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30000 flee Syria's Idlib region as UN fears century's 'worst' crisis

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More than three million people have fled to Idlib and as many as 70,000 opposition fighters are dug in there. The talks led by Staffan de Mistura started and ended with little or no comment to reporters at the United Nations offices in Geneva, and offered a sideshow to the concerns about a looming battle for the northern province - the last remaining rebel stronghold in Syria after 7½ years of war and now home to some 3 million civilians. Read More »

PM Imran Khan, COAS, Zardari offer condolences to Sharif family

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However, she took interest in politics following the end of Nawaz Sharif's second term as the Prime Minister. Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, left, accompanied by his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, arrives at the Tribhuwan Airport to attend the 18th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Read More »

Obama speaks at U of I: Trump is ‘capitalizing on resentment’

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Mr Obama was eager to "remind" voters that the economic recovery - one of Mr Trump's favourite talking points - actually began "in 2015" under his presidency. He said the consequences of sitting on the sidelines are "dire". But, Obama added, when there is a vacuum in democracy, "other voices fill the void". Read More »

Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

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The storm's sustained winds reached 121 km/h, just over the threshold for a hurricane, as it made its way across the Atlantic, about 1210 kilometre southeast of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Centre said. The state of SC also declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Isaac became the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Season and the third storm being actively tracked in a busy weather weekend. Read More »

Texas Cop Who Fatally Shot Man After Entering Wrong Apartment Identified

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At a press conference Sunday, before the arrest was announced, the attorneys representing Jean's demanded action be taken against the officer, arguing that a police officer should not be given preferential treatment. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the shooting death of a 26-year-old black man by a white off-duty police officer "is a very serious situation for the city of Dallas ". Read More »

Andhra man from Tenali among 3 killed in USA bank shootout

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One victim was dead at the scene and four other shooting victims were transported to a hospital, where two of those people died, Isaac said. The gunman was later shot dead by the police. He had fired 35 rounds inside the lobby as receptionists and other workers starting their day dove for cover, Isaac said. His aunt, Yudy Martinez Perez, slumped against a kitchen wall and muttered denials after she heard the news, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Read More »

British Airways customer information ‘compromised’ in data theft

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But compared with some of the biggest data breaches of recent years, the scale of the BA hack remains relatively modest and it is technology companies and big retailers not airlines that have been worst affected. "We take the protection of our customers' data seriously, and are very sorry for the concern that this criminal activity has caused". "Regulators will assess the circumstances of this breach consistently with the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) requirements", she ... Read More »

Police Respond to Active Shooter Situation in Downtown Cincinnati

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Police believe Perez shot five victims during the attack. Three died and two others survived and are hospitalized, including a Louisville woman. Perez was armed with a 9 mm gun and Isaac estimated he had about 200 rounds of ammunition. Federal and state agents were also on the scene as investigators swept the building. One victim was identified as 64-year-old Richard Newcomer, a superintendent with the Gilbane Building Company, a construction company based in Cincinnati . Read More »

Trump says Woodward's White House book a 'scam'

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In addition to criticizing Trump's reaction to the piece, Pelosi offered her opinion on the significance of the contents of what was written by the anonymous senior official in the Trump administration . Asked if the government would take legal action against the New York Times for publishing the article, he responded that his administration is "looking at that right now". Read More »

UN Security Council meets to discuss expected offensive in Syria

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The trilateral summit in Tehran involving Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan puts further pressure on the rebel forces still operating in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, including about 10,000 hard-core jihadists and al-Qaida-linked fighters. Read More »

Korean Leaders To Meet This Month About A 'Nuclear-Free Korean Peninsula'

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The decision marked a rare note of skepticism from Trump , who proclaimed after his meeting in Singapore with Kim in mid-June that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat". "The United States shouldn't delay any further an end-of-war declaration, which the USA president promised at the Singapore summit ", the North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in an editorial. Read More »

GMB union says British public deserves a vote on final Brexit deal

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Meanwhile the prime minister Theresa May has continued to rule out the possibility of a new vote, insisting that it would be a " gross betrayal of our democracy". And it is, alas, only on this side of the Channel that shameless sociopaths take vast risks with other people's life chances for the sake of personal ambition.The EU, for the avoidance of doubt, is not risking its future on the British people making a wise choice.Is Mr Raab coming out with this kind of palpable rubbish an ... Read More »

Gay sex no longer a crime in India

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He said that life with dignity is a recognised right. Activists had been fighting the ban since the 1990s, suffering several court reverses before Thursday´s verdict. This led to a fresh bunch of petitions which cited the 2017 historic judgment to read down Section 377 and decriminalize homosexuality. The top court, in four separate but concurring judgements, set aside its own verdict in the Suresh Kaushal case. Read More »

Kolkata Bridge Collapse Highlights: One killed, scores injured

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Of the injured, nine were admitted to the SSKM Hospital, while remaining seven were admitted to CMRO Hospital. Several cars, motorbikes and a mini bus can be seen lying on top of the collapsed bridge . Authorities have still not confirmed how many vehicles or pedestrians might be trapped under the rubble. #08:00 PM: The bridge ( Majerhat ) collapse incident in Kolkata is extremely tragic. Read More »

Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat

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Trump nominated Kavanaugh in June to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States until he retired this year. "The most significant portion of these documents reflect deliberations and candid advice concerning the selection and nomination of judicial candidates, the confidentiality of which is critical to any President's ability to carry out this core constitutional executive function", Burck wrote. Read More »

Hasina ready to help Imran Khan for the good of Pakistanis

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Mr Sidhu on Sunday said, "I will tell you why my hope about the improvement in relations of both the countries got strengthen". Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf claims he had proposed a "four-point formula" on Kashmir to the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during the 2001 Agra Summit. Read More »

President Barrow attends FOCAC Summit in China

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Kenya, for instance, had taken over $5 billion from China as at the end of March 2018 while Uganda owed China $1.6 billion. President Museveni on arrival held bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta , on issues of mutual interest between the two countries. Read More »