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US to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

USA president-elect Donald Trump strongly campaigned on banning Muslim migration and putting up a wall to keep Mexicans out. The timeline of the process is unknown. Repeatedly asked how many will be sent under the arrangement, the prime minister said no number had been set but it will be a substantial amount. While Dutton suggested the agreement may not cover all on Manus and Nauru , and explicitly excluded those in PNG who have already left the transit centre, the UNHCR is likely to have ... Read More »

New trailer reveals more scenes from live-action "Beauty and the Beast"


That changed Monday with the premiere of the first full-length trailer. Disney has described the film as a "re-telling" of the 1991 animated classic, tailored for a "contemporary audience". Does it make you feel nostalgic? Blink and you might miss Josh Gad as Gaston's diminutive sidekick LeFou. The trailer for the film, which features Emma Watson as Belle , beat the record previously held by Fifty Shades Darker, which was watched 114 million times in its first 24 hours online. Read More »

Homeless have VIP seats for pope's Mass in St. Peter's

Earlier this year, the pope provoked an angry response from Trump when he questioned his stance on immigration and his pledge to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico to stop migrants. It is " money that creates [inequality] and that goes against those measures that try to make wealth more widespread and thus promote equality ", the pontiff said. Read More »

Assange questioning in London ends after two days


When the minute is written, the prosecutors will determine a stance about continuation of the investigation. But Elisabeth Fritz, the lawyer for Assange's alleged victim, said: "My client has been waiting six years for justice..." Prosecutors are focusing on an allegation of possible rape dating back to an incident in Sweden in 2010. Read More »

Bernie Sanders talks fixing Democratic Party on 'The Late Show'


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) returned to "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert almost a week after the election to give his insights on what a Trump presidency holds for America. We're going to stand together and fight for a government and an economy that works for all of us. "We have all of the things he has said and we are going to say to Mr. Read More »

Nigeria will miss Dasuki's wisdom - Gov. Sani Bello


Governor of the state, Aminu Waziri, while commiserating with the family of the deceased eulogised the late Dasuki over his role in establishing the three tiers of government in Nigeria. Speaking after the burial at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Dambazau said he conferred with the DSS DG, Lawal Daura, on the need to allow Dasuki to visit his grieving family. Read More »

Modi's demonitisation drive politically motivated, says Rahul Gandhi


He will reach the Court in neighbouring Thane district in the morning at 10:30 and then leave for Delhi immediately after the court proceedings since Parliament's winter session starts on Wednew, said state Congress sources. "He needs to manage the present repercussions or the people are going to be hurt more than ever", Rahul said. He pointed out how on social media networks, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were seen holding wads of cash in their hands. Read More »

Deposed Sultan of Sokoto dies while son detained for graft


Dasuki is now in a detention facility owned by the Department of State Services (DSS) over an allegation of corruption. "I pray that Allah grant him Aljannah Firdaus and courage for his immediate family to bear the irreparable loss". "He will be buried on Tuesday after Salat Dhuhr [noon prayer] at Hubare Shehu [Sheikh's mausoleum], a place where the founders of the Sokoto caliphate are interned", said Faruk Ladan, a spokesman for the sultanate. Read More »

Malaysia to focus on RCEP amid TPP uncertainty, says minister


Besides the RCEP , which was first mooted in 2011, China is also leading another trade deal known as the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP). Were this to happen, South Korea would lose US$30 billion over the next five years, estimated the Korea Economic Research Institute in a recent study. Read More »

Japan, South Korea ink controversial intel deal

The two countries are aiming to sign the GSOMIA as early as this year. The United States has welcomed South Korea's latest tentative signing of an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan . South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun, speaking to reporters yesterday, said: "The agreement is being sought based on the judgment that ( South Korea ) needs to share intelligence with Japan to more effectively respond to ever-growing North Korean nuclear and missile threats". Read More »

Pro-Russia candidates win presidential elections in Bulgaria, Moldova

CHISINAU The pro-Russian victor of Moldova's presidential election said on Monday he would push for early parliamentary elections next year to force out a government that favors closer ties with the European Union. "I can say with confidence that we won in the presidential election". Moldova has been wracked by corruption and unrest since 2014 when 1 billion euros ($1.09 billion) vanished from three banks in suspected embezzlement. Read More »

Former US Attorney General Janet Reno dies


Two of the most notable controversies during Reno's tenure as attorney general included a deadly federal raid in 1993 on the compound of a religious cult in Waco, Texas and the government's seizing of Elian Gonzalez in 2000. And in her days as a prosecutor, Reno focused her energy on creating programs to help reform drug dealers and combat domestic violence, as well as cracking down on parents who haven't paid child support, according to the Associated Press . Read More »

BJP supplying govt with feedback on demonetisation move


The Winter Session of Parliament starts from November 16. What did, however, become clear that the Opposition parties - Congress, JD (U), Trinamool Congress, CPM, CPI, RJD, JMM and the YSR Congress, which are likely to be joined by BSP, DMK and possibly SP for another meeting Tuesday - will not let Parliament function and try to put the BJP-led government on the mat over the demonetisation issue. Read More »

