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Farmers, green reputation protected under Victorian fracking ban

Farmers and environmental groups are anxious that groundwater reserves could be depleted or contaminated by both conventional and unconventional onshore gas drilling. Until the legislation is passed by state parliament, the current moratorium on unco...

Turkey targets Islamic State and Kurdish militants in northern Syria

However, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday that it was unclear whether the bomber was “a child or a grown-up.”. Turkey is backing away from claims that a child suicide bomber sent by Islamic State carried out for Saturday's blast at a Kurd...

Owen Smith accuses Jeremy Corbyn of being 'happy' about vote for Brexit

The comments are published on the same day Mr Smith was accused of "degrading" the Labour leadership contest after he appeared to call Jeremy Corbyn a "lunatic". Among current Conservative voters that drops to just 7% saying there were no seats, but ...

Poland: Germany wrong to criticize anti-migrant EU partners

There were new and stricter rules for refugees who could not stay in Germany and migrants were being told they needed to integrate and learn German, Merkel told ARD . Merkel had drawn criticism for an interview published in Passauer Neue Presse ...

Israel says UN envoy's settlement remarks reflect 'distort history' on Palestine problem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Interim peace deals were made in 1990 and as a result, the West Bank was divided into autonomous Palestinian ar...

Sarkozy says Britain should manage asylum seekers on its own territory

The French government receives money from the British to police Calais and French officials acknowledge that their ports will receive more traffic if refugees and migrants believe it is easier to travel to the UK. Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham s...

Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans

A high court struck down the burkini bans Friday, but the high-pitched debate that quickly seeped into France's political sphere revealed raw tensions between the secular establishment and sectors of France's estimated 5 million Muslims, the larg...

Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

Perhaps the most damning thing about this politically charged dust-up is that it once again illustrates Hillary Clinton's lack of good judgment in setting boundaries for her actions - just as she did with her off-line email setups. But ethics exper...

Five held over fire at Brussels criminology institute - prosecutors

The Brussels prosecutor's office described the attack as arson created to destroy criminal evidence. The incident comes as Belgium remains on high alert following suicide attacks on the city's airport and metro in March which were claimed by the Is...

Turkey Warns of More Strikes If Syrian Kurds Don't Retreat

Cook said the US doesn't support reported Turkish airstrikes and artillery shelling of USA -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters - or Kurdish attacks on Turkish troops - in areas where IS fighters no longer operate. Erdogan's message was meant to mark Turk...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to leave the United Nations

The Philippines' national police chief says 712 people have been killed in "police operations" since 1 July in President Rodrigo Duterte's hardline war on drugs. The UN's special reporter on summary executions, Agnes Callamard, last week said Duter...

Iran dismisses allegations of arms shipment to Yemen

Before the meeting, United States officials travelling with Mr Kerry said he would update the Saudi leaders on USA and Russian plans for greater military and intelligence coordination in Syria and a potential deal with Russia that could see the Syr...

Louisiana bus crash kills two, including district fire chief, injures 41

The bus hit the fire truck, then hit a auto, and then veered behind the fire truck and into the pickup truck, knocking three firefighters who were standing near the guard rail into the water below, Matey said. The second fatality was an unidentified ...

Altaf Hussain will be responsible if I am killed: ex-MQM leader

MQM sources said that soft revolt against Altaf Hussain has taken place and now "MQM Pakistan" for all practical purposes is a new party, which has the support of nearly all Muttahida MPs and its political face. "Regretfully masked men pre-present at...

12 killed in gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul

Thirty-five students and nine police were injured and about 750 students and staff were rescued. Old Dominion University confirms that one of its graduates was a victim in a terrorist attack at American University in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Goldberg: Could Trump Be Hiding Something In His Tax Returns?

Trump has promised to release his returns when his audit ends, but claims he is under continuous audit by the IRS and that releasing his returns (including returns for years that are now closed) could have an adverse impact on current and future IRS ...

