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Global News Trump reverses elephant trophy ban
Author: 0 Trump reverses elephant trophy ban

Conservation groups have decried US President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies. The fact is, trophy hunting does not help conservation efforts , although those who defend the cowardly sport often make claims to the contrary. The Fish and Wildlife Service has been talking with wildlife officials in Zimbabwe since the ban was announced in 2014.

Global News N. Korea berates Trump's anti-North criticism as 'declaration of war'
Author: 0 N. Korea berates Trump's anti-North criticism as 'declaration of war'

Officials in the North Korean government are reportedly "trying to figure out" if Donald Trump is "crazy" or if his increasingly provocative stance against the rogue state is "just an act", a U.S. The unfiltered tweets led some to worry that World War 3 would start on Twitter if the president continued to taunt Jong Un. "Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance", the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Global News 1 militant killed, 3 arrested in ongoing Kund encounter
Author: 0 1 militant killed, 3 arrested in ongoing Kund encounter

He said that Atta was arrested in injured state and is presently under treatment in a hospital. The security forces have recently arrested three militants. "Now we will ask him what drove him to join militants", Khan said about Shams-ul-Viqar, an alumnus of the elite DPS school and a top athlete. "We are expecting two more militants there".

Global News World carbon emissions on the rise again
Author: 0 World carbon emissions on the rise again

The projected 2% increase in carbon dioxide emissions comes from growth in China's smokestack industries and jeopardises the Paris climate agreement goals, say experts. "That transition is being driven by the low cost of new renewable infrastructure, and it's being driven by new consumer preferences". But as the Trump administration continues to push fossil fuel use at home and overseas, the Global Carbon Budget's scientists warn that the world is running out of time to tackle climate change.

Global News Texas driver's anti-Trump sticker causes stir
Author: 0 Texas driver's anti-Trump sticker causes stir

Nehls of Fort Bend County, Texas , posted a picture of the back of a truck asking members of the community to help him find the 'offender'. "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359", sheriff Nehls said in the Facebook post .

Global News United Nations council fails to push Saudi coalition over Yemen blockade
Author: 0 United Nations council fails to push Saudi coalition over Yemen blockade

Hedile noted the first flight carrying 218 passengers took off today. It said Monday the coalition would lift the blockade after widespread worldwide criticism. Yemen was the Arab world's poorest country even before the conflict began. The UN officials said more than 20 million people, including 11 million children, are in need of urgent assistance, with 7 million totally dependent on food assistance.

Global News A Vote in Cambodia's Supreme Court Could Effectively Dismantle Democracy
Author: 0 A Vote in Cambodia's Supreme Court Could Effectively Dismantle Democracy

Hun Sen has been prime minister since 1985 and has held a tight grip on power since ousting a co-prime minister in a bloody 1997 coup. In that election - the official results of which were disputed by the CNRP - the opposition party managed to garner almost half of over 6 million votes cast to win 55 seats in the National Assembly, against 68 for the CPP.

Global News Russia, US at Odds Before Vote on Syria Chemical Weapons Team
Author: 0 Russia, US at Odds Before Vote on Syria Chemical Weapons Team

Russia's decision to veto the resolution provoked an angry reaction from the U.S. envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley. Russian Federation said Tuesday it is talking to the United States about renewing the mandate of experts working to determine who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but the USA says Moscow won't consider the American draft resolution.

Global News Judge Declares A Mistrial In Sen. Robert Menendez Corruption Trial
Author: 0 Judge Declares A Mistrial In Sen. Robert Menendez Corruption Trial

Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend could hear new instructions from the judge Wednesday as they resume deliberations. Menendez said he felt vindicated. Menendez and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen (MEHL'-genn) were charged with running a bribery scheme between 2006 and 2013 in which Menendez traded his political influence for luxury vacations and flights on the doctor's private plane.

Global News Pope Francis' new Lamborghini Huracan to be auctioned for charity
Author: 0 Pope Francis' new Lamborghini Huracan to be auctioned for charity

Even if religion's not your thing, there's no denying that Pope Francis is the coolest holy dude ever. The white-painted, special edition Lamborghini Huracan, which sells for around 180,000 euros, perfectly matched the pope's white cassock as he blessed it outside the Casa Santa Marta, the guesthouse within the Vatican where he lives.

Global News Singapore Train Collision Updates: 25 People Injured in MRT Train Collision
Author: 0 Singapore Train Collision Updates: 25 People Injured in MRT Train Collision

The removal of this feature resulted in the first train giving off a train profile on the new signalling system of a three-car train, instead of a six-car train. "This train then arrived at Joo Koon station without the feature". SMRT, the operator, said all trains were running despite the accident but added that passengers might face intermittent delays of 10 to 30 minutes heading towards the Tuas Link station, the last station of the Green Line in the east.

