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Powerful natural disaster hits Iraq and Iran

Photos and videos of extensive damage in both Iran and Iraq poured in on social media shortly after the natural disaster. Eight villages were damaged ... The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered around 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside t...

Moscow plans retaliation to "US pressure on Russian media"

She said the demands contradicted both democracy and freedom of speech. "Between those consequences and registering as a foreign agent, we are forced to choose registration". "The Russian side has repeatedly warned that any measures limiting activi...

Priti Patel avoids Commons questions on Israel meetings due to Africa trip

She was ordered back from an official trip in Africa by the PM and summoned to Downing Street over the row. Priti Patel said in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May that her actions "fell below the high standards that are expected of a secretar...

Sessions to testify to House next week in Russian Federation probe

The House panel's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, cited a memo Page sent campaign officials that quoted Page as writing "in a private conversation, Dvorkovich expressed strong support for Mr. Page called the encounter "just a brief gree...

Loudoun County cyclist who flipped off President Trump's motorcade loses her job

Briskman , her gesture to President Trump's motorcade was considered "obscene". What do you think - was the company justified in firing the woman for violating the social media policy? "How is that any less "obscene" than me flipping off the pr...

Could Flynn be the next member of Trump's orbit to face indictment?

Mueller's team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S.to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said. Barry Coburn, a lawyer for Michael...

Iran Displays Missile To Mark Anniversary Of US Embassy Seizure

Trump announced last month that he had refused to certify the national security value of the deal, giving the US Congress 60 days to decide whether to reinstate sanctions, asking it to work with Washington's European allies to make amendments to the ...

Why we didn't vote for Trump - George W Bush family

Harper Collins says this about the book, it "tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies and the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, derailing the Bush presidential dynasty". Just last month, Georg...

Employee Who Shut Down Trump's Twitter Hailed As Hero

Trump was back on Twitter soon after the account was restored, and the employee did not send or alter any tweets. Twitter initially said the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error", but later indicated it was done intentionall...

Israeli army pledges help to Syrian Golan village

The statement follows an explosion inside the village Friday in which nine were killed and 23 were wounded, according to reports from Syria . Syrian government forces and their pro-government allies first broke the militant group's siege of their ...

Time marches backward from Daylight to Standard

First, it is it called "daylight saving time" not "daylight savings time" as it is commonly called incorrectly. At the same time, those up and going early in the day will be happy for daylight ahead of 7 a.m. States can exempt themselves from partici...

SC to decide if LG is administrative boss of Delhi

Justice Bhushan too asked Subramanium to be specific and cite instances of Lt. Governor standing in the way of Delhi government. The existence of the LG in administrative issues was "mandatory" mentioned the apex court and the AAP government will...

The Trump campaign's cocktail of stupid

Sessions was head of the panel. It's possible Papadopoulos may have been at Trump events that Sessions also attended, including a dinner at the Capitol Hill Club with some members of the foreign policy committee during the summer of 2016, the perso...

Broncos coach Vance Joseph claims it's Brock Osweiler's job to lose

Things never clicked for Osweiler and the Texans - he completed just 59 percent of his passes for 2,957 yards, 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in one season - and he was traded to the Browns in March. He was cut by Cleveland during training camp...

Iran Leader Warns about Sabotage in Tehran-Baku Ties

Russian Federation and Iran, which support President Bashar al-Assad's government, and Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels, have organised a series of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana this year, agreeing on the establishment of "de-escalation" ...

16 killed, 100 injured in explosion at NTPC plant in UP

The district administration rushed ambulances to the spot and directed health officials to provide prompt treatment to the injured. NTPC said the accident in the boiler of 500 Megawatt MW under trial unit of NTPC- Unchahar occurred on Wednesday a...

IAEA Chief: Iran Living Up to Nuclear Deal

Organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD NEA, the conference, which convenes every four years, is hosted by the UAE Ministry...

Gaza Terrorists Dead, More Wounded in IDF Advanced Technology Tunnel Explosion

The Israeli military, for its part, confirmed in a statement that it had destroyed the tunnel, which, it asserted, constituted a violation of the Jewish state's sovereignty. "This crime comes in the context of [sowing confusion] and creating tensio...

