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North Korean soldier defects at Joint Security Area North Korean soldier defects at Joint Security Area
- November 13, 2017

The defector is now in South Korean military custody, according to the statement. North Korea has typically accused South Korea of enticing its citizens to defect, something the South denies. No civilians live there, and a cluster of blue huts form a Joint Security Area overseen by North Korea and the UN Command. One South Korean soldier and three North Korean border guards were killed. (more...)
Zuma releases highly anticipated fees report Zuma releases highly anticipated fees report
- November 13, 2017

This would be for students attending private and public universities and colleges, regardless of their background, according to the report released by President Jacob Zuma on Monday. The free education plan was reportedly drawn up by Morris Masutha, the former boyfriend of Zuma's daughter, Thuthukile. In October, City Press obtained a leaked version of the Fees Commission report . (more...)
Comienza Venezuela proceso de renegociación de deuda externa Comienza Venezuela proceso de renegociación de deuda externa
- November 13, 2017

El Presidente de la República Nicolás Maduro emitió, durante una cadena nacional, un decreto en el que ordenó el refinanciamiento y la reestructuración de la deuda externa de Venezuela . "Recientemente pagamos 2.000 millones de dólares". Un 70% de los tenedores de bonos son estadounidenses y canadienses. Washington impuso sanciones financieras a Venezuela , que prohíben a sus ciudadanos y empresas negociar nueva deuda emitida por el gobierno de Maduro y PDVSA. (more...)
North Korean soldier is shot while defecting, South says North Korean soldier is shot while defecting, South says
- November 13, 2017

A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side on November 13 while defecting to South Korea at the border truce village of Panmunjom, the South's military said. Over the decades since the peninsula was divided, dozens of North Korean soldiers have fled to the South through the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the rest of the border. (more...)
Morocco Stuns Cote d'Ivoire, Qualifies to the World Cup Morocco Stuns Cote d'Ivoire, Qualifies to the World Cup
- November 13, 2017

Tunisian winger Wahbi Khazri said on Sunday he can not describe his feelings after helping his national team reach the World Cup, saying their qualification was fully deserved. Belgium's Interior Minister Jan Jambon spoke against the incidents, tweeting that they were part of an unacceptable aggression. "Living together means respect, also for the police who are committed to our safety day and night". (more...)
Pacific nations agree on 'core elements' of new TPP trade deal Pacific nations agree on 'core elements' of new TPP trade deal
- November 13, 2017

China had noted that the 11 TPP countries had made some progress on the deal, but it "hasn't paid too much attention" because it is focused on APEC work during the meeting, Zhang Jun, Director General of the Department of International Economic Affairs of China's Foreign Ministry, told reporters. (more...)
US, South Korea start drills in show of force against North
- November 13, 2017

For this, the two countries will strengthen strategic talks on all levels, presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan told reporters in Danang, Vietnam, where a meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and China's Xi Jinping was held on the sidelines of an APEC summit. (more...)
5.8 magnitude natural disaster hits east coast of Japan
- November 13, 2017

There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, but the tremor sent people rushing outside in panic. A preliminary magnitude 6.5 quake was reported Sunday night near Parrita, Costa Rica. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said authorities were gathering information. There was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat, the U.S. National Weather Service said. (more...)
Trump willing to help mediate between claimants of South China Sea Trump willing to help mediate between claimants of South China Sea
- November 13, 2017

Tensions over the sea spiked earlier this year when Vietnam suspended an oil exploration project in an area of the waterway also claimed by Beijing, reportedly over pressure from its powerhouse communist neighbor. China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei all have competing claims to various island chains in the South China Sea. The ASEAN leaders also will reiterate their "grave concern" over North Korea's development of "weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear and ... (more...)
Asean, Hong Kong ink free-trade deal Asean, Hong Kong ink free-trade deal
- November 13, 2017

The Asean Hong Kong China Free Trade Agreement (AHKCFTA) is expected to come into effect by January 2019, and has the main aim of 'strengthening economic relations between Asean as an integrated market and Hong Kong as one of the world's leading trade and investment powerhouses, ' Asean ministers said in a joint statement. (more...)
India, US rope in Japan, Aussies to take on China India, US rope in Japan, Aussies to take on China
- November 13, 2017

