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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 ...

Court sentences London mosque attacker to 43-years in prison

Judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb said Osborne's mind had been "poisoned" by far-right ideas as she sentenced the 48-year-old to life with no chance of parole for 43 years. A handwritten note found in the van and Osborne's comments to the police caught on ...

Trump Implores Senate To Vote On Hardline Immigration Bill

President Donald Trump is calling on Senate Republicans to bring his immigration framework to a vote. Some Republicans have indicated they want a full-year of defense spending attached to a short-term bill, and conservatives in the House have su...

Safadi briefs Arab counterparts on efforts to address US Jerusalem move

The US decision adds to Palestinian anger at Washington following its decision in December to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite the final status of the city being one of the key points to be decided in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks....

Shopian killing: Army files its version

The police has already registered a murder case against the Army unit while government has ordered a Magisterial probe into the firing incident. They said Rayees Ahmad Ganie, who was critically wounded when Army opened fire to disperse stone pelt...

U.S. sanctions Hamas chief; lists him on terror list

The U.S. State Department said in a press release it has designated Haniyeh, as well as the jihadist groups Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa'd Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. " This decision will not det...

Tariq Ramadan: French police question Muslim scholar over rape claims

Le Monde and Le Parisien newspapers reported past year that two women recently filed complaints in France against Ramadan for an alleged rape in 2009 and an assault in 2012. I had a great admiration for him for years. She described the alleged assa...

Kenya switches off TV stations amid opposition swearing-in fete

The party said the swearing-in is based on the annulled results of the August 8 presidential election, which they believe they won, but claim it was rigged to favour President Uhuru Kenyatta. Although there is no legal backing for Odinga's "inaugurat...

Services exports grew at 16.2% during Apr-Sept: Economic Survey

Edited excerpts: What should be the action points for the government in the coming fiscal year? The Economic Survey 2017-18, released Monday, has indicated demonetisation in 2016 helped boost aggregate household savings which found their way to...

North Korea Could Nuke The US In A Few Months: CIA Chief

That's according to a congressional source who requested anonymity because the invitation hadn't been announced. President TrumpDonald John TrumpCynthia Nixon calls for Americans to "take to the streets" if Trump fires Mueller Trump declines to i...

SpaceX Confirms Date for First Falcon Heavy Launch

EST with a three-hour launch window. Falcon Heavy will carry a used Tesla-built Roadster sports auto as a payload and attempt to bring the vehicle into heliocentric orbit as part of the rocket's inaugural test launch. The new rocket should be...

Seine Reaches Peak in Paris

While forecasters believe it will continue to rise, peaking on Sunday night or Monday, it is not expected to reach the 2016 high of 6.1m, AFP news agency reports. A statue of a French soldier from the Crimean War - known as The Zouave - on the Pont d...

Chris Stapleton will bring summer tour to Boston area

The show in Billings is part of Stapleton's "All-American Road Show" that includes performances in NY and Los Angeles. The Colonial Life Arena announced Monday that Stapleton's "All-American Road Show" will stop in Columbia on October 25.

Cotton: Putin's Jailing of Opposition Leader Shows He Fears His Own People

Last month Mr Navalny was barred from running in the election by Russia's central election commission because of a suspended prison sentence for fraud, but thousands still turned out to endorse him for the presidency during demonstrations across t...

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China

But he balanced that out by switching to French to denounce excesses of fiscal and social dumping and urge a reset on how the world resolves such issues. "We can create a lot of jobs with such a strategy", he said. He said the world was fractured d...

McIlroy's expectations on the rise forward of Dubai event

The four-time major victor sits on 19 under par after Round 3 Saturday, just one shot behind China's Li Haotong. Compared to McIlroy, 22-year-old Chinaman Li is a relative novice. Englishman Danny Willett endured a hard opening day as he dropped th...

Trump aloof from realities of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, foreign ministry says

Before the visit, Pence met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem a "tangible sign" of U.S. The vice president thought it was critical to have his counsel for a sp...

Myanmar Says Richardson Asked to Step Down From Advisory Panel

Win Myat Aye. "But with Aung San Suu Kyi , her reaction was one of the strongest against the release of the prisoners". "We understand his emotion about the two Reuters correspondents". United Nations officials, former United States president Ba...

