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J&K: Two soldiers killed in gunfight in Pulwama


Two Army soldiers were killed in the operation, the officials said. As the fighting raged, hundreds of residents, mostly young men, hit the streets in solidarity with the "militants" while demanding the end of Indian rule over Kashmir. The fighting has left tens of thousands dead ─ majority civilians ─ and earlier this year, India launched "Operation Allout" to hunt down suspected militants. Read More »

U.S. airstrike on ISIS in Somalia

The announcement of the new strikes came hours after President Trump said on Twitter that his administration had attacked the Islamic State "much harder" over the past two days. USA forces have been helping local forces fight the al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab for years. The ISIS-linked fighters split off from al Shabaab and have been posing a growing threat in Puntland. Read More »

Spain issues arrest warrant for ex-Catalan president Carles Puigdemont


Brussels will "study" a European Union arrest warrant issued by Spain for Catalonia's deposed leader, who is now in Belgium, a spokesman for the country's state prosecutor told AFP. His passport was confiscated and he needs to show up in court regularly as the rebellion, sedition and embezzlement probe continues. The Federal Government on Friday urged Spanish Government to embrace dialogue and reach peaceful solution with Catalonia following its recent declaration of independence. Read More »

Manus refugees 'top of agenda' for Ardern's Australia trip


Both UNHCR and OHCHR said they are seriously concerned about the well-being of the 600 men who remain at the center due to both a lack of basic amenities as well as rising tensions with the surrounding local population. "If it's not a viable option, then Turnbull should explain why". "Mr Shorten has not sought any briefings on the government's work to clean-up Labor's Manus legacy." he said in a statement. Read More »

Israel to protect Syria village


He said 15 people were killed and 45 wounded, including civilians, in the attack on Hadar Friday. Later on, the militants also carried out an attack on units of the army and pro-government militants in the area. The Israel Police said as part of the general police preparation at the Golan Heights, forces were deployed and stationed at major intersections in the north. Read More »

Trump slams Bergdahl decision: 'Complete and total disgrace'


President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the decision allowing Bowe Bergdahl not to serve prison time is a " complete and total disgrace ". The judge gave Bowe Bergdahl a dishonourable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to 1,000 dollars (£765) per month for 10 months. Read More »

Iraqi PM announces liberation of al-Qaim in western Iraq


Its last major position is the town of Albu Kamal, though it also holds a string of smaller towns and villages and at least one oilfield, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor. Qaim, about 320 kilometres west of Baghdad in the Euphrates River Valley, has been used by ISIS to move fighters and supplies between the two countries at the height of the caliphate, when ISIS held almost a third of both Iraq and Syria. Read More »

Daylight Saving Time 2017: When do we set the clocks back?


First, it is it called "daylight saving time" not "daylight savings time" as it is commonly called incorrectly. Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. Read More »

Singapore Airlines unveils new hotel suites in the sky


The exclusivity of the Suites cabin is further accentuated by its two stylishly-furnished lavatories, one of which has a sit-down vanity counter. Singapore Airlines Ltd., the first carrier to put a double bed in its cabins, is spending $850 million to refit all its Airbus SE A380 jets as it fights neck and neck with airlines such as Emirates for passengers paying top dollar. Read More »

After Air Strike, Israel Warns Against Arms Shipments To Hezbollah


For the second time in less than three weeks, Israel launched targeted airstrikes inside Syria on Wednesday night according to Lebanese media reports. According to the Israeli army spokesperson, the Israeli planes were in fact on a reconnaissance mission in Lebanon to photograph sites for Israeli intelligence. Read More »

Collins Dictionary Word of the Year 2017


But what other word could most accurately depict 2017 than "fake news"? Fake news, a term heavily popularised by US President Donald Trump , has been named the word of the year by Collins dictionary due to its widespread use around the world. Read More »

Trump reportedly no longer trusts advice from son-in-law Jared Kushner


The first charges in the Mueller probe have kindled talk of what the endgame for Trump looks like, according to conversations with a half-dozen advisers and friends of the president. White House sources say it was the President alone who made that decision after watching Comey's congressional testimony May 3. "I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress", he explained. Read More »

USA finds Canada dumped lumber, sets duties


In 2002 the USA government imposed similar tariffs, but global trade tribunals have consistently over-ruled American duties on Canadian lumber. The dispute helped to spark a surge in lumber prices in the US, with the increased uncertainty over supplies coming at the same time as a recovery in the American housing market. Read More »

State vs LG: SC reminds Delhi of its power limitations


Summary: "Public order in Delhi, police or land can not be subject of executive power of government of Delhi", pointed out Justice Chandrachud. The apex court headed by a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that the Article 239AA of the Indian Constitution is unique for Delhi and the Lieutenant Governor is provided with more power than the ruling party here, unlike the other Union Territories. Read More »

