Saturday April 29-th, 2017

'Encouraging Initial Successes' for Western Mosul, DoD Official Says 'Encouraging Initial Successes' for Western Mosul, DoD Official Says

Gen. Yahya Rasool, said Iraqi forces had also retaken the military base adjacent to the airport. After ousting the militant group from eastern Mosul last month, Iraqi forces have sought to capture the airport and use it as a launchpad for an onslau...

DMK moved HC to hide its misdeeds in Assembly DMK moved HC to hide its misdeeds in Assembly

Besides, many alleged that the Assembly proceedings could be called lopsided as all the DMK MLA's, who had pledged to vote against the AIADMK pick for the chief minister's post, were evicted from the House before the polls were cast. The party had re...

Yahoo price slashed as Verizon proceeds with buy Yahoo price slashed as Verizon proceeds with buy

Yahoo still faces probes and lawsuits related to the cyber attacks, which affected more than 1.5 billion accounts, and the timing of the disclosures. A reported $4.8 billion deal for Verizon to acquire Yahoo's operating business was agreed by the c...

Storm Doris to bring strong winds in North Devon Storm Doris to bring strong winds in North Devon

One woman was killed in Wolverhampton in a suspected weather-related incident when she was hit in the head by a piece of falling debris. In Northern Ireland, around 8,000 homes have also been left without electricity after trees toppled onto over...

GBI has new leads in case of teacher, beauty queen, missing 11+

Police found the 30-year-old's cell phone, auto and dog, Dolly Madison, at her Ocilla, Ga ., home-about 200 miles south of Atlanta. Two days later, her co-workers at Irwin County high School, where she taught, called 911 when she didn't show up fo...

Chubby Tigers Chasing Drones: The Latest in Diet Technology Chubby Tigers Chasing Drones: The Latest in Diet Technology

Drones: they annoy and amuse humans, mostly annoy kangaroos, and apparently greatly intrigue Siberian tigers. Here's a fun fact: A pack of tigers is actually called an ambush, or a streak, which is what you'll leave in your trousers when you see them...

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) Gapping Lower -9.06% Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) Gapping Lower -9.06%

Columbus Circle Investors bought a new stake in shares of Boston Scientific Corporation during the second quarter worth $64,918,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was copied illegally and repu...

NYC airport security breach allows 11 passengers to slip through TSA unscreened NYC airport security breach allows 11 passengers to slip through TSA unscreened

On average, TSA screens about 21,000 passengers per day at the airport. He says authorities identified three of the travelers, who got onto a flight to California and will be screened upon arrival there. Three of the 11 passengers who walked through ...

Bronx Landlord Accused of Fatally Stabbing Tenant Over Unpaid Rent

Police say the victim was a tenant in the home and got into an argument with his landlord, 51-year-old Taha Mahran . "[The landlord] was very stressed about not getting any rent and I guess he lost it". He studied at the City College of NY, and th...

Immigrant Jumps To Death Moments After Deportation

Police in Tijuana responded to a call of a man preparing to launch himself off a bridge only meters away from the U.S. -Mexico border. Witnesses claimed he appeared to be in great distress and was shouting that he did not want to return to Mexico...

Bao Bao arrives in China after leaving National Zoo Bao Bao arrives in China after leaving National Zoo

There are an estimated 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild and some 300 in zoos and breeding programs worldwide, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. She will be greeted by her new keepers upon arrival in Chengdu. Bao Bao's mother...

Ownership of territories in disputed waters unsettled--Yasay

Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) were unanimous in their concern about Beijing's reclamation and militarisation of man-made islands, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said yesterday.

De Mistura: Intra-Syria Talks in Geneva Impossible without Ceasefire Holding De Mistura: Intra-Syria Talks in Geneva Impossible without Ceasefire Holding

De Mistura has played down expectations for major progress in the fourth round of Syria talks aimed at finding a political solution to the almost six-year-old conflict in the Arab country. "In the afternoon I plan to have the first opportunity to giv...

Turkish military says 56 Islamic State militants killed in Syria

Field commanders from two other rebel factions in the town also told AFP that the town was successfully retaken from Islamic State. Al-Bab was the last of Islamic State's major strongholds in the northern part of Syria, although the terrorist gro...

'Goodbye, Racist!': Passengers Cheer As Unruly Man Gets Booted From Plane 'Goodbye, Racist!': Passengers Cheer As Unruly Man Gets Booted From Plane

The passenger being kicked off plane in the video reportedly asked a Middle Eastern man if he had a bomb in his bag. A man was taken off a United flight headed to Houston after making racist remarks towards passengers on Saturday. "This is not Trum...

Iraq calls for stepped-up support for Mosul's displaced

Backed by aerial support from a US-led worldwide coalition, Iraqi police and regular army troops launched an offensive on Sunday to retake western Mosul from so-called Islamic State following a 100-day campaign that pushed the militants from the east...

