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Brexit sparked a Marmite shortage and Britain is freaking out
- October 18, 2016

The group, which is also behind brands such as Flora and Persil, is believed to have demanded a 10% price rise due to the falling value of sterling , halting deliveries to Tesco when it refused. If you didn't know, Unilever makes pretty much everything, from Pot Noodle to Ben & Jerry's - among 400 other brands. While Pitkethly declined to comment specifically about the row with Tesco, he downplayed any suggestion that it would have a major impact on customers in the long-term. (more...)
A look at the 1st 100 days of Duterte's phenomenal rule
- October 18, 2016

Lorenzana said it's time to "reassess" the US-Philippine relations, saying the two countries are "just going through bumps on the road". "We can also buy missiles from other countries like Germany, Israel and South Korea". But he did say the Philippines was planning to eject the United States forces in the southern Philippines in the "near future", as he disclosed details of their normally secretive activities. (more...)
Amnesty International says Australia's Nauru detention centre 'amounts to torture' Amnesty International says Australia's Nauru detention centre 'amounts to torture'
- October 18, 2016

The offshore processing regime was "explicitly created to inflict incalculable damage on hundreds of women, men and children" as an act of deterrence, by isolating them "on a remote place from which they can not leave, with the specific intention that these people should suffer harm", Amnesty said. (more...)
Iraqi PM: Presence of Turkey inside Iraq has no justification
- October 18, 2016

On Wednesday, Ankara and Baghdad each summoned the other's ambassador in protest at remarks from the other camp. He added that Turkey supported the Iraqi people's fight against terrorism and at the same time respected the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty. (more...)
In Trump's 'Apprentice' run, reality wasn't what it seemed
- October 17, 2016

At a rally Friday-held, jarringly, at the same time as Zervos' press conference-Trump brushed aside mounting claims of sexual harassment, though he had yet to learn about his former contestant's accusations against him. When Gloria Allred is given the same weighting on national television as the President of the United States, and unfounded accusations are treated as fact, with reporters throwing due diligence and fact-finding to the side in a rush to file their stories first, ... (more...)
Macau Open Golf: Anirban Lahiri, Chikka lead race Macau Open Golf: Anirban Lahiri, Chikka lead race
- October 17, 2016

I didn't think about winning because I don't even have Asian Tour status. "All the hard work paid off this week", Pavit said. England's Ian Poulter , tied for the first-round lead at 64 in is return from a four-month break, shot a 73 to tie for 28th at 3 under. (more...)
Cody Kessler Throws For 336 Yards In Browns' Latest Loss
- October 17, 2016

The Browns played from behind all day and managed just 40 yards rushing, and Kessler was sacked six times. Kessler threw a ideal touchdown to Terrelle Pryor to end the first half, but the Browns went three-and-out on a combined six possessions before and after the end-of-half TD drive. (more...)
VIPs visit, public prays, no new health bulletins on Jayalalithaa's health VIPs visit, public prays, no new health bulletins on Jayalalithaa's health
- October 17, 2016

Earlier, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Chennai's R.K. Nagar constituency on Friday to offer special prayers for the speedy recovery of ailing Jayalalithaa , who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital. While the ADMK cadres of various levels are stay put at the hospital premises waiting to see their benevolent " Amma ", many national and regional political leaders cutting across party lines have also visited the hospital to enquire about the wellbeing of the CM. (more...)
Cauvery: Opposition parties stage rail roko across TN Cauvery: Opposition parties stage rail roko across TN
- October 17, 2016

The protest has the backing of all the major Opposition parties including DMK and Congress. This apart, farmers have also chose to stage protests in various places across the district. THE technical team set up on the directive of the Supreme Court to assess the ground realities in the Cauvery basin areas of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka will submit its report to the apex court on Monday. (more...)
Iraqi PM signals start of operations to drive ISIL from Mosul Iraqi PM signals start of operations to drive ISIL from Mosul
- October 17, 2016

