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China urges Pakistan and India to show restraint, seek dialogue

An Indian foreign ministry spokesman said its country's forces shot down a Pakistani fighter jet, adding that one of its own warplanes was also shot down in air battles on Wednesday, and the pilot of the missing Indian plane was missing in action. [Full Article...]

Trump announces recovery of USA citizen held hostage in Yemen

Trump announces recovery of USA citizen held hostage in Yemen Trump said , "Danny's recovery reflects the best of what the United States & its partners can accomplish". The State Department, however, was similarly tight-lipped about the circumstances of Burch's release, other than to credit the UAE. Danny Burch was "recovered and reunited with his wife and children", the president tweeted . With U.S. support, a Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015, escala... [Full Article...]

Freakish video shows captured Indian pilot calling Pakistani forces 'gentlemen'

A spokesman for India's foreign ministry said it lost a combat jet and could not find the pilot while it foiled an attack by Pakistan military planes in Kashmir. It called the targeting of civilian areas "deplorable" and said such cease-fire violations could lead to a "strategic miscalculation". Pakistan and India's most recent squabble began February 14 when an armed militant in the disputed te... [Full Article...]

Firefighters rescue very fat rat stuck in manhole cover

Firefighters rescue very fat rat stuck in manhole cover Well, it should go without saying that she went back into the sewer, presumably to be with her rat friends. The helpless, overweight rodent was spotted on Sunday afternoon in the small town of Bensheim near Frankfurt, attempting to hoist itself through a gap in a manhole too narrow for it to pass through. [Full Article...]

Social media users expose Alph Lukau ‘resurrected’ man as cameraman

Social media users expose Alph Lukau ‘resurrected’ man as cameraman He said Elliot had quit the job few months before the video of his resurrection by Pastor Lukau went viral. Lukau said the man was brought to the church by his family, who believed that something would happen if he was prayed for. "In addition, and in order to dispose of the incorrect reports that a cameraman depicted in certain photos with Pastor Alph on social media is in fact Elliot (who has ... [Full Article...]

Australian Cardinal Pell to spend his first night in prison

Australian Cardinal Pell to spend his first night in prison Cardinal George Pell , the most senior Catholic prelate convicted of sexual assault, was taken into custody Wednesday to await sentencing by an Australian judge. The suppression order was lifted on Tuesday after prosecutors decided not to proceed with a second trial related to separate sex abuse allegations against the cardinal. [Full Article...]

Iran President Rejects Foreign Minister Zarif's Resignation On Instagram

Iran President Rejects Foreign Minister Zarif's Resignation On Instagram An EU source told Euronews yesterday that the bloc's foreign policy supremo Federica Mogherini hoped that Zarif's resignation would be rejected . "As the Supreme Leader has described you as a "trustworthy, courageous and religious" person in the forefront of resistance against widespread USA pressures, I consider accepting your resignation against national interests and reject it", Rouhani sa... [Full Article...]

U.S., Taliban officials talk troop withdrawal, counter-terrorism at peace negotiations

U.S., Taliban officials talk troop withdrawal, counter-terrorism at peace negotiations Khalilzad tweeted . The Taliban, who had harboured al-Qaida and its leader Osama bin Laden, ruled Afghanistan before USA forces invaded in October 2001, following the 9-11 attacks. "Yes, there is a possibility we will reach some results", Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told The Associated Press . Earlier, some of the Taliban leaders were of the view that Mulla Baradar would travel ... [Full Article...]

Momo Challenge: Creepy viral game resurfaces, warnings go global

Momo Challenge: Creepy viral game resurfaces, warnings go global Gardaí have issued a warning to parents to be vigilant and to supervise their children's online activity as a new online craze encouraging children to self-harm has started to emerge in Ireland. The Northern Irish authorities also appealed to parents of young children, warning them to be aware of what they are engaging with online - particularly due to the potential threats to other people post... [Full Article...]

