While promoting his new (and failing) movie Suicide Squad, actor Will Smith took the opportunity to bash Donald Trump and anyone who supports him.According to reports, Smith asserted that Trump was the problem with the United States and therefore the country needed to be “cleansed” of him and his supporters.“As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good,” Smith told reporters. “We get to know who people are, and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.”Smith went on to claim it was important for him to visit Dubai in order to show that Islamic culture isn’t all that bad.“In terms of Islamophobia in America, for me that’s why it’s important to show up,” he continued.
Balasore: India today test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur. The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 1000 hrs, defence officials said. With a strike range of 350 km, the surface-to-surface Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target. The trial data of the missile trial conducted by the specially formed Strategic Force Command (SFC) were being analysed, they said. The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the SFC and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, a defence scientist said. The missile trajectory was tracked by DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha. The downrange teams on board the ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown, they said. Inducted into India\\\'s armed forces in 2003, Prithvi II, the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India\\\'s prestigious IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program) is now a proven technology, they said.
World needs new vision
United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world needs a new vision for urbanisation, a \\\"New Urban Agenda,\\\" to help protect the environment and limit climate change.While meeting Ecuador President Rafael Correa Delgado, Ban thanked him for hosting the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which will take place in Quito, capital of Ecuador, from October 17-20.\\\"Habitat III is a historic opportunity for change,\\\" Ban said.
\\\"It is happening during the critical first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The success of this ambitious endeavour will be largely determined by how we live in, design and manage our cities,\\\" the UN chief said.Underlining that the world\\\'s population is living \\\"in the urban century\\\", with more than half the global population in urban areas, Ban said: \\\"That is why we need a new vision for urbanisation -- a New Urban Agenda.\\\"
No Sign of Shakespeare\'s Skull in Scan of Grave
LONDON — Shakespeare\\\'s skull is likely missing from his grave, an archaeologist has concluded, confirming rumors which have swirled for years about grave-robbers and adding to the mystery surrounding the Bard\\\'s remains.
Four hundred years after his death and burial at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon, central England, researchers were allowed to scan the grave of England\\\'s greatest playwright with ground-penetrating radar.
But in the area under the church floor where the Bard\\\'s skull was expected to be, they found signs of interference.\\\"We have Shakespeare\\\'s burial with an odd disturbance at the head end and we have a story that suggests that at some point in history someone\\\'s come in and taken the skull of Shakespeare,\\\" said archaeologist Kevin Colls from Staffordshire University.\\\"It\\\'s very very convincing to me that his skull isn\\\'t at Holy Trinity at all.\\\"The findings deepen the mystery around Shakespeare\\\'s last resting place.
The grave does not bear his name, merely this warning rhyme: \\\"Good friend, for Jesus\\\' sake forbear, to dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.\\\"In their quest to find Shakespeare\\\'s skull, Colls\\\'s team also investigated a long-standing tale that it was hidden in a sealed crypt in another church 15 miles (24 km) across the English countryside in Worcestershire.
But analysis of that skull showed it to be that of a woman who had been in her 70s when she died.The story of Shakespeare\\\'s missing skull appeared in The Argosy magazine in 1879, which blamed the removal on trophy hunters from the previous century when grave-robbing was common.
Skulls were worth collecting because genius, thought some at that time, would be evident in the remains of a man like Shakespeare, whose character Hamlet famously holds a skull while musing on death.The scan of the grave where Shakespeare\\\'s remains rest next to those of his wife Anne Hathaway was conducted in a non-intrusive way, said the team, who will present the results in a Channel 4 television documentary due to air in Britain on Saturday.
South Korea Announces Unilateral Sanctions on North Korea
South Korea said Tuesday it is imposing unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its recent nuclear test and rocket launch, including a ban on financial dealings with 40 individuals and 30 entities.The announcement came a day after North Korea warned of pre-emptive nuclear strikes in response to the start of U.S.-South Korean military drills it views as a rehearsal for invasion. This year\\\'s annual drills, set to run until late April, are the largest ever.Also Tuesday, Seoul\\\'s spy agency accused North Korea of having hacked into the smartphones of dozens of key South Korean officials, stealing text and voice messages and their phone call logs.
