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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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Saudi Arabia Pledges $1.5 Billion to Help Rebuild Iraq

It was also unclear how much of the $30 billion represented loans. "Iraq is required today to start a comprehensive reconstruction of the infrastructure and facilities that were ...

Donald Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Meal Kits

Current USDA requirements say that able-bodied adults without children can only get three months of food stamps in three years unless they work or participate in a job training...

West Ham move further from EPL drop zone with Watford win

The win moved the Hornets up to 11th in the table with 30 points. West Ham United manager David Moyes praises striker Marko Arnautovic for his performance against Watford ...

Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away

Her daughters were kidnapped and assaulted in 2008. "Despite our differences I always respected her for her fight for human rights and for standing up for her convictions", forme...

Westerville, Ohio officers killed in shooting

Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said Joering died on the scene, ...

Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

The 2018 elections were originally scheduled to take place in December, but the ruling socialist party is eager to hold the elections as soon as possible, sensing its current advan...

Justice official quits amid Trump attacks

Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her "a lawyer's lawyer". Brand was confirmed by the Senate on May 22 following a Judiciary Committee hearing alongs...

Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea's 'world class military power'

North Korean military parades typically feature thousands of goose-stepping troops and hundreds of armoured vehicles, culminating with missiles rolling through Kim Il Sung Square -...

One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family. "They notified radio and a Locust Grove city police officer came to be...

Suspect In NFL Player's Death Has Bay Area DUI, Was Deported Twice

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

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Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Netanyahu faces two corruption charges. Ynet reported that police are split on whether they have evidence to bring charges against Netanyahu on that that case. The law says t...

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Prices felt the blow of these revised projections and will likely continue to feel it for a few more days. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude declined 66 cents to $64.79, after...

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Alabama also lost two commits to flips, as Quay Walker ended up choosing Georgia and Bobby Brown chose Texas A&M. Alabama's 19-player class finished the year ranked No. Enterin...

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fred - the United States student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention - to the opening ceremony late...

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Nassar was sentenced last month in Michigan's Ingham County to sexually abusing female athletes under the guise of medical treatment, and will receive a further sentence on Mon...