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Death toll rises to 100 in blast targeting evacuees from Aleppo

Death toll rises to 100 in blast targeting evacuees from Aleppo Syrian state TV says a vehicle bomb has exploded near buses carrying Syrians evacuated from towns besieged by rebels in northern Syria. Critics say deals are permanently changing the ethnic and religious map, but in an exclusive interview with Agence France-Presse this week President Bashar al-Assad insisted the evacuations were only temporary and people would return once the "terrorists" had be... [Full Article...]

Syrians stuck around Aleppo as evacuation deal stalls: monitor, activists

An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo has killed or wounded several people, pro-government media outlets, pro-opposition activists and a monitor have reported. The agreement, hammered out between the two sides on March 30, calls for the evacuation of civilians from four besieged districts of the country: Madaya, Al-Zabadani, Kefraya and Al-Fuaa. [Full Article...]

Scandal-struck Haiti UN peacekeeping mission to end

One 16-year-old said she had sex with a Sri Lankan commander, another who was 14 said she had sex with soldiers every day in exchange for money or food, while one boy said he had sex with more than 20 peacekeepers. Yet, she said, in spite of those gains, pockets of fragility persisted and political challenges remained. The mission started in 2004 amid unrest following the removal of President ... [Full Article...]

Chhattisgarh Non-Cooperative In Resolving Mahanadi Dispute: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Chhattisgarh Non-Cooperative In Resolving Mahanadi Dispute: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik The state government has also moved the Supreme Court in connection with the Mahanadi water sharing dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh under Article 131 of the Constitution of India. "I just want to make it clear to Odisha about Mahanadi that the river water will be recharged by bringing water from Teesta River and Sankosh River and that water will be used for irrigation and drinking in the dr... [Full Article...]

Flash floods kill 30 in northwest Iran

Flash floods kill 30 in northwest Iran Four provinces have been battered by torrential downpours. The East Azarbaijan Governor's Office of Crisis Management said that "16 bodies were found in Ajabshir city and 14 in the city of Azarshahr". Search and rescue operations are underway. Other affected provinces are West Azerbaijan, Zanjan and Kordestan. Najjar added that the East Azerbaijan Province with 19 dead has borne the heaviest... [Full Article...]

Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry populist base

Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry populist base Trump's assertion to both the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal that he is his own strategist and that he deserves all of the credit for getting elected reeks of his dissatisfaction with the way credit and attention is being doled out. [Full Article...]

Syrian air force carries out strikes against IS

He has been backed militarily by Russian Federation, and by Shiite fighters from Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group in Syria's six-year-old conflict. "I have conviction that we will be back", Hossam, the man from Madaya, said in the video. "Most of the passengers are women and children who started gathering yesterday evening and spent the night in the cold waiting". [Full Article...]

Jadhav fallout: India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan

Mr Aziz in his press statement further responded to Indian criticism that Pakistan did not grant consular access to Jadhav. Jadhav, a serving Indian Navy officer assigned to RAW, is described in Pakistan as the irrefutable evidence of Indian involvement in terrorism in the country. [Full Article...]

Blast hits Syrian bus convoy near Aleppo: state media, monitors

The Syrian government and rebels evacuated more than 7,000 people from four besieged towns Friday in the latest coordinated population transfer in Syria's six-year-long civil war. The source added that the deal was brokered by Iran, on the government side, and Turkey and Qatar on behalf of the rebels. Another 5000 were transported out of the northern oppostion-held towns of Foua and Kfraya, ac... [Full Article...]

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Displayed at Military Parade

Few countries are openly or enthusiastically allied with North Korea , but the intersection between this conflict and the ongoing crisis in Syria could force nations like Russian Federation and China to choose sides. A North Korean soldier at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone. The model, also known as a KN-15 missile, is an upgraded version of an SLBM. [Full Article...]

Syrians stuck around Aleppo as evacuation deal stalls - monitor, activists

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent was distributing food and water to the waiting passengers, who include 3,700 civilians, the agency adds. "They were residents of two besieged Shia minority villages, who'd been besieged by rebels for years". The government blamed the rebels for the attack. The buses headed to the Jebrin area for a temporary housing center equipped with food and medical supplies, SANA... [Full Article...]

American UN ambassador steps up rhetoric on Russian Federation over Syria

American UN ambassador steps up rhetoric on Russian Federation over Syria The U.S.is asking for Russian Federation to fulfill its commitment and is calling on Assad to "cease the use of these weapons", Tillerson said. "Someone who uses barrel bombs and chemicals to kill his own people simply can not be the future leader of Syria". [Full Article...]

April the giraffe gives birth

April the giraffe gives birth Once the newborn appears, the park has said a contest will be held to name April's baby . "We are in construction/opening mode and routines are no longer routines on the April the Giraffe side of our operation". Thousands of fans have kept watch over live webcam footage chronicling April's every move. Earlier this year, millions were prevented from watching Aprilbecause some users reported tha... [Full Article...]

Campaigning for Turkey referendum hits final stretch

Campaigning for Turkey referendum hits final stretch Opinion polls indicate a tight race, and fierce campaigning took place Saturday right up to a 6 p.m. ban. Turkey is heading to a con. The referendum , meanwhile, polarized Turkey's 58 million eligible voters and left many undecided. The current setup requires the president to be nonpartisan. In theory, each institution could keep the other in check by keeping a finger on the eject button:... [Full Article...]

Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses

An AFP journalist west of Aleppo, talking before the blast, said mentors conveying government evacuees had not moved in 30 hours. According to Reuters, a military media unit, operated by Hezbollah, has said a suicide attacker detonated a vehicle bomb Saturday. [Full Article...]

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

North Korea, still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, has on occasion conducted missile or nuclear tests to coincide with big political events and often threatens the United States, South Korea and Japan.On Saturday, it marks the "Day of the Sun", the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung. [Full Article...]

Thousands of evacuated Syrians stuck as transfer stalls

A war monitor puts the death toll at 24 in the area controlled by opposition fighters. Late on Saturday buses from the convoy hit by the bombing began crossing into government-held territory as the deal resumed, pro-Damascus media outlets reported. [Full Article...]

China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' North Korea situation

North Korea staged a massive military parade on Saturday to mark the 105th birthday of late state founder Kim Il-sung in a show of military prowess amid regional tensions over its nuclear and missile programs. Maybe intercontinental ballistic missiles created to reach the United States, maybe nothing at all. His grandson, Kim Jong Un, leads the country today. [Full Article...]

Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

The group says it is starting a probe into the cause of the attack, and said it is ready to cooperate with an global investigation to determine who carried it out. Allison further points out that the deal has been controversial and subject to accusations of forcing demographic change. A large explosion has hit a convoy of buses carrying mainly Shia villagers being evacuated from government-held ... [Full Article...]

Russia, Iran, Syria denounce U.S. 'act of aggression'

Russia, Iran, Syria denounce U.S. 'act of aggression' Tillerson pointed to a lack of trust between the two countries. The details of the new understandings were not made public, but Syrian foreign ministry officials were invited by Russian Federation and will hold meetings in Moscow on Thursday, following the meeting between the USA official and Putin . [Full Article...]


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