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IS ambushes Iraqi fighters, killing 27


IS members disguised as soldiers attacked a Hashd al-Shaabi unit in the Hawija region about 300km north of Baghdad on Sunday evening, the auxiliary force said in a statement. In January, the court sentenced a German woman to death for joining the extremist group and providing it logistical support that helped the group to commit their criminal acts. Read More »

Google Pixel 2 available with huge Rs 19001 discount


The severity seems to vary from user to user, but most people are complaining that the phones, while still usable, are running a lot warmer than they should be, even when performing non-intensive tasks. The 64GB version is selling at Rs 54,999 and the 128GB variant can be bought at Rs 63,999. On top of that, Citibank is giving away a Rs 8000 cashback on its credit and debit cards for both EMI and non-EMI transactions. Read More »

Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency pre-sale starts tomorrow


At the same time, the tweet of overture to Trump coincided with another major move by Maduro's government: On Tuesday, Venezuela launches pre-sales of its planned "petro" cryptocurrency , a digital currency backed by the country's oil, gold and diamond reserves. Read More »

Thick fog early; Near-record warmth Tuesday afternoon


If so, a Dense Fog Advisory will become necessary later this evening or tonight. Much more seasonable and drier air looks to follow behind this front, bringing down temperatures back to average. Temperatures will hit a high in the mid-40s both Thursday and Friday , and the high will be about 50 degrees both Saturday and Sunday , the weather service said. Read More »

Record-Smashing Temperatures Through Tuesday Night


With the warm temperatures will come morning rain. DE is also expected to temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70's. Although the spring temperatures won't be around for the end of the week, highs will remain above normal. and then peak at a high of 76 degrees around 4 p.m. Temperatures over the weekend and into the morning dropped to 13 below zero in northern Park County and 7 below at Mission Field, Tesar said. Read More »

Israeli's Delek Drilling announces $15bn export deal with Egypt


Dolphinus, Delek said, is a natural gas trade company that plans to supply large industrial and commercial consumers in Egypt . In September 2016, Jordan struck a deal to buy 300 million cubic feet 8.5 million cubic metres of Israeli gas per day over 15 years, in a deal estimated to be worth US$10 billion. Read More »

Netanyahu's Associates Named In Telecom Corruption Probe

Police also named him as someone they had arrested two days earlier in a separate case involving allegations of corruption at Israel's biggest telecoms company. Police have already concluded investigations into two separate cases involving the prime minister and their recommendation that charges be pressed is now in the hands of the attorney general. Read More »

Zimbabwe president hails late opposition hero Morgan Tsvangirai


Thousands of Zimbabweans, some from the country's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, clad in red, thronged Freedom Square in the capital to bid farewell to the late Morgan Tsvangirai. It is not easy for us, it is a very hard time for us. The opposition party once posed the sternest challenge to former leader Mugabe and his ruling ZANU-PF party since the southern African nation's independence from white minority rule in 1980. Read More »

English teaching in China suggested for Philippine workers after Kuwait ban


Duterte has ordered a ban on the deployment of new Filipino workers to Kuwait, where he said some Filipina workers have committed suicide due to abuses. The Philippines and China may sign a bilateral agreement on the deployment of OFWs "within the month or next month", Bello said in an interview on Filipino radio station DZMM according to ABS CBN News . Read More »

Cyclone Gita Update 2.41am 20/2/18


Even before the storm hit in full force, heavy rains in the centre of New Zealand brought floods in Christchurch, prompting a warning from Mayor Lianne Dalziel. More than 23,000 people were without power in Taranaki and Tasman districts and residents in Christchurch prepared to evacuate Tuesday due to heavy rain that could cause severe flooding in the low-lying district. Read More »

Angry mob beats rape, murder suspects to death


The incident took place on Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. The girl was raped and killed in the nearby village of Namgo on February 12. According to the report, witnesses said the mob gathered outside the police station around 11:30am and demanded that the two accused - Sanjay Sobor (30) and Jagdish Lohar (25) - be handed over to them. Read More »

Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe


An attorney for worldwide law firm Skadden, Arps, Meagher, & Flom who helped whitewash the prosecution and imprisonment of Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko was charged with perjury in us federal court today. The page stated that he served "as rule-of-law consultant to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine" and wrote "a report on due process issues associated with a high-profile prosecution". Read More »

Syria bombardment of rebel enclave kills 18 civilians: monitor


The government shelling is a prelude to a wide-scale military offensive against various rebel groups in Eastern Ghouta, the last remaining threat to the capital Damascus . "And if this is implicitly allowed by the others [western nations], this is totally irresponsible", she said. Tension escalated when the pro-government forces tried to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin to take a stand against Turkish assault that happened last month. Read More »

