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    US, Britain, France jointly strike Syria; Trump warns Russia, Iran

    The United States, Britain and France launched punitive military strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime in response to its latest alleged chemical weapons atrocity, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

    Shortly after Trump began a White House address to announce the action, large explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, signalling a new chapter in a brutal seven-year-old civil war.

    "A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad," Trump said in a primetime televised speech to the nation.

    "A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way. We thank them both. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime."

    A US official said the strikes had targeted chemical production facilities. Another official said multiple types of bombs were used, and a variety of targets chosen.

    Trump also warned Russia and Iran not to stand by their ally in Damascus.

    "Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace," he argued.

    The strikes had been expected since harrowing footage surfaced of the aftermath of the alleged toxic gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, which took place a week ago, and Trump reacted in an emotional tweet.

    "Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria," he declared.

    "President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay."

    Trump's anger and apparent determination was quickly matched by France's President Emmanuel Macron, who signed his country up for a joint response.

    India Set To Be New Engine Of Global Growth, PM Modi Tells Top US CEOs

    Observing that the world needs a new engine of growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India is poised to contribute as the new engine of global growth and asserted that a larger Indian economy has "multiple benefits" for the world.

    "This is the time when the world needs new engine of growth. It would be nice if the new engines are democratic engines," PM Modi said in his address to the American business community at the annual gala of the US India Business Council (USIBC).

    "Today, India is poised to contribute as a new engine of global growth. A larger Indian economy has multiple benefits for the world," the Prime Minister said as he listed out the achievements of his government in economic reforms and liberalisation of policies.

    As a result, India has now emerged as the one of the fastest growing economies of the world and urged the American businesses to come and invest in India, set up efficient manufacturing units.

    "India is much more than a market," he said, adding that it is a "reliable partner", as he listed out the key features of a resurgent Indian economy that is geared to become "driver of global economy".

    The Prime Minister said that a larger Indian economy has multiple benefits for the world.

    The Prime Minister said as India marches ahead on the path of development, it needs to learn from the America experience, in particular its entrepreneurship, technological advancement and products which ranges from drugs to drones.

    "Indeed, to me America is not just has a great past, but it is a country with an exciting future," the Prime Minister said.

    PM Modi exuded confidence that Indo-US partnership would benefit both the countries. He said his government has taken decisive steps to curb corruption.

    "We would continue to have disciplined and prudent Macro-economic policies," he told the US corporate leadership.

    "We would continue to improve the investment climate and ease of doing business," the Prime Minister said, adding his government wants to make India a destination which not only welcomes businesses but also it is easier to do business.

    PM Modi urged developed countries to open their market. "We see this as a win-win situation," he said.

    BMW recalls nearly 570,000 cars to fix cables

    BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall.

    The recall affects popular 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years. Also included are 1-Series coupes and convertibles from 2008 through 2012, and the Z4 sports car from 2009 through 2011.

    The cable connectors and a fuse box terminal in the cars can degrade over time, and that can break the electrical connection between the trunk-mounted battery and the fuse box at the front. If that happens, the cars could lose electrical power, causing the engines to stall unexpectedly, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted on its website Saturday.

    The company says in documents sent to NHTSA that the problem stems from movement between the battery cable and the fuse box.

    BMW says it knows of one minor collision in Canada due to the problem, but no injuries.

    The German automaker says dealers will replace the battery cable connector and secure it for free. It will start notifying owners in March.

    The 3-Series is BMW's most popular car in the U.S., dominating the small luxury car market. The company sold nearly 100,000 of them in the U.S. last year.

    The recall affects more than 504,000 cars in the U.S. and another 65,000 in Canada.

    4 women found dead inside Oklahoma apartment, while 4-year-old left unharmed

      Police in Tulsa say four women have been found dead inside an apartment. A 4-year-old boy found in the same apartment was unharmed.

    Police spokeswoman Officer Jill Roberson says police received a 911 call shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday about the victims. Roberson says officers found the women dead at the apartment on the city's south side. It was not immediately clear what relationship the boy has with the victims.

    Roberson says investigators are on the scene to identify the victims and determine how they died. The cause of death was not immediately released.

    Coldest case Search for New Jersey boy continues 50 years after he vanished

    Fifty years ago, William “Billy” Jones, clad in a snowsuit as he played with his younger sister Jill outside his family’s New Jersey home, vanished in an instant, setting off a half-century search that remains alive to this day.

    Federal and local authorities are now seeking the public’s help for new leads in the cold case that has spanned three generations of investigators from the Vineland Police Department and has garnered FBI interest since Jones — who would now be 53 years old — could theoretically be anywhere in the country, if not the world. Because no body was ever found, Jill Jones, who has spent a lifetime wondering what became of her big brother, believes he may have been snatched by adults who raised him as their own.

