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Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400. Mounting calls for a humanitarian truce in one of the bloodiest episodes of Syria’s seven-year conflict failed to stop 46 more people being killed by air strikes and rocket fire. Regime backer Russia said there was “no agreement” at the UN Security Council on a 30-day ceasefire for Syria and presented amendments to a draft resolution that would allow aid deliveries and the evacuation of civilians from besieged Eastern Ghouta.



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More Cops In Schools Means More Black Kids In The Criminal Justice System

More Cops In Schools Means More Black Kids In The Criminal Justice SystemWhen President Donald Trump held a listening session with survivors of gun violence, their family members and the parents of murdered students on Wednesday, much of the discussion focused on ways to enhance school security.



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NRA Head: More Guns Mean Safer Schools, ‘Completely Ridiculous’ To Think Otherwise

NRA Head: More Guns Mean Safer Schools, ‘Completely Ridiculous’ To Think OtherwiseWayne LaPierre, the executive director and CEO of the National Rifle Association, said schools need more people with guns to make them safer.



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Syria's Ghouta residents "wait to die" as more bombs fall

Syria's Ghouta residents "wait to die" as more bombs fallResidents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus. Emily Wither reports.



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More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) – Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was the highest 48-hour death toll in the Syria conflict since a 2013 chemical attack on eastern Ghouta, the last major rebel bastion located near the capital. Damascus says it only targets militants.



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More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb

More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburbBEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday.



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Plane crashes in Iran with more than 50 aboard: media

Plane crashes in Iran with more than 50 aboard: mediaAn Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country’s emergency services told local media on Sunday. The plane had 50 to 60 passengers,” Pir Hossein Koolivand told the Fars news agency. The plane was reportedly travelling from Tehran to the small town of Yasuj in Isfahan province.



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Israeli police arrest more executives from Bezeq Telecom

Israeli police arrest more executives from Bezeq TelecomIsraeli police made arrests on Sunday that included senior executives from Bezeq, the country’s largest telecom group, after the markets watchdog uncovered new information during its investigation into the company. The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has been investigating Bezeq over possible fraud and financial reporting offences and company officials, including its former chairman, were arrested in 2017. Israeli media reported investigators were looking into allegations that Bezeq received benefits in return for enabling favourable media coverage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



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Full Lankford: 'No issues with more extensive background checks'

Full Lankford: 'No issues with more extensive background checks'In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) says that he would like to see the background check system improved.



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'How many more students are going to have to die?' ask Parkland High School students

'How many more students are going to have to die?' ask Parkland High School studentsStudents Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, David Hogg, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin tell Meet the Press that they're calling on elected leaders to act on gun control.



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