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Legally-binding East Sea Code of Conduct needed — ASEAN chief Legally-binding East Sea Code of Conduct needed — ASEAN chief
- November 16, 2017

When asked whether the JWG meet in Vietnam could eventually lead to the next level- negotiations for a COC- Dr. Batongbacal said, "not necessarily". He has refused to immediately take up with China a ruling by a United Nations -linked tribunal that invalidated Beijing's sprawling claims in the South China Sea, sparking criticism from nationalists and left-wing groups that wanted him to demand Chinese compliance with the landmark decision immediately. (more...)
Cops smash drug smuggling syndicate as cocaine found on yacht Cops smash drug smuggling syndicate as cocaine found on yacht
- November 16, 2017

In August, investigators from the NSW Police Force State Crime Command's Organised Crime Squad, Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission commenced a joint investigation into the importation of cocaine by private vessels. (more...)
RCEP leaders reaffirm commitment to reach FTA agreement RCEP leaders reaffirm commitment to reach FTA agreement
- November 16, 2017

He said the pact, which brings together 16 countries, would be one of the biggest trade deals when it enters into force as it covers nearly half of the world's population and around one third of the global gross domestic product ( GDP ). "The principle of flexibility is important", another source said. Meanwhile, during the Asean-Canada Summit, also held Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his country's desire to join the RCEP summit plus to be able to engage with its ... (more...)
Duterte backs Japan vs North Korea Duterte backs Japan vs North Korea
- November 16, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, who was to debut at the East Asia Summit , skipped the meeting, apparently due to a delay in proceedings. U.S. President Donald Trump visited China this month seeking its help to rein in North Korea and a senior Chinese diplomat will visit the North from Friday. (more...)
Mother's dismembered remains found in storage unit Mother's dismembered remains found in storage unit
- November 16, 2017

He's not been charged in his wife's death. The Johnson County court documents do not say how she died, but note that the investigation is continuing. When Justin Rey was arrested, he told police his wife delivered their baby in the bathtub of a hotel room near Interstate-70 and Stadium Drive, where they had been staying since September 25th. (more...)
Unique anti-ageing mutation discovered Unique anti-ageing mutation discovered
- November 16, 2017

As for whether his team plans to continue studying this unique Amish community, Vaughan said, "We hope to be able to revisit them regularly and do additional testing to look at the velocity of aging in this kindred, and unearth more details about the protective effect of this mutation". (more...)
Republicans Add ACA Mandate Repeal To Tax Bill Republicans Add ACA Mandate Repeal To Tax Bill
- November 16, 2017

The Democrats are fit to be tied over the maneuver underway in the Senate to gut Obamacare through a tweak to the legislation enacting the Trump tax cuts. Does it make this tax bill more likely to pass if the removal of the mandate is part of it? The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have estimated that while deficits would dip, premiums would increase by 10% throughout most of the next decade if the mandate is repealed though the markets would largely remain ... (more...)
ICG firing case: TN CM writes to PM Modi ICG firing case: TN CM writes to PM Modi
- November 16, 2017

Noting that another fisherman Johnson sustained injury in his left shoulder, he said the injured fishermen are presently admitted in the General Hospital, Rameswaram. Mandapam police has registered a FIR on the incident based on a complaint filed by fishermen, Palaniswami said. Tamil Nadu IT Minister M Manikandan had told PTI on Tuesday that the matter would be taken up with the Centre to ensure that such incidents did not recur. (more...)
United Nations panel condemns North Korea for missile launches and human rights abuses United Nations panel condemns North Korea for missile launches and human rights abuses
- November 16, 2017

Japan's Ambassador to the UN Koro Bessho said that North Korean authorities continue to use the country's resources for its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea's ambassador to the UN, Ja Song-nam, said his country "categorically" rejects the resolution and left the meeting room abruptly after giving a speech condemning the human rights committee's decision. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of showers TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of showers
- November 16, 2017

East southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. High 48F. S winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 miles per hour. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 miles per hour. Chance of rain 90%. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming southeast in the morning. (more...)
Check out Amitabh Bachchan's adorable wishes on Aaradhya Bachchan's 6th birthday Check out Amitabh Bachchan's adorable wishes on Aaradhya Bachchan's 6th birthday
- November 16, 2017

