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Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Senate Vote For Defunding Abortion

Using the Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to repeal recently minted regulations, senators killed a rule meant to keep federal grants flowing to clinics that provide contraception and other services in states that want to block the ...

Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule

After two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) sided against the measure with Democrats, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Some people feel that states should be allowed to withhold funds from abortion provi...

Large fire burns in Dubai near site of dramatic 2015 blaze

That building, which is due to reopen before the end of 2017, is located close to Fountain Views. The world's tallest tower, a 2,717-foot-high structure called Burj Khalifa, is part of the Downtown Dubai development. Emaar, which built both the ...

Probe ordered after EVM trail dispense only BJP slips in Madhya Pradesh

The commission, however, reiterated that the EVMs now in use are tamper-proof and asked Kejriwal to " introspect on its defeat" in the Punjab Assembly elections, instead of doubting the equipment. Congress and Aam Admi Party had met the Election Com...

PM inaugurates India's longest road tunnel

The road tunnel is India's longest and will reduce driving time between Jammu and Srinagar by two hours. Sharma said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have enough craze to see even a single big project initiated and sanctioned by the Modi Govern...

Sindhu enters final, sets up title date with Marin

India's Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is into her first final of her home Superseries event, after withstanding a late charge from Korea's Sung Ji Hyun . It then turned out to be a see-saw first set but Sindhu prevailed and won it 19-21. In the men's s...

Bus and rail services resume as Bus Eireann pickets lifted

Representatives for school bus drivers say the action just be undertaken as the current crisis within the company posses a major threat to their job security. Transport Minister Shane Ross says he wont be opening up the chequebook, and wont be interv...

Merkel celebrates German election win, challenger deflated

Like federal Germany, Saarland has been governed by a so-called grand coalition of Merkel's conservatives and the SPD - a situation likely to continue after Sunday's result left the CDU short of sufficient support to rule alone in the state.

LGBT groups decry North Carolina HB2 repeal bill

Section 1 of the bill bars state agencies, including cities and the University of North Carolina, from the "regulation of access" to multiple-occupancy restroom, showers or changing facilities except in accordance with the legislature, which essentia...

Oil edges up on Libya disruptions, but bloated US market still weighs

Gasoline and distillate stockpiles were down more than expected as refinery run rates increased, giving some hope as the energy industry reaches the end of refinery maintenance season and as driving demand is expected to rise. USA industry data yeste...

United Nations chief arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

The U.N. chief also plans to meet leaders in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Islamic State overran about a third of Iraq in 2014, benefiting from the Sunni-Shi'ite rift that weakened the army. The U.S. -led coalition says a strike i...

White House tells Russian Federation probers: Come see intel yourselves

The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence panels to review new material relevant to their investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the USA presidential e...

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

Opponents and supporters of the FCC's broadband privacy rules are furiously lobbying the House of Representatives today as lawmakers prepare to vote this afternoon on a bill that could all but kill the initiative. "Wireless carriers are committ...

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

The United States women's national team is close to ratifying an offer from USA Hockey that would put an end to 15 months of negotiation and their boycott of this week's IIHF Women's World Championship . The Women's Hockey Team has been trying to ge...

Merkel challenger seeks to move past deflating state vote

This election result demands anyone, who has been discounting Merkel's win in September based on polls should have a second thought. The election for the state legislature in Saarland, a region of just under 1 million people on the French border ...

US State Department To Approve Final Keystone XL Permit Friday

Throughout the election campaign Trump promised to withdraw the USA from the Paris accord, although in late November he said he had an "open mind" about the plan. Trump, however, campaigned on a promise to approve it, saying it would create thousan...

Marine Le Pen: Ukrainian authorities commit war crimes

Le Pen attended a meeting of the lower house of parliament's worldwide affairs committee upon an invitation by the committee's chairman Leonid Slutsky. Le Pen has sought to capitalise on the anti-globalisation anger reflected by Brexit and the electi...

Iraqi forces take two more villages in W. Mosul: Army

The harrowing video emerged as Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul's ISIS-held Old City on Tuesday, March 21. A correspondent working for the Iraqi Kurdish news site Rudaw in Mosul said that 130 of the people who we...

