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Massive natural disaster hits Papua New Guinea

Massive natural disaster hits Papua New Guinea The quake occurred at around 3:44 AM Monday local time at an estimated depth of 35 kilometers near the Southern Highlands area of New Guinea island. "ExxonMobil PNG has confirmed that the PNG LNG facility at Hides has also been safely shut down". "The bush structures that they build tend to handle earthquakes extremely well", Christian missionary Brandon Buser told Reuters after contacting sev... [Full Article...]

Indian diplomat summoned over ceasefire violations

Indian diplomat summoned over ceasefire violations However, as per media reports, the government of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has readied evacuation plan to relocate locals to safe areas due to recent "provocation" by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC). "This could be a military strategy", Baramulla Deputy Commissioner Nasir Naqash told the newspaper. The Army official also added that the villagers have been evacuated and the Arm... [Full Article...]

Nigerian schoolgirls 'unaccounted for' after Boko Haram raid

Nigerian schoolgirls 'unaccounted for' after Boko Haram raid It is totally unreasonable and callous for the government to preoccupy itself with fairy tales, claiming that some of the girls yet to be accounted for might be hibernating in the villages to which they fled after the onslaught on their college, instead of making serious efforts to track their whereabouts. [Full Article...]

Mexican president's visit to White House postponed after testy Trump call

Mexican president's visit to White House postponed after testy Trump call The fight was reportedly over Trump's refusal to publicly affirm Mexico's position on a border wall . As a result of the impasse, both countries later agreed that getting the leaders together at the White House wasn't a good idea. Pena Nieto's visit had been considered for February or March, the Post said, but the Mexican leader wanted to avoid public embarrassment. Pena Nieto's par... [Full Article...]

IAEA reaffirms Iran's compliance to nuclear deal for 10th time

IAEA reaffirms Iran's compliance to nuclear deal for 10th time The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA ) has once again confirmed that Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement. What is the Iran Nuclear Deal? . "If we lose the JCPOA, we will face another nuclear crisis", Araqchi said. For his part, German ambassador Michael Klor-Berchtold highlighted the growing activities of German companies in Iran, saying s... [Full Article...]

16 arrested in Kerala tribal murder case

16 arrested in Kerala tribal murder case According to police, Madhu died hours after that image was taken Thursday, vomiting inside a police jeep on his way to a local hospital. The family members of tribal youth Madhu, who was beaten to death in Attappadi on the charge of stealing food, have criticised the role of the forest department. [Full Article...]

Employer of Filipina maid 'found dead in freezer' arrested

Employer of Filipina maid 'found dead in freezer' arrested Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers' apartment more than a year after she was reported missing. Asked whether the government will hold Demafelis' recruiters accountable for what happened to her, Roque said, "PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) asked NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to summon them". [Full Article...]

Man dies after throwing explosive device at US Embassy in Montenegro

Man dies after throwing explosive device at US Embassy in Montenegro An unknown person throws an explosive device at the U.S. embassy in Montenegro before blowing himself up. A man threw a bomb into the embassy compound and then killed himself around midnight Wednesday. The embassy said Thursday on its Facebook and Twitter accounts that "all Mission personnel are safe and accounted for following the incident early this morning". [Full Article...]

Dropbox files for IPO as market competition increases

Dropbox files for IPO as market competition increases That amount is a placeholder and is likely to change. Dropbox said Friday that it booked $1.1 billion in revenue a year ago. It's official, the Dropbox IPO filing is here. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Dropbox said it planned to raise up to $500 million in the offering, and meant to use the money for a variety of purposes, including potential acquisitio... [Full Article...]

U.S. pushes more United Nations sanctions targeting North Korea oil, coal smuggling

U.S. pushes more United Nations sanctions targeting North Korea oil, coal smuggling The Treasury Department said it was barring USA business transactions with nine worldwide shipping companies from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Panama, and nine of their vessels. The strategy includes sanctioning entities that the USA believes provide oil and other financial assistance to North Korea. The latest U.S. sanctions come just days before the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winte... [Full Article...]

At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan At least 30 people have been killed in four attacks across three Afghan provinces, officials said Saturday. "We will work hard with our Afghan security counterparts and teammates to help protect the civilians of Afghanistan as much as possible", he said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation tests new Su-57 stealth fighter over war-weary Syrian skies

Russian Federation tests new Su-57 stealth fighter over war-weary Syrian skies This follows the USA employment earlier this month of its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22 stealth fighter, in strikes against alleged terrorist targets in Syria . "First-stage state trials are over". Last month, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance said that the Russian air force has been tracking and watching how fourth- and fifth-genera... [Full Article...]

Global watchdog places Pak on terror 'grey list'

Global watchdog places Pak on terror 'grey list' Weeks earlier, Islamabad had placed Hafiz Saeed and other assorted radical persons and outfits on their terrorist watch list to ease increasing United States pressure to do more against terrorists. "Government's dismal diplomacy and nonchalant attitude will probably result in Pak being placed on FATF Grey List again today". More specifically the concern was about Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insan... [Full Article...]

Severe weather warning from Sunday

Meteorologist, Martin Bowles, said temperatures could drop to as low as -5C in London on Sunday night and that snow could fall early next week. It today emerged that Britain is set to be hit by a frighteningly freezing vortex, called the "Beast from the East", which could bring the coldest spell in "several years". [Full Article...]

Argentina found 400 kilos of cocaine in the Russian embassy

Argentina found 400 kilos of cocaine in the Russian embassy The sting operation resulted in the arrest of two suspects in Argentina and three in Russian Federation. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said Thursday that 860 pounds (389 kilograms) of the drug were hidden inside diplomatic luggage. [Full Article...]

Bangladeshi community marks International Mother Language Day

Bangladeshi community marks International Mother Language Day Language is fundamental to communication of all kinds, and it is communication that makes change and development possible in human society. "About 7,000 languages are spoken by people across the world today, but more than half of them are threatened, or on the cusp of extinction, said Prof". [Full Article...]

Major study backs efficacy of antidepressants

Major study backs efficacy of antidepressants The global team of researchers, led by Dr Andrea Cipriani (NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre), searched through multiple databases to find any trials involving antidepressant therapies up until 8 January 2016. The team were also unable to look at effectiveness or acceptability of antidepressants in relation to age, sex, severity of symptoms, duration of illness or other factors... [Full Article...]

Broward County Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting

Broward County Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting The proposal to put guns in schools closely mirrors arguments pushed by the National Rifle Association, which staunchly opposes all gun control efforts. Media captionSeven things the NRA blames after Florida Why was he there? He also spoke about Marjory Stoneman Douglas' School Resource Deputy on the day of the shooting. [Full Article...]

Olympics: Lindsey Vonn Gets Emotional After Medaling in Final Downhill Race

Olympics: Lindsey Vonn Gets Emotional After Medaling in Final Downhill Race Marcel Hirscher, who has claimed two gold medals in Pyeongchang , ruled out competing for Austria before the start of the Olympics because he felt it would compromise his bid to win a seventh successive World Cup overall title. "Some of the lines I took (Tuesday) I think were faster, others not", Vonn said course-side, before going to analyze her run on video. She has four World Cup wins - tw... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party In order to understand the future implications of the court judgment, Pakistan Today spoke to various legal experts, whose majority was of the opinion that there were chances of a delay in the Senate elections. Following the Supreme Court's verdict, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from serving as Pakistan's Prime Minister, as well as the leader of the National Assembly. [Full Article...]


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