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by | December 13, 2017 | 13:11

The Futenma airbase is already a major source of mistrust between Japan's central government and Okinawa over a wider United States military relocation programme signed between Tokyo and Washington in 1996. bases on the strategic island, which would be a launchpad for any American military activity in Asia. Authorities said they were notified by the U.S.

by | December 13, 2017 | 12:51

In July, its State Council outlined its goals to build a domestic artificial intelligence industry worth almost $150 billion in the next few years, and become the world leader in this domain by 2030. The company declined to specify how many people it would hire but says it plans to build out the team further and is actively recruiting. The announcement was made by Google Cloud AI and Machine Learning Chief Scientist Fei-Fei Li, a professor who joined Google a year ago.

by | December 13, 2017 | 12:28

PM Narendra Modi Mets former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and shake hands on Wednesday. He also wanted to know Congress's stand on triple talaq. Modi said Aiyar and other Congress leaders held secret talks with the Pakistani envoy in Delhi. There were 18 people present at the meeting including the former prime minister himself, former Vice President Hamid Ansari , former External Affairs minister Natwar Singh, former Chief of Army Staff Gen.

by | December 13, 2017 | 12:27

Those sentenced to death included the father of the Hindu woman Kausalya , who had married Sankar despite opposition from her family. One was sentenced to life in prison, and another was handed a five-year jail term. When all efforts to separate the couple failed, her family resorted to cold-blooded murder. Kausalya is now an activist as well, fighting against casteism, which she blames as being responsible for the death of her husband.

by | December 13, 2017 | 12:06

They exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula and agreed that the current situation was the most tense and risky peace and security issue in the world today. The Pentagon has mounted repeated shows of force after North Korean tests. Haley said an estimated 100,000 North Koreans, including children, are in prisons, many because North Korea practices "guilt-by-association" and allows up to three generations of a family to be imprisoned along with an accused family member.

by | December 13, 2017 | 11:45

Met Éireann says: "West to southwest winds veering west to northwest with mean speeds of 45 to 65km/h will gust up to 85km/h". Met Eireann have issued a Status Yellow wind warning for six counties. The rainfall will be widespread, with some falling as hail or sleet. "Minimum temperatures of 1C to 5C, coldest across the midlands, north and east".

by | December 13, 2017 | 10:49

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that at least 12 special courts will be set up to decide cases involving politicians as accused. With 1,581 cases pending against lawmakers till 2014, the apex court had asked the Centre to prepare and present a plan for executive fast-track courts and earmark funds for speedy disposal of the cases.

by | December 13, 2017 | 10:09

A spokeswoman for Pence said it was "unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region". Gilad Erdan, the minister of public security from the ruling Likud Party, said that Lieberman's diplomatic plan was not applicable and he rejected the notion of giving up the country's sovereignty just because it had Arab citizens.

by | December 13, 2017 | 10:03

Enough stock of essential commodities was available in the border area of Gurez, which remained cut off from the district headquarters following heavy snowfall. Jammu and Kashmir police have tweeted multiple pictures since morning showing its personnel braving the snow and helping commuters on the streets. Gurez is considered as the avalanche-prone area and previously also witnessed deaths of army personnel and civilians due to avalanches.

by | December 13, 2017 | 09:28

Col. Sean Johnson, chief of staff for the North Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Since then, the Wreaths Across America convoy has become a national tradition. "We don't often realize what it takes to keep the country free and the service that's required", Coast Guard Veteran Edward Timm said. This was accomplished with help from 2,047 fundraising groups, corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands.

by | December 13, 2017 | 08:53

There will also be no joint press conference after the summit. "These exercises are aimed at preparing the two militaries as North Korea becomes more provocative and unpredictable - and with no sign that Pyongyang is likely to give up its nuclear programme and the USA repeatedly threatening to strike the North", Li Jie, a military expert in Beijing, said.