Global News Chinese Envoy To North Korea 'A Big Move', Says Trump
Author: 0 Chinese Envoy To North Korea 'A Big Move', Says Trump

A United Nations committee condemned North Korea Tuesday for building nuclear weapons and missiles while its population starves. North Korea suggested Wednesday it may be open to giving up its nuclear weapons, but only if the US did so first.

Global News Twitter announces new guidelines and begins verification purge
Author: 0 Twitter announces new guidelines and begins verification purge

The updated rules of Twitter also states the removal of verification of those accounts who change their display name and bios misleading people, as outlined in the new guidelines. Tweeting content that incites hate and harassment, includes violent or risky behavior, or violates Twitter's rules , could lead to removal of the verification badge.

Global News At least three killed in California school shooting
Author: 0 At least three killed in California school shooting

Johnston said the gunman had "prior contacts with law enforcement". "We can't anticipate what people are going to do". A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were recovered after deputies shot and killed the gunman. In January the man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in a case that involved the neighbor who died Tuesday, Johnston said. Living near the gunman was "hell", Flint said, and the man was a known felon who often harassed Flint and his neighbors.

Global News Scotland first country to introduce minimum alcohol price
Author: 0 Scotland first country to introduce minimum alcohol price

Similar legislation may also now be considered across the United Kingdom as well. The seven Justices at the Supreme Court unanimously rejected an appeal by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), ruling that the measure does not breach European Union law and is a "proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim".

Global News Roy Moore's lawyer tries to discredit accuser over yearbook handwriting
Author: 0 Roy Moore's lawyer tries to discredit accuser over yearbook handwriting

Moore has so far resisted those calls. This press conference was issued not long after Sean Hannity gave Roy Moore an ultimatum . "Maybe it's because I'm Bernie Bernstein Jew over here", he continued - referencing the reported robocall that went out in Alabama yesterday from a person claiming to be a Washington Post reporter named "Bernie Bernstein" seeking dirt on Moore.

Global News Australian diplomat falls to his death from Manhattan balcony
Author: 0 Australian diplomat falls to his death from Manhattan balcony

The Post reports that the men stepped out onto the balcony, where Simpson assured the man he meant no harm to his wife. To prove his word, Simpson suggested they play the trust game , leading to his fatal plunge. Julian Simpson Australian diplomat: Pictured 19 Clinton St, NYC. The man told investigators that he put his arm out to catch him, but Mr Simpson slipped and fell to his death, according to sources.

Global News Johnson sorry over Zaghari-Ratcliffe remarks
Author: 0 Johnson sorry over Zaghari-Ratcliffe remarks

It led to Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe being summoned back to court and threatened with further charges. Boris Johnson seemed to stumble over the name of the very woman he was apologising to in the Commons today - was that Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe, or Raffcliffe he addressed? Responding to an urgent question in Parliament, Mr Johnson was asked to apologise for the remarks.

Author: 0 Three-carrier exercises "normal operation": Pentagon chief

The first such deployment of three United States carriers since 2007 "is making it impossible to predict when nuclear war breaks out due to the USA nuclear war equipment" taking up a "strike posture", he wrote. "Multiple carrier strike force operations are very complex", he added. Three aircraft carrier strike groups have last operated together in the Western Pacific during exercise Valiant Shield off the coast of Guam in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Global News Operation Christmas Child Gifting to millions of children worldwide
Author: 0 Operation Christmas Child Gifting to millions of children worldwide

Last year, Samaritan's Purse collected 9.1 million shoeboxes packed with children's gifts for children suffering overseas from poverty, famine, war, disease, natural disasters and famine. Junior Major Monica Pereda said she participated in Operation Christmas Child throughout her four years of high-school. The Panhandle alone will collect close to 20,000 boxes.

Global News Russian Parliament passes law to introduce foreign agent status for media outlets
Author: 0 Russian Parliament passes law to introduce foreign agent status for media outlets

The draft legislation states that Russian authorities can designate foreign media as "foreign agents", making them subject to the same requirements that are applied to foreign-funded non-governmental organisations under a 2012 law. The new bill expands the scope of the 2013 so-called foreign agents law which primarily targeted NGOs, forcing several of the most reputable to close and many more to curtail their work.

Global News Escaped Psychiatric Patient From Hawaii Taken Into Custody
Author: 0 Escaped Psychiatric Patient From Hawaii Taken Into Custody

Authorities say Saito took a taxi to Honolulu, where he chartered a plane and flew to Maui. Police say he arrived in San Jose two hours before hospital staff reported his disappearance. He was later granted conditional release to attend community college, a decision Iwamoto wasn't notified about. "It is disturbing that he was given that much freedom", said Irving Tam, who lives near the facility .

