US special operations forces wounded, killed in Afghanistan

The in-combat death of an American in southern Helmand Province came despite President Obama's declaration in December 2014 that U.S.'s combat mission was over. The unrest in Helmand, blighted by a huge opium harvest that helps fund the insurgency, c... More..

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by | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Donald Trump kicks off 2016 leading Republican race in year's first poll

Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over Ted Cruz nationally four weeks out from the first 2016 contest. And Trump plans to step up his courtship of evangelical voters as the February 1 Iowa vote nears...More..

by | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

President Obama tears up during press conference on gun control executive actions

Potentially the most contentious piece of Obama's executive actions is broadening the definition of a gun dealer. -Obama has suggested in the past that gun dealers stop selling semi-automatic firearms (esse...More..

US casualties in Afghanistan after mortar lands near helicopter
by | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

US casualties in Afghanistan after mortar lands near helicopter

The official could not say where the force was launched from or how many people were involved. This is the second incident involving helicopter crash in less than a week."My understanding is that there may st...More..

US special operations reportedly killed or wounded in Afghanistan
by | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

US special operations reportedly killed or wounded in Afghanistan

The statement did not identify the branch of service involved in the fighting, but initial media  reports  indicated that special operations forces were involved. "It was not shot down", he said. In addition to...More..

Bill gutting Obamacare would save half-trillion over a decade, CBO finds
by | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Bill gutting Obamacare would save half-trillion over a decade, CBO finds

A previous estimate by the Congressional Budget Office said that the bill would cut the federal deficit by $474 billion, but that projection changed after several delays on healthcare taxes were enacted, th...More..

Islamic State 'gets tougher' in face of air strikes - audio message
by | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Islamic State 'gets tougher' in face of air strikes - audio message

The terrorist group leader also used the opportunity to threaten Russian Federation and the United States and claim that the air strikes conducted by the coalitions allegedly did not weaken the jihadists. The I...More..

Dakota Johnson: Hollywood is brutal
by | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Dakota Johnson: Hollywood is brutal

Johnson is set to star in the second part of the " Fifty Shades " trilogy titled "Fifty Shades Darker". I do not need to distance myself from that. Dakota , whose parents are esteemed actors Don Johnson an...More..

Kashmiris to observe right to self determination on Tuesday
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Kashmiris to observe right to self determination on Tuesday

He added that India must read the writing on the wall and resolve Kashmir issue, reported Dunya News. Later the participants of the rally presented a memorandum to UN Observers Mission, demanding of the UN Se...More..

Blackberry to Continue Pakistan Operations After Gov't Backs Down
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Blackberry to Continue Pakistan Operations After Gov't Backs Down

The company turned down the request by Pakistani authorities and had earlier announced that it would provide its services in the country till Dec 30 of 2015 in accordance to a shutdown order by the government...More..

Scotland remains on flood alert as historic castle teeters on edge
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Scotland remains on flood alert as historic castle teeters on edge

Areas with swollen rivers and saturated ground not yet recovered from Storm Frank have been hit once more by persistent showers, with rising water levels threatening properties and disrupting travel. ”Vincent...More..

Trump ad shows Morocco instead of Mexican border
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Trump ad shows Morocco instead of Mexican border

Most of the 30 seconds are used to explain that Trump will keep Muslims from entering the U.S., even if temporarily. Did you expect anything less? "The single biggest difference between me and the very, very ...More..

German city holds crisis meeting after New Year sex assaults
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

German city holds crisis meeting after New Year sex assaults

Mayor Henriette Reker - who made global headlines in October after she was stabbed on the campaign trail , partially due to her pro-refugee stance - will meet with local and federal police to discuss the mass...More..

by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS leader, threatens West, Israel in first statement

He called upon all Muslims to join the fight, claiming it was their Islamic duty. The Islamic State group released the message on Saturday, which it claims is recorded by al-Baghdadi. "They  announced  lately...More..

Company Shares of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) Drops by -0.38%
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Company Shares of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) Drops by -0.38%

Spectra Energy Corp (Spectra Energy) through its subsidiaries and equity affiliates, owns and operates a portfolio of complementary natural gas-related energy assets and is a natural gas infrastructure company...More..

Recapturing Mosul requires Kurds' help: Iraq deputy PM
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Recapturing Mosul requires Kurds' help: Iraq deputy PM

Abadi reasoned that ISIS will end when they are forced from Mosul since, "It's there where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate". In recent months, the group has been routed from Tikrit, Beiji, Hawija, t...More..

Drone shows historic castle teetering over flood water
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Drone shows historic castle teetering over flood water

Birkhall is where Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall spent their honeymoon and every wedding anniversary since. The Environment Agency, whose chairman Sir Philip Dilley was criticized for holidaying in Barba...More..

Donald Trump TV ad shows immigrants at Morocco border, not Mexico
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Donald Trump TV ad shows immigrants at Morocco border, not Mexico

Politifact did not change its ruling, saying "most viewers - in the context of the ad and Trump's past statements - would conclude that it shows the U.S.-Mexico border, not a border in Africa". He has led the p...More..

Man, 2 children dead after car plunges off Australian wharf
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Man, 2 children dead after car plunges off Australian wharf

The children were believed to be aged 4 and younger than one. He had a carpet- and furniture-cleaning business. A police diver at Brennan Wharf in Port Lincoln. More..

CBSE exam schedule announced
by | Tuesday, January 05, 2016

CBSE exam schedule announced

As per reports around 13 to 15 lakh students are set to appear for class 10 and 12 main examinations, in 2016. "It is hereby clarified that it is mandatory for students seeking change of name to get his or he...More..