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Turkish military says struck PKK targets in Iraq's Sinjar, northeastern Syria

The Turkish military said the aim of the strikes was to prevent the PKK from sending weapons and explosives for attacks inside Turkey. The air bombardment was carried out around 02.00 a.m. Syria's war has killed more than 320,000 people since it began with protests in 2011 that were violently repressed by the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

NATO "No Longer Obsolete"

His comments came during a visit to the White House by NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg. "He [Trump] feels that with more North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members being willing to contribute greater militarily in terms of budget and also with an apparent greater willingness to take on ISIS [Daesh] and other threats, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation now has a stronger future from his perspective", the expert said. Read More »

Old guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

And now Ms. Le Pen has resigned as leader of the Front National and says she will run as an independent in the second round. Mr Macron, a former economy minister, is widely expected to win the run-off vote on 7 May. "We didn't do the work - intellectual, ideological and political - on what the left is, and we paid the price". Ms Le Pen went on the offensive against Mr Macron in her first public comments on Monday. Read More »

Edmonton gas station employee dragged in gas-and-dash

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Police believe the suspect is a man in his 30s who was driving 2000-to-2008 silver four-door Dodge Ram. "Early indications suggest the victim was in the process of clearing the hopper when the accident occurred", the release said. Because the grain hopper was from outside Alberta, RCMP said federal occupational health and safety investigators have taken over the investigation. Read More »

Trump blasts New York Times for 'big lie' behind Patriots pics

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But the paper got called out for a lack of context - not just from Trump , but also from the New England Patriots . The contrast in photos was quickly explained by the Patriots to the New York Times when they noted that the 2015 photo included support staff making it appear like a much larger contingent. Read More »

Champs-Elysées: gardes à vue levées pour les trois proches de l'assaillant

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La cheffe du Front national a durci son discours sécuritaire et anti-immigration dans la dernière ligne droite de la campagne pour tenter de séduire les électeurs indécis. Le sursis avec mise à l'épreuve est un régime plus sévère que le sursis simple, puisqu'il est accompagné de mesures de contrôle, notamment l'obligation d'avertir "préalablement" le juge d'application des peines pour aller à l'étranger. Read More »

Sex clip on Mumbai cult leader's phone leads cops to Delhi

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The parents of the two girls claimed that they approached the police repeatedly since December previous year to seek action against the cult group but in vain. "They, however, still did not answer", an officer said. The petitioners claimed Kulkarni forced the women into drugs. "He claims to be a psychiatrist and has letter heads and business cards stating the same". Read More »

Apple iPhone Business Torn Between Value And Premium Handsets

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The iPhone 8, which features several major components that Apple custom-ordered specifically for the smartphone, will still be released in September. The world's most valuable tech company is apparently having a pilot study of the dual-lenses for the selfie shooter, an upgrade from the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which have single camera sensor. Read More »

Russia, Iran bid to sideline Syria gas attack findings with fresh probe

Syria has blamed terrorist groups for the attack, and Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that the attack was carried out by "forces" trying to frame the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Lavrov stressed that there has been no response from London or Paris to Russian requests for detailed information on alleged chemical weapon probes taken in Syria. Read More »

French elections: Markets sense relief after French vote

The final results from the first round of France's presidential election's showed that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron got nearly 1 million more votes than far-right leader Marine Le Pen. In Mr Macron's favouris the fact that 35 per cent of voters thought he was the best candidate to put the economy on the right track, against only 20 per cent for Ms Le Pen, according to a recent Odoxa poll . Read More »

Aamir khan breaks no award show rule

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Along with Khan, yesteryear heroine Vyjayanthimala and former cricketer Kapil Dev will also be honored at the do. On the professional front, he will soon be seen in ' Secret Superstar' and is also prepping up for ' Thugs of Hindostan' that also stars Amitabh Bachchan. Read More »

Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation

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He also pointed out that two Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers on Sunday had started an exercise with the USS Carl Vinson and the aircraft carrier's escort vessels in the Western Pacific. DPRK is an abbreviation for North Korea. "This is only going to inflame the situation and make it more hard for us to resolve the overarching issue of getting North Korea to stop developing a nuclear weapon", Locke said. Read More »

