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Sidhu's wife Navjot, ex-Olympian Pargat join Congress

Sidhu's wife Navjot, ex-Olympian Pargat join Congress

Sidhu, who is now the leader of his new party "Awaaz-E-Punjab" is also expected to join Congress soon as it seemed apparent after Amarinder's comment. Asked if the party would also Mr Sidhu would also join the Congress, the Congress PCC chief said, "If Ms Sidhu is here, then can he stay behind?" Thirteen Congress leaders from Amritsar who have applied for party tickets from the two seats have already warned the party's central leadership against such a move, a source in the party said.


Turkish girls dormitory fire kills 12

Turkish girls dormitory fire kills 12

Dogan said most of the dead would be identified using DNA tests, in a sign that the victims were too badly burned to be identified visually. A FIRE ripped through a school dormitory for girls - burning 12 people alive. The dorm had capacity for 54 students and was open to both secondary and high school students. It took firefighters three hours to contain the fire, which broke out around 7:25 p.m.


Errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: Pentagon

Errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: Pentagon

According to Coe, the Russian's waited 27 minutes to talk to their usual point of contact in the USA command center - an officer who was on the other side of the base - while the strikes continued, instead of talking to the colonel who picked up the phone.



SNP Chilcot motion on Tony Blair gets cross-party support

The motion has been tabled by the SNP, which has 54 seats in the Commons, while MPs from other parties like Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Kate Hoey of Blair's own Labour Party have signed the motion in support. Citing documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, The Guardian reported last week that the Chilcot Inquiry was designed by senior British civil servants to "avoid blame" and reduce the risk that individuals and the government could face legal action.


Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances

Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances

The army said: "The general command of the armed forces calls upon militants in the neighbourhoods of east Aleppo to open ration warehouses and distribute food to those that need it". "Once Russia and Iran made a decision to back (Bashar Al-) Assad in a brutal air campaign... it was very hard to see a way in which even a trained and committed moderate opposition could hold its ground for long periods of time", he added.



Formation of New Houthi Government Does Not Help Yemen: UN Envoy

Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress and Ansar Allah, the political arm of the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, announced the agreement Monday. Weapon shipments intercepted in the Arabian sea by Australian, French and USA warships this year contained large quantities of Russian and Iranian weapons, some of which had markings similar to munitions recovered from Houthi fighters in Yemen, according to a new report released by an independent research group Wednesday.