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Philippines' Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him

In his never-ending quest to demean the United States while puffing up the egos of foreigners, President Barack Obama repeatedly said that Americans tend to be lazy during a town hall meeting Wednesday with young leaders in Laos . "Laos PM said hi...

Giant panda off endangered species list, but Eastern gorilla declining

A census found 1,864 pandas in the wild in China in 2014. According to PBS , The World Wildlife Fund , whose logo is a giant panda, called the news a great moment for conservationists. The warning over climate change was echoed by the IUCN, who...

Helicopter rescue bid for 110 people stuck on Mont Blanc cable cars

Fournier further mentioned that the Italian authorities are helping in the rescue efforts. The rescue attempt is said to be dependent on the weather, particularly the wind conditions, but according to local media, 17 people have already been rescue...

Syria: Govt helicopters 'drop chlorine gas' on rebel-held areas in Aleppo

Images released by Aleppo Medical Centre showed victims, including several children, in severe distress while being treated for various injuries. It had accused the government of two suspected chlorine gas attacks last month. There was no immed...

Aleppo bombed as US and Russia plan Syria talks

Despite the nearing impasse, Obama said he is committed to continuing efforts. Since then, the bombardments have continued, including in the city of Aleppo - divided between rebels in the east and the government in the west - where the United Nations...

Turkey, US 'ready to invade IS capital' Raqqa

The army added that it used "Firtina" (storm) howitzers 10 times to hit four targets on the fifteenth day of Turkey's operation in Syria. A group of 292 Syrians went back to the Syrian town of Jarablus from Turkey on Wednesday, marking the first fo...

Mexico govt: Treasury minister resigns after Trump visit

Luis Carlos Ugalde, director general of Integralia Consultores, a consultancy, said Videgaray's resignation could be linked to the Trump visit. Algorri gave no reason for the resignation, but it came in the wake of Pena Nieto's widely criticized ...

ASEAN Summit to begin today in Vientiane

Retno said the President had also suggested to ASEAN leaders that they develop together an instrument to promote and protect the rights of migrant workers in the region, a necessary development for a people-centered ASEAN. India and ASEAN have 30 d...

Obama, Putin, agree to continue seeking deal on Syria

The pair also discussed Ukraine and Russia's cyber intrusions, the official said. HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: United States President Barack Obama talks to delegates after a group photo at the Hangzhou International Expo Center to the G20 S...

Obama vows to work to tighten sanction on North Korea

South Korea military officials have confirmed that North Korea fired three ballistic missiles from the areas around Hwanju County into the Sea of Japan. South Korean officials said the missile flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) before falling in...

Syrian army presses Aleppo campaign as rebels retrench

The State Department said Brett H. McGurk, the American envoy to the region, had visited Kurdish-led US-backed forces in northern Syria on Sunday and given assurances that USA support was still strong. But the hopes evaporated later in the day, with ...

Explosions continues to rocks Kabul, 3 terrorists killed

A major issue hampering rescue efforts was that the high level of security made the building hard to enter and clear. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the atrocity. Traffic was blocked in several parts of the city and schools were closed...

US, Russia talks on Syria to go into Monday; no deal yet

Obama and Putin were expected to meet Monday during a summit of the Group of 20 nations, while Secretary of State John Kerry planned to discuss with his Russian counterpart what Kerry described as "a couple of tough issues". "We will not have a solut...

Stanford rapist released before completing jail term

Eight days before Turners release , the court announced Persky would be reassigned from the criminal to the civil division, reportedly at his own request. Many held signs that said, "Don't legalize rape", "Protect Women Recall Persky", and "Stop Cou...

US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple in Afghanistan

A York County woman, who has been a captive of the Taliban since 2012, called on the United States in a video to put pressure on Afghanistan to halt executions of its Taliban prisoners. Coleman pleaded for US intervention, the newspaper said. The c...

'The Light Between Oceans,' starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander

The film is out on staggered release throughout September, October and November. FYI: Alicia is wearing Louis Vuitton. They decide to raise the child as their own, until they meet the child's real mother years later. Add in Oscar victor Rachel ...

Philippines explosion: 10 dead, 60 injured in Davao City market blast

Insp. Catherine dela Rey, said that EOD (explosive and ordnance division) teams were already in the area looking for pieces of evidence. Paolo Duterte said: "Let us pray for the victims of this unfortunate incident, especially for those who died".

