Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93

He suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led condolences in a series of tweets , calling Vajpayee's death a "personal and irreplaceable loss". One of India's longest-serving lawmakers, Vajpay... More..

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Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang: ministry
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang: ministry

But across the region, there have been signs that U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign for "maximum pressure" lost steam after Pyongyang sought to improve relations with Washington, Seoul and Beijing. "We a...More..

Extremely poor air condition in Calgary because of wildfire smoke
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Extremely poor air condition in Calgary because of wildfire smoke

Smoke from British Columbia and fires in the Cascades continues to build in the Puget Sound region Monday. New West, on the heels of the fallout from Friday's Fraser River barge fire, had briefly seen a clear...More..

Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance

Asked if Trump was punishing the former officials due to their criticism, Mrs Sanders said, "No, I think you are creating your own story there". Sanders said the officials were making "baseless accusations"...More..

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 42, red alert for 8 districts
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 42, red alert for 8 districts

According to Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) 70-80% cancellations have taken place in Idukki, Munnar, Kumarakkom, which are among the most preferred destinations by domestic and global tourists. Fou...More..

Driver arrested after crashing into barrier at British Parliament
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Driver arrested after crashing into barrier at British Parliament

There is no ongoing chase. -Pedestrians and cyclists have been injured but the exact number is not yet known. The AP reports that two people were hurt, and their injuries aren't life-threatening. Counterter...More..

Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq’s prime minister
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq’s prime minister

US President Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions against Iran has caused great turmoil, effectively giving countries trading with the Islamic Republic two options; either comply with the sanctions or cea...More..

Paul Manafort’s Defense Rests Without Calling a Witness or Presenting a Case
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paul Manafort’s Defense Rests Without Calling a Witness or Presenting a Case

Manafort is being tried on 18 counts, which include tax and bank fraud charges, as well the failure to disclose foreign bank accounts. The case is being prosecuted by the special counsel investigating Russi...More..

More than 1000 children abused by priests in Pennsylvania
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

More than 1000 children abused by priests in Pennsylvania

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a news conference on Tuesday that his office is working to remove those redactions. The report is made up of years' worth of testimony but also numerous church...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires former Russian probe investigator who sent anti-Trump texts
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires former Russian probe investigator who sent anti-Trump texts

The FBI has fired agent Peter Strzok , known for exchanging text messages vowing to prevent Donald Trump from being elected while investigating Hillary Clinton's abuse of classified information and later a...More..

Trump announces 'doubling' of tariffs on steel, aluminum on Turkey
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Trump announces 'doubling' of tariffs on steel, aluminum on Turkey

Turkey has detained Mr Brunson for almost two years, accusing him of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party and the Gulenist movement, which Turkey blames for a failed coup in 2016. An important emergin...More..

In wake of critical book, Trump calls ex-staffer ‘a lowlife’
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

In wake of critical book, Trump calls ex-staffer ‘a lowlife’

President Donald Trump unleashed on Omarosa Manigault on Monday morning, soon after the former White House staffer appeared on the Today show to decry him as an unhinged racist unfit to serve as presi...More..

1st session of Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament begins; 331 members take oath
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

1st session of Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament begins; 331 members take oath

The final tally of the PTI has reached 158 after it was allowed 28 out of 60 seats reserved for women. Elections for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly will be held on August 15 (Wednesday). Dawo...More..

Zimbabwe's Chamisa challenges election result; inauguration halted
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Zimbabwe's Chamisa challenges election result; inauguration halted

Chamisa is convinced that he won the popular vote ahead of the Zanu-PF leader who, according to ZEC, scrapped through with a slim margin of 50.8 percent to the plaintiff's 44.3 percent. Mr Chamisa wants the cou...More..

This is strongest monsoon year for Kerala since 2013, says IMD
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

This is strongest monsoon year for Kerala since 2013, says IMD

Help from forces has also been sought for Idukki , Malappuram and Wayanad districts. The road to Kakkayam dam site in Kozhikode was cut off after the connecting road was washed away in the floods, reports t...More..

Local firefighters provide mutual aid at Holy Fire, Carr Fire
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Local firefighters provide mutual aid at Holy Fire, Carr Fire

Now one local firefighter says much of the destruction could have been avoided had law enforcement not ignored years of complaints. But firefighters also made progress, with containment doubling from 5 to 10 pe...More..

Employee steals plane from Seattle airport, crashes it shortly
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Employee steals plane from Seattle airport, crashes it shortly

Passengers at Sea-Tac were held by a temporary ground stop while the stolen plane was in flight. Alaska Airlines , the parent company, confirmed that its Horizon Air Q400 "had an unauthorized takeoff from ...More..

Dozens killed, including children, in Yemen air strikes
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Dozens killed, including children, in Yemen air strikes

The Saudi-led Coalition, which has been conducting a military campaign to oust the Houthi rebels, didn't immediately respond to CNN questions. "A hospital supported by our team in Yemen received the bodies ...More..

Saudi Arabia appears to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Saudi Arabia appears to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack

The Saudi foreign ministry ordered Canada's ambassador, Dennis Horak, to leave the country and called the use of "immediately release" in Canada's tweet "unfortunate, reprehensible, and unacceptable in relati...More..

North Korea condemns new U.S. sanctions
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

North Korea condemns new U.S. sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un had signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. American officials have been put...More..

Explainer: Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Explainer: Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada

They further ended diplomatic ties, froze all new trade and investment and cancelled flights via their national carrier to Toronto. A diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia shows no sign of abating a...More..

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned

Twitter said it is standing by its decision not to ban accounts associated with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones , despite "outside pressure" for it to ban his content. Podcasts like "The Alex Jones...More..

by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Takeaways from day six of the Paul Manafort trial

Here's how Gates said the scheme worked. He scoffed at the idea that Gates had repented for his actions, noting that prosecutors have said they won't oppose his bid for probation and getting him to acknowledge ...More..

GOP congressman Chris Collins indicted on insider trading charges
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

GOP congressman Chris Collins indicted on insider trading charges

Collins, who was the first sitting member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump's presidential bid , surrendered Wednesday morning at his attorney's office in Manhattan, according to the Federal Bureau of Invest...More..

German couple convicted of selling child on the darknet
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

German couple convicted of selling child on the darknet

Several men, believed to be pedophile "clients" of the couple, have also been prosecuted in connection with the case. The Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany convicted the couple of serious sexual ab...More..