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Moody's rating upgrade certifies reforms are in right direction: Sebi chief

Moody's rating upgrade certifies reforms are in right direction: Sebi chief The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years - Moody's had last upgraded India's rating to "Baa3" in 2004. Moody's said the decision to upgrade the rating was underpinned by the expectation that continued progress on economic and institutional reforms will, over time, enhance India's high growth potential. [Full Article...]

A Vote in Cambodia's Supreme Court Could Effectively Dismantle Democracy

A Vote in Cambodia's Supreme Court Could Effectively Dismantle Democracy Judge Dith Munty, himself a member of Hun Sen's ruling CPP party, said the court had also banned 118 CNRP politicians from office for five years, in what rights groups blasted as a mockery of judicial independence that turned Cambodia into a de facto one party state . [Full Article...]

US Imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia

US Imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia According to the agency and groups like Safari Club International , a hunters' lobbying group which filed a lawsuit in 2014 to block an Obama-era ban on elephant trophies, hunting regulated by permits provides incentives to local communities to conserve the species and puts revenue back into conservation efforts. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation casts 10th United Nations veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

Russian Federation casts 10th United Nations veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal Russia , Syria's ally on the Security Council, has put forward its own draft resolution rejecting the findings of the 26-member United Nations panel, a proposal that has little chance of passage. The joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) panel was set up by Russian Federation and the United States in 2015 and unanimously endorsed by the council, which renewed its... [Full Article...]

Lawsuit: Some female Uber passengers have 'endured rape, physical violence' from drivers

Lawsuit: Some female Uber passengers have 'endured rape, physical violence' from drivers Bustle has reached out to Uber for comment. Two women allegedly violated by Uber drivers have filed a law suit against Uber in a court in California . "Uber has created a system for bad actors to gain access to vulnerable victims", the lawsuit states. Internal customer support documents obtained from Uber in 2016 showed that more than 6,000 driver or rider complaints include the term "sexua... [Full Article...]

Israel Offers Aid to Iran-Iraq Earthquake Victims

Israel Offers Aid to Iran-Iraq Earthquake Victims Saying that Iran should not be allowed to maintain a permanent military presence in Syria, the lawmakers added that it would pose a significant threat to the security of Israel, Jordan, and United States' interests in the region. We will not allow Syria to become a front line against the state of Israel. Those distances would range from as little as 5km-7km up to around 30km, depending on curren... [Full Article...]

North Korean defector was shot six times by border troops: UNC

North Korean defector was shot six times by border troops: UNC Crossing into South Korea is particularly treacherous as the border is marked by trigger-happy soldiers on both sides. It said there was no exchange of gunfire between the two sides in 250-kilometer-long, 4-km-wide DMZ, which is fortified with land mines, fences and guard posts. [Full Article...]

China, Vietnam reach consensus on appropriately handling contested South China Sea

China, Vietnam reach consensus on appropriately handling contested South China Sea Washington is not among the claimants to the waterway, among the busiest in the world, but it has declared it has a national interest in ensuring freedom of navigation and overflight and the peaceful resolution of the disputes. "He knows that if he goes to war, everything will blow up". Duterte, however, said the Chinese leader would not back down on Beijing's territorial claim and justified his... [Full Article...]

AC-130 Gunship Simulator screenshot apparently proves the United States works with ISIS

AC-130 Gunship Simulator screenshot apparently proves the United States works with ISIS Earlier Tuesday, the MoD uploaded images on Facebook and Twitter , which it said were evidence that the USA were actually covering up Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) combat units. AFP was able to compare the images in the emailed defense ministry statement with the images of the video game on YouTube and confirm the resemblance. [Full Article...]

Sessions facing Congress amid new Russia probe details

In that written statement, the former Trump campaign national security adviser claimed that he had told Sessions about "connections" he had that "could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President Putin" in March of previous year. [Full Article...]

5 killed in shooting that ends at California elementary school, official says

Johnston said the child has been transported to the hospital, along with another child who was shot while riding in a truck. Mercy Dignity Health confirmed that the hospital has received three patients. A man says his roommate is among the victims in Northern California and that his neighbor was the gunman. "We are cooperating with local law enforcement - we don't have any confirmed informatio... [Full Article...]

The Senate Could Begin Debating Marriage Equality As Soon As Tomorrow

The Senate Could Begin Debating Marriage Equality As Soon As Tomorrow The vote showed 61.6% of people favoured allowing same-sex couples to Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said. "A Yes result would be a massive win for people power - millions of us sent back a Yes vote not just for marriage equality but also for fairness and love", she said. [Full Article...]

At UN, North Korea says United States to blame for 'worst ever situation'

At UN, North Korea says United States to blame for 'worst ever situation' If it did happen it could be a good thing, I can tell you, for North Korea, but it could also be good for a lot of other places and be good for the rest the world. Responding to the latest statement, Trump posted a tweet dripping with sarcasm: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old, ' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe so... [Full Article...]

Two injured in Mall of America stabbing, suspect in custody

Two injured in Mall of America stabbing, suspect in custody Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman . When the police arrived, they learned the stabbing began after a theft was interrupted. The victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center . He's being held on two counts of first-degree assault. [Full Article...]

Bahrain claims Iran behind 'act of terror' explosion at oil pipeline

Bahrain claims Iran behind 'act of terror' explosion at oil pipeline Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on Sunday refuted allegations of Tehran's involvement in a recent explosion on the only Bahrain's pipeline that supplies oil from Saudi Arabia. Bahrain, a Shi'ite-majority kingdom ruled by a Sunni dynasty, has seen sporadic violence since the repression in 2011 of a protest movement demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister. [Full Article...]

West Indies to play 3-match T20 series in Pakistan, confirms Sethi

The season will be played in 2018 and Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has already revealed that his board is committed to holding the finals in Karachi next season. "As we speak, the National Logistics Cell (NLC) is working overtime and they have promised to get Karachi stadium ready to host the final in March", he added. [Full Article...]

Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, the witnesses added. The blockade has already impacted millions, with malnutrition now common across the country, particularly in the north, and upwards of a million people coming down with cholera in the worst outbreak in human history, which killed over 2,000 people alone. [Full Article...]

Krishna river boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 16, ex-gratia announced

Krishna river boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 16, ex-gratia announced The passengers were travelling to Pavitra Sangamam to see a daily ritual when the boat lost its balance. National Disaster Response Force personnel joined divers in the rescue operations, but these were hampered with the sunset. Mr Chinarajappa, ministers Akhila Priya, Siddha Raghava Rao and a host of top officials were monitoring the relief and rescue operation and the search for bodies. [Full Article...]

Japanese prime minister falls in sand bunker while golfing with Trump

Japanese prime minister falls in sand bunker while golfing with Trump When they met in NY in November previous year immediately after Trump won the presidential election, the two leaders, both avid golfers, exchanged golfing items as gifts. "One of the things I think is very important is the prime minister is going to be purchasing massive amounts of military equipment, as he should", he said. [Full Article...]

Mueller probing pre-election Flynn meeting with California congressman

Mueller probing pre-election Flynn meeting with California congressman Investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller are questioning witnesses about an alleged September 2016 meeting between Mike Flynn, who later briefly served as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, and Rep. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have asked at least four individuals about a meeting in mid-December at the "21" Club in New York City, where Mr. [Full Article...]


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