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PM Narendra Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine' PM Narendra Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine'
- February 11, 2018

The Indian Prime Minister was accorded a red-carpet reception where the UAE and Indian national anthems were played after which artillery fired 21 guns in salute to the VIP guest. India is aiding construction of an Institute of Diplomacy in Palestine. "I once again pay tribute to Abu Ammar (Arafat's nom de guerre)". Soon after his arrival, Modi visited the Mausoleum of in and laid a wreath at the grave of the iconic Palestinian leader. (more...)
"Murder spree" leaves 5 dead in 2 shootings, police say
- February 11, 2018

Deputies told Kentucky State Police who also responded. Sheriff Price, Johnson County Deputies along with Paintsville PD and the Kentucky State Police began a coordinated search of possible locations. Police said gunman apparently took his own life after committing the murders. They found two females and a male dead inside. "There are no words to describe the heartbreak in seeing four lives taken due to the actions of one man", Price said in a statement late Saturday. (more...)
3 dead, 4 injured in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon 3 dead, 4 injured in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon
- February 11, 2018

Additional information is not available. Local authorities say at least seven people were on board the helicopter, said Kenitzer, adding the chopper sustained "substantial damage". This is a developing breaking news story. The Grand Canyon, which is more than 1.6km (one mile) deep, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the US. (more...)
Trump Stirs The Nunes Memo Pot By Denying Democratic Rebuttal Release Trump Stirs The Nunes Memo Pot By Denying Democratic Rebuttal Release
- February 11, 2018

Trump also tweeted Saturday that Democrats knew the memo "would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency". But it's hard to avoid the hypocrisy here of a White House that is now sending this memo back to the same committee that produced the flawed Nunes this memo. (more...)
Prominent Pak human rights activist Asma Jahangir dead Prominent Pak human rights activist Asma Jahangir dead
- February 11, 2018

She was 66. "Asma suffered heart attack today morning and she was rushed to Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore where she breathed her last". Some reports said the lawyer has been battling cancer for years now. She was again put under house arrest in November 2007 after the imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan . She was an outspoken critic of the military's interference in civilian rule and a defender of the rule of law. (more...)
Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea
- February 11, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence. Despite threatening to bomb each other off the face of the earth, North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be hanging out with each other in downtown Seoul on Friday. The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says a summit between her brother and South Korean President Moon Jae-in would pave the way for a fast improvement in ties that would make "yesterday seem like a long time ago". (more...)
Syrian warplanes kill 59, injure 139 in Eastern Ghouta, monitor says Syrian warplanes kill 59, injure 139 in Eastern Ghouta, monitor says
- February 11, 2018

Former US president Barack Obama was the first to set out his red line in 2012, when he warned President Bashar al Assad that the use, or even the movement, of chemical weapons would trigger US military reprisals. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have pummeled rebel-held Eastern Ghouta with relentless shelling and airstrikes this week, in defiance of worldwide human rights laws. (more...)
United Nations rights chief slams 'no-holds-barred' violence in Syria United Nations rights chief slams 'no-holds-barred' violence in Syria
- February 11, 2018

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . In the Afrin district in the north-west controlled by Kurdish forces, a Turkish-led offensive launched on 20 January is placing large numbers of civilians at risk. However, neither Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies nor the Syrian government's main ally, Russia, has taken direct action against Turkey for the attacks on Syrian soil. (more...)
Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive
- February 11, 2018

A video uploaded to a YouTube channel affiliated with a Kurdish militia, YPG (or the People's Protection Unit), claimed to show the helicopter being shot down in a village called Qadi. The Turkish military said one of its helicopters crashed at 1300 (1000 GMT) killing two military personnel but did not give a reason for the incident, only saying that an investigation had been launched. (more...)
Carbomb kills 7 civilians in Syria's Idlib
- February 11, 2018

As of Sunday, at least 14 Turkish troops have also been reported killed in the fighting. Turkey insists that its operation in Afrin is "fully in line with global law", saying that the presence of the Syrian Kurdish YPG in the area is a "security threat" to the country. (more...)
First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life
- February 11, 2018

Jocelyn Morffi, who worked at the school for seven years, was abruptly fired on Thursday, 8 February by principal Dr. Carlota E. Morales. Reports state parents are now seeking an answer from the school as about 20 of them gathered at Sts. (more...)
Winter Olympics: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang Winter Olympics: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

According to analysts, North Korea's display at the Winter Olympics in South Korea , as well as sending North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's own sister Kim Yong Nam to lead the Pyongyang delegation is not without objective. According to the Blue House, Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon "in the near future" and would like for him to visit North Korea "at his earliest convenience", his sister told Moon. (more...)
North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front
- February 11, 2018

It is also noted that the South Korean president accepted the invitation. Those on their feet included South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the two senior North Koreans sent to the opening ceremonies - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un , and Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's nominal head of state. (more...)
Belvidere dogs competing at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Belvidere dogs competing at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
- February 11, 2018

Ahead of the Westminster Dog Show, "Meet the Breeds" lets people meet and play with more than 100 different breeds. Owners said they were excited to get the chance to show off their pups. A record 29 of them signed up to compete this year. But contestants like Zuri the basenji and Valur the Saluki came from breeds seldom seen at agility trials. (more...)
Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day
- February 11, 2018

The Turkish military uses the term " neutralized " in reference to terrorists captured dead or alive, or those who surrender during the operations. A follow-up statement released on the same day said two more Turkish soldiers were killed, and four were wounded in the military operations. (more...)
Led Coalition airstrikes kill 100 Assad-backed forces in Syria Led Coalition airstrikes kill 100 Assad-backed forces in Syria
- February 11, 2018

