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Northern white rhinos all but extinct as last male dies

Poachers in the 20th century wiped out most of this white rhino subspecies ( Ceratotherium simum ssp. cottoni ) population, mainly for their horns, which were used in traditional Chinese health treatments. So, what does that mean for the future of...

Wendy Williams' Emotional Return, and More Information About Graves' Disease

Wendy Williams dissolved into tears in her return to her self-titled show after a doctor-ordered three-week hiatus. Williams has opened up about how her health struggles have impacted her sense of womanhood, changing her perspective on the societa...

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Nixon Announces Candidacy for Governor of NY

After Cynthia Nixon announced that she's throwing her hat into the ring in the NY governor's race, Twitter celebrated (and bemoaned) the news. New York's primary election is set for September 13 and the general election will be held Novembe...

Trump bans Venezuela's new national cryptocurrency

The sanctions represent the most notable development to date since Venezuela launched the petro in February. The action explicitly bans "all transactions related to, provision of financing for, and other dealings in" any digital currency from...

Mike Pence reiterates Pakistan to do more against Taliban, terror groups

The United States has warned Pakistan to do more against Taliban and other terrorist groups operating in the country. Mr. Pence said this to Mr. Abbasi, who was on a personal trip this week to see his ailing sister. The US officials added that no d...

Security Council Press Statement on Kabul Process

In a WhatsApp message sent to journalists Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the bomber had targeted a convoy of "foreign troops". The Washington Times said that the ISI also conducts security patrols in facilitating Taliban transit along ...

Trump White House pushes back against reports of staff purges, behind-the-scenes chaos

The firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and if President Donald Trump removes H.R. McMaster as national security adviser could impact major hydrocarbon producers Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russian Federation, leading to a boost in crude ...

China's annual parliament reappoints Xi Jinping as president

There was never really any doubt that the "rubber-stamp" parliament would not re-elected Mr Xi as president on Saturday, especially following the constitutional amendment a week earlier which lifted presidential term limits, allowing him to stay on i...

Ireland had to make every moment count against England - Best

Only France, in 1981, had won the grand slam at the home of English rugby but the champions played as if they were the home side, on the front foot from the off. Prop forward Tadhg Furlong, the man-of-the-match, found inside Bundee Aki with a fine pa...

American Lawmakers And Activists Skewer Ryan Zinke For 'Konnichiwa' Comment

United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently had a cringe-worthy moment when he tried, and failed miserably, to pander to Hawaii representative Colleen Hanabusa . Rep. Hanabusa, who had earlier mentioned that her grandfathers were i...

Russian Federation chides United Kingdom for blaming Putin for poisoning

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that it's "overwhelmingly likely" that Putin ordered the use of a nerve agent against former spy Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, ...

Beast from the East's little brother is on the horizon

Met Eireann have forecast that temperatures will hit lows of -4C over the bank holiday weekend - as a tamer version of the Beast from the East takes grip. This increases the risk of accidents, as well as injuries due to falls. Public Health Engl...

Georgia parole board denies clemency in 'Stocking Strangler' case

Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Gary still had appeals pending before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Women between the ages of 55 and 89 became the target of nine rapes and seven strangulation...

7K pairs of shoes placed near US Capitol for child gun victims

A press release published by Avaaz said the 7,000 shoes will help keep national attention on gun control as the March 24 protest approaches. The organization also said that some celebrities donated shoes as well, including Chelsea Handler , ...

UP bypoll results: Alliance Arithmetic trumps BJP's electoral chemistry

She announced her support to the SP candidates at the eleventh hour, first time since 1993 when the two parties were in the same boat. Both Adityanath and Maurya had won from the seats with huge margins in 2014. The process began with counting ...

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots for Tuesday and Wednesday total $738 million

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Opposition force adjournments of Parliament for fourth day

While AIADMK was demanding constitution of the Cauvery Board to settle water disputes with neighbouring states, the TDP was demanding special status for AP. However, as the noisy protests continued, Mahajan adjourned the proceedings first till noon...

Dead, 3 Injured In New York City Helicopter Crash

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Eurocopter AS350 went down near the northern end of Roosevelt Island at about 7 p.m. and was investigating. First responders carry a person to an ambulance after a helicopter crashed into the East River al...

India will generate 100 GW of solar power by 2022, says Modi

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of euros for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy. The President of Rawanda and chair of th...

EU, Japan seek to be excluded from USA tariffs in talks

The EU hopes to convince the United States that introducing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports is "not the right move", but is ready to act should any such measures be implemented. Earlier this week she warned the USA tariffs could jeopardise tho...

Australian Prime Minister Praises US Decision to Exempt Canberra From Tariffs

Australia would not have to provide anything in return for the exemption, he said. "We will be making a decision as to who they are - we have a very close relationship with Australia", he said. Turnbull said Australia had "the closest possible mil...

Mudavadi Rejects Unity Agreement Reached Between President Uhuru and Raila

His planned schedule on Saturday had included a visit to a US-funded HIV/AIDS programme and attendance at a ceremony marking 20 years since Al-Qaeda bombed the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people. Just hours before the s...

Putin critic tells MPs attack on Russian spy was a 'Kremlin hit'

Putin did not have the same admiration for the U.S. political system, however, which he said has "demonstrated its ineffciency and is eating itself up". He said he was particularly dismayed by what he described as the US role in the ouster of Ukraine...

United Kingdom 'very disappointed' by Trump tariff plan, official says

Trump has proposed imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum - a move that aims to deliver on his campaign promise to deliver trade deals that are more favorable to the United States, but one that has put him at odd...

