Thursday, October 19, 2017

US court rejects immediate overturn of halt of Trump travel ban

The US Appeals Court denied the Justice Department's request to restore entry suspension order, Reuters reported on Sunday. The Court also said in a statement that it gives the Justice Department a deadline of Monday to file its reply brief. ______ On Friday night, US District...

Over 420,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar

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Over 420,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar.

GEORGE MICHAEL KILLED HIMSELF – The only thing George wanted is to die: said Fadi

The Wham singer was found dead on Christmas Day by Fadi, but the tweets from his account claim "the only thing George wanted is to die". ______ It is not known whether Fadi's Twitter account was hacked, but the posts and account have since been deleted. The...

Iran sends 200 tons of aid to Eastern Aleppo, Syria

A convoy of aid sent from Iran to the people of the eastern countryside of Aleppo province arrived on Tuesday as said the Syrian Arab News Agency. The convoy consists of 10 trucks, said Member of the Executive Office of the Aleppo Governorate’s Council Dr....

Human Rights Watch accusing Saudi-led of committing war crimes in Yemen

Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months. The rights group said five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store was...

Canada will welcome you: Canadian PM message for refugees ban by Donald Trump

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you. He says he also intends to talk to Trump about the success of Canada's refugee policy. ______ Trudeau reacted to Trump's visa ban for people from certain...

Abuses appear “normal and allowed” in Myanmar: US official said

Abuses appear "normal and allowed" in Myanmar's response to an armed uprising by Rohingya Muslims, a senior U.S. official said in an interview, casting a pall over one of President Barack Obama's legacy foreign policy achievements. ______ Obama and his advisers have long held up the...

8 people discovered dead in ‘human trafficking crime’

Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas early Sunday. Thirty more injured people were found in the truck, according to Fire Department spokesman Joe Arrington, as cited by CNN. The vehicle did not have an air-conditioning system, and...

With a blast of nearly 44 tonnes of TNT, Russian FOAB ‘father of all bombs’ is four times bigger then MOAB

The United States just dropped a 10,000 kg conventional bomb in Afghanistan. The bomb, the Massive Ordinance Air Blast, nicknamed the “mother of all bombs” because of its acronym, is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal. But Russia has an even bigger one. The so-called...

Civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan risen more than 50% since last year — UN

Civilian casualties from Afghan and American airstrikes have risen more than 50 percent since last year, the United Nations said on Thursday. Troops have increased attacks on militants under a new strategy announced by US President Donald Trump in August. As of the end of September,...

Local authorities approved the largest offshore wind farm in the United States

Local authorities approved the largest offshore wind farm in the United States on Wednesday, to be located near Long Island and capable of powering some 50,000 households. ______ Construction on the site, which could begin by 2019, is set to install an initial 15 turbines with...

Over 150 killed and more than 300 wounded on last week’s Afghanistan bomb

The death toll from a devastating truck bomb in Kabul's diplomatic quarter last week has jumped to more than 150, President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday. AFP news agency reported on Tuesday, Kabul has been on edge since...

590,000 Jewish living across the occupied Palestinian territories

There are now 590,000 Jewish settlers living in official settlements across the occupied West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, Haaretz reported on Friday. The newspaper pointed out that 380,000 settlers live in the West Bank, while the number in occupied Jerusalem now stands at 210,000. Almost half of...

67,778 Somali refugees repatriated from Kenya since 2014 — UN

UN refugee agency said it has repatriated some 67,778 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December 2014. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-weekly Update released in Nairobi that some 66, 238 refugees were supported to...

North Korea’s ‘gift to Americans’

The North Korean leader says his country’s weapons program is non-negotiable. Kim Jong-un made the comment a day after Pyongyang successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. Kim Jong-un said the long showdown with the US has reached its final phase and it is time...

US to investigate airstrike in Syria school after activists said killed dozens of civilians

The U.S. military said Wednesday that it was investigating claims that it had bombed a school in northern Syria where activists said dozens of civilians had been killed. ______ The strike, which hit a building in the rural north of Raqqa province, marked the second time in...

Daesh claimed responsibility for Egypt attack killed at least 28 Christians

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the shooting in Egypt which killed at least 28 Coptic Christians.  At least 28 Coptic Christians have been killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in Egypt’s Minya...

ONLY THE BEGINNING — Egypt’s PM says on Egyptian airstrikes in Libya

Egypt's Prime Minister says airstrikes in Libya are 'only the beginning', on Friday.  Egypt carries out six air strikes in Libya after attack on Christians, reported Al Jazeera. On Friday evening, the Egyptian Air Force conducted six sorties in eastern Libya, targeting a desert area where...

Syria: 740 civilian — 265 children and women — killed in June 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 2282 persons during the month of June  2017, they were distributed as following below. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights full report: Civilian casualties: 692 including 134 children under the age of eighteen, and 83 citizen...

Aliens – would they be friendly or destroyers of worlds – and why some scientists fear contact with them

The more we learn about the cosmos, the more it seems possible that we are not alone. The entire galaxy is teeming with worlds, and we're getting better at listening — so the question, "Is there anybody out there?" is one we may be able...

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