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Obama congratulates Trump, schedules Thursday meeting Obama congratulates Trump, schedules Thursday meeting
- November 10, 2016

Obama introduced his former secretary of state as "our next president of the United States of America, and described her as a fighter, a stateswoman, a mother, a grandmother and a patriot". Trump is the only presidential candidate to have addressed a meeting of Indian Americans and directly spoken about a strong India-US relationship. The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. (more...)
The Venom From This Snake Will Make Your Life a Living Hell The Venom From This Snake Will Make Your Life a Living Hell
- November 09, 2016

In addition, its venom is also different from other species of snakes because, like scorpions, its venom causes its prey to spasm. 'It specialises in feeding on other venomous snakes, who in turn specialise in feeding on other venomous snakes, ' Prof Fry said . (more...)
Dow futures, Asian shares tumble as Trump leads vote count
- November 09, 2016

The Mexican currency became one of the world's most volatile currencies over the past month as traders weighed the prospects that Trump could score an upset win in the presidential race and make good on pledges to renegotiate the free-trade agreement that's transformed Mexico into an export powerhouse. (more...)
Competing claims of voter fraud, intimidation raise tensions
- November 09, 2016

Clark said states also need to do more to improve voter access. Voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still can vote. "I don't know if they will come back later or decide not to vote". But a Democratic Party source said the Clinton campaign was not encountering systemic problems beyond the usual Election Day hiccups. (more...)
Pakistan official wants to stop deportation of famed refugee
- November 09, 2016

She gained global fame in 1984 as an Afghan refugee girl, after war photographer Steve McCurry's photograph of her, with piercing green eyes, was published on National Geographic's cover. Photographer Steve McCurry, who took the original photo of Gula, found her again in 2002 in a remote Afghan village, and took her portrait again for another magazine cover. (more...)
Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks without its approval
- November 09, 2016

In a reflection of the constitutional importance of the case which hinges on the balance of power between Parliament and the executive all 11 Supreme Court judges will hear the appeal. Sturgeon, who heads the pro-independence Scottish National Party, has said she may seek a mandate for independence if Scotland is forced out of the bloc, and its single market of 500 million people. (more...)
Philippine senator asks court to stop Duterte attacks Philippine senator asks court to stop Duterte attacks
- November 09, 2016

In her petition, she asked the high court to stop Duterte and his men from gathering personal information about her private life. She is also accused of having close connections to drug dealers operating in prisons while she was a minister in the previous government for six years. (more...)
Toblerone sparks outrage after changing iconic shape Toblerone sparks outrage after changing iconic shape
- November 09, 2016

The design shift was first announced in October, but a delay in getting the new version of the bar to the shelves meant many fans of the chocolate have only found out about it on Tuesday. Sugar SBc1 prices have risen about 45 percent this year. Michael Payne, executive director of the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores, noted that duty free stores sell Toblerone in a variety of sizes, so he's not sure how this change would affect sales. (more...)
Trump says Patriots' Tom Brady, Bill Belichick supporting him Trump says Patriots' Tom Brady, Bill Belichick supporting him
- November 08, 2016

Trump also said he had received the "most handsome letter " from Belichick, whose cult status in New England's football world is rivaled only by Brady's. Brady and Trump are known to be friends, though Brady has stopped short of endorsing Trump for president. No AFC East foe has played the Patriots closer in recent years than the Jets, with a touchdown or less deciding each of the last six games in the series. (more...)
Philippine's Duterte cancels police rifle deal with US
- November 08, 2016

Reuters reported that US Senator Ben Cardin planned to oppose it over concerns about human rights violations in the country. Mark Toner, a U.S. State Department spokesman said, however, that the USA had yet to receive any formal notification on the cancellation. (more...)
Diver may have found nuke missing since Cold War Diver may have found nuke missing since Cold War
- November 08, 2016