        “It’s a gut feeling for me, I know he’s still alive."
    - Jill Jones, sister

    “We’re just trying to find out if anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts or if anyone might know who may have been involved in his disappearance,” FBI Special Agent John Mesisca told FoxNews.com. “Back then, he was last seen wearing a snowsuit … What we’re trying to do is get the word out and develop any new leads and resolve the case in any way we can.”

    At the time of his disappearance on Dec. 17, 1962, William Ebeneezer Jones Jr. was 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 35 pounds. He had a vaccination scar on the back of his left arm that resembled a giraffe and was last seen wearing a light blue-gray snowsuit with a navy collar and silver buttons. He also reportedly had a dime in his pocket that was given to him by his mother Evelyn, who, like Billy’s father, has since died.

    “There’s not a lot of the family left,” Mesisca said. “That has also impacted the investigation. Only his sister remains.”

    Jill Jones, who was with her older brother in the front yard at the time of his disappearance, said she remains hopeful her big brother will one day be found alive.

    “It’s a gut feeling for me, I know he’s still alive,” she told FoxNews.com. “There’s never been a body found, never been anything found. I don’t believe he’s dead.”

    Jones, 52, surmises her brother was snatched by someone looking to replace a lost or deceased child.

    “I really believe that,” she continued. “I don’t think he was murdered. I really believe someone lost a child and they took Billy to replace him.”

    Three decades ago, a distraught and dejected Jones sought the help of a hypnotist in an attempt to unlock memories of that fateful afternoon.

    “It brought back feelings and a little bit of memories,” said Jones, adding that her brother had a special bond with their dog, Babycakes.

    “That was his pup,” she said. “He loved that dog.”

    Jones’ disappearance reportedly led to hundreds of volunteers scouring the family’s Vineland neighborhood and included units from the New Jersey National Guard. Investigators also excavated grounds near an abandoned automobile dump, but that search was also fruitless.

    In 2009, Vineland Police Department Det. Kristian Kirchner, who was not yet born when Jones disappeared, reportedly reopened the case, which is believed to be the longest unsolved case of a missing child under 5 years old in the state. Kirchner could not be reached for comment.

    Jones, meanwhile, remains hopeful that this holiday season is the last one she’ll endure without her big brother.

    Alex Trebek Heart Attack: Jeopardy! Host 'Up And About' After Mild Scare

    A spokeswoman says "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is "up and about" in a Los Angeles hospital as he recovers from a mild heart attack.

    Sony Pictures Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Monday that Trebek is "in good spirits" while doctors complete their tests. She says he has been moved to a regular room.

    The 71-year-old Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday. He's expected to fully recover and be back at work when "Jeopardy!" resumes production for a new season in July.

    Trebek was hospitalized for a heart attack in 2007. He has been hosting the popular quiz show for 28 years.

    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins first ever Oscar award for Pakistan

    In what appeared to be a positive and courageous omen for all Pakistanis, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has won the first ever Oscar award for Pakistan for her documentary ‘Saving Face’ at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday.

    While receiving the world’s prestigious ward, she observed, “I want to dedicate this award to all the heroes working on the ground in Pakistan and to all the women in the country who are working for a change. Do not give up as this is your dream”.

    ‘Saving Face’ is a 52-minute documentary which talks about the plight of women subjected to acid attacks, and a doctor who comes to Pakistan to treat them and give them hope.

    Due largely to its heart-wrenching subject as well as the facts that its producer is not from a country known for making many quality films, ‘Saving Face’ has been one of the more talked about nominations at the event.

    The Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy documentary follows British plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who returns to Pakistan to help victims of acid burns. The documentary follows one woman as she fights to see that the perpetrators of the crime are imprisoned for life.READ MORE

    Now Hiring! Say Good-Bye To Job Fairs And Hello To AmericaHires360.com

    Now Hiring! Say Good-Bye To Job Fairs And Hello To AmericaHires360.com:
    It was around this time three years ago when the U.S. economy began to take a downward spiral. Six weeks later I was jobless and like most Americans scrambling to find my next career opportunity. Through my job loss I discovered LinkedIn.com which then led me to create JobsDirectUSA, an organization committed to helping unemployed professionals find work.
    In the few years since, I have devoted my life to helping America get back to work. While the success of my efforts has been well documented, throughout this time I’ve spent countless hours, days, and nights thinking about a single event that can stimulate hiring and help millions of American workers find employment.
    I present to you the America Hires Virtual Job Fair which will run from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 at AmericaHires360.com.
    The interactive event will run on-line for 13 consecutive weeks and aims to connect job candidates with hiring companies throughout the United States.

    What you should know:
    No need to travel

    Submit your resume instantly

    Featured Speakers and breakout sessions

    Attendance is easy from any computer with internet access

    Live chat capability between Employers and Candidates

    Hiring companies participating nationwide
    For more information, or to register, please go-to americahires360.eventbrite.com.

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