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Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria
- April 26, 2017

The strikes underscore the delicate political tightrope the United States is treading in Syria - and to a lesser extent in Iraq - where it is relying heavily on Kurdish forces to conduct the ground fight against the Islamic State group. The two regions have become " terror hubs ", the Turkish army said, with the PKK frequently using these areas to channel militants, weapons, bombs and ammunition into Turkey. (more...)
Former Ga governor could become Secretary of Agriculture soon
- April 26, 2017

Representatives of the animal agriculture industry voiced support for Perdue's confirmation, echoing their overwhelming support for Perdue's initial nomination in January. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union are among the large number of farm groups that have voiced support for the selection of Perdue. (more...)
Delhi Municipal Corporation Polls: All The Stats You Need To Know
- April 24, 2017

The AAP is contesting MCD polls for the first time as it was formed after the last Delhi municipal elections in 2012. According to Khetan, 61 per cent of the respondents blamed the municipal corporation for lack of cleanliness in Delhi and 60 per cent said corruption in the civic body was a major election issue. (more...)
Divisions, protests erupt at German nationalist convention
- April 24, 2017

AfD delegates will attempt to turn around the party's fortunes this weekend as they gather in Cologne for a national convention that is due to decide on their main candidates and platform for the September 24 election. As the congress began, AfD co-leader Frauke Petry failed in her bid to rally members behind a more moderate-sounding programme based on pragmatic "Realpolitik" meant to shut down the party's more extremist voices. (more...)
Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win
- April 24, 2017

There were British performances to celebrate in the elite races too as Alyson Dixon broke her personal best to finish 14th in the women's event in 2:29:06 and clinch a place on Britain's World Championship team. "I'm always looking forward to the marathon and it gets me out the house". But Kenenisa Bekele has shown an incredible ability to rally (or play dead) during his road racing career and nearly claimed another come-from-behind win today. (more...)
EC announces re-poll in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency
- April 24, 2017

The by-election was to be held on April 12. "All shops and business establishments are seen open today". Ahead of the decision, two government schools designated as polling stations for bypoll to Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency were set afire in the fresh spiral of violence after polling in Kashmir where prohibitory orders were imposed in Budgam and Ganderbal districts. (more...)
Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed
- April 24, 2017

Thursday night, more than 24 hours after O'Reilly's firing, Colbert was "still reeling from the loss", he said before dancing on camera . O'Reilly was sacked by Fox on Wednesday after a report earlier this month that five women were paid $13 million in settlements after they alleged he has sexually harassed or mistreated them. (more...)
Dortmund coach says Marc Bartra could return in 4 weeks Dortmund coach says Marc Bartra could return in 4 weeks
- April 23, 2017

The note demanded that Germany withdraw reconnaissance jets assisting the fight against IS and close the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany. On Wednesday, Frauke Koehler, spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office, said the investigation was examining a possible "terrorist link" after three identical letters were found at the scene of the explosions. (more...)
Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car, possible overdose Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car, possible overdose
- April 23, 2017

The investigation into Gooding Sr.'s death is ongoing, and cause of death is still undetermined pending autopsy results, Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told reporters on Thursday, adding, "There was alcohol found in the car.and possible drug paraphernalia ". (more...)
Israel claims Syria has 'three tonnes' of chemical weapons Israel claims Syria has 'three tonnes' of chemical weapons
- April 23, 2017

The estimate marked the first specific intelligence assessment of Syria's military and weapons capabilities since a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 that killed some 90 people, including dozens of children, Deutsche Welle.com reported. (more...)
German Court Arrests Russian Suspect in Borussia Football Team Bus Bombing German Court Arrests Russian Suspect in Borussia Football Team Bus Bombing
- April 23, 2017

