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Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises
- November 22, 2017

Yuva Desh , the online magazine of the Youth Congress, put up a picture of Modi engaged in discussion with US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May on its Twitter handle. Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala also tweeted, "It is not the Congress's idea to make fun of the PM. Country expects your response on the tweet of the Youth Congress", tweeted law minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad. (more...)
Aust kids good at problem-solving as team Aust kids good at problem-solving as team
- November 22, 2017

Notably, students in the United States, who performed in the middle of the pack in reading and science and well below the global average in mathematics, performed above the average of industrialized countries in collaborative problem solving. (more...)
Drone Strike Kills More Than 100 Al-Shabab in Somalia — US Military Drone Strike Kills More Than 100 Al-Shabab in Somalia — US Military
- November 22, 2017

Earlier this month, the USA military also carried out its first strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and said it killed "several terrorists". But it retains a strong presence in parts of the south and center and carries out gun and bomb attacks. Earlier this month, the USA military also carried out its first strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and said it killed "several terrorists". (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation offering reward for information about Border Patrol agent's death Federal Bureau of Investigation offering reward for information about Border Patrol agent's death
- November 22, 2017

Rogelio Martinez, 36, died on Sunday from injuries suffered while on patrol in sparsely populated Culberson County, and his partner was seriously injured, authorities said without naming his partner. A union representing Border Patrol agents told ABC-7 Martinez's partner called for for backup when he found Martinez injured. Law enforcement has not explained the exact cause of the injuries, and the FBI is investigating the case. (more...)
Second federal judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban Second federal judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban
- November 22, 2017

U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore ruled that the ban lacked justification and "cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest". President Trump had been trying to reverse an Obama-era change that allowed transgender troops to serve. "Today's ruling brings more hope to transgender service members and those who want to serve", said NCLR legal director Shannon Minter in a press release . (more...)
Putin, Trump to discuss issues they consider necessary - Kremlin spokesman Putin, Trump to discuss issues they consider necessary - Kremlin spokesman
- November 22, 2017

After the meeting Putin said he will talk to USA counterpart Donald Trump on the telephone on Tuesday. President Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour Tuesday by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin . The phone conversation comes after Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to visit Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country's civil war, the Kremlin said ... (more...)
Elephants wait while Chattanooga fire department puts out trailer fire Elephants wait while Chattanooga fire department puts out trailer fire
- November 21, 2017

Authorities first arrived to the scene in response to reports of a tractor-trailer on fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time, and no persons or animals were injured. Jerry Fuhs, president of Wilstem Ranch in French Lick, Ind., said the elephants - named Mikia, Lovey and Lou - spend nine months of the year in IN and the fire broke out while they were en route to their "winter home" in Sarasota, WTVC reported . (more...)
Trump Defends Roy Moore Amid Sexual Assault Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It' Trump Defends Roy Moore Amid Sexual Assault Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It'
- November 21, 2017

TRUSSVILLE -In an unscientific online poll conducted by The Trussville Tribune , Republican Roy Moore led Democrat Doug Jones by a healthy margin. Moore, meanwhile, again called for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In the same appearance, Trump appeared to throw his support behind Moore, despite the allegations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama Senate candidate. (more...)
So You Want To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree So You Want To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
- November 21, 2017

Look at tree. Does it fit in your space? #3. We spoke to many retailers who were already struggling to find quality suppliers to fulfill their orders. Artificial or real, here's where to buy the best trees in the Derbyshire area. "I've never not had trees going into my season". "There's nothing like smelling a real tree in the house". (more...)
Zimbabwe President Mugabe agrees to step down Zimbabwe President Mugabe agrees to step down
- November 21, 2017

Even though Mugabe was rooting his heels when confronted with military tension to step down, he ran out of ways to keep power, he lost his domestic and worldwide aid. In his absence, the Speaker of Parliament would ordinarily step in. In the symbol of the level of his decline, Mugabe's dominating ZANU-PF said on Fri "Just go", based on the Herald, their state magazine which has functioned like a faithful mouth piece for pretty much 40 years. (more...)
Crocodile caught on Hollywood beach released at undisclosed location Crocodile caught on Hollywood beach released at undisclosed location
- November 21, 2017

Video footage showed the croc lying on the shore line, its head facing toward the sky as waves rolled over its body. American crocodiles are known to inhabit the Florida Keys and the Everglades, but are rarely seen as far north as Hollywood, experts said. (more...)
Paris beats Dublin to host European Union banking agency after Brexit Paris beats Dublin to host European Union banking agency after Brexit
- November 21, 2017

There was a smaller batch of eight bidders for the EBA, the banking regulator with 159 staff members. The European Banking Authority monitors the regulation and supervision of Europe's banking sector. Mr Maasikas struck a more subdued note, calling the contest "a sad reminder of the concrete consequences of Brexit". EU Council president Donald Tusk, who chaired the summit, tweeted: "Whatever the outcome, the real victor of today's vote is EU27". (more...)
State Dept employees protest exclusion of violators from child soldiers list State Dept employees protest exclusion of violators from child soldiers list
- November 21, 2017

