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by | May 16, 2017 | 02:02

Trump invited Duterte to Washington Sunday, in what the White House said was a "very friendly " phone conversation with Duterte, who is accused by global human rights groups of supporting a campaign of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:19

The First Minister wants to hold a second independence referendum sometime between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, arguing this is necessary to give Scotland - which voted against Brexit in 2016 - the chance to choose a different future. Mrs May said the General Election was "about young people's futures" as the United Kingdom was at a "key point of change" because of Brexit. A vote for the SNP on June 8 would give the proposals "democratic legitimacy", the First Minister said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 02:46

Sobotka says he wants to consult the president on Thursday and inform him about Babis' suspicious business activities. Doubts have also surfaced about how he became wealthy. "This entire case.is just another attempt to chase me out of politics", he said in a letter to parliament last week. By torpedoing his own administration, Sobotka escalated a conflict with Babis centered on his past business practices.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:37

There have been numerous campaigns for the murderer to reveal the final resting place of victim Keith Bennett whom he buried somewhere on Saddleworth Moor. The body of one of his victims, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, has never been found despite pleas from the boy's relatives for Brady to reveal his burial site.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:47

Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type. Kim Dong-yub, a professor at Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul , South Korea, told Reuters that the launch is an advancement that exceeds most expectations on what North Korea's missile program could previously do.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:46

Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the USA told AFP: "This is the longest-range missile North Korea has ever tested". Outside militaries and experts will closely analyze what the North fired. North Korea fired a ballistic missile in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power, pledging to engage it in dialogue.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:52

Earlier on Sunday, the United States and Japan called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council after the latest missile test, diplomats said. The claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:22

The mayor of Canton, Texas - a city some 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Dallas - said the death toll there stood at four. Highway 141 is closed on Monday, May 1, 2017 , at Interstate 44 in Valley Park as the water continues to rise and flood the intersection from the nearby Meramec River.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:41

Some peace proponents on both sides have concluded that only massive global, regional or American pressure or enticements might break the impasse. Trump also struck an optimistic note Wednesday, saying he believed an Israeli-Palestinian agreement could be reached.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:35

In a letter to parents St George's headmaster, Howard Fisher, wrote: "With regard to toys - we do not expect toys to be coming into school and this includes the latest craze for fidget spinners". Has your child got one yet? The repetitive action has the effect of calming such anxiety, according to them, adding that even animals have been observed exhibiting fidgetiness - an example of this is the zoo animals that constantly walk around in their cages.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:29

The plan would also increase spending on Afghanistan's troubled government in an effort to improve its capacity. Trump will likely expect North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to up their efforts in Afghanistan, should the US choose to do so.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:54

Then it is the small matter of trying to clinch the double in the FA Cup final against Arsenal. Add to that the regular Chelsea request of selecting the best crop from the academy (which none of Conte's predecessors have managed), and the likelihood that its rivals will get better for next season (though that was said past year too).

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:40

When former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who was also testifying, was asked whether he had seen evidence of collusion, he said no. "I also thought that it was inconsistent with the principles of the Department of Justice, and I said 'no.' And that's what I promised you I would do, and that's what I did".

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:34

The race figured to be decided in sprints and van der Breggen was coy enough to earn enough time before the final kick. Her victory followed the gold she won in Rio and wins in three other major one-day races this season: Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne Feminine and Liege-Bastogne-Liege Feminine.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:42

Rudd commented on the speech, saying that Xi's speech "is able to place the Belt and Road Initiative into a much bigger context... and take the spirit of the old Silk Road, which is about economic and cultural exchanges, and apply it to the new environment of the 21st century".

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:33

Trump "is emulating some of the worst aspects of Richard Nixon, and for those of us watching from the outside, we have to ask why", Naftali said. Schumer also warned that Senate Democrats might refuse to vote on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the November 8, 2016, U.S.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:50

German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said Sunday the European Union would not join the Chinese initiative unless issues like transparency, fairness in tenders, environmental protection and conformity with global trade standards were met.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:21

The militaries of Japan and South Korean have increased their presence on the Korean peninsula. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed by phone North Korea's latest missile test, while his top national security adviser also spoke with his US counterpart.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:59

The court of inquiry (CoI) convened by the Army in Jammu Kashmir has given a clean chit to a Major who tied a civilian to an Army jeep's bonnet, India Today reported on Monday. Major Nitin Gogoi is a pass-out from the Army Cadet College and belongs to the Indian Army's 53 Rashtriya Rifles. Officers believe it was a "one-off incident that was blown out of proportion".

