• Palestinians 'freeze' meetings with United States over office row
Palestinians 'freeze' meetings with United States over office row

In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump in Ramallah, West Bank, on June 21. Trump, who has said he wants to strike the "ultimate deal" in negotiating a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians after decades o...

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  • United States regulator unveils plan to end 'net neutrality'
United States regulator unveils plan to end 'net neutrality'

The agency's Republican chairman, Ajit Pai , has made undoing the government's net neutrality rules one of his top priorities, and Tuesday's move hands a win to broadband companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast. Matt Wood of the consumer group Free Press said the new initiative was a "massive giveaway to the handful of media conglomerates" w...

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  • At Least 50 Killed In Bombing During Mosque's Morning Prayers In Nigeria
At Least 50 Killed In Bombing During Mosque's Morning Prayers In Nigeria

The police spokesman said the young man detonated his explosives Tuesday while mingling among the worshippers. They gave lower death tolls but both said the number killed was likely to rise. On November 19, Boko Haram bases in the Njimiya, Parisa and Gulumba areas near the Sambisa Forest of Borno state were hit by air strikes, leading to "heavy l...

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  • Sochi meeting of Turkey, Russia, Iran presidents important for region's future: Erdogan
Sochi meeting of Turkey, Russia, Iran presidents important for region's future: Erdogan

Mr Putin hosted Mr Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday. Yesterday's meeting was unannounced and the Kremlin did not make it public until this morning. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for "a little over an hour" Tuesday morning, discussing a range of pressing worldwide concerns a day after Putin met...

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  • Trump backs Roy Moore: 'He denies it'
Trump backs Roy Moore: 'He denies it'

He spoke to reporters at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Asked if he would speak about Moore, President Trump said , "I can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, [Doug] Jones".

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  • Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda Puts 60000 Haitians in Peril
Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda Puts 60000 Haitians in Peril

Haitians with TPS will not be targeted by immigration officials for early deportation, senior officials said. Critics of Trump's decision say TPS beneficiaries, who are allowed to work in the USA, contribute to the economy and pay taxes.

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  • Kenya: Two killed in protests after Supreme court verdict
Kenya: Two killed in protests after Supreme court verdict

Opposition chief, Raila Odinga boycotted the polls, saying that IEBC could not be trusted to hold free and fair elections. "This position has not been changed by the court ruling", Mr Odinga's adviser, Salim Lone, said in a statement. The opposition strategy is built around a National Resistance Movement that hinges on the economic boycott and civi...

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  • Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action
Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

He further said, "Any leniency in dealing with their policies would only encourage them more, so we must stand together", Jubeir said, referring to Iran. Majority Shias were denied to organise religious meetings commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in the month of Muharram recently. It marked the first time that any senior Israel Defense F...

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  • US Border Patrol agent killed while on patrol in Texas
US Border Patrol agent killed while on patrol in Texas

Investigators haven't released certain details about the case, including what time it happened and whether they're pursuing specific suspects. "The FBI is still actively investigating the incident and gathering the facts", FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper said.

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  • Lady Driver With F-Trump Sticker To Discuss Legal Case
Lady Driver With F-Trump Sticker To Discuss Legal Case

Forsenca was subsequently released on bond, and has since given her display a bit of an update. Now to the very right of Karen Fonseca's "F-- Trump and f-k you for voting for him" sticker on the back window of her husband's white truck is the slightly smaller message, "F-- Troy Nehls and f-k you for voting for him", KHOU reports.

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  • Congress Working Committee meeting to be held at 10 Janpath on Monday
Congress Working Committee meeting to be held at 10 Janpath on Monday

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) is set to meet on Monday to take final call over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as the party's president. As it is unlikely that there will be a contender to challenge Rahul, his election will be complete even as the Gujarat election peaks.

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  • Franken, Moore assault allegations dredge up accusations against Trump
Franken, Moore assault allegations dredge up accusations against Trump

Last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House's official stance on the sexual assault accusations is that every single one of the women is lying. The voter, Martha Shiver, attended a "Women for Moore" rally Friday in the state Capitol in Montgomery, and she spoke briefly to MSNBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard.

