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by | October 13, 2018 | 13:11

India's election into UNHRC is important considering previous UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein who asked the body to facilitate an global commission of inquiry into allegations of human rights violation in Kashmir.

by | October 13, 2018 | 10:19

Police have thrown a security cordon around the country as the hunt for abducted Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji got underway. As of February 2018, Dewji has an estimated net worth of United States $1.5 billion, therefore positioning him as the 17th richest person in Africa and the continent's youngest billionaire.

by | October 13, 2018 | 10:10

If the aircraft has those, they will be replaced. "Inspections are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours", Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman for the F-35 program, said in a statement to Fox News. Defence has confirmed the RAAF has "paused" flying its F-35A Joint Strike Fighters while engine inspections are undertaken. The most expensive weapons system around, the F-35 has been plagued by a flurry of problems which have sent the costs spiraling upward.

by | October 13, 2018 | 08:38

China's western Xinjiang region has amended its laws to legitimise the detention of Uighurs, in a move that experts say is a response to the harsh foreign criticism of Beijing's ongoing crackdown on the predominantly Muslim minority. "Is the situation really as bad as they say?" China has also justified its method of "training" religious extremists as "the necessary way to deal with Islamic or religious extremism".

by | October 13, 2018 | 06:24

The epicentre was 125 kilometres east of the town of Kimbe on the island of New Britain, according to the United States Geological Survey . The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that hazardous waves were possible on coasts within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter.

by | October 13, 2018 | 05:27

Almost 850,000 homes and businesses were without power in Florida , Alabama, the Carolinas and Georgia on Thursday. Melendez captured the footage during a Facebook Live video, soon after Category 4 Hurricane Michael - packing 155 miles per hour winds - became the third-strongest cyclone to make landfall in US history.

by | October 12, 2018 | 21:27

Bloomberg, the founder and chief executive of global media company Bloomberg LP, said in a post on social media he was re-registering as a Democrat, citing a potential constitutional crisis under Republican President Donald Trump . "So if you ran, yeah, you'd have to run as a Democrat". Bloomberg considered running for president in 2016, and said on September 17 he could not run as a Republican.

by | October 12, 2018 | 19:53

Arlene Foster , the DUP leader, noting how the PM was also a Unionist, said: "What is important for us is to say to her very clearly that any impediment on the two-way access in the United Kingdom single market would not be good for the Union or the economy of Northern Ireland ".

by | October 12, 2018 | 19:12

The pope asked Wuerl to remain an "Apostolic Administrator to the Archdiocese" in Washington until the appointment of his successor. He added: "However, your nobility has led you not to choose this way of defense". That's certainly one take. In the immediate aftermath of the report's release, the archdiocese published a website attempting to defend Wuerl's record , a move that brought widespread condemnation.

by | October 12, 2018 | 17:37

While on Saturday there is a "danger to life" alert over potential flooding due to rain covering Lothian and Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to the country, with yellow weather warnings now in place in some areas.

by | October 12, 2018 | 17:01

Photos showed huge holes in the perimeter wall where the landing gear and fuselage hit. After the incident, an internal inquiry has been set up. "All passengers landed safely at Mumbai airport and another aircraft from Mumbai to Dubai was arranged", the airline said.

by | October 12, 2018 | 16:26

The US has maintained he is held unjustly and has repeatedly called for his release. Saudi Arabia categorically denies the claims, but has faced an avalanche of worldwide criticism for failing to provide any other explanation. "If [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan were to release Brunson tomorrow, it would not only reset his relationship with Trump, but also help align the US with Turkey on the Khashoggi issue against the Saudis, killing two birds with one stone", he said.

by | October 11, 2018 | 21:57

The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday. Weather warnings issued from the Met Office . However, it is Friday (October 12) which is set to see the full force of Storm Callum , with increasing cloud which brings rain northwards through the afternoon.

by | October 11, 2018 | 21:39

They had been responding to a call about a driver stuck inside his vehicle, but Murphy had already arrived on the scene in his own auto. It was gathered that he parked before getting out, and heading to the car's back door to retrieve his protective clothing.

by | October 11, 2018 | 21:34

An anonymous South Korean source quoted by Reuters believes the Americans were anxious the South was making too many concessions ahead of last weekend's summit between the North and the US. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has again made a mockery of the USA policy towards Pyongyang when meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, this time in decidedly flashy style.

by | October 11, 2018 | 16:55

A Turkish official told the New York Times on the condition of anonymity that a team of Saudi agents killed the 59-year-old writer within two hours of his arrival at the consulate, and then dismembered his body with a bone saw they had brought for the objective.

by | October 11, 2018 | 12:27

But he said a "Canada-plus-plus-plus" deal was "within our grasp with political will and imagination". "Our position hasn't changed and we don't expect the Government will change its position". Reports had suggested that deadlock over the so-called "backstop" arrangements for Ireland could be broken by permitting checks on exports from the mainland to the north, but not in the opposite direction.

by | October 11, 2018 | 07:28

He said: "My solidarity and support goes out to the families and friends of victims and all the affected by these tragic floods". "My honest condolences to the relatives of the deceased and injured by the severe floods in San Llorenc". "We had to swim to try to survive". 100 rescue workers have been deployed to the area, and will be joined by 80 soldiers. Angela Alfaro had to spend the night in a shelter because a road section leading to Sant Llorenc had collapsed.

by | October 11, 2018 | 05:15

If it becomes a tropical storm as predicted, Tropical Depression Fourteen is expected to bring squally, wet weather to South Florida beginning later today, according to Robert Garcia, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service. After a hot weekend all eyes turn to the Gulf to watch the progression of Michael that is set to bring us an influx in tropical moisture by the middle of this week.

by | October 10, 2018 | 16:32

After the storm moves inland, it could dump additional unwanted rain on the Carolinas, which were battered by Florence in September. Michael is the 13th named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, according to hurricane center spokesman Dennis Feltgen.