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U.N. Security Council to meet on Friday on India's moves in Kashmir

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:20

U.N. Security Council to meet on Friday on India's moves in KashmirThe U.N. Security Council is due to meet behind closed-doors on Friday at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said. The Himalayan region has long been a flashpoint in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. Any action by the 15-member council is unlikely as the United States traditionally backs India and China supports Pakistan.


No conduct violation for Rep. Matt Gaetz after tweet taunting Michael Cohen, Florida bar says

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:14

No conduct violation for Rep. Matt Gaetz after tweet taunting Michael Cohen, Florida bar saysA Florida Bar committee found "no probable cause" that a tweet by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz to Michael Cohen violated the bar's rules of conduct.


7-year-old walking dog is dragged into stranger’s car — but she escapes, Texas cops say

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:09

7-year-old walking dog is dragged into stranger’s car — but she escapes, Texas cops sayA man has been arrested and a young girl is safe thanks to her quick thinking, police say.


Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border: AFP

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:01

 AFPThousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed. Armoured vehicles were also seen inside the stadium in Shenzhen, with the event taking place as concerns build that China may intervene to end 10 weeks of unrest in Hong Kong. State-run media reported this week that the elements of the People's Armed Police (PAP), which is under the command of the Central Military Commission, were assembling in Shenzhen.


Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 07:53

Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountainThe proposal would reportedly hike the climbing fee from $11,000 to $35,000 and require applicants to submit a certificate of physical fitness.


Trump, Biden to hold dueling rallies in New Hampshire

Yahoo News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 07:37

Trump, Biden to hold dueling rallies in New HampshireRNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says she believes President Trump will win New Hampshire in 2020.


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