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MP faces threat from own branch over 10-year residency claim

A NSW government MP is facing a revolt from one of her own branches, which is threatening to withdraw support for her re-election over concerns about her "integrity and honesty" unless she addresses a mounting scandal about false claims to have At a fiery general meeting on Tuesday, the Mosman....
 

Malaysia’s Taib family to face Canadian court over money laundering case

A CANADIAN business linked to billionaire Malaysian politician Abdul Taib Mahmud will face court in Toronto over alleged money laundering. The Swiss anti-corruption NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) is suing three Canadian banks and an auditing firm to disclose financial information regarding the CAD250....

Here’s why Suu Kyi’s speech has met with global criticism

BURMA’S State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s much-anticipated address to the nation on Tuesday has been met with a cool response from the international community, with human rights groups and foreign diplomats accusing the de facto leader of "untruths and victim blaming”.

Walmart to offer extra holiday hours for current workers

Walmart won't be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers. The nation's largest private employer says, however, that it will be taking on more temporary workers at its distribution centers.

Telemundo Set To Win The 2016-2017 Broadcast Season As The New #1 In Spanish-Language TV

MIAMI Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After a record-breaking summer, Telemundo is set to make ratings history ending the 2016-2017 broadcast season as the #1 Spanish-language television network in weekday 8pm-11pm primetime among the highly-coveted adults 18-49 (858,000) and adults 18-34 (398,000), according to Nielsen.

Survey Finds Teachers Are Critical to K-12 District Curriculum Adoption Decisions Prompted by New Standards

The project, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, surveyed a national sample of over 500 decision makers in K-12 school districts to examine the process by which they made curriculum adoption decisions and the extent to which open educational resources (OER), freely....

Fitch: Singer Sri Lanka rating unaffected by shareholder change:

Fitch: Singer Sri Lanka rating unaffected by shareholder change Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 09:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Sept 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings says Hayleys PLC's acquisition of a controlling stake in Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC (Singer, A-(lka)/Stable) is neutral for Singer's rating.

Russia honors AK-47 creator with 30-foot statue

Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Russian government unveiled a monument Tuesday to honor the inventor of one of the most highly used deadly weapons in human history: the AK-47 assault rifle. The 30-foot statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov , who created the first design of the AK-47, also known as the Kalashnikov, will stand in one of Moscow's business districts.

Key California farm district rejects governor’s tunnels plan

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state’s water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Trump’s North Korea threats leave Asia struggling to explain

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea’s next missile test? A simple restatement of past policy? Officials and pundits across Asia struggled Wednesday to decode President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea” if provoked.

The Latest: Mexico’s president says 22 dead at fallen school

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Mexico’s president says 22 people have died at a school that collapsed in the nation’s capital due to Tuesday’s 7.1 earthquake. President Enrique Pena Nieto said that two of the bodies found were adults.

'India's insurance density is one-tenth of China's'

'We don’t see the need for another joint venture partner.' 'We have capability, skills, scale and understand the business.' 'You should look at general insurance over a two-three year horizon.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Reuters. Bhargav Dasgupta bottom left , managing director and chief executive....

LIVE! Mumbai rains: Situation improving, but alert continues

09:09 Flight operations at the Mumbai airport remain affected for the second day today following heavy rains that continue to lash the metropolis. The skidding of a SpiceJet aircraft on the main runway (09/27) last night compounded the problem further as it forced the private airport operator to....

RARE PIX: Inside North Korea

CNN cameras go inside the secretive nation to places few outsiders have ever seen. Ever wondered what life must be for citizens inside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, aka North Korea? As tensions near boiling point ( CNN International Correspondent Will Ripley -- who has been to North....

Even Ileana has it! What exactly is body dysmorphic disorder?

What is the meaning of body dysmorphic disorder? According to the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), 'Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have a distorted view of how they look and to spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance.

Trump's North Korea threats leave Asia struggling to explain

There was, however, no immediate comment from the focus of Trump's belligerence: North Korea held its tongue in the hours after the U.S. president's speech. In a region well used to North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons generating a seemingly never-ending cycle of threats and counter threats, Trump's comments Tuesday at the U.

