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United Nations under fire even as Pakistan lifts Afghan deportation order

Gossman also said the Afghan government needed to refrain from making "reckless" promises of things like land and money for returning refugees, that can not be kept. The report surfaced when Pakistan last week extended the stay of Afghan refugees till end of year. Pakistan's forced return of Afghans has come at a particularly risky time, with the conflict in Afghanistan killing and injuring more... Continua a leggere...

Japan, US condemn North Korea's reported missile launch

Japan, US condemn North Korea's reported missile launch The missile flew about 500 kilometres before falling into the sea, the South's defence ministry said. Stephen Miller, senior adviser to Mr Trump, refused yesterday to say whether the missile launch crossed a "red line" for the president. Seoul-based academic Yang Moo-Jin said the latest test was "a celebratory launch" to mark the February 16 birthday of Kim Jong-Il, late ruler and father of curr... Continua a leggere...

Bradley Wiggins pulls out of The Jump with broken leg

Bradley Wiggins pulls out of The Jump with broken leg He left the Channel 4 winter sports show after getting a small leg fracture while taking part in snowcross training. Posting on Twitter , the five-time Olympic cycling champ said he was "gutted" about leaving the series so early but would still be appearing in pre-filmed scenes in the next two episodes. Continua a leggere...

Famed church in Israel reopens 2 years after arson attack

Famed church in Israel reopens 2 years after arson attack According to reports, 16 youths from the West Bank were arrested in connection with the attack. Three Jewish extremists have been indicted for the crime but are yet to be sentences. The site is where Jesus is believed to have fed thousands of people with five loaves of bread and two fish. The church was built in the 1980s but contains mosaic floors dating from the fifth century. Continua a leggere...

IHC bans Valentine's Day celebrations

No public celebration regarding Valentine's day will be tolerated according to the orders. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has restrained the government from celebrating Valentine's Day officially, besides barring media from giving coverage to the event. Continua a leggere...

Royal Navy warship rescues stranded yacht crew in Atlantic

The Challenger's skipper, Roy Graham, said problems had begun five days after leaving the Azores when a large wave hit the yacht. "We got hit with a rogue wave coming in the opposite direction", the 66-year-old Scot said. "It looked in a pretty desperate state after 48 hours drifting in what were challenging conditions". "Despite racing through the night we only had three hours of daylight rem... Continua a leggere...

Milan, Montella: "Soddisfatto dei miei ragazzi. Bacca? In passato ha fatto meglio"

Milan, Montella: Lazio . "Dobbiamo pensare solo al nostro cammino". Se ricorderemo cosa abbiamo provato contro il Bologna faremo bene. Voglio ancora ringraziarli per quanto fatto contro il Bologna , hanno avuto uno spirito da grandi calciatori. SUL GIOCO E IL CONTROPIEDE: "Non abbiamo fatto gol in contropiede con il Bologna , Gomez ha rilanciato Deulofeu da metà campo". Suso infatti è stato acquistato per... Continua a leggere...

Sfregio al Colosseo: turista francese incide 'Sabrina 2017' su una colonna

Sfregio al Colosseo: turista francese incide 'Sabrina 2017' su una colonna Ha pensato bene di imbrattare il Colosseo , uno dei monumenti più importanti al mondo, incidendo il suo nome sugli storici mattoni. La donna è stata bloccata subito dopo aver inciso il suo ricordo alla visita del monumento. Chissà se sulla Tour Eiffel avrebbe fatto lo stesso. A quanto ricostruito dagli agenti, la turista, che - aggravante del caso - di professione fa la vigilessa, era in compagni... Continua a leggere...

Thousands evacuated as tallest dam in the USA threatens to crumble

Thousands evacuated as tallest dam in the USA threatens to crumble Unlike the main spillway, which is lined in concrete, the emergency spillway releases water directly onto a rocky, wooded hillside. Aerial view of the damaged Oroville spillway. Residents of Oroville are advised to evacuate in a northward direction towards Chico, according to KRCR-TV. To take pressure off the spillway, the state began using the emergency spillway, but that has also become comp... Continua a leggere...

