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Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok girls to Nigerian government

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Reacting to the new development, the BBOG group in a statement signed by its leader, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili and the co-convener, Aisha Yesufu, said , "We welcome reports from the Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, of the negotiated release of 21 of our abducted #ChibokGirls today". Read More »

Suit seeks #Georgia voter deadline extension due to #hurricane

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, who is an Obama appointee, initially ordered a 24-hour extension of voter registration deadlines and on Wednesday followed up with a one-week reprieve that allows voters to register until next Tuesday. Walker's ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by the Florida Democratic Party on Sunday over Governor Rick Scott's refusal to extend the deadline for those affected by the storm. Read More »

Russia Puts Alternative Draft Resolution on Syria Up for Vote at UNSC

Shortly after the Russian veto, the Security Council rejected the rival draft presented by Moscow - which called for a ceasefire but did not mention a halt in the air strikes. "Russia's actions in recent weeks have exposed just how hollow Russia's commitment to the peaceful process is". The indiscrimiunate bombing of civilians in Aleppo is sickening and barbaric. Read More »

Pakistan journalist says gov't bars him from leaving country

Analyst and author of Military Inc, Ayesha Siddiqa, told CNN that Almeida's placement on the Exit Control List is "against the norms of democracy". But "the Indians seemed to take him more seriously than the Pakistanis", he said. "I enjoy politics, political history, trying to make sense of where the country is headed, etc. and I like writing, so it eventually became a no-brainer", he added. Read More »

UK's May offers MPs Brexit scrutiny

Article 50 is the formal method of triggering Britain's exit from the European Union, which May has said she'll invoke by the end of March. When asked if he thought there were too many people coming to the United Kingdom from Europe, he said: "We tend to forget there has been a huge number of people coming in recent years and it's a huge concern to people". Read More »

Donald Trump: Did NBC Execs Try to Bury Billy Bush Tape?

It seems that Bush egging Trump on was too much for everyone on the show, and they want Bush out. The Today host's days are numbered at the USA broadcasting network and a source revealed to Fox News that "it's just a matter of time" before NBC severe ties with him. Read More »

Leaks show Clinton inner circle grappling with email issue

WikiLeaks released 2,000 documents from Podesta's email account on Monday, just three days after the USA government formally accused the Russian government of hacking into political networks to influence the 2016 election. Another contradiction of the campaign's current platform emerges around Social Security, which the former Secretary of State has promised to expand, despite comments made during a speech delivered to bankers at Morgan Stanley in 2013 in which she praised the ... Read More »

Syrians who tied up bomb suspect hailed as heroes

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A police spokesman said three refugees had recognised Bakr from wanted posters, and two had bound and held him at the flat while the third brought a mobile phone photo to a local police station. Albakr told them he was a fellow refugee and was looking for a job in the city but by Sunday evening they didn't believe him. "He offered us 1,000 euros ($1,115) and $200 if we let him go". Read More »

Hollande calls for "frank, firm" talk with Russian Federation over Syrian war

While Paris has said it is vital to keep dialogue going with Moscow and not sever relations, events in Syria have damaged their ties as the two countries support opposite sides in the conflict. There had been a cessation of heavy bombing to allow civilians to leave the besieged city, according to the Syrian regime. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry described the situation in Aleppo as "truly a hell on earth" with civilians "trapped" and "desperately in need of food, clean water and ... Read More »

Nick Kyrgios booed in Shanghai; Rafael Nadal loses

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After an injury-plagued season, Nadal revealed his goal was to finish the campaign in the best possible way. Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will team up with Japan's Kei Nishikori in a Fast4 exhibition in Sydney in January against Australia's Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic, organisers said Wednesday. Read More »

China moots BRICS free trade area ahead of Goa summit

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Ahead of Xi's arrival, an important Chinese delegation led by its commerce minister is expected to arrive in Dhaka tomorrow to finalise the deals to be signed after the official talks on Friday. "First of all, BRICS should send a positive signal that we are united and cooperative". She said Bangladesh adheres to the "one-China" policy and supports China on issues related to its core national interests and efforts to safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to ... Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan tells Iraqi leader to 'know his place'

Turkey has had forces deployed in northern Iraq since the 1990s in areas that are part of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, which also now controls the area near Mosul where the Turkish troops are deployed. However, the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad is keen that its forces be in the forefront of the offensive on the city, the largest under Islamic State control. Read More »

Turkey's president tells Iraqi leader to 'know his place'

