Kurdish group in near full control of Syria's Hasaka city

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Thursday its forces taking part in an operation to capture the city of Manbij from Islamic State had returned to their bases after the mission was successfully completed. Turkey demands that Kurdish fighters ret... More..

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by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Biden said Syrian Kurdish militias, an important United States ally, would have to meet a Turkish demand by withdrawing to the eastern side of the Euphrates River in north-eastern...More..

by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Zimbabwe opposition parties unite for anti-Mugabe protest

Mugabe accused Western countries, including the United States, of sponsoring the protests. The story that appeared on a Nigeria news website said Mugabe was not happy that the 31-member team had failed to win...More..

Buhari lacks political will to rescue Chibokgirls - BBOG
by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Buhari lacks political will to rescue Chibokgirls - BBOG

Personnel of the Nigerian Police Force, Department of State Services (DSS) and some other security operatives, in similar fashion as on Monday, maintained a human barricade, preventing them access to the Presid...More..

Deadly quake hits central Italy, traps people under rubble
by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Deadly quake hits central Italy, traps people under rubble

About 270 people injured in Wednesday's quake were hospitalized, the Civil Protection department said, adding that about 5,000 people, including police, firefighters, army troops and volunteers, were involved i...More..

by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Turkey: 11 dead in vehicle bomb attack against police in Cizre

Security sources said earlier that the terror attack targeted the checkpoint some 50 meters from riot police unit headquarters in Sirnak's Cizre town. Hundreds of security force members, militants and even civi...More..

by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

She also warned against the influence of some of the newest additions to the Trump campaign, saying "what we appreciate about Trump is that he hasn't been a politician, and I would hope the people around him ...More..

by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

Superintendent Cassius Cash, and Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Chairman, Leon Downey provided remarks to the crowd of over 400 park employees, partners, and local tourism officials. Jewell told The Associa...More..

Not A Big Worry, Says Manohar Parrikar On Scorpene Submarines Data Leak
by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Not A Big Worry, Says Manohar Parrikar On Scorpene Submarines Data Leak

While media reports from France have said that the documents were " stolen " by a former DCNS employee, India has not received anything in writing. Mr. "There has never been a breach in the many decades in wh...More..

PM Narendra Modi announces task force to prepare for next three Olympics
by | Saturday, August 27, 2016

PM Narendra Modi announces task force to prepare for next three Olympics

These included transparency, good governance, accountability, extensive use of technology, healthcare and development of agriculture. The next Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo in 2020. While India had sent...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Israel Retaliates Against Hamas After Gaza Rocket Explodes Near Homes in Sderot

Israeli army spokesperson Peter Lerner said Israeli forces retaliated to the rocket attack by hitting targets of the Hamas movement, which governs the besieged Gaza Strip . It was followed by a massive governm...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Turkey Launches Airstrikes, Artillery Fire In Cross-Border Incursion Into Syria

He pointed out that the second goal is to prevent Syrian Kurds from taking control of the area after IS clear-out. Turkish army tanks make their way in the Syrian border town of Jarablus as it is pictured fro...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Louisiana governor: Donald Trump's visit 'helpful'

In East Baton Rouge Parish, residents emerged from their homes to wave at Trump's motorcade, some with gloved hands dirty from their house-gutting work. "I've had a great history with Louisiana". Nobody underst...More..

12 killed in American University attack in Kabul
by | Friday, August 26, 2016

12 killed in American University attack in Kabul

But near midnight, though the sounds of gunfire had ebbed, there were still occasional outbursts, and officials said they were still unsure how many attackers might still be alive, and how many people might sti...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent

What they say: Republican lawmakers have sent a letter asking a federal prosecutor to consider perjury charges. Namely, that "more than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary gave money to Clinton Foun...More..

Pentagon: Exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'
by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Pentagon: Exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'

Cook says the warnings were communicated to the Syrians through the Russian military. Fighting raged in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah as YPG militants launched a major attack on last remaining reg...More..

Post Office to Issue First Stamp for Hindu Holiday
by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Post Office to Issue First Stamp for Hindu Holiday

The stamp design is a photograph featuring a traditional Diya oil lamp lit, sitting on a sparkling gold background. Maloney said the stamp was long overdue as Diwali was celebrated by millions around the worl...More..

