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Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif says graft case based on lies


Sharif, who was also in London for his spouses treatment, returned to Pakistan on Monday, putting to rest all speculation that he would skip the corruption cases against him. Kulsoom won the crucial NA-120 by-poll last week in Lahore . Dawn News reported that Sharif's counsel, Khawaja Haris Ahmed, submitted an application seeking permanent exemption of his client from attending court proceedings. Read More »

Storm Brian LATEST: Shock weather model shows MONSTER hurricanes merge on UK


It will feel more like summer with temperatures in the lower-90s for most areas. Wednesday will be the last of the really warm air for a while. This front will come through with little fanfare. There are still two tropical cyclones spinning in the Atlantic Ocean. Maria is now a tropical storm off the coast of North Carolina. The Royal Gazette newspaper reported yesterday that treacherous sea conditions caused by Maria , which earlier inflicted massive damage during its deadly ... Read More »

Fistfight breaks out in Ugandan Parliament


Museveni has been in power for more than three decades. The move to jettison the age limit is seen as an effort by President Yoweri Museveni, who at 73 is ineligible to run for reelection in 2021, to extend his rule. A leading opposition figure, Kizza Besigye, was arrested after he attempted to mobilise protesters to march on parliament, Kayima said. Local media reported protests against the legislative measure also broke out in other parts of Uganda. Read More »

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

The missive came just hours after South Korea - whose densely-populated capital Seoul is located just 35 miles from the demilitarised zone dividing the Korean peninsula - asked its U.S. Bellicose statements by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in recent weeks have created fears that a miscalculation could lead to action with untold ramifications, particularly since Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. Read More »

Road closed near M5 junction after police 'shooting'


While BBC Radio Bristol reported that police fired at a vehicle a number of times, quoting eye-witnesses, the police have neither confirmed nor denied it. Forensic officers in white protective suits are scouring every inch of the auto and road surface. There are bullet holes in the windows and shards of shattered glass on the tarmac below. Read More »

Winston Peters speaks from Parliament


The Greens have announced their team but they're not expected to come into the picture until National and Labour have started negotiating with NZ First. New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English, who also heads the ruling National Party, has also said he is ready to proceed with talks with Mr. Peters. Read More »

Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha's article


Another former Finance Minister, Congress leader P Chidambaram also tweeted in praise of the article: Yashwant Sinha speaks Truth to Power. Sinha's "second truth" according to Chidambaram, was the former saying is the "raid raj" the Modi government is establishing. Read More »

Guard dies in shooting at Duterte's presidential compound


He was due to attend several public events in Manila on Tuesday evening. More than 800 people have died in the conflict, which Duterte said was triggered by an attempt to arrest a drug personality, who he did not identify. This prompted congressional investigations into how such a huge amount of illegal drugs was able to escape Manila's port. His comments come after Senator Antonio Trillanes made claims that Duterte's oldest son is a member of a Chinese drug triad. Read More »

Record heat breaks tomorrow; the search for much needed rain continues


The city had five days of record-breaking high temperatures, but cooler weather is expected to hit Chicago on Wednesday . There's a chance of late-day showers on Friday . Highs will only get into the middle & upper 60s and northwest winds may gust near 20mph. Free of humidity and stickiness, and with much cooler readings staring in the 40s and 50s, it will be a fantastic couple of days. Read More »

New US travel ban 'psychological terrorism': Venezuela


Venezuela accused the United States on Monday of "psychological terrorism" created to bring down the government after it was included in a list of eight countries targeted by a travel ban. "However, we are seeing one attack after another", he added. The Bolivarian government also lamented the inclusion of Venezuela in a unilateral list of nations that allegedly promote terrorism. Read More »

Ryanair offers money-off voucher to passengers


Ryanair says that less than 400,000 customers are booked on flights between November 2017 and March 2018 and that the changes will affect less than one flight a day across Ryanair's 200 airports over a five-month period. The letter concludes: "Rest assured there will be no repeat of last week's roster related flight cancellations". It comes in a letter signed by Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary saying: "We wish to apologise sincerely for the inconvenience we caused you". Read More »

North Korea appears to be preparing for war


Though Mr. Ho's remarks are the most serious threats since Trump's speech last week, Kim Jong Un indicated in a rare personal statement last week that he already considered the president's speech itself a declaration of war, and threatened the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history". Read More »

Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia rekindling old romance in London?


Just a few days after Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor's pictures from NY went viral, a video of another alleged couple has surfaced on the internet. Reportedly, Sunny had taken off to London last month for a week but who knew that he will be spending some quality time with Dimple. Read More »

North Korea Escalates Rhetoric Against Trump | HuffPost

North Korea's top diplomat on Monday called President Donald Trump's warnings to Pyongyang a declaration of war, and said his country would be within its rights to shoot down USA warplanes in global airspace. Ri ended his brief remarks by saying: "The question of who won't be around much longer will be answered then". In response , Kim issued a long statement in which he took the rare step of using the first person - and in which he vowed, "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally ... Read More »

Fired By Sonia Gandhi, Ashok Choudhary Breaks Down, Says 'Deserve Better'


Venting his frustration over the Congress' decision, Choudhary said did not want to leave the party but this decision was not acceptable. "I have no intention to leave the party but won't such kind of treatment", he said. But those who are seen as loyal to him have been meeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar , prompting talk of them switching teams to his party, the Janata Dal United, or the BJP, with whom Mr Kumar runs the state government. Read More »

