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Syria: SDF militia predicts ISIL's last fight to end imminently Syria: SDF militia predicts ISIL's last fight to end imminently
- March 15, 2019

The Syrian Democratic Forces renewed their offensive against the jihadists on March 1 after a weeks-long pause to empty the bombed-out bastion of non-combattants. The group still operates in remote territory elsewhere and it is widely assessed that it will continue to represent a potent security threat. "It hasn't happened formally yet, but they're looking at it", he said, and declaring that the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. (more...)
Cyclone Idai To Hit Zim Over The Weekend Cyclone Idai To Hit Zim Over The Weekend
- March 15, 2019

More than a million people have already been directly affected by the disaster. Storm-surge flooding may also spread farther up the river, inundating homes and businesses. The statement quotes a Southern Africa Regional weather analysis that says a deep and wide low pressure system in the Mozambique Channel developed into a Tropical Cyclone now named IDAI on March 11, at a distance of 900kms from southern Malawi border in Nsanje at a position 17.4 south and 43.2 East approximately ... (more...)
India's oil imports from Iran slump 60 pct in Feb y/y India's oil imports from Iran slump 60 pct in Feb y/y
- March 15, 2019

In so doing, this nation responded to a threat issued last week by Tel Aviv that it could act against what it calls Iranian oil smuggling to evade USA sanctions. For example, last year, one of Iran's tankers sank near China after a collision with another vessel. Besides China, India and Japan, Washington also gave South Korea , Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece the green light to keep buying Iranian oil, although it's unclear whether these waivers will be renewed when they expire in May. (more...)
Israel seeking U.S. recognition of its claim to Golan Heights Israel seeking U.S. recognition of its claim to Golan Heights
- March 15, 2019

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said that United States dropping the term "occupation" from the occupied Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan Heights is "a continuation of the hostile approach of the American administration toward our Palestinian people and is contrary to all United Nations resolutions". (more...)
Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- March 15, 2019

Hundreds of WA students walked out of class this morning, joining young colleagues in nation-wide strike over inaction on climate change . Local high school students plan to participate in the Global Youth Climate Strike on Friday, March 15, at 10 am. (more...)
Court rules Sandy Hook lawsuit against Remington can proceed Court rules Sandy Hook lawsuit against Remington can proceed
- March 15, 2019

Lanza used a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle during the shooting, which the plaintiffs argue is a similar weapon to the AR-15. As reported by David Altimari at The Hartford Courant , a Bridgeport Superior Court judge had dismissed the lawsuit in 2016, stating that it fell afoul of provisions in the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that shield gun manufacturers from liability when firearms they have made are used in crimes. (more...)
'Active shooter' situation in New Zealand during mosque attack 'Active shooter' situation in New Zealand during mosque attack
- March 15, 2019

Speaking to media after police had confirmed that one man was in custody following mass shootings at two mosques in the South Island city, Ardern said those responsible "have no place in New Zealand ". They were at the ground (Hagley Oval) and just started running. "Some were covered in blood". "I saw dead people everywhere", Peneha told AP. Meanwhile, Former FBC journalist Roland Koroi, says they have been instructed by police to stay indoors. (more...)
Senate urges halt to USA support for Saudi war on Yemen Senate urges halt to USA support for Saudi war on Yemen
- March 15, 2019

Saudi Arabia said that U.S. assistance was no longer needed. But the resolution will probably be struck down by Mr Trump's first veto since he took office. Some also contended that stopping USA support would help Iran, and potentially prolong the conflict by ending Washington's ability to influence Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a partner in the conflict, to pursue a sustainable political settlement. (more...)
Rajkot Police Reportedly Arrest 10 for Playing the Game — PUBG Mobile Ban Rajkot Police Reportedly Arrest 10 for Playing the Game — PUBG Mobile Ban
- March 15, 2019

The police seized the mobile phones of the individuals for "the goal of investigation" and it has charged the arrested individuals under the Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for violating the notification issued by Police Commissioner and Section 35 for playing PUBG despite ban Gujarat Police Act. (more...)
Minnesota Dems Looking for Primary Challenger to Ilhan Omar Minnesota Dems Looking for Primary Challenger to Ilhan Omar
- March 15, 2019

Sisa said in her apology, "At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I'm committed to doing that in the future". (more...)
Five injured as footover bridge collapses in Mumbai Five injured as footover bridge collapses in Mumbai
- March 15, 2019

