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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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Forecast: Chilly Week Ahead With Some Rain

After the front passes Friday night , highs over next weekend will be back in the lower 70s! Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 30s. For Tuesday , skies will clear throug...

14 feared drowned in Andhra Pradesh boat mishap

The incident occurred at Ibrahimpatnam Ferry Ghat. More than 16 people were killed when the boat in which they were travelling capsized at Pavithra Sanghamam near Vijayawada. The...

President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

In this undated photo distributed on September 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un, center, celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermedi...

Xi Strongly Hopes to Develop China-S. Korea Relations

Moon congratulated Xi on the successful conclusion of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and his re-election as general secretary of the CPC Central C...

Humanitarian gesture: Pakistan allows wife to meet Kulbhushan Jhadav

Pakistan's foreign office in the national capital said it would allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife. A note verbale has been sent in this regard to the Indian High Commis...

Barack Obama Shows Up in Chicago for Jury Duty; Not Chosen

Did you know I was coming?" he asked one man who held a copy of Obama's "Dreams From My Father". But he was not picked to serve as a juror. As happens most days, would-be jurors br...

North Korea Warns 'Spiritually Instable' Trump Against Reckless Remarks

The US Defense Department sent the letter in response to a request from two members of Congress for details regarding "expected casualty assessments in a conflict with North Kor...

Investigators have enough evidence to charge Michael Flynn, son

Federal investigators are also reportedly looking into allegations Flynn attempted to sidestep the extradition process and send the Turkish cleric Fethullah G├╝len, a rival of Tur...

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanese PM to quit

Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world in his resignation statement earlier on Saturday. Hariri's resignation toppled a coalitio...

George Bush Sr dislikes Trump

Bush told Updegrove before the election, according to the book. His son, George W. Bush, didn't go as far as to vote for a Democrat but allegedly left the presidential ballot blank...

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Saudis destroy Houthi missile near Riyadh's Khaled airport

Saudis destroy Houthi missile near Riyadh's Khaled airport

Unconfirmed footage uploaded to Twitter appeared to show a volley of at least three missiles being fired from the ground at an undetermined location in Riyadh. The Saudi-led allian...

Penn study: Assaults increase after end of Daylight Saving Time

Penn study: Assaults increase after end of Daylight Saving Time

As a result of the time change, you will gain an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. Some clocks still need to be manually adjusted, some computer systems need additional monitorin...

Jared Kushner Turns Over Documents to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Jared Kushner Turns Over Documents to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday put Mr. Trump's approval rating at 38 percent - the lowest for the survey since February, when he was a month into his presiden...

What we know about the Thornton Walmart shooting

What we know about the Thornton Walmart shooting

Court records also show Ostrem filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2015. Thornton police said a nationwide extradition homicide warrant has been issued for the 47-year-old Ostrem. ...

Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia's UIuru

Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia's UIuru

It chose to close the rock to climbers from October 26, 2019 - 34 years to the day since it was handed back to its traditional owners, the Anangu people, the Northern Territory N...