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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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Kaspersky Banned: Federal Agencies Ditch Russian Cybersecurity Firm Over Spying Concerns

Law360, Nashville (September 13, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ordered federal agencies Wednesday to stop using Kaspersky Lab software and services ...

Mass Evacuations in Russian Cities Continue After Bomb Threats

Since September 11 dozens of schools, universities, malls, railway stations, airports and government offices have been evacuated and inspected by law enforcement in big cities all ...

NHC: Hurricane Jose not a concern to the US

This past weekend, Irma , a devastating Category 4 hurricane, swept up over the Florida Keys and then up Florida's Gulf Coast, becoming the third of this season's four catastrophi...

Family of 3 Die After Falling Into Italian Volcano

Authorities said they believe the child fainted because of the gas fumes before falling into the crater. A 7-year-old boy is the sole surviving member of a family that was wiped ...

Beaufort Islands under mandatory evacuation

As Irma approaches the region, its large swells, storm surge and high tides may cause water along the coast to rise 6 feet above ground level near Charleston, which Dixon said coul...

Maldivian government expresses condolences over Mexican natural disaster

Mexican authorities said at least 60 people were confirmed dead, including many in the state of Oaxaca along the Pacific coast. The Interior Department reported that 428 homes we...

Putin Says North Korea Crisis Can Be Solved By Diplomatic Means

He said they shared the view that the North's nuclear issue should be resolved quickly to realize the "infinite potentials" of the Korean Peninsula and the Far East region. "If we ...

Trump pitches tax reform in North Dakota

Americans must call on Congress to strongly oppose Trump's tax and budget plan, which is nothing more than a $5 trillion tax giveaway paid for by cuts to Social Security, Medicare,...

Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez 'sold his office' for ritzy trips

Prosecutors accuse him of soliciting and accepting free trips on Salomon Melgen's private jet to luxurious resorts in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, hundreds of thousands of...

Pakistan owns up to terror; Didi vs saffron parivar; more

This comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last month said there has to be a political settlement in Afghanistan and that US President Donald Trump's new war str...

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Canadian dollar jumps as Bank of Canada lifts benchmark rate 25bps

Canadian dollar jumps as Bank of Canada lifts benchmark rate 25bps

Furthermore, the central bank said it would pay " close attention" to how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, given households have accumulated record levels of debt. ...

Commissioner Tasks Super Eagles On Standard

Commissioner Tasks Super Eagles On Standard

The Eagles are aiming to become the first team to complete a double over Cameroon in a World Cup qualification round with victory on Monday night. More work lie ahead for the ...

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week, causing alarm across the world and deep reflection from North Korea's neighbours on whether they are prepared to c...

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

President Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged areas in Texas over the weekend, expressing hope for speedy congressional action on Harvey aid. The United States is scheduled to r...

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes the deployment of 1500 National Guardsmen to Texas

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes the deployment of 1500 National Guardsmen to Texas

Cloud are being deployed to Texas to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Indiana National Guard will lend its help to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. ...