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Syria to join Paris climate accord, leaving only U.S. on outside

Syria to join Paris climate accord, leaving only U.S. on outside President Trump announced in June that the USA would withdraw from the deal. On Nov. 7, Syria announced during the COP 23 United Nations climate summit in Germany that it would sign onto the Paris agreement , joining almost 200 countries committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Independent reports . [Full Article...]

Curbs on gun sales would make 'no difference' in Texas shooting

Curbs on gun sales would make 'no difference' in Texas shooting So that's the way I feel about it. While Trump repeatedly has said Chicago has the toughest gun control laws in the USA, the reality is the city's gun laws have been significantly weakened over the past decade. He also says blaming mental health so broadly is counterproductive and actually keeps people from seeking out services by reinforcing stereotypes. Mr Trump, in Japan, said: 'This was ... [Full Article...]

Sheep trained to recognise Obama and Emma Watson

The team trained eight sheep to recognise the faces of four celebrities - TV journalist Fiona Bruce, American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Barack Obama, from photographic images displayed on computer screens. They say the findings could be applicable to understanding a number of neurological disorders such as Huntington's disease. And humans use faces for more than reco... [Full Article...]

Christie clashes with voter: It's easy to 'sit here and complain'

Christie clashes with voter: It's easy to 'sit here and complain' Instead, Guadagno focused her campaign on a promise to lower property taxes. Polls are open around the state until 8 p.m. Democrat Phil Murphy is set to vote later in Middletown. Christie said he didn't have the power to do that and told the voter she should run for office. Christie's time atop New Jersey politics entered its final chapter on Tuesday as voters went to the polls to elect hi... [Full Article...]

Securing North Korea nukes will require U.S. ground invasion

Securing North Korea nukes will require U.S. ground invasion Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona for "expected casualty assessments in a conflict with North Korea ". There are 28,500 USA troops in South Korea and Seoul is home to a population of 25 million people. He also singled out trade, which he said had been "badly handled" in the region for years. North Korea carried out its sixth and by far most powerful nuclear test, a h... [Full Article...]

Republican John Curtis wins Utah House special election

Republican John Curtis wins Utah House special election An October Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll found he held a 27 point advantage over Allen. Curtis will have very little time to savor his victory, though. UUP candidate Jim Bennett - running to the center of Curtis and Allen - gained about 8 percent of the vote in early returns. House Speaker Paul Ryan even Tweeted Curtis congratulations on his win. [Full Article...]

Kentucky clerk opposed to gay marriage to run for 2018 re-election

Kentucky clerk opposed to gay marriage to run for 2018 re-election Ordered by a judge to issue the licenses, Davis refused and thus was held in contempt of court and ordered to jail. Davis has worked in various positions in that office for decades, since 1991. The state legislature later changed the law so county clerks did not have to sign their name on marriage licenses. While she was in jail, then-Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz v... [Full Article...]

Kidnapping preceded Nisku crash with carload of naked people

Kidnapping preceded Nisku crash with carload of naked people RCMP can confirm that five people have been taken into police custody; four of whom were taken to the hospital. The man managed to escape from the trunk of the moving vehicle, police said. Two youth were released without charges. Scott said Tuesday she was unsure of the charges the nude motorists would face, though she said police consider it a "purposeful collision". [Full Article...]

Paradise Papers: Govt orders multi-agency probe, and other key developments

Paradise Papers: Govt orders multi-agency probe, and other key developments Beyond tax cases, Brussels has also fined Google for allegedly abusing its dominance in search, Facebook for providing misleading information in its acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp and Amazon over its ebooks practices. The European Commission calculated the rate of tax for one of Apple's Irish companies for one year had been just 0.005%. The head of the world's biggest technology compa... [Full Article...]

