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Author: 0 Mosul battle: New Iraqi push on IS-held city centre

British Major General Rupert Jones, who is the deputy commander of the Combined Joint Task Force said that with help from the US-led coalition Iraqi forces were more successful in eliminating militants trapped in the city. "It's a desperate situation for these people; they are being moved across the country to different areas to be housed". "The situation is a disaster", said Omar Saabr Hussein, who was among a group of western Mosul residents making their way out Thursday along a highway ...

Global Media Netherlands opposes Turkish referendum rally in Rotterdam
Author: 0 Netherlands opposes Turkish referendum rally in Rotterdam

During the call, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu once again expressed dissatisfaction over Germany's decisions to his counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, the sources said. "It can not go on like that", Turkey's chief diplomat said. "Then we best demonstrate most clearly the difference between us and an autocracy on its way to dictatorship when we show that freedom of opinion, freedom of assembly and, of course, press freedom applies to all", Roth said.

Global Media North Korea's nuclear threat reaction to United States drills
Author: 0 North Korea's nuclear threat reaction to United States drills

Rgmt. are now on a nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea as part of the USA commitment to the defense of the Asian ally against the North's aggression, it said . expressed commitment to its Asian ally. Trump on Twitter in early January said North Korea's claim that is was in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the US was an empty threat and that it would "never happen".

Global Media N. Korea hits out at United States over possible terror listing
Author: 0 N. Korea hits out at United States over possible terror listing

Kim Jong-nam's death has strained ties between Malaysia and North Korea, with Kuala Lumpur announcing on Thursday it would scrap visa-free entry for North Koreans from next Monday. Swabs of the dead man's face revealed traces of VX, a synthetic chemical so deadly that it is classed as a weapon of mass destruction. "I think North Korea must learn to respect other countries", he told reporters after attending a closed-door meeting with Sabah UMNO leaders at the Sabah UMNO Building, here.

Global Media Sakshi Malik Upset With Haryana Government For Not Fulfilling Promises
Author: 0 Sakshi Malik Upset With Haryana Government For Not Fulfilling Promises

March 05 (ANI): The Congress on Sunday lambasted the Haryana Government over Sakshi Malik's claim, saying that if they made promises for cheap popularity they should fulfill it when the time comes. "We gave her 2.5 crore rupee cheque on the day she stepped here after winning the medal". Yet, going by Sakshi's tweets on Saturday, the promises are yet to be fulfilled.

Global Media North Korean arrested in Kim Jong Nam killing released
Author: 0 North Korean arrested in Kim Jong Nam killing released

Malaysia has insisted that the laws of the country will be followed and has refused to release the body of Kim Jong-nam to the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur , while waiting for next of kin to come forward. Khalid said the arrest warrant issued Friday was for 37-year-old Kim Uk Il, who works for Air Koryo, North Korea's national carrier. Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali said there is "not enough evidence to prosecute him".

Global Media 7 treated for exposure to toxic agents near Mosul — Red Cross
Author: 0 7 treated for exposure to toxic agents near Mosul — Red Cross

Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the west Mosul neighborhood of Wadi Hajar on Friday, March 3, inflicting substantial losses, Lt. Gen. The Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition had recaptured the eastern side of the Daesh bastion in January after 100 days of fighting. "It's a struggle between two political parties but the victims are the Yazidis", said 19-year from the town of Khanasor where the clashes took place.

Global Media Cyber crime unit to probe Class XII paper leak
Author: 0 Cyber crime unit to probe Class XII paper leak

A total of 11.34 lakh students from the Mumbai divisional board, which includes Thane, Palghar and Raigad, appeared for the exam. DNA had reported (in its March 4 issue) that several purported versions of the SP paper were doing the rounds on WhatsApp on Friday evening.

Author: 0 Malaysia to end visa waiver program with North Korea

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the expulsion of North Korea's ambassador was to warn Pyongyang that they can not manipulate Malaysia's investigation into Kim Jong Nam's murder. Relations between Malaysia and North Korea, who have maintained friendly ties for decades, have soured since the killing of Kim Jong Nam. North Korea has denied any role and accused Malaysia of bias.

Global Media Scottish opposition insists no new independence vote
Author: 0 Scottish opposition insists no new independence vote

As May prepares for divorce talks with her European Union counterparts, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland was moving closer to its own breakup from the U.K. "Indeed the economic case for the Union has never been stronger". It also voted by 62 per cent for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union past year, while the UK-wide vote was to leave, which Sturgeon seized upon.

Global Media International Women's Day 2017 why do we celebrate?
Author: 0 International Women's Day 2017 why do we celebrate?

