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USA issues travel warning to 5 Mexican states

The State Department had earlier asked the U.S. citizens to not travel to all or part of those states, but this time the warnings are stricter as they have been placed on a level 4 - the same category given to war-torn Somalia, Afghanistan and Sy...

32 missing after Iranian tanker collides with Chinese ship, spills oil

The Crystal's 21 Chinese crew were rescued. The environmental impact was not immediately clear, and the Chinese government did not give details as to the size of the spill. "We have no information on their fate", he told the news agency. "There is ...

Huge fire at scrap yard near Dublin Airport

There are eight units at the scene of the St Margaret's/Sandyhill plant in the north of the capital. A massive fire has broken out in a recycling plant beside Dublin Airport. But people with breathing difficulties are being advised to avoid the are...

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras; tsunami advisory canceled

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. Tsunami centres issued advisories for Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands as well as on the coasts of Mexico and Central Ameri...

Trump Argues the Russia Investigation Is Hurting the US Government

Asked whether he would be willing to meet special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump deflected the question by repeatedly denying that investigators had found any evidence of collusion between his campaign team and Russian Federation. Later in the press c...

3700 arrested during protests in Iran: MP

The demonstrations were the largest in Iran since the June 2009 "Green Revolution", triggered by a presidential election that protesters said was fraudulent. It remains hard for journalists and outsiders to piece together what's happening beyond Te...

Ecuador seeking possible mediation in Assange case

WikiLeaks has previously claimed that Assange could be extradited to the USA, where he could be arrested for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. The Ecuadorian government has reportedly sought a plan to end Julian Assange's world's...

Canada braces for possible U.S. exit from NAFTA trade pact

Those obstacles include several USA demands that both Canada and Mexico view as unacceptable: more-restrictive rules-of-origin for autos, the elimination of a dispute resolution process for antidumping and countervailing duties and a five-year sunset...

Six killed, 20 injured in blast near Balochistan Assembly

Five to six terrorists had stormed into the police training centre at Sariyab Road and targeted at least 60 security officials after taking them hostage under the cover of aerial fire. According to sources, a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detona...

Steve Kerr believes LaVar Ball has become 'the Kardashian of the NBA'

In a Tuesday morning attempt to advance the ball on Rick Carlisle's dismantling of ESPN's love affair with the eloquently obnoxious LaVar Ball, I asked the Dallas Mavericks coach whether there is a "slippery slope" in his position as the presiden...

BJP hits out at Rahul Gandhi, says his Bahrain speech 'irresponsible

You have shown us how you have built the countries you have journeyed to. Rahul also underlined the Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP ) performance in the recently concluded Gujarat elections and said that though the state is the BJP's bastion it siph...

US President Donald Trump to attend Davos economic forum

The decision comes as a surprise to many observers, as he missed last year's gathering of the world economic elite and is a known critic of globalist policies that dominate in the forum. It is unusual for a United States president to attend the Swiss...

Russian Federation criticises USA decision to call United Nations meeting on Iranian protests

There has been more than a week of unrest in Iran in which 22 people have died and more than 1,000 arrested, according to Iranian officials. The French diplomat was blunt when he said that the violations of the demonstrators' rights "do not const...

Zarif to be invited to European Union for talks over Iran protests

Bush; Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, and Admiral Eric Olson, former commander of Special Forces. "Our region will not become a safer region without the JCPOA". Iranian Vice President...

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors

Types O negative and O positive blood are the most important due to their universal tendencies, the press release said. "We especially need blood this time of year". The Red Cross says there's an urgent need now for blood and platelets of all types...

Neighbours star Craig McLachlan denies sexual abuse claims

The Doctor Blake Mysteries aired on Australian public broadcaster ABC , where it was its top drama for several years. "While we clearly can not comment on the details of this particular case, sexual assault in any form is unacceptable, and we w...

British PM May to reshuffle cabinet, appoint new ministers

Her first act was to replace the Tory party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin as punishment for having spearheaded a poor campaign in the general election in June a year ago when the number of Conservative MPs slipped from 331 to 318, thereby depriving...

Windsor councillor calls for removal of beggars ahead of royal wedding

Dudley referred to an "epidemic" of homelessness and vagrancy in Windsor and suggested many of those begging in the town are not really homeless. Simon Dudley, the Conservative leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council, has ...

Iranian tanker burns, spills oil after collision off China's coast

The tanker's 32 crew members including 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshi sailors were missing in the incident. The Chinese and South Korean Coast Guard's are responding. The tanker was carrying 136,000 tons (nearly one million barrels) of condensate ...

Mohamed Salah is 2017 CAF African Footballer

While he single-handedly led Egypt in the World Cup qualifiers and helped his country in securing a FIFA World Cup berth since 1990. The Egyptian pipped his Liverpool team-mate, Sadio Mane to first place, with Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emeri...

Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast

According to local media, a 60-year-old man is critical condition, because the device exploded in his hands as he lifted it from the ground. Swedish newspapers Expressen and Aftonbladet reported that the device was a hand grenade. Police also sai...

In many ways, the Wolff book will actually help Trump

The tweets were another sign of Trump's frustration at what he views as unfair treatment by the news media of his presidency amid a federal investigation into whether he or his campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 president...

Weekend high: Sydney almost sets heat record

Record-breaking heat has hit southeastern Australia over the past few days leading to widespread fire bans as temperatures passed 40 degrees Celsius. Sydney is forecast to have poor air quality on Sunday which can especially affect people with asth...

Breitbart News still behind Bannon despite backlash

Karl Rove joined Dana Perino on "The Daily Briefing" to react to President Trump's apparent break with Steve Bannon . Coming back to Bush's tweet, he was one of the many republicans who distanced themselves from Trump's former campaign CEO fol...

Switzerland claims another Hopman Cup title

With the win, Federer won her second Hopman Cup and the world No.2 was reminded of his first, which he won with Hingis. Zverev came out all guns blazing in a high-intensity first set where both players produced moments of brilliance, with both ho...

Powerball jackpot reaches $460 million

Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets, Jan 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, Calif. Players who buy the bundle get a $2 Powerball® with Power Play® ticket, a $2 Mega Millions® ticket, and a free $1 Natural State Jackpot ticket. The victor did not have ...

Pakistan in a state of flux, tension between military, civilian elements

It believes that a Pakistani crackdown could be pivotal in deciding the outcome of the war in Afghanistan-entering its 17th year-by weakening the Taliban militarily and forcing the organization to the negotiating table. The United States has suspende...

North Korean missile landed on its own town

The rocket reportedly crashed into the city of Tokchon and seriously damaged industrial or agricultural buildings. A United States source quoted in The Diplomat said the missile's engines failed around one minute into their flight. The report s...

Clinton Foundation probed by Federal Bureau of Investigation again

The investigation, led by the FBI field office in Little Rock, Arkansas, is being overseen by the U.S. attorney's office in the state, according to the source. But Mr Sessions at the time told a Senate hearing there was no basis to appoint a special...

Taiwan investigates man over illegal North Korean oil sales

Prosecutors in Taiwan said they're investigating a man suspected of involvement in illegal oil sales to North Korea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters she had noted recent media reports including suggestions a Chin...

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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 ...