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Twitter says most recent follower purge is about bots, not politics

Twitter could not be reached for comment. Conservatives say they have been targeted in the purge, Gizmodo reported . Russian-linked Twitter bots shared Donald Trump's tweets nearly half a million times during the final months of the 2016 presi...

Is this the final word on low-fat versus low-carb?

It did not involve plenty of people so Gardener and teammates engaged more volunteers and tried a more meticulous approach. They divided them into three categories - those with gene variants sensitive to dietary fats, those sensitive to carbs, an...

Rees-Mogg Tory Group Send Clean Brexit 'Ransom Letter' to Appeaser Theresa

The letter includes "suggestions" for securing a successful Brexit , including "taking control" of World Trade Organisation tariff schedules that regulate trading. The letter included a series of suggestions for Theresa May , such as asking for "fu...

Situation in Syria's east Ghouta 'spiraling out of control'

A vehicle reportedly struck by a mortar in central Damascus on Tuesday. Syrian and Russian air strikes battered rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, killing at least 106 civilians including 19 children on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights sa...

Duchess of Cambridge Under Fire for Wearing Green at BAFTAs

The 71st running of the Baftas is underway at London's Royal Albert Hall. Middleton, whose look was reminiscent of the inky-blue Jenny Packham gown she donned for the dinner in NY, finished her look with her Prada wavy cut-out suede heels and...

Russian Federation admits 'several dozen' of its citizens killed in Syria fighting

According to Lavrov, Russia has doubts that the US-led coalition truly aims to fight al-Nusra Front terrorists in Syria . The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement earlier this month that a pro-Syrian government militia unit conducted...

NCAA sanctions against Louisville basketball: loss of title, 123 wins, $600000

The NCAA's ruling orders the school to vacate all of its wins during the academic years between 2011 and 2015, which included two Final Four appearances. Louisville now must forfeit its third NCAA title, victories and income from 2010-14, when the ...

Delhi chief secy claims attack on him was premeditated

Delhi Police on Tuesday took AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal into its custody in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Monday night. Police teams have been formed to investigate both the cases and the Delhi Police will ...

USA says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

He has remained vague on details even as he has threatened to cut funding to allies who opposed his move on Jerusalem and reduced money for the United Nations agency dedicated to Palestinian refugees. Haley said the body should focus attention on oth...

State of emergency as cyclone hits New Zealand

More than 60 tourists, mostly from China, are reportedly trapped inside two tour buses in Whataroa, on the South Island, as the eye of the storm passes through. were right at home, telling 1 NEWS "we came here expecting to see attractive sunny skies ...

S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with United States before April

The simple Sino-Russian proposal, firmly rejected by Washington, seeks a simultaneous suspension of both nuclear tests by Pyongyang and the large-scale military exercises by Washington and Seoul . Shin Jong-woo, a researcher at the Korea Defense...

McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate

Those close to Romney say as senator he is less interested in direct combat with President Donald Trump than he once was and more interested in promoting Utah - though the man grew up in MI and has deepest political ties to MA. If Romney wins t...

Political experts rate Donald Trump worst president in United States history

He has a ways to go to catch Abe Lincoln, however, who finished at No. 1. In the ranking of the most successful American leaders, U.S. President Donald trump took the last place. Scholars who identified as independent or other placed Trump at No....

Israeli Army Fires at Gaza Target After Device Explodes Near Border

These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Saturday's incident comes amid concern over the humanitarian situation in Gaza, which has for y...

Auburn vs SC basketball

Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury to his left leg during Saturday's loss against SC. Freshman forward Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia had a career-high three points in five minut...

'Oxfam's next actions will be critical' says MP

Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled over the weekend and Mr Goldring said on Friday that the revelations co...

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties. Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their "patience and forbearance" in allowing the governing African National Congress to "properly manage issues of political transition", wh...

Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Run

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Orrin Hatch considered retirement, speculation grew that Romney - who resides in Utah - would seek to fill the seat. Four years later, Romney w...

