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Turnbull Expected To Reject New Zealand's Lifeline To 150 Manus Refugees


In her first overseas trip since becoming leader, Ardern reiterated New Zealand's offer from 2013 to take 150 asylum seekers and refugees from Australian offshore detention centres. Opposition leader Bill Shorten has urged Turnbull to take up the deal, saying that it would not put "people smugglers back in business". The PNG Supreme Court ruled the detention of asylum seekers was illegal and the PNG Government says it is Australia's responsibility to deal with those who do not want to ... Read More »

Allison Janney, Kate Winslet kiss on stage


The two stars moved fans with their respective performances in films. The Titanic star, 42, was picking up the Hollywood actress award for her role in Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel at the event when she wangled a way to do more than just walk and talk with the West Wing star. Read More »

Three militants, army man killed in Pulwama gunfight; Encounter over

Soon a fire fight broke out between the militants holed up inside a private house and the security forces, the official said. As the searches were intensified, the militants present in the area fired volley of bullets towards the forces triggering an encounter, " said a senior police official. Read More »

Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Fired From Government Contract Job


When asked about her reasons for flipping off the president, Briskman told the Huffington Post , "He was passing by and my blood just started to bio". "I'd do it again", Briskman concluded. "I am horrified", she said. He said that he had been struck by the "tenacity" of Ms Briskman after she made the gesture several times and made attempts to catch up with the motorcade. Read More »

Ground Invasion Only Way to Secure N.Korean Nukes, Says Pentagon


McMaster, said at a briefing on the eve of Trump's five-nation tour of Asia, which starts Friday. "Amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, the letter notes the difficulty of establishing the "'best- or worst-case casualty scenarios'" should war break out with North Korea , given the proximity of South Korean capital Seoul to the de-militarised zone and uncertainty over how much warning the US would have of a North Korean attack. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Waleed bin Talal


Analysts suggested the corruption probe, which targeted key members of the royal family, was a show of force by the crown prince, aimed at removing any potential opposition as he pushes an ambitious and controversial reform agenda. Those detained included a number of government officials including Prince Turki bin Abdullah, former governor of Riyadh province, Khalid Al Tuwaijri, former chief of the Royal Court and Ibrahim Al Assaf, former finance minister, according list published by Reuters. Read More »

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Concealed Investment Ties to Putin Associates

The leaked documents also reveal how the Kremlin made substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a magnate who is now a business associate of President Donald Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner. While being confirmed for the position of commerce secretary, Ross provided the ethics official of the Commerce Department a list containing entities and interests he planned to get rid of and another list naming those he planned to keep. Read More »

Rockford Police Officer Among 2 Dead After Traffic Stop

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea says that shortly after 1am, an officer identified as 30-year-old Jaimie Cox made a traffic stop in the area of State Street and Dawn Avenue, when he made a brief call indicating he was in distress. Rockford Police say they are holding another media briefing at at noon at the police administration headquarters, 557 South New Towne Drive. Cox was rushed to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, O'Shea said, where he was pronounced dead. Read More »

Trump says he plans to meet Putin during Asia tour


Trump and Abe also exchanged glowing tweets about their golf. Women have traditionally played a key role in Japan as pearl divers, known as "ama" or ocean woman. He was taken by boat out to the USS Arizona Memorial, where lies the World War Two ship that was sunk by the Japanese during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Read More »

ISIS strongholds in Syria fall to government forces


The two towns lie in the area near the border with Syria. The province was once largely held by IS, though parts of Deir Ezzor city stayed under government control throughout the jihadist group's reign. Iraqi forces on Friday entered Al-Qaim, the main town in ISIS's last bastion in the country, military commanders said. The UK-based watchdog group said the explosion rocked the Tujar, or Merchants, Street between the Conoco gas field and the Jafra energy plants in the eastern province of ... Read More »

Jags RB Leonard Fournette benched for Sunday's game


Green were both ejected in the final seconds of the first half. Green is a UGA alum. They also could have made it worse if they hadn't settled for Josh Lambo field goals of 32, 56 and 25 yards. Fournette has run for 596 yards and six touchdowns on 130 carries in six games. Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack was the first to reach the players and tried to pull Green off Ramsey. Read More »

Prime Minister to address BJP rally in Una shortly


Reacting to Modi's "termite" comment, he said had that been the case, the country would have collapsed by now, instead of progressing the way it had done in the past 70 years. We want to know whose "panja" was it that stole the remaining 85 paise, says PM Modi. PM Modi went on to hit out at the Congress-led UPA government for abusing subsidy of Rs 57,000 crore meant for the poor. Read More »

Multiple people shot at baptist church in Texas, suspect reported dead


Federal law enforcement swarmed the small community 30 miles southeast of San Antonio after the attack to offer assistance, including ATF investigators and members of the FBI's evidence collection team. At least 27 people were killed in the shooting, according to local reports. Police have told local media the gunman is dead and there no longer an active shooter at large. Read More »