Russia Accuses US of Preparing to Invade Venezuela

Russia Accuses US of Preparing to Invade Venezuela Jorge Arreaza, Minister of the People's Power for Foreign Affairs in Venezuela called the violence on the border a failed "coup" and denounced the U.S. without using any kind of deadly force". Meanwhile, the Lima Group, which has been staunchly behind Guaido, rejected the use of force. The United States is among the countries that have recognized Guaido, but no US diplomats were present for th... [Full Article...]

Damaging Wind Likely Sunday — WEATHER AUTHORITY ALERT

Damaging Wind Likely Sunday — WEATHER AUTHORITY ALERT Wind chill values in Caribou could reach 20 degrees below zero Tuesday and drop to 3 degrees below zero in Portland. The weather service said the gales could knock down trees and spur scattered power outages . Tuesday will be sunny with a high around the freezing mark and once again windy at 15 to 17 miles per hour and gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Cairo station fire: Train crash causes blaze which kills and injures dozens

Footage from a second camera showed people running from the explosion, some with their clothes on fire. Security sources told Reuters news agency that there was no indication the crash was deliberate. Egyptians have long complained that the government has failed to deal with chronic transport problems in the country, where roads are as poorly maintained as railway lines. [Full Article...]

Mark Harris bows out of new NC election

Mark Harris bows out of new NC election Harris had led Democrat Dan McCready by just 905 votes after November's election, but the outcome was never certified. Harris, who was at the center of the election fraud controversy that prompted the new election, released his statement on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

"Resurrection" Pastor Accused of Misleading Public After Viral Video

According to the BBC , the three companies are now taking legal action for damage to their reputation. "We have reported the matter at Jeppe police station for further investigation", said lawyer Prince Mafu who is representing the three funeral homes, Kings and Queens, Black Phoenix and Kingdom Blue. [Full Article...]

Vietnam Deports Kim Jong Un Lookalike Before Trump Summit

Vietnam Deports Kim Jong Un Lookalike Before Trump Summit The world will be watching as the Trump and Kim deal with one of Asia's biggest security challenges: North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of viably threatening any target on the planet. He added sanctions should only be eased when full denuclearization seems in sight. -North Korea liaison offices. After last year's summit with Kim in Singapore, Trump tweeted, "Th... [Full Article...]

Pakistan reportedly shoots down two Indian jets

Pakistan reportedly shoots down two Indian jets We have found 2 bodies so far and have evacuated them. "[Indian Prime Minister Narendra] Modi is involved in vicious propaganda against Pakistan but he will fail in his objectives", the minister stressed. Meanwhile, India suspends flights from airports in the disputed region of Kashmir and the state of Punjab until further notice, officials say. India wanted to claim Kashmir because it's a Mus... [Full Article...]

Air space suspended in J&K due to security reasons

Air space suspended in J&K due to security reasons Pakistan has, therefore, taken strikes at a non-military target, avoiding human loss and collateral damage. We have no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm. All government and private schools located within 5 kilometres of the Line of Control (LoC) in the district are closed today. On February 20, one pilot was killed when two Surya Kiran Acrobati... [Full Article...]

Iran foreign minister Zarif announces resignation on Instagram

Iran foreign minister Zarif announces resignation on Instagram Rouhani, in turn, was quoted by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA ) as saying that during the visit Assad specifically extended gratitude to the Iranian Foreign Ministry. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that "we note @ JZarif's resignation". NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports that Zarif was a central player in the nuclear negotiations with the Obama administration. [Full Article...]

Pope compares child sex abuse to 'human sacrifice'

Pope compares child sex abuse to 'human sacrifice' There should be a global requirement to report allegations to law enforcement. Critics have been doubtful about any lasting change emerging from the papal summit, which concludes on Sunday with an elaborate liturgy celebrated by Pope Francis and the Bishops he summoned to Rome. [Full Article...]

Jaish's Balakot base had over 300 terrorists when Indian bombs struck

Jaish's Balakot base had over 300 terrorists when Indian bombs struck The Feb. 14 attack was the worst on Indian forces since the start of the 1989 insurgency in Kashmir and came as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a re-election campaign. Kashmir - divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by both in its entirety - has been the cause of two wars between the uneasy neighbors. The passengers were freed after Azhar was released. [Full Article...]


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