Addressing the Iraqi prime minister, Erdogan said: "Know your place!" Erdogan on Tuesday also said Turkish troops would not withdraw from a base near Mosul, saying the Turkish army would not take orders from Baghdad. "We will approach the operation in Iraq , the operation that will be in Mosul soon, with the same attitude", Erdogan told a meeting of Islamic leaders in Istanbul in televised comments. Read More »

FBI asked to assist Connecticut plane crash investigation

The FAA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were on the scene Tuesday night and investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive by Wednesday morning. Josh Litwin. He said he did not know if the survivor was the instructor or the student. Investigators are now trying to figure out the cause of the crash. Read More »

Missiles fired from rebel-held Yemen land near US destroyer

The failed missile attack on the USS Mason began around 7 pm local time, when the ship detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period in the Red Sea off Yemen's coast, the United States military said. Also on Monday, the Riyadh-led coalition accused the rebels of firing a ballistic missile towards the southwestern Saudi city of Taif, hundreds of kilometres (miles) from the Yemeni border. Read More »

South Sudan undermines deal to send more peacekeepers

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UNITED NATIONS Russia said on Tuesday that an arms embargo should not be placed on South Sudan despite U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon reporting that the government has done little to allow more peacekeepers to be deployed and to improve access for U.N. Read More »

Singapore closes, fines bank for Malaysian 1MDB Fund links

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore said in a statement that the Swiss private bank showed "serious failures in anti-money laundering controls and improper conduct by senior management" in Switzerland and Singapore. In Zurich, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) ordered Falcon to turn over 2.5 million Swiss francs ($2.56 million) in what the watchdog said were illegal profits. Read More »

Marco Rubio Still Backs Trump

In a statement released Tuesday, Rubio says: "I ran against Donald Trump ". Democratic hopes of winning the Senate race grew so thin that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last week canceled almost $2 million worth of Florida television advertising meant to help Murphy in favor of aiding other candidates locked in tighter contests. Read More »

Trump wrong on Muslims reporting crime

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After recycling the Khizir Khan controversy, the Democrat nominee claimed "we've had Muslims in America since George Washington". "This is a gift to ISIS and to the violent jihadist terrorists". The comment made #MuslimsReportStuff trend on Twitter . Trump's " Muslim ban" stand was called out by this man who won the Internet with his one tweet! It seems Trump's call for Muslims to "report" on suspicious activity is in fact needless. Read More »

Opposition indulging in appeasement of terrorism: BJP

I am amazed that Ravi Shankar Prasad instead of exposing Propaganda is questioning AK. Another Congress leader Sheila Dikshit has written a letter to Manmohan Singh asking him to aware the public of the details of surgical strikes during his rule. Read More »

Chastened 'Budgie Nine' back in Sydney after F1 stunt

The nine had spent four days locked up in a Malaysian prison facing potential charges of public indecency. "I think they would have learned their lesson more than enough". Gokul Radhakrishnan, lawyer at a private firm in Kuala Lumpur, said the men's actions "should not be taken lightly" and that they should "face the consequences" of their actions. Read More »

Pakistani parliament condemns India's actions in Kashmir

It also stated that the Parliament salutes the unmatched courage and resolve of Kashmiri people in their struggle for independence. Thursday's attempted attack in Kupwara was the second in Indian-administered Kashmir this week after militants killed one soldier while trying to raid a base in Baramulla town on Sunday night. Read More »

Is Melania Trump At The Second Debate? Donald's Wife Shows Her Support

It's like a magnet. Dallas said, Trump should make clear that he understands how "ugly, despicable and horrible" his words were, and tell viewers that he's changed. Trump has brought up the affairs of Bill Clinton and has (along with many) criticized his wife, presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, for standing by his side through it all. Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations bid to end bombing of Aleppo

During the UNSC session, Churkin "regretted" that New Zealand's push for a document combining Russian and French proposals has not been given any consideration in the Council. Speaking directly to Russian Federation representative Vitaly Churkin, Mr Rycroft said: "Your veto today, Mr President, has only confirmed what we have known for so long". Read More »

Kejriwal should not play politics in matters of national security: BJP

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence which was to meet on Thursday for a briefing by representatives from the Ministry of Defence on "Surgical Strikes across the Line of Control" has been deferred. "Politics has its own place". It was not the defence minister nor the Prime Minister and not the home minister. Today, Pakistan stands completely isolated diplomatically, strategically and also in terms of global relations. Read More »