United States declines to send delegation to Syria peace talks in Astana

23 Jan, 2017

Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Kroll. To the major session will be attending also UNSG's special envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura and Syrian government and opposition delegations. The United States has backed the rebels. Assad summarized that "terrorist groups", referring to rebels, need to disarm. Not having all the players willing to engage in the peace process makes success less likely, says Stanislav Pritchin at the Research Center on Central Asia at Moscow's Oriental Studies ...

Donald Trump Inauguration Draws 30.6 Million

23 Jan, 2017

By contrast, it would seem like more people were interested in Obama, but Trump's 30.6 million viewers across 12 networks was enough to earn him the second-highest watched the inauguration , second only to Obama, since 1981. But, according to what the Metro reported to the Washington Post , 570,557 people used it Friday, and 1.1 million people used it in 2009. Displaying how Trump is never shy to compare apples to avocadoes, the ratings analysis to the second inauguration of Barack Obama ...

32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in southern India

23 Jan, 2017

Mishra, the chief public relations officer at East Coast Railway, which has jurisdiction over the area where the derailment occurred. In the last serious accident, 150 people died when a train derailed late previous year in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal

22 Jan, 2017

The former Gambian president negotiated Friday with the presidents of Guinea and Mauritania before agreeing to step down. West African regional forces announced they were preparing for a possible military deployment to Gambia in the event that Jammeh refused to step down.

Collapse of Tehran high-rise on fire kills 30 firefighters

22 Jan, 2017

The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. According to Russia Today , the building, one of the oldest high rise structures in Iran was known as the Plasco Building. but most of the residents and shopkeepers in the building have been evacuated", the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Soroush Farzin-Moghadam, an engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the USA state of MA, told VOA Persian's Newshour ...

Malia Obama Has Landed Yet Another Hollywood Internship

21 Jan, 2017

The missing family member? Obama will reportedly join Harvey Weinstein's NY office, though her exact role is not yet known. Starting next month, the 18-year-old daughter of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama who graduated from Sidwell Friends School in May but won't attend Harvard University until the fall of 2018, will intern for Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein in the super-producer's NY office.

Rescuers search for survivors after avalanche hits hotel in central Italy

21 Jan, 2017

Ms Federica Chiavaroli, a junior minister at the Justice Ministry, confirmed the dramatic development to reporters in the nearby town of Penne, where the rescue effort was being coordinated and some relatives were anxiously awaiting news of missing loved ones.

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu determined to take the bull by the horns

20 Jan, 2017

Actor Suriya, in between his promotional tour for upcoming Tamil action "C3", lashed out at animal rights advocacy group PETA, which is aggressively campaigning against Jallikattu. Modi virtually indicated his government's inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing jallikattu, noting that the matter was sub judice . Several other publications, including Britain's Daily Mail and Dubai's Gulf Times carried AFP copies which portrays Prime Minister Narendra Modi negatively for ...

China urges the USA to stop Taiwanese delegation from attending Trump's inauguration

20 Jan, 2017

Beijing has said it is opposing Taiwan's attendance as it could lead to disturbance in Sino-US ties. Congratulating Trump on his election, the government pledged to "continue to strengthen Taiwan-US relations in future on the basis of excellent mutual trust and interaction".

CBI pays surprise visit to Delhi Secretariat, Sisodia cries foul

20 Jan, 2017

On his part, Sisodia dared the investigating agency to arrest him. Mr Sisodia said that Delhi government will study the recommendations made by Delhi Minorities Commission in this report and will also consider the suggestions therein for improving and ameliorating the social, educational and economic conditions of the people belonging to minority communities inDelhi.

Oic Sec-Gen Disappointed With Myanmar's Leadership

20 Jan, 2017

The Meeting called on the Government of Myanmar to ensure an inclusive and transparent policy towards ethnic and religious communities, by including the Rohingya Muslim Minority as an integral part of this process and considering them as an ethnic minority, as called for by relevant UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council resolutions.

Putin Defends Trump Against 'Golden Shower' Allegations: 'Why Would He Need Prostitutes?'

19 Jan, 2017

Trump, who has praised Putin as "very smart", has signalled he wants to improve strained ties with Russian Federation, despite US intelligence agencies alleging the Kremlin chief ordered a cyber campaign to discredit rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race.

German court criticized for not banning neo-Nazi-linked party

19 Jan, 2017

Although the party's attitude to the constitution has been deemed hostile, it does not have the potential to upend democracy in Germany, the court said. The NDP has about five thousand members and has been accused of having neo-Nazi links. Previously, senior NPD members have been convicted of Holocaust denial or incitement.

Gangasagar stampede: Narendra Modi mourns loss of lives

17 Jan, 2017

A long queue of people had gathered at the spot and sensing delay in reaching their homes, the crowd got impatient and tried to board the vessel all at once, which resulted in the stampede. Hindu pilgrims come together to take a holy dip in River Ganga before she merges with the Bay of Bengal. "The rush was because there would be no vessel for about eight hours due to low tide", he said.

SpaceX Successfully Returns To Space

17 Jan, 2017

The launch's success Saturday was made even sweeter by a smooth return landing for the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage booster. Iridium plans six more Falcon 9 launches, each carrying 10 satellites, as part of a technology upgrade expected to be completed by 2018.

