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Russian Federation denies accidentally bombing SDF forces in northern Syria
- March 02, 2017

As per Sputnik News , the Russian forces initially mistook the Syrian Arab Coalition fighters near Manbij for ISIS and attacked them on Tuesday, but ceased the attacks once the United States made a call through their joint deconfliction channel. (more...)
The Samsung Bribery Scandal: What You Need To Know
- March 01, 2017

Both Park and Choi have denied any wrongdoing. The other executives to be charged are Samsung Group vice chairman Choi Gee-sung, president Chang Choong-ki and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd president Park Sang-jin and executive vice president Hwang Sung-soo, the spokesman said. (more...)
Department of Justice Drops Objections to Texas Voter ID Law Department of Justice Drops Objections to Texas Voter ID Law
- March 01, 2017

The Obama Justice Department refused to allow for the Texas law under a section of the Voting Rights Act that required mostly southern states with a history of discrimination, including Texas, to get election changes approved by the federal government. (more...)
Iran says it test-fired missile from submarine Iran says it test-fired missile from submarine
- March 01, 2017

The U.S. President has issued a stern warning to Tehran after it tested a ballistic missile late last month. Just days after ending its military drill, Iran launched naval drills Sunday at the Gulf and the Indian Ocean junction, a naval commander told Reuters. (more...)
De Mistura Calls Terror Attack in Homs 'Spoiler' to Syrian Peace Process
- February 26, 2017

On the eve of a new round of Syrian peace talks, Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations special envoy for Syria, downplayed expectations, but said that there was a "political momentum" to move ahead on efforts to end the long-standing civil war. (more...)
Trump trashed Paris in his CPAC speech. The city's mayor fired back Trump trashed Paris in his CPAC speech. The city's mayor fired back
- February 26, 2017

Trump was hammering home the point about immigration during his speech, saying " Foreign terrorists will not be able to strike America if they can not get into our country", and using France as one of his examples, although as one publication noted, he seemed blithely unaware that terrorism across Europe in recent years has come mostly from native-born extremists rather than immigrants. (more...)
An 'Ominous' Move: Israel Denies Visa to 'Hostile' Human Rights Watch An 'Ominous' Move: Israel Denies Visa to 'Hostile' Human Rights Watch
- February 25, 2017

Israel joins Egypt, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea on the list of nations that refuse entry to Human Rights Watch to monitor human rights conditions. "HRW is a credible human rights organisation and even though we do not agree with all of their assertions or conclusions, given the seriousness of their efforts, we support the importance of the work they do", he added. (more...)
Dylann Roof Went to Second Church After Massacre, Records Show
- February 24, 2017

Newly released court documents (via ABC News) claim that the 22-year-old left the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and traveled to the Branch AME Church, with the documents citing Global Positioning System data that was not revealed during the trial. (more...)
Care worker caught 'performing LAP DANCE' for 100-year-old dementia sufferer
- February 23, 2017

In a video shot by another care worker, Fultz can be seen straddling the man's leg and giving him what appears to be a lap dance. She also no longer works at the nursing home. Sandusky Police Detective Anthony Bath told the Sandusky Register the behavior was 'basically harassment' . The other employee, a 27-year-old woman, notified a supervisor about the incident on February 12, according to Bath and Staci Lehmkuhl , executive director of Providence Care Centers. (more...)
Did Murdered Indiana Teens Capture the Voice of Their Killer?
- February 23, 2017

A 14-year-old girl's cell phone captured a chilling recording of the man who would kill her and her friend in the remote woods of northern in last week, police said Wednesday. The pair was last seen by a family member dropped who them off at 1 p.m. February 13 near the bridge, which spans Deer Creek and is located on Delphi's High Bridge Trail. (more...)
FBI Not Expected To Pursue Charges Against Michael Flynn FBI Not Expected To Pursue Charges Against Michael Flynn
- February 23, 2017

On Nov. 17 President-elect Trump offered Flynn the job of national security adviser. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after coming under fire over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting United States sanctions on Russian Federation before Trump took office. (more...)
Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces begin operation to rescue western Mosul Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces begin operation to rescue western Mosul
- February 20, 2017

Addressing the Iraqi forces taking part in the operation, Abadi said, "I have told the world how courageous you are and everyone is proud of you, of your success and victory with the people". When the US -led coalition began the fight against IS in Iraq, Pentagon officials insisted there were no "American boots on the ground". Independent media have no access to western Mosul or other areas under Islamic State control in Iraq and Syria. (more...)
Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death
- February 20, 2017

Three more North Koreans were wanted for questioning, he said . Kim, 46, died on Monday after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with what was thought to be a fast acting poison. Membership of North Korea's ruling dynasty brings enormous privilege, but for anyone who falls foul of the power games there is a potentially fatal price to pay. (more...)
Samsung head arrested on corruption charges as new evidence of bribery emerges Samsung head arrested on corruption charges as new evidence of bribery emerges
- February 19, 2017

