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SA Hostage in Mali Released


He is undergoing medical checks but has "no major injuries", she told a news conference. "It is with sadness though, that his dear mother, Beverly passed on in May 2017 without seeing her son again". McGowan was one of Al-Qaeda's longest held hostages, according to New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi. "Until when do you think this will come to an end? We knew that message meant McGowan has been released". Read More »

Tillerson says United States is willing to talk to North Korea

The Trump administration announced that ban last month over concerns about detention of Americans who travel to the North. "The Administration is considering invoking a little-used provision of United States trade law to investigate whether China's intellectual-property policies constitute unfair trade practices", The Wall Street Journal said. Read More »

Fire mishap at Pal Heights hotel owner's house claims five lives


Going into details, the fire broke out at around 3.30 am on the second floor of the three-storey building belonging to renowned hotelier Satpal Singh when everyone was asleep. However, five of them were declared brought dead. His condition is stated to be stable. All the rooms were airconditioned and probably died in their sleep soon after the fire started. Read More »

Are Worsening US-Russian Relations a Victim of American Politics?


Congress approved sanctions against Russia . We should be on the lookout for further Russian signals as we consider potential retaliatory steps in the cyber arena and in Ukraine. Petersburg, Vladivostok and Yekaterinburg. Only 455 will be allowed to stay in USA diplomatic offices in Moscow , St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, and Yekaterinburg. Read More »

IT searches Karnataka minister's houses, resort where Congress MLAs holed up

As the Congress members charged the government with using investigating agencies like CBI , ED and IT to target their party and leaders, Jaitley said , "whether it is a use or abuse, it depends on recovery (from the raids)". The I-T raids on the premises of Energy minister D K Shivakumar has caused ripples within the state Congress with apprehensions of I-T sleuths soon knocking on the doors of a few more prominent ministers in the Siddaramaiah cabinet. Read More »

Palestinians Claim Israel Pressuring Them to Renew Security Ties


The newspaper reported that the office is new and has just 30 people, some of whom were in plain clothes. Ramallah was also surprised to discover that Israel had shut down the Beit El checkpoint, known as the DCO and which serves as the main crossing used by Palestinian officials to enter Ramallah. Read More »

Iran supreme leader confirms Rowhani as president

Despite enemy attempts to isolate Iran, the nation is not isolated and continues to cooperate with the world, while confronting the hegemonic powers as well, Ayatollah Khamenei said on Thursday during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's endorsement ceremony. Read More »

Conor McGregor's 2nd sparring session had 'lots of violence'


I didn't like the fact I had to fly across the country on Monday, and they have me scheduled for 12 [rounds] on Tuesday. I was starting to get in a groove in the middle rounds, starting to land some good shots. I thought it was a little bit of a setup. Duffy beat McGregor back in 2010 when the two fought in Cage Warriors where Duffy was able to submit "The Notorious" in just 38 seconds by arm triangle choke. Read More »

IT raids on Karnataka minister continue for second day

Watch this video on Asianet Newsable to know what Congress Leader, Dinesh Gundu Rao had to say about this. Attacking the BJP, another leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Conduct raids on residences of those people from your party (BJP) who are offering Rs 15 crore". Read More »

116 terrorists killed in Kashmir this year


His local associate, Arif Nabi Dar, alias Rehan alias Lelhari, a resident of Kakapora, was also killed along with him. When told that he is being used by Pakistani agencies as a pawn, Dujana , who sounded calm and unperturbed of the situation, said " I had left home for martyrdom. Read More »

United States diplomats evacuate confiscated summerhouse in Moscow


Washington is reviewing its options after the Kremlin ordered it to shrink its diplomatic mission in Russian Federation, and President Donald Trump still intends to sign new sanctions into law. embassy and consulates, and that "755 people must stop their activities in Russia". In a statement, the State Department said: "This is a regrettable and uncalled for act". Read More »

Officers involved in Houston County shooting identified


The incident began around 1:15 the La Crescent Kwik Trip, 319 Third St., where La Crescent police encountered two men - later identified as Helfrich and Wallraff - "behaving suspiciously", according to a news release from the BCA. When the two suspects left the gas station, the officers "observed the vehicle speeding" and pulled the vehicle over near Hwys. During the chase, Helfrich, driving, would slow down to lure the squad vehicle closer, so Wallfraff could shoot at the officers. Read More »

