As ISIS Gains Momentum, Is 'Weakened' Assad on Way Out?

As ISIS Gains Momentum, Is 'Weakened' Assad on Way Out?

ISIS' conquest of Palmyra marked the latest in a series of setbacks for the Syrian regime, but analysts say not to count Bashar Assad out just yet.



Divorced parents should be given shared custody of children Law panel

Divorced parents should be given shared custody of children Law panel

The Law Commission on Friday recommended that divorced parents be given joint custody of minor children a move aimed at doing away with gender bias in Indias custody laws that favour the father

TLC Pulls 19 Kids and Counting from Schedule After Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal

TLC Pulls 19 Kids and Counting from Schedule After Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal

Josh Duggar, the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the TLC hit reality series 19 Kids and Counting, is now at the center of a huge scandal, after word got out that he molested 5 minor girls when he was a teenager. With the cat out of the bag more than a decade later, TLC has decide

Animal-rights activists target construction workers on UW project

Animal-rights activists target construction workers on UW project

Managers at the general contractor hired to build a new animal testing lab at the University of Washington are locked in a legal fight with an animal rights activist they claim has been harassing them at their Eastside homes.

Colombia FARC fighters end truce after government attack

Colombia FARC fighters end truce after government attack

Colombia’s FARC rebels have ended a ceasefire after they said government troops killed 26 of their fighters during a raid on a jungle camp in Cauca where they have a strong presence.

The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) slammed Santos for “incoherence” in seeking peac

Postmedia wins seven awards at National Newspaper Awards

Postmedia wins seven awards at National Newspaper Awards

Postmedia Network won seven awards at the National Newspaper Awards Friday night, with dual wins for both the Vancouver Sun and the Ottawa Citizen.

Bank of England email blunder sees secret details of EU exit plan sent to journalist

Bank of England email blunder sees secret details of EU exit plan sent to journalist

The work was supposed to remain confidential but was accidentally revealed when details were sent to a national newspaper

Father of tragic Scots stock car racer Keir Millar speaks of his 'heartbreak' over son's death aged ...

Father of tragic Scots stock car racer Keir Millar speaks of his 'heartbreak' over son's death aged ...

KEITH Millar told how he still finds himself calling his son's name at the bottom of the stairs two weeks after he died following a crash at a race track in Lochgelly.

Record View: Leaky Lib Dems lacking in honour

Record View: Leaky Lib Dems lacking in honour

Alistair Carmichael must consider his future in politics over a leaked memo which wrongly claimed Nicola Sturgeon preferred David Cameron as PM.

Scores Killed in Western Mexico Gunfight

Scores Killed in Western Mexico Gunfight

Mexican officials say at least 42 people were killed in a gunfight between suspected criminals and security forces in western Mexico, the latest violence in an area that has been plagued by violent ...

Bomb explodes at Shia mosque in Yemen's capital

Bomb explodes at Shia mosque in Yemen's capital

A terrorist bomb blast rocks a Shia mosque in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, leaving at least 12 people injured.

Several children are among the casualties. The ISIL Takifri terrorists have reportedly claimed responsibility for the bomb attack. Earlier in the day, Sana’a was also rocked

Saudi regime fanning the flames of sectarianism

Saudi regime fanning the flames of sectarianism

A deadly blast has ripped through a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Qatif region in Eastern Province. The terrorist attack happened while Shia worshippers were holding Friday prayers. The incident has once again drawn public attention to the plight of Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia.

Obama smiles as toddler unleashes White House tantrum

Obama smiles as toddler unleashes White House tantrum

The White House had some unexpected drama when a toddler threw herself face-down on the carpet – at President Obama's feet.

Fiery Mike Francesa rips his bosses

Fiery Mike Francesa rips his bosses

Mike Francesa preached directly to his WFAN/CBS Radio bosses Friday, criticizing the way they are running the radio station.

Cat rescued in Harlem after residents say nobody would help

Cat rescued in Harlem after residents say nobody would help

A black cat with more than her share of bad luck got shaken out of a tree Friday by careful cops.

Alps Murders: Victim Fought With Brother

Alps Murders: Victim Fought With Brother

The brother of a British man shot dead in the French Alps with his family has revealed the pair had a violent row over a £1m inheritance, which led to the police being called.

Email Blunder Reveals Bank's 'Brexit' Risks Probe

Email Blunder Reveals Bank's 'Brexit' Risks Probe

A secret Bank of England project to examine the economic risks of the UK quitting the EU in the referendum has been revealed after an email was accidentally sent to a journalist.

