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Iraqi PM orders withdrawal of militias from Kirkuk

The Kurds' long-time big power ally, the United States, also opposed the vote. Kurdish troops had left Khanaqin, near the border with Iran , on Tuesday to av...


Conn. Joins $120M Settlement with General Motors over Defective Ignition Switch

MI will be getting more than $4.2 million from General Motors as part of a multi-state settlement over faulty ignition switches. The states alleged that the...


New Polestar 1 could be sold for up to £134000

Volvo's performance road auto brand Polestar just unveiled its first vehicle: a two-door, four-seat electric hybrid. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine kicks i...


Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports

The congressman's withdrawal comes after a joint CBS "60 Minutes" and Washington Post report revealed that Marino took almost $100,000 from the pharmaceutic...


Minnesotans get another year to use old IDs for flights

Members of Montana's congressional delegation have introduced legislation seeking to overturn the REAL ID Act . The waiver granted by the U.S. Department of ...


Donald Trump drops 92 places in the Forbes rich list

Throw in another $25 million to settle that degree-mill lawsuit and Forbes thinks the president's about $1.5 billion lighter than he was when he launched his...


Thousands of New Rohingya Refugees Have Arrived in Bangladesh Since Oct. 15

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said almost 300 Rohingya villages have been torched in Myanmar since the current spate of violence began in late August....


USA stand shoulder to shoulder against terrorism

Tillerson made the remark in a speech at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank. Speaking about peace and stability in South...


Raila speaks after Chebukati expressed doubt on a credible repeat election

Ms. Akombe said was distressed over the decision to leave the IEBC because "the commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election". "...


Six policemen killed, 24 injured in blast in Pakistan

The nature of blast is yet to be ascertained. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti told the media that fight against terrorism will continue despite the...


Mexico and Canada Reject US NAFTA Demands

Under the sunset clause , the agreement would expire every five years unless all three nations agree to sign on for five more . "Because of its complex supply...


'Nuclear war may break out any moment' - North Korea

The problem seems to be that no one has a coherent strategy to deal with the threat that would be posed by a North Korea with nuclear weapons. He said: " ...


United States indicts Chinese nationals for importing opioids

As the media advisory noted, "On Sept. 7, Xiaobing Yan, 40, of China, was indicted in the Southern District of MS on two counts of conspiracy to manufacture and...


Trump Says Obama Never Called the Families of Dead Soldiers

I like to call when it's appropriate". White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back against nearly universal condemnation of President Dona...


Last Sri Lanka T20I to be played in Lahore, reiterates Sethi

The board announced Monday that it would go ahead with the tour and "confirmed its commitment to play the third T20" in Lahore after assessments by government...


Donald Trump said Mike Pence wanted to 'hang all the gays'

If Trump's own public words weren't enough to sway these voters (remember two Corinthians?), then reports of him belittling a legitimately evangelical man cer...


Passengers panic as AirAsia flight plunges over 6000m in mid-air scare

Once they landed safely, some of the passengers spoke to the media about their horrifying experience. AirAsia said in a statement that engineers are now a...


Asaduddin Owaisi hits out at BJP for Taj Mahal remark

Can Modi and Yogi tell domestic and foreign tourist not to visit Taj Mahal?" According to a Scroll.in report, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, the state minister in c...


India beat Pakistan to top Pool A in Asia Cup hockey

India will now move into the second round of Super 4s where the top teams from both the pool will play in the round-robin format before the knockouts. Pakistan ...


Jacob Zuma conferred with Chieftaincy Title in Imo

On Sunday, Zuma said in a speech in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, that the violence between Nigerians and South Africans must come to an end. Former aviat...


Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage

The ruling came in a case involving emails stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland. The law authorizes search warrants when there is probable cause that the ema...


In Austria are early parliamentary elections

AfD finished third and made parliament for the first time. It's still unclear which party will finish second with both the Freedom Party and the Social Democrat...


Kurds, Iraqi forces in stand-off in Kirkuk

Kirkuk, a city of more than a million people, is outside the KRG territory, but Peshmerga forces have been stationed in the city since 2014, when Iraqi security...


Unity deal offers hope for Palestinians

Hamas seized control of Gaza from Abbas's Fatah in a violent coup in 2007. Al-Hayyah has just come back from Egypt after Hamas signed an Egyptian-brokered...


Hertha Berlin 'take a knee' before game in solidarity with National Football League players

All 11 of Hertha Berlin's starting players kneeled with their arms linked near the center circle before their Bundesliga game against Schalke in Berlin's Ol...


