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Kushner remarks get cool reception from Israel, Palestinians Kushner remarks get cool reception from Israel, Palestinians
- February 28, 2019

Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, also attended the meetings. "We've focused on the following four principles that we've used in which to create the plan", he said. in the wake of Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017, also viewed Kushner's comments with suspicion. They also emphasized that the so-called two-state solution "on the basis of all relevant United Nations resolutions" was "the only realistic way" out of the decades-long ... (more...)
Ice Tsunami Forces Residents To Evacuate Along Lake Erie Ice Tsunami Forces Residents To Evacuate Along Lake Erie
- February 28, 2019

Other Twitter users shared photos of the ice wall in Canada . On the Hoover Beach area in Hamburg, some residents took part in voluntary evacuations because of the ice tsunami. Wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour, hurricane strength, have damaged power lines and felled trees in some parts of the Great Lakes region, including both the Canadian and U.S. (more...)
California fire department's stern reminder about not parking in front of hydrants California fire department's stern reminder about not parking in front of hydrants
- February 28, 2019

The department later tweeted photos of a hose running through the smashed-out back passenger windows of the auto, which was parked along a curb painted a stark red. (more...)
TripAdvisor names 3 South Florida beaches as top in country
- February 28, 2019

Panama City Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Pensacola Beach, and Siesta Key Beach all managed to earn a spot in the top 10 alone. Florida's Clearwater Beach was the top beach in America for the second year in a row . The ranking is based on the quantity and quality of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches over a 12-month period. Check out the full list here. (more...)
9/11 first responders lobby to replenish Victims Compensations Fund 9/11 first responders lobby to replenish Victims Compensations Fund
- February 28, 2019

Lawmakers say they don't want that to happen. "These are men and women who have suffered great illnesses due to their heroic work down on Ground Zero during 9/11 and during the months that past", Stewart said. The highest number of claims both submitted and awarded came from Island residents living in the 10312, 10314, and 10306 zip codes. The collapse of the World Trade Center in September 2001 sent a cloud of thick dust billowing over Lower Manhattan. (more...)
US strike in Somalia kills 35 'terrorists': Pentagon US strike in Somalia kills 35 'terrorists': Pentagon
- February 28, 2019

The U.S. military command for the African continent said Sunday's airstrike targeted the al-Qaida-linked fighters as they were traveling in a rural area about 23 miles (37 kilometers) east of Beledweyne in central Hiran region. The strike comes a month after a USA airstrike killed at least 24 fighters in Shebeeley village of the central Hiran region. USA forces are partnering African Union troops (AMISOM) and the Somali National Security Forces in combined counterterrorism operations in the ... (more...)
Pakistan shoots down Indian jets, carries out airstrikes in Kashmir Pakistan shoots down Indian jets, carries out airstrikes in Kashmir
- February 28, 2019

He did not elaborate beyond saying the pilots were being "treated well" and made no mention of them being returned to India . The pilot was injured and was being treated at a military hospital, Ghafoor said. Pakistan's armed forces spokesman, Major-General Asif Ghafoor, claimed that in response to the strikes, Indian jets crossed the ceasefire line. By Wednesday evening, the two top trends on Twitter in India were about the pilot, with many Indians demanding his release under a ... (more...)
Defer non-essential travel to Jammu, Kashmir, Pakistan: MFA Defer non-essential travel to Jammu, Kashmir, Pakistan: MFA
- February 27, 2019

The pilot is missing in action. India has yet to respond to Pakistan's claims. Pakistan shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Pakistan armed forces said, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971, prompting leading powers to urge the nuclear armed rivals to show restraint. (more...)
After Pakistan airspace closure, Air Canada temporarily suspends flights to India
- February 27, 2019

A second Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Delhi slated for takeoff Tuesday night was also cancelled, said spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur. India acknowledged one of its air force planes was "lost" in skirmishes with Pakistan and that its pilot was "missing in action" on a chaotic day, which also saw mortar shells fired by Indian troops from across the frontier dividing the two sectors of Kashmir kill six civilians and wound several others. (more...)
Resurrection pastor shifts blame to man's family, denies having power to resurrect Resurrection pastor shifts blame to man's family, denies having power to resurrect
- February 27, 2019

After repeated attempts by Tema, Lukau eventually said he had no ability, "except if God used me as an instrument". He added it was the first time there had been such a case at the church. The church has been ridiculed, criticised and threatened with legal action. A pastor in South Africa who claimed to have performed a resurrection has sparked a social media craze as users took to the web mockingly mimicking his miraculous powers. (more...)
USA destroyer, cargo ship pass through Taiwan Strait USA destroyer, cargo ship pass through Taiwan Strait
- February 27, 2019

It said that the ships' transit through the strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. On Sunday and Monday, the USS Robert Stethem, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the USNS Cesar Chavez , a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, passed through the 80-mile global waterway that separates the self-ruled democratic island from the communist mainland, the U.S. (more...)
Afghanistan's war killed a record number of civilians in 2018 Afghanistan's war killed a record number of civilians in 2018
- February 27, 2019

The report came a day before the next round of talks between the US officials and a Taliban delegation in Qatar. The National Security Advisor's Office in a statement on February 24 said the Afghan forces are undertaking new strategies to prevent civilian casualties in their operations. (more...)
US Envoy, Taliban Co-Founder Meet In Qatar For Peace Talks US Envoy, Taliban Co-Founder Meet In Qatar For Peace Talks
- February 27, 2019

