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Iranians Commemorate 1979 US Embassy Takeover
- November 07, 2017

Iran showed off its most powerful missile, the liquid-filled, surface-to-surface Qadr, which the semiofficial Fars News agency says it can travel 1,243 miles, including to Israel. He also laid additional sanctions on Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. State television said similar celebrations were being held in other Iranian cities and towns. (more...)
Trump advisor, linked to Russian Federation probe, withdraws candidacy for post Trump advisor, linked to Russian Federation probe, withdraws candidacy for post
- November 06, 2017

To view the full article, register now. "I think the Democrats might want to be careful what they ask for". A source close to Sessions defended the attorney general, promising he "has been entirely truthful and consistent on this matter". (more...)
Ousted Catalan Leaders Turn Themselves in to Belgian Police Ousted Catalan Leaders Turn Themselves in to Belgian Police
- November 06, 2017

The broadcaster says the four deposed cabinet ministers also reported to police. A judge ordered jail for eight ousted members of the Catalan government on November 2. An opinion poll published on Tuesday showed Junts Pel Si would win in December with 35.2 percent if the vote was held immediately and would likely reach a parliamentary majority if it stuck with its current pact with far-left party CUP. (more...)
Robert Mueller has enough evidence to charge Michael Flynn and son
- November 06, 2017

He could be charged along with his father or separately, NBC reported . The elder Flynn was sacked as national security adviser just 24 days into the job after misleading Vice President Mike Pence, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer about private conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. (more...)
Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty
- November 06, 2017

Hours after announcing in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh on Saturday he would step down, the Saudi television station Al-Arabiya reported an assassination attempt on Hariri was thwarted just days before he resigned. Hariri said the atmosphere in Lebanon is quite similar to the period leading up to the assassination of his father, Rafiq Hariri, in 2005. Having Lebanon plunged in chaos and instability can only exacerbate an already messy regional scene. (more...)
Why we didn't vote for Trump - George W Bush family Why we didn't vote for Trump - George W Bush family
- November 06, 2017

But Trump, who has made more than 1,300 false or misleading claims in less than a year and nearly constantly insults his many rivals, did win the presidency. In the book, titled " The Last Republicans ", the 41 president also revealed that he voted for Trump's Democrat rival Clinton in the 2016 White House race. (more...)
Israeli military says ready to protect Druze village in Syria Israeli military says ready to protect Druze village in Syria
- November 06, 2017

Responding to some allegations by Druze that Israel was assisting Tahrir al-Sham, the Israeli military said "the allegations of Israeli involvement and assistance to global jihadi elements in the fighting are groundless". The IDF statement reflected ongoing pressure on Israeli leaders from the Druze communities in the Galilee and on the Golan to help their coreligionists across the border who are often caught in the crossfire between Sunni rebels and Alawite and Shiite pro-government forces. (more...)
Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip
- November 05, 2017

Sessions later recused himself from all matters related to the campaign, citing his support for the President's successful bid. The trip was "completely unrelated to my limited volunteer role with the campaign and as I've done dozens of times throughout my life". (more...)
New Zealand win by 40 runs, level series 1-1 New Zealand win by 40 runs, level series 1-1
- November 05, 2017

Colin Munro played bright cricket, provided value for money to the spectators who had crammed the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium (SCA) at Khanderi Village and led New Zealand to a comfortable win in the second Twenty20 global. "At one stage we were looking for 220-30 but credit to Bumrah and Bhuvi to have pulled things back", said Kohli after the loss. After 13-14 overs, it gripped a bit. (more...)
Rand Paul assaulted in home, spokeswoman says Paul 'is fine' Rand Paul assaulted in home, spokeswoman says Paul 'is fine'
- November 05, 2017

Troopers determined that Rene A. Boucher, 59, had "intentionally assaulted Paul causing a minor injury", the news release said. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates. Kentucky State Board of Election voting records list Boucher as an enrolled Democrat. He was licensed in 1998. Republican Senator Rand Paul was also at the scene of the Congressional baseball shooting in June, when Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson opened fire, critically injuring Rep. (more...)
Yemen's Houthi fire missile at Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Yemen's Houthi fire missile at Saudi Arabia's Riyadh
- November 05, 2017

