Civilians flee Mosul on muddy roads as battle rages on

Mosul's main museum, which was damaged and looted by the militants, was also taken, Lieutenant Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammadawi, a spokesman for the elite interior ministry Rapid Response units told Reuters. The Iraqi forces have also retaken a num... More..

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Avalanche hits French ski slope, many skiers trapped
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Avalanche hits French ski slope, many skiers trapped

French media reported several skiers were caught up when the avalanche hit. "According to witnesses, there are many people under the avalanche", a regional spokesman of the gendarmerie told Le Dauphiné . "We...More..

Oppo Mobiles Is The New Team India Sponsor
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Oppo Mobiles Is The New Team India Sponsor

Oppo , the electronics product manufacturing company, has been named sponsor of the India cricket team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday (March 7). Star India took over as t...More..

Iraqi Troops Seize Government Buildings in Western Mosul
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Iraqi Troops Seize Government Buildings in Western Mosul

Brig. Gen. Wathaq al-Hamdani, Nineveh province's police chief, said IS targeted the Al Jazair District in western Mosul with "Katyusha launchers with missiles carrying chlorine gas" in at least two separate i...More..

Knesset Bars Entry of Pro-BDS Visitors
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Knesset Bars Entry of Pro-BDS Visitors

It is important to note that the law bans entry not only from those boycotting Israel but also from those boycotting settlement products. It describes boycott efforts as a "new front of war against Israel". S...More..

As Mosul Fight Continues, US Trains Iraqis Forces How to Build Bridges
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

As Mosul Fight Continues, US Trains Iraqis Forces How to Build Bridges

Saleh said he expected his forces would raise the Iraqi flag over the governorate building in a matter of hours. "They killed tens from Daesh", he said, referring to the Islamic State group by its Arabic acro...More..

Cumbrian zoo denied new licence over animal deaths
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Cumbrian zoo denied new licence over animal deaths

It was the subject of controversy in 2013 when a member of staff, Sarah McClay, was mauled to death by a tiger. Yesterday the founder, David Gill, was refused a licence to continue running it after inspec...More..

6 injured in explosion on passenger train in central India
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

6 injured in explosion on passenger train in central India

An explosion on-board the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on Monday injured at least six people, reports said. A relief train has been rushed to the mishap site and a probe has been ordered to ascertain the cau...More..

Kerala: Seven minor girls allegedly sexually assaulted at orphanage in Wayanad
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Kerala: Seven minor girls allegedly sexually assaulted at orphanage in Wayanad

The police have arrested three persons in this connection. The culprits used to lure the children to a shop by offering them candies and sexually assaulted them there since January this year, the report said....More..

Iraqi Special Forces Capture Central Bank, Justice Court In Mosul
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Iraqi Special Forces Capture Central Bank, Justice Court In Mosul

Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured government offices in Mosul city from the Islamic State (IS) terror group. Men in the besieged city had been ordered to pull down their pants in the middle of the road by ...More..

Iraqi forces capture key bridge in Mosul
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Iraqi forces capture key bridge in Mosul

Although Iraqi forces have effectively isolated Mosul by cutting the city off from the rest of its self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria , Isler said the militants were still able to travel to the town of Tel A...More..

Medanta Air Ambulance crashes near Bangkok, Sushma Swaraj assures help
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Medanta Air Ambulance crashes near Bangkok, Sushma Swaraj assures help

An air ambulance of the Gugaon-based Medanta Hospital has crash landed near Bangkok , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. Two of the four other members on board sustained serious injuries. It stop...More..

US Airstrikes Continue in Yemen, Killing Former Gitmo Detainee
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

US Airstrikes Continue in Yemen, Killing Former Gitmo Detainee

A US air strike killed a former Guantanamo Bay detainee as part of the Trump administration's expanding counterterrorism campaign in Yemen, the Pentagon said on Monday. Officials said Silmi had been known to th...More..

Aussie dies at Mt Everest base camp
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Aussie dies at Mt Everest base camp

Police official Khil Raj Bhattarai said the 49-year-old man, named as Jones Matthew Oldisworth, died on Friday at Lobuche village, just below base camp, at 16,200ft. The father of two had not attempted to reach...More..

US Secretary of State says travel ban vital for national security
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

US Secretary of State says travel ban vital for national security

Kelly said such a move would be part of a broader effort to discourage families from making the risky trek across Mexico to the US border. This plan from the DHS which was previously reported by Reuters o...More..

Woman Dead, Children Injured After Horrific Collision On Hume Highway
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Woman Dead, Children Injured After Horrific Collision On Hume Highway

Julie Bullock, 49, and her son Hudson died at the scene, and twin sister Sienna was fighting for life in hospital after their auto was hit on the way to school. He said the mother crawled out of her auto after ...More..

Republicans to Introduce Health Care Replacement Bill This Week
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Republicans to Introduce Health Care Replacement Bill This Week

Republicans released new legislation Monday evening that effectively repeals Obamacare and introduces a health care payment system based on monthly tax credits . Because Medicaid is a program for low-inc...More..

