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Pakistan opens probe into deadly plane crash that killed 47

A commercial flight with 48 people aboard crashed in the mountainous area of the country, leaving no survivors. State Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that the bodies are being sent to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad for DNA testing before handing them over to the families. Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Rogue Electors

Clinton, who not only had a money advantage over Trump but a staffing edge, spent more than $4 million on a almost 900-strong payroll. Not officially until December 19, although it's highly unlikely that Donald Trump will lose the Electoral College then. Read More »

8 magnitude 'quake strikes off Northern California coast - USGS

The estimated damage caused was estimated to be anywhere between the range of $362 million to 1 billion. You are reading news and information on, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. Matthew Eberhardt told the Times. What to expect now? Couple of strong aftershocks following this morning's 6.5 quake west of Eureka. The Humboldt Bay Fire department in Eureka, California, had received no calls related to the quake off the state's coast, said Ashleigh Jordan, ... Read More »

Hong Kong leader Leung won't seek another term, cites family

The chief executive stressed that the central authorities have been very supportive of his work all these years. In recent weeks, speculation has grown over who Beijing will approve to run for the leadership election in March. Pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong , who led the 2014 rallies, said that while some people might celebrate Leung's decision, there were now fears that he would simply be replaced with another hardline leader. Read More »

Germany's Merkel re-elected as conservative party leader


Merkel wants to secure the backing of her conse. Tuesday's vote in Essen, where she was first elected chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union in 2000, offers a test of Merkel's standing with members. Merkel was a driving force behind an agreement between the European Union and Turkey earlier this year to stem the flow of migrants. Popularity for helping migrants waned after several terrorist attacks and an incident where dozens of women said they were groped and robbed by men ... Read More »

British premier tells Gulf she's 'clear-eyed' on Iran threat


Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said he did not have details on the incident but noted the Gulf kingdom's track record on press freedom. She also announced a series of additional security measures including the establishment of a new joint UK-GCC working group on counter-terrorism and border security. Read More »

Gains of demonetisation outweigh its pain, says Modi


He said that the decision has effected the country's economy and people are suffering because of its poor implementation. Asked whether discussions would resume in either House, most Opposition members said it depended on what the government offered. Read More »

New Zealand Premier John Key resigns after 8 years


Key further said that his adult children had faced " an extraordinary level of intrusion and pressure due to their father's job". Meanwhile, New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English said that he was considering running for the leadership the ruling National Party after the surprise of Key . Read More »

Court filing: In Army's eyes, Chelsea Manning still a man


Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence due to state secrets she released to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks during her time as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. "Our organizations may be of differing opinions concerning Ms. Manning's actions;however, we stand united in our support for her clemency petition". Read More »

UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect

Mohamed Abrini travelled to Syria in 2015, where he met Abdelhamid Abaaoud, believed to have been one of the masterminds behind the Paris attacks. A comprehensive compilation of the leadership of the Islamic State (IS) in pictures. A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said: "People who support acts of terror will be prosecuted". Data showed Abrini, Ahmed and Boufassil had also been together in the same area the next day between 3.29pm and 3.34pm. Read More »

Assad presses on in Aleppo, attacks kill civilians


For the mostly Sunni Muslim rebel groups, the fall of Aleppo would deprive them of their last big foothold in a major city. Syrian state news agency SANA on Wednesday said that eight civilians including two children had been killed in rebel rocket fire on the west of the city. Read More »

Pence claims mandate for Trump administration


Trump's DC hotel, a century-old Post Office pavilion that opened this year, has been singled out as one example of a possible ethical quandary for the incoming president, as reports of at least two foreign nations hosting parties at the hotel. Read More »

Italy treasury considers hiking Monte Paschi stake via debt swap


Most importantly, the Italian government would have to finance its huge debt burden at increased borrowing costs as a result of the effects of uncertainty on bond markets, ' he said. Monte dei Paschi, which was founded in 1472, is one of the weakest banks in Europe. There are at least another four banks in the queue and investors are not going to rush to the rescue just yet. Read More »

Syria military gains ground in Aleppo's Old City

Leaders of the U.S., Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and Canada also called for an immediate cease-fire for the city to allow the deliver aid to the remaining besieged opposition districts. Meanwhile, a Russian military adviser working in Aleppo was killed during artillery shelling carried out by rebel forces. Stoltenberg said Wednesday that, "the best way to end that is to support efforts to have a cease-fire as a first step toward a political solution". Read More »

