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Electoral College is a failed relic of the past

The Clinton campaign has not called for a recount, nor has the Democratic National Committee. Before that compiled count , Trump held a 13,107 lead over Clinton. In the closest presidential election in MI history, Trump eked out a win over Hillary...

United States to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

It will not be repeated. Under a strict policy announced in July 2013, Australia pays to send and house any refugee who has arrived by boat to the two islands while their asylum claims are processed. "Let that be a very clear message to all peopl...

Pakistani air force chief warns India against full-scale war

The belligerent targeting of the ambulance which was rescuing those injured in the attack on the bus, was dubbed as a blatant violation of International Humanitarian Law. Indian Border Security Force soldiers travel on a truck to be deputed for night...

Despite Thanksgiving Holiday, US Media Devote Major Coverage To Fidel Castro

EDUCATION: Attended Roman Catholic schools and University of Havana , where he earned law and social science degrees. Fidel Castro's leadership as a dictator led to decades of tough sanctions from the nearby United States as well as other countrie...

Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protests

Angry crowds gathered once again outside the 58-story Trump Tower, the President-elect's home in NY. The largely peaceful demonstrations were overshadowed by sporadic episodes of vandalism, violence and street-blocking. national security policy, on ...

Malaysia decides not to abandon soccer tournament over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel peace prize victor and de facto leader of Myanmar, has been criticised for not doing more to stop military action in the area. Those who managed to enter Bangladesh sought shelter in refugee camps or people's homes. Begu...

More Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar

Myanmar is carrying out "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, as horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder emerge from among the thousands who have fled to Bangladesh, a United Nations official has reported. Bangladesh earlier asked all i...

Why China Won't Devalue Yuan To Boost Exports

China's policy-makers have been wise to avoid reckless interventions to shore up the yuan against the dollar, which would have wasted large amounts of foreign exchange reserves and compromised the market mechanism, Lian said. The US dollar has been r...

China currency dips to lowest level versus dollar in 8 years

Liu expects increased pressure from December this year to January 2017 when Chinese citizens purchase foreign currencies, especially US dollars, for travels during the Spring Festival holiday starting from the end of January. President-elect Donald T...

Focus at Four: President-elect Trump outlines plan to first 100 days

Trump, who has refused to release his tax returns to the public , brushed aside those questions about conflicts of interest. Still, Trump said that "in theory" he could continue signing checks at his company, but he is "phasing that out now" and p...

Tensions soar as Indian fire hits bus in Kashmir, killing 10

In October, India relocated more than 10,000 people from its side as officials accused Pakistani troops of shelling over the border. "At least nine people have been killed and seven wounded", Speaker of Pakistani Kashmir's Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadi...

Iran warns of reaction to renewal of decades-old sanction

President-elect Donald Trump, who vowed on the campaign trail to rip up the Iranian nuclear treaty, should do more to enforce the agreement rather than discard it right away, U.S. He expressed hope that nothing would hinder the implementation of the ...

Trump's pick for Justice Dept could influence immigration

Now, with Inauguration Day on the horizon, advocates of criminal-justice reform wonder what putting Trump in the Oval Office will mean to the quiet, bipartisan momentum their cause has built during President Barack Obama's administration. At the same...

Missouri to run by committee following Crockett's suspension

The newspaper reported that Shipp didn't coach the game Missouri lost, 63-37, and was not at practice this week. An officer saw Crockett in a vehicle in a parking lot on the east side of Mizzou's campus. Friday against Arkansas, Crockett's home-sta...

Republican committee trolls Nancy Pelosi with endorsement

The challenge Pelosi refers to is a bid from Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who is calling Democratic members and determining if there's enough support for him or another candidate to take on Pelosi. Crowley pointedly refused to say Thursday if he would...

Japan PM Shinzo Abe meets Donald Trump, says 'confident' of building trust

Also at the meeting with Abe was Trump's model-turned-business executive daughter Ivanka and her husband, real estate developer and publisher Jared Kushner. Abe said he had agreed to meet again with Trump "at a convenient time to cover a wider area i...

ULFA kills three Indian soldiers in Assam

Here are some visuals of the Tinsukia attack. The encounter was underway between the security forces and suspected militants in Tinsukia district. The injured jawans were immediately rushed to a nearby army hospital for treatment. On Wednesday,...

China Really Doesn't Want Anyone to Call Kim Jong-Un a 'Fatty'

For Chinese web users, the dictator has always been known as "Kim Fatty III" - indicating they believe the corpulent Korean is overweight. It is thought to be especially popular among young Chinese who tend to look down on their country's would-be ...

Japan's Abe to be First World Leader to Meet With Trump

Trump's election victory has erased chances of early USA ratification of the 12-nation trade pact. Sato, the former vice defense minister, said that, overall, Japan probably doesn't need to worry as much as it has been about what a President Trump ...

Turkey "fed up" with condescending attitude in EU talks - minister

He warned a day after Trump's shock election that transatlantic relations would become "more hard". Last week he said he hoped for "rational cooperation" with USA president-elect Donald Trump, whom he had previously described as "not only a problem f...