Battle lines in tax reform fight: Democrats lay out demands


Richard Burr that the financial and human costs of an ACA repeal without replacement would be devastating for the citizens of our state and country. "What this represents is the first bipartisan commitment on a concrete plan to fix a component of the Affordable Care Act ". Read More »

Trump's trying to impress General Kelly by 'rattling off stats' in meetings


One of the final establishment Republicans in the White House, he was a frequent target of barbs from Trump over not being an early backer of the celebrity businessman's candidacy. "And anybody who thinks they're going to change Donald Trump doesn't know Donald Trump ". Gingrich predicts the shake-up could potentially spur Trump to reach out more to Democrats, though it's unclear whether any will be receptive. Read More »

Kenya: Police Officer, Several 'Al-Shabaab' Terrorists Killed in Mandera


Al-Shabab militants are suspected in the attack on Lafey police station near the border with Somalia, North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said. The latest incident comes after gunmen shot dead three people and burnt a four-wheel drive vehicle in Lamu County. Four people have been left with serious injuries after terror group al Shabaab attacked a bus they were travelling in at Lango La Simba area in Tana River County. Read More »

Russian Federation says U.S. sanctions 'dangerous' and 'short-sighted'


In early reaction from Moscow, Medvedev said in a Facebook post that the USA through the sanctions has declared "a fully-fledged economic war", but said Russian Federation "will cope". He'll have to go to Congress and negotiate it. Mr Trump had vowed to warm relations between Washington and Moscow and he had anticipated a free hand on foreign affairs. Read More »

Pranab Mukherjee shares PM Narendra Modi's emotional letter on Twitter


The two-page letter was a personal note from the Prime Minister on what he learnt from the President and also gives a sneak peak into the warm relationship the two leaders enjoyed. He also commented that despite their different political journeys, they were able to work together. "Your wisdom, guidance and personal warmth have given me greater confidence and strength", the PM said. Read More »

Italian military mission arrives in Libya


With elections due in 2018, Premier Paolo Gentiloni's center-left government is becoming bolder in trying to hold back the tide of migrants entering Italy . Prosecutor Ambrogio Cartosio said "people on the Iuventa are believed to have taken on board, on at least two separate occasions, migrants escorted by Libyan traffickers whose lives were not in danger". Read More »

Anduril Technologies introduces 'pay on delivery' for Tatkal tickets


Around 1.3 lakh Tatkal tickets are booked daily, and this will surely provide a huge relief to them. "The pay on delivery feature completely circumvents the use of a payment gateway and will help users make the bookings in just a few seconds greatly increasing their chance of booking a confirmed ticket under the tatkal quota", said Anduril Technologies CEO Anurag Bajpai . Read More »

Commonwealth Bank faces fines over anti-laundering laws


CBA does not limit the number of IDM transactions a customer can make in one day, and deposits using the machines are instantly credited to the recipient's account, said the statement . As part of another alleged money-laundering syndicate, the agency said that between June 2014 and January 2015, three people deposited nearly A$2.3 million into three accounts and nearly immediately transferred the money domestically. Read More »

Sydney terror raids: Man released without charge over alleged plane terror plot


The alleged plan has been described by Deakin University terror expert Professor Greg Barton as "clearly the most sophisticated terror plot we've had, probably ever, in Australia". It is not yet known what type of plane the group allegedly wanted to target or when they meant to carry out the attack. "Police will allege they had the intent and were developing the capability", he said. Read More »

Family members speak out prior to Michelle Carter sentencing


Roy died when his pickup truck filled with carbon monoxide in a store parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. You said you were gonna do it. " Get back in ", Carter told Roy, according to a friend who testified Carter described the conversation in a text message to her about a month after Roy died. Read More »

Moeen Ali is glue that holds England together - Alastair Cook


Moeen became the first England spinner to achieve a hat-trick in 79 years by dismissing centurion Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel soon after lunch in a dramatic end to the match. Cape Town - South Africa coach Russell Domingo admits his team are still searching for the right combinations in Test cricket as they seek to salvage a draw in the four-match series in England. Read More »