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Nigeria's pro-Biafra group not a terrorist organization


The court said its order was subject to a gazetting of the reliefs and publication of same in two national dailies. IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, are campaigning for an independent country of Biafra made up of ethnic Igbos. Nigeria had equally accused both the governments of France and the United Kingdom of being in support and as well as funding IPOB's activities in the Africa's most populous nation. Read More »

Rex Tillerson heads to Beijing ahead of Donald Trump's China visit


Official Chinese customs data shows the country stuck to that pledge until August, when it imported 1.64 million tons of coal, worth about $138 million, from its smaller neighbor. "It makes me question not just why coal imports appear to be happening again but what was the real volume of imports in the months it reported there were none". Read More »

UN Slaps Down US, Israel Plea; Admits 'Palestine' to Interpol


The Israeli Foreign Ministry, which said earlier that Israel's efforts to delay a vote until next year had failed, had no immediate comment on the decision. Regarding Israel's opposition, he said: "They don't want any progress toward a Palestinian state". Israel campaigned to block the Interpol move and made a series of procedural moves in an attempt to prevent the issue coming to a vote. Read More »

Saudi women will be allowed to drive, but hurdles remain


That plan for the country's economic reinvention rests on a number of pillars, including youth empowerment, social organization and women's empowerment, "which is an extremely important element of the changes happening in Saudi Arabia ", the ambassador said. Read More »

Hrithik Roshan Vs Tiger Shroff, Soon. Filmy Face-Off Begins On Twitter


Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff will be seen together in this film that will be directed by Sidharth Anand. Hrithik and Tiger will begin shooting for the film in April 2018. This film also marks a lot of firsts for Tiger Shroff, first film with YRF and Hrithik Roshan too. But you should know when the game changes. Sharing the announcement, Hrithik later wrote, "The BIGGEST Action event ever". Read More »

The nurse was arrested protecting this unconscious reserve officer. Monday, he died


The detective had been seeking to obtain a sample from the victim following a serious traffic accident, during which Gray's semi-truck was smashed into by a vehicle fleeing police. An Idaho man who became the center of a patient consent controversy and led to the arrest of a Salt Lake City nurse has died from his injuries. The officers' union has been critical of the police department's handling of the matter, saying Payne and Tracy were made pariahs, the AP reported. Read More »

Indian prisoners languishing in Sharjah jails to be freed


Welcoming the ruler of Sharjah to Kerala and expressing happiness over Al-Qasimi accepting his invitation, Pinarayi, in a Facebook post, said the visit would strengthen the relations between Kerala and Sharjah. The Sharjah ruler also gave an in-principle approval for providing global driving licence in Kerala to those who are planning to migrate to Sharjah for work. Read More »

Army Carries Out Strikes At Indo-Myanmar Border


While a National news channel claims that the strike was directed against militants from Nagaland in Myanmar, a tweeter feed of the Eastern Command confirmed that the strike was targeted at NSCN (K) which is now operational in Myanmar. Own troops suffered no casualties during the fight. The Army reiterated that it had not crossed the global border to carry out this operation. This news comes exactly one year after India had carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across ... Read More »

'Insufficient' progress in May-Tusk talk (2)

Upon leaving the European Union , there is no need for the UK or the European Union to introduce tariffs on cross-border trade where there are none now, Theresa May , the UK Prime Minister, has said , setting out her idea of how Brexit should play out. Read More »

Iran's missile development multiplied after U.S. threats: Commander


Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal despite US pressure to stop. Whether or not there was a new Iranian missile test, many foreign-policy experts agreed that Iran has made progress in this area, and that it has become a worrisome issue for US policymakers. Read More »

Teen blogger Amos Yee released from 10-month detention in US


But federal immigration agents detained him at O'Hare International Airport and he had been behind bars since. Emerging on Tuesday from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in downtown Chicago, Yee said he was "kind of stunned" and that, "It's very surreal", according to Associated Press (via abc news ). Read More »

