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Author: 0 Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

And while battles between Turkish-backed rebels and Kurdish forces increase to the west of the Euphrates, Kurdish sources said Turkey had also crossed into Syria near Kobane, a symbolic town to the east of the Euphrates, to begin constructing a wall.

World Media Hoffenheim v Red Bull Leipzig in German Bundesliga
Author: 0 Hoffenheim v Red Bull Leipzig in German Bundesliga

Nottingham Forest's teenage Scotland global winger Oliver Burke has joined Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig for a fee of about £13m. The report suggests that Jose Mourinho's men would buy Burke and loan him back to The Championship side, while it also states that German giants Bayern Munich are interested in the star.

World Media Japan PM in Kenya to launch summit on African development
Author: 0 Japan PM in Kenya to launch summit on African development

Please see our terms of service for more information. This weekend's meeting, which will be attended by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South Africa's Jacob Zuma, amongst others, is the sixth edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development , or TICAD .

Author: 0 Palestinians and Israelis still favour 2-State solution

Ofran said this is the first such approval in more than a decade. During a press briefing , Mark C. Toner - deputy spokesman for the U.S. Department of State - said the expansion of Israeli settlements is opposed by the U.S. "Instead, what we are seeing is the implementation of the "right of return" to Jews only and at the expense of the protected (Palestinian) tenants".

World Media Two Manitoba First Nations men to talk about being switched at birth
Author: 0 Two Manitoba First Nations men to talk about being switched at birth

In a similar case last November, Luke Monias and Norman Barkman from Garden Hill First Nation - both born five months before Mr Swanson and Mr Tait - also learned from DNA testing that they were switched at birth. We have siblings that are hurt by this ", Eric Robinson added. Norway House First Nation has resumed calls for an inquiry. Complicating the already insane situation is that the hospital serves a remote indigenous reserve in northern Manitoba, which has led many Canadian ...

World Media Thai police found unexploded bombs in Phuket and Hua Hin
Author: 0 Thai police found unexploded bombs in Phuket and Hua Hin

National police Chief General Chakthip Chaijinda said today that there were similarities between the tourist spot bombings and those carried out by the separatists. Royal Thai Police Col. Krisana Patanacharoen said Friday that the bombings followed "a similar pattern used in the southern parts of the country" - a reference to a low-level insurgency in the largely Islamic south that has ground on for more than a decade and killed more than 5,000 people.

Author: 0 A Peace Deal Is Reached, What's Next In Colombia?

After more than half a century of conflict, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will announce a ceasefire Sunday to take effect at midnight local time. The rebel army was forced to the negotiating table after a decade of heavy battlefield losses that saw a succession of top rebel commanders killed by the USA -backed military and its ranks thinned by half to the current 7,000 fighters.

Author: 0 300000 refugees to come to Germany this year

The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Frank-Juergen Weise, told the newspaper that he expects a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year. Mr Weise said the country would attempt to find employment for all its new arrivals, but added the job of fully integrating the refugees " would take a long time and cost a lot ".

Author: 0 Challenger predicts victory as Gabon awaits vote results

Official results from Saturday's vote are due out on Tuesday and candidates are prohibited by law from making such announcements. But earlier this month, the main challengers pulled out and said they would all back Ping. Several people were killed, buildings looted, a ceasefire imposed and the French consulate in the economic capital Port-Gentil torched. "The Secretary-General urges all political stakeholders, in particular the candidates, to exercise restraint, abstain from any acts of ...

World Media Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks
Author: 0 Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks

Just a day before the latest revelations, Bannon found himself under the spotlight after it emerged that domestic violence charges were filed against him 20 years ago following an altercation with Piccard. "Mr Bannon never said anything like that and proudly sent the girls to Archer for their middle school and high school education", she said. The post Trump campaign chief registered to vote at empty Florida home appeared first on Vanguard News.

World Media US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric
Author: 0 US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric

But he dismissed the vice-president's comments that a USA federal court must decide whether Gulen should be sent to Turkey, instead demanding the cleric be handed over immediately. Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, plays a key role in the fight against ISIS. Biden's visit to the Turkish capital came as Ankara's military forces, working in tandem with US jet fighters, launched their first offensive into Syria to target Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters in the ...