According to videos published on social media, smoke could be seen rising near Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport. The Houthi rebels have seized control of Yemen's capital Sanaa, which has forced the government into exile. The coalition didn't name the country. From the border with Yemen to the capital of Saudi Arabia, about 500 km. A Saudi military spokesman condemned the attack in a statement, saying the missile was sacked "indiscriminately" toward a populated civilian area. (more...)
End of Daylight Saving Time means an extra hour of sleep tonight End of Daylight Saving Time means an extra hour of sleep tonight
- November 05, 2017

In a 17-year study involving more than 185,000 patients, researchers from Stanford University found depression rates rose by 11 percent when people set their clocks back in fall. However, the 2005 Energy Policy Act moved DST up three weeks earlier and ended it a week later. Exceptions in the United States: In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow DLS. (more...)
PM Modi inaugurates India's first world food fair in New Delhi PM Modi inaugurates India's first world food fair in New Delhi
- November 04, 2017

Khichdi will be promoted as "Brand India food" at the event. The prime minister invited global companies to come and invest in the food processing industry in India, saying it offers enormous opportunity. World Food India intends to establish global linkages and facilitate foreign investment in India's US$ 915 billion farm-to-fork ecosystem that services the needs and rising aspirations of the country's 1.3 billion consumers. (more...)
Trump said to be souring on son-in-law Trump said to be souring on son-in-law
- November 04, 2017

As the legal noose around the Trump campaign tightens, tensions are reportedly soaring in the West Wing between the president and his son-in-law/top adviser. President Donald Trump believes his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , is giving him bad advice, according to a Vanity Fair report . (more...)
Gender gap grows again after a decade
- November 04, 2017

The global pay gap between men and women has widened to its largest figure in almost a decade, according to a World Economic Forum ( WEF ) study published on Thursday. This is slightly down from the 68.3% measured previous year. "In 2017, we should not be seeing progress towards gender parity shift into reverse", Saadia Zahidi, WEF head of education, gender and work, said in a statement. (more...)
SC refers individual cases against demonetisation to constitution bench
- November 04, 2017

As Subramanium sought to blame Lt. Governor for creating hurdles in the functioning of Delhi government, Justice Chandrachud said that every government has to function within the parameters of the constitution and the Article 239AA defines the powers of Delhi government and Union Territory. (more...)
Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon resigns admitting his behaviour had 'fallen short' Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon resigns admitting his behaviour had 'fallen short'
- November 03, 2017

In his resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May , Fallon said his past behaviour had "fallen short" of what was expected of him. Allegations of sexual abuse have ranged from a charge of rape by an activist in the opposition Labour Party by a senior party member, to unconfirmed details of serial "sex pests" on a list reportedly drafted by aides and researchers in parliament. (more...)
Suspect in Colorado Walmart Shooting Is Arrested, ID'd Suspect in Colorado Walmart Shooting Is Arrested, ID'd
- November 03, 2017

Grant St. Thornton police say 47-year-old Scott Ostrem was arrested Thursday morning, about 14 hours after he fled the store in a auto. Thornton Police named the suspect Thursday morning as 47-year-old Scott Ostrem. The victims were in the same area of the store, but it is unclear if they knew each other. "Let's get this guy as soon as possible", said Avila. An anonymous tipster spotted Ostrem's vehicle not far from his apartment at around 8 a.m. (more...)
Spanish court postpones questioning of six Catalan legislators Spanish court postpones questioning of six Catalan legislators
- November 03, 2017

The deposed leader was photographed in a cafe in Brussels on Thursday while other Catalan government members appeared in court . Runaway Puigdemont who earlier sought guarantees of a fair trial for him and his colleagues previously said he would return to Spain but his recent comments from Belgium made it clear that he is not coming back to Madrid anytime soon. (more...)
Aussie Senate president caught up in parliamentary citizenship fiasco Aussie Senate president caught up in parliamentary citizenship fiasco
- November 03, 2017

