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Ousted Gambia President Jammeh to stand down, Adama Barrow takes power

West African troops crossed the border into Gambia on Thursday and say they are prepared to remove him by force. Since the announcement by the country's electoral commission, Mr Jammeh has sought to use various means to extend his rule, calling for...

At least 30 killed as Tehran's iconic Plasco building collapses after fire

The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic 50-year-old structure in central Tehran just north of the capital's sprawling bazaar. Most people had been evacuated, according to Fars, but there were fears for the safety of firefighters and resc...

Malia Obama is going to intern with hotshot Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Malia took a year of gap after her graduation and it is learned she would attend this fall the Harvard University. The New York Post's Page Six has reported that Malia Obama is rumored to be taking an internship with the notoriously cantankerous...

Jallikattu: Protesters swell, Modi dashes hopes of ordinance

In 2014, the Supreme Court of India banned Jallikattu after the Animal Welfare Board of India citing extensive evidence of torture and cruelty to the animals petitioned it. This prevented Jallikattu from taking place during Pongal and infuriated la...

CBI inquiry filed against Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

His reaction came soon after a CBI team reached the directorate of information and publicity in Civil Lines in the evening to search for documents pertaining to the Delhi government's outreach programme, "Talk To AK". Coming out in defence of his dep...

Martin McGuinness to retire from frontline electoral politics

Uncertainty over the status of Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland after Brexit added to the political instability. "Unfortunately, I am not physically able to continue in my current role and have therefore decided to make way ...

Trump Adviser Says Not Expecting US-China Trade War

Accompanied by lawmakers and local government officials, Yu Shyi-kun left the country Monday on behalf of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the opposition Kuoamintang. In recent weeks, several influential state-sponsored newspapers ...

China Crude Output Collapse Helping OPEC Unintentionally

Allman-Ward added that the likelihood of increased production from Libya and Nigeria will result in price volatility for the rest of 2017, "and of course the oil shale is coming back in a big way". That is about the same size as the output cut ag...

Departing CIA head tells Trump to be 'disciplined' with his remarks

The day after the dossier's contents were published by BuzzFeed , Trump posted on Twitter that intelligence agencies "should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" " before asking "are we living in Nazi Germany? ". In an interview with Fo...

Nigerian airstrike on refugee camp leaves 52 dead

Major General Irabor, commander for counterinsurgency operations in northeast Nigeria, said the Air Force had been given coordinates for where Boko Haram militants were alleged to be meeting. It has been pushed out of most of that territory over ...

Children abducted in 1985 found, mother arrested; Rhode Island police say

Rhode Island State Police said Tuesday they had received a tip about Elaine Pigeon's whereabouts around Christmas and were then able to track her to the Houston area with the help of Texas authorities. Yates is scheduled to be arraigned in Kent Count...

Dead In Stampede At Bengal's Gangasagar On Makar Sankranti

It is estimated some 1.5 million people had gathered in Gangasagar, where the Ganges river flows into the sea, for the Hindu harvest festival of Makar Sankranti. All these deaths, he claimed, "are either due to cold or heart attack as informed by the...

Iridium Goes 'Phew' After SpaceX Gets Off Ground

EST (1754 GMT) on Saturday, and successfully launched all the satellites in Earth's low-orbit 59 minutes after the lift off. The new launch took place from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This is another in the c...

Cubans in Miami react to elimination of "wet foot, dry foot"

Under the " wet foot, dry foot " policy, Cubans who were caught escaping to the U.S.by sea, they were required to return, but those who made it onto USA soil were allowed to apply for legal residency. Obama visited Havana last March. "They can't ...

US Troops Arrive In Poland, But Will Trump Keep Them There?

But whether President-elect Donald Trump - who is highly critical of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - will withdraw the brigade after taking office is a question mark, said Michael Mazarr, associate director of the RAND Arroyo Center's Strategy...

Obama lifts 20-year sanctions on Sudan

The Obama administration based the decision on findings that Sudan has ended military aerial bombardment in the Darfur region and other conflict areas and has helped counter the Islamic State group, including limiting movements by fighters.

Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret's Former Husband, Has Died

Lord Snowdon , the former husband of Great Britain's Princess Margaret, died on Friday, the BBC reported. He divorced the Queen's sister Princess Margaret in 1978 after rumours of her having an affair surfaced. To commemorate the photographer, ...

