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Now Labour backs a second Brexit referendum, will it happen? Now Labour backs a second Brexit referendum, will it happen?
- March 02, 2019

It is not yet clear if Labour will table its own motion in support of a People's Vote on March 12th or will whip its party to vote for an alternative motion proposed in the House of Commons. Why has she done that? Irish drivers have been warned they will need a special insurance document to cross the now invisible border to Northern Ireland after next month if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal. (more...)
United States offers $1M for information leading to Usama bin Laden's son United States offers $1M for information leading to Usama bin Laden's son
- March 02, 2019

Introduced by the organisation's new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in an audio message in 2015, Hamza provides a younger voice for the group whose aging leaders have struggled to inspire militants around the world galvanized by Daesh, analysts say. (more...)
Worldwide media hails Pakistans move to release Indian pilot Worldwide media hails Pakistans move to release Indian pilot
- March 02, 2019

Relations between the two countries, however, remain strained. Abhinandan walked through the border gate around 8:55pm. The armed forces of Pakistan and India clashed for days and were nearly on the brink of a full blown war, which now seems to have been averted - thanks to Pakistan's magnanimity and world powers intervention. (more...)
Kurdish fighters begin final assault to wipe out Daesh 'caliphate' Kurdish fighters begin final assault to wipe out Daesh 'caliphate'
- March 02, 2019

The SDF, the main Kurdish led-partner of the US-led coalition against IS in Syria , has been trying to evacuate thousands of civilians in Baghouz before storming it or forcing the surrender of the remaining jihadists, who the SDF has said are mostly foreigners. (more...)
Dozens Of Afghan Troops Killed In Taliban Attack In Helmand Dozens Of Afghan Troops Killed In Taliban Attack In Helmand
- March 02, 2019

The Taliban said its fighters had killed dozens of Afghan soldiers. On Twitter, U.S. military spokesman Colonel Dave Butler said the attack "was repelled by the courageous Afghan Security Forces". He was based in Camp Bastion on the front line in the NATO-led war against Taliban insurgents who said at the time that they were doing everything in their power to kidnap or kill him. (more...)
Sully the service dog tackles new mission after George Bush snr's death Sully the service dog tackles new mission after George Bush snr's death
- March 02, 2019

The dog, charmingly, was put under oath: " Sully H.W. Bush, do you affirm-or pant-as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy that you will support, comfort and cheer our warriors and their families, active duty and retired?" 'That you embrace our staff and bear unconditional love and solace, especially on busy days? The program provides interactive care for patients and staff using service dogs and other animals using innovative "Animal Assisted Interventions", according to Walter ... (more...)
Indian aircraft downed as tensions escalate Indian aircraft downed as tensions escalate
- March 02, 2019

In a video circulated Wednesday and later deleted by the Pakistani information ministry, the pilot gave his name, rank and service number but declined to provide more information to his captors - a common military custom for prisoners. Pakistan has claimed to threaten both pilots. India has said it expects "his immediate and safe return". The dispensation has been sought as the flights, which were earlier using the Pakistani airspace, will now have to be operated over the sea, entailing ... (more...)
Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets' over Kashmir Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets' over Kashmir
- March 02, 2019

Tensions have been elevated since a suicide auto bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically after India's air strike on Tuesday. (more...)
Indigenous leaders applaud Wilson-Raybould, but stay clear of criticizing Trudeau Indigenous leaders applaud Wilson-Raybould, but stay clear of criticizing Trudeau
- March 02, 2019

Federal conservative leader Andrew Scheer spoke to the House of Commons following Wilson-Raybould's testimony, saying Trudeau has lost the moral authority to govern. "Canadians need to know that we have an officer of Parliament who is tasked with a specific role to make sure that in questions where there are disagreements amongst politicians, amongst elected officials, there is an arbiter who is empowered to be like a judge, who is an officer of Parliament, who will make a determination in ... (more...)
Rescuers scour Nanga Parbat for lost climber Tom Ballard
- March 02, 2019

Two foreign mountaineers Daniele Nardi from Italy and Tom Ballard from the United Kingdom, who were making their way to up to Nanga Parbat mountain though a new route, the Mummery Spur, lost touch from the camp on Sunday. Due to escalating tensions between Pakistan and India , the rescue operation had to be delayed as the Pakistani airspace was closed down for flights. (more...)
IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan returns home to a hero’s welcome IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan returns home to a hero’s welcome
- March 02, 2019

The release of pilot Abhinandan is a gesture of peace from Pakistan, in order to de-escalate the soaring tensions with New Delhi . Wing Commander Abhinandan will be brought back through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post in Amritsar. Waiting for Abhinandan's return on Friday, crowds thronged the road to the crossing, shouting nationalist slogans and waving Indian flags. Pakistan dismissed the attack as a failure. (more...)
U.S. will defend PH - Pompeo U.S. will defend PH - Pompeo
- March 02, 2019

Locsin said he and Pompeo discussed the "vital support of the U.S. to the AFP's (Armed Forces of the Philippines ) modernization program". " China's island building and military activities in the South China Sea threaten your sovereignty, security and, therefore, economic livelihood, as well as that of the U.S.", Pompeo said. (more...)
Man Bought $540 in Girl Scout Cookies so Girls Could Escape Cold Man Bought $540 in Girl Scout Cookies so Girls Could Escape Cold
- March 02, 2019