Turkish troops to stay until Syrian army regains control
by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Turkish troops to stay until Syrian army regains control

Kerry and Lavrov will be meeting just days after Turkish forces allied with Syrian Arab rebels and backed by USA air power pushed into Syria to retake Jarablus, a border town held by Islamic State militants, wh...More..

CBI Survey: UK Retail Sales Recover Strongly in August
by | Friday, August 26, 2016

CBI Survey: UK Retail Sales Recover Strongly in August

The reading was much stronger than the industry's own forecast, which put the expected balance for August at -12. It follows hard data from the Office for National Statistics, showing retail sales volumes inc...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

German business confidence drops unexpectedly, survey shows

The sharp decline contrasted with a negligible drop in July when business leaders surprised forecasters by appearing to shrug off anxiety over Britain's pro-Brexit vote. At the same time, rock-bottom interest r...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Differing conclusions drawn from higher Scottish deficit figures

This would reduce tax revenue, an in turn public spending. "So Scotland faces a choice, do we allow that situation to become harder by being taken out of the European Union, or do we seek ways of protecting o...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally

Brexit also has significance when it comes to recent national polling that shows Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonCoulter: It's a "mistake" for Trump to soften on immigration UK's Nigel Farage says he'll sp...More..

by | Friday, August 26, 2016

ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller's heartbreaking never-before-seen video message from captivity

ISIS at one point offered to spare Mueller for 5 million euros ($5.63 million) and the release of Pakistani prisoners in America. Earlier this week, in an interview with ABC News , her parents Marsha and Car...More..

Turkish Tanks entered Syria and Started Firing Towards IS groups
by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Turkish Tanks entered Syria and Started Firing Towards IS groups

Jarablus, which lies on the western bank of the Euphrates River where it crosses from Turkey into Syria, is one of the last important IS-held towns between Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria. Authoritie...More..

Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser
by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser

She didn't hold back, saying the property tycoon reminded her of the character played by pig-tailed actress Patty McCormack in the classic 1956 thriller 'The Bad Seed '. "She is shy and she's not the greatest ...More..

by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Trump's terrorism plan mixes Cold War concepts and limits on immigrants

He said that individuals from countries where Islamic extremists hold sway would be prevented from entering the United States - for the time being, at least. He said that as president, he would call on the St...More..

by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal

In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 photo, Martin Corena, acting commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's southern bloc, FARC, addresses his troops in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. F...More..

The AFP is searching parliament today over NBN leaks
by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

The AFP is searching parliament today over NBN leaks

In June, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Martin Parkinson found an opinion piece by NBN chairman Switkowski defending the AFP investigation had been a breach of the caretaker conve...More..

by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Quake strikes central Italy, bringing down buildings and killing at least six

Renzi said 34 people died in Le Marche, the rest from the other towns. "What can I tell you?" A series of aftershocks struck towns in the region, toppling scores of buildings, according to reports. Deaths w...More..

Turkey launches new artillery strikes at IS in Syria
by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Turkey launches new artillery strikes at IS in Syria

He said rebels had recently successfully removed ISIS from al-Rai, another Syrian town on the Turkish border being used as a transit point by the terror group, and said Turkey would continue to give support to ...More..

by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Iran calls in Russian airstrikes on Syria

On August 18, Russian planes left Iran. Iran's parliament on Tuesday pushed back against the military after it appeared to dismiss civilian oversight following Russia's use of an Iranian air base to launch ...More..

by | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bangkok just felt aftershock of Myanmar quake

The epicenter is in an area where earthquakes are fairly common, but usually don't cause many casualties because there are no large densely populated cities. A powerful 6.7 magnitude quake struck several parts ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Armed groups recruit over 650 children in S

Peacekeepers retrieved Machar and his group from the town of Dungu, near to the border of South Sudan , sources told VOA's South Sudan In Focus. Hundreds of people died after Machar and President Salva Kii...More..

Gaza children protest Israel's abduction of
by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gaza children protest Israel's abduction of "humanity's rescuer"

Abu Zuhri called on the global community to bear its responsibility over such "practices which could have risky consequences". Shin Bet announced that Burish confessed to the charges against him this week a...More..

