CMA rescinds media restrictions for awards show, apologizes

The Country Music Association is apologizing after trying to impose restrictions on any questions by the media about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at its awards show next Wednesday.   A statement from the CMA on Friday said the restrictions on topics in their media guidelines have been lifted, […]

31 sexual abuse cases against UN personnel filed in three months

31 sexual abuse cases against UN personnel filed in three months

The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at U.N. headquarters in New York. (Reuters Files Photo)   UNITED NATIONS, November 4 (Reuters): Thirty-one new cases alleging sexual abuse or exploitation by United Nations personnel, nearly half of which involve the U.N. refugee agency, were filed between July and September for events stretching back […]

Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence

Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence

Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement in this still image from video calling for the release of “the legitimate government of Catalonia”, after a Spanish judge ordered nine Catalan secessionist leaders to be held in custody pending a potential trial over the region’s independence push, in Brussels, Belgium, November 2. (Reuters Photo)   […]

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

Malnourished Marwan Ahmad Mahyoub, 10, sits at a special care center where he receives rehabilitation exercises in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen. (Reuters Files Photo)   LONDON, November 4 (Reuters): Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of […]

Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger

Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri attends a general parliament discussion in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir   BEIRUT, November 4 (Reuters): Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying in a televised broadcast he sensed a plot to target his life and criticising Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.   “We […]

Pre-orders for new Swift album reach more than 400,000 units

Pre-orders for new Swift album reach more than 400,000 units

Pre-orders for Taylor Swift’s “reputation” have reached more than 400,000 units and the album has become Target’s biggest music pre-sale of all-time.   Big Machine Records told The Associated Press on Friday that pre-orders for “reputation,” to be released Nov. 10, are double the number of pre-orders for Swift’s “1989″ album a week before its […]

New Zealand beat India in 2nd T20I

New Zealand beat India in 2nd T20I

Colin Munro clobbered his second T20I hundred, India v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Rajkot, November 4, 2017 ©BCCI   Rajkot, November 4 (IANS) New Zealand dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 40 runs in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.   The Kiwis, […]

Some iPhone X buyers in US unable to activate devices: Report

San Francisco, November 4 (IANS): In a first major glitch in Apples “super premium” iPhone X, buyers in the US took to Twitter to report issues related to activating their new devices.   “The issue seems to be affecting some AT&T, Verizon and Sprint users in the last few hours when they tried to get […]

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