Over 500 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

Sarpol-e Zahab, some 520 kilometres southwest of the Iranian capital of Tehran , suffered half of the 2017 temblor's casualties. The 6.3 quake had a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the U.S. Salimi told semi-official news agency ISNA on Sund... More..

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More than 140 whales dead after mass stranding in New Zealand
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

More than 140 whales dead after mass stranding in New Zealand

The remote location and lack of nearby personnel meant successfully refloating the whales was highly unlikely. "However, it's always a heart-breaking decision to make". The whales were found at Mason's Bay ab...More..

TLP chief Khadim Rizvi arrested in Lahore
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

TLP chief Khadim Rizvi arrested in Lahore

Three days of disruption only ended when Imran Khan's government cut a deal promising to allow the TLP to petition against Ms Bibi's release. "It's to safeguard public life, property and order". The TLP has pro...More..

Call for review over UAE ties after academic jailed
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Call for review over UAE ties after academic jailed

The United Arab Emirates is reviewing a request for clemency from the family of a British researcher sentenced to life in prison on espionage charges this week, the country's ambassador to London said on Friday...More..

Angus King says Trump giving Saudi prince 'a pass' over Khashoggi killing
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Angus King says Trump giving Saudi prince 'a pass' over Khashoggi killing

Senator Ben Sasse, a frequent Trump critic, criticized Trump's stance on Khashoggi's killing as weak. "If you want to make a hardcore, realist case that there are places and times when ours and Saudis' intere...More..

Ex-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos loses bid to delay prison term
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos loses bid to delay prison term

Papadopoulos said that he should be allowed to remain free on bail as the constitutional challenge in the case might overturn his conviction. U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss , however, didn't feel that ...More..

NY AG’s lawsuit against Trump foundation can proceed, judge says
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

NY AG’s lawsuit against Trump foundation can proceed, judge says

The lawsuit was initially filed in June by the New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood . Judge Saliann Scarpulla , who serves on a state court in Manhattan, said just as President Clinton had to d...More..

Rain helps almost extinguish deadly California wildfire
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Rain helps almost extinguish deadly California wildfire

The Camp fire all but obliterated the town of Paradise, 175 miles north-east of San Francisco, on 8 November, killing at least 84 people and destroying almost 14,000 homes. Most of the victims of the fire ide...More..

Snow expected to hit Chicago area as Thanksgiving travelers head home Sunday
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Snow expected to hit Chicago area as Thanksgiving travelers head home Sunday

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by The National Weather Service for Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Winnebago, Boone, and DeKalb counties from 6 a.m. Sunday to 12 a.m. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making...More..

China says 'cannot accept' new USA trade accusations
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

China says 'cannot accept' new USA trade accusations

The world's two biggest economies have been slapping tariffs on each other goods since the summer with Donald Trump demanding major changes from Beijing on market access and intellectual property protections ...More..

Donald Trump Warned Government Shutdown over Border Security
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Donald Trump Warned Government Shutdown over Border Security

The memo is addressed to Mattis, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. President Donald Trump is threatening to close the USA border with Mexico for a...More..

Jewellery store staff use swords to fend off masked robbers
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jewellery store staff use swords to fend off masked robbers

An employee, who was helping a customer at the time, then flees to the back of the room, out of view of the camera. If local reports are to be believed, the owner of the store named Kumar said that the swords...More..

Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack

Schrage confirmed that Facebook asked Definers to "work on George Soros " in January 2018 after Soros called Facebook a " menace to society ". "Later, when the "Freedom From Facebook" campaign emerged as a...More..

Russia strikes Syrian rebel targets after alleged gas attack
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Russia strikes Syrian rebel targets after alleged gas attack

The Syrian foreign ministry released a statement on Sunday accusing "foreign states" of providing rebels and militants with chemical weapons. Batal called it the first such gas attack hitting civilians in Ale...More..

American on deadly trip to Indian island: 'God sheltered me'
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

American on deadly trip to Indian island: 'God sheltered me'

Senior superintendent of police Vijay Singh said officers would investigate "the sequence of events (and) the sea route followed", as well as other matters. Indian authorities were struggling Thursday to figu...More..

Russia blocks passage in Kerch Strait after Ukraine incident
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Russia blocks passage in Kerch Strait after Ukraine incident

Russia's border guard service accused Ukraine of not informing it in advance of the journey, something Kiev denied, and said the Ukrainian ships had been maneuvering dangerously and behavior its instructions...More..

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe no longer able to walk, says president
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe no longer able to walk, says president

In his remarks on Saturday to supporters at a rally in Mugabe's home district, Mnangagwa said the former leader had planned to return to Zimbabwe on October 15 but was not feeling well. History will always reco...More..

On Thanksgiving Day President Trump Feuds With Justice Roberts
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

On Thanksgiving Day President Trump Feuds With Justice Roberts

Roberts responded that there are no "Obama judges", just an independent judiciary, prompting the president to consider the highly partisan 9th Circuit. Part of Trump's disdain for judicial independence is ...More..