The Mosul offensive marks a showdown in the Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq and the city that has come to symbolise the group's rise. "Today I declare the start of these victorious operations to free you from the violence and terrorism of Daesh [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL]". (more...)
Chelsea V Leicester: Confirmed Lineups, Terry And Mahrez On The Bench
- October 17, 2016

When then asked about being in control of susbtitutions despite pressure from players, Conte added: "I decide every situation". Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Hazard agreed that the performance was one of their best of the season. (more...)
India, Russia set up joint venture to build Kamov helicopters
- October 16, 2016

The countries, which had strong ties during the Cold War, announced plans for a joint venture to build helicopters in India. MoD officials would neither confirm nor deny whether the long-pending final agreement to produce FGFA would be inked, and whether there would be an agreement on the purchase of five S-400 air defense units and the leasing of the additional nuclear sub. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition blames Yemeni party for funeral bombing
- October 16, 2016

Saudi Arabia has accused its regional rival Iran of providing support to the Houthis - a charge Tehran denies. He stressed that the Tomahawk strikes were conducted in self defense, were limited in nature and were approved by Obama after a recommendation from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. (more...)
US, Russia, others making renewed diplomatic push on Syria
- October 16, 2016

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles. The US accused Russian Federation and the Syrian government of increasing air strikes on the besieged city of Aleppo - as well as culpability for an attack on an aid convoy. (more...)
Auburn: Former star DE Quentin Groves dies at age 32 Auburn: Former star DE Quentin Groves dies at age 32
- October 16, 2016

A Jaguars team statement Saturday recalled Groves's fierce competitive nature and friendly personality. He started seven games for the Cardinals in 2012, and played in all 16 games that season. "He was an incredible athlete on the field and a great, close friend off of it". The Raiders family is deeply saddened by the passing of Fulton Walker and Quentin Groves. (more...)
Russian Federation 'deepening divides' at Security Council
- October 15, 2016

He said Russian Federation was "intent on allowing the killing to continue and, indeed, participating in carrying it out " and that what was needed from Moscow was "less talk and more action from them to stop the slaughter". Regime forces and its allies recaptured several towns and villages from rebels in Hama's northern countryside, reversing recent insurgent gains in the area. (more...)
Walker won't join Trump for 2 Wisconsin campaign stops Walker won't join Trump for 2 Wisconsin campaign stops
- October 15, 2016

Andy Harris on Tuesday downplayed House Speaker Paul Ryan's all but concession of the presidential race. The president argued that Republicans, including those who are critical of Trump, are the same people who "tried to block us from rescuing the economy", who "didn't vote for the auto industry assistance", who "tried to take away folks' health insurance" and who "refuse to allow votes on giving minimum wage workers a raise". (more...)
United States announces suspension of cooperation with Russian Federation on Syrian truce United States announces suspension of cooperation with Russian Federation on Syrian truce
- October 15, 2016

In August, a Russian official said Moscow was planning to expand into a permanent military facility its Hmeimim air base, which already has an S-400 air defence system, its most modern equipment. State TV says some of the shells hit the dorms area at the Aleppo University on Tuesday, killing two students and wounding eight. "The UN will continue to push energetically for a political solution of the Syrian conflict regardless of the very disappointing outcome of intense and long discussions ... (more...)
Rand takes a dump as Zuma fights for survival Rand takes a dump as Zuma fights for survival
- October 14, 2016

Many commentators and political insiders believe the allegations against the three men are politically motivated and created to sideline the finance minister from participating in the national treasury's corruption investigations. "There is clearly a sharpening of the knives between the various factions within the ANC", Colin Coleman, a partner and head of Goldman Sachs Group in South Africa, said in an interview on Bloomberg TV. (more...)
Bermuda Braces for 'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Nicole
- October 14, 2016

At 8 a.m., it was 55 miles south southwest of Bermuda, and heading towards the north northeast at 15 miles per hour. "We are now experiencing sustained 50 knot winds with hurricane force gusts and are yet to get into the eye wall proper", minister for national security Jeffrey Baron told AFP. (more...)
Early voting officially underway in Indiana
- October 14, 2016

