Sunday August 20-th, 2017

UN calls for humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo fighting

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA ), an estimated 250,000-275,000 people have remained trapped in east Aleppo since early July following the closure of Castello road, the last remaining access route into t...

Obama touts progress against Islamic State Obama touts progress against Islamic State

About half the city has been retaken from ISIL. "They've seen the degree of attention they can get with smaller-scale attacks using small arms or assault rifles", Obama said. The president conceded the complexity of the challenge in Syria, where th...

Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Russia for talks with Putin

Erdogan, in his opening remarks, thanked Putin twice for inviting him to Russian Federation and said the cooperation between the two countries should benefit the entire region. President Putin noted that the work on energy projects would require "pol...

Paddy Barnes suffers shock Olympic defeat

After the fight, Barnes confirmed that he will not compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. In the second round I had nothing left. "I feel like I might be sick or something, I feel that bad". However, he will still have the memories of leading out the...

Kelmendi makes history with gold for Kosovo Kelmendi makes history with gold for Kosovo

In the final match, against the Odette Giuffrida of Italy, Kelmendi scored an early point, but conceded a penalty for being too defensive. Rio marks the first Olympics at which athletes are competing under the flag of Kosovo, which proclaimed indep...

Italian sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive kitten Italian sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive kitten

A video released Friday showed crew members administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and massaging the kitten to remove water from its lungs, encouraging the kitten, "Breath, breath". Crew members performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and after a...

South Africa's ruling party faces biggest election challenge

Final results are due late on Saturday. In some nearly exclusively black wards in Nelson Mandela Bay, the DA won up to 20 percent of the vote after barely registering in 2011. The DA in Nelson Mandela Bay needs four seats in council to form a coa...

US Encouraged to See Direct China-Philippines Dialogue on Maritime Disputes

Meanwhile, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi pointed out that China greatly approves of Cambodia and other ASEAN countries taking charge of impartiality and safeguarding fairness. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed a range of issues, including t...

12 killed, 15 injured in rebel attack in India's Assam state

Kokrajhar district superintendent of police Shyamal Prasad Saikia said, "Till now, we have reports of 14 people killed and several injured". The Prime Minister later tweeted that the Home Ministry is in touch with the Assam Government and is monit...

Warm, mostly dry week expected in Tri Warm, mostly dry week expected in Tri

Wind: SE 5-15. High: 88. High near 75. East wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. Skies, meanwhile, are forecast to be partly sunny, and the high should be near 91. Winds N 5-10 miles per hour. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afterno...

End EU accession talks with Turkey: Austria

In addition to visa-free travel, the pact includes billions of euros in aid and accelerated European Union membership talks. He said, however, that "I don't think it would be helpful if we would unilaterally tell Turkey that the negotiations are over...

Armed police storm Eiffel Tower as crowds of tourists evacuated in Paris Armed police storm Eiffel Tower as crowds of tourists evacuated in Paris

Tourists were evacuated shortly after 8:00 pm local time and the process was reported to be "calm". It was, however, not clear as how many people were asked to leave the tower premises. In Nice on July 15, up to 84 people were mowed down by a truck...

Syrian rebels push to break siege in Aleppo

Syrian rebels said on Friday they had stormed an artillery base in the northern city of Aleppo in an assault to try to end the siege of opposition-held areas but the army said it had repelled the attack and killed hundreds of insurgents. In Geneva,...

Duterte reveals 150 people linked to illegal drugs

The mayor, his partner, and their daughter were asked to stay inside the PNP chief's official residence for security reasons. They also promised to "cooperate wholeheartedly" and help in "whatever way they can" in the government's war against drugs.

Landslide Caused by Earl Leaves at Least 3 Dead in Mexico

Veracruz Civil Protection Secretary Yolanda Gutierrez Carlin said the dead included a minor, and officials in neighboring Puebla state warned that rivers in the mountainous area were in danger of flooding. While the storm appears to have lost intensi...

Iranian nuclear scientist reportedly executed Iranian nuclear scientist reportedly executed

Amiri returned to Iran in July 2010, claiming he had been abducted in Saudi Arabia and held against his will in the U.S for 14 months. A US official said in 2010 that the USA received "useful information" from Amiri. But Amiri later fled the USA ...

Obama shortens sentences for 214 federal prisoners Obama shortens sentences for 214 federal prisoners

It's a continuation of his effort to reduce sentences for drug offenders , many of whom were punished under harsh sentencing laws that have since been relaxed. Nationally, numerous convicts were serving time for crack cocaine. The commutations...