Before it disappeared, the bomber's mission was to simulate a nuclear attack on San Francisco carrying a dummy Mark IV nuclear weapon similar to the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Five of 17 airmen were killed, and the bomb was said to be detonated over the ocean to keep it out of Soviet hands. "And in the middle, there's a great big thing that looks just like what I found". (more...)
Review of new emails doesn't change conclusion on Clinton
- November 07, 2016

The disclosure, just two days before Election Day, could undercut a boost Donald Trump appeared to enjoy in some polls taken after Comey's disclosure late last month about the newly-discovered set of email messages. Earlier, Mrs Clinton's Republican rival Donald Trump had used the email investigation to paint her as a candidate who was dishonest and unsafe. Comey wrote Sunday that FBI investigators had finished reviewing all newly discovered emails that Clinton sent or received as ... (more...)
UK's Johnson: Court ruling won't hurt Brexit timetable UK's Johnson: Court ruling won't hurt Brexit timetable
- November 07, 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will use centuries-old powers known as royal prerogative to invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty, which launches two years of exit negotiations, by the end of March. "If the government calls an election we're ready for it", he said. The High Court ruling, which she was among a group to campaign for, means Prime Minister Theresa May can not formally start the Brexit process without consulting MPs. (more...)
Washington state electors on the fence about voting for Hillary Clinton
- November 07, 2016

Bret Chiafalo, an Electoral College member from Everett, says he has not made up his mind.He said he disagrees with Clinton on tribal and environmental issues. One candidate must get a majority of the 538 Electoral College votes - at least 270 - in order to win the presidential election. The electors will meet in Olympia December 19 to cast their ballots. (more...)
Katy Perry the latest in string of stars to sing Clinton's praises Katy Perry the latest in string of stars to sing Clinton's praises
- November 07, 2016

Last night - a Katy Perry concert. Watch the whole moving moment between the two HBIC below, and stick around to hear Katy start to kill it with "Roar", a song that we will never, ever be able to escape. Perry has always been a supporter of the former Secretary of State. Clinton also faced extraordinary challenges of her own in recent days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed plans to renew its focus on the former secretary of state's email practices. (more...)
Backed forces announce operation to seize Raqqa in coordination with U.S. Backed forces announce operation to seize Raqqa in coordination with U.S.
- November 07, 2016

Shortly after visiting Iraq last month to check on the Mosul offensive, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said that an assault on Raqqa would take place "within weeks". He told French radio Europe 1 that "local territorial forces" should retake Raqqa with air support from the coalition but no foreign ground troops. (more...)
UK court brings Britain's Brexit plans to a screeching halt UK court brings Britain's Brexit plans to a screeching halt
- November 06, 2016

Her spokeswoman confirmed lately the government would stick to the timetable. Experts say that won't happen because the majority of the British public backed Brexit in a June referendum . "They're trying to kill it by delaying it", she said. David Greene, lawyer for hairdresser Deir Santos, another claimant, said the government must accept the "the constitutional reality that Parliament must have early involvement in the process". (more...)
Chicago Cubs celebrate with selfie at massive rally Chicago Cubs celebrate with selfie at massive rally
- November 06, 2016

Finally, the wait was over. Players boarded open-roof buses outside Wrigley Field and began moving just before 11 a.m. with a police escort. Some waved replicas of Cubs' iconic "W" flag, which Wrigley Field flies after the team wins a game. (more...)
Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady
- November 06, 2016

Melania Trump made her first major campaign speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. "It is awful when that happens on the playground and it is unacceptable when it's done by someone with no name hiding on the internet". (more...)
German unemployment drops again in October to 5.8 percent German unemployment drops again in October to 5.8 percent
- November 06, 2016

Her stance will be welcomed by the Swiss government, whose attempts to find a way to implement immigration limits - approved by the public in a 2014 vote - without contravening the European Union principle of free movement have arguably been complicated by Britain's decision to leave the EU. (more...)
Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter
- November 04, 2016

