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A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
- November 20, 2017

Ejection tests are expected in the near future for submarine-launched ballistic missiles Pukguksong-1, a possible Pukguksong-3, and other missiles, Newsweek reported. Another article in The Diplomat last month quoted a US government source as saying that North Korea had tested a new solid fuel engine sometime between October 15 and October 21. (more...)
Indian ministry of defence scraps $500 million Israeli missile deal Indian ministry of defence scraps $500 million Israeli missile deal
- November 20, 2017

Rafael had reportedly opened a missile manufacturing plant in India along with Indian partner. "DRDO has successfully produced the Nag and Anamika ATGMs". Indian Army is now using 2nd generation ATGMs - Konkurs and Milan 2T - which do not have night-fighting capabilities. India has cancelled a massive multi-million dollar missile deal with Israel, the Indian press reported on Monday, in what would be a major blow to flourishing Israeli-Indian ties. (more...)
Punjab: Fire breaks out in plastic manufacturing factory Punjab: Fire breaks out in plastic manufacturing factory
- November 20, 2017

Personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) have also been rushed from Jalandhar to assist the operations. Fire was seen billowing from the building just before it fell. 15 trapped at least". Fire department personals Rajinder Sharma, Sumohan Gill and Raj Kumar are feared to be trapped in the rubble, reported the Indian Express. (more...)
Alex Ekwueme Dies in London Hospital Alex Ekwueme Dies in London Hospital
- November 20, 2017

There had been some controversy surrounding the treatment of the former vice president following a press statement from the Nigerian presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed that Dr Ekwueme be flown overseas for treatment. Similarly, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, said Ekwueme showed good example of what an Igbo man should be. The APC prayed to the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the loss. (more...)
Higher gas prices won't keep Texans from Thanksgiving traveling Higher gas prices won't keep Texans from Thanksgiving traveling
- November 20, 2017

GasBuddy , which track fuel pricing, projects the national average this Thanksgiving will be $2.53 per gallon, the most-expensive since motorists were paying $2.79 in 2014. The most expensive gas in the region is sold in MI ($2.74) and IL ($2.72), while the least expensive is found in Kansas ($2.40) and Missouri ($3.36), AAA said. (more...)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bhubaneswar His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bhubaneswar
- November 20, 2017

The Dalai Lama is expected to reach Bodh Gaya, the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment, in December for a 50-day-long tour. Official sources said the 82-year-old Buddhist monk is scheduled to visit Chandragiri in Gajapati district. (more...)
Trump Campaign Chair To Plead Guilty To Child Sex Trafficking Charge Trump Campaign Chair To Plead Guilty To Child Sex Trafficking Charge
- November 20, 2017

Ralph Shortey , 35, was arrested in March this year when police found him in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy. Child sex trafficking carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a maximum sentence of life in prison. "Would you be interested in "sexual" stuff?" Doe's father had called the Moore Police Department, reporting that his son Doe was missing and had been seen entering a motel room with an adult male. (more...)
SK to Disinfect All Poultry Farms, Vehicles Following Bird Flu Outbreak SK to Disinfect All Poultry Farms, Vehicles Following Bird Flu Outbreak
- November 20, 2017

Quarantine authorities hope to prevent the further spread of bird flu as there is no other poultry farm within a 500 m radius, but are on alert because there is a reservoir known to be a habitat for migratory birds nearby. Checkpoints will be set up on roads nationwide as a preventive measure. According to the ministry, the quarantine will last 48 hours. South Korea has experienced several outbreaks of the disease since previous year. (more...)
Madhya Pradesh CM says 'Padmavati' will not be screened in state Madhya Pradesh CM says 'Padmavati' will not be screened in state
- November 20, 2017

In yet another blow to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati , the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have come down heavily against the film and also supported those who have been protesting against it citing alleged distortion of history. (more...)
We Bet Amir Khan Regrets Posting THIS Tweet About I'm A Celeb We Bet Amir Khan Regrets Posting THIS Tweet About I'm A Celeb
- November 20, 2017

When asked if he would ever go on the show Amir tweeted: "No it's for has beens". Amir Khan will be one of the bigger earners in the jungle. Former Queen of the Jungle Vicky Pattison shared the old tweet this evening on her account, writing above it: "Oh dear..." And while Jennie admitted she wasn't scared of heights, she said she was anxious by her poor balance. (more...)
Google celebrates Children's Day in Doodle Google celebrates Children's Day in Doodle
- November 20, 2017