Somalia Voices Support to Turkey's Afrin Operation to Clear Terrorist Groups

The Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq were allies of the US-led coalition formed to fight Islamic State. "We consider Afrin an inseparable part of Syrian territory", Issa said . When we call on a country, especially a North Atlantic Treaty Organi...

Syrian opposition to announce Sochi decision Saturday

The five states' proposals recommend that de Misutra focus the parties on reforming the constitution, on holding United Nations -supervised elections for Syrians inside and outside the country, and creating a "safe and neutral environment" for the ...

Shutdown Day 2: Congress Seems Far Apart on a Resolution

Leader McConnell has found this out. "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border". The president tweeted Sunday that Republicans should use the " Nuclear Option " if the stalemate continues .

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Polish Police Arrest Huawei Executive, Accused Of Spying For China

Sanctions. The two men - one a Chinese citizen who was a former envoy in Poland before moving over to a senior position at Huawei and the other a Pole who held several top gove...

Wisconsin Teen Jayme Closs' Bravery Credited for Cracking Missing Person's Case: Sheriff

The woman, who asked the newspaper not to use her name, said she was almost certain it was Jayme, having seen her photo on the news and posters around Wisconsin . She was found...

Trump holds immigration roundtable at border patrol station

Mr. Trump wants $5.7 billion to build the wall, which during the 2016 campaign he repeatedly promised to build once in office. "If this doesn't work out, probably I will do it", ...

Rod Rosenstein Reportedly Leaving Justice Department After AG Confirmation Hearings

Barr is visiting senators on Capitol Hill ahead of his confirmation hearings next week. Rosenstein took charge of overseeing Mueller's Russian Federation probe after former Att...

116th Congress takes office as the most diverse in USA history

As night fell, the House quickly got to work on the partial government shutdown , which was winding up Day 13 with Trump demanding billions in Mexican border wall funding to bring...

US State Department Issues Travel Warning to China, Urging 'Increased Caution'

Reports say the travel guidance issued by the USA comes after the detentions of two Canadians in China last month and came amid heightened diplomatic tensions in the wake of the ...

Trump boasts he ‘essentially’ fired Mattis

Trump says the USA should let the Taliban and Islamic State militants fight each other there. "ISIS is being dealt one brutal defeat after another", he said at a rally in Florida....

House Democrats vote to reopen government, reject Trump’s demand for wall funding

Nancy Pelosi , the presumed new House speaker, referring to a bipartisan, Senate-passed funding measure, albeit one Trump has never publicly endorsed. Collins, a senior member of...

US Border Patrol Unleashes Tear Gas Against Children in Mexico

In its statement following the incident, CBP said that the volleys were not aimed at migrants attempting the crossing, but at rock-throwers who prevented the agents from helping th...

Trump Prepares For A New Fight Over Border Wall Funding

It was a huge decision to make ... and frankly there was no system at all for a lot of reasons - palace intrigue and the rest of it - when I got there". The retired Marine general ...

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Hasina heading for landslide after deadly Bangladesh election day

Hasina heading for landslide after deadly Bangladesh election day

Mr. Alamgir, however, asked his party candidates to stay in the race until the voting ended while NUF convenor Hossain urged voters to "restore democracy" and exercise their franch...

Trump blamed the Democrats for the death of migrant children

Trump blamed the Democrats for the death of migrant children

Trump has declined to comment on whether he might accept less than $5 billion for wall funding. President Donald Trump on Saturday said the deaths of migrant children at the ...

President Trump threatens to close border if Democrats don't fund wall

President Trump threatens to close border if Democrats don't fund wall

Trump has signaled he welcomes the fight as he heads toward his own bid for re-election in 2020. The president, who had already scrapped a Christmas visit to his Florida golf r...

Turkey prepares to take over anti-IS fight in Syria from US

Turkey prepares to take over anti-IS fight in Syria from US

Turkey wants to fill the power vacuum that will be left in Syria by the withdrawal of American troops, and is coordinating its army's plans with the USA and Russian Federation...

Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

Mr. Trump has relented on his previous insistence that he wanted to build a "wall" on the southwest border, saying he now envisions the type of steel-slatted fence that was also bu...