Thursday, 24 May 2018
Latest news
Home » World News

World News

Sweden and India announce innovation partnership

perth_map

The Nordic countries and India reaffirmed the need for reform of the UN Security Council, including its expansion in both permanent and non-permanent seats to make it more representative, accountable, effective and responsive to the realities of the 21st century. Read More »

Chemical arms inspectors enter Syrian town

perth_map

Sanders said the USA was still considering the sanctions, but they weren't coming on Monday. The US, UK and France could not "wait around" for an independent probe into the alleged chemical attack in Douma , and made a decision to bomb Syria based on reports and intelligence that cannot be revealed, the US State Department said. Read More »

Glitch delays start of TNReady testing

perth_map

By noon, after a system "reset" by Questar, the state reported that testing had resumed and urged districts to pick up where they left off. McQueen tweeted that 22,000 students had successfully completed online testing so far and thanked districts for their flexibility and patience. Read More »

Open Burn Ban & Red Flag Warning

perth_map

Winds during this time are expected to be around 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Winds do improve overnight, but they'll stay breezy and they'll likely still cause issues for firefighters. Behind the front on Wednesday winds will be lighter, but still on the strong side. A fire that broke out in a suburban Denver neighborhood in high winds has burned two homes. Read More »

National Weather Service: EF-1 tornado hit Upshur, Harrison counties

perth_map

An EF2 tornado would do considerable damage like roofs turn off well-constructed homes , mobile homes completely destroyed, large trees snapped or uprooted and cars lifted off the ground. Officials said the storm had a top wind speed of 87 miles per hour and a maximum path width of 100 yards. But, as the storm moved over them, they did record a 67mph wind gust. Read More »

Israel weighs consequences of US-led tripartite attack on Syria

perth_map

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an April 15 appearance on CBS' Face The Nation , "They continue to cause problems throughout the region, and we want to make sure that there is a hold". Israel and Syria are bitter enemies sharing a tense border. While not claiming responsibility for the T-4 strike, Israel has restated a policy of preventing Iran setting up a Syrian garrison. Read More »

European Union backs opening accession talks with Albania, Macedonia

perth_map

Brussels adds, though, that "the necessary structural reforms are a lengthy process which will take years and the damage of recent years can not be undone overnight". "Given the complex nature of the necessary reforms, it is a long term process", it accepts, adding that "it is important to recognize that the accession negotiations are not - and never have been - an end in themselves". Read More »

Jordan Peele alters Obama video to address fake news

perth_map

BuzzFeed published a video that appeared to show former US President Barack Obama cursing and calling President Donald Trump names, but revealed the clip was actually fabricated using emerging video-editing technology. For example, University of Washington computer scientists a year ago produced a video of Obama that demonstrated a program they had developed capable of "turning audio clips into a realistic, lip-synced video of the person speaking those words". Read More »

Internet existed in the days of Mahabharata: Tripura CM Biplab Deb

perth_map

To validate his point, Deb narrated the incident of blind king Dhirtishistra receiving timely updates on the war which was underway in Kurukshetra from his narrator Sanjay. He said since the era of the Mahabharata , India was top in technology but somehow in the middle, it got lost. A long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary, Biplab Deb became the Chief Minister of Tripura in March this year after BJP defeated CPM in the assembly elections. Read More »

Pound climbs to highest since Brexit vote

perth_map

Markets had been looking for wage growth of 3% so the number comes as a disappointment for some although, despite this, it is still significant. In their letter, which was printed in the Guardian newspaper on Tuesday, Bishop Jonathan and Dr Michael said: "We are concerned that the injustices that prompted last month's hunger strike at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre continue". Read More »

U.S. wants Arab force to replace its troops in Syria, WSJ

perth_map

Saudi Arabia may soon be sending troops to Syria . Speaking to reporters in Riyadh, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the deliberations on what type of force needs to remain in eastern Syria and where that force would come from are "ongoing". Read More »