The white women of means who primarily made up the suffragette movement in the early 1900s often, at best, ignored the needs of women of color and, at worst, were flat-out racist . Because we owe it to ourselves, and to future women everywhere, to resist. On social media and on its website, the group offered several ways for supporters to participate in the strike, including by wearing red, not spending money except at businesses owned by women or minorities, and by taking the day off from ...

Author: 0 Mosul: Seven hospitalised for exposure to chemical agents amid Iraqi battle

The suspected use of chemical weapons comes as rapidly increasing flow of people pours out of western Mosul , fleeing fierce battles between Iraqi security forces and ISIL fighters. An Iraqi special-forces soldier smokes as he takes a break during a battle between Iraqi soldiers and ISIS militants in Mosul , Iraq, March 1, 2017.

Author: 0 Iraqis fled west Mosul in 10 days

Iraqi police commanders revealed the terror group's latest atrocity as the government army storms into west Mosul. On Wednesday, a top-ranking USA military official said that around 2,000 IS fighters remained positioned in and around west Mosul, defending the last portions of their former Iraqi bastion.

Author: 0 Investigators suspect bribes paid for Rio Games

Frankie Fredericks was being investigated on Friday after being paid nearly $300,000 by the disgraced son of Lord Coe's predecessor as head of world athletics on the same day Rio was awarded the 2016 Olympics - in a vote for which he was a scrutineer.

Global Media Juppe waits in wings if embattled Fillon quits French race
Author: 0 Juppe waits in wings if embattled Fillon quits French race

Jacques Myard, a member of the French National Assembly from The Republicans (LR) party told Sputnik that the results of the polls could be a manipulation. Le Pen's fractious relationship with Europe was further exacerbated Thursday when MEPs voted to rescind her parliamentary immunity over a case involving violent images she posted on Twitter .

Author: 0 North Korea's Front Companies Invested In China, Reported By UN

About 60% of Chinese tourists visit South Korea by themselves, while about half reportedly used domestic travel agencies to purchase tickets. The political turmoil in South Korea over the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye is exposing a sharp division in the country over national security policy, with conservatives voicing strong support for the USA alliance and progressives who want to maintain friendly ties with China.

Author: 0 Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador in wake of Kim Jong Nam murder

Kim was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 after two women allegedly smeared banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent on his face. On Friday, Malaysia's national police chief said the North Korean held in connection with the case had been released. Once deemed heir apparent to his late father, Kim Jong Il, who ruled the country from 1994 to 2011, Kim Jong Nam lived in a de facto exile after falling out of favor with him.

Global Media Lethbridge sisters missing for 30 years found alive in US
Author: 0 Lethbridge sisters missing for 30 years found alive in US

When they disappeared, Anna Hakze had reportedly cut ties with her family and was in some financial turmoil. Two Canadian sisters who went missing more than 30 years ago have been found safe in the USA and reportedly told police officers that they didn't even know they were the subjects of a decades-long missing persons search (photo below).

Global Media Eagles soar to quarter-final berth at Las Vegas Sevens
Author: 0 Eagles soar to quarter-final berth at Las Vegas Sevens

Canada had lost to South Africa on Day 1, but beat Wales meaning they had to beat France to advance out of the pool stages. Speedster Siviwe Soyizwapi put the South Africans in the lead early in the second half, before Liam McNamara levelled matters for Australia in the 11th minute.

Global Media China cuts growth goal, puts focus on reform and
Author: 0 China cuts growth goal, puts focus on reform and "firewall" against risks

China's defense spending increased by 7.6 percent to $146 billion in 2016 after the budget had regularly increased by double digits every year since 2010. "The strengthening of Chinese capabilities benefits the preservation of peace and security in this region, and not the opposite", Ms Fu added. China will "forcefully optimise business environment for foreign investors", lower the barriers to entry in services, manufacturing, mining and allow foreign companies to raise funds in China's ...

Author: 0 Chicago grandmother guilty in torture death of 8-year-old granddaughter

Gizzell died of strangulation in the summer of 2013, but an autopsy also showed she suffered from blunt force trauma, child neglect and "evil" child abuse, Clay said as court spectators sobbed quietly. "She was unable to overcome what was on her plate". A judge found a West Side grandmother guilty of murder Thursday after a bench trial determined that her 8-year-old granddaughter had died nearly four years ago from the severe and brutal abuse caused by the woman and the girl's late father, ...

Global Media 'Pence used private email account for state business'
Author: 0 'Pence used private email account for state business'

The former governor used to communicate with advisers about various matters, including the security of Indiana. The emails were released to the Star from the current governor's office, but some were not released due to their confidentiality, the Star reported.

