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Iraqi forces push into three neighbourhoods in western Mosul


Residents in the Old City sounded desperate in telephone interviews made over the past few days. Yet with such a small amount of the city still held by the militants and so many Iraqi forces attacking at once, Zimmerman said it will hard to marshal and coordinate US -led aircraft in the airspace over the city. Read More »

Commerce secretary appears to fall asleep during Trump's speech

Rivlin, who also called for keeping Iran "out of our borders", thanked Trump for United States actions in Syria, saying there were "red lines that must never be crossed", in reference to United States missile strikes in retaliation for a presumed chemical attack on Syrian civilians last month. Read More »

Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

The author of the Senate's main property tax proposal of the session, Senate Bill 2 , criticized his House counterparts for effectively killing the issue. Patrick also declared, "We will be in a special session caused by Joe Straus himself". "The vote today on Senate Bill 83 is a political vote". Read More »

Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "peddling lies and celebrating non-performance, propaganda and platitudes", the Congress on Friday flayed the ruling BJP-led NDA for splurging Rs 2,000 crore on celebrating its "three years of failure". Read More »

Celtics' Thomas says hip surgery not top option

They are a combined 24-1 in this postseason (the only loss was Cleveland's ECF Game 3 loss to the Celtics), and have beat their opponents by an average of 116.7-103 (Cleveland) and 118.3-102 (Golden State). "Like I said, I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid". That will take about 4-6 weeks. Thomas, who was involved heavily in Boston's free-agent recruiting process last summer, including traveling with the team to make a pitch to Kevin Durant in the Hamptons, said he ... Read More »

Severe Storms Possible Late Saturday

Here's why: A complex of showers and thunderstorms over Arkansas and northern MS on Sunday morning will push an outflow boundary south into central MS by Sunday afternoon . Sunday and Monday should feature mostly clear skies, dry weather and pleasant temperatures, with highs in the upper 70s. They will be widely scattered and will be capable of producing hail, high winds and tornadoes. Read More »

RGV Quits Twitter: Another Publicity Stunt?


It explores the dark underbelly of Mumbai pertaining to the underworld. With a voiceover explaining the story which is similar to his 2002 hit Company , and follows the fall out between Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan . There was also a time when Underworld wanted publicity and used the Bollywood for the same and that they won't have any problem with the filmmakers whatsoever as per Varma. Read More »

Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

The health care bill that Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront many others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday. Read More »

WHO votes for a new leader of global health

Delegates, health ministers and other high-level envoys were deciding Tuesday between Tedros and Britain's Dr. David Nabarro , a United Nations veteran. In his final pitch for why he should lead the WHO, Tedros emphasized his experience as Ethiopia's health minister, overseeing the expansion of basic health services across the country. Read More »

Southern rock music star Gregg Allman dead at 69


Gregg Allman and the rest of the Allman Brothers were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012. He and his older brother were raised by their mother, the former Geraldine Alice Robbins, after their father, Willis Turner Allman , a combat veteran of World War II, was murdered by a hitchhiker in 1949. Read More »

Miranda Kerr, Evan Spiegel to tie the knot this weekend


Despite the small guest list, a source told PEOPLE , the wedding was a luxurious affair. "The wedding and reception are intimate, but lavish and classy". "My partner is very traditional", she said, adding, "We can't". She Wednesday English Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom in 2010, they had a son in 2011, but announced their split in 2013 . Read More »

US-Middle East relations — NRT Focus

Annan said it's hard to predict what might happen if Iran is pushed too far, "but what we should learn is that it wasn't sanctions, it wasn't tough actions, that brought the nuclear agreement — it was engagement". This may explain the high election turn out of 70% and Rouhani's overwhelming win with 57% of the vote. But can we expect his next four years on the global stage to be any different from the previous years? "In Syria, they made mistakes , and also in Yemen ", he added. Read More »

Manchester bombing case : United Kingdom police make 2 more arrests

British police have stopped sharing information on the Manchester suicide bombing with the U.S., the BBC reports, because of fears leaks in the American media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb maker. Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting later. The force - which is leading the investigation on the ground - gives its information to National Counter-Terrorism, which then shares it across government and - because of the ... Read More »

Trump stonewalls G-7 consensus on Paris pact


Many suspect President Trump-who previously called global warming a hoax, is trying to use the climate change issue as leverage in other debates but his decision left a sour taste with leaders and diplomats who are having to revisit an issue they hoped they had sorted. Read More »

British Airways suffers IT outage, cancels flights

The airline tells CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave it has no evidence the disruption is the result of a cyber attack. Passengers have been told not to travel to the London airports because of "extreme congestion" at the terminals, with all BA planes grounded. Read More »

PM inaugurates country's longest river bridge


Inaugurating the project on a day that he completed three years in power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi , however, focused not on the defense, but the economic benefits of a project that will also improve connectivity in a remote region where infrastructure has been poor. Read More »

Follow grilling safety tips to avoid food, home going up in flames


July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by May, June and August. Keep cooked meats hot at 140 °F or warmer until serving time and set them to the side of the grill rack to keep them hot. If you have a gas grill, check hoses to make sure there is no leak. If you choose to use lighter fluid, use only fluid intended for charcoal grills. Read More »

