from the North East Ambulance Service are at the scene. They later confirmed the explosion had taken place at a "private address". A neighbour told BBC Newcastle all that is left of the house is "rubble". The witness also described the chaotic scene with people "running all over, not knowing what to do".

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  • India 'most tolerant' nation; agenda of politics should be development: Venkaiah Naidu
India 'most tolerant' nation; agenda of politics should be development: Venkaiah Naidu

He served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting in Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government before he was nominated for the post of Vice President. The Vice President had been a career diplomat, and he had benefited from the Vice President's insights on diplomatic issues on several occasions, the...

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  • Magnitude 6.2 quake rocks Philippine island of Luzon, no tsunami warning
Magnitude 6.2 quake rocks Philippine island of Luzon, no tsunami warning

The authorities added that the tremor was felt in the capital Manila. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the earthquake's epicenter was 5 kilometers (3 miles) southwest of Batangas province's Lian town at a depth of 173 kilometers (107 miles).

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  • U.S. stocks fall again on North Korea fears
U.S. stocks fall again on North Korea fears

Sterling edged back above the 1.30 mark against the Dollar on Wednesday, having slid by around half a percent a day previous on expectations for a delay in the Bank of England's interest rate hike timetable. Copper lost 0.39 per cent to US$6,455.00 a tonne. Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea on Thursday, saying it should be "ver...

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  • Google celebrates history of hip hop with doodle that lets you DJ
Google celebrates history of hip hop with doodle that lets you DJ

Today's Google doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of that party, which is widely credited as the birth of the Hip Hop movement. Google's Hip-Hop doodle will remain on the search engine's home page for 40 hours, after which it will be archived in the company's doodle gallery .

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  • 'Remote' chance North Korea missile strike will affect PH
'Remote' chance North Korea missile strike will affect PH

That is Jessica Pettigrew's reaction when the topic of North Korea comes up. "[Debris] could hit some northern coastal areas. We have to forewarn our citizens to be on the lookout, but that's something we see as remote". Guam is home to about 163,000 people and a U.S. military base that includes a submarine squadron, an airbase and a Coast Guard ...

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  • Rev. Jeffress: Bible Gives Trump 'Moral Authority' to Remove Kim Jong
Rev. Jeffress: Bible Gives Trump 'Moral Authority' to Remove Kim Jong

In a letter delivered to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, 62 House Democrats denounced President Donald Trump's "belligerent" and "reckless" threats against North Korea, and called on Tillerson to do everything in his power to de-escalate tensions.

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  • Wenger expects female managers in Premier League
Wenger expects female managers in Premier League

The 67-year-old manager admitted he has been keeping tabs on the striker for a number of years but was not always convinced he would be able to sign him owing to the "mentality" of players from the south-east of France. Sanchez joined the team late this summer, following an extended tour of duty with Chile in the Confederations Cup. Chelsea skip...

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  • Panicked commuters sprint from Oxford Circus station when smoke engulfs Tube
Panicked commuters sprint from Oxford Circus station when smoke engulfs Tube

Passengers said they could smell acrid smoke throughout the station, which is a major tourist hotspot. 'All trains that run to Oxford Circus station are now not stopping at the station. British firefighters said on Friday (Aug 11) they were investigating reports of smoke at Oxford Circus underground station in the centre of London's main shoppi...

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  • Talks due on possible new powers for Holyrood after Brexit
Talks due on possible new powers for Holyrood after Brexit

Until now, the United Kingdom government's formal position - endorsed by Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Tory leader - was that detailed talks on new Scottish powers would start after the United Kingdom quits the EU. That bill will include critically important legal measures affecting Holyrood. But he added: "We remain absolutely clear that, as thi...

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  • Cruise ship faced possible pirate attack for 10 days, according to reports
Cruise ship faced possible pirate attack for 10 days, according to reports

But the apparently constant reminders about pirate attacks prompted passengers to report any ship they saw on the horizon to the crew, meaning staff on board were taking numerous calls throughout the day alerting them to any nearby vessel. A few drills had them hanging onto handrails to brace themselves just in case the ship had to quickly maneuver...

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  • Sri Lanka foreign minister resigns over corruption charges
Sri Lanka foreign minister resigns over corruption charges

Meanwhile, a no-confidence motion against the Minister which was submitted to Parliament will not be discussed as the Minister had resigned. I would continue in the party as a backbench member of parliament, " he said . The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe coalition came to power on an anti-corruption platform in January 2015. "I resign with pride. setting...

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  • Accused cop killer out of hospital, due in court Wednesday
Accused cop killer out of hospital, due in court Wednesday

Aaron Allan in Indianapolis . Brown, the driver of the auto, was wedged inside and "hysterical", according to court documents. An Indiana man accused of shooting and killing a police officer who was helping him after a auto crash is due in court today.

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  • John McCain to force vote on new Afghanistan war strategy
John McCain to force vote on new Afghanistan war strategy

FILE - In this July 27, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. For eight years, McCain railed against the Obama administration for the lack of a satisfactory plan, and he has warned the Trump administration that if it failed to articulate something better than "a "don't lose" strategy", he would try to force the president's ...

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  • Guam a 'pawn' in US-North Korea confrontation - academic
Guam a 'pawn' in US-North Korea confrontation - academic

While many are concerned about the recent threats by North Korea it should be pointed out that this is not the first time that North Korea has threatened Guam . "The Japanese government said on Thursday it" can never tolerate" provocations from North Korea after the country's military said it was finalising a plan to launch missiles toward...

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  • New US penalties against 8 more people over Venezuela crisis
New US penalties against 8 more people over Venezuela crisis

He is former culture minister, served for almost a decade as governor of his home state of Barinas and is now secretary of the new assembly's presidential commission. The Supreme Court said on Wednesday, via Facebook, that it had sentenced David Smolansky , of the El Hatillo district of Caracas , to 15 months in prison, fired him from his post an...

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  • Topeka weather for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017: Chance for showers today
Topeka weather for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017: Chance for showers today

South wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. Sunday night rain chances will linger and lows will be in the mid-70s. Saturday and Sunday will be warmer with some sunshine early each day, but afternoon storms will develop quickly after 1PM. This will increase temps, humidity, and rain chances . Saturday NightA 50 percent chance of showers and th...

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  • CNN Panel Erupts Over Trump's North Korea Comments
CNN Panel Erupts Over Trump's North Korea Comments

He puts most of the leaders, internationally as well as here at home, in a predicament of a kind, where they can not understand. "I think the rhetoric being used by the administration and by the president himself needs to be dialed back a bit so we don't get to a point where a young ruler miscalculates".

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  • Manafort Drops WilmerHale, Hires M&C For Russia Probe
Manafort Drops WilmerHale, Hires M&C For Russia Probe

Using a search warrant, agents appeared the day Manafort was scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and a day after he met voluntarily with Senate Intelligence Committee staff members. Word of the raid is the latest revelation about Mueller's investigation, which had been operating in relative secrecy compared with numerous co...

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  • At least 36 people dead in China coach crash
At least 36 people dead in China coach crash

At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured after a passenger bus rammed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China's northwest, global media reported on Friday. The coach had left the city of Chengdu en route to Luoyang when it crashed in Shaanxi province just before midnight (16:00 GMT Thursday). Ten people were killed and 38 injur...

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