Abhishek Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan are seen along with the actress. Amitabh, 75, also shared a photograph of Aaradhya on Twitter on Wednesday night. One of the photos from Amitabh Bachchan's blog was particularly singled out and is being shared around by fan clubs. Apart from special plans for Aaradhya's sixth birthday, her day was made extra special with the many adorable birthday wishes, one of them being this Instagram post. (more...)
Kashmir IGP: Pakistan recruiting Militants through social media Kashmir IGP: Pakistan recruiting Militants through social media
- November 16, 2017

Speaking about the anti-militancy operation, IGP Kashmir zone, Muneer Khan reiterated that security forces are ready to accept the surrender of local militants even during encounters. He was injured during an encounter with the security forces in Kund village on Tuesday, the official said. The young soldier Manjinder Singh was 22 years old and had donned the uniform in 2015. (more...)
Floods Caused by Heavy Rain in Greece Have Killed at Least 10 Floods Caused by Heavy Rain in Greece Have Killed at Least 10
- November 16, 2017

Further storms are expected to hit western Greece in the coming days. Fast-flowing torrents of red mud flooded roads. Several walls from yards and low buildings collapsed, filling roads with rubble. Numerous dead were elderly people whose bodies were found inside their homes, reports say. Greece has been experiencing bad weather for the past week, and heavy rain caused the flash flooding yesterday evening. (more...)
Reliance group stocks tumble up to 12 percent on heavy selling Reliance group stocks tumble up to 12 percent on heavy selling
- November 16, 2017

Shares of Reliance group of companies, led by Reliance Communications, today came under massive selling and tumbled up to 12 per cent. Reliance Infrastructure, which owns the Mumbai electricity distribution business, fell over 9% to close at Rs 417, and Reliance Power fell 8.5% to Rs 35. (more...)
Bill Belichick Acknowledges Nerves Prior To Delivering Speech To Navy Bill Belichick Acknowledges Nerves Prior To Delivering Speech To Navy
- November 16, 2017

Bill Belichick grew up in Annapolis, Md., so there's special meaning for him. I was probably as nervous as I've been talking to a group in quite a while. "That'd be a plus". Below is a video of Belichick speaking. "It's kind of good to have an understanding of where you are and what happens at an institution like the Air Force Academy". (more...)
PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with counterparts from Australia, Vietnam — ASEAN Summit PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with counterparts from Australia, Vietnam — ASEAN Summit
- November 16, 2017

According to Kumar, the two leaders "shared common goal to deepen bilateral relations between the two countries". "The relations between India and the United States are growing, and I also feel that the relationship between India and the USA is not only of mutual interest. (more...)
Dept. of Education: Number of homeless students in OR hits all-time high Dept. of Education: Number of homeless students in OR hits all-time high
- November 16, 2017

In the Portland metro area, Reynolds School District on the border between east Portland and Gresham had the highest percentage - 10.1 percent or 1,168 students. That's a 5.6 percent increase from the year before. OR received $502,000 for the 2016-17 school year, which funded 11 programs serving 47 school districts. (more...)
Bronx woman to serve 40 years to life for killing pregnant woman Bronx woman to serve 40 years to life for killing pregnant woman
- November 16, 2017

Now, murder convict Ashleigh Wade has learned her fate for the 2015 killing and kidnapping, but not without first making a statement of remorse before victim Angelikque Sutton's family. Last month, Wade was found guilty of second-degree murder and kidnapping. She cut her major blood vessels. 'Once she had cut Ms. Sutton's abdomen open, the defendant cut Ms. (more...)
Despite pollution rising, Delhi government sits on Rs 787 crore green fund Despite pollution rising, Delhi government sits on Rs 787 crore green fund
- November 16, 2017

The Congress said the city government was not utilising funds for strengthening the public transport system, and instead was involved in "blame game". Arvind Kejriwal pulled up senior officers, including the chief secretary, over delay in procurement of new buses. Kejriwal held a almost 90-minute meeting at Khattar's residence here and it primarily centered around air pollution and stubble burning that is a major contributory factor to smog, which has engulfed the capital and parts of ... (more...)
Turkey issues diplomatic note to USA over Turkish businessman Turkey issues diplomatic note to USA over Turkish businessman
- November 16, 2017

