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Global Media 47 killed in fighting near Damascus
Author: 0 47 killed in fighting near Damascus

A monitor reported a large explosion at dawn followed by fierce clashes, shelling and government air strikes on opposition positions. On Wednesday, suicide bombings struck a courthouse and restaurant in Damascus , killing more than two dozen people and injuring others, Syrian state news said.

Author: 0 South Korean divers remove dangling ramp from sunken ferry

The government initially planned to salvage the ferry by the end of a year ago, but the process was delayed due to strong currents and unfavourable weather. A South Korean group representing the families of ferry disaster victims has issued a statement thanking salvaging crews for lifting the 6,800-ton Sewol from the waters, almost three years after it sank off the country's southwestern coast in an accident that killed 304 passengers.

Global Media Health Bill Vote Delayed In House In Setback To Trump, Ryan
Author: 0 Health Bill Vote Delayed In House In Setback To Trump, Ryan

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday, calling out conservative House Republicans whose support he needs to pass a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act in a high-stakes vote later in the day. Throw into the mix that Trump did well in numerous Freedom Caucus' members' districts in the presidential election, and you have a complex, intertwined political situation.

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan says may review ties with Europe after referendum

Turkey has expressed anger at perceived slights from Berlin , including a parliamentary motion referring to the 20th century killing of Armenians as "genocide" and the decision by several German cities to ban events at which Turkish officials wanted to campaign for an upcoming referendum on constitutional reform in Turkey.

Global Media US sees 'activity' at North Korea nuke sites
Author: 0 US sees 'activity' at North Korea nuke sites

Kyodo also said the launch may have failed. Last week it was reported the considering a new round of financial and other sanctions against North Korea, including perhaps sanctions against Chinese financial institutions that provide backing for Kim's regime.

Author: 0 South Korea prosecutors to question ousted leader next week

Park voiced defiance over the court ruling, saying "the truth will eventually be revealed" through her spokesman after returning to her private home on Sunday. Her comments raised worries about a deepening of the national divide over her fate. The country will hold its presidential election on May 9. On Friday, the Constitutional Court ruled Ms Park's actions "seriously impaired the spirit of.

Author: 0 Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

A man was shot to death Saturday after trying to seize the weapon of a soldier guarding Paris' Orly Airport, prompting a partial evacuation of the terminal, police said. His father, brother and cousin were taken in for questioning in the aftermath of the attack. Molins said on Saturday they would be examining his telephone to establish with whom he had been in contact.

Global Media Israelis hold teen over USA bomb threats
Author: 0 Israelis hold teen over USA bomb threats

The unidentified 19-year-old, who has dual citizenship in the USA and Israel, has been in custody, but there had been a gag order on his arrest, ABC7 reported . The arrest was made with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who commended the work of the Israeli National Police in a statement issued on Thursday.

Author: 0 Iraqi troops push into area around symbolic Mosul mosque

The blast occurred on a busy commercial street in the Amil neighbourhood. Black smoke billowed from the area around al-Nuri mosque, also known as the Great Mosque, on Sunday as helicopters hovered overhead and fired into the militants' positions.

Global Media Sri Lanka ODI washed out in Dambulla
Author: 0 Sri Lanka ODI washed out in Dambulla

Mendis anchored Sri Lanka's innings superbly in the second game of the three-match series, converting a fifty into a century after eight previous failures to do so. No team has successfully chased down a target over 300 in Sri Lanka . With the match being recorded as a "no result", Bangladesh can not now lose the three-match series after winning the opening global on Saturday by 90 runs.

Author: 0 Li to expand ties with New Zealand

The announcement followed official talks between the Prime Minister and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Wellington today. At the press conference, Turnbull announced a series of new agreements to increase trade between the two countries, including China's decision to increase access to its market of frozen meat products.

Author: 0 Chinese Premier: Optimistic of No 'Trade War' with US

Li also said China did not seek a sustained trade surplus with the European Union, and that the imbalance "would clearly improve" if Europe exported more high-tech products to China. China is trying to pivot from hyper-fast growth based on investment, heavily-polluting industries, and exports towards a steadier consumer-driven model.

