Rocket attack hits near U.S. embassy in Iraqi capital: USA military source

The attack was the latest in a recent series of rocket and mortar strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. The Indian Express is now on Telegram. He provided no further details . It came after the USA authorized the killing top Iranian commande... More..

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Fire at unauthorised orphanage in Haiti claims 15 children's lives
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Fire at unauthorised orphanage in Haiti claims 15 children's lives

An investigation is under way to determine the exact cause of the fire and identify the people responsible for the orphanage. Contacted for comment, a woman who answered the Church of Bible Understanding's te...More..

China's Hubei reports 1,843 new coronavirus cases
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

China's Hubei reports 1,843 new coronavirus cases

Meanwhile, outside China , there have been more than 500 cases in almost 30 countries. The number of deaths and new cases from China's COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak spiked dramatically on February 13 after...More..

Afghan president hopeful a US-Taliban peace deal could come within days
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Afghan president hopeful a US-Taliban peace deal could come within days

A senior USA official said on Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect very soon and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan . The n...More..

Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis rips across Britain
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis rips across Britain

A spokesman for British Airways said they are "merging a small number of Heathrow short-haul flights to the same destination and using larger aircraft where possible to minimise disruption", while a spokeswoman...More..

Yemen rebels say dozens killed in Saudi-led airstrikes
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Yemen rebels say dozens killed in Saudi-led airstrikes

According to General Yahya Saree, the spokesman for the Ansarullah movement, the fighter jet was downed with an advanced surface-to-air missile, while it was was carrying out an attack over the province of Al-J...More..

Erdogan, Trump discuss ways to end crisis in Syria's Idlib
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Erdogan, Trump discuss ways to end crisis in Syria's Idlib

Turkey will not remain silent while Syrian government forces surround Turkish military posts in Syria's Idlib region, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments reported by NTV, as Ankara and Moscow trade bar...More..

New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in France
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in France

He arrived in France on 16 January and was placed in quarantine in hospital in Paris on 25 January, she said. All the previous deaths outside mainland China due to COVID-19, the disease the virus causes, ...More..

Phase One Trade Deal Includes Deadlines for U.S., China
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Phase One Trade Deal Includes Deadlines for U.S., China

However, the USA has to meet some deadlines as well. The fast-spreading virus has killed 1,370 people and infected about 60,000, almost all in China, constraining the world's second largest economy and handin...More..

by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Dublin Airport confirms multiple cancelled flights due to Storm Dennis

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: "Another spell of very wet and windy weather is expected for Saturday ". Hurricane-force winds of up to 98 miles per hour and monster waves that could reac...More..

by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Death toll in China surges past 1,500

The new virus first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in early December. Xi was previously seen as taking a backseat in the crisis while authorities in Hubei and Wuhan faced public fury over thei...More..

France Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside Of Asia
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

France Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside Of Asia

While the overall death toll in China due to the deadly virus increased to 1,523 on Saturday, only three deaths had been previously reported outside mainland China - in Hong Kong , Japan and the Philippin...More..

Bloomberg Support Tops Other US Democratic Presidential Contenders
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Bloomberg Support Tops Other US Democratic Presidential Contenders

Twenty-four per cent picked Senator Bernie Sanders , another 24 per cent picked former Vice President Joe Biden, while 21 per cent chose Bloomberg. The latest Morning Consult poll finds Sanders at 29 per cen...More..

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to expand mission in Iraq
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to expand mission in Iraq

In a tweet, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote that the Allied Defense Ministers have theoretically cooperated and coordinated to enhance NATO's training mission in Iraq. Little wonder, then, tha...More..

Deal with Taliban promising but not without risk: US Defense Secretary
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Deal with Taliban promising but not without risk: US Defense Secretary

All-Afghan peace talks would then begin within 10 days as part of the plan, which envisions the phased withdrawal of USA forces over 18 months. U.S. But, he said, "we have to give peace a chance". President...More..

After Erdogan Supports Pakistan on Kashmir, India Asks Turkey Not to Interfere
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

After Erdogan Supports Pakistan on Kashmir, India Asks Turkey Not to Interfere

In his address at a joint session of Pakistan's Parliament on Friday, Erdogan compared the "struggle" of Kashmiri people with that of the fight by Turkish people against foreign domination during the World ...More..

Vietnam turns away cruise ship over coronavirus fears
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Vietnam turns away cruise ship over coronavirus fears

According to The Australian , health officials are testing a Singaporean man who became sick following a respiratory complaint on Friday. NSW Health said thousands of passengers, including the elderly, are o...More..

Spring Flood Forecast Outlook
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Spring Flood Forecast Outlook "Grim" on Missouri River Below Sioux CIty

The Iowa River at Iowa City historically has a less than 5 percent chance of reaching its major flood stage of 26 feet and that's the likelihood for this spring as well, the Weather Service reported. Kelly Serr...More..

by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

"Reclining" Passenger Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against American Airlines

Doing so may just anger some passengers. Wendi later shared the footage to her Twitter account, and captioned the post: "Here's a great jackhole!" Wendi Williams told TMZ she was on an American Airl...More..

