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Toshiba Chairman Steps Down Over $6.3 Billion Writedown

The delay sent shares in the Japanese conglomerate down by 8% in Tokyo , and added to speculation that its financial woes could become an existential crisis. In a statement released on Monday, Toshiba said it is now in the process of finalizing the amount of losses with auditing firms and financial institutions. Read More »

Trump, S.Africa's Zuma discuss security and trade


New US President Donald Trump loves the phone and worked it again yesterday on his "Sub Saharan Africa Day". "There are six hundred United States companies in South Africa and strong trade relations between the two countries". It was the first conversation between the two leaders since President Trump's inauguration last month. Both also were on very good terms with the erstwhile administration of Barack Obama. Read More »

Immigrant protected under Obama program detained near Seattle, faces deportation


The 23-year-old man detained in Seattle was protected by President Barack Obama's immigration act that prevented deportations for some who came to the USA illegally. Despite the fact that his attorneys said Ramirez had his DACA identification with him the time , he was questioned further, fingerprinted, booked and taken to a detention center in Tacoma, Washington. Read More »

Drug catapult found with 47-pounds of weed at US-Mexico border

Border Patrol agents seized the marijuana and called Mexican authorities to investigate the contraption. Border officials in the United States and Mexico worked together recently to dismantle a catapult that had been attached to the border fence in Douglas to launch drugs over the border. Read More »

Why Was Kim Jong-un's Elder Brother Reportedly Assassinated?


Ri's daughter-in-law, however, was excluded from the family purge mainly because her father Han is now in a high-ranking position at the foreign ministry and her mother was from the family of Lim Chun-chu, one of North Korea's independence fighters, Thae was quoted as saying. Read More »

Half-brother of North Korea's leader reportedly assassinated in Malaysia


When his condition didn't improve, he was taken in an ambulance to a hospital. TV Chosun , citing unidentified "multiple government sources", said the women were believed to be North Korean agents and used poison needles to kill Kim. When his dad died of natural causes in 2011, he went deeper into hiding because he feared that Kim Jong-un would see him as a threat to the nutty narcissist's own leadership of North Korea. Read More »

Greece evacuates an estimated 75000 people to defuse WWII bomb


Mandatory evacuations to from the vicinity of the unexploded bomb began at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, with police going door to door to remind people living within a 1.9-kilometer (1.2-mile) radius to leave the area. "Residents will still not be allowed in their homes, because the removal and transport contains dangers". Others, like 26-year-old Alexander Bogdani and his wife, Anna Bokonozi, left on foot. Read More »

Would be pay for Trump's wall twice?

According to Reuters , the report has not yet been presented to DHS Secretary John Kelly. After his election victory, Trump quickly backtracked, saying American taxpayers would fund construction of the wall, but Mexico would reimburse the us for the cost. Read More »

Trump's own Supreme Court nominee criticizes his tweets against federal judge


The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing the appeal of Mr Trump's executive order on immigration, which temporarily suspends the country's refugee program and bans travel for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Trump called Robart a "so-called judge" whose "ridiculous" opinion "essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country". Spicer, on Thursday afternoon, said Trump had "no regrets" about the insults he lobbed against Judge Robart, and that it was "very clear" that ... Read More »

13 dead, thousands caught in flooding in central Indonesia


Local disaster agency officials said villagers had been evacuated from the affected areas, which are far from the popular beach resorts in the south of the island, and no one else was believed to be missing. Heavy downpours were blamed for the disaster in Bulurejo village of Karanganyar district, Risky A, senior official at the provincial disaster management agency said. Read More »

Hundreds of whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach


Stranded pilot whales at Farewell Spit, New Zealand today. Numerous whales died overnight at Farewell Spit at the top of the South Island, but those that survived are now swimming in the bay off the beach. The highest ever recorded was in 1918 when around 1,000 became stranded on Chatham Islands. It's also possible that changes in food sources or chasing prey could lead whales into shallow water. Read More »

Trump loses again as Appeal court rules Muslims can enter America

Trump immediately responded with an all-caps tweet: " SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! ". Assuming the 9th Circuit's ruling is appealed, the Supreme Court could eventually decide the issue. Those arguments aired live on TV, the internet and across social media. Trump subsequently railed against Robart on Twitter, accusing him of overstepping his authority and jeopardizing national security. Read More »

At least 13 injured in fire on Hong Kong metro train


The MTR said on Twitter the fire broke out on a train at the Tsim Sha Tsui station. Police are now evaluating his mental health, Kwok said, adding that the MTR operator was a target of the attack. A Twitter account for the metro system said: 'The Tsuen Wan line accident was due to a passenger igniting unsafe goods. That train journey felt particularly long. Read More »

Turkey gave target for mistaken Syria strike

Both Turkey and Russian Federation have announced they will investigate the incident thoroughly. Either way, both Russian and Turkish officials are downplaying the incident, saying it won't impact their ongoing cooperation against ISIS in northern Syria . Read More »

House of Commons passes Brexit Bill

It will now be sent to the House of Lords, where Labour and Liberal Democrat peers are expected to press for concessions on issues including the status of European Union citizens in the UK. The Bill will be introduced in the upper chamber on February 20 and is expected to complete its passage by Tuesday March 7. Are peers likely to try to block Brexit then? Before 1999, the House of Lords was primarily composed of hereditary peers who had inherited their seats from their ancestors. Read More »

MPs reject first set of amendments to Brexit law


The government wants to notify the European Union of its intention to leave, giving effect to last June's referendum vote and starting two years of talks, by the end of March. Labour Party Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer says that it's a 'huge and very important concession , ' but is demanding more details. Jones also said that if Britain and European Union could not come to an agreement within two years, Britain would "fall back" on to World Trade Organisation arrangements. Read More »

