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    Merkel's party to meet with SPD in bid to break Germany's deadlock

    Merkel's party to meet with SPD in bid to break Germany's deadlock


    (CNN)Germany's Social Democrats will meet next week with Chancellor Angela Merkel's alliance in a bid to break the country's post-election political deadlock, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced Friday morning. The parties' leaders will meet at...

    (CNN)Germany's Social Democrats will meet next week with Chancellor Angela Merkel's alliance in a bid to break the country's post-election political deadlock, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced Friday morning. The parties' leaders will meet at Steinmeier's official residence in Berlin to discuss "the situation after the breakdown of the coalition talks." The announcement comes five days after the collapse of negotiations between Merkel's alliance of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union, the pro-business...
    What If We Kill Because We Always Think It’s The Right Thing To Do?

    What If We Kill Because We Always Think It’s The Right Thing To Do?


    Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling What if violent behavior – such as killing among human beings – is not necessarily a breach of moral codes but the very embodiment of them. At least that’s what moral psychologist Tage Shakti Rai and...

    Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling What if violent behavior – such as killing among human beings – is not necessarily a breach of moral codes but the very embodiment of them. At least that’s what moral psychologist Tage Shakti Rai and social anthropologist Alan Page Fiske maintains in “Virtuous Violence: Hurting and killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships.” In other words, they discovered people ultimately kill not because of revenge, political power or economic greed, but because they think it’s the right thing to do. Moreover, they believe the differences between moral codes used in killing can be found in various physiological aspects of the brain and...
    North Korea digs DMZ trench after recent defection

    North Korea digs DMZ trench after recent defection


    Analysis: Paul Adams, Seoul What the ambassador's photo appears to show is an effort by the North Korean military to avoid the mistakes of 13 November. On Wednesday, the UN accused the North Koreans of two violations...

    Analysis: Paul Adams, Seoul What the ambassador's photo appears to show is an effort by the North Korean military to avoid the mistakes of 13 November. On Wednesday, the UN accused the North Koreans of two violations of...
    Irish government fighting for survival ahead of key EU summit

    Irish government fighting for survival ahead of key EU summit


    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government was fighting for its survival on Friday after the party propping it up announced plans to break their agreement because of the handling of a policing scandal....

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government was fighting for its survival on Friday after the party propping it up announced plans to break their agreement because of the handling of a policing scandal. ......
    Oscar Pistorius has sentence increased from six years to 13 years and five months

    Oscar Pistorius has sentence increased from six years to 13 years and five months


    Oscar Pistorius has had his jail sentence more than doubled (Picture: Reuters) South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius has had his sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp increased from six years to 13 years and five months. Pistorius denied killing...

    Oscar Pistorius has had his jail sentence more than doubled (Picture: Reuters) South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius has had his sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp increased from six years to 13 years and five months. Pistorius denied killing Steenkamp in a rage, saying he...
    Key Haqqani network leader among dozens killed in Afghanistan

    Key Haqqani network leader among dozens killed in Afghanistan


    Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov 24 (ANI): A key leader of the Haqqani terrorist network was killed, along with dozens of...

    Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov 24 (ANI): A key leader of the Haqqani terrorist network was killed, along with dozens of other...
    Saudi Arabia continues to block humanitarian aid to Yemen

    Saudi Arabia continues to block humanitarian aid to Yemen


    Saudi-led coalition has failed to lift blockade on Yemen’s ports, leaving tens of thousands without food and...

    Saudi-led coalition has failed to lift blockade on Yemen’s ports, leaving tens of thousands without food and medicine...
    Trump hails military and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

    Trump hails military and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'


    PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: US President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at...

    PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: US President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised "big, beautiful fat tax cuts." Speaking in a live video teleconference from Palm Beach, Florida, with military personnel serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, Trump told them they were "very, very special people." He called troops in Afghanistan "brave, incredible fighters" who had "turned it around" in the past three to four months. "We opened it up; we said go ahead, we're going to fight to win," he said....
    New clue in search for Argentine submarine

    New clue in search for Argentine submarine


    MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina - Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously searched area after officials said on Wednesday that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue...

    MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina - Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously searched area after officials said on Wednesday that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location. Argentine Navy spokesman Captain Enrique Balbi said the "hydro-acoustic anomaly" was determined by the United States and specialist agencies to have been produced on Nov 15,...
    India slams Pak on Hafiz Saeed release

    India slams Pak on Hafiz Saeed release


    A day after a Lahore High Court judicial review board ordered 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest, India expressed "outrage", saying Pakistan has exposed its true face by attempting to "mainstream" UN-proscribed...

    A day after a Lahore High Court judicial review board ordered 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest, India expressed "outrage", saying Pakistan has exposed its true face by attempting to "mainstream" UN-proscribed terrorists. The Ministry of External Affairs said the order confirms the "lack of seriousness" on Pakistan's part in bringing terrorists...
    US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

    US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies


    On Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced in a statement that the ads will fill the US media starting from November 30 and into the next year....

    On Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced in a statement that the ads will fill the US media starting from November 30 and into the next year. ......
    Some Southern California cities record hottest Thanksgiving Day ever

    Some Southern California cities record hottest Thanksgiving Day ever


    LOS ANGELES >> Thursday, Nov. 23 was the hottest Thanksgiving Day ever in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. The noon temperature in downtown L.A. hit 91 degrees at the official station, at USC. The previous record, 90, was set on Nov. 23, 1903, National...

    LOS ANGELES >> Thursday, Nov. 23 was the hottest Thanksgiving Day ever in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. The noon temperature in downtown L.A. hit 91 degrees at the official station, at USC. The previous record, 90, was set on Nov. 23, 1903, National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson said. In...
    Doctor Releases Information On North Korean Defector's Health

    Doctor Releases Information On North Korean Defector's Health


    The North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un has yet to comment on the dramatic video of a soldier escaping across the border into South Korea, according to CBS News. Most North Korean defectors travel north and cross the border into China, the report said....

    The North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un has yet to comment on the dramatic video of a soldier escaping across the border into South Korea, according to CBS News. Most North Korean defectors travel north and cross the border into China, the report said. Trying to escape through the heavily-armed border with South Korea is seen as a suicide mission, however, this soldier survived and may have crucial information, according to CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.The identity of the North Korean soldier — who drove an army jeep to the border and then ran — is still unknown, the report said. His former fellow soldiers shot at him 40 times and hit him at least five times. South Korean trauma...
    UK approach to Brexit 'chaotic'

    UK approach to Brexit 'chaotic'


    The leaked document is based on a compilation of political reports from Irish embassies across Europe, dated between 6 and 10 November. It claims that Brexit was barely mentioned during an autumn meeting between Mr Davis and French ministers for defence...

    The leaked document is based on a compilation of political reports from Irish embassies across Europe, dated between 6 and 10 November. It claims that Brexit was barely mentioned during an autumn meeting between Mr Davis and French ministers for defence and foreign affairs - something which was viewed as a wasted opportunity. The Czech deputy...
    This Thanksgiving, remember our troops

    This Thanksgiving, remember our troops


    (CNN)This Thanksgiving, it is not enough just to thank our troops for their service. Let's take time to think about them, their families and the wars this nation is asking them to fight. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon America is still engaged in post-9/11 wars....

    (CNN)This Thanksgiving, it is not enough just to thank our troops for their service. Let's take time to think about them, their families and the wars this nation is asking them to fight. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon America is still engaged in post-9/11 wars. And they are not ramping down. Indeed, two numbers that came to light this week made that clear and give us something to reflect on this Thanksgiving as we sit down for turkey and time with our families. "Number of US troops + DOD civilians in Middle East grew from 40,517 to 54,180 in past 4 mos, according to new DOD data," Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at Chatham House, shared on Twitter. His numbers came from...
    How soon will the 'ice apocalypse' come?

    How soon will the 'ice apocalypse' come?


    An emotive article on the ice apocalypse by Eric Holthaus describes a terrifying vision of catastrophic sea level rise this century caused by climate change and the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet. But how likely is this – and how soon could such a...

    An emotive article on the ice apocalypse by Eric Holthaus describes a terrifying vision of catastrophic sea level rise this century caused by climate change and the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet. But how likely is this – and how soon could such a future be here?...
    Zimbabwe's economic situation 'very difficult': IMF mission chief

    Zimbabwe's economic situation 'very difficult': IMF mission chief


    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's economic situation remains "very difficult" as sustainable growth is threatened by...

