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by | March 03, 2019 | 05:22

The ground assault into the last area held by the Islamic State group intensified Saturday as USA -backed Syrian fighters made "remarkable progress" amid heavy clashes, including the capture of a hill overlooking a tent encampment for the extremists, officials with the Kurdish-led forces said.

by | March 03, 2019 | 05:11

Two men approached and one punched him during a confrontation captured on student cellphones. One of the men "slapped the phone out of the victim's hand", police said. "Seeing something like that happen in such an open place was disheartening", he said. UC Berkeley's chancellor Carol Christ and vice chancellor Stephen C.

by | March 03, 2019 | 04:15

Referencing the recent arrest of a white nationalist Coast Guard lieutenant who allegedly included her name in a hit list , Omar wrote on Twitter: "No wonder why I am on the "Hitlist" of a domestic terrorist and "Assassinate Ilhan Omar " is written on my local gas stations".

by | March 03, 2019 | 05:11

Huawei, the No. 2 smartphone maker and an essential player in global communications networks, has also been charged in NY with lying to banks about deals that violated economic sanctions against Iran. If found guilty, the company faces a fine of up to $5m or three-times the value of the secrets it stole - whichever is going to leave them the most out of pocket - though in Huawei terms, its still piddling small change.

by | March 03, 2019 | 04:34

The captain, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.086 percent - above the legal limit of 0.03 percent - was charged and his license was revoked. There were no injuries reported in the collision, however local media have reported the ship's captain may have been intoxicated when the collision occurred.

by | March 03, 2019 | 03:30

Hamza bin Laden, whose father was killed by US Navy Seals in Pakistan in 2011, is taking the reins of the terror group, the State Department said late Thursday . Hamza bin Laden began appearing in militant videos and recordings in 2015 as an Al Qaeda spokesman. The UN Security Council's 1267 ISIS and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee listed 29-year-old Hamza bin Laden on Thursday, the day the USA announced a reward of up to $ 1 million for information about him.

by | March 03, 2019 | 04:06

The United Nations and the United States ratcheted up sanctions on North Korea when the reclusive state undertook a series of nuclear and ballistic missile tests in 2017, cutting off its main sources hard cash. sanctions on North Korea would not be lifted until that country committed to, if not concluded, complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:00

Sully sat at attention through the oath, which charged him to "support, comfort, and cheer our warriors and their families, active duty and retired". Named after Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger , the pilot who safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River, Sully was assigned to President Bush through a request on his behalf after the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush.

by | March 03, 2019 | 01:33

For this reason, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued through Friday morning. ARCTIC COLD NEXT WEEK: Whatever mess unfolds Sunday exits early during the morning on Monday . A line of brief showers is pushing through our area this evening, mainly to the north of I-10. High near 76. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour increasing to 15 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon.

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:28

After cresting on Wednesday night, the river was forecasted to drop below the flood stage on Friday morning and decrease to about 12 feet on Sunday. Major floods hit the area in 1940, 1955, 1964, 1986 and 1995, and longtime residents are well aware they may need to evacuate with any winter storm.

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:44

On Thursday, Trump said North Korea's demand that the USA lift economic sanctions in their entirety forced the U.S. to walk away from reaching an agreement at a summit in Vietnam . We're going to check his deals. "When the wind stops blowing, that's the end of your electric", the president joked. "I'm totally off script right now, and this is how I got elected, by going off script", he said.

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:42

Alberto Costa, the Conservative MP for South Leicestershire, has been forced out of his job in the Government as parliamentary private secretary to the Scotland secretary, David Mundell. She said: "The sacking of Alberto Costa for supporting citizens' rights prolongs the anxiety and uncertainty that over 5 million people have faced for two and a half years".

by | March 03, 2019 | 02:14

Tensions escalated between Islamabad and New Delhi following a suicide attack on Indian security personnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir on February 14, which killed over 40 paramilitary troopers. Albright said the confrontation between India and Pakistan is a test case to see whether Trump administration is equipped to manage a serious worldwide crisis.

by | March 02, 2019 | 03:37

The natural disaster struck at 12:50 a.m. PST (08:50 GMT). The seismic region stretches along the Pacific Ocean coastlines, where the Pacific Plate grinds against other plates that form the Earth's crust.

by | March 02, 2019 | 02:34

Hamza who is a son-in-law to one of the grand planners of the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in USA urged followers to strike the America and Western allies in retaliation against his father's killing eight years ago. Haile said the area around the hotel is among the most heavily guarded streets in the city but the terrorists have been able to stage repeated attacks by bribing police or threatening their families.

by | March 02, 2019 | 03:06

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) to say it was a "legitimate question to ask whether it's moral for people to have children now". Yet when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a decision to call their bluff and hold a vote on the GND, Democrats began backing off and accusing McConnell of playing politics by ...

by | March 02, 2019 | 02:18

President Rodrigo Duterte has embraced China and Chinese technology, even personally offering Beijing the chance to help set up the Philippines' third telecommunications player. Philippine Ambassador to Washington Jose Romualdez said by telephone that a proposed move to re-examine the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between Washington and Manila was also expected to be discussed during Pompeo's meetings with Philippine officials.

