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Author: 0 Pentagon didn't need Donald Trump's permission to drop massive bomb in Afghanistan

On Thursday evening, the USA military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb, on an IS complex in Achin district of the mountainous province bordering Pakistan . "The strike has destroyed an IS headquarters, three IS hideouts along with several bunkers and deep tunnels as well as huge amount of weapons and ammunition", the Afghanistan Defence Ministry statement said.

Global Media Mixing Business with Presidency, Ivanka Trump Sees Profits in China
Author: 0 Mixing Business with Presidency, Ivanka Trump Sees Profits in China

The New York Daily News reports that it isn't the first time that Ivanka's business interest and the White House have colluded. -China summit at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. AP reported that building a brand while carrying out government service is not illegal but criminal conflict of interest law prohibits federal officials, like Ivanka Trump and her husband, from participating in government matters that could impact their own financial interest ...

Global Media May Calls For Early UK Elections As Brexit Looms
Author: 0 May Calls For Early UK Elections As Brexit Looms

But turnout would really have to fall massively to substantially impact on the legitimacy of May's new administration, and anyway any such deficit would doubtless be compensated for by her being able to claim the fabled "personal mandate" that all hitherto unelected prime ministers are said (with no good constitutional reason, mind you) to crave.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike leader sent to solitary

An Israeli minister has called for the execution of prominent Palestinian prisoner Marwan Bargouti, as more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have been since Monday on a hunger strike in a bid to improve their conditions in the Israeli jails.

Author: 0 US defense chief says NKorea 'recklessly tried to provoke'

In announcing Mattis's trip, the Pentagon said last week he would be discussing ways to "defeat extremist terror organizations". On Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Mattis. And a US airstrike April 11 killed 18 fighters associated with a USA -supported Syrian rebel group. Mattis said that the USA -led anti-ISIS coalition and Russian Federation are in contact over their operations in Syria to avoid unintended collisions between the two parties.

Global Media Syria resumes reciprocal evacuations after deadly bombing
Author: 0 Syria resumes reciprocal evacuations after deadly bombing

More than 118 people were killed and 224 others injured on Saturday after a bomber blew up an explosive-laden vehicle at the site. According to Tasnim dispatches, 45 buses carrying some 3,000 civilians, left Foua and Kefraya in the northwestern province of Idlib early on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Mass protests take place across South Africa against President Jacob Zuma

The called on South Africans and also Zuma's African National Congress (ANC) party to join the protest "to exert enough pressure that President Zuma will do the honourable thing and resign". But the once all-powerful party has lost popularity in recent years and slipped to 55 percent of the vote in last year's local elections - its worst ever result.

Global Media First female Boston Marathon runner does it again 50 years later
Author: 0 First female Boston Marathon runner does it again 50 years later

This isn't Granville's first marathon either - he used a hand-bike to compete in marathons in Boston, Chicago, Detroit and NY despite his injury but didn't use a bike this time around. Jordan Hasay from US, who was making her debut in marathon clocked 2:23.00 for third place. In fact, the received wisdom was that running would rob women of their only attribute - that they could breed - and if a delicate flower was to so much jog to the bus stop her womb might fall out.

Author: 0 Mike Pence 'America First' trade policy focus of Japan trip

He spoke of recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan as evidence of President Trump's "strength and resolve ". Two North Korean soldiers watched Mr Pence closely as he visited the demilitarised zone on Monday, with one taking photographs of the visiting leader.

Global Media Thousands of Britons to be hit by Australian visa clampdown
Author: 0 Thousands of Britons to be hit by Australian visa clampdown

Mr Dutton said he wanted to ensure companies were still able to fill "genuine" gaps in the labour market with foreign workers. "This only works to promote employment of Australians, which should be our priority, if you put a big investment into skills and training and this government has taken billions out of skills and training".

Global Media China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment'
Author: 0 China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment'

After inspecting an honor guard, Kim, in a black suit, watched the parade pour into Kim Il-Sung Square, accompanied by top military and party leaders, state television showed in a live broadcast. The communist country has been regularly conducting nuclear and missile tests defying United Nations' resolutions and sanctions. Han warned that North Korea has a "powerful nuclear deterrent" in hand and "will not keep our arms crossed in the face of a USA pre-emptive strike".

