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United States embassy in Russian Federation to scale back visa services amid tensions

Russian citizens are required to have an interview as part of their application process for all visas . Visas will begin to be issued again as of September 1, but only in Moscow . The visa cuts are the latest in a tit-for-tat diplomatic row t...

Northwestern prof, Oxford worker to stay jailed before trial

The suspects handed themselves in separately eight days later in California, after being subjects of a nationwide manhunt , during which they had travelled across the country in a rental vehicle, police said. Cornell-Duranleau, a native of Corunna...

Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar

Hours before Abadi's announcement, the Iraqi air force droped leaflets over the city, telling the population to take precautions. "[We] advanced three kilometres from the southern direction toward Tal Afar and gained control on four hills that over...

Family Member Charged With Killing 3 Girls Under The Age Of 10

Maryland police have arrested a man who they believe is behind the brutal murders of three girls, ranging in ages from five to 10. "Detectives are working to establish a motive in this case", a police spokesman said. Ariana and Ajayah were sisters ...

Utkal Express derailment; Railways suspends four, sends three top officials on leave

The Railways on Sunday night sent on leave its three top officials, including a secretary-level Railway Board official, suspended four officers and transferred one. "Commissioner Safety will ascertain what type of maintenance work was being carried...

State unemployment lower, oilfield jobs continue decline

The education and health services sectors posted the largest decline, dropping 14,500 jobs. That's the percentage of people 16 years and older with jobs or looking for work. The leisure and hospitality sector added 7,100 jobs from July to July. ...

Donald Trump responds to Barcelona attack with reviving 'Internet rumor'

A dubious tweet in which the husband of Melania Trump refers to an urban legend of the American occupation of the Philippines that General John Pershing had executed 49 Filipino Muslim prisoners in 1908 with an unclean animal according to the The...

Erdogan calls on Turks in Germany to reject main parties - Standard

Bagheri arrived on Tuesday in Ankara for talks with Turkey's leadership reportedly aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria crisis and coordinating policy on Iraq. "No one who treats Germans in this way can seriously expect us to carry on with o...

Western Mass. Residents To Counter-Protest Boston 'Free Speech' Rally

Officials are anxious the protest will attract white nationalists in the wake of the deadly demonstrations by white nationalists and counterprotestors in Charlottesville, Virginia , last weekend. Boston Free Speech posted a flier on Facebook ...

Xbox One X leak reveals limited 'Project Scorpio Edition' console

This isn't the first time Microsoft has released a special edition on launch day, either. The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition will come with "Project Scorpio" printed in the a flagship Xbox green across the front of the console, and down the...

'Saaho': Shraddha Kapoor confirms her participation alongside Prabhas and Neil Nitin Mukhesh

Rumors of Anushka Shetty starring in the film were abuzz but the producers confirmed the news a few days ago and said , "Shraddha is absolutely the flawless choice for the role". " Saaho is a larger-than-life film and, post Baahubali , the ent...

Jayalalithaa's death to be probed by commission headed by retired judge

Jayalalithaa , which the rebel camps claim was suspicious. "An inquiry commission headed by retired high court judge will be set up to look into the death of "Idhaya Deivam" (God of heart) Amma", the chief minister added. The name of the judge will...

Amber Heard Absolutely Slam Dunked Barnaby Joyce Over Citizenship Shitstorm

I suppose it's a bit like us claiming New Zealand's talent - Russell Crow, Neil and Tim Finn and many more - as our own, except the Kiwis aren't fussy and automatically give descendants of their people citizenship . The best thing about taking bir...

91 killed, 9.6 million people affected by floods in eastern India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's during his visit to Assam on August 1 announced Rs. 100 Crore for in depth study of the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries to find out permanent solution to the perennial flood problem in the State. The ASDMA sai...

Tropical disturbances line up as the peak of hurricane season begins

A satellite image from August 16, 2017, of Hurricane Gert in the Atlantic Ocean on August 15, 2017. The expected depression, located 365 east of Barbados, immediately triggered tropical storm warnings across the Windward Islands covering Martin...

Trump a threat to Iran nuclear deal, warns Rouhani

However, the U.S. president has also asserted that Tehran was not living up to the spirit of the agreement in light of its continued destabilizing activities in the region as well as ballistic missile launches that officials in Israel and the U.S...

