World's oldest person dies in Italy at 117

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, Emma Morano , 117 years old, blows candles on the day of her birthday in Verbania, Italy. Emma Morano passed away sitting in an armchair at her home in the Italy town of Verbania. "For years, she... More..

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by | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Russian Federation must stop propping up 'murderous' Syrian regime, Boris Johnson says

Tillerson and Lavrov also "briefly" discussed Russian attempts to meddle in the USA presidential election. Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that trust had eroded between the United States and Russian Federati...More..

U.S. doesn't intend to get drawn into Syrian war, defense chief says
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. doesn't intend to get drawn into Syrian war, defense chief says

Russia, Assad's staunchest ally, has insisted the Syrian leader is blameless and that rebels disbursed chemical weapons. But in last week's crucial tests, Donald Trump made good decisions about Syria, Russia an...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

G7 seeks broad support to isolate Syria's Assad

Freeland, in Italy for meetings of the G7 foreign ministers, says Assad's gruesome chemical attack against his own people and the US missile strike that followed have created conditions conducive to a political...More..

Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

Daesh overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi have since retaken most of the territory they lost. But a coalition of forces that included the Iraqi army, Shiite militiamen, Sunni tribes...More..

Triple Talaq: Woman seeks justice, threatens to convert to Hinduism
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Triple Talaq: Woman seeks justice, threatens to convert to Hinduism

Sayeed Sadiq as saying. Nikah halala requires a divorced Muslim woman to marry another man, consummate the marriage and divorce him if she wants to remarry her earlier husband. The submissions drawn by advo...More..

Five kids hurt when bounce house goes airborne
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Five kids hurt when bounce house goes airborne

At least five children were injured after two inflatable bounce houses went flying. Per WYFF, two of the children were severely injured, but the other three were able to walk. "Duke Energy told me that the line...More..

Taiwan bans human consumption of cat and dog meat
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Taiwan bans human consumption of cat and dog meat

The series of amendments raises a hosts of issues around animal welfare and reveals changing attitudes in Taiwan, where dogs are now widely seen as pets. Hong Kong and China have banned the killing of dogs and ...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan

Trump has also received resignations from all the USA attorneys across the country, meaning he will now be able to hand pick the prosecutors who will implement Sessions' memo at the border. From January to Febr...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Trump, Xi meet again - in shadow of missile strikes on Syria

North Korea has repeatedly tested nuclear weapons in recent years, a move that the USA strongly opposes. "We would be happy to work with them", he said . Xi, 63, said that he and Trump, 70, have gained bette...More..

China navy says it foiled pirate attack on ship off Somalia
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

China navy says it foiled pirate attack on ship off Somalia

China has edited out India's role in rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, claiming full credit for delivering the ship to safety. Four naval warships, INS Mumbai, Tarkash, Trish...More..

After attack on Syria, Tillerson vows to defend innocents
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

After attack on Syria, Tillerson vows to defend innocents

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday praised President Trump's decision to launch missile strikes in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria, calling it "one of the president's f...More..

Aspen buys Steamboat Resort owner for $1.5 billion
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Aspen buys Steamboat Resort owner for $1.5 billion

The deal is expected to conclude by the end of the third quarter of this year. "Each has its own unique story and its own unique sense of place", said Eric Resnick, chief executive officer of KSL, in a release....More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

California elementary school shooting: 2 adults, 1 student dead

The suspected gunman, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson , of Riverside , shot his wife, 53-year-old Elaine Smith. Two students were also injured, and are listed in critical condition at area hospitals, Madden said...More..

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

Yousafzai and her family have since made Birmingham their home. Yousafzai is the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, receiving that worldwide accolade in 2014 when she was 17 years old. Yousafzai's advo...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Alabama Supreme Court allows impeachment of governor to proceed

The committee is seeking to overturn a judge's order that halted impeachment hearings that has been set to begin Monday. His troubles began last year when recordings surfaced of him making suggestive remarks to...More..

US Naval Carrier Group Inbound to Korean Peninsula
by | Monday, April 10, 2017

US Naval Carrier Group Inbound to Korean Peninsula

Trump authorized the missile strike after the Syrian regime was blamed for a horrific chemical attack that killed dozens of people, including children. Reuters reported the carrier will move near the Korean pen...More..