Global Media Lovely's decision to join BJP is an act of betrayal: Congress
Author: 0 Lovely's decision to join BJP is an act of betrayal: Congress

As for Lovely's statement that the party central leadership was unresponsive to the complaints of workers and leaders, he reminded the former minister that it was party president Sonia Gandhi who had stepped in to save his job when Dikshit had made up her mind to sack him from the government.

Author: 0 Malcolm Turnbull to abolish 457 immigration work visas

The 457 visa was introduced in the 1990s to expedite the entry of business professionals and highly skilled migrants but over time it was opened up to include a broad suite of workers. According to a Department of Immigration and Border Protection spokesperson, the comprehensive evidence of recent labour market testing is already a requirement of the existing 457 visa program.

Global Media US considers shooting North Korea test missiles out of the sky
Author: 0 US considers shooting North Korea test missiles out of the sky

Pence's meeting in Seoul with business leaders comes before he heads to Tokyo later on Tuesday, where he will meet Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso and kick off talks that Washington hopes will open doors for USA -made products. You look at different things over the years with President Obama. "North Korea is a problem". "War can break out as a result of confrontation between two personalities - Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un", Kiselyov said.

Global Media Russia's Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey referendum
Author: 0 Russia's Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received a warm congratulation from his counterpart, U.S. President Donald Trump, shortly after his referendum win. " Turkey is sliding towards a semi-authoritarian system under one-man rule". Erdogan argues that concentration of power in the presidency is needed to prevent instability.

Author: 0 Almost 500000 Civilians Displaced in Six Months of Mosul Campaign

According to the statement , there are still some 500,000 people trapped in their homes in the IS-controlled neighborhoods in the western side of Mosul , including 400,000 in the densely populated old city center. Losing Mosul would be a major blow to IS, but would not mark the end of the war against the jihadists. It said that al-Hakim used to be among the ranks of al-Qaeda and its Syrian branch Nusra Front.

Author: 0 North Korea's attempted missile launch failed, report says

According to the newspaper, Kim showed off "a lot" of its newest missiles, including a submarine-launched ballistic missile and a land-based missile, which theoretically could reach all of the United States. On friday, China again called for talks to defuse the crisis. Mr Johnson said: "We stand alongside our worldwide partners in making clear that North Korea must adhere to United Nations resolutions created to secure peace and stability in the region and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons".

Author: 0 British pound jumps higher after election is called

Britain started the formal process of leaving the European Union last month, but negotiations are not due to begin for weeks - giving the prime minister a narrow window for a lightning election campaign. The Brexit negotiations are expected to start in June. Commenting on the pound on Tuesday, Chancellor Philip Hammond said that the jump demonstrated "the confidence that the markets have in the future for this country under a Tory Government with a new mandate".

Author: 0 Chinese economy grows 6.9 pc in first quarter

Average new home prices rose 10.3% in March from a year earlier, compared with a 10.6% increase in February. Medium-to-long term loans to households - pretty well a euphemism for mortgage debt - grew by 800 billion yuan ($150 billion) in March, the quickest monthly growth ever recorded.

Global Media Progressives see reason for optimism after near-win in Georgia
Author: 0 Progressives see reason for optimism after near-win in Georgia

Polls closed at 7 p.m., but the results have been delayed by what the Fulton County Board of Elections called a " rare technical error " with a memory card. Unofficial results from the Georgia secretary of state put Ossoff at 48 percent the vote. The second goal is to come in second and earn a clean one-on-one against the 30-year-old former congressional aide in a district that's nearly 10 percent more Republican than the rest of the country.

Global Media Nicola Sturgeon criticises Theresa May over early election
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon criticises Theresa May over early election

It will give the Scottish National Party, which grabbed dozens of seats from Labour in the 2015 national election a new chance to reissue its call for Scottish independence. The dual outcome, if polls are to be believed, is a effect of Brexit's dominance of the British political landscape and a testament to its power to divide the country even as May insists it is uniting the public.

Global Media Theresa May seeks Parliament's approval for snap election
Author: 0 Theresa May seeks Parliament's approval for snap election

Sterling rose to a four-month high against the USA dollar after the market bet that May would strengthen her parliamentary majority, which Deutsche Bank said would be a "game-changer" for the pound. "Now we will be much freer". Mrs May has urged the British people to "put their trust in me". But, after thinking "long and hard" during a walking holiday, she decided it was necessary to try to stop the opposition "jeopardizing" her work on Brexit.

