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Playing With Fire: Russian FM Warns US Against Interfering in Kurdish Issue

What is clear is that a force made up largely of Russian "mercenaries" and Hezbollah militiamen attacked a military base last week in Deir ez-Zor, where USA forces are stationed, and got clobbered as a result. "We only handle the data that concerns...

Dead In Mexico Helicopter Crash After Massive Earthquake

The depth of the quake was about 24 kilometers. A military helicopter surveying damage from an natural disaster in Mexico crashed while landing Friday night, killing 13 people on the aircraft or on the ground, Mexican officials said . There were...

Israel Shells Gaza with Tank Fire after 'Device Explodes' Injuring 4 Soldiers

Palestinian Health Ministry said 23 protesters from blockaded Gaza Strip were also injured by Israeli gunfire. Local paramedics said no injuries were reported . Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, in a statement said they had fire...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desaleg resigns

However, Jawar Mohammed, an Oromo rights activist and head of the Oromia Media Network, said the state of emergency declaration was "unnecessary, unhelpful and unwise". Protesters had blocked roads leading out of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, with...

Entire family removed from Carnival Legend cruise ship over violent brawl

It's thought days of fighting on board the Carnival Cruise Line ship between 26 family members had preceded the scrap and some of the details are truly disturbing. One passenger, identified only as Zac, told 3AW on Friday morning that security ha...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his first state of nation address

South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa gestures as he delivers a speech after being elected by the Members of Parliament, during his swearing in ceremony at the Parliament in Cape Town, on 15 February 2018 . The COSATU trade union federatio...

Tillerson Says US-Turkey Relations are Boiling Over, Promises Cooperation

Turkey launched an air and ground assault last month in Syria's north-west Afrin region to sweep the YPG away from its southern border. Tillerson the day earlier held over three hours of talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with presidential ...

New details released in South Florida shooting

On Wednesday, shooting erupted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, located in the southern part of Florida . "We must make sure that they hear us", she said. "His adopted mother - the only mother he ever knew - died November fir...

South Africa: Speaker Receives Letter of Resignation from President Zuma

Essentially, what this means, said Mthembu earlier on Wednesday, is that the ANC was not against the "substance of the motion", but would provide different reasons to Parliament on why Zuma should be removed from office through a no confidence motion...

Pakistan Army to send contingent to KSA for training, advisory mission

It is not clear whether the troops deployed to Saudi Arabia will be involved with the coalition. There was no official word on the number of additional troops being sent to kingdom but the Dawn newspaper quoted "multiple sources" hinting that it ...

Are Analysts Bearish Capita plc (LON:CPI) After Last Week?

Credit Suisse maintained it with "Neutral" rating and GBX 2200 target in Tuesday, February 13 report. ITV had its "hold" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of G...

Steve Bannon refuses to answer questions from House Intelligence Committee, members say

The committee, in a rare show of bipartisanship, subpoenaed Bannon on-the-spot during a voluntary interview last month after he refused to answer numerous panel's questions. He said Bannon was given an opportunity to provide a reason why he should ...

Pence on Porter scandal: 'The White House could've handled this better'

On Saturday, Trump then used a Tweet to cast doubt on the seriousness of assault accusations , describing them as "mere allegations". He did a very good job while he was in the White House. "As someone who has previously obtained one of the high...

Climber dies after fall from Mount Hood

The two injuries were separate incidents, the Clackamas County Sheriff's office posted on Twitter. That injury was not life-threatening. "A party of three was coming down. Approximately 40 rescue volunteers were at the scene. Another helicopter w...

Photo of four Grand Canyon crash victims released

The survivors were identified as pilot Scott Booth, 42, and passengers Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathon Udall, 32 and Jennifer Barham, 39. Las Vegas photographer Teddy Fujimoto saw the crash first hand as he photographed a wedding. They were incredibl...

Russia Threatens YouTube, Instagram Over Videos Of Kremlin Official And Oligarch

According to Navalny , the video shot by Rybka shows her, Deripaska, and Prikhodko talking about how the deputy prime minister met Victoria Nuland, at the time the U.S. Rybka's posts relating to the allegations were no longer accessible on Insta...

Rising US supply knocks oil prices for a third day

Oil also gained as the USA dollar weakened, falling to a 15-month low against the yen. "The demand fundamentals in today's report were really strong", said Richard Hastings, macro strategist at Seaport Global Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina...

United Kingdom risks Beijing anger by sailing warship into South China Sea

According to Roque, Beijing had proposed in 2015 to assign Chinese names to five undersea features at Benham Rise before the International Hydrographic Organisation during a conference in Brazil. The mission saw £9 billion worth of trade deals done -...

N.Korean delegation's S.Korea visit meaningful: Pyongyang media

The South Korean president met with a delegation of North Koreans who were in the country for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . Mr Pence, who avoided direct contact with North Korea's ceremonial leader at a reception dinner hosted by Mr Moon las...

Iraq seeks Dollars 88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister

Although US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend the donor conference on Tuesday, he will instead call for multinational companies and banks to boost their activities in the war-torn country. "Rebuilding Iraq is restoring hope to Iraq, and ...

Mourners bid farewell to Pakistan's human rights icon Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahangir passed away on Sunday from a cardiac arrest at a local hospital in Lahore. She served as Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions from 1998 to 2004. She successfully took up the Saima Waheed case, which gua...

U.S. expenditures in Middle East have been 'a mistake'

The UN has expressed concern at a U.S. decision to withhold more than half of a tranche of funding last month for an agency that supports Palestinian refugees. "So we are just going to have to see what happens", Trump said, refusing to share any de...

