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Tillerson Calls Iran A 'Hanger-On' In Syria

Tillerson Calls Iran A 'Hanger-On' In Syria More than 87 people died in the nerve gas attack on the town in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. The UN's top envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Thursday called for stepped up political engagement among key players to support the Geneva process which aims at solving the Syrian crisis. [Full Article...]

US House panel seeks documents on Puerto Rico utility fix contract

US House panel seeks documents on Puerto Rico utility fix contract New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was back in Puerto Rico on Thursday and pledged more money for hurricane relief. Mayor Cruz rose to national prominence when she engaged in a war of words with President Trump shortly after Hurricane Maria hit the island last month. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol Detains 10-Year-Old Girl After She Underwent Emergency Surgery

Anywhere Rosa Maria went, the agents followed. Gonzalez said Border Patrol agents allowed the girl and her cousin to pass, but followed the hospital vehicle taking them. But the family chose not to. "I feel more at peace now that I see her", De La Cruz said. It is not clear whether there is a deportation order against Rosa Maria at this time . [Full Article...]

Trump readies opioid plan, but some worry it won't be enough

Trump readies opioid plan, but some worry it won't be enough Neil Doherty, a deputy assistant administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration, said the U.S.is seeing a "fundamental shift" from prescription-driven addiction to toward cheaper-to-obtain heroin , exacerbating the problem. There's only $57,000 left in the fund, which is microscopic compared with how much opioid substance abuse treatment costs the USA - at least $ 28 billion a year . [Full Article...]

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Q1 Earnings Beat As Azure Sales Surge 90%

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Q1 Earnings Beat As Azure Sales Surge 90% Analysts had been modeling $23.52 billion in revenue, and 72 cents a share in earnings. Microsoft's stock was up about 2 percent at $80.25 in after-hours trading. The number of LinkedIn sessions is up 20 percent, though that's clearly not influencing the service's revenue all that much. On the Xbox front, Microsoft says hardware revenue declined significantly - due to lower pricing and few... [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles

In the acceptance certificate signed by Russian Federation and the Philippines, around 20 military vehicles, 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, a million rounds of ammunition, and 5,000 steel helmets were granted to the Philippine troops. The goodwill visit also coincided with the official visit to the Philippines of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shogyu, who participated in the 4th Association of... [Full Article...]

NIA files chargesheet against Zakir Naik and Islamic Research Foundation

NIA files chargesheet against Zakir Naik and Islamic Research Foundation The National Investigation Agency registered a criminal case against Naik on November 18, 2016, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Naik, a medical doctor-turned preacher, during his interactions with the Indian media from broad has repeatedly denied all the charges. It has also named IRF and the company Harmony Media Limited. [Full Article...]

Chhath Puja 2017: Puja Time For Sunrise, Muhurat, Arag time

Chhath Puja 2017: Puja Time For Sunrise, Muhurat, Arag time Along with several states in India, Chhath Puja is also celebrated in several cities overseas. Tens of thousands of devotees paid obeisance to the Sun on the occasion of Chhath Puja in the diamond city on Thursday.Around 14 river ghats or "ovaras" along the Tapi river banks were teeming with thousands of devotees as the holy Chhath Pujas were performed at various locations.Over the last ... [Full Article...]

Catalan leader rejects calls for new elections, paves way for 'nuclear option'

Catalan leader rejects calls for new elections, paves way for 'nuclear option' Catalan's parliament is expected to meet later Thursday and Friday, and give more clarity on the region's plans. The last-minute changes came amid ongoing negotiations within the ruling Catalan coalition and between politicians in Barcelona and Madrid in order to avoid a suspension of regional powers. [Full Article...]

Oppo R11S Key Specifications Get Listed On the Official Website

Oppo R11S Key Specifications Get Listed On the Official Website Talking about the rear camera setup, the Oppo F5 has a single 16MP shooter at the back. The phone is set to launch in China 2 November and while it looks fairly interesting display-wise, there are some small niggles. It is said to feature a 6-inch AMOLED display with 1080x2160 pixels screen resolution. The Oppo Malaysia confirmed the new by posting a video on its official Instagram page. [Full Article...]

