Evacuation from quake-hit New Zealand town ends

The magnitude 7.8 quake that struck on Monday has left hundreds of tourists stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after landslides blocked off roads. 16, 2016. One group was rescued while the other became stranded hours later as SPCA CEO Steve Glassey said the National Rescue Unit would attempt to save them. Read More

State unemployment figures rise in October

State unemployment figures rise in October

A total of 22,000 men and women went job-hunting last month, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, and almost two-thirds of them heard the words, "You're hired!" The Connecticut unemployment rate was 5.1 percent and MA stood at 3.3 percent. Read More

Israeli President visits Taj, water treatment plant

Israeli President visits Taj, water treatment plant

And agreed on the need to make it more broad-based through production and manufacturing partnerships", he said.Modi added that the Israeli president had also assured support for India's UN Security Council permanent membership. "We agreed to intensify our cooperation to combat the forces of extremism and radicalization that threaten all peace-loving nations". The global community must act with resolve and determination against terror networks and the countries that harbor them. Read More

Korean lawmakers pass law on independent probe of Park

Korean lawmakers pass law on independent probe of Park

In another twist, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday its probe of Chaum found prescriptions for an intravenous glucose and vitamin mix were issued for Park from 2012 to 2014 and a staff doctor had fabricated charts to record them as being issued for Choi and her sister. Read More

Netanyahu: Israel won't allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria

Netanyahu released a video congratulating Trump later in the day. His fellow co-chair of Trump's advisory committee David Friedman, also a top contender for the roles, said that Trump would follow through on his campaign pledge to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Read More

France says Israeli bill on settlements a risk to two-state solution

The bill, which government opposition is against, would legalise outposts built on private Palestinian soil. The outpost, where some 40 families live, is faces a high court order for demolition by December 25 because it was built on private Palestinian land. Read More

Australian chief selector Marsh quits after Test defeats

Australian chief selector Marsh quits after Test defeats

Trevor Hohns has taken over as Australia's chairman of selectors. They also suffered a 3-0 bilateral ODI series loss in South Africa, earlier this year. "Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka are very hard to beat, those teams in the sub-continent are, and I can say in all honesty - and I hope you see the lighter side - it could be worse, we could have lost to Bangladesh!" he said. Read More

Popular Bird In Chinese Zoo 'Resembles' Trump

Popular Bird In Chinese Zoo 'Resembles' Trump

Stranger things have happened than a bird becoming a celebrity because he looks like America's President-elect Donald J Trump . "I had not noticed the likeness in the past because I had not paid particular attention to the pheasant's hairstyle", he told Mail Online. Read More

Arrests in Athens as protest turns violent during Obama's visit to Greece

Arrests in Athens as protest turns violent during Obama's visit to Greece

Berlin is the next stop on his European farewell tour, where he will meet his "Quint" counterparts - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Italian PM Matteo Renzi. Speaking in Athens , Greece, the president praised the virtues of democracy in the nation credited with inventing it, Politico reports. President Obama will, however, face a similar defiance in Greece from an organized anti-US group that will protest upon ... Read More

'Haley under consideration to lead US State Dept'

'Haley under consideration to lead US State Dept'

Trump responded to Haley's criticisms through a tweet , saying South Carolinians were "embarrassed" by Haley. As a state governor, Haley has limited foreign policy experience other than trips overseas for business recruitment, and was named vice chair of the Republican Governors Association on Wednesday, with an expectation of becoming chair in 2018. Read More

Four killed in Kabul bombing

Four killed in Kabul bombing

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban insurgents have recently increased their attacks against Afghan security forces across the country. The assault underscores rising insecurity in the war-torn country almost two years after US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces formally ended their combat operations. Read More

Hundreds of Iraqis line up for food in Mosul

Iraqi forces have discovered that the Islamic State has resorted to building wooden replicas of trucks and bearded fighters to confuse the us -led coalition's airstrikes, as the terror group's grip on Mosul grows weaker by the day. "We will continue to strike the enemy for as long as it takes for the Iraqi flag to be raised over Mosul and every other corner of this country", he said, adding that the coalition had conducted over 4,000 strikes with air power and artillery since the campaign ... Read More

Modi seeks opposition's support for demonetisation

He said there was no dearth of money for development, but the fact was that money was stashed away somewhere else and not where it should have been. Ananth Kumar emphasised that the discussions were "cordial" and that the government is ready to discuss "all issues" that the opposition wants to raise. Read More

