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Moon, Xi say negotiation, not war, to end North Korean crisis

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The incident occurred during a four-day trip to China by Moon, who is seeking to fix ties with China by meeting with its President Xi Jinping. South Korea's President Moon Jae In is visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to smooth over rocky relations stemming from the North Korea crisis . Read More »

Rape, murder of Kerala law student: Convict Ameerul sentenced to death

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The LDF government that came to power on May 25, 2016 reconstituted the investigation team within a week. Referring to various judgements by the Supreme Court and high courts, he had argued there was no eyewitness to the crime and the death penalty can not be awarded merely on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Read More »

Farenthold Is Not Seeking Re-election Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

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Embattled Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) will not run for re-election, according to multiple reports . Farenthold's office did not reply to a request for comment and Reuters has not been able to independently verify the allegations. The congressman has previously denied any wrongdoing in the Greene case and on Wednesday denied some of the accusations the former aide told CNN though Farenthold also said some of the language he used was not appropriate. Read More »

US Vice President postpones Israel visit

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Pence is is thought to have played a key role in the works that led to the Trump declaration in which the US President recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, specifically because of his support base of of pro-Israeli evangelicals. Read More »

UN Secretary General: N. Korea Sanctions Must be Fully Implemented

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Guterres made the comments to reporters after meeting with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo just days after USA secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. "The worst possible thing that could happen is for us all to sleepwalk into a war that might have very dramatic circumstances", he said. China and Russian Federation, however, have welcomed Tillerson'soverture. Read More »

Britain First's Jayda Fransen And Paul Golding Arrested In Belfast

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Paul Golding was detained as he arrived at Belfast Magistrates Court this morning. Jayda Fransen , 31, of Beeches Close, Anerley, London, was in court over two charges relating to behaviour meant to or likely to stir up hatred. Fransen was thrown into the global spotlight when US President Donald Trump shared three videos she had posted on her Twitter feed. Police and prosecutors sought the restriction amid public order concerns. Read More »

Chris Froome protests innocence after asthma drug revelation

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With four Tour wins, he is one of the most successful riders in the race's history. Four-time Tour de France victor Froome, who rides for Team Sky , was recently found to have double the allowed level of the legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine on a test taken on September 7 during the Vuelta a España - one of cycling's three Grand Tours - which the 32-year-old went on to win. Read More »

4 hurt in pipe bomb blast in NY

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Law enforcement officials told the Associated Press Ullah was inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ), but apparently had no direct contact with the terrorist group. As reported by the Washington Post , the bomb designed by Ullah was attached to his body with zip ties and Velcro and was detonated around 7:20 in the morning, while crossing a subway passage from the station to the 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Read More »

Half the world lacks access to essential health services

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Jim Yong Kim. The coverage plan will include diseases and other health care services detailed in the document. It also encouraged all Member States to promote the effective, full and meaningful participation of all - in particular those who are vulnerable or in vulnerable situations - in the design, implementation and monitoring of law, policies and programmes relevant to realizing the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and ... Read More »

Israel Warplanes Strike Gaza Overnight

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One rocket workshop was also said to have been completely destroyed in a strike on Friday evening at the Al Liwaa outpost controlled by the al-Qassam Brigades in northern Gaza . But their final statement declared "East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine" and invited "all countries to recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital". Read More »

Mother Accused Of Injuring Son After 323 Doctor's Visits And 13 Surgeries

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Kaylene Bowen , 34, took her son Christopher on more than 300 hospital visits and also publicly announced he had cancer on Facebook. Mother Kaylene Bowen was arrested last week for felony injury to a child after allegedly falsely claiming her son Christopher had terminal cancer , that he required a lung transplant and had an allergy to milk. Read More »

Centre extends Aadhar linking deadline to March 31

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On November 27, the apex court had said it may consider setting up a constitution bench to hear the pleas challenging the Centre's move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for availing various services and benefits of welfare schemes. "After considering various representations received and inputs received from banks, it has been made a decision to notify 31st March, 2018 , or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the client, whichever is later, as the date of ... Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Newman Denies She Was Fired From The White House

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The circumstances of her departure are also unclear. Leah Wright Rigueur, an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, said African American political appointees often struggle to effectively work within Republican administrations whose policies are often antithetical to the demands of black communities. Read More »

Gujarat Polls: Congress likely to get around 100 seats, says Hardik Patel

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The fact is that the ever since suffering defeat in the 2014 General Election, the Congress has not able to digest the fact that a person from a humble background has become the Prime Minister. The first phase of polling for 89 seats in the 182-seat state assembly was held on December 9 with over 60% voting registered. Over 20 million voters will choose their representatives from among 851 candidates in 93 assembly constituencies spread across 14 districts in the second phase of the state ... Read More »