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's economic situation remains "very difficult" as sustainable growth is threatened by high...
    US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

    US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar


    WASHINGTON (AP) " The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 620,000...

    WASHINGTON (AP) " The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 620,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Myanmar's security forces and "local vigilantes" for what he called "intolerable suffering" by the Rohingya. Although the military has accused Rohingya ......
    Australian White Paper 'irresponsible' says Chinese foreign ministry

    Australian White Paper 'irresponsible' says Chinese foreign ministry


    Beijing: The Chinese government has rebuked Australia for "irresponsible" remarks about Chinese island building in the South China Sea in its Foreign Policy White...

    Beijing: The Chinese government has rebuked Australia for "irresponsible" remarks about Chinese island building in the South China Sea in its Foreign Policy White Paper...
    Russia Joins 'Critical' Efforts For Finding Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan

    Russia Joins 'Critical' Efforts For Finding Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan


    Argentina accepted help from Russia on Wednesday for the ongoing search for the military submarine that went missing with 44 crew while traveling in the southern Atlantic a week ago, according to Reuters. President Mauricio Macri and Russian President...

    Argentina accepted help from Russia on Wednesday for the ongoing search for the military submarine that went missing with 44 crew while traveling in the southern Atlantic a week ago, according to Reuters. President Mauricio Macri and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone when Moscow offered to deploy a survey vessel with a crew who had experience running similar operations. More than a dozen other countries are taking part in the search efforts, including Britain, Chile, Brazil, and the United States. The ARA San Juan initially reported an electric breakdown but vanished after that report when it last made contact with naval officers on last Wednesday. Navy spokesman Captain...
    Venezuela Arrests Five US Citgo Executives As 'Traitors'

    Venezuela Arrests Five US Citgo Executives As 'Traitors'


    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the Venezuelan-American executives that were arrested in a corruption probe from the oil refiner Citgo would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors," despite a request from the U.S. to free them, according...

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the Venezuelan-American executives that were arrested in a corruption probe from the oil refiner Citgo would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors," despite a request from the U.S. to free them, according to The Washington Post. A source familiar with the matter said that five of six executives from the U.S.-based refiner Citgo were arrested in Caracas earlier this week which added further complications to Venezuela's wide-ranging anti-graft sweep of the oil industry. The six executives also included acting President of Citgo Jose Pereira, who has Venezuelan citizenship and U.S. permanent residency. Citgo has not responded to requests for...
    Former American Prisoner of North Korea Found Burned To Death in San Diego

    Former American Prisoner of North Korea Found Burned To Death in San Diego


    A United States citizen that survived being imprisoned in North Korea died in a fire in San Diego, according to authorities on Tuesday. Newsweek said the victim was 38-year-old Aijalon Mahli Gomes, who recently moved to San Diego from Boston. The police...

    A United States citizen that survived being imprisoned in North Korea died in a fire in San Diego, according to authorities on Tuesday. Newsweek said the victim was 38-year-old Aijalon Mahli Gomes, who recently moved to San Diego from Boston. The police said that an off-duty police officer spotted Gomes when he was engulfed in flames in a dirt field on 11:30 p.m. on November 17. The officer stopped to provide aid and called for firefighters who eventually arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Initial findings suggest that Gomes's death was not a homicide, but an investigation is ongoing into the origin and cause of the fire. “The preliminary investigation indicates the death is...
    South Korea Considers Scrapping Joint Military Exercises With U.S. For Olympics

    South Korea Considers Scrapping Joint Military Exercises With U.S. For Olympics


    South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, Reuters reported. North Korea denounces regular military...

    South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, Reuters reported. North Korea denounces regular military exercises between South Korean and U.S. forces as preparations to invade it, and it has at times conducted missile tests or taken other aggressive action in response. The Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25, with the Paralympics on March 8-18. The South’s Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified South Korean presidential office official, said Thursday the option of scrapping the exercise had been considered for “a...
    New York Hotel To Shed 'Trump' Name Amid Sagging Business

    New York Hotel To Shed 'Trump' Name Amid Sagging Business


    The Trump SoHo hotel is dropping the name it shares with the U.S. president, The Associated Press reports. The Trump Organization said Wednesday that it is ending its licensing deal with the New York hotel amid reports that the property has struggled to...

