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PM Modi reaches out to Opposition in Rajya Sabha
- November 26, 2016

Interestingly, the Opposition leaders - protesting against demonetisation scheme - are filing notices in the both houses seeking debate on this issue. "I am ready to admit that motion provided you are ready for discussion", he said. "Those who did not consider the generation of so much black money and scams during their regime as blunder are now finding the crusade against black money as blunder", Jaitley said. (more...)
3 dead, 3 injured as massive fire engulfs over 80 slums 3 dead, 3 injured as massive fire engulfs over 80 slums
- November 26, 2016

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday expressed grief over the death of three persons and gutting of around 80 hutments in Narwal area of Jammu city. A case has been registered and investigation initiated to ascertain the cause of the fire, he said. The fire started at 12 am in the slums, where dozens of families of Rohingya Muslims who were uprooted from Myanmar because of persecution, have taken shelter. (more...)
Pakistan PM Sharif names General Bajwa as new army chief Pakistan PM Sharif names General Bajwa as new army chief
- November 26, 2016

Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, who has extensive experience of handling affairs in PoK and the northern areas, was today appointed as Pakistan's new army chief to succeed Gen Raheel Sharif. Bajwa reportedly believes that extremism is a bigger danger to Pakistan than India. All of them are from Pakistan Military Academy's 62nd long course. (more...)
German Chancellor Merkel says she's seeking a fourth term German Chancellor Merkel says she's seeking a fourth term
- November 25, 2016

Shaping relations with Europe and the United States under Donald Trump, how the European Union will manage a Brexit, the continuing influx of refugees into Europe will be among the major issues that would dominate the German Chancellor's next term. (more...)
Isis massacres 100 Shiite pilgrims, mostly Iranians, returning from Kerbala
- November 25, 2016

The blast struck at a petrol station and restaurant near Hilla, 100 km south of Baghdad . Until the bombing on Thursday, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement, the event had been carried out safely. For almost six weeks, tens of thousands of Iraqi security force members have been fighting in northern Iraq to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city and the last stronghold of the Islamic State in Iraq. (more...)
Myanmar pursues ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims: UN official
- November 25, 2016

The United Nations warns the "root cause" inside Myanmar must be addressed and accuses authorities there of an "ultimate goal of ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority" in the country. He also called upon the Government of Myanmar to abide by its obligations under the worldwide law and human rights covenants, and take concrete steps to prevent further deterioration of the crisis in Rakhine state. (more...)
Malaysia decides not to abandon soccer tournament over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown
- November 25, 2016

Bangladesh has summoned Myanmar's ambassador here to express concerns over a military operation that has forced thousands of Rohingyas to flee their villages and asked it to take urgent measures to ensure that the Muslim minorities are not forced to seek shelter across the border. (more...)
Murray digs deep to down Raonic in thriller and reach London final Murray digs deep to down Raonic in thriller and reach London final
- November 24, 2016

With the win, the top-ranked Murray advanced to the final of the tournament where he will face the victor of the other semifinal between Kei Nishikori and Novak Djokovic . "It's a very special day, playing against Novak in a match like this", said Murray. Murray notched a straight-set win in the Rome title match . Murray had won all six of his meetings with Raonic this year, including a straight-sets victory in the Wimbledon final. (more...)
For last time, Obama, Merkel meet as peers on world stage For last time, Obama, Merkel meet as peers on world stage
- November 24, 2016

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Trump in a phone conversation that Russia is ready to maintain constructive dialogue with the new United States administration on the basis of equal rights and mutual respect. He said that "solemn responsibilities" and "extraordinary demands" of the presidency tend to demand a level of seriousness, implying Trump might rein in some of the bellicose statements of the campaign trail. (more...)
India attack kills 12, 10 troops die on both sides India attack kills 12, 10 troops die on both sides
- November 24, 2016