The National Intelligence Service said the cyberattacks occurred between late February and early March. It didn\\\'t say which officials\\\' phones were hacked or whether the stolen messages contained any sensitive information.
The new South Korean sanctions target 38 individuals and 24 organizations in North Korea who Seoul says are responsible for the North\\\'s development of weapons of mass destruction. A Singaporean, a Taiwanese and six entities in Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan and other countries will also be sanctioned for indirectly assisting North Korea, the South Korean government said in a statement.
It said South Koreans will be barred from engaging in financial and foreign exchange dealings with the blacklisted people and organizations, whose asserts in South Korea will be frozen.
South Korea also said it will ban the entrance of any ship that has stopped at a North Korean port in the previous 180 days. Currently only North Korean ships are banned.
It said it will continue to advise South Korean citizens not to eat at North Korea-run restaurants around the world. North Korea operates about 130 restaurants in China and other countries.
Senior South Korean official Lee Sukjoon told reporters that the restaurants are a source of foreign currency that is suspected of being linked to the North\\\'s development of weapons of mass destruction. He did not elaborate.
It\\\'s unclear how much the new South Korean steps will sting North Korea, which has already been slapped with international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. The U.N. Security Council last week adopted its toughest sanctions against North Korea in two decades. North Korea described them as \\\"nothing new\\\" but warned it would take unspecified \\\"merciless\\\" steps in response.
South Korea\\\'s announcement underscores its pursuit of a hard-line policy toward the North. South Korea earlier halted operations at a jointly run factory park in North Korea, the last major cooperation project between the rivals.The North Korean entities targeted by the new sanctions include banks, trading and shipping companies, and an atomic research center. The individuals include Kim Yong Chul, a former head of North Korea\\\'s intelligence agency who was believed to be behind two attacks blamed on North Korea that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010. Many of the North Korean individuals and entities are already under U.S., Japanese, U.N. or other international sanctions.There was no immediate reaction from North Korea to the South Korean allegations of cellphone hacking.
Trump Furious With Wall Street Journal Hillary Vote
Donald Trump went on a Twitter tear over a Wall Street Journal\\\'s editorial criticizing his claim that a plurality of delegates is enough to assure him the GOP nomination — and for reporting Hillary Clinton\\\'s primary votes exceed his own.The GOP front-runner took to his favorite social media platform Thursday to deride the editorial board as \\\"dummies,\\\" and to demand an apology.In its Wednesday night post, the Journal scolded Trump for suggesting he\\\'s entitled to the Republican nomination even if he doesn\\\'t reach a delegate majority, warning there\\\'d be \\\"riots\\\" if he were denied the nod in that case.
\\\"A GOP convention can\\\'t steal something Mr. Trump doesn\\\'t own,\\\" the Journal editorial states. \\\"Since 1860 the rules have required a candidate to have a delegate majority to win on the first ballot — not a mere plurality. If a candidate fails, the rules allow delegates to support someone else. If Mr. Trump can\\\'t win a majority of Republicans, he can\\\'t win a majority of Americans in November.\\\"The editorial added: \\\"By the way, Hillary Clinton\\\'s primary vote total so far is 8,646,551, according to the Real Clear Politics count. Mr. Trump\\\'s is 7,533,692.\\\"The assertion provoked a pair of furious replies.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള് താഴെ എഴുതാവുന്നതാണ്.
ദയവായി അവഹേളനപരവും വ്യക്തിപരമായ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങളും അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങളും ഒഴിവാക്കുക.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനങ്ങള്ക്കോ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങള്ക്കോ അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങള്ക്കോ 24ന്യൂസ്ലൈവ്.കോം , അമ്മത്തൊട്ടിൽ.കോം ഉത്തരവാദിയായിരിക്കില്ല.