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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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Another Gold-Medal Gymnast Sues Team Dr. Nassar Over Abuse

Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in January, and he was then sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison in February on multiple counts of sexual abuse against girl...

Sean Hannity Is Also A Client Of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen

Later, he tweeted again to make it very clear Cohen never represented him in "any matter between me and a third-party". This is now officially an all-hands-on-deck effort to tota...

Died former first lady of the USA Barbara Bush

In the same conversation, she said she didn't fear death for herself or "my precious George". She struggled with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in her final years. U....

Former first lady Barbara Bush enjoyed her trips to Tulsa

Bush - and to Mr Jeb Bush , a former Florida governor and one-time presidential aspirant. The friend introduced him to Barbara Pierce, a publisher's daughter from Rye who was goi...

US, UK issue joint warning on Russian hackers

In a first-of-its-kind joint statement , released on Tuesday, the officials said they had "high confidence" that Russian state-sponsored cyber actors "are using compromised rout...

Syria strikes spark opposition in the West

Nor is there any indication that the strikes will deter the regime of President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons against civilians again. The hawkish US ambassador to...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...