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People Iraqi forces fully liberate Tal Afar city from IS group
Author: 0 Iraqi forces fully liberate Tal Afar city from IS group

According to Rasul, there are no more than 2,000 Daesh militants in Tal Afar , who are mostly foreign fighters. Iraqi forces are being assisted by aircrafts of the worldwide coalition against ISIS, which struck ISIS militants in the Tal-Afar area, 150 km away from the border with Syria.

People Tropical System May Form Off the South Carolina Coast
Author: 0 Tropical System May Form Off the South Carolina Coast

If the system does acquire a name, the small craft advisory would be replaced with warnings of tropical storm hazards. Regardless of development, heavy rain, gusty winds and minor coastal flooding are expected from the Southeast coast to the mid-Atlantic.

People Sharad Yadav's anti-party activity will cost him RS membership: KC Tyagi
Author: 0 Sharad Yadav's anti-party activity will cost him RS membership: KC Tyagi

It did mean that Mr Yadav had quit JD (U) on his own and was actively participating in the event organised by other party, he noted. "By attending Sunday's rally, he (Yadav) has created a problem for his membership". In his message, Rahul said, "I am glad to know that you have organised a large public meeting in Patna on August 27 in which leaders of various (opposition) parties with a common ideology are taking part".

People Iraqi Forces Completely Surround IS in Tal Afar
Author: 0 Iraqi Forces Completely Surround IS in Tal Afar

Clashes are ongoing with IS militants, he said. On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the beginning of the military offensive aimed at retaking Tal Afar , which is located 30 miles away from recently liberated Mosul. Tal Afar is one of the last bastions of IS control in Iraq. The city has produced some of the militant group's most senior commanders. Tal Afar was captured by the extremists on June 16, 2014, after a two-day battle.

People Belgium treating knife attack in Brussels as terrorist case
Author: 0 Belgium treating knife attack in Brussels as terrorist case

The soldiers were not seriously hurt in the attack with one receiving a wound to his face and the other with a wound to his hand. Overnight, police raided the suspect's home in Bruges, northwest Belgium , with federal prosecutors opening an investigation into "attempted terrorist murder", a statement said.

People Typhoon Hato batters southern China killing at least four
Author: 0 Typhoon Hato batters southern China killing at least four

On Aug. 23, 2017, Typhoon Hato (category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale) made landfall just north of Macau, an Asian casino hub. The city's flagship carrier, Cathay Pacific, and Hong Kong Airlines said the majority of their flights to and from Hong Kong between 2200 GMT Tuesday and 0900 GMT Wednesday would be canceled and other transport services, including ferries to Macau and outlying islands in Hong Kong, were suspended.

People WH: Trump Will Make Sure Border Wall Gets Done
Author: 0 WH: Trump Will Make Sure Border Wall Gets Done

Kelly, along with White House staff secretary Rob Porter, now gets the final say on what news articles and policy memos cross Trump's desk, according to a memo obtained by Politico that the two men circulated to Cabinet members this week.

People Right-wing group alters plan on California event
Author: 0 Right-wing group alters plan on California event

Another right-wing rally planned for Berkeley on Sunday was also canceled late Friday. Scott Wiener said the Alamo Park event would be an "illegal unpermitted rally", which followed restrictions placed on Crissy Field event. "Those who seek to commit acts of violence or damage property will be arrested and prosecuted". There were no sign of protesters or counterprotesters shortly after 10 a.m.

Author: 0 Pakistan suffered huge losses in war against terrorism: FO

The committee while rejecting specific allegations and insinuations against Pakistan by US President Donald Trump, said the country had an abiding interest in peace and stability in Afghanistan . In turn, the Pakistani officials demanded that the USA military eliminate militants who use Afghan soil to stage attacks in Pakistan. Stephen Tankel, an American expert, said that the American state has two vital security interests in Pakistan - ensuring militants in the region do not attack the U.S.

People Samsung heir jailed for five years on corruption charge
Author: 0 Samsung heir jailed for five years on corruption charge

The Seoul Central District Court handed down the verdict, saying Lee, 49, is believed to have been involved in Samsung's provision of 7.2 billion won ($6 million) in bribes for the equestrian training of the daughter of Park's longtime friend and confidante Choi Soon-sil.

People Jackson County horse tests positive for West Nile Virus
Author: 0 Jackson County horse tests positive for West Nile Virus

Anderson, Greenville and Richland counties account for the additional three cases in the state. Note: Chickens do not die from West Nile virus . All four cases were in adults. When outdoors, wear long trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, and socks. Don't apply repellents containing permethrin directly to the skin. Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home.

People Clean Bill Of Health For Tiger Cub Rescued By Border Patrol
Author: 0 Clean Bill Of Health For Tiger Cub Rescued By Border Patrol

The inspector found the tiger cub on the floor of Valencia's vehicle, the complaint said. All tigers are protected under the Endangered Species Act and require a U.S. Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego , said: 'CBP officers are often faced with unusual situations. Under federal law, all species of tigers - including Bengal tigers - are endangered species.