Author: 0 Zuma says backs South Africa finmin but can't stop probe

Political activists protested in the capital Pretoria outside the offices of the Hawks , the elite police unit that is investigating Gordhan. "We must all do what we can to protect our National Treasury against those who want to plunder South Africa and steal from the poor", Hendrik du Toit, chief executive officer of Cape Town-based Investec Asset Management Ltd., which has about $109 billion under management, said in a Twitter posting.

World Media Central California fire forces more evacuations
Author: 0 Central California fire forces more evacuations

Fire crews overnight made progress containing an arson fire that has destroyed nearly 200 homes. The blaze was burning through the Rock Butte area and into Monterey County west of Lake San Antonio. According to the Southern California Edison outage map , there are still at least 100 customers without power due to the fire. Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency for 20 Washington state counties in response to wildfires that threaten homes and natural resources.

Author: 0 Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

Kurdish self-rule The Syrian Kurdish militia is closely linked to the PKK, an outlawed group that has waged a conflict for more than 30 years to win self-rule for Turkey's Kurdish minority, a battle in which tens of thousands of people have died.

World Media Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada
Author: 0 Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada

She won three straight tournaments in May, and shares the tour victory lead with the top-ranked Ko with four. The Kiwi world No 1 was already having a hot third round when she came up with this bit of magic on the eighth hole. Previous year back at Vancouver as a pro, she beat Stacy Lewis in a playoff. Close behind them is the most likely challenger to Jutanugarn this weekend: world No.

World Media Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria army
Author: 0 Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria army

There isn't a single armed man there". Rebel fighters pulled out of Syria's third city Homs previous year under a similar evacuation deal to the Daraya agreement. Liwaa Shuhada Al-Islam is also in the process of handing over two captured tanks and one BMP; these were seized during the four year long battle for Darayya.

World Media Funeral of Palestinian killed by Israeli forces attended by thousands in Ramallah
Author: 0 Funeral of Palestinian killed by Israeli forces attended by thousands in Ramallah

They then opened fire, killing him. Several unsourced Israeli news websites reported that no weapons were found on his body. Israeli media reported that the Israeli soldier suffered light wounds during the alleged attack. Israelis died in shooting, stabbing and car-ramming attacks. The occupied territories have witnessed a fresh bout of tensions ever since Israeli forces restricted the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August ...

Author: 0 Owen Smith blames Jeremy Corbyn for Labour finishing third in Holyrood election

Mr Corbyn's arts policy is the latest in a series of announcements as part of his campaign to retain leadership of the Labour Party. He said he had written to McNicol "to demand that members and supporters who are suspended or lose their voting rights are given clear information about why action has been taken and a timely opportunity to challenge the decision".

Author: 0 Canada restores its traditional UN peacekeeping role

Asked about a link between peacekeeping and the seat, Dion said "the only link is that Canada is back". In fact, Richard Gowan, in a highly insightful article earlier this month, makes the hard case that in places such as South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo , where the United Nations has "become entangled in fractious and arguably unethical relationships with national leaders who, driven by greed or fear, have little real interest in stable, open and inclusive political ...

World Media Weather warning: Thundery showers forecast to hit Lincolnshire on Bank Holiday
Author: 0 Weather warning: Thundery showers forecast to hit Lincolnshire on Bank Holiday

During the last August bank holiday weekend, the North West Ambulance Service received calls from someone whose contact lens hurt, a person with a blister and a member of the public who couldn't walk because they had a bent toe. The warning is in place from 11am tomorrow until 9am on Sunday. Leeds - Saturday will see a bright start but clouding over with some potentially thundery rain later, again a yellow warning is valid here.

Author: 0 US warship fires warning shots at Iranian boats

The incident occurred as the destroyer USS Nitze was travelling in the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday. In a later incident Wednesday, the destroyer USS Stout received what Urban called "an unsafe intercept" from the same Iranian vehicle that had received the warning shots from the USS Squall .

