U.S. strike in Afghanistan: What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

One Twitter user labelled Mr Trump "Commander-in-distraction" after the report emerged in a Guardian story about British spies being the first to spot his campaign team's contact with Russian officials back in 2015. The blast, from the weapon dubbed ... More..

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Up to 36 suspected IS militants killed by 'mother of all bombs'
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Up to 36 suspected IS militants killed by 'mother of all bombs'

The Afghanistan Ministry of Defense added in a statement Friday that there were no civilian casualties and that several Islamic State caves and ammunition caches were destroyed. A separate non-nuclear weapon kn...More..

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United Airlines, Aviation Department Grilled During City Council Hearing

She said her husband shooed the scorpion off his tray and it landed in the aisle, catching the attention of a nearby passenger who cried, "Oh my god, that's a scorpion". Dao was released from a Chicago hospital...More..

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Erdogan and Putin back investigation into Syria chemical attack

The U.S. government launched 59 missiles to target a Syrian military base in an attempt to block its ability to deliver chemical weapons, Crux reported. Other world powers have also condemned Assad for the Ap...More..

North Korean Official Blames Rising Tensions on Donald Trump's 'Aggressive' Tweets
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

North Korean Official Blames Rising Tensions on Donald Trump's 'Aggressive' Tweets

South Korea said on Thursday it believed it would be consulted by the United States before any possible pre-emptive USA strike against Pyongyang. "We've got a powerful nuclear deterrent already in our han...More..

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U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

A spokesman for Nangarhar's governor, Attaullah Khoghyani, told VOA that local officials had not been told of the bomb plans in advance. "So we have incredible leaders of the military and incredible military, a...More..

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Democrats 'Fired Up and Mobilizing' After Narrow Kansas Loss

Thompson lost to Republican Ron Estes , 45.7 percent to 52.5 percent, in Tuesday's special congressional election. Thompson won the Kansas Democratic Party's nomination in February by defeating a well-known ...More..

Unpredictable Trump unsettles China as N. Korea policy wobbles
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Unpredictable Trump unsettles China as N. Korea policy wobbles

North Korea has warned that a " big event " is near, and USA officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend. Many North Korea watchers believe North Korea could have a vi...More..

Leicester City seek 'full facts' over Madrid clashes
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Leicester City seek 'full facts' over Madrid clashes

Leicester stayed tight at the back and although Atletico dominated possession, they could not create any more clear-cut chances in the first half. "But we know we still have a challenge ahead against a very g...More..

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No positive shift yet on Russia-US ties, Kremlin says

Russian Federation vetoed on Wednesday the resolution condemning the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan-Sheikhoun on April 4 and demanding from Damascus to present information on its sorties o...More..

Canadian judge in Yahoo hack case to reach decision on bail
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Canadian judge in Yahoo hack case to reach decision on bail

Baratov was arrested in March at the request of the United States in connection with the massive hacking of Yahoo and Google email accounts, said to be one of the largest known data breaches. The judge also a...More..

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Chicago Aldermen Grill United, Airport Officials Over Passenger-Dragging Debacle

Demetrio, Chicago aviation attorney and co-founder of Corboy & Demetrio who represents Dao family, speaks during a news conference at Union League Club in Chicago , Illinois, April 13. AN: Dao and his wife w...More..

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Trump says United States relations with Russian Federation at 'all-time low'

Last week Trump ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack which killed 80 people and was described by the USA as a nerve gas attack carried out by Syrian President B...More..

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Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses

He accused United of violating "basic civil rights of American citizens under color of law to further increase United Airlines' bottom line", even as he admitted the council had little power to make a differenc...More..

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Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

There were no civilian casualties, according to the Ministry of Defense statement, which also said that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed. The MOAB had to be dropped out of the back of a U.S...More..

Carter Page says surveillance order would have been based on 'false evidence'
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Carter Page says surveillance order would have been based on 'false evidence'

A member of the Trump campaign's foreign policy group, Page is said to be the only American to be targeted by a FISA warrant in 2016 as part of the US authorities investigation into Russian interference in the ...More..

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Egypt identifies one church attacker

The previous day, the ministry had named the man it said was the bomber who struck outside a church in the Mediterranean port of Alexandria . On Sunday, twin suicide bombing at two churches in Delta prov...More..

