Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border

Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border

While most were presumed to be stray shots, Israel has accused Syria of aiming at Israeli targets on several occasions, briefly returning fire. Israel said it responded with airstrikes on the position the mortars came from and took out two Syrian army tanks, including one as it was preparing to fire. Read More

London rescue workers: 'We refuse to forget you'

The overnight fire rapidly engulfed Grenfell Tower, with flames shooting up the outside of the building, raising concerns that the cladding material attached to the concrete block didn't comply with fire-safety rules. "We have been supplying building products for more than 40 years and as a business our focus has always been to supply safe insulation products to make better buildings". Read More

Loan waiver will give farmers' relief: Karnataka Minister

Loan waiver will give farmers' relief: Karnataka Minister

Buoyed by its win in the recent bypolls, the Congress government is mulling advancing the assembly polls scheduled for May next year."The possibility of early polls is being examined by the party leadership". Once executed, the waiver will directly provide relief to more than 22 lakh farmers reeling under debt due to their inability to pay money to the banks following a severe drought in the state. Read More

Trump Says Panama Canal 'Doing Quite Well'

Trump Says Panama Canal 'Doing Quite Well'

The leaders discussed the importance of the United States-Panama High-Level Security Dialogue, which will be held in Panama in late June, to advancing our shared security priorities. Trump was sitting down with President Juan Carlos Varela in their first face-to-face meeting since the start of the Trump presidency. The first lady officially moved into the White House just last week. Read More

Almost 65 million people are displaced

Last year South Africa came under the spotlight by the UNHCR for rejecting more refugee applications than any other country globally. Out of the 65.6 million worldwide total, 22.5 million are refugees, 40.3 million are internally displaced and 2.8 million are asylum seekers . Read More

Critical patients upgraded in deck collapse

Critical patients upgraded in deck collapse

At least 32 people were injured, some critically, late Saturday afternoon when a second-story deck collapsed at the Glacier Presbyterian Camp in Lake County during a memorial service. And while Sheriff Bell told us he couldn't give us an exact number of those critically injured he did tell us that some people were transported in the "red" category. Read More

Cuba Says It Will Not Send Fugitives Back To the US

Cuba Says It Will Not Send Fugitives Back To the US

Surrounded by Cuban-American exiles and Cuban dissidents, Trump announced from a theater in Miami that the US would impose new limits on USA travelers to the island and ban any payments to the military-linked conglomerate that controls much of the island's tourism industry. Read More

White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller

White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller

I personally think it would be a significant mistake, even though I don't think there is a justification [for a special counsel]". 2 official at Justice, also promised that the special counsel, former FBI Director Robert S. "I won't mince words, " Leahy told Rosenstein on Tuesday. Rosenstein said, "This may well be within the scope of the Special Counsel's investigation so I'm limited in what I can say about it", referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's ... Read More

Rodman Returns From 'Really Good' North Korea Trip

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has returned from what he described as a “really good” trip to North Korea , though it is unknown if during his fifth visit to the hermit state he met with its leader, Kim Jong-un, who he once called “a friend for life .”. Read More

Edmonton MMA fighter dies after boxing ring injury

Edmonton MMA fighter dies after boxing ring injury

A video on YouTube that purports to be of the fight shows Hague lying still on his back on the canvas after taking a punch to his head from Braidwood. A former UFC fighter who was reportedly knocked out in a boxing event in Edmonton remains in hospital. "He had to have surgery to relieve pressure from his brain". Read More

Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation

The probe by special counsel Robert Mueller , a former FBI chief, "marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation , which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin", The Washington Post had reported. Read More

Defiant N/Korea fires multiple land-to-ship missiles

They landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, where US aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan participated in joint exercises with the South Korean navy that ended earlier this week. Unlike its practice with ballistic-missile tests, which are banned under global law, the U.S. did not publicly comment on this launch. The article indicates that Pyongyang has made advances in its missile technology since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in his New ... Read More

US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale

The US has signed a $12bn (£9.4bn) arms deal with Qatar, despite Donald Trump's claim that the country is a "high-level funder" of terrorism. Congress past year approved the sale of as many as 72 F-15s in an agreement valued at as much as US$21 billion, providing authorisation for the deal that was completed on Wednesday. Read More

Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

A Trump friend who was spotted visiting the White House on Monday later told a PBS interviewer that the president was indeed mulling over firing Mueller. Sessions criticized Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which the White House had initially cited as the ostensible reason for his firing. Read More

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Still, Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax and a Trump friend, suggested the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". White House staffers made a concerted effort to talk Trump down from ordering that Mueller be fired, the paper said. Read More

Oregon DMV To Offer 3rd Gender Identity On ID Cards

Oregon DMV To Offer 3rd Gender Identity On ID Cards

According to BuzzFeed , the Oregon Transportation Commission approved a rule on Thursday that will allow people living in the state to officially declare their gender as non-binary on their driver's licenses. California would be the first state to establish a third gender option through legislation. "It's something that we should do because it's the right thing to do". Read More

Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

In a charging document presented in court Thursday against Sinan Narin , one of four Turkish-Americans already arrested in the case, Washington police detective Victor DePeralta called the incident a "vicious attack". Erdogan ordered the attacks, the police chief said they didn't have enough evidence at the moment to bring up charges. The events occurred on May 16 immediately after Erdogan's visit with President Donald Trump at the White House, and led to a major rift between the USA and ... Read More

Tyson Foods Employee Injured In Virginia Baseball Field Shooting

Tyson Foods Employee Injured In Virginia Baseball Field Shooting

Mika is from Oakland County and was a congressional aide to Congressman Tim Walberg , and Congressman Dave Camp before becoming a lobbyist for Tyson Foods . Mika's friend and former colleague David Palsrok, a former MI state representative, talked to Mika's brother in law on Wednesday. "He's a great guy". Read More

Iranian General Says Daesh Militants Staging Attacks Under US, Saudi Guidance

Iranian General Says Daesh Militants Staging Attacks Under US, Saudi Guidance

At an Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh last month, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its worldwide isolation. But Saudi officials have denied any involvement while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned it without laying any blame as yet. He also blasted any attempts at building bridges with the United States, saying: "America is a terrorist country and backs terrorism. Read More

Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway

David Ige signed two bills yesterday (June 6) to enforce parts of the Paris Agreement-making Hawaii the first state to take concrete action in support of the worldwide climate agreement. The governors of Washington, California and NY on the same day announced the creation of a "climate alliance" of states that would remain committed to the Paris goals. Read More