Those killed were identified as Captain Taimoor Ali Khan, Havaldar Mushtaq Hussain and Lance Naik Ghulam Hussain. Pakistan has also claimed that dozens of its civilians and soldiers had been killed in the firing. Firing and shelling were also reported from Krishna Ghati, Bhimber Gali, Balakote, Mankote, Manjakote and Nowshera sectors since 9 a.m. Experts say such savage acts of disfiguring a slain soldier's corpse is not rare along the LoC, where Indian soldiers have been fighting ... (more...)
President Obama Reassures Europeans of American Stability President Obama Reassures Europeans of American Stability
- November 24, 2016

Instead, Obama's legacy is in doubt as Trump prepares to take power and promises to undo much of the president's agenda. Air Force One touched down Wednesday evening in Berlin after a short flight from Greece. Obama , asked if he thought Merkel should run for a fourth term as chancellor, said he considered her an outstanding leader and would vote for Merkel, if he were a German citizen. (more...)
Iran says it has transferred 11 tons of heavy water to Oman
- November 24, 2016

They called on Obama to "take no further actions created to bolster global investment in Iran". "The current US government has breached the nuclear deal in many occasions", the supreme leader said to a gathering of members of the Revolutionary Guards. (more...)
Trump not planning on cutting business ties once in office
- November 24, 2016

And he may no longer try to "cancel" the nation's participation in the Paris climate change agreement, which almost 200 nations signed in 2015 to limit greenhouse gas emissions. "But I have an open mind", Trump said in the interview. He said he and like-minded "identitarians" - his preferred label for white identity politics - see Trump's election as validating their view that the United States is flailing because it has embraced multiculturalism and political correctness at the expense of ... (more...)
Survey says France's Fillon likely to win conservative primary Survey says France's Fillon likely to win conservative primary
- November 24, 2016

Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia, speaking with French media. He will next face off against another former prime minister, Alain Juppe, in the second round of primaries next week. "The law of the land is the law - a Talmudic saying which requires Jews since antiquity to respect the laws of the land where they live", the group tweeted shortly after the airing of the interview . (more...)
Mizzou Freshman Busted For Marijuana Mizzou Freshman Busted For Marijuana
- November 24, 2016

He was sitting in a vehicle with others, but was the only person arrested. Crockett was arrested on campus at 4:17 a.m. Sunday, hours after the Tigers returned home from Knoxville. "But if you have an arrest during the season, you're suspended for at least the next game". According to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, Shipp's dismissal is related to an argument he had with a Mizzou player before Saturday's game at Tennessee. (more...)
Week of renewed strikes kills at least 157 in Aleppo
- November 22, 2016

Despite searing worldwide criticism, there is little sign that the government advance will be halted. "It is the most important advance inside the eastern neighbourhoods that the regime has made so far", said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman. (more...)
Iraqi forces tortured and killed civilians in Mosul - Amnesty
- November 21, 2016

The Mosul operation, involving a 100,000-strong alliance of troops, security forces, Kurdish peshmerga and Shia militias and backed by US -led air strikes, is in its fourth week. Kubis also said he has received credible reports of IS militants forcing tens of thousands of civilians to relocate inside Mosul , for use as human shields. (more...)
US, Australia reach deal to relocate some refugees in offshore camps US, Australia reach deal to relocate some refugees in offshore camps
- November 21, 2016

Under Australia's tough border security laws, asylum seekers intercepted trying to reach the country by boat are sent for processing at detention centres on Papua New Guinea's Manus island and Nauru under conditions harshly criticised by rights groups as well as the UN. (more...)
South Korean President's ex-aides questioned over scandal involvement
- November 20, 2016

Another apology by Park and an offer to work with the parliamentary opposition to form a new Cabinet and relinquish some power also failed to quell the crisis, prompting opponents to say she did not grasp its severity. Choi, 60, is also accused of interfering in state affairs to the extent of nominating officials and editing Park's speeches even though she has no official title or security clearance. (more...)
PM Modi : Media must know the importance of self regulation ! PM Modi : Media must know the importance of self regulation !
- November 20, 2016

But then, the amount of money that could be exchanged from banks with spiked notes was lowered to Rs 2,000 from Rs 4,500. In India, there are millions of senior citizens who can not even walk or stand but yet they keep standing in long queues outside banks and ATMs to exchange, withdraw or deposit money. (more...)
Trump meeting with Japan's PM, possible Cabinet choices Trump meeting with Japan's PM, possible Cabinet choices
- November 20, 2016

