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World's oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117

According to the BBC , Morano was born on November 29, 1899 and was believed to be the only person born in the 19th century still alive. "She reached an incredible finish line", said Silvia Marchionini, mayor of the town of Verbania in northern Italy where Morano lived on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Read More »

India an opportunity for Australian educators: Visiting minister

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is on a tour of India, met PM Narendra Modi and went for a ride in the Delhi metro. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wraps up his visit to India on Wednesday with a focus on the true joint passion of the two countries: cricket. Read More »

Trump says US not going to get involved in Syria

In a bright spot for trade critics, the Trump administration this week imposed antidumping tariffs on imports of high-quality steel pipes from South Korea. Bonnie Glaser, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the development "bodes well for cooperation between the US and China". Read More »

Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

In the interview , Trump said he told Xi that the concerned about the trade deficit with China, "but you want to make a great deal?" Urgently, the president addressed public speculation over his intentions in Syria , following his recent military action against the regime of Bashir al-Assad-a missile strike he told the Chinese president about over "the most lovely piece of chocolate cake". Read More »

Trump White House drops policy of identifying visitors

However, that web page has gone dark since Trump took office in January. After almost two years of public, Trump still has not released his tax returns , which all of the men to hold his position since Richard Nixon have done. But after being sued, it voluntarily began disclosing the logs in December 2009, posting records every three to four months. However, visitor logs for White House agencies, such as the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani calls Assad to stress backing for Syrian state

The escalation over Syria began Thursday after the USA fired missiles at a government air base citing a suspected chemical weapons attack on a Syrian rebel-held town. The missile strike also showed the Trump administration's willingness to break from Vladimir Putin. "I think we ought to ask them that question". Tillerson meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, just days after the United States fired cruise missiles at a Syrian air base in retaliation for the chemical ... Read More »

Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack


Both Washington and Moscow, Tillerson said , want a "unified and stable" Syria , so the country does not become a "safe haven" for terrorists. Speaking alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump offered support for the Western military alliance, which he had previously criticized as obsolete. Read More »

Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east


They've intensified their efforts to bring civilians into harm's way. "This enemy in Mosul is not going anywhere". "We've said for many months that as we got into the old part of the city, the dense urban terrain there, that it would be extraordinarily hard", Dorrian continued. Read More »

Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

The conventional wisdom. although the bomb was powerful, the driving message was that the ready, willing and able to use force to combat enemies - clearly including North Korea. President Donald Trump called Thursday's operation a "very, very successful mission". Over the past year they have largely concentrated on thwarting a surge of attacks by the Taliban, who have captured key districts, such as the Helmand province, which American and British troops had fought bitterly to return ... Read More »

Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for a second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi registered on Friday as candidates in next month s election, setting up a bruising contest that could decide the future of the Islamic republic. Speaking afterwards, Mr Ahmadinejad said he was only helping his former vice-president, Hamid Baghaei, who registered alongside him. At a press conference shortly after registering, Ahmadinejad called Khamenei's comments "just advice", and described his move as helping Baghaei. Read More »

Jadhav is innocent, says India


The UN has asked India and Pakistan to engage in a dialogue to find a peaceful solution to their problems, but refrained from commenting on the death sentence given by a Pakistani military court to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. "Pakistan is forgetting that Jadhav is not a Baloch, he is from India, he has is got a backing of a very strong country and India will give befitting reply to Pakistan", he said. Read More »

Charlie Gard case: These aren't easy for anybody


However, Francis said no one with Charlie's condition had ever been treated with the therapy proposed. Their solicitor, Laura Hobey-Hamster said that Charlie's parents could not understand why the judge had not "at least given Charlie the chance of treatment". Read More »

North Korea condemns United States for bringing "huge" nuclear assets to region


South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said United States officials have "repeatedly reaffirmed" to Seoul that the U.S. "will closely discuss with South Korea its North Korea-related measures". "China will actively work to protect the security of a denuclearised North Korean nation and regime", said the Global Times . And China moved 150,000 soldiers close to the North Korea border in preparation for war. Read More »

Gwinnett County Officer Terminated - Ofc. Robert McDonald

The officer who pulled him over, identified in the incident report as Bongiovanni, said Hollins "began to act strange" and started yelling, "I need to call my mom" and "You have to let me go". The video ends shortly after the officers place the driver on the hood of a police SUV. According to AJC, records show that Hollins was booked in the Gwinnett County jail at around 4:45 p.m. Read More »

