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World News Led strikes kill up to 150 IS fighters in Syria: coalition
Author: 0 Led strikes kill up to 150 IS fighters in Syria: coalition

U.S. Central Command announced between 145 and 150 ISIS fighters were killed in the small area they still control in Syria on Saturday. The ISIS headquarters and command-and-control center that the coalition targeted was situated in a part of the Middle Euphrates River valley that is exclusively occupied by ISIS.

World News Listen to 911 audio from attack on Sen. Paul
Author: 0 Listen to 911 audio from attack on Sen. Paul

Paul said neighbor Rene Boucher attacked him in November while he was mowing his lawn and wearing headphones. Boucher has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement that surfaced last Friday.

World News Planned Parenthood CEO who oversaw 3.5 million abortions to step down
Author: 0 Planned Parenthood CEO who oversaw 3.5 million abortions to step down

In his first year in office, President Trump has repeatedly tried to deny Planned Parenthood federal money and women access to insurance-covered contraception. Congress earlier launched several investigations. The board meeting in which Richards is announcing her decision is scheduled to take place late next week, according to BuzzFeed .

World News Mum accused of killing children with poison
Author: 0 Mum accused of killing children with poison

Police along the Gold Coast allege (via 9 News ) that Maree Mavis Crabtree killed her 18-year-old daughter Erin and 26-year-old son Jonathan over an extended period of time. She has also been charged for an alleged armed robbery, and another count of torture relating to a third child, aged 25. "These acts haven't been compassionate acts of a stressed mother at her end", he said after her arrest.

World News Xiaomi Mi 7 render leaked, shows glass back and dual cameras
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi 7 render leaked, shows glass back and dual cameras

The smartphone sports a 6.44-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which precedes the Snapdragon 635 SoC expected on the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 . The back side of this phone is curved, and all the physical keys are located on the right-hand side of the phone, well, left, if you're looking at them from the back.

World News White House Takes Victory Lap On Senate Deal To End Government Shutdown
Author: 0 White House Takes Victory Lap On Senate Deal To End Government Shutdown

Senate Democrats bowed to pressure to reopen the government Monday, joining Republicans in backing an immigration and spending compromise that was quickly denounced by liberals and immigration activists. In exchange, McConnell agreed to address Democratic demands that Congress restore protection against deportation to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.

World News Bank of America Is Eliminating a Popular Free Checking Account
Author: 0 Bank of America Is Eliminating a Popular Free Checking Account

Now sadly, Bank of America seems to have changed their mind and wants to no longer offer free checking accounts to the American public'. "E-Banking account was never a "free" checking account, nor was it designed as an account targeting low-balance consumers", Reiss contends.

Author: 0 Post Kabul attack, U.S. asks Pakistan to expel Taliban leaders

In total, 22 people were killed in the attack including 14 foreigners, Afghan officials said. "We call on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel the Taliban's leaders and prevent the group from using Pakistani territory to support its operations", she said.

World News FIA in Islamabad stops Rao Anwar from leaving country
Author: 0 FIA in Islamabad stops Rao Anwar from leaving country

The committee found that Mehsud had a shop in Sohrab Goth area in North Waziristan and was looking for a career in modelling and acting. The committee recommended that Rao Anwar and his lieutenants should be suspended and their names be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), which means they can not leave the country.

World News Two terrorists killed in drone strike in Orakzai Agency
Author: 0 Two terrorists killed in drone strike in Orakzai Agency

Earlier in November, a suspected U.S. drone strike targeted a hideout of the Haqqani militant network in the same area, killing four people. Identities of those killed were not immediately known. Earlier, on January 17, as many as two suspected militants were killed in drone strike in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. This month Washington froze aid to Pakistan worth nearly two billion dollars in a move created to force its military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for ...

World News Kemba Walker Would Be 'Devastated' If Hornets Traded Him Amid Rumors
Author: 0 Kemba Walker Would Be 'Devastated' If Hornets Traded Him Amid Rumors

It is interesting to hear that the Cleveland Cavaliers want to trade for Kemba Walker but they will have to give up something huge in order to bring him to Cleveland. The Hornets had already made available (four years, $100 million), (two years, $47 million), (three years, $42 million) and (three years, $39 million), league sources said, but those players and their contracts are largely unattractive in the marketplace.

