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Ex-US Army soldier Charles Jenkins dies at 77

Ex-US Army soldier Charles Jenkins dies at 77 Charles Jenkins, a U.S. soldier who defected to North Korea and later married a Japanese victim of the regime's cold war abductions, has died in Japan aged 77. The four men were forced to memorise ideological books by Kim Il-sung, the founder of the North Korean nation, and they were beaten by their guards when they made errors. [Full Article...]

Charles Jenkins, sergeant who defected to North Korea, dies at 77

Charles Jenkins, sergeant who defected to North Korea, dies at 77 Born in Rich Square, N.C., Jenkins dropped out of school at age 15 to sign up for the Army. "But still, I suffered from enough cold, hunger, beatings and mental torture to frequently make me wish I was dead", he wrote with the journalist Jim Frederick in the 2008 book "The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea ". [Full Article...]

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military The number of transgender troops among America's 1.3 million active duty service members is small, with estimates topping out at 15,000. The ruling by U.S. "This policy will be implemented while the Department of Justice appeals those court orders", per a Pentagon statement. According to media reports, there are an estimated 250 transgender troops now serving the United States Armed Forces. [Full Article...]

'First ripple of freedom' for jailed British woman as Iran postpones case

'First ripple of freedom' for jailed British woman as Iran postpones case He made a bad mistake when he suggested to MPs that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Iranian British national, had been training journalists when she was arrested in Iran past year. He did get there before her court case. "If she does, that will be embarrassing for the Foreign Secretary to have gone there without securing any progress - in fact the reverse, if that happens - and of course it will be... [Full Article...]

Little boy signs for help while sitting with Santa

Little boy signs for help while sitting with Santa Since sign language can have some variations, a few people on Twitter pointed out that this didn't look exactly like the sign for help. The photo has received over 6,000 shares and liked more than 24,000. Samuel is now 13 years old. And during his photo with Santa - he made the sign . "In baby sign you go with what they do". "So we didn't try to get him to go much after that". [Full Article...]

Ineos North Sea oil and gas pipeline to be shut for repairs

Ineos North Sea oil and gas pipeline to be shut for repairs The pipeline system feeds crude to the Hound Point export terminal near Edinburgh. Brent rose 2% and pulled WTI along with it up 1%. Oil prices have been trending upwards due to geopolitical instability. Yet, Russia is keen to end output cuts as early as possible, Issam Almarzooq, the Kuwaiti oil minister who was replaced yesterday, said in Kuwait City on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Apple gives sneak-preview of self-driving auto technology

Apple gives sneak-preview of self-driving auto technology It added that Apple is not expected to build its own cars, and will sell or license its technology to other companies. Guestrin joined Apple after his startup, Turi , was acquired a year ago. Salakdinov disclosed another vital project that Apple is now working on. It appears that Apple's autonomous technology might make use of 3D point cloud information to identify objects around the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Warning for parts of the Rochester area

Winter Storm Warning for parts of the Rochester area So blowing and drifting will be an issue during that timeframe as well making travel hard at times with slick roads and low visibility. There is a Winter Weather Advisory for Livingston, Ontario and Orleans Counties from 10pm Monday until 1:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

Boston University President's Salary Tops Schools in Region

Boston University President's Salary Tops Schools in Region Each year an average of $255,000 was accrued in the SERP, and the proper amount for each year was reported on that year's 990 return. The university said in a press release that the vast majority of Brown's spike in earnings-roughly $1.2 million-is the result of a one-time payout the president took from a supplemental retirement plan. [Full Article...]

Fukrey Returns Witnesses Amazing First Weekend Business!

Fukrey Returns Witnesses Amazing First Weekend Business! Fukrey Returns - starring Pulkit Samrat , Varun Sharma , Ali Fazal , Manjot Singh, Richa Chadha , Vishakha Singh and Priya Anand in lead roles - witnessed an impressive run in its first week. He wrote, "Thank you so much people for showering the love!" Box Office expert Taran Adarsh expects Fukrey Returns to do a business of approximately 40 crore Rupees. [Full Article...]

