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Fisticuffs in Edo Assembly over Impeachment of Speaker

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Following the impeachment of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Majority Leader of the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday, the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, held a reconciliatory meeting with the warring parties at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Benin . Lire la suite »

Iraq starts offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

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The attack late Saturday came as Iraqi forces prepare an assault on an IS-held town west of Mosul after the country's prime minister declared victory over the extremists in the country's second-largest city in July. The participation of the Hashd al-Shaabi in the planned Tal Afar operation has sparked fears of a possible sectarian conflict. Lieutenant Faraj Hamed said the Abbas Brigade, Ali Al-Akbar Brigade, the Badr Military Wing, the Imam Ali Brigades, the Imam Hussein Brigade, and the ... Lire la suite »

Customary India-China border meet on I-Day unlikely

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An article in The Global Times, part of the ruling Communist Party's publication group, urged Chinese firms to "reconsider the risks" of investing in India and warned New Delhi to be "prepared for the possible consequences for its ill-considered action". Lire la suite »

Bandai Namco Teases Out New Game "Projekt 1514"

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Developed by Dimps, known for its work on the successful Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series of games, Projeckt1514 will at least partially take place in a war-torn environment, where the world is clearly in the midst of, or even recovering from, a huge battle of some sort. Lire la suite »

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat barred from hoisting flag

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However, Bhagwat simply ignored the order and hoisted the flag. The RSS Chief was to hoist the national flag at Karnakayamman High School in Palakkad district on Tuesday morning, but was restrained by the district collector. Ahead of the flag hoisting, the RSS and BJP strongly criticised the move and blamed the ruling CPI (M) for the diktat. The RSS-BJP and the CPI (M) have been at loggerheads in Kerala , particularly its northern parts, after the Left Democratic Front came to power in ... Lire la suite »

North Korea recalls key ambassadors home for meeting: Yonhap

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Still, the top envoys' meeting may deal with the recent spike in tensions between North Korea and U.S. over the former's missile and nuclear programme. Backing the possibility of an imminent test, 38 North continued, were reports that the North recently held ejection tests of the cold-launch system, in which a missile is propelled by compressed gas before the engine ignites, preventing damage to the submarine. Lire la suite »

Tropical Storm Gert gains strength

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Gert, which has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, was located about 455 miles west-southwest of Bermuda as of the NHC's 5 p.m. EST advisory . Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. East Coast - from North Carolina to NY - over the next couple of days. Tropical Storm Gert is increasing in strength and is expected to reach its closest approach to Bermuda on Wednesday at 6am. Lire la suite »

Police appeal over girls, 8 and 5, missing from Alyth

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Police Scotland have now issued an appeal saying they want to find the children to confirm their "well-being". The division said in a statement: "We can confirm Grace and Kara McKinney, who were missing from Perthshire have been traced safe and well in Northern Ireland". Lire la suite »

Analysis: Trump turns to Russia probe to poke at his critics

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But he has been forced to acknowledge that his eldest son, Donald Jr, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his then campaign advisor Paul Manafort did meet a Kremlin-connected lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. Mueller has impaneled a grand jury here in Washington. Now, you could - if you were just investigating Michael Flynn, you would continue probably using that same grand jury, right? Conway says Trump believes the Russia investigation is a "complete false and fabricated lie". Lire la suite »

Former Olympic champion cyclist Steve Wooldridge dies

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He was also a Commonwealth champion in 2002. Wooldridge was inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions in 2015. After his retirement, Wooldridge pursued a career in tertiary education while also holding various roles within Cycling Australia and the Oceania Cycling Confederation. Lire la suite »

British trio sentenced to 5½- 6½ years with caning for aggravated molestation

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Khong Tam Thanh, Vu Thai Son and Michael Le went on trial this week for assaulting the Malaysian woman in a hotel room in September past year, reports the BBC. The trio knew the victim had "returned to the privacy of the hotel room to be with their friend Richard". On the night they arrived, they went clubbing at Zouk, where one of them, Trinh Viet Anh, 24, struck up a conversation with the woman. Lire la suite »

