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IS fighters in Syria's Homs target gas pipeline

Russian Federation urged Syria this week to stop its bombings against rebel forces such as ISIS. Turkey is angered by the U.S. alliance with the Kurds, but analysts say the SDF is the most capable local force ready to move on the Islamic State's ke...

Deepa Jayakumar reaches Amma's memorial to pay her tribute

She then talked about how CM E Palaniswamy hijacked the AIADMK party and said, "This kind of hijacking of the party was not good". Ms Jayakumar, 42, attacked Ms Sasikala for what she called "hijack" of the party after Ms Jayalalithaa's death, which...

Norwegian Air launch £69 flights to NY - but there's a catch

These will be the only year-round European flights out of Providence. These include Stewart International Airport , around 70 miles from New York, Providence Airport in Rhode Island, and Bradley International Airport in CT. If you'd like to choose...

Major break in the case of missing Georgia teacher

Duke was never previously a suspect in Grinstead's disappearance, said GBI Special Agent in Charge J.T. Richardson. Police found the 30-year-old's cell phone, vehicle and dog, Dolly Madison, at her Ocilla, Ga ., home-about 200 miles south of Atlan...

People Pass JFK Security Checkpoint Without Screening, Officials Say

Terminal 5 is used primarily by JetBlue Airways. A security camera recorded the passengers walking through the screening lane, setting off the metal detector three times. Three of those passengers set off the detector's alarm and continued to their...

In The War Between Tigers And Drone, Chalk One Up For Tigers

The drone began to smoke, which caused the tigers to move back. The tigers are meandering about until they catch sight of the drone, at which stage a cat and mouse game ensures. The drone led the tigers through the snow until one managed to land a ...

Mexican migrant kills himself after 3rd USA deportation

A Mexican man has reportedly killed himself just 30 minutes after being deported from the USA. He jumped off a bridge just yards from El Chaparral , the main border crossing point between the U.S. He suffered a concussion and died of a heart at...

DHS immigration, border guidance seeks to tighten asylum, unaccompanied minor policies

The two guidelines mark a significant overhaul of deportation policies under President Barack Obama. The agencies have also been directed to prioritize immigrants who have committed any criminal offense, even minor infractions, whereas under ...

Scientists complete drilling task in South China Sea

However, Yasay expressed confidence that an ASEAN-China code of conduct for the South China Sea could be signed by June. Another official said the structures appeared to be 20 meters (66 feet) long and 10 meters (33 feet) high. "The logical respo...

Vandals topple more than 100 headstones at Jewish cemetery

During a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday morning, Trump denounced the recent threats against the Jewish community, calling them, " terrible and ... "We must fight acts of intolerance and hate". The poli...

Israeli jailed for 18 months for shooting dead wounded Palestinian attacker

The sentencing of Sgt. Elor Azaria culminated a almost yearlong saga that has bitterly divided the country. Azaria , now 20, was convicted in January by a panel of military judges for the death of Abdel al-Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron in March.

Turkish president phones Ilham Aliyev

Ilham Aliyev became president in 2003, succeeding his father to lead the former Soviet country and was re-elected in 2008 and 2013. An eye doctor by training, Mehriban hails from one of Azerbaijan's wealthiest and most influential families, the Pa...

Austria grants U.S. request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash

The Austrian court's ruling overturns an earlier verdict in May 2015, which rejected the USA extradition request - but was subsequently appealed against. Spain has also requested his extradition. "In February of 2014, the US wanted to remove Mr Fir...

Border-Crossing Shooting Case Could Split Supreme Court

Border Patrol agent in 2010. The question is a variation of one of the central issues in the legal fight over the stalled travel ban, which Trump has promised to revise by issuing a new order this week. "If Sergio Hernandez had been shot before he ma...

United Kingdom faces 'very hefty' Brexit bill, warns the European Commission chief

British prime minister Theresa May has already pledged that Britain's "vast contributions" will end, so a battle can be expected as the European Union attempts to get the nation to honour commitments made in the 2014 - 2020 budget round, which essent...

Kim Jong-nam: Security high at mortuary as family expected

He also warned that North Korea may try military provocations to divert global attention from the killing. In Indonesia, Agung Sampurno, an Immigration Department spokesperson, said that at least three North Korean suspects who left Malaysia in the...

Police responding to active shooter report in Houston hospital

A source inside the building said medical providers are hiding in their offices in the hospital. Numerous Twitter users posted that shots had been fired at the hospital. Authorities searched the basement and all floors, and are now searching se...

