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Two Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Camp In Indian Kashmir Two Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Camp In Indian Kashmir
- February 11, 2018

A senior Home Ministry official said the attack had tell-tale signs that the terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohmmad (JeM). This is the second time the militants have targetted a military installtion. Last week, an army captain, Kapil Kundu from Ransika village of Gurgaon district, and three other soldiers were killed and a BSF sub-inspector was injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC). (more...)
Last Islamic State Last Islamic State "Beatles" Captured in Syria
- February 10, 2018

The men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, were captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria in early Jan, the New York Times reports . He said that Kotey was being questioned but did not specify who by. Elsheikh was known for "waterboarding, mock executions, and crucifixions" of hostages. (more...)
Rob Porter's Second Wife: I Am Not Part of a Smear Campaign
- February 10, 2018

We're long past the point of expecting this administration to express genuine concern for any individual outside, much less a woman who accuses a member of the team of misconduct. The episode is a staffing embarrassment for Trump and could threaten Kelly's standing in the White House, some say. But some commentators are questioning whether the White House turned a blind eye. (more...)
Third-highest ranking Justice Department official is resigning Third-highest ranking Justice Department official is resigning
- February 10, 2018

In a statement, Brand said she is proud of the department's accomplishments during her short time there. From 2012 to 2017, Brand filled a Republican seat on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a panel that advises the president and other top officials about counterterrorism policy. (more...)
NASA space probe takes 'furthest ever' photo from Earth NASA space probe takes 'furthest ever' photo from Earth
- February 10, 2018

These photos were captured in December by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on board New Horizons, and were shot just before it went back into hibernation . New Horizons first left Earth in 2006 with the aim of flying by Pluto, which it did in 2015, taking some dramatic photos along the way. New Horizons is reportedly healthy and everything is functioning as planned. (more...)
Grateful Dead lyricist and internet activist John Perry Barlow dead at 70 Grateful Dead lyricist and internet activist John Perry Barlow dead at 70
- February 10, 2018

Barlow co-wrote several songs for the Grateful Dead with Weir, including Mexicali Blues , Black Throated Wind and Bombs Away . Barlow also worked with Dead keyboardists Brent Mydland and Vince Welnick and others, later writing lyrics for The String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang. (more...)
Suspect In NFL Player Death Charged In Crash Suspect In NFL Player Death Charged In Crash
- February 10, 2018

He was charged Wednesday with four felony counts. The family of Atlanta-native Edwin Jackson is showing appreciation for the outpouring of support they've received since the Indianapolis Colts player was killed by a drunk driver on Sunday. (more...)
Trump Targets Iran At Prayer Breakfast, Voices Solidarity With The Persecuted Trump Targets Iran At Prayer Breakfast, Voices Solidarity With The Persecuted
- February 09, 2018

See the WND Superstore's collection of Bibles, including the stunning 1599 Geneva Bible . In his 2010 remarks, President Obama called on "Americans of every faith, and no faith", to unite "around a common goal, a higher objective", specifically mentioning Hindus and Sikhs, as well as Jews, Catholics and Protestants. (more...)
Donald Trump demanding France like military parade in Washington like a kid Donald Trump demanding France like military parade in Washington like a kid
- February 09, 2018

Trump in September mused about holding a French-style military parade in Washington during the U.S. Independence Day celebration. This is a President who has openly questioned his own Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, suggesting there may be a conspiracy at the highest levels seeking to weaken him. (more...)
Justin Trudeau says he 'shouldn't' make 'dumb' jokes after 'peoplekind' comment Justin Trudeau says he 'shouldn't' make 'dumb' jokes after 'peoplekind' comment
- February 08, 2018

Trudeau has been mocked on social media and talk shows since using the word . " It played well in the room and in context ". The Canadian Prime Minister interrupted a woman, identified only as Aimee from The World Mission Society Church Of God, who was asking him a question during an event in Edmonton, Alberta. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation hacking suspect Lauri Love wins appeal against extradition to US Federal Bureau of Investigation hacking suspect Lauri Love wins appeal against extradition to US
- February 08, 2018

