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Middle East Kurdish-led forces encircle Raqqa city, tighten noose on IS

Now, ISIS is losing its grip - besieged by USA coalition airstrikes and America's allies on the ground, a rag-tag army known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. Zeid, a prince from neighboring Jordan, also cited "worrying reports" about looting, abd...

Did environmental policies ignite Utah's Brian Head wildfire?

CNN included the Brain Head Fire in its roundup on the "blistering hot spell" thats working its way through the western United States. After surveying the largest fire in the nation at 78 square miles, Utah Republican State Representative Mike N...

Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

Syrian opposition activist Omar Abu Laila, who is based in Germany but closely follows events in his native Deir el-Zour, said two Iranian missiles fell near and inside the eastern town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold. Iran has been formal...

Trump calls decision national security victory

The court also said it would allow a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to go into effect on the same grounds, allowing the government to exclude from the United States refugee claimants who do not have any "bona fide relationship...

Blockading countries send list of 13 demands to Qatar

Gargash denounced Al Jazeera , but did not elaborate on whether closing the network is among the demands for ending the diplomatic impasse. The four countries have not made their demands public yet. The first batch of 25 Turkish soldiers left for ...

North Korea might host 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea, Seoul says

What Pyongyang thinks of the proposals is not yet clear. In a commentary Friday, North Korean state-controlled newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that if South Korea pursues peace with the North, it should "stop all hostilities", including sanctions.

Frank Kush, who built ASU into a powerhouse, dies at 88

Michigan State went 26-1 in Kush's three years on the team, including flawless 9-0 seasons in 1951 and 1952. Kush was sacked nearly a year later for interfering with the school's investigation. After his coaching career ended in 1979, he went back t...

Hundreds of London residents evacuated over fire safety concerns

Works to remove the cladding are expected to take two to four weeks. She added that the "really really hard decision" had been made to evacuate the blocks while urgent fire safety work is completed. The objective of these tests is to determine the ...

May Sets Up Meeting With Irish "Kingmakers"

After deciding to stay on as British PM despite the disastrous election results, Theresa May on Monday unveiled a largely unchanged new cabinet, which met for the first time in the day. In a reflection of her newfound humility, May managed a joke a...

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Johnson says he not aware of any information beyond what's been reported publicly and what the USA intelligence community has gathered. Johnson said he was disappointed the DNC would not accept Homeland Security's help in finding its cyber-vu...

Karnataka waives crop loan up to Rs 50000 per farmer

Speaking about the loan waiver scheme, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, "Farmers are in distress". The BJP had repeatedly been demanding farm loan waiver in the State. He added that the Centre will now have to come to the rescue of f...

Israel begins reducing Gaza electricity supply

Gaza's only power plants stopped operating in August so residents and businesses rely on electricity from Israel as well as batteries, generators and candles. Electricity in Gaza is set to become yet more scarce as supplies to the strip will be scal...

Gurgaon Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Moving Car, Dumped Near Hospital

Although India has more stringent laws against sexual offenders after Jyoti Singh was gangraped by four men in Delhi in December 2012, violence against women continues unabated, Hindustan Times reported. "We are investigating the case to identify...

Met Office issues yellow warning of rain for tomorrow

The mercury hit 32.5c at Hampton Water Works on Monday and peak temperatures are expected to be as high as 33c this week. The Met Office said: "The hot and sunny weather will continue over the next few days". Today will remain dry with further long...

Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. Moscow also refuted the allegations of interfering in the 2016 presidential election and called them absurd. President Donald Trump ...

Bollywood incomplete without Karan Johar: Saif Ali Khan

He told DNA , "Why would she want that for herself?" "I wasn't involved in it. Look, I am there if she needs to ask or talk to me about anything". In a recent interview , Saif expressed his displeasure over Sara, a graduate of prestigious Colum...

BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion: Left

BJP president Amit Shah has said his party has been pro-free trade and free agriculture policy since its inception. On Friday, the first meeting between the government and the opposition on presidential elections remained inconclusive as no names w...

London crash: Van slams into crowd leaving mosque, one arrested

CNN is reporting that the incident occurred near a mosque as people were leaving a service. The police said they were called after reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the Finsbury Park area of the city. Monday. The Su...

Oil hits six-week low as OPEC fails to curb oversupply

The EIA said USA crude inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels in the week ending June 9, against a market expectation of a 2.7 million drawdown and compared to yesterday's 2.7 million barrel increase reported by the American Petroleum Institute.

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel. As Rosenstein went on to say, "I've been a prosecutor for 27 years, we don't want people talking publicly about the subjects of o...

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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. ...