David De Gea's release clause reportedly named by Spanish media


Benzema arrived in Madrid from Lyon seven-and-a-half years ago and is contracted to the Spanish titans until the summer of 2019, scoring 167 goals in 330 appearances for Los Blancos , per Transfermarkt . Ramos is playing no part in Spain's two global fixtures, which include a friendly with England on Tuesday, as he continues to recover from a knee injury picked up in La Roja's World Cup qualifier in Albania last month. Read More »

Russian jet reported crashed near Syrian shores

The pilot of the MiG-29 jet is said to have ejected, The Guardian reported. Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov in transit to the Mediterranean Sea on October 18, 2016. The flotilla has sparked concern from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation that it would be used to take part in air strikes on Syria . While the MiG-29s are considered to be technically capable aircraft, Russian naval aviation has suffered in the realms of personnel, he said. Read More »

Police arrest 71 people during anti-Trump protest in Portland


According to local media reports, he was shot several times after arguing with a man who was driving a vehicle. That movement started organically, later developed as the Tea Party movement and eventually resulted in the election of Trump, said Sharpton, whose National Action Network plans to launch a new organizing effort at its NY headquarters on Saturday. Read More »

Georgia father found guilty of murder after toddler left in hot car


The murder allegations were the most serious of the eight charges against Harris, who also stood trial on charges including child cruelty and sex crimes related to explicit texts that he sent to a teenage girl. Justin Ross Harris defense attorney Maddox Kilgore, right, . Kilgore has already said they will appeal several aspects of the case. He said Harris only talked about how much he misses his son. Read More »

S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president


It has been found that the prosecution summoned the heads of some South Korean conglomerates with regard to their individual meetings with President Park Geun-hye in July a year ago. Responding to the request, the presidential office said it will need some time, at least until Tuesday, to review some of the details like rearranging the presidents' schedule and appointing a lawyer. Read More »

Nigel Farage, leader of Brexit movement, and Donald Trump meeting "very productive"

In the days after Trump's election victory, Farage reportedly told a British radio station he was " absolutely happy " at the result, urging the former USA reality television star to wind back Barack Obama's "loathsome" policies. "Relations between the two teams are working well". The British government has congratulated Trump on his victory and eschewed joining continental European politicians in a crisis meeting about the election result at the weekend. Read More »

Elbowing each other all the way, Trump, Clinton near finish


It's unclear how numerous remaining voters will absorb news of Comey's latest announcement, which came less than 48 hours before polls open for traditional, in-person voting. Indian American Democrats and Republicans intensified their campaigns over the weekend appealing to the community to vote for their party leaders. Without victories in Florida and Nevada, Trump's path to 270 electoral votes would be exceedingly narrow. Read More »

Pakistan shrine bomb blast kills scores

The blast occurred at the busy Shah Noorani shrine, located in Baluchistan province, about 100km (62 miles) north of the port city of Karachi . "We realised that it was a bomb blast". Around 20 ambulances and 50 soldiers were deployed to the site to carry on the rescue operation as soon as the blast took place, following which 45 ambulances and 100 troops were dispatched. Read More »

England keep their heads to down Scotland 3-0


While the visitors played a high pressing game up in the faces of the England defence, then dropped in to allow the central midfield pairing to ponder what to do up against nine pink shirts when the ball reached the engine room, Strachan's side set themselves up well for counters involving James Forrest and Rob Snodgrass in wide positions. Read More »

Trump Says He's Willing to Keep Parts of Obamacare


Meanwhile, critics' biggest issue with the Electoral College is that it undermines the idea of each individual's vote figuring directly into who becomes president . But of the tenth of voters who saw immigration as key, 70 percent chose Trump . However, if enough members do the same it will be declared that there is no victor of the Electoral College. Read More »

Trump pledges restraint with Twitter from White House

We're getting them out of our country or we're going to incarcerate. Trump and his children both said they're not sweating any negative impact on their family's businesses resulting from a long and contentious campaign - or from backlash to the President-elect. Read More »

Russian Diplomat: We Had 'Contacts' with Trump Campaign During Election

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, speaking in NY, said he saw incredible similarities between the two men's foreign policy ideas, and this meant there was a solid basis to start a meaningful dialogue between Moscow and Washington. "We feel no euphoria", Rybakov was quoted as saying in an interview in Moscow . "And our experts, our specialists on the US, on worldwide affairs ..." New laws and repressive practices by the authorities have increasingly isolated the country, which is already ... Read More »

Thiem tests defensive Djokovic in World Tour Finals opener

Djokovic and Thiem were closely matched in the opening set, but the defending champion upped his game in the second and third sets and ran out a comfortable victor. The Serb reeled off six straight games to send it to a third set, and then broke Thiem twice more to close it out. She said: "I'm just shocked at what he just did". Read More »

Won't take even a dollar as salary : Donald Trump


US President-elect, Donald Trump has said he would forfeit the $400,000 annual salary meant for the President of the United States of America. A focal point for NY protests is Trump Tower, where the real estate tycoon-turned-world-leader has been ensconced in his luxury apartment, mapping out his next steps. Read More »

Syrian troops reverse rebel advance west of Aleppo


On Saturday, Syrian forces regained control of areas in and around Aleppo, which were seized by foreign-sponsored terrorists over the past two weeks. "The epic battle for Aleppo has failed", said the Observatory's chief Rami Abdurrahman, using the term that the insurgents had assigned to the offensive. Read More »