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Tory MPs issue Brexit transition warning

Tory MPs issue Brexit transition warning Around 40 MPs are understood to have signed the letter, which warns that any transition deal that includes remaining in the single market or customs union would be seen as staying in the EU "by stealth". The Prime Minister has been steered towards a softer Brexit following her disastrous performance in the general election that saw her party lose its overall majority. [Full Article...]

CBI registers corruption case against Jayanthi Natarajan, searches her home

CBI registers corruption case against Jayanthi Natarajan, searches her home Ms Natarajan, who was with the Congress for 30 years, quit the party in 2015 over differences with vice-president Rahul Gandhi who she accused of publicly criticising her decisions as environment minister while privately instructing her to protecting the environment. [Full Article...]

S.Korea protesters clash over USA anti-missile launchers

S.Korea protesters clash over USA anti-missile launchers South Korea said on Monday it will temporarily deploy four remaining launchers for a U.S. THAAD missile defence system after the completion of an environmental assessment by the government. They continue to block the only road leading to the site. The battery is capable of intercepting most North Korean missiles, except ICBMs. China has opposed deployment of THAAD, saying its powerful radar can pr... [Full Article...]

North Korea marks founding anniversary as tensions grow

North Korea marks founding anniversary as tensions grow Some experts believe that the US and the worldwide community may have to accept, at least temporarily, an agreement in which the North would place ceilings on its nuclear program and stop its testing of nuclear devices and delivery systems. [Full Article...]

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on four day visit to Jammu & Kashmir

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on four day visit to Jammu & Kashmir The spokesman said the delegations apprised the Union Home Minister about the varied problems relating to their respective organisations and submitted memorandum and requested for their resolution of issues on priority. He also impressed upon the officers of the state and Central governments to work in a coordinated manner for timely implementation of projects under the PMDP. [Full Article...]

Nirmala Sitharaman sanctions 13 crore for ex-servicemen on day one of office

Nirmala Sitharaman sanctions 13 crore for ex-servicemen on day one of office Senior officials of the ministry were present and she briefly interacted with them after taking over as the minister. The Minister said indigenous manufacturing in defence will be one of the key areas for her, as envisioned in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Make in India programme. [Full Article...]

Japan, S Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions

Some 8,000 policemen were sent to the site in response to some 400 protesters who formed human chains and tried to stop the launchers being brought to the nearby artillery base. within range. "They'll eat grass, but they won't abandon their program unless they feel secure", he told reporters Tuesday at an emerging markets summit in Xiamen, China, which was hosted by his Chinese counterpart Xi ... [Full Article...]

US Not Disputing NKorea's Claim To Have Tested H-Bomb

US Not Disputing NKorea's Claim To Have Tested H-Bomb Last year, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on the September 9 anniversary. That test, along with a series of missile launches, showed it was close to achieving its goal of developing a powerful nuclear weapon that could reach the United States. [Full Article...]

Equality campaign launches new ads calling for marriage equality

Equality campaign launches new ads calling for marriage equality Senior counsel Kate Richardson, acting for the case brought before the court by Australian Marriage Equality and Senator Janet Rice for the Human Rights Law Centre, focused on the Appropriation Act. With the result set to be declared by November 15, a major concern is what effect the debate for and against same-sex marriage will have on the community, with Lisa Golding from the Cairns LGBT... [Full Article...]

Sunny, cool weekend as we await the impacts from Irma next week

Sunny, cool weekend as we await the impacts from Irma next week We have continued cool, crisp nights with sunny, warmer days through Monday . The high will remain firmly in control of our weather Monday and Tuesday , keeping our skies mostly sunny. Irma is a unsafe Category Five hurricane with winds reaching over 185mph. The latest weather model data takes the center of Irma across the Florida Keys Sunday morning into Southwest Florida late Sunday . [Full Article...]

Army Chief Bipin Rawat's Arrogance Taints India's Image, Says Chinese Media

Army Chief Bipin Rawat's Arrogance Taints India's Image, Says Chinese Media While speaking at a seminar, General Rawat said "flexing of muscle" had already begun and China was gradually "salami slicing" into India's territory. And Rawat may have given the statement to counter aggression, show that India is prepared under the nuclear threshold, and to boost the confidence of the troops. [Full Article...]

China's CEFC buys into Russian Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes

China's CEFC buys into Russian Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes CEFC China Energy has signed a deal with the consortium of Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA ) to purchase 14.16% stake of state-owned Russian oil firm Rosneft in a US$9.1 billion deal. It is pending final negotiations and regulatory approvals. Of that, EUR2.80 billion was in equity with the other EUR7.40 billion sourced from Russian banks. [Full Article...]

University of California sues over Trump immigrant decision

University of California sues over Trump immigrant decision The Regents of the University of California and Napolitano filed the civil lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of the department. "We see the exceptional contributions that young dreamers make every day", she said. The Center for American Progress (CAP) framed the data this way: the average age of all DACA applicants is 20 years old. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin: Donald Trump Can't Disappoint Me, We're Not Married

Vladimir Putin: Donald Trump Can't Disappoint Me, We're Not Married The separatists have opposed Ukraine's suggestion to deploy peacekeepers in the war zone. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Foreign Ministry to submit the draft after voicing the idea at a press conference following the three-day BRICS summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: 70000 in shelters, 3.4 mn may face power cut

Hurricane Irma: 70000 in shelters, 3.4 mn may face power cut FPL, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc, generates enough power for about 1.9 million homes at the Turkey Point and St. Lucie plants, which are both along Florida's Atlantic Coast, about 20 feet (6 meters) above sea level. "We think this could be the most challenging restoration in the history of the US", McGrath said. According to the company's website, it could take up to four days to re... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose threatens to hit Caribbean islands that Hurricane Irma just destroyed

Hurricane Jose threatens to hit Caribbean islands that Hurricane Irma just destroyed It is wider than our entire state", he said , warning of 3m of storm surge , which is enough to reach the roofs of many homes. "If you are planning to leave and do not leave tonight, you will have to ride out this extremely risky storm at your own risk", Florida governor Rick Scott said Friday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma Causes Ocean to Disappear in Bahamas

Hurricane Irma Causes Ocean to Disappear in Bahamas The ominous-looking occurrence was in fact caused by a combination of low tide, low pressure and strong winds in the right direction, which literally pushed the water away from the long narrow bay. In the center of the storm, pressure is very low which draws water upward into itself. It is quite noticeable in Long Island because this is a shallow area with unvarying depth. [Full Article...]

NC Emergency Management teams at work on Irma preps

The region's universities, which have substantial numbers of students and faculty commuting along narrow mountain roads that susceptible to landslides and through valleys that could be threatened by flooding, are also keeping an eye on the system. [Full Article...]

Ancient Goldsmith's Tomb Filled with Mummies Discovered in Luxor

Ancient Goldsmith's Tomb Filled with Mummies Discovered in Luxor The couple lived in the 15th century B.C., during the 18th dynasty, which is part of a period in Egypt's historythat modern-day scholars call the New Kingdom, said Khaled El-Enany, Egypt's antiquities minister, during the press conference. [Full Article...]

Death Toll Rises to 64 in Mexican Earthquake

Death Toll Rises to 64 in Mexican Earthquake The quake that hit minutes before midnight Thursday was strong enough to cause buildings to sway violently in the capital city more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. Throughout Friday, the region was shaken with scores of aftershocks. The 'message of sympathy " was sent out by President Abdulla Yameen, where he had also said that he was deeply "grieved' to learn about the devastation caus... [Full Article...]


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