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World Pentagon says retweet calling for Trump to resign was made in error
Author: 0 Pentagon says retweet calling for Trump to resign was made in error

The Pentagon "erroneously" called for President Donald Trump's resignation from office Thursday in a since-deleted retweet on its official Twitter account that it says was sent in error. The message appeared only briefly on the department's feed, which has more than 5.2 million followers, before it was deleted. Among his Facebook posts are some that identify Barack Obama as a "patriot" and Donald Trump as a 'traitor'.

World Christopher Pyne shrugs off Twitter porn hack scandal
Author: 0 Christopher Pyne shrugs off Twitter porn hack scandal

At 6am, Pyne tweeted his defence, blaming a hacker "making mischief over the plebiscite". ABC points out that, "As Defence Industry Minister, Mr. Pyne usually uses his Twitter account to discuss military hardware or sometimes to promote his media appearances".

World Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown
Author: 0 Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown

He told reporters before leaving: "We've had a tremendously successful trip. Tremendous amounts of work was done on trade". Duterte said that during the summit, leaders of the 10-nation regional bloc and their dialogue partners, including China and the United States, vowed to work together to combat terror groups.

World Bipartisan Senate Bill To Improve Gun Background Checks Announced
Author: 0 Bipartisan Senate Bill To Improve Gun Background Checks Announced

Senator John Cornyn has announnced that a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers had introduced a bill to expand oversight of federal agencies responsible for checking criminal background history for firearms purchases. And the National Shooting Sports Foundation has also endorsed, clearing the way for the Senate to move ahead. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. The senators introducing the bill include Sen.

World Judiciary Sens: Kushner was contacted about WikiLeaks, Russia ahead of election
Author: 0 Judiciary Sens: Kushner was contacted about WikiLeaks, Russia ahead of election

In a section of their letter titled "Missing Documents", Grassley and Feinstein wrote that Kushner had provided emails that were sent to and from specific individuals, but not emails about those individuals. It was revealed in July that Kushner, along with Donald Trump Jr. and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, attended a summer 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who had promised dirt on former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

World Hyundai To Introduce 8 New SUVs In The US By 2020
Author: 0 Hyundai To Introduce 8 New SUVs In The US By 2020

The three-row Hyundai Santa Fe is on the small end of the midsize segment, O'Brien said, and so the new model launching mid-2019 will be longer, wider, and taller, to compete with such models as the Ford Explorer , Chevrolet Traverse , Honda Pilot , and Toyota Highlander .

World Execution of Inmate Called Off After Unsuccessful Attempts to Insert IV
Author: 0 Execution of Inmate Called Off After Unsuccessful Attempts to Insert IV

The execution of a sick U.S. inmate was postponed Wednesday after prison officials could not find a viable vein to inject lethal drugs. Campbell was due to be executed for a carjack killing of an 18-year-old in 1997. Campbell, 69, has severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder as the result of a decades-long two-pack-a-day smoking habit, the prisons doctor said.

World Female GL Tech student charged with bringing pellet gun to school
Author: 0 Female GL Tech student charged with bringing pellet gun to school

Anaheim police disclosed the new post Wednesday night via Twitter. But the second post was eventually determined to be a reposting of the first threat. An investigation led to a search of the youth, who was found in possession of an empty pellet pistol in her backpack. As school staff members attempted to break up the fight, troopers say the aggressive 17-year-old student was removed and placed in another office, where she reportedly continued to be disorderly by pounding on the glass and ...

World Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi, says defence chief
Author: 0 Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi, says defence chief

In a statement delivered prior to the vote, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the U.N. Abdallah Al-Mouallimi slammed the "the grave deterioration in the state of human rights in Syria". "I see that Hezbollah is beginning to feel financial pressure", he said, "and is starting to get into serious material problems and we see a decline in support for Hezbollah".

