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Sochi congress agrees to set up Syrian constitutional commission

Ansari added that Iran called on Turkey to urge the different opposition groups to attend the conference, however it appeared that Turkey's influence was limited. "But we were surprised that none of the promises made has been fulfilled". The regime flags were not removed from the conference banner and logo. At the congress in the southern Russian city on Monday and Tuesday - including representatives from Syria and the guarantor countries of Russia , Iran, and Turkey - a proposal to ...

Shopian firing: Indian Army files counter-FIR; one more protester dies

BJP, however, has asked the government to withdraw FIR against the army and instead register a case against the stone pelters. Ignoring the demand of her alliance members, Mehbooba Mufti said that the FIR lodged into the "unfortunate" Shopian killings would be taken to its logical end.

U.S. adds Hamas leader to list of global terrorists

In 2015, the Obama administration named two other Hamas figures, Yahya Sinwar and Muhammed Deif, as SDGTs. The designation means that any assets Haniyeh may have in the USA are frozen, while "US persons"-which include permanent residents, as well as citizens-are prohibited from "any transactions" with the Hamas leader".

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, accused of rape, arrested in Paris

Last year , Parisian newspapers reported two women filed complaints in France against Ramadan, one for rape in 2009 and the other for assault in 2012. Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, has furiously denied rape allegations from two women that emerged late previous year, as the Harvey Weinstein scandal unfurled in the US.

Ireland to vote on repealing anti-abortion amendment in May

The referendum will focus on the fate of the Eighth Amendment, the section of the Constitution that confers equal rights on a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland already had abortion , but it was unsafe, unregulated and unlawful . "We can not persist with a situation where women in need are risking their lives", he continued.

Angola Ends Contracts With North Korean Builder, Orders Workers To Leave

Aeronautics experts have said that North Korea will need a few more missile launches before they, or anyone else, can be sure that their missiles can reach the USA with a miniaturized nuclear warhead intact. "I do believe you used that phrase more than six months ago", she said. "Your great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all ..." As a matter of fact, Pompeo said that Kim Jong Un could be able to launch a nuclear attack at the United States sooner than many of us may think.

SpaceX Confirms Date for First Falcon Heavy Launch

He wrote: " Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good". A SpaceX rocket explosion has destroyed a launch pad before. But the Falcon Heavy is essentially three Falcon 9s strapped together, and it'll boast about three times the thrust of the Falcon 9.

McCabe Stepped Down Amid Pressure From Wray

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the Trump administration was not involved in McCabe's departure. Donald Trump became enraged after seeing footage of James Comey using a government-funded airplane the day after he fired the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, calling Andrew McCabe to complain about the trip-and call the former acting director's wife "a loser".

Modi urges opposition to pass Triple Talaq Bill

The Government on Sunday made a strong pitch for the passage of the Triple Talaq bill in the Budget Session of Parliament and added that it would "leave no stone unturned" to bring about a consensus on the issue. In his first such address to Parliament, Kovind is expected to outline the government's thrust on development and empowerment of people, especially those from backward and weaker sections, official sources said.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette vows thorough investigation into MSU

Green, who played at Michigan State under coach Tom Izzo from 2008-12, told reporters he wishes "the victims well on the road to recovery" during his post-game comments after the Warriors' win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

Penny-pinching Ikea founder had $77 billion

Ingvar Kamprad , who founded Sweden's IKEA furniture brand and transformed it into a worldwide business empire, has died at the age of 91. Copied by high-end fashion designers, the big blue reusable bag has been in the IKEA catalogue for 30 years and is possibly the company's most hard-working products.

Mattis stresses diplomacy in handling North Korea's 'reckless rhetoric'

Mattis' remarks came during a visit to U.S. Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii on the last leg of a trip that also brought him to Indonesia and Vietnam. Reuters writes that it could not independently verify that North Korean coal has been shipped through Russian Federation as described by its sources, or if so, whether the owners of the ships involved knew they were transporting banned goods.

Duterte claims United Nations 'useless' in India speech

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "isolated" and living in a "bubble", according to veteran USA politician Bill Richardson, who quit an global panel advising her government on the Rohingya crisis after clashing with the Nobel laureate. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque earlier explained that joining the condemnation against the situation in the Norther Rakhine state would only make things worse.

Reports Two People Stabbed In Maroubra

Newman (pictured here on the floor) was shot dead at Maroubra Junction Hotel on Anzac Parade after he stabbed a police officer at least twice. Police on Thursday said they were searching for Newman who was known to frequent the Sydney CBD, Redfern and the Nepean area.

Trump says Republicans will accept citizenship for Dreamers: CNBC interview

The White House's newly released legislative framework addressing DACA , funding for the border wall, and chain migration does not satisfy immigration restrictionist experts. "The immigration framework put forth by the Trump Administration is a continuation of the anti-immigrant stance this White House has taken from the beginning".

