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World News Asma Jahangir, leading human rights lawyer, passes away in Lahore
Author: 0 Asma Jahangir, leading human rights lawyer, passes away in Lahore

Jahangir was well-known for speaking up against human rights violations and was a staunch supporter of democracy. She was among the senior advocates in Pakistan and she co-founded Human Rights of Commission of Pakistan . Jahangir was also awarded a UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights and an Officier de la Légion d'honneur by France. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari said, "Shocked to hear @Asma_Jahangir passed away".

World News Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea
Author: 0 Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea

Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, showed Moon sat in front of Kim Yo Jong, rather than Kim Yong Nam, technically the more senior official present in the meeting and head of the North Korean delegation.

World News Erdogan calls Assad 'murderer of a million citizens'
Author: 0 Erdogan calls Assad 'murderer of a million citizens'

On the Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin , he said it was temporary and only against terrorists in that region. "We are yet again appalled by the recent reports of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons and the escalation of bombings that has resulted in dozens of civilian deaths in the last 48 hours, as well as the continued abhorrent attacks on civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, which resulted in increased displacement".

World News Odisha CM's Private Secretary's residence vandalised, Patnaik condemns BJP
Author: 0 Odisha CM's Private Secretary's residence vandalised, Patnaik condemns BJP

The miscreants stormed into the compound of the official quarters of V K Pandian, private secretary to the chief minister, and damaged flower pots. The decision for not involving Chhattisgarh CM for campaigning for the by-poll was taken in view of the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute between Orissa and Chhattisgarh in which the Supreme Court has ordered the Centre for formation of a Tribunal.

World News Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive
Author: 0 Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the helicopter was downed in southern province of Hatay and that losses such as this incident were expected to happen in battle time. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes targeted the town of Afrin and its outskirts, killing two people and wounding others.

World News Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day
Author: 0 Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

On 20 January Turkey launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG ) militia in the Afrin region, backing Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops. In eastern Ghouta, almost 400,000 residents are trapped by a tightening government siege and the violence. Eastern Ghouta is meant to be part of the "de-escalation zones" declared last year as part of an worldwide effort to reduce bloodshed in the almost seven-year-old civil war.

World News First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life
Author: 0 First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life

A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Miami , Mary Ross Agosta, said Morfii was sacked because "she broke the contract she signed when she began teaching at a Catholic school". "If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice". While many rallied behind the teacher on social media, there were some who agreed with the school's decision.

Author: 0 UN Considers 30-Day Ceasefire Demand In Syria To Deliver Humanitarian Aid

The US, which has backed the Kurds in the ongoing battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has called on Turkey to limit its military offensive in the Kurdish region. Washington, however, opposes their autonomy plans, as does Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. However, the term is usually used for the terrorists who have been killed in the operations.

World News Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement
Author: 0 Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement

The younger Kim's trip to the South marks the first time that a member of the North's ruling dynasty has visited since the Korean war, which ended in an armistice in 1953. North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from US aggression. Despite their differences, Moon and Abe chose to resume "shuttle diplomacy" as agreed past year and hold a trilateral summit between Japan, South Korea and China as soon as possible.

World News North Korea invites South Korean president to visit
Author: 0 North Korea invites South Korean president to visit

Moon provided Pence with a readout of the historic luncheon between the North and South. Officials traveling with Pence said it would be fair to characterize his failure to interact with the North Koreans as a mutual decision, with neither side making any public overtures.

World News Turkish T129 attack helicopter shot down in Afrin
Author: 0 Turkish T129 attack helicopter shot down in Afrin

In a video posted online by the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces, a helicopter is seen flying over a tree-lined hill and another helicopter is captured during its crash. Ankara was angered by the fact that the main force behind the SDF is the Kurdish People's Protection units (YPG), linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

World News US Airstrikes Kill 100 Russian and Syrian Fighters, Reports Say
Author: 0 US Airstrikes Kill 100 Russian and Syrian Fighters, Reports Say

Hundreds of their fighters are heading up north to fight the Turks, who consider all Kurdish fighters terrorists. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, then a vice presidential candidate, speaks in NY on November 9, 2016. BOWMAN: It was to defeat ISIS, but now what you're hearing from people like Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is we're going to stay to prevent the return of ISIS 2.0, and we're going to make sure the peace process, the talks in Geneva, take hold.

World News First Warning Forecast: Tracking mild temperatures and scattered showers
Author: 0 First Warning Forecast: Tracking mild temperatures and scattered showers

Good spells of sunshine are expected between the showers, nearly unbroken in many places. It will be cooler, with highs in the upper 50s and showers throughout the day. Sunday looks cooler with more clouds and mixed showers possibly changing to rain showers late in northern NH and rain and pockets of freezing rain south giving way to rain showers during the afternoon.

World News Corea del Nord: parata militare per 70esimo anniversario nascita Forze armate
Author: 0 Corea del Nord: parata militare per 70esimo anniversario nascita Forze armate

Ma proprio nelle stesse ore la sorella e rappresentanti di tutta la società nordcoreana, dagli atleti agli artisti e ai politici, sono al sud per celebrare l'inizio dei Giochi. E poi la signora dirige il Dipartimento Propaganda e Agitazione che gioca un ruolo chiave nella costruzione dell'immagine del regime: seleziona le foto dei test missilistici da diffondere, sceglie quelle di Kim Jong-un in visita a fabbriche e asili che vengono riprese dalla stampa mondiale e studiate ...

