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Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

Friday  13:30,   17 august 2018

The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. In his most detailed[...]
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Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

Friday  13:10,   17 august 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday - thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, Iran and NATO have[...]

Kerala floods: More than 100 dead in Indian deluge

Friday  11:50,   17 august 2018

Flash floods and landslides have killed 109 people in Kerala since torrential monsoon rains first battered the south Indian state last week, authorities said Friday. The death toll has steadily risen over the past week as rescue workers scramble to[...]

The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

Friday  09:40,   17 august 2018

<p>Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and bamboo. Sometimes, he can be found standing in a line for rations at the Rohingya refugee camp where he lives in[...]

XiamenAir plane skids off runway in 'crash landing' at Manila Airport

Friday  08:45,   17 august 2018

A XiamenAir plane had a rough landing Thursday at Manila International Airport when it skidded off the runway. AirLive shared photos on social media of the Boeing 737’s “crash landing,” claiming the engine detached from the left wing. The plane can[...]

Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave

Friday  08:00,   17 august 2018

<p>Mark Lewis, a famed libel and privacy lawyer, is leaving Britain. Worn down by years of anti-Semitic abuse and death threats, he has decided enough is enough.</p>The 53-year-old plans to begin a new life in Israel with his partner, Mandy[...]

Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

Friday  06:10,   17 august 2018

A Malaysian judge found evidence two Southeast Asian women participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" with others to kill the North Korean leader's half brother with VX nerve agent last year and called on them to present their[...]

Quakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoors

Friday  05:30,   17 august 2018

At least nine earthquakes rocked southern Italy in two hours Thursday night, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors for safety and a child to hurt himself when he leaped in fear from a balcony.The jolts damaged balconies, cracked walls and [...]

Trump and Putin Agreed That Iran Should Exit Syria, Official Says

Friday  04:55,   17 august 2018

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s July summit in Helsinki was largely dominated by discussion of the crisis in Syria and Iran’s role in the conflict, according to a U.S. administration official familiar with the meeting. [...]

ISIS remains a regional and global threat despite battlefield losses, Pentagon says

Friday  01:16,   17 august 2018

ISIS very much remains a threat and is "well positioned" to rebuild, despite being driven to only a few small towns on the banks of the Euphrates River in Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The Pentagon was responding to a recently[...]

From France to Denmark, bans on full-face Muslim veils are spreading across Europe

Friday  00:25,   17 august 2018

A guide to where veils such as the burqa and niqab are banned on the continent — and why.Despite protests in the country’s capital, police have started enforcing the law in earnest. On Aug. 3, a 28-year-old wearing the niqab, which covers the entire [...]

Italy launches investigation against Atlantia unit over bridge collapse

Thursday  23:45,   16 august 2018

The Italian government on Thursday launched an investigation into toll-road operator Autostrade per l'Italia following the collapse of a bridge in Genoa which claimed at least 38 lives. In a statement, the Ministry of Transport said it had given [...]

Court Says Spaghetti Monster Church Is Not a Religion

Thursday  23:16,   16 august 2018

The religion was first created in 2005 and includes a god made up of spaghetti and two meatballs that serve as eyes. A mass that mimics the Catholic Church’s traditions takes place in Brandenburg, Germany every week, where the bread is replaced[...]

Russia says U.S. sanctions over North Korea risk undermining peace process

Thursday  23:01,   16 august 2018

Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that fresh sanctions, imposed by the United States against a Russian firm and an individual over North Korea, may undermine peace process in the Korean peninsula. In a statement, the ministry also said that[...]

Queen Elizabeth II's personal doctor killed in cycle crash

Thursday  16:20,   16 august 2018

Dr. Peter Fisher, 67, remembered as leader in homeopathic and holistic medicine who served on British monarch's medical team for 15 yearsFisher was the director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), which[...]