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OPEC deal a tough task, as oil output freeze expectations rise

Refiners around the world will process a record 80.6 million barrels a day of crude this quarter to absorb all-time high production from several Persian Gulf producers, the International Energy Agency said August 11. "Saudi Arabia signalled that it...

DeRozan And USA Improve To 4-0 At Rio Olympics

Paul George made no secret of his displeasure with how Team USA is playing. After a hard-fought victory over Australia on Wednesday, it looked like Team USA was going to cruise to a win over Serbia when it jumped out to a quick 23-5 lead in t...

South Sudan: UN to vote Friday on country's force

Security Council voted Friday to strengthen its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan , where an outbreak of violence has sparked concerns about a resumption of civil war. Members of the force will be drawn from regional countries in Africa, and it wi...

Northland Gold Star Parents Weigh-in on Trump Controversy

Ghazala also noted that her faith and culture were not the reasons why she chose to remain silent during the speech . In that same interview , Trump had more to say, targeting the the Khan's religion and questioning why Ghazala Khan didn't sp...

Backed fighters push ISIS from northern Syrian town

Under the extremists' rule, women had to wear long black cloaks that covered all but their eyes, while all adult men were forced to grow beards. Manbij is expected to facilitate an advance on IS's de-facto Syrian capital of Raqqa, which lies 80 mil...

Swiss train attack: 27-year-old assailant dies of his wounds

A 34-year-old woman and the assailant died in hospital yesterday, police said. The 34-year-old woman died from her injuries on Sunday morning, police said. In a statement (in German), St Gallen cantonal police said video evidence from inside the tr...

The Clintons make most their money from paid speeches

The rule states that anyone with an income over $1 million has to pay a minimum of 30% of their income in taxes. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, and other conservatives have said Mr Trump's refusal raises questions about ...

5 commissioners to conduct inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu attended an event at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., marking the end of the government's work to design the ...

Man with knife, flammable liquid injures 6 on Swiss train

The attacker was also taken to hospital with injuries. The Swiss public radio SRF reported that at least six people were injured, including a 17-year-old and a 50-year-old man, three women aged 17, 34 and 43, and a six-year-old child. St. Gallen ...

Monroe County health officials confirm Zika virus case

It causes mild, flu-like symptoms in most people, but can cause severe brain-related defects, including disastrously small heads, if women are infected during pregnancy. Zika was first detected previous year in Brazil, where it has taken its heaviest...

Japan gives Philippines two new patrol ships

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay called on China on Thursday to respect maritime law and security, and the rule of law, to resolve peacefully disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Ina...

Chen Xinyi: Chinese swimmer fails drugs test, sent home from Olympics

The 18-year-old female swimmer failed a doping test in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported , citing the Chinese Swimming Association. Chen's teammate Wang Shun declined to comment after he won bronze in Thursday's...

Rio Olympics: India outplayed by USA in women's hockey

Both teams admitted to holding back on certain aspects of their game plans just weeks before the Olympics, but Crandall - who sat out the series while recovering from a broken bone in her left foot - gained valuable insight from the games. Beating No...

PM Modi at all party meet

Listing PoK as one of the four parts of Jammu and Kashmir, he said Pakistan was at the root of the current unrest. Government on Friday said that they are ready to resolve the Kashmir issue in a peaceful manner as per the Constitution but made it c...

Thailand Bomb Attacks Kill Four Ahead of Queen's Birthday

Other blasts hit the island of Phuket, a resort town in Phang Nga province, and Surat Thani , the jumping off point for travellers heading to the white sandy beaches of Gulf of Thailand islands such as Koh Samui. The most devastating explosion occ...

Germany to Launch New Anti-Terrorism Policies after Repeated Attacks

They include stripping dual nationals who fight for extremists groups overseas of their German citizenship and greater use of video surveillance, notably facial recognition systems. This was followed by a failed suicide bombing that only killed t...

NATO Says Turkey Is 'Valued Ally' After Erdogan Visit to Russian Federation

Putin and Erdogan said they would start discussing the conflict after the press conference, but the Russian leader insisted both sides were committed to finding a peaceful solution. Washington has denied that. Since July 19, Turkey has sent two b...

Russia declares daily cease-fires in Aleppo to allow aid

Aleppo has been divided between a rebel-held east and regime-controlled west since fighting erupted in mid-2012. Once Syria's commercial centre and its largest city, Aleppo has borne the brunt of the fighting and bombardments during the nation...

Israel arrests UN Gaza employee for aiding Hamas

The indictment came on the heels of two other cases of Hamas operatives allegedly infiltrating global aid organizations. In his indictment, the Shin Bet also named an employee of Save the Children that it believes belongs to Hamas. "World Vision's cu...

In A Rare Speech, Japan's Emperor Hints At Abdicating

He observed that current law permits the establishment of a regent to fill the emperor's place, but he described that as a poor substitute because "the emperor continues to be the emperor till the end of his life". Although considered divine a long t...

