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Ford enters into agreement to produce all-electric vehicles in China

Ford enters into agreement to produce all-electric vehicles in China China is the world's largest electric-vehicle market, and Zotye is the nation's largest electric- vehicle manufacturer. Between the three partnerships , Ford says it plans for 70 percent of its vehicles sold in China by 2025 to be electrified. [Full Article...]

Twitter Pauses Verifications Amid Controversy Over Charlottesville Organizer

Twitter Pauses Verifications Amid Controversy Over Charlottesville Organizer Earlier this week, Twitter verified Jason Kessler , the white nationalist and principal organizer behind the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one dead in August - and many people are unhappy about it. Kessler, who posts under the handle @TheMadDimension, deleted his account for a brief period of time in August after he tweeted that "Heather Heyer", the woman who w... [Full Article...]

Texas Hero Who Confronted Shooter Matched Killer's Firepower With AR-Style Rifle

Texas Hero Who Confronted Shooter Matched Killer's Firepower With AR-Style Rifle Willeford told KHOG that he yelled "get out of the truck, get out of the truck", but never saw any movement. The neighbor being hailed as a hero for preventing even more carnage in the small Texas town was a longtime NRA member and former instructor who pulled out an AR-15 to engage the mass murderer. [Full Article...]

Indian-American elected New Jersey Mayor despite anti-Sikh propaganda

Indian-American elected New Jersey Mayor despite anti-Sikh propaganda In the days leading up to the election, controversy erupted when doctored campaign flyers began to circulate attacking Bhalla with the message "Don't let TERRORISM take over our town!" above a picture of the Sikh mayoral candidate wearing a turban. [Full Article...]

TBI adds Escaped Inmate Dylan Ferguston to Top Ten Most Wanted List

TBI adds Escaped Inmate Dylan Ferguston to Top Ten Most Wanted List Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons identified the escapees as Matt White, Jeffrey Strong and Dylan Ferguson. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added an escaped inmate from a Middle Tennessee jail to their Top 10 Most Wanted list. Lafayette Police said the three are considered armed and risky. All three subjects might be traveling in a stolen, white, 1990 Ford F-250 with Tennessee tag 3B... [Full Article...]

NY says 'no' to constitutional convention

NY says 'no' to constitutional convention A proposal to create a forest land bank to streamline infrastructure projects in the Adirondacks and Catskills remained too close to call. Some 81.9 percent voted no on the ballot measure (more than 1.36 million votes) and 18.1 percent (301,258) voted in favor of it, with 57 percent of 15,526 precincts reporting statewide at about 10:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

Senate Dems introduce bill to ban assault weapons, bump stocks

Senate Dems introduce bill to ban assault weapons, bump stocks The group, led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) claim that their bill "will begin removing the weapons of war on our streets". Her office also took a look at gun bans in the United States - beginning with the 1966 University of Texas shooting. [Full Article...]

Michigan Bill Lets Teachers Carry Concealed Guns In Schools

The sponsor, GOP Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof of West Olive, said the recent mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas highlight the need to act. The legislation also would make property owned by public airport authorities pistol-free zones unless a gun owner has the additional training. [Full Article...]

With Trump In China, Taiwan Worries About Becoming A 'Bargaining Chip'

With Trump In China, Taiwan Worries About Becoming A 'Bargaining Chip' US President Donald Trump has urged North Korea to "come to the table" and discuss giving up its nuclear weapons. "If he works on it hard it will happen". China is North Korea's close ally and top trading partner. Trump also sounded a softer tone on trade, blaming past US administrations for allowing it to get so "out of kilter". [Full Article...]

Risk of breast cancer return looms for 20 years

Standard treatment for oestrogen receptor-positive, or ER-positive, breast cancer includes five years of the endocrine-based treatments tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors , both of which are taken daily as a pill. "To assess 20-year risks, we had to study women who received their breast cancer diagnosis many years ago", said Gray. The study, by the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative... [Full Article...]