India bridge collapse: 2 people dead, 20 missing

Three bodies were on Thursday recovered from the river. Raigad district officials on Friday said that 21 bodies, who fell victim to the Mahad bridge collapse, have been identified and sent to their families. The incident occurred around 11.30 pm an...

Black Lives Matter block Heathrow Airport

Black Lives Matter U.K. had called for a nationwide "shutdown" to protest an array of injustices, including police brutality; racial disparities in arrests, convictions and sentencing; the treatment of immigrants in detention; inadequate mental healt...

Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states

The federal panel also pointed out that the two forms of identification the state required for getting a voter ID card were also "the very same forms of ID excluded by the law". "They [the judges] are just dead wrong". Some against the court's dec...

Nigerian defense dismisses change in Boko Haram leadership

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram. "Boko Haram's wanton violence has always been a concern for Isil", he said . "W...

India official in Saudi Arabia to help starving workers

Vijayan, in an official release, asked the NORKA secretary to take urgent steps to initiate works in co-ordination with the Indian embassy and Malayali organisations in that country. He also argued that only a fraction of Indians working in the Kingd...

Corbyn Wins Union Backing In Leadership Race

McCarthy resigned from her role as shadow environment secretary and joined the majority of Labour MPs in a vote of no confidence in their leader. All local Labour Party meetings across the United Kingdom have been suspended by the party's National ...

UN Hopes for Progress in 'Days' towards New Syria Talks UN Hopes for Progress in 'Days' towards New Syria Talks

Russia is denying claims from Syrian rebels and human rights groups that it was behind a reported chlorine gas attack Tuesday in the same area where a Russian helicopter was shot down a day before, according to a Russian state media report .

Doctor shot by gunman at university hospital in Berlin, Germany Doctor shot by gunman at university hospital in Berlin, Germany

Another horrific attack in Germany , the fourth this week alone: A rejected 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker blew himself up at a music festival in Ansbach, injuring at least 15, some seriously. Police said there were no indications pointing to te...

NC school system pauses on transgender bathroom rules

Lest you think Breyer has suddenly changed his mind on a core ideological matter, the approval of the stay notes that Breyer is "concurring" and agreed with the other four "as a courtesy " that will " preserve the status quo " until the court (curre...

Korea, Japan, US discuss measures to better handle threats from N. Korea Korea, Japan, US discuss measures to better handle threats from N. Korea

Analyst Kim Dong-yub at Seoul's Institute for Far East Studies said the latest Rodong launch appeared to be aimed at showing an ability to attack US military bases in Japan, a major source of reinforcements for USA troops should a war break out on th...

PM Narendra Modi to hold first-ever townhall meeting today PM Narendra Modi to hold first-ever townhall meeting today

He stated that he is enraged by these anti-social elements who call themselves " Gau Rakshaks ", but spread disharmony. "I want to tell these people, that they should prevent cows from eating plastic". The Prime Minister also launched "The PMO App"...

Pope: not right to talk about a 'violent, terrorist' Islam

Pope Francis is praying that recent United Nations -backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people while praising the generosity of those countries that have taken their refugees in. Francis of Assisi on t...

Mercedes driver Hamilton increases lead with German GP win

It was also his fourth win in succession. There will be a four-week summer break after the race in Germany, yet Hamilton insists it won't be decisive who goes into the hiatus with the advantage. Sky Sports F1's Martin Brundle sat down with Nico...

Hillary Clinton seeks unity as nation's first major female presidential candidate

We'll talk with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus about the GOP convention, the Democratic convention, and how Republicans will approach the remainder of the race. Police officers and firefighters who run toward danger? In a wel...

Nightly demonstrations follow failed coup in Turkey

Turkey's prime minister announced that the government will be disbanding the presidential guard. Obama, speaking at a news conference, said he told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a call earlier this week that the United States had no prior kno...

Wisconsin Democrats react to Wasserman Schultz revelations Wisconsin Democrats react to Wasserman Schultz revelations

At the first Florida delegation breakfast Monday morning, Wasserman Schultz made an appearance to speak to the Florida delegates, but when she walked on stage she was met by mixed reactions from the audience. On the eve of the national convention's o...

Cartoons: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

But Trump made fun of the whole theory Monday morning. Supporters of Mr. Sanders had long complained the party unfairly favored Mrs. Clinton when they should have remained neutral. "I think every delegate should follow Senator Sanders' request", Ad...

Democratic National Committee apologizes to Sanders over emails

The decision was blessed by Clinton and Sanders officials, this Democrat said. Sanders endorsed Clinton, although he did not drop out of the race, and said that his delegates got 80 percent of his campaign's positions onto the DNC platform.

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