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Palestinians threaten to cut ties with U.S. if Washington office closed

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In September, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations called on the ICC "to open an investigation and to prosecute Israeli officials for their involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people". According to a weekend report by the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, the Palestinian presidency expressed surprise at the USA certification decision, first reported by the Associated Press. Read More »

Showers possible on travel day before Thanksgiving

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For Tuesday , we will warm up to near 50 degrees for highs in the valley areas under sunny skies as southwest winds gust 20 to 30mph behind a warm frontal passage. Thanksgiving will be flawless with sunny skies tranquil conditions with morning lows in the 40's and afternoon highs in the 70's. The days leading up to the holiday are a little more cloudy. Read More »

Search for missing Argentinean submarine expands to more area

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Storms have complicated search efforts as relatives wait anxiously. Hopes for a successful search waned when the navy said satellite calls detected at the weekend did not come from the vessel. Morales and other relatives of crew members have been gathered at a naval base in Mar del Plata, where authorities are coordinating the search and rescue operation. Read More »

Jk: Three LeT Pakistani Terrorists Killed In Handwara

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Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S P Vaid confirmed the report and hailed the security forces for their "excellent work". Later in the afternoon, another encounter broke out between militants and security forces at Zirhama in the Trehgam area of the district. Read More »

Hariri returns home for first time since quitting as PM

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They will address the "latest developments in the region and developments of the Lebanon situation", a statement from Egypt's presidency said. "As you know I have resigned and we will talk about this matter in Lebanon", Hariri said. But despite the moves, dubbed as nothing more than a hollow "PR stunt" by analysts and campaigners, including Saudi Madawi al-Rasheed, MbS has failed to shake off criticism for spearheading a Saudi war on Yemen's Houthis that has left more than 10,000 dead. Read More »

Trump on Roy Moore accusations: 'He totally denies it'

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Six women have accused Mr Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Luther Strange (R-AL). Bannon endorsed and campaigned for Moore, who ended up thumping Strange. Yet a number of Senate Republicans, including majority leader Mitch McConnell, have called on Mr Moore to quit the race. Read More »

Why we need Transgender Day of Remembrance more than ever

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Violence against trans people remains a defining aspect of trans lives and the Trans Day of Remembrance is our community's opportunity to bear witness to end-result of the anti-trans hate trans people face, as a community. This year has been the deadliest on record in the United States for transgender people known to have been killed. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester , whose life and unsolved murder on November 28 1998 was paid tribute to at a small San Francisco candlelight ... Read More »

Trump names North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

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Trump has constantly tweeted about North Korea's threat to the USA because the nation continues to pursue nuclear weapons and test ballistic missiles. Trump's announcement came before a Cabinet meeting at the White House . In any case, it will do little to open the way for US dialogue with North Korea, which China, Pyongyang's No. Read More »

The United States assisted in the search for a missing Argentine submarine

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A Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft and a NASA P-3 research aircraft are already in Argentina assisting ongoing search efforts near the submarine's last known location. At the Vatican, Argentine-born Pope Francis said he offered "his fervent prayer" for the safety of the submarine sailors. In the "worst-case scenario", the missing sub could run out of oxygen in two days, Balbi said. Read More »

Will not release padmavati, says Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Chouhan made this announcement even before the movie was cleared by the Censor Board". Joining the chorus against " Padmavati ", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said today that the film would not be allowed to be screened in the state if it contains scenes "breaching the honour" of the Rajput queen or portrays "distorted facts". Read More »

Israel ready to cooperate with S Arabia to face Iran: Defence chief

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Saudi Arabia , added Al-Jubeir, will not stand idly by in the face of Iran's "blatant aggression". Eisenkot added that "Under U.S. President Donald Trump there is an opportunity to form a new worldwide alliance in the region". The Saudi official accused Tehran of " meddling " in various Middle Eastern states, particularly focusing on the Houthi faction in Yemen, and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Read More »

AC/DC Co-Founder Malcom Young Dead at Age 64

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The Scottish-born Australian began his musical career after his older brother George, who died in October, achieved 1960s stardom with the Easybeats. The band continued to gain speed with 1979's Highway to Hell , which sold more than a million copies worldwide. The band's original lead singer, Bon Scott, died in 1980. Read More »

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant trophies

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Animal rights advocates, environmentalists and, crucially, even some Republicans had urged Trump to reverse course. President Donald Trump tweeted Friday evening that he would put the decision on hold while he reviews conservation facts. Read More »

Wind Advisory through midnight; storms late this afternoon

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We'll see a few showers this morning, with rain becoming heavier by mid-morning. A warming trend begins late Monday into Tuesday as southerly winds return once again. Those taking advantage of deals on Back Friday should expect to dress warm, overnight temperatures will be in the 20s with daytime highs in the upper 30s. Read More »

Pak terrorists of LeT including Lakhvi's nephew killed in Hajan

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Two Lashkar commandos - Zargam and Mehmood - were also eliminated in this operation. Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that an IAF garud commando was killed and another army soldier injured in the encounter in Hajin. Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan , is claimed by both in full. He admitted that Hajin is a very hard area as Army has lost three officers while a Commanding Officer of CRPF also was martyrd, he said adding that there was also stone ... Read More »

Trump Mocks Franken Over Photo of Him Groping Sleeping Woman

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The question facing McConnell now is whether he can rein in the committee and prevent it from looking beyond Franken and Moore into Trump's allegations. " Donald Trump calls his accusers liars, threatens to sue them, did long riffs at his rallies where he would say that they were too ugly for him to assault". Read More »

Far-Right Twitter Accounts Lose Verified Tick

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The blue check marks are meant to authenticate users of public interest but have become misinterpreted as official endorsements, Twitter acknowledged Wednesday in announcing the policy change. Update: It looks like Twitter has indeed stripped a number of accounts of their badges, citing their new guidelines on loss of verified status. Read More »

Trump reverses ban on importing hunted elephant trophies

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A federal government agency said imports could resume on Friday for elephants that are legally hunted only in Zambia and Zimbabwe . "Additional killing of elephants in these countries, even if legal, is not sustainable and is not now supporting conservation efforts that contribute towards the recovery of the species", they said at the time. Read More »