• Turkey says no disagreements with Russian Federation over Syria operation
Turkey says no disagreements with Russian Federation over Syria operation

Both groups say they expect the death toll to rise. Iran is another key supporter of Assad's government. It said it ongoing fighting and the deliberate obstructions by forces at the front lines were blocking aid organizations from reaching civilians in need.

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  • Two killed, over 100 injured in Taiwan natural disaster
Two killed, over 100 injured in Taiwan natural disaster

He gave no further details. Photos and videos posted on social media show toppled and leaning high-rise buildings and badly damaged roads. A hotel in Taiwan has collapsed after a huge quake. A huge building was filmed collapsing during the quake, narrowly missing a lucky taxi driver. "The quake is so big". The safety of the building was cal...

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  • Maldives court reverses decision to free opponents of President Yameen from prison
Maldives court reverses decision to free opponents of President Yameen from prison

The Indian Navy patrols sea lanes around Maldives as naval cooperation between the two countries are robust. In the few hours since emergency state was declared police have made a series of high profile arrests including former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, two top court judges including the chief justice and the chief judicial administ...

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  • First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati
First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati

She teamed her skirt with a yellow rollneck jumper and matching yellow coat. In news footage of the bumbling moment, Trump tries to hold Melania's hand but gets a handful of her coat sleeve instead. She tweeted an acknowledgement of the one-year observance of Trump's inauguration on January 20, without mentioning the President, or showing his pic...

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  • 573 detained in Turkey for opposing Afrin operation: ministry
573 detained in Turkey for opposing Afrin operation: ministry

Bahceli reiterated that Turkey was not an occupying state in the Afrin region of Syria. "We have given the necessary response instantly, and we continue to do so", said Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. "Today, in the face of a new front in Afrin, as a sign of friendships of peoples, MFS chose to send reinforcements to Afrin to defend the...

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  • China, Iran, Russia Lash Out At US Nuclear Policy Plan
China, Iran, Russia Lash Out At US Nuclear Policy Plan

The US is "shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with an atomic weapon", according to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani . Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier warned in a tweet that the U.S. "This new policy deliberately blurs the line between nuclear and conventional forces and eliminates a clear firewall", she warned. In a stat...

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  • TDP, YSRCP demand special package for Andhra Pradesh in Lok Sabha
TDP, YSRCP demand special package for Andhra Pradesh in Lok Sabha

This was indicated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N at a meeting of the party's coordination committee in Amaravati on Friday, party sources said . "They must offer something substantial. a concrete announcement while the budget session of parliament is on", said TDP lawmaker Ram Mohan Naidu after the party's meeting on Sunday.

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  • Shujaa's run at Hamilton sevens comes to an end
Shujaa's run at Hamilton sevens comes to an end

Australia, winners of the Sydney 7s and Bronze final in Hamilton , are drawn in Pool C with Samoa , USA and Spain. The Manu Samoa Sevens has crashed out of the Hamilton Sevens Cup finals after losing to Fiji, 12-10, in a thrilling quarterfinal that went down to the wire.

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  • Luthuli House braces for march as ANC decides on Zuma's fate
Luthuli House braces for march as ANC decides on Zuma's fate

South African lawmakers will vote on February 22 in a fresh no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma , who is under pressure from within his own party to step down. Former ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza tweeted that this week would be critical for the ANC. Zuma's second and final term as president is due to end in mid-2019.

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  • Northeast at heart of Act East Policy, says Modi
Northeast at heart of Act East Policy, says Modi

The Prime Minister, talking about the achievements of his government at length, said, "We created the Act East Policy and the Northeast is at the heart of it". Indian Oil Corporation will invest Rs 3,400 crore in Assam over the next five years to expand its operations by setting up new units as well as upgrading the existing ones, a senior Inte...

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  • Twitter goes to town on Paul Ryan over $1.50 pay rise tweet
Twitter goes to town on Paul Ryan over $1.50 pay rise tweet

As noted by CNN , Ryan's tweet , which shared an anecdote about a school secretary whose pay went up $1.50 a week, struck many people as being extremely out of touch with the lives of real low-income families. Ryan's office was not immediately available to comment over the weekend. Former George W. Bush ethics lawyer, Richard W. Painter said ...

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  • United States should not run on anti-peace pathway, says China
United States should not run on anti-peace pathway, says China

Kimball wrote on the group's website. According to the review , the USA will sustain its strategic nuclear triad systems, largely deployed in the 1980s or earlier, until the planned replacement programs are deployed. Modifying some submarine-launched nuclear warheads to give a lower-yield detonation. Return of sea-based nuclear cruise missiles...