In recent years, Lee has been looking to consolidate his control over the electronics giant, and has largely lead the sprawling conglomerate since his father was hospitalised with a heart attack in 2014. In the meantime, a court is still weighing December's impeachment vote against Park, whose powers have been shifted to the prime minister and acting president as proceedings unfold. (more...)
Optimistic mood in The Gambia on Barrow's inauguration Optimistic mood in The Gambia on Barrow's inauguration
- February 19, 2017

After weeks of worldwide pressure and threats of a military intervention, Jammeh finally announced he would step down. Today is also Gambia's 52nd Independence Day celebration. The leader of Senegal, Macky Sall, who played a veritable role in solving the country's political impasse, said that Gambia "victory was a victory for democracy in Africa". (more...)
Suspected Assassin of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Wore 'LOL' Shirt Suspected Assassin of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Wore 'LOL' Shirt
- February 16, 2017

Malaysia started an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the case involves sensitive diplomacy. He later said he was trying to bring his family to Tokyo Disneyland. "We are still looking for a few suspects, they are all still in Malaysia". The NIS has a history of botching intelligence on North Korea and has long sought to portray the country's leaders as mentally unstable. (more...)
Syria peace talks in Astana face delays Syria peace talks in Astana face delays
- February 16, 2017

Russian Federation and Iran have helped turn the tables on the ground with their military backing for President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has supported rebels fighting to oust the strongman. The communique said it should be formed on the basis of mutual consent. Mohammad Alloush, of the Islam Army rebel group, said he will insist on discussing the December 30 cease-fire at the talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, which have been postponed to tomorrow. (more...)
Kashmir shuts against Kulgam civilian killings
- February 16, 2017

Curfew was imposed on Monday in Kulgam district and Shopian town in south Kashmir in the wake of Sunday's encounter with terrorists in Kulgam in which two civilians, two soldiers and four terrorists were killed. "Four local Hizb (ul) militants put up a courageous show during the night-long gun-battle". Meanwhile, National Conference condemned the killing of civilians and demanded an impartial and time bound probe into the killing. (more...)
Turkish troops and Syria rebels enter Islamic State-held town Turkish troops and Syria rebels enter Islamic State-held town
- February 16, 2017

One Turkish soldier has been killed and four others were injured in clashes during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria's al-Bab, Dailysabah reported. The Turkey-backed rebels have been pressing a major offensive on Al Bab, 30km south of the Turkish border, since November. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey-backed forces had entered the centre of Al-Bab and that its capture was imminent. (more...)
Hitler lookalike arrested in Austria
- February 15, 2017

A 25 year old man who has been calling himself as " Harald Hitler " was arrested by Austrian authorities Monday after being spotted wandering the streets of Braunau dressed as Adolf Hitler . Austria's parliament voted in December to buy the three-storey house where Hitler was born, which the government has rented since 1972 to control how it is used. (more...)
An Anti-Trump supporter has been elected President of Germany An Anti-Trump supporter has been elected President of Germany
- February 14, 2017

Although the president does not have much executive power, he is considered an important moral authority. The 61-year old Social Democrat was an outspoken critic of Donald Trump during the United States election calling him a "preacher of hate". (more...)
Samsung chief grilled again in South Korean corruption scandal
- February 14, 2017

The merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries to create a de-facto holding company was very crucial to Vice Chairman Lee to inherit the group's overall management control from his ailing father Chairman Lee Kun-hee who has been hospitalized for nearly three years. (more...)
Stats Canada census data shows Castlegar population increase
- February 11, 2017

Meanwhile, the number of dwellings in the City of Toronto also jumped faster than the national growth rate, at 6.4 per cent. This latest census data, released February 8, showed many of Canada's suburbs with higher population growth than their urban neighbours. (more...)
Sean Spicer justifies Trump's tweet against Nordstrom
- February 10, 2017

Nordstrom confirmed to Racked that it's now selling products, but did not place a new order from Ivanka Trump for the upcoming season; meanwhile, Neiman Marcus and Belk department stores have pulled Ivanka products from their websites and, in the case of Neiman, from stores too. (more...)
Canada would retaliate U.S. border tariffs: Foreign minister
- February 10, 2017

The two leaders have previously spoken on the phone, but this will be their first in-person meeting. The leader of Canada is typically among the first foreign leaders to meet with new US presidents. Neither man has been confirmed yet by the U.S. Senate. Speaking to reporters afterwards, Freeland said she made clear in the meeting with Tillerson that Canada would oppose the idea of border tariffs on Canadian goods in upcoming NAFTA talks. (more...)
Myanmar monk caught with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills
- February 09, 2017

Police officer Maung Maung Yin said the monk was stopped Sunday as he drove in northern Rakhine state, which borders Bangladesh. "The police then went to the monk's monastery and found another 4.2 million pills". Local reports cited by The Irrawaddy say that in late September 2016 police in Maungdaw carried out two huge drug hauls, raking in more than 15 million amphetamine tablets from the compound of a construction company. (more...)
Turkey army takes strategic Syrian heights, kills 58 terrorists
- February 09, 2017

