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Ten gunned down near China "Belt and Road" projects in Pakistan

The bodies of the victims were transported to their hometown in C-130 military aircraft. The victims were building a road in the port city of Gwadar when assailants on motorbikes fired at them and fled the scene. It bears mentioning that the latest attack is pivotal in the backdrop of development going on in Gawadar and Pakistan's burgeoning ties with China.

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast take over several cities

The revolt began in Bouake early on Friday before spreading quickly, following a pattern similar to a mutiny by the same group in January that paralyzed parts of the West African state and marred its image as a post-war success story. "This isn't normal. If there's a demand to be made, I think it has to be done peacefully", said Lacine Tia, who works in the city center. Meanwhile, around 100 elite Republican Guard troops were seen taking positions against the mutineers in Abidjan , ...

I was going to fire James Comey regardless of recommendation: Donald Trump

According to the White House, one of the many reasons Comey was sacked was because he failed to stop sensitive leaks of information to the media. The White House and vice president Mike Pence have said the president acted on the recommendation of the USA attorney general Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

Two freight trains collide near Jamshoro leaving 4 injured

The train service stands suspended at Karachi-Hyderabad track on the heels of the accident. Scores of people were wounded in the wake of the collision. Passengers affected by the crash have been given full refund of their tickets by railway authorities. The liquid fuel from the two trains spilled on to the rail track.

Merkel: Germany not 'first in line' to boost troops in Afghanistan

Australia must also brace for providing financial aid to Afghanistan for many years to come. "Our biggest challenge is the Taliban". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today he was considering the request made late last month by NATO's military authorities, without specifying the details of it.

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A "Strong Supporter" Of Hillary Clinton

Yates briefly led the U.S. Justice Department until Trump fired her on January 30 for declining to defend his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Do you support or oppose them? Press Secretary Sean Spicer also alleged that the former acting attorney general, who is from Atlanta, is an anti-Trump partisan.

Talks under way to secure release of more kidnapped schoolgirls

Lawyer Zannah Mustapha, mediator for Chibok girls, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria, May 8, 2017. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Satu. Alhassan said there was need to help the girls forget the trauma they experienced from the bush. "The release of the Chibok girls might appear to have been delayed but we take cognizance of the fact that all hopes were lost in the months after their ...

Mahrez slip spares City, Swansea close on safety

That was 29 minutes in and two more goals were to follow before the break. Seven minutes later, it was 2-0 with Jesus confidently converting a spot kick after Sane had been felled by Yohan Benalouane . This win, achieved courtesy of first-half goals by Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton , lifted Swansea four points above the relegation zone.

Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

Mr Comey's farewell letter to the FBI seemed to indicate he felt the Russian Federation investigation should continue. Trump fired Comey without giving any prior indication, but took 18 days to fire Flynn. Is he saying that he chose to fire Comey because he considers the Russian Federation investigation to be a "made up story?" "If Russia or anybody else is trying to interfere with our elections I think it's a terrible thing and I want to get to the bottom of it and I want to make ...

Korea to dispatch veteran politician to China forum for possible fence-mending

The call to Moon took place just a day after he took office and comes amid increased regional tensions over North Korea as well as the deployment of a USA missile-defense shield in South Korea. The two leaders also agreed to strengthen their alliance, the White House said. As president, Moon must find a way to coax an increasingly belligerent North Korea to ease its nuclear and missile threats.

Trump Says Russia Must Be "Laughing" At US Over Comey

Two days ago, in a Fox News interview , Sanders, the president's principal deputy press secretary, said the White House wants the investigation into the Russian Federation scandal to end. "Those words don't leave a lot of room for interpretation, so I think it's pretty clear what he meant", she said . "Then he gets to the end and he said she's free as a bird", Trump said.

Acting FBI director undercuts White House on Comey firing

The Trump administration has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. Over the last two days, White House officials repeatedly had said Trump did not decide to sack Comey until after he met with Sessions and Rosenstein in the Oval Office on Monday.

Trump hosts Russians, Kissinger at White House day after Comey firing

The Russian foreign minister rejected claims that Moscow interfered in the election that sent Trump to the White House as "fabrications". There had been no plans to immediately broadcast images from the meeting. Ties soured further in April after the US blamed a Russian ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, for a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians and Trump ordered that some 60 cruise missiles be fired at a Syrian air base in response.

NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

A total of 48 NHS trusts in England and 13 NHS health boards in Scotland were crippled in the global attack on Friday when a ransomware virus infiltrated dozens of NHS organisations. In February 2016, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California said it had paid a $17,000 ransom to regain control of its computers from hackers.

Trump says Comey was 'showboat' and he planned to fire him anyway

Donald Trump said Thursday he asked his now-fired FBI director on three occasions whether he was the target of ongoing investigations, stoking allegations of presidential interference. Leaders of the US intelligence agencies, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA chief Mike Pompeo, testifying on Thursday said they agreed with that finding.

Canadian Press NewsAlert:Green candidate wins seat in BC legislature

The Grade 11 students, who will be eligible to vote in the next provincial election, also learned about what to expect when they head to the polls for the real thing. Our interactive results tracker above will update in real time as votes are counted. Andrew Wilkinson, advanced education minister in Clark's government, said definitive results might not be available until the end of the month when absentee ballots and judicial recounts must be completed.

PM Modi congratulates French President-elect Macron

Macron's party now has no seats in parliament. Guillaume Balas, who co-ordinated Mr Hamon's platform, said Mr Valls "excluded" himself from the party with his allegiance to Mr Macron's movement. Party spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Valls had not applied to the party's selection committee and had 24 hours left to do so. Macron's camp has not embraced Valls, however.

