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Najib turns up at rally for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims Najib turns up at rally for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims
- December 07, 2016

The discriminatory policies of the Myanmar government in Rakhine state have led thousands of Rohingya to flee since the late 1970s to countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India. Meanwhile, Malaysia accused Myanmar of engaging in the "ethnic cleansing" of its Rohingya minority yesterday, as former United Nations chief Kofi Annan visited a burned out village in strife-torn Rakhine state. (more...)
Election: Electoral College defies explanation
- December 07, 2016

Suprun writes that instead of backing Hillary Clinton or Trump, electors from both parties "should unify behind a Republican alternative, an honorable and qualified man or woman such as Gov. In 1837, rogue electors from Virginia briefly blocked the seating of the vice president-elect because they were offended that he had a mixed-race common-law wife. (more...)
Jill Stein Demands Recount At Trump Tower
- December 06, 2016

Others soon to follow; Grand Traverse County being the largest from our region. So Stein has to pay for the recount, and she's been out there raising money. DETROIT (AP ) - A federal judge in Detroit is expected to rule on whether a recount of MI votes in November's presidential election can proceed immediately or if elections officials will have to wait two business days to get started hand-counting about 4.8 million ballots. (more...)
Who Is Jayalalithaa Jayaraman? Tamil Nadu Leader Remains In 'Critical' Condition Who Is Jayalalithaa Jayaraman? Tamil Nadu Leader Remains In 'Critical' Condition
- December 06, 2016

May her soul rest in peace", Modi said on Twitter. She was re-elected as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the second consecutive term in the May 2016 assembly elections with her party getting a strong majority. Tempers ran high as her supporters began clashing with police on the road leading to the hospital. Jayalalithaa was in Apollo Hospital since Sept 22 and then suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening and was put on an extracorporeal membrane heart assist device, a life support ... (more...)
Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul
- December 06, 2016

Islamic State militants have combined fierce resistance with devastating suicide attacks and the use of sophisticated anti-tank weapons systems against Iraqi armored units, according to various reports from the frontline. Aid workers say a full siege is developing and fear that the longer the conflict drags on, the more civilians will suffer. Daesh authorities, trying to portray a sense of normality, released pictures which they said showed a Mosul market on Friday. (more...)
Turkey and Russian Federation want cease-fire in Syria: Turkish official Turkey and Russian Federation want cease-fire in Syria: Turkish official
- December 06, 2016

Erdogan had on Tuesday said Turkey launched the offensive to "put an end to the rule of the tyrant Assad who carries out state terror, not for anything else". Turkish forces are pressing on with a three-month operation inside Syria in support of anti-Assad forces, while Russian Federation is the chief ally of the Syrian president in the conflict that has claimed more than 300,000 lives since 2011. (more...)
Trump threatens payback for U.S. companies that move abroad
- December 06, 2016

Trump announced on Thursday that he had made a deal to save a thousand jobs in exchange for about $7million in tax breaks and gains. Numerous opponents of the 35% tax include conservatives, who argue that Trump is picking winners and losers. (more...)
Al Gore Visits Trump Tower for 'Extremely Interesting' Talk With President-Elect
- December 06, 2016

Bush, has for years been devoted to lowering carbon emissions blamed for climate change .As he campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton earlier this year, Gore warned that Trump would steer the world toward "climate catastrophe" if elected.That warning came as Trump gave speeches calling on the United States to drop out of last year's global climate accord, signed in Paris to lower carbon emissions blamed for a warming planet. (more...)
Law Enforcement Receives Bomb Threat For Los Angeles Subway Station
- December 06, 2016

The threat was relayed by an anonymous man who called a public safety line run by an unidentified foreign government, which then passed on the information to an Federal Bureau of Investigation terrorism task force, said Deirdre Fike, assistant director in charge of the FBI's office in Los Angeles . (more...)
Mamata Banrjee rebukes West Bengal governor, accuses him of toeing Centre's line
- December 05, 2016

Before making statements, all details should be checked. "It was very unfortunate that army has been dragged into an unnecessary controversy", Parrikar said. The Army personnel left the toll tax counters on Friday night. "The Governor is speaking in the voice of Central Government!" TMC leaders in both Houses alleged that neither the state government, nor local administration including police were taken into confidence on the exercise or their permission sought. (more...)
Walter Scott Shooting Case: Deliberations Enter Third Day in Michael Slager Trial
- December 04, 2016

Slager is charged in the shooting death of Scott, who was shot five times in the back while running from Slager during a traffic stop in North Charleston a year ago. Many observers have taken note of the racial imbalance of the jury: six white men, five white women, and one black man. The jury can return a verdict of voluntary manslaughter , which is killing someone in the heat of passion. (more...)
North Korea sanctions: United Nations curbs lucrative coal trade with China
- December 04, 2016