Brexit: UK and European Union 'move heaven and earth' to protect NI

Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union have not made "massive steps forward", according to the EU's chief negotiator. The issue of a financial ...


Senator Susan Collins Won't Run for Governor of Maine

McConnell and Collins are Republicans who have fallen on different sides of recent debates about the government's involvement in health care. Collins spent mu...


Cong wins 73; NCP, MIM draw blank in Nanded civic polls

The BJP has 82 corporators (technically 83, but one of its sitting corporators died) and has support of two independents. The three regional parties, Shiv Sena,...


PM Modi, Amit Shah meet to finalise candidates for Himachal Pradesh poll

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) polit bureau termed the EC announcement unusual. The EC on Thursday announced the poll schedule for Himachal Pradesh wh...


Three killed in skydiving accident at Mission Beach, Queensland

The bodies of a tandem skydiving pair were found nearby a short time later. Two men in their thirties and a woman in her forties were pronounced dead at the s...


Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season

At this time in the hurricane season, conditions usually begin to become unfavorable for storms to develop, but some meteorologists are saying this year is diff...


Sex with wife under 18 is rape

However the age of consent in the country is still 18 and marital rape isn't an offence, so married couples over 18 can not press rape charges on their spouse, ...


Liberia heads to the polls in high-stakes presidential race

Other top presidential candidates include longtime opposition figure Charles Brumskine who heads the Liberty Party (LP) as well as former Coca-Cola executive Al...


Trump to announce Iran nuke deal decision 'very shortly'

Iran has always insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and denies it has aimed to build an atomic bomb. Second, Trump could call for great...


Hamas Says Deal Reached in Palestinian Reconciliation

In 2014 a deal was struck, however Hamas reneged on the agreement and continued to rule over Gaza. Details of the deal will be made public at a news conference ...


Google uncovers Russia-linked ad campaigns aimed at manipulating United States election

Lawmakers have summoned Facebook , Twitter and Google for public hearings on the matter. Google admitted on Monday it had found evidence that Russian opera...


Alibaba unveils 3-year $15bn technology investment plan

According to Alibaba's Chief Technology Officer Jeff Zhang, "The Alibaba DAMO Academy will be at the forefront of developing next-generation technology that...


Trump Has a New Nickname for His New Enemy

He started off by telling reporters that several advisors and aides to President Trump were a stabilizing force in the White House and were keeping the US from ...


United States bombers overfly Korean peninsula in show of force

Rep. Lee Cheol-hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic Party, cited unidentified defense officials as saying the hackers stole the plans past year, accordin...


Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Weinstein accusations

Clinton's communications director, Nick Merrill, tweeted out a short statement from the former presidential candidate, for whom Weinstein, a major Democratic do...


In Syria, the crashed Russian su-24, the crew perished

Technical failure could be the reason of the accident, the Ministry added. Russian Federation has staged air strikes in Syria in support of the regime of Bash...


Six Reasons Why Raila Bowed Out of the Presidential Race

In a party statement, Odinga's National Super Alliance said that Jubilee had "no intention of competing on a level playing field" and slammed the IEBC. It was...


USA to sell $15 bln THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia

The Russian system's radar is considered especially risky to USA forces because it can spot a fourth-generation fighter - like Lockheed's F-16 or Boeing 's ( ...


Depression in Bay of Bengal, more rains to drench Odisha

The sea condition would be moderate to rough along the coast, the MeT office said cautioning fishermen not to venture into the sea. As per police sources, a p...


In new book, Ivana Trump writes of contentment

And the other one is First Lady". " Raising Trump " is set to be published next week. "Maybe in fifteen years, she could run for president?" Assistant to ...


Contacts with Riyadh over S-400 supplies have good preliminary result

US military sales to Saudi Arabia have come under increased scrutiny over the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen and the situation with Qatar. According to ...


Wilton Speight likely out for season

This upcoming weekend will be a big one for the Big 12, with multiple games deciding how the conference will play out this season. The final score of that game ...


Irma's Death Toll Up To 69 In Florida

Eight residents would be dead by the end of the day, and four more would die in the weeks that followed. Cecilia Franco, 90, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, becomin...


Trump administration to roll back Obama clean power rule

The move is seen as a major victory for the coal industry. The plan was also an integral part of the commitment USA officials made as part of the 2015 Paris...


Rallies in Support of Spanish Unity Continue in Barcelona

The latest crisis has raised fears of unrest in Catalonia , a north-eastern region about the size of Belgium that is home to 7.5 million people and accounts fo...