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Les forces irakiennes ont repris près de 90% de Mossoul-Ouest

Tous droits de reproduction et de représentation réservés. Le 19 février, elles ont lancé un assaut sur la partie ouest, densément peuplée et qui comprend notamment la vieille ville avec des rues étroites compliquant leur progression. Quelque 250.000 civils seraient encore coincés à Mossoul-Ouest, tandis qu'environ 500.000 personnes ont été déplacées par les combats. Les djihadistes se sont emparés de Mossoul en juin 2014 à la faveur d'une offensive éclair dans le nord et l'ouest de l'Irak. Read More »

Small plane crashes in residential area of NJ near Teterboro Airport

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the crash. Carlstadt Police Department Sergeant Scott Jordan said the plane crashed and damaged at least two warehouses, sparking fires. The airport was closed as thick smoke billowed over the scene. Emergency responders reached the scene a short time later and were working to extinguish the blaze. Read More »

India's refusal to join China's Belt & Road regrettable: Chinese media

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached Beijing on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum, aimed at regional development. The memorandums of understanding add to $57 billion already pledged for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a network of rail, road and energy infrastructure that is part of the wider Chinese project also known as the Belt and Road initiative, or One Belt, One Road. Read More »

Britain spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

NHS Digital said it had made health trusts aware last month of IT protection that could have prevented the damage. The warning was echoed by Britain's National Cyber Security Centre: "As a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale". Read More »

Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

Officials say two crew members were the only people on board the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 Monday afternoon. The plane crashed in a residential area about a half-mile from the airport, the CNN quoted the Federal Aviation Administration as saying. Read More »

President Trump's Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty

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Dr. Jerry Young, a pastor and President of the National Baptist Convention, says he doesn't endorse candidates. Allowing churches and non-profits to endorse who they please, without fear of losing their non-profit status. "We are giving churches their voices back", Trump told an audience in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. The order directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Treasury Department, and Department of Labor to issue guidance to religious organizations, ... Read More »

Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked

In an address to the Chatham House global affairs think tank in London , Mr Corbyn insisted he was not a pacifist but cautioned against a "bomb first, talk later" approach to foreign policy. "But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have nearly become routine in recent times". However, the language used by the Labour leader raises questions about whether a government under his leadership would commit to like-for-like renewal. Read More »

Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack

Russia's interior ministry said some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" and that efforts were underway to destroy it. But even now, security experts aren't certain how the WannaCry infection was spread. He said it was too early to say who was behind the onslaught and what their motivation was, aside from the obvious demand for money. The identity of whoever deployed the software remains unknown. Read More »

Mishra accuses Kejriwal, AAP of huge financial irregularities

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Monday broke his fast and was discharged from the hospital where he was admitted after he had fainted at a press conference here on Sunday. Mishra tweeted, "Doctors won't discharge until i start taking liquids". What Kapil Mishra says, the BJP repeats it. "My hunger strike will continue until he (Mishra) reveals the time when he went to Kejriwal's house on May 5". Read More »

Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Seek Harsher Punishments

The Sessions memo essentially guarantees a larger federal prison population, ensuring that money that would be better used on preventing crime will be spent imprisoning people who are no risk to the communities. However, the federal prison population is expected to grow under Sessions' watch, considering both his battle against drug offenses and the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. Read More »

North Sea hunt for missing crew after yacht runs aground off pier

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A search operation including lifeboats and a helicopter has begun after a small yacht was discovered run aground with no sign of its crew. The RNLI said that on that occasion the vessel was found with no lights, no VHF radio, no Global Positioning System, and no flares, prompting a warning to other sailors. Read More »

Vladimir Putin, on visit to China, plays Soviet-era melodies on piano

The Russian leader isn't shy about displaying himself as a macho renaissance man, also participating in judo, ice hockey and horseback riding ― the latter sometimes shirtless. So, Putin played some songs on Xi's piano. "I hope I didn't disappoint you". "With regard to the source of these threats, then I believe that Microsoft has spoken directly about this", Putin said. Read More »

President Xi: China to Host 2nd Belt & Road Forum in 2019

Opening the gathering on Sunday, Xi had two objectives: to win worldwide support for the BRI, which envisages the expenditure of more than $1 trillion on infrastructure projects, thereby enhancing China's global position, and to cement domestic support for his regime as he enters his second term as president. Read More »

Syrian prison crematorium hid killings, USA says

And while Assad allies Russian Federation and Iran may not have had anything to do with the crematorium, they are complicit in the brutal dictator's many other atrocities, according to the U.S. The unusually direct and graphic State Department case laying out the horrors committed by the Syrian regime was meant to bolster Washington's appeal to the Assad regime's chief foreign sponsors to use their influence to rein him in, officials and experts said. Read More »

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

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Lee , which sits in the heart of the city. As preparation for removing the Davis statue, workers had wrapped the torso in a green bubble wrap and then placed a harness attached to a crane around the statue. The statue of the Confederacy's president had been hoisted from its stone pedestal in the pre-dawn hours and the blue glint of police lights was still visible two blocks away outside the corner laundromat where Carol Patterson sat as diverted rush-hour traffic rolled by. Read More »

Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government

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On Sunday, Maduro opponents sought to win over the troops to their way of thinking. Others vowed to stay rain or shine for the full 12 hours of the sit-in. Government supporters say global media coverage of Venezuela has been biased, emphasising government repression and minimising opposition violence. Read More »

Patients asked to use services 'wisely — NHS cyber-attack

The indiscriminate attack, which began Friday, struck banks, hospitals and government agencies, exploiting known vulnerabilities in old Microsoft computer operating systems. "It won't be too late as long as they're not infected. It should just be a case of making sure installing updates is enabled, installing the updates, and reboot". Read More »

North Korea claims test of 'newly developed ballistic rocket'

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council yesterday stressed the importance of North Korea immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action. "We are calling on all those folks in the region, particularly China and Russian Federation, to do everything they can in terms of sanctions to help resolve this situation and bring stability to the peninsula", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Monday. Read More »

Miss USA's 10 finalists named in Las Vegas

The runner-up of the night was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg , a marketing and Spanish student at Rutgers University, while the second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould , who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota. Read More »

Delhi HC transfers missing Najeeb Ahmad case to CBI

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After receiving the summons, the students had opposed the police's move. The court now posted the matter for July 17. The Delhi High Court had pulled the police up over the delay in recording the statements of the students suspected to be behind Najeeb's disappearance. Read More »

Police obtain amateur video at scene of shot 15-year-old

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In the minute-long clip, Negron is shown, handcuffed, lying face down on the ground. It's unclear how Rivera obtained the video. His body was left in the street for hours. "Their behavior was outside the realms of human decency and democracy". State police officials, who are handling the investigation, said the vehicle Negron was driving failed to stop when officers tried to pull it over and eventually traveled the wrong way down a busy street, striking several vehicles. Read More »

Deputy AG to brief Senate on Trump's firing of FBI's Comey

McConnell invited Rosenstein to the Senate after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer requested it. Schumer, D-N.Y., also has demanded a briefing from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Later, President Trump admitted in a TV interview that he had already made a decision to can Comey before reading Rosenstein's justification. Comey was heading the FBI's probe into Russia's links with Trump's presidential election. Read More »