China urges USA to exercise restraint on steel trade actions

The Trump administration initiated talks to renegotiate the United States-Korea (Korus) trade agreement in July past year, arguing it was lopsided because American's bilateral trade deficit had ballooned under it. Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republica...

Falling trees and downed power poles hinder Tonga's Gita relief effort

The 100-year-old parliament building in the Pacific nation of Tonga was destroyed by cyclone Gita , the worst storm to hit the country in more than 60 years, on Tuesday. All public schools are closed this week as downed trees, storm debris and uti...

Denmark's Prince Henrik dies in his sleep, just hours after coming home

The French-born prince had been hospitalized following an illness that began during a private trip to Egypt. The royal was treated at the Rigshospitalet initially and later transferred from the lung surgery department to the infectious department for...

Russian mercenaries killed by USA troops in Syria gun battle

Russian and Syrian officials ha d estimated that dozens of Russians had been killed, The New York Times reported . The strike on the T-72 tank occurred on Saturday near Al Tabiyeh, in Deir Ezzor province, the Pentagon said in a statement.

BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with 'Surprise' Attacks

It is true that Iran is more influent than ever in the region thanks to the Assad regime; and that's why Israel has targeted Assad's forces and the Iranians at the same time. Brigadier General Hossein Salami of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards ...

Omarosa warns America of Mike Pence, says he's worse than Trump

Marissa thought she and Shannon could get to the end and now she can't believe she is in agreement to backdoor her. And she says to me, 'Hey, Piers, we should have a showmance.' I said , 'What's showmance?' While taking the topic off Trump , O...

House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown

But Republican Senator Rand Paul raised concerns about U.S. debt and repeatedly blocked a speedy vote on the bill , insisting the chamber vote on his amendment to set strict budget caps. Congress will then have to pass appropriations legislati...

ICC prosecutor closely following events in Philippines since 2016

Mr Duterte has since fired back at the court, encouraging it to investigate his actions and questioning if it had the jurisdiction to charge him. "Just the two of us in the room", Mr Duterte told a news conference, referring to Mrs Bensouda.

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Iran wants Europeans to present economic package by end of May

Mr Khamenei made five demands to European countries, warning unless they were met Iran would resume its enrichment of uranium. The meeting between Iran, Britain, France, Germany,...

Congress threatens to block deal between White House and China on ZTE

The Commerce Department last month had blocked China's ZTE from importing American components for seven years, accusing it of misleading USA regulators, after it had settled cha...

US Warns Syria Of "Firm" Measures For Ceasefire Violations

The U.S. and Israel are growing increasingly concerned about Iranian military activities in Syria in support of Assad. The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the attack. O...

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

After rain and wind blew through Hubballi, the entire roof of a building in Udyama Nagara there which houses Venkateshwara Steels and George Oakes, flew away. Salalah and the surro...

Putin reveals when he will step down as Russian Federation president

Mr Macron has been openly critical of Moscow's unwavering support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, whom he has repeatedly shielded at the UN Security Council by thwarting attem...

Tamil Nadu violence: CPI demands resignation of CM K Palaniswami

The Labour Party in Britain wants Vedanta Resources Plc.to be de-listed from the London Stock Exchange after 13 people died while protesting against Sterlite Copper's smelt...

Michael Cohen Got $500,000 After Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Oligarch

Vekselberg is Columbus Nova's biggest client. Intrater told the Times that Vekselberg had no role in the decision to hire Cohen. A representative for Vekselberg also did not resp...

2 hurt in Indiana middle school shooting; suspect in custody

Students and parents said Seaman, a science teacher who also coaches football and track, helped stop the shooter, who pulled out a gun and opened fire while a seventh-grade cla...

Campaigners make final pitches on eve of Ireland's abortion referendum

The letter said these experiences with the people they serve left the priests with the firm conviction of the wonder of human life that begins at conception. Abortion is an issue ...

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as Chinese Heavy Bombers Circle the Island

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in January that he hoped "all African countries can appear in the family portrait of China-Africa cooperation, without anyone miss...

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Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

The Late Late Show, as well as the Irish Times, conducted exit polls - that's where they stop voters on the way out of the polling station and ask them how they voted - on the is...

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

According to Peel Regional Police, two suspects detonated the device and fled the scene. Three of them have suffered " critical blast injuries " and were rushed to a Toronto tr...

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

Weak El Nino conditions - water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator - could develop during the hurricane season . No matter what the season may hold - looking ...

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

The JIT appealed for information from anyone who knew who gave the orders before the passenger jet was shot down. Prosecutors said they have presented their findings to Moscow an...

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

The Arms features represent her home state of California as well as her new life as a member of the Royal Family . The Duchess of Sussex is now the holder of a Coat of Arms ...

North Korea's explosive,

North Korea's explosive, "peace-loving" gesture of dismantling its nuclear site

Many observers had expected a belligerent North Korean response to Trump's cancellation, but the comments by Kim, the North's vice foreign minister, seemed, at times , nearly me...

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Upon leaving Shanghai, Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was approached by a stranger, who asked her to take a backpack back to Melbourne. The grandmother, and mother-of-four, told la...

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Police are still trying to identify the attacker and the victims. The SUV, in a scramble to leave the lot, causes its passenger to fall out of the vehicle . The man with the sled...

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Mark and Christina Rotondo brought the court case after several eviction letters offering money and other help were ignored. "Michael, after a discussion with your mother, we ha...