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Saudi govt fund to invest $2.7bn in entertainment

Saudi govt fund to invest $2.7bn in entertainment The company will expand the scope and variety of entertainment offerings according to the latest worldwide standards. "The company's establishment is consistent with the ambitions within Vision 2030 to increase the Kingdom's cultural and entertainment offering, to create new employment opportunities, and to make use of the wealth of talent and energy among Saudi youth". [Full Article...]

Philippine central bank stands pat on rates as inflation remains tame

In leaving the benchmark rate at 3.0 percent, the policy-making Monetary Board said the central bank's latest forecasts show that inflation will stay within its target range of 2-4 percent from this year through 2019. The peso has sunk to 11-year lows, with a 3 percent drop against the US dollar making it Asia's worst performing currency so far this year. "Of course, they continue to lend out, inv... [Full Article...]

United States agrees that Iran is complying with nuclear deal, says European Union chief

United States agrees that Iran is complying with nuclear deal, says European Union chief Tillerson and Zarif spoke directly in what a European diplomat described as a "very difficult" meeting. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the UN General Assembly earlier that the UN Security Council endorsed the nuclear deal and "one or two countries" could not decide its fate. [Full Article...]

Roberts born an Indian citizen, court told

Roberts born an Indian citizen, court told But he did not seek legal advice over his citizenship status. This came after BuzzFeed News obtained documents showing that Roberts had previously registered as a United Kingdom national, and the Australian citizenship application he signed when he was 19 showed he was British. [Full Article...]

Police to pursue forensic psychology to probe Pushkar's death

Police to pursue forensic psychology to probe Pushkar's death The police told a bench of Justice GS Sistani and Justice Chander Shekhar that this mode of investigation would take a maximum of eight weeks after which they will file a report. He has now demanded to make the Enforcement Directorate (ED) a party in the case and the matter has also to be investigated under the PMLA. The BJP leader said that a few days before her death, Pushkar had called a pres... [Full Article...]

North Korea Mocks Trump UN Speech, Calling President 'Barking Dog'

Brown says he wants to be tough on North Korea, including that he has co-sponsored legislation to increase sanctions on North Korea following repeated missile test from the rogue nation. The WFP and UNICEF had approached the South Korean government in May and July this year to contribute in aiding North Korea, the statement added. "There is a saying that goes: ´Even when dogs bark, the parade go... [Full Article...]

Moon Invites N. Korea to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

The last time South Korea provided humanitarian aid to North Korea through an global agency was in December 2015, when it gave $800,000 to the U.N. Population Fund project to evaluate North Korean public health conditions. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo told lawmakers on Monday that it is "not proper" to reintroduce USA nuclear weapons. "The so-called "China's responsibility theo... [Full Article...]

Take advantage of majority, pass women's quota bill: Sonia tells PM

Take advantage of majority, pass women's quota bill: Sonia tells PM Despite having a female prime minister - Indira Gandhi as long ago as 1966, women in India have historically remained marginal in politics and political parties have made little effort for their upliftment. The bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on March 9, 2010. The bill, that will set aside a third of all seats in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women, lapsed in 2014 as it was not cleared by ... [Full Article...]

To shoot down or not? North Korea launch highlights intercept issues

To shoot down or not? North Korea launch highlights intercept issues And in a clear reference to China, he said all countries, especially North Korea's largest trading partners and closest links, must "demonstrate that they are doing everything in their power to implement the sanctions of the Security Council and to encourage the North Korean regime to change course". [Full Article...]

Amber alert issued for 4 Manatee County children

Amber alert issued for 4 Manatee County children The children are believed to be with their mother, Jaima Gadeaun, who is allowed supervsed visits with the children. The missing children are Joseph Gadeaun, 10, Jacqueline Gadeaun, 8, Jowella Gadeaun, 12, and Jocelyn Gadeaun, 6. Jowella is described to be 5-feet-tall, 133 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a long-sleeved grey shirt and white and grey sweatpants. [Full Article...]

