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Global Media IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria
Author: 0 IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria

IS is on the defensive across most of the territory it still holds in Syria, with an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters pressing towards its most important bastion, Raqa in the north. commandos have been training and advising local forces fighting IS. "They were brought with all forms of deformations but majority appear to have died as a result of gunfire", he told the AP news agency.

Global Media Army will give adequate response to ceasefire breach on border: Jaitley
Author: 0 Army will give adequate response to ceasefire breach on border: Jaitley

But as far as those who are killing people we can not extend the same facility to them. Those killing people have to be treated as a serious insurgency problem and dealt with accordingly, he said. "Their actions were conspiracy not only against Indian state but also against residents of Kashmir Valley". He said the expose is a confession by these people and he is sure the agencies concerned will take necessary action.

Global Media Japan approves law to let emperor abdicate
Author: 0 Japan approves law to let emperor abdicate

The bill will now pass to the parliament, where it is widely expected to be passed. The government rushed to devise new legislation after Akihito, 83, suggested in a rare televised address last summer that he feared his age and declining health would leave him unable to preform official duties.

Author: 0 Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

Trump's visit to Riyadh, the first stop on his maiden worldwide trip since taking office in January, will include concluding political and commercial agreements with Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. Saudi Arabia adheres to an ultraconservative interpretation of Islamic law . The White House is not releasing a comprehensive itinerary for Mrs Trump, citing security concerns.

Global Media Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction
Author: 0 Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

He declared his acquisition to much excitement on his Instagram handle. It was Basquiat's night, with five of the artist's works realising a combined $129.3 million. A week ago, a 1982 Basquiat self-portrait that had been featured in a number of major retrospectives sold for $57.3 million at a Christie's auction in NY.

Author: 0 Syria calls US air strike "terrorism", Russia says "unacceptable"

The U.S. -led coalition is also supporting the force with airstrikes. When five Syrian military vehicles persisted in approaching the base, the US conducted a "show of force" with two warplanes to persuade them to halt. A State Department spokeswoman said on May 17 that the US would continue to pressure the Russian government to drop its support of the Assad regime.

Global Media What to know about travel ban appeals
Author: 0 What to know about travel ban appeals

Circuit Court of Appeals, who listened to arguments for more than an hour in a Seattle courtroom, did not clearly indicate how they were leaning and asked pointed questions of both sides. Trump has frequently been critical of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Katyal responded that Trump could remedy his "taint" by taking a number of actions, including working with Congress to enact new measures.

Global Media Macedonia opposition leader given mandate to form government
Author: 0 Macedonia opposition leader given mandate to form government

In 2015, Gruevski's nemesis Zaev began releasing tapes which appeared to show mass surveillance and top-level corruption under the VMRO, sparking huge street protests on both sides. However, making such changes seems nearly impossible, as they would need a two-thirds majority in the parliament which would be impossible without VMRO-DPMNE MPs, who are sternly against them.

Global Media Kentucky's unemployment rate increases to 5.1% in April 2017
Author: 0 Kentucky's unemployment rate increases to 5.1% in April 2017

Employment in Australia continued to trend higher last month, causing the Euro Australian Dollar (EUR AUD) exchange rate to tumble as investors welcomed the news. In a separate federal survey of business establishments that excludes jobs in agriculture and people who are self-employed, Kentucky's seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 600 jobs in April 2017 compared to March 2017.

Author: 0 Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators

After stepping up in the opener of the Eastern Conference final, the Ottawa Senators forwards look to put the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on the ropes Monday when the teams reconvene at PPG Paints Arena for Game 2. Sidney Crosby needs to start scoring for Pittsburgh . "I think we've got to simplify the game a little bit", said Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan.

Global Media China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism
Author: 0 China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said on Sunday Canberra was receptive to exploring commercial opportunities presented by the initiative, but any decisions would remain incumbent on national interest. "The worldwide community's warm response to the Belt and Road Forum for global cooperation also speaks volumes for that". He said deep-seated problems in global development had yet to be addressed effectively, with worldwide trade and investment sluggish, and economic globalisation ...

Author: 0 Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

The calls and messages happened between April 2016 and November 2016, according to Reuters . The report is the latest revelation in the slow-motion auto crash unfurling at the White House, after Donald Trump reportedly shared highly classified information with Russian officials and allegedly pressured former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's ties with Russia.

Global Media With new president, new faces for French parliament
Author: 0 With new president, new faces for French parliament

Macron's victory in the May 7 presidential runoff has reconfigured the political landscape with his winning campaign as an independent that upended decades of left-right politics in France. "This is is a good thing, it shows they've been able to resist it", she added. "And every vote for me and my team will strengthen my hand in those Brexit negotiations", she said .

Global Media Texas lands top prep recruit Mohamed Bamba
Author: 0 Texas lands top prep recruit Mohamed Bamba

In his letter, the Harlem (New York) native said he bonded with Shaka Smart when he played under the Texas coach on Team USA (U18) last summer. The Longhorns' class now ranks fourth nationally, according to 247Sports . "I can't say enough about the strides my friend Jarrett Allen made this past year", Bamba wrote . "Oh, and the weather. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to some sunshine after 19 years of NY and Philly winters!" Speaking with MLive at the McDonald's All-American ...

Global Media Voices of Iranians ahead of presidential election
Author: 0 Voices of Iranians ahead of presidential election

If he wins, the backlash from more conservative forces may be swift. Taxi driver Ali Mousavi, too, is one of millions of Iranians fretting about the economy's continued torpor despite the lifting of sanctions under Rouhani's deal with world powers to curb Iran's disputed nuclear program.

Global Media Hawaii senator plans surgery for kidney cancer
Author: 0 Hawaii senator plans surgery for kidney cancer

After a series of tests, the Hawaii senator was then diagnosed with kidney cancer that is also present in her seventh rib. She will be treated at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital by a kidney cancer specialist. Kouchi said Hirono has his full support. Senator Hirono said she is already looking forward to coming back to the Senate after she recovers. ABC News reported that the plan her doctor has for her includes surgery that Hirono will undergo to have her right kidney removed.

Global Media Germany considering Jordan, Cyprus for anti-IS base
Author: 0 Germany considering Jordan, Cyprus for anti-IS base

Turkey's refusal is linked to Germany's recent decision to grant asylum to Turkish soldiers and officials stationed at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bases, who have been termed as disloyal officials by Ankara after a failed coup in Turkey in July 2016.

Global Media Schoolgirl escapes Boko Haram, says Nigeria's presidency
Author: 0 Schoolgirl escapes Boko Haram, says Nigeria's presidency

The Nigerian government announced on May 6 that 82 Chibok girls, many of them Christians, had been freed by the Islamist militant group. Aside from the Chibok girls, Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of other people during its eight-year insurgency, which is aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in north-eastern Nigeria.

Global Media Bill protecting Confederate monuments passes La. House after fiery debate
Author: 0 Bill protecting Confederate monuments passes La. House after fiery debate

Though the proposed legislation mentions all wars, Monday's debates were centered around the Civil War and Confederate monuments . A House criminal justice committee voted 9-8 against Democratic Rep. The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it". Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge. The predominately Black city has taken three of them down already, drawing harsh rebukes from Confederate apologists, as well as white supremacists.