Future Forecasts for: The Walt Disney Company (DIS)


Greenwich Wealth Management Llc increased Intercontinentalexchange Gro (NYSE:ICE) stake by 16,704 shares to 20,880 valued at $1.18 million in 2016Q4. The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 11th. Read More »

Iran's Ahmadinejad registers as presidential candidate

The former president, who had a rift with Ayatollah Khamenei in his final years of office, announced in October that he would abide by the order and not run. This perspective arguably validates the supreme leader's concerns, which led him to advice Ahmadinejad to remain on the sidelines. Ahmadinejad left office in August 2013 after two turbulent four-year terms, leaving the country divided domestically, isolated internationally and struggling economically. Read More »

Brazil Cabinet members investigated in corruption probe


This week, a Supreme Court justice opened corruption probes into nearly 100 politicians, including many close to the president. Temer was also mentioned in some of the judge's decisions, but as president, he has temporary immunity for any crimes committed before he took office. Read More »

Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus


Police further said the murdered student had been accused of running Facebook pages "which allegedly published blasphemous content". Ten students have been arrested in connection with the killing of Mashal Khan, who was studying journalism at the Mardan campus, Reuters reported . Read More »

USA and Russian Federation ties "at a low point"

To Tillerson, there was no doubt that Assad was responsible for last week's chemical weapons attack; for Lavrov , the chemical incident is a mystery that needs to be investigated independently by the U.N. More than 80 people were killed in what the US has described as a nerve gas attack that Assad's forces undoubtedly carried out. Assad urged the worldwide community to launch an inquiry into the alleged Khan Shaykhun chemical attack, but added Damascus would only allow an "impartial" ... Read More »

Local help available for last-minute income tax filers


Before filing , the employer must pay to the IRS at least the amount of the tax assessment that relates to one worker for one tax period and then file a claim for refund. More than 90 percent of tax returns are filed electronically, with that number growing every year. Tax experts said this time of year is also a popular time for phone scammers to get in on the action. Read More »

Russian Federation 'failed to prevent' Beslan massacre, ECHR rules


The court ordered Russian Federation to pay about $3.14 million in damages and about $93,000 in legal costs. Only one of the hostage takers was caught alive and put on trial. At least 330 people were killed in the attack on School Number One (SNO), including 186 children. The ruling , by the European Court of Human Rights in a case brought by relatives of the victims, amounted to a stinging critique of how President Vladimir Putin's government handled the crisis. Read More »

Six Gouda ways to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day in Norman


It's super, super creamy! And, Boryszewski says, those who would build the ultimate sandwich should start with good bread and "lots and lots of cheese, to make it really gooey". Today's notion of the grilled cheese is commonly traced back to the 1920s, when the Iowa man considered "the father of sliced bread" invented a bread slicer that made distributing white bread easy and affordable. Read More »

South African opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

The president danced and smiled along with his supporters, while tens of thousands of people marched to the Union buildings in Pretoria, calling for him to step down. The pro-Zuma ANCYL booed axed finance minister Pravin Gordhan and ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize, disrupting their addresses at the memorial service with songs. Read More »

Kerala Govt Makes Malayalam Mandatory for All Schools in State


If students from other states or overseas - pursuing education here - are not able to learn Malayalam as per the system, they have been exempted from studying the language in class 10. The NoC of schools, where Malayalam is not taught, would be cancelled, he said. Compulsory learning of Malayalam has been made mandatory for issuing NOC to schools under CBSE or ICSE boards. Read More »

Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Last year, Khamenei took the unusual decision to reveal he had told Ahmadinejad he did not recommend he enter the contest. The move comes in defiance of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who advised him against it. Once the registration process ends, the would-be candidates will be vetted by the Guardian Council , the country's most influential clerical body. Read More »

China tops 2016 global executions: Amnesty


China is believed to have executed more people than the rest of the world combined in 2016, as the number of death penalties across the globe fell by 37 percent overall. The figures raise as many questions as they answer, with no context provided as to why and when the people were executed or the details of their cases' legal proceedings. Read More »

US, Mexico, Canada join to launch 2026 World Cup bid

ESPN FC reported earlier last week that the United States, Mexico and Canada would make a joint-bid that would "rise above politics" to host the 2026 World Cup in an expanded 48-game tournament. That would be a major surprise. That event was controversial for its use of artificial turf fields, which are banned from the men's tournament. The joint bid is the first to formally declare their candidacy to host the 2026 World Cup. Read More »