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NBC has best ratings night for Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Through Tuesday, viewers streamed 883 million live minutes of the Olympics, blowing past the 818 million minutes of live video streamed for the entire 2012 London Olympics. The averages for 8 to 11 p.m.: NBC with 33.6 million, CBS with 4.3 million,...

Russia's Putin meets top brass to discuss security in Crimea

The Federal Security Service said that it had conducted "operational search activities" on Saturday night in the town of Armyansk, which is located in Crimea, leading to the discovery of a " group of saboteurs". "The attempts to break through were a...

NATO says Turkey's membership not in question after failed coup

Putin also announced a mid-term cooperation program that spans the year 2016 to 2019, and also intergovernmental commissions of the two countries would resume contacts. Turkey has demanded the US extradite Islamic leader Fethullah Gulen, now living i...

Froome chasing time trial gold in Rio after Tour triumph

It comes just weeks after he won the Tour de France for a third time. "I was really chuffed to get bronze four years ago", Froome said. Thomas believes that he falls into a group of riders who can also challenge for a medal, including Rohan D...

Turkish admiral seeks asylum in U.S. after 'recall' to Ankara

Turkey is pressing the United States to extradite US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of orchestrating the coup attempt, and has expressed frustration at its slow response. An article on NATO's website listed Ugurlu as the ass...

Lawyers in Pakistan boycott courts after bombing

Schools and markets are also closed in Quetta in protest over the attack, which was claimed by a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militant group. Survivors described scenes of panic as the blast ripped through the e...

Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

Latest satellite images show that China appears to be building reinforced aircraft hangars on its reclaimed islands in the South China Sea, a United States think tank report showed. On Sunday Tokyo separately protested to Beijing after two Chin...

Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying

Amiri's disappearance came amid a concerted Western effort to thwart Iran's nuclear program under the government of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A judiciary spokesman was quoted as telling the Mizan Online news site that the scientist, Sh...

Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics

The move to ban the entire Russian Paralympics team stands in stark contrast to the International Olympic Committee's ruling to allow each sport to make a decision over whether to allow Russians to compete. The complete corruption of the anti-doping ...

Japan marks 71 {+s} {+t} anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

At the same ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also said he was determined to work toward a world without nuclear weapons. The mayor quoted part of President Obama's speech in his May visit to Hiroshima in which he said that nations, ...

Pence breaks position with Trump to endorse Paul Ryan

Instead, he turned to familiar themes, faulting USA trade deals, the news media, and opposition to water-boarding terror suspects, a policy change he said disadvantages the United States in its fight against terrorists. He didn't mention the spat wit...

India's Modi Picks New Leader to Stabilize Home State

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that she had set an example for many across the country. She turns 75 this November. Post meeting, while Nitin Patel tried hard not to appear visibly upset, the outgoing CM Anandiben Patel seemed miffe...

Terrorist for one nation can't be martyr for another: Rajnath

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan , criticising India and Indian minister's stance in Saarc ministerial meet, has said that fight for freedom and terrorism are two different ideologies, reported Thursday. Also, New Delhi urged all SAARC na...

Olympics: Russian weightlifters banned

The IOC has taken fierce criticism for not ordering a blanket ban on Russian Federation after an independent report said there was state-organised doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. "I can see that every morning doping agents come and take the...

Nitish Kumar Phones Finance Minister Jaitley With Special Offer For GST

Once the bill comes into force it would drastically transform the $2tn (£1.5tn) economy by reducing costs for shipping goods from one state to another. While the opposition is demanding for capping the interest rate at 18 per cent. Talking to repor...

Packers' Aaron Rodgers looking forward to watching Favre

I mean, it was fun. I don't think I've ever had that many at an actual game. Not only did Favre play until he was 41 years old, but he put together some superb numbers, including a 186-112 career record, while completely 45 game-winning drives and ...