by | December 13, 2017 | 08:42

Days earlier, Saleh called on his supporters to take up arms against the Houthis when clashes broke out in the capital city. The rebel alliance formed a joint government in November 2016, the National Salvation Government. The renewed push on al-Hudaydah exposes the Houthi forces to coalition air power, making counterattacks less effective, and the loss of Republican Guard equipment has cost the rebels some of their most potent firepower.

by | December 13, 2017 | 08:13

Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed company law tribunal, NCLT, order allowing Centre to take over management of embattled realty firm Unitech Ltd. "It is extremely disturbing since the matter is pending before us". The MCA petition, parts of which were seen by Mint , cites the fate of 19,000 homebuyers, 15,000 small depositors and 700,000 shareholders as constituting public interest.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:53

The communications obtained by USA TODAY late Tuesday covered more than a year's worth of communications between Strzok and Page, beginning August 16, 2015 to December 1, 2016. Strzok writes to Page, "Its PATHETIC!" "That's what I'm afraid of", Page replies. Strzok also texted that "Hillary should win 100,000,000 - 0". Page responds, "Trump? Yes, I think so".

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:33

A statement from his office noted that "it is with profound sadness and awful grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M Lee has passed away". "While I grieve today with Mayor Lee's loved ones and all San Franciscans, I will always be grateful for the honor of calling him a brother, friend, and colleague".

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:23

While Donald Trump and his leading officials have consistently held out the possibility of a military confrontation, Mr Tillerson said last month in response to North Korea's latest test that "diplomatic options remain viable and open, for now", floating the possibility of additional financial sanctions.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:09

Europe has been complicit in human rights abuses committed by Libyan authorities against refugees and migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The report also revealed that European governments have struck deals with local authorities, armed groups and tribal leaders in the North African country, encouraging them to prevent the smuggling of people to Europe.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:08

Moore and Jones had been battling in a nationally-watched election to replace Republican Jeff Sessions , who held the Alabama U.S. Senate seat for two decades before President Trump appointed him to lead the Justice Department this year.

by | December 13, 2017 | 04:09

Months later after the Jisha rape and murder took place, the Kerala Session's court has today convicted the suspect Ameer-ul-Aslam, an Assamese labourer guilty of raping and murdering Jisha. According to Manorama Online , the 24-year-old accused had confessed to the murder. A heartless man has been found guilty by a court for allegedly stabbing a female law student 30 times with a knife.

by | December 12, 2017 | 20:02

Upon recapturing the Temple only one jar of undefiled oil was found, enough to burn only one day, but it lasted miraculously for eight. The eight-day holiday begins at sundown Tuesday . In previous years, various politicians have attended the event, including the premier. This year, for the first time, the Chabad is hosting a Hanukkah Music and Food Festival.

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:36

USA ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, said the U.S. president was not " namby-pamby " in his commitment to dealing with radical Islamist terror and would "take some chances" to achieve his goal. Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, but the first year of his tumultuous presidency has tested the long alliance between the two English-speaking nations.

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:26

The blast occurred in the morning at a gas station of the global energy company OMV, not far from the border with Slovakia. The regional police for Lower Austria said on Twitter that the situation was under control although firefighters were still working to extinguish the conflagration.

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:20

Erdoğan said yesterday, in an event organized by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) on World Humanitarian Day, that through its policies, Turkey and the OIC will continue to express concerns on issues. Palestinian leaders had previously warned the move would threaten a two-state solution. President Hamid will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now chairs the grouping of the Muslim countries.

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:17

Lawrence County. Snow continues to push through Metro Detroit , bringing advisories, more snow throughout the week and wind chills below zero during the day on Tuesday . Two to four inches of snow is expected to accumulate along the eastern shoreline, but there is the potential of localized amounts of six inches or more.

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:15

Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday. The life of ex-US Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins as a defector to North Korea reads like dramatic novel. Jenkins said he did his best to make her feel safe, protected and respected and they eventually bonded over their loneliness and their mutual hatred of North Korea.