Toronto filmmaker disappears diving off Florida coast
- February 02, 2017

On Tuesday evening, Stewart's sister, Alexandra, issued an urgent plea on Facebook for help locating her brother. Rob Stewart, 37, was filming a follow-up to his 2006 Sharkwater documentary near the wreck of the Queen of Nassau when he went missing, The Miami Herald reported . (more...)
Bannon Takes Position on National Security Council
- January 31, 2017

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence will now no longer be present at the meetings unless requested. Reich's assessment might be seen by many as over the top. Likewise, reports now abound that national security adviser Michael T. Flynn has fallen out of favor with the president. (more...)
Mulayam's disapproval shows SP cadre unhappy over tie up:Naidu Mulayam's disapproval shows SP cadre unhappy over tie up:Naidu
- January 31, 2017

Expressing confidence in the SP-Congress alliance, Akhilesh said nobody could compete with them, neither the "kamal" (the BJP's symbol) nor the "haathhi" (the BSP's symbol). However, none of that happened because of the ambitions of Akhilesh Yadav, who wants not only to return as UP chief minister - he is the incumbent - but also to maybe become prime minister one day. (more...)
President Trump's wall to be built with USA taxpayer funds
- January 29, 2017

In a televised address, the Mexican leader told the nation: "I've said time and again: Mexico won't pay for any wall". But attentions have turned to Mexico after president Enrique Peña Nieto publicly cancelled his meeting with the new American president. (more...)
Netanyahu says Trump to break silence over 'Iranian aggression' Netanyahu says Trump to break silence over 'Iranian aggression'
- January 28, 2017

President Donald Trump will keep his pledge to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said, despite Palestinian warnings that such a step would spark violence and sabotage the prospect of renewed peace talks. (more...)
A High-Ranking North Korean Defector Says the Kim Regime's Days Are 'Numbered'
- January 27, 2017

A North Korea defector has vowed to do all he can to "pull down" the corrupt regime and end slavery in the isolated country. Once "unthinkable", acts of low-level dissent or criticism were becoming more frequent. Nuclear-armed North Korea has been ruled by the Kim dynasty since its foundation in 1948. Of course, Thae's perspective is both important and limited. (more...)
The Netherlands to Counter Trump's The Netherlands to Counter Trump's "Global Gag Rule" With International Abortion Fund
- January 26, 2017

Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch minister, said other governments and businesses would be able to donate to the fund, and many have expressed interest in doing so. Mr Trump supports a U.S. abortion ban. The rule prohibits foreign organizations that receive US money from providing abortion services or giving information about the procedure, even if the groups use separate money for those purposes. (more...)
Should the U.S. move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Should the U.S. move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem?
- January 26, 2017

The Obama administration fought back, calling out anti-Israel bias in the United Nations but saying Israeli settlements undermined any hope of a two-state solution. All Israeli colonial settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, as they involve the transfer of civilian populations onto land seized and occupied by military force. (more...)
Trump Reinstates Global Gag Rule On Abortion Trump Reinstates Global Gag Rule On Abortion
- January 24, 2017

The day after The Women's March drew millions of protestors across the country and internationally to rally against President Trump's stated agenda, a low-key gathering of about 50 people took place Sunday in Santa Rosa to help protect women's access to abortion and health services. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway: Trump Spokesman Didn't Lie, He Gave "Alternative Facts"
- January 23, 2017

DONALD TRUMP'S SENIOR advisor has defended comments by the US President and his administration by calling them "alternative facts". It's unclear where his 420,000 figure for Trump's inaugural comes from, but the Washington Post reported that for Trump's inaugural around 570,557 took trips in the system between 4 a.m and midnight on Friday. (more...)
Notorious Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges
- January 23, 2017

Though Mexico frequently extradites drug traffickers, officials there had previously said they wanted Guzman to serve his sentence in Mexico before being sent north. "There was still a chance that he was running the cartel behind bars, but this is a symbolic victory both for the government of Mexico, and the United States". (more...)
Dems Not Alone, North Korea Loads Nukes For Inauguration
- January 22, 2017