World Turkey issues diplomatic note to U.S. over Turkish businessman
Author: 0 Turkey issues diplomatic note to U.S. over Turkish businessman

Bloomberg is reporting that Zarrab was suddenly released from prison last week, government records showed, but that two people familiar with the matter say he remains in U.S. "We will follow up the issue". The indictment broadens the case targeting Zarrab over sanction evasion, which has fueled tensions between the USA and Turkey.

World Still Deadlocked: Jury Says They're Divided In Menendez's Corruption Trial
Author: 0 Still Deadlocked: Jury Says They're Divided In Menendez's Corruption Trial

Bob Menendez's federal bribery trial told the judge that it remained deadlocked Thursday after deliberating over more than seven days, and the judge weighed a defense request for a mistrial. Both Menendez and Melgen have denied all charges against them. Prosecutors had alleged Melgen, a wealthy ophthalmologist, had provided the senator with six-figure campaign contributions, luxury hotel stays and private plane flights in exchange for Menendez's intervention on the doctor's behalf in an ...

World College strike to continue as faculty rejects offer
Author: 0 College strike to continue as faculty rejects offer

The lawsuit aims to "recover damages" on behalf of the students at the 24 colleges across the province that have been on strike for several weeks now. The strike has forced hundreds of thousands of students out of class since October 16. According to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, 95% of eligible members cast ballots in a vote that saw 86% vote against the offer.

World Korean stars Lee Min Ho, Suzy confirm breakup
Author: 0 Korean stars Lee Min Ho, Suzy confirm breakup

More than two years back Lee Min Ho and Bae Suzy made a decision to tie love knots by coming together in a relationship after sharing some photos of them in London. Stay tuned for updates on Lee Min ho-Suzy break up. Aside from the girlband, Suzy has had solo success with her singles Dream and Don't Wait For Your Love, and has starred in Dream Jigh, The Sound of a Flower and the hit K-drama While You Were Sleeping .

World World Rugby to review bidding process for 2023 hosting rights
Author: 0 World Rugby to review bidding process for 2023 hosting rights

Probably. Joel Stransky, the first five-eighth who kicked the drop goal in extra time to give the Springboks a win over the All Blacks in the World Cup final when the Republic last hosted the tournament in 1995, suggested an old boys network had decided this outcome.

World ICC bans Hafeez from bowling in worldwide matches
Author: 0 ICC bans Hafeez from bowling in worldwide matches

The International Cricket Council said subsequent testing at the United Kingdom's Loughborough University showed a majority of Hafeez's deliveries "exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations". Hafeez's bowling adds value to his batting, having taken 136 wickets in 195 one-day internationals. He was reported third time in his global career for suspect bowling action during the recent one-day series with Sri Lanka in the UAE.

World Mexico to propose 'rigorous' NAFTA reviews to counter sunset plan
Author: 0 Mexico to propose 'rigorous' NAFTA reviews to counter sunset plan

Speaking today in Montreal, Chrétien pointed to the Canada-U. He notes that Canada shared factories and jobs with the Americans under the agreement and that it worked well. Mike Stuart, president of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Maitland, Fla., said that the association continues to "strongly support" a provision that would provide anti-dumping protection for seasonal producers of perishable products in the U.S.

World 'F*CK TRUMP' Truck Sticker Triggers Local Sheriff: 'Offensive Display'
Author: 0 'F*CK TRUMP' Truck Sticker Triggers Local Sheriff: 'Offensive Display'

The goal would be to see if they can agree on a modification of the message; otherwise, the driver could be charged with disorderly conduct. Social media commenters nearly immediately took issue with the local lawman's assessment, suggesting that Nehls could infringe on the driver's free speech.

World London's Old Vic Reports 20 Cases of 'Inappropriate Behaviour'
Author: 0 London's Old Vic Reports 20 Cases of 'Inappropriate Behaviour'

Richard Miskella, a lawyer from the firm Lewis Silkin who conducted the investigation on behalf of the Old Vic, said that it had encouraged 14 of the men to talk to the police because of the nature of the allegations. None of The Old Vic's trustees were aware of the allegations, they have said. We hope this goes some way towards providing a support structure for those affected, together with the knowledge that the testimonies they have shared will help inform the way forward at The Old Vic and ...