Secretary Mattis Makes Unannounced Trip to Iraq

Before he arrived in Baghdad, Mattis said his country was not here to seize Iraqi oil. Mattis told reporters that US rules of engagement in the fight against ISIS will not be changed from the Obama administration's. He is also known for several...

14 killed in bus accident in Philippines

Berlito Bati Jr., training officer of the Tanay disaster agency, said the injured students were brought to different hospitals in Camp Mateo Capinpin; the Tanay Provincial Hospital, and the Tanay Community Hospital. and was rented by the school for t...

Shoot-at-sight orders at Afghanistan Chaman border

Yesterday, Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa told Gen John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, during a telephonic conversation that terrorist activities and inaction against militants in Afghanistan were "testing our current po...

Is Andrew Puzder cooked? Republicans flip on Trump's labor secretary pick

He was appointed to serve on the National Labor Relations Board and to be an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department by former President George W. Acosta is an attorney who has worked in government in the p...

Landmark EU-Canada Trade Deal Gets Approval from EU Parliament

The agreement will eliminate roughly 98 percent of the tariffs between Canada and the EU. " CETA will be a lighthouse for future trade deals all over the world", said Artis Pabriks of the European People's Party", calling Canada an "ally we ca...

Raptors Bulk Up After Reportedly Acquiring Serge Ibaka

The Raptors sit four games behind the Celtics for the top spot in the Atlantic Division and are now fifth in the Eastern Conference. The latest ugly performance came on Sunday when the Raptors gave up a 16-point lead to start the fourth quarter and...

Bad Hombre: Mexicans march against Trump

He pledged to review the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), tighten the immigration laws and build a wall along the USA border with Mexico. Trump has insisted a wall along the almost 2,000-mile US border with Mexico would be paid for by M...

Trump Gives Trudeau Assurance on Trade Relationship With Canada

In contrast, Mr. Trump didn't speak at all to Mr. Trudeau during the event as the Prime Minister sat beside him smiling. President Trump has shown once again that he doesn't understand the concept of a border. Thank you. Prime Minister Trudeau,...

Trump Advisor Stephen Miller Makes Contentious Sunday Morning Debut

But first, Miller started by hedging, saying: "This morning, on this show, is not the venue for me to lay out all the evidence". Miller said, that Trump might sign a new executive order that would withstand legal scrutiny. "And so we are contempl...

Orange alligator puzzles SC residents

An alligator in a SC neighborhood has been nicknamed "Rusty" and the "Trump-a-gator" due to its unusual orange color. The unique reptile was discovered on the banks of a retention pond in Tanner Plantation in Hanahan. If the discoloration is only s...

Turkey denies Russia's information on bombing of coordinates in Syria's al-Bab

Thursday's clashes came despite Ankara's remarks the previous day that it was in talks with Moscow to coordinate troop movements and avoid any encounter with the Syrian military in the fighting around the town. The Turkish army is supporting FSA figh...

Thousands homeless after torrential flooding and landslides kill 13 in Indonesia

The victims include a seven-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy, as well their mother. Another 10-year-old died in another nearby village. "Landslides happen nearly every year in Bali and cost lives", Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the N...

Top foreign affairs Dem: Trump must boot Flynn

As the story of Flynn's contacts with Kislyak emerged last month, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence announced it would investigate allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the US elections; the Federal Bureau of Investigation has al...

Details of Trump-Putin call raise new White House leak concerns

Sadly, Trump literally had to pause the conversation to ask his aides what New Start is. The treaty limits both countries' nuclear arsenals to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads. If New START is not mutually extended, neither America nor ...

Iranian president rips US, Trump on anniversary of revolution

According to Fox News , citing a us official, Iran launched a missile from the same pad used earlier this year. Millions of Iranians took part in nationwide rallies on Friday to mark the 38th victory anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution...

400 whales wash ashore at remote beach in New Zealand; 300 die

Department of Conservation Golden Bay Operations manager Andrew Lamason said on Saturday morning they were unsure at this stage if they had re-stranded or if some had joined them. The largest stranding was in 1918, when around 1000 whales showed u...

Turkish soldiers killed in Syria

The Kremlin has issued a statement (in Russian) saying President Putin had, in a telephone call with his Turkish counterpart, "expressed condolences over a tragic incident which resulted in the deaths of several Turkish troops in the al-Bab area".

