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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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Henderson Land Buys Car Park Site in Hong Kong's Central for $3B

Benjamin Hung, CEO for Greater China & North Asia at Standard Chartered, said the "Bond Connect" would boost Hong Kong's role as a gateway between foreign investors and the Chinese...

Merkel's party snatches state from rivals in crushing election win

But the results marked a huge blow to Martin Schulz, who had generated a strong surge in support for the SPD when he took over the party in February. The state leader of the SDP ...

Sudan's President Invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump Meeting

The fact that Trump chose Saudi Arabia and Israel for his first overseas trip shows the importance of the region to him. Beyond the meeting with Saudi government officials, Trump...

Comey claimed Trump asked him to SHUT DOWN Flynn probe

According to the Times , Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong. "He is a good guy". Trump and Pence were in a briefing with "other se...

Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

On Monday, the Trump administration went back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the revised executive order on immigration. Judge Ronald Gould asked Wall. For the ...

Potentially Severe Storms Forecasted For Minnesota

Tuesday will be another warm and humid day with highs again in the upper 80s. The severe weather through midweek will be the start of another active weather pattern across the C...

SNL's Spicer Rides Podium to Trump Tower, Begs to Keep Job

She then proceeds to berate reporters asking about Trump's decision to fire Comey and whether it was related to the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between his campai...

China Pledges $124 Billion For New Silk Road As Champion Of Globalization

Since 1999, that figure has surpassed US$7.5 billion. The United States sent a diplomatic note warning to China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at the summit could affect...

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

A Lehigh professor urged the university to rescind Trump's degree too, but the school took no action. "The future belongs to the people who follow their heart, no matter what the...

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

The popularity of the names, as determined by Social Security Administration data, is based on approximately 4 million births in the USA for 2016. For boys, the top picks are No...

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US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

Gen. Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo at Thursday's Senate hearing. Coats appeared before the committee along with other intel...

IS Head in Afghanistan Abdul Hasib Reported Dead in a Raid

As part of a growing effort against the terror group, the Afghan Air Force has also recently geared strikes toward ISIS hideouts in Nazyan and Achin districts. "This successful joi...

President Trump: I Was Going to Fire James Comey 'Regardless of Recommendations'

Mr Comey, an Obama administration appointee, was leading the FBI's Russian Federation probe. "Regardless of [the] recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. Members ...

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

Even as Trump boldly predicted he would achieve peace where other presidents had failed, he stopped short of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to t...

Growth picking up in EBRD regions despite political uncertainty

Growth picking up in EBRD regions despite political uncertainty

After strong momentum in 2016, when economic growth rose to 2.8 percent, Serbia will have growth of 2.9 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2018, and the driver of growth will be dome...