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Taiwan quake: Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts

The shallow, magnitude-6.4 quake that struck late Tuesday night caused at least four buildings in worst-hit Hualien county to cave in and tilt dangerously. Taiwan's location along one of the many seismic faults that encircles the Pacific Ocean means...

Rajnath speaks to JK Police chief on Jammu attack

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly that Subedar Madanlal Chowdhary and Subedar Mohammed Ashraf Mir were killed in the attack by a group of militants. Para commandos were airlifted from the army...

NASA is keeping tabs on Elon Musk's Tesla roadster

Don't panic, indeed. With any luck, they'll be so charmed they won't destroy humanity to build an intergalactic freeway bypass. Reference: Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world , with the ability to lift into orbit ...

Amid political row, Centre releases Rs 1269 crore for Andhra Pradesh

However, the TDP chose to keep its alliance with the BJP but said that it will raise its concerns on issues related to Andhra Pradesh with the Centre. "It's only under PM Narendra Modi the kind of support that Andhra Pradesh deserves, has been give...

South Korean president meets North Korean delegation

The march of athletes from the world's many nations saw them girded against a frigid Korean night with temperatures that dipped below freezing and biting winds. A top North Korean official seemed to rule out a potential meeting with US officials in...

Philippines president kills helicopter deal

MANILA, Philippines - (UPDATE - 12:12 p.m.) The Armed Forces of the Philippines said the Bell 412EPI helicopters supposed to be purchased from Canada are "not an offensive platform and not armed as such". "U.S., because of its too much imposition, bu...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders Filipinos back from Kuwait

Bello said the body of Dimapilis was found in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait where she worked for a Lebanese and his Syrian wife who fled the kingdom in 2016 after the husband was accused of faking checks. Kuwait is a top destination for Filipino w...

Hundreds rally in Winnipeg after Colten Boushie verdict

The Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC) issued a news release Friday night calling for an immediate inquiry into a "number of injustices during this trial including problems with jury selection, the prosecution and trial processes". Cameron noted...

Wet weekend ahead; flood watch issued for part of state

Minor flooding will be possible through tonight , with a chance of isolated flash flooding on Sunday. Right now raw data showers we could receive between 1 to 3 inches of rainfall this weekend alone. But we're still mostly in the "getting-out-drynes...

Israel carries out 'large-scale attack' in Syria after jet shot down

The Israeli military claimed that it had attacked positions inside Syrian territory after it intercepted a drone launched from Syria on Saturday. The attack is the second within three days, as the Israelis launched missile attack from warplanes...

Hong Kong bus crash: 18 killed as passengers claim driver was speeding

It was not immediately known what caused the incident. A No. 872 bus lost control and toppled on Tai Po Road Saturday evening, local radio RTHK reported. The Tai Po-bound bus was carrying spectators and workers from Shatin racecourse when the accid...

Sweden's Kalla takes Games' first gold, Bjoergen makes history

Women's cross-country 7.5/7.5km skiathlon gold medalist Charlotte Kalla , of Sweden, center, applauds as silver medalist Marit Bjoergen , of Norway, reacts during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea, Sa...

Moon dismisses Abe's call to resume US-S. Korea drills

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , speaking before leaving for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, said on Friday he wanted to convey to the world that cooperation among the United States, Japan and South Korea on the North Korean threat remained fir...

DOJ No. 3 Stepping Down

Trump may fire or ask Rosenstein to resign. Last week, Trump approved the release of the memo that the Democrats called a shameful act to discredit the Department Of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Special Counsel Mueller's ...

Indian and British journalists arrested in Maldives for working against 'Immigration Act'

The latest stage of the crisis began when the Supreme Court on February 1 unexpectedly reversed its own previous rulings. Male , which has seen several political crises since the ouster of its first democratically-elected president Mohamed Nashee...

WhatsApp testing beta version of UPI-based payment feature on select devices

A year ago in April, a Reuters report had said the company listed out a vacancy looking for a "digital transactions lead for the country" who understands India's UPI and BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money), a UPI-based payments app by the gover...

Narendra Modi attacks Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury with Ramayana remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi likened senior Congress M.P. Renkua Chaudhary to the wily Mantra in epic Ramayana without saying it directly as the M.P. Late on Thursday night, Rijiju tweeted: "Renukaji, I fail to comprehend in which way did I insul...

Oxfam Staff Allegedly Paid For Orgies With Haiti Earthquake Survivors

Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (Oxfam) is under pressure from the Charity Commission after The Times of London uncovered that senior aid staff had paid for "full-on Caligula orgies" with survivors of the 2010 natural disaster in Haiti .