Leominster City Clerk Lynn Bouchard said she likes the idea of early voting, which became law in 2014 as part of a package of election reforms. "I have no feelings about any election". In Franklin County, Ohio - the state's capital - 2,300 early voted on the first day. According to the Clerk's Office, almost 1000 people voted Wednesday, which is an increase of more than 200 voters compared to the first day of early voting in 2012 and almost 300 more voters than 2008. (more...)
South Korea picks new site for US missile defence system South Korea picks new site for US missile defence system
- October 13, 2016

The plan to deploy the system has also angered China, which worries that the THAAD's powerful radar would compromise its security. The High-Level Disarmament and Nonproliferation Consultation was launched in 2013 to enhance bilateral collaboration on the arms building and nonproliferation issues through regular communications. (more...)
OPEC must enact cuts for sustained oil price rise, IEA says OPEC must enact cuts for sustained oil price rise, IEA says
- October 12, 2016

The International Energy Agency predicted that oil demand, however, would grow by 1.2 million barrels per day this year and next, more than balancing supply. OPEC had last month in Algiers agreed its first production cut in eight years to bolster prices. "This would be high enough to keep major producers afloat and justify renewed investment in the oil sector". (more...)
Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions
- October 12, 2016

And on Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the International Criminal Court to investigate Russian Federation for possible war crimes in Syria. Moscow says it is targeting militant groups, but the United States is arming some of those same groups to fight the Assad government, essentially pitting the Cold War enemies against each other. (more...)
German police nab suspect in planned bomb attack after weekend manhunt German police nab suspect in planned bomb attack after weekend manhunt
- October 11, 2016

Saxony criminal police chief Joerg Michaelis said the suspect approached three Syrians at Lipzeig's main train station and asked if they could accommodate him. Michaelis said that police were not sure in which apartment in the building the suspect was hiding, and had to break off a planned raid, since there was a danger to other residents. (more...)
Russian Federation says can protect its Syria assets if United States carpet bombs Russian Federation says can protect its Syria assets if United States carpet bombs
- October 11, 2016

Unacceptable to Russian Federation is the resolution proposed by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, which calls for a ceasefire and establishment of a no-fly zone over Aleppo. "We hoped Russian Federation would become a partner to us in the west, but clearly Russian Federation has chose to be a competitor". Her ambassador, Liu Jieyi, claimed that the original proposal was disrespectful to "the sovereignty, independence, unification and territorial integrity of Syria". (more...)
Russia ready to join measures to limit oil production: Putin
- October 11, 2016

U.S. West Texas Intermediate, the North American benchmark, rose $1.54 United States to settle at $51.35 USA a barrel, its highest close since July 2015. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) plans to agree on an output cut by the time it meets in late November. Prices have recovered somewhat this year, rising to almost $50 in May, before dropping to just over $40 a barrel in recent weeks. (more...)
Philippines tells U.S. no joint patrols in South China Sea
- October 10, 2016

But at the Senate hearing Thursday, Yasay said the Duterte administration does not intend to abrogate its military agreements with the United States , neither does it contemplate in forging military ties with China. The United States maintains a rotational US military presence in the Philippines and has ramped up its presence there amid provocations from Beijing in the South China Sea. (more...)
Database coming on police use of deadly force — Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- October 10, 2016

Director Comey was present at the House Judiciary Committee hearing to provide more details about an alert his agency sent out to the State Board of Elections across the US. Rep. Lamar Smith, of Texas, suggested that the FBI reopen the investigation in light of what he said were "several new developments". He said he had commissioned a review of the FBI's interactions with Mateen, who killed 49 people inside a gay nightclub, and would be doing the same with Rahami. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew batters Florida as Haiti death toll rises
- October 10, 2016

Matthew was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane just before 5 p.m., with the strongest winds of 110 miles per hour off the Florida and Georgia coasts. The storm gouged out several large sections of the coastal A1A highway north of Daytona Beach, and had almost completely washed out the northbound lane for about a mile at Flagler Beach. (more...)