The club shares rose at 1.8 per cent on April 12, the day after the attack, and are up about two per cent so far this year. Instead, officials traced the purchase of the share options to a luxury hotel in Dortmund where the team was staying ahead of a game against Monaco in the Champions League, regarded as the world's top soccer club competition. (more...)
Unite leadership candidate Gerard Coyne suspended from job Unite leadership candidate Gerard Coyne suspended from job
- April 23, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's biggest union backer has narrowly seen off a challenge to his leadership in a blow to Labour moderates who hope to move the party back to the centre ground. "The investigation is, of course, being conducted under procedure, and it should not be assumed that any offence has necessarily been committed". He also threw his support behind Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell saying their policies were "closely aligned to ours" and saying he wanted to "work for a Labour government, to ... (more...)
Good squad but pressure on Lions: Hansen Good squad but pressure on Lions: Hansen
- April 23, 2017

I think he was probably right to turn it down because he was an afterthought by Gatland, he probably knew exactly how much input he'd have, which would be nil. That gives an idea of what their expectation is. It is the first time that no Scottish forward has been named since 1908, when the squad was made up entirely of Anglo-Welsh players. (more...)
British lawmakers set to approve PM May's June 8 election plan British lawmakers set to approve PM May's June 8 election plan
- April 22, 2017

May said the snap election was aimed at overcoming divisions in parliament, succeeding in Brexit negotiations with the European Union , and ensuring stability in the country. But addressing a hall in London packed with supporters, the beleaguered Corbyn denied a Conservative victory was a "foregone conclusion", pointing to his own unlikely election as Labour leader in 2015. (more...)
Russian planes fly by Alaska for a FOURTH night in a row Russian planes fly by Alaska for a FOURTH night in a row
- April 22, 2017

CNN reported that us officials called Monday's interception "nothing out of the ordinary". The Thursday incident involved two Tu-95 nuclear-capable Bear bombers. Also on Monday, a third Russian aircraft, an IL-38 maritime patrol plane the American ADIZ. This is especially the case after CIA Director Mike Pompeo called Wikileaks a "hostile intelligence service abetted" by Russia, so it's rather unsettling to see that this pushback may have resulted in Russian bombers taking an interest in ... (more...)
Klopp faces centre-back dilemma ahead of Palace visit
- April 22, 2017

Klopp missed out on winning silverware in his first year at Liverpool as they lost both the finals of both the EFL Cup and the Europa League, but he is hopeful of securing at least one trophy before the end of his contract in 2022. "Joe Gomez played on Monday, U23, again [he] did well, made big steps in the last few weeks, so maybe we have to try this pair. [Wilfried] Zaha, [Andros] Townsend, Christian, [Jason] Puncheon, they are really good footballers", he told reporters . (more...)
US reviewing Venezuela's seizure of General Motors assets US reviewing Venezuela's seizure of General Motors assets
- April 22, 2017

GM's Venezuelan subsidiary, General Motors Venezolana, has operated in the country for almost 70 years and employs almost 2,700 workers there. However, he said, GM workers have been assured company debts will be paid, and told that the new operators want staff to have good pay and benefits. (more...)
Sally Yates to Testify Publicly in House Russia Probe
- April 22, 2017

The top Democrat on the committee, Adam Schiff of California, had demanded Nunes step aside from the investigation, saying Nunes had compromised the integrity of the committee's work. In the ensuing days, Trump administration officials accused Russia of failing to uphold its end of an agreement to strip Syria of its chemical weapons stores and said Russian officials were attempting to cover up Syria's responsibility for the chemical attack. (more...)
US Defense Secretary Mattis says Syria retains chemical weapons US Defense Secretary Mattis says Syria retains chemical weapons
- April 22, 2017

Gen Mattis's comments follow the recent missile strike ordered by President Trump against a Syrian airbase after the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. The regime moved its warplanes to a Russian air base in Latakia, presumably in case of a second US missile attack. Mattis echoed Netanyahu, referring Iran-backed militant Islam and Sunni extremists led by the Islamic State group as the major threats to the region. (more...)
Stockholm truck attack suspect was facing deportation Stockholm truck attack suspect was facing deportation
- April 21, 2017