And, in typical Trumpian fashion, he is making his disgruntlement with the newshounds - especially those at the old, gray lady New York Times - widely known. Trump's campaign rhetoric caused consternation in many world capitals, including Tokyo. "We're going to make sure that they're people we're confident will pass confirmation and we think can implement the president-elect's vision". (more...)
Ravens at Cowboys: Highlights, score, and recap Ravens at Cowboys: Highlights, score, and recap
- November 20, 2016

To follow that, the game's worst-kept secret became official in the week as Prescott was finally handed the starting role with veteran Tony Romo conceding his team-mate had earned the job and he would now act as back-up. Beating the Cowboys is something that many great teams have failed to do this season. He's well ahead of the next player, DeMarco Murray of the Tennessee Titans, who has 930 yards. (more...)
India all out for 204, England need 405 to win
- November 20, 2016

Now they've gone in feeling uplifted. At a time when the pendulum was in danger of swinging either way, Kohli stood up with his customary pugnacity and his fearless unbeaten half century staved off the challenge from England who reduced India to an embarrassing 17 for two and 40 for three in their second innings. (more...)
United States agrees to resettle refugees
- November 19, 2016

Of the newly-announced agreement with the U.S., Australian officials say asylum-seekers who turn out to be ineligible for refugee status and resettlement in the U.S. Major General Andrew Bottrell, who is in charge of Operation Sovereign Borders, says more ships and aircraft have been deployed. "The chance to resettle in the United States will, at long last, give refugee children on Nauru the chance to start a new life in safety and for their families to recover and rebuild". (more...)
Trump Huddles With Japanese PM in Private Meeting
- November 19, 2016

Trump had caused concern in Asia when he said during the campaign that allies in the east would have to pay more for help from U.S. forces. If nothing else, the fact that the visit happened at all may have left Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping wondering about the agenda, which both Abe and Trump declined to discuss. (more...)
'Gilmore Girls' heads to Netflix for anticipated revival 'Gilmore Girls' heads to Netflix for anticipated revival
- November 19, 2016

But A Year In The Life meets expectations and then some. Season 5, Episode 13: "Wedding Bell Blues" The 100th episode of Gilmore Girls is centered on Emily and Richard renewing their wedding vows and is by far one of the most dramatic episodes of the entire show. (more...)
Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather
- November 18, 2016

The residents said they believed up to 200 people were killed in the weeks before Daesh withdrew from the town. Minutes later, he heard automatic gunfire and cries of distress, he said. Although the Iraqi military has come across most of those methods before as they have slowly taken back territory from the militants, it is the first time they have seen the decoys. (more...)
Evacuation of New Zealand town cut off by earthquake nearly complete
- November 18, 2016

A large river was blocked by landslides and burst its banks, and people living near it were warned to flee to higher ground. Flooding has also affected the greater Wellington area. "It was certainly the worst quake I've ever felt in my 27 years in New Zealand". In the capital Wellington , a street in the central business district was closed off Tuesday after authorities determined that a 10-story building was at risk of collapsing. (more...)
Unemployment rate drops slightly in RI to 5.5 percent
- November 18, 2016

The U.S. jobless rate was 4.9 percent last month. "The state recorded a minor workforce reduction in 2015". It also will show job gains and losses in various sectors, such as manufacturing , construction and health care. Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped for the third consecutive month, falling one-tenth of a percentage point in October to 3.2 percent, according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. (more...)
AG: Majority of irregular spending due to govt officials flouting laws AG: Majority of irregular spending due to govt officials flouting laws
- November 18, 2016

Makwetu cited the continued non-compliance with supply chain management legislation as the main reason for the increase. Makwetu released the auditor general's report on national and provincial audit outcomes for the 2015-2016 year on Wednesday. (more...)
Bad news for Zuma as corruption watchdog recommends official inquiry Bad news for Zuma as corruption watchdog recommends official inquiry
- November 18, 2016