Author: 0 Earl Shilton's William Bradford Academy signs off with last GCSE results day

These will be the last set of results for the school as it prepares to merge with Heathfield Academy to create the Heath Lane Academy, an all-through 11-19 age school, which opens on Tuesday August 30. "I would like to thank the teachers for their hard work throughout the year". What is particularly gratifying is that these results demonstrate that students are making more than expected progress from their individual starting points.

World Media Police officer fatally shot in eastern Tennessee
Author: 0 Police officer fatally shot in eastern Tennessee

Stalans now has an active order of protection against him in Sullivan County. [August 25], two investigators assigned to the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force were in the area of Alcoa Trail on another investigation when the call of a domestic disturbance involving a firearm was dispatched.

World Media Longer sentence for Pistorius denied
Author: 0 Longer sentence for Pistorius denied

The State will on Friday again challenge a ruling by Judge Thokozile Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel had argued that deviating from the prescribed 15-year minimum sentence for murder "induces a sense of shock".

Author: 0 United Nations receives Syrian chemical weapons report

In addition, the report written by the committee states that ISIS used mustard gas in Aleppo. Today, the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced the results of a year-long expert, independent, and neutral investigation into multiple allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria.

Author: 0 Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue

Responding to Trump's immigration plan to step up deportation, the Clinton campaign said his extreme right-wing agenda "is fueling a risky movement of hatred across the country". Trump seemed to get the message his supporters wouldn't tolerate giving ground on the issue. Trump himself called Clinton a "bigot" this week, saying that she 'sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future'.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn condemns jeering of Kezia Dugdale at hustings

If they are found to associated with organisations the Labour Party deem unsuitable, their memberships might be revoked. Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale's name was even jeered at the heated head-to-head featuring the two men vying for the party's United Kingdom leadership.

Author: 0 National Park Service Creates 'Living Emblem' in DC

The C&O Canal National Historical Park will also offer free mule-drawn boat rides to mark the centennial. The act gave the President of the United States the official authority to create national monuments out of public lands that have historic or scientific significance.

Author: 0 Clinton: If Trump wins, the KKK 'could be running the country'

Clinton will hit Trump and his advisers in Reno for "embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America", a Clinton aide who previewed the speech told CNN on Tuesday. "I can say what we do at the foundation and what the donors expect from us is that our work is impactful and lifesaving, and it is". "Trump's newly installed brain trust", Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement, "completes Donald Trump's disturbing takeover of the Republican ...

Author: 0 Islamophobia Watchdog Group Vows To Sue Every Town To Overturn Burkini Bans

It said Villeneuve-Loubet's ban had "seriously infringed, in a manner that was clearly illegal, fundamental liberties such as the freedom to come and go, religious freedom and individual freedom". The French government is right to overturn the ban on burkinis. It is a whole other question where these bans stand in light of women's rights and France's claims to secularism.

Author: 0 Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

Kozak said an open confrontation between Turkey and the Kurds in Syria would undo much of the progress made working with the Kurdish forces against IS in northern Syria. The SDF has been the most effective opponent of IS on the ground in Syria and its fighters control an uninterrupted 400km stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border, from Iraq to the Euphrates, as well as an enclave around Afrin.

World Media Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'
Author: 0 Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'

The United Nations Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting on the launch at the request of the United States and Japan. A photo released on August 25 by North Korea's Korean Central Television , showing the submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that was test launched the previous day.

World Media Third bridge over Bosphorus to be opened today
Author: 0 Third bridge over Bosphorus to be opened today

The openings of bridges across the Bosphorus - the first in 1973 and the second in 1988 - have been landmark dates in the modern history of Istanbul. The project, in the north of the city, is one of many infrastructure developments in which Erdogan takes great pride and serves in political campaigns.

World Media Russia to stop Syria strikes from Iran base
Author: 0 Russia to stop Syria strikes from Iran base

Last week, Russian Federation announced that its Tu-22M3 bombers carried out combat missions in Syria from Iran's Hamadan airfield. No foreign power has based forces in Iran since World War II. But a day after the airstrikes began, Mr. Larijani, the parliament speaker, said cooperation with Russian Federation didn't mean Iran was handing Moscow ownership of one of its bases.