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November 9, 2017 10:55 AM New Zealand says unclear if TPP agreement can be reached this week

DANANG, Vietnam - It is not clear if countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) can reach an agreement this week at a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders to carry forward the trade pact, New Zealand's trade minister said on Thursday. Ministers from the 11 countries are meeting in Vietnam's central resort of Danang on the sidelines of a summit of the Asia Pacific 425

November 2, 2017 1:41 PM New York truck attack: Donald Trump wants the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov

THE wife of the Uzbeki national accused of murdering eight people in Manhattan denied any knowledge of her husband’s planned rampage. The Washington Post reports that a person who spoke to Sayfullo Saipov’s 24-year-old wife, Nozima Odilova, on Tuesday evening said she seemed “shocked” and had no idea of what her husband was planning. At the time, the feds were at her Paterson 315

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM Australia has stranded hundreds of refugees on a remote island

For four years, Australia has detained hundreds of refugees on a remote island belonging to Papua New Guinea. From the start, those refugees, who had attempted to reach Australia illegally by boat from all over the world, protested the detention center's terrible conditions. They clamored for the center's closing, and many in Australia took to the streets 122

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming 120

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM New York truck attacker linked to Islamic State, 'radicalised domestically'

NEW YORK — The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city’s worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State (IS) group but “radicalised domestically”, the state’s governor said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, mowed down pedestrians 117

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM Navy collisions that killed 17 sailors were ‘avoidable’: Official inquiry reports

WASHINGTON — Two collisions between United States Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were “avoidable” and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in reports made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided 122

November 1, 2017 10:35 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY: Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 113

November 1, 2017 9:58 PM US charges NY suspect who 'felt good' about attack

NEW YORK: The Uzbek immigrant charged with federal terrorism offenses over the New York attack "felt good about what he had done" and began planning a strike a year ago, a charging document alleged on Wednesday (Nov 1). Prosecutors unveiled the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed 123

November 1, 2017 9:10 PM New York attack suspect said Islamic State would 'endure'

NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City by plowing a truck into cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path followed online plans from Islamic State and left a note extolling the militant group, police said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who remained hospitalized after 123

November 1, 2017 9:00 PM Silver lining in the battle against fake news

Younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information. That is one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Communications and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute 115