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

He said he was confident the sides would eventually get to the negotiating table, but if Kim wanted to talk "he's got to tell me he wants to talk". His administration's 2019 budget, released Monday, includes hundreds of millions dollars more for ...

USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. Araji said investors in Iraq will find "high risks, but high returns". "It can ...

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shooting at New Jersey police before being captured. While imprisoned, Rahi...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of "various other commitments". ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa called fo...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, ...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck both of them as they were standing on the side of a highway, accordin...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies essentially frozen - would be approved, then followed by a far more detai...

Palestinian martyred in alleged knife attack in W. Bank

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday morning, a young Palestinian man near Karmei Tzur illegal Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands in Hebron, after he reportedly stabbed and lightly injured a guard. The U.S. move drew condemnation...

Angela Merkel's conservatives reach a coalition deal with the Social Democrats

Members of Germany's Social Democratic Party will be able to have their say on the coalition deal that the party struck with Angela Merkel's conservatives Wednesday, the country's Constitutional Court ruled. Observers expect the referendum to be ...

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

The bomb exploded on Saturday evening when the soldiers were playing volleyball after duty in the unit's sports area. As per Pakistani media reports, the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Emergency declared in Maldives

In addition to Nasheed, the other top political leaders named in the order included Jumhoory Party (JP) leader Gasim Ibrahim, religiously conservative Adhaalath Party (AP) leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla, former defence minister Mohamed Nazim, former vic...

Waymo, Uber trade barbs in opening arguments in self-driving case

In opening statements before a 10-person jury, the two firms traded accusations against each other amid the civil case that could help determine who emerges in the forefront of the autonomous vehicle business, Reuters reports. "The central issue in t...

Julian Assange loses bid to have United Kingdom arrest warrant dropped

After the ruling , one of Assange's lawyers, Mark Summers, asked whether it was in the public interest to keep pursuing his client for breach of bail. to face trial over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of secret USA military and diplomatic docu...

Adam Schiff 'must be stopped' as Democrats push to release dueling memo

According to the memo, a number of then top USA law enforcement leaders abused their power by inappropriately obtaining a surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign until September 2016.

Iraq says USA downsizes troops in Iraq after IS defeat

In public statements, USA officials have suggested that while the Iraqi-led coalition has taken back lands in Syria and Iraq, the threat remains real. According to a coalition press release, the enduring US military presence in Iraq will be conditi...

U.S. says Syria may be developing new types of chemical weapons

On Friday, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters his government was concerned sarin gas may have been recently used in Syria. Administration officials said Trump has not ruled out additional military action to deter chemical attacks or to ...

NK's ceremonial leader to lead high-level delegation to S. Korea

The two Koreas' athletes will march under one flag at the opening ceremony. On Friday, Yun told reporters that the United States wants to open dialogue with the North for its denuclearization. North Korea warned that it would not "sit idle" if ...

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S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with United States before April

The simple Sino-Russian proposal, firmly rejected by Washington, seeks a simultaneous suspension of both nuclear tests by Pyongyang and the large-scale military exercises by Wa...

McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate

Those close to Romney say as senator he is less interested in direct combat with President Donald Trump than he once was and more interested in promoting Utah - though the ma...

Political experts rate Donald Trump worst president in United States history

He has a ways to go to catch Abe Lincoln, however, who finished at No. 1. In the ranking of the most successful American leaders, U.S. President Donald trump took the last plac...

Israeli Army Fires at Gaza Target After Device Explodes Near Border

These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Saturday's incident comes...

Auburn vs SC basketball

Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury to his left leg during Saturday's loss against SC . Freshman forward...

'Oxfam's next actions will be critical' says MP

Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled ove...

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties. Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their "patience and forbearance" in allowing the governing African Nat...

Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Run

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Orrin Hatch considered retirement, speculation grew that Romney - who re...

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

He said he was confident the sides would eventually get to the negotiating table, but if Kim wanted to talk "he's got to tell me he wants to talk". His administration's 2019 bu...

USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. Araji said ...

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NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shoot...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of ...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies ess...