Pence says US set on ensuring nuclear-free Korea Pence says US set on ensuring nuclear-free Korea
- April 20, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is on board an American aircraft carrier stationed in Japan amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula. "The loss of USA participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a blow to Japan following strenuous negotiations, especially over opening its long-protected farm sector to more imports, especially of dairy and meat products". (more...)
Viewership of 'O'Reilly Factor' drops without Bill O'Reilly
- April 19, 2017

IJR reported that O'Reilly announced that over the years he's settled sexual harassment settlements with several women, but now another woman who recently came forward might prove the final straw for Fox News executives, who went through a similar ordeal with Fox News founder Roger Ailes. (more...)
Will fight it out politically: Mamata on CBI's Narada case FIR Will fight it out politically: Mamata on CBI's Narada case FIR
- April 19, 2017

TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee, however, described the FIR as a BJP ploy for political revenge. The CBI will soon start questioning them.An SIT will be formed to probe the case. The CBI said an FIR has been lodged under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code section 120B on criminal conspiracy. If proved, the charge invites a maximum term of five years in jail. (more...)
'Mother of all Bombs' kills 36 ISIS militants, afghan officials say
- April 18, 2017

The bomb, dropped by a special operations MC-130 aircraft, had been in Afghanistan since January. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said Saturday the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. (more...)
Disney's Star Wars Park Will Be An Eerily Immersive Experience
- April 18, 2017

Guests will live Star Wars in a way that has never been done before. Executive creative director Chris Beatty also confirmed you will be able to have a glass of blue milk . It's only a matter of time until they go full on "Westworld" and you can pay to have sex with an alien at the Creature Cantina. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney is bringing to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron's epic film AVATAR . (more...)
Teenager Dies After Being Attacked By Shark In WA Teenager Dies After Being Attacked By Shark In WA
- April 18, 2017

A 17-year-old surfer has been killed after a shark attack in Australia. The girl's mother and two younger sisters watched in horror from the beach as the shark attack occurred just before 4 p.m. Patrols are being organized for the area to commence on Tuesday morning. Emergency services at Kelp Beds , a remote surf break, on Monday afternoon. (more...)
Pence stresses 'era of strategic patience' over as he visits Korean DMZ Pence stresses 'era of strategic patience' over as he visits Korean DMZ
- April 18, 2017

Army Garrison Yongsan. The DMZ is one of the most heavily fortified regions in the world. Along with the deployment of the US aircraft carrier and other vessels into waters off the Korean Peninsula, thousands of USA and South Korean troops, tanks and other weaponry were deployed last month in their biggest joint military exercises. (more...)
Gas attack a 'fabrication' - Syria's Assad
- April 17, 2017

Amid a fierce dispute ov. According to Assad, the Syrian military dismantled all of its chemical weapons arsenal in 2013. Moscow offered the explanation that regime aircraft hit a chemical weapons facility controlled by rebels on the ground. (more...)
BC NDP promise $400 yearly tenant rebate BC NDP promise $400 yearly tenant rebate
- April 17, 2017

In March, the government changed the tax to exempt several thousand worldwide residents on provincial work permits and agreed to provide refunds to some people who had already paid the tax. However, Clark said Horgan's proposal shows the New Democrats are "flying by the seat of their pants" and lack a clear plan. He said an NDP government would also provide more resources for renters to file complaints through the Residential Tenancy Act and address "renovictions", forbidding landlords ... (more...)
UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch
- April 16, 2017

The summit is expected to include talks on the nuclear threat from the North. Last August Pyongyang also successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile 500 kilometres towards Japan, far exceeding any previous sub-launched tests, in what the North's leader Kim Jong-Un hailed as the "greatest success". (more...)
Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117
- April 16, 2017

Morano wasn't the only person in her family to reach an impressively old age - her mother, aunt and several of her eight siblings made it to at least the age of 90, while her sister Angela Morano passed away when she was 102 years old. "For breakfast I eat biscuits with milk or water", she said. Some doctors had warned her against eating three eggs daily, which she did for years, but she ignored their advice. (more...)
Trump Declares US-Russia Relations May be at 'All-Time Low'
- April 16, 2017

Moscow and Washington have traded barbs over last week's chemical attack, which killed 89 people, and prompted the USA to carry out its first strike against the Syrian regime in the six-year conflict, taking out aircraft and infrastructure at a Syrian military air base. (more...)
White House accuses Russian Federation of Syria chemical attack 'cover up' White House accuses Russian Federation of Syria chemical attack 'cover up'
- April 13, 2017

Condemning the missile attack by the Unites States on a Syrian airbase, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated the development was clear evidence of worldwide law violation by Washington . Russian Federation has used its veto seven times to block action against its ally Syria. Instead, the final communique read: "We call on Russian Federation and Iran, who have a responsibility, as allies of the Syrian regime, to use their influence to ensure Syria's compliance with all of its ... (more...)
US, Russia jab over Syria before diplomatic talks in Moscow
- April 13, 2017

United States strikes in Syria: Game changer or deterrent? Before the statement's release, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced the "flagrant United States aggression on Syria". Russian President Vladimir Putin says President Trump's recent missile strikes in Syria mirror the start of the second Iraq War. He says that makes it hard to have clarity about US positions. (more...)
ISIL now controls 'less than 7 percent of Iraq' ISIL now controls 'less than 7 percent of Iraq'
- April 13, 2017

Gen. Yahya Rasool told a news conference. Iraqi forces launched a major operation to retake Mosul in October, recapturing the eastern side of the city before setting their sights on the smaller but more densely-populated west. Meanwhile, Rasoul said that the military operations in west Mosul are going on according to the command's plan. Its fighters have pulled civilians into the conflict by placing snipers in residential areas, using civilians as human shields and executing those who try to ... (more...)
Triple talaq impedes social democracy Triple talaq impedes social democracy
- April 13, 2017

The Uttar Pradesh government has made a decision to take the views of Muslim women on the issue of triple talaq , based on which it will present its side in the Supreme Court during the hearing on the matter. "Even though it may be true to say that only some women are directly and actually affected by triple talaq and polygamy, the fact remains that every woman who is subject to the said law lives under threat, fear or prospect of these practices being invoked against her, which in turn ... (more...)
Taiwan bans slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption Taiwan bans slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption
- April 13, 2017

Those convicted under the law can also be publicly shamed by the government publishing their names and photos. According to the Humane Society , Virginia, California, Hawaii, New York, Georgia, and MI are the only states with laws that specifically ban the consumption of dogs and cats. (more...)
South Carolina children in hospital in bounce house flight South Carolina children in hospital in bounce house flight
- April 13, 2017

Fire Battalion Chief Ricky Reed said the bounce house at a church carnival was anchored when it was lifted into the air. At least five children were injured after two inflatable bounce houses went flying. Both are now in stable condition. "About 10 seconds after that one picked up, the one right next to it just slung about 25 to 30 feet up in the air, got caught by the power lines, and hung there about 10 or 15 seconds". (more...)
Attorney General: 'We Will Detain All Adults Apprehended at Border'
- April 13, 2017

All adults apprehended at the border are to be detained and at least 125 additional immigration judges are to be appointed and put in the field on an expedited basis. Cartels are "criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent citizens, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders", he said. (more...)
Officer who dragged man off jet placed on leave
- April 12, 2017

Videos of the scene have prompted calls to boycott United Airlines. The physical removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight Sunday has people wondering, what are your rights when an airline forces you to give up your reservation? United later apologized for the "overbook" situation and their CEO Oscar Munoz released a statement on Monday saying, "Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened". (more...)