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Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections
- May 08, 2017

As well as 26 confirmed dead, at least nine more miners were trapped inside after Wednesday's explosion, but officials say there is little chance they have survived. He said state TV also cut out a remark by a student in which he said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenea supported the 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. (more...)
Former Top Justice Dept Official Sally Yates To Testify On Flynn, Russia
- May 08, 2017

And Flynn's dismissal came only after the Washington Post reported that he had misled Pence about what was discussed in his phone calls with the Russian envoy. President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize the scope and nature of investigations into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election - on the eve of a much-anticipated Senate hearing that is to feature the testimony of an Obama-era US deputy attorney general whom the president fired. (more...)
Lawyer-turned-liberal leader eyes South Korean presidency
- May 08, 2017

Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News. People who have appeared at such staged events have later said they were coerced. OPINION: Will China intervene in North Korea? . North Korea often arranges news conferences for foreign detainees during which they read statements that purport to acknowledge their wrongdoing and praise the North's political system. (more...)
Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas
- May 08, 2017

The new manifesto emphasized that Hamas is first and foremost a Palestinian movement - an effort to distance itself from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and improve ties with the government in Cairo. Although both Egypt and Israel have operated against these tunnels the Israeli army says Hamas continues to build new tunnels as well as to stockpile weapons for a future clash with Israel. (more...)
North Korea: US and South Korea tried to assassinate Kim Jong Un
- May 08, 2017

The North Korean statement comes during a period of tension on the Korean Peninsula over concerns that the North is preparing another nuclear test or missile launch, including a possible test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Today, Secretary Tillerson is hosting a working luncheon with Foreign Ministers of the @ASEAN Member States, at the @StateDept . It quoted multiple intelligence sources. (more...)
ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed
- May 08, 2017

He was appointed past year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a USA drone strike and is understood to have ordered a series of high profile attacks. "The ISIS leader directed the attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daoud Khan hospital which resulted in the death and injury of several of our fellow citizens", the palace statement said. (more...)
Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret
- May 08, 2017

The video shows two separate occasions - on April 27 and May 5 - in which Barghouti could be seen apparently unwrapping food in his prison cell and eating it in his toilet stall. "This is psychological warfare that we expected Israel to wage against the strike". Barghouti is serving multiple life sentences for the murder of five Jewish Israelis. (more...)
Trump son-in-law's family solicits Chinese investment
- May 08, 2017

The family's move to lure Chinese investors drew criticism in the USA, with critics saying the sales tactics could be interpreted as suggesting the family would make sure the investors got a visa. Kushner divested his interests in the One Journal Square project by selling them to a family trust that he is not a beneficiary of, a mechanism suggested by the Office of Government Ethics". (more...)
Early French Presidential Polls Show Macron In Double Digit Lead Early French Presidential Polls Show Macron In Double Digit Lead
- May 07, 2017

I am the candidate for the French presidency", she said . Le Pen, the 48-year-old female presidential contender, succeeded in 2011 his father Jean-Marie Le Pen to head the NF party, which he created in 1972. Incumbent French President Francois Hollande urged voters to choose Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff to keep far-right leader Marine Le Pen out. (more...)
Live grenade found in Red Fort Live grenade found in Red Fort
- May 07, 2017

A team of National Security Guard (NSG) is reviewing the situation at the spot. The NSG commandos safely removed the grenade from the site on Friday. Earlier in February, ammunition and boxes of explosives were found during cleaning of a well inside Red Fort. Thousands of tourists visit this Mughal-built monument situated in the heart of Delhi, where Independence Day celebrations held every year on 15th August. (more...)
Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign over military base attack Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign over military base attack
- May 07, 2017

Kabul was the final stop on a six-nation, weeklong tour Mattis said was meant to bolster relations with allies and partners and to get an update on the stalemated conflict in Afghanistan . It comes less than two weeks after the USA dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in the country's east, which the U.S. (more...)
Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead
- May 07, 2017

The series resumes at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. It put 34 shots on net to St. Louis' 23 and had a 59-48 advantage in total shots on the day. Almost ten minutes later James Neal gave the Predators a 2-0 lead. "They start to feel more confident". Several of their goals allowed have come from turnovers in their own zone, which is inexcusable at this time of year. (more...)
Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms
- May 07, 2017

