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Not anxious over BJP's national executive, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Earlier, Shah held a meeting with party office-bearers to set the meeting agenda. Some 350 party members, including senior leaders such as LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Union ministers and chief ministers of 13 BJP-governed states will attend the meet. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

As US secretary of state Rex Tillerson held extended meetings with both Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and the country's president Vladimir Putin in Moscow , Mr Lavrov accused the US government of undertaking an "illegal attack against Syria" and criticised Washington's "confusing and sometimes openly contradictory ideas on the entire range of bilateral and worldwide issues". [Full Article...]

Trump, in fresh warning: North Korea 'will be taken care of'

Trump, in fresh warning: North Korea 'will be taken care of' President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. "Whatever comes from USA politicians, if their words are created to overthrow the DPRK system and government, we will categorically reject them". As NBC News pointed out, a reckless military operation by Trump in North Korea could encourage North Korean madman Kim Jong-un to launch an attack on American ally South Korea, triggering an all-out war in t... [Full Article...]

Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands of people begins

The evacuation of Zabadani, also a part of the deal, was apparently delayed. People from Foah and Kefraya, two government-held towns in the north-west, have arrived in Rashideen, west of Aleppo, AFP news agency reports. State television reported that engineering teams and Syrian forces would soon enter the town. The convoys include hundreds of fighters from each side, the Observatory said. [Full Article...]

To Not Even Consider Booking Kate Bush at Coachella Was a Mistake

To Not Even Consider Booking Kate Bush at Coachella Was a Mistake Lending support to Tollett's version of the story, the Bush camp has released a statement that said, "No discussions were ever had with Kate about playing any festival, including Coachella ". The 58-year-old singer rose to prominence in the 1970s and later became the first British female solo artist to earn a number one album and also to debut at the top spot with her third LP Never For Ever. [Full Article...]

Mattis Insists Syrian Regime Responsible For Chemical Attacks On Citizens

Mattis Insists Syrian Regime Responsible For Chemical Attacks On Citizens Jabbing at USA credibility, the Russian leader reminded reporters about unfounded US claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, used to justify America's 2003 invasion. He says Russian Federation can play a role in Syria's future but that aligning with Assad won't serve Russia's long-term interests. Putin seems undeterred. [Full Article...]

IS Now Controls Less than Seven Percent of Iraq

IS Now Controls Less than Seven Percent of Iraq Three members of the same family were killed by a USA -led coalition in Iraq's northern city of Mosul , according to a local anti-terrorism officer. Gen. In January the coalition was able to secure the east side of the city, which is divided by the Tigris River , and has been battling on the west side of Mosul since mid-February. [Full Article...]

Bounce House Goes Airborne, Injuring 5 Kids

Bounce House Goes Airborne, Injuring 5 Kids Battalion Chief, Ricky Reed with the Taylors Fire Department, reportedly said that the inflatables were strapped down, but the wind was strong enough to rip the straps out of the ground. "When the second bouncy house went up, I had thought my kids was on it", a witness said. German also indicated that when it fell back down, it made an audible noise and the power momentarily failed. [Full Article...]

Taiwan to Outlaw Eating Dogs, Cats

Taiwan to Outlaw Eating Dogs, Cats Those who chose not to respect the new law will face the consequences, including the most outrageous fine or two years behind bars. The series of amendments raises a hosts of issues around animal welfare and reveals changing attitudes in Taiwan, where dogs are now widely seen as pets. [Full Article...]

During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan

The attorney general outlined his new directives for federal prosecutors to prioritize litigation against undocumented immigrants who enter and live in the USA and those who aid them. In addition to the new guidelines for federal prosecutors, Sessions also reiterated his intention to have "all adults who are apprehended at the border" detained, and to place immigration judges in detention centers. [Full Article...]

Trump jokes he's 'gotten nothing' from Xi so far

Tillerson said Trump and Xi noted the urgency of the threat of North Korea's weapons program and that they reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearization of the divided Korean Peninsula. And some experts suggest the timing of the strikes was meant to put more pressure on China regarding its relationship with North Korea. Speaking after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping , Trump s... [Full Article...]

United Airlines staff drags passenger from overbooked flight

United Airlines staff drags passenger from overbooked flight If one had to guess, it would seem that United likely has a bigger issue on their hands than just an apology for "re-accommodating". Two uniformed officers follow and the three proceed to drag the passenger off the flight, his shirt pulled above his midriff and his glasses falling off his face. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to blame for Syria deaths - Sir Michael Fallon

Russian Federation to blame for Syria deaths - Sir Michael Fallon Video: What changed Trump's mind about Assad? Haley said Syria needs a president who protects his people, and, "Assad is not that person". In September, The U.N. October 14, 2013: Syria becomes a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention, prohibiting it from producing, stockpiling or using chemical weapons. [Full Article...]

Assad's allies threaten to retaliate against USA strikes on Syria

Assad's allies threaten to retaliate against USA strikes on Syria Rouhani questioned how the US President Donald Trump can make a decision to launch missiles at a sovereign country in the Middle East from its warships while he has not obtained any permission form the United Nations and its security council or even the US congress. [Full Article...]

Christian Horner: Max Verstappen already 'right up there' with wet-weather greats

Christian Horner: Max Verstappen already 'right up there' with wet-weather greats Verstappen's display evoked memories of his charge through the pack in the rain at last year's Brazilian Grand Prix, where he charged from 14th to third in just 14 laps, leading Horner to believe he is "right up there" among the greatest wet-weather drivers in F1 history. [Full Article...]

Trump presented with plan to place nukes in South Korea

Trump presented with plan to place nukes in South Korea North Korea's state-run news agency said a foreign ministry spokesman called the strike "absolutely unpardonable as it was an undisguised act of aggression against a sovereign state". Since then, North Korea has further ramped up its tests and rhetoric, emphasising a consistent message: To create a nuclear device small enough to mount on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and fire it at... [Full Article...]

At least 1 dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

At least 1 dead after shooting near mall in South Florida The person killed is believed to be the shooter, who committed suicide after opening fire, police said. Witnesses identified them as Equinox general manager Janine Ackerman and trainer Mario Hortis. Miami-Dade Police said on Facebook that it was "investigating a shooting at the Shops at Merrick Park". There were chaotic scenes as witnesses say gunshots could be heard and an automated voice over ... [Full Article...]

Why Didn't Trump Want Sally Yates To Testify Before Congress About Russia?

Why Didn't Trump Want Sally Yates To Testify Before Congress About Russia? Chairman Nunes, who worked on the Trump transition team, went to the White House last week to view reports he claims shows intelligence agencies collected incidental information on Trump transition personnel. "A lot of [lawmakers] have said that we don't need an independent commission because we're doing the work in the House committee, on the Intelligence Committee, and so that's always been the ... [Full Article...]

South Africans face uncertain future as Zuma "reshuffles" Gordham

South Africans face uncertain future as Zuma Weak economic growth and tensions within the ruling party African National Congress have put South Africa's investment grade credit rating at risk. "I'm very uncomfortable because areas where ministers do not perform have not been touched", Gwede Mantashe, the influential ANC secretary general, said . [Full Article...]

Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing Sueno said he performed his governmental duties with the "blessings of President Duterte". In a statement issued Wednesday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Cuy's appointment is "effective immediately". There were reports however that another ranking official is set to be axed by Duterte. He said that he gave them another chance to reform, considering he does not want infighting... [Full Article...]


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