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Philippine VP Decries Duterte's Drug War Tactics

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Since Duterte took office at the end of June, police have reported killing 2,500 people in anti-drug operations while about 4,500 others have died in unexplained circumstances. "Some of those who have told us that when there's crime, they normally go to the police". In a recent video addressed to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Robredo said drug problem is a complex issue that can not be solved "with bullets alone". Read More »

Morocco king names new PM to end vacuum

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The King has chose to appoint another member of the Party of Justice and Development to form a new coalition government, according to the same source. It is not clear what difference his appointment makes to the PJD's negotiating position on forming a government. The Royal decision was taken after Benkirane's failure to record any breakthrough in negotiations, the statement had recalled. Read More »

Sen. Casey says he won't vote for Gorsuch

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley asked Gorsuch about the decision as well, wanting to know if Gorsuch thought Roe v. Wade was decided correctly. The panel spent this week questioning Gorsuch. Whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, ultimately decides to carry out the " nuclear option " - allowing approval of the nomination by just a simple majority - remains to be seen. Read More »

Nunes apologizes for how he handled revelations surrounding Trump, aides

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He said that the identities of additional Trump transition team members were unmasked, or identified by name in intelligence reports. " Nunes said , so that means I'm right, Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been. "It's a freakish situation". U.S. Representative Devin Nunes , Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, dropped a political bombshell Wednesday morning when he stated that the United States government "incidentally collected" intelligence on members of the ... Read More »

Nations to Urge Venezuela to Revive 'Democratic Normality'

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OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro made the request in a 75-page report on Venezuela's political crisis, in which he accused Maduro's government of systematically violating human rights and standards of democracy enshrined in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, to which Venezuela is a signatory. Read More »

Missing clerics 'found' in Pak

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The clerics were deplaned from a Karachi-bound Shaheen Airlines plane on March 14 at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore and shifted to an undisclosed location for investigation, official sources told news agencies. "Pakistani authorities and police are still clueless about them", Sazid said. Pakistani Foreign Office also issued a denial saying that the Special Branch which monitored movement of visitors, especially from India, had no knowledge that the senior cleric had even ... Read More »

Sidhu can continue as celebrity guest, no conflict of interest: Punjab AG

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His wife Navjot Kaur supported him and said Mr Sidhu has to run his household and in any case does all his TV work on a Saturday. The Punjab Chief Minister had sought the Attorney General's legal advice on whether there was any restriction on the continuation of Sidhu's work as a celebrity guest on TV or if it amounted to conflict of interest. Read More »

Good luck buying an iPhone 8 on launch day this year

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Apple may finally add support for wireless charging with the iPhone 8, following news that Foxconn is researching the technology for Apple devices. Many specialists think that this next iPhone would be a tribute version and will not necessarily carry the number 8 ... "Chinese companies like Huawei and Oppo are also trying to make more expensive devices, but this [the new iPhone] will be a major blow to their efforts". Read More »

Donald Trump's truck moment tells us nothing and everything about his presidency

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Click through to check out more photos of Trump in a truck and memes made of the scene. "In addition, we look forward to working with you on improving our workplace, which is our highways". And Trump clearly didn't run out of gas: following his spirited session of trucker role play, he met with truckers and CEOs from the American Trucking Association to discuss healthcare. Read More »

Sunny Leone steams it up in her beach holiday pictures

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She is vacationing in her favourite holiday spot - Cancun in Mexico. After spending some great time together - yes, when all of us went through another mind-numbing work week - Sunny shared her best moments from the beach . Sunny Leone is seen in a beachwear and a hat and strolling across the beach. Daniel Weber carries Sunny Leone on his shoulder with so much ease. Sunny Leone revealed that she'll be coming back to India today. Read More »

2 more arrested over London terror attack

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A dozen people were apparently injured and one assailant gunned down by police near the British Parliament, in what London police are calling a "firearms incident" on Wednesday. Masood, a Muslim-convert who used a number of aliases, was born in Kent, southeastern England. More recently Masood may have been living in a flat next to a Persian restaurant and a pizza parlour in the upmarket Edgbaston neighbourhood, according to reports . Read More »

London attacker was born Adrian Russell Ajao, lived in Birmingham

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Masood was known for a range of offences dating back as early as 1983, when he was convicted for criminal damage, the Metropolitan Police said on Thursday. May did not name the assailant in her remarks, but she offered new details about past scrutiny by authorities, who said the London attack was " inspired by worldwide terrorism". Read More »

Murray McCully meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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The mission was focused on recapturing the dam, the nearby town of Tabqa and a local airfield. By design, the operation is coinciding with a potentially climactic battle for Mosul, the main Islamic State group stronghold in Iraq. He also called for more American direction on peace talks being organized by the United Nations in Geneva, and he said it wasn't clear to him what Tillerson meant by " interim zones of stability ". Read More »

UN Security Council honors victims of London attack

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Johnson, who met with American government officials in Washington on Wednesday, said that he saw from his talks in the US that countries are coming together to defeat the Islamic State extremist group, which claimed responsibility for the London attack. Read More »

Brexit 'a failure and a tragedy', warns Jean-Claude Juncker

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In his note, Mr Ritchie said the decision to take a 25-year lease on the building at 21 Moorfields "underlines the bank's commitment to the City of London‎ and the importance it attaches to being an employer of choice in the capital". He added: "I am everything but in a hostile mood when it comes to Britain". "It will take time, several months certainly". The German banking giant has entered exclusive negotiations with Land Securities on a new building now being constructed in the City of ... Read More »

Court Bars Customs Boss From Appearing Before Senate

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The resignation demand comes barely 24 hours after the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced its intervention in the row between Ali and the senate. Senator Isah Misau said: " If the Attorney General can write a letter to the senate, i wonder what advise he gives Mr. President ". The Senate had said Ali was not fit to occupy office for not heeding the directive to wear uniform and that he was sending a wrong message to career custom officers by his refusal to do so. Read More »

AP woman techie, son strangled to death at home in New Jersey

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Narra Hanumantha Rao who returned home from work was shocked to find his wife Narra Sasikala (38) and his son Aneesh Sai in a pool of blood with their throats slit open. Telugu Desam Party General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh too expressed grief on Twitter, posting, "Saddened to learn about the killing of Sasikala and her son in New Jersey , US". Read More »

Senate Approves 45 Ambassadorial Nominees, Rejects 2

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Explaining the rationale behind Nsofor's disqualification, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Monsurat Sunmonu, said the Imo nominee was too old to hold public office. Those confirmed were Uzoma Emenike (Abia); Aminu Iyawa (Adamawa); Godwin Umor (rtd) (Akwa Ibom); Christopher Okere (Anambra); Yusuf Tuggar (Bauchi); Baba Madugu (Bauchi); Stanley Diriyai (Bayelsa); Steven Ugba (Benue); and Baba Jidda (Borno). Read More »

Trump's weekly list of 'immigrant crimes' is as sinister as it sounds

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That figure is a bit misleading, however: ICE notes the numbers aren't representative of the detainer issuance date, and indeed, most of the listed detainer requests out of Travis County were made prior to 2017. Cambridge similarly passed a city council resolution in June 2014 stating that it "will not honor ICE detainer unless in cases where immigration agents have a criminal warrant or Cambridge officials have a legitimate law enforcement objective not related to immigration", according to ... Read More »

Germany election: Martin Schulz stakes anti-populist bid

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With no challengers, he was elected at the party's Berlin convention with 100% of the delegates' votes, which is unheard of for the party. The INSA poll for the Bild newspaper showed the SPD gained one point since last week and stands at 32 percent . Read More »