Flood Watch in effect, heavy rain, flooding likely this week
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Flood Watch in effect, heavy rain, flooding likely this week

While it is a very small chance, damaging winds and a non zero tornado chance are the main threats. Repeated rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms will cause serious flooding concerns along area waterways th...More..

White House memo on Soleimani strike makes no mention of imminent threat
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

White House memo on Soleimani strike makes no mention of imminent threat

When Trump announced on January 3 that he had ordered the drone strike that killed Soleimani, he said the general was "plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel". Secre...More..

Last month the warmest January recorded on Earth, US agency says
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Last month the warmest January recorded on Earth, US agency says

The next month was the hottest January recorded, NOAA says, and researchers are investigating the possibility of a new record high temperature in Antarctica recorded in early February. Ringing alarm bells o...More..

Huawei faces new U.S. charges of IP theft
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Huawei faces new U.S. charges of IP theft

On Thursday, Justice Department unsealed updated charges against the Chinese company, a year after federal officials formally indicted Huawei for sidestepping USA sanctions against Iran and trying to stea...More..

Trump's trusted aide Hope Hicks goes back to White House
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Trump's trusted aide Hope Hicks goes back to White House

Current White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham referred to Hicks as "one of the most talented and savvy individuals I have come across". But another reason Hicks could be returning to 1600 Pennsy...More..

Inhofe, Lankford oppose war powers resolution
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Inhofe, Lankford oppose war powers resolution

The US Senate voted 55-45 to approve SJRes 68 Thursday, ordering the removal of any troops engaged in hostilities against Iran. The resolution gained traction in Congress after Trump ordered the strike...More..

Industry, passengers left stranded as anti-pipeline blockades shut rail service
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Industry, passengers left stranded as anti-pipeline blockades shut rail service

The railway said Thursday it was starting a progressive shutdown in the East, while Via Rail cancelled all service on CN tracks in Canada. Asked at a news conference whether Justin Trudeau should get invo...More..

Sudan government reaches settlement deal with USS Cole terror attack victims
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sudan government reaches settlement deal with USS Cole terror attack victims

The U.S.S. Cole , a Navy destroyer, was attacked by suicide bombers in an explosive-laden skiff as the destroyer was preparing to refuel in the Yemeni port of Aden on October 12, 2000. The nearly simultaneous ...More..

Delhi court sends Sanjeev Chawla to 12 days police custody
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Delhi court sends Sanjeev Chawla to 12 days police custody

Based on the progress of the investigations, the cops could ask for a further remand, but following that Chawla would be shifted to the Tihar Jail before the judicial proceedings begin. India made the extraditi...More..

Trump Contradicts Himself; Admits To Entire Ukraine Scam
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Trump Contradicts Himself; Admits To Entire Ukraine Scam

Emboldened after his impeachment acquittal , President Donald Trump now openly admits to sending his attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to find damaging information about his political opponents, even thou...More..

Europe reports first coronavirus fatality, after Chinese tourist's death in France
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Europe reports first coronavirus fatality, after Chinese tourist's death in France

According to the report, the woman arrived in France on 16 January and was put in quarantine in hospital on 25 January. The vast majority of those suffering from the virus are in China . "His daughter also has...More..

Zhang Xiaoming replaced as head of HKMAO
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Zhang Xiaoming replaced as head of HKMAO

According to observers, the shocking removal of Zhang Xiaoming announces "more direct control" by President Xi Jinping over the two territories. Xia served as Xi's deputy when the president was party secretar...More..

United States warship seizes suspected Iranian weapons in Arabian Sea
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

United States warship seizes suspected Iranian weapons in Arabian Sea

According to a CENTCOM statement , the dhow was carrying 150 Dehlavieh anti-tank guided missiles, described by USA officials as the Iranian versions of Russia's Kornet anti-tank missiles. An "inter-agency an...More..

Johnson asserts control over govt, finance minister quits
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Johnson asserts control over govt, finance minister quits

Johnson's aides had previously played down suggestions, based on Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings's well-publicized desire to see a radical reorganization of government, that there would be major chang...More..

Searchers have located the body of missing hiker Stephanie Simpson - 14-Feb
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

Searchers have located the body of missing hiker Stephanie Simpson - 14-Feb

It comes after search teams zeroed in on the area after finding her backpack and hiking boots earlier in the day. Sgt Mark Kirkwood, from West Coast search and rescue, said: "The family are understandably gri...More..

World Health Organization chief thanks Cambodia for accepting Westerdam cruise ship
by | Saturday, February 15, 2020

World Health Organization chief thanks Cambodia for accepting Westerdam cruise ship

MS Westerdam left Singapore on Jan 16 before being turned away by Japan , Taiwan , Guam and the Philippines . The scramble in Tokyo to close its ports came on the heels of a surge in confirmed cases in ...More..