|Thursday, February 23, 2017

World News

Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault

AL-BUSEIF, Feb 23: Iraqi forces readied on Wednesday (Feb 22) for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing militant positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group’s emblematic stronghold. Elite forces reinforced positions that were taken since a fresh push south of Mosul was launched on Sunday while hundreds of civilians fled newly recaptured villages. “Around ...Full Article

Trump aims to send deportees to origin country – US Homeland Security Secretary

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 23: U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration was aimed at catching undocumented immigrants and returning ...Full Article

Turkey says only 100 militants left in IS-held Syria battleground

ISTANBUL, Feb 23: Turkey said on Wednesday (Feb 22) fewer than 100 militants were still holed up in the flashpoint Islamic-State Syrian town of Al-Bab, as rebel commanders predicted ...Full Article

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

PARIS, Feb 23: Researchers announced on Wednesday (Feb 22) the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ...Full Article

Huge fire breaks out at waste management plant in Tuas

SINGAPORE, 23 Feb: Thick columns of smoke were seen in the Tuas area on Thursday morning (Feb 23) as an enormous fire raged at a waste management plant. The ...Full Article

Tamil Nadu waits for stability after Jayalalithaa

NEW DELHI, Feb 22: Tamil Nadu, one of India’s politically most important states, has been in a disarray since its charismatic leader Jayalalithaa died in December. A leadership struggle ...Full Article

Indonesia orders recall of ‘vulgar’ children’s sex-education book

JAKARTA, Feb 22: Indonesia has ordered a publisher to withdraw a sex-education book for children, which addresses the subject of masturbation, for being too vulgar. The publisher of “I ...Full Article

Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years

TAIPEI, Feb 22: A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday (Feb 22) for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more ...Full Article

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: The Trump administration issued tough new orders on Tuesday (Feb 21) for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million ...Full Article

Trump’s new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: U.S. President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant ...Full Article
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