Author: 0 Brexit more important than keeping United Kingdom together, poll finds

Sturgeon had called for a referendum to be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 but after May said "now is not the time", the Scottish leader said she could be prepared to hold a vote later as long as it was not too long after Brexit. Closing the SNP conference, Ms Sturgeon will say: " We know change is coming. "I think the people of Scotland should not simply have to accept being told what their future should be by a Conservative Government that we don't support".

Global Media South Sudan : UN Security Council again eyes sanctions
Author: 0 South Sudan : UN Security Council again eyes sanctions

South Sudan's civil war erupted in 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy, Riek Machar who has fled to South Africa. Wide view of the Security Council Chamber during its meeting on South Sudan . The commission of inquiry this month reported that South Sudan was experiencing ethnic cleansing and conditions that could lead to genocide. The previous administrations of President George W.

Global Media France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen visits Chad
Author: 0 France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen visits Chad

Far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a meeting in Lille, northern France, Sunday, March 26, 2017. The Putin government has been accused of interfering in the United States presidential elections previous year and influencing Donald Trump's win.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump to get her own office in White House, says report

Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who was sworn in in late January as a senior adviser to the president, moved their family to Washington DC when the president took office. "It would create some outside accountability because if she can voluntarily subject herself to the rules, she can voluntarily un-subject herself to the rules".

Global Media 10 injured by volcanic explosion on Italy's Mount Etna
Author: 0 10 injured by volcanic explosion on Italy's Mount Etna

Among those present on the mountain at the time of the midday explosion were scientists from Italy's volcanology institute. BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle tweeted that only minor injuries had been suffered but that it could easily have been much worse.

Author: 0 British, Scottish leaders to meet amid independence dispute

Mrs May, however, has said she is sticking to her belief that such a time frame would be "unfair" on people in Scotland because not all the facts about a Brexit deal would be known. "Therefore a united essential for the get a deal", Barnier said. Europol boss Rob Wainwright earlier this month told a parliamentary committee that there was "concern" in the European police community "that British expertise and even leadership is not lost at a very important time" of heightened ...

Global Media European Union court allows headscarf constraints at workplace
Author: 0 European Union court allows headscarf constraints at workplace

Because there was no official policy banning the headscarf at Micropole , "the willingness of an employer to take account of the wishes of a customer no longer to have the services of that employer provided by a worker wearing an Islamic headscarf can not be considered a genuine and determining occupational requirement", the court said.

Global Media State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening
Author: 0 State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

Tillerson's instructions are tied to President Trump's most recent executive order that clamps down on immigrants from selected Muslim-majority nations. Moreover, two former US officials consider the secretary of state's orders " broad ", leaving them to question how such vetting can be implemented efficiently, as large portions of Trump's executive order have been blocked in court.

Global Media Kim Jong-Nam murder: probe by outsiders against the law-IGP
Author: 0 Kim Jong-Nam murder: probe by outsiders against the law-IGP

According to China Press , a Malaysian Chinese-language newspaper, four police officers investigating the case entered the embassy to take statements from the suspects allegedly involved in the murder. Authorities, however, believe that four North Koreans who fled the country on February 13, the same day of the attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, are the masterminds.

Global Media Body of Ryan Teasdale, missing in Unanderra floodwaters, believed found
Author: 0 Body of Ryan Teasdale, missing in Unanderra floodwaters, believed found

His body was found after 11am on Friday at a creek bed at the end of a stormwater drain after emergency services spent the morning searching frantically. "So devastating", she wrote. Search crews lifted the covers off drains across the road from the park, where rushing water could be heard. About 4.30pm on Thursday, Ryan's 13-year-old brother went home to look for Ryan when he could not find the younger boy in the park.

Global Media ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death is imminent: Tillerson
Author: 0 ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death is imminent: Tillerson

Boris Johnson missed a photo call with foreign ministers from 67 countries in the anti-Islamist State coalition after being called away for an emergency briefing on the attack in Westminster. But Trump's plan to slash 28 percent from the State Department's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid has raised eyebrows, suggesting fewer resources for post-conflict stabilization.