Pakistan blasted India for building "secret nuclear city", accumulating nuclear weapons

Speaking at a maritime conference, Aziz said the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, piracy, illegal fishing and climate change were some of the challenges to peace in the region, Dawn reported. Aziz said the Indian Ocean region was not all about war. He said an estimated 55 per cent of oil reserves of the world and 40 per cent of gas were located in the region. Continua a leggere...

PLOW DEATH: Bedford VA resident hit by truck backing up

The victim went into cardiac arrest, according to WFXT , and was taken to Lahey Medical Center. He's believed to be a resident of the VA property. A preliminary investigation indicates the man was hit by the rear of the plow truck as it was backing up in the hospital's parking lot. Continua a leggere...

Opponents say Obamacare repeal would hit Tennessee small businesses hard

Opponents say Obamacare repeal would hit Tennessee small businesses hard The scope of the change in the federal role in health care being contemplated depends on proposals still being fashioned by Republicans and on whether they take on Medicare as well as Medicaid. Most health policy analysts, even those who favor single payer, say moving from a hybrid public-private health system to one fully funded by the government, like Canada's or Denmark's, would be impossible t... Continua a leggere...

Trump: Usa vogliono rafforzare legame con Giappone

Questo ha dato agli 007 Usa e agli inquirenti "maggiore fiducia" nella credibilità del dossier. Lo ha detto Donald Trump nella conferenza stampa congiunta con il premier giapponese Shinzo Abe alla Casa Bianca. Il dossier sul neo-presidente Usa è stato realizzato dall'ex agente del Mi6 britannico Cristopher Steele , a suo tempo operativo a Mosca. Intanto il presidente degli Stati Uniti ha camb... Continua a leggere...

Syrian Army surrounds 5000 ISIS fighters in Al Bab

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's ultimate goal in its military operation in northern Syria is not the town of al-Bab alone but clearing the region of terrorism. Though small and out of the way, al-Bab is shaping up to be the weather vane for the rest of the conflict as the United Nations plans to convene Syria peace talks in Geneva on February 20. Continua a leggere...

Fresh storm Orson to batter parts of Northeast US

Fresh storm Orson to batter parts of Northeast US A bit of freezing rain followed by up to 6 inches of wind-driven snow are expected in the Rochester area Sunday and Monday . PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. Sunday night and Monday morning's driving will become extremely unsafe to near impossible, especially with snowfall that intense and winds as strong as they will be. Continua a leggere...

Donald Trump considering 'brand new' travel ban after court ruling

Donald Trump considering 'brand new' travel ban after court ruling Mine is that the president's tweet ("SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!") tells the tale. The news comes days after a three-judge panel denied the administration an emergency stay of the appeals court decision. Continua a leggere...

Anti-Uber Taxi Blockade Causes Traffic Chaos In Melbourne

Drivers want the government to wind back its move to legalise Uber, dump the introduction of a $2 levy on all trips made by hire cars and taxis, and scrap the current model of taxi licences. Linda De Melis from Victorian Taxi and Hire Car Families said her family had been in the industry for 50 years and owned six licences. The Victorian Taxi Association called the move to introduce a levy "unwo... Continua a leggere...

United Nations set to defer report on companies with Israeli settlement ties

United Nations set to defer report on companies with Israeli settlement ties By relocating its embassy to Jerusalem, the United States would effectively be recognizing the city as Israel's capital, a step that successive US administrations from both parties along with virtually every country in the world have steadfastly avoided since 1948. Continua a leggere...

Trump adviser: New executive orders on immigration 'an option'

Trump adviser: New executive orders on immigration 'an option' Trump's 31-year-old aide told NBC's Meet the Press that he believes the president has the right to decide who can enter the USA and that officials chose the seven countries "based upon the threat they assess today and in the future". He added that he knows every branch of government is equal but there's "no such thing as judicial supremacy". He said: "The three judges made a broad, over-reaching... Continua a leggere...

David Bowie Has Already Won Four Grammys Tonight

David Bowie's Blackstar was released January 8, 2016 via Columbia Records. Joining Bowie in the Best Alternative Music Album category are Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool , Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression , PJ Harvey's The Hope Six Demolition Project and Bon Iver's 22, A Million . Continua a leggere...


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