Prosecutors ask for jail for Catalans ministers


What is clear is that if Spain issues a European arrest warrant for him, Puigdemont would have to be quickly brought before a Belgian judge. The jailing of the former ministers caused an uproar in Catalonia , where pro-independence protesters filled the streets. Read More »

Motive Unknown in Walmart Shooting That Killed 3 People


Neighbors of the man suspected of fatally shooting three people at a suburban Denver Walmart say he was unfriendly and occasionally hostile toward them. The SWAT team went into the apartment at 7121 Samuel Drive but Ostrem was not found. But they got an anonymous tip that he was driving in the area and spotted him. Read More »

Saudi-led airstrike on hotel in Yemen kills more than 20 people

Residents at the scene picked through the remnants of stalls, some still smouldering, reduced to spindly metal frames and scattered wreckage, AFP photos showed. The Arab coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen, saying that there are some raids that cause unintended civilian casualties. The agency said 9 people were seriously injured in the attack, without giving further details. Read More »

I'd Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo


The police have identified the suspect as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who arrived in the United States in 2010, earned a green card , and worked as an Uber driver and a truck driver. Sen. Lindsey Graham, another Trump-skeptical Republican, took a similar line, saying "the moment you read someone their Miranda rights there is an impediment to interrogation". Read More »

Michael Fallon has resigned as defence secretary over past behaviour


But his sudden resignation tonight comes as a surprise given that the journalist, Julia Hartley-Brewer, said she did not regard herself as a victim of harassment or assault. "I appreciate the characteristically serious manner in which you have considered your position, and the particular example you wish to set to servicemen and women and others", she wrote. Read More »

Local dentist buys-back Halloween Candy for the troops


Kathy Ancell, area leader for Kool Smiles of Lubbock, said since the operation began, they have been able to raise more than 12,000 pounds in sweet surprises to send overseas. through Saturday. The goal of the Halloween Candy Buyback program is to remove "excess Halloween candy from kids while supporting our troops", according to the website . Read More »

Colleges, striking faculty to return to bargaining table Thursday


Both sides will meet with the mediator Thursday. "If we look at previous strikes, we're at the halfway point or past the halfway point", said Geoff Ondercin-Bounre, head of Ontario Public Employees Union Local 240 last week. The union has called for the number of full-time faculty to match the number of faculty members on contract, but the colleges have said it would add more than $250 million in costs each year. Read More »

Boiler Blasts at NTPC Plant in Raebareli, 8 Dead and 100 Injured


The Raebareli Police have confirmed the incident and said in a tweet that the local cops had rushed to the spot and were taking appropriate measures. The CM has taken cognisance of the Unchahar accident and has directed principal secretary (home) to ensure that all steps are taken for rescue and relief, principal secretary (information) Awanish Awasthi, who is accompanying Adityanath , said. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Dresses as His Father for Halloween

Under the picture, two sentences: "I'm going to puncture the half of the treats for Chloe and give it to a child who will be stayed at home". Never to early to teach him about being Donald Trump Jr. The tweet was immediately met with backlash, with many social media users taking issue with Trump Jr.'s analogy. There was also criticism of Trump Jr's decision to use his three-year-old daughter to make a political point. Read More »

Sardar Patel had predicted wars with Pak, Doklam issue: Manohar Parrikar


President Ram Nath Kovind , Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu , the prime minister, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid floral tributes to Patel on Parliament street where his statue is installed. The event witnessed several union ministers, senior officials and others also. The State Mantralaya officers, employees, local citizens and students were administered oath by the Chief Minister to maintain national unity, integrity and security. Read More »

Premature births on the rise in the United States


The March of Dimes said 380,000 babies are born preterm, a number that increased by 8,000 from 2015 to 2016. Preterm birth rates worsened in 43 states, D.C. "The March of Dimes is dedicated to giving every baby a fair chance for a healthy start in life, and our work is more vital than ever", Ms. Stewart said. Read More »

Ousted Catalan Leader May Not Return to Spain Anytime Soon


Puigdemont traveled to Brussels with six former Catalan legislators to "act with liberty and security" away from "threats" from Spain. When asked if he will return to Spain, Puigdemont said that he will only go back if unspecified "guarantees" are met by the Spanish government. Read More »

Rouhani and Putin Confirm Support To Iran Deal

During the negotiations, the presidents of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan are expected to exchange their views on cooperation in the political, economic and social fields. I would like to stress that we are working with Iran in a very productive way. Putin will also have a meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Read More »