Police had found a suspect device in the cab of the lorry. "Whether this was a classic bomb or some sort of flammable device is now a matter for our analysis". A statement on the company's Facebook page said it had made a "bad decision" and was "deeply unhappy both over the decision and over email". Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 8 sent a message of condolences to his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven over a recent truck attack in downtown Stockholm capital. (more...)
Pence says working with allies to put pressure on North Korea
- April 21, 2017

During their talks on Tuesday, Pence and Aso launched a new "economic dialogue" that will consider ways the countries can strengthen the economic side of their alliance. Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the US considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region. The vice president added: "Indonesia's tradition of moderate Islam frankly is an inspiration to the world and we commend you and your people". (more...)
Mumbai Indians thrash Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets Mumbai Indians thrash Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets
- April 21, 2017

His co-opener Shaun Marsh, the most prolific ever run-scorer for Kings XI Punjab, had to wait five games into the season for a chance, but impersonated someone regular in the side with a sublime 21-ball 26 that's been made to look worse than it was by Rohit Sharma's packed off-side field. (more...)
Spicer says Hitler comment 'inexcusable and reprehensible'
- April 21, 2017

The attack in northern Syria left almost 90 people dead, and Turkey's health minister said tests show sarin gas was used. He even went on to say, "You had ... "Spicer's statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary". A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said comparing Nazi war crimes to present-day situations "leads to nothing good". (more...)
Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons
- April 21, 2017

For many, the US strikes on a Syrian air base two days later were a satisfying response and long overdue in a protracted, deadly civil war that has left millions of families shattered, Daesh emboldened and Assad seemingly immune. In an exclusive interview last week with AFP in Damascus , Assad said the suspected chemical attack was a "fabrication" to justify a U.S. missile strike on Syrian forces. (more...)
Abbas to meet Trump at White House Abbas to meet Trump at White House
- April 21, 2017

Ahead of Abbas's visit to Washington, a high-ranking Palestinian delegation is scheduled to arrive in the United States to prepare for the visit, Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting will aim to end the historic distrust between Israel and Palestine. Thank you for signing up. . The White House announced Wednesday that Trump will meet with Abbas on May 3 for talks on efforts to breathe life into the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (more...)
Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94
- April 20, 2017

According to Indian intelligence officials, Murshid Mohammed, in his 20s, who hailed from Kasaragode in Kerala, was among the IS militants killed after the United States military struck the IS' position in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border, on Thursday with a massive 10-tonne missile-powered bomb . (more...)
Delay in consular access to Jadhav irks India Delay in consular access to Jadhav irks India
- April 20, 2017

The bench said: "Every possible endeavour is being made by the government of India to secure the life of the citizen (Jadhav). the matter best deserves to be left to the expertise of the government". The Pakistan Army had earlier said there will be "no compromise" on the issue of death sentence awarded to Jadhav. India has denounced Jadhav's trial as a farce, insisting he was abducted from Iran and that his subsequent presence in Pakistan was never credibly explained. (more...)
Muslim Jakarta governor candidate ahead in election, early count shows Muslim Jakarta governor candidate ahead in election, early count shows
- April 20, 2017

Polls opened to a quiet start earlier in the day, but more voters started trickling to polling stations later in the morning and closer to lunchtime. Mr Purnama won the first round, but not by enough of a margin. "It is forbidden under Islamic law, to have an infidel leader", he told Reuters . (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana). Indonesians queue up give their votes at a makeshift polling station under a bridge during the runoff election in Jakarta , Indonesia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (more...)
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour
- April 20, 2017

Nevertheless, she persisted , ' McConnell said then. Senator Cruz cited one particular Democrat leader as the next incumbent president if White House Republicans did not act in solidarity. "She initially assumed the book would be a friendly spur to the left for a president named Hillary Clinton, viewed by some liberals as an uncertain ally on such issues as trade". (more...)
MP backs election call but business is anxious
- April 19, 2017

