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NZ to send more defence personnel to Afghanistan

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, asked by reporters if he was anxious about following the strategy of an unpopular U.S. president, said his nation was involved in Afghanistan "long before President Trump turned up". "Afghan National Security and Defense Forces have conducted 18 clean up operations, 18 special operations and one night raid operation in 14 of the country's 34 provinces, killing 84 terrorists and wounding 17 others", the ministry said in a statement. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tony Abbott too drunk to vote: Malcolm Turnbull responds to revelation

Tony Abbott too drunk to vote: Malcolm Turnbull responds to revelation

Ironically the votes he missed were on the Kevin Rudd's $42 billion economic stimulus package, which included money for school halls and home insulation, which Mr Abbott frequently criticised as wasteful spending. Crabb pushed the former leader to continue, and he confessed they he lay down on the couch in his room... and "the next think I knew it was morning". Consulte Mais Informação

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Ex-presidente da Petrobras e do BB vira réu na Lava Jato

Ex-presidente da Petrobras e do BB vira réu na Lava Jato

O publicitário André Gustavo Vieira da Silva, apontado como 'emissário' de Bendine na cobrança de propina da Odebrecht, e que foi preso na mesma fase que o ex-presidente da Petrobras, também foi denunciado pelos mesmos crimes . A Força-tarefa afirma que as provas desse acordo foram colhidas em depoimentos de colaboradores e durante as buscas e apreensões feitas na 26ª fase da Lava Jato, denominada Operação Xepa . Consulte Mais Informação

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United Nations urges pause to air strikes so civilians can escape Raqqa

Jan Egeland urged the US -led coalition to consider a humanitarian pause in the city, saying it is "time to try anything" to allow civilians to escape the clutches of the radical Islamic State group in Raqqa . "I have seen the reports of increased civilian casualties, and it is probably logical to assume that there have been some increases in civilian casualties because our operations have increased in intensity there", he said at a news conference in Baghdad on Tuesday. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tri-nation series: St Kitts frustrate Mauritius with late equaliser

Tri-nation series: St Kitts frustrate Mauritius with late equaliser

Striker Robin Singh , one of five replacements for India, found the crossbar blocking a tap in injury-time. The tournament has been organised to prepare national side for Asian Cup qualifiers against Macau on 5 September. However, he cautioned his team about their next opponents, who had held Mauritius to a 1-1 draw. "Moreover, I can guarantee you that even if we lose, the tight schedule won't be mentioned even once by us", Passy explained. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

That's one day short of the longest stretch that Pyongyang has gone this year without firing off a rocket. "We hope that this is the beginning of this signal that we have been looking for, that they are ready to restrain their level of tensions, they're ready to restrain their provocative acts", Tillerson said, "and that perhaps we are seeing our pathway to sometime in the near future having some dialogue". Consulte Mais Informação

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Duterte visits Marawi for the 3rd time

Duterte visits Marawi for the 3rd time

President Rodrigo Duterte visits Marawi City for the third time. Not minding the dangers of the ongoing battle to reclaim Marawi City from the terrorists, Duterte ordered his convoy to stop at an area outside the safe zone so he could inspect the damages near ground zero and talk to the troops guarding the buildings which were previously occupied by terrorists from the Maute Group. Consulte Mais Informação

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BBCI: Was treasury secretary trip on official plane for eclipse?

BBCI: Was treasury secretary trip on official plane for eclipse?

The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dove headlong into a social media skirmish this week, blasting a critic of her Instagram post highlighting her high fashion choices. "Glad we could pay for your little getaway", commented @jennimiller29, who is reportedly a mother-of-three from Portland, Oregon. "Aw! Did you think this was a personal trip?!" "Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours", Linton wrote . Consulte Mais Informação

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State officials reflect on lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew

State officials reflect on lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew

Andrew destroyed 25,524 homes and damaged another 101,241; almost all the mobile homes in its path were completely lost. Originally the storm was considered a category four at landfall. Earlier this month, Colorado State University researchers projected a 61 percent chance Florida will be hit by a hurricane this year. Since Andrew, building codes in Florida became stricter in the area with a goal of minimizing damage for future storms. Consulte Mais Informação

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Man attacks 'a number of people' at Australian National University

Man attacks 'a number of people' at Australian National University

ACT Police said they had one man in custody after the alleged incident on Friday morning at the Australian National University. The ANU spokesperson said there was no ongoing threat to public safety. ACT Police have detained the suspected attacker and begun an investigation. Several people were injured during the attack on Friday morning. ANU's student newspaper Woroni reported the attack had occurred inside the Copland building. Consulte Mais Informação

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Gamescom 2017: Top Moments from Age of Empires Livestream

Gamescom 2017: Top Moments from Age of Empires Livestream

However Microsoft is working on the Definitive Edition for both Ages of Empires II and III , with the Definitive Edition for the first Age of Empires set for a release on the 19th of October. It is being developed for PC users and is in the capable hands of game developer Relic Entertainment , who has given the gaming community " Homeworld " and " Company of Heroes " in the past few years. Consulte Mais Informação

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Legislative leaders, governor reach 'agreement in principle' on school funding reform

Legislative leaders, governor reach 'agreement in principle' on school funding reform

Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, R-Westchester, said in a statement that there's "agreement in principle", but that the wording won't be released until "drafts have been reviewed". "The legislative leaders appear to have reached a bipartisan agreement in concept and will meet again on Sunday in Springfield". Governor Bruce Rauner partially vetoed the bill due to money allocated for the Chicago Public Schools teacher pension payment. Consulte Mais Informação

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Enable strong favorite in Yorkshire Oaks

Enable strong favorite in Yorkshire Oaks

Queen's Trust, under Jim Crowley, chased Enable for most of the race before she was caught close to home to take third ahead of Nezwaah in the silks of Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid. "Even so, she won by five lengths", said Dettori. She is easy for me to ride. Enable is already out on her own in one way. She is entitled to be favourite for the Arc and we've got five weeks of sleepless nights before then! Five lengths, five-and-a-half, four-and-a-half and now another five: Enable's stroll ... Consulte Mais Informação

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