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Tuting issue with China is resolved: General Bipin Rawat


China has approached the Indian side and requested that the equipment be returned, which includes a JCB and a water tanker. Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat also said the number of Chinese troops along the Doklam plateau in the Sikkim sector had also seen a reduction. Read More »

Much stronger USA action against Pakistan needed


The meeting between Jaishankar and Juster took place Friday morning, where they discussed latest developments, including the United States move to cut military aid to Islamabad for not acting against the Haqqani network and Afghan Taliban. Read More »

South Korea: North Korea says it will send team to Olympics

A North Korean soldier late a year ago defected to the South amid a hail of bullets fired by his comrades. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated past year, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un overseeing significant advancements in Pyongyang's nuclear and long-range missile technologies. Read More »

GOP Rep. Royce to Retire, Leaving the OC Ripe for Democrats


But Republicans argue that the 2016 results do not indicate a shift in the district's GOP-leaning. In his final year at the the helm of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Royce said he would be focusing on "the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and unsafe regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's continued efforts to weaponize information to fracture Western democracies, and growing terrorist threats in Africa and Central Asia". Read More »

Jose Mourinho sanctions big January bid for Mesut Ozil


The story also says that Manchester United chiefs are ready to hand Mourinho a transfer budget of as much as £ 80m as the Portuguese coach looks to strengthen his squad this month. The Daily Mirror is reporting that Jose Mourinho has been given the green light to push ahead with a move to try and sign the Germany worldwide from their Premier League rivals. Read More »

Semi-truck crash stops, slows I-5 traffic for several hours


The CHP is blaming the deaths on a wrong-way driver from North Highlands . Five people in a vehicle traveling up California's Interstate 5 just after midnight on Sunday morning had their journey and their lives ended in a fiery head-on collision with a auto driving the wrong way, reports KCRA. Read More »

Internet Association plans legal appeal against FCC net neutrality decision


Opponents believe the rollback of net neutrality rules will lead to consumers paying more for Internet services such as Netflix. "In this document, the American public can see for themselves the damage done by this agency to Internet openness", FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who voted against the repeal , said on Friday. Read More »

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrested


There has been widespread unrest in Iran over the last two weeks as people have taken to the streets to protest against the government after food prices rocketed. "The populaces with their protests are furious at Rouhani's government because of its domination of the public's wealth". According to the government, the official number of deaths since the uprising is 22. Read More »

Pranksters board trans sans trousers for 2018 No trousers Subway Ride


Participants in Montreal may have faced the worst conditions Sunday, with a temperature of 0 degrees. The temperature fell to 5 degrees overnight on the weekend. This attempt by Jerusalemites was a part of the annual event where people ride the subway while they are not wearing trousers. One of the commuters who took the ride in NY said that the participation was less this year but people still participated in the annual event. Read More »

South Korea to honor 2015 'comfort women' accord with Japan


Some rights groups and victims have called for the abolishment of the deal made on December 28, 2015 between Seoul and Tokyo and the return of the funds provided by Japan, saying the deal failed to reflect the victims' demands for a honest apology and legal compensation from the Japanese government. Read More »

Nigeria launches mass evacuation of citizens from Libya


The evacuation of more than 4, 511 others is expected to follow immediately. Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama (R) and Vice Minister of Congolese Expatriates, Emmanuel Ilunga Ngoie Kasongo (above) attend a joint press conference on the situation of illegal immigrants, in the Libyan capital Tripoli on January 6. Read More »

Today's the day! Same-sex couples can now officially Wednesday in Australia


The couple Wednesday shortly after midnight in an intimate country ceremony attended by 50 of their closest family and friends at Summergrove Estate at Carool in the New South Wales Northern Rivers Hinterland. The early ceremony was mainly to avoid the summer heat, Kitschke said. "Most of the others have been more of protests - we've renewed our vows at rallies, married on TV and on radio". Read More »

Mueller Conveys Interest In Questioning Trump


The president's lawyers are asking about providing written responses to questions instead of a sit-down, in-person interview and other compromises that could help them avoid putting Trump on the spot with the special counsel. Citing three people familiar with the situation, NBC said lawyers for Trump had met with representatives of Mueller's office in late December to discuss the logistics of any such interview. Read More »

Militant killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight


He said that three militants were killed in the gunfight that lasted for few hours. SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh said that one militant has been killed and his identity is being ascertained. The Indian troops also launched an operation at Tahab in Pulwama district. "The operation has ended", said Khan. The government forces lobbed tear smoke shells to disperse the mob and clashes disrupted life in the town while shopkeepers downed their shutters. Read More »