Mooney cited the 2000 election as an example of a smooth transition of power after a contentious race. The question is whether elected Republican leaders will truly accept the results of the election. Four years ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney set aside their differences to trade (mostly) warm jokes. "That Donald Trump was unwilling to make that pledge, and still thinks he's saying something positive by saying, 'I'll accept the results if I win, ' shows he has a profound ... (more...)
Defense asks for mistrial in New Jersey bridge trial
- November 04, 2016

On their first full day of deliberations Tuesday, jurors appeared to be wrestling with the law surrounding the top two counts in the indictment against two former allies of Republican Gov. Kelly was Christie's deputy chief of staff and Baroni was Christie's top appointee to the authority that runs the bridge, which connects Fort Lee and New York City and is the country's busiest. (more...)
Italian police abuse migrants amid new EU rules Italian police abuse migrants amid new EU rules
- November 04, 2016

Amnesty supported this in the report stating most Italian police officers involved in the process were largely professional but called for an independent review of the allegations of certain officers. "They held [my] shoulders and legs, took my testicles with the pliers, and pulled twice". The assessment process for arrivals in the hotspots, aimed at selecting asylum seekers from those considered irregular migrants, was also criticised. (more...)
Underage migrants moved out of Calais to sites around France
- November 04, 2016

The Calais prefecture told CNN that all of the young migrants had left on board 38 buses. Most of the children left behind come from war-ravaged Afghanistan and Sudan's Darfur region and are aged between 13 and 17, according to the charity Care for Calais . (more...)
United Kingdom and Colombia working on oil and gas partnership
- November 04, 2016

On Thursday Santos will visit Northern Ireland, Ireland, where a decades-long civil conflict was ended through political negotiation in the 1990s. Santos is scrambling to save a hard-won peace deal with FARC, hammered out over nearly four years of negotiations, which was narrowly rejected in a plebiscite last month. (more...)
NY Times: FBI Found No Evidence of Trump-Russia Connection NY Times: FBI Found No Evidence of Trump-Russia Connection
- November 03, 2016

This server was discovered by a malware hunter using the pseudonym Tea Leaves. Trump campaign spokesman Hope Hicks dismissed the experts' findings about the covert server link with Alfa Bank. The Trump campaign has repeatedly denied having ties to Moscow. Additionally, the campaign pointed to three of Trump's allies who have controversial ties to Russian Federation. (more...)
Maronite Christian Michel Aoun Elected Lebanese President
- November 03, 2016

The UN Chief therefore encouraged the formation without delay of a government that can effectively serve the needs of all Lebanese citizens and address the serious challenges facing the country. In March 1989, Aoun launched the so-called "War of Liberation" aimed at expelling Syrian troops stationed in Lebanon. Aoun opposed the agreement and issued a decree in early November dissolving the Lebanese parliament, calling for elections under the supervision of the United Nations . (more...)
Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mendhar, Rajouri sectors
- November 03, 2016

Yesterday, a Pakistani Ranger was killed and another injured in the retaliatory firing by BSF, as Pakistani troops heavily shelled five sectors along LoC and IB in J&K in which one BSF jawan died and 13 other civilians were injured. On Friday, heavy shelling and firing exchanges took place in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and on the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar and Machil sectors. (more...)
Kraigg Brathwaite and Jason Holder put West Indies in charge against Pakistan
- November 02, 2016

He forced Sami Aslam (17) to hook straight into the hands of deep fine-leg, then in his next over had Asad Shafiq caught in slip fending a short ball for nought, his second in the match. The pair posted 80 for the fifth wicket with both playing positively and allowing Pakistan to march dominantly through the next hour. The fightback began as Brathwaite and Chase combined to frustrate Pakistan for the remainder of the session and steer West Indies safely to tea without further loss, at ... (more...)
Ban Ki-moon sacks United Nations peacekeeping commander in South Sudan
- November 02, 2016

That's up slightly since earlier this month, as the almost three-year-old civil war continues to threaten people across the country. In days of fighting that convulsed Juba, the inquiry said, two Chinese peacekeepers were killed and several wounded; 182 buildings in the United Nations compound were struck by bullets, mortar shells and rocket-propelled grenades as thousands of civilians sought refuge there. (more...)