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North Korea's sole ally China suspends coal imports for 2017

That may indicate it was in part a North Korean attempt to sow division between China and the United States, which has pressed Beijing to bring more pressure on Pyongyang, said Wang Dong, an expert on Northeast Asian geopolitics at Peking Universit...

Southern Californians are asking 'where's the rain?' Be patient

At higher elevations, particularly above 6,000 feet, heavy snow is expected. The threat level has been reduced for residents living near the dam, but Butte County officials on Wednesday advised those returning to their homes to "remain vigilant and...

Suspected Assassin of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Wore 'LOL' Shirt

Malaysia started an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the case involves sensitive diplomacy. He later said he was trying to bring his family to Tokyo Disneyland. "We are still look...

Burlington Coat Factory Pulls Down Ivanka's Fashion Line From Website

Maxx and Marshalls have removed the trademark from their main selling websites and showed its products in the reductions departments. It was revealed by Slice's Marketing and Communications Manager, Taylor Stanton that Ivanka's brand had great sa...

North Korea agents believed behind murder of leader's half-brother: United States source

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korean media and Malaysian police say. He said the man held a North Korean passport but "we do not know his identity". Like his half brother, ...

Kenyan doctors jailed for not ending strike

It was to give doctors a 150-180 percent pay rise on basic salaries; review their working conditions, job structures and criteria for promotions; and address under-staffing in state hospitals. "This is the most corrupt government we have in history",...

Tragedy as 32 tourists die in Taiwan

It was taking tourists back from a trip to see cherry blossoms when it crashed, Taipei city Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-ji said. The fire department told Reuters that area hospitals were treating 12 people injured in the crash. "The whole frame of the b...

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Peace Prize theft: Replica recovered, 3 arrested

According to sources, the nobel citation is however yet to be recovered. The police have arrested the three accused brothers namely Rajan, Sunil and Vinod from their usual hideouts. Expressing hope that the citation will be recovered soon, child ri...

Turkish-backed Syrian Rebels Push into IS-held City

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's ultimate goal in its military operation in northern Syria is not the town of al-Bab alone but clearing the region of terrorism. Two rebel officials accused government forces of pro...

Twist in Rangers manager saga as Mark Warburton 'denies' resigning

It soon became apparent that Warburton had in fact left his post after a week of behind the scenes drama involving resignations, cancelled resignations and a vacant manager position at Nottingham Forest. "It's been so confusing and it really has been...

Trump says Israel should be 'reasonable' in peace process

He added: "Every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left". But we are looking at that, and we are looking at some other options we'll see. He also said he would move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , a controversial de...

Sean Spicer defends United States raid in Yemen as "absolutely a success"

Spicer's comments clash with an NBC report that the raid meant to take out al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula's leader Qassim Al-Rimi, who survived the raid and later mocked Trump on an audio recording. The extremists' base had been identified as a tar...

USA 'committed' to Iran nuclear deal — European Union leader

He made the remarks in response to a question about Iran's response to US President-elect Donald Trump who has threatened to either scrap the agreement or renegotiate it and seek a better deal. "But I don't know if this is going to be a consolidated ...

Melania Trump revives suit against escort allegations

Melania Trump had a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to launch a brand whose product categories would have included "apparel, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and fragrance". Harder is the same attorney who successfully r...

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Elected President Of Somalia

Thousands of Somalis fired guns in the air, cheered atop military vehicles and slaughtered camels on Thursday to celebrate the election of anti-corruption campaigner Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as president. Over the years, the Hawiye clan became entre...

Hideki Matsuyama wins another playoff in Arizona

Matsuyama had his chances to seize the win in regulation, but it went to a playoff when his 20-foot putt at the 72nd hole stopped inches short. Matsuyama closed with a 5-under 66, parring the final three holes to match Simpson at 17-under 267.

Arrest made in Karina Vetrano case, helped by DNA evidence, NYPD says

The victim, 30-year-old Karina Vetrano , told her father, a retired NY firefighter, that she was going out for a run August 2, and never returned home, according to multiple media reports. Vetrano disappeared on August 2 near her Howard Beach home...

What do we know about the Louvre shooter?

The man was armed with at least one machete and carrying two briefcases as he attempted to enter the museum's shopping center. The Louvre Museum has reopened its doors to the public less than 24 hours after four French soldiers were attacked with...

