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U.S. calls Iran's actions in Arabian Gulf 'unsafe' and "provocative"

Though the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, was technically limited only to matters pertaining to the Iranian nuclear program and the easing of worldwide sanctions against Tehran, it was broadly assum...

South Africa take 267-run lead against NZ

New Zealand started the day in hot water at 38/3. Bavuma and Philander (3 not out) safely saw out the remaining overs, taking South Africa to 105 for six at stumps on day three. He admires Wagner's tough approach and some of his bowling , but s...

Dogs Understand Language A LOT More Than We Give Them Credit For

In this undated photo provided by the MR Research Center some trained dogs involved in a study to investigate how dog brains process speech sit around a scanner in Budapest, Hungary . The next time you're talking to your dog, remember that it mi...

PlayStation Now PC streaming available now

Sony also revealed that Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is being added to the catalog in October, alongside other Halloween-themed games to be announced later. Sony recommends a wired connection for the best experience. More information about the P...

Olympics: Former IOC exec Hickey leaves prison, must stay in Brazil

He has been placed under house arrest. . Hickey had still not left jail by early evening Monday, the prisons service told AFP in an email. Pat Hickey walked out of the high-security Bangu Prison and was driven away in a waiting vehicle on Tuesday...

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

The circumstances of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death in Aleppo, Syria, have not been confirmed. ISIS has not revealed his cause of death. In January, it was reported that al-Adnani was wounded in fighting in Syria and required a blood transfusion.

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida

Not, we hasten to add, the judo-throwing, horse-riding, jet-flying president of Russian Federation, but the West Palm Beach, Florida local who was seen allegedly screaming at employees at a supermarket last week. He was arrested and charged with tres...

European Union orders Apple to pay 13 billion euros for past taxes

Analysts said the move could add a compelling new dimension to the tax reform debate surrounding the treatment of more than $2.1 trillion in USA corporate profits held offshore to avoid US taxes. Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a Washington Post interview p...

Hello? Anyone there? Scientists detect 'strong signals'. Could it be alien life?

The astronomers picked up the original signal using the RATAN-600 radio telescope, a large radio observatory in Zelenchukskaya, in southwestern Russian Federation. Although it's fun to speculate, it's far more likely that the signal isn't an extr...

Going airborne: Change in law will help more farmers use drones

But as thousands of drone pilots are rushing to get their certificate, many are stressing over the required test and scrambling to get insight from those who have already taken it. For Denver-based real estate marketing company, Virtuance, drones are...

Did This Russian Space Telescope Just Detect Signs of Alien Life?

Fifteen months after an intriguing radio signal was picked up from a sunlike star in the constellation Hercules, follow-up observations over the past couple of days have so far yielded nothing notable. "But I suspect it's not ET", he added. We woul...

Singapore confirms 41 locally-transmitted Zika cases

Of the group, 34 people have recovered, while seven remain at a hospital. An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and p...

Rosberg closes gap in title race, yet Hamilton seems happier

Nico Rosberg is the favorite and the likely victor with Hamilton being pushed to the back of the starting line. With Hamilton out of the picture, Rosberg will be confident of securing the 28th pole position of his career. He is a two-time victor of...

Burkini ban suspended by top French court

The court said it seriously infringed fundamental freedoms, as it suspended the ban in the Villeneuve-Loubet Cote d'Azur town. But critics of the ruling say the issue is far from settled. Police have fined Muslim women for wearing burkinis on beach...

Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Resigns

Trump is now trailing Clinton in every major poll. Earlier this week, Trump hired former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, a brash, anti-establishment conservative who has never run a presidential campaign, to be his chief executive.

Ariya Jutanugarn wins in Canada for 5th LPGA Tour title

The 20-year-old from Thailand racked up seven birdies Saturday before two late miscues left her with a round of 5-under 67. With rounds of 74 and 73, Lee's tournament score of five-over-par was two strokes over the cut line, and 13 strokes behind t...