Father of Orlando shooter sighted at Hillary Clinton event

When asked about his attendance, Mateen told WPTV: "Clinton is good for the United States, versus Donald Trump , who has no solutions". Her campaign earlier in the day sought to play down the support from Seddique Mateen , whose son was respo...

Man on "neighborhood watch" fatally shoots man, charged with murder

It appears that prosecutors are considering the sentiments Copley expressed during his 911 calls as evidence of premeditation. Chad Copley told the 911 operator to send a police auto fast - he was " locked and loaded ", he said, and going outsi...

Over 3300 security personnel injured in Kashmir violence

NEW DELHI (AP) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed to the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir to shun violence in his first public comments on the region's situation after a month marked by massive anti-India protests and deadly viole...

GOP Sen. Collins 'Dismayed' by Trump, Won't Vote for Him

She wants immediate action to either pass stalled legislation or craft a new bipartisan compromise, according to aides briefed on her plans. She says she won't vote for him in November. Podesta concluded with a challenge to Trump: "The only issue now...

White House condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

The blast came after mourners including journalists and lawyers gathered at the hospital following the fatal shooting of a senior local lawyer, officials said. Quetta and the rest of Baluchistan province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, have alw...

UP Elections 2016: BSP veteran Swami Prasad Maurya officially joins BJP

Maurya, who is said to enjoy influence with a section of OBC voters belonging to Kushwaha, Maurya, Shakya and Saini communities, also lashed out at "communal forces" for allegedly attempting to divide the society, in an apparent criticism of cow vigi...

Missing Hamilton boy drowned after likely crawling into culvert to hide

There were concerns because the boy suffered from a neuromuscular disorder and had limited mobility without a wheelchair. He was wearing a white t-shirt with a Special Olympics logo, grey shorts, no shoes (bare feet). Police say Finnigan Danne was la...

Rio opens Games with ode to forests, favelas and funk

In a video preceding the show, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the games "celebrate the best of humanity" and appealed for an Olympic truce by calling on "all warring parties to lay down their weapons" during the two weeks of sporting achie...

Iran Executed Nuclear Scientist that Collaborated with US

But a year after his defection several videos of the scientist appeared online. He eventually did return to Iran , via the Pakistani embassy in Washington, which has an Iranian interests section, since the United States and Iran do not have diplomat...

All-rounder Stokes ruled out of 3rd test due to calf injury

Confirmation of a calf tear nearly certainly rules Stokes out of the rest of the Test series, although England have indicated he will be reviewed by the medical team in Birmingham on Monday. Pakistan survived without any more setbacks although You...

Kashmir: 3 Dead, 150 Injured in Fresh Clashes After Friday Prayers

One youth was killed in clashes in North Kashmir's Sopore at the Bypass Bridge. Thousands defied curfew imposed to prevent a protest march to Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar , which is when the clashes broke out. Elaborate security arrangements had b...

2 houses collapse as strong storms pummel New Orleans

Phillip Street. The Fire Department was evaluating the damage to the neighboring structures Thursday night. Authorities said three buildings collapsed during the severe weather event, all in the Seventh Ward and Treme areas. A third building, at 13...

Michelle Obama wears gown by Brandon Maxwell, Gaga stylist

Fresh off the heels of wowing us at the Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama stepped out looking fabulous once again on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. The look was similar to the tailored outfit that Lady Gaga wore for this year's Osca...

GST Bill amendments circulated, Upper House to take it up today

The opposition Congress party, which originally proposed the GST while in power, had opposed the bill but backed it after managing to secure some concessions from the ruling government. Sources said the Finance Minister asked the members to read ...

Turkey protests over Germany's barring of Erdogan address

Turkish officials were also to meet with the top USA military commander in the first direct talks since a failed coup on July 15, with Washington under pressure from Ankara to extradite the alleged mastermind, Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Billionaire Warren Buffett ready to take on Donald Trump

In response, Mr Trump's spokesman Hope Hicks said: "As you know, Mr Trump is undergoing a routine audit". Trump responded by attacking Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son served in the U.S. Buffett also blasted Trump for leading the American people to ...

7-year-old girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo

A seven-year-old girl is dead after an elephant at a Moroccan zoo hurled a rock at her head. Video taken by a bystander shows the girl receiving treatment on the ground surrounded by distraught witnesses. The 7-year-old girl was visiting the zoo in...

Bratton says he won't remain NYPD commissioner past 2017

The expenditures come on top of the at least $1.9 billion funneled into training and new equipment over the last three years, according to Bratton. NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton, who led the press conference said the vests were ordered just days...

We have your backs, Barack Obama tells police after officers killed

Local resident Rea Lolley and family friends Dominick Duplessis, 10, and Addison Cummings, 4, arrive with flowers and balloons to place on a memorial for shooting victims at the B-Quik gas station o... "I saw the sheriff's vehicle behind mine, I saw ...

Turkey purges army, judiciary after failed coup

USA officials even raised the possibility of extraditing Fethullah Gulen, an exiled reformist cleric who Erdogan has blamed for the coup. The governmen t has already said that nearly 3,000 soldiers had been detained on suspicion of involvement ...

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Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday's United Kingdom election. ...

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

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NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

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Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

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