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Afghan President Offers Taliban Conditional Three-Month Cease-Fire

Afghan President Offers Taliban Conditional Three-Month Cease-Fire It came within hours of a proposed ceasefire starting, which was announced by President Ghani during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence. According to the source the security force members might have surrendered to the Taliban. Some analysts said it might be perceived as an act of desperation by the government following mounting battlefield pressure from insurgents... [Full Article...]

British woman saved 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

British woman saved 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia She added: "I am very lucky to be alive". The cruise line's website says the Norwegian Star was "recently refurbished" and features "15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa" and an "always exciting casino". The 46-year-old British passenger fell off the back of the Norwegian Star ship about 60 miles off the coast of Croatia around midnight Saturday, reports the Guardia... [Full Article...]

New Zealand minister rides bike to hospital to give birth

New Zealand minister rides bike to hospital to give birth Genter added that she and her partner rode their bikes to the hospital "because there wasn't enough room in the auto for the support crew". She posted pictures of her and her partner enjoying the "beautiful Sunday morning" ride to the hospital to have her labor induced. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia says it contributes $100M for northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia says it contributes $100M for northeast Syria Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary David Satterfield said the United States and other countries would not contribute to Syria's full reconstruction until there was a "credible and irreversible" political process underway to end the conflict. In October, the Saudi Gulf Affairs Minister, Thamer al-Sabhan, visited northern Syria with Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against the Isla... [Full Article...]

Trump blames DC as military parade plans unravel over costs

Trump blames DC as military parade plans unravel over costs Maybe we will do something next year in D.C. when the cost comes WAY DOWN. Trump had said back in February that a military parade in Washington would be "great for the spirit of the country", but would need to come at a "reasonable cost". [Full Article...]

Manitoba affected by BC wildfire smoke, special air quality alert in effect

Air quality could remain in the at least the "unhealthy" range or worse until at least Tuesday evening, according to the Benton Clean Air Agency. The alert is the result of smoke from Canadian wildfires drifting across the region. Thick smoke from wildfires raging in British Columbia, Canada, and in the eastern portion of the state is expected to spread into western Washington starting Sunday. [Full Article...]

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last October to one count of making false statements , admitting in court papers that he lied about the nature of his interactions with "foreign nationals" he thought had close connections to senior Russian government officials. [Full Article...]

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital To Deliver Baby

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital To Deliver Baby Activists were infuriated by the arrest of Arrona-Lara, especially in light of the fact that Venegas had to drive herself to the hospital. ICE agents tapped on the window of the couple's vehicle and told Arrona-Lara to get out. They do not have legal authorization to live in the USA but all five of their children are United States citizens, she said. Though the Ice Fugitive Operations Te... [Full Article...]

People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324 Many buildings have developed cracks and pillars were seen perched precariously after water receded in some places. The Punjab government and the JDS-Congress Karnataka government have sent Rs 10 crore each, while the Puducherry government has contributed Rs one crore, he said. [Full Article...]

Judge In Manafort Trial Receives Threats; Media Tries To Reveal Juror's Identities

Judge In Manafort Trial Receives Threats; Media Tries To Reveal Juror's Identities The judge's revelations came as Mr Trump called Mr Manafort a "very good person". U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he doesn't intend to make jurors' names public at the end of the trial. [Full Article...]

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage They will circle Islam's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca , and take part in a series of rituals meant to bring about greater humility and unity among Muslims. The climax of the Hajj includes the Eid al-Adha festival, which is one of Islam's two major festivals and involves the sacrifice of an animal, usually a sheep, goat, or cow. [Full Article...]

Trump Lashes Out at Russia Probe as 'McCarthyism'

Trump Lashes Out at Russia Probe as 'McCarthyism' People close to McGahn told the Times that he made a decision to fully cooperate with Mueller because he feared Trump was setting him up to take the fall for any potential illegal activity, including obstruction of justice. Russian Federation also denies claims it interfered in the polls two years ago, which saw Donald Trump defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. "So bad for America!" Bu... [Full Article...]

Giuliani on dangers of Trump-Mueller interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

Giuliani on dangers of Trump-Mueller interview: 'Truth isn't truth' Giuliani told NBC's Meet the Press that he was not going to let Trump be rushed into giving evidence before the inquiry because he might be "trapped into perjury". "Trump says I didn't tell them, and the other guy says that he did say it". Mr McGahn's attorney William Burck added in a statement: "President Trump, through counsel, declined to assert any privilege over Mr McGahn's testimony, s... [Full Article...]

China 'likely training for US targets'

China 'likely training for US targets' The report said that over the last three years, China's People's Liberation Army ( PLA ) has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas. On the military front, 's attempted expansion into the South China Sea and elsewhere in the Pacific has kept USA officials on edge, and led to a degradation of the bilateral relationship. [Full Article...]

Thousands stranded after Kerala floods kill 324

Thousands stranded after Kerala floods kill 324 Officials say thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged. Hundreds of thousands have been shifted to relief camps as almost 100 dams, reservoirs and rivers have overflowed. The Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard are also deployed for assisting the State in search & rescue operations. We believe we must do everything in our power to help. [Full Article...]

8.2 natural disaster strikes off the coast of Fiji, small tsunami waves observed

8.2 natural disaster strikes off the coast of Fiji, small tsunami waves observed There are reports a massive quake of magnitude eight has struck in the Pacific islands near Tonga. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and numerous world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. [Full Article...]

Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings Omarosa Manigault Newman , a former White House staffer, may have as many as 200 secret recordings of her time with the Trump administration, according to the New York Times . And Lara Trump continues, "Everything, positive, right?" In one from August a year ago, she makes mention of "fake news", but then proceeds to catalogue a series of achievements by the president in a manner more enthu... [Full Article...]

Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria The United States and some European countries have criticized the pipeline, saying it could increase Europe's energy dependence on Russian Federation, harm Ukraine - now a major gas transit country - and pose an environmental risk. " Russia has huge influence on all these issues, and if we want peaceful solutions, we have to try to achieve them through discussions over and over again", she ... [Full Article...]

Confusion, disbelief remain over man who allegedly killed family in Colorado

Confusion, disbelief remain over man who allegedly killed family in Colorado Shanann , who was 15 weeks pregnant with her third child, and the two girls were declared "endangered and missing " on Tuesday and the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation had been searching for them. "I call it a highway to heaven", said neighbour Mary Ann Bogner, 64, fighting back tears as she arranged candles in the form of a cross. He joined the company in 2005. [Full Article...]

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies aged 80 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed his grief over the passing of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan , describing him as an unwavering champion of peace and justice. Annan is survived by wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nine who were all by his side during his final days. Ex-US President Barack Obama said Annan... [Full Article...]


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