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:32

While the council only has the power to issue advisories, the language in the statement signed by Tillerson comes in stark contrast to statements and promises made by President Trump about climate change. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told a meeting of the Arctic Council that the United States will not be rushed into making a decision on climate policy, and that any decision would be firmly in America's interests.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:06

So, guys which ever tradition or religion you follow don't forget to wish your mommy dearest a very Happy Mother's Day . "A consistent, never fading, always present nagging curiosity as to the status and well being of the one I brought into the world".

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:07

The Nobel peace laureate has made peace a priority of her new government, but she has made little progress in sealing a peace deal since the first round of the so-called "21st Century Panglong" talks were held past year. In 1962, General Ne Win came to power in a military putsch, and in 1965 confiscated all the Catholic Church's schools and hospitals and the following year expelled all expatriate priests, leaving only 77 native priests to care for Burma's 160,000 Catholics.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:19

All the seven national and 35 of the 48 state recognised political parties are attending the meeting. Mr. Sisodia added that all parties present at the meeting had expressed doubts about how secure the EVMs were. The EC is expected to invite representatives of all national and regional parties to prove that poll machines could be hacked. The Election Commission today convened an all-party meeting over the issue of EVM and other electoral reforms.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:57

They met before in 2013. Elsewhere, Pope Francis has moved a Vietnamese cardinal imprisoned for more than 13 years by the communists a step closer to sainthood. The horrifying stories recounted by the Rohingya include harrowing tales of rapes, killings and the burning of their houses. Downplaying the bickering, Mogherini underscored that the two sides agreed on the need to "focus on the future and the implementation of the recommendations included in the (former UN Secretary General Kofi ) ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:14

Government controlled districts have been besieged by militants for almost two years. The Observatory relies on a network of sources inside Syria and says it determines whose planes carry out raids according to their types, locations, flight patterns and the munitions used.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:13

An interior ministry spokeswoman said about 1,000 computers using Microsoft Windows were attacked but these had been isolated from networks. The others were Hawick Community Hospital, in Victoria Road, and the trust's learning disability service office in Earlston's Church Street.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:11

She added that the full extent of the current outbreak of Ebola in DRC was yet clear, stating that extensive investigation and risk assessment were still being conducted. Tanzania has never registered any case of Ebola in history. A World Health Organisation (WHO) official, Eugene Kabambi, told The Citizen on Sunday through yesterday that the DR Congo outbreak has occurred in a very remote and forested village in Lower Uele (Bas Uele) Province.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:43

Mishra made serious allegations against senior Delhi Government functionaries in relation to the water tanker scam, which is alleged to have caused a loss of an estimated Rs 400 crore to the State exchequer, in a detailed statement to the ACB.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:54

After a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, US President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he'd "love to be a mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" between Israel and the Palestinians in a bid to achieve a Middle East peace agreement.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:51

The SNP leader said Theresa May would win the election and the SNP would "stand up for Scotland" at Westminster while the Tories would follow the Prime Minister. "So they put that issue centre stage and they lost the election". She added: "The truth is the more Tory MPs Westminster has, the heavier the price Scotland will pay".

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:30

South Korea's military said it could not yet verify the North's claims. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the "unidentified missile" was sacked shortly after 5 a.m. The UN Security Council is also scheduled to gather for a closed-door, emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss its response to North Korea's provocations.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:12

Pakistan said 13 people, including many women and a toddler, were injured in firing by Indian troops. The Indian army posts are retaliating strong and effectively. Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu on Thrusday. Both countries have claimed the Kashmir region in full since partition and independence from Britain in 1947, but administer separate portions of it.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:46

Liberal MLA crossing the floor to the NDP or Greens or sitting as an independent or quitting or, god forbid, passing away, and Christy Clark no longer controls the B.C. And presuming the seat count remains unchanged, collaboration between the NDP and the Greens would give them 44 seats. Both the NDP and Green participants voiced their opposition during the province's recent Clean Energy and Climate debate .

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:51

And while Microsoft said it had already released a security update to patch the vulnerability one month earlier, the sequence of events fed speculation that the NSA hadn't told the US tech giant about the security risk until after it had been stolen.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:17

Philippe, like Macron, attended the elite ENA school, and his political hero is Rocard - another point in common with the 39-year-old new president. " He has the advantage of being completely unknown to the average French person ", political analyst Chloe Morin of the Jean-Jaures Foundation, a left-leaning think-tank, told AFP .