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PM chairs BJP CEC meeting to decide candidates for Gujarat polls PM chairs BJP CEC meeting to decide candidates for Gujarat polls
- November 16, 2017

Amid a raging video war in election-bound Gujarat, as many as 250 videos from political parties have come so far to the state media committee for pre-certification. A senior BJP leader on condition of anonymity confirmed to The Indian Express that the party had received such a directive from the EC and acted accordingly. (more...)
China, ASEAN at new starting point for peaceful, prosperous South China Sea China, ASEAN at new starting point for peaceful, prosperous South China Sea
- November 16, 2017

The Philippines, under the previous leadership, used to criticize China's insolence concerning its South China Sea neighbors and brazenness in preventing Filipino fishermen from pursuing their livelihood. Several nations back an active American military presence in the region to serve as a counterweight to China's increasingly assertive actions, including the construction of seven man-made islands equipped with military installations. (more...)
Three charged after cocaine-filled yacht intercepted in NSW Three charged after cocaine-filled yacht intercepted in NSW
- November 16, 2017

Police searched the yacht at about 3pm on November 15 and during the operation, a 68-year-old man was arrested on board. Three men have been charged after a multi-agency into global drug trafficking by sea. It is believed the Catana 42 had sailed from Tahitit. Also, a 47-year-old man was arrested at a hotel at Warners Bay and a 63-year-old man was arrested at a home at Islington. (more...)
RCEP leaders hold first-ever summit RCEP leaders hold first-ever summit
- November 16, 2017

The meeting of the RCEP leaders took place here on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit. The "changing global economic landscape requires us to urgently bring the negotiations to a close", he said in his opening remarks at the start of the summit. (more...)
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere 'close' to agreeing free transfer to Real Betis Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere 'close' to agreeing free transfer to Real Betis
- November 16, 2017

The 25-year-old has played in England for his entire career, but could leave Arsenal when his £90,000-a-week contract expires at the end of the season. Wilshere could opt to move to Betis in January in search of regular first-team football and enhance his chances of being picked to represent England at next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
Japan, US to play 'lead role' in bolstering reg'l security: Abe Japan, US to play 'lead role' in bolstering reg'l security: Abe
- November 16, 2017

According to Duterte, Kim should realize that he would be responsible in case the nuclear activities in his country cause the world's destruction. With the Philippines playing a support role, this new strategy will see an increase in cooperation between the United States, India, Australia, and Japan as a counterbalance to China's power projection in the South China Sea. (more...)
Will Mandate Repeal Hike Health Premiums? GOP Senator Says 'Let's Find Out' Will Mandate Repeal Hike Health Premiums? GOP Senator Says 'Let's Find Out'
- November 16, 2017

So what does it mean, really, to lose the mandate? So, to prevent escalating costs, you'd want to expand the pool of consumers in the insurance market to include everyone, young and old, health and unhealthy. "There could be an overlap between people losing their health care and people getting their tax increased in the same year from the same bill", he added. (more...)
Over 15 militants arrested in last four months:IGP Kashmir Over 15 militants arrested in last four months:IGP Kashmir
- November 16, 2017

He made this statement while briefing media about anti-militancy Operation Kund, which has been continuing since November 14. He said that Atta was arrested in injured state and is presently hospitalized. Speaking about the local militancy, the IGP said Pakistan has been running a relentless campaign to lure Kashmiri youths to join militancy. Pakistan is using social media to recruit militants in Kashmir, said Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Munir Khan on Thursday. (more...)
Seoul welcomes United Nations resolution slamming NK rights abuses Seoul welcomes United Nations resolution slamming NK rights abuses
- November 16, 2017

Japan's Ambassador to the UN Koro Bessho said that North Korean authorities continue to use the country's resources for its nuclear and missile programs. aircraft carriers carried out a drill with the South Korean forces, Japan and the United States launched another joint naval excercise in southern Japan amid tensions with North Korea. (more...)
Amitabh Bachchan wishes Aaradhya on birthday with an adorable picture Amitabh Bachchan wishes Aaradhya on birthday with an adorable picture
- November 16, 2017

He captioned it, "When she will remind us how much she has grown". To commemorate the occasion, Abhishek Bachchan posted a photo to Instagram in which the little girl was taking style cues from her famous mother, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan . (more...)
Breaking down TCU vs. Texas Tech Breaking down TCU vs. Texas Tech
- November 16, 2017

On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Red Raiders' last five games versus a team with a winning record and has cashed in four of their last five games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game. They are all among the top 10 tacklers for the Horned Frogs this season. He then enrolled at TCU early and went through spring practice. Struggles in Lubbock: Texas Tech may be lucky this is a home game. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi meets leaders of five countries in Manila PM Narendra Modi meets leaders of five countries in Manila
- November 16, 2017

While addressing India-ASEAN Summit in Manila , the prime minister said India assures its steady support to ASEAN towards achieving a rules-based regional security architecture that best attests to the region's interests and its peaceful development. (more...)
American voters overwhelmingly support gun control measures in latest Quinnipiac poll American voters overwhelmingly support gun control measures in latest Quinnipiac poll
- November 16, 2017

Among Republican voters , 60 percent approve of the plan, 15 percent disapprove and 26 percent are undecided, while every other party, gender, education, age and racial demographic disapproved in the poll. On the individual side, the plans get rid of the personal exemption, almost double the standard deduction, either narrow or repeal the estate tax and reduce the tax burden on pass-through businesses. (more...)
Despite pollution rising, Delhi government sits on Rs 787 crore green fund Despite pollution rising, Delhi government sits on Rs 787 crore green fund
- November 16, 2017

Not just that; while Rs 93 lakh was spent in 2016, there was "no mention of any expenditure" in 2017. According to sources, Delhi government has said the unused fund collected as environmental compensation charge since 2015 will be used to procure 500 electric buses. (more...)
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...)

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