People USA hits Venezuela with new sanctions
Author: 0 USA hits Venezuela with new sanctions

Trump's order allows the U.S. Treasury to provide licenses for dealings in select existing Venezuelan debts and many commercial and humanitarian transactions, including those for commercial trade and petroleum trade as well as for transactions involving only PDVSA's U.S.

People Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Eliminating Portions of America's National Monuments
Author: 0 Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Eliminating Portions of America's National Monuments

Begaye says "it's good that none of the monuments will be canceled". Still, any move by Trump to slim down monuments may trigger legal showdowns over whether one chief executive can undo or modify another's decisions about them. "It's about how we protect our resources, not if we protect them", said Bishop, noting that Obama had applied his authority under the Antiquities Act to more than 550 million acres of land and sea.

People Mattis reviewing lethal aid for Ukraine
Author: 0 Mattis reviewing lethal aid for Ukraine

Mattis said he would return to the United States and advise leaders on what he learned during his visit to Ukraine. Mr Mattis said before the parade that the United States "stands with Ukraine" in its fight against Kremlin-backed separatists in the east of the country.

People Syria war: United Nations urges pause in assault on IS bastion Raqqa
Author: 0 Syria war: United Nations urges pause in assault on IS bastion Raqqa

The Ministry said that warplanes of the alleged coalition continued to target Syrian civilians and destroy infrastructure, in addition to the use of internationally- banned white phosphorus bombs which constitutes a flagrant violation of the rules of the UN Charter and the worldwide law.

People US Sanctions Russians, Chinese With Business Ties to North Korea
Author: 0 US Sanctions Russians, Chinese With Business Ties to North Korea

A day earlier, the US Treasury announced sanctions targeting Chinese and Russian entities and individuals suspected of facilitating the North's weapons programs. It was the USA transactions involving Chi's companies that led the Department of Justice to seek on Tuesday the forfeiture of $4 million in funds. The lawsuit involves funds that the US alleges were transferred through four companies to Velmur, which then wired the proceeds to JSC.

People Charlottesville City Council Meeting Briefly Suspended Over Protest
Author: 0 Charlottesville City Council Meeting Briefly Suspended Over Protest

News reported that the rally was not on the meeting's agenda, but was forced into discussion by constituents. Charlottesville residents, rally organizers and law enforcement experts are among those who have criticized the city's handling of the lead-up to the rally and the chaos that ensued.

People Law Minister: Aadhaar completely safe and secured
Author: 0 Law Minister: Aadhaar completely safe and secured

The bench comprised Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and Justices J Chelameswar , SA Bobde, RK Agrawal, Rohinton Nariman, AM Sapre, DY Chandrachud , Sanjay Kishan Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer. "The Supreme Court has affirmed what the government had said in Parliament while moving the Aadhaar Bill". "They have to do this in a manner that is responsible and does not infringe on the privacy of a citizen", he added.

People Yemen officials: Saudi-led coalition strikes hotel, several dead
Author: 0 Yemen officials: Saudi-led coalition strikes hotel, several dead

A spokesperson for the coalition not reachable for comment. Since fighting began, more than 10,000 people have been killed and millions have been driven from their homes. The rally comes amid reports that armed supporters of Saleh and the head of the country's Huthi rebels, who have been allied against the Saudi-backed government since 2014, had spread throughout the capital as tensions are rising between the two sides.

People Students celebrate GCSE success across Wrexham and Flintshire
Author: 0 Students celebrate GCSE success across Wrexham and Flintshire

A total of 31 per cent of girls achieved the coveted top 9 to 7 grades. Lucy Townsend and Hannah Gudgeon are fantastic examples of these; both achieving the new Grade 9 in English Literature and English Language and gaining six A*s, four As and two Distinction stars.

People Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, rules top Indian court
Author: 0 Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, rules top Indian court

The decision was widely lauded by women's rights activists as a step toward granting Muslim women greater equality and justice. He described the judgment as the "beginning of a new epoch for women to live with self-respect". India's Muslim Law Board had told the court that while they considered the practice wrong, they opposed any court intervention and asked that the matter be left to the community to tackle.

People Sonia condoles death of former Manipur CM Keishing
Author: 0 Sonia condoles death of former Manipur CM Keishing

During his tenure, he escaped assassination attempts by militants several times. According to a report by Zee News, the 97-year-old Congress leader died at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in the capital city at around 6: 30 pm.

People US Dept. of State issues travel warning for Mexico
Author: 0 US Dept. of State issues travel warning for Mexico

Innocent bystanders have been injured in the ongoing public acts of violence between rival criminal organizations, officials said. Mexico is also seeing virtual kidnappings, an extortion-by-deception scheme where victims are hotel guests, contacted by phone and threatened into giving phone numbers for friends & family, and then isolated until a ransom is paid.

People United States to Launch NK Invasion Drill During Solar Eclipse
Author: 0 United States to Launch NK Invasion Drill During Solar Eclipse

The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian will take place until August 31st, and involve computer-based drills created to simulate a conflict scenario with a nuclear-armed North Korea. "The Ulchi exercise is aimed at checking on defense readiness aimed at protecting the lives and property of our people". "The word that came out previous year was decapitation because we were being threatened by North Korea having done nuclear tests and missiles, so we took those two events very seriously", said the Asan ...

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