Global Media VVIP Security Sparks Dlamini-Zuma Row
Author: 0 VVIP Security Sparks Dlamini-Zuma Row

Mbhele said by this, "Dlamini-Zuma is proving herself to be another Zuma from the start; using state resources and public money with no regard for the rules". African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addresses Africa Editors Forum, 24 Oct 2016. People think the ANC is corrupt for the simple reason that the ANC is actually corrupt.

Global Media North Korea: US Far More 'Vicious' And 'Aggressive' Under Trump
Author: 0 North Korea: US Far More 'Vicious' And 'Aggressive' Under Trump

Satellite images released on Thursday purportedly showed advanced preparations for a potential nuclear test at Punggye-ri in North Korea . North Korea's military is also heavily dug in, meaning it could be hard to find and destroy key targets, or to secure the North's nuclear weapons even if its leadership were attacked.

Author: 0 Israel Dismisses Hunger Strikers as 'Terrorists' & Won't Negotiate

Palestinians marked Monday as Prisoners' Day. The strike could also heighten Israeli-Palestinian tensions at a time of renewed USA attempts to restart stalled peace negotiations. Israel says it must be vigilant to prevent fresh violence, particularly following a wave of knife, gun and car-ramming attacks that erupted in October 2015.

Author: 0 Russian Federation suspends communication hotline with Pentagon after United States air strike on Syria

President Donald Trump ordered the strike in response to a chemical weapons attack against civilians earlier in the week, which USA officials say was carried out by the Assad government. "But Assad's principal backer is Russian Federation". "Without Russia's seven vetoes in the Security Council defying the views of other members of this council, Assad would now have faced sanctions and justice, " said Rycroft.

Author: 0 Security stepped up at churches in Egypt as Easter approaches

Referring to the need for increased security for the 550 churches in Assiut, he said: "Thank God, nothing has happened here so far but we are too little prepared for such events". A victim is seen on a stretcher after a bomb went off at a Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt , April 9, 2017. "The government should have taken these measures before the Coptic celebrations season and not after disaster struck", said Coptic lawyer Peter Naggar.

Author: 0 Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

Trump began the month by declaring, on April 2, that the USA would be willing to go it alone to restrain North Korea's nuclear weapons program should China fail to change the situation. Under rainfall, Pence later stood a few meters from the military demarcation line outside Freedom House, gazing at the North Korean soldiers across the border, and then peered at a deforested stretch of North Korea from a lookout post in the hillside.

Global Media North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade
Author: 0 North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

Earlier this week, as tensions worsened between Washington and Pyongyang, Trump ordered a US naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula in show of force. The timing of the test, coinciding with Pence's trip and a day after the military parade, would suggest deliberate defiance. Pyongyang's rogue atomic ambitions have come into sharp focus in recent weeks, with United States President Donald Trump vowing a tough stance against the North and ...

Global Media British PM calls for early general election on June 8
Author: 0 British PM calls for early general election on June 8

However, she became prime minister in the post-Brexit reshaping of the government through an internal party selection process, rather than a public vote. The vote on the motion for an early election will take place on Wednesday 19 April. The story of the election will run beyond the two big parties as well.

Global Media Rouhani says Iran needs
Author: 0 Rouhani says Iran needs "no one's permission" to build missiles

During a ceremony held to unveil the Defense Ministry's achievements, he said that Iran has never sought to attack any country, however peace is not a "one-way road". Mr Raisi is a judge and a cleric who is close to Ayatollah Khamenei, and was born into a religious family. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes part in a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., September 22, 2016.

Global Media TCS logs in 4.2% rise in Q4 net; expects better days ahead
Author: 0 TCS logs in 4.2% rise in Q4 net; expects better days ahead

The scrip, however, erased most of the early losses and closed down 0.30% at Rs2,301.75. It will be giving a 2-5 per cent wage hike for those outside the country. ".we will have to wait and see. There are a few verticals that have some lingering pressures, primarily coming from the retail segment", Gopinathan, who took over only in February, said.