    The Trump SoHo hotel is dropping the name it shares with the U.S. president, The Associated Press reports. The Trump Organization said Wednesday that it is ending its licensing deal with the New York hotel amid reports that the property has struggled to attract business. The company owned by President Donald Trump said that it has signed a deal with the owners of the hotel and residential tower to end management of the property and the use of the Trump name. The announcement comes as the company's other hotels and resorts around the world are showing mixed results. The tower in the hip, touristy Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo has been the source of controversy and trouble for years. One of...
    Daredevil To Set Out In Homemade Rocket To Dispel Myth Of Spherical Earth

    Daredevil To Set Out In Homemade Rocket To Dispel Myth Of Spherical Earth


    A daredevil will try to prove that the Earth is flat by launching himself 1,800 feet over the California desert Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal, The Washington Post reports. Mike Hughes believes that the whole idea of a spherical earth was...

    A daredevil will try to prove that the Earth is flat by launching himself 1,800 feet over the California desert Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal, The Washington Post reports. Mike Hughes believes that the whole idea of a spherical earth was fabricated by a conspiracy of billionaire astronauts, and Saturday’s flight is the first step in the California man’s efforts to dispel the idea. Assuming the 500-mph (805-kmh), mile-long (1.6 km-long) flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Hughes told The Associated Press, his journey into the sky will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program. Hughes's ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him...
    PNG, Immigration Officers Begin Operation To Remove Refugees From Manus Island

    PNG, Immigration Officers Begin Operation To Remove Refugees From Manus Island


    Refugees announced on social media that a police operation was underway on Manus Island and that both Papua New Guinea police officers and Australian immigration officers entered the detention center in an effort to force the refugees out on Thursday...

    Refugees announced on social media that a police operation was underway on Manus Island and that both Papua New Guinea police officers and Australian immigration officers entered the detention center in an effort to force the refugees out on Thursday morning, according to The Guardian. The humanitarian crisis has been ongoing for three weeks but refugees reported that a large number of officers were swarming the detention center, including the paramilitary police Mobile Squad, and ordered the men to leave within an hour. The officers demanded the detainees hand over any phones and although weapons have not been seen on site, refugees said the men were intimidating and aggressive as they took...
    Parisian Lawmakers Vote To Scrap City's Giant Ferris Wheel

    Parisian Lawmakers Vote To Scrap City's Giant Ferris Wheel


    The Paris city council has voted to axe the Grande Roue, the city’s version of the London Eye, The Guardian reports. The ferris wheel, operated by the “fairground king” Marcel Campion, will be closed after July 2018. The councilors voted almost...

    The Paris city council has voted to axe the Grande Roue, the city’s version of the London Eye, The Guardian reports. The ferris wheel, operated by the “fairground king” Marcel Campion, will be closed after July 2018. The councilors voted almost unanimously against renewing Campion’s license for the attraction, which has sat intermittently on the Place de la Concorde near the Louvre museum since 1993. Permanent removal of the wheel would help protect the area’s “historic visual appearance,” they said. The deputy mayor, Bruno Julliard, said the councilors indicated they were not against a ferris wheel being erected elsewhere. The attraction could be set up in time for next year’s Christmas...
    Improved Economy Boosting Christmas Tree Prices This Year

    Improved Economy Boosting Christmas Tree Prices This Year


    You should expect to pay a little more for your Christmas tree this year, growers say, and you should start looking now, CBS News reports. That's because a glut of trees coupled with the deep recession a decade ago forced farmers to reduce plantings,...

    You should expect to pay a little more for your Christmas tree this year, growers say, and you should start looking now, CBS News reports. That's because a glut of trees coupled with the deep recession a decade ago forced farmers to reduce plantings, making supply short now – just as demand recovered along with the economy. Some farms went out of business, while others were forced to scale back, hurt further by a surge in artificial tree popularity. That means even though the economy is better now and demand is rising, supply is tight. Trees take an average of seven to 10 years to cultivate and harvest, depending on variety. Doug Hundley, spokesman for the National Christmas Tree Association...
    Russia's Putin Wins Over Iran and Turkey To Support New Syria Peace Effort

    Russia's Putin Wins Over Iran and Turkey To Support New Syria Peace Effort


    Russia's Vladimir Putin was able to win the support of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, continuing his push for a diplomatic end to the civil war that's been led by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad, according to...