World News Pyeongchang Olympics, part 1
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The unified team was formed after the two Koreas reached a deal to compete under the same flag at the Games, and at Friday's opening ceremony athletes from both nations marched together into the arena. Switzerland defeated Korea 8-0. Sung said all Olympic events were running as scheduled Saturday. Moon said the two countries should "make it happen" and urged the North to restart negotiations with the U.S.

World News Ice Hockey: Unified Korean team try to focus on game, not politics
Author: 0 Ice Hockey: Unified Korean team try to focus on game, not politics

Abe said he had confirmed with Moon the need to maintain strong pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, reiterating Tokyo's stance that " talk for the sake of talk is pointless". Park declined to call it a cyberattack and said she didn't want to speak in detail since organizers were still trying to identify the cause. Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has shared the American skepticism of warming North-South relations and pressed ...

World News Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut
Author: 0 Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

Analysts welcomed North Korea's invitation, but said Mr Moon should proceed with caution. Speculation was high that Kim Jong-un would propose an inter-Korean summit when he sent his sister to join the North's Olympic delegation. According to the aide, Moon made no direct mention of the North's nuclear arms program during the meeting on Saturday. The dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong, and the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, were seated a row behind.

World News Grassley Renews Effort To Impugn The Author Of The Trump Dossier
Author: 0 Grassley Renews Effort To Impugn The Author Of The Trump Dossier

The Justice Department has not commented on the criminal referral. On Feb. 2, the day the "Nunes" memo was released, after it was approved by the House Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Devin Nunes (R-CA), and approved for public issuance by President Donald Trump that day, then Senator Grassley fired off a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S.

World News Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls
Author: 0 Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls

Sri Lanka's ruling parties in the unity government suffered humiliating defeat at the local government elections held on Saturday at the hands of the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Sirisena was voted into office on the strength of support mainly from minority Tamil and Muslin communities. Former President Rajapakse was defeated by Sirisena in a Presidential election in January 2015.

World News Gareth Bale dropped to Real Madrid bench
Author: 0 Gareth Bale dropped to Real Madrid bench

They blew Real Sociedad apart in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu, taking the lead inside a minute through Lucas Vazquez and finding themselves four goals ahead by the interval. Asier Illarramendi , the former Madrid midfielder, then made it 5-2 from close range. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 13 points as they ran out 1-0 winners against Toulouse .

World News 'Lady Mahatma' Mamata Banerjee Should Lead The Opposition: Hardik Patel
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Hardik Patel also revealed that Mamata Banerjee had invited him to join the TMC and manage its affairs in Gujarat. He even went on to compare her to Indira Gandhi/Lady Gandhi. Patel said he was impressed with what he saw in Bengal - which he said was nothing like what's said of the state - and promised to work together to "build a better India".

World News Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal
Author: 0 Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a bipartisan two-year budget agreement Wednesday that would provide almost $300 billion more for defense and non-defense spending , a step likely to avert a Friday government shutdown and end a months-long impasse on spending priorities.

World News Controversial poster on Renuka's laughter episode crops up in UP
Author: 0 Controversial poster on Renuka's laughter episode crops up in UP

Senior leaders of city and district Congress committees feigned ignorance about the poster, while the BJP leaders termed it as an attempt to seek publicity. "We condemn it. He should apologise", he said. Sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat said Chowdhury met Naidu in his office in parliament and submitted a written notice.

World News Trump defends decision to keep
Author: 0 Trump defends decision to keep "political and long" Democratic memo under wraps

The memo alleged that senior Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials improperly secured surveillance warrants to target a former Trump campaign adviser. Ultimately, the decision may not be up to Trump, but he continued his offensive against the Democrats' counter memo on Saturday morning. It is said to indicate that the court was made aware of the political motivations behind the information provided by Steele, but that specific Democratic organizations were not ...

World News Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony
Author: 0 Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

At the luncheon, Moon proposed a toast, calling for peace and "mutual prosperity" for the two Koreas. Moon recalled his past visit to the North's Diamond Mountain resort, where he and his mother met his North Korean aunt during a temporary reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

Author: 0 Meeting ends between SKorean leader, N. Koreans

There have been mounting tensions between the two halves of the peninsula, particularly since Pyongyang past year began testing rockets capable of reaching the U.S. South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn a request that the South provide fuel to a North Korean ferry that transported more than a 100 artists for performances marking the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

World News Egypt conducts massive operation against militants in Sinai
Author: 0 Egypt conducts massive operation against militants in Sinai

Col. The military aircraft struck " terrorist concentrations and hideouts " in the area through the night and in the early hours of Saturday, Reuters reports, citing the officials. Most of the terror attacks were carried out by the so-called Wilayat Sinai (Sinai state or province), a Sinai-based group affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) regional terrorist group.

World News Ragbir safe from deportation for now
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South Asian Americans Leading Together released a statement urging Indian Americans and the community to attend the 9 a.m. rally. "So what you see here is not just about Ravi". The lawsuit also discusses Ragbir's time while in custody with ICE. The 2012 Morton memo set out priorities for deportation. "The broad discretion exercised by immigration officials has been abused in a cynical effort to punish those who disagree with the administration", wrote Ragbir's attorneys.

World News Indian PM in Palestinian Authority Visit
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is on his second visit to the UAE, will have a busy schedule in the Emirates today where he will meet the Indian community and also deliver a keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai. The unilateral United States decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was challenged at the UN General Assembly where 128 nations, including India, voted to turn down the move as "null and void".