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by | January 10, 2018 | 17:18

Syrian government forces and their allies have been on the offensive since late October in Hama and Idlib provinces, capturing almost 100 villages from insurgent groups, including the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee. Civilians look for victims under the rubble following a reported air strike on the rebel-held town of Hammuriyeh in Eastern Ghouta on January 9, 2018.

by | January 10, 2018 | 17:17

Insha studied music after she lost her sight and now hopes to study further. While she is still trying to learn braille, she was helped by her friend to write the exam. "With hard work & perseverance there are no limits to what you can achieve". "We have every document to prove she was a music student and took the exam", said Bhat, an employee with the National Association for the Blind, an NGO.

by | January 10, 2018 | 17:12

Ms May told the Cabinet the Government had "a clear belief in conserving what is good and standing up against the profligate use of resources, whether that is public money or natural resources". Most takeaway coffee cups can not be easily recycled because of the plastic coatings inside them. CARDS ON THE TABLE Who's in and who's out of Theresa May's new cabinet? May and Environment Secretary Michael Gove briefed the Cabinet on the plans yesterday, arguing they were needed to tackle the ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 17:07

Drive carefully, freezing fog could cause some black ice so there could be some slick roadways as well as slick sidewalks and driveways. Fog already developing: After sunset Tuesday, a few in the Brazos Valley already started seeing areas of haze and fog.

by | January 10, 2018 | 15:30

Siddiqui managed to escape after scuffling with his assailants and lunging for an unlocked door in the back seat of the vehicle he was about to be taken away in, he said. The vehicle kept on driving as the abductors signalled them to move on, he alleged. "My life is under threat", he said in the statement. A prominent Pakistani journalist, a vocal critic of Pakistans powerful military, today said he was beaten and threatened with death by almost a dozen unidentified armed men who tried to ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 15:26

Dublin Fire Brigade is attending the scene of a fire at a plant near Dublin Airport. It is understood the plant is a family run business that recycles end-of-life cars and scrap metal. "We would still advise any residents in the surrounding area to keep their windows closed", it said. "Avoid the area, especially those with any breathing issues".

by | January 10, 2018 | 14:52

Video of the incident was published Monday on YouTube by user Chris Rosa. Superintendent Puyau told KADN that the school board doesn't plan to file charges against the teacher . "It's not question and answer". The video continues with the officer holding Hargrave next to a police vehicle and threatening those standing nearby, "Somebody else about to get arrested ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 14:38

And Seoul called for subsequent military talks, and emphasized the need to negotiate a denuclearization deal to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. has expressed cautious support for the inter-Korean talks and agreed to postpone joint military exercises with South Korea until the after games.

by | January 10, 2018 | 13:56

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide on a Trump-backed OH voting rights policy that has disenfranchised thousands of American voters by using lists to purge names of those who vote infrequently. In Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute , the court will balance the competing interests of easy access to voting verses the need for election integrity.

by | January 10, 2018 | 13:21

Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo appeared in court Wednesday, nearly one month after their arrest on December 12 while working on stories about the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, Reuters reported , citing the men's lawyers. "Journalists should.be able to work in a free and enabling environment without fear of intimidation or undue arrest or prosecution", he said. Authorities have blocked access to media seeking to cover the military crackdown in the north of Rakhine State.

by | January 10, 2018 | 12:08

The next day, he fired off another tweet, seeming to take credit for the whole thing: "Does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn't firm, strong and willing to commit our total "might" against the North.

by | January 10, 2018 | 12:06

Last week, Secretary Zinke announced a proposed plan he called the 'largest number of lease sales ever proposed.' It would expand opportunities in every coastal state. I support the governor's position that Florida is unique and its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver. Nelson, who has long fought efforts to drill near Florida's coasts, suggested the move was politically motivated, and created to allow Scott to claim a victory in a potential campaign for the Senate ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:40

At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged today as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a very big wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. In another, a Los Angeles police squad vehicle was mired in the muck. The weather service also issued a winter weather advisory for portions of the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet, forecasting about 4 to 7 inches of snow and up to 1 to 2 feet on higher peaks ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:38

It is the first denaturalization to occur because of Operation Janus , the Department of Justice said. The Justice Department said it was the first de-naturalisation under Operation Janus, a long-running Department of Homeland Security initiative against fraudulent immigration .

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:28

Previous year alone, 3,116 people died attempting the crossing, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), including 2,833 from Libya. The inflatable boat was carrying more than 100 people when it went down, according to navy spokesperson Ayoub Kacem, who said rescuers had saved just 17 people, including some women.

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:19

The suit alleges Google awarded bonuses to employees who "disagreed with and disparaged Damore", keep internal blacklists to prevent conservative individuals from employment opportunities and failed protect employees who expressed support for President Donald Trump.

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:17

After Tapper asked Miller if Trump's tweet helps or hurts his cause, Miller went off about CNN's validity as a legitimate news network, saying that CNN has created a "toxic environment" and continued to deliver "fake news". Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller speaks to "Face the Nation" on February 12, 2017. CNN is a familiar target for Trump and Miller, with each having publicly sparred with the network's star chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:17

He said " Oprah would be a lot of fun". Oprah has raised millions of dollars for various causes, including shelters for battered women but, like Mr Trump when he launched his White House campaign, she has no prior experience in government.

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:14

The search for MH370 was one of the largest surface and underwater searches in aviation history and involved Australia, Malaysia and China. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the country has an "unwavering commitment to solving the mystery of MH370".

by | January 10, 2018 | 11:10

Full-year data showed producer prices rose 6.3 per cent and consumer inflation gained 1.6 per cent in 2017. "Price pressures remain contained in China, easing pressure on the PBOC to tighten policy", said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC Holdings in Hong Kong.