The Super Blue Blood Moon

Science enthusiasts now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a super blue blood moon in Kozhikode in Kerala. This makes it appear larger and brighter than usual, and this is obviously most impressive when it is 100% full. No matter: this month it is certainly true, as English writer and comedian Arthur Smith suggests: "The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance".

We want truth on train crash says Delrio (3)

The train with 6 coaches ran from the cremona at 5:30 in the morning. The accident happened at about 7 am (10am UAE time) near Segrate in Milan's northeastern suburbs. It is not yet clear what caused the crash. "The train was full as a lot passengers got on board at Treviglio". The most serious such event took place in July 2016, when two trains collided on a single-track section of the Bari-Barletta railway between the towns of Andria and Corato.

Syphilis-ravaged mummy is Boris Johnson's ancestor

Her coffin was unmarked, and there was no gravestone to identify her, although she was buried right in front of the altar, a symbol of great importance in her community. Anna Catharina was born in Basel in 1719 and spent most of her adult life in the French city of Strasbourg. She is likely to have contracted syphilis while caring for patients affected by the sexually transmitted disease.

California Authorities Worry State Could Run Out of Water Like Cape Town

After years of drought, dam levels are now at 17.2% of usable water, but that still hasn't prevented some people from cutting their water use. Journalists are calling it " Day Zero " and the date which was originally predicted to be April 22 has now been moved up to April 12.

VP Pence calls report on President Trump's alleged affair 'baseless'

The incident is alleged to have occurred just one month after Trump's wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron. In the complaints, Common Cause claims that "because the funds were paid for the objective of influencing the 2016 presidential general election", the $130K settlement should've been considered a campaign expense.

Suspect arrested in killing of 7-year-old

The murder of Zainab had sparked fury across Pakistan with two people killed in riots in Kasur and the hashtag #JusticeForZainab trending on social media, as celebrities, opposition politicians and ordinary citizens demanded action.

Turkey urged to show restraint against Kurds

The attack came as Turkey's military pushed forward with an offensive to clear Syrian Kurdish militias it considers to be terrorists from an enclave in northwest Syria . French President Emmanuel Macron also voiced disquiet, a few hours after Turkey's foreign minister said it wanted to avoid any clash with U.S., Russian or Syrian government forces during its offensive but would do whatever necessary for its security.

Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

Though the launch was only a test, Rocket Lab managed to launch three satellites into orbit for tracking shipping, weather and imaging. "This is the planet we have got and we have got to do our best to maintain it". "Today we took a significant step towards that", he said yesterday. "It's absolutely handsome", Beck told SpaceNews after the launch."It puts us into a really good position to really deliver on what we said many years ago, that we're here to open up space for business ".

Warmer day Tuesday with less wind in central Oklahoma

Winds will relax Tuesday afternoon with highs well into the 60s. The wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday . Wednesday, January 17: High: 22. In southeastern MA, along Bristol and Plymouth Counties and the Cape, dense fog and strong winds are likely. According to the National Weather Service , snow accumulations of 1-2 inches may cause travel difficulties overnight tonight into Wednesday .

Victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar are 'sister survivor warriors': judge

Nassar - who also served as a doctor at Michigan State - is being sentenced on multiple counts of sexual assault . "I, like all those that have spoken, didn't choose this circumstance to have the right to be standing in front of this podium today", she said.

United States government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?

Republicans in turn said they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats gave them the votes needed to reopen the government. The scene highlighted political stakes for both parties in an election-year shutdown. If not, he said, "it would be my intention to take up legislation" addressing those issues. The Senate over the weekend inched closer but ultimately fell short of a deal that could have reopened the government before the beginning of the workweek.

Trump to meet with British prime minister next week in Swiss Alps

Ahead of his visit to Davos in Switzerland on Monday for the World Economic Forum , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he looked forward to sharing his vision for India's engagement with the global community. Ahead of the summit, an annual WEF survey, likely to be discussed in detail during the meeting, showed that the world will see risks related to environment, economy and worldwide relations intensify this year with a majority of stakeholders expecting political or ...

Indy Makes Top 20 List For Amazon HQ

Vallejo was among those making presentations. "I'd be very surprised if we're suddenly going to switch course now and say that we found some pot of money that we frankly didn't think was worthy of putting in in the context of what really was going to make this the best place for Amazon to locate", he said.

Alabama promotes Mike Locksley to OC, adds two more coaches

He then served as a co-offensive coordinator alongside of Daboll this past season and also held the position of wide receivers coach. Locksley is no stranger to the Tide as the 48-year-old has been at Alabama since 2016 and was the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach this past season.

Russian Federation teen held after attacking pupils with axe, setting classroom ablaze

One of the victims, a 13-year-old girl, is reportedly in a coma. A teenager who is suspected of attack with an ax and a Molotov cocktail on one of the schools in the Sosnoviy Bor neighborhood in Ulan-Ude is detained. There are no confirmed reports of injuries relating to the blaze. The student then burned himself after setting off a Molotov cocktail in what was reported to be an attempted suicide.