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  • Trump's lawyers argue Mueller has not met threshold for presidential interview
Trump's lawyers argue Mueller has not met threshold for presidential interview

Lindsey Graham, said firing Mueller would likely end in impeachment . Mueller's team interviewed Sessions two weeks ago. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY told reporters earlier Tuesday he would "push hard" for legislation to protect Mueller, but said Republicans have resisted.

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  • Designate Moe backs Notley in BC pipeline dispute
Designate Moe backs Notley in BC pipeline dispute

British Columbia Premier John Horgan said Thursday that he doesn't understand why Notley is upset. "We will stand by our decision", Trudeau said in a radio interview today. I don't think that's unreasonable. "We're going to do everything that we can to make the point to the B.C. government that you cannot take direct aim at Alberta jobs, at the A...

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  • Fractured finger rules du Plessis out of ODI, T20I series
Fractured finger rules du Plessis out of ODI, T20I series

He shared in partnerships of 74 for the sixth wicket with Chris Morris and 56 for the seventh wicket with Phehlukwayo before finally perishing in the final over with four balls left to be bowled . Faf du Plessis would have been looking to Tahir to provide him with the crucial breakthroughs but none were forthcoming. So it will depend upon the fin...

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  • Immigrants targeted in drive-by shooting in Italian town Macerata
Immigrants targeted in drive-by shooting in Italian town Macerata

The suspect, named locally as Luca Traini, 28, had an Italian flag wrapped around his neck when he was detained. The news agency ANSA said witnesses reported that the auto was seen in the area where the woman's body was found. The suspect was identified as a 28-year-old Italian with no previous record. The news agency ANSA quoted friends of his...

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  • Stormy Daniels plays it cool on
Stormy Daniels plays it cool on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Stormy Daniels made the news again last night, courtesy of a lame publicity stunt by late-night "comedian" Jimmy Kimmel . No problem there. What bothers me, though, in giving her this platform - you know, Monica Lewinsky was also caught having an affair with the president.

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  • Almost 900 terrorists 'neutralized' so far in Afrin op
Almost 900 terrorists 'neutralized' so far in Afrin op

The pilot opened fire from his pistol as the militants were trying to seize him, said the militant, who refused to be identified by his real name because was not authorized to speak to the media. The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that the armed forces had destroyed 15 terrorist targets and neutralised 74 terrorists in Friday night airst...

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  • H&M India sales grow 87 per cent to SEK 1179 million
H&M India sales grow 87 per cent to SEK 1179 million

We delivered growth of 3 percent in 2017, which is clearly below our expectations. 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017, was 3.99 billion Swedish kronor ($506 million), compared with SEK5.91 billion a year earlier, in line with expectations of SEK3.94 billion according to a FactSet poll.

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  • Poland approves draft Holocaust law
Poland approves draft Holocaust law

The bill passed Wednesday in the upper house of the Polish parliament days after passing in the lower one. The move, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day , seemed planned to provoke a reaction. But even as global condemnation poured in, the Polish Senate took up the measure for debate late Wednesday. "How is it that nobody had foreseen that ...

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  • Mattis: The Syrian Regime 'Would Be Ill-Advised' to Use Chemical Weapons Again
Mattis: The Syrian Regime 'Would Be Ill-Advised' to Use Chemical Weapons Again

In line with the remarks issued by the State Department last week, Mattis suspects that the Syrian government has been negligent in destroying the chemical weaponry after entering into an agreement with Russian Federation. He accused Russia of violating its own commitments under a 2013 US-Russia agreement to rid Syria of its chemical weapons st...

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  • Fox signs five-year deal to air Thursday night NFL
Fox signs five-year deal to air Thursday night NFL

Fox agreed last month to sell cable channels FX and National Geographic, its movie and TV studio and global assets to Disney . "We now have the two most watched shows on Thursday, including the #1 show on television in Big Bang Theory , and the #1 new show on television in Young Sheldon ".

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  • Trump wants to dramatically slash clean energy research by 72 percent
Trump wants to dramatically slash clean energy research by 72 percent

Given that the budget documents are in draft form, the cuts are by no means final, and at least one senator - Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee - seemed to dismiss the deep cuts as merely "suggestions", reminding people that Congress is the body that authorizes any governmental spending.

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  • SolGen Calida: President has authority to discipline Deputy Ombudsman
SolGen Calida: President has authority to discipline Deputy Ombudsman

When asked if the decision was not reversed in a decision in 2013, Roque said, "No it can not be". Carandang earlier said the Office of the Ombudsman had started looking into the wealth of the President and his family, and that it was coordinating with the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).

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  • Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets
Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets

Kyrie Irving's form - Irving has been terrific throughout his debut season with the Celtics , but in recent games he has taken things to a new level. Boston's hot hand continued in the second quarter and led the Celtics stretched the lead out to 44-25 at one point. They have, however, improved this slightly in recent games; they went 3-4 on a r...

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