UN Security Council Reminds the World: Don't Bomb Hospitals or Kill Doctors Like the Saudi coalition in Yemen, Russia routinely denies responsibility for attacks in Syria, including on hospitals ... "This is shameful and inexcusable." He noted an attack carried out by the Saudi-led coalition this January on a hospital in the ... 05/3/2016 - 1:55 pm | View Link
Syrian army denies shelling rebel-held hospital in Aleppo Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the hospital attack but said the U.S.is still trying to gather the facts surrounding the incident. "Russia has an urgent responsibility to ... by the spike of violence in Syria, global mediator Staffan de Mistura ... 04/28/2016 - 9:11 pm | View Link
Russia denies blame for air strikes on Aleppo hospital "Russia has an urgent responsibility ... city of Aleppo in Syria is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster and millions of people are in serious danger, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Thursday. "Don't attack hospitals ... 04/28/2016 - 5:23 pm | View Link
Syrian Kurdish PYD head denies responsibility for Ankara attack ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish PYD party leader denied Turkish accusations that his group carried out a bomb attack in Ankara on Wednesday which killed 28 people, saying Turkey was trying to escalate the fighting in northern Syria. "We are ... 02/17/2016 - 9:11 pm | View Link
Syria: Assad denies responsibility for sarin attack as US prepares to vote "He denied that he had anything to do with the attack," CBS veteran correspondent Charlie Rose said, after earlier interviewing Assad in Damascus. "He denied that he knew there was a chemical attack, notwithstanding what has been said and notwithstanding ... 09/8/2013 - 7:59 am | View Link
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Syria Syria clash kills 28 as Assad says open to 2014 run. New York Times . Damascus — At least 28 people were reported killed in a Syrian firefight Saturday, the day ... 04/29/2016 - 3:40 pm | View Website
Turkey says Kurds in Syria responsible for Ankara car bomb ... Turkey has blamed Wednesday’s car bomb attack on a military convoy in Ankara on Kurds based in Syria, as another explosion hit a convoy in the south-east. 02/18/2016 - 5:13 am | View Website
Russia denies Syria hospital bombing Russia denies Syria hospital bombing. Russia on Tuesday denied claims it bombed a hospital funded by Doctors Without Borders in northern Syria. 02/16/2016 - 10:30 am | View Website
ISIS claim responsibility for major attack near Damascus ... At least 60 killed and 110 wounded in triple attack deep in Hezbollah-held area of Syrian capital. 01/31/2016 - 10:42 am | View Website
More than 5,000 solar panels will be installed on Colby College property off Washington Street in Oakland this year as part of a solar energy project that will be one of the largest in the state.
The array is expected to produce 2.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually for the campus, according to Colby officials.
DAMASCUS, Syria —Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U. S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria’s fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.
Restoration of a partial truce would bring relief to residents on both sides of Syria’s largest city after two weeks of relentless violence that has killed nearly 300 people, destroyed hospitals and brought it to the brink of humanitarian disaster.
It was not immediately clear whether the new effort will be observed or for how long.
California told to prepare for a potential huge earthquake in longest fault.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Southern California’s section of the San Andreas Fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.
The San Andreas Fault is one of California’s most dangerous, and is the state’s longest fault.
A group of Illinois students and parents sued the Obama administration Wednesday over its stance on transgender students’ access to school bathrooms and locker rooms, arguing that the U. S. Education Department is illegally forcing local authorities to let children use facilities that correspond to their gender identity.
The complaint alleges that the federal government has violated students’ fundamental right to privacy and parents’ constitutional right to instill moral standards and values in their children.
The lawsuit represents the first legal challenge to the Obama administration’s interpretation of Title IX, a federal anti-discrimination law, as providing transgender students with the right to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity instead of their biological sex.
The plaintiffs include female students who go to a high school that, under pressure from the Education Department, allowed a transgender girl to change in a girls locker room, according to the lawsuit, which concerns Palatine Township High School District 211.
The complaint says that the plaintiffs are afraid of seeing a “male in a state of undress” and “are afraid of being seen by, and being forced to share intimate spaces with, a male while they are in various states of undress.”
“Every day these girls go to school, they experience embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety, fear, apprehension, stress, degradation and loss of dignity because they will have to use the locker room and restroom with a biological male,” the complaint says.
The lawsuit was filed in U.
LEWISTON — Gov. Paul LePage suggested Wednesday that he would be interested in a job in a hypothetical Donald Trump administration and, if he didn’t get one, he would run against Maine’s U. S. Sen. Angus King.
But, in his typical style, the governor then laughed and added: “Believe me, it doesn’t happen unless my wife says ‘Yes.’ ”
LePage made the statements Wednesday to a mostly friendly crowd in Lewiston, his hometown, during a forum in which he criticized the Legislature for several heroin-related bills and said Maine is losing jobs to other states with lower taxes and energy costs.