Queensland Premier calls for re-write of national electricity rules

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called for a rewrite of the national electricity market rules, as energy policy shapes up to become a major election issue. Giving her Committee for Economic Development of Australia State of the State address, Ms Palaszczuk said Queensland’s....

ANP rejects FATA census results, calls for fresh count

PESHAWAR: Rejecting the preliminary results of the national population census related to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), the Awami National Party (ANP) has called for conducting census in the tribal areas once again. “The federal government has to explain how the population of Fata has reduced.

Power politics leaves Karachi streets in darkness

Today, the streets of the country’s premier industrial and financial centre paint a gloomy picture of its future. Among the plethora of issues, such as heaps of garbage, sewage and much more, being faced by the residents on a daily basis is the absence of proper lighting on the city’s main thoroughfares.

Freedom of expression: Official responsible for press law alarm identified

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Arangzeb revealed on Tuesday a senior officer had been found responsible for a recent controversy about proposed amendments to the Press Council of Pakistan Ordinance to regulate the print media.

UK accreditation to help increase pharma exports

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Abdul Basit said on Tuesday that accreditation of one of LCCI’s member pharmaceutical companies for operating in the United Kingdom will open avenues for export of medicines to the entire region.

Two state-of-the-art schools completed in Sukkur under USAID programme

Two recently completed schools built by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Sukkur district were inaugurated on Tuesday. USAID Deputy Mission Director for Sindh and Balochistan, Denise A Herbol, performed the inauguration during separate ceremonies attended by Education....

FG set to implement ERGP, as NESG rolls out programe

By Peter Egwuatu. T he Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, yesterday, disclosed plans by the Federal Government to implement measures toward realising a growth target of 7 per cent by 2020. While briefing newsmen on the upcoming Twenty Third Nigerian Economic Summit....

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

Venezuelan musician Wuilly Arteaga thanks the audience after playing the violin at the Alice Tully Hall in New York's Lincoln Center, Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017. Arteaga is a well-known face of protest against his country's socialist government. He told the Associated Press on Tuesday that if he finds a job in the U.

Hurricane Maria: Category 5 Storm Batters Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- There is still time for Puerto Ricans to get to a government-run shelter before powerful Hurricane Maria clobbers the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said late Tuesday. But the window of opportunity is closing. "There's still time ...

AAGI Launches AXA preferred Workshops

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- General insurance provider, AXA Affin General Insurance (AAGI) has launched the AXA Preferred Workshops motor insurance, offering superior customer experience when it comes to road assistance, accident-related services and claims via selected and specially trained workshops.

Mumbai rains LIVE updates: Fluctuating weather affects flight services, main runway shutdown, say airport authorities

10:05 (IST) September 20, 2017 No traffic on main roads as Mumbaikars opt to stay indoors. Senapati Bapat Marg was clear of traffic on Wednesday morning. A route which would take 25 minutes could be covered under ten minutes. The stretch of road from KEM circle to the signal to cross over eastern....

SBI Life Insurance IPO to hit market today: All you need to know about the Rs 8,400 cr offer

SBI Life Insurance, a subsidiary of the country's largest lender State Bank of India, will hit the capital market on Wednesday to raise up to Rs 8,400 crore. The initial share sale offer will close on 22 September. This would be the second listing of a life insurer after ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, which went public last year.

Google to launch new features to help newsrooms and businesses sort information easily

is launching new features within its free Cloud Natural Languages API (shared software technology) that will help newsrooms and other businesses sort information so that it's easier to find later. Why it matters: Google is seen as a mixed bag for publishers, offering a lot of traffic, but also sucking up a lot of the industry's ad revenue.

Weeks after Doka La standoff, China opens highway to Nepal through Tibet: Beijing’s Global Times says move may irk India

Beijing has opened a strategically-located highway in Tibet that will link the region to the Nepal border. It could be used for both civilian and military purposes, Chinese state media reports said. The move comes just weeks after a military disengagement in Doka La and could irk India.

Rahul Gandhi in Princeton says India, China’s performance will determine how world is fundamentally reshaped

Princeton: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that notwithstanding the path chosen by them, the performance of India and China would determine how the world would fundamentally be reshaped. Gandhi, who was interacting with students at the Princeton University noted that there was....
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