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:30

The state has 28 seats in the Lok Sabha. She regretted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not meet the opposition leaders after the Pulwama terror attack or the IAF air strike at Balakot . Dinesh Gundu Rao said. "On behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu , I thank the Prime Minister for the bold and decisive measures to root out terrorism, which is threatening the world and the successful air strike to decimate the terrorist camps".

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:38

She wants to hear from your dogs. 'She is a fighter and she and her family along with everyone on Team Emma are here to fight for her, ' the page adds. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , following Emma's diagnosis "her love for animals, specifically dogs, led some family friends to mail or email pictures of their dogs to cheer Emma up after her diagnosis ..." "She smiles at all the pictures and laughs at the amusing [or] goofy ones", Mertens said.

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:16

Marianne Nyegaard, a marine scientist who discovered the hoodwinker sunfish species two years ago, said she would need physical evidence to determine if the fish was a hoodwinker sunfish and not another species, since the initial photos didn't provide key body details.

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:07

During one part of his testimony, Cohen said that as his former attorney, he was once driving with Trump through a poor neighborhood of Chicago, which prompted the President to disrespect the entire black race. "That's more racist than being put up there as a prop", Patton said. "You don't have to be black to watch what happened yesterday and feel totally uncomfortable with that moment", Huntsman said.

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:16

A son of Osama bin Laden is emerging as a leader in al Qaeda , the US State Department says , and it's willing to pay up to $ 1 million for information on his whereabouts. In a statement the committee explained its move was the result of Hamza being "given a more prominent role within al-Qaeda". Hamza has been rallying millennials to jihad in audio messages over the past few years and becoming a greater PR voice for the terror group.

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:01

Meng's case if he thought it would assist the USA negotiations with China over a trade deal". This comes after the United States in January formally requested the extradition of Meng from Canada. FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou , Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum "Russia Calling!" in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014.

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:03

It is intended as an insurance policy if no answer can be found through a permanent trade deal at the end of a Brexit transition period, although critics fear it could create regulatory disparity between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom and effectively leave Britain tied to European Union rules indefinitely.

by | March 02, 2019 | 02:01

The next day Pakistani jets, along with an F-16 fighter entered Indian air space from the Rajouri area in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to target Indian installations leading India to send MiG-21s to intercept it, in the impending firefight the Indian MiG-21 was shot down and the plane fell inside Pakistani territory.

by | March 02, 2019 | 02:08

The president also appeared to take Kim's word over the death of Otto Warmbier , an American student who died after being released from North Korean captivity in 2017. The summit failed to produce a deal on denuclearizing the reclusive state or make progress in the return of kidnapped Japanese citizens. "No excuses or lavish praise can change that".

by | March 02, 2019 | 02:28

President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of perjury on Friday (March 1), saying a manuscript Cohen wrote previous year that complemented Trump contradicted his scathing testimony to Congress this week. Weisselberg has served the Trump family for more than 40 years. "I am sorry for actively working to hide from you the truth about Mr. Trump when you needed it most".

by | March 02, 2019 | 01:50

The dramatic reversal in May's steadfast strategy came after threats of mass resignations from her own ministers and calls for a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership from the main opposition Labour Party. Theresa May has caved to pressure and given MPs the opportunity to vote on whether they want to delay Brexit if she can not get her deal through Parliament in the next few weeks.

by | March 02, 2019 | 00:31

The Indian pilot captured by Pakistan after his fighter jet went down over disputed Kashmir has been returned to India by Islamabad. Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold high-level meetings today. In 2017, however, China joined several nations in declaring Jaish-e-Mohammad and another group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, as terrorist organizations. The four cities where domestic and global flights will be allowed to and from are Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta, ...

by | March 02, 2019 | 00:42

Addressing a joint news conference with Pakistan's Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the move came as India gears for general elections in a few months, hinting at the use of anti-Pakistan propaganda to gather votes.

by | March 02, 2019 | 02:04

The action was such a concern to McGahn and Kelly - who both left the White House in 2018 - that each wrote up an internal memo outlining the precedent-breaking action. The top-secret clearance that Kushner was granted past year gave him access to relatively basic classified information. NBC News also reported , citing sources familiar with the matter, that Kushner's Federal Bureau of Investigation background check identified questions about his family's business, his foreign contacts, ...

by | March 01, 2019 | 03:00

Cohen, the SDNY prosecutors, and the public accounts of witnesses with firsthand information". "While testifying under oath, Mr. Cohen made what appear to be numerous willfully and intentionally false statements of material fact contradicted by the record established by the Justice Department in United States v.

by | March 01, 2019 | 03:17

Mark Martin, founder and chief executive at Martin Consulting India, said about 800 flights a day use the India-Pakistan air corridor, making it "very critical". Below is a transcript of his talk on nuclear war between Pakistan and India. But the risk of an all-out conflict rose dramatically on Tuesday when India launched air raids on what it said was a JeM training base.

by | March 01, 2019 | 02:49

If he wins in the upcoming election and is also charged by the Attorney General, Netanyahu may be forced to stand trial while running the government or resign to avoid the spectacle. "Therefore, as far as we are concerned, the prime minister is entitled to run in the Knesset elections like any other candidate". "He's tough, smart, and strong".

by | March 01, 2019 | 01:57

Then, Kim committed to work "towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", but diplomatic progress has since stalled due to disagreements over what that means. And Trump has gone from calling North Korea a "menace that threatens our world" to working to transform decades of hostile relations between the two nations.