CBS Commits to New Dick Wolf Drama

CBS Commits to New Dick Wolf Drama Wolf and Craig Turk will serve as executive producers with longtime Wolf collaborators Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. Turk will serve as showrunner and is writing the pilot episode. "The series will be a co-production of Universal Television and CBS Television Studios". Wolf is best known for the Law & Order franchise on NBC, along with new drama Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Mu... [Full Article...]

Narayan Rane quits Congress, will decide his next move 'before Dussehra'

Narayan Rane quits Congress, will decide his next move 'before Dussehra' Asked about his next step after he blasted the Congress and its state chief Ashok Chavan at a rally here on Monday, Rane claimed, "For me there are vacancies everywhere, even in the Shiv Sena ". I was supposed to become the chief minister after Vilasrao Deshmukh. "When Rahul Gandhi made me MLC without my asking, Chavan was in New Delhi till the last day opposing my name", Rane alleged. [Full Article...]

China supports peaceful resolution to North Korea issue: Foreign Ministry

China supports peaceful resolution to North Korea issue: Foreign Ministry Her national security adviser said those who had fled could return but the process had to be discussed. Wang made the remark on Wednesday while meeting US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the annual general debate of the UN General Assembly in New York, Xinhua news agency reported. [Full Article...]

Guptas lose appeal to keep bank accounts open

Guptas lose appeal to keep bank accounts open Oakbay is owned by the Gupta family, which has been accused by senior members of the ruling African National Congress party of using links with President Jacob Zuma to wield undue influence and win business. Between December 2015 and April past year, all four major South African banks - Standard Bank, Nedbank, Barclays Africa and FirstRand - terminated the accounts of companies controlled by the G... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom suspends financial aid to Myanmar's military

United Kingdom suspends financial aid to Myanmar's military Britain sent back five Myanmar army officers from a training session this week, "on account of the current situation in Rakhine", Myanmar's army said on Facebook late Wednesday. "They were there to help the people who desperately need help", she said. South Korea plans to provide the assistance through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to help the refugees in Bangladesh, it al... [Full Article...]

Tripura tribal activists beat TV channel journo to death

Tripura tribal activists beat TV channel journo to death While the incident took place at about 12.30 pm, Bhowmik's body was later recovered by the police from behind the stadium. At least twenty police, TSR personnel and Forest department officials sustained injuries in the attack and were admitted to a local hospital. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Foreign Minister says he 'feels sorry' for Donald Trump's aides

North Korea's Foreign Minister says he 'feels sorry' for Donald Trump's aides Few others, however, would have used the world's premier global stage to bestow a nickname like the one Trump levelled at Kim Jong Un . "I expected him to talk tough and strong - but I did not expect him to talk quite that tough and quite that strongly", said Donald Kirk, a journalist and author of several books on Korea. [Full Article...]

Rain to hamper Australia-India ODI battle

Hardik's a very good player. It must be remembered that we have had several instances in the past where weather has hampered an India-Australia series being played in India at this time of the year. But with surface remaining under covers, the moisture underneath may turn it into a slow turner. Due to the rain, DLS method had used and India played only 21 overs. [Full Article...]

Military considering plan to shoot down North Korean missiles

Military considering plan to shoot down North Korean missiles He can not afford to be absent from China at this critical time, as his enemies are looking for an opportunity to eat away at his supremacy. After assurances that America respects everyone, Trump then made demand after demand and threat after threat against the sovereignty of Iran and North Korea, demanding that the rest of the world back him up. [Full Article...]

Salma Hayek Donates $100 Thousand For Mexico Earthquake Victims

Buildings have been reduced to rubble in Mexico City, while many have been killed in the surrounding areas, following the country's deadliest natural disaster in more than three decades. The UNICEF Goodwill ambassador hit her social media pages on Wednesday (20Sep17) and wrote: "I am very sad about this bad tragedy in Mexico". Thirty-two years later to the day, the earth again trembled in the ... [Full Article...]


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