    Russia's Vladimir Putin was able to win the support of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, continuing his push for a diplomatic end to the civil war that's been led by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad, according to Reuters. Syrian opposition groups have remained firm in their demand that Assad is removed from power, according to Al Arabiya television who said the leaders did not soften their response during a recent meeting in Saudi Arabia. Two days after meeting with Assad in the Black Sea city of Sochi, Putin hosted his counterparts Tayyip Recep Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani who released a joint statement that called on the Syrian government and moderate...
    How JFK's Back Pain Could Have Contributed To His Assassination

    How JFK's Back Pain Could Have Contributed To His Assassination


    While conspiracy theorists continue to debate who pulled the trigger that killed President John F. Kennedy, historians say that a more likely culprit for one of the reasons why Kennedy died was his lifelong struggle with back pain, according to CNN....

    While conspiracy theorists continue to debate who pulled the trigger that killed President John F. Kennedy, historians say that a more likely culprit for one of the reasons why Kennedy died was his lifelong struggle with back pain, according to CNN. Kennedy had a long habit of wearing a tight back brace that may have prohibited him from recoiling to the floor of his car after the assassin's first bullet hit him in the neck before the second shot killed him. "The brace was a firmly bound corset, around his hips and lower back and higher up," said Dr. Thomas Pait, a spinal neurosurgeon who co-authored a paper about Kennedy's failed back surgeries. "He tightly laced it and put a wide Ace...
    Armed Men in Luhansk Coup From Fired Interior Minister: Ukraine Rebel Leader

    Armed Men in Luhansk Coup From Fired Interior Minister: Ukraine Rebel Leader


    On Tuesday morning, the citizens of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine found themselves surrounded by armored vehicles and soldiers wearing unidentified uniforms with automatic rifles around the central streets and closing off major squares, according to The...

    On Tuesday morning, the citizens of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine found themselves surrounded by armored vehicles and soldiers wearing unidentified uniforms with automatic rifles around the central streets and closing off major squares, according to The Independent. TV and radio broadcasts were pulled while the green men refused to identify who they were working for, but soon the local interior ministry claimed it was a training exercise for interior troops. The spokesman for the official leadership of the Luhansk People's Republic only said that "everything" was "under control" for the Russian-backed breakaway region. Local police chief Igor Plotnitsky and head of the LNR said that it was...
    US Navy Aircraft Carrying 11 Crashes Off Coast of Japan

    US Navy Aircraft Carrying 11 Crashes Off Coast of Japan


    President Donald Trump announced that the United States Navy was conducting a search and rescue operation for three missing sailors after a plane carrying 11 passengers crashed into the sea of Okinawa, Japan on Wednesday, according to Business Insider....

    President Donald Trump announced that the United States Navy was conducting a search and rescue operation for three missing sailors after a plane carrying 11 passengers crashed into the sea of Okinawa, Japan on Wednesday, according to Business Insider. Eight of the passengers have already been recovered alive after the aircraft crashed en route to the USS Ronald Reagan, the US's forward-deployed aircraft carrier. The accident is the fourth involving the US Navy's Pacific or 7th Fleet this year, including previous crashes involving the guided missile destroyers the USS Fitzgerald, USS John McCain, and a non-fatal crash involving the USS Benfold. A total of 17 people have died in crashes...
    Defying National Anthem No Slam-Dunk for This Muslim Basketball Player In Kansas

    Defying National Anthem No Slam-Dunk for This Muslim Basketball Player In Kansas


    Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Kansans who consider themselves red-blooded and American patriots were recently outraged over Rasool Samir, a 19-year-old Muslim red-shirted freshman who decided to shoot free-throws during the National...

    Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Kansans who consider themselves red-blooded and American patriots were recently outraged over Rasool Samir, a 19-year-old Muslim red-shirted freshman who decided to shoot free-throws during the National Anthem. Not only did a fan physically confront the junior college basketball player, but his actions possibly caused his dismissal from the team. Meanwhile, some are again warning of an Islamic plot and threatening to secede. Literal Rockets Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air Just as the announcer asked everyone to stand for the National Anthem during Garden City’s season opener, Samir, who was seated on the bench, decided to grab a basketball...
    US airstrike kills more than 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

    US airstrike kills more than 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia


    Washington, Nov 22 : The airstrike carried out in coordination with Somali authorities left over 100 members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group dead, the US military informed. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted...

