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Mark Hamill Clarifies A Theory About Luke Skywalker


The Jedi Master himself, Mark Hamill, recently spoke with Disney Rewards Insider (via ComingSoon ), and gave us some inside information as to what is going on with Luke. Hamill, who told the Times he's "more prominent in this one", will get much more of a focus this time around courtesy of writer and director Rian Johnson, who took over duties from J.J. Read More »

Woman Flips Off Donald Trump's Motorcade, Loses Job


In fact, Akima fired her over it. The photo of her protest quickly went viral . She identifies herself as an Akima employee on her LinkedIn account but makes no mention of the middle-finger photo there. Recounting the incident which took place on her usual cycling route, Ms Briskman said she became incensed when she set eyes on Mr Trump's motorcade coming up beside her. Read More »

BJP MP RK Sinha goes on 'maun vrat' after Paradise Papers leak


The company is a member of a global network of lawyers, accountants and bankers involved in setting up offshore companies, managing bank accounts to help clients avoid or evade taxes, manage real estate assets, open escrow accounts, purchase aeroplanes and yachts at lower tax rates, or simply help move money across the globe using offshore entities. Read More »

Zimbabwe VP is fired, opening way for Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa may have resigned this morning, and even cleared his entire government offices of his belongings, long before the government's information Minister announced his sacking, Khuluma Afrika can reveal. Read More »

United States wants Pak to take decisive action against terrorist groups


U.S. Ambassador David Hale spoke at a seminar in Islamabad Monday as he discussed U.S. policy in relation to neighbors Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts have prevented "countless" militant attacks in the USA and Europe, Asif said, adding that Pakistan and United States both have a lot of work to do in fighting negative perceptions. Read More »

Trump lashes out at 'unfair' Japan trade ties


Trump laid out his complaints about how Japan treats the USA unfairly in his eyes, noting that few American cars are sold in Japan and making a plea for Japanese carmakers to build more in the US. Collina , director of policy for the Ploughshares Fund, a non-profit group that advocates the elimination of nuclear weapons. In advance of the president's trip, the White House announced moves created to increase pressure on both North Korea and China. Read More »

Rand Paul Suffers Rib Fractures, Lung Contusions After Attack


Authorities said it wasn't immediately clear what prompted Paul's neighbor to enter the senator's property in a gated community near Bowling Green and tackle him from behind. Douglas described the neighborhood as calm and secluded, and a place where residents did not regularly interact. Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is checking to see if the attack was politically motivated. Read More »

#ParadisePapers: Britain's tax authority to look at Queen's £10 million investment


All of our investments are fully audited and legitimate. The investments were made in 2004 and 2005 by the Duchy of Lancaster, the queen's private financial manager. " Investors commit to a fund for a given period and are not party to its ongoing investment decisions ", Chris Adcock, the Duchy of Lancaster's chief finance officer, told the Guardian . Read More »

More than 100 Syrian refugees fleeing Isis killed in truck bombing


Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military has retaken the eastern city of Deir el-Zour where its troops and tens of thousands of civilians have been besieged by IS militants for almost three years. Driving a booby-trapped vehicle, he targeted a camp for displaced civilians fleeing the eastern countryside of the province of Deir Ezzor. The fall of ISIS in Deir Ezzor is yet another key defeat for the Takfiri outfit, which has lost most of the territory it seized in a lightning ... Read More »

Trump administration to drop protections for Central Americans and Haitians


More than 300,000 Haitian and Central American nationals living in the USA with a form of temporary immigration status no longer need a reprieve from deportation, the State Department told immigration officials earlier this week. Two migrants from Guatemala sleep on train tracks in Arriaga, Mexico, in August 2014. The Trump administration is now seeking to reign in immigration programs that have not been strictly enforced in the past. Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull Rejects Jacinda Ardern's Offer to Resettle 150 Asylum-Seekers


It has been rejected a couple of times on the grounds it would give asylum seekers a backdoor into Australia and become a marketing opportunity for people smugglers. Ardern said New Zealand would not make its offer directly to Papua New Guineau. Turnbull said his government had successfully stopped the arrival of asylum seeker boats and cited fears the people-smuggling trade could be restarted. Read More »

GST:Great Selfish Tax-Mamata


Speaking at an election rally in Gandhinagar, Gujarat last month, the Congress vice-president had alleged that the "GST is not GST, it is Gabbar Singh Tax " referring to the notorious decoit in the famous Bollywood blockbuster Sholay released in 1975. Read More »

Worldwide humanitarian law forbids holding bodies as bargaining chips, say groups

In the 2014 Gaza war, Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants used tunnels to wage attacks against Israel. That deal saw the Israeli government swap more than 1,000 jailed Palestinians-including current Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar-for the IDF soldier, who had been captured in a cross-border raid and subsequently held in the Strip for five years. Read More »