Just days after Australia's High Court ruled that five members of federal parliament were ineligible to serve for breaching the Australian constitution's dual citizenship laws, the federal parliament's Senate President Stephen Parry has declared that he may also be a dual citizen. (more...)
Trump thinks twice on sending NY attacker to Guantanamo Trump thinks twice on sending NY attacker to Guantanamo
- November 03, 2017

He said the yet-to-be-assigned judge will question prospective jurors to ensure they can be fair despite anything they might have heard or read. On Thursday morning, Trump reversed course and said it's best to put the alleged attacker through the USA judicial system - using some of the same arguments that former President Barack Obama advanced for shutting down Guantanamo. (more...)
Osweiler Named Starting QB By Broncos Osweiler Named Starting QB By Broncos
- November 03, 2017

He has nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Brady is still just 3-7 in his career playing on the road at Denver, including 0-3 in the playoffs. He completed just 59 percent of his pass attempts and tallied a passer rating of 72.2. In March, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in a move to dump salary, leading to Houston drafting rookie sensation, Deshaun Watson . (more...)
The Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Officially Here — ALERT The Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Officially Here — ALERT
- November 02, 2017

For the 2017 holiday season , the company is ditching their trademark red cups in favor of a do-it-yourself motif . Want a little more variety? Starbucks' Executive Creative Director Leanne Fremar said the cup is "intentionally created to encourage our customers to add their own color and illustrations". (more...)
Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019 Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019
- November 02, 2017

Indigenous Australians have also complained about visitors urinating on the rock, potentially contaminating water sources. The latest statistics showed just 16 per cent of tourists climb Uluru, paving the way for the closure. Uluru's land title was handed back to its traditional owners in 1985, but was immediately leased to the Australian federal government to be jointly managed as a national park for 99 years. (more...)
Trump says he would consider sending NYC attacker to Guantánamo Bay Trump says he would consider sending NYC attacker to Guantánamo Bay
- November 02, 2017

Trump considers Gitmo trial for terror suspect, ... Trump stated that his administration was "today starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program ". "He's a terrorist and he should be kept there and there is no Miranda rights for somebody who killed Americans". "No wonder" attacks take place, he said. (more...)
NYC TERROR ATTACK: Trump calls for extreme vetting NYC TERROR ATTACK: Trump calls for extreme vetting
- November 02, 2017

Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!" - the ACLU tweeted: "When Trump says 'extreme vetting, ' what he really means is government-sponsored religious discrimination. Asked to reconcile his responses to the attacks in Orlando and Las Vegas, Sanders suggested Trump had adopted a different tack since assuming the mantle of the presidency. (more...)
Halloween Candy for Heroes! - A Great Use of Your Extra Halloween Candy Halloween Candy for Heroes! - A Great Use of Your Extra Halloween Candy
- November 02, 2017

The goal of the buy-backs is to help avoid obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, while offering troops overseas some sweet treats from home. Now that Halloween is behind us, some parents may wonder what they should do with their kids leftover candy. (more...)
Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran to discuss efforts to counter terrorism, drug trafficking Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran to discuss efforts to counter terrorism, drug trafficking
- November 02, 2017

Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan want to deepen high-level cooperation on global energy market platforms and expand cooperation in the oil and gas sector, a joint statement signed by the countries' presidents in Tehran on Wednesday said. Trump last month disavowed the 2015 accord to curb Iran's nuclear program that was negotiated between Tehran and the U.S., Russia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and China. (more...)
South Africa chosen as preferred bid for Rugby World Cup 2023 South Africa chosen as preferred bid for Rugby World Cup 2023
- November 01, 2017

World Rugby's Council is expected to rubber-stamp the recommendation on November 15 - though it could still opt for any of the three bids. "World Rugby made it clear that they were very impressed by the quality and detail of the Irish bid". (more...)
CNN fact-checks White House briefing in real time CNN fact-checks White House briefing in real time
- November 01, 2017