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Afghan Govt. informed when United States dropped GBU 43 to destroy ISIS tunnels

That giant bomb , also used in Afghanistan, weighed 15,000 pounds and could be used, among other things, to flatten jungles. A separate non-nuclear weapon known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), which...More..

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WashPo: Judge granted Federal Bureau of Investigation warrant to monitor Trump aide Carter Page

A firm headed by Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, received more than $1.2 million in payments that match a ledger Ukrainian investigators say reflect off-the-books payments from...More..

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U.S. hit IS in Afghanistan with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

The bomb, owing to its massive size and weight, is dropped from a C-130 cargo aircraft, specifically the MC-130 Talon operated by the US Air Force Special Operations Command. Spicer added that they used all nec...More..

Judge found dead in Hudson killed herself
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Judge found dead in Hudson killed herself

The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was pulled from the Hudson river after police found her floating, fully clothed Wednesday afternoon. She had also worked for the New York State Department of Law as an a...More..

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Nashville Weather Forecast: A Look At Easter Weekend

A persistent southerly wind flow will keep skies cloudy across much of the northern half of the state on Easter Sunday , with rain showers moving in mostly during the second half of the day. Easter Sunday pl...More..

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Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty to State Murder Charges in Church Massacre

The deal comes as an exchange for State Prosecutors not to pursue the Death Penalty on a State level. Putting the survivors and the families of those killed in the shooting through a second death penalty ...More..

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Venezuela opposition celebrates court reversal

The Assembly has been controlled by the opposition for almost a year and a half. Maduro's opponents have called on Venezuelans to take to the streets Saturday and urged the army to abandon him, branding moves...More..

Are Trump and China foreign-policy partners, rivals, or both?
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Are Trump and China foreign-policy partners, rivals, or both?

On Wednesday, North Korea said it would "hit the US first" with a nuclear weapon should there be any signs of USA strikes . The group is expected to take up to nine days to arrive, US officials have said. A ...More..

Coptic priest recalls blast that killed his son
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Coptic priest recalls blast that killed his son

It was one of two bombings yesterday at Egyptian churches holding Palm Sunday services. The latest attack targeted the Mar Girgis church in Tanta in Lower Egypt , and the entrance of the St. In a separate st...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Russia: Talks with United States won't lead to immediate action

Following a meeting between USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday, Donald Trump warned relations were "at an all-time low". "We may be at an all-time low in ter...More..

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, Makes College Tuition Free For Residents
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, Makes College Tuition Free For Residents

A pedestrian walks past a City University of NY building in NY, U.S., April 11, 2017. Over the next year, the income cap will increase to $110,000 and will rise to $125,000 by 2019. President at Monroe Communit...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Trump barred from using his private helicopter

Although Trump is expected to temporarily halt his Mar-a-Lago visits with the onset of summer in May, it is likely that he will then switch to regularly visiting Trump Tower in New York City and the Trump Natio...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Ecuador chooses between leftist, ex-banker in tight presidential vote

The business groups also called for calm and to avoid "acts of violence in defense of democracy and respect for the popular sovereignty", despite siding with supporter of Lasso who have indirectly called for vi...More..

Donald Trump ordered Syria strikes while eating 'the most lovely cake'
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Donald Trump ordered Syria strikes while eating 'the most lovely cake'

And in his recounting, Trump seemed positively wowed by his ability to use military force over dessert - "the most attractive piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen". "No one can even come close to com...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Senior Trump Official: Reports of preemptive North Korea strike 'flat wrong'

North Korea is now preparing for its biggest national holiday. North Korea denounced the United States on Friday for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the Korean peninsula as a USA aircraft carrier ...More..

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Iran's Ahmadinejad defends decision to run

Last year, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned him that such a move was "not in his interest and that of the country". Ahmadinejad's registration for Iran presidential elections surprised political experts of t...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

USA 'ready to help bring' Syria conflict to end: Haley

The US blamed the Syrian government for launching the attack, but Russian Federation claimed that the victims were killed by toxic agents released from a rebel chemical arsenal hit by Syrian planes. Tillerson...More..

The FMs of Russia, Iran and Syria to meet in Moscow
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

The FMs of Russia, Iran and Syria to meet in Moscow

The last time the top diplomats sat down together was October 28, 2016. The military and political situation in Syria would be in focus of the talks, Zakharova said. Zarif's talks are likely to be centered ar...More..