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Up to 66 dead as Iranian jet goes down in mountains

Up to 66 dead as Iranian jet goes down in mountains Those aboard included 59 passengers, two flight attendants, two pilots and two members of security forces. The plane has disappeared from the radar 50 minutes after its departure from one of Tehran's airports. Due to foggy conditions, rescue helicopters were not able to reach the crash site in the Zagros Mountains. But the cause of the crash remains unclear. [Full Article...]

Turkey vows to widen offensive to eastern Syria, Iraq

Turkey vows to widen offensive to eastern Syria, Iraq Turkish media celebrated the seizure of Afrin Sunday from the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia as a historic victory. Turkey first launched its military operation in Syria in 2016, and Erdogan has repeatedly said it will not allow a "terror corridor" along its border - a reference to territories controlled by the Kurdish forces, which Turkey views as terrorists due to their links to Kurdish insurgents... [Full Article...]

Huawei P20 pricing and new pictures just leaked

Huawei P20 pricing and new pictures just leaked This reportedly is made up of a 40MP sensor, a 20MP (monochrome) sensor and an 8MP (telephoto) sensor. But we know the P20 Lite is ruled out as it is already on sale and a review video posted online doesn't mention the feature. With 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the Huawei P20 Pro is expected to cost Euro 899 (approx $1100 / Rs. 72,500) in Europe. On to the front, the smartphone ... [Full Article...]

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state over nation's most restrictive ban

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state over nation's most restrictive ban Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510 , which bans most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation, in a closed ceremony on Monday in Jackson, Mississippi attended by legislative supporters. 'Under decades of United States Supreme Court precedent, the state of MS can not ban abortion prior to viability, regardless of what exceptions are provided to the ban, ' the suit states. [Full Article...]

Throne Speech Fails to Inspire PC Leader Doug Ford

Throne Speech Fails to Inspire PC Leader Doug Ford Any mention of Wynne or of the provincial Liberals was met with loud boos and the occasional interjection from the crowd. Fast forward a week and she will introduce Ford at the rally. From left: Tanya Granic Allen, Caroline Mulroney and Christine Elliott join Ford on stage. The Progressive Conservative leadership contest was triggered by the resignation of former leader Patrick Brown amid sexu... [Full Article...]

Train services impacted on Central Line

Train services impacted on Central Line Congress has said it supports the protest. Scores of agitated students demanding jobs in railways blocked the rail traffic affecting the Mumbai train services, including suburban services between Matunga and Dadar stations, on Tuesday and causing difficulties to lakhs of commuters, a Central Railway official said. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russian president with landslide vote

Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russian president with landslide vote What, do you think I will sit (in power) until I'm 100 years old", he said, calling the question "funny". Putin was first elected to the Kremlin in 2000, and again four years later. They include alleged ballot stuffing and repeat voting, although officials dismissed most concerns by saying monitors misinterpret what they see. Results for all other candidates, including former reality TV host... [Full Article...]

Body of missing Perth woman found in Canada lake

Body of missing Perth woman found in Canada lake On Friday evening, police say they received a report of human remains at one end of partially frozen Alpha Lake which turned out to be Raspa's. They later confirmed the remains to be that of Ms Raspa. Further searches of the area and the shore found no trace of her. The cause of death has not been confirmed, however, police say it does not appear suspicious. [Full Article...]

Putin tightens grip on power with overwhelming Russian election win

Putin tightens grip on power with overwhelming Russian election win He vowed Monday not to engage in an arms race, saying that Russian Federation has already spent the bulk of what is needed to create new weapons in previous years. Mr Putin has ruled Russian Federation as either president or prime minister since 1999 but his share of the vote in the last election 2012 was smaller, at 64%. [Full Article...]

Indian hostages in Iraq dead, says Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha

Indian hostages in Iraq dead, says Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha I would like to confirm with a heavy heart that they have been killed by the Islamic State militia , she said. Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. In December 2017, India had completed the DNA testing of the families of 39 Indians missing from Iraq's Mosul city since 2014 and forwarded the samples to Iraqi authorities for matching with the mortal remains in the graves there. [Full Article...]