Turkey sends tanks, troops across Syrian border

The visit comes at a hard time for ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. The launch of the operation comes as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ankara to meet Erdogan, with agreeing a unified strategy on Syria set...

Republican vice presidential hopeful Pence to Pennsylvania

This all simply smacks of the kind of pay-to-play politics that the American people are exhausted of, and as I said again today in Iowa, this is exactly the kind of pay-to-play politics that is going to come to a screeching halt the day that Dona...

Haunting image of dazed, bloodied Syrian boy provokes global outrage

In an interview with Sky News , the paramedic who was filmed in the now-iconic footage, said cases like theirs are a daily occurrence in war-torn Aleppo . De Mistura said the United Nations would "count on" Russian Federation to ensure that Syrian g...

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

The US and South Korea made a decision to put the system there after months of increasing tensions with North Korea. China and Russia have strongly opposed the US missile defense system in South Korea as THAAD's X-band radar can snoop on Chinese ...

New Hawks move on Gordhan sends rand tumbling

Gordhan provided the Hawks with a full explanation to these charges and has denied any and all wrongdoing. "I want to argue that we have been capable of making the tough decisions". "It's political turmoil and investors in the global market don't l...

[ August 24, 2016 ] Nigerian Army 'kill' two senior Boko Haram commanders NEWS

Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, a spokesman for the Nigerian Army, said that among the dead were multiple Boko Haram commanders, including Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman. Nigerian officials have claimed on at least three occasions that they ...

Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, quits!

FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possible USA ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, including the work of Paul Manafort's firm, according to multiple U.S. A new campaig...

One dead, 7 injured as MQM workers attack media office in Karachi

Rangers have sealed Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) central secretariat Nine Zero in Karachi s Azizabad neighbourhood on early Tuesday morning, Dunya News reported. Hussain lives in self-imposed exile in Britain. "We have carried out teargas she...

Ex-USC and Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

Marinovich was found afterward in the backyard of a home shortly afterwards, naked and holding the aforementioned brown paper bag. The former USC star and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback was hit with a number of charges after being arrested on Frid...

Nigerian oil militants declare ceasefire, ready to negotiate

YENAGOA, Nigeria Aug 21 A Nigerian militant group, which has claimed a wave of attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, said it was ready for dialogue with the government. The meeting further resolved to establish a pan-Niger Delta Platform that...

British sapper killed while defusing bomb in Iraq

Dramatic video has emerged of Iraqi police stripping an explosive belt from a child suspected in a suicide bombing attempt for ISIS. The suicide bomber who killed 51people at a wedding in Turkey was revealed to be between 12 and 14 by President E...

Russian newspapers cover Erdogan-Putin talks

Putin, in turn, says the flow of Russian tourists to Turkey , halted after the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey in November, will resume soon. "Putin and I have found similar position on normalization of bilateral relations, while we agreed to...

French Police Fine Muslim Women for Not Showing Enough Skin

He spoke with the newspaper La Provence after three French cities along the Mediterranean Coast banned the burkini in the past week. The mayors who imposed burkini bans in Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet are both in the right-wing Republicans (L...

Louisiana Takes Stock Of The Damage After Devastating Flooding

Breitbart says more than 40,000 homes have been destroyed in the state, including in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Lafayette and surrounding Acadia and Florida Parishes. The health department is promoting a website that will refer people in flooded a...

Kerala government drops plan for 'online' liquor sale

Mehboob said Thursday morning that the federation was planning to launch online liquor sales during Onam". After placing the online order and getting a receipt, the consumer can collect the liquor bottles from a Consumerfed outlet, thus saving hi...

Trump To Receive First Intelligence Briefing Wednesday

Donald Trump in an interview on Fox News . "Look what's happened over the years". Look what's happened over the years - It's been catastrophic'. I mean we would have been much better off. It wasn't clear whether Clinton has been given her intellig...

Trump nation-building view more in line with Obama

Freedom of speech and religion are enshrined under the first amendment of the constitution and the enduring symbol of freedom is the Statue of Liberty welcoming tired immigrants to its shores. "Enforcing an ideological litmus test takes an incredib...

