Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

USA -backed forces in Syria will soon launch an offensive to oust Islamic State militants from Deir al-Zor province, their last major foothold in the country, an SDF official said on Friday. The rights group documents 176 cases of civilians k... More..

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Pupils praised as GCSE results are released
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pupils praised as GCSE results are released

In the newly reformed subjects, the results for students scoring between nine and four, were 91 per cent in English literature, 89 per cent in English language and 89 per cent in maths. Overall, 93% of all pape...More..

Dog Owners' Plan to Push Back on Right-Wing Rally: Poop
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dog Owners' Plan to Push Back on Right-Wing Rally: Poop

Dog walkers are being invited to let their pet's shit freely on a beach where a right wing rally is due to take place this weekend. Officials in both cities are urging residents not to counter-protest at the ...More..

Chinese army mobilised as typhoon death toll rises in Macau
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Chinese army mobilised as typhoon death toll rises in Macau

For the first time, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops were deployed on the streets of Macau yesterday to help clean up in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon, amid criticism that the authorities ...More..

Gunmen Attack Shi'ite Mosque In Kabul, Casualties Feared
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gunmen Attack Shi'ite Mosque In Kabul, Casualties Feared

More details are awaited . Isis has claimed responsibility for an attack on a mosque in Kabul that left at least 14 dead. "The attack is over and the site has been cleaned up by our police", he said . ...More..

Thailand set to issue arrest warrant for former prime minister
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thailand set to issue arrest warrant for former prime minister

The Supreme Court (SC) will on Friday rule if Yingluck is guilty of criminal negligence over a rice subsidy that showered cash on her family's rural political heartland, but was riddled with graft and le...More..

Interior secretary won't recommend eliminating national monuments
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Interior secretary won't recommend eliminating national monuments

But environmental groups and other defenders of the monuments saw the Trump administration's gestures at eliminating the monuments as an unwise concession to the oil and gas industry, which covets these lands f...More..

The Weeds: Where Trump's feud with congressional Republicans could lead
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Weeds: Where Trump's feud with congressional Republicans could lead

US President Donald Trump has once again called for Senate Republicans to get rid of the legislative filibuster of requiring 60 vote for a Bill and move towards passing legislation with a 51-vote majority. Tr...More..

'SC judgement on privacy to enhance citizen's trust in digital services'
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

'SC judgement on privacy to enhance citizen's trust in digital services'

Party president Sonia Gandhi today said the Supreme Court verdict on right to privacy heralds a new era for individual rights and human dignity and strikes a blow on "unbridled encroachment and surveill...More..

Death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato reaches at least 12
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato reaches at least 12

In Zhuhai, which borders Macau, the estimated damage is thought to be 5.5 billion yuan (£644 million). Hong Kong's weather authorities had raised the hurricane signal to the highest level for the first time i...More..

Missing Swedish Journalist Headless Torso Found At Sea
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Missing Swedish Journalist Headless Torso Found At Sea

According to her family, Wall was working on a story about Madsen, 46, who dreamed of launching a manned space mission. "She was someone who was always full of life", he said . Wall's boyfriend alerted...More..

Rotterdam concert canceled after tipoff from Spanish police
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Rotterdam concert canceled after tipoff from Spanish police

In an email to The Associated Press , the band's label, Mexican Summer, said: "Due to a potential terror threat at The Maassilo in Rotterdam , the Allah-Las show was cancelled tonight". "The threat le...More..

Florida Plans to Execute Mark James Asay With Experimental Injection
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Florida Plans to Execute Mark James Asay With Experimental Injection

WJXT reported that Marty McClain , Asay's lawyer who was court-appointed after Scott signed a death warrant past year, learned Asay had gone for almost a decade without legal representation, and that numer...More..

US Navy sacks fleet commander after collision
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

US Navy sacks fleet commander after collision

The fleet said it had identified the remains of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from New Jersey. "The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during ...More..

8 people missing after Swiss landslide
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

8 people missing after Swiss landslide

The slide Wednesday morning sent about 4 million cubic meters (140 million cubic feet) of rocks and mud crashing down the mountain, causing an impact equivalent to 3.0 on the Richter scale, senior police offici...More..

by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Convenience store in MA sells winning powerball ticket

Wanczyk said during the news conference she was an employee at Mercy Medical Center for more than 30 years. Asked whether she had been well off financially, Wanczyk said she could not say she was the richest...More..

N. Korea: Trump tweets 'ego-driven thoughts' and 'spouts rubbish'
by | Thursday, August 24, 2017

N. Korea: Trump tweets 'ego-driven thoughts' and 'spouts rubbish'

A separate article warns South Korea to end its alliance with the United States or face a "barrage of fire". According to the US and South Korea, the drills are meant as a deterrent to North Korean aggressi...More..

DOJ Seeks to Narrow DreamHost Data Seizure
by | Thursday, August 24, 2017

DOJ Seeks to Narrow DreamHost Data Seizure

The Warrant is focused on evidence of the planning, coordination and participation in a criminal act - that is, a premeditated riot. A Dreamhost spokesman declined to elaborate on the constitutional concern...More..

Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games
by | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games

The quartet led from start to finish in the final event of the second day of the swimming competition, steadily increasing the distance between them and their rivals with each 100m leg before touching home in 3...More..

Barack And Michelle Obama Help Daughter Malia Move Into Harvard University
by | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Barack And Michelle Obama Help Daughter Malia Move Into Harvard University

Earlier this year, it was reported actress and activist Yara Shahidi would be joining Malia at Harvard this year, before it was revealed she has been forced to postpone her freshman year for again to shoot ...More..

Bloody shark attack triggers panic among Cape Cod beachgoers
by | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bloody shark attack triggers panic among Cape Cod beachgoers

The impression of teeth in the fiberglass of a paddleboard hit by a shark in shallow water off a beach at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet. The post also stated that the incident occurred at approx...More..

Charlottesville City Council meeting implodes over response to Nazi rally
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Charlottesville City Council meeting implodes over response to Nazi rally

The council meeting was stormed on Monday when almost 100 activists and residents crowded into the room, shouting "Shame" and "Shut it down" toward council members and the mayor, according to The New York Time...More..

'Donald Trump' ecstasy pills seized by German police
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

'Donald Trump' ecstasy pills seized by German police

They also found and confiscated a large sum of cash that the duo was carrying. Two men, a 51 year old and his 17 year old son, were arrested and appeared in court on Sunday. The drug sellers said they wante...More..

Parents Give Baby Born On Day Of Eclipse A Beautifully Fitting Name
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Parents Give Baby Born On Day Of Eclipse A Beautifully Fitting Name

There had been a lot of attention about the solar eclipse that took place on Monday, August 21, 2017 when most Americans looked up at the sky to see the moon and the sun come into ideal alignment. "We're prob...More..

Houston Man Charged for Attempting to Plant Bomb at Confederate Statue
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Houston Man Charged for Attempting to Plant Bomb at Confederate Statue

The officer "watched Schneck to be holding two little boxes with different things inside", including "what seemed, by all accounts, to be conduit tape and wires", a criminal protest says. Authorities urged resi...More..

Donald Trump Applauds Boston Protesters 'Speaking Out Against Bigotry And Hate'
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Donald Trump Applauds Boston Protesters 'Speaking Out Against Bigotry And Hate'

Officials estimated a turnout of 40,000 demonstrators. Boston Commissioner William Evans said 27 arrests were made - mostly for disorderly conduct while some were for assaulting police officers. The group sai...More..

Trump set to hold campaign rally in Phoenix
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trump set to hold campaign rally in Phoenix

Trump is expected to wade into Arizona politics, and has hinted he may pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio , who was convicted of criminal contempt in July. "I would not be surprised if the president does this ...More..

Powerball jackpot swells to $700 million; drawing only on Channel 11
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Powerball jackpot swells to $700 million; drawing only on Channel 11

The jackpot has rolled over because there hasn't been an overall victor since June 10. The grand prize for Wednesday night's drawing now sits at $650 million. Players must be 18 or older. Three winning tick...More..

Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions
by | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions

Marcellus Williams was found guilty of the murder of Felicia Gayle in 2001 and later sentenced to death. Greg Hampikian, a biologist with Boise State University told CNN that hair samples found at the scene a...More..

Qatar blocks Saudi jets from transporting pilgrims
by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Qatar blocks Saudi jets from transporting pilgrims

Qatar's foreign minister said his country welcomed the decision to facilitate the hajj for Qataris, however the moves do not appear to have been coordinated with Qatar's government. "Now we don't have any uncer...More..

Panneerselvam sworn in as deputy CM, Sasikala likely to be expelled
by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Panneerselvam sworn in as deputy CM, Sasikala likely to be expelled

Dinakaran is the nephew of party general secretary VK Sasikala whose ouster from AIADMK looks likely after the merger, as the faction led by O Panneerselvam wanted her out. "We will fulfill all the promises...More..

Judge shot, hurt near OH courthouse; suspect killed
by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Judge shot, hurt near OH courthouse; suspect killed

He parks his auto in a reserved spot for judges and was walking down the "courthouse alley" when he was shot. Abdalla said the suspect's gun was in point-blank range, near the judge's stomach. Authorities sai...More..

CCTV shows Sasikala entering jail in non-prison clothes
by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CCTV shows Sasikala entering jail in non-prison clothes

A month after senior officials confirmed that special privileges were being provided to AIADMK leader Sasikala who is now serving 4 jail term in the disproportionate assets case, a video has emerged that sh...More..

Talk of 'Preventive War' Rises in White House Over North Korea
by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Talk of 'Preventive War' Rises in White House Over North Korea

That sparked a grim warning by President Donald Trump that Washington could rain "fire and fury" on the North. Leader Kim Jong-Un last week delayed the Guam strike plan, but warned it could go ahead depending...More..

What will the weather be for today's solar eclipse?
by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What will the weather be for today's solar eclipse?

The same White Lake office projects about 60% cloud cover for much of the afternoon - though solar eclipse viewing, including around the Detroit area , still largely depends on cloud formation stemming from a ...More..