Missing American Student Held in North Korea Since 2004, Report Says

03 Sep, 2016

Kathleen and Roy believe he was abducted by North Korea and this Japanese news article seems to confirm that. Jong-Un's English and knowledge of American culture - he's a huge basketball fan - is considered excellent. David, who was fluent in Korean at the time of his disappearance, is apparently married to a North Korean woman and still teaches English. Utah lawmakers have urged the U.S.

Powerful 7.1-magnitude natural disaster jolts off New Zealand

02 Sep, 2016

A 7.1 magnitude quake struck at 4:37 a.m. Friday in New Zealand about 352 miles northeast of Wellington. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says small tsunami waves have been observed and recommend people "exercise normal caution". The evacuation order and tsunami warning were lifted a few hours later. Melissa Down was at work at a Gisborne service station when the natural disaster hit.

US sends jets to protect forces from Syrian regime strikes

01 Sep, 2016

He also said he believes this is the first time the US has scrambled aircraft in response to an incident like this involving Syrian government bombings. Karns said that no weapons were fired by coalition fighter jets. The Pentagon said no coalition casualties were reported in Friday's strikes by two Syrian SU-24s, and United States special operations advisers had been moved to a safe location.

Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Geneva

01 Sep, 2016

USA secretary of state John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met in Geneva on Friday to discuss how the superpowers can work together to bring down the evil death cult. Any U.S. -Russian coordination would be complicated by the fact that Russia says there are Islamic extremist groups mixed in with the moderate rebels that the U.S.

Hustings in Glasgow: your views on Corbyn vs Smith

01 Sep, 2016

The MP added that Mr Corbyn had "failed abysmally" to lead Labour's Remain campaign to say in the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May has previously said that she will not trigger Article 50 this year (see our previous post "Theresa May: Brexit negotiations won't start in 2016, United Kingdom will seek freedom of movement controls" here).

White House: Last of 10k Syrian refugees will arrive this week

30 Aug, 2016

Though the program has drawn ire from many conservative politicians-including Republican nominee Donald Trump-who claim it is an open door for terrorists to enter the country, the Syrian refugees have been subject to intense and thorough background checks and there is no evidence to suggest that any questionable individuals have circumvented the rigorous screening process.

Union general secretary hits back after he's banned from Labour

27 Aug, 2016

Now the Labour Party is sifting through 180,000 new members to ensure they are not part of other groups. On the issue of the Labour Party in Scotland, who were overtaken by the Tories at the Scottish elections in May, Owen Smith claimed the Labour Party in Scotland had gone backwards under Mr Corbyn's leadership.

Oscar Pistorius: Appeal against 'lenient' six year murder sentence rejected

27 Aug, 2016

Prosecutors had protested against the length of term - which is less than half the minimum for murder in South Africa - as "shockingly lenient". OSCAR Pistorius' six-year-jail term can not be challenged, South African prosecutors have been told.

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

27 Aug, 2016

If an SLBM is capable of carrying a small nuclear warhead, it can pose a formidable threat, as the North would be able to hit targets theoretically from anywhere with little warning, the expert added. He does not expect North Korea would use weapons like these aggressively, but he says they would seriously complicate relations. North Korea's National Reconciliation Council (NRC) issued a highly threatening statement on Friday that called for the "elimination" of South Korean President Park ...

MQM chief's posters taken down in Karachi

26 Aug, 2016

The authenticity of the clip has not been independently verified by Dawn.com. "This is what I have been doing as a leader of MQM ", Aamir Liaquat Hussain said when asked if he was an adviser of Altaf Hussain. The Monday riots by the MQM workers and Hussain's speech triggered a crackdown leading to the sealing of the party's headquarters Nine Zero, along with several other offices in the metropolis and elsewhere in Sindh.

Government should act on its words on Kashmir, says Congress

26 Aug, 2016

The Home Minister also assured that he would arrange for an "alternative to pellet guns" which have been a cause of various deaths of both children and adults. Rajnath's two-day visit is expected to see meetings with various stakeholders, but there are reports that the business community in the Valley has refused to engage him citing the disturbed conditions after 46 days of curfew.

Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

24 Aug, 2016

Less than 24 hours before the boy's arrest, a child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and injured a further 100 as they danced at a wedding party in Turkey . A young teen Iraqi boy was on a holy mission for terrorist group ISIS when he was stopped by Iraqi security officers and forcibly separated from the suicide vest he was wearing.

Terrorist attacks have cost Paris almost $1 billion in tourism revenue

24 Aug, 2016

This industry is on its knees and it needs relief measures now. The country relies heavily on the tourism industry which generates over 7 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) from tourism, and over 13 per cent of that total in the Paris region.

The Witness is Coming to Xbox One

24 Aug, 2016

Thekla is also now working on an iOS version of the game, but the studio isn't saying when it'll come out. That port will use the same first-person puzzle-solving gameplay of the console and PC game, albeit with tap-based controls and diminished graphics to suit the less powerful tech.

11 killed, 19 injured in air raid on Yemen hospital

21 Aug, 2016

World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said all remaining patients and staff have been evacuated from the hospital that was partially destroyed. "Once again, a fully functional hospital full of patients and MSF national and worldwide staff members, was bombed in a war that has shown no respect for medical facilities or patients", Teresa Sancristoval, for MSF's Emergency Unit in Yemen, said in the statement.

Trump campaign manager Manafort resigns after troubled stretch

20 Aug, 2016

Yet his role grew to serve as Trump's connection to the GOP establishment, telling Republican elders that their presidential nominee would run a traditional campaign that would not imperil down-ballot candidates. The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S.

