In unprecedented act, China bars 2 HK lawmakers from office

Hong Kong must brace for more political turmoil and street protests after two pro-Independence lawmakers were not allowed to take office on Sunday. The National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing ruled on Monday that lawmakers must swear allegiance to Hong Kong as part of China, and that candidates would be disqualified if they changed the wording of their oath of office, or if they failed t... [Full Article...]

Trump's victory sets off protests on both coasts

Shortly before 3am EST, Hillary Clinton called her Republican rival to concede defeat after seeing Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida all turn red. "But we're not going to let that stop us from trying to do something, and that's why we're here today". [Full Article...]

Five shot in Seattle near anti-Trump protests

Gunshots were reported at about 7 p.m. outside the 7-Eleven store on Third Avenue between Pike and Pine streets, at a major bus stop, the Seattle Times reported. Four others sustained non-life-threatening injuries. "It appears to be some type of personal argument". Police were believed to be looking for two suspects. [Full Article...]


A JDY account holder can avail the exchange facility subject to the caps and other laid down limits in accord with norms and procedures. This is necessitated to tackle counterfeiting Indian banknotes, to effectively nullify black money hoarded in cash and curb funding of terrorism with fake notes. [Full Article...]

DU professor booked for Chhattisgarh tribal's murder

DU professor booked for Chhattisgarh tribal's murder How is it likely that I will suddenly murder someone? Sundar is a teacher at the sociology department of Delhi University and has recently written a book The Burning Forest: India's war in Bastar . Somnath, along with fellow villagers, had lodged a complaint with the local police against the two Delhi-based professors, accusing them of coercing them to side with Naxals and not cooperate the pol... [Full Article...]

Israel to miss French peace conference, wants direct talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not attend French conference aimed at resolving the conflict with the Palestinians. Vimont presented France's position on advancing the French initiative, including the convening of an global conference at the end of the year. [Full Article...]

Trump Gets Ahead in Three Towns in New Hampshire, USA

Two other New Hampshire towns claiming "First" status, Hart's Location and Millsfield , cast and counted their ballots after midnight Tuesday as well. However, if a voter is in the queue when the polls close, he will get to vote. Dixville Notch is the best known of the three towns, and voting takes place in the historic Balsams Grand Resort hotel. [Full Article...]

China approves law to tighten control on internet use

China approves law to tighten control on internet use While China is often blamed overseas for criminal activity in cyberspace, China argues that it is a victim. "Despite widespread worldwide concern from corporations and rights advocates for more than a year, Chinese authorities pressed ahead with this restrictive law without making meaningful changes", said Sophie Richardson, China Director. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Clinton Funneled Money From Foundation to Help Fund Wedding

Chelsea Clinton Funneled Money From Foundation to Help Fund Wedding Band said the pal revealed that Chelsea had told one of George W. Bush's daughters that she was looking into transfers of money from the Clinton Global Initiative to the Clinton Foundation . Throughout the election cycle, Republican nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly gone after the Clinton Foundation , calling it a "criminal enterprise" that the Clinton's use to enrich themselves. [Full Article...]

Israeli PM: Either candidate will maintain US peace policy

For his part Dr. Nabil Abu Rudeina the Palestinian presidency spokesman in Ramallah , confirmed that the Palestinian position is to support the French peace initiative, both if Israel approved it or rejected. "In the past, we saw serious information stating that Israeli leaders tried to intervene and influence the results of the elections [in the United States], and the citizens of Israel paid th... [Full Article...]

Icelandic discount airline Wow air adds Pittsburgh flights

Icelandic discount airline Wow air adds Pittsburgh flights Flights will operate four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. WOW Air will offer Irish punters the chance to travel from Cork and Dublin to Pittsburgh , via Reykjavik , for as low as €129.99 one way. Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said the airline is thrilled to help passengers travel to the United States on a budget. Flying with a single-class configuration, they... [Full Article...]

Raqqa campaign aims at cutting IS from Mosul

Raqqa campaign aims at cutting IS from Mosul The United States-backed Syrian rebel army reportedly declared the launch of a 30,000-strong military offensive in Raqqa , IS' capital in Syria, dubbed the Wrath of the Euphrates. A top Kurdish security official said Islamic State had also deployed drones strapped with explosives, and long-range artillery shells filled with chlorine and mustard gas. [Full Article...]

Another close election in Florida? Count on it

Another close election in Florida? Count on it One statistic off the top: More than 40 million people have already voted. People in line at that time still were allowed to vote. These are not results - ballots aren't tallied until Election Day. "I see maybe more enthusiasm right now than I did (in March)". While that inflammatory storyline grabbed headlines, U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Pappert threw out the GOP's lawsuit chall... [Full Article...]

'Only 40% GST sin tax will keep youth away from tobacco products'

Jaitley said that the collections during the first year are likely to be around Rs 50,000 crore. "The idea of levying cess in order to make a corpus for compensation to states does not seem to be feasible". The Council will meet again on Friday to resolve differences over so-called "dual control" of tax administration by federal and state tax officials. [Full Article...]

Philippine mayor linked to drugs shot dead in jail by police

Philippine mayor linked to drugs shot dead in jail by police Espinosa, who was linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade, was shot and killed in his cell on Saturday during a gunfight with police officers. Aguirre said the NBI probe will be parallel to that being conducted by the Philippine National Police "to avoid any suspicion of whitewash" since the PNP's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) is reportedly involved in t... [Full Article...]

French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

French police, meanwhile, say they are still finding migrants in shelters who do not want to leave. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle", a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. [Full Article...]

Memo describes Bill Clinton's business ventures, fundraising

The Clinton campaign has not confirmed the authenticity of the WikiLeaks documents. And these independent groups that assess charities give CGI even higher rating than charities like the American Red Cross, and the effect of the work they have and the fact that they spend 90 percent of their money on direct services and no Clinton gets a salary from the foundation . [Full Article...]

South Africa's Guptas to challenge influence-peddling report at inquiry

In the 355 page report, called State of Capture by former anti-corruption chief Thuli Madonsela , the president and leader of the governing African National Congress ( ANC ) is accused of having an improper relationship with wealthy businessman Ajay Gupta. [Full Article...]

Kidnapped Italians, 1 Canadian Freed in Libya

Kidnapped Italians, 1 Canadian Freed in Libya Italians Danilo Calonego, Bruno Cacace and Canadian citizen Frank Poccia were kidnapped on September 19 by an armed group that blocked the vehicle in which they were travelling, the ministry said. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi thanked everyone who played a role in the men's release, especially the authorities and security forces in Libya. [Full Article...]

DHS 'very concerned' about Election Day confusion from a cyber breach

DHS 'very concerned' about Election Day confusion from a cyber breach Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also commented on the report, saying Russian Federation had "cybersecurity measures taken at the level proper for the current situation, and the threats voiced against us by officials of other nations". On Friday, NBC News reported that United States military hackers had penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command s... [Full Article...]

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