The US has 14 days to lodge their grounds for appealing the decision to Britain's Supreme Court, according to Love's lawyers. Speaking outside of court after the verdict, Love said he hopes the ruling would set a precedent. As Home Secretary Theresa May blocked the extradition of Gary McKinnon , another hacker suffering Asperger's syndrome and depression who was judged to be a suicide risk. (more...)
Trump's Military Parade Takes Shape Trump's Military Parade Takes Shape
- February 08, 2018

Donald Trump wants a splendid display of American military might rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue in a patriotic parade - so naturally, his political enemies must find a way to get hysterical about it. "That's not who we are", said Sen. The federal government has sponsored military parades in the past, but they have generally been used to celebrate the end of a war, such as the 1991 parade held to honor those who served in the Gulf War. (more...)
5-Star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. Commits To Alabama Over LSU, Clemson 5-Star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. Commits To Alabama Over LSU, Clemson
- February 08, 2018

He will choose one of those schools at 9 a.m. on ESPNU on Wednesday, which is the second portion of National Signing Day this recruiting season after the main event last December 20. "I think it's great for the fan base, but I'd trade that No. 1 ranking for the last No. 1 ranking in the college football poll". The Tigers had nine defensive backs in the National Football League in 2017 to seven from Alabama. (more...)
Pence heads to Olympics with stern message for N Korea Pence heads to Olympics with stern message for N Korea
- February 08, 2018

Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier , an American student who was jailed in North Korea and died a year ago after returning to the United States in a coma, will be Pence's designated special guest at the opening ceremony. Seoul banned all North Korean ships entering its ports and cut off most inter-Korean exchanges, including tourism, trade and aid, in 2010 in the wake of a torpedo attack on a South Korean navy warship that killed 46 sailors. (more...)
Julian Assange loses challenge to United Kingdom arrest warrant Julian Assange loses challenge to United Kingdom arrest warrant
- February 07, 2018

The 46-year-old has been inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London in self-imposed exile since June 2012. If he were to leave, he would face arrest by British police for skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden to face an allegation of rape, which has been dropped . (more...)
Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge
- February 07, 2018

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks suffered their worst loss in six-and-a-half years. The conservative network has spent months promoting the Trump administration's claim that the market's health is a result of the president's policies and promises . (more...)
USA trade gap, volatile markets a challenge for Trump USA trade gap, volatile markets a challenge for Trump
- February 07, 2018

Notably the USA deficit in goods soared past year to a record-high $375.2 billion with China, a nation that Trump has both demonized and praised on trade during his tenure. The shortfall - the 11th in a row - exceeded the C$2.20 billion deficit predicted by analysts in a Reuters poll and was the seventh largest on record. (more...)
Bannon subpoenaed by House intelligence panel, but will he show? Bannon subpoenaed by House intelligence panel, but will he show?
- February 07, 2018

Escalating a tense standoff with the panel, Bannon isn't planning on showing up because the White House and committee haven't reached an agreement over the scope of the questioning, the source said . The panel wants him to appear again to follow up on a January 16 appearance that failed to satisfy some of its members. This is not the first time the committee has pushed back its subpoena as it has negotiated with Bannon over answering questions about the transition and his time in the White ... (more...)
Scores of civilians killed as airstrikes pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta Scores of civilians killed as airstrikes pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta
- February 07, 2018

The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes battered Syrian opposition areas, killing more than 28 people east of Damascus and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern Idlib province. Russian Federation retorted that "no perpetrators have been identified" and accused the United States of orchestrating a "propaganda campaign" against the Syrian government. (more...)
Former Larry Nassar patient living in Indianapolis shocked by abuse case Former Larry Nassar patient living in Indianapolis shocked by abuse case
- February 07, 2018

His defense lawyer, Shannon Smith, said she expects Nassar to appeal his various sentences but that she isn't planning on defending him in those cases. "I never got a phone call from the police or the FBI", Gina Nichols, the mother of one of Nassar's victims told the Times . A MI judge has slapped former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar with an additional 40-125 years in prison after the shamed physician pleaded guilty to three more counts of sexual misconduct, this time in Eaton ... (more...)
Iraq says USA downsizes troops in Iraq after IS defeat Iraq says USA downsizes troops in Iraq after IS defeat
- February 07, 2018