Trump approves new sanctions against Russian Federation

Trump approves new sanctions against Russian Federation However, if the USA chooses to withdraw from it, "we will be forced to give a "mirror response" to that," Ryabkov warned. Earlier in the day, US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a release the United States is prepared to stop its intermediate-range missile systems research if Russian Federation complies with all the terms of the INF treaty. [Full Article...]

French journalist held in occupied Kashmir

French journalist held in occupied Kashmir SSP Srinagar , Imtiyaz Parray said, as per the complaint, "Edward was found preparing a documentary and interviewing separatists, in violation of visa norms". "He will be released soon". The journalist added that he had met with military officials, militants and human rights lawyers during his two-week stay in Kashmir. [Full Article...]

Trillium Asset Management LLC Holds Position in Starbucks Corp (SBUX)

Primero Mining Corp. (OTCMKTS:PPPMF) has 0.00% since December 10, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 34.82% the S&P500. Envestnet Asset Management Inc decreased Abb Ltd (ABB) stake by 11.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Baird on Wednesday, October 5 with "Neutral". Its up 0.34, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? Several other institutiona... [Full Article...]

Russian special services may eliminate Saakashvili

Russian special services may eliminate Saakashvili Saakashvili was charged with colluding with Ukrainian businessmen with ties to Russian Federation against the Ukrainian government. Prosecutors would ask for Saakashvili to be held under pretrial house arrest, prosecutor General spokeswoman Larysa Sargan said. [Full Article...]

Walkden House Fire: Three Children Killed In 'Suspicious' Manchester Blaze

Walkden House Fire: Three Children Killed In 'Suspicious' Manchester Blaze Three children have died and another seriously injured following a fire at a house in Salford that police suspect was started deliberately. The injured child, a girl aged three, and her mother are fighting for their lives in hospital. Jackson Street was shut at both ends while police - including forensics officers - investigated and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Co... [Full Article...]

White House Says Trump's Slurred Speech Caused By 'Dry Throat'

White House Says Trump's Slurred Speech Caused By 'Dry Throat' Feimster's joke also suggests that Sanders' physical appearance resembles a man. Watch the video of the press briefing at the top of the page. Sanders cited Brian Ross' ABC News report where he initially reported that Trump , as a presidential candidate, directed Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. [Full Article...]

Boxer Stephen Smith's ear almost ripped off in Vegas bout

Boxer Stephen Smith's ear almost ripped off in Vegas bout He later tweeted that he had been to hospital, where he received stitches before boarding a plane home to the UK. The split down Smith's ear was so bad that the fight had to be stopped - and rightfully so. Before the fight, he had claimed he would retire if he continued to fall short at the top level. "This is boxing and I know having had two chances, I might only get one more shot", Smith sai... [Full Article...]

Elephants Killed After Train Hits Them In Assam's Balipura Area

Elephants Killed After Train Hits Them In Assam's Balipura Area The 15617 Guwahati-Naharlagun Intercity Express hit a herd of seven elephants crossing the tracks between Rangapara station in Sonitpur district and Dhalaibil station in Biswanath district around 2.30am, killing five of them. The Northeast Frontier Railways authorities said that train a running at the speed of almost 75 km per hour as the area has not been designated as an elephant corridors. [Full Article...]

Patidar leader Hardik Patel defies police, organises massive roadshow in Ahmedabad

Patidar leader Hardik Patel defies police, organises massive roadshow in Ahmedabad The first phase covers the area which yielded BJP its majority of seats in 2012; it is also the region where the leaders of the Patidar-OBC-Dalit combine ranged against BJP wield greater influence in the state. In the 2012 polls, the party won 17 out of 21seats. Mehsana and Vadnagar fall in Mehsana district, but while Vadnagar is under the Unjha constituency, Mehsana city (known as Mahesana in t... [Full Article...]

Lighthizer: WTO becoming too focused on litigation, must concentrate more on negotiations

Lighthizer: WTO becoming too focused on litigation, must concentrate more on negotiations Argentina has blocked two European activists from entering the country on the eve of the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires, according to local radio reports. But India and a large majority of developing countries are going to reject the proposal for appointing a facilitator for investment facilitation, an Indian official said. [Full Article...]


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