Harris Payload on NOAA's JPSS 1 to Improve Forecasting Accuracy

Harris Corporation's Cross-track Infrared Sounder will support extended weather forecasts aboard the JPSS 1 satellite. Developed by NASAfor NOAA, the JPSS CGS collects and disseminates observations from polar-orbiting weather satellites from the United States, Europe and Japan. [Full Article...]

Parents starved child to death, prosecutors say; murder charges filed

The guardians are being held in the Jersey County Jail with safeguard set at $500,000 each. Police say Michael Roberts is the child's father, along with another seven-year-old boy who was also "deprived of food" as 'a form of punishment'. [Full Article...]

HS teacher put on leave after video shows him threatening student

HS teacher put on leave after video shows him threatening student But one student's mother, April Carr , didn't find anything amusing about the incident. "Don't smile at me, man". I bet, by the time you're 21, somebody is going to put a bullet in your head. That's how people like you get shot, ' Rockdale Career Academy teacher Paul Hagan can be seen telling a black student on surveillance tape. He said that's when Hagan went on his rant. [Full Article...]

Dem Rep on Sexual Harassment Crackdown Ignored Harassment in Own Office

Dem Rep on Sexual Harassment Crackdown Ignored Harassment in Own Office I have implemented training and other positive forms of correction. But her former employees say she does not practice what she preaches when she allows Marshall to remain on her payroll, despite staffers' complaints about his behavior. Two quit because of his behavior, they said. The situation made her so uncomfortable that the former aide, who quit after just a few months, began asking colleag... [Full Article...]

Defectors: North Korea nuclear tests are deforming babies

Defectors: North Korea nuclear tests are deforming babies [Full Article...]

Have dinner in the nude at Paris's first naked restaurant

Have dinner in the nude at Paris's first naked restaurant And now, Paris has opened its first ever naked restaurant, where diners can bare all while tucking into dinner. Yet passersby on the street are not able to catch a glimpse of patrons at the eatery as the view from the street is blocked off. [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's cat Paddles dies after being hit by auto

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's cat Paddles dies after being hit by auto Vanity Fair even reported that Paddles had a vital role in making Ardern the "latest hip, cool world leader that America wish it had". Paddles has been killed after being hit by a auto. " Paddles was much loved and not just by us". The account was set up by a mystery person after Ardern was finally announced as New Zealand's new Prime Minister on October 19, a full 26 days after Kiwis vo... [Full Article...]

Dineshwar Sharma: Talks with cross section of people in Kashmir 'constructive'

Dineshwar Sharma: Talks with cross section of people in Kashmir 'constructive' While marking the 70th anniversary of Jammu Martyrs Day here on Monday, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Azad Kashmir chapter Convener, Ghulam Muhammad Safi said that the massacre of 250,000 Muslims of Jammu by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) extremists in 1947, at the behest of the Maharajah of Kashmir and with the collusion of the India government and the British Viceroy was the fi... [Full Article...]

MA bump stock ban signed into law by Republican

MA bump stock ban signed into law by Republican MA is the first state to ban the gun accessories used by the Las Vegas shooter last month to increase his rate of fire. MA on Friday became the first state to impose a ban on bump stocks since the deadly shooting at a Las Vegas music festival. [Full Article...]

Second Saudi Prince Dead? Unverified Reports Picking Up Steam

Several media outlets reported that Prince Aziz was killed after armed clash erupted between law enforcement agents and his personal security. The exact goal of the purge isn't clear, though in the past it's been believed that the crown prince is eager to secure his path to the throne by taking out potential competitors, amid long-standing reports the king isn't in the best of health. [Full Article...]

Virginia NAACP Warns of Effort to Send Voters to Wrong Polling Place

Virginia NAACP Warns of Effort to Send Voters to Wrong Polling Place Voters go to the polls Tuesday to pick the successor to Republican Gov. Chris Christie and a new Legislature. New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states with governor races this year. Guadagno, 58, has served as the state's first lieutenant governor since winning election with Christie in 2009. She is a former Monmouth County sheriff and has served as a federal prosecutor in NY. [Full Article...]


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