• Assam: Speeding train kills 5 elephants
Assam: Speeding train kills 5 elephants

Locals also alleged that the train was on high speed and that the locals have also informed the nearest railway station about movement of elephants along the railway tracks. It may be mentioned here that there has been a manifold increase in the incidents of elephant crossings during the recent past and trains are constantly slowed down whenever an...

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  • Trump laments 'shattered lives' after aides resign
Trump laments 'shattered lives' after aides resign

The president's comments set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about the mistreatment of women and they came amid rampant White House finger-pointing about who knew what, and when, about the severity of the spousal abuse allegations.

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  • Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria as F-16 crashes
Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria as F-16 crashes

In a statement , the ministry said "of particular concern is the danger of escalation of tension within and around de-escalation zones in Syria , the creation of which has become an important factor in reducing violence on Syrian soil".

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  • Biden Blasts Trump for Wishing Disgraced Ex-Aide Properly
Biden Blasts Trump for Wishing Disgraced Ex-Aide Properly

Kelly reportedly knew for months that Porter had not obtained a full security clearance due to the allegations. He gave no nod to the treatment of the women whose reports of abuse led to Porter's resignation , but which he vehemently denies.

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  • Virginia, Villanova Among No. 1 Seeds in 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Preview
Virginia, Villanova Among No. 1 Seeds in 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Preview

Tennessee is ranked as the No. 4 seed for that region. Virginia is running away with the ACC even after a home overtime loss to Virginia Tech Saturday for its first conference defeat, and it has earned the respect of the committee with the No.

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  • Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria
Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says one of the country's military helicopters has been shot down near the border with Syria. Yet, on the other hand, you get caught in the middle whether there should be an independent Kurdish state in the northern part of Syria and Iraq.

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  • Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan
Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan

The Turkish government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have reacted strongly to people who oppose the operation, and prosecutor's offices have initiated investigations into people who share social media messages critical of the operation.

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  • Trump says Democratic intelligence memo will 'be released soon'
Trump says Democratic intelligence memo will 'be released soon'

He is asking the Democrats to revise the memo with the help of the Justice Department. John Kelly, White House chief of staff, said earlier this week that he told the lawyers reviewing the document to "get back to me" by the end of Thursday with their recommendation on whether President Donald Trump should release the memo.

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  • Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose
Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose

Alyssa Mae Noceda , 18, was allegedly raped as she died from a drug overdose. "LOL I think she od'd, still breathing", he reportedly wrote in one message. After hearing this, a coworker went on Facebook and found a post written by Noceda's mother saying her daughter was missing. While at work, Varela told another employee about the incident he'...

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  • Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired For Marrying Same-Sex Partner
Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired For Marrying Same-Sex Partner

Carlota E. Morales. "We send our kids here because we want them to learn messages of love and I truly believe that Jesus's message is about love, compassion and acceptance and this is the opposite and that's very upsetting", said parent Rochelle Martin.

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  • Sword-wielding attacker wounds four at Indonesian church
Sword-wielding attacker wounds four at Indonesian church

According to one member of the congregation, Andhi Cahyo, a few minutes after the mass started another congregation member barged into the church with a bleeding head. The police have not been able to determine a motive, and are not sure if the attack was an act of terror. The incident was the latest attack in the world's most populous Muslim-maj...

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  • Nancy Pelosi Lauds Colorado DREAMer Marco Dorado in Epic House Speech
Nancy Pelosi Lauds Colorado DREAMer Marco Dorado in Epic House Speech

Pelosi's office confirmed to Capitol Hill reporters that she was wearing four-inch heels as she stood on the House floor for more than five hours. But as minority leader, Ms Pelosi had the right to speak for as long as she wished. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) admitted the proposal was far from "a ideal bill", but called ...

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  • Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'
Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'

While that bill is expected to pass easily in the Senate, the House will be a tougher sell. The colossal bill, which lawmakers have been negotiating for months, is a game-changing piece of legislation, clearing the decks for Congress in dealing with major spending issues as well as doling out disaster relief money and hiking the debt ceiling whic...

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  • Erdogan Says Military Chopper 'Downed' in Syria, Vows Revenge
Erdogan Says Military Chopper 'Downed' in Syria, Vows Revenge

Syria's war has killed more than 340,000 people and displaced millions since it erupted in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says he will raise the US -led coalition's deadly airstrike on Syrian government-backed troops during closed consultations later Thursday in the U.N.

