Oil up $1 on OPEC output cuts, China demand forecast

Demand in the Middle East region has been projected to grow by 0.11mn barrels per day (mbpd), Opec said in its latest market report . Volatility in refined product and crude oil prices could impact the earnings of oil and gas producers like Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI), Warren Resources (WRES), Marathon Oil (MRO), Continental Resources (CLR), and QEP Resources (QEP).

Police look for cause of Qld plane crash

She has since been identified and the Department of Foreign Affairs said it is providing consular assistance. The pilot of the single-engine plane, Les Woodall, has head injuries, a broken leg, and suspected chest and abdominal injuries. The crashed aircraft is believed to have been flying alongside another plane from the 1770 Castaway tour company when it came down at around 11am on Tuesday, the ABC reported.

Defense White Paper: N. Korea Possesses Plutonium Worth 10 Bombs

Anchor: The South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korea is now capable of producing about ten nuclear bombs. North Korea, which has carried out five nuclear tests and numerous missile launches, is thought to be planning a nuclear push in 2017 as it seeks to develop a weapon system that can hit the United States mainland.

French Police Are Questioning Kim Kardashian West's Driver Over Paris Robbery

The arrests, which also included a 72-year-old gangster and three women, were made after DNA was taken from a diamond-studded pendant dropped by a member of the gang, according to The Telegraph . Several major French networks are reporting that the driver, who is reportedly 27 years old, is among those arrested. Kim Kardashian's infamous Paris robbery may have been an inside job, new reports suggest .

Manitoba MP removed from Trudeau's cabinet

Ahmed Hussen , an MP for a Toronto riding, increases Ontario's representation in the cabinet to 12. Hajdu, now Minister of Status of Women, becomes Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Dion's tenure at Foreign Affairs has been a rocky one, marred by controversy over his approval of a $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Trump, whose inauguration takes place January 20, has vowed to adopt an unapologetically protectionist, America-first policy on trade, including ...

Turkey questions US-led coalition presence at Incirlik air base

The US-led coalition flies warplanes from the base to launch air strikes against Daesh positions in Syria and Iraq. Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak told broadcaster A Haber on Thursday that the issue of the Incirlik Air Base was on the governments agenda.

Gunman shoots USA consular official leaving Mexican mall

As the consular's black vehicle approaches the lot's exit, the gunman advances towards the auto, fires one shot at the driver, then flees the scene. In another video, the suspect is seen waiting around the area as cars exit the parking garage.

Trump Team Calls Back Obama's Overseas Envoys by Inauguration Day

With the sometimes lengthy process of Senate confirmation of new diplomats, Trump's order could leave the USA without representatives in key countries like Germany and Britain for months, according to the Times . The Trump transition team said that the order was meant to ensure that all officials from Obama's time leave on schedule just like thousands of political aides at the White House and federal agencies.

Crucial state polls in India next month

The state, which has the biggest legislature, sends more representatives than any other to the upper house - where Modi's party does not have a majority, leading to stalled reform efforts. The rally is seen as a top four Parivartan yatras carried out by the BJP in the state recently. Young Akhilesh Yadav is the top choice to be the state's next CM, with 33% of the respondents backing him for the job.

Attempted bank robbery suspect resembles escaped prisoner

Police say James Morales has been arrested by a uniformed state trooper who was on Broadway in Somerville. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island said Morales has also been charged with escape from custody of the attorney general as a result of his prison break.

Man shot dead by police on the M62

But it is a very different story in the U.S., where far more police officers are armed. Traffic is able to access the M62 eastbound at Junction 24, but all other slip roads are expected to remain closed for some time. The arrests were made at two locations. No officers were injured in the incident, the spokesman said. "We will be working hard to establish exactly what happened and would ask for patience while our investigation continues".

Women molested on New Year eve, HM Parameshwara blames 'western ways'

And it only goes to reflect the safety of women in our country. While there was an anticipation of a suitable action against the culprits by the authorities, the remarks by the state Home minister has come as a contradiction. "With so much ease he did [it], as if he thought I'll not utter a word", she said. Nagendra Kumar, deputy commissioner of police, said, "We got around 450 calls at the city control room when on Saturday night, especially after 10 pm till wee hours in the morning, and ...

Migrant teen found curled up inside suitcase

Five Spanish policemen and 50 members of the Moroccan forces were injured in the incident, including one who lost an eye. Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa which borders Morocco, is the European Union's only land border with Africa and sees thousands of attempted illegal crossings each year, mainly by sub-Saharan Africans.

New UN chief wants consensus but faces antagonistic Trump

Guterres also served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015 and has been actively engaged in humanitarian causes for most of his political career. Appalled by sufferings of millions in conflicts in today's world, he insisted that "Peace must be our goal and our guide". Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister and United Nations refugee chief, was sworn in on December 12 to succeed Ban Ki Moon who served as the chief of the world body of 193 ...

Indian court bans politicians from using religion, caste to win votes

Five states are due to hold elections including Uttar Pradesh, where religion and caste dominate political discourse. Chief Justice T S Thakur, Justices Madan B Lokur, Sharad Bobde, L Nageshwra Rao favours for rooting out religion from an election, Justices A K Goel, U U Lalit and D Y Chandrachud differed.

Taiwan president plans travel through United States in poke at China

China considers Taiwan a breakaway province, while the Taiwanese constitution claims its territory includes mainland China. The talk of Tsai's US stopovers has already rattled Sino-US relations, and Beijing might take tough measures, including military threats, over a face-to-face meeting between her and Trump.

JonBenet Ramsey's brother files $750 million defamation lawsuit

She died from a blow to the head and strangulation. Mr.Ramsey claims that the CBS broadcasting company were involved in a case of defamation towards him due to a documentary that was created by them in which Mr. Fitzgerald, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent; Stanley B. Burke, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent; Dr. Werner Spitz , a forensic pathologist; and Dr.

Giant seal climbs onto hood of vehicle

An Australian couple woke up Christmas morning to find a fur seal doing its best impression of a hood ornament on their vehicle, but residents of the town say this is not the first time a seal has tried to move in to the neighborhood. He was "collected" by police and Parks and Wildlife officers. Tasmania police said the seal will be relocated and released after going through a medical check up.

Taiwan Warns of Growing Threats From China

Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) confirmed Tuesday that Taiwanese fighter jets were deployed and took photos of China's first aircraft carrier as it sailed in waters off eastern Taiwan recently. China does not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state. "China has no corps of experienced naval aviators and aircraft carrier crewmen on which to build their carrier force", Schuster said in an email to CNN.

Zara and Mike Tindall lose baby

After it was formally announced that the couple was expecting, Mike tweeted his joy. Mike and Zara Tindall leave St Paul's Cathedral in London after a national service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen in June 2016.