Games: GOLDOC boss Beattie apologizes for closing ceremony 'stuff-up'

perth_map

Beattie, who had previously described the CWG as "inspirational" and "innovative", said he was disappointed the viewers at home did not get to see the athletes. Young performers fittingly took centre stage in the closing spectacular at Carrara Stadium. "If we'd left that briefing room with any indication given to us that no athletes would feature, then of course we would have made other arrangements to capture those moments". Read More »

PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Republicans Sour On Mueller, FBI

perth_map

Congressional Democrats and Republicans last week seemed to get on board with a compromise bill to fence off Mueller and his investigative team, who are looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Americans also think it's possible Russian Federation will seek to interfere in the US elections again this November, the poll indicates, and that Congress hasn't done enough to stop that from happening - though Republicans overwhelmingly don't believe that is a possibility. Read More »

Prominent Runners: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Citigroup Inc

perth_map

Overall, 31.33 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $18.26 Million. (NYSE: JPM ). Hugh Johnson Advsrs Ltd accumulated 11,694 shares. Therefore 48% are positive. Sandler O'Neill restated a "buy" rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Wells Fargo in a report on Friday. (NYSE:JPM) rating on Monday, October 17. Read More »

Summary of Ted Baker PLC (LON:TED) Ratings on April 17, 2018

perth_map

Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a GBX 400 ($4.99) target price on shares of BT Group plc in a research report on Thursday, December 8th. The Company's stores offer cakes, pastries, snacks, meals, and hot and cold drinks. Big Money Sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. MO's profit would be $1.78B giving it 17.09 P/E if the $0.94 EPS is correct. Read More »

Three BJP states to seek review of SC/ST order

perth_map

Close on the heels of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan favouring the inclusion of SC/ST Act and reservations for Dalits in Ninth Schedule of the Constitution so that they can not be challenged in a court of law, DMK working president M. Punia said the Additional DG, CID, Chhattisgarh, in a circular has directed the state police to implement the "diluted" version of the SC/ST Act. "If the Supreme Court were to review the changes, then, of course, the police would do so too", a senior police ... Read More »

BJP ministers told to resign from Mehbooba's government

perth_map

Currently, 14 portfolios are with the PDP and the remaining with the BJP. The announcement came two days after two BJP ministers, Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, had tendered their resignations to the chief minister in the wake of protest following the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu's Kathua earlier this year. Read More »

UN Yemen Envoy: Missiles Launched at Saudi Arabia Hinder Peace

perth_map

A negotiated political settlement through inclusive intra-Yemeni dialogue is the only way to end the Yemeni conflict and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis, he said. He was also anxious by unconfirmed reports that movement of forces in Yemen is on the increase and that intensive military operations in Hudaydah may be forthcoming. Read More »

Prime minister says sorry for treatment of Commonwealth immigrants

perth_map

Over 140 legislators have signed a letter urging May to resolve this "inhumane" issue which would affect the group of people who migrated to the United Kingdom , between 1948 and 1971, from the Caribbean colonies. However, "while everyone can agree on the need for a solution, the only viable way out - a complete rethink of the Government's immigration policy - is considerably more divisive", says Bush. Read More »

Updated Analysts Rating Report: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

perth_map

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has risen 11.37% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. Before Tuesday, the stock had fallen 5.7% for the year, while the S&P 500 has gained 0.2%. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, February 27. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $13900 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, September 17. Read More »

Macron gives rallying cry for European democracy

perth_map

He called for a renewed sense of " European sovereignty " in the face of increasing authoritarianism in some EU countries, warning that there was a "sort of European civil war" brewing and "a fascination with the illiberal" that is "growing all the time". Read More »

ACM Awards: Jason Aldean Wins Entertainer Of The Year

perth_map

Her powerhouse vocals shined when she performed her new song , " Cry Pretty ", earning a rousing - and long - standing ovation from the audience. In October a lone gunman killed 58 people at country music's Route 91 Harvest Festival in Sin City, becoming the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. Read More »

