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Duterte Can't End A Human Rights Campaign, So Allies Killed Its Budget

Duterte Can't End A Human Rights Campaign, So Allies Killed Its Budget Why should you get budget from the government and yet you are not doing your job?" "[It] has this very symbolic and very important agency that is tasked with protecting the civil and vocal rights of Filipinos, to ensure that the types of grotesque abuses that occurred under the Marcos' don't repeat", he said. [Full Article...]

World's oldest panda dies in China

World's oldest panda dies in China Caretakers in the eastern city of Fuzhou said Basi was suffering from a number of ailments, including liver and kidney problems, when she died Wednesday. The Chinese people deemed the female panda a celebrity and resembled Panpan who became the mascot of the Beijing Asian Games in 1990. In 1987, she was sent to San Diego Zoo and attracted around 2.5 million visitors during her stay. [Full Article...]

Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea

Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea NATO has joined world powers' diplomatic efforts to stop North Korea's missile programme but it can not yet rely on its US -built shield to defend Europe, experts and diplomats said . Trump has vowed not to allow North Korea to possess a nuclear missile capable of hitting the United States. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says more launchers were added to a contentious high-tech missile de... [Full Article...]

USA sued over border searches of phones and computers

USA sued over border searches of phones and computers The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland. Those searches are unconstitutional without a warrant based on probable cause, they argue . DHS could not be immediately reached for comment. But the government has previously emphasized that such searches are exceedingly rare. Even so, Maher wrote, the searches affect less than one-hundredth of 1 percen... [Full Article...]

New Jane Austen £10 banknote enters circulation

New Jane Austen £10 banknote enters circulation While the new note will be in circulation from today, the old £10 won't disappear until Spring 2018. It features a raft of security innovations and is the first Bank of England note with a tactile feature to help the blind and partially-sighted. [Full Article...]

Two men accused of trying to steal power pole following Irma

Two men accused of trying to steal power pole following Irma A police report obtained by the Associated Press said an officer noticed a light pole missing from an area on top of a bridge. The officer asked the men inside where the pole came from, and the driver said he was moving the pole because it was lying on the ground near the road. [Full Article...]

McLaren Ditches Honda For Renault Power

McLaren Ditches Honda For Renault Power Or so say reports that McLaren is going to divorce Honda after a hard three year marriage. And it seems like exactly that might happen at the Singapore Grand Prix. Honda's malaise was deepened in July when Sauber reneged on a deal to take their power units from 2018, instead striking a fresh agreement with Ferrari . [Full Article...]

Who are Chakma and Hajong refugees in Arunachal Pradesh?

Who are Chakma and Hajong refugees in Arunachal Pradesh? Other senior officials and Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu will be attending the discussion. Several organisations and civil society groups in Arunachal Pradesh have been opposing grant of citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees, saying it would change the state's demography. [Full Article...]

Tale of the Ticker: Scs Group Plc (SCS.L) Moves on Volume

Tale of the Ticker: Scs Group Plc (SCS.L) Moves on Volume The Firm operates through the retail of homewares in the United Kingdom segment. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.52 and is expected to be $1.85 for the current year with 2,532,000,000 shares outstanding. The stock of Hurricane Energy PLC (LON:HUR) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, December 19 by Cantor Fitzgerald. EasyJet plc is a United Kingdom-based low-priced airline carrier. [Full Article...]

Obama Foundation to Hold Inaugural Event Oct. 31

Obama Foundation to Hold Inaugural Event Oct. 31 In addition to the summit, the Foundation also recently announced its first-ever fellowship , aimed at supporting "civic innovators". The foundation says it will collaborate with "diverse" organizations in those communities. Obama Foundation officials will discuss plans for Obama's upcoming presidential center on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, at 5 p.m. Obama said he and wife Mic... [Full Article...]

War games show assertive Russian Federation and could spark misunderstandings, says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief

War games show assertive Russian Federation and could spark misunderstandings, says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief The U.S. involvement will include approximately 250 soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard, 80 soldiers from the California Army National Guard, 45 airmen from the California Air National Guard, and some additional Army and Air Force personnel in support and control roles. [Full Article...]

Putin and Merkel condemn Pyongyang's disregard for United Nations resolutions

Putin and Merkel condemn Pyongyang's disregard for United Nations resolutions Oren tweeted "British officials say Iran assists North Korean nuclear program". She said the only way to deal with North Korea's nuclear program was to come to a diplomatic solution and a new arms race starting in the region would not be in anyone's interest. [Full Article...]

Flynn's son is a subject in Russian Federation probe

Flynn's son is a subject in Russian Federation probe The White House declined to comment on the widening probe on Wednesday afternoon. He was dismissed weeks into the Trump presidency for lying about the nature of his conversations with a Russian diplomat. In a separate response to the congressmen, ACU Managing Director Alex Copson confirmed that ACU paid Flynn's travel expenses and wrote him a $25,000 check for "loss of income and business o... [Full Article...]

ESPN to Jemele Hill: Calling Trump a White Supremacist is 'Inappropriate'

ESPN to Jemele Hill: Calling Trump a White Supremacist is 'Inappropriate' From the White House podium, Sarah Sanders said Hill's criticism of the president was a "fireable offense by ESPN". She appeared on " SC6 " later that same day, and continues to perform her duties for the network as usual. "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate", ESPN stated on Tuesday. He then asked Fox Sports' Clay Travis what he thought... [Full Article...]

Super Eagles drop six places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Super Eagles drop six places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings The last release saw Netherlands sitting in 36th, which is an all time low for the Dutch national team. Conversely, Cape Verde's standing have been boosted by their 2-1 and 2-0 triumphs , as they climb to 14th in the continent and 67th overall. [Full Article...]

DRBC's partial ban on fracking a step backward

DRBC's partial ban on fracking a step backward Yes votes from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and NY. "Fracking and the toxic waste it produces and vast quantities of water it consumes must be banned in its entirety, " said Tracy Carluccio, deputy director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. [Full Article...]

What's your favourite Roald Dahl Book?

What's your favourite Roald Dahl Book? Dahl later re-wrote the book with the characters who lived in the chocolate factor changed to white characters and expressed how no intended racism was meant. Gene Wilder's iconic 1971 film of the same name avoided the topic entirely by making the characters, who worked in Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory, orange and green. [Full Article...]

Spicer stands by Trump inauguration size claims

Spicer stands by Trump inauguration size claims I appreciate the reminder how it went down", he replied. "Why is he so concerned with size?" Kimmel said, asking Spicer if he tried to talk Trump "out of that line of defense". "Sean, you don't work there anymore", Kimmel jokingly egged him on. Following a clip of Spicer telling the press that he'd never knowingly say something that wasn't factual as press secretary, but "sometimes we can di... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: Restoration Workforce Grows, Progress Being Made to Restore Power

Hurricane Irma: Restoration Workforce Grows, Progress Being Made to Restore Power For these efforts, Gulf Power was awarded the Edison Electric Institute Assistance Award or its extraordinary work assisting in power restoration efforts in a neighboring or nearby electric company. The faster restoration time was due to $3 billion FPL spent on improvements including underground lines, concrete poles and intelligent devices to help restore power, Gould said. [Full Article...]

DUP plans to vote with Labour on NHS pay and tuition fees

DUP plans to vote with Labour on NHS pay and tuition fees There were reports the DUP would support Labour's motion, going against the Government with which it has a confidence and supply arrangement. Mr Paisley is one of 10 pro-Brexit DUP MPs helping to prop up Prime Minister Theresa May's Tory administration after her snap election left her with no overall majority. [Full Article...]


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