Mexico Backs Trump Plan to Overhaul Asylum Rules
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Mexico Backs Trump Plan to Overhaul Asylum Rules

The denial came hours after the Washington Post had quoted Sanchez saying that the plan had been agreed to as a "short-term solution". The newspaper also quoted Sanchez as saying: "For now, we have agreed t...More..

Uganda party boat capsizes on Lake Victoria, killing 29
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Uganda party boat capsizes on Lake Victoria, killing 29

In 1966, more than 800 people lost their lives on Lake Victoria when the MV Bukoba sank off the mainland town of Mwanza, according to the Red Cross. Akiiki said the chances of finding any more survivors are d...More..

Stray bullet kills girl who wrote essay on gun violence
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Stray bullet kills girl who wrote essay on gun violence

Then, we become our brothers keeper. So now, the real truth is, we need to rewrite our story so that faith and hope for a better tomorrow, is not only within us, but we believe it and we put it into actions. "S...More..

Afghan army mosque blast leaves many dead
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Afghan army mosque blast leaves many dead

No terrorist group has claimed responsibility; however, Daesh* has carried out similar attacks in the past. A spokesman for the First Brigade of the 203 Army Corps, where the mosque was located, said initial ...More..

UAE hopes for 'amicable solution' to jailed Briton case
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

UAE hopes for 'amicable solution' to jailed Briton case

The life sentence handed down to the PhD student has provoked a public outcry, with diplomatic efforts to secure his release being led by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. " Matthew Hedges was not convicted after...More..

Man killed by officer at mall was not the shooter
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Man killed by officer at mall was not the shooter

The protesters gathered at the spot at the Riverchase Galleria mall in suburban Birmingham where 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr was shot and killed by a police officer responding to reports of gunfire...More..

Police arrest two suspected facilitators of Chinese consulate attack
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Police arrest two suspected facilitators of Chinese consulate attack

In December past year, its embassy in Islamabad warned of imminent terror attacks on Chinese targets. A separatist group, the Balochistan Liberation Army, reportedly claimed the attack but there was no of...More..

Woman fatally shot at Florida Walmart after domestic altercation, cops say
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Woman fatally shot at Florida Walmart after domestic altercation, cops say

Ocala police said on Twitter that he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound but is "alive" and being transported to an area hospital. The shooter and woman knew each other, and had been in a physical dispu...More..

Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host USA asylum-seekers
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Incoming Mexico gov’t: No deal to host USA asylum-seekers

If enacted, the plan, reportedly called "Remain in Mexico", could reshape America's border policies and end a longstanding policy that Trump has relentlessly decried as " catch and release ", in which asylum-...More..

Taiwan's president quits as party leader after major polls setback
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Taiwan's president quits as party leader after major polls setback

In Asia's first such ruling, Taiwan's Constitutional Court declared in May last year same-sex couples had the right to legally marry, and set a two-year deadline for legalisation. In a statement, Marriage Equ...More..

DUP conference: Gibraltar will not fold over Spain’s Brexit demands, says minister
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

DUP conference: Gibraltar will not fold over Spain’s Brexit demands, says minister

But Spain remains unsatisfied. Sanchez was due to make a statement in Madrid on Saturday to outline the agreement, diplomats said, after British and Spanish negotiators talked through the night with Euro...More..

Dead After Bus Falls Into Canal In Karnataka, Driver Swims To Safety
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Dead After Bus Falls Into Canal In Karnataka, Driver Swims To Safety

News agency PTI reported that the bus completely submerged after falling into VC Canal at Kanakanamaradi. A police officer at the scene told AFP that numerous victims were school children returning to their...More..

Trump asks for transgender military ban from Supreme Court in rare move
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Trump asks for transgender military ban from Supreme Court in rare move

After the Trump administration asked the supreme court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people, critics said the request was likely ...More..

Prominent birther and Roger Stone ally in plea negotiations with Mueller
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Prominent birther and Roger Stone ally in plea negotiations with Mueller

Corsi's talks could aide Mueller's team in their determination into whether Trump and his team were tied to WikiLeaks' release of hacked Democratic emails in the summer of 2016. President Trump has repeatedly...More..

US, South Korea 'scaling back' war games
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

US, South Korea 'scaling back' war games

Mattis did not provide details on what a scaled-back version of the exercise would entail. "As long as talks continue, postponing or reducing major US-South Korea joint exercises has become a fait accompli", ...More..

Russian boss of spy agency blamed for Skripal attack dies
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Russian boss of spy agency blamed for Skripal attack dies

Colonel-General Igor Korobov, 62, who has run Russian spy agency the GRU since 2016, died on Wednesday, the Russian defence ministry said today. The United States and its allies have accused the GRU of hackin...More..

Head of Russian spy agency accused of British poison attack has died
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Head of Russian spy agency accused of British poison attack has died

Washington has said the GRU was directly involved in interfering in the 2016 USA election through "cyber-enabled activities", while the Netherlands has said they had thwarted a GRU cyberattack on the global c...More..