Samsung launches Galaxy Studio for Malaysian fans

Samsung launches Galaxy Studio for Malaysian fans A year ago, Samsung's failure with its Note 7 blowing up due to a fault in battery architecture left its customers disappointed. While Samsung is yet to confirm the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program, it's also unknown if the company is planning a similar programme for the recently launched Galaxy Note 8 as well. [Full Article...]

China defends its trade with North Korea as permitted by United Nations

China defends its trade with North Korea as permitted by United Nations The act was created to "impose the most far-reaching sanctions ever directed at North Korea", according to Republican Andy Barr, who introduced the bill. They said in a statement, "Kim and his regime, tortured and brutalized Otto, causing his untimely and tragic death". As tensions escalate, Washington's sanctions will put more economic pressure on Kim Jong-un to abandon his nuclear weapon... [Full Article...]

8 feared dead after helicopter crashes into sea

8 feared dead after helicopter crashes into sea The aircraft was a Russian Mili Mi-8 belonging to Russian charter company Konvers Avia. The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon 2-3 kilometers off Barentsburg, the second-largest settlement on Svalbard Islands. The Norwegian rescue center's northern branch is coordinating the search and rescue operation. Russian Emergencies Ministry confirmed that 8 people on board of the Russian Mil Mi-8... [Full Article...]

Britain's Merlin to bewitch New Yorkers with Legoland theme park

Britain's Merlin to bewitch New Yorkers with Legoland theme park The plans for the Legoland New York park in Goshen had been delayed by the local approval process, but conditional approval is now in hand, and Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney announced in a press conference and ceremony today that the project will proceed to construction. [Full Article...]

AMD Introduces Ryzen + Vega APUs for Ultrathins

AMD Introduces Ryzen + Vega APUs for Ultrathins In summary, with Ryzen Mobile, AMD is offering 3X the CPU performance and up to 2.3X the GPU performance compared to last generation APUs, all while consuming 58 percent less power. Mobile Ryzen processors will feature a single Core Complex of four cores, rather than the two used on all desktop parts (regardless of actual core count). [Full Article...]

Suffolk DA Spota, Top Deputy Indicted for Alleged Cover-up

Suffolk DA Spota, Top Deputy Indicted for Alleged Cover-up Both pleaded not guilty. Over five decades, he's gained a reputation for fighting crime and corruption, but now, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has been indicted on charges of crime and corruption of his own. A special prosecutor was assigned to the case. The charges against Spota and McPartland stem from the December 2012 beating of Christopher Loeb after he was arrested on sus... [Full Article...]

United States rejects suggestions of slapping sanctions on Pakistan

United States rejects suggestions of slapping sanctions on Pakistan Referring to Tillerson's visit to Islamabad, Geng said, "We welcome Pakistan and the United States to conduct counter-terrorism cooperation based on mutual respect and jointly committed regional and world peace and stability". A day after India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Pakistan to act against terrorists on its soil, China said that Pa... [Full Article...]

UNC's Joel Berry broke his hand because video games are frustrating

UNC's Joel Berry broke his hand because video games are frustrating North Carolina's lineup won't pack much of a punch for about a month. The injury means Berry will likely miss the start of the Tar Heels 2017-18 campaign. Whatever the case, UNC opens its season on November 10, so Berry could miss the season-opener. "[Coach Williams] always wants three point guards after the Kendall Marshall incident", Pinson said, referring to the UNC guard who broke his wris... [Full Article...]

Malaysia to play North Korea in Thailand, say AFC

Malaysia to play North Korea in Thailand, say AFC Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz, the main police investigating officer, previously testified the four other suspects were men known to the women by pseudonyms - Mr Y, Mr Chang, Hanamori and James. He said their absence from the trial would not weaken the prosecution's case. "It caused no harm to our case", he said, adding that the four men were being tried in absentia and charged under the legal p... [Full Article...]

USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Asia-Pacific Region

USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives in Asia-Pacific Region The high-profile deployments are part of a larger naval build-up in the region. The Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its accompanying strike group entered the 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) on Monday, transferring its task force designation from the 5th fleet to the seventh. [Full Article...]


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