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Fighters rage as skulking 'caliph' dodges the last stand of Isis

Fighters rage as skulking 'caliph' dodges the last stand of Isis Bali said three SDF fighters were wounded. The capture of Baghouz would mark the end of IS territorial control in the region and deal a death blow to the "caliphate", which once covered huge swathes of Syria and Iraq. Over the last few weeks, they poured out in greater numbers than expected, holding up the final assault . The US now has about 2,000 troops based in Syria to support the SDF a... [Full Article...]

River recedes after flooding 2,000 buildings

River recedes after flooding 2,000 buildings More rain is expected later this week, though. The Sonoma Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Guerneville is "officially an island " because all roads leading to it are covered by water. Some places were standing in 8 feet (2.44 metres) of water. "Anything that's been flooded you've got to rip it out, sanitize everything.and rebuild", he said, but added nonchalantly: "Everything's fixab... [Full Article...]

UNSC blacklists Osama bin Laden's son, seen as successor of Al Qaida

UNSC blacklists Osama bin Laden's son, seen as successor of Al Qaida Evanoff. Saudi Arabia's interior ministry announced that they had revoked his citizenship via a royal decree in November, however it is not known why it was only made public yesterday. In 2015, bin Laden released an audio message urging jihadists in Syria to unite, claiming that the fight in the war-torn country would pave the way to "liberating Palestine". [Full Article...]

House Judiciary Committee Chairman: It’s ‘very clear’ Trump committed obstruction of justice

Testimony by Michael Cohen , Trump's longtime personal lawyer, to the House oversight committee last week yielded new leads for committee investigators to follow as they probe whether the president engaged in corruption, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. [Full Article...]

Canada launches United States extradition of top Huawei executive

Canada launches United States extradition of top Huawei executive If a judge is satisfied with the evidence presented during the extradition hearing, he or she will authorise the individual be committed for extradition. Beijing yesterday voiced its "strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to Canada, which obstinately moves forward the so-called judicial extradition process". [Full Article...]

Trump vows executive order to protect free speech at universities

With special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation seemingly approaching its end, Mr Trump spoke of the "collusion delusion" and lashed out at newly empowered House Democrats who are opening new inquiries involving him. [Full Article...]

Lynne Patton: I was not a 'prop' at Michael Cohen hearing

Lynne Patton: I was not a 'prop' at Michael Cohen hearing Meadows seemed to have anticipated the racism claims against the president and came prepared with own secret weapon: Lynne Patton , an African-American political appointee at the U.S. "Mr. Cohen repeatedly testified that he did not seek employment in the White House following President Trump's election", they wrote. "To prop up one member of our entire race ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir; villagers flee homes

Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir; villagers flee homes India claimed that its air force targeted a camp of the Jaish-e-Muhammad group in Tuesday's airstrikes, which was blamed for the February 14 suicide bombing on Indian paramilitary troopers in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed some 40 people. [Full Article...]

Pakistan to restore key train service to India

Pakistan to restore key train service to India In Pakistan-administered Kashmir , a man and a boy were killed by Indian shelling in Nikyal, said Nasrullah Khan, a hospital official . In Pakistani-administered Kashmir, many displaced families urged the global community to play its role in resolving the issue of Kashmir so that they can live peacefully. [Full Article...]

Pakistani airspace closed for commercial flight operations: CAA

Pakistani airspace closed for commercial flight operations: CAA A screengrab of Flight Radar 24 depicting Pakistani airspace after it was closed for all commercial activities. One of the downed planes crashed in Pakistan's part of Kashmir while the other went down in Indian-controlled section of the Himalayan region, he said. [Full Article...]

Pakistan and India step back from the brink, but unease continues

Pakistan and India step back from the brink, but unease continues The decision to release Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan was not taken under pressure, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told BBC Urdu on Friday. In Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a man and a boy were killed by Indian shelling in Nikyal, said Nasrullah Khan, a hospital official. India accused Pakistan of harbouring the Jaish-e Mohammad group behind the attack, which... [Full Article...]

