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Survivors of Iran quake await badly needed aid, 3 days later Survivors of Iran quake await badly needed aid, 3 days later
- November 16, 2017

It was one of the strongest on earth this year, as well as the deadliest. State television said thousands were huddling in makeshift camps while many others spent a second night in the open for fear of more tremors to come after some 193 aftershocks. (more...)
Somalia: 40 Islamists Killed in Four Days of Strikes, US Says Somalia: 40 Islamists Killed in Four Days of Strikes, US Says
- November 16, 2017

A pair of U.S. drone strikes that killed several militants on November 3 marked the first time American forces hit Islamic State group fighters in Somalia. The Pentagon said Monday that U.S. forces had killed 40 Shabaab and Islamic State fighters in a series of strikes on Somalia that began late last week. (more...)
Korea and China to restore full relations after THAAD Korea and China to restore full relations after THAAD
- November 16, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for North Korea to completely destroy its nuclear weapons in a short time considering the state of its arsenal. "There are signs of cooperation and improving relations between China, South Korea and Japan". "Bringing South Korea's relationship with ASEAN to the level of its relationship with the four major powers around the Korean Peninsula is my goal", Moon said in a bilateral summit with his Indonesian counterpart ... (more...)
Lesbian wins Oklahoma special election in another resounding rebuke of Trump Lesbian wins Oklahoma special election in another resounding rebuke of Trump
- November 16, 2017

Democrats in Oklahoma picked up a key state Senate seat in a Tuesday special election, marking the fourth seat Democrats have gained in special elections in the state this year. "You always hope you're going to win, but going into today I tried to have no expectations", Ikley-Freeman, a mental health counselor, said. A 26-year-old married gay woman has won an Oklahoma Senate seat from an anti-gay opponent. (more...)
Manhunt underway after officer shot in West Baltimore Manhunt underway after officer shot in West Baltimore
- November 16, 2017

Wednesday's shooting of the police officer comes amid a particularly violent period in Baltimore: So far this year, the city of less than 620,000 inhabitants has seen over 300 homicides. "Police officers know that at any time, they could confront someone who wants to do them harm". Mayor Catherine Pugh and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis went to a hospital where the officer was apparently being treated. (more...)
KMA Predicts Months-Long Aftershocks to Pohang Quake KMA Predicts Months-Long Aftershocks to Pohang Quake
- November 16, 2017

After a magnitude 5.4 quake near Pohang, South Korea, shook the nation and damaged some school buildings, the country chose to postpone its critical college entrance exams by one week, according to Yonhap News . said. Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon presides over a meeting of government agencies to discuss natural disaster recovery efforts on November 16. Experts predict aftershocks from the powerful quake could continue to do damage across the country. (more...)
Fears for missing British explorer searching for jungle tribe Fears for missing British explorer searching for jungle tribe
- November 16, 2017

Benedict, who is the only person to cross the Gobi desert with camels alone, entered the jungle three weeks ago without a phone or any Global Positioning System. "According to his agent, that's why he didn't take one". The author and TV presenter, who has made six TV series for the BBC, has no mobile phone or Global Positioning System device with him and was expected to begin his journey home at the weekend. (more...)
PM Modi hardsells India as an attractive investment place PM Modi hardsells India as an attractive investment place
- November 16, 2017

Modi said, "If 21st century is considered to be Asia's century, then it becomes our duty to make it India's century and I say it is possible". This was the second Modi-Trump meeting after the Indian leader's visit to Washington in June. Trump on his part described Modi as a friend. The 30-minute meeting, ahead of today's summit was also attended by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines Datuk Raszlan Abdul Rashid and ... (more...)
Modi meets Philippines President Modi meets Philippines President
- November 16, 2017

Trump said Modi was "a great gentleman" who had become a friend of the US. Duterte also gave assurances to Australia that the Philippines, as this year's ASEAN chair, has aired to China other nations' concerns about the "continued build up of military installations" in the South China Sea. (more...)
Pres. Trump: US is Respected Again in Asia Pres. Trump: US is Respected Again in Asia
- November 16, 2017