Khalilzad's past rounds of talks with the Taliban focused on American troop withdrawal in exchange for guarantees of no attacks against the USA but it was unclear how close he was on a deal on those issues. However, fearing a "hasty withdrawal would create vacuum that terrorists, including ISIS and al-Qaida would instantly fill", Trump pushed hard to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table by giving his generals more battlefield authority on one hand and increasing pressure on neighboring ... (more...)
Nepal Tourism Minister Among 7 Killed In Helicopter Crash
- February 27, 2019

Air Dynasty is a private helicopter operator that caters for tourists and locals in the country's remote areas. "The helicopter was returning after a trip to Pathivara [a religious site in Taplejung district]", Home Secretary Prem Kumar told reporters. (more...)
Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand
- February 27, 2019

Cohen's appearance will be postponed to a later date", Davis announced in a statement last month. He also pleaded guilty to charges related to hush-money payoffs to two women ― one of them presumedly adult film actress Stormy Daniels ― to silence them about alleged affairs with Trump. (more...)
World's smallest premature baby boy leaves hospital healthy World's smallest premature baby boy leaves hospital healthy
- February 27, 2019

Over the last several months in the neonatal intensive care unit, he grew to just over 7 pounds, and was finally discharged from Tokyo's Keio University Hospital on February 20, Reuters reported . The hospital said that compared to baby girls, it is hard to save baby boys' lives because of the slow development of boys' lungs, among other reasons. (more...)
Cardinal Pell maintains his innocence, plans to appeal his sex-abuse conviction
- February 27, 2019

Australia's former prime minister, John Howard, has provided a character reference for disgraced Catholic cardinal George Pell , who has been convicted of multiple counts of child sex abuse . "Until the definitive verdict, Cardinal Pell is forbidden, as a precautionary measure, from continuing in his ministry and from having contact with minors in any form". (more...)
Iran president rejects foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's resignation Iran president rejects foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's resignation
- February 27, 2019

The president said he is aware of the pressures on the country's diplomatic body, on the administration and even on himself, stressing that the administration will stand firm and weather the tough stages. "I am grateful for magnanimity of the dear and courageous people of Iran and the respectable authorities' over the past 67 months", Zarif said. In his unexpected Instagram post on Monday, Mr Zarif apologised for his "shortcomings" as foreign minister. (more...)
41 killed by spurious liquor in India's northeast 41 killed by spurious liquor in India's northeast
- February 27, 2019

Many country liquors shops have been destroyed by the people, particularly women, following the tragedy. A massive crackdown has been launched in India's northeastern state of Assam to check manufacturing of illicit liquor in the aftermath of the hooch tragedy that has killed more than 100 people. (more...)
Britain has warmest winter day as temperature soars to 20.3C Britain has warmest winter day as temperature soars to 20.3C
- February 27, 2019

The Met Office said the predictions around climate change are that the United Kingdom will experience greater extremes of weather, including more higher and lower temperatures and unsettled conditions at times. A Met Office representative said that temperatures in Wales were affected by local geography, with southerly winds rising over the east of the Welsh mountains and warming while descending down the other side in west Wales. (more...)
Indonesia Landslide Kills At Least One, 60 Feared Buried Indonesia Landslide Kills At Least One, 60 Feared Buried
- February 27, 2019

At least one person had been found dead and 15 others were injured in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi, a statement said. He said recovery efforts were still ongoing as many of those buried were thought to still be alive. He said the families of victims had started gathering at the mine site to wait for news. In 2016, 11 Indonesian miners died after a mudslide engulfed an illegal gold mine in Jambi province. (more...)
Fiery crash ‘kills 20’ at Cairo train station
- February 27, 2019

Police and hospital officials say at least 20 people were killed on Wednesday when a train engine auto slammed into the platform, causing an explosion followed by a fire. "We will identify who is responsible for the accident and they will be held accountable", he told the BBC . Eyewitnesses report that the platform was packed as the train came speeding into the station. (more...)
‘Peace & Love’ summit shirts for sale in Hanoi ‘Peace & Love’ summit shirts for sale in Hanoi
- February 27, 2019

Vietnam's economy is being held up by the USA as an example for North Korea to follow if it gives up its nuclear weapons. In return, Kim would expect significant USA concessions such as relief from punishing sanctions and a declaration that the 1950-53 Korean War is at last formally over. (more...)
Waterford parents issued with warning over disturbing Momo challenge targeting kids Waterford parents issued with warning over disturbing Momo challenge targeting kids
- February 27, 2019

And if it is SORT IT OUT'. "From what I understand the videos start out playful then a few minutes in tell kids to go to the medicine cabinet and swallow as many pills as they can then turn on the oven and get inside". News publications reported the notorious self-harming challenge was targeting children and teenagers in North America, Asia and Europe. The challenge encourages children to take steps, progressively hurting and isolating themselves from the world, where they are eventually ... (more...)
Pakistan does not want to go 'towards war' with India — Military spokesman Pakistan does not want to go 'towards war' with India — Military spokesman
- February 27, 2019

Police officials in Indian-occupied Kashmir said that two Indian pilots and a civilian had died after an Indian air force plane crashed in Kashmir, but did not confirm if the plane had been shot down by Pakistani forces. This is the first time in history that two nuclear powers launch air strikes at each other. India has named Maulana Masood Azhar, the leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group residing in Pakistan, as the person responsible for ordering the attack. (more...)

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