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Pakistan International Airways crash leaves no survivors
Flight PK-661 from Chitral to Islamabad went down in the Havelian area, about 70km (43 miles)
north of Islamabad.
Famous pop singer turned Islamic preacher, Junaid Jamshed, was on board.
The national carrier has been accused of safety failures in the past, but insisted strict checks on this plane left "no room for any technical error".
"It is a tragic accident and we are not trying to absolve ourselves of responsibility,"
PIA chairman Azam Sehgal said.
"We accept that it was our aircraft, and these were our passengers, and what happened is very sad."
Mr Sehgal said the company would be carrying out an investigation but the "focus at the moment is to retrieve dead bodies from the wreckage, transport them to Islamabad and hand them over to their families".
Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof 'evil, evil, evil'
a tearful survivor said as the trial began. Felicia Sanders, whose son Tywanza died in the 17 June 2015 massacre, said Dylann Roof, 22, was welcomed by the bible study class before opening fire.
She said she initially mistook the shooting inside the Charleston church for an electrical fault with a lift. If jurors find him guilty, they will decide if he should be put to death. Mr Roof sat looking at the defence table during Ms Sanders' emotional testimony.
China Pushes Back on Michael Flynn’s ‘Radical Islamist’ Remarks
Trump’s choice for national security adviser, that China was allied with “radical Islamists.”
The spokesman, Lu Kang, was asked at a regularly scheduled news conference in Beijing about Mr. Flynn’s accusations, which were made in a book released in July that he wrote with a co-author, “The Field of Fight:
How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.”
“I hope everyone who takes a responsible attitude and is devoted to safeguarding China-U.S. relations and boosting China-U.S. cooperation can base their opinions on facts when taking a position,” Mr. Lu said. “Only in this way can mutual trust be enhanced.”
Italy's Renzi hands in resignation amid political turmoil
He had promised to wait until the Senate passed the 2017 budget, which it did earlier in the day. President Sergio Mattarella will start consultations with political parties over forming a caretaker government at 18:00 (17:00 GMT) on Thursday.
In the meantime, Mr Renzi is to act as a "caretaker prime minister".
The consultation, which is due to end on Saturday afternoon,
will look at where support lies for a new government,
a presidential aide, Ugo Zampetti, told reporters on Wednesday.
US returning land to Japan it's controlled since World War II
The land is part of a US military training area on the island of Okinawa.
Mayor Bill de Blasio praises 'threatened' Muslim officer
Officer Aml Elsokary, a New York native, was with her son in a Brooklyn neighbourhood when she was allegedly threatened with violence.
A man began pushing and shouting at her 16-year-son before telling her to "go back to your country", officials say.
On Monday, the mayor of New York praised her service to the city. "In 2014, she ran into a burning building and helped to save a young girl and her grandmother," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference.
"And, then, on Saturday, she had to experience a man allegedly yelling at her and her son, 'Go back to your country,'"
said Mr de Blasio.
"Well this is Officer Elsokary's country. She is an American. She is a New Yorker. She's already at home."
On Monday, Christopher Nelson, 36, was charged with menacing as a hate crime.
During the attack, he allegedly used an expletive to call the officer a member of the Islamic State group, and threatened to "cut" Mrs Elsokary's throat.
Officer Elsokary said she joined the police force after the attacks of 11 September: "I became a police officer to show the positive side of a New Yorker, a Muslim woman, that can do the job. "I help everybody, no matter what your religion, what's your faith, what you do in New York. I'm born and raised here."
Funds flood in for interracial couple who were victims of hate crime
(CNN)Pat and Joe Jude enjoyed spending Thanksgiving with their adult daughter last month, but their return home brought a horrific discovery: they were the victims of a hate crime. The interracial couple had been out
of town, visiting their only living daughter. When they got back, they found their home defaced with swastikas. The words "white power" and "die n*****" were written on the walls.
Vandals busted pipes, broke windows and stuffed drains.
"It was horrible and shocking to come home to," Pat Jude told CNN. "This was our home. I just don't understand why someone would think this is okay."
More upsetting than the physical damage was the emotional harm.
The crime caused the couple to relive decades of racism and injustice they endured because of their mixed marriage. Joe, a black man, wed Pat, a white woman, in 1982.
For years, they say, they endured verbal abuse and attacks. After 23 years, they headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cincinnati, Ohio, with their two children. But there, Pat says, the racial tensions got worse.
India: US tourist alleges she was gang-raped in New Delhi hotel
New Delhi (CNN)India's police say they are seriously investigating allegations that an American woman was drugged and raped by a group of men in her five-star hotel room in the country's capital earlier this year.
The alleged incident took place on April 9 when an American woman in her early thirties was in New Delhi as part of a tour group.
"She says she was given something to drink that was spiked," said police spokesman, Dependra Pathak, in a telephone interview with CNN.
"When she gained consciousness, she knew she had been violated."
New Delhi has an ugly reputation when it comes to the safety of women.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, the capital has a rate of reported rapes that is four times higher than the national average.
Source: Trump transition team requested security clearance for Flynn Jr.
Washington (CNN)Officials from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team attempted to distance themselves Tuesday from Michael G. Flynn -- the son and former top aide to his father, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who is Trump's pick for national security adviser and was involved in the transition effort. However, a government source tells CNN that the Trump transition team had requested a security clearance for the younger Flynn.
Judge declares mistrial in Michael Slager trial
Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution
Brazil corruption: Senate head Renan Calheiros ordered to resign
Judge Marco Aurelio Mello issued an injunction saying Mr Calheiros's position was untenable after the court ruled last week that he must face trial for alleged embezzlement.
