At least four dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

14 May, 2018

A gun battle between Afghan security personnel and unidentified gunmen ensued following the explosions. No one had claimed responsibility for the attack at the time of filing this report. Taliban militants and fighters of Islamic State outfit have presence in Nangarhar province, some 120 km east of Kabul. Officials are concerned that a low voter turnout will undermine the credibility of the poll.


Anwar to be pardoned and out on Tuesday

13 May, 2018

Under Malaysian law, Anwar is disqualified from running for office for five years after his release, unless he is pardoned by the King. Pakatan Harapan has named Anwar as the prime minister-in-waiting, with Dr Mahathir having promised to vacate the seat once Anwar is pardoned, released and elected as a lawmaker.


British tourists abducted in Congolese Wildlife Park

13 May, 2018

It spans (3,000 square miles 7,800 kilometres) along the border with Uganda and Rwanda. Britain's global and Commonwealth Workplace says it's in touch with Congolese authorities following an incident involving two British nationals. Congolese soldiers and park rangers have launched an operation to locate two British tourists kidnapped in the country's volatile eastern borderlands, an army spokesman said.


Trump to meet Kim on June 12 in Singapore

13 May, 2018

On Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Kim Jong Un for making moves toward peace, but expressed caution. She said President Donald Trump also looked into the truce village of Panmunjom on the Korean Peninsula as a possible venue.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promises North Korea 'prosperous' future

13 May, 2018

That meeting has since been set for June 12 in Singapore . But both Kang and Pompeo insisted that they agreed on the need for the "total, permanent and verifiable" denuclearization of the divided peninsula. The pair, he said, talked "about how it is he wishes to proceed and if he's prepared, in exchange for the assurances that we're ready to provide him, if he is prepared to fully denuclearize".


Nacewa double guides Leinster past Racing for fourth Euro title

13 May, 2018

Starting first-five Pat Lambie sustained a knee injury in the second minute, so French worldwide Tales, who did not feature on the team list in the morning, had to deputise. Leinster in front for the first time in the game. Rob Kearney won his fourth European Champions' Cup medal with Leinster this afternoon . Racing went ahead with an Iribaren penalty but Sexton levelled.


At Least One Dead In Paris Knife Attack

13 May, 2018

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the alleged attacker was "neutralized" by police and praised officers for the "sang-froid and reaction of the police who neutralised the attacker". The attack on Saturday reportedly took place near the main opera house in the French capital. "Tonight, our city has been bruised", Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote on Twitter in French after the attack.


Israeli troops kill one Palestinian, wound at least 170 protesters in Gaza

12 May, 2018

At least 16 people have been hit with live ammunition. The Israeli government made the assertion in response to a petition lodged with Israel's High Court by a handful of human rights groups. Also on Friday, Haniyeh noted "What the Palestinian resistance has in the Gaza Strip is terrifying for Israel", referring to the Palestinian resistance's steadfastness in the face of Israeli wars and siege and its decision not to give up its arms, but to develop it.


Meghan McCain to WH staffer: How do you have a job?

12 May, 2018

Also Thursday, a White House official dismissed McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee by saying it didn't matter because McCain is dying anyway . Although Haspel is President Trump's favoured choice for the CIA's top job, having spent her career in the service, the Senate must still approve her for the position.


Seven feared dead in 'mass tragedy' in Western Australia

11 May, 2018

He could not reveal any more about the identity of the people either, as police were still trying to locate next of kin, but he said police believed all seven appeared to be residents of that property. Since then the only "mass shooting" - four deaths excluding the shooter in a single event - has in Australia was in 2014 when a farmer shot his wife and three children before killing himself.


Australian scientist David Goodall ends his life at Swiss clinic

11 May, 2018

Then, just as the song concluded, Goodall died, said the nonprofit's founder, Philip Nitschke. Several countries allow assisted suicide, including Belgium, Canada, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. "On behalf of the entire ECU community, I extend my sincerest condolences to his family during this time", Professor Omari said. "I could still enjoy birdsong", he added.


Ties with US, North Korea make Singapore optimum summit site

11 May, 2018

They are Korean-American missionary Kim Dong-chul, detained in 2015 and sentenced in 2016 to 10 years' hard labor; Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim , who spent a month teaching at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before he was arrested in 2017; and Kim Hak-song, who also taught at PUST and was detained last year.


Iraqi operation nabs 5 top ISIS leaders

11 May, 2018

The leaders were taken in Iraq after months of strategic planning by the USA, including the CIA, Turkey and Iraqi forces. In the post trump on Twitter said: " Five most wanted leaders of ISIS just captured! ", other details in post no. "The noose is tightening around him", Hashimi said, referring to Baghdadi. The capture was announced on Iraqi state television on Wednesday, and confirmed by President Trump on Thursday, who tweeted " Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured! ".