Quad attains significant as it is the first occasion when India outstretched itself beyond the region to play a key role in building a new rule-based global order. President Donald Trump at a gala dinner thrown by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines for the visiting leaders, who are here to participate in the 31st ASEAN and the 12th East Asia summits. (more...)
The Shooting Of Salman Khan Starrer 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Wraps Up The Shooting Of Salman Khan Starrer 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Wraps Up
- November 13, 2017

Salman's Kick leading lady - Jacqueline Fernandez , who was a part of the previous edition, is back with the hunk of an actor for this film too. "Last day of Tiger Zinda Hai shoot and sharing with you first day of Race 3 picture in a bit", he captioned the image. (more...)
Second Lib proposes same-sex marriage bill Second Lib proposes same-sex marriage bill
- November 13, 2017

The Equality Campaign's Alex Greenwich said the Paterson bill would be a step in the wrong direction. Nearly eight in 10 Australians who received the Australian Bureau of Statistics same-sex marriage survey form have already had their say. (more...)
ISIS: Philippine President thanks Russian Federation for timely assistance ISIS: Philippine President thanks Russian Federation for timely assistance
- November 13, 2017

But Duterte said: "If you do not like me, I do not like you". "Jail? Jeez. When I was a teenager, I was in and out of jail", he said, in a mixture of Tagalog and English. "Having said that, I'm confident that President Trump, having endorsed Duterte's war on drugs, will also see no necessity in bringing it up", he said. (more...)
Pollution check: Delhi govt calls off Odd-Even plan for now Pollution check: Delhi govt calls off Odd-Even plan for now
- November 13, 2017

But after NGT's own intervention Delhi government cited the socio- economic reasons for abstaining from its decision. The court told the government the odd-even formula should come into effect every time the particulate matter (PM) 10 exceeds the level of 500 and PM 2.5 rises above 300. (more...)
Vodafone, Idea Cellular sell towers to ATC for INR 78.5 billion Vodafone, Idea Cellular sell towers to ATC for INR 78.5 billion
- November 13, 2017

Idea has reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1,106.8 crore for the second quarter of the current financial year, according to the exchange filing . "Idea's net debt as on September 30, 2017 was Rs 54,100 crore, including a large component of 'deferred payment obligation" for spectrum acquired in auctions. (more...)
Moon, Xi Agree to Normalize Ties After THAAD Spat Moon, Xi Agree to Normalize Ties After THAAD Spat
- November 13, 2017

Abe said he had proposed visiting China at an appropriate time, which would then be followed by Xi visiting Japan. Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Saturday that he encouraged Seoul to resume dialogue with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported. (more...)
Woman's body found in the middle of Gold Coast street Woman's body found in the middle of Gold Coast street
- November 13, 2017

He is due to face the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow. The neighbour tried to save the woman, but she was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. He was found with non-life threatening injuries and is being treated in a nearby hospital, where he is assisting police with their enquiries. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte offers to host 'world summit' on human rights Philippines' Duterte offers to host 'world summit' on human rights
- November 13, 2017

Trump spoke briefly with Duterte on Sunday night at the opening of the summit, their toast splashed on front pages in Manila on Monday morning as they met again for a brief, but warm, handshake as Trump arrived for his first ASEAN summit. (more...)
Strong quake rattles Costa Rica
- November 13, 2017

Several aftershocks were felt. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage after the quake, which hit near, San Jose, the capital. Media in neighboring Panama and Nicaragua said the natural disaster was felt on their territories too, but no damage was detected. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said authorities were gathering information. (more...)
Trump slams 'haters' over US-Russia ties, takes dig at Kim Jong Trump slams 'haters' over US-Russia ties, takes dig at Kim Jong
- November 13, 2017

Trump had warned of " fire and fury " on Pyongyang, threatened to "totally destroy" it and called its supremo a " Rocket Man on a suicide mission", in his angry response to a raft of provocations, including its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. (more...)
Cops capture suspect after two stabbed at Mall of America Cops capture suspect after two stabbed at Mall of America
- November 13, 2017