Unaware of reports of PLA soldiers entering Ladakh's Pangong lake: China

Indian troops on Tuesday allegedly foiled an attempt by the Chinese soldiers to enter Ladakh from the north bank of the Pyangong lake, unidentified officials told PTI. Chinese troops had managed to enter upto Finger Four area in the region from whe...

Police find no trace of missing woman on sunken sub

Authorities believe that Madsen deliberately sank the vessel on Friday. The vessel was recovered Saturday in 23 feet of water at Koge Bay - but Wall was not aboard. What is likely the last picture taken of Wall, showed the freelance journalist, smi...

Central Intelligence Agency head expects more Nth Korea missile tests

Dunford attempted to reassure Americans, as well as Japanese and South Koreans, that the USA military has the "capability to defend them against a limited attack that North Korea is capable of delivering today". In an interview with the Russia-1 TV c...

U.S. seeks 'effective' ties with China's military

Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, said Monday during a press conference at command headquarters alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mr Moon told the visiting top U.S. military official that there must be a diplomatic so...

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Google acquires United Kingdom technology start-up Redux

However, it is believed the deal went through in August. The Verge tested startup's technology a year ago on a tablet. "Moreover, our surface audio technology is more power ef...

Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night

Mostly cloudy and cold , with a high near 10. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour . A Blizz...

Trump, Bipartisan Lawmakers Discuss Immigration Reform

Led by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, the bill would curtail chain migration and end the Diversity Visa Lottery, which Presiden...

Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue

Sanders said there was a "very short phone conversation" but there was no "interview about the book ", accusing Wolff of falsely making it seem as if he was outside the Oval Offic...

Suspects in death of 4-year-old MI girl captured in Georgia

Police say Diaz and Fields are driving a 2002 black Chevy Cavalier with the MI license plate of DTR1854. A postmortem uncovered signs of Battered Child Syndrome, denoting the gi...

Replay of SpaceX's first launch and landing of 2018

A backup two-hour launch is slated for tonight, January 8 at 8:00 p.m. Zuma is funded by an unknown branch of the United States government and its payload is classified. Falcon H...

HTC Vive Introduces New Vive Pro Headset, Wireless Adapter

CES appears to have other players in the wireless-VR space, as well, and we'll do our best at Ars to cover or go hands on with any promising VR demos, especially any with the HTC ...

Supreme Court to review Section 377: All your questions answered

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review two challenges to a MS law considered to be one of the most extreme anti-gay rights laws in the country. This follows the ape...

'Trump administration trying something new for Pakistan'

The US has given almost $33 billion aid to Pakistan since 2002. The Foreign Military Financing programme, by which the United States pays Pakistan to buy its military hardware ma...

Bigg Boss 11: Luv Tyagi eliminated; show gets its top 5 contestants

Luv tells that he will miss the wake up song, while Hina tells that she will miss the peace in the house. Contestants Hina Khan , Shilpa Shinde , Vikas Gupta , Luv Tyagi wer...

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Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Sillitoe said he doesn't expect prosecutors to start banging down his doors. "You're not going to waste your resources on cases you can't win or cases your community is against". T...

Astronaut John Young remembered as

Astronaut John Young remembered as "fearless"

He eventually became one of the most accomplished astronauts in the history of the United States space programme. Spanning three generations of spaceflight, he went on to fly in s...

Investigators Suspect Somebody Set Roy Moore Accuser's House on Fire

Investigators Suspect Somebody Set Roy Moore Accuser's House on Fire

Johnson told AL.com Friday that the fire left her Gadsden home a total loss, saying she was "devastated, just devastated". Johnson says she and her family were not injured but...

Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed Due to Winter Storm

Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed Due to Winter Storm

The airport was temporarily closed due to heavy snow, ice, and harsh winds, the airport tweeted . For travelers who use Greyhound , buses running between Montreal, Boston, New...

United Kingdom needs 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups to cut waste - lawmakers

United Kingdom needs 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups to cut waste - lawmakers

The Irish parliament is considering banning single-use coffee cups whilst the German city Hamburg said in 2016 that it will no longer use coffee-makers with aluminium capsules in...