Saturday, November 18, 2017

Trump declares emergency for Louisiana

US President Donald Trump Monday declared an emergency in Louisiana as part of the southern state was being pelted with rain from tropical storm Harvey. The declaration allows the federal government, specifically the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate relief efforts. It also provides federal...

4 children killed, more than 10 injured in random shelling in Yemen

Four Yemeni children were killed and more than ten others injured on Friday as houses of civilians in the southwestern province of Taiz shelled by Houthi rebels, a medical official said. Tanks and armored vehicles belonging to the Houthis bombed houses of civilians in Taiz province, causing...

Merkel on track for fourth term after German election — exit poll

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives secured a fourth consecutive term in office on Sunday in an election that brought a far-right party into the German parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls indicated.

Fighting against Terror

Fighting against Terror
Al-Nusra Front terrorists have suffered heavy losses in their latest clashes with the Syrian army near the border with Lebanon. At least 23 terrorists are said to have been killed on the third day of the fighting in western Qalamoun. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/888867948412231682 Earlier, the Syrian army said they...

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army to enter in Syria’s Idlib in the next hours

The Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) is bracing to enter Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in the next hours, activists said Saturday. https://twitter.com/FSAPlatform/status/916785415193026561 Ibrahim Idlilbi, the media advisor of the FSA, said it will enter Idlib in the next few hours, adding that the Turkish forces...

Using mobile phone late night makes teenagers depressed — study

Funded by the Australian Research Council, the world's first long-term assessment of adolescent mental health regarding late night mobile phone usage examined student's quality of sleep, along with mood, aggression, coping skills, self esteem and whether they were experiencing any symptoms of depression. The process...

Police confirm a “number of fatalities” following explosion at Manchester Arena

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Police confirm a "number of fatalities" following reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena concert. Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bang" following an Ariana Grande gig at Manchester Arena. https://twitter.com/joshdcaplan/status/866790655288373248 Network Rail said train lines out of Manchester Victoria station, which is close to the concert venue,...

US imposes new sanctions on Venezuela

The US Treasury announced Thursday that it had sanctioned 10 Venezuelans, including a number of government officials, in the latest step by the Trump administration to pressure Caracas over what it calls an erosion of democracy in the oil-rich country. The move comes amid recent...

Explore Your 5 Universal Emotions With the Dalai Lama

The new Atlas of Emotions is an engaging online resource. Emotions: we all got ‘em, but some of us choose to pay them more attention than others. Emotions are complex and capricious, which can make them difficult to understand, but there are universal truths about...

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Afghanistan, suicide attack hits Kabul — Several people dead

Suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall, reports AFP news agency. Massive blast rocks Police District 4 area of Lab-I-Jar, Khair Khaana in Kabul. Suicide blast reportedly outside a wedding hall on the main road. Many casualties likely. Five policemen died as a result...

ALCOHOL ABUSE – Alkohol linked with high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity

Alcohol abuse - considered to be the habitual excessive consumption of alcohol - has previously been linked to an increased risk of a number of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity. ______ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, United States - However a...

Spanish court orders release on bail for Catalan parliament speaker

A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday ordered the Catalan parliament speaker be released on bail of 150,000 euros ($174,615) pending an investigation into her role in Catalonia's banned push for independence, a court source said, Reuters reports.

Flooding kills 18 people in southern Yemen, officials

At least 18 people have been killed in southern Yemen in flooding caused by heavy rains, the government-run news agency Saba reported on Wednesday. Monsoon rains on Tuesday night flooded the al-Maqatra Wadi in Lahij province, south-west of the city of Taiz, sweeping away dozens...

Iraq forces take 2 Tal Afar districts from ISIS, military

Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition announced Tuesday they have retaken two districts of Tal Afar from Islamic State, the extremists’ last bastion in the country’s north. Army, police and units of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary coalition were now in “full control” of Al-Kifah...

Telegram messenger CEO Pavel Durov faces criminal charges in Iran — prosecutor

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov is facing criminal charges in Iran due to the encrypted messaging application’s popularity with terrorists, child pornographers and other criminal elements, Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi has said, as cited by RT news agency. Telegram is “providing services to terrorist groups...

WikiLeaks accusing CIA of disguising its viruses for Kaspersky Lab products

WikiLeaks organization on Thursday published a report according to which the CIA masqueraded its malicious programs in such a way that their sources appeared to other, really existing organizations, in particular, Kaspersky Lab. According to WikiLeaks, US intelligence uses a tool called Hive to implement...

Health benefits of black seed oil

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Black cumin is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae. Its Latin name is Nigella Sativa and is mostly known by the black seed fruit. Be careful as this plant is not Cumunum cyminum which can be found in every store. Black cumin is also...

U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor

The U.S. Navy said on Thursday remains found by the Malaysian navy were not those of a sailor from the damaged warship USS John S. McCain. The conclusion was made following medical examinations of the remains, which will be returned to Malaysian authorities, the U.S....

ICRC calls on West to end Saudi war on Yemen

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called on Western and regional countries to use their influence towards ending the Saudi war on Yemen. "Definitely we would hope that Western countries understand the deep crisis, the risk of this enormous crisis for international...

Total of 49 people rescued on South China Sea island

 A total of 49 tourists who had been stranded on Nanpeng Island in the South China Sea were picked up and moved to safety on Sunday morning, authorities said. The tourists belonged to four camping groups visiting the uninhabited Nanpeng Island, some 35 km east...

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