South Sudan: Eyewitness account of violence against aid workers

18 Aug, 2016

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Monday: "We are deeply concerned that United Nations peacekeepers were apparently either incapable of or unwilling to respond to calls for help". The soldiers then went to door to door, taking money, phones, laptops and auto keys. "They were very excited, very drunk, under the influence of something, nearly a mad state, walking around shooting off rounds inside the rooms", an American witness said.

Russian Federation rejects allegations of using Iranian military bases for airstrikes in Syria

18 Aug, 2016

He said Russian warplanes were used with Iran's consent within the framework of an "anti-terrorist operation on the territory of Syria at the request of the legitimate Syrian government". He further said that moderate rebels' claim is what the USA is hanging on to and without that claim it would be losing its bargaining chip in the region.

Zambian police arrest opposition protesters after disputed poll

17 Aug, 2016

But the ruling Patriotic Front's (PF) secretary general Davis Chama, who popped several bottles of Champagne at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre where the results were announced, laughed off allegations of vote rigging. Lungu's supporters, draped in the regalia of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), took to the streets, chanting slogans and hooting vehicle horns in celebration soon after the announcement.

Clinton's E-Mail Troubles Persist as FBI Sends Notes to Congress

17 Aug, 2016

The contents would also include copies of classified emails handled via her private email account along with summaries of FBI's interviews with several senior Clinton aides, Xinhua news agency reported. The disclosure to Congress is expected in the coming days, officials said. Clinton also says she never sent any information by email that was marked "classified".

Envoy joins Indian community to celebrate 70th Independence Day in Oman

16 Aug, 2016

On this 70th Independence Day share we at India.com has shared a list of 20 Messages, Wishes, Images, Quotes & Greetings which you can share with your loved ones. "At the stroke of today's midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom", woke India up to a new era after nearly a century of the Indian independence movement.

Trump Endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain at Wisconsin Rally

14 Aug, 2016

He also changed his position on Rep. Ryan of Wisconsin, who Trump earlier this week said " wasn't quite there " in reference to an endorsing statement Ryan gave about Trump. It was the same phrase used by Mr Ryan before he finally endorsed the Republican presidential candidate. "I'm just going to rise above this stuff, and I'm not going to get involved in some petty back and forth, I see no goal in that".

Turkey seeks 32 fugitive diplomats in post-coup inquiry

13 Aug, 2016

Isik told Haberturk television that Turkey's role in the US -led coalition against Islamic State will continue without interruption following the coup. "All of the countries in the region must cooperate to bring peace in Syria and fighting against extremism", Zarif said. High on the agenda will be developing relations between Turkey and Iran, as well as ways to resolve the Syrian issue.

Ethiopian Almaz Ayana breaks women's 10000m world record

13 Aug, 2016

Almaz Ayana shattered the 10,000m world record in 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds at the 2016 Rio Olympic on Friday, August 12th, 2016. Four individual world records have been set in swimming, including American Katie Ledecky carving almost two seconds off her own world-best time in the women's 400-meter freestyle.

Bombings in Thailand target tourist cities, killing 4 people

13 Aug, 2016

It was not clear who was behind the attacks Thursday and Friday, which followed a successful referendum held last weekend on a new constitution that critics say will bolster the military's power for years to come. Separate blasts were reported elsewhere in the south. While Phuket is an incredibly popular tourist hotspot, the devices used were not particularly big and most beach resorts were on high alert after a bomb was found in Phuket Wednesday night, according to security expert Paul ...

5 things you might not know about Katherine Grainger

12 Aug, 2016

The British pair led with 200 metres to go but Grainger said: "I don't think you ever think you're going to win it". "I knew I was capable for a performance of Olympic medal standard and it hadn't quite come out yet". Thornley, a former Abbey Gate College and Bishop Heber High School pupil, is celebrating her first Olympic success. "She is an incredible person, and its been an absolute privilege to work with her for 16 years".

More Delta cancellations even as operations get back to normal

11 Aug, 2016

Delta Air Lines delayed or canceled hundreds of flights Monday after its compute. On Tuesday night Delta posted a press release to their News Hub website with a more "positive" tone and outlook for Wednesday's flight schedule. The network is supposed to instantly switch over to backup computer systems. "We would appreciate first of all a breakdown of what they're spending on IT because that's not really clear to us", Corridore said.

Van Der Breggen wins women's road race

08 Aug, 2016

Commentating for the BBC , former Olympic champion Chris Boardman said he was "angry" about the risky nature of the descent. The 33-year-old Dutchwoman went over her handlebars with about 12 kilometres to go. They took their lead out to more than a minute but were caught with 23km left, just after the final climb of the Vista Chinesa had begun. One name that does stand out is Megan Guarnier the American rider.

Stranded workers: VK Singh leaves for Saudi Arabia

07 Aug, 2016

Making a statement in Parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said the workers will be brought back home, asserting that not one of them will go hungry. Saudi Arabia says it investigates any complaints of companies not paying wages and if necessary obliges these firms to do so or risk fines and other penalties.

Air Algeria plane lands safely after technical fault

07 Aug, 2016

But just before arriving, it mysteriously went off the radar. Air Algerie flight AH1020 has returned to Algiers due to technical problems and landed safely, according to local media reports. The initial worries of a crash were sparked when the plane completely disappeared from a number of flight radar tracking websites. Flightradar24 website showed the tracking status of the aircraft as "unknown" as it experienced coverage issues with the plane.

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