    Washington, Nov 22 : The airstrike carried out in coordination with Somali authorities left over 100 members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group dead, the US military informed. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia...
    Apple supplier used illegal teenage labor to assemble the iPhone X: report

    Apple supplier used illegal teenage labor to assemble the iPhone X: report


    Apple admits a supplier used illegal teen labor to assemble the iPhone X. (Dreamstime/TNS) If you own an iPhone X, there is a chance your prized smartphone was built from forced labor of Chinese high school students. Apple and its largest Chinese...

    Apple admits a supplier used illegal teen labor to assemble the iPhone X. (Dreamstime/TNS) If you own an iPhone X, there is a chance your prized smartphone was built from forced labor of Chinese high school students. Apple and its largest Chinese supplier, Foxconn, acknowledged that students did work in the latter’s factories to assemble the iPhone X to keep up with the demand. Despite Apple and Foxconn saying the students volunteered to work at the factories, students told the Financial Times that they needed to work at the factories for three months to graduate...
    U.S. slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

    U.S. slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies


    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue....

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a North Korean corporation involved in exporting workers overseas. The action came a day after the United States returned North Korea to its list of state sponsors of terrorism. “These designations include companies that have engaged in trade with North Korea cumulatively worth hundreds of millions of dollars,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “We are also...
    US government warns citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia

    US government warns citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia


    The US State Department cautioned citizens on Tuesday to "consider the risks" before travelling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the potential for ballistic missile attacks on civilians by Houthi rebels in Yemen. The warning comes two weeks...

    The US State Department cautioned citizens on Tuesday to "consider the risks" before travelling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the potential for ballistic missile attacks on civilians by Houthi rebels in Yemen. The warning comes two weeks after US-allied Saudi Arabia said it had shot down a...
    Mnangagwa to Be Sworn in President as Mugabe Resigns

    Mnangagwa to Be Sworn in President as Mugabe Resigns


    AU, UK, US welcome resignation Okechukwu Uwaezuoke with agency reports Shortly after the Zimbabwean parliament began an impeachment process to end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule in the country that he fought to liberate from colonial rule, the embattled...

    AU, UK, US welcome resignation Okechukwu Uwaezuoke with agency reports Shortly after the Zimbabwean parliament began an impeachment process to end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule in the country that he fought to liberate from colonial rule, the embattled president finally threw in the towel Tuesday, paving the way for his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as the country’s new president. Immediately the Speaker of the parliament Jacob Mudenda announced Mugabe’s resignation, wild celebrations broke out at the joint sitting of parliament and suspended the impeachment process, reported Reuters. There were also wild celebrations in the streets of Harare, as cars honked their horns and...
    Partridge Family Heartthrob David Cassidy Dies at 67

    Partridge Family Heartthrob David Cassidy Dies at 67


    David Cassidy's publicist Jo-Ann Geffen announced that the celebrity who rose to fame as the former teenage heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family" has died at the age of 67, according to CNN. The singer-actor was recently admitted to the...

    David Cassidy's publicist Jo-Ann Geffen announced that the celebrity who rose to fame as the former teenage heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family" has died at the age of 67, according to CNN. The singer-actor was recently admitted to the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital and was in critical condition and suffered from organ failure before his death on Tuesday. "David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years," Geffen said. Cassidy's nephew, Jack Cassidy, tweeted" My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away...
    October In Mexico Was The Deadliest Month on Record, 2017 Slated To Be Worst Year Ever

    October In Mexico Was The Deadliest Month on Record, 2017 Slated To Be Worst Year Ever


    Mexico had more murders on record in October than in any month over the last 20 years, according to official data for the grim year of 2017 which is on course to have the highest homicide tally since modern records began, according to Reuters. Mexican...

    Mexico had more murders on record in October than in any month over the last 20 years, according to official data for the grim year of 2017 which is on course to have the highest homicide tally since modern records began, according to Reuters. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has promised to fight the growing violence but has so far failed to take down the drug cartels fueling the murders before next July's presidential election where he will face a fierce fight to help his centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in power. The data was published by Mexico's interior ministry on Monday which showed that 2,371 murder investigations were opened in October this year. The 20,878...
    Additional Remains of Sgt. La David Johnson Found in Niger

    Additional Remains of Sgt. La David Johnson Found in Niger


    A United States military official confirmed to ABC News that additional remains of killed U.S. soldier Sgt. La David Johnson were found on Nov. 12 at the site in Niger where his body was recovered. Johnson was slain along with three other U.S. soldiers...

