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Russia's ambassador in United Kingdom requests meeting with Boris Johnson over Salisbury attack

Russia's ambassador in United Kingdom requests meeting with Boris Johnson over Salisbury attack We will of course consider their request and respond in due course'. Yakovenko also sent a personal note to Johnson, the embassy said, adding it hoped "the British side will engage constructively and that such meeting is arranged shortly". [Full Article...]

Palestinian Officials, Activists Denounce Israeli Aggression against Gazans

An AFP picture taken after he was wounded showed Murtaja wearing a press vest as he received treatment. "If there are provocations, there will be a reaction of the harshest kind like last week", Lieberman said on the eve of fresh protests expected on the Gaza-Israel border. [Full Article...]

Syrian Opposition Says Deaths In Douma Chemical Attack Top 100

Syrian Opposition Says Deaths In Douma Chemical Attack Top 100 Other activists report at least 35 people are confirmed dead but say that the toll is expected to rise as rescue workers make their way through hard-to-access basements in the bombed out suburb Damascus. Britain's Foreign Office also called the reports, if confirmed, "very concerning" and said "an urgent investigation is needed and the worldwide community must respond". [Full Article...]

Suspected Syrian gas attack reportedly kills 70 Douma

Suspected Syrian gas attack reportedly kills 70 Douma Volunteer rescue team The White Helmets - who first estimated up to 150 had been killed - tweeted graphic images showing bodies of men, women and children hiding in a basement. Douma is the last rebel stronghold in eastern Ghouta and has been the government offensive there has been the deadliest of the seven-year conflict. [Full Article...]

Palestinians killed in Gaza protests by Israeli troops

Palestinians killed in Gaza protests by Israeli troops The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Friday that 293 people were injured by live ammunition after Israeli forces fired on protesters who had gathered near the Israeli border in the besieged Gaza Strip. A statement from the Israeli military said: "The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) does not intentionally target journalists". Hamas and other groups are organising a six-week protest campai... [Full Article...]

Russian envoy requests meeting with United Kingdom foreign secretary

Russian envoy requests meeting with United Kingdom foreign secretary Two dozen countries have kicked out a total of more than 150 Russian diplomats in a show of solidarity with Britain, which blames Russia for last month's poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Her father remained critically ill but stable. Pierce told delegates that Russia's request to visit Yulia Skripal had been passed on and "we await her response". [Full Article...]

Syria Intensifies Operation in Douma, Makes More Gains

Syria Intensifies Operation in Douma, Makes More Gains The reports have not been independently verified. Moscow on Sunday rejected claims the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on the opposition holdout. In a statement , the department said: "Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including among families hiding in shelters". [Full Article...]

CSK beat MI by 1 wicket in IPL opener

CSK beat MI by 1 wicket in IPL opener N. Jagdeesan won the man of the match in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. I was disappointed that I was out in the last over. But I played the innings that put my team in a position to win. Krunal took a particular liking to England's Mark Wood (0-49), on his IPL debut, launching him for two sixes and crunching four fours from his final two overs, which cost 36 runs. [Full Article...]

Gaza-Israel border: A week of deadly clashes

Gaza-Israel border: A week of deadly clashes Murtaga was over 100 meters from the border, wearing a flak jacket marked "press" and holding his camera when he was shot in an exposed area just below the armpit. " Palestinians are actually calling today the 'Day of Tires, ' because they said they were going to burn tires to create a smokescreen so that Israeli soldiers on the other side of the border fence wouldn't be able to see them", Daniel... [Full Article...]

United States slaps sanctions on Russian oligarchs, govt officials

Russian state companies under the US sanctions will receive additional government support, Interfax cited Russia's Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov as saying. USA intelligence agencies say Russian Federation used hacking and propaganda in an effort eventually aimed at favouring Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton. [Full Article...]