Yellen says a rate hike is coming-but markets say not now

Speaking at the annual three-day symposium in the USA state of Wyoming, Yellen showed she was cautiously upbeat about the U.S. economy. Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer later reinforced that message. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 96.46 points, ...

Is Jill Stein the Ralph Nader of 2016?

Jill Stein was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana helping flood victims. As for the idea that Trump will benefit more from a fade in minor-party support, that's true, but only marginally. That makes the state ripe territory for third-party options. But the ...

Assad May Still Have Chemical Weapons

The report "states clearly that the Syrian regime and Daesh have perpetrated chemical attacks in Syria", said French Deputy Ambassador Alexis Lamek. The U.S. will probably seek additional U.N. Security Council resolutions against Syria when the rep...

Murder charge, Home Hill

Ayad is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow. It will now be an eight week wait before the families of Ms Ayliffe-Chung and Thomas Jackson can expect to hear any new developments surrounding the alleged stabbings. Ayliffe-Chun...

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Vice President Mike Pence makes quick visit to Colorado Springs

Syria came under attack one week after a suspected chemical weapons attack hit the Syrian town of Douma near Damascus. With reporters' cameras and tape recorders rolling, Trudeau...

Colorado Senator Releases Statement On Marijuana Policy

Gardner reacted by blocking nominees for DOJ positions, he said. This story is developing and will be updated . Sessions on January 4 rescinded a policy begun under Democrati...

France Mulls Military Action Against Syria For Gas Attacks

That meant airstrikes, possibly in tandem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syrian chemical attack, could be launched within hours of a presid...

So you think it is about data privacy?

Earlier this week, Facebook began notifying millions of users that their personal data had been compromised. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill this w...

Baby was born four years after the death of his parents

Tiantian's parents had intended on having a baby through in-vitro fertilization (IFV) and froze several embryos. But five days before they were supposed to have a fertilized embryo...

Hurricane names Harvey, Irma and Maria officially 'retired'

The 2005 hurricane season has the most retired names (five) for one season. Names that are not retired get reused every six years. The new names? Harold, Idalia, Margot, and ...

New York Yankees: Bombs And Brawls In Fenway Win

Flinging his bat down, the menace with which Austin then approached the mound left few in any doubt that he wanted more than a strong word with the pitcher. Yankees third-base co...

No ball: Cauvery protests flush IPL out of Chennai

Khanna. CSK still have six home games to play with all fixtures still set for their original dates. The issue escalated further when a group of protestors pelted shoes insid...

Malcolm Turnbull loses his 30th consecutive Newspoll

Mr Turnbull has also suffered from persistent criticisms by his long-time political foe, Mr Abbott , who remains an MP. The Newspoll showed the Government is behind Labor on a...

Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad ally Russian Federation

The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic. The Russian head of state made the comments amid rising speculation that the United States was gearing up to orc...

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Saudi Air Defenses Intercept 3 Houthi Ballistic Missiles

Saudi Air Defenses Intercept 3 Houthi Ballistic Missiles

While Saudi Arabia and its allies have been able to recover areas in southern Yemen from the Houthis, the rebels still control the capital Sana'a and territories in the north. The ...

Rallies In Tulsa Supporting Teacher Walkout

Rallies In Tulsa Supporting Teacher Walkout

The president of the Oklahoma Education Association said before the walkout can end, lawmakers must pass a bill ending the state's capital gains tax deduction , and the govern...

Facebook users still waiting on privacy scandal notices

Facebook users still waiting on privacy scandal notices

On Friday, Facebook sought to quell some concerns over political manipulation of its platform by announcing support for the "Honest Ads Act" that requires election ad buyers to b...

Russian Federation warns against snap judgments on alleged Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation warns against snap judgments on alleged Syria chemical attack

Joseph Francis Dunford already met with Trump in this regard. Trump told a meeting with military leaders and national security advisers he would make a decision by Monday night "...

Media watchdog accuses Israel of 'deliberate shooting' of journalists in Gaza

At least 491 people were also wounded by Israeli gunfire, the ministry said , as thousands of protesters approached the border fence around Gaza for a second Friday in a row, burn...