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April 5, 2017 6:34 PM Trump, Quick to Blame Obama on Syria, Faces Same Quandary

As the world again absorbed the brutal images of Syrians killed and injured by suspected noxious gases on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a bristling condemnation of the incident. He called the attack in the northwestern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun, which left 72 people dead, including 20 children, “reprehensible” and the result of “heinous 18

April 5, 2017 4:19 PM Russia says Obama ‘red line’ on Syria provoked attacks  Â

UNITED NATIONS: Russia said former US President Barack Obama's threat of military action if a "red line" was crossed and chemical weapons were used in Syria had provoked such attacks. "That decision served as a starting point for future provocations by terrorists and extremist structures with the use of chemical weapons, they sought to discredit the official 12

April 5, 2017 3:30 PM Pepsi Ad Invokes Black Lives Matter Protest

A new commercial from the soda company borrowed imagery from the Black Lives Matter movement and drew near immediate criticism online from people who said it trivialized the widespread protests against the killings of black people by the police. The ad, posted to YouTube on Tuesday, shows attractive young people holding milquetoast signs with nonspecific 51 7

April 5, 2017 1:39 PM Congressional leaders call Assad war criminal, say he must go

Congressional leaders from the Republican and Democratic parties condemned the chemical attack on the Syrian town of Idlib, and demanded that the Trump administration and the United Nations respond forcefully to actions believed to have been ordered by Syrian President Bashar Assad. They said that the attack, which has claimed dozens of lives and left countless 8

April 5, 2017 1:00 PM Facebook to crack down on ‘revenge porn’ on platform

Social network brings in new reporting tools for non-consensual sharing of intimate images Facebook is cracking down on “revenge porn” on its platform, introducing new reporting tools that will make it easier to get intimate images shared without consent removed from the social media site. The new safety measures, which are being rolled out globally 30

April 5, 2017 10:31 AM Zuma keeps blacks divided, leave them to beat each other – Front National

The party says white people protesting on Friday will be doing something utterly futile. Minority white-rights party Front National said in a statement prior to the ANC’s national working committee press conference on Wednesday that it was clear President Jacob Zuma was likely to survive as president of both the ANC and the country. However, they don’t 26

April 4, 2017 11:10 PM The Zuma Dilemma: Hell No, he just won’t go!

The neatest way for Zuma to be removed from office would be for the ANC to execute the same strategy they used to end Thabo Mbeki’s presidency. A decision by the ANC national executive committee (NEC) to recall Zuma would compel him to resign and go away quietly. But for as long as Zuma remains president of the ANC, it is extremely difficult to dislodge 49

April 4, 2017 9:05 PM Boyd strike gives Burnley 1-0 win over Stoke

LONDON: Burnley took a big step towards staying in England's top flight after a fine George Boyd goal in the second half gave them a 1-0 win over Stoke City in a dour Premier League clash on Tuesday. The result lifted Burnley to 12th position on 35 points, eight clear of the relegation zone and one behind 11th-placed Stoke, who failed to score for a fifth 21

April 4, 2017 2:39 PM Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills 58

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke. Later, aircraft fired rockets at local clinics treating survivors, medics and activists said. A Syrian military source denied the government had used any such weapons. Russia's defence ministry meanwhile 50

April 4, 2017 1:55 PM Outrage as ‘gas attack’ kills dozens in rebel-held Syria town

11 children were among the dead, with at least 160 injured, with many people dying even after arriving at medical facilities. A suspected chemical attack killed at least 58 civilians in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitor said, prompting widespread outrage and calls for international action. The attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun also left dozens 31