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Dozens Dead In Airstrikes On Rebel-Held Areas Of Aleppo
- August 15, 2016

Syrian activists and state media say at least 49 civilians, among them 5 children, have been killed on Saturday in Syria's contested Aleppo province as rebels and government forces traded indiscriminate fire across the region. Despite a promise on Wednesday by Russian Federation of a three-hour daily break in fighting to allow humanitarian aid into the city, there has been little respite from the violence. (more...)
Judge Overturns Conviction Of 'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey
- August 14, 2016

His uncle, Steven Avery , was also convicted for Halbach's murder, and is now incarcerated and appealing his conviction. Dassey was 16 years old when he confessed to helping his uncle, Steven Avery , carry out the rape and murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach . (more...)
U.S. House Democratic leader blames Russians for 'electronic Watergate'
- August 14, 2016

Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, who chairs the subcommittee that handles crimes, investigations, terrorism and homeland security. She also confirmed that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has hired a cybersecurity firm to conduct an investigation of the breach, purportedly part of a Russian cyber-attack that Pelosi has termed "an electronic Watergate break-in". (more...)
More than 200 civilians killed in 4 months in Yemen war
- August 14, 2016

In a story August 12 about civilian deaths in Yemen's civil war The Associated Press erroneously reported the year that the Saudi-led coalition began fighting in Yemen. Fighting has intensified since United Nations -sponsored peace talks between the Houthis, backed by forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and the internationally recognized government ended on Saturday without an agreement. (more...)
Labour Party in Trotskyist turmoil
- August 13, 2016

The High Court ruled against the Labour Party and it then took the case to the Court of Appeal, which was expected to pass its judgment today. Speaking to the Yorkshire Post exclusively, Mr Smith: "I've said we should extend the contest by a couple of weeks in light of the High Court ruling in order to make sure that's clear". (more...)
Mobile services snapped in Kashmir valley Mobile services snapped in Kashmir valley
- August 13, 2016

A Woman carrying her child seeks permission from a Police officer at a blocked road during the 34th day of curfew at Eidgah in Srinagar on Thursday. The prayers were also disallowed in several sensitive areas of South and Central Kashmir. Making it amply clear that Kashmir was "neither an internal issue of India nor a law and order problem", he said Kashmir as it existed on 14th august 1947 is a dispute and Pakistan was one of the principle parties to the dispute, India being the other. (more...)