Author: 0 Golovkin edges Jacobs to keep titles

On Saturday evening, "GGG" defeated Daniel Jacobs to improve to a flawless 37-0 as a professional boxer despite the fact that his heralded knockout streak came to an end. The Hatfield man is the current incumbent of the WBO belt so stands in the way of Golovkin's dream to unify all four of the titles before the end of the year.

Global Media National Football League competition committee considers shorter overtimes
Author: 0 National Football League competition committee considers shorter overtimes

Ties are now thought of as sacrilege in football in the United States - but if the NFL overtime rules change, that line of thought might not be as strong as it once was. There were two ties this past season, one between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals in London and the other between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.

Global Media Colombia mad over Wiz Khalifa's visit to Pablo Escobar tomb
Author: 0 Colombia mad over Wiz Khalifa's visit to Pablo Escobar tomb

In another Instagram picture, Khalifa was shown standing in front of the apartment that Escobar had lived in. "Dude! I love your music", one fan wrote. Escobar - touted as both as hero and a monster behind the deaths of as many as 4,000 - is a polemic figure that has unfortunately come to shape many United States citizens' views on Colombia.

Global Media Meat sellers on strike in Uttar Pradesh
Author: 0 Meat sellers on strike in Uttar Pradesh

They said the ban on slaughterhouses has caused a shortage in meat supply across the state, as thousands of meat sellers have been forced to shut their shops for an indefinite period in an air of uncertainty over the state government policy.

Author: 0 Turkish minister warns: Europe headed for 'religion wars'

Where are you taking Europe? "Soon wars of religion may and will start in Europe ", Cavusoglu said, as quoted by Reuters . The response came as Turkey is locked in a mighty row with Germany, the Netherlands and other European Union states over the blocking of Turkish officials from holding rallies overseas in the campaign for a referendum on expanding Erdogan's powers.

Global Media Turkey warns Russian Federation following sniper fire from Syria
Author: 0 Turkey warns Russian Federation following sniper fire from Syria

The U.S. has provided substantial air and ground support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who are closing in on Raqqa as well as the Tabqa Dam. Therefore, the YPG which shares the same command and control, budget, human resources and arsenal with the PKK, has the ability to conduct airdrop operations thanks to the U.S.

Author: 0 EU warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit deal

Mr Barnier said not reaching a deal could leave four million European and British citizens uncertain about their rights and future, result in the reintroduction of strict customs rules, create air traffic chaos to and from Britain and lead to the suspension of exports of nuclear materials.

Global Media Merkel celebrates German election win, challenger deflated
Author: 0 Merkel celebrates German election win, challenger deflated

That was up from 35.2% in 2012 and better than the 29.6% won by the Social Democrats led by Martin Schulz. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday celebrated an encouraging win for her conservatives in a state election, declaring that her party has "every chance" in upcoming votes.

Global Media US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger
Author: 0 US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Judge Samuel Cole released a 13-page decision, which said Mr Yee faced persecution in Singapore for his political opinions. Yee left the city-state after serving a six-week jail sentence he received in September 2016 for inciting religious hatred on social networks by posting allegedly offensive videos against Christians and Muslims.

Author: 0 French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

French presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron's campaign was today given a boost when nine senators from the centre-right UDI-UC group pledged their support to him. Fillon also demanded an inquiry into allegations that he said would be revealed by two journalists in an upcoming book. "The only scandal is not about the state, but about a person who will have to face justice", Hollande said, calling for "dignity, serenity and responsibility".

Global Media Japan holds evacuation drill over possible Pyongyang attack
Author: 0 Japan holds evacuation drill over possible Pyongyang attack

Conducted on the premise of a ballistic missile falling into Japanese waters off Akita, the drill was aimed at promptly relaying information while facilitating the swift and safe evacuation of residents. Residents in Oga , the rural fishing town where the exercise was conducted, have reason for concern: The exercise comes just over a week after North Korea fired four intermediate-range missiles into the Sea of Japan.

Global Media Aussie mother-of-five dies after Bali vodka bender
Author: 0 Aussie mother-of-five dies after Bali vodka bender

An Australian tourist holidaying in a luxury Bali resort has died after drinking large amounts of vodka. "And to wrap it up later, she drank another six glasses", Bali Post quoted an unidentified source from Badung Police as saying. He said: "We are still investigating". A locally-produced spirit called 'arak, ' which has previously been linked to the deaths and serious injury of tourists in Bali and neighbouring islands, was not found.