The troops were part of the USA -led worldwide coalition that has also been conducting air raids against IS targets in both Iraq and Syria . Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve's global Coalition effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat ISIS. (more...)
Lashkar terrorist escapes after police team attacked at SMHS hospital Lashkar terrorist escapes after police team attacked at SMHS hospital
- February 06, 2018

Mohammed Naveed Jhutt, the 22-year-old LeT militant from Pakistan who was caught in Kulgam in south Kashmir in 2014, managed to escape with the assailants, police said . "Six detainee were being brought from Central Jail". After snatching a gun from the policeman, the Pakistani terrorist, Abu Hanzulla, opened fire on the policemen. (more...)
United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela
- February 06, 2018

However, it appears that his trip may not be all smooth sailing as some of these countries aren't exactly happy with the way things stand between them and Washington. "China is a major worldwide buyer of Latin American bulk commodities, and imports more and more agricultural and high value-added products from the region", the ministry said. (more...)
Army soldiers killed in LoC shelling Army soldiers killed in LoC shelling
- February 06, 2018

A civilian was martyred and two children were injured after Indian security forces opened unprovoked fire across the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Sunday. Pakistani forces had violated ceasefire 860 times in 2017. Meanwhile, Army Vice Chief Sarath Chand said India will continue to give a "befitting reply" and its action will speak for itself. (more...)
Akshay Kumar's PadMan to release in Russia - Deets inside Akshay Kumar's PadMan to release in Russia - Deets inside
- February 06, 2018

Produced by Mrs Funnybones Movies, SPE FIlms India, Kriarj Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Hope Productions , Pad Man is written and directed by ad-man turned film-man R Balki ( Paa ). The video also gives a glimpse of Akshay Kumar's character Lakshmikanth at the United Nations who draws a comparison between pads used to protect the legs of cricketers and sanitary pads used by women, strongly making a point that there is a need for menstrual hygiene. (more...)
All leadership united on Kashmir issue, Pakistan to continue its support: PM All leadership united on Kashmir issue, Pakistan to continue its support: PM
- February 06, 2018

Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed backtracked from his earlier statement about the alleged role of India and the USA in his house arrest, claiming he was detained by the Pakistan government to stop him from raising the Kashmir issue. (more...)
Italy v England - story of the match Italy v England - story of the match
- February 05, 2018

Ireland have only beaten Les Bleus in the Six Nations twice in Paris (in 2000 and 2014) and lost two of their three away games in the tournament past year. In this fixture a year ago, Italy used a tactic dubbed "The Fox" at Twickenham to bamboozle England by frequently not contesting the breakdown. (more...)
Fowler leads in Phoenix Fowler leads in Phoenix
- February 05, 2018

Ryan Palmer came into this year with on a major medical extension and had six starts to earn enough money to gain exempt status for the rest of 2018. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the most interesting tournaments of the PGA Tour season. On his second nine, he made a 43-foot birdie putt on the par-3 fourth and a 14-footer on the par-4 eighth. (more...)
Olympics step up anti-doping measures Olympics step up anti-doping measures
- February 05, 2018

The court also partially upheld appeals of 11 Russian athletes, replacing a life ban from all Olympic Games with a ban on participating only in the PyeongChang Games. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are nearly here, and K-pop fans and idols alike are gearing up! They argued at the court the IOC's criterion against allowing them to the Games, which the Committee used exclusively to Russian athletes - a lack of doping history in career. (more...)
Amtrak Train Reportedly Traveling on Wrong Track in Fatal Crash Amtrak Train Reportedly Traveling on Wrong Track in Fatal Crash
- February 05, 2018

McMaster said it appeared the Amtrak train was on the wrong track, although an investigation would determine the precise cause. And it may be a time factor, but that's what it appears to me. Officials had initially said 70 people with injuries were transported to hospitals for treatment, but later adjusted the figure. "You could clearly tell the train was coming off the track". (more...)
Five Syrians treated for 'suffocation' after regime airstrikes using apparent toxic gas
- February 05, 2018

