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by | January 22, 2018 | 02:37

Turkey and allied Syrian rebels yesterday began an air and ground operation, dubbed operation "Olive Branch" , aimed at ousting the YPG from the Kurdish-majority pocket. Reuters cameramen in Hassa, near the Syria border, heard the sound of heavy bombardment and saw thick plumes of smoke rising from the Syrian side of the border.

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:07

The Punjab Rangers retaliated instantly and effectively, and gave a befitting reply to the enemy making the Indian guns fall silent, a spokesman of Pakistani border force said. The LoC has been witnessing frequent fire exchanges, in a serious breach of a ceasefire agreement signed by both armies in November 2003. Pakistan summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh today for the second time in two days over the alleged "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces that ...

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:07

The Trump administration supports the bill , which passed the Senate 65-34 with votes from both parties, despite objections from senators who argued the bill doesn't do enough to protect individual liberties. "It's called the Fourth Amendment ". While agencies like the NSA have indubitably been spying on US citizens for decades, something that I don't see anyone else reporting on or discussing when bringing up the news today is the fact that earlier this year the NSA and US Federal ...

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:06

The Pence visit, originally scheduled for 20 December, was delayed following US President Donald Trump's recent announcement that Washington would acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Pence had wanted the Trump administration to convey "a clear-cut policy" on Jerusalem after the president asked him last summer to visit the Middle East, White House officials have said.

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:01

The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night to extend funding until next month, but the measure failed to pass the Senate . " President Trump and the Republican Congressional leadership are orchestrating this shutdown to avoid dealing with issues that are critical to our country, including funding healthcare for more than 9 million children and protecting Dreamers ", Rep.

by | January 21, 2018 | 00:54

Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped unscathed, said people were fleeing amid bursts of gunfire from all side. According to reports, special forces have killed two of the attackers. Although the NATO-led Resolute Support mission says the Taliban has come under pressure after the United States increased assistance to Afghan security forces and stepped up air strikes against insurgents, security remains precarious.

by | January 20, 2018 | 09:49

Sen. Bill Nelson voted against a short-term spending bill to keep the government running on Friday as the Florida Democrat balked at a proposal that did not include a solution for almost 800,000 undocumented young immigrants who could face deportation in March if Congress fails to act.

by | January 20, 2018 | 09:52

Hill said he and Burnett had become very close after they met about six years ago and that he previously had been a passenger in the Huey helicopter that crashed Wednesday. Burnett bought it in February 2017, said Sam Middleton, a real estate broker in Lubbock, Texas, who helped with the purchase. David Coltart, an opposition figure, said the couple was "two of Zimbabwe's greatest patriots".

by | January 20, 2018 | 09:51

Mattis described the U.S. position towards those who might undermine the country's democracy. Mattis went on to say the goal of this strategy is to send a message to anyone that wants to take on the U.S. The defense secretary, a former four-star Marine general, pleaded with lawmakers to pass a full Pentagon budget, which would fund more training, upgrade weapons and equipment, and increased troop numbers.

by | January 20, 2018 | 09:50

Twitter also said that it has improved its system to identify, detect, and block "bad actors" from infiltrating its platforms, and has significantly ramped up its ability to root out suspicious accounts in recent months. Ahead of Congressional hearings in October, Twitter initially said it had found roughly 2,700 accounts affiliated with the election interference. The social media platform did, however, share examples of Russian content from known Internet Research Agency accounts such ...

by | January 20, 2018 | 09:47

There is now no word on if Ardern will take maternity leave, or for how long, once her baby arrives. "We didn't know for sure if it would be a reality for us", Ardern said yesterday, clearly thrilled to be able to share their good news.

by | January 20, 2018 | 09:47

Icy roads hampered travel as far south as the Gulf Coast, where ice pellets covered the tops of sago palm trees. Cooper also said 30,000 homes and businesses were without power due to the weather, primarily in Charlotte and central counties.

by | January 19, 2018 | 03:21

These are three lines from the latest film, The Post , that is bringing audiences to the theater and earning nominations for both Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks for their exceptional performances in Steven Spielberg's film. "We think that notwithstanding the fame and the importance of Steven Spielberg, for the sake of our martyrs and for the sake of Lebanon, our national dignity is more important than any creative elements connected to this film".

by | January 19, 2018 | 03:21

On Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk weighed in on the debate, telling Britons that "our hearts are still open to you" if they change their minds. Mr Wilson gave the interview after the Irish premier addressed the European Parliament on the future of the EU and in which he dismissed suggestions he has played any role in reported plots against Brexit.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:35

The fire broke out near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the Emergencies Department of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said . A short circuit may have caused the fatal blaze, authorities stated at the briefing, adding that the bus was also overloaded. Separately, Uzbekistan's Emergencies Ministry said it was sending a plane with its own team of doctors and rescuers to the site.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:31

MCEVERS: How much of what Apple is doing can we attribute to the new tax law which lowered the corporate tax rate? Apple Inc. announced today that it will contribute $ 350 billion to the us economy as it brings most of its overseas cash holdings back to the country to fuel domestic investments and hire thousands of new employees.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:35

Student journalists under the banner of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) held a protest action today, January 17, condemning what they called as state-perpetuated violence and repression of press freedom and other democratic rights.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:33

Trump has already pulled many levers of pressure to address North Korea's unacceptable nuclear and missile developments, and we will continue to use our maximum pressure strategy to curb Pyongyang's ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise".

by | January 17, 2018 | 18:44

She was also due to make her United States debut with the lead role in sci-fi thriller Harmony in 2018. I'm praying", while another added: "I'm praying for Jessica Falkholt . The much-loved Home and Away actress, who died in hospital on Wednesday, had lead roles in a U.S. movie and a a Channel Nine police drama in 2018.

by | January 17, 2018 | 18:41

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band the Cranberries , has died at age 46. Asked about reincarnation, she said: "I think I'll probably come back as an angel and I'd like to guide people or guard people going through similar experiences in life, whisper in their ear and kind of give them ideas on how to deal with things".