Duterte shows Abe his 'moskitero'

Duterte shows Abe his 'moskitero'

They also agreed that Japan would provide high-speed boats to the Philippines. On Saturday, Mr Turnbull and Mr Abe are expected to meet and talk about the effects of a Donald Trump presidency on the Asia-Pacific, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the nuclear threat from North Korea and rising regional tensions around activity in the South China Sea. Read More

After Sushma Swaraj's threat, Amazon writes to External Affairs Ministry expressing regret

After Sushma Swaraj's threat, Amazon writes to External Affairs Ministry expressing regret

Her response to a tweet pointing out that doormats resembling the Indian flag were being sold on Amazon's Canadian website was a study in overreaction. Serious questions are being raised about Amazon's monitoring system of its vendors and products after more items with the Indian national flag was reported by users. Read More

Industrial output rises to 5.7 per cent despite demonetisation

Industrial output rises to 5.7 per cent despite demonetisation

Prices of vegetables and pulses slipped month-on-month- the former by 11.7% and the latter by 1.6%. Commenting on the Index of Industrial Production for November 2016, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII said, "Industrial output has bounced back sharply and recorded an impressive growth of 5.7 per cent in November 2016, after a sluggish growth in the preceding months". Read More

Oil up $1 on OPEC output cuts, China demand forecast

Crude prices slipped Thursday after data showed a stronger-than-expected increase in USA crude and distillate fuel stocks at a time when oil exports out of the Middle East are surging. "All the focus is now on OPEC compliance, which seems to be moving ahead as planned", said Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at SEB Markets in Oslo. Read More

Iraq forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

Iraq forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

Forces in the city's eastern and northeastern districts, and in particular the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), have made rapid gains in past days. Iraqi forces have gradually retaken most of that territory over the past three years, and outside of Mosul the militants are largely confined to smaller towns and villages. Read More

British teenager charged with killing 7-year-old child

British teenager charged with killing 7-year-old child

Less than a fortnight before her killing, Katie had been a bridesmaid at her mother's wedding to Paul Rough, Katie's father. Katie, who was discovered by dog walkers, died shortly after arriving at hospital. 'She was a wonderful mother and always put them first'. "You realise it's a little girl that's lost her life and it makes me feel sick". During her trial, the small, dark-haired teenager did not speak. Read More

Twin blasts claimed by Taliban kill more than 20 people in Kabul

Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman of the Afghan Taliban, confirmed that senior officers of Afghanistan's ‎intelligence agency were among the prime targets of the blasts. They have conducting constant bomb attacks across the country, with several worldwide efforts to hold peace talks with the terrorist group ending in failure. Read More

Jeremy Corbyn: I would join Southern Rail picket line

The industrial action begins on Monday, when workers with the London Underground stage a 24-hour strike by closing subway stations in the central parts of the capital. Commuters can expect more delays, disruption and misery this week as the London strikes are due to spread over three days. The wave of strikes may take a new spin on Tuesday, when the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union ballots its members on Arriva Rail North, which runs the Northern trains, for ... Read More

US Imposes New Sanctions on Russian Federation

In addition to Bastrykin, the administration targeted Andrei K Lugovoi and Dmitri V Kovtun, two Russian intelligence officers who the British authorities said poisoned a fellow Russian spy, Alexander V Litvinenko, in London in 2006. He has previously said he would consider lifting US sanctions targeting Russian Federation over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, which he could do by executive order after taking office. Read More

Suspect Sought in Shooting of U.S. Consular Officer in Guadalajara

The office of the federal attorney general in Mexico said in a statement late Monday that the suspect was repatriated in coordination with US authorities and in accordance with Mexican law. DiMarco. According to DiMarco, Zafar was identified a day later by another security video, showing him making a purchase at a Starbucks about an hour before the shooting. Read More

UK's top diplomat arrives in USA to meet Trump advisers

Following the president-elect's suggestion that he would back a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and that parts of London were no-go areas, the foreign secretary said Trump was " clearly out of his mind " and "betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him unfit to hold the office of president of the United States". Read More

Leader expresses condolences over Rafsanjani's death

The former president, who served from 1989 to 1997, was extraordinarily influential both in and out of office. Under Rafsanjani, Iran was by no means a Western-style democracy. In foreign affairs, he was considered a relative pragmatist, but he also showed no mercy to anyone who challenged his authority. In 2003, Rafsanjani was listed among Iran's " millionaire mullahs " by Forbes magazine. Read More

World's oldest known killer whale dies at over a 100 years old

World's oldest known killer whale dies at over a 100 years old

The mammal was the star a BBC documentary that followed her clan and explored the topic of menopause. The centre said the total number of southern resident whales has fallen to 78. However, she was announced officially missing, and presumably dead, by the end of the year. These whales, which were listed as endangered in 2005, once numbered as many as 140 animals; when the Chinook salmon numbers began to dwindle - coupled with exposure to pollutants that remain in the orca blubber - so ... Read More

South Korea's president didn't show up for her impeachment trial - again

At 2 pm on January 3, the Constitutional Court heard the first arguments in the trial reviewing the reasons the National Assembly passed the motion for Park's impeachment . On Thursday Choi was brought to the Seoul Central District Court to face the first hearing of her criminal trial. Park's lawyers denied the National Assembly's argument that Choi was a part of a secret inner circle with strong influence over the president. Read More

Paul Ryan: GOP will defund Planned Parenthood

Paul Ryan: GOP will defund Planned Parenthood

Cutting off Planned Parenthood's federal funding, most of which comes through Medicaid reimbursements for the provider's treatment for low-income patients, has always been a goal of the anti-choice movement and the Religious Right as a whole. Read More

Megyn Kelly Leaving FOX News for 'Broad New Role' at NBC News

Megyn Kelly Leaving FOX News for 'Broad New Role' at NBC News

Kelly later revealed that Trump was also "angry" at her because of a segment she ran during her show about his divorce from Ivana Trump. The Kelly File is consistently the number one news program in overall viewers on cable news and first among the critical 25-54 demo audience. Read More

Fireworks illegal to have, set off on New Year's Eve

Fireworks illegal to have, set off on New Year's Eve

Auckland in New Zealand welcomed the New Year at 11am Irish time, with a countdown at the city's Sky Tower followed by a firework and laser show. A 40-year-old man arriving in Sydney from London has been charged by anti-terror police for allegedly making threats against the Australian city's New Year's Eve celebrations. Read More

Fears over missing Greek ambassador as body found in Rio

Fears over missing Greek ambassador as body found in Rio

Kyriakos Amiridis had travelled to Rio to celebrate the new year with his wife. According to the police, the Greek ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, went missing in Rio de Janeiro Monday night (the 26th). His wife reported him missing on Wednesday. An official at the Greek Embassy in Brasilia would not confirm the ambassador was missing, saying only that he was on vacation in Rio and expected to return to Brasilia on January 9. Read More

Liverpool v Manchester City preview

Liverpool v Manchester City preview

It became a wild game and when they had the ball, for me, the ball was immediately up in the air to [Peter] Crouch. Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge were all on target for Liverpool , but their manager quickly turned his attention to the encounter against his old Bundesliga adversary on 31 December. Read More

German police release Tunisian detained in Berlin terror investigation

German police release Tunisian detained in Berlin terror investigation

Amri used a truck to plow through the crowded market, killing 12 people and injuring 56 others. Frauke Kohler, spokesperson for Germany's federal prosecutor, said that the suspect was set free after being investigated for possible contact with terrorist group Daesh. Read More