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Serena Williams Confirms Plans To Return To Tennis After Giving Birth

Serena Williams Confirms Plans To Return To Tennis After Giving Birth Williams, 35, withdrew from ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events at Indian Wells and Miami last month citing a knee injury; she won the Australian Open by beating sister Venus on January 28. Her win at the Australian Open this year was probably when she was two months pregnant and for that she has already proved that she is the greatest Tennis player ever. [Full Article...]

US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick: Schumer

US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick: Schumer Trump is scheduled to leave for the Middle East and Europe on Friday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein conducted the interviews. Republican US senator from Texas John Cornyn, who is the India Caucus co-founder and co-chair, is among the frontrunners reportedly being considered by the Donald Trump administration to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [Full Article...]

Hamas picks new Gaza leader amid bid for more influence

Mr Haniya is seen as a pragmatist who will try to ease Hamas's worldwide isolation. He also said the Hamas government would be willing to work with Western governments that vow to support the rights of Palestinians. "He is also a moderate politician", he said, expecting the new Hamas leader would seek to bolster the group's relations with Sunni Arab countries. "Rebranding" in particular needs to s... [Full Article...]

Erdogan sees "new beginning" in Turkish-US ties despite Kurdish arms move

The issues of arming the YPG, which Turkey sees as a terrorist organisation, and the extradition of Gulen, whom Ankara blames for last year's coup, are expected to be high on the agenda. The Kurdish outlet Rudaw published a video Friday of military vehicles with American flags traveling through Darbasiyah, northeast Syria, by the Turkish border. [Full Article...]

Daesh vehicle bombs kill at least 9 in west Mosul

Daesh vehicle bombs kill at least 9 in west Mosul US -backed Iraqi forces are slowly pushing IS from its remaining strongholds in the city of Mosul, further to the north, as part of a massive operation launched in October. military presence in Mosul after the defeat of IS. As hundreds of thousands of civilians are still in Mosul, anti-IS forces have had to limit their use of aerial attacks and artillery in the city. [Full Article...]

Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

People console each other as emergency personnel respond to shooting outside Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville , Ohio . Steven Eric Disario, 36, was killed as he responded to a shooting in Kirkersville, Ohio , Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said on Friday. [Full Article...]

Israeli minister calls to close UNESCO's Jerusalem office after contested vote

According to Israeli diplomatic officials, when Sweden made clear that it would vote for the measure, other European Union countries who were not comfortable with it - led by Italy, the Netherlands, Greece and Lithuania - chose to vote against. [Full Article...]

All schools along LoC closed for indefinite period

Mortar marks on walls of houses and shops in the area are a testimony to the brute firing by Pakistani army targeting the civilian population. Almost 200-300 houses have been damaged, mostly partially, in shelling from across the LoC, said Harbans Lal Sharma, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Nowshera . [Full Article...]

N Korean missile 'no danger' to Russia: Defence Min

North Korea fired yet another ballistic missile on Sunday (its 10th missile launch over six tests this year), days after its neighbor South Korea elected a new president who has called for greater dialogue with Pyongyang. In Brussels, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu called Pyongyang's move "a new flagrant breach of a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions", constituting "a threat... [Full Article...]

Paris up for the Olympics

International Olympic Committee members were in Los Angeles earlier this week to meet with the US bid leaders and inspect their planned venues. Paris and LA are the only remaining cities in the race to secure the 2024 Games, after a number of withdrawals from the process, including Boston, Hamburg , Rome and, most recently, Budapest . [Full Article...]

Police Officer Who Shot Jordan Edwards Was Fired

Police chief Jonathan Haber , speaking to reporters Tuesday night, wouldn't describe what he believed Oliver did wrong because the officer can appeal his termination. Edwards' 16-year-old brother was handcuffed and held overnight in jail without charges, the family's lawyer said Tuesday; he didn't find out that his younger brother died until Sunday morning. [Full Article...]

'Very good' chance for Israel-Palestine peace

In calling for an historic peace deal, Trump evoked previous White House meetings where Israel-Palestinian agreements had been formally reached. He also said that he'd "love to be a mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" between the two sides, suggesting a return to the premise of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which mandated "that all outstanding issues relating to permanent status will be resol... [Full Article...]

Captain Kuyt leads Feyenoord to Dutch league title

Captain Kuyt leads Feyenoord to Dutch league title Thousands of fans in the city center watched on large screens and roared in delight after Kuyt's early opener and again 11 minutes later. There was a nervy atmosphere around the De Kuip stadium after they blew a chance to clinch the title last week, being hammered 3-0 by minnows Excelsior. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-Un 'victim of assassination plot by CIA', North Korea claims

Kim Jong-Un 'victim of assassination plot by CIA', North Korea claims Pyongyang's Ministry of State Security alleged the North has been infiltrated by would-be terrorists sponsored by the two foreign agencies. The statement, carried by North Korea's official news agency and read on state TV, didn't describe how the alleged plot was broken up or give the full name of the North Korean suspect, identifying him only by his surname, Kim, and didn't say whether anyone e... [Full Article...]

Don't politicise CPEC, says Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Speaking at a major worldwide conference in Beijing , United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday drew comparisons between China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals, saying both are rooted in a shared vision for global development. [Full Article...]

UK Could Rejoin The EU If Voters Overturn Brexit, Says Tajani

An early vote is also expected to delay Brexit talks. Victoria Prentis, MP for North Oxfordshire, said: "The Prime Minister's decision to hold an early election is the right one". And, lastly, one can not discount the possibility that a new centrist party will emerge before June. "Nobody thinks the Labour Party will gain a single seat from the Conservatives". [Full Article...]

North Korea tests missile as South's new leader takes reins

The US military's Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile that was sacked on Sunday but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile" and the threat assessment has not changed. An intercontinental ballistic missile is considered to have a range of more than 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles). North Korea seeks US recognition of its status as a nuclear weapons s... [Full Article...]

1 killed at West Bank rally for Palestinian hunger strikers

The dead man was participating in protests that are held weekly near Ramallah in support of several hundred Israeli-held prisoners now engaging in a strike protesting prison conditions. Earlier this month, Israel's Channel 2 television network reported that the IPS was considering the use of foreign doctors to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, as the Israeli Medical Association has con... [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte on Trump's White House invitation: 'I'm tied up'

Philippines' Duterte on Trump's White House invitation: 'I'm tied up' Priebus cited the military threat of North Korea. Trump described Kim Jong-un in a May 1 interview as "a pretty smart cookie", according to Politico. That's something former President Barack Obama can't claim, not that he'd want to. Trump, who plans to visit Manila this fall for a regional summit, has set a new tone. [Full Article...]

Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs extended the country's congratulations to Chinese President Xi Jinping on his "bold and fresh" worldwide cooperation initiative, saying Manila looks forward to cooperating on "convergent priorities". [Full Article...]

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