Mr Calheiros has been accused of taking bribes from a construction company.
He is a close allies of centre-right President Michel Temer. Judge Marco Aurelio Mello approved the injunction requested by the left-wing Rede party arguing that a politician facing criminal charges cannot be in the presidential line of succession. As head of the Senate, Mr Calheiros is second in line after the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia.
Gullah Geechee: Descendants of slaves fight for their land
traditional way of life that has survived for the one and half centuries since
The first Lillian Milton knew about it was when she arrived at the local council offices to settle her tax bill.
She was told her home had been sold because she had not paid a $250 levy for a sewer service.
She was shocked - at that point she had not even been connected to the sewer system.
"They had sold everything, the property, the house and all and when I offered to pay them with a cheque, they told me I couldn't.
I had to get cash money - 880 some dollars that I had to pay them to get my place back. "It's like they
were saying if I didn't get on the system I wouldn't have no place to stay."
Milton suspects the heart attack she suffered
in January was brought on by the stress of trying to get her home back.
Justin Ross Harris sentenced to life for son's hot-car death
who died in 2014 after Harris left him in a hot car for seven hours while he went to work.
Harris also received another 32 years, to be served consecutively, for convictions on four other counts.
Harris, 36, who appeared in an orange jumpsuit with his wrists shackled at his waist, cast his head slightly downward as the sentence was handed down.
He briefly closed his eyes but offered little other reaction.
In addition to the life term, Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark gave Harris
a 20-year sentence on a conviction for first-degree cruelty to children and another 10 years for sexual exploitation of children.
Those charges stemmed from a finding that Harris tried to convince a minor to text him photos of her genitalia.
Harris also received a year each on two misdemeanor counts of dissemination of harmful material to minors, also related to his texts. Harris' legal team offered no mitigating circumstances or evidence ahead of
Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring told the court that this was a matter of the defense team's "trial strategy."
"There's not much to argue or say," Boring said.
"The jury verdict basically says it all." The only sentence that matches the "evil nature" of Harris' crimes, Boring said, is life in prison. Staley concurred.
Exclusive: Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did’
Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices
As Syrian government forces advanced into Aleppo's rebel-held al-Sakhour district, Hasan al-Ali said he faced the choice of staying put and being caught by the army, or fleeing into a shrinking rebel enclave under relentless bombardment.
A father of three children, he opted for the latter, though food, fuel, water and medicine are running critically low in rebel-held areas, such is his fear of the Syrian government that insurgents have been trying to unseat for more than five years. "I didn't take anything with me.
I took the kids, ran to my car, and left... We took the decision at the final hour, because the army could have swooped in at any moment," the 33-year-old said, speaking in eastern Aleppo.
For Ali and thousands of others in the areas that fell to the army in recent days, the danger and deprivation of east Aleppo seem a safer bet than the imprisonment or enlistment into the military that they fear if they moved to government areas.
The president-elect upset almost 40 years of US practice in the region by taking a call from the Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen.
It was an unprecedented breach of the protocol that undergirds the One China Policy, which says Taiwan is part of China and not an independent country.
AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US
President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries.
3 Degrees of American Justice
Football sex abuse claims: More former players speak out 11/29/16
Power of the Trust victimize the innocent
In 1927, Donald Trump’s father was arrested after a Klan riot in Quees 11/25
Failures in Televised Journalism
Cost America's Integrity
Another Huge Embarrassment for the VA
Veterans Administration finds a type of blemish that is even more unacceptable, and twice as devastating to the suffering veterans.
" Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C ".
Cleanliness of a Dental Office ought to be an "expectation" equal to assuming that the sun will rise each day, but, it apparently isn't.
Human Error, or Lack of Attention,
can't be the excuse in this case, because to cause an individual to attain these degree of germs has to be an act of
"intentional planning" because, I, for one, absolutely refuse to believe that this physical location was so inept, that they would expose veterans to HIV, hepatitis B and C .
Someone needs to go to jail for a criminal act.
Flawed Character comes in Many Colors
it was Russia's fault that Hillary Clinton lost, but, I find that a position of "audacity", because it was the DNC that interfered with the election of Hillary over Sanders.
Now, in this instance, we have the team members of both the Clinton and Trump Campaign's...
calling each other names, as if being a racist, and running a racist campaign..., is worse than..., and more unspeakable than being deceitful and cheating.
Boys and Girls,
any flawed behavior in ones character, is equally as destructive...,
--- for those who will lie to you, are equal as destructive...
as those who would hate you because of the color of your skin,
as those who are equally as flawed as those who prefer those in lower class of society...
to stay in the lower classes.
Judge me based on the content of my character,
which means, judge me based on
my words that I speak in private and in public, and
my actions that I display in private and in public.
Very few human beings qualify to be judged as a person of
TO LITTLE AND FAR TO LATE FOR THOUSANDS
6 Years ago, after the 2010 Earthquake that devastated Haiti,
United Nation's and their calvary, with their equipment, pumping cholera infected sewage into the streets and drinking water of Haiti, thereby infecting more than 10k Haitians for
In 2012, Haitians raised the alarm, accusing the UN for their acts and actions that caused so many to suffer from "cholera" that they brought to their nation, but
DENY, DENY, DENY,
is what the UN did, and finally, an apology is given by forced attrition.
$Billions in damages for lost lives, and suffering, that each and every Haitian Civilian experienced.
Large Entities that claim to represent peace, and good faith,
do nothing more that cause problems, and then cover up their
acts and actions.
6 years after, to apologize...
is unsatisfactory, especially when the facts were known in 2011.
Human Dignity isn't only for rich nations.
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