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SDF launches assault on last Isis enclave in eastern Syria

SDF launches assault on last Isis enclave in eastern Syria The SDF said a week ago that it believed all civilians had come out and renewed its assault, leading to a new surge of displacement, including obdurate disciples of Islamic State, some of its captives and hundreds of surrendering fighters. [Full Article...]

World Wide Web needs to progress from adolescence, founder says

World Wide Web needs to progress from adolescence, founder says On this day in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee - an Englishman working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland - submitted his first proposal for an "information management system" that would make the Internet easily searchable and eventually turn into the World Wide Web. [Full Article...]

Ferry Hits Marine Animal In Sea Of Japan Injuring 80 Passengers

Ferry Hits Marine Animal In Sea Of Japan Injuring 80 Passengers Ferry operators said the vessel hit an object, leaving a 15cm (6in) crack in its stern. Five people were seriously injured in the accident, which occurred just before the hydrofoil was due to arrive on Sado island after a short trip from the mainland, the Japan Coast Guard said. [Full Article...]

Algerian president back home amid mass protests against him

Algerian president back home amid mass protests against him Swiss media outlets and Algeria's Ennahar TV had earlier reported that he had checked out of the hospital, where he had been undergoing tests. Algerians have hardly seen Bouteflika since he suffered a stroke in 2013, and anger has mounted at the country's secretive power structure. [Full Article...]

Boeing 737 from Addis to Nairobi crashes with 157 aboard

Boeing 737 from Addis to Nairobi crashes with 157 aboard State-owned Ethiopian Airline , Africa's largest carrier, had taken delivery of the Boeing 737-800 MAX plane only on November 15. Shared concerns over the 737 MAX have prompted China's Civil Aviation Administration to place a temporary halt on MAX flights. [Full Article...]

Trump defends ‘Tim Apple’ comment, says he was saving time

Trump defends ‘Tim Apple’ comment, says he was saving time US President Donald Trump says he didn't slip up when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple" at a White House meeting. Mr Trump said his apparent slip-up at a White House roundtable with business leaders last Wednesday (March 6) had been on goal. [Full Article...]

Football Association vows action after pitch invasions mar Birmingham and Arsenal games

Football Association vows action after pitch invasions mar Birmingham and Arsenal games Where are we at in football when some thug thinks that is what he is going to do?" Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish had a day to remember at St. Jack Grealish is struck by a pitch invader early in the first-half. Grealish appeared not to be seriously hurt and appeared to accept apologies and commiserations from Birmingham City players after the incident. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un says economic development is the most urgent task

Kim Jong-un says economic development is the most urgent task A South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Thursday, "There has been talk of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and the Mount Kumgang tours, and we are putting much effort into trying to create conditions in which they could be resumed". JCS spokesman Kim Joon-rak spoke at a regular media briefing on Monday in response to questions about recent USA media reports that the North could have restored... [Full Article...]

Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo

Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo If it weren't for my mom's quick-thinking with the water bottle that Jaguar would not have let go of the poor girl's arm. Wilkerson took video showing the woman on the ground with a gash on her arm screaming in agony. "She won't be put down", the zoo tweeted in response to someone's inquiry about the animal. "Still sending prayers to her and her family", the zoo posted on late Saturday e... [Full Article...]

Tucker Carlson Addresses Criticism After Calling Women ‘Extremely Primitive’ in Resurfaced Audio

Tucker Carlson Addresses Criticism After Calling Women ‘Extremely Primitive’ in Resurfaced Audio If you want to know what I think, you can watch. The tapes, put out Sunday by watchdog group Media Matters for America , are recordings of Carlson from 2006 to 2011 when he'd call into the nationally-syndicated The Bubba the Love Sponge Show. [Full Article...]

Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother released, charges dropped

Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother released, charges dropped Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian woman who was freed after two years in custody on suspicion of murdering Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, expressed her happiness after being released on Monday. "I finished my job", she said. "I didn't expect that today will be my freedom day". "After studying the case thoroughly, we sent letters to the Attorney-General of Malaysia ... [Full Article...]

White House expected to address Trump’s budget proposal

White House expected to address Trump’s budget proposal Larry Kudlow, the White House chief economic adviser, brushed aside budget deficit concerns on Sunday, arguing that markets are not overwhelmingly anxious about federal spending. White House officials say there are already 196km of barriers that have been completed or are under construction. Kudlow said daily negotiations between USA and Chinese officials have been progressing following face... [Full Article...]

Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for snow and wind across Wales

Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for snow and wind across Wales These gusts will become even stronger winds as we move into the next week, with a risk of gale force winds returning to north-western coastal fringes of the United Kingdom on Tuesday. Meanwhile, further yellow weather warnings for wind have been issued. Heavy snow has swept across the north of England and Scotland overnight and throughout this morning, days after the country recovers from the ... [Full Article...]

23-year-old British backpacker from Oxford missing in Guatemala

23-year-old British backpacker from Oxford missing in Guatemala Members of her family are travelling to San Pedro to join the search, the Lucie Blackman Trust has said. She had been travelling since September after visiting Mexico and California, US. The trust has received many sightings of female travellers matching Ms Shaw's description, and it has become clear that there are at least three travellers similar to her hiking in the area. [Full Article...]

USA envoy in China casts doubt on trade deal

USA envoy in China casts doubt on trade deal China's exports to the United States (US) plunged in January and February as President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs chilled demand, while sales to the rest of the world also weakened. Yeung estimated that China's exports for the first two months fell 4.7 percent, and imports were down 3.1 percent. The U.S. trade deficit with China widened in 2018 to a 10-year high of $621 billion, buckin... [Full Article...]

Venezuela hit by major blackout, gov’t blames 'sabotage'

Venezuela hit by major blackout, gov’t blames 'sabotage' As supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido gathered on Avenida Victoria, they yelled "murderers" at riot police as they pushed against their shields. A blackout swept across Venezuela on Thursday, leaving many states without power. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez blamed it on a cyber attack against the automated control system in the central generator at the Guri hydroelectric plan... [Full Article...]

Take ‘Sustained and Irreversible’ Actions Against Terrorists: US Tells Pakistan

Take ‘Sustained and Irreversible’ Actions Against Terrorists: US Tells Pakistan He said the U.S. also wanted to ensure "Pakistan's equities are acknowledged and addressed in any future agreement" in Afghanistan. "A solution to a conflict that touches so many religious and nationalist nerves must ultimately come from within, through talks among India , Pakistan and the people of Kashmir", it said. [Full Article...]

Why this could be last time change you'll ever make

Why this could be last time change you'll ever make M. Safwan Badr, a pulmonologist at DMC's Detroit Receiving Hospital, told CBS News. But sleeping times vary from person to person, and needs change as people age, so the amount of hours each person sleeps will be different. "Effective immediately after federal law authorizes the state to apply year-round daylight saving time , the standard time within the state shall advance by one hour... [Full Article...]

President Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not seeking a pardon

President Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not seeking a pardon Cohen's current lawyer, Lanny Davis , said Thursday that Cohen's former attorney had expressed interest in a presidential pardon in the months after federal investigators searched his home and office last April. It would also cover the fees for his dealings with the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation and 'others, ' which will include the investigation by the U.S. [Full Article...]

UK to provide diplomatic protection to British-Iranian woman

UK to provide diplomatic protection to British-Iranian woman Diplomatic protection is a mechanism under worldwide law according to which a state may seek to secure reparation for injury to one of its nationals on the basis that the second state has committed an internationally wrongful act against the national. [Full Article...]


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