Watch as one man's 'Victory Parade' morphs into a bizarre police chase

Watch as one man's 'Victory Parade' morphs into a bizarre police chase

An extremely slow police chase in Los Angeles came to a halt Friday evening after an apparent bystander ran in front of a top-down convertible and pushed the surrendering driver toward a crowd of police officers. The more than hour-long pursuit, which at times clocked in at below 10 miles per hour,

Johnny Depp as notorious gangster in "Black Mass" trailer

Johnny Depp as notorious gangster in "Black Mass" trailer

In the film, a FBI agent persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob.

'Embrace of the Serpent' among Cannes Directors' Fortnight winners

"Embrace of the Serpent" among Cannes Directors' Fortnight winners

Directors' Fortnight is an independent selection of films that runs concurrently with Cannes, and is officially non-competitive.

Bank of England secretly researches implications of EU exit: report

Bank of England secretly researches implications of EU exit: report

The email was written on May 21 and forwarded by mistake to a Guardian editor by the Bank's head of press.

Pedestrian halts suspect in low-speed chase; LAPD cuffs him, too

Pedestrian halts suspect in low-speed chase; LAPD cuffs him, too

Halt! A pedestrian stopped a motorist evading California police Friday evening by calmly stepping in front of his car. The chase ended, when police cuffed the man behind the wheel -- and the man who stopped him. They took them both of them in, aerial ...

Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him “fast-track” powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia. Attention now turns to the House of

Getting back to Basie basics

Getting back to Basie basics

Although the great jazz composer and band leader Count Basie died in April 1984, his band plays on.The Count Basie Orchestra, an 18-piece recording and touring ensemble, is keeping Basie's sometimes boisterous, frequently moving...

Motorcyclists gather in D.C., around US for Memorial Day weekend

Motorcyclists gather in D.C., around US for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders. This year, just about a week after nine people were killed and more were wounded in a shootout involving what authorities say were outlaw motorcycle gangs during a gathering in Waco, Texas, rallies around the country

Orland bus crash that killed 10 caused by truck driver's unexplained turn

HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> California Highway Patrol investigators were unable to determine why the driver of a FedEx vehicle veered over the median on Interstate 5 and into oncoming traffic in the April 10, 2014 Orland bus crash that killed 10 and injured more than 30 others, the agency said Friday.After

EU Summit: Cameron 'confident' of reforms in Brussels

British Prime Minister David Cameron is “confident” of an agreement with his European counterparts on EU reforms but warns they “wont be easy”.

Leaders wrapped up a summit in Riga on Friday which focused on closer ties between Brussels and several former Soviet countries includin

Syrian activists document rise of chlorine attacks in war as world searches for ways to act

With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.

Stood-down Somyurek rejects threat claims

VICTORIAN government minister Adem Somyurek, who has been stood down, says claims he intimidated and threatened his staff are untrue.

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ISIS to have nuke 'within a year'

THIS is the terrifying reality ISIS thinks it can achieve in a year — holding the world to ransom with nuclear weapons.

UN: 'Nothing More Important' Than Helping Ramadi Refugees

Since Ramadi fell to Islamic State militants on Sunday, tens of thousands of the city's former residents have been on the road, fleeing the fighting and their homes in the western Anbar Province. Most of them are headed for what they hope is safety in Iraq's capital, Baghdad. "People are tellin

NY Times: Justice Department Finds 'Criminal Wrongdoing' at GM

Giant automaker General Motors could be on the verge of paying a record penalty for failing to reveal an ignition defect in its vehicles linked to at least 104 deaths, according to a report Friday in The New York Times. GM's settlement payment is still being negotiated, but is expected to surpa

US Senate Blocks House Bill on Domestic Surveillance

The U.S. Senate has blocked a House of Representatives bill that would have ended the bulk collection of domestic telephone data by the National Security Agency. The Senate voted 57- 42 against the bill early Saturday, shortly after midnight. Sixty votes were needed to move ahead with the legis

UN accuses S. Sudan fighters of shelling base

South Sudanese government tanks backed by helicopter gunships have pushed back rebels from a key oil town, state television showed on Friday, as the UN accused both sides of targeting one of its bases sheltering civilians.

WMNdellis published Merge order to speed up adoption

Plans to force councils to merge services in order to speed up adoption rates are to be announced in next week's Queen's Speech. Adoption is "happening at too small and localised a scale", the Department for Education (DfE) said, and mergers would increase the pool of potential adopters, reducing w

Lewis Gregory: Great to have helped Somerset turn corner

It's a great feeling to have won our first match of the season especially as it has come on the back of some poor performances and poor results. Now that we have experienced success we want to push on and hope that we can try to make it continue. It was brilliant to win the game but the manner in