Syria troops remove mines, bombs after Palmyra taken from IS

02 Apr, 2016

Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said it would take five years to fix the damage wreaked by the Isis philistines, but "we were expecting the worst", he said. However, Syria's antiquities chief said that there is still hope for the ancient city. While the retaking of Palmyra by the Syrian army is a major blow to the Islamic State (IS), the irony of this turnaround will not be lost on the global community.


Darul Uloom Deoband issues fatwa against chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'

02 Apr, 2016

The so-called "fatwa" reads: "Bharat Mata, according to some Hindu sects, is a goddess and they worship her. For Muslims, worshipping a goddess would be un-Islamic". To clear the air on the issue, the muftis (legal experts) sat together and studied the matter under the light of Hadees teachings and the holy Quran.


Cops investigating if shooting captured on victim's phone camera

02 Apr, 2016

A black man in Chicago was brutally gunned down while his cellphone recorded a video of the scene on Friday. Loud gunshots are then heard as the man drops his phone on the pavement after being struck by a flurry of bullets. He was one of 10 people shot in the city Thursday, of whom three were killed, reports the Chicago Tribune . The city, which has been plagued by gun violence , is on its way to having its deadliest start to a year in decades.


South African ruling party backs president despite scandal

02 Apr, 2016

South African president Jacob Zuma has denied acting dishonestly in a scandal over improper state spending at his private home, after a scathing court ruling prompted calls for him to resign. In a statement , Mr Chipenzi said the judgement has demonstrated the highest degree of the South African Judiciary's independence and autonomy from the executive in that country.


Russia to start clearing Palmyra of mines this week

02 Apr, 2016

The said vicinity has been under control of the Islamic extremist group since May, last year. Troops in Palmyra are now dismantling explosive booby traps planted by IS, the station reported . They seized a series of hilltops overlooking the town during the night and battled IS militants into the afternoon, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


Ireland recalls fateful Easter Rising against British rule

02 Apr, 2016

The 1916 Proclamation was then read out by an officer from the Irish defence forces, in a re-enactment of the declaration of independence the rebels made outside the GPO on 24 April 1916. "Informed by the manifest needs of our times, let us test again these ideals; let us retrieve the courage, the utopianism, of 1916 - and let us add to it, as we craft, together, a new and inspiring vision for the coming generations".


'American Idol' Reveals Top 3 Contestants To Vie For Final Title

02 Apr, 2016

Connick praised him for a "smart performance", explaining that Rapattoni thinks about every facet of the song. This is the holding spot to live blog where they will each sing three songs: their own pick dedicated to their hometown, Scott Borchetta's pick and a judge's pick.


Six people arrested in Brussels after attacks

02 Apr, 2016

French police arrested 34-year-old Reda Kriket near Paris on Thursday, saying he was in the advanced stages of planning an attack. Abdelsam is also linked to Najim Laacharoui, one of the two suicide bombers of Brussels airport , per reports .


Missing Frisco Mother Found Dead In McKinney; Children Alive

02 Apr, 2016

Earlier Thursday, Christine Woo's husband, Brandon Woo talked about his missing family . Woo's cause of death will be determined by the Collin County medical examiner. Since the mother and her children disappeared on Monday, investigators had been trying to track down where they may have gone. He waited until Tuesday to report them missing because he said he thought he had to wait 24 hours to file such a report.


North Korea Launches A Missile During US-South Korea Military Drills

01 Apr, 2016

In Tuesday's incident, the projectile was sacked from the coastal city of Wonsan and traveled more than 120 miles before hitting land, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launches came in the wake of ongoing annual South Korean-US military drills that it sees as an invasion rehearsal. Washington and Seoul say the drills are defensive in nature and that they have no plans to invade North Korea.


Governor signs abortion anesthesia bill

01 Apr, 2016

Wade , I would be a proud sponsor of that bill", state Senator Curt Bramble, the sponsor of the anesthesia legislation, told the Tribune earlier in March. What does it mean that a woman must receive anesthesia or analgesia? David Turok of the University of Utah's obstetrics and gynecology department said that could apply to instances in which a woman is past her due date so the doctor induces labor or there's a problem with the pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, so it's safer to deliver ...


Trump Backtracks On Comments About Abortion And 'Punishment' For Women

01 Apr, 2016

Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973. Ken Blackwell, senior fellow at the Family Research Council, said Trump's comments underscored the candidate's "lack of any in-depth of involvement with the pro-life movement". Mr. Trump has won support from Republican voters for selling himself as a Washington outsider. U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire's top elected Republican, says women should not be punished for seeking out an abortion if it were banned.


Judge to consider fate of Dickinson lawsuit against Cosby

01 Apr, 2016

Cancer runs in her family - Dickinson's mother had cancer - but the sixty-one-year-old spoke of the shock she felt when she was told of her diagnosis, adding that she wanted to be as strong as possible for her family and for all women who have had to endure a similar battle.


Ex-Storm star Jackson announces retirement

01 Apr, 2016

Even walking, sitting, standing up is painful for Jackson . It's the sort of declaration that is not remotely surprising given the passion, spirit and determination that Jackson played with. "Then you couldn't help but notice this fierce determination and competitiveness she had". "I can't think of anything that would ever top this...This moment makes me feel like nothing's impossible".


Everton's Romelu Lukaku wants club link-up with brother Jordan

01 Apr, 2016

Mino Raiola, who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli, claimed that the Belgium worldwide could move to one of either Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid. Lukaku has enhanced his reputation by maintaining his fine goalscoring form with 25 goals to date in what has been a season of under par performances from his current club side.


