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U.S. drone hits Pakistan-Afghan border, kills three

U.S. drone hits Pakistan-Afghan border, kills three Drone strikes near Pakistan-Afghanistan border region have increased ever since the U.S. President, Donald Trump, announced a new policy for Afghanistan-South Asia in August this year. United States officials have always been frustrated by what they see as Pak's reluctance to act against groups that they believe exploit safe haven on Pakistani soil to launch attacks on neighbouring Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Japanese emperor Akihito says he will abdicate in 2019

Japanese emperor Akihito says he will abdicate in 2019 Emperor Akihito is presently undergoing a prostrate cancer treatment. Post-war law had not allowed for abdication, so a one-off law was adopted in June to let Akihito step down, but it left details such as timing to be worked out. Formal Cabinet approval of the decision is due on December 8. Legislation allowing Akihito to abdicate within three years was enacted earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Kopardi rape and murder case: 3 convicts get death sentence

Kopardi rape and murder case: 3 convicts get death sentence Ahmednagar District and Sessions Judge Suvarna Keole had on November 18 found them guilty. The three were was booked under sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Welcoming the Verdict, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "No one ever would dare to commit such a crime in this state anymore after this verdict". [Full Article...]

Unknown gunmen open fire at University of Peshawar, Pakistan, injuries reported

Unknown gunmen open fire at University of Peshawar, Pakistan, injuries reported Initial reports said five people were injured in the attack that triggered a quick operation by police commandos, FC and Pakistan Army. The directorate is reportedly located next to a university hostel, which was the target of the attack. [Full Article...]

BJP MP Kiron gives clarifying statement on Chandigarh gang rape incident

BJP MP Kiron gives clarifying statement on Chandigarh gang rape incident Teach a man to respect a women as an MP I am sure that's in your capacity not a girl to stay behind #disgrace #KirronKher, [sic]" another user wrote. She then specified that she only wished that "our women be part of this enduring process with us, and take the little precautions that can ensure their safety in any way". [Full Article...]

John Conyers Accuser Breaks Non-Disclosure, Says He Propositioned Her for Sex

John Conyers Accuser Breaks Non-Disclosure, Says He Propositioned Her for Sex Another former staffer, Deanna Maher , told CNN that Conyers made three sexual advances toward her in his district office from 1997 to 2005. Sen. She says she settled a complaint in 2015 for $27,000. The report did not identify Brown, who signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of the settlement that prohibited her from speaking about it. [Full Article...]

Kate Steinle's Accused Killer Acquitted

Kate Steinle's Accused Killer Acquitted The bullet's trajectory, which ricocheted off the pier's surface before hitting Steinle in the lower back, appears to support the claim that Garcia Zarate was not pointing the gun at her directly when it was sacked. Zarate, of Mexico, had been deported several times and has previous convictions for re-entry after deportation. San Francisco prosecutors dropped the charge and then the sheriff's ... [Full Article...]

Trump mulling steps to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump mulling steps to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital The disclosures about the potential move come as President Donald Trump faces an early December deadline under U.S. law to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or sign a presidential waiver to keep it in Tel Aviv. "The president has always said it is a matter of when, not if", a White House spokesman said when asked about moving the embassy. But in keeping with recent practice, Mr Trump in June wa... [Full Article...]

Argentina sub mission no longer a rescue operation

Argentina sub mission no longer a rescue operation Some relatives of the crew have claimed the navy put their loved ones at risk in a vessel that is more than 30 years old. The navy also said that an explosion occurred near the time and place where the ARA San Juan sub went missing on November 15. [Full Article...]

Female attorney general candidate uses sexual harassment in a campaign ad

Female attorney general candidate uses sexual harassment in a campaign ad A MI attorney general candidate is urging voters to cast their ballots for her because she doesn't have a penis. And then she asks a rather pointed question. John Conyers, of MI. Her video comes as powerful men in industries ranging from politics to Hollywood have been accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct. [Full Article...]