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  • Shinzo Abe pledges to strengthen defence amid North Korea threat
Shinzo Abe pledges to strengthen defence amid North Korea threat

Satellite imagery shows that North Korea has begun building a new nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine, according to American analysts. The researchers in 38 North spotted two large circular objects on the November 05 images, and they believe that these parts are submarine's pressure hull.

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  • Sasikala has brought 'bad name to the party', says Tamil Nadu CM
Sasikala has brought 'bad name to the party', says Tamil Nadu CM

But later, sources revealed that Sasikala's room in the house too had been searched. "The raids are being carried out at the connivance of chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamy and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam . On hearing the news that Veda Nilayam was being raided a number of cadre belonging to the Sasikala/Dinakaran faction of the AIAD...

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  • Moody's ups ratings of SBI, HDFC Bank, EXIM India and IRFC
Moody's ups ratings of SBI, HDFC Bank, EXIM India and IRFC

The "Baa3" rating was the lowest investment grade - just a notch above "junk" status. The S&P BSE Sensex closed the day's trade 235.98 points up and NSE Nifty50 68.85 points up. This is not something that is happening in isolation. The upgrade is a recognition of the reform process in India, particularly in the last 3-4 years, in which struct...

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  • Gujarat Assembly Elections: BJP declares second list of candidates
Gujarat Assembly Elections: BJP declares second list of candidates

Besides the names of CM Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel , names of Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani and several cabinet ministers feature in the party's first list. Kodinar MLA and parliamentary secretary Jethabhai Solanki has resigned from the party after his name did not figure in the list while in Padra, more than 200 party workers incl...

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  • Military members increased reporting of sexual assault cases in 2016
Military members increased reporting of sexual assault cases in 2016

Since 2005, the military has encouraged service men and women to report acts of sexual assault instead of worrying about ridicule or retaliation. "This kind of flexibility allows the department to better meet the department's goals to increase reporting of sexual assault and decrease the occurrence of the crime through prevention." said Galbreath...

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  • Fire rips through building in Manhattan's Hamilton Heights
Fire rips through building in Manhattan's Hamilton Heights

Two have reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Thick smoke and orange flames from the fire could be seen pouring through the building's roof. " My cat is gone, all my clothes, all the papers, gotta start all over ". The Daily Mail said some witnesses told PIX11 that sections of the building's facade are falling to the street belo...

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  • NATO Fired Servicemen Who Depicted Ataturk, Erdogan as 'Enemies'
NATO Fired Servicemen Who Depicted Ataturk, Erdogan as 'Enemies'

NATO's secretary general has apologised to Turkey after a civilian contractor depicted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an "enemy collaborator" during a military exercise in Norway. In an earlier separate incident, a technical staffer for the same exercise used a picture of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk , founder of the Turkish Republic, in the "Hostil...

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  • Warriors' Stephen Curry still probable for Celtics game
Warriors' Stephen Curry still probable for Celtics game

Golden State soon began to put some separation between itself and the Celtics doing what they've done to most teams this season which is dominate play at both ends of the floor. The 21-yeard-old forward helped the Celtics to a 19-2 run in the third quarter. Iring and Morris each had five for Boston. Stephen Curry labored through 3-of-14 shootin...

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  • Two Israelis Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack
Two Israelis Wounded in West Bank Car-ramming Attack

A Palestinian terrorist carried out a combined ramming and stabbing attack Friday morning near the Gush Etzion Junction. Israeli authorities also routinely seal entire villages following Palestinian attacks or alleged attacks and demolish the family homes of the perpetrators; one of many measures implemented as a form of collective punishment.

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  • Daddy Freeze reacts to Pope's donation of Lamborghini to Charity
Daddy Freeze reacts to Pope's donation of Lamborghini to Charity

Vatican: Famously frugal in his tastes, Pope Francis normally favours modest Fiats and Fords when he is driven around on trips overseas, but on Wednesday he took possession of something a little classier - a Lamborghini supercar. The pope blessed and signed the vehicle, which will be auctioned by RM Sotheby's in May next year. Pope Francis ...