Inflatable backpack saves snowboarder during avalanche

Tom Oye posted a video of the moment his snowboard caused the snow to crack underfoot, sending him spinning metres down the hillside in Whistler. Oye was shredding the fresh powder in Whistler, Canada when suddenly cracks cut through the snow, the...

Gun Owner Saves Ambushed Arizona Trooper

The 27-year department veteran underwent surgery for gunshot wounds to the right shoulder and chest. The motive for the attack was unclear. The man who witnessed the scene warned the suspect to stop beating the trooper, but the man continued, acc...

Marks & Spencer quality focus finally lifts clothing sales

United Kingdom apparel retailer Marks and Spencer has announced upbeat results following surge in sales of clothing and homeware section for the first time in two years. The news is a boost for chief executive Steve Rowe who has been trying to turn a...

Investigations into fatal Qld light plane crash underway

The pilot, a man in his sixties, was transferred to Bundaberg Hospital and is also said to be in a serious condition and a 13-year old boy was transferred to Rockhampton Hospital with minor injuries. Four people were aboard a light aircraft when it c...

MLK Day walk to take new route

More info: 206-551-7316 or parkways.seattle.gov/ . "We gather to celebrate his message and its enduring value, and welcome those who have attended this resonant event for many years as well as those new to our community", said BAM president Kat...

Church shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

The judge told jurors to re-read the instructions he provided them to figure out what that means. Roof had pleaded not guilty to 33 federal charges, including nine counts of violating the Hate Crime Act resulting in death, nine counts of use of a f...

Vehicle bomb kills 13 civilians in Sadr city, Baghdad

A series of attacks in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities have killed more than 80 people in just over a week. According to local sources, the attacker is believed to have driven the auto through a gate into the market and detonated the bomb after securi...

'It is over': Congress certifies Trump's win, over last-ditch Dem objections

While Trump, who is set to take office on January 20, garnered more than the 270 electoral votes required to win, Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots. As the final tally was read, there were three separate ou...

BJP may win in Goa and Uttarakhand, says Opinion poll

A pre-poll survey on Wednesday predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will emerge as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh in the seven-phase Assembly elections. He added that people voted for Akhilesh Yadav with a lot of hope in 2012. ...

Captured Escapee to Be Booked at Police Barracks

A positive definitive identification has not been made at this point. Trooper Joseph Merrick saw Morales near Route 28, State Police said. "The suspect is described as a black male, about 5'10" with a mustache and dark skin. He was arrested in NY d...

Britain appoints career diplomat as envoy to EU

Sir Ivan, whose deputy resigned late previous year, argues in his letter that it makes sense to hand over the baton to a new team before exit talks officially begin. Sir Ivan has a longstanding relationship with prime minister Theresa May and was c...

Australia military exercise might not go ahead amid row, Marise Payne suggests

The Indonesian Army was miffed with their Australian counterparts after finding training material at the latter's base, local media reports said. Kompas , an Indonesian newspaper, reported the material ridiculed the Indonesian military and that th...

Dylann Roof To Deliver Statement In Penalty Phase Of Church Shooting Trial

The point is that I'm not going to lie to you, either myself or through anyone else". That same jury found the self-avowed white supremacist from the Columbia area guilty of murder in connection with the 2015 killings at historic Emanuel AME church...

Serena Williams upset by Madison Brengle in ASB Classic

So, Brengle eschewed aesthetically pleasing tennis for a more rugged style in a bid to cross up her fellow American. The first part of the second set started in the same vein as the first as Brengle continued to keep pace with Williams, the latter ...

American Military Advisers Have Entered Mosul at Times, US Official Says

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, said in a press statement that the casualty figures excluded four months - May, July, August and December. A British soldier serving in the US -led coalition against Islamic ...

Brooklyn police-involved shootings: Men killed in Crown Heights, Canarsie, NYPD says

Police answered a 911 call about a non-violent emotionally disturbed person on East 99th Street near Avenue J in Canarsie shortly before 10 p.m. The officers heard gunfire coming from the vicinity of 990 Atlantic Ave. Police said this.38 caliber revo...

Catholics comprise 31% of new US Congress

Today, 56 percent are Protestant. The remaining two - Reps. A Pew Research Center survey of the 115th Congress - which will be sworn in on Tuesday - found that 91 percent of members call themselves Christians. The study further reveals that Rep...

Taiwan's president calls China a 'threat,' predicts turbulent 2017

The Taiwanese news agency's report said Ms Tsai's delegation would arrange banquets with US-based Taiwanese people and visit companies. The United States, which switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, has acknowledged the Chin...

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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...