POPE Francis calls for global help on Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar

POPE Francis calls for global help on Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar More than 620,000 Rohingyans have fled Myanmar and poured into refugee camps over the last few months, with the issue expected to dominate his visit. He said Bangladesh had welcomed the Rohingya refugees "with an open heart", but there now was a "shared responsibility to ensure for them a safe, sound and dignified return to their own home and integration with the social, economic and political l... [Full Article...]

No Meeting Planned With India During Shanghai Cooperation Summit: Pak

No Meeting Planned With India During Shanghai Cooperation Summit: Pak Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the SCO summit in June in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. In June, India along with Pakistan had become a full-fledged member of the SCO. The two leaders agreed to continue close cooperation both within Shanghai Cooperation Organization and at the bilateral level in all areas particularly political, economic and trade, defence and strategic and m... [Full Article...]

Sanders says she is baking pies for WH press corps

Sanders says she is baking pies for WH press corps Sanders also discussed tax reform, saying the president's priorities are fulfilled in both the House and Senate bills. The White House Press Secretary who should have been appalled at her boss spreading fake information to the American people responded by saying , "Whether it's a real video, the threat is real". [Full Article...]

Manafort Agrees to Post $11.7 Million in Property in Bail Deal

Manafort Agrees to Post $11.7 Million in Property in Bail Deal According to court papers filed on Thursday , special counsel Robert Mueller's team has agreed that if Manafort posts the four properties - two in NY, one in Florida, and one in Virginia - it would be enough to ensure he doesn't flee the country or otherwise violate bail conditions. [Full Article...]

Natural disaster reported along East Coast, felt in NYC area

Natural disaster reported along East Coast, felt in NYC area The US Geological Survey said an natural disaster occurred near Dover, Delaware, at 4:47 p.m. A handful of quakes large enough to be detected are reported every year in Maryland - such as one of magnitude 1.5 felt around Howard County last month . [Full Article...]

Search for missing 3-year-old enters fourth day

Search for missing 3-year-old enters fourth day Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller is urging the public to comb through their properties meticulously for "any clues", including wooded areas or "outbuildings" such as sheds or barns. Tell her that I love her and to see the rest of my kids and be a family. Mariah's father, Alex Woods, was at work Monday when he heard the Amber Alert come over the radio and he couldn't believe what he heard. [Full Article...]

ESPN analyst Herm Edwards to interview for Arizona State Sun Devils job

ESPN analyst Herm Edwards to interview for Arizona State Sun Devils job Edwards said he will be working at ESPN until Friday and will interview with ASU over the weekend. "Every year, I look forward to coaching that game. Former NFL executive Ray Anderson is Arizona State's athletic director and said he would consider NFL coaches in his search. Edwards also played cornerback for the Eagles from 1977-1985 and was the hero in "The Miracle at the Meadowlands" game ... [Full Article...]

Cyclone 'Ockhi' alert for Tamil Nadu, Kerala; schools and colleges closed

Cyclone 'Ockhi' alert for Tamil Nadu, Kerala; schools and colleges closed Several districts including Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram , Pathanamthitta and Kollam reported heavy rainfall and falling of trees resulting in disruption to traffic. Rains accompanied with strong winds also lashed many parts of south Tamil Nadu such as Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin among other places, uprooting scores of trees and affecting normal life. [Full Article...]

Yemen rebel chief threatens to hit back over Saudi blockade

Yemen rebel chief threatens to hit back over Saudi blockade [Full Article...]

Few Showers Today. Nice Weekend

Few Showers Today. Nice Weekend Most of the early evening is dry. The overnights will be much more mild for the week ahead, generally ranging from the low to mid 50s. Lows will drop down into the mid-upper 30s as clouds stick around. A few showers possible late at night . We will have some patchy clouds around, but some sunshine as well. Sunday gets brisk from a developing storm out to sea. [Full Article...]


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