The White House has acknowledged this one meeting as there is photographic evidence of it from Trump's own Instagram account (Papadopoulos is third from left). "He asked to do things, he was basically pushed back or not responded to in any way", Sanders said of Papadopoulos' efforts within the campaign, which included sending out emails that offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss U.S. (more...)
Man Utd legend Neville: Mourinho deserves respect; he's like Mayweather! Man Utd legend Neville: Mourinho deserves respect; he's like Mayweather!
- November 01, 2017

We want him to stay with us for many years - he's from our academy. All five Premier League sides in the competition are now top of their groups and Bailly said: "We know it's one of the best leagues and there are good teams, and they're getting good results". (more...)
Leaders inaugurate Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway Leaders inaugurate Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway
- October 31, 2017

Ilham Aliyev stressed that his proves significance of the project, noting that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line is a historical project. "Central Asia, Kazakhstan and a number of European countries show great interest in Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway". (more...)
Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russian Federation inquiry Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russian Federation inquiry
- October 31, 2017

He said on Twitter Sunday that the "facts are pouring out" about links to Russian Federation by his former presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Sitting next to Podesta was his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that brokered funding, CNN reported. (more...)
Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight
- October 31, 2017

As the Kurdish regional parliament was discussing Barzani's request to have his powers dissolved, dozens of his supporters rioted outside, apparently angry over the developments and trying to express their support for him. President Barzani is a historic figure and courageous leader of his people, most recently in our common fight to destroy ISIS. "We were a state within a state", said Kamal Chomani, a nonresident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, in a phone interview ... (more...)
Kim Jong Un visits cosmetics factory
- October 31, 2017

While we're used to seeing the hermit kingdom's supreme leader cheerily visiting bomb makers and giggling on the sidelines of ballistic missile tests, he eschewed those macho environments to enjoy the pastel colours and soft lighting of the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory. (more...)
IAEA Chief: Iran Living Up to Nuclear Deal
- October 31, 2017

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, made the comments Sunday amid mounting rhetoric between between Tehran and Washington over the nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump decertified earlier this month, the Times of Israel reported. (more...)
Australian Govt loses majority after court ruling Australian Govt loses majority after court ruling
- October 30, 2017

Tensions within the Coalition have flared since the High Court last week booted Mr Joyce and his Nationals' deputy Fiona Nash from parliament due to their dual citizenship. The deputy of Joyce's National Party, Fiona Nash, alongside senators Larissa Waters, Scott Ludlam and Malcolm Roberts have also been disqualified. All said they had not been aware of their dual citizenship when they ran for election. (more...)
Tropical Depression 18 Becomes Tropical Storm Philippe Tropical Depression 18 Becomes Tropical Storm Philippe
- October 29, 2017

Regardless of strength, Philippe will produce flash flooding in South Florida. "In areas from Central America to Cuba, heavy rain will be the main issue and not so much the wind". It said the rainfall is spreading north across the Florida Keys and South Florida. Forecasters are studying the development of a potential tropical storm in the western Caribbean in case it is picked up by the jet stream and carried across the Atlantic towards Britain. (more...)
Spain takes over Catalonia Spain takes over Catalonia
- October 29, 2017

He ignored warnings by the Madrid government to cancel the move, prompting Mr Rajoy to threaten to remove Catalan leaders and impose direct rule. He said it was now up to the Catalan parliament to decide the next move, opening the door to a unilateral declaration of independence. (more...)
Three dead in Somalia vehicle bombings Three dead in Somalia vehicle bombings
- October 29, 2017

Police officer Major Abdullahi Aden told Reuters the vehicle bomb said: 'They are fighting inside. "A vehicle loaded with explosives went off at the entrance of Nasa Hablod Hotel and there is gunfire", police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP, saying there was also "a minibus loaded with explosives which went off a nearby intersection". (more...)
Trump to Declare Public Health Emergency for Opioid Crisis Trump to Declare Public Health Emergency for Opioid Crisis
- October 29, 2017