Bulls to start Canaan at point guard in Game 5 vs Celtics

They believe in me. I can't do it without those guys. "It make me feel somewhat normal through this tough time". Speaking for the first time since his sister, Chyna , died on April 15 in a single-vehicle auto crash, the Boston Celtics star said he is thankful for the support of his teammates. Read More »

Aussies first as 457 scrapped

The majority of the visa holders under this category were from India, accounting nearly a quarter of the intake. 'What we want to make sure is where there are long and enduring skills shortages in Australia, that Australians are being trained to do that work'. Read More »

'Syria retained chemical weapons' - US Defense Secretary Mattis

And US Defence Secretary James Mattis repeated Israel's claims on Wednesday that Syria still possessed tons of chemical weapons despite the UN-confirmed destruction of its stockpile. We noted the very clear and forthright words, Mr. Secretary, that you had to say about Iran . Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Jerusalem before a sit-down meeting, said the United States is committed to achieving peace in the ... Read More »

Bombay HC grants bail to Sadhvi Pragya in 2008 Malegaon blast case

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According to the latest development in the case, the victims of the 2008 Malegaon blast case will challenge the bail given to Sadhvi Pragya in the Supreme Court. Earlier, the NIA had informed the HC that it had no objection if Sadhvi was granted bail as the provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) were not applicable in Sadhvi's case. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath orders investigation into UP's top award

With red beacon atop VIP vehicles a thing of the past, the state government under chief minister Yogi Adityanath moved a step further and chose to take away or downgrade security cover of several leaders, including former chief ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati and also Akhilesh's wife Dimple Yadav and his uncles Ram Gopal Yadav and Shivpal Yadav. Read More »

Turnout is high for French presidential vote

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On Saturday, police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station, briefly causing panic as some passengers rushed out of the way. Around 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers will be deployed to protect voters on Sunday, with the contingent boosted in Paris after the Champs Elysees shooting . Read More »

United States top envoy accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffSchiff: Trump breaking Iran deal "a grave mistake" Trump may miss deadline on Russia report Schiff: Dems failed to convey why Russian meddling matters MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday warned President Trump's administration against abandoning the Iran nuclear deal. Read More »

North Korea detains United States citizen as tensions rise

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South Korea says a US nuclear-powered submarine has docked in the southern port of Busan, but it isn't expected to participate in joint naval exercises with South Korea. I don't understand why he was suddenly arrested", the source was quoted as saying. She praised China's increased pressure on North Korea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after the phone call, told reporters he would "continue to maintain close contact with the U.S., and maintain an advanced alert monitoring system". Read More »

Opposition alleges "widespread fraud" in Turkish referendum vote

Opposition complaints and calls for a new vote centered on a decision by electoral officials to use and tally ballots that did not have an official stamp, despite a 2010 law that requires such official validation. " The main opposition party not recognizing the results is not an acceptable thing ", Yildirim said. Global monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reported a series of irregularities, including more than a million ballots cast without the particular ... Read More »

North Korea detains third American citizen amid heightened tensions

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An official North Korean website warned Monday that Pyongyang will "wipe out" the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat sabre-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region. Korean-American Tony Kim had spent a month teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), its chancellor Park Chan Mo told Reuters yesterday. Read More »

Obama doesn't mention Trump in speech

Obama's office noted that other past presidents of both parties used public venues earlier than Obama. He encouraged students to talk to people who have opposing viewpoints, asking a college Republican panelist to discuss his campus experiences. Read More »

Australia 'committed to' China extradition treaty, but opposition has heard nothing

The agreement on cyber security was struck following a meeting between Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Chinese politician Meng Jianzhu in Sydney on Friday. The debate would focus on the disallowance motion that remained on the books. Tasmanian Liberal Eric Abetz raised his objections to the agreement in the Coalition party room and the former prime minister, Tony Abbott, intervened publicly to argue the treaty should not proceed. Read More »