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  • Prime Minister Modi to have packed schedule during UAE visit
Prime Minister Modi to have packed schedule during UAE visit

Since Mahatma Gandhi's time, India has been supporting Palestine and advocate for the rights of Palestinians in Jerusalem. The February 9-12 trip comes within a month of the visit to India by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that saw the two countries hailing each other as a strategic partner despite New Delhi's long-standi...

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  • Attacker Kills One Person, Injures 12 With Knife in Beijing
Attacker Kills One Person, Injures 12 With Knife in Beijing

Officers have arrested a man at the Joy City Mall in Beijing's Xidan district. The nine other victims are expected to recover, police said. Pictures from the scene showed blood splattered on the floor in part of the mall in the Chinese capital.

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  • Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang
Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang

The request marked the latest of the North's attempts to improve inter-Korea ties amid heightened tensions over its nuclear and missile programs. "We wanted the North Koreans to see the vice president, Abe and Moon sitting directly in front of them for the opening ceremonies, and it would show that that alliance is strong".

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  • PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Muscat
PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Muscat

Prime Minister Modi thanked the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on behalf of all Indians for the grand temple project. "I thank the gulf countries which provided nearly 30 Lakh people from India a home like environment, away from home, here", PM Modi said while addressing the Indian community in Dubai .

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  • Narendra Modi to become first Prime minister to visit Palestine
Narendra Modi to become first Prime minister to visit Palestine

Abbas said he had "fruitful and constructive" talks with Prime Minister Modi and he updated the Indian leader on the overall developing situation in Palestine and in the region. An agreement signing ceremony is also expected at the banquet. In 1996, India opened its Representative Office to the Palestine Authority in Gaza, which later was shifted...

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  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang

South Korean participants included senior officials Jeong Eui-yong, Jo Myong-gyoon and Im Jong-suk - the chief presidential secretary. He also talked about visiting the North Korean border town of Kaesong, where the countries operated a jointly-run factory park that had been a symbol of rapprochement before South Korea shut it down in 2016, a...

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  • Perfect Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid selection clues before PSG
Perfect Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid selection clues before PSG

Ronaldo's treble of goals on Saturday fueled a 5-2 victory at home over a disconcerted Real Sociedad , which barely offered resistance in a first half dominated by Madrid. It was also eye-catching that Luka Modric was subbed out of Saturday's game just after the hour mark. PSG will want Neymar firing on all cylinders and the 26-year-old was ce...

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  • Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria
Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria

Turkish fighter jets also destroyed 36 positions of the previous groups. Russian Federation effectively controls the skies over the northern region. Turkey launched an offensive into the enclave on January 20 against Syrian Kurdish fighters that Ankara considers to be a security threat due to their links to outlawed rebels in Turkey .

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  • Olimpiadi: l'arrivo della sorella di Kim Jong Un a Peyongchang
Olimpiadi: l'arrivo della sorella di Kim Jong Un a Peyongchang

Un tale summit sarebbe il terzo di questo genere, dopo gli incontri tra il padre di Kim, Kim Jong Il , e i sudcoreani Kim Dae-jung e Roh Moo-Hyun rispettivamente nel 2000 e nel 2007, ogni volta a Pyongyang . Kim Yo Jong , la sorella minore del leader nordcoreano, ha presenziato alla cerimonia di apertura dei Giochi a Pyeongchang . Durante l'...

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  • Korea united as inter-Korea talks occur: Pence
Korea united as inter-Korea talks occur: Pence

But Pence said that Moon shared "a bit" about his meeting with the North Koreans, and that he "appreciated him sharing his perspective on that". "And I share that". Of course, it's a bit apples and oranges to compare North Korea's human rights record/global nuclear threats and the National Football League protesting America's systematic racial ...

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  • Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria, say agencies
Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria, say agencies

Rouhani also indirectly referred to Turkey's military offensive against a USA -backed Syrian Kurdish militia in northern Syria , saying: "We must try and act so that no country in the region feels threatened by its neighbors". The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, monitoring the war from its headquarters in Britain, said that the Turkish forces...

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