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US Navy Sails 2 Ships Through Taiwan Strait US Navy Sails 2 Ships Through Taiwan Strait
- November 30, 2018

Earlier on Friday, US Navy Commander Nathan Christensen, a spokesman for the US Pacific Fleet, told CNN that the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville "sailed near the Paracel Islands to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways, as governed by global law". (more...)
Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Buildings In Anchorage Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Buildings In Anchorage
- November 30, 2018

It wasn't immediately clear if there were any injuries. The tremor that struck on Friday morning was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Anchorage, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). - NBC News (@NBCNews) November 30, 2018A 7.0 magnitude quake just occurred near Anchorage. An aftershock happened a short time later. Photographs posted to social media sites showed damage that included collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school and buckled roadway pavement in ... (more...)
Dead baby found on side of the road on the Sunshine Coast Dead baby found on side of the road on the Sunshine Coast
- November 30, 2018

The spokesman confirmed the vehicle that was supposed to be transporting the baby was owned by a private funeral company, not the government however the incident was now being investigated by the department. It was not until the vehicle arrived at the John Tonge Centre in Brisbane that anyone realised the body of the infant was missing. Roadworkers who discovered the body are reported to be traumatised by the incident. (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince receives 'firm message' on Khashoggi probe at G20 summit Saudi Crown Prince receives 'firm message' on Khashoggi probe at G20 summit
- November 30, 2018

Trump cancelled formal meetings with Putin over Russia's seizure of Ukrainian ships and sailors, though various reporters have suggested that the two leaders might have a close encounter of their own at some point. Theresa May told journalists on the flight to Argentina she would tell him there needs to be a "full and transparent investigation in relation to what happened". (more...)
Facebook considered selling user data to advertisers, which should shock no one Facebook considered selling user data to advertisers, which should shock no one
- November 30, 2018

At the time, user data could be accessed by third-party app makers, alongside the data of their friends. The Wall Street Journal says it has seen emails which show the social network discussing the idea of charging developers to retain access to user data before ultimately deciding against it. (more...)
Iran oil imports to resume Iran oil imports to resume
- November 30, 2018

The goal of these steps is to help European companies continue some business activity with Iran despite sweeping new USA sanctions on the country and any company that does business with it. Meanwhile, Iran has resolved banking issues for oil payments with China, an Iranian official told Fars News Agency on Wednesday. "Iran-South Korea trade volume in 2017 reached 8 billion USA dollars, decreasing down to 3.7 billion dollars in 2018 so far", said Hossein Tanhaie, head of Iran-South ... (more...)
Govt May Reimpose RAP Permit for Andaman Island After Chau’s Death Govt May Reimpose RAP Permit for Andaman Island After Chau’s Death
- November 30, 2018

NCST had earlier written to the home ministry on August 8, 2018, seeking reimposition of Restricted Area Permit (RAP) restrictions on the ground that it would endanger primitive tribes occupying almost 10 of the 29 islands. He had made a failed attempt to reach the island on November 14 as well, police said. The fishermen, who were arrested, told authorities the tribespeople dragged Chau's body away from the beach and buried him thereafter, according to the AP. (more...)
Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry
- November 30, 2018

He said the tanks are near where Russian military ammunition is stored. All sailors understand what is behind your "testimonies", we all know how Russian special forces work. Just days after a major clash between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian military has announced plans to send more S-400 surface-to-air missile systems into Crimea. (more...)
Imran Khan bowled 'googly' and India sent 2 ministers: Pakistan minister Imran Khan bowled 'googly' and India sent 2 ministers: Pakistan minister
- November 30, 2018

The move has been welcomed enthusiastically by the Sikh community, and also represents a rare instance of co-operation between the two countries, which have fought three wars against each other since independence. Pakistan earlier invited Swaraj for Wednesday's ceremony. In the last few years, violence, including cross border shelling from both sides, has intensified in the disputed Kashmir region that both sides claim. (more...)
Syria: we downed Israeli plane and missiles Syria: we downed Israeli plane and missiles
- November 30, 2018

According to the Al-Arabiya news site, the Israel Air Force targeted a number of Iranian military bases and weapons depots. In 2017, the BBC, quoting a Western intelligence source, reported the Iranian military had a compound outside Al Kisweh. (more...)
Migrants begin arriving at new Tijuana shelter Migrants begin arriving at new Tijuana shelter
- November 30, 2018

Members of the "migrant caravan" now camped out in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the border from San Diego, California, told MSNBC late Tuesday that they were told making entrance into the United States would be much easier and that they're ready to make the long journey back home. (more...)
Facebook Confirms Chief Operating Officer Told Staffers to Research George Soros’ Financials Facebook Confirms Chief Operating Officer Told Staffers to Research George Soros’ Financials
- November 30, 2018

Politico reported the confirmation late Thursday night. Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has been accused of being directly involved in the company's (once) covert investigation into billionaire George Soros . Facebook later contracted a campaign-style opposition research effort by Definers Public Affairs a Republican-linked firm, which gathered and circulated to reporters public information about Soros's funding of American advocacy groups critical of Facebook. (more...)
Canada Reckons They’ve Found A Cow Even Bigger Than Knickers Canada Reckons They’ve Found A Cow Even Bigger Than Knickers
- November 30, 2018