Malaysia Opposition Leader Claims Win Ahead of Official Tally

10 May, 2018

The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has been in power since the country's independence in 1957. Despite the shock result there were no reports of trouble on the streets, where pockets of celebration erupted overnight. With 176 out of 222 parliament seats counted, Mahathir's opposition alliance had 90 seats while BN had 69 with smaller parties taking the others, the Election Commission announced.


Magazine ranks Haas Hall at top

10 May, 2018

Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern in Groton, Greenwich High School, Staples High School in Westport, Darien High School, Wilton High School, Hall High School and Conard High School both in West Hartford, Weston High School, Simsbury High School, and New Canaan High School were the remaining schools that were awarded gold medals in the U.S News ranking.


Suspected Israeli strike near Damascus kills nine pro-regime fighters

10 May, 2018

Abdel Rahman said the strike had killed at least nine pro-regime fighters, "including members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and other pro-Iranian Shiite militiamen", but it was not possible to independently confirm any toll. Netanyahu had been one of the leading critics of the nuclear accord. Russian Federation and Iran are Assad's main allies in Syria's civil war. "For months now, Iran has been transferring lethal weaponry to its forces in Syria, with the objective of striking at ...


Mike Braun Wins Indiana Republican Senate Nomination

10 May, 2018

It's been a busy primary season. Foxnews is projecting that Manchin will readily conquer challenger Paula Jean Swearengin to gain the chief. Republican hopefuls in Ohio, West Virginia, and in are counting on it. In Ohio's gubernatorial primary where Democrats tilted to the left, Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Obama, easily won his primary against former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.


Comcast Looks to Disrupt Disney-Fox Deal With All-Cash Offer

09 May, 2018

And the drama surrounding what the industry has come to dub the "Disney-Fox" deal is far from over. Fox shares rose 5.13 percent to $39.99 on the news in after-hours trading in NY on Monday. Comcast used Disney and Fox's regulatory filings to hone its offer after its initial bid was rejected, so this one is sure to pack a punch if it comes to fruition.


Fresh Ebola Outbreak In Congo, 17 Dead

09 May, 2018

Congo's health ministry on Tuesday described the fresh outbreak as a "public health emergency with global impact". "Our top priority is to get to Bikoro to work alongside the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and partners to reduce the loss of life and suffering related to this new Ebola virus disease outbreak", said Dr Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General, Emergency Preparedness and Response.


Trump CIA nominee should be 'proud' of enhanced interrogation — Fox & Friends' host

08 May, 2018

Fox & Friends went to bat on Monday for Gina Haspel - President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA Director who is set to face a challenging Senate confirmation hearing this week - defending the career agent against concerns over her ties to torture.


What Punters Are Betting On For Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Wedding

08 May, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are amending a few royal traditions to the otherwise traditional royal wedding which has been the talk of the town for a while now. But as the monarchy evolves and modernizes, these conventions are not as important as they once were, something the royals themselves acknowledge. Then there's the Queen's daughter Princess Anne who married two commoners: first was Captain Mark Phillips (an Olympic gold medalist, whom she was married to for 15 years, according to ...


Melania Trump to announce formal Stage Monday during Rose Garden ceremony

08 May, 2018

As a mother and First Lady, Trump said she wants every child to know that it is "safe to make mistakes and there are supportive adults and friends nearby to catch them" if they fall. That changes having a planned rosegarden announcement, her first speech from the historical location around the West Wing side of the WhiteHouse, ft by the Oval Office.


Ex-UP Chief Ministers Can't Remain in Official Bungalows

08 May, 2018

In written submissions filed in the apex court, the UP government had said "former chief minister" was a "class in itself". While striking down the Uttar Pradesh government's law granting permanent residential accommodation to former CMs, Supreme Court said, Section 4 (3) of UP Ministers (salaries, allowances & miscellaneous provisions) Act, 2016 is unconstitutional.


House Intel Dem: Giuliani's Hannity Interview Seriously Hurt Trump

08 May, 2018

In the wide-ranging interview, Giuliani also addressed the investigation into Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen , saying Cohen may have paid off other woman accusing the president of misconduct aside from adult-film star Stormy Daniels: "I have no knowledge of that, but I would think if it was necessary, yes".


North Korea: US pressure not behind denuclearization

07 May, 2018

But a spokesman for the North's foreign ministry accused the United States of "deliberately provoking" Pyongyang in an effort to undermine the current "atmosphere of dialogue". During the negotiations, the two men signed a joint declaration agreeing to take measures to support worldwide efforts aimed at the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula and proceed with reunion programs for separated Korean families.



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