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Philippines President declares state of emergency


However, he clarified that his declaration did not amount to the imposition of martial law in the archipelago, Reuters reported . "There is a crisis in this country involving drugs, extrajudicial killings and there seems to be an environment of lawless violence", said Duterte, who served as mayor of Davao for years before being elected president in June. Read More »

Arunachal Governor JP Rajkhowa sacked


It was on 6 September that a defiant Rajkhowa claimed that the Centre had asked him to step down citing "health grounds" but he refused to resign, saying that he wanted the President to dismiss him. The home minister's meeting with the President came in the backdrop of Mr Rajkhowa's refusal to step down despite an indication to do so following serious strictures being passed against him by the apex court. Read More »

Nurse in iconic VJ-day Times Square photograph dies aged 92

The black and white photography was shot by renowned photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt on August 14, 1945, after the news had broken that Japan had surrendered. Attempts to solve the mystery around the true identities of the couple also included Life Magazine issuing a plea for the couple involved in the photograph to come forward in 1980, receiving multiple claims. Read More »

More Turkish Tanks Roll Into Syria

The ultimate goal of Ankara is now believed to curb the advances of the SDF in northern Syria, which had aimed to control a territory that would connect the Kurdish cantons of Afrin and Kobani through Jarablus and Azaz along the Turkish border. Read More »

British PM May Has 'Open Mind' On Brexit Deal: Spokeswoman

Theresa May was talking trade at the G20 and Germany isn't pleased. He said: "For the start of the negotiations - we need the formal notification, I mean triggering Article 50". "We will not take decisions until we are ready, we will not reveal our hand prematurely and we will not deliver a running commentary on every twist and turn", she said. Read More »

Winston Throws 4 TD Passes, Bucs Beat Falcons 31-24


Winston rarely left the pocket, and could be something very special for the Buccaneers down in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah (38) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons , Sunday, Sept. Read More »

Pacquiao backs Duterte after Obama bust-up

Duterte is now on a two-day visit in the country. The president made worldwide headlines with his controversial comment on US President Barack Obama, which prompted Washington's cancellation of a bilateral between the two world leaders. "I think it seems to be just a habit, a way of speaking for him", Obama said. However, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. was quoted as saying that "there was no time for Obama to shake Duterte's hands as the Philippine President had to leave the ... Read More »

Cauvery row: Karna govt asks TN to ensure safety of Kannadigas

The miscreants left a note stating that this was in retaliation for the violence in Karnataka over the Cauvery water dispute. Karnataka said that while water storage in its Krishna Raja Sagara Dam was depleting, the storage level in Mettur reservoir in Tamil Nadu was increasing. Read More »

Russia-US plan 'last chance to save united Syria' - Kerry

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said later it was "quiet" on almost all fronts. Early reports of the renewed ceasefire in Syria indicate that there is some reduction in the level of violence in the country, Kerry said. Read More »

William, Kate to bring young prince, princess on Canada trip

They will meet a wide range of people, including young Canadian leaders in business, film, sport, and music, members of the Canadian Rangers, Syrian refugees and some of the staff and volunteers who support the 25,000 migrants who arrive in Canada each year. Read More »

Duterte wants United States special forces to leave Philippines


He also said he showed a picture of an atrocity during the US pacification campaign in the southern Philippines at the beginning of the last century at the East Asia Summit in Laos that included Obama, in order to stop criticism over human rights violations in the war on illegal drugs. Read More »

Sports Illustrated shows off stunning football pics shot on iPhone 7 Plus


Nordeman ditched his cumbersome DSLR and lens, replacing the setup with the dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus. The smaller iPhone 7 gets an even bigger jump to 1960mAh, from 1715mAh on the iPhone 6s. Nevertheless, this is a feature that I hope Apple brings to a future iPhone as soon as possible. In Q3 2016, Apple reduced channel inventory by $3.6 billion, which was more than the expected reduction of $2 billion. Read More »

Sun sets in Syria, marking start of temporary ceasefire

The US and Russian Federation have announced a plan for cessation of hostilities in Syria, which is scheduled to take effect today at sundown. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu fired back Monday, saying "that the global order mustn't be mistaken with the American order" and that "maintaining the worldwide order is the prerogative of the entire worldwide community, not only the Pentagon". Read More »