Girl Scouts cookie program turns 100


Think you've tried the Girl Scout S'mores cookie? The ABC Bakers' cookies come in a plastic wrapping while the Little Brownie Bakers' cookies come in the traditional box. Nutrition: Made with no artificial colors, no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, and no GMOs. Description: "Crispy graham cookie which is double-dipped in a yummy cream icing and a scrumptious chocolate coating". Read More »

Aus not indebted to U.S. over refugee deal

The Obama administration agreed to resettle Australia's refugees after Australia agreed in September previous year to accept Costa Rican refugees fleeing drug wars. The arrangement for the United States to accept asylum seekers from the two Australian offshore camps was originally struck betwen Mr Turnbull and then U.S. Read More »

FARAKHABAR: UNAMA Reports 3.7% Increase In Civilian Casualties


Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 hit their highest recorded level, the United Nations said today, with almost 11,500 non-combatants - one third of them children - killed or wounded. There was also an increase in civilian casualties caused by... The Afghan army flushed out the insurgents with the support of American air strikes, and around 100 United States troops were deployed in the city, the first major American presence there since foreign forces withdrew in 2014. Read More »

Suspect interrogated in killing of Karina Vetrano


The man, who is in his early 20's, was found by police in a housing project in East New York . According to the NYPD , DNA evidence has led to the arrest of 20-year-old Chanel Lewis of Brooklyn. Vetrano's father found her body among the tall weeds in the park. During another inquiry last week, investigators asked him for a DNA sample, which he voluntarily provided. Read More »

White House puts Iran 'on notice' in stark warning over missile tests

Security Council Resolution 2231, which gave global blessing to the Iran nuclear deal. Oil advanced in the wake of Flynn's comments, with the cost of a barrel rising 1.7 percent to $53.70 at 2:21 p.m. During the US political campaign a year ago, Republican candidate Trump repeatedly condemned the global powers' nuclear agreement with Iran as a "terrible" deal, and threatened to dissolve the pact. Read More »

38 killed by avalanches after heavy snow

Roofs continue to collapse under the weight of the heavy snow, with authorities warning of the possibility for more avalanches as a series of relentless winter storms continues to track across the region. "The roads to Balkhab are still blocked and we are trying to open them", he said. The Afghan government, on Sunday, declared a public holiday due to the heavy snowfall across the country. Read More »

US, Mexico Deny Trump Threatened to Send Troops Across Border

But the newspaper report described Mr. Trump as humiliating Mr. Pena Nieto in a confrontational conversation. The statement " did not happen during that call ", the Mexican government said on Twitter . You aren't doing enough to stop them. Trump reportedly ended the call abruptly because he was unhappy. Lest we forget, the not the only player in the zany, rake-stomping farce that is the Donald Trump administration. Read More »

Faith groups gather to celebrate World Hijab Day

Seventy-two percent of Republican voters in Tennessee supported a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" called for by President Donald Trump during the 2016 election cycle, according to the Bridge Initiative , a Georgetown University research project on Islamophobia. Read More »

Japan guided yen lower for years

The Japanese leader has signaled he's open to a bilateral trade deal after Trump formally withdrew from a 12-nation Asia-Pacific accord last week in one of his first acts as president. "Amid surging criticism against (the) travel ban, market participants are contemplating that Trump has gone overboard", Toshihiko Matsuno, strategist at SMBC Friend Securities, told Bloomberg News. Read More »

Marine Le Pen refuses to repay €300000 in 'misspent' European Union funds

France24 reported that the repayment order comes at a bad time for Le Pen, who has admitted failure in securing loans from French banks in order to run her presidential campaign. "So I think Donald Trump and his intelligence services wanted to set up criteria and conditions to avoid having potential terrorists enter the United States, where they might commit attacks, the same way that France was the victim of attacks", she said, pointing out that many Muslim-majority countries have a permanent ... Read More »

Quebec City mosque shooting: What we know about Alexandre Bissonnette


The sole suspect in the shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday night that left six dead is being described as a "loner" and "troll" by people familiar with the suspect's Facebook posts, Le Soleil, a Quebec City daily, reports . Gilles Routhier, dean of theology and religious studies at the University of Laval, said the centre is a vital part of a Muslim community that includes immigrants, Syrian refugees and foreign students from north Africa. Read More »

Man mauled to death by tiger in front of horrified witnesses

Zhang's wife and two children had gone through the front entrance to the Zoo in Zhejiang province, China, to buy a ticket. It is not clear why the man entered the enclosure. "I saw the tiger mauling the person, whose face was covered with blood", one witness reported . Based on videos making the rounds online, the man was attacked by a group of tigers before staff used fireworks and water canons to deter them. Read More »

NRIs assure to support Congress in Punjab


But since then, things have changed for the party as the Congress has gone into overdrive, with state Congress President Amarinder Singh at the helm, to revive the party. At a public meeting in his hometown of Patiala, Singh said the Akalis and the AAP leadership posed a threat to the state and asked people to see through their "false" promises. Read More »

Trump Faces Growing GOP Pressure to Maintain Russia Sanctions

Trump's campaign over Hillary Clinton's. Rob Portman, leader of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, says President Trump lifting Russian Federation sanctions would send a "dangerous message" and said the USA must stand by its allies. "Relations between the great powers have been going from bad to worse for several years now", former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said in an article published in Time magazine. Read More »

UK GDP grows more than expected in Q4 2016


The deceleration reflected a dip in exports, a rise in imports, a deceleration of PCE, and a slowdown in federal government spending. Soybean exports was mostly pressured, firing up GDP growth in the third quarter after a harvest data in Argentina and Brazil went poorly. Read More »