Per the Reuters report , Tillerson violated the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he opted to remove Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from an American list of offending countries. As of June, the US trafficking report list includes the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Mali, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. (more...)
Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo
- November 21, 2017

Aoun spoke in a televised speech on the eve of the country's independence day celebrations. The Independence Day ceremony is usually headed by the president, prime minister and parliament speaker, and Hariri's presence could help calm uncertainties. (more...)
Harvard accused of ducking, dodging affirmative action complaint Harvard accused of ducking, dodging affirmative action complaint
- November 21, 2017

Title VI, part of the Civil Rights Act, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in programs that receive federal funding. "The Department of Justice takes seriously any potential violation of an individual's civil and constitutional rights, but we will not comment at this time", Justice Department spokesperson Devin O'Malley told CNN in a statement. (more...)
Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson recovered in Niger, Pentagon says Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson recovered in Niger, Pentagon says
- November 21, 2017

Additional remains of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson were found in Niger on November 12, an unnamed U.S. official said Tuesday. Johnson and three other American soldiers - Staff Sgt. Johnson was one of four US soldiers and five Nigerien troops killed in the ambush of a joint US-Niger patrol in the village of Tongo Tongo near the Niger-Mali border. (more...)
SC troopers conducting special texting and driving enforcement during week of Thanksgiving SC troopers conducting special texting and driving enforcement during week of Thanksgiving
- November 21, 2017

Colonel Gene Spaulding, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, said in a news release. More than 2.1 million Ohioans are planning to travel between Wednesday November 22, 2017 and Sunday November 26, 2017. "So when you consider the interstate and everything that's pretty spectacular that we didn't have any fatalities". Statistically, about 400 to 500 people in the United States will die because of crashes just on Thanksgiving weekend. (more...)
US Accuses Chinese NGO Head, African Official Of Bribery US Accuses Chinese NGO Head, African Official Of Bribery
- November 21, 2017

Chi Ping Patrick Ho, Hong Kong's former Home Secretary, and Cheikh Gadio, a one-time foreign minister of Senegal, plotted to bribe high-level African officials to secure business rights for a Shanghai-based energy and financial conglomerate. (more...)
John Conyers denies sexual harassment allegations, Michigan Democrats quiet John Conyers denies sexual harassment allegations, Michigan Democrats quiet
- November 21, 2017

Conyers, who answered the door at his Detroit home, told The Associated Press that he knows nothing about any claims of inappropriate touching and learned of the story from television just hours earlier. The congressman did not admit to fault as part of the settlement agreement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday that she was unaware of the settlement by Conyers. (more...)
Bill Clinton's newest sex scandal: 4 women accuse him of sexual assault Bill Clinton's newest sex scandal: 4 women accuse him of sexual assault
- November 21, 2017

The "explosive new charges" were revealed by sources within the Democratic Party and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, Daily Mail reports. Clinton admitted the affair in taped grand jury testimony a few weeks later, stating he had an "improper physical relationship" with Lewinsky and later broadcast a televised statement nationally. (more...)
Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, raising eruption fears Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, raising eruption fears
- November 21, 2017

The eruption was confirmed by the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre on Tuesday afternoon. "It's a minor eruption, but not explosive one", said the center's chief Kasbani, who like many other Indonesians goes by a single name. (more...)
FBI Charges Iranian National Behind HBO Hack FBI Charges Iranian National Behind HBO Hack
- November 21, 2017

One of those targets, the feds allege, was HBO. The indictment , however, is part of a "name and shame" strategy the USA has used in the past to quell interference by foreign hackers it doesn't expect to be turned over. Mesri, who uses the online handle Skote Vahshat, said he would release the material and destroy data unless he was paid $5.5 million in Bitcoin currency, the indictment charges. (more...)
Electronic products, consumer goods may cost less soon Electronic products, consumer goods may cost less soon
- November 21, 2017

In the biggest GST rejig, tax rates on over 200 items, ranging from chewing gum to chocolates, to beauty products, wigs and wrist watches, were cut to provide relief to consumers and businesses amid economic slowdown. She has also requested the companies to give wide publicity to the revised MRP of products. "We are evaluating over the quantum of decrease". The government wants companies to immediately lower prices of products on which GST was slashed from 28 per cent to 18 per cent. (more...)
Criminal shootout in Delhi, four arrested Criminal shootout in Delhi, four arrested
- November 21, 2017

Later, police caught hold of five criminals and seized their weapons, including 11 illegal arms and a pistol along with more than 100 live rounds of ammunition. The officer said the suspects were hiding on the second floor of a residential building. The police are also scanning the area further for more such suspects in the who may have slipped out. (more...)
Twitter reactions to the wacky LaVar Ball interview on CNN Twitter reactions to the wacky LaVar Ball interview on CNN
- November 21, 2017

He later asked, "Why would I be in war with a guy ... the most powerful man in the world?" "Who?" LaVar Ball said on ESPN when asked about Trump's role in the situation. "I would have said thank you if he would have put [my son] on his plane and took him home", he said. "President Trump would have said nothing about the boy". (more...)

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