World News European Union removes Panama, 7 others from tax haven list
Author: 0 European Union removes Panama, 7 others from tax haven list

To that end, the country has successfully secured a "largely compliant" grade in the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes index, in addition to signing of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in order to be compliant with United States laws.

World News Doctors Mistake Flesh-Eating Bacteria for Flu in Arizona Mom
Author: 0 Doctors Mistake Flesh-Eating Bacteria for Flu in Arizona Mom

There she received treatment for the supposed viral infection, influenza. From then on, Christin's situation took a dramatic turn. So far, surgeons have removed more than 30% of her soft tissue to stop the infection. The family is now trying to raise money to cover the woman's current and future medical expenses. To treat the disease, Lipinski underwent two surgeries to remove 30 percent of infected tissue on her body.

World News Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent
Author: 0 Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

The counties in NY with the lowest unemployment rates in December 2017 included Queens County at 3.4 percent, Albany County at 4 percent and Saratoga County at 4.1 percent. "While the size of the civilian labor force declined, it was not enough to impact the unemployment rate". Stanton noted the State Workforce Development Board recently provided grants to help out-of-school youths ages 16 to 24 develop the skills necessary to gain employment.

World News Russian Federation bans Iannucci's 'vicious' film The Death of Stalin
Author: 0 Russian Federation bans Iannucci's 'vicious' film The Death of Stalin

There had been hope for a Russian release and talks had been ongoing, but a ban has now been imposed. The film, which focuses on the back-stabbing and in-fighting of the Soviet leader's closest allies as they vie for power immediately after his death, was viewed by culture ministry officials and advisors at the weekend.

World News Lalu Prasad Yadav Found Guilty In Third Fodder Scam Case
Author: 0 Lalu Prasad Yadav Found Guilty In Third Fodder Scam Case

The verdict, on Wednesday, was delivered in a case related to the Chaibasa Treasury from which Rs 33.67 crore were siphoned off against the actual allocation of just Rs 7.10 lakh in 1992-93. He moved the Jharkhand High Court in an appeal against his conviction in the case and also sought bail. Lalu is now lodged in the Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi after being convicted for 3.5 years on December 23, 2017.

World News NAFTA is 'one thing to be improved upon,' says Canada's finance minister
Author: 0 NAFTA is 'one thing to be improved upon,' says Canada's finance minister

Mr. Verheul said he was not planning formal counter-proposals on the U.S.'s harshest demands, but rather to "talk about ideas" and "generate some traction" to see what the three countries might agree on. Leaving the three-nation deal would reduce US exports to Canada and Mexico by 17.4 percent each, lower American companies' global exports by 2.5 percent and diminish the purchasing power of the average USA household by almost $654 because of higher prices and lower wages caused by increased ...

World News South African Jazz Legend, Hugh Masekela Dies At 78
Author: 0 South African Jazz Legend, Hugh Masekela Dies At 78

In a career spanning more than five decades, Masekela gained global recognition with his distinctive afro-jazz sound and hits such as Soweto Blues , which served as one of the soundtracks to the anti-apartheid movement. His contribution to the struggle for liberation will never be forgotten". Masekela was born in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa to Thomas Selena Masekela, who was a health inspector and sculptor and his wife, Pauline Bowers Masekela, a social worker.

World News Theresa May's fury at Boris Johnson for NHS cash call
Author: 0 Theresa May's fury at Boris Johnson for NHS cash call

The foreign secretary campaigned during the Brexit referendum on the promise that leaving the European Union would lead to £350 million a week more for the NHS . Cabinet meetings are supposed to be private, with ministers taking collective responsibilty for policies agreed at the weekly meeting. She warned unless the PM acted now, "Boris will bring her down".

World News Greta Gerwig makes history with Best Director Oscar nomination
Author: 0 Greta Gerwig makes history with Best Director Oscar nomination

The names of two other women had been in the mix for possibly scoring best director nominations: Patty Jenkins for " Wonder Woman " and Dee Rees for " Mudbound ". Mary J. Blige became the first person to be nominated for best original song and acting for the same film. Yeah, that part where Natalie Portman threw shade at the all-male nominees .