Ex-Finmeccanica CEO acquitted in AgustaWestland chopper deal


After initial levels of investigation, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI ) arrested former Air Force chief S P Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and Lawyer Gautam Khaitan and filed charge sheet against 9 other persons. The inquiry followed the arrests of Orsi and Spagnolini by the Italian investigators. The investigation conducted and various documents collected so far revealed that AgustaWestland International Ltd, UK paid an amount of Euro 58 million as kickbacks through Gordian Services ... Read More »

AMU scholar suspended for joining Hizbul Mujahideen


Wani's father is a lecturer while his brother is an engineer. He switched off his phone three days ago and we informed the police about the same. "Educated youth are joining Hizb to take the freedom movement forward" made a statement by the leader of the banned terror group, Syed Salahuddin. Read More »

Supreme Court Lets Mississippi's Anti-LGBTQ Law Stand-for Now


The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a case about Mississippi's anti-LGBT law, allowing it to stand. The 5th Circuit opinion explained that the state law protects people "who act in accordance with" their religious beliefs. Bryant gave it his signature in 2016. Despite this setback for LGBTQ supporters, there are still many legal challenges waiting for the religious freedom law. Read More »

Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China


The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 metric tons (150,000 tons, or almost 1 million barrels) of condensate, a type of ultra-light oil, according to Chinese authorities, who have dispatched three ships to clean the spill. The tanker's 32 crew members were missing on Sunday. The U.S. Navy joined the search and rescue efforts yesterday, sending a military aircraft to the area, which spans 3,600 square nautical miles. Read More »

Pierce County cop dead after confrontation with burglary suspects


The deputy was the first person to arrive on scene. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 2:00 a.m. Monday. The Sheriff's Department says one suspect was found dead at the scene, but another male suspect is still at large and is considered armed and risky. Read More »

Rotor issue caused USA helicopter emergency landing in Japan


There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage after the helicopter landed near a hotel in the village of Yomitan on Monday. It was the latest in a series of accidents involving United States military equipment that have fuelled local opposition to the basing of American forces on the island. Read More »

Cliven Bundy, codefendants go free, won't face retrial; Bundy reacts


Payne, were so grave that the indictment against them would be dismissed. On Monday, she dismissed the case "with prejudice", meaning the government can not retry the defendants. The dispute, which ultimately became known as the Bundy standoff of 2014, began in the 1990s when the federal government limited grazing rights on public property in order to protect wildlife. Read More »

China opposes linking terrorism with any country

Zhou said China - largely limited to the Strait of Malacca in Southeast Asia - wants better access to the Indian Ocean and the Gwadar Port could be a transit hub for sea and land routes once the CPEC's railway was up and running, helping improve and cut the cost of logistics for China. Read More »

Chances of getting killed by a auto in NYC are getting slimmer


Its champions stress making changes to the physical aspects of streets and sidewalks to reduce vehicle speeds. Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), announced Monday that New York City saw the fewest traffic fatalities on record past year - that includes a 32 percent drop in pedestrian deaths. Read More »

Asean and India join hands for closer ties


Swaraj, while addressing the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations in Singapore said the whole of the South-East Asia is on the rise in partnership with each other and added that ASEAN region is integral to Asia's success and to a possibility of an Asian century. Read More »

Federal commission kills Trump's plan to save coal plants


The coal and nuclear industries supported the plan, while a broad coalition of state utility commissions, grid operators, and the oil and gas and renewables industries all opposed it. Critics of the proposal said it could have let some coal and nuclear plants continue to operate even if they're not economic to run. DOE submitted the NOPR to FERC last September. Read More »

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month


Pence will leave on January 19 and arrive in Egypt on January 20 to meet with Egyptian President Abed Fattah el-Sisi before traveling to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah on January 21. "In some ways, this trip could now become the moment where the Trump administration finally walks away from the notion of a serious peace negotiation and just goes full in with the Israelis", Goldenberg said. Read More »

Syrian government escalates bombing campaign over last-remaining rebel strongholds


Syrian government forces and their allies have been on the offensive since late October in Hama and Idlib provinces, capturing almost 100 villages from insurgent groups, including the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee. The ministry said there was no damage to the bases. Also, almost 100 people were wounded. In December 2016, Assad's forces captured rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo, marking the government's biggest victory since the conflict began. Read More »

MLK celebration set for January 14


The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade will begin as usual on Laurel Street in Springfield near the Effingham County offices. The theme will be Survival of Civil Rights (how far we have come). 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A major goal of the event is to inspire citizens of all ages to get involved in community service, King's passion; so everyone is invited to a dialogue hour from 4 to 5 share ideas and discuss opportunities for meaningful service in our ... Read More »

