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China Again Blocks Move to List Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist

China Again Blocks Move to List Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist A veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council, China has repeatedly blocked India's move to put a ban on the Azhar under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council. Action against Azhar has become a contentious issue between China and India, though the former agreed to include Azhar's outfit in the joint statement issued by BRICS members at their summit in China. [Full Article...]

North Korea issued DIRE warning from NATO: 'We CAN counter threat'

North Korea issued DIRE warning from NATO: 'We CAN counter threat' South Korean sources report "brisk activity" at a nuclear research centre which may be a "new North Korea missile test". As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's global broadcaster, Stoltenberg also said North Korean missiles have the range to strike Europe, but that "Nato has the capabilities to respond to any threat". [Full Article...]

Five of eight killed in NY attack are Argentine

Five of eight killed in NY attack are Argentine On the banks of the Parana River in northern Argentina , Rosario is the country's main grain exporting hub, as well as hometown to leftist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and soccer great Lionel Messi. The Argentinian government is "deeply shocked by the death of the compatriots and is working to help the relatives and friends of the victims", the foreign ministry said, declining to indicat... [Full Article...]

Explosion at Indian coal power plant kills 29, injures 85

Explosion at Indian coal power plant kills 29, injures 85 It was not clear how many workers were in the plant at the time. Numerous injured have suffered severe burns. Dozens more are being treated for critical burn injuries sustained Wednesday when a boiler pipe burst at a plant run by India's largest state-owned power utility in Uttar Pradesh state. [Full Article...]

GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have repeatedly touted this "doubling" of the standard deduction. Any failure to pass tax cuts legislation would call into question Republicans' basic ability to deliver on promises. Tax rates would drop from 35 per cent to 20 per cent, in a move proponents say will put the USA more on par with competitors. "There are a lot of people still in our confer... [Full Article...]

Kamal Haasan Triggers Furore by 'Hindu Terror' Remark, BJP Demands Apology

Kamal Haasan Triggers Furore by 'Hindu Terror' Remark, BJP Demands Apology Haasan said the right-wing groups which once relied on polemic to drive their rivals to aggression, have abandoned the old unsuccessful strategy and surrendered themselves to belligerence. "If he has such an inclination, he should report it to the authorities". "Is @ikamalhaasan trying to revive denounced narrative of Hindu terror under influence of a terrorist outfit in TN nd ally of PFI, Al Um... [Full Article...]

Three dead in Colorado Walmart shooting; gunman CAPTURED

Authorities said Thursday morning that they were seeking Scott Ostrem, 47, who is considered "armed and unsafe". The seemingly random shooting Wednesday in Thornton, Colorado comes a month after a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in recent United States history. [Full Article...]

Book World closing all stores, including 1 in Peru Mall

Book World closing all stores, including 1 in Peru Mall The company's senior vice president Mark Dupont said 325 employees will lose their jobs as a result. Sales will continue until all inventory is sold. The store's selection of magazines and new books was unparalleled in Baraboo. Houghton's store will remain open until January 15. It operates 20 stores in Wisconsin, as well as locations in several other Midwestern states. [Full Article...]

These tech terms made it into the dictionary's Words of the Year

These tech terms made it into the dictionary's Words of the Year He has used the label to dismiss reports on issues ranging from Russian interference in the 2016 election to the effect of extreme weather in Puerto Rico. "Cuffing season" also made it onto the list, describing the autumn and winter season when singletons seek long-term relationships rather than "casual affairs". [Full Article...]

Trump calls for death penalty for NYC truck attack suspect

Trump calls for death penalty for NYC truck attack suspect Trump's suggestion about sending Saipov to Gitmo came after Sen. Saipov was today charged with terrorism offences by U.S. prosecutors who said he chose to carry out the attack "to inflict maximum damage against civilians". The terrorist drove a truck on a bike lane hitting pedestrians and cyclists on Tuesday, murdering eight people and injuring 12. "He killed 8 people, badly injured 12". [Full Article...]

