Pentagon gets signals crossed over Iraq withdrawal. Confusion ensues

President Donald Trump had admitted that he had given the order to kill Soleimani and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that the operation was taken to thwart what he described as "an imminent threat". Mr Esper added the USA was still comm... More..

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Iran designates all U.S. forces 'terrorists' for killing top general Qassem Soleimani
by | Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Iran designates all U.S. forces 'terrorists' for killing top general Qassem Soleimani

According to Xinhua, Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, met Ahmad Jalali, ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on Monday and discussed tensions in the Middle East. "A few minutes ago his body wa...More..

Putin meets Assad during rare visit to Syria
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Putin meets Assad during rare visit to Syria

Russian Federation has been a main backer of Assad and has tipped the balance of power in his favor over the past four years with government forces now in control in most of the country. The US still has forc...More..

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

PM’s aide calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to apply for Number 10

He said: "Civil servants work tirelessly to make the machinery of government work for the public". His' post came after Rachel Wolf, who helped draw up the Tory election manifesto, said civil servants could b...More..

Facebook has banned deepfakes. Sort of
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Facebook has banned deepfakes. Sort of

The social network said late Monday that it's beefing up its policies to remove videos edited or synthesized in ways that aren't apparent to the average person, and which could dupe someone into thinking the vi...More..

Esper denies leaked plan of USA pullout from Iraq
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Esper denies leaked plan of USA pullout from Iraq

The head of the U.S. military's Task Force Iraq, Brigadier General William Seely, sent a letter to the head of Iraq's joint operations command on Monday, saying forces from the US-led coalition in Iraq would "b...More..

Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case: What is a Death Warrant
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case: What is a Death Warrant

In October, Tihar Jail officials informed the four convicts they had exhausted all their options for legal recourse, and were only left with the choice to file a mercy petition before the president of India ...More..

On the brink of cyber warfare: Attacks feared over US-Iranian escalation
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

On the brink of cyber warfare: Attacks feared over US-Iranian escalation

The mainstream media keeps saying power grids are vulnerable , as are banks and water systems. "In addition, information specialists are available at these libraries to assist the American public to locate F...More..

Misinformation crashes federal website
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Misinformation crashes federal website

The hashtag #WorldWarIII was one of the main trends on Twitter on Friday. On Friday, 3 December, Qasem Soleimani , the head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) elite Quds Force, and ...More..

Stampede At Funeral For Iran's Soleimani Kills At Least 32, Injures Scores
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Stampede At Funeral For Iran's Soleimani Kills At Least 32, Injures Scores

Mourners dressed in black held portraits of the Quds Force leader as they slowly moved through the streets of Kerman. There was no independent estimate of the actual turnout of people in Tehran . Soleimani's...More..

Rain and snow showers Tuesday
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Rain and snow showers Tuesday

Daytime temperatures topping out in the mid 30s. Showers chances continue through Saturday , and temperatures are even milder. Overall, today will be mostly cloudy and chilly. Calm wind becoming southwest ...More..

What Pelosi, McConnell are saying about impeachment trial
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

What Pelosi, McConnell are saying about impeachment trial

Republican sources however suggested that the Bolton breakthrough would not cause McConnell to budge from his position that the trial must start before a decision is made on witnesses. John Bolton , who was...More..

JNU: Javed mocks Delhi Police for naming Ghosh, 19 others in FIR
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

JNU: Javed mocks Delhi Police for naming Ghosh, 19 others in FIR

The FIRs were registered on the complaint of JNU administration on January 5, police officials confirmed. "Those guilty, including in the government, will have to be brought to account", tweeted CPI (M) gene...More..

U.S. will send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

U.S. will send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala

Migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. through Guatemala must request protection in the Central American country. His administration penned similar deals with Honduras and El Salvador past year. While their home i...More..

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Threatens Attacks On Vital US Ships | Political Junkie
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Threatens Attacks On Vital US Ships | Political Junkie

Britain was forced to escort its ships through the world's most important waterway for oil shipments for a time a year ago after Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait. "Under global la...More..

Forensic Pathologist: Epstein Autopsy ‘More Indicative of Homicide’ After Graphic Photos Surface
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Forensic Pathologist: Epstein Autopsy ‘More Indicative of Homicide’ After Graphic Photos Surface

In addition to the 60 Minutes TV segment, CBS published some of the photographs, a news article, a transcript of the broadcast and a five- minute supplementary video called " Jeffrey Epstein's Autopsy: A C...More..

Bollywood condemns attack on JNU by masked vandals
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Bollywood condemns attack on JNU by masked vandals

The Delhi police filed a complaint of rioting and assault against unknown people. "The brutal attack on JNU students & teachers by masked thugs, that has left many seriously injured, is shocking", tweete...More..

Boris Johnson says Iranian general was ‘threat to all our interests’
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Boris Johnson says Iranian general was ‘threat to all our interests’

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had spoken to him on Sunday morning in the wake of the killing of the head of the elite Quds Force, who masterminded Tehran's security strategy in the region. He was also blam...More..