    A United States military official confirmed to ABC News that additional remains of killed U.S. soldier Sgt. La David Johnson were found on Nov. 12 at the site in Niger where his body was recovered. Johnson was slain along with three other U.S. soldiers when their patrol of 12 U.S. and 30 Nigerian forces were ambushed by an ISIS-affiliated group after departing from the village of Tongo Tongo on Oct. 4. "We can confirm that the Armed Forces Medical Examiner has positively identified these remains as those of Sgt. Johnson," Dana W. White, the chief Department of Defense spokesperson, said in a statement today. "The department continues to conduct a detailed and thorough investigation into the...
    Proposed Cuts In Foreign Aid Could Cause Malaria Resurgence

    Proposed Cuts In Foreign Aid Could Cause Malaria Resurgence


    British researchers say that if U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44 percent of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria,...

    British researchers say that if U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44 percent of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria, Reuters reports. A new, mathematical modeling study estimates that PMI-funded interventions have prevented 185 million malaria cases and saved 940,049 lives since it was first launched under President George W. Bush in 2005. If PMI funding is maintained, it will prevent 162 million more cases of malaria and save 692,589 lives between 2017 and 2020, the researchers calculate. But if the PMI budget is reduced by 44 percent, as proposed in President...
    China Sentences Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong to 2 Years in Prison

    China Sentences Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong to 2 Years in Prison


    Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and activist Jiang Tianyong was sentenced to two years in prison on the charge of inciting subversion of state power on Tuesday, the latest in a series of verdicts targeting activists that has drawn international...

    Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and activist Jiang Tianyong was sentenced to two years in prison on the charge of inciting subversion of state power on Tuesday, the latest in a series of verdicts targeting activists that has drawn international criticism to China, according to ABC News. The Intermediate People's Court in the central city of Changsha read the verdict at a brief hearing, according to an announcement on the court's official account of the Sina Weibo microblogging social media site. The court also included a video of Jiang wearing a black jacket while listening to the courtroom, sitting expressionless as the judge read out the verdict. The court said Jiang would not be...
    VA Study Shows Parasite From Vietnam May Be Killing Veterans

    VA Study Shows Parasite From Vietnam May Be Killing Veterans


    A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet. Test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast...

    A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet. Test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia, The Associated Press reports. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live. Of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering...
    Border Patrol Agent's Death In Texas Leaves Many Questions

    Border Patrol Agent's Death In Texas Leaves Many Questions


    Details remain scant in what the FBI describes as a "tragic incident" that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another in serious condition, CNN reports. The FBI said both men were found injured late Saturday in a culvert area – a tunnel structure...

    Details remain scant in what the FBI describes as a "tragic incident" that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another in serious condition, CNN reports. The FBI said both men were found injured late Saturday in a culvert area – a tunnel structure used for water drainage – in southwest Texas. Rogelio Martinez, 36, died from his injuries at a hospital Sunday morning. His partner, who hasn't been identified, remains hospitalized in serious condition. The two Border Patrol agents suffered traumatic head injuries and other wounds such as broken bones, according to the FBI, which is leading the investigation. The results of Martinez's autopsy are pending. Although there hasn't been an...
    Trump Defends Alabama Senate Candidate Moore Despite Misconduct Allegations

    Trump Defends Alabama Senate Candidate Moore Despite Misconduct Allegations


    A lot is at stake in next month’s special Alabama Senate race and U.S. President Donald Trump is pulling out all stops to ensure the seat formerly belonging to current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Republican, remains in the hands of...

    A lot is at stake in next month’s special Alabama Senate race and U.S. President Donald Trump is pulling out all stops to ensure the seat formerly belonging to current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Republican, remains in the hands of Republicans, Reuters reported Tuesday. Trump Tuesday defended embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore, saying Moore denied allegations of sexual misconduct while at the same time emphasizing he did not want Moore’s Democratic opponent to win, the report said. Previously, the report said, Trump had said Moore should step aside if the allegations were true. Speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving for a trip to Florida, the president left...