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss situation in Syria

perth_map

He added that the United States, Britain and France carried out an aggressive attack against Syria, saying, "It is a very ugly precedent in worldwide relations that some powerful and bullying countries attack a country whenever they like". Despite the tensions and Erdogan's harsh rhetoric towards members of the European Union, he has said he remains committed to joining the bloc. "The two leaders emphasised the importance of continuing the joint efforts of Turkey, Iran and Russian ... Read More »

Sexual assault on minors continue; 8-year old raped, killed in UP

perth_map

According to reports , the girl had gone to attend a wedding function along with her parents in the village when she was choked to death after being raped by a youth from the same village. However, he was later caught by the local police, The Times of India reported. "Based on the written complaint of the girl's family, the accused has been booked under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 376 (rape) as well as sections of the POCSO Act". Read More »

Mogherini on new sanctions against Iran

perth_map

Three members of Iran's security forces have been killed by suspected militants in an attack along the country's border with Pakistan, Iran's state news agency IRNA says. Iran's stockpile of ballistic missiles remains among the highest in the region. Last April, 11 Iranian border guards were killed in an ambush near Mirjaveh, which was claimed by the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group. Read More »

Wade, Heat storm back, even series with 76ers with 113-103 win

perth_map

There will be a reintroduction to get him back into the team. Sixers' coach Brett Brown was sympathetic with Embiid but declined to comment over the medical staff's decision not allow his player to return. Only 43 of Miami's 103 points in Game 1 were scored by its starters. Brown said before Monday's game that Embiid has not yet been cleared for contact. Read More »

U.S. lawmakers introduce open-ended war on terror authorisation

perth_map

The bill would replace the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs with an updated one against al-Qaida, the Taliban and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . Ever since US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US was going to be firing off missiles against Syria as a response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma, critics have questioned whether POTUS had a right to do so without congressional approval. Read More »

Shocking Photos Of Hawaii Following 2 Feet Of Rain, Landslides

perth_map

The American Red Cross has opened evacuation shelters at Kapaa Middle School, the Church of the Pacific in Princeville, and at Hanalei Elementary School in Hanalei. "Crews from the Hawaii Fire Department and Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services have been evacuating residents to higher ground via jet skis but were unable to effect rescues in the towns of Hanalei, Wainiha, and Haena", it said. Read More »

Mother Who Drove SUV Off Cliff, Killing Family of 8, Was Drunk

perth_map

Jennifer Hart pulled the girl aside and the child agreed to leave, the report said. Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identified. Jennifer and Sarah Hart once lived in Minnesota , where Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault involving one of the children in 2010, according to Douglas County court records. Read More »

The Lowdown on Trump-Kim and North Korea's End Game

perth_map

South Korean security officials may visit North Korea to finalize details ahead for the summit, where the South hopes the North will confirm a commitment to give up its nuclear program, a South Korean official said on Tuesday. -North Korea summit meeting. Questions about North Korean relations with the US and South are off limits for visiting correspondents, as are the country's weapons programmes - usually a safe topic as a source of national pride. Read More »

Greitens' Attorney: Hawley 'clearly compromised' Probe into Donor List

perth_map

Hawley says his office found evidence that Greitens transmitted that list without permission in violation of the law. He should resign now because Missouri needs a governor. He said he obtained court permission to share all of the evidence with St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, which will enable her to make a decision on whether to charge the governor before the statute of limitations runs out. Read More »

Lightning hope to show better discipline in game 4 vs. Devils

perth_map

Lecavalier did it the first four of the 2007 first round vs. the Devils. Stamkos gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead 38 seconds into the third with a shot from the right circle that sailed by Schneider's left arm. Kinkaid was given the opportunity to start and snatched the No. 1 job away, helping get the Devils to the playoffs. "I'm blessed that it was me, because if it was one of them it would've been a lot worse, because their heads are just so much more fragile", she said. Read More »