McGowan is facing counts of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. McGowan "used his story of buying $540 of Girl Scout cookies to falsely shine the spotlight on himself under the pretense of being a pillar of the community; in reality, he is a pariah to the community", said Robert J. (more...)
Canada approves extradition proceedings against Huawei executive Canada approves extradition proceedings against Huawei executive
- March 02, 2019

Supreme Court next Wednesday to set a date for the extradition hearing. The decision, which was announced Friday, means Canada's Justice Department believes there is "sufficient evidence" to proceed with an extradition hearing. In a statement, Lametti said he would not comment on the case as it is now before the courts. The U.S. alleges she lied to banks to trick them into processing transactions for Huawei that potentially violated Iran trade sanctions. (more...)
Pakistan Says Indian Aircraft 'Violated' Its Airspace Pakistan Says Indian Aircraft 'Violated' Its Airspace
- March 02, 2019

Pakistan has made a decision to respond to India at its own choice of a time and a place, the National Security Council (NSC) meeting concluded on Tuesday which was convened to combat the recent spike in tensions between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India after Indian Air Force (IAF) violated Pakistan's airspace and the Line of Control (LOC). (more...)
China's manufacturing sector slows down in February China's manufacturing sector slows down in February
- March 02, 2019

President Trump to criticize China on the campaign trail next year", said Paul Donovan, chief global economist at UBS Wealth Management. The tariffs on the huge swath of Chinese goods had been set to rise from 10% to 25% on Saturday, a deadline set by Trump in early December after he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to a truce in the trade war between the two countries that has shaken companies and financial markets around the world. (more...)
Trump ordered Kushner be given security clearance despite concerns Trump ordered Kushner be given security clearance despite concerns
- March 01, 2019

The Times said Kelly and McGahn both wrote memos about the incident and that McGahn outlined concerns raised about Kushner by career security officials, including Central Intelligence Agency officers. Sulzberger. National security authorities investigate people in the White House who are nominated for access to classified information, but the president retains the power to authorize whether or not they get it. (more...)
Islamist bomb targets Mogadishu hotel, killing at least 10 Islamist bomb targets Mogadishu hotel, killing at least 10
- March 01, 2019

Police in Somalia's capital say a almost day-long siege in the heart of Mogadishu has ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed. Somalia's security forces are battling gunmen holed up in a building in Mogadishu , hours after a suicide auto bomb attack on a busy street left at least seven people dead. (more...)
Girl who joined ISIS moved from Syrian refugee camp amid 'safety concerns' Girl who joined ISIS moved from Syrian refugee camp amid 'safety concerns'
- March 01, 2019

A source told The Sun: "Shamima was threatened directly in the camp". Shamima Begum caught on CCTV as she left the United Kingdom to travel to Syria Shamima Begum in a photo provided by her family Shamima Begum says she just cares about her son Radicalised: Londoner Shamima Begum (19) and baby son Jarrah during an interview with ITN in a Syrian refugee camp on Wednesday. (more...)
Indian pilot Abhinandan shifted to Wagah Border for release
- March 01, 2019

As tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals escalate, India has begun building more than 14,000 bunkers for families living along its border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir state. Authorities imposed a security lockdown in several parts of the region on Friday, including in downtown areas of the main city of Srinagar, in anticipation of protests against Indian rule. (more...)
Trump ordered aide to give Kushner security clearance
- March 01, 2019

Kushner "is good at one thing: securing business finance contracts", he noted. President Donald Trump personally ordered that his son-in-law Jared Kushner be granted a top-secret security clearance past year, The New York Times reported Thursday , citing four unnamed "people briefed on the matter". (more...)
Christie: Republicans 'Dropped the Ball' on Defending Trump During Cohen Hearing Christie: Republicans 'Dropped the Ball' on Defending Trump During Cohen Hearing
- March 01, 2019

Republicans rarely challenged him directly on the substance of those statements, choosing instead to point out that Cohen had pleaded guilty to lying to Congress once, and could not be trusted. Lawmakers on the House intelligence panel said Thursday that they expected the hearing with Cohen to go "deeper" than his public appearance did - and guessed that the interview would continue into the night. (more...)
3 people killed in LIRR collision 3 people killed in LIRR collision
- March 01, 2019

One of the trains was derailed by the impact and ran into a concrete platform in Westbury station before coming to a halt. The train, traveling up to 80 miles per hour, crashed into the concrete platform, officials said, causing extensive damage to the first two cars and the third rail. (more...)
Little girl bravely battling brain tumor asks for loving letters from dogs Little girl bravely battling brain tumor asks for loving letters from dogs
- March 01, 2019

Emma has reportedly received more than 50,000 of them. The DIPG Resource Network estimates the median survival range between eight months to a year after diagnosis. We know that we have a very steep road ahead of us. "The love for Emma is real!" The family sent up a P.O. Box and email just for dog pictures. Barely a month later, the GoFundMe has raised almost $80,000 and a post calling for dog photos has gone viral. (more...)
Egypt allocates financial compensations for train station fire victims Egypt allocates financial compensations for train station fire victims
- March 01, 2019

Photos showed a thick cloud of black smoke billowing around the station. Health officials said at least 25 people were killed and dozens more injured in the crash and ensuing fire. And while the cause of the most recent accident remains uncertain, people at the site of the crash appeared to be frustrated at the government's failure to revamp the railway network. (more...)

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