No looming nuclear war with North Korea

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Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, plans to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday ahead of a trip to China . "That's why I think many people, myself included, would argue for more temperate language than the fire and fury ", he said on CNN's State of the Union. Lire la suite »

Iran's regional threat growing, Mossad head warns

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The JCPOA agreement signed with six world powers in 2015 only strengthened Tehran's aggression in the region, allowing Iran to replenish its budget and fund its regional proxies, while renewing business ties with European nations. for ramping up non-nuclear sanctions against the Regime for its support of terrorism, human rights violations, and its ballistic missile programme and for its debate over designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation in its own ... Lire la suite »

Police standoff with gunman prompts shelter-in-place in Lake County

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The Lake County Sheriff's Department says officials with six law enforcement agencies are searching on the ground and by air for 43-year-old Joshua Caleb Brown of Kelseyville. "We don't have his location pinned down", said Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin, describing an extensive effort underway in an area around Highway 29 and Cole Creek Road. Lire la suite »

President Trump Denounces The Violence In Charlottesville

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Three people died and at least 35 were injured after a series of protests organized by white nationalists and counter demonstrations turned violent. Speaking at the White House Monday, U.S. Conservative outlets also called attention to the more heated commentary on the other side, on television and social media. He was called upon by both those inside the White House and outside to condemn white supremacists. Lire la suite »

James Alex Fields, Alleged Charlottesville Attacker, Appears In Court

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The Saturday crash that killed Heather Heyer took place at a Unite the Right rally spurred on by Charlottesville's plan to remove a Confederate statue from a local park. President Trump faced criticism from both sides of the aisle over the weekend for not strongly condemning white supremacists at the rally. He said he didn't always agree with what his daughter stood for, but he always admired her for standing up for her beliefs. Lire la suite »

Thousands marched in solidarity with Charlottesville this weekend-take a look

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Police have charged Fields with second-degree murder , accusing the Maumee , Ohio , man of deliberately driving his auto into a crowd of counter alt-right protesters. The crowd was protesting a gathering of far-right activists who came to the city for an event called " Unite the Right ", starting on Friday. Fields had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of Vanguard America , one of the white supremacist hate groups that organised the "take America back" ... Lire la suite »

Regional leaders denounce Trump's Venezuela threat

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In another attempt to clarify Trump's remarks , Pence said in the Colombian city of Cartagena that Washington was going to use its "full economic and diplomatic weight to help restore democracy in Venezuela ". Pence on Sunday embarked on a Latin America tour to drum up support in the region for a tougher stance against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro . Lire la suite »

Lucie's Tim Tebow hit in head by pitch, stays in game

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Tebow finished the game 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. Fortunately, Tebow was fine and slowly walked down the first-base line to take his base. Tebow's decision to make a run at a baseball career and his corresponding struggles have been well-documented following his football career, though he also had a 12-game hitting streak this summer. Lire la suite »

Australian Minister: 'I'd find it hard to work with Labour'

The development could cost Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull his one-seat majority in the House of Representatives and require him to depend on the support of independent MPs. Mr Joyce again refused this morning to stand aside as Deputy Prime Minister. " New Zealand is facing an election". The issue has turned into a political fight in New Zealand five weeks out from the September 23 election, with NZ prime minister Bill English accusing Hipkins of interfering in Australian politics. Lire la suite »

Neuf morts dans deux attaques contre l'ONU au Mali

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Un gendarme est tué dans les échanges de tirs ainsi que deux assaillants. Ce lundi dans le nord-ouest du Mali, à Tombouctou, une attaque a tué sept personnes dont cinq agents de sécurité travaillant pour la Minusma , une mission des Nations-unies et des Casques bleus ont été blessés. Lire la suite »