Opposition parties joining hands fearing Modi: Amit Shah

Opposition parties joining hands fearing Modi: Amit Shah Referring to the no-confidence motion by BJP's old ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh, Mayawati also asserted that the BJP is isolated by its allies because of its overconfidence and ego. He accused the Opposition of not allowing the Budget session of the Parliament to function in an orderly manner. The BJP Yuva Morcha carried out a 3-kilometre lon... [Full Article...]

Press vest on chest, Gaza buries journalist killed by Israeli fire

Press vest on chest, Gaza buries journalist killed by Israeli fire Gaza's Hamas-controlled Health Ministry said nine people had been killed , including a television cameraman wearing a bullet-proof vest marked "Press", and almost 300 injured by gunfire. He died of his injuries shortly afterwards. "The IDF does not intentionally target journalists", it said. Palestinian U.N. envoy, Riyad Mansour , announced Friday that attempts by 14 of the 15 members of t... [Full Article...]

Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then

Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada , in charge of protecting privacy rights of individuals, said in a statement that it would investigate, along with their counterpart in British Columbia , whether Facebook and AggregateIQ gave unauthorised access to users' Facebook data. [Full Article...]

China threatens 'countermeasures' to United States tariffs

China threatens 'countermeasures' to United States tariffs In another tweet Friday, Mr. Trump said China gets "tremendous perks and advantages" because of global trade rules and said the World Trade Organization is unfair to the U.S. Asian oil traders are stumped by how Saudi Arabia derived its official selling prices (OSP) for May after the world's top oil exporter unexpectedly raised the price for its flagship Arab Light crude sold to Asian refiners... [Full Article...]

Syria withdrawal dilemma: Trump's Mideast strategy is as confused as ever

Syria withdrawal dilemma: Trump's Mideast strategy is as confused as ever Trump's response was to demand an immediate withdrawal of all American troops and an end to all USA civilian stabilization programs created to restore basic infrastructure to war-shattered Syrian communities. Documents presented to the president included several pages of possibilities for staying in, but only a brief description of an option for full withdrawal that emphasized significant risks an... [Full Article...]

Facebook will add an 'unsend' feature to Messenger in the coming months

Facebook will add an 'unsend' feature to Messenger in the coming months The social media company has been involved in a number of scandals just over the past week alone. Committee chair Damien Collins has said it was "astonishing" that Zuckerberg was not prepared to answer questions himself. To verify addresses, it will mail a postcard with a unique code that the recipient can then enter into Facebook. "So we have now disabled this feature". [Full Article...]

Body suspected to be from California cliff crash found

Body suspected to be from California cliff crash found The vehicle was found upside down in the surf at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff by passing motorists on March 26. Authorities work the scene of the March 26 fatal crash on the Mendocino coast near Mendocino, Calif., where the SUV carrying the Hart family off a cliff, killing all passengers. [Full Article...]

Forecast: Snow and cold on the way

Forecast: Snow and cold on the way Forecasters are calling for the possibility of light snow in Lincoln on Sunday , with chances of rain, sleet and freezing rain thrown in for good measure. Temperatures warmed into the 60s Thursday afternoon with mostly sunny skies. We will start to see some clearing through the rest of Saturday . Expect wind chills in the low to mid 20's late this evening. [Full Article...]

TDP MPs to meet President if Parliament adjourns sine die: Naidu

TDP MPs to meet President if Parliament adjourns sine die: Naidu RS Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien and Secretary General Desh Deepak Verma met the protesting MPs, requesting them to vacate the house but they refused to budge, saying they were fighting a "Dharma Yudh" for their state and its people and would continue unless their demand of a special status was met. [Full Article...]

White House Correspondents Dinner Host Taunts Sarah Sanders Over Trump Snub

White House Correspondents Dinner Host Taunts Sarah Sanders Over Trump Snub Trump had said in an interview aired on Friday on NY radio station 77 WABC that he probably would not attend the dinner , which normally features big names from the worlds of politics and entertainment as guests of media organisations. "In many cases they literally make up sources". Trump's negative RSVP came on the heels of another spat with a mainstream media outlet, namely the Washin... [Full Article...]


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