Decision on charges in Minneapolis police shooting Wednesday

01 Apr, 2016

Clark's death led to widespread protests. Protestors march during a rally after prosecutors announced that two police officers involved in the ... Freeman says physical exams found no evidence of bruising on Clark's wrists consistent with being handcuffed. Unfortunately, there are far too many examples that one can look to that demonstrate instances where police officers should have been charged , Eric Garner and Tamir Rice to name a couple.


Cops find man accused of pepper spraying girl at Trump rally

01 Apr, 2016

A Secret Service agent body slamming a photographer ... The protester , a 15-year-old- girl, swung at the Trump supporter in an attempted punch, but was met with pepper spray to the face. A Janesville police detective initially told 27 News Wednesday night the man, seen in photos released by police, had been identified, and police were planning to meet with the man and his attorney Thursday.


Croatia bars Serbia's Seselj after UN war crimes acquittal

01 Apr, 2016

According to him, Seselj's acquittal on all the charges should not be regarded as an attempt to observe a kind of political, ethnic and national balance and show that not all Serbs are punished and that there are exceptions. "Following this verdict, Vojislav Seselj is now a free man", judge Jean-Claude Antonetti said at the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands , on Thursday.


Family in South African scandal says it is a scapegoat

01 Apr, 2016

The episode, in which three men occupied one of the most important government portfolios in five days, helped to send the South African currency down almost 10 percent in December. On charges that the Guptas had colonised the country, they said: "This is a ridiculous suggestion", noting that they had created more than 4 500 jobs for South Africans and contributed R276 million in corporate taxes past year.


Bangladesh confirms first case of Zika virus

31 Mar, 2016

In Brazil, clusters of babies were born with microcephaly after their mothers were infected with Zika virus in the first trimester. Cases of sexual transmission from travellers to their sexual partners have been confirmed. CDC has additional information online on how travelers can protect themselves and their family members from mosquito bites: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html .


Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar's president

31 Mar, 2016

Suu Kyi has made numerous foreign trips since 2010, which have taken her to Germany, Britain and China and the US. After the NLD won more than 80 percent of the vote in the election, Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to rule Myanmar through a hand-picked proxy.


'Series of Government Failures' Blamed for Flint Water Crisis

31 Mar, 2016

Flint's drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014, when the city, while under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, switched its drinking water source from Lake Huron water treated by the Detroit water system to Flint River water treated at the Flint water treatment plant.


South African president rejects allegations of corruption

31 Mar, 2016

The Guptas, who are close to Zuma, denied making job offers to anyone in government. Mentor said she took a flight to Johannesburg from Cape Town while on crutches, and believed she was meeting Zuma. "I thought its an isolated incident they are trying their luck", she said. At 0657 GMT the rand had slipped 0.64 percent to 15.7400 per dollar, reversing gains triggered by the United States central bank's decision to keep its lending rates unchanged.


Brazilian government loses support of largest coalition partner

31 Mar, 2016

The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, (PMDB), of which Temer is the leader, said on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, that its members are leaving Rousseff's governing coalition. The endgame in this shifting of alliances is the impeachment battle, where opponents must reach two-thirds of the lower house vote - 342 deputies - to open a full trial in the Senate.


EgyptAir stewardess too took 'selfie' with hijacker!

31 Mar, 2016

Mustafa's ex-wife came to the airport, but police prevented her from entering the plane. "If only that was the case". "I can assure you, he never cared about me or his children, both when he was in Cyprus and after he left". Mustafa, who admitted his crime , was wearing a belt of what looked like explosives. The jet eventually landed in Larnaca after the pilots warned of low fuel.


With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team

31 Mar, 2016

His presence in Havana was the culmination of a diplomatic opening that he and Mr Castro announced in December 2014, ending decades of estrangement between Washington and Havana . Though Raul Castro seemed unsettled at times by the free-wheeling exchange, White House aides said it was a powerful reminder that open discourse and strong leadership are not mutually exclusive.


Greek lawmakers get ready to OK refugee deportations

31 Mar, 2016

Greek authorities on Thursday began bussing hundreds of migrants and refugees to accommodation in other parts of Greece from a port near Athens, where they spent weeks sleeping in the open and tensions flared over phone chargers and food.


Pakistan, Iran vow to boost economic ties

31 Mar, 2016

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Saturday asked President Hassan Rouhani not to allow India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to use Iranian soil to create unrest in Pakistan . The ties between Riyadh and Islamabad deteriorated previous year after Saudi authorities asked Islamabad to officially join an alliance of the Arab states against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.


Utah governor signs bill requiring abortion anesthesia

31 Mar, 2016

The Utah bill further asserts that requiring women to have an anesthetic or an analgesic will help prevent fetuses from feeling pain. Whether or not science actually supports the belief that 20-week-old fetuses can feel pain during an abortion, several states - largely conservative ones - have used this belief to attempt to pass restrictive abortion laws, beginning with Nebraska in 2010.


3 killed, many trapped in overpass collapse in eastern India

31 Mar, 2016

Harrowing images and video show desperate residents and rescue crews sifting through the rubble with their bare hands in bid to help those trapped. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed "shock" over the tragedy. The state government has opened an Emergency Operations Centre, which is functioning at the state secretariat. The flyover collapsed on to the traffic moving along the street, police said.



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