This was a provisional date, he said. The release of the report came after Jacob Zuma lifted a court application to try to block its publication. Thousands of South Africans demonstrated on Wednesday for the resignation of Zuma, who apologized earlier this year after the Constitutional Court said he flouted the constitution in a scandal over millions of dollars in state spending on his rural home. (more...)
Rivlin pays tribute to Indian soldiers killed in Haifa in WWI Rivlin pays tribute to Indian soldiers killed in Haifa in WWI
- November 18, 2016

Stressing that major structural reforms will have a huge impact on India's growth in years to come, Kant said India is now going through "short term pains" for long-term gains. The abundant supply of manpower in India needs to be equipped with the right skill sets so enable them to take up the new jobs. Rivlin arrived in India on Monday on a week-long state visit. (more...)
Angela Merkel Will Run for Fourth Term as German Chancellor
- November 17, 2016

Germany's ruling coalition is backing Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as the country's next president, succeeding Joachim Gauck , whose five-year term ends in February. Rather than confronting the party head-on, Merkel has instead stuck to her measured mantra of "We will manage". Following the decision, Steinmeier said that he saw a "giant responsibility" with the office of German president. (more...)
Kim Fatty the Third: China bans Kim Jong Un nickname on websites Kim Fatty the Third: China bans Kim Jong Un nickname on websites
- November 17, 2016

The government's approval comes amid mounting geopolitical uncertainties surrounding the Korean Peninsula as Pyongyang ratchets up its saber rattling and many countries in the region feel uneasy about Donald Trump's surprise victory in last week's USA presidential race. (more...)
South Korea Prosecutors Likely to Question President South Korea Prosecutors Likely to Question President
- November 17, 2016

Prosecutors are investigating whether Park exerted improper pressure on "chaebol" conglomerate bosses to raise funds for foundations involving Park's friend, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday. Choi was arrested on Nov 3 on suspicion of corruption and fraud. "It's correct we're planning to question the president but the date is undecided", the official was quoted as saying. (more...)
Obama arrives in Greece at start of his final foreign tour
- November 17, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama walks next to Greek National Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, right, after his arrival at the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. And Obama is using this trip to try to underscore the US commitment to the alliance. Tsipras, for his part, thanked Obama for his support over the years and said he was hopeful the U.S. (more...)
Tourists are flocking to see this Donald Trump-like bird Tourists are flocking to see this Donald Trump-like bird
- November 17, 2016

Tourists are flocking (like, really sorry) to the Hangzhou Safari Park , a zoo in the Zhejiang province of China's east to take a look at the Trump-like bird. The multi-coloured bird with golden crest and vibrant red body has an elongated tail. While the new president elect Trump's hair has been a topic of discussion for a long time along with other aspects of his appearance, a bird from China seems to bear resemblance to President Trump following pumpkins and sandwiches created around him. (more...)
USA slams Israeli bill to legalize wildcat settlements
- November 17, 2016

During his campaign, Trump has appeared to be more sympathetic to Israel than the Palestinians, which has energized nationalist Israelis. The outpost, where some 40 families live, is under a high court order to be demolished by December 25 because it was built on private Palestinian land. (more...)
Scott aims to put 1 bad hole behind him, win in Australia Scott aims to put 1 bad hole behind him, win in Australia
- November 17, 2016

It has been a more challenging year for Spieth in 2016, which has seen him fail to win a major and surrender his world number one ranking, and he is without a title since the Dean and DeLuca Invitational in May. Matt Jones is not defending the title he won in 2015. "Whichever way you look at it you're basically backing yourself to have a good career and play many majors down the track", Luck said. (more...)
Haley considered for Secretary of State? Haley considered for Secretary of State?
- November 17, 2016

Nikki Haley is calling for a day of prayer vigils throughout SC next week. Trump has spent the past several days reaching out to political figures who opposed him in the Republican primary to fill major positions. A source with knowledge of the Trump transition team's discussions confirmed McMaster's news about the president-elect possibly appointing South Carolina's top two politicians. (more...)