Assange's mother pleads for his release


In his statement Assange said he was "certain" SW was not asleep. Under Swedish law, having sex with a woman who is asleep can be considered rape, so the questions of whether the woman was asleep, and whether she agreed to having sex without a condom, are vital. Read More »

Thailand to investigate BBC over profile of new king - minister

The Thai Ministry of Digital Economy blocked a link to the profile on the BBC's Thai website on Tuesday and it remained blocked on Wednesday. Following its publication in Thai, angry comments were posted on Facebook including physical threats and the location of the BBC's Bangkok office. Read More »

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to stand for presidency

In 2014, Valls was promoted to prime minister with a mandate to rein in a group of unruly ministers that were undermining Hollande's authority. Current polling suggest that Ms Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National, could come in the top two in the first round, but would be likely to lose to the centre-right Mr Fillon in the second. Read More »

Trump Defeated by Judge Who Orders Immediate Recount in MI


The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case. Kent County Clerk, Mary Hollinrake, said this recount is a massive undertaking and knows many people are wondering how this impacts taxpayers. In his interview, Priebus also noted that discussions to find a place for Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke within Trump's administration were ongoing, and that Diane Sykes, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and current federal judge, was on the list of possibilities for a ... Read More »

Russian Federation says two nurses killed in Aleppo hospital bombing

He also complained that it did not take into account an agreement between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to organize a group of experts on Aleppo . Syria's army and allied forces seized a new neighbourhood from rebels in east Aleppo overnight, a monitor said Monday, and now hold around two-thirds of the former rebel bastion. Read More »

Why is Donald Trump discussing climate change with Al Gore?

Gore said it was his "own concern" with the "climate crisis" that prompted his powwow with the Trumps. "It was a honest search for areas of common ground", Gore told reporters after spending about 90 minutes at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the lunch hour Monday. Read More »

North Korea pledges 'tough' response to United Nations sanctions

Samantha Power, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, thanked China for working on the language of the resolution, which she said will go after North Korea's "illicit schemes". Hwang, at one point considered North Korea's second-most powerful official outside the ruling Kim family, is already subject to US Treasury sanctions . Read More »

Election Recount To Take Place In Parts Of Nevada


MI is also the recount state in which Donald Trump has the smallest margin of victory over Hillary Clinton; he won by 10,704 votes in the state. State election officials have suggested the real cost of the recount could be higher - more like $900,000 - but that additional cost would be the responsibility of the counties, not Stein's campaign. Read More »

Annan urges respect for civilians in west Myanmar violence

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak stressed today he will not ignore and remain silent on the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar. Rohingyas have been fleeing Rakhine state in Myanmar since an army crackdown was launched against them following the killing of nine police officers along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border on Oct 9. Read More »

Syrian government, ally Russia warn rebels in city of Aleppo

The Syrian army has now taken over 35 districts that were previously controlled by rebels opposed to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, the ministry was quoted as saying. But rebels said they had mounted a counterattack Monday, and were recovering ground in some areas. "Syria will not leave its citizens in east Aleppo to be held hostage by terrorists, and will exert every effort to liberate them", said the foreign ministry statement. Read More »

Tag Archives: Van der Bellen

The ballot was a rerun of the May 2015 vote, which Van der Bellen won with just 50.35 per cent. If he had won, Mr Hofer would have become the first freely elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War II. Sunday's vote was a runoff that followed on another runoff held in May, in which Hofer scored almost 50 percent of the vote and lost by a slim margin of 31,000 ballots, signaling the potential strength throughout the West of politicians who pushed anti-immigration and ... Read More »

Philippines President Duterte Phones Trump

But for the sake of accuracy, here is the full statement of President Duterte about his phone call with Trump as released by Malacañang. "And from what President Duterte said, it seems that he can get along well with president-elect Donald Trump and again President Donald Trump wished President Duterte well in his campaign against illegal drugs", he added. Read More »

Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader


She said Trump was routinely briefed on worldwide intelligence reports and was not signaling plans to change USA foreign policy. China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts or all of the energy-rich South China Sea, through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually. Read More »