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Thursday, August 10, 2017

N Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
North Korea today said that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported. The threat came hours after US President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury" over its missile program and days after the UN Security Council levied new sanctions on North Korea over its growing nuclear arsenal.
    
N Korea’s threats to US will be met with ‘fire and fury’, says Trump
President Donald Trump has vowed to answer any more threats by North Korea with "fire and fury", remarks that followed Pyongyang saying that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam island with its intermediate range ballistic missiles. "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He (Kim Jong-Un) has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement," Trump told reporters at his vacation home in New Jersey yesterday.

UN chief to make first visit to Israel and Palestinians
Antonio Guterres will make his first visit as the UN secretary-general to Israel and the Palestinian territories later this month for a firsthand look at a conflict that has been on the front burner of the United Nations for 70 years. The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, said yesterday that the trip "comes at a critical time in which there are attacks against the two-state solution," which would see an independent Palestinian state existing side-by-side with Israel in peace.
    
Shehbaz Sharif set to head PML-N
Shehbaz Sharif is set to be appointed as president of the PML-N after Pakistan's Election Commission asked the ruling party to replace his brother Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified as prime minister by the Supreme Court, a senior leader has said. Raja Zafarul Haq, senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, told the media that Shehbaz Sharif, 65, would be the new president of PML-N.

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