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Where was Arab League during anti-ISIS war, asks Rouhani

Where was Arab League during anti-ISIS war, asks Rouhani Members of Lebanon's Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement salute behind the coffins of three comrades killed in combat in Syria during their funeral in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh, November 8. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request for the extraordinary meeting, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc, according to a memorandum. [Full Article...]

US Airstrike in Somalia leaves 100 al Shabaab militants dead

US Airstrike in Somalia leaves 100 al Shabaab militants dead It said the strikes were done in coordination with Libya's interim government, known as the Government of National Accord. As well as ramping up its troop presence in the country, the Pentagon has quietly increased its drone operations in Somalia. [Full Article...]

Trump Designates North Korea as 'State Sponsor of Terror'

Trump Designates North Korea as 'State Sponsor of Terror' Following a gruelling 12-day, five-nation jaunt around Asia - the longest trip of his presidency - Donald Trump returned to Washington in high spirits, albeit dogged by the investigations into links between his campaign and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Strong winds to batter Lincoln over two days

Strong winds to batter Lincoln over two days Yellow weather warnings mean severe weather is possible and people should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays or disruption to day-to-day activities. An inch of snow is predicted to fall today and a steady snowfall is predicted until Thursday afternoon. "Gusts of 50 miles per hour are likely more widely". [Full Article...]

Anger over $25000 bill in India's hospital

Anger over $25000 bill in India's hospital The private hospital in Gurgaon, a Delhi suburb, has defended the charges. Union health minister JP Nadda has taken the matter into consideration after the girl's family approached him complaining of negligence in Adya's treatment on the part of the hospital. [Full Article...]

Photographer's perch for Georgia Dome implosion fails

Photographer's perch for Georgia Dome implosion fails As the Dome was well-known in its prime, everyone in Georgia wanted to a get a shot of the moment it was destroyed forever. It took just 15 seconds for the 71,250 seat arena to crumble to the floor. The Georgia Dome was in use for 25 years, and was the only facility to ever host the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Final Four. Despite being a relatively young stadium, the Falcons' new sta... [Full Article...]

Here's how Xiaomi is cracking down on counterfeit Mi power banks

Here's how Xiaomi is cracking down on counterfeit Mi power banks This new manufacturing facility is dedicated entirely to manufacturing power bank. Xiaomi has two other facilities in Andhra Pradesh for making smartphones in partnership with Foxconn . Chances are Xiaomi has one more product in store - different from the Mi Power Bank 2i - that will be geared towards the rural masses. The Mi Power Bank 2i lets you use two USB ports for charging two dev... [Full Article...]

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides expansion drops mid-December

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides expansion drops mid-December The "epic" Cape Helles and Achi Baba maps will be arriving with Turning Tides' first wave, alongside an Operation on said maps that will have players engaging in the 1915 British amphibious assault of the Gallipoli peninsula. The flawless warm-up for the new fronts of Battlefield 1 Turning Tides . EA has also announced that the Frontlines mode will be coming to Suez on November 27. [Full Article...]

India's ruling party leader threatens to chop off hands of Modi's critics

India's ruling party leader threatens to chop off hands of Modi's critics Unki or uthne waali ungali ko, uthne waale haath ko...hum sub milke...ya to tod dein, zaroorat pari to kaat dein (Any finger or hand raised against the PM, we should get together to either break it or, if need be, chop it off)". "People have every right to raise their voice, finger or hands against the Prime Minister". I said PM Modi is the messiah of the poor. "What I said is a proverb". [Full Article...]

United States investigator Mueller probing Kushner's contacts with Israelis

United States investigator Mueller probing Kushner's contacts with Israelis Robert Mueller's team is apparently also looking into a number of meetings that Kushner tried to broker with foreign leaders. . Speculation among Wall Street insiders and people within the companies has risen over whether the administration's feelings about CNN could be influencing the decision, the Journal reported . [Full Article...]