Author: 0 Classes Cancelled in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools For Women's March Strike

Trump's inauguration. Women are encouraged to stay home from work, avoid shopping at certain businesses, and wear red to show their support. The one-day demonstration is being promoted by the group that put together the Women's March on January 21, when millions of women and men across the world mobilized for women's rights and in protest of the new Trump administration.

Global Media College basketball: Kentucky clinches SEC regular-season title, Vanderbilt upsets Florida
Author: 0 College basketball: Kentucky clinches SEC regular-season title, Vanderbilt upsets Florida

Game 9: 7 Vanderbilt/10 Texas A&M vs. 2 Florida, 7 p.m. Edrice Adebayo also helped provide a spark for the Wildcats.The 6-foot-10, 260 lb. power forward scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. · Kentucky trailed by as much as 15, at 19-4 with 12:09 to play. Dominique Hawkins came off the bench for a team-best eight points to go with three assists and one steal.

Global Media Premier Li Keqiang says China will resolutely oppose Taiwan independence
Author: 0 Premier Li Keqiang says China will resolutely oppose Taiwan independence

China will work to clear its skies by increasing investment in clean energy and punishing polluters, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday in comments aimed at mollifying public anger over chronic smog. That is a lower than in previous years amid a slowing economy and tensions in the South China Sea. China will raise its defence spending by about 7 percent this year.

Author: 0 Malaysia expels N. Korean envoy in wake of murder probe

The poisoning has unleashed a serious diplomatic battle between Malaysia and North Korea. "If you accept everything, you can live a good life in Malaysia", Ri said."This is when I realized that it was a trap. The South Korean government has accused the North Korean leader of ordering the killing of his half-brother. Experts say China wanted Kim Jong Nam to be a member of the North Korean leadership.

Author: 0 Malaysia rejects accusation of non-compliance with United Nations sanctions on DPRK

Fifteen hours after a diplomatic note was issued declaring North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol persona non grata, he has yet to make an appearance. Malaysia has also recalled its envoy to Pyongyang and cancelled a rare visa-free travel deal with North Korea. Two women have been charged with murder over the death, Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam and Siti Aishah of Indonesia.

Global Media China cuts GDP target as leaders seek stability in economy
Author: 0 China cuts GDP target as leaders seek stability in economy

Top Communist Party of China and state leaders Xi Jinping , Li Keqiang , Zhang Dejiang , Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended the opening meeting at the Great Hall of the People. In July past year, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines on its arbitration case filed against China's historical nine-dash line claim that covers huge part of the disputed territory.

Global Media Relatives of flight MH370 to raise funds for private search
Author: 0 Relatives of flight MH370 to raise funds for private search

Ms Nathan also thanked the global experts that helped Voice 370, a support group for the MH370 families, who mounted their own search along the East African coast where some debris from the plane had been recovered. He said that this will let them zoom in on the search area and be more focused in their efforts to locate the missing plane which went missing since March 8, 2014.

Global Media Obasanjo mocks PDP, prays Nigeria won't end the same way
Author: 0 Obasanjo mocks PDP, prays Nigeria won't end the same way

Bola Obasanjo, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Chief Taofeek Arapaja former Deputy Governor Oyo. He also believes in words and in practice that Africa united in vision and thoughts again, that Pan-Africanist vision is evident in the large gathering of African be serving and former Heads of governments here present.

Global Media Body of beheaded German hostage found
Author: 0 Body of beheaded German hostage found

FIVE Abu Sayyaf Group terrorists were killed while dozen others-including 11 soldiers-were wounded as the military pressed its assault Wednesday on enemy positions in Indanan, Sulu, a military spokesman said Thursday. He sports a beard and was made to wear an orange shirt. Kantner was abducted by Abu Sayyaf fighters in November 2016 along with his partner, Sabine Merz, while the couple was sailing on a yacht in Sabah.

Global Media PM Modi is 'hero' of his own film: Rahul Gandhi
Author: 0 PM Modi is 'hero' of his own film: Rahul Gandhi

Kushwaha's party was keen on contesting a few seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls as a BJP ally and had joined hands with some small parties in the state after the saffron party ignored its wish. In the rally, PM Modi even promised to waive off farmers loan if BJP comes to power. In the Cantonment and Varanasi South constituencies, the BJP was facing the anger of aspirants denied tickets.

Author: 0 Obama to receive JFK Library's 'Profile in Courage' award

Caroline Kennedy released a statement which said, "President Kennedy called on a new generation of Americans to give their talents to the service of the country". The selection process for this award involved 14 members of a bipartisan committee coming together and deciding that Obama will receive the honor. But why is Obama being recognized so much sooner after leaving office than other presidents? Dannel Malloy was honored previous year.