Author: 0 Iran ranks 108th in World Happiness Report 2017

Keeping in mind that people today spend a considerable amount of time at work, the report for 2017 also took into account happiness at the workplace. Similar to Human Development Index, world Happiness Index uses various factors like the gross domestic product of an individual, life expectancy ratio and many other factors which are utilized by global surveys for preparing reports.

Global Media Russian Agents, Hackers Charged In Massive Yahoo Breach
Author: 0 Russian Agents, Hackers Charged In Massive Yahoo Breach

US Department of Justice indicted two Russian FSB spies and two hackers allegedly hired by the Kremlin to steal the personal information of some 500 million Yahoo! users in 2014, media reports said . Russia's cybercrime underground has always been seen as more focused on financial crime than economic espionage, and Wednesday's indictment followed a series of indictments of Russian cybercriminals as the USA has sought to diminish the thriving cybercrime organization in Russia.

Global Media Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam's Identity Confirmed With Child's DNA
Author: 0 Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam's Identity Confirmed With Child's DNA

The ambassador also claimed the two allies could have been involved in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Although Malaysia has never directly accused North Korea of being behind the attack, many speculate that it must have orchestrated it. Zahid has said about 315 North Koreans remain in the country with valid visas.

Global Media White House fence jumper tried again, at Treasury
Author: 0 White House fence jumper tried again, at Treasury

This was the 38-year-old Everett, Wash. resident's third arrest in less than a week, reports the Washington Post . A woman arrested at the White House three times in a week wanted a meeting with the president and said she was motivated by other recent successful fence jumpers, according to court documents.

Global Media Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy
Author: 0 Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

Seven years of families and hard working Americans having to make the choice between putting food on the table, buying cost-prohibitive health insurance under Obamacare , or facing federal mandates and penalties. The American Health Care Act has been sharply criticized by members of both parties; an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office estimated that almost 24 million people would lose their coverage under the plan.

Author: 0 Hosni Mubarak Released After Six Years In Detention

As a result, Mubarak's sons were released from custody later that year. Emotions were raw then as Egyptians mourned the hundreds killed in the government crackdown following the massive protests. Mubarak was deposed in 2011 after 18 days of mass protests against his rule broke out across Egypt under the banner of "bread, freedom, and social justice".

Author: 0 Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

Earlier this week Nunes drew skepticism when he revealed to the press and the White House that he had new information from secret sources suggesting the Obama administration had collected surveillance on members of the Trump transition team and possibly Trump himself in the course of the investigation of Russian Federation.

Global Media Germany's Merkel delays White House visit due to storm
Author: 0 Germany's Merkel delays White House visit due to storm

Monday March 13, 2017. and waits for German chancellor Angela Merkel and her delegation for their flight to the US to meet with president Donald Trump. "Talking directly is always much better than talking about each other", she said. "Talking together instead about each other - that'll be my slogan for this visit, which I'm really looking forward to".

Author: 0 Russia accused of 'state terrorism' as ex-MP shot dead in Ukraine

His bodyguard, reportedly a member of Ukrainian security services, shot the assailant. According to Kiev police Chief Andriy Krischenko, the suspect was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries, reports CNN . "Voronenkov was a key witness of Russian aggression against Ukraine ". "Voronenkov isn't a crook - he's an investigator of mortal danger to Russia's security services", he said.

Author: 0 Brazil's president: Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

The Indonesian government stopped importing beef and chicken from Brazil because of the quality prior to the finding of uneatable meat that was exported from Brazil to a number of countries, an official said. Both companies have denied any wrongdoing. Meanwhile, McDonald's has announced that it will suspend sales of its barbecue chicken wings, chicken drumsticks and McChicken as some of the food items were sourced from Brazilian suppliers.

Author: 0 Trump Jr. called a disgrace for criticising London mayor

The suspects were held in raids in London and Birmingham as neighbours of Masood, a 52-year-old with a string of criminal convictions including possession of a knife, spoke of their shock. The spirit of unity we have seen since the attack has shown again that we are a great city and that we are not going to be divided by the terrorists.

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