Last of notorious IS gang who killed Salford aid worker captured

Bethany Haines, whose father David, a British aid worker, was one of at least 27 hostages beheaded by the cell, said that she wanted the men to "die a long, slow, painful death" but accepted they should instead be put on trial. Emwazi died in a US ai...

Modi embarks on 4-day West Asia visit

Modi's visit to Palestine would be his first, though the he has met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on three previous occasions. The visit is also aimed at deepening the bilateral agenda, including cooperation in areas of health, IT, tourism, ...

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Polls open in Kentucky primary

Are schools open on Election Day? Now that the primary is over, Stankiewicz said he's gotten numerous complaints about how the election was run, including some from elected offi...

Farm Bill fails in House of Representatives

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) responded, "Some of the best mothers in the world are poor mothers and some of the worst mothers in the world are rich mothers". I have a clear bias to...

Trump to press South Korea's Moon before summit with North

Last week , Trump said Xi "could be influencing" Kim to take a harder line with the USA after North Korea threatened to walk away from the summit. "We believe there is a 99.9 pe...

Syria war: Army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS

Syrian government forces have regained full control of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee in southern Damascus , the Al-Masdar news outlet reported on Monday. ISIS had controlle...

Haspel: CIA 'a National Treasure,' Will 'Forge Ahead with Determination'

President Donald Trump made a rare visit to CIA headquarters on Monday to deliver remarks at incoming director Gina Haspel's swearing-in ceremony and expressed his optimism for...

American Idol finalists prepare for star-studded finale

Series host Ryan Seacrest was pleased with the way the inaugural season of the ABC series turned out, but revealed he would change one large aspect of the show. Did American ge...

Cougar kills 1 mountain biker, injures 2nd near Seattle

Alan Myers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. SJ Brooks, 32, was killed and Isaac Sederbaum, 31, was seriously injured by the mountain lion on Sunday. According t...

Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

LeBron James scored 44 points on 17-of-28 shooting to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 111-102 victory over the visiting Boston Celtics to even the Eastern Conference finals ...

Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over 'hit job' Russian Federation probe

Rep. Devin Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter and head of the House intelligence committee, has been demanding information on an FBI source in the Russian Federation investigation. ...

Video shows lava spewing from Kilauea volcano

Hawaii residents dealing with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new challenge on Sunday as lava that reached the Pacific Ocean threatened to send up laze , a ...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Says He's Running For Re-Election

Sen. Bernie Sanders Says He's Running For Re-Election

According to the campaign, Sanders' name will appear on the Democratic primary ballot. He says he's very proud to have represented Vermont for two terms in the U.S. In the past...

Win Awesome Solo: A Star Wars Story Merch!

Win Awesome Solo: A Star Wars Story Merch!

I didn't think that was that weird. "How can you not be pansexual in space?" he said. "There's a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee's [portrayal of Lando's] sexuality". "And, to ...

Trump tightens Venezuela financial sanctions after 'sham' vote

Trump tightens Venezuela financial sanctions after 'sham' vote

Meanwhile, a number of countries said they would not recognize the election results. The United States and the European Union have also expressed concern. Mr. Maduro attributes t...

Kentucky Derby victor Justify captures Preakness

Kentucky Derby victor Justify captures Preakness

Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday's second race in a field of eight horses. Baffert has never lost t...

US Warns Of Sanctions Risk To Germany-Russia Gas Pipeline

US Warns Of Sanctions Risk To Germany-Russia Gas Pipeline

A consortium of western companies and Russia's Gazprom said this week it was starting preparatory work off Germany's Baltic coast. "Does he agree that there appears to be no ...

EU TO Defend Firms Against US Iran Sanctions - Macron

EU TO Defend Firms Against US Iran Sanctions - Macron

The European Union and Iran have launched a vigorous campaign to safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal that the USA has recently ditched by trying to keep Iran's oil and investment flow...

Soldier killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

Soldier killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu

The slain officer was identified as a 28-year-old constable Sitaram Upadhyaya of 192 Battalion. In total, six persons, including a BSF officer, were injured in the firing. On Tue...

China, Signaling Thaw With US Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal

China, Signaling Thaw With US Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal

In addition, Toshiba will retain a 40 per cent stake and, together with technology firm Hoya, will ensure that Japanese companies retain a controlling stake of just over 50 per cen...

Christine and Frank Lampard expecting their first baby

Christine and Frank Lampard expecting their first baby

I'm actually 21 weeks, about four and a bit months. Frank posted a picture on Instagram with Christine, his two daughters and dog with the caption: We have some exciting news we ...