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Sudan's Bashir urges ICC African members to quit 'colonial' court

South Africa was criticised for being non-compliant with the rules of the ICC after it failed to arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, after he visited the country previous year to attend an African Union summit. The requirement to arrest sitting heads of state who are indicted by the court could lead to regime change, Masutha explained. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said the government would soon submit a Bill to parliament for withdrawal from the Hague court which has only ever ...

Pennsylvania college faculty ends strike after tentative deal

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education had been in contract negotiations with its faculty since June of 2015. Union spokeswoman Kathryn Morton said Friday it had made concessions on salary and benefits in return for the university system withdrawing proposed contract changes faculty had opposed.

Google brings Pixel wallpapers to all Android devices via new app

Google has made the most dramatic change to their logo since 1999 and have replaced their signature serif font with a new typeface called Product Sans. The Google Pixel XL phone will have a combined aluminum and glass design with a 5.5-inch HD screen and it will be available in three different colors, black, silver, or blue.

Thais flock to palace after king's death; caretaker in place

Bangkok citizens, and people around Thailand dressed in pure black or black and white Friday to mourn the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away the previous day. He is highly revered in Thailand and was seen as a unifying figure in a country split by deep political divisions. Over the past decade, Thailand has suffered political turmoil pitting arch-royalists against those seeking a redistribution of economic and political power.

Hollande, Merkel slam Russian Federation on Aleppo, leave sanctions open

The government's overture to rebels and civilians trapped in Aleppo's east follows a pattern of evacuations around the country that the United Nations has likened to "forced displacement". Rebel fighters have been offered a chance to leave with their weapons via two special corridors. "I urge Russian Federation to sit at this table in Geneva and be serious about finding a simple way, which we are offering, to make sure that those who are genuinely terrorists are in fact separated out, ...

Odisha hospital fire: Human rights commission issues notice to state government

Dr Manoj Nayak, the owner of an education business empire in Odisha that runs SUM hospital, who has gone underground after the fire accident, is known for his political clout across the party line. The state fires services department in a recent report has said that of the 160 hospitals and nursing homes in Bhubaneswar , only three have secured the necessary fire safety certificate.

Russian Federation and Syria halt Aleppo air strikes ahead of 'humanitarian pause'

The Russian envoy cited figures from De Mistura that some 900 fighters in Aleppo were from Nusra, compared to some 10,000-12,000 opposition rebels. Merkel said she and France's President Francois Hollande will discuss Syria with Putin on the sidelines of a planned meeting on Ukraine in Berlin on Wednesday, but cautioned against expecting "miracles".

Russia's Putin censures Washington for cyber attack threat

Ramping up defence ties, India and Russia on Saturday announced deals worth about Rs 43,000 crores for purchase of state-of-art Russian air defence systems, collaboration in making four stealth frigates and setting up facility for joint production of Kamov helicopters.

Saudi Arabia says prepared for ceasefire in Yemen if Houthis agree

Since March 2015, Yemen has been gripped by war pitting the Houthi group, backed by troops loyal to ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and the internationally recognized Hadi government, which is backed by Saudi Arabia . Jubeir claimed the Kingdom was being very careful to abide by humanitarian law in the Yemen conflict. Asked about an offensive on Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Jubeir said Daesh would lose the war but he added that he was anxious that Shiite militias would ...

Two Israelis shot dead during rampage by Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem

Israeli security forces arrested the daughter of the eastern Jerusalem gunman who murdered two Israelis in a shooting spree . The assailant then drove off, chased by motorcycle police, and shot and wounded a woman motorist, a police spokeswoman said.

May vows 'maximum possible access' to European Union market after Brexit

Late on Tuesday, May moved to appease some MPs in her ruling Conservative Party by allowing a motion proposed by the opposition Labour Party for a "full and transparent debate" on how the government will enact the public vote to leave the EU.

Email: Clinton campaign tried to move back Illinois primary

In addition, Harpin remarked at how numerous powerful conservative figures are all Catholic, describing the situation as an "amazing bastardization of the faith". Halpin wrote, "Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus". Pence, the governor of IN, rehashed those comments while addressing students at Liberty University, a Christian university IN Virginia, lamenting "this time of condescension and, at times, overt hostility to people of faith".

Focus Of The BRICS Summit To Be 'Countering Terrorism'

In its declaration, the BRICS also pitched for a stronger global commitment for combating corruption and repatriation of blackmoney in overseas jurisdictions, saying these along with aggressive tax practices hurt equitable development and economic growth.

Iraq's federal court rules against prime minister's reforms

Abadi has repeatedly called on Turkey to withdraw troops deployed near the northern city of Mosul, and said that they will not play a role in the operation to retake it from the Islamic State jihadist group. He added Turkey could not be "a mere spectator" over the developments in Iraq . "You are not my interlocutor, you are not at my level, you are not at my quality", Erdogan hit back by saying.

A look at the women making allegations against Trump

The Trump campaign had already dismissed the allegations calling a report by the New York Times on the sexual assault claims a work of "fiction". Melinda McGillivray gestures as she speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Friday, Oct.

Led coalition increases airstrikes on militant-held Mosul

Erdogan has traded several barbs with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the presence of Turkish armed forces in northern Iraq. Turkish soldiers have been training Sunni Muslim and allied Peshmerga units at Bashiqa. Abadi has warned Turkey that it risked triggering a "regional war" by keeping troops in Iraqi territory. Col. Dorrian also updated reporters on the Mosul operation, saying that 12 brigades of troops have encircled Mosul.

Canadian writers cheer Dylan's Nobel win

Dylan sang at the 1963 March on Washington , the massive USA civil rights procession presided over by the Martin Luther King Jr. Maybe this: " created new poetic expressions within the American song tradition". She said her personal favorites among Dylan's songs include " Chimes of Freedom " and "Visions of Johanna", and suggested that people unfamiliar with Dylan's music start by listening to his 1966 album " Blonde on Blonde ".

Seoul says its response to illegal fishing is legitimate

The coast guard said the collision was "intentional" and the boat in question has been placed on a wanted list. In a briefing Tuesday, Cho June-hyuck, spokesman at the Korean Foreign Ministry, said Kim "emphasized that this incident is a serious one that challenged our law enforcement agency directly and systematically".

Obama on Trump tape: 'That's not right'

Obama weighed in briefly during a Sunday fundraiser in Chicago. It was the first time the White House had weighed in the controversy surrounding Trump's 2005 recorded lewd and sexually aggressive comments about women. However, a spokesman for Clinton's campaign, Brian Fallon, slammed the site in a series of tweets , accusing it of being a "propaganda arm of the Russian government" seeking to elect Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Pakistan bars journalist from travel after army exposé

Almeida's story described a behind-closed-doors discussion in which civilian leaders allegedly warned the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, Rizwan Akhtar, that Pakistan was facing global isolation over its stance on terrorism.