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Father throws baby daughter off roof of shack in Port Elizabeth

Video footage posted on Facebook shows the moment that the 38-year-old man, who has not been named, dangles his infant daughter by the ankle over the edge of the roof as dozens of bystanders crowd around, some heard encouraging the father with ch...

A devastating 2017 hurricane season leads to four retired names

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas as a Category 4 hurricane and dropped record amounts of rain over the state for four days, causing catastrophic flooding in the region and especially the city of Houston. The start of the Atlantic hurricane season is only ...

Pope Francis admits 'grave errors' of judgement in Chile's sex abuse scandal

He said he had twice rejected Barros's resignation. Opponents of Bishop Barros have been vocal since his 2015 appointment to lead the Diocese of Osorno, with many, including a number of Karadima's victims, accusing the bishop of covering up the abu...

Pregnant Pakistani singer shot dead for not standing up during performance

The dead singer's husband said that she had been six months pregnant with their child. It was at that point a man identified as Tarique Ahmed Jatoi pulled out a revolver and shot her in the head, police revealed to multiple outlets. Commenting th...

Paul Ryan Suggests Steve Scalise Supports Kevin McCarthy For Speaker

Scalise did say publicly Thursday in an interview with Fox News that he would not challenge McCarthy . "I know most don't go out on their own terms and [former Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid just did this, and he announced he wasn't going t...

Chinese baby born four years after parents' death in vehicle crash

At the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital , Liu's fertilized embryos sat in a tank of liquid nitrogen , preserved at minus 196 degrees Celsius. A Chinese couple who died more than four years ago had a son born to a surrogate mother , Chinese media outl...

Mike Pompeo is warming up to manmade climate change

NPR's Michele Kelemen reports . Mr Trump has said he will abandon the accord by May 12th, if his team can not fix what Mr Pompeo described as its " most egregious flaws". We'll talk about advice that. Then there's Russian Federation, which he sa...

US President Donald Trump welcomes Qatari Emir in from the cold

The two countries hold an annual Strategic Dialogue in which new prospects for cooperation and progress are explored in areas like defence, counter-terrorism, law, aviation, trade and investment. Trump stood in the Rose Garden and accepted the view o...

Israel strikes Hamas after bomb explodes on Gaza border

He did not provide evidence for the assertions. The Israeli military told AFP it was not aware of such an incident. His work has featured on the BBC , Vice and other global media, as well as on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's documentary, Human Flow ....

Arenado charges mound, benches clear at Rockies, Padres game

Nolan Arenado didn't hesitate for a second after Luis Perdomo threw behind him in the third inning Wednesday. "It's probably just frustrating", said Arenado, who dodged Perdomo's flying glove as he attempted to punch him. Host Cleveland scored fou...

Finger bone points to early humans in Arabian Peninsula

But archaeologists and paleoanthropologists have challenged that idea, saying the journey was much more complicated and probably filled with numerous routes, departures and delays. But Groucutt said that the bone was likely preserved thanks to the an...

Gold spikes after Trump warns Russian Federation to 'Get ready'

And Mr Trump's tweet hit other stocks with the FTSE 100 is down 10.31 or 0.14 percent. "In the current situation, as their position becomes more hard, we will offer them this support". "Unless there is a move to de-escalation, you have to assum...

Australian PM Turnbull loses 30th straight poll, faces leadership pressure

The prime minister equalled the milestone he used as a reason for deposing Tony Abbott in 2015, by suffering the Coalition's 30th consecutive survey loss on Monday. "What we should be focused on is being the best possible government and winning an ...

Light-hearted Queen Elizabeth jokes Inside Her Backyard in TV show

The Queen and Sir David Attenborough had a right giggle when filming a new TV special. " she inquires with a chuckle, incorporating: & "It wasn't in the shade formerly, I'm convinced". The Queen and Attenborough have known one another since the 1...

Myanmar Court Rejects Release of Journalists Investigating Rohingya Crisis

The United Nations estimates close to 700,000 Rohingya Muslim have fled across the border to neighbouring Bangladesh since August after militant attacks triggered a military crackdown that the United Nations has said is a "textbook example of ethni...

Mattis Won't Rule Out Military Action After Recent Attack In Syria

Trump said his administration would make a decision on how to react to the attack, "probably" by the end of Monday. The Pentagon released a statement on Sunday night stating that reports claiming the US had attacked an airbase in western Syria w...

