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British Court rejects General's bid to sue Tony Blair over Iraq war

British Court rejects General's bid to sue Tony Blair over Iraq war The general, who lives in the Omani capital Muscat, does not possess a passport and can not travel to the UK. Blair's decision to join the USA -led coalition that toppled Saddam Hussein has tainted the legacy of his 10 years in office, and his critics in Britain and Iraq have been calling for him to face criminal action for years. [Full Article...]

Coast Guard: Body found is missing Smith Point swimmer

Coast Guard: Body found is missing Smith Point swimmer The body was taken to the county medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death, police said. His friends initially notified local life guards and park police that the swimmer didn't return after going to the beach earlier on Sunday. [Full Article...]

One inmate still at large after 12-man jailbreak in Alabama

One inmate still at large after 12-man jailbreak in Alabama The Walker County Sheriff's Office released a list of six prisoners they still were hunting for. The details are scarce, but authorities from the Walker County Jail in the city of Jasper confirmed to AL.com that 12 inmates had escaped around 9:30 pm local time. [Full Article...]

William hails `sacrifice´ of war dead at centenary of Battle of Passchendaele

William hails `sacrifice´ of war dead at centenary of Battle of Passchendaele In Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber led a special remembrance ceremony at the town's cenotaph at the exact time the troops were sent over the top to launch the battle. The British royals were being joined byt Belgian king and queen Philippe and Mathilde at the ceremony. During the service, attended by 200 descendents of those who fought, Prince William said: "Members of our families; our regiments; ou... [Full Article...]

Saddened by breakdown of RJD-JDU alliance: Sharad Yadav

Saddened by breakdown of RJD-JDU alliance: Sharad Yadav Congress workers said, " Nitish Kumar along with RJD and Congress defeated BJP-led NDA in 2015 Bihar assembly polls."Mandate for Mahagathbandhan was against BJP but Nitish Kumar has chose to join hands with BJP". "The Election Commission recognises JD (U) only in Bihar". Sharad's meeting with union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday had further strengthened this rumour. [Full Article...]

United States diplomats must leave Russia: Putin

United States diplomats must leave Russia: Putin It also said it would seize two diplomatic properties after the US House of Representatives and the Senate overwhelmingly approved the new sanctions. According to a Reuters report citing an unnamed embassy official, there are now 1,100 Americans and Russians on staff at the usa embassy, while Russian state-run RIA Novosti news agency suggested there are 600-700 staff members. [Full Article...]

Trump's new chief of staff needs to 'protect' Russian Federation investigation, Democrat says

Trump's new chief of staff needs to 'protect' Russian Federation investigation, Democrat says Kelly will do a " spectacular " job, Trump told reporters after the swearing-in on Monday. "We look forward, if it's possible, to an even better job as chief of staff", Trump said. That is what the American people voted for. "And he's decided to make a change at the top to move his agenda forward". Lewandowski warned, however, against trying to alter the President's behavior. [Full Article...]

Russia Seizes US Properties Over Sanctions, Orders Cuts to Embassy Staff

Russia Seizes US Properties Over Sanctions, Orders Cuts to Embassy Staff Moscow on Friday (Saturday in Manila) ordered the U.S. to slash its number of diplomats in Russian Federation and froze two embassy compounds in a pre-emptive strike against tough new sanctions being readied in Washington . would need to downsize its diplomatic staff to 455, to exactly match the number of Russian diplomatic staff in the U.S. Now, Putin has announced the exact number of sta... [Full Article...]

The Canaanites weren't annihilated, they just moved to Lebanon

The Canaanites weren't annihilated, they just moved to Lebanon The Book of Deuteronomy The Book of Deuteronomy 20:16-18 New International Version (NIV ) says: "16 However, in the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. And Judges 1:27-33 asserts that the tribes of Manasseh, Ephraim, Zebulun, Asher and Nephtali did not drive out the Canaanites , who "lived among them". [Full Article...]