Other countries celebrate Children's Day on other dates, while the USA does not recognise it officially at all, even though various denominations of the church suggest their own ways of celebrating the occasion. The principal aim of this day is to raise wider awareness about the wellbeing of children, see to their welfare and health, as well as to encourage comradeship and understanding between children. (more...)
Miss World Manushi Chillar's secret diet revealed Miss World Manushi Chillar's secret diet revealed
- November 20, 2017

A day after Congress minister Shashi Tharoor landed himself in hot waters for a tweet at the expense of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar's name while taking a dig at the BJP's demonetisation move, the victor of the prestigious crown, Chhillar herself has now responded to Tharoor's tweet. (more...)
Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election
- November 20, 2017

In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Onyegbule, in Lokoja, Bello commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring a level playing ground for all candidates in the election. The process was relatively peaceful and smooth, with external observers hailing the general conduct. "This is the singular most prominent feature of a democracy which allows people to choose their leader out of many contestants", he said. (more...)
Government Websites Publically Revealed Aadhaar Details: UIDAI Government Websites Publically Revealed Aadhaar Details: UIDAI
- November 20, 2017

It was this collected information that had been displayed in the public domain under the RTI Act . UIDAI did not specify when the data breach took place, although it added that the data was removed from those websites, and that Aadhaar details were never leaked from the UIDAI . (more...)
Expect plenty of sunshine Monday with chilly, frosty temps Expect plenty of sunshine Monday with chilly, frosty temps
- November 20, 2017

Another cold front will approach on Tuesday with a slight chance for showers late Tuesday night and Wednesday . Highs top out in the middle to upper 30s this afternoon. Only two areas that may have some travel issues will be the Pacific Northwest, the southeast, and the peninsula of Florida. MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT FORECAST DETAILS: Enjoy mostly sunny daytime skies and mostly clear nighttime skies. (more...)
Zimbabwean President given choice to step down or be ready for impeachment Zimbabwean President given choice to step down or be ready for impeachment
- November 20, 2017

In this particular case, the ruling party finds itself in bed with the opposition, which had already indicated its readiness to haul Mugabe over the coals through the impeachment route. "The (ruling ZANU-PF) party congress is due in a few weeks and I will preside over its processes", he said. Zanu-PF, which has stripped Mr Mugabe of the party's leadership, says it back impeachment if he does not step down by 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Monday. (more...)
Collins raises tax reform concerns on Sunday circuit Collins raises tax reform concerns on Sunday circuit
- November 20, 2017

Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) created to make fixes to Obamacare, which Collins supports, she's not sure she would vote for the tax bill , she said. - The top individual income-tax rate, targeted for reduction in the Senate plan, should be kept at the current 39.6 percent for people making more than $1 million a year. (more...)
Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi dead Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi dead
- November 20, 2017

File image of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi . The 72-year-old Priya Rajan Dasmunsi was one of Congress's most popular leaders in West Bengal and was elected to the Lok Sabha five times. It was during his term Fashion TV was briefly banned for showing "obscene" content. He was the first Indian to be a match commissioner in a FIFA World Cup game when he performed the role in a group stage game between Australia and Croatia in the 2006 World Cup in 2006.#. (more...)
VW to spend US$40B on electric cars, technology through 2022 VW to spend US$40B on electric cars, technology through 2022
- November 20, 2017

The production volume on the launch of the Volkswagen I.D.is expected to be about 100,000 vehicles. The plans of the automaker stated that Volkswagen intends to gain leadership in the market of electric cars by 2025. Volkswagen Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller subsequently expressed confidence that the massive investment program would enable his company to become the "global number one" for electric mobility. (more...)
President Ram Nath Kovind on Northeast visit from Sunday President Ram Nath Kovind on Northeast visit from Sunday
- November 20, 2017

The president will then visit Manipur . "The band display by the students here is brilliant and at par with the armed forces". "You are the future of the country and you should think that the sky is the limit for you", he told the students. (more...)
Suspected of graft, Indonesian parliament speaker put under guard in hospital Suspected of graft, Indonesian parliament speaker put under guard in hospital
- November 20, 2017

