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Led Coalition Faces Grisly Urban Battlefield In Mosul

Rights groups have expressed concern over the mounting civilian death toll, with Islamic State fighting among homes and densely-populated areas as the campaign to defeat the militant group in its last Iraqi stronghold enters its sixth month. Read More »

Visits to London's top museums fell in 2016 over terror fears


Visitor numbers at some of London's most popular tourist attractions fell in 2016 because of tourists' terror fears, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). It signals that our tourism attractions are competing with the best attractions across the UK. Donoghue said the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union had a positive effect on visitor numbers as the fall in the value of the sterling made traveling to the United Kingdom more affordable, leading ... Read More »

Freedom Caucus' Jordan: End ObamaCare Blaming, 'Let's Get to Work'

Schumer says Democrats and Republicans both have ideas on how to improve "Obamacare". DONALD Trump unleashed sharp tweets over the weekend to cast blame on everyone but himself for the failure of his healthcare plan. Priebus described the two events as "coincidental", insisting that Trump was helping out a friend by plugging her show and no "preplanning" occurred. Read More »

Donald Trump Played Golf This Weekend


The bill - awkwardly named the Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Open Act so its acronym is Mar-a-Lago - would require that the Trump administration publish visitor logs at the White House or at any other other place where the president " regularly conducts official business ". Read More »

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle


Schumer said on ABC's "This Week". Although women aren't excluded from the caucus, there are no publicly identified female members of the group, whose most prominent members include its chairman, North Carolina's Mark Meadows, Ohio's Jim Jordan, Idaho's Raul Labrador, Alabama's Mo Brooks, Michigan's Justin Amash and Sanford. Read More »

Cyclone Debbie: Woman in Australia dies in crash as wild weather hits


She said locals, who have been through cyclones before, should not be complacent. Mr Casey said all of the factors generated a "knock-on effect" and were expected to cause flash flooding in the area once the wild weather arrived. About 3,500 people fled low-lying townships near Townsville, with authorities advising a further 2,000 people in the town of Bowen to also leave, Palaszczuk said. Read More »

Amarinder 'Ok' with Sidhu on TV if provisions allow


Sidhu's continuation on TV shows, nor is there any need to change his Culture portfolio", said Raveen Thukral, Media Adviser to the Chief Minister. There are provisions under the Representation of People Act as well that call for disqualification of people as MLAs if they hold an office of profit, as happened in the case of the BJP's Bajrang Bahadur Singh and the BSP's Uma Shankar Singh in Uttar Pradesh in 2015. Read More »

Two Malaysian hostages found adrift


Both victims were immediately brought by the troops to the Sulu military station hospital for medical checkup and interview. The two, who were among five Malaysian tugboat crew seized by militants in July a year ago off the Malaysian state of Sabah, were weak and "in sickly state" when rescued, Galvez said. Read More »

Multiple suspects at large following USA nightclub shooting


Police have identified him as O'Bryan Spikes, 27. He had reportedly said that he had shot two Iranians after shooting the Indians. They said there is only one reported shooter, although they initially said they were looking for two people. "But I know we have great police and everybody's doing as much as they can so I feel as safe as I possibly can". No arrests have been made and city leaders are urging the public to come forward with any information. Read More »

Saudi Arabia crushes Thailand to top group in World Cup qualifier


China have picked up just two points in five games to sit bottom of Group A in AFC third round qualifying and defeat against Uli Stielike's side in Changsha's Helong Stadium would all but end any hope of a top-three spot for Lippi's side. Australia slowly took a grip on proceedings and on 40 minutes Aaron Mooy's corner from the left picked out the unmarked Leckie, who firmly headed home at the near post. Read More »

Tar Heels, Gamecocks round out NCAA Final Four


Kentucky reversed a Tar Heels lead with about 5 minutes to play with a 10-2 spurt. "Really? If you pin that on me, I'll probably say, fine, you can say that". "Like you said, so many times, when were played Florida at home, we was in that same situation down seven at half". "That's the way it is with Luke". Read More »

Bill defeat wake-up call for Trump


But White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Sunday that the president's tweet was not an attempt to undermine Ryan. Scores of them flitted in and out of the White House Oval Office, usually open only to the most special guests, so that some people contemptuously said the stately room put on the appearance of New York's Grand Central train station during peak hour. Read More »

