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Strikes kill 23 civilians in northeast Syria held by Islamic State

Strikes kill 23 civilians in northeast Syria held by Islamic State She said the SDF will "liberate those areas and secure the Syrian-Iraqi border and end the IS presence in eastern Syria once and for all". The captives had been held by the insurgents since 2015. The state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV broadcast images of the released, including women and children, arriving by bus at a government-controlled checkpoint, kissing and hugging Syrian soldiers. [Full Article...]

Police arrest hundreds at Paris May Day protests

Police arrest hundreds at Paris May Day protests At least 276 people were arrested following violent clashes at May Day protests in Paris , France. More than 200 anarchists were arrested and four people, including a police officer, were lightly wounded in the ensuing disturbances, Paris police chief Michel Delpuech told a news conference. [Full Article...]

Wahoos earn 15th straight NCAA Tournament berth

Wahoos earn 15th straight NCAA Tournament berth The NCAA Championships are similar to the BIG EAST Tournament in its dual-match structure. "I think the progression started in the fall, and we just keep getting better", Stotland said. The Aggies defeated Boise State in the quarterfinals (4-2), UNLV in the semifinals (4-0) and Fresno State in the championship match (4-1). The Bulldogs (10-5) won both the MEAC title and NCAA automatic bid this... [Full Article...]

Did Mike Huckabee Complain About Michelle Wolf After Mocking 'Triggers' on Twitter?

Did Mike Huckabee Complain About Michelle Wolf After Mocking 'Triggers' on Twitter? Trump , in a tweet called the dinner a "very big, boring bust...the so-called comedian really " bombed ". Michelle's joke was about how Sarah Sanders creates makeup out of lies, you know, but when Trump insults a woman , he just says 'fat, ugly face.' None of that smart comedy with layers of meaning, just insults! Like, she burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a ideal s... [Full Article...]

Cardinal George Pell continues to fight historical sexual offence charges

Cardinal George Pell continues to fight historical sexual offence charges The exact details and nature of the claims remain confidential, other than they involve "multiple complainants". Pell is the most senior figure in the Catholic Church to face criminal charges for alleged assault. For Pell, the charges are a threat to his freedom, his reputation and his career. Advocates for abuse victims have long railed against Francis' decision to appoint Pell to the high-ra... [Full Article...]

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air Europe also has the highest number of places reporting data of any region in the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that seven million people a year die because of air pollution, with people living in parts of Ireland at risk. [Full Article...]

Morocco cuts diplomatic ties with Iran, citing Hezbollah's support for the Polisario

Morocco cuts diplomatic ties with Iran, citing Hezbollah's support for the Polisario Morocco's ambassador already has departed Tehran, while the Iranian Embassy in Morocco will be closed "immediately", he said. Bourita said the move was due to "the engagement of the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah in a relationship with the Polisario [front], and this threatens the security and stability of the country". [Full Article...]

Parkland victim Meadow Pollack's father sues Deputy Scot Peterson

Parkland victim Meadow Pollack's father sues Deputy Scot Peterson Sheriff Scott Israel said the officer should have followed procedure and pursued the shooter, but Mr. Peterson's attorney Joseph DiRuzzo argued in a lengthy February 26 statement that his client thought the shots were coming from outside the building. [Full Article...]

Senate candidate hits McConnell as 'cocaine Mitch'

Senate candidate hits McConnell as 'cocaine Mitch' All three Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate in West Virginia refused to raise their hand in support for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a debate Tuesday night. As political reporters figured out , and as Blankenship's campaign confirmed in a statement on the ad, this is an allusion to a 2014 report in The Nation (an unusual source of material for a right-wing GOP campa... [Full Article...]

Electricity for all households by year-end, says RK Singh

Electricity for all households by year-end, says RK Singh Here how Twitterati respond on 100% electrification claim. The present government adheres to the definition of "electrification" given by the Ministry of Power in 2004-05. A village is considered electrified if 10% of its households and public places such as schools, panchayat office, and health centre have access to power. [Full Article...]