Photo taken on November 30, 2016 shows the United Nations Security Council voting on resolution in response to Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) fifth nuclear test, at the UN headquarters in NY, the United States. Pyongyang would be banned from exporting sculptures and other statues, as it does now to African states. North Korea now generates more than $1 billion a year in revenue from coal exports, making coal its single biggest source of income, according to diplomats and ... (more...)
Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble
- December 04, 2016

Tom Price , R-Ga., as he arrives at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in NY. Elevators close on Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as he arrives at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. On Tuesday he sparked uproar by saying nobody should be allowed to burn the United States flag - allowed under the United States constitution that safeguards freedom of expression - and that it should be punished by loss of citizenship or one year in jail. (more...)
Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands
- December 04, 2016

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia on Friday and called for progress in talks on a decades-old territorial spat ahead of a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Russian leader later this month. (more...)
Trump Effect? Far-Right Poised to Gain Power in Austria
- December 04, 2016

Either way, the contest will break a 70-year hold on the post by the Social Democrats and the Austrian People's Party. The rematch was then postponed because of faulty glue on postal votes.Some believe that this election represents the next test for the rise of populism across Europe and the West, following the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in the US.Van der Bellen says "the nastiness in the Austrian campaign is comparatively harmless" when measured against the mudslinging in ... (more...)
PM's special envoy Tariq Fatemi to meet Trump's team PM's special envoy Tariq Fatemi to meet Trump's team
- December 04, 2016

Trump, who is scheduled to take the oath on January 20, has already set up a provisional team, encouraging foreign leaders and officials to visit his headquarters in NY for familiarisation meetings. Web Desk: After a breakthrough with personal rapport, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit USA in January 2017 to participate in incoming U.S. (more...)
Oman Air's Lucknow flight diverted due to bad weather Oman Air's Lucknow flight diverted due to bad weather
- December 04, 2016

Several flights were delayed at the Delhi airport this morning due to heavy fog and poor visibility. The air quality of the national capital also plunged on Wednesday, turning "severe" - which may affect people's health and severely impact those with respiratory ailments. (more...)
Fifth person dies due to extraordinary 'thunderstorm asthma' crisis
- December 03, 2016

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy said Thursday the demand for ambulances was so acute at one point that "it was like having 150 bombs going off right across a particular part of metropolitan Melbourne". While thunderstorm asthma has occurred all over the world in different conditions, there are persistent factors, according to Reena Ghildyal, an expert in biomedical sciences at the University of Canberra. (more...)
UN states seeking resolution to demand end to fighting in Syria
- December 03, 2016

He said the United Nations was coming up with a plan and approval from Syrian authorities remained essential. Rebels in Aleppo have agreed to form a new military alliance to fight off the onslaught of the government forces, officials of two of the rebel groups said on Thursday. (more...)
Colombian Government to Amnesty FARC despite Referendum Results
- December 03, 2016

Colombia's military is at fault for "entering armed contact" with the FARC "without any other action", despite their belief at the time that they were opening fire on members of the ELN rebel group. 30, 2016. Uribe and his allies argue the deal grants impunity to rebels guilty of war crimes, giving them seats in Congress rather than sending them to jail. (more...)
Almost 3000 Iraqis killed in terrorism, conflict in November
- December 03, 2016

In his first televised update since the Mosul operation began on October 17, Yarullah also described some of the challenges that an array of Iraqi fighters - including army, federal police, and elite counterterrorism troops along with local tribesmen and Iranian-backed militiamen - had encountered in weeks of fierce fighting. (more...)
Vote recount effort races forward despite Trump team rejection Vote recount effort races forward despite Trump team rejection
- December 03, 2016

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is seeking recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, states that went to President-elect Donald Trump. President-elect Donald Trump got busy on Twitter again during the holiday weekend, tweeting a stream of baseless claims of voter fraud, indicating that the Hillary Clinton campaign's involvement in an election recount was hypocritical. (more...)
Trump Is Done Playing Games With Michigan Recount
- December 03, 2016

Supporters of Donald Trump have tried to stop or prevent election recounts in each of the three states where Green Party leader Jill Stein and the campaign of Hillary Clinton have asked for an audit. As of right now, the recount in MI will take place, starting as early as Tuesday and all of the votes will be counted by hand. He won both with slim margins, besting Democrat Hillary Clinton by about 27,000 votes in Wisconsin and 10,700 votes in MI. (more...)
Parents disarmed their son who brought guns to Utah school Parents disarmed their son who brought guns to Utah school
- December 03, 2016

