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by | March 19, 2018 | 14:45

The thousands of civilians streaming out of the enclave into regime-held areas on Saturday mostly came from this southern sector, it said. The Syrian Army now controls 70 percent of the total area of East Ghouta, an agricultural belt of 115 square kilometers bordering Damascus .

by | March 19, 2018 | 14:21

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy both took their fellow Republican to task in separate interviews Sunday. That would presumably mean that Trump's attorney should have nothing to fear from the Mueller investigation, Gowdy added on Sunday.

by | March 19, 2018 | 15:00

This review is where all parties in Parliament make decisions about how future parliaments will operate and is the best place for all politicians to discuss any long term permanent changes to Question Time. Corin Dann of TVNZ1's Q+A talked to Green Party and Climate Change Minister James Shaw, about why his party had made a decision to give their primary question every session to the opposition.

by | March 19, 2018 | 14:22

Dana Walden, a senior at the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, addressed her classmates, asking why they were participating in the walkout. "Nothing about this is going to be easy", he said in a live-streamed video posted on Twitter . While Wednesday's walkout attracted just a handful of people who stopped by to observe their vigil, participants said they were grateful to the people who braved the cold and winds.

by | March 19, 2018 | 14:01

Yu said the flames rapidly spread from the second floor, reportedly a casino gaming area, emitting thick smoke that engulfed the hotel and which made it more hard for rescue teams to look for survivors. Senior Inspector Crossib Cante, chief of the Manila Bureau of Fire Protection Station 3, said they recovered the body of Jo Cris Sabido last. Arson investigators said the fire quickly spread, engulfing close to 600 houses built of light materials, in two neighboring "barangay" (villages) in ...

by | March 19, 2018 | 13:06

Majithia had filed a criminal defamation case on May 20, 2016 against Kejriwal and AAP leaders Sanjay Singh (now a Rajya Sabha MP) and Ashish Khetan for falsely linking him to the drug trade and tarnishing his image. "Kejriwal and [Manish] Sisodia have accepted that the allegations they had put on me and my son in a press conference a few [years] ago were baseless", Sibal told ANI .

by | March 19, 2018 | 14:03

Ireland kicked off having already secured their third Six Nations title in five years under coach Joe Schmidt . We just struggled to execute at certain times. "It's the biggest highlight of my career". We created a couple of opportunities and a few things we planned went our way. We're not back at square one but we've definitely taken a dip.

by | March 19, 2018 | 13:57

Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei also have claims. "Over the past 50 years, Asean has used its influence to defuse tension, build peace, encourage economic cooperation and (provide) support to maintain the rule of law, and we are fully committed to backing Asean as the strategic convenor of our region", Turnbull said during his opening remarks at the summit's leaders plenary this morning.

by | March 19, 2018 | 13:15

This prompted outrage from the Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, who accused Dutton of racism. On Monday Abbott told 2GB Radio there is "a very serious situation developing in South Africa". The left-wing Guardian , too, hosted an opinion piece by Jason Wilson , who complained that helping South African farmers was a "far-right obsession", asserted that claims farming in South Africa is the most risky occupation in the world is "not supported by the evidence", and referred to the ...

by | March 19, 2018 | 12:44

The BJP's Andhra president is confident that the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government will be defeated and the party will win the 2019 parliamentary elections. Panner Selvam said he became Dy CM only at the directions of BJP leadership, Now the same AIADMK is supporting the BJP and NDA, he added. The TDP has also stated the by-poll defeats of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh clearly state that people do not have confidence in the BJP.

by | March 19, 2018 | 12:27

Thus, according to the CEC, Putin is scoring 92.25% of the vote in Crimea after counting 42.79% of ballots, and 90.23% in Sevastopol after counting 56.59% of ballots. Navalny has called for boycotting the vote. The Central Election Commission of Russian Federation has published preliminary results after 60% of ballots have been counted.

