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India Joins 'Quadrilateral' With Australia, Japan and USA to Limit China's Intrusion

India Joins 'Quadrilateral' With Australia, Japan and USA to Limit China's Intrusion The meeting with Mr. Trump will be significant as this is the first one since the idea of a quadrilateral grouping - involving Japan , U.S., Australia and India - took shape in recent weeks. The move is seen as counter to China's aggressive behaviour in the area. The US and Japan have been pushing for a deeper Indian role in the strategically key Indo-Pacific region. [Full Article...]

David Davis under fire over pledge for MPs' vote on Brexit deal

David Davis under fire over pledge for MPs' vote on Brexit deal Conservative MP Heidi Allen said the move was "pointless" and offered "no safeguard if no deal is reached". Mr Davis replied: "If we don't have a withdrawal agreement we can't have a withdrawal agreement bill, full stop". Labour's Keir Starmer called it a "significant climbdown from a weak government on the verge of defeat". "Parliament must have a say on that withdrawal agreement before we ar... [Full Article...]

Trump asks Chinese president for help in resolving UCLA basketball players' case

Trump asks Chinese president for help in resolving UCLA basketball players' case After Trump raised the matter, Xi promised to look into the case and ensure that the players be treated fairly and expeditiously, said a USA official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Ball is the brother of highly-touted L.A. Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball , and the son of LaVar Ball - who has become a household name due to his over-the-top promotio... [Full Article...]

More charges in Penn State hazing death

More charges in Penn State hazing death Beta Theta Pi brothers gave their pledge 18 drinks in an hour and 22 minutes , surveillance video from the basement of the fraternity house shows. Piazza, an engineering student from Lebanon, New Jersey, died on February 4 after consuming a unsafe amount of alcohol and suffering fatal injuries when he tumbled down flights of stairs. [Full Article...]

Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent Of the incidents motivated by religious bias, slightly more than 50 percent of the reported offenses were anti-Jewish and about one-quarter were anti-Muslim, according to the FBI's data . That is an increase from the more than 5,800 incidents reported in 2015. Crimes motivated by anti-Asian bias remained even. "Hate crime is different from other crime", Comey said in prepared remarks delivere... [Full Article...]

Navy Seals allegedly killed Green Beret over theft discovery

A new Daily Beast report now fills in some blanks, at least, according to members of the specials-ops community who spoke anonymously to the outlet. Brig. Gen Donald Bolduc, who is the Commander of the Special Ops Command-Africa, was allegedly skeptical of the SEALs stories and the initial reports about Melgar's death, and told commanders in Mali to preserve any evidence. [Full Article...]

Trump Asked Xi's Help in Case of Detained US Basketball Players

Trump Asked Xi's Help in Case of Detained US Basketball Players President Donald Trump asked China's president, Xi Jinping , for his help in resolving the case of three UCLA basketball players that were arrested for shoplifting while overseas before the team's season opener last week, reports the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Trump calls for major last-minute changes to GOP tax plans

Trump calls for major last-minute changes to GOP tax plans President Donald Trump just added complications to the Republican tax-reform debate. The House version of the tax reform bill preserves a $10,000 deduction for state and local property taxes, while the Senate bill preserves no deductions. [Full Article...]

Morocco and Tunisia qualify for 'Arab-flavoured' football World Cup

Morocco and Tunisia qualify for 'Arab-flavoured' football World Cup Morocco is back in the spotlight of world soccer following the qualification of the country's national team to the 2018 World Cup , scheduled to take place next summer in Russian Federation. Despite needing only a point to qualify, the Atlas Lions weren't prepared to sit on a slender lead and doubled their advantage five minutes later when former Bayern Munich center back Medhi Benatia turned i... [Full Article...]

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea Duterte, however, said the Chinese leader would not back down on Beijing's territorial claim and justified his decision not to immediately demand Chinese compliance with a ruling by a United Nations -linked tribunal that invalidated China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea on historical grounds. [Full Article...]

European Union member states sign declaration of intent for increasing defense cooperation

European Union member states sign declaration of intent for increasing defense cooperation European Union officials insist this is not just bureaucratic co-operation, but real investment that will help develop Europe's defence industry and spur research and development in military capabilities that the bloc needs most. The agreement also commits countries to "regularly increasing defense budgets in real terms" as well as devoting 20 percent of defense spending to procurement and two pe... [Full Article...]

Bangladeshi students in the USA for higher education

Bangladeshi students in the USA for higher education The number of American students studying in India dropped from 4,438 to 4,181 with India ranking 15. In 2016-2017, as many as 7,143 students from Bangladesh were studying in the U.S., registering a almost 10% growth from the previous year, a United States report said on Monday. [Full Article...]

M condemns Alwar lynching, wants action against cow vigilantes

M condemns Alwar lynching, wants action against cow vigilantes They said they were investigating Mr Khan's murder alongside a complaint of "cow smuggling" lodged against the three men. Ummar Khan's bullet-ridden body was found on railway tracks on Friday evening. The Supreme Court in September directed all state governments to appoint a senior police officer as a nodal officer in each district to ensure that incidents of cow vigilantism are prevented an... [Full Article...]

Trump taps former pharmaceutical industry executive to lead HHS

Price resigned in September after reports that he incurred $1 million on costs using government-owned jets for travel. Azar previously served as HHS general counsel and deputy secretary for President George W. Azar, 50, a lawyer by training, has spent the last 10 years with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, rising to president of its key US affiliate before leaving in January to start his own co... [Full Article...]

Cross-border terror attack from Afghanistan kills two Pak soldiers

Cross-border terror attack from Afghanistan kills two Pak soldiers Two security personnel were killed and four others were injured when suspected terrorists from across the border in Kunar province of Afghanistan attacked a security check post in Mamond tehisl, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, officials said. [Full Article...]

Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton

Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton It could've been life or death for Carley Carroll, who lives in that second floor apartment below the party. Damage visible from the outside after the floor collapsed at a North Texas apartment complex during a party. "People gotta grab their wallets, keys, back packs because we have school tomorrow", said Trent Blackburn. Moments before the collapse, two of the tenants drove to the police depar... [Full Article...]

Odd-even: AAP govt moves NGT seeking modification of its order

Odd-even: AAP govt moves NGT seeking modification of its order The green panel banned all exemptions granted under the Odd-Even scheme including two-wheelers, government officials and women drivers. "In light of the two conditions by NGT on two-wheelers and women, at the moment we are calling it off". [Full Article...]

Livery cab driver hit with hockey stick before death

Livery cab driver hit with hockey stick before death Authorities said Tolk got into a fight with a pedestrian in his 30s, and Tolk was hit in the head with the hockey stick. Police said Kosugi approached Tolk's Toyota Camry and banged on the hood with his hockey stick. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will determine if Tolk died from injuries suffered in the beating or the crash. [Full Article...]

Xi calls on Seoul to resume North Korea talks

Xi calls on Seoul to resume North Korea talks The key to understanding the deal lies with Foreign Affairs Minister Kang Kyung-wha's answer to a lawmaker's question at a parliamentary hearing the previous day. South Korea attaches importance to China's concern on the THAAD issue, and has no intention to harm China's interests of strategic security, he said. [Full Article...]

Seoul: N Koreans fire at soldier trying to defect to South

Seoul: N Koreans fire at soldier trying to defect to South Monday. Meanwhile, North Korea's foreign ministry spokesperson, on Saturday, said in Pyongyang that Trump's current trip to "our surrounding region" is a warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid the DPRK of its self defensive nuclear deterrence. [Full Article...]


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