Saudi Arabia faces largest-ever 9/11 lawsuit

However, 15 of the 19 terrorists, who hijacked planes, were of Saudi descent. The lawsuit was filed in New York City Friday by law firm Kreindler & Kreindler. According to the lawsuit, a series of state-run Saudi Arabian charities and government ...

Starbucks plans to give even more jobs to veterans

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz quite literally handed the keys to the company to his successor on Wednesday. As the company continues growth, it plans to increase throughput and improve the customer experience through digital platforms. Early in the m...

French candidates face off in first debate

Alluding to her top competitor Macron, who had met with German chancellor Angela Merkel the previous week , Le Pen said she didn't "want to be Mrs Merkel's vice chancellor". Six smaller candidates were excluded from Monday's debate. But Mr Macro...

Canadians want asylum seekers sent back to US

As far as security, the poll showed that 41 percent of Canadians said the increased border crossings made Canada less safe, while 46 percent said the influx had no effect on safety. The Conservative opposition have called on him to enforce stricter...

Congress awaits FBI, NSA testimony on Russia-Trump links

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency is investigating whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election. Nunes also denied an unsubstantiated claim from Trump that there had been a ...

Stephen Colbert Hilariously Parodies Rachel Maddow's Trump Tax Return Reveal

Zac Petkanas, a senior adviser to the Democratic National Committee, said: "The White House's willingness to release some tax information when it suits them proves Donald Trump's audit excuse is a sham". "We got a statement from "em", she said ". He...

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Israel has said it won't allow advanced weapons to reach Hezbollah . At least one of the missiles crossed the Israeli border, setting off air-raid sirens in Galilee before it was shot down by a missile-defence system. The Hezbollah leader noted that...

No Messi, Iniesta or Xavi - Klopp says squad part of Guardiola's problems

The Merseyside club are unbeaten against the other teams in the current top six this season, winning five of their nine league games against City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. "I want to be involved in that as much as ...

Uttar Pradesh govt will work for development of the state: Venkaiah Naidu

Adityanath's appointment will necessitate a byelection in Gorakhpur, which could perhaps see the coming together of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress on the same platform to take on the BJP by fielding a common candidate.

Trump slams ruling against travel ban as 'unprecedented judicial overreach'

Judge Derrick K. Watson of Honolulu wrote that any "reasonable, objective observer" would see this executive order as "issued with a goal to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously neutral goal", The New York Time...

Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM, Sidhu as Minister

Captain Amarinder's cabinet team will also include Manpreet Singh Badal, the estranged nephew of outgoing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. However, there has been no confirmation about the same yet. That had been the question everybody had been wa...

Malaysia says found out murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity from son's DNA

Zahid said the authorities had traveled overseas to an undisclosed country to collect the DNA sample. One suspect, Ri Jong Chol, a 46-year-old North Korean, was arrested on February 18, but was later released and deported by the Malaysian governme...

Dutch conservatives, nationalists big winners from Turkey row

The municipalities expect a bigger turnout than in 2012, when 74.6 percent of the electorate voted, one of the lowest turnouts since 1970, the year that compulsory voting was abolished. Wilders, on the other hand, told the voters that after a Nexit, ...

Trump's son-in-law wins $4b with Chinese firm

The deal places a valuation of $2.85 billion on the 41-story tower, setting a new record for a single NYC building. The firm will continue to maintain a 20 percent stake in the building, while Vornado will walk away from the deal with "a 10-fold payo...

Israel suffer first defeat at World Baseball Classic

The Dutch took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning and added four more runs in both the third and the fourth innings to open a 10-0 gap from which Israel was never going to come back. Blake Gailen made it 3-1 with an RBI double. He took Marc...

Dutch Election Upended as Turkey Dispute Seen Boosting Wilders

Reality Check verdict: Germany and the Netherlands have banned or obstructed a number of Turkish political rallies in recent days, sparking a furious diplomatic row with Turkey . "Wilders could benefit because this incident strengthens the image th...

Akhilesh will get second term as UP CM: Ram Gopal Yadav

Outgoing chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today said he would never regret the alliance with the Congress because it had helped the party a lot. "His statement reflects his desperation as he stares at the exit polls and he has accepted his defeat".

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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...