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Indian economy to reach $5 trillion by 2030: Rajnath Singh Indian economy to reach $5 trillion by 2030: Rajnath Singh
- October 11, 2017

Inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here, Singh said no civilised country can accept the rise of terrorism on its soil. The home minister said terrorism was a major hurdle in the country's development and the Centre had initiated several measures to tackle the menace, including raising it at various global forums. (more...)
USA approves $15 billion sale of THAAD missile system to Saudi Arabia USA approves $15 billion sale of THAAD missile system to Saudi Arabia
- October 10, 2017

Congress about the possible sale, saying the deal would "support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States". The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense signed contracts for the S-400 air defence system, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30, and the Kalashnikov AK-103. (more...)
Hey Melania, Ivana Trump Says 'I'm First Lady' Hey Melania, Ivana Trump Says 'I'm First Lady'
- October 10, 2017

Ivana was married to The Donald from 1977 to 1992 and had three children with him: Donald Jr ., Eric , and Ivanka , whom she'd love to see be president one day (more on that later). The First Lady issued a glaring statement blasting the first Mrs. Trump. Indeed, in the same interview she was asked about Maples. She loves her life the way it is now, calling it "perfect". (more...)
Pakistan lose Amir as Karunaratne puts Sri Lanka on top Pakistan lose Amir as Karunaratne puts Sri Lanka on top
- October 09, 2017

Karunaratne anchored the Sri Lanka innings with a magnificent Test-best 196 with support from Dinesh Chandimal (62), Niroshan Dickwella (52) and Dilruwan Perera (58) to get the tourists - leading the two-match series 1-0 - up to 482 all out. (more...)
100000 more Rohingyas waiting to enter Bangladesh: IOM 100000 more Rohingyas waiting to enter Bangladesh: IOM
- October 09, 2017

As agreed earlier, Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will visit Myanmar anytime this month to discuss about the proposed repatriation of the Rohingya. Robert Watkins, the United Nations resident coordinator in Dhaka , said on Saturday that housing more than 800,000 refugees in a single camp, as planned by Bangladesh for refugees fleeing violence from neighboring Myanmar, would heighten the risk of deadly diseases spreading quickly. (more...)
USA lifts some of toughest economic sanctions on Sudan USA lifts some of toughest economic sanctions on Sudan
- October 08, 2017

Though Sudan will remain, for now, on the USA list of state sponsors of terrorism, alongside Iran and Syria, and thus subject to other restrictive measures, the new decision reflects a U.S. Shortly before leaving office, Obama temporarily eased penalties against the country. The U.S. had worked to isolate Sudan since the military coup that brought al-Bashir to power in 1989. (more...)
ATP China Open semi-final preview: Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov ATP China Open semi-final preview: Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov
- October 07, 2017

Nadal went into the contest having never suffered defeat to the big-serving Isner but as expected, it was a fiercely-competitive clash with just one break of serve occurring during the clash. Last year's match saw Dimitrov break the Nadal serve five times and he spoke of his delight with the triumph: "I'm pretty happy with that win, " Dimitrov said. (more...)
Putin accepts invitation to visit Saudi Arabia Putin accepts invitation to visit Saudi Arabia
- October 06, 2017

Beyond short-term market drivers, analysts at Barclays bank said oil demand could be seriously dented by improving fuel-efficiency and the rise of electric vehicles (EV). As for the arms deal, Saudi Arabia is buying the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems and multiple rocket launchers. (more...)
Key Decisions to Bolster Iran-Turkey Cooperation Key Decisions to Bolster Iran-Turkey Cooperation
- October 05, 2017

In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq. Turkey has threatened to close its land border and halt the export of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, an economic lifeline. (more...)
Question Still 'Open' About US Collusion With Russian Influence Campaign Question Still 'Open' About US Collusion With Russian Influence Campaign
- October 05, 2017

