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After 17 years, India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 title

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They looked excited watching Manushi grabbing top five spots. Born to doctor parents, she studied at St Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. I know it's going to be a journey that I will never forget. Miss Mexico was the first runner up while Miss England was declared the second runner up. Read More »

Ellen DeGeneres: 'Donald Trump is encouraging Americans to kill elephants'

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Donald Trump announced on Friday he is putting his decision to drop restrictions on hunters importing trophies from elephants hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia on hold for the time being. African elephants' population shrank by 30% from 2007 to 2014 , in large part because of poaching. The African bush elephant is now listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, but a provision of the law allows for the import of trophies if it can be proved that hunting the animals contributes ... Read More »

DOD: Sex assaults reported to NC military bases jump

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The Pentagon for the first time on November 17 made public the number of sexual assault reports taken at each of its installations from 2013 through 2016. Department of Defense data shows that 10 years ago, only one in 14 service members reported the crime. The Department of Defense uses the term "sexual assault" when referring to penetrating crimes, sexual contact crimes and attempted sexual assault. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments (Second Lead)

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Now, all eyes will be on other rating agencies - S&P and Fitch Ratings - will follow Moody's lead. "Moody's remains bullish on reforms done by the government and is confident of India's growth potential", said BJP president Amit Shah. The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years. The reforms will complement the existing shock-absorbance capacity provided by India's strong growth potential and improving global competitiveness, Moody's said. Read More »

Crews battle 5-alarm apartment fire in Manhattan

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It's unclear how many people were inside the building when the blaze started. The Red Cross has been working with the displaced residents. Buildings surrounding the flame engulfed address were also evacuated as concern mounted that the 100-year-old structure could still collapse after being engulfed in flames and water pounded at the interior of the building. Read More »

Waddesdon plane crash - Air traffic control 'was CLOSED due to staff shortages'

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Four people have died in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a two-seater aircraft, crash scene investigators have said. Police at the scene of a mid-air crash near Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire. Analysts from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which investigates air accidents in the United Kingdom, are en route to the crash site. "The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed and their staff have been on the scene", Superintendent Rebecca Mears, from Thames Valley ... Read More »

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife In Church… While Discussing Church Shootings

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A discussion about guns in church went off the rails this week when an elderly man accidentally shot himself and his wife. The man removed the magazine and cleared the chamber to show the pistol to the others. They were both transported to the hospital to treat their injuries, but they did not seem to put their lives in danger. Police placed local schools on lockdown temporarily, amid fears it may have been an active shooter situation. Read More »

Navy Admits Its Pilots Created Obscene Skydrawing Over Washington State

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One woman reportedly complained that she might have to explain the celestial penis drawing to her young children. "It was pretty amusing to see that". The Federal Aviation Administration says it doesn't plan to take any action because the act did not pose a safety risk and the agency can not police morality. Read More »

Candidate for OH governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

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Franken's (D., Minn.) sexual misconduct scandal. He goes on to plead that America return to discussing issues that he sees as more important, such as legalizing marijuana and the opioid crisis. In his original announcement, the Supreme Court justice almost identified the very women he was referring to, and one wrong word suggested that he had actually slept with a US senator! Justice Bill O'Neill wrote the post Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Dayton Daily News report. Read More »

Backed diplomacy needed to deal with North Korea: US Pacific Commander

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If the objects are indeed pieces of a pressure hull, they are bigger than what is used for North Korea's current ROMEO-class attack submarines. Mattis did not give any reasons for why North Korea hadn't recently undertaken tests, but said the Pentagon was closely watching the country, Reuters reported. Read More »

Al-Qaida Gazwatul Hind outfit militant killed in Kashmir

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The police said the gun battle took place in the afternoon when SOG personnel intercepted a vehicle near Zakura. Also, unconfirmed reports suggest that a militant has been arrested by the forces. The militants in the auto opened heavy fire in which two cops, including sub-inspector Imran Ahmad Tak, were injured. Search operation in Kulgam woods was going on. Read More »

Palestinian shot, injured south of Bethlehem following alleged attack

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Today, following the auto ramming attack in Gush Etzion, IDF forces encircled the 17-year-old terrorist's home village of Halhul. The seriously wounded Israeli - 35-year-old Evven Ezer Holhering, a married father of six from Kiryat Arba - was transported to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem with a head injury. Read More »