Turkey has also been angered by US support to Syrian Kurdish militia fighting the Islamic State group - considered as "terrorists" by Ankara due to their links Kurdish rebels in Turkey. Al-Bab has been a major target of a Turkish offensive launched in northern Syria last August to drive Islamic State away from the border and prevent further gains by US-backed Kurdish militia that are also fighting the jihadist group. (more...)
Death Toll In Afghan Supreme Court Attack Rises, Suspect Unknown Death Toll In Afghan Supreme Court Attack Rises, Suspect Unknown
- February 08, 2017

President Ashraf Ghani, spoke of the bombing and said it was a "crime against humanity and an unforgiveable act". The Ministry of Public Health said 19 people had been killed and more than 40 wounded. Abdul Jamil, a resident of the area, said he had brought his son to a pharmacy nearby when, "A strong boom shook to store and all the medicine on the shelves fell down". (more...)
Furious Liberal MPs turn on 'rat' Cory Bernardi Furious Liberal MPs turn on 'rat' Cory Bernardi
- February 08, 2017

Senator Corey Bernardi's decision to jump ship without the "excuse of any policy change or argument over issues" is the single most revealing thing about his departure, Nine Network's Political Editor Laurie Oakes says. Senator Bernardi says his new party aims to provide hope to "those who despair at the current state of Australian politics". "He's talked about the importance of keeping faith with the electorate". (more...)
May tells PM Netanyahu of British opposition to Israel's settlement activities
- February 07, 2017

That's why I welcome President Trump's decision to put more sanctions. Britain backs the deal, which May has called "vital". "It threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world". "Together with the imminent Regularization Bill this is effectively annexing Palestinian land to Israel, Mrs May must strongly oppose such moves which will further hinder the peace process". (more...)
Afghan civilian casualties hit all-time high, says UN Afghan civilian casualties hit all-time high, says UN
- February 07, 2017

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose to new highs in 2016, driven by more Islamic State attacks, the most deaths and injuries from air strikes since 2009 and a rising toll of child victims of unexploded ordnance, the United Nations said. (more...)
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) Reviewed By Analysts Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) Reviewed By Analysts
- February 07, 2017

EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 12.61% while EPS growth in past 5 year was 10.30% along with sales growth of 2.40% in the last five years. shares traded was 1658307. The latest exchange of 7.44 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 6.73 Million shares. Nonetheless, and in the immediate aftermath of reporting, investor reaction in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (more...)
Malaysia seeks clarification from Bangladesh on decision to prevent humanitarian mission
- February 06, 2017

United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said in a statement . "Where there is clear evidence of abuses and violations, we will take all necessary action". The plight of the stateless Rohingya, of whom some 1.1 million live in apartheid-like conditions in Rakhine, has always been a source of friction between Myanmar and Bangladesh. (more...)
Weather warning for Friday
- February 05, 2017

Forecasters have said the system would be named if it was upgraded to an amber "be prepared" warning. Dan Holley, of Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest, said there is still some uncertainty of how much the stormy conditions could affect the region. (more...)
Ford F-150 Raptor China Bound
- February 04, 2017

The Chinese truck will share its American counterpart's 10-speed automatic transmission, along with the six-mode Terrain Management System. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was able to earn its second award thanks to its combined capabilities in both on-road and off-road. (more...)
Anti-Trump petition to be debated by MPs
- February 03, 2017

Following Donald Trump's executive order banning certain immigrants and refugees from entering the United States, the people of the UK have tried to reply in kind. There was widespread confusion about whether the ban applied to dual nationals. Now the British government is under vast pressure from opposition parties, individual lawmakers, the public and the media about a proper response to the executive order signed by Trump in his first week in the White House. (more...)
European Union voices 'great concern' over Romania corruption European Union voices 'great concern' over Romania corruption
- February 02, 2017

These law changes would result in Liviu Dragnea , the head of the PSD (the major Socialist party and main member of the governing coalition), being cleared of his suspended two-year sentence for vote-rigging in 2012, and consequently in him being able to legally occupy the prime minister's seat, now held by his ally Sorin Grindeanu . (more...)
YIKES: Python gets stuck in owner's gauged ear hole
- February 02, 2017

Unfortunately, the unsuspecting yet adventurous snake had miscalculated its girth, and ended up getting stuck in the hole. Before Glawe could pinpoint what was going on, she believed Bart was attacking the side of her head. In case you're wondering how could Bart the ball python have fit into the earlobe, take a look at Glawe sans Bart. Glawe said that doctors at Portland Adventist Hospital treated the reptile dysfunction by numbing her ear and using "stringing to pull and stretch it out ... (more...)
Canadian filmmaker missing after diving off Florida coast
- February 02, 2017

The diver, Rob Stewart, 37, from Toronto, disappeared Tuesday near Alligator Reef, about 5 miles off the Lower Matecumbe Key on the ocean side, the Coast Guard said in a release Wednesday . Stewart's sister Alexandra Stewart told CBC Toronto that her brother might have lost consciousness after doing a third dive that day. "As long as there's a chance of survival, we're going to search", Cangemi said. (more...)
Mulayam's decision not to campaign for SP will hurt Akhilesh-and Congress Mulayam's decision not to campaign for SP will hurt Akhilesh-and Congress
- January 31, 2017

Calling it an historic alliance, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday sounded the poll bugle by addressing a joint press conference before beginning their campaign in the poll-bound state. (more...)