MPs must approve decision to dissolve Parliament part-way through full term. Media captionJeremy Corbyn: "I want to lead a government that will transform this country " Could she lose? "I am pleased she has made this decision - it will be good to get a firm mandate for when we are negotiating with the European Union over Brexit". (more...)
Census finds typical Aust a 38yo woman Census finds typical Aust a 38yo woman
- April 19, 2017

In news that will shock no one, the typical Australian male is 37 years old and spends less than five hours a week on domestic work. The typical person from New South Wales and Tasmania owns their home outright, while the typical Northern Territorian rents their home. (more...)
Fairfield woman at risk for deportation to stay until court rules Fairfield woman at risk for deportation to stay until court rules
- April 19, 2017

Attorneys are asking the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals to halt the deportation for the 41-year-old Trujillo Diaz. Federal authorities contend Trujillo Diaz entered the United States illegally in 2002 and has exhausted her appeals. (more...)
Police helicopter crashes in southeastern Turkey Police helicopter crashes in southeastern Turkey
- April 19, 2017

Contact was lost with the Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk-type helicopter at 11.50 a.m., Soylu told journalists. It took the rescue teams several hours to find the helicopter wreckage due to altitude, adverse weather conditions and low visibility. The region is home to the Munzur mountains, where local media reported heavy fog. Turkish helicopter crashed in the province of Tunceli. He said rescue teams could not reach the area by helicopter. (more...)
Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation
- April 19, 2017

Meyer and USS Michael Murphy and the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain would participate in naval exercises with the Australian navy south of Singapore before heading to Korea. He suggested plans to deploy a USA missile defense system in South Korea were damaging its relations with China. China and Russian Federation have launched military intelligence vessels to "chase down" the USA warship Donald Trump dispatched to the North Korean Peninsula, the Japanese government has reportedly ... (more...)
Trump has spent nearly a third of his presidency in Florida
- April 18, 2017

During the campaign, Trump said that as president, he would probably never see his own golf courses again because he'd be too busy working. It's the same church where President Trump and First Lady Melania were married in 2005 and most recently attended Christmas Mass. (more...)
Harder on Russia and softer on China, Trump's views evolving Harder on Russia and softer on China, Trump's views evolving
- April 18, 2017

The expert, who heads the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, gave the remarks while addressing the Penn Wharton China Summit opened here Saturday. Jack Reed, R.I., also focused heavily on China . This year's event has attracted high-profile guest speakers as well as hundreds of audience from across the world. (more...)
Washington Post reporter wins Pulitzer for probing Trump's charity Washington Post reporter wins Pulitzer for probing Trump's charity
- April 18, 2017

As for the breaking news photography prize, freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak won for showing the crackdown on drug dealers and users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government through images published by The New York Times . (more...)
Mike Pence Describes New Strategy To Solve North Korean Nuclear Issue Mike Pence Describes New Strategy To Solve North Korean Nuclear Issue
- April 18, 2017

One is that a North Korean regime with nuclear weapons that can hit the United States is an intolerable, existential threat that must be prevented at any cost. He went on to say, "As the President has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will". Under rainfall, Pence later stood a few meters from the military demarcation line outside Freedom House, gazing at the North Korean soldiers across the border , and then peered at a deforested ... (more...)
President Trump briefed on North Korea's failed missile launch - Pentagon chief
- April 17, 2017

Police "must keep going" after overhaul following Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct Your Views: Readers Letters Sideswipe: April 3: Too much to ask? . Trump tweeted about North Korea on Thursday. "Tensions between our two countries have reached a peak, leaving us in the worst situation ever", North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told CBS News. (more...)
Polls open in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms
- April 17, 2017

The results from Sunday's vote are expected to have a huge effect on Turkey's long-term political future and on its relations with the European Union and the world. Mr Erdogan described the referendum as an opportunity for "change and transformation" as he voted in Istanbul , where bodyguards with automatic weapons stood guard outside the polling station. (more...)
Disagreements on Syria puts US-Russia relations at 'all-time low'
- April 17, 2017