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  • Malaysians involved in Joo Koon MRT train collision
Malaysians involved in Joo Koon MRT train collision

According to LTA, about 8.18am today, a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link station stopped at Joo Koon station to detrain passengers due to an anomaly in the train signalling system. In another tweet, SMRT said train service on the North-South Line (NSL) is running normally. Come Monday, those who have to break up their journey by taking...

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  • USA eyes talks with North Korea, but only if nuclear programme ends
USA eyes talks with North Korea, but only if nuclear programme ends

Song would be the first ministerial-level Chinese official to visit North Korea since October 2015. After a 12-day trip to Asia in which President Donald Trump stressed his friendship and mutual understanding with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing appears to have crossed Trump on a key issue: North Korea.

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  • Twitter updates verification process after verifying Nazi
Twitter updates verification process after verifying Nazi

The social media site said it was in the process of eliminating the verification status of accounts that do not adhere to a new set of guidelines it issued on Wednesday. "Verified no more! Is it not okay to be proudly white?" Jason Kessler has written for the Daily Caller and organized the Charlottesville white supremacist rally that turned...

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  • Texas woman won't remove crude anti-Trump decal from pickup
Texas woman won't remove crude anti-Trump decal from pickup

The Facebook post has since been deleted after receiving nearly 20,000 comments and more than 10,000 shares, but no license plate number was visible in the photo. Others said they didn't want their children forced to see profanity on the road. "(2) makes an offensive gesture of display in a public place, and the gesture or display tends to inci...

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  • Kidnapped Saudi released in Lebanon
Kidnapped Saudi released in Lebanon

Hariri, who was named prime minister in November 2016 and also held the position between 2009 and 2011, said in his resignation broadcast from Riyadh that "we are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere witnessed before the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri ".

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  • Israel fears Syria buffer will put Iran close to frontier
Israel fears Syria buffer will put Iran close to frontier

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sent his "deepest condolences" to the people of Iraq and Iran and pledged his country's readiness to assist the victims and the recovery effort. "Anyone who has yet to understand this, should". As the USA national security team arrived in Israel, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Iran's pres...

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  • Rocket Issue Delays Launch of Advanced New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite
Rocket Issue Delays Launch of Advanced New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

JPSS-1 was set to launch into a polar orbit around Earth at 4:47 a.m. EST to join the current weather satellites and provide meteorologists with a variety of observations from space. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems built the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder and the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument. The launch of the...

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  • Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey results
Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey results

In the case of a no result, the issue of same-sex marriage will be ruled out of parliament for the remainder of the Coalition's term , as well as the next, should they remain in government. Dear Lifehacker, there's been a lot of coverage about the voting and enrolment deadlines for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey . No matter what the...

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  • Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake
Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

Iranian state TV said thousands of survivors had spent another night in makeshift camps or in the open. "We need help. We need everything". While visiting the region on Tuesday, a national day of mourning, President Hassan Rouhani pointed out that many privately-built homes appeared to have been spared damage.

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  • Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'
Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'

The ruling party will next month hold an extra ordinary congress to reaffirm Mugabe's candidature in next year's presidential elections and also amend the party constitution to allow for a female vice president. 'We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military...

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  • EU Ministers Sign Landmark Defense Agreement
EU Ministers Sign Landmark Defense Agreement

At that the member states retain their sovereign right to leading their own national defense. This permanent framework for defence cooperation will allow those member states willing and able to jointly develop defence capabilities, invest in shared projects, or enhance the operational readiness and contribution of their armed forces.

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  • Ardern admits she may be seen as
Ardern admits she may be seen as "an irritant" over Manus Island

Sources say about 450 men have barricaded themselves into the center and have been living without food, water, and power for over 13 days. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports. New Zealand has had on the table for several years an offer to take 150 refugees from Australian-run offshore detention centres each year. "I see the human face of this an...

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  • Roy Moore allegations: Another woman accuses Republican candidate of assault
Roy Moore allegations: Another woman accuses Republican candidate of assault

A new report suggests that the Trump Administration might be looking at ways to appoint Attorney General Jeff Sessions to his old senate seat in order to quell the evolving controversy that surrounds Roy Moore . "It's his responsibility to step forward and say more and do more when it comes to the situation in Alabama", Durbin, D-Ill., said on...

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