Justin Trudeau Continues Talks on Free Trade Deal with China


Trudeau's call for a "more balanced" relationship evokes data that show Canada's imports from China are worth nearly double that of its exports to the country. "We'll try to make sure that Canada will be part of the solution, to make these countries more free than they are today", he said. Canada is keen to get involved with a new global infrastructure bank in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated Tuesday - a move that would help the east Asian country's economic credibility around ... Read More »

In new ad, Clinton says she'll bring people together to solve problems


A new series of polls in every state show Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by a point in Texas and trailing the Republican nominee by just two points in Mississippi. While they will appear separately and not be on stage at the same time, it could serve as a warm-up to their highly-anticipated first presidential debate on Sep. Read More »

North Korea missile launches 'extremely concerning'

Power, who spoke along with her Japanese and South Korean counterparts, refrained from elaborating on what further action the Security Council could take. "So we are going to work diligently together with the most recent United Nations sanctions that are already placing North Korea under the most intense sanctions regime ever", Obama said. Read More »

Kerber captures U.S. Open title

With a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over the surprising Pliskova, Kerber bookended the Gram Slam season with her second major of the year. Supremely level-headed on the court, Kerber is light-hearted off it, and her legion of social media fans delight in the selfies of Kerber dancing in the streets of NY or scuba diving in the Maldives. Read More »

Wenger relieved as late penalty lets Arsenal off the hook

They were a bit surprised by the pace and the commitment of the Premier League, and they will adapt to that. "They lack competition and their second half was much better than their first half. It came in the last minute but I think we were aggressive and we were searching for it so in the end we probably deserved a little bit of luck back". Read More »

Woe is Alabama: Top-ranked Tide unhappy with performance


Needless to say, he was not to thrilled with Alabama's performance. Barnett finished the day 2-for-6 with 64 yards. "Hats off to Alabama, they're a great football team and we knew that coming in", Head Coach Jeff Brohm said . It's also interesting to note that Western Kentucky's late touchdown could have affected the betting spread, which was around 27 points. Both also logged carries. Read More »

At least 23 dead after Bangladesh factory explosion

The fire started when a boiler of the four-story factory exploded while employees were inside the facility in in Gazipur district, local police chief Harunur Rashid said. A spokesman of the factory was not immediately available for comment. Low-priced manufacturing is the mainstay in Bangladesh, one of the world's top garment exporters with a Dollars 27-billion industry. Read More »

Sydney man charged with terrorist act and attempted murder

He was arrested at the scene following a confrontation with police. Terrorist attacks by individuals are becoming increasingly prevalent, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. He remains in hospital where his condition is said to have improved. Police say the attack was "planned" and "deliberate" despite the victim and Khan being unknown to one another. Read More »

Armed men with swordsoccupy Sikh temple in England


Police cordoned off roads around the temple which is on Tachbrook Drive in the town. Religious leaders are also reported to be inside the temple negotiating with the men. It is believed that some of the males are still occupying the building, with "a number" of others arrested by officers. British media outlets have sensationalized the reports further with reports using language such as "sword-wielding mobs" to further misrepresent the situation. Read More »

Clinton: North Korean threat requires "rethinking of strategy"

Also on Friday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing firm opposition to the nuclear test and commitment to settle the problems through the six-party talks on Pyongyang's denuclearization. In response, Rodong Sinmun , North Korea's ruling party newspaper said: "Gone are the days never to return when the USA could make a unilateral nuclear blackmail against the DPRK". Read More »

Turkey Says Warplanes Kill 20 Islamic State Militants

On the American side, defeating ISIS would be the best response to Trump, who went as far as accusing Obama and Clinton of creating the terrorist group. The area is west of Jarablus near the Turkish border, which was taken from ISIL by the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army at the start of the operation. Read More »

North Korea nuclear test a 'serious provocation,' Pentagon says


The sanctions also included a ban on North Korea exporting most of the country's natural resources with coal alone estimated to be worth $1 billion in annual income, according to Samantha Power, the U.S. "I think we should condemn it first of all and then we will see what we can do", Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters. The statement came two days after the DPRK's announcement that it had successfully carried out a nuclear warhead explosion, which marked its fifth nuclear ... Read More »