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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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Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports

It appears the end is near for Bon-Ton. The Bon-Ton's parent company, which has corporate offices in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, operates more than 250 stores under several namep...

Narendra Modi Sweden visit: 10 things on PM's agenda

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven. After attending an Indian community event here late on Tuesday night, Modi will depart for London on ...

Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation Monday

Idsinga says Kanagaratnam's remains were found at a home McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business. He was not on file as missing in Canada. McArthur was arrested in Ja...

United States bans sales to Chinese phone-maker ZTE

Stephen Hadley, national security adviser under President George W. Bush, on President Trump's decision to block Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm , the president's push for a wall ...

Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

United States Vice President Michael Pence on Saturday said that Russian Federation is "on the wrong side of the war" while referring to recent strikes on Syria by the U.S. This w...

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

Al-Jaafari was quoted by SANA news agency as saying that the Syrian government was ready to facilitate the teams' entry into any point in Douma, Eastern Ghouta's largest town. But ...

Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, which created a conflict between federal and state law. "Since the ca...

Zuckerberg testimony tells us nothing new about privacy

And the tech illiteracy of numerous senators hampered the efficacy of much of the questioning , with Zuckerberg at times having to explain basic features of the social network...

Watch Yankees vs. Red Sox

Tyler Austin slid into second base hard on a force out causing the benches to clear, but nothing happened as the players just conversed on the diamond. Austin carried over the ...

Donald Trump eyeing return to TPP tade pact: US Senators

Lawmakers at a White House meeting on trade say that President Trump is eyeing a re-entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership after making the United States' exit from the trade...

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Syria braces for possible U.S. attack, calls it 'reckless'

Syria braces for possible U.S. attack, calls it 'reckless'

Trump had tweeted earlier that Russian Federation shouldn't be allied with a "Gas Killing Animal", a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose regime is accused of killi...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull racks up 30th Newspoll loss

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull racks up 30th Newspoll loss

When he toppled former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2015, Mr Turnbull justified the move by noting that Mr Abbott had trailed the Labor opposition party in 30 consecutive New...

Saudi air defence forces intercept missile over Najran - statement

Saudi air defence forces intercept missile over Najran - statement

Saudi Air Forces announced Wednesday the interception of two missiles fired from Yemen, including one towards Riyadh, Al Arabiya local news reported. "The missile force carried...

Real Madrid defend big lead in Champions League

Who would have told a young Buffon that he might end his Champions League career at the Bernabeu?" To do this, we will be playing a tight game and hope to do the impossible. "We ...

Educators remain solid in resolve during day 7 of Oklahoma teacher walkout

Educators remain solid in resolve during day 7 of Oklahoma teacher walkout

Teachers went on strike last week after lawmakers passed a funding package that offered only about $50 million for schools, where students have grappled with outdated, crumbling ...