'Multiple Parties Down' After Shooting at Colorado Walmart, Police Say


It was unclear whether anyone was in custody, but police said it was not an active shooter situation. Active crime sceneWe will update as info becomes available'. Guadalupe Perez was inside the store with her young son when she heard what she thought was a balloon popping. "I was scared", Stephens said. Jay Quawrn Thompson, an 18-year-old Walmart employee, was working the back of the store when he hear the shots. Read More »

Mueller Reportedly Has Enough Evidence to Arrest Michael Flynn-and His Son

Special Counsel Robert Muller is looking into Flynn's lobbying work, including whether or not he lied to federal agents about his foreign contacts or laundered money, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Earlier this week, Professor Jacobson noted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is focused on process crimes and other things unrelated to the objective of the Trump campaign-Russia collusion investigation. Read More »

Sears stores closing at NWA Mall, Central Mall


The new list of closings follows news from mid-October that the St. Clair Shores Kmart store in MI would close . Associates will receive a severance page and be able to apply for positions at other Kmart and Sears stores if eligible. They included the Kmart in Spotsylvania Crossing shopping center, which is now an At Home store. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal said Sears has gone from providing 20 percent of Whirlpool's revenue to just 3 percent of sales. Read More »

Chennai rains: Schools, colleges shut as life comes to standstill


Chennai has been witnessing isolated rains for the past few days. The department asserted that widespread rainfall is also expected over coastal region in the coming 24 hours. Residents in localities like West Mambalam, Santhome, Mylapore, Vysarpadi and more complained of clogged sewers. However, the water levels receded on Friday morning in parts of Chennai . Read More »

Both Bush presidents worry Trump is blowing up the GOP

And if you talk to those around him, they have confidence in his leadership. During Trump's campaign, Bush said he felt Trump had "a certain ego" and felt he'd need to have "humility" in order to unite the country. In " The Last Republicans ", Mark K. Updegrove chronicles an era that feels nearly dated in today's reality-show politics, when the Republican establishment controlled the party and Washington, and when a single family could occupy the presidency and vice presidency for a ... Read More »

Pakistan pays condolences over Dina Wadia's death


Dina is survived by her son Nusli Wadia, daughter Diana N Wadia, and great-grandsons Ness and Jeh Wadia. Dina Wadia, born August 15, 1919, was the only child of Quaid-e-Azam. Needlessly to say, she slammed the door on him and didn't allow Zia to raise himself above Jinnah as a Sharia-observant leader. She and Neville lived in Mumbai and had two children before the couple divorced. Read More »

Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger


Social media were flooded with messages deriding him for choosing to resign from overseas and on a foreign channel. "Hariri's resignation was coordinated with US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman", Iranian Foreign Ministry official Hossein Sheikholeslam told the semiofficial Fars News Agency. Read More »

Balfour Declaration: May hosts Israeli PM for centenary


Palestinians feel it signalled their " nakba ", or catastrophe, the mass displacement that resulted from the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marks the anniversary in London on Thursday at a dinner attended by Prime Minister Theresa May. May will also warn about a "pernicious form of anti-Semitism which uses criticism of the actions of the Israeli government as a despicable justification for questioning the very right of Israel to ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions' meeting with George Papadopoulos draws fresh scrutiny


Mueller's investigators on Monday arrested Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign manager, and former business associate Richard Gates, on a 12-count indictment charging them with conspiracy and money laundering. He said one person was a "senior person", but he would not reveal the person's identity. He also testified that he was "not aware" of anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicating with the Russians. Read More »

NZ include Phillips and bat; Siraj debuts for India


From the New Zealand's perspective, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson will need to step up to the occasion, since a defeat in the 2 T20I will mean the Kiwis will return home without a trophy alongside their name. "This is a belter". It happens to a lot of batsmen, sometimes you are in good form, but you don't get enough balls. "The way I bat is the same every time, whether I'm chasing 200 or 120 -- get out there, stay still and try and hit the ball for four or six or if it is not there, ... Read More »

Rand Paul assaulted in Bowling Green


Paul, a second-term senator, suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at his Warren County, Ky., home Friday afternoon. Republican Senator Rand Paul was the victim of a physical assault in his Kentucky home on Saturday, suffering minor injuries. Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missle over Riyadh


The Houthi rebels have seized control of Yemen's capital Sanaa, which has forced the government into exile. Saudi Arabia's Civil Aviation Authority said the missile did not cause any damage to King Khalid International Airport and flights were not disrupted. Read More »

Easier to do business in India than ever before: Modi


She said only 10% of the food produced in India was processed and the aim was to increase it three-fold to 30%. Representatives from 28 states, 18 ministerial and business delegations, almost 50 global CEOs along with CEOs of all leading domestic food processing companies will also participate at the event. Read More »