World News Twin auto bombs kill at least 33 in Benghazi
Author: 0 Twin auto bombs kill at least 33 in Benghazi

The blasts, took place on Tuesday night within minutes of each other, the BBC reported on Wednesday. A second auto exploded soon afterwards on the other side of the street. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks. Benghazi remains a trouble spot, where bombings and attacks still occur. Libya has descended into turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of its then-leader Muammar Gaddafi.

World News Attackers storm charity's offices in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Attackers storm charity's offices in Afghanistan

A suspected suicide auto bomb blast began the assault, with the gunmen now said to be using machine guns and RPGs from higher floors in the building. Unofficial sources said eight people have been killed. An eyewitness who was inside the compound at the time told AFP news agency that he saw a gunman hitting the main gate with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).

World News Philippine volcano Mount Mayon erupts
Author: 0 Philippine volcano Mount Mayon erupts

Phivolcs raised the alert level when Mayon, described as the volcano with the world's most flawless cone, spewed lava and columns of ash as high as 10 kilometres that blanketed and caused "zero visibility" in several areas. Meanwhile, in a travel advisory yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Singaporeans should defer non-essential travel to the volcano and nearby areas, due to a possible major eruption.

World News Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent
Author: 0 Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent

Ron Johnson , R-Wis., the committee's chairman. That investigation, into Clinton's misuse of a private email server while she was secretary of state, ended when Comey decided there was not enough evidence to charge her, raising howls from Republicans of bias.

Author: 0 IPL 2018: Starts April 7; evening matches to commence 1 hour early

Thanks to fresh auctions, we might be able to see 8 totally different teams in the 11th edition of the IPL. The 4 p.m. game will now be played at 5:30 p.m. There are 62 capped and 298 uncapped Indian cricketers will vie for the available slots with 182 capped overseas cricketers, 34 uncapped overseas players and two cricketers from Associate Nations.

World News Roe v. Wade Remains Lighting Rod in State on 45th Anniversary
Author: 0 Roe v. Wade Remains Lighting Rod in State on 45th Anniversary

Laurie Jenkins, D-Tacoma. Her name was Norma McCorvey, but she used the alias "Jane Roe " in court. Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group, reminded the crowd that the Kansas Supreme Court is now weighing a case that could decide whether the Kansas Constitution offers the same guarantee of a right to abortion that is now found in the U.S.

World News Arsene Wenger hails midfielder as 'World Class' and a 'complete player'
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger hails midfielder as 'World Class' and a 'complete player'

Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund , according to Kicker magazine. Wenger told reporters: "We are not close to a deal for Aubameyang with Dortmund or anybody else". Final decision is not made'. "Of course, we'd like there to be a resolution tomorrow, whatever it was", said Stoger.

World News Democrats Push for Congressman Meehan To Resign After Sexual Harassment Claim
Author: 0 Democrats Push for Congressman Meehan To Resign After Sexual Harassment Claim

He said he told the aide "that I was a happily married man and I was not interested in a relationship, particularly not any sexual relationship, but we were soul mates". The former aide accused Meehan of making unwanted romantic advances toward her and growing hostile when she didn't reciprocate, according to the Times , which cited people familiar with her time in the office.

World News US says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive
Author: 0 US says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

The "Olive Branch" operation against the YPG, a Syrian Kurdish militant group, across the Turkish border began on Saturday. Turkey says it aims to create a 30-kilometer-deep "secure zone " in Afrin , which is in northwestern Syria near the border.

World News Sena vows to work for nation, Maharashtra
Author: 0 Sena vows to work for nation, Maharashtra

Currently PM Modi led NDA has total 334 MPs in Loksabha. Later, differences over seat sharing led to them going solo where BJP won 122 compared to Sena's 63 seats in the 288 member Maharashtra assembly. His elevation is also seen as the rise of the "new" Shiv Sena, one which is modern and is shedding its previous hard-line and militant image. It is immaterial whether we win or are vanquished but our Hindutva will never be abandoned, Thackeray said in a hard-hitting speech targeting the BJP ...