Senate passes sanctions; Putin accuses USA lawmakers of 'insolence'

Senate passes sanctions; Putin accuses USA lawmakers of 'insolence' Russia's decision to cut United States diplomatic staff and seize USA diplomatic property was in response to the sanctions imposed on it by the outgoing Obama Administration, rather than to the new anti-Russian sanctions passed by Congress, political analyst Olga Oliker said. [Full Article...]

Elgar and Bavuma keep England at bay

Elgar and Bavuma keep England at bay Roland-Jones removed Dean Elgar with his 10th ball and reduced the Proteas to 47-4 in reply to England's 353 all out, in which Ben Stokes (112) reached his fifth Test century with successive sixes. With some lovely strokes from both batsman, it was a good ball by Keshav Maharaj that unstuck Westley who, feeling confident, danced down the wicket and got stumped by a swift Quinton De Kock . [Full Article...]

IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul

IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul Smoke could be seen rising from the building located in a business district of the city. Clashes between the insurgents and the security forces erupted, the Ministry said. The attack came a week after at least 35 people were killed in a suicide attack on government workers in Kabul . The US is considering whether to send thousands more troops to help the beleaguered Afghan forces as the war-w... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation takes first measures in response to U.S. sanctions

Russian Federation takes first measures in response to U.S. sanctions The new package of sanctions aims to hit President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle by targeting allegedly corrupt officials, human rights abusers and crucial sectors of the Russian economy, including weapons sales and energy exports. Moscow on Friday ordered the USA to slash its number of diplomats in Russian Federation to 455 and froze two embassy compounds - a Moscow summer house and a sto... [Full Article...]

Somalia: Five dead in massive auto bomb blast in the capital

Somalia: Five dead in massive auto bomb blast in the capital There was no immediate claim of responsiblity but the bombing fits the pattern of Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab Islamists, who have carried out numerous suicide bombings and raids in the capital targeting civilian, government and military targets. [Full Article...]

Majority of Americans want Congress to move on from health care reform

Majority of Americans want Congress to move on from health care reform Yes, he could have pulled the whole tent down on the GOP Tuesday, and if somehow McConnell manages to sneak some hateful bill through this week, it will be on McCain. "I do not believe that any new policy decision is appropriate until that study is complete and thoroughly reviewed by the Secretary of Defense, our military leadership, and the Congress", he said in a statement referring to an ongoin... [Full Article...]

Cabinet to be decided by top leadership; petitions useless: Khaqan Abbasi

Cabinet to be decided by top leadership; petitions useless: Khaqan Abbasi Speaker of the National Assembly Ayyaz Sadiq would scrutinise the papers till 3 PM today after which the final list of candidates for upcoming PM would be clear. Speaking on Nawaz Sharif's disqualification by the Supreme Court, the former petroleum minister said, "To my understanding of legal matters, there is no harm in possessing an iqama - it's just a visa - but nowadays, laws are being interpr... [Full Article...]

Dozens of IL juvenile lifers receive new sentences

Dozens of IL juvenile lifers receive new sentences She says that in talking with senior prosecutors and in her research, she could not find that there was ever such a sentence. There's an ongoing national debate on life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, but it's no longer an issue in North Dakota. [Full Article...]

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants get swept by Dodgers in LA

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants get swept by Dodgers in LA That was in September. They nearly never lose at home, either. "That's why we were relunctant to put a timetable out there", he said. "We're in uncharted territory this time of year, where we're at, but it is what it is". The hardest hit by any Giant against Ryu was a ground ball to second base by Hunter Pence in the fourth inning. The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in all of Major... [Full Article...]

Brother of ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif nominated as his successor

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, comprising Justice Umar Bandiyal and Justice Faisal Arab will hear the case filed by Pakistan Muslime League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi asking the court to disqualify the PTI head for concealing assets and violating Income Tax Ordinance. [Full Article...]

LG V30 reportedly to be available by September 28 in the US

LG V30 reportedly to be available by September 28 in the US Although, it is noteworthy that LG has still not confirmed if they are going to announce the LG V20 successor or some other handset, however, considering the recent leaks and rumours, LG V30 is likely. Instead, the smartphone is expected to get a 6-inch, edge-to-edge OLED display. It will be available in two internal-storage variants of 64 GB and 128 GB respectively. [Full Article...]


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