Thursday September 24-th, 2020

Erdogan says Syrian forces must pull back from Idlib posts Erdogan says Syrian forces must pull back from Idlib posts

Erdogan said the clashes amounted to a "new era" in Syria, and that any further attacks would be "responded to in kind". Speaking with reporters in NY, the United Nations chief expressed his apprehension about clashes Monday that saw eight Turkish ...

World Health Organization says coronavirus is 'not a pandemic' World Health Organization says coronavirus is 'not a pandemic'

China told the World Health Organization on Monday that it had shared full information about the coronavirus with Taiwan, and that outbreak communication had been "smooth" between the two sides. The Taiwanese government vocally denied this claim. W...

Former MLA, trade leader released from detention Former MLA, trade leader released from detention

Two Jammu and Kashmir politicians - Sajjad Lone and Waheed Para - were released today, exactly six months after they were detained by the central government ahead of the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir's special status past year. Since Sunday, a total...

Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, breaks into two after landing Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, breaks into two after landing

No-one died in the incident, Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan said. Footage from the scene shows the plane, apparently belonging to the low-priced Turkish airline Pegasus, broken into several pieces with flames coming from its fuselage.

Prosecutors seek to drop rape case against California doctor Prosecutors seek to drop rape case against California doctor

A lengthy investigation unfolded in the weeks that followed involving encounters dating back roughly 20 years, including Robicheaux's time in college and grad school. A message was sent to Rackauckas Tuesday seeking comment. At one point, the two m...

Hannity attracts record audience with Trump interview in front of Super Bowl Hannity attracts record audience with Trump interview in front of Super Bowl

By comparison, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spent $11 million on television and radio ads in Iowa during the entire caucus campaign, while former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg spent $10.3 million. "Together, let's KEEP AMERICA GREAT!" he...

UK's Johnson talks tough over post-Brexit trade with EU UK's Johnson talks tough over post-Brexit trade with EU

Both made it clear they would accept "no deal" before compromising on key issues. Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded from London by threatening to walk away from talks if the European Union tries to tie Britain too closely to its rules as a...

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 31 dead overall Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 31 dead overall

At least five people are dead and others are feared trapped following an avalanche in eastern Turkey's Van province, authorities said Tuesday. The governor of Van, Mehmet Emin Bilmez, said 23 rescuers' bodies were recovered from the mass of snow ...

Twitter announces new rules likely to kill some memes Twitter announces new rules likely to kill some memes

Generally, you can assume that as long as only one is met, content will likely just be labeled, but as soon as all three issues arise with some media, it'll probably get removed. Deepfakes are on Twitter's radar, too, as it looks for videos and imag...

Trump calls Bernie Sanders a 'communist' in pre-Super Bowl interview Trump calls Bernie Sanders a 'communist' in pre-Super Bowl interview

And former Secretary of State John Kerry , a prominent Biden supporter, was overheard by an NBC News reporter yesterday in Des Moines, talking about what he'd have to do to enter the 2020 race and prevent Sanders from "taking down" the party.

Florida troopers find drugs in bag labeled 'Bag Full of Drugs' Florida troopers find drugs in bag labeled 'Bag Full of Drugs'

Troopers noticed the bag in the vehicle during a traffic stop as the men were pulled over for speeding. Two men charged with drug trafficking could have done a better job hiding their wares than using a package labeled "Bag Full of Drugs", Florida ...

Evacuated Canadians Stuck In Wuhan Will Arrive Through Vancouver's Airport

The email says the delay was "due to circumstances beyond the control of the Government of Canada". "The government remains fully engaged on the issue, and will do all that is necessary to ensure the safety of Canadians, both at home and overseas",...

Coronavirus: Final UK flight to bring home Britons from Wuhan Coronavirus: Final UK flight to bring home Britons from Wuhan

Two people have died outside mainland China since the outbreak began. "We're not threatening the government, we just want to prevent the outbreak", said a nurse taking part in the strike. The World Health Organization cited such cases when it dec...

Coronavirus: Russia may deport foreigners with Wuhan virus, premier says Coronavirus: Russia may deport foreigners with Wuhan virus, premier says

Russia, which has restricted crossings along its 4,300 km (2,670-mile) land border with China , last week reported its first two cases of coronavirus, both in Siberia and both involving Chinese nationals. In Moscow's Domodedovo airport, one of th...

Labour frontbencher subjected to misogynistic comments for off-the-shoulder dress Labour frontbencher subjected to misogynistic comments for off-the-shoulder dress

Brabin addressed the wider harassment she received over her sartorial choice. The shadow culture secretary replied to the tweet: "Sorry I don't have time to reply to all of you commenting on this but I can confirm I'm not". Appearing on ITV's Lorr...

Turkey: Avalanche hits rescuers searching for earlier victims

In all, 13 people have died in the two avalanches on the highway near the mountain-surrounded town of Bahcesehir, in Van province, which borders Iran. The vehicle's operator and seven passengers escaped alive, according to Reuters. The state-run ...

PM launches UN Climate Summit in the UK PM launches UN Climate Summit in the UK

The UK government is changing its plans with regard to banning the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles, after its existing timeline was criticised for being too conservative to meet the overall target of carbon neutrality by 2050. The association call...

Police say Lesotho’s first lady to be charged with murder Police say Lesotho’s first lady to be charged with murder

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has also been questioned about the murder. Confirming the case, Deputy Police Commissioner, Paseka Mokete, noted that there was a "strong case" against the first lady and that investigations had been "satisfactorily co...

Britain tells its citizens to leave China if they can Britain tells its citizens to leave China if they can

There have been two confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.K. British Airways has suspended direct flights connecting London with Beijing and Shanghai until the end of the month. But other commercial flights to the United Kingdom remain available i...

Technical debacle in reporting vote clouds future of Iowa caucuses Technical debacle in reporting vote clouds future of Iowa caucuses

Sebastian's call was picked up as he was speaking on-air to Blitzer, but moments later Sebastian said he was hung up on. "I got to say, I'm a numbers guy and I'm still waiting on number for tonight", he told his supporters. The counting of vote...

Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China

As of Sunday, 16 foreigners in China had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus pneumonia, of whom two have been discharged from the hospital, Hua said. The woman, who returned to Vietnam with seven other coworkers overseas on the same flight, w...

Clarification on income tax payable by Indians employed in other countries Clarification on income tax payable by Indians employed in other countries

Ms. Sitharaman said that the government has reduced Income Tax, Corporate Tax and Minimum Alternate Tax all in the same year demonstrating the government's strong will to stand with every section of the economy . According to the country's Finance M...

Iowa Democrats drawn to two faces of change Iowa Democrats drawn to two faces of change

He said it was clear that there were wires being crossed over at the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) headquarters, and wrote an op-ed documenting his experience. "I think Iowa is a dumpster fire", said Dick Harpootlian, a SC state senator and longtime ...

Travel ban: Nigeria working on United States requirements - Onyeama Travel ban: Nigeria working on United States requirements - Onyeama

The restrictions announced on Friday bar Nigerians from receiving immigrant visas to live permanently in the United States. Nigeria "has room to grow in sharing important national security information", Pompeo said, standing beside Foreign Minister...

Trump appears to snub Pelosi when she tried to shake his hand

The late-night host admitted he found the entire situation perplexing. "That is wild. It's like if you're in the middle of firing someone who's belligerent at work but then you get interrupted by their birthday party". There's also the matter of Pelo...

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