He said the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016, pointing to a string of nuclear and missile tests previous year. North Korea may conduct a test of its highest-powered intercontinental missile on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration, in a provocative gesture to the incoming U.S. (more...)
Britain's Dan Evans takes out another seed at the Australian Open Britain's Dan Evans takes out another seed at the Australian Open
- January 21, 2017

Surprise package Evans marched into the fourth round by ousting Tomic 7-5 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-3) in the 27th seed's homeland. The Croatian became the highest men's seed to fall at the Open after Evans accounted for him in just under three hours. (more...)
China quietly gears up for possibility of trade war with United States China quietly gears up for possibility of trade war with United States
- January 21, 2017

In a December speech , he accused the country of "massive theft of intellectual property, putting unfair taxes on our companies, not helping with the menace of North Korea like they should, and the at-will and massive devaluation of their currency and product dumping". (more...)
30 found dead in Italian hotel hit by avalanche after quake 30 found dead in Italian hotel hit by avalanche after quake
- January 21, 2017

There were no immediate reports of building collapses but residents of the city of Aquila, which has been badly hit in previous earthquakes, rushed into the streets in scenes of panic. That is significant, but still much weaker than the 6.5-magnitude temblor the shook the area near Perugia in October 2016, or the 6.2-magnitude quake near Amatrice in August 2016. (more...)
Jallikattu: Protesters swell, Modi dashes hopes of ordinance Jallikattu: Protesters swell, Modi dashes hopes of ordinance
- January 20, 2017

In 2014, the Supreme Court of India banned Jallikattu after the Animal Welfare Board of India citing extensive evidence of torture and cruelty to the animals petitioned it. This prevented Jallikattu from taking place during Pongal and infuriated large sections of the Tamil Nadu populace. Critics say organisers lace the bulls' feed with liquor to make them less steady on their feet and chuck chilli powder into their faces and eyes to throw them into a sudden frenzy as they are released from ... (more...)
Iraqi Forces Liberate Mosul University From a Deeply Entrenched ISIL
- January 20, 2017

Shaghati, who commands Iraqi counterterrorism forces, called the success of Iraqi forces "unprecedented", though he said there are still small places in northern Mosul that still need to be secured. In recent days, the pace of ISIL's use of vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices has waned, the colonel added, "and we've seen them use VBEIDs with less up-armoring, which makes them a bit more hard to identify, but a little bit easier to stop". (more...)
Interview: Xi offers wisdom on globalization Interview: Xi offers wisdom on globalization
- January 19, 2017

He cited the global refugee crisis as an example. The World Economic Forum noted in a press release that since Trump's surprise victory, "China has emerged as a potential new leader on the global stage ― and today's address does little to soften the impression that President Xi is taking an increasingly assertive stance on matters of global trade and climate change". (more...)
Donald Trump's Wax Figure Unveiled Ahead of Inauguration Donald Trump's Wax Figure Unveiled Ahead of Inauguration
- January 19, 2017

Inauguration came early for the wax version of Donald Trump on Wednesday. A wax figure of then President-elect Barack Obama is unveiled in an Oval Office setting at Madame Tussauds in London on January 15, 2009. After the 2016 election results were in, those measurements and photographs were referenced with updated research to create the new likeness. In D.C., Trump "will stand tall in an immersive recreation" of the White House Rose Garden, which is a new addition to the attraction's ... (more...)
Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic leader of The Gambia
- January 19, 2017

The 15-nation Economic Community Of West African States, ECOWAS , has repeatedly urged Jammeh to respect the outcome of the vote and step aside. A 90-day state of emergency has been declared in the country where political deadlock has led to a "high" risk of military intervention and civil disturbance, the FCO said. (more...)
Woman gets death for burning love marriage daughter alive
- January 18, 2017