Students at a Utah junior high school get a scare after a classmate brandishes a shotgun. "As the students were entering the school, the principal and police chief from Bountiful City were out there shaking hands, waving to parents dropping off students", he said. (more...)
UK experts to investigate Colombia crash boxes
- December 02, 2016

Chapecoense had been due to play Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of the Copa Sudamerica decider on Wednesday. MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP ) - The Bolivian Civil Aviation Authority has indefinitely suspended permission for LaMia airline to operate following the deadly crash of one its charter planes in Colombia , officials said Thursday. (more...)
Queen's Granddaughter Zara Expecting Second Child With Husband Mike Tindall Queen's Granddaughter Zara Expecting Second Child With Husband Mike Tindall
- December 02, 2016

Zara and Mike already have two-year-old Mia Tindall, who was the sassy little girl to grab hold of Queen Elizabeth's handbag in her birthday pictures. As Zara trotted around them on her horse, Mike kept their daughter entertained. The sporting couple Wednesday in 2011 and the child will be second cousin to Kate and Wills' tots Prince George and Princess Charlotte. (more...)
'Knees together' Justice Robin Camp should quit before he gets fired 'Knees together' Justice Robin Camp should quit before he gets fired
- December 02, 2016

Camp faced an inquiry before the Canadian Judicial Council, and in a 116-page report , determined that though he has made efforts to educate himself after the trial, "education-including social context education-cannot adequately fix the damage caused to public confidence through his conduct of the Wagar Trial". (more...)
Ukraine Plans Missile Drills Near Crimea Amid Threats From Russia Ukraine Plans Missile Drills Near Crimea Amid Threats From Russia
- December 02, 2016

He said the war games included air defence units as well military drones and S-300 ground-to-air missile systems. Vladimir Krizhanovsky, a Ukrainian military official, earlier said that the exercises had begun adding that everything was going smoothly. (more...)
Fiat scion arrested after false report in New York Fiat scion arrested after false report in New York
- December 02, 2016

The two then stayed in a Manhattan housing project for two days drinking, smoking Marijuana and doing cocaine before running out of money. Mr Elkann, who was arrested on a misdemeanour charge of falsely reporting an incident, had only arrived in the United States last week. (more...)
Sidhu's wife, ex-Akali MLA join Cong Sidhu's wife, ex-Akali MLA join Cong
- December 02, 2016

But the front failed to take off with Balwinder and Simarjeet Singh Bains announcing a new front , Lok Insaaf Party, in the election-bound Punjab. The duo joined the Congress at a press conference here, where Punjab PCC chief Amarinder Singh, AICC incharge for the state Asha Kumar and AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala were also present. (more...)
Woman jumps from plane's emergency door after flight lands Woman jumps from plane's emergency door after flight lands
- December 02, 2016

The FBI says she is not a risk for national security. The Houston Chronicle reported the woman was voluntarily taken to a nearby hospital for a mental health evaluation. The woman ran across the tarmac toward the terminal and was apprehended by authorities. Cathy Cole , another passenger aboard Flight 1982, says she was very surprised at how calm everyone on the aircraft was despite the freakish situation that unfolded. (more...)
No charges for Brad Pitt in alleged flight dispute No charges for Brad Pitt in alleged flight dispute
- December 01, 2016

According to a recent cover story shared by In Touch Weekly, Jolie is about to be "exposed" in court by her estranged husband s their divorce battle explodes. Then she sent them both an emotional email asking for the family to spend Thanksgiving together. " Brad's incredibly apprehensive about the thought of meeting Angelina face-to-face", a source told the magazine, before adding: "For the time being, he's willing to lay down his sword". (more...)
Syria: Israeli jets strike outside Damascus, no casualties Syria: Israeli jets strike outside Damascus, no casualties
- December 01, 2016

Arabic-language media had reported earlier that Israeli aircraft struck a Syrian military target as well as a Hezbollah weapons convoy. On Sunday, Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights clashed with militants they said were linked to Daesh and on Monday bombed an abandoned United Nations compound Israel said the group had been using as a base. (more...)
Bihar Assembly denies entry to BJP MLA dressed in shorts and vests Bihar Assembly denies entry to BJP MLA dressed in shorts and vests
- December 01, 2016

Bihari's novel protest was against the state government for continuing to delay the construction of the 44.325 km road from Bettiah to Manuappa despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's announcement the new road at a public meeting in 2013. She was expressing her views on media reports of BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi's claims that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will soon join hands with his party. (more...)
Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners
- November 30, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump wants flag burners to be thrown in jail or have their citizenship revoked. Seattle's American Civil Liberties Union has also played an historic role - working to overturn flag burning laws since another Seattle case in 1970. (more...)