According to reports the officials told media persons in Washington on Thursday that President Bahsar al-Assad government has saved a part of the chemical weapons stockpile despite a US-Russian deal under which Damascus had agreed to handover all such weapons for destruction in 2014. (more...)
Driver opens fire on African migrants in Italian city of Macerata Driver opens fire on African migrants in Italian city of Macerata
- February 04, 2018

According to the Il Resto del Carlino newspaper, the man - a 28-year-old local with links to the populist Northern League - fired his first shots around the Via dei Velini area and then proceeded to drive his black Alfa Romeo 147 auto around the city centre, targeting immigrants. (more...)
Test of the land-based Aegis missile defense system fails in Hawaii Test of the land-based Aegis missile defense system fails in Hawaii
- February 04, 2018

The technology is being developed in cooperation with Japan , and will be deployed on land as well as aboard ships. "We're honored to support the USA military in protecting the homeland", Boeing Defense tweeted in reaction to the award. "The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) conducted a live-fire missile flight test using a Standard-Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, ... (more...)
Trump Asked Rosenstein Whether He Was On His 'Team' Trump Asked Rosenstein Whether He Was On His 'Team'
- February 04, 2018

Rosenstein replied: "Of course, we're all on your team, Mr. President", according to sources that spoke with CNN . At least two lawyers representing people swept up in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation say they believe it's possible he could indict President Trump , according to a report . (more...)
Nassar Returns To Court For 3rd Sentencing; USA Gymnastics Board Resigns Nassar Returns To Court For 3rd Sentencing; USA Gymnastics Board Resigns
- February 04, 2018

He was blocked by Nassar's attorney, Matthew Newburg, and restrained before deputies escorted him from the courtroom. His daughter's were still at the podium when he attempted to take justice into his own hands, while several other women were still waiting to speak. (more...)
Three Indian troops killed in IOK avalanche Three Indian troops killed in IOK avalanche
- February 04, 2018

The bodies of the soldiers have been recovered, the official said. Despite avalanche warning and steep and hard terrain, troops remained on guard on the LoC to foil any infiltration bid from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), where large number of trained militants are waiting to cross over to this side, defence sources told UNI. (more...)
Aircraft attack civilian convoy on Syrian highway, at least seven killed - rescuers Aircraft attack civilian convoy on Syrian highway, at least seven killed - rescuers
- February 04, 2018

Russian Federation has been conducting military operations in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since September 2015. It happened in a rebel-held area near Idlib in the north of the country. The incident comes as Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air support and Iranian arms, have intensified their offensive into Idlib. Syria's state news agency, SANA, said Syrian troops captured the village of Maasaran as well as the Tel Tokan hill, cutting links between Saraqeb and ... (more...)
Top secret Australian files found in old filing cabinets Top secret Australian files found in old filing cabinets
- February 03, 2018

The trove, some classified "top secret", was sold cheaply at a second-hand shop in Canberra, which stocked ex-government furniture. ASIO officers took possession of the papers - which had previously been placed into safes in ABC offices - in Melbourne, Brisbane Canberra late on Thursday evening, according to the ABC . (more...)
Punxsutawney Phil forecasts six more weeks of winter Punxsutawney Phil forecasts six more weeks of winter
- February 02, 2018

For instance, last year, Phil saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter , but the United States mostly basked in a very warm end to winter . The largest Groundhog Day celebration is still held in Punxsutawney , Pennsylvania but the popular tradition has also received widespread attention as a result of the 1993 film by the same name. (more...)
Russian Federation says Su-27 fighter jet intercepted USA spy airplane; United States protests Russian Federation says Su-27 fighter jet intercepted USA spy airplane; United States protests
- February 02, 2018