Man arrested for offensive toon on CM Palaniswami, Collector

I will continue to draw cartoons. Summary: Cartoonist Bala G, 36, was arrested in Chennai on Sunday for a "demeaning" caricature that blamed top government functionaries including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami of not acting against loan sharks. Read More »

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Announces Plan To Address Dual Citizenship In Parliament


Malcolm Turnbull unveiled the new disclosure rules on Monday in a bid to clear up the uncertainty around politicians' eligibility in Canberra . "The obligation is on each member and each senator to make a full disclosure". He declined to nominate any specific penalty but said political consequences alone would be "very dramatic", noting parliament could impose further penalties. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Russia Allegations Could Lead To Another Senate Testimony


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is facing calls from lawmakers to once again appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee and answer questions on Russia's alleged interference in the US election. "So there are a lot of excuses one can make", she said on CNN's " State of the Union ". I didn't ask about collusions. Also Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged Congress would not interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling with the 2016 election, which led to the ... Read More »

In Japan, Trump pushes new trade deal, mourns Texas shooting


The first daughter showed off her incredible fashion sense once more wearing a cream and pink-colored long sleeve dress that had a large red flower print throughout and a black ribbon trim across the front and waist. "They're industrious. They're warm, much warmer than the world really knows or understands", Trump told reporters on Air Force One while flying to Japan on Sunday. Read More »

Trump says 'open' to meeting with NK leader


Speaking at the outset of a five-nation Asia tour, in an interview broadcast, Trump said, "I don't think it's strength or weakness; I think sitting down with people is not a bad thing". North Korea has pledged that it will "mercilessly punish" the USA if president Donald Trump does anything "reckless" ahead of the American leader's visit to South Korea, Pyongyang's archrival. Read More »

Penang inundated by floods


A northern Malaysian state has been paralyzed by a severe storm that led to at least three deaths and forced roughly 2,000 people from their homes in the worst flooding in years, officials say. Floodwaters rose as high as 10 to 12 feet, swallowing homes in low-lying areas. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, who are on a weeklong visit to Malaysia, are due to visit George Town on Tuesday. Read More »

Severe storms possible on Sunday


The Storm Prediction Center says the front could carry a round of severe weather to Northeast Ohio , placing the region under a "slight" risk of thunderstorms bringing damaging 58 miles per hour or faster winds with possible hail. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threat here with tornadoes a distinct possibility in southernmost sections and farther east in IN into OH later this afternoon into the evening hours. Read More »

Leaked documents show Trump appointee Wilbur Ross concealed ties to Putin cronies

Ross, a billionaire NY businessman like Trump, still holds an interest in Navigator Holdings, a shipping company that has a strong business relationship with the Russian energy company SIBUR. SIBUR has been handsomely benefitting Navigator: According to financial records, the Russian firm brought in more than $51 million in revenue since 2016. Read More »

Kushner Becomes Focus of Special Counsel Investigation, Turns over Documents

However, it was not clear how Kushner's advice to the President might relate to the overall Russian Federation investigation or potential obstruction of justice, the sources said. He would be among a list of people the investigators would be asking about, the source said. Mr Kushner has been widely reported to have pushed Mr Trump to fire Mr Comey, starting a chain of events which finally led to the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Man who opened fire in Sutherland Springs church now dead, police say


According to reports, witnesses say they saw a man walk into the church at around 11.30am local time. It is unclear how many people were wounded. KSAT reports that two Airlife helicopters are also at the scene. KSAT's Max Massey says police have said the shooter is dead, and that the active threat is over. Local media said at least 15 people - including a two-year-old child - have been injured. Read More »

United States army's Bowe Bergdahl spared prison time for desertion


On top of that, Bergdahl will also have his rank reduced from sergeant to private and be forced to forfeit $1,000 in pay every month for 10 months. The defense sought to have the case dismissed because of Trump's comments, which it said amounted to unlawful command influence. Bergdahl (r.) waits before being released at the Afghan border, in this still image from video released June 4, 2014. Read More »

ICIJ releases The Paradise Papers: Malta popular destination for Azeri money


There is no suggestion that anyone named in the Paradise Papers has committed a crime. 18 months after the Panama Papers , the biggest ever financial data leak came to light today, obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and probed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in collaboration with 96 news agencies including the Guardian, the BBC and the New York Times, among others. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Dhinchak Pooja gets eliminated from Salman Khan's show


This week nine contestants were nominated Priyank Sharma , Hina Khan , Hiten Tejwani , Sapna Choudhary, Benafsha Soonawalla, Dhinchak Pooja , Shilpa Shidne, Bandagi Kalra and Sabyasachi Satpathy . And if reports are to be believed, cringe-pop sensation who shot to fame with her Selfie Maine Le Li Yaar will be eliminated from the show in Weekend Ka Vaar . Read More »