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Royal tour includes visits to health, military and children services in Victoria

Organizing officials say there will be glimpses of the children, but the only official confirmed opportunities for the public to see them will be at the family's arrival and departure. "I know all British Columbians will extend a warm welcome to thei...

IS attack kills three Turkish soldiers in north Syria

On Saturday the USA and Russian Federation announced an agreement on Syria for a 10-day truce starting at sundown on Monday - coinciding with the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha. Forty days of fighting in Aleppo has killed almost 700 civilians, including...

North Korea: US push for sanctions over nuclear tests 'laughable'

State television in North Korea said the successful test meant the country could produce "a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power at will". Mr van Bohemen said the New Zealand government was seriously c...

Obama observes 9/11 moment of silence in Oval Office

The moment of silence was originally slotted to take place at 9:37 AM - the time at which the Pentagon was attacked on September 11 - but ended up taking place a few minutes early. The president's speech was preceded by more bellicose remarks from D...

Iranians protest exclusion from Haj

Worst of all were the fatwas issued by betrayer Saudi Muftis who serve as Al Saud's political slaves, once they said Saudi regime had not been responsible for the incident and the pilgrims were to blame, then at another time they claimed such tragedy...

Few options on table after nuke test

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Kim Jong Un "is spiraling out of control " and called the test "fanatic recklessness". "Such provocation will eventually hasten its path to self-destruction". "This is very clearly a serious effort at amassi...

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombings that killed 12 persons

One explosion came from a parked auto and the other was caused by an explosives-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber outside the Nakheel mall, a police colonel said. The shopping centre opened past year in the Iraqi capital's Palestine Street. ...

Fighting rages in Aleppo hours after Syrian peace deal

Razak, of the Nour al-Din al Zinki Brigades, part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) which is backed by the West, said they were studying the peace deal but feared it merely gave the Syrian army a chance to gather forces and pour more Iranian-backed milit...

Israel strikes Syria after projectile lands in Golan Heights

Golan belongs to Syria, and Israel's occupation of around 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the territory during the 1967 Six-Day War and its later annexation have never been recognized by the global community. Israel has sought to avoid ...

Obama Puts South China Sea Back on Agenda at Summit

Speaking at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders in Laos, the United States president said he recognised the matter raised tensions which he hoped could be eased. Peace and stability in the South China Sea were directly related to the prosperity a...

Turkey says 3 of its soldiers killed in IS attack

Turkey's intervention had the aim of driving IS forces back from its border and also halting the advance of Kurdish forces - some backed by the US. Washington says Turkish attacks on Kurdish-aligned militias damage a USA -backed coalition that is f...

US military logistics pact is anti-Muslim, says Hafiz Saeed

On Wednesday, Toner asserted that Pakistan must target all militant groups, including those that target its neighbours. Meanwhile, the Mumbai blasts mastermind Hafiz Saeed had opined that the recent agreement between the United States and India whi...

What to expect from this week's PlayStation Conference

We'll also be covering the PlayStation Meeting , so be sure to stay tuned to Shacknews to hear all of the news as Sony reveals it during its briefing. Boasting 1080p resolution won't be the gold standard much longer, as the PS4 Neo has been con...

Jeremy Corbyn says after-work drinks are 'sexist' and should be banned

Labour's parliamentary party has agreed to hold a vote on allowing its MPs to elect the shadow cabinet after it was told "we can't carry on as we are". The source quoted Betts as telling his fellow MPs: "We've got to find a way of working together, w...

Swinburne ranks as top 450 university in QS World University Rankings

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the list for the fifth consecutive year. The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top universities in the world. "We know what a significant part rankings play in the decisio...

600 marijuana plants found in CT daycare backyard

Officers from the West Haven police departments Street Crime Unit arrived and executed several search warrants of the property. It was then that police discovered around 600 plants, some up to three metres tall, and neighbours say they didn't suspe...