Indian, Pakistani Troops Exchanging 'Heavy Fire' Along Line of Control

Indian, Pakistani Troops Exchanging 'Heavy Fire' Along Line of Control I am happy that they have taken notice of the situation... "This is an India that will return the damage done by terrorists with interest", he said. He told the panel that the attempt by Pakistan Air Force to target military installations in India was unsuccessful as it was thwarted by the IAF which lost a jet in the fight back. [Full Article...]

Democrats in U.S. Congress take aim at Trump with multiple probes

Democrats in U.S. Congress take aim at Trump with multiple probes Cohen broke with Trump previous year and pleaded guilty to charges including that he lied to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russian Federation and made prohibited campaign contributions in the form of payments to two women who say they had affairs with Trump. [Full Article...]

Tusk urged to meet MPs on citizens' rights

Tusk urged to meet MPs on citizens' rights The UK scheduled departure date from the European Union is still 29 March - but that could be delayed if Theresa May fails to get her deal through Parliament in a vote she has promised will take place on or before 12 March. For now, everyone is waiting to see what May - and her attorney general, Geoffrey Cox - comes back with from her discussions with the EU. Mrs May has now promised that if... [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier Family: 'No Excuses' Can Erase Kim's Responsibility for Son's Death

Otto Warmbier Family: 'No Excuses' Can Erase Kim's Responsibility for Son's Death That countered Trump's comments that he took Kim Jong Un "at his word" he wasn't aware of Warmbier's treatment. Trump sparked a firestorm in Washington when he told reporters at the summit's conclusion that he believed Kim's claim that he didn't know what happened to Warmbier during his detention. [Full Article...]

Fabulously Fat Rat Rescued After Getting Stuck In Manhole Cover

Fabulously Fat Rat Rescued After Getting Stuck In Manhole Cover The German rat was discovered wedged in the grate in the early hours of the morning, and, in a attractive demonstration of the sanctity of all life, rather than just leave it there, a team of firefighters and animal control operatives freed the poor creature. [Full Article...]

Nigerians React To President Muhammadu Buhari’s Reelection

Nigerians React To President Muhammadu Buhari’s Reelection Challenger Atiku Abubakar received 11.2 million, or 41 percent. Some supporters of Mr Buhari took to the streets late on Tuesday in celebration.Some were pictured kissing Buhari's campaign posters. Hours after Buhari was declared victor, opposition leader Atiku Abubakar rejected the results and vowed a legal challenge. According to Mahmood, Buhari polled a total of 15,191,847 votes against A... [Full Article...]

Yeddyurappa faces backlash for saying air strikes will pay electoral dividend

Yeddyurappa faces backlash for saying air strikes will pay electoral dividend All Indians are sad over the death of soldiers in Pukwama suicide bomb attack and they are now praying for the release of Indian Air Force Pilot Abhinandan who is captured by Pakistan army. I strngly condemn this The family members of our martyrs are still mournig for their loss and Yeddyurappa is already calculating how many seats the BJP will win. [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau's Ex-Attorney General Alleges Meddling In Corruption Case

Justin Trudeau's Ex-Attorney General Alleges Meddling In Corruption Case The company faces fraud and corruption charges in relation to approximately C$48m ($36m; £28m) in bribes it is alleged to have offered to Libyan officials between 2001 and 2011, when Muammar Gaddafi was in power. The Privy Council clerk also challenges Wilson-Raybould's assertion that solicitor-client privilege prevents her from responding to allegations. He also repeated that both him and his... [Full Article...]

What to watch during the Trump-Kim Vietnam summit

What to watch during the Trump-Kim Vietnam summit The two-day Hanoi summit comes eight months after the two leaders first met in Singapore last June and signed a four-point agreement to build new ties, establish a peace regime on the Korean peninsula, work towards full denuclearisation and return war remains. [Full Article...]


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