World Media


Turkey takes 'total control' of Syria's Afrin, says state media Turkey takes 'total control' of Syria's Afrin, says state media
- March 27, 2018

A group of students this week opened a stand handing out candies or Turkish delight they had dubbed "Afrin delight" in memory of the fallen soldiers in the army's nearly two-month operation to capture the city from a Syrian Kurdish militia force. (more...)
Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father Was FBI Informant, Gunman's Widow's Lawyers Say Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father Was FBI Informant, Gunman's Widow's Lawyers Say
- March 27, 2018

A judge has denied a motion for dismissal by lawyers for the widow of the Pulse gunman after they said new details from prosecutors reveal the shooter's father was an FBI informant who is now under a criminal investigation. But the judge in the trial refused to rule in favour of a mistrial, saying that Salman's case wasn't harmed because the government never called Mateen's father as a witness. (more...)
American family of four was killed by gas inhalation, Mexican officials say American family of four was killed by gas inhalation, Mexican officials say
- March 27, 2018

The autopsies indicate the family died from inhaling toxic gas, but the source or nature of the gas hadn't been determined. The family had planned to then drive about 200 miles to Danville, Ill., to watch a basketball game Thursday, Hoyt said. (more...)
China talks concessions after Trump's tough trade moves China talks concessions after Trump's tough trade moves
- March 27, 2018

Trade Act of 1974 that allows the president to take all appropriate action, including retaliation, if an investigation finds foreign trade practices burden or restrict U.S. "We're working on a pathway to see if we can reach an agreement as to what fair trade is for them", Mnuchin said on Fox News on Sunday. China's point man for the talks is Liu He, a Harvard graduate who is one of President Xi Jinping's most trusted advisers. (more...)
Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Missiles Sent from Houthi Rebel Forces in Yemen Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Missiles Sent from Houthi Rebel Forces in Yemen
- March 27, 2018

Video footage posted to the Al Arabiya English twitter feed shows Patriot launches is streaming out of Riyadh . On Sunday night, a representative of the coalition, made up of nine Arab and African countries, said that its air defense forces managed to intercept the seven missiles. (more...)
More wet weather on the way… This time its rain More wet weather on the way… This time its rain
- March 26, 2018

Monday will continue to feature abundant sunshine but highs will make it into the low 50s! A few showers are possible after 8 PM Monday, but a lot of the activity looks to stay just north of the viewing area. Temperatures will start mild - in the 60s - before reaching the low 80s again by the afternoon. Scattered rain and snow showers developed Saturday afternoon and these will continue through the evening time. (more...)
Union Minister rubbishes Rahul Gandhi's charge as 'pack of Union Minister rubbishes Rahul Gandhi's charge as 'pack of
- March 26, 2018

We have absolutely no problem giving our fingerprints and getting body naked before the white man at all", Alphons was quoted as saying by news agency ANI . "Let the Supreme Court decide", Alphons said. To this statement of the MoS, Yechury responded by saying that the question was not whether the people are unwilling to share information, but the question arises about Centre's intention behind collecting the data on basis of Aadhaar. (more...)
Thousands march in USA for stronger gun-control laws Thousands march in USA for stronger gun-control laws
- March 26, 2018

The students said that Washington has done little, despite some initial signs that President Donald Trump would take greater action after the Parkland shooting. He had a sign saying: "Keep your hands off my guns". People make this out to be an attack on the Second Amendment rather than what the real issue is, which is protecting the children and being sensible about laws. (more...)
Dropbox IPO Priced Higher Than Expected at $21 on Strong Demand Dropbox IPO Priced Higher Than Expected at $21 on Strong Demand
- March 26, 2018

Dropbox surged by as much as 44% during its trading debut on Friday, recording a strong start to the most prominent tech initial public offering so far this year. On average, US -listed companies have sold 39% of their shares in an IPO this year, while USA -listed technology companies have sold 22% of their stock, according to Dealogic data. (more...)
Freed Dapchi schoolgirls arrive Maiduguri en-route Damaturu Freed Dapchi schoolgirls arrive Maiduguri en-route Damaturu
- March 26, 2018

Meanwhile, the President had affirmed that Boko Haram insurgents released the Dapchi school girls last a Wednesday unconditionally after painstaking back-channel negotiations. In contrast to the 270 abducted Chibok schoolgirls that were abducted in 2014 but most of who were released only two and a half years later with almost 100 still unaccounted for, the Dapchi girls secured their freedom after an agonising month. (more...)
Mom: Austin bomber's black roommate held until suspect… Mom: Austin bomber's black roommate held until suspect…
- March 26, 2018

Neighbor Debbie Alexander said she was "shocked, uneasy, confused - everything you could feel just to know it's in your neighborhood, in your community". Mark Conditt recently moved into a house that he and his father had renovated. The school informed Mason's bass teacher on Thursday that he would have been offered a place to study, and said of the murder "our hearts go out to the family and community". (more...)
Islamabad United wins Pakistan Super League final, beats Peshawar Zalmi Islamabad United wins Pakistan Super League final, beats Peshawar Zalmi
- March 26, 2018

Ronchi finished as the tournament's leading scorer with 435 runs in 11 matches. Abbasi said PSL has infused a new spirit in the whole nation and will also portray a positive image of the remarkable and unraveled city of lights, Karachi . (more...)
Joseph diGenova not joining Trump's legal team Joseph diGenova not joining Trump's legal team
- March 26, 2018

