Friday, 24 November 2017
Latest news
Home » World

World

Trump Talks Meeting President of Virgin Islands, Which Is ... Himself

perth_map

The Virgin Islands have a governor named Kenneth Mapp , whom we assume is the person who Trump met with two weeks ago and assumed was the "President" of the USA territory. Perry did correct himself during the meeting . In any case, it came only a day after Energy Secretary Rick Perry alluded to Puerto Rico as its own nation. Read More »

Gunfight in India's Darjeeling kills police officer

perth_map

Violence returned to the hills of Darjeeling once again with supporters of Bimal Gurung-led Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) clashing with the government forces. The shutdown was lifted on September 27, hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to the GJM to call off the over three-month-long strike and invited them for talks to find an amicable solution to the issue. Read More »

UNESCO President Vote: Audrey Azoulay Head-to-Head with Former Qatari Minister

perth_map

The Qatari candidate Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari and France's Audrey Azoulay are neck and neck following the third round of voting, with Egypt's Moushira Khattab following in third place. The decision will not go into effect until December 2018 and there is some speculation that the United States could change its mind if UNSCO ends its politicized behavior and takes steps to reform the organization. Read More »

Donald Trump launches fresh attack on Barack Obama over North Korea crisis

perth_map

But Trump has added to tensions in recent weeks by employing similarly tough talk, threatening to "totally destroy" or rain down "fire and fury" on North Korea. Trump was responding to a question about his comment last week before a dinner with military leaders when he referred ambiguously to "the calm before the storm". Read More »

United States nuke-powered submarine makes port call in S. Korea

perth_map

The USS Ronald Reagan , the US's forward-deployed aircraft carrier based in Japan, also should head to South Korea in the coming days, according to Yonhap. "It is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, surveillance, and reconnaissance". Read More »

Rahul's Elevation as Congress President Happening Now: Sonia Gandhi

perth_map

Rahul Gandhi will, in the upcoming days, take charge as the president of the Indian National Congress. The Congress is now in the process of a major structural rejig with its organisational elections just around the corner . Rahul Gandhi, 47, has been the Congress vice president since 2013 and has been assisting his 70-year-old mother Sonia Gandhi, who heads the party. Earlier this month, Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot had hinted that Rahul might take over the reins of the party ... Read More »

Kurdistan Sends Peshmerga Troops to Kirkuk Amid 'Threats' by Iraqi Army

perth_map

Iraq's government has taken a series of measures to isolate the region since Kurds held a Sept 25 referendum on independence, including banning worldwide flights from going there and calling for a halt to its crude oil sales. Haidar Al-Abadi went on to call for joint administration between the Iraqi government and the KRG over the disputed areas in Kirkuk under the leadership of the federal government in Baghdad , without giving further details on how this would work. Read More »

Trump Questions NBC's TV License Over A News Story

perth_map

News later followed up with a report that Tillerson called Trump a "moron" following a meeting at which Trump said he wanted to significantly build up the US nuclear arsenal. As he careens down a warpath, Trump, with his attack on National Football League player protests and the press, has so far only hit foundation blocks of our democracy- a free press and free speech, enshrined in the First Amendment. Read More »

China's trade with North Korea slumps as nuclear sanctions start to bite

perth_map

China's exports to North Korea dropped a more modest 6.7 per cent in September, Huang Songping, spokesman for the customs department, told a news conference. The trade surplus narrowed in September to $28.47 billion from almost $42 billion the previous month, falling short of expectations for a $37.3 billion surplus. Read More »

Indian SC halts Rohingya deportation till 21 Nov

perth_map

In September, the government informed the apex court that the "illegal" influx of Rohingyas was "seriously harming national security of the country". There are an estimated 40,000 Rohingya refugees in the country, a large number of them living in squalid camps in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. Read More »

Pakistan Army recovers five foreign hostages

perth_map

He told the paper there had been a shoot-out and that the last words he heard from the kidnappers were "kill the hostages". According to a White House statement also issued on Thursday, Trump said that the United States in cooperation with Pakistan secured the release of the Boyle-Coleman family from captivity in Pakistan. Read More »

Turkish tanks roll into northern Syria

perth_map

The armed forces have begun to establish observation and monitoring points in the region where Turkey is operating within the framework of the "de-escalation zones" agreed at the Astana talks with Russian Federation and Iran. A string of ceasefire deals in recent months has eased the fighting in western Syria. The YPG accused Turkey of making threatening moves towards Afrin, the neighbouring region held by the militia. Read More »

Officer shot in New Orleans East, NOPD says

perth_map

The name of the officer has not been released at this time at the request of the family. Harrison said four officers were patrolling the area when they "saw something that aroused their suspicion", and caused them to exit a police auto. When the officer got out of his vehicle, someone fired and hit him. Following the shooting, the 30-year-old suspect ran into a nearby apartment building. Read More »

SC refers Sabarimala temple's ban on women to Constitution Bench

perth_map

The Supreme Court has referred to five-judge constitution bench on the women's entry in Sabarimala temple on restriction of age 10 to age 50 in the temple. The petitioners also includes the Travancore Devasom Board that manages the temple and women's organisations, The Indian Express reported. Questioning the age-old custom, the Supreme Court in July had said, "A temple is a public religious place and can not refuse entry to a woman". Read More »

Pakistan Court Delays Ex-PM Sharif's Indictment After Clash

perth_map

The court had also made a decision to conduct separate trial of former PM's sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz. The judges of accountability court on Friday adjourned the hearing of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz and hsi son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar after lawyers' clash with security officers in judicial complex. Read More »

Scholes in line for post of Oldham boss

perth_map

Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles during his glittering United career, does not have any managerial experience. Another former United midfielder, Richie Wellens, is now interim manager and has spoken of his desire to take on the role full time having won all three matches in charge. Read More »

Tagbo's death: Davido releases official statement, CCTV footages

perth_map

Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Imohimi Edgar, told reporters at a press briefing on Wednesday that the result of the investigations carried out by the police contradicted Davido's claims on the death of his friend. Davido is very upset with the turn the investigation of Tagbo's death is taking. "These new revelations completely debunk Davido's claims that he did not know how the deceased got to General Hospital, Lagos". Read More »

FEMA actually can stay in Puerto Rico indefinitely

perth_map

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said it was the federal government's responsibility right now to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, but added he wanted to see the island become more self-sufficient. Rossello said he has asked Trump for an additional US$4.9 billion under the Community Disaster Loan program. The White House is looking at how to address the long-term needs, including how to rebuild the power grid. Read More »

Hannity to interview Trump in Harrisburg tonight; here's how to watch

perth_map

Huh? To say this is a head-scratcher is an understatement. While it's true that US stock market indexes have risen markedly during Trump's time in office, the current gains are part of a bull market that began in the spring of 2009, when the country began to recover from the Great Recession and the collapse of the housing market. Read More »

Duterte pulls police off drugs crackdown

perth_map

The country's Drugs Enforcement Agency will take charge of operations instead. It is still unclear what their role will be after the operations suspension. He said PDEA will operate against high-value targets, especially those who are included in Duterte's narcolist and those involved in street level pushing. Read More »

NY voter registration deadline Friday for 2017 election, 2018 primaries

perth_map

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Oct.16. -Fri., and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Friday . and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. "Those that capture that older vote, that established vote are going to have the advantage with the early voting and it may tip the balance one way or the other come election day", Sutton said. Read More »