A Canadian farmer reckons one of his cows is bigger than our own giant Knickers, according to the CBC . Knickers, the 6-foot-4 Holstein Friesian steer living in Western Australia, has successfully avoided the slaughterhouse thanks to his massive size. (more...)
James Comey files case against House Republicans to stop subpoena James Comey files case against House Republicans to stop subpoena
- November 30, 2018

Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington on June 8, 2017. Nadler predicted the legal process involved with deciding Comey's challenge could outlast the current Congress and will "run out the clock" on the Republican subpoena. (more...)
Feds show up at former Trump tax filer's office Feds show up at former Trump tax filer's office
- November 30, 2018

Representatives for his law firm said they didn't know anything about what was happening at Burke's aldermanic offices. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents reportedly arrived at Edward Burke's office, asked everyone to leave and put paper on the doors. (more...)
El Chapo judge seeks defence response El Chapo judge seeks defence response
- November 30, 2018

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, citing security risks, ruled that Guzman could not even hug his wife before the trial got underway, even as he praised the infamous drug smuggler for good conduct in solitary confinement. Guzman was extradited to the US a year ago from Mexico. Martinez testified that, after washing out as a pilot for Guzman by almost crashing a plane with his boss aboard, he was made a cartel administrator helping oversee the Colombian shipments and bribery. (more...)
'Unruly' young boy upstages Pope Francis 'Unruly' young boy upstages Pope Francis
- November 30, 2018

When Wenzel's Argentine-Italian mother went on stage to fetch him, she explained to Francis that the boy can not speak. "It made me think, 'Am I so free before God?'" "Unruly...but he is free", Francis added to laughter. Mr Wirth said Wenzel was exhausted after the long journey and long wait for the pope Wednesday morning, and clearly needed to run around. Francis, mindful of a lesson, left the crowd with a similar thought. (more...)
Women from Migrant Caravan in Tijuana Plan Hunger Strike Women from Migrant Caravan in Tijuana Plan Hunger Strike
- November 30, 2018

The woman was brought to a hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and her children were evaluated for "potential fall trauma", the agency said . The woman and her two children were later released from the hospital into Border Patrol custody. They have been discouraged by filthy and overcrowded conditions in Tijuana, doubts about winning asylum and the actions of U.S. (more...)
Morrison not told Julia Banks would quit Morrison not told Julia Banks would quit
- November 30, 2018

The price of August's leadership spill continues to mount for the Coalition after it lost Malcolm Turnbull's old seat of Wentworth to independent Dr Kerryn Phelps, who was sworn in as an independent MP on Monday. "The Liberal Party has changed, largely due to the actions of the reactionary and regressive right wing who talk to themselves rather than listening to the people ". (more...)
Angela Merkel misses start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires Angela Merkel misses start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires
- November 30, 2018

The government Airbus, which was en route to Buenos Aires, turned around over the Netherlands about an hour into the flight, the German news agency dpa reported . Merkel's plane, named after Konrad Adenauer, had to return after just an hour into the 15-hour flight to Buenos Aires after experiencing " technical malfunction ." . (more...)
After Wrong Guy Was Killed, Actual Shooting Suspect Busted After Wrong Guy Was Killed, Actual Shooting Suspect Busted
- November 30, 2018

Police said Bradford had a gun, and they initially blamed him for opening fire. Police responded to the scene and spotted Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. Demonstrators and relatives of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. have pushed authorities to release video and other evidence. "We want the release of the tapes", Hilliard said. (more...)
Trump cancels Putin meeting over Russia-Ukraine sea dispute Trump cancels Putin meeting over Russia-Ukraine sea dispute
- November 30, 2018

Russian Federation is sending more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea amid rising tensions with Ukraine over Moscow's seizure of Ukrainian navy ships. Trump also has suggested he might be willing to pull the USA out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation if member counties don't significantly boost their defense spending. (more...)
Briton among five G4S staff killed in Kabul blast Briton among five G4S staff killed in Kabul blast
- November 30, 2018

Rahimi further added at least 15 foreigners are also among those wounded in last evening's attack. Gunmen stormed the compound after a auto bomb was detonated outside, according to the Afghan interior ministry. USA military spokeswoman in Kabul , Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson said the airstrike was called in by Afghan special security forces who were conducting an operation with the assistance of US advisers. (more...)
Marc Lamont Hill fired by CNN over Israel remarks Marc Lamont Hill fired by CNN over Israel remarks
- November 30, 2018

Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "Today, I spoke at the United Nations, as a representative of civil society, for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People". But Hill said on Twitter on Thursday he did not mean that. He wrote: "In my speech, I talked about the need to return to the pre-1967 borders, to give full rights to Palestinian citizens of Israel, and to allow right of return". (more...)
Murder charges against brother in mansion fire slayings Murder charges against brother in mansion fire slayings
- November 30, 2018

A prosecutor's office spokesman declined to say whether the charges against Paul Caneiro relate to the death of his brother's family. The prosecutor said the fire at Paul Caneiro's house was set to destroy evidence he had brought there from the crime scene, but also had another objective. (more...)

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