United States arrests ex-Hong Kong and Senegal officials in bribery case

United States arrests ex-Hong Kong and Senegal officials in bribery case The company was not identified in the announcement or the complaint filed in NY federal district court. Angel Melendez, special agent in charge at the Homeland Security Investigations, noted that the funds were "disguised as charitable donations", and someone used "his position with a United Nations Council to further the scheme". [Full Article...]

Sacha Baron Cohen to help 'Borat' fans fined in mankini stunt

Sacha Baron Cohen to help 'Borat' fans fined in mankini stunt Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - was banned in Kazakhstan upon release in 2006, and the character still remains a controversial figure in the Central Asian state. The hilarious twist to this prank gone wrong is that Cohen actually offered to play the tourists' fines , writing on his Facebook page, "To my Czech mates who were arrested". [Full Article...]

What makes Kakoschke-Moore a dual citizen?

What makes Kakoschke-Moore a dual citizen? Sky Kakoschke-Moore, who was only elected to parliament past year after working as a political adviser, has made the shock announcement in Adelaide - making her the ninth federal MP forced out since the citizenship crisis unravelled in July. [Full Article...]

Noted journalist shot dead in Tripura

Noted journalist shot dead in Tripura Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, Syandan Patrika Editor Subal Kumar Dey said: "Sudip had gone to meet the commandant of the second TSR following an appointment from him". Later, the journalist was found with serious stab injuries and was rushed to Agartala Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. [Full Article...]

Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault

Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault The FBI said both men were found injured late Saturday in a culvert area - a tunnel structure used for water drainage - in southwest Texas. The results of an autopsy are pending. Both agents sustained traumatic head injuries, along with other miscellaneous physical injuries such as broken bones. Some died by accident while others by the hands of undocumented immigrants, he said as he pointed at pi... [Full Article...]

Belgium Gaming Commission equates loot boxes to gambling

Belgium Gaming Commission equates loot boxes to gambling Belgium's decision to have loot boxes in video games considered gambling could have major ramifications on not just Star Wars Battlefront 2 , but the industry as a whole. The Kanspel Committee ruled that "The mixing of money and addiction is gambling". Second, this is just a ruling - nothing more, nothing less. However, it still takes time to see that passed into law (assuming it gets passed at... [Full Article...]

Sayfullo Saipov's 22-Count Indictment, Terrorism Charges In NYC Truck Attack

Sayfullo Saipov's 22-Count Indictment, Terrorism Charges In NYC Truck Attack Saipov, 29, was indicted in Manhattan on 22 counts, ranging from terrorism to both murder and attempted murder in aid of racketeering in connection to the October 31 terror attack, which left eight people dead and 12 wounded. The October 31 attack was the worst in the United States financial capital since the September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda hijackings that brought down the Twin Towers. [Full Article...]

Mugabe Wanted Me Dead, Zimbabwe's Likely Next President Emmerson Mnangagwa Says

Mugabe Wanted Me Dead, Zimbabwe's Likely Next President Emmerson Mnangagwa Says Mnangagwa also urged Mugabe to heed "the voice of the people", which had expressed the population's "lack of trust and confidence in the leadership of President Mugabe". Grace Mugabe is under house arrest and her key political allies are in military custody. The crowds in Harare have so far given a quasi-democratic veneer to the army's intervention, backing its assertion that it is merely effect... [Full Article...]

In the US, Tillerson was accused of violating Federal law

In the US, Tillerson was accused of violating Federal law One of the signatories of the dissent memo on Monday filed a complaint with the State Department inspector general, according to John Tye, who represents the official through his organization, Whistleblower Aid. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday that Tillerson based his decision on the "technical" merits of each case. When the annual human-trafficking report came out in ... [Full Article...]

Mueller asks Justice Department to hand over documents about Comey's firing

Mueller asks Justice Department to hand over documents about Comey's firing Mueller is investigating Russian election meddling, potential collusion with Russians by the Trump campaign and potential obstruction of justice as it reacted to the probe. Last week, Senate and House Democrats hammered Sessions for previously telling Congress - under oath - that no Trump campaign associates ever communicated with Russian operatives or intermediaries. [Full Article...]


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