Texas hunters charged in shooting they blamed on undocumented immigrants

The deputies found Daugherty and a third hunter, Edwin Roberts, suffering from gunshot wounds. A Pensacola doctor and his hunting group made national news when they told officials they had been shot by "illegal immigrants" near the Mexican border, ...

Egypt: 'ISIS burns a Christian alive in Sinai'

Coptic Christians make up about 10% of the Egyptian population and are the largest Christian community in the Middle East. Al-Masri, which means "The Egyptian", was the nom-de-guerre given by the terror group for the militant it claims was behind a...

Dotcom Claims Victory Even as Court Backs Extradition to US

US authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material. Justice Gilbe...

JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley approached for Saudi Aramco IPO JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley approached for Saudi Aramco IPO

The Saudi state oil firm is planning to sell off a 5% stake in exchange for $100bn, valuing itself at around $2trn. In line with pledges by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to rein in oil output , effectively jacking up the price ...

4 more North Korean suspects at large in Kim Jong Nam's killing 4 more North Korean suspects at large in Kim Jong Nam's killing

Mr Kim later died on the way to hospital. Kim Jong Nam, the oldest son of the late North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il, reportedly wrote a letter five years ago pleading with his brother to drop a standing order for his assassination, Reuters has report...

French presidential candidate Macron tells London expats to return after Brexit

Le Pen said she and Hariri, who has longstanding ties to France, agreed on "the absolute necessity" for nations wanting to fight the Islamic State group tearing Syria and Iraq apart to come "to the table", an apparent reference to formal talks.

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart after pedophilia comments Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart after pedophilia comments

In addition, the American Conservative Union rescinded his invitation to the group's annual CPac conference, where he was to speak alongside US President Donald Trump . The publisher Simon & Schuster, which had recently awarded Yiannopoulos a $250,0...

Swedish Prime Minister Mocks Trump Hours Before Riots Break Out in Stockholm Swedish Prime Minister Mocks Trump Hours Before Riots Break Out in Stockholm

Following a drug-related arrest on February 20, riots occurred in the Rinkeby neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reports . Warning shots were fired, but police later said one officer had also fired at least one shot at stone-throwers, a rare oc...

Israeli soldier jailed for 18 months for killing Palestinian

The attacker's uncle, Fathi al-Sharif, said, "We as a family [found] the sentence was unsatisfactory and unfair, in comparison to those given by the Israeli occupation against our sons". According to the report, 34 of the Palestinians killed, or 30.6...

Vandals overturn Jewish headstones at Missouri cemetery

Many monuments are facing down and we won't be able to read the names and see if there is any damage until we lift the stones. The vandalism occurred on the same day that Jewish Community Centers around the United States received bomb threats.

Azerbaijan President appoints wife as VP

Story is still developing. "The interests of the country and people will always come above all else for me". " Mehriban Aliyeva is a very professional, clever, experienced, principled and benevolent person", Aliyev told Azerbaijan's Security Counc...

Border-Shooting Lawsuit May Divide US Supreme Court Justices

Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested during argument Tuesday that the boy's death on the Mexican side of the border was enough to keep the matter out of USA courts. When Sergio's parents tried to sue Mesa in a US court fo...

Houston Hospital on Lockdown After Reports of Shots Fired Houston Hospital on Lockdown After Reports of Shots Fired

Houston police tweeted that SWAT team members were on their way to the hospital. No injuries were reported . Acevedo said the floors would be searched again just in case. There was a traffic alert issued, but it was not related to the shooting at...

Dozens of bodies wash up on Libyan beach

At least 2,300 migrants have already registered in Italy since 1 January, while at least 226 deaths have already been recorded, according to a United Nations count covering the entire Mediterranean. Last year, a record 181,000 migrants made the cross...

Ant Financial Makes $200M Strategic Investment In South Korean's Kakao Pay

Ant's investment is the latest in its global sprawl threatening to steamroll yesteryear's market leaders like Visa and Mastercard as it aims to reach 2 billion customers in 10 years . Kakao, best known for its mobile messaging service Kakao Talk, ha...

Story overlooks flaws in two-state solution

Australia's foreign minister indicated last week that Canberra could be open to a one-state agreement as well if that was what the sides desired, echoing US President Donald Trump's statement last Wednesday that he would accept whatever Israelis an...

North Korean envoy on Kim Jong-nam's murder

On Monday, North Korea's envoy to Kuala Lumpur , Kang Chol, called for a joint probe into the death, telling reporters that North Korean "cannot trust the investigation by the Malaysian police". Malaysian Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam annou...

Who is to blame for starvation in South Sudan? Who is to blame for starvation in South Sudan?

Oil production - from which South Sudan gained 98 percent of its revenues on its independence five-and-a-half years ago - has plummeted by more than half and the country is struggling to halt rampant inflation . The global charity Save the Childr...

UK's Brexit Bill Will Be `Hefty,' EU Commission President Says

Officials are hoping this will ease the transition to a Britain-less European Union and, more specifically, the financial burden on member states as they attempt to make up the €10bn that will wiped off the annual European Union budget. "We need to s...

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