Islamic State losses mount with liberation of Syrian town
1: The Islamic State group’s loss of the northern Syrian town of Manbij to US-backed fighters marks the latest in a string of defeats for the extremists across their self-styled caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The strategic town, which lies on a supply route between the Turkish border and the de facto IS capital, Raqqa, fell to the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces on Friday after more than two months of heavy fighting and US-led airstrikes. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the fighting claimed more than 1,700 lives, including more than 400 civilians.
Woman claims she was 'raped by Pokemon character'
1: The woman said she had woken up to find a Pokemon lying on top of her and assaulting her. A Russian woman has claimed that she was raped by a Pokemon character. The woman, who has not been identified, was so disturbed by the alleged incident that she filed a formal complaint with police. According to Mail online report, the married woman was in her apartment in Moscow and had been playing Pokemon GO before she fell asleep. She claimed that when she woke, a huge Pokemon was lying on top of her, raping her. She explained that as she jumped out of bed, the Pokemon disappeared, but the ...Read More
US favours India's military support to afghanistan
1: The top USA and international organization commander, General John Nicholson, aforesaid Republic of India has been creating 'enoromously valuable' contribution in strengthening Afghan security forces. Afghanistan has wanted a lot of military provides from Republic of India as well as attack helicopters because it stepped up its offensive last week against terror teams killing three hundred Islamic State terrorists, the highest USA and international organization commander within the war-ravaged country aforesaid on weekday. General John Nicholson, on his second visit, aforesaid Republic...Read More
Clinton e-mails renew concerns about ties between foundation, State Dept.
1: By Eric Lichtblau THE NEW YORK TIMES AUGUST 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — A new batch of U.S. State Department emails released Tuesday showed the close and sometimes overlapping interests between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. The documents raised new questions about whether the charitable foundation worked to reward its donors with access and influence at the State Department, a charge that Clinton has faced in the past and has always denied. In one email exchange, for instance, an executive at the Clinton Foundation i...Read More
Indian-Origin Lawyer Among Controversial UK Peerages
1: LONDON: The elevation of a human rights lawyer of Indian origin to the House of Lords as a Labour peer on Friday caused a controversy after the party's deputy leader criticised the timing of her nomination. Shami Chakrabarti, a former director of UK-based human rights pressure group Liberty, oversaw Opposition Labour party's recent anti-semitism inquiry and was nominated by party leader Jeremy Corbyn for a peerage soon after. The party's own deputy leader, Tom Watson, agreed the timing was "not great". "The timing is not great for the Labour party. I wasn't aware, I wasn't consulted whe...Read More