Sydney professor stopped from leaving China


An academic from the University of Technology Sydney will remain in China for the time being after he was prevented from returning to Australia. During a brief phone call that cut out, he also declined to give a reason, or discuss his situation in detail. Read More »

Rand dips after Zuma orders Gordhan, Jonas to return from UK


The Daily Maverick broke the story today and claims that the two have been recalled from an worldwide roadshow to London and NY and told to return to South Africa. While the exact reasons for his sudden return are unclear, it has led to fresh speculation that there may be a Cabinet reshuffle. In October 2016‚ the National Prosecuting Authority said it was investigating Gordhan for fraud but later dropped those charges. Read More »

UK FM in a 'surprise' visit to Somalia


At the newly opened Drought Operations Coordination Centre the Foreign Secretary saw how the United Nations is organising the response to Somalia's devastating drought and how UK Aid is reaching more than a million people with lifesaving food, water and emergency healthcare. Read More »

Opposition leader says sorry for 'racist' tweet


Among other things, Zille also said: "Would we have had a transition into specialised health care and medication without colonial influence?" Zille - who is not a stranger to Twitter's ire - has since apologised for what "may have come across as a defence of colonialism". Read More »

Police Officer, 3 Others Killed In Northern Wisconsin Shootings


Rothschild police first got a report about a problem around, 12:30 p.m. Officers responded to a call at the Marathon Savings Bank. They said they arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds and the suspect gone. Weiland, 40; Marathon Savings Bank employees Dianne M. Look , 67, and Karen L. Barclay , 62, and attorney Sara H. Quirt Sann , 43. The officers have been placed on paid, administrative leave, pending an investigation by the DOJ - Division of Criminal Investigation. Read More »

Friendly: Super Eagles to play French club side in May


Two Super Eagles players have expressed their displeasure at the cancellation of Monday's global friendly against Burkina Faso, reports. " However, the applications were still pending at the British Embassy in Morocco as at close of work on Friday, the last working day before match day in London ". Read More »

Schumer: Trump showed 'basic lack of competence' on health care bill


Trump has spent five weekends at the resort he has nicknamed the "winter White House" since his inauguration, but he will be staying in Washington this weekend, reports the Sun Sentinel , which notes that Trump visits to south Florida can usually be predicted by the issuing of no-fly notices earlier in the week. Read More »

Fatal two vehicle collision closes Highway 9 near Oyen

Both vehicles ended up in the opposite ditches following the collision. The lone occupant of the smaller vehicle, an adult female, was pronounced dead at the scene. Traffic has been reduced to a single lane on Highway 43 as the RCMP Collision Analyst continues to investigate. No further details will be released until the woman's family is notified, but RCMP said they will update the public when traffic is no longer being re-routed. Read More »

Church calls work on Trump border wall 'Treason against the Homeland'


While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive. The Desde la fe, which is the Archdiocese's weekly online publication, said the barrier would only feed prejudice and discrimination. "In practice, signing up for a project that is a serious affront to dignity is shooting yourself in the foot", Desde la fe wrote . Read More »

Russian Federation may be helping supply Taliban insurgents


While both Bush and Obama Administrations made a big deal of trying to make Afghanistan self-sufficient, give or take a large annual subsidy to pay for their military, they don't appear to be getting any closer, with the Taliban seemingly as strong as ever, and the Afghan military, as ever, huge and impotent, and waiting for foreign troops to bail them out of mounting losses. Read More »

Watch Arjen Robben's teammates hysterically cry with laughter at


His team-mates found the whole thing hilarious, with Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery in particular in stitches at Robben's behaviour. The winger looked frustrated after he was ignored by Lewandowski during a Bayern attack and stomped past Ancelotti after he was replaced by Renato Sanches. Read More »

Seoul Welcomes UN Human Rights Resolution on N. Korea


Malaysian police visited the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday in relation to the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. A progress report on the preservation of evidence is to be submitted to the Human Rights Council in March 2019, during the United Nations body's 40th annual meeting. Read More »

Woman Burnt Alive in Jodhpur For Protesting Cutting of Trees


Speaking to news agency ANI , police officer Suresh Chaudhary stated that, "The sarpanch and other people poured petrol on her and burnt her alive". The body is in the mortuary. The body of the girl has been kept in MJH hospital in Jodhpur . "Considering the sensitivity of the matter, we have registered the complaint and have initiated an investigation", said Rathore adding that prime facie, the allegations have not been substantiated. Read More »