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Syria safe zones: Fighting 'eases' as plan takes effect

The opposition says a cease-fire should include all of Syria. It raised the prospect that after years of government opponents asking the USA and its allies for a no-fly zone to protect civilians from the Syrian military's bombings, it could end up being Russia , Syria's ally, that imposes one. [Full Article...]

Erdan: Barghouti's Strike Was Never About the Prisoners

Footage released by the Israel Prisons Service show the longtime prisoner secretly munching on a tortilla, while hiding in his cell bathroom. The hunger strikers have denounced the torture, ill treatment and medical negligence of Palestinian prisoners by Israeli authorities. [Full Article...]

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

Major General Hiwa Rash said two attackers blew themselves up at the entrance to the base and the other three were killed in a shootout with Kurdish forces. The statement also stated that the Afghan Director General Military Operations acknowledged that the border was in between villages and not at the ditch, which is well inside Pakistan, as was being perceived. [Full Article...]

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there' Investigators are said to have searched all over Europe for the woman, who was seen close to the apartment in Praia de Luz, Portugal from which Madeleine was taken. Speaking to the BBC's Fiona Bruce, the couple, from Rothley, Leicestershire, said they took heart from the "real progress" that had been made by the Metropolitan Police during the past five years. [Full Article...]

North Korea detains another American, investigates alleged crimes

The KCNA didn't say whether the two cases are connected. Kim is a former professor at Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China, close to the Korean border. David Lee, who also said he studied with Kim Hak-song in the United States, said Kim and his colleagues would send food to North Korea. "Therefore, we can not comment on anything". [Full Article...]

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger violently dragged off flight

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger violently dragged off flight David Dao - the airline and disgruntled passenger have settled the looming lawsuit. He added that he hopes other airlines will follow United's lead to improve passenger service with an emphasis on "empathy, patience, respect and dignity". [Full Article...]

Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible

Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are hoping to bring in big crowds at competing rallies in Paris as the unpredictable race nears its finish. "Macron is a pure marketing product", said 26 year-old Veronique Fornilli, an FN youth activist in the Paris region. French companies are stealthily preparing for the worst amid the growing prospect that Marine Le... [Full Article...]

New Hamas chief makes 1st public appearance in native Gaza

New Hamas chief makes 1st public appearance in native Gaza The newly-elected leader of Hamas , Ismail Haniyeh, has pledged his support for the Palestinian political prisoners now waging a historic mass strike in Israeli cells . At this stage, Hamas has no interest in initiating a round of military conflict with Israel in Gaza unless it believes it would further the goal of toppling the PA and assuming control of the PA's West Bank institutions. [Full Article...]

Kapil dares Kejriwal to oust him from AAP, says getting life threats

Kapil dares Kejriwal to oust him from AAP, says getting life threats The AAP-government in its fact-finding committee report to then Delhi Lieutenant-Governor, Najeeb Jung in August 2015, had suggested that a First Information Report (FIR) be filed against Dikshit and the ACB or the CBI should probe the matter. [Full Article...]

In South Africa, farmers get bail in racially sensitive case

In South Africa, farmers get bail in racially sensitive case Members of the media were attacked while reporting on the torching of the house. Residents from Coligny were upset by the court's decision and went on a rampage, setting three houses alight . their brothers get bail and they still come and point guns at us", one resident said. Earlier police dispersed a crowd of protesters, they've since regrouped and are throwing stones at officers. [Full Article...]

Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata

Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata Officials have not released the nature of the threat. The school district declined to name the instructor, but said that it will launch an investigation starting Monday. Photos circulated online of a Cinco de Mayo incident that showed students smashing a pinata with Trump's picture on it. A teacher at a high school in Weld County, Colorado was placed on leave following an incident with a Trump p... [Full Article...]

Euro hits six-month high, Asian shares firm after French election

The supporters of Emmanuel Macron were elated and relieved to learn their candidate won the French presidency on Sunday, writes The Local's Oliver Gee. She has worked for years to soften the xenophobic associations that clung to the National Front under her father, going so far as to expel him from the party he founded. [Full Article...]

Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

Parents and supporters of the missing girls - who have become a symbol of the conflict - last month marked the three year anniversary of the abduction, describing the situation as an unending "nightmare". "I can not express in a few words how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom,"Buhari told the girls surrounding him in his residency, a presidency statement said". [Full Article...]

Freeze watch in effect overnight as unseasonably-cold temperatures stick around

Freeze watch in effect overnight as unseasonably-cold temperatures stick around EC also warned of potential damage to crops in the areas affected by the frost advisory , suggesting residents bring tender plants indoors overnight. Environment Canada says unseasonably cool weather will arrive Sunday evening, with temperatures expected to plunge below the zero degree mark. Sensitive outdoor plants will be damaged or killed if left unprotected. [Full Article...]

Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday that four safe areas, or "de-escalation zones", agreed to by Moscow and its allies in the region, will go into effect at midnight on Saturday in Syria , while noting that it will still be a month before all of the details are fully hashed out. [Full Article...]

Tiffany Trump is heading to Georgetown Law

Tiffany Trump is heading to Georgetown Law Eric Trump, 33, told The Daily Mail in a statement that he's "so proud" of Tiffany . Georgetown's law campus, in Northwest Washington, D.C., is just a few minutes away from the White House, where her father is still settling in. Though Tiffany remained largely silent throughout her father's presidential campaign, she addressed the Republican National Convention after her father secured the nomi... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide win

France's CAC 40 fell 0.86% on Monday, Germany's DAX declined by 0.25%, and the FTSE 100 in London climbed 0.1%. USA stock futures ESM7, -0.19% YMM7, -0.22% were retreating about 0.2%, and the euro EURUSD, -0.5183% was at $1.0945, down from $1.0999 late Friday in NY, though the shared currency had topped $1.10 briefly to trade at the highest level since November. [Full Article...]

Pakistan dispatches supplies to southwest border villages

Pakistan dispatches supplies to southwest border villages Kandahar province police spokesperson, Zia Durani, said, "They [Pakistani team] did not heed the warning and we have clear orders to engage them", Reuters reported. Attempts by Pakistan to harden the traditionally soft border with Afghanistan through trenching and fencing that began in 2016 have been met with hostility by Kabul . [Full Article...]

Trump denounces 'dangerous anti-Semitism' in Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks

As president of the United States, Trump pledged he "will always stand with the Jewish people" and with Israel. "Today, we mourn, we remember, we pray and we pledge: Never again", Trump told the audience at the Capitol rotunda. The Trump campaign was accused of subtle anti-Semitism due to it's indirect associations with members of the alt-right and those allegations have followed the new adminis... [Full Article...]

Parisians React To First Round, Mull Le Pen's Chances

Parisians React To First Round, Mull Le Pen's Chances Macron came in first in Sunday's vote, with just over 23 percent; Marine Le Pen had 21 percent; Melenchon and Fillon each had 19 percent. She also fears the language Le Pen has used to describe refugees but does not believe she can beat Macron in the second round. [Full Article...]


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