Cambodia's Supreme Court Dissolves Opposition Party

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However, that meeting took place in Manila on the sidelines of the just-concluded ASEAN summits, where Hun Sen and U.S. President Donald Trump posed together. She and her sister also fled, fearing arrest after the government accused them of conspiring with the Central Intelligence Agency. The lawyers screened videos of Sokha that documented him admitting to having received assistance from the USA in planning his political career and also played audio recordings from Radio Free Asia that they ... Read More »

The Pope Has A Lamborghini Now

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The Pope Lambo and the Pope Mobile. The white-painted, special edition Lamborghini Huracan , which sells for around 180,000 euros, perfectly matched the pope's white cassock as he blessed it outside the Casa Santa Marta, the guesthouse within the Vatican where he lives. Read More »

Seven more commuters seek treatment after Joo Koon train collision

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It is not the only fault made by Singapore's MRT system on Wednesday morning that caused train delays and commuter frustration. "At 8.19am, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train". As a result, it was present at the Joo Koon station. As a precautionary measure, trains would go through an additional layer of control measures and manual checks before they were deployed, it said. Read More »

For how long will we say PoK is ours? Farooq Abdullah

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There is no doubt that PoK is part of India and it is only due to the mistakes of the previous governments that it is still with Pakistan. "Today, India claim it is our part". While addressing the protestors, Kohli said that the statement of Farooq Abdullah indicates that "his political career in J&K and India is nearin an end". Read More »

Modi still popular among masses, finds Pew survey

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Incidentally, Kerala was not part of the survey which was conducted between February 21 and March 10, 2017. "The findings of Pew Global research are very significant". "BJP supporters and those who live in urban areas are significantly more likely than Congress party backers and those in rural regions to support rule by a strong leader, by the military and by experts", it further says. Read More »

South Korean says USA must not strike North Korea without Seoul's consent

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Song Tao, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's worldwide department, will travel to Pyongyang on Friday to report on the party's national congress held last month, the official Xinhua News Agency said . "China (may have) chose to postpone the visit to North Korea until the conclusion of the meeting so China knew better about what to say to North Korea regarding the nuclear program", Zhao said. Read More »

Iranian Olympic athlete to sell gold medal for quake relief

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About 440 people were killed and about 7,000 injured when the quake hit near the Iran-Iraq border on Sunday. The supplies, enough to provide surgical care for up to 4000 trauma patients, were transported from WHO's emergency logistical centre in Dubai to Kermanshah province in western Islamic Republic of Iran on 16 November at 10.30am local time. Read More »

Bernardi Wants Investigation Into Pyne's Twitter Account After Porn Video 'Like'

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Mr Pyne said hackers also tried to hack his Facebook page on Wednesday and that he was a target of a "campaign". "Maybe they are making mischief over the plebiscite?" the Minister tweeted. 'Need full investigation and report in case is foreign agent trying to influence elections'. During discussions with senior party figures last night Labor leader Bill Shorten chose not to back Senator Bernardi. Read More »

Couple at odds with Texas sheriff over anti-Trump sticker

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The Facebook post has since been deleted after receiving nearly 20,000 comments and more than 10,000 shares, but no license plate number was visible in the photo. "I haven't seen anyone bat an eyelash at those, but you care about this?" "It's not to cause hate or animosity", the 46-year-old Fonseca told the Houston Chronicle . Read More »

Judge declares mistrial in Menendez trial

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The trial is in its 11th week. Menendez, who has been under indictment for 2½ years, has raised more than $2.5 million this year. Both men have denied the allegations. The government also said Menendez helped get visas for three of Melgen's girlfriends. The senator was also charged with making false statements in failing to report gifts from Melgen on his financial disclosure form. Read More »

France says Saudi coalition must boost aid efforts to Yemen

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The United Nations has listed Yemen as the world's number one humanitarian crisis, with 17 million people in need of food, seven million of whom are at risk of starvation. He said United Nations humanitarian officials are warning that "seven million people are already on the brink of starvation, and the blockade will only bring them closer to it". Read More »

'Gossip Girl' Star Pummeled With Assault Allegations

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She had received a text message from her ex-boyfriend, Australian film producer Kaine Harling , asking to hang out at a hotel in Hollywood. Even though Eck "pushed off" Westwick, she claims "it got worse and he got more handsy" as the night progressed. Read More »

Drake Checks Creep Groping Women, Threatens To Hand Out The Fade

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Captured on Instagram, Drake can be heard shouting, "If you don't stop touching girls I'm gonna come out there and f**k you up ". Drake is in Australia as part of his Boy Meets World Tour, having already visited New Zealand. "Violence against women, 6 God says no". The video has surfaced online and spread after more than a month in which sexual assault and harassment stories have been a regular occurrence in headlines. Read More »