The court has imprisoned one Anees for life, brother of 18-year old deceased girl Zeenat on the charges of aiding (abetment) his mother in burning alive his sister. She had been living with her new husband for a month and had returned to her home in the eastern city of Lahore to try to reconcile with her family. (more...)
Japanese Ship Crew Caught Red-Handed Slaughtering Minke Whale
- January 17, 2017

These are the first photographs documenting the Japanese whaling fleet's killing of whales since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled their whaling program illegal in 2014 and the Australian Federal Court found the Japanese whaling industry in contempt for killing protected whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary. (more...)
Iran: Nuclear deal will not be renegotiated Iran: Nuclear deal will not be renegotiated
- January 17, 2017

An Iranian diplomat on Friday said that his country would not allow any move to review the worldwide nuclear deal, which has put an end to the disputes over Iran's decade-long nuclear issue. Iran reduced its uranium stockpile by 98 percent and removed two-thirds of its centrifuges. Should the Iran nuclear deal fall apart, the consequences for the Middle East region would be "unfathomable", according to a new report from the International Crisis Group. (more...)
Tensions flare as Serb nationalist train halts at border Tensions flare as Serb nationalist train halts at border
- January 16, 2017

Relations between Belgrade and Pristina came under renewed strain on January 4 when former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj was arrested in France on a warrant from Serbia which accuses him of war crimes. Serbia said it was merely "a mobile exhibition presenting our cultural heritage". Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic alleged that Kosovan forces were planning to blow up the tracks although Kosovo police said no explosives were found. (more...)
Rep. Lewis: Trump Not a 'Legitimate President' Rep. Lewis: Trump Not a 'Legitimate President'
- January 15, 2017

Early Saturday morning, Trump fired back, tweeting that Lewis should focus his attention on his "crime ridden" district that is "in frightful shape". "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results", Trump added about Lewis. On Friday, Sasse tweeted that Lewis should still attend the presidential inauguration - not for Trump but because it represents a "peaceful transfer of power". (more...)
New Zealand looking for United Kingdom trade deal soon after Brexit - NZ PM New Zealand looking for United Kingdom trade deal soon after Brexit - NZ PM
- January 14, 2017

Brexit process The proceedings are to be issued on January 27th, and will target a hearing date for an application for a reference to the European Court of Justice as soon as possible after March, when British prime minister Theresa May is expected to trigger the Brexit process. (more...)
Dhoni backs Kohli for unparalleled India success Dhoni backs Kohli for unparalleled India success
- January 14, 2017

In my mind, my last series at home was against South Africa. 'I'm somebody who believes, in our scenario, split captaincy is something that doesn't really work. "When I came to the team, I was always looking to perform, get more opportunities and build solid consistent career and contribute to the team in winning games", he said. (more...)
Abe visits Duterte's Davao home Abe visits Duterte's Davao home
- January 14, 2017

He left Davao on Friday for Australia, and will also travel to Indonesia and Vietnam before returning home on Tuesday. It's an important affirmation of Duterte's leadership at a time when he faces domestic and worldwide criticism for a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs that has claimed more than 6,000 lives. (more...)
The special meaning behind Michelle Obama's dress for the Farewell Address, revealed The special meaning behind Michelle Obama's dress for the Farewell Address, revealed
- January 13, 2017

She said: "That was prerequisite". Michelle then showed up to surprise each person while they were giving their emotional tributes, complete with shrieking, sobbing and hugs. In it, Fallon usually writes humorous "Thank-You Notes" to celebrities, people in the news or unusual things he notices about life . Obama may have inadvertently stoked such desires when she joined Fallon behind his desk for the Thank You Notes bit. (more...)
EIA expects higher oil prices in 2017
- January 13, 2017

The world's biggest oil exporter agreed to cut 486,000 bpd from January 1 for six months as part of a global deal to reduce output to curb a supply glut. Traders had been expecting a build of about 1.2 million barrels. Meanwhile, Libya which is exempted from the pact, hiked production to around 700,000 barrels as of early January, more than tripling the level seen in the same period a year ago. (more...)