Novanto has denied wrongdoing but has repeatedly missed summonses for questioning by the agency in recent months, saying he was ill and needed heart surgery. Indonesian newspapers on Friday splashed pictures across their front pages of the black sport utility vehicle that Novanto was said to have been travelling in. (more...)
Avalanche Complete Comeback to Steal Win Avalanche Complete Comeback to Steal Win
- November 20, 2017

Andreas Athanasiou snapped a 1-1 tie by scoring on a breakaway with 56.1 seconds remaining in the second period . They are 10-8-1 overall. Erik Johnson, Nail Yakupov and Carl Soderberg also scored for the Avalanche , who had lost four of five. (more...)
Zimbabwe situation is in 'early days' - Jacob Zuma Zimbabwe situation is in 'early days' - Jacob Zuma
- November 20, 2017

How does it concern the US? Zuma says he's cautiously optimistic it will be "resolved amicably" as Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resists stepping aside. South Africa had historical, economic, cultural, political, and family ties with Zimbabwe. The African Union, which has taken a strict line on some other recent military takeovers, has in this case left the matter in the hands of the South African-led SADC regional bloc. (more...)
Every effort being made for permanent peace in Karachi: PM Abbasi Every effort being made for permanent peace in Karachi: PM Abbasi
- November 20, 2017

He said the federal government was implementing its vision of uniform development and prosperity of the whole country. "People are appreciating the ongoing development projects under the "Karachi Package" announced by the federal government as evident from the influx of foreign investment and enhanced economic and trade activities in the province", said the governor. (more...)
Philippe Coutinho Priority Target for PSG Philippe Coutinho Priority Target for PSG
- November 20, 2017

Talking to Telefoot (h/t The Independent ), Silva was candid when quizzed on PSG's interest in his Brazil team-mate, suggesting he is hopeful a deal may even be done in the January window. 'I hope that at the end of the season or even before Christmas, it could be a surprise for us, I hope he will think carefully and work with us'. I believe that Spanish football has everything that is attractive to him. (more...)
Shopkeepers affected after closure of Mughal road due to heavy snowfall Shopkeepers affected after closure of Mughal road due to heavy snowfall
- November 20, 2017

However, traffic was restored on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, after remaining suspended for several hours due to landslides Thursday night. Cold wave tightened its grip across Kashmir with Leh town in Ladakh region recording the season's lowest night temperature at -7.9 degrees Celsius on Saturday. (more...)
Liberman 'Regrets' President's Rejection of Azaria's Appeal for Pardon Liberman 'Regrets' President's Rejection of Azaria's Appeal for Pardon
- November 20, 2017

President Rivlin said a chief value of the military was the "purity of arms", or the use of weapons with only necessary force. "The President has given his opinion regarding the offenses committed by you and their circumstances, the content of your written application, and all the material and opinions brought before him, and has chose to reject the application", Azaria was informed. (more...)
Lawsuit: Couple arrested after hibiscus plants mistaken for marijuana Lawsuit: Couple arrested after hibiscus plants mistaken for marijuana
- November 20, 2017

Audrey was allegedly only dressed in underwear during the incident. Now, they're suing the insurance agent and three police officers in a civil lawsuit. The couple's attorney, Al Lindsay, filed a lawsuit today on their behalf. "By what logic (can police officers) take a 66-year-old woman like this lady in her underwear outside, place her under arrest, keep her cooped up in the back of a police auto for four and a half hours?" the Cramers' attorney Al Lindsay asked CBS affiliate KDKA. (more...)
Jackson closes strong as Pistons rally back against Timberwolves Jackson closes strong as Pistons rally back against Timberwolves
- November 20, 2017

Usually a team will look to call a timeout in order to "freeze" an opponent, but the Pistons did not choose to do this despite still having two timeouts. The Pistons surged midway through the fourth quarter, with a 9-2 spurt, with an alley-oop from Ish Smith to Drummond, then a coast-to-coast basket for Smith and a back-door cut for Bradley, getting the Pistons within five points. (more...)
Search effort Search effort "tripled" for missing submarine in Argentina
- November 20, 2017

The U.S. government is supporting a request from the government of Argentina for worldwide assistance to the ongoing search for the missing submarine and possible rescue opportunities once the vessel and crew are located. Almost 80 percent of the search area has been scoured by ships and aircraft so far, Argentine navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference. The US Navy said its four aircraft were carrying a submarine rescue chamber designed during World War II that can reach a ... (more...)

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