Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

Mosul, 400 km north of Iraq's capital Baghdad , has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling the group to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. Late Saturday the Iraqi Joint Operations command issued a statement saying two colonels from the army's 16th division were killed in the fighting. The Iraqi official.

Ponting backs Dravid for India head coach role

Ponting backs Dravid for India head coach role

A BCCI official told TOI the same bunch of people would be pointing fingers towards the board if the new coach appointment process was not followed. If he does apply for the role of the coach of the Indian team, he will have to go through a rigorous selection process. In case Sehwag decides to join the race for the post, he will have to present his case before the Cricket Advisory Committee comprised of Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman.

British Airways Cancels Flights As Global IT Outage Causes Chaos

British Airways Cancels Flights As Global IT Outage Causes Chaos

BA said a " major IT system failure " had forced it to cancel flights until 18:00 (6pm) local time, but later in the afternoon announced that all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick would be cancelled for the rest of the day. Air industry consultant John Strickland said Saturday's problems would have "a massive knock-on effect" for several days. "There was a huge queue for it and it later transpired that it didn't actually work, but you didn't discover that until you got to the front".

Welcoming Trump, Bibi Vows 'Hand Of Peace' To Arabs

Trump shied away from declaiming "radical Islamic terrorism" before this audience, a set of words he had previously given an nearly totemic importance in the war against extremism. It is not fair, either. "And the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered", Trump warned. Critics of Saudi Arabia routinely point to the fact that its state-sanctioned orthodox brand of Islam has fueled decades of extremism.

Texas OKs bill allowing donations to help analyze rape kits

Some of this year's most controversial subjects - the "bathroom bill ", voter ID overhaul , property tax reform and the sunset safety net bill - are still winding their way through the legislative process. Under it, transgender students at public and charter schools would not be permitted to use the bathroom of their choice, but could be directed to separate, single-occupancy restrooms.

Oppn flexes muscles, attacks NDA govt on its 3rd anniversary

He said the Northeast, which is rich in natural resources and bio-diversity, had the potential to play the biggest role in helping India scale greater heights of development. The event marked completion of three years of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre . Built by Navayuga Engineering Co. The 9.15-km long Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra river, was constructed at a cost of Rs 950 crore and will connect Assam with eastern Arunachal Pradesh.