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Cambodia: Banning of opposition party a "blatant act of political repression"

Cambodia: Banning of opposition party a The government accused the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party of involvement in a plot to topple the government and asked the judiciary to dissolve it. "One thing remains crystal clear: the CNRP was dissolved not for breaking any laws, but simply for being too popular and a threat to the ruling party's dominance", said the APHR chair Charles Santiago, a member of the Malaysian parliament. [Full Article...]

Driven By China, Global Carbon Emissions Rise in 2017

Driven By China, Global Carbon Emissions Rise in 2017 The annual report released Monday by the Global Carbon Project provides fuel to environmentalists to argue that the slowdown in emissions growth was more of a fluke than the start of a pattern. "The past three years - '14, '15, '16 - were quite exceptional in so far as that in the whole record, it's the first time that we saw emissions not growing at the same time as the global economy was gro... [Full Article...]

ASEAN chief: Legally-binding East Sea Code of Conduct needed

ASEAN chief: Legally-binding East Sea Code of Conduct needed Despite a period of relative stability in the South China Sea , some countries at the summit said this shouldn't be taken for granted. China claims almost all of the sea, even approaching the coasts of its neighbours. China and ASEAN representatives in August this year agreed to establish a framework for the code of conduct in the South China Sea to diffuse tensions in the region that coul... [Full Article...]

Students threatened school shooting

Students threatened school shooting However, according to police, she continued to be disorderly by pounding on the glass and wood portions of the office door, destroying the door blinds. When staff tried to remove the 15-year-old, she pushed two of them to the floor which resulted in one staff member sustaining an injury to their shoulder. [Full Article...]

Baltimore police detective shot in the head, gunman still at large

Baltimore police detective shot in the head, gunman still at large Officials say the officer involved was admitted to shock trauma where he is in critical condition. Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement Wednesday night on the Baltimore Police detective that was shot in the line of duty. "My heart and my prayers go out to this detective's family". Officers cordoned off streets and combed alleyways as they searched for a shooter. The neighborhood has a num... [Full Article...]

Japan, US to play 'lead role' in bolstering reg'l security: Abe

Japan, US to play 'lead role' in bolstering reg'l security: Abe Despite the United Nations' economic sanctions and extensive condemnation by the foreign community, North Korea has continued to strengthen its nuclear program. At the summit, Abe and Tillerson are expected to call for applying "maximum pressure" on North Korea in concert with the worldwide community to compel it to stop nuclear and ballistic missile tests and engage in credible talks for its denu... [Full Article...]

Individual Mandate Repeal Brings Back Health Care Chaos

Individual Mandate Repeal Brings Back Health Care Chaos It has sharp political stakes for Trump, who lacks a major legislative achievement after almost 10 months in office. Senate Republicans failed to repeal the ACA earlier this year. Lindsey Graham, the senator from SC, said the other day, we're going to lose donations if we don't pass this tax bill. Trump plans an in-person appeal to House Republicans before the vote. [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump hold talks on defence, security issues in Manila

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump hold talks on defence, security issues in Manila According to a readout of the meeting released by the Trump's press secretary, he and Modi discussed "the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and India and their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region". [Full Article...]

Medvedev seeks deeper ASEAN-Russian cooperation

Medvedev seeks deeper ASEAN-Russian cooperation South Korean President Moon Jae-in held talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday and agreed to further develop their countries' economic cooperation and step up efforts to peacefully denuclearize North Korea. Yuri Kirdyushkin and Anastasia Novopashina ". Speaking about the prospects for cooperation in the field of infrastructure prime minister said that: "Taking into accou... [Full Article...]

PM Abbasi issues directives for Hajj policy 2018

PM Abbasi issues directives for Hajj policy 2018 MNA Abdul Qahar Khan Wadan said this package would help to uplift the backward areas of Balochistan. Successive governments remained focused on development and mainstreaming of Balochistan and announced packages that were implemented with varying degrees of success. [Full Article...]