Sean Spicer defends USA raid in Yemen as "absolutely a success"

The International Crisis Group think-tank has warned that operations like the Baida raid risked fanning hostility towards the United States among civilians, providing fertile ground for recruitment by al-Qaeda. Military officials told NBC News ...

Pence Casts Historic Senate Vote to Confirm Trump's Education Pick

That left 50 Republicans supporting her in the 100-member chamber. The Senate's vote on Tuesday-in which two Republicans, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Markowski of Alaska, crossed the aisle to vote against DeVos-marks the seventh of 22 Trump cabine...

Shifting his stance yet again, Mulayam to campaign for SP-Cong alliance

The attack was a part of continuous verbal attacks the Congress Vice-President has launched against the Prime Minister. "It's Seva (Service), Bahaduri (Courage), Shamta (Ability) and Modesty", he added. Mulayam rubbished all the rumours of feuds with...

Civilian deaths rise in Afghanistan

Since 2009, the United Nations found that a total of 24,841 civilians had lost their lives, while 45,347 had been left injured. "The killing and maiming of thousands of Afghan civilians is deeply harrowing and largely preventable", Tadamichi Yamam...

Arrest made over NY jogger Karina Vetrano's rape and murder

NY police believe they have finally caught the man who raped and killed a young jogger previous year in a crime that appalled the city and the world. When asked if the Worcester County District Attorney's Office was reaching out to New York City in...

Iranian Missile Launch 'Absolutely Unacceptable'

It followed USA military ground action Saturday against al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen - the first counterterrorism mission approved by Trump - in which a US service member was killed. "We're looking into the exact nature of it", Spicer said. That r...

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With Trump in waiting, Kim courts China's support

Kim traveled to China - his most important security and trade partner - before meetings a year ago with Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The spokesman says he hopes...

Isis missile strike injures two SAS soldiers in Syria

The fighters were captured as part of Operation Jazeera Storm, which is charged with liberating the last areas of Syria that remain under ISIS control, Bali's statement said . T...

Asian, European Stocks Rebound Ahead of US-China Trade Talks

Trump has said talks toward a deal are progressing well, but it was unclear if Beijing will yield to key USA demands over trade imbalances, market access, and alleged Chinese ab...

John Bolton makes US Syria withdrawal conditional on IS defeat, Kurds safety

At the same time , National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton warned the authorities of Damascus that the US troops withdrawal from Syria shouldn't be conside...

US House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

The House of Representatives first voted on Thursday to approve a stopgap spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not allocate any new wall funding, in a r...

China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer

The three family members, all American citizens, arrived in China in June under USA passports to visit the ailing father of Liu's wife. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer o...

United Nations rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case 'not sufficient'

The prosecution also said it was awaiting a response to two formal letters requesting evidence from Turkey, where Khashoggi was murdered inside the kingdom´s Istanbul consulate o...

First two Muslim women sworn into US Congress

Newly elected Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI is getting some pushback from fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill after using a profanity Thursday evening when she said Presiden...

Rep. Crenshaw: Wall Crucial Part of Border Security

Vice President Mike Pence said "I want to thank you for the strong stand you have taken on border security", adding the administration "is ready to deal , we have an offer on th...

Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

Mr Kim was referring to his summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, when he said he had "fruitful talks" and "exchanged constructive ideas". "U.S. negotiators...

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North Korean leader vows to visit Seoul: Cheong Wa Dae

North Korean leader vows to visit Seoul: Cheong Wa Dae

In recent months, South Korean fan clubs of the leader have reportedly sprung up as the South anticipates frequent visits from as ties warm up between the two countries. Kim said i...

Elizabeth Warren takes major step toward a 2020 presidential run

Elizabeth Warren takes major step toward a 2020 presidential run

Warren's criticism of Trump's trade policies, erosion of consumer protections, and openness to authoritarian regimes has drawn his attention, and his disdain. Warren's Native Ameri...

USA spy captured in Moscow

USA spy captured in Moscow

Russia's Tass news agency said Whelan faces between 10 and 20 years in jail if found guilty. "Russia's obligations under the Vienna Convention require them to provide consular ...

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

Alberta teacher Sarah McIver returned to Canada after arrest in China

The appellate court ruled that the jail sentence handed down by the lower court was "obviously inappropriate" because Schellenberg is accused of "playing an important role" in what...

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Asked on Sunday if the President will sign or veto a bill that Democrats pass, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Dana Bash on " State of the Union " that "it de...