by | March 19, 2018 | 11:01

It was the largest comeback ever in the second round of the tournament and the fourth largest ever. Texas A&M, the hosts for this weekend's games are coming off an 89-76 victory over Drake on Friday afternoon. Carter was the only player to hit a 3-pointer for A&M, which went 21 of 29 from the line. Playing perhaps her best game of the season, Allen had 18 points after three quarters.

by | March 19, 2018 | 10:59

Well now, Clinton has posted a long explanation on Facebook . Joseph DurbinAmerica's waning commitment to the promise of the First Amendment Senate rejects Trump immigration plan What to watch for in the Senate immigration votes MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC "got scammed" into covering Russian-organized rally ...

by | March 19, 2018 | 11:04

Another Twitter user, @bloodyduck, said: "I think I felt that in Preston". Laura Davies posted: "Felt very strong here in Cardiff #earthquake ". In the aftermath, South Wales Police urged people not to phone the emergency services unless they had any damage or injuries to report.

by | March 19, 2018 | 10:36

Britain should consider a limited extension to its exit process from the European Union if needed to ensure details of its future relationship with the bloc are agreed, a committee of lawmakers said in a report. And he added: But even this time could prove to be too short to conclude a comprehensive agreement. The minority report says 21 months is ample time and that a prolonged transition period would be hard for the United Kingdom and would not respect the European Union referendum result.

by | March 19, 2018 | 10:47

Rahul also said that he planned to present a new vision to the world - an Indian vision that would be a blend of compassion, non-violence and love. In its resolution on economy moved by Chidambaram, the Congress said it believes in "inclusive economic growth through private economic enterprise" along with a "viable and competitive public sector" and a robust social safety net.

by | March 19, 2018 | 08:07

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador, Laurie Bristow, to a meeting on Saturday morning in central Moscow at its headquarters during which he was informed of the retaliatory measures . Additionally, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said it reserves the right to take other measures against Britain in the event of further hostile steps from London.

by | March 19, 2018 | 07:56

The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term - and many Russians are facing intense pressure to do so. Yevgeny, a 43-year-old mechanic voting in central Moscow , said he briefly wondered whether it was worth voting. "But the answer was easy". "Any amount of votes that gives me the right to perform the role of the president".

by | March 19, 2018 | 08:48

Turkey and its Syrian Arab rebel allies have waged a almost two-month offensive on the Afrin enclave, which is held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). Turkey says the YPG is a "terrorist" offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Syria's war enters its eighth year with another deadly assault also unfolding in the north, where Turkish-led forces pressed an operation to seize the Kurdish-majority region of Afrin.

by | March 19, 2018 | 07:58

He also said that 2019 can bring a third Independence to India if it got rid of the Modi government stating that India got its first Independence in 1947, second in 1977, after the post-Emergency elections. "The Babri Masjid demolition case is in the Supreme Court and it will be deliberately discussed in the coming days to instigate communal riots", he said.

by | March 19, 2018 | 08:12

Sweeping tariffs would provoke retaliation, stifling USA exports and raising costs for US businesses and consumers, the groups said in their letter to Trump. Trump has announced he would impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, with some exclusions and exceptions, to curb cheap imports from China and other countries.

by | March 19, 2018 | 08:24

Residents have been traumatised by the speed of the flames which took barely half an hour to cross the Bega River and hit the Tathra area. "It's terrible but it could have been a lot, lot worse", one resident told Nine Network today. A mobile phone tower has also been damaged, severely reducing communications in the area. "At 8pm there was 26 bush and grass fires, with 12 uncontained", Fire and Rescue NSW tweeted.

by | March 19, 2018 | 07:34

Tuesday, with a high of 36 degrees. That could mean a messy commute Tuesday and again on Wednesday morning. Wednesday could also be affected. But most models show the region on the fringes of the storm, so it will need to be monitored closely for the exact impacts in the coming days.