Israel charges United Nations employee in Gaza Strip for assisting Hamas
by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Israel charges United Nations employee in Gaza Strip for assisting Hamas

The relief group's manager of operations in Gaza, Mohammad El Halabi, was arrested by Israel on June 15. The Palestinian aid worker was listed as the official Save the Children contact for two programmes carr...More..

by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Over 650 children recruited by armed groups in South Sudan this year

The capital Juba was hit with violence in July, where over 140 rival militias died and experts fear that the world's newest nation will fall back into civil war unless both sides look to work on strengthening a...More..

by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mike Pence Stops And Gets A Quick Trim In Norristown

The vice presidential nominee and IN governor will speak around 4 p.m.at Worth & Company IN Pipersville, Pennsylvania. Pence, who is governor of IN, last visited North Carolina on August 4, when he spoke to a...More..

South Korea War Games Begin Despite Threats From North Korea
by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

South Korea War Games Begin Despite Threats From North Korea

The exercise always triggers a spike in tensions on the divided Korean peninsula, and this year it coincides with particularly volatile cross-border relations following a series of high-profile defections. Tens...More..

by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

State trooper manual has section on deaf people

Neighbors who were present at the scene told local station WCNC that Harris' auto reportedly "spun out of control" and that Harris "was shot nearly immediately after exiting the vehicle". They believe he was ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clinton up big on Trump in Virginia

Clinton said that it "absolutely makes no sense" to spread the rumors about her health. In recent days, some of Clinton's critics, such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani , have questioned whether h...More..

by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump on Jimmy Kimmel; Calls His Campaign 'Wacky'

Just Monday a trove of emails from Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, showed favors for high-dollar contributors to the Clinton Foundation were requested repeatedly. Clinton performs better with her base ...More..

Young father killed after meeting woman on popular dating app
by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Young father killed after meeting woman on popular dating app

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 6:43 p.m., Auburndale police officers responded to the report of a suspicious death at 722 Sunset Avenue, Apartment #3, in Auburndale. While driving away from the ...More..

Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people
by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people

He began having a severe headache two weeks ago on the same day his family traveled to Orlando for a vacation. Doctors said being in Orlando for treatment helped save DeLeon's life. Eventually, the samples ca...More..

Is Mayawati's Dalit-Muslim outreach turning away Brahmins?
by | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Is Mayawati's Dalit-Muslim outreach turning away Brahmins?

She accused the Modi Government of raising issues of cow slaughter and "love jehad" to keep the minorities "under fear" as well as of being "anti-Dalit". She also slammed the media for reports against her party...More..

by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Team Clinton Believes Trump Would Fail His Own Immigration Test

US immigration officials already vet potential immigrants , conducting background checks on those who seek to live or work in America. He indicated that the "test" would be directed mainly at MUSlims from ...More..

Kirk: Obama 'acting like drug dealer in chief' in Iran deal
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kirk: Obama 'acting like drug dealer in chief' in Iran deal

Kirk, talking to the editorial board of The State Journal-Register on Tuesday, was critical of the cash payment. "We've gone from not negotiating with terrorists to paying a ransom to the leading state spon...More..

KC water park to reopen Wednesday after fatal accident
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

KC water park to reopen Wednesday after fatal accident

The Star reported investigators have removed portions of the netting over the part of the slide before ride ends in a pool. Officer Cameron Morgan, a police spokesman, said no police report about the incident...More..

US, Russia to seek Syria deal in Geneva next week
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

US, Russia to seek Syria deal in Geneva next week

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner had previously said Russian Federation might be violating the resolution by using Iranian territory to launch airstrikes in Syria . "So that element of it is not new", ...More..

by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Turkey wedding attack victims mostly children

A series of attacks have happened in Turkey in the past year usually claimed by Kurdish militants linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party or blamed on ISIS. Among the most deadly attacks was a bombing a...More..

At America's Prisons, Ramen More Precious Than Cigarettes
by | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

At America's Prisons, Ramen More Precious Than Cigarettes

Ramen noodles are becoming an increasingly valuable commodity in US prisons-where they are even more popular than tobacco. " Punitive frugality is not a formal prison policy", Gibson-Light wrote in his study...More..