• Backed fighters make slow advance into ISIS pocket in Syria
Backed fighters make slow advance into ISIS pocket in Syria

The Kurdish-led SDF with the backing of the US -led coalition has launched a crushing offensive to eliminate the IS from the eastern Euphrates River region in eastern Syria since September previous year. Bali said that "if as we advance, we notice there are civilians, we will do all we can to evacuate them from the battlefield". Suspected jihadis...

Read more

  • Google doodle marks 30th birthday of World Wide Web
Google doodle marks 30th birthday of World Wide Web

First proposed by Sir Tim as an information management system in 1989 while he was working for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research ( CERN ), around half of the world's population is now online. Though the World Wide Web has only been around for a few decades, it's practically impossible to imagine life without it today. "Against the back...

Read more

  • Dick Cheney confronts Pence about administration's foreign policy
Dick Cheney confronts Pence about administration's foreign policy

The string of critical questions from Cheney injected drama into what is normally a staid affair. Cheney's remarks, which were first reported Monday by The Washington Post , were confirmed by a person in the room. The former vice president specifically slammed the USA for suspending joint military drills with South Korea and for Trump's allege...

Read more

  • U.S. threatens to withhold intel if Germany uses Huawei's 5G technology
U.S. threatens to withhold intel if Germany uses Huawei's 5G technology

The US will limit the amount of intelligence it shares with Germany's security agencies if Huawei builds the country's 5G infrastructure, a report said. "This could in the future jeopardise nimble cooperation and some sharing of information". Huawei and ZTE already face restrictions on the American domestic market, while USA officials are leaning o...

Read more

  • US to withdraw embassy personnel from Venezuela
US to withdraw embassy personnel from Venezuela

Early Monday, an explosion rocked a power station in the Baruta area of Caracas . Cuba's influence on the country is now so strong that many of Maduro's advisors and security officials may not be under his orders, Pompeo said. Much of Venezuela has been without electricity for going on five days now due to a power outage that the government blam...

Read more

  • Sheriff: Mom killed 11-year-old to keep her from having sex
Sheriff: Mom killed 11-year-old to keep her from having sex

According to the report , Rivera said she didn't see her daughter having sex with the man, nor did the girl tell her she was having sex. Witnesses told detectives the child denied having sex with anyone. While being interviewed by detectives, Rivera reportedly said that a man named David "Gump" Harris stabbed her daughter and fled on foot. The...

Read more

  • Pelosi says Trump 'not worth impeaching' as it would be too divisive
Pelosi says Trump 'not worth impeaching' as it would be too divisive

Still, her comments will nearly certainly infuriate the far-left wing of the party, which has been clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings over controversies ensnaring the Trump administration. Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., made headlines in January for saying about the president that "we're going to impeach this mother***er" at a Move...

Read more

  • Algerian president withdraws bid for re-election
Algerian president withdraws bid for re-election

The announcement was greeted with celebratory hooting of auto horns in the streets of Algiers. The army will likely rely on respected figures like Brahimi, and old friend of Bouteflika , to mediate. The Gulfstream 4SP, registration 7T-VPM, had not been tracked leaving Algeria since Algerian authorities announced in February that Bouteflika had t...

Read more

  • PM Imran Khan lauds Iran's stance of supporting Kashmiris
PM Imran Khan lauds Iran's stance of supporting Kashmiris

Iran and Iraq fought a devastating 1980-88 war but the 2003 US -led invasion of Iraq that ousted Saddam Hussein prompted a long Sunni Islamist insurgency during which Iran's regional sway rose at the expense of the United States. Trump made a snap December trip to Iraq and made comments that US forces should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on Iran, s...

Read more

  • May secures legally binding changes to Brexit deal, government claims
May secures legally binding changes to Brexit deal, government claims

She declined to appear at an urgent question called by the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who said parliament would not tolerate further delay. The Government has secured "legally-binding" changes to the Brexit deal after Theresa May made a last-minute dash to Strasbourg for talks on the eve of a crucial vote in the House of Commons.