Global News 5.5 magnitude quake hits off S. Korea's southeastern coast - state media
Author: 0 5.5 magnitude quake hits off S. Korea's southeastern coast - state media

While the US Geological Survey says it was centered off the coast about 9.3 kilometers northwest of Pohang, state-run Korea Meteorological Administration said the epicenter was inside Pohang. The Korea Meteorological Administration says there were smaller tremors of magnitudes of 2.2 and 2.6 just a few minutes before the main natural disaster.

Global News Macron offers former Lebanon PM Hariri residency in France
Author: 0 Macron offers former Lebanon PM Hariri residency in France

In his resignation he made bitter attacks on both Iran and Hezbollah, and top Lebanese officials and politicians close to Hariri have said Saudi Arabia coerced him to resign, dictated his statement and have held him under house arrest. The statement comes just a day after Hariri had announced on Twitter that he would return to Lebanon in the next two daysafter he had pledged to officially resign.

Author: 0 Shark hits surfer on NSW Central Coast

In the life-or-death moment, the amateur surfer thought of Australian pro surfer Mick "White Lightning" Fanning, who famously fought off a shark attack at a 2015 surfing championship in South Africa by punching it in the face. Avoca Beach and North Avoca will remain closed for Tuesday. A helicopter rescue service photographed what is said was most likely a bronze whaler shark nearby shortly afterwards.

Global News Trump Jr releases private Twitter exchanges with WikiLeaks
Author: 0 Trump Jr releases private Twitter exchanges with WikiLeaks

The copies of the messages released by Trump Jr. don't contain a response . But he alerted senior advisers on his father's campaign, including his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to two people familiar with the exchanges. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly cited WikiLeaks' release of stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Global News Netanyahu says to continue military operation in Syria
Author: 0 Netanyahu says to continue military operation in Syria

Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi said Sunday that the agreement "does not answer Israel's unequivocal demands that there will be no developments that bring Iranian or Hezbollah forces closer to Israel's border with Syria in the north".

Global News Potential Fourth Victim of Tampa Serial Killer Found, Police Say
Author: 0 Potential Fourth Victim of Tampa Serial Killer Found, Police Say

A makeshift memorial for shooting victim Anthony Naiboa sits on a sidewalk in the Seminole Heights section of Tampa, Fla ., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. "Right now we are treating it as though it is related, until we can rule otherwise", Brian Dugan , acting police chief in the city on Florida's Gulf Coast, told a press conference.

Global News Female Dem says at least two current members engaged in sexual harassment
Author: 0 Female Dem says at least two current members engaged in sexual harassment

The hearing was scheduled as a wave of victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault come forward with accusations against powerful figures in Hollywood, media and politics. Earlier in the hearing, Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia said a former staffer told her that a Congressman asked a staffer to bring some materials to his residence, greeted her at the door wearing a towel and exposed himself after he invited her inside.

Global News J&K: One terrorist killed by security forces in Kulgam encounter
Author: 0 J&K: One terrorist killed by security forces in Kulgam encounter

Officials said the militants could be foreigners. The gunbattle had also resulted in injuries to a policeman and death of a terrorist. Sources added that some of the militants managed to escape from the encounter. "It was a search operation during which a hideout was busted", he told CNS. Authorities snapped internet services in Kulgam and adjoining Anantnag district after the incident.

Global News 5 killed in shooting that ends at California elementary school, official says
Author: 0 5 killed in shooting that ends at California elementary school, official says

The shooting, which took place on Tuesday, has so far seen at least two young students wounded. There were at least 100 law enforcement officers at the scene, with "multiple scenes". Police fatally shot the attacker after reports of at least seven shooting scenes, including an elementary school, Johnston said. Posts on social media showed Rancho Tehama Road being closed off with yellow crime tape, and students' parents stuck behind the road block.

Global News Saudi-led coalition air raid shuts down Yemen's Sanaa airport - agency
Author: 0 Saudi-led coalition air raid shuts down Yemen's Sanaa airport - agency

Seven million people are at risk of starvation in Yemen, according to the United Nations , and are relying nearly exclusively on aid to feed themselves. The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted for a resolution declaring that U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia in its war in Yemen is not authorized under previous legislation which has given the president power to combat terror overseas and invade Iraq in 2003.

Global News N.Korean Soldier Flees Through Hail of Bullets
Author: 0 N.Korean Soldier Flees Through Hail of Bullets

About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, but most travel through China. In such volatile conditions, it is troubling that North Korean guards shot numerous rounds at the soldier trying to defect.

Author: 0 Sessions raises prospect of special counsel on GOP concerns

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election to help Republican Trump's campaign. In Page's testimony, he said he "mentioned [the meeting] briefly to Senator Sessions as I was walking out the door" of a dinner just days before his trip to Russian Federation.

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