The state's education minister, Vinod Tawde, said an audit of the bridge's safety was carried out a year ago. There is a severe case of negligence, if after a structural audit that has declared the bridge fit. "Mumbaikars feel very unsafe in the city, considering the frequent incidents of bridge collapses", the former MP said. The incident - the third footbridge collapse in the city in the last 18 months - occurred around 7.35 p.m.as the bridge was reportedly overloaded. (more...)
Witness says he saw 'dead people everywhere' after New Zealand mosque shooting Witness says he saw 'dead people everywhere' after New Zealand mosque shooting
- March 15, 2019

About 20 armed police are clearing buildings in the suburb of Linwood and police are warning people to stay indoors and to report any suspicious behaviour. Bangladesh are scheduled to play New Zealand in the third and final Test of the series starting from Saturday. An eyewitness told Radio New Zealand he heard shots fired and four people were lying on the ground, with "blood everywhere". (more...)
Ethiopian air crash: France to analyse Boeing's black boxes Ethiopian air crash: France to analyse Boeing's black boxes
- March 15, 2019

Aviation experts say other technical issues or human error can not be discounted. Some of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes are finding a temporary home in Windsor following near worldwide bans. Officials said they have opened a call-in centre that is available 18 hours a day to respond to questions. Blue plastic sheeting covered the wreckage of the plane. (more...)
Top Prosecutor Getting Set to Leave Mueller Team Top Prosecutor Getting Set to Leave Mueller Team
- March 15, 2019

Justice Department regulations governing special counsels give Barr latitude in deciding how much of the report to make public. Schumer accused Graham of blocking the resolution as a result of his request, saying, "Let the American people know that the Republican majority in the Senate, at least for now, is blocking a resolution that the Mueller report should be made public". (more...)
Islamic Jihad in Gaza fires two rockets at Tel Aviv area Islamic Jihad in Gaza fires two rockets at Tel Aviv area
- March 15, 2019

It said there were no reports of casualties or damage. The press service of the Israel Defence Forces confirmed that the sirens had sounded for the first time since summer 2014. "It is responsible for what happens within the Strip and what emanates from it". Earlier this week, Israel struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire on southern Israel, near the border. (more...)
Washington students will skip school Friday for youth climate strike Washington students will skip school Friday for youth climate strike
- March 15, 2019

Children at tens of thousands of schools in more than 100 countries are due to take part in the walkouts which began previous year when one teenager - Greta Thunberg - held a solo protest outside the Swedish parliament. "Everyone should be scared", she said . Some friends are "not into it at all", she suspects because they do not want to go out in the cold - the forecast is for hail on Friday. (more...)
Trump says Europe is 'being ripped apart' by Brexit Trump says Europe is 'being ripped apart' by Brexit
- March 14, 2019

But Britain would slash tariffs elsewhere on the vast majority of goods entering the country. The UK government has stated that it would closely monitor the effects of these tariffs on the UK economy. However, Simon Coveney, Ireland's foreign minister, voiced concern about the fact any tariffs at all are to be introduced on Irish agriculture by the United Kingdom government. (more...)
Soldiers 'cannot live in constant fear of prosecution' Soldiers 'cannot live in constant fear of prosecution'
- March 14, 2019

It is signed by the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, and lays out arrangements for soldiers who "are subject to investigations by the Police Service of Northern Ireland", or "who may be required to participate in other legal processes, such as inquests and public inquiries". (more...)
Brexit assurances significantly reduce risk of being trapped in backstop -Cox Brexit assurances significantly reduce risk of being trapped in backstop -Cox
- March 14, 2019

The Attorney General said additions to the Brexit deal secured by the Prime Minister in last-minute talks with the European Union on Monday night "reduce the risk" of the insurance policy for the Irish border in the vent that Brussels acts with "bad faith or want of best endeavours" in negotiations on a future trade deal. (more...)
IPhone ‘shields man from bow and arrow attack’ in Nimbin, NSW IPhone ‘shields man from bow and arrow attack’ in Nimbin, NSW
- March 14, 2019

Police say the suspect fired the arrow at the resident which punctured the man's cell phone. The attacker then fired an arrow but it hit the resident's smartphone and pierced it. NSW Police confirmed in a statement that officers were called to the 43-year-old's Nimbin home at around 9am yesterday following the alleged altercation. (more...)

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