Tennessee girl, 10, who fell from Ferris wheel speaks out

Kayla suffered a broken arm, but her younger sister remains hospitalised with a traumatic brain injury. Reynold's daughters, 10-year-old Kayla and 6-year-old Briley, and a third girl in their basket all survived the harrowing disaster at Greene Cou...

Jessica Ennis-Hill on track for gold in Heptathlon

Can Ennis-Hill go all the way in Rio? Clocking 10.71 to miss her PB by just 0.01, she beat USA's Tori Bowie and "pocket rocket" Fraser-Pryce, who clocked respective times of 10.83 and 10.86 for silver and bronze . "I don't want to cry on TV but ...

Pro-Russia ties: Trump's top aide denies New York Times report

He will remain chairman and chief strategist. Trump has been criticized for making statements in support of Putin and his annexation of Crimea from Ukraine following Yanukovych's departure. The alleged relationship of Donald J. Trump's campaign cha...

Volunteers needed to support Red Cross relief efforts in Louisiana

Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief after torrential rains caused massive flooding in the state and killed at least 11 people. The Red Cross is sending Emergency Response Vehicles, volunteers , thousands of shelf-stable...

GOP congressmen ask RNC to move money away from Trump

Thomson also said she expected the party to "strong arm" those who support the effort into removing that support after the fact, but she said the group will continue to fight for a different nominee until all of their options are exhausted.

FM Libingan burial up to SC

Victims of human rights violations during the Martial Law years filed with the Supreme Court yesterday a petition to halt the interment of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, former Bayan Muna Rep. They want a TRO iss...

PYD will leave Manbij to Syrian Arabs

The Arab-Kurdish alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expelled most of the IS fighters from the town last week, but a small number remained. Thousands were held captive in Fallujah during the siege of the Iraqi city in June. USA off...

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Vermont to join US Climate Alliance

Republicans are largely optimistic about the economic benefits of leaving the climate agreement, with more than three-quarters saying Trump's decision will help the economy and 73 ...

Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) June 15th

The different forms of abuse include psychological, financial, neglect , physical or sexual abuse . This intimate story reveals a hidden crisis harming older Americans in every c...

Will more USA troops make Afghanistan secure?

The Pentagon is reportedly considering deploying an extra 3,000 to 5,000 troops - some of whom would come from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies - in Afghanistan to hel...

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

Blood flowed off the bus and onto the pavement. 31 other prisoners were on board the bus and they all stayed behind until officers arrived on scene. "Very frustrating", said Sill. ...

Ramadan toll shows Islamic State in pitched recruiting race

Trump commented that one reaps what it sows. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, and Iranian social media were flooded with expressions of grief and worry, ...

PM Modi, Pak PM Sharif exchange greetings at Kazakhstan's Astana Opera

All members described India's accession to SCO as historic and said it would strengthen security and promote regional cooperation among member countries. The two Chinese nationals ...

Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

In his testimony last week, Comey said he and Trump had a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on February 14 about the investigation into the former national security adviser,...

U.S. to host PM Modi later this month: State Department

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their first meeting would set forth a vision to expand the US-India ties in an ambitious manner and discuss ways t...

Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Ron Wyden of OR , also a member of the intelligence panel, sent a letter to panel Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Warner asking for the hearing to be open. Spending t...

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Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

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

Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi earlier on Friday, urging Gulf unity, but also making clear that Qatar must improve its behavior, a senior administration o...

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

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

Asked about the ongoing peace talks with Ulfa's pro-talk faction, Rijiju said that these were moving in right direction and have reached nearly their final stage. In 2016, the NSC...

Top Intelligence Officials Mum on Interactions With President

The questions from the Senate intelligence committee, at a hearing on surveillance law, were in response to news media reports that both Coats and Rogers had been asked by T...

Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

Haley's comments come as reporters have been trying to get administration officials to answer a seemingly simple question: does Trump believe in man-made climate change? In "...