The US-led coalition backs a Kurdish-dominated ground force in eastern Syria , which has an increasingly uneasy and sometimes antagonistic relationship with Mr Assad, who is also backed by Iran . Thursday's air strikes are just the latest in a series of deadly attacks in Syria between rival forces that have led to civilian casualties . It said at least 45 pro-government fighters, which included Arab and Asian fighers, were killed .
Newcastle made a strong start and were nearly ahead after five minutes when the ball broke to Jonjo Shelvey on the edge of the box and his strike brought an excellent save from David De Gea . " Alexis [Sanchez] had an open goal and then the countless opportunities of the last 20-25 minutes". "The double miss of ( Anthony) Martial is incredible in the last minute".
On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. African National Congress (ANC ) leader Cyril Ramaphosa says the ruling party is holding talks over Jacob Zuma's position as president of the country and that those talks should be handled with "care and purpose".
Images from the scene showed the passenger bus lying on its side. Most of the passengers were horse racing fans, as the bus was traveling on a special route for horse racing days. Hong Kong's double-decker buses can accommodate around 140 seated and standing passengers, depending upon the model. He also called for action on the issue of Hong Kong drivers working too many hours.
China refused. In a statement , India said "We note that China has said that Maldives government has the ability to protect the security of Chinese personnel and institutions in Maldives". Saudi Arabia is a key backer of Yameen along with China. Nasheed also called for Indian military intervention to end the crisis. China is dismissing accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island state and eliminate its sovereignty.
Tonga's bare-chested flag-bearer for their one-man Winter Olympics team was given a warm reception by the crowd in sub-zero temperatures at the Opening Ceremony on Friday. The 2018 Winter Olympics will showcase daring feats of human strength and athleticism. Traveling with Chilean cross-country skier Yonathan Fernandez and Mexican endurance specialist German Madrazo, a giant snow storm meant Taufatofua's route to the race near Ísafjörður was blocked by avalanches.