Global Media Pound Tumbles on Report Scotland may hold 2nd Independence Referendum
Author: 0 Pound Tumbles on Report Scotland may hold 2nd Independence Referendum

She accused Ms Sturgeon's SNP Government of treating politics "as if it were a game", and pursuing policies "not in the best interests of Scotland but in the political interests of the SNP". "But as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I am just as concerned that young people in Dundee get a good start in life and receive the education they need to reach their full potential as I am about young people in Doncaster and Dartford".

Author: 0 Heartbroken Russian Ambassador Thought Special Meetings With Jeff Sessions Were Very Memorable

He told the Senate Judiciary Committee that when he was a U.S. Attorney, he "personally" litigated four civil rights cases, which he listed as among his most significant cases. Sessions on Thursday recused himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election. Six of Mr Trump's team - including Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Michael Cohen - have allegedly had undisclosed contact with Russian Federation officials.

Author: 0 Malaysia Rescinds Visa-Free Travel for North Koreans

The astonishing assassination of Kim Jong Nam - with a certified weapon of mass destruction at a busy airport - has not only raised questions about the North's role in possibly plotting the killing but also has strained Pyongyang's relations with its few friends in the world.

Author: 0 Russian FM sees 'McCarthyism' in scrutiny of ambassador's meetings with Trump officials

A previous version of this story appears below. The Times also noted that this meeting came at just the time when the Obama administration was preparing to sanction Russian Federation for said interference. The White House quickly labeled the report an attack by partisan Democrats , confirming the meetings but arguing Sessions did nothing wrong. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff echoed the calls.

Author: 0 Suspect in Kim Jong-nam killing deported to N Korea

South Korean intelligence and USA officials say the murder was an assassination organised by North Korean agents, though the only suspects charged in the case so far are an Indonesian woman and a Vietnamese woman. Two women - one Indonesian, one Vietnamese - have been charged with murdering Kim at an airport terminal February 13. "He, from time to time, had treatment while being hospitalised", Mr Ri said.

Global Media May accuses Sturgeon of 'twisting the truth' in Scottish independence bid
Author: 0 May accuses Sturgeon of 'twisting the truth' in Scottish independence bid

The No vote secured 55 per cent at the 2014 referendum. Mr Mundell said: "So even where the Scottish and United Kingdom governments disagree about the means, we largely seek the same ends". While her speech did not mention the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum, Mrs May did mount a sustained attack on both the SNP and its core policy.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions to Recuse Himself From Investigations of Trump Campaign

A spokeswoman for Sessions said that he does not have a "strong recollection" of what the men talked about, but that he took the meeting in his capacity as a senator rather than as a Trump adviser. Earlier, Trump called the situation 'witch-hunt, ' Peskov said. Sessions sorta kinda offered to possibly consider recusing himself, saying: "I have said whenever it's appropriate, I will recuse myself".

Global Media Starvation kills over 100 as famine looms in Somalia
Author: 0 Starvation kills over 100 as famine looms in Somalia

The death toll covers those who died in the rural areas of Somalia's southwestern Bay region where the drought is more severe than other parts of the country. Previous droughts and a quarter-century of conflict, including ongoing attacks by extremist group al-Shabab, have left the country fragile. On February 21, UNICEF said that nearly 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as starvation looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

Global Media Supporters gather for 'March 4 Trump' rallies around US
Author: 0 Supporters gather for 'March 4 Trump' rallies around US

One of the non-vulgar chants went, "No Trump". At least 150 people marched along the Embarcadero Saturday in support of President Donald Trump. The March 4 Trump demonstrations were planned around the country, and supporters clashed with generally smaller groups of counter protesters.

Global Media Marine Le Pen loses European Union parliament immunity over tweets
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen loses European Union parliament immunity over tweets

On the other hand, the withdrawal of immunity specifically concerns this case, and not the judicial process for alleged fictional jobs provided by Le Pen to two close associates. Among the images she shared was one of United States journalist James Foley's decapitated body, prompting outrage from his parents. But Le Pen, who has been an MEP since 2004 and has 830,000 Twitter followers, said the latest development is an attempt by European Union chiefs to silence her.

Global Media Military plane crashes near Turkish-Syrian border
Author: 0 Military plane crashes near Turkish-Syrian border

Turkish news agency Anadolu says it's likely to be a Syrian fighter jet - however there's been no airspace violation and no intervention by Turkish forces. "The pilot may have bailed out and come down on either side". Yıldırım said it was not clear yet whether the plane crashed on Turkish or Syrian soil.

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