European Union calls for end to North Korean ballistic missile program

Monday's launch very well could have embarrassed North Korea's main ally, China, which has gone to great lengths to ensure the G20 summit goes smoothly in Hangzhou. However, from a long-term perspective, the deployment of THAAD will even break th...

Inside Story - Will Angela Merkel's party bounce back?

The three-year-old Alternative for Germany , or AfD, won 20.8 percent of votes in the election for the state legislature in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In this case, a colourful multi-party coalition that could even separate the CDU and the CSU...

Obama suffers the slings and arrows of a restive world

Russian Federation has backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the United States has worked with what it says are moderate opposition forces fighting against him. "I think we have reached mutual understanding", he told reporters, adding that the...

Five players that should be Eagles practice squad options

One of them was undrafted rookie wide receiver Paul Turner . The Eagles claimed those three players off waivers Sunday. Brooks, who's 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, was a third-round pick of the Ravens in 2014 out of Florida State. But the extra offensi...

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Drowning Family Saved by 80-Person Human Chain in Florida

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Russian Federation is threatening to expel dozens of U.S. diplomats

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is threatening "counter actions" against the United States over a pair of Russian diplomatic compounds seized by the United States past yea...

Another survey shows Republican support fading from higher education

The gap between how Republicans and Democrats view American education systems has grown even wider in recent years, a new study published Monday by the Pew Research Center rev...

Umbrella-sharing company reports almost 300000 stolen

Each lost umbrella reportedly costs the company 60 yuan, approximately 550 rupees, to replace. According to the South China Morning Post , company CEO Zhao Shuping said that t...

Cardinal Pell arrives in Australia to face sexual offence charges

The charges against him involve "multiple complainants", as the Victoria Police put it. Pell calls the accusations "relentless character assassination" and has vowed to clear his n...

Penn Station Construction Begins Today, Triggering Delays for Commuters

This was not known immediately, on Twitter New Jersey Transit . Train service reductions and schedule changes will force travelers from New Jersey and Long Island to find altern...

OH shooting: 1 dead, 8 wounded in ambush at gender reveal party

It was a typically "tranquil" summer Saturday in an OH neighborhood as people gathered at an afternoon gender-reveal party that stretched into the night in the Cincinnati area. ...

Besiktas beg Diego Costa to sign, before switching to Selena Gomez

Despite finishing the 2016/17 season as top scorer as Chelsea cruised to the Premier League title, Costa looked destined to leave Stamford Bridge after he was told in no uncertai...

Trump 'Absolutely' Still Wants Mexico To Pay For A Wall

In recent months, Donald Trump's antagonism toward Mexico seems to have taken a backseat to his many other feuds-with Germany, Mika Brzezinski , and CNN, among others-not to me...

Another bump in ties with US

American and Chinese officials agree that the two country's presidents spoke Sunday over the phone. According to the White House readout of the call, Trump brought up the threa...

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The White House Gender Pay Gap Is Worse Than The US Average

The White House Gender Pay Gap Is Worse Than The US Average

She's more than willing to tweet about closing the gender pay gap to build her personal brand, write with a straight face that she was "proud to work towards this goal alongsid...

Maryland AG issues statement on request for information on voters

Maryland AG issues statement on request for information on voters

The spokesman said the commission has data from every voter in all 46 counties, but that data does not contain information such as party ID and voting history. SC finally received...

Total Plows Into Iran, Leaving Shell, BP on Sidelines

Total signed a preliminary deal with Iran in November as the lead partner alongside China National Petroleum Corporation ( CNPC ) and Iran's Petropars . Negotiations between Tehr...

No state budget after shutdown's first day

No state budget after shutdown's first day

Christie is demanding that the $34.7 billion state budget include a provision requiring that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield spend some of its reserve fund on public health initiati...

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrest suspect in case of missing Chinese scholar

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrest suspect in case of missing Chinese scholar

The 28-year-old IL man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois' highly competitive physic...