World Hogan Releases Statement On Baltimore Police Officer
Author: 0 Hogan Releases Statement On Baltimore Police Officer

A $64,000 reward is being offered for information. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Wednesday that the shooter "will be found, charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law". The neighborhood where the officer was shot has a number of vacant row houses and has been the scene of numerous shootings over the years. Pugh called for a halt to the violence - a frequently repeated refrain in Baltimore.

World Four juveniles escape South Jersey correctional facility, steal and crash auto
Author: 0 Four juveniles escape South Jersey correctional facility, steal and crash auto

Michael Huggins, 18, and three other teenagers overpowered a corrections officer at the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City and stole his vehicle to flee, according to Atlantic County officials. Egg Harbor City Schools are closed Wednesday as a precaution. Petusky did not say if investigators believe Huggins is also in the Bridgeton area, but the dozens of law enforcement officials who had convened on Egg Harbor City for the overnight search were disbanding after ...

World Indians are still hopelessly in love with Narendra Modi
Author: 0 Indians are still hopelessly in love with Narendra Modi

The survey was conducted among 2,464 respondents in India from February 21 to March 10, 2017. The survey says that PM Modi's unfazed popularity across the nation is a result of the public's good feeling about the way things are going in India, the state of the domestic economy and his own stewardship of the country.

World Philippines is 12th country most affected by terrorism
Author: 0 Philippines is 12th country most affected by terrorism

The number of countries rose from 65 in 2016 to 77 past year, while the global score - which registers the impact of terrorism - decreased by 4 per cent from 2015. If the 11 September attacks in NY are excluded, it was the deadliest year for terrorism since 1988. "When you look at Iraq and Syria, with Isis very close to military defeat, that bodes well for the future of terrorist activity", he said.

World Supreme Court rejects Rajasthan High Court's order on OBC reservation
Author: 0 Supreme Court rejects Rajasthan High Court's order on OBC reservation

Yesterday, the Bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi had opined that the matter be placed before a Constitution Bench, and therefore referred the matter to the Chief Justice. Agreeing with this reasoning, the apex court bench, that also comprised Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, proceeded to partially set aside the HC order.

World BJP Leader Shot Dead By Unidentified Assailants In Uttar Pradesh
Author: 0 BJP Leader Shot Dead By Unidentified Assailants In Uttar Pradesh

There were two more people in the auto when shooters kept firing for about half a kilometre. Two other occupants were also injured and they are admitted in a private hospital. The assailants fled the spot, the police said. Assistant superintendent of police Suniti Singh said initial investigation showed the motive behind the murder appeared to be personal.

World Cambodia court to rule on opposition party's dissolution
Author: 0 Cambodia court to rule on opposition party's dissolution

Prime Minister Hun Sen has been leading the CPP in Cambodia for almost 33 years, and many experts see his government's dismantling of the opposition CNRP - a party that almost dethroned the ruling party in the 2013 general election - as an attempt to corner the competition and guarantee the CPP the July 2018 national election.

World Sunshine returns today, with more rain chances on the horizon for Wednesday
Author: 0 Sunshine returns today, with more rain chances on the horizon for Wednesday

That slight chance for rain will gradually shift to the south Wednesday night and Thursday . Timing of the cold front appears to be evening into the early night. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The lovely finish to the day also came with the warmest readings in 10 days as temperatures warmed into the low to mid 60s.

World Importing Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe Is Legal Again. And Conservationists Are Horrified
Author: 0 Importing Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe Is Legal Again. And Conservationists Are Horrified

It's managed to be reversed because there's a provision in the act that permits importing trophies if it benefits the conservation. African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act , but the U.S. The decision, cheered by some hunting and gun rights groups, is a reversal of the policy under the Obama administration. "The conservation and long-term health of big game crosses global boundaries", Zinke said in a statement announcing the group's creation.