Rainfall amounts of 4-6 inches were reported in Missouri and Texas , with some areas seeing up to 9 inches, the National Weather Service said . The winds flipped over cars, snapped trees, destroyed houses and left roads strewn with debris and fallen power lines, according to photographs and video published by the Dallas Morning News. (more...)
Security council studying proposal on Philippines-China military drills
- May 07, 2017

He said he would slap 45 percent tariffs on Chines goods to protect American workers from the "rape" of Chinese industry. "Together with [the] Department of National Defense and other agencies in the security cluster, we will study that because if that is the desire of the President, then we will do it", said National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr on Thursday, May 4, during a Palace news briefing. (more...)
Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager
- May 07, 2017

A witness told WFAA that Jones had walked into the bar and asked, "Oh, who worked for the cartel?" Police say they are considering whether trauma from his Army service during Desert Storm may have contributed to any psychological problems. (more...)
China Warns of 'Storm Clouds Gathering' in US-North Korea Standoff China Warns of 'Storm Clouds Gathering' in US-North Korea Standoff
- May 07, 2017

USA officials said on Friday that Trump's advisers weighed a range of ideas for how to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. Kim Jong Un has engaged in a war of words with President Trump amid recent missile tests. Under these circumstances, the North Korean authorities announced their determination to strengthen the country's nuclear and missile capabilities. Kim Jong Un didn't speak before North Korean television ended the live broadcast. (more...)
France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite France's Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite
- May 07, 2017

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is getting support from all sides of the political spectrum, as some fear what the country would be like under his rival, Marine Le Pen. Universty of Montpellier researcher in politics Nicolas Lebourg said that the economic side of Le Pen's program has scared some conservatives and retirees who were otherwise open her discussion on immigration and identity. (more...)
Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence
- May 07, 2017

Several hundred people gathered for the afternoon event supporting Coulter at Martin Luther King, Jr. Rathi actually had the nerve to tout his support for free speech in the exact same piece where he seems to suggest that it's a good thing to limit speech when it comes to people like Yiannopoulos and Coulter - and he somehow thought that this kind of logically inconsistent drivel was actually cohesive enough to publish. (more...)
Escaped zebra runs through man's backyard, causes accident Escaped zebra runs through man's backyard, causes accident
- May 07, 2017

It was seen running through several neighborhoods. It took a few moments for homeowner Mark Ross to realize what was happening. "You could hear the hooves and I got out of the way". The zebra was returned to the owner, and the driver was transported to Brandon Hospital. "Deputies were able to round up the zebra and notify the owner", the Sheriff's office tweeted. (more...)
Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Two Maryland Teens Accused of Rape Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Two Maryland Teens Accused of Rape
- May 07, 2017

A judge granted the defense attorney's request to drop charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense charges against 17-year-old Jose Montano . The 17-year-old's lawyers say he came from El Salvador to live with relatives who are citizens. Rape charges have been dropped against two undocumented teenagers in Maryland, weeks after the White House used the case as an example for the immigration crackdown. (more...)
Government-wide spending bill headed for a House vote
- May 07, 2017

The Senate has delivered to President Donald Trump the first significant legislation of his presidency, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government running through September - putting off, for now, battles over Trump's U.S. (more...)
North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Korea says North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Korea says
- May 07, 2017

Fresh off an huge North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. A brief history of how North and South Korea got to where they are today . North Korea carried out a huge live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a USA submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's ... (more...)
Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff
- May 07, 2017

Earlier, speaking to her supporters, Ms Le Pen vowed to fight against globalisation, dismissing Mr Macron as the heir to France's outgoing President Francois Hollande. Macron says "I won't lie to you". Her wily campaign maneuver stole Macron's thunder and put him on the defensive. "Everyone knows what side Emmanuel Macron is on - he is on the side of the corporations", Le Pen said. (more...)
Trump signs order to expand offshore oil, gas drilling Trump signs order to expand offshore oil, gas drilling
- May 07, 2017

Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the erosion of environmental protections in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. And global energy prices may deter investors from moving ahead with additional drilling in the Arctic Ocean in the near term, despite the effort to make more areas eligible for development. (more...)
China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier
- May 07, 2017

Recently state-run People's Daily quoted military experts as saying that the third aircraft carrier to be built in Shanghai may be nuclear-powered. The launch of the new vessel which has been referred to as CV-17 comes amid renewed tensions between North Korea and the United States in the region amid Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. (more...)

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