Malaysia disassociates with ASEAN Myanmar statement which did not mention Rohingya Muslims


Security forces say the bodies are among about 100 Hindus missing since ARSA attacked at least 30 police outposts August 25. "U.N. member states need to go beyond statements and start taking concrete action to stop the military and security forces from accomplishing their so-called " unfinished business " of getting rid of the Rohingya minority from Rakhine state", said the seven, led by Yanghee Lee, the special envoy on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. Read More »

Carrick and Fellaini miss out

Manchester United won their first Champions League game with a comfortable 3-0 win over Basel whist CSKA won 2-1 against Benfica in Potugal. "Paris have certainly given out a few more euros than us, but money doesn't score goals , quality on the pitch scores goals, good teams score goals", said Robben. Read More »

Nnamdi Kanu not in our Custody - Army


Only recently, the Nigerian army, backed by a federal high court in Abuja, declared the group as a "terrorist organization". The court said its order was subject to a gazetting of the reliefs and publication of same in two national dailies. Read More »

Did China just break its promise not to buy North Korean coal?


President Donald Trump warned North Korea that any U.S. military option would be "devastating". News of the coal purchases comes as President Trump is stepping up efforts to try to stifle trade between North Korea and other countries in order to pressure Kim to back down on his country's rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program. Read More »

Broadcom Smartphone GPS Chip Claims 30cm Accuracy


L5 signals, which are more accurate and less prone to interruption, are already being used in some commercial applications. Qualcomm modems include the company's own embedded GNSS chips, while modems from Intel or HiSilicon use Broadcom GNSS chips, according to del Castillo. Read More »

Saudi Arabia finally lifts the ban on female driving


The royal decree late Tuesday comes into effect next summer, but it comes almost three decades after women began agitating for the right to drive . A committee has been formed to implement the ruling and it will present recommendations within 30 days. Read More »

Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff to turn ENEMIES?!


If we take a look at Hrithik Roshan's movie schedules, the he will be seen playing the role of mathematical wizard Anand Kumar film with the titular Super 30. Sir @iHrithik . You are my Guru. Exploding on 25th Jan'19. Hrithik Roshan returns to YRF after 11 years post the blockbuster Dhoom:2, while this is Tiger Shroff's first film with YRF. Read More »

Thousands evacuated in Ukraine as ammunition depot explodes


This is reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine . Stored at the depot - one of Ukraine's largest - near the town of Kalynivka are reportedly 188,000 tons of munitions, including projectiles for various rocket-launched systems. Read More »

Army inflicts 'heavy casualties' on Naga insurgents on Myanmar border


The Indian Army on Wednesday inflicted heavy casualties after it targeted the insurgent group, NSCN-Khaplang in Nagaland along the India-Myanmar border, the Eastern Command said. "Own troops suffered no casualties", the statement added. Earlier this month, the Army carried out a major operation against the NSCN (K) near the Indo-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh. Read More »

Over 6000 People Evacuated in Vanuatu Over Volcano Eruption Alert


Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office Director Shadrack Welegtabit confirmed the news that the ship arrived earlier on Wednesday. He said a second ship was due to arrive on Friday. Should the volcano erupt, risky volcanic gas and acid rain could damage the island's crops. Steam and ash erupt from a vent in Lake Vui on Mount Manaro, on the Vanuatu island of Ambae Monday, Dec 12, 2005, the active volcano continues activity that began November 27, 2005. Read More »

'Insufficient' progress in May-Tusk talk (2)

At the start of the fourth round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels on Monday, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier insisted that he would not discuss May's call for a two-year transition deal until there was progress on the other issues. Read More »

Twitter says, Trump's tweets are 'newsworthy', will stay


Another Twitter notification that it "holds all accounts to the same Rules" also caused public anger, with many replying that the company does not ban a user who repeatedly violates its policies and posts abusive content. This is certainly a debate that will continue as Trump seems to drop threatening remark after threatening remark on Twitter , using it nearly as a tool for his rhetoric and propaganda. Read More »

Could North Korean, US threats of destruction cause an accidental war?


Speaking alongside Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy , Trump reiterated that the U.S. is "totally prepared" if they have to use the military option, saying military action in North Korea would be "devastating". North Korea's foreign minister said Sunday that Trump had declared war on North Korea , warning in a tweet that he and the country's leader Kim Jong Un " won't be around much longer " if the regime continued its threatening. Read More »

Supreme Court grants temporary stay of execution for Jones County man


Mr Tharpe had called his wife to tell her if she wanted to "play dirty" he would show her how after fleeing with their four daughters. They say Tharpe feels deep remorse over Freeman's killing and has kicked his addictions during his time in prison, devoted his life to God and sought to help improve the lives of others. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn will declare Labour 'ready for government' in conference speech


Party members backed a move to toughen Labour's regulations on "incidents involving racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia or otherwise racist language, sentiments, stereotypes or actions" in a conference vote on Tuesday. Mr Corbyn, in a round of TV interviews, said it was "awful" for anyone to brand Labour the nasty party - a term which Theresa May admitted in 2002 had become attached to the Conservatives. Read More »