Russia launches offensive in Syria, airstrikes hit Aleppo

Russia launched a major military offensive in Syria on Tuesday, hours after President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the need to join forces to combat global terrorism. The resumption of the heavy bombardment came after a almost three-week lull in airstrikes on the area by Syrian and Russian aircraft, following a moratorium announced by the Russian Defense Ministry. Read More

Bernie Sanders on Trump's win: 'Stand up and fight back'

Bernie Sanders on Trump's win: 'Stand up and fight back'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters in Louisville on Friday that he believes Democratic senators from deeply Republican states are "going to want to be cooperative with us on a variety of things". Nevertheless, Sanders was keen not to dilute the stark reality of the consequences of the Republican's victory, suggesting the President-elect's team would monopolise power and make it increasingly hard for United States citizens to participate in Democracy. Read More

Obama heads to Greece on first leg of final overseas trip

Greek trade unions, leftist and anarchist parties have called for protests in Athens on Tuesday to denounce "imperialist" United States involvement in wars in the Middle East. President Barack Obama says austerity alone can not deliver prosperity to the Greek people and that debt relief and other strategies will be needed. Read More

Trump hails Israel as ´beacon of hope´

Who Trump will appoint as advisers, including as secretaries of state and defence. He was one of several right-wing politicians in Israel to hail Trump as a turning point from the policies advanced by President Barack Obama. Last month, Trump's adviser on Israel said that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank were not illegal and he believed the president-elect agreed with him, putting them at odds with much of the world. Read More

With Trump meeting, Farage upsets United Kingdom establishment

Former Ukip leader and leading Brexiteer Farage was the first British politician to meet Trump following his election victory, with a one-hour meeting on Saturday in Manhattan raising suggestions he could be used as an intermediary with Britain and the new U.S. Read More

Idlib and Homs bombed as Russia launches major air campaign

Idlib and Homs bombed as Russia launches major air campaign

The MiG-29KUBR is a two seat aircraft, but it appears there was only one crewman aboard when it went down. Russia's carrier-based air wing is relatively inexperienced compared with its US counterparts, and its deployment to the Syrian coast appears to be a combat operation and a testing ground for some of its capabilities, including the addition of new MiG-29Ks to its inventory. Read More

Kejriwal Accuses Modi of Taking Bribe as Gujarat CM

Kejriwal Accuses Modi of Taking Bribe as Gujarat CM

The session lasted for about two-and-half-hours with a single business on its agenda of adopting the resolution moved by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Further attacking on the Prime Minister Kejriwal said that the Centre's "surgical strike" was not on black money but a strike on common people savings. Read More

President: Turkey may hold referendum on joining EU

President: Turkey may hold referendum on joining EU

Cavusoglu added that he was exhausted of what he described as "two-facedness and double standards" from the European Union . That would signal a new chapter in Turkish relations: after previously accusing Trump of Islamophobia, last week Turkish officials took a different tone, welcoming the president-elect and expressing hopes for a deepening in U.S. Read More

Zuckerberg: 99 Percent Of Content On Facebook Is Authentic

Zuckerberg: 99 Percent Of Content On Facebook Is Authentic

In his post , he said that less than one percent of the site's world-wide content could be classified as fake . "Overall, this makes it extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election in one direction or the other", wrote Zuckerberg. Read More

3 killed in Greene Co. I-69 crash

3 killed in Greene Co. I-69 crash

According to a release, Indiana State Police officers at the Bloomington Post were dispatched on a report of a vehicle crash involving a deer on I-69 early Sunday morning. This is one of those moments in life that is extremely hard to understand. "Although we mourn over this loss, I Thessalonians 4:13 reminds us that we don't grieve like "people who have no hope.' We can take comfort knowing that David, Sophie, and Ruth Ann are now experiencing the joy of Jesus" presence for eternity". Read More

PM Narendra Modi rejects opposition demand for demonetisation rollback

He asked the people to endure the temporary suffering due to a cash crunch in the cities after the government's announcement on November 8 to scrap RS 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. I feel that pain. The Prime Minister said his trips overseas were to carry out the much-needed alterations to agreements with foreign countries, to benefit India, adding he had been able to convince even America to keep tabs and inform New Delhi about Indian money being routed in and out of its banks. Read More

Taliban attacks German consulate in Afghanistan, kills 4

The German statement said security forces of Afghanistan and Georgian soldiers serving in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) Resolute Support Mission played a key role to repulse the attack. A Foreign Ministry spokesman in Berlin said all German employees of the consulate general were safe and unharmed. The attack on German Consulate in #Mazar is over. Read More