APA Stress in America survey: USA at 'lowest point we can remember'

APA Stress in America survey: USA at 'lowest point we can remember' Almost two-thirds of Americans say the future of the nation is a significant source of stress. This worry topped longstanding stressors such as money (62 percent) and work (61 percent) and didn't seem to be filled by members of just one party. [Full Article...]

Israeli jets bomb Syria arms depot: Monitor

Israeli jets bomb Syria arms depot: Monitor The target of the alleged strike was said to be in Syria's Homs governorate, between the city of the same name and Damascus. Israel has not officially commented. Hailing the Syrian army's recent gains against Daesh (ISIL) in its fight against terrorism, the senior Iranian official said the USA, unlike what it claims, is just pretending to fight Daesh in Iraq and Syria. [Full Article...]

Recall issued for 37.8 million fire extinguishers; one death, 16 injuries reported

Recall issued for 37.8 million fire extinguishers; one death, 16 injuries reported The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require a lot of force to use and can fail during a fire emergency. In 2014, Brendan Rosko died in a Pennsylvania auto crash after an extinguisher used by first responders malfunctioned. The extinguishers were sold in white, silver and red and are either ABC- or BC-rated. In all, there have been 391 reports of one of the company's fire extinguisher'... [Full Article...]

Hillary would have dressed as 'President' for Halloween, but

Hillary would have dressed as 'President' for Halloween, but While the audience cheered, people on Twitter had a different reaction to Clinton's comments. "He's an experienced lawyer, he knows what the law is, he knows what opposition research is", she added. Her campaign lawyer, Marc Elias, received the research from Fusion GPS, which had originally been paid for by the Free Beacon . That's something that may have influenced some people. [Full Article...]

Save Himachal From Congress And 5 Monsters, Says PM Narendra Modi

Save Himachal From Congress And 5 Monsters, Says PM Narendra Modi Highlighting the two tenures of Prem Kumar Dhumal, BJP's chief minister candidate for the state, the Prime Minister said, "Dhumal got two chances in the state. Exhorting people to come out in large numbers, he said he wanted record polling this time. Accusing Congress of looting the state, PM Modi said that people will show them the exit door in the assembly elections scheduled for next month . [Full Article...]

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's Rakhine state torn by Rohingya conflict

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's Rakhine state torn by Rohingya conflict Suu Kyi arrived in the state capital Sittwe in the morning and headed to restive northern Rakhine where many Rohingya villages were located. During a 2015 election campaign, she visited southern Rakhine, where there has not been much conflict. [Full Article...]

Ardern sees 'human face' of Manus Island refugees

Hagen Hopkins via Getty Images Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet with Turnbull on Sunday. 'I am looking forward to having a conversation directly with the prime minister on Sunday about some of those issues, and New Zealand's role in and view on Manus Island in particular'. [Full Article...]

Open enrollment for WA Health Benefit Exchange begins tomorrow

Open enrollment for WA Health Benefit Exchange begins tomorrow Mr. Obama didn't mention his role in passing the 2010 health law, however, nor did he bother to remind viewers who he was at the start of the 79-second clip. Premium subsidies are also soaring since they are pegged to the price of the benchmark silver plan. "Folks who make above that income threshold and don't qualify for that financial assistance, their premiums have gone way up", said Moffett... [Full Article...]

Catalan President Won't Return to Spain to Face Charges

Catalan President Won't Return to Spain to Face Charges Last week, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy imposed direct rule on Catalonia, dissolving the regional parliament and calling snap local elections. They were ordered to appear in Madrid's Audiencia National (high court) on Thursday morning for questioning. It is unclear how many of those summoned will actually appear in court. [Full Article...]

Malaysian data breach sees 46 million phone numbers leaked

Malaysian data breach sees 46 million phone numbers leaked It said it found out about the matter after receiving a tip-off. Malaysia's deputy police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim said "black hats" could make use of "vulnerabilities" in the telcos' systems to leak the data online. According to the site , the data may have already been in circulation in underground forums and may have been successfully traded, before it was discovered. [Full Article...]


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