April 2018 Coldest on Record

April 2018 Coldest on Record According to AccuWeather, the weekend temperatures will cool off, with highs of 77 and 70 degrees. As part of its "Beach Hazards" warning, the weather service urged boaters to wear life jackets, but also to be aware that they will not protect against the cold water. [Full Article...]

UK, France, Germany back Iran nuclear deal

UK, France, Germany back Iran nuclear deal Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that the nuclear deal his country reached with global powers was "not negotiable". But they also agreed on the need to address some of the concerns raised by US President Donald Trump . But French Ambassador to the U.S., Gerard Araud, tweeted that the sapling had been put in quarantine to comply with U.S. [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein: Justice Dept. Won't be 'Extorted' by Congress

Rod Rosenstein: Justice Dept. Won't be 'Extorted' by Congress On Tuesday, Rosenstein said the Justice Department is "going to do what is required by the rule of law ... and any kind of threats that anybody makes are not going to affect how we do our job". We have a responsibility. The draft additionally alleges that Rosenstein "neglected his oath of workplace" by "refusing to subject" Justice division employees afterwards "receiving proof of disqualifying ... [Full Article...]

White House condemns 'heinous' Afghanistan journalist killings

White House condemns 'heinous' Afghanistan journalist killings The post White House Condemns "Heinous" Killing Of Journalists In Afghanistan appeared first on Channels Television . A double suicide blast in Kabul killed 25 people, including Agence France-Presse photographer Shah Marai and at least eight other journalists, on Monday. [Full Article...]

'Gay cake': Ashers Bakery case to be heard at Supreme Court

'Gay cake': Ashers Bakery case to be heard at Supreme Court Ashers Bakery is challenging the ruling over its decision - in 2014 - not to make a cake iced with the slogan "Support Gay Marriage ". Daniel McArthur claims his family have come under attack for exercising their basic right to live according to their beliefs. [Full Article...]

Trump proved "the elites" wrong on North Korea

Trump proved Kim told Moon that he "isn't the type of person" to use nuclear weapons, and he had no reason to "live in difficulties" because of his arsenal if he can build trust with the U.S., South Korean presidential spokesperson Yoon Young-chan told reporters in Seoul on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Facebook Hate Speech Feature Was Released Accidentally

Facebook Hate Speech Feature Was Released Accidentally Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen explained on Twitter that the button was shown on posts regardless of their content but was "reverted" within 20 minutes. The notifications no longer appear below Facebook posts. Not to fall too deep in the soup, but when Mark Zuckerberg was quizzed by Congress, the subject of Myanmar and Facebook's role in being a place where hate speech was able to be bro... [Full Article...]

Austin City Limits Music Festival Drops a Jam-Packed Lineup for 2018

Austin City Limits Music Festival Drops a Jam-Packed Lineup for 2018 The 2018 fest's other headlining acts are rappers Childish Gambino and Travis Scott , U.K. rock band Arctic Monkeys , and popular electronic group Odesza . His October appearance is the only date on his concert schedule so far. Tickets are available now on the festival's website . Did ACL just air out a peek at 2018's festival lineup? General admission tickets for a three-day weeke... [Full Article...]

Paris, London Back Iran Nuclear Deal After Netanyahu's Speech on Tehran's 'Lies'

Paris, London Back Iran Nuclear Deal After Netanyahu's Speech on Tehran's 'Lies' Among the stolen intel were 110,000 documents, videos, and photographs that Netanyahu claimed showed Iran lied about its nuclear ambitions and deceived powers involved in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. He concluded that the trove proves "Iran is brazenly lying when it said it never had a nuclear weapons program". With the Netanyahu government leaning on him heavily to scrap the agr... [Full Article...]

Pompeo accuses Iran of running secret nuclear-weapons program

Pompeo accuses Iran of running secret nuclear-weapons program Still, crude prices were within striking distance of a more than three-year high hit in late April, and analysts said the market is sensitive to any developments on Iranian sanctions. Asked whether the information indicated a violation of the Iran nuclear agreement, Pompeo said: "The president will ultimately have to make a determination about that too". [Full Article...]


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