Shooting near South Florida mall leaves 1 dead
by | Sunday, April 09, 2017

Shooting near South Florida mall leaves 1 dead

Benedicte, the woman at the gym, described the shooter as a tall, muscular African-American man. Equinox member Shed Boren told The Herald the incident involved a disgruntled trainer: "I had just left Equin...More..

GOP Rep Calls For Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Probe
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

GOP Rep Calls For Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

The requirement that she not discuss even non-classified material "is particularly untenable given that multiple senior administration officials have publicly described the same events", he said . John McCain ...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

New South Africa finance minister Gigaba calls for radical reform

Axed finance minister, Pravin Gordhan is calling for mass mobilisation against the current problems facing the country. "We have a weaker currency, we are likely to get a weaker currency and that's going to hav...More..

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

The lawyer said Yates still meant to testify and would not disclose any classified information. He canceled the hearing shortly after he met with officials at the White House. He dismissed those comments as "...More..

Flood-like situation in J&K, Jhelum above danger mark in Srinagar
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Flood-like situation in J&K, Jhelum above danger mark in Srinagar

At least two persons, including a minor girl, were killed and several others were injured in weather-related incidents whereas two persons are missing following a cab they were travelling in skidded off the roa...More..

Florida Senate says there should be time to play in schools
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Florida Senate says there should be time to play in schools

Other special interests like private casinos and animal rights groups fall into House and Senate camps, pressuring the respective chamber leaders to dig their heels in. In addition to this, it would allow the S...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Donald Trump says he thinks Susan Rice committed a crime

The standard for senior officials to learn the names of USA persons incidentally collected is that it must have some foreign intelligence value, a standard that can apply to nearly anything. Leaking classified ...More..

Girl Who Choked On Pancake Was Daughter Of 9/11 Hero
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Girl Who Choked On Pancake Was Daughter Of 9/11 Hero

The street where Caitlin Nelson grew up in Clark, New Jersey - James Nelson Way - was named in honor of her heroic father. An American university student has tragically died after choking during a panca...More..

Iran strikes deal with Boeing to purchase 60 aircraft
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Iran strikes deal with Boeing to purchase 60 aircraft

Aseman airlines , headquartered in the Iranian capital of Tehran, was established in 1980. Boeing shares edged up 0.1% to 176.81 in premarket trading on the stock market today, while the Dow average was dow...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

Ronald Reagan was known to say that he would happily take 70 or 80 percent of what he wanted and come back for the rest later. Trump himself isn't giving up. "It's disappointing. We've got to fulfill our prom...More..

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet: Naidu inducts son, 4 YSRC MLAs who switched sides
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet: Naidu inducts son, 4 YSRC MLAs who switched sides

Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at a function near the state government's transitional headquarters at Velagapudi. TDP's Andhra Pradesh unit chief Kala V...More..

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land

The woman found by a member of her family on Friday had "disappeared in floodwaters overnight" from a rural property in Upper Burringbar, near Murwillumbah, NSW police said. As Central Queensland residents prep...More..

Arrogate pockets $6 million with remarkable win in the Dubai World Cup
by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Arrogate pockets $6 million with remarkable win in the Dubai World Cup

According to the Daily Racing Form, he has overtaken California Chrome ($14,752,650) as the richest North American horse ever. Sadly, he's a length or two off those really top horses. I thought that was it an...More..

by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Trump grants U.S. military more authority to attack militants in Somalia

US special operations forces can move closer to the fight and call in offensive airstrikes more quickly while increasing assistance to the Somali National Army. Portions of southern Somalia, excluding the cap...More..

by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Syrian refugee numbers in the region surpasses 5 million

He was speaking ahead of an global conference on the post-conflict future of Syria that the European Union and United Nations are to host in Brussels on April 5. The country's education system is stretched to...More..

Here is what we know so far about London attacker
by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Here is what we know so far about London attacker

Prime Minister Theresa May said that he was once investigated by British domestic spy agency MI5 in relation to "concerns about violent extremism", but was not part of the current "intelligence picture". Asked ...More..

by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Schiff: GOP Intel Chair Nunes Should Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

Like any good political yarn, the story has unfolded with a kaleidoscopic cast of characters. There is Michael Flynn, a former US military intelligence chief who was generously paid to attend a gala of Russia...More..

Rajinikanth not meeting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, all reports baseless
by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Rajinikanth not meeting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, all reports baseless

In the 60th anniversary of India-Malaysia diplomatic relations, the nations agreed to take the strategic partnership, established in October 2010, to the next level to a truly multi-dimensional partnership, thr...More..