World Ryan murder case: Court to hear accused Ashok Kumar's bail plea today
Author: 0 Ryan murder case: Court to hear accused Ashok Kumar's bail plea today

Barun's counsel Sushil Tekriwal said the new legislation mandates that if any child - who has completed or is above 16 years of age - has committed a heinous crime, the JJB should conduct an assessment of his mental and physical capacity to commit such offence, ability to understand consequences of the offence, and circumstances in which he (juvenile) allegedly committed the crime.

World Greek rescue crews search for six people missing after deadly floods
Author: 0 Greek rescue crews search for six people missing after deadly floods

Firefighters received at least 340 calls for help to pump water from flooded buildings and rescue people trapped by the rising waters following a severe overnight storm. Rescue crews were searching Thursday for those missing in the Mandra area on the western outskirts of Athens . "The bad weather is forecast to continue until the weekend".

World Sri Sri's Ayodhya mediation plan: Are there actually any takers?
Author: 0 Sri Sri's Ayodhya mediation plan: Are there actually any takers?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had said in Delhi earlier this week that he was voluntarily mediating on the temple-mosque dispute and would meet all stakeholders in Ayodhya on 16 November. "So a Ram Mandir must be constructed at the site", said Sharad Sharma, VHP spokesperson, adding that any negotiation could involve a climbdown by the Hindus and this was not acceptable to the outfit.

World Drizzly, mostly cloudy day ahead for Thursday
Author: 0 Drizzly, mostly cloudy day ahead for Thursday

South wind 5 to 13 miles per hour. Thursday Night: A slight chance of drizzle and snow between midnight and 1am, then a slight chance of drizzle after 1am. Thursday Morning: Most of the Big Country is starting out in the 50's and lower 60's. Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 28. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

World UK Reportedly Ready to Pay 450 Mln Pound Debt to Iran
Author: 0 UK Reportedly Ready to Pay 450 Mln Pound Debt to Iran

According to the Evening Standard, Zaghari-Ratcliffe may be being held by the Iranian government as " collateral " for the debt. " It is wrong to link a completely separate debt issue with any other aspect of our bilateral relationship with Iran ".

World Chinese coal fuels rise in global carbon emissions
Author: 0 Chinese coal fuels rise in global carbon emissions

Researchers warned that the goals of the Paris pact could fall out of reach without concerted efforts to speed up the transition to a low carbon economy. "In many regions that has meant rolling back on the restructuring of the economy and an uptick in smokestack industry output". The US and European Union are however expected to see a decline of 0.4% and 0.2% - but they are smaller declines than during the previous decade.

World Duterte supports Japan's moves vs. North Korea
Author: 0 Duterte supports Japan's moves vs. North Korea

North Korea's "ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear and chemical weapons, and ballistic missile technologies" in violation of U.N. Abe said Japan will now cooperate with China and Russian Federation - 2 of North Korea's major trading partners - to closely watch Pyongyang. "The Philippines is positioned at a strategic point in sea lane as such it is confronted with challenges, such as those of maritime security and terrorism, in addition it now fall under the ...

World Republicans Add ACA Mandate Repeal To Tax Bill
Author: 0 Republicans Add ACA Mandate Repeal To Tax Bill

Paul also argued that the repeal would create more flexibility to adjust other government finance plans when the Senate tax bill is combined with the House of Representatives'. A nice irony. If the Obamacare mandate is ended through an amendment to the tax bill, it will be by the same linguistic dodge through which the Supreme Court to put the gloss on the law.

World Insurgent killed, two troopers wounded in Manipur
Author: 0 Insurgent killed, two troopers wounded in Manipur

The condition of Oran was critical and he later succumbed to his injuries. He died while being evacuated by chopper to Army hospital in Imphal. The other jawan has been identified as Havildar Gome Pun. 10 teams of Thoubal commando, led by SDPO Yairipok, Amaijit, is stationed at Chandel district to assist the AR personnel in the search operation. A top official of Manipur police said the entire area has been cordoned off by launching additional parties from neighbouring units and search ...

