Wednesday December 13-th, 2017

Pentagon: Exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone' Pentagon: Exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'

Ground fighting intensified late on Friday when Kurdish YPG fighters battled Syrian forces, whose air force flew sorties over the city, Kurds and monitors said. Additional American air patrols have been flying over the Hasakah area Friday to as...

Syria conflict: Opposition unveils transition plan Syria conflict: Opposition unveils transition plan

Hijab said the greatest challenge in achieving political transition came from the global community, pointing the finger at Iran's Revolutionary Guards, other regional militias, and above all, Russian Federation for protecting Assad. Assad would the...

MPs call for UK to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Hospitals, schools, weddings and markets have been not been spared from the devastation. In the Commons, Mr Corbyn linked weapons sales to the ongoing refugee crisis, which he said should be Britain's "number one concern and our number one humanita...

Free Trade Negotiations With India Complicated, Says Australia

The process is certain to be comically slow: as readers of The Register has already reported , merely negotiating Brexit is going to be a long, slow process. It would then be a further two years until the United Kingdom extracted itself from the E...

Volkswagen said to have broken consumer laws in 20 EU nations

In today's installment of the fallout from the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, the European Commission said Volkswagen violated the law in 20 European Union countries because of its emissions cheating. But the commission, the EU's executive arm, c...

South Korea: North Korea fires three ballistic missiles South Korea: North Korea fires three ballistic missiles

The launch was widely condemned by the USA and other major powers but analysts saw it as a clear step forward for North Korea's nuclear strike ambitions. The objective of the latest missile drill was "to reexamine the reliability such as the flig...

Apple IOS has Only 19% of the online gambling market Apple IOS has Only 19% of the online gambling market

Some people attribute it to the actual technological specifications of the Apple devices. Other people suspect that economic factors come into play. People will have to keep on charging them in public, and that has a tendency to be a hassle for th...

Twin bombings near Afghanistan's Defense Ministry kill 24

Deputy defense ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said the second bombing was caused by a suicide attacker who struck the area of the first blast after security forces had gathered there. Health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said the casualties...

Clinton's classified email errors due to 'improper labeling': Kaine Clinton's classified email errors due to 'improper labeling': Kaine

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has come under fire for going 274 days without a press conference, but her running mate insists that's not true: She's done one. He was referring to an event following her August 5 speech to the Natio...

Trump and Clinton Turn to Battleground States in the South Trump and Clinton Turn to Battleground States in the South

Hillary Clinton has unveiled a new ad appealing to military veterans, aiming to undercut Trump's message on defense. Speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane Tuesday, Clinton shrugged off a question about the CNN/ORC survey. And there are...

Myanmar leader says Rakhine commission will help heal wounds Myanmar leader says Rakhine commission will help heal wounds

The plight of the Rohingya has raised questions about Ms Suu Kyi's commitment to human rights and represents a politically sensitive issue for her National League for Democracy, which won a landslide election victory previous year. They are prevented...

Cosby due in Pennsylvania court with streamlined legal team Cosby due in Pennsylvania court with streamlined legal team

Constand remains the only alleged Cosby victim to hurdle the statute of limitations. The defence also said they expect to file motions either to have the trial moved to a different court or for jurors to be drawn from a different county on the gr...

Turkey Destroys Daesh Terrorist Strongholds Along Border

Turkish-backed rebels have cleared Islamic State from a 90km corridor along Turkeys Syrian border, reinforcing Ankaras plan to drive out Sunni militants and stop the advance of Syrian Kurdish fighters. Also Sunday, the United States and Russian Feder...

Vietnam inks $6.5bn deal with Airbus during Hollande's visit Vietnam inks $6.5bn deal with Airbus during Hollande's visit

Two Vietnamese low-priced carriers have signed major aircraft deals with Airbus . VietJet operates more than 250 flights a day with 50 routes in Vietnam and across the region to countries such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China, My...

German far-right beats Merkel's party into 3rd place German far-right beats Merkel's party into 3rd place

Sunday's result may make it tougher to smooth over a dispute with the Christian Social Union, her conservative Union bloc's Bavarian arm, which criticized her welcoming approach from the start and wants an annual migrant cap. But he said it would not...

Turkish jets kill 30 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

It said that most had been taken back to northern Iraq where the PKK has mountain camps. Intense clashes have been ongoing in the Hakkari region since a large scale operation was launched on Friday against the PKK in the nearby Cukurca district bor...

ANC members occupy Luthuli House ANC members occupy Luthuli House

The veterans tried to prevent Manganye's group to hand over a memorandum asking for the resignation of both ANC president Zuma and his national executive committee (NEC), to the secretary general Gwede Mantashe. "We need a leadership who doesn't prom...

