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Iran Aseman ATR72 crashes in Iran

Iran Aseman ATR72 crashes in Iran A rescue helicopter searches for the crashed aircraft. However, President Donald Trump's refusal to recertify the deal has injected uncertainty into those sales while Iranians still fly in aging aircraft. Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that all on Flight No. 3704 were killed. Morteza Dehqan said on Monday that his colleagues on board several helicopters visite... [Full Article...]

Presidents Day 2018: How did the holiday get started?

Presidents Day 2018: How did the holiday get started? We all know Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln , but can you place James K. Polk or Millard Fillmore in USA history? The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day, President's Day, and Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday. [Full Article...]

Patrick Brown's PC leadership bid could lead to 'political fratricide,' experts say

Patrick Brown's PC leadership bid could lead to 'political fratricide,' experts say In an interview with Global News , Brown says he and his team had been anxious about rival parties circulating rumours about him for some time, but they assumed no media outlets would take such stories seriously. With an interview on Global TV, Facebook posts and statements by allies - including one of his sister's - Brown's counter-offensive became increasingly aggressive over the last few d... [Full Article...]

India, Iran sign nine agreements, agree to stop terror forces

India, Iran sign nine agreements, agree to stop terror forces Underlining the deep and ancient cultural and historical ties between the two nations, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran presented Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an animated version of Kalila Wa Demna (Farsi translation of the Panchtantra) and a copy of the Mahabharata in Farsi before they began delegation-level talks in New Delhi on Saturday. [Full Article...]

John Kelly orders changes to the White House security clearance process

John Kelly orders changes to the White House security clearance process Saying that recent events had exposed some "shortcomings", Kelly decreed that any interim security clearances for staffers whose background investigations have been pending since June 1 or before would be discontinued in a week. Reed Cordish, an ally of Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner , is leaving his post as assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology in... [Full Article...]

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers In total, the IDF attacked six targets belonging to Hamas. "We hold Hamas responsible for all aggression from Gaza", Conricus added. Police said the third had rocket hit a structure in a community near Gaza, causing damage but no casualties. [Full Article...]

Natural disaster hits the UK

Natural disaster hits the UK Tyler Mears, who lives 30 miles north of the quake's epicenter in Rhondda, South Wales, said when her house began to shake she initially thought of many causes, but it didn't occur to her that it could be an natural disaster. Closer to the epicentre, James Leonard tweeted: "Wow was that an natural disaster in Swansea my house just shook". Sky's Kay Burley felt the effects of the tremor near a ... [Full Article...]

South Africa's new leader pledges to tackle state corruption

South Africa's new leader pledges to tackle state corruption Ramaphosa said key manufacturing sectors would be overhauled to demonstrate opportunities for worldwide investors and said there there would be further actions to boost growth in the agricultural sector. 2 because he was a remainee and did not climb the ANC ranks in exile. Speaking to Inside Education on Friday, Professor Ruksana Osman said that Ramaphosa will have to address the "overall fun... [Full Article...]

India woman held for 'posing' as groom for a dowry

India woman held for 'posing' as groom for a dowry Sen married her first wife in 2014 after posing as a successful businessman. Krishna Sen was arrested on Wednesday in the northern state of Uttarakhand for demanding dowry , which is illegal in India. Krishna then went on to marry another girl from Kaladhungi. Another victim Nisha said, "We were married for two years, I found the truth about her later". [Full Article...]

Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna

Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna The High Court in Nairobi had issued several orders that he be allowed to appear before it, which the government ignored. He sued Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, immigration heads Gordon Kihalangwa, Mr Boinnet and Mr Kinoti for violating "constitutional, municipal and worldwide law on citizenship and right to a fair administrative action and dignity". [Full Article...]

Tillerson Says US-Turkey Relations are Boiling Over, Promises Cooperation

Tillerson Says US-Turkey Relations are Boiling Over, Promises Cooperation Mr Cavusoglu said Turkey would be able to take joint steps with the United States in Syria once the YPG left the vicinity of Manbij. Litany of problems The squabble over Syria is, however, just one of a litany of issues burdening Turkey-US relations. [Full Article...]

Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept' Meanwhile, the opposition Labor party's leader, Bill Shorten, took the opportunity to lob an attack at the government, saying Joyce had "declared war" on Turnbull, but the prime minister was powerless to sack his deputy. Malcolm Turnbull's public dressing down of Barnaby Joyce has angered National Party MPs and hardened the deputy Prime Minister's resolve to hang on. [Full Article...]

Former Oxfam official hits out at 'lies and exaggerations'

Former Oxfam official hits out at 'lies and exaggerations' The British charity has come under sharp criticism for its handling of allegations that staff members hired prostitutes in Haiti following the devastating 2010 quake. Van Hauwermeiren told the paper that he would respond further through a lawyer in due course, adding: "It is especially tough that my family no longer want to see me". [Full Article...]

UN Mission: Over 3000 Civilians Killed, 7000 Injured in Afghanistan in 2017

UN Mission: Over 3000 Civilians Killed, 7000 Injured in Afghanistan in 2017 Report indicates that Taliban and so-called Islamic State (also known as Daish) are free to attack urban areas and Taliban who were governing only rural and far flung areas are now controlling urban centres where casualties from suicide bombings and attacks jumped by 17 per cent. [Full Article...]

Suspected terror attack on Army camp in Jammu foiled

Suspected terror attack on Army camp in Jammu foiled He said that Pakistan's Armed Forces were "alive to all possibilities, and prepared fully to defend our country's territorial integrity". "Intelligence inputs show that terrorists were controlled by their handlers from across border.Evidence being scrutinised by NIA". [Full Article...]

Democrat captures Republican-held Florida House seat in Sarasota

Democrat captures Republican-held Florida House seat in Sarasota Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-8th) in November's General Election. Margaret Good won in Florida's 72nd House District, defeating Republican James Buchanan - the son of another Florida congressman, Vern Buchanan . The party is, after all, still 3-1 in special House elections over the previous year. "They also feel the polarization in the country, that they can capitalize on that", Republican Sta... [Full Article...]

Clarksburg High Student Charged With Bringing Gun To School

Clarksburg High Student Charged With Bringing Gun To School In a series of Thursday tweets, police said the school resource officer was informed that a student was concealing a weapon. The student was arrested and police released that he had a pellet gun on him. We share information such as this with families and use this as an opportunity to stress the importance of our students sharing information about anything they see or hear that has the potentia... [Full Article...]

Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent

Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent But her British accent is still going strong since 2015, when she went to sleep with a blinding and immobilizing headache and awakened a changed woman. The 45-year-old said doctors diagnosed her with FAS, likely a side-effect from a hemiplegic migraine, which is similar to a stroke. She also likes painting, writing, and motivating people. [Full Article...]

NASA budget proposal plans of NASA funding of ISS, seeks commercial transition

NASA budget proposal plans of NASA funding of ISS, seeks commercial transition The U.S. now pays between $3 billion and $4 billion per year to operate the ISS , and since 1993, has spent about $87 billion to build and operate the space lab. No company would accept the liabilities and risks associated with the station, he said, if the sprawling complex went out of control and came crashing down. [Full Article...]

New Horizons Snaps Farthest Image Ever Taken From Earth

New Horizons Snaps Farthest Image Ever Taken From Earth In preparation for these, the probe also established new records when it used its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager ( LORRI ) to take a series of long-distance pictures. " New Horizons has always been a mission of firsts - first to explore Pluto, first to explore the Kuiper Belt , fastest spacecraft ever launched". [Full Article...]


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