Author: 0 UK PM May calls snap election for June 8

Although among British people, May has a high rating as prime minister, she only has a small majority in the House of Commons. May speaks from outside the prime minister's residence at 10 Downing Street, April 18, 2017. "I think actually it makes her look a little bit arrogant and a little bit complacent", said Liberal Democrat lawmaker Alistair Carmichael. Britain's place in the European Union will be at the forefront of the seven-week campaign, but Mrs May will also want endorsement for ...

Author: 0 Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

Security forces had been on the trail of the two men since December, Molins said. Despite officials giving no indication of who the men were targeting, the campaign team of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen linked the arrests to her planned campaign visit to Marseille on Wednesday.

Global Media Trump, Republicans face test in Georgia congressional race
Author: 0 Trump, Republicans face test in Georgia congressional race

UPDATE: There will definitely be a runoff, which didn't prevent Ossoff from declaring today's election "a victory for the ages". "We have Tom Perriello running in Virginia in June in a very competitive primary, we have Rob Quist running in a competitive special election in Montana", Green said, "and no matter what happens tonight, it's going to feed the energy of these other races".

Global Media Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians
Author: 0 Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

The 457 Visas have been replaced by two new ones, with tougher requirements to obtaining them. The new visa will also include a strengthened training obligation for employers sponsoring foreign skilled workers to provide enhanced training outcomes for Australians in high-need industries and occupations.

Author: 0 Gunman kills 3 in Fresno; suspect wanted in other case

Authorities spotted Muhammad running and took him into custody. Dyer said "this is exclusively based on race", and Muhammad wanted to kill as many white people as possible before going to jail. Muhammad's Facebook posts indicated "he does not like white people, and he has anti-government sentiments", the chief added. The suspect was wanted for the murder of a motel security guard who was unarmed when he was killed on Thursday.

Author: 0 'Powerful' USS Carl Vinson steams toward North Korea

The saga of the wayward carrier might never have come to light, had the Navy not posted a photograph on Monday of the Carl Vinson sailing through the Sunda Strait, which separates the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. The redirection had sparked fears about a preemptive USA strike should North Korea conduct a nuclear weapons test. The trip so far has been dominated by US and allies' concerns about North Korea's nuclear and missile development efforts.

Author: 0 Pence says working with allies to put pressure on North Korea

Tensions have been escalating on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US. Abe seems to be looking for a way to gently but firmly demand real actions from North Korea to back up their words, rather than the diplomatic merry-go-round the world has been riding with Pyongyang since the 1990s.

Author: 0 UK leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

She said this created risks for "our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability in the country". "In recent weeks Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach with the European Union".

Global Media Timeline: Ivanka Trump goes to Washington, and sales surge
Author: 0 Timeline: Ivanka Trump goes to Washington, and sales surge

It featured steak, fish, and included her father, President Trump. The comment follows reports Tuesday that Ivanka Trump secured two patents in China for her clothing line following a dinner meeting with China President Xi Jinping. "For their own sake and the country's, Ivanka and Jared should consider stepping away from China matters". As Ivanka Trump builds a new political career as an adviser to her father, the commercial engine of her lifestyle brand is going strong.

Global Media NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back 'bathroom bill'
Author: 0 NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back 'bathroom bill'

As it stands, only 22 states specifically protect consumers discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The selections for Division I championships can be found here. Rights groups criticized the NCAA for returning to North Carolina while its cities were still banned from passing anti-discrimination laws. The state responded by issuing a repeal of the bill.

Global Media High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff
Author: 0 High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

There were five Democrats, 11 Republicans, and two independents in the race; with no candidate winning a majority, the top two, regardless of party, go into the runoff, to be held June 20. As Trump carried out his Twitter barrage against Ossoff earlier Tuesday, a White House spokeswoman insisted the race wasn't a "referendum" on the president.

Global Media 'The sword stands ready': US VP Pence warns North Korea
Author: 0 'The sword stands ready': US VP Pence warns North Korea

Sure enough, after some interagency discussion, the Trump administration issued a short official statement in the name of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, calling Pyongyang's action another failed test and stating that the US government would have no further comment.

Author: 0 May calls snap United Kingdom election for June 8

The PM added: "We want the best possible hand, we want the best possible negotiating position with the European Union". In Conservative Party history, its rebels have tended to come from the Euroskeptic right wing of the party more than the moderate Europhiles.