Read more

  • Trump 2020 budget projects big deficits despite spending cuts
Trump 2020 budget projects big deficits despite spending cuts

But it would not balance the budget between spending and expected taxpayer funds for 15 years, long after Trump leaves office, even if he does win re-election next year. "Instead of investing in OH communities so they can grow and create jobs, President Trump is asking Ohioans to pay for tax cuts for millionaires by gutting Great Lakes programs a...

Read more

  • Theresa May's statement on Brexit assurances
Theresa May's statement on Brexit assurances

If MPs reject a no-deal scenario, there will be a further voted on Thursday on extending Article 50 beyond the current March 29 deadline. 'The approach we need to take is to get together and vote to deliver on the result and then we won't need to have any votes on what happens next'.

Read more

  • Woman gets clawed by jaguar while trying to take selfie with it
Woman gets clawed by jaguar while trying to take selfie with it

Kristy Morcum, a spokeswoman for the zoo, told the news outlet that the woman loved the zoo and "feels awful about the bad publicity the zoo is getting regarding the incident". "I hear this young girl screaming, 'help, help, help, ' and without thinking, I just run over there", Mr Adam Wilkerson, who was at the zoo, told a local news station.

Read more

  • S. Korea’s military closely tracking Pyongyang for possible ‘missile launch’
S. Korea’s military closely tracking Pyongyang for possible ‘missile launch’

In his interview with ABC and in another with Fox News Channel, Bolton appeared to rule out any partial deal with North Korea and said Trump had proposed a "big deal" at the Hanoi summit under which North Korea would completely denuclearize and also give up its chemical and biological weapons.

Read more

  • Bodies of Italian, British climbers found on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'
Bodies of Italian, British climbers found on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

Pakistan dispatched helicopters carrying four rescuers led by Spanish mountaineer Alex Txikon, despite the closure of its airspace amid tensions with neighboring India over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Mr Pontecorvo said the bodies were in a place that was hard to reach, but everything possible would be done to try to recover t...

Read more

  • MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal in second meaningful vote
MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal in second meaningful vote

The Daily Telegraph said May met her senior aides Monday to decide whether to replace Tuesday's vote on her Brexit deal with a conditional motion, which would set out the kind of Brexit deal that would be acceptable to Parliament. The agreement was struck over more than a year of tough negotiations, and covers Britain's financial settlement, ex...

Read more

  • Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' podcast, will not get a new trial
Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' podcast, will not get a new trial

Syed's trial counsel's performance was deficient under the Strickland v. Washington standard in failing to investigate the alibi witness", the four judges on the court wrote in their conclusion. The obstacles to getting a new trial are simply too great. We think just the opposite is true. Judges agreed that, yes, Syed's attorney at the time, Cri...

Read more

  • Trump defends 'Tim Apple' comment, says he was saving time
Trump defends 'Tim Apple' comment, says he was saving time

Cook for his "big investment" in the USA and referred to the tech executive with a new nickname " Tim Apple ". But now Trump is arguing that the whole incident is "fake news", according to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan . "I just thought, why would you lie about that". "You've really put a big investment in our country", Trump told Cook. The "...

Read more

  • Moment diver was swallowed and then spat out by mammoth whale
Moment diver was swallowed and then spat out by mammoth whale

Mr Schimpf instantly held his breath, fearing the whale was going to dive down with him and spit him out deep below the surface. "And once I felt the pressure, I instantly knew that a whale had grabbed me", he recalled. Schimpf expressed his surprise and astonishment over finding the mammal out of nowhere, as whales would usually be spotted by the ...

Read more

  • 'He said, he said' - Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?
'He said, he said' - Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?

The president has been unequivocal in his assertion that Cohen was lying to Congress and has repeatedly undermined his former attorney's credibility. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. Trump's attorneys had edited his 2017 testimony to the Senate about the timing of the project. Krishnamoorthi also said Cohen was "specific"...

Read more