by | March 19, 2018 | 07:11

Trump is expected to announce the measures on Monday at an event in New Hampshire, a state that has been hit especially hard by the opioid epidemic. "The Department of Justice will seek the death penalty against drug traffickers when it's appropriate under current law", Domestic Policy Council director Andrew Bremberg told reporters at a briefing on Sunday.

by | March 19, 2018 | 06:47

The stock decreased 1.48% or $1.61 during the last trading session, reaching $107.29. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since March 18, 2017 and is uptrending. Bluemountain Management Limited Liability Com has invested 0.01% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Guardian Capital Lp increased Monsanto Co New (MON) stake by 6.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

by | March 19, 2018 | 08:38

Ireland , who left the experienced Ed Joyce out of their line-up because of a knee niggle, made 270 for 9 off their allotted 50 overs, led by a 138-run third wicket stand between Andy Balbirnie and wicket keeper Niall O'Brien. Scotland's most capped worldwide Richie Berrington (44) added 58 in an enterprising stand with Sharif (34) as Scotland rallied, but when Murtagh bowled Berrington, followed by a double strike from Barry McCarthy, the contest looked all over at 208 for 9.

by | March 19, 2018 | 07:36

TDP has also moved a notice for a no-confidence motion, as parties like Congress , Left, Trinamool and RJD have come out in support. "The party has not yet decided on the matter (no-confidence motion)". The Finance Bill and Appropriation Bills were passed in the din as opposition parties continued to protest in the Well of the House on issues like special category status to Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery water dispute.

by | March 19, 2018 | 07:55

The train was travelling from Hamilton to Auckland when it struck the girl, KiwiRail said in a statement. "We've spent significant amount of money on fencing, anti-trespass measures, we have weekly inspections of the fenced areas, we've got speed restrictions on the line".

by | March 19, 2018 | 04:27

The foreign ministry said that if Russian Federation has been stockpiling nerve agents this would amount to a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, of which Moscow is a signatory. Maria Zakharova said a large number of ex-Soviet scientists had gone to live in the West, "taking with them the technologies that they were working on".

by | March 19, 2018 | 05:50

Some analysts say that after 18 years of leadership-both as president and prime minister-Putin fatigue may be spreading across the country, and many Russians are expected to skip the polls. The Russian ministry also warned Britain that it "retains the right to take other answering measures" in response to any "further unfriendly actions".

by | March 19, 2018 | 05:43

Russia's move came after Britain's decision on Wednesday to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the nerve toxin attack in the English city of Salisbury that left a former Russian spy and his daughter critically ill in hospital. Bristow told reporters afterwards that Britain had only expelled the Russian diplomats after Moscow had failed to explain how the nerve toxin had got to Salisbury.

by | March 19, 2018 | 05:00

The two-day dialogue, announced last summer when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a successful meeting with President Trump at the White House, was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19. It was finally in February this year that two-days in mid-April was zeroed in for the talks. CIA Director Mike Pompeo will meet with outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department on Monday after the former was picked to be Tillerson's replacement.

by | March 19, 2018 | 05:22

In an early-morning flurry on Twitter, Mr Trump insisted that Mr Mueller's team of investigators is staffed with "hardened" Democrats biased against him. We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

by | March 19, 2018 | 04:44

Individuals are subjected to involuntary commitment under the law. The resource officer was Scot Peterson , the sheriff's deputy who resigned following accusations that he did not respond adequately to the shooting when he stayed outside of the building where the shooting was taking place.

by | March 19, 2018 | 04:53

This win marks the fourth straight Sweet 16 appearance for the Zags and their second win over the Buckeyes this season. The Buckeyes went down fighting. Gonzaga forced 12 turnovers while also shooting 31-58 (53.4%) for the game, but struggled from the free throw line making just over 61% of them. Ohio State came up short of its first Sweet 16 since 2013, but the season could hardly be considered a failure.