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United Nations rights chief slams 'no-holds-barred' violence in Syria

United Nations rights chief slams 'no-holds-barred' violence in Syria

Turkey launched an offensive into the enclave on January 20 against Syrian Kurdish fighters that Ankara considers to be a security threat due to their links to outlawed rebels in Turkey. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Saturday for urgent global action, saying the past week in Syria "has been one of the bloodiest periods of the entire conflict".


Syria Wants UN To Condemn US 'massacre'

Syria Wants UN To Condemn US 'massacre'

The attack was a response to a pro-Assad airstrike on the headquarters of a long-time U.S. ally in Syria. The foreign ministry sent two letters to the United Nations condemning the aggression as a war crime and arguing that it showed the "dirty U.S.


Man accused of killing teen says she 'put a hit' on herself

Man accused of killing teen says she 'put a hit' on herself

Joseph Michael Lopez, 22, was arrested Thursday evening and booked into the Adams County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of the Broomfield teen. He initially denied he was with her when she died, but investigators countered with evidence that showed his cellphone at the scene of the crime, the affidavit said.


PM Modi may announce poll shocker in Independence Day speech

PM Modi may announce poll shocker in Independence Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his MPs on Friday to popularise, among the masses, the welfare schemes announced in the Budget. A few weeks earlier, Prime Minister Modi, said that selling "pakodas" is also a form of employment and can be seen in the light of "job creation".


South Africa holds its breath as Jacob Zuma in talks to resign

South Africa holds its breath as Jacob Zuma in talks to resign

The two were said to be discussing "cosmetic issues", including the payment of Zuma's future legal fees and security for him and his family. But Zuma, whose presidency has been tainted by graft scandals, has clung to power after rejecting a request by senior officials of the African National Congress to resign a week ago.


House vote set to avoid shutdown and fund Pentagon for full year

House vote set to avoid shutdown and fund Pentagon for full year

The House and the Senate are expected to vote Thursday on a long-term spending deal , hoping to end the repeated drama of short-term funding bills that have occupied Congress for much of the past five months. "My commitment to working together on an immigration measure that we can make law is a honest commitment", Ryan said. Trump can't expect many Republicans to ever get behind his plan, which goes far beyond curbs on illegal immigration to restrict legal immigration in ...