Country's first three Zika cases from Ahmedabad


The first infection was detected in February a year ago, the second in November and the latest one this January. The country was on alert at the peak of the global virus outbreak, but no cases of the infection have been reported until now. Read More »

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing


Almost half a million people have been displaced due to the flood and earth slips, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. About 200,382 people have been affected in the south and west of the country, the disaster management centre said. The vessel will reach Sri Lanka tomorrow. The third ship INS Shardul with relief material, medical and diving teams left Kochi at 7 AM and is expected to reach Colombo tonight. Read More »

British Airways cancels flights from London airports after IT glitch

Passengers were complaining about not being able to use the airlines' website or the app which is causing them to miss their flights. Heathrow Airport said it was "working closely" with British Airways to solve the issue. "This meant I couldn't go through security, and by the time I'd gone back and forth to various customer service desks the flight had closed", he said. Read More »

Modi opens India's longest bridge


While inaugurating the bridge, the longest in India, the PM Narendra Mpdo said that the bridge will be named after Dr. Bhupen Hazarika . Addressing a huge public rally in Gogamukh in Assam's Dhemaji district, on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, Modi said his government has decided on "Panch path" (Five Ways) for the overall development of northeastern states. Read More »

TMC slams Centre for banning sale of cattle for slaughter


He added, "The law will regulate animal markets and through them ensure that welfare of cattle is taken care of". Document stating that the cattle has not been brought to the market for sale for slaughter must be produced. A senior official said that the notification aims to protect animal rights. The Centre's notification restricted the sale of animals for slaughter which were used for agricultural purposes. Read More »

Vettel on top after second practice, Hamilton eighth


We're looking forward to a real fight". A sensational failure was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton - world Vice-champion in the penultimate lap made a mistake and couldn't improve your score, and the final attempt by the British ruined Stoffel Vandorn, crashed his McLaren in the 16th turn. Read More »

How Iheanacho rescued Nigeria from Corsica defeat


Nigeria conceded an early goal via a penalty and also equalised with a penalty. Host, Corsica took the initiative when debutant, Tryonne Ebuehi, handled the ball in the box and a penalty was awarded against Nigeria. Iheanacho made no mistakes from 12 yards. The Manchester City striker would later equalise from the spot for Nigeria in the 80th minute after Etebo was brought down. Read More »

Increases Position in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)


Evergreen Capital Management Llc increased Tc Pipelines Lp (TCP) stake by 2.84% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Lyons Wealth Management Llc acquired 8,853 shares as Gilead Sciences Inc ( GILD)'s stock declined 8.05%. The biopharmaceutical company reported $2.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.18 by $0.02. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Gilead Sciences during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $997,048,000. Read More »

Vettel fastest in second practice at Monaco Grand Prix


Even the normally inscrutable Raikkonen sounded upbeat. "But not many people in the world can say they have a Monaco Grand Prix win under their belt". The key adjustment in the dynamics of this year's championship, said Hamilton, is that Mercedes are no longer split by their drivers' rivalry, but united in a fight to beat Ferrari. Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed pledges to 'fight hard' to beat India


At one stage, Pakistan team seemed to have lost the plot as they were 249 for the loss of 8 wickets in the forty third over. The two sides, whose meetings in worldwide cricket have been nearly entirely limited to major tournaments due to political tensions, last met in an ODI at the 2015 World Cup in Australia . Read More »

G7 leaders reach impasse on climate, urge cyber crackdown

Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, tweeted that he would make a decision next week on whether to back the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing carbon emissions following lengthy discussions with G7 partners. President Donald Trump , accompanied by first lady Melania Trump greets French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron before a concert by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra. Read More »

BJP rule at Centre full of hyperbole: Congress

Kamal Nath said no government in any country has given so many slogans and spent so much on publicity as the Modi government has done. "The biggest challenge faced by the country is unemployment and thanks to this government, employment is at a 50 year low and lowest in the last seven years". Read More »

Turkish Security Assaults Protestors In Washington DC

In the 15 years that Erdogan has served as prime minister and president of Turkey, there has been a broad trend to crack down on freedom of the press and expressions of public dissent . supporting Kurdish fighters. Erdogan made the comments Thursday while addressing Turkish businessmen in Istanbul after returning to Turkey from a Tuesday visit to the White House. Read More »

Will Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI) Crush EPS Estimates Again?


The institutional investor bought 14,500 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock, valued at approximately $539,000. Puma Biotechnology now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $62.64. Vanguard Group Incorporated stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF). The company have shares float of 31.82 million. Blackrock Japan Communications Limited holds 972 shares. Read More »

Modi Govt will soon control unrest in Kashmir: Shah


Jaipal Reddy said. Taking a swipe at the UPA, he said every minister was a Prime Minister in its government, while nobody took the real prime minister seriously. "We have succeeded in bringing several changes in the national politics". We see only 1.35 lakh jobs were created in 2015. The Prime Minister was in Assam to inaugurate the strategically crucial and India's longest 9.15-km river bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh near the China border on the third anniversary of the BJP ... Read More »