You Can Now Combine Hulu and Spotify on a Single $12.99 Account

It follows the example of the Spotify and Hulu student plan, which was priced at just $4.99 per month. Also, those new customers, on top of old ones, need to be convinced to stay, and a much-better free tier is one such way to make them continue as p...

Divided UN fails to agree response to Syria chemical weapons use

And Russian Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov also warned the U.S. Tuesday, if it were to launch airstrikes against Syria . Global air-traffic control system Eurocontrol issued a 72-hour warning Tuesday about 11 a.m. The World Health Organisation on Wedn...

Houthi rebels launch drone strike on Saudi-owned oil facility

The missile was shot down just hours after Saudi military brought down a Houthi-rebel drone at an global airport in the southern city of Abha. The Iran-backed rebels have repeatedly launched ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia, which has intercept...

Algeria: 257 people die in military plane crash

Eye-witnesses reported that they saw thick black smoke rose from the wreckage of the aircraft which crashed in a field near the Boufarik air base. According to the BBC , the incident is the deadliest plane crash since July 2014, when Malaysia Ai...

IDF to discipline troops who cheered shooting of Gaza protesters

An initial probe shows the video was taken in December during "violent riots", it said . "The video was not filmed from the position of the shooting, and was filmed by a soldier who was not part of the unit of the soldiers who fired". Jamal Zahalka ...

Break and Enter Suspect Arrested and Charged

Multiple weapons were recovered by police. A 25-year-old woman from Cornwall is facing a theft charge after a police investigation into a vehicle break-in on Tuesday. DELANO - A Duryea man suffered suspected minor injuries when the Chevrolet Silver...

Russian firms and rouble hit heavily by Trump sanctions

On the Hong Kong stock market, one of the exchanges where Rusal's shares are listed, it closed 50 percent down at HK$2.34. The websites of Rusal and sister company En+ were down on Tuesday evening for unknown reasons, although they'd worked earli...

Largest "Black Lives Matter" Facebook Page Was Fake, Ran By White Foreigners

Sources also told CNN that the page had raised about $100,000 through donations and fundraisers, some of which went to an account tied to Mackay by name. This latest incident raises new questions about Facebook's handling of false and misleading ...

Stocks bounce back as trade tensions ebb

European markets were mostly higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.74 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.36 percent and German DAX 30 index climbing 0.74 percent. Among industrial companies, Boeing rallied $5.43, or 1.7 percent, t...

Nigerian leader says to run for second term of office

Fani-Kayode posted on Twitter . "We need to keep him longer in government so that we can enjoy these privileges", he said. "His declaration today is a slap on Nigerians in the face of what Nigerians are passing through. These calls had started com...

Iceland supermarket to remove palm oil from its own products

Winning over supermarkets could have an even larger impact - Iceland's decision alone will reduce the demand for palm oil by 500 tonnes a year. Iceland plans to do something about it by becoming the "first major United Kingdom supermarket" to elimina...

NY man charged with Greenville armed robbery

The offender is described as a large, white man in his late 30s, six feet tall, and with receding grey hair. The victim was not injured during the incident, officers say. Broomfield Sgt. Steve Griebel said she is a person of interest and not a suspec...

Cosby Paid Accuser Andrea Constand Nearly $3.4 Million

Speaking for nearly an hour, he repeatedly attacked the credibility of the key prosecution witness, Andrea Constand , a Canadian massage therapist who alleges she was rendered comatose and sexually assaulted by Cosby in January 2004. "Mr. Cosby is...

Hamas Leader, Israel Prime Minister Dig In On Gaza Border Flare-Up

Breaking the Silence, an Israeli organisation of former soldiers, wrote on Twitter that the video "compels us to confront the reality of occupation - it is impossible to control millions of people against their will without morally degenerating".

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After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

The calf was born on July 24 near Victoria, but died shortly after being given life. NPR's Colin Dwyer previously reported that "given the fact that orcas move in matrilineal gro...

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Goelman said that the deputy director's decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-...

Canada seeks help on Saudi row

Being a reformer is not the same as being a democrat, however. Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was "considering additional measures" against Canada, without elaborating. "We will do...

'Totally complicit': Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded her White House firing

In a tell-all interview with NBC's Meet the Press , she spoke in dramatic terms about the White House's difficulties with race, honesty and loyalty, at the same time that Pr...

Trump praises Mexico, threatens Canada with auto tariffs

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the country was getting close to overcoming sticking points with the United States over the renegotiation of the North American F...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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 ...