Nigel Farage lashes out as Number 10 says No Thanks

The official also said that the USA president-elect and the British prime minister made a phone call on Thursday in which Trump invited May to visit him as soon as possible and highlighted the importance of the American-British special relationship.

Russian fighter from carrier crashes near Syria's shores

The pilot bailed out of the plane and was later picked up by a Russian rescue helicopter. The Pentagon uses airborne sensors and thermal-imaging satellites to track aircraft activity conducted by Russian Federation and Syria . Land versions of the M...

Turkey issues travel warning about United States, cites protests

But today he urged fellow European Union foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels not to "overreact" to its capital punishment plan by ripping up its membership bid. Erdogan slammed European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz for his remar...

Delhi Assembly passes resolution against currency ban

Quoting from what he said were official records, Kejriwal referred to an October 15, 2013 Income Tax raid on the Aditya Birla group in Delhi during which Rs 25 crore in cash was seized. It may be noted that Kejriwal was speaking of the UPA-II regime,...

Japan Signs 'Historic' Nuke Deal With India

CNDP said the deal will help India free up its uranium supplies for military use and that it will give the "final seal of legitimacy for India's nuclear weapons". The accord stipulates nuclear fuel and equipment provided can only be used for peacef...

Anti-Trump Protesters March Amid Tear Gas, Flash Grenades

One protester's sign read "Germany: Don't make the same mistake in 2017, AfD=Trump". United States police have fired tear gas and hurled flash grenades in response to protests in Portland, Oregon, as people around the country took to the streets to...

Sting reopens Bataclan, one year after terrorist attacks on Paris

Legendary Paris rock venue, the Bataclan, has reopened with an emotional gig by the British singer Sting , a year after jihadi gunmen burst in and killed 90 people during a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. The government says mor...

IMF approves $12 billion loan to Egypt

Egypt's economy has faced turmoil since the start of the 2011 uprising, which ousted longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak. The bailout package comes after import-dependent Egypt in recent weeks implemented a series of reformsdemanded by the worldwide le...

Trevor Noah: "No Excuses, Go Vote"

Noah added that some polls show Clinton ahead of Trump by only two points. "I genuinely do not understand how America can this be disorganized or this hateful". What we got instead was a living nightmare; one that the audience and Noah's team could...

Take heart - America has elected its first Latina senator Catherine Cortez Masto

Cortez Masto's election will make history, as she is in line to become the first Latina to serve in the Senate, something that was not lost on her or her supporters during the campaign. Tammy DuckworthTammy Duckworth is also the first member of Co...

Voters Cast Midnight Ballots in New Hampshire

When do the polls open and close? . Hillary Clinton swept to victory with half of the votes - only time will tell whether the whole country mirrors Dixville's political leanings. For all of the craziness of the 2016 election, email investigations, ...

Netanyahu accuses Israeli journalist of seeking his downfall

Netanyahu, who has had a rocky relationship with President Barack Obama, issued a statement congratulating Trump and hailed him as a "true friend" of Israel. "The level of friendship between the USA and Israel is going to grow like never before and i...

The Weeknd Performs 'Starboy — MTV EMAs

Best Video is determined by MTV's editorial team, but most categories are decided through fans' voting. He also won best Worldwide Act. The social media star thanked everyone at the ceremony and wished his mum a happy birthday. with the 2016 elect...

Kerala wants entry for women of all ages in Sabarimala

In consonance with the same, the LDF government had, on July 11, submitted in Supreme court that it stands by the stance taken by UDF government. Women aged between 10 and 50 (menstrual age) are not allowed in the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa temple s...

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief: No charges for Clinton after new emails reviewed

The FBI began investigating the handling of classified material on Clinton's private server in NY shortly after she announced her bid in April 2015. Responding to Comey's letter, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Sunday afternoon that despite t...

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S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with United States before April

The simple Sino-Russian proposal, firmly rejected by Washington, seeks a simultaneous suspension of both nuclear tests by Pyongyang and the large-scale military exercises by Wa...

McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate

Those close to Romney say as senator he is less interested in direct combat with President Donald Trump than he once was and more interested in promoting Utah - though the ma...

Political experts rate Donald Trump worst president in United States history

He has a ways to go to catch Abe Lincoln, however, who finished at No. 1. In the ranking of the most successful American leaders, U.S. President Donald trump took the last plac...

Israeli Army Fires at Gaza Target After Device Explodes Near Border

These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Saturday's incident comes...

Auburn vs SC basketball

Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury to his left leg during Saturday's loss against SC . Freshman forward...

'Oxfam's next actions will be critical' says MP

Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled ove...

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties. Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their "patience and forbearance" in allowing the governing African Nat...

Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Run

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Orrin Hatch considered retirement, speculation grew that Romney - who re...

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

He said he was confident the sides would eventually get to the negotiating table, but if Kim wanted to talk "he's got to tell me he wants to talk". His administration's 2019 bu...

USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. Araji said ...

Special Reports

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shoot...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of ...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies ess...