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by | February 18, 2018 | 06:37

The IDF retaliated by firing tank shells at a Hamas watchtower. Palestinians look at the damage at a Hamas military facility early on December 9, 2017, in the aftermath of an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Israel holds the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas, with which it has fought three wars since 2008, responsible for any fire coming from the blockaded coastal enclave.

by | February 17, 2018 | 01:11

Sen has since been arrested by police and has undergone a series of investigations. According to the police, she told the Uttarakhand woman, known as Kamini, that she was the son of a businessman from Aligarh. Police say Ms Sen never allowed the women to see her body, and used sex toys to maintain the illusion she was a man. After conducting a medical examination, officers discovered she was biologically a woman.

by | February 17, 2018 | 01:00

Speaking at a joint news conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Cavusoglu also said Tillerson's visit marked a critical point for the future of the relations between two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Analysts say the level of tension was similar to 2003 when Turkey refused to let United States troops operate from its territory for the Iraq war, or even the aftermath of Ankara's invasion of Cyprus in 1974.

by | February 17, 2018 | 00:54

National Party MPs, who had just made a decision to keep supporting Joyce, immediately warned Turnbull against trying to "blast out" Joyce, accusing the prime minister of meddling with their party's leadership. "There is nothing that we dislike more than implied intervention into the party processes of the National party", Mr Joyce told reporters in Canberra on Friday.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:57

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said, "We believe we are close to an agreement", and added, "We are not exactly there just yet". Sinn Fein has accused its erstwhile partners-in-government of backing out of an accommodation allegedly struck last week, claiming the main unionist party balked at criticism of the rumoured deal from some of its supporters.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:59

The letter, in which Bill and Melinda Gates set out to answer "the 10 toughest questions " they get about their philanthropic endeavours, also took aim at Trump's plans to cut money spent to fight disease and poverty overseas. But, the millions of dollars they're donating for what they deem to be "good causes" could have been retained and spent by consumers like me. One question is, "Is it fair that you have so much influence?" And they argued in favour of working with big corporations ...

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:59

As it became clear police were to issue the recommendations on Tuesday night, Netanyahu gave a televised address to the nation, proclaiming his innocence and criticising the police. No one, not I, not anyone else, has plans to go to an election. Hinting the many times Police recommendations are not always accepted, he said, "It will be up to the attorney general to decide whether to indict him".

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:56

Stanford University's head of the Asian American Students Association, Jason Li said, " We strongly denounce Director Wray's comments, which fall in line with a long history of targeting, vilifying, and scapegoating immigrants under the cloak of national security ".

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:56

Snow is expected to continue into Thursday afternoon, especially along the Interstate 15 corridor. The arctic front will bring dry and very cold weather to Northcentral Washington on Monday with high temperatures only in the lower to mid-30's and overnight lows in the middle teens.

by | February 15, 2018 | 02:11

Deputy Chief Executive of Oxfam Great Britain, Penny Lawrence , handed in her resignation on Monday (February 12), expressing her "shame" and saying "she takes full responsibility" for the scandal. Oxfam received £31.7 million (35.7 million euros, $43.8 million) from state coffers a year ago. While acknowledging that most of those working in the worldwide development sector "do so in a diligent and appropriate manner", he added: "The Scottish Government will not hesitate to take ...

by | February 15, 2018 | 02:05

After a night in Mercy Medical Center, Redding, California, Michelle woke up and found that most of her cognitive function had returned - but she was speaking with an English accent. That's disturbing enough on its own, but this isn't even the first time Myers has experienced a headache-prompted voice change. According to the NHS, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare condition that affects connective tissue and results in skin that bruises easily and loose unstable joints.

by | February 15, 2018 | 02:02

Australians spent more than $23 million on Valentine's Day a year ago, new data from Commonwealth Bank reveals, and tomorrow's outlay is expected to be even greater. "What worked last year may not work this year". When asked when the spike for Valentine's Day begins, Reid says it varies, and while some are buying gifts early, the last two days before the date are by far the busiest days of the Valentine's season.

by | February 15, 2018 | 01:58

The prime minister appeared on Israeli television Tuesday minutes after police made their recommendations public. Police can make only a recommendation; the final decision to indict rests with the Attorney-General. Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev slammed Lapid as well, saying that "the only thing that was revealed Tuesday night was the true face of Yair Lapid, a failed politician who prefers to join the Rothschild Boulevard protesters and their guillotines threatening the prime ...

by | February 15, 2018 | 00:22

The US, which leads an global coalition that provided Iraq with key air support in the fight against ISIL, does not plan to pledge any money. Large parts of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, are still in ruins, more than six months after it was retaken by the government.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:29

Washington at the time said it was not ruling out the possibility that Russian contractors could have been among the attacking force. What happened in the U.S. Moscow's reticence on the matter underlines a key Kremlin balancing act: preventing anti-American sentiments stoked daily on Russian state television from getting out of hand.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:23

Mr Zuma's presidency has been marred by corruption scandals , slow economic growth and record unemployment. Mr Zuma faces a no-confidence motion in Parliament set for Feb 22, but has survived several similar attempts to oust him in the past.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:26