The US government will be working with doctors and medical professionals to implement best practices for "safe opioid prescribing" and "requiring federally employed prescribers" to receive special training. The announcement by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan included a pledge of $50 million in new spending over five years. These so-called medication-assisted treatments continue to be stigmatized in many places. (more...)
Swaraj seeks probe into Sherin's adoption Swaraj seeks probe into Sherin's adoption
- October 28, 2017

He is at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in the custody of the Dallas County Sheriff's Department and is placed under suicide watch. "Wesley Mathews then physically assisted the 3-year-old girl in drinking the milk", according to a affidavit of his arrest. (more...)
Outcome of coffin assault case shows racism won't be tolerated Outcome of coffin assault case shows racism won't be tolerated
- October 28, 2017

Oosthuizen was handed 11 years for his role as an accessory to the crime whiles Jackson bagged 14 years as the main culprit. She added that the government was initiating various programmes to promote unity, reconciliation, nation building and cohesion and said it was important to acknowledge that building a non-racial society required a two-way process and dialogue, particularly in a society that had emerged from centuries of colonialism and apartheid. (more...)
Singapore passport to have new design, additional security features Singapore passport to have new design, additional security features
- October 28, 2017

Passport Index , which keeps track of how useable such documents are, said the city-state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans. Our northern neighbour China came in at rank 67 with a visa-free score of 60. Singapore snagged the top spot. In 2015, the USA held the list's top spot, tied only with the United Kingdom. (more...)
Undocumented Teen Finally Gets Abortion After Month-Long Fight With Trump Administration Undocumented Teen Finally Gets Abortion After Month-Long Fight With Trump Administration
- October 27, 2017

I'm taking action , and I hope you will too, before it's too late. "I dream about studying, becoming a nurse, and one day working with the elderly". Meanwhile, Jane Doe's advocates are making her a second appointment at an abortion clinic. (more...)
Twitter just booted Russian media ads offline Twitter just booted Russian media ads offline
- October 27, 2017

Russia Today ( RT ) and Sputnik , which have spent a combined $1.9m (£1.4m) on Twitter adverts, were blacklisted after an internal investigation into the two, following USA intelligence reports saying they were part of a Russian effort to disrupt last year's vote. (more...)
Pak wants good relations with United States based on mutual respect: FM Pak wants good relations with United States based on mutual respect: FM
- October 27, 2017

The minister informed the Senate that Pakistan told the USA delegation that they should allow their policymakers, not military leaders, to chalk out a policy for peace in Afghanistan as the military solution had failed and now a political solution was needed. (more...)
Senate approves repeal of CFPB arbitration rule in win for financial institutions Senate approves repeal of CFPB arbitration rule in win for financial institutions
- October 26, 2017

The rule allows consumers to avoid being forced into arbitration if they have a dispute with a company. Get a more complete view of the reasons numerous rule's detractors are citing and what arguments the bureau's leadership has put forth in its defense. (more...)
Kid Rock: Of course I'm not running for Senate Kid Rock: Of course I'm not running for Senate
- October 25, 2017

Are you fucking kidding me? Kid Rock said . "Who couldn't figure that out?" Detroit musician Kid Rock announced his run for a Senate seat when he debuted his website kidrockforsenate.com this summer. "Are you f-- s-- me?" But the potential Senate bid was a stunt. "Let's roll with it for a little while", he said on Tuesday, recalling his decision to feed the chatter. (more...)
Afghan President Ghani lands in New Delhi; meets Indian foreign minister Afghan President Ghani lands in New Delhi; meets Indian foreign minister
- October 25, 2017

Tillerson briefly visited Afghanistan on a previously unannounced trip Monday where he held a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials of the Afghan unity government. The United States and Afghanistan have long alleged the Afghan Taliban, particularly their deadliest arm the Haqqani network, has safe havens in Pakistan. (more...)