Re-electing Corbyn will be disastrous for Labour, warns Smith

Mr Corbyn's spokesman said: "Jeremy supports democratisation and reform of the party rules and structures". An overwhelming number of Corbyn voters, 90 per cent, also believe that a public relations company has been involved in "orchestrating" Labo...

Turkey-backed rebels clear Syria border villages of IS: army

Turkey's largest military foray into Syria in its five-year-old conflict is part of a renewed effort by Ankara to establish a de facto safe-zone along the border to help insurgents fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad and to provide...

Chella Choi leads LPGA Manulife Classic in Canada

She's signed for an even 72, mixing five birdies with three bogeys after she opened her round with a double bogey. Meanwhile, Ko's compatriot Danny Lee missed the cut by two strokes at the PGA Tour's second of four season-ending playoff tournaments...

Separatists Don't Believe In 'Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, Jamuriyat', Says Rajnath Singh Separatists Don't Believe In 'Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, Jamuriyat', Says Rajnath Singh

Singh while concluding his the Valley visit in Srinagar. Singh further said that some members of the delegation met with the leaders of the Hurriyat Conference. Before concluding the all-party delegation's visit to the restive valley, Rajnath Singh...

After snub, Rajnath slams separatists, says they don't believe in 'Kashmiriyat' After snub, Rajnath slams separatists, says they don't believe in 'Kashmiriyat'

Singh said that he had been informed on Sunday that some members of the APD went to meet Hurriyat leaders. As the president of Peoples Democratic Party, and not as chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti has sent a letter to the Hurriyat leaders on Saturda...

London model set ablaze to mark Great Fire anniversary London model set ablaze to mark Great Fire anniversary

The event will be marked with a series of art installations, concerts, lectures and tours, bringing to life one of the most significant moments in the country's history. The burning of the model City was just one of a number of commemorative events h...

US, Russia fail to reach agreement on Syria US, Russia fail to reach agreement on Syria

The White House official said the U.S.is focused on ensuring that an agreement allows for a "period of calm so that we can get urgently needed humanitarian assistance to populations that are in need". Lavrov's deputy, Sergei Ryabkov, said a deal was ...

At least two dead in Israeli building site collapse: rescue services

Details are still emerging, though police say at least six people injured have been injured. Israeli television reported that 15 people were missing, but police did not confirm that number. A spokesperson for the fire and rescue service told Yne...

Britain names ambassador to Iran as relations improve Britain names ambassador to Iran as relations improve

Hopton has previously served as the British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen. Nearly five years after a pro-regime mob stormed and looted the British Embassy in Tehran in 2011, forcing the closure of the mission, Britain's most senior diplomat in Iran...

Hermine lingers off shore continuing its unsafe storm surges

At 11 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Hermine's center was about 325 miles (523 km) southeast of Long Island, the eastern tip of NY, the hurricane center said. Hermine is expected to stall off New England, churning up rough surf and unsafe rip currents at beac...

Violence erupts in Zimbabwe's capital after anti-Mugabe rally Violence erupts in Zimbabwe's capital after anti-Mugabe rally

Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the capital, Harare . On Thursday the police warned that unauthorized demonstrations would not be allowed. The m...

2 employees shot in lobby of central California county jail

Two veteran correctional officers are in critical condition after being shot by a paroled prisoner at the Fresno County Jail early Saturday morning. Davis is listed in critical but stable condition. As is the policy at the Fresno County Jail, neither...

Hermine upgrades to Cat 1 hurricane

As of 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), the fourth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season was passing near Charleston, South Carolina with strong winds and heavy rains, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The surge of ocean water could be as ...

Zimbabwe Police Ban Protests in Capital for Next 2 Weeks Zimbabwe Police Ban Protests in Capital for Next 2 Weeks

Mkwananzi was denied bail on Monday, and a court hearing due to decide whether to release the others on bail was adjourned on Wednesday. The European Union on Tuesday expressed concern at the use of brute force by Zimbabwean police in quelling rece...

Stanford Swimmer To Live With Parents After Prison Release

Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault of an unconscious woman during an on-campus fraternity party on January 18, 2015. Turner's early release just after 6 a.m. Prosecutors had argued for six years . Brock Turner will...

US, Russia far from deal on Syria, Obama says

Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama said in Hangzhou that talks with Russian Federation will be key in reaching any deal to end hostilities in Syria but negotiations are hard. Obama says " grave differences " remain * U.S. envoy's letter ...

Rosberg wins Italian GP after Hamilton's poor start

Rosberg has won back-to-back races following Hamilton's grid penalty and third place at Spa, but the German denied the "tide" of the title battle was now going his way. Sebastian Vettel was third fastest ahead of his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen...

World Health Organization says no Zika cases confirmed in the Rio Olympic Games

As of August 26, HHS has obligated $264 million of the $374 million redirected for the domestic Zika response. There is one more significant task that each and every one of us can do to stem the Zika outbreak. In a statement , the DFA said t...

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