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Bangladesh Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia awarded 5 years imprisonment

In his reply Haq did not specifically mention Bangladesh , but said, "All peacekeepers are vetted to make sure that they have not engaged in any practices that involve violation of the human rights and we go through that on a country-by-country basi...

Smallest partner approves deal on new German government

Germany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel's conservatives (CDU/CSU) finally agreed a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD). Opponents of the deal say Schulz's team failed to put a liberal ...

Eastern Carolina school superintendent, family on derailed Amtrak train

Once again, a deadly train crash may have been prevented had a well-known piece of technology been implemented. Almost 100 people suffered injuries, a lot of them minor. The locomotives of both trains were left crumpled, the Amtrak engine on its si...

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes northeast Taiwan, hotel collapses

At least 7 people are dead, reports SF Gate, and more than 60 people are missing . The government said a bridge in the city on Taiwan's eastern coast could not be used, and the structure of an inn had tilted during the quake . Water supply ha...

George Bush: 'pretty clear evidence Russian Federation meddled' in United States election

He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results", Bush added. "America is their home, " Bush said, referring to recipients of the Deferred Action for Chil...

South Africa's Zuma holds talks with likely successor as exit looms

Overnight talks with top ANC officials failed to persuade him to quit, and a group of Zuma loyalists said they would march on Monday on the party's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg , Luthuli House, in support of the president. He made it clear ...

Dem lawmakers introduce bills to block funds for proposed military parade

National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling said: "Transgender people have been serving openly for the last 19 months, and the only disruption has come from President Trump and others who are determined to jeopardize m...

Syria says rare USA strike an effort 'to support terrorism'

On February 8, 2018, the coalition says it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria. The attack in Deir el-Zour province in northeastern Syria occurred in crowded battle space. CENTCOM said the ...

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea sends propaganda posters to Seoul

The parade comes after US Vice President Mike Pence announced that Washington would impose the "toughest" sanctions against North Korea - and warned that "all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with the rogue state. She is said...

Why has Japan's Princess Mako chose to postpone her wedding to 2020?

Their engagement made waves past year as Princess Mako will lose her title when she marries Komuro, who is a commoner. He met the princess at International Christian University and now works as a paralegal at the law firm in the capital, where he att...

CAS opens case for fifteen Russians appealing Pyeongchang exclusion

The group of 32 athletes - including six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn, three former National Hockey League players and world biathlon champion Anton Shipulin - failed to pass mandatory IOC vetting, imposed as a result of Russian doping at th...

Ireland edge France with 83rd minute Jonathan Sexton drop

Fly-half Matthieu Jalibert and scrum-half Antoine Dupont both appeared to limp off with leg injuries but the pair were registered as requiring a HIA. Jalibert suffered his injury after half an hour following a clash of knees with Ireland centre B...

Showdown: How GM, Ford Compare In Q4 Sales, Earnings

The fund owned 89,549 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock after selling 3,225 shares during the quarter. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has risen 7.92% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63%...

Resistance is futile: Tillerson says unstoppable Russians already meddling in midterms

And the U.S.is inadequately prepared to counter that threat , he said. In Buenos Aires last week, Tillerson said the United States was considering restricting imports of Venezuelan crude oil and exports of US refined products to Venezuela to p...

Rome bans protests as Pope meets Turkish president Erdogan

The Holy See says that both agreed on the need to promote peace in the Middle East through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and global law. Francis and Erdogan last met in 2014 during the pope's visit to Turkey. Erdoğan gave ...

Poland's president signs Holocaust bill into law

Amendments to the law envisage fines or imprisonment for up to three years for "sharing responsibility before the Polish people or the state, including for crimes committed by the Third Reich". But he said the point of the law is to prevent the Polis...

Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi should answer questions, not always make allegations

The prime minister claimed that he could have revealed the facts earlier but that would not have been in the "interest of the country". Speaking on Aadhaar , he said: "Congress keeps saying we brought Aadhaar". It is the interest on what you squan...

Televangelist Suggests Christians Do Not Need the Flu Shot

If you say "well I don't have any symptoms of the flu" well great, that's the way it's supposed to be. Kenneth Copeland Ministries operates out of their church compound in Newark, near Eagle Mountain Lake. This science suggests that perhaps inocu...

UN Chief urges Maldives govt. to lift state of emergency

On Tuesday he said he was calling on India to send troops to the strategically located archipelago, which has grown increasingly close to regional rival China under Yameen's leadership. "We must remove him from power". In addition to ordering...

Taiwan struck by powerful natural disaster measuring 6.4 magnitude

Buildings have been toppled in the city of Hualien, according to local media reports . "On Feb. 4, there were 28 earthquakes recorded coming from just off the coast of Hualien, with 12 occurring in a single hour, the largest of which was a magni...

Uma Thurman shares clip of Kill Bill auto crash

When reached for comment regarding Thurman's allegations, a spokesperson said Weinstein was "saddened and puzzled " by her allegation of assault. And now, in an exclusive interview with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times , Thurman spoke about...

Westworld: Season 2 Trailer (Full Super Bowl Spot)

Last night, sandwiched between some sport ball game, was a wonderful trailer for Westworld Season 2 . HBO aired the Westworld season 2 trailer during an ad spot that aired yesterday amongst the Super Bowl LII madness. "We lived by your rules l...

Britain will 'categorically' leave customs union after Brexit

They want clarity on whether United Kingdom firms will be allowed to trade freely throughout the European Union , while others want Britain to be able to sign free trade deals with countries across the world. "The EU is a regional trade bloc but I...

Pakistani community in UAE observes Kashmir solidarity day

Mr Baloch said during the past 70 years thousands of Kashmiris had been killed, injured and imprisoned and women raped for no fault of theirs. The Pakistan foreign office in a statement vowed that Islamabad would stand beside the Kashmiri people an...

Dozens dead in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

The United Nations is investigating reports that chemical weapons were used in rebel-held areas of Syria , as Russian Federation blocked a Security Council statement condemning gas attacks in the war-ravaged country. The death toll in the Syrian g...

3 arrested for assault on Kashmiri students

The assaulted students, Ahmed and Jagal, said a group began following them after they came out of the mosque and started their motorbike. Later, she took both students to hospital for a re-check up. "Registered two cases, one in attack on Kashmir...

US Doctor Accused of Molesting Female Gymnasts, Sentenced to Years in Prison

More than a dozen girls and women say they told an authority figure about Nassar's inappropriate behavior at some point before his arrest in September 2016. That sentencing pushed Nassar's crimes and his connections to MSU and USA Gymnastics into a ...

Pakistan calls Kabul to engage in cooperation, refrain from blame game

After the recent attacks, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government has insisted Pakistan's failure to rout Taliban militants from safe havens on its soil is spurring the insurgency inside Afghanistan. Afghans have been shocked by the audacity of th...

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Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor...

Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Former Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ay...

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

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Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...