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Day: February 5, 2017

Iran vows roaring missiles if threatened, defies new sanctions
Arab world, ENGLISH

Iran vows roaring missiles if threatened, defies new sanctions

    A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile programme by holding a military exercise on Saturday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since a recent Iranian ballistic missile test which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on individuals and entities linked to the Revolutionary Guards. Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn said the Washington was putting Iran on notice over its destabilising activity, and Trump tweeted Tehran was "playing with fire". We are working day and night to protect Iran’s security, head of Revolutionary Guards' aerospace unit, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh was quoted a...
Judges reject President Trump’s travel ban appeal
America, ENGLISH

Judges reject President Trump’s travel ban appeal

    Judges have rejected Donald Trump's appeal to have his travel ban immediately reinstated. Federal Judge James Robart halted the ban on Friday after questioning the constitutionality of the President's controversial executive order, which blocks citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US and all refugees. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Sunday denied a formal request by the US Department of Justice to lift the ruling. Instead, it gave the Trump administration until Monday afternoon to file more arguments - and challengers of the ban to respond to the emergency appeal. Acting solicitor general Noel Francisco had argued on Saturday night that the President's authority is "largely immune from judicial control" when it comes to deci...
Vladimir Putin prepares for Suvorov Attack, warns the West
ENGLISH, Europe

Vladimir Putin prepares for Suvorov Attack, warns the West

    Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares his military forces, gigantic infantry and tank exercises, serving as a warning shot at the West. The show of military force is part of the army’s efforts to nail the Suvorov Attack army competition, the Russian Pacific Fleet’s naval infantry unit exercises. The competition will be joined by five countries: Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela and Kazakhstan. It is scheduled to take place in the middle of the year. The Russian naval infantry's show of fighting prowess may serve as a warning to Britain as tensions are on the rise from both sides. During the drills, troops fired AK47s and launch rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). Soldiers endured the cold as they dash it with heavy-duty ammunition. In December last year, the US and the UK h...
Donald Trump has lowest approval ratings of any President in US history
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump has lowest approval ratings of any President in US history

    Donald Trump He has only been in office for two weeks, but with each controversial policy announcement coming hard upon the heels of another, Donald Trump has the lowest approval rating of any new President, according to the latest poll. Over half of US respondents at 53 per cent disapprove of the way their new President is handling the job, according to the CNN/ORC International poll released on Friday. Just 44 per cent of respondents gave Mr Trump their approval, making him the only President since polls began to hold a negative approval rating at such an early stage in his White House tenure. However, there is little surprise expressed among Americans to the way in which Mr Trump has begun his presidency, with 78 per cent saying he is handling things exactly as they wou...
Rich tributes paid to Suranjit at Dhakeshwari temple
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Rich tributes paid to Suranjit at Dhakeshwari temple

    Hundreds of people queued up with flowers to pay tributes to legendary parliamentarian and politician Suranjit Sengutpa at the Dhakeshwari National Temple. The body of Sengutpa, who died early on Sunday aged 71, was taken on the premises of the temple in the afternoon with politicians, diplomats, professionals, cultural and social activists thronging to have a last glimpse of him. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Awami League (AL) Advisory Council member Amir Hossain Amu, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Professor Gowher Rizvi, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokan, Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka Adarsh Swaika, AL Advisory Council member Mukul Bose, Oikya NAP President Pankaj Bhattacharya, Gono Foru...