Donald Trump agrees to have a meeting with Kim Jung-un Video

Trump's national security adviser, HR McMaster, has publicly argued that a nuclear-armed North Korea can not be deterred and raised the prospect of a USA preventive strike. Proponents of engagement, including Joel Wit, a senior fellow at Washington's...

North Korea to stop nuclear tests if it has United States talks

North Korean state media said the North and South Korean officials discussed a possible summit between Kim and Moon during a meeting and dinner hosted by Kim on Monday in Pyongyang. During this week's talks, Pyongyang and Seoul scheduled a fa...

Lottery jackpots total more than half a billion dollars this weekend

No victor has stepped forward to claim the prize money yet. While there were no grand prize winners, five tickets sold matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize o...

Killed In Papua New Guinea Earthquake Aftershocks

A house sits collapsed following a strong quake, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Halagoli, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea . In addition to those who were killed and injured, hundreds of thousands more were displaced or otherwise affected by the disast...

U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in historic Vietnam visit

The USS Carl Vinson will make a 4-day port call to the central city of Danang for a highly symbolic trip that will include a visit to a center for victims of Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant sprayed over large swathes of land by the US during the ...

BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya:Rahul

In a series of tweet, Mr Siddaramaiah has criticised the BJP for projecting former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to lead the party in Karnataka. "But, the state will be free from BJP", he said. The tribal party won eight of the nine seats it had co...

Deja vu? Beatty, Dunaway announce correct winner this time

The fantasy romance - which stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner who falls in love with a mysterious sea creature - was nominated in 13 categories and scooped the coveted Best Picture accolade, as well as Best Director for Guillermo Del Toro ...

High of 45 with strong winds in Boulder today

Red flag warnings, which indicate high fire risk, are in place for areas west and south of Morgan County Monday but not for Morgan County itself. After a few relatively mild days with sunny skies, winter weather is back this week with rain, snow ...

Putin: Russia Needs Facts on Meddling

President Vladimir Putin has revealed a new set of developed weapons to be including devices that are resistant to interceptions from enemies. "I have to see first what they've done". But some weapons systems "have to be fine-tuned and worked on", ...

CBI says Nirav Modi gifted bribe to PNB officials

The overseas branches of some Indian banks are said to have credited thousands of crores into the accounts linked to Modi on the basis of the LoUs, which serve as credit guarantees, obtained by Modi and Choksi. In response to the second summons, Nira...

Man buried in snow rescued after avalanche at California ski resort

Three others escaped without being hurt. Another skier at the resort said at least three of those people had to be dug out. A full investigation will follow. A powerful winter storm that was predicted to drop up to five feet in the Sierras has im...

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Trump Admin Steps Up Threats to Shut Down Mexico Border

Dairy Export Council, said in a statement that closing the border "would be a gut punch that could set the industry back by a decade or two". It's something that would impact nea...

Whistleblower: Trump White House reversed security clearance denials

We had already seen outrage over President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner getting a security clearance despite concerns, but Newbold said that there were actually at l...

Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

Trump made the surprise decision to talk up health legislation last week immediately after the release of a summary of Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, and is encouragin...

Early election talk grows as Brexit supporters accuse British MPs of betrayal

Ms. May had been hoping that her decision to hold a vote only on the 600-page withdrawal agreement, which is one part of her overall Brexit deal, would have been enough to sway c...

Two Palestinian teenagers killed in clashes, but Israel praises Hamas 'restraint'

Amid a festive atmosphere, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza along the boundary fence with Israel on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Great Mar...

Boeing yet to agree to cancelation of 737 MAX 8 order: Garuda

Investigators into the Boeing 737 crash which killed 157 people have reached an early conclusion that an anti-stall system was activated before the passenger plane hit the group....

Border wall emergency: US House fails to override Trump's veto

Lawmakers voted 248-181 to overturn Trump's veto, but that fell 38 votes shy of the required two-thirds margin. But their veto override attempt seems certain to fall short of t...

GOP climate change strategy: Attack those looking for solutions

Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the "Green New Deal" resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels, while Democra...

Boeing Max Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Florida Over ‘Performance Issue’

It would cost $1.8 billion and take 10,000 new employees for the USA aviation regulator to handle all aircraft certification internally, the agency's chief told a Senate panel o...

Mueller finds Trump campaign officials did not knowingly conspire with Russian Federation

Special counsel Robert Mueller III did not find that Donald Trump's campaign or any of his associates conspired with Russian Federation in its efforts to interfere in the 2016...

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Alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

Alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

President Donald Trump . Sayoc, who has been referred to as the MAGA bomber in tabloids , pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to 65 counts, including use of a weapon of...

Guaido’s top aide detained on suspicion of plotting terror attack - interior minister

Guaido’s top aide detained on suspicion of plotting terror attack - interior minister

Mnuchin. Today's action designating BANDES and its subsidiaries follows a determination by Secretary of the Treasury, Steven T. Mnuchin, in consultation with Secretary of Sta...

N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea

N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea

South Korea regrets the decision and urged a swift normalisation of the arrangement, Chun said , adding the South would continue to staff the office, set up as a regular channel o...

Trump Delivers Nearly 200-Word Diatribe About Mueller Investigation, Says Nothing Much

Trump Delivers Nearly 200-Word Diatribe About Mueller Investigation, Says Nothing Much

Mueller's report, still confidential, sets the stage for big public fights to come. In a letter to lawmakers, Mr Barr said Mr Mueller had concluded the probe, that he is review...

Trump Says Mueller Report Should Be Made Public

Trump Says Mueller Report Should Be Made Public

President Donald Trump said he wouldn't mind having the upcoming Mueller report publicly released. Barr already is coming under pressure from lawmakers to make the entire docume...