Mitsubishi Aluminum admits to data fabrication

Mitsubishi Materials says one of its subsidiaries, Mitsubishi Aluminum, fabricated inspection data for aluminum plates so they appeared to meet quality standards.

The plates were manufactured at the metal maker’s factory in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Mitsubishi Materials acknowledged last week that 2 other group firms, Mitsubishi Cable Industries and Mitsubishi Shindoh, delivered sub-standard products with altered data.

But it did not disclose the misconduct at the aluminum unit, which was actually discovered during an in-house probe in November last year.

Mitsubishi Aluminum says the sub-quality products were delivered to 16 clients, but it has confirmed that the products have no safety problems.

Affected products from the 3 subsidiaries have been supplied to 274 clients.


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PM Abbasi deny safe havens in Pakistan

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected US accusations of Pakistan providing sanctuary to militant groups, stressing that attacks in the region were originating from Afghanistan.

In an interview with Bloomberg, the prime minister said Pakistan would act against terrorists including the Haqqani network within its borders.

“We have asked them to share any intelligence about the Haqqani network, we will take action,” Abbasi said. “The attacks, however, are being made from across the border, we have pinpointed even the sanctuaries of the attackers. Cross-border infiltration from Afghanistan is the order of the day,” Prime Minister Abbasi told Bloomberg.

The Pakistani military and civilian leadership have denied the presence of terrorist safe havens on its soil on numerous occasions.

“There are no organised bases of any terrorist organisations in the country anymore,” said the spokesperson for the Pakistan Army earlier in October.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had also conveyed the same message to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his recent visit to Washington.

When asked about the release of Jammat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, the prime minister replied: “The court, a three-judge bench, has released him saying there are no charges against him, the country has a law you know. Prosecute him internationally if there is substance to these charges — these are accusations only. No evidence has been provided by India.”

Last week, the White House said there would be repercussions for US-Pakistan relations unless Islamabad took action to detain and charge newly freed Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding a 2008 assault in Mumbai, India.

“If Pakistan does not take action to lawfully detain Saeed and charge him for his crimes, its inaction will have repercussions for bilateral relations and for Pakistan’s global reputation,” the White House said in a statement.

Saeed has repeatedly denied involvement in the Mumbai attacks in which 10 gunmen attacked targets in India’s largest city. The violence brought nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India to the brink of war.Input geonews


LA Auto Show in Los Angeles focusEV

Car auto industry globally go ga ga on electric vehicles hor far the Lithum battery shall be successful to give compatible mileage is still million dollar question.LA Auto Show in Los Angeles flurry of show case of electric vehicles .Forty  brands unveiled on Wednesday their new models and concept cars to the media, ahead of the official opening on Friday.

BMW announced it will roll out twelve electric models by 2025. The company is displaying four models, including a two-seater sports coupe, and a concept car that can travel 600 kilometers on a single charge.

Porsche is showcasing a plug-in hybrid capable of accelerating up to 310 kilometers per hour on its battery alone.The US state of California has imposed some of the world’s toughest environmental regulations.

Automakers are required to sell a certain percentage of eco-friendly vehicles. With hybrid vehicles no longer qualifying as low-emission models since this fall, many carmakers are rushing to introduce fully electric vehicles. Inputs NHK


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Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak commits suicide by poison in court at The Hague after 20 year prison term read out.

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Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for almost 40 years. Emerging as a political leader during the Rhodesian Bush War (Zimbabwe’s name under British rule), he served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as President from 1987 until his ousting in a military-backed coup in 2017.

On November 14, the army took control of the broadcasting corporation and key sites in the capital, Harare. Mugabe was placed under house arrest. After days of negotiations, and impeachment proceedings beginning in Parliament, Mugabe finally resigned as President on November 21 and was succeeded by Mnangagwa.


Aung San Suu Kyi plans to visit China

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to visit China, starting on Thursday.

Myanmar’s government says that during her stay in China, Aung San Suu Kyi will attend a conference of officials from the Chinese Communist Party and its foreign counterparts.
The government says the purpose of her visit is to strengthen relations with China.

The government has been under international criticism for allowing the conflict in the country’s Rakhine state to force minority Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. The international community sees the Myanmar government’s inaction as a violation of human rights.

Myanmar has conspicuously been approaching China in recent months, apparently due to China’s hands-off stance over the Rohingya issue.

