It is unclear whether the stop at Burnie would have to be scrapped to make it to Auckland by 18 February, as originally planned. The 2,240-passenger ship is waiting to be towed to Melbourne. She is on a 12-night cruise from Sydney to Auckland , but due to the ongoing mechanical problems, the ship is likely to skip several ports. But it seems passengers are frustrated - with a video appearing online of them chanting "we want answers".
Israeli-American activist and author Miko Peled told RT that the move was clearly " a blow for Israeli diplomacy " that could even lead to the end of Netanyahu's political career. In an interview with Al Jazeera , Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Palestine-focused Electronic Intifada website, called the U.S. move "bizarre". "This is discrimination against the Palestinian people as a whole", she said.
But Mr Al Sadr, who once led a rebellion against U.S. occupation but has more recently spearheaded an anti-corruption protest movement, urged prime minister Haider Al Abadi not to turn a deaf ear. He encouraged the protesters to remain there until sunset but warned them against attempting to break into the zone. Mustafa said he would not offer his resignation and accused Sadr of using the commission as a political "scapegoat".
Residents are being warned by telephone messages, when their area comes under threat, but Mr Fitzsimmons said they were no guarantees everyone would get the message. Those could prove extremely hard to control, given the conditions. It came as the temperature in Bathurst went close to 40 degrees on Friday and the city prepared for a 41 degree day on Saturday; as Essential Energy warned power users to be careful in how they used their appliances after a blackout earlier in the week in South ...
According to Reuters , Putin raised with Trump the possibility of extending New START, a treaty signed by the us and Russian Federation and ratified by the Senate in 2010. It's already emerged that Trump and Putin spoke of joining forces against ISIS and North Korea. The White House declined to comment and referred Reuters to its official account .
He repeated Obama's catch-phrase "all options are still on the table" to imply that the threat of the adoption of military action against Iran is still alive, but a day later the USA president took back his word, stressing that he did not mean to threaten Tehran militarily.