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Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has weakened to a tropical storm, but continued to drench the Gulf Coast and the worst still might not be over in Texas. Western Massachusetts is represented among the Red Cross volunteers from all over the country doing humanitarian work in the hurricane ravaged areas of Texas.


Odds of government shutdown rise after Trump threat

Odds of government shutdown rise after Trump threat

Trump has no support among congressional Democrats for his tax reform. During a briefing Thursday, reporters repeatedly pushed press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about why Trump would threaten a shutdown after he promised as a candidate that Mexico would fund the wall.



North Korea fires short-range missiles from East Coast

The U.S. Pacific Command says its assessments indicate that the three missiles failed. The first and second missiles "failed in flight" and the third "appears to have blown up nearly immediately". Thousands of US and South Korean troops are now taking part in joint military drills, which are mainly largely computer-simulated exercises. The principle ensures that the military remains North Korea's highest political priority.


The US will continue with their peaceful pressure against North Korea

The US will continue with their peaceful pressure against North Korea

A Japanese government source said the launches appeared to have been conducted as part of drill by the North Korean military. By firing these missiles, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un completely disregarded warnings from the USA and South Korea to stop weapons trials.


Goa by-poll counting to begin at 8 am

Goa by-poll counting to begin at 8 am

The by-poll was held on August 23 which saw a meagre turnout of 45 per cent. The bypoll in Panaji was necessitated after former Defence Minister Parrikar's return to state politics in March this year, as Chief Minister. In Delhi, Bawana bypoll has become a matter of prestige for the ruling AAP, the BJP, and the Congress. The counting of votes in underway for Valpoi seat in by-elections in Goa that took place on August 23.


Coast Guard rescued 17 people, dog after Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard rescued 17 people, dog after Hurricane Harvey

The Coast Guard rescued a 30-year-old fisherman who was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms from a boat off the coast of Hampton, N.H. Friday evening, officials said. The Coast Guard dispatched a boat crew from Islamorada to assist. At least two dozen boats in the sector were on standby for water rescues or other emergencies.