Warner, the vice chair of the committee, told reporters that "at the end of the day it's important that the public see these ads". Two officials familiar with the investigations said that both Mueller's team and the Senate Intelligence Committee are seeking any evidence that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort or others who had financial dealings with Russian Federation might have helped Kremlin intelligence agencies target email hacking and social media postings undermining ... (more...)
Saskatoon police seek to calm public after Edmonton attack Saskatoon police seek to calm public after Edmonton attack
- October 04, 2017

A flag belonging to so-called Islamic State was found inside the vehicle that hit the police officer . The attacks in Edmonton started outside a football game on Saturday night, when a police officer was struck by a auto and then stabbed several times. (more...)
Based Rohingya support group commends Sri Lanka ministers Based Rohingya support group commends Sri Lanka ministers
- October 03, 2017

More than half a million Rohingya have fled from the region to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. Rohingya migrants in Bangladesh say the fences prevent them from making trips to their homes in Myanmar. (more...)
Turkey To Meet With Iran, Iraq Over Kurdish Independence Vote Turkey To Meet With Iran, Iraq Over Kurdish Independence Vote
- October 02, 2017

Earlier this week, Iraqi soldiers also took part in a joint military exercise with Turkey. Tehran has been cooperating with Baghdad in building pressure on Iraqi Kurds, notably by cutting all flights to and from the region ahead of the vote. (more...)
ICE arrests almost 500 in 'sanctuary cities' around the country ICE arrests almost 500 in 'sanctuary cities' around the country
- October 02, 2017

Operation Safe Cities focused on regions where ICE officers are denied access to jails or prisons, and officials refuse agency requests to hold people facing deportation past their release dates so that agents can take custody. Of the 387 with criminal records, top convictions for those arrested include negligent manslaughter with a vehicle (one person) and sex offense against a child (ten people), as well minor crimes like disorderly conduct (seven), trespassing (three), and ... (more...)
Travelers Wary Of El Capitan After Days Of Rockfalls, Park Still Open Travelers Wary Of El Capitan After Days Of Rockfalls, Park Still Open
- October 01, 2017

There's no word on his condition. On Thursday a slab of granite tumbled off the park's famous climbing destination El Capitan, injuring an elderly man driving nearby. I've never seen. the park like that before. "It was done at tremendous peril to the rescuers because there were three subsequent rock falls that were all almost as big and would have killed anybody at the base", he said. (more...)
Moscow says ready to cooperate with Pyongyang to resolve missile crisis
- October 01, 2017

It comes after South Korea's foreign minister warned that a war in the region would be devastating for the entire global community. However, the White House said it was "absurd" to suggest the U.S. China echoed Russia's concerns, and said war on the peninsula would have "no winners". Washington called the accusation "absurd" and warned Pyongyang to stop provocations. (more...)
Twitter blocks 201 Russian-linked accounts Twitter blocks 201 Russian-linked accounts
- September 30, 2017

Twitter said Thursday it disabled 22 accounts after reviewing information from Facebook Inc. showing connections to 450 bogus accounts on that company's social network. Twitter , along with Facebook and Google , was asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. (more...)
Henry Bolton elected the new leader of UKIP in shock result Henry Bolton elected the new leader of UKIP in shock result
- September 30, 2017

UKIP had a disastrous General Election - and their membership fell dramatically. Phil Hornby spent the day on the English Riviera, and watched the build-up to an unexpected result. A banner was superimposed with an image of Mr Farage posing as Adolf Hitler with the European Union logo in the background. He said he was "absolutely delighted" that Mr Bolton had been elected, and added that it was "time to roll up our sleeves and get on with the task ahead". (more...)
North Korea: US Exploiting Student's Death North Korea: US Exploiting Student's Death
- September 29, 2017

But a coroner disputed claims by Warmbier's parents that his teeth were damaged, and said her office's examination indicated he had been well tended in the year since something - they can not say what - starved his brain of oxygen and eventually killed him. (more...)
Trump says he'll allow health insurance purchases across state lines Trump says he'll allow health insurance purchases across state lines
- September 29, 2017

If I'm in California, which is an expensive medical care state and I buy my insurance from DE, which is not, I'm still going to doctors and hospitals that are very expensive and the insurance plan is either going to cover that or not", he said . (more...)