However, during the mission, the Syrian militiamen were subjected to sudden shelling from mortars and multiple launch rocket systems and then came under fire from helicopters of the USA -led coalition , the statement said . Activists and first responders said that at least 55 people were killed after the airstrikes on Tuesday. White added that all pro-government vehicles and personnel who turned around and headed west were not targeted during the coalition strikes. (more...)
Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon Chances for rain, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon
- February 11, 2018

South: A few scattered clouds will be dotted in otherwise blue skies over the Algarve this weekend, and highs of around 19 are forecast for Sunday . Rainfall amounts will be generally light but heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible closer to the coast and across Southeast Texas. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees with breezy conditions. (more...)
Corea, Kim Jong-un invita il presidente del Sud a Pyongyang Corea, Kim Jong-un invita il presidente del Sud a Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

Una trentenne graziosa, fotogenica, ma è presto per bollarla come un'altra "arma di distrazione di massa". C'è grande attesa nella regione della Corea del Sud che ospita i Giochi per il via ufficiale della rassegna a cinque cerchi: lungo la strada che porta all'impianto olimpico c'è stato un grande fermento per tutta la giornata per gli ultimi ritocchi. (more...)
Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

A Unification Ministry official in Seoul said that Pyongyang is believed to have said during discussions that it will not receive the fuel supply in order not to cause any trouble to South Korea . He said: 'I would like to welcome everyone who has joined us here in at Pyeongchang for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with ... (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks
- February 11, 2018

A senior U.S. administration official told reporters that Pence did not discuss North Korea's invitation to Moon when the two leaders watched short track speed skating together. Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the North's Committee of the Peaceful Reunification, were also delegates. (more...)
Kerry associate played middleman for Hillary agents' smut and dossier's Christopher Steele
- February 11, 2018

After referring Steele to the Justice Department last month for criminal prosecution, Grassley was back at it Monday, publicly releasing a heavily redacted version of a memo alleging that Steele materially misled the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with the media. (more...)
Sri Lanka's local polls end with over 70% turnout Sri Lanka's local polls end with over 70% turnout
- February 11, 2018

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) was being pushed to a humiliating second place. The main constituent party of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi has won the divisions in Northern Province while Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has secured victory in the Muslim majority divisions in the Eastern Province with the SLPP wining the Sinhala majority divisions in Ampara district. (more...)
Ronaldo hat-trick as Madrid warm up for PSG with big win Ronaldo hat-trick as Madrid warm up for PSG with big win
- February 11, 2018

Focus now shifts to Thursday's (AEDT) UEFA Champions League first leg at Santiago Bernabeu, with much of the debate surrounding who will play in central midfield. "I think we're ready for Real ". Neymar was on hand to score his 28th goal of the season in all competitions as his left-footed shot flashed into the back of the net. (more...)
House passes short-term bill to fund government House passes short-term bill to fund government
- February 11, 2018

The day before what would have been another shutdown , Republicans and Democrats struck a 2-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that upon passage will segue into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) promised DACA debate. (more...)
Trump Blocks Release of Democratic Memo, Cites Security Concerns Trump Blocks Release of Democratic Memo, Cites Security Concerns
- February 11, 2018

On Saturday Trump called the Democratic document "a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more ), would have to be heavily redacted". Connecticut Rep. James Himes told that "I'm not one bit surprised" by President Trump's decision. "The President immediately-and without scrutiny-approves the release of a memo that he claims "vindicates" him", said Rep. (more...)
Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony
- February 11, 2018

Moon recalled his past visit to the North's Diamond Mountain resort, where he and his mother met his North Korean aunt during a temporary reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. They shook hands with Moon and cheered for athletes from the two countries who marched under a unified peninsula flag for the first time in a decade. (more...)
NKorea notes 'warm talks' with SKorea's Moon, no mention of summit invitation
- February 11, 2018

Analysts believe the missiles, which were successfully tested previous year in three launches, could potentially reach deep into the US mainland when perfected. South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn a request that the South provide fuel to a North Korean ferry that transported more than a 100 artists for performances marking the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (more...)
Modi driving India looking through rear mirror: Rahul Modi driving India looking through rear mirror: Rahul
- February 11, 2018

On a four-day tour, Gandhi will cover Ballari, Koppal, Raichur, Kalaburagi and Bidar districts in north Karnataka, addressing public rallies, holding roadshows and interacting with farmers and others. He also took a jibe at BJP for projecting BS Yeddyurappa as their CM face, alleging, "the world record in corruption was broken by his party's government in Karnataka". (more...)
Modi becomes first Indian PM in history to visit Palestine Modi becomes first Indian PM in history to visit Palestine
- February 11, 2018

Some agreements are likely to be signed during Modi's three-hour visit. A sixth MoU was signed for the construction of an additional floor at Jawahar Lal Nehru School for Boys at Abu Dees. "India hopes that soon Palestine will become a free country in a peaceful manner", said PM Modi, adding that diplomacy was the way forward to achieving regional stability and peace. (more...)
Trump meets with FBI, Justice officials on Democratic intelligence memo Trump meets with FBI, Justice officials on Democratic intelligence memo
- February 11, 2018

McGahn II, the president's lawyer, said in a letter to the committee Friday night that the Democratic memo could not be released because it "contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages". McGahn referred the committee to a separate document - not released publicly - in which Wray and Rosenstein were said to provide details to the committee about those concerns. (more...)

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