Thursday July 20-th, 2017

New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza

Relations between Hamas and Egypt have recently begun to improve, with a visit to Cairo this year by Mr Haniya. Meshal now lives in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was elected chief of the group's political bureau, a ...

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call

Train systems were hit in Germany and Russian Federation, and phone companies in Madrid and Moscow. A top Russian mobile operator said Friday it had come under cyberattacks that appeared similar to those that have crippled some United Kingdom hospi...

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

Ms Alhassan said Nigeria's government has no regrets about exchanging Boko Haram commanders for the schoolgirls' release. The newly released girls will join that programme. The U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, said it supported the provision of educ...

Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists killed in Handwara encounter; search operation underway Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists killed in Handwara encounter; search operation underway

A villagers points out damaged wall of a house after mortal shelling from Pakistan, at Jhanghar village area near the Line of Control (LoC) at Nowshera sector 145km about from Jammu on Sunday. "We have found some other evidence also among the war- li...

With more than four months of delay, Nigeria's lawmakers pass 2017 budget With more than four months of delay, Nigeria's lawmakers pass 2017 budget

President Buhari is out of the country for a follow-up medical treatment. Before the president left the country, he handed over affairs to his vice Professor Yemi Osinbajo who now holds the position of the acting president. "We are very much in f...

James Clapper: Our Institutions 'Are Under Assault' Both Externally and Internally

On Sunday Clapper continued calling on the country to tune in, as he weighed in on the state of the U.S. government. "I think in many ways our institutions are under assault", Mr Clapper told CNN's Face the Nation on Sunday. The South Carolina Repu...

Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, who was heading that investigation. The White House declined a request for confirmation. The US missile strike angered Moscow and led Lavrov to declare that "it's sad how damaging this is to the alre...

ICE Just Rounded Up More Than 1000 Suspected Gang Members ICE Just Rounded Up More Than 1000 Suspected Gang Members

A total of 1,378 suspects were arrested, with 1,095 confirmed gang members. According to ICE, 280 arrests were soley immigration-related. ICE calls it the largest gang roundup in its investigative branch's history. Authorities seized 238 firear...

Justice Karnan moves apex court seeking recall of conviction order Justice Karnan moves apex court seeking recall of conviction order

Along with the Chief Justice of India, six judges - Justice Dipak Misra, Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Kurian Joseph - had initiated suo motu contempt proceedings agains...

Jordan reiterates supporting east Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Local media sources , meanwhile, identified the Jordanian citizen as Mohammed Abdullah al-Kasaji. JERUSALEm: A Jordanian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead, police said .

Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

This sends Spicey (on his podium) all the way to NYC to find his boss, fighting NYC traffic like we've all seen in those clips from Friday. Melissa McCarthy hosted " SNL " for the fifth time Saturday, bringing her wicked Sean Spicer impersonation...

Israel dismisses USA concern over embassy move to Jerusalem Israel dismisses USA concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

A Jordanian man was shot dead Saturday in an alleged stabbing attack in East Jerusalem , according to Israeli police. The Jordanian Foreign Minister called the shooting of its citizen "An abominable crime", not referencing how and why he was shot de...

Sushi linked to painful parasite Sushi linked to painful parasite

The case involved a 32-year-old man , in Lisbon, who was found to have the parasite larvae on his gut lining. According to the British Medical Journal , parasitic infections are on the rise , and it's probably because we can't seem to stop stu...

All you need to know about China's OBOR summit

After the MoUs and agreements were signed, Xi told Sharif that the bilateral ties remain "a priority for China" and Beijing was willing to enrich the "all-weather" strategic and cooperative partnership with Pakistan . The Gwadar port across the wate...

U.S. prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Now our greatest fear materialized when Attorney General Jeff Sessions just released a memo to prosecutors, calling on them to push for the "most serious" charges against people, hoping to trigger mandatory minimum drug sentences. This policy utili...

Paris prepares for Emmanuel Macron inauguration Paris prepares for Emmanuel Macron inauguration

Macron angered fellow centrist Francois Bayrou and faced mockery from his opponents after his La Republique En Marche (REM, The Republic on the Move) party unveiled more than 400 candidates for crucial parliamentary elections in June. Mr Macron, 39...

Drayton Manor theme park incident Drayton Manor theme park incident

A spokesman for Drayton Manor said the park would reopen on Saturday but added the Splash canyon ride would remain closed. Drayton Manor has not yet announced when the park, in Tamworth, Staffordshire, will reopen and Staffordshire Police could not...

N/Assembly for the first time publishes its 2017 budget breakdown N/Assembly for the first time publishes its 2017 budget breakdown

The National Assembly has passed the 2017 appropriation bill into law after much delay that held up the document for five months . The Senate will spend N1,856,510,517 on personnel costs; N25,111,332,147 as total overhead costs and N4,430,923,222 a...

Visiting New Albany Company, Paul Ryan Talks Taxes But Not Comey Visiting New Albany Company, Paul Ryan Talks Taxes But Not Comey

Ryan toured the shop floor at Prestige Paints before taking questions from Delavan-Darien High School students who participate in a program at the company. Ryan was in Delavan Friday touring Geneva Supply. Sonette Tippens from the town of Linn hold...

Lebanon blames Israel for anti-Hezbollah telecoms hacking Lebanon blames Israel for anti-Hezbollah telecoms hacking

While Jerusalem is pleased with the progress being made in the fight against ISIS, Israel is concerned of the role that Iran would play in the region and Syria "the day ISIS is defeated". Since that war, Israel has conducted strikes against Hezbollah...

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