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US uses 'mother of all bombs' for first time in Afghanistan

Can you tell us more about this weapon? According to officials, the bomb had been in Afghanistan since the fall of 2016, during the Obama administration. Frankly, that's why they've been so successful lately. While the number of civilian casualties and destruction to civilian property remains unknown, the strike comes amidst concerns that the Trump administration has loosened the rules of... [Full Article...]

Senior Islamic State Figure Reported Killed

The US-led anti-Islamic State coalition said it was unable at the moment to confirm the information that was reported earlier in the day by Iraqi state-run TV. The hope is that the battle for Mosul will be over by then, at which point the government will have a better handle on the long-term needs in Iraq and change Canada's contribution as required. [Full Article...]

Canada introduces legislation for marijuana possession

Canada introduces legislation for marijuana possession Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced legislation Thursday to let adult possess up to 30 grams of marijuana in public - a measure that would make Canada the largest developed country to end a nationwide prohibition on recreational marijuana. [Full Article...]

US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan targeting IS

The military said the bomb use in Afghanistan was dropped from a USA aircraft. It was not immediately clear how much damage the bomb did but Indian intelligence agencies believe that some of the ISIS's Kerala recruits may have been killed. [Full Article...]

Indian political fraternity hails US MOAB bombing on ISIS caves in Afghanistan

The US military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement that the bomb was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday on a tunnel complex in Achin district of Nangarhar province, where the Afghan affiliate of the Islamic State group has been operating. [Full Article...]

Ex-techie held for 'live streaming' sex with unsuspecting wife

Ex-techie held for 'live streaming' sex with unsuspecting wife The incident happened in 2016 and his wife lodged a complaint in November 2016. As he was going through a financial crisis he started searching for other options. He said that he had found the video live streamed on a porn chat website and he uploaded it to the porn site. Police have already got the videos removed from the porn site. [Full Article...]

Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands of people begins

Buses carrying mostly Sunni opposition and their families simultaneously left the town of regime-besieged Madaya near Damascus , but were still passing through regime-held areas, the Observatory said. As many as 7,350 people have started evacuating four Syrian towns Friday under a deal concluded between the Syrian government and rebels, a military source said. [Full Article...]

China seeks to deter US from military action v North Korea

China seeks to deter US from military action v North Korea Concerns have been growing that North Korea could soon conduct a sixth nuclear test or more missile launches in defiance of UN sanctions and stark warnings from the United States that a policy of patience was over. Japan is concerned North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas. Another U.S. official also dismissed the report , calling it "speculative at... [Full Article...]

Maharashtra legislator calls Hema Malini 'bumper drinker'

Maharashtra legislator calls Hema Malini 'bumper drinker' Farmers" suicide is a big political issue in Maharashtra, but dragging the "dreamgirl of Bollywood' into the row is something what the BJP Lok Sabha MP won't like. The Amravati MLA alleged that Congress leader Narayan Rane's comment on linking alcoholism with farmland suicides was erroneous. "Malini is a well-known figure across the globe, apart from being a member of Parliament". [Full Article...]

The biggest-ever non nuclear bomb used by U.S. is unleashed

Based on the acronym, it has been nicknamed the "Mother Of All Bombs". It is regarded as particularly effective against clusters of targets on or just underneath the ground. The bombing in Afghanistan comes a week after Trump authorized a USA missile strike against a Syrian government air base - the first U.S. strike against the Syrian government in the country's six-year civil war. [Full Article...]

Mayawati appoints brother Anand Kumar as BSP vice-president, applies conditions

Mayawati appoints brother Anand Kumar as BSP vice-president, applies conditions Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar was appointed the outfit's vice president on Friday. For the first time, she spoke about her medical condition while addressing the party workers, saying she lost one of her glands in 1996, following which she is forced to read written texts. [Full Article...]

Russian Foreign Minister claims understanding between US and Russia over Syria strikes

Other world powers have also condemned Assad for the April 4 attack - although Syrian ally Russian Federation continues to maintain there is insufficient evidence Assad carried out the attack. "No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie". [Full Article...]

Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty

The federal task force had urged the medical and recreational marijuana systems remain separate. The proposed law allows four plants to be grown at home. "We simply have to do better". Canada has been in "very close touch" with the USA on the issue, said Goodale, but he had little to say about Canadians who might fear trouble from American border guards when travelling south. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump ready to launch an attack against North Korea

Donald Trump ready to launch an attack against North Korea China, North Korea's sole major ally and neighbour, which nevertheless opposes its weapons programme, has called for talks leading to a peaceful resolution and the denuclearisation of the peninsula. "Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words", Han said. Washington and Seoul deny that, but reports that exercises have included "decapitation strikes" aimed at the North's leaders... [Full Article...]

U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan: Pentagon

U.S. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the bomb was used on "a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters used to move around freely". "This is the right munition to reduce those obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive", he said. [Full Article...]

Syria President Bashar al-Assad claims chemical attack was '100% FABRICATION'

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the strike as "act of aggression" and said it violated global law. The UN motion also would have forced the Syrian Assad government to cooperate in an global investigation into the incident. [Full Article...]

Korean official: U.S. more vicious, aggressive under Trump

Experts and officials in the South and the United States believe Pyongyang is still some time away from mastering all the technology needed for an operational ICBM system, such as re-entry into the atmosphere and subsequent missile guidance. [Full Article...]

Why Trump the trade critic now offers an outstretched hand

He cited not only the U.S. 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez, who has a good track record of predicting Pyongyang's nuclear tests, told CNN the activity noted over the past six weeks is "suggestive of the final preparations of a test". [Full Article...]

U.S. drops mega bomb on Afghan IS base

Worldwide desk - The US military said that it dropped a 9,800kg bomb on a tunnel complex used by Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, also known as the "Mother of All Bombs", had never been used in combat before. [Full Article...]

More debates around the legality of United States strikes against Syrian airbase

More debates around the legality of United States strikes against Syrian airbase Trump said about the isolated state's recent threats to the USA and its disturbing steps toward nuclear proliferation. Just hours ago U.S. Military forces dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used onto an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

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