He said there should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations. Officials tell ABC News that the Russians plan not only to use social media to sow discord through "fake news" but are probing state election systems to see if they can be infiltrated.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:23

Speaking to Germany's Funke media group , Gabriel said he felt that while "in the eyes of the public I have clearly carried out my duties very well and successfully ..." Seeking to restore order, Schulz resigned with immediate effect on Tuesday and party leaders installed Scholz as caretaker SPD chairman.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:43

A Russian airliner has crashed moments after taking off from the country's second-busiest airport, killing all 71 people on board. Plane fragments were found strewn in a snowy field in the town of Ramenskoye about 25 miles from Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:36

He advised Mr Modi to take a leaf from the life of Basavanna, the twelfth century social reformer, who propounded the concept, Kaayakave Kailasa (Work is Worship). The former Karnataka chief minister said that the arrival of Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka will only bring good fortunes for the saffron party. He said, "But still Modiji comes here and speaks about corruption against us".

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:38

Russian Federation officially withdrew its forces from Syria in December 2017 after two years fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad, though hundreds of private military contractors from Russian Federation remain in the country.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:35

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also raised concerns about extrajudicial killings while visiting the country in November, specifically those related to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's violent crackdown on illegal drugs. The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim south, as well as against communist guerrillas in other parts of the mainly Catholic Asian nation.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:24

The Israeli Air Force then retaliated for the incursion by dispatching its fighter jets to hit government and Iranian targets in Syria, only for one of its F-16s to crash to the ground after coming under heavy anti-aircraft fire . "At dawn, the Zionist enemy carried out a new aggression against one of our military bases in the centre of the country", state news agency SANA reported.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:24

Col. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for the Israeli military, in a statement. The Saturday statement on Central Military Media, which is allied with the Syrian military, called a subsequent Israeli attack on a drone station in 's central Homs province a "terrorist act", warning of "a tough and serious response".

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:26

Professor David Held of Durham University said Miss Burt was "bright and outstandingly able". Police are investigating the tragic death of 20-year old Durham student Olivia Burt. In a number of heartbreaking tributes posted on social media, friends describe the student as "a bright, attractive and kind person". Chris Atherton, a spokesman for The Royal Yachting Association, of which Miss Burt was also a member, said: "Olivia's passion for sailing always shone through and all those who ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:22

The outlet reports that the CIA began meeting with the unidentified spy early previous year after he claimed to have cyberweapons stolen from the National Security Agency . He actually tried to once, as he handed a short video clip showing a man talking to two women over to a Berlin-based American businessman who was communicating on behalf of the U.S.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:20

The bill would also provide long overdue disaster funding for Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico months after hurricanes devastated homes, infrastructure and coastlines there. Trey Gowdy of SC, who helped draft the GOP memo, have said it shouldn't be used to undermine the special counsel. "I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits", he said on the Senate floor.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:18

We expect little or no snow accumulation. Tuesday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. In Billings, Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 21 and wind chill values as low as minus 25. "Overall, Morris County may see a snow/ice accumulation of 1-3". As of Thursday afternoon, the entire St. Louis area was under a winter storm advisory.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:16

Martin Schulz , the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), had previously decided he would accept the post of foreign minister in the country's new cabinet, counter to still earlier claims that he wouldn't do so, after the coalition talks with Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance succeeded.

by | February 10, 2018 | 07:00

The drop in bond prices and the subsequent rise in yields have kept equity investors nervous about higher interest rates and inflation. The broad market S&P 500 finished down 101 points, at 2,581. Strong economic performance and prospects with the then-recent United States tax reforms had fuelled a bull market which saw the measure's value rocket up 1,000 points in 12 days.

by | February 10, 2018 | 07:02

Prostitution is illegal in Haiti. Oxfam aid workers were taking part in "Caligula-style orgies" with prostitutes in the wake of the 2010 natural disaster which devastated the island and left 220,000 dead. Mercy Corps - which handed a job to one of the culprits - said it had received a positive reference from Oxfam in 2015. The charity said its trustees, the Charity Commission and DFID, as well as other major donors including the EU, WHO and United Nations agencies, were kept informed of ...

by | February 10, 2018 | 06:57

Some Democrats were already backing up Pelosi as the deal was announced Wednesday afternoon. He added that instead of focusing so much on the $15 minimum wage many in his party are fighting for across the country, Democrats need to focus more on what he called "economic aspiration" - jobs that pay $35 or $40 per hour.

by | February 09, 2018 | 04:58

But most Americans will eat it up. Trump was also at the gathering, and he was still thinking about that parade . The president made the request of top military chiefs in late January, after reportedly being impressed by a French Bastille Day parade a year ago.

by | February 09, 2018 | 04:58

The minority leader mentioned one DACA recipient named Javier, who didn't realize he was undocumented until he was applying for college. US Senate leaders, in a rare bipartisan compromise , reached a deal on February 7 to raise spending on military and domestic programmes by nearly $300 billion over the next two years, but the agreement infuriated some fiscal conservatives.

by | February 09, 2018 | 04:59

Giving details of the conspiracy, Khan revealed that the militants were plotting an attack on the police party to free Naveed but their initial plans included ambushing the police van when Naveed would be transported to court for the hearing.