It was the eighth veto by Russian Federation, a close ally of Assad, on a Western-backed Syria resolution and reflected the deep division that has left the UN's most powerful body struggling to tackle the use of banned chemical weapons and to help end the six-year Syrian conflict. (more...)
South Africans hold nationwide protests against Zuma South Africans hold nationwide protests against Zuma
- April 16, 2017

Ramaphosa said what Zuma had done was "unacceptable" and went public with his sentiments. While the size of the protests took many government officials by surprise, public opposition to Mr Zuma's rule had been growing steadily for the past few years because of his poor handling of the economy and allegations that he and his allies are corrupt. (more...)
Man City enjoy convincing win against Southampton Man City enjoy convincing win against Southampton
- April 16, 2017

Sure there are others in the Premier League who have signature celebrations, dance routines and/or unique handshakes. "We had that in the Monaco game and we can not forget how good they are after what they did in Dortmund". During the course of his stay in Serie A, Hart has managed an overall 31 appearances, managing just six clean sheets and has conceded 50 goals . Two goals in three minutes in the second half lifted Manchester City above Liverpool, if only for a day, in the race for ... (more...)
Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack
- April 16, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said ties with the United States have deteriorated under the administration of Donald Trump as their top diplomats locked horns today over the Syrian conflict. On Tuesday, he blasted Russian Federation for not living up to its 2013 commitment to eliminate Assad's chemical weapons stockpile. I mean, Tillerson says the reign of Bashar al-Assad's family is coming to an end, and Lavrov complained about what he said was the obsession with toppling dictators. (more...)
From Opponents To Former Allies, Pressure Mounts Against South Africa's Zuma
- April 16, 2017

But Cosatu said it no longer believed in Mr Zuma's ability to lead the party and the country, and that it wanted to restructure its alliance with the ANC. "He reshuffled the cabinet last week without even consulting the ANC itself, and not only alliance partners, on the other positions that were affected and names that were 'decided elsewhere, ' as confirmed by ANC officials in response to his unilateralism", the SACP declared. (more...)
Woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, authorities say
- April 16, 2017

Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center said the woman died soon after she was rushed there following the attack on Friday. The British embassy told the Guardian that it was in touch with local authorities following the incident, but didn't comment beyond that. (more...)
Boy, 5, Crushed to Death at Sun Dial Rotating Restaurant in Atlanta Boy, 5, Crushed to Death at Sun Dial Rotating Restaurant in Atlanta
- April 16, 2017

The boy, whose head was caught within about 13cm of space, according to police, was identified as Charles Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said on Saturday. He added that their thoughts and prayers were with the victim's family. "She worked in the culinary department of the hotel, so it would appear that she had a reason to be inside the freezer". (more...)
2nd suspect arrested as Swedish police reveal 1st sought asylum 2nd suspect arrested as Swedish police reveal 1st sought asylum
- April 16, 2017

A police report revealed that the suspect had requested for a resident permit in 2014 but was only officially rejected by the Asylum Board in 2016, declaring that the man should be deported. Last month, a man plowed his auto into a crowd in London , killing five people, only months after 12 were killed in Berlin when a truck rammed into a Christmas market in Berlin. (more...)
Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses 'red lines' Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses 'red lines'
- April 16, 2017

After last Tuesday's chemical attack, President Donald Trump said his attitude toward Assad "has changed very much" and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson even said "steps are underway" to organize a coalition to remove him from power. Sir Michael said the attack had happened "on their watch" and that Vladimir Putin must now live up to previously made promises that Mr Assad's chemical weapons have been destroyed. (more...)
India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements in various sectors
- April 16, 2017

They sustain our peoples and their livelihoods. "And, the one that has attracted the greatest attention is the Teesta", he said. However, the pressing issues Bangladesh faces with India seem to have lost steam in the fanfare of this historic visit. (more...)

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