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty, sentenced to prison


That was far fewer than on August 25, when the court was originally scheduled to deliver its verdict, only to find out that Yingluck had fled the country. When she was inaugurated in 2011, Yingluck became Thailand's first female prime minister and its youngest in over 60 years. After the 2014 coup, Yingluck was impeached by Thailand's military-appointed National Legislative Assembly. Read More »

Labour plans to nationalise PFI contracts


At the annual party conference in the English seaside town, McDonnell reiterated plans to nationalize railways, energy and water companies and Royal Mail Plc. However, he did not set out whether the controversial contracts - many of which were signed under the former Labour government during the 2000s, as well as the Conservatives - would be bought out or written off, both of which scenarios could have implications for the public purse. Read More »

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war


Ri said on Monday the North's right to countermeasures included shooting down USA bombers "even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country". military option. There is not a "precision strike" that solves the problem. Lee also said, citing the NIS's report, that the North is being cautious not to cause any accidental military clash along the tense land border, and that it has directed its armed forces to "report first before taking any military measures". Read More »

Twitter explains why Trump can use site as venue for violence, hate

This is not the first time Twitter has faced pressure over Donald Trump's tweets. CEO Jack Dorsey seemed to acknowledge this in a tweet on Monday in which he promised his company would "do better" with transparency. The company has explained that it won't remove the tweets because it does not violate the company's rules on "newsworthiness", which is part of its criteria when judging whether to keep a tweet or not. Read More »

Jerry Jones Takes a Knee; Twitter Explodes


Arizona players also stood and linked arms during the anthem , but they did not take a knee beforehand. While he continued to slammed the National Football League and its ratings, he commended the Cowboys for standing up for the anthem saying, "Big progress being made-we all love our country!" Then they locked arms and stood while Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem . Read More »

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar indicted in corruption reference


The Supreme Court while announcing the landmark decision of Panamagate case, which caused the ouster of Nawaz Sharif on July 28, had ordered the NAB to file references against the Sharif family and Ishaq Dar within six weeks. The court then adjourned for 10 minutes before continuing with the normal case proceedings. An accountability court on Monday set September 27 as the date to indict Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in connection with the investigations against him for the accumulation of ... Read More »

Trump Applauds 'Great Anger' Toward Cowboys, Acknowledges Progress In Standing For Anthem


President Trump has already turned to Twitter to share his reaction. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., called Trump a "racial arsonist" and said he was using the manufactured controversy to pander to his conservative political base. He said pro athletes should be grateful, not critical of the country. "What you just saw was a variety of responses with the theme of unity", an National Football League front office source said. Read More »

Twitter explains why Trump's North Korea tweet wasn't removed

In a six-tweet response thread, Twitter said that when it considers removing a tweet, one of the factors it takes into account the newsworthiness and public interest of the post. "We'll continue to be guided by these fundamental principles". Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer! Twitter's rules state users "may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or ... Read More »

China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea

Much attention has been paid to the commercial and financial ties between China and North Korea in recent months. China on Saturday imposed a limit on the supplies of petroleum products to North Korea and imports of textiles from the country under United Nations sanctions over its nuclear and missile development. Read More »

Florida woman arrested in 'killer clown' cold case


Marshal's Task Force Western District of Virginia, Detectives from the Washington County Virginia Sheriff's and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. "As she went to take the flowers and balloons, the clown shot her". "Oh, how pretty", Aherns remembered her saying, he had told the Palm Beach Post in 2000. Read More »

Winston Peters arrives in Wellington to meet caucus


Mr Peters said reporters should point to the Electoral Commission and others "and ask yourself why 384,000 won't have their votes counted until October 7". The 72-year-old Peters, a colourful populist and former foreign minister, has served in both National and Labour governments in the past. NZ First has three new MPs - former Labour minister Shane Jones, Southland farmer Mark Patterson and former newsreader Jenny Marcroft. Read More »

North Korean diplomat says Trump has 'declared war'


But he said that by tweeting that North Korea's leadership led by Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", Trump "declared the war on our country". The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, which overseas United States sanctions programs, said the Foreign Trade Bank had carried out transactions on behalf of North Korea's weapons development program. Read More »