Philippines' Duterte Ends Cease-fire With Communist Rebels

The President, however, wanted to lift the government ceasefire as of Thursday night. The president said that it was "pointless to continue with the ceasefire.it will not produce anything". No more ceasefire from both the government and the NPA. ...

Government white paper on Brexit strategy to be published on Thursday

Ex Labour Party leader Ed Miliband , said he would vote for the bill, if it wasn't for his major concerns over Britain's future after Brexit, focusing on the foreign affairs impact, particularly with then new USA administration: "I can go along with...

Leading historian accuses White House of anti-Semitism

The Trump administration statement on Holocaust Memorial Day displayed a total lack of understanding of this terrible period in history. "The Holocaust was undoubtedly a systematic attempt to annihilate the Jewish people, and the failure to acknowled...

Tillerson's Nomination Puts Both Russia and the U.S. 'in a Safer Place'

Tillerson was approved 56 to 43 , with three Democrats and one Independent joining Republicans in approval. Although many Democrats - including Schumer - will oppose Tillerson, they'll need at least several Republicans to join them to derail...

US, S. Korea reaffirm Thaad deployment plan

In a rally in Seoul yesterday, anti-war activists protested against Mr Mattis' visit and denounced the planned deployment of Thaad. South Korea is the first official visit for Mattis, who met with Seoul's national security chief Kim Kwan-jin an...

Rahul's first rally with Akhilesh in Agra February 3

The running feud between the two factions in the SP is expected to form a key element in the UP Elections 2017. "We told the Chief Minister (Akhilesh Yadav) take everything including the right to distribute tickets but let Netaji remain the National ...

George HW Bush discharged from hospital after pneumonia

After he was extubated, he worked with physical therapists to regain strength. The statement also paid tribute to the "world-class care that both his doctors and nurses provided". W. Bush wanted to thank hospital and all his well-wishers. They were...

Philippines suspends drugs war to clean up police force

Heavily armed officers of the police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group burst into the home of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo in Angeles City, 80 kilometres north of Manila, as the bodies of drugs suspects were piling up in funeral parlours across the is...

Trump orders strategy within 30 days for IS defeat

Mr. Trump is expected to sign executive action as soon as Saturday for the new strategy against the Islamic State, which is also as ISIS or ISIL. At times , he sharply criticized the generals he now commands, but he also said he would give them a mo...

Chinese New Year Traditions That Define The Week Of Celebration

Legend spoke of the wild beast Nian (which also is the word for "year") that appeared at the end of each year, attacking and killing villagers". With the Chinese New Year being the biggest annual celebration for the Chinese community, Lai said ...

Knights of Malta head quits over Vatican condom row

It followed revelations that the Knights' charity branch had distributed thousands of condoms in Myanmar and the order's grand chancellor was sacked. Although the Pope may not officially have jurisdiction over the Order, Festing chose to accept the...

RIP Mary Tyler Moore (1936 - 2017): Where To Stream Her Greatest Hits

Many classic series don't age well after several decades; but Moore and The Mary Tyler Moore Show still hold up today. Moore was born December 29, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York, to George Tyler Moore and Marjorie Hackett Moore. "He apologized", tel...

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to enforce shaky Syria truce

The agreement stressed that any talks on a political settlement will take place under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva, in accordance with an existing peace process mandated by U.N. "We think that the USA leadership will take the right de...

Russian Federation announces joint airstrikes with USA in Syria, DoD denies claim

Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the United States provided Daesh coordinates for Russia-coalition airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria. It said on Monday that two Russian warplanes and two aircraft of the US-led coaliti...

Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet January 31

He also expressed interest in working on "an agenda that benefits both countries, with a focus on respect for the sovereignty of both nations and shared responsibility". This month, Ford canceled a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico, saying it wo...

Oklahoma's Cost of Affordable Care Act Repeal: 23000 Jobs, $13 Billion

Republicans plan to turn control of Medicaid over to the states as part of their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, according to an adviser to President Donald Trump. When the law was passed here, I had no health insurance. In the wake of s...

Valls and Hamon advance in French primary

The pair with the most votes will advance to a run-off on 29 January. Either way, opinion polls indicate that no Socialist candidate has much chance of getting beyond the first round of the election in April-May after five years of unpopular rule b...

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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

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...