The U.S. State Department is calling out Moscow after what it describes as a dangerously close pass by a Russian fighter jet near a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea. The five clips , lasting 6-11 seconds each, apparently show the US Navy aircraft and the Russian warplane shadowing it. Hours after the incident, the Navy released a statement Monday saying that "the Russian military is within its right to operate within global airspace, but they must behave within ... (more...)
Michelle Obama Tells Americans 'ALL WE HAVE IS HOPE' as Economy SOARS Michelle Obama Tells Americans 'ALL WE HAVE IS HOPE' as Economy SOARS
- February 02, 2018

The Obama's chose to stay in Washington so their youngest daughter, 16-year-old Sasha , could finish high school there. Michelle Obama has proved that she's passionate about inspiring young girls through her campaigns, and now the former FLOTUS is practising what she preaches - by sending a sweet tweet to a nine-year-old girl. (more...)
Flu deaths on the rise Flu deaths on the rise
- February 02, 2018

The current flu season began on September 1, 2017. He was the second child in San Diego County to die of flu complications this season. "So what we are hoping has happened is we have peaked, and we are now going to see that downward trend and that downward trend will continue". (more...)
Feds Drop Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez Feds Drop Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez
- February 01, 2018

District Judge William Walls threw out some of the bribery charges on the grounds that prosecutors had failed to show that about $660,000 in political contributions from Melgen to help benefit Menendez's 2012 reelection campaign were part of any bribery scheme. (more...)
What did Michigan State know about Larry Nassar's abuse? What did Michigan State know about Larry Nassar's abuse?
- February 01, 2018

Several faculty members and students said they had been given the impression that board members wanted their input on an interim chief and felt blindsided with Engler's selection. After Simon resigned , there were a number of names raised to the board as possible interim presidents, including Engler, Blanchard and former Michigan Gov. (more...)
Sochi congress agrees to set up Syrian constitutional commission Sochi congress agrees to set up Syrian constitutional commission
- February 01, 2018

According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov , a decision was made during the congress to form a constitutional committee , comprising delegates elected during the congress, and also to include representatives of groups who were absent for various reasons. (more...)
European Union not to strengthen sanctions after release of US 'Kremlin List' European Union not to strengthen sanctions after release of US 'Kremlin List'
- February 01, 2018

Republican Sen. John Kennedy says he wanted to hear President Donald Trump address Russian Federation sanctions in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Drafted on the basis of the USA legislation six months ago, the " Kremlin report" also has classified annexes, which include individuals with a lower official position or with a net worth below 1 billion dollars, as well as companies with state ownership of at least 25 percent and with 2016 revenues of 2 billion dollars or more. (more...)
Pyongyang cancels inter-Korean event over media 'bias' Pyongyang cancels inter-Korean event over media 'bias'
- February 01, 2018

He appeared to be serious as he reactivated the hotline that had been dead for two years and indicated that players of the North would participate in the #2018 Winter Olympics in the South. September 21, 2017 - France threatens to skip the Olympics over safety concerns, due to PyeongChang's proximity to North Korea and North Korea's recent testing of atomic weapons. (more...)
Documents: Second person of interest was identified in Vegas massacre Documents: Second person of interest was identified in Vegas massacre
- February 01, 2018

A man identified in court documents as a "person of interest" after the Las Vegas massacre says he didn't know the gunman. In October, Haig told Newsweek that when federal agents first contacted him, "I was jumping out of my skin at first". (more...)
China denies bugging African Union headquarters it built in Ethiopia China denies bugging African Union headquarters it built in Ethiopia
- February 01, 2018

Called to be the year of the battle against corruption and for institutional reform, 2018 countdown started today for the African Union (AU), after the closing ceremony of the 30th Summit of heads of State and Government. China is deeply invested in Africa, regularly offering low-interest loans and gifts to individual nations and doing $149.2 billion (120.3 billion euros) in trade with the continent in 2016. (more...)
EasyJet CEO Takes Wage Cut To Promote Equal Pay EasyJet CEO Takes Wage Cut To Promote Equal Pay
- February 01, 2018

But, as company explains in statement , this is because vast majority of its pilots are men, and ir salary is much higher than that of cabin crew and or employees. The overall gender pay gap figure at easyJet is 51.7%. Women make up just four percent of the total number of commercial pilots worldwide. In fact, 94 per cent of EasyJet's pilots are men. (more...)