What he secured from China - more than US$250 billion (S$339 billion) in trade deals - points to the need for a big-figure "win" he can take home to his voters, said Professor Su Hao of the China Foreign Affairs University. "So we have a hard time guessing what the ultimate purposes (are)", he added. But he offered no new announcements on trade or North Korea , two of the top issues he focused on during his trip. (more...)
Trump trip signals little, if any, impact on diplomacy, trade Trump trip signals little, if any, impact on diplomacy, trade
- November 16, 2017

He did not elaborate. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations also will sign an accord aiming to protect migrant workers from the poverty-wracked region during a two-day summit that opened Monday in Manila, according to a draft of a post-summit communique seen by The Associated Press. (more...)
Twitter to Revamp Verification Process Twitter to Revamp Verification Process
- November 16, 2017

Reasons for removing verification can include: "Promoting hate and/or violence against, or directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease". (more...)
Congress alleges scam in Rafale deal, BJP trashes charge Congress alleges scam in Rafale deal, BJP trashes charge
- November 16, 2017

Surjewala said that a "huge scam" is brewing with regard to the procurement of fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force. Party accuses the BJP government of promoting financial interests of "crony capitalist friends", says deal signed with France has caused huge loss to exchequer . (more...)
Justice Department Threatens to Cut Federal Funds to DC Over Immigration Justice Department Threatens to Cut Federal Funds to DC Over Immigration
- November 16, 2017

Among the 29 are Illinois, Oregon, Vermont and the District of Columbia as well as Seattle, Denver and 11 cities or counties in California. Hanson wrote that would put at risk the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant that IL receives each year, which typically provides around $6.7 million in funding over the course of three years to help fund various prosecution, research and violence prevention programs. (more...)
Earnings Approximations to Watch: Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), Physicians Realty Trust (DOC)
- November 16, 2017

State Teachers Retirement invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR). Profund Advisors LLC now owns 11,569 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $233,000 after purchasing an additional 733 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Sessions Says He's Never Lied About Russia-Trump Connections Sessions Says He's Never Lied About Russia-Trump Connections
- November 16, 2017

Papadopoulos, who in October pled guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has admitted to not initially being truthful about his meeting with a London-based professor who met with government officials in Moscow and was told the Russians had "thousands of emails" on Trump rival Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Recycling can 'unleash American manufacturing' Recycling can 'unleash American manufacturing'
- November 16, 2017

By reusing and recycling, individuals and communities across our country can do their part to keep our lands lovely, while also growing American jobs and strengthening our economy. With over 2,000 events registered for the year, it's simple to find an event to celebrate America Recycles Day nearly anywhere in the United States. (more...)
Ultra killed in encounter Ultra killed in encounter
- November 16, 2017

According to the police, the encounter took place near Chamol Village at around 5am, the place where the encounter took place is about 18km from Chakpikarong police station. On June 30 last, one Assam Rifles jawan was killed and 3 others were injured in an IED blast in Ukhrul district, while one jawan killed and 4 others were injured in another blast on June 15 last in the state. (more...)
Start of deer season means big money in MI Start of deer season means big money in MI
- November 16, 2017

NY officials say the Southern Zone regular season is New York's most popular hunting season, with about 85 percent of New York's 575,000 licensed hunters taking part. A new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the average hunter spends $2,237 each year. Now, a new report is showing just how important the state tradition is for the state's economy as well. (more...)
What's Fueling Investor Confidence? - Rayonier Inc. (RYN), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) What's Fueling Investor Confidence? - Rayonier Inc. (RYN), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)
- November 16, 2017

Caxton Associates Lp holds 0.01% or 14,000 shares in its portfolio. Investors are sharpening their focus on shares of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). On Sunday, September 10 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, October 27 by JP Morgan. (more...)
Minnesota Loses Bid to Host 2023 World's Fair Minnesota Loses Bid to Host 2023 World's Fair
- November 16, 2017