Woman arrested after telling ambulance crew they parked in her way


Sharman, from Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, admitted writing the note and telling paramedics to "move your f***king van". A photo of the note went viral after it was shared by paramedic Katie Tudor on Twitter with the caption: "So upset to be sent this by one of our crews this morning!" Ms Tudor, who said the crew in question had also been verbally abused, used Twitter to draw the note to the attention of Staffordshire Police Chief Constable Gareth Morgan. Read More »

Plane carrying 66 people crashes, killing everyone on board


A search and rescue party from the Iranian Red Crescent were looking on February 19 for the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the country's Isfahan province. The crash was another fatal disaster for Iran, which for years was barred from buying necessary plane equipment due to western sanctions over its nuclear program. Read More »

Diplomacy on display at Winter Olympics


The start date will be announced by the two allies between the end of the Paralympics on March 18 and the beginning of April, Seoul's defense minister Song Young-moo was quoted as telling the National Assembly by a ministry spokesman. Treasury blacklist due to her involvement with human rights violations and abuses in North Korea for a reason, and it isn't her grandeur. The agreement came after weeks of rising tension over North Korean nuclear weapons programme and its testing of ... Read More »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional map


The Republican-controlled legislature created the current map in 2011, after the 2010 USA census. Without consensus between Wolf and the Legislature, the court said it would take over the process and issue a new map by February 19 to be used for this year's midterm elections. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Arrives in India to Promote Trump-Branded Luxury Apartments


Donald Trump Jr is promoting a Trump Towers luxury development near Delhi by offering buyers the chance to have dinner with him if they sign up. The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in Trump-branded developments. Read More »

Kvitova comeback adds new chapter with top 10 return


Asked about being back in the top 10, Kvitova said: "I remember some time previous year when I was asked about this, I couldn't even dream of it". "It feels great (to be in the top 10)", Kvitova said. The effects of that long semi-final showed last night, at least in the first set, as Kvitova found herself 0-5 down in no time. Going for a decisive lead, Kvitova was once again in trouble as Muguruza earned a break point only to see the Czech turn it around with a stunning backhand ... Read More »

Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground


The national electricity commission said almost one million users lost power, but it was expected to be restored over the course of yesterday. Although there were no immediate casualties, two were killed when a helicopter carrying Mexico's interior minister crashed near the scene of the quake. Read More »

TRUMP SECURITY SCARE: Secret Service FINDS FIREARM in Motorcade Driver's Luggage

But according to the Secret Service , the firearm was prohibited outside the Secret Service security screening checkpoint at the president's luxury club. "At no time was any Secret Service protectee in danger or impacted", it said. The press pool traveling with the President reported Monday morning that an unauthorized firearm and a minor fender-bender briefly held up the motorcade. Read More »

Survey Ranks US Presidents On 'Overall Greatness'


Those same Presidents topped the list in the same order when the poll was last conducted in 2014. Trump still has time to turn things around, and many presidents' legacies improve over time , the researchers note. It asks the experts to rank each president's greatness on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being great, 50 being average, and 0 being a total failure. In a page-long clarification of his position on guns in his book, "The America We Deserve", distributed in 2000, Trump offered an ... Read More »

Kremlin breaks silence over United States polls meddling charges

He said the indictments "only concern Russian citizens", while Moscow had "heard accusations from Washington about the involvement of the Russian state, the Kremlin and the government". THE Kremlin today insisted there is no indication of the Russian government meddling in the 2016 USA election, after Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway voters. Read More »

China furious over terracotta thumb theft


During the event, Rohana and a few of his friends entered the closed off terracotta warrior exhibit, and after his friends left, Rohana took a selfie with one of the statues, according to surveillance footage and court documents. He was arrested and released on a 15,000-USD bail, on the condition that he hand over his passport, consent to drug testing, and refrain from leaving the country before trail. Read More »

Trump laments violence but avoids mention of gun control


Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. "Incredible job and everybody is talking about it", Trump reportedly said , after a meeting at the local sheriff's office. "Because at the end of the day this isn't about the red and blue, the GOP and the democrats, this is about adults and kids, and at this point you're either with us or against us". Read More »

Tripura polls: About 65 voting turnout till 3 pm


The counting of votes will be held on March 3 along with the counting in Meghalaya and Nagaland. However, Congress' official nominee (Sukumar Chandra Das) in Kakraban-Shalgarha assembly seat (Scheduled Caste reserved seat), withdrew his nomination and joined the BJP . Read More »

Former Trump campaign aide Gates to plead guilty, testify against Manafort


Aside from the legal maneuvering, the father of four has faced personal and financial pressure to bring his legal proceedings to a speedy resolution, a person familiar with the situation told CNN . The president has repeatedly called the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt". "Gates, by all appearances, worked hand-in-glove with Manafort, and it appears that he's in a position to provide prosecutors with a treasure trove of evidence and corroboration in their case against ... Read More »