Rescues, dead wildlife, destroyed homes: The impact of the Australian bushfires
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Rescues, dead wildlife, destroyed homes: The impact of the Australian bushfires

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has thanked all Fijians who have sent messages of sympathy and support to the Australian government, especially those that are suffering due to the tragic bush fires ....More..

Democrats fret as polls show Bernie Sanders surging in early primary states
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Democrats fret as polls show Bernie Sanders surging in early primary states

In Iowa , 38 percent backed Biden to beat the president, to 29 percent for Sanders, 24 percent for Warren and 21 percent for Buttigieg. The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll of Democrats registered in New ...More..

Police looking for party responsible for letting bed bugs loose in Walmart
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Police looking for party responsible for letting bed bugs loose in Walmart

On Saturday, yet another bottle with live bugs was found in the men's department near where belts are sold, police said. State Police confirmed to the outlet that Ecolab , a health safety company, showed up ...More..

Trump threatens Iran cultural sites: Is that a war crime?
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Trump threatens Iran cultural sites: Is that a war crime?

Trump had twice warned that he would hit Iranian cultural sites if Tehran retaliates against the US. On Trump's threat to Iranian cultural sites: "None of that could come out of the Pentagon". It also says...More..

Celeste Barber Raises More Than $17 Million For Firies
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Celeste Barber Raises More Than $17 Million For Firies

I am raising money for The Trustee for the NSW Rural Fire Service & Bridges Donations Fund and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Late yesterday, Barber's widely-shar...More..

John Bolton prepared to testify in Trump impeachment trial
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

John Bolton prepared to testify in Trump impeachment trial

He declined further comment. "If I were a Democrat in the House, I would be moving to re-open the impeachment on the basis of the newly-acquired evidence, these new emails of people getting instructions direc...More..

Croats vote to elect new president from candidates of two biggest parties
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Croats vote to elect new president from candidates of two biggest parties

Even though the presidency is largely ceremonial in Croatia , Sunday's election is important as a test ahead of parliamentary elections expected later this year. Social Democrats (SD) president Dejan Židan als...More..

Pink Pledges to Donate $500,000 to Help Fight Australia Wildfires
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Pink Pledges to Donate $500,000 to Help Fight Australia Wildfires

In her posts to Instagram and Twitter , she also mentioned the local fire stations and their web pages for donations so more people will be encouraged to help. The Australia wildfires started in September an...More..

Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey enters race
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey enters race

The shadow Brexit secretary will visit Brexit-backing Stevenage, Hertfordshire, which voted 59 per cent for Leave on Sunday as he makes his pitch to succeed Jeremy Corbyn. The human rights lawyer, who was appoi...More..

Man killed in shark attack off Australia
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Man killed in shark attack off Australia

She called him a "strong, gentle, man" who was a strong advocate for the apex predators. The death is the second fatality for the region in three years, and takes the total number of fatalities in WA since 20...More..

Iran exits Nuclear Deal amid rising tensions with the US
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Iran exits Nuclear Deal amid rising tensions with the US

The twin developments could bring Iran closer to building an atomic bomb and enable the Islamic State group to stage a comeback in Iraq, making the Middle East a far more risky and unstable place. After thousan...More..

Graham Suggests Changing Senate Rules to Start Impeachment Trial Without Articles
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Graham Suggests Changing Senate Rules to Start Impeachment Trial Without Articles

He has argued that this is because the case is too "weak" to convict the president. As a senior adviser, he was present for key moments that were investigated in the House's impeachment inquiry, including mee...More..

Pentagon chief denies USA leaving Iraq; Tehran crowds mourn commander
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Pentagon chief denies USA leaving Iraq; Tehran crowds mourn commander

The vote came following outrage over USA airstrikes in Baghdad on Friday that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and top Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, among eight others. The UK has reduced ...More..

USA military tells Iraq it's preparing for 'onward movement' in letter
by | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

USA military tells Iraq it's preparing for 'onward movement' in letter

Pro-Iran factions in the Iraqi Parliament have pushed to oust American troops following the killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad in a USA drone strike last week. But there's been no decision made to leav...More..

Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, doubles down on Iran threat
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, doubles down on Iran threat

Trump says Soleimani was planning attacks against Americans and said he would consider releasing intelligence reports that led him to direct the killing. Attacks on cultural targets could constitute a war crim...More..

CBP Denies Detention, Questioning of Iranians at US-Canadian Border Checkpoint
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

CBP Denies Detention, Questioning of Iranians at US-Canadian Border Checkpoint

The watchdog group said some were held and questioned for at least 11 hours. "Social media posts that CBP is detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the USA because of their country of ori...More..

Teenager found guilty of lying over Cyprus gang-rape 'terrified' of jail
by | Monday, January 06, 2020

Teenager found guilty of lying over Cyprus gang-rape 'terrified' of jail

Not in the circumstances, as the cases were clearly miles apart on facts, but in the reaction from the United Kingdom where a deeply-ingrained, and totally unjustified, belief is held that trials involving Brit...More..