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Mandatory Evacuation Orders lifted in southern Santa Barbara County

Mandatory Evacuation Orders lifted in southern Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara County issued mandatory evacuations Thursday for South Coast areas below the Thomas Fire , Whittier Fire and Sherpa Fire burn areas since the storm had potential to reach debris-flow-causing rainfall rates overnight. As storms moved into Southern California, authorities ordered a fresh round of evacuations for residents who live near three burn scars with fears of another disaster m... [Full Article...]

Turkey-led forces snatch more towns in Afrin

Turkey-led forces snatch more towns in Afrin The death toll , released by the Turkish military in two separate statements, brings the number of Turkish soldiers killed since the launch of "Operation Olive Branch " to at least 40. The dead included three members of the Syrian Kurdish YPG force, while the rest came from popular forces that support President Bashar al-Assad and entered Afrin last week to help repel the Turkish incursion, th... [Full Article...]

Senate passes Taiwan travel bill that anxious China

Senate passes Taiwan travel bill that anxious China The Taiwan Travel Act aims to expand the scope of official U.S. -Taiwan exchanges, long a sensitive issue in the U.S. Washington's ties with Taiwan are a constant source of friction in its relations with Beijing , and a visit by then-Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui to the USA in 1996 prompted China to launch missiles into waters near the island in an attempt to intimidate its leaders. [Full Article...]

Neymar Surgery a Success, PSG Confirm

Neymar Surgery a Success, PSG Confirm Brazil are scheduled to play their first match against Switzerland on June 17. "I am certain (he will be ready)", Fabio Mahseredjian told TV Globo. "The surgery will mean he has a physical deconditioning, he will have lost some of the physiological effects that he gained during the season with PSG". [Full Article...]

Slovakia 'was told about mafia expansion' prior to journalist killing

Slovakia 'was told about mafia expansion' prior to journalist killing Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, both 27, were found shot dead in their house north-east of Bratislava last weekend. The junior Most-Hid party said global investigators should be invited to join local police to aid transparency, and also called on Interior Minister Robert Kalinak, a close ally of Fico, whose business acquaintances had been subjects of Kuciak's earlier articles, to resign. [Full Article...]

U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen must end, senators say

U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen must end, senators say The bill will force the first-ever vote in the Senate to withdraw US armed forces from an unauthorized war . Today, Americans have been surprised by the deaths of US soldiers in places such as Niger and Syria, and by massive USA airstrikes against Russian-controlled mercenaries who threatened USA special forces in Syria. [Full Article...]

Eight Turkish Soldiers Killed in North Syria Offensive

Eight Turkish Soldiers Killed in North Syria Offensive Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said Thursday that Turkish authorities read carefully the text of the U.N. Security Council resolution and claimed that it does not apply to the Afrin offensive since it excludes operations against terror groups. [Full Article...]

Parents escort Stoneman Douglas students to campus for their first day back

Parents escort Stoneman Douglas students to campus for their first day back Survivors of the second-deadliest U.S. public school shooting were brought to tears yesterday by empty seats and missing friends at roll call as they returned to their Florida high school two weeks after 17 students and educators were massacred there. [Full Article...]

EU Ready To Mediate In Latest Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute

EU Ready To Mediate In Latest Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute Head of Gazprom Alexei Miller as cited by RIA Novosti, said that the court " made an asymmetric decision ", violating the balance of the parties' interests. In the dispute over the gas transit contract, it is important not only the amount of compensation, but also the decision on the tariffs for the Russian gas transportation across Ukraine. [Full Article...]

President Ghani of Afghanistan offers Taliban a political path to peace

President Ghani of Afghanistan offers Taliban a political path to peace Meanwhile, United States has also supported peace talks in Tashkent and State Department spokesman Heather Nauert that Uzbekistan plays a historical role in the stability of Afghanistan, and this conference can in many ways be considered the return of (Uzbekistan) to the global arena. [Full Article...]

Manjhi quits NDA, will join grand alliance tomorrow

Manjhi quits NDA, will join grand alliance tomorrow The Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) on Wednesday announced its exit from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) with the BJP and said it would enter the Grand Alliance, a party leader said. In the last few days, Manjhi held several meetings with Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi at the latter's residence and a deal was nearly struck. Sources from within the party said that Manjhi's decision pro... [Full Article...]

Democrats, Republicans file for every legislative seat

Democrats, Republicans file for every legislative seat The filing deadline for write-in candidates for the May 8 primary election has passed. Moore, 57, points to his 32 years working with the court system and trying about any kind of case that can be filed as qualifications for the clerk of court post, while Upon his appointment, Plemmons said he meant to respect for the county's history and traditions and promised a commitment to excellence in... [Full Article...]

French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked: FM

French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked: FM There was no claim of responsibility. Gunfire and explosions resounded for hours, subsiding by midday. The news site reports that the embassy had earlier posted, "attack in progress at the French Embassy and the French Institute". PREMIUM TIMES publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, reported from Ouagadougou that Burkinabe soldiers have largely contained the attack and have taken charge of the streets ... [Full Article...]

Pak yet again violates ceasefire, shells heavily on LoC in Rajouri

Pak yet again violates ceasefire, shells heavily on LoC in Rajouri Pakistani media, quoting Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a media wing of Pakistan Army , admitted that two of their soldiers were killed in the Indian firing, identifying the slain soldiers as Sepoy Muneer Chohan and Sepoy Amir Hussain. [Full Article...]

Televangelist Joel Osteen describes the impact Rev. Billy Graham had on him

That verse, John 14:6, says "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life". Franklin Graham , Billy Graham's oldest son, will give the funeral message . His coffin was built by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, who typically construct caskets for fellow prisoners who can not afford one. [Full Article...]

French National Front leader investigated over grisly tweets

French National Front leader investigated over grisly tweets European lawmakers had taken a similar decision back in March 2017 regarding the same issue. The images, tweeted with the caption "This is Daesh", included a picture of the decapitated body of United States reporter James Foley, a man in an orange jumpsuit on fire in a cage, and another man being driven over by a tank. [Full Article...]

BJP to hold meeting with party-ruled States' CMs, Dy CMs

BJP to hold meeting with party-ruled States' CMs, Dy CMs Addressing a farmers rally in Karnataka, Prime Minister reiterated their welfare is at the core of the Modi's government's policy making. The 15th assembly polls are due in the state in late April-early May. He met farmers ahead of his address there and expressed his delightedness to be able to meet the farmers of the state. The BJP leaders are very optimistic, even sure of dismantling the Left'... [Full Article...]

Governor sings Sunday alcohol sales into law

Governor sings Sunday alcohol sales into law Holcomb will sign Sunday alcohol sales into law tomorrow. "Now when you do your shopping on Sunday", Holcomb said, "all the aisles will be open to you if you want to make a pit stop before the tailgate". Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) wrote the bill and says the timing was right. "People are not going to buy more alcohol", he said. "I think it's very hard for legislators to want to vote for col... [Full Article...]

Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties

Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties The laws would have also made it more hard for church leaders to sell the land they already owned-legislature even went as far as stating that the government would be able to reclaim land that had been owned by the church. The church, situated in the Old City - which falls in occupied East Jerusalem, is one of the holiest in Christianity. Anger had been bubbling among the Christians from the tim... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump speaks out in support of Florida students' push for change

Melania Trump speaks out in support of Florida students' push for change The contract was officially terminated last week, with Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham noting that the first lady had "severed the gratuitous services contract with Ms. Most recently he's been interested in arming teachers at schools. Inauguration committee chairman Tom Barrack had promised to donate any of the record $ 107 million raised by the committee and not used during the even... [Full Article...]


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