Former housing minister named Conservative Party chairman

May's Cabinet reshuffle was more limited than expected with the big names all keeping their jobs, including the gaffe-prone Boris Johnson keeping his position as Foreign Secretary, the newly promoted Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson staying on and Philip Hammond hanging on as Chancellor of the Exchequer after his Autumn Statement, or budget, was received well by Tory MPs. Read More »

Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer


The news comes as Romney, 70, weighs whether to run for a Utah Senate seat now occupied by Republican Sen. Romney would be seeking to succeed Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who has announced he will retire rather than seek re-election. About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. News of Romney's cancer treatment was first reported by CNN. Read More »

Egypt's former PM gives up presidential candidacy


Egypt's National Electoral Authority (NEA) announced on Monday that voting in the upcoming 2018 presidential elections will begin in March. Separately, another potential presidential candidate, Colonel Ahmed Konsowa, was arrested in December after announcing plans to run. Read More »

WH Defends Trump's Schedule After Report He Doesn't Start Until 11AM


During the day, as well as before and after, Trump's schedule is filled with "Executive time", which, according to Axios , is code for watching TV. R. McMaster, followed by more Executive Time and a short meeting with the work day ending in the afternoon at 4:15. On Wednesday this week, for example, the president meets at 11am for his intelligence briefing, then has "Executive Time" until a 2pm meeting with the Norwegian Prime Minister. Read More »

Pyongyang Names Delegation to Attend Talks with South Korea

Experts also say that North and South Korea carried out smooth coordination for the rank of the figures appointed to the negotiating teams. "There are things that we suggested to North Korea for the peace Olympics". The Trump administration has agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Olympics. Responding to a series of questions on the recent North Korean behaviour, Pompeo said the North Koreans are trying to find a foothold, trying to find a place to ... Read More »

Weather disasters cost United States record $306 billion in 2017 -NOAA


All told there were 16 major disasters that exceeded one billion dollars said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday, a record since NOAA started keeping track of billion-dollar disasters in 1980. Extreme rainfall up to 37 inches caused widespread flooding and mudslides across the island. Hurricanes Maria and Irma caused damage amounting to $90 billion and $50 billion, respectively. Read More »

Pierce County deputy fatally shot after responding to home invasion; manhunt underway


McCartney, 34, was a married Navy veteran with three sons, a sheriff's office official said. "He chased after him and there were shots fired", sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said in an interview. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the deputy was shot just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday during a foot chase while responding to a 911 call. Pierce County Skills Center, a vocational education school administered by the Bethel district, also was closed for the day because of its proximity. Read More »

Israel announces travel ban on pro-Palestinian boycott advocates

The list's publication follows legislation from last March and will target groups from Europe , the United States , Chile and South Africa . The group, together with the Friends Service Council, a British Quaker organisation, won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 for assisting Second World War refugees, primarily Jews. Read More »

Blow for Britain's May as Northern Ireland secretary resigns


Mr Brokenshire has resigned from the Cabined due to ill health and it's understood he requires surgery for a lung condition. "There is an urgent need to restart talks between the parties". "In the last few days I have been told that I have a small lesion in my right lung which needs to be removed", Brokenshire wrote in his resignation letter. Read More »

Form Gael Monfils expects 'very tough' Australian Open despite Andy Murray's absence


I always come back. "Of course I'm really happy", said Rublev. "You can see even I was really slow today on the court". I was just focusing to do my best every match and that's it. I mean, he moves unbelievable. We'll see. Because in the end I have nothing to lose tomorrow. Monfils' match with Thiem was cancelled due to an illness of Thiem's part, giving Monfils an extra day of rest and preparation. Read More »

Trump's Lawyers Are Trying To Get Him Out of Mueller Interview


The president's legal team has been discussing with Federal Bureau of Investigation officials a possible interview by Mueller as part of the sweeping probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, a source told NBC News . Read More »

Princess Charlotte is off for her first day at nursery school


Her red coat matches her mary janes, and she sports a pink scarf and backpack. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally shared the first pictures of Princess Charlotte attending her first day of nursery last week. Princess Charlotte smiles as she prepares for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School , on january 8, 2018 . The school is less than a mile from Kensington Palace. Read More »

Trump administration ends protected status of 200000 Salvadorans in US


An estimated 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants have the protections, according to a November report by the Congressional Research Service. The decision means that Salvadorans who now have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) must return to their homeland by September 2019 or become undocumented immigrants if they choose to remain without legal protections. Read More »