Iraqi security forces have been slowed in their almost two-month-old offensive against IS, which has occupied Mosul for more than two years. "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city", Townsend said.
He said the church's current "just war" theory was no longer adequate for today's world. "Violence is not the cure for our broken world". His slogan? "Non-violence as a style of politics for peace". And those with clout in an increasingly poisonous society should be "refusing to discard people, harm the environment, or seek to win at any cost". The pontiff said his message was not just aimed at the faithful but was "a programme and a challenge for political and religious leaders, the ...
Most of the victims are thought to be women and children. "I would like to express a special closeness to my dear brother Pope Tawadros II [the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church] and to his community, and I am praying for the dead and the wounded", Pope Francis added.
Barrow rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country. The Supreme Court wasn't existing for the last one year. However, the opposition coalition that defeated Jammeh has told journalists that Gambia has no sitting Supreme Court to consider the case.
Saara came out on top for the quarter final and semi final, and heading into Sunday night's show she received 35.3 percent of the vote compared to Matt's 33.4 percent and 5 After Midnight's 31.3 percent. Saara eventually lost out to 23-year-old Matt Terry tonight, but it seems the Nordic singer may have preferred to come second all along anyway, and she may well sign a contract with mentor Sharon Osbourne.
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said a Russian colonel who worked as a military adviser in the government-controlled part of Aleppo has died in rebel shelling. The White House said the US was also considering additional sanctions on those helping Syria's government to try to up the pressure, but acknowledged those penalties have thus far been ineffective.