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by | March 24, 2019 | 07:41

But the global campaign has exclusively - and at a huge cost - rolled back the militants, first liberating areas of northern Syria with the help of the SDF while Iraqi forces battled to recapture cities lost to the extremists. Then its fighters slaughter more than 200 people and injure some 180 more in coordinated suicide bombings and gun attacks in and around Sweida in Syria.

by | March 24, 2019 | 04:59

But officials acknowledged that "this particular video did not trigger our automatic detection systems". Facebook said in the next 24 hours it removed 1.2 million videos of the attack at upload, meaning they weren't viewed. "Approximately 300,000 additional copies were removed after they were posted", Rosen wrote. Facebook said it is reviewing whether it can deploy its AI systems to detect such videos and how to process reports from human users faster.

by | March 24, 2019 | 04:10

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Melanie Joly says if they have a story to tell there is nothing from stopping them from telling it in the house of commons. The Liberal-dominated justice committee shut down its investigation into the affair on Tuesday, with Liberal members concluding no rules or laws were broken.

by | March 24, 2019 | 01:07

More than 400 people have died and more than 1.5m been affected by the devastating Cyclone Idai in southern Africa. "The awful magnitude of the disaster that the sheer brutal force of Cyclone Idai caused, and the devastation that it left in its wake, caused the United Nations to declare that it is the worst natural disaster to have ever hit the Southern Hemisphere", he said.

by | March 24, 2019 | 00:00

Almost 170 years later, Renty and Delia "remain enslaved" by the Ivy League university, which is being accused of the "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of the photographs, according to a MA lawsuit filed by Tamara Lanier , a direct descendant demanding that Harvard turn over the images, recognize her lineage and pay unspecified damages.

by | March 23, 2019 | 23:25

Several top Democratic presidential candidates have announced they plan to skip the pro-Israel lobby group's conference, a decision that reflects a growing debate within the party on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and United States support for Israel.

by | March 23, 2019 | 23:09

I prayed for the safety of everyone on board", she told the NRK television channel. Police chief Tor Andrew Franck however said that unfavourable weather conditions meant that "we would prefer to have the passengers at land rather than on board ship".

by | March 23, 2019 | 22:50

Police in the USA state of Arizona arrested 48-year-old Machelle Hobson on suspicion of torturing seven adopted children, CNN reported . Machelle Hobson's adoptive children claim that the YouTube star allegedly pepper-sprayed them, forced them to take ice baths & locked them in a closet.

by | March 23, 2019 | 22:39

Bringing back her twice rejected deal to Parliament without significant changes while "threatening a no deal outcome ruled out by MPs is unacceptable and reckless", he said . Pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Sam Gyimah called May's comments "toxic". May said Parliament now faces a " final choice " between her deal, a no-deal departure and cancelling Brexit.

by | March 23, 2019 | 20:57

Police said earlier that some 20 people had been injured in the assault, which began when a suicide bomber detonated a auto bomb, allowing other militants to storm the building. Attacks with combination of bombs and gunmen have become a hallmark of the insurgents. Police later said the fighting at the building had ended and that the premises had been completely secured.

by | March 23, 2019 | 19:27

Mr. Peters took a conciliatory tone on Friday, welcoming comments by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who said at a news conference at the end of the OIC meeting that Australians and New Zealanders visiting Turkey would still be greeted warmly at Gallipoli remembrance ceremonies next month.

by | March 23, 2019 | 18:42

The University of Southern California says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. As a result of the admissions probe revealed last week by federal prosecutors in Boston, more than 30 parents, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, 11 athletic officials, coaches at USC , UCLA and other universities, and the scheme's admitted ringleader, William "Rick" Singer , were charged.

by | March 23, 2019 | 16:29

On Friday, Sidhu, 30, is due back at the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort to be sentenced on 16 counts of unsafe driving causing death and 13 counts of risky driving causing bodily harm, to which he pleaded guilty in connection with the April 6, 2018 bus tragedy.

by | March 23, 2019 | 16:13

Mosques in Aston and Perry Barr also were targeted, and a final house of worship on Albert Road was struck around 10 a.m., according to the report. They received further reports of a similar incident at a mosque in a nearby locality, after which officials began patrols and found more damage at two other locations.

by | March 23, 2019 | 16:13

It is important to note that no Hurriyat leader was seen at Pakistani national day even though they were invited. Pakistan needs to decide if it wants to be viewed as a responsible worldwide player and have access to all the financial mechanisms that are available or is it going to continue to fail to take the steps necessary against these terrorist groups and see itself further isolated.

by | March 23, 2019 | 16:11

Almost 1000 residents have been evacuated from Groote Eylandt and Numbulwar with more people being moved out of Borroloola and other communities all the way along the Gulf of Carpentaria coast to Queensland. "We are expecting to see rapid intensification over the next 12 to 24 hours", said Todd Smith, the Northern Territory manager of the Bureau of Meteorology, at the press conference Thursday.

by | March 23, 2019 | 15:58

The command - like all American military units - takes extraordinary precautions to avoid civilian casualties, the official said, adding that this is the morally right thing to do. ".At the end of the day these strikes are not going to defeat al-Shabab but they are going to provide the opportunity for the federal government and the Somalian National Army to grow and assume the security of the country", Waldhauser told the Senate Armed Services Committee .

by | March 23, 2019 | 15:43

The Ministry of Emergency Management said 41 fire trucks and 188 firefighters were at the site and "31 people had been rescued". UPDATE (March 21, 2019 at 7.50pm CST): At 7pm, Yancheng Municipal Committee confirmed on Weibo that the explosion had caused six deaths and 30 serious injuries .

by | March 23, 2019 | 14:54

The National Electric Company said the blackout had been caused by an accident at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant, which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed on "US imperialism". The socialist regime previously faced a financial setback in January when the Bank of England denied Maduro's request to withdraw $1.2 billion of gold stored there.

by | March 23, 2019 | 08:43

Risky waves, tides and flooding will precede the destructive core which is expected to have wind gusts of up to 275 km/h when it smashes into the mainland between Groote Eylandt and the NT-Queensland border about 10am on Saturday. "They're about to switch off the power and water then they're leaving too", she said. Buses, vehicles, ferries, planes and helicopters were used during the mass evacuation as a state of emergency was declared in the Gulf country on Thursday.