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Exclusive footage shows airstrike hitting Aleppo hospital
BEIRUT (AP) — Footage obtained by The Associated Press shows the moment a children's hospital in northern Syria was hit by an airstrike.
The exclusive CCTV video shows the interior and exterior of the pediatric facility in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, as it was hit by the bomb on Friday.
The Syrian government has stepped up its bombardment of besieged eastern Aleppo — an onslaught that began last week when Syria's ally Russia announced its own offensive on opposition-controlled parts of the country. Since then, more than 100 people have been killed across northern Syria.
On Friday alone, airstrikes hit four hospitals in east Aleppo, effectively rendering all hospitals in the enclave of 275,000 people out of service, according to the opposition's Aleppo Health Directorate and the World Health Organization.
The dramatic footage shows what appears to be a waiting room at the hospital as people milled about, including nurses in blue uniforms. The airstrike then hits, turning the room into a swirl of gray dust. Debris is strewn around and part of the false ceiling collapses.
Another CCTV camera shows what appears to be the street outside the hospital before the attack. A man is seen walking on the street. A second later, there is a huge explosion and an orange fireball. The footage was provided by the Independent Doctors Association (IDA), a Turkey-based NGO founded by Syrian doctors supporting a number of medical facilities in Aleppo.
Japan officials raid Mitsubishi office after data scandal
Mitsubishi President Tetsuro Aikawa apologized to customers at a news conference in Tokyo. Photo by Reuters Japanese transport ministry officials raided a Mitsubishi Motors office Thursday following the shock admission by the automaker that it falsified fuel-efficiency tests in more than 600,000 vehicles. The officials descended on a research and development centre in the city of Nagoya Thursday morning, and the government may slap the under-fire company with fines over the scandal, local… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
U.S. Supreme Court to judge Obama for protecting millions of illegal immigrants
A protester holds a sign as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration in Washington, in this file photo taken November 20, 2015. Many immigrants are hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court revives President Barack Obama's 2014 executive action on immigration, which was thrown out by a lower court. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case on Monday probing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Iraq pushes into town near Mosul after IS assault on Kirkuk
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed into a town to the southeast of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas.U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet with Iraqi commanders to discuss the offensive to retake Mosul, which the U.S. is supporting with airstrikes and advisers on… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Man Sues Uber After Driver Beat Him Up For Asking To Go To NJ
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters An Uber rider is suing the ride-hail giant for negligence, fraud, battery, and assault after one of its drivers in Philadelphia allegedly beat him up after declining to take him home to New Jersey. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, claims that Joseph Fusco, director of public safety at the security firm Allied Universal, requested an Uber ride from a holiday party near the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Dec. 22, 2016 at about 11pm. When his Uber driver… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Dialogue between PM, enterprises to take place this month
The annual dialogue between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the business community will take place sometime between May 10 and 20, allowing firms to directly communicate with the Government. According to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the event intends to review the one-year implementation of Resolution No.35/NQ-CP dated May 16, 2016 on “Supporting and developing enterprises by 2020” and the government’s efforts to improve the local business climate and national… chat_bubble_outline Read More...