Wildfire near Lytton, BC, forces evacuations, scorches five square kilometres

The South Spencer Road fire near Lytton is now about 30% contained. Birkner says there has been a mix of sun and cloud in the Lytton area this morning, but some precipitation is expected this afternoon. One outbuilding has already been lost to the ...

Putin: Russia Didn't Hack the DNC, But Lol

This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that voter-registration databases in IL and Arizona were breached by hackers with ties to the Russian state, adding to its earlier suggestion that Russia was behind the DNC hacks. Abe said he wanted...

Archbishop of Brazil condemns Dilma Rousseff impeachment

So far he's struggled in the almost four months he's served as interim president following Rousseff's May impeachment, which suspended her from office while a final trial was prepared. "Complying with the proposed spending cap would be extremely hard...

Libertarian presidential nominee woes Wisconsin voters

He was at 8 percent in the most recent poll . Around three-quarters of Wisconsinites didn't know enough about him to form an opinion. Johnson is at 10 percent in a secondary question contained in the Quinnipiac poll results. Johnson's 9-point-plus s...

UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton maintains 3.1-point lead over Donald Trump

Another writer stated that these are "half a vote" for Donald Trump . "And if you think drunken race auto driver isn't exactly what Americans want in a president, don't worry, because Giuliani thinks Trump has an advantage", Meyers continued, showin...

Commander: US Will Protect Itself From Iran in 'Arabian Gulf'

The incidents are the latest in a string of similar events stretching back to last week when four Iranian ships conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze while it was in global waters near the Strait of Hormuz. Votel referring to the Pe...

Will 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's protest of national anthem wind up mattering?

To clarify, I support Colin's motivation. NASCAR legend Tony Stewart just fired a huge shot at Colin Kaepernick - calling him a "dumbass" and an "idiot" over his National Anthem protest. I only wish Mr. Kaepernick could see the emotional and psycho...

Convicted rapist Brock Turner to be released after serving three months

Her pleas went unheeded by Judge Persky. "His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve". The announcement of Persky's move to civil cases comes two days after women's groups and social media users criticised ...

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Team Israel suffers first loss in World Baseball Classic

Israel is now 1-1 in the second round of the 16-team quadrennial tournament and 4-1 overall. Gregorius got his final RBI on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He has been used at DH fo...

Turkey-Netherlands row shows no sign of ebbing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the decision, saying the ban was reminiscent of Nazism and pledged to retaliate. "I understand they are angry, but this is of...

Chinese president to meet with Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to host his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort next month. However, a senior administration officia...

BJP scores massive victory in Uttar Pradesh; leaders thank PM Modi

It seems the voters turn on the Congress in places where Rahul spearheads the party's poll campaign. Many in the party feel the leadership is in a flux amid continued uncertainty o...

Akhilesh Yadav submits his resignation to UP Governor Ram Naik

While most Samajwadi Party leaders were having a bad day in the office, there was one man who stood tall. After months of power-struggle on January 1 with help of his uncle Prof Ra...

Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting Trump's initial travel ban order after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The reason for his hesitatio...

Donald Tusk re-elected as European Council head

Donald Tusk has done a good job. The 27 remaining European Union states are now preparing a joint declaration to mark later this month the 60th anniversary of a founding trea...

Trump taps Bush administration lawyer and Cruz friend as Solicitor General

Francisco now serves as the administration's acting solicitor general , the National Law Journal reports. Francisco is but one of many Jones Day partners to make his way in...

Turkey, Russia, and U.S. draw chart to oust IS out of Syria

Therefore, the US-led coalition stationed forces in Manbij to send a message to all forces to keep their focus on ISIS. Photos of McGurk's visit to Kobani surfaced on social media ...

Poachers Killed A Rhino At A Paris Zoo And Stole Its Horn

But the poachers appear to have been disturbed as his second - partially sawn - horn was left behind. Poachers broke into a French zoo and murdered a beloved white rhinoceros, ch...

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Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has written to Akhilesh Yadav asking why the chief minister has retained rape-accused minister Gayatri Prajapati in his cabinet. Raids have been con...

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said today he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone amid a row over rallies cancelled in Germany ahead of a vote ne...

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Hikind said he has spoken with the New York Police Department on scene, but officials with the cemetery said that there was no vandalism, and that perhaps the damage was caused by ...

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

However, government efforts to appease the militants seem to be working, and earlier this week, an official from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said that the country...

Trump to host Germany's Merkel at the White House

For her part, Merkel announced that the German contribution to the economic development of Tunisia will be increased by 15.8 million USA dollars. Germany is interested in creati...