The chief said family members were able to disarm the suspect by the time police arrived, and the male suspect was taken into custody. The Macy's was closed as a result of the incident. He got me!'. I knew something was not right. "Some other shoppers ran toward the screaming, and someone (who I believe was the victim's brother) yelled '911!' I called the police and hid". (more...)
Korean president to attend ASEAN meetings, bilateral summits Korean president to attend ASEAN meetings, bilateral summits
- November 13, 2017

Coincidentally, India is also marking 25 years of ties with the Asean this year and hopes to host all Asean leaders at a commemorative summit in New Delhi in January 2018. While there are going to be significant bilateral on the sidelines of the Summit level meetings, the Modi-Trump meeting is also crucial because it comes right after President Donald Trump's visit to China and the support that U.S. (more...)
Suspects sought in Fairfield freeway shooting Suspects sought in Fairfield freeway shooting
- November 13, 2017

CHP officials said two men were in a white Toyota Camry entering Highway 80 when two men in a gray SUV shot at the driver's side of the Toyota. The injured trooper was Tycee M. He is expected to survive. The two suspects continued driving eastbound on Interstate 80 following the shooting, according to Harvey. After crashing into the truck, the CHP said the woman lost control of the vehicle and it began to roll over. (more...)
Macron: France Sold Two Military Ships to UAE Macron: France Sold Two Military Ships to UAE
- November 13, 2017

Iranian Foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, reacted to anti-Iran remarks of French President who was visiting Persian Gulf states of UAE and KSA. This came after " its [Iran's] Houthi proxy " in Yemen fired a missile towards the Saudi capital last week. He said it illustrated the need for negotiations with Tehran over its missile development. (more...)
Alwar: Muslim Man Transporting Cows Shot Dead Allegedly By 'Gau Rakshaks' Alwar: Muslim Man Transporting Cows Shot Dead Allegedly By 'Gau Rakshaks'
- November 13, 2017

Mr. Tahir Khan, 42, who escaped from the spot, has reportedly been admitted to a private hospital at Ferozepur Jhirka in Haryana, while Mr. Javed Khan, 28, is missing. His uncle Iliyas Muhammed said that the two were not transporting the cow for slaughter objective. The tyres of the truck had been removed, said Rahul Prakash, a senior police officer from Alwar . (more...)
Liz Smith, queen of tabloid gossip, dies at 94 Liz Smith, queen of tabloid gossip, dies at 94
- November 13, 2017

After proving she could canoodle with the best of New York's smart set, she was awarded her own column in 1976 by the New York Daily News and also became a regular on WNBC's " Live at Five ". She cared deeply about illiteracy and raised about $37 million for Literacy Partners, which reportedly helped 27,000 people learn to read. It was syndicated for years in 60 to 70 other newspapers, even as she appeared on television news and entertainment programmes and wrote magazine articles and ... (more...)
Xi calls on Seoul to resume North Korea talks Xi calls on Seoul to resume North Korea talks
- November 13, 2017

President Trump's exchange of threats and insults with Pyongyang has done nothing to curb regional tensions and with South Korea and China suited either side of the hermit state, it is in their interests not to push for military action. The agreement is a positive move for relations in the region, however it is likely to spark a fire under North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un - who viewed China as its only ally in his self-inflicted war of words with the South Korea "puppet force" and the US. (more...)
Japan's Abe says Canada differs on TPP 11 deal Japan's Abe says Canada differs on TPP 11 deal
- November 13, 2017

Canada has said it wants to changes made to the current deal's intellectual property, cultural exemption and supply management market access sections. The requirement, meant to make it impossible for the free trade agreement to take effect without the participation of the United States, the world's largest economy, will not apply to the new TPP . (more...)
Very Tired-Sounding John Kelly: Yeah, I Just Ignore Donald Trump's Tweets Very Tired-Sounding John Kelly: Yeah, I Just Ignore Donald Trump's Tweets
- November 12, 2017

The retired general went on to say that the tweets "are what they are" but that he doesn't take them into account while trying to shape policy as the staff develops "policy in the normal traditional way". After it was reported that the Kim Jong-un had called him "old and insane", Trump mocked the reclusive leader by tweeting that he'd "NEVER call him short and fat ". (more...)

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