Trump in China for talks as North Korea nuclear tensions grow

Trump in China for talks as North Korea nuclear tensions grow Congratulating Mr. Xi on his consolidation of power at a recent Communist Party congress , Mr. Trump said , "Perhaps now more than ever we have an opportunity to strengthen our relationship". The United States and other trading partners have been pressing Beijing to give their companies more access to its state-dominated economy. Previous U.S. [Full Article...]

Israel orchestrating Hariri's resignation to provoke a war

Israel orchestrating Hariri's resignation to provoke a war Quoting an unnamed official, the statement said the reports are a "systematic campaign targeting Saudi Arabia which leads a battle to stop the Iranian interference in Yemen and the region". "If Saudi Arabia is experiencing domestic problems, it needs to settle them and not to try to create problems for the other peoples of the region and speak out against them", he said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump presses China to act on North Korean threat

Donald Trump presses China to act on North Korean threat They also announced the signing of $250bn (£190bn) worth of business deals during Mr Trump's visit, although it is unclear how much of that figure is past deals being re-announced or simply the potential for future deals. Mr Xi said China and the United States strengthened high-level dialogue on all fronts over the past year and boosted coordination on major worldwide issues, such as the Korean pe... [Full Article...]

Bandhan Express Flagged By PM Modi Brings India, Bangladesh Closer

Bandhan Express Flagged By PM Modi Brings India, Bangladesh Closer Named "Bandhan Express", the new train will operate on the Khulna-Kolkata route with a aim to facilitate travelling between the two neighbouring countries. The bridge over the Titas was built by Indian company Gammon-Flcl Consortium. "Relations between India and Bangladesh will strengthen with inauguration of the train and bridges". [Full Article...]

Seized almost Rs 36.5 cr 'demonetised currency' from Kashmir: NIA

Seized almost Rs 36.5 cr 'demonetised currency' from Kashmir: NIA On the eve of the first anniversary of demonetisation, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the incidents of stone pelting had come down in Jammu and Kashmir after the note ban. Nine people have been arrested in the matter. Surveillance was mounted on such persons. With the arrest of the nine persons the total number of arresting in the terror funding has now reached 19. [Full Article...]

Trump 'highly' likely to speak with Putin at upcoming APEC summit

Trump 'highly' likely to speak with Putin at upcoming APEC summit Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told Russian news agencies on Thursday that such a meeting would happen on Friday. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian and US officials are trying to carve out a time slot for Trump and Putin to meet separately. [Full Article...]

Found: A Grasshopper Embedded in a Van Gogh

Found: A Grasshopper Embedded in a Van Gogh Now a restorer at an art museum in Kansas City has discovered that there really is an insect - a grasshopper - in the paint. While many art buffs travel at length to see Vincent van Gogh's paintings up close, one grasshopper got a front row seat - for over a century. [Full Article...]

Kerala solar scam: CM Vijayan tables judicial commission report in assembly

Kerala solar scam: CM Vijayan tables judicial commission report in assembly The others named in the case are legislator Hibi Eden, former MLAs Benny Behanan and Thampanoor Ravi, Lok Sabha members Jose K. Mani and K.C. Venugopal, former Union Minister Palanimanickam and party office bearers. Besides bribery charges against various opposition leaders, the Commission report also found that they had got "sexual pleasure" from the accused, he said. [Full Article...]

Bollywood version of Malayalam film 'Take Off' scuttled by 'Tiger Zinda Hai'

Bollywood version of Malayalam film 'Take Off' scuttled by 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Now the film interestingly will release on the same day as Tiger Zinda Hai . Nawazuddin's and Salman's forthcoming films are going to clash at box-office. The fun fact is that Nawaz was reportedly offered a prominent role in Tiger Zinda Hai , but he couldn't bag the movie due to date issues. A crime thriller starring Vijay Verma, Neeraj Kabi and Tannishtha Chatterjee, apart from Nawazuddin Si... [Full Article...]

BJD Maintains Safe Distance From Demonetisation, No Show On Anniversary

BJD Maintains Safe Distance From Demonetisation, No Show On Anniversary Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy slammed the government for its "failure" to bring back black money within 100 days. Launching a scathing attack on the Congress , Union Minister of State, Kiren Rijiju alleged that the party is "synonymous with corruption" and has "looted" the country since Independence without thinking for the people. [Full Article...]


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