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USA defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

USA defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

The SDF's rapid advance against IS last year prompted Turkey to send ground forces across the border for the first time in the more than 6-year-old Syrian civil war to help allied Syrian forces battle IS and halt the Kurds' progress. SDF spokesman Talal Silo attributed the Tabqa victory to "the sacrifices of the SDF's heroes" and "the full, unlimited support of the US-led worldwide coalition", Reuters reported .



Freed Chibok Girls To Be Reunited With Their Families Next Week

Thousands of women and young girls have been abducted in the eight-year insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 people dead and displaced more than 2.6 million. Alhassan explained that the 82 girls released recently were undergoing medical screening, and would afterwards go for psychosocial therapy and refresher courses to facilitate their quick reintegration into the society.


Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

The Associated Press reported Saturday the legislation would make Texas the second state in the country to protect state-funded adoption agencies that discriminate against applicants for ostensibly religious reasons. "In her opinion that's not discriminatory", Jennifer Allmon with Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops said . There are approximately 3,800 children now up for adoption in Texas.


Police hunt armed, risky man after Lowell homicide

Police hunt armed, risky man after Lowell homicide

Ryan said cops are actively searching for Ross Elliott, 51, of Lowell, in connection with a homicide that occurred at 7:30 a.m. Elliott is believed to be armed and unsafe, authorities said. According to court documents, Elliott has been arrested several times, including in February 2005, when he was charged with armed assault to murder after he allegedly held a 5-inch knife to his girlfriend's neck.



McGirt, Hughes tied for lead at Players Championship

Adam Scott, the 2004 Players champion, found the water on his final two holes and closed with consecutive double bogeys, falling from the solo lead at six under into a tie for 18th with Day and a host of players, including Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler.


Energy chief: Hole has been filled at nuke waste site

Energy chief: Hole has been filled at nuke waste site

Cleanup crews have now filled in the hole. As per many reports, the region was built in the time of Cold War era, which situated in the 20-by-20 feet of area in hundreds of feet long stretch, now the soil of upper layers of the tunnel has been collapsed.