What President Trump's Public Health Emergency Declaration Means for the Opioid Crisis

Emily Spencer, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, also touted those efforts, which she said are starting to yield results. "Those approvals will come very, very fast", Trump said. Other officials in OH, which has t...

High school golfer not awarded first-place trophy -- because she's a girl

A MA high school golfer, who won a tournament by four shots, won't go home with the first-place trophy - because she's a girl . Lunenburg High junior Emily Nash thought she won the Central Massachusetts Div. Nash, 16, told Boston's WCVB-TV "It...

This Tiny Island Now Has the Most Powerful Passport in the World

Most recently, the US and Turkey have become involved in a diplomatic dispute that has involved the suspension of visas . It appears, when it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. "More and more people every year invest hund...

Russian helicopter crashes into the sea near Norway

The helicopter was on its way from the Pyramiden settlement to the coal mining port of Barentsburg, but was later confirmed to have gone down in the ocean. "We know the helicopter failed to return". The helicopter went missing at 15:35 local time (...

Grand Canyon, Yosemite and 15 other national parks may double entry fees

According to the National Park Service , the peak season for each park would be defined as its busiest five-month period. In order to generate revenue for desperately needed maintenance projects, the U.S. Outside of peak season, the fee would reve...

Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Brother Arrested for Child Porn

The child porn case predated the October 1 shooting, authorities said. Police say that they found child pornography on his computer. It wasn't immediately known if Bruce Paddock has an attorney. Los Angeles police said the investigation bega...

House GOP leaders to investigate FBI's handling of Clinton email probe

Democrats have said Republican focus on the uranium deal is an attempt to distract from the Russian Federation probes. Republicans in Washington have announced an investigation into a uranium deal with Russian Federation negotiated by the Obama a...

Sunday weather: Rainy morning, then scattered showers

Overnight: Isolated showers, cloudy, low around 63 with south wind around 8 miles per hour. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Monday night will have showers with a chance of thunderstorms. South wind generally 6 to 10 miles per hour, with str...

Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

Tensions reached new levels this year as North Korea fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September. The weapon is included in a new military plan to combat North Korea in...

Trump's tweets have sunk his own travel ban-again

It targeted about 150 million potential travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, along with some Venezuelan government officials and their families. Ultimately, though, the federal government probably does have a bette...

Dhumal prevails over Nadda as BJP declares candidates for Himachal polls

He will be contesting from Mandi. The BJP has fielded six women in this elections, polling for which will take place on November 9 while the results will be declared on December 18. "The party is not projecting anyone as its chief ministerial fac...

CIA Bomb-Sniffing Dog Lulu Is the Cutest Program Failure

A bomb-sniffing pup just couldn't make the cut for the CIA's explosive detection canine training program. Lulu's adventures in training were documented along with the rest of the CIA's "Fall '17 Puppy Class" on the agency's website ....

New wave of Rohingya refugees flock to Bangladesh camps

A foot of the new born Rohingya baby is pictured at a medical center in Kutupalong refugees camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Many of them walked for a week before they could cross over to Bangladesh. Security Council to impose a comprehensive arms em...

Three policemen among six killed in Quetta blast

Also Wednesday, a roadside bombing near a tribal area along the border with Afghanistan killed two troops. The Pakistani Taliban said the attack was a " suicide mission". The roadside explosions targeting sercurity personnel has become common in B...

European Union imposes oil embargo on North Korea in symbolic gesture

North Korea has sent another worrying warning to the world saying that nuclear war could "break out any moment" as tensions rise between the rogue state and the United States. It comes as joint naval drills began off the Korean Peninsula between S...

Sri Lanka commits to Lahore T20I despite reluctance from players

Upon his arrival at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport after attending the International Cricket Council's (ICC) meeting in New Zealand, PCB chief Najam Sethi said that the Sri Lankan cricket chief has confirmed that the Sri Lankan crick...

Trump reportedly joked that Mike Pence 'wants to hang all gay people'

The revelation of the latest shocking statement from the president drew a swift, horrified response from a number of artists and human rights organizations. At the White House, Pence has been hosting a Bible-study group for Cabinet officers, led by a...

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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...