South China Sea: Beijing to prosecute 'trespassers'

China says it is well within its rights to build the islands, complete with airstrips and harbours, and rejected an global arbitration panel's ruling last month that invalidated Beijing's claim to virtually the entire strategic water body.

CT officials monitoring Zika situation in Florida

Governor Rick Scott asked for help Friday after announcing four people in Florida are infected with the Zika virus after being bitten by mosquitoes in their area. In Puerto Rico, over 4,500 cases of the virus, virtually all contracted through mosqu...

Trump Says He Is Taking The Gloves Off Against Clinton

He was asked by Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren about the historic nature of the Clinton candidacy on Wednesday night, and he declined to give her any credit. Critics have said the ever-present "lock her up" chant at Trump rallies and the Republic...

Hot air balloon crash kills at least 16 people in Texas

People who buy plane tickets have their names on record, while people can just walk up, buy a ticket to ride on a hot air balloon, and not have their names recorded. It is not clear whether anyone was injured or killed when the balloon came down in ...

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Kaspersky Banned: Federal Agencies Ditch Russian Cybersecurity Firm Over Spying Concerns

Law360, Nashville (September 13, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ordered federal agencies Wednesday to stop using Kaspersky Lab software and services ...

Mass Evacuations in Russian Cities Continue After Bomb Threats

Since September 11 dozens of schools, universities, malls, railway stations, airports and government offices have been evacuated and inspected by law enforcement in big cities all ...

NHC: Hurricane Jose not a concern to the US

This past weekend, Irma , a devastating Category 4 hurricane, swept up over the Florida Keys and then up Florida's Gulf Coast, becoming the third of this season's four catastrophi...

Family of 3 Die After Falling Into Italian Volcano

Authorities said they believe the child fainted because of the gas fumes before falling into the crater. A 7-year-old boy is the sole surviving member of a family that was wiped ...

Beaufort Islands under mandatory evacuation

As Irma approaches the region, its large swells, storm surge and high tides may cause water along the coast to rise 6 feet above ground level near Charleston, which Dixon said coul...

Maldivian government expresses condolences over Mexican natural disaster

Mexican authorities said at least 60 people were confirmed dead, including many in the state of Oaxaca along the Pacific coast. The Interior Department reported that 428 homes we...

Putin Says North Korea Crisis Can Be Solved By Diplomatic Means

He said they shared the view that the North's nuclear issue should be resolved quickly to realize the "infinite potentials" of the Korean Peninsula and the Far East region. "If we ...

Trump pitches tax reform in North Dakota

Americans must call on Congress to strongly oppose Trump's tax and budget plan, which is nothing more than a $5 trillion tax giveaway paid for by cuts to Social Security, Medicare,...

Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez 'sold his office' for ritzy trips

Prosecutors accuse him of soliciting and accepting free trips on Salomon Melgen's private jet to luxurious resorts in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, hundreds of thousands of...

Pakistan owns up to terror; Didi vs saffron parivar; more

This comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last month said there has to be a political settlement in Afghanistan and that US President Donald Trump's new war str...

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Canadian dollar jumps as Bank of Canada lifts benchmark rate 25bps

Canadian dollar jumps as Bank of Canada lifts benchmark rate 25bps

Furthermore, the central bank said it would pay " close attention" to how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, given households have accumulated record levels of debt. ...

Commissioner Tasks Super Eagles On Standard

Commissioner Tasks Super Eagles On Standard

The Eagles are aiming to become the first team to complete a double over Cameroon in a World Cup qualification round with victory on Monday night. More work lie ahead for the ...

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week, causing alarm across the world and deep reflection from North Korea's neighbours on whether they are prepared to c...

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

President Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged areas in Texas over the weekend, expressing hope for speedy congressional action on Harvey aid. The United States is scheduled to r...

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes the deployment of 1500 National Guardsmen to Texas

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes the deployment of 1500 National Guardsmen to Texas

Cloud are being deployed to Texas to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Indiana National Guard will lend its help to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. ...