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8, but U.S. prosecutors said that posting was in error and he remained in jail. USA prosecutors also charged the former Turkish economy minister Zafer Çağlayan, who is also the former general manager of state-owned Halkbank, Süleyman Aslan, and two others for conspiring to evade US sanctions against Iran . (more...)
CJP dismisses Nawaz's in-chamber appeal to club NAB references CJP dismisses Nawaz's in-chamber appeal to club NAB references
- November 16, 2017

The plea was filed by Nawaz's legal team under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution. It also pleaded that direction issued in Panamagate verdict to the NAB regarding filing the three reference should be declared null and void. Nawaz has filed a similar plea, seeking the clubbing of three references into one, in the Islamabad High Court which is hearing the case. NAB's Rawalpindi branch prepared two references regarding the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals Establishment, and the almost ... (more...)
Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold
- November 16, 2017

Seismologists in the country said it was the biggest quake to hit the western part of Iran. Officials announced that schools in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces would be closed Monday because of the tremor. The quake, centered in Penjwin in Iraq's Sulaimaniyah province in the Kurdistan region, killed at least six people in Iraq and injured more than 68 others. (more...)
South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday - Blue House South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday - Blue House
- November 16, 2017

Moon and 10 ASEAN leaders were also joined by the leaders of five other countries now involved in negotiations for a regional free trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, in a joint call to conclude their negotiations before the end of next year. (more...)
Child survives plane crash in Russia's Far East Child survives plane crash in Russia's Far East
- November 16, 2017

The grandmother lives in our settlement. 'They called me and said that she was already in the hospital. Doctors say that the girl will be sent to Khabarovsk tomorrow for treatment at a major hospital, and to be reunited with her mother. (more...)
Pollution hotspots identified in Delhi Pollution hotspots identified in Delhi
- November 16, 2017

Yesterday, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had written to Lt Governor Anil Baijal urging him to "reconsider" the hike effected to tackle alarming pollution levels, holding the move was proving to be counterproductive. The Indian captain took to his social media page and has urged the people of Delhi to take measures in reducing the level of pollution in the city. (more...)
US Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Return To Importation Of Elephant Trophies US Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Return To Importation Of Elephant Trophies
- November 16, 2017

It added that Zimbabwe and Zambia , as well as six other countries, allow sport hunting regardless of the decline in elephant populations, and that research suggests encouraging conservation-friendly tourist activities would better promote the survival of the species. (more...)
Texas sheriff seeks truck owner with Trump F-bomb message in window Texas sheriff seeks truck owner with Trump F-bomb message in window
- November 16, 2017

The controversial sign in question reads, "F (expletive) Trump and f (expletive) you for voting for him". Sheriff Troy E. Nehls, whose county covers much of the southwest Houston suburbs, said he has received numerous calls about the white decal on the back window of the pickup truck, often seen along Farm to Market 359 near Richmond, the Houston Chronicle reported. (more...)
Note recall, Aadhaar & GST focus of PM Modi's speech — ASEAN Summit Note recall, Aadhaar & GST focus of PM Modi's speech — ASEAN Summit
- November 16, 2017

Stressing that most sectors of the Indian economy are open for foreign investment, Modi said he was "working day and night" towards easy, effective and transparent governance. He also lauded Ujjawala scheme and said three crore people have been benefitted under the scheme. He said that India's present too, must be equally bright, and radiant. (more...)
Indrani Mukherjea blames husband for murdered daughter Sheena's disappearance Indrani Mukherjea blames husband for murdered daughter Sheena's disappearance
- November 16, 2017

Indrani submitted an application before the special trial court seeking call data records of Peter's phone, and alleged that he along with others had conspired, abducted and caused Sheena's disappearance. According to the prosecution, Rai, Indrani and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna planned the murder and killed Sheena, Indrani's biological daughter. During interrogation, he told them about Sheena's murder after Indrani and Khanna were arrested. (more...)
Police foil sit-in protest by separatists; detains Mirwaiz, Malik Police foil sit-in protest by separatists; detains Mirwaiz, Malik
- November 16, 2017

In the afternoon, police laid siege to Abi Guzar area in uptown Srinagar and adjoining areas after the Mirwaiz and Malik addressed a joint press conference outside JKLF office and chose to stage the sit-in against the "reign of terror" by troops and the ill treatment to Kashmiri prisoners in jails within and outside the state. (more...)

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