Summary A statement released by the provincial media said those killed in the drone attack were Taliban militants. Helmand, which sits on the border with Pakistan, has been a focal point of Taliban activities. The Taliban militants have vowed to escalate attacks on Afghan forces and US-led troops, their bases, diplomatic missions and their convoys before the drawdown of the US-led foreign forces by the end of the year.
Summary MONTREAL - BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) says it will privatize regional telecom affiliate Bell Aliant (TSX:BA). BCE, which already controls Halifax-based Bell Aliant, is acquiring the interest of public minority shareholders in Bell Aliant for roughly $3.95 billion.
Summary During the ceremony, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman expressed his condolences and sympathy to the families who have lost their loved ones in the tragedy. "On behalf of the president, the prime minister, the government and the whole Ukrainian people, I appeal to the relatives of the flight MH17 passengers, asking to accept our deepest condolences. We grieve with you," Groysman said.
Summary Chief executive Satya Nadella made the announcement while briefing analysts following Tuesday's earnings update. "During the quarter, we reassessed our product roadmap and decided not to ship a new form factor that was under development," said Amy Hood, the firm's chief financial officer. Leaks had indicated that the firm had originally planned to launch the Surface Mini in May - a small tablet running the Windows RT system, a version of the OS designed for ARM-based chips.
Summary The former fourth-round draft choice from Louisiana-Lafayette has played just two seasons in the NFL and is already drawing comparisons to fellow teammate and future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates, who helped innovate the tight end position in the modern era. In this instance, he lines up as a receiver to the far left of the formation and makes the fade to the corner of the end zone look like child's play against the smaller defensive back. Expect the Chargers to utilize Green in the red zone more in 2014.
Summary Composting toilets: a growing movement in green disposal. That's despite the fact that the water-flush toilet devours 30% of the UK's water supply. But now the composting toilet is on the up, and we're teetering on the cusp of a small-scale restroom revolution. It's a move that has left the industry "wide open to everyone", according to Dave Wood of the Thunderbox Collective, supplier of portable compost toilets. "The rest of the festivals will follow suit."
Summary On Tuesday, the prime minister came to our school, Walworth academy in south London, to announce that teachers and other public servants like me will have a new duty to tackle female genital mutilation . This is not something that is happening purely in small villages in Somalia. In the UK there are 137,000 girls and women in England and Wales living with the consequences of FGM, and 20,000 thought to be at risk who are under the age of 15.
Summary Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has given up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. Bowlen told The Denver Post in May 2009 that he was dealing with short-term memory loss, but on Tuesday the team and Bowlen's family cknowledged for the first time that his condition had developed into Alzheimer's. "Going forward, Pat Bowlen's indelible contributions to the Broncos, the NFL and this community will continue to define his three decades of ownership and serve as the standard he has set for his franchise," the NFL said in a statement to The Denver Post.
Summary Two MPs are planning to sue the UK government over its controversial emergency data snooping law, which was rushed through Parliament last week with what they described as "ridiculous and unnecessary haste". Conservative David Davis and Labour's Tom Watson are looking for a judicial review of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which was announced and rubber-stamped in a few days after the Europe's top court ruled against long-term data retention.
Summary EDMONTON - Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Jim Prentice says if he becomes premier, building new schools would be his first priority, but he won't commit to a timeline for their opening. "I've been careful that I've not tossed out arbitrary timelines within which this could be done. I know that the capacity of the construction industry to build facilities on top of everything else is part of the challenge that we face." The former federal cabinet minister and perceived front-runner in the race to lead the governing Tories, Prentice said he would alter the province's capital plan on a five-year basis to keep new schools at the top of the list.
Summary British inventor builds giant 'fart machine' to fire at France. Colin Furze's huge valveless jet engine will be housed in a specially constructed pair of buttocks and aimed in the general direction of France. Colin Furze with the 'Fart Machine' he will aim at France .
Summary Twelve years after Crocs - the company that makes those brightly colored foam clogs everyone loves to hate - was founded, the footwear is finally falling out of fashion. It's also set to cut back on the number of shoe styles it sells and focus on casual shoes in a bid to boost sales. The company expects the cutbacks to result in savings of $14million by 2015, reports the website.
Summary The conflict has so far claimed the lives of 599 Palestinians, including 443 civilians, 147 are children, 74 are women. 28 Israelis have been killed, including two civilians and 26 soldiers. 3,504 Palestinians have been injured, of whom 1,100 are children and 1,153 are women. 117,000 displaced people are taking shelter in UN schools. 44% of Gaza across a three kilometre wide strip has been declared as a "buffer zone" by the Israeli military. Another two Israeli soldiers were reported to have been killed, bringing the total to 31. The US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old conflict "as soon as possible."
Summary It's often said that Yorkshire is "God's Own County", but Norfolk may have now stolen that title after a remarkable image of a God-like bearded man was captured over Snettisham this week. Mr Fletcher was shocked when he peered through the lens to see the figure admiring the Norfolk coastline. "I realised the image looked remarkably like a face of a man with a beard so I took a number of shots on my phone. The face appeared to be looking back towards the shore. The obvious comment is that it looks like God but it could also be Sean Connery or Karl Marx."