Israel summons Sweden's ambassador over support for UNESCO vote

The resolution was held on Israel's 69th Independence Day, as the country was preparing to celebrate 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem and the start of its military control over the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem . " UNESCO's decision is freakish", said Netanyahu, "and this harrassment has a price". Palestinian National Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki welcomed the resolution in a statement.

Family: Slain Boston Doctors Were 'Loving, Vital People'

The prosecutor said Boston police received two 911 phone calls - one from the front desk at the luxury Macallen Building in South Boston to report that it had received a concerned call from a friend of Field, and the other call from the friend himself.

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomeware

Across an ocean, Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer for the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, was doing his own analysis. "While the attack is unfolding, we remind users to install MS17-010 if they have not already done so", Microsoft said in a blog post , warning that "the attack is still active, and there is a possibility that the attacker will attempt to achieve persistence by reacting to our detection response".

USA may apply laptop ban to Europe, UK flights

While DHS spokesman David Lapan told the news agency that no official announcement would come Thursday, he did confirm DHS Secretary John Kelly met with United States senators from relevant oversight committees to brief them on classified issues including " threats to aviation ".

Crude inventories drop sharply, as imports decline

Oil price gains since November were slashed off after OPEC and other oil producers, including Russian Federation granted to cut output, valuing 1.8 million bpd. But more recently the upturn has stalled and last week worries about how long it would take to reduce the supply glut sent Brent crude below $47. "Chief among (the) oil market's worries is that the renewed rise in US oil production is reducing the speed at which the supply surplus is being eroded", Fawad Razaqzada, market analyst at ...

Musa vs Hizb: Wani heir quits day after warning Hurriyat

Delivering his speech in Urdu, Musa said, "From now on, I am not associated with any organisation". Zakir Musa, who was heading the Hizbul Mujahideen, quit the militant outfit on Saturday after the group refused to back his statement warning that Hurriyat leaders would be beheaded for calling the Kashmir issue "political".

Trump says will solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict in conference with Abbas

Turning to Abbas, the president added, "I think there's a very, very good chance , and I think you feel the same way". Donald Trump has vowed to work on brokering peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Lerman said in a conference call hosted by The Israel Project, which publishes The Tower, that Trump's approach to the peace process would mark a return to the stance adopted by former Secretary of State James Baker, who said, "we can not want peace more than the sides themselves".

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's hanging

It further asserted that, in violation of the Vienna Convention, the Pakistani authorities were denying India its right of consular access to Jadhav, despite repeated requests. Pakistan rejected 16 applications of India for diplomatic reach to the Jadhav, added Indian ministry. Aziz said after the Hague-based ICJ stayed the execution of 46-year-old Jadhav.

China supports dialogue between Pakistan, India on Kashmir issue: Nawaz Sharif

The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by China in 2013 and comprising the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along, and beyond, the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

Next expose will jolt people of Delhi: Kapil Mishra

Mishra, however, ignored their advice. AAP counterparts, BJP and Congress supported Mishra's allegation while an AAP leader said, "Mishra is taking tools of protest that we had used, and then attacking the party that he has grown with". She was asked to reply to 18 written questions. He is very stubborn. Mishra has alleged that the investigation into the tanker scam was repeatedly delayed and influenced by Kejriwal and two of his associates.a year ago in August, Dikshit was examined by ACB ...

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram in swap deal

The girls were welcomed by the Nigerian president's chief of staff. Buhari said the Presidency would personally supervise the performance of those entrusted with their welfare and commitments made by the Federal Government on their health, education, security and general well-being.

Israeli cabinet approves defining Israel as Jewish nation

Opponents of the bill drafted by MK Avi Dichter (Likud) argue that the bill gives primacy to Jewish citizens but Netanyahu said "there is no contradiction at all between this bill and equal rights for all citizens of Israel". "German president said he is excited to visit Glvat Haviva, an institution that promotes Jewish-Arab dialogue and hope to find peace on the basis of two-state solution which he believes is the only reasonable perspective".

Netanyahu throws strong support behind Jewish nation-state bill

Critics slam the bill as discriminatory against Israeli Arabs, who make up more than 20 per cent of Israel's population of 8.7 million, as well as other minorities. The bill is a watered-down version of past proposals for a "nation-state" law that were abandoned amid criticism that they would prioritize Israel's Jewish identity over its democratic values.

Donald Trump was ready to fire James Comey on entering White House

Trump anxious about recorded conversations - and recording his own conversations - well before he got into politics, according to former Trump Organization executives. Russian Federation denies the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. Burr was referring to Trump's Friday morning tweet in which the president threatened the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

Ex-French PM Valls wants to be part of Macron's En Marche!

But the party has yet to pick dozens of other candidates for the 577 seats at stake in the June elections, hoping more politicians from other parties will switch sides. The socialists were resoundingly beaten in the first round of the French election on April 23 in which Hamon received only 6.36 percent of the vote.

Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Among those interviewed was Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond, Virginia, office. In the tweet, Trump also warned Comey about leaking to the press: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning.

Trump says he considered 'this Russian Federation thing' before firing FBI Director Comey

But he later told NBC he was "going to fire him regardless of the recommendation". "My decision", Trump said . Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, "the president will be meeting with Acting Director [Andrew] McCabe later today to discuss that very thing - the morale at the Federal Bureau of Investigation - as well as make an offer to go directly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation if he feels that that's necessary and appropriate".

Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, demands details of foreign tours'

Hazare further stated that firstly he would study on this matter in detail and thereafter, he shall speak. "The whole world knows about Kejriwal's credentials and he (Mishra) should give evidence to back his claim". Mr Mishra, however, has refused to get admitted, Dr Salam said. He said he would expose the names involved in the tanker scam on Sunday. Mishra was earlier removed as Delhi's Water Minister on Saturday.