The president said Friday at the White House he was "very disappointed" in the package, in part because it didn't fully pay for his border wall. The White House had announced last week that DiGenova - who is a familiar figure on United States news networks - had been hired to bolster the legal team tasked with responding to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into last the 2016 U.S. (more...)
Ukrainian MP Savchenko accused of plotting to overthrow parliament Ukrainian MP Savchenko accused of plotting to overthrow parliament
- March 26, 2018

But on Thursday Ukraine's chief prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko told MPs that Ms Savchenko, 36, planned "a large-scale terrorist act" in Kiev. Ms. Savchenko has said that she needed the weapons for self-defense, and that the police officials who secretly recorded a conversation in which she discussed an attack on Parliament had misconstrued her words. (more...)
Gold shines as trade war fears rattle markets Gold shines as trade war fears rattle markets
- March 25, 2018

China on Friday said it was "ready to fight a trade war" and unleashed its own proposal to levy retaliatory taxes on imports of 128 USA products worth $ 3 billion .The back and forth between the two global economic superpowers saw stock markets take a pounding, especially in the United States and Asia. (more...)
United States busts 'massive' Iranian hacking scheme United States busts 'massive' Iranian hacking scheme
- March 25, 2018

The hackers were allegedly affiliated with the Mabna Institute , an Iran-based company created in 2013 to gain access to non-Iranian scientific resources through computer intrusions, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said . Almost half of the universities targeted are in the USA, it said. "I expect the Iranian government to use a plausible deniability defense and claim that these rogue hacking groups aren't affiliated with Tehran", said Sam Curry, CSO of security firm Cybereason, via ... (more...)
Iowa family found dead in Mexico Iowa family found dead in Mexico
- March 25, 2018

The Sharp family was reported missing by relatives in their hometown of Creston early Friday, about a week after the family left for vacation. The bodies of the couple were in the bedroom. "On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Amy sent a text to our mom that said, 'We made it to our condo, '" Renee Hoyt said. The U.S. State Department confirmed the bodies of four U.S. (more...)
Became known, the poisoned Skripal in London Became known, the poisoned Skripal in London
- March 25, 2018

Mr Skripal, once a colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter were found slumped unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4 . "He denied he was a traitor", Mr Timoshkov said in an interview with the British broadcaster. Skripal was "shunned" after being convicted of treason and his old classmates felt he had betrayed his country, Vladimir Timoshkov, a school friend of Skripal, told the BBC . (more...)
Trump Administration Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia Trump Administration Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
- March 25, 2018

In a diplomatic boon for the Gulf kingdom, the construction magnate made his first foreign stop in Saudi Arabia , delivering a May 2017 speech to Arab leaders in Riyadh, eschewing the presidency's diplomatic practice of ensuring neighboring Mexico or Canada as the first visit. (more...)
Explosion at Goodwill store in Austin, 1 person injured Explosion at Goodwill store in Austin, 1 person injured
- March 25, 2018

The wave of attacks started with package bombs left outside homes on March 2 and March 12. Fred Milanowski, an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said it was "hard to say" if the bombing suspect had acted alone. (more...)
Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Sentenced To Eight Months In Prison Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Sentenced To Eight Months In Prison
- March 25, 2018

Israelis accuse her family of using Tamimi, now 17, as a pawn in staged provocations. Commentators say the Israeli military agreed to the plea bargain - which reduced the charges - because the case reflected badly on the country. The arrest and confinement of minor Ahed awaiting trial in a military court blew up a intifada on social networks that were filled with petitions for release of minor under hashtag FreeAhed. (more...)
China Talks Tough on Trade War, Warns US of Countermeasures China Talks Tough on Trade War, Warns US of Countermeasures
- March 25, 2018

Despite strong warnings from trade experts, Trump on Thursday signed a memorandum that could impose tariffs on up to 60 billion USA dollars of imports from China, the latest unilateral move that poses a threat to global trade. Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the United States, said on Thursday that the accusation of China's intellectual property violations is "groundless" and "a kind of discrimination". (more...)
France Grinds To A Halt: Why Are Workers' Unions Protesting? France Grinds To A Halt: Why Are Workers' Unions Protesting?
- March 25, 2018

According to airport authorities, 30 percent of flights to and from Paris are canceled. Only 40 percent of high-speed TGV trains and around a third of commuter trains were operating, CNN's Jim Bitterman reported from Paris' Gare Saint-Lazare railway station. (more...)
Diplomats harassment issue: Want to sort it out, says Pak envoy Diplomats harassment issue: Want to sort it out, says Pak envoy
- March 25, 2018

It has four high-resolution high-speed cameras equipped with powerful optics, a laser ranger, and an automatic control system allowing it to track a target of interest. India claims BrahMos is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. The spokesperson said India was continuously launching verbal attacks on Pakistan as part of its warmongering. (more...)
Blue UK passports to be 'made in France' after Brexit Blue UK passports to be 'made in France' after Brexit
- March 25, 2018

Meanwhile, former worldwide development secretary Priti Patel raged it would be a national humiliation. The company issued a profit warning on Tuesday, telling investors its profits for the coming year are likely to be "at the lower end of the current consensus range" - but without giving further details. (more...)

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