Snow advisory issued for Berks County

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Winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service from the Great Lakes to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Long Island for Chloe's snowfall. MAP: The darker shaded region shows where the heaviest snow will likely fall on Wednesday , Dec. 13, 2017. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 33 and low of 19 for Thursday , and a high of 37 and low of 22 for Friday . Read More »

Details released on Georgia DB Latavious Brini's arrest on a forgery charge

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A University of Georgia football player was arrested Tuesday night. The arrest report said the bank rejecting the counterfeit bill occurred "some time later" after the July 14 purchase. and used his own debit card for a purchase. Georgia athletic policy calls for an immediate suspension from athletic competition for a felony arrest, pending a review by an athletic department committee. Read More »

Several chances for snow, ice forecast this week, starting Tuesday

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It's expected to remain cold in the north east of Scotland where the temperature could drop to -2 before rising to just above freezing in the afternoon. "Fear not, there is some good news on the horizon", says Met Office forecaster Oli Claydon who predicts a massive increase in temperature through the week. Read More »

Somalia: US Conducts Fresh Drone Attack On Al-Shabaab in Somalia

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Police officer Farah Omar who was at the scene at the time of the blast said the bomber targeted a spot where dozens of soldiers had gathered. Only a few attacks since 9/11 have killed more people. The airstrike, conducted southwest of Mogadishu, was done in coordination with the Somali government and was against "an al-Shabaab vehicle-borne improvised explosive device", according to the command. Read More »

Najib in Istanbul for OIC extraordinary summit

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Heads of 26 Islamic countries are expected to attend the summit to explore ways to deal with the situation prevailing since Trump’s controversial declaration to recognize the Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. He will seek a united stance on the issue of Jerusalem also known as Al-Quds Al-Sharif and call upon the US Administration to review its decision. The Extraordinary Summit is convened at the request of the Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his capacity as the Chair of the ... Read More »

25 people accounted for after plane crash in northern Sask., no fatalities

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The disaster happened at Fond-du-Lac airport in Saskatchewan at around 6.15pm local time. "The rescue effort is the priority right now", said RCMP spokesperson Paul Dederick. Fond du Lac is on the east side of Lake Athabasca, about 1,000 miles north of the USA border and is a Dene First Nations community. Additional resources are on the way from the Royal Canadian Air Force. Read More »

Record number of journalists persecuted in 2017 worldwide

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According to the organization, Guatemalan Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales , who works at the site Prensa Comunitaria , has been jailed since November 11 on charges of incitement to crime, threats and illegal detention for his alleged participation in a protest of fishermen against a mining company in the department of Izabal, in eastern Guatemala, in May. Read More »

Black Lives Matter leader sues Fox News

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A September 28 appearance on " Fox and Friends " has prompted a defamation lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court against FNC and its "Justice With Judge Jeanine" star. Responding to the lawsuit, a Fox News spokeswoman said the network "will defend this case vigorously", and that they consider Pirro's statements an exercise of First Amendment-protected free speech. Read More »

Bermuda Senate Votes to Repeal Marriage Equality

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The Domestic Partnerships Act passed in the House of Assembly late on Friday night, and headed to the 11-member Senate, where the five Government Senators, three Opposition Senators and three Independent Senators cast their votes. "We need to find a way in Bermuda to fully embrace greater rights for all members of the community", Brown said . Supporters of LGBTQ rights said that the bill was "shameful". Read More »

'Happy Holidays' isn't an attack on Christmas

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In a telephone survey of 1,503 US adults conducted November 28-Dec. The survey found 55 percent of adult Americans say they celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, down from 59 percent of Americans in 2013. "One of the most striking changes in recent years involves the share of Americans who say they believe the birth of Jesus occurred as depicted in the Bible", the Pew survey said. Read More »

France's Macron says new African force to 'win victories' against terrorists

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The meeting was attended by delegations from the G5 countries Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad along with 20 other leaders from Europe and Africa, as well as the European Union and other global partners. The task is daunting, not least because the Islamists enjoy a degree of support in areas where people's experience of the state has often been one of inefficacy or outright abuse of power. Read More »

Mirai botnet perpetrators plead guilty

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The attacks had caused at least $5,000 in damages, the district attorney said in Jha's plea agreement . Jha and his co-conspirators also designed the malware to rapidly spread by exploiting previously unknown vulnerabilities in IoT devices. Read More »