Death of cardinal who stood down after gay sex scandal

Death of cardinal who stood down after gay sex scandal The 80-year-old, who resigned as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh five years ago after admitting sexual misconduct, had deteriorated following a fall last month. He was ordained as a priest in 1965. There were claims of inappropriate behaviour towards junior clergy, and allegations he had abused the power of his position. [Full Article...]

Australia wildfires raging, almost 100 houses destroyed

Australia wildfires raging, almost 100 houses destroyed It's unclear if any have been damaged or destroyed. People lined up tonight at the Bega Showground to discover the fate of their home. Fire crews on Monday afternoon confirmed 69 houses and 30 caravans or cabins were destroyed. Spot fires made it impossible to contain. "That is the most important thing when it comes to a fire like this", he said from Cobden. "The firefighting is not over o... [Full Article...]

Third marriage for cricketer turned politician Imran Khan

Third marriage for cricketer turned politician Imran Khan He was married to TV anchor Reham Khan for a brief period of ten months in 2015. His previous two marriages - first with Jemima Goldsmith , in 1995, lasted nine years. The pair were tabloid fodder in Pakistan and eventually divorced in 2004. "It's true that my mother is spiritual leader of Imran Khan, however as far as marriage is concerned there's no truth in it", he said adding that whoever h... [Full Article...]

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB) and Steelcase Inc (SCS) Under Limelight

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB) and Steelcase Inc (SCS) Under Limelight It is also used in ranking the parallel size of stock exchanges, is a measure of the total of the market capitalizations of all companies listed on each stock exchange. Morgan Stanley upgraded The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) on Thursday, June 1 to "Overweight" rating. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 9 think it is Overweight. [Full Article...]

UMBC's Run Ends at the Hands of Kansas State

UMBC's Run Ends at the Hands of Kansas State I love these guys to the moon and back. "From when we beat Vermont until the last two hours were the greatest time of my life", Sherburne said . UMBC scored 53 pts in 2nd half of Friday's win vs Virginia . "We gave hope to smaller seeds". And earned the admiration of their opponents. I suppose we could think of UMBC as a flash in the pan. You know, the ones from Kentucky . [Full Article...]

Intimidation, reports of ballot stuffing in Russian Federation poll

Intimidation, reports of ballot stuffing in Russian Federation poll Mr Navalny - who called on his supporters to boycott the "fake" vote and sent over 33,000 observers across the country to see how official turnout figures differed from those of monitors - said there had been "unprecedented violations". The eight presidential candidates were barred from campaigning Saturday, but the message to voters was clear from billboards celebrating Russian greatness - a bi... [Full Article...]

USA and South Korea announce start date for annual military exercises

USA and South Korea announce start date for annual military exercises If North Korea wants to engage in a meaningful dialogue, even the USA and South Korea must show keenness on their part. According to a senior South Korean envoy who made a rare visit to Pyongyang earlier this month, Kim had made it clear he "understands" the need for the drills to go ahead. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin Appeals To 'Love Of Fatherland' To Get Russians To Polls

Vladimir Putin Appeals To 'Love Of Fatherland' To Get Russians To Polls Most people who spoke to AFP said they voted for Mr Putin , praising him for restoring stability and national pride after the humiliating collapse of the USSR. Addressing his supporters at a victory rally in Moscow, Putin said the election result was a recognition of what had been achieved in the past few years, despite hard conditions. [Full Article...]

United States of America imposed sanctions against 19 Russian citizens and 5 organizations

United States of America imposed sanctions against 19 Russian citizens and 5 organizations Sixteen of the 24 entities or individuals sanctioned on Thursday were subject to that special counsel indictment. "To hear the President actually speak to camera or speak to the American people and denounce Putin , denounce the Russian government for the steps they are taking, would be, I think, be far more powerful", Democratic Rep. [Full Article...]

Three killed in blast outside Hekmatyar rally in Afghanistan

Three killed in blast outside Hekmatyar rally in Afghanistan He invited Pakistani prime minister to visit Afghanistan. Political commentators view the Pence-Abbasi meeting as a continuation of their talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY previous year. Moreover, besides discussion on cementing bilateral relations, the two lawmakers conveyed their concern about blasphemy cases against Christians in Pakistan, the sources added. [Full Article...]


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