Q Poll: Support for gun buy background check at all-time high

Q Poll: Support for gun buy background check at all-time high The latest poll shows 95 percent support for universal background checks, including 94 percent in households where there is a gun. Ninety-four percent of those voters supported background checks. Similar proportions of North Carolinians in 2017 (88 percent) and 2016 (84 percent) said they support improving enforcement of existing gun laws. In 2010, respected public opinion polling analyst Nate Sil... [Full Article...]

More Than 40 Aftershocks Detected in Pohang as of Thurs

More Than 40 Aftershocks Detected in Pohang as of Thurs The quake caused visible damaged to buildings, roads and cars parked in the streets. "We need to prepare for the possibility of a quake of 7 magnitude or higher, and bolster efforts to have more quake-resistant buildings and facilities around us", Hong Tae-kyung, earth science professor at Yonsei University, told Yonhap , calling more for more research into unknown active fault lines in the reg... [Full Article...]

Fears for missing British explorer searching for jungle tribe

Fears for missing British explorer searching for jungle tribe She said: "I am not anxious about the indigenous local tribes". "Last time, the Yaifo "greeted" me with a terrifying show of strength, an energetic dance featuring their bows and arrows", he wrote. Allen had met them some thirty years ago. "Nor do I have an obvious means of returning to the outside world, which is somewhat worrying, especially at my advanced age". [Full Article...]

As Trump leaves, 'America First' rings in Asian ears

As Trump leaves, 'America First' rings in Asian ears Mr. Trump declined to answer shouted questions from the handful of reporters allowed into the Diplomatic Room of the White House, as controversy swirls in Washington , D.C. For Asian leaders, Mr Trump's off-the-cuff style, freewheeling tweets, and rhetorical hyperbole, must have been daunting. "In Japan, the two nations launched the Strategic Energy Partnership, which supports universal acces... [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Philippines

PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Philippines The government has used technology to reach people, Modi said, according to News18. "The "Act East" policy of my government puts this region at the centre of our engagement". "These steps, coupled with demonetisation of high value notes has resulted in formalising a large part of our economy", Modi said. He said the Indian diaspora in the region has a key role to play in nurturing this heritage. [Full Article...]

Number of global terrorist attacks down, but Europe faces evolving threat

Number of global terrorist attacks down, but Europe faces evolving threat Iraq was the only country of the five most affected by terrorism to record an increase in deaths, as ISIS increased suicide attacks to make up for lost territory. The data set, collated by America┬┤s University of Maryland, is considered the most comprehensive of its kind globally. Fatalities from terrorism fell 13 percent to 25,673 past year, 22 percent lower than the 2014 peak, accordin... [Full Article...]

Alwar lynching case: Two arrested, four identified; Congress calls incident 'unfortunate'

Alwar lynching case: Two arrested, four identified; Congress calls incident 'unfortunate' Mentioning about the investigation being conducted in the case, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that the investigation is on and two people have already been arrested. The police suspect that the crowd had attacked Umar Khan and two others under the impression that they were smuggling cows. "When it did, they first threw nails in its path, but the pick-up truck moved on for a few metres", s... [Full Article...]

Sasikala's nephew says no political motive in the IT raids

Sasikala's nephew says no political motive in the IT raids However, the I-T officials have denied giving any confirmation above reports and have said that they will give detailed information of the raids only after completing the five-day search. Officials have aided 10 "assessee groups" at 187 locations across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Delhi over suspected tax evasion. To a question on the nature of undisclosed income, he said this rel... [Full Article...]

Fire damages historic shrine in Srinagar

Fire damages historic shrine in Srinagar The incident took place at around 1 am, the officials of Fire and Emergency Department said adding 22 fire tenders along with pumps were dispatched to the spot immediately to douse the flames. She expressed deep appreciation for the local youth who came forward and prevented the fire from spreading. Emotional scenes were witnessed when people came to know about the blaze in the shrine. [Full Article...]

The US-Philippine relationship is central to two of Asia's thorniest issues

The US-Philippine relationship is central to two of Asia's thorniest issues It is unclear whether Trump raised the issue of human rights when he saw Duterte. But given the administration's lack of credibility in raising human rights abuses , he said, they have pivoted to a different tack, focusing on worldwide attention. [Full Article...]


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