Officials say the World Fair is expected to bring 12 million visitors. Minnesota's bid received 25 votes in the first round, lower than the 46 votes given both to Buenos Aires and Lodz in the first round. The United States was bidding for a Specialised Expo in Minnesota under the theme "Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well Being for All". Gov. (more...)
Terrorism dominated ASEAN Summit talks, says Duterte Terrorism dominated ASEAN Summit talks, says Duterte
- November 16, 2017

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged that the U.S. and India should have the world's greatest militaries as they discussed bilateral strategic partnership and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region, according to the White House. (more...)
Mexico Deems Unacceptable US Stance on NAFTA Mexico Deems Unacceptable US Stance on NAFTA
- November 16, 2017

Trade Representative said in a statement from the three countries on Wednesday. Negotiators go into this round amid increased tension over U.S. proposals, including a five-year sunset to Nafta, which would dissolve the agreement unless the countries renew, and over the U.S. (more...)
Marco Rubio Already Trolled Trump for His Mid-Speech Water Break Marco Rubio Already Trolled Trump for His Mid-Speech Water Break
- November 16, 2017

Drinking bottled water during a TV appearance is a big deal in Trump's eyes. "When they put Marco on to refute President Obama's speech, do you remember that catastrophe?" "I never saw anything like this with him with the water". And Trump didn't just sip - he stopped later to really guzzle from the pricey Fiji bottle. Before the bottle left the president's hands, however, journalists, politicos, and Twitter trolls were quick to notice the scene's eerie similarity to Rubio's previous farce. (more...)
Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings
- November 16, 2017

Police said most of the shootings occurred as victims walked down streets or stood in their yards. "We don't need speculation, we don't need profiles". Police have been hesitant to use the words "serial killer", but are working on the assumption that the murders are related and that the victims were chosen at random. (more...)
Donald Trump berates unfair trade after Asia visit, says generosity is over Donald Trump berates unfair trade after Asia visit, says generosity is over
- November 16, 2017

A Philippine official says Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has assured other Southeast Asian nations that her government is implementing a commission's recommendations. He added: "Among other things, we remembered the history of our relations with the U.S., WW II, some other issues". The U.S.is being respected again. (more...)
Clarksville Father Accused Of Sexually Assaulting, Killing Infant Daughter Clarksville Father Accused Of Sexually Assaulting, Killing Infant Daughter
- November 15, 2017

He reportedly later admitted to the assault and the baby's death. A child was taken to Tennova and was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Conway has been booked into Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 bond. His bind for the homicide will be set by a judge Wednesday morning. During their investigation, authorities say they found Christopher Conway, 22, was responsible for the crime. (more...)
Amber Alert Issued For 3 Michigan Children Amber Alert Issued For 3 Michigan Children
- November 15, 2017

There is no photo of the suspect available at this time. The children are Lamir Jamerson, 3, Jaraun Render Jr., 2, and Jariah Render, 1. Linda Jamerson, 19, is in critical condition suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the press release. (more...)
At Least Three Dead, Students Wounded After Shooting At California School At Least Three Dead, Students Wounded After Shooting At California School
- November 15, 2017

When police showed up Tuesday and spoke to neighbors, they reported thinking "there was a domestic violence incident" involving the couple Monday, though that had not been called in to authorities, Johnston said. Tuesday's shooting follows an attack on November 5, when gunman Devin P. Kelley killed 26 people at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Five others, including three children, were being treated at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, about 100km southeast of the shootings, ... (more...)
Pope Francis to auction Lamborghini to rebuild Christian Iraq Pope Francis to auction Lamborghini to rebuild Christian Iraq
- November 15, 2017

Italian luxury sports auto maker Lamborghini gave Pope Francis keys to a new Lamborghini Huracán on Wednesday in front of his residence, the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta. Other funds will go to charities that help women who are trafficked and forced into prostitution, and those that provide medical care in Africa. The motorcycle sold for $284,000, more than 10 times its normal sales price. (more...)

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