World

by | February 12, 2018 | 06:53

The outbreak was declared following the death of 12-year-old New Zealand girl Toafei Telefoni, who died at a local hospital after contracting the disease while visiting the country. Niue was spared the full force of Tropical Cyclone Gita but the cyclone is heading towards Tonga and picking up strength. The forecast track turns clockwise before it starts moving westward next week, taking it north of New Zealand and close enough to require monitoring.

by | February 12, 2018 | 06:43

German officials, however, say the trade surplus reflects the strength of the "made in Germany" brand and insist there is little they can do to influence the spending of companies and individuals. However it still needs to be approved by the SPD's 460,000 members, with the result due in March. Kuehnert, 28, is travelling around Germany urging members to vote against the deal.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:50

Ayushman Bharat is envisaged as the world's largest government-funded healthcare programme. The agreement awarding the consortium of Indian oil companies - led by ONGC - a 10 per cent stake in Abu Dhabi's offshore Lower Zakum field was signed on Sunday in the presence of Modi and the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:44

I suspect that while the global community is seemingly working in earnest for the two-state solution for the Palestinian conflict as the only just and sustainable solution for the Palestinian crisis, Israel's planners could be contemplating another formula that would allow the Palestinians some form or another of self-rule in the West Bank, no more no less.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:21

In its first reports about the Games, North Korea's state-run media slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday for what it called "shameful" and "snobbish" behavior not in line with the spirit of the Olympics. Pence had kept open the possibility for some contact with the North Koreans in South Korea while reiterating Washington's insistence that denuclearization by North Korea is a necessary condition for permanent peace.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:21

On Friday, the Olympics opening ceremony began with athletes from the rivaling countries marching together under a flag representing the unification of North and South Korea; President Moon described the games as a " festival and celebration of peace ".

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:15

Across the state a staggering 135,000 properties were plunged into darkness when wild winds and powerful lightning strikes lashed through Queensland; 4800 of those homes were on the Coast. "Storms have caused mass damage including ripping down 500+ power lines". "[These winds] are considered damaging wind gusts". The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting another round of gusty storms in the south-east later today after a scorching day of temperatures in the high 30s.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:01

Pence said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea. The personal invitation from Kim was delivered verbally by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong , during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul .

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:51

So if you're calorie counting but still want to nab this limited edition piece of burger history before McDonald's stops selling it then we've got you. Via Design Taxi , McDonald's is running a giveaway for the Bling Mac, which will go to the fan who manages to impress the chain with their most hilarious and creative "vows of love" to the official McDonald's twitter account while using the #BlingMacContest hashtag.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:20

Douma: Fresh air strikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta yesterday, the fifth straight day of a bombing campaign that has killed more than 220 civilians. The overnight air strikes were confirmed by Syria's state-run radio network, which reported dozens of people were killed and many others left wounded.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:13

The North's official Korean Central News Agency also referred to Moon as president. The report also added that Kim Yo-jong exchanged "warm greetings" with President Moon during the opening ceremony . The official said Pence and Moon did not discuss the North Koreans' invitation to Moon for a summit in Pyongyang, which would set the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in 10 years.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:08

Now, she must sit out some players who have been with her on that journey and will select three or four North Koreans in each of the three preliminary round games. North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. At the start of the meeting, Lee shook hands with the North's chief delegate and then with Kim Yo-jong, as well as other members of the delegation.

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:52

At 1533 on Saturday, February 10, 2018, Paintsville 911 received a call concerning a shooting at McKenzie Branch. Deputies discovered a man and a woman's body in a home and then two women's bodies while searching for the suspect, Joseph Nickell, who was also found dead, authorities said.

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:53

Hoping to discern what she's thinking, analysts pored over video of her eyes, and remarked on the tilt of her chin. In South Korea and beyond, commentators are taken with Kim's surprisingly stylish and relaxed demeanor. Government officials are especially concerned because a major reason for having Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend the Opening Ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was to hold a meeting with Moon in which Abe reiterated the importance of continuing to maintain pressure ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:51

Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa's (in pic) SLPP is heading towards a landslide victory at the local government election garnering, 45 per cent of the majority votes, media reports said . Rajapakse's surprise dominance was proof the people no longer had faith in the tattered ruling alliance, said SLPP spokesman Gamini Lakshman Peiris.

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:39

He was still active in the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation , whose website describes its work as "public awareness campaigns and projects to protect endangered species in Iran". He was very profound, very composed, not at all political. Reports say at least seven people were arrested at the same time as Mr Seyed-Emami, including an Iranian-American dual national, Morad Tahbaz.

by | February 12, 2018 | 02:03

Because of that, some in Republican circles have said they feel the maps would need to be gerrymandered to favor Democrats if the goal were to create a map that would result in a 50-50 split of the state's 18 U.S. Pat Meehan, is not running again and there is no clear front-runner in the crowded Democratic primary there. A redrawing of district lines would likely increase Democratic chances to pick up several seats.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:35

Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami , was terminated from her job the day after she married her partner, Natasha Hass (r.), in the Florida Keys on February 8, 2018. "She married her love who she wants to spend the rest of her life with, It should have nothing to do with her teaching skills". "One has to understand that in any corporation, institution or organization there are policies and procedures and teachings and traditions that are adhered to".

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:18

Dr Sattar said it was neither an issue of awarding Senate ticket to Kamran Tessori nor about anyone's ego. "I am hopeful that we will resolve the issue", he said. "The complete committee got disturbed due to him", he said. "The conspiracy has been revealed and the cat has come out of the bag now", he said. The party's coordination committee had earlier announced the decision to remove Sattar as the party's convener.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:43

Our government could cut military spending , and increase resources to help with the student debt, as well as other social programs. President Donald Trump signed the measure into law on Friday morning, ending a government shutdown that began just after midnight, when Congress was still debating the budget deal .