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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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Jordan cancels part of 1994 peace agreement with Israel

Under Jordan's constitutional monarchy, only King Abdullah has the power to eventually rescind the peace deal with Israel. The 25-year lease expires next year. Israeli Prime Mini...

60 killed, many injured in India train tragedy

Police said it was "freak accident" as people did not hear the train approaching amid the din of festivities and fireworks. "This was an incident where people were trespassing on...

At least 17 people are killed after passenger train derails in Taiwan

The worst crash in recent years was in 2003 when 17 died and 156 were injured after a train on the Alishan mountain railway plunged into a chasm at the side of the track. Photos fr...

Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza border

They, however, quoted the Israeli army saying that the protests were the least intense in recent weeks. The reports were also unclear as to whether ‎the Egyptian-brokered truce w...

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms - lawyer

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for years to avoid being arrested by British cops for skipping bail. Assange's lawyers said t...

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India

While speaking to the media outside the Civil Hospital, as reported by ANI , Sidhu said that the matter should not be politicised and that it was an accident and was not intention...

Euro Lower on Italian Budget Worries

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he will visit EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the near future to discuss the issue. The increase suggests investors ar...

Meghan's royal tour schedule pared back

The couple, who are expecting a child next spring , have 76 events on their schedule during their 16-day tour of Australia , New Zealand , Fiji and Tonga. Prince Harry poses w...

Meghan’s tour schedule in Australia cut after hectic start

Meghan Markle , The Duke and Duchess of Sussex , visits Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney , Australia , Oct. 19, 2018. Prince Harry attended the Road Cycling Time Trials...

Southeast Asian Navies to Hold Drills With China Next Week

Asked at a press conference about the usefulness of such non-binding protocols in the light of a recent near-miss between a U.S. warship and a Chinese destroyer in the South Chin...

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Highway crashes up in states that legalized marijuana, study says

Highway crashes up in states that legalized marijuana, study says

Marijuana's role in crashes isn't as clear as the link between alcohol and crashes. the report notes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study does not go as far as makin...

Kerryn Phelps defeats Liberals Dave Sharma in Wentworth by-election

Kerryn Phelps defeats Liberals Dave Sharma in Wentworth by-election

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps amassed a huge lead over Liberal rival Dave Sharma in the early counting of the votes in the affluent division of Wentworth, which saw the favou...

Train Mows Down Crowd Killing Scores

Train Mows Down Crowd Killing Scores

Neither the organisers nor the police administration had barricaded the tracks to stop people from venturing onto them, preliminary investigations have revealed. The tragedy is hea...

Amnesty urges United Nations investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

Amnesty urges United Nations investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

In public, Erdogan and top government figures have remained extremely cautious, often referring to a prosecutors' investigation and stopping short of pinning the blame on Saudi Ara...

Police find 63 foetuses in United States funeral home amid probe

Police find 63 foetuses in United States funeral home amid probe

Peter Parks, another attorney, and Cieslak say they have uncovered documentation showing Perry billed Medicare for holding proper burials for the remains, when they found they were...

At Vatican, South Korean leader says he's certain of peace

At Vatican, South Korean leader says he's certain of peace

As Song called for giving what he called a "small gift" to induce the North, main opposition Liberty Korea Party Rep. Kim Moo-sung and Bareunmirae Party Rep. US officials are conc...

Migrants 'Crash Gates,' Head into Mexico — CARAVAN DEFIANT

Migrants 'Crash Gates,' Head into Mexico — CARAVAN DEFIANT

Cristian, a 34-year-old cell phone repairman from San Pedro Sula, Honduras , says he wants to reach the U.S.to work. They chanted , "Walk! Walk!" A smaller group walked to th...

Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

Bolton was siding with the president, who has angrily blamed Nielsen for failing to staunch the flow of migrants across the border, while Kelly, who is protective of his protégé, d...

Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria's Deir Ezzor, says Putin

Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria's Deir Ezzor, says Putin

The White House said no official decision had been made to leave the treaty, known as INF. John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (F...