The Chinese government maintains that the exodus of Rohingya is a bilateral issue between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Aung San Suu Kyi met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on November 19th when he visited Myanmar.
Wang expressed China’s intention to help Myanmar resolve the Rohingya issue. Aung San Suu Kyi thanked him for the support.
Analysts say China also wants to strengthen ties with Myanmar by setting aside the human rights issue because it ultimately wants to advance into Myanmar’s economy.
They say Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China will provide another opportunity in this direction for the 2 countries.


Bosnian Croat political after ‘the Butcher of Bosnia’

United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague has suspended an appeal case of a Bosnian Croat suspect after he apparently drank poison upon hearing his 20-year sentence was upheld.

The suspect, Slobodan Praljak, drank from a small bottle, declaring: “What I am drinking now is poison”.

“I’m not a war criminal,” Praljak shouted at the presiding judge.

The tribunal on Wednesday was handing down its last judgment, in an appeal by six Bosnian Croat political and military leaders who were convicted in 2013 of persecuting, expelling and murdering Muslims during Bosnia’s war.

Six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders will on Wednesday learn their fate as UN judges hand down their final verdict for war crimes committed during the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia. Prosecutors accuse Ratko Mladic and his political counterpart Radovan Karadzic of seeking through ethnic cleansing to “permanently remove”Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats from areas claimed by BosnianSerbs.

This judgement comes after week after the judges imposed a life sentence on former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, whose ruthlessness in the conflict earned him the title ‘the Butcher of Bosnia’.

Former prime minister of a breakaway statelet Prlic, and his five co-defendants were found guilty in 2013 on 26 charges of taking part in a scheme to remove Bosnian Muslims permanently and create a Croatian territory.

The bloody 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, in which 1 lakh people died and 2.2 million were displaced, mainly pitted Bosnian Muslims against Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats.


S.Korea Tests 3 Missiles

South Korean military conducted a missile drill in waters close to the maritime border with North Korea immediately after the North launched an ICBM-level missile.

The drill, which lasted about 20 minutes, began in the Sea of Japan at 3:23 AM on Wednesday, only minutes after the North Korean missile launch, and involved the country’s Army, Navy and Air Force.

An Aegis ship fired a Haesong-2 missile, which has a range of 1000 kilometers and can penetrate concrete 5 meters thick.

An Army missile unit fired a Hyunmoo-2 missile, which has a range of 300 kilometers and is capable of destroying an area within a 600-meter radius.

An Air Force KF-16 fighter jet fired a SPICE-2000 missile, which has a range of 57 kilometers and is capable of penetrating concrete 2.4 meters thick.

The military released videos of the launches of the Haesong-2 and Hyunmoo-2 missiles.


Bali’s International Airport will re-open today

Bali’s international airport will re-open on Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, Indonesian airport authorities say, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise shifted direction.

The eagerly awaited decision opens up a window of hope for some of more than 1.20 lakh 2tourists stranded after a spike in activity at Mount Agung grounded hundreds of flights since Monday.

The majority of Bali’s tourists are Chinese, followed by Australians, Indians, British and Japanese. Foreigners whose visitor visas are expiring will be given a special permit to stay longer due to the eruption.

Agung rumbled back to life in September, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people living nearby.

Indonesia, the world’s most active volcanic region, lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent volcanic and seismic activities.


Francis calls for peace in Myanmar

Pope Francis has called on the people of Myanmar to exercise compassion to overcome ethnic problems in the country, where members of the Rohingya minority have been forced to flee their homes.

Francis delivered his message at a public Mass in a stadium in Yangon, the country’s largest city, on Wednesday. He arrived in Myanmar 2 days earlier.

Organizers say about 150,000 Christians from across the country attended the Mass. About 90 percent of the population is Buddhist.

The pontiff said he knows many people in Myanmar carry the wounds of violence, but he urged them to show forgiveness and compassion to others, for the sake of reconciliation and peace.

He did not refer to Rohingya issues directly in his speech. Members of the Muslim community in the western state of Rakhine are seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. The Myanmar government has been accused of abusing their human rights.

The Pope apparently prioritized conveying a message of peace to avoid adding fuel to the country’s conflicts. Many in Myanmar hold negative views of the Muslim minority.

A man attending the Mass said that seeing the Pope moved him. He added that he prays for peace for the people of Myanmar and Rakhine.