Obama ends 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cuban immigrants

16 Jan, 2017

Meanwhile in the United States, the growing Cuban-American population become a potent political, cultural and economic force. Under the " wet foot, dry foot " policy, Cubans who were caught escaping to the U.S.by sea, they were required to return, but those who made it onto US soil were allowed to apply for legal residency.

Christmas clothing cheer for M&S

15 Jan, 2017

It was the first time that the retailer had increased third-quarter underlying sales for the division since 2010-11 and the first quarterly rise since 2014-15. But he stressed there was more work to do in turning its clothing sales around and suggested this quarter may not mark a return to sustained sales growth yet.

Floyd Mayweather Says Conor Mcgregor Offered £12m To Fight Him

15 Jan, 2017

But we are willing to give him 15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage, the back end percentage on pay-per-view. While the money is substantial, many have already opined that White came in far too low to actually get Mayweather on board with the fight.

Princess Margaret's former husband Lord Snowdon dies aged 86

14 Jan, 2017

His society portraits appeared in Vogue and Vanity Fair , and in 2000 the National Portrait Gallery in London displayed more than 180 of his photographs in a retrospective exhibition. But throughout it all Lord Snowdon remained close to the monarchy. The couple shared two children together - David Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto.

French Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen Spotted At Trump Tower

14 Jan, 2017

It does, though, seem like a long way to travel to do without a ride in Trump's gilded elevator and a snapped selfie with the president-elect. According to aides for the United States president-elect, Trump did not have plans to meet with Le Pen, Bloomberg reported.

And his survival, thanks to inflatable backpack

14 Jan, 2017

According to an earlier post, Oye received the airbag backpack as a birthday gift last month. Oye posted the footage to Facebook showing how, in the space of a few seconds, parts of a Canadian hillside turned from an idyllic powdery slope into the scene of a terrifying avalanche .

DPS: Trooper shot after responding to crash near Tonopah

14 Jan, 2017

While en route to the area where the call was placed near Tonopah, the 27-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety came upon a auto that had overturned, causing a woman to be ejected from the vehicle and killed. He is going to be "okay after some recovery", Milstead said. "I saw the officer's patrol auto in the middle of the highway", Schober told NBC-12 News in Arizona.

Defense Nominee James Mattis Breaks with Trump over Russian Federation

13 Jan, 2017

In his opening remarks to senators, the general expressed unqualified support for traditional USA global alliances, like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - a marked contrast from comments Trump made on the campaign trail suggesting members of the critical alliance should pay the US their fair share for defense.

Kerry: 'More forceful ways' may be needed with North Korea

12 Jan, 2017

The isolated communist state, which has carried out five nuclear tests and numerous missile launches, is thought to be planning a nu- clear push this year as it seeks to develop a weapons system capable of hitting the United States mainland.

Kim Kardashian's Paris Robbery An Inside Job? Chauffeur Arrested

11 Jan, 2017

Gifted to her by hubby Kanye West in 2013, the massive bauble with its 15-carat (yep.) cushion-cut diamond will forever be one of our favorite celebrity engagement rings. Do you think this will change if she gets her jewelry back? While she is relieved they are making progress, any updates makes her relive everything .

Chrystia Freeland to become foreign minister says the CBC

11 Jan, 2017

A third rookie MP from Ontario, Ahmed Hussen (York South-Weston), is the new minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship. The regional representation in cabinet shifts slightly away from Western Canada, as the demotion of MaryAnn Mihychuk, formerly minister for employment, workforce development and labour, removes one cabinet minister from Manitoba.

Turkish General Staff: Forces Destroy 12 ISIL Targets in Northern Syria

09 Jan, 2017

In recent weeks, the forces have been besieging the town of Al-Bab. It's not an unfamiliar position for the country, but there are now new threats that add to the longstanding reasons for Turkey's particular position in the crosshairs. " Turkey has the right to shut down Incirlik air base". Kalin said he hoped the administration of President-elect Donald Trump would be more attuned to Turkey's sensitivities .

Consular official shot in Mexico, in stable condition

09 Jan, 2017

The U.S. embassy has not identified the official, who was shot in his auto Friday after the gunman followed him as he left a parking garage. In another video, an unidentified man in a tank top and red shorts is seen at an automated parking machine and a man in blue clothes follows behind him.

Donald Trump Wants Obama Ambassadors Out by Inauguration Day

07 Jan, 2017

To explain (because most of us are probably not familiar with protocol when it comes to ambassadorships), there are two types of ambassadors: "political" appointees, who are usually granted their positions because they have close ties to the president or are big donors, and career diplomats who often retain their posts.

PM, other BJP bigwigs to address Goa rallies

06 Jan, 2017

Opinion polls by media houses in collaboration with independent research agencies, have started making predictions as to which party could sweep to power in the politically-crucial state. Rahul Gandhi's high voltage campaign and Prashant Kishore's electoral strategising seems to have made no difference to the party's fortunes. The results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the state were perplexing as the decrease in the percentage of SP and BSP votes was not commensurate with the ...

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