John Oliver Blasts President Trump's Wire Tap Allegations
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

John Oliver Blasts President Trump's Wire Tap Allegations

Oliver took issue with Sessions seemingly bringing up his non-involvement with Russian Federation unasked. Oliver took relish in pointing out that every step of the Russian Federation scandal has been brought...More..

United Kingdom backpacker 'raped repeatedly' over two months in Australia
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

United Kingdom backpacker 'raped repeatedly' over two months in Australia

She appeared distressed when the vehicle was pulled over on the Warrego Highway at Mitchell , 560km (350 miles) north-west of Brisbane, police said. A spokesperson for the British High Commission said: "We...More..

Putin to have meeting with Netanyahu in Moscow March 9
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Putin to have meeting with Netanyahu in Moscow March 9

Netanyahu visited Moscow in June 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries. Iran, which is Israel's arch-enemy and Syria's ally, has always helped Syrian President Basha...More..

by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Sessions Clarifies Russia Testimony to Senate Committee

Focus has turned to Rosenstein's nomination because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has said he will recuse himself from any investigation involving Russia after failing to disclose conversations he h...More..

Protesters disrupt Osinbajo's meeting with oil communities in Edo
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Protesters disrupt Osinbajo's meeting with oil communities in Edo

Speaking on other issues, the acting President narrated that "In November 2016, the PANDEF visited President Buhari and submitted a 16 point road map for the development of oil producing communities in Nigeria"...More..

Andrew Bogut fractures left tibia a minute into Cavaliers debut
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Andrew Bogut fractures left tibia a minute into Cavaliers debut

He was helped off by trainers and did not return. The Cavs said initial X-rays revealed a fractured tibia and Bogut was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for further tests. Cavaliers: Begin three-game trip at De...More..

Self-proclaimed death squad chief: I killed nearly 200 for Duterte
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Self-proclaimed death squad chief: I killed nearly 200 for Duterte

He said the rest of his team was with him during the October 2016 hearing and he was specifically ordered by SPO4 Sonny Buenaventura to "deny everything" that Matobato had said about the killings in Davao and t...More..

by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Reserve Bank of Australia keeps interest rates unchanged at 1.50%

Australia's central bank left interest rates at a record low of 1.50 percent Tuesday while striking an upbeat tone on the economy following a rebound in growth at the end of previous year. Financial markets hav...More..

Iraq forces attack four jihadist-held areas in west Mosul
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Iraq forces attack four jihadist-held areas in west Mosul

Despite such progress, ground commanders still are confronting stiff resistance by Islamic State cells dug into western Mosul's bombed-out neighborhoods. Many civilians were able to use the cover of battle to...More..

'Muslim Ban 2.0', critics cry as Donald Trump signs new travel ban
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

'Muslim Ban 2.0', critics cry as Donald Trump signs new travel ban

The key difference in the Trump administration's new travel ban is that Iraq is no longer on the list. Any individual who had a valid visa either on 27 January, 2017 (prior to 5:00 pm) or holds a valid ...More..

British EU migration rules could impact Brexit trade deal with Brussels
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

British EU migration rules could impact Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Ministers have made clear they intend to overturn the House of Lords vote when the legislation - which authorises the start of the formal Article 50 withdrawal process - returns to the Commons later this month,...More..

PA senators weigh in on revised travel ban
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

PA senators weigh in on revised travel ban

For starters, Syrian refugees are no longer singled out with an indefinite ban. The order also excludes green card holders but still impacts travelers from six nations-Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and...More..

Sinn Fein party makes gains on Democrats in Ireland election
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Sinn Fein party makes gains on Democrats in Ireland election

Sinn Fein has lobbied against the DUP on such causes, and the new makeup of the chamber is expected to favour their cause, especially now a reduced DUP have lost their exclusive right to veto. Sinn Fein brought...More..

by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Trump signs order introducing revised travel ban

Iraq's removal from the list of countries the travel ban will target reduces the number of people potentially affected by it. The new order halts all refugee admissions for 120 days. The order takes effec...More..

Barack Obama launched cyberwar to sabotage North Korea missile programme
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Barack Obama launched cyberwar to sabotage North Korea missile programme

North Korea's state-controlled Korean Central News Agency said the launches, overseen by Kim, involved artillery units tasked with striking USA bases in Japan. However, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davi...More..

by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

GM sells its European Opel division to French automaker PSA

The move will make PSA the second largest European automaker after Volkswagen, news that could surprise some Americans given the firm doesn't sell any cars in the USA or Canada. The US firm also revealed that...More..

West Ham United v Chelsea preview
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

West Ham United v Chelsea preview

Collectively, they certainly know how to win football matches. They absorbed early pressure without coughing up chances and Eden Hazard displayed the devastating, clinical edge West Ham lacked as he scythed t...More..

Germany says European Union must check if Turkey funds achieving intended aims
by | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Germany says European Union must check if Turkey funds achieving intended aims

Germany rejected as "absurd" Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's comparison of its ban on several rallies to the Nazi era, but it also stressed the importance of ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organi...More..