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India's rating upgrade reflects growth story: Niti Aayog

India's rating upgrade reflects growth story: Niti Aayog As such, an upgrade of the sovereign rating also drove an upgrade of the bank's BCA and ratings. Standard & Poor's has kept India at the lowest investment grade just above junk status for a decade and Fitch Ratings for one year longer. "The rating agency too has now confirmed it formally, which is welcome". At 0550 GMT, the benchmark 10-year bond yield was down 9 basis points at 6.97 percent, th... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Reverses Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports

Trump Administration Reverses Ban on Elephant Trophy Imports The change overrides a ban imposed during the Obama administration and applies to the remains of African elephants killed between January 2016 and December 2018. But the decision was met with outcry from animal-rights advocates, including Chelsea Clinton, a longtime proponent for elephant conservation. In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. [Full Article...]

Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolves main opposition party

Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolves main opposition party Current CNRP leader Kem Sokha was charged last month with treason for allegedly working with the United States to topple Hun Sen. Sam Rainsy resigned from the CNRP in February after Hun Sen vowed to change the laws on political party leadership to keep convicts out of leadership positions. [Full Article...]

Sen. Warren: Sen. Franken's alleged actions "unacceptable"

Sen. Warren: Sen. Franken's alleged actions Tweeden wrote in a column on Tuesday that Franken forcefully kissed her and groped her without permission in 2006 . "But there's nothing amusing about sexual assault". Tweeden said Franken wrote a skit that included a kiss between the two and said he insisted upon rehearsing it, which she at first resisted. "While debating whether or not to go public, I even thought to myself, so much worse ha... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes U.S. resolution on Syria chemical weapons use

Russian Federation vetoes U.S. resolution on Syria chemical weapons use Meanwhile, the Russian-drafted resolution-which calls for a "re-evaluation" of the Khan Sheikhoun findings- is unlikely to garner the nine votes required for adoption in the council. Diplomats said the United States had amended its draft in a bid to win Russian support. The vote was expected to take place later on Thursday. Previous reports by the JIM have found that Syrian government forces wer... [Full Article...]

Trump offers condolences on Twitter about wrong mass shooting

Trump offers condolences on Twitter about wrong mass shooting It seems like United States President, Donald Trump has mixed his updates on California and Texas mass shootings and tweeted about the wrong incident. The new one is in California'. It's not uncommon for presidents to express condolences after a mass shooting in America, but it's certainly unusual for them to forget the city in which it occurred. [Full Article...]

Escaped psychiatric patient from Hawaii captured in California

Escaped psychiatric patient from Hawaii captured in California Chris Kim. Police say Saito escaped the state psychiatric facility on Oahu, where he had been detained since 1981 after being found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. The court has repeatedly denied his release from the hospital claiming he suffers from sadism and necrophilia - adding that Saito fits "all the criteria of a serial killer". [Full Article...]

Uber Hit With a Class Action Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Claims

Uber Hit With a Class Action Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Claims In particular, the complaint argues that the ride-share company foregoes a traditional driver-vetting process to save money, leading to an ongoing harassment and assault problem that puts women in harm's way. The complaint goes on to allege that Uber has willingly created a culture for bad actors to have access to innocent victims. The driver, Nimer Abdallah, carried the woman - who was barely c... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation accuses USA of not attacking Daesh in Syria town

Russian Federation accuses USA of not attacking Daesh in Syria town The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday accused the US -led coalition of interfering with the Russian air force to protect retreating Islamic State (IS) militants. All content subject to change". The statement wasn't even fully cropped out of the images that Russian Federation tweeted. "The claim itself is actually ridiculous", Kofman said, with a laugh. [Full Article...]

North Korean soldier defects to the South at Joint Security Area: JCS

North Korean soldier defects to the South at Joint Security Area: JCS South Korean troops found the injured soldier south of the border after hearing sounds of gunfire, a Defence Ministry official said. "In the afternoon today, a North Korean soldier defected from a guard post on the North Korean side of the JSA toward our side and our military took him", the Yonhap news agency quoted an unidentified military official as saying. [Full Article...]

Being friends with North Korea's Kim is possible

Being friends with North Korea's Kim is possible On Saturday, Kim's government responded by accusing Trump of trying to demonize North Korea , keep it apart from the worldwide community and undermine its government. That makes sense, but when world leaders such as former businessman Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un are throwing school yard insults at each other, it's hard not to stick your nose in. [Full Article...]

US Lawmakers Push Attorney General On Russia-Related Contacts During Campaign

Sessions said he was aware of Trump's repeated suggestions that the Justice Department should investigate Clinton, but that his actions did not follow from the president's words. Last month, he faced the Senate judiciary committee for further questions about his changing story, with Democrats dismayed that Sessions continued to cite executive privilege in refusing to discuss any conversations with... [Full Article...]

Children shot an Northern California elementary school

Johnston could not say how many people in total had been killed or wounded, but told the station, "I know of at least three deaths". Two shooter had a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns. "It's a really sad day for us in Tehama County, really", Johnston said, choking up as he finished addressing reporters. Living near the gunman was "hell", Flint said, and the man was a known felon who oft... [Full Article...]

Australians have voted in favour of same sex marriage

Australians have voted in favour of same sex marriage The fight for equality will be every bit as important after the postal ballot result, and in the parliamentary battle that commences from a Yes victory. "I don't agree with the prime minister that this bill makes activities which are now legal, illegal", Canavan told RN Breakfast. A young protester cheers in support during a march for marriage equality in Sydney . [Full Article...]

Trump Picks Alex Azar To Lead Health And Human Services

Mr. Trump said Mr. Azar would be "a star and lower drug prices!" Azar would be Trump's second HHS secretary, replacing former Georgia congressman Tom Price , ousted after his use of private charter planes for government travel displeased the president. [Full Article...]

Recovered deleted video leads to new charges

Recovered deleted video leads to new charges In late October, Parks Miller refiled the dismissed felony charges against Brendan Young, Luke Visser, Gary DiBileo and Michael Bonatucci. Before the fall, Piazza had been forced to consume at least 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half, according to prosecutors. [Full Article...]

FBI data shows 18 hate crimes logged in South Dakota in 2016

FBI data shows 18 hate crimes logged in South Dakota in 2016 However, a report issued last month by the Maryland State Police showed a 40 percent increase in hate "incidents" in the state in 2016. Another 21.0 percent were for religion, and 17.7 percent sexual orientation . More than half of those against people were assault cases, while almost 45 percent were crimes of intimidation . On Monday, Sessions said the Justice Department is awaiting a f... [Full Article...]

Philippine President Duterte admits stabbing person to death when he was 16

Philippine President Duterte admits stabbing person to death when he was 16 Just because we looked at each other". "How much more", Duterte asked rhetorically of his willingness to kill, "now that I am president?" The Filipino president has faced severe criticism for endorsing extrajudicial mass killings, imprisoning his critics and threatening to kill whoever raised their voice against his government. [Full Article...]

Syrian drone intercepted after approaching Israeli airspace

Syrian drone intercepted after approaching Israeli airspace Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told The Associated Press the agreement is a positive development. The military existence of Iranians and allies, in this magnitude, is establishing a reality which danger on the region can't be disregarded even more than Israel, which has a massive destructive military force and is an ally of USA that vows to defend it. [Full Article...]

Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen

Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen The United Nations says the closure could cause a starvation in Yemen that could kill millions of people if ports are not reopened. A number of houses were also reportedly damaged in the strike. The long-term prospects are even worse, with northern Yemen having an estimated six weeks of food left, and United Nations officials warning that "millions" could be killed by starvation if the blockade ... [Full Article...]


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