World PM hardsells India as an attractive investment destination
Author: 0 PM hardsells India as an attractive investment destination

The Prime Minister also said he "looked forward to a befitting culmination of the commemorative year and receiving you at the India-Asean Special Commemorative Summit on 25 January, 2018, in New Delhi " and that the "1.25 billion people of India are eagerly waiting to welcome the Asean Leaders as our chief guests at India's 69th Republic Day Celebrations".

World Russian Federation ready to 'expand ties' with PH, Medvedev tells Duterte
Author: 0 Russian Federation ready to 'expand ties' with PH, Medvedev tells Duterte

In a bid to boost trade relations , Duterte said the government intends to set up a place in Moscow where Filipinos can showcase their products for the Russians to see them. As keynote speaker of the 2017 ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS), Medvedev said that Russian Federation and ASEAN have been linked for 20 years but trade and investment turnover numbers are quite modest.

World NAB reopens investigation against Ishaq Dar in Hudaibiya case
Author: 0 NAB reopens investigation against Ishaq Dar in Hudaibiya case

Afterwards, the NAB lodged a petition in the Supreme Court to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against the verdict of the Lahore High Court (LHC). On the basis of that confession, a reference was filed by the NAB in 2000 before an accountability court against the Hudaibiya Paper Mills, three Sharif brothers, Dar and others.

World Voters Disapprove Of GOP Tax Plans In New Poll
Author: 0 Voters Disapprove Of GOP Tax Plans In New Poll

Only 40 percent of registered American voters surveyed thought that Trump is fit to be president, while 57 percent did not think he is, the national poll by Quinnipiac University found. "North Carolina voters live in nearly different worlds when it comes to perceptions of the Russian Federation investigation", Jason Husser, the poll's director and an assistant political science professor, said in a statement.

World South Korea postpones university exam after rare quake
Author: 0 South Korea postpones university exam after rare quake

As of 10:45 p.m. 31 aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 2.4 to 4.3 followed. It's the strongest quake in South Korea since a 5.8-magnitude occurred near the ancient city of Gyeongju, which is close to Pohang, in September 2016, Korea Meteorological Administration officials said.

World Missing explorer Benedict Allen's children 'seriously worried'
Author: 0 Missing explorer Benedict Allen's children 'seriously worried'

Before his departure Allen, 57, boasted that he would not be taking a mobile or satellite phone with him - "just like the good old days". "I'm still hopeful but it's terrible really, because it's not like him to miss a flight". "Nor do I have an obvious means of returning to the outside world, which is somewhat worrying, especially at my advanced age". "Either I must paddle down river for a week or so - or enlist the help of the Yaifo, as I did last time".

World Brit backpacker and friend found dead after feeling ill
Author: 0 Brit backpacker and friend found dead after feeling ill

She did not know when she was due to return home and had booked a one-way ticket with no fixed plans. "And she loved it so much and all the wanderlust in her was just unbelievable". "We haven't heard much about what has happened, just that her and her friend were ill, they went to the pharmacist to get some medication", Gilkes said.

World China agrees North Korea nuclear weapon freeze not enough
Author: 0 China agrees North Korea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

But Trump on Wednesday morning was focused on the criticism he has faced from some over his warm embrace of Xi, whom Trump praised in Beijing and absolved of any wrongdoing for unfair trading practices that Trump has said have hurt the US. Back in 2011, the United States proposed the concept of a free and open "Indo-pacific region" but Trump has yet to spell out what that might mean, said Yoshinobu Yamamoto, professor of worldwide relations at the University of Niigata Prefecture.

World PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Philippines
Author: 0 PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Philippines

Incorporating a company is now just a one day affair, he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that it was possible to make 21st century India's century. There will also be a meeting with the business community from East Asia. "This has together contributed about 75 billion USA dollars in revenue". Investment from ASEAN to India has been over $70 billion in the last 17 years, accounting for more than 17 percent of India's total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).