Saturday November 17-th, 2018

Two Climbers Killed In Fall From Yosemite's El Capitan

The names of the climbers were withheld for much of the day on Saturday, as authorities had not yet notified the families of the deceased climbers. The park service identified the climbers late Saturday as Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colorado, and...

Pakistan's ex-chief justice becomes interim prime minister:The Asahi Shimbun Pakistan's ex-chief justice becomes interim prime minister:The Asahi Shimbun

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Nasir-ul-Mulk. Incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi resigned midnight Thursday, ending a turbulent tenure since July 2017 when he replaced Nawaz Sharif following his removal from of...

Trump’s Lawyers: Obstruction of Justice Legal If You’re President Trump’s Lawyers: Obstruction of Justice Legal If You’re President

Topics of Mueller's obstruction investigation include the firings of both Comey and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as well Trump's reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

He also reiterated that the Pentagon was committed to working with Taiwan to provide articles and services needed for its self-defence, comments that are likely to anger China. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' address at the Shangri-la Dialogue in ...

Accusation of South China Sea militarization 'ridiculous' Accusation of South China Sea militarization 'ridiculous'

Talking about the operation, Hua said that "by straying away from the wide sea lanes in the South China Sea, US warships deliberately trespass into the neighbouring waters of China's relevant islands or reefs from time to time, and justify it as a ...

'Malaysia may hunt for MH370 if new evidence found' 'Malaysia may hunt for MH370 if new evidence found'

Part of our motivation for renewing the search was to try to provide some answers to those affected. Remarkably, Ocean Infinity's underwater drones on its vessel Seabed Constructor scanned almost as much of the ocean floor in just 90 days as th...

Trump Kim summit officially back on Trump Kim summit officially back on

The two men posed with the very large envelope in the Oval Office. "If we start to think like this, then we can never negotiate with them and we can never look to achieve peace with them". However, he left things scrambling, when he abruptly cancell...

Trump signs Trump signs "Right to Try" bill for terminally ill patients

As the House and Senate negotiated different versions of the bill , Trump said he called on lawmakers to focus on the proposal that would have the most benefit for "the people", not insurers and drug manufacturers. The Goldwater Institute said i...

Trump says Mueller leaking documents to press on goal

The New York Times obtained the letter, but its contents have not been confirmed by NPR with either the special counsel's office or Trump's legal team. That includes $4.5 million spent by Mueller's team and another $5.5 million spent by the Justice ...

Woman drives onto little league baseball field, killing 1 Woman drives onto little league baseball field, killing 1

Sanford police said the auto drove through an open gate at Goodall Park onto a ballfield, hitting Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West Newfield, before attempting to speed away. One witness captured video of the auto as it entered the field and did a loop...

Psychiatrist who worked on big crime cases killed outside Arizona office Psychiatrist who worked on big crime cases killed outside Arizona office

Investigators confirmed a connection between this case and the forensic psychiatrist, Steven Pitts, shot and killed May 31. Witnesses heard a loud argument and gunfire Thursday outside Pitt's Scottsdale office. Hoster said there was no indication...

Family of man killed by cop gets 4 cents: Florida jury Family of man killed by cop gets 4 cents: Florida jury

The jurors who awarded only 4 cents to the family of a black man fatally shot by a deputy in Florida struggled to reach consensus in the hours before their verdict. A lawyer representing Mascara and Newman did not respond to an email seeking commen...

Cops got DNA of suspected 'Golden State Killer' from tissue Cops got DNA of suspected 'Golden State Killer' from tissue

But authorities said in the court records that the definitive link came when the DNA taken from the vehicle matched that of semen recovered at the scene of one of the Golden State Killer's rape cases. He wrote that hundreds of suspects had been conta...

Trump's troubling tariffs hang over upcoming G7 summit in Quebec

Canada's softwood lumber sector has been dealing with the latest USA tariffs to hit the industry for almost a year, handing over more than $200 million in 2017 to cover duties of about 20 per cent of the value of all exports. Earlier yesterday, the...

US vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians US vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians

The exchange of fire on Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday began with a barrage of rocket and mortars into Israel from Gaza. The besieged Gaza Strip is facing an "epic" crisis after Israeli forces killed and injured hundreds of P...

Women take abortion pills in Northern Ireland protest Women take abortion pills in Northern Ireland protest

Campaigners used a small robot Thursday to distribute pills, before three women swallowed the tablets. The ban has led to thousands of women travelling each year to neighbouring Britain, where terminations are legal, or increasingly turning to abor...

Trump worried about China's out of line 'trade practices', says White House Trump worried about China's out of line 'trade practices', says White House

Earlier, China's state council, or cabinet, said it will cut import tariffs on a range of consumer items including apparel, cosmetics and home appliances from July 1, and would finalize a so-called negative list for foreign investment by the same dat...

Where is Melania Trump? Mystery as public absence extends to 22 days Where is Melania Trump? Mystery as public absence extends to 22 days

President Donald Trump is expected to depart the White House Friday afternoon for a weekend at the presidential retreat in Maryland. But it remained unclear when the first lady will make her next public appearance. "She's looking at us, right there...

Srinagar youth dies after being run over by CRPF vehicle Srinagar youth dies after being run over by CRPF vehicle

During the period, 314 people were injured due to the use of brute force including firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by the Indian army, paramilitary and police personnel on peaceful protesters. The statement was in response to images of ...

WhatsApp and Facebook Use Taxable in This Country to Curb Gossiping Online WhatsApp and Facebook Use Taxable in This Country to Curb Gossiping Online

The country in East Africa has just released a regulation that imposes levy of 200 shilling which is $0.05 or £0.04 on a daily basis, to the people who use the top-listed online messaging platforms. Or is it on a per-use case, where upon detection ...

Anti-establishment coalition takes office in Italy Anti-establishment coalition takes office in Italy

The government was formed after three months of political deadlock following inconclusive March 4 elections , with the former rivals striking a last-minute deal on Thursday to avert a fresh vote in high summer amid growing market turmoil.

Donald Trump says he wouldn’t mind replacing NAFTA with 2 deals Donald Trump says he wouldn’t mind replacing NAFTA with 2 deals

The administration also said it was conducting a similar investigation into imported cars - a market where the Mexican economy is deeply intertwined with the United States. "The US is playing a unsafe game", Malmström told reporters". Some of th...

Saudi King Salman creates ministry of culture Saudi King Salman creates ministry of culture

In royal decrees carried on Saturday by state news agency SPA, King Salman ordered the establishment of a new culture ministry and appointed a prince linked to the purchase of a Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus to head the new entity. The video ...

Trump tariffs on USA allies draw retaliation threats Trump tariffs on USA allies draw retaliation threats

Our North American allies have been engaged in (what they had believed to be) earnest, productive discussions with the USA on reforming NAFTA, and had thus assumed that Washington would not unilaterally impose tariffs on them - let alone that it woul...

Kim Jong-un cries on camera over state of North Korean economy Kim Jong-un cries on camera over state of North Korean economy

Trump said that, after Friday's talks, the parties are "totally over that and now we're going to deal and we're going to really start a process". "We talked about a lot, and we talked about sanctions", Trump said after the meeting. Though the Un...

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