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China mulls scrapping child-birth limits

Officials are drafting a new civil code that has yet to make any reference to family planning , meaning that the government may be rethinking their restrictive...


Suspected asylum seekers rounded up in Queensland

Once the migrants were all accounted for, the government said on Tuesday that the group would be deported to Christmas Island, an Australian territory almost 1,...


Khamenei to Iran’s Under-Fire President: Work Nonstop on Economy

In defiance of warnings from the European Union, the JCPOA signatories and many global players, Trump signed an executive order on August 6 re-imposing a first ...


White House casts blame on China for North Korea challenges

China "is the route to North Korea ", Trump said Wednesday. The comments come just days after Trump called off a trip to North Korea by Secretary of State M...


European Union ready for unprecedented deal with Britain, says Barnier

Echoing British Prime Minister Theresa May's soundbite that "Brexit means Brexit", Barnier switched to English to deliver his own quip in retort: " single mar...


Notting Hill Carnival: More than 370 arrests made over bank holiday weekend

Authorities say 373 arrests at this year's Notting Hill Carnival holiday weekend celebrations were "blemished" by a stabbing on Monday evening. Another susp...


'Undermining democracy': Peter Greste urges minister to let Chelsea Manning in

Manning, who is scheduled to appear at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, may be denied entry on the basis that she does not pass a character test in accordanc...


Malaysian Fugitive Being Investigated by DOJ

The Wall Street Journal reported today, citing sources familiar with the matter, that the US Justice Department is looking at whether Low laundered the money t...


Varavara Rao arrested in plot to assassinate PM

Mehta said the accused, who claim they are victimised, are availing legal remedies. CPI (ML) leader Kavita Krishnan called it an undeclared emergency and said...


We did 'fantastic' job with hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

All three of the deadliest hurricanes were Category 4 storms when they made landfall. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority is more than $9 billion in debt, ...


Mystery woman on doorbell camera vanishes, worrying neighbors

Scott Spencer said. Investigators are conducting door-to-door checks and are searching for any other video surveillance in the area where the incident took pl...


White House counsel Don McGahn will step down this fall

On Wednesday we learned that White House lawyer Don McGahn is leaving his post . "Don is the most impressive White House Counsel during my time in Wa...


Wildfire threatening Alberta national park prompts evacuation alert

The fight against it is being led by US crews but Parks Canada has committed two helicopters and an initial attack team to the effort. A sprinkler system has be...


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe taken to prison clinic after 'blacking out'

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said his "thoughts and prayers" were with the family. The panic attacks come just days after she returned to prison after she wa...


Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny for 30 days over protest

Navalny was arrested in January while on his way to that protest, which he organized to encourage Russians to boycott the country's March presidential election...


Putin dilutes unpopular pension reform that has hurt his popularity

The president said the reform will allow retirement payments to remain on the same level, and he promised that in the future they will be raised, both for curre...


Man claims to be gay lover of accused United States killer Chris Watts

Watts' remains will be leaving Colorado and returning to Pinehurst, North Carolina - where she grew up and attended high school - for a service this coming Satu...


Final Farewells to Sen. John McCain Begin at Arizona Capitol

The building is named for Sen. Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat who frequently traveled with McCain on overseas trips, said his office is "on the first f...


Iran says it has full control of Gulf, Strait of Hormuz

A new round of sanctions was recently put into place, and a second set will take effect on November 4 targeting Iran's energy sector and the central bank. F...


Hillary Clinton's private email server was hacked by China

Among the FBI officials warned was Peter Strzok - who was sacked earlier this month from the agency over anti-Trump text messages he sent while spearheading a...


Brazil to deploy military in state flooded with Venezuelans

The decree is in effect until September 12. The government of Roraima, Brazil's northernmost state, has long urged federal authorities to stem the migrant f...


McConnell stalls effort to name Senate building after McCain

And we very much appreciate everything that Senator McCain has done for our country. The White House issued no formal statement over the weekend about McCai...


White House flags back at full-staff after McCain's death

Trump also said in the statement that he would send Chief of Staff John Kelly , Defense Secretary James Mattis, and National Security Adviser John Bolton to re...


Most Palestinians are no longer refugees, says US

According to UNWRA, this totals five million Palestinian refugees. On another emotionally charged issue, Haley also questioned the "right of return" to Israel...


Scallop fishers plead for naval protection after Channel clash with French

United Kingdom vessels can enter that French zone, it's not illegal. It is not clear which ports the small British fleet were from. He said: "The French need ...


Magnitude-4.4 Earthquake Strikes Near La Verne

The quake was felt at police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Lakewood and other parts of the Greater Los Angeles area. "It was like if somebod...


McSally, Sinema to run for Flake’s Senate seat in November

During the Republican primary, the candidates exchanged vicious insults while highlighting their closeness to the president. Arizona has an open Senate seat...


Russian Federation to hold biggest war games since Cold War

A Japanese Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday that Japan is closely watching military cooperation between Russian Federation and China. Defence Ministe...


Theresa May's unique dancing is caught on film during Africa visit

See video here, or a different version here. It's tough to say, but the Evening Standard christens it the "Maybot". For a kind assessment, start with Busines...


McCain death leaves Republicans lined up behind Trump

He's not the only one to have had a tense relationship with John McCain , ' he added. McCain and Graham have been friends since the 1990s . The Senator's ...


Search after 'illegal' boat runs aground in croc-infested waters

The Department of Home Affairs has described the boat as an illegal fishing vessel , but so far have not confirmed media reports that those onboard were ...


Primark Belfast fire in pictures: Huge inferno breaks out in city centre

The original bank opened in 1787 as The Bank of the Four Johns, named after the four founders who shared a Christian name. According to local councillor Julie...


Divers Discover Giant Squid Carcass

However, it seems that the huge squid made a decision to interrupt their plans. According to a spokesperson from New Zealand's Department of Conservati...


Huge swarm of bees surprises and scares tourists in Times Square

Alert, alert! Earlier this afternoon, hundreds of bees took over New York City's Times Square, and viewers from around the world tuned in to watch them destro...


White House flag lowered again for McCain

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Former Senator Joseph Lieberman will also speak. Among the pallbearers will be Democratic former vice presiden...


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