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Islamic State launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

The Islamic State group has made its name feared and reviled through the very public atrocities and human rights abuses it has committed against whole communities. All reports out of Iraq indicate that the invasion force trying to take Western Mosul away from ISIS hasn't advanced any meaningful amount in almost four weeks, but US Maj. [Full Article...]

Australian Government to abolish 457 visa program

Australian Government to abolish 457 visa program The 457 visa allows migrants to work in certain areas for up to four years, and often results in permanent residency. The program will be replaced by another visa program, with new restrictions. The numbers are uncapped and there is no limit on the number of times they can travel in and out of Australia. The number of 457 visa holders has fallen to about 45,000 in the previous year, well below... [Full Article...]

Last week's marches were racist, says embattled president

The move added pressure to South Africa's already embattled economy. Zuma fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan , who pushed for budget restraint and improved management at state companies, in a cabinet reshuffle on March 31, igniting South Africa's worst political crisis in nearly a decade and sparking calls from top officials for him to resign. [Full Article...]

21600-Pound Non-Nuclear Bomb Unleashed On ISIS Targets, 90 Killed

Dubbed the Mother Of All Bombs, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast was used in combat for the first time on Thursday. "We had persistent surveillance over the area before, during and after the operation, and now we have Afghan and USA forces on the site, and see no evidence of civilian casualties", Nicholson said. [Full Article...]

As tensions rise with North Korea, Pence embarks on trip to Asia

As tensions rise with North Korea, Pence embarks on trip to Asia USA and South Korean media reported on Sunday morning that North Korea had launched a missile that had detonated moments after its launch. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released a statement following the missile test saying, "The president and his military team are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch". [Full Article...]

Putin, Tillerson meeting in Moscow

Putin, Tillerson meeting in Moscow However, analysts say the civil war in Syria has driven a wedge between Moscow and Washington. Lavrov says Russian Federation has lots of questions about the "very ambiguous" and "contradictory" ideas coming from the U.S. Last week's attack prompted Washington to launch a barrage of Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base. In the interview, Assad repeatedly insisted that Syrian forces gave up... [Full Article...]

Theresa May defends Saudi alliance amid human rights criticism

Theresa May defends Saudi alliance amid human rights criticism During a 1985 visit to Saudi, Britain's first female prime minister wore a hat, gloves and a dress that covered her feet. While in Riyadh, May is expected to hold two days of talks with senior Saudi leaders, including King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the kingdom's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef. [Full Article...]

Why did USA really attack Syria?

Why did USA really attack Syria? Russian Relations is at a low point", Tillerson, who is in Moscow for meetings, said at a joint news conference Wednesday. "The secretary explained there were no subsequent targets after the missile strike, but he did not rule out any future action", State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Stockholm attack suspect 'admits terrorist crime,' lawyer says

A British citizen and an 11-year-old girl were among those killed when a lorry mowed down pedestrians in a busy shopping district in the Swedish capital. He said the countries of the four victims - Briton Chris Bevington , 41, two Swedes and a Belgian woman - had suffered "horrendous acts of terrorism, but we have also seen the strength and determination and power of our democratic societies". [Full Article...]

Klopp delighted by Liverpool concentration

Klopp delighted by Liverpool concentration Meanwhile, Klopp is expecting injured midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana return to the squad by the end of the month. Klopp is likely to revert to his preferred 4-3-3 formation having experimented with a 3-5-2 at Stoke last weekend meaning Ragnar Klavan could miss out. [Full Article...]

Pence calls USA commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

Pence calls USA commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad' Washington has been concerned by North Korea's nuclear tests, which Pyongyang believes act as deterrence against a potential invasion by the US or South Korea. -South Korean military exercises being staged now are the largest-ever "aggressive war drill" aimed at his country, formally the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. [Full Article...]

Seeking to salvage ties, United States and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

Seeking to salvage ties, United States and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe He said the Russian hope was that Putin's message would be passed on to U.S. President Donald Trump. It was the eighth time that Russian Federation has used its veto power at the council to block action directed at its Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad. [Full Article...]

McMaster: North Korea 'coming to a head'

McMaster: North Korea 'coming to a head' Yesterday it was alleged that North Korea's military weapons cache were made up of dummy props including wood shaped and painted to look like warheads. One might have thought that this perhaps fortuitous missile test failure might have led to a minor defusing of tensions, but it appears that the US appears to see even this as sufficient provocation to launch another round of warnings and anti-No... [Full Article...]

PRRD to bring home OFWs given clemency

PRRD to bring home OFWs given clemency A labor agreement between Saudi's Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Department of Labor and Employment was signed by Minister Dr. Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis on behalf of the kingdom and Enrique Manalo, acting secretary of foreign affairs. [Full Article...]

Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid

Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid There are other California secession groups, including the California National Party , but Yes California has already begun to collect signatures at the start of 2017 to get a "Calexit" initiative on a future ballot for Californians to vote on. [Full Article...]

Turkey Bitterly Split as Erdogan's "Yes Vote" Will Change Democracy Towards Dictatorship

Turkey Bitterly Split as Erdogan's German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (April 17) urged Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to seek "respectful dialogue" within the country after his narrow win in a referendum extending his powers. They can do this within the period until the final official results are published by the YSK in the next 10 days. Authorities said the decision to accept unstamped ballots was legitimate be... [Full Article...]

Pope on Easter: cling to faith amid wars and hatred

Pope Francis delivered the traditional Easter Sunday Mass sermon in Rome on Sunday with a call for an end to the "horror and death" in Syria and prayed for Jesus to help world leaders end the arms trade. Christians were also celebrating Easter across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, religious violence and discrimination. [Full Article...]

MI toddler found dead in cay care

MI toddler found dead in cay care Muskegon police are looking into the child's death, according to WOODTV . An 8-year-old girl is reportedly suspected in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was left unsupervised in a home day care in MI. The little boy's mum said she noticed bruises and bite marks on Corey's face. "I can hardly get a grip on it". An autopsy is needed to determine what caused Brown's death. [Full Article...]

Two minute silence for PC Palmer

Writing after PC Palmer was stabbed to death in Westminster, she asks God to "protect my dad" because he had to "fight off bad people to protect all the good". Draped in a police flag, it was taken by hearse to a Westminster chapel this afternoon, where it will stay overnight before his full police funeral at Southwark Cathedral. [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Missile In Show Of Strength, Missile Immediately Blows Up

North Korea Launches Missile In Show Of Strength, Missile Immediately Blows Up Speculation had run rampant with the recent saber-rattling between the USA and North Korea, that a defiant Kim Jong-un would try a launch. It came a day after North Korea, in an annual show of force, paraded missiles and rocket launchers through the streets of Pyongyang to mark the 105th birthday of Kim Il-sung, the country's founder. [Full Article...]


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